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Current Annoyances

Posted by The Swollen Goi... on Friday, March 5, 2010

I will be updating this infrequently. I will sometimes repeat myself. Feel free to add your own current annoyances.

Adam54
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

....I'm waiting! Where's the Dalty JokeTM??

The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

Let's hear 'em all, Dalty.

Let me go get some popcorn.

Strider
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

You'd better make sure that popcorn is slathered in butter and not some other golden substance.

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Quasar
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

He's obsessed! Get 'im, Dalty!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

Strider wrote:

You'd better make sure that popcorn is slathered in butter and not some other golden substance.

I think "some other golden substance" does a pretty good job of describing whatever it is they *do* slather on popcorn in lieu of butter.

Adam54
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

It's just after 3:30 in the afternoon. That's like 2 AM next Tuesday in England. Clearly he's fast asleep.

Current Annoyance: Global Politics Teacher and his dictatorial cunt of a TA. The mother of all rants will be coming by this time next week.

Quasar
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

Is this the same teacher as before, or a different one?

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
Jack S. Pharaoh
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago
Adam54
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

Quasar wrote:

Is this the same teacher as before, or a different one?

Same teacher, new problem, with a bitchy bitch of a TA thrown in for good measure.

Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 10 years 37 weeks ago

I think I will need the popcorn for this rant. Give me a minute.....

.... OK, I'm ready.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Mal Shot First
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Posted: 10 years 36 weeks ago

Current Annoyance

There are few things less satisfying than having to take a cold shower because the warm water in your apartment complex is out.

Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 10 years 36 weeks ago

Sucks! Not only is it uncomfortable, but you never feel as clean.

Current annoyance. One week and two days still to go until vacation time.

Other annoyance, Greek strikes and volcano ash cloud still hanging around placing the whole thing in jeopardy.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 10 years 36 weeks ago

Didn't you just, like, get back from a vacation?

I guess Ol' Moneybags Dimple gets a little antsy if he goes a couple weeks without getting away from it all.

I bet Ol' Dimple's on vacation now. I bet he's referring to the upcoming vacation *from* his vacation. It's a hard life, vacationing most of the time. A man's gotta work a couple weeks out of the year just to stay grounded.

Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 10 years 36 weeks ago

I need a vacation from you, but only to make me start loving you again.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
The Swollen Goi...
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The Swollen Goi...
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Current Annoyance

St. Louis-area radio station 103.3 (KLOU). I guess I've gotten older. There was a time in my late teens/early twenties when I was able to listen to radio stations for their noise. I could put on a pop station--even a country station, if I couldn't find a pop station--and, despite having no real interest in any of the songs I was hearing, could make it the soundtrack to my day. (Go back to preteen days, and you'll find a kid who actually liked at least a third of the songs pop radio was working so hard to convince him to like.) When I moved from Frankfurt to Alabama, the only stations I could pick up were two pop stations and three country stations. One of the pop stations and two of the country stations were too fuzzy to listen to, so it was between a pop station and a country station. I wasn't crazy about either, but they were my only choices, so I got used to them. When there was talk or commercials on one of the stations, I changed to the other. When I was in my mid teens, we got an oldies station. It seemed to have a decent mix of songs. I soon heard all of what they had to play, and was soon able to sing along to pretty much every song. They never seemed to add to their personal catalog, so there were never any surprises. It got to be a comfort to listen to the oldies station, and I eventually abandoned the country and pop stations.

At some point in my early-to-mid twenties, I decided only douches gave their days a soundtrack. What, am I living in a movie? I thought to myself. I gotta fill every silence with sound, or somethin'? That lasted a year or two, then I began to feel like a douche for having ever thought that filling the silences with sounds made people douches. I decided it was fine, then, as long as people didn't use it to help them tune out of reality. Then I decided it was fine even if they did. Reality ain't so great. Do whatever you gotta do to make it through it all, I say.

But I'm getting away from what's been annoying me about 103.3. The thing is, I've preferred "oldies" stations most of my life. I'm more likely to like a song on an oldies station than I am to like a song on another station. NPR, easy listening, and gospel stations usually depress or bore me, I dislike most of what I hear on pop, rap, or country stations, and whether or not I will like whatever is playing on a classical station or a hipster station is a crap shoot. That limits me to oldies stations, if I'm listening with the intention of leaving the dial put. 103.3 is one of two that come in clear enough for me to want to listen for prolonged periods. The other one plays a lot more AOR than I'm willing to listen to, so I really only have 103.3.

Regrettably, oldies stations have more or less moved out of the sixties. It's thanks to the Beatles, probably, that the sixties have held on as long as they have. That's the impression I get listening to oldies stations these days, at least. If it's from the sixties and not a Beatles song, it's likely a Rolling Stones song.

