Re: Implausible stance

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And then there's this.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 8:37 AM
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Um, hello. There was a baseball game last night.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:05 AM
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1- Initially I thought that was a parody.

2- Sorry, but wasn't 'Um' banned yesterday. 'Hmmm' is still ok, though.


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:35 AM
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3: Um, "Um" wasn't banned, it was described as condescending.

This seems like a correct description, so in the future I intend to preface all of my comments with um, so as to more clearly convey my attitude.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:43 AM
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"Um" is only banned for use by women.

To protect them, you see.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:49 AM
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Um is only banned for use by women when addressing men.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:55 AM
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4- Ah, thanks. Who needs emoticons, right?


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:56 AM
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7: No, Who needs italics. What needs emoticons.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 9:58 AM
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Third base!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:00 AM
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Naturally!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:01 AM
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Damn it, if "um" goes, then "teh" has to go with it.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:14 AM
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Clearly this thread is destined to be a baseball thread. I propose the following topic: Red Sox fans: delusional or evil?


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:18 AM
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teh teh ummm, teh teh um teh.

Without these, I'll have a harder time tapping out rhythms.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:19 AM
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Tehtehumteh, mighty warrior, is that you?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:21 AM
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href="http://www.mixed-up.com/lyrics/round/cherokee-boogie/">
Well, A Cherokee chief as he dances along
He does an Indian boogie to a white man's song


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:25 AM
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I hate everything.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:25 AM
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terpball in 7:

Ah, thanks. Who needs emoticons, right?

You do realize that emoticons actually are banned here, right?



Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:26 AM
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I'm emoticonally stunted at age 13.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:27 AM
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Red Sox fans: delusional or evil?
Um, I don't see why we can't be both.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:27 AM
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:)!!!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:28 AM
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One way to actually enjoy reading a text containing emoticons is to imagine you are having a face-to-face conversation in which your interlocutor punctuates his remarks by making the faces emoticons indicate. I love the winks, and the ones that leave out the nose are also good.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:33 AM
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Heebie.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:34 AM
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You people enjoy hurting me.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:39 AM
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"Um, red light."
{continues fiddling with dial}
"Um, red light."
"Huh?"
"RED LIGHT!"
"Oh, SHIT!"
{squealing brakes}
"Sorry! That was stupid!"
"We ain't dead, so no biggie. Even smart people get distracted."

max
['So like, fuckin' relax.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:40 AM
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Entirely too silly.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:43 AM
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You do realize that emoticons actually are banned here, right?

Yes, BG, I do and take full advantage.


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 10:51 AM
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I can't believe none of you have substantively engaged Sen. Craig's explanation.

To wit: 8==): !?!?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:03 AM
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Sifu! Don't be obscene!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:05 AM
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I hate everything.

You've mixed up the lyrics again, heebie. It's "I Don't Love Anyone", silly.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:44 AM
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Heebie ain't got no no-ose, Heebie ain't got no no-ose.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:44 AM
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Don't listen to her, heebie! It's not your nose, it's just rfts's thumb between her fingers!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:45 AM
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This seems as good a thread as any to post this press release:

Underwear with balls! Give his testicles a treat with Ballbra, the unique new underwear for men from LoveHoney.co.uk

Featuring a unique elasticated pouch, the Ballbra from LoveHoney.co.uk provides unrivalled lift, support and comfort for the penis and testicles during day-time wear. At night, the Ballbra becomes a high-tech sex aid which can be worn during sex to cradle the testicles and increase orgasm intensity. [...]

The act of putting the Ballbra on - or putting "the boys back in the barracks" as Alan Partridge so memorably put it - encourages men to handle their testicles and become familiar with them. As a result, they're more likely to notice lumps or changes which forewarn of the development of testicular cancer.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:45 AM
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Um is only banned for use by women when addressing men.

I reject these accusations of sexism. If I ever notice myself prefacing a comment with "Um, " I say to myself, "Is that necessary? It looks condescending." And the answer usually is that the comment was, in fact, condescending, so I rephrase it in a more generous way. That is, if I notice myself making this mistake.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:46 AM
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33: Stop trolling us, Ned.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:48 AM
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Um, 34, hello? We're all aware of [thing that only I am aware of], right? Read the archives, sweetie.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:49 AM
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32: My wife, with a husband and son, would laugh at the idea anyone needed encouragement to handle.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:49 AM
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encourages men to handle their testicles and become familiar with them

This is a problem for whom, exactly?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 11:49 AM
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I still don't know my testicles on a first name basis.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 12:01 PM
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Damn it, if "um" goes, then "teh" has to go with it.

Absolutely not. 'teh' is officially recognized by the Urban Slang Blog Institute.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 12:06 PM
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I still don't know my testicles on a first name basis.

You call them Mr. T or something?


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 12:13 PM
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40: "The Twins".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 12:24 PM
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Um... in the pictures of the Ballbra, what exactly is it that's being censored?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 12:32 PM
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42: A map of troop movements in the Anbar province.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 1:05 PM
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37 anticipated my comment, but I am going to make it anyway.

encourages men to handle their testicles and become familiar with them

Men need encouragment?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10-17-07 4:04 PM
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