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by afew Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:30:05 AM EST

Here's another one


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No haikus.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:30:38 AM EST
Here's another one
No haikus, not even one.
That is an order.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - AnaÔs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:38:28 AM EST
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Oh, no, I've created a monster!

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:44:24 AM EST
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Not a monster, no
Just a friendly game, dear sir
Not depressing, no!

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:46:49 AM EST
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Ghost of Mr Seuss:
I command you to depart
from Jerome's body!

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:58:13 AM EST
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Would you leave him on a boat?
Would you leave him for a goat?

Will a crucifix be needed?
Men in black with strings all beaded?
Hours long we now have pleaded
Our entreaty still unheeded

Would you leave him night or day?
Would you leave him right away!

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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:43:20 PM EST
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My 4 is not for this comment, but for your Frontpage Story, which does not allow recommends.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:45:08 PM EST
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You won't be surprised
that I'm full of surprises.
Thanks for the mojo.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 02:51:49 AM EST
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Haikus verboten
afew hath done spoken.
I follow orders.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:07:57 PM EST
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Friday Open Thread
Only on Fridays, of course
Open for wit, friends

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:48:25 AM EST
Sparkur für Alle
Sagt grauenhaft Frau Merkel
Mit keine Ahnung

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - AnaÔs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:52:47 AM EST
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Les feuilles mortes
se ramassent à la pelle
Nos amours aussi
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:00:21 PM EST
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Completely washed out.
Architecture committee
Carved me to pieces.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 11:56:43 AM EST


Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:17:27 PM EST
Beer : Helping ugly people have sex since 1859 (or 1516 or 1489)

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 08:13:33 AM EST
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sorry that's not a haiku. I have no known poetic capability whatsoever

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 08:14:23 AM EST
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Beer: unlocking your
unknown capabilities
since, who knows, for yonks.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 08:20:23 AM EST
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in getting your ass kicked.

We just got back from the dentist. Stepson lost his top right front tooth, loosened another, couple of stitches.

He arrived home about 4am, having apparently tried to intervene in a fight between Arabs and Jews. Ended up on the end of a Jewish fist.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 08:24:41 AM EST
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Ouch.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 11:12:45 AM EST
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interesting pictures:

Photographs of Paris in 1914 taken from a collection at the Albert Khan Museum in Paris | Mail Online

It is known as the City of Love, where couples flock to capture the magic of their romance.

But a set of gritty photographs almost 100-years-old captures a side of Paris that most people will never know existed.

The 1914 pictures, taken from a collection at the Albert Kahn Museum in Paris, paint a vivid picture of everyday life in the French capital.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 12:43:25 PM EST
Miss Russia Contestant Natalia Pereverzeva Says Super Weird Stuff About Russia At Miss Earth Contest

First of all, there's a Miss Earth contest, second of all, Russian contestant Natalia Pereverzeva got really real when talking about her country during it.

When asked why she was proud of Russia she replied:

`My Russia, it is bright, warm, patched, but it is so pleasant to slumber under it on a winter evening when the storm rages outside. My Russia, it is a kind cow with very big eyes, funny horns and always chewing its mouth oh, what sweet milk she gives! Oh, how it smells -- meadow herbs and the sun.'

So she is proud of Russia because it has greenery and is cow-like. The correct answer is always "freedom," so she got that question wrong, but no matter. This is where the matter part comes in:

`But my Russia -- it is also my poor, long-suffering country, mercilessly torn to pieces by greedy, dishonest, unbelieving people. My Russia, it is a great artery, from which the `chosen' few people draining away its wealth. My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans. From it, bleeding, like from a sinking ship, engineers, doctors, teachers are fleeing, because they have nothing to live on. My Russia -- it is a winner which has overthrown fascism but bought the victory at the expense of lives of millions of people. How, tell me, how and why does nationalism prosper in this country? My dear, poor Russia.'

Lady. The correct answer is "freedom."



"We can all be prosperous but we can't all be rich." Ian Welsh
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 02:01:11 PM EST
Nescafe manages to arrange a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican .

After receiving the Papal blessing, the Nescafe official whispers 'Your Eminence, we have an offer for you. Nescafe is prepared to donate $100 million to the church if you change the Lord's Prayer from 'give us
this day our daily bread' to 'give us this day our daily coffee.'

The Pope responds, 'That is impossible. The prayer is the word of the Lord. It must not be changed.'

'Well,' said the Nescafe man, 'we anticipated your reluctance. For this reason we will increase our offer to $300 million.'

'My son, it is impossible. For the prayer is the word of the Lord and it must not be changed.'

The Nescafe guy says, 'Your Holiness, we at Nescafe respect your adherence to the faith, but we do have one final offer.... We will donate $500 million - that's half a billion dollars - to the great Catholic Church if you would only change the Lord's Prayer from 'give us this day our daily bread' to 'give us this day our daily coffee.' Please consider it.'

And he leaves.

The next day the Pope convenes the College of Cardinals.

'There is some good news,' he announces, 'and some bad news. The good news is that the Church will come into $500 million.'

'And the bad news your Holiness?' asks a Cardinal.

'We're losing the Hovis account.'

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 09:52:18 AM EST


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