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canadian
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Find your own generation, this one's taken.

Actually, I think you young 'uns are Generation Y.

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Is that a play on "why"?
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@ 0Megabyte:
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Some "Greatest generation," if they cannot even tolerate people that have more color pigments than they. Pathetic.
What? And you have no prejudices yourself? Including this one?

"Judge not, lest ye be judged."

Ed.

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kenmeer livermaile
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The 'Greatest Generation' phenomenon, derived from a few historians and, especially, the proletyzing of Tom Hanks associated with "Saving Private Ryan", is both absurd and wise. It's absurd by nature of its hyperbole. It's wise because known indications tell us that our battle-scarred vets (and their loved ones who must sleep next to them during their PTSS nightmares and deal with their drinking, et cetera) benefit tremendously from such recognitions.

Therapy is good, wonderful, even necessary, but nothing can replace the socially healing effect of a good ticker tape parade, or magazine covers showing white-haired heads in WWII regalia and memorabilia, titled The Greatest Generation. We all need a good cheer.

Parades. The whole 'pass in review' ritual is currently somewhat in decline. I don't go to parades either. Television is perhaps most responsible for their decline. Watching the NYC Thanksgiving parade kinds diminishes the local pageantry.

But, I ask, with what have we replaced this waving of palm fronds on thjose we should honor? I hated the Viet Nam war, and I wasn't a vet, but I feel sad that it so much sucked to be a returning Nam vet.

Anyway, the Jazz Era/Depression generation weren't any greater than any other, that I can tell, but they did live through some exciting times that defined the shape of the world for half a century afterward.

Hell, at this point, I'd probably cheer even Dubya. Poor bugger sure could use some encouragement... along with a good spanking [Wink]

OMeg: I don't know the rabbit/Irish reference. 'splain, please?

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Paladine et al,

I won $320 in a 24.5 hour poker marathon in Louisiana Sat/Sunday. I also won a little spinner card keeper that says Isle of Capris Casino on it for getting a Royal Straight Flush. I'm not sure the hour per dollar figures compare well to a 'real' job, okay I know they don't, but it is a helluva lot more fun.

Paladine, thanks for talking me out of the tournament and into playing limit.

Edited to add; I would have won more, but about 4:00 am Sunday morning I had won so much that any too cards starting looking good to me and I lost a lot of it back. So, I had to tighten up, go back to playing smart poker and win it back. Took a while, but I got it back. However, the 'system' I came up with isn't in any of the books I've ever read. (I probably read too many on No Limit.)

It also helps when the other players say, as one Chinese lady did after I beat her; "He always has the Flush! I never get the Flush! And he always hits the Flush!" The next two times a Flush hit th e boards I bet it even though I didn't have it and she layed them down. She was like an ATM. It's amazing how much people will tell you if you listen.

I also think it helps to be a nice guy. People really didn't seem to mind losing money to me. No really, I'm a nice guy in person. Just ask those that have met me in person. Not like I am here at all. Wonder why that is?

KE

[ September 19, 2006, 01:59 PM: Message edited by: KnightEnder ]

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My best advice on poker came from a professional in Vegas. He said he would sleep all day until about nine p.m. and dress and eat leisurely, planning to get into a game about midnight. "The other players are all tired then," he said, "and some of them are drunk. So I would win a lot even if I did not play particularly well."

Anyway I have never even seen a Royal Straight Flush, let alone held one. But I do not have the patience for poker. Congratulations!

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Thanks. I have a rule never to drink while I'm playing. But that is good advice. A lot of the players still there at Midnight have lost all day and are desperately trying to win their money back. Or drunk.

It was sooo pretty. Spades.

KE

[ September 19, 2006, 02:15 PM: Message edited by: KnightEnder ]

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I also think it helps to be a nice guy. People really didn't seem to mind losing money to me. No really, I'm a nice guy in person. Just ask those that have met me in person. Not like I am here at all. Wonder why that is?
Can't imagine anyone here saying anything about you NOT "being a nice guy"...
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kenmeer livermaile
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"Not like I am here at all. Wonder why that is?"

In person they can sock you in the face [Wink]

For the record: you're often cantankerous here at Ornery. (So am I.)

But you're never *mean*. Sometimes angry but not sadistically so. Just pissed.

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KE, you're one of my favorites on OA. (except on religion threads or when you get upset [I'm not sure if the two are exclusive?]) You help put me in place without pissing me off as much as others do.
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Thanks Tommmy, that means more to me than you know. Which might be a character flaw in me, but it does.

KE

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On page 14 of the Religion is dangerous thread, I've raised the issue of Muslims preaching Jihad as they visit our prisons to convict "Muslims", and they are claiming the "freedom of religion" rule to preach war agains the rest of us.

I know some of us, even I, have grown tired of that debate, but I think this is important and if you have any thoughts I wouls appreciate you revisiting the thread. I didn't want to start another that was under the same basic topic and clutter up the board with more of my religion ranting.

But this is dangerous in a very real, very now, sense.

KE

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Funny post, KE, only in that I couldn't decide whether to read "convict" as an adjective or verb.

