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  1. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    I wasn't lumping together everyone who partakes in Danny Maff chats. It was a list of individuals who I feel consider themselves above others. There is a difference between "being the best" and "being above others." Being the best is something that is earned and deserved. Being above others is narcissism. Good. The hatchet be buried. TSM was killed off because of the rift that formed between Mike and the Maffs. Thanks, but it's over. I don't see how they qualify for the 'ur not' portion. Three quality posters. Change we can believe in? 100TH POST OF SOLITUDE I have posted from behind a veil of secrecy for too long. I now present, Xavier Cromartie: Revealed: Here I am (on the left) at a bar in Stillwater, MN, USA. The tall girl is Rebecca Epley. Here I am with my pal spricket24 at the Mall of America. And here's a grainy picture of my reflection. ~finis~ My conclusion will center around this post that Czech made: I don't know what possessed him to make this hilariously random post. After rereading it, I realized that it could be interpreted as a metaphor for my time at TSM. The midway. That's what TSM is—a traveling carnival that doesn't end. It's a place of amusement, freak shows, and carnies. The carnies in charge have their secret jargon and con the marks. I started as a mooch and developed into a sharpie. Neither is desired at a carnival. Of course I was looking for the pirate ship; the Somali pirates thread is when I started making that transition from mooch to sharpie. The line of people represents the posters who go along with whatever the carnies want them to. Indeed, waiting in line is not for me. I'm fine with wandering off on my own. The fortune teller is obviously the clairvoyant Princess Leena. I saw quickly that she could be a friend with whom the carnival would become more enjoyable. And it was. Our friendship has been an up-and-down rollercoaster at times, but our hands are still clutched. And now, I say goodbye to the TSM carnival. My goals in this thread were to vent out my lingering thoughts and ideas, to fulfill Czech's dream of a condemned poster, and to refine myself as a poster. I am completely satisfied with the results. My mind is at peace. If anyone wishes to see what I'm up to, you can find me at my blog, http://sourcedmock.blogspot.com/, or at the forum that I'll be using now, http://www.cracked.com/forums/. Farewell.
  2. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    99. Ask/chat with Xavier Cromartie. DUDE. You have NO idea. Fucking horrible offensive worthless movie. And I say that as a big fan of the original. This one literally has building-bombing terrorists who trained in Afghanistan as its heroes and the big mean ol' United States as the villain. Somehow surrounding a story about the Japanese government killing teenagers. It makes zero sense, craps all over the first film, and literally praises 9/11. Jingus's summary is pretty accurate. I've blasted America's bombing of Somalia, and so if this film were to appeal to anyone, it might be me. But, no, this film sucks badly and succeeded in reminding me what a terrible film looks like. They had a potentially good idea... Nanahara Shuya went too far and becomes the villain this time, with Kitano Shiori as the revenge-seeking heroine. The pairing idea is pretty dumb, but it's justifiable because the bigwigs saw that it worked for Nanahara and Noriko in BRI. This film could have been a great social commentary on war, government, terrorism, delinquency, and family. It starts fairly well, especially the Normandy scene. Once they get to the terrorists' safe house, it's like Vince McMahon took over the script and made it as awful as only he could. 3/10. Well, I don't see many teenage girls who aren't in Disney shows, but I did see a drunken 14-year-old with oral herpes (she was from Georgia) at my friend's wedding. I would think that the problems of teen girls (and boys) are an exacerbation of the previous generation's problems. They're worse writers, they're more obese, they're more self-centered, they're more desperate to fit in, and they have more emotional/psychological problems. The easiest way to solve these problems would be for a health revolution in the food industry. I know, people love their toxic addictive shit, but stop lying to people about what is healthy and what isn't. The USDA has to pretend that bread and milk aren't completely fucking up your body and mind because they're the cheapest way to feed an army of 300 million people, and the medical/pharma companies have to stay in business. It's all about economics, not health. Um, no. I think that the 'I'm cool, ur not' crowd is Czech, Milky, Incandenza, Agent of Oblivion, CWM, Slayer, 909, Vitamin X, alkeiper, and NYU. You agree with Hotbutter Spoontoaster? I thought that you hated him as well. I am as confused about your anti-SJK comments as SJK is. Confession: I don't read anything in the Music folder. I interacted more with Smitty and Cheech than Edwin. This reasoning doesn't make sense. You think that they would have hated a "pink" RyechnaiaSobaka? They hate you for personal reasons. Madam, that is an insult. I am incredibly meticulous. How did I get from 65 posters to 50 posters? I examined samples of all 65 posters' posts. Whether someone is or is not included in the draft is entirely intentional. I'd like to add that I initially had 909 and Nightwing (not to be confused with Nighthawk) in the draft. Then I looked at their posts... much worse than I thought. The posters who improved their stock the most when I studied their posts were The Man in Blak, godthedog, and Hawk 34. They were all going to be in the draft anyway, though. JST posts in General Wrestling. Yeah, I'm really the immature one around these parts. Come on, not you too, bro. You guys could have asked anything. Good work, chaps.
