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The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2005,06:33   

Given the tragic violence currently happening in the City of Light, and recent eruptions a bit closer to home, I have pondered the future of America and Europe, leading to one question:

Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese?

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2005,07:36   

Yeah, it might not be perfect here, but it still sucks in China.

   
Swoosh



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2005,07:41   

I'm thinking Mongolia.

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2005,07:51   

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Given the tragic violence currently happening in the City of Light, and recent eruptions a bit closer to home, I have pondered the future of America and Europe, leading to one question:

Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese?

Cantonese.  China is amazing.  And BIG

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 06 2005,12:13   

Paris isn't France. Here in the Languedoc I don't need to lock my car at night. Local youths call a friendly greeting when we pass in the street. Healthcare is available as and when necessary. The sun shines and the food's wonderful. Learn Occitan.

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2005,02:53   

I refuse to say anything bad about France.  Half the population is French women, and.......

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2005,09:16   

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Paris isn't France. Here in the Languedoc I don't need to lock my car at night.

You don't have to lock your car in Paris either. Just make sure you bring an oven mitt for when you get back......

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2005,17:47   

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Cantonese.  China is amazing.  And BIG
And polluted. And noisy. And they hassle americans about Visas. And have a police state.

   
The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2005,06:20   

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Cantonese.  China is amazing.  And BIG
And polluted. And noisy. And they hassle americans about Visas. And have a police state.

 Oh, I don't deny any of this. And I don't blame you guys for misinterpreting my post; I'm sometimes too cute for my own good. My goal is not to move to these countries (although Japan sounds rather nice, actually). I just want to learn the languages of our future overlords. Don't laugh, America; China's already got us by the nads economically, and don't kid yourself about who's going to blink when the confrontation arrives. And Europe? They'll have a hard enough time keeping their cities intact to pose much of a counterthreat (why oh why do our guests torch our cities? We've given them free medical care, housing, education, and freedom in speech, politics, religion, association....I know! We're Bad, Bad, Racists! More appeasement will turn the trick! And a few more speech codes while we're at it (to be applied only to whitey, of course)! It'll work this time for sure! Friends, Romans, countrymen - lend me your wallets!;))
  I personally think Mandarin's the most practical choice; maybe we need to run a poll......

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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2005,06:24   

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Cantonese.  China is amazing.  And BIG
And polluted. And noisy. And they hassle americans about Visas. And have a police state.

But very friendly.  And the women are gorgeous - almost up to French standards

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2005,07:53   

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And the women are gorgeous - almost up to French standards

 I actually prefer Chinese women - very pretty and feminine. With Japan, however, you get the cuties and a nice country in the bargain, so I have to give the edge to Japan. China's got a richer culture, though.
 All right, gentlemen, there's only one way to settle this debate. I will fire the first shot.
 Midnight, I await your response.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2005,12:46   

If you can tolerate China, though, check out Chengdu. Fantastically beautiful women.

China, btw, doesn't have us by the nads economically. It's like the old saw--if you owe the bank a thousand dollars, it's your problem. If you owe them a billion dollars, it's their problem.

   
The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2005,15:06   

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China, btw, doesn't have us by the nads economically. It's like the old saw--if you owe the bank a thousand dollars, it's your problem. If you owe them a billion dollars, it's their problem.

  :D  :D  :D  :D

 Robert Downey, Sr. for Federal Reserve Board chairman!

 China: It seems you are a little behind in your interest payments, treasured friend.

 R.D.Sr: That's not a MP, that's a YP.

 China: YP?

 RD Sr: Your Problem!

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