Re: Hiatus!

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Aww... But where will we go? What will we do?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:37 PM
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Good luck. My hiatus has been great -- wish you the best on yours!


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:39 PM
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People!

Hasn't anyone noticed that read is more than 1 person?


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:41 PM
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"Hiatus" seems like such a bloggy word. Not "I'm going to take a break from blogging," but -- "I'm going on hiatus." Why?


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:42 PM
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"I just figured I'd do something someone else for a while."


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:42 PM
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Swim camp? Good luck.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:42 PM
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I hope this doesn't have anything to do with Favre.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:44 PM
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Or perhaps lifeguard girl has come close to discovering the blog.

Or she told him to stop blogging.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:44 PM
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Good luck, ogged.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:45 PM
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Clearly he's about to get laid. He's been saving up, so he'll last for weeks.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:45 PM
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Yay, hiatus!

Can I come?

I wish I had a blog to be on hiatus from.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:46 PM
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A lot of bloggers go on hiati (to rhyme with "be a pie") every month or so. Who, oh who will be the guestblogger?!?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:46 PM
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Notice how when sybil comes back, Ogged disappears? Interesting.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:47 PM
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As for Adam's question, it's because a blog constitutes a written body of work, and a pause in the production of the work is a hiatus in the sense of a break in its continuity. The work is temporarily suspended when the person takes a break, and so by transference of epithet we say that the person himself—whom most readers, after all, know only via the work anyway—is "on hiatus".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:47 PM
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So it's going well with bpl then.

Have fun! Don't get another cancer this time!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:47 PM
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Who, oh who will be the guestblogger?!?

Tia, LB, Apo, Becks, and me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:48 PM
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The writers' strike leads to hiatus. I was wondering when the show would run out of stockpiled material.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:48 PM
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WTF happened to the Poor Man? Did all the wealth go up the other guy's nose?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:48 PM
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Note, too, that while ogged has denied that he's leaving because he hates us, he hasn't denied that he hates us.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:49 PM
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I upset him today by loving Brett and his Wrangler jeans. And now I feel bad.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:49 PM
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18: don't be flip, John. His addiction is a terrible disease.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:50 PM
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Sybil, Favre is a holy man. Can't you love him in a purer, more noble way?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:51 PM
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my love for Brett is as pure as pure can be. See my gushing in the thread about the Patriots. And ogged's vitriolic response.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:52 PM
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17 gets it right. And in 16 we see the new roster of scabs and management toadies to be shunned. You were so smug.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:52 PM
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I heard Favre wears sevens around town.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:53 PM
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19: So noted.

Don't get another cancer this time!

BPL is an HPV carrier? Man. Shouldn't we kind of, like, respect the woman's privacy?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:54 PM
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will, you are cute.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:55 PM
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Sybil:

Where did the third best Packer quarterback go to college?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:57 PM
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25: and #7, captain i refuse to release the ball, is on my shit list right now.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:57 PM
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will, i thought you were talking about MY #7. I am an AFC girl who just happens to have grown up rooting for the Packers. On Packers history, I am shit.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:58 PM
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8, 10, 15 all pwnd by 5.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:59 PM
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Shouldn't we kind of, like, respect the woman's privacy?

Yaa haa ha ha ha ha ha! Good one, B.! [*slaps knee, wipes tears from eyes*]


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 7:59 PM
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Since there can be no Patriots thread on Unfogged, Sybil, I can only assume that you are lying to me. What sinister game are you playing?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:01 PM
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Don't be a hiater.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:02 PM
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Fuck, I'm wrong, there really is a Patriot's thread. Having read ogged's crazed rantings, I'm glad he's gone. I hate the Patriots because they are good. I am against excellence. The Buddha teaches us that the human spirit will only be free once we embrace all-around mediocrity.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:03 PM
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The my sure and certain hope thread. I am too much of a luddite to know how to link it.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:03 PM
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Seriously - are we all readed out? The read entity is more than one. React. Testify. Do down the revelator.


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:05 PM
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Magic eight-ball says "Picture unclear".


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:08 PM
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37 is thinking of kid bitzer.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:09 PM
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Interestingly, this coincides with my own half-assed hiatus (half-assed in that it consists of still reading all the posts but only a quarter or so of the comment threads). Does this mean I'm going to get laid soon?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:13 PM
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Have fun hiatusing!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:18 PM
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Don't be a hiater.

