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Old 08-29-2009, 12:36 AM   #38141
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In a statement earlier today, the CEO of Awesome Obstacle Courses, the company responsible for 'Thread-Kill', said:
"Removing the victory part was the only way to get censors off our back. In retrospect, the whole paedo-ninja-radiator was too much." He then added, "We would have made a more family friendly victory sequence but 'Murder, She Wrote' came on."
Many gamers are outraged, so now they finally see how we - the mainstream media - feel about them running over prostitutes in 'Doom' and having freaky, freaky super sex in 'Mass Effect'!
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:47 AM   #38142
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Hammerite, I stayed up wa-a-a-ay too late last night trying to find this post for you (I thought it was from Catbert, but it was actually from Bastich) as it's somewhat relevant to your situation:
http://www.adventuregamers.com/forum...5&postcount=96

Well, it's relevant if you just want to meet lots and lots of girls. If you want to meet girls with whom you have things in common and with whom you could possibly have a long-term relationship, that's a bit more challenging.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:29 AM   #38144
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The performer thing doesn't really work for me. I tend to get a lot of drunken creeps trying to invade my personal space.
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I've long suspected that was the case with the Chinese character tattoos. Please indulge our curiosity with some examples of what a person thought a character means versus what it really means.
Hey, Scott. The best (or worst) recent example I can think of is from a guy on the bus who had these characters inked on his upper arm:

As soon as I read the characters, I knew exactly what he was trying to convey... except three of the four characters were used in the wrong context! He obviously just flipped through a Chinese dictionary and didn't bother checking with a Chinese-speaking person.

The first character means "work" as in something made, created or composed and the verb "to do/make" or but NOT the verb "to work".
The third character is the only correct one, it means "to play".
The second/fourth character literally means "hard" as in stiff and inflexible, not as in "with a lot of effort".

So obviously the phrase the young man was going for was "Work hard, play hard". He noticed me looking at his tat and said "Nice, eh? I bet you can read what it says!" () I complimented the excellent, professional colouring of the characters but when I told him what the characters really meant... not surprisingly, he was floored. The guy didn't seem angry, just a little embarrassed.

This is your life lesson for the day, folks. An excellent way to kill this Thread.
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Not really, Uncle Trunk.
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Hey, Scott. The best (or worst) recent example I can think of is from a guy on the bus who had these characters inked on his upper arm:

As soon as I read the characters, I knew exactly what he was trying to convey... except three of the four characters were used in the wrong context! He obviously just flipped through a Chinese dictionary and didn't bother checking with a Chinese-speaking person.

The first character means "work" as in something made, created or composed and the verb "to do/make" or but NOT the verb "to work".
The third character is the only correct one, it means "to play".
The second/fourth character literally means "hard" as in stiff and inflexible, not as in "with a lot of effort".

So obviously the phrase the young man was going for was "Work hard, play hard". He noticed me looking at his tat and said "Nice, eh? I bet you can read what it says!" () I complimented the excellent, professional colouring of the characters but when I told him what the characters really meant... not surprisingly, he was floored. The guy didn't seem angry, just a little embarrassed.

This is your life lesson for the day, folks. An excellent way to kill this Thread.
So the guy's tattoo actually said "Made stiff to play stiff"? ROFL!
Actually, that's a lot more creative and certainly more suggestive than "Work hard, play hard".
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"Cool tat, too bad it's gibberish!"
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I feel like I'm intruding on a private conversation...
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Look at the lightbulb-conservative pricks.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090830/...t-45dbed5.html
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So I'm living in a dorm now. Cool, isn't it?
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So I'm living in a dorm now. Cool, isn't it?
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I'm loving it. Still getting used to things - like shared bathrooms - but it's college, so yay.
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Is the experience as frightening and difficult as I occasionally expect?
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