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Out of the Blue

Happy Felix Unger Day!

Well, we may be on the verge of another of our version of a free weekend here, as I've gotten a couple of reports from users attempting to visit and being redirected to MySpace, of all places. It's possible we've opened a temporal rift that makes your browser think it's 2007, but it's more likely this is coming from an ad here. The trouble is that the redirect may make it difficult to pin down which ad is the culprit, so all the ads may need to be removed to make this stop, so that may be what happens this morning. I want to offer a big apology to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this: Obviously you are all at an extreme end of the tech-savviness scale, and would not find it challenging to block the ads here, so it pains me greatly to abuse your willingness to support this site and your trust. Hopefully a quick resolution for all of this can be found.

MyLinks: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Mushbits.
Links: James Bond: 50 Years of Impact in Cinema.
Gummy Python Weighs Nearly 27 Pounds And Packs 36,000 Calories.
Stories: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals. Thanks nin.
Science: Human intelligence peaked thousands of years ago.
Scientists use quasars to probe dark energy over 10 billion years in the past.
Perception of harmonicity, not beating underlies perception of dissonance?
Media: Another 10 bets you will always win.
Overly Attached Computer. Commercial.
SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Skyfall.
Follow-up: Autism Linked To Fever And Flu During Pregnancy, Study Finds.
Invisibility cloaking in 'perfect' demonstration.
Killzone Intercept - fan film by Beyond Black Mesa director.

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40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 22:42 Mr. Tact
 
Skyfall:

Wait, Craig didn't get tortured in this movie!

I still liked it though. =p
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 08:30 InBlack
 
MUGWUMP wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 08:03:
Blue. You're the only site I have ads enabled on. I figure it's the least I can do show my appreciation for an awesome news site I've used since the days of QWCTF. Damn. It's been a long time. I'm really happy for you that you've been able to turn this into something you can make a living on.

Any chance we can get a quick rundown of how Bluesnews got started and some of the challenges and other interesting bits that may have happened?

Not sure what any of this has to do with anything here

+1 on this. Also +1 on Bond being a kickass movie.
 
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38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 08:03 MUGWUMP
 
Blue. You're the only site I have ads enabled on. I figure it's the least I can do show my appreciation for an awesome news site I've used since the days of QWCTF. Damn. It's been a long time. I'm really happy for you that you've been able to turn this into something you can make a living on.

Any chance we can get a quick rundown of how Bluesnews got started and some of the challenges and other interesting bits that may have happened?

Not sure what any of this has to do with anything here
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 06:27 netnerd85
 
That "James Bond: 50 Years of Impact in Cinema" article is full of some much shit and little facts. I mean... ugh... whatever internet... WHATEVER!  
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2012, 00:22 Rigs
 
This was from yesterdays discussion, but since the thread will be falling off the page in around six hours and I wasn't able to get back here until now, I'll post this here instead...

xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 03:34:
*riases a beer*

Feel for you. My grandfather was a huge blow to my father, and actually a pretty large blow to myself as well, as I spent every summer from the age of 3 to 16 with my grandparents. My father and I are best buds - and I know he has issues with losing his father, as they argued for many years.

I can't even imagine losing him. We do so much together, even later in life now, we enjoy each others company and shenanigans. I could only hope to be as great of a man as him.

Thank you, Bats. I have to say I have/had a better relationship with my mother than my father, as we argued a lot but that's mainly because I can't keep my mouth shut sometimes. He was the kind of person that would give the shirt off his back to any stranger in need...but was sometimes extremely selfish in regards to his immediate family. I don't hold it against him. We're human. I know he would have done anything for me and indeed did put up with more than most would have during my turbulent teens and twenties. I became a father at 18 so the only person I had to go from was my own. I've tried to avoid some of the mistakes he had made but sometimes I feel like I'm doing what he did all over again and have to actually look myself in the mirror and say, 'No, you're going to get it right this time.'. I think your parents aren't only there to show you what kind of person you should be, but to show the mistakes one can make so you can avoid them when it becomes your turn. In that, he did remarkably well...whether he was trying or not...I don't know...

