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    Dispatching the Troll


    by tig2 ·

    So in a variety of threads- many of which I think most of us would like to have go away- a bunch of side conversations began. And all of those side conversations were more interesting than the thread origins.

    I propose that we continue to enjoy lighthearted banter over here.

    Besides- the other threads were getting annoying to read… way too long and stuff.

    See you around the watercooler!

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    • #3167899

      Good Spirits

      by wingedmonkey ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      Nice to see you in a mood for lighthearted banter. *S*

      • #3168494

        If you try the venison fajitas

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Good Spirits

        Pick up a bottle of lime juice and make sure you have garlic, onion and cilantro on hand. FABULOUS marinade! I let it sit overnight and then fry with red and yellow pepper and vidalia onion. Oh- add a light oil to that marinade- about a third of the lime juice used. So 1 C lime equalls 1/3 C oil.

        Let me know how they turn out…

        • #3168490

          light oil

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to If you try the venison fajitas

          vegetable? corn? olive? peanut?

          What KIND of oil do you use for this? I have been using the olive for just about everything but stirfry, and peanut for that.

          vegetable if I am doing a cake or something.

        • #3168476

          I am afraid to say this here but…

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to light oil

          Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

          I am SO going to hear about this…

        • #3168235

          Hey that is the best kind

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to I am afraid to say this here but…

          I won’t go in the other direction with your choice. But I use EVOO for just about all my cooking. Just seems to make sense and it does taste good. I am learning to make my own salad dressings now with it.

        • #3168488

          Is it dinner time yet?

          by wingedmonkey ·

          In reply to If you try the venison fajitas

          Okay Tig,
          Between you and JD, I am now obsessed with getting home and getting dinner cooking. Sad that I don’t have any Venison available, but if I’m lucky the SafeWay will have a London Broil cheap.
          The Vidalia onion nailed it. I love a good Vidalia, I can be happy chunking one up and eating it raw.

        • #3168475

          Try a Walla Walla Sweet

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Is it dinner time yet?

          You can eat them like an apple but they carmelise SO well!

          Vidalias are the greatest onion for ANY savoury dish!!! Walla Wallas are good for savoury-sweet dishes- LOVE them for a good meatloaf and on a burger. Also with a good Filet Mignon- grilled and brushed with tasy oil. Olive is good and so is Sesame.

          Oh- sautee in almond or sesame oil and use them in carrot cake. WONDERFUL!!!

        • #3168233

          Hey no fair

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Try a Walla Walla Sweet

          I am reading this in the am and now I am getting hungry. I am going to do something with chicken tonight, guess I have to pick up some Vidalias, though I have a dressing made from them so I might use that as the marindade.

        • #3167129

          Really REALLY no fair!

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Hey no fair

          I just got this and it’s the first thing in the morning!!! I have to wait all day! Oh, the humanity!

        • #3167044

          dinner will be waiting for me

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          Just got off the phone with thing one, and he wants to have dinner ready when I get home so we will have time to get in a round of golf!

          I made extra chicken last night (we made chicken wraps) so that the meat would be good to go for dinner tonight.

          Rice, chicken, cheese, broccoli. mmmmmmmm. no mix, no powder, just a block of cheese!

          This will be his biggest dinner yet, and he will be flying solo. He is real excited! 😀

        • #3167012


          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          just cruel. I am actually finally making myself breakfast right now. I am putting some hot water in a cup of that instant oatmeal powder that comes in little packets. Stirring it around now. Doesn’t smell like chicken and I don’t have anyone cooking for me. I’m glad I’m not in the type of tempuratures that GG is in, but other than that – I am sufficiently miserable right now staring at this cup of muck.

          Thanks a lot. I will repay………..

        • #3166984

          Breakfast? Who said anything about breakfast

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          I don’t get that or lunch. I only get dinner if I am lucky to sneak out of my jail cube long enough and nobody notices.

          Now I am really hungry. 🙁

        • #3166900

          MAN, just couldn’t eat anymore!

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          Did I forget to mention I brought two of the VERY juicy chicken breasts to work for my lunch? People are beotching at me because it smelled too good.

          They will hate it even more tomorrow the leftovers I will bring in.

          I intentionally cook with lunch the next day in mind.

          Yeah, I start the day with a packet of oatmeal everyday. I am never hungry when I first wake up, but an hour drive later and I can bring myself to eat. I have a drawer of my desk FULL of the different flavors, and find that many are actually GOOD! I strongly recommend the “rasin, date, & walnut”, by Quaker.

          Did I mention I will have dinner waiting for me when I get home? ]:)

        • #3166893

          “To the moon, Alice”!!

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          or in the words of the three stooges, “Why, I otta…”!

          How can you be so heartless? I am leaving to grab a bite from the local fast food joint and have about 15 minutes to do so. Well, I hope you eat your chicken in peace. Eat and remember the suffering in the world…

        • #3166886

          I think someone took pity on me.

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          I got back from a meeting and there was a nice hot panini on my desk that had a note that said, “Eat something already”

          I must look like I am fading away from working so much.

        • #3166877

          et tu, j.lupo?

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          Oh, the agony. Will it ever end?! I love panini’s…and there’s a little Italian place not far from my house that makes them like they are from out of this world! New York HAS to be the best place, besides Italy itself, to get good Italian.

          So enjoy, j. We don’t want you wasting away so that you can’t type on your keyboard. Afterall, if you can’t post, what good are ya?

        • #3166870

          Ah Vanessa – you nailed it

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          I am useless. 😉

          I didn’t know you were in NY. I currently work in DE, but live in Southern NJ. I was born in Brooklyn though. NY definitely has great restaurants for just about any food. Although, little Italy in Philadelphia is worth going to also.

        • #3167859

          I might be near Philly the end of August…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          I may be peer mailing you for a good place to stop! Thanks for the tip. See…you ARE good for something other than posting! HA!

        • #3167621


          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Really REALLY no fair!

          Peer me anytime you are near by. Be happy to provide tips on places. Philly is full of places, you just have to watch some of those neighborhoods, just like in NY if I remember correctly.

          Why is it the best places are in bad areas?

    • #3167898

      Absolutely agree TT

      by j.lupo ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      We can chat about dogs, cats, hunting, camping, fishing, and all the other good stuff we were chatting about.

    • #3168558

      I am SHOCKED tig!

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      that you would even think about hijacking threads! It is highly improper to hijack threads and head off in side discussions! X-(

      I hope I NEVER see you doing something like this!


      • #3168553

        oh yeah,

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to I am SHOCKED tig!

        make sure to IGNORE the troll. B-)

        • #3168536

          And therein lies the point

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to oh yeah,

          The constant ressurection so that the happier conversation could continue. So we continue it here.

          Incidentally, I don’t bow hunt. 12 guage works for me. My partner is the better hunter- keeps us fed. Although I am hoping that this year he gets a deer. No joy on the deer hunt last year. Doesn’t matter- his brother got one so we got meat. And the point is really to go out and freeze your tail off in the deer stand and watch the chickadees. I’m better with fish.

          My Dad had five daughters. We’re all a little strange…

        • #3168500


          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to And therein lies the point

          that is one outdoor activity that I never “got”. I get no joy from it and have no interest in it.

          That being said, my boys for some odd reason LOVE to go out fishing. So we go out fishing. They go because they love to fish, I go because I love to watch them do something they love. We all get something out of it.

          I explained it to Thing One yesterday, that it is like me going to watch their soccer games. I would never miss a soccer game, even though I am not the one out there playing. I get the enjoyment watching.

          So now I find myself having to learn HOW to fish, and even getting a small fishing boat.

          The bows are a cheaper thing to do during the day than shoot the shotguns. cheaper “reloads”. 😀 They each have a 20 gage that they will use for rifle season. The plan is to get them each a 30-30 for their 16th birthdays. (two years) Of course I will HAVE to get myself something too…… ;\

          The money this year will be getting them good outdoors cloths.

          Dad took me and my bro out shooting his ruger mark II from an early age, and I was quite proficient with it by the age of 8. Will start with the 22’s this year with my boys. We have done pellet gun league up until now.

        • #3168230

          The point is to

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to And therein lies the point

          go out and enjoy nature. Get back to our roots and bring home the food. 😉 Right?

          I can’t say I like hunting. I am an animal lover – all animals, so hunting is hard. I will go with others and keep the camp though. Also, I will fish with spear or fishing rod. But someone else has to clean and gut the fish. Then I will cook it. I like the open campfire cooking best.

        • #3167146

          Animal loving and hunting

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to The point is to

          (There’s a weird title!!)

          Ya know, there some animals, esp deer, that need to be thinned out for the rest to thrive. I do not hunt, but when you see how adaptable deer are to human population centers, either we need to stop spreading out or we need to manage the deer herd. The alternative is for them to die off by winter starvation or under the bumpers of cars.

          I live in a small town, and see deer regularly by the road. If there were no hunting season, they also would do too much damage to the woods through over browsing. We’ve nearly eliminated their natural predators.

          I do think that it would be good to set a size limit. Maybe prohibit taking spike horns. That would allow more to reach full maturity.

        • #3167109

          In Minnesota

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Animal loving and hunting

          We are restricted by the DNR every year as to what we are allowed to hunt. I don’t think that spikes are ever legal. In the last couple of years, they are encouraging us to hunt “antlerless” as the herd has been under hunted and they want to reduce the breeding population.

          Thank you for pointing out the herd management aspect of hunting. Any ethical hunter plays by the rules, only hunts legal game, only hunts land they own or are invited to. This year, I am only hunting antlerless, my partner has a buck tag. That’s what we will hunt. We fill the tag, we leave the woods. And deers that would otherwise either die of starvation or be hit by cars will become a food source.

