Open Forum Friday, June 22, 2018

Submitted by: markust 3 months ago in Misc
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Male 5,897
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpA8Rchfj_I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbpA3Jgu03o
second one is the orb and jah wobble - donutsforever
dr. alex rules.
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Male 5,897
jah wobble and the orb are together again
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Male 7,276
Had this happened on CNN Trump would be screaming for the    reporter to be fired immediately and tto have CNN 's License pulled 
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Male 5,379
Another day, another episode of Voltron with an awesome breakfast sandwich!

Stayed up until 1:30am watching The Incredibles...haven't seen it in years...such an amazing movie through and through.

Off to catch a matinee showing of The Incredibles 2!
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kalron By the time they put that car robot together the planet would have been devastated
What was the  logic    of that thing anyway? 
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kalron. I just saw an amazing Incredibles 2 fan film   on What the Incredibles would be like in ten years. It has only one flaw. Bob is wearing a ... cape
https://youtu.be/V5F6WBjxs3I
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thezigrat I just got back from The Incredibles 2, it was a lot of fun.  And for having a theater full of children, they all sat there totally entertained and laughed where appropriate...as did I :)  No Capes!
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kalron I want to know more about this sandwich. And now I want a sandwich. 
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skypirate I take pride in my breakfast sandwiches :)  For the majority of the week I eat a banana, unsalted nuts and a various bar form fiber in the morning, but on Saturdays and\or Sundays I treat myself!

Today I cooked up some sliced petite tri-color potatoes in butter and light black sea salt, forming it into basically a scalloped potato patty.  Prepped an egg with pepper and formed it into a fluffy square topped with Colby-jack cheese and sauteed green beans.  All of that went onto an Everything bagel with spicy mayo spread (Cholula is my preferred hot sauce with avocado mayo)

GET IN MY BELLY!!!
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kalron ever try Wasabi mustard on summer sausage? I found that to be very tasty   in fact  I have been using that more and more over regular mustard 
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kalron the green or the red cholula?  cholula in any form is good, im a el yucateco guy. but i view hot sauces almost as a craft product like beer :)
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rumham Red.  I don't mind the green but red is where that certain flavor is at!
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kalron Make me one. Extra Cholula!
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Male 7,276
popsicle01 then make one for  Popsicle
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Male 8,672
bearbear01 I hadn't realised her family owned multiple castles. The one they are staying at usually charges £2,500 per room for two nights with butler and chef as optional extras. I'm guessing they'll be fully booked for a while.
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LordJim not bad for a wildling
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bearbear01 I think even Bron would be happy with that one.
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Male 1,124
LordJim Odor! I mean, Hodor!
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LordJim £2,500, that’s not bad. Reads again. Per ROOM! Holy shit!
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markust Eight rooms, ten grand per night. But castles are bloody expensive to maintain.

https://www.wardhillcastle.co.uk/
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bearbear01 
eeewww she is way to skiny
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Male 8,672
dm2754 Aye, she only married Kit because she knew she had no chance with you.
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dm2754 yes im sure you would kick her out of bed. moron
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rumham sure would just ask your mom

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Male 5,897
dm2754 i asked her and she said she turned down your bag of loose change
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rumham  huh i would have though she would have told you how she watched me fucking your dad. he couldn't get enough of my brown stick.  
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dm2754 We are so lucky to have you here, raising the tone.
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LordJim why thank you
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Male 1,788
dm2754 don't ew the newlyweds

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Male 1,124
dm2754 oh.
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Male 7,276
daegog. That is an  awfully complex sex position
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Male 174
When do the "race wars" start?
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Male 7,276
dieseljuice1891. Soon as a track and cars are ready
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dieseljuice1891 I thought we were close when that military guy started shooting at cops in Texas during the black lives matter protests.
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Male 12,263
Here's a bit of a strange picture huh? can anyone explain? Its almost like a spotlight was used.
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Male 5,897
monkwarrior the moon 9/11 chum religion. you done ran outta topics too early, you blew your derp load
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monkwarrior 
 what I find extremely amusing about moon landing conspiracy theorists all their logic is based off of half beliefs.

