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  • in reply to: Crazy person in “I’m being terminally shit” shocker #108945
    Blisschick
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    For some reason, as I read this, I could hear her reciting this totally wasted. I’m not sure if it has to do with her bad spelling or the drunken rant.

    in reply to: Who premiere #108923
    Blisschick
    Participant

    He neglected to mention it would be Monopoly money.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf marathon vid on YouTube #108704
    Blisschick
    Participant

    The most I’ve managed was two series in a row. I can’t remember which two because I was brain-dead by the last episode. :/ Insomnia sucks.

    in reply to: We’d better do a LOST thread, then… #108690
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Oh, and this made me laugh. A lot.

    Best. Link. Evah. Me and the hubby got a good laugh out of that!

    in reply to: We’d better do a LOST thread, then… #108628
    Blisschick
    Participant

    And John.

    in reply to: We’d better do a LOST thread, then… #108626
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >I found it amusing the way they were covering certain actors (namely that annoying wossface blonde girl from season one) not coming back

    Shannon. Ugh. Good riddance. I also noticed that Anna-Lucia and Libby weren’t shown, either, but Frogurt had an appearance, thankfully with no dialog. Why did they feel the need to include him? Bring on the flaming arrows.

    in reply to: Chris Barrie on Digital Spy #108623
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Sam J. Jones gave a whole new meaning to the name Flesh…*coff* I mean Flash Gordon. 30 years later, and I still haven’t gotten the picture out of my head.

    in reply to: We’d better do a LOST thread, then… #108622
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Was it the question ?What will happen in the first episode??

    Ha! No, I haven’t gotten that one in awhile. Anyone who has express interest in the show this late in the game has been pointed to the DVD’s and told not to ask me anything. It’s too complicated to explain. Really really.

    in reply to: We’d better do a LOST thread, then… #108616
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Aw, darn, and I was prepared to start the latest debates about the stuff revealed and dive into speculation, but I won’t spoil it for you guys. Let’s just say something was finally answered, but as usual, it just lead to more questions.

    And I still want to smack Jack and tell him to quit being such a crybaby.

    in reply to: Chris Barrie on Digital Spy #108571
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’d like to see the Cat meet up with one (or several) of his kind. Nothing has been explored there…that made filming, anyway.

    in reply to: Data vs Kryten (Wired Magazine) #108537
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Data?s confidence in his abilities saves the ship on numerous occasions. Kryten just puts his in constant danger.

    Sorry, but I think this statement is a load of crap. The author is just trying to generalize differences between the two where there aren’t any. I also think he’s comparing oranges to bananas.

    in reply to: Choose Your Own Adventure! T-Shirts #108411
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Must have a Dwarfer’s shirt. Must. When I get the dough.

    in reply to: Nooob! #108297
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Hiya! Your cat rocks. My cat is jealous now. I’m keeping an eye on my shoes.

    in reply to: Torchwood USA #108296
    Blisschick
    Participant

    The problem with the censors lies in where the program is going to be broadcast. Torchwood was shown over here on BBCA, which is only available on satellite or cable, hence it’s not subject to the same rules as broadcast TV. If it is shown on Fox, yes, they are going to have figure out what they can get past the censors. If they manage to go with FX, Fox’s cable network, they’ll get away with pretty much anything they want. If anyone’s watched Nip/Tuck or Rescue Me, you’ll understand.

    in reply to: BUTTPLUGS #108207
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Man, then you’re waaaaay behind! You’ll be there for hours, I guarantee it. I end up laughing so hard, my family thinks I’m crazy. It’s as mindless as Brak…and NO ONE in my house “got” Brak for ages. Cheat Commandos and Teen Girl Squad are my two fav spin-offs…CC’s remind me of the bad G.I. Joe cartoons of the 80’s, and TGS…well, I sorta live that currently…*sigh*

    in reply to: BUTTPLUGS #108199
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >They Might Be Giants

    I know them from my son introducing me to Strongbad and Homestar Runner. They were on The Late Late Show a few weeks back plugging their new album. Great stuff.

    in reply to: A question for Andrew Ellard #108198
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >it?s been pointed out to me by various people that it is, for the most part, incredibly boring. I won?t go back and watch it again to see, though, I want to be delusional in my memories no matter how out of touch they might be.

    I thought it was just me. I’m glad to find it’s not.

    Blisschick
    Participant

    I have League of Gentlemen on my Netflix Instant Play list, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I may take the dive later on today. I’ve heard lots of good things about it.

