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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,23:41   

Why no speaky? Come on, we won't bite.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,23:46   

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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

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snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,07:55   

Quote (Ichthyic @ April 18 2007,23:46)
 
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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist?  :)

  
Sant Jordi



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:06   

OK. †Sant Jordi here. †I'm English orginally from Newcastle but living in Barcelona (hence my name here). †I've been following the discussions here for a while. †Not sure that I'll ever be a regular poster. †

I come here because the subject interests me (I have a BSc in Biochemistry but work in a completely unrelated field), because my mother in law seems to be becoming a creationist and finally it's easier than working when you have a hangover (like today). †

Cheers

Sant Jordi
PS don't forget to have a drink for me on Monday and/or give a rose to your lass or book to your man (Catalan tradition)

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:24   

Yogi Berra said it best:
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You can observe a lot by watching

  
huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:32   

Besides, I just delurked on Arden's linguistics thread, admitted to being Welsh and was immediately DT'd ("you're outta here") by J-Dog for not having enough Ws or Ls in my name!

Like many lurkers, I suspect, I am in awe of a lot of the knowledge here and have learned a very great deal.  I have also been surprised by some of the nonsense spouted by people like afdave.

Seriously, this forum is a very good read, often hilarious and always interesting.

So there you go.

  
ToSeek



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:42   

Shan't.

  
hooligans



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,11:09   

I teach middle school science in White Salmon, Washington. As a public school teacher you get some pretty interesting responses to teaching the evolutionary paradigm in biology. I have had a few parents invite me to their churches to hear, the now imprisoned, Kent Hovind speak. I declined, but I regret that now. I would have loved to see a true snake oil salesman do his show. As a teacher you continually have to take courses for professional development, this last spring I took a course at a local community college and was dumbfounded to hear my professor talking about the Great Nochian Flood, the speed of light slowing down, human footprints next to dinosaurs, and radiometric dating inconsistencies. He was a wacko YECíer.  I spent much of my time at TalkOrigins prepping for our next class where I crushed his pathetic talking points. From there I found the Pandas Thumb and this site as well.

I have found that 8th graders love to learn about the grand picture of life. The love to understand why nature works the way it does. Truly, nothing in nature makes any sense without an understanding of evolutionary theory. Now when students or parents question the wisdom of teaching evolution to their kids, I simply say that this is the best explanation given the observed evidence. I am greatly indebted to the many wise ones here that have shed light of the subject for me.

I must also admit that the antics of the folks at UD are such a crack-up. I just love seeing the gang here just totally crush their idiotic rantings.

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,11:20   

To continue, at best Iím only going to make a very modest contribution towards making this board more informative and/or entertaining. †As others have noted, what will make this board more interesting is another creobot, and †after a short layoff, I definitely spent more time here once FTK got active. †

She provided a measure of entertainment for a while, but man she got boring fast. †In †contrast, AFD kept me entertained for a couple of months. †To me, the whole AFD thread climaxed with the Portuguese discussion, because it showed that not only did Dave understand nothing about science, he understood nothing about argument. †

As Mr. Vibrating makes clear, itís hard to have an argument if you donít know what one is. †FTK has tried to avoid getting into a scientific discussion, but in the course of arguing about not arguing, she has demonstrated that her understanding of evidence and logic is on par with Daveís. †

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:34   

Quote (snoeman @ April 19 2007,07:55)
Quote (Ichthyic @ April 18 2007,23:46)
 
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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist?  :)

not only that, but you get teeth on your tongue, too!

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:51   

Quote (Ichthyic @ April 19 2007,12:34)
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Quote (snoeman @ April 19 2007,07:55)
† †Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist? †:)

not only that, but you get teeth on your tongue, too!

Don't get many second dates, do ya?

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. †We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:56   

sure ya do, it's just that french-kissing becomes way overrated (er, unless you're into serious kink).

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,16:21   

Re "Why no speaky? Come on, we won't bite."

Well, most of the time anything I'd know to say has already been said, sometimes by several people, and often in more detail than I'd have available.

Henry

  
Cubeb



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,23:38   

Richardthughes, you magnificent...

...I just registered (de-lurked) at your request, read the rules, and would certainly not want to be considered vulgar in my very first post in this forum.

I stumbled upon The Panda's Thumb, and After the Bar Closes, just when the Kitzmiller decision was released, and have followed both, obsessively, ever since.

