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BS: Killing the thread

18 Jul 00 - 04:46 PM (#260322)
Subject: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

So you cleverly (you think) worded your finest thoughts on the subject of the thread and after a final glance, you pushed the "Submit" button. And then you watch to see if your addition to the discussion promotes further comments. And you watch. And you watch. And the thread meanders ever closer to the bottom of the forum page. Then it sinks into oblivion.

Was it something you did? Was it something about the way you worded your last posting? What happened?

...Does this scene seem familiar to anyone else?


18 Jul 00 - 04:46 PM (#260325)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

happens to me all the time


18 Jul 00 - 04:50 PM (#260333)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Yep. But then again I'm not noted for any profound or engaging posts. But sometimes it's fun to have the last word. Juts because it fell off into oblivion doesn't necessarily mean no one is reading it.

--Mbo


18 Jul 00 - 04:52 PM (#260335)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sophocleese

Oh good I'm not the only one who occasionally feels black-balled. Yes Allan C. it happens to me.


18 Jul 00 - 05:00 PM (#260340)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

I think its pretty common......Every once in awhile, somebody mentions it and I guess it must be pretty universal Allan......Wonder who will be the "killer" on this thread.

Actually, what bothers me more is when some nasty, descension creating, thread has been floating around and when things are about to calm down and head back for whatever passes for normal, somebody brings it back to the top for some comment or another. I know this is always with the best intentions by most of us (as opposed to flamers), but when the sucker is about to die, it'd be nice to let it go.

Spaw


18 Jul 00 - 05:01 PM (#260341)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Susan from California

Me also--I have joked to my sweetie that I am a champion thread killer, I guess I'm not the only one who feels that way. Glad to know that I have company!


18 Jul 00 - 05:04 PM (#260346)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: annamill

yeah! it's happened.


18 Jul 00 - 05:07 PM (#260350)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Midchuck

I would hate to be the one to suggest that if you say something nasty, the thread goes on and on, but if you try to be nice, it dies, but sometimes I think so...

Peter.


18 Jul 00 - 05:10 PM (#260353)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

The thing is, as Mbo said, it's fun sometimes to have the last word. But it's no fun having the last word when everyone else has left the room...


18 Jul 00 - 05:19 PM (#260357)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: dwditty

Hmmmmmmmm. Yep, me, too. But what if we always posted to threads so that we wouldn't be letting our friends down by letting their thoughts just kind of dwindle away. Would we soon be overrun with NETs (Never Ending Threads)? I do know the feeling, though. Just when you feel you've said something really profound, you turn around and no one's there. It's even worse when you refresh to try to stimulate some interest and the damn thing goes flaccid again. Is this thread creep? Am I mixing metaphors? Neil...Oh NEIL...
dw


18 Jul 00 - 05:24 PM (#260363)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: dwditty

Here's another thing that happens to me. It's not worthy of it's own thread, though. Sometimes I start reading a really cool thread, and just when I'm ready to post, I see that I already have. Makes me feel kind of stupid. Especially when I'm ready to post the exact opposite of what I already posted. Kinda of makes me wonder sometimes....
dw


18 Jul 00 - 05:36 PM (#260376)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Yeah, it is really nice to feel that you said something so well; that you covered the ground so succinctly but with startling clarity that there really isn't any more to be said.

But in my particular reality, that would be a rare event, indeed. And, once again, how does one know if it was ever even noticed if the thread dies? Maybe, just maybe I bored everyone to death.

But it is (alas!) true that a thread must finally end at some point. We can't all continue to validate each other forever.

It is reassuring to know that there are others who have felt similar pangs.


18 Jul 00 - 05:40 PM (#260377)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Bruce O.

That's happened to me a number of times, especially at night. I've found that the message usually went in alright, but the thread doesn't go to the top on my browser. I've found that if I click on the Reload button on my browser, the list is then reloaded in correct chronological order.


18 Jul 00 - 05:42 PM (#260380)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Terry K

Seems the only surefire way to get a thread to last a long time is to say something about Ireland. Doesn't seem to matter what.

Cheers, Terry


18 Jul 00 - 05:44 PM (#260383)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

deedub.....I'm glad it's not just me.....failing memory is a sod, isn't it?


18 Jul 00 - 05:45 PM (#260384)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

gee, deedub......that never happens to me !!*BG*


18 Jul 00 - 05:51 PM (#260388)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Bruce O.

Of course I've done such intelligent things as clicking on the 'Clear Entries' button rather than the 'Submit Message' button, too. (Would that I had on other occassions)


18 Jul 00 - 05:53 PM (#260390)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

I love doing that, Bruce O., especially just after you have posted an entire song with all the appropriate line breaks and all.


18 Jul 00 - 06:50 PM (#260424)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

The longer The Mudcat forum runs, it will be obvious that threads do not die. It will not be possible to start many truly NEW thread subjects. They will be just variations on the existing themes.

I quite like the idea of linking threads with similar subjects, started at different times, with different contributors, together. It adds to our collective knowledge.

Sometimes it probably makes more sense to look for and refresh an older thread and add to it, than starting a new one.

When the 'navel gazing' season is upon us, it is the lesser of a number of evils to refresh one of these current threads, containing some good comments, before it drops off the bottom. For if it does drop off the bottom, you can bet your life that fresh ones will be created. It is probably better in my opinion to have one long-running thread than many such threads. It makes it easier to ignore, at least.

We can knock these threads but they are the only ones that everyone feels qualified and entitled to contribute to. For they are about The Mudcat forum and everyone here cares about that..


18 Jul 00 - 07:16 PM (#260434)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Sorcha

I love it!! I love it!! "Navel Gazing Season" yes, yes, yes!! And I am glad the 'Cat is back, even if it wasn't the very next day.............OK, I gotta say something about Ireland here, so the thread doesn't die........uh, let's see.........Do you think Cletus and the Boys could sort out the Ireland Troubles?


18 Jul 00 - 07:17 PM (#260435)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Shambles makes what I think is a good point (thinking to myself that I am about to cause a bit of thread drift). There are lots of us who really don't know a whole lot about certain aspects of folk music or instrumentation, etc.. We just know what we enjoy hearing. I love that there are threads which deal largely with thoughts about how we feel about certain situations or ideas or whatever. Many of these discuss matters which are quite close to our hearts and are therefore very interesting to a lot of us. These are threads to which we could all contribute.

Many leap to mind but I will only give one example: There was a thread which resulted in a discussion regarding special seating for the disabled and how performers felt about it and how venue managers might handle things better. Ethical Question I am glad to have threads like that.

Allan


18 Jul 00 - 07:38 PM (#260449)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bill D

that trick of refreshing old threads is a bit scary sometimes...I see this interesting topic and wonder HOW it got 89 posts and I never saw it!..sometimes I read for several minutes before I look at the dates...This might be especially confusing for newcomers who haven't synched into the system yet

Bill D...who has killed more threads than he wants to admit to


18 Jul 00 - 09:53 PM (#260491)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gary T

Well, it's happened to me, but I always thought it was my breath......


18 Jul 00 - 10:22 PM (#260507)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Neophyte

When a thread or posting of mine dies, I usually feel that I have said something wrong. But then again if I really said something wrong I am quite sure someone else would be quick to let me know.
Maybe if you said something very profound others who it has an impact on are quietly absorbing what you have said.
Shambles, is it okay if I 'off season' navel gaze upon this thread?

Bonnie


18 Jul 00 - 10:30 PM (#260515)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

I'm sitting here laughing. I once said to a fellow mudcatter that most of the time when I've posted something it's so ponderous that the thread is never heard from again; it just kind of goes THUDDDDD... I had no idea anyone else felt the same way! Thanks for sharing. *BHG*

Elva


18 Jul 00 - 10:33 PM (#260520)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JedMarum

I see a few experiences expressed here, similar to what I have experienced; especially in the last few weeks. A few perfectly interesting music (only) threads have come and gone with little attention while much wailing and gnashing of teeth goes on over social issues. BUT I recognize that those good threads that passed without a ripple this time, are threads with merit and would have been well received at other times ... so I suspect we've suffered a bit from summer doldrums, and a few 'hot topics' have snuffed the life out of those otherwise worthy threads. I suspect the situation will change as time passes.

Now I'm off to see what threads Allan C. has started recently and figure out how I could have missed them!


18 Jul 00 - 10:42 PM (#260525)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Lyle

Allan C., MMario, Mbo, sophocleese,catspaw49, Susan from California, annap, Midchuck, McGrath of Harlow, dwditty, Allan C., GUEST,Bruce O., Terry K, Morticia, The Shambles, Sorcha, Bill D, Gary T, Banjo Bonnie, Ebbie, Jed Marum, You are all so insightful and have offered so very much to this thread. Now you don't have to feel ignored and you can certainly find your names before they fall off the page!!!

Lyle


18 Jul 00 - 11:25 PM (#260546)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JedMarum

remember the Monty Python skit wher Eric Idle was telling the talk show host that he (Eric) was invisible ... Eric droned on and on boring everyone with his unimaginitive conversation and before you know it - everyone was ignoring him ... Eric truly did become invisible!

Are we invisible?

;-)


19 Jul 00 - 04:12 AM (#260619)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler

Allan, YES! Just how I've felt sometimes! Glad I'm not the only one. BTW Just because we're paranoid doesn't meant they're not out to get us!
RtS


19 Jul 00 - 04:47 AM (#260628)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: zonahobo

I felt I had this "thread killing" down to an art. Post very late on very long threads. Realizing, ofcourse, that late is very relative in this worldwide forum.


20 Jul 00 - 02:26 AM (#261388)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Click here for an example Distortion of history in folksong.

This will probably kill this thread stone dead……. or not?

One of the things that 'kills' a thread for me is when someone (and this usually and mainly Catspaw), sets the questionable example of taking the trouble to post to it and makes NO other contribution to the thread. Other than to say " that was an excellent post _________", or "well done _______". Or some other private joke and this whether the thread is BS or not.

If it is ever really necessary to publicly praise someone, without totally patronising them (given that there are better ways like personal messages to do it). It would be nice to see some positive contribution made to the subject being discussed as well, otherwise such post's motives may be thought of as, best unhelpful at worst, 'brown-nosing'.

It surely shows not a little conceit, to think that a post containing ONLY your approval will be of any interest to anyone else, when a post showing ONLY one's disapproval, would generally be accepted as having little value?


20 Jul 00 - 02:50 AM (#261401)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Well put, Shambles! :~)

Ebbie


20 Jul 00 - 02:59 AM (#261403)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

*Smiles*

This is just so you wouldn't be the one to kill the thread.


20 Jul 00 - 05:24 AM (#261431)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Patrish(inactive)

No, leave that one to me. I have noticed that quite a few of the old refreshed threads show the last poster as me......
Ah well, I'll get me coat
Patrish


20 Jul 00 - 06:13 AM (#261435)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Hey, I'm the one with the Schmidas touch around here, so let me be the one to kill this one off!
On the other hand, the little clicky "add thread to tracer" is a boon. There are times when I can't pop into the 'cat for whatever reason, and a couple of days is sometimes long enough for threads to wax and wane and fall off the list, but by tracing them you can always go back and catch up.
Trouble is, then you've got horrible proof that you really were the last person to post to the thread.


20 Jul 00 - 04:14 PM (#261678)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

I've found there's two ways you kill a thread. One is where you write some would-be clever stuff that you sort of feel is the last word. And it is. But you've no way of knowing whether it really was the last word, and the others are saying "can't top that one" - or whether they have just pissed off down the pub, so to speak, leaving you talking to yourself in an empty room. Sad.

And the other way is where a thread seems to be vanishing away, and you refersh it to keep it in circulation, and nobody picks it up, and you realise you were trying to revive a corpse anyway. Sad also.

Someone's going to kill this thread. Have I just done it now?


20 Jul 00 - 06:31 PM (#261793)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Probably.

I always find that threads die just as I have posted a blazing and witty bit of repartee. There are several around that I did that to.

Where do characters go when you delete them?

LTS


21 Jul 00 - 02:55 PM (#262289)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

The same place as expletives?


21 Jul 00 - 04:44 PM (#262331)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Branwen23

I can completely relate... happened to me today, as a matter of fact... I posted to the "Memorising songs and performance quality" thread... longest post I've ever done, and it's yet to be looked at... kind of a blow to the ego, isn't it?

-Branwen-


21 Jul 00 - 05:55 PM (#262363)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

I rest my case

Click for yet another example of a thread that WAS mercifully and refreshingly free of BS.


21 Jul 00 - 08:39 PM (#262445)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gary T

Branwen, it only comes to the top when someone adds a post to it. There's no way of knowing how many or how few have read it.


22 Jul 00 - 12:24 PM (#262712)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

This is beginning to sound like an Agatha Christie....."Who is the Mystery Thread Killer?". Seems to me that each thread has just so much life in it, just so many things that can be said even with an infinite number of people reading it.I will sometimes skip a thread that has gotten a bit lengthy due to lack of time or because I don't feel there is much else to be said and I guess maybe others do to, which is why it goes to thread heaven ( or the other place).


22 Jul 00 - 12:40 PM (#262719)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Amergin

I admit it, I killed the thread...but it deserved it!!


22 Jul 00 - 03:58 PM (#262740)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SDShad

Yes, Amergin, but who will be the killer who kills the "Killing the Thread" thread?

Right now, I'm in the lead....

Shad


23 Jul 00 - 03:43 AM (#262950)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

I think I will take the 'yellow jesey'.

For it was me........But I did it in self-defence, honest.


23 Jul 00 - 04:54 AM (#262955)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

It was a kindness, really. Anyway, the thread has now gone to a better place.


