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hereoisreal



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,06:47   

Enjoy. 49 is the last one before you coast downhill.

Zero

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,07:31   

Happy birthday Wes!

Incidently, it's mine too, but who cares XD

At least I will have an easy time remembering yours :p

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,07:55   

On this auspicious occasion, I would like to speak for all the miscreants here and pay respectful homage to you, our benefactor.



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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:01   

Happy BD to the top dog AND the Schroed-dog. And a title for my new book springs to mind!

Something like Methuselah and the Counterfactual Quantum Thought Experiment.

(Needs work.)

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hereoisreal



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:03   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 23 2009,07:31)
Happy birthday Wes!

Incidently, it's mine too, but who cares XD

At least I will have an easy time remembering yours :p

Sorry Schroedinger's Dog, I did not mean to
overlook you.  Happy birthday to you also.
Every dog should have his day.

Zero

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It's not over till the fat lady sings! (Isa. 54:1 & Zec 9:9)

   
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:03   

Thanks kindly for the birthday greeting, and one for Schroedinger's Dog, too.

LOLdogs? These two seem to follow me around...





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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:17   

Happy birthday!

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hereoisreal



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:19   

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."

I'm sorry Wes.  My karma just hit your dogma.

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Great news. God’s wife is pregnant! (Rev. 12:5)

It's not over till the fat lady sings! (Isa. 54:1 & Zec 9:9)

   
dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:43   

Happy birthday, dawgs

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:47   

Congratulations to you two, but every day should be a dog day!

May The Designer Who Can Not Be Named Grant Your Every Wish!*





* Nope, not this year.  UD is still posting tard, and the DI has not been Raptured.

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:49   

Reciprocating Bill, nice title for a book. Reminds me where my nickname comes from:

"Somewhere around the place I've got an unfinished short story about Schroedinger's Dog; it was mostly moaning about all the attention the cat was getting."

   -- (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)

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deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,08:53   

Happy Birthdays!!!

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,09:26   

Happy Birthday one and all!

And an extra special Happy Birthday to Wes who provides this domain of deviants with its domicile.

Louis

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Paul Flocken



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,09:40   

I'll throw my squeak on top of the pile. HBD Wes!!!

(eta: or bottom as the case may be)

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,10:21   

A very happy BD to you, Wes.

49 is the new 50, you know!

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To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,10:37   

Happy happy.

Personally, I consider 57 the new 49.

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,11:35   

Happy Birthday Wes...may all your gifts be as wonderful as the one you help provide for us.

Happy Birthday SD...13 posts in and still going strong.

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oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,11:38   

Gratz, init!

  
Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,12:08   

A big happy birthday Irreducibly Chococomplex Chip* birthday cookie to the both of yous!



And two shimmies, naturally. :)

*I has trademark. ;)

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ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,12:11   

Happy birthday Wes & SD.

Wes, maybe you should consider being 39.  It worked for Jack Benny.  :)

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,12:40   

Happy Birthday, Boss and SD.

Fortunately, your birthdays fall on the day before hangoversdontmatter day.

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,16:21   

Yes, happy birthday to both of you!  Unfortunately Dr. Dr. D. didn't respond to my request for a special Friday Meltdown for you.

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EyeNoU



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,16:26   

Happy Birthday, gentlemen.

  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,19:40   

Happiest of days from the "little dog" to the big ones!

  
afarensis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,21:18   

Happy birthday gentleman!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,22:54   

Under the wire!
Happy birthday to both of you!
And happy Friday to everyone else!

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,23:15   

My birthday present is a suggestion to go rent a Mitch Hedberg DVD. He's hilarious. And kind of bent.


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Texas Teach



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,23:36   

Happy Birthday to both of you.  Wes, thanks for helping all of us fight the good fight.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,00:21   

I had a good day. There was progress on current projects. I had a remote job interview via video on iChat that went well. I had dinner with my wife and friends at the Okemos Olive Garden restaurant. We retired to watch "The Dark Knight" on DVD, pausing occasionally for me to take phone calls wishing me a happy birthday.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, and thanks for being part of the community here.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,00:46   

We might have to consider a single Birthday thread. If we don't, we'll have a few hundred threads here dedicated to that. On the flipside, once we get that list populated, it won't increase much, since next year's birthdays can be celebrated in last year's thread. Up for discussion.

   
nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,02:35   

Belated birthdays wishes guys!

