Singapore Expats Forum

General Discussions

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.

User avatar
sapphire
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2365
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2005

Postby sapphire » Wed, 14 Dec 2005 3:58 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:with the current amount of bad jokes in this thread someone is going to blow a fuse :o

Only if it is too bright a bulb...
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 14 Dec 2005 5:17 pm

sapphire wrote:
Baron Greenback wrote:with the current amount of bad jokes in this thread someone is going to blow a fuse :o

Only if it is too bright a bulb...[/quote]


Well, some of us don't have to worry then, eh Sapphire?! :wink:
......................................................

'nuff said Image

User avatar
sapphire
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2365
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2005

Postby sapphire » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 2:15 am

I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the box.
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

dot dot dot
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2308
Joined: Thu, 21 Oct 2004

Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 9:28 am

sapphire wrote:I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the box.


you are just eye blinding... 8)

Eric

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:08 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
sapphire wrote:I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the box.


you are just eye blinding... 8)

Eric


Those are cataracts
......................................................



'nuff said Image

Wham
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 384
Joined: Tue, 12 Apr 2005
Location: Singapore

Postby Wham » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 11:39 am

Baron - a great question!

On the list given, i agree with Rommel.

In modern history, i would say Wellington,

In last two thousand, Genghis Kahn,

However, my most admired in all history is Hannibal - who fought against much larger numbers and used brilliant tactics to prevail - and the whole elephants over the alps thing was genius.
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." Samuel Johnson

User avatar
Baron Greenback
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 853
Joined: Mon, 20 Jun 2005
Location: Singapore

Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 11:50 am

Thanks Wham, initially it was just a pun on the forum index title, sadly my knowledge of military history is very limited so I can't really make an informed judgement. I agree with you on Hannibal, Elephants over the alps etc was no easy thing to do.

In 1851 Edward Creasy gave a list of the 15 decisive battles of the world, which changed the course of history, they are:

Marathon 490BC
Syracuse 413BC
Arbela 331BC
Metaurus 207BC
Teutoberger Wald AD 9
Chalons 451
Tours 732
Hastings 1066
Orleans 1429
Spanish Armada 1588
Blenheim 1704
Pultowa 1709
Saratoga 1777
Valmy 1792
Waterloo 1851
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
Hemingway

User avatar
Mary Hatch Bailey
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1579
Joined: Thu, 06 Oct 2005
Location: Bedford Falls

Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 5:20 pm

Vaucluse wrote:General Electric



And his brothers,

General Accounting & General Practitioner

Honestly, you boys and your talk of generals and war... why not play a rousing game of Stratego at the next SADC and call it a day?

User avatar
sapphire
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2365
Joined: Sun, 17 Apr 2005

Postby sapphire » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 6:35 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
sapphire wrote:I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the box.


you are just eye blinding... 8)

Eric


Those are cataracts

Not everyone is a geriatric like you, Vauvau. :P
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

User avatar
Baron Greenback
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 853
Joined: Mon, 20 Jun 2005
Location: Singapore

Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 6:44 pm

geriatric


Is that when Germany score 3 goals? :D
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."

Hemingway

dot dot dot
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2308
Joined: Thu, 21 Oct 2004

Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 7:00 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:Thanks Wham, initially it was just a pun on the forum index title, sadly my knowledge of military history is very limited so I can't really make an informed judgement. I agree with you on Hannibal, Elephants over the alps etc was no easy thing to do.

In 1851 Edward Creasy gave a list of the 15 decisive battles of the world, which changed the course of history, they are:

Marathon 490BC
Syracuse 413BC
Arbela 331BC
Metaurus 207BC
Teutoberger Wald AD 9
Chalons 451
Tours 732
Hastings 1066
Orleans 1429
Spanish Armada 1588
Blenheim 1704
Pultowa 1709
Saratoga 1777
Valmy 1792
Waterloo 1851


miss the battles of several threads on this forum in this historical overview... :D

Eric

dot dot dot
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2308
Joined: Thu, 21 Oct 2004

Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 7:02 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:General Electric



And his brothers,

General Accounting & General Practitioner

Honestly, you boys and your talk of generals and war... why not play a rousing game of Stratego at the next SADC and call it a day?


SADC only for men, you still can't accept it, right? :P

Eric

User avatar
CardZeus
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 340
Joined: Fri, 07 Oct 2005
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby CardZeus » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:00 am

Baron Greenback wrote:
geriatric


Is that when Germany score 3 goals? :D


Very sharp :lol:
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

User avatar
Mary Hatch Bailey
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1579
Joined: Thu, 06 Oct 2005
Location: Bedford Falls

Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:30 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:General Electric



And his brothers,

General Accounting & General Practitioner

Honestly, you boys and your talk of generals and war... why not play a rousing game of Stratego at the next SADC and call it a day?


SADC only for men, you still can't accept it, right? :P

Eric


I would never play Stratego or Risk! I hate war-themed board games (except for Battleship, I still play that one.). I used to like a real game of 'army' when I was a kid though, with the mud hand grenades and the camofluage face paint, just the right stick for a machine gun. Ya know, 4 older brtohers, what's a girl to do?

User avatar
Baron Greenback
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 853
Joined: Mon, 20 Jun 2005
Location: Singapore

Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 12:23 pm

I used to like a real game of 'army' when I was a kid though, with the mud hand grenades and the camofluage face paint, just the right stick for a machine gun. Ya know, 4 older brtohers, what's a girl to do?


ahhh bless, MHB sounds like you had to be a bit of a tomboy.

But it did start me thinking Risk etc are obvious war games, but surely chess is a war game as well, so in that thinking is checkers/draughts also a war game? If you boil it down to the basics any game where you have to defeat your opponent by taking control is a war game ergo naughts & crosses (tick tack toe) is a war game....which makes me think of the film "War Games" where the computer nearly starts a nuclear war but realises the futility by playing naughts & crosses which makes me think of...... oh bugger it I have gone on too much already.

[BG lobs a mud grenade at MHB & runs behind a tree sniggering]
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."

Hemingway


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests