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Michelle
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posted 18 December 2001 12:35 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I nominate whoever it was (I forget now - NR Kissed? Jared?) who wrote:

yasycophanticcrawleyarslick

to someone or other who had been trolling. I still laugh when I read it.

Oh, and Rasmus, who will be forever remembered by me for his frustrated expostulation: "Christ on a crutch. Get real."

hahahahaha

HAHAHAHA

Edited to say, I finally found the thread where the first quote comes from, and it WAS N.R.Kissed. Man, N.R., I just kill myself laughing every time I think of it.

[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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sherpafish
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posted 18 December 2001 04:25 AM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'll have to put my vote in for Apemantus' recent, and colourfull, addition to the "pessimists are wrong again" thread.
I laughed my a** off when I read that.
Plus it inspired (spawned?) a somewhat strange apology thread in it's wake. Let me find those links...one down...done!

[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: sherpafish ]

[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: sherpafish ]


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Michelle
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posted 18 December 2001 07:57 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
But wait a minute - I thought the idea was they were supposed to be unique sayings or phrases, things that can be added to sig files or just really unique sayings. Like meades when he said something about how activism in the Soo is like a camel in the Soo - you don't know how it got there, but you know it won't last long, or something like that. I forget the exact quote, but 'lance has it already.
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skdadl
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posted 18 December 2001 09:21 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes, I thought at once of several of meades's Soo-isms, as well as NRK's line above about economics as the Latin of the Church of Capitalism. I'm off to work on Michelle-isms ... I'm sure I remember something deathless about periods ...
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'lance
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posted 18 December 2001 01:34 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If you'll forgive the long post, here's what I've collected so far. Rather a long gap in time separates the first five from the last two.

quote:
Harrumph. Last time I try to introduce a little Western Civilization, tempered of course by just a little of that love of liberty we all enjoy admiring in ourselves so much, within reason, you understand, as long as no one frightens the horses, but my word, the ingratitude! (smoothes her white gloves, rustles her bustle, and stalks away)
(skdadl)

quote:
Markbo wants to know what makes a civilization great. Silvio Berlusconi says it's xenophobia, greed, lies, and bourgeois fetish. I say it's bloomers on the public laundry lines of Genoa. Raise those bloomers, ladies, and fly them proudly!
(skdadl)

quote:
Seriously, activism in the soo is like a Camel in Nunavut. Damned if you know how it got there, and fat chance it'll last long.
(meades)

quote:
I didn’t know what you were talking about, so I figured I shouldn’t know what I was talking about either. Level the playing field, kind of thing.
(WingNut)

quote:
Beating dead horses no one ever rode does not lead to productive discussion.
(meades)

quote:
Economics is the Latin for the church of Capitalism.
(N.R.KISSED)

quote:
I am drunk. I expect to wake up embarrassed by several posts. Or impressed by my composure given my inebriety.
(rasmus_raven)

Right. Now, as Michelle said, we're looking for shorty pithy sayings (you might say there's no need to get pithy on babble, but... damn, you guys are a tough room. Gimme a break, it's still early and I'm sick today). Suitable for .sig files, reasonably self-explanatory, and applicable to many occasions. Thus short colourful insults, even of the surpassing quality of "yasycophanticrawleyarslick," are ruled out.

Of course, I'm only (self-described) Registrar pro tem, on the ambiguous nomination of one (1) babbler, albeit one of the quality. ('lance, the authority figure who subverts himself). So I can always be overruled.

When the People have spoken, let none gainsay them!

[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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meades
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posted 18 December 2001 09:43 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Two! Pour moi? wait- that doesn't make sense.... de moi? why, I'm flattered!
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DrConway
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posted 19 December 2001 08:08 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"If we fail to act we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, shameful corridor of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without mercy, strength without sight" - R. Steiner

(Just thought I'd toss this one out.. )


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N.R.KISSED
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posted 19 December 2001 10:14 AM      Profile for N.R.KISSED     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm rather fond of this recent one by nonesuch "I'm not trained in the rigorous discipline, but i can tell a roulette table from a cornfield"
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skdadl
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posted 19 December 2001 10:47 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

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'lance
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posted 19 December 2001 12:15 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Very fine, and promptly added to my collection.

I wonder if the Hall of Fame will have us all trying to write in aphorisms.


