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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 6:48 am
by Lee Herold
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tirdun:
<B>I find it absolutely infuriating that Lee is whining about Diabolica not updating when Chopping Block seems to update sometime around noon EST. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It updates at 9:30. I set it there when I joined KeenSpace, thinking that would give me time to upload strips if I was behind, but now I'd like to make it earlier, but I don't know how, and it's making me so crazy that I'm making a small hook out of a paperclip with which to pull my brain out through my nose, bit by bloody bit.<P>And Tirdun, I want to think about your tool even less than I want to hang out with that kid from the Backstreet Boys who looks like he paints his goatee on with mascara.<P>

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 6:55 am
by Tirdun
I'm only posting because <P><B>THIS IS THE 1000 POST TO BOXJAM'S FORUM</B><P>WOOOO-HOOOO!!! This means more to me than the birth of my children.<P>And because I want Lee to have to think about the kid from Backstreet Boys, and his TOOL.<P>TOOOOOOOOOL<P>hahahahahaha.<P>------------------
Brian West
aka Tirdun
tirdun@yahoo.com <A HREF="http://farawaystars.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>farawaystars.keenspace.com</A>

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 7:06 am
by Lee Herold
Congrats Tirdun, you tool.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 7:35 am
by BoxJam
This pop-tart is better than seeing God.<P>------------------
Here comes <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>!
Good ol' <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>...Yes, sir!
There goes <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>.<P>How I hate it.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 7:38 am
by Michael
...<P>I'm more speechless than a mute mime in Meeting. (The last was a Quaker reference, so I don't expect you people to come within a zillion miles of understanding it. But I like alliteration better than ten tons of chocolate.)<P>I still like sarcasm better. Um, a lot better. Billions and billions of times better.<P>Sigh.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:00 am
by Lee Herold
If Boxjam were ever to start a <i>BoxJam's Simile</i> or <i>Metaphor Thread</i>, I'd be so excited that the lid would be ripped off the sky of my world and angels would kiss my head.<P>------------------
---Lee
<A HREF="http://www.choppingblock.org" TARGET=_blank>Chopping Block</A>
In KeenSpace, no one can hear you scream.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:03 am
by Brad J. Guigar
Sure, but I draw the the line at BoxJam's Prepositional Phrase thread.<P>Ooops, Make that "I draw a MILLION lines..."<P>--Brad<P>------------------

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:10 am
by Tirdun
"BoxJam's Dangling Participles" or "BoxJam's split infinitives" would be 345,203 times better.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:12 am
by Lee Herold
Personally, I'd turn cartwheels down the sidewalk for <i>BoxJam's Unsolveable Quadratic Equations</i>. That would be more tasty than cheese.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:21 am
by BoxJam
Once this one plays out, well after my
lifetime, I'm was thinking about starting
the <b><font color="FF0000">GREATEST THREAD EVER:</font></b><P>BoxJam's Understated Thread.<P>------------------
Here comes <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>!
Good ol' <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>...Yes, sir!
There goes <A HREF="http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com" TARGET=_blank>BoxJam's Doodle</A>.<P>How I hate it.<p>[This message has been edited by BoxJam (edited 10-05-2000).]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2000 8:37 am
by Tirdun
That wouldn't suck more than 1000 cheap ho's. <P>
Note the exaggeration <B>AND</B> sarcasm.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 2:38 am
by Tirdun
This exaggeration thread is growing preposterous and dangerous. I'm going to call OSHA and see if there are regulations on this sort of thing. Maybe we can sue BoxJam for mental anguish and get some of the billions I know he's raking in on this comic.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 7:04 am
by Nd
you obviously have never read Dickens...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 7:32 am
by Gopher
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nd:
<B>you obviously have never read Dickens...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, I have read Dickens, and I don't recall Dickens using commas blantantly incorrectly (then again, I don't make it a point of recalling punctuation styles of every book I've ever read). The reason you were more wrong than a contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionare" who misses the first question is becuase you put the comma between the adjective ("one armed") and the noun ("third grader"). Dickens of course used the before the quotes comma and period position, but that is, after all, the "correct" way to do things. It's just that my way is the better way.<p>[This message has been edited by gopher (edited 10-06-2000).]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 8:39 am
by Nd
Sarchasm is actually the gulf in understanding between the giver and the recipient of sarcasm. Every one armed, third grader in Botswana knows that.<P>------------------
um, yeah...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 8:41 am
by Michael
I, agree. Misplaced punctu-ation can? really make things! hard, to understand.<P>Where do you want this punctuation Mr Boxjam Oh just stack it all over next to the preachers lamp Billy OK Mr Boxjam",.?"",',."",.!"

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2000 11:06 am
by Gopher
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nd:
<B>Every one armed, third grader in Botswana knows that.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Any organism with more than three cells knows that there is no need for a comma between "one armed" and "third grader". People who use extra commas should be thrown into the ocean to be eaten by the sharks.<P>Before someone comments on this, English teachers who claim that commas and periods should always be <I>before</I> the closing quotes should be locked away in dark, moldy dungeons, since this evil practice destroys the literal string, making everything ever written by someone who does this meaningless and impossible to understand.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2000 10:39 am
by Dan Nicholls
If Dickens counts as understandable then I'm a large, man-eating inchworm.<P>------------------
<A HREF="http://gunz.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>http://gunz.keenspace.com</A>
The sound of a joke falling squarely on its face.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2000 12:40 am
by Nd
Dickens was paid by the word. Lots of words made him more money. Lots pf words invariably leads to lots of punctuation. Plus he was a blowhard who liked to use massive run on sentences. I may have misplaced a comma but at least I was brief.
There's a drinking game used to haze new English majors. They're given a page of dickens and requested to take a shot every time they reach a comma in the reading. <P> It's crueler than putting a rabid ferret in your Grandfather's Depends.<P>------------------
um, yeah...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2000 12:46 am
by Nd
"becuase you put the comma,"...<P>Gosh darnit. Fast typing may've gotten me a "comma" lecture but mispellings are more inexcusable than than watching a Jerry Brookheimer movie. It's okay to not capitalize proper nouns though. Just ask e.e. cummings... <P>------------------
um, yeah...