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Squoval
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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
Geeks are sexy, it's a scientific fact.

I'm sexy!

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
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No, Snopes you KILLED them! Because you didn't boycott Coke! See what you did?
That's right -- next December we'll be worshipping the birth of (and receiving presents delivered by) a polar bear.

- snopes

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Comment: Is prostitution the oldest profession?
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I think not. It'd be a stupid thing to do, as your clients would all tell you "put it on my tab" until other jobs would be invented so that they could earn some money.

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I guess it would depend on what the definition of a profession is. If you want to go with the loosest definition, that would be, "Some manner of work done to obtain food and/or shelter." In that case, the oldest profession would be gatherer, followed by hunter, then farmer.

If you go with the more common modern definition of "Some manner of work done in exchange for food and shelter." then the oldest profession would probably be a wise man / shamen. Someone who was too old/weak to gather/hunt/farm, but knew tricks and secrets that could be exchanged for food and shelter.

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IIRC, it wasn't the shoe bomber's loud prayers that sparked the takedown by the other passengers; it was that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Very, very different. Canuckistan

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Is prostitution the oldest profession?

No, the oldest profession is begging. Someone had to ask first.

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Chi-Chi's Salsa may be more 'saucy' than one might think. Is the name of this product and former restaurant chain really a vulgar word in
Spanish? I once was friends with a Venezuelan who, on a night we were at the restaurant, gleefully told my companions "Chi-Chi's means boobies!"

Chi-Chi Rodriguez has a lot of explaining to do on the golf links, then.

Unless they meant the other Chi-Chi Rodriguez. In which case, I guess "fake boobies" works out.

Trish "Long live John Leguizamo" DaDish

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[lol] Trish. Why is that little Latin boy in drag crying?

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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
[lol] Trish. Why is that little Latin boy in drag crying?

Well, at least he doesn't have to worry about Sherrif Dullard any more.

PT "Was that in bad taste?" Vroman

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PT "Was that in bad taste?" Vroman
Perhaps ever so slightly, but I laughed anyway.

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Me: "He's 19? Uh oh, I bought him a beer."
A: "You contributed to the deliquency of a minor in drag!"
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Chi chis is slang for titties, but it is not exclusively used in that context. Kind of like how "buns" can mean butt cheeks or baked goods.

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quote:
Originally posted by ThistleS:
Chi chis is slang for titties, but it is not exclusively used in that context. Kind of like how "buns" can mean butt cheeks or baked goods.

Baps being slang for breasts makes the url for the British Association of Plastic Surgeons all the more suitable.

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Comment: im having an argument with some friends and i've looked on-line
and apparently were not the only ones. on the movie american pie does
stiffler call finch shitbrick or shitbreak.

stupid i know but this must get put to rest.

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Comment: My swifter had set unused for about 4 months as we were away.
Today I tried to use it and will not spray. It sounds as though it is
spraying but nothing comes out. It must be plugged. Is there a way to
clear the liquid hose??

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Comment: I would like to know what the difference is in a Plasma
widescreen ED and a Plasma HDTV widescreen TV and can a Plasma be both ED
and HDTV? Thank You.

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Comment: "A cockroach breaks wind every 15 minutes, reports a Dutch
physicist; it also continues to release methane for 18 hours after death."

Any truth to this??

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Ieuan ab Arthur
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: "A cockroach breaks wind every 15 minutes, reports a Dutch physicist; it also continues to release methane for 18 hours after death."

Any truth to this??

Ask the Dutch physicist. [Razz]

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "But wouldn't a biologist know better?" ab Arthur

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Bettie Page Turner
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I don't see where a physicist would be particularly interested in the flatulent emanations of a cockroach, unless he is studying whether or not said methane poots would be sufficient to propel the deceased roach from its place of demise...say the shelf at the local campus pizzaria... onto the large thin crust with pepperoni and anchovies sitting on the counter below, waiting for the oven.

