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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 11:21 pm
by Antarius
That's okay. I'm protected.

8)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 5:23 am
by Major Tom
heh

** HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE: Aluminum was originally named "alumium" by Sir Humphry Davy, who later changed it to "aluminum" (perhaps in an attempt to make it more Latinized since alumen is Latin for alum, the aluminum compound that the name is derived from). The British (and allied English speakers) shortly thereafter changed the name once more, this time to "aluminium" so that it would again match the pattern of most other elements (helium, sodium, etc.), while the North Americans eventually decided to keep the second, slightly more traditional name. I predict that North Americans will adopt the more regular "-ium" spelling by the year 2050, prompting the British to start calling it "alumininium". At that point debate can begin on changing "platinum" to "platinium

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 6:34 am
by Antarius
And when will you start calling the planet "Your Anus", like the rest of us?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 6:53 am
by Major Tom
When we acheive equivalent crudity

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 11:50 am
by mouse
i myself am a big fan of theafdb - wouldn't read the bruno forum without mine!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:16 pm
by Major Tom
So that's why your brain waves don't feed me.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 12:09 am
by Antarius
A more protective method, as adopted by Kilo, is to simply turn one's brain off!

Kind of like write-protecting a floppy disk to avoid boot sectir virii. Guaranteed protection!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 5:35 am
by Major Tom
[OT]

or rather,

[OOT] -- I'm really liking this storyline (you know -- the strip??) -- Ian is using some of his bestest Bruno-expressions in the throes of labor.

I enjoy the detailed desperation. :D

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 6:05 am
by Antarius
Agreed. Of course, Ian's artwork is always of a high standard, to see the expressions (read=vein popping agony) expressed in a two-dimensional line art is really quite an achievement.

A feather in your cap, Ian!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 2:25 pm
by mouse
ian's drawing ability is one of the things that i really like about the strip. and fiona's wit, of course - amazing how the thought of 2 weeks of labor causes the milk of human kindness to flow!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 4:43 pm
by Antarius
Agreed. In fact, I think the character of "Fiona," has blossomed to the point that she leaves her "inspiration" (Garfield) for dead!

More violent, more sarcastic, more grumpy...

She doesn't have the voracious appetite, but how stale did that get?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:22 am
by Major Tom
Speaking on Fiona's appetite, I need to diagree with you, in part -- I don't, in fact, believe that Fiona would ever leave Garfield for dead...


...She would make damned certain, and then enjoy him with a bit of tartar sauce.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 1:09 pm
by mouse
i had always assumed garfield was the inspiration for _bruno_ - fiona clearly has a higher origin.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 4:00 pm
by Antarius
Mmmmm.... Roast Tabby...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 7:20 pm
by Major Tom
Antarius wrote:Mmmmm.... Roast Tabby...



Heyheyhey, watch those Garfield thoughts -- no Italian, remember.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2002 8:35 pm
by Antarius
Oooh! Good thought!

All of that Lasagne would have to make him qualify as Italian Food now, right?


Ooh! Another problem... I'm a Vegetarian Dragon (Link to BtB Archives), whilst the Garfield eats Lasagne Bolognase - which has meat... So I guess that rules the little furball out...

What about you, meathead? :evil:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 5:56 am
by Major Tom
Oh, I'm pure vegan -- if by that they mean "huge concentrations of fatty meat and meat by-products and by-products by-products."

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:58 pm
by mouse
a hot dog man, in other words (well, maybe not - not sure some of those really qualify as _meat_)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:04 pm
by Major Tom
Well, it all depends -- are you talking beif or prok hotdogs?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:14 pm
by mouse
tofurkey

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:17 pm
by Major Tom
Tofurkme??


Tofurkewe!!!!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:19 pm
by mouse
tofurk yourself - i ain't goin' _near_ that thing.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:23 pm
by Major Tom
Fair enough --

wanna just split a cheeseburger?

you can have the cheeeze...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:24 pm
by mouse
how can i refuse an offer like that?

you know, the really amusing part of this repartee is, according to the board heading, no one is here at the moment....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:26 pm
by Major Tom
pssfft -- ain't it true though.