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Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Let's have some new cliches." - Samuel Goldwyn

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SPOING!
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" - Abraham Lincoln

***

GRANDPA: (to Dwayne) Can I give you some advice?

I'll do it anyway. I don't want you making the same mistakes I did when I was young...

This is the voice of experience talking. Are you listening?

Kid: Fuck a lot of women. Not just one woman. A lot of women. You're young...

Jesus! You're, what? Fifteen? You should be gettin' that young stuff. There's nothing in the world better than the young stuff!...

Look: right now, you're jailbait, they're jailbait. So it's fine. The minute you
turn eighteen — Bam! You're lookin' at three to five...

Fuck you! I lived 80 years! You're like those fuckers at Sunset Village...!

FRANK: What happened at Sunset Village?...

GRANDPA: I'll tell you what happened! I pay my money, they let me in. I should be able to do what the fuck I want!

SHERYL: He started snorting heroin.

FRANK: You started snorting heroin?!

GRANDPA: I'm eighty!

FRANK: You know, that stuff'll kill you.

GRANDPA: What am I, an idiot?

(to Dwayne) And don't you get ideas. When you're young, you're crazy to do that shit.

FRANK: What about you?

GRANDPA: Me?! I'm old! You get to be my age -- you're crazy not to do it...

FRANK: So I take it you didn't like it at Sunset Village?...

GRANDPA: (to Frank) Hey, listen: I know you're a homo, but... You go to one of these places? There's four women for every guy. What does that say to you?

FRANK: You must've been pretty busy.

GRANDPA: Oh, man. They were knockin' on my door day and night! It was almost too much! If I didn't have those little fuckin' blue pills... Forget about it!...

(to Dwayne) Fuck a lot of women, kid. I got no reason to lie to you. Not just one woman. A lot of women.

***

RICHARD: And I can detect that note of sarcasm, Frank...

FRANK: What sarcasm?!

RICHARD: ...But I just want you to know — I feel sorry for you.

FRANK: You do? Good.

RICHARD: Because sarcasm is the refuge of losers.

FRANK: It is?! Really?!

RICHARD: Sarcasm is just the sour grapes of losers trying to pull winners down to their level. That's one of the lessons of Step Four.

FRANK: Wow, Richard! You've really opened my eyes to what a loser I am! Say, how much
do I owe you for those pearls of wisdom?

RICHARD: It's on me, buddy. It's on me.
"There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience." - Anatole Broyard

***

Looks like Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori is not the biggest of the lies the SAF purveys.

From Miyagi:

Water displacement formula, 40th attempt

"Every day when we were in camp, we’d be cleaning our weapons. When we were in the field, we’d clean our weapons. Nothing to do? Clean weapons. If there were to be a war, it’d have to have been put on hold because we were cleaning our weapons...

Then one day, a platoon mate came to camp with a can of WD-40. He said it would work wonders with the weapons cleaning. Of course, we tried it. It worked. It cut down cleaning time by about 10 million years. We were free.

Queues at the canteen and payphones became longer. We spent more time and money on snacks, cigarettes and contact with the outside world. It was obvious that the fragile fabric of soldierly cohesion and solidarity was being threatened.

They banned the use of WD-40 in weapons cleaning. They then spread such disinformation as “WD-40 will cause barrel explosions and blow your pretty face off when you fire the weapon. Your buddy standing nearby will get it too”. Of course, that didn’t work, because one or two foolhardy troopers went ahead to try it, risking life, limb and the pretty face of their buddy standing nearby, firing their weapons uninhibitedly, knowing that they’d either die or have a lot of free time on their hands because they never had to spend so much time cleaning any more."


Some Googling reveals that WD-40 is good for cleaning (there're better products but the bother probably isn't worth it) - just don't use it to prevent your gun from rusting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison

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Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine - "An actual doomsday device—a real, functioning version of the ultimate weapon, always presumed to exist only as a fantasy of apocalypse-obsessed science fiction writers and paranoid über-hawks. The thing that historian Lewis Mumford called "the central symbol of this scientifically organized nightmare of mass extermination." Turns out Yarynich, a 30-year veteran of the Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces and Soviet General Staff, helped build one."

