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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2595 on: May 19, 2010, 12:31:56 am »
Several key elections tonight, and all of them went our way! Two big surprises for me: Halter is competitive against Lincoln in Arkansas and will have a runoff with her in the coming weeks, and, in Pennsylvania, Sestak beat Specter in the Democratic primary. Poor Arlen Specter; he's actually a pretty decent person, and he's been through a lot of personal suffering what with his cancer, and he's been a reliable Democratic vote ever since he switched parties. But I think he deserved defeat tonight. He had a good run in politics, and now Admiral Sestak has the chance to prove that he can be a great Democrat.

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« Reply #2596 on: May 19, 2010, 09:36:00 pm »
I was just offered a fellowship at the University where I will be working on my PhD. As I am known to say, "holy crap in a basket" that's awesome and a great relief.

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« Reply #2597 on: May 19, 2010, 10:41:43 pm »
Gasp! This can mean one of three things...

1.) Thought will be conducting research at a prestigious university
2.) Thought will be a p-p-p-Prof(!) at a prestigious university
3.) Thought has been selected to accompany Frodo to Mordor!

But, hey, you'll be getting paid for it, right? Kudos!

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« Reply #2598 on: May 19, 2010, 10:46:27 pm »
Ah, so you're going to be mooching off the dimes of charity to earn your PhD! Soon your evolution to liberalism will be complete!!

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« Reply #2599 on: May 19, 2010, 11:53:37 pm »
Mordor? Well I did recently purchase a fun song about Mordor, but alas, no (or is that “fortunately, no”?).

Josh, in defense of my innate conservativism, I will be working for the funds. Though even that is a boon, as it will give much needed and desired teaching experience. The history of tomorrow starts today! (... that sounds like something you'd hear at Disneyland)

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2600 on: May 20, 2010, 10:28:58 pm »
I will be working for the funds. ... The history of tomorrow starts today!


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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2601 on: May 21, 2010, 11:21:13 am »
Ah wow, I need to watch that movie again. It's been around a decade.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2602 on: May 25, 2010, 10:28:47 am »
I love perspective. It's hard to have too much perspective. Not impossible, but hard.

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2603 on: May 25, 2010, 01:37:11 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100
Just LOOOOOOVEE this! LMAO Isaac Newton PWNS Jesus!

Quote from: Alexander Pope
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;
God said "Let Newton be" and all was light.

HURRAY FOR HUMAN POTENTIAL!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWFpPST94wU

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A friend of mine after watching the video: When I have kids, I'm gonna teach em ninja stuff, ninja soccer, ninja everything. School's pointless; they can't impress the chicks and dudes with that!

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« Reply #2604 on: May 25, 2010, 02:26:47 pm »
Hmm... I am inherently skeptical of any list of "most important historical figures" in which Guttenberg isn't in the top three. The moveable type printing press is one of the greatest inventions in human history; it ranks with the likes of the invention of the written language itself (and written language ranks above the invention of any form of mathematics).

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Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« Reply #2605 on: May 25, 2010, 05:40:17 pm »
Hmm... I am inherently skeptical of any list of "most important historical figures" in which Guttenberg isn't in the top three. The moveable type printing press is one of the greatest inventions in human history; it ranks with the likes of the invention of the written language itself (and written language ranks above the invention of any form of mathematics).

I'm sure he's on the list. It was only showing the top 10. Tesla better be on there as well.

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« Reply #2606 on: May 25, 2010, 05:59:22 pm »
Gutenberg was #8.

As for Tesla... hard to say where he should be. He was brilliant, but the question is how much his ideas and inventions affected the rest of the world; to my understanding (which, since this is modern history, is comparatively limited), he was quite insular.

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« Reply #2607 on: May 26, 2010, 01:08:40 am »
Hahahahahaha!

And yet...it bears so much truth.

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« Reply #2608 on: May 26, 2010, 05:28:19 am »
Hahahahahaha!

And yet...it bears so much truth.

Which reminds me of the time that Captain Kirk stood alongside Abraham Lincoln to fight evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ2Om66O9eY


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« Reply #2609 on: May 26, 2010, 10:25:56 am »