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Originally posted by The Wanderer:
So is The Godfather your favorite movie?

... Do they actually pay you to do this job? *Grumbles something about wastes of money* No, it is not, and in fact I never saw it until I was in my early 20s.

You know what? I still haven't seen any of them all the way through. How's that for being a bad Italian-American?
 
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Me either! My dad loved the book but I think that's partly because it was the only Italian American story out there he was exposed to.


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Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

Words to live by.

(Goodfellas is better, tho.)


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I love both the Godfather and Goodfellas. They often show up on my lists of favorite movies.


Never seen the Joy Luck Club.
(did read the book... for class)


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"Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying 'yes' begins things. Saying 'yes' is how things grow. Saying 'yes' leads to knowledge."
~Stephen Colbert
 
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Melittosphex sapiens
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Originally posted by Royko:
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

I keep on reading short stories that feature cannoli (by acident - I'm not seeking them out) and it's driving me nuts. I've never had cannoli, and I really really want to.

(Actually, this might be a good idea for a thread: "foods you have tried because you first saw them described in a work of fiction".)


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I ate vindaloo because it was mentioned extremely often in Red Dwarf, both tv shows and the books.



Minister of Kraftwerk in the Realm of U & P, Order of the Pineapple with frond for advancement in Nap studies.


The brain: not always amenable to logic. ~Hive

 
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I'm off to start that thread - you'll have to repeat your vindaloo comment there!


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You mean I'm actually commanded to be redundant? Shiny Smile



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The brain: not always amenable to logic. ~Hive

 
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Huh? Anyway, the board agrees with you, and won't let me start the thread...


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So why Graffalke the Chrono-Illogical Alchemist?

Well the first Graffalke is because I am pretentious and I like the sound of it. It is Countfalcon apt deutch. The second part - the Chrono-Illogical Alchemist is because I am a fan of Full Metal Alchemist and one day I figured out what my state alchemist name would be, since I like time and time paradoxes it fit.

How did a smooth socialite like you end up here?

I enjoy Neil Gaimon's works went to his website clicked on the board link and voila!

Give us the rundown on thyself

Okaly, 5'10", brown/silver/gray hair, green eyes. Born in SouthCal I now live in South Caro. So I have always been from the south. My family has strong German roots (we keep them in the basement) which is why I like mayo on my fries.

Your Avatar?
That is my fuzzy cute familar Lorilie!!

(sung to the tune Spiderman.....)

Lorilie, Lorilie
Is she balck or is she white?
does she give other cats a fright?
Fuzzy wuzzy kitty Lorilie!


So what have you done with your life?

I served 20 years in the US Army, so I was able to see a lot of the world, including places not on the tourist list. I also eventually met the love of my life who goes by Masque on the board. I now work as an administrator for a Department of Mental Health facility. I call this hiding in plain site.

More later as I think it up

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Head of internal security of the Realm of Unproductivity and Procrastination,  
Catnip Master in the order of the Pineapple.
 
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was not written by a man named "Cougar"
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So, smalltown...

...yes?

What's with the name?

Well I'm not small...nor a town. But I did grow up in one!

Were you born there?

nope. I was born in Spain!

So you're Spanish...

umm, no.

But...

just no. I'm Mexican. And German.

Alrighty then! So where is this small town located?

Northish...we're technically one of the San Juan Islands, but only at high tide. Razz

And you live in Tacoma for what reason?

'Tis where I go to Uni.

Oh, so you're in school?

Oh yes...for another year.5 or so. I love it!

Are you learning anything important?

Sometimes I have to convince myself of it...

And what do you hope to get out of all this?

If I'm lucky? A lifetime of adventure and excitement.

Do you expect to be lucky?

Past evidence points to no.

So how did you end up on the WE board?

I blame Snazz. Him and his recent foisting upon my person of Sandman. That and the crazy Richard III photos from WEVA '07.

And you haven't run away screaming yet?

No. To be totally honest, I feel more at home here then in most places on the internet.

So you plan on staying?

Oh yes. You shall not be rid of me that easily.

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I blame Snazz. Him and his recent foisting upon my person of Sandman. That and the crazy Richard III photos from WEVA '07.


aitapata was the genius. i merely the tool to carry out her vision.

i think it should be a recruitment ad if we ever need one.


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-scruffy ambulating reanimated hypothetical vegetarian leigonairre of the undead. ~ Cav
-Look, I've got a cape and a tendency towards violence. It does not make me a superhero! ~ Domitella
-The key thing to remember about historians is that we are entirely capable of being objective, empirical and batshit crazy. ~ Dr. Marvinmarymac
 
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Questions people have actually asked me. Some of them even frequently.

How are you supposed to pronounce Tismalleen?
I consulted a friend of mine who's doing his doctoral thesis on phonetics. After he was done explaining, I couldn't pronounce it myself anymore. Someone called me Tis a while back. I liked that. Smile

Goodness. You're kind of small, aren't you?
I am? I thought you were just standing on something. Well, I can comfortably fly coach, need I say more. And, ahem, the French say petite, and *everything* sounds better in French.

Hey! You're not smoking, are you?
No! I'm just holding this cigarette for... that guy over there. I'm nice like that. Anyway, I'm going to quit again. Or at least cut down a lot. Oh, is that for me, an award? An Idiocy Award, for Picking Up Smoking After Quitting 6 Years Ago? How sweet. Now would you mind staying still so I can put this cigarette out on your forehead?

Do you eat reindeer?
I used to. But only to show off to the tourists. I've emigrated since.

Are you writing something at the moment?
[winces] No. Next question, please.

Which brings me to... questions I've asked myself. Frequently.

Why did you join the board?
It came recommended [waving in the direction of the responsible individual, who's not looking]. I liked Stardust (the book), but I thought that was the only work by Gaiman I was familiar with. It was after clicking around here a bit that I realized the Sandman series is his too. (Embarrassed? Hell yeah.) And the people here seem every bit as friendly as I was told. Maybe it's all that knitting. I can't knit worth a damn, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, like sitting in a room full of adorable little grannies with needles going clickety-clack. The hugging also adds to the effect.

Why do you feel drawn to threads where childhood related things are discussed?
Um. My therapist said it has something to do with my childhood? Razz

What are you supposed to do on those shift threads?
I'm not sure. I haven't been here long enough to figure it out yet. And I'm too shy to just barge in to find out. I think I'll just keep lurking and taking notes.

Look at your post count! Why would you write a FAQ?
[flutters away, frightened]


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Originally posted by silly older punk:

i think it should be a recruitment ad if we ever need one.


What, "Join the World's End, Meet Interesting People and Kill Snazz."

That works Big Grin


quote:
Look at your post count! Why would you write a FAQ?
[flutters away, frightened]


'ere! You stop picking on Tis!


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side-saddle she sat, on a big painted bat,
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Originally posted by Tismalleen:
Look at your post count! Why would you write a FAQ?
[flutters away, frightened]


Just remember, Tongster had 56 posts once.

i cheated  
 
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I think he was created out of primordial internet goo.


~shaken and stirred baby~
 
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I'd rather not think of what events and ingredients created Tongster

brrr

 poor Joccy 
 
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I was going to also add porn. But then the combination of porn and goo and Tongster may have led to the onset of apoplectic shock.

Oh well, its in the hands of fate now.


~shaken and stirred baby~
 
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Heh. The 'hands of fate' are what caused it.
 
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Dirty, dirty hands of fate.


~shaken and stirred baby~
 
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