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Jack Flanders 01-18-2009 05:31 AM


Brynn 01-18-2009 05:51 AM

that is a good question that doubles as innuendo

rmr 01-18-2009 06:01 AM

i bet u yawned more because u could and not more because u had too.......just my opinion....

Brynn 01-18-2009 06:03 AM

sometimes I also yawn because it relaxes my throat.

Jack Flanders 01-18-2009 06:14 AM

I YAWN BECAUSE sorry yelling again - i'm bored, tired or i saw someone else or one of my pets yawn. i'm yawning now.

rmr 01-18-2009 06:17 AM

i yawned because, well, it can be a bit boring. which makes u yawn and scratch ur head.

lukkucairi 01-18-2009 06:25 AM

I yawned because my body wanted to yawn, but I kept my mouth closed and it was a weird and novel experience.

I don't yawn any more because I can yawn with my mouth open now?

maybe I'm just not bored enough.

Brynn 01-18-2009 06:28 AM

Alternate New Question of The Day:
You've never done that before? :confused:

brightpearl 01-18-2009 10:16 AM

Oh sure.
Lots of times.

I wish I was doing it right now.

Stephi_B 01-18-2009 10:31 AM

Yes, and for other reasons.

That alternate that and other things I intend to do in the soon future.

& Hi rmr!! :)

& G'morning Perla! :)

Marcus Bales 01-18-2009 11:40 AM

In fact I'm doing it right now.

brightpearl 01-18-2009 12:58 PM

*pssssst*...Marcus! You're doing it wrong, sweetie.

MoJoRiSin 01-18-2009 02:01 PM

all to gather
i missed the qotd for 1.16.09
i am assuming that the exact time was
10:50 eastern standard time and not 10:50
pacific standard time
but i will wait for a response before answering
>zero, what time was it (my time) when you originally ask ?<

zero 01-18-2009 02:17 PM


Coffee 01-18-2009 02:38 PM

? o' de day (new)

What the fark is it?


lukkucairi 01-18-2009 02:57 PM

an observation post for machine elves

Coffee 01-18-2009 03:06 PM

bomb shelter for leaves...they get claustraphobic easy so they need windows.

brightpearl 01-18-2009 05:45 PM

portable crematorium

Stephi_B 01-18-2009 07:19 PM

a post-modern birdhouse

or an old non-/no longer functioning plasma-thingado that was set out in a cruel, heartless way by some evil plasma physicists (:(), but which has found a new home and purpose now as a birdhouse (:))

Hyakujo's Fox 01-18-2009 08:05 PM

Part of a Raise Your Own Battery Hens starter kit.

YsaPur EsChomuw 01-19-2009 02:46 PM

an environmentally-friendly tv set for rabbits and small rodents

Frieda 01-19-2009 03:39 PM

a bio-ethanol fireplace

or a handbag

zero 01-21-2009 12:00 PM


for you, other than on tv or in cinema, do "moments" exist? would people have considered their own or other's experiences in terms of "moments" before the invention of photography, cinema & television?

treekisser 01-21-2009 12:18 PM

Most probably so, but not exactly, if you get my drift, or even if you don't. Can you please repeat the question?

lukkucairi 01-21-2009 12:52 PM

there is the moment of insight or revelation, sometimes good, sometimes bad, that comes like the piling of wave on wave until the water breaches the lip of some dry rockpool. this can be a moment during some ceremony or other, or it can be a moment standing doing the washing-up, or a moment while traveling, or whateverthefwk. the moment can expand to fit the size of the revelation, or shrink to hold it snugly. it's the point where the curve becomes asymptotic.

for the above reasons, and because I'm not a solipsist, this is a common human occurrence.

brightpearl 01-21-2009 01:43 PM

Oh, sure, I experience moments all the time. Sometimes they are good, and sometimes they are bad. Sometimes they seem long, and other times it's short. I think this may indicate that they're figments of my imagination, but still, that is a way of existing.

zero 01-21-2009 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by lukie o'cairo
yes ... the moment.. comes like the piling of wave on wave until the water breaches the lip of some dry rockpool.

...and with emotional & deeply moving, john williamsesque, orchestral score quite like the one for E.T.?

Stephi_B 01-21-2009 04:09 PM

Yes, there are, they do happen just *schwupps*, and become a kinda crystallisation point in memory for something (upon which often crystallises more later on).

Only one of my moments has a soundtrack attached - for a liveband played a rememberable (an eerily fitful, I later realised) tune just then, nothing Spielbergian whatsoever.

Dunno?, but media/art might have chosen the word for a reason. One would have to check that.

In German however we have a second word for moment: Augenblick (eye-glimpse) which I prefere and which I believe predates cinema and photography in describing such a flighty but sticking point in time.

zero 01-21-2009 04:32 PM

admittedly i have a wee predilection to the german language but even so, this augenblick is an exceptionally beautiful word to my ear. and for that matter "eye-glimpse" is also a beautiful notion. thank you for your kind assistance in this matter.

zero 01-21-2009 04:43 PM

yeh, those sicklysweet, gushing "kodak moments" in the 90's are also to blame the "moment"-hungry reportage of today

lukkucairi 01-21-2009 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by zero (Post 405133)
...and with emotional & deeply moving, john williamsesque, orchestral score quite like the one for E.T.?

nah, just the humming in my ears

I need a firmware upgrade, I see :p

lukkucairi 01-21-2009 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by zero (Post 405150)

yeh, those sicklysweet, gushing "kodak moments" in the 90's are also to blame the "moment"-hungry reportage of today


Originally Posted by some damn opinion writer
Though the first English sense was its now usual one of an instant of time too short to be taken into account, it could also, though not commonly, be a specific duration one tenth of a point, where a point was either a quarter or a fifth of an hour so a moment was a little more than a minute.

Hardly long enough to be momentous.

I'd like to see him assert that to someone traveling in a plane with an engine very recently filled with errant waterfowl - a moment can be extremely momentous :mad:

MoJoRiSin 01-22-2009 01:30 AM

Mo says yes

Originally Posted by Stephi_B (Post 404746)
quink n

the touch of magic needed to make the universe stop turning, take a deep breath, and then start turning the other way round

^mo believes such things can really happen

and as an aside,
just as a coincidence,
Haley's comet was super bright
that day

Hyakujo's Fox 01-22-2009 03:52 AM

The petals do not generally fall to be beneath my feet, no. But sometimes things might fall into line, but what does that mean when you've disavowed the existence of magic?

zero 01-22-2009 05:37 AM


Originally Posted by HyaFox (Post 405178)
... magic?

:mad: that reminds of another culprit!

Coffee 01-22-2009 12:22 PM

New ? o de day.

What is magic?


magic = a collision of several coincidences.

lukkucairi 01-22-2009 12:55 PM

magic is what a guy in a tuxedo does onstage when he makes doves come out of a hat;

magick is what we do when we realize that no entity that matters actually gives a shit what we make of our lives, so we might as well have fun with the process;

majik is the prenom of an amalgamated philosopher.

treekisser 01-22-2009 01:37 PM

A thermos is magic. It keeps hot drinks hot and it keeps cold drinks cold. How does it know?

Stephi_B 01-22-2009 01:56 PM

^It makes your drink be a closed system thingie let let's out neither the cold nor the warm or so they say in thermodynamics, which is a sort of magic too, like also the black arts of quanta and relativity, but the only real kinds of magic are






zero 01-22-2009 02:59 PM


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