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Mar 19, 2005, 04:52 PM
 
Originally posted by Apple Pro Underwear:
psht... i am technically asian

but f*ck that, the culture annoys me. i consider myself american in the sense i was born here, it's what accurately describes me and what i identify with. i don't care about that whole "indian" fiasco crao back in the 1800s. technically europeans and everybody else are from Africa right? so who decides how far back in time we go? if i could have my way, i'd be a "New Yorker".
Yes, your cultural identity is American, perhaps even more specifically New Yorker, but your ethnicity is Asian.

What Malvolio is trying to get at is a criticism of those individuals who can't/don't/won't separate their biologically derviced ethnic identity from their socially created cultural identity.
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Mar 19, 2005, 05:59 PM
 
Originally posted by dcmacdaddy:
What Malvolio is trying to get at is a criticism of those individuals who can't/don't/won't separate their biologically derviced ethnic identity from their socially created cultural identity.
Or perhaps a at those who skipped over the questions (menu points) too lightly to notice that it said 'ethnicity' and not 'ancestry' or 'cultural identity'...
     
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Mar 20, 2005, 02:41 AM
 
Originally posted by dcmacdaddy:
PS--Props on your spelling of Haudenosaunee? I usually call them Kanhawake but first learned of them as the Mohawks growing up in school. Are you native, by any chance?
No, but I buy my tobacco products from them.
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Mar 22, 2005, 05:25 AM
 
First Name: William
Nickname: Bob, Bill, Will, Willie, etc..
MacNN Handle(s): Lancer409
Age: 22 in August
Profession: Library Page / Student
Greatest acheivements: Turning from a 195lb+ Cream Puff into a 132lb jogger (45+ miles per week) then into a 155lb weightlifter who can bench 295lb in sets and max out at over 315.
Fav music: I can and DO listen to nearly anything
Fav music group or person: There is no favorite .. really .. I listen to all sorts in different genres and different languages (which I do not understand.
Listening to now: Right now, Ive been listening to a lot of David Sedaris Audio books.
Fav TV show: Family Guy, Iron Chef I dont watch much television
Fav Movie: Not really sure. I liked bicentennial man, and movies in the Hero/House Of Flying Daggers/Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon genre
Fav food:Sushi! Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup dish) Authenticish burritos from a taqueria, Chinese food, and Im a sucker for ice cream.
Fav drink: Cold/Ice water, diet soft drinks.
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Stella Artois and Guiness. I like shooters too though. I liked straight hard liquor around age 14-17 Im kinda shifting towards beers now.
Fav book: I liked Dune and the new Dune stuff done by Herberts son.
Superman or Batman? Batman (I read a graphic novel done by Jim Lee, god Batman ****ed up superman pimpy detective)
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: Pfft
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire
Believe in aliens: yes
Believe in ghosts: yes, and I AM afraid. Im not sure who said they werent afraid .. (the person I copied and pasted this from - edit: it was APU) but Im afraid because I can fight a murderer or psycho physically the same cant be said about ghosts.
Car: to be determined in the near future
Computer: Big Bulky self built gaming pc.
Mac: Powerbook 12inch Rev C.
Deep dark secret: Insomniac
Secret aspiration: I dont want to be a failure.
Dream Car:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7 GSR (Modified) Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9, Honda Insight (yeah .. I know...)
Sexuality:Straight
Kids: hundreds of 'em through the years
Relationship Status: Singo and free to mingo (although I am kinda in something or other right now)
Height:5' 7"
Wheight: 153-156 (fluctuates)
Gender:Male
Religion:Christian (protestant) doesnt matter the denomination
Role Model: Al Bundy, Peter Griffen, and ... realistically .. my best friend.
Yearly income: Enough to support my newfound Apple habits
cat or dog person: Neither (Hate the mess and the hairs) but I like playing with dogs.
outdoor or indoor personality: both .. they each have their place
geek?: yes and no. I like new technology, but have been known to think of certain people as geeks ...
Ethnicity: Chinese
Interesting Fact: ____________
MacNNers on cell phone:1
Disability/Allergies:My vulnerabilities are known to no one but myself.
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Mar 22, 2005, 12:51 PM
 
