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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:44 pm 
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I thought that we should have a thread of randomness whenever we get some weird thought that needs sharing but doesn't fit anywhere.

Church evolution:

Steeples are vestigial bell towers. They're these shrunken, useless appendages sticking out the top of a church because everybody thinks that churches must have them, when way back in the day they were actually functional. Bell towers are cool. They have bells in them, and bells are pretty, so they serve a function.

Some recent modern church architecture has dispensed with the steeple and now have roofs lacking steeples, though possibly sticking a huge cross on the roof instead, but any time people try to build something "traditional" instead of going back to useful tradition they stick their vestigial bell towers on instead. This even goes for some mega-churches. It would be interesting if they reverted back to the previous type and started sticking bells in them (possibly due to competition with minarets) but in the meantime they're just appendages that sit there and attract lightning.

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I like bell towers and steeples ... even if the 'bells' are nothing more than a grand organ hooked up to speakers in the steeple. It was a kinda ritual, as we filed in for the church service, the choir came down the aisle as we joined them in song, and at the end of the song the Organist would switch over to the 'Bell' setting, turn on the speaker, and let the Westminister Chimes ring out over the town. Then we'd pray.

Easter and Christmas, the organist would come in and play hymns of an evening. There's something oddly touching about a (fake) carollian bells playing hymnals as the sun sets. It echos off the mountains, rolling back in the hollers like ghostly chimes.

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All the Catholic churches around here are over a hundred years old, and have bell towers with actual, functional, and in-use bells in them. It's pretty cool when the monks at the abbey give a bell concert.

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I was not aware that churches having actual functional bells was unusual. It certainly isn't around here.

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I'm pretty sure your average German church is older than your average American church, although I could be wrong.

In my part of the country at least churches tend to be right smack in the middle of residental neighborhoods. Bells would be annoying.

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A couple of months ago I saw a video on the Stanford Prison Experiment, called quiet rage.

Honestly I find myself wondering what would happen if they used people used to a regimented lifesytle instead of upper class college boys.

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My random thought: talking in a bar environment is hard. Things are too loud!

Getting bought drinks by guys you haven't seen in months or in some cases years was nice though.


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Jehovah's Witnesses are irritating. Especially when they wake you up in the morning. About the only plus is that I couldn't be arsed to find a shirt before going to the door, which got her to leave quickly.

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Rogue 9 wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses are irritating. Especially when they wake you up in the morning. About the only plus is that I couldn't be arsed to find a shirt before going to the door, which got her to leave quickly.

The women just can't handle half-naked men. It makes them think IMPURE THOUGHTS

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What's with this new style in building design where they put up awnings that are just frames? They're purely decorative and don't keep the rain off. They don't even provide shade. They completely defeat the purpose of an awning. What happened to functionality?

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I thought of a joke recently. It goes like this:

Q: Why hasn't someone at Librium shot Petro yet?

A: Most of us are worried about accidently hitting Caz and frigid doesn't think Texas has suffered enough.

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Cynical Cat wrote:
I thought of a joke recently. It goes like this:

Q: Why hasn't someone at Librium shot Petro yet?

A: Most of us are worried about accidently hitting Caz and frigid doesn't think Texas has suffered enough.


I prefer to think that my winsome charm overcomes my massive irritance factors.

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Mayabird wrote:
What's with this new style in building design where they put up awnings that are just frames? They're purely decorative and don't keep the rain off. They don't even provide shade. They completely defeat the purpose of an awning. What happened to functionality?


It's just like the shutters in this country. I've hated those for years because of their utter uselessness. I was so glad when I went to Italy and the shutters actually closed.

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Okay Mario, the machaca was a bit warm. But if a sissy gringo like me can handle it without drama and you're going on over there, well, Colonel Seguin and his vaqueros are spinning in their graves right now.

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I have a strange love-hate relationship with this school of mine. I find myself defending it even as it makes me miserable and I gripe about it. It's not just a reflexive "defend wherever you are" thing either. You don't see me defending Georgia about anything, and I get the giggles anytime a certain General Sherman gets brought up. Maybe I can think more on this after I've gotten some more sleep and had time to relax.

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I'm trying to compile a list of songs that I can get people to kill me for singing.

I'm starting with "Marching Through Georgia" and my uncle.

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Hey Scottish Ninja, how 'bout America F*ck Yeah and our Commie friend.
Oh I know The Wall and you... if I sing it.

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Dear Indiana,

You have too many roads named "County Line Road." You should rename all but one of them to something more interesting. At least Peachtree in Atlanta has become a funny joke.

That is all for now.

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Why is resume writing so hard? I can't find many good things about myself. This would be SO much easier if I had previous work experience :cry:. Oh well, I'll find someone who will compliment me... Scottish Ninja, do I want to know what you think one of my skills is? Anyway have to finish this before all the college kids come back and take all the jobs, or is it too late?

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So we all had enough of Americans posting about freaky snow in the middle of april, so hows this.

Picture Israel, a fucking desert where I live, suffering a gigantic thunderstorm in the middle of may. Weather says light rain in the north east(I'm center), 24-21C during the day for me.
It's 15C, it's raining like god just had his biggest wank of all time and I was wearing shorts.

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How not to go to a movie, a study in scale management.

Faqa: Hey, I'm in town Thursday, wanna see POTC3?
Me: Yeah! Can I bring X and some other people?
Faqa: Yes.

Me to X: Hey, wanna come see POTC3?
X: Yeah!
Me: check around with some mutal friends, see if they want to come.
X: Yes.

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Me to X: So, rounded up a few people?
X: Yeah...Theres me,Y,Z,A,B,C,D and maybe E.
Me: GAH! Can I have A's phone number?

Therin followed a series of surreal conversations at 11PM-12AM, and some more on the day of the movie buying.

End result, I planned for 2-3 ppl, I just bought tickets for 9.

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Mayabird:You see what this place does to us? It's like how Eskimos have their 16 names for snow. We have to precisely define what shafting we're receiving.

"Do we think Israel would be nuts enough to go back into Lebanon with Olmert still in power and calling the shots? They could hook Sharon up to a heart monitor and interpret the blips and bleeps as "yes" and "no" and do better than that, both strategically and emotionally."


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non alcoholic beers are made through centrifugation which spins the alcohol off. Hefewissens are unfiltered wheat beers. is it possible to make a non alcoholic hefewissen?

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Shark Bait wrote:
non alcoholic beers are made through centrifugation which spins the alcohol off. Hefewissens are unfiltered wheat beers. is it possible to make a non alcoholic hefewissen?


Probably. The centrifuging will cause the unfiltered parts to stick to the ends of the chamber, so care would have to be made to extract the alcohol and not unfiltered particles.

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