Awesome.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:20 PM
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Teofilo, you can get laid! You're a champion!

Yeah, teo!


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:20 PM
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Thanks for the support, Adam.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:23 PM
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Hiatus smiataus - it's a thinly veiled plea for lurian sympathy. Is there a connection with read's multiplicity?


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:30 PM
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Don't let the prosthetic leg kick you in the ass on the way out.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:32 PM
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Maybe now is the time to move teo's dating life to the front page, so he doesn't have to constantly fork whatever thread strikes his fancy.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:34 PM
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47 - Given that work is pretty busy for me lately, now is the perfect time for Ask The Mineshafts and emailing your friendly blogger topic ideas. Much tidier than hijacking threads.

I have every right to ignore or reject them, though.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:37 PM
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One of the women of unfogged needs to volunteer to give Teo a mercy fuck.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:37 PM
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Christ on a raft. What do we have to do to get your attention?


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:40 PM
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48: boy my moustache is feeling like it could use a trim, Becks. Can I ask for advice again?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:40 PM
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Why one of the women?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:40 PM
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How do you figure read's more than one person?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:42 PM
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Oh, I'm paying attention to you, OutOfTheBlue. Right now I have the fixed stare of the predator. Watching. Waiting. Planning.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:44 PM
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Ah - it would be w-lfs-n.

Personas


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:44 PM
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49: Yeah. Nothing builds a person up more than to know you've been fucked out of pity...


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:46 PM
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s'cuse me WSG - I retreat into the bush (iykwim)


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:46 PM
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Wait, wait. Is Teo's goal here to build his ego? I thought it was just to get laid.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:46 PM
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How do you figure read's more than one persona, then? What do you even mean by that?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:48 PM
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56: Di, the way I see it, trapped inside Teo there is a sex-machine waiting to get out. The problem is the psychological hangup he has about being a virgin: Is she the right one? Is she too weird? Is she too normal? We've heard it all. The point is to break him out of his rut (no pun intended), and for that, a mercy fuck will suffice.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:50 PM
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Within certain limits, sex is inherently confidence-boosting.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:50 PM
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Sorry, as a long time lurker - all I wanted to say was that it seemed obvious to me that the people contributing as read shared more than one voice. No big deal but nobody seemed to be talking about it.


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:51 PM
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If you look closely at 62, you will find that its expression is still confused. No matter.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:54 PM
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Ogged, how can you leave on the eve of the Michigan primaries, when we're all fired up with Mittmentum?!

Well, anyway. Enjoy your hiatus, if that's what you insist on calling it.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:54 PM
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I'm thinking that someone who would worry about whether a girl is too weird, too normal, the right one, etc. might also balk at "is doing me out of pity." But I won't presume to speak for Teo.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:55 PM
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64: s/b "moMittum"


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:55 PM
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61: Not true.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:55 PM
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Within certain limits, sex is inherently confidence-boosting.

I don't think so. Heart-rate-boosting, maybe.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:57 PM
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With the right rockets, sex is inherently altitude-boosting.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:57 PM
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might also balk at "is doing me out of pity."

But as long as it's fodder for blog comments, it's cool, right teo?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:57 PM
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Within certain limits, confidence is inherently sex-boosting.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:58 PM
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What about a prostitute? She'd probably be appreciative of the fact that you don't have STDs.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:58 PM
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Fuck me in space
Rape me in face
Boy do I need
To get out of this place


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:58 PM
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70: Well, sure. Entertainment fuck is a whole nother story.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:59 PM
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Did anyone notice that Standpipe, Sybil, and pdf23ds all came back on the same day, the day ogged disappeared?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:59 PM
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Ogged, I so hope this means things are going well with BPL. Best of luck, we'll miss you, for hours or even weeks.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 8:59 PM
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71: Indubitably.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:00 PM
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If teo really wanted his blog to be more popular he'd take someone up on these offers one of these days. New frontiers in liveblogging, etc.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:01 PM
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71 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:01 PM
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73 is offensive to my people.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:01 PM
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More than one person posting under a single name?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:01 PM
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65: I thought the issue wasn't "is she ___ enough," but more "will she say yes?" But I admit I haven't been following the Trials of Teofilo very closely.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:02 PM
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Will she say yes?
Should she say yes?
Did she say yes?
How does she say yes?
Why did she say yes?
Who said yes?

