11/18/2009 12:28am, #21
Injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.
The phrase 'hoist with one's own petar[d]' is often cited as 'hoist by one's own petar[d]'. The two forms mean the same, although the former is strictly a more accurate version of the original source. A petard is, or rather was, as they have long since fallen out of use, a small engine of war used to blow breaches in gates or walls. They were originally metallic and bell-shaped but later cubical wooden boxes. Whatever the shape, the significant feature was that they were full of gunpowder - basically what we would now call a bomb.
The device was used by the military forces of all the major European fighting nations by the 16th century. In French and English - petar or petard, and in Spanish and Italian - petardo.
Now why is Hesperus talking about Graduate Record Exams?"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
11/18/2009 1:14am, #22
11/18/2009 1:41am, #23
11/18/2009 2:37am, #24
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
- Northern Illinois
11/18/2009 3:37am, #25
"A gris-gris (pronounced gree-gree,) is an amulet used to ward off evil spirits. There is a saying: 'Everybody got a gris-gris.' Everybody has irrational beliefs. It’s a truism that serves not so much to make a particularly insightful point, as to force us to always keep our irrationality in mind. Everybody is capable of being suckered by silly, irrational nonsense." -Graham Templeton
I spelled it wrong, sorry.
11/18/2009 10:50am, #26
11/18/2009 11:33am, #27
You have higher morals because you don't have a corner man who accidentally puts a little vaseline between your shoulder blades, a place that would probably never affect the outcome of a fight and ended up NOT affecting the outcome of the fight?
11/18/2009 12:01pm, #28
1) Out come is not relevant.
2) Accidental my ass.
3) Little vaseline between shoulder blades... NOT!
4) Find the original comments by Dana. I saw them and posted it (youtube as I recall) and compare those comments (something like "Fucking cheating bullshit,") to his $$$$$$$ influenced comments he made the next day that whitewashed the issue.
5)I wasn't there, but I'd ask Nevada State Athletic Commission's executive director Keith Kizer. He ran into the cage when he saw Phil Nurse greasing up GSP. Rudy Valentino (Penn's trainer) says they warned the Nevada State Athletic Commission before the fight alleging that St. Pierre did it before their meeting in 2006 and that Matt Serra's camp claimed the same thing happened in Serra's second fight against GSP.
6) It's fine for fans to like GSP, I used to like him myself, but let's stay real and call a spade a spade and a cheater a cheater. I'm affiliated with Muay Thai out of Vegas on a very n00bie level and I was rather blown away with the requirements including Dr., paid and non-paid, affiliated and non-affiliated corner men, refs, judges, and the whole institutionalized structure that has been developed to insure safety and fair play and help to prevent cheating and rule breaking. To make the fights safe and provide a level playing field is the goal. That didn't occur."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
11/18/2009 5:18pm, #29
I forgot all about the cheating, now I hate GSP again :(
11/18/2009 6:16pm, #30