Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

The illustrated novel by Sandi and Jennifer

Re: Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

Postby Alfador » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:13 am

strange_person wrote:A third try, and I'll consider the matter settled: either the Incompleteness Theorem can't be innuendized, or I'll have to look well beyond formal logic for something that can fully resist your mysterious power.


Hang on, just because my pathetic attempts don't meet with your satisfaction doesn't mean they don't count. You could always set higher and higher standards of innuendo since you never defined it. This isn't exactly rigorous logic we're using; things can be true, false, unprovable, attractive, charming, strange, topping, bottoming, up, flaccid, how the hell did I get on to quarks, or in a quantum state of simultaneously being alive, dead, and sexy. Because zombie catgirls are awesome.
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Re: Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

Postby strange_person » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:55 am

Alright then, let's define some terms.

For a statement to count as innuendo, it has to imply something sexy, while at the same time not being so overt as to exclude the possibility of a non-sexual interpretation. For example:
Alfador wrote:I have been known to pull some boners in my day.
http://www.answers.com/topic/boner wrote:n. Informal.

A blunder or an error.

[BONE(HEAD) + –ER1.]

bon·er2 (bō'nər) pronunciation
n. Vulgar Slang.

An erection of the penis.


Alfador wrote:I'm aroused!!...But I can't prove it with these axioms.
On the other hand, this one doesn't have much in the way of non-sexual interpretations, since the one definition that's not about emotion and/or sex is the kind of thing that would be easy to prove.
http://www.answers.com/topic/aroused wrote:Meaning #1: aroused to action

Meaning #2: emotionally aroused
Synonyms: stimulated, stirred, stirred up

Meaning #3: brought to a state of great tension
Synonym: wound up

Meaning #4: feeling great sexual desire
Synonyms: horny, randy, ruttish, turned on

Meaning #5: keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
Synonyms: ablaze, aflame, turned on

Meaning #6: of persons; excessively affected by emotion
Synonyms: emotional, excited, worked up


Alfador wrote:Ooh baby, let me empty everything from between your brackets.
Another good example, because it implies the use of the term "brackets" as a euphemism for some anatomical feature.

Alfador wrote:Baby, be true to me, or be false, just don't be unprovable!
This passes the innuendo criterion, on the basis of your own statements about reluctance, or the whole pinocchio thing. My problem is that it doesn't relate closely enough to the Incompleteness Theorem. Problems with individual statements being unprovable are not unique to Goedel's work.
I'd be more willing to accept something about an entire axiomatic system.
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Re: Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

Postby Alfador » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:35 pm

strange_person wrote:Alright then, let's define some terms.

For a statement to count as innuendo, it has to imply something sexy, while at the same time not being so overt as to exclude the possibility of a non-sexual interpretation. For example:
Alfador wrote:I have been known to pull some boners in my day.
http://www.answers.com/topic/boner wrote:n. Informal.

A blunder or an error.

[BONE(HEAD) + –ER1.]

bon·er2 (bō'nər) pronunciation
n. Vulgar Slang.

An erection of the penis.


Alfador wrote:I'm aroused!!...But I can't prove it with these axioms.
On the other hand, this one doesn't have much in the way of non-sexual interpretations, since the one definition that's not about emotion and/or sex is the kind of thing that would be easy to prove.
http://www.answers.com/topic/aroused wrote:Meaning #1: aroused to action

Meaning #2: emotionally aroused
Synonyms: stimulated, stirred, stirred up

Meaning #3: brought to a state of great tension
Synonym: wound up

Meaning #4: feeling great sexual desire
Synonyms: horny, randy, ruttish, turned on

Meaning #5: keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
Synonyms: ablaze, aflame, turned on

Meaning #6: of persons; excessively affected by emotion
Synonyms: emotional, excited, worked up


Alfador wrote:Ooh baby, let me empty everything from between your brackets.
Another good example, because it implies the use of the term "brackets" as a euphemism for some anatomical feature.

Alfador wrote:Baby, be true to me, or be false, just don't be unprovable!
This passes the innuendo criterion, on the basis of your own statements about reluctance, or the whole pinocchio thing. My problem is that it doesn't relate closely enough to the Incompleteness Theorem. Problems with individual statements being unprovable are not unique to Goedel's work.
I'd be more willing to accept something about an entire axiomatic system.


I concede defeat; mostly I'm just not having fun any more with this game. Sorry.
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Re: Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

Postby strange_person » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:41 pm

Aw, crap. >.< That's not what I meant!

I wasn't even thinking about this thread, I was just trying to remind you to show up in time for the pillow fight.
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Re: Chapter 8 - Over the Falls

Postby Alfador » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:01 am

I did snag a body pillow and swing it around like a double-bladed lightsaber, mind. I just haven't been feeling all that inspired with regard to RP lately for some reason. Sorry! *hug*
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