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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By Logoboros
Could it be this medley of "God Rest Ye Merry...

Could it be this medley of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan?

https://youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g
Forum: Politics 11 May 2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 70,617
Posted By Logoboros
That's right. If medieval tradition is to be...

That's right. If medieval tradition is to be given credence, they were Asian.
Forum: Fauxtography 21 April 2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,518
Posted By Logoboros
I'm definitely getting a Fiji mermaid...

I'm definitely getting a Fiji mermaid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji_mermaid) vibe from that thing.
Forum: Crime 24 March 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 89,960
Posted By Logoboros
Grasses are snitches.

Grasses are snitches.
Forum: Fauxtography 22 March 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,163
Posted By Logoboros
Well, they're reminiscent of hobo signs...

Well, they're reminiscent of hobo signs (http://cyberhobo.com/signs/hobosigns.html), with strong echoes in the signs for wealth and dog. But the problem would seem to be with keeping them...
Forum: Language 13 March 2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,309
Posted By Logoboros
According to the OED, the noun form of quiz shows...

According to the OED, the noun form of quiz shows up in the late 18th century to mean a eccentric person or a prankster, and by extension, a prank or joke. This may well come from the verb quiz...
Forum: Fauxtography 22 October 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 165,549
Posted By Logoboros
What I see is someone holding a wadded up cloth...

What I see is someone holding a wadded up cloth or handkerchief to their face.
Forum: We've Got Mail 04 September 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 202,071
Posted By Logoboros
But to address people who are accusing you of...

But to address people who are accusing you of failing to acknowledge a connection by insisting that only a limited sense of the word connection is a major rhetorical misstep in bringing clarity to...
Forum: We've Got Mail 04 September 2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 202,071
Posted By Logoboros
They are "connected" by both having their names...

They are "connected" by both having their names involved in the same case and listed on the same dockets. You can certainly argue that it's a connection that doesn't mean anything -- and certainly...
Forum: We've Got Mail 04 September 2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 202,071
Posted By Logoboros
I hate to say it, but I do think the title of the...

I hate to say it, but I do think the title of the article "No, Virginia, There Is No Obama/Kagan Connection" is a poor choice for trying to clear up this confusion. The comment posted above is...
Forum: Urban Legends 03 July 2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,512
Posted By Logoboros
I like how this issue is apparently too sensitive...

I like how this issue is apparently too sensitive to reveal the full name of the source. The Fox Illuminati will hunt him down if his full identity is made public!
Forum: Fauxtography 01 July 2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 88,626
Posted By Logoboros
Well, depending on how big the jar was, that's...

Well, depending on how big the jar was, that's not too far off from U.S. prices. Prices from here (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_peanut_butter_cost):

18 oz - $3.29
28 oz - $4.79
40 oz...
Forum: Fauxtography 01 July 2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,520
Posted By Logoboros
Though it is worth noting that the main focus of...

Though it is worth noting that the main focus of the CBS article linked to is on objections to this state of affairs -- so while it may not be rare, quite a few people still see it as a significant...
Forum: Fauxtography 01 July 2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,520
Posted By Logoboros
Just to maybe state the obvious: isn't the...

Just to maybe state the obvious: isn't the outrage here ostensibly about the fact that a Congressional employee is marrying a lobbyist?

Not that I think a press secretary being married to a...
Forum: Fauxtography 30 June 2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,194
Posted By Logoboros
Those are pretty cool paper sculptures, but I...

Those are pretty cool paper sculptures, but I think these (http://www.petercallesen.com/index/index2.html) are even more impressive use of the medium. [I can't remember where I first saw this guy's...
Forum: Religion 28 June 2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 64,867
Posted By Logoboros
Yes, I would say a better classical comparison...

Yes, I would say a better classical comparison would be Socrates. How do we really know that Socrates wasn't just a fiction invented by Plato? Or that even if there was a person named Socrates, that...
Forum: Fauxtography 08 June 2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,800
Posted By Logoboros
I think it's also funny that the person who made...

I think it's also funny that the person who made this composite felt it was necessary indicate that this was in Arizona by just sticking an Arizona flag on a flagpole in there.

"I know there's an...
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
I guess I don't get your objection. I have to...

I guess I don't get your objection. I have to infer that you object to my example of the hypothetical Holocaust skeptic/denier. What criteria do you propose? Because (at least in your vaccine...
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
Oh, and to follow up on the definitions I posted,...

Oh, and to follow up on the definitions I posted, my proposition for distinguishing a denier from a skeptic is actually rather simple. A denier believes outright that a proposition is untrue. A...
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
Except that defining terms is a necessary step in...

Except that defining terms is a necessary step in argument, and I think it is pretty clear that we haven't adequately defined our terms in this thread. Now, I don't think Joostik has been very...
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
I have no idea what dictionary/-ies Joostik is...

I have no idea what dictionary/-ies Joostik is using, but just for discussion material, here are the principal OED definitions (omitting the capitalized classical philosophical school, which I don't...
Forum: Language 04 June 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,582
Posted By Logoboros
The OED has the definition of the earliest use of...

The OED has the definition of the earliest use of toast in this sense as:



That is, in the "toast of the town" sense, but this is the sense that then feeds into the idea of a laudatory speech....
Forum: Science 31 May 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
Well, they would be a bit paranoid to suggest...

Well, they would be a bit paranoid to suggest that. But, fortunately, almost nobody does suggest that is deliberately trying to cover up and suppress "the truth." I think most people that Fox News...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 31 May 2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,083
Posted By Logoboros
I wonder how reliable internet "trending" data...

I wonder how reliable internet "trending" data really is for extrapolating conclusions out to society at large. Especially if the only level at which that web stats/analytics data is being considered...
Forum: Science 30 May 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 45,924
Posted By Logoboros
I would guess that to really Joostik's argument,...

I would guess that to really Joostik's argument, we have to have set "facts" aside, and really just talk about one's attitude to sources. And when you're talking about assessing the credibility of...
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