Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. BK613

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    Just to be a bit pedantic, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are galaxies that are 163000 ly and 206,000 ly away, respectively. In fact there are about fifty recognized galaxies that are closer than one million light years.
    That being said, what most people think of are the larger galaxies that are like the Milky Way, which are indeed millions (and billions) of light years away.
     
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  2. Swedish Borg

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    Morality: The interstellar post office is no better than our own...
     
  3. oberth

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    so why the fuck is the us press so deep down in british royalty (the one they shed blood to get rid off)?
     
  4. auntiehill

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    Because it sells. That's all they care about. People buy the mags and watch the stupid interviews so the press keep doing it.
     
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  5. Swedish Borg

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    So are the French and they decapitated theirs!!!

    Talk about inconsistent!!!

    They make me think of the people who love children as long as they are raised by others...
     
  6. oberth

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    okay. it sells but why does it sell? a bunch of people demanding to be your betters?

    i got rid of my von in the'80s - can't be a smallR republican and keeping it. can you?
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Because the media makes it sell.

    People will follow any old trend...because they are basically ordered to. That's what mass media does.
     
  8. auntiehill

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    Because people are fucking stupid. Seems to be pretty much the answer to a lot of things. :lol:
     
  9. Ashu

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    >.>. I feel like a ghost of years past
     
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  10. BK613

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    Or people like the distraction? The what-if? The exotic?
     
  11. JirinPanthosa

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    For the same reason the American press is so obsessed with people like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

    People don't want celebrities to be people, they want them to be soap opera characters. And the press give them that.
     
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  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I know you can disable a user's retweets in Twitter, but can you also do the same for QUOTE tweets?

    It would be a bit awkward to be a ghost of the future, wouldn't it? Unless your personal time stream was in reverse, like Merlin. :lol:

    Oh and welcome back @Ashu. :adore: :techman:
     
  13. Swedish Borg

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    "When God closes a door, he opens a window"

    I know someone who had an apartment where that happened all the time because the window lock was just crap!!! I can't tell you how many times he heard someone make that joke.:D
     
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  14. Ashu

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    Well to be fair awkward *is* my jam lol

    And thank you :biggrin:
     
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  15. think

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    I am worried about my grade.

    I am thinking this is a reenactment of a conversation happening around now --- end of classes on campus and just too funny --- it is like duh --- LOL but seriously this could have been me at times with the drug use(experiments) I did in college - all the time--- ahhhhhh LOL
     
  16. Swedish Borg

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    I know why he didn't pass the class... His teacher is a freaking bear!!!
     
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  17. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    Saturday was a great day for me because of popcorn. Why you ask? Because a store in our town always had popcorn on Saturdays. They have there own popcorn cart and they made it right there for customers to eat while walking around in the store. It is something many of us really enjoy. And it has been 14 months since they had it because of Covid. So this Saturday I walked into the store and thru my mask the first thing I noticed was the smell of popcorn! I was so excited, life will get back to normal, I know it because the popcorn is back :).
     
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  18. Swedish Borg

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    When I was a kid they didn't sell popcorn (I am guessing because it was an American thing) so one day my older brother convinced my parents to buy some corn to make our own. After several tries, he finally got it right. I can't tell you the fun we had making the thing they talked about in American movies.:)
     
  19. Gingerbread Demon

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    Either that or you could be on campus on drugs while studying and then you might even end up as a professor like Watler Bishop in Fringe :D
     
  20. Swedish Borg

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    Sorry... What???:cardie: