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Old 2012-03-01, 21:23   Link #5401
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So the forum statistics showed that the most number of users/ guests on the forum was ~2600 in the 3rd October 2010, which is triple the usual amount (like now).

Anyone know which popular series aired ,or finished that day, that the forum attract so much attentions?
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Old 2012-03-02, 06:04   Link #5402
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Damn, you guys are right about the Pipe--much more common around here.

How did you guess it was for zombies?
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Old 2012-03-06, 06:20   Link #5403
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Where would it be safe to detonate a Nuclear Bomb?

Assuming it takes place on the dark side of the Earth, anywhere between the exosphere and Mars.


Ofcourse I know it should be as far as possible, but where would the relatively-safe zone be?
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Old 2012-03-06, 10:41   Link #5404
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How did you guess it was for zombies?
What else would you use a pipe wrench for?

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Old 2012-03-06, 22:43   Link #5405
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This is silly but.... As I looked up some rare proverb, I came upon this site. And as I scanned over the article, a sentence caught my attention. On February 5, the manga-loving Stanford-dropout whose IQ is said to be 80, said out of the blue that he started to think the Postal Privatization Law of 2005 might have to be thoroughly reviewed. Maybe I am reading it incorrectly/wrong/etc but is the adjective"manga-loving" serving as a synonym for "stupid" or "unintelligent" in this sentence? I did further searches on this website and I found several example of "manga-loving" being used in similar fashion.
Thus I am wondering if the elitist contempt towards manga reflects the attitude of the majority in Japan? Or maybe within the "more educated" bunch?*

Edit: I am just reading into it too deeply since author is just trying to say that manga is serving as a source of illiteracy in Japan.
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Old 2012-03-06, 23:56   Link #5406
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This is silly but.... As I looked up some rare proverb, I came upon this site. And as I scan over the article, a sentence caught my attention. On February 5, the manga-loving Stanford-dropout whose IQ is said to be 80, said out of the blue that he started to think the Postal Privatization Law of 2005 might have to be thoroughly reviewed. Maybe I am reading it incorrectly/wrong/etc but is the adjective"manga-loving" serving as a synonym for "stupid" or "intelligent" in this sentence? I did further searches on this website and I found several example of "manga-loving" being used in similar fashion.
Thus I am wondering if the elitist contempt towards manga reflects the attitude of the majority in Japan? Or maybe within the "more educated" bunch?*

Edit: I am just reading into it too deeply since author is just trying to say that manga is serving as a source of illiteracy in Japan.
If he's of the Ishihara (Tokyo mayor) variety, he probably hates manga in all forms. They do think manga ruins kanji skills. However, probably almost every person in Japan outside of this small bunch in Japan reads manga. Its simply a very expressive format. Yes, it may have contributed to some decay in kanji skills... but then that depends on whether they read age-appropriate manga (by kanji percentage) or not.

Pseudo-elitist thinking like you describe is definitely a minority

edit: wow, that's some piece of narcissistic hot air website you found there.... Gordon Chang was a hoot, though not in a way I think he'd get. And Yuichi Yamamoto (the perpetrator of that web page) is a mental disaster wrapped up in a fermented pile of ultra-nationalism. :P Its a wonder he can get through a Western-style door....

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Old 2012-03-09, 12:57   Link #5407
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Somethings been bothering me...
How does the Daily Show always get people to take part in their mock interviews?
I mean it's obvious that only half of it gets filmed in front of the actual person. But why do people help them with the other part? Do they like to be presented as an idiot on TV?
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Old 2012-03-09, 13:46   Link #5408
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Somethings been bothering me...
How does the Daily Show always get people to take part in their mock interviews?
I mean it's obvious that only half of it gets filmed in front of the actual person. But why do people help them with the other part? Do they like to be presented as an idiot on TV?
I've always assumed it was ego.... they really think they can outwit Stewart. Lets face it, more than a few of his guests are certifiable megalomaniacs.
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Old 2012-03-09, 13:52   Link #5409
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I don't mean his guests. Those are usually people that he can agree on.
I mean those interviews, where you see the person say something, then it switches to a view from behind 'his' head and one of Stewards troup says something rediculous, which the interviewee then apparently responds to without flinching.
They are in almost every episode and almost every time the person interviewed is completely destroyed.

Sometimes they have two opposing parties, but you can tell that one side is scripted (the 'good' side) and the other is... what? Clueless?

