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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:26   

FtK made a comment in a PM to me about my minions here.

I said that "minion" implied people at my direction, and that I didn't presume that applied.

But I got to thinking just how convenient having some (or even one) minions could be, and thought I'd float that idea.

I'll really try not to be too much of a slavedriver... ask for a bit of transcription here, some online research there, that sort of thing. No making bricks without straw, I promise.

So, how about it? What's the prospect for official minion status here?

(The "crickets chirping" response seems likely.)

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Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:36   

Now if you'd asked for an FtK-baiting minion, they'd be beating a freeway to your door.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:39   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2007,15:26)
FtK made a comment in a PM to me about my minions here.

I said that "minion" implied people at my direction, and that I didn't presume that applied.

But I got to thinking just how convenient having some (or even one) minions could be, and thought I'd float that idea.

I'll really try not to be too much of a slavedriver... ask for a bit of transcription here, some online research there, that sort of thing. No making bricks without straw, I promise.

So, how about it? What's the prospect for official minion status here?

(The "crickets chirping" response seems likely.)

To be honest Wes, you're hardly a Dembski like figure with an agenda to make money of your rubes*.

I've found AtBC to be a community that welcomes outsiders, and debate. But you *have* to be able to debate, that's they key. If anything, we're over tolerant to the point of if detracting from the pleasure of involvement, but such is the price of freedom.



* I did donate to the new server fund, though.

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:43   

:p  :p  :p  :p  :p

HAHAHAHAHAHa.

I'd trade some work. Edit. No I wouldn't.

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C.J.O'Brien



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:43   

Here is another (slightly differently translated) quotation of the beginning of that passage from Augustine, without the elipsis:
“Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other
elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions,
about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and seasons, about the kinds of
animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he holds to as being certain from reason and
experience."

--your devoted minion, CJ

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:46   

Sooooo what's minioning paying these days? I'd sure love to get me some of that hot minion action.

Wait. That's meant to be hot midget action. Forget I said anything.

Louis

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:49   

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your devoted minion, CJ


And the warm fuzzy I get from that just about balances out the sour taste from the following:

OK, FtK, you're right, I *do* have minions. Or at least minion.

But at least he posted something substantive, too, so there. And without any real prompting.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:52   

What? A minyan? Wes, I didn't know you were Jewish!



[cue crickets]



Remember, the 10 o'clock show gets a little blue...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:54   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 29 2007,15:52)
What? A minyan? Wes, I didn't know you were Jewish!



[cue crickets]



Remember, the 10 o'clock show gets a little blue...

WES' MINIVAN:



PHHWAAAAOOOOR LOOK AT DAPHNE.  :O

[need a bigger pic]

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,15:57   

I dunno - that could be a more nuanced insult that you imagined.  I did some online research, as per your request.

From the OED  
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minion - 1. a. Originally: a (usually male) favourite of a sovereign, prince, or other powerful person; a person who is dependent on a patron's favour; a hanger-on. In later use (without the connotation ‘favoured’): a follower or underling, esp. one who is servile or unimportant; a servant, officer, subordinate, assistant; a henchman.
 In early use sometimes with contemptuous suggestion of homosexual relations

The second definition isn't much better.  
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b. A male or female lover. Also (freq. derogatory): a man or woman kept for sexual favours; a mistress or paramour. Obs.

Some of the others are quite interesting.  
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A kind of small culverin or cannon. More fully minion gun, piece. Now hist.
and  
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A kind of small lettuce. More fully minion lettuce. Obs.

Great word!

yr devoted lettuce
Albatrossity

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,16:03   

I'm less of a minion, more of a well wisher, in that I don't wish you any specific harm.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: June 29 2007,21:08   

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minion - 1. a. Originally: a (usually male) favourite of a sovereign, prince, or other powerful person

*tentatively raises hand* I can type.

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SpaghettiSawUs



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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2007,14:42   

Well, I've never been minionized before.
But I'm not keen on being turned into a lettuce.
Doesn't Satan have minions? Or is that Santa? Can I be your elf? See Louis, they're kinda midgity... we can all be Santa's Elves!!

I'm up for that. So long as I get to test Scalextric sets. (And I aint polishing any of Rudolph's shiny red bits).

Cheers
Spags

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2007,14:49   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2007,15:26)
FtK made a comment in a PM to me about my minions here.

I said that "minion" implied people at my direction, and that I didn't presume that applied.

But I got to thinking just how convenient having some (or even one) minions could be, and thought I'd float that idea.

I'll really try not to be too much of a slavedriver... ask for a bit of transcription here, some online research there, that sort of thing. No making bricks without straw, I promise.

So, how about it? What's the prospect for official minion status here?

(The "crickets chirping" response seems likely.)