Thanks for the tip. I tend to avoid the lengthy threads because I just can't keep up with them, but I'll check this page out.

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quote:
Originally posted by KnightEnder:
On page 14 of the Religion is dangerous thread, I've raised the issue of Muslims preaching Jihad as they visit our prisons to convict "Muslims", and they are claiming the "freedom of religion" rule to preach war agains the rest of us.

I know some of us, even I, have grown tired of that debate, but I think this is important and if you have any thoughts I wouls appreciate you revisiting the thread. I didn't want to start another that was under the same basic topic and clutter up the board with more of my religion ranting.

But this is dangerous in a very real, very now, sense.

KE

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Thanks for the link Jav. It was late and I am lazy. I really appreciate it.

KE

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Anytime, KE.
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Surely Miss mudsklmitkimberli is breaking the rule about pushing kiddiporn on the forum ...? Sex should be free [Wink] .
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Richard, I have no idea what you're talking about.
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This forum got spammed, Jesse. Half a dozen posts giving all sorts of links for casinos, porn sites, Viagra and so forth. In the middle of the night, so I hope our devoted moderators were peacefully sleeping...
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You mean they weren't here to protect us? [Frown]
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Oh man, six-hundredth post... anyone have champagne?
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Tommy - isn't the celebration supposed to happen AFTER your duel?
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Personally I should like a duel between Richard Armitage and Musharraf's chief of intelligence.
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prehistoric porn movie

Brilliant. Great soundtrack too. Trust me. Work safe, even.

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Not according to my firewall!
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kenmeer livermaile
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Your boss is way too nosy.
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Just had two teeth "extracted". Totally changed my pov on torture. [Crying]

Anybody ever see Dustin Hoffman and Lawrence Olivia in "The Marathon Man"? It was like that. I kept waiting for him to ask me; "Is it safe?" [Exploding]

I would have said; "It's so safe you wouldn't ****ing believe it!" [Eek!]

I'm going to have to "Spock" out the pain. "There is no pain. There is no pain." [Cool]

Spent all night with my 85 year old grandmother in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Methodist hospital so I haven't slept in 36 hours. [Eek!]

Can't wait for the vicodin and somas to kick in. At least I can stop throwing back Crown Royal shots before bedtime now.

$400 for a guy to torture me and yank out two of my teeth! I don't need no stinking insurance! [Mad]

KE

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Don't remind me - I have to get my wisdom teeth out soon.

If they actually grow in, they're going to run into my jawbone, get wedged, and be almost impossible to remove. (Edited to add: that means that they'll have to cut into my gums like 1/4" or something, plus in front of the wisdom teeth, so that they can get them out, and they may have to wedge them out.)

Frankly, the prospect of it scares the beans out of me.

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I had all four out at 14.

It sucked, for about two weeks.

On the other hand, only serious dental work I've ever had, so, no complaining.

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Ick, I have to have mine out as well.

KE:

Is it safe?

"It's so safe you wouldn't ****ing believe it!"

... Is it safe?

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I have bad memories of dental work.

I don't want to have it happen any more.

Flashbacks. Eww.

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It just worries me because I've never had anaesthetic in my life. I've had seven fillings, but all were done using meditation instead of novicaine (and because I am terrified of the shot, but the drill doesn't bug me. Yes, I know how little sense that makes.).

But for my wisdom teeth, they're going to have to open up a lot - they can't cut straight down to my wisdom teeth, but have to go in at an angle, and so it's going to basically be horrible.

I know that they're going to put me under "conscious sedation", but the fact that I've never had any anaesthetic before makes me worry.

Although really, that's a lie - I've used orajel on mouth burns before. And they've used it while doing fillings so that I don't move my mouth. But there's a big difference between orajel and whatever stuff they use to dig huge holes in your mouth.

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"whatever stuff they use to dig huge holes in your mouth."

Sand shovel.

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I'm going to have to "Spock" out the pain. "There is no pain. There is no pain."
Thats backwards, my friend. There is definately pain, there just isn't anyone to feel it. Honestly, try that when you are feeling pain; ask "who or what is actually experiencing this pain". See if you can find something or someone definate that is actually feeling the pain. And when you can't, then what's the problem? [Smile]

Adam

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Adam - my meditation is of the "Okay, there's pain, but who's to say that's a bad thing? What if this pain was a different, pleasing sensation?"

Usually, my pain becomes the smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies.

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Great fun and surprizingly easily understood:

Mystoquantics

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My grandmother just had another heart attack so I'm staying nights with her. Heading back up there now, and won't be around much. I'm sure people will find some way to use this against me, but I'll just have to catch up when I get back. Sometimes real life intrudes.

KE

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[Frown] I'm sorry to hear that, KE.

My friend's dad just suddenly had a heart attack and died this past Saturday. She's like 17, and he's survived by his wife and 3 kids.

I hope she is okay, though.

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I'm sure people will find some way to use this against me
???

I hope this won't be the case - can't imagine how it'd be, at least here. Sorry to hear about your grandmother, KE.

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