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Omega M.
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I'm probably snarking here, but I find it sad that an attribution of one of Macbeth's more famous lines to Lady Macbeth could get into Poetry magazine.

(Search for "multitudinous seas incarnadine". For reference, here is the play.)

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Jebus wept! [LOL]
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Here's how treating poorly the lesser in your midst breeds an enemy that will in time devour you:

Young Palestine

A better approach:
Note the locale

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quote:
Originally posted by scouser1:
Jebus wept! [LOL]

He plans to not clean it? And keep in on his wall?!? Oh the smell that will rise up from the depths of the stinky pan. Praise Jebus!! [LOL]
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It's freakin amazing what celebrities will do for charity...

This was done last year as part of Sports Relief, but it is only just been shown ahead of Sports Relief weekend that starts on the 19th of March.
I must admit I've never been a fan of Eddie Izzard and his bawdy stand-up routines, but I do have the utmost respect for him for doing what was seen as impossible for him to do with next to no training, to which people have to train for years to do.
He is an inspiration to all.
Well done Eddie!

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cthulu vs. jamie lannister
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Howdy all! I was just wondering if any Orneryites are located in San Antonio, since I'm relocating there from my Canadian environs for work starting this fall.
Yes, it's true, a Canadian has managed to steal away an American job in this climate [Razz]
If anybody is a Canadian citizen working in the US I'd love to pick their brains as well...

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For kenmeer. I hope you like it! I do!
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Anybody know any good Death Metal? So far, I know that Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir are awesome.
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I finally found it!

To be played during the creation of worlds.

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Skyfire, Norther, In Flames,Dark Tranquility, Amon Armoth, all good Death metal bands. [Smile]
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ONE ticket somewhere in the UK has scooped a record breaking £84 million on the Euromillions lottery, making them richer than Sean Connery.

Son of a b***h!!!

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What a depressing election night. Moderates defeated right and left, for ideologues, well, right and left I have to start saving for that island.
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I agree, but I've said that after every election for the past 40 years.
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Don't worry. It's just the new boss, same as the old boss. Nothing will change enough to make any material difference.
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In the category of accidental art, I looked across the living room a couple of days ago to see a large reproduction of a photograph of a polar bear which was quite unfamiliar to me. Since our granddaughter Kaysen just turned twelve, I thought my wife might have bought it for a room decoration and forgotten to present it. Anyway the animal is sitting with the left paw raised and mouth open in a snarl, lit from the upper left so the right side of the body and the area to the right of the nose are shadowed. But on closer examination I found the illusion was created by a plastic grocery bag propped on some other items and seen against a desk standing against the wall.

This morning the illusion was less perfect in better light, as polar bears rarely have wrinkles rather than irregular fur, and the backgrounds of nature photos rarely show desk drawers. But the detail is amazing - eyes and ears and teeth and so forth - so I have more sympathy for those who find some sacred image on a tortilla.

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Is anyone here a distance runner?

I've run some (some = 10-20 miles per week) off an on for the last 10 years, but never long distances. I've run in a half dozen 5Ks, but I've never routinely run distances of greater than 3 or 4 miles. In a moment of insanity, I signed up for a marathon that is this October, and so have started to run more constantly, and to run longer distances. Anyway, this is all to say that I'm a 28 year old male in reasonable shape wondering if anyone has any suggestions for someone who has never run a marathon before.

(Yes, I know how to work google, but I'm also looking for real advise from people not attempting to also sell me a book/shoe/diet/etc.)

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Very cool, Clark. I have no advice to offer. I've gone from a guy who could run 3-4 miles no problem to not being able to sustain a jog for more than 5 minutes.
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Way to go Clark. I ran cross country in high school and I ran 3 miles as part of my daily workout when I was in the Marines. I haven't really run much since I got out of the Marine in 98 but recently I volunteered at a hydration station in the Central Illinois Marathon and it got me thinking about getting back into running shape and running at least the half marathon if not the full marathon next year. To that end I have been reading articles on [url= http://"http://www.runnersworld.com/"]Runners World[/url] the online site for Runners World magazine. I'm finding them very informative, though I am still just starting out. There is a section with articles specifically on training.
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"Anyway, this is all to say that I'm a 28 year old male in reasonable shape wondering if anyone has any suggestions for someone who has never run a marathon before."

You probably will need to be running 6-7 miles a day. Toss in a 12-15 mile run every week or two.

