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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #390 on: October 18, 2010, 06:40:57 am »
That's awesome. I can't look at stuff like that anymore without imagining overgrown apes pounding their chests to declare, with absurd seriousness, their absolute dominance of the forest.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #391 on: October 21, 2010, 12:47:32 pm »
Fully awesome, RW.


For my contribution today, my cat nearly escaped out the front door this morning. He was stopped but another, random cat managed to escape IN. He's a super sweet orange tabby, very fat and well groomed so it is unlikely that he's actually a stray. Now just have to figure out what to do with the guy.
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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #392 on: October 30, 2010, 02:11:00 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6a4T2tJaSU
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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #393 on: October 31, 2010, 10:39:49 am »
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In Britain, Hindus and Sikhs celebrate Diwali with great enthusiasm and in most ways very similarly to as in India. People also give each other sweets such as laddoo and barfi, and the different communities may gather from around the country for a religious ceremony and get-together. It is a greatly celebrated holiday and is a great way to connect with the culture and heritage of India. Diwali is becoming a well known festival in Britain and non-Indians also join in the festivities. Leicester plays hosts to some of the biggest celebrations outside of India itself[16]. Diwali also coincides closely enough with the British Guy Fawkes (Bonfire Night) traditions on November the 5th that in many areas, such as the East End of London, a kind of joint festival has evolved where everyone celebrates and enjoys the same fire and fireworks for their own diverse reasons.

It's sort of a strange co-incidence. Or "co-incidences" I may put it. Hindus celebrate Diwali as "the Festival of Light" as the fabled Prince of Light defeats the Demon King Raavan and returns to Ayodhaya, thus ending the reign of darkness and illuminating the night sky. Guy Fawkes Night (November 5) also has fireworks and bonfires as it marks the attempted gunpowder plot.

If you think that's just the weird coincidence, get this:

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In Hinduism, Deepavali marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom of Ayodhya after defeating (the demon king) Ravana, the ruler of Lanka, in the epic Ramayana.

In Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha by Mahavira in 527 BC. Moksha means "liberation", mind you, although the term seems to be used for "death" here.

In Sikhism, Deepavali commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 52 Hindu kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir; the people lit candles and diyas to celebrate his return. This is the reason Sikhs also refer to Deepavali as Bandi Chhorh Divas, "the day of release of detainees".

If you ask me, it's creepy as hell!

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #394 on: November 01, 2010, 09:58:28 am »
What the, three posts in a row? XD

Is it just me or does it seem like the opera-vocalist of both Suikoden III and Ghost in the Shell the same person?
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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #395 on: November 01, 2010, 02:24:47 pm »
I was just told: "whether it is 'my lord' or 'my liege,' arguing semantics in the middle ages is feudal." Horray for puns!

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #396 on: November 01, 2010, 09:12:03 pm »
I was just told: "whether it is 'my lord' or 'my liege,' arguing semantics in the middle ages is feudal." Horray for puns!

Very clever.  That's wonderful.

I'm amused by how much D looks like random Englishmen, and gets told that often.  We trick-or-treated in downtown [large US city] yesterday night with some friends, and I giggled whenever someone at the door said "Hey...you look like John Lennon!  Has anyone ever told you that?"

That, and Harry Potter and John Oliver--who could seriously be his doppelganger, I swear.  He looks exactly like my boyfriend, but 15 years older and with worse teeth and a more awkward smile.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #397 on: November 01, 2010, 10:38:31 pm »
I was just told: "whether it is 'my lord' or 'my liege,' arguing semantics in the middle ages is feudal." Horray for puns!

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #398 on: November 03, 2010, 11:12:05 pm »
http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

Perhaps crudely phrased, but that provides the amusement.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #399 on: November 04, 2010, 01:20:07 am »
Either the crudely drawn woman on the right, or the crudely drawn disembodied head I'm too lazy to delete beside her.


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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #400 on: November 10, 2010, 11:52:46 pm »
Tonight's fortune cookie:

What's a sheep without legs called? A cloud!

Yeah, okay, dude.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #401 on: November 12, 2010, 02:34:31 am »
That's the best fortune cookie fortune ever.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #402 on: November 12, 2010, 02:48:57 am »
Tonight's fortune cookie:

What's a sheep without legs called? A cloud!

Yeah, okay, dude.
Or perhaps it's candyfloss.
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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #403 on: November 12, 2010, 10:13:17 pm »
Or an unlucky sheep.

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #404 on: November 13, 2010, 02:29:58 pm »
I am amused by the prefix "rad." It goes so many places, and it's so interesting, in my mind, that it coincidentally connects geometry with physics without ever losing its roots. Get it?

I need to invent the Radically Radioactive Radial Radio Radiator. I think it would be some kind of circular heat sink that uses nuclear materials to dissipate heat in a fashionable way that will make its owner the envy of all the scientists and savants on the block.