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What is the guiding principle of TNBP?
The Vulcan IDIC. Infinite Diversity, Infinite Combinations.
What do love and food have in common?
If you're lucky, nothing.
I am Groot.
Because the benefits of Stocism are numerous. Stoicism teaches you to focus on the things that you can control, and the only thing in this world you can completely control is your own mind (barring any debilitating mental illness of course). It also teaches you to see obstacles as opportunities, and to reason out the things we spend so much emotional energy on. It's no wonder that it's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy.
Team Marvel or Team DC?
Team Neither. We generally don't do tribalism here. I can tell you that most of us feel that DC hasn't put out any quality movies lately (Early 2017), and that Marvel is pretty much eating DC's lunch in that department right now, but we reserve the rights to enjoy a future DC movie and to like things about the ones we have. We're not saying you have to like the other "team". We're saying it's irrational to like the products of your "team" simply because they're from your "team". Feel free to apply this logic to video game systems, smart devices, cars, and pretty much every other consumer product. You don't need the tribe. **** the tribe. Be your own, free-thinking person. Besides, a team is a group of people working together for a common goal. Liking the same brand of comic books or smart phones doesn't count.
If someone were to cut Connor McLeod in half horizontally across the torso, knowing he's immortal, would the bottom half grow a new top? Would the top half grow a new bottom? Could both happen? Would the top half go on to live with no bottom half?
Much like an immortal who's been cleaved in twain, we're well and truly stumped on this one. The next time we see an immortal we'll see if they're up for experimentation. Otherwise we'll just have to write it off as yet another mystery of The Quickening.
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
If you're asking so a bridge troll won't chuck you into the abyss, I'm afraid we can't help you. You're on your own, good knight. Besides, we're wagering that you already know the correct response. #AfricanOrEuropean
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on the pizzas that are ordered by people who like pineapple on their pizza. Same for anchovies, green peppers, black or green olives, or any other topping. We do our best to not make moral imperatives out of subjective things.
Furries and Bronies? Really?
Yes, really. We do not take sides for or against fandoms. People like what they like for reasons that are their own. Frankly, we have more respect for those who admit to liking something extraordinary (that doesn't hurt or violate anyone) than we do those who stand in judgement at no cost to their person or social standing. The former are the main reason why TNBP is here. They are the ones with the stories to tell, and we are here to give them a voice. We will have many episodes about many different things. If an episode topic isn't to your liking, I promise there will be many others to choose from.
Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?
No, not really, sir.
Do you believe in happy endings?
Yes. That's why I want to see Rogue One.
Have you ever visited a fortuneteller? Why or why not?
Yes, because I thought it would make me big like Tom Hanks. That's twenty-five cents I'll never have back.
Who's your favorite Doctor?
What is your lucky number?
What qualities do you value the most in your friends?
Obscure references. Double points for Monty Python. Triple points for Star Trek.
Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam!
Your site says that Bronies and Furries are welcome. Do you mean that or are you just trying to troll them. I'm asking for a friend.
We mean it. We Pinkie-promise. Cross our heart and hope to die, stick a cupcake in our eye.
Snakes, why did it have to be snakes??
Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya?
What does the villain do while Sailor Moon is transforming?
Preparing a monologue. Victory cannot be won without a monologue in anime.
Best episode of Stargate SG-1?
The episode where Teal'c says "Indeed", but the episode where Gen. Hammond is bald is a close second. Just kidding. The best episode is the opening title sequence.
Which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?
This old chestnut, eh? The actual answer is to like whichever one you want, for whatever reason you want. That said, Star Trek is better and I can prove it mathematically.
(No, I can't actually prove it mathematically. It's a reference. I'd tell you what it's a reference to, but I would never deny you the joy of discovering it yourself. Seriously, you could have Googled it in the time it took to read this.)
You keep mentioning the "Quee-sats...something or other". What the hell are you talking about?
The term is "Kwisatz Haderach". It's a term used in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert. The Kwisatz Haderach is a foretold messiah-like figure in the aforementioned novels. If you read them, and especially if you like them, you're officially a hardcore geek. We salute you.
But it's a talking raccoon??
I watched Shirt Tales growing up. You'll have to do better than that.
How can you suspend disbelief for a talking raccoon with a machine gun?
How can YOU suspend disbelief for Batman v. Superman? We're kidding, of course...mostly. But to answer your question, we'd do anything a talking raccoon with a machine gun tells us to, including suspend disbelief.
Why does the beam of a lightsaber go so far, and then just stop? It's a beam of energy. Wouldn't it go on infinitely?
It's Science's way of identifying who doesn't have the ability to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the damn movie. (Hint: It's probably you. We can help you, but you have to want to be helped.)
Why can there be only one?
Because a sword-wielding Scotsman said so. Isn't that enough for you?