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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 08:54 AM
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For the newer people: Ways to get more replies to your threads
I know that it can be frustrating when you first come here and it seems that no one is paying attention to your posts and threads. The truth is, even after being here a while your threads still have a chance of dropping and you will have hundreds of posts that don't get a reply.

It's something that everyone here goes through, but just to help you out I have come up with a list of things to do if you want to watch your threads build up the numbers.

1) Most cooking threads take off. The way to really get it going is to state that you make the best ribs, chicken, steak or anything else over an open fire. For some reason "me make best food on fire" statement hasn't wavered since the dawn of human existence. To add a bit of flare to the thread state that you use propane, charcoal or wood to cook your hunk of meat, in fact that can be a thread of its own.

2) Speaking of food, say something that will make the traditionalist gasp. For example, say that you boil your ribs in grape soda or that you coat your chicken with Fruit Loops. This is bound to get the fires burning and you will watch your thread flame up like lighter fluid on your gas grill.

3) Change your username to SkinnerPitt.

4) Correct the people on DU that moron is spelled m-o-r-o-n and not m-o-r-a-n. This should automatically get you 50 responses of the explanation of why "moran" is used here. Chances are that 30-40% or so posts will also be accompanied w/ a photo.

5) Start a thread on Britney Spears. For some odd reason the pop diva has effected many lives and any thread on her will keep you on the first page for days. Even a thread such as "Britney Spears walked her dog today" will automatically get you 25-30 posts in a few minutes and they will continue to build for a week or more. Sure it's a cheap move, but hey... it gets ya the numbers.

6) Next is music. Music threads are bound to get you replies. Music is a funny thing, it is something that I believe is part of our inner being from the day we are born, but yet has caused more arguments in conversations than religion and politics combined. Every person likes some sort of music and because there are thousands of different types of music and millions of performers of music, it is guaranteed that not everyone will like the exact same thing.

Music is a very personal part of our being, but yet people will still argue over who's taste in music is better. It's absurd but true. So if you start a music thread people will undoubtedly feel that because one person doesn't like what they like it is a personal attack. It's a way to get the numbers flowing and because there is never a correct answer to "who is the best", the thread could go on for quite a while.

7) Smoking... oh yeah! "I love smoking", "I hate smokers", and "second hand smoke" threads will bring 'em in. It might start out slow, but the flames to follow will ultimately be :popcorn: heaven.

8) Children in restaurants or supermarkets are other topics that have been known to bring some numbers to the table. Never suggest how a person should raise their children, it could burn ya but good.

9) Religion is the holy grail of numbersville. Because of the number of major world religions, beliefs and non-beliefs, combined with the hundreds of splinters of each of those, we have thousands of possibilities. You are bound to piss off a hand full of people, who will then each piss off another handful of people and so on and so on and so on. It's a 98% chance that your thread will get locked, but you will ring up the numbers faster than you can say "Mel Gibson".



Well, that's a few ideas I have for you if you feel that your threads die too fast. As I said, we all experience it and it's part of being in a crowd of 70,000 plus people. I'm sure there are some other ideas out there so be my guest and add some more.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:01 AM
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1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:04 AM
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2. And always post lots of song lyrics
The Lounge just luuuvs song lyric threads. :evilgrin:
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:07 AM
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6. Blowin' in the Wind....
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
:evilgrin:
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:04 AM
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3. ROFL!
I will have to try the Fruit Loops. I am frying some chicken tonight. Mmmmmm....sounds delish! :D
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:05 AM
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4. I burp boiled ribs and blow smoke on your kids at church
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:06 AM
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5. Let's not forget the "cats running loose" debates
always a lively debate!!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:15 PM
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91. What about the songbirds!!
Think of the precious songbirds!! :rofl:
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:09 AM
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7. Who boils their Ribs.....
WTF is wrong with you.....never ever boil your Ribs...slow smoke them. Any good Southerner will tell you that. Good God! The things I read on these threads.... :yoiks:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:19 AM
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12. Oh yeah..
I forgot the North/South debates. Those are always good for a few hours of stepping back into the 19th century.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:21 AM
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15. ...
:rofl:
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:23 AM
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16. I dunno. I am from the North and I have never
boiled ribs. Now, I do like my ribs to be on the drier side. I don't like "soupy" ribs. LOL.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:26 AM
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19. It's called parboiling and it works well.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:30 AM
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20. LOL I know what parboiling is, I just never do it
with ribs. I just cook them slowly at first. I do parboil chicken a little if I am going to grill cause it has such a high water content.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:59 AM
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27. I parboil too.
One of the guys who competes in rib cookoffs around here(remember, KC is a big BBQ haven) told me to do so and he has some of the best ribs I've ever tasted.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:06 AM
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49. Blasphemy
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 11:07 AM by Lochloosa
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:43 AM
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44. Or ANY regional differences!!!!
E.G.: The people in (insert state, city, town, region) are all a bunch of (insert pejorative). Out will come even lurkers to tell you that you are in error! Some will be apoplectic, guaranteed!

