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meretricious and happy new beer

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:37 am

Seasons gratings to one and all.
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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:47 am

thought I'd get in first with this one

Bah Humbug!

haha, ok no beer for me, but I would like a nice cup of tea
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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:30 am

Mmm... moloko.

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:22 am

Wishing everyone here a peaceful and safe Christmas and holiday period.
I hope you use the opportunity to engage in the practices of dana, metta bhavana and not forgetting sense-restraint.
kind regards

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:30 am

http://xkcd.com/679/
... but I hope you have a good one anyway.

:smile:

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:59 am

I had to giggle when I saw this thread. 'Meretricious' comes from the latin word 'meretrix', meaning 'sex slave' as far as I know. It's one of those words people get confused about (but in this case maybe Tilt is employing malapropism?). Then when I saw 'seasons gratings' I became sure Tilt knew precisely what meretricious meant :) nice subtle joke there :) I wonder how many 'ordinary people on the street' would not realise that wishing them a meretricious new year was actually an insult!

Edit: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/meretricious for those who don't get it. :)

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby pink_trike » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:15 pm

Haddy Grimble, All! :smile:
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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby alan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:12 pm

Merry Chrimble!
Beatle fans will know...

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby alan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:18 pm

But who is not a Beatle fan?
All sensible humans love the Beatles.
Therefore, if you don't love the Beatles, you are crazy.

Ok that wasn't pure logic but I'll stand by it.

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:25 pm

alan wrote:if you don't love the Beatles, you are crazy.
... oh. :( oh well. I don't mind being crazy :)

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby alan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:50 pm

No worries, friend. You are not alone. By my expert count, I've found at least 835 other sentient humans who don't like the Beatles.
Of course, they are all going straight to hell. But that is another story...
Happy Chrimble!

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:56 pm

me too!
Long live techno kitty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzKWFgPeBOM
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby alan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:05 pm

Huh? Relevance please?
--Mawkwish, hope you don't take that post the wrong way. Upon re-reading it it may have been offensive. Just my idea of a joke.
Merry Jingle, Happy Jangle.

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:08 pm

Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby alan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:39 pm

That was horrible. Awful, disgusting and totally distasteful.
What did I do to deserve it?
Please don't tell me you actually like this garbage.
What's up?

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:42 pm

alan wrote:hope you don't take that post the wrong way. Upon re-reading it it may have been offensive.
Naa, I'm not at all offended :) sympathetic-joy, right? :)

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:02 pm

alan wrote:That was horrible. Awful, disgusting and totally distasteful.
What did I do to deserve it?

click the link!
Please don't tell me you actually like this garbage.
What's up?

I like allot of music, including those found in the links!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby zavk » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:51 pm

Hi friends

Haven't been online much lately. Busy with social/family obligations and recovering from partying. Anyway happy holidays everyone.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:04 pm

I wish everyone well...

Went to my Mum's church this morning. The sermon had some good reminders about being present...

Now tidying the house for a family meal later in the day.

Metta
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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:17 pm

Christmas Day here. Overeating started last evening (Christmas Eve) at my son's function.

Going to my daughters' boyfriends' family function today. Then tomorrow we're all going to my younger brother for another Eat & Greet.

Diet and exercise are part of New Year's Resolution time - :pig:

Loved all presents and the wholesome intention behind them .... But I have to admit a preference for the one from my older brother ~ Sayaday U Pandita's "The State of Mind Called Beautiful".
http://www.wildmind.org/blogs/book-revi ... -u-pandita
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