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Tensor
2010-Mar-12, 06:46 PM
I wonder how many posters here now know where grapes comes from?

Argos
2010-Mar-12, 06:49 PM
Well, grapes are non-climacteric fruits, botanically a true berry, that grow on the perennial and deciduous woody vines of the genus Vitis.

Kaptain K
2010-Mar-12, 06:51 PM
I do! :whistle:

kleindoofy
2010-Mar-12, 08:01 PM
I'm thinking Aesop. ;)

Jeff Root
2010-Mar-12, 08:07 PM
Put raisins in water with giant red aquatic reptiles that are slowly de-resing
and rotating in 90-degree increments.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Swift
2010-Mar-12, 08:09 PM
I'm fine with the name change as long as no one wines about it.

The Backroad Astronomer
2010-Mar-12, 08:12 PM
That will cheese me off too.

BigDon
2010-Mar-12, 08:23 PM
You people are making my head hurt.

grapes
2010-Mar-12, 09:19 PM
Since Jeff complained the most about my username, it's only fitting that he mentions raisins. You all are my raison d'être.

R.A.F.
2010-Mar-12, 09:28 PM
..and just who is this "grapes" fellow??


edit to add...what is this, about your 5th incarnation??

grapes
2010-Mar-12, 09:43 PM
It's all public record, in my profile. hhEb09'1 was fifth, for maybe not so obvious reaons.

Glom
2010-Mar-12, 09:57 PM
So has upside-down half-pi now re-spawned as grapes or is this sock puppetry?

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-12, 09:58 PM
edit to add...what is this, about your 5th incarnation??
It's kinda-sorta his first, isn't it? The avatar has the same orientation.

Maybe grapes should adopt the title of Time Lord Moderator. :)

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-12, 10:03 PM
So has upside-down half-pi now re-spawned as grapes or is this sock puppetry?
pi/2 = 1.57 or so. hhEb09'1 was upside kilometers-per-mile.

Swift
2010-Mar-12, 10:06 PM
You know, as I read through this thread, I'm starting to sour on the whole idea.

grapes
2010-Mar-12, 10:09 PM
Time Lord Moderator. Exactly. :)

Complaints about my username were overwhelming the moderator board, so I had a little bit of advantage in negotiations.

Nnaaawwwwww....

Jeff Root
2010-Mar-12, 10:20 PM
It's all public record, in my profile. hhEb09'1 was fifth, for maybe
not so obvious reaons.


So has upside-down ...
Whoa!!!
The reasons are still obscure, but now that grapes (not "Grapes"?)
has given up that unpronounceable moniker, I finally see what it is!
It's one of only a handful of conversion factors that I have memorized.
What could it mean? What could it mean?

And why is his avatar losing resolution???

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

BigDon
2010-Mar-12, 10:32 PM
Whoa!!!
The reasons are still obscure, but now that grapes (not "Grapes"?)
has given up that unpronounceable moniker, I finally see what it is!
It's one of only a handful of conversion factors that I have memorized.
What could it mean? What could it mean?

And why is his avatar losing resolution???

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Unpronouneable?

I always called him hhEb.

Tensor
2010-Mar-12, 10:51 PM
Whoa!!!
The reasons are still obscure, but now that grapes (not "Grapes"?)
has given up that unpronounceable moniker, I finally see what it is!

Unpronounceable? You mean you enter your post by speaking them into your computer? Wow, maybe I should try that.

ToSeek
2010-Mar-12, 11:08 PM
So has upside-down half-pi now re-spawned as grapes or is this sock puppetry?

1. It wasn't half-pi; it was the number of kilometers in a mile. Don't ask me why.

2. It's a blatant instance of sock puppetry but one condoned by an administrator who's sick and tired of having to cut-and-paste whenever he wants to spell a certain moderator's name correctly.

LookingSkyward
2010-Mar-12, 11:21 PM
heh! Nice!

Swift
2010-Mar-12, 11:23 PM
I, for one, welcome our new small-bunches-of-fruit-that-grow-on-vines Overlord.

