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mlnevese

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury. Francis Quarles

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  • Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
    Francis Quarles
    May 21
  • We can all sink or we all float, 'cause we're all in the same big boat.
    -- Sting
    May 20
  • Wonders are many, but none, none is more wondrous than man.
    -- Sophocles, Antigone
    May 16
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      True, but dogs and chocolate come pretty darn close. ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I'll second the dogs. Doggos are joy incarnate.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      As long as you don't let the dog eat the chocolate I agree :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      We can substitute "chocolate" with "waffles", that wasy everyone wins!
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Substitute!? There is no substitute for chocolate.

      Chocolate on top of waffles, perhaps. Chocolate can stand alone, or in combination with others. Can waffles claim the same?

      I think not, sir. A waffle on its own is… sad. It needs to combine its strengths with someone like butter, maple syrup, or perhaps strawberries to become truly magnificent.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      And so it begins... the Chocolate wars...
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Perhaps… Though as long as common ground can be found through mutual fondness for the noble dog, there is yet hope for peace. :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I have been known to eat plain waffles... I like the taste of grains.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Chocolate enhances the quality of most foods it's used in, both nutritionally and aesthetically. (Don't blame it for calories, it's the added sugar that is the root of all mischief.)

      Anyways, Martians are nearly as wondrous as human beings, if not more wondrous. Have you considered manufacturing Martian Chocolate Popcorn?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Perpetual Popcorn Generators can make any kind of Popcorn you can imagine... and some you can't...
    • voidofopinion
      voidofopinion
      Don't feed dogs chocolate...

      Come to think of it... Are aliens allowed chocolate?

      Is this about to go all War of the World meets Willy Wonka?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Martians full polymorphing life forms... we could eat stones and get some nourishment from them.. and we don't start wars... we just watch them eating popcorn...
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Beamdog presents: War of the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Wolrds!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I'd play that.
  • Ravenslight
    So… Where’s the popcorn?

    Oh I see what’s happening here. You offer humankind all that fluffy goodness until we’re hooked and then...

    Wait… Oh! I found a piece here on the ground. Look! Another one just a bit over there, and another, and another…

    Oh my, look at that big shiny saucer. Is that a big bowl of popcorn next to it?
    May 17
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Ask and we shall deliver!
  • Famous dead people make excellent commentators on current events.
    -- Keyes' Rules of Misquotation, Axiom 1, Corollary 1F
    May 13
  • We noticed that you went the extra mile to help out another forum member. Great work!
    May 10
  • Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
    -- Hilaire Belloc
    May 7
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      The paradoxical "therefore" should be removed, for the two clauses are independent pieces of logic.
  • An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.
    -- Arthur Miller
    May 3
  • lolien
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Oh god...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I can't even start to explain how evil this one is...
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Love all those old "spaghetti western" movies and of course Morricone has made a load of classical scores.
  • The simpler and more straightforward a concept, the longer and more complex the documentation.
    -- Malek's Law
    May 1
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I believe this applies to the principle of Mathematical Induction. ;)

      (They unnecessarily elaborated it in our textbooks. Rather they should have put more pages on 3D coordinate geometry.)
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      How else would you employ the bureaucrats?
  • Even the hyperchicken can only dream she was that powerful...
    April 25
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Eh? What's this? Someone questions the power of the hyper chicken?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      The hyper chicken has been surpassed...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      *hyperchicken senses tingling* Say what now?
    • deltago
      deltago
      was my speculation wrong?..
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Does something here smell fowl?
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I don't even know what you are talking about. As a result, I am quite skeptical about your claims of the weakness of the hyper chicken.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Is the hyper chicken edible?
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      Only in a fast food restaurant.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Martians are never wrong....
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I think hyper chicken is somehow related to hypertension. Maybe it contains high cholesterol? Better avoid that thing...
  • Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
    -- Lee Simonson
    April 27
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Can someone be competent enough to do it before the event has occurred?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Paul Atreides...
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      It is amazing how history can be changed simply by omitting certain facts from history books.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      You can change history by changing the placement of some commas in a speech...
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Heh... True :)
    • Contemplative_Hamster
      Contemplative_Hamster
      Ah, the post hoc ergo prompter hoc argument. In fact, the post DOC ergo prompter doc argument
    • Contemplative_Hamster
      Contemplative_Hamster
      A link was supposed to go here let's try again:

