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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:56 PM
Original message
The lounge is where wannabes post for attention and responses are validation
Or maybe it's just me.

Discuss.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:18 PM
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1. I guess I hit too close to home
Well, the first step is admitting you have a problem.

Or you can admit that I have a problem.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:25 PM
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31. Funny how you accuse us all of attention seeking...
...then kick your own post when we decide to ignore you.

I do have a question. Wannabe what? If we're all wannabes here, what is it we wanna be?

Also, what the hell is the point of making this sweeping judgment. Are you trying to inspire self reflection in order to improve the quality of discourse here? If that's true, there's probably a better way to do that than with a quick, sweeping insult.

Or do you see that it's true, some people are here for attention and validation, and other people enable that, and you're so proud of yourself for not only being able to detect this, but to look down on it, that you just had to advertise?

There are all kinds of people here, and they share things for all kinds of reason. I think even the most evolved among us has felt a little pang at some point when a thread they thought was clever or interesting sunk without comment. I think even the most secure among us has come here to feel the support of like-minded people.

This is a social forum. This is a place where people do get personal, and ego, emotion, intellect, character, all come into play. Sometimes the result is pretty ugly. Other times it's enlightening. Most of the time it is at least somewhat entertaining.

I have to go. I have visitors.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:25 PM
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43. i thought i was making fun of myself
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 09:28 PM by CreekDog
i was being blatantly hypocritical and then i said that actually that only explains my posts.

sorry?!

oh yeah, one more thing:

I expressly forbid anybody in the DU Lounge to attempt to improve the quality of the discourse here.

Forbidden. If you try, that's a paddlin.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:12 AM
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64. Sorry and thanks for explaining.
I guess a bunch of us took that out of context. Thanks for replying with such great humor.

:hi:

You could have said something like, "Defensive much?"--but instead you DID improve the quality of discourse, ha HA!
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:19 PM
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2. No, you're right.
:hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:23 PM
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3. The lounge is where I come to bullshit with people that I like.
Nothing more nothing less.
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 PM
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15. same here
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:19 PM
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58. me too
I even respond to folks who have major disagreements with me in GDP
Some people take online far too seriously for their own good.

There are indeed some insecure and needy folks in the lounge, but there are some really big hearts available to accomodate them so it balances out.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:25 PM
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4. Ugly, Judgmental and Shortsighted. NT
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:26 PM
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5. Please steer us towards your most profound posts on other forums.
That would be a good start.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:42 PM
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48. i'm not profound. i think i wax eloquent in my disdain for Rush
but even that is really low-brow to tell the truth.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:26 PM
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6. you are so off base
we have a good time here

without the drama of GD and GDP

you can have it.....


we know how to have a good time....
let me ask you???
When was the last time GD and GDP had a group get together????
We have them often....


we can relax and have fun
get together and talk.....


lost

:hi: :hi: :hi: :hi: :hi:
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:31 PM
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9. Thank you for posting, and being here. NT
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:27 PM
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7. oh yeah
its you



lost

pppfffttt


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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:29 PM
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8. Give us links to your last ten posts.
It would be so nice to meet the acquaintance of someone who has not personal issues that need to be discussed privately in the lounge.

You are definetly some sort of perfect hero, and I need to accept you as a role model, so please provide us with links to your heroic posts.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:33 PM
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11. You are my HERO!!!!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hi:

lost in NJ!!!


(((hug))))
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:36 PM
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14. C'mon, give the OP a break.
I'm very certain that he doesn't hold himself to a different standard - that he's just pointing this out.

GEEEEEESH!
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:36 PM
Response to Reply #14
45. Thank you. You know, I'm the only one guilty of the behavior I wrote about (nt)
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:43 PM
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49. look i don't have time, first i need to find those ass antlers
and that's turning out to be difficult.

and why can't the usa have hot dog vending machines?!
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:32 PM
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10. uhmmm
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:24 PM by Tuesday Afternoon
yes.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:35 PM
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12. Yyyyup.
:thumbsup:

A few more so than others, but there is much on the internet that provides for self-validation and attention getting. It is a narcissist's dream.

~Writer~
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:36 PM
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13. A good percentage of my OPs garner no response.
So I've had to learn to respond to myself to get attention.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:45 PM
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19. Hey, Peake, just remember:
You are not crazy if you talk to yourself-- just if you take your own advice :D

:hi:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:19 PM
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27. You validate me! You really validate me!


:rofl: :hi:
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 PM
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16. ASS ANTLERS (in all caps)


validate me!!!!
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #16
29. Have you seen billyskank's new signature line?
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:25 PM
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32. That's awesome!!
:rofl:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:43 PM
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17. Dog-- in a word, the lounge is about camaraderie:
Offering/providing friendship,
an outlet for venting/ranting
A place for clever repartee,
A chance to chill and lol.