First Name: Sean
Nickname: Skennedy, sked, shaniatwain, seanathan
MacNN Handle(s): same since 99' beeyotch
Age: 22 in Sept.
Profession: Carpenter / Drinker
Greatest acheivements: Help build a massive post office, 3 mil. dollar summer home, and took a 40 foot tree down with the front of my car.
Fav music: Metal
Fav music group or person: Primus
Listening to now: The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
Fav TV show: Simpsons (seasons 3-11)
Fav Movie: Tie Requiem for a Dream / The Shining
Fav food: Chicken Chow Mein (Fall River style)
Fav drink: Hawaiin Punch, Apple Juice
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Bass Ale, Corona, Jack Daniels
Superman or Batman? Batman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: I'll pick a slow and horrible death.
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionare
Believe in aliens: Yeah, but not the green kind with big heads.
Believe in ghosts: Slightly
Car: 1995 Dodge Intrepid
Computer: g4
Mac: PowerMac G4 Quicksilver 733
Deep dark secret: Violently tickleish to the point of flailing.
Secret aspiration: Directing and producing independent films. Already made a handful of half-assed shorts.
     
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Mar 22, 2005, 01:51 PM
 
Originally posted by sek929:
Nickname: shaniatwain
Explain.

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Mar 22, 2005, 09:59 PM
 
First Name: Keri
Nickname: Vit
Age: 34
Profession: Graphic Designer/Prepress Manager
Greatest achievements: Being an honorable sister to my 16 yo & 8 yo brothers.
Fav music: Everything honestly- I love music
Fav music group or person: Heart
Listening to now: Eminem and watching tv
Fav TV show: Sopranos and/or Deadwood
Fav Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas / The Godfather
Fav food: Anything with peanut butter
Fav drink: Diet Dr. Pepper
Fav alcoholic Beverage: tanq and tonic or Wine (Meridian)
Fav book: Black Boy by Richard Wright
Superman or Batman? Batman- definitely.
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: Kelly- cuz I dont know what Ruben is up to.
Rock star or Billionaire: Rock star since I have to choose. Dont wanna be either ideally.
Believe in aliens: not really but I dont deny what others believe
Believe in ghosts: yes and guardian angels
Car: 2003 Honda Accord EXV6- soon Mazda 3
Computer: PB 17- Dual G4 at work
Deep dark secret: I love Kris Kristofferson
Secret aspiration: Educational Excellence
Dream Car: Convertible BMW
Sexuality: gay
Height: 57
Weight: 140
Gender: female
Religion: Keri-ism. I have faith, but there are too many different flavors out there.
cat or dog person: DOG
outdoor or indoor personality: outdoor
do u consider yourself a geek? No.
Etnicity: 2nd Gen Italian- so, Italian American
Interesting Fact: despite my posts, I am actually a very intelligent woman
Disability: blind in one eye. Raised my deaf parent- (though I consider this an honor, not a disability.)




     
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Mar 23, 2005, 09:53 AM
 
Originally posted by Oisn:
Explain.

And welcome back
Its good to be back. Hopefully soon I will have DSL at my house but until then I use it at my rent's house.

Heres the explanation. On a 24 hour trip to Florida last year everyone got a little stir crazy and my nickname morphed from seanathan to seaniathan and finally to shaniatwain. Yes my friends are tapped, I know.
     
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Mar 23, 2005, 08:14 PM
 
Originally posted by sek929:
Heres the explanation. On a 24 hour trip to Florida last year everyone got a little stir crazy and my nickname morphed from seanathan to seaniathan and finally to shaniatwain. Yes my friends are tapped, I know.
I assumed it was your cross-dressing and karaoke prowess but this sounds somewhat plausible...




