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Re: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:

by jonadab (Parson)
on Jan 14, 2009 at 15:36 UTC ( #736260=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
in thread My foremost goal in 2009 is to:

Oh, man, I'd *never* pass a Turing test if the examiner started asking sports questions.

On an unrelated note, 'How do you feel about the Giants?' isn't a sports question at all (which may explain why you were confused); it's actually literature. You see, some giants are more or less decent, like the one Gandalf got to close up the Goblin hole, but others, like the ones in The Silver Chair, are just plain mean. There are also friendly giants, but these are less common. HTH.HAND.

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Re^2: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
by apl (Monsignor) on Jan 14, 2009 at 18:38 UTC
    Well, the half-Giants in the _Harry Potter_ books seemed fairly friendly... 8-)

    BTW, thanks... I'll be stealing your line the next time the question arises...

Re^2: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jan 17, 2009 at 14:15 UTC
    ... it's actually literature
    ...and mythology. I think Odin, Thor, Frey, et al, would place them firmly in the minus column. Polyphemus is also generally not the sort to meet in a dark alley. Numerous giants are mentioned in the Old Testament, all of bad disposition. Finally, in a blend of literature and mythology, there is Cthulhu and his lot, who make all the rest look like angels in comparison.

    On the plus side (again from literature), there is Henry_Pym, aka 'Giant Man'. Definitely a good guy, but a 9.9 on the superhero 'Lame Scale'...

      Also, in Roald Dahl's book, The BFG, there's exactly one friendly giant and about a dozen really unfriendly ones.

        Then there's the giant in Ender's Game, which is somewhat... disturbing. (The giant, not the book.)

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