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N.R.KISSED
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posted 19 December 2001 12:27 PM      Profile for N.R.KISSED     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Might be a bit late to worry about that one lance.
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DrConway
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posted 20 December 2001 04:24 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Of all the mean men I've ever known, I have never known one that I would be willing to say of him that his patriotism was less than 2% deep. If some of our so-called best people are threatening to leave and take their fortunes with them, God pity the worst. We can better afford to lose them and their fortunes than risk the contaminating influence of their presence. Let them depart, and as they leave without regret the land of their birth, let them go with the poet's curse ringing in their ears."
-- William Jennings Bryan.

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Michelle
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posted 20 December 2001 08:56 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Okay, do William whats his face and R. Steiner post to babble?

No.

It's only quotes from babblers that can be nominated to the Hall of Fame.


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jeff house
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posted 20 December 2001 10:16 AM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes, they do, Michele, but they use a NIC.
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Michelle
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posted 20 December 2001 10:18 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh. Well, point me to the babble thread where they said those things, and I'll retract my comment.
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DrConway
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posted 20 December 2001 02:48 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Now, Michelle... *tail droops* You didn't need to be MEAN. I simply didn't know where else to put such quotes.
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'lance
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posted 20 December 2001 02:53 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
C'mon Doc, Michelle doesn't have a mean bone in her body!

But we've had plenty of "quotes you dig" threads -- why not start one of those? Let's leave this one for our sister and brother babblers.


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DrConway
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posted 20 December 2001 02:58 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
* pads about, looking for such threads *
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Michelle
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posted 20 December 2001 03:03 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Awwwwww, kitty kitty, I'm sorry.

C'mere and I'll scratch behind your ears - that's a good kitty.


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nonsuch
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posted 20 December 2001 05:00 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Why, oh why didn't i take notes??? There have been so many good ones and my memory's shot all to ratshit.

I've always been partial to Michelle's *snerk* - but i suppose it's copy-protected.

Then there was Dawna Matrix's immortal gay bender mantra, which might not suit every occassion.

Most recently: "Where is my butterfly hatchet?" - N.R. Kissed, 'Alternatives to Capitalism', on the subject of thread hijacking (The context, quoting from the above-mentioned imperfect memory : "Like barging into the bedroom of three elderly spinsters, shouting: "Where's my butterfly hatchet?") I intend to plagiarize this one at every opportunity.


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 20 December 2001 06:32 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some of these quotes make me wanna go on a gay bender.
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'lance
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posted 20 December 2001 06:50 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
O Dawna Matrix, we've missed you so around these parts...
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Pankaj
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posted 22 December 2001 01:07 PM      Profile for Pankaj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
If Mike Harris shit Mr. Fleming would tell us he produced fertilizer.

A beaut by Wingnut.


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'lance
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posted 22 December 2001 02:17 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Obviously, Mr. Fleming knows horse-shit.

relogged, callin 'em as he sees 'em, and continuing the excretory theme, over on Jihan solutions.


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'lance
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posted 23 December 2001 05:22 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
The Bible says something about turning the other cheek. I think that means we get to drop our drawers and moon the fuckers.

oldgoat, translating the words of the Gospel into fresh, contemporary language, on Nasty right-wing wreckers return.


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meades
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posted 23 December 2001 08:33 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Ya know I've read most of what these right wingers have been posting, and I've really
tried to see things from their point of view. My problem is I just can't seem to get my
head that far up my ass.

-earthmother

hee hee hee


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Ken Wickman
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posted 23 December 2001 08:46 PM      Profile for Ken Wickman        Edit/Delete Post
How does she know (?!).....
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Michelle
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posted 04 January 2002 11:09 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Here's another meadesism:

quote:
If his word were a cane, you can bet I wouldn't let my grandmother use it.

Hee hee.


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'lance
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posted 04 January 2002 03:55 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And still another:

quote:
Why should we be a pseudo-segregationist society just for fear of change raising questions about more change?

meades, succinct as ever, wrapping up the issue of fear of the future over on gay marriage.

(Dammit, why didn't I spend my teenage years coining aphorisms, instead of playing pinball, listening to Led Zeppelin, and whatever other time-wasting fool things I did? )


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nonsuch
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posted 04 January 2002 10:42 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's not too late!
Read everything you can get hold of by Oscar Wilde. Not only did that boy have a knack for the mot juste, he also had some pretty worthwhile (yes, even now) things to say about people, morality, values, societal relations and personal fulfillment - all of it, very nicely stated.