Geez. I've gotten away from the point, again. Here's the point: 103.3 plays a lot of Steve Miller Band and Eagles. I really, really dislike both those bands. They aren't all that far removed from some of the bands I don't mind or am apathetic to (Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, Jackson Brown, America, Bob Seger, et cetera), but for some reason, they've always cheesed me off. It seemed like I was hearing one or the other every time I got in the car (where I do most of my radio listening), then I started paying close attention. It turns out they almost were. I kept track for ten straight car trips (each under thirty minutes), and it happened that I heard the Steve Miller Band or the Eagles (sometimes both) on nine of those trips. These sorts of stations only have about 200 songs they like to play, and it seemed to me there was a ridiculously high percentage of these two bands for such a small number of songs.

atrejub got tired enough of listening to me bitch to hit the site and set up some Excel stat sheets. Turns out both the Eagles and the Steve Miller Band were getting up to eight plays a piece per day. Other bands and artists averaging that or close to that: Billy Joel, Elton John, Hall and Oates, Rolling Stones. I'm fine with those guys, I suppose. I like some of each of their songs. I don't become violently angry when they are played the way I do with the Eagles or Steve Miller Band. Luckily, Lynyrd Skynyrd only manages a couple plays a day. They annoy me even more than the Eagles. In Alabama, they rule oldies stations with an iron fist.

I was going to make this a two-parter, but I'll wait a bit to post about my annoyance with the caption threads on the Voltron forums.

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NOTE: I'm having difficulty posting images right now (the new text editor and I are not getting along - it throws a hissy fit when I switch to Plain Text Mode and destroys my text and formatting by inserting its own things), so I've added links in case I can't get the pictures to show up.


Goiter said (above): "I'll wait a bit to post about my annoyance with the caption threads on the Voltron forums."

I'm going to beat Goiter to it. Why? Because I have to listen to him complain about it every single day. Because this complaint is done in Goiter's honor, I've written up an extremely long and detailed explanation for the complaint with plenty of off-topic asides. I would like to preface this annoyance by saying that I have only watched the very first episode of Voltron, and that is it - I have very little knowledge of the show.

Current Annoyance

The Voltron Forum Caption Thread and Goiter's Insistence at Continuing a Sisyphean Task For the past few weeks, Goiter has been entering into a (near-)weekly caption contest over on the Voltron forums. Each week the thread creator (we'll call her L.M. - which I think you can feel free to pronounce as "lame") posts a new screen capture from Voltron and awards prizes (Gold, Silver, and Bronze trophies, as well as Honorable Mentions, Best Effort and Smart Alec Awards) to the ones she liked best from last week. Which brings us to the first problem - this entire spiel is all arbitrarily dependent on L.M.'s "sense of humor" and on her sole vote. You'll see why I chose to add quotation marks in a second (normally quotation marks around words is an annoyance for me – there is a church in downtown St. Louis with a sign saying that trespassers will be "prosecuted" - due to the quotation marks, I'm extra-scared).

Goiter's first entry was for "Caption This! A New Beginning Week 57:"




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"Mint Chocolate Chip Lion scowled as Keith announced another successful dynothermal connection. Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Go, megathrusters. Woo hoo.


Look at 'em. All smug and Voltronned out the wazoo. Oh, hey. Hey, looks like you sliced another Robeast in half. Bully for you guys.


It wasn't that Mint Chocolate Chip Lion was bitter. No, it wasn't that. In fact, some might say he was "sweet." The Robeasts thought so. Sure, the others get to form Voltron, like, twice a day, but how many of 'em can claim to have been licked by a Robeast? All right. So they've all been licked by Robeasts. But usually it's only when the Robeast is using its tongue as a weapon. I, on the other hand, am just plain delicious. That's something to be proud of, right?

Okay, "licked" was a poor word choice. Sounds like I'm talking about losing a fight. We've certainly all done that. As lions, I mean. Of course, *they* . . . Well, I mean, Voltron frickin' never loses. And here I am, getting tossed around on a daily basis. Tossed around and LICKED! Did I mention that?! Robeasts get butterflies when they see Voltron. When they see me, their stomachs just growl. Geez, I wish I didn't have so much ground time to think about all this stuff. Stupid Lance and his stupid heads-or-tails. Stupid Lance and his stupid Han Solo suaveness. *I* could have been the Red Lion. *I* could have been the one what gets to trot out of lava (LAVA!) whenever it's showtime. I woulda been a good one, too. I took those fencing classes way back when. Eh. I don't care. I don't even care!


