"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens." ("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.") -- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -- Philip K Dick OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard. -- Dr. Joy English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks. "To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine. "One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln. "If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him? - Sir Terry Pratchett
The great thing about Beaker is his ability to provoke while still being decorous, or at least within acceptable rules of conduct - Qwertyuiopasd