        • #3167094

          Minnesota, good times, good times

          by wingedmonkey ·

          In reply to In Minnesota

          Hey Tig,
          I was born and raised in Minnesota,
          Lived most of my time around the Twin Cities but my Mom and sisters are up in the Brainerd, Mille Lacs lake area now.
          I have to love the land of a thousand lakes. Canoeing down the St. Croix, camping up in the Boundry waters, catching Northerns out of Lake Superior, diving in the water filled mining pits.
          I always wanted to have a Wedding Ceremony in the Viking Inn up there is Crosby. In proer attire of course.

        • #3167082

          spikes need to be 4″ in Mi

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to In Minnesota

          to be a legal take.

          There are also GREAT charities where MANY hunters donate deer and the meat goes to help families in need. You get someone with two permits, and he/she fills them both, many times that second one will go to such a charity.

        • #3167067

          In our family

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to In Minnesota

          Everyone hunts but not everyone gets a deer. Last year my partner just couldn’t take any more time than the opening weekend and didn’t see any deer that weekend. But his brother did and shared.

          If we both fill our tags, the meat gets shared around the whole family. When we have excess, it goes to the Food Shelf.

        • #3167105

          loving nature

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Animal loving and hunting

          people do forget that nature is violent. When any animal other than human “takes” a deer, it is NOT a pretty thing to see.

          You can hunt AND care for nature. Care for the land and the animals we share it with.

          Because we have a tendency to get rid of the preditors, other animals that used to NATURALLY be held in check do over populate. Thinning of the herds is natural and healthy. NOTHING cruel about it, unless you are an id10t out shooting anything and everything you see.

          I am raising my boys to be conservationists first, outdoorsmen second, hunters third. The all do go together.

          Although for how good a hunter I am, I am more likely to get a deer by driving back and fourth real fast on the highway than I am walking around the woods with a rifle. 😀

          To limit numbers, they do doe hunts. With bovine TB a big problem, they want the heards smaller than ever. This keeps the deer from catching it from the moos and spreading it.

        • #3167084

          Only problem with

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to loving nature

          killing the deer by driving…you’re as likely to kill yourself as well. Living in West Virginia taught me that – I have a few friends that were killed that way. Be careful there, jd.

          (And yes, I got your email and it’s great, but my profile is still not updating. I’m working on it and will let you know when victory is achieved. Thanks so much.)

        • #3166966

          Updating profile

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to loving nature

          is probably a side result of all the STUPID crap that has been taking TR down for the last week.

          As for getting deer via driving, I think I will weld some spears to the front of my truck! 😀

          Was the email clear enough?

        • #3166906

          jd, your email

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to loving nature

          was perfect. And so are you. You are as helpful as can be, and addressed exactly what I needed to know. Thanks for your extra advice – well said. I appreciate it. I’m not sure, however, that my profile updating issue is connected to the recent technical melee in TR. It has been giving me the same problem since I originally set it up. I have forwarded it on to…someone…I forget who right now, I think Doug somebody and am waiting to see if he can help me out. I’ll let you know – actually you’ll be able to see an avatar instead of that awful mysterious silhouette that looks like some kind of national security, man-in-black kind of thing on there now.

          Thank you for ALL your help!

        • #3166888

          I resisted my urge

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to loving nature

          …to jump into this discussion for sometime. But, finally I gave up and here I am. Because, I always wanted to have a discussion on this subject, but never cared/bothered much about this. But since, you bunch of guys seem to be so nice :-), probably you would’nt mind me poking nose….

          (that was a lengthy unnecessary prologue)

          Yes nature is violent. No doubt. Animals kill animals. Humans are animals, and nothing unnatural in humans killing animals. Fine, so far. One thing that bothers me is the “feeling” a person gets during hunting.

          As I have never hunted (atleast in my adult life), I do not understand all the emotions/feelings that run through a person. But would I be wrong in assuming that a sense of satisfaction, pleasure or thrill is present? I know the hunted animal is cooked and eaten. It is one thing to kill animals for food, but it is another thing to derive a secondary (primary for some?) “feeling” out of it.

          As a kid, I have chased and hunted garden lizards, pelted stones at them to kill, did horrific stuff to dragon flies (made a live helicopter), worms and other smaller animals.

          As an adult, I kill bugs/roaches (actually I shuffle them away, but my wife prefers to kill them), rats etcetra because they come into my way of life. I would’nt seek out to kill them.

        • #3166869

          onbliss and the sensations

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to loving nature

          How do you feel when your walking in the woods and see a deer up close?

          What if you get REAL close?

          Hunting and gathering is as basic as humans get. Is it really wrong to get a feeling of satisfaction from taking that animal?

          I know, the world has sterilized us from getting our own hands dirty, but do you know how you get your big macs? Someone else killed and slaughtered that cow FOR you. A 22 cal round in the head. They USED to use a sledgehammer. In michigan there used to be a lot of slaugher houses and meat packing plants.

          It is not for most people a sick fasination with blood and gore, but a very basic and pure feeling. A clean kill. It takes skill and if approached properly, is a wholesome way for a family to spend their time together.

          There is a saying, “hunt WITH your kids, not FOR them”. If your doing something like this with your kids, you are spending more quality time than many of your average econuts and vegitarians do, too busy with their little yuppie lives.

          Safety is also stressed.

          While this is not true of everyone, it IS the rule, not the exception. I think I am talking in circles here, and not sure if I am really saying this well.

          I love my boys. I love spending time in the woods. Thus, I love spending time with my boys in the woods. Any kill that I might take is sure to be a lot less violent than any kill they coyottes will do, or the wolves, and a lot more humain than having the animal starve to death because the land can’t sustain the size of the herd.

          As I said, I have yet to fire on a deer (though I wanted to on a dear) and I have been hunting every year for two decades now. Every year was a great year out hunting.

          People that don’t mind shoving a metal barb through the skull of a fish but are against hunting really confuse me. The immitation vegitarians that eat fish and eggs are to be dismissed and ridiculed.

        • #3166852

          Jdcyle: I am one.

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to loving nature

          Well I should have added another disclaimer to my above post, but I wanted the focus to remain on the “feeling” or “sensation” part of the hunting. But here goes the disclaimer:

          My family members (extended ones) are Lacto-Vegetarians. My dad was one of the first Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians in his family. And my family is l-o-vegetarian too. Hyphenated words might anger some, but I just did wanted to get things out for the records.

          This should address your questions about Mac and getting dirty.

          So, what is the “basic and pure” feeling? And why is hunting considered as a sport?

          I wanted to have this conversation with a hunter, but was little apprehensive. I did not want to ruffle any feathers (which i must have done now). Hope you don’t mind this conversation.

          ps: I have read the novel “Toxin” where Cook gets little graphic about the slaughter house details.

        • #3167848


          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to loving nature


        • #3167814


          by onbliss ·

          In reply to loving nature

          Let me point out that I agree with you when you say differences in culture just mean they are different. Ofcourse there are some universal things that transcends cultures, but culture is not point of this discussion.

          My angle is not the cultural angle. I agree about your analysis of how humans hunted and killed [b]to stay alive[/b] (your exact words). As civilizations progressed and humans started settling down, the dependence on hunting animals reduced to varying degrees. Kings and elites had better means and luxury to hunt than the common man. They took it as a sport. This is more or less universal. Hence, this discussion is not about my culture being better or worse than any other culture. That was never my intention. Infact, if I am not mistaken there are more meat eaters from the place where I come from than vegetarians.

          I can understand the need for us to be with the nature, desire peace and sometimes solitude. But over the centuries, as we became just more and more civilized, we have discontinued things that do not seem “nice”. So is this something to be discontinued?

          I sometimes just wonder about these things, but do not get too wound up about people hunting and killing. And neither will I just force or preach my view, I might just discuss.

          Infact this is the first discussion I have ever had so far in my life about hunting and killing of animals.

          I have seen a car hitting a deer, and watched the deer do a almost triple-somersault in the air. Luckily the car driver was fine, I did see the bumper flying away too.

          Well you can not blame me, because I already accepted blame for the “other” thread;

          Edited: I had to edit formatting as well
          and I accept just one blame a month. 🙂

        • #3167758


          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to loving nature


        • #3167736

          ONBLISS Re shooting

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to loving nature

          Over here in AU my uncle when he was alive owned a sheep property which I was regularly sent to over the Christmas Holidays to help out.

          We used to use ex military 303’s to shoot roos as they where in plague proportions at night the odd Dingo [i]Wild Dog[/i]well sort of anyway and Pigs which where vicious. As he only had a small property it was only several thousand acres we used various means to shoot depending on where we had to go we would take horse for the close stuff and 4 wheel drives for the more distant stuff when we went out. Then there where the [b]ID10T’s[/b] that used to come out and ask for permission to shot on the property it was about 4 hours driving over dirt roads from the nearest small town so we where fairly isolated. But we got our fair share of [b]Sport Shooters[/b] visit the place and some left a lot to be desired.

          They tended to be the Yuppie type who came out and where far more interested in drinking than shooting so they more often than not shot themselves. We tended to avoid the areas that they where in and kept the sheep away as well. The one that really springs to mind here was a [b]Total Fool[/b] who crawled under a fence with a double barrelled 20 Gauge Shotgun then grabbed it by the barrel and pulled it through after him. Naturally it wasn’t broken and the safety wasn’t on so when the triggers got caught on something it naturally discharged and took his head off as well as most of his chest that was in the way. Hearing a shot at 4.00 AM tended to raise the [b]Alarm Bells[/b] so we went out looking to make sure that everyone was OK which this guy certainly wasn’t. It took 2 hours to find him and even then if the sun had not have been coming up I don;t think we would have found him so fast then about 45 minutes to get back to the house to raise the alarm and then about 8 hours for the Police and associated people to show up to take photos and remove the body. Naturally they came to the homestead and had to be directed to the site, I on the other hand was left at the accident site to make sure that nothing disturbed the scene. After a day of the body lying in 45 + degree Heat it was more than a bit off putting to say the least. Personally the Police like me and everyone there thought that this guy had got what he deserved by not following the most basic safety steps. But that was one case where I had to go out and find a body.

