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Message 28 of 1042 (650451)
01-31-2012 12:55 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by Dr Adequate
01-31-2012 8:30 AM


Muriel, you are wrong. You have been affected by the fundamentalism of a religious age. You do not believe except what you are told. You think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by your little mind. All minds, Muriel, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Muriel, there are dinosaurs. They exist as certainly as science and knowledge exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no dinosaurs. It would be as dreary as if there were no MURIELS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in dinosaurs! You might as well not believe in stars. You might get all your explorers to search the entire world, but even if they found no dinosaurs, what would that prove? Nobody sees real dinosaurs, but that's because they're extinct, like dodos, the passenger pigeon and the giant sloth, and that is no sign that there's no such thing as dinosaurs. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see electrons dancing around a nucleus? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only study and analysis, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, MURIEL, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No dinosaurs! Thank God! they live, and they live forever. A thousand years from now, Muriel, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, they will continue to make glad the heart of children and paleontologists everywhere.
--Percy (with apologies to Francis Pharcellus Church)

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Message 82 of 1042 (654356)
02-29-2012 3:28 PM
Reply to: Message 81 by frako
02-29-2012 1:46 PM


Another Top Ten List
Here's my list of the top ten reasons the rest of the world has figured out that America is full of idiots:
  1. The first Republican debate
  2. The second Republican debate
  3. The third Republican debate
  4. ...etc...
--Percy

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Message 113 of 1042 (654427)
03-01-2012 12:37 PM


This is the Humor Thread
Anyone got anything that's funny?
--Percy

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Message 175 of 1042 (657837)
03-31-2012 8:10 AM


Voting Republican
--Percy

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Message 191 of 1042 (658479)
04-05-2012 11:02 AM
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04-05-2012 10:04 AM


Re: You asked for it...
I live in the land of "if it ends with a soft 'a' sound then add an 'r'", and it still took me a while.
--Percy

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Message 204 of 1042 (659171)
04-13-2012 7:16 AM
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04-13-2012 12:22 AM


I think the joke might have lost something in the translation. I would have said it this way;
"Now days you cant trust anything written down!! I got an invitation to a ball that said, and underlined twice, 'Entry only with bow tie.' And I believed it! But when I got to the ball I saw others also wearing suits."
--Percy

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Message 208 of 1042 (659380)
04-15-2012 5:47 PM
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04-14-2012 5:49 AM


Over here we tell Slovenijan jokes.
--Percy

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Message 214 of 1042 (659409)
04-15-2012 8:10 PM
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04-15-2012 6:26 PM


New Hampshire - that's a county in Pennsylvania, isn't it?
--Percy

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Message 237 of 1042 (660676)
04-28-2012 10:25 AM
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04-27-2012 5:51 AM


The board also has a [utube] dBCode, it's pretty flexible. The easiest way is to just use the unique code in the YouTube URL, e.g.:
[utube=ujUQn0HhGEk]
But you can just cut-n-paste the whole URL if you like:
[utube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ujUQn0HhGEk]
--Percy

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Message 383 of 1042 (671486)
08-26-2012 9:57 AM
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08-25-2012 1:28 PM


Re: But wait, there's more!
Never heard of Roy Zimmerman before, here's another:
--Percy

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Message 486 of 1042 (676145)
10-19-2012 8:13 PM
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10-19-2012 6:53 PM


Maybe he meant this link: Relativistic Baseball
--Percy

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Message 490 of 1042 (676233)
10-20-2012 5:36 PM
Reply to: Message 489 by Dr Adequate
10-20-2012 12:15 PM


Dr Adequate writes:
So what he's saying is that something interesting would happen during a game of baseball?
I think he should re-check his calculations, as this is known to be impossible.
Well, okay, if you say so.
--Percy

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Message 532 of 1042 (678730)
11-10-2012 8:37 AM
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11-10-2012 12:56 AM


More evidence for where the batshit-crazy component of the Republican party comes from.
--Percy

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Message 557 of 1042 (681141)
11-23-2012 8:08 AM
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11-22-2012 9:26 PM


Re: Apparently, i got Some Splaining To Do
I can't believe you posted such inaccurate information. Everyone knows Bedtime for Bonzo was 1951, not 1962. Obama wasn't born until 1961, that obviously cannot be him in the picture.
--Percy

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Message 610 of 1042 (687102)
01-07-2013 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 609 by hooah212002
01-07-2013 2:57 PM


Re: Coyote is.....anti-climate change????
I'm anti-climate change, too. I liked it a lot better the way it was before.
--Percy

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