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Have you ever done anything cool?

post #1 of 46
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Well?
post #2 of 46
yes
post #3 of 46
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And..........?
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[quote]Originally posted by trick fall:
<strong>And..........?</strong><hr></blockquote>

lemme c. i think hittin up some swedish chix wsa pretty fvckin cool. the window was open.

whats the point of this thread.
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What did you do? What was cool? I dunno, we have threads about cool bands, movies, pop culture bullshit. Well what have you done that was cool? What's the favorite thing that you got to do?
post #6 of 46
not that cool but
1.) Yosemite National Park and hiking up Half Dome was one of the most memorable experiences ever for me. I'm really scared of heights and to face that fear to a pretty high extreme was quite invigorating for me

2.) Pitching at Shea Stadium and playing the city championship there another time and winning was pretty cool, at least to me.

hmmm...

nothing too cool though...
post #7 of 46
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Pitching at Shea is definitely cool.
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Getting published in the comic book biz was cool. Independent comic, I was the inker but still...I felt really cool signing copies in our local comic book store and comic conventions.

I thought being a web designer and being involved in the whole Internet thang very cool...until it all bottomed out. Now if I mention that I'm a web designer to someone they say, "Oh, sorry to hear about that...". <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
<strong>Independent comic, I was the inker but still...</strong><hr></blockquote>
Oh. You trace!
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post #10 of 46
Went on a cruise to mexico. Free food and drinks 24/7. Felt like I died and went to pizza hut.
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post #11 of 46
Though not cool, I can claim to have done T. E. Lawrence's (Lawrence of Arabia's) gardening. He lived locally at <a href="http://www.touruk.co.uk/houses/housedor_cloud.htm" target="_blank">Clouds Hill</a>, now a National Trust property. Oh, but he had been dead for over fifty years <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> Never mind...

[ 11-23-2002: Message edited by: RodUK ]</p>
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I post regularly on appleinsider
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post #13 of 46
I killed a man once.
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Have run 2 marathons...trying to get into New York next year and qualify for Boston the following spring.
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[quote]Originally posted by trick fall:
<strong>Well?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I've fallen in love.

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #16 of 46
I've made it into two national magazines, both for Mac-related reasons (Wired for Apple mock-ups, along with a few other people here) and writing an Illustrator tutorial column in Mac Design.

I was proud of those two.

I've played on stage in front of 1,000+ people on a couple of occasions, and that's always a rush.

I've fulfilled both of my all-time sexual fantasies, on more than one occasion (and no, I won't talk about it...so don't ask).



I've driven 146mph in a Corvette Stingray for a brief moment.

I've driven across the country 5 or 6 times over the past nine years.

I've written some pretty good songs over the years. On a good day, I'd put them up against Squeeze or Crowded House.

post #17 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I've fulfilled both of my all-time sexual fantasies, on more than one occasion (and no, I won't talk about it...so don't ask).</strong><hr></blockquote>
You managed to find a 3-legged, 4-foot tall bearded lady and a unicorn?! Wow!
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post #18 of 46
Exactly! How did you ever figure that out?!?!



Unicorns are SEXY! And this one had a bit of a Southern accent, so it was extra special...

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Others, take note: Belle tweaks me in a nice way. It never bothers me because she's FUNNY. The rest of you goons should be so nice...



Just kidding. I mean "goons" in the sweetest way possible.

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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>
Oh. You trace!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Damn!
You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish
the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not
been sufficient to win freedom, then our children
will win it by a better deed.
Pádraig Pearse

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You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish
the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not
been sufficient to win freedom, then our children
will win it by a better deed.
Pádraig Pearse

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post #21 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Belle tweaks me in a nice way.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I'd like to make it absolutely clear that I have never tweaked pscates, and certainly not in a nice way! :eek:

Having said that, I'm quite touched. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

I'd like to make it absolutely clear that I have never been touched by pscates. :eek:
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post #22 of 46
Perv.
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Perv.</strong><hr></blockquote>
And? Want to make something of it?
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post #24 of 46
Get a room, you two.
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yeah, but was the bearded man on a toilet?
post #26 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>yeah, but was the bearded man on a toilet?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hey Alcimedes, you are not supposed to tell people what's going up in the executive wash-room :eek:
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[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>

Hey Alcimedes, you are not supposed to tell people what's going up in the executive wash-room :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

I think we all know what's going up in the executive wash-room.
post #28 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Oh. You trace!</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
COLLECTOR: What's that mean - you "ink it"?
BANKY: Well. It means that Holden draws the pictures in pencil, and then he gives it to me to go over in ink.
COLLECTOR: So you just trace!
BANKY freezes up. He composes himself and continues signing.
BANKY: It's not tracing. I add depth and shading to give the image more definition. Only then does the drawing really take shape.
COLLECTOR: You go over what he draws with a pen - that's tracing.
BANKY (hands book back to COLLECTOR): Not really.
(Calling out)
Next!
-Scene from
"Chasing Amy"
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[ 11-23-2002: Message edited by: Artman @_@ ]</p>
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post #29 of 46
I made a shortmovie
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post #30 of 46
I wrote a sold a program to Texas Instruments for $250 and a free calculator.

I wrote another program and tried to blackmail a phone application company but failed.

I bought some 'lost' footage from a famous animated movie which had been cut in the editing room. Then I got blackmailed and ended up selling it to another sap.

