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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:53 pm 
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I wasn't trying to claim it wasn't true, it was just confusing why the Yazuka would cut the fingers off of a doll.


Kids of the Bob the Builder audience age still have problems separating reality from fiction. If they go to school or have older siblings, they'll probably have heard yakuza horror stories too.

Wiki states the myth is that people who can be trusted, have their little finger cut off. That sounds silly to me, like an easy way for the police to find out who they need to follow.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:52 am 
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The first Polish encyclopedia is Nowe Ateny (1745), by Benedykt Chmielovsky. It was subject to a lot of criticism during the age of Enlightenment, in view of its stupidity.
Horse is defined as: "a horse is as everyone can see"
Goat is defined as: "a stinking kind of animal".

I'd give you more but my Polish is not sufficient. Fortunately, neither is Google Translate.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:14 am 
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I liked the Poish quotes above! :lol:

Dr. Johnson was a bit like the Poles at times; his English Dictionary (1755) does have some small, utterly biased gems...

Dull: Not exhilaterating [sic]; not delightful; as, to make dictionaries is dull work.

Excise: A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.

Oats: A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people.

Politician: 1. One versed in the arts of government; one skilled in politicks. 2. A man of artifice; one of deep contrivance.

Tory: One who adheres to the ancient constitution of the state, and the apostolical hierarchy of the church of England, opposed to a Whig.

Whig: The name of a faction.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:15 am 
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Just noticed that in Genesis, God creates day and night on the first day, the plants on the third day and the sun and the moon on the fourth day. Which just goes to show what a confused old bugger the Christian God was.

Also found out that according to Gallup, 21% of Americans believe that there are witches who can do magic, 16% believe that Obama is a Muslim and 15% believe in evolution as the sole cause for development of life on earth. (33% believe in evolution in which God had a hand, 46% are Creationists.)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ution.html

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/Hold- ... igins.aspx

Found this information a bit worrying.

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Don't worry be Happy

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Seems a lot of people have a problem separating fact from fiction.
It is the basis of capitalism, IMHO.
"No one ever went broke underestimating the intellegence of the American public."


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Americans don't want truth. They want something to believe in.

















I didn't just learn that today.


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A rope leash wrote:
Americans don't want truth. They want something to believe in.
I didn't just learn that today.


We'd rather know the truth and be depressed all the time thinking about things that are done to us. That's just human nature right there.

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McDonalds DID have an idiotic give-away at the 1984 Olympics!

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Fz = Rxy = S(1/2)n1+n2+1(1+FA)

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Fz= Frank Zappa

Rxy = Roxy

S = LP side

n1, n2 and 1,2,3,4...

FA = Dio Fa

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Today I learned that Walmart pays it's workers between about $6.50 to $7.25. They combine that with employee training on how to effectively work the government system to supplement their income. Nice, huh? How many ways is this wrong?

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At 28 degrees celsius Wellington had the warmest Christmas day today since 1934......

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That oh-so-Italy tune you can hear among others in the TTR version of Peaches, is called Tarantella Napoletana.

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Two paintings I have are done by Madds Stage, I was re framing them and that revealed his signatures. Any one familiar with this artist?

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If it's the same guy, I do know of Mads Stage (Danish artist), tho' I've only seen his work in children's books (HC Andersen) up until now - my kids and I used to love the illustrations, though.

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My water colours are wild life a pheasant and partridge, he is talented.

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Triple A, or AAA, can also stand for Alianza Anticomunista Argentina, which was a right-wing death squad in mid-70s Argentina.
When the Dutch crown prince, who is married to the daughter of Jorge Zorreguieta, secretary of agriculture under Videla, was asked why he chose the name Ariane for his third daughter (the others are Amalia and Alexia), he said he and his wife wanted to go for a Triple A status.

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Triple A, or AAA, can also stand for Alianza Anticomunista Argentina, which was a right-wing death squad in mid-70s Argentina.
When the Dutch crown prince, who is married to the daughter of Jorge Zorreguieta, secretary of agriculture under Videla, was asked why he chose the name Ariane for his third daughter (the others are Amalia and Alexia), he said he and his wife wanted to go for a Triple A status.

Ouch.


Here, it's a automobile assistance organization, or a division of baseball.

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You learned that the world has Duraceltm,AAA batteries in spanish language packaging,two to a pack MR.G_G_?

We're so proud! :mrgreen:

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It's the dead of winter in Febuary in Chicago... :shock:


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
You learned that the world has Duraceltm,AAA batteries in spanish language packaging,two to a pack MR.G_G_?

We're so proud! :mrgreen:

...and Portuguese!

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
You learned that the world has Duraceltm,AAA batteries in spanish language packaging,two to a pack MR.G_G_?

We're so proud! :mrgreen:

...and Portuguese!

Well now,that is something to behold! :wink:

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I was gonna learn about the 49ers phantom SB win from KK. Wha hapin? 8)

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