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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:33 am

guitardel wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:The men said, "Hold still, close your eyes and think of England."
But between screams, all I could think of was Cambodia.
That's a dark one! Scary thoughts going on there.
Uh, thanks. :)

If that was scary, here's another romance:

Daphne brought a smile to Romeo's lips -- by carving it in with a meat cleaver.
"Please don't make me laugh!" he screamed.

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Post by munsi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:40 am

I'm not speaking to you, she glowered.
You are, I replied, you clearly are. You just spoke to me.
That's why I'm single now.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:38 am

munsi wrote:I'm not speaking to you, she glowered.
You are, I replied, you clearly are. You just spoke to me.
That's why I'm single now.
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Post by munsi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:39 am

You never did know when to keep your mouth shut, he gloated.
When I tried to argue the point, my lungs filled up with water.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:49 am

munsi wrote:You never did know when to keep your mouth shut, he gloated.
When I tried to argue the point, my lungs filled up with water.
:)

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Post by strawman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:59 am

munsi wrote:I'm not speaking to you, she glowered.
You are, I replied, you clearly are. You just spoke to me.
That's why I'm single now.
Skip a line, for punctuation:

I'm not speaking to you, she glowered.
You are, I replied, you clearly are. You just spoke to me.

That's why I'm single now.
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Post by mrsmica » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:56 pm

seani wrote:Mindreading wasn't even difficult to master. If only I hadn't tried it on myself - we wouldn't be trapped in here with us.
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Post by nevermore_66 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:23 pm

VISITATION
"Be not afraid." Its wings unfurl. Father Santiago vomits blood at the sight. He knows, now, why angels always say that.
Boy meets girl.
Boy looses girl.
Boy gets girl back...
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Show your working

Post by seani » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:08 pm

"Formal proof then Gentlemen; Reality is encoded in a sequence of Pi. Now don't panic - we musn't behave irrationally".
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:32 pm

seani wrote:"Formal proof then Gentlemen; Reality is encoded in a sequence of Pi. Now don't panic - we musn't behave irrationally".
Would that be circular reasoning? :D

What kind of race are the "musn't"? (We mustn't misspell, a word that's so swell.) :)

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:00 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
seani wrote:"Formal proof then Gentlemen; Reality is encoded in a sequence of Pi. Now don't panic - we musn't behave irrationally".
Would that be circular reasoning? :D

What kind of race are the "musn't"? (We mustn't misspell, a word that's so swell.) :)
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Post by seani » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:35 am

Arse and double arse (and thanks!) Off to prune a char...


A change (for the worst)

"Formal proof then Gentlemen; Reality is encoded in a sequence of Pi. Now don't panic - we mustn't react irrationally".

(R's and double R's. Grrr.)


and I think for the better, or at least slightly geekier:

"Formal proof then Gentlemen; Reality is encoded in a sequence of Pi. Now don't panic - we must continue irrationally".
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It's still a blast

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Dr. Goddard gawped at the anti-gravity drive I'd made from common household items.
"It's not rocket science," he said.

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Long shot

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What Goliath didn't anticipate, as he idly watched the sling blur, was just how large a target his testicles presented.
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Strange Magic

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:50 am

Merlin told young Rastlin, "You are an elemental lord."

"Great! Which one? Water? Earth? Please say Fire."

"Thulium."

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Post by Hatching Phoenix » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:44 pm

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Post by Hatching Phoenix » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Merlin told young Rastlin, "You are an elemental lord."

"Great! Which one? Water? Earth? Please say Fire."

"Thulium."
At least he didn't get boron.
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Re: Strange Magic

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:58 am

Hatching Phoenix wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Merlin told young Rastlin, "You are an elemental lord."

"Great! Which one? Water? Earth? Please say Fire."

"Thulium."
At least he didn't get boron.
Ah, but boron is indispensable for a variety of applications -- including the electronics you are reading this with.

Thulium has rightly been called "The most useless element". It is essential for nothing and only has a couple of limited applications (which can easily be replaced using other elements).

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Re: Strange Magic

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:59 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
Hatching Phoenix wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Merlin told young Rastlin, "You are an elemental lord."

"Great! Which one? Water? Earth? Please say Fire."

"Thulium."
At least he didn't get boron.
Ah, but boron is indispensable for a variety of applications -- including the electronics you are reading this with.

Thulium has rightly been called "The most useless element". It is essential for nothing and only has a couple of limited applications (which can easily be replaced using other elements).
Wikipedia wrote: Thulium (pronounced /ˈθjuːliəm/ THEW-lee-əm) is a chemical element that has the symbol Tm and atomic number 69. Thulium is the least abundant of the lanthanides (promethium is less abundant than thulium, but it is not found naturally on Earth). It is an easily workable metal with a bright silvery-gray luster. Despite its high price and rarity, thulium is used as radiation source in portable X-ray devices and in solid-state lasers.
You call this useless?
Portable x-ray machines are wonderful devices for alley-lurking voyeurs, and what super-villain is worth his salt without a good supply of solid-state <fingerquote> "lasers." </fingerquote>
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Re: Strange Magic

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:58 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Thulium has rightly been called "The most useless element". It is essential for nothing and only has a couple of limited applications (which can easily be replaced using other elements).
Wikipedia wrote: Thulium (pronounced /ˈθjuːliəm/ THEW-lee-əm) is a chemical element that has the symbol Tm and atomic number 69. Thulium is the least abundant of the lanthanides (promethium is less abundant than thulium, but it is not found naturally on Earth). It is an easily workable metal with a bright silvery-gray luster. Despite its high price and rarity, thulium is used as radiation source in portable X-ray devices and in solid-state lasers.
You call this useless?
Portable x-ray machines are wonderful devices for alley-lurking voyeurs, and what super-villain is worth his salt without a good supply of solid-state <fingerquote> "lasers." </fingerquote>
Thulium is not commonly used for either of those (I'd say never but Wikipedia can't be wrong :wink: ); It's certainly not essential.
Portable xray machines are more often all electronic or use cheaper and better sources (cobolt and irridium being the most common).

Neodymium and ytterbium are more common (and better) for solid state lasers.

Thulium is expensive and a poor choice for the few places where it is used at all. (A bit like using endangered Tasmanian Devil pelts to construct a tarp -- instead of nylon or canvas, etc.)

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