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    Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT


    by rolloverman ·

    After reading some of itgirls replys i think we should make her our it queen

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    • #3116385

      Borg Queen

      by montgomery gator ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      Would that be anything like the Borg Queen from Star Trek? 🙂

      ITGirli: Do you ever have the urge to assimilate entire civilizations?

      • #3116193

        ITGirli does not ever have the urge to assimilate entire civilizations. . .

        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to Borg Queen

        ….at least I wouldn’t think so. She’s not a Democrat!

        • #3114491

          very true

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to ITGirli does not ever have the urge to assimilate entire civilizations. . .

          Thank you for your support! 😉

        • #3117126

          Democrats should have a slogan

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to very true

          We are Democrats. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

          There’s a lot of similarities between the Democrats and the Borg, you know.

        • #3117034

          And the Ori

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to Democrats should have a slogan

          The Democrats remind me of the Ori Priors on Stargate SG1. They think all must bow to their will to become their slaves, and don’t understand why we would want to resist them.

        • #3116835

          The Cardassians …

          by too old for it ·

          In reply to And the Ori

          They destroy your culture, pillage your lands, turn you into their slaves, turn your daughters into street ho’s …

        • #3136238

          Only if you are Bajoran

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to The Cardassians …

          I haven’t heard about them doing that to any other culture. They just had it out for Bajor.

        • #3116998


          by picmajik ·

          In reply to Democrats should have a slogan

          Glad I’m not the only female non-Democrat in IT!
          sorta in between Libertarian and Republican but (vote Republican due to lack of choice on the GA ballots)

        • #3136546

          Max in a fit of self preservation today

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Democrats should have a slogan

          I walked into the living room to see a DVD of Murphy Brown running so I thought that I could bear some of this show for a few hours until I realised that She Who Must Be Obeyed had the entire series out on DVD so I beat a hasty retreat into my den of Iniquity to run 8,000 + pages through an OCR program something that I’ve been putting off for months now but the last thing that I distinctly heard from that OLD TV Show was “The Republicans are in power there is going to be so much to expose them on.” 🙂

          I don’t know how true it is and I really don’t care but it was good for a laugh. :p

          That will be the only bright spot for the next week or so while SWMBO is watching that series. 🙁

          Col ]:)

        • #3137291

          nukem’ all!

          by joetechsupport ·

          In reply to Max in a fit of self preservation today

          Well, actually Your favourite republicans are in power and have been for most of the last century, so the pesky democrats or evil liberals couldn’t have saved all that many people with health care.

          And you have 18 Ohio Class Long Range Ballistic Missile Submarines; each of which have 24 trident SLBMS (each MIRVed with up to 12-475 kiloton warheads) with 6000 NM range. The other 4 Ohios only carry 24 SLBMs MIRVed with up to 8-100 kiloton warheads. And That’s not all your nukes. Hiroshima was a single 12 kiloton.

          So don’t worry! No matter ho many bleeding hearts you think are plotting to save babies, whales, the air, our planet, our something equally meaningless to the bottom line, you can save the world from a fate worse than death by nuking it before they even get close. Feel better now?

        • #3117916

          Dif between a Dem and a Pub

          by jessie ·

          In reply to Max in a fit of self preservation today

          Do you know the difference between a Democrat and a Republican?

          Republicans close the blinds when there’s nothing to show. Democrats leave ’em open so everybody can watch the fun.

        • #3117912

          Jessie being the political person that I am

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Dif between a Dem and a Pub

          I don’t understand what you mean. :^O

          Honestly it’s bad enough trying to follow local politics as they are all liars who can not be trusted to run a closed pub let alone a country. Over here we deport ours to a man made city in the middle of nowhere and make then think that they are important when really they are impotent and we try to forget their actions unless they do something really nasty which adversely affects us all. . :p

          It is a standard joke here that the way you know that a politician is lieing is that you can see their lips moving even if there is nothing at all sensible coming out. Honestly the really shonky Used Car Salespersons here are considered as far more honest than any politician that has ever been around. That could be the reason why memberships of political parties is dropping rapidly. With a bit of luck all the inbreeding will eventually pay off and they will all die out so we no longer have to worry about them. 😉

          But honestly I was about to enter Maxwell’s topic on Republicans just to avoid a weeks worth of Murphy Brown DVDs it would have been far less painful. But they are gone now so I can breath easy until the next lot of old Shat Com’s come home for “She Who Must Be Obeyed” to watch. 🙁

          Col ]:)

        • #3119630

          Democrats and the Borg

          by stevesm ·

          In reply to Democrats should have a slogan

          How true… they want to take over and remove any individual thoughts. They think they know what is best for us.. even better than we know.

    • #3116384

      In the civilized world

      by jamesrl ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      that is to say, those places with a Queen as head of state….

      ….you don’t elect a Queen. You can be born royal or marry royalty.

      I would suggest shes rather queenly in many aspects(rather then enumerate I will leave some things to the imagination), without requiring an election.


      • #3137425

        What about Queen Amidala?

        by -loanman ·

        In reply to In the civilized world

        She was elected to the post. I quote: “I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!”

        There you have it: an elected queen. QED.

        • #3137210

          George Lucas and reality

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to What about Queen Amidala?

          So you are postulating that George Lucas’ fantasy world has some resemblence to reality? Ha!

