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19 September 2008

what was I going to ask you guys? [More:]

Seriously, there was some really good question I had for MeCha, that I couldn't figure out the other day and even mentioned to mr. lfr... and he was like "why don't you ask your internet friends?" and I was like "OMG BRILLIANT!"

and now I've forgotten. Blah. It was something Apple related I believe but I can't even recall enough to be certain.

This thread is now available for random questions.

I'd blame getting older, except that sadly, I've been this forgetful since birth
If you're playing Mah-johnng online and you realise early on that, because of a previous move, the game's become unwinnable, do you carry on playing until you can go no further or do you start a fresh game?
posted by essexjan 19 September | 16:02
heh, that's an easy one jan - I almost always start over. I'm not a mah-jonng player but I'll do this playing chess or solitare, unless I feel like I can learn anything new strategically from the "dead" game.
posted by lonefrontranger 19 September | 16:11
Is the long dash — taking the place of the semi-colon?
posted by TheophileEscargot 19 September | 16:15
I was born with a semi-colon. For me, every trip to the bathroom is a very long dash, indeed.
posted by Atom Eyes 19 September | 16:40
EJ you must be talking about the kind of online Mah-jonng where you match up tiles? It's different from the other one, the kind where you get together with 3 girlfriends, some iced tea and popcorn, which I recently learned to play and now have a regular game. This is a great source of amusement to my brother and sister, who give me no end of grief about playing an old lady game, but OMG is it ever fun and challenging. I haven't found a place to play the real game online but I'm sure there must be sites. Anyone know of a good one?

Could this possibly be evolving into a mah-johhg thread????
posted by Kangaroo 19 September | 16:44
What's the e-mail address where I can paypal you all my money, ThePinkSuperhero?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 19 September | 16:54
I was born with a semi-colon. For me, every trip to the bathroom is a very long dash, indeed.


Okay, I admit I laughed out loud. At work.
posted by small_ruminant 19 September | 17:02
Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?
posted by Meatbomb 19 September | 17:38
Why are there so many songs about rainbows?

And what's on the other side?
posted by jason's_planet 19 September | 17:41
Was your question something like:

Dear Bunnies. . .as you remember, I ran an iPod through the wash and it did not work afterwards. Do you think that it not working was just bad luck or do you think that going through the wash could have been the true cause of it quitting to work. Also, do you think that whether it has a little spinning disk, as opposed to a Flash chip, would make a difference?

(just trying to help jog your memory)
posted by danf 19 September | 17:41
And what's on the other side?

What happens over the rainbow stays over the rainbow.

(a fridge magnet I bought recently)
posted by danf 19 September | 17:46
Why are there so many songs about rainbows?
I blame RJD.
posted by Wolfdog 19 September | 17:52
"How can I connect my this bizarre LCD projector to my macbook?"

Is that what you were going to ask? Because if so, we're TWINS! (i got my answer--i need a converter VGA/Mini-DVI or some such shit. someone in my neighborhood is gonna loan me it)
posted by Stewriffic 19 September | 18:31
Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

That would explain the red lampshade I found in the bathroom this morning.
posted by trondant 19 September | 18:38
thanks danf, but the naNO has magically resuscitated itself! so no, it wasn't that, tho I appreciate the insight.

damn. damndamndamn fucknoodles and it really was a good question too.

Stewriffic: HA! no, though I can imagine Radio Shack has what you need.

trondant: hee! and why in the name of Dog is the phrase "red lampshade in the bathroom" suddenly sounding OMG SO DIRTY!!!11 to me...?

here, have some mac-related lulz while I continue to cogitate on this.
posted by lonefrontranger 19 September | 18:51
What can I do with a bottle of hazelnut syrup? || lipstick