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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:18 pm

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm

Of course wherever the market dictates, the USA is metric too. Likewise science and a few odds and ends such as two liter Coca Cola.

So we get all the positive benefits of going metric.

All we really miss is the condescending pat on the head we'd get from the rest of the world if we enforced metric using police state methods.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm

ed wrote:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:40 pm

I gotta say, I don't care. I can usually think in either. If someone says 3mm, I get that intuitively. But if someone says 304mm it is harder to picture size. It's foot dammit. Just say it.

And stop comparing small distances to the width of a human hair. Or at least specify the race of said human. That can make a big fucking difference.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Suggesting that someone has 'big hair' is no longer PC.




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Re: 'Murica

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 pm

Just pick up at 14:00.

It's bigger than my mouth.

We know.


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Re: 'Murica

Post by ed » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:50 pm

What war?

I had no idea how westernized VN was.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:42 pm

C'mon ed, it's what we do! Bomb them back to stone and then send 'em some McDipshits and Burger Twats.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:41 am

sparks wrote:
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C'mon ed, it's what we do! Bomb them back to stone and then send 'em some McDipshits and Burger Twats.
Agent Orange is a gateway drug for saturated fats. :P



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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:23 am

No need. Agent Orange is deadly enough all by itself. And besides, now the frakking cardiologists are telling people that sat fats are OK ... again. Shit you not: One of the things they told me I can eat is bacon. Fucking bacon!

After all these decades of avoiding that kind of shit.

Holy shit. What a fucked up world we've made for ourselves.

No no. The Rubinesque ladies in the photo are simply eating too much carbo you see. The stuff that was supposed to be OK a few years ago? Carbs. Bad, naughty carbs. Don't eat any more of those. Goddamnit! And I really enjoy pasta. And rice. And spuds. And pancakes syrup sponges.

And booze. Nothing but sugar. That's out too.

Oh. And fuck.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 am

Yep, that's the new trend. ("Keto", I think? Fats without carbs.) How can you complain now that the gates of bacon paradise are open to you?

But going without pasta is the devil. And rice. And bread. Do chick peas count as carbs? I love them…

Don't complain about booze either, I'm sure it dissolves all the nasty calcified cholesterol in your plumbing. (And your liver, but hey, sacrifices have to be made.)


As for the "rubinesque" ladies (you are too kind), we should introduce dogs who walk their masters – a fortune to make if the fashion catches.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm

More bacon? :MuhammadBoom:
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Re: 'Murica

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 pm

Said it before:

"Witness. Men want to be him. Women want him, deep within them."

I love pepper cured bacon. But after all the years of potty training about the nastiness of fat, I find it difficult to believe that I'm doing myself a favor by eating all that fat (Keto diet). It's just so fucking wrong compared to what they used to scare us to death with that my tiny Earth mind has a problem with it.

And no. I can't do without pasta. Sorry. If that means my early death, then so be it.

I. MUST. HAVE. PASTA.
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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Said it before:

"Witness. Men want to be him. Women want him, deep within them."
Vile flatterer! :oops:

But to set the record straight, there has been a lot of pruning in my relationships (and more to come :mrgreen: ).

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 pm
And no. I can't do without pasta. Sorry. If that means my early death, then so be it.

I. MUST. HAVE. PASTA.
Have a thought for Marco Polo. :wink:


And now for some Americana:

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:10 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:45 am

And now for some Americana:

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That is the most murican thing I’ve seen all year.

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:50 pm

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Re: 'Murica

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:44 am

City Of Fort Worth Getting Heat For ‘In No God We Trust’ Banners Put Up Legally By Atheist Group

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Fort Worth is receiving complaints after someone put up banners that say, “In No God We Trust” on downtown light posts.

The city said Metroplex Atheists purchased the banners that are currently displayed in several downtown locations.

They are holding an event on July 14, 2019, that fits the criteria necessary to purchase the banners, the city said in a news release Tuesday.

The city explained, “While some residents might not like the messaging on these banners, we do not currently restrict religious messaging, as long as it follows the current policy and procedures for display banners.”

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/07/02/for ... ist-group/

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Re: 'Murica

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:55 am

They need a friendlier recruitment approach. :coolspecs:

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