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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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But as Mark twain once said and I am paraphrasing, Be greatful for the dummies, how else could I succeed?!

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Never come across that one before...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Mark Twain wrote:

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I guess that quote can be looked at in a number of ways.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If everyone was smart where the heck would I fit in? Lucky thing we have

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

As a dummy, I appreciate the smarter ones, as it can give me a source of motivation at times (although I tend not to use people as a source of motivation, it is better to work towards your own goals independent of others, sometimes).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you recognize the three would be mathematicians in post # 11430?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The three stooges were mathematicians?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They wanted to be but since they could not add or subtract they had to give up on their dream.

See you later, I need to head out.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sorry, turned into a whole day affair.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Not just shopping this time?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Little bit of that and then I went up to the bank. After that I thought why not get some things over at the Office Max... Lot of walking. Pretty soon I was dehydrated. It was 100+ and the humidity was 1%. In other words it was worse than the Gobi desert. Came home and just passed out. Woke up, it was dark outside.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Ah, I forget how hot it can be in the US. I've never been, but the heat can take you by surprise.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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And it is not even summer yet!

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I take it to be summer whenever the sneezing starts...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is not like this all over the US. This is about the hottest spot.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Over here, 20 degrees Celsius is considered hot. Slight drizzle, windy but 15 degrees? Let's have a barbecue.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You have barbecues over there?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Sometimes, but only in the summer.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What do people there barbecue?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Chicken usually, though sometimes burgers and even fish.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Very good! I cook the same but have not been able to barbecue for many years.

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**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
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Looks like we are discussing cooking. I love fried eggs.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but it is hard to barbecue them.

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