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I think a book about Con stories would be great. Not just stories told to you, but of things you encounter and stuff. Call it "CONfessions of a CONvict" or something.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on A few pictures from GenCon at WWdN: In Exile
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A trick I learned a long time ago for Shakespeare was to read it as fast as you can. Don't hyper focus on words you don't understand, or let line breaks dictate the flow of how you read. The rhythm will automatically come by reading it. Here is the same passage from King Lear (A2S2).. one in it's original form, and one mucked up for readability. original A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition. Edited for smooth readability. A knave. A rascal. An eater of broken meats. A base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave. A lily-livered, action-taking knave. A whoreson,glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue. One-trunk-inheriting slave. One that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch. One whom I will beat into clamorous whining if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition. If I read a full speed, it makes so much more sense. I'm re-reading Coriolanus right now. It makes such a difference.
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(looks over right shoulder) I see GAP.
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Portland person here: Huge fan. I'd love to buy you a beer somewhere. Make sure you snag a Voodoo Doughnut while in town.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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Reminds me of when I was little and watched the Parent Trap with Hayley Mills. I remember having a crush on her and told my mom I wanted her as my girlfriend. It didn't matter that the movie was made in 1961 when Hayley was 15 (born in 1946) and was older than my mother. I wanted the girl in the movie as my girlfriend! (sigh) At least I was smart enough to know she wasn't twins in real life.
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Reminds me of when I was little and watched the Parent Trap with Hayley Mills. I remember having a crush on her and told my mom I wanted her as my girlfriend. It didn't matter that the movie was made in 1961 when Hayley was 15 (born in 1946) and was older than my mother. I wanted the girl in the movie as my girlfriend! (sigh) At least I was smart enough to know she wasn't twins in real life.
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At least he voted. John McCain couldn't be bothered to show up. Pussy.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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At least he voted. John McCain couldn't be bothered to show up. Pussy.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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I was going to be really upset until I watched the Olbermann comment regarding the fact that they can still be criminally prosecuted. There was no "right" way to vote on this and he knew it. Everyone's so quick to judge, but try spending a day in their shoes with 13512613 ways to mess up and get back to me on how good a job you do. I still think there is hope. I do.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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I was going to be really upset until I watched the Olbermann comment regarding the fact that they can still be criminally prosecuted. There was no "right" way to vote on this and he knew it. Everyone's so quick to judge, but try spending a day in their shoes with 13512613 ways to mess up and get back to me on how good a job you do. I still think there is hope. I do.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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i saw the minibosses a long time ago play at an arcade called Ground Kontrol here in Portland. They rock!
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i saw the minibosses a long time ago play at an arcade called Ground Kontrol here in Portland. They rock!
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but why do you qualify and clarify your relationship every time you mention Ryan. If it doesn't really matter, you've no shame whatsoever calling him son. Any man can be a father, it takes a real man to be a dad. Keep up the good work, and don't think ya need to footnote your relationship.
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but why do you qualify and clarify your relationship every time you mention Ryan. If it doesn't really matter, you've no shame whatsoever calling him son. Any man can be a father, it takes a real man to be a dad. Keep up the good work, and don't think ya need to footnote your relationship.
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starshine_diva: No digital was harmed in the experiment. It was a very old-skewl, manual SLR-type photography class. She expected us to see some brilliant, life-defining, sudden moment, and then do F-Stop math to capture the moment. "Yes, Brad. Keep that stream of milk coming out of your nose whilst I calculate the middle-gray values of 2% milk."
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starshine_diva: No digital was harmed in the experiment. It was a very old-skewl, manual SLR-type photography class. She expected us to see some brilliant, life-defining, sudden moment, and then do F-Stop math to capture the moment. "Yes, Brad. Keep that stream of milk coming out of your nose whilst I calculate the middle-gray values of 2% milk."
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That moon illusion played hell in a photography class I was in. She warned us about "the moon" but wanted us to find out what would happen. It never quite comes out the way you want it to. On film it's SO teeny tiny, even if you have this monstrous, lunging, kick-ball of a harvest moon on the horizon.
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That moon illusion played hell in a photography class I was in. She warned us about "the moon" but wanted us to find out what would happen. It never quite comes out the way you want it to. On film it's SO teeny tiny, even if you have this monstrous, lunging, kick-ball of a harvest moon on the horizon.
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When I moved to Oregon a few years back, I had horrid reaction to grass seed. I'd take Benadryl and it'd knock me out. Nothing seemed to work. Then one day while buying strawberries from a roadside farmer, he said, "just take some stinging nettle." He said they sold it in pill form and equated it to taking rattlesnake venom as a cure to a bite from the same snake. I took it for a few weeks, and three years later: no allergies. Hope you feel better soon.
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When I moved to Oregon a few years back, I had horrid reaction to grass seed. I'd take Benadryl and it'd knock me out. Nothing seemed to work. Then one day while buying strawberries from a roadside farmer, he said, "just take some stinging nettle." He said they sold it in pill form and equated it to taking rattlesnake venom as a cure to a bite from the same snake. I took it for a few weeks, and three years later: no allergies. Hope you feel better soon.
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I saw it on opening night (ya, I'm a sheep.) My only annoyance was the complete and total lack of any real bad guys. Now, most films have nefarious villains who're not "bad," but are either just bad tempered, or misunderstood. This film is filled FILLED I SAY with misunderstood guys with a history of bad luck, and bad choices. There are not jokers, not crazy "take over the world"-types, and no mustache twisting psychopaths who tie your girlfriend to the railroad tracks. They're all just misunderstood. And it won't ruin it, but the "emo" Peter Parker was the worst thing to his celluloid than Christopher Reeve's "Putting on Glasses" to completely change his look away from Superman in the 80's. *moves hair* Okay, audience, I'm evil now.
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I saw it on opening night (ya, I'm a sheep.) My only annoyance was the complete and total lack of any real bad guys. Now, most films have nefarious villains who're not "bad," but are either just bad tempered, or misunderstood. This film is filled FILLED I SAY with misunderstood guys with a history of bad luck, and bad choices. There are not jokers, not crazy "take over the world"-types, and no mustache twisting psychopaths who tie your girlfriend to the railroad tracks. They're all just misunderstood. And it won't ruin it, but the "emo" Peter Parker was the worst thing to his celluloid than Christopher Reeve's "Putting on Glasses" to completely change his look away from Superman in the 80's. *moves hair* Okay, audience, I'm evil now.
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Oh I hear ya. I've been playing all those on emulators for years. I love all those old ROMs. Can you believe I got every single ATARI2600 game ever released to fit on one floppy disk? (heh)
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Oh I hear ya. I've been playing all those on emulators for years. I love all those old ROMs. Can you believe I got every single ATARI2600 game ever released to fit on one floppy disk? (heh)
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Ahh, I can't wait to see what's in the works for the 20th Anniversary. Definitely a fan. Oh, and if my Pandora, SomaFM and ChroniX Aggression get turned off, I'm going to be a very angry geek.
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