  3. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    DUDE. You have NO idea. Fucking horrible offensive worthless movie. And I say that as a big fan of the original. This one literally has building-bombing terrorists who trained in Afghanistan as its heroes and the big mean ol' United States as the villain. Somehow surrounding a story about the Japanese government killing teenagers. It makes zero sense, craps all over the first film, and literally praises 9/11.Yeah, I thought that the first one was fantastic since they gave all of the kids distinct personalities and made it more than just kill kill kill. I look forward to this absurd-sounding sequel. 98. TSM POSTER DRAFT. Basically, the criterion for picking posters in this draft is how much the poster would be missed if they suddenly stopped posting. 10 teams, 5 rounds. There were about 1,000 notable posters from which to choose. (I excluded myself.) I chopped it down to about 65 possibles and then chose the top 50 from there. I'll reveal the results in reverse order. ROUND 5 5.10 Gary Floyd - If a top-tier poster took him in as a disciple, Mr. Floyd could develop into a top-25 guy. 5.9 Battlenuts - Won't hesitate to write what he really thinks. 5.8 Toryn Abraham - Combat sports are exciting. 5.7 Smues - Offers a rare Alaskan POV. 5.6 PILLS! PILLS! PILLS! - Decent wrestling poster. Used to have a robot avatar. 5.5 Burning Pirate Ship Sex - Has the best name on the forum. 5.4 King Cucaracha - Has an appropriate signature. 5.3 HarleyQuinn - Provides information about small football schools. 5.2 Star Ocean 3 - Started some interesting threads. 5.1 RedJed - Writes a lot about wrestling. ROUND 4 4.10 bob_barron - Called out Czech in the Oscar pred thread. 4.9 JST - He takes refereeing seriously. 4.8 treble - Has written a few memorable lines. 4.7 Damaramu - Never fails to express the torment of being an OU fan. 4.6 Youth N Asia - Scanning this thread for your name? It's here! 4.5 Black Lushus - Still an Idol fan. 4.4 fazzle - Gets 9.5s (7.5s) naked. Good at WWE Fantasy. 4.3 Bored - Big time sports nerd. 4.2 Brooklyn Zoo - Seems like a fairly reasonable person. 4.1 MILPOOL__/ - Unconventional, affable fellow. ROUND 3 3.10 King Kamala Classic - Grinds out decent posts. 3.9 DCH - Useful wrestling poster. 3.8 Dandy - Makes an effort in wrestling threads and poster tournaments. 3.7 panthermatt7 - Played the role of 'thoughtful undecided voter' awesomely in Campaign 2008. Upside potential! 3.6 Shelton Benjamin outta f'n nowhere! - Great name; great light-hearted cheerfulness. 3.5 TheFranchise - Boards harder than just about anyone. 3.4 zhangmeijie - Interesting, confident poster who shouldn't have been disrespected. 3.3 Anglesault - ::RKO:: 3.2 alfdogg - Harmless contributor who knows basketball. 3.1 Art Sandusky - Come on, it's him. ROUND 2 2.10 Kinetic - Has some good ideas. 2.9 KOAB - Says a lot with only a few words! 2.8 Jingus - Y'all are too hard on him. We agree that The Seven Samurai is a 10/10. 2.7 Hawk 34 - Writes clearly and is pretty knowledgeable. 