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Matchstickman. 

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George Carlin and Norm Macdonald, myself

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Steve Martin. His "Let's Get Small" stand-up album is my favorite!

Also:

Mitch Hedberg is terrific if you like one-liners. In a never-ending steam. On SNL, Darrell Hammond is extremely underrated. And in British comedy, Monty Python and Mitchell & Webb (Adam referenced then on The Letters Page!) are particular favorites.

I've lately really been enjoying Amber Ruffin on Seth Myers' show.

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New day, new question!

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


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Dang it, Powerhound... 

;-) 


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Probably about a matchstick's worth.

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Sorry. The answer was Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry.

 

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What sort of questions do you want asked here? Humourous? Serious? Philosphical? Political? Social? A steady mix?


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Interesting mix is good -- for me, anyway. :-) 


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Mix it up


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Yeah, whatever, really. Just random stuff :).


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I'm good with a steady mix of questions.

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And thank you for taking this on! :-D 


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Rabit wrote:

And thank you for taking this on! :-D 

I got volunTold by a recurring joke I started in the thread, I refuse to let a joke go to waste!

 

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WAKE UP! Your house is on fire! Assuming that all living things in your house are already safe, what one item do you save from the fire?


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The original print of young Legacy. 

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My iPad 


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*Looks about at the flames, still in my bed*

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Well, if my house was actually on fire inside when I woke up I'd probably freak out and panic and not think much of anything except getting as far away from it as possible...hmm, can't I save my computer, and Sentinels, and Spirit Island? I suppose a computer is multiple "items" and I'd have to, you know, unplug it and all that and somehow carry it...mind you, Sentinels is pretty bloody heavy too so that would be an issue to lug out :D. And Spirit Island is also technically two items since it's spread between the base and Branch and Claw boxes in order for it all to fit. Oh, and maybe I should bring my dice bag too...

Hmm, but I've already had one fire at home this year. Can I be exempt due to my house only just having been fixed from that? :D


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Well, that was... Exciting, getting out of the fire. Here's a related question:

It turns out the fire was nowhere near as damaging as you first thought it would be. In fact, it only burned down the one room you hate most in your house! What is that room, and how would you rebuild it?

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To answer my own question, unlike Ameena I don't think a computer (tower) is multiple things or that difficult to unplug in a crisis so I would take that. I think I have most of it backed up but there are still things on it that I wouldn't want to risk losing.

 

To answer Phantom5613's question... I don't hate any room in my house. I guess I rebuild whatever room is destroyed to be more or less the same as it was before.

 

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What is the worst book you have ever read? Why did you read it?


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn probably was the worst book I’ve ever read and had to for school.   


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Ha well, we pretty much literally did have one room burn down (well, the ceiling was half burned out and the rest was basically an ash-strewn wasteland) and that was my parents' room...the room of least impact on me since I pretty much never have any reason to go in there. So, maybe that would be my answer to that question but I don't hate that room (or any other in our house)...

Anyway, worst book I ever read? Well, we had to study Pride and Prejudice at school for GCSE but we didn't have to read it all the way through, we just kind of studied chapters and stuff (and watched the TV adaptation, the famous BBC one with Colin Firth). So maybe that doesn't really count. I do remember reading a whole series of books (four in total) that I spent most of the time hoping it would get better, only it kind of, well, didn't. Each book after the first spent at least a few chapters summarising the events of the previous book(s) and the series ended in such a way that it kind of rendered everything but the last few chapters (well, parts of them) completely pointless :P.


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My pick is Great Expectations. It was really hard to get through that book.

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For me it was probably The Things They Carried.

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For me it's a toss up, either The Da Vinci Code because the hero is just so stupid and the plot is so obvious that there is no tension whatsoever, I read it because I wanted to see what everyone was talking about, or The Laundry Files which I stoppped reading before the end of the first chapter, and I can't remember the last book aside from that one that I did not read to completion, it was just far too dry and boring for me.

 

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If you were an RPG character, what would be your highest stat?


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If you mean I’m translating myself into a RPG character Intelligence is my highest stat. 


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Probably Constitution, I've taken some pretty crazy damage over the years and have come out with bruises and scrapes. 

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Anger isn't a stat.

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If we're translating ourselves into specifically DnD stats then I suppose Int would be my highest, but different systems can use different stats so it might vary depending on that system's equivalent. I'm definitely thinky stats over physical stats, though :D.


