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hesperis 29 Jan 01 - 05:56 PM
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Bernard 29 Jan 01 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 05:56 PM


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From: Burke
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 05:57 PM

Good, then I won't read it.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:02 PM

But it should!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:02 PM

Excellent. I can post any sort of ridiculous rubbish and twaddle here and it won't come back to haunt me!

- LH


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Subject: ?
From: Bernard
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:02 PM

What should?


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:08 PM

LH - "Haunt"? Ghosts don't exist either... :)


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Subject: Erm...
From: Bernard
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:10 PM

I can't see it catching on...


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:11 PM

IT should. Pay attention.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bernard
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:20 PM

I can't afford to pay. Do I get IT for free?


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From: SeanM
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:35 PM

Fnord


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:36 PM

No, not since the Republicans regained the white house. If you can't pay for it yourself, you must do without.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:39 PM

It does...I heard it fall in the forest.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Matt_R
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:42 PM

Do not attempt to adjust your monitor settings.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:42 PM

Hmmm. If a thread falls in the forest....


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:50 PM

..... nobody hears it land except for various grubs, caterpillars, birds, and bacteria, depending on the time of year, but, as they cannot communicate effectively with scientists, the scientists merely postulate that the thread was not HEARD to fall, and therefore it does not exist...


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Jean-Paul Sartre
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:50 PM

I perceive the absence of the necessary constiuent parameters to define 'threadness', but if more answers keep being posted, 'existence' will explicitly overlay the very non-existence first posited, and thus be subsumed under even ambiguous referential concepts. Look what happened to Descartes when he tried to attain self-referential relationship with 'being'!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 06:54 PM

I always wondered, Hesp, about the very anthropocentric presuppositions of the classic falling-tree philosophical conundrum. Are "sounds" only those vibrations heard by humans?


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 07:03 PM

Not being a scientist, I could only give you the truth. *g*

If a bird sings in the forest, he or she will of course, hear the sound. Therefore there is someone there to hear it.

The very quetion "if a tree falss..." bla bla bla, assumes that there can be a situation where a tree falls without someone or *something* hearing it.

Jean-Paul Sartre - Masterful! (Nice to see you back from the dead!)

(See, LH? Ghosts don't exist, either!)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 07:09 PM

Can a tree be in the forest without SOMETHING that could hear it if it fell? Doubtful.


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From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:03 PM

The eyes have it.

"WYSIWYG!"

(giggling....)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:10 PM

The tree thing is an example of a language/definition problem....when I was in college, we had an example in, I believe, "Pragmatism" by Will James....

He told of once being on a camping trip wtih several men, and returning to camp to find them arguing about a squirrel on a tree, whic was trying, as squirrels do, to not be seen and to hide from the men on the other side of the tree.....so, the guys were were arguing about whether , by trying to see the squirrel and running in circles around the tree, they were also going 'around' the squirrel, who was usually fast enough to be always facing them.

So James said it was simply a matter of deciding what YOU meant by 'around'...if you wanted to CALL it 'around' when you had been to N,S,E & W of the squirrel, then sure...if you wanted 'around' to mean ONLY getting behind the squirrel, then no.....

And the tree noise is similar....if all you mean by sound is whether vibrations were caused in the earth and air, sure...if you **MEAN** by sound, is those vibrations being picked up by a human eardrum and transmitted to a brain and interpretated and such...then no......

very many 'hard' questions are dealt with by just asking the question a bit differently


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: The Sugar Dog (inactive)
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:18 PM

Only a Sugar Dog Man can see a Sugar Dog, so it appears at the moment Ah's 'visible.

~Sugar Dog


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:19 PM

a non-existentialist thread by any other name is string.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Matt_R
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:20 PM

Vulcan scientish Kiri-kin-tha's 1st Law of Metaphysics: "Nothing unreal exists".


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From: Troll
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:43 PM

If a man says something in the forest and there's no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?
Or to put it another way, is there ever a time in a man/woman relationship where the man is right?

troll


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:50 PM

Troll - #1 - Possibly. Depends on the man. #2 - Sometimes.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Gypsy
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:51 PM

Does anything REALLY exist? Or are we all but players, in someone elses dream?