      http://phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1212
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      Or by a few drops of alcohol...
  • If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
    -- Miguel de Unamuno
    April 19
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      I’ve never said anything.
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      I am lying.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Be careful with paradoxes. That's how alternate universes are born...
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      I think I just felt a black hole start a new Big Bang...
  • Complex problems have simple, easy-to-understand wrong answers.
    -- Grossman's Misquote of H.L.Mencken
    April 24
  • If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.
    -- M.H. Alderson
    April 17
  • Every great idea has a disadvantage equal to or exceeding the greatness of an idea.
    -- Hunt's Law
    April 16
  • Certainly entertaining...
    April 11
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Oh do enlighten me. I could use a smile just now. :)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Nope... No can do :)
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      sigh...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      What's exactly entertaining? Tell me too! Are they releasing a new Minions movie?
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      I suspect he is referring to observing all of us earthling creatures.

      (Which works in our favor. Engrossed in his observations he is less likely to notice who is observing him.)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Minion is always observing all of us... (Heh Heh...)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Except when he's in SLEEP MODE, I guess.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Don’t you believe it! He sleeps with one eye open.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Humans are so funny :)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Indeed...

      And that's why Martians visit our Earth. ;)

      Don't worry, we'll also pay you a visit to Mars soon, and bring you cookies and chocolates.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      You're such a tease!
  • Reliable information is a must for successful planning.
    -- C. Columbus
    April 12
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      But there's always the Uncertainty Principle... ;)
  • HIPPOGRIFF, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, a one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars and fifty cents in gold. The study of zoology is full of surprises.
    -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
    April 1
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      What I couldn’t ever understand is why a hippogriff wasn’t at least part hippopotamus.

      Do you think hungry hungry hippogriffs eat marbles?
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      Heh, the DD is a real hoot, thanks for the tip off. :)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      1/4 Lion + 1/4 Eagle + 1/2 Horse = Hippogriff?

      It surely has an interesting genotype. We need to do its karyotyping.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      The Devil's Dictionary is the only dictionary I've read from first to last page... every single definition in there is true :)
  • You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
    -- Evan Esar
    March 27
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      I'm trying to view life as only having 5 years left. If you only had 5 years, what would you do? Gotta make them count! :)
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      That’s why I eat tons of cake, on stilts.
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      They told me to live every day as if it were my last. So now I just sit in my room and cough a lot.
    • laptopman666
      laptopman666
      clever Momran
    • laptopman666
      laptopman666
      ....damnt it did it again.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Autocorrect... Heh heh...
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      You guys XD

      Oh, those momrans are dangerous critters. Gotta watch out. c:
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Yes, they look like Ferrets, but are actually made of cookies. ;) Dangerous illusion magics...
  • The worst deluded are the self-deluded.
    -- Christian Nevell Bovee
    March 26
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      Is there any other type of delusional when delusion comes from one's own perception?
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      For the record, I might be speaking out of ignorance but I'm not sure I entirely agree. I think self-delusion is the easiest trap to fall into for one who believes they know themselves perfectly. We're all guilty of that to some extent. Though, true, refusing to acknowledge your failings is truly reprehensible.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Persisting in self-delusion after you have evidence you are deluding yourself is simply denying reality. And that may be very dangerous for yourself.
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      Glad that doesn't effect me. Now back to my plans on world conquest... Another week I think...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      https://youtu.be/qzZmU0aGmcc
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      Dissociative disorders as defined by DSM-IV have some of what is being mentioned here, including self delusion and and altering perceptions of one's consciousness and view of realty. And yes, it can be the 'bad', as it is not intentional.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Yeap but |I don't think the original author was thinking about mental disorders.
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      Most likely not, given his time period. :)