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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #170 on: January 29, 2008, 05:39:33 am
I ordered a moleskine, but it's on back order.   :mean:
Back order? Are they really that popular? My college book store was over stocked with them when I worked there so I took a few. I also got a few of the crummy thin paper ones. Avoid them.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #171 on: January 29, 2008, 06:33:15 am
"The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own”
Frank Zappa quotes (American Composer, Guitarist, Satirist and Song Writer, 1940-1993)

as much as I like frank zappa, I find it impossible to respect people who use a very limited, usually childhood understanding of church as an excuse to insult all forms of faith.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #172 on: January 29, 2008, 10:39:07 am
I'm pretty sure Frank Zappa isn't the kind of person where whether you respect them or not makes any difference, and there's no reason to try to present his qualifications until you do. Kinda like Salvadore Dali.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #173 on: January 29, 2008, 10:49:48 am
"The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own?
Frank Zappa quotes (American Composer, Guitarist, Satirist and Song Writer, 1940-1993)

as much as I like frank zappa, I find it impossible to respect people who use a very limited, usually childhood understanding of church as an excuse to insult all forms of faith.

What else did Frank Zappa say on religion? That quote on its own is pretty eloquent and not at all insulting. My understanding cults are persecuted by Governments whereas religions are not. But the difference between the two are not so obvious: both will have a messiah figure, promises of future wealth, sacrifices etc. In one documentary concerning early Christianity in Britain (Christians were persecuted by the Romans) one historian said a cult could be considered a religion after it has more than 100 people.

Scientology got itself classified as a religion because Governments (eg. Victorian, Australia) are only able to crack down on cults. 
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #174 on: January 29, 2008, 11:46:47 am
The Dumb All Over / Heavenly Bank Account combo pretty much sums up Zappa's view on religion. I don't agree with many of his views but his comments about TV Evangelists were spot on. "There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." The music itself aside, I don't think Zappa's greatest value is in any single cherry picked thoughts of his, but in his refusal to respect anything or take anything seriously.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #175 on: January 29, 2008, 12:10:59 pm
I also got a few of the crummy thin paper ones. Avoid them.

Guess, what. The "crummy thin paper ones" are not sketch but notebooks :P
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #176 on: January 29, 2008, 02:17:33 pm
http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=showhack&id=466
pretty nice graphics for a romhack, only thing lacking is mario's run animation, but since he's restricted to 3 frames (if I recall correctly) I guess it'll do.
anyone ever seen a good 3 frame run cycle?

maybe we should have a challenge?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #177 on: January 29, 2008, 03:51:05 pm
Not quite, as mentioned before, it was submitted to StumbleUpon.

I was quite (pleasantly) surprised to find it there.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #178 on: February 01, 2008, 05:36:16 am
Hey guys.  I somehow managed to wander away from Pixelation for several months; I think school happened >_<  Glad to see you're all still here, unlike last time I was gone for more than a couple weeks.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #179 on: February 01, 2008, 06:59:31 am
Welcome back Robalan!  :)

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