The saying "hello" thread.

Any old topic will do, I suppose.

The saying "hello" thread.

Postby Hypatia » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:13 pm

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Postby Omphalos » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:23 pm

Heloooooooo, Hyppo.
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Postby Phaedrus » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:00 pm

Hello.
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Postby Mandy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:18 am

deleted.

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Hey everyone.. (Ninti here)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:36 am

Goood Byyyyyyyyyye!

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Postby SandChigger » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:25 am

What's with the "deleted"s?

Hiy'all, anyway. :lol:



(Did Hyppo decide to leave and delete all her posts?)
Nevermind...found the answer. Oh well. :(
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Postby Mandy » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:00 pm

Well I don't know the answer dammit! lol, smells like internet drama.

Never mind, found it. That's the reason I don't hang out over there.. too much no, no, no. :)
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:21 pm

What's with the "deleted"s?

Hiy'all, anyway. :lol:



(Did Hyppo decide to leave and delete all her posts?)
Nevermind...found the answer. Oh well. :(


I hope she will come back some day, once she realizes that I didnt ever say the things that were running through her head, or even think them.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:27 pm

Well...I liked that she shut down Byron's new smartass thread, but I'd hate to see the other one get shut down before Byron responds. (If he responds.)

This new BS line about us not wanting to discuss things...who does he expect to fool with that, really?

Sheesh. :roll:
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:07 am

SandChigger wrote:Well...I liked that she shut down Byron's new smartass thread, but I'd hate to see the other one get shut down before Byron responds. (If he responds.)

This new BS line about us not wanting to discuss things...who does he expect to fool with that, really?

Sheesh. :roll:


Id like to see his response too. I'm guessing its gonna be pretty conspiracy sounding too.
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Postby Tleilax Master B » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:38 am

Yeah, pisses me off. I think Crys and I have been more than willing to discuss, he just doesn't want to face up to the reality that he is dead wrong! :wink:
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:02 am

I almost guarantee you we'll never see a response in Mr. Teg's thread on Arrakeen. This won't be the first time Byron's tucked tail when confronted with actually answering a question.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:40 am

I guess we will know for sure the next time he posts in the "BEER" thread. :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:49 am

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Postby SandChigger » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:41 am

Would I be correct in my assumption that Byron has not posted on Arrakeen since the meow-meow thread?


(By the way, who is AnnopsyKaphop? His/Her WWW link is a bit of a bother; tried to download software onto my computer. Was an exe file, so it wouldn't have done anything on a Mac...but that's generally fairly shitty behavior.)
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:46 am

SandChigger wrote:Would I be correct in my assumption that Byron has not posted on Arrakeen since the meow-meow thread?


(By the way, who is AnnopsyKaphop? His/Her WWW link is a bit of a bother; tried to download software onto my computer. Was an exe file, so it wouldn't have done anything on a Mac...but that's generally fairly shitty behavior.)


Dirty fucking spammer. I have to nuke them all the god damn time. Say toodeeloo to this one.
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Postby Mandy » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:54 pm

Omph.. this is phpbb2 right? I know there are mods to block spambots.

Check this one out http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5&t=465600

Read through the thread, there may be new updates.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:09 pm

Thanks Mandy! Ill go through that stuff this weekend for sure!
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:32 pm

Sorry, I forgot that the names of people who have tried to register show up in the Members list whether they've been approved yet or not.

I haven't run an installation of this boardware in the open for a long time, so I forget exactly how it works, but as admin don't you get some sort of notification that there are registrations pending? Or do you stay out of the admin control area and let Ragabash handle that stuff? ;)

(Ragabash is your bro, right? I seem to remember that from somewhere....)
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Postby Mr. Teg » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:08 pm

Hello... :)
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:25 pm

Hellooooooooooooooo, Mr. Teg!
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Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:21 pm

HELLO!
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Postby Mandy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:38 pm

Hey Liege!
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:13 pm

Helloooooooooo, L-K!
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Postby chanilover » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:20 pm

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:13 pm

Hellooooooooooooooooo, CL!
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:19 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:HELLO!

Howdy! :D

I don't think I know you, but everybody else seems to...???

DN BBS refugee? Or from somewhere else?


(And hey, Chaniluv. Are you holidayed out yet? ;) )
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:24 pm

SandChigger wrote:DN BBS refugee? Or from somewhere else


Worm's. I think he was a member at DoD too, right?
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Postby Eru » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:13 pm

Teg, L-K, and ChaniLuv, Oh, My! Howdy Ho everybody!!!
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Postby Godgirl » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:34 pm

Hello everyone!! :)
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Postby Freakzilla » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:48 pm

Godgirl wrote:Hello everyone!! :)


Hi Alia!
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Postby Mandy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:56 pm

Hi Godgirl, nice to meet you.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:19 pm

Hellooooooooooo, Alia/Godgirl. Is that the hottie that played Alia in the Lynch movie? Hubba Hubba!
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Postby Freakzilla » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:28 pm

Omphalos wrote:Is that the hottie that played Alia in the Lynch movie? Hubba Hubba!


Alicia Witt, yeah.
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Postby Godgirl » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:31 pm

Yeah... since I noticed no one was using real pics, I decided to go the full monty on the whole avatar thing.

I always had a fondness for the actress that played that little freak (and in a weird coincidence, she has the same initials as me--ARW), so I though using her all grown up would be fun...

Anyone want to explain their pics?
(Chig, I keep meaning to ask--what's up with the red laser-sight? Are you part borg, or just about to attack the death star??)
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Postby Freakzilla » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:35 pm

Godgirl wrote:Anyone want to explain their pics?


KJA & BH have been nicknamed Pinky & The Brian because of their plan to take over the Duniverse.

Thus, Pinky and the Brain.
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Postby Phaedrus » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:47 pm

I don't know Liege-Killer or Godgirl/Alia, but hello to the both of you.

I obviously don't have an avatar at the moment, so nothing to explain. I usually use something random that happens to be appealing for whatever reason. But I haven't found anything that fits those criteria, so I remain avatar-less.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:26 pm

Godgirl wrote:Anyone want to explain their pics?


Mine is the French cover of God Emperor of Dune. Can you see the sandtrout being cast off around the edges? Some detail got cut out when Chig shrunk the pic for me.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:28 pm

Godgirl wrote:(Chig, I keep meaning to ask--what's up with the red laser-sight? Are you part borg, or just about to attack the death star??)


Id like to know what is up with that joint in SC's avatar's mouth.
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Postby Godgirl » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:28 am

Oh--the joint is obvious. And he'd better pass that shit over if he knows whats good for him.

Fantastic pic.
and what about the story of your respective usernames??

(mine actually has nothing to do with dune, but everyone thought it did--and liked it--so I kept it!)
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:14 am

Username is a bit different. The Omphalos was part of the Oracle at Delphi. It was a pit in the ground and was referred to as the navel of the world, because it resembled a belly button. Since it had philosophical significance the word "omphalos" which in ancient Greek only meant belly button came to signify the center of the world, just as the navel is the center of the body. Eventually it came to mean the center of anything, but I liked it and took it as a name because politically I am a centrist.

Its also the name of a cool ship in Phillip K. Dick's book The Unteleported Man.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:29 am

Geez, step away from the keyboard for a few hours and I miss all the fun.

Is that Alia from MySpace? Hey, Lady!

Avatar pix and user names, huh?

I made the "TechnoBug" one on some website I've since misplaced the URL for. Since the one I first started using is an image I grabbed from the Web, it's use is really a copyright violation, so I wanted something that was uniquely mine in case anyone ever calls me on the first one.

As for the user name, went I first visited the old, lousy-boardware BBS they had over on Dune Novels, I was kinda put off by all the people who were using names from the books. (I hope that doesn't offend anyone. [quickly checks Memberlist link]) I kinda already knew I was gonna be a gadfly, but that's not very evocative of Dune, so the first thing that came to mind was "sand chigger". I looked around and found that a guy name of Bryce had already used it, but it looked at the time like most of his accounts had been inactive for a while, so I swiped it. (Turns out he had just been occupied with other things and eventually "returned"; sent me a funny "I'M SANDCHIGGER, DAMMIT!" email on Myspace. :) )

Sorry to waffle on so long.

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Postby Freakzilla » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:46 am

When I first saw your username I thought it was a racial slur against desert dwelling people of mixed Arab-Asian decent.
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Postby Mandy » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:24 pm

When I saw his user name I immediately thought of sand fleas. :)

My name is Mandy, I am a member of so many boards I just thought it would be nice to use my RL nickname. Most everyone here knows me as Ninti, from WSFH.

I put my avatar together at http://www.tektek.org/dream/dream.php for a story that is being written about the members of the Flat Earth Society. I thought the alien antennae and the baby seal house shoes were cute so I am using it at several different places. I'll probably get sick of it soon and find something else.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:36 pm

Freakzilla wrote:When I first saw your username I thought it was a racial slur against desert dwelling people of mixed Arab-Asian decent.

No, I use a different slur for them. Involves headwear.

Mandy...those are shoes? Thank goodness!

I thought you were committing a crime against nature, involving your feet and their...well, never mind. :shock:
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Postby Godgirl » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:26 am

SandChigger wrote:Geez, step away from the keyboard for a few hours and I miss all the fun.

Is that Alia from MySpace? Hey, Lady!

Avatar pix and user names, huh?

I made the "TechnoBug" one on some website I've since misplaced the URL for. Since the one I first started using is an image I grabbed from the Web, it's use is really a copyright violation, so I wanted something that was uniquely mine in case anyone ever calls me on the first one.

As for the user name, went I first visited the old, lousy-boardware BBS they had over on Dune Novels, I was kinda put off by all the people who were using names from the books. (I hope that doesn't offend anyone. [quickly checks Memberlist link]) I kinda already knew I was gonna be a gadfly, but that's not very evocative of Dune, so the first thing that came to mind was "sand chigger". I looked around and found that a guy name of Bryce had already used it, but it looked at the time like most of his accounts had been inactive for a while, so I swiped it. (Turns out he had just been occupied with other things and eventually "returned"; sent me a funny "I'M SANDCHIGGER, DAMMIT!" email on Myspace. :) )

Sorry to waffle on so long.

I am and remain your loyal insectoid servant. Welcome! :D


I understand, my dear bug. It's quite the clever little name. I always think it's weird to take one of the book names too...which is why i always feel weird going on a Dune website without a pseudonym. I was actually reading the Dune group on myspace for quite a while before joining because...well.

But, since I was on myspace for OTHER reasons (Chig: "What other reasons could there possibly be??"), I wasn't going to change my handle just to post (hence my "no it really is my name and I'm not just a poser, really" warnings).

But, of course, now that ya'll know I'm me (except only Chig and Op would have cared) I gotta find some new, clever, sensational tagline for my ole signiture field here. Damn... and me fresh out of brain cells.
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:28 am

Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)
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Postby chanilover » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:37 am

I don't know where mine came from, I was going to call myself Hayt on Dunenovels but someone beat me to it. Then I just typed chanilover for some reason, I don't know why. Someone on Dunenovels thought it was a reference to Muad'Dib which I thought was quite clever so I just pretended it was so people would be amazed at how smart and original I was.
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:03 am

chanilover wrote:I don't know where mine came from, I was going to call myself Hayt on Dunenovels but someone beat me to it. Then I just typed chanilover for some reason, I don't know why. Someone on Dunenovels thought it was a reference to Muad'Dib which I thought was quite clever so I just pretended it was so people would be amazed at how smart and original I was.


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Postby Phaedrus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:10 pm

Godgirl wrote:and what about the story of your respective usernames??


My secret is that I'm actually kind of a philosophy geek.

When I'm not doing physics, computer science, chemistry, literature, (or something else), that is.
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Postby Godgirl » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:36 pm

SandChigger wrote:Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)


puff puff give, baby.

;)
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Postby Freakzilla » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:58 pm

Godgirl wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)


puff puff give, baby.

;)


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Postby Omphalos » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:15 pm

Don't bogart that joint, my friend! Pass it over to me!
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:16 am

Godgirl wrote:Yeah... since I noticed no one was using real pics, I decided to go the full monty on the whole avatar thing.

I always had a fondness for the actress that played that little freak (and in a weird coincidence, she has the same initials as me--ARW), so I though using her all grown up would be fun...


