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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    By the endless males of LOTR! You haven't seen Doctor Who?! Go get the new season's first boxset with the 9th Doctor. It's come down in price a bit, and a great introductory to the series. He's not a passive McGuyver; he's a brain fighter.
     
  2. S1thari

    S1thari Jedi Knight star 3

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    Next paycheck, I definitely will. Is this a series that's ongoing? (If that's not a stupid question...)
     
  3. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    Around 13 45 min episodes a year. 4 full seasons thus far. This year, the fifth, is a bit different. The 10th Doc has left, so there's only 5 special hour episodes. But things retorn to normal 2010.
     
  4. S1thari

    S1thari Jedi Knight star 3

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    Hmmm... Interesting. Scifi channel?
     
  5. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    I don't know. Don't have pay tv. It's english, so ABC shows it; in Aust around midyear here.
     
  6. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm in love with all the Dalek stuff.

    I've still not actually seen much of Classic Who. I keep meaning to rectify that, but I'm just... I don't know... Lazy?
     
  7. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Bah! You young kids with your hula hoops and fax machines and new Doctor Whoses. Back in my day, an abandoned quarry was used as the set for an alien planet and we liked it! :p
     
  8. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Good thing there are so many quarries in the UK ;)

    And Ex, I like MacGyver, he's great! *hums theme music*

    BTW, SWise that Koala and I'll put it up.
     
  9. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's been too long since I've seen an episode of MacGyver. :oops: Sigh, memories...

    Anyway, I announced this already in EUC, but I just got a new second cousin this week, who was born on Monday--his name is Aiden. He's now the third second cousin I've accumulated in just three years. :D
     
  10. Plaristes

    Plaristes Jedi Master star 3

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    I've always been confused about the difference between being a second cousin and being a first cousin once removed. :confused:
     
  11. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A second cousin is the son (or daughter) of one of your parents' first cousins. A first cousin once removed is a son or daughter of your first cousin. Or, alternatively, one of your parents' first cousins. So "removed" means you're at different levels in the tree. First, second, and third are when you're on the same level.
     
  12. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @plaristes: So have I. In the sense I'm using it in, they're my cousin's kids. Whether that's the correct usage or not, who knows! :p

    EDIT:
    And now Havac shows that I've been using the term wrong all along. [face_worried]
     
  13. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    MacGyver? Kriff that. A-Team, FTW.


    Okay: Second cousin= your cousin's cousin or a nephew/niece of your uncle/aunt who isn't you or one of your siblings.

    First cousin once removed: your uncle/aunt's cousin, or your cousin's uncle/aunt other than your uncle/aunt, or your great uncle/aunt's children.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_cousin_once_removed]Wikipedia[/link] has a nifty little chart.
     
  14. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I only know my cousins as in the kids of my aunts and uncles, and that's because my Dad is a baby boomer with six brothers and sisters.
     
  15. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, MacGyver. Good memories, that. Used to watch it every single day just after noon, without fail. Didn't stop until they took it off the air.
     
  16. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I just got my first set of dice! :D

    And in other news, have a bit of a backdoor problem.
     
  17. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    :confused:

    Also, I want you to know how difficult it was to ignore a straight line like that. I mean, come on. It's like you attached a neon sign that said "Incredibly Easy Joke (Provided You're Willing to Interpret it in a Juvenile Manner)" to your post.
     
  18. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    I assume the traditional polyhedral set of RPG dice? I admit that I have a sort of bias towards that interpretation, but I can't think of another situation where someone would be excited about getting dice...

    Okay, you are going to have to explain this because otherwise various posters are going to have a Kirkesque battle with their typing hands...
    "Must - not - make - juvenile - innuendoes..." 8-}

    Well, this is a Star Wars message board, so I'll make this warning to would-be posters:

    IT'S A TRAP! [face_whistling]
     
  19. RebelJoseWales

    RebelJoseWales Jedi Knight star 3

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    Am I the only one who though "Deckard" on seeing Havac's current icon?
     
  20. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    By "back door" I meant computing, as in some nasty hacker sneaking onto your computer.

    And yes, they are the RPG polyhedral dice: d4, d6, d8, d10, d12 and d20. I got the saga rule book and I'm trying to work it all out.
     
  21. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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  22. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can see it, now that you brought it up.
     
  23. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    If icons have to be star wars themed, why has a whole plethora of food and Homer icons been uploaded? :confused:
     
  24. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    As an avid gamer, let me say congratulations! [face_dancing]
     
  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I believe the Pancakes & Waffles forum made a brief return, so those icons are akin to sport events & holiday icons that are permitted to be non-SW.
     
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