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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.

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

Post by shemp » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:37 pm

So his power is to give his enemies a touch of the vapors?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Giz » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:53 pm

I thought he defended reefer city after bong-man retired?

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

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:32 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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

Post by shemp » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:33 pm

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"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:04 pm

↑ Cultural appropriation! :x



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

Post by ed » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:09 am

The phrase “a huckleberry over my persimmon” was used to mean “a bit beyond my abilities”. “I'm your huckleberry” is a way of saying that one is just the right person for a given job. The range of slang meanings of huckleberry in the 19th century was fairly large, also referring to significant persons or nice persons.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:12 pm

When was the last time you saw a literal physical huckleberry?

I just looked it up. I don't think I have ever seen one.

I have heard "huckleberry" used as a synonym for jadrool, but not recently.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by ed » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:47 pm

They grow wild here in Florida.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm

ed wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:47 pm
They grow wild here in Florida.
Do the human natives ("huckleberries") gather and eat literal huckleberries, or do the trilobites run them off?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:27 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm
ed wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:47 pm
They grow wild here in Florida.
Do the human natives ("huckleberries") gather and eat literal huckleberries, or do the trilobites run them off?
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Fucking trilobites!!11
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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 sparks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:42 pm

Related to magnets.

Fucking goddamned magnets!!11
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 am

That's what happened to the trilobites! They were magnetic and they got sucked up in the Van Allen Belt! They're still floating around up there!
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"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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

Post by sparks » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:25 am

And then Admiral Nelson blew them all up with a nuke!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:22 am

I often gorged on blueberries (roughly the same, right?) in the Alps, but there is always a (very) slight risk of catching echinococcosis there. :|



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