This forum has been a real treat, an antidote to the Bush era's theme of return-to-the-dark-ages. Any of you other old-timers remember the August 1972 issue of the National Lampoon? Same basic idea. Panda's Thumb occasionally supplies me with teaching material, and that's pretty good. But After the Bar Closes is, well, the ne plus ultra. Long live the Church Burnin' Ebola Boys!

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,23:55   

Quote (Cubeb @ April 19 2007,23:38)
Richardthughes, you magnificent...

...I just registered (de-lurked) at your request, read the rules, and would certainly not want to be considered vulgar in my very first post in this forum.

I stumbled upon The Panda's Thumb, and After the Bar Closes, just when the Kitzmiller decision was released, and have followed both, obsessively, ever since.

This forum has been a real treat, an antidote to the Bush era's theme of return-to-the-dark-ages. Any of you other old-timers remember the August 1972 issue of the National Lampoon? Same basic idea. Panda's Thumb occasionally supplies me with teaching material, and that's pretty good. But After the Bar Closes is, well, the ne plus ultra. Long live the Church Burnin' Ebola Boys!

You're just the sort of handsome devil we accept into our lovable band of rogues. Oh, we're modest too. You should post more, chief.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,00:36   

Hi, my name is deadman_932, and I'm a Cancer, I like long walks in the rain and holding hands. I'm a pretty good cook and I enjoy romance novels and watching Oprah on TiVo.

My favorite colour is ochre and I'm about 5'1" tall and I weigh 473 lbs. I find women really like exploring my folds for any leftovers they can find and my full beard that has many flavors of soup they can enjoy. I raise parasites for a hobby, and I'm currently the proud owner of a 27-foot-long tapeworm named Roger who lives in my lower intestine.

If you think I'm the kind of guy for you, leave me a PM, except if you're Richardthughes, because he's a pig that kept trying to grab my manboobs and rubbing all over me.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,02:15   

Quote (deadman_932 @ April 20 2007,00:36)
Hi, my name is deadman_932, and I'm a Cancer, I like long walks in the rain and holding hands. I'm a pretty good cook and I enjoy romance novels and watching Oprah on TiVo.

My favorite colour is ochre and I'm about 5'1" tall and I weigh 473 lbs. I find women really like exploring my folds for any leftovers they can find and my full beard that has many flavors of soup they can enjoy. I raise parasites for a hobby, and I'm currently the proud owner of a 27-foot-long tapeworm named Roger who lives in my lower intestine.

If you think I'm the kind of guy for you, leave me a PM, except if you're Richardthughes, because he's a pig that kept trying to grab my manboobs and rubbing all over me.

I WISH YOU WOOD LURK. YOU'RE RUBBISH.

*PETS LITTLE DOG*

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,05:17   

Hmmm... well I've commented once or twice here, but usually refrain.
Thinking about it, I reckon I started coming here regularly when the UD thread started up (which coincided with my moving to Australia), prior to that I popped over occasionally from the Thumb (as I recall the first time might have been the ape promiscuity/semen discussion where a lot of the comments got 'walled'  :angry:  ) Since then it's been a (more or less) regular stop along with the Thumb and various ScienceBlogs.
I'm afraid I don't comment much as I really don't have the strength to go panning for gold in the UD sewer, I guess I'll just titter from the sidelines.
Keep up the good work!
Nearly 500 pages of Uncommonly Dense - what a landmark achievement.  ;)

   
fusilier



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,07:00   

There are only so many hours in a day.  I do most of my posting over at CARM - same screen-name, same sig.

fusilier
James 2:24

  
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,09:16   

Steverino here....

20 years as a Designer (print and web) and UI/Software Usability Analyst.

I just happened to stumble onto to the Pandas Thumb after doing some googling.  I had gotten into debates regarding the adoption of creation ideas into the public school system and needed some hard scientific data to go along with the legal facts.

Science rocks and you all have my admiration and gratitude for defending not only science but, the unconstitutional intrusion of religion into our schools and government.

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
                                                                                - Henry J. Tillman

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,10:05   

Quote (Steverino @ April 20 2007,17:16)
Steverino here....

20 years as a Designer (print and web) and UI/Software Usability Analyst.

I just happened to stumble onto to the Pandas Thumb after doing some googling. †I had gotten into debates regarding the adoption of creation ideas into the public school system and needed some hard scientific data to go along with the legal facts.

