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Re: Fun Facts

Postby nosimpleway » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:32 pm

Ah, so sitting at the title screen for ten minutes explaining how the game works is a money thing. That does make sense.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Classic » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:38 pm

"reply girls"?

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:04 pm

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Classic » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:23 pm

No. No I did not.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Friday » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:31 pm

You can still partake of their essence by going to twitch and clicking on any channel owned by a female

haha, I'm kidding, of course, it's only 99% of them
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:37 pm

The internet is a generous place, and has provided a great bounty of sites where one can stare at titties while vapid voices natter on.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Classic » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:54 pm

Like JonTron and Gaijin Goombah?

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby beatbandito » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:15 pm

Even though they're probably some of the worst about exploiting the things youtube cares about the most, The Game Grumps have been very good about verbalizing all the issues. How they willingly ignore things because negative comments come in much faster than positive ones. How even though most of the group are artists and animators by trade they have no real plans of doing those things regularly because it wont make them nearly as much money as a playing video games and making dumb jokes.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Friday » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:15 pm

It's the reality TV paradox: the majority doesn't want art, they want jersey shore
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:05 pm

Use of "Ditto marks" similar to the same ones used today dates back almost 3000 years ago.

I can't actually think of another typographical mark offhand that goes back that far, across so many alphabets and languages.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Sharkey » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:47 pm

The best part is that Sumerian and Chinese pictographic languages developed (probably pretty much) independently from each other, but still arrive at """* to indicate "same thing as before." Probably for entirely practical reasons. The only thing more simple than two short strokes of a pen or stylus would be a single stroke, but one could be an accident, and two in parallel is most likely deliberate.

Meanwhile, the closest thing to a universal word in spoken language may be "huh?" to indicate that one didn't understand what was said, and that it needs to be repeated or elaborated upon. Turns out pretty much everybody on the planet makes that sound or one very much like it in that context.

* " :D

Of course, the oldest thing we've found universally sculpted, scratched, and scribbled everywhere and everywhen is still a bunch of 8==D, though I saw a lot of petroglyph cunts while I was kicking around the desert. I guess they're way more popular before you figure out agriculture.

Also, dragging a girl around a scorched wasteland to look for 4-8k year old pornography is apparently a pretty awesome idea for a first date. I lucked out and drew "ex-army desert rat medic who digs archaeology and porn," so your results may vary.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby ocksi » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:12 am

Another thing I've heard dates back about that far and is universal is ma, mom, mum, etc for the reason that it's a sound babies (can) make fairly early and it's pretty obvious what they usually want. The exception here is some areas in eastern Europe where they switch the parental designations (likely for very eastern Europe reasons) so mother is da (or some variation) and ma is paternal.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby TA » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:01 pm

のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby MarsDragon » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:11 pm

That's what you get for losing a war.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:57 pm

May Day in the US is officially Loyalty Day, a holiday from the McCarthy era celebrating the supremacy of the US government and obedience to it and our leaders.

"Loyalty Day is a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom."

Bahahahaha
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Thad » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:21 pm

Watched Bubba Ho-Tep last night. When the credits rolled, I saw the name of the guy who wrote the original short story, Joe R Lansdale. And I thought, "Where have I seen that name before?"

Well, it turns out I'd seen it on the title cards of three of the best episodes of Batman: The Animated Series: Perchance to Dream (the one where Bruce Wayne wakes up in a world where his parents are still alive), Read My Lips (first appearance of the Ventriloquist), and Showdown (the one with Jonah Hex). (He also wrote Critters, but we won't hold that against him. Or against the late, great Steve Gerber, who came up with the story for it.)

And he also wrote Identity Crisis, the Superman: TAS episode that introduced Bizarro. And I couldn't help noticing some similarities between that and Bubba Ho-Tep: Bizarro thinks he's Superman, has to face his own weakness and mortality, and does something heroic at the end.

Lansdale's done a shitload of other stuff besides those things, but they're definitely where I recognized him from.

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Rico » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:17 pm

Well now I'll have images of that horrifying sharpened doll fingernail pit in my dreams, so thanks....

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby TA » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:20 am

in 2010 a rule was introduced on the MS Paint Adventures forums banning art that depicted the kids pregnant, in reponse to this a member of the Homestuck music team created a rap album entitled "The Baby Is You” about Dave Strider giving birth to John Egbert, it was deleted from the forums and people were forbidden from talking about it or acknowleding its existence


and then that guy made Undertale.
and now you know ... the rest of the story.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Fun Facts

Postby Mongrel » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:30 pm

In some parts of the US, "Canadians" is an actual code word to use in place of "black people" so they can have otherwise-openly-racist conversations.

Uh, okay.
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Re: Fun Facts

Postby beatbandito » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:48 pm

And in other parts it means Jewish or Asian.

Americans actually don't even realize Canada is a real place, they just think it's an acceptable, all-encompassing slur.
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