Oh-oh. Thread-drift. Bring out the dragons.


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DrConway
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posted 05 January 2002 04:46 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
If I go out and protest, I'm not protesting for the rights of King Konrad of Krumpetland.

Yay, Michelle!


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Too old to lie
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posted 05 January 2002 05:12 PM      Profile for Too old to lie        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
nonesuch: Nobody gets rich; the nation loses 300 of its dumbest risk-takers.
See her analysis on risk taking in the "Nature of Wealth" thread.

Actually, it is a toss-up between this and another zinger in the "Good and Evil" thread:

quote:
nonesuch: even Satan can't cheat an honest man.

[ January 05, 2002: Message edited by: Too old to lie ]


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'lance
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posted 05 January 2002 06:22 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Read everything you can get hold of by Oscar Wilde. Not only did that boy have a knack for the mot juste, he also had some pretty worthwhile (yes, even now) things to say about people, morality, values, societal relations and personal fulfillment - all of it, very nicely stated.

Trust me, I have been.

The best compliment I ever received was from a friend who, after I'd make some remark or other, said "You were born a hundred years too late." When I asked what that meant, she said "You should have been Oscar Wilde."

I pledged her my eternal fealty on the spot.


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Slick Willy
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posted 12 January 2002 03:43 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
the Judy Rebick-hosted site for smelly-socked socialistas.

quote:
I'm sorry, but this really rots my socks.

Though out of context and from two entirely different threads, does this show cause and effect? heh heh


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meades
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posted 24 January 2002 11:57 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'Lard tunderin Jesus on capitalists:

quote:
and I say count your fingers after shaking hands with
any man who refers to himself in such a manner

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'lance
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posted 27 January 2002 05:30 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Sometimes I wish these people would just be open about their bigotry- at least then I know who'd like to lynch me.

-- meades, on the attitudes of another babbler from his fair city.


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meades
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posted 27 January 2002 06:02 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh, 'lance! you're embarassing me with all these quotes!
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'lance
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posted 29 January 2002 03:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
People from all walks of life just like to fuck. Blame it on the Bossa Nova.

Slick Willy, taking it back to basics, on the Ban on Gay Marriages Bill thread


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skdadl
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posted 29 January 2002 05:57 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Or do you believe all discussion should cease because mommy's little soldier did a boom boom?

N.R. Kissed strikes a blow for the sisterhood on I am a sexist. I


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clersal
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posted 29 January 2002 06:44 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Herr Von Media Boy with, 'Hydrophobic Rodent'. It still makes me giggle.
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Trinitty
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posted 29 January 2002 07:05 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Man, I'm not witty.
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clockwork
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posted 29 January 2002 07:18 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Don't worry... I've been trying to get a quote in here and I have failed so far.

Try, try again!


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'lance
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posted 29 January 2002 07:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Dear friends, fret not, you'll both make it. I, alas, have accepted that it's my melancholy fate merely to curate greatness, not to achieve it myself .
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meades
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posted 29 January 2002 07:39 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
'lance:

quote:
Remove your head from your ass...and substitute for it your nasty
insinuations.

Said to a fellow Soo resident- who, as guessed, has yet to get his head out from his arse.


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DrConway
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posted 29 January 2002 11:11 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sadly, I do not believe any of my quotes have made it here yet either.

But I enjoy the masterpieces that DO make it here.


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meades
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posted 29 January 2002 11:45 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I can certainly recall several occasions when I laughed like crazy at many of your statements, DrC- I just can't recall where

Anyway, just so you know, it's our fault, not yours Same for 'lance!


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nonsuch
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posted 30 January 2002 01:06 AM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some men (women, felines, rodents) are born to greatness, some achieve it, some have it thrust upon them, some curate it.
Just so you keep your hand in the pot and your toe in the door....

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Debra
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posted 30 January 2002 10:17 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
" hand in the pot " hey how are any of the rest of us supposed to get any?
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'lance
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posted 30 January 2002 02:08 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Just ask nicely, earthmother, just ask nicely...
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Trinitty
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posted 30 January 2002 02:34 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Did I ever tell you how much I miss the Island 'lance?

