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I thought paul had understood the whole exchange about archivists and laptops was more or less in jest. Well, think again.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2007 at 01:23:32 PM EST
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please tell me the difference. As to "snark", I do see a difference; and I didn't recognize poemless' commentary as such, when she responded to your comment concerning an "archivist". Your (Migeru's) reply said something to the effect of "don't be so literal" when I volunteered to serve as a sort-of archivist. Sorry, but I am a literalist to a major extent.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2007 at 01:41:02 PM EST
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Are we really going to continue to parse what was never anything more than a meaningless exchange?  

At this rate, I project ET's first official white paper to be published sometime around, oh, the day before the whole human race is annihilated in the perfect storm of Climate Crisis Cold War Jihad Economic Collapse AIDS Epidemic Civilization Clash...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Nov 13th, 2007 at 01:58:33 PM EST
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At this rate, I project ET's first official white paper to be published sometime around, oh, the day before the whole human race is annihilated in the perfect storm of Climate Crisis Cold War Jihad Economic Collapse AIDS Epidemic Civilization Clash...

hilarious!

concurrent with a really transparent, peoples'-needs-driven european constitution, i wager.

as above, so below...

poemless, if you come over to europe and live for a while, you will learn to Take Yourself With The Necessary Seriousness...

until then you will be merely entertaining us with us-ian levity.
<sznarque>

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Nov 13th, 2007 at 09:44:23 PM EST
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What, you don't take me seriously?  Uhm, my country is on a rampage and wrecking everythign its path.  Oh sure, it's just Iraq and thr US and the air quality and good taste now.  But don't think you all are immune.  One day we'll destroy you too.  Then you'd wish you'd taken us Americans more seriously.  Yes, you will...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Thu Nov 15th, 2007 at 12:52:17 PM EST
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Quick someone, bribe her with a laptop ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 15th, 2007 at 12:53:47 PM EST
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Poemless, I'd love you to make a series of diaries under the following title:

"Countdown to the perfect storm of Climate Crisis Cold War Jihad Economic Collapse AIDS Epidemic Civilization Clash"

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Nov 14th, 2007 at 05:26:57 AM EST
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Already being done.  It's called "The European Salon de News, Discussion et Klatsch".  Appearing daily.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Thu Nov 15th, 2007 at 12:49:41 PM EST
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