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Favorite Classical Performers? in General
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Piano: Victor Berge. Hellz yeah.

Voice: Chanticleer. The concert of theirs I attended was the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. It's incredible; when you're there hearing them, everything is so perfect you can't believe it's real. Haahhh!

And give me John Williams conducting the New York Philharmonic any day.

[ Saturday, January 06, 2007 19:50: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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2007- What movies are you looking forward to? in General
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Apparently it was because of a lawsuit over payment for the trilogy. Funny how the people you think never cared for money suddenly do. Like when Bill Nye sued Disney for not getting paid enough.

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Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year in General
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For the record, 'Date Movie' was NOT a date movie.

[ Friday, January 05, 2007 18:06: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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In memoriam, Polaris in General
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That's probably because the Internet doesn't want to touch Desp. :)

Which could be, in turn, because Desp wants to touch everything. :P

[ Friday, January 05, 2007 18:02: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Home-written comics in General
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Huh. A photo comic. Very cool idea!

My initital reaction is to say everyone should make comics with pictures of themselves, but it'd probably end up making us look like some kind of creepy, subtitled webcammers.

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What Games... in General
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Didn't Jeff have some connection to Ultima, too?

Wow. Thought I was the only one who played Mantra. What a pretty much useless game. :)

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New Year's Resolutions! in General
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Sigh...

What's my resolution??! About 1024 x 768!!!!

[ Wednesday, January 03, 2007 12:22: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Guys I'm going to bed now in General
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Well, while we're on the topic, for Christmas I got a stuffed mole dressed like a construction worker that dances and sings "Macho Man" when you squeeze its hand.

I'm not joking, either. :cool:

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Guys I'm going to bed now in General
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I love how this post has lasted for a week or so, whereas equally productive ones about Brokeback Mountain and New Years' Day were locked as soon as they happened. :P

[ Tuesday, January 02, 2007 17:25: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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For members on ez-board. in General
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It's a nice thought, Solberg. But why don't you try taking it in a different direction? Maybe tossing in a "101 Recipes Using Tartar Sauce and Bean Curd-Flavored Ice Cream" discussion board or something not already posted would help provoke interest, though.

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What Games... in General
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I likewise came here for Exile. Once everything started going 3-D, though, I sorta petered out.

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Saddam Hussein's Execution in General
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quote:
Originally written by Spent Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Apparently there is some confusion, since Robinator posted the morning of the twenty-ninth on the first post of this topic. But he was executed on the 30th.

Dikiyoba.

It seems that Robin was calling the shots. So to speak.

I know what I'm doing. :)

...except that bit about dropping the rope while he was in the middle of a prayer, filming his lowest moment on a cellphone, putting the video on YouTube and the officers taunting him was more of an improvisation on their part. I'm going to have a few words to say to those disrespectful scumbags. Jeesh.

Incidentally, the Capital Steps once did a song called "The Sunni Side of Takrit" (Sunny Side of the Street). Good times, good times.

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Happy New Year's Eve in General
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quote:
Stolen from Exit Mundi:
Will it be the end of everything? Or will it be the dawning of the age of Aquarius? No one really knows. One thing's for sure, though. December 21st of the year 2012 is the day time as we know it will end.

So at least claim the Maya's, that ancient civilization that lived in the Mesoamerica's since 2,600 BC. The Maya's had an extremely complicated method of keeping track of time, based on three separate calendars. The most important, most encompassing of these calendars holds the `Long Count': the period from the beginning until the end of time. And on December 21st 2012, the Long Count expires. It will be point zero. Time will be up for the Universe. It will be, literally, the end of days.

Big deal, you might say. Still, there's a couple of very interesting (and disturbing) facts about the Maya calendar's end. Most intriguing, 21-12-2012 is not a day like any other. Up in the sky, an extraordinary and incredibly rare event will take place. The Sun will move to a unique spot in the sky -- and hold still for a while, since it is solstice day. The Sun will sit precisely on the heavenly crossroads between the Milky Way and the galactic equinox, forming a perfect alignment with the center of the galaxy.

Er... what?

Well: the night time sky is crossed by several mathematical lines. One is the axis of the Milky Way -- the Milky Way, as you may know, being that bright band of stars you can see running across the heavens on a clear night. Another important line is the cosmological ecliptic: the axis along which the constellations travel, the line that defines coordinates in space.

You can say a lot about the Maya, but you've got to hand it to them: they knew a hell of a lot about stars. For instance, they calculated the exact duration of a year to a thousandth of a decimal point, much more precise than any Greek or enlightened philosopher ever did. Also, they were able to predict every solar and lunar eclipse until this day. And obviously, they knew where the galactic equinox and the exact middle of the Milky Way lay: they called this crossing `the Sacred Tree'.