23 Jul 00 - 11:16 AM (#263019)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Allow me...


23 Jul 00 - 12:32 PM (#263060)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,The Butler

Well I didn't do it. That's for sure.


23 Jul 00 - 12:34 PM (#263061)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Amergin

This thread will never die, so long as folks are competing with each other to be the killer....


23 Jul 00 - 01:17 PM (#263072)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,The Butler

Told you I was innocent.


23 Jul 00 - 03:39 PM (#263136)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Of thread killing maybe but.....

LTS


23 Jul 00 - 11:35 PM (#263306)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Charlie Baum

But the catthread came back, the very next day...


24 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM (#263711)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Kevin said.

"I've found there's two ways you kill a thread. One is where you write some would-be clever stuff that you sort of feel is the last word. And it is. But you've no way of knowing whether it really was the last word, and the others are saying "can't top that one" - or whether they have just pissed off down the pub, so to speak, leaving you talking to yourself in an empty room. Sad.

Sorry I have just got back from the pub.


24 Jul 00 - 06:33 PM (#263879)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

If we let this thread die, it may be reincarnated as a thread on insects or cats....in fact, for all we know, this was one of the Great Threads from history, and is about to be preserved in teal coloured amber for posterior. Let it go, it's quality of life is sinking fast and they're thinking of turning off the machines.


25 Jul 00 - 06:56 AM (#264142)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Funny, I could have sworn I saw it twitch just then...


25 Jul 00 - 07:20 AM (#264145)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

Of course if somebody were to mention gun control or Ireland...


25 Jul 00 - 07:36 AM (#264154)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Peter K (Fionn)

And Spaw's "Let this one die folks" is another sure fire way to keep 'em going....


25 Jul 00 - 11:48 AM (#264294)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: reggie miles

Not to change the subject here but thread creep seems to kill the initial intent of many threads. Something within the message of some threads triggers a chord in several readers at once and off they go posting about why the mayo went bad in that sandwich... It's happened to me as well. I guess some obscure questions, though they may seem important to some of us, are not very interesting to others. We can't seriously expect to find all the answers here, can we? Maybe some things are best left unanswered.


25 Jul 00 - 12:02 PM (#264303)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

True Fionn......Let's see if I can kill it for my buddy Shambles anyway........

Good post Fionn.

Spaw


25 Jul 00 - 12:17 PM (#264312)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

I don't think thread creep kills thread as thread creep tends to keep a thread alive. I think it's the excercise it gets while creeping...


25 Jul 00 - 01:36 PM (#264365)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

How can you get a proper thread creep/drift/lurch intop an undead thread like this?


25 Jul 00 - 02:14 PM (#264387)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

You realise that this thing is getting harder to kill than the woman in 'Mercy', the Stephen King thing, where the author takes at least 5 goes to keep her down. The French and Saunders parody of it was even better than the original!

Somebody, take it out, put a stake through it and bury it at a crossroads, at midnight in an unmarked grave!!!

LTS

Then it can come back as the UnThread......


25 Jul 00 - 02:33 PM (#264398)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Thomas the Rhymer

My life is all at your command

If you should raise your icy hand

Oh, death; Oh, death; won't you spare me over for another post


25 Jul 00 - 02:43 PM (#264409)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Nice Post Thomas

Spaw (trying again)


25 Jul 00 - 03:14 PM (#264425)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Yours was really good too, 'Spaw.


25 Jul 00 - 03:19 PM (#264432)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Alaska debated a few years ago whether carrying a hidden gun into a school should be legal- the consensus was, What's the harm?

Ebbie


25 Jul 00 - 03:22 PM (#264436)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

......creeping up with a pillow behind her back " This time the little ba****rd stays down" ( maniacal laughter off).
Just living up to the nickname, guys.


25 Jul 00 - 04:33 PM (#264489)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

So it wasn't my mentioning Jesus that killed so many threads?

Guess we'll find out now.

~S~


25 Jul 00 - 04:40 PM (#264499)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

I was going to say something clever about the Resurrection; but it was too easy.

I'll have to say that this has been interesting - even this last bit. It is nice to know there are others who have experienced the same level of paranoia or simple irritation at watching a thread die with your last utterance. Thanks for the reassurance.


25 Jul 00 - 04:43 PM (#264505)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Hey, just because you aren't paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you....

LTS


25 Jul 00 - 05:03 PM (#264521)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

I guess not everyone is out to get Jesus though.

Poor guy, crucifixion by ignorement. Now that sounds awful!

Gee! Imagine they threw a crucifixion and no one showed up!

And I was feeling bad for being ignored! Wow! That would be a REAL bummer!

Hey! Can I rant about this for a minute PLEEZE?????

~S~


25 Jul 00 - 05:12 PM (#264527)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

From Hell's Heart, I stabbeth thee!

--Matthab (sound Hebrew)


25 Jul 00 - 05:17 PM (#264536)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Huh?


25 Jul 00 - 05:18 PM (#264539)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

It's Moby Dick! Geez whiz...


25 Jul 00 - 05:58 PM (#264554)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

So how big was it Meebo?

Spaw


25 Jul 00 - 06:01 PM (#264556)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

If my chest was a cannon, I'd shoot my heart out upon this thread!

--Mbo (wouldn't YOU like to know!)


25 Jul 00 - 06:13 PM (#264565)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Well fer chrissakes Meebs, I ain't askin' about yours! I'm askin' about Moby's!!!!

Spaw


25 Jul 00 - 06:25 PM (#264573)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Thomas the Rhymer

The average sperm whale is 95 inches long, and the female is 105 inches deep. So these are averages,..."Moby".


25 Jul 00 - 09:23 PM (#264670)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

A sperm whale 95 inches long? We could get one for the Town Swimming Pool...


25 Jul 00 - 10:02 PM (#264693)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Here in Alaska I could swear I've seen bigger whales than that...

:~) Ebbie


25 Jul 00 - 10:09 PM (#264703)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

probably grey whales....still 95 inches long and 105 inches deep, much fatter then I usually think of whales... more angel-fish shaped....


25 Jul 00 - 10:10 PM (#264707)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Hardiman the Fiddler

WOBH!

~S~


25 Jul 00 - 10:34 PM (#264721)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Whoa- I think I just figured out what I missed previously- never mind...Ebbie


25 Jul 00 - 10:43 PM (#264730)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

That's OK Ebbie....Made your comment all the funnier.

Alright, I been thinkin' and technically a thread may be linked to another, a part 2, but part 2 is NOT the original thread and exists with a separate thread ID number.

Most threads become hard to load at about 100 and real tough at 150....ridiculously time consuming after that. This sucker isn't dying of course, so let's just run it up to 150 or 200 so that it is too time consuming to screw with. Post OK if you like. Or good idea. Anything. Post your underwear size...we'll talk about it. When it gets up there, we let it go and take mutual responsibility/credit for killing the sucker.

Whaddaya' think?

Spaw


26 Jul 00 - 08:14 AM (#264884)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Sure, 'Spaw. Or we could each post as GUEST and kill it anonymously. After all, wasn't it Julius Caesar who was stabbed something like 32 times but nobody really ever took credit for it? Maybe it could work here. But then, don'tchaknow that after we had done all that anonymous posting, someone would come along and spoil the scheme by adding their name at the end.


26 Jul 00 - 09:42 AM (#264931)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: A Wandering Minstrel

Dang! the b^8*&&^$££%$ thing is still here!


26 Jul 00 - 10:01 AM (#264947)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,The Butler

Snort, giggle. Ha ha ha ha. Told you I was innocent didn't I? But did you really believe me?


26 Jul 00 - 10:09 AM (#264953)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

This thread is killing me softly.


26 Jul 00 - 01:27 PM (#265080)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

And when we think it's dead...back it will come, days, weeks, months, years later. Someone will put a trace on it - and when we think we're safe, it rises from the grave and reqches towards us! Think Freddie...


26 Jul 00 - 01:32 PM (#265081)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

Who's freddie? And why should he think?


26 Jul 00 - 01:33 PM (#265083)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Right, Said Fred. I'm too sexy for this thread.


26 Jul 00 - 01:38 PM (#265087)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

This damn thread came to me
It softly snuck in
And quietly climbed to the top once again
And it laid a grin on me
And this it did say
Oh it will not be long, love
'Till they're posting again


26 Jul 00 - 02:10 PM (#265102)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Susan from California

The epitath might read---

"Here lies the thread, It is finally dead Who delivered the final blow? At this rate, we'll n'er know"

That might even make the gravestone worthy of a rubbing, probably at laest a photo!


26 Jul 00 - 03:26 PM (#265149)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

The final word.

Zygote


26 Jul 00 - 03:52 PM (#265166)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

zymurgy


26 Jul 00 - 04:02 PM (#265172)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

ZZZZzzzzzzz....


26 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM (#265177)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

..Top!


26 Jul 00 - 04:13 PM (#265187)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Omega


26 Jul 00 - 04:43 PM (#265207)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

I told you it was the Unthread.....

LTS


26 Jul 00 - 04:49 PM (#265210)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

"Immortal, yet-visible, God-only-knows-whys...."


26 Jul 00 - 04:51 PM (#265214)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

BS threads amongs the old.....?

LTS


26 Jul 00 - 04:54 PM (#265216)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

PRaise made it to the century mark at 100 posts. Its getting slower gang........Onward/Upward to the Dead Thread Heaven.........Where Allan probably has it right.........

Spaw


26 Jul 00 - 04:56 PM (#265219)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Probably because it's taking so long to load that I'm timing out!

LTS


26 Jul 00 - 05:02 PM (#265223)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Anybody else have a nail to spare for this coffin?


26 Jul 00 - 05:05 PM (#265226)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

MMario - you utter bastard! Didn't I say it was too long already? Do you know how much scrolling that is?? Do you know I get motion sickness when scrolling long threads???

Anyone got a really big bag? Bleurck!

LTS


26 Jul 00 - 05:05 PM (#265227)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sophocleese

There will never be enough nails for this coffin.

"Please don't post to this thread again!"

Rallying cry of the Rasputin threads.


26 Jul 00 - 05:07 PM (#265229)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

I am pretty sure I was 101. On purpose, to bust into the next hundred.

But that wasn't as bad as Mmario!

Paint it all over with Kilz.

~S~


26 Jul 00 - 05:13 PM (#265239)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

WELL ALL RIGHTY THEN MARIO.........That'll slow down the gawkers!!!!!

Banked and roarin' and the steam is blowin' off the by-pass valves...........Clear the stack and lay on the whistle ....We got this ol' High Stepper a wheelin' now.............

Spaw


26 Jul 00 - 05:17 PM (#265244)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

You realise that is going to be a matter of honour just to get this thing up to 150.......

LTS


26 Jul 00 - 05:33 PM (#265257)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

Here Liz, place this stake over the heart, and on the count of three, hit it with this mallet. First, let me step back behind this wall...OK! 1...2...


26 Jul 00 - 05:38 PM (#265264)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Hey, I'm not going to be the one to get covered in all that goop when this baby goes off.... You get your ass out here and hold this stake, when you nod your head, I'll hit it.....

(just keep feeding 'em to me.....) LTS


26 Jul 00 - 05:40 PM (#265265)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST

One way to be a thread killer is to make some interesting observation about the original topic long after drift has set in.


26 Jul 00 - 05:49 PM (#265274)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Or a dry dissertation.

This one is peripherally related to a song challenge idea.

Last year, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation wished to address what it saw as a gap in the market by being the first company to produce a cordless reciprocating saw. The company wanted to introduce the new product at an annual hardware show, which meant that the product lead-time was only four months. This case study details how this ambitious project was carried out using a combination of effective planning and a range of time-compression technologies.

Case Study:Rapid Development of a Reciprocating Saw Tom Markert PSI Alliance

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation was founded in 1924 and manufactures premium performance, high durability, portable electric tools. It has a very broad product line with over 400 different tools. Its banner product is the Sawzall ™ reciprocating saw. In April of 1996, Milwaukee saw the opportunity to strategically enhance its product line by being the first company to market with a cordless Sawzall ™. Battery technology had advanced far enough to make this a feasible tool that would perform up to the company's high standards. The company made the decision to develop and introduce the new product in a mere four months-less than half the time for a usual program of this type. The target introduction date was the annual Hardware Show in Chicago, traditionally one of the major venues for introducing new products in the power tool industry.

The program was headed by Dave Selby, Chief Engineer of Cordless Products. Dave's internal team consisted of Mechanical Engineers, Designers, Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Tool Designers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Marketing and Purchasing personnel. Starting with a working motor design, the group had to develop a charger, battery, geartrain, and packaging (the housing of the actual tool). The build of this design consisted of 11 different plastic components, namely a motor housing; left and right handles; left, right, and top battery housings; left and right battery latches; lock slide; connector block; and a charger insert. Selby discussed the program with Tom Market, Project Consultant for the PSI Alliance.

Dave Selby discussed the goals of the program with PSI and reviewed the requirements of the plastic components. Project consultants at PSI try to understand the particular needs of the end user. Some of the more important issues are lead-times, functionality of the parts, volumes, accuracy, and how the prototypes will be used. From this information they can generate options for producing the parts that will meet the end user's needs.

The first step for Milwaukee was to produce color renderings of the tool. Engineering worked with the Industrial Designers and Marketing to produce a design. This started out as sketch work for the entire Sawzall™ and then became drawings for the individual parts. The individual part sketches came fairly early, especially on the handles because the design was of particular concern.

