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Huh, I didn't know that

Discussion in 'All-Star Threads' started by McDermott, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. untouchable

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    Despite weighing 150 pounds I've never lost a beer chugging contest. As long as it's just one beer, I can put that beer down faster than anyone I have ever met.

    I'm still in college, but when I retire I plan on smoking weed every day. Hopefully it will be legalized.

    I haven't read a full book since the last Harry Potter came out, but I secretly love to write.
     
  2. 3Setsof10

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    I can clap with one hand
     
  3. crumpet

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    Also always been more of a lurker than a poster.

    I can read words backwards about as easily as forwards..it's like some bizarro reverse dyslexia. Not useful in the slightest, but, it always keeps me entertained on the subway.

    I did rhythmic gymnastics for a long time when I was younger, but was too embarrassed to explain to people that I didn't do "real" gymnastics. This subsequently backfired on me when a friend entered me in some handspring contest and I failed, both humiliatingly and miserably in public.
     
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    I'm an Applied Math major, about to finish from a good university in a little over three years, and the only thing it has really taught me is I want absolutely nothing to do with math after graduation.

    I can name every country of the world, every state capital, every president, and am working on World Capitals. This is due to my obsessiveness with the site Sporcle, which I check and do the daily quizzes for literally every day.

    I used to be an avid Wikipedia editor, a skill which I used to get in contact with three of my favorite authors to edit pages for their books. One of these authors sent me a signed copy of his book, which is probably my most prized possession (as a hint, and so I don't explicitly tie myself to this, he's a huge selling Portuguese author). I also had entire paragraphs that I had written in another's Wikipedia page (a well-known marketing author -- especially around here) essentially plagiarized in Fortune Magazine.

    And it's now well past the middle of the night and I'm semi-procrastinating writing a six-page paper on Psycho that is due at 1 PM tomorrow.
     
  5. Currer Bell

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    Probably the most interesting thing about me is where I've been. My dad was in the Army, so I got to live in Panama and Germany. Then I had a government job for 4 yrs that gave me the opportunity to travel to some pretty cool places, from Ecuador, to Nigeria, to the Phillippines. Almost as cool as the places visited were the bits of my govt agency I got to glimpse during that period. It was some of the best times of my life.
     
  6. The Village Idiot

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    In a strange way, the most interesting thing about me is how uninteresting I am. I have a look and demeanor that every undercover agent the world over would love: everything about me is so exceedingly average that it renders me completely forgettable.
     
  7. SaintBastard

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    My parents wouldn't let me play competitive sports until high school, so I took up martial arts instead. If ninjas ever break into your home and kill your family, I can teach you Kungfu so you can retaliate.
     
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    Like the Mexicutioner, I too am a huge pro wrestling nerd.
    I can name every US President in order in under 1 minute, and know all sorts of minutia about the Presidents.
    I'm a classically trained opera singer.
    I can play the piano, trumpet, and baritone horn (although my skill have diminished quite a bit in the last few years).
    Despite being quite the cracker-ass cracker, I destroyed a semi-known local rapper in a freestyle rap battle.
    I ran the 40 yard dash in 4.9 seconds and a 6 minute mile in high school- I was 6'1" and 270lbs.
    I was in a TV commercial for my (private Christian) high school.
    I destroy everyone I know in SNL Trivial Pursuit.
     
  9. CoolHandPete

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    I'm 6'7", pasty white and skinny, and I can dance. I'm usually that guy in the middle of the circle at weddings. I know. I'm sorry.
     
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    I am a published poet, with my poetry having to deal with romantic love and emotions and other things that are not necessarily talked about in a locker room.
     
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    I just wrote a novel.

    True, it's terrible. But still, 50K words in a month is harder than you think.
     
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    I am 6'8" 340 pounds, some people find me extremely intimidating (especially girls) which sucks. I have been told by my friends that i am the nicest person they have ever met. I have not been in a real fight since the 7th grade. The only people i have problems with are the people who, as someone put it before, sprout beer muscles.

    I am overweight, but not as much as you may think. People usually guess my weight to be around 265 or less. People always think that because i am big i am slow and lazy, when in fact i walk fast, wont hesitate to run, i play sports whenever the opportunity arises.
     