He was able to beat prostate cancer years ago only to fall to pancreatic cancer in six months, going from a healthy 220 to 90 pounds in that time. I was there on the last day and I'll never forget it. In a way, I hoped that he would let go because he was suffering so. He was in a drug-induced coma, so he didn't know what was going on anyway and couldn't say goodbye. I know that he would have wanted to come out of it to say good bye even if it would have been horrifically painful. It just all went too fast for that to happen.

His death came three years to the week of my sisters death, which occurred only one room over. She was only 42, but she had been sick for a number of years and between that and the 10+ drugs she was required to take multiple times a day, her body just gave out. My father blamed himself from then on for not doing enough for her even though there really was nothing to be done. For me, it was harder than it should have been because at the time, her and I weren't on speaking terms. So nothing got resolved. My only choice now is to let it go, when I learn how or to bury it, which is what I've done.

Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 08:21:
We also spent a good portion of our time together arguing. However, my father's death was effectively a non-event for me. If I hadn't needed to do a 250 mile round trip to go pick up my sister from the airport I would have been doing my NFL Fantasy Draft the day after he died. My father died just over 5 years ago (9/1/07) and I doubt I've thought about him a dozen times since. *shrug*

Prez wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 05:13:
I say this not for pity, but to illustrate the point even further that if you have a good dad, please PLEASE appreciate him. If you lost him, be thankful that the memories you have of him are good ones. Those memories are something some of us will never have.

I'm sorry for you guys, not pity, just sorry that you couldn't have experienced what I did in my childhood. I would have friends who's households were completely alien to me and I would wonder how they functioned like they did but as I grew up I realized that they didn't know any other way, so it wasn't a shock or something they felt had to be changed. My parents did everything and anything they could for me and I feel obligated to do the same for them now that I can. My father made me promise to take care of my Mom and that's what I have tried to do. I had moved in with them after my divorce in 2004 and I haven't left since. They were retired/disabled and needed the help anyway so I feel more like a resident butler/groundskeeper than a adult child living in the basement (if we had one...lol)...

Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:20:
Then he goes and gets a HAIRCUT before going to the hospital!

He sounds like my grandfather (my father's father). He was one of them 'don't mess around or talk shit, just do it' types. He passed in 1993 and I still think about him and my other grandparents often. All of them are gone. The hardest was my grandmother (my Mom's mom). She was another tough-as-nails type and was nearly 80 but could still run circles around me any day of the week...lol...she was always on the go doing things. She was declared 'Senior of the Year' a few times too. She was the Obi-Wan/Yoda of the family, the wise one. She left a huge gap in the family that has never really gone away. I like to think they all watch over us...whether it's true or not, I don't think really matters, as long as it's comforting...Like I've said in the past, they never prepare you while you're growing up that you'll lose nearly everyone you ever held dear and cared about. Not that you can really prepare for such a thing, I guess, but still. When the time comes for my Mom, my daughter and I will be the last ones left on my 'branch'. I try not to think about it. I don't really know how the hell I'll cope with it...


=-Rigs-=
 
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35. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 23:40 jdreyer
 
Hyatus wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:05:

Blue, what are you thinking? I wouldn't click on that link if someone was...well...doing one of the things that are probably in that article to me.

Here's the second most common one:

Razors, scissors and clippers (1,089)

What I don't understand is WHY ARE SCISSORS ANYWHERE NEAR THE VICINITY OF YOUR JUNK???!!!
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 23:33 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 10:49:
That gummy worm made my stomach turn. Gummys always start out tasting good, until you eat too much and then your stomach just recoils.


The scene in Game of Thrones where Daenerys eats the horse heart: it was made of gummy. She ate the whole thing, and the part where she almost throws up wolfing down the last bit is the actress actually almost throwing up after eating all that gummy.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 22:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Hyatus wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 15:50:
I understand pennies and can sympathize with getting rid of nickels and dimes. Do you want to live in a world where you tip your stripper in 5s or higher? No thanks, says I. She can work her way up(down?) piece by piece...of clothing like she's supposed to.
Yeah in Canada, you just toss the loonies($1) and toonies($2) coins within the first 24" of the stage and those goto her. We haven't had a bill smaller than a $5 here for almost 15 years.
 
