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View Poll Results: How do random threads and posts affect you?
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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Old 12-04-08, 11:49 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-04-08, 12:11 PM   #2
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Another poll with insufficient choices. Can't anyone get it right........
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Old 12-04-08, 12:21 PM   #3
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Define "Random Thread."

By the way, you left out "Makes my head explode."
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Old 12-04-08, 12:25 PM   #4
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Leave me and my goat out of this.
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Old 12-04-08, 12:28 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-04-08, 12:36 PM   #6
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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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Old 12-04-08, 12:44 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-04-08, 02:14 PM   #8
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Drives me nuts when all the words in a thread title are spelled rite.
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Old 12-04-08, 02:19 PM   #9
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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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Old 12-04-08, 02:23 PM   #10
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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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Old 12-04-08, 02:24 PM   #11
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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.
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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Old 12-04-08, 02:41 PM   #12
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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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Old 12-04-08, 02:46 PM   #13
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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,
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.

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Old 12-04-08, 02:52 PM   #15
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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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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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"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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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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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]


I've always preferred dogs playing poker as the pinnacle of western civilzation, but you just don't find that sort of thing any more. Sigh.
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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?
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"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.
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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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and so it goes...
I really wish I'd said that.

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

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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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