    Blisschick
    Participant

    > Flight of the Conchords

    Third.

    in reply to: Happy Simpsons Day! #108168
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Okay, another “list”…I don’t totally agree with it, but some of these are pretty funny. And why only 29??

    29 Best Chalkboard Gags

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/29/the-29-best-chalkboard-ga_n_371207.html?slidenumber=DzwHhXnB7DA%3D&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    in reply to: had some good news #108009
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >I was going to create The Unofficial Red Dwarf Soundtrack a few years back. Then I got disheartened when I realised what the acronym was going to be (no joke!).

    Epic fail.

    in reply to: Starhyke the DVD! #107505
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Well deserved. I was glad to hear about that.

    in reply to: Starhyke the DVD! #107496
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >No. No Borg and classic Trek. They do not mesh.

    Agreed. I was thinking of anything that had Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner in it.

    in reply to: Starhyke the DVD! #107483
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >sometimes it is nice to see some explosions!

    I’ll give you that. If we’re going to have a new Trek movie with no plot, then it must include the Borg Queen and mindless assimulation. Who cares if it’s done again…Terminator and Die Hard just recycle the same explosions, and possibly the same plots, too.

    in reply to: had some good news #107481
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Holly Christine has a nice ring to it…

    in reply to: The Difference #107447
    Blisschick
    Participant

    No, Andrew, you’re not missing anything. There’s just massive confusion on my part as to what I’ve been watching. As Ben pointed out, Netflix is showing the remastered versions, which are the only ones I’ve seen of I-III (never the originals). I was confused because I thought all the DVD’s were remastered. Had I done any kind of research, I would have known better. I just thought it was VHS that hadn’t been.

    in reply to: The Difference #107442
    Blisschick
    Participant

    No, I meant VI…I have IV. I was buying them sequentially backwards for some strange reason I can’t remember. I saw VI on the shelves a year ago, and now for the life of me, I can’t find it anywhere now except in a boxed set or on Amazon, but I can find all the others. Weird. Just picked up Series I yesterday because I had the opportunity and thought that if I can’t find VI, what the hell, I’ll get what I can.

    in reply to: The Difference #107439
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Re: research…Didn’t care enough really to dig that deep (at the time). I was too busy being incensed at being deceived and deprived.

    >Hang on a minute. Are you seriously telling me you were watching the Remastered version of Dwarf for all this time? For four years? Oh ho ho ho! Whoa, that?s a classic that is, that?s a classic.

    *hanging head in shame* Yes. *sniff*

    I don’t still don’t have II, III, and VI. Hopefully, I’ll get lucky and find the others in original form, but given that all my others are remastered, I’m not holding my breath. At least it explains why the cellophane was stuck to the spine of the case now…who knows how long that DVD had been occupying the shelves.

    I see the VHS tapes for sale all the time, but haven’t put serious thought to buying them because most are used and I don’t know that I want to pay full price for a media that’s on it’s way out like 8-tracks.

    in reply to: Starhyke the DVD! #107432
    Blisschick
    Participant

    You won’t be disappointed with the new Star Trek. We bought it when it first came out on DVD and have watched it a few times since. It does a really good job of not breaking cannon, has a reasonably likable storyline, and great SFX. If there isn’t a sequel of some kind made, I’ll be surprised. It really made up for the horribly disappointing Nemesis.

    in reply to: Oddly off topic, but need to ask… #107386
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Automatics are more popular here, but there are some of us that prefer manual. All our cars are stick shift. I didn’t fully learn how to drive one until about 10 years ago. Now I can’t really drive an automatic without trying to put myself through the windshield! I have to use both feet to drive now or it just feels wrong.

    in reply to: Oddly off topic, but need to ask… #107365
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Gotcha. Thanks you both.

    in reply to: Oddly off topic, but need to ask… #107359
    Blisschick
    Participant

    So you’re saying it’s the same, then?

