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Swift kick in the rear vs. sharp stick in the eye

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Rob Gardiner, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    What's with all the "vs." threads all of the sudden? Is this Usenet or something? [​IMG] Must everything be reduced to a competition, an either/or situation? Don't these subjects deserve more nuanced parameters for discussion? I'd like to call for a pre-emptive moratorium on the following thread topics:

    Star Trek vs. Star Wars
    Capt. Kirk vs. Capt. Picard
    USS Enterprise vs. Star Destroyer
    Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings
    Original trilogy vs. Prequel trilogy
    DTS vs. Dolby Digital
    The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones
    Windows vs. Macintosh
    SACD vs. DVD-A
    Analog vs. digital
    CGI vs. stop motion
    Pre-E.T. Spielberg vs. post-Schindler's List Spielberg
    Samantha vs. Jeannie
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
    Law & Order vs. CSI
    Deep Space Nine vs. Babylon Five
    The Munsters vs. The Addams Family
    Godzilla vs. King Kong
    Poor black boy Michael Jackson vs. rich white woman Michael Jackson
    Paper vs. plastic
    Plain vs. peanut
    Alfred E. Neuman vs. Herman Munster (Oops! Sorry, no politics!)
    Silica gel vs. Powdery everfresh
    Twiggy vs. James Bond
    Janet Jackson's boob vs. Eminem's butt

    Any others?

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  2. NickSo

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    Kick in the rear for me please...
     
  3. Zen Butler

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    It's Powerdry and neo-dessicants are far superior than silica. You rookie.


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    Should have said rookie(s), for anytime I bring up

    The Chemistry of Silica : Solubility, Polymerization, Colloid and Surface Properties and Biochemistry of Silica by the Ralph K. Iler, it gets real, real quiet in that thread.


    Oh yes, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer by a mile.
     
  4. Jay H

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    I would much rather than a swift kick in the rear vrs a sharp stick in the eye. I figure the gluteus maximum is a pretty strong muscle that can take a swift kick whereas the tiniest pollen of dust causes my eye to itch and tear...


    ...and Silica tops all.

    Jay
     
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    Verbs vs. Nouns
    Adverbs vs. Adjectives
    Floor vs. Ceiling
    Red vs. Blue
    Shirts vs. Skins

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  6. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    Kramer vs. Kramer
    Roe vs. Wade
    Gilligan's Island vs. The Harlem Globetrotters
     
  7. Zen Butler

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    Yoda vs. Gandalf is pretty played out.
     
  8. Wayne Bundrick

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    I don't think I've ever been on either the giving or receiving end of a kick in the rear that wasn't swift. Unless you mean that some are more swift than others. But the question shouldn't compare a swift kick in the rear against a sharp stick in the eye, I think a good-fashioned kick in the rear would be more appropriate in this situation. A good-fashioned kick in the rear is much more intense than a swift kick in the rear.
     
  9. NickSo

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    How bout a swift kick in the rear vs a swift kick in the... front...? [​IMG]
     
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    A tougher choice might be a swift kick in the eye vs- [​IMG]

    Oh, never mind.
     
  12. David Von Pein

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    That's curious, I hadn't even really taken notice of an abundance of "Vs." threads @ HTF. (Must not have been paying attention. Which brings up another "Vs." thread that might be nice here -- "Mentality Ill vs. Just Plain Stupid" [​IMG]

    Here's a few more for consideration:

    > Over vs. Under (re. that paper that touches the ... er ... unmentionable body region). [​IMG]

    > Boeing vs. Airbus.

    > Eddie Haskell vs. Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford.

    > Dick York vs. Dick Sargent.

    > Electric vs. Straight Razor.

    > Coke vs. Pepsi.

    > Grass vs. Astroturf.

    > Automatic vs. Stick Shift.

    > Sleep in raw vs. PJs.

    > HTF vs. DVD Talk. (We know how this would come out.)

    > Color vs. B&W.

    > Rare vs. Well-done.

    And by far the most important -- Finger vs. Any Object You Can Find That'll Do The Trick (this, of course, concerns the worldly question re. "Nose Picking"). That one, I'll admit, is a tough one to vote on. [​IMG]
     
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    Twiggy twiggy
    new mo nem
    Twiggy twiggy
    nom oh nem

    That's all I understand, but I'm fairly certain James Bond doesn't stand a chance.
     
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    Puhleease. Fa-gid-a-bout-it.
     
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  16. BrettB

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    Swift kick in the rear.

    I've had them before and they aren't that bad.

    There's a long storied history of this type of thread here at the HTF.

    Don't go rockin' the boat. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] vs. :wink:
     
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    What's especially funny about that post is that Ron has apparently kept that photo on his web server since October 2000. [​IMG]
     

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