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# 11
02-17-2010, 12:14 PM
i has brevity?
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# 12
02-17-2010, 12:15 PM
All your brevity are belong to us?

AND WHERE IS SULU!
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# 13
02-17-2010, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 128hoodmario View Post
All your brevity are belong to us?

AND WHERE IS SULU!
+20 for brevity
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# 14
02-17-2010, 12:33 PM
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Okay, please, please, please, somebody tell me they get the joke.

I got my new escort class, I outfitted it with the most powerful weapons I could afford, and I renamed it the USS Brevity....

That's the joke. My escort class is named Brevity. But nobody gets it when I tell them. Does anybody at all get my joke
Oh I get it.

Brevity - briefness of duration, ie his life expectancy in the Escort. Escorts are tributes to WW1 submarines though. Powerful in the right circumstances, but equally likely to just fall apart for no apparent reason as they are to be destroyed by the enemy.
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# 15
02-17-2010, 12:57 PM
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Oh I get it.

Brevity - briefness of duration, ie his life expectancy in the Escort. Escorts are tributes to WW1 submarines though. Powerful in the right circumstances, but equally likely to just fall apart for no apparent reason as they are to be destroyed by the enemy.
WTF, Ravenstein? Did you like keep records of your chat log or something

Anyway, I'm glad some people get it. I was afraid I was the only one. And it wasn't supposed to be ground-breakingly funny, just clever in a grammatical way. I have succeeded. Thank you all
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# 16
02-17-2010, 12:59 PM
I was going to name a ship the 'R.' but it wouldn't let me. I don't know why, I think the U.S.S.R. would be a great ship, well until everything falls apart as it always does with communism.
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# 17
02-17-2010, 01:02 PM
Brevity is supposed to be the soul of wit.

This thread explaining the joke is now two pages long. I am naming my next ship the U.S.S. Irony in tribute.
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# 18
02-17-2010, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bone_Flavored_Gum
I was going to name a ship the 'R.' but it wouldn't let me. I don't know why, I think the U.S.S.R. would be a great ship, well until everything falls apart as it always does with communism.
Hehehe... that's pretty clever too.

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Brevity is supposed to be the soul of wit.

This thread explaining the joke is now two pages long. I am naming my next ship the U.S.S. Irony in tribute.
Thank you, Greg.
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# 19
02-17-2010, 01:48 PM
Is it because escorts are small? Is it because their lifespan is short?

Neither scenario is particularly "hilarious..."
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# 20
02-17-2010, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bone_Flavored_Gum
I was going to name a ship the 'R.' but it wouldn't let me. I don't know why, I think the U.S.S.R. would be a great ship, well until everything falls apart as it always does with communism.
Commies with peg legs and eye patches, in space. I smell a sitcom!
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