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#1 daunce lynam

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

We know, we know. It's been a long time since we had a Best of the Week, but then guys, you haven't been all that good have you?

We will be back. Here is a teaser from the "Best Moderator" category

"But sexuality is not about preferring one sex or the other. That's the simple way to look at it."--

um, Unspellable from Oonline, it kind of is, and sometimes simple is best.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

"But sexuality is not about preferring one sex or the other. That's the simple way to look at it."--

um, Unspellable from Oonline, it kind of is, and sometimes simple is best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw9oX-kZ_9k
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

So much for previews. The committee have spent arduous days, well hours. Half hour, whatever, entering a Best of the Weeks and confidently hitting Post and seeing it evaporate from the face of the planet, so we will be issuing an Interim Awards bulletin and we will be taking our own sweet time about it. We're having staff problems, too. And the so-called rare roast beef in our sandwich is as grey as gravel and not much juicier..

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

I'm not available - tell her to call back - where's my Red Bull?..use your initiative NOOO don't say that..give me that phone..

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

In due time, okay? When we're good and ready! If she calls again tell her we are overscheduled and a statement has been issued;;;God!
can't people just do their jobs....presuming to criticize a Committee of our credentials...can't understand the simplest thing...



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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

I am not going to air your grievances in public and no, I am not going to fire you, not right now anyway, but you were hired because you seemed to fit in with the Mission Statement of the Committee and care about our Goals and I am assuming you still do and...come back here!..you still work for me until I say you don't and...WHAT did you say? ..How dare you... answer that phone right now..NO, I'll do it...don't move, don't you dare go anywhere....

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

Bacon recipes! I told you to report on Objectivist sites, not the Ladies Home Journal...what? Oh, Jesus. Look, that reminds me though, while you're here, call Papa's and order the bacon poutine, it's the Tuesday special sometimes it runs out early...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

Breaking News -- reliable sources report that the Best Metaphor category has been awarded to Objectivist Living's PDS, Selene and WHYnot for their WW1 epic, "Rand through a Nietszche Filter." Insiders are saying that the Great War doesn't get greater than this.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Breaking News -- reliable sources report that the Best Metaphor category has been awarded to Objectivist Living's PDS, Selene and WHYnot for their WW1 epic, "Rand through a Nietszche Filter." Insiders are saying that the Great War doesn't get greater than this.


Thank'ee and ta, guv: Accepted on behalf of my fellow awardees who got stuck in the parking lot ('cos I went and locked 'em in the car, di'n I?)
Now, I 'd like to recite this in memoriam for a distant relative - a Tommy who did not return:

Good morning, good morning! the General said
As we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at
Are most of 'em dead,
And we're cursing his Staff for incompetent swine;

"He's a cheery old card", muttered Harry to Jack,
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

(But he did for them both with his Plan of Attack.)

[Siegfried Sassoon]
"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge". Nicolaus Copernicus (An original objectivist) 1473-1543 ***No man may be smaller than his philosophy...***

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

Breaking News -- reliable sources report that the Best Metaphor category has been awarded to Objectivist Living's PDS, Selene and WHYnot for their WW1 epic, "Rand through a Nietszche Filter." Insiders are saying that the Great War doesn't get greater than this.


Thank'ee and ta, guv: Accepted on behalf of my fellow awardees who got stuck in the parking lot ('cos I went and locked 'em in the car, di'n I?)
Now, I 'd like to recite this in memoriam for a distant relative - a Tommy who did not return:

Good morning, good morning! the General said
As we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at
Are most of 'em dead,
And we're cursing his Staff for incompetent swine;

"He's a cheery old card", muttered Harry to Jack,
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

(But he did for them both with his Plan of Attack.)

[Siegfried Sassoon]


Laughed. Out. Loud. At the image of PDS and Adam rationally debating how best to get out of a locked car. Nearly wrote a screenplay.

Nearly cried at Sassoon, who died so poignantly at Armistice.

Sergeant, dear sergeant.. someday I'm going to murder the man who wakes the bugler up. But he can sleep in peace, here in a safe place, for now.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice..and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:08 PM

Your literary knowledge sure is broad Carol. I might have known you'd be
sussed on Sassoon. Loved his stuff.
("Don't call me a broad!")
Anyhow, in the tradition of Award Ceremonies, I had to put in an anti-war protest.
"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge". Nicolaus Copernicus (An original objectivist) 1473-1543 ***No man may be smaller than his philosophy...***

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

Your literary knowledge sure is broad Carol. I might have known you'd be
sussed on Sassoon. Loved his stuff.
("Don't call me a broad!")
Anyhow, in the tradition of Award Ceremonies, I had to put in an anti-war protest.yy


Tony I am just a compulsive reader, I have suffered from "eye hunger " all my life and literally never have been able to be comfortable in any circumstance, where reading material is not to hand.

Sassoon, andOwen and Brooke were so brave and realistic and beautiful. And McCrae of course, the Lost Generation who gave themselves so entirely, that there could be another generation of their kith and kin behind them.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

Futher to the last Tony, surely you must love

"I sing of Olaf, glad and big
Whose warmest heart recoiled at war
A conscientious objector
"Whose wellbeloved Colonel Trig...

I have forgotten the rest, except that Olaf

"did almost ceaselessly repeat,
There is some shit I will not eat."

The last lines I do remember.

"I sing of Olaf, Jesus, too.
Preponderatingly because
Unless statistics lie, he was
More brave than me, more blond than you."


I used to know the whole poem, and you know me, I will not take the time to look it up again. But I do remember the last lines. What a fine, fine poet was cummings.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.


Oh, of course. I forgot that naturally you would both be bringing your wives to the ceremony.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:59 PM


No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.


Oh, of course. I forgot that naturally you would both be bringing your wives to the ceremony.


Ouch.
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice..and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:45 PM



No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.


Oh, of course. I forgot that naturally you would both be bringing your wives to the ceremony.


Ouch.


That's what she said. So I've heard.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:15 PM




No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.


Oh, of course. I forgot that naturally you would both be bringing your wives to the ceremony.


Ouch.


That's what she said. So I've heard.


Thy tongue is as sharp cutting as my whip.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:27 PM





No debate at all. Steel toed boots shattering the nearest window. Exit.


Oh, of course. I forgot that naturally you would both be bringing your wives to the ceremony.


Ouch.


That's what she said. So I've heard.


Thy tongue is as sharp cutting as my whip


Not the whip! I haven;t been that bad. Surely I merit only a kindly scolding from a brotherly hand.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

Again with the outcry...where did I put that duct tape again?
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