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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4140 on: December 30, 2007, 12:53:06 AM »
I do find it interesting that the drive for 200k before 2008 has stalled.

But in the end I think it's best for OC.net if the posts leading up to the great milestone be substantive, and not a frenzy of one-word (or two-word) posts or some sort of photo-crazy spree.

Well, it could be the holidays and people being away. (Then again, the latest Alphabet line of cleaning items is difficult.  I'm trying to think of one that starts with a U.)

But there have been some really dedicated posters. :)

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« Reply #4141 on: December 30, 2007, 06:06:35 PM »
So Cleveland won their game.

And Pittsburgh is being pummeled.

And it pretty much won't make a difference for who gets into the playoffs.


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« Reply #4142 on: December 30, 2007, 06:07:13 PM »
Of course, it will be bad for Pittsburgh to start the playoffs with the momentum in the negative direction.
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« Reply #4143 on: December 30, 2007, 06:10:55 PM »
Fact:

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. 
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« Reply #4144 on: December 30, 2007, 06:11:24 PM »
Fact:

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases. 
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« Reply #4145 on: December 30, 2007, 06:12:35 PM »
In Tennessee:

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
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« Reply #4146 on: December 30, 2007, 06:14:43 PM »
In Tennessee:

Driving is not to be done while asleep.


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« Reply #4147 on: December 31, 2007, 03:37:45 PM »
^ It would be wonderful if people in other locations besides Tennessee would observe that law.  Are you listening, Springfield, MO?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4148 on: December 31, 2007, 04:31:11 PM »
What should we do in the build-up to 2008?
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« Reply #4149 on: December 31, 2007, 05:01:18 PM »
What should we do in the build-up to 2008?

Go to sleep now and wake up when all the fuss is over?   :P
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« Reply #4150 on: December 31, 2007, 05:28:20 PM »
Go to sleep now and wake up when all the fuss is over?   :P

That's no fun.  Whatever happened to joy, excitement, etc?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4151 on: December 31, 2007, 05:34:19 PM »
Well,  Gary Larson Cartoon caption kind of sums it up:

"The bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the chicken of depression"



Which reminds me, we are having Chicken of Depression for Dinner tomorrow, barbecued, and Burgers of Dispair mixed with the bacon of hoplessness.  It will be sadly delicious.
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« Reply #4152 on: December 31, 2007, 05:53:17 PM »
LOL!  I'll bring the black-eyed peas of bereavement.
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« Reply #4153 on: December 31, 2007, 05:55:45 PM »
Well,  Gary Larson Cartoon caption kind of sums it up:

"The bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the chicken of depression"



Which reminds me, we are having Chicken of Depression for Dinner tomorrow, barbecued, and Burgers of Dispair mixed with the bacon of hoplessness.  It will be sadly delicious.

Well, I personally plan on having Beef of joyfulness, carrots of celebration, and beer of beer.
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« Reply #4154 on: December 31, 2007, 11:07:00 PM »
Mmmmmm...beeeer....
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« Reply #4155 on: December 31, 2007, 11:39:04 PM »
Mmmmmm.  Good stuff.
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« Reply #4156 on: December 31, 2007, 11:54:06 PM »
Not trying to be a pain here, but it occurred to me that *this* might be a good place for the Julian Calender off-set.  That would give us 2 weeks to make it to 200,000 posts by Jan. 1.

 ;D ;)

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« Reply #4157 on: January 01, 2008, 12:03:33 AM »
Right.  But that would be 3,270 posts in 13 days, which would amount to 251 posts per day.  One would figure that at the pace the forum's been at the last month and a half it would be "in the bag," however we've had a bit of a slowdown in the last week and a half or so.
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« Reply #4158 on: January 01, 2008, 01:50:55 PM »
So Cleveland won their game.

And Pittsburgh is being pummeled.

And it pretty much won't make a difference for who gets into the playoffs. 

I feel bad for 'ya.  I think Pittsburgh is at a disadvantage against Jacksonville.  Don't think they'll make it.  Even if they do, they are certainly not as good as either Indy or New England.

So I'm left rooting for the team I cheered for when the Browns were "no more" - Go Pack!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4159 on: January 01, 2008, 01:52:47 PM »
Not trying to be a pain here, but it occurred to me that *this* might be a good place for the Julian Calender off-set.  That would give us 2 weeks to make it to 200,000 posts by Jan. 1.

 ;D ;) 

Going along with your thought - maybe a New Year's resolution for the board can be "have a few 1,000 post days,*" which can certainly help the cause of getting to 200k by Old Calendar New Year.

* By 1,000 posts, I mean substantial posts (even if they're silly) - not one- or two-worders, or photo-only posts, etc.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #4160 on: January 03, 2008, 08:31:05 AM »
2,900 posts until the big milestone...
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« Reply #4161 on: January 03, 2008, 07:28:29 PM »
which is what...
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« Reply #4162 on: January 03, 2008, 07:36:48 PM »
200 000 total posts   8)
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« Reply #4163 on: January 03, 2008, 10:02:42 PM »
Whatever happened to our bottles of beer?  I admit I was tired of that long ago but it seems a shame to leave it unfinished.  But I'm not picking it back up, either.   :laugh:
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« Reply #4164 on: January 03, 2008, 11:27:01 PM »
which is what...

