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Postby Johnny Fartpants » 11 May 2006, 20:30

moonie wrote:
Thesiger wrote:I think you're right. You don't know what irony is. :)


You have my full attention, please explain...


It's a bit like steely.

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Postby Billybob Dylan » 11 May 2006, 20:34

Johnny Fartpants wrote:
moonie wrote:
Thesiger wrote:I think you're right. You don't know what irony is. :)


You have my full attention, please explain...


It's a bit like steely.

... only more ferrous.

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Postby Errant Panda » 11 May 2006, 22:11

It's like goldy and bronzy only it's made of iron.
As I am right 98% of the time I see no point in quibbling over 3%

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Postby moonie » 12 May 2006, 02:14

Errant Panda wrote:It's like goldy and bronzy only it's made of iron.


Hopefully it's in better shape than this iron knee

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Postby atomic loonybin » 12 May 2006, 11:10

goldwax wrote:
Errant Panda wrote:It's like goldy and bronzy only it's made of iron.


At your service, sir!

But, um, who's this bronzy chap?


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Big Bill Bronzy.

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Postby tweetybird » 13 May 2006, 13:57

Oh well, the thread is dead so no-one will read this, hopefully... I'll spare you the self-loathing and my many failures, in any event. I can't remember if I'd written anything last year, so this is from the top of my head.

1. I find it difficult to talk about emotional stuff and really admire all those of you who'd written on this thread. It's a humbling experience, and an uplifting one at the same time. I care for a the many of you who share their difficulties and doubts and I wish I had more to offer in the way of advice, but I feel so unqualified to do so - especially regarding drinking.

2. I need music like I need air or food. It's a physical necessity. I can't go a day without music. Even if I don't have music playing, it still plays in my head. All my dreams have a musical soundtrack, every night.

3. My nieces and nephews are the love of my life. I'm especailly close to my two nieces by my middle sister. They are the sweetest, most beautiful, gentle princesses, and they make life worth living.

4. I try not to think about the fact that I don't have children of my own and will most likely not have any.

5. I'm the shortest BCBer.

6. I'd post more often but my current heavy workload doesn't allow it. I'm not complaining, though - I'm very grateful for having a decent job after a long time. So I mostly lurk and read whenever and whatever I can. There's a lot of great stuff on these here threads.

7. Work also means that I've put aside my plans for a PhD. My colleagues urge me to do it, though, which will open up more work opportunities. But just the thought of spending more years in libraries, exhausts me. And I'd rather work and have a broader social life, than bury myself in books again.

8. The various aches and pains I've had recently have reminded me that I have to return to regular physical exercise. Swimming and bike riding, or even just walking, will have to be added to the daily routine.

9. I'm partially deaf, which makes it difficult to follow conversations when I'm in large groups.

10. I'm considering getting a cat or a dog. I can't decide which. I'm a dog person really, but don't have the heart to leave the pup alone in the house when I go out. Cats manage better on their own.

11. Okay, so there's more than 10. All the avatars I've used have been of men, which may have confused some people.
I also believe that TRSP is really a sheep, and that Heilan Coo is a .... coo?

12. I should get back to writing - short stories, poems - as I used to do when I was younger. I'm afraid I'm not good enough, though.

13. I would like one day to drive across the US, see the land and its people up close.

14. My current favourite word in English is "bollocks".
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Postby take5_d_shorterer » 14 May 2006, 02:44

Velvis wrote:1. I know she's the Queen of Deceit and Lies, but dammit, I find Condoleeza Rice sexy.




One of my friends who is about as left as one can be made a similar remark, albeit a little more qualified. He said that he Rice was better looking than Donald Rumsfeld. My response at that time, which I think is relevant here, is that it wouldn't matter if it was Donald Rumsfeld who chewed up some lunch and then spit it out or whether it was Cond. Rice, I wouldn't want to get anywhere near the half-digested cud of either cabinet member.

This is primarily what I think about when I think of either person. I find that I am absolutely not attracted in any way to either.