All questions that arise frequently.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:04 PM
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83: who put Yes on? Do you like Yes? Didn't Yes break up?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:05 PM
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This issue is played out, if issues can be.
But (always but) would you reject an expressive phrase just because its expression was confused? If the meaning was inexplicit there would be a problem. But what if the content was understood by all? What if the constructed expression was pure communication, hailed by the multitude (sermon on the mount anyone?) Would you reject it if it could not withstand your grammatical engines?


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:05 PM
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73 is offensive to many people.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:06 PM
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More than one person posting under a single name?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:07 PM
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Yeah, Standpipe, the time for rape jokes was five hours ago.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:08 PM
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85 -> 64
Sorry - I type slowly


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:10 PM
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pdf23ds is back?

But (always but) would you reject an expressive phrase just because its expression was confused? If the meaning was inexplicit there would be a problem. But what if the content was understood by all? What if the constructed expression was pure communication, hailed by the multitude (sermon on the mount anyone?) Would you reject it if it could not withstand your grammatical engines?

Would you, could you, with a trebuchet?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:12 PM
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"Meet me," he'd said, and forgotten
"Love me" but of love we are frightened
We'd rather leave and fly to the moon
Than say the right words too soon.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:12 PM
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Hung like a Shetland pony
Gettin' paid like Sony


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:16 PM
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No time for a tete-a-tety
Can I borrow your machete


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:17 PM
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ogged leaves and suddenly Standpipe's all over the place ... hmmmmm ....


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:22 PM
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http://www.circusmongolia.mn/

Just so.

90 > Um, what? I sense the Seuss but what? (Don't get me wrong - I like trebuchet's (was the comma correct Ben?)

See - now I have ironized myself. But still - judge my meaning and render. Dammit Ben, I'm only a doctor.


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:23 PM
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Crap, pwned by 75. I mean, yes, I did notice, just didn't bother to refresh the damn thread.


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:23 PM
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76: Me too, but more important, the Pistorius post is pretty good evidence that either the blog will survive a happy Ogged or the threat of Oggedian happiness has been dealt with.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:25 PM
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Got no time for a tete-a-tety.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:26 PM
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If the Pistorius post is evidence of the blog's survival post–happy ogged, one is forced to ask what sort of life this is.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:34 PM
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99: a differently abled one, Ben.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:35 PM
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Also wouldn't it be "post-unhappy ogged"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:36 PM
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99: One was forced to ask that a while ago, reach unpleasant conclusions, and manfully soldier on. But there are several fine examples of ogged being ogged on that thread, including the post that started it.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:37 PM
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91 is unsuited to the general tenor of the comments at this weblog, inasmuch as it does not contribute to an even further lowering of the tone.

So we're on our own, aren't we? Come on, people, let's not kid ourselves. Ogged's not coming back. No, not ever.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:40 PM
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Ogged always comes back. And he brings cargo.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:43 PM
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Why can't I leave this be?

Ben - Who the hell would want a "the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambiqu" to http://tety-borges.deviantart.com/
At this point all I can add is - crepuscular has more than one meaning. Goodnight


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:48 PM
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101: I Know! Let's put on a show!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:48 PM
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now is the perfect time for Ask The Mineshafts and emailing your friendly blogger topic ideas.

Dear Mineshaft:

How do you advise recommending something (music, movie, food) to others with sufficient enthusiasm to inspire genuine interest, but without building it up to the point where disappointment is likely?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:48 PM
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I don't think 98 is right.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:50 PM
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I don't think I ever got around to "writing" a sonnet that ended

'I date' from date away she threw,
And ruined my night, saying 'not you.'

(And now I have to go to sleep, so I guess it'll stay unfinished.)


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 9:56 PM
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Let's put on a show!

I envision the show being more like this, but less heteronormative.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 10:05 PM
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101: post advent of happiness.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 10:06 PM
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but less heteronormative.

I am getting sick of being oppressed by antiheteronormativitvity.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 10:10 PM
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107: "You should really give X a try, you'll like it. I mean, maybe you'll like it. Huh. Maybe your tastes are too unsophisticated for it. In fact-- no, you should probably avoid it. Forget I even brought it up. What were you saying?"


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 10:43 PM
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"I was gonna recommend X to you, but then I remembered that time I recommended Y to you. Boy, that was a clusterfuck, wasn't it? Yeah, let's not go through that again."


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 10:45 PM
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109 is fab.

