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Postby Corax » 12 Feb 2008, 04:17

did james ad lib throwing that book at matt? it looked like he just wanted to hit matt with a book lol
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Postby Flewellyn » 12 Feb 2008, 05:20

Pretzelcoatl wrote:Your words are lies! I will take your turn as you would, so that you may sooner taste defeat by my hands.

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Wait...no! A thousand curses! Blinded by hubris, I laid the machinations of my own defeat. This is not the end, my greatest enemy. We will meet again.

(But now I'm going to sleep. Uh, sorry for hijacking the discussion.)


I for one am heartily amused by both you and Vaughn. Classic!
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Postby rootbeerbaby » 12 Feb 2008, 05:41

I have decided Paul will be my second husband, just as soon as I've bumped off the first. That video just clinched it.
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Postby GHOVO » 12 Feb 2008, 05:55

I forgot to say I was impressed by the dolly!

You seem to be using lots of new cinematic ideas. Like the green screen and now new camera movements. And now theres all the behind the scenes stuff... Why is this?
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Postby Oxford » 12 Feb 2008, 06:26

Also, did you guys film this at UVic? And if so, where?
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Postby Evil Jim » 12 Feb 2008, 07:01

Corax, why do you have a blurry 4+MB video as your signature? That's a bit excessive on the bandwidth don't you think?
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Postby Yukikaze » 12 Feb 2008, 08:13

oh... Hey, you're right! I thought it was just a looping gif of Metaknight beating the stuffing out of Fox.
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Postby theduckthief » 12 Feb 2008, 09:32

Oxford wrote:Also, did you guys film this at UVic? And if so, where?


Looked like Clearihue C Wing.
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Postby Graham » 12 Feb 2008, 10:05

Pretzelcoatl, Vaughn... that was wonderful, thank you.

And, good eye, duckthief. C-Wing it was.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Feb 2008, 10:18

Clearihue C108?
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Postby robothero » 12 Feb 2008, 18:00

proudfoot wrote:And did you mean "shoo" rather than "shoe"? That would explain why "Sven" started walking away.
No, that was because he said "Ian McKellen."


I liked how the jacket was too big for Paul, and was expecting it to turn out at the end that he wasn't really the teacher, or possibly in the wrong room.
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Postby Shandi » 12 Feb 2008, 18:29

Graham wrote:Pretzelcoatl, Vaughn... that was wonderful, thank you.


I found this exchange far funnier than the video, and that's not to say the video wasn't entertaining.

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Postby Vaughn » 12 Feb 2008, 19:09

it's always nice to be able to entertain other people accidentally while entertaining yourself.

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Postby Captain_Anarchy » 12 Feb 2008, 19:40

Vaughn wrote:I just spent 10 minutes on IMDB trying different ways of spelling 'Ian Mckellen" to figure out who the hell Ian Mckellen was.


This is not something you should make publicly known.

Awesome video btw.
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Having fun with statistics!

Postby NBPharmacy » 12 Feb 2008, 21:44

The Pious Flea wrote:For some unknown reason, the test had a lot of D answers on it.

Unless Opposite Day meant that there were actually very few D answers.

Man, I'm confused...


No, there isn't necessarily too many 'D' answers on it.

**Puts on Geek Hat**

Let's say there was an even distribution between A, B, C, D answers on the test giving 25% of the answers being D. This means if you would have chosen all 'D' answers, you would have gotten a score of 25%.

Now, Paul said that answering all 'D's would be 46.2% higher than the class average. This must mean the class average is 17%.

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25 = 1.462x
x = 25/1.462
x = ~17% when x is the class average


On a semi-related note, has anyone else had to take type 'F' questions? I'm in pharmacy, and all our exams are this way and they are so brutal. Let me give you an example.