          Do you think the wooden dialogue between Anakin and Padme resembles romance? That Jar Jar resembles a senator?

          I wouldn’t have mentioned it, except for your QED…


        • #3118126


          by johns ·

          In reply to George Lucas and reality

          My boss looks like a Wookie….. especially when she forgets to shave!

    • #3116372

      She would never

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      accept this demotion!

      Once your “Supreme Emprise of the Galaxy”, anything else would be an insult! :^O

      She sure is a woman that knows her mind, huh? 😡

    • #3116355

      Very timely

      by m_a_r_k ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      King-to-be Charles and Queen-in-Waiting Camilla-something are supposedly touring around the U.S. If one of you guys will steal Camilla away from his Highness, then we can marry girli off to ol’ Chuckie boy and she’ll be a real queen. He’s such a dashing ol’ sport. Tally-ho chap and all that other Buckingham stuff. 😀

      • #3114721

        She prefers them a LITTLE older

        by ldyosng ·

        In reply to Very timely

        And intelligent. That ancient boob would NEVER do for Girli.

      • #3137590

        Geez, why would you inflict that upon girli???

        by sleepin’dawg ·

        In reply to Very timely

        I caught the fact that Charles was over here on a visit and thought he might be playing a few chukkers of polo seeing as how he brought his horse with him.:^O

        [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3136237

          That’s great!

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to Geez, why would you inflict that upon girli???


        • #3136234

          You’re mean!!!

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to Geez, why would you inflict that upon girli???

          Just because Camilla can double as Charles’ polo pony is no reason to point that out to everyone!!

        • #3136193

          Charles’ pony

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to You’re mean!!!

          I don’t even want to even think about Charles riding Camilla. Ewww! 😉

        • #3136167


          by surflover ·

          In reply to Charles’ pony

          I just ate lunch :^O

        • #3136164

          Why’d you eat lunch so early?

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to MARK! PUHLEEEZZZEEE

          It’s not even 12:00 yet. Oh, I forgot you Easterners like to do stuff an hour before the rest of the world does them. 😀

        • #3136163

          yup, it keeps us 1 step ahead of y’all

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Why’d you eat lunch so early?


        • #3136160

          Wow you replied in a hurry

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Why’d you eat lunch so early?

          Like 30 seconds after I did.

        • #3136154

          see, we are 1 step ahead

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Why’d you eat lunch so early?

          :^O (I refreshed my window right when you posted)

        • #3136132


          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Why’d you eat lunch so early?

          For the benefit of your personal life, I hope your not that fast with everything! haha ka-ching!

        • #3136114

          You can put your hope at ease

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Why’d you eat lunch so early?

          :^O… I don’t know why, but this came to mind…

          The Real Man Test – Part I

          Note: All “real men” answer “C” to all of these questions. Knowing this, women will have come far in understanding men and enriching their own lives.

          1. Alien beings from a highly advanced society visit the Earth, and you are the first human they encounter. As a token of intergalactic friendship, they present you with a small but incredibly sophisticated device that is capable of curing all diseases, providing an infinite supply of clean energy, wiping out hunger and poverty, and permanently eliminating oppression and violence all over the entire Earth. You decide:

          A. Present it to the President of the United States.
          B. Present it to the Secretary General of the United Nations.
          C. Take it apart.

          2. As you grow older, what lost quality of your youthful life do you miss the most?

          A. Innocence.
          B. Idealism.
          C. Cherry bombs.

          3. When is it okay to kiss another male?

          A. When you wish to display simple and pure affection without regard for narrow-minded social conventions.
          B. When he is the Pope. (Not on the lips.)
          C. When he is your brother and you are Al Pacino and this is the only really sportsman-like way to let him know that, for business reasons, you have to have him killed.

          4. What about hugging another male?

          A. If he’s your father and at least one of you has a fatal disease.
          B. If you’re performing the Heimlich maneuver.
          C. If you’re a professional baseball player and a teammate hits a home run to win the World Series, you may hug him provided that:
          (1) He is legally within the base path,
          (2) Both of you are wearing sufficient protection, and
          (3) You also pound him fraternally with your fist hard enough to cause fractures.

          5. In your opinion, the ideal pet is:
          A. A cat.
          B. A dog.
          C. A dog that eats cats.

          6. You have been seeing a woman for several years. She’s attractive and intelligent, and you always enjoy being with her. One leisurely Sunday afternoon the two of you are taking it easy. You’re watching a football game; she’s reading the papers. Suddenly, out of the clear blue sky, she tells you that she thinks she really loves you, but she can no longer bear the uncertainty of not knowing where your relationship is going. She says she’s not asking whether you want to get married; only whether you believe that you have some kind of future together. What do you say?

          A. That you sincerely believe the two of you do have a future, but you don’t want to rush it.
          B. That although you also have strong feelings for her, you cannot honestly say that you’ll be ready anytime soon to make a lasting commitment, and you don’t want to hurt her by holding out false hope.
          C. That you cannot believe the Jets called a draw play on third and seventeen.

        • #3136196

          The ASPCA will be after you for that one

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Geez, why would you inflict that upon girli???

          cruelty to horses I’d say :^O

    • #3116269

      I didn’t vote for her

      by puppybreath ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      “You don’t vote for queens.”

      “Well, ‘ow did you become queen then?”

      “The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, ITGirl, was to
      carry Excalibur. That is why I am your queen!”

