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Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #25
Favorite adjective Weird.
Favorite city founded before 0 I know I should pick some obscure city no-one's ever heard of... Ah well, Babylon.
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 Oh, I don't know. King's Quest?
Favorite historical war As in, taking place before modern times? The Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604).
Favorite method of execution Axe meets neck.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates Nietzsche.
Favorite poet Don't really have one. Some musician.
Favorite politician (living or dead) Don't have one, so a random pick follows: William Ewart Gladstone.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host (Had to look up the word) Don't know any.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) None pop into mind - haven't read any in a while.
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Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #26
Favorite adjective -- Off the top of my head, &#x03B4&#x03B5&#x03B9&#x03BD&#x03CC&#x03C2
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Rome? Athens? Ithaca?
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Pac Man?
Favorite historical war -- The Trojan War is historical, dammit.
Favorite method of execution -- You suck.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Plato?
Favorite poet -- Shakespeare (or possibly Milton)
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Augustus Caesar, for sure.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- You suck even more.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- You suck further.

[ Monday, October 23, 2006 20:51: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #27
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Favorite adjective -- Off the top of my head, &#x03B4&#x03B5&#x03B9&#x03BD&#x03CC&#x03C2
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Rome? Athens? Ithaca?
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Pac Man?
Favorite historical war -- The Trojan War is historical, dammit.
Favorite method of execution -- You suck.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Plato?
Favorite poet -- Shakespeare (or possibly Milton)
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Augustus Caesar, for sure.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- You suck even more.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- You suck further.

See!!!

This is why my favorite adjectiviword is sucky. It's powerful enough to kill, yet calming and winsome enough for children's literature.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #28
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—Alorael, who bets @ with the right |, [, and ] could take Link with one arm tied behind its curly thing.
Pf. ADOM-@ with his ( could take out Angband-@ with one arm tied and having downed a ! of blindness and read a ? of confusion. :P

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Infiltrator
Member # 4248
Profile #29
Favorite adjective -- Idiotic.
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Rome?
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Space War!
Favorite historical war -- The thirty year war.
Favorite method of execution -- Decapitation.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- I haven't read enough philosophy to say.
Favorite poet -- I don't read poetry either.
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Iosif Stalin.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- I don't watch talk shows, they're a waste of time.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- Saarnimetsän tarinoita.

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Posts: 617 | Registered: Tuesday, April 13 2004 07:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #30
Favorite adjective -- Pointy.
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Catal Huyuk.
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Nobody's mentioned Ultima IV yet? What's wrong with you people? Phantasy Star comes in at a close second.
Favorite historical war -- The Anglo-Zanzibar War. What's more badass than convincing your opponent to surrender within less than an hour of hostilities commencing? Nothing, that's what.
Favorite method of execution -- Crushing by elephant. Because hey, elephants are cool.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Baruch Spinoza. I hardly even agree with anything he says; he just seems like a really nice guy.
Favorite poet -- Eww, poetry. Let's say Ogden Nash, since three words is about as long a poem as I can tolerate.
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Francis Bacon.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Ricki Lake.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- Grug. No, you're not expected to have heard of it if you're not Australian.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 05:32: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Member # 261
Profile Homepage #31
Dungeon Master II is a fantastic game but it wasn't released before 1990. Angband is also a fantastic game -- but it was first released in 1990.

Likewise, Pericles wasn't really a philosopher.

These answers took me a while.

Favorite adjective -- vertiginous
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Eridu
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Pool of Radiance (the plural is used in the third sequel, Pools of Darkness, but not the original). Partly for the engine, and partly for the story, which much like Exile II balances open-endedness with directed plot quite well.
Favorite historical war -- I had a very hard time coming up with an answer; after forming the question I realized I don't really like any wars. I ended up going with the American Civil War, but I'm uneasy about it.
Favorite method of execution -- drawing and quartering
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Aristotle sucks, Plato rules!
Favorite poet -- Goethe, easily.
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Vaclav Havel
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Ricki Lake, of course, but mostly for Hairspray
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- The Velveteen Rabbit

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Agent
Member # 3364
Profile Homepage #32
Favorite adjective -- You're gonna make me choose just one? How about notorious?
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Venice
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Dig Dug
Favorite historical war -- The Cold War
Favorite method of execution -- beheading
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Homer
Simpson that is. :P
Favorite poet -- Dr. Seuss
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Lincoln
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Isn't it usually the visitors that are vulgar instead of the host?
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- Grover's 'Everything in the Whole Wide World' Museum.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 07:11: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #33
quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

Favorite poet -- Dr. Seuss
Which is your favourite Seuss book? Oh, The Places You'll Go is easily mine.

And Magma, your answer to the same question I have quoted has been noted. :)

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Profile Homepage #34
quote:
Originally written by Oscar Wilde:

quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

Favorite poet -- Dr. Seuss
Which is your favourite Seuss book? Oh, The Places You'll Go is easily mine.

And Magma, your answer to the same question I have quoted has been noted. :)

Personally, I like The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins best, but Green Eggs and Ham is really fun to read out loud.

"Put me down!" said the fish. "This is no fun at all!"
"Put me down!" said the fish. "I do not wish to fall."
Read with angry/anxious/verging on hysterical fish voice.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 07:15: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #35
Green Eggs... and The Cat in the Hat are the two I read out loud to my friend's kids, and they love them.

The Grinch is probably my favourite story, but it's not as good overall.

