Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cogito, Apr 26, 2010.
I'm telling you, man. You could be his stuntman at the very least.
This is more or less accurate.
Tornadoes! Thank God all I have to worry about is torrential rain!
Well those are extremely rare in MN, so it was on the news for like a week. One of those rare exceptions that are scary, ya know.
Sometimes its good to learn how to cook that way. Guidelines for time really are just guidelines because no oven is exactly the same as another.
The UK (England in particular, but the UK as a whole) has more tornadoes per square kilometer than any other country or region on earth
Why am I reminded of Ensign Chekov on Star Trek?
I've never seen any Star Trek episodes; with the amount of references to it that I hear, that's almost like a carer disadvantage.
I feel your pain. I haven't watched any Star Trek.
I unfortunately have, my dad's fault. Go away Wesley.
Stargate is far superior to Star Trek.
Very true. Of course, I grew up on that show anyways so I'm biased.
Bah. Bah I say!
Ok. Stargate's cool because it makes fun of itself and the genera in general. But it's been on so long now that it's beginning to get boring.
There will never be another scene in a science fiction that's as memorable written as Khan's first appearance. During dinner with Kirk they're sort of battling each other with subtlety. Then it gets brutal.
Point is, they have like 9 movies.
The Wrath of Khan. I will admit, that movie was pretty good.
I never did manage to see the episode of his first appearance though.
Star Trek may be dated, but it kicked sand in the face of many long standing biases. First display of a female navel on network television, first interracial kiss on network television, stepping away from "monster of the week" science fiction, and treating the viewers like they possessed active brain cells. Star Trek had to fight NBC every step of the way, and the show was cancelled after the second season, It then again made history when viewer letters made NBC reconsider the cancellation abd bring it back for a third season - the first time a network cancellation was ever reversed.
The Armed Forces changed their shipboard alerts, inspired by some of the alert sounds used on the show. Other ideas from the show also inspired development projects in the real world.
More precisely, "first interracial black-white kiss on a scripted non-variety television show on US TV" (Wikipedia). Sammy Davis, Jr. and Nancy Sinatra beat it to the punch on US TV as a whole, and as far as I can see nobody has bothered recording when the first interracial kiss was on UK TV because it was never such a big issue here.
The Sammy Davis Jr. kiss was a peck on Nancy Sinatra's cheek. Granted, it was a landmark in its own right, but the kiss between Kirk and Uhura was the first full liplock on US network television. I cannot say whether UK television got there first. I hear your claim that the UK never made a big deal of race. Maybe true, maybe not. Star Trek did defy the US Standards and Practices guidelines, however, changing them forever, and deserves full credit for that.
Wikipedia, as usual, only gives partial information.
Hey Gigi! =D
What's going on?
The reason I'm here at this insane hour is because next door have decided it's a fantastic time to host a raucous party, featuring drunken singing, thumping basslines and God only knows what else. I wouldn't normally mind, but I have my final exam in 5 hours and it would be nice to go into it having slept.
CAN YOU ****ING IDIOTS SHUT UP AND LET ME SLEEP ON THIS ONE OCCASION?
Apartment? Dorm? Frat?
Houses. Newish development, sort of arranged in two horseshoe shapes, one enclosing the other. I have a back bedroom, which means I'm overlooking a common area, but which also means the noise of every party can be heard. Normally it's not too bad, because they just fizzle out at 3ish, but this one's dragging on, and on, and on.
It hasn't been helped by the night being hot and stuffy. Closing my window's just made the room have no fresh air supply, and the noise is still coming through.
Sounds like the usual dorm annoyances to me. I'm glad I'm out of there now, even though it was fun. And if not, well then those are some crazy neighbors there. Enjoying thirsty Thursday a little much?
To be fair to them, it's the first time I've had problems with them in 9 months of living here. I'm just not happy that they pick the ONE night in the last six months where I have an application in the morning, and this time it happens to be assessed.
I'll mention lack of sleep and the reason for it to the examiners when I get there in the morning. Fortunately, my application is at 9.35 and won't last any later than 10.
It may seem a shetty thing to do, but you call the police and have them tell the partiers to keep the noise down. No one will get arrested (most likely), but it's a reminder there are other people in the neighborhood they are stepping on.
I'm driving up to Vegas to see Joel on Saturday morning! Can't wait.
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