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J Michael said:
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
A recent university study found that 62% of people who use this quote are correct 44% of the time.
 

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Asteriktos said:
J Michael said:
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
A recent university study found that 62% of people who use this quote are correct 44% of the time.
But only 3 out of 5 endocrinologists agree.
 

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Is it bad that this ethnic old calendar church I know does weddings in between Xmas and epiphany? I kinda like that they don't care just wanted to hear some other opinions
 

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augustin717 said:
...just wanted to hear some other opinions...
In my opinion:
  • It really should be called Pineapple downside-up cake.
  • Indoor soccer is different, but in a good way.
  • Sixty is a very useful number.
  • Whoever decided on the spelling for sphygmomanometer really had no business being in the spelling business.
 

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chrevbel said:
augustin717 said:
...just wanted to hear some other opinions...
In my opinion:
  • It really should be called Pineapple downside-up cake.
  • Indoor soccer is different, but in a good way.
  • Sixty is a very useful number.
  • Whoever decided on the spelling for sphygmomanometer really had no business being in the spelling business.
I vigorously disagree with all of those points except for the last.  We can find common ground on that one, I suppose.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
chrevbel said:
augustin717 said:
...just wanted to hear some other opinions...
In my opinion:
  • It really should be called Pineapple downside-up cake.
  • Indoor soccer is different, but in a good way.
  • Sixty is a very useful number.
  • Whoever decided on the spelling for sphygmomanometer really had no business being in the spelling business.
I vigorously disagree with all of those points except for the last.  We can find common ground on that one, I suppose.
Did my help work? Did you see the post about unsubscribing?
 

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orthonorm said:
TheTrisagion said:
chrevbel said:
augustin717 said:
...just wanted to hear some other opinions...
In my opinion:
  • It really should be called Pineapple downside-up cake.
  • Indoor soccer is different, but in a good way.
  • Sixty is a very useful number.
  • Whoever decided on the spelling for sphygmomanometer really had no business being in the spelling business.
I vigorously disagree with all of those points except for the last.  We can find common ground on that one, I suppose.
Did my help work? Did you see the post about unsubscribing?
I did. I don't have emails coming in, I just see threads that I don't really care about when I click unread topics I've posted in.  There was nothing in there about changing that.  Thanks for the help though.  It really isn't a big deal, I just felt like posting something random in my usual over-exaggerated manner.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
orthonorm said:
TheTrisagion said:
chrevbel said:
augustin717 said:
...just wanted to hear some other opinions...
In my opinion:
  • It really should be called Pineapple downside-up cake.
  • Indoor soccer is different, but in a good way.
  • Sixty is a very useful number.
  • Whoever decided on the spelling for sphygmomanometer really had no business being in the spelling business.
I vigorously disagree with all of those points except for the last.  We can find common ground on that one, I suppose.
Did my help work? Did you see the post about unsubscribing?
I did. I don't have emails coming in, I just see threads that I don't really care about when I click unread topics I've posted in.  There was nothing in there about changing that.  Thanks for the help though.  It really isn't a big deal, I just felt like posting something random in my usual over-exaggerated manner.
Oh. I thought you said something about subscriptions. OH! you mean subscribe ala Severian. Yeah, don't do that. No fixing that.

Got.
 

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hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
J Michael said:
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
A recent university study found that 62% of people who use this quote are correct 44% of the time.
But only 3 out of 5 endocrinologists agree.
Yes, but you must take into account that 37% of endocrinologists got their degree from the University of Phoenix.
 

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Asteriktos said:
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Asteriktos, is your avatar an image of the female reproductive system?
My goodness goddess no, nothing so mundane as all that!

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Why did you take out the cool swirly thingy and the boobs?  They add so much to the meaning of the symbol.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Why did you take out the cool swirly thingy and the boobs?  They add so much to the meaning of the symbol.
I originally got the symbol from another site, about neopaganism in general, and it didn't have the extra stuff. When I did see the other stuff though I figured that I shouldn't change my avatar, as it might cause a scandal and serious temptation for some people here. The devil will do anything he can to get guys to think about female bits.

