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(CNSNews)   John Kerry says we should call Earth "Ocean" because there's more water than land. Also wonders why cargo goes on ships, but shipments go on trucks; or why we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway   (cnsnews.com) divider line 54
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2013-03-21 12:36:15 AM
If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.
 
2013-03-21 12:38:55 AM
 
2013-03-21 12:40:17 AM

Mentat: If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.


If you play Schindler's List backwards, it shows Jews being resuced from being enslaved and exterminated, Oscar Schindler was a total monster who sold his workforce to the camps, and tells the story of a group of Heroic Nazis who saved a little girl in red from being murdered by a gas van,
 
2013-03-21 12:51:30 AM
Also, I can't seem to find the "CNSNews.com is NOT paid for by the Government like CNN, CNSNews.com is NOT Paid for by the Government like NPR" crap they used to tote as an example of their trustworthiness.

However, their comments are a fountain of paranoid stupidity.
 
2013-03-21 12:56:00 AM

Mentat: If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.


...and it synchs up perfectly with Dark Side of the Moon
 
2013-03-21 12:57:03 AM
Not bothering to click on that sack of a site.  Did he really say that, was he making a joke, or what?  I imagine he made a lame joke and they're treating it like this was a concrete / firm proposal by him?
 
2013-03-21 12:57:23 AM

hardinparamedic: Mentat: If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.

If you play Schindler's List backwards, it shows Jews being resuced from being enslaved and exterminated, Oscar Schindler was a total monster who sold his workforce to the camps, and tells the story of a group of Heroic Nazis who saved a little girl in red from being murdered by a gas van,


If you play Godzilla backwards it's about a monster who rebuilds Tokyo and then moonwalks back into the ocean
 
2013-03-21 12:57:45 AM
He also wonders why we call them apartments when they're so close together.
 
2013-03-21 12:59:27 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-03-21 01:00:19 AM

hardinparamedic: Mentat: If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.

If you play Schindler's List backwards, it shows Jews being resuced from being enslaved and exterminated, Oscar Schindler was a total monster who sold his workforce to the camps, and tells the story of a group of Heroic Nazis who saved a little girl in red from being murdered by a gas van,


If you play 127 hours backwards, it's a lovely heartwarming tale of a disabled man who finds an arm in the desert
 
2013-03-21 01:01:36 AM
And if you play Memento backwards...
 
2013-03-21 01:03:43 AM
The roof of the mouth should be called the ceiling.
 
2013-03-21 01:03:49 AM
Why do they call them refrigerators when you're only cooling something once?  Shouldn't it be a frigerator?
 
2013-03-21 01:09:01 AM
Why do they call them automobiles when they still need some degree of manual control?
 
2013-03-21 01:10:51 AM
Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?

Why are hemorrhoids called "hemorrhoids" and asteroids called "asteroids"?  Wouldn't it make more sense the other way around?  Of course then people wouldn't be proctologists, they'd be astronauts.

If the opposite of pro is con, then the opposite of progress is?
 
2013-03-21 01:14:01 AM
Is that why Gallagher went to the derp side? Because John Kerry was stealing his schtick?
 
2013-03-21 01:31:34 AM

ctrlshiftspace: And if you play Memento backwards...


... absolutely nothing changes.

/World's first palindrome movie
 
2013-03-21 01:42:33 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Not bothering to click on that sack of a site.  Did he really say that, was he making a joke, or what?  I imagine he made a lame joke and they're treating it like this was a concrete / firm proposal by him?


It was part of a discussion on how the oceans fit into environmental concerns. According to the article, the sentence that confused and outraged subby was:

"We call this beautiful planet that we are privileged to inhabit for a short period of time -- we call it Earth, but it could well have been called Ocean because three-quarters of it is ocean," at the National Geographic Society in Washington on Monday.

So, yeah, yet another stupid CNSNews "article", posted with a disingenous heading by yet another chucklehead.
 
2013-03-21 01:46:34 AM
Also wonders why cargo goes on ships, but shipments go on trucks;

Cargo also goes on aircraft, trucks, cars, and trains. A shipment is what cargo is; it just includes the motion.

or why we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway

We do drive on driveways. You drive on your driveway to get to your house. A parkway, traditionally, was a road or path alongside or surrounding a park.

the_sidewinder: Why do they call them automobiles when they still need some degree of manual control?