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Top two Minneapolis city-page articles: Cops Seize Cocks and Robyne Robinson on Oral Sex.
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These videos sum up pretty well what I believe. She does an especially good job of explaining how modern archeology and the Old Testament prove that Jesus was the son of Cleopatra and Caeser. She then brings it all together by showing how the 9/11 conspiracy and the international Zionist agenda dovetail to prove once and for all that Prince William in the antichrist (why else would he be holding that cloven hoof?) and that America is a corporate entity of the Queen. Anyways, if you have 5 hours to spare its definitely worth it.
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After suffering through a full two months of cold and rainy weather past the end of our usual rainy season, I was pleased to hear climatologists explain this was because an El Nino year had moved storm tracks south from Canada. Now I am not only warm again, but have some reason to hope El Nino will stay away for another five years, and such unusual weather with it. On the other hand it is nice to have a big snowpack and potentially overflowing reservoirs. It is an ill wind which blows no one good.
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quote:
Originally posted by Clark:
In a moment of insanity, I signed up for a marathon that is this October, and so have started to run more constantly, and to run longer distances. Anyway, this is all to say that I'm a 28 year old male in reasonable shape wondering if anyone has any suggestions for someone who has never run a marathon before.

G2 has run a few marathons and half marathons. They're further than they sound. [LOL]

There's lots of things to be aware of but here's some advice off the top of my head:
  • Get properly fitted for shoes. You can get away with any running shoe for 4-5 miles. As you go into double digits, it gets to be a pretty big deal to have the right kind (cushioned, neutral, motion control). Go to a store that specializes in runners and they should check out your feet and how you run in a variety of different shoes before determining what you need. It's hard to overstate just how important this is.
  • Running clothes (shirts, shorts, socks) made from the tech fabrics. A cotton running shirt turns into sandpaper on your nipples.
  • Body Glide. Use liberally in all those ares that rub. You'll know which spots you missed when you hit the shower and feel it burn.
  • Consider investing in a water belt so you can stay hydrated on long runs. You've got to do something to drink while you're running.
  • Join a local running group. There are usually a few around and almost certainly one training for a marathon just like you are. A running buddy or 4 really helps on the long training runs.
  • Consume sports gels on the long runs. You'll need 3 or 4 to do a marathon but you need to acclimate to them. They can cause certain digestive issues best avoided in front of large crowds. Try a few and see what works for you.
  • There are all kinds of training plans available for free out there. They're all pretty good. Pick one you think you can live with or fits your style and go for it.
  • People will tell you how much fun it is to run 26.2 miles. Avoid them, they're crazy. It can be incredibly rewarding but fun? No, it typically really freaking hurts.

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I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't pull the hairs out of the back of a year and a half old shaving razor so I can get a few more pulls out of it, can you?
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I'm pretty sure I can't think of a reason you also can't think of.
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quote:
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I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't pull the hairs out of the back of a year and a half old shaving razor so I can get a few more pulls out of it, can you?

Unless you suspect that someone else might have used it. Otherwise we'd just set used needles aside for a year and a half, and then re-use.
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Children in the Bay Area were recently asked to report the favorite sayings of their fathers, for Father's Day. The one I liked came from a dad in San Leandro, who told his children how he had triumphed over obstacles to achieve success. "You have to be tough if you're stupid," he explained. But I rather doubt that man is stupid at all.
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Yowzah!
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Cuz them boys can sang... you can sing along
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This has long been one of my favorite threads. But it's popularity has certainly dropped in recent months. So, I'll post something that is bound to get people to respond!

As of this afternoon, my wife and I are the proud parents of a new baby girl! 7lbs 6oz and generally doing great. Hopefully by tomorrow she'll have a first name! (Middle name will be Joy for her great-grandmother.)

(see, now someone is going to have to congratulate me [Wink] )

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A miracle!! My very best wishes to you both!!! Have you considered naming her Ornera?
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Congratulations Clark!
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Congrats!
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My little sister spent the last day calling her "she-who-shall-not-be-named" which then morphed into Volda Morta. In the end, both that and Ornera lost out to Ella Joy Xxxxxxxxxxx (Don't worry, that's not our real last name, but that is how long it is).
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Congratulations, Clark!
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quote:
(see, now someone is going to have to congratulate me )
You shameless manipulator!

Congratulations. [Smile]

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Xxxxxxxxxxx is also a fine name. Wear it proudly.
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A few years ago at the University of Minnesota a professor in the classics department was arrested for being caught with child pornography on his work computer. His name, no joke: Dick Pervo.

Ed.: he was a professor, not a grad student.

[ July 17, 2010, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: TommySama ]

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Congrats, Clark.
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