What the heck's a Vulcan?...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Smokin Guns, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Went down 'bama way...and run across this thong wearin' fella perched up on a tower...Was the fella some kind'a "Greek God"...?...or just liked showin' off his cheeks?...:confused:
     

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  2. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

    Feb 24, 2004
    God of Sulphur, Strength, Metalworks,anvil,weapons shaping etc,etc.
    This is part and parcel of the Greco Roman Pantheon of Polytheistic deities. Fascinating stuff historically, but ultimatly herecy.
     
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  3. Thanks Rem! Looked like the feller had some "Cottage Cheese" go'in on too!...;)
     

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  4. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Cottage cheese?

    That one went over the top of my head......

    I don't get it?

    mike
     
  5. It bee's lookin' like his cheeks, is startin' ta curdle like "Cottage Cheese"...Dang!...reckon i'm gunna have to 'splain everthin'...;)
     
  6. Birmingham used to be a big iron, steel town. I lived there a looong time ago for a little while. Saw Vulcan all the time. They just refurbished him finishing maybe a year ago. Spent like 10 or 15 million doing it too.
     
  7. merc

    merc New Member

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    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    How come they let this dude hang around when the kids can't pray in school or pledge alliegience to the flag or stuff like that?
    Was there not so0me big howy do somewhere down nsouth when a judge purchased and put a statue in the courthouse lobby?
    Where the heck are we going??
    I think the values are getting a tad mixed up.'
     
  8. Brob73

    Brob73 New Member

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    Feb 26, 2004
    Florida
    I thought a Vulcan was a big a$$ multi-barrel'd gun mounted on miltary copters.
     
  9. JohnnyRobotic

    JohnnyRobotic New Member

    hmm usually metal workers wear like heavy leather over the normal clothes they wear . . .maybe not cottage cheese on his arse but lots and lots of scars from molten metal damage

    And isn't Spock a Vulcan?
     
  10. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    When I moved to Alabama in the early sixties, the old steel furnaces, open hearth type, were still running full tilt and the pollution was horrendous. During the summer months, especially, downtown Birmingham was a breathing death trap with an average of 40-50 people dying of asphyxiation during the months of June through August. There were days on end with 100% humidity and visibility no better than a thick New England fog. I went to the hospital several times, myself, with breathing problems, more than likely a precursor of my present condition.

    You could never see the sun and if you did, it was bright red, not yellow or orange. Once the furnaces closed down by government order the air quality became some of the best in the country but the area was severely depressed for years until other industry replaced the steel industry, which had made Birmingham what it is today. The whole mountain surrounding Birmingham is one big lode of Iron Ore, hence the reason for the statute of Vulcan, the God of Iron in the Roman vernacular. That's also why it's called, "Red Mountain!" It is as much an icon to Alabama as the Statute in New York is to those folks, aside from the immigrant (legitimate) influence having spotted it as one of the first things seen in the New World.

    Sorry for the history lesson but there was a reason that Vulcan was worth millions to the public to refurbish and save.
     
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  11. The Vulcan has nothing to do with religon. It just stands for the fact that Birmingham used to be a big steel producing region.
     
  12. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    a vulcan ,is a person from vulcan ,like spock ,or tuvoc


    ever see a three hundred pound woman in tight spandex ???
    her butt looks like 80pounds of chewed bubble gum ?

    thats what it means
     
  13. JohnnyRobotic

    JohnnyRobotic New Member

    DEAR GOD gp, now i need to find a place that sells brain soap to wash tha image out

    my morning could have happened without that image in my brain
     
  14. Sackett

    Sackett Member

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    Nov 29, 2003
    SW Mississippi
    Aww cmon guys. Vulcans are sposed to be real good at helpin out Star Fleet Command.
    You always need one of those guys around to help with info and advice. You know what I mean, there will be some kind of strange or squirrely situation and nobody knows what to do until the Vulcan comes up with some trivial input that normal folks don't keep in their heads.
    I'm convinced that Vulcans would be good on Jeopardy. Its a well known fact that Alex Trebek is one. I mean look at how he knows all that stuff and puts people down for their ignorance.
    Of course he had to get his ears docked just so he could do the show.
    I think Canada has a lot of Vulcans.

    Then again, I could be wrong.
     
  15. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I'd better not touch that one with a fifty foot pole, Sackett!!

    I'd be afraid to on a SUNDAY!
     
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