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Hm?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, have you not heard of artistic license?

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I only know about the Creative Commons and the GNU GPL. I was never a legal expert.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, licentia poetica!

Artistic license (also known as dramatic license, historical license, poetic license, narrative license, licentia poetica, or simply license) is a colloquial term, sometime euphemism, used to denote the distortion or complete ignorance of fact, ignoring the conventions of grammar or language, or ...

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Hmm

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It gives authors, poets and yes even posters the right to distort the silly rules of grammar and grandpa too!

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So, did you distort grandpa?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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He was too powerful for me. Much higher percentage of reptilian dna. He had 5 times my physical strength and was much faster. He did not feel the cold or the heat as humans do. He could predict the future and had hands that were enormous and almost indestructible.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi bobbym

Given the mess our 'official' leaders are making, I think it would be a good thing for the bobbyms to take over. You'd certainly get my vote.

Agnishom: What grammar mistake? Looks ok to me.

Bob

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Because he edited it, that is why it is okay.

Hey bobbym, It was not wise to edit the title of such a historically significant thread

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I miss Tee.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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You'd certainly get my vote.

I appreciate that but I would not make a good leader. I would insist that less money is spent on the military and more on math education. Clearly a crazy idea.

Hey bobbym, It was not wise to edit the title of such a historically significant thread

Historically significant? I would delete the whole thread if I could. You are forgetting about licentia poetica.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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bobbym wrote:

I would insist that less money is spent on the military and more on math education.

But that sort of comment is precisely my reason for wanting to vote for you!!!

What other crazy ideas are in your manifesto?

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Just one more, pistachios are to be outlawed. They hurt my gums.

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Oh no bobbym they hurt your reputation!!! NOOOO!!!

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May bobbym have a wonderful time in the pearly gates of heaven.

He will be sorely missed.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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They may have but once we have outlawed them they will be put to death. No more pistachios!

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I love pistachios.

Just because you could doesn't mean you should

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That may true for everything else but not those pistachios. By the way when I was a kid I loved them too but they were rare, we were very poor.

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What are pistachios?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The peanut.

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Now I have made sure that I and you are talking about the same pistachio.

By the way when I was a kid I loved them too but they were rare, we were very poor.

That is the same reason why I do not eat a lot of pistachios.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Less than 300 miles from where I am sitting are the second largest fields of pistachios in the world. It is only because of the greed of the men we talked about that they are not plentiful to everyone here. They ship to other countries ( thousands of miles away ) so they can receive government kickbacks rather than send them over here. The ones in our stores come from Iran!

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Do you mind if I ask a personal question?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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As long as it is not about my age.

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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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