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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:44 pm

Ok, obviously I'm a major nerd, but there are time when even I shock myself with how nerdy I am. Like when I realized I had just translated a Glass Hammer song into Elvish, when I looked back on my Nex Tex, or when it occured to me that when I want to relax the first thing I often do is kick back and study Japanese. :shock: But today was an equally nerdy realization: here I am, a University of Chicago student (which in itself says quite a bit about my geekdom factor), walking into the Regenstein library (fourth largest college library in the country), where most of the aforementioned impressively nerdy University of Chicago students live, listening to a song I bought off of iTunes because it was about pi and thinking it was really cool.... At that moment I could just feel the geek seeping out of me and evaporating out into the Reg's sterile library atmosphere--which is already so heavy with nerdiness it's about to start raining differential equations. Wow.
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:09 pm

But you're in good company.
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Post by Rumpska » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:24 pm

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:08 pm

Look at this - an electronica-based opera on Paradise Lost - interesting!!

http://www.paradiselosttheopera.com/home.html

Did anyone else see it/hear of it?
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Post by Thimon » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:41 pm

Interesting indeed..
I liked the background music of the site..
I started the first movie and was like OK I like this..
Then the women with wings appeared and I was like What the...
By the time the man with wings came I put it of..
To weird for me :roll:

The second movie couldn't entertain me because opera is sometimes to "screamy" for me.

To bad... I liked the idea.
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Post by Reepicheep » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:52 am

http://www.spamusement.com

They turn real spam subject lines into cartoons.
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Here are links to 2 of my favorites:

"Guess Who?"
http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/257

and

"She Can't Possibly Be Enjoying This"
http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/284[/u]
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:44 am

250 Year Old Tortoise Dies! (Born 1750)

http://wired.com/news/wireservice/0,704 ... n_index_21
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:08 am

Workings of man crying out from the fires set aflame
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:33 am

Workings of man crying out from the fires set aflame
By his blindness to see that the warmth of his being
Is promised for his seeing, his reaching so clearly

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Post by alien2112 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:32 am

Oh my! Those are *HILLARIOUS!*

(I nearly snorted milk up my nose) :twisted:

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Post by johnc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:53 am

Ha! The Alien returns! Welcome home. :)
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Post by johnc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:09 pm

johnc wrote:John - I've always heard it stood for "gracious gift of God." Tim's translation is close enuff.
Haliburton - I've been coming up snake-eyes in my efforts to find out what this means, other than that it's Scottish in origin.
Christopher - Christ-bearer
http://www.softcom.net/webnews/wed/cj/U ... s_GM7.html

I'm gonna change my name. :shock:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:54 pm

To Hanni?

Please don't.
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Post by Thimon » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:12 pm

Those are hilarious! :D
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Post by johnc » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:36 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:To Hanni?

Please don't.
NO. That's the sort of name you change from, not to.

(Wonder if that's what Han Solo's parents and uncles called him when he was a kid. :lol: )
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