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Basil

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  1. Re: Jokes Re. the rail-gauge/horse-width post. I was skeptical up to: Wow, I spotted this as three goofs in one, just from my own scattered readings. A) The number of war chariots the Romans ever used could be counted on the fingers of one centuria; the number ever used by the Romans in Britain is a small fraction of the total. The roads the Romans built, some of which were in active use through the Renaissance, were particularly resistant to rutting. They were carefully laid, and surfaced with the toughest stone available. They took a lot of traffic before any appreciable wear showed. And most of that wear came in the centuries after the "fall of Rome," mostly by being used as convenient "stone quarries." C) How come every single war chariot followed exactly the same path down roads two or three times as wide as said chariots? For the entire length of time the Romans and the Romanized Celtic locals had war chariots available? Nope, sorry, doesn't even start to work. And Snopes went way too easy on it. For a fuller debunking, see The Straight Dope (NB: the "rutways" he mentions were ruts deliberately built into a road, to force wagons into following a certain path. Even better, see this HTML-ified version of a PDF (or d/l the PDF if you want to see the pictures)
  2. Re: Order of the Stick #699: "...I'm as dumb as things that are really dumb." --- Pratchett reference, perhaps? #700: If he's so dumb, why did he recognize it was half a ritual?? The Mallard, Masked Man of Mystery, thinks the monster's method of staying in shadow is dumb, but the llamalls love the Hello Demon Kitty umbrella is magnificent.
  3. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat "He's only mostly dead." At a funeral. (Or, "It'd take a miracle" when someone's just left to do anything dangerous.) NT: Inappropriate times to quote from ST:TOS, with quote. (difficulty; nothing to do with any other Star Trek series or movie)
  4. Re: A Game Of Questions What is the subject of this sentence?
  5. Re: Answers & Questions Q: He's very upset at your reaction to the Grand Canyon. Just what did you say? A: It's an ipsomobile.
  6. Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Oh Zods! Part 2 This Bacandforthtrian is real, unless declared integer. The supersonic telepathic mutant penguins with laser eyes are related to the square root of -1, and are thus imaginary
  7. Re: Power that does less damage the larger the area Buy the highest number of dice you'll need, and the largest AoE you'll need. Add Limitation "Radius of AoE multiplied by number of dice cannot exceed (whatever)" and give it whatever value you think fits. Simple, really.
  8. Re: A Game Of Questions Wouldn't it be funny if yours was?
  9. Re: A Game Of Questions Is he drinking a Bud?
  10. Re: Order of the Stick Elan's power ballad is as good as most 80's power ballads, I'll give him that. I fear the Bacandforthtrian stole the flower. It was delicious. The Bacandforthtrian is another fine product of Basil's Twisted Imagination, Inc. All rights reserved--even shy.
  11. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Looks like another showing of The Attack of the Sarcastic GM.
  12. Re: A Game Of Questions Play what? The bagpipes??
  13. Re: Order of the Stick Now that's making use of the available resources!
  14. Re: Answers & Questions Q: What should I do about the person who invented computer "cookies"? A: Sure, just do it slowly.
  15. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...
  16. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat He's the manager of the 0-11 New Jersey Nets. Somebody had to say it. The infamous Dr. Infamous wants it known he's not connected with the New Jersey Nets. After all, even evil masterminds have standards. Dr. Infamous in another fine creation of Basil's Twisted Imagination, Unk. All rides in reverse.
  17. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group...
  18. Re: Genre-crossover nightmares The Life of Brain: Monty Python's send-up of organized religion is redone by a couple of mice. Hilarity does not ensue.
  19. Re: A Game Of Questions Don't most farmers walk across their fields?
  20. Re: A Game Of Questions Is your family bored?
  21. Re: Genre-crossover nightmares The Man with the Golden Guns of Navarone The Man with the Golden Girls The Man with the Golden Globes The Man with the Golden Gate Bridge
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