 it's fake because there's no wind on the moon. It's fake because there's no light source on the moon. it's fake because there's no water on the moon.

 so how is it that they believe this stuff is true considering the only way to know for certainty is that we've been to the Moon. 
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dm2754 by shining a laser off a mirror Human put there And  measuring its reflection?   Plus the flag was spring loaded and the lighting is far to even to be produced by anything but a very bright light source VERY far away
Btw recently they have found evidence of water on the moon 
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monkwarrior yes. the light of the sun and the light of camera.
and in this pic all the shadows are the same.  
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monkwarrior https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(2009_season)#Faked_Photos

There's COUNTLESS evidence explaining why shadows were different, terrain, fisheyed lens being used, dust being lifted up, some of photos have been doctored to push conspiracy theories. there was a Mythbusters episode even covering this.

But when has "factual proof" ever stopped you?
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Male 1,384
normalfreak2 In this case, it is obvious that the figure on the right is standing on the edge of a prominence, and the figure on the left is standing below.
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Male 1,788
normalfreak2 why do you guys indulge this shit? Anyone replying: why? You're better off arguing with your dog.
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marsii why?
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marsii It's clear that you have never argued with my dog.
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normalfreak2 If that proof was not created by people that have been dead for thousands of years, he is not trying to hear it.
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Male 12,263
here's a funny pic (not related to atheism in anyway):
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Male 7,276
A video of me being silly
https://youtu.be/A-PDYOMF1o0
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Female 6,162
thezigrat  that's some stylized dancing!
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Male 7,276
melcervini. I call it the 3Legged  Hoedown
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kalron. Great show
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thezigrat Would that make you a 3-legged hoe?
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Male 5,379
Let's try to keep the derp out of the funny forum please and thank you.

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Male 7,276
kalron. He was banned
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kalron Happy caturday! No better way to start the day than with big dose of pussy....cat. 
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kalron Where there is a Monk there will be a way.
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normalfreak2 wow did you see what I saw? looks like somebody likes to throw his weight around.
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kalron "Twack"
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Male 676
kalron Meow more forepaw.
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kalron Let's hold it down with the cat porn please.
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Male 654
scheckydamon Very eroticat.
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Male 7,276
Been playing DC Hero's Online  and getting a bit upset at it
They say it is free to play but to get most of the costume parts weapons and rewards you have to pay $$ often as much as ten USD to get one costume piece etc all which was free in a simular Morp  .called   City of Villains   / Heros 
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Male 12,263
thezigrat i bought fallout 3 and started it
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monkwarrior Great game but a bit buggy at times, certainly on the PC. Did you get the add on packs? They extend game-play a fair bit.
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mrteatime i installed the unofficial community patch
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monkwarrior I'll have a look out for that, I fancy playing through again as a different character, that's for the winter nights though.
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Male 12,263
I found another funny image:
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monkwarrior i had 2 other funny pictures but i guess they got deleted because some people didn't like them.. 
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Male 5,897
monkwarrior i bet those two pictures were just wicked funny dude. what a bummer we missed out
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Male 12,263
rumham they actually were, but it's a shame some people get too butt-hurt over funny pictures when it comes to a fragile world-view they hold.
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Male 5,379
Morning IAB...watching new Voltron Season 6 with my awesome breakfast sandwich...

...Saturday morning cartoons FOREVER!
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Male 7,276
kalron Tell us about yo u r sandwich
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thezigrat This one was a "chicken" patty doused in hot sauce (again Cholula) topped with Colby-jack cheese and sauteed asparagus.  Add on top a perfectly prepared egg sunny side up, just a bit of liquid yoke, that pops through the top hole on my favorite Everything bagel, spread with classic Philly cream cheese :)  
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kalron BTW remember the Animated Star Trek? They are bringing out a new animated series
Along with a new   Star Trek with Patric Stewart made by the fired Discovery creators. So I have my doubts on the shows
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Male 5,379
bearbear01 That put me in a good mood for the day :)
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Male 1,124
kalron it was beautiful, and I personally needed it. I figured it may help others too. 
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rumham. I remember the show Puma Man it was as Dumb as Auto Man
Anyone remember Holms and YoYo?
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Female 6,162
thezigrat I remember lancelot link, secret chimp 
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melcervini oh, shit, yeah. That was pretty much my fav show as a kid. And HR Puffnstuff....and the double decker gang (english)...
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Male 7,276
melcervini. Lancealot Link Secret Chimp
And Marta Harry
Remember Bananna Splits Show? 
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Female 6,162
thezigrat sid and marty kroft filled childhood hehe
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Male 7,276
melcervini I am thinking about submitting  an episode I found on Youtube 
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Female 6,162
thezigrat do eet!
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Can we get 'guess the movie' posts back? That game was hella fun and I want to keep playing it. 
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What's the number one pick up line in a gay bar?



