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Salutations

Post by Sparkles » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 am

I am drop-dead gorgeous, never have an off day, bask in the admiration of men everywhere and am gracious about the fact that most women are jealous of me. All of which is true in my fantasy world. In reality, I am overweight, was blind as a bat without my glasses (until I had cataracts removed and now I can see!!!), love foot rubs and can be bribed with Raspberry Ruffles (choccies) :-)

Interests include reading, sci-fi, abseiling, wolves, walking, astronomy and well-made documentaries. My taste in music is wide and varied; I like classical and soft jazz, some pop and some rock. Depends on my mood!

I am not a skeptic, or sceptical in any way. I am here to plague, harass and torment you cos bindeweede encouraged me to :mrgreen:
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” William Shakespeare :P

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Re: Salutations

Post by polomint38 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:30 am

I was very impressed, then I realised there was a comma between abseiling and wolves because an abseiling wolf would be cool. :D

Is the reference to wolves the animal or wolverhampton wanderers the team? :con

Oh and by the way, welcome to our humble abode.

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Re: Salutations

Post by chaggle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:19 am

Hello Sparkles - good to see you. :beer
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Salutations

Post by bindeweede » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:42 am

And a warm welcome to Sparkles from me too. (Well........relatively.... :P )

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Re: Salutations

Post by Croydon13013 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:05 am

Sparkles wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 am
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” William Shakespeare
:fp

A good start on a Skeptics forum.
thIS sIGnaTure iS an

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Re: Salutations

Post by Tony.Williams » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:46 pm

Sparkles wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 am
I am not a skeptic, or sceptical in any way. I am here to plague, harass and torment you cos bindeweede encouraged me to :mrgreen:
Oh good! I enjoy a good scrap. What is it that you particularly don't feel sceptical about today? :mrgreen:

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Re: Salutations

Post by Matt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:05 am
Sparkles wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 am
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” William Shakespeare
:fp

A good start on a Skeptics forum.
Are you referring to the jest or the unsupported attribution?

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/06/24/wit-battle/

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Re: Salutations

Post by Sparkles » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm

Thankee for the welcomes!

polomint38, I agree that an abseiling wolf would indeed be cool! Methinks I may have to consider changing my username :lol: I love wolves, lupine, not the footie team. Soz.

Hello, chaggle!
Ignoring you, bindeweede, cos your presence here is, well, relative :sma

Croydon13013, glad I made a good start, hope I can improve :beer

Tony.Williams, I look forward to scrapping and since you ask what it is that I particularly don't feel sceptical about today, I shall tell you. All the blather about what is and isn't good for us to eat, that's what! Stop eating gluten. Avoid lactose. Sugar is poison. Go awaaay :gh

Other than that, I's having a great day :thumb: How about you?
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” William Shakespeare :P

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Re: Salutations

Post by Ketchup » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:05 pm

Hi Sparkles, nice to meet you.

hee-hee - I love your choice of signature. (Wish I'd thought of that one.) :mrgreen:
However, I'm a wee bit sceptical re that quote being attributed to Shakespeare. Can you provide evidence to back up your claim? ;)
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Re: Salutations

Post by Sparkles » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:49 pm

Hiya Ketchup
sceptical re that quote being attributed to Shakespeare. Can you provide evidence to back up your claim?
Apparently, thanks to Matt, I cannot. But I choose to believe that Will is indeed the author and therefore, hitherto and henceforth, with or without, I shall continue to brandish it. Or...I could change my mind and my signature and use one of the following stalwarts:
  • "In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to serve as a flotation device." DATA, Star Trek: Insurrection
    Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine
    Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery
    When the chips are down, the Buffalo is empty
That last one about chips is especially for you, Ketchup :D
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” William Shakespeare :P

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Re: Salutations

Post by Matt » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:22 pm

"Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine" I like it.

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Re: Salutations

Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:58 am

Sparkles wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm

Tony.Williams, I look forward to scrapping and since you ask what it is that I particularly don't feel sceptical about today, I shall tell you. All the blather about what is and isn't good for us to eat, that's what! Stop eating gluten. Avoid lactose. Sugar is poison. Go awaaay :gh
I know someone who religiously followed all published advice about avoiding the foods and drinks which some so-called authority at some time had stated were harmful.

We gave him a nice funeral. It turned out that he couldn't survive on just air and water after all.

This isn't actually true, but it could be...

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Re: Salutations

Post by Ketchup » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 pm

Sparkles wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:49 pm
When the chips are down, the Buffalo is empty

That last one about chips is especially for you, Ketchup :D
I'm wishing now that I hadn't looked up to see what it actually means ......
https://www.facebook.com/Whatsofunny/po ... 1508539540 :|

Oh well, never one to make a song and dance about a thing; I'll leave it to these guys:
(lol - Get the pony-tailed banjo player - he's really gets into the groove) 8-)

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