Question of immediate import

By santeewelding ·
Moments ago, I saw a cockroach on the wall. It scurried downward, behind the monitor, too late for me to act.

Momentarily, it showed up with antennae twitching above the keyboard. I whacked it with my TR-recommended swatter. Not hard enough, or I missed. Scurried away, it did.

Absentmindedly, while reading some member dismissing us for talking about talking too much, I put the tumbler to my lips for another sip of sherry.


It had fallen in. It struggled against my upper lip.


Do we talk about talking too much?

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by seanferd In reply to Twin Threads?

Hm. If I've mastered something, even for a second, I suppose I should note it for future reference.

Santee is the only one I know who called out the (to me) obvious, while everyone went to focus on content. That was the bit Donovan got right, apparently. I still don't believe any logic is being used, even "post-revelation".

I really can't hold my nose that long. I deal with the same brain-deadening, repetitious <i>philosophy</i> (à la Mel Brooks) elsewhere, as a staple, and I've had quite enough for a while.

Even if I am yet occasionally overcome with SIWOTI syndrome. There is so little payoff. I'm not learning anything or being entertained, and I don't see anyone else learning. People take positions and maintain them, regardless of facts.

Besides, there are already entities here I promised I would no longer engage. I don't wish to increase the count. (I wasn't angry, but I pretty much told the character to get stuffed.) Better to come back later, in fresh conversation, and see if I can learn anything or challenge my thinking in new topics. No point in talking to the wall, less point in listening, as I see it, right now.

Where the **** is Balthor, anyway?

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Twin Threads?

Dunno, but I miss him. Can't say as I blame him for staying away, though.

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So many to miss.

by seanferd In reply to Twin Threads?

Nice to see Deepsand revisit occasionally these days. But I miss our departed and otherwise missing peers.


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Me too, seanferd.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Twin Threads?

There's a little less sparkle around the place.

Though I have to admit, you added some with this:;leftCol

Cracked me up so hard my kittypoo scurried off my lap. I'm still grinning. :^0

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Thanks. That was funny to *me* now.

by seanferd In reply to Twin Threads?

It was only slightly amusing to me when I posted it. But it was a mildly jocular way to express what I think of some of the <s>dialogue</s> competing monologues here, sometimes.

I pray someone calls me on it when I go off the charts.

It was supposed to be a self-reporting poll, which I did not clarify, so I'm glad there weren't responses against that grain.

I'm also glad it didn't get a hundred responses to which I would have had to reply, "It's not about you."

Sorry, kittys. :)

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by dcolbert Contributor In reply to Twin Threads?

I've described the thread as a mosh-pit. It isn't for everyone. Slam-dancing is the act of running around in a cirlce repeatedly swinging your arms and legs around as if having a spastic fit while getting pummelled by other people intent on doing the same thing. There is no sanity or logic to it, and only a small fraction of lunatics in any crowd ever really participate in it. But I've enjoyed a good thrash until way too far into my 30s. :)

Stage-diving, though, is suicide. No fun at all. I never understood why people do it.

I'm completely sympathetic to those who want no part of either, though.

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This we can get on CNN

by _Papa_ In reply to A small hint ,then,

...And can read the crawl at the same time. Enforced confusion facilitates the miscommunication, so the can say "We informed you of that, you should have been listening instead of reading. Pay attention, w2ill ya?"

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I am uncertain, becabill

by santeewelding In reply to This we can get on CNN

Of how to take your far-off look. Clearly, you muse.

Regardless, I award you a thumb.

I've learned to pay my attention to you.


No material changes. Only changes to meet what ought to be the highest standards of TR.

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Thanks. I wish I would pay more attention

by _Papa_ In reply to I am uncertain, becabill

to those little red underscores I keep overlooking as I type.

I suppose I could take my own advice and *proofread*.

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Or better...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Thanks. I wish I would pa ...

turn off spell checking!

Trust in the force... err... scratch that, trust in the schwartz! That's the one

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