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Old 07-08-2004, 12:40 PM   #31
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i hate how all these pictures of new technology always show a smiling japanese girl! its so annoying!
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:55 PM   #32
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Looks more like lavender blue......................dilly, dilly.
I gotta tell ya.... that I love the Marillion reference!
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Old 07-08-2004, 01:19 PM   #33
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i hate how all these pictures of new technology always show a smiling japanese girl! its so annoying!
Ssssh! You'll ruin it for the rest of us!
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Old 07-08-2004, 02:17 PM   #34
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Oh I know why it's being done, the profit motive is huge. . .

Sometimes I think the greatest problem with humanity is our willingness to trade quality for price.
It's not just the genetic manipulation that is scary.

I'm personally much more concerned with the use of antibiotics. All the meat eaten in the US comes from animals who have been fed large quantities of antibiotics, whether they need it or not. It's understandable. The farmers want to have healthy animals. Healthy animals are bigger, and have more meat on them. A sick animal may even die. Dead and sickly animals cost the farmer money. A nice plump chicken looks more appealing to the consumer in the store than a skinny sickly looking one.

Only problem is that there are traces of antibiotics left in the meat once we start eating them. Overuse of antibiotics allows germs to get stronger. The weak bacteria die from the antibiotic, and the strong ones live and have children.

The country is basically conducting a strain improvement program on its bacteria. Breeding the bacteria to be more resistant to antibiotics. The antibacterial soap and everything else only makes it worse.

If I were dictator, I would forbid the use of antibiotics in animals. They should only be for human use, under close scrutiny by a doctor.
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Old 07-08-2004, 02:19 PM   #35
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right. talk about fucking with the primordial ooze.....
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:38 PM   #36
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You're right glatt. It's a similar syndrome to hospitals - all the drugs help breed some really nasty little fuckers that will make SARS (which was blown out of all proportion anyway) look like nothing. In short, we eat shit.

There is always this little voice in the back of my head that occasionally reminds me I might quite easily have eaten BCE meat when I lived in England (which means I can't give blood for about 30 odd years) and won't know about it for another 20 or so.
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:25 PM   #37
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I have to chime in and say, these are lavender roses. I have seen natural roses close to this color. Show me navy blue, genetian blue, or sky blue, and I will be impressed. But mauvish purpley periwinkle roses are not press-release worthy. You've got to get the red out.
I'm holding out for cobalt blue myself. My mom had a rose bush many years ago that bloomed this color exactly. Runty plant, one bloom per season, but it was that color. I've always heard when you buy rose bushes you're getting the rejects from the breeders unless you paid big bucks. Hmmmmm.

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Old 07-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #38
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It reminds me <i>The Glass Menagerie</i> by Tennessee Williams...
But now, in the English courses of the future, the poor children, inundated with blue roses, won't know what the hell Laura and Jim are talking about, just as we're not quite sure what in blazes pleurosis is.
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:38 PM   #39
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Every time I think of The Glass Menagerie, I keep thinking of that sketch from The State that features the US men's bikini thong roller blading team.
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:13 AM   #40
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When I saw these I immediately thought of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Nice, but I also think they are more purple than blue. It could be just the way they come up in the photos, though.
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:51 PM   #41
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But now, in the English courses of the future, the poor children, inundated with blue roses, won't know what the hell Laura and Jim are talking about, just as we're not quite sure what in blazes pleurosis is.
Welcome to the Cellar, Albamoss.
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Roses are blue,
Violets are too,
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Old 07-10-2004, 02:31 PM   #42
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This is the poetry police, you're under arrest for 1 class grevious bodily harm of the english language, step away from the keyboard and keep your hands where we can see them.
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Old 07-10-2004, 06:34 PM   #43
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you don't have to wait for three days for the flowers to suck up the food coloring...
You just have to wait the several weeks for them to sprout, grow, and bloom!
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Old 07-11-2004, 04:45 PM   #44
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Fine, xoxoxoBruce, just hide behind a handle impossible to implement into a poem. what the hell kind of meter is /u/u/u/ anyway? It's just not fair.
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Old 07-11-2004, 05:36 PM   #45
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I chose it, specifically to be poem proof, at least good poem proof.
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