*And yes DrC, I've laughed out loud at you many a time, I'm just too lazy to go searching for them.

[ January 30, 2002: Message edited by: Trinitty ]

[ January 30, 2002: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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'lance
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posted 30 January 2002 02:59 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Did I ever tell you how much I miss the Island 'lance?

I think so, Trinitty -- and believe me, so do I. Four great years in Victoria .


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Trespasser
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posted 30 January 2002 04:56 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
One of my nominations (more to come):

quote:
I've never been really radical in my appearance -- just hasn't been that important to me. Either that, or I've never had the nerve.

'lance.


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meades
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posted 30 January 2002 06:24 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
He's suggesting I'm part of some
kind of queer Fifth Column, doubtless wearing lavender women's underwear under my
Dockers, jumping 'em and dumping 'em in bathhouses, and the like.

Now, by no means would I find any such implication insulting, wrong though it is. But
coming from Rabid Gerbil, I'll take it as a compliment.


'lance, on the recent infestation of homophobic rodents, rabble seems to be experiencing.


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'lance
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posted 30 January 2002 07:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I really wasn't fishing, you guys... OK, I was. But thanks anyway!
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Michelle
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posted 31 January 2002 12:02 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Too funny, too funny!

A gem by vaudree:

quote:
All death is metaphorically a cancer, though in your case Michelle divorce was more of a surgical procedure to remove the cancer and stop it from spreading. You may still have both breasts but you still lost a boob.

HAHAHAHAHA


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'lance
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posted 31 January 2002 01:43 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
I'm confused now. With this whole concept of "Nixon's honour" he's managed to turn the rational universe on it's head, so I suppose anything could be true. Maybe SDI really would work...

ronb tackles metaphysics over on Post 9/11: Lack of "Moral Outrage" Among Youth?


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DrConway
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posted 02 February 2002 12:43 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:

'lance said:

Seriously. It belies his claim to be pro-choice.

earthmother replied:

Actually no Lance he is pro everyones choice to do exactly as he says.


I died laughing at this one


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Debra
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posted 03 February 2002 08:26 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
I apologize for my length. I ran out of time to be brief.


Banquo in the "offensive ad" thread


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banquo
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posted 03 February 2002 11:06 AM      Profile for banquo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
<blush> I can't take credit for that bon mot unfortunately. It's a paraphrase of someone or other, I just can't remember who.
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posted 03 February 2002 11:33 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
But you knew it had to be French, yes?

Blaise Pascal:

quote:
His Provincial Letters, printed by the
underground press, reached perhaps a million readers. One of them (number 16) contains the oft-quoted remark: "This letter is
longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short."


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banquo
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Thankyou skdadl. I suppose I must have had some intimation of the French source given the phrase I used. Ain't memory a funny thing?
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meades
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* psstt...just because you're being ignored doesn't mean you're right. *

hee hee hee. That was from Earthmum


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Trespasser
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posted 03 February 2002 03:15 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I wanted to post this ever since I read it ages ago:

quote:
Omigod. V von m'boy, I have been unfair to you. Well, I've been semi-unfair to you... I apologize, with reservations.

[ February 03, 2002: Message edited by: Trespasser ]


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posted 06 February 2002 01:25 PM      Profile for NDB     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
IMHO a gem from judym (made me laugh out loud at work - a public service no, no). From the Auntie.com 'Bastard?' thread:
quote:
I look forward also to Ann Landers' treatise on the nation state.

[ February 06, 2002: Message edited by: NDB ]


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posted 06 February 2002 05:39 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, thanks!
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From earthmother:

quote:
Why don't you guys just get together do a rousing rendition of the star spangled banner, and then take a road trip across the border down to washington where you can personally kiss bush's ring and pledge unquestioning allegiance to the religion that is america?


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So don't pout about facts, supplying facts to you is like giving a free pass in a Nevada brothel to Richard Simmons.

Tommy_Paine points out the futility of the "moral decline" argument, on Post 9/11: Lack of "Moral Outrage" Among Youth?


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Can we all just take it as read that you all have a fanatical hatred of any new poster, especially someone you don't agree with or someone your feminist mistresses have told you to hate?
(emphasis added)

David Byron, er, penetrates the veil surrounding babble's deep, dark secret, on Do you have to be a feminist to post here?