From these designs, work began on the 3D modeling of each component using ProEngineer. The handle of the tool merited special attention. The Sawzall ™ handle design has a distinct, brand-identifying look. The switch in the cordless version is slightly larger then the A/C switch in the corded designs, so the handles had to be made bigger to accommodate the switch. However, at the same time, the handle styling needed to be as close to the original Sawzall handle as possible. From the early ProE files, Milwaukee cut wren wood models of the entire tool on a Fadal VMC30 CNC machine. Wren models were used because the capability to do so was available in-house. Also, the internal details of the parts were not a concern-the desire was solely to get the outside shape for ergonomics. These models were held and examined to ensure that they had the proper feel and look. Marketing worked closely with Engineering to validate the design. As each CNC model was made, changes were incorporated into the CAD file and another set of handles would be cut. Three iterations were completed in one week to arrive at an optimum shape.

It was now time to move onto the next stage. The design engineers needed to begin verifying the fit and details of the parts. The ProE files were sent via modem to the vendors (later the files were sent using file transfer protocol [ftp] because this method was found to provide better and easier transfer) and stereolithography (SL) parts were produced. ATI was one of the companies providing Milwaukee with SL models for fit and cosmetics review. The company is part of the PSI Alliance and specializes in RP parts. "These models were very similar to printing out a rough draft of a text document. We wanted to have parts in our hands to look at," says Dave Selby. "We reviewed the fits between parts, looked at clearance issues, ergonomics of the parts, etc. Looking at actual parts made it easier to see problems such as sharp corners or poor fit up between parts."

Three to four SL models were made of each part. As with the wren models, any changes were incorporated into the CAD file and a new model was produced with the revised designs. According to Dave Selby, "The SL parts were excellent for this purpose. They provided clean, crisp, accurate models in a very short period of time. Some of the parts were turned around in as little as 24 hours." Milwaukee was able to hold design reviews with the SL parts and have early manufacturing studies done. The battery supplier and the Milwaukee Manufacturing cell used these models to develop assembly processes. Previously, manufacturing would not have been able to work with actual components until much later in the project. After assembling several complete tools with SL parts, several design improvements were identified that aided manufacturing and provided a better overall product design. They also were able to use the SL models to look at wiring, routing and internal component placement and were able to arrange some of the internal features of the part to help make the wire rerouting easier. The carrying case for the product was even designed using the SL models.

The next phase required a limited amount of functional testing. ATI met this need with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) parts in glass-filled nylon. These parts were robust enough to allow several tools to be assembled and run as working models. One part-the charger insert-required higher heat resistance than the SLS or SLA material was able to provide. This single part was made on a finite deposition-modeling machine using the ABS material. The SLS parts served various purposes. The feel and balance of the tool was checked during operation. The battery runtime was verified by using an SLS-built tool to cut 2" x 4" lumber. Tool temperature characteristics were also evaluated and several opportunities were identified for improvement. This in itself validated the extra round of SLS parts. Overall, the SLS parts allowed design optimization to occur without impacting production tooling. After the SLS evaluation, Milwaukee released part designs for injection mold tooling. With only eight weeks to the hardware show, time was running short.

"There were two possible scenarios for the injection-mold tooling," said a PSI Project Consultant. "The first option was to build what we call Tru Tools. These are foundry-cast tools made from a SL pattern. The tools have cooling lines cast in, full ejection is added, and the tool is run in a standard injection-mold press. The tooling investment is much lower than cut tools. The parts are molded in the production-specified resin and are equivalent functionally to production parts. The drawbacks are that the tool life is limited (2000 parts), the part cost is somewhat higher than cut tool parts and the aesthetics do not meet production quality. This option is excellent for projects that require a limited number of parts for testing and design verification in specified resin.

The second option was to make CNC machined tools out of QC7 aluminum. These tools produce parts that meet or exceed the quality standards of most customers. Tru Tools are typically 30- 50% of the cost of a cut production tool. Cut QC7 aluminum tools are typically 70-75% of a production tool. In this case, Tru Tools represented a 4-5 week process, cut tools were 4-8 weeks, and production tools typically ran in the 12-20 week period. Cut aluminum tools have tolerances in the .005-in. range. TruTools-as cast-have tolerances in the .012-.020-in. range-this can be improved for critical areas by machining.

Milwaukee decided to use the CNC cut tools. With this option, the company was able to bridge into production using the aluminum tools to supply production parts until the actual steel tools were ready. Omega Plastics-another PSI Alliance member, which specializes in prototype, bridge to production tooling and molding-was able to meet the high quality requirements and supply the first 10,000+ units. "The accuracy, look, and function of the parts was outstanding" say Selby. "We were able to get an additional three months of sales on the front end by using these tools."

To kick these tools off a meeting was held with Omega, PSI, Milwaukee's engineering team, and the production molders to review the designs and work through any concerns before building the tools. Critical dimensions were flagged and a Quality Control plan was outlined. The ProE files were not fully dimensioned at this point. Milwaukee provided Omega with critical dimension drawings for the QC plan. Omega has over 35 lead toolmakers in house and was able to begin work on all 11 tools at once. "Our focus, capacity, and internal systems are all geared for rapid turnaround of tools," says Jeff Kaczperski, National Director of Customer Support at Omega. "Couple this with our experienced people and you can handle large programs like this in a very short time." CAD files were ftp'd directly to Omega from Milwaukee and came through with no discrepancies; both companies are ProEngineer users. Once the files arrived, the toolmaker and CAD engineer worked together to develop the cavity and core splits.

Omega keeps the QC7 aluminum in stock so once the tool is developed they can go right into the millwork. When running the SLS tools, Milwaukee discovered several features that needed adjustment. One example was the function of the battery latches. Omega was able to react quickly to make the change-the fix took 3 days as an engineering change to the tool-and still met the delivery schedule. The production toolmaker was also able to make the changes in his tooling. According to Selby, "not only did they finish the tools in 8 weeks, they were also able to react very quickly to these type of design changes. The longest tooling revision took only one week." Milwaukee and production molders attended many of the mold samplings to speed the approval process and learn as much about the injection-molding parameters as possible. This transfer of knowledge aided in the startup of production tooling later on.

Omega's tooling allowed Milwaukee to introduce the cordless Sawzall ™ at the Hardware Show and build tools for its customers immediately, while the production injection-mold tooling was being finished. The bridge tooling allowed the company to enter the market three months before the actual production tools came on line.

"It was truly a team effort", says Selby. "The resources and hard work of our internal people was nicely complemented by the PSI Alliance companies. We were able to apply the proper technologies at the right stages of the project to ensure we met our goals." The Cordless Sawzall ™ won the 1997 Wisconsin Governor's New Product Award and the Plant Engineering Product of the Year Gold Award for 1996. Sales have exceeded expectations and continue to grow.


26 Jul 00 - 05:49 PM (#265275)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Art Thieme

Here in Texas I've seen bigger sperms than that.


26 Jul 00 - 05:56 PM (#265282)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Time compression. That's the trick. More Cat time, compress the time.

~S~


26 Jul 00 - 05:56 PM (#265283)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Any one found that bag yet....... blliiiirrp


26 Jul 00 - 06:49 PM (#265321)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

I work with people who have less time to live than this bloody thread does.........let it jump! Farewell, cruel world!!


26 Jul 00 - 07:11 PM (#265354)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: KT

THE END


26 Jul 00 - 08:21 PM (#265404)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

CREDITS

PRODUCER.......ALLAN C
DIRECTOR.......LIZ the SQUEAK
CINEMATOGRAPHY.......GERVASE
ORIGINAL SCRIPT.......THE SHAMBLES
FILM DESIGN.......BANJO BONNIE
CASTING.......PRAISE
SET DESIGN.......MMARIO
COSTUME DESIGN.......MORTICIA
LEAD CAMERA (BARCELONA).......SOPHOCLEESE
LEAD CAMERA(DUBLIN,CORK).......McGRATH


26 Jul 00 - 08:54 PM (#265415)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Filmed on location at the Mudcat Studios in Anywhere, USA and Mudcat, LTD in Anywhere, British Empire.


26 Jul 00 - 08:55 PM (#265417)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

HOLD MY BREATHE AS I WISH FOR DEATH!!!!


26 Jul 00 - 09:05 PM (#265423)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)

This one is mine

Paddy(1)


27 Jul 00 - 12:09 AM (#265507)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

All syndication rights donated to Mudcat Cafe

SCORE by.... duh! Gotta be you, LEJ!

~S~


27 Jul 00 - 02:16 AM (#265548)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

The producers would like to point out that no threads were actually killed during the making of this.

Any resemblance to any 'living' persons, was worth try.


27 Jul 00 - 07:38 AM (#265601)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

This thread is also available on CD, Cassette and DVD.

GUEST is a Royal Shakespeare Company player, and is currently appearing in the Thames near Wapping.

©Acme Time-Wasting Solutions, MM


27 Jul 00 - 08:06 AM (#265607)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Please leave the theatre quietly,as local residents may be sleeping.


27 Jul 00 - 08:29 AM (#265615)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

Should have included 'Spaw as KEY GRIP.


27 Jul 00 - 08:30 AM (#265616)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

That's all folks - there's nothing to see. Just move along now...


27 Jul 00 - 01:43 PM (#265862)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: KT

"Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby....."


27 Jul 00 - 01:47 PM (#265866)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

This thread has been colourized by MudTones


27 Jul 00 - 01:50 PM (#265872)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

There once was a man named Magruder
Who met a nude and he wooed her.
But she thought it was crude
To be wooed in the nude,
But Magruder was shrewd, and he screwed her.

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 02:09 PM (#265887)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

Foreign languiafe version (well, more or less...), courtesy Babelfish

Portugues subtitles:

Havia uma vez um homem nomeado Magruder
Who encontrou-se com um nude e wooed her.
But que pensou que era crude
To wooed no nude,
mas Magruder era shrewd, e a parafusou.

German subtitles:

Es gab einmal einen Mann, der Magruder
Who benannt wurde, traf einen Nude und er flehte her.
But an, das sie dachte, daß es crude
To wird angefleht im Nude war,
aber Magruder shrewd war

und er sie schraubte. French subtitles:

Il y avait par le passé un homme nommé Magruder
Who a rencontré une nudité et il a courtisé her.
But qu'elle a pensé que c'était crude
To soit courtisé dans la nudité,
mais Magruder était judicieux,
et il l'a vissée.


27 Jul 00 - 02:21 PM (#265896)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Please place all trash in the proper receptacles...

Goodnight America! And all the ships at sea.


27 Jul 00 - 02:35 PM (#265908)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Please stand for the National Anthem.


27 Jul 00 - 02:49 PM (#265917)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

OLD JOKE ALERT

What are the last two words of the "Star Spangled Banner?"

PLAY BALL!!!

Spaw........This is now taking so long to load that you feel obligated to post something once you have it loaded. Another problem to be addressed.


27 Jul 00 - 03:10 PM (#265928)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Start playing God save the King and the place will empty quicker than the waiting room at the clap clinic when there's a female doctor on call.....

LTS


27 Jul 00 - 03:11 PM (#265931)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Filmed entirely on location at Mudcatville, Pennsylvania. Special thanks to The Neil Young Center For The Terminally Screwed, Roger The Skiffler, Warden; Iron Hill Brewery, CLETUS, Reg, Reg, Reg, Santa Claus, Mr.Joseph Smackers, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Ogden Nash, Petey The Pirate, Weed-Eater company respesentative William Ianotti, Noel & Liam Gallagher, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Count Smorltork, Esq., Mr.B.A. Barrakus, Ted Generic, The East Carolina School of Art, Mr. Walford Warlowe, The Folk Bureau of Investigation, Roger Waters, Michael T. Weiss, Allan Iverson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mackie Messer, Tibbie Fowler, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Suzie Katayama and Mr.Children.


27 Jul 00 - 03:48 PM (#265966)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

LEJ sits quietly with his wife as the theater patrons slowly filter out. He hopes he has managed to wipe all remaining tears from his eyes, evoked by the last moving scenes, before the lights come up entirely. Turning to her, he says Pretty good, wasn't it? Want to grab a bite to eat on the way home?


27 Jul 00 - 03:52 PM (#265974)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Yeah, but the special effects were crap. I could see the wires.


27 Jul 00 - 04:51 PM (#266023)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Here's to the guy who thinks the burning paper plate on a string actually looked like a spaceship crashing.

What a great job fella!!! And yeah, gimmee some fries with that.

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 04:58 PM (#266027)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

awwwwwww d*MN!! I got bubble gum stuck on my shoe!


27 Jul 00 - 06:44 PM (#266091)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: reggie miles

I still don't know who killed the thread. Was it the butler? I think I'll just have to rent it when it comes out on video. The prices they charge at these movie theaters is outlandish. I would have to get a seat behind some guy with a weird hat on. What was that an opossum skin cap? I thought I saw him feeding popcorn to it.


27 Jul 00 - 06:47 PM (#266095)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

And something kept coming out the other end that made little "plip" noises.

--Matt


27 Jul 00 - 06:54 PM (#266100)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: reggie miles

I thought that was part of the smell-o-vision special effects.


27 Jul 00 - 07:17 PM (#266114)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

I fold


27 Jul 00 - 07:23 PM (#266118)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

I fluff


27 Jul 00 - 07:57 PM (#266134)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

150

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 08:09 PM (#266143)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

< clearing up the debris> Bloody hell, look at the state of this place.........fag ends, spilt beer, tiples as far as the eye can see, and, if I'm not very much mistaken, some old sod called Bert, snoring and farting in one corner............Jaysus, Max is gonna kill us!


27 Jul 00 - 08:41 PM (#266162)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: McGrath of Harlow

There must be some way out of here
said the Joker to the Thief
There's too much confusion here
I can't get no relief...mumble...mumble mumble..."


27 Jul 00 - 08:45 PM (#266165)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Wait! I got it~~~

What you do, Allan, when this happens, when you have killed a thread, is, you reset your cookie as a guest, post something inflammatory but on topic, not flamey, and watch the thread revive!

