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coyotegoth
Nov. 19th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re. #2- I knew two guys at my college, back in '87, who said that they did this (their logic being that it required less booze, so they were saving money). Mind you, I never actually saw them do it- but it seems a rather peculiar false claim to make.
burger_eater
Nov. 19th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe they were trying to trick you into doing it?

I'm not really feeling the need to experiment with it myself.
kriz1818
Nov. 19th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Well, #2 is one myth we'll never see the Mythbusters tackle. Thank G-d.
burger_eater
Nov. 20th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, they'll assign that one to the B team.
geniusofevil
Nov. 20th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
4) why didn't you go with --The best examples of the Twilight series being publicly mocked -- all though all those examples were disturbing as hell.
http://www.happyplace.com/11736/the-best-examples-of-the-twilight-series-being-mocked-in-public

5) Shark pic - WHY ARE THOSE PEOPLE ON THE CAGE? Those are really great photos.
burger_eater
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Because I don't like to mock Twilight fans. I like to see their excesses, but calling them gay or whatever is lame.

And yeah, great photos.
geniusofevil
Nov. 20th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
I guess that was mean of me.
burger_eater
Nov. 20th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not judging (much). I hear an avalanche of bad things about the books. But some of the mockery is uncool, too.
barbarienne
Nov. 21st, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
In fairness, I suspect the guy who is into Twilight to that degree probably is gay. I mean, actually homosexual, and attracted to the male characters the way the women are.
burger_eater
Nov. 21st, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
That husband who suggested Snuggies and Twilight to his wife might just have wanted to get a little something that night. For all I know, he's parlaying Meyer's books into a volcanic sex life that his chicken-choking Facebook buddies could only dream of.

barbarienne
Nov. 21st, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
Showing your wife you support her obsession doesn't require stripping down and throwing yourself at cameras covering the event.

That's all I'm saying. It's entirely possible that he's a heterosexual guy who loves the series because he wants to be a sexy beast like Jacob, or that he's doing it all the impress his wife/girlfriend or potential girlfriends.

But my knowledge of human nature would suggest that he is more likely to have common feeling with the rest of the fans than to be performing for them.
burger_eater
Nov. 21st, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, I was talking about the people in the links geniusofevil posted. That dude with his shirt off? Hell yeah.
barbarienne
Nov. 21st, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Re the Twi-hards: I just don't understand it. I don't understand that level of crazy over anything, not just Twilight.

The NatGeo images are great. That one of the tornado and lightning made me think of the lightning-spewing predator in GoC.

I'm glad that these Autocorrect posts gave a clue as to how the errors happen; that they use your previous communication as a template. Otherwise I would be very curious what dictionary the system was using that caused so many corrections to curse words, sexual slang, and scatological terms.
burger_eater
Nov. 21st, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
I'm not prone to great enthusiasms myself. Every day I see people being more excited about some band I've never heard of than I've ever felt in my life.

I have no idea how Autocorrect works. I just assumed the programmers were assholes.

And that's totally cool about that NatGeo pic. I have written sentient tornado monsters before, but not in anything good.
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