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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:01 PM
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The Whiz-Bang Effect.
How many people die each year from cigarettes? About 300,000 in this country.
How many from car wrecks? Probably at least 30 to 40 thousand.
Heart disease, cancer, handgun murders - all pretty huge.

But when a plane is blown up, it's big news. It's Whiz-Bang. Just like a disaster movie, but with poor quality filming.

I'm willing to get on an airplane with other folks and their liquids if we'd put half the effort into healing our toxic culture that we do entertaining with fear.
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:06 PM
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1. life
life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% mortality rate

im pretty sure we will all die

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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:13 PM
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2. life. Don't talk to me about life.

(My favorite robot quote)

Time is just an abstract concept created by carbon based life forms in order to monitor their ongoing decay.

(My second favorite robot quote.)

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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:14 PM
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4. you have massive nerd cred
i'm not sure i can compete with that

even with my 300 baud acoustic coupler

and my paper punch cards

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 PM
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6. it's the diodes all down your right side.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:14 PM
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3. on a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero
Tyler's got fight club on my brain today.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:15 PM
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5. That's the got-damn truth. So we ought to live better and bolder, without
this Neo-con, brand-name, corporate-marketed bullshit FEAR.
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