I got kind of a cold chill when Ogged said he was going on hiatus. Like, will he blog with us every second weekend? Will it be just like before, only he's on some other blog downtown?
What about my birthday and the school play?

I want a refund from that therapist.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:01 PM
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Will it be just like before, only he's on some other blog downtown?

People get mad when you do this. Blog cheating ("bleating") is no laughing matter.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:05 PM
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Is Teo's goal here to build his ego?

Yes.

trapped inside Teo there is a sex-machine waiting to get out. The problem is the psychological hangup he has about being a virgin: Is she the right one? Is she too weird? Is she too normal?

True.

I'm thinking that someone who would worry about whether a girl is too weird, too normal, the right one, etc. might also balk at "is doing me out of pity."

Also true.

If teo really wanted his blog to be more popular he'd take someone up on these offers one of these days.

If you look carefully, you'll see that there have not actually been any offers. Just proposals that someone else make such an offer. (I am excluding ben's and apo's offers relating to UnfoggeDCon, the time for fulfillment of which has come and gone.)

I thought the issue wasn't "is she ___ enough," but more "will she say yes?"

Again, true.

Any more questions?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:16 PM
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Are you sure you're getting drunk enough on these "dates"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:18 PM
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No.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:20 PM
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Now we're getting somewhere!

You need to go on a date where you both get much more drunk than the situation really calls for. Is it a sure thing? Who knows. But this is science.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:22 PM
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Or shit you just need to get drunk and wait for some girl to take advantage of you. Don't even worry about them being drunk.


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Quite true, but first I need to find situations in which I can do that.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:23 PM
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You need to get out more, is I think what we're saying.

You go to parties, ever, out there?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:25 PM
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You go to parties, ever, out there?

No.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:26 PM
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(I am excluding ben's and apo's offers relating to UnfoggeDCon, the time for fulfillment of which has come and gone.)

Yeah, you know, in the event I just wasn't sure it was right.

I hope we can still be friends anyway.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:28 PM
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I think you should.

Dating qua dating is kind of a pain in the ass way to meet people, especially if you're a little nervous already; there is a certain stilted formality to the proceedings. Personally, it's never worked that well for me. Informal situations -- where you have time to get to know somebody, and are maybe not so focussed on the whole date-ness of it -- are much better. People have told you that you need a hobby, right? Is there a Drinking Liberally in your neighborhood?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:28 PM
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On hiatus.

I would go to parties if I were invited to them (and, indeed, have gone to a couple that I was invited to a while back), but I don't get invited to them very often. The real problem is that I haven't put in enough effort to develop a strong social circle here.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:32 PM
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And while I agree that dating qua dating doesn't seem like the most effective way to meet people, I really am extremely shy and inhibited, so a somewhat formal situation in which the possibility of romance has already been explicitly acknowledged has its advantages.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:34 PM
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You should host it. Pick a bar; can't be much more complicated than that. Then you'll be the big man in liberalism! The ladies love that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:34 PM
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128: yes and no; the problem as I see it is that it takes you a long time to open up -- and once you open up you're perfectly charming -- so while getting things on the table is useful, the formal structure of a date doesn't really give you time to be yourself.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:35 PM
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while getting things on the table is useful, the formal structure of a date doesn't really give you time to be yourself.

Yes, but informal social situations tend to not allow me to open up at all. Unless there's a lot of alcohol involved, and even then the odds aren't great.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:37 PM
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Teo, you're in NM, right? Can you hand around the Graduate Institute at St. John's? There's boatloads of thinky and weird right there.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:37 PM
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Wow, the san francisco drinking liberally is like three blocks from my house.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:37 PM
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131: so you need informal, small-scale social events, repeated long enough to get comfortable putting things on the table. Hm. Have you considered working on a campaign?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:39 PM
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Teo, you're in NM, right? Can you hand around the Graduate Institute at St. John's? There's boatloads of thinky and weird right there.

I could if I went up to visit my sister in Santa Fe some time (which I've been meaning to do), but I'm in Albuquerque so it's a bit far to hang out there a lot.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:40 PM
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Have you considered working on a campaign?

A little, but don't campaigns usually want people who, like, care about stuff?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:41 PM
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Possibly, but getting laid is reputed to count as "stuff" for that purpose.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:50 PM
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Getting laid is the very best reason to get involved. Or at least it's likely the most common.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:51 PM
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Campaigns want people who can do stuff. Caring is demonstrated by being competent in the face of underpayment or none at all. You don't have to pull a sword from a stone or get your true heart judged in any way.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:56 PM
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Campaigns want people who can do stuff.

