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There's A Reason The Metro Is Free

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Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:55 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5007Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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They could have taken Phil's approach, which was "OMFG space is awesome and beautiful". And they sort of did. But they also titled the article "Proof that golf-playing God shot a hole-in-one on the Moon?" [...] Why, why would you do this? What manner of journalist would take a story about a lunar event of some rarity and make it into terrifyingly inept pun-based pseudoscience?


I seriously doubt if the journalist had written the headline, it's a sub-editor's job. Different job, different remit. The article seems tongue in cheek too.
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:13 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Journalism with a bias? Nevar!!

Agreed there, punny titles are generally an editorial perk. Although... even tongue-in-cheek shows bias.
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Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:20 am
Th1sWasATriumphLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 415Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:24 amLocation: About two feet behind AndromedasWake, with a brick in a sock

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The pun I mentioned didn't specifically refer to the title, it referred to the god/golf theme that was scattered throughout the article, and which the title obviously drew upon.
An omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God would know exactly why I don't believe in him, but would send me to hell regardless. Have I just described your God?

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Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:11 am
DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

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I'll be honest. I laughed.

I laughed at the fact that they can't simply accept any given natural event without ascribing mysticism to it.

Also, how is it possibly even a hole in one? I mean, how long was that rock at the edge of the hole before someone came and putted it in?

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Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:29 am
rabbitpirateLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 101Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:29 pm

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This sort of thing really gets on my tits as well. I am more than happy to lend you my stick for when you meet out your vigilante justice. You may have to wait a bit though as I am currently in need of it having just this moment discovered that one of the GP sites the company I work for supports has just launched a homeopathy pilot scheme. MUST SMASH!

On another note....Alien Power Armour is AWESOME.
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Th1sWasATriumphLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 415Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:24 amLocation: About two feet behind AndromedasWake, with a brick in a sock

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rabbitpirate wrote:...just launched a homeopathy pilot scheme. MUST SMASH!


The power to make me chuckle idiotically to myself is rare, and must be used wisely. Are you at TAM btw? I think AW said you were, but I'm not sure.
An omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God would know exactly why I don't believe in him, but would send me to hell regardless. Have I just described your God?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwah_9O_4i4
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:15 pm
rabbitpirateLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 101Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:29 pm

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Th1sWasATriumph wrote: Are you at TAM btw? I think AW said you were, but I'm not sure.


Yup, I will be there. I'm already getting all excited about it and occasionally can he heard to let out a girlish squeal.
Thetis: What if courage and imagination became everyday mortal qualities? What will become of us?
Zeus: We would no longer be needed. But, for the moment, there is sufficient cowardice, sloth and mendacity down there on Earth to last forever.
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:06 pm
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