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by John Greg
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

That's right, Sharon Mitchell. I was going to say that, but the dirty Dog beat me to it. I was a fan of hers, in days gone-by.
by John Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Malky said: You've obviously never been exposed to the excellence of japanese steel. Actually, I have, especially the super pricey ones that look like watered silk. But for my purposes, and style of use, I find them just a tad too, well not exactly flimsy, but sort of flimsy -- thinner and a wee bi...
by John Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Admin and Board Structure
Topic: Culling inactive users soon
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Culling inactive users soon

:handgestures-thumbupleft:
by John Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Repost link for high interest, and many good ideas....

Michael Shermer: http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/cam ... of-speech/

:whistle:
by John Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I've got a very basic wee little hand sharpener, by Henkels, that is, much to my surprise, completely effective. It's a tad slow; several minutes back and forth to sharpen, but it does a perfect job. Link: http://houseofknives.ca/zwilling-j-a-henckels-twinsharp-pull-through-sharpener-32591-000/ All ...
by John Greg
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

How'd we get back on knives again? Anyway....

VickyCaramel said:
I'm still not completely happy with my bread knife....
What kind of bread knife? I've got one of these: http://houseofknives.ca/wusthof-classic ... 9-4150-23/

It's excellent.
by John Greg
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

We've often chatted briefly about how emotionally, physically, and mentally fucked up some of the SJW folk are, and how gleeful they are to garner victim points by listing their ailments. Here's the Orbit's Viki M of the Seriously?!? blog: Medically, I am what is officially known as a “hot mess”. Fi...
by John Greg
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I had some interesting news over the weekend. One of my former employers, and the owner of one of the last functional tech writing companies in Western Canada, could not find more than 8 weeks of work in 2015, and ended up taking a "straight" job unrelated to the industry. So, I guess it's not just ...
by John Greg
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

VickyCaramel said: Well in that case I don't know what you tried to imply. Unless you are arguing that there is actually some sensible justification for a life of crime, and other than starvation here is good reason to be breaking into old ladies homes, then i really don't know what your point is. ...
by John Greg
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Vicky Caramel said: Welfare means people's basic survival needs are taken care of. That may or may not be true in your country, Vicky, I don't know. In my country welfare covers approximately 10-20% (at most) of any and all basic needs of your average person. If you would like, or require, some sta...
by John Greg
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Baboollie Chat
Topic: Orbit Hashtag Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Orbit Hashtag Poll

Way cool! Thanks, Gumberman.
by John Greg
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Baboollie Chat
Topic: Orbit Hashtag Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Orbit Hashtag Poll

I'm too late I know, but I just thought of Orbitoons.
by John Greg
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Hmmm. S/h/it did not allow my comment.
by John Greg
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Sunder said: I haven't been paying attention, but is he lashing out at people who have insulted him in the past or is it just random? He has a few special targets, me being one. I do not know why. Pitch said: I really like that new blogger, Anjuli, on FTB! She stays true to her convictions and when...
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

The monumental idiocy on display in the very short time that the Orbitards have been operational is ... monumental.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Thanks for the links to Quatermass Factor.

I somehow missed that particular post/thread.

Edited to correct dyslexic "R"s.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

repreat = repeat.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

To repreat, now that we're at the top of a thread again: Where is the thread that has Ania bridge burner Bula apologizing for breathing and for using the word poor to describe something that is poorly done?

Links please, no archives.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Jesus, talk about grumpy bitter old men. I might be forlorn, fatalistic, and somewhat suicidal, but even I'm not this bitter. PZ says: Sometimes, the hard part of being a humanist is all the goddamn humans. At the cell and tissue level, they’re pretty nifty, but once they start perambulating around ...
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Where is the thread that has Ania Bula apologizing for breathing and for using the word poor? Links please, not archives.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I know I've been ninjaed a bit, regarding Anjuli, GAS, and Giliell, but.... I'm enjoying this Anjuli person. Anjuli, in the blog regarding the Cologne problem (http://freethoughtblogs.com/anjuli/2016/03/17/let-me-say-some-things-about-migrants/), is being "harassed" (FTtB Stylee) by GAS (Great Ameri...
by John Greg
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

