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Old 11-24-2017, 09:33 PM
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Shelly and I go way back -- and there are so many heartwarming stories, it's hard to pick one.

Like the time when I mentioned that because of my folk's rapidly failing health, we had to convince them it was best for them to move into assisted living.

He didn't know a thing about what was going on, but he made the effort to come into the thread just to tell me how unlike they used to do in the old days, I was being selfish and just wanted to warehouse my folks to get them out of the way.

Of course he was just trying to be helpful -- dispensing some of that gruff, down-to-earth common sense of his for my own good!

In could go on, but I don't want to embarrass him.

In short, he's such a sincere, great guy and we're so lucky to have him here at the WB!

Cheers, all.

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Old 11-24-2017, 10:10 PM
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Here's Cityboy's advice for dealing with people who bore you:

First, punch them. Second, walk out on them. Third, put up with them.

Here's Konan's advice on dealing with boring people:

Change the subject to something that's mutually interesting.

Cityboy: 0 points
Konan: 1,000 points

P.S. I highly doubt Shelly is good at picking up chicks. A guy who thinks a woman deserves flowers, chocolate and diamonds is clearly a clueless chump when it comes to dealing with women.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:12 AM
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Shelly and I go way back --

Cheers, all.

Yep. Sadly, you've been a jerkoff for a long time now.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:37 AM
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Please stick around.

You never know when a boring, old Native American vaccine inventor might need some moral support.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:19 AM
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Joe, I always told you in the street the other kids would be eating with your lunch money, but in the safety of your own bubble world, you rule. No problem. Congrats, Mr. Forgiving, you have succeeded in getting me caught up in your vile game. You just thrive on this crap. You're the boss here. Have fun. Keep blowing steam up Konan's butt and he will continue to carry your toilet paper for you to clean your mess. Poor chap, hope he (and some of the others) gets hip to you.

I'll stay away from you. I lack the professional skills to help.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:21 AM
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Heh. Yeah -- it doesn't take a lot of cheese.

Snap!
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:32 AM
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Shelly, I've noticed your most outstanding tendency is to hit back and retaliate whenever you feel the least bit slighted. When you perceive someone to be insulting you, you just insult them and hammer them right back.

But aren't you a Christian?

What ever happened to all of that "Do good to those who hate you" and "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"?

Just thought I'd bring that to your attention.

But more importantly: Where do you live?

I'm near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

And I'm making it one of my goals to meet you in person, hopefully over the next five years. I'll stop by your city, and we can hit up some drinks or whatever.

How does that sound? I'd like to see if you're as interesting a character in person as you are online, and get to discover what kind of a life you lead outside the forum.

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Old 11-26-2017, 08:04 PM
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Hey, got an idea for you. Just came to mind. A humor pamphlet would be terrific. Lots of serious people out there who forgot how to laugh. Besides, lots of money in comedy. Give it a shot. Never know. Could be your express ticket to travelling.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:12 PM
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I'm not a comedian, and I'm pretty happy about that. They seem to thirst for peoples' approval to feel good about themselves, and that's just not me.

But I'll be generating 100k from my blog within 5 years. You can hold me accountable to that.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:18 PM
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Well, you seem like a funny guy. That's why the idea came to mind. And, it wouldn't be about you anyway, but about the scores of people thirsting for a good laugh. Well, that money thing always gets me into thinking deeply. I've read from people as wise as Napoleon Hill that the poorest people are usually the richest, that wealthy people are generally nobs and boring. But, I'm not so sure whether I believe that. Then, again, who knows? I'm not nearly as smart as the people who wrote the stuff. Hey, even wealthy people, as boring as they are, could use some humor.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cityboy View Post
Well, you seem like a funny guy.
That's curious. What makes you say that?
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Konan View Post
That's curious. What makes you say that?


A little duck walks into a convenience store, well, shuffles in really. He wiggles up to the counter and asks: “got any grapes?” In a high beeping voice.

The clerk looks over and says: “no, we don’t sell grapes.”

“Oh,” says the duck, and shuffles back out.

A few minutes later the duck comes back in, wiggles up to the counter and asks: “got any grapes?”

The clerk is annoyed and says again: “no! We don’t sell grapes here! Jesus!”

The little duck says: “oh...” and shuffles back out.

A few minutes later the little duck comes back, shuffles up to the counter and asks: “got any grapes?”

The clerk is livid at this point. His face is red and he is pissed. “No! I told you we don’t have any grapes! And if you keep coming in here and asking me that I’m going to tape your fucking beak shut!”

“Oh...” says the duck. “Hey... got any tape?”

The clerk explodes. “No! No, I don’t have tape, and I don’t have grapes, and You are the most annoying little Fuck I’ve ever met!”

“Good...” says the duck. “Got any grapes?”


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("...sometimes you just let them talk and are grateful that they do..." went the goblin hoping that this exert from his journal of from years back would underline what he meant, adding "...it was real but it was like I lived in another world at the time...")

repost from elsewhere, the goblin's journal

"...life is odd..." said the goblin who had just returned from a conversation with his mother who after two months had been allowed to return home from hospital, their conversation was typical of all those he had with her and at least she was well though she couldn't really be left alone for long

"...ah, I see you're awake, would you like to get up..."
"...where's grandma..."
"...she passed away long ago..."
"...oh, and where's the other one..."
"...dad's gone up into the village to do some shopping..."
"...ah, you have lost weight..."
"...I would like to do the bed, would you like to get up..."
"...where's the doctor(dad again)..."
"...dad's gone up into the village to do some shopping..."
"...I cannot hear what you are saying, come nearer..."
"...would you like a coffee..."
"...funny that the doctor would choose to go shopping at this moment when will he be back?"
"...soon, I will go and make you a coffee then..."
she comes into the kitchen, the goblin hands her her coffee
"...Where's the doctor..."
"...dad's gone up into the village to do some shopping..."
"...ah, you have lost weight...."
"...here's your coffee then...."
"...oh, can you drink coffee your parents must be very proud of you, where is grandma..."
"....she passed away long ago..."
"...oh, you can drink coffee your parents must be very proud of you, you have lost weight, where's the doctor..."
the goblin by now had got used to this conversation and realized that any conversation was after all better than no reaction


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Old 11-27-2017, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Konan View Post
That's curious. What makes you say that?

