Jump to content

HAIF Nano Contest


editor

Recommended Posts

I actually like live tv instead of a DVR. I find myself more engaged when live. I don't really have any shows that I've just gotta see every week. The closest thing I have to that are Texans and UT football games.

The good thing about DVR/Tivo is that you can schedule shows you want to watch but normally aren't home for, or do not want to watch when they are broadcast. I also like a few shows that I am simply not up for when they air. Also you can record who seasons of shows without a lot of hassle.

With DVR, I can watch them on those rainy afternoons when I am sick of homework.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 309
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Torchwood is a really different show that Dr. Who. It takes a bit of getting used to as it is darker and a lot more moody.

Late one night I watched three Torchwood episodes back-to-back. Maybe I'm missing some history, but why does the main character (a Welshman) speak with the forced American accent? He's really trying too hard to sound like Tom Cruise.

Although there is some nice CGI, I find Torchwood's stories to be really thin. You only have to watch the first ten minutes to know how the rest of the episode is going to go.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone got a funny joke?

Three engineering students were discussing the possible designers of the human body.

One said, "It had to be a mechanical engineer, look at all the joints."

Another said, "No, it had to be an electrical engineer, the nervous system is just a marvel of millions of electrical connections."

The third said, "Actually, it was a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline right through a recreational area?"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There was this Spanish guy, this Chinese guy and this Russian guy all working for the same construction company.

At the beginning of the day the boss comes out and says to the Spanish guy, "You''''re in charge of the cement." The Spanish guy nods, "Si."

Then he said to the Russian guy, "You''''re in charge of the dirt." The Russian guy nods, "Da."

Then he said to the Chinese guy, "You're in charge of the supplies." The Chinese guy nods, "Shi."

Then he said, "I'm gonna be back at the end of the day to check on your work. It better be good or you''re fired."

So they all go off to go get their work done.

At the end of the day, the boss comes back to check on their work. He looks at the big pile of cement and goes, "Good work," to the Spanish guy. Then he looks at the big pile of dirt and says, "Good work," to the Russian guy. He looks around for the pile of supplies that would be needed for the next day's work, but can't find it, so he starts getting pretty steamed and hollers "Hey! Where's my supplies?!"

Suddenly, the Chinese guy jumps out from behind the big pile of dirt and yells, "SUPPLIES!"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Three engineering students were discussing the possible designers of the human body.

One said, "It had to be a mechanical engineer, look at all the joints."

Another said, "No, it had to be an electrical engineer, the nervous system is just a marvel of millions of electrical connections."

The third said, "Actually, it was a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline right through a recreational area?"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There was this Spanish guy, this Chinese guy and this Russian guy all working for the same construction company.

At the beginning of the day the boss comes out and says to the Spanish guy, "You''''re in charge of the cement." The Spanish guy nods, "Si."

Then he said to the Russian guy, "You''''re in charge of the dirt." The Russian guy nods, "Da."

Then he said to the Chinese guy, "You're in charge of the supplies." The Chinese guy nods, "Shi."

Then he said, "I'm gonna be back at the end of the day to check on your work. It better be good or you''re fired."

So they all go off to go get their work done.

At the end of the day, the boss comes back to check on their work. He looks at the big pile of cement and goes, "Good work," to the Spanish guy. Then he looks at the big pile of dirt and says, "Good work," to the Russian guy. He looks around for the pile of supplies that would be needed for the next day's work, but can't find it, so he starts getting pretty steamed and hollers "Hey! Where's my supplies?!"

Suddenly, the Chinese guy jumps out from behind the big pile of dirt and yells, "SUPPLIES!"

The first one was funny but the second one made me laugh out loud. Nice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Late one night I watched three Torchwood episodes back-to-back. Maybe I'm missing some history, but why does the main character (a Welshman) speak with the forced American accent? He's really trying too hard to sound like Tom Cruise.

Do you mean John Barrowman (who plays Captain Jack Harkness)? He isn't Welsh. He was born in Scotland but lived in the US from from the age of 8 until he graduated from college. He speaks with a US accent (which doesn't sound forced to me) when not in character.

His character was really interesting on Doctor Who, but he's just an ass on Torchwood.

Although there is some nice CGI, I find Torchwood's stories to be really thin. You only have to watch the first ten minutes to know how the rest of the episode is going to go.

And if you've seen the movie they are ripping off, you can predict the first ten minutes from the preview.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's what I was hoping for, but the writing isn't as good for some reason. The plots are all lifted from sci-fi and horror films, the characters are flat and their motivation seems contrived. I just about worship Russell T. Davies, so I can't figure out how Torchwood ended up so bad.

Totally agree. i COULD be really good, but it kind of just floats by. I'm so over Ian I can't even stand it. and what's with Jack? they started off with all this energy between him and the main chick, then bam, he's gay. ???????

