The thread that can't/won't degrade (in Off-topic)

TheHatchetman May 14 2007 12:12 PM EDT

The following statement cannot be disproved by any amount of logic or reasoning. The previous statement cannot be disproved by any amount of logic or reasoning. I've now created a thread that can't go sour. :)

[T]Vestax May 14 2007 12:13 PM EDT

I attack it with my feelings.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 14 2007 12:14 PM EDT

Did you have it approved before you posted it? Or are we going to have to go through that publicly, yet again?

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 14 2007 12:15 PM EDT

Ah but it is boring and shall thus descend into the bowels of CB ! Never to be seen again .

QBJohnnywas May 14 2007 12:16 PM EDT


TheHatchetman May 14 2007 12:23 PM EDT

with a reply a minute, I'd say its holding up. :) It was mentioned in chat how most threads go sour because of somebody. Whether its someone taking something too seriously, someone being wrong, or someone just wanting to have something to say. This is not against anyone, as there are quite a few who drag things down, whether it be intentional or malicious. Anyone care to take a crack at breaking this one?

QBOddBird May 14 2007 12:26 PM EDT

Arrrr, matey, Oi'll break 'er down with me piratey talk! 'Coz Pie Rats from the Carribeen 3 is a'comin out next week, arrrrrr!

Where's PK when I need him...

SNK3R May 14 2007 12:28 PM EDT

Pikachu is holding him hostage with a fresh batch of legendary birds as guardians.

[T]Vestax May 14 2007 12:42 PM EDT

Pirate talk is overpowered.

QBOddBird May 14 2007 12:45 PM EDT

Then we shall have singing!

"Hold me closer tiny SNK4R,
count the headlights on the hiiiighwayyy..."

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 14 2007 12:51 PM EDT

Man, someone has yet to address the points I brought forth two posts ago...

Anyways, my thoughts on the matter have not changed:

Cold freaking pizza.

QBBarzooMonkey May 14 2007 12:55 PM EDT

Mxzltplczxk nunununu wakka doodoo limphzxzphhhhh!

QBBarzooMonkey May 14 2007 12:57 PM EDT

Which, loosely translated, means that Taz would whip Pikachu's hiney!

[T]Vestax May 14 2007 12:57 PM EDT

Could someone forum-ban Barzoo for being on-topic please.

[RX3]Cotillion May 14 2007 3:14 PM EDT

In response to 42... it's actually 44.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 14 2007 3:17 PM EDT


QBOddBird May 14 2007 3:22 PM EDT

Look! A mage bound by an EC!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 14 2007 3:25 PM EDT

that chain looks awfully therial to me OB...

Unappreciated Misnomer May 14 2007 3:35 PM EDT

the meaning to life is not 42 anymore, its bucket

AdminG Beee May 14 2007 3:47 PM EDT

This Thread Is Worthless Without Pics

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 14 2007 4:25 PM EDT

The ancient sages said "do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon?"
So may one just man become an army.

BootyGod May 14 2007 4:34 PM EDT

I disagree. Because the dolphins left earth before it was -really- finished, I'm guessing the answer was 39.

TheHatchetman May 14 2007 4:35 PM EDT

that has nothing to do with the answer, only the question.

Silatt May 14 2007 4:41 PM EDT

Ooo Wee Ooo

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 14 2007 4:46 PM EDT

You know I think I could break this puppy by posting that GIF I made .

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 14 2007 5:30 PM EDT

Vote Barzoo, He's Mr. Monkey!

TheHatchetman May 14 2007 5:34 PM EDT

Random nonsense for a laugh. Score one for the forums! :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 14 2007 5:38 PM EDT

Yes, these threads rock :P

Tyriel [123456789] May 14 2007 5:55 PM EDT

The side of all of the triangle sums of an angle right is Barzoo, therefore Barzoo in 6 dimensions is equal to a leg and an arm squared.

BootyGod May 14 2007 6:01 PM EDT

/me decides to make thread go sour

You know what's overpowered!? I made a list!

Umm... actually, anything you run, but I don't, is completely overpowered. Yeah, I think I covered it all. OH! BR is overpowered. I felt that needed to be said. Actually, all fighting clans are overpowered.

