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The best response to "I bet you're judging me" is "of course, judging is inevitable."

Question for the gallery. What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:05 PM
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An ex-roommate of ours had a car so filthy with fast food bags that a cop, having decided we were junkies and thus searching the car for mountains of narcotics doubtless hidden beneath the papery waves, gave up his quest for drugs after shifting aside just one corner of the pile with the tips of two gloved fingers. It was so gross that it scared off the law.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:07 PM
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Once I left a hanging comma,


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:07 PM
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(And of course I just set myself up, so that every future post for the rest of my years, someone will quip, "This was the horrible one, right? We're not judging!")


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:09 PM
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Question for the gallery. What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

"In every respect except moral worth."


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:10 PM
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3 - it doesn't make you start singing?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:10 PM
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What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

"I am."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:13 PM
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Also, my car isn't quite as bad as heebie's college date, but it is pretty bad. Judge away. I don't give a shit.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:14 PM
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My car was first owned by a man with five children, and then had a farm cat accidentally shut in it for five days. We cleaned it with a steam cleaner and it still smells of ammonia on strong days.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:16 PM
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What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

Laughter, surprised, delighted.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:17 PM
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On hot days, that is. Verble smerble snarf.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:17 PM
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9: Poor kitty! Did it live?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:17 PM
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it's not funny! It's dangerous!


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:17 PM
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In every respect except moral worth.

I am

These are both strong entrants. Has anyone here seen "Red Rock West?"


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:19 PM
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ahem. dangerous


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:20 PM
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Yes, but not in a long time.

From Cala's link:

Let this be a warning to us all.
Funny.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:20 PM
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My car was first owned by a man with five children,

and every child had five immediate family members, the mother being deceased, and every family member had five immediate family members, and every family member had five immediate family members, and every family member had five immediate family members, and every family member had five immediate family members, and every family member had five immediate family members, and every family member had five immediate family members.

Man, children, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members: how many people were in the car when I bought it?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:22 PM
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My best friend in high school and I used to claim our favorite song went like so:

"When you"


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:22 PM
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None.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:22 PM
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Are they still "people" if they're dead and crammed in the trunk?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:23 PM
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"I do try not to fly in the face of public opinion."


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:23 PM
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he said, "I bet you're judging me."

"Yes I am, you dirty fucking hippy."


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:25 PM
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Man, children, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members, family members: how many people were in the car when I bought it?

You were the bus driver.

Ummon, rebuking Tozan's spiritless responses, said: "You are good for nothing! You simply wander from one monastery to another."

You are Burl Ives, and I claim my five pounds.

The surgeon was the boy's mother.

Who cares about you anyway? You're nothing but a pack of cards.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:26 PM
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12: Yup. It was no worse for wear, just very hungry and a bit annoyed.

17: That dealership in St. Ives always rips you off.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:26 PM
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You don't bury the survivors!


Posted by: Currence | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:27 PM
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24.1: Oh, good. In that case, I'm really sorry about the car.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:29 PM
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Question for the gallery. What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

You think you're worse than me. Who am I to disagree?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:29 PM
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We're judging you for dating such a slob.

Actually, the best would be if you posted photos of your own car mess.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:29 PM
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You might, if the plane landed right on the border, and you had to figure out something to do with them.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:29 PM
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23: What if I give you this thermometer? Will you tell me then?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:30 PM
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22 mysteriously annoys me. O Gonerill.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:30 PM
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Maybe you don't.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:31 PM
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Many respectable elderpersons with jobs have that kind of car.

Not me, but if I did have a car, it would be like that.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:31 PM
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12: Yup. It was no worse for wear, just very hungry and a bit annoyed.

Cf. engine dog (story).


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:31 PM
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32 to 25.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:31 PM
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So was 29.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:32 PM
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33: Piss-smelling, or filled with fast food wrappers?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:32 PM
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23: What if I give you this thermometer? Will you tell me then?

And before he had finished weighing the chocolate, Tozan was enlightened.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:32 PM
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22 mysteriously annoys me. O Gonerill.

Uh oh.

I am chastened.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:34 PM
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26: You'd have been tickled by my father-in-law's reaction. He is not a man given to emotional expression or sentimentality, but he fussed over that cat like most people fuss over new babies.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:36 PM
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An ex-roommate of ours had a car so filthy with fast food bags

That was me in the early 70s. Had a big 4-door Ford, would get off work, light up a joint, stop at MacDonalds, throw the bag and drink container over my shoulder. Light up another, go to the party.

For like a year. Car eventually died in a suburb, I walked home and bought a motorcycle. Have no idea what happened to the car.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:40 PM
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Maybe I should have left 41 a mystery.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:41 PM
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40: Awww.

My mom's dad was like that. Farmer, taciturn, etc. But every once in a while he'd really light up, and it was usually over an animal.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:45 PM
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17: Young w-lfs-n, there were but two, as you well know, having been present for the event -- myself and your mother, engaged in sexual intercourse.

We had met through the personals section of the New York Review of Books, and we found that one of the only things we had in common was that we can only get off if we're having sex in a car that is in the process of being sold. We eventually decided to be "just friends."


Posted by: F. Winston Codpiece III | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:45 PM
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To one aspect of the post, the fact is that I don't judge someone for a car filled with junk food detritus -- one just observes, no? I see that you eat a lot of junk food, and you don't put a high premium on neatness -- but I would most definitely judge the littering.

Otherwise this all seems a manufactured exercise.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:49 PM
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37: Fast food bags, etc. Piss wouldn't be entirely ruled out, but I wouldn't do anything to make sure it smelled like piss.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:50 PM
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Now I'm remembering more gross stuff he did, like pee in a gallon milk jug while playing video games so he didn't have to get up. And puke in his dressor drawer, and then he shut it and pretended it never happened.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:54 PM
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He ain't got a motor in the back of his Honda?


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:55 PM
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3 - it doesn't make you start singing?

No, but I guess it should have.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:55 PM
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Heebie is going to post??? Fabulous.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:56 PM
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Oh no, my anaconda escaped!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:56 PM
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my car is very messy.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:57 PM
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47: Heebie takes the "bad boy" thing to extraordinary lengths. The peeing-in-a-jug courtship strategy seldom works, at least not in my experience.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:58 PM
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47: I tried to play it down by means of my last (hilarious) comment, but I guess it turns out that I was right to worry that you would mine our relationship for material once you became a fancy-pants "front-page blogger," Ms. Geebie.


Posted by: F. Winston Codpiece III | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:58 PM
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47: Okay. Heebie, you really need to paint a clear scenario from the get-go if you're going to post about judging people. Ambiguity doesn't do.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:59 PM
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54: Is that really you, Cunty McPoop-shoot?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 8:59 PM
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Not everyone's as familiar with the archives as you are, FWC, so you might want to provide a link to that last hilarious comment of yours.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:00 PM
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You remember my stage name!


Posted by: F. Winston Codpiece III | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:00 PM
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FWC is your stage name?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:01 PM
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47, 53: one of my college roommates kept a (varyingly) empty gatorade bottle next to the bed so he didn't have to walk all 8 feet down the hallway in the night.

We were mostly outraged that he neither hid the bottle when there were lady friends over, nor emptied/cleaned it at any consistent rate. Potential for high-stakes mistakes in the night seemed a little overwhelming.


Posted by: Cecily | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:03 PM
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It's "poop-chute" in polite company, Geebie.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:04 PM
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I feel strangely pwned.


Posted by: F. Winston Codpiece III | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:04 PM
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And puke in his dressor drawer, and then he shut it and pretended it never happened.

Yay, I dated Heebie! C'mon, my car wasn't that bad.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:06 PM
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47: You *dated* that guy?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:12 PM
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He was a puzzle to untangle.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:14 PM
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I don't think I have ever littered. 'Cept for cigarette butts, and I started pocketing those twenty years ago. I think it might have been that old Native American with the single tear.

Walking the dogs, I encounter litter, broken glass, every day in the nicest neighborhoods. I blame alcohol.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:15 PM
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I think it might have been that old Native American with the single tear.

Who was actually Italian.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:17 PM
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65 and the various stories of horrible young men in this thread just go to further support Adam's theory (which I think is completely correct).


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:17 PM
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She knew that there was a deep mathematical principle behind his practices, probably related to the Hairy Ball Theorem.

People laughed then, but when she gets the Fields Medal.... they probably won't notice, because what's the Fields Medal?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:17 PM
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If that motherfucker was Italian, count on me to litter even if I have to make an extra effort. Motherfucking Pope!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:20 PM
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The Pope is German, John.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:20 PM
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Next thing he'll be giving up Mazola for the same reason.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:27 PM
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Fuck the Germans too, then.

That's the most Charles Addams- / Edward Gorey- looking Pope ever, BTW.

Actually, I have no idea what most other Popes looked like. I welcome other suggestions.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:27 PM
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Remember when Gay Nazis for Christ was just a clever name for an intramural softball team?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:31 PM
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What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

I think everyone is.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 9:32 PM
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The same ex-roommate with the cop-scaring car had this exchange with Rah just this weekend:

Him: "One time I was so tired and sick that I peed in an empty 20-ounce bottle in my room rather than go to the bathroom."
Rah: "And what was that like?"
Him: "Really terrifying at the end, because I peed exactly 20 ounces."


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 10:04 PM
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Stands to reason, if the bottle was a recent discard!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 10:07 PM
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Stands to reason, if the bottle was a recent discard!

I know the old saying that women don't sweat, but apparently heebie doesn't fog mirrors when she breathes on them, either.

Do you reflect?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06-23-08 10:24 PM
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I thought Jim was a keeper. He had a job (tick box one), it didn't involve performance art (tick box two) and, when we met, still had all five digits on his left hand (add an addendum).

Three dates later, his "friends" cut off his index finger. It was a rowdy stag weekend, but even they rarely end in the loss of a digit.

I can't lie. The real reason we broke up wasn't because Jim had the kind of friends who stood by while he put his hand in a blender. Nor was it because he was the kind of man who got so drunk that putting it in there seemed a good idea. It was because it was his stag weekend.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 6:53 AM
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Just one finger? The lady is being too strict. She's Obviously a controlling personality who will just keep adding on demands one after another and who will never be happy with anyone. 9-finger Jack is lucky to be rid of her.

Just to complete the survey: did Jack happen to be Scottish or Welsh?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 7:19 AM
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I have a friend who -- tired after a day of bike messengering and maybe 20 or 30 bowls into the evening -- would piss in one of the many Mountain Dew bottles scattered around his room. He had so many because he would buy one every day on the way home from work, usually drinking about a liter or so and leaving the remaining, half-drunk bottle open on his floor. Once every few months or so he would pick up all the bottles in his room and throw them out.

Hey, guess what Mountain Dew's the exact same color as?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:08 AM
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Hey, guess what Mountain Dew's the exact same color as?

Mello Yello?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:13 AM
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82: very, very close. If you'd said "Budweiser", you'd be even closer!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:15 AM
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The best part from apo's link: "Likewise, if, like my friend Sarah's last boyfriend, he hasn't made a friend since school, it's probable that his real interests don't run beyond boobs and computer games, no matter how many times he says he's seen The Mikado."


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:27 AM
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"And his dirty laundry." Reminiscent of the French Laundry....


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:37 AM
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72: We call it maize.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:39 AM
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84: and here I thought watching The Mikado, over and over, sobbing, was the way to cure my video game addiction.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:44 AM
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Wow. Just, wow.

When does Ogged come back?


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:48 AM
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Give a hoot, don't pollute the gene pool.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:53 AM
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88: Ogged who?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:53 AM
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NCProsecutor is banned. For life.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:53 AM
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86: Racist.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:54 AM
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92: Tell it to Crayola.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:55 AM
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92 to 91.


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93 to 94.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 8:58 AM
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93 to 95.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:01 AM
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Trapped!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:01 AM
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96 to 95.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:02 AM
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97: Hoist by your own petard.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:05 AM
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And now I'm going offline to get some work done, so you'll have to continue this conversation on your own, Sifu, which doesn't seem to present a problem.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:06 AM
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HEEBIE-GEEBIE,

The proper attitude any performing artist must have is "F you if you don't like it."

Anything less and you will corrupt the integrity of your art.

That is the correct attitude. In polite society the correct response to criticism is "that's one way to look at it" if you are feeling magnanimous or "if you don't like it don't read it" if you are feeling curt. If you are feeling curt perhaps you should stop that and attend to your writing.


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99: Hoist by your own petard.

"on"

Bwahahahahahahaha


Posted by: Tripp the Troll | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:09 AM
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102: since a "petard" is a bomb, actually, Kraab is more correct.

100 to 100.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:12 AM
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What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

Trick question. Who is saying this and what are the circumstances?

Otherwise the best response is anything from turning tail and flying like the wind to swinging the final blow that shuts somebody's pie hole. In between those one is also free to use words as appropriate.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:13 AM
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103: pwned!

And in only three minutes! Ah, the oldies are still the goodies.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:15 AM
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Turning tail and breaking wind shuts pie holes, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:16 AM
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104: You think your responses are better than ours?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:16 AM
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Oy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:17 AM
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108: Oi!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:19 AM
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110: doy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:20 AM
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Okay, I haven't actually managed to shut down my damn computer yet, so I must mention this:

Hamlet re: Claudius

There's letters seal'd: and my two schoolfellows,
Whom I will trust as I will adders fang'd,
They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way
And marshal me to knavery. Let it work;
For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar; and 't shall go hard
But I will delve one yard below their mines
And blow them at the moon: O, 'tis most sweet,
When in one line two crafts directly meet.

Further, it couldn't be more appropriate for Sifu:

Shakespeare's probable off-color pun "hoisted with his own petar" (i.e., fart) as reason for the spelling "petar" rather than "petard".

Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:27 AM
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And puke in his dresser drawer, and then he shut it and pretended it never happened.

I knew this guy! Remember when he puked on his carpet and then cut out the offending spot instead of cleaning it? I could've warned you about dating that guy.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:28 AM
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Fart, fart, fart, fart, fart.

