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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Leesburg Chankenstank III, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. phoenix-arizona

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    thread foul.

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  2. Patriotsince81

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    • Is cereal soup? Why or why not?
    This thread is dying waaaaaaaaay tooooooo fast.
  3. Patriotsince81

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    What if the Germans had Superman in World War II?
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    Their hero Nietzsche did love a Superman. The allies would just have countered with Doctor Manhattan. I'd take Doctor Manhattan in a fight.
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    Sound logic.
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  6. GMUgemini

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    Ubermensch...except uber doesn't quite mean the same thing in German as the translation (super) means in English.
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  7. phoenix-arizona

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    Schadenfreude is the best German word.
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    It's a good word, I also really like kummerspeck (grief bacon), which is the weight you put on when you emotionally eat.
  9. phoenix-arizona

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    A worthy word winner. German has the best words.

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  10. Patriotsince81

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    Yeah, but jokes about German sausages are the wurst.
  11. Jack Strop

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    Hey, this thread lasted through Saturday morning, four hours before game time. Thanks Chank!
    Iss Shweinensheiße. Tschüß! :kiss:
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    Is a hot dog a sandwich? Discuss.
  13. GSII

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    Why does cold water sound different than hot water coming out of the faucet?
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    No. But it could be a vital element to a sandwich when served in a bun. ...pick, pick, pick.
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  15. Patriot Lawdog

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    Hot take alert: I'm just not a fan of Rush and Neil Peart's death is not the end of some musical era for me. I'm sure he was a fine man, but this is not John Lennon we're talking about. Agree or disagree?
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    Hot water is less dense than cold water due to the faster moving molecules.
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    I'll play along with the disclaimer that you don't have to be Rush fan to appreciate his talent and legacy. Neil Peart was not only one of the greatest — if not the greatest — percussionists ever, but he was without question one of the most underrated and under-appreciated lyricists.

    Limelight was probably their most commercial hit, but there was nothing common or cliche about the lyrics Peart wrote. To me, that's what separated him from most other great musicians.

    Living on a lighted stage
    Approaches the unreal
    For those who think and feel
    In touch with some reality
    Beyond the gilded cage

    Cast in this unlikely role
    Well equipped to act
    With insufficient tact
    One must put up barriers
    To keep oneself intact

    Living in the limelight
    The universal dream
    For those who wish to seem
    Those who wish to be
    Must put aside the alienation
    Get on with the fascination
    The real relation
    The underlying theme

    Living in a fisheye lens
    Caught in the camera eye
    I have no heart to lie
    I can't pretend a stranger
    Is a long awaited friend

    All the world's indeed a stage
    And we are merely players
    Performers and portrayers
    Each another's audience
    Outside the gilded cage
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  18. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Maybe but it always depends on which era you grew up in.

    When Lennon died I’m sure some older people said “I’m sure he’s a fine man, but this isn’t Cab Calloway or Al Jolson we’re talking about”
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    I liked a few of their songs (Spirit of the Radio my favorite), but I appreciate the fact that he was arguably the greatest rock drummer ever. A wizard on the skins, while also a prolific songwriter/lyricist. I think that’s his legacy.
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    Less time separates us from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from Stegosaurus.”

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