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Pariah

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    Random Television Quotes

    Who do you serve, and who do you trust?
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    Random Television Quotes

    "Logic is a little tweeting bird, chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell bad."
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    Random Television Quotes

    "Where am I?" "You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat." "Answer my question!" "It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear." "I like a brave man." "I was just trying to prevent an argument."
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    A Thread for Random Movie Lines

    A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then, that it is the year 10191. The known universe is ruled by the Padisha Emperor Shaddam IV, my father. In this time, the most precious substance in the Universe is the spice melange. The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice is vital to space travel. The Spacing Guild and its navigators, who the spice has mutated over four thousand years, use the orange spice gas, which gives them the ability to fold space--that is, travel to any part of the Universe without moving. Oh yes, I forget to tell you. The spice exists on only one planet in the entire Universe, a desolate, dry planet with vast deserts. Hidden away within the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the Fremen, who have long held a prophecy, that a man would come, a messiah, who would lead them to true freedom. The planet is Arrakis--also known as Dune.
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    College Football 2018-19

    There was also the year that the BC$ 'Championship' was a rematch of a regular season $EC game that ended 9-6, as I recall.
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    The Academics Thread

    Seriously?! The gradebook program issue I've been fighting with for the entire quarter (six weeks now) is that scores have to be entered to one decimal place instead of two? THAT'S the problem? And why did it take SIX WEEKS for someone to recognize the problem and communicate the answer to me? Why was this not explicitly covered and emphasized in the after-school training meeting I was required to attend? I'm not sure whether I'm feeling more relieved that I finally have an answer, or more frustrated at how big a problem this didn't need to be. Belgium!
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    2017 Word Association Game

    Harley Davidson
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    I challenge you!

    Isis. Specifically the TV version from the 70s. Fresh Prince Fracas: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It vs. Summertime vs. Men In Black
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    The Academics Thread

    Well, I suppose the good news is that I know which stupid mistakes to avoid on the next exam, because I made every single one of 'em on this one.
  10. Three time zones in three days. Yikes. Good luck, Rockies!
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    The Last Word

    Birthday suit provides no defense from venomous spiders or drop bears.
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    Random Television Quotes

    "Plato once said that for everything that exists, there is a perfect form of it somewhere. A perfect Human being, a perfect chair, a perfect stick; so that everything is a Shadow of that one perfect form. Now, if we follow that train of thought, that means that somewhere in the universe there exists the perfect form of an absolute and complete idiot. And he left here an hour ago."
  13. That’s the reasoning behind appointing the Justices to a single 18-year term, I think. No re-election campaigns, no fretting about the political fallout from a decision made in good conscience. One and done. And yes, the Constitution would certainly have to be amended for this to happen. That part is self-evident.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    That's the closest anyone has come to beating Patrick Mahomes and the Chefs so far this year. I suppose that's something.
  15. There was an interesting discussion on the local NPR station this morning. The gist: Would the nomination & confirmation process for SCOTUS be less contentious (and less likely to result in screaming, protests, political grandstanding etc.) if Supreme Court appointments were not lifelong? Specifically, what if Supreme Court terms were limited to 18 years, with a new nomination coming every two years? How would it affect the process? How would it affect the Court's decisions? Any thoughts?
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    As I figure it, P(injury) → 1.00 as t → ∞, at least in the NFL (ar any other professional sports league, for that matter). I was just pondering whether skipping training camp left him more vulnerable to injury than he might have been had he showed up. I guess there's no way to know, for sure, but it's fun* to speculate. -- *Not for him, of course.
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    The Last Word

    Also, my high school physics/chemistry/computer programming teacher (whose wife was also a teacher at the school) sidestepped the issue by wearing Hawaiian shirts and khakis every day.
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    The Last Word

    I had an O-chem professor who wore the same thing every day: blue denim shirt, blue or green t-shirt underneath, blue jeans, and white sneakers. Every. Single. Day. The last day of class, fifteen kids showed up dressed like this and sat across the front row of the lecture hall.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    Okay, my actual bold prediction for tonight's game: Patrick Mahomes throws his first interception of the year. It makes no difference, and the Chefs win by no less than three touchdowns.
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    The Last Word

    I wore a purple shirt today in support of my Rockies. A co-worker told me the color looked good on me, and that she wished that her husband would wear something other than black, blue, brown, and green. I resisted the urge to say, "But in purple, I am stunning!"
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    Hmmm....player skips training camp, then rushes into regular season games and gets hurt. What are the odds?
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