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fool6000000001
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Icon 1 posted August 18, 2004 09:12      Profile for fool6000000001     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you have read any of my other posts, you'll already know a lot about me. I'm relatively new here, and scored around 65% at least on the definitive online geek test. I'm proud to announce I'm of a good enough education to use correct grammar and punctuation in my posts, and I am of an unsound enough mind to contribute a good deal of unintelligible material in the creative section.
I like sleep, food, Coca-cola, sleep, er... computers, enthusing about computers, Linux, and that peaceful feeling some of you may have felt when in the middle of any patch of English countryside, when the weather is good enough to not be cold, but just bad enough to not need to slap on some factor 30, and you feel like you could stay there, lying in a field, staring up at the clouds forever. This should hopefully not remind you of the Windows XP Bliss desktop background, but no doubt it will.
I don't like life, bipedal life forms, me, Windows, raisins (bad memories of eating stalks), Philadelphia light, and reality TV.
I hate the system, the man, the machine, big brother, capitalism and totalitarianism.

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You also like starting pointless threads....

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Icon 1 posted August 18, 2004 12:58      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've got to be honest with you - I'm not even going to read the originating post in this thread, and I completely ignored the other threads and posts of yours elsewhere. It looks to be utterly verbose drivel, written in either a state of hypercaffeination, or the sob story of an undercaffeinated lit. major. Having a nickname that looks like a spam address doesn't pull me either. Oh, and 'fool' just doesn't sound like a competent descriptor, IMHO.

Okay, I'm off to go power cycle a switch.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
I've got to be honest with you - I'm not even going to read the originating post in this thread, and I completely ignored the other threads and posts of yours elsewhere. It looks to be utterly verbose drivel, written in either a state of hypercaffeination, or the sob story of an undercaffeinated lit. major. Having a nickname that looks like a spam address doesn't pull me either. Oh, and 'fool' just doesn't sound like a competent descriptor, IMHO.

Okay, I'm off to go power cycle a switch.

Thank you, dragonman. I couldn't have put it better.
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Well, I'm new here too... And to be honest, this doesn't really seem that fair. From this post, which I'm assuming is the first one, as it's in the introductory section, there doesn't seem to be much wrong with this person.

Or have they offended you elsewhere? Should I be looking around a little first before I jump in, guns blazing, to defend the new guy as the new gal? [Confused]

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2004 11:43      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The latter. fool (as appropriately named as he is) has started countless pointless threads -- probably close to all of his 19 or so posts have been meaningless threads that he just started out of nowhere all at once. Most of them being repeated crap.
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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2004 11:46      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, besides - from your birth year you should know - all newbies are equal, some newbies are less equal than others. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2004 14:21      Profile for punkpixie1984     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hahahaha!! [Big Grin]

Not just my birth year, but my favourite book. [Smile] Fortunate, eh?

So, I shouldn't come, scantily clad, swinging on a vine to his rescue then?

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Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? Why, sir, I believe if you take a blowtorch to them you can melt them over. Proof that your product is faulty...

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quote:
Originally posted by punkpixie1984:
Hahahaha!! [Big Grin]

Not just my birth year, but my favourite book. [Smile] Fortunate, eh?

So, I shouldn't come, scantily clad, swinging on a vine to his rescue then?

Eh, you can do all but rescue him, I suppose [evil] .

Sorry, but someone had to say it [Razz] .

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2004 14:48      Profile for punkpixie1984     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm sorry, I don't understand. [blush]

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Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? Why, sir, I believe if you take a blowtorch to them you can melt them over. Proof that your product is faulty...

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by punkpixie1984:
Not just my birth year, but my favourite book. [Smile] Fortunate, eh?

Wot? No mention of the last great Van Halen album?

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My guess is our good friend the dragon is imagining a scantily clad woman swinging on a vine, and probably wondering how you compare to that image.

Of course if you have to explain the joke, it's ceases to become funny. [ohwell]

Click here for a listing of all the posts fool has been making around here, and you can evaluate his posts for yourself.

This post in particular is rather fitting for his username.

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quote:
Originally posted by punkpixie1984:
I'm sorry, I don't understand. [blush]

I guess I shouldn't confuse you further with a request for an arse pic just yet.