      My apologies to Monty Python.

      • #3116264

        You should be careful

        by surflover ·

        In reply to I didn’t vote for her

        quoting python in a thread about girli :^O

        • #3116260

          And no matter what you do

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to You should be careful

          DON’T call her a “watery tart”! :^O

        • #3117027

          How about

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to And no matter what you do

          ..calling her a “moistened bint”? 🙂

        • #3116229


          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to You should be careful

          Did she call girli a snake? :O

          [i][b]snake[/b] (noun)
          A treacherous person. Also called “snake in the grass”.[/i]

        • #3116225

          Is Puppy Breath Female?

          by surflover ·

          In reply to pythons

          I couldn’t tell from the profile?

        • #3116219

          I sure as hades hope so

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Is Puppy Breath Female?

          With a name like “puppybreath”, he/she/it better be female. If he/she/it was a male, I’d expect something more along the lines of “dynamitebreath”. Or at least “dogbreath”. Come to think of it, the first time I replied to one of puppy’s messages, I told him/her/it that he/she/it had a cute name. So he/she/it BETTER be a she!

        • #3116147

          Better hope girl

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I sure as hades hope so

          or that would make you gay, right? :^O

          Guess I called it right when you first came on the scene about the steers and queers? BWAAAHAAAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!


          j/k. What you and a few steer do in the privacy of your own pasture……

        • #3114724

          It would also make me want to commit suicide

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Better hope girl

          Only a man who is confident with his machismo would dare admit to making a mistake like that. 😀

          Strange coincidence. Less than eight minutes ago I wrote in my blog something related to your “steers and queers” and “pasture privacy” comments. It’s buried somewhere in the 18th or 19th paragraph of my latest chapter in my incarnation of “War and Peace”. :^O

        • #3114722

          Watch out, puppy!

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Is Puppy Breath Female?

          Typical surflover. Always scamming the Internet for chicks. (j/k) 😉 haha

    • #3116234

      Are there any other candidates?

      by mickster269 ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      Or is it a one person Election?

    • #3116158

      OK she has my vote

      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      But I get to be court jester!

    • #3114642

      I think we need some sort of face-to-face

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      between Girli and our current monarch, GG.

      Like in the James Bond film, “From Russia with Love” with the gipsy girls fighting over their man.

      “They are settling their issues…the TR way!”

      • #3114575

        hey neilb

        by jck ·

        In reply to I think we need some sort of face-to-face

        I can already tell…I’m the William Wallace here…

        FREEDOM!!!!!! 😀

        • #3114457

          You don’t espouse freedom

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to hey neilb

          You embrace taking the property of the person who earned it, so it may be given to a person who did not earn it, something William Wallace would have never supported.

          You support government control of indoctrinating the children in government schools, something William Wallace would have raised his sword to fight against.

          You support the literal enslavement of a lower class of people by keeping them dependent on a huge government, something William Wallace would have resisted.

          You don’t support freedom. You support oppression. You just call it freedom in your warped view of how you think people should be forced to behave.

        • #3116889

          listen Max

          by jck ·

          In reply to You don’t espouse freedom

          1) I wasn’t talking to you.

          2) I’m related to Wallace, and I’ll be glad to show you not only my tartan for that clan, but MacKinlay as well.

          Don’t lecture me on my own family, okay?

          William Wallace fought against things like…a king allowing nobles to rape virgin wives within their fifedom, senseless beatings and persecutions and burning of villages, confiscation of property without cause or compensation, and for the freedom of the Scottish people from true tyranny.

          You have a right to leave this country and go elsewhere if you don’t want to pay the taxes or don’t like how their spent. The taxes you pay give you a lot…including the security of knowing that at night mobs won’t enter your house and rape your wife like happens in Africa, that you have military watching 24 hours to defend your country’s borders, and that you have all sorts of things to your benefit and free of charge. Yes…even you could go get condoms or vaccinations free at the county health clinic.

          You get something back from what you give…the Scottish got nothing and often got raped, maimed or killed in the process.

          You compare your taxes like it’s some tragedy to the loss of life and abuses the Scottish people endured.

          You are truly an self-righteous, pompous, materialistic idiot.

          I’d appreciate it if you leave my family and my heritage out of an argument when you make your absurd comparisons between the past and the present governments, since you have no real concept of how much freedom you really have.

        • #3116880

          You’re a joke!

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to listen Max

          The only thing you know about William Wallace is what you watched on Braveheart. You lie and you’re a joke!

          I have the right to leave this country, you say. Well up yours, dude. I also have the right to speak out against idiots like you. And if you don’t like it, tough sh1t. And that’e exactly what I plan to do. What are you going to do about it?

          You’re an absolute joke. And I’ll say it again – you don’t support freedom, but rather opression. And if the rest of your family thinks like you, they’re a joke as well.

        • #3116875

          You must really enjoy arguing with pompous idiots

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to You’re a joke!

          I think jck is a lost cause. Do you have some sort of masochistic tendency that you enjoy replying to his crazed rantings?

        • #3116863

          yeah…actually, I do

          by jck ·

          In reply to You must really enjoy arguing with pompous idiots

          I get a kick out of watching him remark in such stupid ways…

          he says one thing, then does another…

          Makes absurd associations (like comparing how he’s “oppressed” in the USA, like the stuff Wallace fought against in Scotland)…

          Claims he’s “libertarian”, but all his views are socially ultra-conservative to the point of his suggestions pointing to the total dismantling of the government as we know it to save him a buck…

          So yeah…I do…it’s a kick seeing him come back with irrational accusations and obtuse commentary.