Jeff Root
2010-Mar-12, 11:30 PM
I think it's grape!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

chrissy
2010-Mar-13, 12:19 AM
Don't let it Rhône your night, I can Sauvignon blanc faces this punning around Chardonnay last long. Well I Muscat some more spammers. :D

Tobin Dax
2010-Mar-13, 12:35 AM
You know, as I read through this thread, I'm starting to sour on the whole idea.
I, for one, welcome our new small-bunches-of-fruit-that-grow-on-vines Overlord.
Sour grapes, indeed. :)

slang
2010-Mar-13, 12:41 AM
Does a partial decode count? "b09'1" means the 2009 Beaujolais Primeur. And if not, it should! :)

Gillianren
2010-Mar-13, 12:43 AM
2. It's a blatant instance of sock puppetry but one condoned by an administrator who's sick and tired of having to cut-and-paste whenever he wants to spell a certain moderator's name correctly.

Not to mention the difficulty in having an actual spoken-word discussion about the board in which said moderator comes up.

swampyankee
2010-Mar-13, 03:37 AM
I wonder how many posters here now know where grapes comes from?

Grapes come from supermarkets, silly1







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1 Yes, I know about grape vines; my grandfather had them in his back yard.

01101001
2010-Mar-13, 03:43 AM
Not to mention the difficulty in having an actual spoken-word discussion about the board in which said moderator comes up.

It was always pronounced "grapes". In my circle.

cran
2010-Mar-13, 09:46 AM
I wonder how many posters here now know where grapes comes from?

the best ones come from certain valleys in South Australia ...


the worst ones come from Wrath* ...



*a previously unknown whine valley made famous by Henry Gibson ...
or maybe it was Henry Fonda ...

HenrikOlsen
2010-Mar-13, 10:38 AM
It was always pronounced "grapes". In my circle.
Ditto.

mahesh
2010-Mar-13, 10:48 AM
...
the worst ones come from Wrath* ...
I breeeng you zis steinbeck

edit:
In certain parts of London, accent-wise, one might even get away with 'Gripes of Wrath'

mahesh
2010-Mar-13, 10:57 AM
ahh...I wondered about the post-count...I see it now, why it wasn't carried over.

Kaptain K
2010-Mar-13, 01:05 PM
To HUb' he was "grab o' raft"

Tensor
2010-Mar-13, 01:15 PM
To HUb' he was "grab o' raft"

heheheheh, I forgot about that one.

mahesh
2010-Mar-13, 03:07 PM
... Well I Muscat some more spammers. :Dokaaaay, Madeira!

BigDon
2010-Mar-13, 05:12 PM
the best ones come from certain valleys in South Australia ...

The normally geograghically all wise Cran has missed his mark by a hemisphere or two. (I'm trying to figure if western and northern count as two.) The Napa valley is in California! Not two hours drive from here. :whistle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napa_Valley_AVA

(And they make fun of American geograghy students!)

Torsten
2010-Mar-13, 05:14 PM
I had been absent for a while when Grapes of Wrath "disappeared". I never made the connection between that disappearance and the sudden appearance of a posting asteroid. So I emailed an acquaintance to find out if all was well, and was clued in. In my mind, all these incarnations have but one name, and it isn't grapes.

Jim
2010-Mar-13, 06:46 PM
He's been "Grapes" to me for a loo-o-o-ong time.

AndreasJ
2010-Mar-14, 11:14 AM
I've been thinking of him as "Heb" ...

grapes
2010-Mar-14, 11:19 AM
Poster Torsten (and many of us others) participated in an online bulletin board that was the model for the original Bad Astronomy board--back when the anonymous internet was not so anonymous. But maybe I've said too much. :)

mahesh
2010-Mar-14, 11:55 AM
I've always thought of (and sometimes referred to) hhE...as 'smiles' ...being kilometres in a mile.
The avatar reminds me of a steam-roller/a door handle/an anvil/an iron...

grapes
2010-Mar-14, 12:13 PM
The avatar reminds me of a steam-roller/a door handle/an anvil/an iron...a rhomaleosaurus :)

mahesh
2010-Mar-14, 12:44 PM
a rhomaleosaurus :)
Oh, but that is just so beautiful...
I'll put it in my top drawer
shame they (and their friends) aren't around anymore...
on second thoughts, they are...but slightly different in appearance

The avatar reminds me of a steam-roller/a door handle/an anvil/an iron...
pardon me and my out-of-focus eyesight.

tdvance
2010-Mar-14, 12:55 PM
Poster Torsten (and many of us others) participated in an online bulletin board that was the model for the original Bad Astronomy board--back when the anonymous internet was not so anonymous. But maybe I've said too much. :)

Was that back in the days you could go to Waldenbooks (Borders? Amazon? what's that? at least in my area) and get a book of *every* (well, almost every, those who put something online, e-mail address hding and mangling not invented yet because spam was a very minor problem then) name and e-mail address?