          Another one was funny though at the time it wasn’t much of a laugh but now I can’t help but laugh at it. there where a bunch of so called [b]Sporting Shooters[/b] who asked permission to shot on the property as they had come out previously they told us exactly where they wanted to go and it didn’t matter that the pigs had moved in there in the interim they where quite happy to go there and shoot. Well a few days latter one bright shinning new 4 Wheel Drive came tearing to the house and workers quarters asking for help apparently a pig had attacked this bunch of shooters and only having 12 gauge’s it only antagonised the pig all the more. One fellow who needed the help had jumped up a tree to get away from the pig which would have been OK if he hadn’t of dropped the 12 gauge which discharged when it hit the ground taking his foot clean off. When we got there the pig was circling the tree waiting for it’s meal So I grabbed a 303 and shot it then we applied first aid and called in the Flying Doctor naturally we had to transport this guy back to the airstrip so it was slow going and we did get back before the Flying Doctor arrived but he was far less than healthy by that time that the doctor arrived. Then after they had gone I was given the job of going out and reclaiming the mess and bringing it back to the house. I took one of the farm hands with me as it involved driving back a car well a 4 wheel drive anyway so we packed up the camping gear and shoved everything back into the 4WD and took it back to the house and parked it beside the other 4WD that the person who raised the alarm had driven in.

          Latter I was told that those 2 vehicles stayed put for about 10 months before someone turned up to claim them and even then they sent out a car carrier to pick them up and they had insisted that we remove the 12 gauge before the cars where taken. So my uncle scored 1 very expensive and useless 12 Gauge and several hundred rounds of ammo out of that deal. Out there 12 Gauge’s where about as useful as 4 flat tires. We tended to use 303’s and 22’s most of the time the 303’s where for culling the Roos and pigs and the 22’s where for putting down sheep.

          The last time I was out there was at the end of a major drought and we where spending the day shooting sheep and burring them in a big hole that had been dug, then we would go home and reload all the spent cartridges so we could do it all again the next day. Not really much fun but it had to be done as we where trying to keep the [b]Core Breeding Stock[/b] alive. Anyway after about 3 weeks of doing this on a daily basis it rained overnight and the few animals which we where hand feeding and watering froze during the rain mostly before we could get them under cover and dry.

          It’s certainly not much fun doing things like that but they have to be done if only to stop the suffering of the animals. It takes a certain kind of person to work the land as it’s hard and unforgiving work. Thankfully I’m not one of those people but I can help out when required.

          About 25 years latter I found myself on the border doing some service work with people who owned a sheep property and ran a business in town. I was fixing their computers and on the last day I was there I was asked would I help move some sheep from the lower paddock to one of the upper ons. The owner had two newly arrived [b]Exchange Students[/b] from somewhere in Europe so he really needed a hand. I agreed to help him and he took a 303 with him and as we where walking to the farm Ute I was asked did I want a rifle I just said not really do I need one? He said something about pigs being present so I immediately asked for a rifle and suggested that the exchange students carried one each which they objected to as Pigs are nice friendly things they had only seen them in farms and not the wild ones that we have here. 😀

          Well it went smoothly and there where the remains of several lambs that had been killed by pigs but no real sings of any pigs otherwise so we cleared the paddock and saw a gill net in the stream on the other side of the fence in a National Park so we took a note of it’s position to report this to the National Park Rangers and moved on. It was a fairly small paddock only about 50 acres or so, so we got the sheep rounded up fairly quickly only took about 6 hours and drove them to the gate to move them into a different paddock. Just as the owner opened the gate a big old bore charged him as he had his hands full he couldn’t do anything, the exchange students stood there shocked and me at the back of it all unslung the 303 and dropped the pig. Naturally the sheep scattered with the sound of the rifle discharging so we had to round them all up again and drive them through a different gate as they refused to go through the gate where the dead pig was.

          On that occasion the only thing I felt was [b]Fear[/b] as the pig would have done serious damage if not killing the owner and taken out several of the sheep as well. From my limited experience of using firearms I don’t derive any pleasure from shooting things I only do what is required at the time. On that occasion I don’t know who was more scared the owner who was in for at best a serious injury or the Exchange Students who had never seen a wild pig before, I on the other hand had plenty of sheep between me and the pig so I was safe but I didn’t want to stand and watch someone get hurt either. What I found difficult is using a strange rifle for the first time while there was someone standing within the firing range of the rifle but it was either that or stand back and watch someone get hurt. Thankfully the rifle was sighted correctly as most of the farm rifles just get thrown around and only used when necessary so the sights are anything but accurate. but I got in a fluke shot 1 round 1 dead pig straight through the head the caucus skidded to a halt just before hitting the farm owner. I then bent over picked up the spent cartridge and started to round up the sheep again.

          After working on my Uncles farm I earned a healthy dislike for sheep which lingers to this day. The [b]Sporting Shooters[/b] come a close second though as they have no idea of firearm safety.


        • #3167718

          Onbliss, another view

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to loving nature

          My partner and I shoot, shoot well, practise to insure that we shoot well, and enjoy hunting.

          There is nothing in the world as wonderful as watching a sunrise, watching the chickadees attack the birdfeeder- they will even eat from your hand if you are steady enough, watch the rabbits head home.

          In the city, you are being pulled into a hundred directions. When you are hunting, only one.

          We eat everything we kill. Could I buy a chicken at a supermarket more easily than shooting a partridge? You bet. Much easier, even cheaper. Isn’t the same.

          When those partridges become supper, the conversation is about the trip, the chickadees, how we felt about being there. Supper becomes the experience re-lived. I surely don’t want that conversation about the chicken- had to fight through traffic, it was hot/it was cold, prices going through the roof… You get where I’m going here. The experience is not worth re-living.

          I don’t know anyone who gets a thrill from killing. We hunt for the advantage of eating tasty animals. Not a “thrill”.

          And to the question of vegan vs meat eaters- I lived the vegetarian thing for about 5 years. And then I got sick. The food value of meat is clear at least to me. I don’t see a difference, as I have chosen to eat meat, between cow and deer. Taste is one difference. With a deer that my partner has shot, I know that the animal died humanely. With a cow- anybodies guess.

        • #3167089

          “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Animal loving and hunting

          paragraph, it makes me recall all those “time to thin the herd” stories about people who REALLY stupid stuff. Have you ever read any of those? Seems right up your alley – you have such a rare sense of humor. I can find one for you if you like, but don’t have any immediately on hand. I remember one story about some guy who hooked jet rockets onto his pontiac or something like that…

          If you know of one, please, by all means, send the link.

        • #3167077

          Way easy

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          The Darwin Awards-

          Have fun!

          You’re welcome…

        • #3167070

          Oh, yeah!!! Thanks!

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          I forgot what they were called. I’ll check out the link right away. Thanks again Tig! How’s that print button working now, anyway? Did you get it back in either IE or FFox?

          *Hijack alert*

        • #3167047

          Not possible to hijack this thread

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          It’s ALL hijack. This is a good thing!

          The “Print” button still doesn’t appear in IE which is fine by me. I won’t use IE if I can avoid it.

          Firefox only gave me one issue- I had to clear cache and cookies when the TR site went keflooey over the weekend. The only downside was that I had to use IE to get into a thread and get the fix.

          Hopefully that won’t happen again but …

          Have a good holiday?

        • #3167026

          I had FOUR days –

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          which I don’t think I have ever had in my life together (can anyone say workaholic?) to do what I wanted. Since I have been playing “catch up” because I have been behind on stuff for the better part of a year now, I decided to take the time to actually catch up. I did. It was great.

          How was your walk this past weekend? I’m thrilled to see that you survived it (them?) and hope you aren’t in much pain…it sounds gruelling.

          …and I am TOTALLY JEALOUS that you all get to hunt and fish!!! I SO want to be a part of that lifestyle. I love the outdoors and learned how to hunt, fish and catch crawdads in the creek when I was a little girl, but now…nothing. I don’t even get to make time for camping. My husband works outdoors and just wants to be inside when he’s off, and I stay so busy with so many other projects (church and community)(and starting a new business) that I never really get to spend time doing fun stuff. That, and most of my girlfriends have moved away – at least the ones who might do outdoorsey stuff with me.

          Would it be too presumptuous to think that we should all get together and do a camping/fishing/hiking/hunting trip together? I would love to cast a line or learn to shoot a bow. What fun! I still have my hunting knife – it is actually for skinning, I’ve been told, but I’ve never used it. I would love to bring it along. Stupid idea?

          Congratulations on the FFox. Did you get any extensions/add-ons? I love the smooth scroll and the color tabbing.

        • #3166978

          Darwinism’s or the Darwin Awards

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          I think you are talking about. People who take themselves out of the gene pool. There is a website devoted to it. I can’t remember the web address now. Probably could google for it though.

          They are always updating the stories. I get a kick out of it. There is one I remember, but I couldn’t type it and do it justice, plus it is on the “dirty” side.

        • #3167733


          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to “thinning the herd”…..”human poulation”….when mentioned in the same

          If you look up the [b]Darwin Awards[/b] you’ll find what you are looking for.

