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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  08:35:17  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7007718/

That's right. You read it correctly. Thieves stole a 16 foot diameter (5.3 m) in ground pool with filtration system.

Although it happened in Norway, I think Mab might shed some light on this.

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Siberia
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  08:50:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
How... interesting... [blink]

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  10:34:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I'm stunned... speachless.

In Sweden, Norwegans are from time to time the object of jokes and stories hinting of lower mental capacity. Though everyone knows these jokes are only for amusement, this one makes me wonder...

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  13:49:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

I'm stunned... speachless.

In Sweden, Norwegans are from time to time the object of jokes and stories hinting of lower mental capacity. Though everyone knows these jokes are only for amusement, this one makes me wonder...



My question is invariably how does one unload this kind of product? Do you have cars parked in major cities with a guy in a trenchcoat saying, "hey, wanna buy a pool?"

I could see taking the filtration system as it is more easily disposed of, but the whole dang pool?

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sumnihil
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  13:58:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sumnihil a Private Message
that is the single greatest thing i have ever heard.

i am starting a religion based on the miracle of the missing pool.

the cornerstone of my religion will be a just and loving god with only one moral blindspot. he doesn't believe that norwegians should have swimming pools. and whenever anyone challenges this as being rediculous, i now have a concrete, irrefutable example of the great wrath my god will invoke upon those who disobey his word. my god's name, you ask? his grace, commander sir Samuel Vimes, ankh-morpork city watch.

enthusiastic cheering for anyone getting the reference (and i hope there are lots).

and, yes, i broke my no capital letter rule. you will never see me do this again, but Sam Vimes deserves the capital letter. no one else does.

all great truths began as blasphemies.
--g.b. shaw

yes, i am aware that i do not use capital letters. it is discrimination, and discrimination is wrong. period.
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filthy
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  14:32:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I hate thieves, but I've got to give this bunch some grudging credit, initally anyway. Digging up and hauling off something like would be a daunting task without some fairly heavy machinery, and an obvious and noisy one with it.

The article failed to mention exactly how it was done. Perhaps we'll get an update.


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Ricky
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  14:56:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
and, yes, i broke my no capital letter rule. you will never see me do this again...


Followed directly by two more capital letters.

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sumnihil
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USA
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  15:32:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sumnihil a Private Message
aargh. busted. i meant you will never see me do it again starting......now.:)

all great truths began as blasphemies.
--g.b. shaw

yes, i am aware that i do not use capital letters. it is discrimination, and discrimination is wrong. period.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 02/23/2005 :  16:05:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by sumnihil

aargh. busted. i meant you will never see me do it again starting......now.:)

We'll be watching....


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 02/24/2005 :  04:39:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I've read some eight or ten books, but none about the city watch.

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sumnihil
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2005 :  11:34:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sumnihil a Private Message
dr mab- i am shocked! you must read the city watch saga. start with guards! guards! that will introduce you to the characters. the rest follow in order:

men at arms
feet of clay
jingo
the fifth elephant
night watch

following the progression of the characters (especially commander vimes) is one of the truly great parts of the discworld saga.

all great truths began as blasphemies.
--g.b. shaw

yes, i am aware that i do not use capital letters. it is discrimination, and discrimination is wrong. period.
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