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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby Gillipig on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:24 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


My oldest books are from the 1870's - two volumes of "Around the World with General Grant".

Cool. Also have a couple of diaries from when a couple ancestors of mine journeyed West to farmstead. Can't read the handwriting except for a few things here and there, but still.


You know, some scholars would be very interested in those journals and would gladly transcribe them for you.

I thought you worked for the IRS.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby strike wolf on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:01 am

AndyDufresne wrote:In my dream last night, I was theorizing about the world's end of times evidently. I remember deciding that in the case of an apocalypse of some kind (zombie or otherwise for instance), all old southwest "mission" churches (like the image below) would ring their bells continuously. This would then be called campanas de los locos, or, the bells of the crazies.

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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby strike wolf on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:02 am

muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


Worthless except for that $500 late fee.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am

strike wolf wrote:In case of emergency exits are at the front, back and over the wing. In case of water landing, your seat can be used as a floatation device. And in case of zombie attack please remember to bring your shot gun and bite proof clothing, located in the overhead compartment. Thank you and have a good day.




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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby muy_thaiguy on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:23 pm

strike wolf wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


Worthless except for that $500 late fee.

Yeah, the librarian's ghost has been bugging be about it, but she just doesn't understand that her library no longer exists.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:28 pm

muy_thaiguy wrote:
strike wolf wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


Worthless except for that $500 late fee.

Yeah, the librarian's ghost has been bugging be about it, but she just doesn't understand that her library no longer exists.


Just wait 'til they turn a Bookman on you.



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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:17 am

Being Monkey in the Middle Is Stressful

It’s tough to be the monkey in the middle. For example, individual macaques can have high, mid-level or low status in their group. And a study finds that macaques in the middle ranks are the most stressed.

Female macaques in a monkey habitat in England were observed in various kinds of aggressive behavior, such as chasing or slapping, or affiliative behavior like grooming and hugging. Analysis of the behaviors let researchers determine each individual’s status. The scientists also measured levels of stress hormones found in collected fecal samples.

The mid-status monkeys catch flak from both sides, getting drawn into conflicts from above and below. And mid-level monkeys are most likely to challenge aggressive alphas or be challenged by them. Meanwhile, those last in the pecking order tend to steer clear of the most heated conflicts. The study is in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology.

The researchers say that these findings might apply to people, where middle managers often want to climb up to top management and must deal with the challenges involved in such ambitions—while at the same time maintaining authority over their team. To test that idea, some ambitious graduate student just needs to collect a few corporate fecal samples.


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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:31 am

Gillipig wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


My oldest books are from the 1870's - two volumes of "Around the World with General Grant".

Cool. Also have a couple of diaries from when a couple ancestors of mine journeyed West to farmstead. Can't read the handwriting except for a few things here and there, but still.


You know, some scholars would be very interested in those journals and would gladly transcribe them for you.

I thought you worked for the IRS.


I can read his emails---NOT his ancient ancestors' journals.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:36 pm

Long Term Exposure of Mating Gold Fireflies
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo goes to various places around Maniwa and Okayama Prefectures in Japan and uses long exposure to capture some stunning shots of mating gold fireflies.

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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:42 pm

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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby muy_thaiguy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:23 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
muy_thaiguy wrote:Just found out a book I've had is over 100 years old. Printed in 1905. But beat to hell and a lot of things faded and cracked. Though, how it ended up at a local used book sale, I'll never know. As it's called "Stories from Louisiana History" and came from a library (still has some old stamp ink in it) that after a quick google search, doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Probably worthless, but what can I say, I like old things!


My oldest books are from the 1870's - two volumes of "Around the World with General Grant".

Cool. Also have a couple of diaries from when a couple ancestors of mine journeyed West to farmstead. Can't read the handwriting except for a few things here and there, but still.


You know, some scholars would be very interested in those journals and would gladly transcribe them for you.

Family heirlooms.

One thing I would like to find out though, that would be nearly impossible, would be to look at the ancestors that did not come over during the Fenian/Irish potatoe famine, if to learn nothing more than the dates they were born and died. The one fled Ireland (direct ancestor) because he was part of the Fenian movement during the Potatoe famine and was forced to flee.

Never taken arms up against anyone, just was tired of being forced to live in poverty simply for being Irish and Catholic.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Similar story - I found a book at the library that was from 1857, still in original binding. The school is only 50 years old, so I'm not sure how that ended up there.

Some book about World Class Cities. New York City and Montreal were the sections I read.
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby Quirk on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:58 pm

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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby Gillipig on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:59 am

Is there something sexual about that picture or is it just me?
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Re: the longest thread, thread - Occasionally NSFW

Postby jonesthecurl on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:22 am

I'm pretty sure it's just you.
And remember what the poet said – “in booty there is loot, and in loot booty.” Or sump’n like that.
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