For that matter, any broad brush statement about any subject will do! If you do not think all military personnel are evil tools of the empire, and so state, there will be debate on that score!

And then, there's ART--if you don't like some piece of avante-garde art, and say so, you will be trampled!!!

And you cannot forget the progressive and Democratic infighting--if you happen to like one particular party leader, and say so forcefully, you can get a great debate going without too much trouble, for surely there will be some who find your pick to be a corporate shill, a sell-out, not as good as Brand Y Candidate...it's a real 'eat your young' fest at times!

Ain't that America!
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:09 AM
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50. And don't even get me started on the DNC vs. DLC
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:46 AM
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46. But that opens up a meat eaters vs. vegetarians/vegans imbroglio
...those crop up regularly as well!
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:47 AM
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53. Post a thread about whether cats taste better boiled, baked, steamed or
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 11:48 AM by Seabiscuit
bbq'd.

Subthread: if bbq'd, what brand of bbq sauce?

Sure to raise a lot of Lounge dander.
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:14 PM
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90. As a non-southener....
ribs simmered in Dr Pepper before they are cooked works....

:popcorn:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:11 AM
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8. The helping animals versus helping humans in NOLA
is also guaranteed to draw replies.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:12 AM
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9. ROFLMAO!
Well done, my dear johnnie....I need a good laugh to start my day off right!

And the best part...it's all true!



:rofl:
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BamaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:17 AM
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10. Lmao!
You should maybe add a "my cat is better than your cat" category too lol. :evilgrin:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:19 AM
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11. In Johnnie's name, AMEN! (nt)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:16 PM
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92. We Pastafarians say "Ramen." eom
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #92
106. Lol
I just noticed this one.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 12:18 AM
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134. Ramen! In the name of the Pasta, the Sauce and the Holy Meatballs!
And I'm a better Pastafarian than you because I have a real parrot to go with my pirate regalia.
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shockra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:19 AM
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13. Hi. My name is PittSkinner.
I roast communion wafers over a Bic Lighter flame in church while blowing smoke into the faces of the morans next to me who are listening to Britney Spears on their Walkmans while their brats run up and down the aisle.

Amen.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:21 AM
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14. Nominated for Greatest. (nt)
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:24 AM
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18. Mmmmm...communion wafers are good!
We dip them in salsa and guacamole and wash down with beer. Is that wrong? :shrug:
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:15 AM
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33. Sounds like a good use of a Sunday morning! n/t
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:19 PM
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95. ...while listening to Oasis, right?
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:24 AM
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17. This is one of the funniest things I have ever read on DU!
:rofl:

I'm bookmarking this one!

:yourock:
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:46 AM
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21. SkinnerPitt? lmao!
:rofl:

Thank you for my first giant laugh of the day, Johnnie. This whole post is hilarious, and full of great advice I will begin to use immediately.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:48 AM
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22. Start a Nader thread, that always does it n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:50 AM
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23. Whadabout CATS?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:51 AM
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24. You may also want to suggest that Dean would have won/lost
in '04.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:02 AM
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30. My favorite :) - see an answer already. n/t
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:56 AM
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25. "me make best food on fire" LOL
:-)
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:58 AM
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26. Democrat bashing threads are
always good. ;)
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:59 AM
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28. GACK!
How true!

I do recall the cat threads- mine all run loose..and run all over on the roof and run up tall trees...

I am working on the obligatory 1,000 posts and I think every one of my 700 and something has sunk thus far.

Spent too much time on this one last week- and was disappointed it had no legs:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:05 AM
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31. I just checked that thread
It's too bad it sank, you did a hell of a job. I have been there though, spent a while on a thread and watched it sink to the bottom of the earth in no time flat.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:03 AM
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47. That was an excellent thread
you should have posted it in the lounge.

you still could. Copy and paste is your friend.