          BTW, Tom. Nice flag there. 🙂

        • #3137797

          Hey jck – Get a clue!

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to You must really enjoy arguing with pompous idiots

          The “pompous idiot” to whom he was referring is you

        • #3137795

          Hey jck – get another clue

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to You must really enjoy arguing with pompous idiots

          You said that I say one thing, but that I do another.

          Of course you know what I say. But how do you know what I DO?

        • #3137791

          Hey jck – You need a clue trifecta

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to You must really enjoy arguing with pompous idiots

          You said, “(He) Claims he’s “libertarian”, but all his views are socially ultra-conservative to the point of his suggestions pointing to the total dismantling of the government as we know it to save him a buck.”.

          When have I suggested dismantling the government? Prove that I said that, or even espouse that, or continue looking like the idiot and the liar everyone knows you to be. This shows that you’re delusional, and that you base your opinions on self-created lies.

          “Socially conservative”? Is this as opposed to being a fiscal conservative? Socially conservative, huh? Okay, whatever you say, dude. I guess it doesn’t matter that I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. Or that I’m adamantly opposed to the death penalty. But wait, I take those “social” views to save myself a buck? And how could those social views save me a buck. And I will fight to the death your imposing “socialIST” views.

          But speaking of a buck, why is it that if I want to keep the buck that I earn, I’m called selfish and materialistic? But when you want to take the buck that I earn, you see yourself as “sharing your prosperity”?

          And when have I said that I’m oppressed? And actually, it’s not my buck that I’m fighting for. It’s the little guy who’s been convinced that he needs to be dependent on government to survive. And I’m trying to keep selfish and thieving morons like you from taking it from him. YOU and socialist liberals like you oppress those little people who believe your crap that they don’t have the brains to make it on their own. I say the y DO have the brains, if thieving socialist morons like you got the hell out of their way.

          I tell people that they’re capable. You tell people that they’re incapable. Well, speak for yourself, moron — you incapable and frightened little rabbit.

        • #3116871

          Oh really?

          by jck ·

          In reply to You’re a joke!

          I’m a liar? Hmmm…wow…guess all my relatives (like my great-aunt who went to Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Denmark for years) did then was spend thousands to fly overseas make up genealogy charts.

          And this coming from the “Libertarian” who references and supports Conservative think tanks. You lie about your political stance, and it’s provable by your words here.

          I invite you, since you are so oppressed by the taxes here, to find another country where you can have more freedoms that you want.

          It would be a welcome relief to see someone like you move out of the country. It’d make more space for someone who doesn’t mind sharing their prosperity.

          You’re not only self-righteous, pompous and idiotic….you’re simply daft.

        • #3137847

          On “Conservative” think tanks.

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          Why aren’t there any Liberal think tanks?

          Or is that an oxymoron?

        • #3137845

          me move?

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          Since you would both welcome it and be relieved, I think I’ll stay, if nothing else, to continue being a pain in your a$$.

        • #3137838

          How much of YOUR prosperity do YOU share?

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          Not counting the prosperity that I share because other people, such as yourself, force me to share it, I probably “share” in the neighborhood of thousands of dollars each year, as well as literally hundreds of hours of my time.

          That’s the difference between you and me, jck. Your definition of “sharing prosperity” is playing Robbing Hood, with the government acting as your enforcer of choice. But I’ve probably given more of both my money and my time this year alone than a loser like you has given in your lifetime.

          Now go watch Braveheart again so you can cite another scene in that movie as evidence of your low-life line.

        • #3137604

          dear God, Max

          by jck ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          Go research the name Crawford, as in William Wallace’s mother’s surname. That wasn’t in the damn movie, was it? That’s how I’m related to him…Crawford…check it out for yourself.

          And if you would also like to call me a liar some more, I am also related to William McKinley and Ulysses S. Grant.

          God, you are so pompous…you even assume to think you know more about my own family.

          As for why your here, it’s been perfectly clear that you’re here mainly to irritate people. That’s why I’ve been a thorn in your side…to dish back what you’ve dished out so many times.

          I actually had hope for you, at one point, that you had some sense. But, I see that everytime I’ve presented a cold, hard, factual counterpoint that you quit replying or try denying my source with insult-based counterpoints.

          I even posted where your “libertarian” group had often been a Republican-backing group and you came back with nothing more than accusing me of being stupid.

          Anyways…go ahead and keep posting…and go to the LDS church or to one of the many Scottish genealogical archives and check out what I say.

          It will just mean again that I’ve proved you wrong.

        • #3137593

          sharing prosperity

          by jck ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          What do you consider sharing prosperity? Giving a check to CATO??

          As for how much time you spend doing for others, your children and neighbors and wife don’t count.

          As for what I have done in the past year, I’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity, a local org that builds computers for underpriviledged children to use to do school work, and a local program that fixes and builds PCs to help autistic and other mentally impaired people use PCs to learn a skill. Plus, I participate in programs that my employer does like Race For A Cure and others.

          In addition, I donate monies to organizations such as The American Red Cross, the Adrenoleukodystrophy Society, MDA, Florida Association of State Troopers, and others, in the amount of a couple thousand out of my own pocket.

