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AMA: Sarah, one of our new Internet Scientists!

Last posted Sep 12, 2012 at 08:26PM EDT. Added Aug 17, 2012 at 03:26PM EDT
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cerdgold wrote:

>Psyduck as favorite

Yeah that’s it you won me over.

I don’t even know who is Forrest anymore.

Fine….

Aug 18, 2012 at 12:49AM EDT
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Hello, and welcome! Not everyday a new internet scientist joins. Hope you like it here.

btw, is your power level over 9000?

Aug 18, 2012 at 01:01AM EDT
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Hey Sara,

What do you think about the controversy surrounding the Cheezburger Beta? How should the angry mob be calmed?

Aug 18, 2012 at 01:48AM EDT
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Son Goku wrote:

Hello, and welcome! Not everyday a new internet scientist joins. Hope you like it here.

btw, is your power level over 9000?

My hadouken has been charging up for a while. I’ll get to the 9000 range eventually.

Aug 18, 2012 at 02:00AM EDT
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chowzburgerz wrote:

Hey Sara,

What do you think about the controversy surrounding the Cheezburger Beta? How should the angry mob be calmed?

Cheezburger beta? Sorry, I was too busy being CHEEZBURGER ALPHA.

Aug 18, 2012 at 02:02AM EDT
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Girls on the internet are actually guys pretending to be girls… but girls pretend to be guys on the internet, apparently. So therefore, all guys are girls and girls are guys, meaning all girls are lesbians, and all guys are metro gays, so therefore there are no children, they are all undercover FBI agents.

It all adds up!

Now I don’t remember my own gender and orientation.

Perhaps you could remind me? ;)

Aug 18, 2012 at 02:45AM EDT
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Hiraki = part Japanese ?

If so, welcome to the club.

Aug 18, 2012 at 05:42AM EDT
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Hiroman wrote:

Hiraki = part Japanese ?

If so, welcome to the club.

Join the “If you are an Asian on KYM you must be an admin, mod, or scientist” club.

Because all the Asians on the site really are.

(If any Asian users are reading this and complain that they are not in the club I would like to redirect you to this entry)

Aug 18, 2012 at 08:00AM EDT
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Mister J wrote:

Join the “If you are an Asian on KYM you must be an admin, mod, or scientist” club.

Because all the Asians on the site really are.

(If any Asian users are reading this and complain that they are not in the club I would like to redirect you to this entry)

Cue ANN HIRO sulking again.

Aug 18, 2012 at 08:13AM EDT
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Twins the Serendipitous Serval wrote:

Who is best pony?

I guess Alfred was right.

Aug 18, 2012 at 08:19AM EDT
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Sarah "Pikachu" Hiraki wrote:

I’m not super deep into the ponies. UH … twilight princess? butterfly?

>Butterfly

Oh Sarah, you have much to learn!

Aug 18, 2012 at 09:22AM EDT
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Dang, how do I keep coming late to these things? Wait, wait! That’s not my question! I have an important one, really, but it’s sort of complicated, so bear with me.

Back in 2006, Justin Timberlake publicly declared to the world that he was “bringing sexy back.” While I wasn’t so very concerned, I do appreciate his efforts, and I hope that in time, those parties responsible for taking sexy away in the first place will be brought to justice for their heinous crimes, because after all, what is there that separates us from the baser life forms if not the rule of law and, of course, sexy. (This may have something to do with why Furries face persecution, but I believe very few of them are anarchists.)

So, moving forward to the year 2010, a college-educated Californian who had recently been taking in a high-end five-figure salary programming computers at an engineering firm found himself living in his car in the parking lot of his favorite Starbucks. (He was known by many names, but most commonly went by “Brucker”, so you may start to see where this is leading, right?) Out of desperation and need for a cheap source of caffeine, Brucker entered the Starbucks in question and applied for an open position, a point in his favor being that, around the time that Timberlake had been bringing back sexy, Brucker had been employed for a carefully-measured 364 days with the Starbucks corporation, back before the caffeine collapse of ‘07-’08.