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:51 PM

if you hang out with the right women, troll, sure..*wink*


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 09:55 PM

Ah the hell with it Bill.........Let's just go exist in someone else's dream. What say troll? Wanna' come?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:09 PM

I think that the best that can be said is that it's pretty threadbare.

Spud


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Troll
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:15 PM

Longs it ain't YOUR dream 'Spaw.You dream too weird for me.
Aw wotthehell. Count me in.

troll


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From: The Sugar Dog (inactive)
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 10:40 PM

Spud, welcome to the Mudcat!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 29 Jan 01 - 11:56 PM

It clicks, therefore it am.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:10 AM

It must exist here, because there is no other here closer than here that even seems remotely like here, so this must be the place.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Ribbit
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 01:31 AM

All members posting here will recieve one legless parakeet: no perches necessary. :)


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Subject: This posting does not exist, either...
From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 04:01 AM

A rose by any other name... (is a dandelion?)

@>->->--


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 05:10 AM

I don't think much, therefore I might not be.

Les


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 06:01 AM

I am a figment of my imagination


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From: Skeptic
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 07:20 AM

See troll, told you you weren't seeing things. It really doesn't exist.

Regards,

John


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Whiskey
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 07:33 AM

Troll ref your question: in my experience, regardless of whether a woman is present, the man is always wrong. My wife keeps reminding me that, if anything goes wrong, it is bound to be my fault. Having discussed this matter at some length with my colleagues, they are in full agreement, and experience the same reactions. Take me back to the days of James Brown when it was a man's, man's world.

Whiskey


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Ribbit
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 07:37 AM

The woman always has the last word in an argument. Anything the man says after that is just the beginning of a new argument. Ribbit ;)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Troll
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 07:46 AM

Last night I saw, upon the stair,
A little man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I wish that he would go away.
Does anybody remember the words to the "Talking Nothing"?

troll


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:02 AM

It depends what you mean by "this"...

mcmoo


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From: Noreen
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:11 AM

troll, there is a time... oh yes, yes, YES!

*VBG*

Noreen


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:25 AM

do a 'forum search' ..I posted Talking Nothing a couple of years ago...was quite a thread about it, I think


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:30 AM

aw, what the heck, I'll do it...besides..it's "Talkin Nothin'"..that extra 'g' wouldn't find it for you...

here you go


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 10:48 AM

There is so much not to talk about on this thread that I hardly know where to stop...

"Vulcan scientish Kiri-kin-tha's 1st Law of Metaphysics: "Nothing unreal exists".

Kiri-kin-tha is unreal. Therefore, he is bringing into question his own existence by positing the above law.

The question is: Does "nothing" exist? Is "nothing" something? If it isn't, then how can we discuss it? If nothing is the alternative to something, which seems pretty straightforward, then something must be the alternative to nothing, therefore nothing must exist because otherwise it wouldn't be there so that something could be its alternative.

And where is "here"? The Incredible Hulk asked that question once, and never got a credible answer from anyone.

I don't think I've said enough.

Hello.

- LH


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Morticia
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 11:21 AM

Someone get me a box to put this into....Schroedingers Thread, oh yes, we could be on to something here......now nobody feed it for a week and lets just see if it's still alive.....I mean, there, when we open the box.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 11:22 AM


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From: hesperis
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:13 PM

I see that GUEST doesn't exist either... :)


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From: mousethief
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 12:27 PM

Bill D., don't ruin everything by being over-pedantic.

Or is that redundant?


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: LR Mole
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 01:23 PM

If this thread didn't exist I couldn't be writing on it, and here I am(something I've already written). On the other hand, I just hit the wrong button and DID cease to exist.So here I am again unless I hit another button and send this and the other thing I wrote and lost, in which case I exist twice. Except in Florida.


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From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 01:58 PM

I am a pigment of my hallucination...


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From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 02:20 PM

mousethief...AM I overpedantic?(wondering if there is a corollary 'underpedantic') *raising one eyebrow and peering suspiciously*....maybe I'm just the 3rd little pig who built his house of brick. I can joke and frolic with the best of 'em, and love cute, clever reparteé (though I ain't as fast at it as some...or even as I once was)...but now & then, I see something that seems to cry out for sense and explication.

Gee, I always assumed that those who just wanna play would ignore my turgid, boring attempts at 'arrant pedantry'....but I guess there are just some who up with it will not put...

