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bellecs:

Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films

The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:

  • Legend (1985) 
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • The Secret of Nimh (1982) 
  • The Neverending Story (1984)
  • Red Sonja (1985)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Return to Oz (1985)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Krull (1983)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Dark Crystal (1982)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • The Beastmaster (1982)

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fuck-i-just:

Next time a blocked number calls you answer like this: “Jim’s whore house. You got the dough, we got the hoe.”

Why does this not have any notes?

lol no “Nashville sperm bank, you squeeze it we freeze it. how may I help you?”

“Henderson’s Morgue, you stab em, we slab em, this is Eight Ball speaking.”

“Texas crematorium you kill ‘em we grill ‘em how can I direct your call?”

The first house I shared with friends after college was called “The House of Ill Repute,” and we answered calls accordingly. Except if it was a telemarketer, and then my roommate would say “Aimee’s Bar & Grill,” which actually convinced most of them they’d misdialed a business.

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Filed under random memories life house of ill repute

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What’s up with “lay” and “lie”?

theyuniversity:

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Few topics in grammar and usage inspire as much dread and confusion as lay vs. lie. This post will allay your fears.

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Need even more examples? Here you go:

  • When I get home, I’m going to lie in the hammock and relax.
  • In which room should I lay the new rug?
  • Yesterday, my dog lay on my lap and took a long nap.
  • Jim has lain on the sofa since noon.
  • Every night, Finn lies on his bed and sleeps inside his sleeping bag.

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schmendrick-the-magician:

endless list of favorite films: Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
”Serve God, Love me, and mend.

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Filed under much ado about nothing love this film

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Spurred by science fiction and pop culture, we assume that the main superintelligence-gone-wrong scenario features a hostile organization programming software to conquer the world. But those assumptions fundamentally misunderstand the nature of superintelligence: The dangers come not necessarily from evil motives, says Bostrom, but from a powerful, wholly nonhuman agent that lacks common sense.

(via Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education)

oupacademic:

Spurred by science fiction and pop culture, we assume that the main superintelligence-gone-wrong scenario features a hostile organization programming software to conquer the world. But those assumptions fundamentally misunderstand the nature of superintelligence: The dangers come not necessarily from evil motives, says Bostrom, but from a powerful, wholly nonhuman agent that lacks common sense.

(via Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Filed under philosophy speculative fiction technology

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do-not-touch-my-food:

Deep Fried Pickle Poppers

STOP IT

THATS ILLEGAL IM CALLING THE POLICE

Brandon and I made these tonight and y’all?  It’s like a fried pickle and a mozzarella stick had a baby in my mouth.  IN MY MOUTH, Y’ALL!

This is the day when Tumblr conspires to show all the Oklahoma state fair food to me and make me want to eat it all. 

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