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2012-11-12 12:03:10 PM
Quick, take off your clothes and grab a spear!

www.historyofmacedonia.org
 
2012-11-12 01:19:37 PM
I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.
 
2012-11-12 01:25:07 PM

Diogenes: I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.


Seriously.

I wish our are circuses are am being as exciting as Macedonia's.

There ya go, subby.
 
2012-11-12 01:49:20 PM
"The lion pulled the fence and hurled towards us... we all started to run and whole hell broke loose... the lion got agitated and they were having hard time restraining it," another spectator recalls. (from Runaway Lion Panicked Circus Visitors in Macedonia

// Hurling lions were out carousing too late the night before.
 
2012-11-12 03:10:37 PM
Fortunately they had a clown car available to evacuate the whole audience.
 
2012-11-12 03:10:39 PM
img339.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-12 03:11:31 PM
Hopefully the midgets escaped unharmed.
 
2012-11-12 03:12:51 PM

cgraves67: Fortunately they had a clown car available to evacuate the whole audience.



Michelle Duggar?
 
2012-11-12 03:13:17 PM
"some women even fainted"

Did this happen in the 1940s?
 
2012-11-12 03:13:47 PM
I am www.furnation.com this thread.
 
2012-11-12 03:14:35 PM
Children were crying and some women even fainted, they said.

My god, children were CRYING!
 
2012-11-12 03:15:45 PM
www.annyas.com
 
2012-11-12 03:17:01 PM
Throw christians at em! Hey, it worked before.

/i keed
 
2012-11-12 03:22:52 PM
I wish our schools are teach English.
 
2012-11-12 03:26:27 PM
I imagine this sort of thing happens all the time in that part of the world.
 
2012-11-12 03:29:28 PM
cache.ohinternet.com

/Obligatory
 
2012-11-12 03:33:16 PM

Diogenes: I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.


img476.imageshack.us

Subjunctive Instead of the past tense? Oh we're way past tents. We're living in bungalows now, this being the Mechanical Age of course.
 
2012-11-12 03:37:49 PM
Meh, the lion was just trying to get back home.

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2012-11-12 03:39:22 PM
innocentenglish.com

Marco....Polo....Marco....Po, SHIZIT!
 
2012-11-12 03:40:16 PM
Wow, something scary happened and made world news. Of course, now they'll have to pass laws making it harder for circuses to obtain lions, making them get insurance and pay higher registration fees, etc.

/way to go, Macedonia.
 
2012-11-12 03:42:16 PM
www.roweanasden.com
 
2012-11-12 03:46:27 PM
Prey for Omarion.
 
2012-11-12 03:46:30 PM
I saw the movie already, really creepy clown, Moses was pretty good 

2010amovieaday.files.wordpress.com 

Best qutoe:

Buttons: Clowns are funny people, they only love once.
Holly: All men aren't that way, even if they act like clowns.
 
2012-11-12 03:50:02 PM

phlegmmo: cgraves67: Fortunately they had a clown car available to evacuate the whole audience.


Michelle Duggar?


Car, not Bus.
 
2012-11-12 03:57:06 PM
well....ya wanted exitement ya got it!

also fainting=foood
 
2012-11-12 04:05:00 PM
Having no other important issues to contend with, Greece insist that the country of which Skopje is the capital be referred to as "The Fomer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".
 
2012-11-12 04:06:25 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: I am [www.furnation.com image 309x242] this thread.


Dirty Cretan!
 
2012-11-12 04:17:02 PM
Subby phrased it correctly. It's that whole genie deliberate misinterpretation of the wish thingy. Had the word "were" been used the genie would have replied.

"Granted. They were as exciting. They aren't any more but they were."
 
2012-11-12 04:24:17 PM
Don't you meant The Former Yougoslav Republic of "Macedonia," subby? Where half the people are Albanians and the rest are Bulgars?
 
2012-11-12 04:28:11 PM
capt.hollister:

Having no other important issues to contend with, Greece insist that the country of which Skopje is the capital be referred to as "The Fomer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".

So I should have read farther in the Comments? Poop.
 
2012-11-12 04:31:40 PM

poonesfarm: Diogenes: I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.

Seriously.

I wish our are circuses are am being as exciting as Macedonia's.

There ya go, subby.


"The big brain am winning again! I am the greetest!"
 
2012-11-12 04:36:24 PM

GreenSun: "some women even fainted"

Did this happen in the 1940s?


I was thinking Victorian England, but that works, too.

WTP 2: well....ya wanted exitement ya got it!

also fainting=foood


This, too
 
2012-11-12 05:42:34 PM

Diogenes: I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.


How should subby have phrased it?

/long time since high school English classes
 
2012-11-12 06:21:57 PM

The One True TheDavid: capt.hollister:

Having no other important issues to contend with, Greece insist that the country of which Skopje is the capital be referred to as "The Fomer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".

So I should have read farther in the Comments? Poop.


Happens to all of us.
 
2012-11-12 06:34:46 PM
Maybe the reason most greeks insist on calling it FYROM is because the name macedonia for that country only existed the last couple years because they stole it from the greeks when macedonia was part of northern greece for thousands of years. I wonder if it would be funny to call the capital of greece TEΧΑS and claim it was our name always. so Fyrom (Former yugoslav republic of Macedonia) it is
 
2012-11-12 06:58:46 PM
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2012-11-12 07:10:48 PM
What subby, you don't have the travelling circuses from Mexico in your part of the USA?

