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August 3rd, 2012, 00:55
Surfing off the Lofoten Islands in Norway
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August 3rd, 2012, 08:24
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Surfing off the Lofoten Islands in Norway
Been there, haven't done that.

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August 5th, 2012, 11:30
Tried to find Potsdam via Google Maps.
Turned out to be close to the Canadian border, near Cornwall, Ottawa etc. - now where's the German Potsdam ?

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August 5th, 2012, 11:59
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Tried to find Potsdam via Google Maps.
Turned out to be close to the Canadian border, near Cornwall, Ottawa etc. - now where's the German Potsdam ?
If you can't find it on Google, it does not exist. Simple as that.

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August 8th, 2012, 22:22
Oh, we are cearful, here at the watch. We know the importance of not being seen and we avoid the most obvious hiding places. We try not to overload Jack with work. We won't let Hal read our lips. We see through the beautiful things at the funny farm. And most important: We never let Eugene near our axes.

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August 9th, 2012, 21:41
  1. Danish wrestler Sřren Marinus Jensen won two gold medals at an Olympic Games which is no longer considered to be an Olympic Games
  2. 2012 Olympic synchronized swimmer Samantha Reid is a mermaid
  3. The Japanese Olympic Committee did not like the suggestion that the 1940 Summer Olympics torch relay could go through China. So it didn't.
  4. 2012 Olympian Kelsey Titmarsh is a member of the first Canadian women's rhythmic gymnastics all-around group to qualify for the Olympics. I know what your thinking, filthy!!!

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August 11th, 2012, 00:16
On the 23rd of july, a 36 year old man fell asleep on the baggage conveyor belt at Fiumicino Airport in Rome and was later detected on x-ray examination by security. He was drunk.

The position of the man and the projection is not ideal for diagnostics, but he doesn't appear to suffer from pneumonia or congestive heart disease, no accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. His liver seems to be of normal size. His bowels, especially the colon, is a bit distended with air, but no signs of intestinal obstruction. R: No obvious signs of pathology (intoxication is not a radiology diagnosis).

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August 12th, 2012, 01:25
The Norwegian team won the gold mdal in the olympic women's handball tournament.

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August 12th, 2012, 18:09
For those of you still thinking about having children: Don't!! According to Wikipedia, the parental brain is irreversibly dam… eh… changed by the mere experience of living with (your own) children.

Remember: they're doing this to us!!!!

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August 13th, 2012, 12:41
Episode 6188 of the Australian soap opera Neighbours was broadcast in real-time and featured the exit of Mark Brennan, which I, despite not knowing who MB is and presumably not having seen any of the 124 episodes he's part of and they all speak weird "English" down under anyway, assume is sort of a good thing, somewhat more if you're into male underwear modelling which I am not.

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Jane: Are you sure this is a good idea?
Charlene: I'm a Ramsay. We don't think about things like that.

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August 13th, 2012, 12:47
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Tried to find Potsdam via Google Maps.
Turned out to be close to the Canadian border, near Cornwall, Ottawa etc. - now where's the German Potsdam ?
Ugh, it is near Berlin and contains one of the most amazing buildings in germany….. wonders if there is some misunderstood joke in there…..
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August 14th, 2012, 16:53
It's often said or quoted something like this:
"As the pill began to be used for contraceptive purposes, much debate arose about whether or not the approval of the pill directly caused a sexual revolution."

But was it really a new revolution in human society? Every now and then I find out something that leds me into believing we're just reinventing the history.

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August 14th, 2012, 17:40
Interesting. Doubt it would be very efficient (as a contraceptive) compared to today's standard, that requires fairly accurate dosage, adapted to the stages of the 28 day menstrual cycle. But very interesting.

Yes, in some areas we reinvent history (hopefully by improving it), in other areas not. The MRI would not be possible before quantum mechanics and computers and there are no imaging tecnhiques like it.

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August 15th, 2012, 11:16
Miley Cyrus has cut her hair!!!!

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August 15th, 2012, 12:07
O M G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!




This reminds me of the funny joke, when the president asked the people to tell him what kind of things they actually care about, and all he gets is those kind of things.
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August 15th, 2012, 12:54
Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
Ugh, it is near Berlin and contains one of the most amazing buildings in germany….. wonders if there is some misunderstood joke in there…..
No. There is no Joke.

There is a second Potsdam.

It actually lies in he USA, close to the Canadian border. I have seen it via Google Maps.

And Goole Mps showed it to me when I was using it to show me Potsdam. But I use the English-language version of Google/Google Maps since some time ago (I don't even remember why and how anymore), and this version of Google Maps usually centers its search on the U.S. .

Try this in Google Maps : Potsdam, NY 13676

Rome is also there, and Alexandria.
Zooming out more, I even find : Montpellier, Gloucester, Belfast, Pompey, Sidney, Delhi, Rocester, Brighton … There are many "old names" in the state of Nww York, it seems to me.

There are quite a lot of "second towns" in the U.S. ! I have seen Cornwall not far away from U.S. Potsdam, too.

Brunswick is located several times in the U.S. . Its name is a direct rendering/translation of German Braunschweig.

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August 15th, 2012, 13:10
But what's even worse is that Google maps claims there is a Bergen both in Germany and in the US!!! Besides, I know from a newspaper report years agod that there's at least one girl in the US called Bergen. Hah!!!

Admittedly, for me, Google Maps chooses Bergen, Norway as default, but these other Bergen wannabees… Humlepunger!!!! (a classical insult from Bergen, Norway. Literally it means bag (pung) of hops (humle).)

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August 15th, 2012, 15:55
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This reminds me of the funny joke, when the president asked the people to tell him what kind of things they actually care about, and all he gets is those kind of things.
Funny: yes, Joke: no. It's reality.
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August 15th, 2012, 21:15
Yesterday, I had an unspeakable medical test/procedure proceeded by a day of grueling preparation. The results were good, so apparently I don't have to go through this again for 15 years. I can post photos if you'd like to see what a perfectly healthy (*&^% looks like.
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August 16th, 2012, 00:55
If it is what I think it is and I think it is, preparations can be grueling indeed. Good that you don't have to go through it again soon (and that the result of the procedure was negative - which in med-speak means it was good).

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