Theoretically, any thread can be revived this way!

~S~


27 Jul 00 - 08:56 PM (#266177)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

You wouldn't believe how fast this thread loads!


27 Jul 00 - 09:09 PM (#266191)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

This gay guy who lived in Khartoum
Took a lesbian up to his room.
They argued all night
Over who had the right
To do what....and with which....and to whom!

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 09:13 PM (#266195)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Noreen

Goodnight, England and the colonies....... :o)


27 Jul 00 - 09:15 PM (#266198)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Oh, well if it's going to be like that!

" There was a young lady from Todd
Who wanted a baby from God
But it wasn't the Almighty
Who crept up her nightie
Twas the vicar, the dirty old sod"


27 Jul 00 - 09:40 PM (#266204)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

There was a young man from Stoke
Who took out a girl for a poke.
He pulled down her pants,
Fucked her into a trance,
And then shit in her shoe for a joke.

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 10:23 PM (#266221)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Homeless

There once was a pirate named Bates
Who did the fandango on skates
'Til he fell on his cutlass
Which rendered him nutless
And practically useless on dates.


27 Jul 00 - 10:34 PM (#266225)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

This thread's harder to kill then a rat.
And we're wielding a big fuckin' bat.
With which we're willing to thump
The last poster, a chump!
And the biggest asshole on the 'Cat.

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 10:38 PM (#266228)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: KT

There once was a ne'er ending thread
t'would not be declared truly dead
Each time someone tried
to kill it, with pride,
Some 'Catter revived it instead!


27 Jul 00 - 10:42 PM (#266230)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Oh, untimely death...

--Matt (if you don't get it, please bother to ask)


27 Jul 00 - 10:46 PM (#266231)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Alright........Let's talk about Meebo's genitals instead.

Spaw


27 Jul 00 - 10:46 PM (#266232)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Homeless

At living it has passed the test.
But revive? Surely you jest!
This singular thread
Can't be close to dead.
'Twon't lie still long enough for a REST.


27 Jul 00 - 11:16 PM (#266248)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Ethelthread the Unthready

From L.A. to the famed Hindu Kush
Philosophers, sadly, still blush.
For when asked to decide
if this is threadicide,
or a pre-juvenile orgasmic rush.


27 Jul 00 - 11:25 PM (#266260)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: KT

Okay, Homeless, you may be quite right!
No hope for the end is in sight
'Though its heart hasn't ceased
It's sickly, at least
And it's surely put up a good fight!!


27 Jul 00 - 11:33 PM (#266267)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

The games can continue all night
(Or all "day," if EST's not right).
In this thread or that,
With entendre or bat,
But I hate it when Mudcatters fight.

~S~


27 Jul 00 - 11:38 PM (#266273)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Tom began whacking them with a branch, which of course only made them madder!


27 Jul 00 - 11:46 PM (#266285)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

CPR was given-- crappy posting resuscitation.


28 Jul 00 - 12:15 AM (#266314)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Can I go home now please?

LTS

And that wasn't a hat. Next time I'll leave the aardvark at home. I mean, all I did was walk along the street and find him there. My mate suggested I take him to the zoo. I did and he liked it so much I thought we'd go to the pictures. He can't help it if his eyesight is bad..... can he? Nice tongue though....


28 Jul 00 - 01:35 AM (#266361)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Ditzee Lee

Like, wow, man, way cool, like where's everyone goin'? Isn't there, like, a late show? I mean, like I told my stupid mother I was gonna be late! Oh, man, this is like totally such a bummer, like anyone know if we can still get some popcorn at least? Like everywhere else in this stupid town is like totally closed, ya know, like this is the only place open and like, ya know, we can't just go home..No waaay, yuck, like it's just dullsville, ya know what I mean? Like the other night, when Tommy Tuner came to town, like he's Sara's cousin from up the valley, ya know, like well, really awesome dude, ya know? Ummm, like, ummmm, ummmm, oh, yeah! Like when Tommy came, it was like SO cool 'cause he like had his parent's beemer, oh I know! It was like SO totally cool, and like, well his parents and mine are like good friends, like gag me I think they really like each other, ya know, anyways, like we got to go ride around with him and we went to the beach, ya know and like, ummm....um....well, like um...we had a really good time, it was totally awesome! But, man he split with that skanky bitch, Lori and Hey! What is goin' on with this show? Man, like I thought there was a late show...my mom is gonna be so pissed if I call her early, ya know, like she'll probably ground me and, like it won't even be MY fault if, like all these old farts, ya know, like don't want to show it again, like ya know? Totally...


28 Jul 00 - 05:04 AM (#266434)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Liz, we knew we were safe. After all, remember the old phrase 'Aardvark never hurt anyone'?


28 Jul 00 - 08:17 AM (#266475)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

So where's Allan? I mean like he started this turkey with the compelling thread title.

ALLAN!!! ALLAN!!!

Spaw


28 Jul 00 - 08:48 AM (#266492)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

LOL. EVERY MUDCAT THREAD has a person who posted last and therefore killed it (till it's eventual and assured resurrection, cuz thanks to Max, they are all SAVED.).

It's clear to me now. This isn't a clique. It's Death Row for Serial Thread Killers.

I'm going over the wall. Anyone got a tunnel started?

~S~


28 Jul 00 - 09:54 AM (#266536)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

I wish I were a little egg
A-sittin' in a tree
So I could fall out of my nest
And cover thee with me.

That isn't directed at anyone at all, BTW. It just popped into my mind and it is so hard to work it into everyday postings.

This thing has surpassed its usefulness. I wash my hands of it, shake the dust from my sandals...


28 Jul 00 - 10:12 AM (#266551)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sophocleese

"...and day will fade to dusk, lit by the smell of barbecues." ELEANOR OLDROYD, Radio 4

Sorry just had to post this I found on Private Eye online.


28 Jul 00 - 10:31 AM (#266559)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)

I told you 51 messages ago that this thread was mine.

Give me some pleasure in my life.

Thanks y'all

P(1)


28 Jul 00 - 11:10 AM (#266584)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Paddy dear, I'd love to oblige but we are taught, are we not, that getting what we want without striving is very bad for us? So, go on, strive us to distraction :)


28 Jul 00 - 12:29 PM (#266647)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Is it going to make it to 200? Will someone circumsize it before it gets to 180?? The suspense is .............


28 Jul 00 - 01:36 PM (#266703)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sophocleese

definitely not killing the tread.


28 Jul 00 - 01:41 PM (#266711)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sophocleese

tHread, dammit, thread!


28 Jul 00 - 01:49 PM (#266725)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: katlaughing

Let's see if ole' < href=http://www.teleport.com/~gumball/fanthorpe.htm>Lionel Fanthorpe can help out a little. This is from his campy sci-fi book called "Dark Continuum"...seems a fitting title for this thread:

"She screwed up the securing diagram and was overwhelmed by a sudden desire to clean her teeth. It became the be all and end all of existence for a few seconds. The desire to clean her teeth grew absolutely compulsive, she could have no more resisted it than she could have flown unaided between two planets.

Moving quickly from the radio to her living quarters, she squeezed a little water into a plastic container and put a few dabs of toothpaste on her brush. She slipped the brush into her mouth and pressed the small button in the end which activated its electric motor. The bristles-soft, gentle bristles, guaranteed not to damage the enamel or the gum-moved swiftly against the teeth. She began with the top left molars, worked round to the bicuspids, and came round again from them to the incisors, the canines, the laterals and the centrals.

Once she had reached the front of her mouth, she-changed her grip on the brush so that it moved round to the top right, travelling over the bicuspids and molars as it moved. Coming down the sides of her teeth, she paused and took a deep breath, placed a little more paste upon the brush and moved it round again this time beginning with the actual chewing surface of the upper right molars, coming round and cleaning again between the crevices until she had worked round to the left-hand molars.

Once more she put paste on the brush in this same elaborate ritual and concentrated her attention now upon the inside of the upper left molars, the inside of the upper left bicuspids, round across the incisors and so back to the right-hand masticators. She rinsed the brush, reapplied the paste and repeated the whole ritualistic process with the lower teeth. She cleaned the brush very carefully and then, in a set way, put it back and moved back towards the radio set.

She had taken barely a dozen paces when she was assailed by a horrible thought that she had not cleaned the top left inside molars. She stood in an agony of uncertainty for five minutes, then went back to the bathroom area of her living quarters, recharged the brush and carefully cleaned again the top left molars on their inside surfaces. She looked at her reflection in the mirror; it foamed back at her like a rabid dog.

"This time I have done them all," she said. "What about the bottom inside molars?" asked her reflection. "I have done them all," said Marian firmly. "If you have forgotten them the bacteria responsible for dental caries will get in," said the voice in her mind. "It is no good being clean on the outside if you have forgotten the inside. Are you sure you have done the left inside?" "Yes, I have, I have." Marian picked up her toothbrush and flung it savagely across the dome; it bounced from the thick plastic glass and broke on the floor.


28 Jul 00 - 03:04 PM (#266780)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Lord help us, 6 paragraphs on teeth cleaning.......where do you find them, Kat?
I was watching an amazing old black and white movie called Silver River ( Clark Gable, some woman or other)this afternoon, and at one point Gable says to the bad guys " If you're going to seize my equipment, you could at least sit down and have a drink with me first"........laugh? I thought my pants would never dry!Were peoples minds cleaner back then?


28 Jul 00 - 08:21 PM (#266957)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Homeless

Morticia - NO, they weren't cleaner back then. My X used to watch those old movies and I was stunned at some of them. What movie ws it that "Singing In the Rain" first appeared in? Anyway, one the the characters in that movie was named "Anytime Annie" - for the reason that first comes to mind. They just didn't cuss back then, but the content was still there.


28 Jul 00 - 08:46 PM (#266973)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)

Morticia

No wonder I never had kids, I could never finish anything !

I quit

Paddy(1)


28 Jul 00 - 09:03 PM (#266986)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

ahhhhh, Paddy, come back and play.....we're nearly up to 200


28 Jul 00 - 09:06 PM (#266987)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)

For you, Morticia

Paddy(1)


28 Jul 00 - 09:44 PM (#267009)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Noreen

Think it was "Singing in the Rain", Homeless! :0)

Noreen


28 Jul 00 - 09:48 PM (#267013)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Well, what's next? We haven't talked about snot yet. That's always entertaining...............

Spaw


28 Jul 00 - 09:57 PM (#267021)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Last night I was at a public meeting discussing the hot topic of noise abatement. The expert who is going to be setting his monitors around town to ascertain noise levels says in connection with whether quiet nights negate data from the noisy, helicopter-hammered days, "Well, when you have a nighttime that doesn't have any noise, well, I guess you just got screwed." Everyone titters and he says, "That's skewed.


29 Jul 00 - 05:18 AM (#267168)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

That's a song by the Bee Gees isn't it? Booger nights??

Or that ghastly thing from 4 weddings -

There's sticky on my fingers,
There's sticky on my toes
There's sticky in my ear'ole, It's coming from my nose......

LTS


29 Jul 00 - 06:56 AM (#267188)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Did I ever tell you guys the story about when my son was about six or seven and I watched him carefully picking a scab from his ( constantly) scabby knees? I didn't stop him 'cos I figure picking scabs is one of the chief joys of childhood.......anyways, he gets the thing off, more or less in it's entirety and then holding it carefully starts upstairs. 'Where are you going?' I ask, deeply puzzled........and he said those words every mother dreads and which have haunted me ever since ;" I'm going to add it to my collection". That gross enough for you Uncle Pat?


29 Jul 00 - 08:10 AM (#267202)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Micca

I have looked into this thread quite late
and am finding that the contents grate
It should be long dead
as many have said
it is long,long past its sell by date


29 Jul 00 - 08:23 AM (#267209)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: boz

What a thread - this makes 194!

Better than my thread - it reached the dizzy height of 2.


29 Jul 00 - 09:57 AM (#267245)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Noreen

What was that one, boz- maybe we should continue this there? Or is everyone going for the All-Time All-Comers (non-cliquie) Open World Record for thread length?

Noreen

(love the story, Morticia)


29 Jul 00 - 11:03 AM (#267282)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Homeless

Noreen - you can sure tell where my priorities lay, can'tcha? I can remember the songs out of the movie, but don't remember the name of the movie itself - even when it's the name of the song.


29 Jul 00 - 12:06 PM (#267301)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

This is getting a bit slow to load.

Who is going to start 'Killing the thread 2'?


29 Jul 00 - 12:15 PM (#267305)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

No, no, no, Shambles!!!

This thread, although it may be linked to another, is a thread of its OWN....has a separate number than any other thread, etc.

The killing is here and nowhere else!!!! But will it ever happen?

Spaw


29 Jul 00 - 02:14 PM (#267356)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

I kept my chicken-pox scab for weeks in a matchbox, and was grief-stricken when I lost it.
Snot's another matter, though. One of the most vivid phrases I remember is someone telling me to stick to someone "like snot to an oven door."
Nice!


29 Jul 00 - 02:36 PM (#267365)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

200

Spaw


29 Jul 00 - 03:47 PM (#267399)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: katlaughing

Ya didn't really think we'd let you have the last downstroke of the stake, didja Spaw? Naw....thought not!

I'll get right to the point. It is neither possible nor desirable to ignore the issue of cliqueism here. I hope to end Dead Thread's control over the minds and souls of countless people, including all you lot!

