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I've got two, namely

That Doom feature in Wax Poetics was interesting. He was all like, "I'm just a regular guy

which I thought was too boring to post, and

GOD CUTTY WHY DON'T YOU QUIT

which was supposed to be a funny post on the lose weight thread, but I thought it might be interpreted as serious.

See also:

I keep deleting my posts before I post them!

bamcquern, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:20 (nine years ago) link

yeah they're mostly me telling people off and i'm not going to post them here--i just write them out to feel better and then delete

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:20 (nine years ago) link

I have posts I have second thoughts about posting in a posts you decided not to post thread!

new clusterfuck thread will eventually provide me a funny display name (sarahel), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Oh, you should post them here.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:22 (nine years ago) link

"#^&*$$%&*"

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:22 (nine years ago) link

out of context: "searches for 'crepey' and 'ban' have provided me more than enough fodder"

new clusterfuck thread will eventually provide me a funny display name (sarahel), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:23 (nine years ago) link

now I'm having second thoughts about posting that ...

new clusterfuck thread will eventually provide me a funny display name (sarahel), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:24 (nine years ago) link

this is the turd (this is the turd) that the lord hath made (that the lord hath made)
i will rejoice (i will rejoice) and be glad in it (and be glad in it)

and imagine fozzy bear singing the parentheticals.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) link

That phrase is interesting because it adjusts the emphasis so the sentence is more iambic. But it would have to because

bamcquern, Friday, 18 September 2009 18:45 (nine years ago) link

I think I have second thoughts more than actual posts. I keep closing my window.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 18 September 2009 18:54 (nine years ago) link

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1834/unabomberfbi.gif
unabiden

bamcquern, Saturday, 19 September 2009 00:04 (nine years ago) link

lol

my display name is an honor student at ilx high school (sarahel), Saturday, 19 September 2009 00:06 (nine years ago) link

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4135/0000046701350.jpg

bamcquern, Sunday, 20 September 2009 15:54 (nine years ago) link

wotta comedian

bamcquern, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 01:19 (nine years ago) link

Ew!

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 23 September 2009 01:21 (nine years ago) link

Dammit, I did not need to see that.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 23 September 2009 01:22 (nine years ago) link

Just realized there's a typo on the thread title.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 02:12 (nine years ago) link

Which is fitting.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 23 September 2009 02:12 (nine years ago) link

Maybe, I've got no speakers hooked up right now.

bamcquern, Friday, 25 September 2009 14:40 (nine years ago) link

I think you're all naive.

Timing of joke off. And

Doesn't seem passive aggressive.

bamcquern, Friday, 25 September 2009 22:24 (nine years ago) link

i was gonna post on that glenn beck thread that i wished glenn beck would die, but then i kept thinking about how mean that is. plus, i may have already posted that on the glenn beck thread in the past.

scott seward, Friday, 25 September 2009 22:30 (nine years ago) link

I'm about to call my mother to ask her about Glenn Beck. I know she has his Christmas book, but I just want to know. She's a smart lady.

bamcquern, Friday, 25 September 2009 22:42 (nine years ago) link

I was gonna post on the '"500 Days of Summer" thread that I thought it would make a good back story for Cobra Commander, but I didn't feel like searching for the thread, coz what if someone already made the comment? I'd have to do 'edit' 'find' 'cobra', and display all posts. So, I posted it on facebook anyway.

(bracket name) (jel --), Friday, 25 September 2009 22:54 (nine years ago) link

I bet no one made that joke, but, wait, are they both played by the same actor or something? Because if so, maybe someone did.

bamcquern, Friday, 25 September 2009 22:56 (nine years ago) link

As ilxors we should just collectively stop discussing hype.

bamcquern, Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:39 (nine years ago) link

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxpost- He might not have been an artist.

bamcquern, Saturday, 26 September 2009 16:12 (nine years ago) link

Why does this old thread consistently make it onto most read threads?

bamcquern, Saturday, 26 September 2009 17:43 (nine years ago) link

Everyone voting Ob-la-di Ob-la-da secretly hates retarded people

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tvsquad.com/media/2007/10/corky.jpg

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:05 (nine years ago) link

i was gonna post on that glenn beck thread that i wished glenn beck would die, but then i kept thinking about how mean that is. plus, i may have already posted that on the glenn beck thread in the past.

