1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Random Rants LXVI: NO, **YOUR** THREAD TITLES SUCK!!

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Leonel, Oct 27, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    26,560
    My upthread <nvm> comment was something pretty negative about that joke but I decided to just ignore it. I know it's meant in jest but it wasn't funny to me.
     
  2. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    7,724
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Norway. You'll never leave
    I know there's several forum users whom have passed away. Wasn't trying to poke fun of that in any way, I didn't intend that connection at all. Just bantering and whatnot. Still, I'm sorry if it upset anybody.
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    47,108
    Location:
    US of A

    Not very many of them any more.
     
  4. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2002
    Messages:
    23,574
    Location:
    California
    First cold of the new year!
     
  5. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    22,564
    The coldest day of the season coincided with the water heater being broken... and then the heater breaking as well.

    3 days into the new year and I am already pretty done with it.

    At least I didn't have my night sweats!
     
  6. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    52,461
    Location:
    up yours.
    I dropped by a friend's place once and found out this friend has his own Minecraft server and had pasted together several A4 pages to form an A2-sized map of them. With different colours for each player's holdings. If you can catch a flight then you can show the wife how you're comparatively sane.
    Success!
    Don't worry, I hope you noticed I was posting in Swedish at you.
    *spreads hands*
     
  7. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    7,488
    My utility knife seems to have gone kaput.
     
  8. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    22,564
    You can now utilize it as a paperweight!
     
  9. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    7,488
    It's a Craftsman. Does anyone happen to know whether Sears still honors a lifetime guarantee on Craftsman hand tools?

    I don't think it would be heavy enough to serve as an effective paperweight. In the rare occasions when I do need a paperweight, I just use a heavy book.
     
  10. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    25,604
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Sears has a pretty bad reputation these days, but there's no reason you can't contact their customer service department and ask.
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    47,108
    Location:
    US of A
    Craftsman non-powered tools have a lifetime warranty.
     
  12. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    25,604
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Two issues.

    1. There was a fire alarm in my building today (happened in the middle of one of my posts here). No idea why, the fire department came, investigated, finally turned off the alarm, and left. I hope we're not getting another round of false alarms (not that I want a real fire).

    2. I've been emailing with my aunt (mom's sister). I mentioned NaNoWriMo, and now she wants to read my stories.

    Problem: My aunt is very religious. My stories are in the science fiction and fantasy RPG genres. The SF stories contain a lot of swearing (enough that I can't post them on CFC), and references to out-of-wedlock sex and procreation (don't blame me; it's fanfiction based on the books by F.M. Busby, and he's the one who decided all this; I'm just writing the stuff that is a logical extrapolation of "what happened before/next/much later").

    As for the RPG stories, I'm sure my aunt would just love reading about characters who are very sincere, faithful pantheists who see nothing wrong with marching into a room and killing people or monsters if that's what it takes to get the treasure. And that's with me modifying the original authors' more mercenary outlook on the characters.

    I'm going to have to write something else, that's not so... "not what my aunt wouldn't like."

    Time to dust off that Fuzzy Knights story I was working on, maybe. She might go for a story about sentient plush toys, if I don't have any killing going on. The only other story on the go is a crossover between The Handmaid's Tale and Sliders, and I'm fairly sure that would go over like a lead balloon.

    :undecide:
     
  13. dusters

    dusters Emperor

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,213
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Latvia, EU
    I guess she would know that Shakespeare had a lot of extramarital affairs and killing going on. It is just how drama or realistic stories are written. Fairytales without killing usually don't exist either.
     
  14. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    25,604
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Sorry, I'm not sure how Shakespeare fits into this. :confused:

    Fairytales - at least the ones by Grimm and/or Hans Christensen Andersen - are the stuff of nightmares. There's one of them that made me scared to death of mud puddles for a couple of years.
     
  15. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    10,826
    Location:
    Nightvale, US
    Ah, but that's historical! It's not the same thing.
     
  16. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    25,604
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    I'm still not sure what Shakespeare has to do with this. :confused: I haven't written anything based on Shakespeare other than essays in high school and college, and a couple of sonnets in my high school creative writing class. That was almost 40 years ago.

    Dusters, I wonder if you might have associated The Handmaid's Tale with Shakespeare, when it's really Chaucer you meant?

    Either way, it's incorrect. The Handmaid's Tale is by Margaret Atwood, and it's a near-future dystopian novel depicting life in the eastern U.S. under a really bizarre theocratic government.

    Not-so-fun fact: There's a TV series based on the novel, coming to Hulu this year (not sure about the start date). This has me absolutely fuming, because Canadians have no legal way to access Hulu. WTF was Margaret Atwood THINKING, to agree to this? Money must have talked, since respect for her Canadian fans obviously didn't. :mad:
     
  17. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    Messages:
    15,677
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Heart of Etheria
    Shakespeare has to do with this that, as The Big Name in English literature of all time, it is assumed your aunt has some familiarity for it. This is my take, at least. I dont think authorship of your sources was ever in the minds of dusters or tolni when writing their posts.
     
  18. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    7,724
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Norway. You'll never leave
    Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare tho #mythbusting
     
  19. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2005
    Messages:
    51,539
    Location:
    Stamford Bridge
    The last error report I got from a user (via my supervisor)

    "There were a bunch of errors. Can this be fixed?" With no further mention or description of the errors.

    I forwarded this to my supervisor and said it was the first facepalm of the year. He doesn't seem to understand.

    I am surrounded by idiots
     
  20. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    33,369
    Location:
    DE/NL/FR
    Means you're a smart guy ;).
    (we need a facepalm smiley ^^)


    What a day...(and not yet over)
    At lunch time one of my best friends told me she'll move away at the end of the month.
    While not a surprise, now it's clear and there's a date.
    I need to move myself probably soon too, and that doesn't help.
    The whole situation makes me already feel rather sad.

    And now...yesterday the girl I recently asked out mentioned that they might have dinner tomorrow with a bunch of people.
    Normally I don't join for dinners, because I normally don't cook myself, and therefore there's no chance that I'll reciprocate this favour (that's just how I feel). But last time I promised that I'll join (although she doesn't seem to remember), so I thought I might.
    Today she told a few more people (apparently there's a ton of food).
    She was talking to one of my other colleagues that if he comes, that he then shouldn't make a joke to one of the guys about something we recently had a discussion about, because it's the guy she's currently dating.
    Yeah, great. I'm fine with getting rejected (okay, not really, but I can deal with it), but why do you invite me to something where the guy is present, who's apparently better than me? Why?
    (obviously I'll definitely not join)
    -> I'm not feeling great right now.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page