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Offline Bob

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #50 on: August 05, 2013, 05:08:40 AM »
Huh?
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #51 on: August 05, 2013, 05:42:44 AM »

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #52 on: August 05, 2013, 05:52:34 AM »
..he owns 100% of the United States land mass.

Why buy the land when the government's a heck of a lot cheaper?  ::)

But No.
You are able to be two persons at the same time?  ;)

I'd be fussier than you give me credit for were that the case. And why stop at 2?
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #53 on: August 05, 2013, 05:55:45 AM »
I'd be fussier than you give me credit for were that the case.

Are you implying that you would not want to be me? I'm so offended.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #54 on: August 05, 2013, 05:57:18 AM »
Why buy the land when the government's a heck of a lot cheaper?  ::)

I'd rather spend more on an asset than less on a liability.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #55 on: August 05, 2013, 06:10:36 AM »
Are you implying that you would not want to be me? I'm so offended.

You're not the heir to a fortune, don't have one of those cool aristocratic titles from middle Europe, and don't speak Russian. I could do better is all I'm saying.
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #56 on: August 05, 2013, 06:25:03 AM »
You're not the heir to a fortune, don't have one of those cool aristocratic titles from middle Europe, and don't speak Russian. I could do better is all I'm saying.

I'll admit that I don't have a cool aristocratic title - but I don't see how you can guarantee I can't speak russian, or that I'm not the heir to a fortune of some non-specific size. Maybe my family is really wealthy but takes a "go make it on your own" approach to parenting.

..and even if I don't speak russian, I could learn.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #57 on: August 05, 2013, 06:31:05 AM »
I'll admit that I don't have a cool aristocratic title - but I don't see how you can guarantee I can't speak russian, or that I'm not the heir to a fortune of some non-specific size. Maybe my family is really wealthy but takes a "go make it on your own" approach to parenting.

I read Forbes.

..and even if I don't speak russian, I could learn.

Now you're sounding desperate.  ::)
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #58 on: August 05, 2013, 06:40:15 AM »
I read Forbes.

I didn't think you knew my full real name? have you been internet stalking me? or did I provide you with my email address at some point?

in anycase, I could be more than wealthy enough to invoke financial jealousy without having made it into forbes..

you must be awfully greedy.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #59 on: August 05, 2013, 07:12:00 AM »
I didn't think you knew my full real name? have you been internet stalking me? or did I provide you with my email address at some point?


Or omniscience is my secret power.

in anycase, I could be more than wealthy enough to invoke financial jealousy without having made it into forbes..

you must be awfully greedy.

Most awfully.
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #60 on: August 05, 2013, 07:45:05 AM »
Quote from: j_menz

Most awfully.

have considered the advantages of my youth, wit and good looks?

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #61 on: August 05, 2013, 08:07:56 AM »
my youth, wit and good looks?

Yes. Um.... [be nice!] ... your point exactly?
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #62 on: August 05, 2013, 09:09:20 AM »
What would be dumb about that.. 

..oh wait, I'm probably young and stupid.

Hey, what ever !!

Dumb, pretty lady says "hey put this cape on". temporarilly stunned and speechless he does it. Stupid ? Well you're stupid, don't know anything, no smarts. Sorry about that !
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #63 on: August 05, 2013, 10:02:40 AM »

..and even if I don't speak russian, I could learn.

You have "much free time"? In Russia, the best way to teach someone is to beat it into them... :-X
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #64 on: August 05, 2013, 11:28:23 AM »
Hey!  Check out these cool green emeralds!  :D ;D ::)




*Bob distributes emeralds to everyone on the thread.* :P
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #65 on: August 05, 2013, 01:54:18 PM »
Looks a bit like Kryptonite...just to come around full circle.
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #66 on: August 05, 2013, 07:31:44 PM »
If I had a super power I would use it to instantly destroy every caravan on Earth.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #67 on: August 05, 2013, 08:13:22 PM »
If I had a super power I would use it to instantly destroy every caravan on Earth.

Thal

The Romanians and Bulgarians living within them included? ;)
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #68 on: August 05, 2013, 08:29:19 PM »
Oh no, must protect the poor discriminated against little darlings.

I only want the caravans.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #69 on: August 05, 2013, 10:04:43 PM »
Oh no, must protect the poor discriminated against little darlings.

I only want the caravans.
For what purpose? Do you intend to set up a business selling second-hand ones?

Anyway, in answer to the thread topic, it would be to be able to play the piano.

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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #70 on: August 05, 2013, 10:08:20 PM »
For what purpose? Do you intend to set up a business selling second-hand ones?

Anyway, in answer to the thread topic, it would be to be able to play the piano.

Best,

Alistair

Anyone can play the piano, it's to what degree that counts. So to just say "to play the piano", you probably are already there ! Your wish is granted.
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #71 on: August 05, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »
laH vay' Hol qar yaj'a'

Google says, "Wow.  Hall in the snow."  What is it really though?  Unless it's an idiom...




*Bob morphed into the ability to time travel and replied to an old post there.  Did you notice?*  Winning the lottery too much would be noticeable.  If you could time travel and avoid the alternate reality streams... and grandfather effect...  and just not have aging occur while you travel or stop time -- because then you head out the next day, finally ready, but you've aged 40-somthing years. 

I could go for the superpower of splitting into several selves, having all my selves work on different projects during the day, then recombining back into one self at the end of the day, work done, memories intact.
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Re: If you had a super power, what would it be?
«Reply #72 on: August 05, 2013, 11:06:43 PM »
If I had a super power I would use it to instantly destroy every caravan on Earth.

Thal

Nooo! I have a static, it looks out over the mountains and is maybe the only thing that keeps me reasonably sane.
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Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9