Voltron pumps his lion-faced fists in a victory gesture as he makes his descent back toward terra firma. A dust cloud of Robeast flowers behind him. Mint Chocolate Chip Lion ceases to scowl. He lifts his head and roars. His operator sighs, then presses the commlink button. "Good work, Guys!"

"You too, Mint Chocolate Chip Lion!" It was Allura's voice. Sweet, delicate Allura. "You did a great job of distracting the Robeast for us by letting it beat the crap out of you!"I hate my life.


Goiter did not get any acknowledgment whatsoever the next week as the prizes were handed out. Gold went to "He slimed me!", Silver to "*This is the end result of a Robeast sneezing on Black Lion*", and Bronze went to "Keith: (in Black Lion)Does anyone have any anti-bactrial wipes?" I pointed out to Goiter that his humor tends to be narrative-based (and I do love it - Goiter is one of the extremely few people who can make me audibly laugh out loud) and it seemed to me that L.M. preferred shorter bits - catchphrases and the like. Therefore, I suggested, that he should maybe attempt writing shorter captions (I can picture Quasar nodding his head right now. You don't have to nod quite so vigorously, you know). Goiter acknowledged this, even posting during the next week's contest the following: "Maybe I'll at least get 'honorable mention' this time around. Maybe the key is not to write a sizable piece of flash fiction and try to pass it off as a caption." The next picture posted, and Goiter's attempts (more than one this time!) were:




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1. The Black Lion parried the Panthrobeast's claws-out Ballestra with a sidestep and a flutter of the deflector wings. Keith's riposte was dramatic and effective: a laser knife slash into the Panthrobeast's neck. They were only seconds into the fight, but it was clear to all involved that the ThunderCats would be leaving the Eighties Cartoon Icon Olympics with a silver medal.

2. When asked what he thinks of the proposed "Panthera Force," Keith opts to do more showing than telling.



You'll notice (Quasar) that the last one is a mere 18 words. I worried, at one point, that Goiter was getting a bit aggressive (upon notification that the week's contest was going to be dragged out for another week, Goiter replied: "You could always just go ahead and give me first and second place.") or even cocky ("I was going to cook up some new captions in light of the increased competition, but I suppose two is already bordering on overkill. Just so you know, though, the new ones I was cooking up were superb. True, the one about the 'space catfish' with the 'super-sharp whiskers' was kind of a dud. The other seven, however, rose to levels of hilarity not achieved since Socrates--ever the grand wit--said, 'I drank *what*?!' before expiring with a wink."), but his efforts seemed to pay off. #2, with its measly 18 words, earned him the Silver Trophy. But was he satisfied? Was his "new mission in life" over? I think you already know the answer to that...





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1. Yurak: You're needed on the bridge, Sir!
Zarkon: Knock on my door! Knock next time!
Yurak: Yes, Sir!
Zarkon: Did you see anything?
Yurak: No, Sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!
Zarkon: Good!

2. ZARKON stares at TINY ROBEAST, obvious confusion playing about his features.

Zarkon: I don't know, Old Witch. This new breed of Robeast seems somewhat . . . diminutive.
Haggar (O.S.): Well, Sire, I thought we might use this one against The Mighty Space Mouse.
Zarkon: Is this "Mighty" Space Mouse really a threat to us?
Haggar (O.S.): Oh, yes, Sire. Quite deadly. Quite, quite deadly.
Zarkon: Can't your cat just take care of it?
Haggar (O.S.): Are you crazy? The Space Mouse comes equipped with a deadly BB gun and deadly low-pressure water hoses!
Zarkon: You keep calling things "deadly" that don't seem all that deadly to me, Witch.
Haggar (O.S.): You're not out in the field. You don't know what it's like out there!
Zarkon (sighing): I'm surrounded by incompetents.

Enter LOTOR.

Lotor (O.S.): Did you say "incompeten-C-E" or "incompeten-T-S," Father?
Zarkon (still sighing): And all my idiot son has to contribute is a request for homophonic specificity!
Lotor (O.S.): Hummowhutzit specifizzy?
ZARKON facepalms, then knocks TINY ROBEAST away with a halfhearted backhand.
Zarkon: Whatever, Haggar. Just do whatever. I don't even care anymore.
Haggar (O.S.): We ought to start small, Sire. That's all I'm saying.
Zarkon: This is a new low. Literally.



Goiter wasn't very proud of the first one (despite its funniness) due to it being an "obvious nod to pop-culture" (though I would point out that the line "I'm surrounded by incompetents" still echos Spaceballs a little bit), and thus crossed his fingers and held his thumbs, hoping that the second caption, despite its being a return to length, would do well. I hoped and hoped right along with him. There were, after all, only four other entries. Statistically, things were on Goiter's side. But, as I mentioned above, the results all depend on L.M....

