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« on: 27/11/2009 23:19:11 »
It's so irritating to know there are hundreds of Smiths or Jones around. Why not have a number instead? You can't go wrong if you are known as number 65,999,999


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2009 23:30:15 »
It's so irritating to know there are hundreds of Smiths or Jones around. Why not have a number instead? You can't go wrong if you are known as number 65,999,999
The notion of being numbered is repulsive to most individuals and I happen to be one of the majority.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/11/2009 02:05:58 »
Me too,,, I love names .. not numbers.. LOL You are funny FuzzyUK!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/11/2009 13:05:28 »
Me too,,, I love names .. not numbers.. LOL You are funny FuzzyUK!

Thank you, 11118514 23. (Code deduced on the basis of A-Z=1-26)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/11/2009 13:34:56 »
hee hee hee... LOL..LOL..LOL... Thats pretty good! How long did that take to do that code?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 28/11/2009 13:36:03 »
Do you know how many years it would take me to memorize that number?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 28/11/2009 16:22:43 »
I think its quicker and easier to say 'Fred' than 7965a/9865g/5747y78.23, don't you? Also a whole lot easier to remember!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 28/11/2009 19:47:08 »
ditto.. but this all brings to mind the old Charlie Chan series as a child.. Number 1 son ...etc.. etc...etc...
 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2009 22:54:49 »
"I am not a number.  I am a free man" - No. 6
 

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« Reply #9 on: 28/11/2009 23:32:55 »
"I am not a number.  I am a free man" - No. 6

It's recently been remade, (apparently with bigger balloons) ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner_%282009_miniseries%29
 

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« Reply #10 on: 29/11/2009 02:00:25 »
LOL.. Sometimes that show just killed me! LOL.. Thats a funny line!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/11/2009 11:22:21 »
"I am not a number.  I am a free man" - No. 6

It's recently been remade, (apparently with bigger balloons) ...

It'll be interesting to see how good it is.  It made a huge impression on me (aged 10) when it was first broadcast, and still remains a great influence.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/11/2009 14:42:27 »
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I think its quicker and easier to say 'Fred' than 7965a/9865g/5747y78.23, don't you? Also a whole lot easier to remember!

You won't forget that number in a hurry if it's someone elses bank account, you've also got the password, and you are about to defraud them of some money online
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« Reply #13 on: 29/11/2009 23:55:03 »
Q.Why do people have names?

Same reason as dolphins ...

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Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’

Dolphins may be closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.

The evidence suggests dolphins share the human ability to recognise themselves and other members of the same species as individuals with separate identities.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article714144.ece
 

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« Reply #14 on: 30/11/2009 01:26:54 »
Names were invented by the makers of telephone directories to make them more interesting.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 30/11/2009 01:31:13 »
"I am not a number.  I am a free man" - No. 6

It's recently been remade, (apparently with bigger balloons) ...

It'll be interesting to see how good it is.  It made a huge impression on me (aged 10) when it was first broadcast, and still remains a great influence.

According to Wiki it got mixed reviews !
 

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« Reply #16 on: 30/11/2009 02:28:30 »
The original "Prisoner" was a lot of "number two".  :)
 
 

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« Reply #17 on: 30/11/2009 09:14:27 »
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I think its quicker and easier to say 'Fred' than 7965a/9865g/5747y78.23, don't you? Also a whole lot easier to remember!

You won't forget that number in a hurry if it's someone elses bank account, you've also got the password, and you are about to defraud them of some money online

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