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Re: Tag Lines

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:46 am

Wait until my kids find out how cheese is really made . . .
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby Shapley » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:53 am

Well, how many kids really believed the Moon was made of green cheese? The Moon ain't even green, fer cryin' out loud...
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:59 am

*Reminding myself not to encourage the cuisine-challenged bridge substructure symbionts.*
Y'all enjoy yourselves, making up crap. I suppose everyone needs a hobby.
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby piqaboo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:32 pm

Altoid is a natural skeptic. The first year she got a stocking from Santa, she looked at me in all her incandescent delight, and asked "Did Santa really come here or did you do this?". And she takes things & trust verrrrrrrrrrrry seriously.

She'd see thru the bridge tale unless we swore it was true. I'm not willing to abuse her trust to that point. So, we give her some silly stuff, but given who she is, we're careful. We're working our way up to it. OT does more of it than I. OT has persisted with the Velveteens since she was born (those dark brown animals with striped behinds that you can see at the zoo? They are where we get velvet....)

When she reaches 6 - 7 yrs old, I think it will be more 'open season' on the made up stuff.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby analog » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:50 pm

Shapley wrote:My favourite Calvin & Hobbs involves Calvin asking his dad how they determine the load limit on bridges. His dad explains that they just keep driving heavier and heavier trucks across them until they collapse, then they rebuild them and put up a sign.

[sigh] He's my role model... :)



probably a grain of truth there, too.
if you find old engineering magazines from 1890-1910 era they're full of mechanical engineering disasters - bridge collapses, boiler explosions and the like.
Mechanical engineering failures are way more spectacular than computer crashes.

Anyhow, today's manufacturing standards and building codes evolved through decades of hard lessons.

Maybe there's hope for Windows......
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:26 pm

analog wrote:Maybe there's hope for Windows......

Now, that's a tag line!
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby barfle » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:06 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
analog wrote:Maybe there's hope for Windows......

Now, that's a tag line!

AMEN!!
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby dai bread » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:48 pm

The company I bought my computer from has an ad. in this morning's paper. They're advertising PCs and laptops running XP Pro., not Vista.
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby Shapley » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:04 pm

analog wrote:if you find old engineering magazines from 1890-1910 era they're full of mechanical engineering disasters - bridge collapses, boiler explosions and the like.
Mechanical engineering failures are way more spectacular than computer crashes.


There is an excellent book for laymen that deals with structural theory: Strucutres; Or Why Things Don't Fall Down by J. E. Gordon. It discusses such things, and it is entertaining. It's been a few years since I've read it, but I recall it being a good read.
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Re: Tag Lines

Postby Bones » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:10 pm

For my tag line, I picked a quote from one of the great philosophers of the Twentieth Century. It seems to sum up my most frequent mental condition.
"I try to think, but nothing happens!" - Curly Howard
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