No I haven't.
oooh this will be fun...
Give us a glimpse into the life/mind of young randy. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? What "class" did you relate to the most, i.e. freak, geek, stoner? (I am guessing stoner but could be wrong).
Understanding my childhood is basically just a matter of reading Calvin and Hobbes books. There ya go.
Can you remember your favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strip? (if it is on the internets post plz)
Some folk do not like the full color Sunday strips, too much color and complication. What are your thoughts on them, do you prefer simple Calvin or colorful Calvin?
"It began as a mistake" - Charles Bukowski
For the record he hasn't done this specifically but if there is one board member we all know about it's the guy with more posts than anyone in the history of this board.
He didn't need much encouragement and off he went. Blinken can shoulder some of the blame. I think this is the first time someone just decided out of the fucking blue they were going to be the subject on a given week and ran with it but it is Tuesday and no one else has stepped up to the plate so there you go.
I don't think I could pick a single strip though. It'd have to be one of the continuing storylines, like any of his cardboard box device adventures, the original duplicator series probably being the best among them. For pure quick lulz though, I've always found this pretty hard to deny, mostly because of Hobbes facial expressions:
Who will live longer. You or Artie Lange?
2X-L. He was a pretty sweet deal--a little fake robot you'd put 8-track tapes in and he'd lead you on some kind of story-based adventure that involved trivia questions along the way. I liked the stories and probably more than that enjoyed getting questions right.
Saturday morning cartoon is easy (we're going to exclude Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Real Ghostbusters as they're too easy)--Captain N: The Game Master.
It was a cartoon based a kid that got sucked into the actual world of Nintendo. Totally sweet recreations of video game worlds as if they were real places. Gonna go try to find a torrent now.
^ both interesting answers.
Would you post your favorite image? Any photo, artwork, whatever; just something not text.
As far as grossly obese chicks goes, there was probably a really fat chick who let them get some ass at an early age, or a female figure who was the only focus of in-person femininity who was a big lard ass. Sometimes it occurs in just the opposite--a negating response to a domineering feminine force that was obsessed with staying thin in such a way that caused damage to the boy's perception of what's good for women and he just rebounded 1000 percent in the opposite direction.
Why is that one of your favorite images?
What are qualities that you admire in a person? What about qualities that you hate?
The perspective on it is very disarming. I'm a sucker for a lot of Dali's crucifixion work, but something about that one in particular gets me. The way that you're looking down on Christ from above while the light casts on him from the right, and then simultaneously having your perception of being "above" thrown off by the perspective of standing on the earth below him is interesting to me. I don't know enough about religious imagery to get what that lake-river and boat are really supposed to symbolize although there's certainly a lot of easy guesses one could make that are likely pretty accurate.
A lot of art snobs give me shit for loving Dali so much because he's become a dorm room staple, but I think this is a good demonstration of surrealism used properly. Nothing's distorted at all except for the viewer's sense of position and perspective relative to the objects in the work and it imparts a tremendous sense of meaning (for me at least) but not immediately understandably why. I like art that confuses me just for a moment and then isn't too hard to extrapolate.
I guess what it's trying to show is (a) Christ on the cross, but instead of from below with awe and reverence from above, looking down on the poor fucker as he dies, but then (b) that in his suffering he rose above the Earth, and no matter how much we can take pity on him from this plane he is actually the one looking down on us from a position of true power even when we weep for him.
Hate: People who try to preach niceness above all else, people who put up with annoying cunts because they don't want to be rude, people who ARE annoying cunts and neither realize it nor make any effort to rectify the situation when someone points it out to them, people who like drawing attention to themselves in public, girls who dye their hair blonde, backwards baseball caps, pretentious art-crap music and movie enthusiasts, people who cannot seem to grasp logical processes whatsoever, emotional people
How is he being held up there? Magnets? What does the note above his head mean?
I like the picture. It's dark. The people below almost look lost as it appears they came back from fishing empty handed or they are about to embark on their adventure and hoping Jesus looks down on them giving them hope and promise. It's all perstpective I suppose.
I'd like to go back and talk philosophy with Descartes 'cause I think I could really straighten him out on a few missteps and solidify his place as the one philosopher not completely full of shit.
Runners-up are Voltaire, Jefferson, and Aleister Crowley.
Randolph, does it bother you that people incorrectly call you Randall?
Is there anything particular you like to do while you're tripping?
Nonetheless, the cocksucker continued to call me Randal. Then when we started to really butt heads and it was looking like I was gonna get the heave-ho, I started calling him Jon again. He got all angry looking and said, "Randal, you know that's not my name." Which naturally led to me getting to whip out, "Well, my name is Randy, motherfucker, not Randal. So who's the asshole?"
I actually just really like watching television while tripping, assuming that we're excluding concerts from the options. Movies I find don't necessarily work quite as well although a few work. Anything having to do with nature is fun, but I'd rather just stay inside where it's all comfy and there's blankets and watch a marathon of X-Files or Lost or something else with preposterous levels of suspension of disbelief. Shit's hilarious.
Your answers to my question regarding admired/hated qualities were very telling. Do you simply dislike disingenuous kindness, or kindness in general? And why emotional people? (I don't like overly emotional people, either...but I've never been able to pinpoint why.)
I've used kindness & niceness interchangeably...feel free to differentiate.
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