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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by sparks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm

Doctor X wrote:
If I tell you anything they’re allowed to take my childrens’ kidneys out with a blunt spoon.

--James Isaacs, explaining non-disclosure agreements for the new Star Trek
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Indeed. He should have held out for a sharp spoon.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:05 pm

Carr had something to say about spoons.
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: A Thought for the Day

Post by Carr » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:59 am

Any man who loses his kid's kidney removal spoon spends a . . . hold on a minute!
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:04 pm

@existentialcoms

I'll never forget the advice my father gave me on my wedding day, he said: "son, life is suffering, and it would have been better if humanity had never existed."
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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:12 am

I think everyone's burying the lede on all this talk about Tom Brady. Um, you know he's really no role-model for our children. He's got, what, over 50 last minute wins? That's like well over three seasons of procrastination!

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by shemp » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:33 pm

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Re: A Thought for the Day

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Tommy D » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:55 am

This is Meyer Lansky. I wanted to pay you my compliments. Truly a great performance, but you could have made me a little more sympathetic.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 pm

(not verbatim)
"If you're in a band, you have a role to play. And if your role is to play the tambourine, you play that motherfucking tambourine. Ain't nobody want to see an angry tambourine player."

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:25 pm

愚者は経験から学ぶ。
賢者は歴史から学ぶ。
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:36 pm

:idea:
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:09 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
Great slogan (in English).

But don't get that Japanese tattoo.

Just sayin' 8)
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:55 am

Wikipedia wrote:Friendship paradox

The friendship paradox is the phenomenon first observed by the sociologist Scott L. Feld in 1991 that most people have fewer friends than their friends have, on average. It can be explained as a form of sampling bias in which people with greater numbers of friends have an increased likelihood of being observed among one's own friends. In contradiction to this, most people believe that they have more friends than their friends have.

The same observation can be applied more generally to social networks defined by other relations than friendship: for instance, most people's sexual partners have had (on the average) a greater number of sexual partners than they have.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_paradox

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by ed » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:15 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
What kind of kung-fu bumper sticker bullshit is that?
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:17 am

ed wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Image
What kind of kung-fu bumper sticker bullshit is that?
Bumper sticker?

Enough dope and stupidity and it's prime tattoo material.

Mysterious East and all that.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:34 am

Witness wrote:
Wikipedia wrote:Friendship paradox

The friendship paradox is the phenomenon first observed by the sociologist Scott L. Feld in 1991 that most people have fewer friends than their friends have, on average. It can be explained as a form of sampling bias in which people with greater numbers of friends have an increased likelihood of being observed among one's own friends. In contradiction to this, most people believe that they have more friends than their friends have.

The same observation can be applied more generally to social networks defined by other relations than friendship: for instance, most people's sexual partners have had (on the average) a greater number of sexual partners than they have.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_paradox
Sounds like a function of the difference between the median and the mean. For example in the US the mean household income is higher than the median household income because the super-rich bring up the average but not the median.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:24 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:18 am

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