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I'm here, What d'you want? Godot 11:03, 3 July 2008 (EDT) Hi. We've been waiting ever so long. But you're here at last! What a relief!--Bobbing up 11:09, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

I suggest caution. I strongly suspect that this Mr "Godot" may be an imposter. We should question him closely to determine the truth. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 11:54, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
And how can you tell an imposter from the real Mr. Godot? (Editor at) CP:no intelligence allowed 11:58, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

You wait. Usually, you'll find a Rhinosourus comes before you've finished your waiting. But that's another story all together.--WaitingforGodot 12:54, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

You can't: no-one has ever met him. SusanG  ContribsTalk 12:05, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
I would at least expect him to have a good explanation for why we've been waiting for him this long. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:09, 3 July 2008 (EDT)
Let us not waste our time on idle discourse! --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 12:17, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Liquid threats is awful and I won't use it

Please make Roobot a bot. Cuddles, Nutty Roux100x100 anarchy symbol.svg 05:23, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Demotion

Special:UserRights/Inquisitor Ehrenstein

Could I please get demoted? –Inquisitor Sasha 18:16, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! –Inquisitor Sasha 19:08, 30 March 2013 (UTC)


Contents

Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Evangelicalism010:50, 19 March 2012
Women are bitches, according to this insightful political cartoon1204:44, 19 March 2012
Al Jazeera on women's rights and Obama303:58, 19 March 2012
Christian fundamentalism518:31, 16 March 2012
Dooonesbury1003:44, 16 March 2012
GRE600:58, 16 March 2012
The course1804:12, 14 March 2012
I can only hope you saw fit to say a few "fuck yous" in your own thesis202:01, 14 March 2012
Crank linguistics3501:56, 14 March 2012
Email120:41, 12 March 2012
Onion time!300:32, 12 March 2012
Was walking downtown...1603:51, 10 March 2012
Atilla the hun chair021:40, 9 March 2012
Electronic mail017:25, 7 March 2012
you are2204:00, 6 March 2012
Larry Summers eats his heart out018:43, 3 March 2012
Good luck122:24, 1 March 2012
Cognitive science meets religion204:25, 1 March 2012
Safe words1122:47, 27 February 2012
Job woo621:10, 26 February 2012
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Evangelicalism

Can you improve the article on Evangelicalism? It's more your field than mine.

Proxima Centauri (talk)10:50, 19 March 2012

Women are bitches, according to this insightful political cartoon

Literally, they're bitches.

And remember: liberals are the real misogynists and racists!

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope23:37, 16 March 2012

i mean. seriously. What does it take to think something like this? law after law after law being proposed (and in some cases, passed) by these idiots who "love women", and they can write this? how self hating are they, or am i missing something?

Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about?23:59, 16 March 2012

The comments section of that cartoon are truly a goldmine of self-denial.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope00:03, 17 March 2012
 

Don't you know? Every breath taken by a women uses up an oxygen molecule that could've been used by a man. We shouldn't have to subsidize those sluts' gaseous promiscuity!

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope00:05, 17 March 2012

And no one is asking you to subsidize anything. they are saying that if you offer any medicine at all, then you must include birth control. why is that so fucking offensive to these people.

of course if you'd rather subsidize a young woman's baby - cause she couldn't afford the birth control, I guess you can do that!

Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about?00:10, 17 March 2012
 

Synopsis for me, because I can't see the image?

typical "black monkey image" of Obama, with 4 dogs at his feet labled, "clinton" "dowd" "fluke" and "wasterman-schultz". the dogs are barking "republicans hate men" "tea-party = taliban", "war on women".

Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about?00:12, 17 March 2012

Yeah, women's issues are pretty fucking stupid. Those bitches should stop complaining and just shut the fuck up already. I mean, they already can wear pants -- what's the problem?

 

It shows a crude drawing of Barack Obama, with a clipboard reading "FREE! US GOV medical care, homes, cars, birth control, trains" (yes, trains), holding the leashes to 4 dogs representing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Hillary Clinton, Maureen Dowd, and Sandra Fluke (the last of whom is depicted licking her own genitals). The "dogs" (bitches?) are yipping various lines about how conservatives/the Tea Party/Republicans hate women. The itself image is titled "Good Democratic Bitches" (a play on a TV show called "Good Christian Bitches").

I think the cartoon's point is that, in exchange for free, government-subsidized trains, women agree to hate Republicans.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope00:19, 17 March 2012

Man, if Obama is giving out free trains, I got fucking gypped.

GodothasArrived (super crazy fun time!)00:23, 17 March 2012
 
 
 
 

Is that from the good ol' wingnut e-mail forward folder? I haven't gotten a good one of those in a while.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)04:07, 19 March 2012

I found the cartoon via a link from Lawyers, Guns, and Money, a blog I highly recommend following yourself.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope04:20, 19 March 2012

Ah, when it comes to the lefty blagoblag, I'm more of a Balloon Juice guy myself. (Though their new layout is fucking awful, I don't know why they changed it. But everyone needs to know the BJ lexicon.)

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)04:41, 19 March 2012
 
 
 

Al Jazeera on women's rights and Obama

Seen this? And what's your take on what Obama has or hasn't done?

Peter tanquam ex ungue leonem02:58, 19 March 2012

Godot appears to have gone missing this last weekend. Along with Goonie. I assume they're having a whirlwind affair with each other.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope03:02, 19 March 2012

Ditto Sethpeck, it seems.

Peter tanquam ex ungue leonem03:05, 19 March 2012

Oh my god, i *love* al jezira. Repuks and dems are fighting over the women, and the dems are using the First Lady cause Obmam isn't popular? hahahahahahahh.

Unless you are still holding resentment that obama beat the first woman in history to run for president, I'm not too worried. I mean, i don't get the uber left's meme that he's not done anything. He's been as effective if not more effective than any other Dem or Repuke in a while. Then again, i didn't expect him to walk in and may 10,000 years give or take of anti-women views go out the door.

Nor would Clinton. Though I think she'd be far less willing to listen to the republicans today.

I'm having a well deserved affair with my husband, thank you.  ;-)

Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about?03:58, 19 March 2012
 
 
 

Christian fundamentalism

The source [1] includes, "An expectation of the Second Coming, or physical return, of Jesus Christ to initiate his thousand-year rule of the Earth, which came to be known as the Millennium." as part of the 5 principles of Christian fundamentalism so I included it in the article, Fundamentalist Christianity, you took it out. Is the source OK?


Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found
Proxima Centauri (talk)18:10, 16 March 2012

The source with a tag.
[1]

  1. What is Christian Fundamentalism??
Proxima Centauri (talk)18:12, 16 March 2012

Millennialism is a specific thing, and I get that a lot of people don't understand that, including most Christians. But what really they are talking about is "last judgment" or "second coming" or something. Even though some people on some sites use inaccurate terms, we should be precise. And it's never the "millennium" by the way. That just means the 1000 years.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci18:22, 16 March 2012

By the way, part of the shift in terms is necessary for Fundies, cause the millennium, and a second one, have come and gone. Unless (and god help is 2033ish) they claim it's on the 2000 anniversary of DEATH. i can see it now... even bigger than Y2K. "Jesus is coming... 2000 years have passed since he rose. give your souls to god before it's too late". it might make 2012 look down right tame.  ;-)

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci18:25, 16 March 2012

I'm still pissed about that Y2K thing. I spent two years living in a bomb shelter with my mid-80s diesel Mercedes-Benz and nothing happened.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)18:29, 16 March 2012

I was working part time at a tech firm, to make post-graduate ends meet (teaching gigs don't pay much if you aren't full time). Man was it a huge worry. they must have spent a year and millions of bucks preparing for all the chaos. Even down to putting loud alarms in the elevators that were manual, in case the electronics fucked up.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci18:31, 16 March 2012
 
 
 
 
 

I assume you're following this week's strips

Jack Hughes (talk)08:30, 15 March 2012

Yup. havn't seen today's yet.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci15:09, 15 March 2012

Is Donesbury some new comic strip, then?

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope21:06, 15 March 2012

No, it started in teh 80's i think. But this week he's doing an entire week an a girl going into a texas abortion clinic. it's pretty harsh criticism of the whole "you need counseling, ultrasound and a waiting period" crap that defines the right wing approach to abortion control.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci22:39, 15 March 2012

Doonesbury's been around for forty years at this point, but it's still cutting-edge and amazing.

The cartoons this week are both incisive and goddamn hilarious.

ADtalkModerator23:25, 15 March 2012
 

Speeling was never my (or WfG's) strongest point

Jack Hughes (talk)22:52, 15 March 2012

Nor is punctuation. Ooh, burn.

