soulquarian: I'm not saying people shouldn't get riled up in the discussion, that's WHY those discussions are fun to participate in. However, people need to learn to separate what's discussed on these boards from real life. All this talk of awkwardness at meets is just silly. It's implying that people will not give others a chance in real life just because they've butted head online over what usually boils down to semantics. There are occasionally people who will let an online dispute boil over into real life.
This applies to all those threats of physical violence we saw earlier, as well as to people who chicken out of coming to meets just because they're "afraid" of meeting someone they've butted heads with on the boards. It's silly, it's childish, and I stand behind my assertion that people need to realize it's just a discussion board and it has no bearing on anything outside of the online world - and they need to get over it.
Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...
Actually, yes it does. I find that once I have yelled "relax!" at the top of my lungs (well actually starting at the top of my lungs and working down my body towards by knee caps but that is another story) that I collapse into a blob like creature on the floor. At this point I am so relaxed that I can not do anything but remain their until someone comes in and yells "Get off the floor you lazy lout!" at me.
I actually things have been pretty good around. Sarcasm seems to a pervasive element in the lounge these days which is fun, if you like that sort of thing. Otherwise I must be oblivious to the horrors of which you all speak. Here I hope this helps people
Now whose up for wacky antics? Anybody for some ice blocking, some great hill in Irvine I wanna try!
Man, thanks Schucks, now I have the Oompa Loompa song in my head! Oompa looma, doompady doo..I have another secret for you....
Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"
I just don't think we can say "It's a message board! Get over it!", Because there's a lot more to it...
I hate you Nephthys...
Oh you do not!
As for what Moorigoon said about meets- you should ask her about MY meet. I had butted heads, hell, gone to WAR with some of the people that showed up at the meet last November. There was not a word was said about it, not ONE. So any conflicts here should not be reason to avoid the meets.
Holy crap, you do that too! I used to do that all the time at this driving range in Pleasanton, California. The driving range at Castlewood golf course is like 400 yards at a 45 degree angle.
Hell ya Mo-fo! In college in the film school if I had a fight with somone, we bought them a bag of ice for the bruise and then got blocks of ice and ran to a local park...this is like a So-Cal equivilant to cow-tipping I guess.