I mananged to setup an orgy with 6 people (without the use of alcohol).

In 7 years I can admit to some really clever crimes. (once the statute of limitations runs out)

I also have converted more then a dozen folks to Apple.

I have also written a famous love song which almost everyone in the US knows. That alone is pretty cool. Because the only 5 people who know that I wrote it, and then gave the lyrics to the musician who is famous for it aren't talking so it's our little secret.

I discovered a really dirty secret about a politician but kept it secret.

I also adopted a starving kid in africa.

Lastly I managed to get involved in the above orgy and came out with some interesting new views of sex.

All true.
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post #31 of 46
I like the orgy story. Tell us more (and no, that wasn't one of my "two longtime fantasies".

Okay, I guess I have a third now...

post #32 of 46
....picking up mastodon teeth along a river on the arctic circle...very cool.

[ 11-23-2002: Message edited by: aksoldotna ]</p>
post #33 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
<strong>...

-Scene from
"Chasing Amy"</strong><hr></blockquote>


When I posted it I thought "What if he hasn't seen Chasing Amy and he's really offended?" Then I realized no self-respecting comic book artist would not have seen Kevin Smith's work.

[Edit: Err, on topic, I have never done anything even remotely cool, for to admit to an act being "cool" would automatically remove any inherent "coolness" from said act. Also, I'm quite boring. ]

[ 11-24-2002: Message edited by: Belle ]</p>
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post #34 of 46
skydiving, touched a whale's fluke, swam with dolphins, climbed half-dome like applenut, was in the Rose Bowl parade (rode in the back of a red corvette convertible as the prince of santa monica....no idea why, was a kid at the time), touched a human heart while it was beating, have a whale heart in a bucket at work that i show to school kids, won a watermellon eating contest because i swallowed all the seeds... got typhoid fever when i was 10 and, barely, survived, was a study case for all the medical students since typhoid is almost never seen in the states (not sure if that is cool, but i did spend a month in the hospital in isolation, lost half my hair, six teeth and went from 75 to 55 pounds...ahh, good times)...was "adopted" by a girl's off campus home when i was 13, invited to all the parties and allowed to sleep over, often with one of the girls...no sex involved (i was 13 and cute, they were 19 and 20 and HOT), but it was still freakin great....never got much sleep as i would spend most of the night trying to press as much of my self...well, you get the picture...course my mom would be a bit upset when i would come home at noon the next day, but she had her own issues to deal with and mostly let me run wild...those were the days...sigh...g
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[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>I killed a man once.</strong><hr></blockquote>

you don't say. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> you can only kill him once, because the second time, he's already dead. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #36 of 46
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I like the orgy story. Tell us more</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well... since you ask. I spoke with 4 girls one lonely night about the secrets of the universe. One of those conversations where you just rant and ramble and if you are lucky, you might say something cool. Well... I did. I said (as I came to my conclusion) "It's JUST sex and it's JUST peoples' bodies, what is the big deal?". Which started the sexual tension going. Two hours later 2 of the girls called boyfriends and what resulted was 4-5 hours of really great sex of all sorts. To keep this G rated (and thus save some dignity) we all had some fulfilling experiences and afterward we went to Waffle House, had some breakfast, kissed and seperated. I've only seen 2 of the 4 girls again and never seen the 2 guys again. It really is amazing what some open minded folks can do if they just loosen up. I originally intended to just direct sexual traffic between the girls. The guys showing up made for some interesting joinings. In the end the girls, enchanted by my 'wisdom' pursuaded me to join them. (which was the idea the whole time). It was just the right collection of open minded folks in the right room at the right time. I doubt I could do such a thing again. In any case. That's as deep into the story as I go on the board. Private Message me if you really need to know the details.

[ 11-24-2002: Message edited by: Not Unlike Myself ]</p>
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post #37 of 46
I took this picture.


This is my father (with his dog (Rock) and one of his many grandsons (Luke)) at my grandparents' house in the country on Friday (the 22nd) after having quintuple bypass surgery the previous Tuesday (the 12th, on my girlfriend's birthday).

It's amazing to me he's gone from having his chest cracked open and having replaced every artery and one vein to his heart and, in less than a week and a half, he's walking down the road at their place to show Luke the neighbor's cattle.

Cool to me. Not an orgy or pitching at Shea. But cool to me.
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post #38 of 46
That is cool, 'rat. My ex-wife's father (my ex father-in-law?) just had quintuple bypass surgery two weeks ago. He suffered a pretty major heart attack this past spring and three weeks ago, while working, he couldn't breathe and they took him to the hospital.

Anyway, next morning he's undergoing this bypass operation. It was touch and go for a few days afterwards (his kidneys and some other organs wigged out and he spent four days in intensive care and was in pretty bad shape), but two weeks later, he's home and getting around like nothing ever happened.

Amazing, isn't it? Medical technology. Everyone had just about written him off during that first day in ICU. But he bounced back and has been home for almost two full weeks now.

Stuff like this beats an orgy all to hell.

post #39 of 46
No.
post #40 of 46
I have done many cool things:

- Countless street races.

- Have done some things that you may have seen in various college movies. Most of these are slightly incriminating, so I am not really at liberty to say. The finest example here is actually still at-large, and I want to keep it that way.

sorry for the teaser there, but I've been on the police blotter more than once!
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