As SOEasy crashes and burns, Singapore's Ministry of Education does the Right Thing - "As I read that MOE went with Google, I was listening to a series of horror stories from the poor "rest of Singapore government officers" who are now burdened with the so-called "SOEasy" standard operating environment roll out. All those in IDA who have been "moved" to the "new easier platform" are now thoroughly annoyed. The play on words "SOEasy" (allegedly to mean "so easy"), is a disaster that we have to have stopped. Tax payers monies are being spent on stuff that reduces the efficiencies of the work process and forces clued-in IDA officers (yes there are some) to have to bring in their personal laptops in order to get work done. I am hearing from some government officials that I should not expect any replies from them via email after 5 pm because they refuse to bring their worthless "locked down Windows laptop" home. If I expect a reply, it will only come during office hours and only if they are in the office. So much for improving efficiencies. A few days ago, I was told by yet another government official that the emails that were on their Lotus Notes system does not automatically get forwarded to the new M$ exchange email server and that they have to cut and paste the mails between the systems. I was also told that the budget for the SOEasy project did not include data migration costs from the Lotus Notes database to M$ sharepoint. Imagine that! I am getting really concerned here because, unlike the NCB of old, the IDA of now is a technologically lost. I think we need to reboot IDA. Would you want to help me?"

Molester a top NUS grad - " Two doctors said Chong Weien, 28, suffers from spontaneous ejaculation and is easily aroused even without any physical stimulation. This cut no ice with District Judge Jill Tan, who said in her judgement: 'Even if the accused did suffer from a spontaneous ejaculation on the bus, this did not rule out the possibility that he could have brushed his penis against the victim's thigh as well.'... On the night of Sept 14, 2006, the victim, a Chinese national studying in a different faculty, boarded a NUS shuttle bus to return to her hostel. Chong, who was wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts and holding a jacket at waist level, pressed his crotch against her in the bus. She felt something wet on her thigh... The woman... cannot be identified as she is a victim in an outrage of modesty case... Judge Tan noted that Chong had outraged a woman's modesty on a bus, which she said was 'an extremely brazen act'."
Beyond reasonable doubt, the judge has never taken an NUS shuttle bus at night. The poor guy should walk around with a penis sheath after his release.

Is Texting Making Us Bad Spellers? - "Critics say SMS leads to sloppiness, masks dyslexia, and essentially signals the death of the English language. But research does not support the critics. A study released yesterday in the journal Reading and Writing found no evidence that texting had any impact on spelling ability... if you’re a good speller of the Queen’s English you’re also a good speller in textese. Conversely, if you’re a poor speller academically you make more errors in chatspeak. And those who used more abbreviations when texting tended to be better spellers of standard English. The researchers suggest that chatspeak is a complex, innovative language. And they added that using and translating any new language requires concentration and creativity—and is a real brain workout."

Church converted into magnificent bookstore

Scientific American: 60-Second Psych - "Tune in every Monday for quick commentary on the latest news in behavior and brain research -- it'll just take a minute."

37signals valuation tops $100 billion after bold VC investment - "37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1... In order to increase the value of the company, 37signals has decided to stop generating revenues... "we’re switching to a ‘freeconomics’ model. We’ll give away everything for free and let the market speculate about how much money we could make if we wanted to make money. That way, the sky’s the limit!"... In order to determine the valuation of companies, Bhatnagar typically applies the following formula: [(Twitter followers x Facebook fans) + (# of employees x 1000)] x (RSS subscribers + daily page views) + (monthly burn rate x Google’s stock price)2 and then doubles if it they use Ruby on Rails or if the CEO has run a business into the ground before. Bhatnagar admits the math is mostly a guess but points out that “the press eats it up.”"
I love people who're passionate about social media

Terrorist hid explosives in his bottom - "Suicide bomber Abdullah Hassan Tali al-Asiri attempted to kill a Saudi prince by detonating explosives hidden in his bottom."

Tourists Hurt in Bear Attack - "An Asian black bear attacked a group of tourists waiting at this bus station in a mountainous region of central Japan."
Amusing advice on dealing with XMM:

"the emotional/time/money spent on getting laid the hard way is something that is very taxing to say the least.

Dont you all remember the days of coaxing the young (14 - 17) girls with sms them hourly, call daily, and meet weekly? and if u dont call or msg due to work, you is fucked because they will send "You dont luv me animore issit? fine break laH?""

and so on, and so on. When you get to older age, u really dont have time for these."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public." - Vilhjalmur Stefansson

***

This is priceless:


Sisterhood of wives

"KUALA LUMPUR: All Muslim women should open their hearts to polygamous marriages.

Ikhwan Polygamy Club spokesperson Hatijah Aam said this was because a woman had nine nafsu (internal desires) and one intellect whereas men had nine intellect and only one nafsu.