Can I push in your stool?
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dm2754 
Gay foreplay 

"ready" ?

"yep"
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Gerry1of1 
 What's the difference between a straight man and a bi-curious man?


 a six pack of beer
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Male 44,427
dm2754 Old joke..... but one I have found to be very true.
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Male 1,319
Gerry1of1 a whole six pack? Must be that weak yankie beer....
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Male 530
Here's your Friday treat.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4
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Male 44,427
Q:   What's the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?














A:  I wouldn't pay $300 to have a lentil on my chest.
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Gerry1of1 The difference between a vitamin and a hormone? 
You can't make a vitamin.
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Male 6,262
Shelworth How do you make a hormone?
Don't pay her.
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Male 7,276
Gerry1of1. What is the difference between a Microwave and anal sex?






Anal sex browns    your meat
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thezigrat      That was terrible. I'm going to have to write you a citation.

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Gerry1of1 Get your game up bro, you should never pay for water sports. 
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Male 597
Missing some members lately. HolygodSqurlz4ever, Trimble. Can't copy and paste images on my tablet,  so here's a link for one I've always wanted to share.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/G9sZXXVpoE9FBV6s9
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Male 71
wellsy57 So what happened? Anybody want to share?
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Male 7,276
drwhowho They were tasty
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daegog. Small Dog
                    Big Farts
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Keep'in it real IAB...



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kalron That's turrible.
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    F  R  I  D  A  Y  !   At last !



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daegog great meme...shitty movies :)
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kalron this is like the 4ths cars random reference i've gotten today. somethings in the brew
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Female 6,162
kalron Saw them in concert.  Music was spot on.. but BAD.  They stood there, did no interactions with the audience.. played and left.
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melcervini Maybe it was their stick...or maybe they were just not into it :(
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kalron I'm thinking it was their modus operandi .. still disappointing. oh well :D
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Male 5,897
melcervini i am playing Metal Slug 2. feeling fine, i bet a few of you are great fun playing metal slug 2 and feeling fine
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and 1 for Gerry
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melcervini Monkwarrior zinda, his face black, his eyes red. The beast at tanagra. Monkwarrior mirab, with sails unfurled. 5Cats by Fancy. Kailash, when it rises. (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑
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melcervini I have always said that was the single best ST TNG episode ever.
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melcervini         Sokath, his eyes uncovered.

Chaka, land of the lost
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Gerry1of1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwvguf_0kUw

That song is ingrained in my brain...
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kalron LOVED THAT SHOW as a kid!  because dinosaurs! :D
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melcervini. Show great
Movie sucked Pokuni Nutsaka
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kalron

                                    scary
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Male 7,276
Gerry1of1. Sarese attacka ! 
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Male 5,379
Gerry1of1 Scary indeed, that sound still haunts my nightmares :)
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I found this interesting picture :

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monkwarrior I'm an Apathetic Agnostic...I don't know, and I don't care.
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monkwarrior     Atheism isn't a "faith". And I  don't know any atheists demanding everyone conform to atheism.  I do know christians and muslims who expect everyone to conform to their belief.
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Gerry1of1 If you use atheism as "being agnostic", I agree, but if you truly believe that there is no god, or that Buddha is telling you how to live, or you believe in chairman Mao, it's for all practical purposes a religion.

If you expect everyone to conform to your believe, you are for sure religious. Many atheists do so.

Even if you yell at your PC for doing ***, you're treating it as being spirited. It's not much different to believing that a nymph is inhabiting a well.
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7eggert "if you truly believe that there is no god, ... it's for all practical purposes a religion."