More disturbing, the Maya's were awfully good at astrology, too. Mysteriously, they predicted in what year their civilization would be overrun by foreigners coming from over the seas. Legend has it they even predicted the world wars. So if a Maya tells you the world will end in 2012, you'd better take it seriously.

But actually, the Maya's never predicted anything concrete about 2012. That may have something to do with our ill knowledge about Maya culture: when the Spanish ransacked the land, they burnt literally every Maya book they could find. Only a handful of scriptures survived. And in them, there's not a clue about what happens when the Maya calendar ends.

So what awaits us in 2012 basically is an open question. And as with so many open questions, countless doom preachers, semi-prophets and other crackpots pop up to provide an answer. The interpretation you hear most: 2012 will mark the coming of a new, glorious age of wisdom and peace. It will be Age Of Aquarius at last, with a world full of peace, love and understanding.

The reasoning behind this is actually not that stupid. The Maya's didn't really believed in endings: their conception of time was circular, with every end being the beginning of something new. So, 2012 shouldn't be an exception.

Also, the Maya's had a highly developed philosophy of the cosmos. They saw the cosmos as the true mother of things. Consequently, the Maya's thought the cosmos is all around us, and within us. Every plant, every animal, every man is sheer Cosmos.

So, New Age philosophers say, December 21st 2012 will be the day on which this inner cosmos is reconnected to the divine outer cosmos. The Sun will mount its unique position to form a `gateway' between the Universe and the souls of every living creature on Earth. Our linear conception of time will crumble, and with it, fear and hatred will vanish. It will be purification at it's very best, when everyone is soaked in cosmic understanding and divine love.

So there it is: on December 20th, you'll kick your dog, yell at your spouse and cheat on cards. But a day later, you'll be calmed down into a peaceful dude with nothing but love and understanding to guide you in life. Even though it's mid-winter, it'll be summer of love for all humanity.

Other doomsayers foresee doom and destruction. December 21st will be the day the Earth will be destroyed. Some think it will be because of some nuclear war, some say it will be because it's biblical judgment day. Even others take the ending of the Maya calendar more literally, and claim the Universe will just cease to exist. Zzzzp!, gone.

There's something to be said in favor of such sinister scenario's, too. The Maya divided their Long Count into five lumps of time, called Great Cycles. And every cycle had a well defined end. For example, after period number one, a Jaguar came by and ate everyone on Earth. Well, it's the Maya saying this, not me!

The second cycle ended in air, the third in fire, the fourth in flood. And what about the last period, the stretch of time we're in? The Earth will be destroyed by earthquakes, is the interpretation some scholars give to the etchy-sketchy remains of the Maya culture. That needs emphasizing, because the last word on Maya timekeeping isn't said yet: almost every year new books on the issue are published.

So, what are we to make of it all? Will it be time's up in 2012? Well: we at Exit Mundi wouldn't bet on it.

Don't forget: there are many, many religions predicting some kind of end to the world. And the Maya prediction attracts a lot of attention now, merely because their end date is so well-defined, and because the Maya Deadline is only a couple of time-ticks away.

And what about that awesome phenomenon of the Sun sitting in the heart of the Tree of Life? Well, that happened before. The Sun passes the Tree every 25,800 years. That's a lot of years, but since the Earth exists for an astonishing 4,5 billion years, the Earth survived the `divine event' more than 150,000 times already!

What's more, the last six times the phenomenon occurred, modern humans already walked the planet. Obviously, it didn't have much effect on our spiritual lives. It certainly didn't stop the Spanish from butchering some 800,000 Maya's in the sixteenth century.

Cheers. :)

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Guys I'm going to bed now in General
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Scorp, you puss.

Ba-dum, tssh!

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Saddam Hussein's Execution in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis:

quote:
Originally written by Cryptozoology:

How come it's okay to speak ill of the dead when it's Saddam but not when it's Gerald Ford?
<SARCASM>Oh, because he's a former president. He MUST be a good guy. You can't speak ill of him after he's dead.</SARCASM>

I seem to recall that Mr. Ford fell down flights of stairs a lot.

Anyway.

There's this interesting image...
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...which illustrates the data taken from a survey that asked the audiences of different media outlets about their beliefs regarding the Iraq war. Three questions were asked:

1) Is it your impression that the US has or has not found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization?
2) Since the war with Iraq ended, is it your impression that the US has or has not found Iraqi weapons of mass destruction?
3) Thinking about how all the people in the world feel aobut the US having gone to war with Iraq, do you think the majority of people favor the US having gone to war?

The point was, of course, that in reality there are no al-Qaeda links, the US has found no WMDs, and majority world opinion is against the war. The funny thing is that the audiences of more Conservative media outlets (e.g. Fox) had far more misconceptions about the war than did the audiences of more Liberal media outlets (e.g. NPR), with the number of misconceptions decreasing as the outlet in focus got more Liberal in bias. Kinda makes you think, doesn't it?

