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Comment Re:Just wanna say (Score 1) 572

Utter nonsense.
I don't remember who exactly said it, but "People... What a bunch of bastards" fits perfectly into out society. There are two restaurants in our town that aren't manned by damn surly wait-staff who think that they're getting a tip when I can't get a refill. (Or a clean fork, but I suppose that's my fault for not getting off of my lazy ass and washing it myself)

Get off my lawn.

Comment Re:immaturity: yes (Score 1) 261

they would play songs, get this, FOR FREE. anyone could hear it without having to pay money and signing away their rights!

Don't the radio stations, or their parent companies, have to pay royalties to the music companies in order to play their songs? Isn't that why there are so many flippin' ads on nearly every channel? While that's not paying money, per se, couldn't you say that the corporate sponsors are paying for the rights, then you go and buy one of those tasty-sounding cheeseburgers you just heard about, for only $1.99, while your kids yell and pitch a fit till they get that awesome Thing (patent pending) that they were just told is the best thing since Last Year's Thing....

Damn, now my head hurts. Anybody got any of that HeadAche Medicine (TM)? It works great, and I don't have to take as many as that Other HeadAche Medicine (TM).

Comment Re:Sport? (Score 1) 471

Actually, no, playing SC for a living would not be sport. The etymology of "sport" comes from the old French desport meaning "leisure," so anything that you do for leisure, or fun could be considered sport, but not something you do for a living. But then, as we all know, things change, Mox, words change.
Currently, sport is defined as "any athletic activity that uses physical skills," and one could argue that pushing buttons is still a physical activity, only now you're not meeting the requirements of "athlete" (from the original Greek, to "compete for a prize," which fits, or "[US] A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports," which does not).
Therefore, I hereby move that we re-classify the StarCraft tournaments under a new heading: "eSports" (trademark, patent, and copyrights pending) or "Chair Sports," the latter of which would include all competition-level computer games, table-top games, and other activities.*

* I currently hold the record for most consecutive UNO games won in our household. My prize? I get to sleep on the couch.

Comment Re:Not sure about the hype (Score 1) 495

Crystal Pepsi, the Clear Cola!

Which was, of course, followed shortly by Coke's Tab Clear, "A Mouthful of Flavor!"

Both were born in 1992 but were (thankfully) short-lived. Crystal Pepsi died in 1993 in a seedy motel bath-room, lying in a bathtub full of ice, both kidneys removed, while Tab Clear died in '94 due to aneurysm, self-inflicted.

They were both in love with dying, they were drinking from a fountain that was pouring like an avalanche, coming down the mountain.
Ha, now try and get that out of your head.

Comment Re:Let it go (Score 1) 93

As I understand it, it's not currently classified as one because the earth-moon system's centre of gravity is inside the earth.

The moon orbits the Earth, not the sun.

Isn't that what he said?

No, seriously, doesn't

"the earth-moon system's centre of gravity is inside the earth"

mean the same as

"The moon orbits the Earth"


Or do I just read it like that as I already knew it, therefore I automatically draw a conclusion?

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