So if I don't have any postage stamps, is that for all practical purposes a stamp collection?
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semichisam01 If you have a shelf of empty stamp collecting books and if you invite girls to look at your empty stamp books, yes. 
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Gerry1of1.  You do not need religion to make humans conform
We have metal molds to do that
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Since this forum is brought to us by laughter, I think we have to assume that monkwarrior pasted up that pic as a joke. It's sarcasm from a completely unexpected source. (The sarcastic smirk gives it away.) It isn't as funny as the two bald guys above, but it's a good start. Keep 'em coming.
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monkwarrior Every religion sees itself as the one true faith. Why do you think the Christians fight the Muslims, the Muslims fight the Jews, the Hindus fight the Muslims. Not to mention all of the different sects of Christianity that each think the other is wrong.
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monkwarrior that doesn't make any sense. I suppose religious people are just unable to comprehend atheism.
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dm2754. Actually atheist belief is very easy to understand
Just imagine your childhood imaginary friend died and Athiestism is exactly like that
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dm2754 monk doesn't understand atheism, he thinks it was debunked by some dude selling a book.

Pretty sure he doesn't understand humor either.
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daegog "monk doesn't understand atheism"

Dogs don't understand atheism either. All dogs are deists.

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semichisam01         this made me laugh more than it should have
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daegog monk doesnt understand humor period.
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Screaming into the Void " You are not fair. You are unjust ,cruel and do not care"
The void responded "No... For what I am not You can be" 
"For whit I can not do you must for I am the Void"
I left a wiser being
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melcervini That's why some trucks use white noise sound generators.
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melcervini Whaaa? Ice crea...no wait crayo...no it's... what the hell is it?
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Male 7,276
mrteatime. That is ICE cream flavored Crayons
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thezigrat Tasty.
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melcervini This is some kinda marine joke that im just not getting
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Female 6,162
daegog A nickname for Marines is "Crayon Eater" because we're supposedly not that bright. :D
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melcervini In Germany, eating crayon is associated with speaking with a false and friendly voice. (The wolf does this so the seven goats will let it in).
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melcervini I'm 62 and how come I didn't know that one? Having been a Coastie I though I knew them all.
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scheckydamon. So is. Sucking  helium
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scheckydamon Like all our other nicknames, we dont get offended, we grunt and smile.
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Hot dang I missed AZ! Carne asada burrito for dinner, you just can't beat it! 
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skypirate Hows that whole ATM thing going with the wife?
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scheckydamon Milk milk lemonade around the corner fudge is made. But she left me so I'm flying solo this weekend until sunday afternoon when I gotta pick her up at the airport. In the mean time, pizza, PlayStation and puppers... :) :) :) 
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skypirate Welcome home
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melcervini Thanks! And don't you worry, I already hit the range. Side note, I'm loving that reflex. 
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skypirate. All I have is 2    9mm   rifles - a Calico M900 and a Highpoint 
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thezigrat You have a calico? Those are kinda getting up there in price. I mean they're dumb cause your rear sight is on your drum but they have that really cool 80's techo punk look to 'em. 
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skypirate the main problem is the drum mags. They are a pain in the as s. But they are fun as he'll to shoot
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skypirate nooooicceee!!
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daegog ^this
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Male 12,263
so mods have you heard  from squrlz4ever 
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monkwarrior you are driving everyone away, you are the only one who quotes the "standards"  why is that?
treading that line between trollbastard and douchebag? yeah keep on trucking monkderp
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rumham way to go troll
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rumham indeed
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monkwarrior And holygod for that matter. 
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skypirate he'll be back, unfortunately. Holygod was an Ahole
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dm2754 I take my assholyness very seriously! Most asshole do.
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dm2754 Well ya, but who isnt? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgpZ0fUixs
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skypirate right you are.
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skypirate I think HG left. So did Trimble apparently. 
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marsii I talked to Trimble a few days ago. He’s just taking a break from the site - sick of all the partisan fighting.
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markust I think He'd make an OK mod. You do need some right wing representation.
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marsii I’ve recommended two conservatives multiple times in comments and in the mod forum. Either they didn’t accept or Fancy never asked.
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marsii we few, we precious few...
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marsii Fuck! I'll miss 'em both. They're good people. 
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skypirate why are we seeing such heavy losses among the mods? Is it the workload, management or us lot?
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Draculya I can’t speak for the other mods. 