So much for that idea, then.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:57 PM
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Stuff being defined as "anything north of stuffing envelopes".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:57 PM
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Still.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:58 PM
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"envelopes" s/b "other staffers"


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-14-08 11:59 PM
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Teo you goofball, you're a good writer. You think somebody who can communicate clearly isn't (a) desperately needed by campaigns and (b) desperately lusted after by idealistic young female volunteers? Think again.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:02 AM
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These campaigns don't have people who can write? No wonder the Democrats keep losing.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:04 AM
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Teo, and I mean this, it may be in May, but go visit your sister during Reality Weekend -- assuming that the folks in Fe call it the same things that the Annapolitans did. Sure thing.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:06 AM
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To me, it leans slightly in favor of Obama: there will be more women at the Hillary campaign, but they will be relatively older. On the other hand, the Barack volunteers will all have a crush on Obama, but I think they'll want to get it on with you.

To settle things, a quick scan of the campaign websites reveals that Hillary does not, in fact, have a campaign in New Mexico. Easy!

So: Obama planning meeting tomorrow night on Second Street; Canvas near UNM on Saturday.

"But Wrongshore," you say, "I'm shy. How can I canvas!"

Well, I guess you'll have to get partnered up with someone, won't you?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:06 AM
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Wrongshore understands, teo. Listen to Wrongshore.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:07 AM
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The presidential campaigns will not need people who can write. For that you've got to go more local.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:07 AM
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Or else, if it is just a problem of shyness, there's always IRC, or whatever you kids use these days.

Worked for me.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:08 AM
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I feel like Teo should promise to follow the social/dating/sex advice of exactly one commenter, and then hold an auction to see who that will be. We could raise a lot of money for a good cause, like the leather pants he is instructed to buy.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:10 AM
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149: well anyhow he has needed skills. Right?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:10 AM
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Teo listen to me. I am your svengali.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:11 AM
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Or else, if it is just a problem of shyness, there's always IRC, or whatever you kids use these days.

"Blogging," I believe.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:11 AM
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The nascent Albuquerque Obama meetup list consists of three women. Of the three, my money's on Tricia: she is already using the meetup for purely selfish, instrumental purposes.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:15 AM
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152 is right! Sifu is Svengalicious.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 12:16 AM
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Yay, hiatus!

I just heard a story about an unlikely character who signed on for buddhist boot camp - 2 weeks of meditation, vow of silence. His brother in law won the family pool for how long he'd last when the very first day he declared 'fuck this shit' and left.

I, however, am a proud veteran of buddhist boot camp. I did break down and start reading Gravity's Rainbow toward the end, though.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 2:31 AM
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How moving
I'm curious though how long you can last as ootb.
My bet is a month is too long time for a lurker to persevere.
most probably the nxt three hrs
but it depends on situations, i mean for hiatuses
i for example once was so mad with my best friend and her then boyfriend that did not talk to them half a yr despite being classmates
though the hiatus probably has nothing to do with luring back some unstable lurkers



Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 5:25 AM
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It just occurred to me that O has learned that read is not a medical researcher from Mongolia, but plays the bass and is a lifeguard. I know; I'm kind of slow.


Posted by: NĂ¡pi | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 6:06 AM
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Not that it matters but 158 wasn't me. Sober now. Yeech.


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 6:17 AM
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73 is offensive to many people.

I clearly don't belong here anymore, because the last time I checked, "blah blah RAPES you in the FACE" was a well-tolerated running gag (which I mostly associate with Cala, but what do I know).

See you all three years ago.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 6:39 AM
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161: I blame all this on the coming of the Mongols. 1/14 changed everything.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 6:44 AM
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Well I'll be tessellated, I thought all this time that the numbers on the comments were below. Now I see that they are above. I've been someone else all along! I wonder who?


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 7:16 AM
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I haven't forgotten the cherished ideals upon which this community was built, Standpipe. You can facerape me whenever you like.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 7:51 AM
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I got kind of a cold chill when Ogged said he was going on hiatus. Like, will he blog with us every second weekend? Will it be just like before, only he's on some other blog downtown?
What about my birthday and the school play?

I want a refund from that therapist.

Penny made me laugh.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 7:57 AM
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That's not funny.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 7:58 AM
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so you need informal, small-scale social events, repeated long enough to get comfortable putting things on the table. Hm. Have you considered working on a campaign?

