Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    There was a fake story the other week about a teenage girl from Kazakhstan whose smartphone exploded while she was asleep, killing her. It had her full name, pictures and everything, but she never existed before the story. Who knows who the photos are actually of. Also, the British tabloids are the top hits for said story. Even other questionable sites that do nothing but aggregate stories reference these tabloids as their source. The funniest one was when one site referenced another site's article, but that second site's article was merely referencing the Daily Mail's article.

    You would think this would be a big deal, especially for the manufacturer of the phone, who is of course never mentioned.

    Found it funny that on one of these British tabloid sites, one person in the comment section actually points out that the story is suspicious, and everyone attacked and downvoted him or her because of it.
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    JirinPanthosa
    I think with excuse me it’s more about tone than volume.

    If there’s the slightest sarcastic note, it’s like you’re saying “You’re a moron for being in my way in the first place”. But if there’s a tone like you’re asking a favor, you’re just saying “Please let me pass”.
     
  3. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Location:
    Finn
    :lol:

    Tho I wonder what the first popcorn looked like. Was it like being at the movies? I suspect it wasn’t as puffy as the version we know.
     
  4. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Originally, popcorn was used as a packing material or something?
     
  5. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Location:
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Florida
    No, according to Wikipedia it just started out as food.

    It wasn't until someone that lived in Florida tried to store some popcorn for a rainy day that it was conceived as packing material.
    "Yep, that's terrible. Let's throw it in with Mother's good china."
     
    Velocity and Obsidian7 like this.
  6. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    Well, for the environment, it's preferable to use that to polyurethane chips.
     
  7. oberth

    oberth Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    could some random moderator please enlighten me as to whether fuck trump! is covered by our rules or not? i really feel compelled to post that.


    obviously, i won't do it if it is verboten [​IMG]
     
    zhe Färängisieve and Jim Klag like this.
  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    auntiehill
    If it was against the rules to post FUCK TRUMP, I'd have been booted from the BBS ages ago.
     
  9. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Gearing up for a convention tomorrow.

    I was looking forward to meeting the actor who played The Hound in GoT but he's had to cancel due to work commitments. Looks like a refund is on the cards. I don't fancy having the autograph sent to me next week. (Along with a photo of them signing it.) It kinda defeats the purpose.

    Most of my autographs are prebooked. I don't want to see everyone on the list. Although, I really hope to meet Jean Claude Van Damme on the day. It wasn't on the cards, (too expensive) but thankfully there's a now use for the birthday money.
     
  10. zhe Färängisieve

    zhe Färängisieve Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2019
    Location:
    warehouse I don't own
    I hope You didn't order Miss Stormy to do so
     
  11. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    SPCTRE
  12. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    I have a thing about music. If I like it. I like it totally without reservation but if I hate it, I hate it more than anything else in the world. For the sake of not creating a polemic, I'll abstain from saying what music I like and what I hate, though.
     
  13. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    Often on this board I've seen people say that things they loved in their childhood haven't stood the test of time into adulthood. I never had that experience myself, though, until yesterday.

    When I was a kid, two shows - Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers and Thunderbirds 2086 - used to come on in syndication, but I rarely got a chance to see them because they came on at the crack of dawn, I would catch glimpses and snippets, but I rarely managed to catch a full episode.

    So yesterday, while perusing YouTube I found out that full episodes of both had been posted, so I got comfortable and watched a couple.

    Me, while watching both: "Oh, my god, this is shit."

    I didn't miss anything as a kid. The voice acting in both sucked, the writing in both sucked, and aside from Galaxy Rangers' animation they weren't even nice to look at. At least Thunderbirds 2086 has the standard excuse of being an anime sanitized for American kids TV. Galaxy Rangers has no excuse.
     
  14. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2019
    Location:
    Chicago suburbs
    Correction - sanitized for American adults. We kids didn't need it sanitized but our parents did.
     
    Admiral2 likes this.
  15. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    JirinPanthosa
    Captain N gave me the same reaction.
     
  16. oberth

    oberth Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    [​IMG] you were a kid in the '80s? [​IMG]
     
    Worf factor9 likes this.
  17. oberth

    oberth Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
  18. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    With one exception, I don't think the orange lardbutt has ever done the dishes even once in his life.
     
    oberth likes this.
  19. oberth

    oberth Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    as you live in france you get albert uderzo to change the pic (afaik he retired about 7 or 8 years ago) - good luck !!

    ... but than geriatrix / mathusalix / methusalix* is a lot smaller, too

    ---

    * english (i know it's french but this is an english speaking site and at least french ain't obsolete in 50 bc [​IMG]), french and german name respectively
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
  20. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Discofan
    Yes, I am a great fan of Goscinny and Uderzo's works and so I know what story this picture is from.