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Re: The pun that knocked me over

James Proffer
 

On Fri, 2017-10-20 at 07:33 +0200, markus baur wrote:
is the pronounciation that similar? (its not to my ears, but then i am not a native speaker)


Servus


markus


The English pronunciations are similar.  See https://translate.google.com/#en/en/tolkien%20token


Puns translate poorly.

Re: The pun that knocked me over

markus baur
 

is the pronounciation that similar? (its not to my ears, but then i am not a native speaker)

Servus

markus

James Proffer <james@...> hat am 20. Oktober 2017 um 06:55 geschrieben:

On Fri, 2017-10-20 at 06:49 +0200, markus baur wrote:
where is the PUN in that?


the comment is funny, but is it a pun ..?


Tolkien -> token


 

Re: The pun that knocked me over

James Proffer
 

On Fri, 2017-10-20 at 06:49 +0200, markus baur wrote:
where is the PUN in that?


the comment is funny, but is it a pun ..?


Tolkien -> token

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

markus baur
 

hmmm .. i am pretty sure there is a european Turkey and an asian one

but an african?

besides - its an unladen turkey

Servus

markus

Tarl Neustaedter <tarl-s2@...> hat am 20. Oktober 2017 um 06:34 geschrieben:


On 2017-Oct-20 00:34 , markus baur wrote:
> what is the terminal velocity of a frozen turkey? 8)

African or European?



>

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

markus baur
 


---------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ----------
Von: markus baur <baur@...>
An: AlienSpaceBats@groups.io
Datum: 20. Oktober 2017 um 06:32
Betreff: Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

now lets see how long this stuff will stay in existence .. KSA has a very bad track record of handling pre-islamic or early islamic buildings (see the dogs breakfast they are making out of the oldest parts of Mekka or Medina)


just one example:

http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-history/arabs--lack-of-historical-sense-has-done-irreparable-damage-to-islam;-it-has-blinded-them-to-the-qur-anic-message-of-fatabiru,-leading-to-the-bulldozing-of-the-physical-presence-of-islam/d/87467

http://time.com/3584585/saudi-arabia-bulldozes-over-its-heritage/


Servus

markus

scott palter <senilecow2345@...> hat am 20. Oktober 2017 um 00:19 geschrieben:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/10/19/400-mysterious-ancient-stone-structures-discovered-in-saudi-arabia.html?cmpid=NL_SciTech

 
www.foxnews.com
Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report.


 


 


 

Re: The pun that knocked me over

markus baur
 

where is the PUN in that?

the comment is funny, but is it a pun ..?

Servus

markus

Kier Salmon <k_salmon@...> hat am 20. Oktober 2017 um 06:06 geschrieben:

It was an image.

Kier Salmon
Editor 4 Hire



On Oct 19, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Patricia Mathews <mathews55@...> wrote:

I couldn't find the link to the pun. Perhaps it went into the bit bucket?


From: stirling@groups.io <stirling@groups.io> on behalf of dporter729@... <dporter729@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:16 PM
To: stirling@groups.io
Subject: Re: [stirling] The pun that knocked me over
 
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08 am, Sean F Gallagher wrote:
So i was scanning through my FB feed and came across this image being shared around. It's a poster for the new Black Panther movie from Marvel coming out in February. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are like the only two white guys in the movie.

Anyway, someone posted the image to a comment thread at some point and the discussion generated one of the best, most painful puns I have seen in a long time. I thought at least some of you might appreciate it.
ROFLOL. <grin> Naughty, Naughty, Somebody's going to get smacked right out from the pages of Dies The Fire from a Ranger or 2. Take "his" name in vain. Agree with both Bobby and Peter. So, good. Must admit had to read it twice.

- Diane -


 

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

Tarl Neustaedter
 

On 2017-Oct-20 00:34 , markus baur wrote:
what is the terminal velocity of a frozen turkey? 8)
African or European?

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

markus baur
 

what is the terminal velocity of a frozen turkey? 8)

Servus

markus

"Janet Stirling via Groups.Io" <joatsbuddy@...> hat am 20. Oktober 2017 um 00:27 geschrieben:

Actually I remember hearing about a show that dropped frozen turkeys into a waiting crowd at a parking lot.  Fortunately no one was killed or injured.  But a frozen turkey dropped from a helicopter can make a heck of a dent in a car. I think this was before the WKRP show.

Jan

Janet Stirling
joatsbuddy@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Sartucci via Groups.Io <psartucci@...>
To: stirling <stirling@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Subject: Re: [stirling] [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

I see wild turkeys fairly often in Colorado when I'm working on different ranches.
They don't fly well, but they do fly. If dropped from a plane, the adults should readily glide to a comfortable landing.
(Not sure if the juveniles can fly well enough.)