Time cannot change Dead's behavior. Time merely enlarges the field in which Dead can, with ever-increasing intensity and thoroughness, destroy the heart and fabric of our Forum. And what about his cronies, the Thread Creeps? They, like Dead, are the worst kinds of superficial bullshit I've ever seen. Of course, I'm generalizing a little here. But only 'cause it is SO hard to get even the simplest message into the consciousness of such idjits (whoever had a momma that would name tehir kid "Creep"???)that it has to be repeated at least 50 times!

Now, I'm saying you need to hear this 50 times, but when one examines the ramifications of letting Dead Thread go on mucking up the Forum in perpetuity, using it as a mechanism of ideology, one finds a preponderance of evidence leading to the conclusion that Dead is a pretty good liar most of the time. Luckily, Dead tells so many lies, he's bound to trip himself up someday. The recent outrage at Dead Thread's antics may point to a brighter future. For now, however, I must leave you knowing that it's time to put up or shut up.

Dr. Krumpemzeeup


29 Jul 00 - 03:58 PM (#267406)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

I couldn't help myself. I hadn't posted to this thread yet and when I saw it was at 200,I just had to be 201.

rr


29 Jul 00 - 04:02 PM (#267411)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Welcome to the clique double r........

Spaw


29 Jul 00 - 04:02 PM (#267412)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Kat,you beat me to it. Whilst I was reading the entire thread you got in post 201. Oh well. BTW this downloads in under a minute for me.

rr


29 Jul 00 - 04:05 PM (#267413)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Yeah, but you're already a valued contributor now rr........

205

Spaw


29 Jul 00 - 04:51 PM (#267437)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Kat, I won't hear a word said against Dead...we've become good friends over the long, long, long time he has been around here.Alright, he's a little opiniated and can be downright obtuse at times, but dammit,I'm very fond of him.......I should be, we spend enough time together.BTW, anyone know how long the longest thread has ever been, it would nice to have something to aspire to?


29 Jul 00 - 05:01 PM (#267442)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
You make


29 Jul 00 - 05:44 PM (#267460)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Have you finished that list yet LEJ?

Post it here when you have

That will kill this bastard.......


29 Jul 00 - 06:12 PM (#267472)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: katlaughing

Longest ones I know of Mortee were those which we raised to keep Spaw alive a year ago last Spring. Look for any with "Catspaw" in the title. OH, then the Spancill Hill one is pretty long, too.


29 Jul 00 - 07:16 PM (#267513)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Jaysus,
This thread is getting like the favourite hammer that's only ever had two new heads and three new handles.


29 Jul 00 - 08:05 PM (#267540)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Since I missed 201 can I get 211?

rr


29 Jul 00 - 08:05 PM (#267541)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Since I missed 201 can I get 211?

rr


29 Jul 00 - 09:01 PM (#267561)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Miss Emily Gorgonzola Fishlap Weezleburn

Thank godd for the Mudcat! At last, mind wankers have a forum to keep them occupied! Who needs a job?


29 Jul 00 - 09:11 PM (#267566)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

Allan C, what hast thou wrought? No, No, blood doesn't wash off easy...


29 Jul 00 - 09:13 PM (#267568)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Noreen

Good try rr, but no, you can't just repeat yourself 'til we all get bored and leave you to it!

Noreen


29 Jul 00 - 09:49 PM (#267591)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: simon-pierre

Quoi? Pourriez-vous répéter?


29 Jul 00 - 10:25 PM (#267617)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: katlaughing

hapai


29 Jul 00 - 10:48 PM (#267626)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

My lady is a wild flying dove, and I love her.


29 Jul 00 - 11:10 PM (#267637)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Noreen

Pourquoi, simon-pierre? Tout?? :o)

Noreen


29 Jul 00 - 11:22 PM (#267643)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Jim the Bart

This isn't a thread you know. It's the digital rebirth of Rasputin.


29 Jul 00 - 11:23 PM (#267645)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

BBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWMMMMMPPPPPPP

aahhhh..........

Spaw


29 Jul 00 - 11:23 PM (#267646)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: balladeer

In words of one syllable or fewer, please explain how to kill a thread, both on purpose and by accident. I observe that eventually all threads seem to disappear into some kind of archival twilight zone. I have no idea how that happens.


29 Jul 00 - 11:30 PM (#267649)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Then CLANG CLANG!
Maxwell's Silver Hammer came down upon his head!
Maxwell's Silver Hammer made sure that he was dead!


30 Jul 00 - 01:19 AM (#267701)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

What do we do now eyegor? It's ALIVE, it's ALIVE!

rr


30 Jul 00 - 01:28 AM (#267705)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

OK, this has stopped being funny and is now becoming farcical. Or if I read 'Spwa aright, fartical. Soon wel'll have Brian Rix running aroung without his trousers on, a girlfriend in the closet whilst the wife is in the kitchen, a boyfriend coming out of the closet, a mad vicar with bad teeth and someone's great Aunt going around yelling about her reticule.....

Hmmm, I might hang around, this could get good!

LTS


30 Jul 00 - 01:41 AM (#267710)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Okay......Let's do the play. I'll be the guy without pants.

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 01:45 AM (#267714)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

'Spaw - it's nearly 2am, what are you doing out without a guard? It's just before 7am here in sunny UK, (yes it is actually sunny today, so far.... touch wood......)

Have you been at that naughty still again? Judging by the smell, you have, and you need to stop that right now!!

LTS


30 Jul 00 - 01:49 AM (#267720)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Watching the "History Channel"....right now its a thing called "Crimes in Time" which I think is something that describes this thread.

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 02:00 AM (#267726)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Are they still telling the world that Richard III was an evil, child killing hunchback with a withered arm, born with a full set of teeth and no morals?

I bet you watch the Discovery Channel too!!

(mm perhaps this thread creep will be it's downfall......)

LTS


30 Jul 00 - 02:15 AM (#267738)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Weyhey!! I get to be 230!! Will it go now? No one has posted for nearly 20 mins now.....

LTS


30 Jul 00 - 02:20 AM (#267741)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

wrong


30 Jul 00 - 02:23 AM (#267742)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

let me try that again. It hasn't gone and it's sunn in Kent

By the way was it your name I heard on Radio2 last week


30 Jul 00 - 02:24 AM (#267743)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Did it ever die? no it never died
It just went on and on
It will go forever thru the Mudcat Forum
It's the thread that never died


30 Jul 00 - 02:39 AM (#267745)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Click here


30 Jul 00 - 02:44 AM (#267748)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

ahh! the old click here to dead link trick


30 Jul 00 - 02:56 AM (#267750)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

A&E, TLC too.....Right now History Channel has a neat thing on houses and buildings with secret passages.

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 03:35 AM (#267758)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Ebbie

One word, balladeer: Restraint. More restraint than we've got. That's what it takes to pin the sucker down. If no one posts on a thread for 24 hours, it falls off the earth.

Ebbie


30 Jul 00 - 04:07 AM (#267760)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Thomas the Rhymer

There once was a long thread on mudcat

That threatened to die in a mishap

Traditions gone sour

Were gaining their power

Untill Joe pulled the plug like a good chap


30 Jul 00 - 04:25 AM (#267762)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Fairly decent program on now about our love for "Conspiracies."

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 06:27 AM (#267780)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Hilary in NZ

Better thread than dead.


30 Jul 00 - 07:24 AM (#267799)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gervase

Secret passages. 'Spaw?
But you advertise yours with such gusto!
Sunday afternoon now, BTW, and still sunny. I think this thread's hanging by by a...well, by summat, until the autumn. Then we can wrap it in straw, paint its name on its shell and stuff in it a cardboard box to be accidentally incorporated into the bonfire on Guy Fawkes' Night.
Failing that, I'll get the ether ('Spaw - put it down; you know you should never mix your drinks!)


30 Jul 00 - 03:13 PM (#267986)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Ok it's now 9 o'clock Sunday night and I've been too ill to even look at Mudcat for 24 hours....... I come back to find one of my best mates has snuck off and got married without a word, Spaw passed out in front of the t.v, Gervase with a homicidal gleam in his eye and this damn thread STILL going.....so status quo maintained as usual, I see.


30 Jul 00 - 03:25 PM (#267996)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

OK, paraphrases of great Bible verses oughtta do it. If not I can always go on to discuss various creedal statements throughout English history.

"Wring not the nose lest one wringeth forth blood." (I think it's in Proverbs)

If you are swimming in the dungpile or cesspool, the work of your hands, no matter how skillful, will avail little. (Isaiah, definitely.)

It's all true. I read it in my Bible. I just don't memorize well.

~S~


30 Jul 00 - 03:30 PM (#267998)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Love travels the miles, upon the wings of angels
I promise you--I swear it's true--I'll always be near
And I can love you from here
On moonbeams, on heartstrings
Love makes it's way through anything


30 Jul 00 - 03:36 PM (#268004)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Actually, it doesn't.....but that's another story.

Where will we be by tomorrow I wonder?

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 03:45 PM (#268008)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Far am bhi mi fhin?

And Spaw, believe me, it does.


30 Jul 00 - 03:49 PM (#268013)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

According to the Bible, Moses was first to ride a motorbike:

'And Lo! The roar of Moses' Triumph was heard throughout the land...'

No connection with anything, good, innit??!


30 Jul 00 - 03:54 PM (#268018)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

As Monty Burns would say, "Excellent, Smithers!"

~S~


30 Jul 00 - 04:16 PM (#268041)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

I'll take it under advisement Meebo.

.....oy...............

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 04:17 PM (#268042)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

250

Spaw


30 Jul 00 - 04:56 PM (#268062)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Spaw, happy birthday, I had no idea you had aged so quickly. From 49 to 250, what kinda engine goes like that so fast?

~S~


30 Jul 00 - 04:58 PM (#268065)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Now the night is filled with such a Triumphant noise
Roaring in from Windsor it's the Bonneville Boys


From 'Going up the Ace', by the Shambles.

I didn't notice Moses amongst them?.

(Triumph was/is a British motorcycle)


30 Jul 00 - 05:01 PM (#268067)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Let's vote. Who shall we allow to kill this thread?

~S~


30 Jul 00 - 05:15 PM (#268078)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)

Morticia gets my vote

Paddy(1)


30 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM (#268133)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Allan C.

I truly wish there were some way for us to all do a joint post so that this thing could die a decent death. It has gone way past my orginal intent into some kind of stubbornness match. Surely it can't be about whose computer will crap out first. I mean, it only took me three seconds to load this thing. Does anyone really think they can shut all of us down by adding more posts to this? All any of this is doing is taking up storage space in Mudcatville which could be better used for the DT or something. Come on people! Give it a rest!

End of rant


30 Jul 00 - 07:11 PM (#268138)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread From: Tone d' F Date: 30-Jul-00 - 02:23 AM

let me try that again. It hasn't gone and it's sunn in Kent

By the way was it your name I heard on Radio2 last week If it was commenting about woodchip wallpaper being the work of the devil, yes. I bet you're a TOG too (TOG = The Old Geezer/Git). Aha!!

Actually this is becoming a good thread for getting rid of all those anger feelings - Gervase, make sure you get rid of it all before Wednesday..... Morty, hope you are feeling yourself again.

And Walls of Jericho were the first Ice Cream manufacturers......

Shall we get into constipated people? Moses took the tablets, Samson brought the house down, Solomon sat for 40 years and Balaam couldn't shift his ass. There are a couple of others, but I just can't think of them at the moment.....

LTS


30 Jul 00 - 07:14 PM (#268141)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

My vote is with Paddy (1)


30 Jul 00 - 07:18 PM (#268144)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Hey, I've an idea - why don't we post some wanted lyrics here, that will make it sink without trace - or try saying thankyou to someone - that usually works with mine..... otherwise we're gonna be up to 300 and our necks in it! LTS


30 Jul 00 - 07:31 PM (#268150)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Solomon was first to drink canned beer - he asked for Long Life (sorry, showing my age! Inde Coopes' first canned beer in Britain!).

Easiest way to kill this thread is to ignore it!


31 Jul 00 - 03:42 AM (#268386)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

I entirely agree...........


31 Jul 00 - 02:04 PM (#268702)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Guest, stubborn

But a call to ignore things never holds forth at Mudcat...


31 Jul 00 - 02:11 PM (#268714)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

*poke* *poke* nope, not dead yet.

say - did anyone know there are still about 3000 songs without tunes in the DT? I'll be happy to send the list to anyone who wants it ---


31 Jul 00 - 03:06 PM (#268760)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

we could try stabbing it behind the arras....I'm not sure where that is but it always seemed to work for Shakespeare


31 Jul 00 - 03:13 PM (#268764)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: MMario

it was probably a type. Willy the Shake meant "stab him in the arse" and the copyist printed "arras"


31 Jul 00 - 05:52 PM (#268885)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

More likely he was dictating it, with his Midlands accent the copyist thought he said something else.

Do you realise that this thing was dormant for 8 hours!!!

LTS


31 Jul 00 - 05:57 PM (#268893)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Long enough for rigor-mortis to set in?


31 Jul 00 - 07:15 PM (#268967)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Calling Dr. Kevorkian, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, calling Dr. Kevorkian....

Needs a DNR order written I guess.

~S~


01 Aug 00 - 06:58 AM (#269295)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

I dunno about RIGORmortis, more like LIQUORmortis! Anyway, that's ruined my plan for ignoring the bugger!


01 Aug 00 - 07:10 AM (#269302)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Well, I think as AllanC started this, he should be the one to administer the final blow......


01 Aug 00 - 03:16 PM (#269649)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

We should officially kill it during the radio show tomorrow night, then all go to HearMe for a fast funeral.

Max can deal it a death blow. A mercy killing or self-defense?

~S~


01 Aug 00 - 05:49 PM (#269760)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Justifiable homicide.

LTS


01 Aug 00 - 07:19 PM (#269826)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

Apply posticide liberally in a well-ventilated room. Protective clothing and breathing apparatus recommended. Inhlation or prolonged contact with skin may cause neurological damage.

