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how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:31 am
by Erik_Kowal
Is there ever going to be any point here at which the law of diminishing returns kicks in? ;-)

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:15 am
by Ken Greenwald
Che, And, of course, after demonstrating to us all, the value of your truth (e.g. quantum leap) and the power of your logic, and, of course, your ‘intellectually honesty’ in not coming clean, I wouldn’t place too much stock in any of them.

However, I agree with Erik that the returns are diminishing, so I have said my last, at least on this one. (&lt)
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Ken G – June 6, 2006

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:31 am
by spiritus
Erik_Kowal wrote: Is there ever going to be any point here at which the law of diminishing returns kicks in? ;-)

Erik,
Given Ken's last post and the supplied returning link to a diminishing law, I have reasons to think not.

No matter, I will do my best to make the issue entertaining, informative, and humourous, rather then personally antagonistic and egocentrically defensive.

(P.S. to Ken: "Bring it on, you little bitch!") (:-D

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:42 am
by gdwdwrkr
Let's see, now, is "bitch" ok to say here? Hmmm, well, this could be thought humorous, and so should be taken lightly, and being addressed to a male rather than a female, is once-removed from anything that could be mistaken for the truth (forgetting that, technically, Ken not being a female dog, he is twice-removed). But still, the implied "truth" that a female could be so-called is sexist......oh,dear......wait, maybe he's using it as a little reference to a historical use of the word in a time long-past. I don't know. Maybe it is hyper-cool and actually a term of endearment.
Maybe each will decide for theirbitchself.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:48 am
by tony h
What does "bring it on" mean?

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:18 pm
by gdwdwrkr
Hit me with all ya got
come and git it
knock the chip off my shoulder...you'll be sorry
I challenge you to a duel

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:47 pm
by Shelley
spiritus wrote: Shelly, of which literary genre would you consider it to be? Is it a murder detective/mystery, historical fiction, fictional realism (oops---oxymoron), or religious fiction (double oops-redundancy)?. . . What’s your thinking on this?
Spiritus, I just discovered the New York Public Library puts Dan Brown’s novels in the Murder Mystery category. I might put them in the fictional, conspiratorial murder and chase, mysterious ticking time-bomb thriller genre, but I guess my first call was not too far off the mark. Incidentally, his Deception Point is pretty good along these lines, too.

Ok, the returns on this thread are diminished, but not completely depleted. I know you’ve all been clamoring (is that a word?) to know who’s buried under The Temple parking lot: it’s Oliver Goldsmith. Tah Dah!

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:42 pm
by spiritus
Shelley wrote:
...I know you’ve all been clamoring (is that a word?) to know who’s buried under The Temple parking lot: it’s Oliver Goldsmith. Tah Dah!

I, for one, admit to having clamored. Now I clamor to know who is Oliver Goldsmith?
I think "clamoring to know" is inevitable when reading literature of the "fictional, conspiratorial murder and chase, mysterious ticking time-bomb thriller genre".
Is 'clamoring' a group activity? Can there be just one clamorer? Is begging a lesser form of clamoring?
Hurry up and tell me. Com'on, I want to know. Tell me. Please. Pretty please.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:26 pm
by gdwdwrkr
Clams have O-rings?

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:11 am
by Erik_Kowal
Yes. The purpose of their O-rings is to keep out seals.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:14 am
by spiritus
That's a wise strategy. A pearl of wisdom.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:07 am
by gdwdwrkr
Seals develop good mollusculature by doing bivalve curls.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:39 pm
by Shelley
FYI spiritus: Oliver Goldsmith was born in Ireland and died in London in 1774. He wrote, among other things, the novel The Vicar of Wakefield and the play She Stoops to Conquer. There are lots of sites you can go to for more details. Just do a search using "Oliver Goldsmith biography" (except I didn't use the quotation marks). Wikipedia says he's buried in Temple CHURCH. Well, the marker I saw was NOT in the Church. If I ever get back there, I'll check -- but I'm pretty sure it was a "here lies" type of marker.
Imagine the fellow contemplating the marker and thinking "Who the hell is Oliver Goldsmith?", then, "Right. Bring in the concrete!"

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:23 pm
by tony h
I might pop in and have a look for you. Walked past Temple Church today after lunch, a rather good one, on my way to the office.

how many of you have read the da vinci code

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:42 pm
by Shelley
Let me know, tony h, if and when. However, if I've seriously misread things, and you find I'm totally wrong about it, please break it to me gently. I just can't stand being wrong -- (you'd think I'd be used to it by now, it happens so often)!