L.M. is a huge Mel Brooks fan. Goiter's first submission got the Bronze, while Gold went to a combination Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs reference (which was just as long as Goiter's 2nd submission):



Zarkon: It seems that I will need a new kind of army to defeat Voltron. Stride!
Stride: Yes sire?
Zarkon: Take this down.
Stride: *searches for a pen and paper*
Zarkon: I want rusters, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, puggs, thugs, nit-wits, half-wits, dim-wits, vipers, snipers, conmen, indian agents, mexican bandits, muggers, buggers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse theives, bulldykes, train robbers, bank robbers, @ss kickers, sh*t kickers, and methodists!
Stride: Uh sir, could you repeat all that?
Zarkon:
and...
Zarkon: Never have that damn thing down in front of me! How do I know you're not making faces at me under that thing?



Goiter was all the more determined now to obtain Gold. He posted the following exceedingly humorous caption, which I must say is my favorite out of all of his caption attempts:





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Merla: I liked your profile. I guess that's why I thought we should meet up. I was hoping maybe you liked mine. I suppose you must have found something there, since you agreed to...
Lotor: Is good profile.
Merla: What, you mean mine? Or yours?
Lotor: Profile is good profile.
Merla: I know. You said that. What I meant was, are you saying *my* profile... ? Never mind. Well, anyway, when I was looking at your interests, I felt maybe there was a real connection. And I've pretty much read every book you...
Lotor: No. Profile is good. I mean your face from side of view.
Merla: Oh, I get what you're saying. You meant my profi--
Lotor: Is practically joke.
Merla: Yes. And it was a funny one, too, it's just that *I* was talking about...
Lotor: You find joke funny, no?
Merla: Well, yes, it's just *I* said...
Lotor: No? Merla: Yes!
Lotor: But you do not laugh at funny joke!

(BIRD leaves MERLA's shoulder for LOTOR's, shifts weight back and forth on legs, then settles. MERLA, visibly searching for the right words to say, doesn't register BIRD's relocation.)

Merla: Well, you see, there's 'laugh-out-loud' funny, and then then there's 'quiet smile' funny, and I guess I'd say your... yours was more along the lines of...
Lotor: We make good couple.
Merla: I guess that's a possibility. We could. Like I was saying about our common interests...
Lotor: No. Me and bird. We make good couple.
Merla: Ah. Another joke. You... I gotta say, you are more of the humorous type than I was expec--
Lotor: Joke?
Merla: You know, because you wanted me to think you were talking about you and me, when, really, you were...
Lotor: Is no joke. Bird is make good friend with me.

(Silence. MERLA clears throat. BIRD hops off LOTOR's shoulder and back onto MERLA's, fluffs feathers and settles for good.)

Lotor: Is make better friends with you, I think. He exchange my shoulder for your shoulder.
Merla: I... Well, yeah. He's actually mine. I mean, he's been in the family since I was...
Lotor: Ha ha ha! For my joke you fall different time! I know is your bird!
Merla: I... I see.
Lotor: You have bored bird, now. Bird is fall to sleep.
Merla: Well, you, you jerk... here's a bird you just woke up!

(MERLA gives LOTOR the finger and moves to leave.)

Lotor: I know this joke! You are funny female!

(MERLA halts.)

Merla: I... You really think so?

(MERLA smiles slightly, blushes.)

Lotor: No! Ha ha ha! Is fall for joke even different time!



Goiter, however, was convinced by now that L.M. simply did not know funny. Even though it pained him to do so - even though a win with such a caption would leave him as unsatisfied as a high score on Ms. Pac-Man earned by being in a state of anger - he also posted a second, shorter caption as a safety:




Lotor: Either you've shrunk, or the Toei animators are passing this off as a perspective shot.

Merla: This was done exclusively for WEP. Toei washes its hands.



There were many more submissions for this particular caption (it was also extended for a second week, as L.M. had too much work to hunt down a new picture and choose winners for her contest). What sorts of things was Goiter up against? One entry which annoyed me was the following:




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Merla: Say one word about my new nose job, Lotor . . . Just one word . . .
Lotor: (after Merla passes) FAILED!



First of all, she cheated by editing the picture. It's a caption contest and (thank goodness for her) not a picture manipulation contest. Secondly, she failed at FAIL. She ended up getting the "Smart Alec Award". Gold went to the following, which I find completely unfunny:



Lotor: R...
Merla: ...obeast.
Together: Robeast.