LOLs all around on that Orbit thread.
by John Greg
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

To Davoin Shower-Handel: :clap:
by John Greg
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Baboollie Chat
Topic: The Orbit - Hashtag Ideas
Replies: 46
Views: 3388

Re: The Orbit - Hashtag Ideas

Orbitards :handgestures-thumbupleft:
by John Greg
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Brilliant, Jan, just brilliant.
by John Greg
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Welch said:
I'm far more pissed over leaving out the scouring of the shire, which showed that even in destroying the ring, the entire adventure was a failure.
Indeed. I'd forgotten about that. Leaving that out was a sin. So to speak.
by John Greg
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Melkor/Morgoth?

:clap:

:whistle:
by John Greg
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Phil said:
Tom Bombadil is, through hints and quite a few fan theories, supposed to be the Arda avatar of Eru Ilùvatar.


That's interesting. I hadn't heard that, and yes, you're right, it does make the Bombadil character much more interesting than the dancing clown.

So, who's Goldberry?
by John Greg
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

charcater = character
by John Greg
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Tigzy said: ... Jackson made good choices in what he left out from the books. I think I am pretty much in agreement with you about what Jackson left out of the movies. On the other hand, the unnecessary, time wasting, story deluting, charcater assassinating shit that he put in is egregious and unfo...
by John Greg
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

MarcusAu , no, no Zevon influence. But thanks for liking my stuff, old as it is. To clarify, I thought Zevon was brilliant; brilliant writer, brilliant musician, but I did not actually like his stuff very much -- one or two tunes, here or there: Night-time in the Switching Yard , and some sad and l...
by John Greg
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Gumby: :)
by John Greg
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Gumby said:
It's a paranormal comedy, and the backpacks and containment system don't add up to enough to append the "science fiction" tag.
Yes.

If Ghostbusters, or this recent Ghosbustiers, are Sci-Fi, then Avengers is melodrama.

Or summat....
by John Greg
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Lovemen Carrier's latest FTB post (http://freethoughtblogs.com/carrier/archives/9835) is yet another endless moral rationalisation for polyamoury, and how it is, surpriase! surpriase! the only really moral and ethical way to live, and all other lifestyles are just lying to themselves. Seriously, he'...
by John Greg
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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HoneyWagon said: It is so wrong, I am kind of assuming they posted it to get corrections, and to call the correctors butthurt, or similar. free thoughtpolice said: I gather their main source of info for us is an ex-FTBer that hasn't joined but has done some reading here. Xis view of us has some ina...
by John Greg
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Phil said: We watched The Little Prince yesterday. I was afraid they would mangle this beloved book somehow, but they managed to make a truly great movie for St Exupéry lovers. I had not heard about this. Anyway, I love Saint-Exupéry. I just re-read, yesterday, two of my favourite short stories of ...
by John Greg
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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com said: Wait you don't want a pet because it is against the rules? So is suicide the last time I looked. My friend, there are no rules on suicide. You know, as well as I do, that when things becomce untenable and impossible, things become untenable and impossible. 'nuff said, friend. _______ Liste...
by John Greg
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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While it might be a good idea, no, no pets. Not only am I not allowed them in my apartment, but I don't think I have the, erm, responsibility cojones, if you see what I mean, at this point in time.
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Hey-up! Any of you folks into good home cooking?

I am going to start a John Greg's Gustatory Glubberation thread in a couple of days. Think of it as my legacy to the Pit.

It will be almost exclusively pasta recipes.

I hope ya'll 'll follow.

But if you don't well.... :snooty:
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Lsuoma, our dear FT, said:
We have cunts-a-plenty. Name and shame, folks, here's your chance!

First up, Steerzo, the OFFICIAL Slyme Pit cunt.

Over to y'all...
Hmm. I don't know what you are saying here, but I support it 110%.

:dance: :pray:
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Hey, hey, com, I SAID, don't respond.