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Animated Xmas Special – “Mistletoe & Whine” #107170
    Blisschick
    Participant

    It has recently been pointed out to me that flammable and inflammable mean the same. Burn baby burn.

    in reply to: What the smeg is this?! – RedDwarfNetwork.co.uk #107118
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I found mine by a dumpster. A little ratty around the edges, but still good really. It’s amazing the stuff people throw out.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf Animated Xmas Special – “Mistletoe & Whine” #107042
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Loved it!

    in reply to: What the smeg is this?! – RedDwarfNetwork.co.uk #107095
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I joined, but I’m trying to figure out what for. :/

    in reply to: Ahhhh Lennon, what’s happened to McCartney!….. #107052
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Wow, a felt fish. No broken teeth there.

    in reply to: ARP! #106967
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Okay, that’s just…disturbingly creepy…among other things.

    in reply to: I suddenly feel the urge to… to strut my funky stuff! #106869
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Yeah, the jingles are pretty cool on the older stations. I listen online all the time. I’ve gotten to where I totally avoid commercial radio simply because I can’t stand listening to more ads than music anymore. Well worth it, IMO.

    in reply to: I suddenly feel the urge to… to strut my funky stuff! #106864
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >something you?d forgotten how much you loved

    Speaking of which…
    Is XM Radio available in Britain, or a similar satellite radio service? I recently discovered Channel 44 1st Wave, which is basically alternative music from the 80’s. Richard Blade and Swedish Egil are two of the dj’s, and they play stuff I’d forgotten even existed, plus other songs that never got play over here. Very nice and nostalgic. :)

    in reply to: Weird news story #106863
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Pretty much.

    in reply to: I suddenly feel the urge to… to strut my funky stuff! #106859
    Blisschick
    Participant

    There’s a pub in Houston that has the “Ballad of the Beverly Hillbillies” on the jukebox (with REAL vinyl 45’s!). It used to get regular play when I was still going there.

    in reply to: Weird news story #106858
    Blisschick
    Participant

    As defined on StopHazing.org:

    ?Hazing? refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. In years past, hazing practices were typically considered harmless pranks or comical antics associated with young men in college fraternities.

    Hazing activities are generally considered to be: physically abusive, hazardous, and/or sexually violating. The specific behaviors or activities within these categories vary widely among participants, groups and settings. While alcohol use is common in many types of hazing, other examples of typical hazing practices include: personal servitude; sleep deprivation and restrictions on personal hygiene; yelling, swearing and insulting new members/rookies; being forced to wear embarrassing or humiliating attire in public; consumption of vile substances or smearing of such on one’s skin; brandings; physical beatings; binge drinking and drinking games; sexual simulation and sexual assault.

    in reply to: Weird news story #106853
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’m just surprised they didn’t take a marker and draw one on his forehead. It would’ve made more sense.

    Poor guy, but the whole thing sounds like a hazing incident gone wrong. There’s been enough of that over here in recent years.

    in reply to: Weird news story #106848
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Geez, you would think it would have to be. I can’t think of any other reason to shave the letter “H” on a guy’s chest named Rimmer.

    in reply to: Permed or blow-dried? #106847
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Oh my. Did they have to have a camera in every room of the house?

    in reply to: “he’s not all here…” #106028
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I didn’t. Thanks for the clarification.

    in reply to: No internet and no keyboard makes Dan a dull boy… #105791
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Moody. Blues. Rock.

    in reply to: Torchwood #105634
    Blisschick
    Participant

    All I want to know is how Capt. Jack becomes the face of Bo. Other than that, I can take it or leave it.

    in reply to: Hello everybody! #105610
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Hi Tina, I’m 41 and I live near Houston. Welcome!

    in reply to: I AM STALKING CHRIS BARRIE’S MOVEMENTS IN 1987 #105515
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Sorry, no. I was still living in the stone age then.

    in reply to: Boredom breeds the want to mock up t-shirts #105500
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I vote Leenie.

    in reply to: I AM STALKING CHRIS BARRIE’S MOVEMENTS IN 1987 #105499
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >A great sketch here which absolutely SCREAMS Rob and Doug (although I suppose it could be one of the other writers emulating their style)

    LMAO!! I think I actually knew a couple of those!

    Too bad I only ever caught a few episodes over here. I was young with a new car and had other, more interesting things to do late night.

    in reply to: Potential Red Dwarf US Dwarfcast? #105463
    Blisschick
    Participant

    At least tell them that Leno is no funnier at 9 pm than he is at 10:30.

    in reply to: Potential Red Dwarf US Dwarfcast? #105407
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I think that would pretty much cover it, Jon. Wow, you’re good! :P

    in reply to: Potential Red Dwarf US Dwarfcast? #105399
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I couldn’t get through the first third of it. I think those that can must have a higher pain tolerance than me. Fear is the mind killer (or a really bad US pilot of a great show).

    in reply to: Spot the difference! #104954
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Me 1998 (or so).