Fail to clean.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:29 AM
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113: Um, you left out the hoisting part.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:38 AM
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Fart, fart, auto-hoist, fart?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:39 AM
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God, you all are so petarded.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:45 AM
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What's the best response to "you think you're better than me?"

"So?"


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:47 AM
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God, you all are so petarded.

Except 117, which is peeptarded.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:48 AM
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111: Sir Kraab,

Just what are you accusing me of, Sir? Are you saying I trolled this comment section, put a clue in my name, and then followed it up with a comment that would lead to flatulence, another clue?

Is that what you are saying?!

Do you think you are better than me?!

I'm just a poor guy out in the sticks who has come from humble beginnings who ban barely spell perogative. Don't pick on me.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:48 AM
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When 117 rocks out, he plays the keytar. And gets keytarded.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:49 AM
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MN is not the sticks. It's the center of world civilization.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:50 AM
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121: Don't you know how centrifugal force works?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:52 AM
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119 spelled "is banned" wrong.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:53 AM
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122: Dude! Radial!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:54 AM
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heebie,

Expanding on my answer in 101, your response, as a performing artist, to "Do you think you are better than me?" is:

"I. Do you think you are better than I. The "am" is implied."

Then run.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:54 AM
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118, 120: I don't get these, but I think I've been insulted.

And the proper response is again, "So?"


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:54 AM
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MN is not the sticks. It's the center of world civilization.

Hush. I'm waiting to see if he goes for it.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:56 AM
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120: And gets keytarded.

If the Black-Eyed Peas had redone that song as "Let's Get Keytarded," it would have actually been pretty awesome.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:56 AM
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I think I've been insulted.

Is it really an insult coming from a heebie-geetarded blogger, though?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:57 AM
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128: Fergie all humpin' a keytar.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:57 AM
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I think I've been insulted.

Really Poindexter? How'd you figure that one out? What's your problem? You think you're better than I?


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:59 AM
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This thread almost gave me a sudden-onset coma.


Posted by: F. Winston Codpiece III | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:59 AM
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128: Yeah, their decision to go with "Let's Get Keystarted" was lame.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 9:59 AM
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am.

Hey. Belligerence is fun. Look it up.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:00 AM
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125: I never asked the question. I know that when someone asks if I think I'm better than them, that I should pick up their hand and caress it and say, "Only based on looks, smarts, and charisma. But you've got the snaggle-tooth market cornered."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:01 AM
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133, 128: so have I told the story yet of watching the Peatards perform "Let's Get It Started" at the DNC in '04, and thinking, uncomfortably, "I wonder how many of the people clapping along know the actual words to this song?"

Now I have, I guess. It was a weird feeling, let me tell you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:02 AM
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Is it really an insult coming from a heebie-geetarded blogger, though?

Rubber, glue, Mr. A---trophied blogger.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:02 AM
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47 was sooo unbelievably disgusting.

I suppose a true "alpha male" can do such things and still be surrounded by willing women. Metrosexuals like me are stuck using the toilet. Like a girl.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:02 AM
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"I wonder how many of the people clapping along know the actual words to this song?"

Yeah, but how many of them would have felt uncomfortable singing the real words?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:03 AM
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The least you could do for yourself is shit in the shower.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:03 AM
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139: it just seemed like a weird choice for, you know, celebrating the best and brightest of your political party. Couldn't they have gone with "I Wanna Be Sedated"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:05 AM
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Oh right, I didn't notice where you said you were. "I Wanna Be Sedated" doesn't fit to the rhythm, though. "Let's Get Sedated"?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:11 AM
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"Let's Lose Ohio"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:12 AM
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136.1: Someone should do a book about the painfully awkward history of political campaign anthems. "Let's Get it Started" and "Born in the USA" could both make appearances.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:13 AM
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144: Reagan and "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" would have to be on there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:15 AM
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143: "Shitty Future" would be a propos.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:15 AM
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I'm so bright my mother calls me "Sonny."

I knew a guy in college who puked on his roommate's carpet and covered it with a throw rug and it wasn't discovered for two days. That was a fluke. He dated my sister. Ah fraternities.

And my 'worst date' story involved a female puking on my car door and down into the door pocket and her subsequent request for a kiss at the door.

It was bad but not that bad.

I've tasted worse.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:24 AM
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Metrosexuals like me are stuck using the toilet. Like a girl sitzpinkler.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 10:29 AM
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144: I assume you're referring to when Reagan tried to use "Born in the USA." I still remember reading George Will's column about how great it was to have this cheerful, pro-American pop song. On the ball as usual.

I'm sure he thought the video portrayed America before Reagan brought us the morning.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 06-24-08 1:20 PM
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