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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2008, 12:45:18 pm »
I always thought a circular firing squad was what happened when some people stand in a circle trying to shoot the guy in the middle.
consequently the firing squad takes unexpected casualties.

google disagrees, unless i'm misunderstanding metaphores again.
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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2008, 12:56:50 pm »
Powerful stuff Cain.

Who is our enemy?

Right now we are.

Indeed, I believe this to be a constant. 
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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2008, 04:53:45 pm »
I always thought a circular firing squad was what happened when some people stand in a circle trying to shoot the guy in the middle.
consequently the firing squad takes unexpected casualties.

google disagrees, unless i'm misunderstanding metaphores again.

Google always disagrees.

But in my experience, its far more like the way I describe.  It usually involves one small conflict, then someone else comes in, then someone who hates those people comes in, then someone else who hates both sides comes in etc etc.  That sort of circular firing squad which you mention seems to hold a unity of purpose that is absent from so many of these squabbles.
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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 08:25:57 pm »
Can i be your enemy?  For the past 20 years i used to think of myself as a discordian.  I even gave that as my official religion on entering prison (couldn't fix the 'no discordian's in foxholes bit' but wtf, i'm not that dumb)  Anyway, now that i have read what you people think, whatever i am, i ain't anything like you.  And i'm a totalitarian dickhead - if that helps.
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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2008, 04:49:14 am »
Can i be your enemy?  For the past 20 years i used to think of myself as a discordian.  I even gave that as my official religion on entering prison (couldn't fix the 'no discordian's in foxholes bit' but wtf, i'm not that dumb)  Anyway, now that i have read what you people think, whatever i am, i ain't anything like you.  And i'm a totalitarian dickhead - if that helps.

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Re: The Circular Firing Squad
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2008, 01:52:10 pm »
My psychic powers tell me that he has a small head... way too fucking small.