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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    english asssignment

    ok so heres my extra credit opportunity
    write a 100 word paragraph (minimum)
    limitations:
    has to make sense and be some kinda story or basically anything
    the catch:
    you can only a single word once
    this includes the an it of
    any word can only be used once
    its gonna be tough

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    I was wondering what the catch was going to be. That's a bitch. Better get your thesaurus handy...

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    That is absolutely ridiculous. At least it's only a hundred words, but still.
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    Today I feel like men must have felt before the internet, movies, television, newspapers, blogs, nuclear power, electricity, fire, bread makers, toasters, refrigerators, couches, Christmas trees, pictures, paintings, pets, computers, desks, end tables, lamps, doors, guitars, stockings, remote controls, cell phones, blackberries, windows, cars, streets, buildings, tapestry, marble floors, thermostats, filters, carpet, cabinets, cupboards, salt, pepper, rap music, extremely long work days, blood diamonds, pillows, fascism, racism, capitalism, communism, kings, queens, tsars, dictators, bows, arrows, cannons, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, cricket, golf, volley ball, croquet, cocker spaniels, tigers, roaches, spiders, ants, DVD players, VCRs, readily available birth control, and pornography. That is...bored.
    Last edited by galileo; 11-27-2006 at 09:38 PM.

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    Only 100 words? It can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    Today I feel like men must have felt before the internet, movies, television, newspapers, blogs, nuclear power, electricity, fire, bread makers, toasters, refrigerators, couches, Christmas trees, pictures, paintings, pets, computers, desks, end tables, lamps, doors, guitars, stockings, remote controls, cell phones, blackberries, windows, cars, streets, buildings, tapestry, marble floors, thermostats, filters, carpet, cabinets, cupboards, salt, pepper, rap music, extremely long work days, blood diamonds, pillows, fascism, racism, capitalism, communism, kings, queens, tsars, dictators, bows, arrows, cannons, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, cricket, golf, volley ball, croquet, cocker spaniels, tigers, roaches, spiders, ants, DVD players, VCRs, readily available birth control, and pornography. That is...bored.
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    english asssignment
    Just noticed this. Are you passing the class?
    Last edited by sCaRz*Of*PaiN; 11-27-2006 at 09:42 PM.
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    Speak in 1337. You w1n.

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    I never thought writing a single word story would be so difficult. However, sitting in my chair, on the only computer left after Marvin eliminated anti-ludite rebels, creative prose seemed like an interesting respite from post-revolutionary chaos. Surrounded by nostalgic pictures, stuffed animals killed with Purpletail's favourite bow and arrow, which was given to me before he died fighting for justice, images of violence proved impossible distractions. Surprisingly, despite their primitive weaponry sheer will, grit, determination – then long forgotten human traits – led technically outgunned underdogs through grim times, with over-powered Indian – or more politically correctly termed Native American – tribes emerging victoriously over bionic communists. Distracted by ancient war tools hanging all around, authoring literary-prize caliber novels seemed somewhat unlikely, so typing halted abruptly one hundred twenty nine words since beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    I never thought writing a single word story would be so difficult. However, sitting in my chair, on the only computer left after Marvin eliminated anti-ludite rebels, creative prose seemed like an interesting respite from post-revolutionary chaos. Surrounded by nostalgic pictures, stuffed animals killed with Purpletail's favourite bow and arrow, which was given to me before he died fighting for justice, images of violence proved impossible distractions. Surprisingly, despite their primitive weaponry sheer will, grit, determination – then long forgotten human traits – led technically outgunned underdogs through grim times, with over-powered Indian – or more politically correctly termed Native American – tribes emerging victoriously over bionic communists. Distracted by ancient war tools hanging all around, authoring literary-prize caliber novels seemed somewhat unlikely, so typing halted abruptly one hundred twenty nine words since beginning.

    I hope you like it. And before you ask, no I was not high.
    OH NOES
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    I never thought writing a single word story would be so difficult. However, sitting in my chair, on the only computer left after Marvin eliminated anti-ludite rebels, creative prose seemed like an interesting respite from post-revolutionary chaos. Surrounded by nostalgic pictures, stuffed animals killed with Purpletail's favourite bow and arrow, which was given to me before he died fighting for justice, images of violence proved impossible distractions. Surprisingly, despite their primitive weaponry sheer will, grit, determination – then long forgotten human traits – led technically outgunned underdogs through grim times, with over-powered Indian – or more politically correctly termed Native American – tribes emerging victoriously over bionic communists. Distracted by ancient war tools hanging all around, authoring literary-prize caliber novels seemed somewhat unlikely, so typing halted abruptly one hundred twenty nine words since beginning.
    http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ba...web_freqs.html

    Previous paragraph uses:
    2 BY
    2 SEEMED
    2 SO
    2 WITH
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    That is a cool website. I'll use that to keep my writing from sounding too redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Just noticed this. Are you passing the class?
    yes i got B almost an A


    thanks galileo for the website
    mines almost done although it will probably not be as complex as some of yours
    ill post it when im done

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    Ernest Vincent Wright wrote Gadsby, a novel without using the letter "e". So I'm sure you could find 100 coherent words that don't repeat.

