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    The Bucket List

    Everybody has a few things they want to do before the candle is finally snuffed - learn to play the guitar, write a book, tour a continent. But many of us also have those one or two larger than life things they want to do.

    I'm interested in these grand ambitions, and this thread is about them.

    So before I die and commit the molecules that make me up to the great perhaps, there at least the following two things - larger than life things - that are on my bucket list:

    Leave the planet:
    Space has always fascinated me. In our short history, only a select few human beings have left the planet and entered that space past our atmosphere that seems so other to us.

    Commercial space flight is quickly becoming viable (from what I've heard, I admit my research could be better). Sub-orbital and even orbital flights should become a reality within many of our lifetimes. Ideally though, I'd like to go beyond that. What a wonderful experience would it be to orbit around Titan?

    Build a house:
    Well, oversee the building of a house of which I am the architect and designer. The thing about this house I want to build is that it won't be a house you'd want to stay in for very long. The house will be built specifically to make you lose your sanity. Amongst just some of mechanisms which the house will employ to do this:

    * All floors are slightly slanted, causing round objects to roll even the floor feels level.
    * You know how you sometimes lie on your bed, staring up at the ceiling and wondering how it would feel to navigate the house if gravity was suddenly inverted? Large parts of the house will force you to do exactly this with upside-down architecture. Complete with lights embedded in the floor and furniture stuck to the roof.
    * High contrast between open plans and extremely claustrophobic spaces
    * Carefully placed lights and panels of glass as to cause reflections when moving through the house
    * Hydraulic systems change the elevation of individual steps in a staircase, causing 'inexplicable' trips
    * Illogical allocation of space, such as large rooms with only a toilet at its center and cramped sleeping areas.
    * Doors in the floors of ceilings, usable and not purely decorative.

    Not sure what I'll do with it once I have it though...

    Anyone else with weird bucket list items?
    Brendan Noeth



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    Travel in a hot air balloon:

    Don't really know why but it's a different experience than flying, get to enjoy the landscape more. Plus I love heights.

    Submarine cruise along the bottom of the sea:

    Kind of the reverse of above, I'd love if the technology were available to the public to take observation trips to the bottom of the ocean.

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    Learning to hold a tune when I sing and make people go 'Wow!' Somehow I don't there are enough hours in a century for that, but I can still dream that I have a voice like Monserrat Cabelle.

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    I'd like to complete a graphic novel.

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    Great idea for a thread, but overwhelming. I'll have to stew on this idea for awhile... but this should prove interesting.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
    --- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

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    I'd like to have a novel published and to travel to every country in the world.

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    Not really a do before I die thing, but rather after wards.

    I don't want a regular funeral, or one at all for that matter. I want my skin flayed, so only bone and muscle remain, similar to what they do in the bodies exhibit. After that, I want my corpse dressed in some intimidating looking army/medieval garb with the skull shown, and put that in some bad ass looking pose. Now, put the dressed up corpse as close to a kindergarten or nursing home as legally possible so I may scare the shit out of the children or the elderly after I die.

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    I would like to get a job in the art industry, travel the world, bungeejump, skydive, watch a Lakers game sitting next to Jack Nicholson... All I can think of right now

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    Some cool suggestions guys, but I believe they can be grander - think the type of things that are so unique or rare they might get your name into a history textbook or give you your own wikipedia entry.
    Brendan Noeth


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    Create a finished, polished and published video game, (been trying since i was 14, im 23 now )

    See Tool, Metric, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Band horses in concert.

    Skydive

    Drive 190+ mph in a super car.

    Work at either one of the following: Massive Black, Weta, ILM, Blizzard, Valve, Nintendo, ID software, or Pixar/Disney.

    As for the Grand Ambitions.

    Create my own video game studio that does it for the love of games and not the money, and establish it in Chile

    Travel to the moon in those private space flights (i know they don't go to the moon, but in the near future they might!)

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    Get good.

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    I want to see the division caused by political parties stop, in the USA, before I die.

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    Couldn't resist posting some of my 74 life goals...I left out a few lest the list be too long.
    Some are improbable, others are simpler.