You haven't been paying attention?  C'mon, serbski, get in the game!  What are you doing on your vacation anyway... slacking off? lol
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« Reply #4165 on: January 04, 2008, 12:42:06 AM »
Ya know, every single internet forum I've been on has had one of these threads.

I'm now debating whether it is a curse or a blessing...

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« Reply #4166 on: January 04, 2008, 10:09:03 AM »
It's a little bit of both.  It's fun for a few pages and then gets tedious.  After some time some clever person comes and makes it fun again.  Here's your task!  :P  Welcome to the boards, by the way.
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« Reply #4167 on: January 04, 2008, 12:33:34 PM »
nice summary! 

You haven't been paying attention?  C'mon, serbski, get in the game!  What are you doing on your vacation anyway... slacking off? lol

As hard as it is to believe.  I havn't had internet for over 10 days.  And I refuse to read through 10 pages of posts when I can just ask a simple question.  so  :P :P
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« Reply #4168 on: January 04, 2008, 01:17:45 PM »
It's a little bit of both.  It's fun for a few pages and then gets tedious.  After some time some clever person comes and makes it fun again.  Here's your task!  :P  Welcome to the boards, by the way.

Well, those of us "in the thick of things" were enjoying ourselves.  But you're right, it can get a bit tedious from time to time.  At 4,168 (now 4,169) posts, the thread's been around a long time.
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« Reply #4169 on: January 05, 2008, 02:10:57 AM »
Now this slice of cake beside my age, is it mailed to me or...?   :P :laugh:
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« Reply #4170 on: January 05, 2008, 08:54:39 AM »
¡Feliz cumpleaños!
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« Reply #4171 on: January 05, 2008, 11:59:07 AM »
Muchas gracias!
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« Reply #4172 on: January 05, 2008, 12:52:48 PM »
dude..have you ever tried to mail baked goods...not highly recomended.  I had all my cookies fall apart before they even got there, much less from the postal area to my room. 
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« Reply #4173 on: January 05, 2008, 02:47:23 PM »
the thread's been around a long time.

Should I feel guilty or indulge in villinous laughter?
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« Reply #4174 on: January 05, 2008, 02:58:10 PM »
^^ No need to switch...your 'usual' laugh will be sufficient!  ;)
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« Reply #4175 on: January 05, 2008, 03:06:14 PM »
So the Admins and Mods don't think that I some sort of pestilential annoyance for this?   ;D

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« Reply #4176 on: January 05, 2008, 03:20:27 PM »
dude..have you ever tried to mail baked goods...not highly recomended.  I had all my cookies fall apart before they even got there, much less from the postal area to my room. 

I've sent a Panettone through the mail and it held up alright.  Though, when they are made too heavy those things could withstand an atomic explosion.   :laugh:
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« Reply #4177 on: January 05, 2008, 03:24:21 PM »
So the Admins and Mods don't think that I some sort of pestilential annoyance for this?   ;D

No, we don't confer the title of 'pestilential annoyance' solely for your work on this thread... ;)

Truly, just kidding. You're not an annoyance, Ebor!
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« Reply #4178 on: January 05, 2008, 04:36:05 PM »
I've sent a Panettone through the mail and it held up alright.  Though, when they are made too heavy those things could withstand an atomic explosion.   :laugh:
Reminds me of the oatmeal cookie bars we military blokes had in our MREs (meals ready to eat; field rations for the military, which one hunter I knew loved to buy at the military surplus stores) back in the 90's.  We often joked about how we could use the cookie bars to reinforce our fighting holes. :laugh:
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« Reply #4179 on: January 05, 2008, 05:30:11 PM »
Friul: Happy birthday!
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« Reply #4180 on: January 05, 2008, 05:37:33 PM »
Friul: Happy birthday!

Thanks cleveland!
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« Reply #4181 on: January 05, 2008, 06:25:11 PM »
Reminds me of the oatmeal cookie bars we military blokes had in our MREs (meals ready to eat; field rations for the military, which one hunter I knew loved to buy at the military surplus stores) back in the 90's.  We often joked about how we could use the cookie bars to reinforce our fighting holes. :laugh:

I have it on good authority that it is inadvisable, when traveling during the Christmas holidays to carry home-made fruitcake on ones carry-on luggage.  Apparently in the x-ray machine it's density has a look like some kind of plastic explosive.  (But then what about the nuts and fruit?  Is Semtex or it's ilk likely to be ummm "lumpy?"

 ;)

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« Reply #4182 on: January 05, 2008, 06:41:19 PM »
^^Yes!Happy Birthday!
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« Reply #4184 on: January 05, 2008, 09:12:11 PM »
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