THE "CHATBOX"

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I, Gestalta
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by I, Gestalta » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:37 am

hoi.polloi wrote:
brianv wrote:We are currently basking in Indian Summer sunshine here in Ireland, so I've been out and about all day! The Fire Station has flags flying at half mast! Oh well. On a more encouraging note - I bumped into a friend and wished him a "happy 9/11". His reply, "Happy Fucking Warner Brothers", "9/11 my ass". ☺
A fucking great reply.
Indeed. While we may not yet be able to reach the masses in the lofty, idealistic way we all likely wish we could, we have the potential to, at the very least, have a positive impact on the people who are closest and most important to us.

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by birdman2 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Just came across this today on youtube, good for a few laughs! It's a comedic take on the 'war on terror'. Has some excellent moments :lol: Has anyone else seen it? I haven't come across this show before (Time Trumpet), and can't find this video here on CF with the search function, so hopefully it's new for some of you too:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvexwF2HLJs


Edited to fix problem embedding the youtube video.

Edit no. 2 - ah ok, is this where the plane flying through Big Ben clip originally came from? (at 8:24). I hadn't seen the full show until now. Hmm. Maybe that was their attempt at being subversive, to try and get people to see the 9/11 imagery in a new light? Or maybe not. I know it's been discussed here before and I think the consensus was that it was more of a cynical inside joke?

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by Flabbergasted » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19 pm

Not a bad diatribe from ex-marine Ken O´Keefe on the nonsensical wars/psyops taxpayers are supporting around the world. The other side of the debate was edited out, but I suspect it wasn´t very cogent anyway.


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st05PWCypLQ

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Simon on fakeologist

Unread post by truthseeker » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Just a shout out to Simon. I listened to your fakeologist interview Saturday day night. Very good!
Know one breaks 911 down better than you!
Thanks!

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Re: Simon on fakeologist

Unread post by brianv » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:38 pm

truthseeker wrote:Just a shout out to Simon. I listened to your fakeologist interview Saturday day night. Very good!
Know one breaks 911 down better than you!
Thanks!
Have we had a glass or two of Chablis? <_<

truthseeker
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by truthseeker » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:11 am

Just what I would expect of you Brian. Give it a rest. Ok?

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Re: Simon on fakeologist

Unread post by fbenario » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:16 am

truthseeker wrote:Just a shout out to Simon. I listened to your fakeologist interview Saturday day night. Very good!
Know one breaks 911 down better than you!
Thanks for taking such care with your post. I can see why you're trying to turn our attention to Brian.

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by brianv » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:36 am

truthseeker wrote:Just what I would expect of you Brian. Give it a rest. Ok?
NO! I don't take orders from anyone! And I'm quite right to point out your sloppy post! "Saturday day night"? When the fuck was that exactly?

"Know one"? Hahaha, fuck off!

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Re: Simon on fakeologist

Unread post by simonshack » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:01 am

truthseeker wrote:Just a shout out to Simon. I listened to your fakeologist interview Saturday day night. Very good!
Know one breaks 911 down better than you!
Thanks!
Thanks for the shout out. Oh, and I'm quite aware of being a 'know one'. :P

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by lux » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:38 am

brianv wrote:Hahaha, fuck off!
Shouldn't that be ...

Ha ha ha! Fuck off!

...?

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by brianv » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:28 am

lux wrote:
brianv wrote:Hahaha, fuck off!
Shouldn't that be ...

Ha ha ha! Fuck off!

...?
No, it was a deliberate "hahaha" rather than "ha ha ha". As for punctuation well, is it wrong?

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:06 am

I will use a Simonism now to argue; "Come on now," lux.

The difference between "know" and "no" is something every grade schooler would be able to distinguish and use correctly. Ig i startet too tipe like this,,, woodnt; ewe Be concernd?

This is not so pedantic as you (or other users, recently) make it out to be. We all learn from each other and use language creatively, but there are some usages that clearly 'throw off' the average intelligent person from being able to take us seriously in any way. Failing to understand spelling differences between homonyms and homophones is a pretty big one — carat/karat/carrot/caret or any other mistakes I've learned I've made notwithstanding. When corrected in our spelling in some cases, I think we can just accept we didn't do something correctly. Maat taught me the usage of the en space or em space (like —) rather than a hyphen (-) and I've accepted it and moved on.

But failing that argument, please just accept some moderation from the site mods/admins from time to time, without producing sarcastic snits. It is for the sake of keeping things focused.

I agree with you that it is distracting to have too much of this in the middle of a thread, but you make things worse by complaining about it immediately after.

There isn't an easy way for us to go about finding every shill here, who is here to make us look unreadable, "daft" or repulsive. Academics. What can you do?

We will handle our own boorish or boring or aggressive tone that we already know makes people disgusted and leave. It's a trade off. You can't please everyone. Fakeologist, for example, is filled with typos, often in the post titles, and that suits its own audience for whatever reason. But here, please allow us to cast that out and have our own minor standards now and then, if and when we see fit.

We must tell our users to sit on the fence of those standards at their own peril. We don't want to ban people with good research skills, but sometimes we have to if it's just presented in alphabet cereal mush.

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by pov603 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:50 am

On a building site here in the Middle East I saw a sign outside the main entrance which read: 'No Safety, Know Pain. Know Safety, No Pain'.
Here, maybe we should have: 'No Proofing, Know hahaha. Know Proofing, No hahaha'.

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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by Libero » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:41 am

Rules re: brianv

1. No one gets by brianv because it takes one to know one — no one other than he.
2. No one else in the admin dept. seems bothered by this, so if you are bothered, refer back to No. 1.

B)

lux
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread post by lux » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:07 am

brianv wrote:
lux wrote:
brianv wrote:Hahaha, fuck off!
Shouldn't that be ...

Ha ha ha! Fuck off!

...?
No, it was a deliberate "hahaha" rather than "ha ha ha". As for punctuation well, is it wrong?
You miss the point. Putting two sentences together into one sentence divided by a comma is wrong.

For example:

WRONG: Oh no, I stepped in some shit!
RIGHT: Oh, no! I stepped in some shit!

OR ...

WRONG: Look, there goes a grammar Nazi!
RIGHT: Look! There goes a grammar Nazi!

However, in light of hoi's post above, I will refrain from making further grammatical critiques and allow you to continue your good work of improving the forum's reader experience without interruption.

Carry on. :)

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