Who Was Themistocles?

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    This has become one of my favorite threads ever on NBN. Right up there with the "Calipari Transgendered?" and "Tupac Has Become a Congressional Aide" threads.
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    Oh, and as for Themistocles's true identity (the poster, not the Greek), I am convinced he is Christopher Walken.
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    I think Themistocles was Testicles lesser known twin brother.
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    I've always enjoyed Themistocles' philosophical perspective on things on this message board, even when I disagree.
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    If you have a fine pocket watch and you pull it out to show it off, people will say "What a braggart". If you have a fine pocket watch and you only pull it out when asked the time, people will say "What a nice watch". You may draw any conclusion from my anecdote that you so desire.
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    Who writes about himself, or their avatar, in third person? Lol...
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    Tegator80 isn't happy that you aren't pleased with the posts on this thread. Tegator80 may post something silly on it to get a chuckle. But that is just a thought, 'cause Tegator80 doesn't post for entertainment purposes.
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    Lol... well played.
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    My son probably knows who he was. He's been on Steam for eight or nine years.
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    I support anyone who chooses not to experience death.
    Maybe Socrates decided it best to live through Plato's retreat.
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    Technically, he wasn't writing about himself or his avatar, so he wasn't writing about himself in third person. Instead, he was righting about a third person, themistocles, that just happens to have the same name as his avatar, themistocles. Had he instead wrote, "Although my amazing victory over the Persian King Xerxes’ fleet of over 1,200 ships...", then it would have been really weird.
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    I was kidding and yes he was writing about someone else, but he did mention himself in third person once I believe. It's all just tongue-n-cheek so... it's just for fun. No need to review anything on this thread. I laughed about it. I'm sure that was his reason for posting it.
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    Only because I frequently post here, am, unlike the pseudonym, something of a basketball fanatic and realized that this name is going to appear in far greater numbers in the future than it has in the past.

    Admittedly, you don't see a lot of people adopting pseudonyms like Aristotle or Socrates or Plato, but you do see Demostenes and such, largely because he/they is/are far less well known.

    I don't have a clue about rserina, never heard of that one, nor has, apparently, Wikipedia, which suggests he is not an historical personage either living or folk or what one might term mythological (like Yahweh, for example).
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    Man, if I could have written that would be nice. But, unfortunately, my greatest victories have been in Chess, Basketball and Statistics, which simply aren't in the same league as the real Themistocles. Much as Wichita State's competition wasn't in the same league as so many teams that suffered defeats.
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    The legend of rserina hasn't been written, my friends, but it *is* coming, I assure you.
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    Same for me, rick. :)
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    Reminds me of a conversation in Revenge of the Nerds: "I broke my leg playing chess." "That was a tough move."
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    I can tell you now, for all of you guys disparaging the 3rd person...

    Rickey ain't happy....“This is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”

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