Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:03 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Fid » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:10 am

RE the y2k bug
Working in a generator repair facility .
It became kind of tragic keep trying to explain thermodynamics to folks.

Umm...no sir you really can't hook two generators up to run forever.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Doctor X » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:28 am

But three?

EXPLANE THAT!!!!!111!

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Fid » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:32 am

We didn't tell them about the rubber bands.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:51 pm

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 am

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Nope.

That one was weird even in its own time. :P
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:04 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Nope.
You're never happy, are you?

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Spoiler:
Ethiopia, 1991.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Fid » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:31 pm

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I had to buy a new spinthariscope after my old Gilbert science set unit lens clouded over. Even after fifty years the reaction was still continuing.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:42 pm

Heisenberg is not amused.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Doctor X » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:56 am

Can you be certain?

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 am

Soon as you look at the guy, his mood swings...
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Grammatron » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am

I can never tell if Savate is really challenging or lazy kick boxing. This video does not help.
[quote="pillory"]jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke[/quote]

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:25 am

↑ Dunno, but the origin of the word is clear:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:11 pm

That reminds me of a "past is a foreign country" rhyme I heard in junior high.
  • The French they are a funny race.
    They fight with their feet and fuck with their face.
Saying it out loud in the schoolyard these days would get you years of therapy.
Or in the UK, a prison sentence.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by ed » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:28 pm

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Are you mocking their culture? Why do you have cultural diversity? Their culture is just as valid and important as ours.

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