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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:30 am

sparks wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:20 am
Couldn't care less Snowflake. :)

You want to make something of it, help yourself.

You'll be doing it all alone.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 am

Nothing else for it I guess.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:43 am

sparks wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 am
Nothing else for it I guess.

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Yes, please put me on ignore.

Dipshit.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:39 pm

Step into the world of the insane. 8)
http://www.shorpy.com/node/24284

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:09 pm

xouper wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:43 am
sparks wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 am
Nothing else for it I guess.

cornfield.jpg
Yes, please put me on ignore.

Dipshit.
Nope. I enjoy your rantings too much to do that xoup! :)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:47 pm

sparks wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:09 pm
xouper wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:43 am
sparks wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 am
Nothing else for it I guess.

cornfield.jpg
Yes, please put me on ignore.

Dipshit.
Nope. I enjoy your rantings too much to do that xoup! :)
I did not know that. Seems I erred in calling you a dipshit.


You're not Corey, who is most definitely a dipshit:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:15 am

Refresh my aging memory if you please: Who is this Corey of which you speak? I seemed to have missed any reference to same in this thread.

Thanks.

BTW, the dipshits that did that, with a power boat on a sailboat clearly under sail, will never be boating again once the lawyers and courts get done with him/her/they as I expect you're aware. Sailboats under sail have certain rights of way. The very worst thing a power boater can pull is this sort of negligence. Hope they throw a way the keys! :)

No no no. I wouldn't really Cornfield you. The Cornfield is solely for the willfully ignorant. And IMHO, you have yet to cross that line, to put it bluntly. You do get a little testy and arrogant from time to time, but then, don't we all?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:22 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:22 am
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The future that never was. 8)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by WildCat » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:44 pm

Do you have questions about God?

you sniveling little right-wing nutter - jj

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 pm

sparks wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:15 am
Refresh my aging memory if you please: Who is this Corey of which you speak? I seemed to have missed any reference to same in this thread.
There's nothing to refresh. As far as I know, there has been no prior mention of Corey in this thread. I don't know Corey, who is (I assume) the driver of the powerboat that crashed onto the sailboat. I just grabbed a meme off the internet in order to make a joke to divert attention from my mistaken name calling.

sparks wrote:
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. . . You do get a little testy and arrogant from time to time, . . .
Guilty as charged. Not my best work. I should probably use that as a clue to go take a nap or something and then reconsider how I want to reply.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:16 pm

sparks wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:15 am
Refresh my aging memory if you please: Who is this Corey of which you speak? I seemed to have missed any reference to same in this thread.
Followup: Apparently this boat accident happened August 17, 2018.

Here's an eyewitness account from a passenger on the chartered fishing boat:
https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018 ... -accident/

Eyewitness account from the helmsman on the sailboat:
https://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/s ... story.html

Here's the search I used:
https://www.google.com/search?q=sailboa ... Chesapeake

No mention of any Corey that I could find, so I still have no idea who Corey is.

I did not know any of that when I posted the image. I just snagged it because I thought it was a clever meme.

File all of this under the heading, "Did not need to know all that, dipshit."

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by xouper » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:19 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 pm
The future that never was. 8)
Yogi Berra's version: "The future ain't what it used to be."

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm

However, a somewhat smaller scale version (without the megalithic Lenin on top) was built.

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Post by Witness » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:23 pm

Another abandoned retrofuture:

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Floating Eiffel towers and "trans-Atlantic hydroplane station"! :mrgreen:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:57 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Several have been built, in fact.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_(Moscow)
Indeed.

However I was trolling ed. 8)
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