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Forum: Legal Affairs 03 July 2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 171,281
Posted By Rhysdux
I checked the Bakersfield town ordinances. I...

I checked the Bakersfield town ordinances. I found no laws involving condoms or Satan. But I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has found a legal citation for that law.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 06 October 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 44,363
Posted By Rhysdux
Actually, Steve, I do NOT thank God for the...

Actually, Steve, I do NOT thank God for the sentiment expressed by Magdalene's friend. I do not think that it is a good idea to tell people that all the truth and knowledge in the world is found in...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 30 June 2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,947
Posted By Rhysdux
Icon215 What a bunch of crap. :rolleyes: Let's...

What a bunch of crap. :rolleyes:

Let's examine this a line at a time.



Not necessarily. I know some strong people whose lives have been completely blasted to pieces by a tornado, a tsunami,...
Forum: Religion 23 March 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 370,413
Posted By Rhysdux
I don't see anything except for a splotch that I...

I don't see anything except for a splotch that I initially took for a cave entrance.:confused:
Forum: Glurge Gallery 10 March 2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 39,955
Posted By Rhysdux
Police It's also worth noting that William Jesse Knotts...

It's also worth noting that William Jesse Knotts died in 1937 (http://www.nndb.com/people/750/000022684/), when Don Knotts was thirteen, so he definitely didn't treat Don roughly all of Don's life. ...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 10 March 2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,988
Posted By Rhysdux
Reading The anecdote appears to be from The Book of...

The anecdote appears to be from The Book of Secrets: 112 Keys to the Mystery Within...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 11 January 2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,490
Posted By Rhysdux
Icon05 How nice of God to make a widow and her three...

How nice of God to make a widow and her three children cold, hungry and inadequately clothed during the winter just to teach a fairly average teenager that giving to others is important. Thanks,...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 01 March 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,718
Posted By Rhysdux
D'oh! Assassin: That's what happens when you buy old...

Assassin: That's what happens when you buy old weapons from military surplus.



Assassin: Forget killing this guy with a malfunctioning gun! I'll drive a truck bomb into his office at church...
Forum: Religion 11 September 2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 46,691
Posted By Rhysdux
Icon05 Also, a lot of ultra-religious people tend to...

Also, a lot of ultra-religious people tend to conflate agnosticism with atheism. This would complicate matters enormously.

If an agnostic is asked, "Do you believe in God?" his or her most...
Forum: Language 11 September 2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,308
Posted By Rhysdux
United Kingdom I found a version of this in the 2004 travel book...

I found a version of this in the 2004 travel book <a...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 11 September 2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,684
Posted By Rhysdux
Soapbox I'm going to guess Ernest Angley...

I'm going to guess Ernest Angley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Angley), for several reasons:

His last name obviously begins with A.

He was born in 1921, which would fit the time range...
Forum: Religion 19 August 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 370,413
Posted By Rhysdux
Classic example of pareidolia...

Classic example of pareidolia (http://www.skepdic.com/pareidol.html). The eye just loves to translate shadows and blurs into patterns.

Nice of the station to give Snopes credit for all of its...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 19 August 2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,072
Posted By Rhysdux
Royalty Bastards could certainly be <i>created</i> peers,...

Bastards could certainly be <i>created</i> peers, and often were given titles, especially if their relatives were royal. And they could be legitimated. Macie/Smithson was legitimated when he was...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 14 August 2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,072
Posted By Rhysdux
Judge The MP thing certainly isn't right. From...

The MP thing certainly isn't right. From thrale.com (http://www.thrale.com/faq/index.php):

"Henry Thrale's illegitimate son, Jeremiah (Joseph) Crutchley (1745 -
1801) sat as Member of Parliament...
Forum: Spook Central 18 July 2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,774
Posted By Rhysdux
Wolf Have an Internet! :D Also, judging by all...

Have an Internet! :D

Also, judging by all the horror novels, horror movies, shapeshifter romance novels, Being Human, the Anita Blake series, and the sexist abomination that is the Twilight saga,...
Forum: Fauxtography 18 July 2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,548
Posted By Rhysdux
Thank you both! That's very helpful. You've both...

Thank you both! That's very helpful. You've both answered my questions beautifully.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 17 July 2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,078
Posted By Rhysdux
No It seems decidedly improbable. People don't try...

It seems decidedly improbable. People don't try to stop things they don't believe in. It would be like a person who didn't believe in elves taking steps to prevent members of the Seelie and Unseelie...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 17 July 2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,239
Posted By Rhysdux
Fight Me, I'd hold a grudge. I'd hold it for life. ...

Me, I'd hold a grudge. I'd hold it for life.

And any time I read about someone who says that they've forgiven some bastard for murdering their kid, their parent or their significant other, I...
Forum: Fauxtography 17 July 2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,548
Posted By Rhysdux
Reading Fort in Siberia

I saw this on my f-list--a series of pictures of what looks like the ruins of an ancient fort in Siberia. The person posting it said that it looked like a Roman fort, which seems improbable. But I...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 27 February 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,173
Posted By Rhysdux
Reading The quotation is variously attributed to Doris...

The quotation is variously attributed to Doris Lessing, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost and Bill Moyer. However, I haven't yet found the source for the quote--if there is one.
Forum: Medical 12 February 2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 77,301
Posted By Rhysdux
Read This! Other information (all of which I found in a...

Other information (all of which I found in a blog)

The "study" that the Lancet reported in 1998 was based on twelve children, eleven of whom were boys. No scientific study was able to duplicate...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 16 November 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,515
Posted By Rhysdux
I keep seeing people claiming that 40%, 60% or...

I keep seeing people claiming that 40%, 60% or 80% of all blacks in California voted against Prop 8. I'm sure that's not true. But there's nothing on Snopes debunking it yet. Does anyone have...
Forum: Religion 05 March 2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,529
Posted By Rhysdux
D'oh! Agreed, he was canonized...

Agreed, he was canonized (http://www.michaeljournal.org/stpio.htm). But according to this story, his coffin was opened on March 3, 2008, and there was no sign of stigmata:
...
Forum: History 05 March 2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 63,895
Posted By Rhysdux
Icon102 It sounds like this urban legend got started...

It sounds like this urban legend got started thanks to James Cameron's Titanic. According to http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/titanic.php, it's not true:


...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 05 March 2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 135,714
Posted By Rhysdux
I think I found the origin of the quote. In Sands...

I think I found the origin of the quote. In Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041841/quotes), John Wayne's character, Sergeant Stryker, says, "Life is tough, but it's tougher if...
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