The job secured, Brucker found himself in the interesting position of having a boss who not only had worked for the company for less time than he had, but was so much younger than him that he figured that he had been a junior in college when she was born. Nonetheless, she was entirely capable at her work, even to the point that customers had created a fan page for her on Facebook. (You may know what this is like.)

So, the details of that being laid out as the background, Brucker found himself perplexed that when customers who were much older men would make passes at his young female boss, even out of earshot she denied finding such behavior “creepy”. (I suppose, thinking back to when I was her age, I once found myself in a bar with a man about three times my age trying to come on to me, and I found it more amusing than creepy; but I always figured such things were different for women.) Perplexed, as I said, and at that time Brucker realized that perhaps there was a task for him to do, and at great risk of possible harassment suit, he took every opportunity to parrot the come-on lines of the customers that he found somewhat inappropriate to his supervisor, informing her of his own mission: He was “bringing creepy back.”

Wait, there was a point to all this, I swear… Oh, question! Right! So….

I realize it has been less than 24 hours since you’ve begun to have any sort of interaction with me, but I must ask you sincerely: Do you think I’m doing enough to bring creepy back? If not, do you have any advice on how I could step up my game?

P.S. Edited to add: Finally watched the video, it was great. Just wanted to say, while you are not obligated to show KYM your tits, it couldn’t hurt.

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Aug 18, 2012 at 09:52AM EDT
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Welcome Sarah! Hope you like it here!

So are you renegade or paragon?

Aug 18, 2012 at 10:51AM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

Dang, how do I keep coming late to these things? Wait, wait! That’s not my question! I have an important one, really, but it’s sort of complicated, so bear with me.

Back in 2006, Justin Timberlake publicly declared to the world that he was “bringing sexy back.” While I wasn’t so very concerned, I do appreciate his efforts, and I hope that in time, those parties responsible for taking sexy away in the first place will be brought to justice for their heinous crimes, because after all, what is there that separates us from the baser life forms if not the rule of law and, of course, sexy. (This may have something to do with why Furries face persecution, but I believe very few of them are anarchists.)

So, moving forward to the year 2010, a college-educated Californian who had recently been taking in a high-end five-figure salary programming computers at an engineering firm found himself living in his car in the parking lot of his favorite Starbucks. (He was known by many names, but most commonly went by “Brucker”, so you may start to see where this is leading, right?) Out of desperation and need for a cheap source of caffeine, Brucker entered the Starbucks in question and applied for an open position, a point in his favor being that, around the time that Timberlake had been bringing back sexy, Brucker had been employed for a carefully-measured 364 days with the Starbucks corporation, back before the caffeine collapse of ‘07-’08.

The job secured, Brucker found himself in the interesting position of having a boss who not only had worked for the company for less time than he had, but was so much younger than him that he figured that he had been a junior in college when she was born. Nonetheless, she was entirely capable at her work, even to the point that customers had created a fan page for her on Facebook. (You may know what this is like.)

So, the details of that being laid out as the background, Brucker found himself perplexed that when customers who were much older men would make passes at his young female boss, even out of earshot she denied finding such behavior “creepy”. (I suppose, thinking back to when I was her age, I once found myself in a bar with a man about three times my age trying to come on to me, and I found it more amusing than creepy; but I always figured such things were different for women.) Perplexed, as I said, and at that time Brucker realized that perhaps there was a task for him to do, and at great risk of possible harassment suit, he took every opportunity to parrot the come-on lines of the customers that he found somewhat inappropriate to his supervisor, informing her of his own mission: He was “bringing creepy back.”

Wait, there was a point to all this, I swear… Oh, question! Right! So….

I realize it has been less than 24 hours since you’ve begun to have any sort of interaction with me, but I must ask you sincerely: Do you think I’m doing enough to bring creepy back? If not, do you have any advice on how I could step up my game?

P.S. Edited to add: Finally watched the video, it was great. Just wanted to say, while you are not obligated to show KYM your tits, it couldn’t hurt.