    Could you do a poem? Does it have to be an essay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    Today I feel like men must have felt before the internet, movies, television, newspapers, blogs, nuclear power, electricity, fire, bread makers, toasters, refrigerators, couches, Christmas trees, pictures, paintings, pets, computers, desks, end tables, lamps, doors, guitars, stockings, remote controls, cell phones, blackberries, windows, cars, streets, buildings, tapestry, marble floors, thermostats, filters, carpet, cabinets, cupboards, salt, pepper, rap music, extremely long work days, blood diamonds, pillows, fascism, racism, capitalism, communism, kings, queens, tsars, dictators, bows, arrows, cannons, tennis, football, soccer, baseball, cricket, golf, volley ball, croquet, cocker spaniels, tigers, roaches, spiders, ants, DVD players, VCRs, readily available birth control, and pornography. That is...bored.
    LOL @ blood diamonds. Can't say that I've seen THAT one get a lot of usage in normal conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ba...web_freqs.html

    Previous paragraph uses:
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    I knew that was going to happen... but still, screw you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ba...web_freqs.html

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    I was very close to writing a program that did just that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    I was very close to writing a program that did just that lol
    You seem to want to write a program to do everything. First year CS student? After you've been in the industry 5 or 6 years, you'll quit that ****.

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    here it is
    tell me if it is difficult to understand:
    Considering expertise on such subjects similar to this finds itself lost within a brain equally large in size as mine, methods beyond the norm become employed, allowing further knowledge comprehension. One may include, yet not limit actions of discovering new, unusual, bizarre, exceptional, peculiar, offbeat techniques, endorsing expansions far greater than ever thought possible. Thesauruses, written by dear friends, acknowledged exclusively through titles who call themselves Merriam Webster; are hired numerous times for completions relating time-consuming, strenuous, endless, life-taking assignments, with others comparatively difficult. Permitting said tasks finishing faultless. After nail-biting, teeth-grinding, fist clenching, weeks pass, old quizzes looking grim. Seemingly simple work ruins grades, luckily extra credit saves me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goose21 View Post
    here it is
    tell me if it is difficult to understand:
    Considering expertise on such subjects similar to this finds itself lost within a brain equally large in size as mine, methods beyond the norm become employed, allowing further knowledge comprehension. One may include, yet not limit actions of discovering new, unusual, bizarre, exceptional, peculiar, offbeat techniques, endorsing expansions far greater than ever thought possible. Thesauruses, written by dear friends, acknowledged exclusively through titles who call themselves Merriam Webster; are hired numerous times for completions relating time-consuming, strenuous, endless, life-taking assignments, with others comparatively difficult. Permitting said tasks finishing faultless. After nail-biting, teeth-grinding, fist clenching, weeks pass, old quizzes looking grim. Seemingly simple work ruins grades, luckily extra credit saves me.
    Goose - it's a little difficult at parts. Your first sentence is convoluted and should likely be changed to "Considering THAT...", and "become employed" is annoyingly passive to the point where it detracts from the rest of the albeit short paragraph. Also, there is no such thing as "knowledge comprehension" - find a synonym here.

    Second, "acknowledged exclusively through titles" doesn't seem to have any meaning. What do you mean? Third, that shouldn't be a semicolon following the aforementioned sentence.

    The word "completion" as a noun should likely be avoided if you are not talking about the sport of football.

    There is no such phrase as "life-taking assignments".

    "Permitting said tasks finishing faultless" is a sentence fragment and needs to be revised.

    "Seemingly simple work ruins grades, but luckily extra credit saves me."

    Anyhow, it's a really good start - fix a few parts and you're good to go!
    Last edited by McIrish; 11-29-2006 at 08:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo View Post
    You seem to want to write a program to do everything. First year CS student? After you've been in the industry 5 or 6 years, you'll quit that ****.
    lol 3rd year. Plus I don't know these cool little program you know. It would faster for me to write that than to find one online. And before you tell me to use google, I probably wouldn't have considered that someone had done it already. I'm smart like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    lol 3rd year. Plus I don't know these cool little program you know. It would faster for me to write that than to find one online. And before you tell me to use google, I probably wouldn't have considered that someone had done it already. I'm smart like that.
    Google is your friend, dude.

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    This one is better:

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