2.6 Carnival - We're boyz 4 lyfe. Funny. 2.5 snuffbox - Knows politics and throws in a dash of good humor. 2.4 godthedog - Intelligent guy who is really underrated. 2.3 The Man in Blak - Consistently makes excellent analytical points. 2.2 DrVenkman PhD - Liked by all. Good mod. 2.1 At Home - Young, but there's a brain up in that head. ROUND 1 1.10 Vitamin X - Yeah, he does express himself well. 1.9 Sensei John Kreese - I am amused by many of his posts. 1.8 Edwin MacPhisto - Happy birthday! Very eloquent. 1.7 Big Ol' Smitty - Is respectful and among the best CE posters. 1.6 Cheech Tremendous - Best thread-starter on the forum. 1.5 Hotbutter Spoontoaster - Great name. Hilarious. 1.4 Crimson G - Fantastic debater. Self-confident without being a douche. 1.3 objet petit a - Versatile, classy, empathetic, and charming. 1.2 Czech Republic - Charismatic. Has a bajillion posts and they're all worth reading. 1.1 Princess Leena - Completely misunderstood by most posters. Very observant. Offers expert discussion on a variety of subjects. Templates for replies: * You put ___ ahead of ___? * You didn't draft ___? Post 99 can be 'Ask Xavier' if there are enough decent questions. Otherwise, I will provide an alternative topic.
  4. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Forever: The Tiz. "Past her prime"? Whaaaaaat? I think that hair down to the eyebrow level looks good if one has the right hair for it. The problem is that it requires using a bunch of chemicals and sprays to keep it in place. Boo. Yay! For my poor film viewing, I want to see a film that seems like something that I'd like but then disappoints terribly. I think that Battle Royale II or Alexander will work. It shouldn't be a surprise that I'm not that into Sasha Grey. 97. Classic Threads. Yes, we've still had only five new classics since September 2006. We need some more modern classics. My nominations are the following: CE: The US Economy and Current Financial Crisis. It's a great example of TSM's ganging up on one guy (Crimson G) who dares to have a different view, except in this case the one guy handles it very well. Somali Pirates. "The Somali Pirates thread is probably the most informative/interesting thing on the whole board."[1] -The Bulb. Fucking Wisconsin. This thread idea was stolen from another forum. Sports: Who You Crappin'? Who you crappin'? Classic thread for that line and the hindsight obviousness of such a thread's failure at this forum. I tried to salvage that thread, Czech! NHB: The Pit comments on TSM's misogyny. That's so Sensei! Really funny thread. 100 Posts of Solitude. (When it's done.) The real series finale of TSM. LSD: God, I am such a fucking faggot. Funny/sad. So, me and my finocee are on "a break". Funny/sad. Man in Unhappy Marriage Gets Crush on Co-worker. Funny/sad. I had sex with my male cousin. Funny/sad. Double Pregnancies. Funny. So I just ruined two lives. Sad. GTG: He went to Jared? Delete the first three posts and it's the best GTG thread ever. Next post will be the big TSM Poster Draft.
