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    Strangest juxtaposition

    What's the weirdest combination of two things you've ever seen?

    In the year 2000, I visited my wife-to-be in Israel, where she was living at the time... Among other places, we visited Hamat Gader, which is a resort facility that touts itself as an ancient Roman spa and alligator farm.

    After a nice couple of hours soaking in the hot pools, it was nice to walk in our bathrobes over to the alligator pools and have a beer while watching the reptiles. Ahhh, that was nice. Back to the soaking pool.

    Do NOT drink so much beer that you begin to confuse the soaking pool with the alligator pool. That is BAD, bad bad.
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    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    What's the weirdest combination of two things you've ever seen?

    In the year 2000, I visited my wife-to-be in Israel, where she was living at the time... Among other places, we visited Hamat Gader, which is a resort facility that touts itself as an ancient Roman spa and alligator farm.

    After a nice couple of hours soaking in the hot pools, it was nice to walk in our bathrobes over to the alligator pools and have a beer while watching the reptiles. Ahhh, that was nice. Back to the soaking pool.

    Do NOT drink so much beer that you begin to confuse the soaking pool with the alligator pool. That is BAD, bad bad.
    In New Mexico, Choco Canyon...being on top of the Anasazi mesas, not realizing that below is another level, above is another level. The indians had cut steps into some of the plateaus, and had fashioned grass bridges across hilltops and laid retractible grassen ladders over the cliff edges. One cave documented the explosion of the Crab nebula. There were ten or so large kia's (meeting halls?), and they were all aligned to the same orientation. It was pretty cool. I climbed the Fajada Butte and peered through the sun stone...it was late fall, so there was no alignment!
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    The strangest juxtaposition was me standing next to a girl for more than 3 minutes without her calling the police on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123 View Post
    The strangest juxtaposition was me standing next to a girl for more than 3 minutes without her calling the police on me.
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    Sounds pretty freaky!

    Were they more likley to be crocs than gators though for that area of the world? Nile crocs maybe?

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    In fact, I just recently went to Hamat Gader. There are several kinds of Alligators and Crocodiles that were brought from around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Sounds pretty freaky!

    Were they more likley to be crocs than gators though for that area of the world? Nile crocs maybe?
    I wouldn't be able to tell the difference since I'm not a herpetologist, but the place claimed to be an alligator farm, specifically.. Why the Israelis are raising alligators on the Syrian border is a mystery to me...
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    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
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    Are you kidding ^^^ ??

    Now Mr. Hezbollah, we're taking you over to the resort Reptile farm, and give you a chance to meet some Croc's and Alligators UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

    Of course, if you'd rather tell us the name of the leader of your terrorist cell, we could skip going to this famous resort, altogether.

    What torture, Mr. Human Rights Advocate? We offered to take him to a resort fer cryin' out loud!

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    I was thinking it was maybe for kosher boots and handbags
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    Are you kidding ^^^ ??

    Now Mr. Hezbollah, we're taking you over to the resort Reptile farm, and give you a chance to meet some Croc's and Alligators UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

    Of course, if you'd rather tell us the name of the leader of your terrorist cell, we could skip going to this famous resort, altogether.

    What torture, Mr. Human Rights Advocate? We offered to take him to a resort fer cryin' out loud!
    How did we go from Egypt to Hezbollah?

    Let me guess... you are American!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    How did we go from Egypt to Hezbollah?

    Let me guess... you are American!
    Hezbollah presence is significant all along the northern border of Israel.

    At least when I visited, the area around Hamat Gader was completely inaccessible because it's a giant mine field. Only the road is safe.
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    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
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    ermm... The northern border of Israel separates it from Lebanon and Jordan. Hamat Gader is on the northern portion of the border with Jordan where it turns east. Egypt is to the south, on the other side of Israel.

    Here's a juxtaposition:
    Hezbollah in Egypt.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
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    I suppose the Israelis have purchased (and been given) so many landmines they might as well just pepper them everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    ermm... The northern border of Israel separates it from Lebanon and Jordan. Hamat Gader is on the northern portion of the border with Jordan where it turns east. Egypt is to the south, on the other side of Israel.

    Here's a juxtaposition:
    Hezbollah in Egypt.
    Syria is right there as well. The entire reason that minefield exists is because of the tendency of that border to move back and forth in the past. The entire Golan heights area used to be Syrian.
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    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    How did we go from Egypt to Hezbollah?
    I never saw Egypt mentioned once before your post. So I guess that's how we got from Egypt to Hezbollah.
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