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  1. woodsroad

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    The Myths, the Legends

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    I'm guessing someone got their peepee spanked rather soundly. Or, they will be heard from no more.

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    Threads That Go Poof in the Night

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRxHYHPzs7s

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    photo hosting sitescertificity.com

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    It didn't stop me from continuing to drink

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Was it better than Starcat? I heard a rumor that indeed, it was.

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    More malicious I think. It was interesting to watch of course.

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    It was a class Delta fire.

    http://rebrn.com/re/water-on-a-magnesium-fire-2632382/

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    I do not know about Starcat but it was pretty damn bad. I wanted to join Ash in drinking but was stuck in traffic, reading with an expression somewhat akin to awe at the piss and vinegar. But I will now raise a glass, or two even, to the pure venom that passed. Damn.

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    It's difficult to compare the two. Starcat was like Woodstock...today's was like Altamont.

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    I really don't remember Starcat but I do get the feeling lately some guys are itching to get run.

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    I'm glad I missed it. Altamont was horrible. Never take brown blotter acid.

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    I always miss everything. QQ

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    Sounds like I missed something remotely interesting, if short lived. I was busy watching Doc Martin.

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    Damn, what did I miss? Any hints? Any screenshots?

    Javan
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    I found it shocking in its lack of respect, civility and singular crudeness. I'm more of a skeptic/agnostic and not in the least offended by religious critiques, but last night set the bar at such a low malicious level I was embarrassed. I don't practice a religion but was shocked at some of the juvenile crude comments. There was zero tolerance or respect for an another's dignity.

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    When I got up this morning I wondered where 'that' thread had gone. Even within an hour or so of it being started it was already being overrun by crude and childish 'jokes'. I am not surprised the mods dealt with it.

    However, although I am 'religious', I have a pretty high tolerance for off-colour remarks and jokes. Instead, my overwhelming feeling was disappointment: I have always considered pipemen to be among the most thoughtful and open-hearted of people. I still believe this to be true, even if a few of us evidently do not deserve the honourable title of 'pipeman'.

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    I found it shocking in its lack of respect, civility and singular crudeness.

    my overwhelming feeling was disappointment:

    +1, Same as above but slowly turned to anger, not what I come here for. Childish, thoughtless and hateful. Added bonus of posts from a certain person who should know better after his rants on his company's social media site.

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    I missed that one!

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    The first real foul I saw (after the OP, that is ) was jackswilling calling a site sponsor a POS

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    I know what thread you must be talking about! Conspicuously missing now. I've been away for about 12-15 hours and right away it started off with some of the usual kidding. I'm religious but don't have any problem with good-natured ribbing, but apparently it went unnecessarily far beyond that last night.

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    The first real foul I saw (after the OP, that is ) was jackswilling calling a site sponsor a POS

    We are always reined in/warned about negative comments about site sponsors, I somewhat agree with this but when one chooses to join in on negativity they should be considered fair game for responses. As a site sponsor he should have avoided that thread like the plague, it was obviously going to run off the rails.

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    I haven't got the foggiest idea what this thread is about...so therefore I'm not sure why I'm commenting on it

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    I didn't start this thread in order to rehash/continue the one that was deleted.
    Let's keep it that way, please.

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    I guess that's what happens when you take a day off from the internet. Stuff happens and you get left out of it!

    For one, while I am now curious, I am happy that we have adult supervision called admin/moderators who see fit to remove offensive threads like apparently was deleted. Maybe sometimes, censorship is a correct action.

    As for site sponsors who feel its their prerogative to make personal attacks on people who believe differently than they do or who are on a different point of the political scale, I feel its up to the owner of the forum to address the issue. For my part, I address the issue by not doing business with those who don't respect my right to have a differing opinion.

    Hope that was said tactfully enough that I don't get banned...

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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    PappyMac, that is not what happened but as Woodsroad said, best left alone at this point.

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    Again, the site sponsor didn't start the mudslinging . It took a few potshots to get him going. If someone on this site called me a POS I'd open up a can of wupass too.

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    I'm not sure how deep Hippie McGee the site sponsor got into it, but by the time I left it was down to the level of making offensive statements for the sake of being deliberately offensive. Haven't really seen a lot of that around here before.

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    There seems to be a post missing......that's good.....it wasn't helping the awesomeness of Starcat memories.

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    Site sponsor didn't start the personal attacks. He did better than I would have done with them once they started.

    And yep, a post just went poof. Which is cool - it wasn't helping any awesomeness.

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    I was busy watching Doc Martin.

    First season of that is great. Martin Clunes is inherently funny in the awkward way that only post-Empire UK residents can be. Compare to Monty Python, but subtler.

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    Okay, so I'm getting a little picture of what was going on. My take, without knowing the particulars, is that PM offers more freedom than some members can responsibly handle. It's a recurring phenomenon here, and goes with the territory.

    Starcat bears no resemblance to the thread in question. Starcat may have been anarchistic and even frightening to a few of the old guard, but it wasn't mean spirited. There were no personal attacks.

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    Jesse, I'm not sure that you get the gist of my upthrusting jocular jibe here. The thread is gone. And so, like the much-fabled Starcat thread, we are now free to make of it as we wish, posterity-wise, unencumbered by whatever the facts may or may not have been.

    You may resume.

    On a similar note, however, I enjoyed my Easter Day on a train from Burlington, Vermont back to dear old Philadelphia. There were a couple of stops along the way that allowed me time to pop out for a quick cob of John Cotton's No.1. One of those stops was Penn Station. Only later did I realize that smoking is not allowed on the train platform in NYC. The folks there were friendly and cordial, even got a nod from an Amtrak cop. One fine Caucasian gentleman in tie-dye and dreads asked me what I was smoking. I think he was disappointed by my response.

