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Albert Bester

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  1. Just read that article... No time (so I'm not late. Good one), no space (Knew that already, one expands to fill available (non-existant) space. QED there is non left) :p

    By the end of it I was pushed to remember a quote recently attributed to Bill Hicks, although I suspect it is actually from a French philosopher who's name escapes me at this time.

    "Matter is energy condensed to a slow vibration.

    We are all one consciousness experiencing it’s self subjectively.

    There is no such thing as death, life is just a dream and we are the imagination of our selves"

  2. Have to agree its gone from laughing with the nerds to laughing at them. As said its sadly the price of mainstream success.

    As for type of nerds. I'm the type that has nerd interests but not the brains to go with them lol.

    Never underestimate your own intelligence.

    In my youth (back in the dark ages, when I was going to school) one of the other kids at my school, came up to me in the library, he took one look at the book on basic electronics I was reading and said:

    "How come you are so f***ing clever?"

    After a moments thought I looked at him and replied (in what I now see as Sheldon Cooper style)

    "Its not that I'm clever, its just that you are not..."

    add one more enemy to my list at school.

    My point is that your intellect is nothing special to you, because you have lived and grown with it, but it can still be intimidating to others.

  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, yes?

    A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world.
  4. Simple enough. Identify the movie from which the quote originates, then post a new quote.

    As is the social convention, I'll start. :D

    +++++: Will you read us a bedtime story?

    ***: No.

    +++++: Pretty please?

    ***: The physical appearance of the please makes no difference.

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  5. I think this is the "Spherical chicken joke" to which you refer, yes?

    A farmer notices his chickens are getting sick, he calls in a physicist to help him. The physicist takes a good look at the chickens and does some calculations, he suddenly stops and says "Ive got it, but it would only work if the chickens were spherical and in a vacuum."

    A good demonstration of how theoretical physics tends not to work in the real world.

    Chickens at rest tend to stay at rest, chickens in motion tend to cross roads.

    I think nerds are great people because when they do not understand a joke they do not say "Thats stupid, I dont get it!" rather they will set out to understand the joke, to learn new things from all situations. Even jokes.

  6. And by the by, I know its a bit off topic but this struck a chord with me:

    It's about perception, not conformity, Avoiding.

    It reminded me of one of my very favorite movie quotes:

    "It's not about anger - it's about peace. It's not about power - it's about grace. It's not about knowing your enemy - it's about knowing yourself. "

  7. I am happy to say I have been a non conformist all my life. I have accepted the bullying, ridicule and often loneliness in the sure and certain knowledge that I am right and they are wrong... If all us non conformists got together we would be a force to be reckoned with, but unfortunately we would then be conforming to the herd mentality and we would be the problem.:icon_redface:

  8. netmouse you make a very good point.

    I often think that there are elements of pier pressure and herd mentality surrounding the pressure put on thost with nerdy interests to conform to the percived norm of behaviour.

    Those with the loudest voices set public opinion, those quiet intelectual types among us spend their time quietly in creative persuites whilst jocks beat their chests and make loud noises to feed their fragile egos and hide their reluctance or inability to learn.

    Comic books whilst much melined present stories with valid moral and creative stories, and present an oppertunity for modern artists to showcase their work. That validates interest in them as far as I am concerned.

    You only have to look at the number of movies that are based on comic books to relise that there is no firm ground for those who pick on those of us interested in comicbooks to stand on.

    That is how I see it :)

  9. :D ThunderBirds isn't on your list, but you a correct on Battlestar Galactica ;)

    AH I thought you meant from YOUR list haha. Ok in that case Mork & Mindy?

    Yep, Definitly Mork & Mindy, also MASH :) Did you know that Alan Alder based the humor of Hawkeye Pierce on Groucho Marks, and the show went on for 8 years longer than the war its self :p

  10. I have to say that American and British comedy shows are so different in thier aproach to humor, that it would seem prudent to balance your diet by having a bit of both, although there are very few recent British comedy shows that have captivated me. I find I prefer the American sence of humor. As a Brit my self I can say hand on heart I never thought those words would ever come from my mouth (or key board) :icon_lol:

    A great many of the classic TV comedy shows tend toward satire on current affairs and as such fail to get reruns as their imact is lost by not being relevent to things happening in news and politics.


    Yes Minister & Yes Priminister

    Drop the Dead Donkey

    I do love Black Books & Father Ted though. :)

  11. Since I'm a girl and "older", my list will look completely different :icon_wink:


    Little House on the prairie

    Star Trek ( original series! )

    All Creatures Great & Small

    Battlestar Galactica

    Happy Days

    The Partridge Family



    The Streets Of San Francisco

    Hill Street Blues

    Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

    Mork And Mindy

    Wonder how may you will recognize...as I am really showing my age with this list!

    I recognise and have watched all of those, although only 3 (not counting the one that is already on my list) would stand consideration as a favorite... Can you guess wich 3? ;)

  12. Lost in Space

    The Tomorrow People

    Sapphire & Steel

    Doctor Who

    Star Trek (The Original Series (OBVIOUSLY))

    Land of the Giants

    The Time Tunnel


    Space 1999

    Thunder Birds


    Captain Scarlet

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    All such happy memories :icon_cheesygrin::icon_cheesygrin:

    OMG , you are the first person after me to reference “The Tomorw Peopleâ€. If you would like a copy of their beautiful theme music see here.

    I also used ot love The Land of the Giants and The Time Tunnel (remember Dr. Evil trying to jump inot the spiral?)

    I also have the whole Thunderbirds collection on DVD

    I have the theme music for all of the shows listed, with the exception of Saphire & Steel. Sad I know, but I would be very happy to obtain a copy of that. :icon_redface:

    I see the influence of my favorite childhood shows in many many modern shows and take some pride in identifying them, much to the irritation of those around me ;)

  13. Sheldon's email address is [email protected], which was presented in last episode The Ornithophobia Diffusion on the "looking for my birdie" postcard.

    I've send there checking email and after 25 min I didn't get any report that massage cannot be delivered. Probably guys from crew or scriptrwriter :icon_lol: made some effort and prepare this prank. They are sitting in front of laptops and checking how many emails they get.

    Having just done a minimal amount of research I can say with some confidence that there are more than a few S Cooper PHDs out there in the world... I suspect at least one of them is getting some unwanted mail and is developing a healthy dislike of Sheldon Cooper PHD :p

  14. @ Netmouse : well it is a good excuse to read a few back issues of Playboy, in order to gather data on the potential content of questions 1 to 20, as without this data hypothesizing as to the substance of question 21 would be a daunting task... LOL :D

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