:hi:
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 06:17 PM
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117. maybe I just might........
maybe I just did.....
can I do it twice?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:18 PM
Response to Reply #28
94. And yet a thread I started on Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
had something like 20 posts! To be fair, other people were as shocked as I was that it works exactly as well as advertised, if not better. But I was shocked that that was one of my most-responded-to posts!
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:01 AM
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29. Johnnie!
:spray:
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:13 AM
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32. Ok, Johnnie, you are now my newest new favorite DU writer!
And you must be the original DU'er to have been able to snag the the screen-name "johnnie"!

Or did "Democrat" go first?

Ennaways, :toast: to you.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:21 AM
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34. Thanks :)
No, I wasn't one of the originals. I don't know how I got Johnnie, I guess it was too bland to be taken before.

Favorite writer? Now THAT'S pressure..lol. I am not much of a writer.
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:29 AM
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37. Oh, PSHAW on that!
Just keep going! :thumbsup:
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:27 AM
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35. I started a thread with Mel Gibson in the subect line
Only got 5 responses.

Maybe I should have said "I Love When Mel Gibson sings about Roasted Meat on a Stick."
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CrackpotAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:28 AM
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36. I find this helps:
Try posting when you are not wearing any pants.

It seems that DU'ers are very keen to detect the ramblings of a "pantless" poster.


:dem:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:30 AM
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38. Cat lovers.
Ya gotta mention cats and cat lovers here. Dogs too. Lot's of animal lovers here.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:32 AM
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39. Aint that the truth
I'll spend hours researching a post...and put my heart and soul in it, and not get one response.
In fact, I have tried to reincarnate them...Tlatelolco Massacre for instance--shows that Poppy had his dirty hands all over it--however, they sank like rocks.
Yesterday I posted one regarding Frances Newton, it too, sank.
However, I got smart and mentioned Britney in it--and that sucker had 70 hits,lol.
Who knows? :shrug:
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CrackpotAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:36 AM
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41. Here is my most recent success, and my most recent failure:
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 10:39 AM by CrackpotAmerica
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:32 AM
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40. LOL!!!! But may I add a few *serious* suggestions?
Stick around and tend your thread, don't post 'n' run. Take the time to chat with the people who reply to you.

Post something with an invitation to share, i.e. share your suggestions, share your stories, ask for opinions, etc.

If you want the reader to do something, be explicit: i.e., please write your representiative (and include a link), please sign this petition (and include a link), stuff like that.

Long posts that obviously took a lot of work but are sort of "thesis-like" get read, but don't get many replies, because, well, what's to say? However, you'll know people are reading these if they get nominations for Greatest but not many replies. For these, I'll kick 'em until they get to the Greatest page and then let them alone. It's just the fast-moving nature of DU that the serious stuff is not going to take off like a house-on-fire, whereas the controversial (and sometimes trivial) does.

Reply to OTHER people's threads whom you like. Turn about is fair play! Creates good karma too.

There. I know you were just having fun but I felt inspired to share. :7
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:36 AM
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42. Great advise
I was having fun in a way, but I know it's intimidating to just come here and think you are being ignored because of low post counts. It takes a while to see that no matter how many posts you have, you are bound to end up watching threads bomb.

All of your suggestions are great crispini :thumbsup:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:45 AM
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45. Oh, yeah, tell me about it.
I've had some of my better efforts sink like rocks. Oh, well, live and learn, right? :P
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:05 AM
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48. That has never worked for me
if SkinnerPitt is already taken, I'll go with PittSkinner. Or JimiJazz

:7
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 10:41 AM
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43. good, and funny, analysis, Johnnie!
n/t
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:44 AM
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51. Shortcut: join the Lounge clique.
Just see who regularly posts personal comments to each other. Note what they consider to be cool.

Then post about such "cool" topics.

I'm speculating, of course.

No self-respecting clique would ever have me as a member.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:45 AM
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52. You forgot Oasis. That'll do it too! and kittens...
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 11:46 AM by KyndCulture
never forget the kittens.

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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:47 AM
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54. So I don't have to post naked pictures of myself?
Because somebody told me I'd be kicked off after a week, if I didn't.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:10 PM
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55. Lol
That's funny.
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:41 PM
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65. You'd be kicked off sooner than that, but well-timed
(clothed) picture threads will garner lots of responses. Especially if you respond to every reply with some generic "who loves ya, baby" or "whooo mama" types of comments.