          These awards are for those who do their level best to stop pollution of the [b]Gene Pool[/b] by killing themselves in the most outrageous ways. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3166981

          Sure I understand where you are coming from

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Animal loving and hunting

          I personally thing herd control can be done without hunting. Though I also wonder when we will consider “herd control” of the human population. Maybe we need to start thinking about their territory too. Yes we need space, so do we kill them to take it? That seems like our history talking. Wars have been fought of such things.

          I am not saying people shouldn’t hunt if that is what they like and they do it responsibly. All I am saying, is it isn’t for me. I will go with friends and care for the camp. I just can’t, myself, kill. Just me.

        • #3166975

          Me too

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          I don’t hunt, but I understand the need for humans to control the herd size of some animals. As others have pointed out, this does not mean open season for poachers. They’re scum.

          I think hunting needs to be highly regulated and that the proceeds for licenses should pay for the admin costs of wildlife management. And I support efforts to re-introduce species into territories where they’ve been eliminated. But now we’re getting into the politics of it. 🙂

          I also think that the “humane” methods of control can be a little far-fetched. I once heard a suggestion of controlling deer population by putting birth control drugs in salt licks so they wouldn’t be subjected to the cruelty of hunters. Seems silly. As JD pointed out, nature can be cruel.

          Just my own opinions.

        • #3166902

          what was that?!? Dmambo?!?

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          Was that a straight answer? I don’t remember that from you in the few months that I have been on here. Wow! I’m shocked! Where’s the humor? Did someone out there hijack Dmambo’s tag name and avatar? Is that possible? Did someone call TR and report this? Dmambo, are you alright? or have you been eating too much licorice?

        • #3166887

          Say Wha’?

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          Humor? I’ll bet that you’re the only one around here that thinks I’m humorous. Most others probably think that I’m just your average, run-of -the-mill rambling idiot.

          Although, possibly some feel that I’m an above-average idiot! 😀

        • #3166872

          D, are you kidding?

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          I actually do a search to find your username so I don’t miss your posts! I practically smother myself to death and pee in my pants, trying not to laugh out loud because I’m reading them, rather than helping the boring clients that don’t know how to move their taskbar back to the bottom of the screen. You’re the best!

          So I just HAD to “bust your chops”, as they say in NY, when you posted a straight, full-on, no-nonsense post as this one. But please, don’t stop using that intelligence and wit to bust everyone else’s chops! Or soon, I won’t have to bring any more changes of underwear to work anymore. Boring.

        • #3166868

          Vanessa – Glow alert

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          Please consult gadgetgirl on how to avoid these in the future.

        • #3166866

          Oh come on Mambo

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Sure I understand where you are coming from

          we all know it takes a very special brand of id10t to be the one known as Mambo! 😀 Not your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill grade idiot, but “Grade A”.

      • #3167160

        Most fun threads

        by dmambo ·

        In reply to I am SHOCKED tig!

        There were a couple of really fun ones that I recall. One was a thread asking whether totally misc. topics were appropriate for TR. That one was hijacked and went off in all directions for about 300 posts. Another great one was jck’s beer thread.

        Good thing that the divorce thread was never ripped-off. That &%*@!!# takes too damn long to load.

        Good times, gooood times.

    • #3168555

      Tig, try not to blink and never let them see you sweat!!!

      by sleepin’dawg ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      • #3168540

        Thanks Dawg!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig, try not to blink and never let them see you sweat!!!

        Nothing like a 17 mile training walk in front of you to force a re-prioritisation! If I survive it, I will post success on Sunday. I only have 13 miles to walk on Sunday. Course the 17 is Saturday.

        Pass the ibuprophen!

        Happy hour with my team tonight. We get together once a month to make sure everyone is doing okay with their fundraising, swap tips, exchange sock ideas, and generally get silly. Always fun!

        I’m okay. I can’t stand people that insist on not reading the black words on the white paper and jumping to erroneous conclusions. But I get over it.

    • #3168554

      Sounds refreshing

      by vanessaj ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      especially since I just posted a novella that even I probably wouldn’t read. Sometimes you just get carried away. Of course, I have no pets, no children and a pretty above-average-to-normal husband, so I come up short often, on small talk. But I’m interested to learn about the rest of you. So, thanks for getting it started.

      • #3168545


        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Sounds refreshing

        did you get my reply?

        did it help?

        Small talk. No hobbies? No interests? Nothing in the news that was weird or odd? Nothing that ever makes you go AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!?

        Of course, when you have some disorders like the rest of us, mindless ranting just comes easy! 😀

        • #3167724

          JD I think it was you who said

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Van

          That they where going to sit in front of the TV and watch the World Cup & Tennis.

          If it was do you prefer the tennis players to be on Grass or Straight when you watch them? 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3167547

          Col, what I think

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to JD I think it was you who said

          is you need to think again….. :p

          Tennis? Not this one!

          I DID finally get to watch ONE cup game though, so being sick was good for something. France v Brazil. Wow, Brazil was a group of thugs! A rough game it was, and off course that was in the prime of TR locking me out so I couldn’t even post in my “updates” discussion. 🙁

          I think by that time I had taken Tigs recommendation and tried some scotch to heal me, and it did seem to be working for the intense body ache I had been dealing with! 😀

          Being sick gave me a chance for the first time in over 8 months to just sit in front of the tube, and I now realize why I stopped watching it! There isn’t CRAP on!
          “Got thirteen channels of sh!t on the TV to choose from.” – Waters

        • #3167534

          See JD?

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Col, what I think

          I TOLD you Scotch would cure what ails you!

          You really should take me more seriously, you know!

          Sounds like you are better now?

        • #3167518

          doing good

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to See JD?

          still don’t have my appitite back yet, and get tired easily, but beyond that I am doing good. Thanks for asking. 😡

        • #3167517


          by tig2 ·

          In reply to doing good

          You need more Scotch! That way the bug will have a MUCH greater chance of passing you by. After all, Scotch DOES improve one’s immune system!

          Glad to hear that you are getting better!

        • #3167506

          JD – Thanks for the update

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to doing good

          glad you are feeling better. TT says scotch, but a little homemade chicken soup is really good too. Something about homemade makes it helpout. Even if you are not hungry a little bit will start to bring your appetite back.

          Sleep is probably the best thing for getting better right now. Just take care and be well soon.

        • #3167487

          JD DON’T LISTEN to the suggested cures

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to doing good

          There is only one true cure Vodka applied IV if you’re not feeling all that well and a bit weak in the stomach. B-)

          If you organise about a bottle of Over Proof per hour it might not immediately cure you but by the third or fourth bottle you will not care and you’ll be applying so much disinfectant to drive those germs and viruses away in droves. The only true cure is lots of high content Alcohol it’s one of the best disinfectants and preservers available. ?:|

          The [b]Home Made Chicken Soup[/b] is only for when you’re felling much better and need someone to dout over you. If they are attractive it also allows you to chase them round and catch them but only after you are really feeling much better. After about two crates of Vodka you’ll be fit enough for the chicken soup but just make sure that you don’t drive for at least a month after the IV has been removed and all the bottles wrung out to get every last drop. 😀

          This is the only know treatment for any disease that doesn’t allow the bugs to mutate and become resistant to the treatment as the bugs get so bombed out of their tiny little skulls that the few that do escape end up lying on the floor looking at the ceiling spinning until they die off. 🙂

          Col ]:)

        • #3167460

          Hey Col????

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to doing good

          How are you getting all those nice bold letters into your text? I have to do all the old keys just to get the emoticons. If there is a better way to get this stuff in, please let me in on it. Peer mail me if you don’t want to share with everyone.


        • #3210021

          Late to post, but…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Van

          There’s no end of hobbies, interests and the weird and odd in my corner! Where would I start? And disorders galore and mindless ranting…well, you’ve seen some of it already. I’ve got a lot of pet peeves: celebrities endorsing candidates (like THEY know); people who throw their trash out of their car windows onto my streets (well it’s as much mine as theirs, isn’t it?); drivers who have three lanes of empty road to pull into our of a driveway…but they insist on pulling in front of the only car on the road (usually me); etc. etc. etc.

          And I stay very, very busy in my community with more projects than I can usually keep up with at a time. I’m involved in a few projects at my church and tonight I am making lunch for tomorrow for the folks doing a Habitat for Humanity project (building a house) nearby (wish they would build me one); and so on. But I would just love to get my hands on a fishing pole or a .22 or bow. That sounds like too much fun. I spend entirely too much time indoors these days and it’s really beginning to show! :0

        • #3210007

          Van, you need to schedule some “me” time

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Late to post, but…

          Repeat after me, “It is all about me, it is all about me!”.

          Every now and then, you should look to yourself first. It is healthy and normal!

          You need to pick a weekend, unplug, and tell everyone your going fishing, see them in a few daze. You would be amazed at just how much the world will continue to turn even if you are not at that project once in a while!

          Tell your other half that it is time to get away for a few days!

          They got a big sale on bows and gear at Jays this weekend! My problem is Thing One is too big for the youth bow, but too small for most adult bows! GRRRRRR! (unless you drop $400 on one) They are suppose to have a good deal on something that can scale back. The other problem is he is left eye domanate, so he has to shoot left handed. Makes setting him up that much harder, and makes it so they can’t share most of the stuff. Drat!

          Got a killer deal on a youth bow for Thing two in a rummage sale, so he is set for probably two years!

          I think next year I will get a compound for myself. I still like my recurve! 😀

        • #3210627


          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Van, you need to schedule some “me” time

          I may just do that…one day.