     
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Mar 23, 2005, 11:59 PM
 
First Name: Thomas
Nickname: Tom
Age: 33
Place of birth: Flint, MI, USA
Profession: Skilled Tradesman, Machine Repair Machinist Journeyman
Marital status: Married 7 years
Kids: 1 and one on the way
Role Model: My Grandfather Francis Johnson
Yearly income: according to the media I am rich, but I hardly feel like it.
Greatest achievements: Fasted pin record in my High School's wrestling history
Fav music: alt/rock/mellow/punk.
Fav music group or person: Tied between Heather Nova and Jennifer Knapp
Listening to now: The hum of my eMac
Fav TV show: Deadwood or CSI:NY
Fav Movie: Momento
Fav food: Kettle Chips
Fav drink: Coke
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Bell's Best Brown Ale
Fav book: Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
Superman or Batman? Superman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: Not my style
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire (donate 99% of it)
Believe in aliens: Nope
Believe in ghosts: Nope
Car: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier (BOO-YA)
Computer: eMac
Deep dark secret: I have a piece of glass imbedded in my foot.
Secret aspiration: Teach fine woodworking
Dream Car: '71 vette
Sexuality: straight
Height: 510
Weight: too much 280 lbs.
Gender: manly
Religion: Fundamentalist Evangelical Christian.
cat or dog person: Dog
outdoor or indoor personality: outdoor
do u consider yourself a geek? No.
Etnicity: 1/2 Hispanic 1/2 European (mostly Irish)
Interesting Fact: I have no feeling in my right knee due to an injury when I was young
Disability: Sleep Apnea and allergy to mold.
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Mar 24, 2005, 01:26 AM
 
First Name: William
Nickname: Hank
Age: 25
Place of birth: Asheville, NC, USA -- One of the few natives!
Profession: Macintosh technician
Marital status: re-married 2.5 years
Kids: none
Role Model: none. I try to be myself.
Yearly income: It's going to go up here in a month or so...
Greatest achievements: I left my first wife
Fav music: girly chick music
Fav music group or person: Edwin McCain
Listening to now: Motorcycle 'As The Rush Comes'
Fav TV show: watch absolutely no TV
Fav Movie: The Matrix
Fav food: I don't have one any more
Fav drink: Sweet Tea
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Tequilla
Fav book: 1984
Superman or Batman? Batman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: Kelly, since she's on the radio
Rock star or Billionaire: Rock star
Believe in aliens: the jury is still out
Believe in ghosts: the jury is still out
Car: Just bought a 2003 Honda CR-V EX two days ago
Computer: G4 Digital Audio
Deep dark secret: I'm a preacher's kid
Secret aspiration: to liberate everyone from the evil clutches of christianity
Dream Car: Honda Insight
Sexuality: straight
Height: 512
Weight: Far more than I look
Gender: male
Religion: is the opium of the masses; see "Viruses of the Mind" by Richard Dawkins
cat or dog person: I'm allergic to cats, so this isn't fair
outdoor or indoor personality: indoor
do u consider yourself a geek? yes.
Etnicity: hillbilly... eighth generation Western NC
Interesting Fact: I have a really freaking high IQ http://www.highiqsociety.org/
Disability: Lactose intolerant as of this past year... hence the lack of a favorite food
MacNNers on cell phone: 0
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Mar 24, 2005, 02:47 AM
 
Originally posted by Detrius:
...Listening to now: Motorcycle 'As The Rush Comes'...
I love that song; it goes really well with another one of my favorites, Andain's Beautiful Things.
     
