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Old 12th March 2020, 06:13 AM   #3121
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I'm interested in all manner of things, but my background is in mental health, so a load of health issues. I also studied environmental sciences before that and maintain an interest in those sort of areas.

The MH part of my background also gave me an interest in how and why people believe certain things, how we perceive the rest of the world and each other, how we understand ourselves.

My mother used to say that the first word I learned was "Why?", followed rapidly by "How?" and that it was all downhill from there. I reckon that if I was US-ian I'd have to come from Minnesota...
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Old 12th March 2020, 06:28 AM   #3122
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Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King View Post
I'm interested in all manner of things, but my background is in mental health, so a load of health issues. I also studied environmental sciences before that and maintain an interest in those sort of areas.

The MH part of my background also gave me an interest in how and why people believe certain things, how we perceive the rest of the world and each other, how we understand ourselves.

My mother used to say that the first word I learned was "Why?", followed rapidly by "How?" and that it was all downhill from there. I reckon that if I was US-ian I'd have to come from Minnesota...
FYI: Missouri is called The Show-Me State. If you said 'How', you would have come from an Indian Reservation.

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Old 12th March 2020, 11:26 PM   #3123
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Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King View Post
I'm interested in all manner of things, but my background is in mental health, so a load of health issues. I also studied environmental sciences before that and maintain an interest in those sort of areas.

The MH part of my background also gave me an interest in how and why people believe certain things, how we perceive the rest of the world and each other, how we understand ourselves.

My mother used to say that the first word I learned was "Why?", followed rapidly by "How?" and that it was all downhill from there. I reckon that if I was US-ian I'd have to come from Minnesota...
And a Neutral Milk Hotel fan, too. Welcome!
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Old 12th March 2020, 11:57 PM   #3124
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Over the years I have found that, being a member hereas well as a member of the graham Hancock forum, means that the ideas in the latter, many of which totally lack any kind of rational reasoning, can be challenged with a greater degree of confidence and knowledge because of being here!
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Old 13th March 2020, 10:36 AM   #3125
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FYI: Missouri is called The Show-Me State. If you said 'How', you would have come from an Indian Reservation.

...I'm going to hell, I just know it...
I did actually know that - I'll blame posting before I had my daily coffee.

Or I could try to bluff it out, claiming to be a "Star of the North"...
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Old 13th March 2020, 10:41 AM   #3126
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And a Neutral Milk Hotel fan, too. Welcome!
Yeah, that too.

My most used 'nym also declares allegiance to another band rather more associated with Athens, Ga, but someone else was laready using it.
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Old 14th March 2020, 10:06 AM   #3127
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Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King View Post
I'm interested in all manner of things, but my background is in mental health, so a load of health issues. I also studied environmental sciences before that and maintain an interest in those sort of areas.
You'll be right at home here.

There's also a Home Gardening Thread in Community that looks pretty suitable, although I'd be concerned about someone who doesn't just let their carrots flower, but is the King of doing so.
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Old 14th March 2020, 11:52 AM   #3128
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
You'll be right at home here.

There's also a Home Gardening Thread in Community that looks pretty suitable, although I'd be concerned about someone who doesn't just let their carrots flower, but is the King of doing so.

Are we sure that "carrot flower" isn't a euphemism for something?
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Old 14th March 2020, 02:38 PM   #3129
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Are we sure that "carrot flower" isn't a euphemism for something?
Possible, but not one I've heard of. Be a bloody strange colour, for starters.

(I suspect it's more about carving carrot flowers, but thought I'd get that one in anyway)
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Old 15th March 2020, 04:45 AM   #3130
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Are we sure that "carrot flower" isn't a euphemism for something?
As MoeFaux noted, it's a reference to a couple of songs on Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea album - King of Carrot Flowers, Parts 1 & 2. Exactly what Jeff Mangum, the writer, means by that is another thing altogether (my interpretation of the lyrics of Pt1 seems to be at odds with everyone else's).
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Old 15th March 2020, 01:27 PM   #3131
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Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King View Post
As MoeFaux noted, it's a reference to a couple of songs on Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea album - King of Carrot Flowers, Parts 1 & 2. Exactly what Jeff Mangum, the writer, means by that is another thing altogether (my interpretation of the lyrics of Pt1 seems to be at odds with everyone else's).
It's a beautiful album. Haven't listened to it in some time as a whole, but listen to the track your name is based on at least once or twice a year as it will randomly pop into my head.
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Old 15th March 2020, 01:40 PM   #3132
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Actually, come to think of it, Two-Headed Boy might be my favorite from that album. That one comes to me quite a bit, has a lot of passion in it.
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Old 22nd March 2020, 08:04 AM   #3133
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Hello everyone........ A nice site here,I wanted to register and make friends here
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Old 22nd March 2020, 08:13 AM   #3134
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Hello everyone........ A nice site here,I wanted to register and make friends here
Welcome Dude111, I'm sure you abide 111 times more than that other 'Dude'.

Wait, are the 1's supposed to represent exclamations? So, it's like "Dude!!!"?




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Old 22nd March 2020, 04:01 PM   #3135
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Hmmmmmm no not really........ Im not sure why I picked 111


Thank you for the welcome and welcome to all!!


