A Truce!

swanny

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A TRUCE!

Let us propose a "truce" in this "fuzzy" war we are at. I call it fuzzy cause no one knows when it started, or who the enemy is, or where the battle lines are, or whether we are really even at war, or what this war is about alla = "fuzzy war".

A truce then. Seize the day. Cease hostilities, end the fuzzy war.

sir
 

swanny

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skunk said:
I think perhaps you need to flesh out your proposal a little...
opps
yes perhaps youre right....
Hmmmmm????
Free Beer....???
Can we work that in there perhaps somewhere.....
hmmmm no that just might make it worse.....

well back to the drawing board....

sir
 

Sesshi

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swanny said:
Oct 16, 2006
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A TRUCE!

Let us propose a "truce" in this "fuzzy" war we are at. I call it fuzzy cause no one knows when it started, or who the enemy is, or where the battle lines are, or whether we are really even at war, or what this war is about alla = "fuzzy war".

A truce then. Seize the day. Cease hostilities, end the fuzzy war.

sir
I think it's not called a 'fuzzy war' but 'a complete balls-up'.

Either way I'm for it. Carry on.
 

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So exactly how does one call a truce when one is unaware of one's enemies? Put down the gun and sit on the floor?

"All we are saaaayyy-ing, is give peace a chaaaannnnce"

© Yoko Ono
 

swanny

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A Global Truce!

oh okay how bout this
how about a "global truce"...
aye aye
wink wink nudge nudge...
that there would cover all your bases...

okay and yet get one beer when you hand in your gun
and woman get 2 chocolate bars....

and then everyone gets a long weekend and then we start with the rebuilding of...
hmmmm Atlantis? nah Rome? nah.... how about we rebuild Athens
now theres a concept
quit war
turn the swords into plough shares
and rebuild Athens....

or the library at Alexandria...
now that would sure to please...

how exactly or roughly many details do we need...

I need a coffee

this is hard work...

sir
 

swanny

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mad jew said:
swanny, you are the single funniest member here at MacRumors. I love it. :D
Well thankyou MJ but I must admit the single funniest thing at MacRumors
has got to be the Monty Python thread...

sublime
most sublime

but alas we're off topic...

Zimbabwe... perhaps you could elaborate...
got any pics, plans, blueprints....
are we talkin just trees and deserts and wildlife
and huts...
was there once a great city there?

you have lost me in the morning fog...

well at least I got a coffee...


sir
 

Sesshi

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swanny said:
and then everyone gets a long weekend and then we start with the rebuilding of...
hmmmm Atlantis? nah Rome? nah.... how about we rebuild Athens
now theres a concept
quit war
turn the swords into plough shares
and rebuild Athens....

or the library at Alexandria...
now that would sure to please...

I'd stop at the chocolate and beer. You'll probably start another war based on what to rebuild.
 

swanny

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Ok ok, I surrender.


Now where do I sign that treaty?

okay thankyou very much...
any preference for beer brand

one down 7 billion to go...

this could take a while...

sir
 

skunk

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swanny said:
Zimbabwe... perhaps you could elaborate...
got any pics, plans, blueprints....
are we talkin just trees and deserts and wildlife
and huts...
was there once a great city there?
Great Zimbabwe

The first well known site of early urbanisation in Africa must be the ruins known as Great Zimbabwe. This site stands as a symbol for indigenous realisation of state level social organisation and as such it is a source of African pride illustrated by the way in which its name has been adopted for the modern nation of this region. It is also typical of African urbanisation in that much about the society that built Great Zimbabwe is mysterious while it has been seen as something of an aberration. Europeans have found it difficult to believe that it could be of genuinely African origin and this has spawned all sorts of theories involving the lost tribe of Israel and the like. The view that there were no indigenous movements towards urbanisation and state formation is as misguided in its application to Great Zimbabwe as it is to Africa in general. Thus, the site of Great Zimbabwe was entirely a local African development and was occupied from the end of the first millennium AD. The stone buildings which are left today were constructed over the period 1250 to 1450 with the time of greatest prosperity in the middle of these dates. Its wealth was drawn in part from a central position in the gold trade of the region. It had a population of 18,000 justifying its designation as a city and there is evidence for a state with an administration and social hierarchy. Towards the end of the fifteenth century the gold trade seems to have declined and Great Zimbabwe came to a rather abrupt end. It had already been abandoned and was in ruins by the time that the Portuguese came to hear of it in the early sixteenth century.
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?i...l=en&lr=&cr=countryUK|countryGB&safe=off&sa=N
 

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swanny said:
Zimbabwe... perhaps you could elaborate...
got any pics, plans, blueprints....
are we talkin just trees and deserts and wildlife
and huts...
was there once a great city there?
A wasteland now was not always such.

Linky
 

swanny

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Ubuntu

Wow....
Thankyou for the Zimbabwe info...
Ubuntu = "humanity to others"
a most ancient africian concept akin to the Golden Rule...

most most intriguing
and an excellant clue...
 

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katie ta achoo said:
I'm ok with rebuilding an ancient greek civilization, but let's keep Socrates out of it. He's a buttmunch.
The ancient Greeks, for all their fine philosophising, were pretty primitive on the subjects of women's rights and slavery. Rather like the ancient Americans who drafted your hallowed Constitution.
 

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dynamicv said:
You do realise I'll never be able to read Plato again now? :p
He liked nothing better than to sit in the Gymnasium (literally: place where you take your kit off) and watch the boys wrestling. Bent as a nine pound note, he was. :)
 

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I'm starting to love these threads by swanny :D

i called a truce last night when my mrs wanted me to do the washing up - i still ended up doing it but it was a truce

wait that made no sense what so ever ;)

carry on :)
 

swanny

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skunk said:
The ancient Greeks, for all their fine philosophising, were pretty primitive on the subjects of women's rights and slavery. Rather like the ancient Americans who drafted your hallowed Constitution.
Ah yes but few if any are perfect...
They did mind you concieve of "democracy" around 600 BC? or so
which is a bad system perhaps but the best one we've got at present.
It did fail mind you but rise up again around the time of the reformation
1500 AD.

sir
 

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skunk said:
He liked nothing better than to sit in the Gymnasium (literally: place where you take your kit off) and watch the boys wrestling.
So Athens was like a cross between Belgium and Channel 4? :D
 
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