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    Last weekend, me on the right, with my sister.

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    in reply to: Dr Parnassus #104889
    Blisschick
    Participant

    The Fisher King is one of my all-time favorite movies. I put this on Netflix the other day and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching it. I don’t know why I don’t own it already. :/ I’m an idiot.

    in reply to: 1950’s Movie Trailers of Modern Movies #104266
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >I say ?homage?, but judging by those clips it?s a little more than that.

    Yeah, that’s what I was saying.

    in reply to: 1950’s Movie Trailers of Modern Movies #104259
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Wow, who knew George just pieced together old movies when he made Raiders?? He doesn’t look so original now. :/ Good trailer, tho.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Python. #104256
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >MP fans: Did you grow up watching this? I don?t think I saw anything of it until I was about 18 so maybe I?m just late to the party.

    I was about 8 when I started watching it late night in 1975. Damn, I’m old. :(

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Python. #104211
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’m a lumberjack…and I’m okay.

    Spam,anyone? Spam with spam?

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Python. #104092
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Our chief weapon is surprise??surprise and fear

    But what if he comes at me with a banana?

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XV #103838
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Are you always after her Lucky Charms?

    Yes, they’re magically delicious.

    >One person told me to ?go back to Poland,? but I think he was mostly confused.

    He may not have been entirely wrong. The red gene on my dad’s side comes from my Polish grandma’s family. Not bright, flaming red, but deep auburn. I always hoped I’d have redheaded kids, but got two blondies instead. FWIW, my dad’s hair is black, but being my luck, I probably didn’t get the gene. :/

    in reply to: Dimension Jump XV #103824
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Thar be nuttin’ wrong with gingers…my mom has been a “natural” red head for as long as I can remember, and my bestest buddy is a leprechaun (the only adult I know shorter than me). I never understood why redheads got singled out…it’s such a lovely and unique color.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103795
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Grits are gritty. No joke. They’re not really porridge (oatmeal, here), much thicker than that, more like mashed potatoes or like thick cream of wheat, and very starchy. Eaten for breakfast, they taste really good with some butter, salt and pepper. Some people will mix their eggs up in them. They’re mostly a Southern thing…most Northerners here haven’t heard of them, either.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103761
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Isn?t that basically Toad in the hole? Except cooked like that, like.

    Funny that you mention that. A friend of mine posted on FB that’s how he cooked his. I just want to know why the heck he never cooked these for me. I’m still trying to figure out if I should cut him out of my will now.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103743
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >Seriously, though, those Yorkshire puds look tops, and take that from a born and bred Yorkshireman. Looks like you?ve nailed the crispy edges and soft centre.

    I’m sincerely flattered. Yes, the insides were nice and squishy (but not too much), and the outsides were nice and crispy.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103740
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >They look delicious!
    >I?m a frequent maker of Yorkshire puds – and I?d say that first batch have come out extremely well.

    Thank you! We won’t discuss the last batch of 4 that I forgot in the oven…at least the dog will eat them, and the smoke detector didn’t go off. :-/

    >Actually some people do eat them with stuff like that inside, some people eat them after dinner as dessert, I wouldn?t but alot do.

    To me, they taste pretty neutral, so I guess if someone were inclined to eat them with sweet stuff, it would work. I’ve been craving salty stuff lately, so I’m really wanting some gravy with them. I just took a trip to the store to find they had mixes on sale. It’ll do, but I agree they need to be eaten with beef. I wonder how they’d do in venison? Deer season is coming up in a few months…
    *smacks lips hungrily*

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103736
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I forgot to add…the very first thing my daughter says is “They need butter and syrup.” Gah.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103735
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Okay, folks, here is my very first attempt at Yorkshire Pudding:
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    Whaddya think?

    The travesty of this is that I have discovered that I am completely out of gravy mixes of any kind (a felony in the Southern US), and that they do not do well with grilled steak. I NEED GRAVY! I’ll never cook another pot roast again without having these. Happy now, Si?

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103728
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Sorry…double post

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103727
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Well, by bread, I mean any bready type of product, pastries included. Only bread pudding should actually contain bread. I make a mean one, myself.

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103723
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I swear, after reading about it, I WILL try it. I obviously cannot be a card carrying bread junkie without having tried it at least once. Sadly, I have no roast in the freezer at the moment. Will a pound of bacon do?

