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    Must Read

    Hey everyone,,, I was poking around the New York Times and found this...

    It was written in 1881... and to say the least is interesting..
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    Haha! If my liver goes out, it won't be because it was squeezed by my hammock.
    .. truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. - Herman Melville

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    sheesh, just imagine what people will realize we don't know 130 years from now
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    I tried to read it, but every time they mentioned "piazza", I got hungry....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Hey everyone,,, I was poking around the New York Times and found this...

    It was written in 1881... and to say the least is interesting..
    interesting. they thought hammocks caused Malaria, because tropic areas have hammocks. throw them in the fire

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    I'm pretty sure it's satirical. It's a little hard to tell since our sensibilities have changed so much, but I don't think they were sincere when they talked about Central Americans laying in their hammocks all day, with only short breaks to get up and start revolutions. It makes me wonder, if someone in the year 2140 watches the Colbert Report, will they get the joke or just think we were all ridiculous?
    .. truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. If you flatter yourself that you are all over comfortable, and have been so a long time, then you cannot be said to be comfortable any more. - Herman Melville

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    Monty Python Logic :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Hey everyone,,, I was poking around the New York Times and found this...

    It was written in 1881... and to say the least is interesting..
    LOL i just thought of this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU

    what do we do with witches?

    -burn them

    What do we burn apart from witches?

    -more witches!

    -wood

    Why do witches burn?

    -because they're made of wood

    Exactly. So how do we tell if she's made of wood

    -build a bridge out of her

    Ah, but can you not also build bridges out of stone?

    -oh yeah

    Does wood sink in water

    -no it floats

    What also floats in water

    -apples, spiders, rocks, churches! Churches! lead! lead!

    -a duck!

    Good!

    -so if she weighs the same as a duck, then she's made of wood, and therefore a witch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pak-Man View Post
    Hey everyone,,, I was poking around the New York Times and found this...

    It was written in 1881... and to say the least is interesting..
    Yet just another reason to understand the difference between correlation and, cause and effect. I wonder what kinds of misinformed statements we are throwing around now, that someone will chuckle over 100+ years from now. No, wait, I can think of many!
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    That is hilarious and I'm pretty sure it was meant to be same in 1881.
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