[T]Vestax May 14 2007 6:10 PM EDT

I don't care anymore about it being overpowered or underpowered. I just want to know what's powering it? Babies?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 14 2007 6:54 PM EDT

Pink is teh Hot!

RedWolf May 14 2007 6:54 PM EDT

V13(x,y) = (√rcos(θ/2+Ω), √rsin(θ/2+Ω)) where r = √(x2+y2) and θ = atan(y/x) and Ω is a random value either 0 or π

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 14 2007 7:03 PM EDT

Really Hatchet, the logic is that if the first statement is incorrect then so is the second which in turn makes the first incorrect.
The answer is that there is infinite wrongness which therefore means nobody is ever right :D

Thraklight Resonance May 14 2007 10:17 PM EDT

This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. This sentence is questioning the intrinsic value of the first two sentences. This sentence is to inform you, in case you haven't already realized it, that this is a self-referential story, that is, a story containing sentences that refer to their own structure and function. This is a sentence that doesn't belong in the first paragraph but wishes to inform you that David Moser wrote every other sentence in this story. This is a sentence that provides an ending to the first paragraph.
This is the first sentence of a new paragraph in a self-referential story. This sentence is introducing you to the protagonist of the story, a young boy named Billy. This sentence is telling you that Billy is blond and blue-eyed and American and twelve years old and strangling his mother. This sentence comments on the awkward nature of the self-referential narrative form while recognizing the strange and playful detachment it affords the writer. As if illustrating the point made by the last sentence, this sentence reminds us, with no trace of facetiousness, that children are a precious gift from God and that the world is a better place when graced by the unique joys and delights they bring to it. This is a sentence which calls the sixth sentence in the first paragraph a liar while reminding the reader that Mother's Day was yesterday.
This sentence describes Billy's mother's bulging eyes and protruding tongue makes reference to the unpleasant choking and gagging noises she's making. This sentence makes the observation that these are uncertain and difficult times, and that relationships, even seemingly deep-rooted and permanent ones, do have a tendency to break down.
Introduces, in this paragraph, the device of sentence fragments. A sentence fragment. Another. Good device. Will be used more later.
This is actually the last sentence of the story but has been placed here by mistake. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself in his bed transformed into a gigantic insect. This sentence informs you that the preceding sentence is from another story entirely (a much better one, it must be noted). Despite the claims of the preceding sentence, this sentence feels compelled to inform you that the story you are reading is in actuality "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, and that the sentence referred to by the preceding sentence is the only sentence which does indeed belong in this story. This sentence overrides the preceding sentence by informing the reader (poor, confused wretch) that this piece of literature is actually the Declaration of Independence, but that the author, in a show of extreme negligence (if not malicious sabotage), has so far failed to include even one single sentence from that stirring document, although he has condescended to use a small sentence fragment, namely "When in the couse of human events" , embedded in quotation marks near the end of a sentence. Showing a keen awareness of the boredom and downright hostility of the average reader with regard to the pointless conceptual games indulged in by the preceding sentences, this sentence returns us at last to the scenario of the story by asking the question, "Why is Billy strangling his mother?" This sentence attempts to shed some light on the question posed by the preceding sentence but fails. This is a sentence which also calls the sixth sentence in the first paragraph a liar. This is a sentence which lends support to the preceding sentence while informing the reader that someone has edited the non-PG speculation found in the sentence that should be here. Missing. The unspeakable taboo. The universal prohibition. Missing. And notice the sentence fragments? Good device. Will be used more later.
This is the first sentence in a new paragraph. This is the last sentence in a new paragraph.
This sentence skims ahead to find a paragraph that it likes. This sentence, in a sudden and courageous burst of altruism, tries to abandon the self-referential mode but fails. This sentence tries again, but the attempt is doomed from the start. This sentence skims even further ahead for the grand
This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself.
This is the last sentence of the story. This is the last sentence of the story. This is the last sentence of the story. This is.