However, for the record, the Bush administration technically had nothing to do with Saddam's sentence: it was made by an Iraqi judge in an Iraqi court. In fact, Bush was apparently sound asleep here in the US when Saddam was executed. So as much as we'd all like to blame him, we can't.

I'll just say, in almost the words of his father, George H. W. Bush, "Read my lips: no new executions."

Viva Jimmy Brown, a man who truly felt good. He knew that he would.

[ Saturday, December 30, 2006 16:31: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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2007- What movies are you looking forward to? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Long and Long:

Sweeney Todd. I'm skeptical about how good it will actually be, but I love the musical enough to be hopeful.
Only Sondheim could be perverse enough to make a musical about flesh pot pies. The music is amazing, though. It always felt a little weird to have the woman who played Ruth in 'Pirates of Penzance' and who keeps making ads about starving kids in Africa (Angela Lansbury) talking about the joys of cutting people up with barbers' razors and selling them as meat pies. Isn't the new movie with Johnny Depp?

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Cheater's Paradise in Blades of Exile
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Once upon a time, I uploaded a utility scenario called 'Cheater's Paradise' to the Internet. Little did I realize the zip file was completely corrupt, and the scenario file itself was little more than an unfinished, loose-endful pile of binary poo. So today, a year after having received the last complaint via e-mail about the thing, I finally tracked down a working copy, ironed out some bugs, and zipped it up again. It's now avaliable for download at this obscenely long link. To spell that link out, it's:

http:/ /amber.sharebigfile.com/getfile.php?id=F00976FA&access_key=YzQyODBlZjcxNzZhY2UzYjg5MTVjZTc4ZDg5NWNiZmZiMTIwMzcyMjEzMzA4OGY3NWM2NzM4YTYzOTQ1OGNkMDMw&captcha=343033

If anyone's interested, feel free to download it, or add it to the scenario databases. Some people have already been informed. Thank you!

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Utility list on Archive in Blades of Exile
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'Cheater's Paradise' isn't listed either. Of course, that version is a corrupt piece of garbage, but that's beside the point.

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Saddam Hussein's Execution in General
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So the Big Guy of Iraq was executed on the morning of the 29th, right before the Year of the Pig. I'm not sure it was what he deserved, and hope only that it was the right thing to do. But what do you guys think? This is a straightforward "yes"/"no"/"don't know" poll, so-—even though you will anyway—-feel free to justify your answer.

EDIT: Agh! And Gerald Ford died!

[ Friday, December 29, 2006 21:10: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Merry Xmast to all in General
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I think Dikiyoba should start a Dikipedia.

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2007- What movies are you looking forward to? in General
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quote:
Originally written by BainIhrno:

I'm also looking forward to Bridge to Terabithia although I haven't read the book
They made a movie of that?! Ahh! What a great book!!

Hopefully the newest Harry Potter won't be as bad as the others, although given the streak, it probably will be. I'm much more interested in the actual book.

My theory is that Snape had that Unbreakable Bond thingy with Dumbledore (or whatever that was called) in such a way that if Dumbledore was ever in a position where he would jeopardize anyone else at Hogwarts, Snape would be duty-bound to kill him first. Snape's really a good guy; he had such a look of hatred when he killed Dumbledore because he didn't want to, and Dumbledore pleaded with him (not specifying what it was he wanted) because he knew Snape didn't want to. Remember that Snape was still helping out Harry up to the point he left the book, reminding him to close his mind.

Yeah. So. Anyway, that's how my cookie crumbles.

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Who still plays the Exile Trilogy &amp; Why in General
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Speaking of Galaxy of Games, I first found Spiderweb Software by playing demos of Exile I and II on a MacCubed CD. Those were the days.

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Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year in General
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But they're such a great read. I remember being captivated by the Chronicles as a kid, and this was growing up in a family that's not particularly religious at all. Maybe it was just being young and ignorant, but the religious imagery, as prevalent as it is, didn't overshadow the literary experience too much at all, hearing C.S.Lewis' work read through a young kid's ears. 'The Last Battle' was always so amazing because of it's action-packedness, and the ending with the donkey and the dwarfs and everything. (once everyone starts going to Heaven it starts feeling like the end of 'Huck Finn') I dunno. Speaking as someone who tends to get really ticked off by Christians in general every time I listen to the news or the media at all, I still love the books.

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New Year's Resolutions in General
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My New Years' Resolution is to stop making promises I don't intend to keep. Therefore, my New Years' Resolution, well, isn't.

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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Currently plowing through The Science of Discworld, by Terry Prachett and two other guys. Jeez, this book is dense.

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