But domestic turkeys are bred to be too heavy to fly.
The famous "WKRP in Cincinatti" episode to which Markus alludes presented an amusing consequence of this.

Peter S

-----Original Message-----
From: markus baur <baur@...>
To: stirling <stirling@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 8:03 am
Subject: Re: [stirling] [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

were those wild turkeys - or bred ones ..?

i would think bred ones ("plumeting like sacks of cement")

the wild ones should be able to get at least into some kind of glide ..

servus

markus

Am 19.10.2017 um 15:08 schrieb scott palter:
> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article179255816.html?ex_cid=SigDig
>
> <http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article179255816.html?ex_cid=SigDig>
>
> Turkeys thrown from plane during Arkansas festival prompt FAA probe
> <http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article179255816.html?ex_cid=SigDig>
> www.kansascity.com
> The annual turkey drop at the Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot has
> prompted an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.
>



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"der Markus?? .... das ist der mit dem Buch..."



Re: Well...that's new

markus baur
 

never got into audiobooks while driving

and for 2*5 minutes per day showering alone its too much of a hazzle

amnd i am not one of those people who need or want a soundtrack for every minute of my life - i can live well with silence

Servus

markus


"Erik Fischer via Groups.Io" <erik_fischer_69@...> hat am 19. Oktober 2017 um 23:13 geschrieben:


Now the sleeping part is tricky i will admit, but for the time spent
driving and in the shower you simply just queue up the audiobook version
at the mark where you left off the eyeball one: problem solved.


Am 19.10.2017 um 22:57 schrieb Heather Knight via Groups.Io:
> Servus- I am amazed at your coordination. I can't read in the shower, while driving, or sleeping, but read at almost any other time.
>
> Heather
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Oct 19, 2017, at 10:15 AM, markus baur <baur@...> wrote:
>>
>>> Am 19.10.2017 um 14:54 schrieb Heather Knight via Groups.Io:
>>> I don't have a problem. My parents' house is full of books. My sister has a reasonable collection. My house is dominated by books. My Senior Superlative was Most Likely to Own the Most Books. Success is sweet.
>>> Heather
>> have you seem my .sig?
>>
>> "der Markus?? .... das ist der mit dem Buch..."
>>
>> "Markus? thats the one with the book..."
>>
>> the story behind this was that - at a larger youth gathering (think catholic boy scouts) - someone was supposed to meet me, who did not know me
>>
>> so - after his arrival - he asked the first one he met ... who answered, without looking (or having to check first) "markus? thats the one with the book..."
>>
>> i used to go skiing with books .. what else can you do with the time you are waiting in the qeue for the lift (ok - you COULD stir up things with the german tourists).. or the time you spend sitting on the chair of the lift .. or with the time you spend on a t-bar lift (yes, you can ride a t-bar lift while reading if you can ski well enough)
>>
>> servus
>>
>> markus
>>
>> --
>> markus baur SCA: markus von brixlegg
>> schluesselgasse 3/5 tel: +43 - (0)1 - 50 40 662
>> a-1040 wien email: baur@...
>> austria/europe icbm: 48°11'39"N; 16°22'06"E
>>
>> a portrait: http://www.abcgallery.com/A/arcimboldo/arcimboldo9.html
>>
>> "der Markus?? .... das ist der mit dem Buch..."
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



>

Re: Well...that's new

markus baur
 


"Heather Knight via Groups.Io" <Hknight453@...> hat am 19. Oktober 2017 um 22:57 geschrieben:


Servus

the NAME is Markus - Servus is a greeting .. 8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servus

well - technically i could read in the shower - m ebook-reader is water resistant .. but i do not want to try that feature out - especially not with hot, soapy water

driving is too dangerous - i see too many idiots phoning or texting on the road

and sleeping is another favourite past time of me .. so there would be a conflict of priorities ..

