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by Maccabee
Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: CONGRATS!`
Replies: 5
Views: 8946

Flavor-- er, PERSONALITY of the week

Mazel Tov!
by Maccabee
Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: This has nothing to do with anime, but...
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

This has nothing to do with anime, but...

:lol: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SLACKBLADDER!!! :lol:

Yes, that's right, it's Rowan Atkinson's birthday today. Woot and woot.
by Maccabee
Fri Dec 27, 2002 6:29 am
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: Rarljazerism
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Universe-bestriding Conflict (and lack thereof)

Because the StTW writers are a bunch of weenies who fear conflict and drama like Shaggy and Scoob fear flourescent-painted monster suits. We offered the Archie Comics people a story with meat to it, and their reaction was not positive. I suppose I should find out if Tom The Fanboy still has it posted.
by Maccabee
Sat Dec 21, 2002 5:37 pm
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: Mimi is disturbingly like C-ko.
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

Candy! Huh! Good God, y'all! What is it good for?

I've found that a five-pound bag of Tootsie-rolls is an excellent debating tool.

If you can get enough velocity on the candy, anyway.
by Maccabee
Tue Dec 17, 2002 12:37 pm
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: Mimi is disturbingly like C-ko.
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

Mimi is disturbingly like C-ko.

Speaking of which, I really wish A-ko had slapped her around a bit.

And this is why it's a good idea to pack a cooler when you go to a con. Or charm your way into some pathetic fanboy's room and raid his honor bar.
by Maccabee
Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: "Mine Eyes Have Seen The..."
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

"Mine Eyes Have Seen The..."

You realize, of course, that now you're obligated to show us "the comic that made Robin Williams' eyes explode."

I've seen Tim's interpretive dancing. I can take it.

Maccabee
by Maccabee
Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:24 pm
Forum: ConScrew
Topic: Re: Gratuitous sex
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Gratuitous sex

Emmy:

Meighan from FANS! wanted me to tell you that she can pencil you in for Thursday.

And bring the sword.

Greg

PS -- She also bribed me not to pass on Tim's message.
by Maccabee
Sun Apr 28, 2002 4:58 am
Forum: Ghastly's Ghastly Comic
Topic: Well I'll be damned.
Replies: 4
Views: 335

The new boards still suck

It took me nine minutes from the time I hit the "reply" button to the time I got to this screen. The old boards worked. The old new boards (new old boards? mesoboards?) crashed too damn often, but when they were up they actually worked. This, though... nine minutes is good time for this board. At FA...
by Maccabee
Sun Apr 28, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Ghastly's Ghastly Comic
Topic: Well I'll be damned.
Replies: 4
Views: 335

The new boards still suck

It took me nine minutes from the time I hit the "reply" button to the time I got to this screen. The old boards worked. The old new boards (new old boards? mesoboards?) crashed too damn often, but when they were up they actually worked. This, though... nine minutes is good time for this board. At FA...
by Maccabee
Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:42 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Speaking of decoys & death... (Tonite's X-File, BIG SPOI
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

X Files

I thought the story as a whole was alright, and I was glad they didn't wimp out on killing popular characters once they'd set up a situation that demanded it. However, I found the maudlin, cliche pandering at the end of the episode insulting. "Gosh, they were wonderful. They were heroes. Heroes make...
by Maccabee
Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:36 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Speaking of decoys & death... (Tonite's X-File, BIG SPOI
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

X Files

I thought the story as a whole was alright, and I was glad they didn't wimp out on killing popular characters once they'd set up a situation that demanded it. However, I found the maudlin, cliche pandering at the end of the episode insulting. "Gosh, they were wonderful. They were heroes. Heroes make...
by Maccabee
Sat Apr 20, 2002 6:40 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: He said it! He actually said it!
Replies: 28
Views: 7316

On 2002-04-20 01:31, Ashandra wrote: What a lot of people forget was that the Civil War WASN'T just a war about slavery. Yes, that was part of the package, but had it been only about slavery there would have been states from the North that would have joined the Confederacy. If the war were only abo...
by Maccabee
Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: DC dreams and News blues
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Newspapers both northern and southern would reprint articles from other papers -- including articles from the other side. The article about the fight at Billberg is reprinted from a Richmond newspaper. Washington was a southern town at the outbreak of the war, especially in its "upper crust," but th...
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Book Recomendation
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

I've thoroughly enjoyed almost everything I've read by Harry Turtledove. He also does good historically based fantasy and straight science fiction, though he's best known for his alternate history. I have a copy of 1632. A bit fluffy, but lots of fun. A sequel (imaginatively titled 1633 ) is due out...
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:32 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: There are lies, there are G*D* lies...
Replies: 3
Views: 552

If Lincoln issued the proclamation when the Union was reeling from defeat after defeat, it would seem like an act of desperation. "We can't beat the south, so let's start a bunch of bloody slave uprisings to weaken them enough that we can recover" (which is how the south viewed the proclamation anyw...
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:24 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: How Few Remain
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Regional differences in literacy weren't necessarily north-south. Frontier areas had much lower rates than established areas. New England, with a well-established public school system, had very high literacy rates. Other areas, especially those with large immigrant populations, were lower. Fun fact:...
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 6:14 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: He said it! He actually said it!
Replies: 28
Views: 7316

This is the first I've heard of some of these origins.

T, why didn't you tell me Rumy was from Japan? :razz:

Maccabee
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 2:59 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Smoking's bad mmkay?
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

The issues Ghastly and ShatteredTower bring up are ones that have troubled me for a long time. Was the war brought on by a "blundering generation" that could have solved their problems peacefully if they'd put some effort into it, or was the war inevitable? Did every drop of blood drawn by the lash ...
by Maccabee
Fri Apr 19, 2002 2:50 am
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Fan of other things, Other things filked
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Have you posted this at the bar yet?
by Maccabee
Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:28 pm
Forum: FANS!
Topic: Harry Turtledove was RIGHT!
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

The court heard the arguments earlier, and chose not to issue a decision in 1856 because of the delicacy of the presidential election. They waited until just after the innauguration. I'm not keen on Taney myself. He ruled consistently against national power (except when it was excercised against bla...