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posted 11 February 2002 10:16 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Many thanks for the recognition, 'lance, but scoring a witty bon mot off of Mr. Fleming is like a Souix warrior counting coup on Steven Hawking........
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posted 11 February 2002 10:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Now, now, Tommy_Paine. It's against the spirit of this thing to nominate yourself...
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It's actually fair to suggest that the Taliban were a pro-woman group. Obviously this is inconceivable if you rely on the propaganda model for your data on them.

It's Mr. Byron again, arguing that war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength, over on Afghan Women.


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quote:
Anyone who is not a liberal at age 20 has no heart. Anyone who is not a conservative at age 40 has no brain.

Winston Churchill

[ February 12, 2002: Message edited by: Rabid Gerbil ]


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Debra
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posted 12 February 2002 09:29 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Michelle

quote:
It's only quotes from babblers that can be nominated to the Hall of Fame

there is, however, another quote thread where you could place this saying we have only heard approximently 3000 times.


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judym
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posted 12 February 2002 09:41 AM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
AND it's not even a quote from Winston Churchill.
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I like this, from Meades, on the "Somthing OCAP will like" thread:

quote:
Well, those who lack emotional empathy deserve a swift kick in the arse with some material empathy.

Hee, hee, I have to remember that one.


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'lance
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posted 17 February 2002 04:37 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Where, Doc Conway, did you think I'd move it to? Another time and space? A werewolf's underwear drawer? You'll still find it, DC.

Dawna Matrix is reassuring, over on One line at a time II


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posted 17 February 2002 09:29 PM      Profile for Markbo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think this thread should be retitled "Babble lefty Quote Hall of Fame" as righty's need not apply.
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meades
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posted 17 February 2002 09:56 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
no one said you couldn't post. Also, you and about two other rightist posters are the only ones that say intelligent things from a right-of-centre perspectives here, but I didn't notice anything particularly humourous lately. I briefly recall something you said worthy of a posting, but I'll dig it up later. Right now I'm busy putting off my homework.
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posted 17 February 2002 10:22 PM      Profile for Markbo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Not serious here, Just high on myselfe for a few one liners I thought I had.
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meades
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Is that the Austin Powers logic, you say it three times and I have to succumb?

Markbo in capital punishment/euthenasia.

Here you go


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posted 18 February 2002 09:13 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From Jacob Two-Two, this gem in a rich post on this thread:

quote:
I think you just bumped into yourself one day and spilled your homophobia all over your taxpayer rage.

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'lance
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[Ernie Eves] is the epitome of hypocrisy, and stands to be the next leader of a party that wants to sell us down the river.

Only problem being that they will be the only ones with boats.


earthmother's performance in the short metaphor competition earns perfect 6's both for technical merit and artistic interpretation, in Hall of Shame


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posted 20 February 2002 01:05 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
But to suggest one one party committted to the status quo is any more democratic than another party committed to the status quo is like, well, arguing it is brighter on your side of an unlit room.

WingNut sheds some light on the subject, on Moral dilemma on Jim Flaherty


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'lance
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posted 21 February 2002 06:08 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
To tell you the truth, if I was going to lead you to the Promised Land, you’d probably end up in Newmarket.

clockwork gives fair warning, on T4 Season-Taxpayer Rage


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posted 21 February 2002 08:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Slick Willy sings the hits on the Republic of Canada thread:

quote:
I say tomato, you say tomato, I say potato, you say potato, tomato tomato, potato potato, Yep it just looks stupid when you put it into print like that.

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meades
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quote:
1) I like sandwiches.

2) Except I prefer to call them sammiches.

3)Especially when I make them in my electric sammich maker that my brother gave me
for Xmas five years ago and which I thought was stupid at the time but have used
regularly ever since.

4)The best kind of sammiches to make in the electric sammich maker are cheese
sammiches because the cheese melts and we all know how tasty melted cheese is.

5) There are a lot of idiots on this board who probably think that melted cheesey
sammiches aren't tasty at all, but I bet if I outlined a bombastic, confrontational
argument pro melted cheesey sammiches, tossing in a lot of gratuitous personal attacks
and basically alienating everyone here, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY if I NUMBERED each
one of my sneeringly condescending points. . .then, oh then all you boneheaded
anti-melted cheesey sammich sonovabitches would come to your senses!!!

6) I'm hungry.


Relyc in Audra, a question.... I love you!

