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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:36 pm

Welcome ThePragmatic. :wave:

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ThePragmatic wrote:Hey

I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist, idiot (but aware of it), father of 2, husband, Swedish.


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ThePragmatic wrote:Hey

I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist, idiot (but aware of it), father of 2, husband, Swedish.

Hello. :wave:

(I thought we already had a Pragmatic? :befuddled: Will this confuse me? Oh no, not again!)
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Gord wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:Hey

I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist, idiot (but aware of it), father of 2, husband, Swedish.

Hello. :wave:

(I thought we already had a Pragmatic? :befuddled: Will this confuse me? Oh no, not again!)


My apologies for any cerebral hemorrhaging... :D
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ThePragmatic wrote:
Gord wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:Hey

I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist, idiot (but aware of it), father of 2, husband, Swedish.

Hello. :wave:

(I thought we already had a Pragmatic? :befuddled: Will this confuse me? Oh no, not again!)

My apologies for any cerebral hemorrhaging... :D

Nope, I was wrong! Must've been thinking of another message board. Although there used to be a PragmaticallyWyrd posting here, but that was before my time, 11 years ago apparently: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=936
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:12 pm

What about Bob?

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Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic

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Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:58 pm

ThePragmatic wrote:I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist,...... Swedish.

TJrandom wrote:Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic

Now I'm really confused. Either those Swedish Vikings made it all the way to settle Japan, circa 800AD and no one noticed, or alternatively, Stockholm, is a lesser known Japanese colony settled at the time of establishment of the Chrysanthemum Throne of Nippon, around the same time. :befuddled:

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Matthew Ellard wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:I'm a sceptic, atheist, humanist,...... Swedish.

TJrandom wrote:Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic

Now I'm really confused. Either those Swedish Vikings made it all the way to settle Japan, circa 800AD and no one noticed, or alternatively, Stockholm, is a lesser known Japanese colony settled at the time of establishment of the Chrysanthemum Throne of Nippon, around the same time. :befuddled:


Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic-san

Does that help you? If using a name in a greeting, it would normally follow.

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Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:59 pm

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic-san
TJrandom wrote: Does that help you? If using a name in a greeting, it would normally follow.

Thank you. You see if Swedes and Japanese were the same people, then that would suggest there were Berserker Samurai. That would probably be a bad thing. :D

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Postby TJrandom » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:08 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic-san
TJrandom wrote: Does that help you? If using a name in a greeting, it would normally follow.

Thank you. You see if Swedes and Japanese were the same people, then that would suggest there were Berserker Samurai. That would probably be a bad thing. :D


I dunno... there is gonna be a Berserker in the White House come late January. We ought to be allowed a Berserker samurai or two, don`t ya think? :?

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Postby ThePragmatic » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:59 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:What about Bob?


There seems to be a bobxxx_the_pragmatist...

TJrandom wrote:Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic


Gesundheit! :D

Matthew Ellard wrote:You see if Swedes and Japanese were the same people, then that would suggest there were Berserker Samurai. That would probably be a bad thing. :D
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An awesome idea. But sorry to disappoint.
There are however (apparently) Viking giants who traveled to Minnesota.
"Geologist Scott Wolter visits a Minnesota farmer who wants to investigate the possible existence of bones from a giant he unearthed in his yard. The bones raise the question of whether Vikings could have traveled all the way to America." - History Channel
Also, dowsing is the sure way of finding them... :roll:
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:23 pm

ThePragmatic wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:What about Bob?


There seems to be a bobxxx_the_pragmatist...

TJrandom wrote:Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.... ThePragmatic


Gesundheit! :D

Matthew Ellard wrote:You see if Swedes and Japanese were the same people, then that would suggest there were Berserker Samurai. That would probably be a bad thing. :D


An awesome idea. But sorry to disappoint.
There are however (apparently) Viking giants who traveled to Minnesota.
"Geologist Scott Wolter visits a Minnesota farmer who wants to investigate the possible existence of bones from a giant he unearthed in his yard. The bones raise the question of whether Vikings could have traveled all the way to America." - History Channel
Also, dowsing is the sure way of finding them... :roll:


Can you think of a better way of finding the bones of giants?
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:38 am

TJrandom wrote:We ought to be allowed a Berserker samurai or two, don`t ya think? :?
For odd reasons, Australia had a lot of Japanese TV shows broadcast here in the 60's. I grew up watching English dubbed versions of The Phantom Agents ( 忍者部隊月光 ) and The Samurai ( 隠密剣士). Even stranger, the motto, of the Phantom Agents was "A gun is a last resort" ....so I decided as a kid to never touch a gun and stayed that way.

