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Hmmm interesting. I think I might go outside and kick a ball of some description.

Moyle
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Having lost their link to the real world, the magician said, "We'll clean it up in post."
POOF!
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Been there, Done that
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http://www.shibumi.org/hughes/bowling.htm
http://www.shibumi.org/bubba/index.htm

huh shidobe, shattered shattered (M Jagger/K Richards)
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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CalTech or some similar university had an "End of the Internet" page a few years ago...
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Glad one is not part of the Café :O)
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I went to the end, but, was sent back to the beginning.
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Alright, you guys ... who used up all of the internet?

Let me explain ... the internet is like a series of tubes (stay with me, a Senator said this so it must be true) and only so much will fit through...
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Are you referring to the "inventor" of the internet?
POOF!
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Lol, the tubes explanation is awesome Smile)
"when you are lost, return to the beginning to clearly see the path" - or something of the sort, can't remember the quote exactly...woops.

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On 2006-09-28 13:20, kregg wrote:
Are you referring to the "inventor" of the internet?
You mean Al Gore? No - Ted Stevens is the Senator who made that statement. Another great quote from Sen. Stevens: “an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday; I just got it yesterday”

BTW- Al Gore did not claim he "invented" the Internet, nor did he say anything that could reasonably be interpreted that way. The "Al Gore said he 'invented' the Internet" put-downs were misleading, out-of-context distortions of something he said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Late Edition" program on 9 March 1999. When asked to describe what distinguished him from his challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gore replied (in part):
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During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.


Clearly, although Gore's phrasing was clumsy (and perhaps self-serving), he was not claiming that he "invented" the Internet (in the sense of having designed or implemented it), but that he was responsible, in an economic and legislative sense, for fostering the development the I also invented the microphone technology that we now know as the Internet. To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the "invention" of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. Gore never used the word "invent," and the words "create" and "invent" have distinctly different meanings — the former is used in the sense of "to bring about" or "to bring into existence" while the latter is generally used to signify the first instance of someone's thinking up or implementing an idea. (To those who say the words "create" and "invent" mean exactly the same thing, we have to ask why, then, the media overwhelmingly and consistently cited Gore as having claimed he "invented" the Internet, even though he never used that word, and transcripts of what he actually said were readily available.) If President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while President, "created" the Interstate Highway System, we would not have seen dozens and dozens of editorials lampooning him for claiming he "invented" the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Ike meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with his Internet statement.
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Quick, someone contact Al Gore and see if he can invent a new one...
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Marvello,
Thanks for clearing that up and turning a joke into a lengthy monologue.

Kregg
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http://www.turnofftheinternet.com/

At least this gives you a choise Smile

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Kind of reminds me of the easy button from Staples. LOL
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On 2006-09-26 09:59, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
http://www.shibumi.org/hughes/bowling.htm
http://www.shibumi.org/bubba/index.htm

huh shidobe, shattered shattered (M Jagger/K Richards)


Bubba must be related to sci-fi's <in>famous Solomon Short;

http://www.gerrold.com/short-quotebook/page.htm

...and this is what happens when you set Solomon Short loose on otherwise perfectly harmless sayings;

http://www.gerrold.com/short-dangerous/page.htm
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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