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Mar 24, 2005, 08:04 PM
 
First Name: See below
Nickname: See above (got you lookin' though)
Age: 34
Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Profession: Writer
Marital status: Seeing someone
Kids: Zero
Role Model: Muhammed
Yearly income: Taxman took 120,000 out of a recent cheque, so I'll let you all work it out
Greatest achievements: Starting a pub fight, and beating up 3 US sailors who thought it was funny to racially abuse, and attempt to fight my Sri Lankan friend for no reason at all
Fav music: Anything that is good on the ears
Fav music group or person: I change my mind daily
Listening to now: Badly Drawn Boy
Fav TV show: Lost
Fav Movie: Kind Hearts & Coronets
Fav food: Bacon roll
Fav drink: Coffee
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Vodka
Fav book: Too many
Superman or Batman? Both wear panties, nuff' said.
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: ???
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire, and give most of it to Africa and the Palestinians
Believe in aliens: Yes
Believe in ghosts: Yes (whether they are actual spirits, astral bodies, or just echos of the past, I don't know)
Car: None
Computer: Powerbook, PC.
Deep dark secret: I like Windows XP
Secret aspiration: Revolutionary, like Che
Sexuality: straight
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: Hmm, not sure. Athletic
Gender: Bloke
Sexuality: Straight
Religion: None
cat or dog person: Kitty
Outdoor or indoor personality: In-between
Do you consider yourself a geek? Yeah
Ethnicity: Celtic
Interesting Fact: I smoke, also, my cousin is Keira Knightley
Disability: Ciggies
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Mar 25, 2005, 01:13 AM
 
First Name: Henry
Nickname: John*Smith
Age: 19
Profession: Student
Greatest acheivements: got stoned for days once
Fav music: Rock
Fav music group or person: dunno
Listening to now: Ashes to ashes - David Bowie
Fav TV show: OC
Fav Movie: dunno
Fav food: steak
Fav drink: pepsi
Fav alcoholic Beverage: stella
Fav book: illiterate
Superman or Batman? neither
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: Ruben Studdard
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire
Believe in aliens: no
Believe in ghosts: no
Car: shoeleather express
Computer: mac
Deep dark secret: yes
Secret aspiration: Choreographer
Dream Car: can fly
Height: 6'3"
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Gender: male
cat or dog person: dog
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Mar 25, 2005, 01:33 AM
 
Originally posted by ryaxnb:

Age: 11
TV shows: SpongeBob
Sex: Male

Do you want to come play at my ranch?
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 02:20 AM
 
Originally posted by ryaxnb:
Age: 11
Birthday: October 12, 1993
I'm only 18, but I get really freaked out when people say that they were born in the nineties. I mean...that's like...weird. People were born when I was already in elementary school, and now they're old enough to talk. Okay, I know you all know what that's like, but give me a break...I'm new to this stuff .

On a side now, wow. It wasn't until 7th grade that I learned how to make a new folder in Windows 98, and 9th grade that I learned how to use HTML. I was already 14 by then...which, in retrospect, is a hell of a lot older than 11.

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Note: I'm aware that I quoted almost the same text as the poster above me .
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Mar 25, 2005, 05:59 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:
Greatest achievements: Starting a pub fight, and beating up 3 US sailors who thought it was funny to racially abuse, and attempt to fight my Sri Lankan friend for no reason at all
Greatest achievement starting a fight... Yup, you definitely are Scottish

Interesting Fact: I smoke, also, my cousin is Keira Knightley
I don't think that was a wise thing to say. Prepare for hundreds of PM's begging you to set her up with various MacNN'ers with various degrees of geekiness to boast...
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 06:30 AM
 
Originally posted by Oisn:
Greatest achievement starting a fight... Yup, you definitely are Scottish



Lol, damn right, I wake up looking for a fight. Actually, my greatest achievement is probably not the fight, but something else.

Well, about the fight, we didn't start it, but as the saying goes, we finished it. What happened, though, was that I was out with a bunch of mates one evening. As usual, we just sat down having a laugh and my friend went up to the bar to get a few more. Next thing I hear, are two guys who start shouting out from their table towards the bar. I look round and see about seven guys at this table hurling racial abuse at my mate. It was awful, and I was shocked to be hearing this. Then one of them went up to my fried, followed by another, and started telling him to go home, and calling him all sorts, then pushing him. A soon as I saw this (happened so quickly) I jumped up, along with my others pals, and told the guys to shut up, apologies, and go.