Science rocks and you all have my admiration and gratitude for defending not only science but, the unconstitutional intrusion of religion into our schools and government.

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † - Henry J. Tillman

SEE THAT RTH?

"IF YOUR NOT PART OF TEH POLUTION, YOU START TO PRECIPITATE"

THAT MEANS RAIN YOU NO.
GLOBAL PRECIPITATION IS ALL TO DO WITH THE ALBINO EFFECT .....THAT'S WHERE SNOW IS NOT COVERED BY INUIT (POLAR BEARS ARE OK THO' COZ THEY ARE WHITE TOO..... NOT THAT I HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ALBINO INUIT YOU UNDERSTAND)

NOW IF I RUN MY CHAINSAW ON DCA I CAN KILL TWO GEESE ON ONE LOG BIRDS WITH ONE STONE.

REDUCE CANCER IN CHAINSAWS AND PREVENT POLAR BEARS FROM EATING INUIT. YOU NO IT MAKES SENSE, HOMO.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,11:06   

LOL....I just love that "essence of TARD" closing..." - homo"

Makes me smile every time I see it.

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- Born right the first time.
- Asking questions is NOT the same as providing answers.
- It's all fun and games until the flying monkeys show up!

   
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2007,21:24   

clamboy, me. i've met a few o' yez, and i've posted here a few times, but mostly i (like some others) like to read and watch the well-edumicated make mincemeat outta the tards.

i'm a sign language interpreter and, if i weren't bound by my code o' professional conduct, could tell you some frightening stories of creationist bushwah ejaculations i have had to interpret in university-level classes. ew ew ew!!

  
The Wayward Hammer



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2007,21:50   

I actually started a topic here once asking why so many engineers were IDC.

I mainly read and learn.  Sometimes when I drink, I post something completely ignorant and you have all been kind enough to ignore those posts.  My thanks.

I love baseball and will use it for all sorts of forced analogies that confuse those from countries not blessed with the greatest of all games.

I am an engineer and I make a very good martini.  I also tend to write one sentence paragraphs just like Peter Gammons.  Except I use commas.  I also like one word sentences.  Sometimes.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,14:02   

Re "I actually started a topic here once asking why so many engineers were IDC."

Is it that lots of engineers lean toward IDC, or is it that engineers who happen to be IDC are more vocal than most IDC people?

Henry

  
Reluctant Cannibal



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,15:29   

Evening all. I have lurked around the endlessly fascinating E/C debate for a few years now. I post very occasionally, but I worry that if I got too involved the rest of my free time would evaporate and my missus would withdraw internet privileges.

Potted bio: Born in Zimbabwe, BA Physics, most of my working life (as a software developer) in London, except for 4 years in the SF Bay Area. I'm now writing trading software for a bank. I'm jolly good at spelling -- British, American and freestyle.

Of course, I'm on the side of reason, but who doesn't think they are?

Er, that's it.

  
ToSeek



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,16:18   

Okay, I visit here to see what the ID wackos are doing without having to pollute my brain by visiting UD or OE. My job (software engineer) has nothing to do with the whole evolution vs. creation issue, but I've followed it with interest for many years.

  
ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2007,10:26   

I have a BS in Biology and a long time interest in Astronomy, but I make my living with computers.  I have family who are into Creationism, including a former brother-in-law who studied at the ICR.  I started reading Panda's Thumb and some of the other blogs because of all the recent court activity over ID.  I enjoy reading the discussions, and I really enjoy learning about all the latest discoveries.  I don't post much myself 'cause I think the pros do a much better job than I could. :)

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2007,11:26   

Quote (ppb @ April 24 2007,10:26)
I have a BS in Biology and a long time interest in Astronomy, but I make my living with computers. †I have family who are into Creationism, including a former brother-in-law who studied at the ICR. †I started reading Panda's Thumb and some of the other blogs because of all the recent court activity over ID. †I enjoy reading the discussions, and I really enjoy learning about all the latest discoveries. †I don't post much myself 'cause I think the pros do a much better job than I could. :)

DUNNO BOUT THAT. IF THAT WAS ARDENS POST IT WOOD BE HIS BEST POST EVER.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Gary Bohn



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,10:08   

I primarily lurk here because I am spread too thin between a number of other forums fighting the good fight.

Well, not really fighting the good fight. Fighting creationists is more like shooting ducks in a row.

With an unchoked 10 gauge.

From 20' away.

Hi to the guys from t.o.