And no, I will not buy a smelly wee beasty ferrret.
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Bottom line: I don't want to be so alone.

...

And no, I don't need a respone to that. I'm just blathering. :snooty:

You are all, well, mostly all, lovely, wonderful people.

So there. :shhh:
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Locked in a room with Elyse and the Steersbot.
Eeeek!

Worse than, well, just about anything. :hand:
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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com and Phil, that's great. Makes me smile and quietly giggle at my monitor. :dance:

Marcus, well, you know, that is sort of the problem; the last 15 months have been rather an unscheduled holiday. Mind you, it's the thought that counts. :)
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Cheers, Gumbyman.
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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com said:
If you do decide to go through with it please don't be boring.
HAHAHAHA.

I'll try not to be. Indeed.
by John Greg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Ya'll have been great help and support, but you know, when the time comes, the time comes. The last ten years have been really difficult; the last 15 months, impossible. And I have to say, my family's response, i.e., to just ignore the crisis, baffles me, and, well, hurts a lot. Like Parody Accounta...
by John Greg
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I like most of those, Paddy.
by John Greg
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Every Bleeding Thing Else
Topic: Potential Cunty Nominees for 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Potential Cunty Nominees for 2016

How can anyone be racist towards tits full of beer? Aren't tits full of beer a religion?

...

Sorry. Derail in progress.

I hide my head in shame.
by John Greg
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Thanks for the reply, Matt . But I think my point stands. And, in all due respect, your comment "If you believe drug laws are unjust, repeal them" is, well, to be kind, rather specious. I mean, who dy'a think I am? The Canadian government? More power to me! Old white CisHet Shitlord that I be! For t...
by John Greg
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Matt C . said: Felons have reneged on the Hobbesian social contract; they cannot expect to receive the benefits thereof, if they fail to meet the obligations. I understand your sentminent, but the problem is that a lot of felons are felons not because they really broke the Hobbesian social contract...
by John Greg
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Thanks, free thoughtpolice. That is indeed what I was looking for.
by John Greg
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

Kirbmarc and Brive, you have PMs.

Go Go Go!
by John Greg
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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A links/citations/stats request : A while back, someone posted some links to charts showing that men and women receive approximately the same level of online "harassment". Can someone repost those links please? I am planning to respond to an anti-trolling article that, for one thing, holds Sarkeesia...
by John Greg
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Matt C . said: She wore the niqab and a heavy cloak (chador?). She was furiously looking about & scowling to see if anyone reacted to her. I'm thinking, 'The one thing I can see is your eyes, bitch.' So, yeah I scowled back. Er, if she was wearing the chador and the niqab, and you could only see he...
by John Greg
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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Welchy said:
That was the one thing I liked about "The Boys from Brazil"....
That movie, Boys From Brazil, is one of the few, "classic" movies or, at least, movies starring classic actors, that I have not seen.

Should I try to track it down and filch a DVD of it?
by John Greg
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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dogen said: Which science was especially bad? And what was the plot gap (PM if worried about spoilers). Am keen to know! Well, at the time I saw it, I think I saw 5 or 6 Bad Science bits, but now I only remember two: 1. Clones, if and when they happen, will not be identical -- well, they can be ide...
by John Greg
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

Re: The Refuge of the Toads

I'd love a shirt.
by John Greg
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Past Misdeeds
Topic: The Refuge of the Toads
Replies: 72028
Views: 1950983

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I thought the movie, Moon , was problematic. There was some very bad science, and if I recall correctly (it's been rather a long time since I saw it), one rather large plot gap. Also, it was dull. Very dull. I love Rockwell, and I thought the overall plot was interesting, but the movie itself was du...
by John Greg
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Every Bleeding Thing Else
Topic: I am Lizz, I found Free speech? Gender banning questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: I am Lizz, I found Free speech? Gender banning questions

S/h/it is as s/h/it does.

Or is it a box of choclates?

Matt, thanks but I don't think I introduced it. I cannot remember who did, but I am pretty sure it wasn't me.

Nonetheless, it is indeed my favourite pronoun for the pronoun-sensitive.