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    That's awful...
     
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    Man, I feel ya. It's one thing when the artist isn't a master of his pencil, or it's like a five second skit that's whipped up in five seconds, it's another when the thing you are drawing is purposefully butchered for the sake of your art style.

    Useless fact: Modern art becomes increasingly complicatedly simple for no apparent reason. Your square that doesn't seem to have any sort of context or purpose now apparently can be hippie rainbows, and it's suddenly much more interesting, according to critics that like to say 90% of people like this crap, even though like a 100% of us were never asked.
     
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    Yeah modern art is crap. Somebody left their glasses on the floor near a wall at an art museum, and
    people thought it was an exhibit. o_O
     
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    Robert Cecil(Who is my MC) had an little pet parrot he would have strut across the table at dinner party. I think that's cute.
     
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    I misread that at first.
     
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    Lighting C4 on fire, or shooting it, will not cause it to explode.

    (what about thermite?)
     
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    But if it is aflame, hitting it with a hammer or bullet will make it explode.
     
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    Time for some emperical observation... :D
     
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    Later this evening at the local emergency room...

    "So how'd you lose your fingers?"
    "Oh ya know, but I managed to find them scattered throughout
    the neighborhood. Had to fight old lady Grazilda's rat-terrier
    for my left thumb. So Doc, what do ya think?"
    "Sure we'll just glue 'em back on."
    "That doesn't sound-"
    "Really? We can't just one up the Orks, by cementing and
    hammering them back in place, and hoping for all the best.
    Instead it will take many long hours of micro surgery to repair
    the damaged nerves, and reattach the tendons, and so on.
    I'm not sure you seem the kinda guy to appreciate the gravity
    and cost concerned with in the least giving you use of your
    hands again."
    "I see. So what's my alternative then."

    5 hours later...

    "Honey, I am now a cyborg. Check it out, it's grabby and squeezy..."
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    Grabby and Squeezy whisper to each other a few seconds, then look at the
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    "It must have been the Joker...heh heh heh..."

     
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    If I'm close enough to a k of C4 to lose my hands, that rat-terrier is gonna get a piece of my mind! :D
     
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    One of the oldest continuously living animals are jellyfish, whom existed in one way or another since the start of the cambrian (~541 million years ago) (sponges and coral predate jellyfish and are both 'animals'). So really, the most successful animal design (evolutionarily speaking) is one which doesn't even have a distinct brain or really even a distinct anything.
     
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    Putin has doubled his ratings in one day.

    In Thursday Russian Gallup company VTsIOM told that only 31.7% of Russians trust Putin. That is lowest number in 13 years.

    Then Kreml asked that Gallup company what they mean and surprise, surprise, ratings doubled to 72.3%. That change was explained with "new method".

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