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Wukei

No Hope for Humanity

A baby named 4real.
Gnrlshrimp

Unbelievable. Personally I don't think it should be allowed as a name either, if only because any child with that name is doomed to the most insults in the history of humanity itself.
Wukei

Do you remember Ima and Youra Hogg?
Gnrlshrimp

Nope, but 4real still sounds much worse. It has a number in it! Replacing a word! What kind of name has a number replacing a word? And for real is an unusual enough name to start with.
J. Muller

Wow. That's just stupid. I mean, there are such things as odd names that are still good, but that's ridiculous.
Moozy

That's really, really, depressing. Seriously.
Wukei

I feel really sorry for those girls, though. Their own parents calling them that...they should have been removed by child welfare and given proper names...
Warpfire

I don't envy that child, at all. I doubt the parenting skills of someone who names their child with chatspeak.

At least he can get his name legally changed later, if it goes through...
Wukei

It costs $500 here to get a namechange. My mom's trying, but doesn't have the extra money to spend.

But at least his parents aren't TRYING to be cruel...they're just stupid.
Gnrlshrimp

Stupid really doesn't do those people justice. They are quite possibly the newest low in intelligence for humanity.
J. Muller

I had a terrible thought--what if this opens the door to all sorts of other chatspeak names? Imagine--a kid named LOL or ROFLMAO. Or perhaps Lollerblader? Roflcopter? The possibilities are endless in a Lovecraftian sort of way.
Deadly

Sometimes, for brief moments of time, the world just stops making sense.
Uberblah

Imagine what'll happen when the kid gets to school.

Teacher: 4Real Wheaton?
4R: Here.
Kids: *snicker*
4R: *embarrassed*
Nevrmore

True story:

My friend's mom used to work at a deskjob in a hospital near where we live. One day this woman came in who was in labor. I don't remember what the woman's first name was, but her last name was King. Anyway, she had the baby and you know what she named it? No-smo.

No-smo King.

I guess she looked up and saw one of the no smoking signs on the room...
Lykan

... Wow.

May I also mention that there's some person who named their kid Pilot Inspektor.

That's the actual way it's spelled, too.
Vael

Deadly wrote:
Sometimes, for brief moments of time, the world just stops making sense.

You're forgetting the World Law 1:
Anything that makes sense will be changed.
J. Muller

Lykan wrote:
... Wow.

May I also mention that there's some person who named their kid Pilot Inspektor.

That's the actual way it's spelled, too.


That's Jason Lee who named his son that. He is awesome, and that is actually a pretty cool name.
NecroPaladin

Consider the bloody video game ("Alice") designer American Mcgee. His first name is actually American.

He would have to introduce himself with "Hello, I'm American."
J. Muller

I know a guy whose mom went to see The Highlander shortly before he was born. His first and middle names are, as a result, Connor McCleod.
Damon

My friend baby sits from these kids. The parents didn't speak english so they read and box and though the same sounded pretty.

Lamonjello

Oranjello

(Lemon Jello)
(Orange Jello)
Wukei

Another no hope for humanity moment:

I was watching Christina's Court (sounded like this guy was named Cthulhu, I'm serious...)

Anyway, this guy was suing someone for getting attacked by their cat. What he did was he got down into this cat's mate's face, mimicked her sounds (which was an irritated yowl) and was surprised when her mate attacked him. Then, he didn't go to a doctor to get antibiotics, and everyone knows that a cat's mouth has plenty of germs in it that can cause problems

Christina gave this man, who was the cause of his own problems, the same as an ER visit and 2 days of lost wages. I think he should have got zip.
Moozy

I saw an article about a baby given 25 middle names.

"Joe R Smith, Maria P McDonald, and James J. R. T. P. L. F. R. .... Douglas."

Or something. Razz
Wukei

Jeez, and I thought I was being silly with Mikhail Pyotr Nicholae Archadiy...
Wukei

I found the best site ever when I was looking for the picture of "Elephants, Larger than the Moon" from Who Wants to Be A Millionaire's dumbest contestant.

http://www.bsnews.org/articles/135
Gnrlshrimp

Please stop lowering my opinion of humanity. I'm sorely tempted to go on a shotgun rampage after that.