I did not know that Alicia Witt has a regular role as a detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I rarely watch that show, but I might give it a whirl now. Does anyone know if she is the partner of the weird guy or the old guy?
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:51 pm

That trouble maker Omph sent me an invite :) So here I am. Hello again everyone.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:03 pm

Helloooooooooo! I'm already thinking of ways to bastardize your handle. Perhaps 'Gamez Playa?' Naw! That's not short enough.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:19 pm

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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:42 pm

Hehehe, well I could take the first letters of your nick and your name to start calling you OG :) Hahahaha! :lol:

cue White and Nerdy :)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:55 pm

OG? Cue up I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka!

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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:07 pm

Hahahaha, I really have to see that flick :)
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:08 am

So, Player, how game are you?

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Anyway, glad to see you again!

Does this mean I can make Vulcan jokes about the old name now?! :D
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:30 am

Hehehe. Sometimes an internet handle is just an internet handle :)

It's good to be here. Regarding TPOG, you can address me as GamePlayer since it's my fremen name :) :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:28 am

Im getting ready to read all of the Culture novels, probably in February when I dig down to them.
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:06 am

Better hurry because a new Banks novel is coming out in 2008. It's a Culture novel as well and it's titled Matter. Though, knowing Banks, you've probably got a good long while before it comes out this new year :)
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:31 am

I had heard that. That will be, IIRC, the tenth book if you count the anthology he put out where the Culture comes to Earth in the 1970's.
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Postby Mandy » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:34 am

Hiya GamePlayer, it's good to see you here. I've read a lot of your posts at DN.. so I kinda feel like I already know you.
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:55 pm

Ompf
Matter will be the eighth Culture book, since State of the Art is a single book (despite being a collection of short stories). But you can count it either way. I still need to finish Inversions and Look To Winward. My problem is I keep reading Player of Games, Consider Phlebas and Use of Weapons over and over again :)

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:51 pm

Hi there, Rob! You should be all set to go now. If not, when I get home tonight Ill just click on the system genereated e-mail to approve you, but I think youre all set to go now.

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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:38 pm

Woohoooo I got the whisky so who's ready to get frisky :twisted:

I know most of you's already and am still here despite that :wink: For the rest I'm Rob known for not wearing pants and being surrounded by numerous nubile nymph's.

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:41 pm

Robspierre wrote:Woohoooo I got the whisky so who's ready to get frisky :twisted:

I know most of you's already and am still here despite that :wink: For the rest I'm Rob known for not wearing pants and being surrounded by numerous nubile nymph's.

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I think you'd better post a photo or two and clear things up here, now.
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:47 pm

As you wish:

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though i think you just like looking at the girls :wink:

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:58 pm

That and the booze.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:59 pm

That actress in your avatar (totally beautiful, but I forget her name) is in a movie soon with the guy who played Leto in Children of Dune. I suppose it would be foolish to point out that one is on your list, as they all seem to be on your list these days, no?
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:04 pm

Keira Knightley in ATONEMENT based on the book by Ian McEwan which I thoroughly enjoyed. Sadly it is in limited release around 300 screens at the moment so it looks like those of us out in the boonies will have to wait for dvd to see it.

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:09 pm

Well, it doesnt look like my cup of tea, so Im sure I will see it only when my wife gets it on DVD, but they keep ranting about how good it is, so maybe it will come to more screens soon?
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:13 pm

The distributor is playing up the Oscar buzz. The film had already made back all of its budget overseas before opening in the US so there isn't much of a push to maximize gross. Its also very British in its dealings with class and class relations something Americans have difficulty with grasping I've found, we as a country seem to turn everything class related into sex or gender.


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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:23 pm

Robspierre wrote:The distributor is playing up the Oscar buzz. The film had already made back all of its budget overseas before opening in the US so there isn't much of a push to maximize gross. Its also very British in its dealings with class and class relations something Americans have difficulty with grasping I've found, we as a country seem to turn everything class related into sex or gender.


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Or friend or enemy, which is why I think that UK films do OK here.
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:35 pm

Greetings Robspierre (still love that name). I actually want to see Atonement (and his name is James McAvoy Ompf and he rocks, so remember it!). However, I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year. Now, "There Will Be Blood" is next on my list.
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Postby Mandy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi Rob, nice to meet you. :)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:49 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Greetings Robspierre (still love that name). I actually want to see Atonement (and his name is James McAvoy Ompf and he rocks, so remember it!). However, I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year. Now, "There Will Be Blood" is next on my list.


I liked him in Children, but I have this silly image of him roaring like a lion in the last scene, and that still cracks me up.
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:34 pm

He's a really good actor and might be on the verge of main stream stardom. He has his own film this year, a big blockbuster action flick. I'm hoping it won't suck because I'm an action film junkie, but good on McAvoy for landing the bucks. He deserves it more than most (yes Cruise, that was a dig against you).
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:15 pm

I would agree that he is destined for greater things. Plus, CL says that he has a big wiener, so he's go that going for him.
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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:26 am

Hi Mandy!! 8)


GP, You'll love There Will Be Blood, a mate in New York got to see an advance screening with a Q and A with PTA And Daniel Day-Lewis afterword and he loved the film.He knows how picky I am as well and we talk film a lot (his grandfather was William Redfield) and he said the movie hits all the right notes.

If you haven't see No Country for Old Men. Excellent movie with an ending that really screws with Hollywood formula.

Also Macavoy was in Last King of Scotland and held his own against Forrest Whitaker. He's a fine actor who has a promising career yet to come.

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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:54 am

Gah! I can't know that!

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I've heard nothing but great things about No Country For Old Men as well. I also like Miller's Crossing and Fargo, great Cohen films. I'll check it out.
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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:13 pm

The portrayal of a man who's single minded pursuit for oil fueled by his greed is very powerful.

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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:27 pm

Cohen Bros films are great. I though Miller's Crossing dragged though. But my favorite scene in that movie was when the mook was driven up to the boarding house and he was telling his driver to use cold water on a razor blade for a closer shave. Two minutes later he was a dead man. I thought that was a pretty brilliant way of showing how mundane death can be.
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Postby chanilover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:36 pm

Omphalos wrote:I would agree that he is destined for greater things. Plus, CL says that he has a big wiener, so he's go that going for him.


He really reminds me of this Scottish guy I dated, who was equally hot and a great shag. He was an arrogant prick and really mouthy, but that's the sort of guy I tend to go for. I used to love it when he wore his kilt.
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Postby Eru » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:41 pm

Hullo, Rob! Good to see you here!
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Postby Phaedrus » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:17 am

GamePlayer wrote:I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year.


Agreed!
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:17 am

I really like Jason Reitman's directing. He's a solid talent that I'm going to watch for again and again. I've absolutely loved both of his last two films, Juno and Thank You For Smoking. The characters and dialog are just top notch and the stories are both very interesting dramatically.
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:21 am

I dont think Ive ever seen anything by him. Is he Ivan Reitman's son?
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:26 am

He is indeed. He's done a string of funny short films, but Thank You For Smoking and Juno are his first features. So I'm not surprised you may not have seen his stuff, since he's relatively new on the scene. I'd definitely encourage you to watch both those films. They are quality productions.
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:09 am

I remember Thank You For Not Smoking got a lot of press because of your favorite scientologist, GamePlayer.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:30 am

I actually didn't know she converted. Regardless, I never thought highly of her to begin with, so no big loss. After all, she married the evil emperor :)
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:10 pm

GamePlayer wrote:I actually didn't know she converted. Regardless, I never thought highly of her to begin with, so no big loss. After all, she married the evil emperor :)


I was actually referring to the Evil Emperor. I recall the rumor that he threw his weight around and got her nude scene pulled.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:20 pm

Oh, my mistake. I don't know if that rumor is true, but it wouldn't surprise me. Cruise has definitely gone off the deep end and his religious moral presumption strikes me as true to form.
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Welcome! I told you I would never delete your account. By the way, we dont have too many rules around here. So if you get in over your head, be sure to ask for help! :lol:

Really, I have to ask. Why are you here? Common sense would tell me that this is the last place you would wish to come, given recent events. Are you here to make trouble? Or perhaps to apologize and make peace?
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Postby Hypatia » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:34 pm

Peace offering, I suppose... I would appreciate not being flamed or complained at for admin decisions I make at Arrakeen.

I post my troublemaking snarks at SandChigger's.

But if you allow anti-KJA/BH snarks here, I've got lots to share. Some of it I don't post at Arrakeen because I can predict Byron's reaction: a spitting mad PM, screaming at me about insulting his family, etc.

Such a shame you can't install custom smileys here... :P

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It's Kev working on his latest international best-seller, Blahblah of Dune!
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:49 pm

LOL @ Eru :) :lol:

As for Hyppo, read the dedicated thread and leave it at that. I want to enjoy my time here, specifically the good 'n proper wasting of it :)
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:48 am

Long time lurker, 2nd time poster. Hi everyone, I can't begin our journey across the wilderness and not see it all the way through. Looks like this is the new place to be.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:49 am

Hi Nekhrun. Havent seen much of you. I figured that the school year is keeping you really busy.
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:52 am

Welcome Nekhrun. I 'member ya from da old 'hood :)
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Postby Robspierre » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:25 am

Woot! The old gang s coming back. Let the snarkyness begin!

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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:35 pm

Omphalos wrote:Hi Nekhrun. Havent seen much of you. I figured that the school year is keeping you really busy.

While that it true, I've made it a point to keep myself up to date on all of the drama. Man, you guys can get pissy. I love it.
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:19 pm

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Postby Crysknife » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:13 pm

Damn, nice place here Omph! I stoped in a while ago when it was new(lost the link) and now it looks pretty busy. Good to see most people are already here! :) Sorry I'm late to the show., but Hi everyone!
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:16 pm

Helloooooooooooo, Crys! Thanks, and welcome.
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Postby Crysknife » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:22 pm

Thanks Omph. I'm also bringing the Slurpee with me! Hey, you knew it'd come back at some point, right! :D
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:30 am

Hey, Crys!

I see the "wardrobe malfunction" got fixed. ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:42 am

Greetings Crysknife. It's funny to see everyone back. It's like DN "take two" here. :)
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Postby Mr. Teg » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:39 am

Ho, Nekhrun, Crysknife!
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Postby Mandy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:51 am

Hey Crys, long time no see.

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I always meant to ask you, Rob. Is this shot supposed to be like the Heinlein cover? Not Friday. Um......Time Enough for Love? I think? Anyway, whichever it is, were you all trying to make this shot look like a Heinlein cover? Because it really does look like one, but I just cant remember which one this second.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:31 am

GamePlayer wrote:Greetings Crysknife. It's funny to see everyone back. It's like DN "take two" here. :)


Only w/o Byron! Or Sloey. Though I do miss that little fuck sometimes.
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:55 am

I don't; sloeman was an idot.

I do miss Byron, but he's just too close to the business to run an unfettered forum. But like I've always said, official websites are junk and always have been. It doesn't matter if it's Dune, Star Wars, or Martha-fucking-Stewart, official websites are extensions of the business and will ALWAYS have an agenda that conflicts with the needs of fans to express their own opinions.

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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:21 pm

It is a take off of TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE, though there were other shots from that shoot that you will nae ever see :twisted:

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Postby Ragabash » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:32 pm

Hi, everyone :) I'm Ragabash, Omphalos' little brother. I maintain and host this and his other web sites. He's forcing me at gunpoint to contribute to the site, so Hi. :D

I'm not much of a Dune fan, although I've read the first novel. I'm more into other SF authors, like Iain Banks and Lovecraft. But, I hope to contribute to the site anyway.

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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:40 pm

Hellooooooooo, my brotha! Welcome to the Thunderdome. Two men in. One man out.

Oh, sorry, I momentarily went to Alice Springs there for a moment!
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:41 pm

Ragabash wrote:I'm more into other SF authors, like Iain Banks


A man with good taste :) Welcome and thanks for giving us a home!
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Postby Ragabash » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:16 am

GamePlayer wrote:
Ragabash wrote:I'm more into other SF authors, like Iain Banks


A man with good taste :) Welcome and thanks for giving us a home!


