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BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread

Rapparee 27 Jul 04 - 09:36 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM
Bagpuss 27 Jul 04 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Urinquinty Queen 27 Jul 04 - 09:21 AM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 09:11 AM
Rapparee 27 Jul 04 - 09:09 AM
JennyO 27 Jul 04 - 09:08 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 09:05 AM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jul 04 - 09:02 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Redhorse at work 27 Jul 04 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,MINGULAY 27 Jul 04 - 07:12 AM
Nick 27 Jul 04 - 06:40 AM
HuwG 27 Jul 04 - 06:31 AM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jul 04 - 05:56 AM
Hrothgar 27 Jul 04 - 05:43 AM
Bagpuss 27 Jul 04 - 05:42 AM
Leadfingers 27 Jul 04 - 05:41 AM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Jul 04 - 05:32 AM
DMcG 27 Jul 04 - 05:18 AM
Bagpuss 27 Jul 04 - 05:05 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jul 04 - 04:53 AM
semi-submersible 27 Jul 04 - 04:48 AM
el ted 27 Jul 04 - 03:44 AM
mcgrathof altcar 27 Jul 04 - 03:17 AM
Metchosin 27 Jul 04 - 03:01 AM
Peace 27 Jul 04 - 02:48 AM
Metchosin 27 Jul 04 - 01:50 AM
darkriver 27 Jul 04 - 01:46 AM
Blackcatter 27 Jul 04 - 01:19 AM
GUEST,Betty Boo 27 Jul 04 - 01:16 AM
GUEST,Nigel West 27 Jul 04 - 01:14 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 04 - 01:12 AM
GUEST,Rennegan 27 Jul 04 - 01:11 AM
GUEST,Ralph Tilldemoor 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 AM
GUEST,Noddy 27 Jul 04 - 01:09 AM
Tannywheeler 27 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 27 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:36 AM

In what base?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

53?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:31 AM

Wasn't the question WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE?...


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Urinquinty Queen
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:21 AM

why are so many threads making references to urine right now? I've had enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM

So why did Robin want the 'First Joke thread' split?

oops.... sorry........

I'll be good.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:11 AM

Because the bloody MOAB thread would take days to load up on my cheapo computer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:09 AM

Why aren't these being asked in the MOAB?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: JennyO
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:08 AM

What do you get when you multiply 6 times 7 of course!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:05 AM

Oi!! I'm the only one allowed to post in colour!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 09:02 AM

If the answer is 42, what is the question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:50 AM

The answer is 42. Bleedin obvious really!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Redhorse at work
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 08:33 AM

HuwG

Could it be that since(a-b) equals zero

(Anything)x(a-b) = (Anything else) x (a-b) ?

nick


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,MINGULAY
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 07:12 AM

Is a Northerian Ring anything to do with relief roads. Is that what
they have just built in Birmingham (England that is - not that
colonial imposter place, though the local dialects are both on the
strange side). APOLOGIES are duely sent to LEADFINGERS along with
a pint when we next meet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Nick
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:40 AM

What if there were no hypothetical situations?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: HuwG
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 06:31 AM

Q. May I ask my three stupid questions ?
A. Yes. What are your other two questions.


****

A take on the multiply-by-zero issue:


Let                   a = b
Multiply by a:       a = ab
Subtract b:          a - b = ab - b
Factorise:            (a + b)(a - b) = b (a - b)
Divide by (a - b):    (a + b) = b
Substitute for a:    2b = b
=>                   2 = 1

QED !

Anyone spot the flaw(s) ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:56 AM

Was that a question, Hrothgar!!!


Question -- WHY ???








Answer -- WHY NOT !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Hrothgar
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:43 AM

Is this an answer?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:42 AM

Is this a question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:41 AM

Question -- WHY ???








Answer -- BECAUSE !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:32 AM

Q. Why is Martin Gibson the way he is?

A. lack of Bran.



Q. If you drink beer with beer nuts, what do you drink with peanuts?

A. Piss, of course, also known as Beer.



"As a big fan of AC/DC, I can assure you that it is NOT folk music."

But it is thoroughly 'Folked'.


The Fooles Troupe could enjoy this thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:18 AM

True story which may help the 1 multiplied by 0 question.

Mathematician friend says:
Every ideal in a Notherian Ring is expressible as a finite intersection of primary ideals.

Me: Is it?

Him: Yes

Me: Why?

Him: (pause) (another pause) Because I bloody say so!


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 05:05 AM

One multiplied by zero is zero not one because if you give one apple each to no people, or no appleas each to one person, then the number of apples given is zero, not one (are we allowed to answer the stupid questions, or do we just have to make silly comments?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:53 AM

Cats as you know, can be kept in or at, a cattery. So why aren't dogs kept in a doggery?
Then there is the small matter of where to keep bugs!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: semi-submersible
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 04:48 AM

Discussing Iraq's emotionally draining. Not "interesting" enough, after a while.

