A Thought for the Day

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Witness wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:04 am
Tardigrade.

I feel impish today. :)
100 degrees, that's why they call me Mr Centigrade
I'm travelling at the speed of tardigrade


What?

You're not going to make a supersonic anything out of anyone at that speed unless it's your own sexual prowess you wish to boost about and, quite frankly, I dont want to go there amusing as it sounds.
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Dr. Sarah Parcak
@indyfromspace
My husband asked me just now why there are gingerbread men, and not gingerbread women.

I told him “It’s the pastryarchy”
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Hotarubi wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 am What?
You took that one a bit seriously.
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Human nature is pretty well balanced; for every lacking virtue there is a rough substitute that will serve at a pinch--as cunning is the wisdom of the unwise, and ferocity the courage of the coward.

– Ambrose Bierce
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Totally did not.
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You just ruined my holiday.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:46 pm How about something topical from Uncle Joe?

https://i.imgur.com/Y4htQDC.jpg
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↑ Sadly I take no resolutions, good or bad, so can't even drop them. :|

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I know myself well enough to know that for me at least resolutions are bullshit. Me flesh is far too weak.

Except in this case, my bff's wife is a first responder medical and is also a devout Catholic.

I hereby resolve to try not to be a dick unless absolutely necessary .
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robinson wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:46 pm How about something topical from Uncle Joe?

https://i.imgur.com/Y4htQDC.jpg
https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes ... 5-0504.jpg

https://patriot.imgix.net/a2450b12961d8 ... uto=format
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"Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom."
- Michel de Montaigne
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I read somewhere that science boffins at the North Atlantic Space Association had spent millions and millions of dollars researching and developing "non-stick" materials as part of the space program. Not only that, these materials had crossed over into the domestic arena to be used in the kitchen in such things as cooking utensils, non-stick pans or whatever.

Can anyone else see the obvious discrepancy here? Because, if you are frying sausages in space, due to the effects of zero gravity, you will need a "stick pan". Otherwise you'll have sausages bouncing all over the place, and airborne hot fat burning through wires and control panels and shit, running the real risk of causing massive instrumental failure and a cataclysmic rocket accident killing thousands. The idiots didn't think about that, did they?

Thats the problem with these academic science types. No common sense.
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Artificial gravity.

I mean, "duh!"

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"Whether I should be descended from a respectable monkey, or from a bishop of the English church, who can put his brains to no better use than to ridicule science and misrepresent its cultivators, I would certainly choose the monkey!" --Thomas Henry Huxley, 1871

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... uary-2021/
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“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary”
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“We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations
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Reminds me of this oldie:

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But here, in the murk of conflagration, where scarcely a friend is left to know we, the survivors, do not flinch from anything, not from a single blow. Surely the reckoning will be made after the passing of this cloud. We are the people without tears, straighter than you ... more proud...

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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
– Voltaire
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Witness wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:04 am
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
– Voltaire
I see what you did there.
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Kimiyoshi, could you finish your monologue after tossing me in the swamp?

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“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.”
– Bertrand Russell
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Witness wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 am
“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.”
– Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell is also the kind of guy who would be respond to that by asking, "Are you sure about that?"
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xouper wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:19 am
Witness wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 am
“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.”
– Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell is also the kind of guy who would be respond to that by asking, "Are you sure about that?"
Reminds me of an old Buddhist turn:

Even the wisest man cannot be sure of anything. Perhaps.
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Assertion:
That all truth is relative and there is no objective reality that is true and discoverable.
So here's my thought for the day: Is that not a self refuting assertion?
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Reason is a very light rider and easily shook off.
– Jonathan Swift, quoted by Johan TImbs
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Yogi Berra wrote: If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
That might explain how I got where I'm at.
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"When I came to America, I worked in a factory and I always went to the coloured bathrooms. I joined the NAACP and marched with Martin Luther King because love is not what you feel, it is what you do. And the best news I can give you, is that my Grandson's wife is expecting twins and that will make me a 6 time great, grandparent, and that is my best revenge to Hitler."

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"Sweat more during peace; bleed less during war."
– Sun Tzu
Si vis pacem… :mrgreen:
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One of the things about being part of a dysfunctional family is how very damnable secrets keep bobbing up from the depths, bursting on the surface to spread a load of rotting emotional slime for all to endure.