User talk:Nebuchadnezzar/Archive2

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ref = name[edit]

I forgot how to do "ref = name" for citing one reference more than one time. Any chance you know of an article off the top of your head that uses it? Thanks in advance. Pink mowse.pngGodot Warning, chocolate will make your clothes shrink 17:48, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

It's <ref name="refx"> Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:52, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

truthy gays[edit]

you working on this still? if you're done, let me know and i'll take a crack at it. casue it sounds uber fun to write. damn fucking "worry about everyone else but yourself" nosy bitches.Pink mowse.pngGodot Warning, chocolate will make your clothes shrink 23:42, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't know much about them. I only found out about them due to some incident where they boycotted a hotel over some S&M event.Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 23:47, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Excellent. what better to do with your life than boycott a hotel that you will never visit anyhow, cause you are too fucking cheep ass and xenophobic to get out into the world and see life -- boycott a hotel, cause they like to use paddles and walk around in leather! I should boycott something. but what?--Pink mowse.pngGodot Warning, chocolate will make your clothes shrink 23:52, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Reality. It's fun. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:07, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
the prancing around a hotel in leather? no comment.  ;-) --Pink mowse.pngGodot Warning, chocolate will make your clothes shrink 00:12, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
No, I meant to boycott reality. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:14, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


That WND link about the NCSF is impressively balanced for WND! They didn't even take the low road and quote-mine the fuck out of Susan Wright.ADK...I'll pull yourPontiac! 08:48, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Although the related one is funny on the grounds of "this is sick and wrong and no one should ever be involved... so let's describe it in as much juicy detail as possible!" The Daily Mail would be proud. ADK...I'll snap your t-shirt!08:50, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
This is one of the cases where quote mining would defeat their purpose -- they need to give their readers as much fodder for voyeurism as possible. Whips! Candle wax! Gays! Cover your eyes, chillun, the freaks are about! Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 09:03, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
I've never quite understood the voyeurism. Yes, there are plenty of curtain twitchers out there but I don't get it. It's not like they need all the information they can get in order to refute it or anything like that, and of course you can moralise without giving a citation in full. ADK...I'll crystallize your crab cake! 09:12, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Shock value -- it mobilizes the base. You can't properly moralize without all the sordid details. The funny thing is that a lot of the what goes on at these types of events is the most hardcore stuff because the potentially really dangerous things are generally done with professionals, for obvious reasons. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 09:27, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

aaw man[edit]

Bronze at least? Or maybe some feedback?--User:Brxbrx/sig 03:36, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

1, Nope. 2, More refs, maybe? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 03:43, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

comparative guide[edit]

Thanks for working on it. steriletalk 02:13, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Obama is a communist[edit]

He passed Obamacare and the bailouts. He's a communist. Talsley (talk) 15:16, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Yawn.gif (Also, too...) Nebuchadnezzar(talk) 15:18, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Bush was a corporate shill for the banks. Talsley (talk) 15:28, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Religion space[edit]

FYI, i'm being very careful about these cats. Creationism is in both christainity and it's own space. Both of those are in the Cat religion- so they don't need to be duplicated. The "religion" non sub space is for things that are specific to all religions.  :-)

Ah, I see. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:57, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Get back to my user page![edit]

We must return to our evil Adam Smith socialist discussion. Osaka Sun (talk) 00:21, 26 September 2011 (UTC)


as I said on b-flat's page, I was feeling really guilty about the total slash job I've been part of for now 2 days. It's necessary slashing. but i feel like such a meanie.  ;-) So yes, it can be MUCH shorter, but i thought i'd give it a day or two.Pink mowse.pngGodotNo, That's not the same thing. You just don't get it". 20:07, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Honestly, I've only skimmed a bit of it. Much of it seems redundant. I don't want to edit the Comfort stuff too much, though, because I haven't read any of his stuff -- the only thing I know about him is "crocoduck," which immediately puts him into the blithering idiot category. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 20:10, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

subcat for your essay[edit]

philo or religion? or other... --Pink mowse.pngGodotTue pour toujours, et tu veux vivre aussi. 18:35, 22 October 2011 (UTC)Essay:Better rhetoric through bullshitting

Philo, maybe, which also reminds me that I wanted to add something to that, but forgot what it was. Hate when that happens.Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 18:40, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
It's kinda fun, glancing at some of these. we have some really good essays, and we have some that are truly scary. --Pink mowse.pngGodotTue pour toujours, et tu veux vivre aussi. 18:47, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
It's why I really think we should encourage more essay writing. Always good for a laugh if nothing else. ADK...I'll shake your bistro!19:46, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

How to pronounce your name[edit]

Blue Talk 00:18, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Symbol thumbs up green.svg Armondikov liked this!
Crap, I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:29, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I bet you've also been mispronouncing haute couture:
Blue Talk 00:33, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't know what the hell is going on with this YouTube channel my brain is melting! Scarlet A.pngbomination 00:34, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Nope. I also enjoy horse doovers and ow juss. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:42, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Psych question[edit]

My gf just made me take a few psych tests... I think I need help. Тytalk 04:23, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Real ones or online "U-Diagnose-It" ones? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:26, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
The latter, but I took several and the results are eerily similar. Тytalk 04:26, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I have at least 32 different mental disorders going by those tests. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:28, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Ty: you've got a gf; can't be that bad then. Scream!! (talk) 04:29, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
If you really need help, you've come to exactly the wrong place. I mean, I love Nebby and all, but "some guy on the internet" is really not who you should turn to if you have concerns about your mental health. B♭maj7 (talk)Anachronistically anachronistic 04:31, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

A cautionary tale that might interest you[edit]

