Re: Somewhat Auto-Pwned

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Knew it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 10:40 PM
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Congratulations, sir. You win.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 10:44 PM
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Your relationship made her realize she likes gay men? Color me shocked.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 10:52 PM
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Ex: So, [ogged's full name].
Me: You're going to ask me a relationship question, aren't you?

Is this like how kids know they're in trouble when their mother includes their middle name in addressing them?


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 10:53 PM
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Is this like how kids know

Yup.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 10:53 PM
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Stanley, are you saying that ogged is a gateway to gay?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:01 PM
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"So, Rajasthani Ayatollah Houshmanzadeh Ahmadinejad"

"I'm in trooooooouble"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:01 PM
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So what was the question?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:01 PM
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That's private, goober.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:02 PM
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6: Of course (not).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:04 PM
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It would be more interesting. Anyway, you don't have to tell us the answer.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:04 PM
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I'll just get exbeforelast to tell me. I'm very discreet, you know.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:05 PM
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If you just told the answer I don't think that would be violating her confidientiality.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:06 PM
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11: We already know the answer!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:06 PM
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Sifu as: John Yoo.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:06 PM
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I'll just get exbeforelast to tell me.

That'll be quite a trick, since she wasn't party to the conversation.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:08 PM
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15: [ UNNAMED READER OF UNFOGGED THREADS ] thought I was asian before meeting me.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:10 PM
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16 which doesn't prove, a priori, that she doesn't know.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:10 PM
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17: must have been the accent.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:11 PM
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It does, however, establish it prima facie, you snot.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:11 PM
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you're a snot.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:12 PM
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Mmm, snot biscuit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:13 PM
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It does, however, establish it prima facie, you snot.

Well, we know already that your ex and exbeforelast speak to each other, so I'll just ask the latter to ask the former. Jeez.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:15 PM
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You need to fix the formatting in this post. On my first reading, it sounded like she asked why all the men she dates end up being gay ("Why ... ME"), and then it sounded like she said that you somehow caused her to be only attractive to gay men.

3 and 6 then substantiated this reading.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:16 PM
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Perhaps, given the new circumstances, it should be exbeforelast and lastexbefore...?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:17 PM
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24: I read it right the first time, but I do think a dash--rather than an ellipsis--is the preferred way to represent the interruption of one speaker by another.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:23 PM
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20 actually it doesn't, you only hope it. git.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:23 PM
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or, what 23 said.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:24 PM
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A dash it shall be, then.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:24 PM
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A dash is not the same thing as two hyphens, ogged.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:34 PM
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30 is it an em-dash or a en-dash, though?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:36 PM
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Fix yourself a drink, Ben. Those two hyphens will look a lot better afterwards.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:36 PM
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She's right. As my vision blurs, they look more and more like a dash. A sexy, sexy dash.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:38 PM
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30 is it an em-dash or a en-dash, though?

Well—neither. It's two hyphens.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:38 PM
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34: Isn't that the whole problem?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:39 PM
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A dash is not the same thing as two hyphens, ogged.

It's how those of us who are sensitive to readability issues across platforms render the dash, my purist friend.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:39 PM
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I'm sure ben's saving a link to 36 to deploy whenever ogged uses a non-ASCII character in a post.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:41 PM
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It's two hyphens.

Ah, the emo-dash—that dash dashed off in the haste of romantically troubled reflection.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:41 PM
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Note Stanley's subtle signal that he is not romantically troubled or reflective.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:42 PM
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Fucker.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:42 PM
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What's the matter, ogged, html entities not good enough for you anymore? ——it's your friend and mine.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:43 PM
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Note ben's subtle signal that he knows how to do real quotation marks in html.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:44 PM
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Fucker.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:44 PM
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39: ben's using em-dashes, too. Not sure if your analytical metric holds up.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:45 PM
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ben's using em-dashes, too.

Ah, but he's not positing the emotional/typographical typology that you are.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:46 PM
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45: Good point.

(Fucker.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:47 PM
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? —--it's

Look at that, you're obnoxious.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-12-07 11:48 PM
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There were over 1700 comments today (or yesterday to a lot of you). Is that a record?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 12:22 AM
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ogges is correct. Why must you struggle?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:00 AM
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47, what in the world?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:52 AM
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That's what happens when one does a copy/paste of your fancy characters, Ben. Is that what you want? Is it?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:55 AM
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When I do a copy/paste of the dash, I get the selfsame dash. And if your argument is that copy-and-pasters of a real dash will end up sometimes producing two hyphens, so we should just use two hyphens to start with, well, that seems like giving in.

