Z has laid the smackdown on me plenty of times. I dont think I deserved them all and I've told him so (in private), but it's really not THAT big of a deal.
As far as the Farewell Posts go, I think they're stupid. If you want to leave, just leeeeave. But I think people write them for the same reason people cant stand not getting the last word in an internet argument, which is the same reason people argue on the internet in the first place: Fear of Public Humiliation. I've had my posts deleted a bunch of times and I've been banned several times too. It feels like you're 8 years old and the teacher has just put you in your place in front of the whole class and you cant have anything to say in your own defense. I'll admit it, it IS humiliating, and I can see why someone wouldnt want to go out like that. But you know what looks worse? Whining and crying like a l'il bitch on your way out.
Take your lumps like a man, or get fed up and exit. Quietly.
SIDE NOTE: As far as Farewell Posts go, that one was pretty weak. I like the ones demanding freedom of speech & crying "COMMUNISM~!" and impling that everyone who posts on a messageboard is a loser anyway, EXCEPT the person writing said post of course. And even better are the ones who try to start a revolt with the "And I know I'm not the only one who feels this way! Who's with me?!?!?!?!" and whatnot.
Originally posted by RYDER FAKINDoes anyone else check into a hotel and - instead of the Bible, check the phone book? For Jenny? Or maybe just dial (area code) 867-5309?
They did this on CBC Radio (Definitely Not the Opera) Sook-Yin Lee's show
For film nerds - she is the main actress in Shortbus
Which caused a stir because the CBC got all indignant that you could see the naked bits of one of their radio stars at which point the country practically in unison said "You hired someone that we would WANT to see the naked bits of and put her on the RADIO. What kind of idiots are you? Oh right you're funded with our tax dollars and run by civil servants. Never mind."
You forgot her time on MuchMusic... what was it, The Wedge? So at least we got to see her elsewhere.
Yes, I was thinking of going back and editing to mention her time as a MuchMusic V-J. Further reinforces the point though that the CBC hires someone photogenic and puts her on the RADIO!
Also she has at least one album out there. I have it (somewhere) because it has Chester Brown's art on it. I had him sign it the same time as I got him to sign two Louis Riel hardcovers. One for me and for my Dad.
Zed has never really laid the smackdown on me (that I have noticed), but then I mock myself so much that him agreeing with me doesn't really register much.
And this thread is really veering dangerously off-topic innit?
I'd blame Flea if I knew what the hell he was talking about half the time.
But while you can be kind of annoying sometimes (and really, how do you reccomend this place for somebody? "Hey man, you got to check it out, some guy who used to transcribe Glacier matches will TOTALLY rip on you!") at least you have a sense of humor about it and can take a joke.
Given how long it's been since you regularly did recaps (ECW notwithstanding), I do wonder what kind of new visitors the place gets. Do they even know about "the slash" or "I get letters" or anything from days gone by?
Originally posted by odessasteps Given how long it's been since you regularly did recaps (ECW notwithstanding), I do wonder what kind of new visitors the place gets. Do they even know about "the slash" or "I get letters" or anything from days gone by?
Originally posted by AlexThey're probably just here for the Torrie Wilson nudie pics.
Really? In which thread are they located? I mean yeah, you got that right!
Yeah, it should, but we don't live in Shouldland! Ah, Shouldland, where clean-cut kids cruise Shouldland Boulevard, and the Shouldland High football team gets their optimistic asses kicked by their crosstown rival, Reality Check Tech.
Someone posted in the RIP thread that it would be nice if maybe the porn line could be replaced with an RIP message like on the old slash site. I just figured it was less likely to get lost if posted here than in the middle of the huge thread on Curt.