,,,really, I'll try to do better.. and make a belated resolution to post at least one bit of gratuitous frippery every day...*evil grin*


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From: mousethief
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM

243. "This thread does not exist," someone proclaims, as if this means something. Here "means something" is taken to mean, "has a truth relationship with an externally existing reality."

244. Imagine a game in which children pretend to be either a famous historical character, or an equally famous fictional character. In this game, the child who is "it" might ask, "Do you exist?" and the child pretending to be a fictional character might say, "No, I do not exist." Is he telling the truth? What does he mean when he says this?

245. In this game, imagine now that not only people but things can be "played" by the children. One of the things that might be "played" could be a thread in an online discussion forum.

246. When I say, "I do not exist," while playing a thread, can another child point to me, and say, "This thread does not exist?"

247. Are self-referential sentences meaningful? Is this one?

248. Further imagine that the children decide to stop playing this game in order to have lunch. But the child who is "it" has not yet guessed the identity of the child who is playing a nonexistent thread, and they agree to pick up after lunch right where they left off. Can the latter child then say, "I used to not exist, and I will not exist again after lunch, but for now I don't not exist"?

249. When words are meaningless, it is wise to be silent.

(from Philosophical Investigations: The Missing Chapters by L. Wittgenstein)


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From: LR Mole
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 02:36 PM

I am a piglet of someone's inauguration.


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From: Bardford
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 02:41 PM

I was tipping a few with Rene Descartes. My glass was nearly empty. I said " I think I'll have another pint, Rene, how about you?"
He said "I think not," and disappeared.


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From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 02:43 PM

Are you saying that George W. Bush is a pig?

- LH


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From: Greyeyes
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 03:35 PM

I'm sure everyone's familiar with these, but what the hell:


There was once a man who said "God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Still continues to be
When there's no one about in the Quad."

(Monsignor Ronald Knox)

This was swiftly replied to thus:




Dear Sir, Your astonishment's odd:
I'm always about in the Quad.
And that's why the tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by Yours Faithfully, God.

(Anon.)


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From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 03:41 PM

I was walking down the street, when I thought I saw my friend on the other side of the road.

He thought he saw me.

We both crossed over, and guess what?!

It was neither of us!!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 03:46 PM

I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours.


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From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 03:50 PM

Tractatus Fuselagico-Umbilicus

by


Louis Witteringswine



1. The world is full of stuff.
Die Welt is voller Zeug.
2. Stuff comes in different shapes and sizes.

Zeug gibt es in verschiedenen Groessen und Formen.

3.

Whacking great chunks of stuff are put together from itty bits of stuff. Itty bits come in different shapes and sizes.

Motzegrosse Klumpen von Zeug werden von Minizeugs zusammengeklumpt. Minizeugs gibt es in verschiedenen Groessen und Formen.

4.

A whacking great proposition about a whacking great chunk put together from itty bits of stuff is put together from itty bits of propositions and is the correlate of a whacking great idea for a whacking great proposition about a whacking great chunk put together from itty bits of stuff put together from itty bits of propositions put together from itty bits of ideas.

Seltsamer Zufall, dass alle die Menschen, deren Schaedel man geoeffnet hat, ein Gehirn hatten.

4.1 Nobody ever saw an itty bit.
Keiner hat je ein Minizeug gesehen.
4.2 Everything comes in different shapes and sizes.
Alles gibt es in verschiedenen Groessen und Formen.
4.3 The present King of France isn't stuffy.
Der Koenig von Frankreich hat nicht das Zeug dazu.
4.31 (Psychology is really just a lot of crap.)
(Die Psychologie ist in Wirklichkeit nur dummes Zeug.)
5 2 B V 0 2 B: that is the question.
2 B V 0 2 B: das ist hier die Frage.
5.1 Logic is whacking great.
Die Logik ist voll geil.
6. A wet bird does not fly at night. (This is the meaning of life.)
Ein nasser Vogel fliegt nicht bei Nacht. (Das ist der Sinn des Lebens.)
7.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Morticia
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 04:21 PM

Bill, may I borrow that to send to my daughter....a philosophy and psychology student *BG*.....she'll love it!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 04:51 PM

Morticia...I stole it..you steal it..*grin*

it came from this web page ..which is loading slowly, so I copied it rather than post the link...(if you 'view source' you can copy the HTML)..there is a page 2 also...and I think my original source was this page


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Catrin
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 05:31 PM

Half way up the stairs is a place where I sit
There isn't any other place quite like it
It's not at the bottom
It's not at the top
It just is the place where I always stop

Half way up the stairs isn't up and isn't down
It isn't in the nursery, it isn't in the town
All sorts of funny thoughts run through my head
It isn't really anywhere - It's somewhere else instead!