QBOddBird May 15 2007 2:12 AM EDT

I can't believe I read that, thrak. O_o

TheHatchetman May 15 2007 2:15 AM EDT

I've scrolled past it a few time. I figure I may take a crack at it when I'm not half-asleep :)

Thraklight Resonance May 15 2007 3:01 AM EDT

David Moser's original story is brilliant, and I would have typed the entire thing if it weren't for the concern that part of it might not be PG. It shouldn't be too hard for at least one long-time CB player to spot my additions to the text. You can read the full original in Douglas R. Hofstadter's "Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern" in the section on self-referential sentences.

If writers were bakers, this sentence would be exactly a dozen words long. :-)

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 15 2007 5:20 PM EDT

My dog can lick your dog ....Image Hosted by

QBJohnnywas May 15 2007 5:27 PM EDT

Ok, some degrade....I own and watch quite often a movie called Hawk The Slayer.....and I love it.....

Nothing to do with anything much at all

Tyriel [123456789] May 15 2007 6:37 PM EDT

We should re-make the movie "Run Lola Run!", except with OB. Just to see what he does. :P

SNK3R May 15 2007 6:50 PM EDT

All your grammar are belong to Bast.

QBBarzooMonkey May 15 2007 6:55 PM EDT

Ooh, snap! SNK4R set up us for the bomb!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 15 2007 6:59 PM EDT

I post for an edit!

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 15 2007 8:14 PM EDT

Its so degrading .... Image Hosted by

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 15 2007 8:18 PM EDT


cookie dough May 18 2007 8:25 PM EDT

diameter= pi x radius squared
pi- The ratio of the circumfrence to the diameter, 3.14159

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 18 2007 8:56 PM EDT

This what you were talking about ? Image Hosted by

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 18 2007 8:59 PM EDT

Slash cheats. He has a Picbot.

TheHatchetman May 18 2007 9:13 PM EDT

/me finally read thrakmonty's reply :)

cookie dough May 19 2007 12:04 AM EDT


showing how you get diameter

TheHatchetman May 19 2007 12:07 AM EDT

no, you get diameter, by measuring from one side to another crossing the center-most point. You get the circumference by multiplying the diameter by 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884191671693993751058209749445923078164062862862099986280348, although most use 3.14 or 22/7 (I dont like this one, its icky (Wow... Icky is a word recognized by spell checker...))

QBBarzooMonkey May 19 2007 3:57 PM EDT

I get pie from my mum, and she doesn't even make me do math...

I like blueberry.

QBOddBird May 19 2007 4:27 PM EDT

My preference is chocolate pie, blueberry is probably second. Cherry might make 3rd, but I also like Lemon Merangue (sp?).

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] May 19 2007 4:33 PM EDT

I want a dish like that. Maybe I would make pie more often. Pie is good.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 19 2007 10:25 PM EDT

As an Englishman, my favourite pie would be a chicken and mushroom (minus the mushroom) followed by a steak and ale pie in a close second.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 19 2007 10:58 PM EDT

Ale pie?

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 19 2007 11:10 PM EDT

Our pies are savoury main meal type foods. Still pastry with a filling but usually meat and vegetables with gravy or other such sauces such as an Ale type gravy or 'white sauce'.
We obviously bypass the sugary insides.

th00p May 20 2007 3:51 PM EDT

1 + 1 = 3

TheHatchetman May 20 2007 4:11 PM EDT

"Slashundhack, May 14 12:15 PM EDT
Ah but it is boring and shall thus descend into the bowels of CB ! Never to be seen again ."


QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 20 2007 5:49 PM EDT

It's currently stuck to the roof of CB's mouth like peanut butter, but it will eventually go the way of all the rest.

TheHatchetman May 20 2007 5:52 PM EDT

I have a piece of Baby Ruth stuck to the roof of my mouth...

QBBarzooMonkey May 20 2007 6:50 PM EDT

I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch today. On rye. It was delicious.

RedWolf May 20 2007 8:15 PM EDT

I had a brat. From the grill. It was good. I also worked 17.5 hours this weekend.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 21 2007 10:15 AM EDT

I post for an edit! Again!

BluBBen May 21 2007 11:31 AM EDT

_________ a = b
_______ a^2 = a*b
___ a^2-b^2 = a*b-b^2
_ (a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b)
_____ (a+b) = b
_______ a+a = a
________ 2a = a
_________ 2 = 1

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