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#51
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Heyyy Shadow, next time you pair people up for example you paired me up with someone and UT up with someone ... could you send us all PM's so we actualy knew? I forgot about the whole thing and aparently UT did until he got a PM of his partner person.

Thanks ;).

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But that would defeat the purpose of having you guys frequently check the Book Club for contest updates (and hopefully in the process getting lured into other cool threads while you're here). I'm running a business here. :pimp:

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:lol: I'm so glad I'm out. I suck so horribly at unscrambling words, it's not even funny. My brain just doesn't work that way.


Yeah, I'm totally the same.

Team Discovery Channel still rules, tho! :P


Woohoo! *highfives and chest butts Icy* :lol: I'm glad my brain's not the only one. ;)


You guys do rule! I hope you come back for the next one. :P


I'm kind of competitive, so yeah, it might happen. ;)

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GOT IT! PM Sent.

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Re-SENT!

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But that would defeat the purpose of having you guys frequently check the Book Club for contest updates (and hopefully in the process getting lured into other cool threads while you're here). I'm running a business here. :pimp:


Yes but you see if i had known that I was entered properly I would pop into here ... but because I didnt know I didnt come in ...

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I think we've all learned a vaulable lesson here, Eye. :yes:

That's better KFJ. :P

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I'm hoping this ends up as close as the posts in this thread suggest...

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also, leave it to SD to make the lactose-intolerant kid do a challenge about cheeses. jerk.

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lol

ps. was dave's entry correct? just out of interest, because i had a different answer for #3.

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The winning submissions are in! (Boy, you guys are really smashing through this! Excellent work, especially considering we had only 1 wrong answer out of a possible 9 from the three teams to submit)

The correct answers were:

1) Roquefort, Limburger, Cheddar

2) Giggling, Hammerman, Willowware

3) E: Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.

Two teams were completely correct in all their answers, and they are:

Dave Dark and Undome

Copper and Kung Fu Jawa

Congrats guys! The final, winner take all, task will be up soon. Perhaps very soon, perhaps not. :angel:

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I CAN'T TAKE THIS KIND OF PRESSURE!!!!!!!!!!!

(it's kind of fun though)

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Carl: I love you.

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:blush: :eek:

Time for me to split. :flirt:


Seriously though... what the hell kind of word is hammerman?

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edit: nevermind

i hate reese now for losing.

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***

Edit: You're still a ***.

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I would like an indepth explanation of #3.

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when did they start censoring bro?

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Homophobes.

Tell me what you said for #3 and I'll tell you why it's wrong.

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The delicate balance one.

and seriously...wtf is willowware?

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I'll link you to the website where I got that particular question when this is all over, since I'm using it for the final round as well.

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3)

But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used. They threaten each other, intimidate each other and go to the brink, but before the total hour arrives they withdraw from the brink.


The main point from the author's view is that:

A) Man's soul and spirit can not be destroyed by superpowers.
B )Man's destiny is not fully clear or visible.
C) Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
D) Man's safety is assured by the delicate balance of power in terms of nuclear weapons.
E) Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.


The passage mentions nothing about any sort of balance or how that saves us. It says that they threaten each other, and intimidate, but withdraw from the brink. So it cannot be D.

Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I'm not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose letter A.

So it's E.

Edited by Kung Fu Jawa, 06 April 2007 - 01:56 PM.


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Cerina, why don't we save all that until AFTER the competition is over. Thanks.

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Well, it also says nothing about total annihilation...but ok. Nor does it say anything about society. :shrug:

I should have let Danger answer...he googled everything.

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that's what i get for teaming up with a woman.

edit: liar. i said i got the ice cream man a while ago around christmas.



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