GodothasArrived (super crazy fun time!)22:56, 15 March 2012
 

what is the opposite of "strongest suit"; weakest PJ's?  :-)

i know, i know, different kind of suit.

if it were not for the red squiggles, i'd not spell anything right.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci22:57, 15 March 2012

See, the liberal spellcheck is making people lazy and not able to spell anything by themselves. You're all a victim of perverse homosexual lobby weakening the linguistic fiber of our country to make them dependent on government-controller software companies.

 
 
 
 
 

in 2 hours Q_Q

ТyAhoy!19:04, 15 March 2012

Good luck. i've had no internet all day, so by the time i read this, you were there. but let us know how you felt when you're done!

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci22:38, 15 March 2012

Don't remember exact score due to poor memory of the middle digit. Now I have to wait 10 to 15 days Q_Q

Тyeh?00:37, 16 March 2012

Did you feel good, though? and how did you get your score right away?

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci00:38, 16 March 2012

The verbal/quantitative scores are instantly given, as they are taken on the computer. Unfortunately, I forgot whether the middle digit was in tests scored 120-170, except it was the same for both. I want to say it was a six, but my perpetual second guessing caused me to doubt it after I walked home. This means I have to wait 10-15 days until the full test with writing is graded to be able to see the results :<

Тyeh?00:42, 16 March 2012

what is the range of GRE's. it's been nearly 20 years

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci00:43, 16 March 2012
 
 
 
 
 

Behold: "Honors 2000 -- Critical Thinking:Human and societal responses to disasters and disaster relief throughout history"

ТyAhoy!03:03, 14 March 2012

Yep, classic example of a BS degree.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci03:06, 14 March 2012

Only Grade: Our submit-by-email final essay.

Pros: Introduced me to Jared Diamond

Cons: Most inane idiotic bullshit I have ever had in a course, made me do team building exercises.

Тyeh?03:09, 14 March 2012

hehe. team building. heheh

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci03:20, 14 March 2012

A "team building ropes course", and that was when I knew there's something wrong with me

ТyNo03:22, 14 March 2012

you're not alone around here... not by a long shot. hahah

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci03:24, 14 March 2012
 

LOL. ROPES.

Dumpling (talk)03:25, 14 March 2012
 
 

Team building exercises? I'm taking small business management next term; I am not looking forward to the inevitable "team up so you can pretend to be a small business!" activities.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope03:35, 14 March 2012

Ew. Group projects. Evil. Evil. Vile things. I usually end up doing all the work...mostly because...the people I'm grouped with are lazy fucks, or...I'm really picky on how I want things done. And if it doesn't end up the way I like, I kinda...do the whole thing by myself, and send the menial tasks to the rest of the group.

Dumpling (talk)03:42, 14 March 2012

80/20 rule, honey!

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci03:45, 14 March 2012
 
 
 
 
 

I can only hope you saw fit to say a few "fuck yous" in your own thesis

From paragraph ¶24 in a random appellate court case a blog pointed me to:
After he had obtained the signature page from his committee, Plaintiff inserted an additional, two-page section into his thesis without the knowledge or consent of his committee members. That section, entitled "Disacknowledgements," began: "I would like to offer special Fuck You's to the following degenerates for of being an ever-present hindrance during my graduate career...." It then identified the Dean and staff of the UCSB graduate school, the managers of Davidson Library, former California Governor Wilson, the Regents of the University of California, and "Science" as having been particularly obstructive to Plaintiff's progress toward his graduate degree. Plaintiff later explained that he had not revealed the section to the members of his committee because he feared that they would not approve it.
Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope01:43, 14 March 2012

I was flicking through one of the several softbound thesis copies I have floating around the office, and discovered that the last chapter was on curry recipes... not quite as good as slipping in a good "fuck you", but I know the feeling.

Scarlet A.pngd hominem01:53, 14 March 2012

No, see I needed a job, and didn't want to leave the state yet, so that meant lots of small term/short term local teaching gigs. which meant lots of people would say "Oh, you know Sam, i'll give him a ring". Saying "Sam Gill is an arrogant ass", while true, wouldn't have landed me in very nice water. So i said all teh right "assisted me in framing my initial ideas into an actual thesis", "aided me with access to DC archive, which were invaluable to..."

