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    What would you say?

    If you had the world's attention for 30 seconds, what would you say? Make sure to make every word count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orionspear View Post
    If you had the world's attention for 30 seconds, what would you say? Make sure to make every word count
    "Sorry, you've got the wrong person."

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    I'd likely say something about topics forbidden to this forum.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orionspear View Post
    If you had the world's attention for 30 seconds, what would you say? Make sure to make every word count
    I would tell the world to pay no attention to people who don't matter. Not all human beings are worth listening to on all things.

    For instance, the bored housewife who started the Pink Slime scandal despite the fact the man who invented "pink slime" won a Nobel Prize for figuring out how to feed more people with less animals.

    And her little "look at me tirade" cost hundreds of people livable jobs.

    Stuff like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I'd likely say something about topics forbidden to this forum.
    "Dear world. Please, never post spam or anything political or religious on Cosmoquest! Thank you! Now, for my remaining 27 seconds: a German, an Englishman and a horse are sitting in a bar. Says the horse...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I'd likely say something about topics forbidden to this forum.
    ditto.
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    I'd get stage fright, bumble around for a moment, and stutter out something like "Hi my fellow Earthlings, my brothers and sisters of the Human race,....ummmmm... I just wanted to say Hello!.........that's all.......I now relinquish my remaining 25 seconds to Grant" ;-)

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    "Be excellent to each other. Party on, dudes!"

    (Which, by the way, I understand it's official they're making a third movie).
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    I'd apologize for wasting 7256 person-years of time.

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    Hi mom! :27 seconds of awkward shuffling:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    "Be excellent to each other. Party on, dudes!"

    (Which, by the way, I understand it's official they're making a third movie).
    Oh please let Keanu be starring in it.
    It was the pinnacle of his career. He's never had a better role.

    [UPDATE: Yaay!]

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    Probably something like “Listen, we’ve all got to care for each other, we’ve all got to help each other.” but so many people have said similar things already that I don’t know if I would have any more effect just because I was saying it to everyone in the world at once.

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    I might quote pitcher-philosopher Satchel Paige:


    Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.

    If you stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.

    Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.

    Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.

    Avoid running at all times.

    Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    Which, by the way, I understand it's official they're making a third movie.
    Whoa!


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    I'd point at myself and say, "It's my fault," then point at the camera, jabbing my finger repeatedly in the general direction of the lens and panning it left and right slightly while continuing, "and yours, and yours, and yours . . ."
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    This assumes the whole world would actually listen. Plenty of people talk to large percentages of the whole world all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    This assumes the whole world would actually listen. Plenty of people talk to large percentages of the whole world all the time.
    Missing the point.

    The question is 'what would you say'? Not 'what would the world hear'?

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    "As scientists, we must never cease to warn against the danger created by these [atomic] weapons; we dare not slacken in our efforts to make the peoples of the world, and especially their governments, aware of the unspeakable disaster they are certain to provoke unless they change their attitude toward one another and recognize their responsibility in shaping a safe future."

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    "Double NASA's Budget" would be mine--using the Word from PREACHER of course.

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