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

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

  1. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    if you wouldn't spell out single letters with pdf you'd break your tongue - no necessasity to do that with a *.give or a *.doc (you spell them out, too?)

    i really need your advice on the mim 23 then
     
  2. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I advocate for a free-for-all. Say acronyms however you like imho. We should be thinking of them less as words anyhow, & remembering they're an initialism

    Besides, I didn't even know that one until now :guffaw:
     
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  3. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    But we don't say CIA like a word. It's really up for grabs this whole thing lol
     
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  4. oberth

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    1. i'm an army brat
    2. how old are you?

    how would you pronounce that 'word'
     
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  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    sē-ə

    As in, the CIA likes to seeya

    I mean we do it with NASA & FEMA
     
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  6. JD

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    I always wondered what it stood for.
    Now that is making me reconsider my usual pronunciation.
     
  7. oberth

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    it's a three letter abbreviation and part of the alphabet soup - cia, fbi, atf, nsi, dea, epa, irs, fca (all of which can arrest you)

    would good morning sir, i'm special agent mojochi, seeya. you are under arrest. even work?
     
  8. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe not, but I'd be much more fond of the EPA if they got called EEPAH!
     
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  9. oberth

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    you think that had given walter peck an edge over dr venkman? i bet he still would have called him names in the mayor's office :razz:
     
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  10. itsmeelysemarie

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    I would sleep wrong the night before an important event.
     
  11. Mojochi

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    We always think of it as a blessing to die in your sleep. I assume we're thinking it spares the person having to face their death consciously... but are we really thinking that through? Facing it subconsciously, in your sleep? Sounds like potentially the worst goddamn nightmare you'll ever have
     
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  12. Colonel Midnight

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    ^ Well, it’s certainly your last…

    Cheers,
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  13. Oddish

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    I don't even know how exactly Venkman knew that Peck didn't have a dick.

    Generally, people consider it a blessing because it's presumably quick and painless. If you were in pain, you would likely awaken.

    Regarding whether dying unaware and in your sleep is good or bad depends on your attitude toward death, and how you conceive the afterlife to be.
     
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  14. oberth

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    easy: non-existand
     
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    Reminds me of that old joke: I want to die peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa -- not screaming in terror like his passengers! :eek:
     
  16. JD

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    I think given the choice, I'd rather not know my death was coming. I don't want to have to sit around dreading it, and thinking about it, I'd much just have it happen quick, without ever having a chance to even realize it's happening.

     
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  17. Oddish

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    Then a quick and painless cessation of existence (I won't say "departure" because you don't think you go anywhere) should suit you fine, I expect.

    While I don't agree with your afterlife beliefs, I'm fine with an easy transition as well.
     
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  18. oberth

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    ^if you insist on an afterlife try riverworld - makes as much sense as everything else on offer
     
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  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Been freezing my ass off here in Seattle.

    But you know, it’s a good kind of freezing my ass off… :lol:
     
  20. Oddish

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    Funny, I'm about 15 km north of Seattle, and it's not that bad here. Just rainy.