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  • #46
    Originally posted by tandfman
    77 total posts
    Lol and, just for the record, that post was his 75th.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by tandfman
      77 total posts and he needs to take a rest? I guess tafnut is not much of a role model, eh? Hey, tafnut, this looks like a candidate for mentorship!
      To be a prodigious poster takes dedication, perseverance, endurance and a severe case of AD(H)D. We can nurture the first three, but only genetic endowment can grant the last. Yes, I have been blessed in this regard.

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      • #48
        I cannot think of a greater oxymoron than "Holy war". "Humane execution" comes a close second, "Friendly fire" would follow.
        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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        • #49
          Originally posted by bad hammy
          During this radio interview he made the comment that pro football players were, on the whole, far more intelligent, articulate and socially well-adjusted than pro baseball players. He mentioned the college education as one reason, and the fact that football is a far more complex game than baseball, with much more intricate teamwork and thinking skills required. And the radio guys all agreed with him across the board.

          I found that an interesting observation, for what it’s worth . . .
          Presented without comment:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkETW7Arf0I

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          • #50
            Originally posted by MJD
            Presented without comment
            so much for Miami shedding their 'thugs' label. There could have easily been criminal charges. Half of both teams coulda/shoulda/oughta face suspensions. There's a game tape that needs to be 'broken down'.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by MJD
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              That, in itself, is an oxymoron.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by MJD
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                During this radio interview he made the comment that pro football players were, on the whole, far more intelligent, articulate and socially well-adjusted than pro baseball players. He mentioned the college education as one reason, and the fact that football is a far more complex game than baseball, with much more intricate teamwork and thinking skills required. And the radio guys all agreed with him across the board.

                I found that an interesting observation, for what it’s worth . . .
                Presented without comment:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkETW7Arf0I
                You had a point?

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                • #53
                  Not an oxymoron but a redundancy that I read several times today and I always find very annoying:

                  "full marathon"

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by MJD
                    Not an oxymoron but a redundancy that I read several times today and I always find very annoying:

                    "full marathon"
                    I always wondered what the deal with the NYC Mini-Marathon was. Was it 2.62 miles? 26.2 km? Could only 'little people' run it?

                    The mom and pop grocery store when I was growing up used to advertise the 'Giant Economy-Sized Gallon of Milk', which I always assumed to be much bigger and better and cheaper than the regular-sized gallon of milk.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by tafnut
                      Originally posted by MJD
                      Not an oxymoron but a redundancy that I read several times today and I always find very annoying:

                      "full marathon"
                      I always wondered what the deal with the NYC Mini-Marathon was. Was it 2.62 miles? 26.2 km? Could only 'little people' run it?
                      It was actually just a 10km race, but they called it (maybe they still do) a mini-marathon, presumably thinking that it could thereby take on some of the cachet of the NYC Marathon. Nonsense, of course, but who am I to argue with Fred Lebow's flair for marketing?

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by tandfman
                        It was actually just a 10km race
                        I was being facetious, but you knew that! :-)

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                        • #57
                          Porn star has to be one of the most oxymoronic word pairs in the English language.
                          I think there4 I am not.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Ann Elkstein
                            Porn star has to be one of the most oxymoronic word pairs in the English language.
                            Why?

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                            • #59
                              [quote=huh?][quote="Ann Elkstein":2oj48pma]Porn star has to be one of the most oxymoronic word pairs in the English language.[/quote]
                              Why?[/quote:2oj48pma]

                              Easy - ever heard of a porn actor?

                              Here are a couple of REAL stars having sex

                              [url="http://www.yogacara.net/node/10215"]http://www.yogacara.net/node/10215[/url]

                              http://cosmicvariance.com/
                              I think there4 I am not.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Ann Elkstein
                                ever heard of a porn actor?
                                Of course. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Reems

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