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Topic: Bored, where is Magicsanta?
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 10, 2009 10:42AM)
Yo bro!

Slap some abuse my way, I'm bored at work and need something to occupy me!

Peace & Love

M
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 10, 2009 10:56AM)
Sorry I bore you, buddy.

I like Santa too, but when he ain't in the bar I don't get weepy and stuff. I just spend time with the others and make out the best I can.

But don't expect me to abuse you. I spend so much time abusing myself that I hardly have enough abuse left for others.
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 10, 2009 10:58AM)
*** it, I need some abuse!!!

Cant you just insult me a little???

Peace & Love

M
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 10, 2009 11:12AM)
Not like Santa can, no.

He has talents, you know? Usually people pay for such talents. If you want his abuse for free, you have to wait in line and get it when he offers it.
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 10, 2009 11:19AM)
I suppose ure right. Maybe if I post something that he can disprove he might pop up.

Ahem

Cinderella's slippers were made from Squirrel hair....

Peace & Love

M
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 10, 2009 07:55PM)
Um, in the original German version, that was true.
Message: Posted by: Cohiba (Aug 10, 2009 08:00PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-10 11:56, stoneunhinged wrote:
Sorry I bore you, buddy.

I like Santa too, but when he ain't in the bar I don't get weepy and stuff. I just spend time with the others and make out the best I can.

But don't expect me to abuse you. I spend so much time abusing myself that I hardly have enough abuse left for others.
[/quote]

Who do you make out with when Satan isn't around? (That typo is sticking...)
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 10, 2009 09:54PM)
Yeah, who you make out with when I'm not around? Wait a minute....
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 10, 2009 11:45PM)
Oh...about the slippers. There is no proof that there was a translation error and thus changing the word for fur to glass. A little research will show you that, indeed, the word used in the German version (which was the basis of the popular story yet far from the original) was intended to be glass. Basically the idea of them being fur slippers in the story has been put to rest by most except those who like 'interesting' tid bits. My final proof that the word translated into 'glass' is that Matthew believes it to be fur and as he has proven himself incapable of being correct he thus is wrong.
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 11, 2009 04:57AM)
Ahhhhhhh

I feel much better now!

Ok what about your opinion on Area 51. Dreamland. Groom Lake whatever you wanna call it.

Aliens? Military Air Craft?

Im putting my money on the latter.

Peace and love

M
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 11, 2009 10:00AM)
Squirrel fur? I'd always heard that her slippers may have been green, not glass in some older versions of the story. This would be a slide from the French [i]vert[/i]=green to [i]verre[/i]=glass.

As Santa points out, the story had many versions spread across Europe, and perhaps into the Middle East and Asia; the "original" is lost in the mists of time.

Can someone explain the "squirrel fur" business?

John
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 11, 2009 10:07AM)
I just read somewhere that the original version had squirrell fur instead of glass. cant remember what book it was now.

Peace & Love

M
Message: Posted by: Mark Rough (Aug 11, 2009 11:04AM)
I think, though I'm often wrong, that I read the earliest known version is Egyptian and it was a golden slipper.
Message: Posted by: Matthew Townsend (Aug 11, 2009 11:14AM)
Oooh I havent heard that before!

Ill have to have a loosy into it!!

Peace & Love

M
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Aug 11, 2009 07:18PM)
I think its clear they test military aircraft at groomlake. don't get me started.... longest runway in the world, their own special terminal at L.V airport... crazy place, but if its so secret and we know all this stuff, you can bet there is a place like it that no one knows about (well, if you work there...)
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 11, 2009 07:32PM)
Absolutely Aircraft. There is no question about that. The U2, 117, B2, SR70 etc all wrung out there. New hangers hint at something really big being tested...speculation is an inflatable Triangle. UFO's Not hardly.

They're at Wright Patterson. :)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 11, 2009 07:36PM)
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On 2009-08-11 11:00, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

Can someone explain the "squirrel fur" business?

John
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Thanks for not helping. Sheesh.

I looked it up. The oldest written French version by Charles Perrault dates to 1697. He very clearly wrote that Cinderella (Cendrillon) wore glass slippers (pantoufles de verre). The debate about whether he meant what he wrote (or whether he wrote what he misheard) has centred around the similar sounds of verre (glass), vert (green) and vair (fur).

Apparently none of this is conclusive. So I'll stick with Perrault's glass slippers.

John
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Aug 11, 2009 07:45PM)
I believe the sr71 was in operation for 12 years before the public ever saw a picture of it. The only time our gov ever actually admitted that we had a base there was when the families of several workers sued the government, back in the 90's
Message: Posted by: abc (Aug 11, 2009 07:56PM)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0824092953/fictional100comA/

Here is a link to a book that "discusses" Cinderella's 9th Century origin in China where feet were bound to make them small and they wore fur slippers.

It is primarily for John. Interesting read if you have nothing else to do.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 11, 2009 09:17PM)
I believe Area 51 or whatever they call it is an Air Force Base with high security controls. I think a lot of it moved to Utah cuz of the heavy moron traffic in the region. I ran into a conspiracy buff once who brought up the base I was on (A submarine base that takes care of Trident boats and all that) which had rather extreme security because of what types of weapons we may or may not have had around. The only thing the guy had right was there were periods when you would be shot if you moved around at the wrong time outside (not unusual for submarine bases and subs themselves, they are one of the only places where the guards have loaded weapons in the Navy), everything else was nonsense. So I don't give much credit to those who claim aliens run around a base.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Aug 11, 2009 10:06PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-11 20:56, abc wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0824092953/fictional100comA/

Here is a link to a book that "discusses" Cinderella's 9th Century origin in China where feet were bound to make them small and they wore fur slippers.

It is primarily for John. Interesting read if you have nothing else to do.
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Thanks. It's not in my public library, but I'll keep an eye out for it.

John
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Aug 11, 2009 10:29PM)
It is air force
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 11, 2009 10:41PM)
The military doesn't like people on their bases who don't belong.
Message: Posted by: kid iowa (Aug 11, 2009 11:43PM)
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On 2009-08-11 23:41, MagicSanta wrote:
The military doesn't like people on their bases who don't belong.
[/quote]

Heck, they hardly like the people on the base who are SUPPOSED to be there.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 11, 2009 11:49PM)
Hey Kid, I was talking to a friend of mines son who is riverine (SEAL platform mostly), you know, brown water dudes. He said that the Navy wants everyone to cross rate or get out before they hit E6. He is trying to switch to the SEALs right now because after doing three tours he would be bored just going blue water. The freakin' Army doesn't even want guys to jump to their side with his experience! I'm really saddened. Your situation with the Nav after you got your degree came to mind.
Message: Posted by: kid iowa (Aug 12, 2009 10:37PM)
The Navy is going to shoot themselves in the foot one of these days. They want all these guys with experience to cross rate into a new job, at the same paygrade but without the experience. Doesn't make sense. They wouldn't let the corpsmen cross rate due to us being a "critical NEC" yet we were 120% manned. So to pick up E6 the average time in grade was 19 years, max out award points, etc. WTH? Who's the brain trust on this operation?
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 13, 2009 04:40AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-11 00:45, MagicSanta wrote:
Oh...about the slippers. There is no proof that there was a translation error and thus changing the word for fur to glass. A little research will show you that, indeed, the word used in the German version (which was the basis of the popular story yet far from the original) was intended to be glass. Basically the idea of them being fur slippers in the story has been put to rest by most except those who like 'interesting' tid bits. My final proof that the word translated into 'glass' is that Matthew believes it to be fur and as he has proven himself incapable of being correct he thus is wrong.
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Aww, "urban myth." Too bad, I liked it. But I won't spread it any further.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Aug 13, 2009 02:38PM)
Remember the statement used by much of the UK...."If Matt says go left, turn right".