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  1. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    I check in periodically, every 4 or 5 years, to see what has changed. from 'back in the day'.

    I am most amused by James R and Tiassa still being playground attendants.

    Dudes, the world has moved on. You haven't. This place is low hanging fruit, and you're still here herding sheep.

    Keep it up.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Your entry for Mixed Metaphor of the Month?

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  5. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    Us sheep like low hanging fruit, we only have little legs.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Becomes the sheep are eating the low hanging fruit

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  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Nah, it's just that time when people who haven't been around for years start showing up to remind us how much they don't need us.

    It is the sound of futility making noise.
     
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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Mr Spell checker was at work

    Because became Becomes

    Ho hum

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  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Benny Hill, as a retiring Army Catering Corps officer being interviewed by the BBC: "We used to use lots of peppah, lots and lots of peppah...."
    Interviewer: "Black peppah? White peppah?"
    Benny: "Wrrrrriting peppah. Everything in triplicate, you know."
     
  11. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    "...people who haven't been around for years start showing up to remind us how much they don't need us."

    What was your first clue, Sherlock?
     
  12. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Hi Mr. G,
    Why?
    Which is it? Move on, or keep it up? I'm confused.

    Care to fill us in on the Important Things you have been doing in your time away from this place, Mr. G?
     
  13. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Somebody else.

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    Really?
     
  14. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, I'll play.

    Tides move in, tides move out.

    Free societies allow free movement. Closed societies lock the doors and windows.

    Which is this place?
     
  15. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    Why would you imagine you're able to judge "importance" better than me?

    Ah, you think you have the power to decide.

    Got it.
     
  16. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    I missed this threaded replay.

    Tiassa,

    It's just the sound of someone you once mistreated coming back to repay the favor.

    You're right. None of us needs you.
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    How strange↑. Then again—

    —at least as strange is the idea that being worth vendetta somehow feels like moving up in the world.


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    I wouldn't bother pinging that post again, except life is what it is and that happens to be the one I have to work with when it all comes up.

    So, think of it this way: I have this joke about mgtows that says they still need women, despite what they say; part of the point of going their own way is to be seen going their own way as a means of telling women off.

    Anyway, that sounds completely random, I know, but my twitfeed provided a particular, related example when journo and comms professor Jason Johnson↱ observed—

    [Elon] Musk's twitter bid is the perfect encapsulation of the right's disingenuous arguments about free speech. Parler & Gab were supposedly free of the #WokeMob but failed. Why? MAGA doesn't care about speech they want access to different kinds of people they can harass

    —and journalist Elie Mystal↱ added:

    White wing social media platforms don't work, because racists don't want to be left alone. They want to find and harass Black people, because the harassment is what makes social media "fun" for them.

    And while it's true I was initially thinking about that in a much broader context having to do with things you and I have disagreed about in our time as playground attendants, it just seems far too obvious an occasion to pass over without observing that our neighbor actually came back to a post he had already replied to, saying he had missed the threaded reply, in order to get this off his chest:

    I hope he feels better for telling me that. More generally, it's not enough for him to just go on with his life and leave us to our apparently miserable condition; he still needs us to be his audience, still needs to tell us and know we hear.

    And for the moment, we can simply observe the underlying craven, mean spirit. While it is a perfectly human behavior, circumstance also turns out that the same underlying spiteful need passed through my social media as consideration of a larger-scale, even communal phenomenon.

    And, y'know, sure, sometimes life just hands us examples, but then there are days like today. Anyway, yeah, that happened.
     
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  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This is ubiquitous - like spring pollen, or sand in the bathing suit, you just ignore it - you don't let it keep you from the park/beach.

    Useful skills to develop are selective blindness, a strategic choice of hangout locations, and thick skin.
     
  19. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    It's been fun making this all about me.

    My "betters" think they're so better herding sheep than I am.

    All you folks are too easy.

    We're out here, and we have more than you have.
     
  20. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    How nice for you. Are you lonely?
    You must be from the nut job flock.

    Thank you for your enlightenment.

    ''We'' you mean the nut job flock.
     
  21. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Judging by what yourself has posted you are welcome to keep all of it out there

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  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We leave the windows open so the loons can come and go.
     
  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    More what?
     

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