[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: meades ]


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'lance
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posted 22 February 2002 10:11 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
For the record, while I don't know much about the rest of the article, the quote you put forward is an absolute statement of fact; the communist revolution in Russia, which led to a totalitarian state responsible for the deaths of millions, was largely headed by Jews. Surely, you are aware of this, aren't you? Have you no grasp of history at all? Or is it that if any fact would be deemed too unpleasant, you deny it's a fact?

Well. A2K says it all, on Did Cuban Troops Use Gander?


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'lance
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posted 27 February 2002 03:56 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
We need folk like Frum because we need to tax them, but if folk like Frum had their way they wouldn't be taxed. My head is spinning.

Victor Von MediaBoy sums up the neo-con dilemma, on David Frum Resigns


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posted 28 February 2002 07:30 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Why don't you change yer profile to houseperson? Then I can ask you if yer housebroke.

-- clersal, on Partners are for tennis to Rabid Gerbil


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 28 February 2002 08:16 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This exchange had me laughing out loud:
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And btw, the rant that RG posted on that other site was a mass email that went around ages ago.
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Liar, that rant came from my fertile little head.
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So you admit you are full of shit.
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---Wingnut supplied the coup de gracé.


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posted 03 March 2002 12:14 AM      Profile for Laedifox     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
DrConway gets his two cents in, over on Partners are for tennis:

quote:
Gee, look who's talking. Pot, meet kettle.

[ March 03, 2002: Message edited by: Laedifox ]

[ March 03, 2002: Message edited by: Laedifox ]


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dee
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posted 05 March 2002 03:29 PM      Profile for dee     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
andrean beautifully answers the question Where do you fit in?

quote:
Between who I was and who I'd like to be.

Hope you don't mind if I steal that one sometime.


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'lance
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posted 05 March 2002 04:37 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
So what you have in this commercial is one geek, turning down another geek, who is arguably not as hip as first geek.
Uh oh, it appears as if now the geeks are being choosey about who they pair off with. The whole social framework is breaking down.

Captaffy proclaims that The End is Nigh, on Nokia ad


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posted 06 March 2002 03:15 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From the same thread (Nokia) as the above quote, by AnotherBadSalmon:

quote:
The volume of [tv commercials] alone is usually enough to stun an ox.

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DrConway
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posted 07 March 2002 12:50 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Ya know things like smurfs are blue, ink is blue therefore all smurfs are ink abusers.

Earthmother, explaining logical fallacies in a 5 second phrase over on the Little Sisters thread.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 08 March 2002 08:09 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You're not the only one dee, who saw Andrean's line there.

I guess we are always between who we are and who we want to be, but there's times in out lives when it seems truer, more obvious-- more poigniant than maybe at other times.

Andrean's line had me thinking so much along other lines, I never thought of posting it here, where it richly deserves to be.


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Trespasser
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posted 12 March 2002 06:32 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
rackinfrackinheterosexistdefintionsofsexleavinoutallthegoodstuff...

Andrean being damn right on Vagina Dialogues thread.


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DrConway
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posted 12 March 2002 09:42 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
So, tell me? what are the payroll taxes like in the Netherlands? Does they discuss payroll taxes in, uh, those "coffee" shops?

clockwork, on the subject of payroll taxes in Amsterdam

See this thread.


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Francomaphone...
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posted 12 March 2002 11:46 PM      Profile for Francomaphone...     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Kay, well, I haven't really been here long so this isn't from rabble:

quote:
VROOOOOOM DE DUM DUM DUM DUM DEE DEE DEE DEE DOOOOO VROOOOOM DEDEDEDEEEEE DUM DUM DUM DUM!

....etc.

Vroom de dum dum dum


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clockwork
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posted 13 March 2002 12:00 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Uh... sure...

Notice it's the Babble Quote Hall of Fame.

Not some Internet Site Hall of Lame... although I'm sure some people don't see much of a difference.

[ March 13, 2002: Message edited by: clockwork ]


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posted 13 March 2002 12:16 AM      Profile for Francomaphone...     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Exactly.

What, you don't like the site? IT'S ___BOMB___ GUY!!!


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DrConway
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posted 13 March 2002 12:58 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What part of the word "babble" in "babble quote hall of fame" do you not understand?
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Francomaphone...
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posted 13 March 2002 03:59 AM      Profile for Francomaphone...     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, I POSTED it on Babble. So that's how this would be connected to Babble.

VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM DEE DEE DOO DOO....


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DrConway
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posted 13 March 2002 02:08 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Jesus, you're a moron.
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posted 13 March 2002 02:25 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ah, doctor, no personal attacks, okay? But yes, this thread is for quotes from posts on babble, not from other sites.
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posted 13 March 2002 05:30 PM      Profile for Francomaphone...     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
..yes...yes I am Jesus, as a matter of fact...
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'lance
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posted 13 March 2002 07:16 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
You also wondered why the rest even bother to talk to me. Because deep down they, like you, know I'm right. If they didn't know this to be true, they wouldn't expend so much energy trying to defend their indefensible views, which most often are reflective of that they claim to abhor.

Archimedes2000 simultaneously updates Barry Goldwater, and goes Lucy van Pelt one better, on rabble policy and posts


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posted 13 March 2002 07:26 PM      Profile for Archimedes2000        Edit/Delete Post
Thanks for your interest, 'lance.

Ain't it funny that both of the quotes of mine you've posted here have proven to be perfectly accurate? I mean the first one about the role of Jews in creating the Bolshevik revolution, which is of course fact, and now this one, which, while not yet a matter of historic record, will certainly prove itself to be. With your help.


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Dear boy, it really is best to quit while you're ahead, there's a good chap.

And hereabouts, it's considered bad form to nominate oneself for the Hall of Fame.

[ March 13, 2002: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Archimedes2000
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posted 13 March 2002 07:32 PM      Profile for Archimedes2000        Edit/Delete Post
That's funny, that's just what I was thinking about you. You didn't get embarrassed enough by dragging everyone's attention to your ignorance of history earlier?
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posted 13 March 2002 08:04 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Take it to email. The Babble Banter forum is supposed to be a light-hearted forum for kidding around and having fun. Why? Because if I wanted to have to moderate insults, I would have volunteered to moderate feminism or politics.

This area is for quotes made by babblers on babble. For those of you who jumped all over Francomaphone, cut him some slack. He's new and didn't get it. Now he does. Other, long-term babblers have mistakenly put quotes on this thread that don't belong. There's no need to jump down anyone's throat.

Are we all happy now? Good. Because you're supposed to be having fun, dammit!


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posted 13 March 2002 09:42 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Jesus, you're a moron.

I'm sorry, this had me laughing.


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posted 18 March 2002 01:12 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.... As if the main object were to talk fast and not to talk sensibly. -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
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posted 18 March 2002 01:16 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
See what I mean?
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posted 19 March 2002 01:05 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
I heard Chrome Dome Mansbridge, in a prelude to his interview with the Shawinigan Strangler

Arch Stanton, on this thread..


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DrConway
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posted 19 March 2002 12:24 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
By the way, the sun orbits the Earth.

Arch Stanton, again, displaying a flair for zingers... (It was sarcastically meant in the original thread, so do not take it as an evaluation of IQ )


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DrConway
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posted 20 March 2002 04:22 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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So what if he's pompous? Who isn't pompous in this crazy world?

Mediaboy, on this thread.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 20 March 2002 04:58 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
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Typically, them as actually practice hard work & family values end up getting boned by them as merely preach 'em.

I liked this one from 'Lance.


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clersal
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posted 22 March 2002 10:46 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This made me giggle.
(Assholism affects all genders.)

Peaches in, So why so many boys grow up to be abusive.


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 23 March 2002 08:03 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Zoot Capri in 'Why Go To University':

'"Usefulness" is irrelevent.'

The best of logic, right there for our pleasure. And spelling, too. God, no wonder the left can't get itself together.


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andrean
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Where Does Andy Social Fit In?

quote:
Between Bob Rae and Peter Kormos.

Politically, that is. Get your mind out of the gutter.



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DrConway
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posted 25 March 2002 06:05 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Please divert to another thread and land immediately. Thank you.

Rasmus_raven, on this thread


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DrConway
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posted 25 March 2002 09:25 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Sigh...

< pulling out Nuance Bat™ >

*whack! Whack! whack!*


clockwork

And to his credit he has discovered an alternative clue-delivering device.


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'lance
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posted 26 March 2002 08:22 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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The best, most effective organizer for any union is the employer.