I supose it was easier for Ftk to deal with the idea of minions than the idea that people came to be anti-ID independently through evidence.

I am a tad dissapointed with Ftk as I actually did have hopes that she would see just how corrupt the ID side was.

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2007,14:55   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 01 2007,15:49)
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2007,15:26)
FtK made a comment in a PM to me about my minions here.

I said that "minion" implied people at my direction, and that I didn't presume that applied.

But I got to thinking just how convenient having some (or even one) minions could be, and thought I'd float that idea.

I'll really try not to be too much of a slavedriver... ask for a bit of transcription here, some online research there, that sort of thing. No making bricks without straw, I promise.

So, how about it? What's the prospect for official minion status here?

(The "crickets chirping" response seems likely.)

I supose it was easier for Ftk to deal with the idea of minions than the idea that people came to be anti-ID independently through evidence.

I am a tad dissapointed with Ftk as I actually did have hopes that she would see just how corrupt the ID side was.

Since Ichy isn't around anymore, I'll say it.

"See the projection inherent in the system!

See the projection inherent in the system!

Help help, we're being projected upon!"

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2007,15:49   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ June 29 2007,15:26)
FtK made a comment in a PM to me about my minions here.

I said that "minion" implied people at my direction, and that I didn't presume that applied.

But I got to thinking just how convenient having some (or even one) minions could be, and thought I'd float that idea.

I'll really try not to be too much of a slavedriver... ask for a bit of transcription here, some online research there, that sort of thing. No making bricks without straw, I promise.

So, how about it? What's the prospect for official minion status here?

(The "crickets chirping" response seems likely.)

*raises hand.


I wanna be a minion. Do we get a patch or merit badges or a cookie or something?

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2007,16:01   

Just point me at the church that needs burnin'.

Or maybe the person that needs to be ebola-ized.

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,08:08   

Personally I prefer "Myrmidons".

(I first came across the word in a John Buchan book, the second in a trilogy, at the beggining of which one of the characters scores the winning try in a Scotland rugby match.  Now lets see how many people know their Buchan.  The same book also has the word Hamesucken, which is the act of assaulting someone in their own home.)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,08:48   

Can I start out as a lackey, and work my way up to minion?  Is there a paid training program?  How are the benefits?

ps:  I do say "NO" however to starting as a lickspittle.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,08:54   

J-Dog,

I'm afraid we only have an opening for toady at best. Granted you are more qualified than the lickspittle entry level requires, but are you toady material? Have you got the required fawning sycophancy diplomas? The toady level is no easy start for any minion, you are required to be able to be instantly obsequious and demonstrate a grovelling servility that would give a chastised Edwardian butler pause.

Perhaps we could find some space for you at the peon grade.

Louis (AtBC Head of Minion Recruitment)

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,09:19   

Quote (Louis @ July 02 2007,08:54)
J-Dog,

I'm afraid we only have an opening for toady at best. Granted you are more qualified than the lickspittle entry level requires, but are you toady material? Have you got the required fawning sycophancy diplomas? The toady level is no easy start for any minion, you are required to be able to be instantly obsequious and demonstrate a grovelling servility that would give a chastised Edwardian butler pause.

Perhaps we could find some space for you at the peon grade.

Louis (AtBC Head of Minion Recruitment)

Louis,

I have always admired the exquisite beauty,  appropriatness and intelligence inherent is all your posts.  It's not often that someone of your perspicacity graces a board like this, and I am sure that I can speak for all of us here, that we are all so extremely fortunate to bathe in the reflected glow of your wit and wisdom.

I would certainly like to apply for the toady position, if you think I have the qualifications, Your Worthyiness.

Most respectfully and worshipfully yours,

Toady Applicant Extrordinaire

ps:  Please don't turn me down and force me to go to UD, where my extreme toadiness would pale and only be like a popped pimple on DaveScot, Sal and the other UD Minions Big Toady Butts.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,09:34   

J-Dog,

Nice of you to notice.

When are you going to start with the exaggerated sycophancy and grandiloquent superlatives required for the position?

Louis

P.S. You can have the job, but only because I like you. Which just goes to show it's who you know!

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,12:39   

I'll be a minion.  It would be a step up from my current job.

One condition, though, I'll need a nametag that says "Doc Minion" and a card that gets me 10% off at the bar.

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:06   

I would like to be a toady!

Providing the post came with the = jumping ability. I am sure I could make a good income with froglike jumping skills. The fly-catching tongue would be bound to make me more popular with women too. :D

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:09   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 02 2007,13:06)
I would like to be a toady!

