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Post by Pyrrho » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 pm


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Witness » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:48 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Maybe this belongs in the art thread, but Piet Mondrian was one of the great artists of the early 20th century,

Changed the way we look at things, but not in an icky way like Picasso. :coolspecs:
“Completely idiotic critics have for several years used the name of Piet Mondrian as though he represented the summum of all spiritual activity. They quote him in every connection. Piet for architecture, Piet for poetry, Piet for mysticism, Piet for philosophy, Piet’s whites, Piet’s yellows, Piet, Piet, Piet… Well, I Salvador, will tell you this, that Piet with one ‘i’ less would have been nothing but pet, which is the French word for fart.”
From Dalí's Les cocus du vieil art moderne.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:41 pm

... and not in a really REALLY icky way like Dali. :lmao:
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by ceptimus » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:33 pm

No way it would do 93mph with an engine from 1931 of the pictured size. There were very few motorcycles in 1931 that would go that fast, and the ones that did tended to have large capacity V-twin engines.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Suppressed technology.

Let's start a conspiracy theory. :)
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It could do 93 mph if it went off a cliff.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Obligate reference:


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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:05 am

I'm also remembering something from South Park.

Got that one? :)
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:50 am

The "War Tank" is shown in the wonderful old documentary Gizmo. I have linked to it and posted Wonderfully Interesting Crowders that Come the Flower from it before. Given all of the disaster ideas, it seemed one that might actually work.

Of course, I have no idea if it required 70.3 gallons of gas to go ten feet and only cut an apple into three pieces.

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Post by ed » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:54 am

Doctor X wrote:
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TI have no idea if it required 70.3 gallons of gas to go ten feet .

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If it does it in style that is irrelevant. In fact asking the question shows you are a philistine. Actually, asking the question also shows that you are an elite, probably male, patriarch. Actually having the time to post here probably shows the same thing.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:25 pm

Thanks, Doc. :lmao:

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