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Clinically Insane
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Jul 24, 2007, 12:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
If that is the case, he stole Besson's funny a long time ago.
It is possible and scientifically plausible that my humor doesn't work with the gays.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'll get you Abe! You'll rue the day you crossed me, DAVID BOWIE...
We know your secret identity, besson3c.
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 12:54 AM
 
or humans.
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 12:55 AM
 
yes
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Jul 24, 2007, 01:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Did you just refer to yourself in the third person?
Isn't that cause for bannination?
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 01:03 AM
 
I think that maybe my humor is like good art, or champagne, or both: appreciated at its fullest once I'm gone. I'm ahead of my time.

So, if you want me to be funny to you I guess somebody will have to kill me.

In the meantime, I will continue to do what I do like bees buzz, like bears hibernate, and like birds fly. It's the way of nature, and I will not have Abe upstage me.
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 01:04 AM
 
Here is a picture for you:

     
abe
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Jul 24, 2007, 01:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I think that maybe my humor is like good art, or champagne, or both: appreciated at its fullest once I'm gone. I'm ahead of my time.

So, if you want me to be funny to you I guess somebody will have to kill me.

In the meantime, I will continue to do what I do like bees buzz, like bears hibernate, and like birds fly. It's the way of nature, and I will not have Abe upstage me.


O' Rly?
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 07:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
If that is the case, he stole Besson's funny a long time ago.
Come on, the guy says stuff funny ONCE in awhile.
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 07:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Did you just refer to yourself in the third person?
No. That's second person.
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 08:03 AM
 
So where's the third man?
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 09:40 AM
 
Now I have the theme song stuck in my head...

     
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Jul 24, 2007, 09:44 AM
 
This thread feels like its slowly grinding to halt.

Not that I think the mods will let it die naturally.

Has a 10+ page thread ever died naturally?
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 10:21 AM
 
Only when no one mentions chap-stick.
     
Posting Junkie
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Jul 24, 2007, 11:51 PM
 
In my heyday we could have kept it going for twice as long.
     
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Jul 24, 2007, 11:53 PM
 
Cats anyone?
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 12:02 AM
 
Nahhhh. Don't wanna. Just let this thread die.
Along with MacNN. Kidding, kidding....
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 12:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Winner gets your spud gun.
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 05:41 AM
 
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 07:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post


Not sure why but I'm getting an imitation Art Carney (as Ed Norton) vibe from that spud pic.
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 07:32 PM
 




I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 07:44 PM
 
Thanks Rumor, that was just in the nic of time!
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 07:50 PM
 
I added a new sig of my wife's boobs. That should help.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 07:58 PM
 
Now you'll blend in with the natives.
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 08:24 PM
 
I had some other pics but I can't post those.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 08:26 PM
 
Link?
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Jul 25, 2007, 09:11 PM
 
Better yet, link her to this page.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 01:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by KisforKennedy View Post
I started coming here with technical questions, then ended up staying for the lounge. Mind you, this was back in 1999. We had a smaller group of people, but everybody spent more time in there responses, and you could actually have a pretty intellectual debate about damn near anything in here. This was before +1s and "I'd hit it", this was when posts were generally at least a few sentences, but more often than not a paragraph or two, sometimes even longer.

Then... the stupidity became rampant, and the lounge was filled with political trolls, starting threads on fire only to push their viewpoints upon everyone else, and I fought hard for the creation of a political lounge. I was even banned for the gonzo balls out method in which I used to prove my point that we needed one. However, the seperation of anything political/religious into a seperate forum has had some unexpected side effects. Now, it seems, the lounge is slowly dying, with less than a page of new threads/responses per day, most of which being links to other websites, movie clips, etc. Basically, we're starting to lack content, and of that content, it's lacking MacNN original content. Also, any shred of political/philosophical/religious debate gets thrown into the PL, which is filled with trolls, so most rational people avoid that place entirely, leaving the lounge to discuss whatever is left over. For a while, we discussed movies and videogames and cars, but now any videogame topic gets moved into the 'mac gaming' forum, which is usually about as exciting as a senior citizen's knitting party. Recently, other people have been calling for the creation of a 'car forum', so all the gearheads can discuss cars without 'bothering' people in the lounge.

At what point will this organization stop? The lounge used to be intersting and intelligent until it became filled with stupid people. Then it was still entertaining, but on a much lower level of intelligence. Then, it became too heated and political, so those portions were removed, so it became more of an easy going silly place for light hearted topics, and then even videogames were removed from it's available topics.

What is the future of the lounge? I don't think it looks good, and if the posts/threads created per day are any indication, I'm afraid the lounge won't be worth visiting at all. What would MacNN be like WITHOUT a lounge? Would it improve the other forums, and give them a little more 'life' and 'personality'? Would perhaps they be checked more frequently, solving people's problems faster since they usually involve some sort of technical aspect? Would YOU still visit MacNN if the lounge ceased to exist? And do you think that we should start removing some of the other forums (such as gaming, the political lounge, and mac modification) to create a more diverse atmosphere here?

Peace,

- Ca$h
Is this a new MacNN record?

In the span of one thread having TWO of your nicks banned???

Wow!
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
Baninated
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Jul 26, 2007, 08:01 AM
 
Oh I've seen more Rob nicks banned in a single thread. Why should he be banned? He doesn't do anything wrong. Everyone attacks him!\

IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!

But joking aside, I do pine/pray for the day Rob is able to communicate with a large group of people without throwing a tantrum.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 09:00 AM
 
^ You can't just let it go, right?
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 09:38 AM
 
Yes Mastrap, it's me that can't let it go.