Also, serious question...One person thinking the elephant was bigger is bad enough, but 2% of the audience thought the same, that's ridiculous! I mean, they must have at least two hundred people there, that's another 4 people! In that studio, five people thought an elephant was bigger. What is wrong with them? How can FIVE people in that studio think the elephant is bigger?

(I realise it may not be five, that's just a random rough estimate.)
Wukei

Actually, that was a satire. I don't think she asked the audience. The real answers were

a. a peanut
b. the moon
c. an elephant
d. a kettle

not d. who you calling fat?
Gnrlshrimp

Well it's not quite as bad but it's still terrible. Someone who knows what the elephant and the moon are has absolutely no excuse for getting that question wrong.
Wukei

I cop it up to nerves, but it's still funny ^.^
Gnrlshrimp

How can nerves distort your mind to the point where you consider an elephant larger than the moon? A mistake on a harder question they actually know the answer to can be put down to nerves, elephant and moon though, it's just wrong...

And moderately funny.
Wukei

she heard "b elephant" first, so thinking of it as the largest thing on the earth, she automatically thought that nothing after it would be bigger, because she was nervous

that's the logical explanation, anyway
Gnrlshrimp

I'll never understand how someone can bs so nervous as to make that kind of mistake. Then again, I've never suffered from stage fright so I don't know how bad it can get. Still seems a bit extreme though.
Wukei

well, my ears ring quite heavily when I'm nervous. Once I got pulled over by a cop. With my sis laughing so hard in the back, and my ears ringing, I couldn't understand when he asked "are those prescription lenses?" So I answered with an "I guess so..."
Uberblah

I swear. The answer was A!!! You're all morons!! *laughs maniacally and runs away*
J. Muller

What, no E. Rosie O'Donnell?

*sting*
Wukei

lol...my mom hates her. for several reasons...
Moozy

The answer is F - all of the above squeezed together! Razz
Damon

Well if your wondering, and to make any of you have a little hope in Humanity. The name 4real was rejected by the Goverment. So no numbers in our names for now.
Gnrlshrimp

It may have been rejected by the government as an official name but I bet the parents use it anyway. So I still have no hope in humanity.
Damon

Hokay

Keeell deem.
Magtok

Gah! My hope for humanity and my sanity were both crushed today!

I went from trying to get nominated onto Ye Olde Town Council (so that the AMEN invasion that I plan to launch to get revenge against those godmodders could be approved and then they woldn't be able to stop us), and then launched into a debate about a hypothetical AMEN invasion of the Town, and now those imbeciles are trying to tell me that there isn't a lot of godmodding in the Town!

I now fully understand why this forum was created. Thank you.
Damon

Magtok, I read that all. I'm so sorry for you. You are correct, and if I wasn't so lazy I would head over and put in my two cents. Infact, I will.
Magtok

Thank you. Before that blast of stupidity, I actually had some second thoughts about invading the Town. You see, I hadn't posted that much in the Town, spending most of my time in AMEN, so I wasn't exposed to the idiocy as much as most of you guys were.
Damon

There. I put my imput in the matter out there.

If I get nominated for that I'm gonna laugh. Hard.

Then say no.
Wukei

At a 7-11 where my friend works yesterday two people bumped into each other, glared at each other, then one pulled out a gun, killed the other one, then shot at the store. Luckily, no one else was harmed.
Gnrlshrimp

Are...are you...serious?
Wukei

Of course I'm serious.
Gnrlshrimp

But...it's ridiculous...a little hard to believe. That someone would shoot someone else because of something as stupid as that!

