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    Default Remembering Hobby: The Grandfather of Our Country

    The trick is not to win, but to teach George Washington to win.

    Savrola, Macrobius, and Mikemikev discuss surveying, grave digging, education, control theory, and race:

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    Macrobius:
    'all your race are belong to us'
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    Macrobius:
    http://armscontrolwonk.com/
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    Macrobius:
    The fact that a control systems theorist is in Korea does concern me, however.
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    Macrobius:
    Mikemikev has won the debate.
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    Savrola:
    lol
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    Mikemikev:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_pendulum
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    Mikemikev:
    /
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    Mikemikev:
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    Mikemikev:
    \
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    Macrobius:
    Hobby was a surveyor and a grave digger *and* he whupped your people's ass, Sav.
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    Savrola:
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    Macrobius:
    Young George used to smoak cigarettes with him behind the Vestry.
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    Macrobius:
    Hobby was more than that actually -- a gentleman of noble birth, but deported to America as a criminal.
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    Macrobius:
    'It is claimed that he was a wounded soldier with a wooden leg, a kind, Christian gentleman, whose very limited education may have qualified him to dig graves and open the house of worship, but not to teach the young. '
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    Macrobius:
    Hanging out with the gravedigger to get an education.
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    Macrobius:
    'George went to school when he was five years of age. A man by the name of Hobby lived in one of his father's tenements, and he served the public in the double capacity of parish sexton and school-master.'
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    Macrobius:
    *Hobby -- the man behind the Father of our Country: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28618...-h/28618-h.htm
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    Savrola:
    I too was taught not to spit in the fire and sit when others were standing
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    Macrobius:
    But he was also trained by a gentleman: Noddy.
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    Macrobius:
    George Washington was a surveyor as a lad.

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    This thread is now #2 at Google for the search 'grandfather of our country'

    http://www.google.com/search?q=grand...of+our+country

    It took place in the Beer Barrel Shoutbox.

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