  5. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Lauren Conrad. She's smarter than all of us. Exactly. I'm an INTJ; I care about ideas and analysis. I don't care about emotions. Cloverfield is a horror film that I did like. I don't mind them. She and Tia Bella had very pretty faces. Bee Tee Dub, although Tiffani was totally hot, she does not sincerely deserve to be honored. Suicide is murder. That's what she is. There are rare amateur gems, but I usually think of 'amateur' as ugly people and/or bad camera angles. Anywhere between ages 18–39 is acceptable. Sunny is 28 now. Any nun porn I see is with old ladies... That's not what I'm interested in. I don't know if I've seen any. I love most Indians, though. Indians and Persians are awesome. Hot. xoxo. 96. Last Graphics & Testing Grounds post: By the way, what's fashionable? I'm going to a Jewish wedding tomorrow, and so I want to express something about fashion (another one of Leelee's favorite topics). Style #1: When did this stupid look become acceptable? Oh yeah, when every egomaniacal fuck thought he was the goddess's gift to Earth and tried to show how cool and trendy he is. I hate it. Wear a collar you slob. Style #2: You fucking trash. Jeans? Ridiculous. In some situations, a good suit and shirt without a tie works. (For example, Kiriyama Kazuo's uniform in Battle Royale.) Style #3: Vastly improved. But, it's still not the best. Style 4: actual photo of the very successful Crimson G: Now there's a proper gentleman. "A vest is best." I hope that the depression will force young men to stop looking like douchebags and dress like they have something useful to offer the world.
  6. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Dead porn star Tiffani DiGivanni. This post is dedicated to her memory, because she was totally hot. I need to watch a bad film soon in order to maintain proper perspective of how good the good ones are. They're on TinyPic and work for me. I did initially search for a male model with huge thighs, but I think Mr. Podolski is more suitable. I remember now that 909 was the guy carrying the groceries. I am generally a fan of sci-fi and especially cyberpunk, and so I wanted to enjoy this film. I usually don't like horror films, though, because I find them pointless. Why is this film a masterpiece? Is it the phalli? The beginning is terribly dull. Then people are murdered one-by-one. A masterpiece should change the way I view life. 95. Last Love, Sex, & Dating Post: Porn. This folder is Leelee's specialty, and so I let her choose the topic of discussion. And the topic is: I can try, but I already made my main points about porn in post 69. I've already established that my favorite current porn stars are Sunny Leone, Allyssa Hall, and Raven Riley. I would creampie all three and hope that all three got pregnant. And I've established that I'm not interested in any atypical sexual acts. It has been a while since I last downloaded porn to my hard drive. It's archaic. I've never used torrents for porn. I use XVideos most of the time now. I'm aware of the other flash sites, but I don't like them as much. I check out a few of the others in addition to using Bing/Google video search when I'm looking for more of a particular girl. Things that I like in porn: POV, lingerie/bikinis, poolside sex, deep internal creampies, deepthroats, schoolgirls, office sluts, public sex, nuns, college/dorm sex. Things that I don't like in porn: any paraphilias, whenever the camera isn't on the girl, fat people, eating pussy (boring), solo stuff (boring), "alt porn", groups. I've read on this forum that black penises ruin the scene for some of the non-black males here. I don't agree with such nonsense. Your penis isn't black, but it isn't nine inches either. I don't see how it impacts enjoyment of the girl. I've also heard Leelee's lack of interest in sexual relations with a "dark" black male. Why does the color matter? I'd fuck the green chick in Star Trek. There are plenty of wankable black porn stars (e.g., Candice Von, Lori Alexia, Audrey James, Lacey Duvalle). Somali babes are hotties. I remember watching a Miami Hurricanes game with Jacory Harris at QB, and I thought to myself that he looked like me (because he's skinny). I'm nostalgic for some of the more gorgeous porn stars of the recent past. Tia Bella, Stacy Valentine, Kira Kener, Kiki Daire, Anita Blond, Alexa Rae, and Taylor Hayes were high-quality ladies. Nowadays I see a lot of chicks with huge tits and nice bodies but average faces. It's simultaneously surprising and not surprising that porn is still extraordinarily profitable. Pre-Internet, of course it was. You had to discreetly buy magazines and videos. Now you can find basically anything you want online for free, if you know what you're doing—I assume that most people don't. I also know how impulsive, emotional, and pathetic men can be. I saw it at that party last Saturday. (It was a fun party overall, though.) That's all that I have for now. You may add any related points that you wish to discuss.