"When women are upset, they make a lot of noise, but men don't. The emotional nature of women makes them broadcast their problems. They rant and rave.

"Because this is their character, God allowed polygamy to challenge women to control their desires," said Hatijah, the second wife of Ashaari Muhammad, the founder of the controversial and now-defunct Al-Arqam movement.

"When the husband hurts them by taking another wife, their nafsu are challenged and curbed, and this makes them better people.

"A woman when left to her desires becomes very dangerous like a tiger. In fact, even fiercer than that. If the world is left to women, we will be open to continuous war."

The Al-Arqam movement was declared illegal by the National Fatwa Council in August 1994 after the group's teachings and beliefs were found to be against Islam. At its height, the movement had 10,000 members.

Polygamy, said Hatijah, would ensure that women were not controlled by their nafsu.

"When I feel sad that my husband is with another wife, he (my husband) will remind me that the pain God bestows upon us is a way to eradicate our sins.

"The husband is the leader who saves women from being consumed by their desires. There is a verse in the Quran which says that if the nafsu are not controlled, then 'nafsu itu akan menjadi Tuhan' (the desires will become God).

"Polygamy is the most practical approach, an effective cure to a woman's desire."

Hatijah said women in monogamous marriages were not challenged and that was dangerous as their nafsu could then control them.

"Why see only the negative in polygamous marriages? We can share a life as sisters. It is the nafsu that do not allow us to share and that is why men are there to suppress it.


"A polygamous marriage is actually beneficial.

"We can help each other with many chores including looking after the husband and children. The other wives come into our life to complement it."

Hatijah said one of the reasons the Ikhwan Polygamy Club was established was because Ashaari wanted to show the world he was living proof that polygamous marriages could be successful.

Ashaari has 38 children, eight of them with Hatijah. Twenty-three of the children are in polygamous marriages.

"Having been in a successful polygamous marriage for 30 years, Abuya (Ashaari) wanted to show that it could be a harmonious way of life.

"We also wanted to shock society. We wanted to show them there is an alternative for those who practise free sex. There are men who need more than one woman."

She said some monogamous marriages were failures as the men cheated on their wives.

"They are leading life as in the Jahiliah era (age of pagan ignorance preceding Islam) when men had many mistresses without any responsibilities."

The idea of the club was mooted in August and was launched in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Hatijah said the club's activities included counselling, courses and organising weddings for polygamous marriages.

"One of the first activities we will carry out is counselling. We will have one set of lectures explaining practical steps towards a harmonious polygamous marriage.

"We have 40 men and women motivational counsellors to conduct this. We will also organise courses every weekend.

"Training towards a harmonious polygamous marriage is more difficult than training to become a doctor."

When there is a problem in a polygamous marriage, the issue will be taken to the board of advisers which comprise the highest ranking officers in the club.

Five men and five women sit on the board. They include Hatijah and Ashaari.

"Here we will have meetings to decide the outcome of the marriage and whether there should be a divorce or not. Divorce is allowed by God."

About 300 families comprising some 900 individuals are members of the club.

Some of the families are from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Jordan and Syria.

They are all part of the Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd group, a business entity which has over 10,000 members. Businesses under Global Ikhwan include bakeries, sundry shops and restaurants.

Ashaari helms the group which funds the activities of his followers.

Who is the club open to?

"All individuals who practise the Islamic way of life. We have had many enquiries about the club, including from some Datuks in polygamous marriages."

Asked if she had been criticised for starting such a club, Hatijah said: "There has been no backlash at all, just a lot of support.

"I think I receive this support because people see polygamy as a solution and a way out of adultery."

The club has a theme song entitled Keluarga Role Model.

Hatijah said the club would ensure that men who married more than one woman were able to sustain their marriages.

"The men do not choose the wives they marry. Instead, Abuya decides who the men should marry and they rarely refuse.

"Only men who Abuya believes have leadership qualities and who can manage a polygamous lifestyle are chosen."

Asked whether she had ever regretted entering into a polygamous marriage, Hatijah said: "I have been declared founder of this club with my husband.

"There is no way I regret entering this marriage.

"Of course, in the 30 years that I have been married there were times I wished out of this life.

"I asked God for a way out but now after 30 years, I am reaping the benefits and I can say that polygamy is beautiful."

Hatijah said for a man to be just and fair he has to teach his wife that her first love must always be God.

"If you can't teach your wife to love God, marry only one.

"If a man wants to give more to one wife, he will be prevented from doing so because of his love for God. God says that if you love one wife more, you cannot show it."