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm getting an ipod earphones, docking station, itunes giftcard and car stereo with ipod connection for Christmas so I think i deserve it.

No, that's exactly why you DON'T deserve it...b/c you're already gonna have more. Leave the gifts to the needy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally agree. i COULD be really good, but it kind of just floats by. I'm so over Ian I can't even stand it. and what's with Jack? they started off with all this energy between him and the main chick, then bam, he's gay. ???????
He's not gay ... he's bi (some say it's the same thing though). :rolleyes:
No, that's exactly why you DON'T deserve it...b/c you're already gonna have more. Leave the gifts to the needy.
Yes.Needy = me (houstonmacbro)In fact, my picture is in the Apple Nano dictionary under 'needy'
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally agree. i COULD be really good, but it kind of just floats by. I'm so over Ian I can't even stand it. and what's with Jack? they started off with all this energy between him and the main chick, then bam, he's gay. ???????

He's bi, and he was bi before Torchwood ever started.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't wait to download all my Alice Cooper, ELO, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, B-52's, Gary Numan, Stan Ridgway/Wall of Voodoo, Fleetwood Mac, Soft Cell, Sneaker Pimps, Garbage, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Prince, All songs written by Burt Bacharach, Barry White, Beach Boys, Blondie, Brian Eno, Devo, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Julee Cruise, Yello, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, k.d. lang, and Elton John.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't wait to download all my Alice Cooper, ELO, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, B-52's, Gary Numan, Stan Ridgway/Wall of Voodoo, Fleetwood Mac, Soft Cell, Sneaker Pimps, Garbage, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Prince, All songs written by Burt Bacharach, Barry White, Beach Boys, Blondie, Brian Eno, Devo, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Julee Cruise, Yello, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, k.d. lang, and Elton John.

You've got good taste.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since I only know offensive and over the top tasteless jokes, I better just stick to reading other people's jokes at HAIF.

Anyway, what would you like santa to bring you for Xmas besides a NANO?

I would like world peace, to end hunger, a cure for all diseases, and eight hundred billion dollars to pay my bills with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt I was a muffler. ... I woke up this morning and I was exhausted.

lol. that's pretty funny. At first I was like, yeah that is a weird dream. I'm not even sure what you're perspective would be from. The end of the pipe?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think there are only about 6 people even paying attention to this thread at this point.

Good. I like those odds.

Hey editor, any chance that the next contest could be for a CAR or something? Since this is an architecture enthusiast website, how 'bout a HOUSE give away next time?! And not some cheap shack down in Crackville, I mean a GOOD one!

Don't get me wrong, giving a nano away is a nice gesture, but giving a house away would really be a great way for you to show us how much you love us. :wub:

There, that's my little joke. In reality, winning a nano would be awesome.

Edited by Mister X
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt I was a muffler. ... I woke up this morning and I was exhausted.

I've been having dreams of an apocalyptic sort lately. In one, a nuclear blast hurled a van onto me as I stood on Galveston Beach. The end.

In another, Stalin and Castro took me prisoner on board a massive cargo vessel anchored off the coast, I escaped and was recaptured each time, causing lots of havoc aboardship in the process, and each time they took sadistic pleasure in explaining their evil plan. It was kind of like a sappy James Bond movie. Apparently they'd sent up several hundred nuclear warheads on satellites, and those satellites would soon rain down upon the earth and couldn't be stopped. I reasoned to them that given the choice of remaining their captive or living in a post-apocalyptic world, I'd rather just make my way to the epicenter of one of the blasts and be vaporized. They laughed their asses off and then released me. Then they got in a speed boat and left me aboard the cargo ship, which they'd programmed to be scuttled. But the water was shallow so it didn't sink and I didn't die, and instead I got picked up by coast guard. Then, a couple of weeks later, there was a full page ad taken out in the paper explaining their plan to the public. Nobody read the papers, so nobody knew to care. I made my way out to the epicenter of one of the planned explosions, but while every city was vaporized, I wasn't so lucky. Stuck in a world without air conditioning, I walked into a bar and saw someone I used to know; he'd lost everything. I sat down at his table, just as some Russian-speaking Hassidic Jews walked in...and then I woke up. The end.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been having dreams of an apocalyptic sort lately. In one, a nuclear blast hurled a van onto me as I stood on Galveston Beach. The end.In another, Stalin and Castro took me prisoner on board a massive cargo vessel anchored off the coast, I escaped and was recaptured each time, causing lots of havoc aboardship in the process, and each time they took sadistic pleasure in explaining their evil plan. It was kind of like a sappy James Bond movie. Apparently they'd sent up several hundred nuclear warheads on satellites, and those satellites would soon rain down upon the earth and couldn't be stopped. I reasoned to them that given the choice of remaining their captive or living in a post-apocalyptic world, I'd rather just make my way to the epicenter of one of the blasts and be vaporized. They laughed their asses off and then released me. Then they got in a speed boat and left me aboard the cargo ship, which they'd programmed to be scuttled. But the water was shallow so it didn't sink and I didn't die, and instead I got picked up by coast guard. Then, a couple of weeks later, there was a full page ad taken out in the paper explaining their plan to the public. Nobody read the papers, so nobody knew to care. I made my way out to the epicenter of one of the planned explosions, but while every city was vaporized, I wasn't so lucky. Stuck in a world without air conditioning, I walked into a bar and saw someone I used to know; he'd lost everything. I sat down at his table, just as some Russian-speaking Hassidic Jews walked in...and then I woke up. The end.
lol...only someone like you would have a dream w/ Stalin and Castro, Niche.
I think there are only about 6 people even paying attention to this thread at this point.Good. I like those odds.
That's pretty funny. I think you're right.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is an UPDATE