A friend of mine had to transfer out of his PhD programme a while back. His professor was looking for a sub, so he made arrangements with an escort on Craigslist. She was apparently really inexperienced at the whole sex work thing, as well as a student @ the same university; drawbacks of a small college town and shitting where you eat. Things got out of hand, she got hurt, lodged a complaint with the cops, and, after the trial, buddy was stuck with an advisor who is now a convicted sex criminal and well-known as such in a very, very, very small academic world where everybody knows everybody. So he had to bail out. Lesson: stick with the pros, don't deal with some amateur.B♭maj7 (talk) Anachronistically anachronistic 04:44, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't go near Craigslist. My current mistress has been on the scene since before I got my driver's license. Though if anyone's going to get hurt, it's likely to be me. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:54, 6 November 2011 (UTC)


I see your Cat Soup and raise you Dead Leaves, FLCL and Mind Game while tripping. :)--PsyGremlinПоговорите! 16:32, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, my knowledge of anime doesn't go much beyond the pokeymans. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 16:37, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
FLCL isn't that trippy. It's just one of those crazy difficult to follow ones. Now, try the darker Higurashi episodes while on something that will raise your paranoia levels... Scarlet A.pngtheist 16:48, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Yeah Higurashi certainly has it's dark moments. There's actually some very good anime out there to mess with your mind when playing with recreational pharmaceuticals. We should draw up a list. --PsyGremlinTala! 16:56, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
At the risk of being rather old school, have you tried the Elephants on Parade sequence from Dumbo whilst chemically enhanced? Of course it's just a Disney cartoon so it couldn't possibly be dark. Bad Faith (talk) 17:00, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh come on, all of Disney's early stuff is fucked up. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 17:04, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Grinch Night was always my choice for unnecessary cartoon acid trip sequence that gave me nightmares as a kid. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:17, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

"thinking in words and pictures"[edit]

From my own studies of cognition, I would take criticism on this article though -- it's pretty evident people do not think in words (or pictures?); that is the 2nd step, and how the thoughts are translated in their heads. there is something that Pinker has called "meta thought" (If i remember right) in trying to describe the fact that thought happens both without our awareness of it, and in non-language. As I'm writing this, i feel "as if" the thoughts are comming into my head just as I type the words. even when i make typos. but clearly, something is there before hand. So I did want to tell this guy that "no, we really do not necessarily think differently" (his argument on "some people can only think in words, and that limits them), but that we process those pre thoughts differently. --Pink mowse.pngGodotGet over it!. 02:12, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

True, I just haven't seen a better first-hand account. For me, math and language are the same thing, just symbolic interpretations of mental "pictures." Pinker also argues in Stuff of Thought that much of "abstract" thought is based on visual metaphor because, obviously, we didn't evolve in an environment where discussing Plato was necessary for survival. I imagine there's some continuum of auditory vs. visual thinking, though, and I'm on the hyper-visual end of it like the author of the essay, because it seems to be totally alien to a lot of people. I actually can't understand any abstract concepts without some kind of picture. You probably know more about this than me, though.Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 02:49, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
My hubby would love you. he always talks that math and language are the same (and he speaks like 6 languages, and wanted to go into math math, but the competition in france is killer, so he went puters). and yeah, the article really expressed it well. --Pink mowse.pngGodotGet over it!. 04:13, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm guessing he has read The Holy Writ? Nebuchadnezzar(talk) 17:53, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I'll suggest it, but he doesn't really read philo, psychology, linguistics, etc. He reads about jets and propulsion systems, and world wars, and computers. Pink mowse.pngGodotGet over it!. 18:00, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
It's required reading for understanding Life, The Universe, and Everything though. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 18:06, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
LOL. does it come as a blackberry ap? then he'll read it!  ;-) (I just stubbed my toe. Damn but I'm clumsy enough to walk into my own doom). Pink mowse.pngGodotI smell roasted chestnuts. droollllllll. 18:09, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
"Holy Writ" - I'm not sure if Hofstadter would slap you or not. Scarlet A.pngtheist 18:10, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm sure Hofstadter can understand a bit of sarcasm. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 18:14, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Only if it was well formed sarcasm. Scarlet A.pngsshole 18:32, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

you are now a biblical figure[edit]

want to write a page about yourself? It's a red link, so apparently we don't really care about ancient kings...--Pink mowse.pngGodotI smell roasted chestnuts. droollllllll. 05:28, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Actually, the guy in the Bible was my sequel: Nebuchadnezzar II. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 05:31, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
I didn't even realize you were named after a bible character. Sam Tally-ho! 05:32, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
OHH, well never mind then. see if i ever imortalize you again. Pink mowse.pngGodotI smell roasted chestnuts. droollllllll. 05:32, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Hahaha. It's okay Socal. It didn't even come to my mind until Godot mentioned it. Then it was a "DOI!" moment.--Dumpling(talk) 05:34, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
When I was elementary school aged, we sang a song in church choir "shadrack, what kind of name is that, me-shack, who has a name like that, shadrack, meshack, and abednigo...woohoohooohhhh.... a bed ne go." i have no idea why i remember that, but every damn time Neb talks to me, i sing it in my head. Pink mowse.pngGodotI smell roasted chestnuts. droollllllll. 05:39, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Hehehehe. That sounds rather silly. Pity I have no idea as to what song it is you're referring to. --Dumpling (talk) 05:41, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
This is incredibly silly. Also, I always think ofthis. Blue Talk 05:44, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! NEBONCHODONCHO!--Dumpling (talk) 05:49, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
@Godot: Original lyrics at least. Your name reminds me of the Aca-ca-cademy of anthro-pop-pop-pometry, obviously. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 05:45, 11 November 2011 (UTC)