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« Reply #19665 on: January 22, 2014, 05:21:33 PM »

And when I control everything, the only people who will be killed for saying or writing anything will be those who say or write:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Because it would be funny and usually those who say that nonsense, ain't never gonna be the person who suffers a paper cut for someone to get some food, much less lay down their life for someone to say something.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Will you defend to the death also things I say that you approve of?
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« Reply #19666 on: January 22, 2014, 05:23:35 PM »

And when I control everything, the only people who will be killed for saying or writing anything will be those who say or write:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Because it would be funny and usually those who say that nonsense, ain't never gonna be the person who suffers a paper cut for someone to get some food, much less lay down their life for someone to say something.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Will you defend to the death also things I say that you approve of?

That would depend on my mood.

You shouldn't take quotes too seriously and cheer up.
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« Reply #19667 on: January 22, 2014, 08:31:38 PM »
A Bing translation of a wiki article:

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Lars Thunberg

Lars Thunberg, born 1928- 2007, Dr., Assoc. Professor of theology in Uppsala and Århus, writer, poet.

Thunberg has authored three hymns in the 1986 book of hymns: No. 163 built On suffering is God's Church, 192 Now drops the noise as well as 425 Passage dimensions has been filled to the brink.

I'm not sure which hymn I'd like to hear more, "Now drops the noise" or "Passage dimensions has been filled to the brink"  ;D
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« Reply #19668 on: January 22, 2014, 09:50:43 PM »
And today we commemorate the feast of Ivan, Ivan, George, Vasil, and Ivan the (altar-boy) New-Martyrs, who died courageously in the service of God due to suffocation from incense smoke.

"We implore Thee O Lord for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints, Ivan, Ivan, Ivan, George and Vasil,/ which they endured on Thy behalf,/ show compassion unto us,/ and heal all or infirmities, O Lover of mankind."
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« Reply #19669 on: January 23, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” ~James Branch Cabell

(Thanks to Cyrillic for the inspiration  ;).)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19670 on: January 23, 2014, 11:46:20 AM »
A pessimistic optimist:  It could always be worse.
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« Reply #19671 on: January 23, 2014, 11:50:46 AM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19672 on: January 23, 2014, 12:03:41 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Cheer up, Brian...
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« Reply #19673 on: January 23, 2014, 12:04:36 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

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« Reply #19674 on: January 23, 2014, 12:19:24 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19675 on: January 23, 2014, 12:23:36 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.
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« Reply #19676 on: January 23, 2014, 12:33:42 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.

Is it the proximity to Russia that accounts for that?

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« Reply #19677 on: January 23, 2014, 12:39:05 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.

We're professionals in finding a downside in everything.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19678 on: January 23, 2014, 12:41:14 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.

We're professionals in finding a downside in everything.

Even suicide?  Couldn't get to the top 3?
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« Reply #19679 on: January 23, 2014, 12:41:32 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.

We're professionals in finding a downside in everything.

Everybody's gotta be good at something.  8)
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« Reply #19680 on: January 23, 2014, 12:42:53 PM »
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
― Robert Lynn Asprin

Are you sure you're not a Finn? You certainly sound like one.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Finland's suicide rate is top 10 or top 20 in the world.  Depends on how you look at that information and what you decide to do with it.

We're professionals in finding a downside in everything.

Even suicide?  Couldn't get to the top 3?

As professionals, they probably don't charge enough to get that high in the ratings.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19681 on: January 23, 2014, 12:44:00 PM »
Everybody's gotta be good at something.  8)

The US is not that good at suicide.
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« Reply #19682 on: January 23, 2014, 12:47:23 PM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19683 on: January 24, 2014, 01:04:39 PM »
That physics final could have been a bit more... pleasant...
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« Reply #19684 on: January 26, 2014, 04:41:33 AM »
That physics final could have been a bit more... pleasant...

Really anything with physics seems like it would be unpleasant. Hope you did ok regardless.  8)
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« Reply #19685 on: January 26, 2014, 12:22:52 PM »
That physics final could have been a bit more... pleasant...

Really anything with physics seems like it would be unpleasant. Hope you did ok regardless.  8)
Thanks. :)
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« Reply #19686 on: January 26, 2014, 04:11:09 PM »
I'm writing a job application and my God I feel pathetic. Coming straight from a juniversity my CV is practically empty. "I know nothing. Please hire me. :-*"

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« Reply #19687 on: January 26, 2014, 06:50:35 PM »
^Best of wishes. :)
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« Reply #19688 on: January 27, 2014, 08:36:59 AM »
25 posts, 14047 views. Pretty impressive.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19689 on: January 27, 2014, 10:08:39 AM »
I found a dollar cent and a U.K. ten pence coin in my wallet. Never saw those before. I must have been cheated with the change.
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« Reply #19690 on: January 27, 2014, 04:40:09 PM »
"The emperor, lord Manuel Comnenus,
upon a melancholy September day,
felt that his end was near. The astrologers
(those who were paid a stipend at the court)
prated of many years still left to him.
While these, however, were discoursing, he —
remembering pious customs of the past —
sends to the monks and gets him from the cells
ecclesiastical habiliments,
and puts them on rejoicing to present
the modest aspect of a priest or monk.
 
Happy are all they that reverently believe,
and, like the emperor lord Manuel, end
apparelled in their faith decorously."

-C.P Cavafy, Manuel Comnenus (tr. Keeley)
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« Reply #19691 on: January 27, 2014, 06:18:20 PM »
For my 6,666th post (mark of the beast, arrrrggh!) I bring you...

Nothing.

A whole post of nothing.

