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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:05 PM

As many of you know

MiddleFingerMom is active in two groups at DU, The DU Lounge and the Good News Group.


Now I don't know what the hell you guys do with him but all I know is that he starts every morning with an optimistic bit of fresh and hopeful news with a thread called "Find Something to be Happy about Today":

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12671635

It appears that after he starts all of us out with a smile on our faces he hangs out in the lounge and gets worn out in all of the high falutin' jocular nihilistic ramblings of the sophisticated witticisms of the self medicated 'cool kids' in Da Lounge.

Well all of us in the Good News Group are teetering on a high wire existence somewhere between the confidence of taking a Kiekregaard post breakfast leap into the world and a state of existential Sartrean angst filled nausea, spending the rest of the day vomiting under the nearest Chestnut Tree.

He's now asked to take a leave of absence from posting his signature feature in our group and from our small group of barely functional neurotics we would request that you would leave our beloved MFM alone and allow him to continue to lead our small group with a morning dose of good news.

Unlike the neurotics at the lounge we haven't mastered the skill of self medication.





Oh yeah MFM, get well, we mean it this time.

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grantcart Nov 2013 OP
UTUSN Nov 2013 #1
LiberalEsto Nov 2013 #2
grantcart Nov 2013 #5
cliffordu Nov 2013 #3
grantcart Nov 2013 #6
cliffordu Nov 2013 #10
grantcart Nov 2013 #11
cliffordu Nov 2013 #12
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2013 #4
femmocrat Nov 2013 #7
grantcart Nov 2013 #8
IrishAyes Dec 2013 #20
libodem Nov 2013 #9
nolabear Nov 2013 #13
lastlib Nov 2013 #14
UTUSN Nov 2013 #15
handmade34 Nov 2013 #16
hermetic Nov 2013 #17
grantcart Nov 2013 #18
hermetic Nov 2013 #19

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:14 PM

1. I resent!1 I am not now, and have never been, a "cool kid" in any Lounge!1

And from "Good News" one can go to Kiekregaard and Sartre AND re-enter "Good News"?!1 Talk about neuroses and self-med-ing!1

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:25 PM

2. I'm not sure what you're trying to accomplish with this post

 

but I don't think it was necessary to call us neurotics and make blanket assumptions about us.

You might not be aware of it but most of us are posting get well messages to MFM, trying to keep his spirits up, even give him something to chuckle about if we can.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018524709

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:44 PM

5. Actually what I said was that we are sharing MFM between two groups of neurotics.


It serves as another opportunity for people to pass on good wishes to MFM and letting people know that MFM's condition today is such that he is unable to post his daily thread at the Good News Group.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:28 PM

3. WELL......



Ok - you can have him back. But the drugs stay here.......And a couple of them nurses, too.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:44 PM

6. can we negotiate for the nurses?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

10. Sure: Double the drugs.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:04 PM

11. How about we send 5 times in your favorite placebo.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:13 PM

12. What, did the little woman find her way home again??

Sure, send her along!!!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:36 PM

4. ffs.

face/palm.

satire? sarcasm? cool kids? drugs? existential angst? mirror, mirror on the wall ...

I need more coffee.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:44 PM

7. Too many arcane references in there for me.

Wha'd he say? Does he think we are corrupting MFM?

Does he wanna arm wrestle to see who gets to keep him?

He thinks Lounge Lizards are the "cool kids"? Don't tell GD or those toughs will be coming over here to give us wedgies and swirlies.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:49 PM

8. lol

Sartre and Kierkegaard have become arcane?

Now you are making me feel like an old geezer, but I suppose you are right.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 27, 2013, 11:20 PM

20. Don't worry (not that you were). The classics never go out of style.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 01:23 PM

9. What about noogies

You forgot about noogies,a good Dutch rub on the back of a skull.

Why just this morning I grabbed a competitor at Black Friday shopping and gave them an atomic wedgie, a big noogie, and dragged them to the toilet for a swirlie. There is a proper order here. Never swirlie before you noogie. Of course I made this up. I would have kicked some shins first if this were for real.


Please get well MFM. We love you!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:39 PM

13. MFM Fight! MFM Fight!

He's OURS, dagnabbit, and you can't lay claim to him. If we wear him out with our hijinks (and WHO you calling non existential, Buddy?) then it's clear who he loves. So there.

Seriously, I hope he's reading all our concerns and good wishes and knows how much a part of the function and dysfunction of DU he really is.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:59 PM

14. I haven't thought about Kierkegaard or Sartre since Dr. McElwee forced them....

...on me in college thirty-plus years ago, and I'm not about to start thinking about them now! So just keep your Sartrean angst to yourselves over there, and leave us the hell alone--WITH MFM! We'll e-mail you The Loung Guide to Self-Medication just to placate you this time, but from there, you're on your own, pardnuh.

. In the meantime,

And, FYI, we Lounge denizens are very secure with our neuroses.......

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:52 PM

15. I *am* big. It's the *neuroses* that got small !1 n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:55 PM

16. ...

This is the DU member formerly known as handmade34.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:32 PM

17. Neurotics? Who started the Good News Group?

One fucking Grass Root, that's who. And as a friend of hers, I spend hours every day looking for a good news story to share every day. And it ain't easy. It's a whole lot easier to find a happy animal picture, and if MFM doesn't want to do that any more, I will. I mean. really, WTF? Those of us who post nice stories every day are crazy, in your judgment? Maybe you're just trying to be funny. I didn't laugh.

Please enlighten me if I have totally misconstrued your post. Just looking for common ground.
















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Response to hermetic (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:49 PM

18. lol well the common ground was that I referred to our group


as "small group of barely functional neurotics" versus the more high performing cousins in the Lounge. It was rather self deprecating but the references to Sartre and Kierkegaard appeared to be 'arcane' although when I was at school they were not just mainstream but required part of the core curriculum.

Our common ground is an affection for MFM and concern for his health, and an admiration for OGR.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:54 PM

19. Thank you

I'm a big fan of Sartre, but don't know much about Soren, other than his first name. Damn right, admiration for them both and hopes MFM can get back home soon. Solidarity!

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