At this point they started saying crap about who they were, and they'd beat our asses, etc. So I said, "So, you're not going to apologise and go away?". Then they started pushing my mate, then they tried it with me, so I floored that one, then the next who tried to attack me, and then the rest of them came out of their chairs to start laying in to us. My mates got the rest and I held the third one down until he could calm down, see sense, and apologise.

The place looked a bit of a mess afterwards, not because we were fighting everywhere, but for some bizarre reason, the sailors thought it was rather cool to kick tables over, smash glasses, etc before they even came up to us.

To be honest, I am not violent, or anything like that. But, I know how to look after myself and all that.

I don't think that was a wise thing to say. Prepare for hundreds of PM's begging you to set her up with various MacNN'ers with various degrees of geekiness to boast...
Probably, lol. I mentioned it once before to someone else on here, who has her in his sig with the words,"I'd hit it". I thought it was funny and sent an e-mail to her to have a look.
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 08:37 AM
 


now THAT is pretty damn cool.
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 08:50 AM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:


now THAT is pretty damn cool.
I hate violence, but sometimes you got to just stick up for the things that mean something to you.
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:28 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:
I hate violence, but sometimes you got to just stick up for the things that mean something to you.
oh, i was talking about your cousin.

     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:33 AM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
oh, i was talking about your cousin.

LMAO, and there's me giving my speech on the nobility of defending one's friends, thinking that'd be more interesting.

     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:44 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:


Probably, lol. I mentioned it once before to someone else on here, who has her in his sig with the words,"I'd hit it". I thought it was funny and sent an e-mail to her to have a look.
Keira Knightly is Scottish? I'm so sorry to hear that
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:49 AM
 
Originally posted by JohnSmithXTREME:
Keira Knightly is Scottish? I'm so sorry to hear that
lol, yeah, her mum is Scottish, but unfortunately, her dad is English.
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:57 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:
LMAO, and there's me giving my speech on the nobility of defending one's friends, thinking that'd be more interesting.

Pfft! Nobility vs. Keira Knightley - the outcome is obvious. This is the Lounge, after all!
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 09:59 AM
 
Originally posted by Oisn:
Pfft! Nobility vs. Keira Knightley - the outcome is obvious. This is the Lounge, after all!
Very true, I should have known.
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 10:01 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:
lol, yeah, her mum is Scottish, but unfortunately, her dad is English.
I thought you were joking, but you're serious about her being your cousin. Whoa!

And you told her that Ghosser has her on his sig? That must made Ghosser's year
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 10:56 AM
 
Originally posted by E's Lil Theorem:
I thought you were joking, but you're serious about her being your cousin. Whoa!

And you told her that Ghosser has her on his sig? That must made Ghosser's year
Yeah, she is, but I don't really tell people.

I don't think I told ghosser that I mentioned his sig to her. She said, jokingly, "He wants to hit me? I'll kick him in the balls then!".

     
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Mar 25, 2005, 11:19 AM
 
Originally posted by Deimos:
Yeah, she is, but I don't really tell people.

I don't think I told ghosser that I mentioned his sig to her. She said, jokingly, "He wants to hit me? I'll kick him in the balls then!".

Hah, that's friggen awesome!
     