AA Milne


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 05:42 PM

I bought some of that invisible thread to mend my trousers. Now I can't see it anywhere.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 05:48 PM

I can't find my camouflage net! (Les Barker)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Rizla the Green
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 05:57 PM

If all you say is true

Mudcat does not exist, because I have never heard it

Therefore all the songs listed in D.T. have not been written(BR>

Does anyone want to buy several thousand original songs copyright free

Must be some money to be made here.

Robin


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 06:46 PM

If we all don't exist in the same place and at the same time does that not give us some validity in the fact that we all dont exist together.

Did I just write that load of pooh?

Spot.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM

Maybe you poohed it, spot. (or "pooh poohed" it? Whatever.)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: CarolC
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:58 AM

Define "exist"...

(I think therefore I think I am.)

P.S. I'm not really here... wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more...


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:59 AM

I'm not here...this isn't happening...


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:00 PM

Exist is what things that are, do.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: CarolC
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:16 PM

Well then, mousethief, now I need you to define "things", "are", and "do".


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bert
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:23 PM

If it doesn't exist then what is THIS


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Pseudolus
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 12:35 PM

It just took me 10 minutes to read something that wasn't there. Can you imagine how long it will take to read something that IS there? why am I asking you? None of you exist. Please keep responses short. The time I have available to read non-existent posts is non-existent.

Frank


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Les from Hull
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:20 PM

LET THERE BE LIGHT!!

oh shit, now look what I've started.

God


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:22 PM

Bert, it looks like a clicky.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Morticia
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:25 PM

I'd say thank you Bill, but as you couldn't have posted to a non-existant thread and therefore I couldn't have read it, I couldn't ( ergo and ipso fatso) have copied it and sent it on.....so I won't, or didn't or will not....my head aches!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:34 PM

I think I think, therefore I might be.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 01:48 PM


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bert
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:01 PM

Ah Alex, but which came first, the clicky or the thread?


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:02 PM

Obviously the clicky, since the thread doesn't exist! There! I've run rings around you logically! :)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Catrin
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:06 PM


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bert
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:10 PM

If the clicky points to a thread that doesn't exist, it raises the question "Does the clicky exist?" If it does exist and it points to the thread, then surely the thread must exist. If it doesn't exist, then you can't click on it, therefore you can't know whether or not it points to the thread which doesn't exist or not.

See, my logic is just as logical as your logic, therefore the rings don't exist so you can't run around them. SO THERE!!! ;-)

Bert.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 02:24 PM

UNCLE!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Pseudolus
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:22 PM

But does your uncle really exist?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Frank


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:05 PM

Okay, Hesperis, you started this. Now I want you to PROVE THAT THIS THREAD DOESN'T EXIST!!! Hah! Whatcha gonna do now, smarty??? :-D

- LH

p.s. That hamster does not exist! (Hee hee hee!)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:39 PM

boy, if I was an joeclone elf, this would be a perfect time simply delete ALL the posts and watch...*giggle*


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:52 PM

Psuedolus - it obviously takes longer to read something that isn't there then it actually does to read something that is there. This is because the quantum flux of the probability and improbibility particles in the non-existant vibrate at a rate that is incompatible with both vision and electonic transmission of the information. However, you will be glad to know that all non-existant threads are archived in the Library of Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork; where for the mere bribe fee of a banana or two the Librarian will allow you to peruse them at your leisure.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:56 PM

If no one responds to your flame in a flame thread, does that mean you didn't flame? Or just that you're no good as a flamer?

Oo! Another discworld fan!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:58 PM

it's true...I been there and saw 'em!....(well, I saw the vault where they keep 'em.....the librarian said they were sort of hidden behind the Emperor's new clothes)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:43 PM

OOOOOoooohhhh! Terry Pratchett RULEZ!