Asked whether her mother was in a polygamous marriage, Hatijah said: "No, during my mother's time, there was not much emphasis on religion. My mother now accepts my way of life."

As for her controversial move to call on prostitutes to join the club, Hatijah said Ashaari wanted to "save everyone".

"If I was a prostitute, what would my life be like? People can talk, but what is the way out for them?

"Who says polygamy is oppressive? It is the way out. They can become a wife and be protected legally. In fact we are going to start with five women with HIV soon. We will place them in a shelter.

"We will counsel them, treat them medically and teach them the Islamic way of life.

"When they are back on the right path, we will advise them to get married and assist them in every way."

She said wives whose husbands wanted to take another wife should know that their husbands still loved them.

"They should realise how much it hurts their husbands when they (the wives) ask for a divorce. They should realise they are losing a man who loves them.""

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"A waist is a terrible thing to mind." - Jane Caminos

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Crossing the offroad Rubicon

"Borlaug was an agronomist, the man who, with cross-breeding varieties of wheat, created something called semidwarf, high- yield, disease-resistant wheat...

As such, or course, he is much disliked by some environmentalists, who say monocultures are evil. Lefties also don’t like Borlaug very much. They claim the introduction of the technology into south Asia was just an imperialist Cold War plot to stop people from starving and then, as would have happened in an ideal world, embracing the communists. The left can be quite nasty sometimes...

The best bit is that for real environmentalists — that is, people concerned with preserving the environment where possible — the green revolution was green in the modern sense. Borlaug believed fervently that increased crop yields would reduce the need for deforestation .

Scientists reckon India’s use of Borlaug’s high-yield crops saved 100-million acres from being deforested and turned into farmland. Taking this into account, and environmental lobbying from the 1980s to stop Borlaug’s work in Africa because it dared to be inorganic, exposes nasty environmentalism for what it is: deeply misanthropic. Those who criticise Borlaug’s work would rather the hundreds of millions had died. They actively opposed the growing of food for poor people.

He did respond to his environmentalist critics : “They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for 50 years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertiliser and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things.”"
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." - Alan Dean Foster

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The one who sent this to me called it "irony":

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"Me: "my friends la all proposing NOW. to not go pass the 8k ceiling"

Me: Question: How many radical feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Answer: That's not funny!

***: THE Proposal, Bali 19-20 Sept 2009
45 new photos"


On a related note: even more so than it is for the initial signalling of interest, why is it always men who do the proposing? How many cases are there were women propose?

Or is it inevitably always the case, as with God, that Man proposes, Woman disposes.
"The trouble with a kitten is
THAT
Eventually it becomes a
CAT."

--- The Kitten / Ogden Nash [The Face is Familiar (1940)]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy." - Spike Milligan

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Saturday Profile - A Romance Writer Jabs at Singapore’s Patriarchs - "She was reading up on science, she said — “I must be the only woman in Singapore who can discuss quantum physics a little bit convincingly”... Really, Ms. Lim said in the interview, she likes men. But she seems to enjoy them in limited doses, as amusing playthings who must not be allowed to get out of line... I saw a row of four old men sitting in front. “And later one of them came up to me and said, ‘You know, I wasn’t even following your lecture. I was only looking at your cheongsam legs.’” Many Western women might find that offensive, but Ms. Lim just laughed at the memory. “Don’t you think that was cute?” she said. “I thought that was cute.”"

Singapore is better than Chicago - "Just like how Singapore's Changi airport is superior to O'Hare airport, Chicago is a city that is past its prime"

Three friends accused of killing a man after he was 'mistakenly identified as a paedophile' - This is why sex offender registries are bad ideas, and states give boy killers new identities

Earth Science Picture of the Day: Sun Pillar and Sundog - "Could sightings of such sundog pillars possibly be responsible for the "Pillars of Fire" appearing in many historical texts?"

Do animals masturbate? - "Our fellow apes are among the most ardent and industrious masturbators: Female orangutans have been observed to fashion primitive dildos from sticks or pieces of liana, while males stimulate themselves with pieces of fruit, leaves, or other objects. Although it's sometimes said that only mammals masturbate, we have clear examples of autoeroticism among birds, which rub their cloacae on whatever's handy. Turtles have also been observed in the act."

The pro-life case for masturbation. - "Does God want you to masturbate?... In a paper presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Dr. David Greening, an Australian infertility expert, reports that 81 percent of the men in his study significantly improved their sperm quality, as measured by DNA fragmentation, through a simple one-week program."