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Old 2012-03-09, 16:36   Link #5410
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I'm not sure how it is with The Daily Show, but with The Colbert Report, Stephen has a quick meeting with the guest beforehand to the effect of "You know how this show works, right? I'm going to make a lot of ridiculous statements." Perhaps something similar is done with the filmed interviews in The Daily Show.

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Old 2012-03-09, 16:47   Link #5411
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I'm not sure how it is with The Daily Show, but with The Colbert Report, Stephen has a quick meeting with the guest beforehand to the effect of "You know how this show works, right? I'm going to make a lot of ridiculous statements." Perhaps something similar is done with the filmed interviews in The Daily Show.

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That's always been my guess as well. It just makes sense that people would at least agree to do it because it's actually a comedy show (even if lately it's been a lot more informative than some so-called news networks).
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Old 2012-03-10, 08:40   Link #5412
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They are just too confident that their points will come across, even when sometime it's simply ridiculous. But then the interview trick also make them appear(and say) seems more stupid than the actual whole interview.

The champion of this misleading interview is "Penn & Teller's Bullshit!" show through. I only watched a few, but the host's biased interview technique was so obvious, that i still don't know if Penn seriously believe all that, or just to see how many people they can trick.

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Basketball and Moneyball. Just watched the movie "Moneyball" and since i don't know much about the sport or US League (MBL?). How many steps it take for a team to win The World Series? Like they have to play X amount of games in Competition A, in top Y to get into League B. Then they have to play 7 games or something, win the majority, before get into League C. And then win teams from Japan or such and such countries to win World Series?
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Old 2012-03-12, 09:30   Link #5413
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I have been going for a number of interviews lately and I see many of my interviewers use the DISC and MBTI tests; when the results D-hi-C-low-type and INTJ come up in their reports their faces change to a "No Go" one.

Is there a way to convince them that their HR is just being retarded by dealing out those test-sheets to applicants? Or should I just manipulate the results since I know how they work so I can get the job?
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Old 2012-03-12, 14:48   Link #5414
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Manipulate the tests so you can get on the inside, then plot the personal destruction of everyone in HR
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Old 2012-03-12, 19:18   Link #5415
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Manipulate the tests so you can get on the inside, then plot the personal destruction of everyone in HR
Now here's a plan I can get behind!And then, after they've been thoroughly and utterly destroyed, make them take that test every time they try to get a job, and THEN, no matter how well they've done, give them the "No, this won't do at all." look.

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Old 2012-03-13, 03:07   Link #5416
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I've been wondering for some time why some people spell anime "animu".

For the life of me, I can't wrap my tongue around it. Misspellings like "you're/your", "dual-wielding/duel-wielding", "planeswalker/plainswalker" I can easily understand. But "animu" for "anime"? How does that work? What accent am I not aware of that makes this misspelling possible?
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Old 2012-03-13, 03:18   Link #5417
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It's basically a "Japanized" pronunciation developed by weeaboos, and then used by "otaku" haters in a disparaging way.
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Old 2012-03-13, 04:25   Link #5418
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I've been wondering for some time why some people spell anime "animu".

For the life of me, I can't wrap my tongue around it. Misspellings like "you're/your", "dual-wielding/duel-wielding", "planeswalker/plainswalker" I can easily understand. But "animu" for "anime"? How does that work? What accent am I not aware of that makes this misspelling possible?
It is netspeak you grammar Nazi*. Heil!

Actually, you have to keep correcting these people, and get used to it; explicitly circling them out with the water-ink pilot pens that soak through the script is the best way to annoy them. Alternatively, colouring the words red then bolding-italicise-underlining it should help.

Fail to correct that in the future? Simple, increase the font size.

* - You and Ascaloth could make excellent colleagues. One is so prim and proper about the English language, while the other freely abuses it in his arguments.

You didn't read this part Sumeragi. Therefore you have no inspiration for your fanfic.
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Old 2012-03-13, 04:36   Link #5419
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If you read 'animu' you have to imagine it being said by a fat otaku stereotype, think Steins;Gate's Itaru.
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Old 2012-03-13, 06:41   Link #5420
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It is netspeak you grammar Nazi. Heil!

Actually, you have to keep correcting these people, and get used to it; explicitly circling them out with the water-ink pilot pens that soak through the script is the best way to annoy them. Alternatively, colouring the words red then bolding-italicise-underlining it should help.

Fail to correct that in the future? Simple, increase the font size.
I admittedly guilty of using it on rather frequent basis with friends, including fellow anime-fans But my circles of friends have always been sarcastic-satirist bunch
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