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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 07:36      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ashitaka:
If you want to predict what will happen when you hold a match to gasoline, one should look to the past in reference to what has occured in similar circumstances. One should not draw cards or roll dice to determine what will happen.

I'm certainly never inviting you over to play Dungeons and Dragons [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 07:46      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Ashitaka:
If you want to predict what will happen when you hold a match to gasoline, one should look to the past in reference to what has occured in similar circumstances. One should not draw cards or roll dice to determine what will happen.

I'm certainly never inviting you over to play Dungeons and Dragons [Big Grin]

touchè

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 08:25      Profile for Demosthenes     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Does anyone here ever check their horoscope?

The only thing more delusional than checking one's horoscope is prayer.
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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Does anyone here ever check their horoscope?

The only thing more delusional than checking one's horoscope is prayer.
I guess I'm star-struck then. [ohwell]

Edit: Demos,

Did I mention how cute you look in that bunny outfit? [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Ashitaka:
If you want to predict what will happen when you hold a match to gasoline, one should look to the past in reference to what has occured in similar circumstances. One should not draw cards or roll dice to determine what will happen.

I'm certainly never inviting you over to play Dungeons and Dragons [Big Grin]

touchè
It's é, not è
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Ashitaka:
If you want to predict what will happen when you hold a match to gasoline, one should look to the past in reference to what has occured in similar circumstances. One should not draw cards or roll dice to determine what will happen.

I'm certainly never inviting you over to play Dungeons and Dragons [Big Grin]

touchè
It's é, not è
excusez moi

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GrumpySteen

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garlicguy wrote:
Edit: Demos,

Did I mention how cute you look in that bunny outfit?


OMG! GG is a furry!

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By that token, so am I. What's up, Doc?
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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2007 11:18      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
garlicguy wrote:
Edit: Demos,

Did I mention how cute you look in that bunny outfit?


OMG! GG is a furry!

Steen, I don't know if that label applies. It's just that she's so soft and adorable, you know, all the attributes that Demos aspires to... [Eek!] [Roll Eyes] [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
bored 16 year old female.
there's your reason.

I used to love that stuff too. Its fun to think about and fun to giggle about with your girlfriends ...

[Applause] Great response BA!! I'm concerned that the cranky, old geeks are so worried about flaming trolls that we're not giving the curious young geeks a welcome place to ponder.

I too had a young interest in horoscopes and crush-compatibility. Now I'm just curious about how one goes about calling themselves an Astrologer. Is there a trade school for that?

I once went to a fortune teller's booth at a renaissance faire and came away thinking that the "fortune teller" was very good at reading people and began to wonder what her training was. Perhaps a Masters in Pysch by day and a "fortune teller" for fun on weekends?

A geek asks questions, even about "silly" things sometimes.

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my mom says that once a fortune teller grabbed her by both of the thumbs and told her everything that had happened in her past.

my only response was "wasn't she supposed to tell you about the FUTURE?"

"well, yeah"
"was it right?"
"well, no..."

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
I'm certainly never inviting you over to play Dungeons and Dragons [Big Grin]

Would you settle for World of Warcraft? [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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Jupiter's passed through Orion
and come into conjunction with Mars
Saturn is wheeling through infinite space
to its pre-ordained place in the stars

And I gaze at the planets in wonder
at the trouble and time they expend
all to warn me to be careful
in dealings involving a friend.


- 'My Horoscope' by Flanders and Swan

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:


GG- You never are going to let the sang/vamp thig go, are you? [Big Grin]

No! Never...

Have you? [Eek!]

Suppose not [ohwell]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
- 'My Horoscope' by Flanders and Swan

Well, since we've started quoting song lyrics:

Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely
that the relative position of the planets and the stars could have
a special deep significance or meaning that exclusively applies to only you,
but let me give you my assurance that these forcasts and predictions
are all based on solid, scientific, documented evidence, so you would have
to be some kind of moron not to realize that every single one of them is absolutely true.

- "Your Horoscope for Today" by "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Demosthenes
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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
I guess I'm star-struck then. [ohwell]

I simply don't grok why one is dismissed as ludicrous while the other is generally accepted. (And for that matter, while we're accepting talking to a big imaginary man in the sky, why are our mental institutions full of people who do just that? When it's under the guise of a religious community, schizophrenia and imaginary telekinesis is suddenly okay?)

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Edit: Demos, Did I mention how cute you look in that bunny outfit? [Razz]
You bastard. [Razz]
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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
And for that matter, while we're accepting talking to a big imaginary man in the sky, why are our mental institutions full of people who do just that? When it's under the guise of a religious community, schizophrenia and imaginary telekinesis is suddenly okay?


I'll see your perceived 'mental' approach and raise you one:


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quote:
Edit: Demos, Did I mention how cute you look in that bunny outfit? [Razz]
You bastard. [Razz]
Have you applied yet for the Energizer position?
[Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
I was just curious:

Does anyone here ever check their horoscope?

Whatever your answer, what is your take on astrology in general?

Sometimes, for a a good laugh, I check my horoscope at the end of the day.

As far as astrology itself goes, it's crap. The stars are too far away to have any power over us other than to capture our curiosity and imagination. And the star charts astrologers use to determine your sign and so on have been out of date for thousands of years...

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