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I guess my point is that the first Twilight book... 2,333 Views / 175 Replies  
I guess my point is that the first Twilight book was actually hard to produce, not "easy." I don't mean hard in an intellectual, literary sense. But hard in the sense that producing anything creative...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is what publishers try to do, and it's... 2,333 Views / 175 Replies  
This is what publishers try to do, and it's acutally harder to do than I think you give credit for, which is why the handful of Dan Browns of the world basically subsidize everybody else.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 11, 2013 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Captain Oveur? It's me, cell 5B. 284 Views / 7 Replies  
Captain Oveur? It's me, cell 5B.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 8, 2013 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey. I've been away for a while, too. As far as I... 284 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey. I've been away for a while, too. As far as I can tell, everything is the same.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My answer to all four questions: ... 993 Views / 51 Replies  
My answer to all four questions:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111104173209/muppet/images/4/41/Swedish-chef.jpg
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Smithsonian's 12+ museums covers a lot of... 682 Views / 39 Replies  
The Smithsonian's 12+ museums covers a lot of ground, depending on what you're into. Though the Museum of American History bores me to death, and I like American history. The collection seems oddly...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 5, 2013 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You forgot the peak-of-the-peak rates! :) ... 682 Views / 39 Replies  
You forgot the peak-of-the-peak rates! :)



Yes.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jul 5, 2013 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not trying to pick on you, Glenn, but I think... 1,551 Views / 129 Replies  
I'm not trying to pick on you, Glenn, but I think that sentiment (which I agree exists) and much of the discussion in this thread comes from a place of privilege. Currently, the percent of people in...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Came expecting a photo of besson3c's mustache,... 291 Views / 15 Replies  
Came expecting a photo of besson3c's mustache, leaving disappointed.

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Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Sep 9, 2012 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this the thread where people make wild... 2,720 Views / 196 Replies  
Is this the thread where people make wild generalizations about global climate patterns based on relatively minor chunks of data?
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 30, 2012 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Case of mistaken identity. Fortunately, the... 797 Views / 23 Replies  
Case of mistaken identity. Fortunately, the mistake was realized before I was killed/maimed.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 30, 2012 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But I have only one burning desire. Let me stand... 716 Views / 40 Replies  
But I have only one burning desire. Let me stand next to your fire.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought it was going to be about killing wolves... 631 Views / 13 Replies  
I thought it was going to be about killing wolves with your bare hands.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y0mdbDK6t_o/TPTGE42HxbI/AAAAAAAAAA8/vwWLPR7qzB4/s1600/300_wolf.jpg
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Satellites, yes. The launch vehicles are usually... 534 Views / 27 Replies  
Satellites, yes. The launch vehicles are usually at least partly owned/operated by governments.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Right, I was just making an analogy to companies'... 534 Views / 27 Replies  
Right, I was just making an analogy to companies' reluctance to engage in basic scientific research. But in terms of space development, I'm looking at it as an extension of how companies operate in...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So, sort of like what we have now, then? 534 Views / 27 Replies  
So, sort of like what we have now, then?
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The biggest obstacle to the settlement of space... 534 Views / 27 Replies  
The biggest obstacle to the settlement of space through "company towns" is that a lot of the practices that enabled companies to do that sort of thing are no longer legal, at least under U.S. law....
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
http://images.wikia.com/avp/images/1/1e/Weyland-Yu... 534 Views / 27 Replies  
http://images.wikia.com/avp/images/1/1e/Weyland-Yutani_Corp._Logo.gif
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But for the same reason that companies (mostly)... 534 Views / 27 Replies  
But for the same reason that companies (mostly) don't do basic scientific research, just the hope of spin-off technologies isn't really sufficient cause for investment.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: You just made me sad. 1,760 Views / 73 Replies  
You just made me sad.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't remember. 626 Views / 35 Replies  
I don't remember.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Particularly today as compared to 20-30 years... 541 Views / 12 Replies  
Particularly today as compared to 20-30 years ago, there is so much "free" coverage at the national level between the internet and cable news outlets that are absolutely desperate for content that it...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm with David Brooks in that money in politics... 541 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm with David Brooks in that money in politics at the presidential level is probably not very important once you get past a certain point. It's more troubling at the local (and sometimes state)...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: No, I don't think the world revolves around Major... 1,760 Views / 73 Replies  
No, I don't think the world revolves around Major League Baseball, but I think World Series has a nice ring to it. Who cares? The MLB is pretty much universally regarded as the premiere league in...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 17, 2012 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: World Series: Major League Baseball is an... 1,760 Views / 73 Replies  
World Series: Major League Baseball is an international league, where international means "The United States and Canada." Sure, we could call it "The North American Series" but that sounds lame.
...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 17, 2012 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't know why you would think that. New... 6,502 Views / 108 Replies  
I don't know why you would think that. New England's defense is terrible, and they didn't have any interceptions when they beat the Broncos in Week 15 (Tebow went 11 for 22).
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So I take it what happened was Maher told some... 1,039 Views / 69 Replies  
So I take it what happened was Maher told some off-color joke at Tebow's expense? Like everyone else has? And now that Tebow has won a playoff game, stupendousman has started a thread on MacNN to...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pop Tart Cat's genesis story is much more... 1,039 Views / 69 Replies  
Pop Tart Cat's genesis story is much more plausible.

