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Episode #301
« on: April 23, 2011, 08:08:30 AM »
Guest Rogue: Iszi Lawrence
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 08:10:03 AM »
Thanks for the podcast! And congratulations on the fellowship!

Iszi!!! Cool!!! Ok first one that craps on iszi's intro and there will be jihad.
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 09:17:08 AM »
I liked the new intro.
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 09:26:42 AM »
I liked the new intro.

Now I love Iszi, so bias.... But I liked it too. Can't wait for the closing.
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 09:43:32 AM »
Enterprise flew on the back of a 747!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Enterprise

Oh and it did glide flights too evidently. 10 flights. 5 piggy back and 5 released glides.





SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE LANDING TEST
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 12:08:38 PM »
Thanks for the podcast! And congratulations on the fellowship!

Iszi!!! Cool!!! Ok first one that craps on iszi's intro and there will be jihad.

Is that the lesser jihad or the greater jihad?
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 12:24:48 PM »
Thanks for the podcast! And congratulations on the fellowship!

Iszi!!! Cool!!! Ok first one that craps on iszi's intro and there will be jihad.

Is that the lesser jihad or the greater jihad?

Which one involves waist deep buried stoning?
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 12:25:53 PM »
The lesser jihad is the one with swords. The greater jihad involves self-examination and a struggle against one's own fault.
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 12:43:42 PM »
SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE LANDING TEST


Did you notice who the shuttle commander was? His name is announced about 1:03 in.

He was to command the second shuttle flight originally scheduled for 1979 but he retired from NASA before it ever flew.
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 01:07:50 PM »
The lesser jihad is the one with swords. The greater jihad involves self-examination and a struggle against one's own fault.

Then I want the lessor, but inevitably will go for the greater. NAVAL GAZER!
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 01:13:31 PM »
SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE LANDING TEST


Did you notice who the shuttle commander was? His name is announced about 1:03 in.

He was to command the second shuttle flight originally scheduled for 1979 but he retired from NASA before it ever flew.


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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 01:46:03 PM »
I loved the banter about the pronunciation of British place names, but I think Iszi got "Llandudno" slightly wrong.  As she said, the double l at the beginning is a bit like the gutteral "ch" in "loch" preceding the L sound (but rather softer).  But the "u" in the middle is pronounced like "i" in "bit".  As another example, the Welsh for Wales is Cymru, which is pronounced rather like "koomry".

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 01:56:09 PM »
So.. when the Welsh language was designed, the spelling committee and the pronunciation committee were locked in a bitter struggle?
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 02:18:57 PM »
So.. when the Welsh language was designed, the spelling committee and the pronunciation committee were locked in a bitter struggle?

Says the man from Yurterburry? (Did I get that about right?)
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Re: Episode #301
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2011, 03:17:32 PM »
WTN kinda sounds like George Hrab.

 

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