Providing the post came with the = jumping ability. I am sure I could make a good income with froglike jumping skills. The fly-catching tongue would be bound to make me more popular with women too. :D

as would the "dead bug breath"

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:11   

Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 02 2007,13:06)
I would like to be a toady!

Providing the post came with the = jumping ability. I am sure I could make a good income with froglike jumping skills. The fly-catching tongue would be bound to make me more popular with women too. :D

Stephen - What an excellent post, just like all your posts!  Unlike some of the OTHER posters here, I think you will be awarded your Pullitzer and Noble prizes very soon!

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:23   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 02 2007,13:09)
 
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 02 2007,13:06)
I would like to be a toady!

Providing the post came with the = jumping ability. I am sure I could make a good income with froglike jumping skills. The fly-catching tongue would be bound to make me more popular with women too. :D

as would the "dead bug breath"

I was kinda hoping that my mind-altering skin excretions would be an effective counter-measure to any odious objections.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:25   

Quote (J-Dog @ July 02 2007,13:11)
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ July 02 2007,13:06)
I would like to be a toady!

Providing the post came with the = jumping ability. I am sure I could make a good income with froglike jumping skills. The fly-catching tongue would be bound to make me more popular with women too. :D

Stephen - What an excellent post, just like all your posts!  Unlike some of the OTHER posters here, I think you will be awarded your Pullitzer and Noble prizes very soon!

Hah! Just because you have better toady skills than I do does not guarantee you the job. Maybe my family connections are better than yours.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,13:34   

Quote (guthrie @ July 02 2007,08:08)
Personally I prefer "Myrmidons".

(I first came across the word in a John Buchan book, the second in a trilogy, at the beggining of which one of the characters scores the winning try in a Scotland rugby match.  Now lets see how many people know their Buchan.

Forget these piffling modern writers! Achilles led the Myrmidons at the siege of Troy, so I'll see your Buchan and raise you a Homer.

Supposedly they were descended from a princess who had been seduced by Zeus, in the form of an ant. I can't even imagine how that is supposed to work.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,14:06   

Stephen, thats the point.  Buchan, being a well educated man, moving in such circles, used words such as myrmidons in that way.  Wouldn't you rather be a myrmidon in the battle against creationism than a minion?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,14:26   

Meanwhile, I'm accepting applications for 'lickspittle'.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,14:27   

Quote (stephenWells @ July 02 2007,13:34)
Supposedly they were descended from a princess who had been seduced by Zeus, in the form of an ant. I can't even imagine how that is supposed to work.

Well, not exactly. See this site for a better explanation of the mythology than that given on Wikipedia. In brief, Zeus kidnapped the princess (Aegina) and, in the form of an eagle, whisked her off somewhere and got her pregnant. The fruit of this union was Aecus, who became king of the island Aegina. Hera, annoyed at the philanderings of her husband, killed off all the inhabitants of that island named after her husband's lover. Aecus (being now a king devoid of minions) implored Zeus to repopulate the island after seeing a colony of hard-working ants, and Zeus obliged by changing the ants into hard-working, hard-fighting people. Aecus was also the grandfather of Achilles, and the Myrmidons were the troops that he brought to the siege of Troy.

This association is also retained today in the names of many genera of ants, e.g. Myrmecia, Myrmica.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,14:59   

I could sure use a couple of kitchen drudges.

Also, yardwork lackeys.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,20:54   

I need a husband and a wife.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2007,22:05   

I don't suppose there's an opening for Wisecracking Sidekick?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2007,06:00   

Ok so I think we're making real progress here. However I think we need to formalise the minion categories in rank order, just so we know where we stand in the minion hierarchy:

1) Shadowing Sidekick
2) Favoured Sychophant
3) Obsequious Toady
4) Grovelling Lickspittle
5) Odious Lackey
6) Fawning Drudge
7) Insignificant Peon

Now, so Wesley knows what to expect and demand from his minions, we need to work out some job descriptions. Obviously all categories require grovelling servility and fanatical, unswerving loyalty even in the face of overwhelming odds or evidence otherwise Wesley will never be able to crow about his minions to the Powers That Be at UD and the DI. After all, that bunch have REALLY servile minions, they even give up their hard won right to critical or rational thought.

Suggestions please to the usual address.

Louis

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Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2007,22:53   

Hey, I'm the Wisecracking Sidekick!

Did you see the size of Behe's codpiece?