~S~


02 Aug 00 - 12:41 AM (#270059)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Once more into the breach,dear friends

rr


02 Aug 00 - 02:25 AM (#270097)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen (at the hospital)

Mmmmhhmmm? Hello? Er, was somebody looking for a doctor? Who?...Oh...never mind...didn't really want to post to this damn thread anyway...(shuffles off, mumbling, to the on-call room)


02 Aug 00 - 12:46 PM (#270364)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

MARK!!!!

Why didn't you just pronounce it dead!!!????

~S~


02 Aug 00 - 01:04 PM (#270376)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Call for the de-fibrill---derfibbrll--------defib--------

That thing that they like so much in ER and Casulty.


02 Aug 00 - 01:13 PM (#270382)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bill D

I SEE YOU!! Don't post that!....


02 Aug 00 - 02:40 PM (#270436)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

That.


02 Aug 00 - 03:22 PM (#270453)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: jeffp

I was going to post something terribly witty, but after reading this whole thread I seem to have forgotten it. So I won't.

jeffp


03 Aug 00 - 06:58 AM (#270897)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Patrish(inactive)

The devil made me do it


04 Aug 00 - 01:34 AM (#271312)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

God made me do it.

Click here


04 Aug 00 - 02:25 PM (#271456)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

At this rate it's going to explode, or spontaneously combust, or some such...


08 Aug 00 - 05:23 PM (#273776)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,the cat came back

they thought it was a goner, but it wouldn't stay away


08 Aug 00 - 05:53 PM (#273806)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Turn the echo OFF! off! off! off!


08 Aug 00 - 06:46 PM (#273836)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mickey191

Mickey191 And I had the embalming fluid right here in my hand. Gads!


08 Aug 00 - 08:34 PM (#273916)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Alice

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you...


09 Aug 00 - 05:46 PM (#274583)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Hee hee hee!


09 Aug 00 - 07:19 PM (#274650)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Well! here I am at the end finally. I have eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome but it was worth.
Lachesis, Cutting the thread.


09 Aug 00 - 07:45 PM (#274667)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Oh No you don't. Gimme the scissors. This is my job!
Atropos


09 Aug 00 - 07:56 PM (#274671)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Wait! Wait. We're almost there.
Clotho


09 Aug 00 - 09:35 PM (#274728)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

HMMM Semi-esoteric Greek mythology does it everytime. But I feel this is a Pyrrhic victory. No one is left to share in it. Alia iacta est.


10 Aug 00 - 08:43 AM (#274950)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Sailor Dan

I have read it twice, Please shoot this damn thing.

My eyes hurt. bunch of sadistic rat finks

Sailor DAn "DBG"


10 Aug 00 - 10:27 AM (#275010)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Spin. Spin. Spin.
Clotho


10 Aug 00 - 06:52 PM (#275387)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Dead, dead, and never called me 'mother'!!

(Perhaps you're its father?)


10 Aug 00 - 06:53 PM (#275388)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

I go away for a week and it's still haunting me

Put it out of our misery


10 Aug 00 - 07:57 PM (#275407)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Almost there.


10 Aug 00 - 08:11 PM (#275416)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

It's going to be hard to type with my new white straight jacket, the man chasing me with the butterfly net is getting closer

will the thing never end incessantly counting... counting

aarrrghh the humanity


10 Aug 00 - 08:16 PM (#275419)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: rangeroger

Seven wooden stakes and the BIIIIGGG mallet


10 Aug 00 - 08:29 PM (#275428)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please

Kill This Now Before 666

You know you want to it makes sense, dont forget

every day in every way I'm getting better and better

All to gether now

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (Eric Idle)

Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say; Some things in life are bad, They can really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse, When you're chewing on life's gristle, Don't grumble, give a whistle, And this'll help things turn out for the best, hey,

Always look on the bright side of life, Always look on the light side of life, If life seems jolly rotten, There's something you've forgotten, And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing. When you're feeling in the dumps, Don't be silly chumps, Just purse you're lips and whistle, That's the thing.

And, always look on the bright side of life, Always look on the right side of life, For life is quite absurd, An. death's the final word, You must always face the curtain with a bow, Forget about your sin, give the audience a grin, Enjoy it, it's you last chance of the hour.

So, always look on the bright side of death, Just before you draw your terminal breath, Life's a piece o' shit, When you look at it, Life's a laugh and death's a joke it's true, You'll see it's all a show, Keep 'em laughing as you go, Remember that the last laugh is on you.

And, always look on the bright side of life, Always look on the right side of life, Come on, Brian cheer up, Always look on the bright side of life, Always look on the right side of life, Worse things happen at sea, you know, Always look on the bright side of life, I mean, what do you have to lose? You come from nothing, You go back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing! Always look on the bright side of life.


10 Aug 00 - 08:32 PM (#275429)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Great............301........................

fuck me

Spaw


10 Aug 00 - 08:42 PM (#275434)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

Well spaw I'm available Saturday 26th. Just say the word and I'll pop over the water in a jiffy ... no not a small padded envelope.


10 Aug 00 - 08:46 PM (#275437)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Thanks for the offer but I'll be out of town!

We need to get Joe or Pene to erase most of this sucker and put a lock on the thread!!!!!!!!

Oh well.............

Spaw


10 Aug 00 - 08:57 PM (#275450)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Tone d' F

story of my wife

end


10 Aug 00 - 09:09 PM (#275454)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Quincy

Seems like it's dead!! Time for me to perform the autopsy................!!!!


10 Aug 00 - 09:27 PM (#275469)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: death by whisky

Dammit.Gone blank.On the tip of my tounge it was.


10 Aug 00 - 09:36 PM (#275474)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Albetorss

It's a norweigian Blue it is an ex thread it has ceased to be

oop sorry wrong thread, I was after the 100 line thread


Click here


-Joe Offer-


11 Aug 00 - 04:06 AM (#275681)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

We've passed the 300 mark.

Is this a record?

NO!!

Don't be silly, a record is a round black thing with a hole in the middle...


11 Aug 00 - 04:19 AM (#275686)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lena

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 Aug 00 - 04:43 AM (#275695)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: CarolC

On July the 18th, Terry K posted the following to this thread:

"Seems the only sure fire way to get a thread to last a long time is to say something about Ireland. Doesn't seem to matter what."

Well, since I've been a member of the Mudcat, I've killed at least one, and now possibly two threads by talking about Ireland. I don't know why, exactly, but in Ireland, I seem to have the knack for clearing a room. So maybe this post will kill the thread.

Best regards to everyone, Carol


11 Aug 00 - 05:56 AM (#275705)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Quincy

I hear you Carol but the only trouble is that some of us Irish didn't only kiss the Blarney Stone but we took a bite out of it!!!!
So we can talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and talk...........

best wishes, Yvonne (who was vaccinated with a gramophone needle!)


12 Aug 00 - 04:07 AM (#276217)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lena

"La vuoi sapere la Novella dello Stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai?!"

"Si!"

"Ma non si dice di si' alla novella dello stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai!!!! Allora,la vuoi sapere la Novella dello Stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai?!"

"No."

"Ma non si dice di no alla Novella dello Stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai! Allora,la vuoi sapere la Novella dello Stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai?!"

"Bau Bau Uga Uga"

"Ma non si dice Bau Bau Uga Uga alla Novella dello Stento che dura tanto tempo e che non finisce mai...."


12 Aug 00 - 04:27 AM (#276223)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Couldn't have put it better myself...


12 Aug 00 - 04:40 AM (#276226)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lena

I didn't believe in miracles before getting stuck to this thread.Bernard,I've got another one for you:

"Dimmelo e Dammelo andarono in guerra.Dammelo mori'.Chi rimase?!" "Dimmelo."

"Allora ricomincio: Dimmelo e Dammelo amdarono in Guerra.Dammelo mori'.Chi rimase?!" "Dimmelo."

"allora ricomincio.....etc..."


12 Aug 00 - 07:18 AM (#276245)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Sailor Dan

Jeez,

There trying to kill a thread So now their talking in tongues.

I think I'll just get out the old shotgun with the birdshot in it and try and blow it away.

Sailor DAn.


12 Aug 00 - 09:03 AM (#276257)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,mICKEY191

when I go to a funeral I want to know what the hell the bereaved are saying about the departed one. Let's have a translator explain and throw a rose on the grave. Then we'll cover the poor bastard up and meet at the nearest pub. Peace! Is it over?


13 Aug 00 - 12:08 AM (#276658)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Ooh, Lena, you silver tongued temptress, you!


13 Aug 00 - 08:27 PM (#277112)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Sailor Dan

Ok its time, I have the thread wrapped and tied to the back of the boat. I'll just drag it out into the Gulfstream and drown it. And if it doesnt sink I let it go and have the gulfstream float it to Iceland

Goodbye old thread. To the archives you go.

Sailor DAn


14 Aug 00 - 04:37 PM (#277636)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Shambles

Over to our Iceland members........


14 Aug 00 - 04:45 PM (#277641)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

At least there was a piece of music specifically written for the death of this thread...

The 'Last Post'...

Dudooooooooo

Dudooooooooo

Dudoot doot dudoooooo

Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


14 Aug 00 - 04:52 PM (#277648)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Jon Freeman

If one were to read the "Why is Mudcat so slow" thread, they would realise that resources are tied up while a thread is being processed. Please consider the time that this one takes to download and at least think about a killing the thread #2 if this must be continued. I could be wrong on this but it appears that 2 or more shorter threads are far less of a strain on the MC resources than processing something of this size.

Jon


14 Aug 00 - 04:55 PM (#277652)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Lighten up!


14 Aug 00 - 08:40 PM (#277815)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: death by whisky

Removol,wake,mass,burial.Lets here it for tradition.


15 Aug 00 - 04:31 AM (#278018)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gomez

I know of a damp, dark place where it could be entombed for a long, long time. Unless, of course, you do not wish it to be happy?


22 Aug 00 - 01:44 AM (#282176)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Well I'm still up with a sick kid. Michael never gets sick and on the rare occasions that he does, he wants to talk. Anyway, I was just sitting here and thought............What the Hell?

Spaw


22 Aug 00 - 03:23 PM (#282599)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

And why not, indeed!


22 Aug 00 - 03:38 PM (#282607)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Unbelievable. A thread called "killing the thread" and it's now at 323 postings. If "jerks" like me didn't keep reacting to things like this, we could kill this damned thread and be done with it. If you think I'm going to read the whole thing, you're crazier than I am.

I am going to go and fill up the bathtub with hot water.

Then I will take this entire computer and drop it in.

That should do it.


22 Aug 00 - 03:48 PM (#282612)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Nice to see you Hawk, sorry you won't be around anymore...........

Spaw


22 Aug 00 - 05:09 PM (#282688)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Liz the Squeak

Geez, this thing is going longer than Jerry Springer!!!

It's running longer than The Mousetrap, and it is rapidly becoming a danger to shipping!!

Please, mercy killing? Let's hear it for euthanasia? Bring on the Syrian Suicide squad.....!

LTS


22 Aug 00 - 05:33 PM (#282713)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Kim C

AHA! It was Colonel Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick!!!!


22 Aug 00 - 05:56 PM (#282726)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Cobble

RIP


23 Aug 00 - 05:04 PM (#283453)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Jim Krause

Refresh


24 Aug 00 - 01:01 AM (#283792)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JamesJim

I am so inspired by this that I have decided to see how long I can twiddle my thumbs.


24 Aug 00 - 01:02 AM (#283795)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Little Hawk, you should never have posted to this. You're the one with the talent for starting threads that go on for a verrrry long time...
And why did you do it? I wouldn't have thought that an energizer bunny like this one would be appetizing to hawks - too much plastic and metal. And the fuzzy nylon stuff gets in your beak...

Spaw, let's get it up to 350, ok?

You know, I have this horrible fear that I've killed it now. I start a thread and get like, 2 responses. I write something about Guy Fawkes in the British and American Cultural Differences 2 thread, and someone (*hrumpf*) thinks it was celticblues5 who wrote it!

I think I'll go back to the Greenman now... I need a drink... and sympathetic company...
I'm a thread-killer. *sob*

~*sirepseh*~

329, as far as I know.


24 Aug 00 - 01:22 AM (#283811)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

DIE, VILE THREAD!!!! DIE!!! Oops...


24 Aug 00 - 01:38 AM (#283825)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

LH - You're not going to let me have the (dis)honour of killing this thing, are you?


24 Aug 00 - 01:42 AM (#283826)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

That's odd, hesperis, your message clearly is labelled as having gone in at 1:38 AM, and my machine presently thinks that it's 1:33 AM. Could this be a time warp? I have a sickening feeling that this thread will just go on and on forever.

You're it! (Oh, check your PM's)


24 Aug 00 - 01:56 AM (#283830)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

I was on another computer today for workplace number 2, and it thought the time was 3 am instead of 3 pm, and the 24th already. It really messed me up for a second...

Tag! You're it!

(Now, where're Spaw, and LTS, and Morticia...)


24 Aug 00 - 10:10 AM (#283969)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

Did I hear my name mentioned? Oh noooooo, not here??? I promised myself, no more posting to this damn thread!! O.k.< deep breath> I can give it up anytime I want to!And this is it......probably.........


25 Aug 00 - 02:51 AM (#284833)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Sorry. I escaped from...


26 Aug 00 - 02:45 PM (#285683)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

...work, and I just couldn't resist posting to this thread. I know it is incredibly bad taste, especially now that almost everybody else doesn't think this thread is funny anymore, but I had had to do it. Somebody's gotta.
Just chalk it up to one of those almost-three-AM brain farts, that seem absolutely brilliant at the time.

