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Because sometimes I need to rant.

The title should be fairly self-explanatory. A place for me to yell at whatever I want to yell at. And because my opinion matters, and yours doesn't.

  1. In which I share with you the joys of NHC discussions.

    by , 3rd September 2011 at 10:13 AM (Because sometimes I need to rant.)
    So xkcd posted a blog about fake NHC discussions, and in the comments were some real ones. I bring you, the best of the NHC discussions (and yes, all of these were in actual NHC products):

    Quote Originally Posted by BROWN
    A MUCH FASTER RATE OF WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER TWO DAYS AS DORA EXPLORES THE COLDER WATERS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC.
    Quote Originally Posted by AVILA
    THERE ARE NO CLEAR REASONS...AND I AM NOT GOING TO MAKE ONE UP...TO EXPLAIN THE RECENT STRENGTHENING OF EPSILON AND I AM JUST DESCRIBING THE FACTS. HOWEVER...I STILL HAVE
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  2. In which I explicate upon the importance of concision.

    by , 21st August 2011 at 02:15 PM (Because sometimes I need to rant.)
    My mother, after having read my other blog posts said something along the lines of "if I were to write one of those, it'd be about how the author of the book I'm reading can't write concisely."

    Here's for you, mom.

    In Hamlet, Polonius says "brevity is the soul of wit." And this is true -- if you have something to say, just say it. Don't drag it out forever so that you bore your audience.

    It's really not that complicated.

    (hehehe ...
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  3. In which I protest the current economic hysteria.

    by , 20th August 2011 at 10:07 PM (Because sometimes I need to rant.)
    We haven't been in a recession for a year, year and a half now -- and by and large, no one really seems to have noticed. Consumer confidence hasn't changed drastically over the last year, and by and large the country hasn't felt better about the economic situation. With the latest political posturing in the debt ceiling crisis, the stock markets have run amok down 600 points one day and up 400 the next.

    And all of these is seemingly pointless -- there's not really anything to ...
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  4. In which I complain about people's inadequacy at creating characters.

    by , 19th August 2011 at 09:43 PM (Because sometimes I need to rant.)
    At the moment, I'm sitting in the living room of my friend's house, starting a D&D campaign. And I've noticed something (and this may just be endemic within my friends so if it is ignore it): people can't come up with characters.

    Seriously, when given a world (or in this case a plane), people always revert to personal avatars: the person they roleplay as is who they want to be in real life. For example, my friend, who has always loved the arcane and mythology, is always always always ...
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  5. In which I mock people who dislike a certain type of music.

    by , 18th August 2011 at 03:49 PM (Because sometimes I need to rant.)
    Yes, this is the first in a series of "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING SILLY PEOPLE"

    Well not, really. But it's close.

    The topic at hand today: people who dislike covers.

    There seems to be this sort of hipster trend (or always has been, but not necessarily hipsters) of being pretentious and disliking covers of a song. And I never understood this.

    I love it when people cover songs -- it brings out something new in the music. Whether it's a reorchestration ...
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