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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  03:10:56  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
I have a question regarding the smilies. Specifically, why in the hell
in this smiley:



Is the guy getting hit with a fish? Of all the things on earth that you could dream up to hit someone with-- in smiley-world, of course-- why a fish? What about a hammer? Or a bowling pin? Or a pillow?

Just wondering!

filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  04:11:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

I have a question regarding the smilies. Specifically, why in the hell
in this smiley:



Is the guy getting hit with a fish? Of all the things on earth that you could dream up to hit someone with-- in smiley-world, of course-- why a fish? What about a hammer? Or a bowling pin? Or a pillow?

Just wondering!

Obviously you have never been smacked across the chops by a 29#, frozen mackerel.

Well, neither have I, but it would certainly cause me to rethink my position.....




"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

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13457 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:01:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

I have a question regarding the smilies. Specifically, why in the hell
in this smiley:



Is the guy getting hit with a fish? Of all the things on earth that you could dream up to hit someone with-- in smiley-world, of course-- why a fish? What about a hammer? Or a bowling pin? Or a pillow?

Just wondering!

Just for the halibut. Stop carping. Scale down the whining, chum.


Okay, I'm finished…

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:04:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Given the color, I happen to think that the fish is actually a red herring. But maybe that's just me.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:16:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Kil, I hope you have a permit to go fishing for puns like that.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13457 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:19:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

Kil, I hope you have a permit to go fishing for puns like that.

I'm just casting to see if anything bytes...

edited slightly for more punch

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1880 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:28:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message
I agree with Cune. I floundered quite a while with its sigfishicance.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  05:45:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by moakley

I agree with Cune. I floundered quite a while with its sigfishicance.
Ugh-- it's like Wednesday chat right here on the formus!
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  08:00:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
I'm just casting to see if anything bytes...


No, no bytes. Only two nibbles. (computer joke)

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 04/17/2006 08:00:28
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  08:28:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Word to your CPU, Ricky.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  08:47:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

I have a question regarding the smilies. Specifically, why in the hell
in this smiley:



Is the guy getting hit with a fish? Of all the things on earth that you could dream up to hit someone with-- in smiley-world, of course-- why a fish? What about a hammer? Or a bowling pin? Or a pillow?

Just wondering!



Just conjecture, here.

Anyone remember the fish slapping dance from Monty Python's Flying Circus?

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  09:33:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Word to your CPU, Ricky.



Make it a double.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  09:50:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13457 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  10:27:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by pleco



LOL

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  10:34:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
I can't say much - I write computer software professionally and I am right now installing and configuring a linux box...

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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trogdor
Skeptic Friend

198 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2006 :  14:17:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send trogdor a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

I have a question regarding the smilies. Specifically, why in the hell
in this smiley:



Is the guy getting hit with a fish? Of all the things on earth that you could dream up to hit someone with-- in smiley-world, of course-- why a fish? What about a hammer? Or a bowling pin? Or a pillow?

Just wondering!



Just conjecture, here.

Anyone remember the fish slapping dance from Monty Python's Flying Circus?



that's what I assumed it was about.

all eyes were on Ford Prefect. some of them were on stalks.
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