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Kings, 2009 on NBC

Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:04 pm

I never heard of this one until NBC splashed adverts all over their election coverage. Looks pretty cool, though I dont think that there is enough information is to properly pre-judge it yet. :wink:
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Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:52 am

That description is pretty vague, it's hard to get any idea what it's about.
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:46 pm

This one starts the Sunday before next. I still don't know too much about it, but the concept of warring kings in urban centers sounds pretty cool. Anybody else up for it?
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Postby The Phantom » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:25 pm

i'll probably give it a gander online after the fact. usually travelling on sundays
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Postby Liege-Killer » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:20 pm

I've seen commercials for it several times in the last week or two, but damn if I still have any idea what it's about. Note to the geniuses making these commercials for new shows: you might grab my interest if you give me some idea of the actual premise!

Anyway, if it's on Sundays maybe I'll give it a whirl. I don't have anything to watch on Sundays, since The Unit seems to fizzling out.

By the way, I find myself wondering what exactly this means:

Omphalos wrote:This one starts the Sunday before next.


The way my brain computes time, "the Sunday before next" is the same as "last Sunday." Is there something wrong with me? (I mean, specifically in this regard? :lol:)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:39 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:I've seen commercials for it several times in the last week or two, but damn if I still have any idea what it's about. Note to the geniuses making these commercials for new shows: you might grab my interest if you give me some idea of the actual premise!

Anyway, if it's on Sundays maybe I'll give it a whirl. I don't have anything to watch on Sundays, since The Unit seems to fizzling out.

By the way, I find myself wondering what exactly this means:

Omphalos wrote:This one starts the Sunday before next.


The way my brain computes time, "the Sunday before next" is the same as "last Sunday." Is there something wrong with me? (I mean, specifically in this regard? :lol:)


Nope. Something wrong with me. You just have not been around long enough to know how to translate Omphish. That means the 15th, bub. :D
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:21 pm

I'm so sorry, but that makes no sense at all. :lol:

Sunday = this (coming) Sunday, when referring to future time. Or the immediately previous one, if about past time.
Next Sunday is a week later.
Last Sunday a week before the one immediately previous.

At least the way I use them.

But then, I'm living in twenty-oh-nine. :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:56 pm

Yes. I know it makes no sense. I am joking about a fuck up I made. I should have said "the Sunday after next." The 15th. Of March.
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:33 am

Oh. I guess my Omphish is rusty, too. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:16 am

SandChigger wrote:Oh. I guess my Omphish is rusty, too. :D


So'Kay. I think you just read it wrong. You probably read the word "something" as "nothing."

Sheesh! I even lose both of the linguists. I gotta take a break from this place. :D
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Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:59 pm

Well hey, I've had a fair number of language courses over the years..... Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Old English, and who knows what else. But I don't remember seeing any classes in Omphish being offered. Is there some kinda self-study course I can take? Or have linguists even mapped out the grammar yet? :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:23 pm

Mr Teg (not a linguist by profession, though quite cunning) is the only person I know who has any field experience with the living language. Everyone else has had to make do with written records, which, as you know too well, can be less than ideal.... :P
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:14 pm

SandChigger wrote:Mr Teg (not a linguist by profession, though quite cunning) is the only person I know who has any field experience with the living language. Everyone else has had to make do with written records, which, as you know too well, can be less than ideal.... :P


That explains why Teg kept looking at me with that unknowing look on his face. And probably why he hasn't called since. :lol: Though there was that thing about the socks too. :?
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:32 pm

Yeah, he later admitted that he had glossed over that part of the pre-trip orientation materials that mentioned some of the stranger cultural traditions of the Omphalomphoi. Like the practice of sock exchange between host and guest with prior social connection....

:P
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:26 pm

SandChigger wrote:Yeah, he later admitted that he had glossed over that part of the pre-trip orientation materials that mentioned some of the stranger cultural traditions of the Omphalomphoi. Like the practice of sock exchange between host and guest with prior social connection....

:P


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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:01 pm

Maybe we need to bring in some anthropologists too?

A few psychologists wouldn't hurt either. :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:11 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:A few psychologists wouldn't hurt either. :lol:


I eat those pussies for breakfast! :D
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:10 pm

The whole wheat ones aren't bad with just a sprinkle of brown sugar. ;)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:52 pm

Preliminary Notes on the Omphalomphoi Culture:

(1) A bizarre sock exchange ritual, purpose unknown. (Symbolic of unity with others? A religious rite? Sexual overtones?).

(2) Cannibalism, particularly the eating of those who study the mind. (A way of capturing the victim's wisdom for one's self?)

(3) Various linguistic oddities, especially in regards to time marking.

Summary: an exceedingly strange culture with barbaric tendencies and some unique (and possibly psychologically unhealthy) practices. More study needed.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:22 pm

:lol: :lol:

You forgot one though:

(4) Frequently hides from children and wives behind enormous piles of books.

And the cannibalism thing is about zombies, pure and simple. A ritualistic homage, if you will. :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:33 pm

Every account of the sock exchange I've heard or read leads me to believe there are definite sexual overtones. :P
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:46 pm

Ill never betray the Teggster with the truth! Bitches!!
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:34 am

Oh, there's the truth, and then there's THE TRUTH. :P
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Postby Eyes High » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:45 am

Y'all are nuts. :lol: I like it. :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:15 pm

Hey, Lady, it's a nasty job, but somebody's gotta do it! :twisted:


:lol:
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Postby Eyes High » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:25 pm

SandChigger wrote:Hey, Lady, it's a nasty job, but somebody's gotta do it! :twisted:


:lol:


And you are just the man for me dear. :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:18 pm

Oh my! :oops:

(Let's not tell himself, shall we? wink wink nudge nudge! :lol: )
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Postby Eyes High » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:46 pm

Eyes High wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Lady, it's a nasty job, but somebody's gotta do it! :twisted:


:lol:


And you are just the man for me dear. :twisted: :mrgreen:


That's what I get for not proofreader. It should have read

"And you are just the man for the job, me dear."


LOL :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:25 am

:lol:

Today seems to be a day for sudden declarations of strong emotion. B.B. told me on Jacurutu that he hates me. :D
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Postby Eyes High » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:52 am

Well at least mine wasn't mistaken for that emotion. :shock:

Maybe we need to get back to the movie. :lol:
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