Board Statistics

Our members have made a total of 196,894 posts

We have 4,057 registered members

The newest member is schmoo643

Most users ever online was 2,494 on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 @ 6:25pm

The top portion was on Sept. 28, 2007...The bottom is todays.

Our members have made a total of 209,831 posts

We have 4,331 registered members

The newest member is suziet

Most users ever online was 2,494 on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 @ 5:25pm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The top portion was on Sept. 28, 2007...The bottom is todays.

Our members have made a total of 209,831 posts

We have 4,331 registered members

The newest member is suziet

Most users ever online was 2,494 on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 @ 5:25pm

Wow, that's a lot of posts since last time. I would say this forum does pretty well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been having dreams of an apocalyptic sort lately. In one, a nuclear blast hurled a van onto me as I stood on Galveston Beach. The end.

In another, Stalin and Castro took me prisoner on board a massive cargo vessel anchored off the coast, I escaped and was recaptured each time, causing lots of havoc aboardship in the process, and each time they took sadistic pleasure in explaining their evil plan. It was kind of like a sappy James Bond movie. Apparently they'd sent up several hundred nuclear warheads on satellites, and those satellites would soon rain down upon the earth and couldn't be stopped. I reasoned to them that given the choice of remaining their captive or living in a post-apocalyptic world, I'd rather just make my way to the epicenter of one of the blasts and be vaporized. They laughed their asses off and then released me. Then they got in a speed boat and left me aboard the cargo ship, which they'd programmed to be scuttled. But the water was shallow so it didn't sink and I didn't die, and instead I got picked up by coast guard. Then, a couple of weeks later, there was a full page ad taken out in the paper explaining their plan to the public. Nobody read the papers, so nobody knew to care. I made my way out to the epicenter of one of the planned explosions, but while every city was vaporized, I wasn't so lucky. Stuck in a world without air conditioning, I walked into a bar and saw someone I used to know; he'd lost everything. I sat down at his table, just as some Russian-speaking Hassidic Jews walked in...and then I woke up. The end.

I had a dream 2 nights ago that I was in a hotel bar in Washington DC getting drunk with George Stephanopolos, and he was trying to pick me up but he was very sweaty and gangster-ish, and then my ex-husband showed up and beat him up to defend my honor. I had to leave right away to try and catch a flight because I had a presentation to give in 2 hours. The I realized I was dreaming, and went to wake up, and when I put my feet on the floor next to the bed, it was crawling with frogs.

I just need to never, ever watch ABC news again. Ewwww.

Anyway, Niche, keep us posted on your apocalyptic subconscious.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a dream 2 nights ago that I was in a hotel bar in Washington DC getting drunk with George Stephanopolos, and he was trying to pick me up but he was very sweaty and gangster-ish, and then my ex-husband showed up and beat him up to defend my honor. I had to leave right away to try and catch a flight because I had a presentation to give in 2 hours. The I realized I was dreaming, and went to wake up, and when I put my feet on the floor next to the bed, it was crawling with frogs.

I just need to never, ever watch ABC news again. Ewwww.

Anyway, Niche, keep us posted on your apocalyptic subconscious.

That's pretty wild. I can't remember if I've ever had dreams that had celebrities/famous people in them.

My cousin told me of her dream the other night. She said she was in some stadium like beach and was on the second level playing in sand. Pretty cool concept, hah

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If y'all could live in any other city, what would it be? It can be one you've been to and experienced or one you haven't and it just seems like it'd be awesome to live there?

I say NY and Chicago. Overseas? Paris, big city Japan and some city in New Zealand.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If y'all could live in any other city, what would it be? It can be one you've been to and experienced or one you haven't and it just seems like it'd be awesome to live there?

I say NY and Chicago. Overseas? Paris, big city Japan and some city in New Zealand.

Depends on accomodations, employment, and income assumptions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...