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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Jennifer » 16 Jan 2016, 14:55

When I was a Christian, the Bible verse I found most inspirational was the one that said "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whosoever believeth in him shalt cast the first stone at the gays."
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jan 2016, 21:34

Jennifer wrote:The US Episcopal Church has been "suspended" from the worldwide Anglican Communion over gay marriage -- Episcopals allow it, and Anglicans hate it. It's rather sad that "opposition to gay rights" is practically becoming a religious obligation among various people, but I also find it wryly ironic because -- as the recently departed Florence King noted -- the only reason the Anglican Church exists is because Anne Boleyn was a good lay. So a church founded on adultery is now opposed to certain monogamous marriages.
Sorta. They were suspended from participating in Anglican Communion policymaking, but remain in communion with the rest of the AC. In fact, the African bishops pushed through the sanctions; Nigeria has more Anglicans than England, Canada and the U.S. combined. And unlike the West, they are in competition with Islam, which significantly effects the extent to which they can agree to the liberal changes that have occurred in the West. On the other hand, the Episcopal Church is a major source of funding for the African church, so we will see weather there scruples or their finances take the day.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 18 Jan 2016, 21:35

Whether, that is. Damned Tapatalk!

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Ellie » 01 Feb 2016, 13:26

I found this in a long string of increasingly pissy emails I sent to David while I was in the hospital for my lung thing, and it made me laugh and also I stand behind it:
"Today's Final Jeopardy category is 'British Monarchs.' You're all familiar with those."

fuck you Alex
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Sandy » 01 Feb 2016, 13:45

Ellie wrote:
fuck you Alex
...and his whore goose mother?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Ellie » 01 Feb 2016, 14:09

YES
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 08 Mar 2016, 12:52

The red robes on the judges of the Maryland Court of Appeals are on point, as the kids say these days.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 13 May 2016, 21:27

On Friday the 13th, a guy named Jason won the Jeopardy tournament.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 15 May 2016, 21:24

There you go, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.

(edited: to fix errant quote mark. Weirdly, the url parsed correctly on my phone, but I see, not on the desktop)
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 May 2016, 21:57

Kolohe wrote:There you go, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
Stolen!

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Post by Warren » 16 May 2016, 10:05

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Kolohe wrote:There you go, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
Stolen!
Page not found.
Also, you know he stole that first right?
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 16 May 2016, 11:08

Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Kolohe wrote:There you go, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
Stolen!
Page not found.
Also, you know he stole that first right?
I wouldn't perform it, but it's a good Facebook post.

Also, yes, the link was broken but the story appears elsewhere online.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Hugh Akston » 16 May 2016, 14:09

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Kolohe wrote:There you go, givin' a fuck when it ain't your turn to give a fuck.
Stolen!
Page not found.
Also, you know he stole that first right?
I wouldn't perform it, but it's a good Facebook post.

Also, yes, the link was broken but the story appears elsewhere online.
Link fixed.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 16 May 2016, 18:24

I still think the Man Booker Prize is something the Village Voice gave out to their best classified sales agent.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Aresen » 30 Jun 2016, 21:14

Odd little coincidence:

A few weeks ago, I happened to see a California motorcyclist complaining about drivers not respecting his right to 'lane-split.'

Yesterday, I met my ex-cop friend and asked her if it was legal in British Columbia. She told me it was illegal.

Today, in moderately busy traffic, I was driving with my window down. A motorcyclist beside me asked if lane-splitting was permitted in BC. I was able to tell him it was not. (The guy had a distinctly English accent & I assume he was a tourist.)

Just a weird coincidence that I get a piece of information one day and was able to pass it along the next.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JD » 01 Jul 2016, 13:10

Aresen wrote:Yesterday, I met my ex-cop friend and asked her if it was legal in British Columbia. She told me it was illegal.
Since when do we trust cops to know the law?

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by tr0g » 01 Jul 2016, 13:18

Aresen wrote:Odd little coincidence:

A few weeks ago, I happened to see a California motorcyclist complaining about drivers not respecting his right to 'lane-split.'

Yesterday, I met my ex-cop friend and asked her if it was legal in British Columbia. She told me it was illegal.

Today, in moderately busy traffic, I was driving with my window down. A motorcyclist beside me asked if lane-splitting was permitted in BC. I was able to tell him it was not. (The guy had a distinctly English accent & I assume he was a tourist.)

Just a weird coincidence that I get a piece of information one day and was able to pass it along the next.
Off the top of my head, lane-splitting is one of those oddities that's legal only in California in the US. I am told it's common elsewhere in the world.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by lunchstealer » 05 Jul 2016, 14:53

tr0g wrote: I am told it's common elsewhere in the world.
Yeah, but the Japanese think that Americans are incredibly disciplined drivers. And along with Canada, I suspect that we're only behind Singapore and the Norse/Germanic-speaking countries.

I kinda think that motorcyclists are more like deer than people. They're a menace to drivers (and to themselves), and I see nothing morally wrong with hunting them for sport.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 11 Jul 2016, 23:33

Quantum gravity is physics in the same sense that the reactivity of the element with atomic number 200 is chemistry. I mean, sure, technically, but come on.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Aresen » 12 Jul 2016, 00:26

thoreau wrote:Quantum gravity is physics in the same sense that the reactivity of the element with atomic number 200 is chemistry. I mean, sure, technically, but come on.
You mean you haven't finished your planck length gauge yet? I suppose this means that the wormhole project is behind schedule as well. :roll:
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Kolohe » 24 Jul 2016, 20:31

The funny thing about General Flynn's poor twitter choices is that he came to prominence in defense intellectual circles by saying that our intelligence operations in Afghanistan weren't doing a good job of connecting who's who in the zoo with subsequent action. 'Human Terrain' was one of his things iirc.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 02 Aug 2016, 07:35

Peter Thiel is a weird fucking dude.

http://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter ... blood.html
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Andrew » 02 Aug 2016, 07:51

Mo wrote:Peter Thiel is a weird fucking dude.

http://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter ... blood.html
He seems a little bloodthirsty.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Aresen » 02 Aug 2016, 10:26

Andrew wrote:
Mo wrote:Peter Thiel is a weird fucking dude.

http://www.inc.com/jeff-bercovici/peter ... blood.html
He seems a little bloodthirsty.
Maybe he should be addressed as "Count Peter".
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Ellie » 29 Aug 2016, 13:43

I was trying to your type "that's going to drive me bonkers" but accidentally said "that's going to drive me boners" so now I just sound like a horny pirate.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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