The 50 best foods in the world and where to eat them

Mac OS X Has More Problems than Vista - "We now have proof from an independent third party, Google. That's right, if you search the terms "problems with windows" versus "problems with mac os x", Windows wins with only 113 million pages of problems to Mac OS X 126 million. That gives Windows about a 10% advantage over Macs."
Consider than there're 10x as many Windows users than Mac users, and the results are truly enlightening. Consider also that "Windows" can refer to anything from Windows 1.0 onwards

Project ‘Gaydar’: An MIT experiment raises new questions about online privacy - The Boston Globe - "Using data from the social network Facebook, they made a striking discovery: just by looking at a person’s online friends, they could predict whether the person was gay... The researchers found that certain traits, such as knowing what groups people belonged to or their favorite music, were quite predictive of political affiliation. But they also found that they did better than a random guess when only using friendship connections. The best results came from combining the two approaches."

Now, a boob job to zap all the fat - "The breast enlargement operation takes excess fat from the thighs and stomach and moves it to the bust. The pioneering technique has been tested in Britain and the US and is expected to be offered to British women by early next year."

Why modern feminism is illogical, unnecessary, and evil | Psychology Today - "Feminism is the radical notion that women are men... the fact that women make less money than men cannot by itself be evidence that women are worse off than men, any more than the fact that men own fewer pairs of shoes than women cannot be evidence that men are worse off than women... modern feminism is evil because it ultimately makes women (and men) unhappy... Men’s happiness has not declined in the last 35 years, because there has not been masculinism; nobody has insisted on the radical notion that men are women, although, as Christina Hoff Sommers documents, this may be happening in our current war against boys"
Fun blurb from a book cited: "The founder of the Women's Quarterly, which in four years has attracted lots of attention, pro and con, argues that today's young women are unhappy because they have been taught to put independence first and blame men for everything."
This is a bad article, but the feminist response is even worse, as it completely misses the point and goes on the standard feminist rampage.
"It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of." - Randy K. Milholland

***

Last night, my iPod starting rebooting endlessly (accompanied by a strange whirring noise), and crashing iTunes when I connected it to my computer.

Apple help/forums had nothing on this problem (at least as far as preliminary Google searches went) so I had to go to 3rd-party ones.

I managed to get another computer to recognise the iPod as faulty after installing an older version of iTunes (the installer for iTunes 9 took forever to download, so I tried earlier versions first, the setup files for which downloaded much more quickly - despite being hosted on the same server).

However, restoring the iPod didn't work (even after installing iTunes 9 [which had FINALLY downloaded]) thanks to the famous error of yesteryear: Error 1418.

Error 1418 had infuriated so many people that a 1418hell.com site (now down but accessible through the Internet Archive) had been created.

Various fixes like re-registering my DLLs, changing USB ports, rebooting and installing the iPod shuffle Reset Utility (for the different driver) all didn't work.

In the end, I managed to fix my iPod by purposely corrupting it further (an incomplete format through Windows) and then restoring it.

As someone on a forum said, the iPod has more problems than Vista. Grr.

Damn you, Apple.
"New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move." - David Letterman

***

An interesting conversational thread totally consisting of "140-character tweets [which] are often decontextualised misleading and irresponsible":

@skinnylatte: RT @danielgoh: Singapore Startups Kick Ass Overseas, Gets Ignored At Home As Usual

Post extract:

"The Singapore press? Nary a whimper. As usual, Singapore startups get no love from the local media...

If things don’t change, our startups will start to wither on the stalk here despite the acclaim they get overseas. And they’ll start leaving by the droves, despite whatever carrots the local government agencies dangle in their faces."

@dsng: The thrill of recognition aside though, how important is it really for a startup to get Sg media coverage?

@gssq: I think the answer is something along encouraging others

@dsng: I suppose but the original post seemed to suggest a deep injustice was done to the startups, which seems quite parochial to me.

@gssq: Singapore is quite parochial :)

@bernise: I dunno about injustice, but I def get a sense of deep annoyance - perhaps of the seemingly narrow view ..

@dsng: I don't agree with the writer's annoyance. Comes across as "it is your duty to write abt this" not "you're missing a great story".

@skinnylatte: encouraging others is one, but lack of interest in local-*whatever* is symptomatic of a wider... culture that needs to change

@gssq: I support whatever is GOOD, not whatever is LOCAL

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms." - Alan Corenk

***

XMM: ok tell me whats vous tu je

Me: vous - polite/plural you

XMM: How can there be a plural you?

