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Old September 27 2013, 09:54 PM   #31
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

So if you think about it, the river Styx is just a massive trough of Turtle Soup.
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Old September 28 2013, 12:07 AM   #32
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

And the Earth is riding on the back of a giant turtle.

Suddenly, all of reality makes sense.
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Old September 28 2013, 01:11 PM   #33
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

When those brats called B'Elanna a turtle head she should have submerged herself and drowned them all.

Worf shouldn't get to be the only Klingon that kills human kids during recess.
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Old October 5 2013, 08:43 PM   #34
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This is perhaps the best iteration of the tale
http://chaordicmind.com/blog/2009/10...-and-tortoise/
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Old October 5 2013, 09:02 PM   #35
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

I always preferred Shinsei's version of the tale:

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream. The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "because if I sting you while you cross the stream, surely I shall drown ."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, but has just enough time to gasp "Why? Now you shall surely drown!"

The scorpion replies: "But little frog, I can swim."
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Old October 5 2013, 11:44 PM   #36
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
So if you think about it, the river Styx is just a massive trough of Turtle Soup.
It's turtles all the way down.
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Old October 5 2013, 11:52 PM   #37
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Re: Chakotay's Scorpion tale

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
I always preferred Shinsei's version of the tale:

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream. The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "because if I sting you while you cross the stream, surely I shall drown ."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, but has just enough time to gasp "Why? Now you shall surely drown!"

The scorpion replies: "But little frog, I can swim."
Sounds like Garak with his lesson from 'The Boy who cried Wolf', never use the same lie twice.
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