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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby knowmad » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:48 am

I keep trying to conceal my truth in lies.





T.O.P. Factoid # 23: On May 17, 1884, P. T. Barnum proved the Brooklyn Bridge was stable by having Jumbo, and a parade of 21 elephants, walk over it. Very clever marketing.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:04 am

Was one of those elephants later executed by electrocution until death?
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:13 am

Fishy...
Your question led me to the Wikipedia rabbit-hole, and I ended up finding this list of historical elephants. It's an interesting read, but not if you're looking for something cheerful.
In answer to your question, the only elephant that I see who got electrocuted was a Coney Island Zoo elephant, not one of Barnum's.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:18 am

I thought that it probably wasn't one of Barnum's, but wasn't sure. Let's just say that the event was so


Okay, it was disgusting and I never watched the film, and I'm just as glad...
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby gyre » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:24 am

Executed to death?
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:41 am

Killed to death by lethal execution. Until it was dead.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:44 am

Yeah, I didn't watch the film either. It's embedded on the Wikipedia page about Topsy. There are things I don't need to see. It will not enlighten me.

Gyre: Yeah, Topsy was an elephant who killed 3 men, including an abusive trainer who tried to feed her a lit cigarette. She was sentenced to death. The normal method of executing an elephant in those days (late 1800s) was hanging. The SPCA protested, so a "humane" option was sought. Edison was at that time in competition with Tesla to develop a standard for electrical power. Edison arranged to have the elephant executed using Tesla's AC system, as a demonstration of how "dangerous" it was compared to his own DC system.

FWIW, Topsy died in seconds, probably much faster than she would have done by hanging. Nevertheless, it's horrible. Sigh... thinking about elephants pretty much always puts me in a blue funk. We make life so hard for them, in so many ways.


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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:24 am

I'm going to hell.

HELL, I tell you.



There are a shit tonne of tautologies on here.
I don't want to spoil any of the magic.

I shouldn't be laughing at it. I linked to this video from a radio station associated with someone on these forums.If that person is here, reading this, I am so sorry.... But you'll have the last laugh when I'm left behind, right? Because I.am.going.to.hell.

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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby wh..sh » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:36 am

catinthefunnyhat wrote:I'm going to hell.

*nods in agreement*
Sure, laugh at me because as we speak, my DNA is being upgraded.

On a serious note: This year has been a phase of transition for me. I do feel the sense of urgency and need to go home (and by home, no not burning man).
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:44 am

wh..sh wrote:
catinthefunnyhat wrote:On a serious note: This year has been a phase of transition for me. I do feel the sense of urgency and need to go home (and by home, no not burning man).


By home, do you mean where you were born and/or raised? Do you still have family there?
Sorry to be so nosy... if you don't mind, I'd love to hear about where it is. But only if you want to share that.
I hope you can get back and reconnect with your roots.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby wh..sh » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:48 am

catinthefunnyhat wrote:
wh..sh wrote:
catinthefunnyhat wrote:On a serious note: This year has been a phase of transition for me. I do feel the sense of urgency and need to go home (and by home, no not burning man).


By home, do you mean where you were born and/or raised? Do you still have family there?
Sorry to be so nosy... if you don't mind, I'd love to hear about where it is. But only if you want to share that.
I hope you can get back and reconnect with your roots.

Part of my (spiritual) struggle is to find where home is...
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:51 am

wh..sh wrote:Part of my (spiritual) struggle is to find where home is...

Oh... (((wh..sh))), I hope you find it. Or find peace with being a wanderer.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:44 pm

I think it's wrong that only one company get's to make the game of Monopoly!
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:55 pm

It's hard to maintain a monogamous relationship with more than one person at a time.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby knowmad » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:57 am

do you find it Ironic that Fundamentalist of every irk, find polygamy to be acceptable, yet Polyamorisim is of the devil?
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:59 am

knowmad wrote:do you find it Ironic that Fundamentalist of every irk, find polygamy to be acceptable, yet Polyamorisim is of the devil?


Well, they're usually in favour of a one-sided, patriarchal polygamy (specifically, polygyny, i.e. multiple wives).

Also, most socially conservative people consider polyamoury or open relationships to be worse than cheating, which to me is the height of cognitive dissonance. "Having multiple partners is bad, but it's slightly less bad if you hide it from your primary partner." --- *record scratch* WOT?!
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby gyre » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:57 am

Check out some of the fundamentalist marriage practices elsewhere.

Some are impossible for us to follow easily.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:44 am

You went there, Bob.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:48 am

Everything I say is a lie.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Zhust » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:17 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Everything I say is a lie.


Indeed. Language is a lie. Paradox averted.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Turtleburp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:31 am

The dishwasher is on, washing the dishes

Thanks to the morons at work for this, (from a sign on the dishwasher) but curse them for rubbing my scribbled "the first rule of tautology club is..." off the sign!!

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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:02 am

Try:
"Please do not wash dishes in the dishwasher. Either wash them in the sink, or let the dishwasher wash them for you."
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:34 am

This post is self-referential.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:39 am

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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:53 am

I should find that mimed out version of hte song. That was funny, but I don't know where it is. It's hysterical.
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I should find that mimed out version of hte song. That was funny, but I don't know where it is. It's hysterical.


Conveniently, it's right here in my recent browser history.
It's delightful.

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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:17 am

Hooray!

Yeah!

Yahoo!
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby knowmad » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:25 am

well that answers that!
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Re: Tautology Club!

Postby Drucifer303 » Sun May 05, 2013 2:34 am

by posting here, i am moving this thread back to the top of active topics
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Re: Tautology Club!

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