Circo Fantastico. Haven't had my heart in my throat for awhile, but trapeeze acrobatics thirty feet above a concrete floor with no safety net did the trick. Definitely not OSHA approved. 

/then they did the three-motorcycles-one-girl-steel-cage trick
 
2012-11-12 08:24:47 PM

Aces and Eights: Diogenes: I wish people would learn to use the subjunctive.

How should subby have phrased it?

/long time since high school English classes


The headline has been fixed it. It used to say "I wish our circuses are as exciting as Macedonia's".
 
2012-11-12 08:35:26 PM
We have far superior bread, however.
 
2012-11-12 08:35:46 PM

stilatos: Maybe the reason most greeks insist on calling it FYROM is because the name macedonia for that country only existed the last couple years because they stole it from the greeks when macedonia was part of northern greece for thousands of years. I wonder if it would be funny to call the capital of greece TEΧΑS and claim it was our name always. so Fyrom (Former yugoslav republic of Macedonia) it is


True, it hasn't been a nation, but it hadn't been part of Greece since before the Ottomans. Yes, Greece still has a 3 Regions w/ the name "Macedonia" in it, but the insistence of ownership of the name "Macedonia" is nothing more nationalistic Hellenic semiotics. They can call themselves New New York for all I care, I don't live there or have a voice. Intranational symbiosis between Macedonia & Greece stands for more gain then petty fighting over a name/
 
2012-11-12 08:47:11 PM
I think the correct plural is "circi".
 
2012-11-13 02:57:19 AM

FTDA: phlegmmo: cgraves67: Fortunately they had a clown car available to evacuate the whole audience.


Michelle Duggar?

Car, not Bus.


Speaking of throwing Christians at lions, I hear she's got a quiverful.
 
2012-11-13 05:04:02 AM

northguineahills: stilatos: Maybe the reason most greeks insist on calling it FYROM is because the name macedonia for that country only existed the last couple years because they stole it from the greeks when macedonia was part of northern greece for thousands of years. I wonder if it would be funny to call the capital of greece TEΧΑS and claim it was our name always. so Fyrom (Former yugoslav republic of Macedonia) it is

True, it hasn't been a nation, but it hadn't been part of Greece since before the Ottomans. Yes, Greece still has a 3 Regions w/ the name "Macedonia" in it, but the insistence of ownership of the name "Macedonia" is nothing more nationalistic Hellenic semiotics. They can call themselves New New York for all I care, I don't live there or have a voice. Intranational symbiosis between Macedonia & Greece stands for more gain then petty fighting over a name/


for 400 years greece was part of the ottoman empire but before that (and keeping in line with how the greeks were called before that) the hellenes were there for thousands of years with ancient greek as their language. so im sorry my friend your politicians feed you this to believe you can borrow our heritage to pass it as yours. Alexander the great was a hellene spoke ancient greek and practiced hellene traditions. THe flag of macedonai of alexander the great was the star of vergina the star of vergina is in the heart of greece a city that still exists to this day, so basically the symbol of your flag is also stolen from us. i have nothing with you or the people of your nation but with the stupid politicians who believe they can steal our history to make it part of theirs. if you wanna call your country NEW MACEDONIA fine ill accept it, but macedonia? fark NO
 
2012-11-13 06:24:07 AM
I believe those lion eyes
 
2012-11-13 09:58:39 PM

stilatos: northguineahills: stilatos: Maybe the reason most greeks insist on calling it FYROM is because the name macedonia for that country only existed the last couple years because they stole it from the greeks when macedonia was part of northern greece for thousands of years. I wonder if it would be funny to call the capital of greece TEΧΑS and claim it was our name always. so Fyrom (Former yugoslav republic of Macedonia) it is

True, it hasn't been a nation, but it hadn't been part of Greece since before the Ottomans. Yes, Greece still has a 3 Regions w/ the name "Macedonia" in it, but the insistence of ownership of the name "Macedonia" is nothing more nationalistic Hellenic semiotics. They can call themselves New New York for all I care, I don't live there or have a voice. Intranational symbiosis between Macedonia & Greece stands for more gain then petty fighting over a name/

for 400 years greece was part of the ottoman empire but before that (and keeping in line with how the greeks were called before that) the hellenes were there for thousands of years with ancient greek as their language. so im sorry my friend your politicians feed you this to believe you can borrow our heritage to pass it as yours. Alexander the great was a hellene spoke ancient greek and practiced hellene traditions. THe flag of macedonai of alexander the great was the star of vergina the star of vergina is in the heart of greece a city that still exists to this day, so basically the symbol of your flag is also stolen from us. i have nothing with you or the people of your nation but with the stupid politicians who believe they can steal our history to make it part of theirs. if you wanna call your country NEW MACEDONIA fine ill accept it, but macedonia? fark NO


Thanks for the refresher history course (I did my BA in History and focused my GIS/MA in the Balkans), seriously, thanks. It would take hours of random wiki links to remember those details, and I dig history. I'm not Macedonian, I'm actually an American (last branch of the family got here during the Civil War) of Scottish decent. I'm just curious about history and geography. Most of today's (FYR)Macedonians are south Slavic linguistically (except the Albanians). Historically geographically, (FYR)Macedonia is part of what was the ancient kingdom/region of Macedonia. "New Macedonia" is not a bad term for the republic. But, I feel a more accurate compromise would be "North Macedonia".

The semiotic spat can at time be seen as silly, but hey at least most (98%) of (FYR)Macedonians aren't Turks, right? (j/k, That's a discussion for another day, and I actually like secular Turks).
 
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