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PoliCon
10-10-2009, 12:44 AM
Gonna rain all night and off and on all day - we were planning on a camp fire for the kids - but with it all soggy - that's scrapped. :(

TOTD: I'm feeling random . . . . If you could go back in time and beat the snot out of one person in history - who would it be? And Why? You can't kill or maim them - only pound the stuffing out of them . . . .


For me it's gonna be a toss up. Either Alexander Graham Bell for inventing the phone - or Niccolo Machiavelli for being an insufferable prick and kiss ass.

Rockntractor
10-10-2009, 12:59 AM
Gonna rain all night and off and on all day - we were planning on a camp fire for the kids - but with it all soggy - that's scrapped. :(

TOTD: I'm feeling random . . . . If you could go back in time and beat the snot out of one person in history - who would it be? And Why? You can't kill or maim them - only pound the stuffing out of them . . . .


For me it's gonna be a toss up. Either Alexander Graham Bell for inventing the phone - or Niccolo Machiavelli for being an insufferable prick and kiss ass.

Alex would probably ring your bell!

RobJohnson
10-10-2009, 01:47 AM
It's not Saturday yet.

Shannon will not be happy!

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 01:52 AM
It's not Saturday yet.

Shannon will not be happy!

It is where I live and that's all that counts. :p Cause it's the same time zone she lives in! :p

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 01:53 AM
Alex would probably ring your bell!

Nope. I have enough loathing of the man stored up that I could pound him into jelly.

jendf
10-10-2009, 11:45 AM
A beautiful October day here in Arizona! I'm going to do some packing and then probably head to church later this afternoon.

TOTD: I think I"ll leave the random beatings to the CU men. I'm going to go look at decorating magazines. :D

RobJohnson
10-10-2009, 12:02 PM
I have friends in IL that woke up to snow, I woke up to 62 degrees! I thought that was chilly. :p

There is a large outdoor music festival almost in my back yard. It's in the parking lot of a local casino, the high school jazz band plays @ 11 and I know one of the kids. I will take my mom. Tonight, inviting friends over for soup & salad. By then it will be 85 outside. Then we will all head over to the music fest again.

Bubba Dawg
10-10-2009, 12:40 PM
Cool and cloudy here.

Interesting TOTD.

I think Joyce Kilmer, the guy who wrote the poem about trees.

I hate that poem.

Bubba Dawg
10-10-2009, 12:41 PM
A beautiful October day here in Arizona! I'm going to do some packing and then probably head to church later this afternoon.

TOTD: I think I"ll leave the random beatings to the CU men. I'm going to go look at decorating magazines. :D

What styles are you considering?

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 11:22 PM
Cool and cloudy here.

Interesting TOTD.

I think Joyce Kilmer, the guy who wrote the poem about trees.

I hate that poem.

Now see - you've accepted the spirit of this topic. :) REVENGE! :D

Rockntractor
10-10-2009, 11:26 PM
Now see - you've accepted the spirit of this topic. :) REVENGE! :D

Okay I'll join in. Eleanor Roosevelt.

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 11:29 PM
Okay I'll join in. Eleanor Roosevelt.

wow. You did a number on her . . . . When did you go?

Shannon
10-10-2009, 11:33 PM
It is where I live and that's all that counts. :p Cause it's the same time zone she lives in! :p

Quite true!


I actually like Machiavelli.

Rockntractor
10-10-2009, 11:34 PM
wow. You did a number on her . . . . When did you go?
I used my microwave oven to manipulate time but if I gave you any details I would have to kill you!
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/stop-time.jpg?t=1255231948

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 11:35 PM
Quite true!


I actually like Machiavelli.

I don't. Took a Renaissance history class and the prof made the whole class about Niccolo. I think I had to read every damn book he every wrote - AND we had to do at 15 page paper on some aspect of the period as relates to something that prick wrote. :mad:

PoliCon
10-10-2009, 11:36 PM
I used my microwave oven to manipulate time but if I gave you any details I would have to kill you!
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/stop-time.jpg?t=1255231948

OK - but did you have to beat her so badly with the ugly stick???? :p

Rockntractor
10-10-2009, 11:38 PM
OK - but did you have to beat her so badly with the ugly stick???? :p
It was an electric ugly stick and I beat her twice!

