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by ChrisOH
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ChrisOH!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ChrisOH!!!

No, you already posted on my actual birthday, Earl...it was I who was belated responding. But thanks for the second round of wishes anyway (another birthday? That year went by fast, didn't it?) :lol: :mrgreen:
by ChrisOH
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ChrisOH!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ChrisOH!!!

And belated thank you for the birthday wishes! I know I haven't been as visible on the site of late; one reason is that I took a new job in late July (working days) and haven't been online as much period. Also, as Earl mentioned in another thread, activity at the site is the lowest it's been since I...
by ChrisOH
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear Of The Number 666
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear Of The Number 666

I've had cashiers ask me if I still wanted the exact change when the figure came out to $6.66. They ask surprised when I tell them the exact change is fine with me. "Oooh...I'd be scared to take that!" they say, or something similar. What, am I supposed to go to hell just because I have a ...
by ChrisOH
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Biggest Threats We Face From Conservative Religion
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: The Biggest Threats We Face From Conservative Religion

Hello Fat Man! Thanks for posting that article -- it's disturbing, but hardly surprising, unfortunately. The Bible and Koran both contain "kill 'em all" passages about slaying unbelievers. Most Christians and Muslims I've spoken with about these say that those verses were only meant to be ...
by ChrisOH
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Pulsar Star"
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: "Pulsar Star"

Actually, a pulsar is a rapidly rotating small white neutron star. There is one in the Crab Nebula, the remains of a super nova, a widely-observed event, by Arab, Chinese, and Japanese astronomers recording the star's appearance in 1054 CE. Wasn't the Crab Nebula discussed by Carl Sagan in the orig...
by ChrisOH
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Photos Of Me Observing Transit Of Venus At Starbucks
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Photos Of Me Observing Transit Of Venus At Starbucks

Fat Man, love the updated user avatar and signature photo! :wink:
by ChrisOH
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Photos Of Me Observing Transit Of Venus At Starbucks
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Photos Of Me Observing Transit Of Venus At Starbucks

Excellent pictures, Fat Man! Thanks for posting them! :) I went with my wife and one of my friends last night to a MetroPark near Cleveland called Observatory Park, which is still new and hasn't "officially" opened yet, but the park staff had kind of a "sneak peek" for the transi...
by ChrisOH
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Rape is a natural product of evolution"
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: "Rape is a natural product of evolution"

(amending my own reply here) Just to avoid any misunderstanding... I believe the majority of rapists DO understand the morality involved, and choose to commit their crimes anyway. These people deserve the severest punishment allowable, IMO. In the case of a person who is judged mentally incompetent ...
by ChrisOH
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Rape is a natural product of evolution"
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: "Rape is a natural product of evolution"

Hello Earl! I remember some years ago, feminist Andrea Dworkin caused somewhat of a stir by stating, "All men are rapists, and that is all they are." As for rape being evolutionary, I would say sexual urges in general are a product of evolution, seeing that until humans perfect cloning our...
by ChrisOH
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Republican War on Science!
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: The Republican War on Science!

Hello Fat Man! I just picked up a copy of "Idiot America" last week at the local library. Honestly, I thought you were just being sarcastic at first about the creationists believing Noah's sons put saddles on the dinosaurs and rode them to the ark. Certainly, people couldn't be that stupid...
by ChrisOH
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Sports Suck!
Topic: "Sports the only reason many students still go to school"
Replies: 1
Views: 561

"Sports the only reason many students still go to school"

This is an article from today's local newspaper, part of a series on influential people in the Northeast Ohio community. (Euclid is a suburb of Cleveland.) http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2012/06/03/news/nh5376166.txt?viewmode=fullstory Most Influential: Paul Serra helped bring national tourname...
by ChrisOH
Thu May 31, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Sports Suck!
Topic: Sports Culture Or Sports Cult?
Replies: 16
Views: 1405

Re: Sports Culture Or Sports Cult?

Too long, didn't read. Wow, something else me and fatman agree on. I hate how kids today can't stand reading.... I read with kids as part of my job at a elementary school and the number of them that say "It's boring" or "I hate reading" is disgusting It saddens me. I was reading...
by ChrisOH
Wed May 30, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Partial Eclipse Of The Moon June 4,2012
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Partial Eclipse Of The Moon June 4,2012

Yes, 2012 is quite an active year in celestial events. The transit of Venus, from what I've been hearing, will attract around 10,000 people in downtown Cleveland at the Lake Erie shore, assuming clear enough skies. (I am a member of a smaller club that is planning a smaller event, in the hopes of av...
by ChrisOH
Tue May 29, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ATTENTION!!! I Am NOT A Media Sheep!
Replies: 26
Views: 944

Re: ATTENTION!!! I Am NOT A Media Sheep!

Come to think of it, have we ever seen Fit Man and Fit Man's Brother together on here? Kind of like Clark Kent never being around when Superman appears? :P
by ChrisOH
Sun May 27, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Football/Soccer Sucks!
Topic: NFL players' lawsuits over concussions
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

NFL players' lawsuits over concussions

This from today's Cleveland Plain Dealer:

http://www.cleveland.com/science/index. ... wsuit.html

(long article, but interesting perspective in light of the "sports promoting fitness" mantra)