          Plus, I don’t write off donations. I don’t give to get a tax break…I give to help others.

          So, you’re not the only one doing things…and you’re not the only one being taxed…and you get the same benefits out of taxes that everyone else does…if not more.

          So, stop your whining about being taxed …or leave the country and go buy your own island and setup your own tax structure of your liking.

          Have a nice day

        • #3136182

          Typical pompus reply

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          If I don’t like it, leave. What an a$$. The difference between your philosophy and mine is that I would not presume to tell anyone else how to live, while you do. So you are, in essence, suggesting to others that if they don’t like the rules you establish for them, they should leave. Who appointed you ruler, dip-stick?

          Typical pompous elitist socialist-liberal mindset. And that’s why no one is rushing to support you in this exchange, but rather challenging you. It’s not just me, dip-stick, it’s a lot of people who see you for what you really are — the joke of TR. If you want proof, just look at all the people laughing at you!

        • #3136864

          typical replies

          by jck ·

          In reply to Oh really?

          And, you’ll continue to whine, even though you’ll sit there and milk the system all you can. It’s so bad if it takes from you, but it’s okay for you to milk it…right?

          BTW, where is your further commenting on my familial lineage? Guess you looked it up somewhere…cause you didn’t comment over the weekend like you normally do.

          Did you find out that you’re wrong, Max? Again?

          Please…I beg you to comment more on my family, on which you are the most competent expert. Tell me I’m lying more…I beg you.

          Talk about pompous…you’ve gone from quoting CATO now to just insulting drivel.

          Hope you had a nice weekend and that you didn’t suffer any more losses this weekend from the socialist-liberal government who tortures you so much.

        • #3116868

          Hey Max!

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to You’re a joke!

          Now you see why I stopped replying to his baited posts. He just wants someone to argue with. Just ignore him. He may not go away, but it’ll lower your blood pressure. I feel for you. I tried and tried to reason with his ignorance, but it doesn’t work. You can lead a horse’s arse to water but you can’t make it think!

        • #3116844

          glad you could comment

          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          on me.

          I promised TR in referring to you:

          “I won’t address you in any way from now on…until the point you make roundabout comments involving me or my comments.”

          I even kept my thoughts to myself about you in here.

          That was 10/5/2005.

          Guess you are the one that wants to argue with me.

          You made it 29 days. Way to go. Glad you could prove me right again by breaking the peace.

          Have a nice day.

        • #3137849

          Who’s baiting whom?

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          My blood-pressure is just fine. But thanks for your concern.

          I love debating with these idiots, not because I think I’ll change any minds or anything like that, and I don’t do it to prove anything to myself or to the idiots — idiots like jck, that is.

          I do it so they show the rest of the world, the ones reading their crap, just how moronic they really are. And in jck’s case. He’s doing a great job showing everybody just how much of a moron he really is. And now he’s related to some guy he saw in the movies!

          I actually get a kick out of it. And it’s so damned easy.

        • #3137610


          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I’m not the person stupid or arrogant enough to assume I am omnipotent about other peoples’ lineages.

          Have a nice weekend, tuilli…

        • #3136230

          As a bonafide wearer of the Grant tartan I assume………………..

          by sleepin’dawg ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          The clan tartan for Crawfords and swill is the McFarten tartan???

          [b]Dawg[/b] ]:)

        • #3136229

          You know about jck

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          He is very good at putting out flame bait. He could be called a Master Baiter. 🙂

        • #3136198

          Tom, that’s brilliant!

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I thought I would die!

        • #3136194

          Tom that was good…

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          but wouldn’t that make him “JCK off” ??? :^O

        • #3136184

          As a bona fide wearer of the Royal Stuart Tartan…

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I’d say its nice to know your ancestors and be proud of your heritage, but it doesn’t necessarily grant you powers of insight into history.

          If I know something about Scottish history, its from reading, not because of oral history passed through 6 centuries. And if I know anything about the period of William Wallace, its that while many have a romantic view of what went on, something that plays well on film, “real” history is often more complicated. There were clans who backed the english, clans who backed Wallace, clans who switched allegiances.

          Scottish history isn’t as simple as “blame the english” as the scots made plenty of mistakes on their own, and every “english” plot had scottish backers. And there was enough backstabbing between scots to make the english blush.

          I highly recommend “How Scots Invented the Modern World”

          Its a little later in time period but a fascinating read nontheless.

          BTW I don’t think having an affiliation with royals makes me better than anyone – for many I am sure its a black mark(but we aren’t related in any way to the current British royalty really). But it makes for interesting watching when you see movies like Cromwell depict your ancesters…..


        • #3136180

          Regarding jck

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          He may be a “JCK Off” as Surflover says, but he is most certainly a wanker!!

        • #3136166

          Hey wait a minute Tom

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I said your comment that he’s a master baiter := JCK off :^O

        • #3136063


          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          A few hundred years ago, A relative of mine was a pirate! (no joshing, my aunt did all the history back about 800 years).

          That means I can rape and pillage as I see fit! Woo woo! ]:)

          Oh wait, would that make me a Democrat? :^O

        • #3136514

          JD: Just a little tip…

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          Get the order right!

          Rape, then pillage and [b]then[/b] burn!