Stick that in your pipe and tell me it's raining.
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« Reply #19692 on: January 27, 2014, 07:55:51 PM »
It's raining
It's pouring
Now Vamrat
Is snoring

Oh, and congrats!  8)
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« Reply #19693 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:33 AM »
Best thread title last year: "Why are Roman Catholics Always Trying to Jack our Swag?"

Best thread title so far this year: "Transcendental Awakening and Postcolonial blues."
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« Reply #19694 on: January 28, 2014, 10:59:00 PM »
Best thread title last year: "Why are Roman Catholics Always Trying to Jack our Swag?"

This was the handiwork of JamesR, I remember. ;)
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« Reply #19695 on: January 28, 2014, 11:00:38 PM »
Speaking of Best Thread title, we should really do a whole "Best of" series for 2013. Or maybe it would be easier to do it like yearbook superlatives. "Most interesting thread", "Most interesting post", "Most helpful post", "Most likely to make you laugh poster", etc.
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« Reply #19696 on: January 28, 2014, 11:44:32 PM »
Best thread title last year: "Why are Roman Catholics Always Trying to Jack our Swag?"

This was the handiwork of JamesR, I remember. ;)

Indeed it was

If I could comment on what you said about having like a Yearbook thing, I think that we ought to have like some sort of montage composed of the best posting moments of some of the well-known, outrageous posters on this site like Orthonorm, Isa, augustine, and maybe yours truly.
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« Reply #19697 on: January 28, 2014, 11:54:40 PM »
Best thread title last year: "Why are Roman Catholics Always Trying to Jack our Swag?"

This was the handiwork of JamesR, I remember. ;)

Indeed it was

If I could comment on what you said about having like a Yearbook thing, I think that we ought to have like some sort of montage composed of the best posting moments of some of the well-known, outrageous posters on this site like Orthonorm, Isa, augustine, and maybe yours truly.

The only man capable of a such feat was booted: Shiny.

I'll post it on his behalf if he is game.
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« Reply #19698 on: January 28, 2014, 11:55:46 PM »
I was thinking of a list of categories, and then people would submit their votes for which thread/who best fits the category.
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« Reply #19699 on: January 29, 2014, 12:02:33 AM »
This place has gotten boring without Shiny. I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts and this place lacks the amazing spark that Shiny used to give it. Maybe I'll pull a William and rage quit. Anyhoo, we ought to organize a forum-wide effort or protest to get Shiny un-banned. I'd willingly gamble my the fate of my own account if it meant bringing him back. I propose we form a petition and submit it to one of the site administrators.
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« Reply #19700 on: January 29, 2014, 12:05:29 AM »
This place has gotten boring without Shiny. I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts and this place lacks the amazing spark that Shiny used to give it. Maybe I'll pull a William and rage quit. Anyhoo, we ought to organize a forum-wide effort or protest to get Shiny un-banned. I'd willingly gamble my the fate of my own account if it meant bringing him back. I propose we form a petition and submit it to one of the site administrators.

I suspect such a move would be as successful as the campaign to have the Irish Hermit unbanned.  :P
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« Reply #19701 on: January 29, 2014, 12:07:54 AM »
This place has gotten boring without Shiny. I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts and this place lacks the amazing spark that Shiny used to give it. Maybe I'll pull a William and rage quit. Anyhoo, we ought to organize a forum-wide effort or protest to get Shiny un-banned. I'd willingly gamble my the fate of my own account if it meant bringing him back. I propose we form a petition and submit it to one of the site administrators.

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« Reply #19702 on: January 29, 2014, 12:08:37 AM »
I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts

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« Reply #19703 on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:28 AM »
This place has gotten boring without Shiny. I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts and this place lacks the amazing spark that Shiny used to give it. Maybe I'll pull a William and rage quit. Anyhoo, we ought to organize a forum-wide effort or protest to get Shiny un-banned. I'd willingly gamble my the fate of my own account if it meant bringing him back. I propose we form a petition and submit it to one of the site administrators.

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I wish! Because that means it's time for my annual fishing pilgrimage!  :D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19704 on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:52 AM »
I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts

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According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation"


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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19705 on: January 29, 2014, 12:10:03 AM »
I no longer have any urge or need to make outrageous posts

"Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation"


Well played, my dear.  ;D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19706 on: January 29, 2014, 12:16:28 AM »
"Most outrageous post(er)" could definitely be a superlative on our list... James, you have a solid chance at that one, I think. ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19707 on: January 29, 2014, 12:30:14 AM »
Shoot, I hate when girls on the Tinder App only include their faces in their pics and not their bodies. How am I supposed to decline the morbidly obese ones?
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19708 on: January 29, 2014, 12:38:49 AM »
Speaking of Best Thread title, we should really do a whole "Best of" series for 2013. Or maybe it would be easier to do it like yearbook superlatives. "Most interesting thread", "Most interesting post", "Most helpful post", "Most likely to make you laugh poster", etc.

I don't know if anyone would want to go through many of the old threads/posts? I mean, if someone volunteers, great! 8)  If not, we could at least keep track starting now and do something at the end of this year. Maybe. Hmm...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19709 on: January 29, 2014, 12:44:02 AM »
Speaking of Best Thread title, we should really do a whole "Best of" series for 2013. Or maybe it would be easier to do it like yearbook superlatives. "Most interesting thread", "Most interesting post", "Most helpful post", "Most likely to make you laugh poster", etc.

I don't know if anyone would want to go through many of the old threads/posts? I mean, if someone volunteers, great! 8)  If not, we could at least keep track starting now and do something at the end of this year. Maybe. Hmm...

Hmmm... I guess I was thinking it would be open-ended, no provided options. But you have a point- it would start to get tricky with individual posts, unless it was specific per thread, like "Best of Quotable Quotes". Perhaps yearbook superlatives would have to do while we start the clock for next year.
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