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What would you say?

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What would you say?

Post by Maxcady10001 » January 16th, 2018, 2:10 pm

If you were an astronaut, and were about to take the first step on to a new planet, what would you say?

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Steve3007 » January 16th, 2018, 3:19 pm

I wouldn't think in advance about what I was going to say. I'd let the experience of the moment dictate my words. Then, when I finally stepped onto that planet, it would occur to me what a little step it is from the spacecraft to the planetary surface. But, as I said that, it would occur to me that, metaphorically, although it's only a small step for a man, it's actually a pretty giant leap for mankind.

So I'd probably say something, off the cuff, that encapsulated the essence of that thought. I'm not sure what exactly.

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Kathyd » January 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Well, as a woman, and with the memory of Hillary's recent defeat still in my mind, I'd probably say something like, "Well, in 2017 we almost cracked that glass ceiling, but now, in 20xx, we blew the roof to pieces!"

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Re: What would you say?

Post by LuckyR » January 17th, 2018, 2:07 am

"Whoa, holy crap!!"
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Maxcady10001 » January 17th, 2018, 4:24 pm

What about "Behold, here walks a man!"

or "Behold, here walks a woman!"

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Littlemoon » January 18th, 2018, 7:19 pm

"I need a shower. This astronaut suit needs laundry."

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Fooloso4 » January 20th, 2018, 2:05 pm

I might be inclined not to say anything. The action says much more than any words could.

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Re: What would you say?

Post by h_k_s » November 30th, 2018, 9:48 pm

Maxcady10001 wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 2:10 pm
If you were an astronaut, and were about to take the first step on to a new planet, what would you say?
I would say "this has been one long fokking ride and so with one small step for man this is another giant step for mankind and womankind."

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Re: What would you say?

Post by h_k_s » November 30th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Kathyd wrote:
January 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Well, as a woman, and with the memory of Hillary's recent defeat still in my mind, I'd probably say something like, "Well, in 2017 we almost cracked that glass ceiling, but now, in 20xx, we blew the roof to pieces!"
Hillary was corrupt. Madeline Albright would have been a much better candidate for the DEM's.

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Re: What would you say?

Post by h_k_s » November 30th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Fooloso4 wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 2:05 pm
I might be inclined not to say anything. The action says much more than any words could.
Naw @Fooloso4 you would say something about Philosophy. Cogito ergo sum or something like that.

I know you. You would not be silent.

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Fooloso4 » December 1st, 2018, 1:11 pm

h_k_s:
Naw @Fooloso4 you would say something about Philosophy. Cogito ergo sum or something like that.

I know you. You would not be silent.
Actually I am generally quite taciturn, but since this is a forum the only acts I can rely on are speech acts. In that situation I might feel compelled by others to say something, but my genuine inclination would be not to say anything. I rarely step out of the house, though, so I haven’t given much thought to what I’d say. I’ll leave that to the speech writers.

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