  7. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Anna Friel, co-star of the upcoming piece-of-shit Land of the Lost. 94. Last No Holds Barred Post: Re: TSM posters who look like things. Continuation/spin-off of the poorly titled thread "TSM posters who look like things." I haven't seen a picture of the following posters, and so the following pictures represent what I think they look like. Czech Republic: Crimson G: Cheech Tremendous: Sensei John Kreese: Gary Floyd: 909:
  8. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    lol. Girl of the Now: May J. 93. Last Literature Post: Keitai Shosetsu. I read an article on salon.com about "keitai shosetsu, the so-called cellphone novel." Basically, Japanese teen girls enjoy reading very short "novels" on their cell phones. Sounds like my kind of thing! I'll review the three sample "novels" that the author (Barry Yourgrau) provided for the article. My first reaction is "what the fuck." Afterward, however, I looked at the positive message of the story. Maybe it's worth keeping an open mind if you had a horrible first impression of someone. I also could see this story as a harshly honest commentary of typical boys. The girl may be a total trainwreck, but the guy will do anything for her because she's attractive. Married after four months? Dude. I give this story a 7/10. Again, my first reaction is "what the fuck." But, then I think about the story metaphorically. The monk is transitioning from the known to the unknown. We deal with these situations throughout our lives, such as the first day of school or work or when moving to a different place. The key is when the rice ball—the last of the "known"—is gone. The monk must make a choice. It's scary, but he bravely goes ahead into the unknown. You have to face reality and do what's best, even though it may be emotionally difficult. 8/10. At first, I thought this story was going to be about sheep rape (instead of consensual sheep sex). You can't look at this story as just a guy talking to a sheep that understands him. It's about people. People always say stuff like what the guy says without really meaning it. Was it really a lot of fun? Maybe it was somewhat fun. Will he be back sometime? Questionable, at best. Will he really be in touch? Unlikely. To how many people did you say that you were going to keep in touch after high school? How'd that turn out? Even the easily misled "sheep" know that people are just being polite when they say stuff like that. 8/10. \(^ ^)/ d(-_^)good!!
  9. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Kristinia DeBarge. 92. Last Food Post: Sashimi. Nutrition is secretly the topic into which I could go into the deepest pedantic scientific details. But, no one wants to hear that stuff. You're happier not knowing how horrible everything that you're eating is. Instead, I will tell you about one of my dreams. My girlfriend-of-the-now and I will take a vacation out to California. We'll spend an afternoon relaxing at the pier with some fishing. At some point, I will get a fish on the line. It will be an exciting fight, but I'll reel it in. It will be a mackerel (no other fish is acceptable). Rather than release it, I will immediately slice off its head and tail. Then, as the saying goes, "Knife goes in, guts come out." I will check the flesh for anything unusual. And then I will devour it raw. It will be the most delicious fish I will eat in my life.