No. Until the edit, now yes.

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:00AM EDT
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Hiroman wrote:

Hiraki = part Japanese ?

If so, welcome to the club.

Half Japanese, on Dad’s side. The other half is Irish and English and other things.

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:02AM EDT
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CocoaCannon wrote:

Welcome Sarah! Hope you like it here!

So are you renegade or paragon?

I’m so renegade reapers wanna get like me.

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:03AM EDT
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As a side note, sometime last night RussianFedora sent me a PM out of concern. He apparently just came across a picture in my archives that he missed when I first posted it, and was wondering what the context had been:

I don’t fully recall, but I see by the time stampthat it was uploaded a few days before St. Valentine’s Day, so that might help me to narrow it down.

You know, I may be doing better at this than I thought…

Aug 18, 2012 at 11:05AM EDT
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Aug 18, 2012 at 06:45PM EDT

After lurking in KYM for about more than a year, I finally decided to create an account here for this AMA.

What is your opinion on Gangnam Style?

Aug 19, 2012 at 04:14AM EDT
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funes wrote:

How do you became an Internet Scientist?

See above.
tl;dr I met forest, we talked internet. Profit.

Aug 19, 2012 at 03:03PM EDT
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Mack TheUnoriginal wrote:

Hi there, Sarah! Welcome to our humble forums.

Do you intend to visit often?

I definitely will if my busy scientist schedule permits.

Aug 19, 2012 at 03:05PM EDT
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Yanmerfret wrote:

After lurking in KYM for about more than a year, I finally decided to create an account here for this AMA.

What is your opinion on Gangnam Style?

I love Gangnam Style! I would be super into making a Gangnam Style // K-POP episode for KYM.

Aug 19, 2012 at 03:07PM EDT
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Bruno the Rustler wrote:

Favorite meme?

Forever alone. By far. Whenever I break up with a boyfriend, I end up spending hours making new Forever Alones.
Dolan is a close second.

Aug 19, 2012 at 03:12PM EDT
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Sarah "Pikachu" Hiraki wrote:

Forever alone. By far. Whenever I break up with a boyfriend, I end up spending hours making new Forever Alones.
Dolan is a close second.

Aug 19, 2012 at 04:07PM EDT
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Herro Sarah! I have already declared in IRC that you are mai waifu. So there’s that.

Aug 19, 2012 at 07:45PM EDT
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SSBMMasta wrote:

Herro Sarah! I have already declared in IRC that you are mai waifu. So there’s that.

My birthday is in October, I require that you leave an ice cream cake and a bowl of noodles in front of your monitor whilst displaying my picture.

Aug 19, 2012 at 08:32PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

Are you willing to dance for future episodes of Know Your Meme?

That depends entirely on what I’m dancing to. I’m hoping for a Gangnam Style episode sometime soon, so I might break that out…

Aug 19, 2012 at 08:33PM EDT
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Yanmerfret wrote:

Ha! I knew it.

MMOs or Single Player?

Single player. The last MMO i played was Dark Ages of Camelot. and the live gameplay for Assassins Creed.

Aug 20, 2012 at 12:58AM EDT
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To dance, you must beat the Penguinmaster.

Do you think you can win, Sarah?

Aug 20, 2012 at 02:27AM EDT
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Mister J wrote:

To dance, you must beat the Penguinmaster.

Do you think you can win, Sarah?

I’m 100% more socially awkward / awesome than Forest.

Aug 20, 2012 at 12:13PM EDT
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What are your thoughts on the following piece of music? Be honest, please.




Aug 20, 2012 at 12:22PM EDT

American Tanker, Hell on Tracks wrote:

What are your thoughts on the following piece of music? Be honest, please.




Aug 20, 2012 at 12:38PM EDT
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Sarah "Pikachu" Hiraki wrote:

Um, that’s it?

You don’t want to elaborate or anything?

Aug 20, 2012 at 01:07PM EDT

What’s that smell? Do you even bathe?

Aug 20, 2012 at 01:39PM EDT

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