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Offline Ellemeno

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #880 on: October 17, 2011, 04:36:08 am »
Can I just see Ennis founding Amazon? Well ... no.  :laugh:




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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #881 on: October 17, 2011, 04:37:39 am »
One of those tangential Brokieisms:


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #882 on: October 17, 2011, 07:57:50 am »
Good one, E. But who's the guy on the left?

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #883 on: October 17, 2011, 08:34:00 am »
Good one, E. But who's the guy on the left?

Could it be "Mr. Science"?

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #884 on: October 17, 2011, 09:35:43 am »
Could it be "Mr. Science"?

You mean Bill Nye, the Science Guy?
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #885 on: October 17, 2011, 12:08:27 pm »
You mean Bill Nye, the Science Guy?


Yes, what Lee said.  That's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, a Seattle local who made it nationally with a television show for kids.  He's a very good guy.

L to R: Bill Nye, Fred Rogers, Carl Sagan.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #886 on: October 18, 2011, 06:20:07 am »
Can I just see Ennis founding Amazon? Well ... no.  :laugh:



 :laugh: :laugh:

Well perhaps Facebook!?

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #887 on: October 18, 2011, 09:52:28 am »

Yes, what Lee said.  That's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, a Seattle local who made it nationally with a television show for kids.  He's a very good guy.

L to R: Bill Nye, Fred Rogers, Carl Sagan.

I figured it was somebody like that.





:laugh: :laugh:

Well perhaps Facebook!?

No, nor Google nor eBay nor Twitter nor BetterMost nor really any dot-com enterprise.




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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #888 on: October 18, 2011, 10:05:29 am »
Well, I can see some parallels between him and Mark Zuckerberg. That scene when they were all celebrating and Sean Parker came up and gave him a hug and he just sat in his chair, and Sean said, "I know, you're not a hugger!" Mark had a mean streak, just like Ennis did.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #889 on: October 18, 2011, 10:37:52 am »
Offhand anecdote: Bezos initially planned to call the company "Cadabra" but changed it to Amazon because somebody thought he was saying "cadaver". He should have just added Abra before the name. There's an instance when having an English major handy would have saved the day.

Here's the link to the article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203914304576627102996831200.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6
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