longstrider42

longstrider42

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3 years ago @ Mark Reads - The new Mark Reads sch... · 0 replies · +7 points

I had not thought about your availability for commenting. I guess that makes sense.

Thanks for the reply!

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - The new Mark Reads sch... · 0 replies · +2 points

I can see that.

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - The new Mark Reads sch... · 4 replies · +3 points

Why would videos be any more of a problem for JS&MN?

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - The new Mark Reads sch... · 2 replies · +16 points

Have you considered having one site post M/W/F and the other Tues/Thurs/Sat? It would be the same amount of work per week, but would get us your wonderful content on different days rather than piling it up on the same days.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +5 points

The ritual I know for saying the name of the Scottish play is as above except it's salt over the shoulder and omits the swearing then waiting to be invited back into the building.

Note that it is only saying the name when the word it not part of the action onstage. So no ritual needed if you are rehearsing the Scottish play itself or one of the many other plays that reference it.

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +29 points

While I was on foreign study in Lancashire, I went to several of the comic/gaming shops in the area. I was afterwards told that PTerry had visited them and that one of them in particular was the basis for a great deal of the specific parody for this bit. It describes that shop almost too accurately for comfort..

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +7 points

Can you explain this? My google fu has failed me.

3 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 1 reply · +11 points

Was coming here to say exactly this. Homeopathy (the dilution of a poison to the point that only the 'essence' remains and then consuming that dilution to cure the original ill) is pure bunk and substantially different from folk/natural medicine. At the time homeopathy was originally invited drinking was was effectively pure water was likely be better for your health than most of the official cure proscribed by doctors at the time (bleeding, mercury & other heavy metal based cures, etc) so it could well look like it was working. Vaccines and various anti-venoms sort of vaguely work on this principle, which allows people to point to modern medicine and say 'see see! homeopathy works!!!11!!1!!' which further perpetuates the bunk.

Folk/natural medicine is a wonderful place to start searching for active ingredients (see what others have said about aloe and willow bark).

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - The official viewing o... · 6 replies · +2 points

Copying and pasting from the survey in regards to 1x14 and 1x17:
Rationale: Guvf zbirf Jnyxre Fzvgu'f yvar gb Tnevonyqv: "Jngpu lbhe onpx" pybfre gb gur svanyr, naq vg zbirf Qryraa'f hfr bs gur gevyhzvanel va "Yrtnpvrf" nsgre "Onolyba Fdhnerq" jura fur erprvirf vg.

4 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Alias': ... · 1 reply · +5 points

I'm trying to figure out why Mark thinks there isn't a fourth option in regards to Emily & Arvin, that someone is faking one of the other options to muck about with his head. I haven't watched the Mark Watches video, I have watched all of Alias, but it has been several years. I remember that's what I thought was going on at this point in the series.