Thank you, and you're welcome :D

I just read today that a new Banks SF novel is coming out next month, and it's going to be a Culture novel. Very excited!
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:36 am

Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:45 am

SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
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Postby GamePlayer » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:19 am

Ragabash wrote:Thank you, and you're welcome :D

I just read today that a new Banks SF novel is coming out next month, and it's going to be a Culture novel. Very excited!


Oh, I'm on it. I just hope it comes out sooner this year rather than later :)
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:46 am

Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)


Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
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Postby Mandy » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:19 am

Hi Ragabash, nice to finally meet you.
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:44 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)


Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P


Crappy coffee? :evil:
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:18 pm

Oh, Dur, now you've done it, gone and mentioned coffee! :shock:
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:40 pm

Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)


Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P


Crappy coffee? :evil:


Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:32 am

You REALLY should see Teg put away the coffee.

It's...awe-inspiring. :shock:
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Postby chanilover » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:45 am

Hi and welcome. So Omphalos's mini-me has turned up.
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:54 am

Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)


Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P


Crappy coffee? :evil:


Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.


Sticky? Um, I meant the restaurant downtown not the establishments across the county line. :wink:
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:12 am

Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D


My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)


Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P


Crappy coffee? :evil:


Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.


Sticky? Um, I meant the restaurant downtown not the establishments across the county line. :wink:


Well, you have been gone for a while. We keep our brothels well in town here in Sacto. :P

But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:53 am

I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:10 pm

GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:

I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:37 pm

GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:


I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.
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Postby Mr. Teg » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:48 am

GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:


Feeling left out :wink: :wink:
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Postby Mr. Teg » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:21 am

Omphalos wrote:But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.


So, where do you go for coffee?
Starbucks? LaBou? Freeport Bakery?
I'm still mourning Cafe Melange... :cry:
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Postby Nekhrun » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:31 am

SandChigger wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:

I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D

I was always secretly disappointed in all of you for not following through with our games of shrinky. :evil:
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Postby chanilover » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:33 am

Nekhrun wrote:
SandChigger wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:

I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D

I was always secretly disappointed in all of you for not following through with our games of shrinky. :evil:


I think there should be a rule against people suggesting or mentioning THE RULES.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:52 am

I think we should make it into a drinking game.

Anyone who mentions RULES henceforth should have to drink something.

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I'll drink to that! :D
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:28 am

Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.


So, where do you go for coffee?
Starbucks? LaBou? Freeport Bakery?
I'm still mourning Cafe Melange... :cry:


I'm not picky. I am going to Starbucks today, but the automat machine in my building is just fine with me. All I need is the chemical. It doesn't necessarily need to be delivered to me in a $6 vehicle. :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:34 am

I think you could probably support a methamphetmine habbit for cheaper than going to Starbucks.

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Postby Ragabash » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:28 pm

SandChigger wrote:I think we should make it into a drinking game.

Anyone who mentions RULES henceforth should have to drink something.

:shock:

I'll drink to that! :D


Rules are for chumps.

*drinks*

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Freakzilla wrote:I think you could probably support a methamphetmine habbit for cheaper than going to Starbucks.

:P


I did the math one day. For a 25 year old person, if you take the amount of money that one typically spends on Starbucks every day, and subtracted the amount that it costs to make coffee at home, with cream and sugar, then invested the difference at 8%, by the time you retire you would have an additional $158,000 in your retirement account. Ive seen others do the math and come up with $500K before too.
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Postby Robspierre » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:08 pm

You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

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Postby Mr. Teg » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:41 pm

Robspierre wrote:You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

Rob


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Postby Crysknife » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:11 pm

Robspierre wrote:You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

Rob


I drink both! Frequently :D

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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:35 pm

Actually, I drink coffee and tea sometimes, but my thing is Coke. Im addicted.
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Postby Robspierre » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:41 pm

I just can't stand the taste of coffee at all. Irish Breakfast in th morning with Jasmine white in the afternoon and red tea in the evening.

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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:15 pm

Industrial-strength Mandheling in the morning. (Bint & I both like something stiff to get us going...ahem! :oops: ) I get my beans from a place called Mame Koubou (The Bean Factory) in downtown Iwaki, run by a guy named Aoyama ("Blue Mountain"...how great a name for a coffee seller is that?! :D ).

I take along a Starbucks carcup-full on the road with me down to the office. During the day, I get hot lemon tea or green tea in cans out of the vending machine in the Humanities Bldg lobby. (I used to make coffee or tea, but with the shared office sitch, it's just too much of a pain. Can't wait to get back into an office of my own...come March or April.)

In the evening, it's either soft drinks or tea. :D

(Off-topic: The office sitch is one of the main reasons Teg and I haven't been doing more podcasts. The rennovations also mean that there aren't any free classrooms for us to hijack, either. But stay tuned! ;) )
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:48 pm

Omphalos wrote:I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.


Bit melodramatic don't you think? It's no slippery slope and news flash, not everyone in authority is an undisciplined, power hungry, attention seeking cat person. I'm sure you'd do fine. Believe it or not, I'm on older message boards that have had more fun than DN, Arrakeen and AU (so far) all combined and they have such rules. Digressing, it was just a suggestion and nothing more.

chanilover wrote:I think there should be a rule against people suggesting or mentioning THE RULES.


Yeah, and a rule against the knee-jerk too. Methinks some thicker skins mayhap be thy destiny, mighty warrior. :P :wink:
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:49 pm

GamePlayer wrote:
Omphalos wrote:I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.


Bit melodramatic don't you think? It's no slippery slope and news flash, not everyone in authority is an undisciplined, power hungry, attention seeking cat person. I'm sure you'd do fine. Believe it or not, I'm on older message boards that have had more fun than DN, Arrakeen and AU (so far) all combined and they have such rules. Digressing, it was just a suggestion and nothing more.


OK. That's how I took it. And no, I don't personally think my response was melodramatic, but pardon me if I still have her on my mind. I was just trying to answer you completely, that's all.
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Postby chanilover » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:53 am

And I was just taking the piss.

I think any moderating should be done here in red bold text, just so everyone knows you mean business and it's no laughing matter.

I like capuccino and latte, but I usually drink tea in work as the coffee tastes like piss.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:38 am

Omphalos wrote:Actually, I drink coffee and tea sometimes, but my thing is Coke. Im addicted.


That's nothin'. I'm drinking coffee and chasing it with coke.

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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:36 am

Fair enough all.

But it can't be coffee, unless there's lots of chocolate milk and a ton of sugar :)

"He was full of pep. Must've had his grande latte enema."

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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:04 am

I'm really pissed off at Starbucks Japan. They've got three shops in Kohriyama, inland from here, but can't be fooked to open one here in Iwaki.

Down in Mito, there are two or three, but they're all WAY off my route coming or going. (Getting down to the one by the station is a nightmare. I really don't get it, after we did them the favor of clearing all the urban sprawl during the war, what do they do but rebuild with the same crazy castle-town roads. Argh!)

But Teg put me on to one in Hitachi-Naka yesterday, that I could swing by on my way home. Maybe I'll check it out tomorrow (today). :)
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Postby Robspierre » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:42 am

Starbucks is the anti-christ.

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Postby Phaedrus » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:59 am

Robspierre wrote:Starbucks is the anti-christ.

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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:07 pm

"The Devil's Americano?" :)

Al Pacino As Satan: "Kevin? KEVIN? Remember what we talked about...coffee? Take a big whiff!"

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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:17 pm

(Groan)


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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:32 pm

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Postby Eru » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:53 pm

I usually drink coffee, but lately I've been feeling a bit under the weather, so I've been drinking a tea concoction I came up with at work. It's a mixture of Green and Peppermint teas with a splash of Irish Cream Syrup and Half&Half. Tonight, though, I wish I had some real Irish Cream :wink: I'm closing tonight and going straight from work to volunteer at the local Rocky Horror Picture Show. I'll be lucky if I get home by 3 A.M. Maybe if it's slow tonight we'll get a couple of beers at the local convenience store to make work more bearable :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:45 pm

Eru wrote:I've been drinking a tea concoction I came up with at work. It's a mixture of Green and Peppermint teas with a splash of Irish Cream Syrup and Half&Half.

:shock:

Ah, to have once again the gastric fortitude of youth. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:40 pm

No kidding. Though I did have a bowl of chili for lunch today that is pretty much granting me the solace I so desire.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:30 am

Mmmm...chili. :D

There's something I haven't had in a while. Will have to check the cabinets to see if there are any beans. Mmmmmm.
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Postby Mr. Teg » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:29 am

Robspierre wrote:Starbucks is the anti-christ.


:twisted:

Well, in all fairness, Starbucks is great in Japan, but I pretty much stayed away from SB back in the states, unfortunately all the great local cafes have pretty much closed down.

Tully's and Seattle's Best are here as well.

Starbucks pretty much owns all the train stations, and Tully's is very strong in the business districts leaving Seattle's Best to scramble for the crumbs. I think Seattle's Best is the best, but Tully's marketing approach has all but knocked out Seattle's Best.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:17 am

Well, tell 'em Iwaki is wide open for SOMEBODY to move in. :cry:

All we got is Dotoru.

Which as everybody over here knows is named after the sound their coffee makes as they pour it.

Do-do-do-ttooooru. (Sorta like pouring mud?) :D
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:06 pm

Welcome to the board, The Phantom. Getting that guy approved was a bitch and a half. (I thought he was a spammer for a long time. :oops: )
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:32 pm

The name looks familiar for some reason. Is/Was he on the other boards?

(Hi, The Phantom!)
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:11 pm

DN. Occasional poster, from what I can see.
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Postby chanilover » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:35 am

Hi The Phantom, whoever you are.
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(Btw, where's the 'Ru gotten to? Haven't seen him around for a few days.)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:04 pm

I guess he's been busy. He poked his nose in a few days ago after a few days away from everywhere, and has been AWOL since.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:39 am

Wow! :shock:

Three more from the DN/Arrakeen Scattering have returned to us today!
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Postby Sparafucile » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:41 am

Hello everyone, tweety here. :)

Not sure how often I'll be posting around here, but for now I just wanted to say hi. Been watching and reading of your 'battles' so to speak (involved a LOT of lurking!), and I am cheering for you all and your victories. Keep fighting the good fight!
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:28 am

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:31 am

Hi Sparafucile! I saw some tracks you left over at Chronicles a long time ago. Great to see you again.
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Postby Mandy » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:50 am

Hi Sparafucile, nice to meet you.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:25 am

Welcome, Monster 7of9!

I believe this is the person who is putting together the Dune conference in Miami in April, so if anyone has any questions, please start a thread and hopefully Monster7of9 can fill us in.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:31 am

Omphalos wrote:Welcome, Monster 7of9!

I believe this is the person who is putting together the Dune conference in Miami in April, so if anyone has any questions, please start a thread and hopefully Monster7of9 can fill us in.


Aschlan, wasachlan!

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:40 am

BTW, and sorry for being rude, hello and welcome to tanzeelat and Serkanner, as well! Good to see you guys again!
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:02 am

Already said howdy to "Tweety" on the 'Keen thread and sent Tanz a PM. Howdy again, Serkanner and a howdy-doody to Monster7of9! (Do you have an interesting hairdo?)

(As I've explained to Phaedrus, it's nearly 3:00 AM here and I'm wasting time here instead of adding some code to my student website for my first class this morning...Argh!)
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Postby chanilover » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:39 pm

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Postby Serkanner » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:40 pm

Hello everybody. Managed to find you all again :P Thanks for letting me in Omphalos
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:47 pm

Serkanner wrote:Hello everybody. Managed to find you all again :P Thanks for letting me in Omphalos


No problem. BTW, loved the comment about the Dutch translations of the new books that Chig referenced in a post recently. Something about them taking so long to be published there because the translators were laughing too hard as they read them in English! Classic!
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Postby Anthony19 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:02 pm

Hi everyone. I don't really post anything on DN or Arrakeen but will try here. Everyone on here seems to know alot about Dune and I think I can learn more about it from you all.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:07 pm

Welcome, Anthony19! I see that you stumped our good Freakzilla for a post or two on Dune Trivia a while back. There are some of us here who have never accomplished that.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:11 pm

I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

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Postby Anthony19 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:19 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome and I think stumping Freakzilla was just luck. 8)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:



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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:43 pm

Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:



Never let it be said that I don't help the forgetful. :wink:


Hey, I got it on my second guess!
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:49 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:



Never let it be said that I don't help the forgetful. :wink:


Hey, I got it on my second guess!


