Re: The other kind of threads.

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That's a pretty cute bug on the shirt.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:38 PM
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God, that's a great picture.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:41 PM
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1: "on" s/b "in".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:44 PM
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2: It was taken with the Canon SD850 that we just bought on Unfogged's collective recommendation.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:51 PM
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Don't tell SB.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:54 PM
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I may have to relinquish my title as Teh Hero

NOOOOOO!


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:55 PM
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If you reverse "Teh Hero", it looks Turkish.


Posted by: Oreh Het | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:56 PM
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Apostropher, you are clearly helping out too much with the kids. Make Roberta do more of the work, and get back here and reclaim your crown.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 5:58 PM
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Mitt Romney has five children.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 6:03 PM
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And he *never* posts here anymore.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 6:08 PM
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I was just emphasizing how lazy you are in comparison.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 6:14 PM
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4 - Yay! I bought one of those on Unfogged's recommendation, too, but it hasn't arrived from Amazon yet.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 6:56 PM
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Becks, Unfogged doesn't condone trafficking in babies.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:03 PM
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No one every fucking condones anything. Condoning is a figment, like the unicorn.

The last unit ever to condone anything was the Reed College student body, which copped to condoning drug use. They were severely punished. Since then, condonation has been extinct.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:19 PM
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Apo, are you serious about reading all the Unfogged threads? There's no way anyone reads the entirety of all the threads. That would be insane.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:36 PM
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That would be insane.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:42 PM
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Of course I'm serious.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:47 PM
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What? I read all the threads. (Well, sometimes I stop reading the econ threads, and the gender threads, but only after a few hundred comments).


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:48 PM
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C'mon, the law threads? The philosophy threads?

Oh wait, you probably do read those all the way through. NERD!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:49 PM
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I read almost all of the threads. (Eventually. If I'm too busy to read them in real time, I keep them in my RSS reader and catch up later.)


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:50 PM
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I had probably a four of five month thread of reading (practically) all of them that ended maybe two weeks ago.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:51 PM
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Didn't you guys know about the fellowship?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:53 PM
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Of the Rings? There's no way anyone watched that entire boring trilogy. Right? RIGHT?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:58 PM
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I haven't read the threads about The Wire because I'm in the middle of watching it for the first time now.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:58 PM
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I'm so touched that you all read every last word. I'll try to be more concise in the future.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:59 PM
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Touching. Hereafter: concision.

Nicely done, heebie!

(Say, am I the only one who has to stop himself from calling heebie "heeb"?)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:02 PM
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Hey! Heebie! I'm about to name one of my Pokemon after you (it's a (former) carp).


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:03 PM
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Nazi.

But that's OK.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:04 PM
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Is this why we've lost the commenting ethic of "Am I adding value?" Because people think no one's reading all this stuff anyway?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:04 PM
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28: who's to say I wasn't implying she's a hebephrenic schizophrenic?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:05 PM
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You can call me Heeb, Sifu. And Sifu, when I call you, I can call you Fu-Tweet.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:05 PM
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29: we're supposed to add value now? Man, talk about a bait and switch.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:06 PM
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I've always wanted a god-carp-child named after me! If something - god forbid - should happen to you, can I have that pokemon card?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:07 PM
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It's the DS Lite version, not the playing card version, but of course I would trust you to look after the entire game cartridge on which your carp-sake resides.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:08 PM
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Or wait, maybe you are the carp-sake.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:10 PM
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31: A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of these threads are so hard
I need a meetup-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up carp food
In a carp food graveyard
Toecutter Toecutter
Blogs in the moonlight
Far away my well-lit floor
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these trolls away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore
If you'll be my bloggyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Heeb
And Heeb when you call me
You can call me Fu-Tweet


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:11 PM
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I am the carp-master.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:11 PM
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What? I read all the threads.

It's just a phase, ogged.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:13 PM
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35: good point, Jumpluff Lahiri.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:13 PM
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Are you all still reading? All of you? Still?

What about now?

What about now?

What if I ask "What about now" all night long? How many would it take to get banned? What if I stop for a while, and then start up at 3:00 in the morning and go straight? Is that why you have Alameida stationed in Narnia, to police the wee hours? My hip hurts really badly at the moment.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:14 PM
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Ya know, Heeb, Confucius named his only sonLi, which means "carp".