Servus

markus



- I am amazed at your coordination. I can't read in the shower, while driving, or sleeping, but read at almost any other time.
Heather

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 19, 2017, at 10:15 AM, markus baur <baur@...> wrote:
>
>> Am 19.10.2017 um 14:54 schrieb Heather Knight via Groups.Io:
>> I don't have a problem. My parents' house is full of books. My sister has a reasonable collection. My house is dominated by books. My Senior Superlative was Most Likely to Own the Most Books. Success is sweet.
>> Heather
>
> have you seem my .sig?
>
> "der Markus?? .... das ist der mit dem Buch..."
>
> "Markus? thats the one with the book..."
>
> the story behind this was that - at a larger youth gathering (think catholic boy scouts) - someone was supposed to meet me, who did not know me
>
> so - after his arrival - he asked the first one he met ... who answered, without looking (or having to check first) "markus? thats the one with the book..."
>
> i used to go skiing with books .. what else can you do with the time you are waiting in the qeue for the lift (ok - you COULD stir up things with the german tourists).. or the time you spend sitting on the chair of the lift .. or with the time you spend on a t-bar lift (yes, you can ride a t-bar lift while reading if you can ski well enough)
>
> servus
>
> markus
>
> --
> markus baur SCA: markus von brixlegg
> schluesselgasse 3/5 tel: +43 - (0)1 - 50 40 662
> a-1040 wien email: baur@...
> austria/europe icbm: 48°11'39"N; 16°22'06"E
>
> a portrait: http://www.abcgallery.com/A/arcimboldo/arcimboldo9.html
>
> "der Markus?? .... das ist der mit dem Buch..."
>
>
>



>

Re: The pun that knocked me over

Patricia Mathews
 

Yes! Thanks!


Sigh - sometimes images are stripped from the emails I get by the server - I think.


Thanks again.




From: stirling@groups.io <stirling@groups.io> on behalf of Kier Salmon <k_salmon@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:06 PM
To: stirling@groups.io
Subject: Re: [stirling] The pun that knocked me over
 
It was an image.

Kier Salmon
Editor 4 Hire



On Oct 19, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Patricia Mathews <mathews55@...> wrote:

I couldn't find the link to the pun. Perhaps it went into the bit bucket?


From: stirling@groups.io <stirling@groups.io> on behalf of dporter729@... <dporter729@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:16 PM
To: stirling@groups.io
Subject: Re: [stirling] The pun that knocked me over
 
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08 am, Sean F Gallagher wrote:
So i was scanning through my FB feed and came across this image being shared around. It's a poster for the new Black Panther movie from Marvel coming out in February. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are like the only two white guys in the movie.

Anyway, someone posted the image to a comment thread at some point and the discussion generated one of the best, most painful puns I have seen in a long time. I thought at least some of you might appreciate it.
ROFLOL. <grin> Naughty, Naughty, Somebody's going to get smacked right out from the pages of Dies The Fire from a Ranger or 2. Take "his" name in vain. Agree with both Bobby and Peter. So, good. Must admit had to read it twice.

- Diane -

Re: The pun that knocked me over

Kier Salmon
 

It was an image.

Kier Salmon
Editor 4 Hire



On Oct 19, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Patricia Mathews <mathews55@...> wrote:

I couldn't find the link to the pun. Perhaps it went into the bit bucket?


From: stirling@groups.io <stirling@groups.io> on behalf of dporter729@... <dporter729@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:16 PM
To: stirling@groups.io
Subject: Re: [stirling] The pun that knocked me over
 
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08 am, Sean F Gallagher wrote:
So i was scanning through my FB feed and came across this image being shared around. It's a poster for the new Black Panther movie from Marvel coming out in February. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are like the only two white guys in the movie.

Anyway, someone posted the image to a comment thread at some point and the discussion generated one of the best, most painful puns I have seen in a long time. I thought at least some of you might appreciate it.
ROFLOL. <grin> Naughty, Naughty, Somebody's going to get smacked right out from the pages of Dies The Fire from a Ranger or 2. Take "his" name in vain. Agree with both Bobby and Peter. So, good. Must admit had to read it twice.

- Diane -

Re: The pun that knocked me over

Patricia Mathews
 

I couldn't find the link to the pun. Perhaps it went into the bit bucket?




From: stirling@groups.io <stirling@groups.io> on behalf of dporter729@... <dporter729@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:16 PM
To: stirling@groups.io
Subject: Re: [stirling] The pun that knocked me over
 
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08 am, Sean F Gallagher wrote:
So i was scanning through my FB feed and came across this image being shared around. It's a poster for the new Black Panther movie from Marvel coming out in February. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are like the only two white guys in the movie.

Anyway, someone posted the image to a comment thread at some point and the discussion generated one of the best, most painful puns I have seen in a long time. I thought at least some of you might appreciate it.
ROFLOL. <grin> Naughty, Naughty, Somebody's going to get smacked right out from the pages of Dies The Fire from a Ranger or 2. Take "his" name in vain. Agree with both Bobby and Peter. So, good. Must admit had to read it twice.