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci02:01, 14 March 2012
 
 

Crank linguistics

Series on Skeptical Humanities: Pt. I, Pt. II

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)17:57, 13 March 2012

"And one of the most important sub-fields of non-mainstream (‘fringe’) linguistic thought is ‘fringe’ historical linguistics: non-mainstream claims and theories about these very matters."

I'm already lost. maybe I need food.  :-)

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci18:00, 13 March 2012

Why do we not call it "linguology" again?

Scarlet A.pnggnostic18:03, 13 March 2012

"Many of the writers in question here have never studied linguistics, and some apparently do not know that the subject exists"

isn't that the best quote describing self proclaimed "experts" in every field when real experts go "what the fuck are you writing about???"

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci18:16, 13 March 2012
 
 
 

Rational... Wiki... So... slow... email... sent...

ArchieGoodwin (talk)19:30, 12 March 2012

Speedy delivery.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)20:41, 12 March 2012
 

Am I the only one who finds The Onion's latest video more depressing than funny? Talking about the Catholic Church's opposition to contraception and a bullied gay kid is just hard to make funny after a while.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope21:28, 11 March 2012

no, you're not. it's pretty much just pathetic.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci23:46, 11 March 2012

Satire doesn't need to be funny, though. While I don't think The Onion is the best example of it, Bremner, Bird and Fortune tends to look like it's building up to a great punchline before going really dark. The gay 12 year-old thing isn't so much trying to be funny as it is holding up a mirror to the world and saying "hey world, you're fuck ugly".

Scarlet A.pngtheist23:57, 11 March 2012
 

I feel kind of bad for linking that one now. Here, have an Onion video that's less depressing.

Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope00:32, 12 March 2012
 
 

Was walking downtown...

And I saw this sign, so I took a picture! Chocolate and Coffee.JPG Reminded me of you. Though I don't get the pineapple.

Dumpling (talk)21:01, 8 March 2012

Where is this paradise?

Peter Monomorium antarcticum21:03, 8 March 2012

PFFFT! Paradise? It's in Downtown Baton Rouge, LA.

Dumpling (talk)21:07, 8 March 2012

I'm sure the citizens of heaven scoff also. You do seem to have good food there, anyway.

Peter Monomorium antarcticum21:11, 8 March 2012

Heaven?

ТyYarrr21:20, 8 March 2012

Yes, but how many happened inside one of your Fine Eateries?

And sufficiently good food is to die/kill for.

Peter Monomorium antarcticum21:23, 8 March 2012
 
 
 
 

YMMMMM chocolate.

my chocolate shop i'll never open, will be called xotohotal.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci21:23, 8 March 2012

Hahaha. That'd be awesome!

Dumpling (talk)21:34, 8 March 2012

Your level of exaggerated enthusiasm is annoying me, Dumpling. Be more mellow.

Pssht. Dumpling is fun and it brightens up the wiki when she posts. never mellow out Dumpling - we love you! :-) so there. lol.

Refugeetalk page22:47, 8 March 2012

(ノ♥▽♥)ノ~*。.:*:・'★*。.:*:・'☆ All the love~

Dumpling (talk)22:52, 8 March 2012
 

t(ಠ㉨ರೃt) ...Deal.

Dumpling (talk)22:49, 8 March 2012

"t(ಠ㉨ರೃt) "

What is that? Like a pig with a monocle? Porco Rosso maybe?

WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel23:31, 8 March 2012
 
 
 
 
 

Atilla the hun chair

As a former reader/listener of Rush, one of the odder things was his repeated claim to be the "Attila the Hun Chair of the Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies" However, he sometimes refereed to it as an actual chair in which he was sitting.

Тysic semper21:40, 9 March 2012

Electronic mail

You has.

Тyrant17:25, 7 March 2012

one of my favorites. feel ashamed of this fact

il'Dictator Mikal23:09, 5 March 2012

Either "Uh oh" or "I do try". depending on how favorite is taken.  ;-)

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci23:11, 5 March 2012

Everyone loves Godot.

ТyYAUA01:46, 6 March 2012

Except me! >:(

GodothasArrived (super crazy fun time!)02:01, 6 March 2012

ohh... How do I make you love me?  ;-)

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci02:20, 6 March 2012

I LOVE YOU IN ALL THE LANGUAGES I SPEAK! SO MUCH LOVE! UNF! ♡ -possessive hug- Mine!