Me: well there is a plural you
in english there is a plural you. it's "you"

XMM: hmm i dont really understnad. got example?

Me: Me to [XMM]: You suck
Me to [XMM] and [Someone else]: You suck

XMM: HAHAHA
hmm i've never thought about it this way before


PPBI: well i did ask you why did you friend [crazy person] in the first place what

Me: I love everyone haha
and [crazy person] wasn't always so crazy

PPBI: you love everyone = sounds like jesus
:P

Me: hahahaha
and like jesus I will be crucified one day

PPBI: :P
poor thing

do you even have 12 disciples
was it 12

Me: hahahahahah
knowing my luck 12 will betray me

oops I meant 11


Someone: i claim to be a feminist too but i dont see
what's so offensive about what you write
or maybe i'm just not hardcore enough


Me: some feminists say that you can't call women cunts
but calling men dicks is alright

wait. men can't call women cunts
women can call women cunts because it is "reclaiming" the word

MFTTW: haha just now *** forgot the term cervical cancer and
said "cunt cancer"

wut
er

Me: ><

MFTTW: i would never call a woman a cunt
but i will call a woman a bitch

i don't think ic all guys dicks either

is me calling woman bitch internalizing dominant paradigm too?

Me: *** attributes most failings of men to "he has a small dick"

MFTTW: oh yes
i think that is true
:D

but having a small dick is not the same as calling someone a dick
actually i say "smal penis"
because i am scientist
and we have to be precise

but you can't say women have "small cunt"
haha

Me: no, I say women are loose

MFTTW: loose women and small penis men
that's a killer combination

Me: hee
but looseness is not as apparent as lack of size
sadly

anyway women are insecure about everything

MFTTW: whereas men are only insecure about the saize of their dick?

Me: more so


PPBI: i met my *** teacher
lol she asked me what job i wanted to do

i told her
then i told her i dun really want to work

she told me to get married


Someone: without qualifiers, people will not assume that you intended to use them

Me: which do you think is better?

"I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

or

"Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account."

the latter would face fewer objections. and is probably more precise but it grates

Someone: the latter will give a much better impression and people won't accuse you of being wrong

Me: well I am writing for people beyond the academy. snappiness and polish rather than obscurantism is my aim

there's a reason it's called the ivory tower
most (hah) of them write in a way divorced from social reality

you really think the latter is preferable?
a professorship in the arts and social sciences calls

Someone: ya, the latter is preferable in important contexts

Me: ask obama to speak like that :)

Someone: his bills don't contain that

it's ok for a speech
but not for many other contexts

Me: err. I think
you'll find that bill-writing and academic treatises are a small minority of contexts


Me: a priori rejection of research
because they dont like the conclusion

MFTTW: haha
yes a favorite tactic of feminists and creationists

in science you take everything with a pinch of salt
u can cite lots of works in your paper and then refute them with evidence

the whole point of scientific research is to posit an idea and wait
for people to affirm or refute it
it's evidence-based not emotionally-based

Me: it just makes me want to hang out with conservatives :)
hahahahahah

at least the food is better
(BBQ baby back ribs vs tofu steak)

MFTTW: omg racist!
wth is tofu steak

Me: Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

MFTTW: ew that's digusting
"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it." - Mark Twain

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An East Malaysian complains about how the rest of Bolehland cannot make it:

Your Malaysia Isn’t My Malaysia

"Though I love Yasmin Ahmad as much as the next Malaysian (at least Malaysians who don’t have their heads up their behinds), I could never really connect to her rose-tinted views of Malaysia. Because her Malaysia wasn’t mine. Her Malaysia had only three races and they got along – when in real life, they don’t understand each other at all. But her Malaysia seems to be everyone’s Malaysia on this side of the South China Sea...

Any Sabahan will tell you that East Malaysia and West Malaysia might as well be two different countries...

It annoyed me that West Malaysians seemed so hung up about what God I worshipped and what race I was...

We are the second richest in natural resources after Sarawak but we are the poorest state in Malaysia...

We call ourselves Malaysian but when we come over to West Malaysia, we might as well be aliens in hostile land.

We don’t understand your hangups about alcohol.

We don’t get why you can’t build religious buildings that aren’t mosques without hassle.

We don’t see why you’re always in a hurry to get everywhere and drive as if you’re the only one who wants to get home. Why you won’t wait for the pedestrian to cross when we do that all the time.

We don’t understand you at all. And that’s a shame."
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