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Jhai
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It's like Life of Pi, except without a tiger!
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This topic seems somewhat moot. Lights have been used at Christmas time for centuries. Even if we ignore that, colored electric lights have been in use for several decades. They are not used in exactly the same way for any other holiday. Their use will likely continue so long as Christmas is celebrated. At what point is a tradition old enough to warrant recognition as a "real religious tradition?"

If the fourth of July came to be celebrated with the detonation of a nuclear warhead, just to cap off the fire works (kinda awesome idea aesthetically speaking now that I reflect on it, obviously a terrible idea for a host of other reasons), and as a symbolic gesture of American might, who would care? The new tradition joins everything else.

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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
If the fourth of July came to be celebrated with the detonation of a nuclear warhead, just to cap off the fire works (kinda awesome idea aesthetically speaking now that I reflect on it, obviously a terrible idea for a host of other reasons), and as a symbolic gesture of American might, who would care?

:: raises hand ::
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You think the best we can do is a nuclear explosion? Have you no respect for America? Or for that matter, the disaster movie industry?

We'll drill a hole in the middle of Yellowstone, drop a nuke down there, then celebrate with a caldera explosion that will blot out the sun.

Frankly I think it's the perfect example of America: In the process of showing everyone how awesome we are, we'll mortally wound ourselves.

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You are not drilling a hole in the middle of my Yellowstone!!!

Get back. You do not want to experience the wrath of The Rabbit.

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quote:
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Get back. You do not want to experience the wrath of The Rabbit.

No kidding. Does "death by citation" sound like fun to you?
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I was thinking of this sort of death by rabbit.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
You are not drilling a hole in the middle of my Yellowstone!!!

Get back. You do not want to experience the wrath of The Rabbit.

At least the geological marvels are just fine even if the plant and animal life are completely screwed.
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On second thought, we don't even have to drill the hole. Can't we just drop the bomb down Old Faithful?
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
On second thought, we don't even have to drill the hole. Can't we just drop the bomb down Old Faithful?

It might get launched out of the geyser as it detonates.
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That'd be pretty cool too.
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Couldn't we at least pick someone else's classic landmark to mess up? `splosions are cool and all, but I'd like to have Old Faithful around in the future instead of a big old crater lake.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I was thinking of this sort of death by rabbit.

So was I.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I was thinking of this sort of death by rabbit.

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I warned you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you knew it all, didnít you? Oh, itís just a harmless little bunny, isnít it? Well, itís always the same. I always tell themó


[ October 23, 2009, 12:58 PM: Message edited by: The Rabbit ]

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Let me set this straight.


No one is dropping anything down Old Faithful. Period.

And no one is detonating a nuclear device anywhere near my Yellowstone.

Got that????

Now back to your regularly scheduled, . . . .

what was it we were fighting over again, something to do with a Peace Prize, I think it was.

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No I want to talk about detonating a nuclear device inside a super volcano. Realistically what could we expect to happen?
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What Hatrack really needs is a resident volcanologist.

You don't think a nuke would cause an eruption? I mean geez, Mt. Doom exploded and all they did was throw a ring into it.

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To the best of my knowledge, the science of volcanology isn't sufficiently advanced to be able to accurately predict what would happen if you detonated a nuclear device inside a super volcano.

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I mean geez, Mt. Doom exploded and all they did was throw a ring into it.
So you think the Lord of the Rings wasn't a powerful weapon of mass destruction? I'd put it up against a nuclear arsenal any day of the week.
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I want to know what happens if we throw a supervolcano into another supervolcano.

I bet Michael Bay knows.

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I want to know how you would propose throwing a super volcano anywhere.
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With nuclear bombs. Duh.

Bruce Willis and some modified oil drilling equipment, and probably a jet-powered submarine.

(If you're questioning my grasp of physics^H^H^H^H^H^H^H reality, understand that I am basing all of this on the movie Armageddon.)

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a nuclear detonation within a super volcano would likely cause a chain reaction resulting at best massive earthquakes along the fault line to at least several concurrent volcanic eruptions, a massive explosion that could tempararily blot our the sun and possibly at worst case california would fall into the sea or potentially separate.


Or at least thats what my ass tells me.

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possibly at worst case california would fall into the sea or potentially separate.
What makes that a worst case scenario? I kind of see it as a silver lining.
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but... but... but...! my Rivka lives there!
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If you throw a nuclear stuffed super volcano into another super volcano, I can tell you one thing you won't get... a Nobel Peace Prize.
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quote:
what was it we were fighting over again, something to do with a Peace Prize, I think it was.
That's even better than fighting over gold or precious jools!

