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Old 09-10-2019, 11:34 AM
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Someone please explain this concept to me.
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Does anyone have a basic question, I mean a really basic question, they need to have answered in this thread?
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:48 AM
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I don't know what to tell you Cardigan. My cat is also acting a bit clumsy, but that's because he's so fat. Maybe you should try giving your iguana less food?
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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I wouldn't know about that. I've never owned an iguana, much less one with a balance problem.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:18 PM
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I don't know about iguanas; but I once had a cat with a bad ear infection that affected his balance.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:42 PM
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Has this thread really devolved to discussions on math and iguanas? Remember when we were talking about music and movies just a few posts ago?
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Maybe I'll let you all have a look at the first draft of my novel, Iggy, The Iguana Who Disproved Differential Calculus.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:11 PM
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You've never seen it? It's a movie (a musical) about an iguana who's a mathematical genius who found a one page proof of Fermat's last theorem. The proof utilizes the fact that 0.999... = 1.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:47 PM
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I've never seen it. What's it about?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:28 PM
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It's funny your bring up 'Green Proof'. Which is probably the best Brechtian-lizard film ever.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:30 PM
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Can anyone name this movie (sketchy memory) there's this igauna and he gets into MIT becuse a typo...
That's all I got folks.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:34 PM
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There have been numerous, rigorous economic studies and models to show environmentally based approaches are even more cost-effective than traditional approaches to maximize profit. The umbrella name for it is "Green Proof."
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:58 PM
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Not that I'm at all interested in the topic, but what have you got against traditional economics?
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:24 PM
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I've got a real problem with traditional economics.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:29 PM
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Yes, it's a terrible movie, but it's bringing money to the local economy, and if I understand traditional economics correctly, that's a good thing, right?
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I consider it a terrible movie, regardless of the money it's making.
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Has anyone else seen the new sex comedy John R. Bolton, Stalwart Defender of the Free World? Despite Trump just having fired him, I guess it's raking in the bucks at the box office.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:14 AM
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I just heard that John Bolton has been fired.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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Anything interesting in the news?
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:10 AM
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Look I hear what you're saying, but recuperation's going to take about six weeks - that's a LOT of time to fill!
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So you're going to try to post all the lyrics to their songs while you're home recuperating? Do you know how many songs they have?
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It would be neat if the post sequence in this thread could be rearranged backwards.
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Except for the fact that Walt Whitman isn't really known for being a rhyming poet. Moreover, there's no documented evidence that he ever fed, much less owned an iguana.
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I hear that a previously-unknown collection of rhyming poems by Walt Whitman has been discovered in the National Archives, along with his handwritten notes for the care and feeding of iguanas. Pretty weird!
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What's the weirdest bit of trivia you know?
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:18 AM
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"....The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound"

Boy, they sure don't write 'em like America used to! Looks like it's time to take my medicine again and watch some more daytime tv.

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Old 09-11-2019, 10:40 AM
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You have a cite for what you're saying about the pre-WWII experiments in directed energy weapons? What kind of tech was even available to make death rays in the 1920s?
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Well, maybe so, but what you don't know is that Whitman, aside from a poet, was an accomplished mathematician and theoretical physicist. He was part of the team of scientists who made, iirc, the first attempt at a an energy weapon, back in the XIX century, which led directly to the creation of the first Death Ray weapon a few decades after his death.

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I said in addition to being a poet it was POSSIBLE that Whitman could have had a successful career as an MMA cage fighter had that existed as a viable career option back then. Am I the only one that thinks he had a deeply suppressed violent streak?

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Walt Whitman wrote and rewrote the "Leaves of Grass" poems numerous times. Supposedly it was some sort of meditation exercise he would perform when he got angry.
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If you really think that, then you're a retard.
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You're stupid. Your conspiracy theories are stupid, your taste in movies sucks, and you are unequivocally, unquestionably stupid.
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Burpo, what are you doing? You really should think before posting that sort of nonsense...
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Well that went over like a wet fart.
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I don't get the joke IG.
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Pope Urban VI asked three cardinals in the Vatican one day, "What's the strangest confession you've ever heard?"

One of them looked around carefully and then replied, "This Latvian nobleman once told me he secretly called his cow 'IG.'"
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The Pope was on a lengthy flight and was doing a crossword puzzle to occupy himself. He appeared troubled, and at length leaned over to the Cardinal seated next to him and asked in a low voice "what is a four letter word for intercourse that ends with 'k'?" The Cardinal replied, "why, that would be 'talk' of course, your Holiness." The Pope appeared relieved and asked, "may I borrow your eraser?"

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No, the punchline is, send this kid to fifth grade, I got most of those wrong myself.
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Well - back from hospital! They did a pretty fine job I must say but the bad news is I have to stay off it for a month and a half. Blech. Luckily I have my deep abiding devotion to the music of The Wiggles to keep me entertained!
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Hey, Aspidistra, how did it go at the hospital? How about recovery time?
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Aspidistra, you should have known better than to try to do that with a vacuum cleaner.

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Okay, so, there's this teacher, and this know it all kid, and she takes the kid to the principal.

"Johnny wants to go to the fifth grade." He's in third grade now. "I don't think he's ready."

So she asks him a bunch of questions.

"What starts with F, ends with K, and means a lot of heat and excitement?"

"Firetruck."

"What starts with P that a dog does and a man steps in?"

"Pants."

"What starts with P that a man has in his pants that a woman doesn't?"

"Pockets."

She asks him some more questions, I forget what they are, and the principal says, " Give the kid what he wants."
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:40 PM
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Does anyone know that joke about the kid who wants to skip a grade, and the teacher asks him questions?
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