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Postby Myriad on Tue Apr 17, 2001 2:40 am

A thought:<P><I>The goddess of Dischord, jealous at not having been invited to the feast of the gods, tossed into the midst of the party a golden apple, perfect in shape and form, bearing the inscription, "For the Fairest." Three goddesses immediately lay claim to it: Hera, the Queen; Aphrodite, the Beautiful; and Athena, the Wise. They appealed to Zeus to decide; but Zeus, knowing full well that one cannot stick one's hand into a hornet's nest without getting stung one's self, declined the matter.<P>Instead, the goddess appealed to a young swain named Paris, the youngest son of King Priam of Troy, to judge. They spun his head into total twistiness by promising him riches, or wisdom, or nations to rule, or the most beautiful woman in all the land.</I><P>For the life of me, I wouldn't wish Joe's position on anyone in the universe. Forces are slowly aligning themselves to the point where he's going to <B>have</B> to make a decision, and somebody is going to get hurt. Again.<P>Thoughts?<P>-myriad-<P>
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Postby Spaceman42 on Tue Apr 17, 2001 2:59 am

Heh.<P>Counter-thought:<P><I>Paris could have just given it to the palest person on Earth, fair meaning both beautiful and pale. :P </I><P>Hrm.<P>Me neither.<P>Poor Joe.<P>At least he has his [root] beer to console him.<P>Heh, A&W rootbeer all the way!
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Postby Slappy the Stick on Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:07 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Myriad:
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For the life of me, I wouldn't wish Joe's position on anyone in the universe.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>hmmmm..... how can I make you hate so much that you wish it on me???? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> I would have to disagree with you. To be surrounded by such strong, independent, beautiful women would be a godsend in my book. If Joe is tactful and thoughtful enough (which usually
he is) he can find a way of making sure no one is hurt. He's not sure what he wants but nobody usually is, especially if that person has never experienced these problems before. Being that this is high school he probably hasn't. To be dating Ceilidh, have the interest of Phoebe, be close friends with Alison, Helene and Deirdre - I have just one question - how do I trade places with that man,..... <P>of course, I would be dating Alison. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>What? What do you mean it's just a comic? OF COURSE Alison is real, what are you talking about...... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>
Well, this also gives me a chance to bitch about Pheobe's statement. What is she trying to do? Why does she care now what Joe does? If she liked Joe all this time, why didn't she do something about it then. I'm *hoping* that she is just making sure her friend Ceilidh is hooked up with the right guy...... however, if that is true, she does have a strange way of going about it...... and if she decided she does like Joe now, she sure is being really bitchy by going behind her back and confronting him now.......<P><font size=5><b>oh the twistiness!</b></font>
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Postby Asha on Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:14 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slappy the Stick:
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What? What do you mean it's just a comic? OF COURSE Alison is real, what are you talking about...... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif">
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>She sits next to me in science. She's such a slut.<P>Oh wait, that's ALLISON...<P>What IS with the weird spellings, anyway? Helene, Alison, Iain...<P>Ok, I'm full of crap.
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Postby Jen Aside on Tue Apr 17, 2001 6:27 am

I saw a solution to that. Paris should've cut the apple in half with his mighty sword (hehe!), so it read "For the Fair" and "est" (Latin: "he is").<P>Twist! <IMG SRC="http://www.ihs4ever.com/~cwm/kao/cactus/yoppa.gif">
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Postby Darth Paradox on Tue Apr 17, 2001 8:41 am

Hail Eris.<P><i>Being a healthy young Trojan lad, Paris promptly accepted Aphrodite's bribe and she got the apple and he got screwed.</i><P>Makes ye think about Joe's choice, nae?
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Postby Cerebrus on Tue Apr 17, 2001 8:49 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jen Aside:
<B>I saw a solution to that. Paris should've cut the apple in half with his mighty sword (hehe!), so it read "For the Fair" and "est" (Latin: "he is").</B><P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"est" can also be translated as "she is" or "it is." It's gender neutral. Note also that since Aphrodite and Athena are referred to, rather than Venus or Minerva, the Latin probably wouldn't have helped much...<p>[This message has been edited by Cerebrus (edited 04-17-2001).]
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Postby Jen Aside on Tue Apr 17, 2001 9:11 am

Fine.<P>"For the Fa" (music)<P>"I" (Paris keeps)<P>"Rest" (let it sleep)<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.ihs4ever.com/~cwm/kao/cactus/wai.gif">
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Postby bunnyThor on Tue Apr 17, 2001 9:55 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jen Aside:
<B>Fine.<P>"For the Fa" (music)<P>"I" (Paris keeps)<P>"Rest" (let it sleep)
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually, the golden apple wouldn't have been in English. What it would have said was "Kallisti". (Actually "kappa alpha lambda lambda iota sigma tau iota" with appropriate accent marks, but I'm limited to ASCII here...)<P>------------------
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Postby Antithesis on Wed Apr 18, 2001 12:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spaceman42:
<B>Counter-thought:<P><I>Paris could have just given it to the palest person on Earth, fair meaning both beautiful and pale. :P </I>
:P</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, if paleness is how you make decisions, then Athena clearly should have gotten the apple...<P>After all, Athena was also known as Pallas...and Pallas comes from the same root as 'pale' and 'pallid' do...
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Postby Darth Paradox on Wed Apr 18, 2001 1:55 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sterling:
<B>And, as bunnythor almost pointed out, this discussion hinges on the <I>English</I> meanings of fair. (And the others words in the phrase on the apple) The original myth had the phrase, likely, in Ancient Greek, which I'm fairly sure had/has different synonyms from English.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>True.
I often see it as "to the prettiest"...<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.darthparadox.f2s.com/discordianthumb.gif"> <P>There's KALLISTI in the Greek... hovering though it does over a badly-drawn apple. Yay for MSPaint, and Hail Eris.<P><edit: smarked the HTML><p>[This message has been edited by Darth Paradox (edited 04-18-2001).]
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Postby Sterling on Wed Apr 18, 2001 3:35 am

And, as bunnythor almost pointed out, this discussion hinges on the <I>English</I> meanings of fair. (And the others words in the phrase on the apple) The original myth had the phrase, likely, in Ancient Greek, which I'm fairly sure had/has different synonyms from English.<P>------------------
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Postby Jen Aside on Wed Apr 18, 2001 4:54 am

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Postby Juno on Wed Apr 18, 2001 5:20 am

Wow! bunnyThor, how did you just pull that out of the air like that? You must be really good at greek....@_@ (i'm not...)
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Postby Fool on Wed Apr 18, 2001 5:23 am

Golden Applesauce!
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