This site is quite fast!!!!! (VBB is my favourite software (3.x and lower))
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Old 23rd March 2020, 11:33 PM   #3136
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Welcome, Dude. You have flattered the Forum, and that is good. The site *is* fast! Lightning fast! Perfect for posting and skipping through the subforums. Enjoy!
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Old 24th March 2020, 07:37 AM   #3137
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Old 24th March 2020, 08:07 AM   #3138
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Some people are going to think you are a plant. There is a contingent of people here who think that running old software is a major impediment to forum growth.
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Old 24th March 2020, 01:00 PM   #3139
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Some people are going to think you are a plant.

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I, for one, welcome our new plant overlords.
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I, for one, welcome our new plant overlords.
That's not fair, Dude111 sounds like he could be a fun guy.

(That certainly works better out loud than in print.)
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That's not fair, Dude111 sounds like he could be a fun guy.

(That certainly works better out loud than in print.)

No one ever said overlords couldn't be fun guys.
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Thank you Dr. Keith for those nice words..... Im very friendly
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Welcome Dude111, I'm sure you abide 111 times more than that other 'Dude'.

Wait, are the 1's supposed to represent exclamations? So, it's like "Dude!!!"?




Welcome everyone.
Who in their right mind would dare use an exclamation point in their forum name?
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No one ever said overlords couldn't be fun guys.
Or fun guses.
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It's been so long, I've forgotten why we talk about goats. Please don't flame me.

Hello, new peoples.
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Shemp.
Succinct!
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Old 5th April 2020, 06:56 AM   #3147
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Hey, that was just a rumor. Give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Shemp is a great architect. He has designed many beautiful buildings. Do they call him Shemp the architect? No! He's an engineer, who has built many bridges that are used daily. Do they call him Shemp the bridge builder? No. But he ***** just one goat...
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Shemp is a great architect. He has designed many beautiful buildings. Do they call him Shemp the architect? No! He's an engineer, who has built many bridges that are used daily. Do they call him Shemp the bridge builder? No. But he ***** just one goat...

How do you know it was just one?
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Y'all gonna scare all the new members all away. Haven't had one since the G-word was mentioned.
If you have to mention the G-word, rather replace it with something nice. We will all know what you mean.
Something nice and sweet, like a flower perhaps? Maybe geranium or gladiolus or goldenrod?
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Y'all gonna scare all the new members all away. Haven't had one since the G-word was mentioned.
If you have to mention the G-word, rather replace it with something nice. We will all know what you mean.
Something nice and sweet, like a flower perhaps? Maybe geranium or gladiolus or goldenrod?

I don't think you can do that with a gladiolus or goldenrod.

Not sure about geraniums.
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Y'all gonna scare all the new members all away. Haven't had one since the G-word was mentioned.
If you have to mention the G-word, rather replace it with something nice. We will all know what you mean.
Something nice and sweet, like a flower perhaps? Maybe geranium or gladiolus or goldenrod?
Shemp ****** a geranium?
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Shemp ****** a geranium?

"Some people say ..."
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So... how about a "Welcome Back"?

It's been... about a year and a half since I was here last. Not on purpose, it just got chaotic. Got a new job, moved to a new state, new job is super busy, and ISF is blacked at work so my posting opportunities dropped dramatically. Then when I tried to post from home, the system decided it didn't like my password, but the password reset option locked me into a horrible loop of "here, try tapatalk!" that wouldn't let me actually reset it.

Now I'm working from home for the foreseeable future... and it turns out that once I'm outside of my company's firewall I can actually get here! So now I have the ability to waste time with you guys again!
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Welcome back, nice to see you!

Just when I come back to Puget Sound, I see you have left. Our relationship is doomed.
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Welcome back, nice to see you!

Just when I come back to Puget Sound, I see you have left. Our relationship is doomed.
Unfortunately so...

I traded the land of nice temperatures for a land of sun. I was a bit surprised, but I really like Arizona. It's beautiful here, with a lot more plant life than I expected. And the skies are gorgeous, I can see forever. And so much sun. I didn't realize how much I missed sunshine. I actually like the desert, I like the dry climate. The oddest thing so far is that I adapted much quicker than I expected - It's 80F outside, and we've got the windows open... and I've got on long-sleeves. In another couple of hours the sun will be going down, and I'll get chilly.

It's still so weird to me. In WA, 80F was hot and sweaty and uncomfortable, and I lamented the loss of the wonderful 65F days. Now, 65F is cold and I need a sweater, 80F is perfectly comfortable and a little cool if there's a breeze, and 105F is a nice warm day.
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That weather sounds right to my liking, EC. Something about a nice 100 degree desert day is just divine.
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
So... how about a "Welcome Back"?

It's been... about a year and a half since I was here last. Not on purpose, it just got chaotic. Got a new job, moved to a new state, new job is super busy, and ISF is blacked at work so my posting opportunities dropped dramatically. Then when I tried to post from home, the system decided it didn't like my password, but the password reset option locked me into a horrible loop of "here, try tapatalk!" that wouldn't let me actually reset it.

Now I'm working from home for the foreseeable future... and it turns out that once I'm outside of my company's firewall I can actually get here! So now I have the ability to waste time with you guys again!

Good to see you back. Glad you battered your way in.

I didn't even know we had a new state. What's it called? ('Edwin' has a nice ring to it. I hope they called it 'Edwin'.)
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Good to see you back. Glad you battered your way in.

I didn't even know we had a new state. What's it called? ('Edwin' has a nice ring to it. I hope they called it 'Edwin'.)
"Edwin" is nice, but I'm going to stick with "Roland".
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