Because the motive force requires no effort on the part of the driver other than throttle control, as opposed to stoking a boiler, whipping a horse, or providing the motive force yourself via pedals or other manual control.

logic523: Why are hemorrhoids called "hemorrhoids" and asteroids called "asteroids"?


Hemo, meaning blood. -oid, meaning similar to or having the same form as, but different. Aster, meaning "star shaped structure", which early observations of asteroids seemed like.

Mentat: Why do they call them refrigerators when you're only cooling something once?  Shouldn't it be a frigerator?


When you buy something that needs to be kept cold, in transit, it will invariably warm to some degree. Thus, when placed inside a fridge, is it being refrigerated.

Tiberius Gracchus: He also wonders why we call them apartments when they're so close together.


The walls keep you apart from your neighbors, as opposed to blockhouses or longhouses or other communal dwellings.

unyon: The roof of the mouth should be called the ceiling.


Well...yeah. Yeah it should. The roof is the exterior of the upper surface, the ceiling is the interior.

/pay no attention to the English degree holder behind the curtain, he's drunk
//cheesy gordita crunches with a cool ranch shell are AMAZING
///why yes, i am drunk
////did i already say that?
 
2013-03-21 01:53:12 AM
grinding_journalist:

Hello, most boring person on the planet.
 
2013-03-21 01:55:02 AM
Is the skin on your forehead foreskin?

Are people from Baltimore Baltimorons?

Are citizens of Charlotte Charlatans?

I Subbies Mom easy or easiest?
 
2013-03-21 02:07:39 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: grinding_journalist:

Hello, most boring person on the planet.


Haha, I dunno why I'm being an ass. I'm in a great mood, am still pretty hammered from karaoke night and got a job offer this afternoon. I think it's the cargo/shipment thing; I've gotten tired of people saying it and thinking it's clever, and it kinda snowballed from there.

I'm serious about the cheesy gordita crunch thing, though I'll likely regret it tomorrow.
 
2013-03-21 02:11:44 AM

grinding_journalist: The All-Powerful Atheismo: grinding_journalist:

Hello, most boring person on the planet.

Haha, I dunno why I'm being an ass. I'm in a great mood, am still pretty hammered from karaoke night and got a job offer this afternoon. I think it's the cargo/shipment thing; I've gotten tired of people saying it and thinking it's clever, and it kinda snowballed from there.

I'm serious about the cheesy gordita crunch thing, though I'll likely regret it tomorrow.


I considered doing what you did, actually.  I'm just boring AND lazy.
 
2013-03-21 02:12:44 AM
Why do we say "double u, double u, double u" for World Wide Web, when "World Wide Web" is six syllables shorter?
 
2013-03-21 02:17:28 AM

0Icky0: Why do we say "double u, double u, double u" for World Wide Web, when "World Wide Web" is six syllables shorter?


because we generally say "double u double u double u" when indicating the precise letters which belong in a uniform resource locator.  If we said "world wide web" then inexperienced people might type out the words.
 
2013-03-21 02:17:38 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I considered doing what you did, actually. I'm just boring AND lazy.


*half-hearted internet high five that ends with us just kinda waving our hands in each other's direction while saying "ehhhhh..."*
 
2013-03-21 02:28:20 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: because we generally say "double u double u double u" when indicating the precise letters which belong in a uniform resource locator.  If we said "world wide web" then inexperienced people might type out the words.


Pretty sure we passed that point ten years ago.
 
2013-03-21 02:52:11 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: grinding_journalist:

Hello, most boring person on the planet.


He's Buzz Killingtons prize pupil
 
2013-03-21 03:01:28 AM

0Icky0: Why do we say "double u, double u, double u" for World Wide Web, when "World Wide Web" is six syllables shorter?


People still say WWW? Is it 1996 again?
 
2013-03-21 03:01:28 AM
Picked this one up in an email a long time ago. Might fit here as well.

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language..
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England .
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns
down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?
 
Esn
2013-03-21 04:00:23 AM

Nightfish: Picked this one up in an email a long time ago. Might fit here as well.

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language..
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England .
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway a ...


Nightfish: Picked this one up in an email a long time ago. Might fit here as well.

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language..
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England .
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway a ...


Thank you for that, I hadn't seen that one before.

You might enjoy The Chaos. I'd post it here but it's WAY too long.
 
