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  1. Longest Running Thread EVER

    I have to remember to use this in my Astrobiology class next year
  2. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    At the 91st approximately-monthly session (yes, the GM keeps track) of a D&D4E campaign, using the published canon cosmology, pantheon, etc. The PCs in the previous session had wiped out a major infestation of Vecna adherents, taking one prisoner whom they could and (in this session) did interrogate, and discovered they had a couple of big underground chambers full of undead stacked like cordwood, preparing for a violent takeover of the town. They also discovered the existence of another Vecna temple in town. For collateral damage reasons, it wasn't practical to destroy the undead storage immediately, and it was decided to go get back-up from the local temples of Ioun and Bahamut (two PCs are clerics to those deities and contact had been already made). The issue really was that those temples were small, with battle-capable staff numbering 12 and 8 respectively; there was some discussion about how to apportion these to keep the undead in their storage lockers, guard our prisoner, defend against the possibility of another knot of hostiles showing up while the PCs find and destroy the other Vecna temple; the totals weren't evenl divisible by the number of places to be guarded, so there was a bit of a wrangle over that Jokes were made at the same time about the small size of the friendly temples, and the assertion was made that the Bahamut temple being, literally, in the 7-11 on the corner between the frozen foods and ... something else. That triggered my memory from earlier in the day, reading old items in xkcd, spcifically this one, combining the arithmetical difficulties in apportioning guards, with the asserted location of the Bahamut temple in the 7-11, so I described the cartoon, resulting in general hilarity, but my brother (who was the player of the Bahamut cleric) then observed, "that makes perfect sense; Bahamut *is* the god of protection."
  3. ... but aren't, for any of a number of reasons. Usually because people don't want warnings, they want platitudes. Occasionally one does get through, though. Two examples from my life: "An ambition far beyond your reach." -- I got this one at dinner the day I mailed off my last application to grad school. "A handful of patience is worth more than a barrel full of brains." -- I got this one at the celebratory dinner the day I did my PhD oral defense. So to kick this thread off, from a collection of disquieting possibilities I've collected.... You should see a physician. Soon.
  4. Longest Running Thread EVER

    Possibly not, but you can do worse than start there.
  5. Here the place to expose your deepest secret: your Superhero Identity! (You may, of course, have more than one of them, which can be handy to throw off suspicions.) I am ... North-End-Of-Southbound-Horse Man!!
  6. NOT PART OF MY DRAFT but A decent entry
  7. Petey's 2018 Winter Olympics Thread

    Add personal rocket motors and I'd pay to watch that.
  8. The Non Sequitor Thread

    When did they add the four glyphs on Led Zeppelin IV to Unicode?
  9. Longest Running Thread EVER

    Perhaps Triton life has the opposite chirality.
  10. Funny pics

    For Death Tribble: https://xkcd.com/1759/
  11. In other news...

    No; I like dogs.
  12. Funny pics

    Th other one is the bipolar trench.
  13. Expose your Superhero ID!

    Yeah, and what the Dead Poets Society should be.
  14. Musings on Random Musings

    There are reasons I have been known to give essay questions.
  15. In other news...

    Hm. I've driven past the southernmost bar in the US, but the kids were with us so we didn't stop.
  16. Answers & Questions

    Q: You saved us from those awful Conquistadores, Mr. Huitzilopochtli! How can we ever repay you? A: Here is your Deep One Kit(TM), and thank you for your patronage.
  17. A Game Of Questions

    Anyone remember where the bottle opener got put?
  18. Longest Running Thread EVER

    Well, Triton does orbit retrograde.
  19. Expose your Superhero ID!

    Could be, but I would like to avoid being among The Guys Who Wear Shirts With Lots Of Laser Dots On Them.
  20. A Thread for Random Musings

    Sumo on ice. Ice jousting. Lagoda logistics. Snow melee. Seal clubbing. Hmm.
  21. Lucius, not sure what tone you're aiming for, but if it's toward the flippant end of the spectrum, then I might suggest Not Made In Heaven as a title. Alternately, All in the Family.
  22. Expose your Superhero ID!

    It sounds better to declare us The League of Dubious Rationality. That way we can publish more titles.
  23. A Game Of Questions

  24. Longest Running Thread EVER

    Pretty bad on Triton, too.