Hawk, since you're the person who thought of this thread, why don't you answer that question?

Oh yeah, wait. This thread does not exist, therefore that question did not exist, therefore I don't have to answer it! HA!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:47 PM

PS: Hamsters always exist, except when they don't.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:49 PM

PPS: So there!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: SeanM
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:50 PM

Everything is true in one sense, false in one sense, meaningless in one sense, true and meaningless in one sense, false and meaningless in one sense, true and false in one sense, true and false and meaningless in one sense.

In which sense, since this is a thread that we can't sense, in any sense it can only be described by the word 'puce'

M


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: SeanM
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:52 PM

And to Discworld... I can only add one thing...

Pull the other one, mate. It's got bells on it.

OOOK!

M


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:05 PM

Rod Sterling just called. Guess what he had to say?

Ellen


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:08 PM

Do, do, do, do. Do, do, do, do.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Rollo
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:13 PM

When this thread doesn't exist, my statement won't exist, too, right? And all the other comments above do also not exist?

Too sad. I just thought I had a good laugh while just reading some posts. But in reality I must have had some boring time while staring onto the monitor.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:13 PM

Oooh, what?

(Who's Rod Sterling?)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:21 PM

omigod youhavetobekidding, hesp........he was the host narrator for "The Twilight Zone"......a classic US sci fi series.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 11:28 PM

I never saw it, only heard about it. (And I recognize the spooky theme, of course.)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:56 AM

MMario, I thought the non-existant threads were kept in the new "High-Energy Magic building" by someone called "REDO FROM START" so sa to prevent a leak in the space-time continuum. Oh and whether this thread exists or not, a word to SeanM, hesperis, & BillD....Whatever happens, DON'T mention the "M" word!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: MMario
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 08:41 AM

Nope; I heard it from the monkey errr...the Librarian himself that they are on the shelves right next to all the greatest Lost and Unwritten Novels. However, since it has been shown conclusivly that the library at Unseen Univeristy is connected to ALL libraries throughout time and space - perhaps that annex is actually located in the High-energy magic building and access is through the Library.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: LR Mole
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 09:24 AM

Serling. No "T".No show. No!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Pseudolus
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 09:36 AM

LR Mole is right. The T in Sterling doesn't exist....

MMario, I hate it when my quantum gets all out of flux but I'm glad to hear that the library is available, I may have to visit. Funny, if I didn't know better, I'd think I was enjoying this.....

Frank


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Greyeyes
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:24 PM

All libraries are linked in this way, we can't all swing between them quite as comfortably as the Unseen University Librarian, who is of course, technically, a wizard. But Librarians the universe over are taught the theory of the links, both spatial and temporal, between libraries everywhere, including, of course, those that do not exist.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:32 PM

"....you can't there from here."

(punch line to OLD joke)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 10:31 PM

"....you can't get there from here."


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 11:43 PM

Okay, but can you get here from there? I think the answer is YES because I am here, and you are there!

Give me immortality or give me death!

- LH


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 02:20 AM

Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.

And if this thread existed, I might see if anybody knows the source of that quotation, wherever it isn't. I posted it last year and nobody guessed it...but that was in a real thread, so who knows? Come to think of it, I believe that question killed the thread...but that's a whole nother ball of twine.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: GUEST,Ribbit
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 06:07 AM

"Save the whales" collect the whole set.:)


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Firecat
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 09:21 AM

What Thread?? If there is a thread, please call out the Dragonriders of Pern to sort it!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: MMario
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 09:32 AM

talk about Flamers! *chortle*


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From: Firecat
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 10:47 AM

Hahahahahahahaha!


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: hesperis
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 12:41 PM

"Dragons must fly when Thread is in the sky!"

Yeah, but, like, this thread doesn't exist, eh? So we like, don't, like, need dragons, eh?

LH - "Give me immortality and eternal youth and beauty or give me immortality and eternal youth and beauty" might be a more positive way of phrasing that.


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 02:07 PM

Yeah! I like it.

I certainly hope this thread does not spawn another thread which does not exist.

- LH


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Subject: RE: This thread does not exist :)
From: mousethief
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 02:37 PM

LH, you hope in vain.

Please continue HERE.

Alex


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