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  • He was a man with a lot of obscure facts in his head, a quality that I applaud:

    "If it helps to make people think a little bit more about what those ideals are, then I'll keep wearing this uniform."
    — Barbara Adams

    bansaisequoia
    December 16, 2009, 7:01 pm
    Barbara Adams was an alternate juror in the Whitewater Case in the '90s. She was the one who wore a Star Trek:TNG uniform every day to the proceedings. I thought this might shed some light.

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    • "There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing. "
      — Proverb

      bansaisequoia
      July 28, 2013, 2:11 am
      Losing weight is a pleasure. Losing a game of checkers to your kid is a pleasure. Losing your marbles can be a pleasure.

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      • "Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything. "
        — B. F. Skinner

        bonsaisequoia
        February 5, 2010, 7:22 pm
        I can make little doggies out of balloons.

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        • (Bansai has held the record of 12 seconds on this puzzle since November 13, 2009.)

          "Peace is freedom in tranquility - servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death."

          — Marcus Tullius Cicero

          cheryljean777
          December 17, 2010, 11:58 pm
          Can anybody beat this guy, bansaisequoia?

          bansaisequoia
          January 22, 2011, 2:37 am
          JCarlosCuevas, Lurker, LiveLoveLaugh, countessofmontecrypto, gryhnd51, cknapp329, kat, Altoid701, digirl28, Laura, rhaydon, peaceandluv87, ferrym85, bassood, 4pouncers, LilyH, claireann, ernests, gsull424, jimdgar, maradnu, MoreMadMunch, MSM, nanrich, opallady, pootie49, Prime22, rattletrap, toeprint, and several others have done so many thousands of times.

          Harmiger
          May 12, 2013, 8:57 pm
          But not very often or as regularly

          marnita
          February 27, 2016, 1:20 pm
          You remain our idol and our target, bansai.

          blueladyblue
          August 13, 2019, 5:32 pm
          I just think it's funny that cheryljean777 called out bansai and a month later he gets the puzzle (again) and responds. Oh to be included in that list, but it will never be.

          oddcouple
          November 19, 2019, 10:00 pm
          I beat a bansai record once last year. Even more than winning a trophy, I've never been more satisfied.

          Synonymous
          April 25, 2020, 12:03 am
          You're right blueladyblue, those cryptogrammers are persons to aspire to. I'm a long, long way from even catching a bansai, nanrich or gryhnd51 record. I'm giddy when I get close to average.
          Last edited by Eureka; 09-07-2020, 11:25 AM.

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          • "Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship."
            — Johann Kaspar Lavater

            sainthood23
            December 17, 2009, 10:44 am
            What is he talking about?

            bansaisequoia
            August 20, 2012, 7:11 pm
            I think he means "neatness" looks like "baseball." You solved it in... which order?

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            • "We cannot despair of humanity, since we are ourselves human beings."
              — Albert Einstein

              bansaisequoia
              July 18, 2009, 10:35 pm

              Not me, I'm a Tralfamadorian exchange student.

              agatha
              March 14, 2011, 1:56 am

              With a phony visa in the suspiciously glowing Tralfamodorian suitcase, no doubt.

              Catgirl
              November 25, 2013, 9:10 am

              Does that explain your crypto solving abilities, Bansai?

              marnita
              October 20, 2015, 11:46 am

              I always suspected as much, Bansai.

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              • "Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have."
                — Kirk Brothers

                bansaisequoia
                May 2, 2010, 7:30 pm
                Kirk Brothers? Does that mean James Tiberius and George Samuel? (Check my high nerd quotient!)
                montyb
                August 5, 2012, 10:38 pm
                Through the roof, Bansai.
                skeeter
                September 30, 2015, 2:43 pm
                Kirk Brothers? The only ones I know are the guys who made fabulous sterling silver products long ago in Baltimore, Maryland -- Old Maryland Engraved and Mayflower patterns, for example -- and they were the best at their craft.
                montyb
                November 11, 2016, 1:25 pm
                Bansai's comment is especially funny tonight as I sit here watching that very episode on SyFy.
                Synonymous
                September 3, 2020, 12:31 am
                Proof in 2020.

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                • Today I noticed for the first time that Bansai was a Premium Player, and that his little star is still there. For some reason that made me
                  feel so sad.

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                  • I know what you mean, abra. I wish he was still with us, playing his best and breaking records left and right.

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                    • "It is better to finish something than begin. "
                      — Proverb

                      marnita
                      June 12, 2014, 7:25 am

                      Only twice Bansai's time! Woo-hoo!

                      Quizzical
                      December 29, 2014, 10:21 am

                      Only three times Bansai's time, Marnita. For me that's a woo-hoo-too.

                      marmot
                      July 14, 2016, 3:14 pm

                      A three times Bansai, a woo-hoo-too too.

                      Spellbinder44
                      September 27, 2016, 7:49 pm

                      My average speed is generally 1/7 Bansais. That is a new unit of speed (like Warp Speed, but for cryptograms). "Go to Bansai Speed , Sulu". "Yeah , like that's going to happen Captain Slowpoke"

                      badbob
                      May 28, 2018, 8:31 pm

                      i'm afraid to type fast because i don't want my fingers to catch fire from friction. that's why i never challenge bansai ever, not even close.

                      abra
                      June 6, 2018, 5:19 pm

                      Ummm, 4 times bansai, but under 30 seconds so I'm happy

                      marnita
                      January 15, 2019, 8:12 am

                      Once again, twice Bansai's time.

                      (Bansai’s time on this puzzle was 6 seconds.)

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