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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • If even one thing stayed the same forever, it would eventually become boring. And if you liked that thing, having it become boring would be worse than it ending.

    This is coincidentally why I think that the traditional idea of Heaven would actually be Hell. Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman put it best:

    “On Eternity:
    I mean, d'you know what eternity is? There's this big mountain, see, a mile high, at the end of the universe, and once every thousand years there's this little bird-"
    "What little bird?" said Aziraphale suspiciously.
    "This little bird I'm talking about. And every thousand years-"
    "The same bird every thousand years?"
    Crowley hesitated. "Yeah," he said.
    "Bloody ancient bird, then."
    "Okay. And every thousand years this bird flies-"
    "-limps-"
    "flies all the way to this mountain and sharpens its beak-"
    "Hold on. You can't do that. Between here and the end of the universe there's loads of-" The angel waved a hand expansively, if a little unsteadily. "Loads of buggerall, dear boy."
    "But it gets there anyway," Crowley persevered.
    "How?"
    "It doesn't matter!"
    "It could use a space ship," said the angel.
    Crowley subsided a bit. "Yeah," he said. "If you like. Anyway, this bird-"
    "Only it is the end of the universe we're talking about," said Aziraphale. "So it'd have to be one of those space ships where your descendants are the ones who get out at the other end. You have to tell your descendants, you say, When you get to the Mountain, you've got to-" He hesitated. "What have they got to do?"
    "Sharpen its beak on the mountain," said Crowley. "And then it flies back-"
    "-in the space ship-"
    "And after a thousand years it goes and does it all again," said Crowley quickly.
    There was a moment of drunken silence,
    "Seems a lot of effort just to sharpen a beak," mused Aziraphale.
    "Listen," said Crowley urgently, "the point is that when the bird has worn the mountain down to nothing, right, then-"
    Aziraphale opened his mouth. Crowley just knew he was going to make some point about the relative hardness of birds' beaks and granite mountains, and plunged on quickly.
    "-then you still won't have finished watching The Sound of Music."
    Aziraphale froze.
    "And you'll enjoy it," Crowley said relentlessly. "You really will."
    "My dear boy-"
    "You won't have a choice."
    "Listen"
    "Heaven has no taste."
    "Now-"
    "And not one single sushi restaurant."
    A look of pain crossed the angel's suddenly very serious face.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Well, I suppose they finished eating him when he was dead, but they started when he was alive.

    Note to self: Don't mess with Alcoremortis's computer cables.

  • @Iryon said: Statement A: "All the things we know came into being."
    Statement B: "Coming into being is a change of condition."
    Conclusion: "Change of condition is inherent to all the things we know."

    I once learned propositional calculus, and even though I have remembered nothing from it, I have a hunch the statement and conclusion is untrue.

  • Something REALLY freaky just happened. I was lying on my bed when my door started rattling like someone was trying to get in. I thought it was one of my sisters trying to annoy me, but I never heard anyone running away. Eventually, I got up from my bed and opened the door. Nobody.

  • @Noname215 said: Something REALLY freaky just happened. I was lying on my bed when my door started rattling like someone was trying to get in. I thought it was one of my sisters trying to annoy me, but I never heard anyone running away. Eventually, I got up from my bed and opened the door. Nobody.

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  • @Noname215 said: Something REALLY freaky just happened. I was lying on my bed when my door started rattling like someone was trying to get in. I thought it was one of my sisters trying to annoy me, but I never heard anyone running away. Eventually, I got up from my bed and opened the door. Nobody.

    When did your sisters take ninja lessons?

  • coolsome’s comes a lot closer.

  • @Noname215 said: coolsome’s comes a lot closer.

    Except that if it were coolsome's, you would have forgotten the entire incident.

  • I think my house is haunted.

  • @Noname215 said: I think my house is haunted.

    Aren't ghosts, like, immaterial and stuff? Also, if you look in the mirror and your face starts melting off, relax. It's probably not real.

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