You know, I think it is long past time for this thing to actually die.
Farewell, have a nice time in thread oblivion...


26 Aug 00 - 09:23 PM (#285865)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Cobble

R.I.P.


27 Aug 00 - 04:49 AM (#285993)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Banjer

I'll put it to rest, I feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of Mudcatville


27 Aug 00 - 02:57 PM (#286154)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: tar_heel

BANG!!!!!!!!!!!IT'S DEAD.........NOW WHAT???


27 Aug 00 - 03:43 PM (#286176)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Somebody get a wooden stake. Or some garlic. This thing has got to be eliminated.


27 Aug 00 - 03:51 PM (#286181)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Banjer

Wooden stake(steak) and garlic? Sounds good to me. Give my wife the juiciest steak you can find and she'll find a way to make a wooden steak out of it, guaranteed.....!


27 Aug 00 - 10:14 PM (#286287)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

I tried posting to this thread yesterday, (so that I could kill it of course) but it didn't work for some reason, so I am just posting this message to reassure you all that this time it really is over. There's nothing more to worry about. This thread hasn't got a chance. It'll be dead before the night is through.

Trust me! (why do those words always sound so insincere when used in conjunction with each other like that.)

lox


27 Aug 00 - 10:27 PM (#286292)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

You have to ask yourself what sort of idiot would still post to this damn thread after all this time...


27 Aug 00 - 10:34 PM (#286295)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Sailor Dan

Well I'll be damned, you go away for two weeks and a thread that is supposed to have been killed by many diabolical methods is still here waiting to be killed. Its just like the red ants in my garden, the more ant killer I put on them, the bigger they get.

Sailor DAN


27 Aug 00 - 11:59 PM (#286334)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Gasp...Wheeze!


28 Aug 00 - 02:07 PM (#286631)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

I've tried setting traps, tried industrial strength rat poison, but still this bugger won't go away.

It seems to have a life all of its own, which is more than can be said for the poor sods who keep posting to it. Present company excepted, of course!!!

What IS the fatal fascination for this thread? After all, it's not actually ABOUT anything, is it? OR IS IT?

Maybe that's it - subliminal messages from another dimension - try saying THAT when you're sober!!


28 Aug 00 - 02:39 PM (#286656)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

It WAS about something once....go way back to the start and you will see that it was...but it's hard to say what it's about now. Sort of like the political parties in the USA and Canada and just about everywhere else...Ha! Ha!

Cthulhu for president! Why settle for the lesser of two evils?


28 Aug 00 - 06:16 PM (#286799)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Or, indeed, the lesser of two weevils!?


28 Aug 00 - 06:19 PM (#286800)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

It's debatable whether it WAS ever about anything, or nothing in particular.

At least I get to be 350...


29 Aug 00 - 01:22 AM (#287030)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JamesJim

Dare I go on? 350 is enough, but when you become so familiar with something, you hate to see it die. Toast!

Jim


29 Aug 00 - 01:36 AM (#287038)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

"May you live in interesting times."
- ancient oriental curse.


29 Aug 00 - 07:18 PM (#287451)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Cobble

one now has to pose the question " how long is a piece of THREAD'? Mrs. Cobble


29 Aug 00 - 11:13 PM (#287591)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

As long as the spirit that sustains it.


29 Aug 00 - 11:32 PM (#287602)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: The Lighthouse

Well this thing just keeps going. How long will it get they ask. Anyway, how long has the LONGEST MUDCAT thread been??? If it's 4 digits then we should let this one fall off now (we'll never make it)!

or will it?


30 Aug 00 - 08:08 AM (#287725)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Cobble

How much thead could a mudcat thread if a mudcat could thead thread????? Mrs Cobble


30 Aug 00 - 01:47 PM (#287991)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Aw, you're just stringing us along...


30 Aug 00 - 03:23 PM (#288050)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: wysiwyg

THIS old thing still alive?????

If it is still going next week I am going to take it over to talk about Jesus. I know that will do it in.

~S~


30 Aug 00 - 03:32 PM (#288057)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Don't be so sure. I love talking about Jesus.


30 Aug 00 - 04:34 PM (#288083)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

I had a teddy bear once.

He had a squint.

I named him 'Gladly' - after the hymn 'Gladly, my cross-eyed bear'...

I also had a newt.

I called him 'Tiny'.

Why? Because he was my newt...

There! One dead thread!

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


30 Aug 00 - 06:39 PM (#288181)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

"You say goodbye, and I say hello" - Wait, that was the other way round originally wasn't it?!


31 Aug 00 - 02:50 PM (#288672)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

You say yes! I say no! You say why And I say I don't know...

They don't write lyrics like that anymore!


06 Sep 00 - 02:44 AM (#291922)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,me

I came back to turn the lights off.

Good night children.


06 Sep 00 - 10:26 AM (#292058)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Cobble

Guest me did yu forget to blow that candle out ? mrs. cobble


06 Sep 00 - 01:15 PM (#292175)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Ratatatatatatatatatat!

Squirt!

sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooffffffffffffff..........POW!

Kick, Punch, Stamp, Bite, Scratch!

Oops......sorry......I didn't mean it.....honest......look, keep away from me you freak lifeform or I'll,...I'll...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!

It's coming after me!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllp!

llllllllllooooooooooxxxxxxxxx


06 Sep 00 - 01:34 PM (#292192)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Lox, are you okay? Should I call an ambulance?
It's gone now, it'll be alright.
What? The THREAD actually attacked you? Did it manage to do any damage?
Lox................... Lox?

LOX?

Is anybody here?


06 Sep 00 - 01:45 PM (#292212)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Don't worry, folks!

Lox is only stringing us all along!!!

Had me in stitches, I can tell you!

Sorry, but this is starting to degenerate into really ropey puns!

Send me a line, and I'll knot do it again...


06 Sep 00 - 05:09 PM (#292373)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

New rule: In order to pst to this thread, you MUST read each and every previous post in total. There will be a quiz. That should discourage the more impulsive in the group.


06 Sep 00 - 05:27 PM (#292388)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

What? Every single time we call up the accursed thing? Get real! I've read them all once, but I ain't goin' back and doing it all over again. I had a life once (before Mudcat) and I intend to find it again someday.

Whaddya take me for?

Whaddya want?

Whaddya think?

Who's impulsive???


06 Sep 00 - 09:08 PM (#292525)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Phew!... (pant, pant ...) I got away....

wait a minute .......

OH NO! - THERE IT IS! - QUICK! - RUN!......


07 Sep 00 - 10:04 AM (#292778)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Maybe this?


07 Sep 00 - 10:08 AM (#292781)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,as above

Sorry, I hit 'enter'by mistake. I didn't read this thread, it's too long. Just want to say that I always hit the 'refresh' button before I post on any site, everything moves much faster that way. Cheers


07 Sep 00 - 10:11 AM (#292784)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Just on the border of your waking mind
There lies a place
Where darkness and light are one
And as you tread the halls of sanity
You feel so glad you cannot go beyond
I have a message from another time...

"Why do I wear a grenade around my neck? Because someday I'm gonna pull the pin so I can see what's on the other side..."


07 Sep 00 - 10:14 AM (#292786)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

.......sorry, can't stop ........ (puff, puff)......


07 Sep 00 - 10:28 AM (#292801)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Take that, you hound! And that! And that! And that! And that!


07 Sep 00 - 10:39 AM (#292804)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

WATCH OUT MBO! IT'S BEHIND YOU......

Here take this flame thrower if you're not going to use your grenade for something sensible.

In fact, give that to me........

NOW LETS GET THE F**K OUT OF HERE!


07 Sep 00 - 10:47 AM (#292810)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Computer, initialize self-destruct sequence. Overide level 6 security clearance an authority of Lieutenant Mbo, clearance Gamma 47.

Access granted. Initializing self-destruct sequence. Self-destruction will occur in 60 seconds...55 seconds...


07 Sep 00 - 10:51 AM (#292813)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

THAT'S MY COOKIE YOU MORON.....

TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF!


07 Sep 00 - 12:47 PM (#292881)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

I trust that both Mbo and Lox have been turned into teeny little bits of space flotsam now, drifting into eternity...

Here's a limerick:

This thread is the absolute worst
In fact, I believe it's accursed
It's giving me fits
Cos it simply won't quite
While my budgerigar's dying of thirst


07 Sep 00 - 12:53 PM (#292886)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Can somebody pass me my legs please, oh, yeah, and my arms.....

Actually, does anyone here know anything about emergency reconstructive surgery,.....

I'm not putting anyone under pressure, it would just be really handy....

OK! I'm gonna pull myself together.


07 Sep 00 - 01:06 PM (#292895)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

My appendages...I just can't stand when we're apart!


07 Sep 00 - 01:12 PM (#292902)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Have you had your appendix out recently then or something?


07 Sep 00 - 01:17 PM (#292907)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Mbo

Only to the local coffee shop.


07 Sep 00 - 01:26 PM (#292912)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

I didn't know that appendices smoked.

I suppose that they probably burn as easily as the prologue and the table of contents though, so I shouldn't really be so surprised.

Wait a minute, are you advocating the burning of books?

So that's why you carry a hand grenade around!


07 Sep 00 - 02:55 PM (#292968)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,Yum Yum

Little Hawk, what would you rather bee or a wasp?


07 Sep 00 - 03:11 PM (#292984)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Little Hawk would rather be a psychotic astronaut.

Just dropping by to be sure everyone's having a great time and it appears they are. See y'all round da' campus.

Spaw


07 Sep 00 - 07:55 PM (#293174)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Fee Fi Fo Fum!

I smell the blood of a mudcat forum!


07 Sep 00 - 11:05 PM (#293258)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Hi Spaw. Always nice to get a little communique from the Neal Young Centre For The Terminally Screwed...

A psychotic astronaut would be kinda fun. I would get to be around the stars, after all, or I could always just stay on Mudcat and annoy you.

A magician from eastern Brazil
Discovered a magical pill
He swallowed it whole
Threw up in a bowl
And left it to Spaw in his will

Bwah-hah-hah-hah!


07 Sep 00 - 11:15 PM (#293263)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Skiff is on vacation so we're not taking any new admissions at the NYCFTTS until he returns Hawk. But when he returns, be sure to check in and ask him for the special David Bowie Insipid and Vacuous Suite. Space Oddity plays in the room 24 hours a day. You'll love it.

Spaw


07 Sep 00 - 11:59 PM (#293289)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,God


08 Sep 00 - 08:55 AM (#293410)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Hey, God,

I didn't realise you were so homophobic.


08 Sep 00 - 11:32 AM (#293449)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: sledge

I think I can feel my mind going.


08 Sep 00 - 12:02 PM (#293467)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lox

Excellent. I can't believe you've actually managed to start it up at last.

Well done.


08 Sep 00 - 01:23 PM (#293527)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

He probably jump started it.


08 Sep 00 - 09:04 PM (#293794)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

I can't believe this bloody thing is still going......we've tried poison, shooting,disintegration and boring it to death........I think that anyone who subscribes to it after this should pay a fine to Max....$10 or £5 or the currency of whichever nationality offends first......there.....that should stop the bugger.


08 Sep 00 - 09:19 PM (#293808)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

I don't know Max, so I'm not paying him. I had a lot of time to think while this interminable abomination of a thread loaded, and I have just one question to ask:

WHO PURLOINED THE SELF-DESTRUCT MECHANISM???


08 Sep 00 - 09:37 PM (#293819)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

It wasn't purloined, because it wasn't written into the code. Max should probably delete this entire thread. As long as it's on the server, people are going to be dumbasses and post to it.

Ooops! Jest called me sylph a dumbass!
(I don't even play bass!)

Can somebody take over this thread and talk about something interesting?


08 Sep 00 - 10:20 PM (#293845)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lepus Rex

Almost to 400?! Jesus H. Christ! Good number to let it DIE DIE DIE at, eh? You guys push it up two more, and it'll be so purdy and round! Then stop!

Like you'll ever stop! Addicts! ;•Þ

---Lepus Rex


08 Sep 00 - 10:45 PM (#293854)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JamesJim

Here's 399. Who wants to go for 400?

Jim


08 Sep 00 - 10:46 PM (#293856)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,sunny

and the beat goes on, yeah the beat goes on drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain la di da di dee la di da di dah.....


08 Sep 00 - 11:21 PM (#293867)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

The next person to post to this thread is an unmitigated bastard. This person would stoop to any piece of foul mischief,dark deed,or nasty back-stabbing hypocrisy,because this evil-smelling lump of hog excrement has absolutely no ethical standard,or moral conscience.The death of this person's Grandmother was,in fact,no accident. The disappearance of many neighborhood cats and dogs,beloved by their owners,is no coincidence. This individual puts razor-blades in candy apples on Halloween.This person has placed numerous piranhas in the hot tubs of the unsuspecting.This person is,in point of fact,the Anti-Christ,the Lord of the Flies,Balaal,the IRS,Barry Manilow and Donald Trump rolled up in one disgusting cluster. This person stole Pete Seeger's banjo and played Feelings on it. This person stabbed George Harrison.This person bitch-slapped Gordon Lightfoot.

And so,without further introduction Ladies and Gentlemen,I give you........


09 Sep 00 - 12:43 AM (#293911)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Thomas the Rhymer

Of all the comrades that I had, there's none that's left to boast.
And I'm left alone in my misery now, like some poor wandering ghost.
And as I roave from town to town, they call me the rambling sign,
The people all say, "there goes Tom Moore, from the days of fourty nine".

In the days of old, in the days of gold, how often I repine,...
For the days of old, when we dug up the gold, in the days of fourty nine....


