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#74557 - 07/01/02 02:47 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
Robert Payne Offline
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Well, I'll just toss my two birds into the blackbird pie...

I don't have a problem with the two birds metaphor...I hunt and fish (and eat what I take), but I really like the alternative "Go the extra mile with one step" that was proposed by someone. It's longer, but mixes several metaphors in a thought provoking manner.

Incidentally, I read the other day that the human population is now consuming our natural resources at a rate of 1.2 years-worth per year. That is, it will take 1.2 years for the earth to regenerate what we use every 1 year. I suspect that the human population would profit from a little predation - though the preyees wouldn't appreciate it much!

Robert


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#74558 - 07/01/02 04:51 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
FishonaBike Offline
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Registered: 10/11/00
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I'll just toss my two birds into the blackbird pie

Any advance on 26 blackbirds in the pie? I'd gladly make it a hundred pigeons from this side of the Pond. Apparently there was some talk of classifying them as vermin, which would have made a lot of sense as regards city pigeons. I hear Venice is even worse than London, though.

Go the extra mile with one step
It's a good phrase, but I still wouldn't use it in lieu of "kill two birds with one stone". For one thing it has no "two", often a vital ingredient.

I suspect that the human population would profit from a little predation
Nature has Her ways. For instance, we had a very near miss from an asteroid recently:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_2056000/2056403.stm

But then, I might just get run over by a bus.

Cheery Fisk


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#74559 - 07/01/02 05:18 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Dear fishonabike: Bird lovers can really go to extremes. In Boston over fifty years
ago, some bleedinghearts got upset about a rare Arctic peregrine falcon killing
pigeons on Boston Common, and got someone to shoot it.


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#74560 - 07/01/02 05:28 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
Capfka Offline
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Registered: 06/28/02
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Robert Payne said: "I suspect that the human population would profit from a little predation - though the preyees wouldn't appreciate it much!"

Seems a situation where everyone would be a NIMBI. Or at an Afghan wedding.



- Pfranz

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#74561 - 07/01/02 06:52 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
Keiva Offline
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Registered: 08/04/01
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Seems a situation where everyone would be a NIMBI.

I'll bite. What's a NIMBI?


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#74562 - 07/01/02 07:58 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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None of Your Business, Keiva. You are not welcome here.


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#74563 - 07/01/02 08:12 PM Re: Two Birds with One Stone
Wordwind Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 6296
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Dear Dr. Bill,

Today you wrote earlier in this thread:

Aside: Keiva you are still Public Enemy #1.

And now you just wrote:

None of Your Business, Keiva. You are not welcome here.


I had finally gotten WW down for the night, completely secure [or so I thought], tied up in her little bed. I myself, sitting very quietly in front of her laptop screen, took a quick, and very unconcerned glance through this thread out of idle curiosity, but the little devil had pulled out her hidden telescrope, read the thread along with me, and now she is cackling uncontrollably and shouting, "Three cheers for Dr. Bill!" over and over.

Thanks a lot, comrade. Do you have any idea how long it takes to calm her down once she gets going?

Bedlam regards,
WW's Nursie


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#74564 - 07/03/02 06:01 AM acronym
FishonaBike Offline
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Loc: Sussex, England
everyone would be a NIMBI

I thought it was NIMBY, Pfranz, "Not In My Back Yard"

Is this "Not In My Back <a word beginning with I>"?

If so, we could always guess it, which might be fun.



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#74565 - 07/03/02 02:38 PM Re: acronym
Capfka Offline
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Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
No, shona, it was a typo. Pure and simple.

- Pfranz

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#74566 - 07/03/02 03:08 PM Re: acronym
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 13858
Fellas, try I = introitus


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