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  • marco 10:04 am on August 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: deathstar   

    Just had to copy & paste from Epic fails in Star Wars design:

    Death Star
    An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.

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  • marco 9:53 am on July 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2010, jupiter   

    It’s almost 2010 and the monoliths… they’re multiplying!

    (CNN)

     
    • barbatus 2:31 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      In Arthur “Pedo” Clarke books, alien technology consists of extremely large phallic objects with minds of their own. At least, this covers the “Odyssey” and “Rama” books and I can’t remember anything else he wrote.

    • marco 8:45 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You obviously haven’t read Imperial Earth.

      • barbatus 9:28 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I have! That’s the one with a dude who has three generations of himself at different ages, who breaks the clone incest cycle by stealing DNA from some other guy who used to fuck this girl he was in love with. Also, aliens are godlike sea urchins. Something like that?

        • marco 10:33 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yep. That’s the one. You forgot to mention the overt bisexuality and Clarke using the last moments of falling into a singularity as a thinly veiled allegory to homosexual orgasm.

          • barbatus 3:46 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

            Homosexual orgasms! Not Liek Other Orgasms (TM)

            I don’t remember this from the book. Are you sure you’re not remembering another little-known Clarke classic, “Bareback Event Horizon”?

            • marco 10:32 am on July 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

              You mean “Naked Singularity”, right?

              • barbatus 2:29 pm on August 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

                That was Assimov, men.

  • marco 8:25 am on July 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: mc hammer, , vader   

     
  • marco 8:13 am on July 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: google   

    Google Wave: “A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more…”

     
  • marco 9:27 am on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: angst, culture, sri lanka   

    So what is it with Sri Lankans and rice? Was out on my own last Sunday and decided to grab a sandwich instead of rice. Back home, my mother asks me what I had for lunch and I tell her and she goes all “Oh you poor dear! At least have some rice for dinner then!” on me. No, thank you very much. I quite dislike rice, actually.

    Further annoying are Sri Lankans who travel half-way around the world, land, and from the very first day go looking for rice. People who are unwilling to sample the cuisine of the country they’re visiting should not be visiting in the first place. They should stay back home, where rice is aplenty.

    Even further annoying are those who travel regardless, sit down to the best cuisine the host country has to offer and then produce a jar of katta sambol from a handbag (it’s always a handbag) and then proceed to offer it to everybody at the table, with an all-knowing “Oh go right ahead dear, put some on that. Otherwise you’ll never be able to eat this bland food.”

    Just drop dead already, will you?

     
    • thevegetarian 2:58 pm on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s so true. I have relatives in France who force anyone who visits to eat pol sambol sandwiches when they go out touristing. Like…. on the steps of the Louvre. It’s fucking insane

    • theotherwhitemeat 3:14 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What to do men! Whatever said and done nothing like rice and curry no?

      • thevegetarian 4:37 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        this is the thing know men?

      • hogwash 4:18 pm on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I need my rice men. What to do.

  • marco 5:23 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , transformers   

    Transformers 2 was an utter waste of my time. If they thought they could make a movie with no plot whatsoever, poor directing, two dimensional characters and formulaic dialog, and then throw in Megan Fox and a shitload of CGI and think it’s going to be a box office hit… well they were right. The theatres were packed.

     
    • theotherwhitemeat 5:37 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So standard summer blockbuster then?

      • Capt. Pig Leg 6:07 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        thank you, I wanted to say just that.

    • barbatus 5:58 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      GFYA! The combination of giant robots and Megan Fox will some day be considered our century’s enduring contribution to the arts

      • Capt. Pig Leg 6:09 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        YOU FORGOT THE NIPPLES! The nipplage is saddened by your forgetfulness

        • barbatus 6:35 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Megan Fox implies nipples

  • marco 7:25 am on July 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: comedy   

    Been watching a good deal of Eddie Izzard lately. Started with the Deathstar Canteen, then went on to Glorious, Definite Article, Circle (my favorite) and Sexie (the one where he’s in a skirt and fake breasts). Dressed to Kill remains.

     
  • marco 4:05 am on July 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Has arrived.

     
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