        • #3136504

          Thanks Neil

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          Never been in the shoes of a Democrat before, and I would hate to get that order backwards.

          What is your guess on jck? Over the deepend or just throwing out flamebait?

        • #3136857

          yeah yeah yeah

          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          And…for more laughs for you:

          Even tho my given name isn’t Jack, my parents almost called me “Jack”…so…that would have made your “jck off” even more prolific.

          As for Scottish history, I know all about it. I’ve studied it and my other lineages since I was in 6th grade, when my social studies teacher Mrs. Howry introduced us to genealogy research.

          I know how much b.s. Braveheart was, for the most part. It especially cast Robert the Bruce in a bad light, when he was really the one who probably worked hardest for Scottish independence, including his working to get the Scottish throne from the Balliols and Cymans (sp?), who tended to side with the English throne.

          Wallace was kind of the spark in the fire as sort of a guerilla fighter, but Robert the Bruce was the one who fought for years to gain the throne and free the people of Scotland.

          Anyways, yes…I’m master baiter…jck off…King Swill…and…I’m Scottish (in lineage), dammit!! 🙂

          Anyone wanna shake hands??? ]:)

        • #3136848


          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          it’s alright…you can flame me…I’m used to it…been in flame wars on the Internet since it was a dialup update service at the university I attended in 1989.

          btw…if you want, I’ll let you use an old asbestos suit I have…rent is only $250 plus ya gotta sign a waiver…but, I assure you…it is TOTALLY safe, as far as I know *cough cough cough hack cough*… ]:)

          So…should I start talking about football here???? 🙂

        • #3136842

          And as a bona fide wearer of the Elliott tartan

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          can I just say how pleased I am to be in the Tech Republic clan!

          Now, who’s going to design the TR Tartan? Anyone still got any latin out there? We need a good bit of latin for the Coat of Arms – oooh! and we need a Coat of Arms, too…..

          Any volunteers?

          If you need inspiration……

          (for those of you who are inquisitive, double L and double T….and from the side of the family that tried to murder Mary Queen of Scots on her way to take the English throne….bloody sassenachs….!)



        • #3136773

          jck, an admission?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          First, asking if you mean what your posting or just intentionally posting flame bait is not flaming you. I will leave that to Max to do. I am much to civilized! B-)

          Your admission that you have said suit, is that admitting that this is what your game has been lately? A stirrer of the pot? Throwing stones at the hornets nest to see what you can get buzzing?

          From some of your posts, and esp the ones of saying kids don’t need morals or ethics, there is just no other logical explanation?

          Got your number there, big fella.

        • #3136719


          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          a) for Max to presume he knows more of my ancestry was an insult. I’m sorry if it just seemed like a flame to you, but I take it like you’d take someone telling you that your kids weren’t yours.

          b) I gave you explanation in the other thread, since you didn’t understand the context I put it in.

          Sorry I don’t get to you as quick as you might like, but I had a medical appointment on Friday and I’m working on 4 projects at once now. Sorry I don’t have expeditious replies for you, but I do have a life and have medical treatment. I am human.

        • #3136708

          I have a Grade 6 Latin ‘O’ level

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          My favourite Latin motto. Probably belongs in the Literate thread, though…

          Abutebaris modo subjunctivo denuo

          (You’ve been misusing the subjunctive again)

        • #3136705


          by jck ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          You’d get along with my father. He had to study Latin as a child for several years. He’ll sometime even spout off Latin on occassion, as well as the Danish and Norwegian his mother taught him.

          I never got into Latin, other than the stuff on money…was an honors Spanish student though, and have picked up a little Russian, Japanese, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, German and Dutch along the way.

          Oh well…guess I’m absurd for not learning Latin either.

          Slan agat.

        • #3136704

          No I haven’t

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I was using yours, mine is in the cleaners….


        • #3136703

          GG – Yay!

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          Cracking answer!

          😀 😀

        • #3136626

          Scots and Tartans

          by montgomery gator ·

          In reply to Hey Max!

          I am afraid that I am not entitled to a Tartan. My Scots ancestors (Dalrymple, Earl of Stair) were Lowland Scots, and did not wear tartans. They did fun things like help unite Scotland and England to form the United Kingdom and support William III over James II, and help put down Jacobite rebellions.


      • #3136181


        by cuteelf ·

        In reply to I think we need some sort of face-to-face

        You just wanna see the girls mud wrestling.

        Tsk tsk. 🙂


        • #3136171

          Mud, custard, spaghetti, pea soup (cold), whipped cream…

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Neil..

          Damn! The list is both endless and wonderfully stimulating! I’m off home for a cold shower…


        • #3136165

          I DO I DO !!!!

          by surflover ·

          In reply to Neil..


    • #3114581

      Oh my gosh!

      by itgirli ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      You like me! You really like me!
      I’ve never felt so honored!

      You guys are swell! I think I’m going to tear up.

      and yes, zlito, you can be jester.

      GG can keep her claim as queen, I think “Empress” outranks “queen”, so I will settle for that.

      Let’s have a party to celebrate!

      • #3114574


        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Oh my gosh!


        Did I tell you or what? 😀

        • #3114564

          You did!