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Mar 25, 2005, 06:09 PM
 
First Name: See below
Nickname: See above (got you lookin' though) - thanks Deimos
Age: 25
Place of birth: A place far far away
Profession: None
Marital status: None
Kids: Zero
Role Model: Sting
Yearly income: ca. 6000
Greatest achievements: I've finished everything I wanted to do before I die
Fav music: Good music
Fav music group or person: Leonard Cohen through Damien Rice to Sting. Many others.
Listening to now: Anna by Toto (1988)
Fav TV show: I don't watch TV
Fav Movie: Ghostbusters
Fav food: Vegitarian
Fav drink: Water
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Bacardi carta blanca rum
Fav book: Can't say. I read so many, each an experience of its own
Superman or Batman?: Batman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: ???
Rock star or Billionaire: Rock star
Believe in aliens: Yes
Believe in ghosts: Yes (whether they are actual spirits, astral bodies, or just echos of the past, I don't know)
Car: None
Computer: iBook
Deep dark secret: Hm that would kinda ruin the secret, no?
Secret aspiration: Become famous
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 74 kg, athletic
Gender: I'm a man
Sexuality: Straight
Religion: Catholic
cat or dog person: Kitty person all the way
Outdoor or indoor personality: Outdoor. I *need* to be outdoor. A lot.
Do you consider yourself a geek?: Heck yeah. I've seen anime, I know the difference between kilobits and kilobytes and I have had a computer since I was 9.
Ethnicity: European
Interesting Fact: Gloucestershire airport in England used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare birds away.
Disability: I smoke. Pack a day.
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Mar 25, 2005, 11:24 PM
 
Originally posted by Weyland-Yutani:

Fav food: Vegitarian
Wouldn't that make you carnivorous, eating vegetarians?
     
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Mar 26, 2005, 02:38 PM
 
Originally posted by Kilbey:
Wouldn't that make you carnivorous, eating vegetarians?

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Mar 26, 2005, 07:35 PM
 
Hey W-U! I have an old sig image you might like. I fooled around with it a while back but I'm sticking with my old tried-and-true sig, so take this one if you like:

     
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Mar 26, 2005, 07:54 PM
 
Originally posted by rambo47:
Hey W-U! I have an old sig image you might like. I fooled around with it a while back but I'm sticking with my old tried-and-true sig, so take this one if you like:

Why thank you rambo47! wu.jpg :saved:



I might try to make something out of the W-Y logo but I'm gonna make it in the new sig size (200x50 pix) when I have the time. Great to have something to work from!

W-Y makes the Umbrella corporation look like the boy scouts

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Mar 27, 2005, 12:06 AM
 
Originally posted by Weyland-Yutani:
Why thank you rambo47! wu.jpg :saved:



I might try to make something out of the W-Y logo but I'm gonna make it in the new sig size (200x50 pix) when I have the time. Great to have something to work from!

W-Y makes the Umbrella corporation look like the boy scouts
Why do I recognize the name? I can't put my finger on it, but I'm thinking Alien, for some reason.

Anyway, according to this, they were bought out by Wal-Mart:

http://www.planetavp.com/al/Organiza...eyland-Yutani/

(gotta love google!)
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Mar 27, 2005, 07:49 AM
 
Originally posted by Detrius:
Why do I recognize the name? I can't put my finger on it, but I'm thinking Alien, for some reason.

Anyway, according to this, they were bought out by Wal-Mart:

http://www.planetavp.com/al/Organiza...eyland-Yutani/

(gotta love google!)
Yes you are right by thinking Alien.

In the movies W-Y is never referred to as anything but "the Company". The link above is an attempt to explain the Company and that Wal-Mart thing is really funny, but W-Y isn't really ever explained in the Alien movies - except that in AvP (movie) Lance Henriksen plays Charles Bishop Weyland who is the founder and owner of Weyland Industries and makes for at the very least half of what later becomes W-Y.

Yutani sounds Japanese but there are never given any indications in the movies from where W-Y originates on Earth.

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You make it sound quite the opposite. You're so insecure that a simple 'no' or 'not religous' didn't suffice, but you had to exuse your lack of faith by projecting your own insecurities on others.

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Originally posted by Weyland-Yutani:
You make it sound quite the opposite. You're so insecure that a simple 'no' or 'not religous' didn't suffice, but you had to exuse your lack of faith by projecting your own insecurities on others.
I can see how this might be offensive to you. My apologies. Well done pulling the projection card though

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Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
I can see how this might be offensive to you. My apologies. Well done pulling the projection card though
I never enter the Lounge without my cards

Regardless no offense was taken and it was very big of you to offer an apology.

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Originally Posted by E's Lil Theorem
another one of my favorites, Andain's Beautiful Things.
That is probably my favorite song of all time ever
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