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,10:34   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 24 2007,19:26)
Quote (ppb @ April 24 2007,10:26)
I have a BS in Biology and a long time interest in Astronomy, but I make my living with computers. †I have family who are into Creationism, including a former brother-in-law who studied at the ICR. †I started reading Panda's Thumb and some of the other blogs because of all the recent court activity over ID. †I enjoy reading the discussions, and I really enjoy learning about all the latest discoveries. †I don't post much myself 'cause I think the pros do a much better job than I could. :)

DUNNO BOUT THAT. IF THAT WAS ARDENS POST IT WOOD BE HIS BEST POST EVER.

WATCH OUT PPB. RTH IS WHAT WE CALL HERE IN THE ANTIPODES A SMOOTH BASTARD. NEXT HE'LL BE INVITING YOU OVER FOR DRINKS.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,11:29   

I still think this thread is about Richard's obivous desire to get the lurkers naked. After all he's finished schmoozing FTK and Kristine is massively out of his league.

Pervert.

Louis

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,11:42   

Quote (Louis @ April 25 2007,11:29)
I still think this thread is about Richard's obivous desire to get the lurkers naked. After all he's finished schmoozing FTK and Kristine is massively out of his league.

Pervert.

Louis

Out of my league?


Phhh...

Just a colt handguns were a great leveller in the wild west, rophynol is a great leveller in the dating scene.

:angry:

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,11:59   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 25 2007,11:42)
Phhh...

Just a colt handguns were a great leveller in the wild west, rophynol is a great leveller in the dating scene.

:angry:

Ha Ha. †This is you:



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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,12:02   

Quote (carlsonjok @ April 25 2007,11:59)
Quote (Richardthughes @ April 25 2007,11:42)
Phhh...

Just a colt handguns were a great leveller in the wild west, rophynol is a great leveller in the dating scene.

:angry:

Ha Ha. †This is you:


HAR HAR THIS IS YOU.



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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,12:21   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 25 2007,18:42)
Just a colt handguns were a great leveller in the wild west, rophynol is a great leveller in the dating scene.

"Hello darling, I know you're probably not interested but here's two rohypnol. Slip them into my drink, take me back to your place and treat me gently, there's a sweetheart."

Louis

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,12:25   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 25 2007,12:02)
HAR HAR THIS IS YOU.


To paraphrase Winston Churchill - There is something about the outside of a emu that is good for the inside of a man.

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,14:25   

Quote (carlsonjok @ April 25 2007,12:25)
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So! †We do have a mole inside the DI, and the picture proves it! †That has to be either John West or Howard Chapman doing some DI sciencey thing.

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Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

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Texas Teach



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,12:43   

I orignially found my way to PT while looking for material for teaching Biology for the first time.  I work in a tiny highschool in a tiny town, so even though my training is mostly in chemistry (BS plus some graduate work), I teach all the science classes.  I eventually found my way here, and stayed for the comic catharsis of watching the Davetards of the world demolished.  

My thanks to the regulars here for all that you do.  After a day of having to be diplomatic with students who argue that they aren't made of atoms, they're made of dirt, it's refreshing to see that level of ingnorance dealt with by people who don't have to pull their punches.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,12:53   

Quote (Texas Teach @ April 27 2007,12:43)
I †After a day of having to be diplomatic with students who argue that they aren't made of atoms, they're made of dirt,

And folks say that faith isn't anti-science....

???

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,14:02   

Well, what did they think the dirt was made of, quarks and leptons? Oh wait...

  
Reluctant Cannibal



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,15:25   

Quote (Henry J @ April 27 2007,20:02)
Well, what did they think the dirt was made of, quarks and leptons? Oh wait...



Wood is made of wood atoms. So dirt is probably made of dirt atoms.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,16:21   

Well woodn't you know it...

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,17:14   

"Wood" atoms!  

Ha ha.  As if we're going to buy that old saw.

We have way too much intellectual fiber to fall for that kind of tree-cle.  Just leaf us alone.  Don't expect us to root for concepts like that!  Orthodoxy may have its problems, but don't expect us to branch out into the fringe zone.  Just stop needling us.  We cedar problems with your contentions, which will be left high and dry on the beech, to pine away, oak-A?

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,17:50   

All bark and no bite.  :p

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,18:13   

I'll just have to a peel to a higher cork.

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,19:36   

I'll be rooting for you.

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IanBrown_101



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,20:14   

Fir gods sake all these bad tree puns have got to stop!