And, chiming in with the "Its good enough for government work..." response.....

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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:52 pm

I know everything!

(I just can't remember it all at once :cry: )
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Postby Mandy » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:30 pm

Aww Freak, you're still the King of Dune. :P

Hello new people, nice to meet ya.
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Postby Robspierre » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm

Oh wow! Lots of new faces woot! Welcome!!!!!!!

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Hi everyone, I know some of you guys. :D
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Hey Tanzeelat, welcome, good to see you here!!! What ya been up to?
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Postby tanzeelat » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:28 am

Real Life, I guess :-)

Didn't like Arrakeen - aie! the goggles they no work... So I stopped dropping by.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:03 am

I run into you occasionally at Chronicles. I just hang there occasionally, though.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:04 am

Welcome, inhuien!
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Postby tanzeelat » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:07 am

sffchronicles isn't bad. Bit too much "which is the best spaceship in Star Wars" and "which Ajah would you be in WoT", but there are some good people there.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:21 am

tanzeelat wrote:sffchronicles isn't bad. Bit too much "which is the best spaceship in Star Wars" and "which Ajah would you be in WoT", but there are some good people there.


That sounds about right, but with more emphasis on WoT than ST.
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Postby inhuien » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:41 pm

Well it may(did) take me a while to get here, but good things come to those who blah yadda blah

Helllooo to everyone, I'm catchin' up on the old posts right now, so hope to see you round the old campfire for a blether later.
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Postby Phaedrus » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:03 am

Omphalos, your avatar is scary.
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:18 am

Nah. INHULEN's is scary. :shock:
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:06 am

Phaedrus wrote:Omphalos, your avatar is scary.


I loved Hal in the movie. But maybe it is tad large. I will shrink him a bit when I get home tonight.
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:38 am

Omphalos wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:Omphalos, your avatar is scary.


I loved Hal in the movie. But maybe it is tad large. I will shrink him a bit when I get home tonight.


Dude, everything looks bigger on the screen :wink:

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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:25 am

It would look better with a black background.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:34 am

GamePlayer wrote:It would look better with a black background.


I have a black one too. Ill try it later. I also have one with the red light turned off, for when Im on vacation. :wink:
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:37 am

A man who plans ahead :)
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Lovin' it. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:47 pm

OK, Wow. Ten new members in the last few days. I would thank Hymaintenance for the gift, if I weren't so busy laughing at her. But really, thanks to Chig for putting up the announcement directing members from the latest Scattering to End All Scatterings on his blog, as well as anyone else who has spread the word of this place.

I'm beginning to think I should have called this forum Carthag, or the Pyon Villages, so I could collect those who flee from the fallen Atreides capitol.
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:07 pm

My pleasure.

I see Boom-Boom Skibum is here now, too.

Hey, guys! :D
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Postby Phaedrus » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:49 pm

SandChigger wrote:Nah. INHULEN's is scary. :shock:


I think we can all agree that chanilover's is the scariest, though.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:37 pm

Welcome, Skibum & Star Dust. You guys should be approved and ready to go!
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Postby Skibum » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:03 pm

this is actually arnoldo.....

or is it...... :shock:
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:52 pm

(*I* get it. :D )
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Postby Star Dust » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:45 am

Howdy howdy!

Got wind from a nameless member I know from other board(s). Another I know and a few screenies I recognize. Now just as soon as I figure out all the acronyms I may be able to weigh in on something.

I'm a scifi/fantasy geek who thinks that Dune is probably the greatest book ever written (although GEoD is my favorite of the cannon), that I embarrass myself that I even know who Kevin J Anderson is, that Battlestar Galactica is greater than sliced bread, and that Kate and Juliette need to get it on. BUT THAT'S JUST ME!

Oh, and cursing is allowed here, which is bitchin' (how 70's was that?!)
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Postby Nekhrun » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:30 am

Welcome. It's nice to see a new face. These other guys have been pissy lately. 8)
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We have not, you fucking stupid sonofabitch! :wink:

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Postby SandChigger » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:59 pm

Star Dust wrote:Howdy howdy!

Got wind from a nameless member I know from other board(s).

I get the same from beans and beer. BUT THAT'S JUST ME! :D

But seriously...how did someone register on any board without a user name? :shock:

Just kidding! Anyone who uses Bill the Cat (Ack! Plththth!) as their avatar has to be OK! Howdy!
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Postby Himachil » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:40 pm

Hey up people!

I've posted a couple of times on DN and a fair few other places over the years as DuneFishUK. But a link from a SandChigger's blog (semi-regular lurker :D) lead me here... and I'm intrigued...
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:54 pm

Greetings new person.

*slaps Himachil with a sandtrout*

You have been initiated :)
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:49 pm

Heeeelloooooooooo!
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Postby Crysknife » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:58 pm

Hey Dunefish!

I remember you :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:16 pm

Himachil wrote:Hey up people!

I've posted a couple of times on DN and a fair few other places over the years as DuneFishUK. But a link from a SandChigger's blog (semi-regular lurker :D) lead me here... and I'm intrigued...

Hello.

I remember seeing that user name. :)

And was wondering who some of those UK accesses were. ;)
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:23 pm

Speaking of site accesses, I just saw one which leads me to believe it's safe to assume Chanilover and family made it to their destination safely. ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:44 pm

Must be lagged though. That's a rough flight. But I guess he went East?
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:46 pm

Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:38 am

Howdy, SimonH.

Happier to see you than I would be the other Simon on DN...although he can draw. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:34 am

Welcome, Loremaster. Sorry, I was out of town for the last two days!
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Postby Serkanner » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:52 pm

With one post just saying "hi" and this second post in which IO rather only post curse words I am "happy" to announce to I have invested too much time and too much money in getting my computer working again. A short-circuit in my power supply fried my motherboard, processor, graphics card and hard drive :S

Ah well ... Frank had it right all the time: JIHAD!!!!
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:37 pm

Welcome to the Sietch, queotic. Very glad to have you here!
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:27 pm

Hey, queotic! :D
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Postby The Phantom » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:37 am

SandChigger wrote:The name looks familiar for some reason. Is/Was he on the other boards?

(Hi, The Phantom!)



Hi everyone. I was occasionally on DN and gave my two cents whenever I felt I had something to contribute. Havn't posted there in a long time and now browse and occasionally add to Jacurutu. Glad to be included among the ranks of Orthodox Herbertians
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Hellooooooooooo!
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:58 am

Hello online denizen! :)
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:37 pm

Hello again! :)
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:25 pm

Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!
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Postby SimonH » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:44 pm

Omphalos wrote:Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.


how rude am i? didn't see this till today. Belated hi all!

not finding much time to post, but am enjoying the drama across the dune boards as usual. though the dune bb seems pretty boring at the moment eh?
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:45 pm

SimonH wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.


how rude am i? didn't see this till today. Belated hi all!

not finding much time to post, but am enjoying the drama across the dune boards as usual. though the dune bb seems pretty boring at the moment eh?


I think its gonna be a loooooooong time before that ever changes.
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Postby Goya Solidar » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:16 am

Omphalos wrote:Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!


Hola Omph, and to all. Sorry I didn't get here sooner. It took awhile for my ghola to grow back. :P
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:17 am

It's about bleeding time! :twisted:


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Postby Tleilax Master B » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:39 am

Goya Solidar wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!


Hola Omph, and to all. Sorry I didn't get here sooner. It took awhile for my ghola to grow back. :P


Yeah! Glad you made it here!!! :D
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:45 am

Welcome, Leto247!
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:53 am

Welcome, 13athroom!
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Postby 13athroom » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:25 pm

Omphalos wrote:Welcome, 13athroom!


well, FANK you very much.

quite proper of you to welcome a bloke who 'adnt musterd the balls to say 'ello 'imself.

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Postby Omphalos » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:35 pm

Greetings, Worm! Very, very glad to have you drop by and register. I certainly don't run anywhere near as tight a ship as you do, but I hope you will have fun and come by some!
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Postby Worm » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:30 pm

Now that's freaky :shock: . You welcoming me before I made my first post.

Quick send me the powerball lottery numbers. :wink:

Had to stop by and say howdy to the fine folks here. It's the very least I can do considering the amount of input you put in at Haven.

If I can help you with anything regarding templates or graphics.. whatever, don't hesitate to ask.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:52 pm

My brother hosts this place and Jacurutu. He's setting us up with db access today or tomorrow, so I will get to work on a skin then. Can't wait!
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Postby Jaster Mereel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:32 pm

Hello everyone.

As I think said over at Jacurutu, I'm a long time lurker and enjoy your converstaions. I thought I was well versed in sci-fi before I start lurking here. Wow, I got some reading to do. I hope I can keep up.

If you can't tell by the name, I'm a big Star Wars fan. My wife calls it an obsession but I disagree (her problem anyway, she married me :D) I realize it is not nearly as deep or complicated as Dune is, but it's still my passion and I make no apologies for it.

Anyway, nice to meet you all and I look forward to talking with you.
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:05 pm

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Postby SandChigger » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:57 pm

Heya again! :)
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Postby Rakis » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:58 pm

Hey gang!

Some of you may know me from Jacurutu or DNBBS...for those of you who don't, I enjoy whiskey, cars, writers having hicking accidents, BBQ, Pink Floyd, laughing at Arnoldo, movies, BSG,etc...

See ya! :P
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:52 pm

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Postby SandChigger » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:54 pm

Hicking accidents?

Would that be like, Kevin going off the road in Kentucky and getting molested by a clan of inbred hillbilly hicks...who mistook him for Stephen King? :shock:

:lol:

(Sorry, Rakis, couldn't resist! :P )
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Postby Rakis » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Hehehe...Let's get KJA together with the gang from Deliverance...We'll see if they also find him "awesome"... :twisted:
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:29 pm

Yew gotta mighty purdy dictaphone!
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:19 am

SQUEAL like a piggay for me, little lady man! :twisted:
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Postby Mandy » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:35 am

Omphalos wrote:Yew gotta mighty purdy dictaphone!


OMG.. that cracked me up for some reason. :D
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Postby Freakzilla » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:46 am

Mandy wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Yew gotta mighty purdy dictaphone!


OMG.. that cracked me up for some reason. :D


Yeah... she likes dictaphones. I knew it! :wink:
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Postby kangamouse » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:45 pm

subakh ul kuhar

I am here in service of the Bedwine Ichwan,
the Brotherhood of all Fremen on Arrakis

and I hope this is an oasis and not the drumsands that many other dune forums seem often to be.

I recognise a few of you here from lurking around other sites.
Needless to say I am big into Dune, the originals, not the blasphemies of Pinky and the Brain

who is Naib around here?
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Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D
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Postby inhuien » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:13 am

SandChigger wrote:Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D

And BEYOND>>>

Hi Kangamouse :)
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:59 am

SandChigger wrote:Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D


You forgot to add "crapper of worlds," as can be seen elsewhere here. But thanks for the fanfare otherwise!
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:34 pm

(I thought that sounded too close to "Crapper of Whirls", one of Kevin's epithets. Didn't want to risk offending! :D )
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:29 pm

Whoa, look out, A Thing Of Eternity on board! :shock:


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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:24 pm

It's nice that when one of us gets tired of that New Dune bullshit someone else steps up and rekindles my hatred of those fucking books. I owe him one.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:25 pm

I'm glad he's here. He has an impressive knowledge of SF other than Dune.
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Postby Mandy » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:26 pm

Hello Thing!
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:36 pm

Yeah, I like him. :)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:08 pm

Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I hadn't even said hello yet. :D
Seriously though, I'm just getting started on serious SF, what I don't know makes what I do know into virtually nothing. I just happen to enjoy the technical aspects more than some people so it makes it look like I know what I'm talking about. I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time

It's really nice having people to talk to about SF though, I don't get much of that on the outside.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:13 pm

Beats the hell out of talking to your cat, huh?
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:15 pm

I wish I had a cat to talk to.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:25 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I hadn't even said hello yet. :D
Seriously though, I'm just getting started on serious SF, what I don't know makes what I do know into virtually nothing. I just happen to enjoy the technical aspects more than some people so it makes it look like I know what I'm talking about. I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time

It's really nice having people to talk to about SF though, I don't get much of that on the outside.