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Anger isn't a stat.

Anger can definitely be a stat, I'm so angry you think otherwise!

I think Snark or Humour is probably my highest stat.

 

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Is there somewhere you hope to visit during your lifetime?


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I’d like to visit Japan


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I got a bunch of places I want to go, but the farthest away locale would be Japan. Yes, I would want to go and nerd out in the nerve center of all things anime, but I'd also want to tour the more historical sites. Do something so I could get a real feeling of Japanese culture. And of course I'd eat my way all over, getting a taste of as many authentic dishes and snacks as I could.

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I'm pretty boring when it comes to travel, there's no where I really want to go, it's the people I go with that are important.

 

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What's your favourite holiday?


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Camping

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Even though we only have one answer, glad to see it's a differnt tack than mine, I specifically worded it that way.

Mine is easter, I love the chocolate eggs.

 

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What's the best deal you have ever got?


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Not me but my teacher got a car for $1. He saw an ad, and when asked if it was really that cheap, the woman said that her husband left her for someone else, and told her to sell the car and send him the money.


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Once, I got a bunch of WoD game books for 25% off the already discounted price, netting me almost the full line of 'Demon: The Fallen' for well under $100.

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I can't remember a deal that was exceptionally good, but I did once buy a copy of Snow Crash froma  shop for RRP only to find it was signed by the author.

 

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What's your favourite surprise?

 

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My favorite surprise was as a kid being taken to an amusement park.  We had gotten in the car but with no indication of what we were actually doing.  


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Being invited by a friend's family for said friend's birthday party at Disney World. They flew me down to Florida with extra miles they had gained, and since they were part of the Disney Vacation Club they got me into the park too.

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Blurg.

My worst surprise is sudden illness, I might not be posting questions everyday this week.

 

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I watched Dredd (again) over the weekend and was reminded of civic duty! Have you been summoned for Jury service?


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Yes, my only complaint from it is the pay.   Otherwise it was an enjoyable experience.  The longest part was them selecting jurors for the case as it seemed obvious to me from lines of questioning who would be kicked out.   While I understand you want an impartial jury once you hit upon a disqualifying item they shouldn’t need to keep going through other questions and just bring up a potential juror immediately.  


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Yep! I really enjoyed it. :-) 


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Yes. I was foreman!

I appreciated that everybody took the task seriously and treated each other with respect, though we all had different genders, ages, professions, and so forth.

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I was, but since I was the only one in my household with an income at the time and would have to miss large portions of work, I was excused.

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It's been three days since the last question, so I'll give us a three-part question for today.

Matchstickman has come down with a sudden illness.

  1. What is it?
  2. How did he contract it?
  3. Will he recover?  How or why not?

My answers below in white. 

  1. Matchstickman has plague.
  2. He contracted it while grocey shopping last weekend.  Unbeknowest to him, a team of archeologists unearthed the body of a medieval plague victim from under the parking lot at his favorite grocery store.  Unfortunately, they did not properly wash their hands before entering the store to purchase melons during their lunch break last Friday, which resulted in Matchstickman touching a contaminated melon the next day.
  3. Oh course he will!  Matchstickman is strong.  Also, thanks to the marvels of modern medical science, and an immune system boosted by British tea, guava juice, and Cadbury's chocolate, Matchstickman is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.
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  1. What is it? The plague 
  2. How did he contract it? Children 
  3. Will he recover?  How or why not? Yes, because of time shenanigans. 

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I too have been on jury service, at a court just down the road from where I worked in a Law Office. It was weird to be going to a place I regularly visited anyway, but going in a different entrance and seeing a whole different side of the building (both physically and metaphorically). I think I eat the food on the first day only and then never again, I certainly had money left over on my lunch card thing at the end of the trial.

 

Thanks for wondering why I was off and posting a 3 part question to fill in for me dprcooke, I can now definitively answer those questions.

  1. What is it?
  2. How did he contract it?
  3. Will he recover?  How or why not?

 

  1. Every disease known or unknown to man at the same time.
  2. My frequent time travel means I need to be inocualted against everything just in case, so I self-contracted them all by visiting patient zero. Nice person if you can get past the frequent sneezing in your face.
  3. I recovered as soon as I contracted the diseases, but I oveshot coming back to this timeline by a few days.

 

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Oranges are not the only fruit. What's your favourite fruit?


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Strawberries


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Freddie Mercury. 

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