Tulving is Bankrupt

Discussion of the Gold portion of the Permanent Portfolio

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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by MediumTex » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:08 pm

Desert wrote:
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Desert wrote: MT, you speak some pretty good pirate.  It's not an easy language to learn.
I took two semesters of buccaneer dialects in college, and that really gave me a strong foundation.
MT, I figured as much.  I wish more universities would wake up and offer such programs. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve struggled over some very difficult concept in life, and have desperately wanted to go see how it was described in the original Pirate writings.  But alas, I can’t understand a lick of it. Sometimes I feel like a guy that’s blind in one eye.
I had a couple of really outstanding professors who made all the difference.
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by WildAboutHarry » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:22 pm

MT:

El Camino College (southern CA) went the other direction for a mascot in the mid-1960s.  The Ostrich.  They even tried to hatch an ostrich egg.  The ostrich was to be (or was, I don't remember if they were able to hatch the thing) called ECCO.  El Camino College Ostrich. 

I believe the school colors where pink and white lace.

And of course, UC Santa Cruz's mascot is the Banana Slug.
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by barrett » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Let us not forget that great symbol of Canadian pride the beaver. Would love to see The Mighty Beavs face off against The Ostriches!

What has this thread come to? Perhaps someone can skillfully tie it all together.
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by 6 Iron » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:36 pm

Desert wrote: ...wanted to go see how it was described in the original Pirate writings.  But alas, I can’t understand a lick of it. Sometimes I feel like a guy that’s blind in one eye.
Don't give up, man. You are almost there!
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by Reub » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:38 pm

TennPaGa wrote:
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It would be interesting to start a thread with all of the interesting and tragic ways in which gold collections have been lost or destroyed.
The kid who played "Mikey" in the Life cereal commercials in the 1970's met an untimely death when he drank a can of Coca-Cola shortly after accidently swallowing 3 gold coins.  The passivated Au2O3 layer on the 1/4 oz Kruggerands reacted with the carbonic acid in the Coca-Cola, causing a violent explosion in Mikey's stomach -- and killed him instantly.  His parents were able to recover the gold, however, and it was buried along with him in an unmarked grave in Yonkers, NY.
So I guess this wasn't exactly a tale of lost gold.  Oh well.  It is sad, nonetheless.
You mean that Mikey's gone? I just can't bear it!  :'(
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by MediumTex » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:11 pm

6 Iron wrote:
Desert wrote: ...wanted to go see how it was described in the original Pirate writings.  But alas, I can’t understand a lick of it. Sometimes I feel like a guy that’s blind in one eye.
Don't give up, man. You are almost there!
Sounds like it's not too early to go parrot shopping.
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Re: Tulving is Bankrupt

Post by Desert » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:33 pm

MediumTex wrote:
6 Iron wrote:
Desert wrote: ...wanted to go see how it was described in the original Pirate writings.  But alas, I can’t understand a lick of it. Sometimes I feel like a guy that’s blind in one eye.
Don't give up, man. You are almost there!
Sounds like it's not too early to go parrot shopping.
Yes, I think it's nearly time.  I was also thinking that a wooden leg would make a perfect place to store one's physical gold. 

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