OT: Do any of you REALLY read the ads on the bottom of the forum pages? Check this out!

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I don't normally read the irritating ads that appear at the bottom of pages like this, however this one caught my eye.

Read it, its sooo studip! ----------------------

Aristophanes explaining homosexuality vs. heterosexuality...

Originally, people did not go about singly, but were physically joined together with another person. There were male-male, female-female, and male-female combinations. You had four legs, four arms, two faces, etc. and when you wanted to move fast you did it by cartwheeling. The Gods became angry with Man at one point and split all of these couples up, taking the extra skin and making belly buttons. People now wandered around desperately lonely looking for their old partners.

If you are a woman seeking women, you were originally intended to be part of a female-female pair; if you seek someone of the opposite sex, you were originally intended to be part of a male-female pair; if you are a man seeking a man (the most praiseworthy kind of person), you must have originally been intended to be part of a male-male pair. People who find the exact person for whom they were originally intended remain happily with that person for a lifetime; people who don't continue to search. Aristophanes cautions us to worship the Gods carefully; if they get angry again they'll split us all in half and we'll have to hop about on one leg. ... ---------------------

Shaking my head side to side in disbelief...

-- Forum Regular (Here@y2k.com), September 17, 1999


See how stupid it is? I couldn't even spell stupid correctly (studip) in the original post!

-- Forum Regular (Here@y2k.com), September 17, 1999.

Ladies and Gentlemen

Place your bets. How long will it be until Al feels compelled to comment on this one. How long until he posts something about homosexuality and how God is out to get them unless they take up chicks instead.

Even odds that he posts within 5 minutes. 25 or 6 to 4 within 10 minutes Snowballs chance in hell that it takes him over 15 minutes.

-- Can (al@resistreplyingtothis.com), September 17, 1999.

first of all -- they're not ads. second of all -- this is a free site. third of all -- the guy runs this site has it set up to put that stuff automatically, his perogative. fourth of all -- what's the matter? do you have a problem with Aristophanes? fifth of all -- that stuff isn't any more bizzare than stuff that billions of people in the world go around believing right now. sixth of all -- who cares?

-- (Aristophanes@was.cool), September 17, 1999.


That is historically acurate. What's the big deal? It's not like the web site hosts are saying Aristophanes was correct. Think of the bottom of the web page as part of a coffee table book.

Sure wish he'd leave off the pictures though.

Keep your...

-- eyes_open (best@wishes.net), September 17, 1999.

Phil explains the photo's AND gives his take on y2k!

-- (no body @ no.where), September 17, 1999.

In more circumspect moments, I've wondered if some of them were cyber 'honey traps.' One has a click-through on some militia that certainly lands you on some NSA/FBI list. As I never tire of saying (with a smile): why do you think they call it a net? Web? It is Janus, the two-faced god. But other than these dullards traps placed by our governmental aides-de-camp, they're pretty insipid.

-- Spidey (in@jam.nuit), September 17, 1999.

Hey, this forum was made possible by Phil. So what's all the bitching about what he puts at the bottom of the pages, including photos? He's a big photo buff in addition to computer guru, so why shouldn't he promote what he's interested in? Cut him some slack.

-- A (A@AisA.com), September 17, 1999.

A is right!

-- Spidey (in@jam.jar), September 17, 1999.

Hey, back off. I like those random essays at the bottom. And the pix are quite nice. Admittedly, the one you cite is especially random. But, as with everything on this site, if you don't like it, just keep moving.

-- semper paratus (quit@chur.bitchin), September 17, 1999.

And if you get a chance, click through and read some of Philip's essays. Travels with Samantha is a treat, as is his take on political correctness, Heather Has Two Mommies (...and the three of them go to the Zoo, errr, Rainforest Education Center together).

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), September 17, 1999.

Hey guys, lighten up...

I meant stupid like in funny, silly, crazy, HA-HA-HA...

NOT stupid like in "stupid jerk" or as in "stupid a**hole".

-- Forum Regular (Here@y2k.com), September 17, 1999.

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