          Thing is, there are so many things to enjoy on this earth, while we’re here! It’s hard to pick. Yeah, I do usually like to do the stuff that makes a difference all around, but sometimes I do forget that little 1 or 2 day “refresher” that puts the spark back. I know you’re right. I’ll work on it. My sister just left this morning from a 4-day visit – most of which we spent in Manhattan painting the town. I feel like I need a vacation after that! It was great fun (we saw Shining City with Oliver Platt and met him afterward, did a museum, did the Guggenheim, etc. etc. etc.) but…whew!

          I’m ready for a nap. And she’s my older sister! How can that happen?!? It’s true sometimes, life just doesn’t make sense.

          As for “bowing” I don’t know of anywhere to really go if I got one, but it’s worth looking into. Do you get to go hunting often? How many deer do you get a year (not counting the spikes on the front of your vehicle)?

        • #3210613

          First year bow hunting

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to cool.

          Been shooting for ages, but I only went rifle hunting because I couldn’t bare to be gone from my boys that much of the year. This year they are old enough to hunt AND the ex is not there to stand in the way of them going, so we will be doing the bow and rifle.

          I see deer, but am very picky and end up letting them walk away hoping something bigger will come along. (story of my life…)

          It is something that has the boys captivated, it gets them off the xbox, and it is something the ex can’t give them. All good reasons to do this.

          so the big things right now for them are bow/rifle hunting, fishing, their skateboards, and the guitars. Trying to encourage them all, and again, the ex doesn’t do any of this, leaving her nothing in common with the boys until dinner time. They can eat and then sit around and watch whatever she wants for the rest of the night. what fun.

        • #3211419

          Go west

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to cool.

          Find a bunch of lakes.

          Or just visit me.

          We have land that we hunt and a dozen other friends that we can tramp. FUN!

          I disagree with JD on this one- shooting with a gun is more fun. I like bow hunting but don’t have the strength. 12 guage works just fine!

      • #3168498


        by wingedmonkey ·

        In reply to Sounds refreshing

        We have turtles, Rico-Squirt, Shrekinator and Scarletina aka Fatty aka The Evil One.
        Shrek was always laid back, but then he got a cold and wouldn’t eat for several weeks. Well $180.00 dollars and an antibiotic shot every three days for three weeks in his little turtle hiney and he is back to form.
        He is even fighting off Fatty for food now, and she is twice his size.

      • #3168228

        Vanessa – I think that is why TT did this

        by j.lupo ·

        In reply to Sounds refreshing

        so we could continue our discussions of interest. Now how to keep the “trolls” out. 🙂

        As for me, my dogs, my mom, my studies, my friends are all I have time for right now. Once my studies are “done”, I plan on doing other things. I gots me a list.

        No SO or other attachment here.

    • #3168484


      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll


      • #3168473

        So repost them here!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to .

        That is the whole idea- get off the BS threads and just BS.

        Life is good!

        • #3168466


          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to So repost them here!


        • #3168461

          How, or perhaps WHY were you playing with hammers???

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to .

          You may be stressing it too much. Try a heat pack- see it that doesn’t take the pain down some.

          Ibuprophen may help- managing the pain is better than trying to kill pain already there.

          I wish I knew how to help. I know how hard this is- the pain that goes with healing just makes no sense- you’re healing! You shouldn’t still be in pain!

          Sending good thoughts your way!!! Couple of prayers, but eeewwwww!

          Edited for the typos I can’t seem to resist…

        • #3168427


          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to How, or perhaps WHY were you playing with hammers???


        • #3168227

          Dog – Yup – take your eye off and they

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to .

          are bound to be dogs. My little boy (Bane) decided that the little itsy bitsy baby birdies that didn’t have feathers and fell from their nests in the nasty storms would make a good snack. YUCK! Now I may have to take him to the vet if he doesn’t start feeling better. He seemed alright this morning, but I have to watch him carefully. With that bird flu and everything. 🙁

    • #3168220

      Tig I know this was before your time here

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      But just so everyone else knows this is the Official [b]TR Water Coller![/b]

      Now we can all get on with things. 😀

      Col ]:)

      • #3167192

        HAL, I had NO idea!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig I know this was before your time here

        But I love it!

        I wonder where I can get one of those… 🙂

        • #3167138

          T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to HAL, I had NO idea!

          I ordered one of those from him about a year ago, and I’m still waiting…..

          Right now, I could use it. Office currently 91F, no aircon, humidity 86%, no [i] air [/i], and we’re supposed to start packing the office up for a re-hash this afternoon….

          Just look for the little grease spot on the carpet, guys….I’ve melted.

          So, Col, [b] where my cooler??? [/b]



          Edited: Brain fry

        • #3167116

          poor gg

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          It is currently a nice 68F in my office, and actually a bit of a nip! Does make it nice when people (female) have to come in and see me…. B-)

          I am in an out of the way section, and there are only three offices on our unit. One likes it about 85F all year long (at least) so in the winter I close MY vents so all the heat goes to his office, and the summer I close HIS vents so all the cool air comes into my office. 😀

          Might have to turn my fan on in a bit…. :p

          I COULD NOT work in 91F. Get killer headaches in heat like that, so you really DO get my sympothy! Poor baby. Hope they get you squared away soon!


        • #3167098

          Posted on the wrong level – obviously

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to poor gg

          Addressed to gg! No way would I have called [b]you[/b] “babe” or left you a lovey icon with what we all know!


          Weather change coming through. Rain, cool breeze and temperatures barely up to 20C in your neck of the woods by Saturday.

          The loocam shows how badly you’re all sweating…

          😀 😡

          ———END GG———–

          Phew! I think I got away with it…

        • #3167090

          Neil – JD’s now “babe” to you?!?

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to Posted on the wrong level – obviously

          We all know of his tendencies, but you??

          And to install a camera in his WC – shocked! :0

          If you had posted this to GG, I’d understand. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

        • #3167073

          I did! I did post to GG!

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Neil – JD’s now “babe” to you?!?

          Pleeeeeese believe me.

          As for a webcam in jd’s WC. Let’s not go anywhere in that neighbourhood! Brrrr!

        • #3167634

          pure, innocent. What is happening DMambo

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Neil – JD’s now “babe” to you?!?

          Is it the heat, is it the image you’re getting of your own thoughts or what … 😀 😉 (May be GG can bring you back to your red-glow-in-the-sky-self)

          Tho I must admit JD and camera in his WC … not only shocked but disgusting, yak. 😉 Allmost like a Friday’s Yuk but then worse. 😀


        • #3167038

          I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Posted on the wrong level – obviously

          I’ll actually go out and stand in the rain.

          I am sooooooooo hot.

          Looks as if I’ll be bringing a change of clothes in tomorrow, if it’s going to be like this. Not looking forward to turfing out filing systems in this heat, and then having to work afterwards in the same gear!

          BTW Neil, have you noticed something? For the first time in six years, I’M NOT WEARING TROUSERS.

          It’s too flamin’ ‘ot!!!



        • #3167000

          The legs,

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          from what I can see with this resolution, are OK. You should let them out more often!


        • #3166996

          If the Met Office radar is any guide…

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          it’s raining in Middlesbrough

        • #3166967

          I have always said

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          that GG was a hottie…… 😡

          time to work topless! Woo Woo! (well, you already have your pants off…..)

        • #3166880

          Neil you need a web cam with higher resolution. GG has great legs, they….

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          start down at the floor and run all the way up(in GG’s case that isn’t too far) until they make a perfect ass of themselves. I’m thinking of selling prints : $15ea or 2 for $25. All proceeds to go to charity or whatever. These shots are all in very good taste and I’m sure GG could be persuaded to sign them for a nominal fee. 😉

          In the mean time, pass the Pepto-bismal. I’ve got this image of Jd topless and in the loo, locked in my mind. There are some things that should never be seen and that’s one of them. :p

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167645

          Dawg, darling……

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          You’re a tattle-tail! 😀

          Sheesh! I can’t keep a secret on this board at all, can I ??? 😉

          Oh, ok then – I’ll sign ’em – for Tig’s charity, though, mind you.

          Back to the trousers this morning for practical reasons. All fivefootnzeroinches of me will shortly be mountain climbing up desks and shelving…oh, yes, I’m still getting all the good jobs, Dawg.

          (And no, you’re not allowed to post what my oppo called me yesterday!!! :p )

          Not as hot, but still in the high 80F’s, and the mountain climbing is just going to make it a damn site wusserer….


        • #3167559

          Neil, babz, Middlesbrough

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to I’m praying for a thunderstorm, because

          may have been wet, but neither Durham nor Gateshead woz…..

          just hotnsweaty…..



        • #3167100


          by dmambo ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          Perhaps you are experiencing a taste of H-E-upside down 7-upside down 7!!!! Repent impure one!!!!

          (Not really, I mean how could it be heaven without you there??? 😉 )

        • #3167091

          Hang in there sweetie

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          Poor GG!

          I am so glad I am not in your office!

          Today is not so bad but Sa we are supposed to get 90+ (F) and T-storms. AND I have to walk 17 miles. *sigh*

          Poor Tigger!

        • #3167049


          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          Not for nothing…but doesn’t the body actually start to cook at those tempratures? That can NOT be good for you! Sounds like you really DO need one of Col’s “collers”.

        • #3166955

          91F ?

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          Does England get that hot? Wow. The mental picture I have of England is a country that is always pleasant in the lower to mid twenties (degree celsius).

        • #3166947

          It does – and we don’t know how to deal with it

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to 91F ?

          It’s not that often and usually for a week, tops, and then ends with a thunderstorm or two. 2003 was the year it made it over 100 for the first time since the invention of the thermometer but that year, tens of thousands died in the heatwave in France and Germany and we were just on the periphery.