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Too Sexy for my Title
Member # 5654
Profile #36
Favorite adjective -- Tender
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Rome
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Mario
Favorite historical war -- Can't say I have one
Favorite method of execution -- See above
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- I never thought about it, and I'm not sure I have one. I did enjoy greatly writing my philosophy paper on Anselm.
Favorite poet -- I've never been too into poetry, but I guess I can name some of the ones I've liked. Miguel Hernández, Shakespeare, León Felipe, etc.
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- FDR
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- I can honestly say I've never watched a talk show. So none
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- I didn't have those when I was a kid, and it'd be weird to start reading them as an adult :P .
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Member # 391
Profile Homepage #37
The Lorax ftw!

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Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #38
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus.:

The Lorax ftw!
DIE!

Ahem. It's not great...

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quote:
Originally written by Oscar Wilde:

quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus.:

The Lorax ftw!
DIE!

Ahem. It's not great...

The Lorax is to great. Don't tell me you don't want a Thneed.

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Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #40
I don't want a Thneed :P

I swear, 'Oh The Places You'll Go' is so much better!!

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Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #41
Favorite adjective -- Senseless
Favorite city founded before 0 -- What's wrong with hunter-gatherer societies?
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Haven't played many; Joust
Favorite historical war -- Can't decide
Favorite method of execution -- Hanging done wrong so it results in decapitation instead
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Pass
Favorite poet -- Shel Silverstein
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Pass
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Pass
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Dikiyoba's close second for favorite children's book was Goodnight Moon, though.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #42
I have never read Goodnight Moon. Is it really that good?

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Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #43
quote:
Originally written by Oscar Wilde:

I don't want a Thneed
It matters not, you need a Thneed.

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You lose.
Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
Profile Homepage #44
Favorite adjective -- Kiva, mä tunnun sanovan sitä aika usein.
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Jaa... Oisko Lontoo? Milloin ne roomalaiset valloitti Englantia?
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- No, Final Fantasy tietysti! Piti tosin tarkistaa Wikipediasta että oliko se tosiaan ennen 90-lukua.
Favorite historical war -- Mä en oikein pidä sodista. :\ Mutta, tuota! Sanotaan... ei, nyt ei irtoa.
Favorite method of execution -- Karmivaa. :\
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Locke? Mun piti tehdä siitä esitelmä joskus kahdeksannella ja opettaja kehui, ei siinä muuta.
Favorite poet -- Eikä! >:\ Mikä ihme teillä on noiden runoilijoiden kanssa? Oikeesti, mä alan tosissaan kyllästyä. Ei ole!
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Tylsimys. Politiikka on ... no, hitsi. Itsevaltiaat - Niinistö. En tosin ole hirveästi seurannut, mutta alku jaksoissa se oli loistava.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Jaa. Bettina? Eikun, eikun.. ne, Joonas ja Ruben. En tosin ole kertaakaan katsonut niitten showta, että...
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- Kaikki Viiru ja Pesonen kirjat. Ne supersöpöjä. :P

I hate favorites.

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By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #45
Favorite adjective -- scrumtrellescent
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Rome!
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- Final Fantasy
Favorite historical war -- Napoleonic Wars
Favorite method of execution -- Hemlock
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Do political theorists count? If so, Hobbes.
Favorite poet -- Neruda
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Augustus
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Colbert
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- The Little Red Caboose
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #46
An Angband @ worth his ASCII would be unfazed by any and all delterious ! and ? forced upon him. Otherwise he'd already have died to the hordes of Z. And while Angband-@ may be a young'un, his ancestors (32757 of them) date back far enough.

I'm surprised myself that no one else has a comment on Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett. Seuss is definitely good, though, in all his forms, especially Fox in Socks form.

—Alorael, who highly recommends the poetry of Neruda read by Neruda himself. He has a very distinctive and apparently deliberate style.
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Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #47
Favorite adjective -- Bizarre.
Favorite city founded before 0 -- Istanbul counts? Then that's it.
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- The Castles of Doctor Creep.
Favorite historical war -- Napoleon's Hundred Days, because I re-enacted Waterloo on site in 1990. The Imperial Guard infantry were scarey, the cavalry silly, the banquet amazing (lots of free wine and everyone standing on tables waving sabres and singing the Marseillaise).
Favorite method of execution -- Exile and wait.
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Immanuel Kant.
Favorite poet -- W.H. Auden, by a nose, I guess.
Favorite politican (living or dead) -- Abraham Lincoln.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- David Letterman.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- Harold and the Purple Crayon.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:12: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7538
Profile Homepage #48
Favorite adjective -- Spifferooniful
Favorite city founded before 0 -- I don't care
Favorite computer or video game released before 1990 -- I never look at release dates for old games
Favorite historical war -- American Revolutionary War
Favorite method of execution -- Guillotine :)
Favorite philosopher other than Socrates -- Nemesis
Favorite poet -- Shel Silverstein
Favorite politician (living or dead) -- Dick Cheney. He's an excellent marksman.
Favorite scurrilous talk show host -- Letterman is funny.
Favorite young children's book (i.e., a picture book) -- I dunno… probably one of the Dr. Seuss ones.

[ Tuesday, October 24, 2006 14:16: Message edited by: Nemesis ]

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Dollop of Whipped Cream
Member # 391
Profile Homepage #49
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Favorite method of execution -- Hanging done wrong so it results in decapitation instead
Is that even possible?

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