Well, I noticed you like to keep score. And 1000 points, incidentally, is the amount of points needed to win in a game of pinochle. Therefore, I'm assuming you play the game, and I never sat at a table with a pinochle player who lacked a sense of humor.

By the way, do you have a technique for shutting up boring writers? Please send me the recipe.

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Old 11-27-2017, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...sometimes you just let them talk and are grateful that they do..."
The problem with this whole premise is the lack of any nuanced thinking about context or specific situations.

The OP is about people who tend to monopolize conversations. It's boring.

And immediately, the school marms go directly to poor old folks etc. who need to tell a story.

I mentioned an old man -- and people utterly failed to see the context. And that is, recently my wife and I find ourselves hanging out with older people more often because they are NOT boring...
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:39 AM
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Hey Konan, you owe me a steak dinner. Just look at all the attention your thread has received since my entering. Trust me, it would still have "0" replies and long been forgotten about had I not ventured here to weigh in. I put "boredom" on the map for you, ole' buddy.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:14 AM
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Congratulations!

You are correct. I came to the thread because you commented and I knew it would be entertaining.

Otherwise, I've read and commented on Konan's stories before and he's done the same for me.

That's why I took the time to comment in more detail.

It's about reciprocation -- so don't pat yourself on the back too hard.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Cityboy View Post
Well, I noticed you like to keep score. And 1000 points, incidentally, is the amount of points needed to win in a game of pinochle. Therefore, I'm assuming you play the game, and I never sat at a table with a pinochle player who lacked a sense of humor.
Interesting. I just pulled 1000 off the top of my head. I've never played pinochle.

And now you want a steak dinner? This coming from the guy who declined my offer to meet up. But I resign; when I'm in NYC and if you're in the area, sure, what the hell, I'll take you up on that request.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:58 AM
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Steak. I don't want anything. When you give, you have to give "unconditionally." Otherwise, it's not really giving at all but just doing something with the intentions of getting something in return. You don't know me well, Konan. Ill I wanted for your thread was the best, for it to succeed. And I was able to lure into it just the people who were capable of making it happen. I don't deserve the back pats, but we all know who really is, don't we? Good luck in your future nothing but the best. Focus on success and keep away from matches.


By thee way, one of my favorite songs: Disco Inferno.
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Originally Posted by Cityboy View Post
Steak. I don't want anything. When you give, you have to give "unconditionally." Otherwise, it's not really giving at all but just doing something with the intentions of getting something in return. You don't know me well, Konan. Ill I wanted for your thread was the best, for it to succeed. And I was able to lure into it just the people who were capable of making it happen. I don't deserve the back pats, but we all know who really is, don't we? Good luck in your future nothing but the best. Focus on success and keep away from matches.


By thee way, one of my favorite songs: Disco Inferno.


I don’t think you burned this mutha down, though. Your insertion just hi-jacked it a bit. I think you need to work a bit harder😀


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I think I got to you and your messiah. I also believe you have the hots for his wife; and, if I were him, I wouldn't trust you, you slimy dickhead.

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Originally Posted by Cityboy View Post
I think I got to you and your messiah.


Not even close. You lack the skill by so far it’s silly of you to think you could get to anyone with a working brain.

Trolling is fun though.

I didn’t get involved here because you couldn’t bring the necessary uumph to the table. Maybe next time.




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The delusion runs deep...
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
The delusion runs deep...


Yes, messiah, it does😀😀😀


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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
The delusion runs deep...


Say... when can we nail you to a cross? That might be fun.


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Old 11-30-2017, 07:35 PM
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Been there, done that -- as they say...
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Been there, done that -- as they say...


Now that Cityboy has admitted he is just a troll, is it open season? Gloves off?

I have so much fun just nipping at his inanities. But at some point he’ll have to be snuffed.

As my messiah, I await your guidance. You know... why not?😀😀😀


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("...readers might care to note at this point that it's basically "folks you don't know talking stuff you don't understand for those who aren't listening", being their troll side as it were, to which this forum is most accommodating seeing that it's christmas and that wintertime can be a harsh life under a bridge without coffee..." ventured the goblin hoping that this astute observation didn't detract from the overall effect though, then adding "...so now shall we return to topic please, by asking Konan if his advice has worked here, what that advice was again, and whether he wears boxer shorts or yfronts too...")

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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Now that Cityboy has admitted he is just a troll, is it open season? Gloves off?

I have so much fun just nipping at his inanities. But at some point he’ll have to be snuffed.

As my messiah, I await your guidance. You know... why not?������


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Heh. Of course Cityboy is a troll. He's just not very good at it.

What's cute is this time he had someone in his corner who isn't familiar with all his shenanigans -- and he got a little too big for his britches.

But, yeah, he came into this thread to give "feedback" -- out of the goodness of his heart, just to help Konan -- and to stick up for all the old lonely and boring vaccine inventors!

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