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    The NEVERENDING REALLY DUMB Question Thread

    Your grade school teacher may have been fond of saying "there is no such thing as a 'dumb question' just people too dumb to ask" but I respectfully disgree with her point of view. I'm sure you will too once this thread picks up some steam.

    So let's get down to business.....if Mohandas K. Ghandi were alive today and wasn't a pacifist or into that whole 'Satyagraha' thing, which do you think would be his preferred submachine gun for use in an urban combat environment and why?
    1. MP5
    2. MAC10
    3. Thompson M1928 (w/ drum magazine)
    4. Uzi
    5. M3 'grease gun'
    6. would opt for a pump action sawed-off shotgun instead of an smg
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    None of the above. Why should he when he'd have easy access to the Brahmastra?
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    I think he would have the resources to modify the gun of his choosing. Customization is all the craze. Why would he have a gun that isn't original?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    I think he would have the resources to modify the gun of his choosing. Customization is all the craze. Why would he have a gun that isn't original?
    Being the friend to the Common Man that he was, I'm sure Ghandi would dismiss a customized weapon out of hand - if a standard issue M3 is good enough in the hands of a G.I. in the paratroops, it's good enough for him. None of this long-barrel, extended shoulder stock, chrome plating nonsense for him. No sir, the important things for him would be ensuring adequate rate of fire and ease of serviceability. That's just the way he rolled.

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    Well, prior to when the USA's Feds started infringing on the 2nd Amendment rights of the common man (and woman) in the 1930s, Thompsons were available TO the common man (and woman). They were also commonly used as close-quarters weapons during WWII and saw government service after the War.

    Since these were marketed and sold to the common man (and woman), I would think that someone supposedly representing the common man (and woman) would find them attractive (as did Al Capone).

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    Given India was a British colony, I'm thinking the Sten would be most likely.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Given India was a British colony, I'm thinking the Sten would be most likely.
    Don't think that picture of Winston Churchill with the Sten convinces me it's the Brit automatic weapon of choice.....after all..... Besides, I said if Ghandi were around today. You know, the more I think of it the more I believe Ghandi would opt for the Uzi due to its non-first-world manufacturing origins.

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    I'd like to see Gandhi even try to pick up a Thompson...let alone fire it without being knocked off his feet.

    Uzi is probably a good choice. Or maybe a Skorpion?

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Given India was a British colony, I'm thinking the Sten would be most likely.
    I thought you said the Stan. Now that's a truly fearsome weapon.
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    If Gandhi were alive today he'd be...a professional wrestler!

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    How do you think Gandhi would fare as a competitive eater?

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    Okay, if there were some things you thought you knew, but it turns out you really didn't know what you thought you knew; I mean, you still don't know what you thought you knew but you now know that you didn't know, would it be wise to act in accordance with the present knowlege that past knowlege was in error if the error would affect knowing in the future whether one knew now what they should have known then?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Okay, if there were some things you thought you knew, but it turns out you really didn't know what you thought you knew; I mean, you still don't know what you thought you knew but you now know that you didn't know, would it be wise to act in accordance with the present knowlege that past knowlege was in error if the error would affect knowing in the future whether one knew now what they should have known then?
    Are you talking about the Bush presidency years?
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    I am a choreographer. That's what I do. You are cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I am a choreographer. That's what I do. You are cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded.
    Do I lose my man card because I know where this comes from and actually enjoy it?
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Do I lose my man card because I know where this comes from and actually enjoy it?
    That depends. Given the visual subject matter of the source you might even be in line for a promotion within the club.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    That depends. Given the visual subject matter of the source you might even be in line for a promotion within the club.
    Excellent. Good to hear.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Do I lose my man card because I know where this comes from and actually enjoy it?
    I was using the btrage style of unrelated random movie quote thread ninja skills.

    And thats a negative on the man card, that movie is classic.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I am a choreographer. That's what I do. You are cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded.
    Totally off topic- but thats the first quote i have actually known since it became the thing to do on Cyburbia.

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    I'm a planner. I still don't know what I plan?
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
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    Steam

    Referencing Maister's opening salvo for this thread, I just have to ask this really dumb question:

    How can you "pick up steam"?

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