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livredor
There are some seriously obsessive people in this world
Tuesday, 12 June 2007 at 07:30 pm
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So, imagine that Tefillin Barbie has children one day. (She'd have some anatomical problems, but hey, I hear they can do some wonderful things with fertility treatment these days.) And then imagine that those children want to play with teeny-tiny meta-dolls of their own. Would you believe that someone out there has already hand-knitted teeny-tiny clothes for the teeny-tiny meta-dolls? Let's not think what it would be like if the baby Barbies wanted their dollies to have little dolly tefillin as well...


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beckyzoole: shiny
From:beckyzoole
Date:June 12th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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Those are amazing!
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lethargic_man: default
From:lethargic_man
Date:June 12th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Let's not think what it would be like if the baby Barbies wanted their dollies to have little dolly tefillin as well...

...or to have dolls of their own...
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livredor: hands
From:livredor
Date:June 13th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
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Seriously? On the scale she's using the dolls' dolls' dolls would be less than 1 mm tall. I'm thinking you'd have to get one of those gadgets for writing on grains of rice, and just do a simple smily face on a grain. Surely nobody is insane enough to make clothes at 1 : 123 scale!
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lethargic_man: beardy
From:lethargic_man
Date:June 13th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
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Big dolls have smaller dolls
In order to delight 'em
And smaller dolls and smaller dolls
And so ad infinitum.
Or, as rysmiel so succintly puts it: 0, 1, infinity. :o)
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livredor: letters
From:livredor
Date:June 13th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Heh, your comment made me think of that Belloc ditty too. I'm glad I didn't post it cos your version is much more witty!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 14th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
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There are some seriously obsessive people in this world

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The original was Jonathan Swift On Poetry -- So, naturalists observe, a flea/Hath smaller fleas that on him prey;/And these have smaller fleas to bite 'em,/And so proceed ad infinitum./Thus every poet, in his kind,/Is bit by him that comes behind.
The ditty adopted by Lethargic Man is Augustus de Morgan (1806 -- 1871) A Budget of Paradoxes.

Without a URL I can only sign myself the Southernwood Pedant.
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rysmiel: just another perl hacker
From:rysmiel
Date:June 14th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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I said that ?

I don't recall it, and it seems to me that that really should go 0, 1, many, infinity.
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lethargic_man: default
From:lethargic_man
Date:June 17th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Overly pedantic answer

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A perusal of my mail archive reveals a conversation of ours at the start of xber '97 in which I said, after you said there was still a non-zero number of something:
ME: Yup; I'm learning now—in rysmielspeak that means there's an infinite number. :-)
YOU: *peals of giggles* Zero, one, many. Simple.
In June '99 I misquoted this back to you as "Zero, one, infinity...", and you said "This is a meme I will admit to, yes."
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lethargic_man: reflect
From:lethargic_man
Date:June 17th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
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On reflection, I think the difference between where you're coming from and where I am is the fact that I'm basing my thinking on mathematical induction, where there's no stage beyond "one" short of "infinity".
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:June 12th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Coo-ur. That's LITTLE.
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owlfish: default
From:owlfish
Date:June 12th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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That's impressive microknitting!

Playmobil came out with a new line this year... mini-Playmobil at the right scale for Playmobil kids to play with. So tiny!
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livredor: Amelie
From:livredor
Date:June 13th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
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OMG! There's mini-Playmobil for Playmobil kids? That's one of the coolest things I've ever heard, and it makes me want some, even though I don't have any children in my life to play Playmobil with. (I like the way your icon is appropriate for the topic, too.)
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