POLL #0000080 - Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?

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blurbees.com

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Oct 2, 2007, 3:23:56 PM10/2/07
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POLL #0000080


Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?


1] yes

2] no

3] elsewhere? yikes.


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banterboy

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The Quiet Unknown

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Oct 4, 2007, 12:36:59 AM10/4/07
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Several episodes of The X-Files confirm the existence of aliens.
Further, Sigourney Weaver singlehandedly proved that it's possible to
look incredible while killing an unkillable extra-terrestrial.

banterboy

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Oct 4, 2007, 6:18:14 AM10/4/07
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On Oct 4, 12:36�am, The Quiet Unknown <bkshakespe...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Several episodes of The X-Files confirm the existence of aliens.

even Scully will back you up on that one.


> Further, Sigourney Weaver singlehandedly proved that it's possible to
> look incredible while killing an unkillable extra-terrestrial.

so maybe that's why most of the aliens have settled in Hollywood and
not somewhere out in the sticks.

i suppose they figure that if they're gonna do battle with mankind,
they might as well enjoy the scenery.

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banterboy

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Oct 4, 2007, 7:59:56 AM10/4/07
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On Oct 4, 6:18�am, banterboy <bickerf...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 4, 12:36 am, The Quiet Unknown <bkshakespe...@yahoo.com> wrote:

[...]

> anyway, welcome aboard the bickerfest!
>
> as far as your email question about responding to older posts, i think
> google has a thirty day limit or somesuch.
>
> as a workaround, you can choose "respond to author" and then copy the
> resulting text box into a notepad text file (or the Mac equivalent) so
> that you'll have all of the attributions and quoting characters of the
> post you're responding to (as well as the message id number).

my mistake, the message id doesn't append when responding to author,
so it would be cool if when using this woirk-around that you included
a google link to the original article, though certainly not mandatory.


> be sure to also copy the subject title.
>
> then, when you're done bickering offline, you can easily copy and
> paste your bickerfesting into a new post.  you can separately paste
> the title.
>
> like so:
>
>   Re: POLL #0000001 - Why are you not bickerfesting?
>
> by doing that with the title, it may end up threading back properly to
> the original post.  

ummm. nope, wrong again -- if my recent experiment doing so was
anything to go by.

> if not, at least it will reference it properly.
> you can get the title by clicking on "edit title" which will be
> available as an option above the textbox once you choose "respond".
>
> also, if you want, you can copy the google link of the original post
> you're responding to by going back to that post and clicking on
> "individual message" -- then the direct link to that post will be in
> your web browser address bar where you can easily copy and paste it.
>
>  http://groups.google.com/group/bickerfest/msg/bc253ce0fcdf5753
>
> one of these days i'll create a nice FAQ on this stuff which will
> include screenshot pictures and whatnot for ease of understanding.

maybe even a humorous video!

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