It's just you, so relax, and just enjoy! :toast:
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:45 PM
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18. This response is for validation purposes only. eom
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:46 PM
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20. I agree
I have come here to post something personal because I love getting advice from liberal minded people, and I had no one else that I could talk to at that time.
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Perseid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:47 PM
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21. and your point which is not self evident is.....what?
hee hee

Of course. You write that as if it's a bad thing!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:52 PM
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22. You couldn't be more wrong.
The Lounge is a place of friendship and love. It's like a little family in here, and like any family we have all kinds of personalities. We accept them for who they are and love them anyway. And like any family we have our fights and disagreements even becoming estranged from one another, but that's how life is. We don't really wish ill on any of our brothers and sisters, but we'll laugh at them if they fall down or tease them for being a dork. It's family. And it's ours. And we love it.

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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:01 PM
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24. Good Post
I don't have anything to add to that right now, except that I remember my mom printing up all the lounge posts and bringing them tomewhen I was in the hospital and how much it meant to me.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:56 PM
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23. It's just you. n/t
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:10 PM
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25. I hope not - 'cause if that's the case I'm spectacularly unvalidated
No one has responded to me all day. :(

(However, this post is just a pathetic attempt to get a response with a sob story, so perhaps you're right after all... ;))

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:55 PM
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38. mmmmm validation validation mmmmmmmm
Ok then, feel better??

:hi:

:rofl:
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:25 PM
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54. Oh yeah, that hit the spot...
:P
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:37 PM
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46. I validate thee (nt)
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:29 PM
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56. Jackpot! Two validations from one post! Life is sweet... (nt)
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:19 PM
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26. I thought it was for people
who needed to put the shotgun down from their mouth after being in GD too long and found worthless things to laugh about thus being able to live another day. Or maybe that's just me.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:21 PM
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28. that's the entire point of posting on the internet
sure, the lounge gets a little gag-worthy now and then, but so does everything.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:24 PM
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30. I really don't think *everyone* in the Lounge is here for the same reason.
But I'm sure there are some folks here for the very reasons you suggest.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:26 PM
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33. maybe just you...????
or maybe everyone likes to have attention and validation

I WOULDN'T CALL THE LOUNGE WANNABEES though

lots of people post here, and there, and everywhere here at DU


your generalization is offensive, even if you meant it in jest

:hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:26 PM
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34. And what, exactly, is your purpose in posting this B.S.?
:shrug:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:32 PM
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35. Nice CreekDog, Good CreekDog!
So how's that workin' out for ya?

:hi:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 PM
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36. Considering that you're posting here in the lounge, trying to get a rise out of people... um... yeah
Sure. You do your thing. The rest of us will keep doing what we were doing already here.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:51 PM
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37. the sweet part is the "wanna be" :D
ten pounds thinner.. at the beach.. asleep.. :hi:
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:57 PM
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39. I'm F.I.N.E
F = f**ked up
I = Immature
N = Neurotic
E = Emotionally Insecure

Other than that I'm FINE

Do you validate parking?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:00 PM
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40. You're a tool, discuss
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:01 PM
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41. post and run
:eyes:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:45 PM
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50. what? i can't *work* all day, i have to come home eventually
and i didn't run, i drove.
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:25 PM
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42. This is why I'm so distrustful of people who claim not to like Rush!


And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
By kicking someone's ass
Kicking someone's ass

:evilgrin:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:40 PM
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47. wow, you got a good memory
you probably remember all those electronic Rush drumbeats.

i guess i deserve the ass-kicking i'm getting in here.

it was a joke, it was meant to be hypocritical-sounding.

if anyone looks at my last 100 posts in here, there is nobody more guilty of what i said thannnnnn

ME!
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:01 PM
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52. I've got a datafile of all the people who have ever expressed displeasure over Rush's music.
So we've got our eye on you!

I actually thought your post was funny. Of course, given my sense of humor, some might not consider that a compliment.

:blush:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:05 PM
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53. You have a terrific sense of humor --you like Rush
i'm kidding ya.

i really don't like Rush, but the main reason is because i had a roommate when i was a freshman in college who loved Rush and would play it and then bother me by saying,

"listen to this part..."

"did you notice that?"

"that was hella awesome"

He was almost as annoying as another friend who used to say, "hey man, do you got a tapedeck, i wanna play my favorite song
--it's by me"
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:31 PM
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44. I just post here to get my parking validated.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:53 PM
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51. Pretty much yes. Just like any other DU forum and almost any facet of life.
Nothin' new folks, move along...
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:26 PM
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55. now I see it. nt.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:13 PM
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57. Here's a picture of me.


*pphhhlththtlthlbt*
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:25 PM
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59. mmm better than the cereal box
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 11:26 PM by CreekDog
*smack* :9
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:34 PM
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60. HAW, HAW *snort*
:rofl: Well, thanks for making me happy I posted ANYTHING tonight. I was going to stay offline. But, I think you're funny. Take it easy, you.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #60
61. wow, thanks!
take care out there in NC.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:00 AM
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62. If you feel that way, why the fuck are you here? Looking for some validation?
Redstone
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:02 AM
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63. ahem, i did not disapprove
:banghead:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:13 AM
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65. people post on the internet for attention and validation.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:39 AM
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66. Nice post, Hitler...

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the President his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed."

"OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!"

His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands.

Finally, the President looks up and asks, "How many is a brazillion?"

:hi:
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