On the subject of Rice and the claim that her favorite professor was Madeleine Albright's father, this doesn't surprise me. If there is a secretary of state that I distrust more than Rice, it would be Albright, but that's probably because I know more about Albright.

Remember Rwanda? Remember the 800,000 who were killed in the 1994 conflict? The UN was voting to send peace-keeping troops there. The vote went to the security council where the US vetoed the measure. The US Ambassador to the UN? the future Madame Secretary. Even Rice, whom I expect to authorize the death warrants of thousands of civilians, even Rice, I would have expected under similar circumstances to look in the mirror and look at the color of her own skin and the color of the skin of the people in, well, Rwanda, and think once or twice about whether it would be better to resign rather than veto sending peace-keeping troops.

But I honestly don't know the minds of people who become secretary of state. I have no idea. It is the dirtiest cabinet position of all. Nothing comes close.

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Postby moonie » 14 May 2006, 02:53

take5_d_shorterer wrote:Remember Rwanda? Remember the 800,000 who were killed in the 1994 conflict? The UN was voting to send peace-keeping troops there. The vote went to the security council where the US vetoed the measure. The US Ambassador to the UN? the future Madame Secretary. Even Rice, whom I expect to authorize the death warrants of thousands of civilians, even Rice, I would have expected under similar circumstances to look in the mirror and look at the color of her own skin and the color of the skin of the people in, well, Rwanda, and think once or twice about whether it would be better to resign rather than veto sending peace-keeping troops.



I don't see Condi attacking the challenge of Darfur to readily, D. Of course, she's not UN Ambassador, but she's still in a better position than most to make some sort of difference there. Isn't the Sudanese government harboring terrorists??

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Postby take5_d_shorterer » 14 May 2006, 04:56

Moonie wrote: I don't see Condi attacking the challenge of Darfur to readily, D. Of course, she's not UN Ambassador, but she's still in a better position than most to make some sort of difference there. Isn't the Sudanese government harboring terrorists??

t5d writes: A couple of comments:

1) I have to admit here to being very, very ignorant of the crisis in Darfur, especially the most recent events. Having said that,

2) I think that, to make a general comment about the US and Darfur, that the US has thrown away its ability to help make the situation better in Darfur. There are two reasons for this. a) One is that the US isn't really seen in that region as an advocate of peaceful negotiation. It's seen as a nation that invaded a Middle Eastern nation with a substantial population of Muslims. Given in particular that the Darfur conflict has some relation to disputes between Arab and non-Arab entites in the Sudan, the US's lack of neutrality in Muslim and Arab issues is a big setback. "Lack of neutrality" is actually now that I look back at that sentence a totally lame euphamism for invading another country. The idea of the US brokering an agreement here is sort of like the idea that Strom Thurmond insisting on putting himself front and center of the Rodney James riots and trying to broker a cessation in the violence there.



b) The second reason is that the US has a bad history with the Sudan. Clinton went and bombed the country, claiming that they were creating biological weapons. The UN I believe subsequently investigated this claim and couldn't find evidence that this was the case (James Reston, by the way, wrote about this in the NYT.) Now I can't remember the exact timeline on this so I don't know if Albright was secretary of state of US ambassador to the UN at that time, but whichever the case, it was on her watch.

P.S. I see that I've taken the thread pretty far away from its original intent. Let's get back to the initial idea, or to put this in other words, ``We return to our programme with action already in progress.''

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Postby Prez! » 14 May 2006, 10:28

tweetybird wrote:5. I'm the shortest BCBer.


Well, I read your post, as I've read all of them & as you said the honesty is humbling.

Only one thing though, I bet I'm shorter! :wink:

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Postby the masked man » 14 May 2006, 10:30

new musical exprez wrote:
tweetybird wrote:5. I'm the shortest BCBer.


Well, I read your post, as I've read all of them & as you said the honesty is humbling.