    1. Ride on a ferris wheel. [COMPLETED 2008]
    2. Write smart-looking equations on a glass board.
    3. Sell a piece of art for more than $1,000.
    5. Go hang-gliding.
    6. Visit the Grand Canyon.
    7. Play in Carnegie Hall.
    8. Appear in a movie.
    9. Learn how to breakdance.
    10. Become an expert in something.
    11. Save a life.
    12. Get a Ph.D.
    14. Become completely multilingual.
    15. Become a fruitarian for (at least) a month.
    17. Have my own Wikipedia article.
    19. Make homemade popcorn.
    20. Understand quantum physics.
    23. Visit the Sahara Desert.
    24. Buy a mandolin slicer.
    25. Solve a Rubik’s Cube. [COMPLETED 2008]
    29. Write a book.
    30. Weave a basket.
    31. Learn how to manipulate people.
    32. Become CPR certified.
    34. Learn how to play the tuba. [COMPLETED 2009]
    35. Invent a language.
    36. Save the world.
    37. Finish learning Grade 2 Braille.
    38. Crush various fruits with my feet.
    41. Give blood.
    42. Register in the bone marrow registry.
    43. Be told that I’m beautiful by a complete stranger.
    44. Install solar panels when I purchase a house.
    45. Visit Antarctica.
    46. Enter Area 51.
    47. Learn how to make sushi rice.
    48. Ride an elephant.
    49. Fly first-class. [COMPLETED 2010]
    51. Run in a marathon.
    54. Bake a pie from scratch.
    56. Learn some form of martial arts.
    57. Shave my head.
    58. Invent something (preferably cool).
    60. Shoot something with a gun (preferably inanimate).
    61. Become a write-in candidate for the presidency.
    63. Cook a whole meal for friends. [COMPLETED 2009]
    64. Have my face printed on a blanket.
    67. Produce a video that is watched over 100,000 times on YouTube.
    68. Order a custom Steinway.
    69. Get accepted into medical school.
    71. Walk on stilts (that are at least two feet high).
    73. Fold 1,000 paper cranes.
    74. Become ambidextrous.
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    If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
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    Yeah man I have to go into space too!! Even just in one of those spyships where you have to wear a space suit.. you get high up enough to see the blue earth beneath you and the blackness of space above you... Man I have to do that one day..

    They're going to start commercial space tourism in a few years i believe, but that'll be crazy expensive. My only hope is that is becomes as common and affordable as maybe a week in Thailand or something...

    The Bucket List

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan K View Post
    I want to see the division caused by political parties stop, in the USA, before I die.
    planning on living to 1000?

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    Figure out how to outlast the millenium...

    I mean. I want to see what earth looks like in a thousand years.

    But if it proves impossible... (yeah, right)

    I guess going into space is very cool.
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    Interesting thread idea!

    I'd like to live in an airship/blimp/zeppelin. Imagine painting whilst overlooking an oasis and maybe even reading some Jules Verne too.

    I would also like to visit all the museums in the world (which will take a very long time!)
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    Fly.
    (under my own power. classic escapist dream I know. )
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    I'd like to live for a day without feeling desire.
    desire for what?

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    I thought this thread was about octtrees or something. Speaking of which, one of my goals is to finish a computer game. I also want to make a construction toy, a board game, and a comic.
    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.

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    Pfft, forget dieing! I want to find a way to extend my life! ...Maybe a cloned new body to put my brain in? or a way to reverse aging! or a robot body!

    100 years just isn't long enough for me....too many interesting things will be happening in the next few hundred years, I wana seeee!

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    I hope to understand everything that boggles my mind before I die, to become like those wise old men in movies and real life who seem so indifferent to everything. its the only way I will be at peace. and when Im dead, I really hope I get bombarded with knowledge of everything in the universe and beyond it; what is truth, how history really happened, what will happen in the future, or what matters in life, etc. this is one of the main reasons I refuse to believe we just die, our soul turns off, and we disintegrate

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    Well, Brendan N, I have built a house, and I can assure you that the big challenge is to NOT have it come out the way you describe!

    I am well into my sixties, and I don't waste time making bucket lists. If I want to do something new, I just do it.