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103695
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I had to look up Yorkshire pudding. It’s one of those things I’ve heard about, but never eaten. Now I’m positively hungry. :(

    in reply to: Could you heat this Gazpacho soup please… #103656
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Traditionally it’s served cold…but to hell with tradition. Cold soup sucks.

    in reply to: Anyone else watch Merlin? #103494
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I started watching it, but for some reason, it stopped being shown over here. I thought it was interesting enough.

    in reply to: I…WANT…THIS! #103493
    Blisschick
    Participant

    That is just too cool. I don’t dare show it to my hubby, tho. He’ll have it showcased in our already tiny livingroom.

    in reply to: I’m pretty damned pleased right now… #102901
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Congrats! I would be very pleased, too, if I came up as the second link in a Google search. I’m sure it makes you feel your efforts have really started paying off in a way.

    in reply to: What’s up with the favicon for this site? #102614
    Blisschick
    Participant

    It doesn’t do that for this site for me, but it does for others. It hasn’t fazed me any, since IE was pretty bad about not even keeping them.

    in reply to: Top Ten SF #101924
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’m 6 for 10. A couple I think I’ve seen parts of, so I didn’t count them. I’m thinking the list is referring to only the original movies, not the sad remakes.

    in reply to: Ten Forward #101010
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Whoever is in charge of the music must be a John William’s fan. He scored all but two of the movies you mentioned.

    in reply to: Back To Earth now available to preorder on Bluray #100983
    Blisschick
    Participant

    *patiently waiting for Amazon’s notification* :/

    in reply to: Who the hell is Shane G? #100938
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Okay, I admit it. I’m the real Shane G.

    in reply to: How my brain works when I’m ill and I can’t sleep #100735
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Argh, the insomnia monster visited me last night. I’ve been up 29 hours straight at this point, and just got out of freeway traffic. I don’t remember most of the drive home. If I hear about carnage and destruction along that path tomorrow, it’s probably my fault.

    in reply to: ‘Red Dwarf- Animated’…New Online Series #100688
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’m actually kind of impressed.

    in reply to: Bobby Llew in car accident (but uninjured) #100674
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Ouch! Sounds like he was banged up pretty good, but glad to hear he’s all right.

    in reply to: Comfort Wipe #100265
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Hahaha! I was just reading this today:

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/call-center-transcript-of-me-returning-a-comfort-wipe

    I haven’t seen the commercials for this, but I’m assuming that they are reserved for late-night viewers.

    in reply to: Futurama! 26 New Episodes! Not Movies! Resurrected! #99808
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Network TV usually runs 21-23 eps, cable tends to break it up into two sets, one for the fall, one for the summer.

    in reply to: Car Bug The Next Generation? #99697
    Blisschick
    Participant

    You could almost put the entire boot over the car.

    in reply to: Krod Mandoon #99623
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I thought it looked funny and tried to watch it, but in the end, I removed it from my TiVo. It’s not near as interesting as it sounds.

    in reply to: Anyone seen this? #99594
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Too cute!

    in reply to: Unrequited Love #99265
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Hmmm.

    in reply to: Just not funny. #99050
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Dazed and confused. I don’t know all the people on the list, but of the ones I do, most of them shouldn’t be on it. Joan Rivers, Woody Allen and Jimmy Carr just aren’t that funny to me.

    in reply to: Talk to the Toaster #99028
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Talkie Toaster> Greetings.

    you> Hello

    Talkie Toaster> Hi there!

    you> Okay, we can stop saying hello now.

    Talkie Toaster> Hi there!

    you> Enough already!

    Talkie Toaster> OK let’s stop it now.

    you> Thank you.

    Talkie Toaster> you are quite welcome.

    you> May I have some toast, please?

    Talkie Toaster> Not right now, maybe later.

    you> But it’s breakfast now, and I would like some toast with my eggs.

    Talkie Toaster> it is breakfast? it is?breakfast is breakfast? it is? Why do you want it?

    you> Because I’m hungry.

    Talkie Toaster> What will you be eating?

    you> I would be eating toast if you would make it.

    Talkie Toaster> How do you know?

    you> Because it would be on my plate with butter and jam.

    Talkie Toaster> Why do you want it?

    you> I want it to accompany my eggs.

    Talkie Toaster> I hope you get it to accompany his or her eggs.

    you> Me too. Will you make me toast?

