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Skoob1999
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Posted: 19 May 11 23:07
Bottom line is that we're all a bit mad.

We must be, to be here.

Is it too much to ask that people just get along, without the jibes?

For God's sake - we write silly stories.

That's about it really.

If someone has an idea, or somebody opposes that idea - does it really have to degenerate into a fiasco?

It's bloody ridiculous.

I'm all in favour of a bit of healthy competition - but sometimes it goes too far.

Discuss.



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Posted: 19 May 11 23:12

Quote: Skoob1999

I'm all in favour of a bit of healthy competition - but sometimes it goes too far.

Discuss.


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Posted: 19 May 11 23:57

Quote: Skoob1999

Bottom line is that we're all a bit mad.

We must be, to be here.

Is it too much to ask that people just get along, without the jibes?

For God's sake - we write silly stories.

That's about it really.

If someone has an idea, or somebody opposes that idea - does it really have to degenerate into a fiasco?

It's bloody ridiculous.

I'm all in favour of a bit of healthy competition - but sometimes it goes too far.

Discuss.


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Posted: 20 May 11 00:12
Says it all!



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For God's sake - we write silly stories.

That's about it really.

There is intelligent life in outer space!
Then why do the UFO's not land on the Earth?
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Skoob1999
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Posted: 20 May 11 00:58
Thanks Philbert.

We should be supporting each other, not doing whatever it takes to be top dog.

Especially at others' expense.

I've already had a rant about that, so there's no need to expand on it.

There's a fine line between banter and abuse.

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Posted: 20 May 11 01:11
Agreed!

Who is Brandy Snap really though?

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Posted: 20 May 11 12:35 - Edited By: Lady Godiva, 20 May 11 12:41
You can't stop us from wondering

As you say, we are ALL a bit mad else we wouldn't hang around here.

It's my meds. that keep ME going. LOL

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Edit: Oops! Also fellow Spoofers

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Posted: 20 May 11 12:56


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Posted: 20 May 11 12:59
Is there a cover charge?

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Posted: 20 May 11 15:01
I agree with hydrogen balloon. (I'm fluent in Spanish, ya know!) It's why a lot of writers stay out of the forums. Because, it is a fine line.

But, as for me, due to the memior I'm writing on a very difficult subject, I'm feeling very un-funny. Maybe that's why the competition that is sometimes evident here drives me crazy. And, I'm fairly new.

It's hard writing comedy. It's why comedy writers generally write in groups or pairs. In my own personal comedy writing, I have a partner. But, I don't consult him with anything I write for the spoof. I try to write things that would be worthy of the Onion, and sometimes I succeed. Other times, hmmmm....I'm not so sure. It makes my writing partner laugh but only because we have the same sense of humor.

Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.
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Posted: 20 May 11 15:44 - Edited By: Skoob1999, 20 May 11 15:45
Ellie,

If somebody's laughing, you're winning.

That's what it's all about. (The laughing, I mean.)

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Posted: 20 May 11 16:56
OB&G Cover Charge?

Never for our satirical writer friends in good standing. (That means you've paid your last bar bill).

I believe we're about to post a new set of bar and restaurant specials soon. Keep on the look out. Skoob's Bathtub IPA will be featured, as well as Godiva's Gimlets.

Let's all tell bad limericks and drink heavily and realize that we have more in common than not.

Kumbaya anyone?

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Posted: 20 May 11 18:29



Kumbaya anyone?

PM

...is that anything like bunga-bunga?

I don't care, just need to know if I need to bring protection....

I don't care if you said there was no 'cover' charge...these are dangerous times..

DSK


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Posted: 20 May 11 20:07

Quote: Morse

Kumbaya anyone?

PM

...is that anything like bunga-bunga?

I don't care, just need to know if I need to bring protection....

I don't care if you said there was no 'cover' charge...these are dangerous times..

DSK


I never broke down that word into syllables before, and that, my friend, led to a pretty long belly laugh.


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Posted: 20 May 11 20:50 - Edited By: Morse, 20 May 11 20:51
...I think it's Ebonics.....Erskine & Doc Nicholas would know after their
adventures and studies in the wild...I know Doc said it wasn't his best pick up line in Vancouver when he got back , but it worked in Newfoundland on a fishing trip....

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Posted: 20 May 11 22:54
That is bloody hilarious - when spoken in a Welsh accent.

OK - so I am a bit slow to pick up on things sometimes.

I have 'Sometimers' disease. Excusez moi mes enfants!

LG

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Posted: 20 May 11 23:00

Quote: Lady Godiva

That is bloody hilarious - when spoken in a Welsh accent.

OK - so I am a bit slow to pick up on things sometimes.

I have 'Sometimers' disease. Excusez moi mes enfants!

LG


...I think DSK said that at his arraignment!

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Posted: 20 May 11 23:23
I remember a life changing episode of Father Ted that taught me all about perspective.

It was the Irish Dancing in the Caravan episode, but that wasn't the life changing moment.

The life changing moment was when Father Ted was explaining to Father Dougal about how small things that were near to you could sometimes be bigger than far away things.

I found the teaching to be profoundly life enhancing and I apply it to most situations.



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Posted: 21 May 11 13:39
Putting things into perspective? I don't see it really.

"Sometimes the best intentions end up intense without means to quell it.
We've poisoned our blood streams and blackened our lungs. We've enabled the edifice that it's how we belong.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone."

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Posted: 21 May 11 13:46
Well at least evryone is in agreement that the word IS 'perspective' and not PROSPECTIVE. There ARE some intelligent writers here after all. LOL

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Posted: 21 May 11 14:19
Don't look at me. I'm as thick as a workhouse butty.

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Posted: 21 May 11 20:21
However, I do agree with the OP.

As a Socialist, I agree that we should be fair and nice to each other. Sadly, we cannot control our need for commupance, but I do hope we still can be fair and equal. Equal. Vote Socialism in France.

"Sometimes the best intentions end up intense without means to quell it.
We've poisoned our blood streams and blackened our lungs. We've enabled the edifice that it's how we belong.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone."

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Posted: 21 May 11 20:24
Is that 'come-uppance' IH. Sorry! Just arskin' Not meaning to be picky or owt.

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Posted: 21 May 11 20:33 - Edited By: Inhopeless, 21 May 11 20:33
Yeah. It was.

Now my whole point feels ruined.

"Sometimes the best intentions end up intense without means to quell it.
We've poisoned our blood streams and blackened our lungs. We've enabled the edifice that it's how we belong.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone.
We may suffer together, but we all die alone."

Boys Night Out - "Hey, Thanks!"
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Posted: 22 May 11 02:48
To put things in perspective you need a vanishing point.

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