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/5300000/Pop-Tart-Cat-pop-tarts-5316670-261-350.jpg
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems very disingenuous to me to suggest that... 1,039 Views / 69 Replies  
It seems very disingenuous to me to suggest that God, in his (presumably) infinite patience and wisdom is an entity satisfied with letting his creation "figure it out on their own" over the last...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
0bam@! 424 Views / 13 Replies  
0bam@!
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You can tell he's really mellowed out by what's... 1,039 Views / 69 Replies  
You can tell he's really mellowed out by what's predicted in Revelation (that's the Lamb of God, back there, in the background. Pay no mind to the carnage.)
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Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Exactly. If the Bible tells us anything about... 1,039 Views / 69 Replies  
Exactly. If the Bible tells us anything about God, it's his appreciation for subtlety.

http://www.free-stories.net/images/mosesandtheburningbush.jpg
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Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It looks like an action movie set. 637 Views / 19 Replies  
It looks like an action movie set.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is way too much ambivilence and apathy for... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
There is way too much ambivilence and apathy for that sort of action, I think. The problem for liberal American Catholicism is that, outwardly anyway, it basically won. At least in the superficial...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's sort of academic, assuming Santorum is... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
It's sort of academic, assuming Santorum is commited enough of a Catholic that his viewpoints in these areas jibe with the Vatican. I assume the quote in that passage refers to some interpretation of...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have no idea what specifically the Bible says... 490 Views / 9 Replies  
I have no idea what specifically the Bible says about polygamy, but the catechism of the Catholic Church condemns it as one of the "offenses against the dignity of marriage." Santorum is catholic.
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Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I can't. There are so many possibilities. Genius,... 1,142 Views / 69 Replies  
I can't. There are so many possibilities. Genius, expert, smarty-pants, etc....
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
PM me if you want to share and not be... 1,142 Views / 69 Replies  
PM me if you want to share and not be passive-aggressive about it.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't call me Monkeyboy. His question was in... 1,142 Views / 69 Replies  
Don't call me Monkeyboy.

His question was in response to your usual lecture about how we haven't read our own constitution. Don't deny that's what you enjoy doing. It's your usual PW Lounge...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the part that Doofy, and others,... 1,142 Views / 69 Replies  
This is the part that Doofy, and others, consistently fail to acknowledge.

What James Madison and Thomas Jefferson had to say about their interpretation of the Constitution is not the final word....
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Jan 5, 2012 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was amused to see that Falcon 4.0: Allied Force... 3,612 Views / 109 Replies  
I was amused to see that Falcon 4.0: Allied Force was finally ported to Mac, 6 years too late (but priced at a reasonable $15).
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:10 PM, in Gaming
It looks to me like the baby is going for a pick.... 598 Views / 23 Replies  
It looks to me like the baby is going for a pick. Wouldn't that be something to know that you onced picked the President's nose!
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 29, 2011 at 04:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve.... 1,127 Views / 106 Replies  
"Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
$6??? :eek: Where and in what decade are you... 1,024 Views / 45 Replies  
$6??? :eek: Where and in what decade are you living?
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Seems like it would be a toss-up. Neither team... 6,502 Views / 108 Replies  
Seems like it would be a toss-up. Neither team has a defense to speak of.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mocking, pithy phrases are not respectful either,... 918 Views / 41 Replies  
Mocking, pithy phrases are not respectful either, smiley or no smiley. Practice what you preach, please.
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course not. But that's what Steve Jobs was... 918 Views / 41 Replies  
Of course not. But that's what Steve Jobs was "about" as a public figure (Apple Computer). I'd be fine if this ended up moved to the Pol/War Lounge, since that's what Hitchens was "about" as a public...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems natural to talk about the ideas of a... 918 Views / 41 Replies  
It seems natural to talk about the ideas of a public figure after their death. I'm sorry if you feel that a thread about Hitchens was de-railed into a conversation about religion. ("guffaw")

I...
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, who could have possibly expected that in a... 918 Views / 41 Replies  
Yes, who could have possibly expected that in a thread about Christopher Hitchens?
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 16, 2011 at 06:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You have it mostly right, but the line between... 373 Views / 12 Replies  
You have it mostly right, but the line between "broad interpretation" and "explicit law" is mostly meaningless. Interpretation is law. The new NDAA makes explicit what had already been interpreted....
Posted by SpaceMonkey, on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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