Launch titles for the Wii included:
(1) Wii Sports
(2) Rayman Raving Rabbids
(3) Trauma Center

(a)1 only
(b)3 only
(c)1 and 2
(d)2 and 3
(e)1, 2, and 3

That way, you can't simply answer what you recognize. You know that Wii sports must be there, and for sure Trauma Center is probably there, but was Rayman a launch title? You then have to figure out if you're getting crossed up on something. Now imagine that you have to do this 60-70 times an exam. Not that I'm complaining but is there anyone else that had to deal with these types of exams?
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Postby Pirate Jack » 12 Feb 2008, 21:59

On my last midterm there were choices A though J. None of which were ever actually the correct answer.

I got 45%.
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Postby Trademark » 13 Feb 2008, 00:15

What I found really great was actually Matt´s performance...even though he didn´t say anything the mimics and everything was just great. I agree that the "If it was opposite day!" was just not that good...not really convincing actually. Otherwise it was really good.
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Postby empath » 13 Feb 2008, 05:04

Thank you, ™; you clarified my thoughts on the vid. I watched Paul's ranting and denigration with an open grin on my face, and Matt's mute performance fit perfectly into that.

Then the big punchline, which was "Oh! Ahhh...heh." Not bad in itself, but suffered from just being insufficient to match the build-up to it. :(

Good video, but not one I'd use to introduce people to LRR...if they were college students, I'd throw this one at them after they've gotten to know the regular cast and the general 'tone' of the group.
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Re: Having fun with statistics!

Postby AlexanderDitto » 13 Feb 2008, 07:15

NBPharmacy wrote:
On a semi-related note, has anyone else had to take type 'F' questions? I'm in pharmacy, and all our exams are this way and they are so brutal.


Oh yeah, I remember those from Advanced Placement exams. They're not too bad, actually, because for every choice you can rule out, you can rule out more than one possible answer, whereas in multiple choice, you can only rule out one choice per answer. For example, if you know for sure that Wii Sports WAS a launch title, you can rule out b and d immediately. If you know 3 is true, you're done.

But they are a bit different, and I'm not sure I'd like to have an entire exam that way. Ick.

Yeah, the opposite day was sort of a let down. I think it would have been funnier if had just been carted off to the crazy house, and a substitute came in and said they all passed. Except for Sven.

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Postby JesterJ. » 13 Feb 2008, 08:54

Haha. I like the Dolly. I'm surprised it was so smooth, I've always had those things at my schools, and they're jerky as hell. I guess up in Canadaland you guys have better standards for overhead projectors :(
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Re: Having fun with statistics!

Postby NBPharmacy » 13 Feb 2008, 10:11

AlexanderDitto wrote:Oh yeah, I remember those from Advanced Placement exams. They're not too bad, actually, because for every choice you can rule out, you can rule out more than one possible answer, whereas in multiple choice, you can only rule out one choice per answer. For example, if you know for sure that Wii Sports WAS a launch title, you can rule out b and d immediately. If you know 3 is true, you're done.

But they are a bit different, and I'm not sure I'd like to have an entire exam that way. Ick.

You're right in the sense that you are able to rule out more than one answer (in fact, that's pretty much what you have to do for every question), but the disadvantage when compared to normal exams is that if one answer stands out as bring true, you still have to be absolutely sure that you know the status of the other 2 answers. On standard multiple choice, you only have 1 possible right answer, so you can stop thinking as soon as you find the right one. On Type F, you have to know whether each of the three statements are right or wrong, although using the technique that you talked about it is possible to make your job easier, but I would still say that they're more challenging than a standard exam.
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very bad

Postby chainner » 13 Feb 2008, 11:24

there are only 2 things i can say about this video :twisted: one is that it was very very very funny and i also want to no were i can get one of those cool hats :?:
wooooooooooooooooooooooot
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Postby Motoken » 13 Feb 2008, 12:29

great rotational effect! but a bit bumpy when you did the close-ins. also enjoyed the baby joke.

was disappointed by the ending. short sentences are annoying. =)

i give it a 75% = not phaliure. C+
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Postby WaffleIronMan » 13 Feb 2008, 17:13

lol. Having fun with the dolly are you?
i liked "Sven"s hat who made it?
you did good acting on your part Paul.
great vid

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