  10. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Ashley Tisdale-Cromartie. 91. Last Technology Post: Chemicals React. So, Google Wave is on the way, essentially combining e-mail and Facebook. Sounds like a success. My idea for this post is, first, to list a bunch of Internet "chemicals" that could potentially "react" in an interesting way when combined with something else. Then I'll try to come up with a few interesting combinations from the list that haven't been done yet as far as I know. (For example, "Tweeting Too Hard" is Twitter + Digg.) CHEMICALS: Twitter, wiki, YouTube, maps, news/blogs, literature, Facebook, e-mail, search, commerce, Flickr, porn, dating, music, Digg, games, torrents, forums, reviews, comments, cell phones, podcasts, Skype, computation (WolframAlpha). REACTIONS: 1. News/blogs + comments + Facebook. One of the features of Google Wave is that you can reply to each particular section of the e-mail instead of replying at the end of the e-mail or manually breaking up and inserting your comments into the e-mail. It's more like a conversation instead of a Lincoln-Douglas debate. When reading news/blogs/forums, it would be good to have this option. Maybe people would write more carefully if they expected more direct responses to each point instead of the totality of the article. Of course, commenters may totally miss the point of the article when focusing on the minutiae. 2. Wiki + Flickr. It's sort of like Google Street View, but it would be expanded to pictures of the whole world and include some information about what exactly I'm looking at. For example, imagine I want to see what Eyl, Somalia looks like. Not just the view from a road, but an organized index of every part of the city, with descriptions. 3. YouTube + wiki. Not the same as wiki + YouTube, which would be the same as #2 but with videos. In this case, I mean that YouTube could be more of a collaborative effort like a Hollywood film. People on YouTube have a variety of talents (acting, music, etc.)... get them all together and produce a great video. 4. Commerce + computation. It would be great if I could simply type in, "What's the cheapest way to purchase [item] online?" It's a step up from the current Google Product Search. 5. Dating + comments. Anyone you've dated would comment on/rate how you are as a partner. I'd expect a lot of negativity. (My profile would be all positive, though.) 6. Twitter + Flickr. Instead of asking what you're doing, it asks where you are. 7. Literature + comments. Not comments from Internet dipshits... I mean that when we're all reading our e-books, it would be nice to have interesting annotations. Basically I'm talking about merging SparkNotes into e-books. (But you could read the e-book without reading the notes if you didn't want to, of course.) 8. Forums + Skype + podcasting. A lot of people don't type well. It could be easier for them to speak a reply. The audio clip would have an automatic text transcription. That's enough from me. I'm sure that there are many more interesting combos, though!
  11. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Jessiqa "With a Q" Pace. Too hot for Monte Carlo. Lady GaGa's blue outfit in that video is hideous. 90. Last Video Game Post: TAS Review. I'm going to review a TAS of the greatest NES game ever made: Spiritual Warfare!! Part 1 Spiritual Warfare is a combination of The Legend of Zelda and the Epistle to the Ephesians. The premise of the game is that a young Christian (I believe his name is Big Ol' Smitty) must equip himself with the armor of God and use the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in order to save the eternal souls of those who have been influenced by Satan. It's coherent in Christian terms. Big Ol' Smitty begins his quest by obtaining a fruit that allows him to love from an angel. He travels underground and starts saving some souls, culminating with the salvation of the weird-hide-behind-a-rock boss (Gary Floyd). He quickly acquires the Belt of Truth, which gives him the inner strength to move heavy objects (whereas Link's atheist Power Ring utilizes the power of murdered embryos). The TAS player, tmont, does a good job of consistently getting a boost from enemy damage. Big Ol' Smitty heads downtown. tmont has to collect some spirit points along the way in order to save time later in the game, and so he saves some construction workers and douchy businessmen. This section could be slightly better optimized with a bot. He gets a key and uses the wrath of God against the bald boss who thinks he's in a handyman porn fantasy (Al Keiper). He acquires the Breastplate of Righteousness, completing Ephesians 6:14. Big Ol' Smitty travels through the airport and converts a liberal security