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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:59 AM

I could wait till I've been here ten years to introduce myself...

But that'd involve waiting another couple of months, and I don't do waiting well...

Despite my post count, many people may mistake me for a newbie as I spent much of my time at DU2 residing in the Israel/Palestine forum which was at one point the most civil and friendly place to be at DU if you wanted to sit and nod sagely while you watch people around you being tomb-stoned on a daily basis..

Oh, I'm also Australian. Don't know if I should mention that or not...

Things I don't like:

Planes and flying anywhere
Boring shit
Music that's crap
Hypocrisy
Dishonesty
Attempts to reinvent oneself
Nickelback
'Have a nice day'
'Would you like fries with that'
Having to pay tax
Stupid people
Tradesmen

Things I do like:

Watching episode after episode of Air Crash Investigation before flying
People at DU who I got to be friends with and ended up being sincere and honest people
Bread and butter pudding
Shit-stirrers who are intelligent and witty
Pearl Jam
People who create websites and don't ditch them after a few weeks like I do
Those who know about the Israel/Palestine conflict and don't think it's a one-sided good guys vs bad guys thing
Rain, frost, sleet and dark clouds
Honesty
Stupid people (for entertainment value - refer to I/P group for further information)

Anyway, I really feel timid and worried I won't fit in here at DU. Any ideas on what to do and say to make people think I'm really awesome would be welcomed!!!






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Reply I could wait till I've been here ten years to introduce myself... (Original post)
Violet_Crumble Jun 2012 OP
cyberswede Jun 2012 #1
Skinner Jun 2012 #2
ellisonz Jun 2012 #3
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #4
Make7 Jun 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2012 #9
Make7 Jun 2012 #13
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #5
shcrane71 Jun 2012 #7
wsx111 Jun 2012 #8
Fortinbras Armstrong Jun 2012 #10
Violet_Crumble Jun 2012 #14
Fortinbras Armstrong Jun 2012 #17
grantcart Jun 2012 #11
Violet_Crumble Jun 2012 #15
Scurrilous Jun 2012 #12
Violet_Crumble Jun 2012 #16

Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:38 AM

1. Howdy!

Nice post!

I love bad weather, too - especially thunderstorms and blizzards.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. Just jump right in!

You'll do fine.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 01:39 PM

3. Paying taxes is patriotic - there is only one higher form of loyalty.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 07:46 PM

4. You had me at

"don't like Nickleback"..


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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 07:37 PM

6. Nickelback, June 13, Idaho center

 
You can spend $45 to go see Nickelback this week.

Or you could buy 45 hammers from the dollar store, hang them from the ceiling at eye level and spend an evening banging the demons out of your dome.

  <-more->

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/dont-listen-here/Content?oid=2662087

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Response to Make7 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:32 PM

9. I love reviews like that...

and i don't even know who/what Nickleback is.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:45 AM

13. Apparently not everyone does...

 
Best Responses to the Nickelback Kerfuffle  (WARNING: some politically incorrect and/or offensive comments at link)

... Psychologically speaking...I can say with confidence that you ARE the quintessential "loser" kid from high school who still hates the "popular" kids and blames them for all of your loser whoas as an adult. No wonder you ended up a "journaist". Happens everytime. Your all the same. I would have taken your lunch money in school...everyday...just saying. Hey...great job being a "journalist".
It's a gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 04:50 AM

5. Nice to know you, Violet!

And welcome to DU! It's great to have you with us!

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:41 PM

7. Come to the US if you don't like to pay taxes (and you make a lot of money)...

Otherwise, you'll be stuck paying 10-20% in income taxes, despite the lies that Rethuglicans tell.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:15 AM

8. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:00 AM

10. What music is crap?

My first reaction on reading that you don't like "crap music" was to think of Louis Armstrong's remark, "There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind." I agree with him, he played the good kind. On the other hand, I have an absolute passion for Mozart, a love that is not shared by all.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:37 AM

14. Well, Mozart's kind of boring, but doesn't fall into the crap category...

I'm eclectic when it comes to what I think is crap and it ranges from Blur to Creed and a whole lot of crap inbetween....

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:48 AM

17. Blur to Creed is not very far

I start with Mozart -- which is not boring -- and go on to ragtime and stride piano. Not long after we were married, my wife said that if when I was practicing the piano, she heard me play "Scott Joplin's New Rag" or "A Fistful of Keys" one more time, she would scream. So I played "Peacherine Rag" and then "Ain't Misbehavin'". She screamed.

Right now, I'm listening to Paul Simon's Graceland. After that, it will probably be Dan Bern's New American Language, or possibly Mozart's Great Mass in C, where both the Kyrie and the Laudamus Te from the Gloria send shivers up my spine.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:16 PM

11. "Have a nice day"


given your post that would be the typical Aussie reaction based on the Aussie's I know.

You must be alright if you don't mind hanging with the 'septic tanks'.

I was at a meeting once in an Australian company whose subsidiary I worked for was considering setting up a manufacturing plant in New Guinea. They were talking about one of their old mates from Australia (this was being discussed in Thailand) and somebody said,
"I dunno about him really, all he does is run after the Sheilas, chase the ponies and drink piss".

That really was a discussion stopper and everyone who knew him nodded in agreement.

After an awkward silence somebody said "well what was wrong with him?".

You should fit in around here, no worries, she'll be apples!.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:47 AM

15. LOL. Thanks for the local slang welcome!

Chase the ponies = put a bet on at the races? My granddad used to call it 'putting a flutter on the gee-gees'...

I learn a lot by hanging out with the Americans here, and only rarely get caught saying something that I later find out Americans don't understand. My evil masterplan is to have you all talking the same way as me by late 2015!

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 02:35 AM

12. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 08:49 AM

16. Nice to meet you, Scurrilous...

It's like we've known each other for years!

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