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Forum: The Internet 10-08-2016, 06:28 PM
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Posted By hot_pastrami
Thanks for the detailed instructions! I'll see if...

Thanks for the detailed instructions! I'll see if I can master the process with any success.




Well, I do have such a surplus of non-fiction topics, my "write about this someday" folder tests...
Forum: The Internet 10-08-2016, 06:13 PM
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Posted By hot_pastrami
I can understand that view. But if you cannot...

I can understand that view. But if you cannot find someone to be a podcast partner, you could have your one voice be a host who interviews third parties, and let them be the other voices. A variation...
Forum: The Internet 10-07-2016, 11:56 AM
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Posted By hot_pastrami
I have a pretty good setup nowadays, though it...

I have a pretty good setup nowadays, though it doesn't look like much. I invested in a nice mic, and I tacked soundproofing pads all over the inside of an underutilized closet, and it acts as a...
Forum: The Internet 10-07-2016, 09:57 AM
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Posted By hot_pastrami
So far only the former; a narrator (sometimes me)...

So far only the former; a narrator (sometimes me) reads the article, and then I adorn it with music and sound effects. I've tried to tinker with the latter, but people have proven surprisingly...
Forum: The Internet 10-06-2016, 10:33 PM
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Views: 1,134,759
Posted By hot_pastrami
Sounds like you've been killing it, Clod! Way to...

Sounds like you've been killing it, Clod! Way to exist.

Also from a selfish standpoint:

--I've mostly been writing. I won a Sydney award from the NYT and a Golden Giraffe from The Browser,...
Forum: The Internet 10-06-2016, 07:59 PM
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Views: 1,134,759
Posted By hot_pastrami
You should get that looked at before it develops...

You should get that looked at before it develops into something chronic, Clodfobble.

So what did I miss (apart from all of you fine humans)?
Forum: The Internet 10-06-2016, 07:12 PM
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Posted By hot_pastrami
*waves*

*waves*
Forum: Home Base 05-12-2015, 06:00 PM
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Views: 16,568
Posted By hot_pastrami
So what did I miss while I was briefly away? ...

So what did I miss while I was briefly away?



No, but I had the foresight to bring along my patented semi-circular cough tube, the CornerCough (TM). Call the number on your screen in the next...
Forum: Home Base 05-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,568
Posted By hot_pastrami
Unhand me, you knaves. *cough*

Unhand me, you knaves.

*cough*
Forum: Cellar Meta 10-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
Yay! When you get it, be sure to check out the...

Yay! When you get it, be sure to check out the acknowledgments page. While the Cellar is complimented in general, you are named specifically... in a way. Heh.
Forum: Cellar Meta 10-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
Wow, thanks! That means a lot. The book's sales...

Wow, thanks! That means a lot. The book's sales have been pretty mediocre, but it has been very well-received despite that. All 16 reviews on Amazon are 5-stars. If only I were clever and crafty...
Forum: Home Base 09-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,195
Posted By hot_pastrami
Bessie, Paul, Leona, Russell

Bessie, Paul, Leona, Russell
Forum: Home Base 09-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By hot_pastrami
The Kindle uses e-paper...

The Kindle uses e-paper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper), which is essentially a densely-packed array of tiny beads that are black on one side, white on the other. Each tiny bead is...
Forum: Cellar Meta 09-04-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
Yes... or you could just send me $10 and I'll...

Yes... or you could just send me $10 and I'll send you one of my extra copies. Whichever you prefer.

If you ask nicely, I may even rub the book on my undeodorized armpits to give it a...
Forum: Cellar Meta 09-04-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
I live here only because I was born here and have...

I live here only because I was born here and have not yet moved away--I'm pretty close with my family and have lots of friends, so my dislike for the culture is outweighed by those factors. The...
Forum: Cellar Meta 09-03-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
I could send you one, I'd just need an address. ...

I could send you one, I'd just need an address. And a big, wet, sloppy hug.
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 09-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By hot_pastrami
I have never even tried an MMO game for fear that...

I have never even tried an MMO game for fear that it would consume my life. These days I am much too sensitive to distraction to risk it.
Forum: Cellar Meta 09-02-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
Thanks everybody! You guys are the best. Way...

Thanks everybody! You guys are the best. Way better than those other guys on other sites that are only OK.
Forum: Philosophy 09-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,301
Posted By hot_pastrami
I was recently listening to the episode of...

I was recently listening to the episode of Radiolab where they discuss human memory (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2007/06/08), and in one segment a neurologist was explaining how...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 09-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By hot_pastrami
What game(s) are you most looking forward to?

I have recently rekindled my love for gaming; probably as a result of my overall lack of ambition these days. They're a nice alternative to reality. Two games in particular excite me at the moment:...
Forum: Home Base 09-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,839
Posted By hot_pastrami
I very recently achieved my lifelong ambition...

I very recently achieved my lifelong ambition (publishing a real book that appears in real bookstores), but I have been too unhappy with the rest of my life to really enjoy the moment. Blah. I...
Forum: Cellar Meta 08-31-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
I am indeed the founder of the aforementioned...

I am indeed the founder of the aforementioned site... much to my alternating chagrin and delight (gah, I think I channeled Suess there for a moment). Damn Interesting is big fun and quite rewarding,...
Forum: Cellar Meta 08-31-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,016
Posted By hot_pastrami
Acknowledgments

Hey all,

I still do hang around the ol' Cellar from time to time, though I seldom add my verbiage to the discussions these days. I find that I spend so much time writing that it's become more of...
Forum: Nothingland 01-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,791
Posted By hot_pastrami
Those were the good old days... ...

Those were the good old days...

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Forum: Nothingland 01-20-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,791
Posted By hot_pastrami
Nah... I'd consider it if I was mystified as to...

Nah... I'd consider it if I was mystified as to the cause, but in this case I am largely aware of reasons for my lack of happiness. For all practical purposes, I know how to fix it, but it would be...
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