   
Ptaylor



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,04:46   

Happy (belated) birthday to both of you.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,07:03   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 24 2009,01:46)
We might have to consider a single Birthday thread. If we don't, we'll have a few hundred threads here dedicated to that. On the flipside, once we get that list populated, it won't increase much, since next year's birthdays can be celebrated in last year's thread. Up for discussion.

We could do one thread for each year.

"2009 Birthdays", "2010 Birthdays", etc.

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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,08:33   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Jan. 24 2009,08:03)
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 24 2009,01:46)
We might have to consider a single Birthday thread. If we don't, we'll have a few hundred threads here dedicated to that. On the flipside, once we get that list populated, it won't increase much, since next year's birthdays can be celebrated in last year's thread. Up for discussion.

We could do one thread for each year.

"2009 Birthdays", "2010 Birthdays", etc.

Sounds good.

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That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,09:25   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 24 2009,00:46)
We might have to consider a single Birthday thread. If we don't, we'll have a few hundred threads here dedicated to that. On the flipside, once we get that list populated, it won't increase much, since next year's birthdays can be celebrated in last year's thread. Up for discussion.

Do multiple threads take up more storage space than one thread with an equal number of comments?

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olegt



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,09:44   

Happy birthdays to Wes and SD!

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dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,09:57   

Happy Birthday yinz guys.*

(*The yinz being in honor of the Pittsburgh Steelers.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2009,10:15   



Hoping that your birthday wishes worked out better than this.

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 27 2009,07:49   

erm...I just realised that I haven't thanked anyone. So thanks to all, but most of all to the Big Dog Wes for giving us this great space of expression.

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hereoisreal



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 27 2009,08:15   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 27 2009,07:49)
erm...I just realised that I haven't thanked anyone. So thanks to all, but most of all to the Big Dog Wes for giving us this great space of expression.

Amen

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,14:20   

I'm a bit early, but I plan on sleeping right through tomorrow. Happy birthday, fellas.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,14:23   

Happy BD to both, and may you enjoy many more trips of the sun around the earth. Errm, I think I got that right.

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,14:33   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 22 2010,14:23)
Happy BD to both, and may you enjoy many more trips of the sun around the earth. Errm, I think I got that right.

Yes, you got it right - it says so in the Holy Bible.

It also says Happy Birthday and Caek to Wes & SD.

Her is your Happy Birthday Falcon -



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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,14:38   

Happy Birthday

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,15:27   

Happy birthdays to youse, and thanks Wes for the sandbox.

btw wtf is up with the dates on this board? I'm reading it as next Sunday already...

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,15:29   

OH. Heh heh. Never mind. This is 2010, isn't it.  Wonder how Roy Sheider's making out with that spaceship thingy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,16:20   

Happy Birthday, gents!

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,16:21   

Happy Trips Around the Sun!

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That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad

  
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,17:24   

Happy birthday!

And lots of hugs and sloppy kisses.

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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,17:52   

Happy Birthday both of youse.

And thank you Wes for providing the Very Model of a Tardobservatorium.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,18:43   

I made you a special lol cat birthday card...but I eated it. Anyway, Happy Birthday to both of you!

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,19:25   

Happy squirt-out day, boys.

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EyeNoU



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,21:09   

Happy Birthday to both, and thanks for all your effort, Wes.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,22:35   

Thanks, everyone!

I'll be celebrating by going to the Florida Citizens for Science annual meeting on the USF campus in Tampa.

But I'll get to get together with my parents in the evening. It is nice being in the same state with family.

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,22:55   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 22 2010,22:35)
Thanks, everyone!

I'll be celebrating by going to the Florida Citizens for Science annual meeting on the USF campus in Tampa.

But I'll get to get together with my parents in the evening. It is nice being in the same state with family.

I've never actually seen the "science club" excuse work.  Good luck with that.