Neither do I. My friend just laughs at me (though last week he did ask me for a pile of the review books that they send me, so there's hope!) You've come to the right place.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:32 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time

You really should talk to Mastah B then. The BT now have a full line of sphincteral enhancements that will REALLY blow your mileage out the door! I don't know where I'd be without the turbo minijets they installed in two of my sphincters.

Why, they even helped me come first place in last month's Spring TriAsslon! :P
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:43 pm

How long have you been waiting for the proper setup to use that one?! :lol:
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Honestly?

It just popped into my head as I was posting. I'm kinda sad I never thought of it before.

But I'm sure that Hyppothalamic, were she able to post here, would tell us that someone used it in a book somewhere, somewhen before. ;)


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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:13 am

I read it in Doon.
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:37 am

OH SHIT! I knew I should have reread that by now!

Damn...Doon is just...such a classic! Now, doan you go dissin' no Doon now, ya hear?

Oh, yeah, that reminds me: that first bloodin' of the sword on Grunman, that's REALLY significant...'cause in a warrior culture, that sort of thing is IMPORTANT.

Gah! :roll:
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A Thing of Eternity, a silly wee yello bouncin' man says howdy.
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Your Avatar brings me joy. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:38 pm

Welcome Dune Nerd

Welcome Jovicevic
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:10 pm

Heya, Noid! :D

And Jovicevic!

(Interesting name. Looks Slavic...pronounced as if written "Yovichevich" in English orthography? :) )
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Hello Nerd and Jovicevic.
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SandChigger wrote:Heya, Noid! :D

And Jovicevic!

(Interesting name. Looks Slavic...pronounced as if written "Yovichevich" in English orthography? :) )


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Postby inhuien » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:42 pm

Hi new peeps and hi orald.
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Hi orald
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Postby Mandy » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:57 pm

OH NOES! lol.. hi Orald.
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Postby orald » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:31 pm

I'm half asleep...fucking job... :cry:
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:33 pm

There, as they say, went the neighborhood.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:37 pm

orald wrote:I'm half asleep...fucking job... :cry:


Pumping wears you out? Pansy.
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:53 pm

SandChigger wrote:There, as they say, went the neighborhood.


My thoughts precisely, yet I couldn't think of a way to express it...
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Postby Tleilax Master B » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:01 pm

Omphalos wrote:
orald wrote:I'm half asleep...fucking job... :cry:


Pumping wears you out? Pansy.


Yeah, no shit. Grow a pair sissy :P
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Postby orald » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:33 am

It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:08 am

Who would that be in reference to?
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:03 am

orald wrote:It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:


I only wish I could surf porn at work. :(
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:20 am

orald wrote:It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:


Pffffffttt! I have people I hire to sit around for me! I have it even better than that, what with the ex-Olympic female swimmers team mates I have hired to fan me and feed me grapes.
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:08 pm

orald wrote:It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:



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Postby orald » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:52 am

SandChigger wrote:Who would that be in reference to?

Everyone except you, of course.













You eat sushi while surfing for porn.
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:06 am

"Hi there." Did you ever say that to somebody? "Hi there. Hi, there, because I'm not saying hi to you here. I'll say hi to you, but not when you're here, only when you're there." "Hi there. Hi there." What does this mean? "Goodbye there!" Isn't that what you really want to say?

"Goodbye there."


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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:17 am

GamePlayer wrote:"Hi there." Did you ever say that to somebody? "Hi there. Hi, there, because I'm not saying hi to you here. I'll say hi to you, but not when you're here, only when you're there." "Hi there. Hi there." What does this mean? "Goodbye there!" Isn't that what you really want to say?

"Goodbye there."


:P :lol:


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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:52 pm

Carlin?
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:51 pm

It's a paraphrase from Seinfeld :) In the skit he talks about the phrase "Take care now"

Take care now.
Take care now.
Take off, isn't that what you really want to say?


I'm just running out of greetings. I've used them all a dozen times over now. Hi, hello, greetings, pleased ta meet ya...so I had to try something else. :)
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Postby Phaedrus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:40 pm

Have you used...

WAAZZZZZZUUUUUPPPPPPPPPP?
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Postby GamePlayer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:35 pm

The phrase "played out" comes to mind :)
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:54 am

No way, we've got to bring that fucker back!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:59 pm

Hello Lisan.
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:30 pm

Hey, Vox From Out da Box! :wink:
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Postby chanilover » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:01 am

Omphalos wrote:
orald wrote:It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:


Pffffffttt! I have people I hire to sit around for me! I have it even better than that, what with the ex-Olympic female swimmers team mates I have hired to fan me and feed me grapes.


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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:42 am

Your dream is to feed Omph grapes? :shock:


KINKAY! :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:00 am

Yeah, baby!
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Postby chanilover » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:43 am

Who wouldn't want to feed him grapes, after seeing that picture on him on the loo? There really are no words to describe that pic.
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:53 am

Whipers!!! Clap! Clap!
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Postby GamePlayer » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:06 am

"What does "Dumb Fuck" mean?"

Hilarious film :)
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Postby The Phantom » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:41 pm

hey everyone... FYI, former ________is this new name...
wanted to get rid of something with any vestige of the last name.
i've asked for the same on Jacurutu and my apparently reinstated DN account
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Baraka Bryan wrote:... and my apparently reinstated DN account


Come again? :shock:
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Rakis wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:... and my apparently reinstated DN account


Come again? :shock:



i know! I tried to check it at home and was still IP blocked and when I accessed it with a proxy I was checking to see if my old posts showed up or if I should take steps to do the same there as I am here, removing vestiges of the old screen name and then when i saw a bunch of my posts i checked the member list and my name was back again.... very strange.. i plan to blaze out again soon :)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:19 am

We'll be sure to have Phaedrus count you twice. :wink:
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Baraka Bryan wrote:
Rakis wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:... and my apparently reinstated DN account


Come again? :shock:



i know! I tried to check it at home and was still IP blocked and when I accessed it with a proxy I was checking to see if my old posts showed up or if I should take steps to do the same there as I am here, removing vestiges of the old screen name and then when i saw a bunch of my posts i checked the member list and my name was back again.... very strange.. i plan to blaze out again soon :)


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Yo d00ds and d00dettes.

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Hi.
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:15 pm

How?

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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:41 pm

Hellooooooooooooooooo
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Postby SpacemanSpiff » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:43 pm

GamePlayer wrote:It's a paraphrase from Seinfeld :) In the skit he talks about the phrase "Take care now"

Take care now.
Take care now.
Take off, isn't that what you really want to say?


I'm just running out of greetings. I've used them all a dozen times over now. Hi, hello, greetings, pleased ta meet ya...so I had to try something else. :)



What about "Howdy Dooty Rooty Tooty"
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:45 pm

Hellooooooooooooooo!!!!!
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Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:11 pm

Howdy howdy howdy.

(You're the "good" SpacemanSpiff, right, not the one that pooped on my blog? :wink: )
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Hi ! :P
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:34 pm

Here is a tough trivia question for the group.

What does my avatar and Omphalos's avatar have in common?
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Postby Phaedrus » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:35 pm

Both are circular in nature.
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Postby Rakis » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:36 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:I chose the avatar as a trivia question for the group.

What does my avatar and Omphalos's avatar have in common?


They...are...round? :?

I don't know that Indian Chief...
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I'm banking that Chigger will get this.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:39 pm

Native north americans came up with the mythology that "omphalos" came from?
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:41 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:Yo d00ds and d00dettes.

:P


May the Poop be with you...temporarily. ;)

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A Thing of Eternity wrote:Native north americans came up with the mythology that "omphalos" came from?


Nope. Next?
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:43 pm

SpacemanSpiff wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:It's a paraphrase from Seinfeld :) In the skit he talks about the phrase "Take care now"

Take care now.
Take care now.
Take off, isn't that what you really want to say?


I'm just running out of greetings. I've used them all a dozen times over now. Hi, hello, greetings, pleased ta meet ya...so I had to try something else. :)



What about "Howdy Dooty Rooty Tooty"
SpacemanSpiff here wandering over from Worms.


Howdy Spiff, welcome aboard!

(I'm Star Dust over at Worm's)

EDIT: and here, too, apparantly. :oops:
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:43 pm

Hint: It has to do with the movie.
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:45 pm

HAL secretly wanted to be an Illini alum?
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:51 pm

Star Dust wrote:HAL secretly wanted to an Illini alum?


Very warm! And Go Illini!
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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:56 pm

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Star Dust wrote:HAL secretly wanted to be an Illini alum?


Very warm! And Go Illini!


HAL was developed at UI.

Go Tigers!!
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Postby Omphalos » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:57 pm

Star Dust wrote:
SpacemanSpiff wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:It's a paraphrase from Seinfeld :) In the skit he talks about the phrase "Take care now"

Take care now.
Take care now.
Take off, isn't that what you really want to say?


I'm just running out of greetings. I've used them all a dozen times over now. Hi, hello, greetings, pleased ta meet ya...so I had to try something else. :)



What about "Howdy Dooty Rooty Tooty"
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Howdy Spiff, welcome aboard!

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EDIT: and here, too, apparantly. :oops:


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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:09 pm

Star Dust wrote:
HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:HAL secretly wanted to be an Illini alum?


Very warm! And Go Illini!


HAL was developed at UI.

Go Tigers!!


I watched "2001" for the 2nd time at a Friday "midnight movie" on campus at UI in 1974. The people that attended were either coming home from the bars drunk, or high and had nothing else to do. I was in the latter group IIRC.

At the end of the movie when HAL is being dismantled, he starts singing "Daisy" and then describes his birthplace at Urbana Illinois. The entire auditorium wakes up, and erupts in pandemonium.

Sweet memories...



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Postby Star Dust » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:15 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:
HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:HAL secretly wanted to be an Illini alum?


Very warm! And Go Illini!


HAL was developed at UI.

Go Tigers!!


I watched "2001" for the 2nd time at a Friday "midnight movie" on campus at UI in 1974. The people that attended were either coming home from the bars drunk, or high and had nothing else to do. I was in the latter group IIRC.

At the end of the movie when HAL is being dismantled, he starts singing "Daisy" and then describes his birthplace at Urbana Illinois. The entire auditorium wakes up, and erupts in pandemonium.

Sweet memories...

:P


I have a sweet memory of an MU 90+ yard fumble recovery for a TD in last year's tilt. ;)

Seriously, the opener should be a great game, a tough early test for both teams.
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:08 pm

Star Dust wrote:
HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:
HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:HAL secretly wanted to be an Illini alum?


Very warm! And Go Illini!


HAL was developed at UI.

Go Tigers!!


I watched "2001" for the 2nd time at a Friday "midnight movie" on campus at UI in 1974. The people that attended were either coming home from the bars drunk, or high and had nothing else to do. I was in the latter group IIRC.

At the end of the movie when HAL is being dismantled, he starts singing "Daisy" and then describes his birthplace at Urbana Illinois. The entire auditorium wakes up, and erupts in pandemonium.

Sweet memories...

:P


I have a sweet memory of an MU 90+ yard fumble recovery for a TD in last year's tilt. ;)

Seriously, the opener should be a great game, a tough early test for both teams.


What's Quinn Snyder doing these days? Queue up the popcorn video.

:P
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:40 pm

Mizzou ex-head basketball coach Quinn Snyder, who likes to slick his hair back, gets some help from his own fans after a loss to the Fighting Illini:

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Postby inhuien » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:36 am

hihihi HoosierDaddy:)
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Postby Star Dust » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:44 am

HoosierDaddy wrote:Mizzou ex-head basketball coach Quinn Snyder, who likes to slick his hair back, gets some help from his own fans after a loss to the Fighting Illini:


8)


pfffffttt!!

It is IMPOSSIBLE, by every and any definition of the word, to rile me up over
anything having to do with basketball. If there was never another game of
basketball played, at any level, I would be fine with that. And I live in
Lawrence, KS - which may be the greatest irony of all.

Now if you went after my Cardinals, well then we'd have a *serious* problem. ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:21 am

SpacemanSpiff wrote:What about "Howdy Dooty Rooty Tooty"
SpacemanSpiff here wandering over from Worms.


Okay :)
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Postby Worm » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:42 am

Spiff has WORMS!!!!

