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Post  kumarhk on Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:27 am

Jakob wrote:
kumarhk wrote:Math nerds, wannabe math nerds, and why the both seem to scare people.

It's on our list.
Yay! As a wannabe math nerd, I look forward to it.
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:44 pm

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Mekka wrote:Family Tree Research

It just doesn't interest me. I doubt I have any black-hearted knaves or any angels of mercy in my family history. They're probably all the usual make-up of average Brit/Irish/etc that we have on out little island.

I think I have said this before but, according to my Nan who is WAY into all family tree stuff, my surname "Higham" is a derivative of Highwayman, but I'm slightly dubious of the whole, your last name comes from your job thing. Still, if it is true, very apt being from Liverpool don't ya think?

That would make policing a lot easier. So then, we have three suspects! Mr Cobbler, Mr Baker and Mr Murderingbastard!! HMmmmmmmm!!
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Post  kumarhk on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:41 pm

Shakespeare. From a few conversations I've had recently, it's becoming more and more apparent to me that Shakespeare is a big fat massive nerd hurdle.
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Post  Jakob on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:50 pm

With you or with others?
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Post  JonnyBoy on Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:40 am

Its not The Bard, but I've just been reminded of something to do with another ye olde writer. This is meant to be Wordsworth:



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Post  kumarhk on Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:09 am

Jakob wrote:With you or with others?
He's not a hurdle for me. He was at one point, but I hurdled that one with age.
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Post  Bucho on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:43 am

ori-STUDFARM wrote:
JonnyBoy wrote:
Mekka wrote:Family Tree Research

It just doesn't interest me. I doubt I have any black-hearted knaves or any angels of mercy in my family history. They're probably all the usual make-up of average Brit/Irish/etc that we have on out little island.

I think I have said this before but, according to my Nan who is WAY into all family tree stuff, my surname "Higham" is a derivative of Highwayman, but I'm slightly dubious of the whole, your last name comes from your job thing. Still, if it is true, very apt being from Liverpool don't ya think?

That would make policing a lot easier. So then, we have three suspects! Mr Cobbler, Mr Baker and Mr Murderingbastard!! HMmmmmmmm!!

Laughing Laughing


kumarhk wrote:
Jakob wrote:With you or with others?
He's not a hurdle for me. He was at one point, but I hurdled that one with age.

I hurdled it with Claire Danes.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:28 pm

Wordsworth is definitely a hurdle for me. Pretty much all Romantic poets, actually. We could wrap a lot of topics into this one.
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Post  rob on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:58 pm

I thought Wordsworth was a publishing house Razz I haven't read any of the romantics I think. The closest I can come up with is Kierkegaard . I don't know if I can count Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf as romantics? They're both interesting writers I enjoy reading.
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Post  Mekka on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:05 pm

I have yet to find a poet whose works aren't a hurdle for me. The odd line here or there I enjoy. Most poetry is too forced for me. Making your thoughts/inspirations rhyme or fit to so many beats is too rigid for my taste.
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Post  rob on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:14 pm

Chaucer is pretty good. A lot of humour. I'm going to read Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass next .
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Post  GAB on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:33 pm

I memorized the prologue to Canterbury Tales in Olde English while under the influence of too much gin for a school assignment. Now, when a particular moment hits me or I've had the "right amount" to drink, it all comes back to me.

Friends don't let friends memorize poetry drunk.
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Post  rob on Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:51 pm

GAB wrote:I memorized the prologue to Canterbury Tales in Olde English while under the influence of too much gin for a school assignment. Now, when a particular moment hits me or I've had the "right amount" to drink, it all comes back to me.

Friends don't let friends memorize poetry drunk.

