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Message 266 of 540 (518155)
08-04-2009 9:44 AM
Reply to: Message 265 by lyx2no
08-04-2009 8:07 AM


Re: Pepsi Jones
You might want to peruse the Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes thread.

--Percy


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Message 274 of 540 (519326)
08-13-2009 8:26 AM
Reply to: Message 273 by Minnemooseus
08-13-2009 6:15 AM


Re: But why can't the BBC correctly pronounce the "a" at the end of names?
Minnemooseus writes:

I'm not sure which is worse, Barack Obamer or the Dali Lamer.

I wonder how they pronounce "Sidney Poitier"?

The British may be different, but my father's speech had many of the characteristics of the full blown Boston Brahmin accent. He definitely said "Dali Lamer," as well as "Rusher," "Aisher" and "Chiner," and would have said "Barack Obamer," too. We had endless fun with his accent, often trying to work words into the conversation that morphed into words with different meanings when he spoke them. But he definitely pronounced "Sidney Poitier" correctly.

--Percy


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Message 284 of 540 (524080)
09-14-2009 11:28 AM
Reply to: Message 283 by dwise1
09-14-2009 10:46 AM


Re: Carrier pigeons versus email
dwise1 writes:

Where have you guys been? There's been an Internet standard for "IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service" since 1999: RFC 2549 at http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2549.html

The author of the proposal was employed by Ironbridge Networks, which went bankrupt way back in 2001. The practical feasibility of IPOAC must be seriously questioned.

--Percy


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Message 297 of 540 (525613)
09-23-2009 11:42 PM
Reply to: Message 295 by RAZD
09-23-2009 10:00 PM


Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson is hilarious
The last two videos are from the Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival conference of 2006. There were many prominent participants. In addition to Tyson there were Dawkins, Shermer, Weinberg, Krauss, Harris, Davies, Porco and Ann Druyan (Sagan's widow), and others, too.

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Message 327 of 540 (530911)
10-15-2009 1:30 PM
Reply to: Message 326 by Perdition
10-15-2009 11:47 AM


Re: LOLCat Bible
See Message 313.

--Percy


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Message 372 of 540 (539879)
12-20-2009 11:45 AM
Reply to: Message 369 by Meldinoor
12-20-2009 2:56 AM


Re: Onifre?
Onifre,

If this is you, you are good! I have trouble hearing in echoey situations and couldn't make out about half the material, but what I heard was good. You probably don't need amateurs telling you that, but anyway, you were relaxed, engaged, good timing. I don't know why the bit about the kids arguing didn't get more of a laugh - maybe not enough parents in the audience?

The resolution on the video wasn't that good, but you looked a bit like that guy from the King of Queens sitcom. You were better then many of those comedians I see on the Comedy Channel's comedy specials.

If it wasn't you...never mind!

--Percy


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Message 440 of 540 (546757)
02-13-2010 12:57 PM


Intelligent Gravity
From the National Center for Science Education

--Percy


  
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Message 472 of 540 (549242)
03-05-2010 8:27 AM


One for the ages from American Idol
I don't watch American Idol, but I hear about it all the time, mostly about Simon and Paula and so forth. This isn't actually American Idol but Britains Got Talent, but anyway, I heard an indirect reference to this incredible and surprising performance by a Susan Boyle and so I looked it up. Maybe everyone has already heard about this, but it was news to me.

This doesn't really belong in humor, but it's pretty incredible and unexpected. Embedding is disabled for this video, but here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

--Percy


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