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While I agree with you in wonder it doesn't negate the fact that you are still a nerd.

Would a nerd finish in 3rd place in the 1991 State of Iowa MathCounts Competition? Hmmmm?

Is that a trick question? I can think of multiple reasons to answer yes and multiple reasons to answer no. Maybe I should plot them on a deterministic, relevance-weighted division algorithm.


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Dear Dale,

They never answered your question because you so confused them.

Yours truly,

Me again.


In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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Wait -- you want us to TELL you our secret algorithm (trademark, patent pending, all rights reserved)???

I mean, you honestly believe total transparency is a good thing? What about mystery?

All I can say now is that it is going to involve transpositional scale, fractal reversions, and dual carburetors.

What more do you need to know?

A question I'm not sure I've seen asked or answered: What is the metric that's going to be used for ranking the list? Points per voter (excluding "haven't seen"s)? Points per weighted vote (ehs)? Total points (or its essential equivalent, points per vote inclusive of "haven't seen"s)? Total points, after transposing the 1-to-5 scale to a minus-2-to-2 scale (thus counting "haven't seen"s as a -- on the non-transpositional scale -- 3 rather than 0)? An average of the normalized z-scores of points per weighted vote (ehs) and total points, disqualifying any film more than 2 standard deviations below the mean on either scale?

Dale

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What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.


In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.

Babies come from Montana?


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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What more do you need to know?

I want to know the capital of Montana.

And where babies come from.

Babies come from Montana?

Some must -- otherwise, where would we get new Montanananians?

Dale


Metalfoot on Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee's Noel: "...this album is...monotony...bland, tripy fare..."

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M. Dale Prins wrote:

: Some must -- otherwise, where would we get new Montanananians?

Immigration, my boy, immigration.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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It was a rhetorical question, nerds.


In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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It was a rhetorical question, nerds.

Would someone here recognize a rhetorical question?


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Darrel Manson wrote:

: Would someone here recognize a rhetorical question?

Recognize, and redefine.

(And now for some reason I want to sing Blondie's 'Fade Away, and Radiate'.)


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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