Dumpling (talk)03:04, 6 March 2012
 

Acknowledge my rightful place as Supreme Führer.

GodothasArrived (super crazy fun time!)03:11, 6 March 2012
 

-legasp- BLASPHEMY! D:

Dumpling (talk)03:02, 6 March 2012
 

Why don't you love the wonderful Godot? D:

Dumpling (talk)03:26, 6 March 2012
 
 
 
 

Larry Summers eats his heart out

A new mult-national study published last month once again debunks the "math makes ladybrains explode" hypothesis. (Also, obligatory xkcd.)

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)18:43, 3 March 2012

Seriously.

Abd (talk)22:09, 1 March 2012

Thanks. I doubt I'll make it, but if i can even "sorta make it", every bit it better for me. 2 years is not what I want. but 6 more months, whould be 15 more lbs.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci22:24, 1 March 2012
 

Cognitive science meets religion

New journal of cog sci and religion launched. Editorial board looks good -- not that I'm biased because I largely agree with Pascal Boyer or anything. Blush.gif I haven't read much by Armin Geertz, but what I have is good. I'm guessing he's related to Clifford somehow.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)03:43, 1 March 2012

this is an odd feeling for me. Two fields colliding, but I'm oddly dubious about it. I'll enjoy reading it, though.

Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci04:07, 1 March 2012

I have some hope for this venture as they have anthropologists on-board whereas some prior efforts to merge psychology and anthropology/history, much like biology, have tended toward vulgar determinism. (Cough psychohistory cough) Now if they get Scott Atran and Harvey Whitehouse on board, that would be pretty damn awesome.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)04:15, 1 March 2012
 
 

Good article in Salon.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)17:07, 27 February 2012

That must be an amazingly hard thing to deal with. "I have these as my limits". "you passed my limits" the person is going to say "so what, gonna turn me in". Cause I pretty much assure you, you walk into the police or Court and say "yes, i let him do X, Y, and Z, but he also did A - and that's not consentual". they would laugh at you. yet it's still non consentual sexual acts at that point.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina17:52, 27 February 2012

By the way, the words "I don't do drama" are such a fucking cop out of integrity and responsibility. It is a way to tell yourself it's ok not to listen to people when they say they are being abused, bullied, etc., in any forum.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina17:55, 27 February 2012
 

Or consent is deemed impossible to begin with.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)18:45, 27 February 2012

That is quite a ridiculous case. one could argue that ear piercing, or "worse" is consentual harm to teh self. One could argue that doing sports such as a marathon, or an iron man, where your body is pretty much torn up, is consectual harm that should therefore be outlawed. And i suppose no one is allowed to fight in the UK in the ring?

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina18:50, 27 February 2012

But, but, but...freaks! Francis.gif

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)18:52, 27 February 2012

Right. being in a ring with some other guy making your face into jello is "macho" and "cool" and "perfectly normal". but asking someone to spank you is not.... gotcha.

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina18:55, 27 February 2012
 
 
 
 

Any article opening with "Maggie Mayhem is dressed like a kinky dictator" is going to be awesome.

Scarlet A.pngpathetic20:47, 27 February 2012

sounded like a kinky children's book to me. (wierd, my cat is now sleeping on the pillow. i have dumb cats)

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina20:58, 27 February 2012
 
 

So we've got 'mission statements', the various interview pseudosciences (including some kind of handwriting thing—nobody's ever going to employ me)... what's this about paychecks?

Peter Monomorium antarcticum22:39, 25 February 2012

lol. oh, just the idea that you will ever be paid what you are worth. thogh many are paid more than they are worth, but those people are the uber rich

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina23:19, 25 February 2012

I might start us an article then, though of course I don't know what I'm talking about on this subject.

Peter Monomorium antarcticum00:31, 26 February 2012

You forgot the ultimate in "job woo": Taylorism. Produce, you looters! Faster, faster!

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)20:05, 26 February 2012

the irony is production goes up when people are happy, when they are given a sense of idependance and control, adn when they feel as if they are accomplishing something at the end of the day.

I've seen studies doing lego production. even building the same lego block, people are happier when they know what it is f or, why it's being made. and pay rate is not as important as being able to participate, even in the smallest, in design or ideas about production.

humans like to contribute, feel useful, and THINK.  :-)

Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina20:12, 26 February 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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