― scott seward, Friday, September 25, 2009 3:30 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

omar little, Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:06 (nine years ago) link

although my "plus" would have been, "that would just make him a martyr for assholes."

omar little, Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:07 (nine years ago) link

If this becomes a thread connection, I will probably not post it

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# Posts you had second thought about and decided not to post - put them here [Started by bamcquern in September 2009, last updated 7 minutes ago by omar little on I Love Everything] 19 new answers
# Baltimore [Started by barf bag special (mistymartinez) in October 2005, last updated 7 minutes ago by steamed hams (harbl) on All Noise Dude Summertime Fun Board and Pickle Bar] 4 new answers
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should probably be practising shorthand (country matters), Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:16 (nine years ago) link

11. barely able to driver's head above steering wheel

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:19 (nine years ago) link

barely able to see

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Sunday, 27 September 2009 01:19 (nine years ago) link

I have been thinking it is October for a few days now.

bamcquern, Sunday, 27 September 2009 02:38 (nine years ago) link

why is that thread constantly in the most read threads list?

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Sunday, 27 September 2009 03:10 (nine years ago) link

I don't know? It's got a woman in the title, but it's two years old and the reads are on-site reads. It doesn't make sense. The simpsons porn one only partly makes sense, but a lot of those reads are site reads too. Wait, I get that one, because it persists because of the most read threads page working in concert with google hits. But the other one with the girl I just don't get, unless it's a lesser version of the same phenomenon.

bamcquern, Sunday, 27 September 2009 03:13 (nine years ago) link

i just wonder if it's some quirk in the system. it's always there.

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Sunday, 27 September 2009 03:30 (nine years ago) link

Those famous Unabomber types

Niles Caulder, Monday, 28 September 2009 03:48 (nine years ago) link

oh, this is actually not a thread about the suggest ban system

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 01:35 (nine years ago) link

I have had it up to here waiting for the Fingerhut catalogue to be remastered.

I ♠ my display name (sarahel), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 02:24 (nine years ago) link

Fact: www.dhmo.org is a website dedicated to that stupid joke your chemistry teacher makes in high school about dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) being the most abundant, potentially dangerous chemical in the world.

Fact: according to double top-secret web analytics I saw for epa.g0v today, the number two referrer to EPA's website in the past 3 months was www.dhmo.org, and it's been in the top 5 for the past year.

smell the reality of coffee (Z S), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 02:28 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

i wish this thread was locked because i totally feel like this now.

sarahel, Monday, 9 November 2009 20:44 (nine years ago) link

like what

TGAAPQ (Mr. Que), Monday, 9 November 2009 20:44 (nine years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/8351405.stm

Mark G, Monday, 9 November 2009 20:45 (nine years ago) link

xp - like the subject of a thread i had second thoughts about posting on that was a serious clusterfuck.

sarahel, Monday, 9 November 2009 20:46 (nine years ago) link

I always have to stop myself going onto thread about bands I don't like to slag them off, as that wouldn't be doing anyone any good.

I am flesh and blood. You are software and circuitry. (chap), Monday, 9 November 2009 21:58 (nine years ago) link

yeah - i hear you on that one.

sarahel, Monday, 9 November 2009 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Becket wholeheartedly embraces language, whether in Murphy or The Unnameable. I'm not sure we're using the adverb and the noun it modifies in the same way, lol

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:01 (two weeks ago) link

That he does so reluctantly is a fairly uncontroversial statement.

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

That's judging his intentions, which have no interest in doing. Spare prose bespeaks an embrace of language.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:03 (two weeks ago) link

i.e. you love English/French enough to respect minimalism.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

No, it stems from the prose itself. The terror-stricken struggle with language is there at every step.

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

He speaks of writing as an 'obligation' to express.

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) link

fwiw I always got him confused with that comedian

sarahell, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, but Beckett was "performing" "Samuel Beckett" in a lot of his writing. Remember, his early stuff was super-Joycean and positively besotted with word-power and language's expressive capability. His later, minimal stuff was a reaction, and he fully understood the absurdity of what he was trying to do.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

Hm. I understand your point now, but I know few writers for whom a struggle with language wasn't a terror!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

though i do wish we had threads for shows like Insecure and Dear White People ...

*AHEM*
Issa Ray's "Insecure" HBO show

I am bummed no one posts on that thread but me tbh

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:08 (two weeks ago) link

most thread here could be titled Insecure and Dear White People imo

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

lol

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

*clink*

sarahell, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't post about TM because it's like leaving a scribbled note at the foot of a mountain and besides I don't feel qualified (short version: I'm insecure and white). Then I dribbled some inadequate bollocks on the thread and am thinking I'll stick with my insecurity from now on.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:15 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, but Beckett was "performing" "Samuel Beckett" in a lot of his writing. Remember, his early stuff was super-Joycean and positively besotted with word-power and language's expressive capability. His later, minimal stuff was a reaction, and he fully understood the absurdity of what he was trying to do.

