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Old 02-05-2006, 06:28 AM
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It was a new age. It was the end of history. It was the day everything changed. The day was Babylon 5 Three-Dayge, Day 3. The place was FiveMinute.net.
    [*]Sa'ar's final contribution to this event is "Grail." Five guesses which movie he references, and the first four don't count.[*]Next is Derek Dean's first B5er: "Intersections in Real Time."[*]And after yesterday's update, there could be no doubt that this was coming: The Top 10 Signs That Your Girlfriend is a Shadow (by me).[/list]

    This concludes our brief excursion to Epsilon 3. There's still lots of B5 to cover, though -- and Sa'ar is staff now, so you can expect it to keep coming.


    Up next: Doctor Who!


    (Picky clerical note: I've interchanged the colour codes of 5MB5 and 5MFY. The lighter brown is easier on the eyes and thus should go with the subsite we'll be hearing from more often.)
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:33 AM
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Gajic: So tell me about this Babylon Curse of yours.
Jinxo: All the other races said we were daft to build a station here, but we built it anyway. It crashed into the planet. So we built another one... it crashed into the planet, so we built a third one. It lost pressure, broke in half and then crashed into the planet.
I always thought B5 seemed familiar -- it's Swamp Castle!
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:36 AM
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Wow, I've *actually* seen "Intersections in Real Time".

I think.

Anyway, love the 1984 references.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:39 AM
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Kosh: (coughhiccupthroatclear) No. Really. The jellyfish that Sinclair sees is not the jellyfish you are looking for.
That's a Vorlon reply, all right.

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William: Now, would you like to sit down in the silver chair?
Gotta love those nods to Narnia.

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1. She knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men
I would think #1 on the Shadows list would equal #1 on the Vorlons list, but I digress.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:43 PM
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Garibaldi: Well, you could have dodged a bit more artfully.
Heh.

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Gajic: So tell me about this Babylon Curse of yours.
Jinxo: All the other races said we were daft to build a station here, but we built it anyway. It crashed into the planet. So we built another one... it crashed into the planet, so we built a third one. It lost pressure, broke in half and then
crashed into the planet.
Gajic: What happened to the fourth station?
Jinxo: They took me into custody and told the guards to make sure I stayed there and didn't leave the room. However, the guards got a bit confused....
I love it!

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Garibaldi: Stephen, it wasn't me! It was Bester! He reprogrammed me!
Lyta: He's telling the truth. Bester left a couple of perls at the bottom of the C of Garibaldi's mind.
Franklin: He did? Why that no-good, low-down python! I should have noticed Garibaldi was drinking all that java!
Groan.

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6. She looks a little taller around noon.
And another groan.

Good stuff, all around.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:02 PM
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Grajic: Always two there are, a master and an apprentice. We used to have more, but the numbers never added up. 2+2=5 is ungood for everyone.
Hey, waitaminute, 2+2=5 is my ... uh ... er ...

Sa'ar: Idiom, sir?

... Idiom!

Unless, of course, this is just the 2+2 = 5 day of the Three-Dayge.

If that were the case though, this should be number 5:

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Anyway, great list, Zeke. Great fiver, Sa'ar. Congrats, Sa'ar, on B5 section headedness.
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    [*]Sa'ar's final contribution to this event is "Grail." Five guesses which movie he references, and the first four don't count.
All of it.

Derek: You, too.

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Lamont?
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Congrats, Sa'ar, on B5 section headedness.
Thank you, sir, and thank you all for your kind words.

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Unless, of course, this is just the 2+2 = 5 day of the Three-Dayge.
Great minds, and all that. (Again!)

We also both put a Sith reference into the same scene.

Although, for the record, I wrote Grail long before you wrote yours.

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All of it.
I've made enough references to that movie in other fivers that I decided to have some fun and screw with people's expectations.

I also put in a massive pile of other references...I think there's one line that contains about five by itself.
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Fantastic.
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Gajic: What was all that about?
Jinxo: The Vorlon will eat your brain and swallow your soul!
Gajic: If you think you have information, you should go talk to Sinclair before you get kidnap-- (clonk)
Jinxo: Brave Sir Jinxo to the rescue! (runs away)
Brave Sir Jinxo ran away! :lol:

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Gajic: Ouch...that's going to leave a stubb.
Jinxo: That was amazing...your dive was timed perfectly, and your "NOOOOOO!" was spot on.
Gajic: Hah! Take that, Sisko! GAK!
ZING!

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Sinclair: Well, that was a letdown. I was hoping that Seeker guy would grant me a boon, but he kept putting me off.
Ivanova: What did he say?
Sinclair: No boon today. Maybe boon tomorrow.
Ivanova: There's always a boon tomorrow.
*Dies*

I'm greatly, greatly disapointed at the lack of reference to Bishop Brennan, however.

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Recording: WAR IS PEACE! FREEDOM IS SLAVERY! IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!
Boo-yah!

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aribaldi: Stephen, it wasn't me! It was Bester! He reprogrammed me!
Lyta: He's telling the truth. Bester left a couple of perls at the bottom of the C of Garibaldi's mind.
Franklin: He did? Why that no-good, low-down python! I should have noticed Garibaldi was drinking all that java!
Okay, I'm taking that "Boo-yah!" right back. :P

Most amusing, all told, though I've gotten some odd looks from the other library partons as a result of bursting out giggling so many times. Ah well.
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Parton, patron, same difference.
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Hey, waitaminute, 2+2=5
Three, sir!
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2 + 2 does = 5

...for particularly large values of 2.
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2 + 2 does = 5

...for particularly large values of 2.
:mrgreen:

You are completely loopey, you know that?

I need to add that to my sig.

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2 + 2 does = 5

...for particularly large values of 2.
The funny thing is, in one of my math classes a while back, someone did make a statement to the effect of:

2 + N = N

For sufficiently large values of N.
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It's an old math joke. My favourite version is that pi equals 3 for large values of 3 and small values of pi.
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How about this one:

x-y=0

Therefore, 2x-2y=0
Therefore (x-y)=0, and 2(x-y)=0
Therefore (x-y)=2(x-y)
Therefore 1=2

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Along those same lines, but without the divide-by-zero, I've always liked the proof as to why 0.9(bar) equals 1.

(what I wouldn't give for a bar notation...)

let x = 0.9(bar)
Therefore 10x = 9.9(bar)
Thus 10x - x = 9.9(bar) - 0.9(bar)
Thus 9x = 9
Thus x = 1
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^ the last step is illegal. you can't divide by zero.

(and without even editing, it looks like Derek beats me to it)
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