Brilliant ! I wish my memory would be as capacious as yours. I cannot even remember one chorus of a song. I have the same deficiency with names of streets, people and other things . It's as if I'm perpetually drunk . It took me almost a whole year in college to know the names of the students in my class. Very strange. It's embarrassing when you want to hide this fact and some people really don't like it when you forget.
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Post  eltonmcmanus on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:36 pm

Any chance of getting Kumar on once Jakob has finished all of the Potter books:?:

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Post  Jakob on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:38 pm

He was slated for an earlier episode but then got "too busy" with school. He's still welcome. HBP opens in a couple of weeks maybe we can use that as an excuse to have him on.
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Post  kumarhk on Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:52 pm

School is over now. I think I could manage it.
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Post  Mandi on Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:57 am

Sweet!! Hey, when does HBP open in Hong Kong?
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Post  kumarhk on Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:11 pm

Mandi wrote:Sweet!! Hey, when does HBP open in Hong Kong?
16 July. The day after it comes out for you, I think.
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Post  Mandi on Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:14 pm

Yup! I'm glad that it's not a repeat of the Trek waiting.
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Post  kumarhk on Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:07 pm

Mandi wrote:Yup! I'm glad that it's not a repeat of the Trek waiting.
Indeed. This is because Warner Bros is the only studio left that actually wants to make good movies and wants people to watch them. Paramount, on the other hand, is on a personal vendetta against me.
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Post  Tony on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:05 pm

Perhaps you could do a show on Michael Jackson. Or, at least, overall celebrity culture and our seeming obsession with vacuous details of that (and those whom?) which matters not. I can find a small place inside of me that respects MJ's early career, but overall, these past two weeks have been filled with a lot of geek shivers for me. Not over his family's pain, that's legit and I respect that. It really sucks to lose loved ones.

I don't want to open up a debate about MJ. To each their own. But a show addressing the pros and cons of his career, and of his private life, might be interesting if you're interested.

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, I come to bury Ceaser, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones."

I recall seeing Bon Jovi in concert in the mid 80s. I had to chaperone my sister, otherwise I never would have gone. I came away impressed by his effort. And John Bon Jovi seems like a really decent and nice guy. But I still don't like his music.
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Post  GAB on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:51 pm

I'm with you on the celebrity love. Far be it for me (or most of us) to complain about being obsessive about things ... but I just can't do the celebrity thing.

Every year at university during Halloween weekend, we'd do the music of dead musicians (and "dark" musical meanderings) with some emphasis on the recently deceased. I thought about keeping that going after college, but starting a career in a small town stops most of that in its tracks. Strangers are one thing, but too few of them makes it harder to find cool people. Our closest neighbors that first year only listened to country music. Only. I cannot emphasize the word "only" enough.

A decade later, the Princess Diana thing zapped my tolerance completely. I'm sure she was a nice lady. I think she got a raw deal from her rich and powerful husband and the in-laws. It was beyond OTT though.
I actually had to resist a powerful urge to rile people up. "Was she beautiful?" I'd ask, on the rare instance where I failed to be nice. "Well, OK, in a kind of a taller thinner Jennifer Grey (before the nosejob) way."
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Believe it or not, those were fighting words! And it never helped to follow that by saying you wouldn't mind seeing her if you were stranded alone on a desert island ... "Yeah, I'd do her."
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You just can't make some people happy.
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Post  rob on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:08 pm

We're all very nice . Let us all hold hands and be free! And grow beards and strum G chords on cracked guitars and sing sing sing into the dark of night to ourselves and love of others.
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Post  kumarhk on Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:55 pm

rob wrote:We're all very nice . Let us all hold hands and be free! And grow beards and strum G chords on cracked guitars and sing sing sing into the dark of night to ourselves and love of others.
Anyone who doesn't agree is a Herbert.
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Post  Bucho on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:03 pm

If anyone has already suggested "the indie music scene" or "scenesters" or some iteration of that theme then I throw my hat in with it. If not then please allow me to posit it. Jakob's massive knowledge of the subject combined with his derision of certain aspects of it and the complete mystery currently surrounding Mandi's thoughts on the subject would make for Hurdle-tasticly hilarious and informative magnificence, I've never been more sure of anything in my life.
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