- Diane -

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

duane oldsen
 

The Saudis are not renowned for leaving artifacts from the Jahiliyyah intact.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:13 PM, James Proffer <james@...> wrote:
On Thu, 2017-10-19 at 22:05 -0500, James Proffer wrote:
The Sue reports dates of about 5000 BC.  This site http://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/198002/from.the.lakes.of.arabia.htm suggests the heavy rains in the peninsula ended about this time.  Rains heavy enough to move boulders.  Are some of these structures partly natural instead of man made?  Too soon to say.


Sun not sue.  Here is a picture from a few hundred km away.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tuwaiq_Escarpment-14h38m25s-k.jpg






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Re: The pun that knocked me over

dporter729@...
 

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 09:08 am, Sean F Gallagher wrote:
So i was scanning through my FB feed and came across this image being shared around. It's a poster for the new Black Panther movie from Marvel coming out in February. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are like the only two white guys in the movie.

Anyway, someone posted the image to a comment thread at some point and the discussion generated one of the best, most painful puns I have seen in a long time. I thought at least some of you might appreciate it.
ROFLOL. <grin> Naughty, Naughty, Somebody's going to get smacked right out from the pages of Dies The Fire from a Ranger or 2. Take "his" name in vain. Agree with both Bobby and Peter. So, good. Must admit had to read it twice.

- Diane -

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

James Proffer
 

On Thu, 2017-10-19 at 22:05 -0500, James Proffer wrote:
The Sue reports dates of about 5000 BC.  This site http://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/198002/from.the.lakes.of.arabia.htm suggests the heavy rains in the peninsula ended about this time.  Rains heavy enough to move boulders.  Are some of these structures partly natural instead of man made?  Too soon to say.


Sun not sue.  Here is a picture from a few hundred km away.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tuwaiq_Escarpment-14h38m25s-k.jpg



Re: [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

 

Dick D sez:

Winter’s best... tracks for grandkids
It sounds great.

Peter S


From: Dick Dewhirst <fillst@...>
To: stirling <stirling@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 8:56 pm
Subject: Re: [stirling] [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

Turkeys fly, regularly, from the other side of a 20-30 foot wide creek, over a 15 foot bank, then a 30 foot roadway and 10 feet of brush; up an elevation of about 25-30 feet to my driveway( where they dig around for the corn I fling around for them...!so that is about 30 yards and upwards, then the same distance further, over a guest cabin, with about the same elevation to where they roost in trees... my dogs love/hate them, barking gleefully when they appear, sometimes alone but often as many as 15... the Toms can be 20 pounds or more, hens less and skinnier... family groups often circle the cottage.

They fly, but they ain’t pretty at it. I’m afraid I don’t hunt so they must like my property. Mind you, so do moose, a sometime bear that I don’t see often and lots of deer.

Winter’s best... tracks for grandkids

Sent from my iPhone



Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

James Proffer
 

On Thu, 2017-10-19 at 22:13 -0400, duane oldsen wrote:
Here's to hoping the structures survive to be studied.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 PM, scott palter <senilecow2345@...> wrote:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/10/19/400-mysterious-ancient-stone-structures-discovered-in-saudi-arabia.html?cmpid=NL_SciTech

The Sue reports dates of about 5000 BC.  This site http://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/198002/from.the.lakes.of.arabia.htm suggests the heavy rains in the peninsula ended about this time.  Rains heavy enough to move boulders.  Are some of these structures partly natural instead of man made?  Too soon to say.

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] there oughta be a law?

Dick Dewhirst
 

Turkeys fly, regularly, from the other side of a 20-30 foot wide creek, over a 15 foot bank, then a 30 foot roadway and 10 feet of brush; up an elevation of about 25-30 feet to my driveway( where they dig around for the corn I fling around for them...!so that is about 30 yards and upwards, then the same distance further, over a guest cabin, with about the same elevation to where they roost in trees... my dogs love/hate them, barking gleefully when they appear, sometimes alone but often as many as 15... the Toms can be 20 pounds or more, hens less and skinnier... family groups often circle the cottage.

They fly, but they ain’t pretty at it. I’m afraid I don’t hunt so they must like my property. Mind you, so do moose, a sometime bear that I don’t see often and lots of deer.

Winter’s best... tracks for grandkids

Sent from my iPhone

Re: [AlienSpaceBats] KSA before Allah worship

duane oldsen
 

Here's to hoping the structures survive to be studied.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 PM, scott palter <senilecow2345@...> wrote:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/10/19/400-mysterious-ancient-stone-structures-discovered-in-saudi-arabia.html?cmpid=NL_SciTech

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report.





--
Duane J. Oldsen