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sledgehammer



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 22 2010,23:23   

Doodz! De Dawgs done did dere D-dayz! Do dem doobies!

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Ptaylor



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2010,02:04   

Happy birthday to you both, kia ora.

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2010,03:20   

Thanks all, and happy birthday Wes!

I'm leaving in two hours for Stonehenge, which will be nice 'cause it's quite foggy today.

Oh, and me girl promised me a "special" present :p

I'll post the pictures*




*Of Stonehenge, you pervs!

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MichaelJ



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2010,18:20   

Happy Birthday to you both

  
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2010,18:31   

"The sun is the same in a relative way
but you're older..."

as are we all.  

may you enjoy many more journeys around our star

  
dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2010,18:40   

Happy Birthday to both of you!

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,04:29   

Well, as promised, some pics of me and my girl Alicja at Stonehenge. It's a bit less impressive than I expected, and due to the actual fences forbiding access to the stones the "mystic" is quite downplayed. Oh, and 6.60 pounds just to get there!











All in all, it was a nice birthday. And yesterday we went to Brighton. Lovely!

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"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

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ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,08:23   

I'm a little late to the party, but happy birthday to you both.

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,08:34   

SD - Great Pics, it looks cold, windy and fun.  Good to see your better 1/2   2/3 is cuter than you, but you have better hair.

BTW - If it's 6.6 pounds to get there, is it 10 pounds to leave?

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,10:23   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 25 2010,02:29)


"Nobody knows... oo dey were.... or... wot dey were doin'..."

Glad the weather lent itself to photography, and you had a happy.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,17:44   

Happy Birthday Wes And SD!

Last time I went to Stonehenge I mananged to get myself and my American chums kicked out. The rope fence is very small and eminently crossable and we were young and curious. I can testify that the view from the centre of the stones is very impressive....at least until some irate druid/English Heritage lady kicked us out. She was amazingly sceptical of our claim we were taking photos for my friend's dying mum. A little harsh we felt.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,18:04   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 25 2010,05:29)

But why is it called "Stone" henge. I just don't see it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,19:03   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Jan. 25 2010,19:04)
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 25 2010,05:29)

But why is it called "Stone" henge. I just don't see it.

I'm thinking because it would be a blast to sneak in at night, start a campfire, and get...

oh, I probably shouldn't say that publicly, should I?

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2010,20:45   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Jan. 25 2010,19:03)
       
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Jan. 25 2010,19:04)
       
Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 25 2010,05:29)

But why is it called "Stone" henge. I just don't see it.

I'm thinking because it would be a blast to sneak in at night, start a campfire, and get...

oh, I probably shouldn't say that publicly, should I?

So, no casting teh future with entrails at this party? Booo!

No re-enacting Seneca...there oughtta be a law...

Happy birthday, Wes and Shroedawg! As always, I wish you the most shimmying good time, along with a veritable witch's cauldron of feast and frolic! :)



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 26 2010,11:26   

Poser. :-)

(ooo! I'm sig worthy!)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,02:14   

Holy crap, another year already?

Time flies when you don't know what you're doing.

Happy birthdays, again, gentlemen.  

Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.



(Louis, looking at your story from last year about Stonehenge makes me think of Withnail and I. I dunno why, it just does.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,03:11   

Thanks fnxtr!

And a happy birthday to Top-Dog Wes!

Bring on the lolcats!!!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,04:18   

Cheers to both of you; just beware of
hiccups!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,05:26   

Happy BD, SD and WE!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,05:54   

Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 23 2011,08:14)
[SNIP]

(Louis, looking at your story from last year about Stonehenge makes me think of Withnail and I. I dunno why, it just does.)

SCRUBBERS!!!!!!

I love that film, you should play the drinking game sometime. It hurts. Personally I think substituting out the lighter fluid is for weaklings and IDCists (but I repeat myself).

For those who do not know these things, a Camberwell Carrot is a very large, marijuana cigarette, formed into a conical, or carrot like shape.

I, of course, as a clean living, responsible and well respected member of society do not advocate the consumption of any of these things. However, if anyone wants to attempt it, I am available at my club the third Thursday of every month to give it a bloody good try. What!