          Until very recently – two or three years – commuter trains, the tube, buses, etc had no aircon and an awful lot of them still don’t so, at least in London, we all get very sweaty and grumpy when it’s 90F. Quite a few offices and nearly all houses houses don’t have aircon either.

          This present hot spell is scheduled to come to an end tomorrow with temps of 72F at the weekend so gadget can cool down.

        • #3166932

          C and F

          by onbliss ·

          In reply to It does – and we don’t know how to deal with it

          It is etched in my (and in several folks’) mind. Back home, when the day suddenly became cooler for a few hours because of a passing clouds, breeze or rain; we would say “It is like London”. Even though, we had never set foot in England. That’s [b]Stereotypism?[/b].

          I thought you guys used Celsius too; and oddly surprised that you two have been using “F”s 🙂

          BTW, what is the story behind the usage of the word “London” to refer to the bathroom/toilet/loo/potty or whatever? I am not sure if it was an usage just in the Indian English, or if it was used in England as well.

        • #3166879

          Not used in my hearing

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to C and F

          That’s a new one for me – “London” – which I think may be local for you.

          As for C and F, I’m bilingual being (a) Old and (b) a scientist but most Brits are, too.

          Strangely, though, we use C for cold temperatures – “hey it’s minus 2” – and F for hot – “it’s going to be over 80 today”.


          Data provided free of charge by NITS ™, your source of [b]reliable[/b] cross-cultural information. Est. 2005.

        • #3166864

          Logically I have no problen with either C or F but……………………

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to C and F

          I still “feel” in Fahrenheit even though we’ve been using Celsius for years. They’ll say on the radio the temperature is 18 degrees and I will have to stop and think whether or not I require a jacket or not.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167562

          Dawg, you’ve no problem with [b]WHAT?![/b]

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to C and F


        • #3166873

          Back in 72 when I arrived in England to spend a year…………………..

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to It does – and we don’t know how to deal with it

          the temperature was in the mid to high eighties and there had been a drought that summer. I arrived in September of that year. Like onbliss, I wasn’t aware that England could get that hot but with the trend to global warming, I think you’re going to have to start thinking more of air conditioning. It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

          The only time I can tolerate heat in excess of 21C or 72F is if I’m indry climate like Arizona or Nevada and there is a breeze, otherwise I’m indoors in the air conditioning. My home is air conditioned, my car is air conditioned, even my boat is air conditioned. The Brits can maintain their stiff upper lips about air conditioning but I keep thinking of that Noel Coward song about Mad Dogs and Englishmen going out in the mid day sun. With so many fair skinned people it wouldn’t surprise me to find there has been a marked increase in the incidences of skin cancer in the UK.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167753

          GG Re cooler

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to T2, don’t fall for Col and his sweet talk

          I told you that they come straight from Germany and gave you the place to order it from. :p

          Don’t blame me if you forgot to order one with the 50 year subscription for refills it’s not my fault that you’re either [b]LAZY or FORGETFUL[/b] :^0

          Do I have to do everything for you? 🙂

          Besides why are you blaming me when you know very well that [b]Neil[/b] promised to organise one for you? ;\

          Col ]:)

    • #3166974

      Italian Dressing

      by wingedmonkey ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      Sometimes when I am in a hurry to get the chicken grilled, I’ll mariante it in a bottle of Italian Dressing. Quick, easy and tastes great.

      Now granted, some folk get really, really bad gas from chicken marianted in Italian Dressing. Some don’t. Don’t know until they give it a try.

    • #3166875

      No Location Specified – kiss my butt

      by dmambo ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      Why do we have so many folks who refuse to specify a location in their profiles? There are many, me included, that obfuscate their locations, but at least they give an idea; like Dawg in Whereever, PQ, or JD in Land of Confusion, MI.

      Your home means a lot in these misc threads. It gives others insight on your perspective. I like knowing whether an American peer is a southerner, a westerner, a salt of the earth midwesterner. It helps me to know if a Canuck is a Maritimer, a frog, or a crazed prairie dweller. And you others from exotic places like Newcastle, well does that make you Northumberlanders? I’m curious.

      Even though I’m not the Supreme Ruler of All Earth, like I should be, I demand, nay, I humbly beseech you, specify your location.

      Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

      • #3166867

        I’m trying….I’m trying!!!

        by vanessaj ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        I don’t know about everyone else, but my profile won’t update! Been trying for a couple of months. Someone’s working on it, I believe, or maybe it’s something to do with the other TR troubles they’ve been having, I don’t know. I can’t change anything at all, and that default avatar sucks big time!!! In case you’re wondering, I’m in NY.

        • #3166865


          by mickster269 ·

          In reply to I’m trying….I’m trying!!!

          Would you happen to live in …

          ::crowd hushes::

          JERICHO, NY ????

        • #3210010

          Why would you ask?

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Perchance…

          Just curious…I might and I might not…I’m not telling yet…at least not until my profile updates. I don’t think I know anyone in KY, do you know me or my company? I am very curious to find out!!!

        • #3167877

          Oh migawd!!! Somebody is trying to kiss Mambo’s butt, You’re a ,,,,,,,,,,,

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to I’m trying….I’m trying!!!

          very brave girl. That is well above the call of honour and duty, since it is a very well known fact that Mambo is also known as, [b][i]”The Most Notorious Gas Passer of New England.”[/i][/b] He also does strange things with small animals and can often be found frequenting XXX rated movies in Montreal wearing nothing but a fedora(you gotta admire the linux reference here) and an old trench coat.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167841
        • #3210632

          Hey Sleepin’ !

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Oh migawd!!! Somebody is trying to kiss Mambo’s butt, You’re a ,,,,,,,,,,,

          Go dawg yourself. B-)

          Edited to add (I really do mean it congenially.) And what’s with all the bu# kissing with you lately? You’re definitely on a single-track here. Just wondering?

        • #3211401

          Good Lord, Vanessa

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Hey Sleepin’ !

          Just let Sleepin Dawgs lie! 😀

          Good person. Really

          Don’t know that he’s picked up a complex or anything…

          Editied because I can…

        • #3209835

          E’cuse me ?:|

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Good Lord, Vanessa

          You tied Edi :0 and just because you can ?:|
          Now you got me puzzled, didn’t know you where in the freakyness stuff :^0 😉

          BTW who the h*ll is Edi ?


        • #3210998


          by tig2 ·

          In reply to E’cuse me ?:|


          Proof once again that we NEED a spell checker. I am usually pretty good about proofing and rereading my posts but some do slip past me.

          I will try to improve…

        • #3209961

          So young( maybe not) but definitely innocent and naive.

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Hey Sleepin’ !

          I suspect you are mixing me up with Jd; he’s into ………. well let’s just say he likes show tunes.

          Any interests I have in butts are definitely in those of the feminine persuasion but that is coupled with my being a leg fancier. I especially enjoy a lovely set of legs starting at the floor and going all the way up until they get cheeky or make a perfect ass of themselves. That satisfy your curiosity??? I won’t deny being on a single track but you now know which way my track runs.

          Neither fat asses nor skinny and scrawny ones need [b][i]not[/i][/b] apply and if I weren’t currently off the market, I would be doing more than just looking.

          BTW I thought I knew the state of New York pretty well. Where in hell is Jericho??? I have a house up near the US/Canada border and I’ve driven one end of the state to the other and have never heard of, much less passed through, Jericho. Just curious.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3209945

          Jericho is on Long Island…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to So young( maybe not) but definitely innocent and naive.

          right about the middle of the actual island itslef (Nassau County). It’s a good place…and I work pretty close to here, so it’s a quick drive.

          And thank you for expounding on your sexual fancies – I really needed THAT today along with a hyperactive boss and a bunch of screaming clients.

          Did I mention that I have a great butt, I am 5’9″ with long, blonde hair, I weigh 105, wear a size 0 and too much lipstick, giggle a lot, work at Hooters and have an IQ of 3?

        • #3209782

          all that is missing

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Jericho is on Long Island…

          is the DDD’s? Was going to add something else, but cleaned it up some! 😀

        • #3211006

          Okay, jd, I’m afraid to ask…but here goes …DDDs?

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Jericho is on Long Island…

          I’m not making the connection. Am I too new at this? I know I’ll regret asking what DDDs are in front of the entire TR world, but please expound. Thanks.

          …and do you think I was too hard on the dawg? It was just meant as a little playful banter. And you know all that stuff I said about me isn’t really true. I really don’t work at Hooters – I’m currently between modeling jobs.

        • #3210988

          expounding for you Van

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Jericho is on Long Island…

          Triple D’s? D-cup? TaTa’s? Fun Bags? Jugs? Bazombas? [i] (I just KNOW GG is cringing when she read your post asking this!)[/i] ]:)

          To go with your self description?

          Everyone knows that people with that low of an IQ (3) is because all the nutrients went to growing huge breasts instead of brains! :0

          Any yes, by the time you added the giggle a lot and the low IQ, I knew you were joking, so I put the icing on the cake! ]:) Of course, you should have added you have a tendency to go “teehee!” a lot too! ;\

          As for Dawg, it is hard to tell when people are joking or being serious in writing, because of the loss of tone and facial expressions. I can see where it would easily be taking the wrong way.

          As for being to HARD ON him, (DE intended) he is a big boy, with a pretty thick skin. I don’t think your posts did much more than to make him scratch his furry head and wonder what is going on. If he was offended, believe me, you would know it. 😀

        • #3210955

          Thanks, JD, about S. Dawg…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Jericho is on Long Island…

          After reading so many of his posts (and enjoying most of them), I could see that he had a good sense of humor and hoped he would take to a little playful banter – but re-reading my post, it did sound really harsh, which is just not me. Like Leno asked Hugh Grant: What was I thinking? Sorry SD, if I offended. Maybe someone on here has been a bad influence? ;\ I’m pretty straight-laced usually. That’s it! I’ll blame you! Hahahahahaha!