One reason why I'm glad I live in the UK...I don't have to worry about that kind of thing.
wxdruid

I've been watching the news, didn't someone ram a car into an airport terminal and cause an explosion? in the UK?
Gnrlshrimp

Nope, some random people in Scotland set fire to a jeep and crashed it into Glasgow airport, the fire was small and easily controlled and several people seen exiting the jeep were arrested. It was a poorly planned attack due to the recent hand over thingy to Gordon Brown, the new prime minister.

There were also two failed car bomb attacks in London. Basically terrorists were testing Gordon Brown, they failed, and extra security measures means there won't be any more attacks. As far as I know nobody, except one of the idiots in the jeep, was injured.
Wukei

Gnrlshrimp wrote:
But...it's ridiculous...a little hard to believe. That someone would shoot someone else because of something as stupid as that!

One reason why I'm glad I live in the UK...I don't have to worry about that kind of thing.


The problem, well, not really a problem...is that we haven't had any major murders here in Lubbock before recently. So the people are dumb in the ways they murder right now.
J. Muller

Gnrlshrimp wrote:
But...it's ridiculous...a little hard to believe. That someone would shoot someone else because of something as stupid as that!

One reason why I'm glad I live in the UK...I don't have to worry about that kind of thing.


Ah, yes. You just need to worry about a knife to the ribs.
Uberblah

Anyone here hear of the woman in Illinois that was refused at McDonald's because she used her feet to pick up her order at the drive-thru? She has a disability where her arms and hands didn't develop fully and she learned to use her feet to do just about everything. But this woman at the McD's drive-thru put the bag on the counter and slammed her hands on the counter and yelled 'I'M NOT DOING THIS!!' Now the woman is suing McD's for $4 million dollars.
Artemis

I heard about that, but how can you refuse service to someone who so obviously disabled? That's some pretty bad intollerance on the server's part.
Uberblah

The worker will definitely need to go to Tollerance Training. And McD's will probably make new/all employees do the same.
Orange Zergling

My two years on Battle.Net have made me lose all faith in humanity.

And yet, I havent quit going there yet...
Moozy

Orange_Zergling wrote:
My two years on Battle.Net have made me lose all faith in humanity.

And yet, I havent quit going there yet...

Keep in mind, most of the people on Bnet are under the age of 20... so a lot of them will change for the better (hopefully) before they get that old.

But yes, it is rather depressing just to talk with somebody on Bnet.
Orange Zergling

I've tried to quit the place several times, one being recently, but then a month later I think "Well, I'm bored, World of Warcraft is down, and I haven't played a Wintermaul in ages..." and then I'm hooked again.

Meh, I'd say their age doesn't really matter too much. Anonymity is an awful thing, it lets people do whatever they want without real consequences.

Although back when I played Ladder games there, I met someone who claimed to be a WW2 vet... he played Orc and pwned us. Very Happy
Wukei

http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp10092003.shtml

I'd say that's about what GitP has turned into...
Castaras

Wukei wrote:
http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp10092003.shtml

I'd say that's about what GitP has turned into...


Not completely.

But yeah...kinda.
Uberblah

No, that's what Town turned into. Everything else seems to be ok... but I haven't been anywhere but SMBG and FB in awhile.
Wukei

I signed onto my aohell account and was IMed by a rather rude person.

UpStartCrow22: who the fuck are you? how the fuck did you get on my buddy list?
Jigoku Kyouran: wow...I would assume anyone that used to be on my buddy list would be a bit nicer asking such a question
Jigoku Kyouran: no wonder you're called an upstart
UpStartCrow22: mmkay
UpStartCrow22: upstart crow = shakespear. read, do you do it?
Jigoku Kyouran: I don't see you on my buddylist, however.