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32. Intelligence peak Nov 13, 2012, 21:18 eRe4s3r
 
That is actually a pretty smart article. Current society, social behaviors, media and school systems in the western world produce wage workers and "good citizens", not intelligent freely developing personalities. Those would quickly realize how fucked it is to work your entire healthy life only to end up only really enjoying life when you are old.

And I am sure back 1000bc life was far better subjectively unless you were a slave or a women (both had 0 rights in rome)

 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 20:16 Sepharo
 
Happy Diwali!

Had to look up why I'm hearing so many fireworks tonight, heh.
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 19:20 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 19:05:
Just got back from Skyfall and it is indeed the best Bond ever. Go see it or you're a jerk! Only thing I didn't like is Q being a kid and Moneypenny being black. The actors did a good job with them but that sort of retconning simply isn't cricket old sock. Oh yeah and Javier Badim has a huge head! Man, that thing took up like 3/4 of the screen!

I thought all of the cast did great, but Javier really stole the show. The audience I was in loved him, and sometimes giggled at some of his lines. He struck a great balance between funny and menacing.

I'm not a huge Bond fan, but I'd consider seeing it again next weekend. It was that enjoyable. I'd say it and Cloud Atlas are my two biggest surprises this year.

 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 19:05 Cutter
 
Just got back from Skyfall and it is indeed the best Bond ever. Go see it or you're a jerk! Only thing I didn't like is Q being a kid and Moneypenny being black. The actors did a good job with them but that sort of retconning simply isn't cricket old sock. Oh yeah and Javier Badim has a huge head! Man, that thing took up like 3/4 of the screen!

 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 18:58 jdreyer
 
I was one of the ones affected by the Myspace (of all things!) redirect, but I don't think you should remove the ads. Fish gotta swim, Blues gotta eat.  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2012, 18:08 xXBatmanXx
 
Oh, how did football picks turn out?
I won my family bowl with 10 wins and points on the Monday night game. A lot better than I was anticipating. (I think I was the only one to pick Saints on my family board - but I know a select few here took them as well, it gave me the win)
 
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26. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 18:07 xXBatmanXx
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 18:05:
2. Razors, scissors and clippers (1,089)

WTF Headscratch

Gotta keep that stuff clean......

As one man once said
At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
 
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25. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 18:05 jimnms
 
2. Razors, scissors and clippers (1,089)

WTF Headscratch
 
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24. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 17:18 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 17:04:
1badmf wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:46:
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:07:
I found the whole thing funny as hell, and was cackling last night as I read it. Esp the woman who somehow managed to shove a shoe into her...well ya know.

I believe the term you're looking for is tralala, or the less common colloquialism "hoo-haa"

No, no, the post-Oprah term is Va-Jay-Jay.

Creston

yeah i guess i'm just oldschool like that. vajayjay always seemed overtly feminist to me, maybe because oprah popularized it.

and did you guys actually watch that video? apparently she has two vaginas but only one opening, meaning her uteris is split down the middle so each vag leads to its own Fallopian tube. she's also pretty hot, leading to all kinds of weird thoughts.
 
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23. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 17:05 NegaDeath
 
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 15:52:
Woman has two vaginas

I've nevr even heard of this amd yet they say it affects around 1 in 3000 women?!


You'd think at least a couple would be in porn, right?????


Hook her up with the guy with two penises and you should have a new blockbuster. It might actually already exist but I too am afraid of venturing that far into the dark underbelly of the interwebs.

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22. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 17:04 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 13:46:
nin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:07:
I found the whole thing funny as hell, and was cackling last night as I read it. Esp the woman who somehow managed to shove a shoe into her...well ya know.

I believe the term you're looking for is tralala, or the less common colloquialism "hoo-haa"

No, no, the post-Oprah term is Va-Jay-Jay.

Creston
 
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21. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 16:10 PHJF
 
I've nevr even heard of this amd yet they say it affects around 1 in 3000 women?!

If this is true then I'm sure this is one of those things nipped in the bud shortly after birth. Unfortunately I'm not curious enough to go on a "multiple vaginas" googling quest, but you have at it and keep us posted.
 
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