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

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

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:31 am

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

Post by shemp » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:25 am

He must be stronger than Hercules!
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"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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

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

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

Post by shemp » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:13 pm

WOW I haz sneak into their folderz, I is a HAKK00R!!!!111!1!1ELEVENTY!!1
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:11 pm

shemp wrote:
WOW I haz sneak into their folderz, I is a HAKK00R!!!!111!1!1ELEVENTY!!1
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Giz » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:16 pm

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Italy, 1944.
“So, the MP said to park there as long as I didn’t obstruct the road”

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

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

Post by sparks » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 am

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Back when it had real Coke in it still?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:11 am

sparks wrote:Back when it had real Coke in it still?
There's no coke in Coke anymore?!? :shock:

OK, fallback to:

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

Post by shemp » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:29 pm

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"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:29 pm

V2?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 01, 2018 10:07 pm

They should incorporate that into some sort of anti-texting PSA.

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

Post by robinson » Tue May 01, 2018 10:10 pm

That is a really good idea
You never know what's going to happen

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

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

Post by sparks » Wed May 02, 2018 12:47 am

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

Post by Pyrrho » Thu May 03, 2018 1:10 am

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

Post by shemp » Thu May 03, 2018 3:16 am

Dunno how that didn't catch on.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

"God is the supreme excuse for human adults to absolve themselves of any obligation to preserve natural resources for their own children during their lifetime." -- Gene Ray