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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:27 PM
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57. Who pissed on your cheerios?
Seriously? What the fuck is your point?
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:38 PM
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62. My mother has been dead for almost 4 years, and yes I did. She would've
agreed 100%. In fact, she would have been much more forceful in her assessment.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:48 PM
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73. I was merely pointing out that the info given in the OP is the truth.
It is just sad. We are trying (I think) to show others that we are better than the current gang of bullies that are ruining everything, yet Brittany Spears generates the greatest response?
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:04 PM
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87. Geez. Do people have to be serious
ALL THE TIME? Most people come here to relax and when they don't want to think about politics or want a break. Is that so bad? Most of the threads here are meant to be silly. Is being judgemental something you are also against? Because you seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. :-(
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:21 PM
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96. That poster is way to SERIES! I mean, so Hughly Series!!11!1
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:35 PM
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59. Isn't that just a lovely sentiment?
:eyes:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:36 PM
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61. oooh! oooh! Can I be insular? I'm usually shallow, but this time I
really wanna be insular! We all know Zuni is unthinking, so that trait is covered. Say I can be insular! Pretty please! :bounce:
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:39 PM
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63. Permission granted. n/t
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #63
68. I wasn't asking you. You have no right to grant me permission to do
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 12:42 PM by JimmyJazz
anything.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:03 PM
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86. damn straight, sister! Tell it like it is!
"non serviam" is a good motto, I say. Another good one is, "fuck 'em if they can't take a joke".
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:52 PM
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111. Right on target, Sweety! :-)
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #61
99. No fair, you always get to be insular!!!!
*pouts*
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #56
66. which, translated into cat, means "REOWWWWR!!
HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!"
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:45 PM
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69. To be fair
This IS the lounge and isn't to be taken too seriously. There are many other boards on DU for "intelligent" conversation.

I guess I could have added "attack the people of DU" to my list in the OP, but I figured that was a given. :hi:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:45 PM
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71. You're absolutely right.
We must never succumb to mirth, for to do so would be to cede victory to the enemy. Rather, we must spend all our idle hours huddled together around a gas-lamp, reciting to one another from "Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung." The Revolution, indeed, is NOT a tea party.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:46 PM
Response to Reply #71
72. aw shit...then what am i going to do with all these
tea bags?
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #72
74. I hear they are good for removing dark circles under the eyes.
Oh crap! I guess I'm back to being shallow :crazy:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:49 PM
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75. Huh huh - you said "tea bags."
Oh SHIT, I've giggled - our long struggle for liberation is lost! :cry:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:54 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. Wipe that smirk off your face right now. I'm series.
I'm sick of the shallowness of the lounge. I say we discuss Paul Pot or some other hysterical figure.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:56 PM
Response to Reply #78
80. But tea bags are HUGH!!!11!!
:evilgrin:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #80
84. TMI, dude
:o
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:57 PM
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81. Hey hey hey..you guys!
Don't fight. Well, not in my thread anyway! I'm all about peace, love and togetherness... and not getting threads locked dammit!

:)
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #81
82. I thought you said it was all about the numbers, dude!
I was just doing my part. :silly:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:07 PM
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88. I did say it was all about numbers
But I lied. :evilgrin:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #81
85. .
So no more tea bag jokes, then?

I'm sowwy...

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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #85
89. No no no
Teabag jokes are fine. I just don't get them.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:21 PM
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97. You don't get tea bags? You should go to Bounce sometime.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:56 PM
Response to Reply #75
79. i blame you
and britney spears. :mad:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:26 PM
Response to Reply #56
101. This is the *Lounge* - inanity is our middle name.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:50 PM
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110. Damned right!
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:53 PM
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112. No one is forcing you to associate with us.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:36 PM
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60. Just say OVERPOPULATION, and the hate fest begins
Funny how I just posted in GD, and got fifteen replies on my misspelling.
But when I finally posted what I wanted to post, I got one person saying they thought it was a stupid post.

I then came here to post my thoughts on posts, and well, you beat me to it.

Well done, by the way.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:41 PM
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67. I was gonna say something about the misspelling too
That's a good one to get a few replies.

