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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:21 pm
You had to know it eventually must happen: A thread about threads. Step right up, ladies and germs. Hurry hurry.

Thread
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thread may refer to:

A kind of thin yarn, thin fibers spun together, for textiles and sewing
Screw thread, which turns rotation into linear movement, by a ridge running in a spiral down the length of a cylinder
Topic thread, a group of messages or postings to a newsgroup, mailing list or Internet forum on a single topic
Thread (computer science), a sequence of instructions which may execute in parallel with other threads
Threads, a 1984 BBC docudrama concerning the after-effects of a nuclear attack on Sheffield
Thread (Pern), a destructive mindless alien spore in the Dragonriders of Pern series of science fiction novels
Threads (Stargate SG-1), a Season 8 Stargate SG-1 episode
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:27 pm
a destructive mindless alien spore

Sounds like Brandon.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:27 pm
(I can say that since there is no danger of him entering this thread, can't I?)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:31 pm
Too late to edit, gus. That remark stands on the record for all of history and post history. But, because Brandon has a keen sense of humor, it is, as they say, "no biggie."
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Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:49 pm
So Edgar, would this include floss? Can we talk about floss here?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 09:52 pm
Threads, a 1984 BBC docudrama concerning the after-effects of a nuclear attack on Sheffield[color]

an excellent movie, saw it around 1989 on VHS
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:00 pm
Reyn wrote:
So Edgar, would this include floss? Can we talk about floss here?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Dental flossDental floss is a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic (teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. The floss is inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides, especially close to the gums. Dental floss is often flavored and can be waxed or unwaxed.

Floss is no thread. It's a ribbon. Sorry, reyn, but it's off topic.
Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:05 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
Floss is no thread. It's a ribbon. Sorry, reyn, but it's off topic.

Awww, I'm so disappointed. Sad I could talk for hours and hours about floss. It's just as useful as duct tape.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:13 pm
Edgar, knowing you, you'll find this an interesting project. Sadly, they've stopped accepting threads since they are overwhelmed with them. Reading the stories that came along with the donated threads from around the world will touch you in many ways.

http://www.threadproject.com/asp/project.asp

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Individual strands of threads, from thousands of people world-wide, have been woven into this ambitious work of art, symbolizing unity amidst diversity. The resulting tapestries, some of the most diverse ever woven, offer a moving and compelling visual of the beauty and richness of weaving our differences into a unified whole. The cloths are a tapestry of thread and voices that blend into the single story of the human family.

The stories people write about their threads create the heart of this international project. Excerpts from some of the letters can be read in the Story Threads section. Many threads are sent in memory of loved ones: the tag from a beloved father's tee shirt; a thread from a friend's bushwhacker jacket, a thread from the blanket of a child who died. Some threads celebrate new beginnings: a strip of a wedding veil, the lace of a baby bootie, a tassel from graduation, a thread brought with belongings while immigrating.


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The weavers of The Thread Project: One World, One Cloth have volunteered their looms, time and talent to weave individual panels of the World Cloths. Information about individual weavers is listed under each cloth.

Weavers have been found for all 49 panels. They come from every continent except Antarctica. Panels will be woven in: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, El Salvador, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Lesotho, South Africa, The United Kingdom, and the United States. The panels have been woven in school settings, libraries, community gatherings, cooperatives and in private studios.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:13 pm
Floss is good for tying up roaches so they can't get away while you search for the can of Raid. Beyond that- - ?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:17 pm
Butrflynet wrote:
Edgar, knowing you, you'll find this an interesting project. Sadly, they've stopped accepting threads since they are overwhelmed with them. Reading the stories that came along with the donated threads from around the world will touch you in many ways.

http://www.threadproject.com/asp/project.asp

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Individual strands of threads, from thousands of people world-wide, have been woven into this ambitious work of art, symbolizing unity amidst diversity. The resulting tapestries, some of the most diverse ever woven, offer a moving and compelling visual of the beauty and richness of weaving our differences into a unified whole. The cloths are a tapestry of thread and voices that blend into the single story of the human family.

The stories people write about their threads create the heart of this international project. Excerpts from some of the letters can be read in the Story Threads section. Many threads are sent in memory of loved ones: the tag from a beloved father's tee shirt; a thread from a friend's bushwhacker jacket, a thread from the blanket of a child who died. Some threads celebrate new beginnings: a strip of a wedding veil, the lace of a baby bootie, a tassel from graduation, a thread brought with belongings while immigrating.


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The weavers of The Thread Project: One World, One Cloth have volunteered their looms, time and talent to weave individual panels of the World Cloths. Information about individual weavers is listed under each cloth.

Weavers have been found for all 49 panels. They come from every continent except Antarctica. Panels will be woven in: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, El Salvador, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Lesotho, South Africa, The United Kingdom, and the United States. The panels have been woven in school settings, libraries, community gatherings, cooperatives and in private studios.



That's some interesting stuff. I urge everyone to send in a thread.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:17 pm
Photos of the completed thread project tapestries are found here:

http://www.threadproject.com/asp/photo.asp?id=48#pictop
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horsefarm
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:17 pm
what about "hanging by a thread"? what kind of thread would that be? Cool
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:38 pm
As I have not yet hung by a thread, I am unable to say for sure which one would be used.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:41 pm
http://www.wilhelm-aerospace.org/Architecture/rome/capitoline/roman-horseman-buck-naked.JPG
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Threadless Horseman
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horsefarm
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 10:49 pm
hahahahaha looks like thats all hes got is a thread
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 29 Nov, 2006 11:12 pm
Hey, Threads was hippy slang for clothes too.

'Nice threads, man'
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/RussianRainbowGathering_4Aug2005.jpg/180px-RussianRainbowGathering_4Aug2005.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 30 Nov, 2006 01:26 am
He threaded his way up the field between opposing players.

What kind of thread is that Edgar? hmmm? welll?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 30 Nov, 2006 01:30 am
I have a good friend named Thread.

Or "Fred", as it is pronounced in these parts.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Nov, 2006 07:38 pm
dadpad wrote:
He threaded his way up the field between opposing players.

What kind of thread is that Edgar? hmmm? welll?


Wikipedia fails to mention that one. I will take a wild stab at it, however. He obviously thought he was a great needle.
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