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Old February 14th 05, 06:55 PM
Pat Flannery
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Rand Simberg wrote:

Can you do it for a year? Can you be that professional?

VOICE="Jim Carrey in The Mask"I don't think so.../VOICE



Rand, I hate to break it to you, but I haven't had sex with a woman (or
anyone else, if your wondering) in around 22 years- yes, I think I could
get to Mars without turning into a sex fiend. Hell, I could probably get
to _Sedna_ without.... :-)

Pat
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Old February 14th 05, 07:03 PM
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Rand Simberg ) wrote:
: On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 02:35:10 -0500, in a place far, far away, John Doe
: made the phosphor on my monitor glow in such a way as
: to indicate that:

: As far as the argument of sending only "professionals", this is
: ludicrous. You can't be "professional" 7/24 for over a year without any
: break.

: I can go that long without forcing my unwanted tongue on a woman. I
: can also go that long without being a classic male chauvinist pig.
: I've in fact managed both those things for decades.

What about your other annoyances? How long would it take for the rest of
the crew to get sick of your condescending attitude, general pomposity and
arrogance?

: This is a cultural problem, not a hormonal one.

Yes, I suppose it is.

Eric
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Old February 14th 05, 07:04 PM
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Rand Simberg wrote:

I should add that one of the reasons I can manage it is that they
rarely find it unwanted...



Remember that line from the Fawlty Towers episode "The Psychiatrist"?
"My wife couldn't see how you manage it at all." :-)

Pat
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Old February 14th 05, 07:07 PM
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Rhonda Lea Kirk wrote:

Andre No proof offered? Claim fails. /Andre

(Sorry, Rand, I just couldn't help myself.)


Watch it Rhonda, you're dealing with a space Lothario here. ;-)

Pat
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Old February 14th 05, 07:08 PM
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Rand Simberg ) wrote:
: On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:48:01 -0600, in a place far, far away, Pat
: Flannery made the phosphor on my monitor glow in
: such a way as to indicate that:

:
:
: Rand Simberg wrote:
:
: I can go that long without forcing my unwanted tongue on a woman.
:
:
:
: I'm going to resist the temptation.
: I'm going to resist the temptation.
: I'm going to resist the temptation.
: (497 more times) :-P

: I should add that one of the reasons I can manage it is that they
: rarely find it unwanted...

I realize that this is Valentine's Day but there is this banal aspect...

Eric
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Old February 14th 05, 07:18 PM
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In article ,
Pat Flannery wrote:

Rand, I hate to break it to you, but I haven't had sex with a woman (or
anyone else, if your wondering) in around 22 years- yes, I think I could
get to Mars without turning into a sex fiend. Hell, I could probably get
to _Sedna_ without.... :-)


Pat ol' buddy, you're spending too much time building models and
looking online for photos of Italian astrophysicist-superbabes . . .
;-)

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Old February 14th 05, 07:34 PM
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Eric Chomko wrote:
Rand Simberg wrote:
John Doe wrote:


As far as the argument of sending only
"professionals", this is ludicrous. You can't
be "professional" 7/24 for over a year
without any break.


I can go that long without forcing my unwanted
tongue on woman. I can also go that long
without being a classic male chauvinist pig.
I've in fact managed both those things for
decades.


What about your other annoyances? How long would it
take for the rest of the crew to get sick of your
condescending attitude, general pomposity and
arrogance?


I'll grant you that Rand can be--as are we
all--annoying at times. It's part of the human
condition. But, unlike you, he is not annoying all the
time or, for that matter, even most of the time.

This is a cultural problem, not a hormonal one.


Yes, I suppose it is.


The real problem is that you are so obsessed with Rand,
that I'm actually sitting here defending him; he who
neither wants nor needs a third-party champion(ess).

If he's that much of a pain in your ass, Eric, why
don't you just bite the bullet and killfile him?

rl




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Old February 14th 05, 07:36 PM
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Pat Flannery wrote:
Rhonda Lea Kirk wrote:


Andre No proof offered? Claim fails. /Andre


(Sorry, Rand, I just couldn't help myself.)


Watch it Rhonda, you're dealing with a space Lothario
here. ;-)


No worries. My heart belongs to you, Pat.

rl


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Old February 14th 05, 07:44 PM
Pat Flannery
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Rand Simberg wrote:

I wasn't referring to having sex (with a woman, or any other
creature). I was referring to your ability to go that long without
making a snarky (though probably amusing) comment about my post.



I just got a kick of your particular choice of words, which were open to
multiple interpretations. Most of them quite racy BTW.
But you're the professional in these matters, not I. :-)

Pat
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Old February 14th 05, 07:52 PM
Pat Flannery
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Eric Chomko wrote:

What about your other annoyances? How long would it take for the rest of
the crew to get sick of your condescending attitude, general pomposity and
arrogance?



Remember the captain of the Mars ship in the movie "Conquest Of Space"?
'nuff said.
"Man's greatest adventure? Or man's greatest betrayal of the free market
economic system?!"
(heads toward the nitric acid tanks) :-D

Pat
 




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