You're spot on there.

Rob knows what I am talking about. Me and him used to talk all the time on AIM. Till he found out I was a Christian. I knew rob even Before MacNN on the neon boards (he is banned there too).

I before you was the great almighty Cash defender.

Still to this day I wish him well. But don't confuse the situation. He is the one that is causing the problems. Not me.

BTW I am still a Cash defender. Esp when he deserves it. He was on a real good streak there for awhile. I had high hopes.

Then once he got comfortable the "real" Rob came out.

The issues rob has we cannot help him with. And he wont get help for until he admits he has a problem.

When I was doing what you are doing now to rob, I realized I was just encouraging his behavior. By yelling at the other person he felt vindicated. Even if it only was one person taking up for him.

Rob isn't you usual normal troll. It goes beyond that. I think we both know this.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 10:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
^ You can't just let it go, right?
Nope, not without a few more posts, a few more essays, the last word, and a full self-defense. It is important that we all think that he is right, or at least not in the wrong... His own self-confidence is not sufficient.

Oh, and of course this post will be followed up with a detailed explanation as to why I'm a hypocrite and everything I've said applies to me too, a few laughing smilies, you know, the standard treatment...

How much do you want to bet he won't simply ignore my post?
( Last edited by besson3c; Jul 26, 2007 at 10:30 AM. )
     
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Hey, whatever keeps this thread going.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 10:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Yes Mastrap, it's me that can't let it go.

You're spot on there.
Sorry, that was meant to be humorous. I should have added this: or this
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 10:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Nope, not without a few more posts, a few more essays, the last word, and a full self-defense. It is important that we all think that he is right, or at least not in the wrong... His own self-confidence is not sufficient.
You just successfully explained yourself.

"You know the man you hate? You look like him everday!"
"HiDi Hos Two good shoes wont save your soul!"
Oh, and of course this post will be followed up with a detailed explanation as to why I'm a hypocrite and everything I've said applies to me too, a few laughing smilies, you know, the standard treatment...
Oh I gave you something a bit different. But at least you are seeing a pattern here besson.
How much do you want to bet he won't simply ignore my post?
I told you many times how to get me to quit responding to your siliness. Yet you still haven't signed on. (still in my sig)

Why? Is it cause you really don't dislike me that much, or is it that you can't stop belittling others?

If it's the latter, we can try to help.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 10:43 AM
 
Like clockwork!

We can always count on Zimphire's insecurities and/or self-righteousness, whichever applies more.

I'm disappointed that it took him a full 22 minutes to respond though.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Like clockwork!

We can always count on Zimphire's insecurities and/or self-righteousness, whichever applies more.
^
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And people wonder why I use the word "projection" a lot in here.
I have said in here many times. I am no better or worse than any other person in this forum.

We are all in the same boat. So your accusation simply don't jive with the facts.

If I was insecure, I surely wouldn't be profession my faith in THIS forum.
I'm disappointed that it took him a full 22 minutes to respond though.
What does time have to do with anything besson? Are you going to make fun of my post count next? Maybe I should change my name to something like "eggbert" so you can make fun of that too.

I think it's pretty obvious as to which of two reasons I gave in my last post as to why you wont "sign" now.

I don't hate you besson. I just wish you'd be a little nicer to people. And less hateful.

Is that really a lot to ask? I don't think so.

This post you just made is an example. But whenever I bring such actions from you up, you act as if I am making them up. Or exaggerating. An ad-hominem if you will.

All I ask it to cut out the belittling. You'll never hear from me again. Deal?
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 10:58 AM
 
w00+!

It's a


KEVIN THREAD!

     
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Jul 26, 2007, 11:02 AM
 
Person 1. I Hate billy. So I put him on ignore
Person 2. Lets find something to eat
Person 1. Billy really gets on my nerves
Person 2. I found some bologna
Person 1. You know what I heard billy do the other day?
Person 2. What about billy?
Person 1. OH great, I've been trying to ignore billy all day and now you've made this whole conversation about him! Thanks.

I love it when people

A. Have me on ignore but can't stop talking about me anyhow.
B. Have me on ignore but can't stop talking about me anyhow. Then complain that a thread turned out to be about "me" because they can't stop talking about me.

You'd think they would put two and two together. *shakes head*

In other words, if those that claimed to have me on ignore stopped talking about me, things like this wouldn't happen.

What is the sense of continually talking about someone you claim to have on ignore?

That's like a passive/aggressive weird thing going on there.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 11:50 AM
 
Interesting political thing at the last UK GE.

The Conservatives didn't mention immigration. Specifically went out of their way not to mention it, in fact. The press kept on hounding them with questions about immigration. One of the Conservatives broke down and said, in reply to one of these questions, that immigration was a bit out of control and they'd look at it. Within the next week all of the press were running stories about how the Conservatives keep going on about immigration.

True that.
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Posting Junkie
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Jul 26, 2007, 12:00 PM
 
Oh dear.

I seem to have forgotten the smiley again.

I hate it when that happens; don't you?
     
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I'm not optimistic about this getting to Page 13.
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 12:17 PM
 
More Lamas.
Do you want forgiveness or respect?
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 01:13 PM
 
Disappointing.
     
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I did my part.
     
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macnn is dying oh noes!
     
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Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
I did my part in post-whoreing.
Fixinated.

-t
     
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Don't hate the playa, playa.
     
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Catch that on AMC did we?
     
 
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