guard. He enters the warehouse district, where REAL MEN work... and randomly fire bullets like it's Mogadishu. There's some waiting in this area; tmont probably shouldn't have taken a damage boost elsewhere. Big Ol' Smitty reaches the 'I'm above you' boss (guess who?). When tmont uses the wrath of God at the end, it makes me think this part could be done faster. He obtains the BOOTS OF WALKING. Part 2 Big Ol' Smitty traverses the Slums of Brody and walks over the hot lava. He acquires grapes that allow him not only to love, but to bring peace. He saves a few prison guards who let the prisoners rape each other and enters the cell block. tmont picks up 3 vials of God's wrath here, and it was unnecessary to do so. In the next room, we see a major glitch exploitation in the TAS. The dynamite should have killed Big Ol' Smitty, but tmont uses prayer on the exact right frame so that Big Ol' Smitty survives with half a heart and enters the Demon's Lair. The biggest problem in this game is that it uses the same music all the time, even in the Demon's Lair. Even the woefully incomplete Super Pitfall changed the music in the Dark World. It kills the mood. Appreciate good video game music when you hear it. Chrono Cross, for example, is greatly improved by its calming music. Big Ol' Smitty makes a long trek through the Demon's Lair, which is quite visually impressive with its lava and pillars. I should try editing in better audio and see how much it improves this part of the game. Finally, Big Ol' Smitty reaches Satan himself (or herself, according to 99% of TSM). Satan is unlike anything else in the game. It's a shock when you see this big, red, wild beast with an evil laugh, protected by a lava river and stone shield. I think that tmont could have completed this battle a bit faster. Eventually, the presence of God triumphs, just like in real life. God bless you all. For entertainment, I give this TAS a 7.2. That score isn't very good when you consider that I think that The Legend of Zelda TASes are worthy of scores between 9.5 and 10. The Legend of Zelda isn't much longer, but it has many more dungeons, more items, more secrets, and more tricks. Spiritual Warfare has a lot of walking and one dungeon. As mentioned before, the audio is a big problem. Satan may be more impressive than that invisible fat pig Ganon, though. For technical skill, I give this TAS a 7.9. Some other TASers would consider that score generous. I base my technical ratings on how obvious the mistakes look and the amount of time that could be shaved off. I don't think there's a whole lot of time that could be saved unless some items can be skipped. But, never underestimate the creativity of TASers. ### No post tomorrow. Big party in Minneapolis.
  12. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Adriana "I've been creampied" Lima. Those breakaway areas are a different story. With an island country, the current owners of the land (e.g., the UAE) would voluntarily give up their sovereignty over the land so that it's worth much more money. They probably wouldn't care about what the buyers do with the islands as long as the buyers pay handsomely. I don't believe Doubt is truly left to the viewer to fill in the pieces. The creator had a motivation, and he told only the actors who played Father Flynn in the play and film whether Flynn was guilty. I read this interview, and it contains these lines: 89. Last Music Post: Examination of Lyrics. I'm not super-secret enough to post intelligently about music, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. Let's look at what the 'legit' top-5 songs on iTunes are possibly about. 1. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow: a future gimmick song about how awesome/desirable the Black Eyed Peas are. 2. Sean Kingston - Fire Burnin': a dance song about a very attractive girl on the dance floor with whom Mr. Kingston wants to have sexual relations. 3. : a dance song about how attractive girls want to have sexual relations with the wealthy Mr. Pitbull. 4. Katy Perry - Waking Up In Vegas: a Vegas night is fun but it's the next day that sux! 5. Lady GaGa - Poker Face: Lady GaGa fantasizes about women while having sexual relations men. These songs are enjoyable to listen to, however. I'm not really criticizing them. I just like to hear a more meaningful message as well sometimes, such as in K'naan's songs: 1. : Somalia's fucked up but he's still a proud Somali. 2. K'naan - Dreamer: Somalia's fucked up but they can still live and dream (about being in the NFL Draft). 3. K'naan - ABCs: Somalis learn to survive instead of reading and writing. 4. : American rappers are a bunch of fake no-talent pussies. 5. K'naan - What's Hardcore?: Somalia is really fucked up.