Shannon
10-10-2009, 11:45 PM
I don't. Took a Renaissance history class and the prof made the whole class about Niccolo. I think I had to read every damn book he every wrote - AND we had to do at 15 page paper on some aspect of the period as relates to something that prick wrote. :mad:

I don't think he wrote that many.:p

PoliCon
10-11-2009, 08:18 AM
I don't think he wrote that many.:p

Besides Il Principe and Discorsi he wrote:

* Discorso sopra le cose di Pisa (1499)
* Del modo di trattare i popoli della Valdichiana ribellati (1502)
* Del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nell’ ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, etc. (1502) — A Description of the Methods Adopted by the Duke Valentino when Murdering Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, the Signor Pagolo, and the Duke di Gravina Orsini
* Discorso sopra la provisione del danaro (1502) — A discourse about the provision of money.
* Decennale primo (1506), a poem in terza rima.
* Ritratti delle cose dell’ Alemagna (1508–1512)
* Decennale secondo (1509), a poem.
* Ritratti delle cose di Francia (1510) — Portrait of the affairs of France.
* Andria (1517), a Classical comedy, translated from Terence.
* Mandragola (1518) — The Mandrake, a five-act prose comedy, with a verse prologue.
* Della lingua (1514), a dialogue about the language.
* Clizia (1525), a prose comedy.
* Belfagor arcidiavolo (1515), a novel.
* Asino d’oro (1517) — The Golden Ass is a terza rima poem, a new version of the Classic work by Apuleius.
* Dell’arte della guerra (1519–1520) — The Art of War, high military science.
* Discorso sopra il riformare lo stato di Firenze (1520) — A discourse about the reforming of Florence.
* Sommario delle cose della citta di Lucca (1520) — A summary of the affairs of the city of Lucca.
* Vita di Castruccio Castracani da Lucca (1520) — The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca, a biography.
* Istorie fiorentine (1520–1525) — Florentine Histories, an eight-volume history book of the city-state, Florence, commissioned by Giulio di Giuliano de’ Medici, later Pope Clement VII.
* Frammenti storici (1525) — Fragments of stories.

Bubba Dawg
10-11-2009, 11:54 AM
Besides Il Principe and Discorsi he wrote:

* Discorso sopra le cose di Pisa (1499)
* Del modo di trattare i popoli della Valdichiana ribellati (1502)
* Del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nell’ ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, etc. (1502) — A Description of the Methods Adopted by the Duke Valentino when Murdering Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, the Signor Pagolo, and the Duke di Gravina Orsini
* Discorso sopra la provisione del danaro (1502) — A discourse about the provision of money.
* Decennale primo (1506), a poem in terza rima.
* Ritratti delle cose dell’ Alemagna (1508–1512)
* Decennale secondo (1509), a poem.
* Ritratti delle cose di Francia (1510) — Portrait of the affairs of France.
* Andria (1517), a Classical comedy, translated from Terence.
* Mandragola (1518) — The Mandrake, a five-act prose comedy, with a verse prologue.
* Della lingua (1514), a dialogue about the language.
* Clizia (1525), a prose comedy.
* Belfagor arcidiavolo (1515), a novel.
* Asino d’oro (1517) — The Golden Ass is a terza rima poem, a new version of the Classic work by Apuleius.
* Dell’arte della guerra (1519–1520) — The Art of War, high military science.
* Discorso sopra il riformare lo stato di Firenze (1520) — A discourse about the reforming of Florence.
* Sommario delle cose della citta di Lucca (1520) — A summary of the affairs of the city of Lucca.
* Vita di Castruccio Castracani da Lucca (1520) — The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca, a biography.
* Istorie fiorentine (1520–1525) — Florentine Histories, an eight-volume history book of the city-state, Florence, commissioned by Giulio di Giuliano de’ Medici, later Pope Clement VII.
* Frammenti storici (1525) — Fragments of stories.

I didn't know Machiavelli wrote comedies.

Rockntractor
10-11-2009, 05:40 PM
I didn't know Machiavelli wrote comedies.

I've never seen him on comedy central.:confused:

Bubba Dawg
10-11-2009, 05:50 PM
I've never seen him on comedy central.:confused:

Maybe Turner Classic? :confused:

PoliCon
10-11-2009, 06:50 PM
I didn't know Machiavelli wrote comedies.

Why not? the man himself was such a joke . . . .