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AZPaul3
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Message 1411 of 1450 (910652)
05-02-2023 9:37 PM


Quiet.
Much too quite.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Tanypteryx
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Message 1412 of 1450 (910653)
05-02-2023 9:55 PM
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05-02-2023 9:37 PM


Re: Quiet.
We're in recovery.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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AZPaul3
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Message 1413 of 1450 (910654)
05-02-2023 10:57 PM
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05-02-2023 9:55 PM


Re: Quiet.
Well hurry up. Recover already.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1414 of 1450 (910655)
05-03-2023 3:32 PM


Re: dare i say "TOO QUIET"?
did someone leave? LOL

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 1415 of 1450 (910656)
05-03-2023 3:35 PM
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05-03-2023 3:32 PM


Re: dare i say "TOO QUIET"?
That was just noise.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 1416 of 1450 (910657)
05-03-2023 5:11 PM
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05-03-2023 3:32 PM


Re: dare i say "TOO QUIET"?
I am sure Phat will be back shortly and GDR will recycle his lame argument for the 6022 time.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 1417 of 1450 (910658)
05-03-2023 10:48 PM
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05-03-2023 5:11 PM


Re: dare i say "TOO QUIET"?
(Edited) Upon reflection, I really do care about you old people and I would love to make you laugh! It became much too quiet around here ever since our cherished online friend ringo disappeared.
The world needs to laugh! We need hope. We need optimism.
I was in the mountains at a Union Conference. No good news there.
James Cordens Last Show Intro
The show was costing producers more than they were making.

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Message 1418 of 1450 (910709)
05-06-2023 6:02 PM


Star Trek: Captain's Order
In the various new series, it's become a thing for each captain to have his/her own signature command to engage. They even hang a lantern on it in the Season Two trailer for Strange New Worlds when Spock takes the con (at 1:15): failed to embed; link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN-d7dHNDqo
It seemed to have become a fan-driven thing with Picard's dramatic delivery of "Engage!", similar to the "Picard Maneuver" (ie, upon standing after having been seated pulling down on your tunic to straighten it out).
Now in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds they have CAPT Pike give the order of "Hit it!", whereas the original CAPT Pike (Jeffrey Hunter in the first pilot, The Cage) gives the order as "Engage", the same as Picard would decades later (though in the original German* the order he gives is "Beschleunigen!", "Accelerate."). Again, I assume that it was Patrick Stewart's dramatic flair or British accent (typical for a Frenchman) that made it stand out and then made it a "thing" with the fans.
I'm trying to remember what Kirk's command was and it keeps coming to me as "Engage." Though when timing of the order of execution was important, I recall him using "On my mark ... now!"
What do others recall?
 
FOOTNOTE *
Watching Star Trek in the original German.
While I am actually doing that on Paramount+, it refers to an old joke that had gotten retread in the last TOS movie, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in which Klingon General Chang keeps quoting Shakespeare to which Chancellor Gorkon remarks: "You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon."
The source of that reference could be as old as two centuries, though that movie's Wikipedia page refers to a Nazi propaganda campaign to claim Shakespeare as German as their source (now that I know about it, I tend to concur). Still, Shakespeare had been translated into German starting in the 18th Century and has long been popular in German-speaking lands. A common truism is that at any given time there are more productions of Shakespeare being performed in German than in English.

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Message 1419 of 1450 (910727)
05-09-2023 12:14 PM
Reply to: Message 1418 by dwise1
05-06-2023 6:02 PM


Re: Star Trek: Captain's Order
I'm trying to remember what Kirk's command was and it keeps coming to me as "Engage." Though when timing of the order of execution was important, I recall him using "On my mark ... now!"

What do others recall?
Kirk wasn't as consistent in the original series and movies because there wasn't really a precedent set at that time. As the writers changed per episode, he had a tendency to say different things. But I do recall that he would more often than not say:
"Ahead, warp factor X"
Or sometimes, he would just say "Warp X" and denote the warp factor. Sometimes, just "Warp Speed".
It certainly wasn't as iconic as "Engage". I think that was deliberately chosen early in the series and they were more consistent in TNG.

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Message 1420 of 1450 (910805)
05-15-2023 5:56 PM
Reply to: Message 1418 by dwise1
05-06-2023 6:02 PM


Re: Star Trek: Captain's Order

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Message 1421 of 1450 (911779)
07-26-2023 2:49 AM


What's the difference between a pig and a feminist?
Pigs are sane.

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Message 1422 of 1450 (911809)
07-26-2023 11:16 AM


Reminder
This is a humor thread.

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Message 1423 of 1450 (911815)
07-26-2023 6:00 PM
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07-26-2023 11:16 AM


Re: Reminder
My post was humorous.

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Message 1424 of 1450 (911823)
07-26-2023 7:11 PM
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07-26-2023 6:00 PM


Re: Reminder
No. No it isn't.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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07-26-2023 7:47 PM
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