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The usual Friday waffle - Tactical Ninja

Oct. 31st, 2008

09:16 am - The usual Friday waffle

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t_c_da just linked me to this: If the world could vote in the US election, who would be president?

OK, that's the sum total of my commentary on the US election. I'm so political!

In other news, Claudio and I watched Betty Blue - The Director's Cut last night. His comment - "That was a very long movie." The original is a good movie, but realistically adding an extra hour-and-a-half of gratuitous footage that doesn't add to the basic plot of Boy Meets Girl, Girl Goes Insane, Boy Kills Girl - is a bit much. If you're going to watch this, go for the cinema version I reckon. I take my hat off to Beatrice Dalle's acting, and I drool down my chin at Jean-Hugues Anglade, who reminds me of Dave-Who-I-Loved-Once. He does slapstick really well too.


He looks like the man on the ZigZag packet. Vis:





He also delivers talks on topics such as "Imaginative Dimension and Experiential Constructions in Hausa." (hausa being an obscure - at least to me - african language)

He are brainy. And ensures there is always chocolate in the house. And has funky orange pants. And makes Stealth Bread in the middle of the night. These things make me go Yay!

This weekend I have nothing on. It's a great feeling, to be completely free of obligation. Disclaimer here - if I actually do have something on, and I've simply forgotten, please tell me, mmk?


Question for today - if you could have any superpower you wanted, what would it be, and why?

Also, I have things for people, and will be at Fidels this evening. If you are one of the people I have things for, please drop by and divest me of your things. And say hi. ;-)

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From:bekitty
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
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And now, a statement from TMI Girl:

This weekend I have nothing on.

Really? ;)

My superpower: Taking things out of context, and then getting far away quickly enough that people don't hit me. :)
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From:victoria7
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
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I would like the ability to grant wishes. Wouldn't that be the best super-power?
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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
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That would indeed be an awesome superpower. Would you go for the literal wish granting or the what-you-actually-want-instead-of-what-you-asked-for kind?
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From:victoria7
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
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I would like to be able to discern what their wishes truly are, so that people can have their actual wishes and not worry so much about language. That way, I could grant wishes in any language! Even for kitties and people from Uruguay.

I would also like to be able to pick and choose, because I wouldn't want to be responsible if someone was really wishing for a plague of locusts.
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From:tyellas
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Hi there...I won't be at Fidel's tonight (at home giving candy to trick or treaters) but I am trying to find someone to help a friend of mine with some sheep that need shearing. I'm not sure if you're shearing any more? If you are, he'd be delighted to hear from you; if you're not, are you able to recommend anyone? Will buy you a coffee next time I see you at Fidels to say thank you!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I am currently only able to shear for people who have access to a woolshed, as my portable plant died a horrible death and costs around $3000 to replace. I'm looking into more cost-effective options but have yet to find one.

If he has access to a woolshed, I'm happy to help out. ;-)
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From:tyellas
Date:October 31st, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
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I don't think he does, alas. Thanks though!
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From:mundens
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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And that reminded me I have to get my chain-saw back from Horokiwi so tyellas can use it. Perhaps I can pop up some time Saturday, maybe after the wedding I'm attending at Old St Pauls? Which I have to check the time of, so I'll get back to you.

That is, assuming the chain saw isn't one of the things you're bringing into Fidels ? :)

And almost forgot, my super power would be invulnerability.

Edited at 2008-10-30 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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*checks handbag*

Nope, no chainsaw in there.

I will make sure it's in a prominent place in case I'm not around when you come. Feel free to turn up any time you like. ;-)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
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*nod* It's an.. engaging.. start to a very good movie. ;-)
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I would like to have the power of regeneration. Like Wolverine. Then I'd live for ages, and not have to worry about dying an unfortunate death.

Either that or telekinesis - because think of the fun that could be had tapping people on the shoulder with it.
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From:rainyk
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Flying!!! I could go anywhere I wanted and I imagine it would feel pretty amazing *daydreams*
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From:rainyk
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Man, I sound like a 10 year old sometimes ;)
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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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This is totally a 10 year old exercise! ;-)
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From:ferlengheti
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
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i have a superpower - menu fu. i can invariably pick the best thing on any menu. obviously, its a circumstancial thing, but still... pretty good.
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From:vernacularity
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
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well, there was a dio de las muertas thing, but you were only tentatively engaged as far as i recall.
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From:strude1
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Being able to Translocate and take people with me if they so wished would be an awesome super power. Think of the savings and spur-of-the-moment-ability.
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From:richdrich
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I would like precognition. And being able to fly, also.
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From:caycos
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I would like the 'superpower' of always being able to say things in a way that couldn't be misunderstood. There'd have to be a whole lot of 'context' going on, somehow, but imagine never being misconstrued...
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From:t_c_da
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I'll put my hand up for that one as well!

Think of the marital/relational bliss that would ensue...
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From:richdrich
Date:October 31st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
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Hausa is the main Nigerian language, right.

So we could send random mails saying:
"I am the brother in law of Mr Michael Cullen, ministry of Treasure in Republic of Noo Zilland. We have $38 million of misplaced dollars that we urgently need to transfer to bank accounts of honest person.

Please be sending your bank details...."


Only in their own language.
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