ETA-Hey kids! This would be a great science project. "Do dead roaches poot?" Your parents would be so proud!

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Bettie Page Turner:
I don't see where a physicist would be particularly interested in the flatulent emanations of a cockroach, unless he is studying whether or not said methane poots would be sufficient to propel the deceased roach from its place of demise...say the shelf at the local campus pizzaria... onto the large thin crust with pepperoni and anchovies sitting on the counter below, waiting for the oven.

Are you projecting onto the e-mail, Bettie? And if so, we want the back story!

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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
Originally posted by Bettie Page Turner:
I don't see where a physicist would be particularly interested in the flatulent emanations of a cockroach, unless he is studying whether or not said methane poots would be sufficient to propel the deceased roach from its place of demise...say the shelf at the local campus pizzaria... onto the large thin crust with epperoni and anchovies sitting on the counter below, waiting for the oven.

Are you projecting onto the e-mail, Bettie? And if so, we want the back story!
Obviously the physicist is studying the possibility of harnessing this free fuel to use to fire up pizza ovens all over forward-thinking Europe. It would be the latest eco-trend..."Roach-roasted, and environmentally friendly." Of course there would be protests from the Kindness to Cockroaches League, and the usual NFBSK arguments about how it was cruel and undignified to desecrate the little chitinous corpses with the Meth-vac 3000 collection tubes. Bah, I say. Reduce our dependence on oil! Support cockroach methane poot research!

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Dear Snopes,

Help! My brother keeps insiting that E.T. (the extraterrestial) was a Jedi
(from Star Wars) and i say that he wasn't. Is there any way you could find
out who's right and if E.T. was a Jedi?

Members of E.T.'s species were in Star Wars Episode I, but they weren't Jedis. There were E.T. representatives in the huge spheroidal galactic Senate.

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Members of E.T.'s species were in Star Wars Episode I, but they weren't Jedis. There were E.T. representatives in the huge spheroidal galactic Senate.
And ET himself recognized Yoda during Halloween.

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Comment: My Question is about a drain
clog remover commercial. The line in it says they send the clog away, far
away. The video portion that has led up to this line shows a hair ball of
gook landing in the middle of a resturant table in an obviously French
resturant, possibly in France. The commercial is really funny to me, I'm
sure the French won't like it, but I was wondering if the message that I
am getting was the intent of the producers of this commercial.

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I was wondering if the message that I am getting was the intent of the producers of this commercial.
The message is that their specific drain clog remover removes clogs from drains. Is that the message you got?

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Comment: what's the deal with heinz 57? there is no restaurant that is
carring it and the grocery stores as well. we live in Oklahoma.

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It got changed to Heinz 56 because of Joe DiMaggio.

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Comment: In your Humor category, the logo shows 7 ballons, Why are there
only six strings?

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Comment: Who is Jerry Arbuckle and what show was he affiliated with?
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the logo shows 7 ballons, Why are there
only six strings?

Because one balloon hasn't got a string attached?

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Comment: IN 1992 the Republicans were Blue states, in 1996 they were red,
why did the media change?

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Squoval
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


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So that we could now honestly state that there is a new "Red scare".

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Comment: There's no way that a guy can be one the phone, getting a bj,
watching a game with food near by. Men just can't multi-task like that.
Now if you were telling us it was a woman on woman thing - then I'd be
inclined to believe that one.

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Makes you wonder what brought about that email.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: There's no way that a guy can be one the phone, getting a bj, watching a game with food near by. Men just can't multi-task like that.

[testosterone surge] Is that a challenge? [/testosterone surge]
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: There's no way that a guy can be one the phone, getting a bj, watching a game with food near by. Men just can't multi-task like that.

[testosterone surge] Is that a challenge? [/testosterone surge]
Yeah, I asked my husband this and his answer was "I don't know, why don't you come over here and we will find out"....

butthead....

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