The wisest man in the history of the world named his son after the tasty fish you denigrate and deprecate.

No more need be said. I think we have an anti-Chinese bogot among us. Someone has to say it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:15 PM
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police the wee hours

You know, I realize prostate trouble is an underpublicized aspect of the male aging process, but I still think this was a weird thing to call their tour.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:16 PM
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Jesus fuck, Heebie, go home and comb the hairy ball, for Chrissake.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:16 PM
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So...so mean. So hurtful. I'm going to go nurse my hurt feelings. John's gonna pay for this.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:20 PM
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Did everyone read that yet?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:20 PM
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we have an anti-Chinese bogot among us

...and Confucius bogot the carp, and the carp bogot the heebie, and lo, verily, did the blog prosper.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:21 PM
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It's just a phase, ogged.

Right. Adulthood.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:21 PM
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I'm trying to break the all comments on every thread habit, but damn it's proving tough.

Really, I think it's a very bad habit. But I have an addictive personality.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:25 PM
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We should lurk in proportion to our value-suck. I should probably lurk more than I have been lately.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:25 PM
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Adulthood.

Transitory. Overrated.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:26 PM
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I thought that the people who commented read that particular thread, and no one else really did.

Hi EVERYBODY! LURKERS! STRONG SILENT TYPES!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:27 PM
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I have an addictive personality

I haven't noticed that.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:27 PM
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Yay! I bought one of those on Unfogged's recommendation, too, but it hasn't arrived from Amazon yet.

Don't tell SB.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:27 PM
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Lurking no lark, says Lur.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:27 PM
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Hey, who bogoted the carp?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:29 PM
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Hey, who bogoted the carp?

There's plenty of carp to go around. We can repack it if we have to.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:30 PM
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The carp is waiting for bogot.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:31 PM
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value-suck

I love this.

Experimentally:

"Value-sucker!"

"Man, you do suck some value."

Hm. Standpipe, I blame you.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:31 PM
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I'm sorry I spoke hurtfully to Heebie. I forget that she was a lady. Her andogynous handle momentarily confused me.

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Androgynous handles.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:34 PM
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*snivel, whimper* S'okay. I'm used to it. *blows nose wetly*


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:38 PM
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My maxim isn't quite right, because you can fail to add value without causing nearby value to evacuate. But to rephrase with "inverse proportion" didn't have the same ring to it.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:40 PM
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(scoops up tissue)

Say, I've been looking for that!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:40 PM
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61: you might want to see a doctor if you're having a lot of trouble evacuating value.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:41 PM
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Sorry, what I meant was:

I'm sorry I spoke hurtfully to Heebie. I forgot that she is a lady. The bitch's androgynous handle momentarily confused me.

We regret the error.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:44 PM
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To all of you who are dutifully reading this comment thread: I apologize that John is fritting away your valuable brain cells like this. As a lady, I recognize that your time is important, and that squabbling over my pretend bitchiness is an exercise in futility.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:54 PM
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Frittering, not fritting.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:54 PM
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I love fritters.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:58 PM
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"....the semi-literate bitch's androgynous handle confused me" .


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:58 PM
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You can tell that Emerson is conflicted. There's clearly a sweet boy on the inside, being suffocated by this robotic attempt at cruelty.

I choose to reach out to the little boy Emerson. I call him Emmy. Oochie boochie oo, wittle Emmy?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 9:24 PM
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Heebie's soft, dainty, wide-eyed look hides the cold, steely heart of a Lucrezia Borgia. Proof? #69.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-31-07 6:15 AM
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Back to the post, I do love the time-honored ritual of dressing a baby up in gifts for the sole purpose of showing a picture to the giver. They grow so fast that mine had a bunch of outfits that were worn exactly once, in the picture.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-31-07 7:42 AM
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It occurs to me to wonder how many of the pictures which survive in our families from a hundred years ago, of babies or tots in absurd dressy outfits, were taken for the same purpose.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 07-31-07 7:45 AM
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71: We also have a t-shirt that Becks sent, but Cassidy hasn't gotten quite big enough for it yet.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-31-07 8:01 AM
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Does s/he have Rapebear and Ragebunny T-shirts? You really want a complete set.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-31-07 8:06 AM
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