There is of course a perfectly good explanation of why the dash comes when you copy/paste —, and that's more or less unavoidable, but it's fairly rare that one has cause to write that (that is, to write "—").


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:14 AM
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Why is it that when I enter an em-dash directly, the blog turns it into two hyphens? If it's in the business of munging at all, couldn't we arrange for it to munge naked em-dashes into HTMLese?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:21 AM
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53 - Ah! Dear Standpipe, it is because of a MT plugin I installed to strip out Microsoft Smart Quotes and other characters that screw up the RSS feeds. It may be somewhat overzealous.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:23 AM
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I'll see what I can do, SB, but the blog elf union is a bitch to work with.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:24 AM
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Becks is the shop steward and head bitch.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:24 AM
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Make it take out Ben's smart quote thingies, too! Notice how they're missing from the cut/paste in 47.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:26 AM
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I have a basket of blog elf treats right here. Go to, little blog elves.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:26 AM
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it is because of a MT plugin I installed to strip out Microsoft Smart Quotes and other characters that screw up the RSS feeds

This wouldn't be necessary if people composed their blog posts in blood, on the hides of their enemies.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:28 AM
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Make it take out Ben's smart quote thingies, too!

Those are straight-up html. <q>.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:28 AM
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Becks is the shop steward and head bitch.

Dude, you're about to provoke an unfair labor practice walkout. Tread lightly.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:29 AM
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Those are straight-up html.

Yes, but they don't play nice with copy/paste.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:30 AM
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These aren't MS smart-quotes: " "


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:32 AM
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But they get boringified anyway.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:33 AM
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I love my plug-in, Bridgeplate. Don't make me smite you.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:45 AM
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The Ex's question was something like, "Why must something so trivial as formatting idiosyncracies come between people who otherwise love each other very much?" Am I right?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:46 AM
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Don't make me smite you.

Hott!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:47 AM
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so trivial as formatting idiosyncracies

Di: banned (and not because of the spelling error).


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:50 AM
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I love my plug-in

The battery-operated ones just aren't getting the job done anymore.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:02 AM
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68: I finally feel like I've accomplished something. Validation!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:05 AM
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The intelligibility issue has nothing to do with hyphens vs. em dashes vs. ellipses &mdash it's that the “Me: BECAUSE…” should be on the next line. You all just got sidetracked. So fucking typical.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:08 AM
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it's that the "Me: BECAUSE..." should be on the next line

Don't you fucking edit me, Jesus. I'll nail you to the fucking cross. How, pray tell, savior and messiah, would you choose to convey that I interrupted before the "why?" was even finished?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:19 AM
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Me [interrupting]:

?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:22 AM
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Totally lacks shazam, foxytail.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:24 AM
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73 gets it right. It took me a few seconds of wondering why the Ex was saying "Why -- Me".


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:25 AM
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Me [interrupting]: SHAZAM!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:25 AM
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MOO


Posted by: Interrupting Cow | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:26 AM
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¿


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:27 AM
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convey that I interrupted before the "why?" was even finished?

I would fudge the story so that I interrupted during the next word.

Ex: Why wo--
Me: BECAUSE HE'S GAY, THAT'S WHY!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:27 AM
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Foxy gets it right as usual. Also, I'm disappointed that you didn't notice my quotation marks. I'm beginning to suspect that w-lfs-n is not actually your Mini-me.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:29 AM
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Remember those snoring noises I was making, Jesus?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:30 AM
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How could I forget? You kept me up all night, snookums.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:32 AM
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81: That was when I was carrying you, my child.


Posted by: Jesus | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:33 AM
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SHAZAM

s/redfoxtailshrub/redfoxcheesebig/


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:34 AM
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Ex: Why ...
Me: Blah blah blah gay.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:48 AM
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When I took typing back in 1985 my teacher very clearly instructed us that we were to make a dash by typing two hyphens.


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 5:19 PM
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The internet is not a typewriter, zwichenzug.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 6:59 PM
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87: This sounds to me like a metaphysical or, perhaps, ontological point, and I can't quite see it's relevance.


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:00 PM
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Can you see the relevance of not using apostrophes incorrectly?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:04 PM
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 4:50 AM
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89: Now your just trying to change the subject;


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:33 AM
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89: Now your just trying to change the subject;


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:33 AM
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89: We call this 'the genetic fallacy'.


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:33 AM
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I would contend that the internet is -- in fact -- a typewriter -- connected to a series of tubes.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:35 AM
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94: a typewriter made of awesome.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:52 AM
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95: Lord, that made me laugh.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 6:28 AM
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