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So who do you want to be the Republican Candidate to get wiped out by Obama?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:38 pm

Mittens
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Frothy
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Newt
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Paul Ron
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Bickaxe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 pm

Nice to see you've found a place Pooh ;)

US elections...does it matter, democrats win normally don't they? Don't really care for politics, not even in tthis country. As far as I can tell, you just vote for whoever you want to f*** you the gentlest.

Let Rhianna take over if she wants, she can write and she's prettier than Terry :D
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:28 pm

Got to agree with Bickaxe and Mongo. :dance:

If Rhianna did take over, anything she wrote would probably be better than Making Money. :lol:

And speaking of children continuing a series started by their parents, what about Thomas the Tank Engine? :D
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 pm

Back to US pollytiks.

Obama disappointed me big time by not closing Guantanamo Bay as he promised to do, but I still like him. In a two-horse race against any of the current Republican candidates, he should win. 8-)

However, what if it's not a two-horse race? What if Ron Paul stood as an independent Libertarian candidate?

He's popular with the youth and he'd probably get Tea bag backing (20-25%), disenchanted anti-war Obama supporters (5-10%) and some independents too (5-10%).

In a three-horse race, theoretically he'd only need to capture 34% of the total vote to win. :o
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 pm

I see Harper Collins (TP's publisher), along with 4 other US book publishers and Apple are being threatened with legal action over the pricing of e-books. :dance:

LONG LIVE PAPER!! :ugeek:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17300074
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 pm

Rihanna is an accomplished writer so i wouldn't mind. Mirror's edge was great, and what i seen of overlord and heavenly sword looked good as well.

A part of me always wondered if Stephen Briggs would take over in a post-Pratchett world.

as for the topic, I actually like ron paul. he's the most sensible of all the repubs, and the ONLY one of them i would want to win if a repub had to win.

Mitt and santorum don't have a chance against Obama. Mitt is too out of touch and too rich in our current economic times. and santorum is WAY to evangelical. he's one step away from Pat robertson-hood.

Eye of Newt MAY have a chance if people can overlook the three wives.

but i don't see any of them winning. the country is in too much trouble to survive another Republican administration. we can't afford any more tax cuts and other government sanctioned hand jobs to the rich. i just wish the dems could fully take over the house and senate (and grow a pair) so we can get some of the things we need to get the country back on track.

disenchanted anti-war Obama supporters (5-10%)


why? he promised to finish up Iraq and he did.

personally, its hard to take campaign promises too seriously. i mean, honestly, the president is going to be privy to information we never hear about, and learn the full details of stuff that only ever gets a quick blurbs of in the news. i'm waiting for a candidate to win, take over the white house, then come out and be like, you know what, i really didn't know what was going on, now that i've been briefed fully i regret some of what i said.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:02 am

Speaking as a non-US citizen, what you just said sounds pretty much the way I look at things. :P

I know Obama finished the Iraq war :clap: :clap: :clap: but he escalated the Afghanistan war.

And if Ron Paul did stand as an independent, what do you think would happen?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:15 am

Me to Jan. :x

I don't think that Discworld books are goint to end anytime soon 39 is an odd number to end them,it would have to be 42 :mrgreen:
It was at Wincanton I think that Terry said the next DW book would give a passing nod to Dodger and that was Raising Taxes after that I dont know. :)
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:43 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:

I don't think that Discworld books are goint to end anytime soon 39 is an odd number to end them,it would have to be 42 :mrgreen:


What you say is quite true WWD, 39 is an ODD number. 15 is also an odd number. And 27, 35, 3 and 17,369.
42 is an even number along with 18, 286 and 4. :lol:

And if the next DW book is to be Raising taxes, who's to say that Rhianna won't write it? :dance:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:01 am

...or better still, written by TP & RP.
Then the one after could be written by RP & TP.
Then the one after by RP only. 8-)

Then Discworld could continue and TP can write anything he wants. :dance:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby pip » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:07 am

Or meeps can take over :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Quatermass » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:11 am

So, this is the Pooh Pit, right?

Does that mean that once enough has accumulated, we shovel it all out and spread it over the crops? :think:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:29 pm

It's a very deep pit where all the cr*p ends up. :dance:

Q! :o Fancy seeing you here! :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:32 pm

Wiki wrote:Rhianna Pratchett (born December 30 of 1976 at Rowberrow in Somerset, England) is a freelance computer games scriptwriter, narrative designer and former journalist. She is a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain.

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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:48 pm

Daily Torygraph 2007 wrote:The Carry On gag "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" has been voted the funniest film one-liner.

Kenneth Williams uttered the words as Julius Caesar in 1964 romp Carry On Cleo.
It was named the best one-liner in a poll of 1,000 comedians, industry figures and film fans by Sky Movies Comedy.
Bob McCabe, author of The Rough Guide To Comedy, said: "It's great to see two British movies in the top three and well-established classics with great lasting power.

The rest of the top Top 10 was made up of:

2. He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
Terry Jones as Brian's mother - Life Of Brian (1979)

3. Surely you can't be serious?" I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.
Leslie Nielsen as Dr Rumack - Airplane! (1980)

4. Remember you're fighting for this woman's honour, which is probably more than she ever did.
Groucho Marx as Rufus T Firefly - Duck Soup (1933)

5. Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Woody Allen as Alvy Singer - Annie Hall (1977)

6. Do you have a licence for your minkey?
Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau - The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

7. Is that, is that hair gel?
Cameron Diaz as Mary Jensen - There's Something About Mary (1998)

8. Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room.
Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley - Dr Strangelove (1963)

9. Nice beaver! Thank you. I just had it stuffed.
Leslie Nielsen as Lt Frank Drebin and Priscilla Presley as Jane Spencer - The Naked Gun (1988)

10. When I met Mary I got that old-fashioned romantic feeling where I'd do anything to bone her.
Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas - Dumb and Dumber (1994)


#4 = Groucho Marx as Rufus T Firefly - Duck Soup (1933)
At DWCons, TP wears one of those badgey-type-name-cardy-things-you-wear-round-your-neck-jobbies which has Terry Pratchett on one side and Silas T Firefly on the other. When the latter is showing, you shouldn't talk to him.

I've just accidently found out where the name comes from. :dance:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:02 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Frank Herbert's and Anne McCaffrey's sons carried on their respective serials and have done well


I guess here is where we disagree. From my experience, rarely has a progeny (or even another writer) been able to take on a series and do it nearly half as well. Frank Herbert's last Dune books were pretty bad and I tried reading the first 50 pages of this son's first attempt at one and it was so bad I had to scrub my hands with soap to get the bad ink off my hands. Janet Evanovich is writing books with her son, and I tried reading one but felt my IQ dropping by 30 points to single digits. The only progency I've read who has been able to follow as well in his dad's footsteps is Jeff Shaara, son of "The Killer Angels" author Michael Shaara.
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