I do read, quite a bit
UpStartCrow22: go off and die in a fire, if you please.
Jigoku Kyouran: actually, I don't please. Thank you for asking. Good evening.
Moozy

That's rather depressing.
Artemis

That was rather rude. When I used to have AOL, I'd accidentally emailed the wrong person, but all we said was "oops, sorry" and moved on. *shakes head* computers make mistakes, It's not the other person's fault. They didn't put themselves on your list. Either that person was a real jerk or having a horible day. You handled it with class, though, sorry you had to endure his idiocy.
Wukei

I don't think this guy reads, from the look of his post. At least not what he says he reads. He didn't even spell Shakespeare correctly... Nor did he capitalize a single thing.
NecroPaladin

It's people like that whom I wish were chlorinated out of the gene pool.
Artemis

He must have come from the shallow end. I can see missing a capitalization every once in a while, I do it often because my Shift key doesn't cooperate. But to completely ignore capitalization makes it look like you haven't completed the first grade.
Wukei

Artemis wrote:
That was rather rude. When I used to have AOL, I'd accidentally emailed the wrong person, but all we said was "oops, sorry" and moved on. *shakes head* computers make mistakes, It's not the other person's fault. They didn't put themselves on your list. Either that person was a real jerk or having a horible day. You handled it with class, though, sorry you had to endure his idiocy.


Actually...being facetious when you're typing doesn't go through well...but it wasn't class, it was sarcasm ^.^
Orange Zergling

In real-time environments I generally don't capitalize the first letter of a sentence or use apostrophes. I always capitalize I's, though. I will say "LOL" or "lmao" etc., because saying "hahahaha" always sounds like a mocking laugh, in my opinion.
Wukei

That's why I use heheheh.
NecroPaladin

I go for the evil laugh. Bwahahah and Mwahahah.
Wukei

Update on 4real:

Baby '4Real' named 'Superman'
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070808/od_nm/newzealand_name_odd_dc
Timberwolf

Given what I've been doing for a course over the last year, I have an insight on really daft names and, every now and again, I get thrown a curve.

My favourite so far is Blu, as in Blu Tack, the universally handy sticky stuff for putting up posters when you don't want to use drawing pins
Wukei

At least 'Blu' sorta sounds like a name...an animals name, yes, but still a name...
Pwenet

That kid is going to need some serious therapy most likely when he grows up.

I will not be surprised him changing his name as soon as legally possible.
Wukei

He better hope he has enough money. My mom wants to legally change her name, but she doesn't have the $500 to change hers.
Lykan

I think that'd be something anyone would be willing to work for, even if he doesn't have the money at first.
The Chilli God

Hm, odd. I didn't know that the Australian Marriages Office extended over to New Zealand as well.
Either that, or the couple has moved since those two months ago.

*Is Ashamed*
Wukei

Christian--the secretary for a club my mom's in--called my mother today and she spoke of how she didn't wish to be treasurer anymore due to her medical problems. She told him she was having trouble remembering things so he took that chance to make fun of her. She hung up on him, but he continued calling back to harrass her. Due to this, she is not interested in being in the club anymore.

I was in the other room napping when I heard her crying. I rushed in and tried to comfort her, trying to figure out what's wrong. While she was explaining the situation Christian called again. I told him she wasn't interested in speaking with him, and to not call again.

I just wonder how so many people can be rude.
NecroPaladin

There are, and always will be, people like that.

I just get over it and remind myself that I'm better than them for not stooping to their level.
Xaspian

A while back when we were watching Harry Potter &TOotP, when Cho Chang first spoke on screen, the following was heard from a girl in the row behind me and my friends:
"I didn't realise they had Chinese people in Scotland"

So yeah, no hope and all that.
Orange Zergling

While it didn't happen to me, I've seen multiple other Warcraft III modders claim to hear some variation of the following while mapping at a cybercafe or coffee shop or somesuch:

Stranger: What DotA is that?
Mapper: Look, not every map is a DotA variation, okay? It's an unrelated AoS.
Stranger: What's an AoS?

Very few people will understand this. Thus; Yay explanations!

No hope for mapmakers. =S
Moozy

I actually found DotA pretty fun when I was playing it with friends. I figured I might as well try it, since half the games up are usually DotA. But then I played a DotA game that had some other random people in it...