Esn
2013-03-21 04:01:46 AM
Argh, stupid quote button, I should've previewed first...
 
2013-03-21 04:48:58 AM
And another thing: Why do we say we are taking a crap when we are really leaving it?
 
2013-03-21 05:37:21 AM
In all fairness to the guy, a lot of people have said that before, including Arthur C. Clarke. Of course, it's still wrong, for the reason pointed out by pizen back near the top of the thread.
 
2013-03-21 06:07:25 AM
Earth ,might be called Ocean if we were aquatic mammals. We're not, Let's stick with Earth.
 
2013-03-21 07:17:00 AM
Why do we call them buildings after we're already done building them? They outta be called "builts."
 
2013-03-21 07:33:43 AM

EngineerAU: ctrlshiftspace: And if you play Memento backwards...

... absolutely nothing changes.

/World's first palindrome movie


Conversely if you play some of Tarantino's movies backwards the story is told in a more straightforward and normal progression.
 
2013-03-21 07:35:19 AM

pizen: All of the Earth's water in a single sphere:

[scitechdaily.com image 544x522]


Of course using that logic, Earth should actually be called "Magma" as you could do a similar thing with the thin crusty bit at the surface.
 
2013-03-21 07:38:05 AM
FTA- "Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the "fragile ecosystem" is threatened by climate change"

Says the man who owns 5 mansions, a yacht, and a private jet that burns about 500-600 gallons of fuel an hour. (GV)

Another "the rules are for thee, not for me" phony liberal.
 
2013-03-21 07:58:45 AM

Basily Gourt: FTA- "Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the "fragile ecosystem" is threatened by climate change"

Says the man who owns 5 mansions, a yacht, and a private jet that burns about 500-600 gallons of fuel an hour. (GV)

Another "the rules are for thee, not for me" phony liberal.


0/10


C'mon, there's new material out there.
 
2013-03-21 08:10:16 AM

EyeballKid: Basily Gourt: FTA- "Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the "fragile ecosystem" is threatened by climate change"

Says the man who owns 5 mansions, a yacht, and a private jet that burns about 500-600 gallons of fuel an hour. (GV)

Another "the rules are for thee, not for me" phony liberal.

0/10



There is Al Gore also, but really calling a politician a hypocrite is kinda redundant no matter what the topic.
 
2013-03-21 08:18:34 AM

grinding_journalist: Thus, when placed inside a fridge, is it being refrigerated.


I don't know. Well, is it?
 
2013-03-21 09:34:12 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: hardinparamedic: Mentat: If you play Star Wars backwards, it's about a group of heroes who build a space station that creates planets.

If you play Schindler's List backwards, it shows Jews being resuced from being enslaved and exterminated, Oscar Schindler was a total monster who sold his workforce to the camps, and tells the story of a group of Heroic Nazis who saved a little girl in red from being murdered by a gas van,

If you play Godzilla backwards it's about a monster who rebuilds Tokyo and then moonwalks back into the ocean


If you play the Rodney King tape backwards, you see the police help Rodney up and send him on his way.   -Bill Hicks
 
2013-03-21 09:48:56 AM
If you play Transformers 2 backwards, it still sucks.
 
2013-03-21 10:53:15 AM

0Icky0: Why do we say "double u, double u, double u" for World Wide Web, when "World Wide Web" is six syllables shorter?


Or why not just hextuple-u?
 
2013-03-21 11:16:38 AM

Colour_out_of_Space: 0Icky0: Why do we say "double u, double u, double u" for World Wide Web, when "World Wide Web" is six syllables shorter?

Or why not just hextuple-u?


Trip dubs.
 
2013-03-21 01:12:27 PM

the_sidewinder: Why do they call them automobiles when they still need some degree of manual control?


Why do they call it a hot water heater? If it's already hot you don't need to heat it, do you?
 
2013-03-21 01:15:11 PM

Nightfish: And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?


Because Pop is short for Papa and Mom is short for Mama.

/killjoy, I know
 
2013-03-21 02:07:09 PM
"We call this beautiful planet that we are privileged to inhabit for a short period of time -- we call it Earth, but it could well have been called Ocean because three-quarters of it is ocean"

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-21 03:41:55 PM
we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway

I live on Park Drive  so I don't know what to do.

/also a street in town named Drive Way
 
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