Some advice on choosing the right campaign to maximize your chances of scoring booty.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 7:59 AM
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Damn you and your interpositions, will.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:00 AM
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I understand, but don't like it!


Posted by: LARRY ZIEGLER | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:17 AM
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This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative.


Posted by: RON ZIEGLER | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:30 AM
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I was just playing got yer nose.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:32 AM
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Face, please tell the court, what were you wearing at the moment of the encounter with the accused? Nothing at all, you say? Interesting. Wouldn't you agree that your utter nakedness could be interpreted as signalling interest in sex?


Posted by: Cock Puppet's defense counsel | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:49 AM
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172:

I imagine that it is difficult getting a firm handle on your client.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:57 AM
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115-16: At least we can be reasonably certain he won't be moonlighting at the Washington Monthly this time.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:07 AM
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161: See Standpipe's blog for an explanation of why my comment was, in fact, funny.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:08 AM
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But it wasn't even sex. It was got yer nose.
I feel my representation is inadequate. Yeah, that's it, my representation's inadequate.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:10 AM
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B, I just sent you an MP3 at the yahoo mail, for reasons that are even more apparent now that I've checked into the thread.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:12 AM
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When you stop to examine the issue, the nose penetrated me.

Hmm, maybe I should represent myself.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:17 AM
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i should have written at


Posted by: OutOfTheBlue | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:22 AM
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177: Ooh, free music!

I've heard that one--and yes, it's teh awesome--but didn't have a copy of it. Merci buckets!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:26 AM
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I kind of want to have a sex change just so I can take care of this teofilo problem once and for all.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:29 AM
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Well, okay, actually this is why I want the sex change, and the teo thing is just a sideshow.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:30 AM
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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, consider the nose. A delicious, tantalizing plum to feign picking, both for the dizzying moment of wish fulfillment in which the nose can exist, in fantasy, as both part of my body and cherished other, finally completing my noseless form? Or a viscious, assaultive protuberance, jutting and pecking this way and that, unheeding of the air molecules it might displace, finally thrusting into a gentle cock puppet who wanted nothing but to give it a gentle caress? Either way you construe it, I can hardly be thought to have committed a crime. Avert the miscarriage of justice this megalomaniacal prosecution is determined to perpetrate for its own foul aims. Throw this runaway trolley from the tracks, or at least throw a fat man in front of it, and in so doing, spare at least five baby Cock Puppets. Not guilty! ladies in gentleman--er, ladies and gentleman, that is. As pure as the day I was born.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 9:34 AM
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Cock Puppet, the prosecution is offering to reduce the charges to First Degree Tickling with Intent to Nosepick. They'll recommend to the judge that you serve no time. I urge you to plead out.


Posted by: Cock Puppet's defense counsel | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 10:26 AM
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Perhaps the genital puppetry movement needs a martyr.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 10:37 AM
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185: You have no idea what happens to guys like you behind bars, do you? I'm telling you, take the probation!


Posted by: Cock Puppet's defense counsel | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 10:39 AM
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Am I a boy?

Time for a Cock Puppet self-inventory!

My favorite things are fire trucks, the ballet, Bryan Adams, quiche, and snapping people on the butt with towels.

I have an orifice and a protuberance. I like to play games like got yer nose.

So confusing.

Maybe they will put me in women's prison. I shall get a tattoo with ink from ball point pen from Rhonda, a grifter from Albuquerque who lost an eye in a dispute over the authenticity of a supposed Pollack she sold for three million to a fence/meth kingpin that she had really made with tartar sauce and salsa packets hoarded over the course of months at her day job at Sizzler. That sounds fun. I'll bet Rhonda has a very beautiful nose. And I shall learn to crochet and knit myself an entire puppet family, one for every part of the body.

Women's prison it is!


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 10:57 AM
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Ah, yes, the insanity defense! Why didn't I think of that?


Posted by: Cock Puppet's defense counsel | Link to this comment | 01-15-08 8:21 PM
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We Bryan Adams fans have been marginalized and oppressed for decades, but this is the first I've been called insane. Didn't I fire you?

Oh, Bryan. I've endured worse than this, and I won't be driven away. Everything I doooo, I do it for yoooou.


Posted by: Cock Puppet | Link to this comment | 01-16-08 8:06 AM
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what about Kid Bitzer, BTW? Disappeared.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-19-08 9:51 AM
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