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by cammoblammo
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 103 - Out of His League
Replies: 37
Views: 8084

Yeah, good episode. The story itself turned a whole lot of so-so ideas into a pretty solid contribution. It's a great example of how something can be greater than the sum of it's parts. Now, the Elmo thing. I distinctly heard 'Let's have sex!'. When it was slowed down I heard 'Let's have sex!' very ...
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

My Oma was from Holland and used to skate on the canals before coming to Canada.. My Oma is from Holland too!!!! And cammoblammo has an Oma in Holland too! We're all one happy family here. Yay! (yes, cammoblammo, the mother of you schoonmamma is your oma! Or maybe schoon-oma, although that's not re...
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: People's Choice Awards -- Voting Here!
Replies: 35
Views: 13762

tbaker2500 wrote:... to put out on twitter.
Ah, a use. Just how do you do that in under 141 characters?
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

That's interesting. Terrible but interesting. Alot of people seem to forget that we are on the tail end of an ice age that isn't yet over and that the earth's history is cyclical and is subject to change at any time. I think we take mother nature for granted. Looking at the past.. we are in a very ...
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

My Oma was from Holland and used to skate on the canals before coming to Canada.. it's too bad it doesnt get col... wait a minute. Too bad it doesn't get cold enough for the ice to freeze, my ass. You can have some of our cold - I will fan it over there myself for you! Ship it to you in a box.. how...
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: The Drabblecast Twitter?
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Bizarre. I'm normally the last to get on the bandwagon, yet I seem to be an old hand at this twitter thing. I look forward to seeing some of you folk around the traps.

http://twitter.com/cammoblammo
by cammoblammo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: The Oscars
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

All I can say is that the Oscars aren't an indication of what my local cinema will play. I'm still waiting for Slumdog Millionaire to screen, and it looks like I'll be able to buy it on DVD first.
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Young Butterflies Trick Ants Into Raising Them
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: rue'fies

StalinSays wrote:Oh, these caterpillars will rue the day that these ants make the next evolutionary leap. RUE IT!
And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords...
by cammoblammo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Young Butterflies Trick Ants Into Raising Them
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Young Butterflies Trick Ants Into Raising Them

We all know when we're being schooled by lazy good-for-nothing parents who like to dump their progeny on us and go flittering about while we do all the work. We look after those kids, even if it means we have to kill our own kids when a fight breaks out. Damn, I hate that. Well, it seems ants have t...
by cammoblammo
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 102 - The Last Dog
Replies: 39
Views: 12116

I think we need a warning about Resnick stories. I didn't pick up on that fact until Norm introduced the story itself, and it was too hard to stop then. I don't know how he does it. He pulled a heap of corny clichés together and stitched them into something truly magnificent. I mean, aliens with ray...
by cammoblammo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: People's Choice Awards -- Voting Here!
Replies: 35
Views: 13762

I could have gone back to listen to all of these, but it turns out I only kept two of them---'Floating over Time' and 'Sing.' Given my limited disk space I take that to mean these were ones I really enjoyed. They don't rely on poop or exploding cats. Don't get me wrong---those are wonderful things, ...
by cammoblammo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

Might not be a bad idea to check rain for clues to anti-gravitation, if you ask me. A meter of rain! One cubic meter of that stuff weighs a metric ton, so your rainstorm was roughly the equivalent of (calculate calculate calculate) 2 monster trucks falling from the sky on the average house every 3 ...
by cammoblammo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

You brag. You get all the temperatures and we have all the water over here. We don't need water, because we're already below sea level. We go down fast. So let's swap!!!! How much water do you want in exchange for 20C heat? Well, I only told you about our own situation. The north-eastern parts of A...
by cammoblammo
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: I'm not going to be shy here...
Replies: 64
Views: 8381

Yay! zzzzzzzzZZACHAaaaaa is back! Did the sun finally come out and you wake from winter hibernation? It's been nasty cold here this last month. -20 F for several days, around 0F - 10F during our "warm" times. It got up to 55F this weekend. WOW my body was confused. Call that cold? On Saturday we ha...
by cammoblammo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 101 - Bemused
Replies: 17
Views: 6836

Not a bad story. There was nothing unexpected, but it still pushed enough buttons to make it worth the price I paid for it. The lack of twist is no longer expected, though, so maybe we need a twist or too soon to keep us guessing. Or am I raising expectations unexpectedly? Oddly enough, I thought th...
by cammoblammo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Releasing the Swarm
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Word. I thought it was a great stunt too. Completely harmless, but impossible to ignore. Malaria in the third world is largely the fault of the "green" movement in the West. The rich countries refuse to fund or export the pesticides that are most effective and cheapest (namely DDT). Yes and no. The...
by cammoblammo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Releasing the Swarm
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

Whilst I think Bill Gates set computing and geekery in general back 20 years, you've got to give it to him for marketing genius. This stunt has been reported to death in the last 24 hours, leading to many a discussion of the plight of the third world, the best ways the developed world can assist the...
by cammoblammo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Releasing the Swarm
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

No, he was just trying to prove that releasing a heap of bugs into the world can result in the spread of nasty viruses and other parasites. I think we all heard him the first time. You are talking about Windows, right? Well, I've found the best way to keep the bugs away is to keep the windows closed.
by cammoblammo
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Releasing the Swarm
Replies: 23
Views: 2638

No, he was just trying to prove that releasing a heap of bugs into the world can result in the spread of nasty viruses and other parasites.

I think we all heard him the first time.
by cammoblammo
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Picky
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Why all the hatred for beetroot? I mean, you can't have a real hamburger without a slice in there. And the kids love 'em, although parents hate getting the stains out.

Or is beetroot-love a peculiarly Australian thing?