And thank you.
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 12:59 PM
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83. Which one "Rules"
The Beatles or Elvis?
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Rosie1223 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:18 PM
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93. Another suggestion
I haven't been here long but I have noticed Thomas Kincaide seems to be a favorite whipping boy that garners lots of responses.

Rosie
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #93
98. Good observation! Welcome to DU!
:hi: :toast:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:25 PM
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100. or just say the DLC rules
You are bound to get lots of replies then! }(
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 01:29 PM
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102. Abortion, easily
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 01:30 PM by Heaven and Earth
I wracked up two 100+ threads featuring people who misunderstood what I was saying, attacked (the democratic party, anti-choice people, me, miscellanous) then proceeded to agree with me. Quite infuriating, that was. No, I'm not bitter ;-)
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ragin_acadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 02:09 PM
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103. Great post!
I agree with everything you said, but you forgot Steve Gutenberg threads. And Poland.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-05 02:00 AM
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136. Ooops
I forgot Poland
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 02:18 PM
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104. Regarding #4.... moran
WHY WHY WHY? I've caught on, but missed the origins of this.
Can somebody explain or does that break some honor code.


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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 02:40 PM
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105. I don't have the picture or I would post it.
Seriously, ask this in a new thread and you will have your answer very quickly.
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:39 PM
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108. I feel like it will make me the butt of a "moranic " joke! n/t
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:14 PM
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121. Here ya go!
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:12 PM
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130. Priceless... thank you v. much
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 05:10 PM
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116. Look here:
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 11:15 PM
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131. thanks, i'm getting less moranic by the minute
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:32 PM
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107. Don't forget...
..."Meat is murder", "why don't you pretty ladies get over here and cook my dinner", and "All religious people (or Atheists) suck" threads are always pretty good.

We call those "grenades."

"SkinnerPitt". Now that IS funny. ;)
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:50 PM
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109. Homeschooling.
Gets hundreds of replies.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 04:58 PM
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113. ~
:popcorn:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 05:00 PM
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114. just put my name in the thread titLe
:yoiks:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:03 PM
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118. .
:thumbsup:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 05:10 PM
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115. Hehehe!
:thumbsup:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:07 PM
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119. Cornflakes/football/matcom
guaranteed to piss at least a few people off!
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:09 PM
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120. So I'm sitting here cookin' up a mess o' the best ribs on the planet
and enjoying a big, fat stogie, when it hits me. Brittany Spears is the ONE TRUE GOD, as well as the preeminent vocal talent of the ages. The holy chorus hides in shame whenever they hear her dulcet tones in Her Domain.
Unfortunately my reverie is interrupted by the awful shrieking of a pack of rug rats that have been turned loose in my back yard by their irresponsible, negligent parental units to wreak havoc on the rest of the community. I shouted out "why didn't you cretins all have abortions when you had the chance!" to which they replied, in unison, "How dare you insinuate that our beautiful, perfect children are not!" and they came at me with pitchforks and torches. Fortunately for me, the prescient repugs had restored my right to have a trusty AK-47 at hand, and I was able to mow them all down, like the worthless, liberal, scum they were.
K?
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:15 PM
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122. Alert
:grr:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:23 PM
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123. My cooking threads plummet like stones.
:(
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:24 PM
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124. Awwww.
Edited on Thu Sep-15-05 07:25 PM by supernova
:hug:

edit: Have you read us in the Cooking and Baking Forum?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 08:05 PM
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126. And my Britney Spears thread, too ...
:(

Are there any threads in cooking and baking about Cooking George's Goose?
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:28 PM
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125. Do you post them in GD?..lol. Kidding
I bet a lot of people read them though. A lot of people here love to cook and i think they are popular threads, but just don't get a lot of replies.
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zinndependence Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 08:40 PM
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127. it seems you forgot, "for the newer people, ways to get more replies...
to your threads." I mean, what a subject! You even got me to bite!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 08:53 PM
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128. Change your username to SkinPittner
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 09:55 PM
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129. Great list! Not for the MORANS!!!
:rofl:

I love these Lounge threads that break through to the Greatest Page!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 12:11 AM
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132. You forgot Poland & pandas.................
:crazy:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 12:16 AM
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133. Damn, johnnie, you're good!
:ROTFLMAO:
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-05 06:39 AM
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135. "SkinnerPitt" !!!
The whole OP is hilarious! Best laugh in weeks! :rofl:
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