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    Blessed lunedì dell'Angelo to all. Or Dyngus Day. : )

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    After work, I intend to wet down a Polish maiden and beat her with pussy willow branches.

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    even got a nod from an Amtrak cop

    That was just him tipping his head down so that his hat-cam could snap your picture and send it off to the facial recognition software dept. You have been identified woods, and you will be getting your Amtrak fine for illegal smoking and general pedestrian menace in the mail, courtesy of New Your State.

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    Toob, I suspect that what you say is indeed entirely possible.

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    Jesse, I'm not sure that you get the gist of my upthrusting jocular jibe here. The thread is gone. And so, like the much-fabled Starcat thread, we are now free to make of it as we wish, posterity-wise, unencumbered by whatever the facts may or may not have been.

    Ahhh...I did not understand the context for this thread. Thank you for clearing that up for me. Were there any victors? They usually dictate the official record.

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    It wasn't the kind of thread that anybody "wins".

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    One or two folks may have earned a break, though.

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    Yes, some are just lucky to still be here.

    But I was there.

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    Might be time to fire up the Way Back Machine.

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    Snowhill.... Thanks man. That's going to come in very handy. I used to watch Mr. Peabody all the time.

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    OOPS...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpgJzlY9y8A

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    Very little gets archived there anymore. Just too much stuff, moving too fast. The last PM forums snapshot was on the 8th.

    But I can tell you all about it. You missed something really, really awesome. We all got medals. The Shriner's loaned us cars. A rich uncle died, left me all his money and a porn star bought me a beer. It was awesome.

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    Never take brown blotter acid.

    The effects are unpredictable. One random example:

    But I can tell you all about it. You missed something really, really awesome. We all got medals. The Shriner's loaned us cars. A rich uncle died, left me all his money and a porn star bought me a beer. It was awesome.

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    Meh, it was still no Starcat thread.

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    But I can tell you all about it. You missed something really, really awesome. We all got medals. The Shriner's loaned us cars. A rich uncle died, left me all his money and a porn star bought me a beer. It was awesome.

    You forgot the ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue and the gala at the Kennedy Center.

    We're still negotiating rights with Ken Burns.

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    The only thing the two threads have in common is the infamy factor. In fact the word infamy applies more appropriately to the Easter Incident.

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    You forgot the ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue and the gala at the Kennedy Center.

    We're still negotiating rights with Ken Burns.

    Are you sure you weren't there?

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    Are you sure you weren't there?

    Starcat? Yes!! This last sorry disaster? No.

    I was assuming that Woods was referring to Starcat. Porn stars, beer, 42, chili, porn stars, poetry, beer, Bambi Meets Godzilla, porn stars, beer, Frieda, beer, chili, haiku, beer, sandwiches, porn stars, etc. The usual.

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    Ah, I see...that would make more sense. But they seemed to be referring to utilizing the way-back machine in order to access the Easter Incident.

    EDIT: and the way I read it, that's what Woods was referring to.

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    @Woodsroad - you are pretty fortunate to not get popped at Penn Station. Easter must have had the Amtrak guys feeling kind.

    Al

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    Infamy is an understatement. I'm glad it was quashed so fast in the end.

    EDIT: But I was there!

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    The Easter Incident thread was chock full of the the day after a large dinner. It smelled too. Quite honestly, some of the things posted still smell.

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    I was there too. Not sure I enjoyed it as much as some others but I do agree that a train wreck is fascinating and hard to look away from. And leaves an impression on all involved.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    The Easter Train Wreck

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    One should never argue politics or religion...

    Unless it's on the internet!

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    upload picscertificity.com

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    I found it shocking in its lack of respect, civility and singular crudeness.

    last night set the bar at such a low malicious level I was embarrassed. I don't practice a religion but was shocked at some of the juvenile crude comments. There was zero tolerance or respect for an another's dignity.

    That's how I felt. Angry even. And just as I was hitting "send post" on my reply to the thread, the whole thing was deleted. Probably for the best. A little bit of rubbing and back forth banter is one thing, but that thread quickly took a whole different turn. Whether we agree with someones religious views or not, many people take those things to heart. And that whole fiasco was just wrong.

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    After work, I intend to wet down a Polish maiden and beat her with pussy willow branches.

    This thought never occurred to me. Now it is all I can think about. I can only conclude it was in there all along. Thank You.

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    I am enjoying this thread much more than the Easter Incident. Even though it's not nearly as intense. But then again pipe smoking culture was never meant to be intense I suppose.

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    Some of the fun pushed it, and I take responsibility for my part in that (although the pilsbury dough boy meme was brilliant), but then it just got mean.

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    Quietly intense.

    As far as some threads go, I don't see the point in mocking other peoples beliefs. And I mean ANY beliefs. In a world that is all to often far to cruel, anything that helps anyone get through the night is ok with me.

    Just don't expect to see me happy if you ring my doorbell on a Saturday afternoon.

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    I was drinking, but I'm a classy drunk and a rambling bum of a drunk. Some of the posts from my fellow members were just fucking over the line.... no excuses.

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    Maybe they were drinking?

    Perhaps they aren't as smooth a guys like you and I when they are drinking. It's posibles apologies have been made privately.

    Shit happens, people make mistakes and say things they wish they hadn't

    Sometimes, the internet is just like real life.

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    I wish that I was drinking, but I really can't blame that.

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    Yeah...well...sometimes we just knuckleheads.

    It's part of the human condition.

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    It did drive me to drink, though.

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