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,20:27   

Quote (IanBrown_101 @ April 27 2007,20:14)
Fir gods sake all these bad tree puns have got to stop!

Yes - Yews lot should leaf them out.

:angry:

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 27 2007,20:49   

Saps.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 29 2007,16:16   

Re "Fir gods sake all these bad tree puns have got to stop!"

Hmm, so how to stem the flow of puns, and nip this thing in the bud? Wood that help? Somebody needs to take the elm in this situation.

Henry

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 29 2007,16:24   

Pack this logjam of puns in the trunk, before they branch out into an entire forest.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 29 2007,19:24   

Quote (Henry J @ April 29 2007,16:16)
Hmm, so how to stem the flow of puns, and nip this thing in the bud?

HAR HAR. THIS IS YOU:



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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 29 2007,20:18   

oooh ooh! can i be floyd?



"You know, everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it.  Calvin Coolidge said that. "

[while looking at himself in the mirror] "Wretch, wretch! Deceitful wretch! "

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 29 2007,22:46   

That can't be me; I don't know how to play a Fife.

  
Cedric Katesby



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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2007,06:07   

Devilishly handsome Australian.
Now living overseas.
Two BA's.
Got the second one in Russia studying Drama.
Hated, loathed and detested science in school.
Now (mainly thanks to the crew at PT) I am a science geek. †I had no idea that there were so many talented people out there that could explain biology.
I lurk around the science blogs continuously and love the discussions that take place.
Trust me, I'm knot lying.
That would really go against the grain.
Thanks for letting me (wood) chip in.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2007,13:51   

Re "That would really go against the grain."

Yew should've said "That wood really go against the grain."

;)

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2007,14:01   

Quote (Henry J @ April 30 2007,13:51)
Re "That would really go against the grain."

Yew should've said "That wood really go against the grain."

;)

Please leaf our new posters alone, and don't be such a beech.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2007,14:17   

Oh yew guys! Fir fuck's sake, always with the pun cascades.

If the wold was the way you wanted the wold to be, we wood all be branching out into forestry. This type of thing is very dull, in fact you all arbors.

It's plane stupid awl this punning. AH screw it, I wood glue you awl together just to hear yew pine. Now behave O(a)K?

Louis

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2007,14:35   

I was able to locate DaveScot's long-lost English cousin, who,I believe, can put an end to all this pointless branching and beeching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHq_Ba5-dj8

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George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,15:11   

As a forest ecologist, I'm really upset that I missed the tree-pun war.  Unfortunately I don't think that trying to resurrect it would be very poplar.

What's a nice ecologist like me doing hanging out in a place like this?  I grew up Catholic in the east Tennessee Bible belt.  I've always been fascinated by Biblical literalists and our own little Scopes trial.  Especially when as a MSc student in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UT, when some candidates for student elections wanted to flag courses that taught evolution so that right-thinking people could avoid them.

Then I moved to Ireland.  My interest in evo-creo reawoke when the Dover trial got some coverage in the papers here.  I looked around to find out what this ID was and found Panda's Thumb and this dive.  (Nice scotch, pity about the decor.)  For the record, there's bugger all interest in ID over here.  I've seen two opinion pieces in the paper supporting ID: one from a religion correspondent and one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,15:31   

Quote (George @ May 09 2007,15:11)
As a forest ecologist, I'm really upset that I missed the tree-pun war. †Unfortunately I don't think that trying to resurrect it would be very poplar.

What's a nice ecologist like me doing hanging out in a place like this? †I grew up Catholic in the east Tennessee Bible belt. †I've always been fascinated by Biblical literalists and our own little Scopes trial. †Especially when as a MSc student in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UT, when some candidates for student elections wanted to flag courses that taught evolution so that right-thinking people could avoid them.

Then I moved to Ireland. †My interest in evo-creo reawoke when the Dover trial got some coverage in the papers here. †I looked around to find out what this ID was and found Panda's Thumb and this dive. †(Nice scotch, pity about the decor.) †For the record, there's bugger all interest in ID over here. †I've seen two opinion pieces in the paper supporting ID: one from a religion correspondent and one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

Ah, God save the good work, and bless all here!  Welcome and Have a Guinness on me!

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George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:06   

Musha, may the road rise to meet you, faith and begorrah, tiocfaidh ar la, etc, etc.

Thanks and make mine a pint.

