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Columbus day?! what's that about?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by todbanner, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. todbanner

    todbanner Chimp

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    What is all this about?! the banks take the day off on the day I'm supposed to pick up my NEW TRUCK!

    not happy! :nope:
     

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  2. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    It's a day to celebrate the dude who oppressed and exploited the native people of our country (which he found by acicdent). Duh!

    I had the day off though, so I can't complain too much :rolleyes:
     
  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    And let's not forget theat the Norse ("Viking" is something they did, not who they were.) made it to North America hundreds of years before Columbus. In smaller boats, no less!

    I am down with ya on the day off though. I get it as a floater... I can take it whenever I want.
     
  4. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Yea, but look at all he got for his efforts , a Small country in South Americas named after him and a City in Ohio.

    and Besides the Vikings, the Chinese were also Probably on the west coast also before Columbus
     
  5. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Columbus Day is a scam! It seems that less and less people are getting the day off--banks and the postal service are the only ones I know at this point.

    I think 4 more of us should ride our bikes into woods, and say that we found a new country, that way people can get the rest of the week off...
     
  6. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Well, he did get some cash out of the deal, and a bit of fame.

    Chinese, eh? That's a good point that I haven't thought about before. They were highly advanced at that point and could have made it. I'm gonna have to do a little research now. The Norse were definetly there, though.
     
  7. Dirt Jumper

    Dirt Jumper Chimp

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    We didn't even get the day off of school.

    What a gyp.

    Actually, this isn't the actual Columbus day. We just celebrate it on this day.
     
  8. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    So now they're lying to us about holidays!?! Next thing you know we'll all find out there's no Santa Clause!!! Dang government! It's all N8's fault I tell ya!
     
  9. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    I got today, and tomorrow off. Suckas have fun at work!!!!!!
     
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    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    I most definitely did not get a break from classes :mumble:
     
  11. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    check out the chinese treasure fleet
     
  12. todbanner

    todbanner Chimp

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    I'd like to bump this back to the top! I'm still pissed!

    didn't even get to pick it up today!!!!!

    :mumble: :nope: <-- take that!
     
  14. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! no truckie for you!


    I will say that I checked out that Chinese Treasure Fleet that Wumpus suggested. Dang! The chinese were seriously advanced sailors and ship builders. It's too bad that they stopped.
     
  15. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    They were invaded by the cruel warlords of tibet. They had no choice but to focus their resources.
     
  16. todbanner

    todbanner Chimp

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    :nope:
     
  17. todbanner

    todbanner Chimp

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    Pickin' it up friday now... it looks like.... :mad:
     
  18. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    getting a head start on that railroad, no doubt. How industrious...
     
  19. todbanner

    todbanner Chimp

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    Today could be the day!!! :thumb:

    Check her out!

    I'm still pissed at Columbus day though :eviltongu hehe