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 7076 Lemurian, Sun, 30th Sep '12 1:14:55 PM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Stained with blood
There is a third Gamecube startup-jingle, activated by pressing Z on four GC-controllers at startup!
 7077 d Roy, Sun, 30th Sep '12 1:32:15 PM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Nick in Old Nick refers to Niccol Machiavelli, apparently.

 7078 The Freeman, Sun, 30th Sep '12 1:34:13 PM from Hialeah,FL.
Apparently that circling thing dogs do before they sleep is a leftover instinct they had before being domesticated, in order to flatten the ground and sleep more comfortably.
That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

 7079 Best Of, Sun, 30th Sep '12 1:40:10 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Cats often do that, too. It has also been suggested that cats will often knead a soft fabric like that of a sofa or a blanket before they lie down on it, for the same reason.

edited 30th Sep '12 1:40:42 PM by BestOf

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for desperate glory that old lie: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
 7080 Loni Jay, Sun, 30th Sep '12 7:54:24 PM from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
The tail of a peacock is more correctly called a 'train', and is not actually the tail primaries. It arises from the middle of the peacock's back and is made of the tail covert feathers. They have a normal short tail in the usual place.
Be not afraid...
Das kann doch nicht sein!
I learned that the Romans called a scabbard for a gladius vagina.
It's the same in German. The word for scabbard is "Scheide", which can mean either "sheath" or "vagina".

But thanks to Loni Jay, I know now that it's pretty much the same thing.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
 7082 Catfish 42, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 2:23:45 PM from worlds favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Non-circular CDs are a thing.
I am a traveller of both time and space
To be where I have been
 7083 Inhopelessguy, Thu, 4th Oct '12 3:16:21 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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One can herd geese in urban areas in Britain.
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 7084 joeyjojo, Fri, 5th Oct '12 2:23:24 AM from The Magic Land Of Oz Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Storm the bastille!
Buckshot is design to take down deer, hence the name.

I just never made the connection.
Mn Hovercraft st plen de nguills

 7085 d Roy, Fri, 5th Oct '12 7:26:09 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Neither have I.

 7086 Dr Furball, Fri, 5th Oct '12 2:30:42 PM from All Along the Watchtower Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
WHAM
I found out that my stepfather is a big fan of the Hellraiser series. He's seen all of them. I was pretty surprised.

I also discovered that Totino's Party Pizzas taste much better after covering them in pepperoni I got from somewhere else.
 7087 Inhopelessguy, Sat, 6th Oct '12 3:57:43 PM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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I will be 1000 weeks old on Thursday, 11 September, 2014 at 16.40.
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 7088 The Freeman, Sat, 6th Oct '12 6:26:47 PM from Hialeah,FL.
There's an action figure of Obama in Japan. It's pretty awesome.
That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

 7089 d Roy, Sat, 6th Oct '12 6:37:01 PM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
My God, it really is.

 7090 Best Of, Sat, 6th Oct '12 6:58:18 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Arsenal FC has over 100 million supporters, including some rather suprising ones such as the Queen, Harry Redknapp (who was until recently the manager of Arsenal's main rival Tottenham Hotspur, ) Michael Moore, and Osama bin Laden.

edited 6th Oct '12 6:59:21 PM by BestOf

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for desperate glory that old lie: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Definitely not a weirdo
Why would a dead guy follow sports?
 7092 Best Of, Sat, 6th Oct '12 8:44:53 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
I suppose I could've worded that better.

It'd be a shame if the estimates I saw of the number of Arsenal fans around the world also included all the dead fans.

For a club that's been around for easily over a hundred years, made the top-4 of the toughest league in the world 15 seasons running and won the first division 13 times (throughout its history, not in the last 15 years, ) as well as recently earning a reputation for taking in young players with potential and crafting superstars out of them, all the while pursuing beautiful football for the fans rather than playing dirty or boring games for money and trophies (which unfortunately goes some way towards explaining why their last title was in 2004, ) 100 million fans over all that history would be a miserable result.

(If you're guessing that I'm a fan of Arsenal FC, why, you're right; but my favourite team is the Spanish national team, thought Barcelona comes close second just before Arsenal. Still, even after drooling over Spain and Barca, I've got plenty of love left for Arsenal.)

edited 6th Oct '12 8:46:25 PM by BestOf

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for desperate glory that old lie: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Definitely not a weirdo
I'm just being deliberately irritating and giving you a hard time right now. Don't mind me.
 7094 Mort 08, Sat, 6th Oct '12 11:20:16 PM from Oklahoma Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
Tim Burton is my archenemy. Screw you and that undead mutt of yours, cat hater.
 7095 Best Of, Sun, 7th Oct '12 5:41:34 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
[up][up]Hey, any opportunity to rant about Arsenal is a win in my book.
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for desperate glory that old lie: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
 7096 Inhopelessguy, Sun, 7th Oct '12 5:57:56 AM from Birmingham, Greater Europe Relationship Status: Less than three
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Physics grads in Britain go work in The City (ie financial services).

Physics grads in Australia go work in the energy industries.

Physics grads on the continent work for Defence and Aerospace companies.

Very few Physics grad - wait for it - work in Physics.
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 7097 Inverurie Jones, Sun, 7th Oct '12 6:04:31 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Physics and biology graduates in the UK mostly work in admin...

Chemistry is where it's at.

Social science graduates work in fast food.

edited 7th Oct '12 6:06:18 AM by InverurieJones

Winter is Coming

I don't always do stuff, but when I do, it's freakin' awesome.

 7098 Catfish 42, Sun, 7th Oct '12 6:08:04 AM from worlds favourite country. Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
Bloody Fossil
Eddie Izzard was in Valkyrie.
I am a traveller of both time and space
To be where I have been
 7099 joeyjojo, Sun, 7th Oct '12 6:18:33 AM from The Magic Land Of Oz Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Storm the bastille!
Social science graduates work in fast food.

Well the more fortunate one do yes.
Mn Hovercraft st plen de nguills

Oddly enough, Latin doesn't have a future subjunctive.

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