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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2004 15:18      Profile for punkpixie1984     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No, I meant the grammar. [blush] Sorry, I'm a positive nazi when it comes to the English language. Please, anyone, feel free to pick up on any mistakes I make; I can't stand it. [Smile]

And I had a look at some of the posts. For that person, I will be going nowhere scantily clad. Utopian World... Good Lord... [Roll Eyes]

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Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? Why, sir, I believe if you take a blowtorch to them you can melt them over. Proof that your product is faulty...

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quote:
Originally posted by punkpixie1984:
No, I meant the grammar. [blush] Sorry, I'm a positive nazi when it comes to the English language. Please, anyone, feel free to pick up on any mistakes I make; I can't stand it. [Smile]

My deepest apologies - post fixed. Sorry, I let that one slip by - I had written 'by' instead of 'but.' I think I was multitasking then, and let my fingers enter a race condition [Wink] .

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I know what you mean. [Smile] Countless times I've written "them" or "they" instead of "the", etc

And I am sorry about picking up on little things like that. You must punish me if I do it too often, indeed, if I do it again. [thumbsup]

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Cap'n Vic

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You started a sentence with 'and'....... [Big Grin]

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Welcome punkpixie1984, good to have you on board. Just be careful about the "you'll have to punish me", or you'll attract Zorro, and really be in trouble [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
You started a sentence with 'and'....... [Big Grin]

Actually, that is no longer a "rule of English" Cap'n.

quote:
Taken from dictionary.com:

Q. Can I use 'and' (or 'but', etc.) at the start of a sentence?
A. Yes.

The old "rule" that you can't begin a sentence with a conjunction has actually gone by the wayside. Occasionally, especially in casual writing, you can begin a sentence with and or but. These words are mainly used to join elements within a sentence, but they have begun sentences since the tenth century. But, like anything in grammar, do it sparingly. Variety is the spice of writing, as it is of life!

Edit: It looks like using "and" at the start of a sentence is just something that goes in and out of fashion.

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quote:
Originally posted by CrawGator:
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
You started a sentence with 'and'....... [Big Grin]

Actually, that is no longer a "rule of English" Cap'n.

quote:
Taken from dictionary.com:

Q. Can I use 'and' (or 'but', etc.) at the start of a sentence?
A. Yes.

The old "rule" that you can't begin a sentence with a conjunction has actually gone by the wayside.

Edit: It looks like using "and" at the start of a sentence is just something that goes in and out of fashion.

From the same website:
quote:
oxymoron

n : conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence', or 'American guide to proper English usage')

[Razz] [Wink]

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Oh, wonderful! A whole forum full of pedantic people! I'm in cyber heaven! [Smile]

And now, I realise it may have been a mistake to say that... [Big Grin]

And, curiously, behind this English rose exterior, I have... Oh, shall we say, a naughty side?

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You mean you like to conjugate verbs in your spare time too?! [Big Grin]

.. er. uhm. you should probably ignore that. [blush]

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quote:
Originally posted by punkpixie1984:
Oh, wonderful! A whole forum full of pedantic people! I'm in cyber heaven! [Smile]

And now, I realise it may have been a mistake to say that... [Big Grin]

And, curiously, behind this English rose exterior, I have... Oh, shall we say, a naughty side?

Yes, like blowtorching innocent weebles perhaps. Actually as these were all the rage when I was a lad but now I'm an old fart™ I'm surprised you know of them.

There's also a piss poor joke about people getting kicked in the spuds, with the punchline weebles wobble but they don't fall down but it's really not worth repeating, except that I just did, kind of.

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Lawnmower Deth released a song called weebles wobble but they never fall down. Available on their seminal album "ooh crikey".
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
You mean you like to conjugate verbs in your spare time too?! [Big Grin]

.. er. uhm. you should probably ignore that. [blush]

Miss Flamiel: Yakko, can you conjugate?
Yakko: Who, me? I've never even *kissed* a girl!
Miss Flamiel: No no no. It's easy. I'll conjugate with you.
Yakko: Goodnight, everybody!

Sorry, I couldn't resist the pointless Animaniacs reference. It just brings back so many childhood memories.

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