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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Michael_Burton Four to Go! (701 comments)

One for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready, and
Four to go!

about 6 months ago

German Scientists Create Bose-Einstein Condensate Using Photons

Michael_Burton The New Monster? (61 comments)

What I want to know is: Will this do as much to improve the sound of my Bose speakers as Monster cables do?

more than 4 years ago

Would You Take a One-Way Ticket To Mars?

Michael_Burton Second Thoughts (561 comments)

When I was in college, I calculated that if I jumped out my high dorm window, it would take about four seconds to reach the ground. That seemed like more than enough time to reconsider everything and change my mind, so I decided not to jump.

I think the inevitable second thoughts on a months-long fatal impact cruise to Mars would make the journey pretty unpleasant.

more than 4 years ago

Raleigh Councilman Offers Child Naming Rights To Google

Michael_Burton No, Not Sergey and Larry (121 comments)

I think this guy's counting on "don't be evil." Anyway, Sergey and Larry aren't bad names. I think he might withdraw the offer if Google counters with a demand for "Google" and "Froogle."

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Land a Nuke-Powered Mini-Cooper On Mars?

Michael_Burton Re:Gentile Giant? (218 comments)

Oh, drat. My witty and insightful comment has been rendered nonsensical by an edit of the post. It really did say "gentile giant," honest!

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Land a Nuke-Powered Mini-Cooper On Mars?

Michael_Burton Gentile Giant? (218 comments)

Personally, I don't think the space lab's religion is any of our business.

more than 4 years ago

Favorite Doctor

Michael_Burton Redundant Option (501 comments)

Option #1 is redundant. Who, indeed? Isn't finding that out the whole reason for the poll?

more than 6 years ago


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