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:33   

If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out. †:(

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argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:35   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 09 2007,14:33)
If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out.  :(

But, but, but, the song goes "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Surely we can allow the same poetic license here!

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:38   

Quote (argystokes @ May 09 2007,16:35)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 09 2007,14:33)
If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out. †:(

But, but, but, the song goes "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Surely we can allow the same poetic license here!

In English it used to be possible to use 'mine' before vowels.

Don't know if 'thine' worked the same way, but 'face' doesn't start with a vowel anyway.




[stony silence]









Well, you ASKED!


:(

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argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:40   

Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

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Lufeld



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,17:10   

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Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

I dont think so.  To feel like a creationist you have to invent a lie now, call him a lying atheist and claim victory. Try that, I have often done things like that on their threads and you will feel ... well like a real creationist. It has often been a lot of fun to me  :p ( and actually to some of you too )

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,18:17   

Quote (Lufeld @ May 09 2007,17:10)
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Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

I dont think so. †To feel like a creationist you have to invent a lie now, call him a lying atheist and claim victory.

Go ahead, go for it. I won't mind. You know, complete the experience and all. :p

Besides, it's all Richard's fault anyway.  :angry:

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2009,22:41   

I'm bumping this. Come on "guests", join our merry band of, erm, well, you know...

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Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:35   

Very well. As I infrequently lurker at this forum, I have finally decided to register.

I am a biologist from Germany (with the old diploma degree). Due to some personal developments, I have decided to teach at  Haupt- and Realschule (some kind of high schools). Unfortunately this means back to university for me to study some additional Chemistry, Pedagogics and Didactics.

I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

   
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:51   

Hi, Bjarne!

Where in Germany are you?  I'm (now) in Frankfurt, and there are a few other Germans who turn up here.

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Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:57   

Near Wuppertal at the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area.

   
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,09:13   

Quote (Bjarne @ Dec. 31 2009,08:35)
I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

what kind of interest are you seeing in the evolution/creation discussions?  
from students?  the media?  the general populace?

we bees curious.

  
Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,10:12   

Quote (rhmc @ Dec. 31 2009,16:13)
Quote (Bjarne @ Dec. 31 2009,08:35)
I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

what kind of interest are you seeing in the evolution/creation discussions? †
from students? †the media? †the general populace?

we bees curious.

I am most interested on the ways the Creationists try to sneak Creationism into class rooms. There is some cooperation between fundamentalist Christian groups in Germany and the States and thus I believe that Creationists over here will use similar methods like they already do in the United States.

Additionally, I am interested in resources for teaching evolution in school. The schools I will teach in will have a large amount of students from the lower strata of society. Creationist ideas will be more predominat there than at the Gymnasium, which are more some kind of upperclass schools.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,12:57   

Lurk, lurk, lurk...

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,05:59   

We'd also like those who sculk, hover, stalk, creep and loiter to disrobe. Uncloak, that is.

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pSimon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,09:49   

Lurked here for a bit... the whole creo-tard watching gets addictive in a strange sort of way.

Occasional poster at TR and RDF, but not in any big way.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,09:54   

TR and RDF, links?

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pSimon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,12:01   

Talk Rational
RDF

I use the same handle there too.

I see lots of the same faces [and faeces] as here :)

  
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2010,08:15   

Steverino here...I'm an web designer/graphic artist-usability specialist.

Although not quite the "lurker" as I do jump in from time to time. I don't have the educated scientific background most of the regular have. I was, however, motivated to purchase a Bio 101 book to refresh my basics and have gone on to read many of the books and papers referenced by the regulars.  For that, I thank you.

Keep up the snark....I LOVE THAT!

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,15:09   

I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,17:28   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Mar. 03 2012,15:09)
I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,18:02   

Don't worry, Rich. That secret is safe. We're not even allowed to use the word "sexy" back in Brownbackistan these days!

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,10:38   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Mar. 03 2012,15:09)
I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit  :p

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,10:51   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 04 2012,10:38)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit †:p

Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

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NormOlsen



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,11:41   

Quote (George @ May 09 2007,15:11)
... one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

Berlinski? †Or maybe "Lord" Moncton? †Both fit that description perfectly.

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,13:50   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 04 2012,10:51)
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 04 2012,10:38)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit †:p

Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

But there are no ducks or geese in that video!

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FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,17:31   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 04 2012,10:51)
Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

I can assure FtK that Rich is every bit as sexy as the guy in that video!

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