No. Just no.
J. Muller

I was in the Houston airport recently (which was an experience--everybody who worked there must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed that day or something), and while I was standing in line for the security checkpoint, there was a bunch of people in front of us who were part of a volunteer group. On the back of their shirts was a dictionary-style definition of the members. One of the lines read: "An expert in the field of unskilled labor."


On the subject of Warcraft, I had this conversation with someone shortly before WoW came out:

(I was talking with this guy and one of his friends about MMORPGs, mostly Runescape because we were about that age at the time.)
Me: *mention something about how I might pick up WoW when it came out*
Him: What? That came out a few years ago, dude.
Me: ...No, World of Warcraft. It hasn't come out yet.
Him: No, it's already out. They're making a sequel, though.
Me: No, It's not out yet. They're only just starting the closed beta.
Him: Exactly! Beta means two! It's a sequel!
Orange Zergling

Moozy wrote:
I actually found DotA pretty fun when I was playing it with friends. I figured I might as well try it, since half the games up are usually DotA. But then I played a DotA game that had some other random people in it...

No. Just no.


It's the bare bones of an AoS, nothing special whatsoever. And only like 15 out of their, what, 88 heroes are worth playing? IMO...

Quote:
No. Just no.


Even with friends.
Wukei

The guy that I told not to call mom? He won't stop calling. I answered the phone this morning and he hung up before I could tell him not to call again, as I told him the first time...I hate having to repeat myself...
NecroPaladin

Something sounds a little bit...off about that guy. I would suggest avoiding him at all costs, or at least finding some way to block his number. I hear you can do that now.
wxdruid

I have a land line and a cell phone. I don't usually answer the land line as I only got it for my internet. I let the answering machine get it. This guy is probably looking to irritate you, if you don't answer the phone he doesn't get part of what he wants. Let your answering machine pick up all the calls, that way you can screen them if you don't have caller ID.
Wukei

We don't have an answering machine.
wxdruid

It would be your easiest cure the problem and the easiest way to screen phone calls. The second choice (and one my dad preferred) was if he keeps calling many time in a row, unplug the phone. The phone is there for your convenience, not that idiots.
Orange Zergling

If it gets bad enough, bring it up with the authorities. I don't actually know for sure if this counts as harassment, or at least enough so to warrant legal intervention, but it's worth a try.
Wukei

It's harrassment if they call once after you've told them not to call again.
Lykan

An excerpt from the HowStuffWorks article "8 Outrageous Lawsuits"

Quote:
In July 2004, two teenage girls in Colorado baked cookies and delivered them to their neighbors. But the door-knocking apparently scared Wanita Young, who had an anxiety attack, went to the hospital, and sued the girls' families. A local judge awarded Young almost $900 for medical expenses but denied her half-baked demand for nearly $3,000 in itemized expenses, including lost wages and new motion-sensor lights for her porch.
DeBunny

Good god.
More of this sue happy nonsense.
Tuttut.
Wukei

I HATE the RETS technical center commercials...

the most current?

Girl #1: "Great, Ms Perfect just walked in..." *walks over to her* "hey! you're still training..."

the one before?

Girl #1: "Oh no...look who just walked in?  She always had her life together..."


Why do they like to show how two faced people can be?
Sophistemon

This makes my brain hurt.
Vael

Ah yes. You have to love the Phelps.
Quite a few people do, actually.
Moxie

Many quote Leviticus for the gay thing, but it goes through a whole mess of things before it even touches the subject in a brief phrase then goes on about animals. A few of which I actually snorted with laughter upon reading.
Orange Zergling

A while ago, I met... two people on a site who essentially said that any society that does not behead homosexuals for being homosexual is barbaric and primitive.

I still regret not laughing in their faces.
Wukei

okay, I'm Christian.  I intend to become a minister.  I don't understand homosexuality and some other things.  However, Jesus preached equality and loving your neighbour and not judging them because it was God's job to judge.

Why do these people think they're God's equal?  If I remember right, the last person that thought that got thrown out of heaven and marked for eternity...
Nevrmore

*quietly listens to "God Thinks" by Voltaire...*

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