  13. Backroom

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    -I was born 11 weeks early at 2 pounds 15 ounces
    -God damn do I love (female) gingers
     
  14. JohnQ

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    I'm what could be considered a "late adopter" of most technologies and trends. I refused to own a cell phone until about 3 years ago. I didn't get on myspace or facebook until long after they'd gotten uncool with anyone I knew. I had a modern sports car that I learned how to reprogram the fuel-injection for, and then promptly traded it for an old muscle car with carburetors. Everyone I know has an xbox, ps3, or Wii...but the last game system I owned was a Sega Genesis. I did, at least, just buy an Iphone. Considering how long they've been out, I'm a bit late to the party. I mostly just use it as a phone, and as an mp3 player. What a waste of so many features.

    This wouldn't be unusual or anything except I have a computer science degree, frequently work in the IT field, and was first introduced to an internet browser by a friends dad at the university of champagne/urbana when the original version of mosaic first came out in the early 90's. I asked where Usenet was.
     
  15. thevoice

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    - I'm a radio broadcaster and have been for professionally for three years now. However my journey into broadcasting was somewhat abnormal. My guidance counselor (wrongfully) told me that there was only one Broadcasting School in B.C. that was even worth my time. When I was unable to get into B.C.I.T. I took (what I thought) the next best option. I applied and got accepted into the Applied (Print) Journalism Program at Kwantlen University College. The entire time I was there, I resented the program and merely saw it as 'something to do' until I gain more experience for B.C.I.T.

    It was during this phase of seemingly uninspired writing that I won a scholarship through the Jack Webster Foundation for writing the best essay on why Journalism was my passion. Even at the Awards Dinner I felt out of place. Rather than embracing my own accomplishment for what it was, I was more excited for the open bar.

    If I had known then what I know now, I would have done much more writing and applied for even more scholarships. Now I can't get enough of it. Not to mention the fact that being able to write well for radio has truely helped me further my career.

    Other things that many may not know about me:

    - I'm an above average golfer (10 handicap)

    - I have an eye condition called congenital occular fibrosis. It was passed on to me, from my father who's case was much less severe than mine. I had two surgeries when I was young, but they were not the least bit successful in correcting the muscle tissue in my right eye. I had several doctors warn me that, "playing sports was not an option, you'll never drive a car, and you may want to choose a career that doesn't involve lots of eye contact." I've proven the doctors wrong in all three areas and I take more pride in that, than any other accomplishment of mine.
     
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    I'm a screenwriter in my spare time, and have had a number of short films (varying in quality) produced, and have a few features in the works if the producers can get their financing together. Not much yet, but I've got an IMDb listing anyway.

    As far as my day job, despite being perfectly easy to describe, I haven't been able to figure out if what I do would apply to any other company but the one I currently work for.
     
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    I almost became a Jesuit priest (for you non-Catholics, the Jesuits are a religious order within the Catholic church, often referred to as "the educators of church" because they administer and teach in a variety of high schools and universities, (e.g,, Georgetown, BC, Marquette are all Jesuit schools) and they have also been referred to as "the defenders of the faith" (they played a pretty big role in the Inquisition). My senior year of college, I applied, was given a battery of psychological assessments as well as IQ tests, interviewed, and was accepted. Obviously, I didn't enter the order. Ironically, today I'm barely a C&E (Christmas and Easter) Catholic. Over the years, I grew to have a great disdain for organized religion in general. I always believed in God, I just never had the "right relationship" with Him. For me, that's the difference between religion (a man-made construct) and spirituality (the God-given awareness of His presence within me, and my ability to cultivate my relationship with Him, i.e., spiritual growth).

    Disclaimer: This is not intended to incite religious debate, argue for the existence of a Supreme Being, nor convert anyone. It's just part of my life story.
     
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    I broke my Scapula falling off my bike while stopped at a light & I ruptured my Patella Tendon dancing to "Pour Some Sugar On Me".

    I have a fine art degree but my career involves mathematics and programming.

    I have seen one band over 200 times, another over 100.

    The only meat I eat is Bacon.
     
  19. Coquette

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    In high school and into college, I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT.

    My original career path was pre-med, and when I was in 8th grade, I wrote a letter to the CDC declaring that I was going to work for them as an epidemiologist and discover the cure for AIDS. This all came on the wake of the Ryan White story. I received a handwritten letter from the CDC along with a career guide, and I also received a thank you note from his mom (I sent a condolence card after he passed away). I still have these, some two decades later...

    Then I discovered vodka. If vodka won't cure AIDS, then I've got nothing.
     
  20. Cult

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    I've been alpine skiing since I was about 4 years old. Over those 15 years, I've gotten pretty damn decent at it, I've never been down a slope I couldn't handle. Its probably the thing I enjoy most in life. Sadly, I haven't been able to go recently, but I'm hoping that will change this winter.

    I'm joining the Air Force. I take my ASVAB and physical next week.