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If you throw a nuclear stuffed super volcano into another super volcano, I can tell you one thing you won't get... a Nobel Peace Prize.
Yeah, but threaten to throw a nuke-stuffed super volcano into another super volcano, and you just might!
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nonono first you need to say its hiding weapons of mass destruction first.
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If you stuff a Super Volcano with Nuclear Warheads, then, well, yes--YOU ARE HIDING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.......IN A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
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FRIDGE BRILLIANCE!
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This thread got something like 713% better in the past 12 hours.
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quote:
Originally posted by Darth_Mauve:
If you throw a nuclear stuffed super volcano into another super volcano, I can tell you one thing you won't get... a Nobel Peace Prize.

No, but I'd have to imagine you'd be in the running for a Nobel Prize in Physics.

When God shuts a door he opens a window.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
To the best of my knowledge, the science of volcanology isn't sufficiently advanced to be able to accurately predict what would happen if you detonated a nuclear device inside a super volcano

I think this is where the "experimentation" part of the scientific method comes into play.
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But getting the permits to do this with nukes takes for ever, and the paper work is a nightmare. We should try it with a massive load of conventional explosives first. If the results are promising, then we go nuclear.
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You know, you guys are helping terrorists. If they ever get their hands on a nuke, and want to know where they can use it to inflict the maximum damage on America, you are spelling it out for them. Let's just hope they don't take you seriously.
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Any terrorist worth his salt has already seen all the terrorist training videos that Hollywood puts out on a weekly basis.

I think they're going to be better off with an episode of NCIS than they are with nuking Yellowstone.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ron Lambert:
You know, you guys are helping terrorists. If they ever get their hands on a nuke, and want to know where they can use it to inflict the maximum damage on America, you are spelling it out for them. Let's just hope they don't take you seriously.

You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking.
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You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking.
If it were any one but Ron, certainly. With Ron, your guess is as good as mine.
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Man, that is a tough one to call! Truly a six one way half-a-dozen the other question.
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When God shuts a door he opens a window.
God does not open windows with nuclear stuffed super volcanoes.

,


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well, unless its jammed really really tight, and the WD40 just doesn't work...and we all know that WD40 always works.

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Doesn't God open windows with whatever He wants, regardless of the level of jammedness of the window in question?
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Could God jam a window so well that even he couldn't open it?
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Depends on if he's running Vista
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quote:
Originally posted by Ron Lambert:
You know, you guys are helping terrorists. If they ever get their hands on a nuke, and want to know where they can use it to inflict the maximum damage on America, you are spelling it out for them. Let's just hope they don't take you seriously.

Sure, sure. Let's worry about the idea that terrorists acquire a nuke and could have set it off in a highly populated city but instead jam it into the ground in wyoming in a futile effort to trigger a hotspot caldera superevent (but not actually causing anything) on the basis of what they read some people say on orson scott card's internet forum.
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quote:
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but... but... but...! my Rivka lives there!

Excuse me, but since when I am your Rivka? O_o

*pointedly ignores the lagomorph*

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/Ochotona_princeps.jpg/180px-Ochotona_princeps.jpg

~Kawaii!~ I am taking it home with me!

On another note I had to google "Lagomorph"

On the original question, as far as I can determine only I exist, all of you are bytes and until I meet you in person or speak to you over the phone do not really exist as "people" ergo you are by extension by virtue of being within my Personal Computer all my property. And. Thus. Mine.

Unless I meet you in some way, then your just some shlub squatting on my property.

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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
quote:
Originally posted by Ron Lambert:
You know, you guys are helping terrorists. If they ever get their hands on a nuke, and want to know where they can use it to inflict the maximum damage on America, you are spelling it out for them. Let's just hope they don't take you seriously.

Sure, sure. Let's worry about the idea that terrorists acquire a nuke and could have set it off in a highly populated city but instead jam it into the ground in wyoming in a futile effort to trigger a hotspot caldera superevent (but not actually causing anything) on the basis of what they read some people say on orson scott card's internet forum.
Everyone in this thread would become famous!
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No, just me, `cause I'd make sure to claim it was my idea first. In fact, I do so now! It was totally my idea. Y'all are just copycats.
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Unless I meet you in some way, then your just some shlub squatting on my property.
This implies that you never leave your house.
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quote:
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Unless I meet you in some way, then your just some shlub squatting on my property.
This implies that you never leave your house.
*smirks* I believe there's a term for that. 'Hikikomori' if I recall.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rakeesh:
No, just me, `cause I'd make sure to claim it was my idea first. In fact, I do so now! It was totally my idea. Y'all are just copycats.

Oh good. They'll take YOU to jail then. [Smile]

Then I, the originator of this nefarious and highly entertaining plot, will be free. And famous.

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