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Postby Mandy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:51 am

Hey Spiffster!
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:39 pm

Star Dust wrote:It is IMPOSSIBLE, by every and any definition of the word, to rile me up over
anything having to do with basketball. If there was never another game of
basketball played, at any level, I would be fine with that. And I live in
Lawrence, KS - which may be the greatest irony of all.

Now if you went after my Cardinals, well then we'd have a *serious* problem. ;)


I'm big into Illini basketball, and I like the new Mizzou basketball coach Anderson. When he gets his own players in he will bring back the program.

Baseball ain't my sport, but I was a Cubs fan at one point in my life, which explains why I don't follow baseball anymore.

Speaking of Quinny Snyder, did you follow his firing a couple of years ago? The Mizzou AD Alden had the team radio announcer tell him he was fired. Alden almost got fired himself after that story came out.

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Postby HoosierDaddy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:42 pm

I'm waiting for Chigger to pop into the football discussion, as he is a tOSU alum IIRC.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:40 pm

All three of the previously mentioned sports compete for lamest sport ever. Yeah, I said it. :D

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Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:08 pm

Sports? Ha ha ha ha ha.

Keep waiting.

I was never athletically gifted and soon learned to avoid any sort of sport activity. (I was the kid who was always the last one picked when choosing teams, the one that provoked Richter-Scale groans when the gym class teacher MADE a team take me.) I'll go and watch a game or match if invited, and I had season football tickets with a bunch of friends my sophomore (or was it my junior?) year at State, but I really just went for the company, laughs, and the band show at halftime. AND the flasks we snuck in under our coats. ;)

To this day I have no idea how a football game is even scored; couldn't explain the rules of the game if my life depended on it. Something about touching down and dance-prancing around? And something called yardage? About all I know about football is the word means soccer in the civilized world and

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WHOLE STATE OF MICHIGAN, WHOLE STATE OF MICHIGAN!
WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN FOR THE WHOLE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
WE'RE FROM O-HI-O!
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(Sorry, Indiana and parts west were never even really on my radar. I did get that we didn't like Michigan, though. ;) )
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:36 pm

So Chig, you didn't flinch at last year's football game, when the Fighting Illini beat tOSU at home?

Maybe not, but are you one of those guys that does the gay 4 people pose spelling "OHIO" on camera?

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Postby chanilover » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:16 am

American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:14 am

HoosierDaddy wrote:So Chig, you didn't flinch at last year's football game, when the Fighting Illini beat tOSU at home?

Maybe not, but are you one of those guys that does the gay 4 people pose spelling "OHIO" on camera?

:P

Beat State, eh? At home even. Huh. First I'd heard of it.

How was the halftime show that day?

I don't recall ever having been party to a pose-spelling of our beloved state's name...but I do have rather fuzzy half-memories of having body-spelled Y-M-C-A to the song while tipsy, which is altogether much, much gayer, I'm sure you'll agree. :D
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:34 am

chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


Indeed. Even if basketball is actually Canadian it's still weak.
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:10 am

chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


I played chess in high school, what have you guys got?
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:28 am

Phaedrus wrote:
chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


I played chess in high school, what have you guys got?


Checkers?
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:35 am

I ran cross country. I hate team sports. Except for minor league baseball, and we have an awesome team here in Sacto.
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Postby Robspierre » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:34 pm

Rounders is still better than cricket :lol:

I do enjoy watching a game of footie every now and then and I try to get in a few games of New Mexico States Women's rugby team, talk about fun! Crazy chicks trying to hurt each other :D

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:47 pm

Rugby's cool, Lacross is cool, Football (Soccer) is cool, Hockey is cool. I don't play any of them anymore, but I used to play hockey and lacross. Other team sports... not so cool.
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:48 pm

chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


When I was in the UK on business, the only sports on TV were the snooker championships, and a little cricket. Besides an occasional wicked googlie, it was a load of wank.

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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:06 pm

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:20 pm

Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


I always wondered whose bright idea it was to fill drinking establishments with sharp objects meant to be thrown... I'm surprised that doesn't end in disaster more often :wink:
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:35 pm

SandChigger wrote:I don't recall ever having been party to a pose-spelling of our beloved state's name...but I do have rather fuzzy half-memories of having body-spelled Y-M-C-A to the song while tipsy, which is altogether much, much gayer, I'm sure you'll agree. :D


I'm not sure.

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A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


I always wondered whose bright idea it was to fill drinking establishments with sharp objects meant to be thrown... I'm surprised that doesn't end in disaster more often :wink:


...or billiard tables, for that matter.

A lot of places are switching over to the plastic tip darts and I hate 'em.

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Postby The Phantom » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:59 pm

I did track and badminton. doubles... so it's kind of a team sport.
and played soccer for the first 18 years of my life or so.
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:11 pm

The girls tennis team at my high school was HOT! :P
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:13 pm

I actually did badminton too. My opponent was Charlie Wessels in VA. He was Olympic level. Games were fun with him. And I played about 16 seasons of soccer (from 5 to 14 or so). Outgrew that game though, and as always, HATED team sports.
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Postby chanilover » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:44 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


When I was in the UK on business, the only sports on TV were the snooker championships, and a little cricket. Besides an occasional wicked googlie, it was a load of wank.

:P


Cricket is played in summer, outside the football season. No one watches it on TV, you have to go to watch it in person. It's more about standing around and getting drunk than the game itself.
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Phaedrus wrote:
chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


I played chess in high school, what have you guys got?


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Postby SandChigger » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:29 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:Image

Huh?

O - U - wishbone (or Russian church cuppola) - O?

What the hookin' fell does that spell? :shock:


(Hey, I played chess in high school, too! :P But my true-love sport was...QUIZ BOWL! :D )
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I played softball from about the age of 5 till I was 16.
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Postby Nekhrun » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:34 pm

SandChigger wrote:
HoosierDaddy wrote:Image

Huh?

O - U - wishbone (or Russian church cuppola) - O?

What the hookin' fell does that spell? :shock:


(Hey, I played chess in high school, too! :P But my true-love sport was...QUIZ BOWL! :D )

I got kicked out of quiz bowl for making a joke out of things.

I did play tennis in high school as well.
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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:35 pm

chanilover wrote:American sports are variations of games played by girls in the UK.

Basketball = netball
Baseball = rounders
American football = a load of wank


Just because y'all would sell your firstborn for your local FC to win the CL
doesn't mean you get to monopolize the whole "only we know what good
sports are" pissing match. To me it smacks of a touch of hypocrisy. Us
Yanks are always wooped on for dismissing what we don't understand. If you
think a guy hitting in the 4 spot on a MLB lineup is somehow less skilled than
an elite cricket batsman (terminology?), then you obviously don't understand
baseball. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I know very little about cricket,
but I DON'T go around saying how unimpressive it is that cricket dudes with 6
inch wide oars can hit a bouncing ball. I may WANT to, but I won't say it. :D

Besides, none of it matters as ice hockey is easily the sport with the most
impressive athletes on the planet. By far. If soccer was played with
skates on ice, I might reconsider.
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I'd really like to start playing golf again. Its been years, maybe ten, since I started law school. Id have to get some new sticks.
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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:36 pm

chanilover wrote:Cricket is played in summer, outside the football season. No one watches it on TV, you have to go to watch it in person. It's more about standing around and getting drunk than the game itself.


In that regard it is EXACTLY like baseball. :)
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Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


So what's the out on 157 in a game of 301?
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Star Dust wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


So what's the out on 157 in a game of 301?


There's more than one I'm sure, but I'd go for tripple 20, tripple 19, double 20.
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Lot of chess players here. List your last/recent rating (and then I'll make fun of you).

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Who was the guy on DN who was the lightning-Minefield player? Was that the guy from Australia who wanted his girlfriend to slap him with a riding crop? Erck, or something?
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:45 pm

chanilover wrote:Cricket is played in summer, outside the football season. No one watches it on TV, you have to go to watch it in person. It's more about standing around and getting drunk than the game itself.


That pretty much describes all spectator sports in the US, except we have places to sit while we drink.

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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:59 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:Lot of chess players here. List your last/recent rating (and then I'll make fun of you).

8)


Anybody belong to RedHotPawn.com? If so, look me up, screen name
PunchDrunk. If not, check it out. I'm currently rated around 1500.
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Freakzilla wrote:
Star Dust wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


So what's the out on 157 in a game of 301?


There's more than one I'm sure, but I'd go for tripple 20, tripple 19, double 20.


ding! ding! ding! we have a winner!

Actually that's the only out (3 dart out, that is).

I used to throw in three leagues a week, got a handful of plaques and
trophy's and stuff, but that was 15 years ago. I can still reem the asses of
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Star Dust wrote:Anybody belong to RedHotPawn.com? If so, look me up, screen name
PunchDrunk. If not, check it out. I'm currently rated around 1500.


USCF rating?
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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:09 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
Star Dust wrote:Anybody belong to RedHotPawn.com? If so, look me up, screen name
PunchDrunk. If not, check it out. I'm currently rated around 1500.


USCF rating?


Oh hell no. Just a rating the website tracks. I'm sure there's a fancy
formula for it, but it all needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Check out
the website and you'll see what I mean. It's like postal chess adapted for
the internet. Here's one of my current games (I'm White):

[Event "Challenge"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2008.06.27"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PunchDrunk"]
[Black "logicalsong"]
[WhiteRating "1500"]
[BlackRating "1458"]
[WhiteELO "1500"]
[BlackELO "1458"]
[Result "*"]
[GameId "5156790"]

1. Ng1f3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 c6 5. d4 Bc8e6 6. Nb1c3 b4 7. Nc3e4 Nb8a6
8. Ne4g5 Qd8d6 9. Ng5xe6 Qd6xe6 10. Nf3e5 Ng8h6 11. Bf1xc4 Qe6c8 12. e4 f6
13. Bc1xh6 fxe5 14. Qd1h5 g6 15. Qh5xe5 Bf8xh6 16. Qe5xh8 Bh6f8 17. Qh8xh7 Qc8g4
18. Bc4xa6 Qg4xg2 19. O-O-O b3 20. Qh7h4 g5 21. Rh1g1 Qg2f3 22. Rg1xg5 Ke8d8
23. Rg5f5 *
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:21 pm

Star Dust wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Star Dust wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I play darts. Good beer sport.


So what's the out on 157 in a game of 301?


There's more than one I'm sure, but I'd go for tripple 20, tripple 19, double 20.


ding! ding! ding! we have a winner!

Actually that's the only out (3 dart out, that is).

I used to throw in three leagues a week, got a handful of plaques and
trophy's and stuff, but that was 15 years ago. I can still reem the asses of
those pussy soft-tip throwers.


I had to think about that one for a while, Cricket is my game (I prefer sloppy with points). That's why I'd go for 20s and 19s first. I've played in several bar leagues and tournaments but it's been years. I hope that one day soon I'll be able to afford to join another leaague. It'd be nice just to get out of the house and have a few beers.

I've always loved playing chess, the Indian kid across the street would whip my butt on a daily basis in high school. I wish I could play more but I never seem to have the time.
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:28 pm

Star Dust wrote:Oh hell no. Just a rating the website tracks. I'm sure there's a fancy
formula for it, but it all needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Check out
the website and you'll see what I mean. It's like postal chess adapted for
the internet. Here's one of my current games (I'm White):

[Event "Challenge"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2008.06.27"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PunchDrunk"]
[Black "logicalsong"]
[WhiteRating "1500"]
[BlackRating "1458"]
[WhiteELO "1500"]
[BlackELO "1458"]
[Result "*"]
[GameId "5156790"]

1. Ng1f3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 c6 5. d4 Bc8e6 6. Nb1c3 b4 7. Nc3e4 Nb8a6
8. Ne4g5 Qd8d6 9. Ng5xe6 Qd6xe6 10. Nf3e5 Ng8h6 11. Bf1xc4 Qe6c8 12. e4 f6
13. Bc1xh6 fxe5 14. Qd1h5 g6 15. Qh5xe5 Bf8xh6 16. Qe5xh8 Bh6f8 17. Qh8xh7 Qc8g4
18. Bc4xa6 Qg4xg2 19. O-O-O b3 20. Qh7h4 g5 21. Rh1g1 Qg2f3 22. Rg1xg5 Ke8d8
23. Rg5f5 *


Are these games on the honor system, or can you openly use a computer?

