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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from tkdguy in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    That's almost exactly what my daughter said.
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to tkdguy in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Well, he wasn't wrong....
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to Greywind in Finally back on   
    ...and so you're back
    from outer space...


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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from Cygnia in A Thread for Random Videos   
    Reg:  All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
    Romanes eunt domus!  Er, I mean Romani ite domum!
     
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to Ternaugh in And now, for your daily dose of cute...   
    I see a big cat with a curled tongue. I'm guessing that what you're seeing is a broken lynx. 
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    Nickelback
     
     
     
    Oh...wait....
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    Muttalica
     
     
    oh...never mind, that's one t...oops
     
    Mutallica
     
     
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    Jim Morrison and the Boors.
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    I love these old school type of maps. 
     

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    I'm kind of more impressed by the thousands of dollars worth of Heroscape tiles.
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    The Grateful Dad
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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in Supers Image game   
    Little known fact - everybody's heartbeat is different.  The heart rate, the amplitude of the beats, little microscopic pauses between some beats.  If you've got good hearing-- and I mean really, really good -- you can tell one person from another in a pitch black room just by how their heart sounds. 
     
    My hearing is that sharp.  Good thing, too, since I'm blind as a bat.
     
    You'd think that being blind would be a major impediment to a career as an assassin, but I do okay.  I've got this sonar-like ability that helps me know what's where, and my other senses are ramped up a bit too.  (Let's not talk about an empowered sense of smell.  One trip in a crowded elevator at a game convention should let you know how bad that could be.)  I can even make a good guess, based on the heart rate change and the smell of a sweat outbreak and what-not, whether someone's lying.  And trust me, you want to know when your client is lying to you about your next target. 
     
    I even made this tricked-out man-portable missile launcher.  Sure, the missiles are kinda small, not much larger than a rifle bullet.  But they home in on the target's heartbeat.  All I gotta do is fire in their general direction and the missiles will zip around obstacles, then wham!  Right in the ticker. 
     
    Anyway, that's why my code name is Heart Beat. 
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to DShomshak in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I admit, I am of at least two minds.
     
    On the one and, yes, American culture fetishizes guns to an astonishing degree. Insurrection from any nationwide attempt at sudden, serious restriction or regulation is a real threat.
     
    Though bluntly, I think the odds are high of insurrection within the next 5 years anyway. A civil war disconnected from real economic or political issues -- only about mythology and identity. I hope I am proved wrong, but there seems to be a significant percentage of the population that is *flipping crazy* at the loss of their caste privileges and cherished myths of identity.
     
    OTOH, we do have the example of gay rights. There were predictions of civil war over that, too, and it didn't happen. First laws against homosexuality were rolled back. Society didn't collapse, either in a Gay Sex Orgy or an Evangelical crusade. Then a few states tried civil unions. Again, nothing happened. Then outright marriage. And what do you know, nothing happened. Finally the Supreme Court (narrowly) declared same-sex marriage had to be legal everywhere. And God did not smite the country as He smote Sodom and Gomorrah, neither did the Evangelicals rise up in armed rebellion and the military join them. Too many people realized they had friends and family who were gay, lesbian or bisexual, and they were just people instead of some abstract boogyman of "The Gay." A solid majority of Americans think same-sex marriage is just fine, and what's the big deal?
     
    Already, polling shows that a solid majority of Americans think some kind of tighter gun regulation is okay. So it may be possible to follow the same-sex marriage playbook. A few states or major cities institute small restrictions, such as on magazine size. There are lawsuits, some laws fail but some stand. Some politicians support these restrictions, the NRA fails to unseat them in the next election, and starts looking like a paper tiger. More regions institute more restrictions, and yet the people are neither crushed by jackbooted government thugs, nor massacred by brown criminals invading their homes! And the myth starts crumbling.
     
    Success is not assured. Like I said, we could still get a Seinfeldian civil war over nothing, or Donald Trump could secure de facto dictatorship. But all hope for improvement is not lost.
     
    Dean Shomshak
     
     
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to Old Man in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It's also important to remember that the promises of gun violence are empty threats.  There was a Kenyan Muslim in the White House for eight years and none of these patriots pulled the trigger.  There's a Russian mole in the White House right now and none of these patriots are pulling the trigger.  99.9999% of gun owners would meekly surrender their weapons to a white police officer if it came down to it.  They're just dangerous toys with Constitutional marketing.
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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from Pariah in In other news...   
    Q:  What is the definition of "polygamy"? 
    A:  One too many wives.

    Q:  What is the definition of "monogamy"?
    A:  Same thing.
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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from tkdguy in In other news...   
    Q:  What is the definition of "polygamy"? 
    A:  One too many wives.

    Q:  What is the definition of "monogamy"?
    A:  Same thing.
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    BoloOfEarth got a reaction from Old Man in In other news...   
    Q:  What is the definition of "polygamy"? 
    A:  One too many wives.

    Q:  What is the definition of "monogamy"?
    A:  Same thing.
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    BoloOfEarth reacted to Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    The United States and the United Kingdom, two great nations separated by a common language.
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