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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:56 PM
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Poll question: Should I NOT Post Silly News Stories Anymore In The Lounge?
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 PM by matcom
It has been pointed out to me over and over again that the only contribution I make here is inane postings in the LOUNGE that help nobody. Apparently, the REST of my "contributions" go unread because I am known as this "Lounge Moran" who doesn't do a THING for the cause.

Note: I am NOT asking for accolades here but if you feel that all I do is make the Lounge a "sillier place" then tell me here and i will stop today.

I want to do more and think i HAVE but feel that we all need a little humor in our lives. I wouldn't start this if it was just one or two who have said this.... but this is the most regular criticism against me. Apparently, some feel that I cannot have a "serious opinion" on matters because of my time in the Lounge.

Voice it here. I'll abide.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:57 PM
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1. Its the first thing I read every morning.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 PM by MikeG
BTW, your Pats are neck and neck with 3 other teams in my Super Bowl poll.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:17 PM
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24. Matcom News is a public service!
Who else will tell me when naked men are found covered in nacho cheese or when people hang from meathooks for fun?

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:58 PM
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2. Oh, horseshit!
Just because we like to enjoy ourselves and exercise our sense of humor does not invalidate our opinions one iota. Anyone who thinks that way is just a damned elitist! :P
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:59 PM
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3. I'm sorry, are you new here?
"matcom"...not ringing any bells... :shrug:




I keed because I love... ;) :loveya:
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 PM
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4. We All Need Humor
GD gets a "little" heavy sometimes and I don't think my cats are up to the task of protecting me all the time.


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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 PM
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5. You should just avoid posting ANYTHING in the Lounge...
...as you are an asshat.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:01 PM
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6. that's GOOD right?
right?
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:04 PM
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11. Of course.
Dickhead.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:14 PM
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23. Yeah, fuckstick
Now make me some fuckin pancakes
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:12 PM
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31. A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
:silly:
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:01 PM
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7. I'd have to stop too
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 PM by khephra
I post weird news as well....sometimes before you do. But you have such a large fan base that they ignore my weird news for yours.

:evilgrin:

:loveya: Bro!
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 PM
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8. Don't you dare fucking stop!!!!
I won't try to seduce you anymore if you cut off my supply of Matcom News!!!

How else will I convince the people at work I e-mail the links to that I'm so ahead of the curve?????
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 PM
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9. Two things
First off, under no circumstances should you stop posting in the Lounge. You're about the best thing about this place. :)

Second though, you have to be prepared for the flak you're gonna get if you accuse others of "wasting bandwidth" on other forums. There are a lot of people on DU who consider the entire Lounge a waste of bandwidth. (This is a huge pet peeve of mine personally because you gotta laugh sometimes.)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:04 PM
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12. please post the link where i wrote: "wasting bandwidth"
thank you :loveya:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:02 PM
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20. Well, in post #55 of that thread it was zaj...
who called it a "waste of bandwidth". So I apologize for getting you two confused.

My initial response in post #60 was to him and not you, but then our little flamewar started with your response to me and I reckon I got the two of y'all mixed up. Mea culpa. You did not use that particular phrase. And I apologize for getting it wrong. However it is easy to infer that you agreed with him since your response to him was "DING! DING! DING! We have a winner". :)

BTW, as much as we fight on this one topic. :loveya: too. :) If everybody agreed all the time it would be a boring old world.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:03 PM
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10. isnt the term "lounge moran" oxymoronic?
cannot be offensive. The GD losers all have 'lounge envy' 'cuz their coil is a tad too tight.

they are so fricking tight you could put a piece of charcoal up their ass and get a diamond back

fuck 'em if they cant take a joke
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:05 PM
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13. you gotta be joking...
it's the lounge for christ's sake! i am astonished that duers would bitch about these posts. personally, i take 'em or leave 'em, but please don't stop. if you do, the terrorists win.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:05 PM
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14. Matt, FUCK that!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:11 PM by Amaya
I wish the Lounge was the way it use to be. I look forward to your posts.

:loveya: Don't ever change.





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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:07 PM
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15. Fuck 'em ALL....
....I say..whoever said THAT...NEEDS....NUMEROUS KICKS to the GROIN! *KUNG FU KICKS* :evilgrin:

Don't EVER change to suit someone else! :loveya:



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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:12 PM
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16. Keep postin' the wierd shit...................................
We're all adults here, folks who don't like it can just ignore it. Now watch this drive!
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:24 PM
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17. Honey, you're the sex substitute..
Since Skinner shut down the sex threads, you're the best we've got.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:30 PM
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18. Bring this place right into the ground
Post away!
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:54 PM
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19. Please post more wierd shit, especially during office hours
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM
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21. Withouth you - how would I know about the nude nacho cheese guy?
I mean, really, matcom, you're doing us all a service here! :D
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jdonaldball Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:12 PM
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22. Do not waste Beltwidth or Bandwidth. Pop another joke.
Whenever I think I might be wasting my Beltwidth I pop another beer.
Do not waste Bandwidth either. Pop another silly news story please.
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Bat Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:20 PM
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25. Full of sound and fury, and signifying nothing...
Okay, maybe not so much the sound part.

And you don't strike me as particularly furious...

But your posts do signify nothing, and as such are one third Shakespearian in their artistry.

So there.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:20 PM
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26. You know what they say
If they can't take a joke, then **** 'em.

I appreciate a little levity now and again, I thought that's what the Lounge was for!!

Personally, I like Matcom's News of the Weird posts. But I am little biased, so don't listen to me :evilgrin:

:loveya:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:24 PM
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27. Hell no!
Post away, Matcom. I love reading wierd news. It's a good way to chill out from the day. Just means your a smart person who also has a sense of humor.

People who never poke their heads of of GD or GD2004 worry me. You can't be effective if you are continually obsessing about your situation in your head rather than acting on it.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:29 PM
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28. If I didn't want to be silly,
I wouldn't have stopped in the lounge. If I want to have a serious discussion, I'll go to LBN. If I want to fight with someone, I'll go to GD. If I want to laugh or just talk to people, I'll come to the lounge.

I agree that we all need a little humor in our lives. Here's my addition for the day:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:30 PM
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29. Fuck those sad sacks Matcom
keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:40 PM
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30. You'll have to pry my Matcom News
outta my cold, dead hands!!!!

:D
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