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by Jonmisc
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: The thread of Funny
Replies: 143
Views: 31829

Re: The thread of Funny

by Jonmisc
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: Post the Time
Replies: 1400
Views: 74133

Re: Post the Time

Watching the ISS fly over never gets old.

17:55 CST
by Jonmisc
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Ronald De Sousa wrote: When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets religious tax exemption instead.
by Jonmisc
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. If anyone is interested, the History Channel will be airing a show about Einstein tonight: http://www.history.com/mini...
by Jonmisc
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Robert Wilensky wrote: We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
by Jonmisc
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: The Happy Thread
Replies: 1461
Views: 78644

Re: The Happy Thread

Ciararavenblaze wrote:the best kind of weird dreams are the kind that make you wake up and start writing a story based on it.
IIRC, that's how Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde came about.
by Jonmisc
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Beryl Pfizer wrote: I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
by Jonmisc
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Oscar Wilde wrote: Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
by Jonmisc
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

R. Buckminster Fuller wrote: Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less
obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no
solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There
are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight
lines.
by Jonmisc
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: Music!
Replies: 31
Views: 10236

Re: Music!

by Jonmisc
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: The Unhappy Thread
Replies: 1421
Views: 82507

Re: The Unhappy Thread

Firefox itself should block popups by default.
by Jonmisc
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: What have you learned today?
Replies: 908
Views: 64923

Re: What have you learned today?

I learned that I haven't been watching Britcoms on PBS lately.
by Jonmisc
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those [who] torment us for our own goo...
by Jonmisc
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: The thread of Funny
Replies: 143
Views: 31829

Re: The thread of Funny

The article is serious, but the picture at the end is funny:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... carthyism/
by Jonmisc
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right--especially when one is right.
by Jonmisc
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Bertrand Russell wrote: To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
by Jonmisc
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: Post the Time
Replies: 1400
Views: 74133

Re: Post the Time

20:46 CDT
by Jonmisc
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Rita Rudner wrote: I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
by Jonmisc
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: the quote thread
Replies: 557
Views: 59347

Re: the quote thread

Ambrose Bierce wrote: If you're not out of book space, you're probably not worth knowing.
by Jonmisc
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Distant Eras
Topic: What have you learned today?
Replies: 908
Views: 64923

Re: What have you learned today?

I learned that Google has maps of Mars (and it seems to work like the regular Google Maps).