:?:
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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:39 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
Are these games on the honor system, or can you openly use a computer?

:?:


Ah, therein lies the rub. Honor system. The site admins take it pretty
seriously though and supposedly have methods for finding cheaters, and
they regularly ban people. I have 194 games played since joining and
maybe on two occasions did I suspect a cheat. By and large it's on the up
and up, but I don't deny that people probably cheat.
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:39 pm

Star Dust wrote:Oh hell no. Just a rating the website tracks. I'm sure there's a fancy
formula for it, but it all needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Check out
the website and you'll see what I mean. It's like postal chess adapted for
the internet. Here's one of my current games (I'm White):

[Event "Challenge"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2008.06.27"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PunchDrunk"]
[Black "logicalsong"]
[WhiteRating "1500"]
[BlackRating "1458"]
[WhiteELO "1500"]
[BlackELO "1458"]
[Result "*"]
[GameId "5156790"]

1. Ng1f3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 b5 4. a4 c6 5. d4 Bc8e6 6. Nb1c3 b4 7. Nc3e4 Nb8a6
8. Ne4g5 Qd8d6 9. Ng5xe6 Qd6xe6 10. Nf3e5 Ng8h6 11. Bf1xc4 Qe6c8 12. e4 f6
13. Bc1xh6 fxe5 14. Qd1h5 g6 15. Qh5xe5 Bf8xh6 16. Qe5xh8 Bh6f8 17. Qh8xh7 Qc8g4
18. Bc4xa6 Qg4xg2 19. O-O-O b3 20. Qh7h4 g5 21. Rh1g1 Qg2f3 22. Rg1xg5 Ke8d8
23. Rg5f5 *


Well just playing through the first 15 moves, black certainly isn't using a computer.

:roll:
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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:41 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:Lot of chess players here. List your last/recent rating (and then I'll make fun of you).

8)


I don't have an official rating, but I was that guy the chess team got to play random spots on the B team my senior year. I didn't lose a game, but I'm not an incredibly devoted player. I was never serious enough about the game to play A team, but I'm a better player than most of my friends(we're all pretty casual, self-taught players. More intuition than logic in our playstyles). The team captain handed me my ass, though.

I'm an alright player, but nothing special by any means. It's one of my favorite games, but I've never really gotten too serious about it.
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:43 pm

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Postby Phaedrus » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:45 pm

Freakzilla wrote:I've always wanted to carve a Dune chess set.


Didn't you start a topic about that on a dead site somewhere?
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Postby Star Dust » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:46 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
Well just playing through the first 15 moves, black certainly isn't using a computer.

:roll:


LOL

that guy was my best man at my wedding, we ALWAYS have a game going,
but yeah, I kinda own him (looking up our results): I'm 33-16-2 against him.
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Postby Freakzilla » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:46 pm

Phaedrus wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I've always wanted to carve a Dune chess set.


Didn't you start a topic about that on a dead site somewhere?


Yeah, I forgot what that site was called...
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:59 pm

Star Dust wrote:Ah, therein lies the rub. Honor system. The site admins take it pretty
seriously though and supposedly have methods for finding cheaters, and
they regularly ban people. I have 194 games played since joining and
maybe on two occasions did I suspect a cheat. By and large it's on the up
and up, but I don't deny that people probably cheat.


Maybe 10 years or so, Yahoo had a chess "club" that kept ratings. I played a few 5 minute games there, and then noticed players that had like 2800 ELO ratings, and one person that had a rating in the 3000's. Turned out there was a hack that allowed people to move the opponents pieces around (amongst others).

I never played there again, figuring the hackers can hack each other.

:P
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:33 pm

Do any of you chess players ever play "team chess"?

Me and a guy back in HS used to go to various clubs in the Chicago area, and play for quarters against all takers. Two on a team, two boards, alternating color. If you take a piece on one board, you give it to your partner, who can then place it anywhere on his board as his "move". 5 minute clock game. It also helped that my buddy was around a 1900 rating in the 1970's.

Typical strategy would be to sacrifice like crazy on one board, and chop wood on the other. Many games came down to which team had the most time left, since if mate was forced on one board, he would stop moving, and whichever board had the most time left won (or had to continue alone as a normal game).

We had several "book" attacks and strategies. I remember games like 1. Nf3 any 2. Ng5 any 3. Nxf7 and then slamming down everything but the kitchen sink at black, mating shortly.
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:40 am

Ever play cylindrical chess?
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:18 am

Freakzilla wrote:Ever play cylindrical chess?


I had to google it, never heard of it before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder_chess

The game is played as if there is no edge on the side of the board. When a piece goes off the right edge of the board in cylinder chess, it reappears on the left edge; when a piece goes off the left edge, it reappears on the right edge.[2]

It is legal to move a rook from a3 to h3, even if there is a piece on b3, since the rook can move left from a3. A bishop on c1 can go to h4, by moving from c1 to a3, and then going up and left from a3 to h4. Moves that do not change the position, like rook a3-a3 (assuming 3rd rank is empty), are usually not allowed, but sometimes they are in some problems. It is allowed to capture en passant over the board edge. For example, if white has a pawn on a5, black on h7 and black plays h7-h5, white can capture it: a5xh6.

Bishops are more valuable in this variant. And, unlike in standard chess, king and rook cannot enforce checkmate against the lone king on the cylindrical board.
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:31 am

It's a fun variant that adds another dimesion to the game. Give it a try sometime.
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Postby HoosierDaddy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:58 pm

Freakzilla wrote:It's a fun variant that adds another dimesion to the game. Give it a try sometime.


Have you ever played it? Seems pretty easy to learn, although it would take a few games to adjust to the new rules.

I'm up for trying it out if there are any sites that have it. Phaedrus? Star Dust? Chigger?
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:08 pm

Don' look at me, Boss!

Other than the OS X Chess app, I haven't even played normal chess in oh, a good six or seven years. (Used to get together back then for a game about once a month with a German guy here in town who taught parttime at the same school I used to work at, but he had to return to Germany for six months—his kids were in school there and he and his wife alternated being with them half of the year—and after he came back we didn't pick up with our games again.) :(

Go or mahjiang are more my speed now! :P


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Postby HoosierDaddy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:28 pm

SandChigger wrote:Don' look at me, Boss!

Other than the OS X Chess app, I haven't even played normal chess in oh, a good six or seven years. (Used to get together back then for a game about once a month with a German guy here in town who taught parttime at the same school I used to work at, but he had to return to Germany for six months—his kids were in school there and he and his wife alternated being with them half of the year—and after he came back we didn't pick up with our games again.) :(

Go or mahjiang are more my speed now! :P


(Btw, don't take this the wrong way, but...a 2.8 MB avatar? It's funny as hell, really, but....)


Sorry, but I do like to show off all my new avatars (and my cable internet connection). Doesn't wifi in Japan give you enough speed?

:?:
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Postby Robspierre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:46 am

I use ot have someone to play GO with me, they live in Austin, Texas that is, and no one is interested, I do enoy a game or two with some good Jasmine White tea and scones.

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Postby Phaedrus » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:18 am

HoosierDaddy wrote:Do any of you chess players ever play "team chess"?

Me and a guy back in HS used to go to various clubs in the Chicago area, and play for quarters against all takers. Two on a team, two boards, alternating color. If you take a piece on one board, you give it to your partner, who can then place it anywhere on his board as his "move". 5 minute clock game. It also helped that my buddy was around a 1900 rating in the 1970's.

Typical strategy would be to sacrifice like crazy on one board, and chop wood on the other. Many games came down to which team had the most time left, since if mate was forced on one board, he would stop moving, and whichever board had the most time left won (or had to continue alone as a normal game).

We had several "book" attacks and strategies. I remember games like 1. Nf3 any 2. Ng5 any 3. Nxf7 and then slamming down everything but the kitchen sink at black, mating shortly.


My art teacher called that "bughouse." Except we didn't time the games, and if checkmate was made on one board, the losing team lost the entire game.

You see a lot more piece trades in bughouse, I notice.
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Postby Mahnmut » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:02 am

Thought I'd say hello before the board crash. Hello.

Now I have to go sand my plank, don't want any splinters while boarding. :)
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Joya Havlah, nice ta see ya!

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whatever happened to hoosierdaddy? did omph run him off? ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:47 pm

Star Dust wrote:whatever happened to hoosierdaddy? did omph run him off? ;)


I sent him a note asking if I would apologize to him. No reply. I went looking for him over on a.f.d. one day to do that too, and I could not find hide nor hair of him.

I was a bit of an ass. I'm sorry.

Though that idea he was championing was the goddam stupidest shit I had heard in a long time.
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Postby Star Dust » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:50 pm

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Star Dust wrote:whatever happened to hoosierdaddy? did omph run him off? ;)


I sent him a note asking if I would apologize to him. No reply. I went looking for him over on a.f.d. one day to do that too, and I could not find hide nor hair of him.

I was a bit of an ass. I'm sorry.

Though that idea he was championing was the goddam stupidest shit I had heard in a long time.


As Internet disagreements go, it wasn't all THAT bad. I mean, nothing to quit over.
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I was glad he went when he did. He whined that I deleted his posts over at Jacurutu and accused me of a few other things, I cant even remember what now. I had posted on both boards and sent him a PM pointing out that I deleted nothing that he said, and still he went and bitched about me doing just that. Hapless little wanker.

Oh, I mean, I'm sorry. :wink: :roll:
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Hi Eru!!! Welcome back to the Promised Land!!!

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hihihi Eru :)
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Hulllllllooooooooo! :)
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hihihi jack :)
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Hi all! Remember me? :twisted:
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Nope :)

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hihihi Seraphan :)
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:23 pm

Welcome Nejibanana!
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Postby SandChigger » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:02 pm

"Screwed Banana"?!

That can't be right. :?

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:12 pm

I'm betting its Illogical Banana.
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But there was someone named Nejibana at 'Keen, right? Become...something else here? Something to do with feesh? :D
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:36 pm

I just looked. Same e-mail. Its Illogical Banana.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:59 am

SandChigger wrote:But there was someone named Nejibana at 'Keen, right? Become...something else here? Something to do with feesh? :D


I'm not aware of any feeshy characters around here.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:24 am

I registered a while back but only just started posting. So Hi everyone.

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Postby SandChigger » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:45 am

Urk! Thay're goes da neighbahoood! :roll:

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Postby Eyes High » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 am

Hey Hunchback. Look forward to getting to know you better. I've read many of your posts that you have put up over at Jacurutu. Take care and post often both here and there.
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Postby Schu » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:51 am

Hiya. You know me, right?
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Postby Hunchback Jack » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:01 am

Yeah, there are some familiar faces here, to be sure. Good to see you all.

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Postby inhuien » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:57 am

hihihi Hunchback Jack, good to see ya 'round these parts :)
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:34 pm

Subah al Noor ! Hi everyone ! :D


How rude am I ? :oops: didn't see this thread till today. Long time lurker, 2nd time poster. I have discovered this forum thanks to Sandchigger :wink: and my friend Leto...and the great list of Dune secondary sources by Omphalos (in Worms Sci fi Haven Forum).


Some of you may know me from Facebook or Myspace...& for those of you who don't, I enjoy SF, Hard Rock, Monty Python's, Kafka, Orwell, Lynch, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Borat ! ... !!crazy!!


....AND DUNE of course !!! I'm a Dunalcoholic talifan, and I'm proud to be ! !!crazy!!

As David Miller said, Herbert is certainly "an author who follows the same metaphysical questions in sequential books". He investigates and re-explores a whole gallery of topics, approaching them from different perspectives and in various permutations.

That's why I'm a great fan of all herbertian stuff (novels, short stories, poems, articles, scripts, audio-books...)...and many apocryphas (McNelly, Lynch, Jodo, Schoenherr, Iron Maiden, Giger...)...