09 Sep 00 - 12:57 AM (#293914)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lepus Rex

Oh, you bastards! Ruined my pretty round, shapely number! What, do we have to go for ... 500?! Aaaaargh!!!

---Lepus Rex was not breast fed.


22 Sep 00 - 02:32 PM (#303247)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Agh!!! The horror of the undead!


22 Sep 00 - 03:02 PM (#303297)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

Gawd! 'As it not gorn yet?

As I drive a Peugeot 405, I claim this number!!

Sad, or what!!?


22 Sep 00 - 06:15 PM (#303427)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Having just ordered my 406th pizza with NO anchovies, I claim this thread!


22 Sep 00 - 11:10 PM (#303616)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JamesJim

Once I had a little old Nash Rambler with a 407 engine in it. So......


22 Sep 00 - 11:47 PM (#303636)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST,ticked off

This has got to be the stupidest thread yet not to mention a perfect example of why useless threads should be erased after a certain time. Can't you babies go play in a pile of shit somewhere else, and stay out of the way of the music? It is no wonder that people are complaining about the appearance Mudcat gives to visitors, and why many do not come back.


23 Sep 00 - 01:41 AM (#303698)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Why don't you stay out of the BS threads if you don't like 'em, GUEST ticked off?

I've been a musician since before I was born, and if I want to have other kinds of fun with like-minded people, I will.

::French Horn singing "Shenandoah" in the background::

409
4 plus 9 equals 13, the number of life and death and the mysteries.

hesperis


23 Sep 00 - 03:02 AM (#303707)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lepus Rex

Come here, 'guest, ticked off.' That's right... Don't.. move! I got ya! These are shears, and this is your head. *shaving noise* ...and THAT is a MULLET! Run along, and quit your whining, you faceless little mullet-head!

---Lepus Rex


23 Sep 00 - 12:41 PM (#303860)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Hee! Hee! Hee! Another terminally serious greaseball bites the dust!


23 Sep 00 - 02:11 PM (#303905)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Well, that GUEST wasn't exactly 'faceless' in this forum, although it's 'face' is probably even more ticked off now...


23 Sep 00 - 02:27 PM (#303915)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lepus Rex

Bring it on, 'GUEST, ticked off!' I've got a Molly Hatchet wifebeater and some Crazy Glue with YOUR name on it!

And hesperis, that angry 'face' doesn't look so bad, framed in a stylish mullet, does it?

---Lepus Rex


23 Sep 00 - 02:44 PM (#303924)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

I've never liked mullets..............or mallets either.
Particularly not on the head.

(Mallards are fine, but not on top of the head either...)

::quack, quack!::


23 Sep 00 - 10:12 PM (#304161)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: JamesJim

Hey Guest, glad to have you here with the rest of us "babies." If you find it in your heart to stay around, you probably can get off the valium. Tag, you're it!

Jim


23 Sep 00 - 11:00 PM (#304176)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Of all tragedies, a complete inability to see the value in spontaneous humour is probably the most tragic of all.

I once had a neighbour who was utterly humourless. He liked only jazz music of a certain style whose name escapes me, and he objected to all other forms of music. He considered folk music, and all modern popular music ("modern" meaning after 1955, I guess, to him) to be beneath contempt.

He also kept raising hell about the sound of my lawnmower, although he wasn't bothered by his own lawnmower's sound, strangely enough. He threatened to have me charged with disturbing the peace for mowing my lawn on Sunday one time. He made repeated demands that I should mow the lawn only at certain specific time intervals determined by him.

Accordingly, I bought an ass and put the lawnmower in storage. By allowing the ass free range of the lawn, I was enabled to have the grass trimmed regularly in almost complete silence.

I have since moved, but became so fond of the ass that I brought it with me to my new home. Anyone who doesn't approve of this thread is welcome to come over for a visit any old time and kiss it.


24 Sep 00 - 12:02 AM (#304196)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Jon, you do realize that it is now impossible to just read to the end of the thread and not post to it?


24 Sep 00 - 12:06 AM (#304200)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Hmmm, that's strange! Who made Jon's post disappear? And for what sinister reason?

Was the JavaScript messing up the server or something?


24 Sep 00 - 04:23 PM (#304533)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

I always thought the whole point of being a musician (or 'artist' of any sort) was you expressed yourself - brrummpp! - in what ever way you saw fit. If others take delight in sharing it with you, even better. Sometimes the actual music is merely the catalyst in the greater scheme of things...

Gawd! I'm starting to sound as serious as 'Charisma Bypass Personified'! I'm offering a truly wonderful prize to whoever is first to guess who I mean...!


24 Sep 00 - 05:09 PM (#304555)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: GUEST, mrs_zezam

This thread reminds me of Harry Nilsson's story
*The Point*
http://home1.gte.net/Oblio/obliosst.htm
(someday I'll learn blue-clicky)
Sorry if this already has been said... I'm a newcomer and haven't had a chance to read everything.


24 Sep 00 - 11:00 PM (#304770)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Fin

Greetings and Aloha to the Thread Bearers, I can hardly believe I got sucked into this thread again, I was going to have just a tiny peep at the latest message and get out before it hooked me. I fell asleep last night (exhausted from laughing)composing my opinion of the heartless bastards who wanted to kill the innocent little thread what never hurt no one. Thats like cutting the head off Tiny Tim, no, not HIM, the other one - God bless us, every one... Thanks for the laughs, God bless you ......... Fin


20 Oct 00 - 07:27 PM (#323657)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Ah sorry Fin.......Just had to do this after Morty brought it up....plus it was mentioned on the "annoying: thread........So I kill two birds with one stone, but not the thread.

Spaw


20 Oct 00 - 08:04 PM (#323679)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Micca

Spaw, are you intent on upsetting both my Niece (not a shrewed move)and My Sister(definately not to be embarked on lightly)or have you just got tired of the idyllic life in Ohio??? and didnt you suspect from the presence of the carrotts and stuff that Morty "brought it up" to be rid of it?


20 Oct 00 - 08:34 PM (#323698)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

Yeah......but Micca, I'm so weak and it was so easy and.............Say, what the hell are you doing here too? Look, let's just put the blame on Morty.......whaddaya think?

Spaw


20 Oct 00 - 09:28 PM (#323712)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Morticia

I object M'Lud........my intentions were purely honourable; unlike our flatulant, fraudulent and fiendish friend here.......( good alliteration. eh lads?).


21 Oct 00 - 02:45 AM (#323841)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

VIRUS ALERT

THIS THREAD HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH A MANUAL VIRUS

< How it works:

The manual virus works on an honour system.
So, please firstly e-mail this to everyone in your mailing list, then randomly delete a few of your own computer files.

Thank you.


21 Oct 00 - 11:42 AM (#323967)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

Okay, have done so. It took quite a while. What a bother, to quote Winnie the Pooh.

Now if I may quote from H.P.Lovecraft...

"That is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange eons even death may die"

BUT NOT THIS THREAD, apparently...


21 Oct 00 - 05:26 PM (#324147)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

The thread, they said (with dread) is not dead.
Instead, fed with spread on bread, I'm off to bed...


26 Oct 00 - 02:44 PM (#327929)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

I don't know what came over me. I had to do it. Sorry.


26 Oct 00 - 08:31 PM (#328164)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Little Hawk

I know what it was, SINSULL...

The Call of Cthulhu!!!

OOOOOooooooo......

You may now "run shrieking from the room", as you ponder the hideous fate of those who disturb what should be left to its eternal, dreaming darkness...


27 Oct 00 - 09:28 AM (#328463)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: hesperis

Speak for yourself, Little Hawk!


27 Oct 00 - 09:45 AM (#328471)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: mrmoejoerisen

As a new Mudcatter I'm not taking it personal if the thread that I start begins and ends with me. I just figure that when everyone interested has posted that they simply try too keep the fresh topics rolling which in turn keeps the forum alive. It would be kind of dull to talk about the same topic for days on end with no end in sight. Variety is the spice of life or so the saying goes. I for one am having a blast and I've only posted about 5 or 6 times so far. Keep the topics rolling and keep those threads threading I guess. This site is actually theraputic for me because it helps me to vent how I'm feeling about any given topic brought up on the board. Especially with my Mom being terminally Ill with Breast Cancer this Board is very theraputic. Thanks again "Catters." for such a great forum. TNT Peace mrmoejoerisen


27 Oct 00 - 04:01 PM (#328724)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: SINSULL

Little Hawk,
I hate it when you're right! Cthulhu got me right where it would hurt the most - the World Series! Mookie and the Mets can blame my hubris for their misfortunes...and their crappy at bats too.


11 Nov 00 - 10:32 PM (#338970)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: catspaw49

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR ALLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a refresh in honor of the birthday of the man who started it!!!!!

What a GIFT, huh Allan????

Spaw


12 Nov 00 - 01:00 AM (#339028)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Margo

Live and let live! Margo


12 Nov 00 - 03:58 AM (#339052)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gary T

I have decided not to post to this thread as it would achieve no useful purpose and might be irritating to others.

No reply is necessary.


12 Nov 00 - 05:05 AM (#339065)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Lonesome EJ

As those of you still reading this thread are among the most despicable bottom-dwellers of the forum,I think we can all agree that I would be wasting my time if I did not speak bluntly: You are ruining the Forum and doing continued damage to this institution which Max hath created with the help of God Almighty.This thread consumes valuable band-width....tell me you have not found the Mudcat slower loading than in days past. This buffoonish thread is the main cause of this problem!For the love of God,if it mean anything to ye,abstain fvrom posting to this horrible staggering deformity of a thread!

I am talking to you,Catspaw,Lepus Rex, Littlehawk,Thomas the Rhymer,Bernard,Mrs Zezam(whoever the hell you are),hesperis,Micca,Morticia,Sinsull,Margo and gary T! Shame! Shame on you!This endless wastefully tedious thread has only one redeeming post.It is this...

"As a new Mudcatter I'm not taking it personal if the thread that I start begins and ends with me. I just figure that when everyone interested has posted that they simply try too keep the fresh topics rolling which in turn keeps the forum alive. It would be kind of dull to talk about the same topic for days on end with no end in sight. Variety is the spice of life or so the saying goes. I for one am having a blast and I've only posted about 5 or 6 times so far. Keep the topics rolling and keep those threads threading I guess. This site is actually theraputic for me because it helps me to vent how I'm feeling about any given topic brought up on the board. Especially with my Mom being terminally Ill with Breast Cancer this Board is very theraputic. Thanks again "Catters." for such a great forum. TNT Peace mrmoejoerisen "

This innocent,well-meaning post shines among the rest of you lot like a diamond in a vat of horse dung.This well-meaning dolt has read through the whole of this monstrous abortion, and then seen fit to exhort you lot by urging "keep those threads threading!"

For the love of the holy and honest virgin I beg you all....LET US END THIS !


12 Nov 00 - 11:54 AM (#339205)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Bernard

I suppose such a long posting to a thread of which you disapprove, mainly because of its length, can be justified...


12 Nov 00 - 02:22 PM (#339266)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gary T

Well, I tried....(sigh)


12 Nov 00 - 02:26 PM (#339268)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Gary T

Tis only fitting that here on the Mudcat, essentially a music site, a thread be capped with message #440 (which is this one unless someone sneaked in on me here). Good night, all.


12 Nov 00 - 03:26 PM (#339288)
Subject: RE: BS: Killing the thread
From: Zebedee

Gary,

I assume you refer to A=440htz?

As a folk site we surely need to stop at 'D'?

LEJ,

You've been here long enough to know that if you don't like a thread, don't go there.

On the main thread page, this is just a link, and won't slow you in looking for what you want.

Unless of course you come back to read the replies...


18 Jan 01 - 08:30 PM (#377388)
Subject: RE:
From: SINSULL

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
It just happened. He made me do it. It was there...


23 Jan 01 - 05:27 PM (#380772)
Subject: RE:
From: GUEST,Blind Drunk in Blind River

Okay, like, Happy Flippin' Chinese New Year, eh? It's comin' up, eh, and it's a good excuse to go out and pig out on Chinese food and get loaded! I always, like, hop on my snowmobile and head over to the nearest Chinese buffay and I eat at least 3 servings of everythibg, and then I start chugging a few beers. Last night I chugged 17 and I could stil talk. Sort of. It only took me five minutes too, eh? I bet you losers can't match that!

My brother Don couldn't match it. He fell in the North Channel last night and he still isn't up to par, so he only lasted 15 and a 1/2 beer befroe he ran out of steam. He couldn't talk right, either, eh? Of course, there's nothing new about that!

Hey, what is this thread about anyway, eh? It's awfully flippin long if yiou ask me. Took a flippin' age to load it. I hadda go and down 3 beer while I waited.

- BDiBR


02 Mar 01 - 11:31 PM (#410027)
Subject: RE:
From: catspaw49

I was forced to refresh this at Mario's request in honor of the 400,000th post. The fault here lies with Mario and I take no responsibility for it at all. Mario made me do it under duress.

Spaw (for Mario)


09 Jun 01 - 12:20 PM (#479732)
Subject: RE: BS:KILLING THE THREAD
From: SINSULL

Spaw made me do it.


05 Jul 01 - 12:08 PM (#498991)
Subject: RE:
From: GUEST


19 Jul 01 - 01:06 PM (#510409)
Subject: RE:
From: mousethief

I would never have posted to this thread, but McGrath of Harlow insisted.

Alex


07 Nov 02 - 01:23 PM (#820883)
Subject: RE: 9
From: GUEST,A coward

Deja Vu all over again.


07 Nov 02 - 01:51 PM (#820901)
Subject: RE:
From: Big Mick

I would NEVER post to such a bullshit thread as this is.

Mick
Continuation thread here (click).