Neither did I.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2007,23:32   

When Wes stops at the gas station, does he shout "Fill it, Minion!"?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2007,04:38   

Yes. And then he throws his head back and laughs.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2007,18:39   

Quote (Louis @ July 03 2007,07:00)
Ok so I think we're making real progress here. However I think we need to formalise the minion categories in rank order, just so we know where we stand in the minion hierarchy:

1) Shadowing Sidekick
2) Favoured Sychophant
3) Obsequious Toady
4) Grovelling Lickspittle
5) Odious Lackey
6) Fawning Drudge
7) Insignificant Peon

Now, so Wesley knows what to expect and demand from his minions, we need to work out some job descriptions. Obviously all categories require grovelling servility and fanatical, unswerving loyalty even in the face of overwhelming odds or evidence otherwise Wesley will never be able to crow about his minions to the Powers That Be at UD and the DI. After all, that bunch have REALLY servile minions, they even give up their hard won right to critical or rational thought.

Suggestions please to the usual address.

Louis

If you really wish to compete with UD, never avert your eyes from:

8) Manipulative Wormtongue

Who even now speaks, and a fog descends. He is crafty: dulling men's wariness, or working on their fears, as serves the occasion.

(Suddenly I drew myself up. My hands worked. My eyes glittered. Such malice was in them that men stepped back from me. I bared my teeth, and then with a hissing breath I spat before Wesley's feet, and darting to one side, I fled down the stair.)

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2007,22:30   

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When Wes stops at the gas station, does he shout "Fill it, Minion!"?


Mostly I say, "I'll get that, dear."

Louis says he's scared of me. And I wouldn't want to try out pulling the "minion" bit on Diane.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2007,22:49   

Sheesh.  I just volunteered to play PI again for Wes.  What am I now?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,04:11   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ July 05 2007,00:39)
Quote (Louis @ July 03 2007,07:00)
Ok so I think we're making real progress here. However I think we need to formalise the minion categories in rank order, just so we know where we stand in the minion hierarchy:

1) Shadowing Sidekick
2) Favoured Sychophant
3) Obsequious Toady
4) Grovelling Lickspittle
5) Odious Lackey
6) Fawning Drudge
7) Insignificant Peon

Now, so Wesley knows what to expect and demand from his minions, we need to work out some job descriptions. Obviously all categories require grovelling servility and fanatical, unswerving loyalty even in the face of overwhelming odds or evidence otherwise Wesley will never be able to crow about his minions to the Powers That Be at UD and the DI. After all, that bunch have REALLY servile minions, they even give up their hard won right to critical or rational thought.

Suggestions please to the usual address.

Louis

If you really wish to compete with UD, never avert your eyes from:

8) Manipulative Wormtongue

Who even now speaks, and a fog descends. He is crafty: dulling men's wariness, or working on their fears, as serves the occasion.

(Suddenly I drew myself up. My hands worked. My eyes glittered. Such malice was in them that men stepped back from me. I bared my teeth, and then with a hissing breath I spat before Wesley's feet, and darting to one side, I fled down the stair.)

Excellent LotR reference. You get a promotion and a cookie! You are now Mainpulative Wormtongue First Class. Please proceed directly to cowering and vituperous mutterings, we will shortly be providing you with a blade to kill any ex-white wizards that we have lying around.

Louis

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,04:12   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ July 05 2007,04:30)
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When Wes stops at the gas station, does he shout "Fill it, Minion!"?


Mostly I say, "I'll get that, dear."

Louis says he's scared of me. And I wouldn't want to try out pulling the "minion" bit on Diane.

Any man who is not honestly afraid of his wife on some level is a corpse.

Women: bloody terrifying.

Louis

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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,07:40   

The two words required for a happy marriage:

Yes Dear

:D

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And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,08:04   

Quote (Louis @ July 05 2007,04:12)
Any man who is not honestly afraid of his wife on some level is a corpse.

Women: bloody terrifying.

Louis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKmdopStw3I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK-V7oTUf_A

Is that it?

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,10:32   

Quote (MidnightVoice @ July 05 2007,13:40)
The two words required for a happy marriage:

Yes Dear

:D

Ha hahahahahahahahah ha ha ha aha aha hahahahahahhahahahahahaha

Sorry my wife might see, I'll behave.

Louis

P.S. You're SO right.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,11:11   

Quote (Dr.GH @ July 04 2007,22:49)
Sheesh.  I just volunteered to play PI again for Wes.  What am I now?

3.141592653589793....

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: July 05 2007,17:01   

Quote (Richardthughes @ July 05 2007,11:11)
Quote (Dr.GH @ July 04 2007,22:49)
Sheesh.  I just volunteered to play PI again for Wes.  What am I now?

3.141592653589793....

No, no; apple or peach.

Actually, he did as much as I would have done before I even logged on this morning.

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L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2007,10:02   

In FTK's world this is Wesley:



This is us:



Ahhh the sweet, sweet delusion.

Louis

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 11 2009,10:12   

Would someone care to do periodic posting to the main AE site? I'd like to have the NCSE email updates go up weekly. PM me if this sounds like something you'd care to contribute.

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