It’s not the workload. We’re not paid so we jump in when we feel like it. 

The management is definitely not the problem. Fancy is very hands off. 

It’s not vicious personal attacks. Once the main offender was banned the problem became almost nonexistent. About the only person I have to deal with is a drunken butters. But it’s usually just an easy one or two comments to delete about once a month. His rants usually make me laugh but it’s too much for general consumption. I see a personal attack now and then from random people but I rarely feel the need to intervene because there’s not a pattern. 

Submissions drive me crazy. Almost none of them have the main page photo, so we have to search for a picture. Videos are easy. But they are still time consuming for me because I have to skim through them to make sure it’s not spam or hidden bigotry (we have one member that’s been flooding us lately with sneaky bigoted posts). The posts that are the hardest are the ones with just a link to an article. That’s a good half hour of work. I usually pass on those. The spam is the most disillusioning thing. There’s so much. It’s funny, the people making the spam setup the posts in every way we would like them to, so you get excited for an easy submit but then you figure it out. At the same time, seeing that the spam people submit posts correctly is really frustrating because once you clean up all the spam and start in on the real submissions you sometimes say screw it and walk away because there is so little work done. But I hate to say that because without the submissions this site is nothing. We really do appreciate any effort on submissions.

I can tell you from the mod forum, what drives us the most crazy are the trolls. Especially the bad one who derails certain posts to the point that 60 - 80% of the comments are his or related to his trolling. This makes it nearly impossible to follow along and join conversations about the topic of the posts, especially from a phone. And anyone reading this, please don’t mention his name or respond by jumping all over him. That just starts another troll thread. The best thing to do is just ignore him like you would a gnat. I don’t get trolls. Do they get off on the anger directed back at them? Are they so lonely that any interaction, no matter how bad, is better than nothing? If so wouldn’t they gain more friends by dropping all the stupid games and just being friendly?
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markust  let me get another beer whilst I get my thoughts in order....or disorder, as the case may be...

Have you noticed that my drunken (and you are correct, I've normally had a few when I do it...I am Australian, after all) rants are RETALIATORY. The troll, that you reference, is the driving factor.

It's easy enough to say ignore them, but it's almost like an addiction....it draws you in. And then you get the shits, and respond. It's like when you're taking a leak in a public toilet, and some greasy trucker gives you a sideways glance and says 'hey, wanna blowjob?'....and even though you want to say no, you just shrug your shoulders and say 'go on, then'....

How many people have left, now, because of this one specific troll? Why is he allowed to continue to bring this site down, spread his hatred, drive people away?

I'm not going to threaten to leave...this site is like a flame, and I'm a moth....I can't help coming back.
So, fancyclad please ban me. Stop being an enabler. Release me from the torment of association with the trolling monk, and ban me so I can't respond. Tough love. I'll be better for it.

btw....perkele, to him. And sataana. And vittu, even though it wasn't mentioned. Love the euro vibe, lately.

edit: I think I've mentioned it before, but just to reitterate: I'm not upset with you, Markus, in any way shape or form for the moderation of my prior comments...they were, for the most part, done to make a point (although some were purely spite, with no higher purpose), but in any event, I think the moderation was fair, just, and deserved. 

edit v2, about 2 hours later....changing from night shift back to day routine, been up for 30 hours...and I've now drunk enough beer that I've transitioned from drunk to sober again. Wierd. So that must be what they mean by one beer too many...
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markust get rid of the down vote button and the list of replies to your comments. The former is a cause of bitterness and the latter is a troll trigger.

I hope we get our absent mods back. There is too much work for the remaining staff.
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Draculya Yeah, the down vote on comments has way more negative consequences. And because it is tied to the overall post score people abuse it to downvote a post.

