*blinkblink*Have you ever had one of those moments when something profound just strikes you and you spend the day thinking of nothing else?
You're sitting there, minding your own business, feeding morons to large lizards, when all of a sudden an idea just jumps up and punches you in the brain.
Guy>> Okay, just have to finish this paragraph.
Guy>> Then I'll fax it over to...
Guy>> Can atheists get insurance for acts of God?
Then you spend the rest of the day wishing you had a power drill to get the idea out of your brain.
Is a happy employee considered gruntled?
Why is the fear of long words called Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?
Do hot cakes sell particularly fast?
All it takes is one mind$&#@ of a question and your entire day is lost.
I was working (my way through a bottle of whiskey) this morning and not really thinking.
I try not to start shit with my brain. He just does his thing and I leave him alone.
We're cool like that.
Besides it really doesn't require a great deal of thought to feed players to dragons.
It's like two buttons.
I even painted them purple.
Push the purple buttons and the stupid people die.
Not too hard.
So, I didn't bring this on myself.
Then, all of a sudden, a thought occurred to me.
Actually, that's putting it mildly. An idea walked up and raped me in the brain.
[GM]Dave>> Why is the word 'Dictionary' in the Dictionary?
And that was my whole day gone.
[GM]Dave>> How would you know to look it up?
[GM]OtherGuy>> That's a good point.
[GM]Dave>> You wouldn't know what 'Dictionary' meant.
Guy>> Please pull up to the second window, sir.
[GM]Dave>> You wouldn't even know what the book was.
Susan>> SHUT UP!!!
And now I'm blogging about it.
I think this is what a brain tumor feels like.
Seriously. Why would it be in there?
If you're looking up the meaning in a dictionary, then you KNOW WHAT A DICTIONARY IS.
Suppose you were in a bookstore and saw a dictionary. You suddenly wonder what a dictionary is.
But you can't find a book full of words and their meanings.
You wouldn't think to look in the dictionary for the meaning of the word because you don't know that a dictionary is a book full of word meanings.
Even if you bothered to pick the book up and try to figure it out, by the time you found the page with dictionary on it, you'd have figured out the whole damned thing.
It's entirely pointless.
And yet, it's in there.
My head hurts.
I'm just going to go to bed before I ask myself another stupid question like why there aren't any synonyms for 'Thesaurus'.