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to Girli

          I feel all warm inside.
          (though, it may be from my cup of tea)

      • #3116895

        ok ur the new empress

        by rolloverman ·

        In reply to Oh my gosh!

        ok u can have that title now ill be the road warrior for ur highness ill be back in 6 month from my duties chasing the women and bringing home the loot but one question?? ok can i have the keys to my tractor have a load for washington

    • #3116980

      No pix – how incredibly cool

      by dc guy ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      We just elected somebody “queen” without even knowing what she looks like. That is really stupendous. I’m starting to like this millennium.

    • #3116914

      What a difference a month can make….

      by acp2g ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      ITGirli was hounded and hounding others under the “Why is IT nearly all male”, and now she’s being voted in as Queen!

      GO ITGIRLI!!!

      • #3116897

        itgirl is crown Empress

        by rolloverman ·

        In reply to What a difference a month can make….

        now for her duties hehehehehehehe lol

        • #3116865

          Thank You All!

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to itgirl is crown Empress

          This is truly an honor and I will do my best to uphold all that is sacred in my empire. Thank you.

        • #3137619

          It is nice

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Thank You All!

          to know that your wanted and respected, for doing nothing more than being yourself.


        • #3136542


          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Thank You All!

          You had better edit the above post after all the English didn’t tolerate any attempts to dethrone their Monarchs and they punished severely those who even accepted the throne before the previous incumbent was removed. They invented Drawing & Quartering and other punishments like that so I would be very careful. :p

          Neil has already stood her up and is now in hiding to save his life and OZ has made an offer that was misunderstood by Her Highness and we can all see where he is can’t we? 🙂

          I would edit any posting that you have made here declining the position out of a sense of Self Preservation as GG just may get a Tad upset and decide to punish you for the way that you have accepted this nomination. If you strike her at the wrong time of the month, you know the time when M$ roll out their latest patches and they break more than they fix you could be in big trouble. :^O

          Col ]:)

        • #3136506

          Tell you, Colin

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to ITgirli

          I’m only posting from Internet cafes and my house is up for sale.

          My real worry is that she’ll find herself a cannon, sail up the Thames and take out the offices where I work.


        • #3136502


          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Tell you, Colin

          I could help!

          After all, it is in my blood!

          Avast ye matie! Walking the plank is too good for the likes of ye! 😀

        • #3136347

          Well Neil think of it this way

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Tell you, Colin

          It could be worse you could have showed up drink instead of just standing Her Majesty up at least you have a fighting chance of surviving as her troops have to find you. 🙂

          Personally I’d be asking for a transfer to India to the new Outsourcing Station that your company has opened there or better still just change your name and jobs so you become invisible. :^O

          Good luck in surviving. :p

          Have you noticed that OZ has disappeared since the misunderstanding occurred? I think you’ll find GG has already got him. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #3136850

          Just look out of the window, pal

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Tell you, Colin

          YOO HOO!!!

          Like my cannon???



        • #3136768

          I would so love

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          to see you in a pirate suit! Woo Woo!

          You have read my credentials, do I get the position?

          (and this is my bucken’ nose too! got to love that joke! bucken ears! BAWAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAHAAAAAA! )

        • #3136757

          Pirate Suit?

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          She would be in full Military Uniform being the Queen that is her right.

          All that gold braid and medals pined to her chest it would be a really impressive sight!

          Col ]:)

        • #3136746

          ok jd, you got the job!

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          but I had to ditch the pirate suit, sorry. The suspenders kept getting caught in the rigging, and the seamed stockings got ripped on the nav aerial….

          Next best thing I can offer is the Prince Charming costume I wore in panto when playing principal boy….

          and no, you are DEFINITELY not seeing the photos of that before you ask!!

          How are you at tieing up? oh, I mean tieing knots? no, oh, I mean….. strapping things….nope…wrapping….hell, I’ll stop right here….




        • #3136744

          No no no

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          don’t you watch the movies?!?!

          The queen of the seas always has a hot sea wench outfit on!

        • #3136724

          oh, I think I could do that, too

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          providing I could find somewhere to stash a pair of six-pounders…..



        • #3136721

          oh my

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          [b]GOD![/b] :O

        • #3136714

          Principal Boy costume

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          GG. Trust me, the concept of the British Panto may not have traveled across to the wilds of Michigan.

          JD, allow me to translate. The British Pantomime is a traditional Christmas theatre show mainly aimed at children and based on fairy tales such as Cinderella and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

          In, for example, Cinderella, Cinders (our heroine) will be played by some sweet young blonde actress taking time off from a TV soap. Prince Charming (our hero and Principal Boy), I would have expected to be a taller young actress taking time off from a TV soap. The difference is in the clothes! The Principal Boy’s costume is usually fairly skimpy, showing plenty of leg above knee – or thigh-length boots (pantomime is not generally known for its “political correctness”!)

          OK. Back to your own imagination, now.

        • #3136707

          Thanks Neil

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          I had forgotten the great big cultural divide which would exist on that one! – oh well, at least it stopped him from thinking I was Adam Ant singing Prince Charming, at any rate!

          And you’ve obviously already seen the photos, you knew I was wearing thigh high boots….!


        • #3136619

          But what if I like the visual

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          of you singing “Stand and deliver” or “Beat my guest”? ;\

          Hey, it works for me!

        • #3137471

          JD: Whatever turns you on

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          and it seems like anything does!