All writers perform 'themselves' on some level (and Beckett was more aware of this than most, as evidenced by the never-ending authorial chain in The Unnamable, for instance), but his early stuff is already shot through with 'great black pauses', as he says with reference to Beethoven's 7th. Its stylistic lavishness often comes across as a front, which is almost never the case in Joyce's writings.

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

Btw Alfred, you're certainly right to point out that a difficult relationship with language isn't necessarily indicative of terror or torture or tortuousness, etc. Conversely, some writers claim to loathe the ease with which they write. Whether this is made manifest in the prose (or poetry) itself varies from author to author, but I would argue that in Beckett's case it most certainly is (that said, the opposite argument has been made, and I don't think it unpersuasive!).

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:19 (two weeks ago) link

fair enough! That makes sense.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

think yer all wrong and prob wilfully so but cba needling the winkle out of the shell

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

Conversely, some writers claim to loathe the ease with which they write

aaaaaah screw these people!

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

black, white, purple

sarahell, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

aaaaaah screw these people!

cosign

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

most threads here could be titled "aaaaaah screw these people!"

sarahell, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:24 (two weeks ago) link

aaaaaah screw these people!

― jakey mo collier (voodoo chili),

John Updike is dead!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

Who are these writers that curse themselves for writing too easily? Damn their eyes.

“No it is not easy to write. It is as hard as breaking rocks. Sparks and splinters fly like shattered steel” Clarice Lispector.

Oh yeah, Updike. I imagine Paul Theroux is another.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

aaaaaah screw these people!

― jakey mo collier (voodoo chili),

John Updike is dead!

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:25 AM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah but with updike you could really tell writing came easily

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

Trump calls the El Paso gunman a “coward” while speaking to local law enforcement. “He gave up, just gave up."

— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) August 7, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

cannot

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:02 (two weeks ago) link

Re:writers and language, it makes me think of Nabokov's commentary on Lolita where he's like, "btw, I could have written this soooo much better in Russian," when most writers in English would kill to be able to write like Nabokov.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

Wow, this inspired poll idea is just what ILM needed!

breastcrawl, Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

lol speaking of petri dishes going sour

cheese canopy (map), Saturday, 10 August 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

jesus u rly are just the american _____ arent u

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

he's coming to your board
with his righteous sword
he's the american ____________________

sarahell, Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:55 (two weeks ago) link

It's like ten spoons when all you need is a trife.

Tim, Monday, 12 August 2019 18:21 (one week ago) link

One of the train operators in the UK is called Trenitalia and I'm having a hard time ignoring that name. But people would probably be Offended if I suggested it would be a great name for trans genitalia, wouldn't they?

StanM, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:00 (one week ago) link

It's a state owned Italian train company, of course. We were stupid enough to privatise ours.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:18 (one week ago) link

hey at least we are subsidising cheap train tickets for Madeleina Kay's well publicised European adventures, although it would be ideal if she could fly (off a bridge for starters!)

calzino, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:37 (one week ago) link

UK based private train operators received £3.8bn in gov subsidies last year, wonder how much of that went straight into the pockets of shareholders.

calzino, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:43 (one week ago) link

Finland is not part of Eastern Europe

Frederik B, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:15 (five days ago) link

See parenthesis.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:30 (five days ago) link

I mean, you're technically correct, but these categories are quite porous in my book. And geographically, it's mostly East of Kaliningrad, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, etc.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:33 (five days ago) link

Sure, but so is Greece. It's Northern Europe / Scandinavia, and it was a part of Sweden for far longer than it was a part of Russia. I mean, I'd ask my Finnish friend if she feels more connected to Sweden or Russia, but it would feel kinda silly, since we speak Swedish with each other.,,

Frederik B, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:45 (five days ago) link

what if you asked her in russian

rob, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:49 (five days ago) link

Before long, it shall again become a part of Sweden, god willing. The days of Finnish sovereignty are numbered, of this I promise you.

del griffith, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:49 (five days ago) link

finn de siècle

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:55 (five days ago) link

Greece is also arguably part of Eastern Europe. See: Byzantium, Orthodox Christianity, etc.

Finland is undoubtedly not Eastern European if we go by the usual taxonomy. But these things are hardly set in stone (see also: is Mexico part of North or Central America? is the Czech Republic Central or Eastern European? etc.).

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:56 (five days ago) link

it's all basque to me

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:02 (five days ago) link

On a completely unrelated note, the z isn't silent. It would have made for a solid pun otherwise.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:06 (five days ago) link

Byantium?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:18 (five days ago) link

lol, it didn't cross my mind. That particular post was in reference to something else entirely.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:20 (five days ago) link


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