Tensor
2010-Mar-14, 01:40 PM
Poster Torsten (and many of us others) participated in an online bulletin board that was the model for the original Bad Astronomy board--back when the anonymous internet was not so anonymous. But maybe I've said too much. :)

Well, whenever I saw any of your posts under any of your other incarnations, I didn't "think" of grapes as the name either. However, I always wanted to type either grapes or GOW.

Jeff Root
2010-Mar-14, 02:17 PM
> I'll put it in my top drawer

I have a Mosasaurus anceps tooth that I keep in the pencil drawer of
the desk I'm sitting at. It's 70 million years old. -- The tooth, that is.
The desk is 63 years old. They're both older than I am.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

mahesh
2010-Mar-14, 03:16 PM
What, like one of these, JR?
http://www.paleodirect.com/dt1-011.htm

My goodness...how utterly lovely!

Jeff Root
2010-Mar-14, 04:50 PM
Just like that, minus the rock. The little bit of rock that is inside the base
of the tooth is the same color and texture as the rock in the photos.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

cran
2010-Mar-15, 12:18 PM
The normally geograghically all wise Cran has missed his mark by a hemisphere or two. (I'm trying to figure if western and northern count as two.) The Napa valley is in California! Not two hours drive from here. :whistle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napa_Valley_AVA

(And they make fun of American geograghy students!)

pah! a poor cousin at best -
a Hollywood-esque copy of the real "heaven-in-a-bottle" ... :lol:


Straddling the centre of the Australian continent, South Australia is the wine industry’s powerhouse State, producing most of the nation’s wine and boasting some of the oldest individual vines in the world. The venerable old vines found in South Australia’s Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, through their isolation, survived the great phylloxera plagues that wiped out the vines of North America and Europe, and somewhat later, devastated Australia’s eastern vineyards. Quarantine restrictions were introduced, saving South Australia’s vines from phylloxera, and ensuring the State retained its grape growing status...http://www.wineaustralia.com/Australia/Default.aspx?tabid=176

(and for that geographically-challenged quip, I shall arrange a belated visit to your birthday thread from an old English friend of mine now residing in that valley)

mugaliens
2010-Mar-16, 04:42 AM
I never had a problem pronouncing grapes' former name. Whenever I read "hhEb09'1", I simply thought, "heeby-geebies."

Naturally, that's a mispronunciation, but at least I knew who I was thinking about! Grapes do not give me the heeby geebies, but prunes do, so it's not a stretch to keep the name change straight. :)

jlhredshift
2010-Mar-16, 02:58 PM
I always thought the nine foot one inch was just bragging.

That's not what prunes do to me.:whistle:

Grey
2010-Mar-17, 04:00 PM
1. It wasn't half-pi; it was the number of kilometers in a mile. Don't ask me why.

2. It's a blatant instance of sock puppetry but one condoned by an administrator who's sick and tired of having to cut-and-paste whenever he wants to spell a certain moderator's name correctly.I always just called him Pace since that name change, since it's also the number of meters in a pace (a Roman soldier's standard pace, to be specific), and that was easy to write and say.

cran
2010-Mar-18, 12:53 AM
I always just called him Pace since that name change, since it's also the number of meters in a pace (a Roman soldier's standard pace, to be specific), and that was easy to write and say.

so did/do I, since a discussion about that -
also because pace is Latin for peace;
appropriate for the job, I thought ...

grapes
2010-Mar-18, 01:45 AM
And I liked Pace--it's roman for peace, which reminds me of the Janis Joplin Peace of My Heart :)

01101001
2010-Mar-18, 03:20 AM
And I liked Pace [...]

Yum. Picante? Chunky? Salsa verde? (http://www.pacefoods.com/products.aspx)

Gillianren
2010-Mar-18, 03:21 AM
And I liked Pace--it's roman for peace, which reminds me of the Janis Joplin Peace of My Heart :)

"Roman"? Gotta love the Joplin, though.

Tensor
2010-Mar-18, 03:37 AM
Yum. Picante? Chunky? Salsa verde? (http://www.pacefoods.com/products.aspx)

I soooooooo wanted to. I managed to resist. :lol:

Homophone
2010-Mar-18, 03:40 AM
reminds me of the Janis Joplin Peace of My Heart :)

Good one.

The Backroad Astronomer
2010-Mar-18, 05:58 AM
I soooooooo wanted to. I managed to resist. :lol:
Resistance is futile.