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Random Babbling Thread 119

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. Keneth Gems: 28/31
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    Exploding Kittens is now at over 100k backers and almost 4M dollars in less than a week.

    Funny how that happens. You think you have a mildly entertaining idea and it turns out ot be a massive hit.
     
  2. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I just got the news, my sister's obstetric ultrasonography revealed a healthy normal son. That's her fourth children, and second son. As luck would have it in a couple of month she'll have two daughters and two sons. Now why anyone would want to have that many children is beyond me. I'm not opposed to the idea of having a child, but just that a child.
     
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    She's having quadruplets?

    I don't really think it's a mater of choice. As far as I know, you can't abort just some of your children. ;)

    Edit: Oh, you were just tallying up the children in total. I thought they were all part of the same litter.

    Some people like children. In the olden days, four children wasn't really all that many. One of my grandmothers hds 8 siblings and one of my grandfathers had 9.
     
  4. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    Actually you can -- it's called a pregnancy reduction or something. She was supposed to have twins but they decided to abort one of them. Seeing as they already had twins from her last pregnancy, not to mention the first child from before that. Two sets of twins from two pregnancies, I guess her uterus is just... efficient. :lol:

    Also yes I was tallying the total normal of children she will have.
     
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    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Depends on the ocean. Two or three days off the coast is awesome (it doesn't matter what coast ... I've been in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans) -- you could stand on the deck of a ship and breath the freshest air with just a faint hint of sea salt. But the Sea of Oman in August is ... not good.
     
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    Meh, the smell of the sea just kills my appetite. But yeah, gets better if you go further out.

    Speaking of appetite, what are you guys making for lunch? I'll probably go for some chicken breasts in mustard cream sauce with a bit of pasta and some broccoli (or maybe asparagus).
     
  7. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    To the web of Sorcerer's Place rode a not-so-stranger one fine day
    Spoke now and again to folks around, even though he didn't have much to say

    It was early in the morning when he rode into the place
    He came sailing from the north side slowly lookin' all 'round
    It's a thread loose and running wild with babble he's looking for
    And he's here to do some business, some funny business

    In this Place there was a thread by the name of Random Babbling
    Many folks had tried to make it fun and weird and many folks were gone
    It was wild and a weird one through, a young thing of fourteen or so years
    And the notches on its sleeve numbered nineteen and a hundred
    nineteen and a hundred

    Now the not-so-stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
    He came here to take on a Thread, makin' it fun and weird
    And he said it didn't matter that he was after Random Babbling Thread
    After Random Babbling Thread

    Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Random Babbling Thread
    But the Thread didn't worry, plenty that tried before were gone
    The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
    It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the Place.

    Then folks came out to see and watch
    Then folks came out to see and watch


    :lol: anyone got the reference ?

    Also; Damn I can't wait for Fallout IV (or should I say Fallout V, since New Vegas was technically the fourth ?)
     
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    As long as it's nothing like Fallout 3, it's fine by me. Luckily, Obisidan knew what they were doing and salvaged that wreck.
     
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    If Vegas would be considered the fourth, shouldn't Fallout 3 then be considered the... fifth or something? Well ok, Fallout Tactics and Brotherhood of Steel (more popularly known as PoS) were generally not considered part of the Fallout canon, and more action games than RPGs, but the precedent still stands.

    But Skyrim with guns is not really what I'm hoping for in the Fallout universe.
     
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    I think I'll give the original Fallouts another try. I've never finished either game. Kept chronically restarting and then just quit.

    ---------- Added 3 hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds later... ----------

    Now I remember what I hated so much about Fallout 1. A bunch of random checks all over the place that you only get one chance to succeed on. Missing out on something because of a failed dice roll and having to reload the game is so not fun.
     
  11. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I realize this isn't the best place to ask this, but at this point I'd take advise from pretty much anyone. How do you deal with the frustration of spending my days waiting for the phone to ring from any of the dozens of applications I sent ? So far all I've got is spending time tweaking my resumes, sending them and posting dumb, really not witty post on an internet forum... It's been three months, which isn't that much time I know, but still. I want a job, I'm not asking for the goddamn moon !
     
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    Perhaps instead of waiting for the phone to ring you should pick up the phone and inquire about the job you applied to?
     
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    What BTA says, it'll help bring your name to the front of the person's mind when the decision time comes. Of course, that is if they posted a phone number anywhere for you to find.
     
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    I agree, there's nothing wrong with calling them and asking. It'll show your interest or, at the very least, you'll find out that that the position has been filled (they don't always let you know that they've given the job to someone else).
     
  15. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    Well alright, thanks for the advice, starting tomorrow I'll do just that.
     
  16. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Think of it similar to dating -- how often does the girl of your dreams (or any girl for that matter) call you up to ask you out or show up at your door to ask you out?

    Same thing for the job search.
     
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    Just don't send them flowers. That would be weird.
     
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    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I wished you would have said earlier, because I just booked a room for two at a five star hotel, damn :p
     
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    I know this was from a couple days back but good on you Flix with the daily exercise.

    Also I can't wait for the new Fallout as well. My 9 yr old and I will probably be fighting over who gets to play it though.
     
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    That totally sounds like a fair fight. :p
     
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