Oh yes, and happy birthday to Wes and that French bloke. May your fruits ever be loinful and your ups always pecker. Or something like that.

Hurrah!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,06:06   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Jan. 23 2011,09:11)
Thanks fnxtr!

And a happy birthday to Top-Dog Wes!

Bring on the lolcats!!!

OK then. But first...



Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,06:31   

If it's Lolcats you want:



Happy birthday!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,07:08   

Happy Birthday Wes and SDog!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,07:50   

Insider Footage from the Party!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,08:19   

B'Day, shared B'day dudes.

Speaking of piles of stones, and the passing of years:



(25 years ago)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,08:49   

Happy Birthday Wes and SD!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,10:05   

Hoppy Birfdayz to both of you!  In celebration, I'm going out for drinks with SteviePinhead and RAFH tonight.  I will get good and toasted in your honor.  And take pictures.

:D

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,10:36   

Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

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Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 23 2011,11:36)
Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,10:46   

No more alligator incidents, I hope!

Happy Birthday

Bonne anniversaire, SD!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,11:23   

Happy birthday to you both!

May yours be pleasant or eventful, whichever you prefer.

Many happy returns from the Bamboo Bunker.


The MadPanda, FCD

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,11:35   

Happy birfdayz, guys!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,11:35   

Happy birthday guys!

It's been a year already? What happened to it?  :O

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,11:40   

Happy Birthday to both of ye! Many, many more.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,15:13   

Again, many thanks to everyone.

This day was not so eventful, but Ali and I rewatched the NOVA Judgement Day program just for funsies. We had a nice lunch with my family and went for an indian diner with my childhood pal.

Now it's massage time, and then some...

:)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,15:27   

Happy Trips Around the Sun!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,15:45   

Happy birthday!  In celebration of another year gone by, here's a fun discussion of what that means

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,15:48   

Congrats to both of you on another trip about the sun.

But don't overdo that massage thing, SD. It could lead to dancing...

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,18:09   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 23 2011,21:48)
Congrats to both of you on another trip about the sun.

But don't overdo that massage thing, SD. It could lead to dancing...

Dancing!?

{Faints from shock}

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,18:32   

Happy birfday fellas. Wes, thanks for all you do.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,18:34   

Happy Birthday!

I hope you all got to do something fun.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,20:30   

A happy birthday and a 'Cher, bro' to each of you.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,21:04   

Sorry I'm late!  I had to watch the Bears fall flatter than an IDCist's explanation...

I hope you both had the best days possible, and to repeat Rich's words, Wes, thanks for all you do.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,21:15   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 23 2011,18:09)
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 23 2011,21:48)
Congrats to both of you on another trip about the sun.

But don't overdo that massage thing, SD. It could lead to dancing...

Dancing!?

{Faints from shock}

Louis

Yeah, you know - making hip babies.  ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,22:22   

Quote (Wolfhound @ Jan. 23 2011,08:43)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 23 2011,11:36)
Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!


Huzzah! Someone who actually knows what "dachshund" means!

Anyone who pronounces it like the surname in "Sense and Sensibility" gets a tongue-lashing. And not in a nice way.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2011,22:24   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 23 2011,03:54)
I, of course, as a clean living, responsible and well respected member of society do not advocate the consumption of any of these things.

Yes, but have you ever gone on holiday by mistake?

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2011,07:10   

Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 23 2011,22:22)
Quote (Wolfhound @ Jan. 23 2011,08:43)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 23 2011,11:36)
Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!


Huzzah! Someone who actually knows what "dachshund" means!

Anyone who pronounces it like the surname in "Sense and Sensibility" gets a tongue-lashing. And not in a nice way.

Beka is a mini-dachshund from rabbit-hunting lines. The critical morphological limit is chest circumference, which defines the smallest hole she can get down. Beka has a 31cm circumference, which puts her just a centimeter too large to be classed as a Kaninchenteckel. She doesn't seem to have become discouraged by this, and chases rabbits anyway.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2011,07:19   

Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 24 2011,04:24)
Quote (Louis @ Jan. 23 2011,03:54)
I, of course, as a clean living, responsible and well respected member of society do not advocate the consumption of any of these things.