The list of replies I don’t think is a trigger for trolls. More something that could make someone turn into a troll. A true troll arrives at the site with that purpose. Then they use the list of replies to add troll  responses, so yeah should probably get rid of.
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markust the two trolls both exhibited the same behaviour. Start multiple points of contention, then respond to every single reply, with stock replies if needed, but just prolong and expand the animosity. That's why I think he's using the notifications of replies.
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Draculya I think the best idea for dealing with trolls was coming up with a timeout where they try to comment and a pop up says you are prohibited from commenting for x amount of hours for x reason. That would be a really great feature.
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Draculya Yeah, but I'm sure there are some people who love getting a notification so they can continue their conversation. It's also really good if someone is lonely or just needs a momentatry connection. Thinking about it more, two bads don't cancel out all the social good it brings. But you are right it aids greatly in the trolling.
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markust 
You all do an exemplary job. Without your hard work, this site couldn't continue.

On the topic of trolls, I think you're right that they gain something from antagonizing people ; they feel empowered provoking a response, and pissing people off is usually a surefire way to get attention.

Personally, I would ban them without hesitation.

At the bar, I turn people away that are being obnoxious in line or have a bad attitude. I ask people to finish up and leave for the same. I know from experience there's a strong likelihood I would end up having to break up fights involving them.

I've seen other, well mannered guests leave because of them. And consider, a bad attitude is like a cancer: it spreads. I've even had to break up fights, that although they weren't actually involving the nearby 'trolls', were very much started because of them.

No one or two guests' business is worth losing another 5 or 6, etc. Let alone the bad word of mouth that will inevitably follow. Even those that tried to ignore it, are less likely to return, and I wouldn't expect them to recommend the bar to anyone.

Here on the Internet, the drama can be entertaining for awhile, but it gets old.

I could be wrong, but I feel like IAB's active user base has been fairly stagnant. New users show up, but old ones leave, often citing the drama.

For this site to truly prosper, the trolls need to be shown the door.
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jaysingrimm thank you so much for your well-thought-out comment. I completely agree but only Fancy has that power here.
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Draculya Every time I see your posts this song just pops in my head. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xri2aOO1XwM 
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skypirate I watched the video and was relieved it wasn't someone calling me an arsehole.
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Draculya LOL naw dude. It wouldn't be that thinly veiled, I would just call you an asshole. 
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Male 7,276
skypirate. Burp! Beg pardon.
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thezigrat yes they were good
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thezigrat Eating gods is an ancient tradition, but you're gonna have trouble with trimbles.
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semichisam01 ahhhh see what you did there :D
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I was just thinking today that it's hard to believe this website has been around for about 20 years.
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dm2754 That is especially hard to believe, because it's been around for about 16 years. BaDumpBump!
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semichisam01 so you are are saying you don't know how long ether. i glad you agree. 
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dm2754
I came across IAB in fall of 2002, while taking a break from writing a Psych paper on lucid dreaming.

Originally, it was just one page with a bunch of links to other cool sites. Eventually a forum was added, where people often suggested other links. The site was later redesigned to include a 'submit' feature, and many of those first posts were taken from the previous forum.

In 2003, a handy link was added to IAB.

If you use that internet archive, you can see what IAB originally looked like, and note that while the domain was registered by August 2001, it hadn't gone live until 2002.

So yes, IAB has been around for about 16 years.
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jaysingrimm it seem older. if was 2001 then i was here form the start 
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dm2754 I thought you were joking. Hasn't anyone noticed what is at the top of this page: "The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002."
I was lurking when it started. I don't know about your mom.
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semichisam01 
I thought it did, but it doesn't seem to anymore on my mobiles (phone or tablet)
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dm2754 
In late 2001, the only thing that would have come up was a message saying the domain was registered.

What are some of your favourite/memorable posts from the early days?
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jaysingrimm before the SJWs got triggered about everything  
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dm2754 
Like migrants?

I would agree the site has moved away from entertainment, and more and more towards partisan politics and the like over the years.

However, you didn't really answer my question.

"One red paper clip" stands out in my mind.
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jaysingrimm. The Games
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thezigrat 
Yes!

A couple of them I was happy to find were later turned into apps for my mobiles.

Crush the Castle :)
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jaysingrimm I found the Tron light bike race for my phone 
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