As an aside, I think this should fulfill the "pagan" part of my long term goal of having used avatars representing all the major religions and philosophies in the world. Pagan, neo-pagan, goddess worship... they're all close enough to the same IMO.
 

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I remember when I was like 11 or 12 and this girl in my school was my first (and so far as I know, only) secret admirer, and I accidentally happened upon her putting another note in my backpack, and she felt awkward/annoyed/embarrassed about being caught and after that wouldn't give me the time of day and treated me like crap and I was very confused by all of this, because if she liked me then why did she suddenly not like me? Wat? Wait, is this the relationship thread? Anyway...
 

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Shiny said:
augustin is so proletariat that he declines offers for bottled water and drinks straight from tap.
Mmmmmm, government water!  Oh, I still have to pay for it!
 

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hecma925 said:
Shiny said:
augustin is so proletariat that he declines offers for bottled water and drinks straight from tap.
Mmmmmm, government water!  Oh, I still have to pay for it!
The watering pipe that serves a village in Zimbabwe is owned by Monsanto...

I'm looking for those untouched by capitalism watering pipes.
 

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Shiny said:
hecma925 said:
Shiny said:
augustin is so proletariat that he declines offers for bottled water and drinks straight from tap.
Mmmmmm, government water!  Oh, I still have to pay for it!
The watering pipe that serves a village in Zimbabwe is owned by Monsanto...

I'm looking for those untouched by capitalism watering pipes.
Start digging.
 

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Asteriktos said:
I remember when I was like 11 or 12 and this girl in my school was my first (and so far as I know, only) secret admirer, and I accidentally happened upon her putting another note in my backpack, and she felt awkward/annoyed/embarrassed about being caught and after that wouldn't give me the time of day and treated me like crap and I was very confused by all of this, because if she liked me then why did she suddenly not like me? Wat? Wait, is this the relationship thread? Anyway...
"Woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man." - Ulysses Everett McGill
 

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TheTrisagion said:
"Woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man." - Ulysses Everett McGill
Perhaps, perhaps. Though even if true it would still be better than we deserve.  8)

Also, it is nice enough outside to keep my door open today. 59 degrees at the moment. That whole deathly-cold thing seems so long ago...
 

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Asteriktos said:
TheTrisagion said:
"Woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man." - Ulysses Everett McGill
Perhaps, perhaps. Though even if true it would still be better than we deserve.  8)

Also, it is nice enough outside to keep my door open today. 59 degrees at the moment. That whole deathly-cold thing seems so long ago...
It's prob. 10 degrees lower in chicago but it still feels like a heat-wave.
 

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hecma925 said:
J Michael said:
hecma925 said:
J Michael said:
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Wanted to share this cargo cult hymn with y'all:
Thanks for making my eyes go all weird and giving me a headache  ::).
Did the shanty make you sea sick?
In a manner of speaking.
Not in a manner of singing?
Unfortunately not.  I see no musical notation.  Maybe its the horrible blurriness of most of it.  Ugh!
 

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So I was having trouble ordering a book this weekend on Amazon, which seemed quite strange to me as I've been using the site since 2001*, and using this card in particular for over a year, and never had a problem like this, and I knew I had the money for it. Yet Amazon was saying that my bank was declining payment. At first I figured maybe the problem was that they started getting stricter about your billing address exactly matching your shipping address, or some other minor thing of that type. As it turns out the problem was that they had flagged my account for possible fraud. That in itself I'm fine with... not that I have enough money to make it worth the trouble for a thief, but I'm glad they have security in place.  What confused me was what they had flagged me over. I ordered a few photos prints from walmart.com so that I could give copies to someone, and it was like 81 cents or something. That was what they thought suspicious.  Huh??  ??? :D  ;D


*As an aside, it's sort of fun to go back through your history and see what books you were buying over a decade ago...
 
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