        • #3137457

          Neil, these days

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Just look out of the window, pal

          walking through a drafty room and I have to change my pants…… :O

          This whole months at a time without SOME is “bloody hell”! B-)

        • #3136868


          by itgirli ·

          In reply to ITgirli

          GG and I have spoken. We are willing to share the rulership in our respective kingdoms and I believe we are both willing to accept dual citizenship. Thanks!

          And where HAS Oz gotten off to these days? I miss his semi-witty banter.

        • #3136860

          I have him…..

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Col,

          he’s in the dungeons in the bottom of my castle, all tied up with chains (steady, jd!) and is just about ready to be whipped (I said STEADY, jd!)

          He hasn’t begged for mercy yet, but he will, he will…… 😀

          As for NeilB, I know where he is…..he is the next to the Tower, and then, off with his………head ….. ]:)

          Col, you may wish to stir as much as you like! The joint rulers of TR will not be divided!

          (you didn’t really think we’d battle it out on the boards, did you? A pm each was all it took, we had this sorted last week! Typical fella, late to the party – again!)

          Empress – want me to pass the whip?


        • #3136837


          by itgirli ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          I always enjoy a good lashing.

        • #3136767

          Hey don’t blame me

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          I’m currently only getting newsletters from TR and about once a week I get all the discussions that I’ve participated in the last lot was last Wednesday and there where 46 Posting e-mails as well as Answers to the T Q & A Section and the usual Newsletters. 🙁

          It’s hard to keep track of everything that I’ve been in when this is happening but I was obviously unaware that both you and ITgirli had come to an arrangement. I wonder just how long that will last. :^O

          I hear that ITgirli just hates those Panted People from the Hills so she’s only buttering you up for her own benefit and will stick the knife in the back while you’re not looking and least expect it. :p

          Anyway I’m going to bed and getting some sleep it’s already Tuesday and I have to be on-site by 6 AM today. 🙁

          Well I have about time for 3 hours sleep. 🙂

          Col ]:)

        • #3136766

          whine whine whine

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          no fair, oz gets all the fun…… 🙁

        • #3136765

          Deleted from double posting

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I have him…..


        • #3136764

          There you go……

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          One cat o’ nine tails, all cleaned up, taken the bloodstains off the handle, so it’s all yours….

          Want the feather duster for the excrutiatingly ticklish torture too?

          (grief, I’d hate to say that when drunk…..!)



          (ok, how many seconds before jd posts something about tongue-lashing???)

        • #3136760


          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          Did you sharpen the hooks on the end of the Cat of Nine to tear the flesh off the bones?

          Col ]:)

        • #3136756

          Naturally Col

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          – there would have been no “point” otherwise….


          sorry, couldn’t resist!

          Hey, I’ve always wanted to do this – – – –

          COL! GO TO BED!!! ]:)



        • #3136738


          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          wow, I caught myself!

          That one would have gotten this thread pulled for sure! I almost hit the submit button too!

          Lets just say it had to do with tickling, and belly buttons, the long way…..


        • #3136730

          I just noticed

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          that mambo hasn’t shown his face in this discussion yet!

          How can this be?

          Is he well?

          Somebody check to make sure he didn’t fall down in the tub or something! :p

          Oh, he has to be a pretty shade of crimson by now……

        • #3136710


          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          I seem to recollect a post from him saying he was away for a while. Then again, it could just be another acid flashback from my hippy days…

        • #3136706

          The Crimson Pirate

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          (hey, that’s great for the blushing cavalier, DMambo!)

          He’s on vacation till next week, methinks.

          Can we arrange for the installation of a webcam while he’s away please? Reading through this little lot should have him beamingly full to the brim with redness!!



        • #3117855

          Typical Fella?

          by bchs3 ·

          In reply to I have him…..

          You’re the teaser and I’m the pleaser, IMHO!

    • #3137476

      Info on Regal titles for ITGirli

      by jck ·

      In reply to Everyone Vote to make ITgirl the next queen in IT

      Two cents for your proposed throne:

      Queen would be more powerful. King or Queen is always lone ruler over an entire kingdom/nation-state.

      Emperor/Empress is someone who normally rules over a unified empire, but has sometimes been the case that empires have more than one emperial rule, such as the Roman Empire when it had 2 emperors.

      Queen would be most powerful historically, being as you do not see multiple ruling queens over a nation-state.

      Regals never split their supreme power like emperials do and have.

      You should be “Ard Rigan an TR” if you want highest title…shamrock-stylie.

      btw…it isn’t derrogatory, so don’t go off.

      If you don’t believe me, ask ShellBot to tell you what it means…

      • #3137452

        Thank you

        by itgirli ·

        In reply to Info on Regal titles for ITGirli

        I know what it means. I speak a little. I’m teaching myself, though, so my pronunciation is horrible. I have a handy translation guide.

        And thank you for a non-derrogatory post. you’re swell, swill. 😉

        • #3137266


          by jck ·

          In reply to Thank you

          I’m not a bad guy, and sometimes I can be helpful…despite what people think.

          My friends back in my hometown call me “the human encyclopedia of useless knowledge”, because I tend to remember weird facts better than pertinent information.

          BTW, there’s a good book series for learning Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Manx Gaelic by the same publisher. If you want the URL, I’ll send it to you.

          I’ve taught myself mostly, but it’s helpful having friends in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary, Kerry, and in Belfast…although, I speak more Irish Gaelic than my friend in Belfast…hahaha 🙂

          Slan go foill

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