Goiter got nothing. At all. Despite having the funniest thing on there by far. We were disappoint. And now it's a new week. A new caption contest. A slightly-bitter and disillusioned Goiter has posted the following:


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1."Nice moves, Stride, but check this out: I'm poppin'! I'm lockin'! Oh, and what's this?! I do believe it's a diagonal foot spin! Awwwww, yay-yahhh! You got served, Tiger!"


2. [reference mode="obligatory Mel Brooks nod"]The moon is high, and you're so glamorous;
And if I seem over-amorous,
Lady, what can I do?

The night is young,
And I'm in love . . .
wiiiiith yoooooooooouuuuuuuuuu!
[/reference]


3. "These Cave Rock Chairs recline a lot better than one might think."

4. Stride takes his opponent's measure, and strikes with un-impugnable honor, dignity, and valor. Keith, himself a warrior of un-impugnable honor, dignity, and valor, absorbs the blow and manages to fall on his posterior according to the Galactically Accepted Code of Chivalrous Conduct (GACCC). Stride recognizes his opponent's strict adherence to the GACCC, and is moved.

5. "Stride! Quick! Hand me your Zippo! I feel a Blue Flamer bakin' in the ol' bowels!"
"I . . . must apologize. I don't keep a Zippo. I do, however, have some matches."
"Excellent. That was a test, Stride. No man of breeding would have a Zippo on his person. Consider me convinced of your urbanity."
"You'll pardon me if I remain unconvinced of yours."
"Of course."


Phew. I think I covered most of the bases: Mel Brooks joke, joke designed to make sure my familiarity with the particular episode ("Enter Merla, Queen of Darkness") is evident, break dancing joke, scatological joke. I'd keep going, but I said I'd stop at five.

Amazingly enough, I was able to keep myself from forming a multi-paragraph narrative or longish dialog scene.


This was followed by an additional post: "Man, my sword's stuck in this rock pretty good. How about yours? Yeah, yours looks pretty stuck, too. It's stuck, but bendy. Is yours bendy? I bet it is. Mine is. Look, I can even swing from it. Pretty cool, huh? Why don't you give it a try? Naw, Man. You're doing it all wrong. You can't just hang there like that. You gotta back up a bit, get a good running go, and lift up the ol' legs. Like this, see? Weeeeeeeeeeee! No, you're still... You didn't hear a word I said, did you?"

I ask him why he still tries. It's obvious they don't know funny. There are already many other entries posted for this particular image (including another picture-edit - which I still say is cheating - this one attempts to look like a Demotivator® poster and says underneath "Your doing it wrong!" You will notice that this person did "You're doing it wrong!" wrong.) It seems to me that continuing to try to win this contest is akin to smacking one's head against a wall repeatedly. But, as long as Goiter tries, I will continue to read his submissions, laugh at them, and then sadly wait for Sunday to roll around with its inevitable disappointments.

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 When I went to edit the post above to make it so that the images would show up (they weren't), it automatically opened the post up in the new text editor, and when I hit "Switch to Plain Text", it added a bunch of extra code to some areas (and had added stuff to the image tags which messed them up further).

I'm personally not a fan of rich text editors.  I like having control over my code and formatting.  I annoyed a coworker years back because I refused to work on html/php/etc code in anything but notepad.  Patrick - Could we have it as an option that we select in our profile, maybe, to default to one type of editor or the other?

The Swollen Goi...
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 Cool story, bro.

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I am flattered that my annoyance would annoy you enough to cause you to post about it.

I'll win the gold eventually. You just wait. I don't think I'll make any more appeals to Mel Brooks references. And I can promise you this: I won't post something intentionally unfunny (but that I suspect L.M. will like) for the sake of tricking a win out of it.

If I win because of an unfunny caption, it will be because I have exhausted all my funny. Otherwise, maybe my hilarity will be instructive, and will rub off on the boards to such a degree that our entirely disparate understandings of funny will approach ever nearer one another.

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 If that means that they siphon me free of funny, then so be it.

Is it possible that their sense of funny would rub off on me?  That's a possibility I hadn't considered.  I suppose I could live with that.  And maybe I'm not so all-fired funny as I'd like to believe I am.  Maybe I need this lesson!  Maybe they're the funny ones, and I'm just too blind to see it!

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If they are the funny ones, then I am also blind.  I would hate for your funny to be siphoned away.  I've come to rely on it.

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The Swollen Goi... wrote:

Is it possible that their sense of funny would rub off on me?

It depends on which one of you is the harder surface.

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TL;DR

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
Quasar
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It is the goal of this thread to catch Random.

Random II went and threw itself off a cliff. I say good riddance!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline