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Old 19th February 2010, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Off Topic Thread

We've all done it.

In the heat of friendly debate some chance remark has resulted in a post that prompts you to go off topic and occasionally this leads to post things that you shouldn't.

I thought it might be nice to have a well known area that we could go to to continue these discussions (obvioulsy not the offensive types).

This happened to me recently in the

What do you love to describe in writing?

A post by Teresa tempted me to respond however, the thread was veering heavily away from the original intent and to respond would have made it worse so here goes.

No doubt the powers that be will squash my futile attempts at a possible solution to this fairly common problem.


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As you may have guessed, MeriPie, what TEIN likes to describe is the torments he endures, the rigors of his personal situation, and the pathetic quality of his entire existence.

We can only be grateful that in the midst of his unthinkable physical suffering (not to mention the mental anguish to which he is continually subjected, the details of which would no doubt harrow* our very souls) he finds time to log on here.

Although ... perhaps the time he spends with us is yet another of the travails inflicted on him by those capricious and unfathomable entities who delight in making such cruel sport of him.


*And if our souls should be harrowed, what then? Might the seeds of sorrow then be sown, and a crop of melancholy eventually reaped? We will never know, because there are some things TEIN bravely withholds rather than involve us in his own tribulations.
Indeed you sum up my position exactly.

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You're forgetting that some of us have seen you eat lunch and dinner, TEiN...the word "awesome" comes to mind.

I'd love to describe it in prose, but unfortunately, I lack JRRT's descriptive ability...
I was young to the site in those days Pyan. In fact I haven't seen the true light of day or breathed the good fresh air since those heady days of the Carlyle meetup. I pray for an early release which I suspect will not be long for us all soon.

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TEIN

You could always roast the scabs from the sores on your body as it's always nice to have a little crackling with a good bit of spider.
Gary your concern for my plight is touching. That I could be so lucky to experience such a treat. Sadly, it would require a heat source and although I've asked for candles I fear they will never appear. Occasionally I do find a crisp dried spider that has fallen foul of the cooling fans and this does indeed at least lend a change in texture to my meagre repasts.
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Old 19th February 2010, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The Off Topic Thread

Er... what happens if we go off topic here, TEiN? Though thinking about it, is it possible to go off-topic here, if there isn't a topic to begin with...
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Old 19th February 2010, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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But if there's no topic and we go off it, then surely we're back on topic?
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to go off-topic, but this is really a Lounge proper thread, which is where it now resides...
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Silly Pyan.

Topics are for kids!
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Errr... Pyan: I rest my case....
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Makes a determined attempt to find the bottomic, but can only manage a few medianics; assuming of course, that an "ic" represents an integrated circuit, as in my neck of the woods, not something ickey or some other Americanistic contraction (integrated control? innocent corpse? Who can tell which branch of knowledge might have decided to adopt these initials?).
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: The Off Topic Thread

This entire discussion is off topic. Really (except for the first post).
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Old 19th February 2010, 11:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Glad to see we are all settling in
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Old 19th February 2010, 11:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Off topic?

I'd suggest that this might become a marathon thread but I'm afraid that that would simply produce snickers at the back of the room.







* Sends message to Topic Al to join in. *
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Old 20th February 2010, 02:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Settling in, TeiN?

More like oozing in at this point....body form still unstable.
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Old 20th February 2010, 05:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Settling in, TeiN?

More like oozing in at this point....body form still unstable.
Just mix in a little gelatin and... hmmm. That's a little too on-topic, isn't it....
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Gelatin? Now come on, JD....


I'm not a dessert.



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Old 20th February 2010, 07:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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"Membership has its privileges" and the concept of "trespassing" are surely terms within our good magistrate's lexicon, TEiN me buddy. Pass the grog, by the way....I'm parched!

Besides, I have already pointed out one avenue her honor has for making her presence felt without doorbreaking; there are certainly others....
Well er... Yes, she could get up off her bench and put the posts in I suppose.

Erm... no disrespect intended there J. You understand. (I suspect you may be still 'observing')
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Old 20th February 2010, 07:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Far be it from me to remind the Judge of her options, but just for that sake of being topical in an untopical place (7-up served with pride)....

- Subpoenae served on people and items
- Orders to Cease and Desist (which of course allow her to declare contempt if the order is not acknowledged and carried out once served
- Injunctions and Stays against this, that and the other

So, naturally, her honor doesn't even REALLY have to get up off her bench at all, much less attempt physical entrance to the 1K.....
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