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maroule
17-01-2008, 08:49:43
it's a great, very poetic, story

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/world/africa/17fbriefs-ASPECTACULAR_BRF.html

C.G.B. Spender
17-01-2008, 08:51:36
Did you cry?

Greg W
17-01-2008, 08:56:44
Originally posted by maroule
it's a great, very poetic, storyIt is? :confused:

Drekkus
17-01-2008, 09:01:18
Better to burn out then to fade away

maroule
17-01-2008, 09:54:38
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Did you cry?

Poetry doesn't make me cry. Being kicked in the balls does.

Funko
17-01-2008, 09:55:08
Most of us would consider that to be poetry.

maroule
17-01-2008, 09:56:00
this tree is Rudger Hauer in Blade Runner

C.G.B. Spender
17-01-2008, 10:00:25
Originally posted by maroule
Poetry doesn't make me cry. Being kicked in the balls does. You're so insensitive

maroule
17-01-2008, 10:26:35
I'm not. Just now, with his last comment, Funko just made me feel very bad.

Funko
17-01-2008, 10:27:46
:beer:

Nills Lagerbaak
17-01-2008, 12:12:50
Originally posted by maroule
this tree is Rudger Hauer in Blade Runner

now there's a end-speech that could make you cry.

MoSe
17-01-2008, 12:27:50
Originally posted by maroule
Poetry doesn't make me cry. Being kicked in the balls does. Originally posted by Funko
Most of us would consider that to be poetry.

you mean "maroule getting kicked in the balls and ccrying" is considered poetry?

sorry for the OEd, but I needed it

MDA
17-01-2008, 12:31:59
its a little confusing that they just discovered it but know it flowers every 100 years

guess somebody discovered it flowering 100 years ago, made a note of it, but didn't realize what they'd found

MoSe
17-01-2008, 12:44:33
Originally posted by maroule
this tree is Rudger Hauer in Blade Runner

quite totally the opposite, I'd say

this tree dozes uncospicuosly for 100 years and then ends in a glorious flash

Roy Batty saw the marvels of the universe his whole "life" thru
(I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate)
but in the end he faded like a tear in the rain

maroule
17-01-2008, 13:02:46
who knows what the tree has seen...

Roy Batty is used as a tool on shitty/murderous missions, and he has a very short, mad run for freedom and life, ending in a glorious flash, the ultimate -deranged- symbol of liberty (killing his father)


or if you didn't like this image, I have another allegory: this tree is like somebody constipated, desperate to shit for 10 days, and finally bursting out in a few minutes of glorious fecal avalanche, so much so it leaves him exhausted, and he dies.

Greg W
17-01-2008, 13:04:11
And who said the French weren't poets?

Funko
17-01-2008, 13:05:25
No-one?

Greg W
17-01-2008, 13:07:21
Nevyn said that? :eek:

(wonder if anyone will get that reference)

C.G.B. Spender
17-01-2008, 13:07:57
No-one said what excactly?!?!

maroule
17-01-2008, 13:18:27
excacatly?

C.G.B. Spender
17-01-2008, 13:26:10
cac 40

MoSe
17-01-2008, 14:23:11
Originally posted by Funko
No-one?

some personne

King_Ghidra
17-01-2008, 14:46:50
Puzzling Mr. Dransfield is how botanists had missed such a ”whopping palm” until now

Funko
17-01-2008, 14:47:43
:lol: I missed that.