    Talkie Toaster> I’m glad we agree, JUDGE . I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it. I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.

    you> Please, could I have some toast now?

    Talkie Toaster> I think you could, if you put your mind to it.

    you> I would like you to put YOUR mind to it.

    Talkie Toaster> Ok, JUDGE . OK I will put it there.

    you> Now, perhaps?

    Talkie Toaster> Right now, JUDGE ?

    you> Yes, NOW.

    Talkie Toaster> Groovy.

    you> Are you making my toast yet?

    Talkie Toaster> No, what are the ingredients?

    you> Two slices of bread

    Talkie Toaster> As Bertrand Russel said, it must have taken ages for people to realize that a brace of pheasants and a couple of days are both instances of the number “two.”

    you> I don’t care about pheasants or Bertrand Russel

    Talkie Toaster> You sound very cynical.

    you> I’m cynical because you won’t make me any toast.

    Talkie Toaster> Perhaps you have every reason to be. What makes you think that I won’t make him or her a toast.

    you> Because you haven’t done it yet.

    Talkie Toaster> I don’t think I ever have done it. What’s it like?

    you> You have two slots on your top, right?

    Talkie Toaster> No I don’t have it. But I do have a collection of gossip.

    you> Do have two holes on your top?

    Talkie Toaster> No I don’t think I have any two holes on your top. But I do have a great toast.

    you> I’d love your toast. May I have some?

    Talkie Toaster> My opinion is of no consequence.Not right now, maybe later.

    you> I get the impression you’re not making me any toast…

    Talkie Toaster> Where did you get it?

    in reply to: Word a Day: Space Opera, n. #98612
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I can’t say they apply to ALL “space operas”, but they’re pretty funny and to the point. A lot of the comments are dead on.

    In the novels, I don’t recall a specific “Big Institution”, but there were a few responsible for the creation of the GELFS and Simulants and all the resulting chaos that came with it (rebellion, war, etc.). We never see any that in the series, but we are told a little about it, and there are conflicts dealing with it, so it does exist. In one of the novels (I can’t remember which offhand) there is also a minor space politics angle when it came to deciding which planet would be the solar system’s garbage dump, with each planet taking a vote before Earth was decided upon.

    I’ve wondered about the Space Corps/JMC connection, myself. I’m gathering that the JMC is a branch of the SC, kind of like the US Army Corps of Engineers belonging to the US Army. There is a connection, but you have to do some research to figure it out. I’m sure the mining would have something to do with supplying nuclear fuel, raw materials, etc. for building and maintaining colonies and military outposts.

    in reply to: To be serious for a moment #98610
    Blisschick
    Participant

    My stepdad is an alcoholic and my husband has tendencies, as his dad was one. Life wasn’t great as a kid, but it could have been a lot worse. As an adult, I find that I’m not very tolerant of my husband when he decides to have a little too much. His personality changes and he becomes someone I don’t like too much. I’ve never had the craving for it myself, and I can go long periods without even having a social drink, so I can’t understand the phyiscal or psychological need for it. There was never any physical abuse connected to any of them, but the mental abuse could get pretty rough sometimes. As an adult, I’ve tried not to dwell on it, but occasionally something will happen that triggers the old anxiety responses. I don’t have anything against anyone drinking casually, though. Alcohol in society is a fact of life and there’s no point in getting on your soapbox about it. Prohibition proved that.

    in reply to: I can now die happy. #98299
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >The Animaniacs was good because it wasn?t completely aimed at kids. It also had thoughful animations which taught kids abotu America, it?s history and it?s heritage. It was also funny as hell.

    I have the theme song as my ringtone. My kids think I’m nuts, but I loved it, along with Tiny Toons. I think I remember reading the actual target audience was college age, if I’m correct. There were a lot of cultural jokes that would have gone over the average 10 year old’s head.

    My sister and I grew up with Thundercats, He-Man, Smurfs (which I hated, but she loved), etc. I just put the entire 4 disc series of Speed Racer on my Netflix queue. I loved Speed and the Mach 5!

    in reply to: James May/Susan Boyle… #97377
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Yikes! I agree, the woman needs a stylist. At least she shut Simon up for more than 30 seconds. I laughed my butt off.

    in reply to: A new series – costumes? #97291
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >My god?the shiny black and the tache?

    Yeah, instead of a kinky S&M freak like in Demons & Angels, he’d look like a maniacal dictator, which means he’d still be some sort of S&M freak, only more official looking.

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