Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 11:08am

Wolter wrote:Plus, Thor is the master of smack talk:

http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... alker.html

And I'm going to aim this quote from it strictly at you:
What do you have against Vikings anyway? Way to be insensitive to other cultures, dick.
Half my Euro ancestry is Norwegian, so I think I get a pass on being bored by Thor.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 11:09am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:Plus, Thor is the master of smack talk:

http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... alker.html

And I'm going to aim this quote from it strictly at you:
What do you have against Vikings anyway? Way to be insensitive to other cultures, dick.
Half my Euro ancestry is Norwegian, so I think I get a pass on being bored by Thor.
You think wrong, hater.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 11:18am

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote: speaking in fakey highbrow language.
That's something that pulls me out of the experience. For the same reason that the Silver Surfer never appealed to me. Kind of like what Harrison Ford told Lucas: "You can write this shit, George, but you can't say it."
I have a "Comic Books get a pass" filter on my fakey dialogue detectors.
Doesn't that treat the medium with a certain low regard? Yeah, there are certain tropes that we accept with comics, but it doesn't have to be that cornball.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 11:19am

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Half my Euro ancestry is Norwegian, so I think I get a pass on being bored by Thor.
You think wrong, hater.
I'll defer to Esmark on this.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 11:22am

Dr. Medulla wrote: Doesn't that treat the medium with a certain low regard? Yeah, there are certain tropes that we accept with comics, but it doesn't have to be that cornball.
No, it means when there's a fucking dude with an enchanted hammer pounding his enemies into the ground with a mighty "THRAAAAAKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAADOOOOOOOOOOOOM!", my focus is not on the hokeyness of dialogue.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 11:22am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Half my Euro ancestry is Norwegian, so I think I get a pass on being bored by Thor.
You think wrong, hater.
I'll defer to Esmark on this.
He doesn't get a pass either.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 11:42am

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I'll defer to Esmark on this.
He doesn't get a pass either.
He gets a pass on all things Norwegian, and a partial pass on all things Scandinavian. Just like you get a pass on all things related to getting your ass handed to you by Lincoln.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 12:31pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I'll defer to Esmark on this.
He doesn't get a pass either.
He gets a pass on all things Norwegian, and a partial pass on all things Scandinavian. Just like you get a pass on all things related to getting your ass handed to you by Lincoln.
Oh, he gets a pass on Norwegian culture, but no one, not even King Haakon V, gets a pass on not digging Thor.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Flex » 16 Jun 2008, 1:23pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:He doesn't get a pass either.
He gets a pass on all things Norwegian, and a partial pass on all things Scandinavian. Just like you get a pass on all things related to getting your ass handed to you by Lincoln.
Oh, he gets a pass on Norwegian culture, but no one, not even King Haakon V, gets a pass on not digging Thor.
GP is, as usual, correct about comics.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by matedog » 16 Jun 2008, 1:25pm

Leave it to the Canuck to question why something as flagrantly awesome as Thor is...awesome.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by eumaas » 16 Jun 2008, 1:28pm

eumaas wrote:http://www.socialfiction.org/?n=1193

Aren't slime molds those things that you eat in Rogue, Nethack, and Angband?
If I can't talk about Physarum polycephalum in a nerd thread, where can I talk about it?
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 1:29pm

eumaas wrote:
eumaas wrote:http://www.socialfiction.org/?n=1193

Aren't slime molds those things that you eat in Rogue, Nethack, and Angband?
If I can't talk about Physarum polycephalum in a nerd thread, where can I talk about it?
Man, the day that eummie accepts his nerdiness is going to be a happy day indeed.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by eumaas » 16 Jun 2008, 1:31pm

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"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 17 Jun 2008, 4:34pm

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"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Jun 2008, 4:35pm

Wolter wrote:Image
That's a malfunctioning Doombot.
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