          Anyway, thanks for clearing up the D’s for me. I suppose if I could learn to think like a guy, I wouldn’t get myself into these things…(but what a price to pay!) :d Thanks for “getting” my sarcasm. And thanks for realizing that I was kidding when I mentioned an IQ of 3. And thanks for the encouragement to take a few days in nature…I’m working on an evil scheme to get a few days out like that. You’re tops.

      • #3167837

        Because, O not Supreme ruler of the Earth,

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        we don’t live in countries that have states that are in TR’s list (well, [b]we[/b] don’t have states at all) so WE CAN’T BLOODY WELL ENTER ANYTHING!

        It makes me so MAD!!!!

        I would happily enter London as my location but, as it’s just a city (albeit one of the world GREAT capital cities), TR’s pathetic Americocentric profiles won’t let me put it in because I DON’T LIVE IN A BLOODY STATE BECAUSE WE’RE UNITARY AND NOT BLOODY WELL FEDERAL!

        Sorry, I do live in a state of extreme frustration.

        Either that or I’m missing something…


        Sorry Newcastle exotic? HA HA HA HA!

        • #3167557

          [b] [i] [u] AHEM! X-( [/b] [/i] [/u]

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Because, O not Supreme ruler of the Earth,

          [b] Neil,

          What did you say? [/b]



        • #3167549

          Newcastle IS NOT exotic

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to [b] [i] [u] AHEM! X-( [/b] [/i] [/u]

          although some of the inhabitants [b]certainly[/b] are!

        • #3167531

          [i] Nice Recovery……..[/i] :p

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Newcastle IS NOT exotic


        • #3167523

          What are you going on about??? Neil is like a stopped clock, Twice a…….

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to [i] Nice Recovery……..[/i] :p

          he says the right thing. What more could you ask for??? Besides I happen to agree with him, on this one, although I would have added “and the surrounding towns and areas” to take in those in Durham and Gateshead.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167507

          Very stylish, babz….

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to What are you going on about??? Neil is like a stopped clock, Twice a…….

          I approve wholeheartedly.

          Especially after the morning I’ve just put in acting as Manuel (Labour). Sorted now, just bushed.

          (Disconcertingly, my mate from the next office has just looked in and told me I look like an old style Chad (“Wot? No …..)behind this TFT at this angle….. I’m so tempted to print something out along the lines of “Wot? No….privacy?” over the weekend, due to the influx of non-security staff to work in this room….grrr….)

          Mini rant over, going for a cold cafe classico

          Feel better now! Thanx for the sound off, Dawg, dear.

          I [i] can [/i] call you dear, can’t I? I am female, after all babz….!!! 😉




        • #3209958

          Ah well, if I can’t have class, I’ll have to settle for style.

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to What are you going on about??? Neil is like a stopped clock, Twice a…….

          It won’t keep me from appreciating the wee folk now, Will it??? 😡

          BTW, you can call me dear any time you choose but then of course, you already knew that didn’t you??? 😡

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3209829

          of course, darling! ;)

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to What are you going on about??? Neil is like a stopped clock, Twice a…….

          and you can call me……anytime! 😀 😉 ]:)



      • #3167759

        I used to have my location

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        listed. But I took it off.

        Maybe you should quit being so nosy. Besides, I have to protest on Neil’s behalf. (Even if he is being a whiny ass t*tty baby about the whole thing).

        • #3167722

          Now Mae be nice you know perfectly well that

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I used to have my location

          Neil is nothing but a [b]Winging POM![/b] ;\

          If they can’t find something to complain about they make up something now every one just for Neil [b]With a WT & a WP I’m Willy the Winging POM![/b] :p

          Col ]:)

        • #3167616


          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Now Mae be nice you know perfectly well that

          I have NO idea what you are saying, but it’s making me laugh anyway.. 🙂

        • #3167495

          Mae Poms are known for their winging

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Col

          They just live to be a winger look at GG complaining that it’s 98 F when it’s really cool and then in the middle of winter she’ll be complaining [i]Quite Rightly I might Add[/i] how cold it is and just how dangerous it is to drive on the roads. Then in the same breath will complain about all the salt spread on the road that causes the cars to rust and if it isn’t spread the roads are unsafe. [b]It’s a No Win Situation attempting to keep a Pom happy![/b]

          Over here all the really radical Union Bosses are Poms who have never realised that it’s no longer a [b]Them & Us Situation[/b] well at least it wasn’t till recently with some new laws passed here which have taken us back to the good old days of the 1830’s where an employer can transport a worker for using to much toilet paper. I’m just unsure where they can transport them to though but I’m sure [b]Little Johny Rotten[/b] is working on that while he brings in all the foreign workers for cheap labour to allow the upper management even bigger Bonuses than the already Obscene ones that they are giving themselves now. Things like that need to be stopped but with the current Government here they will not only be allowed to continue but be encouraged while at the same time using every effort to lower those terrible wages that cost so much money.

          I heard it suggested that someone walk in and give our Current Prime Minister the [b]Pink Slip[/b] but it was pointed out that this couldn’t happen because the [b]LAZY BASTARD Doesn’t do any Work.[/b] To unfairly fire someone first they have to work so that means that all the bureaucrats will have life time jobs and the real workers who slave their guts out to pay their wages will be trampled underfoot.

          Anyway I’m way off topic again the Poms basically Bitch about everything no matter what. They Bitch about the Queen spending so much money when she is the richest person in the UK and they would Bitch even more if she actually had the audacity to sell off some of the assets which she has to upkeep for nothing more than show.

          [b]Can you imagine the uproar if she sold off Buck House?[/b]

          Then they don’t want her anymore and a few weeks latter they are complaining that as she is now 80 years old she can not be there for much longer. Personally I would like to see her get really Pissed Off with some Fleet Street Rag Pushers and have them locked up in the [b]Tower of London[/b] just as an example of what is acceptable to her. :^0

          A couple of Jurno’s and Editors strung up by their thumbs or inserted in an [b]Iron Maiden[/b] appeals to me but maybe I’m just weird. 😀

          Col ]:)

          [i]OH I forgot he [b]WT and a WP[/b] are the words of the chorus of [b]Willy The Winging Pom.[/b] that was a song made famous over a while ago in the mid to late 50’s.

          The Chorus when along these lines [b]With a WT & a WP I’m Willy The Winging Pom, Lon-Doon where’s I’m from when I landed in the docks in Mel-born I was greeted by Go Home You Pommie Bastard[/b] Now if only I could find a copy in any form that would make me [b]Really Happy.[/i][/b] :^0

      • #3167712

        Gripe: theres no bloody country.

        by mjwx ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        Theres no space for your country. I live in Perth WA (Western Australia) as my profiles suggests but theres a Perth in the UK and a WA in the US. So really am I a pom, a skip or a yank.

        In fact am I me? Who am I, who are you speaking to and where did you get this number?


        • #3167706

          I just used QLD

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Gripe: theres no bloody country.

          Which TR shortened to QL. I hope that there is no US State called QL as that could be confusing.

          But you could use the [b]AU[/b] instead of the [b]WA[/b] to make sure that everyone knows where you are though I’m not sure to many Aussies actually know where Perth is.

          I’ve ridden & driven the Nallabour highway more times than I care to think and each time I swear it will be the last, it’s just not a [b]Fun Road[/b] to drive. The last couple of times I’ve been to Perth I flew and now that’s the only way that I’ll consider going and coming back.

          I very nearly bought a Classic Mercedes till I saw that it was in Perth and then I dropped it like a [b]Hot Potato.[/b] It would have been a nice car to own but I wasn’t about to drive it back or even consider getting it trailered around.


      • #3167620

        I was “No location Specified” for a long time

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        And then I pitched Internet Exploder and got a real browser. Then I could update.

        I know that there was a thread for awhile that some people COULDN’T specify their location. Vanessa can’t update at all- which is sad, she really wants to.

        I agree that it is easier to figure out how to read someone if you know where they are writing from. But the other site problems should likely be sorted first.

        • #3167538

          speaking of locations

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I was “No location Specified” for a long time

          It looks like you live in a sister city! 😀

        • #3167535


          by shellbot ·

          In reply to speaking of locations

          sent you go get it out of spam 🙂

          *the indignity of being caught in your spam filter all the time!*

        • #3167509

          Used to drive to Michigan…

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to speaking of locations

          Twice a month to support a client. As long as I timed Chicago right and it wasn’t “Construction Season”, it only took me about 6 hours. I can be in Wisconsin in about 40 minutes if the GPS doesn’t try to take me through a construction zone.

          We hunt in a tiny little map spot north of Duluth. About two hours from here.

          I keep threatening NeverBusted with a drop in for a beer. One of these days, I’ll do it. Bet I catch you in the same trip…

        • #3210623

          Hey Tig…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to I was “No location Specified” for a long time

          new avatar? Looks great!

        • #3210987

          Thanks, Vanessa

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Hey Tig…

          I generally use this graphic on all of the awareness stuff I do because the image is pretty flexible. I changed it for awhile because some idiot decided to hijack it. Forgot to change back until HAL reminded me by changing his avatar for Awareness Week (Australia).

          I have lots of ribbons, but this one is my favourite!

        • #3210953

          Great! Would you have a…

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Thanks, Vanessa

          ribbon that I could use? Maybe I can’t update my profile because I’m not using the right URL or something – although I have tried everything known to man as far as I can tell.