In both these shows the heroes are stoic, contemplative and use deception to win the day.

Somehow if you changed the characters for Berserker Samurai, the shows just wouldn't be the same.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eVZHgBkMWI

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ThePragmatic wrote:...There are however (apparently) Viking giants who traveled to Minnesota.
"Geologist Scott Wolter visits a Minnesota farmer who wants to investigate the possible existence of bones from a giant he unearthed in his yard. The bones raise the question of whether Vikings could have traveled all the way to America." - History Channel....

Aw maaaaan, it's an episode of America Unearthed, isn't it. :nea: (Your link redirects me to a Canadian site that doesn't show the same thing -- I had to google the quote to find out what it was from.)

I found America Unearthed to be an enormous waste of time. Basically, they manage to stretch out five minutes of a boring story where "I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true" into a full hour of "and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more...but hey, let's just recap all that while I show you the same footage of a backhoe that I've already shown you three times in this episode...oh and by the way, I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true".
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:13 pm

Gord wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:...There are however (apparently) Viking giants who traveled to Minnesota.
"Geologist Scott Wolter visits a Minnesota farmer who wants to investigate the possible existence of bones from a giant he unearthed in his yard. The bones raise the question of whether Vikings could have traveled all the way to America." - History Channel....

Aw maaaaan, it's an episode of America Unearthed, isn't it. :nea: (Your link redirects me to a Canadian site that doesn't show the same thing -- I had to google the quote to find out what it was from.)

I found America Unearthed to be an enormous waste of time. Basically, they manage to stretch out five minutes of a boring story where "I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true" into a full hour of "and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more...but hey, let's just recap all that while I show you the same footage of a backhoe that I've already shown you three times in this episode...oh and by the way, I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true".


AW JEEEEEZ, GORD!

You shoulda put a spoiler alert around that post! Now the suspense is gone.
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Postby ThePragmatic » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:28 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:Can you think of a better way of finding the bones of giants?


Well, uhm... we could use a pendulum? Tarot cards? A Third Eye Chakra Stone crystal? Ask a random dog? Flip a coin? But in all fairness, as a sceptic I would need to perform some tests to know which methods are better before I give you a an answer.
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Gord wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:Your link redirects me to a Canadian site that doesn't show the same thing -- I had to google the quote to find out what it was from

Oh, I didn't even think aboot that kind of redirects. Good thing you found it then... :)
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OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gord wrote:
ThePragmatic wrote:...There are however (apparently) Viking giants who traveled to Minnesota.
"Geologist Scott Wolter visits a Minnesota farmer who wants to investigate the possible existence of bones from a giant he unearthed in his yard. The bones raise the question of whether Vikings could have traveled all the way to America." - History Channel....

Aw maaaaan, it's an episode of America Unearthed, isn't it. :nea: (Your link redirects me to a Canadian site that doesn't show the same thing -- I had to google the quote to find out what it was from.)

I found America Unearthed to be an enormous waste of time. Basically, they manage to stretch out five minutes of a boring story where "I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true" into a full hour of "and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more and then I walked around a bit and talked some more...but hey, let's just recap all that while I show you the same footage of a backhoe that I've already shown you three times in this episode...oh and by the way, I went looking but didn't find anything, so I'm only 50% convinced it could still be true".

AW JEEEEEZ, GORD!

You shoulda put a spoiler alert around that post! Now the suspense is gone.

Then I saved you an hour of your life. Suspense in that show is a waste of time.

You're welcome.

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Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:52 pm

Gord wrote:Please send cookies as a sign of gratitude.


Last time I did that, the polar bears got 'em.
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...and then they de...leted them! :this:


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