WingNut on labour-management relations, on Unions wimp out on activists


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'lance
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I'll never read "literature" about child porn, just as I'll never read the National Post. They both disturb me greatly.

Sarcasmobri, literary and media critic extraordinaire, on Global's take on the child pornography decision


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'lance
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Damn, they're just coming at me from all directions. How to cope? I've gotta get some work done, here!

quote:
Ezra Levant reminds me of a rightwing cherub on speed.

judym pens a particularly disturbing political image, on Give 'em hell, Ezra!


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Amy
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posted 27 March 2002 05:21 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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I hate violence. I hate people who riot and hurt people as much as I hate Mike Harris.

-peaches, talking about the FTAA protests in QC.

Just kinda funny, considering hate is the leading root of violence in the world.

[ March 27, 2002: Message edited by: wizkid ]


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SamL
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posted 07 April 2002 09:26 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I thought I'd wait for the animosity between the Babblers on this thread to cool down before I post this. I'd also like to say that this is completely out of context; I just think that it is great as a quote.

GGINT summing up the position of another Babbler:

quote:
You are wearing rose coloured glasses but are blind in one eye. It creates and interesting outlook on life.

Over here.


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Michelle
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posted 08 April 2002 12:44 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Arch Stanton on The Daimler-Chrysler Ads thread:

quote:
It sounds like a crystals, incense and Enya theory to me.

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NDB
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posted 08 April 2002 05:21 PM      Profile for NDB     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
WingNut (so witty) on the Mysterious Murder of Ideas thread.

quote:
Look good in red!
Accessorise with hammer and sickle pendants.
Bring it together with a proletariat belt and sandals.
Dress with the attitude you want when you own the means of production.
Karl Marx Fashion and Accessories. Available at a revolution near you!

I can't wait to use this on my ex-commie parents.


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sherpafish
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posted 08 April 2002 07:52 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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If you want to write like Derida, the best thing to do is start your essay due the next morning at 11p.m. and drink plenty of Nestle Quik.

Vaudree's advice to up and coming philosophers on the Derrida and Foucault thread.


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Michelle
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posted 08 April 2002 09:46 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
HAHA, I'll have to remember that. My personal tip is to go to bed at 8:30 p.m., sleep until 2:30 or 3 a.m., and then wake up refreshed and go at it.

Anyhow, I was looking through old threads and found this Slick Willy gem on teen culture:

quote:
Teens want phones because it's sick. I mean if your parents won't let you spend every waking moment together then atleast you should be able to duct tape a cell to your head and listen to each other sleep at night. Also who would want to miss out on that evening conference call where everyone ask "whacha wanna do tonight, I'dunno, whachoo wanna do?"

From the Nokia Ad thread.


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DrConway
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posted 09 April 2002 01:20 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Your fancy "credibility of source" rules get thrown out the window by many babblers.

sherpafish, keepin' it real on this thread.


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Michelle
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posted 09 April 2002 11:56 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Okay, I'm just KILLING myself laughing over this one:

quote:
The kids are at school, and the other single mom's on the street are busy with the world wide conspiracy to ensure I never experience one of those stories one might read in "Penthouse Forum" first hand.

Tommy_Paine in the Describe Your Bedroom thread.

(...speaking of which, ladies, when IS the next meeting, anyhow?)


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Catalyst
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posted 10 April 2002 01:14 AM      Profile for Catalyst   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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You are wearing rose coloured glasses but are blind in one eye. It creates and interesting outlook on life.

Thread drift...

As a person who IS blind in one eye and has been accused numerous times of wearing rose coloured glasses, I must agree that I have a different perception of things than a lot of people. But I never viewed this as a bad thing.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 10 April 2002 01:36 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Slick Willy as Sgt.Rock, on the beer bottle thread:

quote:
Real men have no problem carrying a fridge.
Back packs are for wimps!

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NDB
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posted 10 April 2002 07:54 PM      Profile for NDB     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A meades-ian foray into international politics:

quote:
Fox was disappointed as he didn't get to hang out with Bill Gates at a big galla, and dine on the food that the poor of his country most likely picked.

From here.


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SamL
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posted 10 April 2002 08:37 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Catalyst, I never said that it was.
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Michelle
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posted 10 April 2002 08:51 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Let's continue this in a new thread:

Babble Quote Hall of Fame II


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