I've heard canines referred to as "a house dog," and more often as "an outside dog" if it's not allowed indoors.

Bravo, Blackcatter. Condolences, Metchosin.

Maureen


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: el ted
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:44 AM

Does anyone else miss all those Iraq threads, or is it just me?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: mcgrathof altcar
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:17 AM

I have no belly button. This is true.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 03:01 AM

now that's a really stupid question brucie!....followed by an equally stu....damn...I just dripped maple syrup all over my keyboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Peace
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 02:48 AM

The title is a statement! Why isn't this called, "Official Mudcat Stupid Statement Thread"? That's what I want to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:50 AM

well, maybe wolves and coyotes are not called dogs because they aren't. But then again, a dog should probably, by rights, be called a wolf, because it is.

"In 1993, the wolf and dog were both determined to be Canis lupus, per the Code of International Commission on Zoological
Nomenclature and the American Society of Mammalogists. In other words, both wolves and dogs are the same species.
It is somewhat controversial in the scientific world whether dogs are now classified as an actual subspecies of wolf, or if they are simply con-specific (a
domestic variant of the wolf.) Therefore, the definition of a "hybrid being any offspring of two animals of two different species" is no
longer accurate to describe a wolf x dog cross."

How come if you multiply 1 by 0 you don't get 1 as an answer? If you have 1 apple and you don't do anything with it, ie. you multiply it nothing times, don't you still have your original apple?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: darkriver
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:46 AM

My stupid question is this:

What makes this thread 'official'?

Bee-dubya-ell, if this thread's official, are you the official spokesperson for this thread? Can you practice, if necessary, plausible deniability? (I said plausible.)

Okay, that's 3 stupid questions. When you're stupid, you can't just ask only one.

doug


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Blackcatter
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:19 AM

First of all, The people who ask stupid questions are too stupid to use this "Official" thread.

To answer your questions which a hardly stupid:

House cats are called house cats, because until the later part of the 20th Century, few people kept cats inside their homes. They were workers who lived out by the barn (barncats) or in other out buildings.    Still today, many people keep cats around their houses, but not in them. It is pretty rare for that to be the case with dogs.

The song is entirely appropriate at some funerals. Not everyone is buried. In fact in the U.S. cremation continues to rise in popularity. Since my will says something similar to "Please Don't Bury Me," I can imagine that as a song my friends my chose to perform.

"Dirty Deeds" is not folk music. It is heavy metal/hard rock or something. The type of instrument it is played on would not matter. Generally speaking folk music (a topic hotly debated around here) is typically written by non-professional musicians or is of a style that uses accoustic instruments and follows some general structures that most people accept as "folk." As a big fan of AC/DC, I can assure you that it is NOT folk music.

Thanks for the thread.


If you drink beer with beer nuts, what do you drink with peanuts?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Betty Boo
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:16 AM

What do you call a belly button when it is neither an "inny" or an "outee", but something halfway in between?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Nigel West
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:14 AM

Is jOhn from Hull ever lucid?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:12 AM

But lions, tigers, lynxes and such are called "cats" too. So why aren't wolves and coyotes called "dogs"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Rennegan
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:11 AM

Why is Martin Gibson the way he is?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Ralph Tilldemoor
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:10 AM

What is "folk music"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:09 AM

1. A housecat is a cat that lives inside the house and stays inside the house much of the time...maybe all the time. A stray cat or a barn cat doesn't do that. Some dogs are called stray dogs.

2. Who knows?

3. Good question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:08 AM

I've been told, by those who say they know, that NOTHING played on an accordion classifies as music of any kind.

I say they're wrong.


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Subject: BS: Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Jul 04 - 01:02 AM

So how many times has this happened to you? You post what you think is a perfectly reasonable question, only to be informed by at least a dozen people that your question either is unanswerable, has been answered a zillion times before, or is just plain stupid. And, furthermore, you are an idiot for asking the question.

Well, it's about time we had a place where we can ask stupid questions without having to put up with responses from smart-ass know-it-all pedants and this thread The Official Mudcat Stupid Question Thread (or TOMSQT [pronounced 'Tomsquat'] for short) is that place! It is intended as a repository for idiocy. You may ask any question you wish here, no matter how stupid, and anyone who doesn't like it can go piss up a rope. Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll get a straight answer, but that's the chance you take when you're an idiot.

And, just to save someone the trouble of having to point it out, yes, the idea for this thread is really a stupid idea. I freely admit it and anyone that wants to make an issue of it can go piss up the same rope as the other guys (or a different rope - I don't care). Hey, "The Mother of All BS Threads" is a stupid idea too and it's got over 4000 posts.

Now, my stupid questions:

Why are dogs just called "dogs" but cats are called "housecats"?

Is it proper to play John Prine's "Please Don't Bury Me" at a funeral?

Is AC DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" folk music? If not, would it be folk music if played on an accordion?


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