Me and some herbertians froggies are involved in many projects :
* a french -annotated- translation of the DE (almost finished) ,
* a computer Concordance of the FH's Hexalogy (with stats, synopsis and lexicography - project in progress) ,
* a bilingual bibliographic database of FH's works and Duniverse (with quotes, links, images, reviews and analysis - project in progress, 1st lists on The Almost Undeleted)),
* an interactive (multimedia) quiz (plans),
* some sociological studies (about fandom, SF writing, cyberculture, game design, virtual communities, "xeno-encyclopedia"....: plans again, some synopsis in progress.)
Etc..Etc...Etc... Crazy, isn't it ? French....! !!crazy!! crazy!! !!crazy!!
It's just a beginning (except for the translation) and I hope share many ideas with you. :idea: :idea: :idea:
[ It's a beginning, very modest but we have faith on Orthodoxy ! Damn the Preeks ! Unfortunately, with the copyright stuff and HLP, you can't see nothing in public (hidden threads). You must register and apply for add (like the Sand's projects here).]


As Leto247 says :" I must warn you of one thing: if sometimes you see that what i´m saying doesn´t make sense you must not think it is due my almost-forgotten english notions. It sure will be an elaborated zensunni koan designed to open your mind !!!"


Very, very, very glad to be included among the ranks of Orthodox Herbertians. Looks like this is the new place to be. Nice to meet you all and I look forward to talking with you. :wink:


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      Postby Himachil » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:54 pm

      Welcome :)




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      Postby Eyes High » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:38 pm

      Bonjour, mon ami. Welcome and please forgive my French. That's about all I can remember.

      Well I hope I shall get to know you better. Enjoy your time here.
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      Postby Rakis » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:28 pm

      Salut l'ami !! :)
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      Postby Omphalos » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:20 am

      Hi, again! And welcome back Rakis. How's diaper duty treating you?
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      Postby Rakis » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:22 am

      Omphalos wrote:Hi, again! And welcome back Rakis. How's diaper duty treating you?


      It's treating me like shit ! :P

      Nah, it's not so bad, the little guy is in good health, that's what matters...he sleeps a lot more now, so i have time posting...and i finally have the internet at work... :lol:
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      Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:15 pm

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      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:04 pm

      Thank you all !!! :D


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          Postby inhuien » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:16 pm

          Sorry Askaris de Dar, I forgot to say Hi. Hi :)
          Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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          Re: The saying "hello" thread.

          Postby The Phantom » Sun May 10, 2009 9:55 am

          welcome to ionah!
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          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sun May 10, 2009 11:52 am

          Bienvenue mon ami ! (mais où est son post ? :mrgreen: )


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              Postby SandChigger » Sun May 10, 2009 2:08 pm

              Welcome! :)

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              Re: The saying "hello" thread.

              Postby ionah » Sun May 10, 2009 2:54 pm


              bonjour :banana-skier:

              sorry for having missed that saying "hello" thread :greetings-clappingyellow: :whistle:
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              Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sun May 10, 2009 3:00 pm

              ...& Jacurutu ? :snooty: [*boude*]


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                  Postby Mandy » Sun May 10, 2009 4:38 pm

                  Hi ionah, welcome.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Omphalos » Sun May 10, 2009 8:42 pm

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                  Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun May 10, 2009 9:37 pm

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Rakis » Mon May 11, 2009 6:46 am

                  Salut ! :)
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby ionah » Tue May 12, 2009 1:55 am


                  merci à vous tous pour l'accueil :D

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby inhuien » Tue May 12, 2009 8:47 am

                  Fresh meat for the grinder, how wonderful.

                  hihihi ionah :)
                  Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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                  Postby chanilover » Tue May 12, 2009 12:32 pm

                  Salut!
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                  Postby Eyes High » Wed May 13, 2009 9:28 pm

                  Hello, Bonjour. Welcome. Howdy.
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                  Postby Himachil » Thu May 14, 2009 10:54 am

                  Allo allo!
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby ionah » Fri May 15, 2009 2:03 am

                  à l'huile !






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                  Postby Rakis » Fri May 15, 2009 7:53 pm

                  ionah wrote:à l'huile !






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                  Postby Skibum » Thu May 21, 2009 8:22 pm

                  Sup brohans
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Omphalos » Thu May 21, 2009 9:41 pm

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Fri May 22, 2009 3:35 am

                  All Hail the ... um ... flashy neon beastie! :P
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby inhuien » Fri May 22, 2009 6:58 am

                  I'm not talkin' to him as I covet his avatar. er... em. I mean hiya man :P
                  Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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                  Postby GamePlayer » Fri May 22, 2009 7:54 am

                  Awww, don't worry inhuien. You know you're our favorite bouncing boy :romance-inlove: :wink:

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Omphalos » Fri May 22, 2009 9:24 am

                  I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Eyes High » Fri May 22, 2009 11:05 am

                  Omphalos wrote:I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.


                  Well I don't think I would have used those exact words, but yeah. It looks like it's running backward to me also.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby The Phantom » Fri May 22, 2009 11:16 am

                  Eyes High wrote:
                  Omphalos wrote:I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.


                  Well I don't think I would have used those exact words, but yeah. It looks like it's running backward to me also.


                  ya i agree.

                  oh and ya Omph, get the wording right. what you should have said is:
                  "that fucking thing is prancing backwards"

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Eyes High » Fri May 22, 2009 9:06 pm

                  Baraka Bryan wrote:
                  Eyes High wrote:
                  Omphalos wrote:I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.


                  Well I don't think I would have used those exact words, but yeah. It looks like it's running backward to me also.


                  ya i agree.

                  oh and ya Omph, get the wording right. what you should have said is:
                  "that fucking thing is prancing backwards"

                  ;)


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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby GamePlayer » Fri May 22, 2009 10:27 pm

                  Eyes High wrote:
                  Baraka Bryan wrote:
                  Eyes High wrote:
                  Omphalos wrote:I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.


                  Well I don't think I would have used those exact words, but yeah. It looks like it's running backward to me also.


                  ya i agree.

                  oh and ya Omph, get the wording right. what you should have said is:
                  "that fucking thing is prancing backwards"

                  ;)


                  Bryan, one of these days I'm going to whip you. :mrgreen:


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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Skibum » Sat May 23, 2009 2:01 pm

                  Omphalos wrote:I still say that fucking thing is running backwards.


                  Maybe its running sideways?
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Sat May 23, 2009 6:28 pm

                  It's not of this world. :?
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Ampoliros » Sun May 24, 2009 10:00 am

                  SandChigger wrote:It's not of this world. :?


                  agreed








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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby inhuien » Sun May 24, 2009 11:18 am

                  ^^^Unless that neck and head arrangement is really a tail with an evolved defencive pattern, ala butterflies, and it's eyes are in it's ass as it were.
                  Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Sun May 24, 2009 1:50 pm

                  To those of us who deal with McDune, things having eyes, brains, what-have-you! in their asses is nothing new.

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby inhuien » Mon May 25, 2009 2:29 am

                  And there was me thunkin' I had an original thought. :( :( ;)
                  Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby TheDukester » Sun May 16, 2010 8:23 pm

                  Greetings!

                  I'm Duke (yes, it's a nickname ... no, I never tell anyone my given name) from lovely Reno, Nev., a strange (but mostly pretty cool) little burg on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

                  My interests include quality literature, cycling and other lung-busting activities, family stuff, and sexing the wife up every so often. My hobbies include mocking Kevin J. Anderson and The Other Guy relentlessly and fervently wishing they would both take a one-way trip to Neptune. I find it therapeutic to occasionally post my feelings about Anderjacket and Bobo at http://www.jacurutu.com. :wink:

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Sun May 16, 2010 8:40 pm

                  TheDukester wrote:lovely Reno, Nev., a strange (but mostly pretty cool) little burg on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

                  SaLOOT!

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandRider » Sun May 16, 2010 9:22 pm

                  RFD-TV runs 2 episodes of Hee-Haw every week - each episode is shown 3 times
                  during the week, too, so if you didn't get "finished" when Loretta or Tayna Tucker
                  was on, you got another coupla chances ....

                  Junior Samples was the best redneck comic ever; Larry the Cable Guy
                  (aka Dan Whitney) is a rank amateur in comparison .... but after what
                  happened to Stringbean, it's a little weird and depressing to see him ...

                  and Duke:
                  'bout time.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Sun May 16, 2010 11:30 pm

                  That settles it, then. Between the shit weather (I'm fucking tired of living in a place with NO CENTRAL HEATING) and shit job and shit TV (seriously, almost everything I watch is American or European TV anyway) and lack of political humor (in a country whose government is crying out to be laugh-raped) AND NO HEE-HAW, I'm ready to come home. :twisted:
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby inhuien » Mon May 17, 2010 4:11 am

                  The Duke, at last. Welcome!! :)=
                  Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon May 17, 2010 9:16 am

                  Welcome Duke, other than a couple of people you pretty much know everyone here already.
                  I deleted some of your posts because they were derailing the topic and not focusing on the issues asked, and instead going after the authors or their material. That's why. ~ BM
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Eyes High » Fri May 21, 2010 10:06 am

                  about freaking time you knothead. your water is already ours and you know I love my Duke (John Wayne of course :shhh: ) So welome to the club house.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby TheDukester » Fri May 21, 2010 11:28 am

                  "Knothead"? :think:

                  :lol:

                  Yeah, pure laziness. Omph mentioned it to me a handful of times over the past few weeks/months. Finally, it reached the top of the "Shit That Should Get Done" list. Oh, and I was embarrassed about missing the whole attempted sting on Prester Idiot. Big "duh" on that one.

                  If I'd known how much fun y'all were having, I would have dropped by sooner.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Omphalos » Fri May 21, 2010 8:21 pm

                  Weren't there some knotheads in Watchmen?
                  Something is about to happen, Hal. Something wonderful!

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Freakzilla » Fri May 21, 2010 8:27 pm

                  Knothead and Splinter were Woody Woodpecker's niece and nephew.

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby The Phantom » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:56 pm

                  wierd, I'd even forgotten to come back here after returning to Jacurutu until I saw SR mention the 'clubhouse' again. Very happy to see the title banner I'd designed still in use here :)
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandRider » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:23 am

                  I can't see it - I'm using whatever the dark skin is ...
                  just like that other board, the admins are too busy ordering snobby scotch online
                  and searching for semi-nude photos of underaged starlets to give us a choice in
                  the appearance ... oh no, wait, that's Microsoft Engineers ....



                  [edit]
                  also: why does the author of this thread read "Hyppo" ?
                  I thought the word-filter was set to render Hyppo as "Hyppo" ...
                  does that only apply to text ?
                  [/edit]
                  [edit_2]
                  this is interesting ... if you "quote" my post, Hyppo is rendered as Hyppo in the post-reply box ...
                  but if I "edit" my own post, Hyppo still appears as "Hyppo" in the edit-post box ...
                  [/edit_2]
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby The Phantom » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:49 pm

                  it's the theme with the banner that Omph has in his jacurutu signature.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Hunchback Jack » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:40 pm

                  SandRider wrote:I can't see it - I'm using whatever the dark skin is ...


                  Who's "the dark skin"? :?

                  SandRider wrote:[edit]
                  also: why does the author of this thread read "Hyppo" ?
                  I thought the word-filter was set to render Hyppo as "Hyppo" ...
                  does that only apply to text ?
                  [/edit]
                  [edit_2]
                  this is interesting ... if you "quote" my post, Hyppo is rendered as Hyppo in the post-reply box ...
                  but if I "edit" my own post, Hyppo still appears as "Hyppo" in the edit-post box ...
                  [/edit_2]


                  I don't think italicizing it is doing what you want it to do. Either way, that's a mess 'o' Hyppos.


                  HBJ,
                  trying for a "hippopotamus" pun, but failing.
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:07 am

                  Hunchback Jack wrote:Who's "the dark skin"? :?

                  I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and assume he meant Black Pearl. You remember her, right? ;)

                  [=One of the board themes?]

                  I don't think italicizing it is doing what you want it to do. Either way, that's a mess 'o' Hyppos.

                  HBJ,
                  trying for a "hippopotamus" pun, but failing.

                  What the HELL has gotten into you lately? :twisted:


                  Whatever it is, I LIKES it! :lol:
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby Rymoah » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:35 am

                  Hi all! :D

                  Since I just presented myself on Jacurutu, I thought it was also a good idea to say hello in this nice forum.

                  May Shai-Hulud clear the path before you. ;)

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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby SandChigger » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:56 am

                  Hello again! It's been a long time! :)
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                  Re: The saying "hello" thread.

                  Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:55 am

                  Benvenuto nel nostro Sietch Rymoah, ti auguriamo una lunga e buona permanenza in nostra compagnia :D .


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