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Saturday, March 22, 2008

  An inconvenient discussion

The following was excised from a recent discussion on global warming in "The Age" newspaper,
as documented by The Australian:

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Comments:
Look at it this way: that's how the books of the Bible achieved their current form. Maybe you found an early variant of "I McEwan" (first McEwan).

Joking aside, I'm pretty sure that editing without permission is a violation of international copyright law. And even with permission, readers should be told it is an edited version.
 
And I forgot: Happy Easter (if you're into that provocative event).
 
Here, you need a laugh. See http://www.newsoftheweird.com/
 
In my previous blog I had discovered bash.org - it's a collection of conversations from instant messaging chat rooms.

and it cheered me up enormously. Samples:

....
Guillotine: The problem with being Democrat is that if you vote for
Obama, you're sexist. And if you vote for Hilary, you're racist. Its
easy being a Republican. No matter what you're retarded.
....
maiden: the wife is going to acupuncture to help us get pregnant...$65
a week
knightmare: I'd think if she needed little pricks to get pregnant you
would've gotten the job done months ago
....
DRPONEOS: pretty soon nike will open a shoe factory in the USA if the
dollar gets much more worthless
....
Neo-Tokyo: wouldn't you say suicide is a permenant solution to a
temporary problem?

[6]: I'm a Buddhist, I'd say suicide is a temporary solution to a
permanent problem.
....
Rose: ahaha...I remember this one time at a tattoo parlour
Rose: and this girl wanted a tattoo on her lower back
Rose: and she told the artist "yeah, I want something symbolic
Rose: so I wrote "Exit only" in chinese
....
grosslack: Hell is a place of everlasting damnation and fire.
locokamil: Your belief system is thermodynamically unsound.
....

And so on. My favorite:

....
xterm: The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there
should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take
the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

.... news of the weird cheered me up too. ....

I had a nice Easter with the people I'm staying with. The controversies about it never came up, although I was much bemused by the Chinese guest trying to work out the algorithm for setting the day. I guess it's still Easter in the States, so happy Easter!
 
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