Only one thing though, I bet I'm shorter! :wink:


Funny thing is - as soon as I read Tweetybird's post, the first thing that came into my head was "I take it she hasn't met Prez, then!" :oops: :twisted:

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Postby The Fish » 14 May 2006, 10:34

The gauntlet is down. Tape measures at the ready. Come on you two we need figures to back up your respective claims. Personally I think Prez is a bit complacent before the big match. I mean women do come in smaller sizes generally don't they ?
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Postby Prez! » 14 May 2006, 11:09

5 feet 3 inches, about 1.6 metres.

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Postby The Prof » 14 May 2006, 11:30

new musical exprez wrote:5.3 inches, about 16 centimeters.


:o

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Postby Velvis » 14 May 2006, 12:42

11. Some of you may have noticed that I've been a bit whiny on the boards lately.

I've lost a parent, I'm 45, and I'm feeling the rush of years toward the end of life. My job involves trying to help people that are rude and disrespect me. The county is in a money crunch and wants to cut the public defenders' pay even though drug incursion means the number of cases we do has actually increased. We get no retirement or health benefits.

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I have a pretty consistent complex about feeling unloved that dates way back to when I was six years old. It comes back during periods when I'm vulnerable, wgich I am now.

I intend to do a play this summer. Doing this show will be a good thing for me. People will laugh at the funny clown, and I will feel loved.

And I don't mean loved in a sexual way. Loved and appreciated for being the Great Person I always thought I was. I want to be heaved onto the shoulders of humanity and have them sing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".

Loved by all! Nothing less is good enough! :lol:
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Postby & » 14 May 2006, 12:52

Velvis wrote:11. Some of you may have noticed that I've been a bit whiny on the boards lately.

I've lost a parent, I'm 45, and I'm feeling the rush of years toward the end of life. My job involves trying to help people that are rude and disrespect me. The county is in a money crunch and wants to cut the public defenders' pay even though drug incursion means the number of cases we do has actually increased. We get no retirement or health benefits.

***

I have a pretty consistent complex about feeling unloved that dates way back to when I was six years old. It comes back during periods when I'm vulnerable, wgich I am now.

I intend to do a play this summer. Doing this show will be a good thing for me. People will laugh at the funny clown, and I will feel loved.

And I don't mean loved in a sexual way. Loved and appreciated for being the Great Person I always thought I was. I want to be heaved onto the shoulders of humanity and have them sing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".

Loved by all! Nothing less is good enough! :lol:


You ARE a jolly good fellow!
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Postby Minnie, Boss of Appropriate Posting » 14 May 2006, 13:30

Velvis wrote:11. Some of you may have noticed that I've been a bit whiny on the boards lately.

I've lost a parent, I'm 45, and I'm feeling the rush of years toward the end of life. My job involves trying to help people that are rude and disrespect me. The county is in a money crunch and wants to cut the public defenders' pay even though drug incursion means the number of cases we do has actually increased. We get no retirement or health benefits.

***

I have a pretty consistent complex about feeling unloved that dates way back to when I was six years old. It comes back during periods when I'm vulnerable, wgich I am now.

I intend to do a play this summer. Doing this show will be a good thing for me. People will laugh at the funny clown, and I will feel loved.

And I don't mean loved in a sexual way. Loved and appreciated for being the Great Person I always thought I was. I want to be heaved onto the shoulders of humanity and have them sing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".

Loved by all! Nothing less is good enough! :lol:


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Postby tweetybird » 14 May 2006, 18:30

new musical exprez wrote:5 feet 3 inches, about 1.6 metres.



I'm exactly 149cm.

Without socks.

I win. :D
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Postby Poppypoobah » 14 May 2006, 18:41

Having met the Prez and Tweety, Tweety is quite a bit shorter. She´s like a little perfect doll (if you´ll forgive me saying so Tweety).

Velvis, you know we think the world of you. Your warped sense of humor, your intelligence, your kindness and your love of Disney (although Land is far more magical than World!).

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Postby tweetybird » 14 May 2006, 19:45

Senoreater Hotsie wrote:Having met the Prez and Tweety, Tweety is quite a bit shorter. She´s like a little perfect doll (if you´ll forgive me saying so Tweety).


Oh, that's fine by me, Hotsie!

And everybody loves you, Velvis. Where's that pic of you with that great big towel on your head... :D
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