    I would, however, like to create just one great piece of art. I haven't done that yet.
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    Obviously stuff like getting married and having children is a given

    I want to travel;
    1. King Arthur's "grave" before his body went missing.
    2. The Brothers Grimm's grave.
    3. Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
    4. Disney World
    5. Disney Land
    6. Orlando Florida
    7. Studio Ghibli
    8. Pixar Studios
    9. Disney Animation Studios
    10. Tokyo
    11. Berlin
    12. London
    13. Paris
    14. The Mountains where Avatar was filmed/based
    Lots lots lots more

    Learn Piano
    Learn Japanese and German
    Start and Finish my Graphic Novel
    Get a job in freelance Illustration and Character Concept Art
    Do the JET/ALT program for 1 year.

    The next isn't really something I can do, but I don't want to die before something like a new planet like Earth is discovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamnDirtyApe View Post
    desire for what?
    Anything and everything. Do you not feel desire? At least on a physical level?

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    Ok..here's my list of challenging BUT not impossible things I want/need to do before I die:
    1. become competent at art.
    2. Establish my own toy company.
    3. Establish a career drawing stuff I enjoy for a living (hint: boobs)
    4. Teach my son on how to survive this world with your character intact, also teach him how to rock hard!
    5. I'm borrowing from Austin Powers here.."Threesome with female japanese twins"
    ( this used to be number one on the list..but guess I've matured since then..lol!)
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    Allow me to reiterate, I'd like to live a day without feeling any sort of dissatisfaction or wishing of any sort... To simply be here and nowhere else.

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    -Make a video game based on the premise of an urban wRPG set in the 90's that takes the character completely through the decade in the American Southwest.
    -Work for Valve on at least one project.
    -Build a palm flamethrower
    -Live out of the country
    -Have a solid understanding of all the scientific disciplines
    -Visit space if it becomes commercially viable in my life time
    -Receive artificial body parts should they become commercially viable in my life time
    -visit the grave of an ancestor who was a famous outlaw in the west. his grave is in New Mexico
    -visit the town where my first ancestor departed England to live in America.
    -Have my own little gallery box at the top of the site
    -participate in positive political and social change
    -attempt to climb the fence around area 51
    -drink a 40oz in Compton
    -get completely twisted on drugs for a week in vegas
    -learn to play an instrument
    -sleep on the streets
    -stay awake for five days straight
    -make some massive black learning vids
    -see if i could survive without income
    -graffiti: put a smiley face in as many locations around the globe as possible
    -become a masked adventurer
    -direct, write, produce and edit a high-budget docudrama about the future of mankind. it would take place in the future and show where we could be going. the movie would also illustrate social and political barriers as well as problems that might arise in the future. interviews with various scientists, unknown actors, and a lot of really great CGI.
    -direct and write for the film adaptation of Fallout
    -direct and write the reboot for the super sentai/power rangers franchise. give it a more serious tone, stamp out most camp, and get good actors.
    -Read all of Hunter S. Thompson's work
    -Participate in one of the 2hr Thunderdomes they do at MB Workshops. Where you and the top dogs battle in front of everyone.
    -Learn to DJ and make some original mixes
    -Make an astronomical discovery and name what I find
    -Go on a date with Scarlet Johansen
    -Vote for Obama, again.
    -Stop posting in the Lounge, permanently.
    -When I die, get a red drop tattooed on my smiley face tattoo.
    -When I die, launch ashes into black hole
    -No regrets
    -Go out with a bang
    -Exercise every single one of my rights no matter what it entails.
    -Fight back the stupid to a tolerable level
    -affect the world in such a way that I am someone future generations look back to as a representative of the period in which I live.
    -give a person something they've never had
    -give the FCC something to censor
    -see lava in real life
    -turn the US into a representative technocracy
    -go to burning man
    -help sloths across the street in south america
    -ride a horse
    -feed a carrot to Sarah Jessica Parker
    -dress in full, authetic, old west attire for no reason
    -ride a high-wheel bike around town wearing a top hat and a fake mustache
    -grow a real mustache, a glorious one
    -buy a fitted suit
    -eat food that i grew/hunted myself
    -restore a '67 plymouth barricuda.
    -restore balance to the force
    -stay up all night in japan
    -live in the wild for a while
    -fly in an airplane
    -drive a convertible
    -beat up the first person who yells "freebird." at any concert/live music venue
    -Be on stage in front of at least one thousand people
    -never stop learning
    -do science
    -do everything i've listed here
    -laugh my ass off as I die because i've lived the greatest life ever lived
    "Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."

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