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Dec 28, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
Eggs-perts rule on chicken riddle.

A geneticist, a philosopher and a chicken farmer say they have found the answer to a great evolutionary puzzle.

The experts looked at the evidence in the long-standing debate over which came first - the chicken or the egg?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/5019682.stm



Phew! I'm glad that's finally solved.

In other news, no cure for cancer.
     
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:25 PM
 
Friday, 26 May 2006

"She's gone from suck to blow!"
     
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:27 PM
 
And where's the article in which the egg-perts explain where that first egg came from? Did <deity> lay an egg? Alien space craft drop it by accident while visiting earth (and subsequently deciding it wasn't worth a second visit)?
     
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:30 PM
 
Um... I thought this had been generally agreed on for a while now, hadn't it?
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
Um... I thought this had been generally agreed on for a while now, hadn't it?
Yeah, well no one told me. Nobody ever tells me anything.
     
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
Friday, 26 May 2006
OK.

Just one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 litre bottles.

     
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:47 PM
 
In related news, evolutionary biologists have developed unusually flat forheads from smacking themselves when once a year a newspaper claims the "chicken and the egg riddle" had been finally solved.

It's always been the egg.
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Dec 28, 2006, 10:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by effgee View Post
And where's the article in which the egg-perts explain where that first egg came from? Did <deity> lay an egg? Alien space craft drop it by accident while visiting earth (and subsequently deciding it wasn't worth a second visit)?
Please tell me you're joking.
     
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Dec 28, 2006, 11:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Please tell me you're joking.
He is. Everyone knows God laid that egg.

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Dec 28, 2006, 11:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Please tell me you're joking.
duh.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
He is. Everyone knows God laid that egg.
HAHAHHA SWG MADE A SMARMY RELIGIOUS COMMENT!1

OH YES HE DID!!

     
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Dec 29, 2006, 02:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
HAHAHHA SWG MADE A SMARMY RELIGIOUS COMMENT!1

OH YES HE DID!!

And the point of this post was....
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Dec 29, 2006, 02:36 AM
 
Same as his.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 04:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Same as his.
hey, I have nothing but critisism of humor to contribute?

wait, his post had humor.

So, yours was a +1 then?
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Dec 29, 2006, 09:20 AM
 
Kevin handle can't handle a religious joke being made without making a big deal about it.

As for the article, looks like I was as smart as scientists at age 10.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 10:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Kevin handle can't handle a religious joke being made without making a big deal about it.
Sure I can, as I make them myself.

Jesus dies and goes up to Heaven. The first thing he does is look for his father, as he has never met the man before and is curious as to what he looks like, and whether or not Jesus looks like his mother or father, etc. He looks high and low but cannot find him.

He asks St. Peter "Where is my father?" But St. Peter says he doesn't know.

He asks the archangel Gabriel "Where is my father?" But Gabriel doesn't know.

He asks John the Baptist "Where is my father?" But John does not know. So he wanders Heaven, impatiently searching.

Suddenly he sees out of the mist an old man coming toward him. The man is very old, with white hair, stooped over a little. "Stop!" Jesus yells. "Who are you?"

"Oh, please help me, I am an old man in search of my son." Jesus is very curious. Could this be his father? "Tell me of your son, old man."

"Oh, you would know him if you saw him. Holes in his hand where the nails used to be, he was nailed to a cross, you know..."

"Father!!!!!" Screams Jesus.

"Pinocchio!!!!!!!" yells the old man.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 10:57 AM
 
Ok, then you can't handle the source.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Ok, then you can't handle the source.
Source doesn't matter to me either. I would say it was the intentions behind it.

And it's nothing to do with "handling it" as it is just pointing out a tired cliche.
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hey, I have nothing but critisism of humor to contribute?.
I thought my post was pretty funny. Sorry if you did not.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:14 AM
 
What's the intention?
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:19 AM
 
Actually I thought SWG was just making a joke, and he didn't come across to me as having ill intentions. I think it is the source you have a problem with and your assumed intentions.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:21 AM
 
Dude, you're like turning into my unintentional back-up.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:23 AM
 
Sidekick perhaps?
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 11:25 AM
 
Oh look it me!, I'm Gossamer, I'm so humble!
     
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Most humblest ever.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
Kevin handle can't handle a religious joke being made without making a big deal about it.
Oh god is he STILL obsessing over me and everything I say?

He has been on my ignore list for over 16 months without me replying to a single post of his so I can't imagine he still is trying for my attention

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Dec 29, 2006, 12:36 PM
 
Sorry, you are WRONG

3.21 gigawatts is the correct answer.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 12:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
HAHAHHA SWG MADE A SMARMY RELIGIOUS COMMENT!1

OH YES HE DID!!

And you did exactly what everyone expects you to do.

<yawn>
     
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
Oh god is he STILL obsessing over me and everything I say?

He has been on my ignore list for over 16 months without me replying to a single post of his so I can't imagine he still is trying for my attention

Join the club, although I don't know if it's been 16 Kevin free months for me.

I think it's "vying" for attention though, FWIW
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:03 PM
 
You guys sound like you're exchanging stories about not getting a genital herpes outbreak.
     
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Can I play the after guy?

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Dec 29, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
I always liked the fact they picked a chick that looks like the easy lay from the bar. Like a subliminal message or something.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
And you did exactly what everyone expects you to do.

<yawn>
Exactly. Scary he doesn't realize by now that he reactions proves that he cares a whole lot what I say

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Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
I always liked the fact they picked a chick that looks like the easy lay from the bar. Like a subliminal message or something.
She's also into canoeing and puppies.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Can I play the after guy?

"Ahhh, the relief! I can ride a bike again!"


This is me after I found my relief:

     
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Looks like after you found your clitoris.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Looks like after you found your clitoris.

You know, I always thought they should make Where's Waldo books substituting the clitoris for Waldo... Seems like it would be highly educational, and a little more fun than looking for some dumb looking kid wearing a scarf over and over again.
     
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Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
She's also into canoeing and puppies.
That's what they all say. 5 years later she's got the house and you're living in your car and 'bathing' using the sink of your local KFC.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
You know, I always thought they should make Where's Waldo books substituting the clitoris for Waldo... Seems like it would be highly educational, and a little more fun than looking for some dumb looking kid wearing a scarf over and over again.
Once you found it the book would also lighten up and give you less crap.
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:31 PM
 
I think you're confusing the being able to find the clitoris with having access to a million dollar checking account.
     
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Well after I published the clitoris book I expect a hefty amount of royalties.
     
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That's true.

I plan on releasing a GPS system.

"Where is the clitoris?"
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:39 PM
 
Well, once again you've made me lol, enough of this sillyness.

How many more threads must we ruin?
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:42 PM
 
Really, I think there is only so much that can be said on topic in some threads... This thread is one of them
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
How many more threads must we ruin?
I take exception to that!
     
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Dec 29, 2006, 01:44 PM
 
Ok ok, how many more threads must YOU ruin?

Happy?
     
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Sir, you mock me!
     
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Hey I take offense to that!

You will refer to me as idiot, not you captain!

(extra points for knowing what this line is from)
     
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If chickens are hungry, would they ever just start eating the eggs they lay?
     
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... to get to the other side?
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