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post Mar 17 2005, 01:08 PM
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I was chatting with SPS and he asked what I was going to do for kicks once I've finished my PhD. I told him that I have planned blindfolded urban abseiling (I make clicking noises with my tongue on the way down the building and use echo location to judge when I'm at the bottom).

Personally I reckon that's a good start, but what do you think I should do to replace that paragraph-constructing rush?


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post Mar 17 2005, 01:16 PM
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I suggest a bit of crime-fighting, wearing a knitted wooly superhero suit. Just don't fight my crimes.

Not that I want less nefarious competition or anything... Nope. Not me.


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post Mar 17 2005, 01:23 PM
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...make more animations?

*makes Xtreme sign with arms*

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post Mar 17 2005, 01:40 PM
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Do me!

...Or make a legendary rock band that inspires hippie music festivals and thousands to follow you on tour for years and years to come!


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post Mar 17 2005, 02:24 PM
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Get another PhD! You can never have too many, that's what I say.


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post Mar 17 2005, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Mar 17 2005, 01:40 PM)
Do me!
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I'm not quite sure how you mean that but it's very blink.gif

I think you should do something crazy like reinvent the potato peeler, you've be a billionairre... then you could pay for us all to go to a huge meet in Hawaii!


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post Mar 17 2005, 02:26 PM
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Go 'round town telling fine young lasses about how you're a doctor and are giving free breast examinations! Aw hell yeah, yay for equivocation!


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post Mar 17 2005, 02:42 PM
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I hear taking over the world is a popular and rewarding hobby these days.

Don't blame me if it puts you in direct competition with several of the forumites though. >_>


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post Mar 17 2005, 02:54 PM
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I think you should retire to Devon, and come and tell me bedtime stories about little kitties. And Sues can do the voices :-)
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post Mar 17 2005, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (moop @ Mar 17 2005, 06:42 AM)
I hear taking over the world is a popular and rewarding hobby these days.

Don't blame me if it puts you in direct competition with several of the forumites though. >_>
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I am shocked by your betrayal! Suggesting world domination to someone else...see if I give you Australia now when I accomplish it!

Ahem. Anyway. Now that I am through being stabbed in the back, let's see. You should get drunk more often and amuse the IRCers with your intoxicated antics. biggrin.gif


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post Mar 17 2005, 03:34 PM
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Prescribe yourself lots of drugs and spend the rest of your life in a daze.

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post Mar 17 2005, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (candice @ Mar 18 2005, 12:09 AM)
You should get drunk more often and amuse the IRCers with your intoxicated antics. 
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Ooo yeah! A drunken Mata on IRC, but all doctorfied! You'd be like our own drunken professor. We could write a sitcom!


A drunken professor, the woman he loves... erm.. his achingly darling stepchildren and the uncle whom they should've kept locked in the basement. Each episode will begin with a seemingly insurmountable problem, but by the end of 22 minutes it will have been solved in a glib, saccharinely sweet manner complete with just a little bit of heart as the audience is cued at the right times to coo over the baby, laugh at the wacky antics of the crazy uncle, and applaud for the commercials. We will all learn a little something about ourselves and about practicing love and tolerance for our fellow human beings via slightly cliche one liners, and paper towel adverts.

That's what you want to do, right Mata?


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post Mar 17 2005, 03:52 PM
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Extreme downhill basket-weaving has often appealed to me. Why not try it?


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post Mar 17 2005, 04:23 PM
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Take up the grand hobby of extreme ironing!


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post Mar 17 2005, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (I_am_the_best @ Mar 17 2005, 04:23 PM)
Take up the grand hobby of extreme ironing!
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feh. Extreme ironing? n00b tongue.gif. It's all about the Urban housework these days. Hoovers aren't just for cleaning, you know, they're for riding too!

Although if abseiling is your thing, I once watched a friend of my dad's try to abseil on his bike. Rather amusing methinks. Then you can get drunk and tell us about it in IRC.

*rides into the distance on a hoover*

Edit: On a more serious idea, if you can afford to (and want to, of course), stay in education. If not for the qualifications then just to learn more stuff.


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post Mar 17 2005, 06:20 PM
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You could become a hermit and live in a cave, where you will create your own manifesto/belief system. Then, at some completely random point, you come down from the cave and tell people about it- always through some completely random enocunters.....

Nooooo....that doesn't sound like Zaratustra at all happy.gif


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post Mar 17 2005, 06:32 PM
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I should go and hunt down the Evil fence and destroy it so all your little formites can sleep safely in there beds again! Actually I think it should be chat safely in IRC seeing as thats what alot of them do instead of sleep! biggrin.gif

I wouldn't mind getting a doctorate but I think my reasoning for doing it might be a bit skewed I want it so I can say I'm a Fashion Doctor! Dont think it'd be quite enough to get me through all the work though.

*wanders off muttering* Cath Fashion Doctor cures all your bad fashion chioses!


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post Mar 17 2005, 07:06 PM
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Sorry to make a relatively serious post, but what do you want to do?

A book. A book would be good. Write us a book. I promise I'll buy it. Probably even read it, too.


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post Mar 17 2005, 07:43 PM
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You must find...... ANOTHER SHRUBBERY! Then when you have found it, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery. Only slightly higer to get a two-level efffect with a little path running down the middle.

And when you have done that, you must chop down the mightiest tree in thr forest. With........ A HERRING!

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post Mar 18 2005, 02:06 AM
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No! Not a herring!

Nov, I may well turn my thesis into a book eventually, but it would be very boring for almost everyone to read. It's not nearly as interesting to anyone else as it might sound.

What do I want to do? I've always fancied becoming a benevolent dictator of a small third world country, building it into a utopian land, and demonstrating to the world the value of tolerance and egalitarian captialism, after which all other countries will permit me to rule them, making me the ruler of the world. That's been my main plan for a while now.


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post Mar 18 2005, 02:10 AM
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I tried to tell you people that Mata had an evil take-over-the-world plan, but does anyone listen to me? Nooo.... biggrin.gif

Personally, I'm going for the Xtreme Ironing.


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post Mar 18 2005, 02:16 AM
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I feel like a Mata- Stalker.

Well, what really was the point of getting a phd? Shouldnt you _do_ something with it? Thats what I always understood.... then again.... I know people that spend 6 years in college and then become housewives soooo! What do I know.

you should definatley figure out the best way to use a herring to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest. That would be rather intresting.


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I always thought raising an army of the living dead could be quite a rewarding pastime. You could infest the Uk, it'd make the walk to work a bit more fun.

Walking to work

Me: Tum ti tum.

Zombie: Muuugh.

Me: EAT SHOTGUN DEATH! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

**Shotgun firing**

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post Mar 18 2005, 01:19 PM
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: Have a nice sit down at least 30 feet from any computer for while.

: Play videogames for 12 hours a day for a month.

: Find a cure for premature baldness.

: Score me a job in Seattle and a visa for the US.

: Swim naked in every sea and ocean in the world.

: Invent a new branch of science. Call it Spanglology.

: Categorically figure out the best way to make a cup of tea.

: Persuade the entire world to use a single language.

: Have colonic irrigation.

: Travel to 10 different countries in the space of a year.

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post Mar 18 2005, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Mar 18 2005, 02:10 AM)
I tried to tell you people that Mata had an evil take-over-the-world plan, but does anyone listen to me? Nooo.... biggrin.gif
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key word there is benevolent wink.gif

All hail Mata, Leader of the World!!

oh no! I've turned into a fanboy *scrubs self* It won't come off!! unclean....uncleeeean


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