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  • Puts knickers in a twist.

    2 4.55%
  • Gets panties in a wad.

    2 4.55%
  • Chaps your hide.

    2 4.55%
  • Rubs you raw.

    2 4.55%
  • Gets your goat.

    2 4.55%
  • Stands the hairs on your neck straight up.

    2 4.55%
  • Drives you to read Vonnegut.

    4 9.09%
  • Amuses you in a weirdly vague way.

    17 38.64%
  • Never thought about it much.

    18 40.91%
  • Other.

    10 22.73%
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    (R) Random threads and posts

    Just wondering. Some of you boys get a little cranky this time of year, it seems to me.

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    Another poll with insufficient choices. Can't anyone get it right........

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    Define "Random Thread."

    By the way, you left out "Makes my head explode."
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    Leave me and my goat out of this.
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    Kurt Vonnegut was a Cornellian, like me, which put him at least a leg and a half up in my book. But man, is his stuff weird. I reread Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse 5 a year or two ago and didn't enjoy it much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Just wondering. Some of you boys get a little cranky this time of year, it seems to me.
    I'm glad you didn't include "us girls" in this poll

    I never get cranky. H*ll, I wasn't even cranky when I made this mess in my daughter's bedroom yesterday. I can't say that she wasn't a little cranky
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    What are these “random threads and posts” you speak of? Everything I read here seems to be logical and appropriate. Wait a minute, what forum am I on? Ooops,
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    Drives me nuts when all the words in a thread title are spelled rite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    I never get cranky. "Heck", I wasn't even cranky when I made this mess in my daughter's bedroom yesterday. I can't say that she wasn't a little cranky
    There's no mess that's so big that it can't be cleaned up.
    Ha, Ha, Ha......just kidding........that paint is on carpet, isn't it?
    I feel your pain.

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    I'd like to see more pictures of monkeys drinking beer. I check every day. Most of the stuff has been boring lately. Maybe we could post pictures of our Christmas Trees. Maybe we could post pictures of our dogs sitting near or leashed to our bikes. Maybe we could pick a fight with one of the other forums. Maybe I should just go away for a little while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
    Kurt Vonnegut was a Cornellian, like me, which put him at least a leg and a half up in my book. But man, is his stuff weird. I reread Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse 5 a year or two ago and didn't enjoy it much.
    The perfect anecdote for Vonnegut is an intriguing yet obscure writer by the name of William Browning Spencer. I read "Maybe I'll Call Anna" and it was so weirdly unsettling that I ordered "Zod Wallop" and "The Return of Count Electric". The last time I wrote something snide about Vonnegut ("his writing, like Mad Magazine, must be outgrown" or somesuch. I still believe it) a riot almost broke out here so I won't say anything bad about him, other than it makes no sense that Vonnegut is famous and Spencer is not.

    But that's pretty random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    I'm glad you didn't include "us girls" in this poll

    I never get cranky. H*ll, I wasn't even cranky when I made this mess in my daughter's bedroom yesterday. I can't say that she wasn't a little cranky
    "OOPS"

    There may be a cure- First house we Bought had carpet like that all round the bedroom. Although we managed to get the paint off the carpet- we couldn't get the stain out. We had a choice- live with it or get a new carpet. Couldn't afford a new carpet so we just got some Clothes dye and Stained the carpet to a dark colour.

    2 years later and we sold the house- with a badly dyed bedroom carpet. New owners had enough money to buy a new carpet. They didn't like the idea of deep purple carpet.

    And Random postings--Most are not as random as the replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoke View Post
    What are these “random threads and posts” you speak of? Everything I read here seems to be logical and appropriate. Wait a minute, what forum am I on? Ooops,
    I'm all for random posts....like talking UT football in an ophthalmology thread!
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    I don't care WHAT they say, and how many times, I'm not riding my bike in the snow and below 40F.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 12-04-08 at 02:54 PM.

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    I read a lot of Vonnegut when I was in college, and I found the perfect anecdote to be reading Richard Brautigan. But maybe that's just me . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    There's no mess that's so big that it can't be cleaned up.
    Ha, Ha, Ha......just kidding........that paint is on carpet, isn't it?
    I feel your pain.
    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    "OOPS"

    There may be a cure- First house we Bought had carpet like that all round the bedroom. Although we managed to get the paint off the carpet- we couldn't get the stain out. We had a choice- live with it or get a new carpet. Couldn't afford a new carpet so we just got some Clothes dye and Stained the carpet to a dark colour.

    2 years later and we sold the house- with a badly dyed bedroom carpet. New owners had enough money to buy a new carpet. They didn't like the idea of deep purple carpet.

    And Random postings--Most are not as random as the replies.
    At least it was 10 year old carpet but it only needed a good cleaning. My granddaughter suggested painting all the carpet. She said it would be a perfect match to the walls I made a trip to the home improvement store today and picked up carpet samples for the room. Hopefully they can get it installed before the holidays. At least they were having a special on installation this month

    I've been doing my own painting for 40+ years and this is the first time I've ever spilled a tray of paint. I stood there in utter amazement at how fast the paint ran down the wall and under the drop cloth I had spread on the carpet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    I read a lot of Vonnegut when I was in college, and I found the perfect anecdote to be reading Richard Brautigan. But maybe that's just me . . .

    Rick / OCRr
    NOW we're talkin'. And I'll throw in some William S. Burroughs for our reading enjoyment.

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    [QUOTE=Allegheny Jet;7964299]I'd like to see more pictures of monkeys drinking beer. QUOTE]


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    Is this thread about randomness or highjacking...on the other hand, I don't care.
    I enjoy this forum too much to care or complain.

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    and so it goes...
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    The perfect anecdote for Vonnegut is an intriguing yet obscure writer by the name of William Browning Spencer
    How about an antidote for Vonnegut?
    "his writing, like Mad Magazine, must be outgrown"
    And here I thought it was 'cause all the best writers and illustrators are dead or have retired.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    NOW we're talkin'. And I'll throw in some William S. Burroughs for our reading enjoyment.
    And that takes you down the road towards Kerouac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    and so it goes...
    I really wish I'd said that.

    By the way BD, how's treatment going?

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    Random threads "Amuse (me) in a weirdly vague way." But then, I'm easily amused sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    Random threads "Amuse (me) in a weirdly vague way." But then, I'm easily amused sometimes.
    easily amused ... that's why most of us read and participate in this Forum.
    It only gets TOO SERIOUS ocasionally.

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