          If you could send me a URL that has a nice ribbon, too, I can try that one on my profile and see if maybe it’s not just something that I’m not getting right. Let me know here or you can peermail me – you have the address.

          Thanks, TiggerTwo! Toodooleedoo!

      • #3167572

        Dear DMambo,

        by rob mekel ·

        In reply to No Location Specified – kiss my butt

        As TR does not enable the possibility of specifying the location TR-users are unless it is US of A or Canada, this will not be possible. Although I am willing to let you know where I am located by means of my profile I will give it to you by means of this post.
        Working location: Amsterdam, NL, Eu
        Living location : Haarlem, NL, Eu

        You bloody well should have asked before offering your BUTT to kiss if not doing so. And as I’m not lightly wanting to be accused of being a butt-lover, there you have it. ]:)

        BTW Newcastle, can as well be in Northumberland as it can be in NWS, NWSW-Aus, US of A or Canada 🙂 or where-ever else the good people of Newcastle, England, in the early day’s of conquering the world for King/Queen, Home-land and God went to honor their nice home-town.


        [i] edited for those fine emoticons[/i]

        • #3167530

          Oh oh; Mambo, you’d better be careful!!! Rob is calling you dear. :^0 :p

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Dear DMambo,

          We all know you’re a pervert but not quite in that way. Whatever you do, don’t drop the soap in the shower; you can never tell, with these European guys. They may be perfectly normal but you should still take precautions. What’s “normal” to them can be a trifle weird to North Americans.

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3167521

          Somehow I get the feeling

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Oh oh; Mambo, you’d better be careful!!! Rob is calling you dear. :^0 :p

          that you are more European then you think you are Dawg. 🙂


    • #3167743

      your shout at the water cooler

      by gsaravin9 ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      good to see you are enjoying yourself.Don’t take the shit seriously at tech republic especially discussion threads.Those that do are KRAZY!

      • #3167709

        I’ll take this opportunity to announce

        by mjwx ·

        In reply to your shout at the water cooler

        A calmer, happier, more gentle MJ, given the amount of flame wars I’ve been involved in recently (I can?t guarantee the calm bit but you’ll get a genuine effort).

        Given the post I just made George_ou’s Mac thread, I may have a hard time convincing some of you, but in my defence it was a Mac thread. :^0

      • #3167618

        Right there with you

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to your shout at the water cooler

        I just got tired of dead threads coming back to life and waking the trolls that started them. I figured I would try this.

        So far it has been pretty entertaining. There are some great people in TR world and I enjoy the lighter conversation.

        Now if we could just get rid of “Max level reached” life would be complete!

        • #3167582

          ah – how you touched on one of my

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Right there with you

          favorite topics. Max Level reached. Frustrating when trying to continue a thread. Instead if we are at the Max level, why not allow a post but have the system attach it at the same level. I realize that loses some of the threading, but it would prevent US from havign to go back click on the link that still allows a post, and then post it. Given how long some of these messages get…

        • #3210617

          I don’t mind the max level reached, only it should

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to ah – how you touched on one of my

          max out at something more like 258, rather than 8, don’t you think? Of course for some of the hijacked discussions, I don’t think any amount of levels would be sufficient.

        • #3210592

          I can see your point if you want the flow

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to I don’t mind the max level reached, only it should

          style to continue. But it would be nice to just have the post reply button and then if we reach max, it just keeps it all on the last level and keeps putting our messages. I don’t like that i have to back up and then post. I lose my train of thought too often. 🙁

        • #3211432

          Especially when the discussion reaches

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to I can see your point if you want the flow

          more than 300 posts as some do. Thank goodness for AutoScroll and Ctrl_F, huh?

        • #3209972

          You may already know this

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Especially when the discussion reaches

          but, when you’ve been away and a thread has grown, click the [Print] icon and read the whole thread in plain text. They keep the correct indents so it’s nice and easy to see who is answering who. The only thing you cannot do is to respond.

          Another free tip from NITS ™, known throughout cyberspace as “the pedant’s pedant”. Translations from American to Geordie a speciality and from Geordie to American a necessity.


        • #3209943

          neil thanks. didn’t know

          by vanessaj ·

          In reply to Especially when the discussion reaches

          but now I do and will probably try this out at some point really soon. Some days are busy and I can’t check out the rooms at all (not like today obviously).

        • #3209794

          Neil – Thanks that really

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to Especially when the discussion reaches

          helps a great deal. You can search the test too to find where you want to pick up. If you open as two tabs in ff or two windows in IE, it makes it easy to post replies since you have the thread in front of you.

    • #3167573

      Ideal place for a thread hijack and glow alert

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      would be just about…………….
      .here, I think! :p

      Had to put this link in – I just knew all the guys here would appreciate it. And, thanks T2, this is the ideal place to put it – in a Troll Shredder. (Now, how much could I make if I invented a real life one of those……)

      But, you have to sympathise with this guy. I also sympathise with his wife…..for reasons too numerous to mention! 😉

      DangerMouse, avert your eyes, or don’t click on the link, it’s a bit…..naughty for the likes of you, being head of the Pure Brigade

      *GLOW ALERT*

      *End Glow Alert*

      Enjoy, all! Happy Friday!



      • #3167540

        [i]There’s an element of risk to everything[/i] but judging from the ….

        by sleepin’dawg ·

        In reply to Ideal place for a thread hijack and glow alert

        photo, he seems to think it was worth it; mind you, she has an evil looking smirk on her face.

        Anyway that’s how you catch Hong Kong Dong Disease; It swells up like a cucumber. If it turns green, the colour of cucumbers, don’t worry, it will fall off, all by itself, in a week.

        If the swelling goes away but there is still pain,then he may be suffering from another Oriental disease: Lacanookie but if he is patient this too, will pass.

        In either case, all I can say is [b]”OUCH”

        Dawg[/b] ]:)

      • #3167501

        THAT is a GREAT article!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Ideal place for a thread hijack and glow alert

        I will be emailing that one to everyone I know!

        Perfect place to put it too, GG

        Sending you hopes for a break in the weather soon! 🙂

        P.S. You realise that DMambo will follow that link. He won’t be able to help himself. He’ll HAVE to…

        • #3167496

          [i] I know….. [/i]

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to THAT is a GREAT article!

          yet another reason I put the link in there – resistance is futile!!

          Now, just how did I KNOW you’d approve of that article, Tig?? 😉

          Cooling down a bit, here, but after the office rehash this morning, I could still do with a long lie down in a chest freezer..!! :p


        • #3167447

          I doubt it is any comfort

          by j.lupo ·

          In reply to [i] I know….. [/i]

          but we have been going through the same things. It has been in the 90’s with 100% humdidity (spelled that way on purpose) and the AC is dead in the office building in the concrete jungle I am chained to (ah work at).

          I have a fan at my desk but all that does is move the hot air around.

      • #3210136

        Good thing there was no broken bone

        by dmambo ·

        In reply to Ideal place for a thread hijack and glow alert

        (r) tee hee! 😀

        Ya know, this could never happen to a pure person! It would be safely tucked away.

      • #3213722

        I know someone….

        by mr_rc ·

        In reply to Ideal place for a thread hijack and glow alert

        … this happened to..

        I was at a party hanging out with some friends, and my mate dashed off for a ‘quickie’ with his girlfriend…

        2 minutes later there was this bloodcurdling scream and I busted in to find out what was going on because he hadnt stopped screaming…

        His girlfriend was on the bed crying and screaming “whats wrong whats wrong” .. I knelt next to him and lifted his head… he was balling his eyes out, curled in a fetal position.

        When he was finally able to speak, I couldnt help him… I cracked up laughing and called him an ambulance… he said to me..

        “She broke my wookie!”

        True story

    • #3167473

      Friday Night

      by wingedmonkey ·

      In reply to Dispatching the Troll

      I’m off to see Def Leppard and Journey in concert with the wife and kids. Woot! While I would never advise taking the younsters to a band like, Motley Crue or to Ozzfest, Leppard and Journey are pretty tame. Plus I can’t imagine anybody from the UK not liking them, I think they came from your side of the Ocean. *s*

      • #3167369

        I remember a time

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Friday Night

        when Def Leppard was so cool! LOVED the High ‘n Dry Album.

        Journey, wow that one goes back. Aren’t they in the same age bracket as the washedup Stones? (I mean ROLLING Stones of course) :0

        The last time I was Crue, they had a porno playing between the bands. strange stuff. Softcore stuff, that ended up with a guy taking a sword and cutting everyone elses heads off…..

        I am looking for the G3 and B3 tours! THAT would be something to see.

        I am shocked and stunned with bands like Aerosmith. Have you seen the ticket prices these washedup has-beens have been charging? I think maybe THEY stopped using mirrors, but their fan base sure hasn’t!

        Enjoy the show!

      • #3209942


        by jamesrl ·

        In reply to Friday Night

        Talk about taking me back….

        I saw Journey in the 70s when they had one hit, and they opened for a big concert in Toronto (in order: Journey, Pablo Cruise, Steve Miller Band, Beach Boys).

        Pablo Cruise became a trivia question. Journey went on to sell a few albums, Steve Miller never broke out of the seventies, and the Beach Boys were so drunk…..


      • #3212162

        Going to that concert too

        by mirrormirror ·

        In reply to Friday Night

        I have tickets to go to the Def Leppard – Journey concert here in Dallas. I am a big Def Leppard nut. I have seen the Leps live many times and know that they are GREAT in concert but have never seen Journey.

        Oh, if this was 1983 and I was 18 again… Def Leppard and Journey…an 80’s dream for me.

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