  13. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Taylor Swift is high-class, but I'm oddly apathetic toward some of these pale girls. Girl of the Now: Sarah Shahi. 88. Last Television & Film Post: one-sentence synopses of films that I've seen recently. La Jetée (7/10) is a creative cyberpunk short film that is more artistic than philosophical. Alien (5/10) is a dull cyberpunk/sci-fi film that is overrated because of the chestburster scene. The Matrix (10/10) (rewatched) is the best cyberpunk film ever and among the greatest films in history. Superbad (6/10) is a realistic, not-terrible comedy. Star Trek (7/10) is a character introduction to a series of films that will be much better than this one. Tyson (8/10) is a very good Mike Tyson documentary that is more impactful if you don't read his Wikiquote page beforehand. Doubt (8/10) is a liberal metaphor for how George W. Bush was wrong to invade Iraq. The Interview (8/10) is an honest look at the conservative justice system. City of God (9/10) (rewatched) is about how empathy is rarely found in reality. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (7/10) is barely memorable except for the fan service at the end. Hannah Montana: The Movie (4/10) is downright horrible in the first half, slightly better in the second half, and has a mind-numbingly dumb ending. Futurama: Bender's Game (4/10) is lame spoofing. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (9/10) is a highly creative film with philosophy, spirituality, and love. Futurama: Bender's Big Score (6/10) is well-written (like always) but has a dull plot. Lord of the Flies (1963) (10/10) (rewatched) is true to the greatness of the novel, unlike the shitty 1990 version. Slumdog Millionaire (8/10) is "filmmaking neo-colonialism" but difficult not to like. Man on Wire (2/10) is perhaps the most pretentious piece of shit I've ever seen.
  14. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Come on Czech, why you gotta be like that? You're one of my favorite posters. I'm not at TRTSM. You can check all the IPs, block every proxy on Earth, purge anyone who hasn't posted, or do whatever, because I was never approved. I attempted to sign up twice in April as Xavier Cromartie and was denied both times. Girl of the Now SPECIAL EDITION: PRESENTED BY THE FRANCHISE. Taylor Swift. Tell us more about your selection, Mr. Franchise. 87. Last Sports Post: 2009 Fantasy Football Sleepers. I haven't thought about the upcoming season too much yet, but here are some guys who could easily outperform their draft positions. QB 1. Kyle Ortonsault (DEN). The Broncos may start as a rushing team, but I think that Josh McDaniels will let Mr. Orton air it out around midseason. 2. Matt Cassel (KC). They should stick with the spread, and they have good WRs with Bowe, Bradley, and Engram. 3. Shaun Hill (SF). Hill was pretty good last season when he got in. Now he has Crabtree and improved young WRs. 4. Jason Campbell (WAS). Campbell should be in 'fuck you all' mode after the trade attempts. 5. Sage Rosenfels (MIN). Talented WRs. RB 1. Cedric Benson (CIN). He's a workhorse and they've upgraded their o-line. 2. Julius Jones (SEA). Solid starter available in the middle rounds. 3. Jerome Harrison (CLE). Should develop a Leon Washington-like role, if not more. 4. LeSean McCoy (PHI). Westbrook is wearing out. 5. Michael Bush (OAK). You have to like a guy who is being described as "swift and fearsome." WR 1. Josh Morgan (SF). #1 guy, sexy pick. 2. Devin Hester (CHI). He should be more developed as a WR and has Mr. Cutler chucking it. 3. Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ). Also the #1 guy now. 4. Domenik Hixon (NYG). Surrounded by rookies and mediocre talents. 5. Ted Ginn, Jr. (MIA). Maybe he'll figure it out. TE 1. Vernon Davis (SF). If he sucks again this season, he'll never be good. 2. Dustin Keller (NYJ). He doesn't block. 3. John Carlson (SEA). Quality rookie season. 4. Brandon Pettigrew (DET). They must have big plans if they used a first-rounder on him... 5. Brent Celek (PHI). You're the man now, dog.
  15. Xavier Cromartie

    100 Posts of Solitude

    Girl of the Now: Anna Benson. 86. This futurology article seems like something that you'd be interested in: Last World (CE) Post: Seven Predictions for the Coming Age of Micronations I can see a lot of potentially bad ideas for artificial island nations as well: terrorism training, interventionist experiments, pandemic experiments, Lord of the Flies scenarios, eugenic states, Guantánamo clones, and 1984 states. But, there could, of course, be some ideas that turn out to work far better than anyone anticipated (like Wikipedia did). It might be a good opportunity for libertarianism to gain serious momentum. It will probably happen. It's highly profitable, and you can't test some of these ideas in virtual worlds or when you have to answer to another country's laws.
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