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Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:05 AM

FOR TONIGHT: Please, please refrain from posting a new thread for every idle thought

Post your comment instead in an existing thread.

It will be crazy enough here, and difficult enough to follow, without a lot of unnecessary threads.

Thankyou.

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Reply FOR TONIGHT: Please, please refrain from posting a new thread for every idle thought (Original post)
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 OP
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #1
underpants Nov 2016 #6
whistler162 Nov 2016 #8
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #9
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #24
rpannier Nov 2016 #36
flygal Nov 2016 #58
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #61
NastyRiffraff Nov 2016 #99
Hekate Nov 2016 #102
a kennedy Nov 2016 #81
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2016 #22
lillypaddle Nov 2016 #31
Coyotl Nov 2016 #44
progressoid Nov 2016 #83
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #3
madaboutharry Nov 2016 #4
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #7
annabanana Nov 2016 #93
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #95
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2016 #38
smirkymonkey Nov 2016 #52
Laffy Kat Nov 2016 #5
underpants Nov 2016 #10
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #11
underpants Nov 2016 #53
murielm99 Nov 2016 #55
redwitch Nov 2016 #77
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #78
redwitch Nov 2016 #82
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2016 #39
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2016 #12
demmiblue Nov 2016 #13
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #14
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2016 #19
lovemydog Nov 2016 #16
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #17
lovemydog Nov 2016 #20
Helen Borg Nov 2016 #18
lovemydog Nov 2016 #23
Helen Borg Nov 2016 #34
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2016 #37
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #25
lovemydog Nov 2016 #28
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2016 #43
murielm99 Nov 2016 #56
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2016 #62
Helen Borg Nov 2016 #76
seltzerwater Nov 2016 #69
DFW Nov 2016 #21
lovemydog Nov 2016 #26
DFW Nov 2016 #30
lovemydog Nov 2016 #33
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #88
betsuni Nov 2016 #35
rpannier Nov 2016 #41
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #47
Coyotl Nov 2016 #42
lillypaddle Nov 2016 #46
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #48
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2016 #65
lillypaddle Nov 2016 #75
smirkymonkey Nov 2016 #54
jehop61 Nov 2016 #64
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #66
cwydro Nov 2016 #103
seltzerwater Nov 2016 #67
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #71
anamnua Nov 2016 #68
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #73
Cryptoad Nov 2016 #70
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #74
Fahrenthold451 Nov 2016 #72
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #79
progressoid Nov 2016 #85
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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:10 AM

1. Unnecessary threads, man

Can you dig it?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:18 AM

6. That's funny

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:20 AM

8. Ah a leisurelly walk through the past

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:23 AM

9. And I thought my old 'leisure suits' were bad

Well-played!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:06 AM

24. It's the Osmonds---

you don't get any more 70s than that.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:14 AM

36. Captain and Tennille

and Linda Ronstadt

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:56 AM

58. True! I had a white Donny and Marie lunch box.

I used to ice skate. I loved that their show had skaters. don't judge.

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Response to flygal (Reply #58)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:20 AM

61. None of us who survived that decade, particularly as children, are in any place to judge.

Least of all me. There are photos to prove it.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #61)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:59 PM

99. Oh god I have a photo of me in a Nehru shirt!

And I'm a woman. I was wearing just the shirt over tights (I had good legs then!)

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #99)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:58 PM

102. Nehru shirts were a good look as a mini-dress. The hem just touched your fingertips...

Yes, the good legs of youth.

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Response to flygal (Reply #58)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:36 AM

81. I noticed that Donnie and Marie are have a show at a casino in Red Wing Mn.......

my husband and I did go see the Moody Blues, they're older, but still pretty good. Aretha Franklin is also going there. Brought back memories......

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:05 AM

22. OMG, hilarious! I don't play cards, but there's got to be a bridge joke in there

about trump suits and no trump suits.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:10 AM

31. Snap-eeeeee!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:22 AM

44. ^^ thread winner ^^

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:41 AM

83. I've been taking lessons...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:11 AM

3. By the way

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:13 AM

4. Who decides what is unnecessary?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:19 AM

7. Perhaps a one-sentence idle thought doesn't need a new thread?

There is no rule or decider. I only urge restraint.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:50 AM

93. people will be throwing pics of

unnecessary threads at each other all day

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Response to annabanana (Reply #93)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:09 AM

95. I'll be doggoned if you don't have a point. nt

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:16 AM

38. We all can. Let the vanity/ego OPs die. Don't respond. Don't reccomend.

Basically, an OP that assumes everybody shares the same context they do (as if they were sitting on their couch or holding their keyboard for them) is unnecessary.

An OP that is content free and simply expostulates a wild approval of disapproval without even a brief explanation or discussion is an OP that has zero depth and is unnecessary.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:42 AM

52. +1000

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:14 AM

5. OK.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:35 AM

11. Of course

There were some years when I volunteered my home for a polling place.

For a couple of years, going to the polls was a simple matter of waking up and walking into my living room.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:44 AM

53. That's pretty cool

I've heard of people voting in neighbor's houses or in their neighborhoods but I've never experienced it myself.

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Response to underpants (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:47 AM

55. The precinct just south of me

uses a family's garage as the polling place. They have done so for many years. It can get cold there, so the family supplies hot tea, coffee and cocoa for the poll workers.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:05 AM

77. My first vote was in someone's garage.

I voted for Jimmy Carter while standing in a cardboard refrigerator box in a garage in Buena Park, CA.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #77)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:14 AM

78. My living room in L.A. was nicer, but props to you for your Jimmy vote!

I moved to the D.C. area to intern for a Dem Rep. at the beginning of the Carter Adinistration.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #78)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:41 AM

82. Very proud of that vote!

And I am going to feel very good about my vote today too!

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:17 AM

39. Of course. It gives context and provides reasoning. . . . nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:39 AM

12. Gosh, just for tonight?

I love DU, but couldn't we all get behind a a bit of consolidation? Do we really need ten different OPs on the same exact same news item? And, yeah, a lot of OPs would fit nicely as a reply to an already existing thread.

Maybe it's just me and my OCD...

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:45 AM

13. No, it is not you...

there has been a big increase in duplicates (many of which don't even have excerpts from the article).

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:50 AM

15. That may be a bridge too far. I was going for baby steps.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:02 AM

19. That's very wiley of you.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:54 AM

16. This thread is so good

that I may start a separate thread referring people to this one. Just to make sure everyone reads it and I get a lot of internets credit for it.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:58 AM

17. The way this is going, I may post a thread referring people to yours

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:03 AM

20. Thanks man.

We're really looking out for each other.

I totally agree with you by the way. Tomorrow's gonna be nuts. I expect about a dozen 'Hillary's Got This' new threads.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:01 AM

18. What is a "necessary" thread anyway?

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:06 AM

23. A thread that isn't a duplicate of another thread.

For example, if someone posts a thread entitled 'Hillary is President' new thread, that's cool.

More new threads entitled:

Hillary Wins!

Hillary is the Winner!

Hillary is President!

Just as I Predicted, Hillary Wins! and

Winner is Hillary!

might be considered less 'necessary.'

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:13 AM

34. Righto, but...

Would that thread be "necessary" to begin with? Probably, one could find it on CNN to begin with...

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:15 AM

37. I don't know about pinboy3niner, but once it gets to that actual point,

where Hillary is officially declared the winner, I don't care if there are a thousand new OPs about it!

Aside from that, I'm with the OP.

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:06 AM

25. Take my threads for example... :)

This was actually about one-sentence idle thoughts threads. Comments that could be posted in an existing thread.

Maybe I should just give up.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:08 AM

28. Do not give up.

We are stronger together. Threads. It takes a thread.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:21 AM

43. Don't thread on me.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:51 AM

56. Don't give up.

We should pin this thread, and keep posting in it until it gets bigger than kudzu. When it stops opening for people, we can start a new thread for random thoughts.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:37 AM

62. Never

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:01 AM

76. Get him out of here!

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:50 AM

69. There should be a lexicon around here somewhere

<snarkasm>

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:05 AM

21. Now THERE is an easy request for me to follow!

I'll be doing an all-night TV program on the election on German TV from about midnight to 7:00 AM (6PM to 1 AM Eastern time).

However, I WILL have a VERY cool video for you all. Look for the announcement from either Skinner or someone else as soon as the election is called. I won't be able to post during that time.

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Response to DFW (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:07 AM

26. Cool.

Have fun!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:10 AM

30. Fear not! I did this on election night in 2008, too.

German radio had an all-night panel with German reporters in studio, one on the phone from the States, and some "Republican" who was really a rich German who had lived in the USA. He was on the phone from Berlin, and hung up VERY early in the program!

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Response to DFW (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:11 AM

33. Oh snap.

I wanna see stuff like that tomorrow.

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Response to DFW (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:44 AM

88. Can't wait to see that

We know you'll do a GREAT job!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:14 AM

35. Not every thought deserves its own thread, it is true.

Everybody needs to use thread-birth control.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:19 AM

41. This kind of reminds

of the time my uncle Earl got talking about the election in Bridgewater flats. He said...

me of my high school graduation we thought...

when I was skiing down the mountain and saw...

or

Don't we all like that jacket X is wearing? I think I want one

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Response to rpannier (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:26 AM

47. You have great material for 4 new threads right there!

It's amazing! How do you do it?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:20 AM

42. And for each of the other 365 days too!

 

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:24 AM

46. And when everyone sees how well that works

maybe they will consider carrying the practice over after the election. One can hope, huh?

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #46)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:27 AM

48. Baby steps, grasshopper. Baby steps.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #46)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:42 AM

65. IF all our GOTV hard work pays off, alcohol may affect our ability to stick to your

(good) suggestion!

**praying**

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #65)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:00 AM

75. Okay, and some of us may be

too drunk to care! jk

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:45 AM

54. Thank YOU!

I heartily support this sentiment!

As it is, there are are too many OPs that are just idle thoughts with no content.

Good suggestion, hopefully people will use some restraint tonight.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:40 AM

64. DU is the happy place

for many. Who decides what is necessary or not! This sounds too much like the church lady. Hey folks post whatever you want. I want to see it all.

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #64)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:43 AM

66. Well...



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Response to jehop61 (Reply #64)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:59 PM

103. Too many posters posting every idle thought-

and the site goes into defcon, meaning we lose functions.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:45 AM

67. The OP seems like an unnecessary thread.

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Response to seltzerwater (Reply #67)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:52 AM

71. Au contraire. It is not a one-sentence idle thought OP.

Nor is it unnecessary, in my opinion (though that may be debatable). I don't expect it to solve the problem, but planting the thought may help to reduce it.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:49 AM

68. Why not start a specific, dedicated, 'idle thoughts' thread? NT

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Response to anamnua (Reply #68)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:55 AM

73. Who do you think I am, Jack Handey?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:51 AM

70. Hows about these 1000+ word Post

that dont say shit...... at least with the short post it doesnt take long to filter them.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #70)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:59 AM

74. One thing at a time, grasshopper

Baby steps. And I don't think long essays tonight will be the problem.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:53 AM

72. If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go, because man, they're gone.

Jack Handey

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Response to Fahrenthold451 (Reply #72)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:30 AM

79. That one I'll let slide. Obviously it should be pinned.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:45 AM

85. Unless it involves kittens of course.

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