I enjoy the talk here, I look forward with intense anticipation to the Fair Food posts of the year (my wife and I have been talking about it from time to time for a couple weeks now), and it has affected my life by taking up a few minutes every darn day. It's one of only 4 sites I visit every day no matter what.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift
I hear about awesome concerts coming to Regina/Saskatoon from KJames199, and ekedolphin passive aggressively introduced me to the Order of the Stick from his signature. Sorry James, but as much as I loved Modest Mouse, it did NOT involve Thog dressed as a leprechaun.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.
I've always felt this is the best message board that I visit. It's the most civil, most intelligent, and least cluttered board that I frequent. I probably lurk here more than I post, but I think that isn't a bad thing here.
This board gives me a few moments of enjoyment with civil strangers on a daily basis.
This and the Something Awful boards are the only message boards, I visit regularily, and this is the only one I post to semifrequently. I enjoy a majority of the conversation here, and think that of all the message board communities I've been a part of, this is one of the most well spoken and mature. Which is hard to believe sometimes, I know.
This is also where Jeb Lund picked me up for Online Onslaught, which would be a lot cooler a story if Rick Scaia ever paid me anything.
When I first came on this forum (oh god, was it really 6 1/2 years ago?) the only other place online where I had commented was on Fark. I made some very stupid comments that I regret. Had some run-ins with the management, got some posts deleted (though I don't think I've ever received a temporary ban - yet), and got pretty annoyed about them.
Then at some point I figured out how stupid I was being. If I didn't want to play by the rules of posting here, I could just stop posting. There's been many a time where I started writing a post, got partway through it, and realized that it couldn't figure out how to say what I wanted to say, or what I was saying wasn't any good, or was pointless. And then I hit the back button because I knew that best case scenario was CRZ making fun of my comment, and worst case was a ban.
In turn I find myself getting quite annoyed with the people who don't follow the unwritten rules of this board. So I guess the cycle is complete.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
"Cocktail hour" a couple hours before the meal. No actual cocktails are consumed (no one in the family is a heavy drinker, and one of us is in AA), but plenty of cheese, crackers, pepperoni, and such is passed around.