Huh. I know you absolutely panned the movie, but the concept of a non-deific Hercules is waaaaay more interesting to me that another CGI-fest monster-bash. And Tropes are Tropes for a reason - they're effective. Based on the spots, I wasn't going to see this; now I just might. » 7/26/14 3:39pm Saturday 3:39pm

Any yoghurt or "fil", of which Kefir is one, will have almost no lactose; you'd have to eat litres to trigger a reaction. Same with any aged hard cheese, which are the good ones anyway - a good cheddar or jarlsberg won't affect you at all. It annoys the shit out of me when self-diagnosed people pretend they can't eat… » 7/19/14 1:29am 7/19/14 1:29am

The simulation argument is also valid for a creator - ie eventually, any advanced civilization will either die out, or create universes (computer simulated ot otherwise). The odds that we are the very first civilizaton ever in the history of the universe is, probability-wise, unlikely. Hence, there are slightly better… » 7/17/14 10:52am 7/17/14 10:52am

Huh. I have this, I just realised. It's nowhere near as severe as it's described here, and it's a mental ticker-tape, not actually coming from peoples mouths. But, I have always had a mental tape (which looks like the letters from a Speak-and-Spell) running through my brain. when I hear words. Also, awesome at… » 7/06/14 11:24am 7/06/14 11:24am

I've been to Magaluf; it's probably real, sadly. When I was there there was a girl standing by the mens toilet queue soliciting people for "a quick shag". She was having a competition with her friends who could sleep with the most men on their holiday, and she just decided to go all in. She told me next day she had 21… » 7/04/14 6:28am 7/04/14 6:28am

It's basic executive politics - if the show is a stunning success, it's the old executive that gets the glory. If it's aired, and it's a failure, it's the new executives fault for not "correcting" whatever was wrong with it (and meanwhile, the old executive can say the new executive "meddled" with their vision for the… » 7/01/14 12:21am 7/01/14 12:21am

That is in fact exactly it - it started out as a mere representation of a hammer, but the act of naming, of writing something, gave it mystical power in Norse times; it made it "more real". So, the representation of the mystical hammer was actually turned into a "real" mystical hammer by the writing, lending it more… » 6/30/14 11:39pm 6/30/14 11:39pm

I learnt that a majority of people will always misinterpret sarcasm when I wrote for my college newspaper. I wrote a shockingly stupid "letter", where the fake author spouted some of the most sexist clichés you have ever read in such an obviously dunderheaded way that I felt sure noone would take it seriously, and… » 6/30/14 5:03am 6/30/14 5:03am