Yes, but have you ever gone on holiday by mistake?

I have frequently woken up in strange places not knowing where I am. Does that count?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2011,15:56   

Happy birthday (belatedly, sorry) both of you guys!

Each of you does a lot to make this site the site that it is, and that is it!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2011,17:24   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 24 2011,07:10)
Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 23 2011,22:22)
 
Quote (Wolfhound @ Jan. 23 2011,08:43)
 
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 23 2011,11:36)
Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!


Huzzah! Someone who actually knows what "dachshund" means!

Anyone who pronounces it like the surname in "Sense and Sensibility" gets a tongue-lashing. And not in a nice way.

Beka is a mini-dachshund from rabbit-hunting lines. The critical morphological limit is chest circumference, which defines the smallest hole she can get down. Beka has a 31cm circumference, which puts her just a centimeter too large to be classed as a Kaninchenteckel. She doesn't seem to have become discouraged by this, and chases rabbits anyway.

My wife and I had a cocker spaniel years ago that spotted a "bunny" and took off after it.  When he finally caught it, the "bunny" turned out to be a jack rabbit that kicked him hard enough to sprain the dog's back and dislocate one elbow.  His enthusiasm for chasing bunnies dropped off noticeably after that.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2011,13:10   

Quote (Texas Teach @ Jan. 24 2011,15:24)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 24 2011,07:10)
 
Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 23 2011,22:22)
 
Quote (Wolfhound @ Jan. 23 2011,08:43)
   
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 23 2011,11:36)
Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!


Huzzah! Someone who actually knows what "dachshund" means!

Anyone who pronounces it like the surname in "Sense and Sensibility" gets a tongue-lashing. And not in a nice way.

Beka is a mini-dachshund from rabbit-hunting lines. The critical morphological limit is chest circumference, which defines the smallest hole she can get down. Beka has a 31cm circumference, which puts her just a centimeter too large to be classed as a Kaninchenteckel. She doesn't seem to have become discouraged by this, and chases rabbits anyway.

My wife and I had a cocker spaniel years ago that spotted a "bunny" and took off after it.  When he finally caught it, the "bunny" turned out to be a jack rabbit that kicked him hard enough to sprain the dog's back and dislocate one elbow.  His enthusiasm for chasing bunnies dropped off noticeably after that.

I always wondered where the terms "car-jacking" and "hijacking" originated.

Bunnies with attitude, clearly.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2011,16:53   

The phrase "wascally wabbit" also comes to mind here.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2011,17:01   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Jan. 25 2011,11:10)
 
Quote (Texas Teach @ Jan. 24 2011,15:24)
 
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Jan. 24 2011,07:10)
   
Quote (fnxtr @ Jan. 23 2011,22:22)
     
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Thanks, folks! I'm still in the grip of some virus or other picked up when I visited Vegas earlier this month. It's just me and Beka, the mini-dachshund, here for what festivities we might get up. Fortunately, I do have a bottle of sangria for me, and there's various dog treats around to help make Beka happy. If a mini-dachshund can get happier than having six acres of Florida bush to sniff around in.

Dachshund?  DACHSHUND?!


Huzzah! Someone who actually knows what "dachshund" means!

Anyone who pronounces it like the surname in "Sense and Sensibility" gets a tongue-lashing. And not in a nice way.

Beka is a mini-dachshund from rabbit-hunting lines. The critical morphological limit is chest circumference, which defines the smallest hole she can get down. Beka has a 31cm circumference, which puts her just a centimeter too large to be classed as a Kaninchenteckel. She doesn't seem to have become discouraged by this, and chases rabbits anyway.

My wife and I had a cocker spaniel years ago that spotted a "bunny" and took off after it.  When he finally caught it, the "bunny" turned out to be a jack rabbit that kicked him hard enough to sprain the dog's back and dislocate one elbow.  His enthusiasm for chasing bunnies dropped off noticeably after that.

I always wondered where the terms "car-jacking" and "hijacking" originated.

Bunnies with attitude, clearly.

Obvious reference:
"Jus' look a' the bones!"

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