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Black Prism
(cracked actor)
02/22/06 04:16 PM
Saving TW (thread of the week) new  

Every time I visit TW there seems to talk of 'saving TW' and the measures that should be taken to revive it. However, I wonder if we can reach consensus on what TW should be saved from.

The object of this thread: determine TW's bete noire and suggest methods to ensure its survival. Here are some potential candidates:

- free speech
- alter egos
- Sysiyetti's fascism
- self-referential topics
- repeat topics
- feral facial hair
- Muslims

Of course, if you're really smart, Plume, you can come up with suggestions of your own!

I'll give an example:

Problem: facial hair: some posters sport such pilose hair that it infringes on their field of vision and, I believe, obscures the bottom line of the keyboard, explaining why they're so inept operating the space, comma and full-stop keys. This is a slippery slope and soon TW will be one huge hotch-potch of miscommunication.

Resolution: arrange a whip round at pablo's local barbers for a thorough cutting and waxing session, eliminating his delicate tendrils and, consequently, his pervasive corrigenda.

That'll do for now. But don't worry Pablo; I have equally riveting topics ensiled for next month's visit.

[neon]I'm not trolling; I'm moderating. [/neon]

02/22/06 04:22 PM
Re: Saving TW (thread of the week) new [re: Black Prism]  


Illustrated Discography

(wide eyed peeploid)
02/22/06 11:54 PM
Re: Saving TW (thread of the week) new [re: Black Prism]  

If thereís one thing that TW has going for it, itís that itís educational. Iíve learned two new words today:

pi∑lose also pi∑lous (-ls) adj.
Covered with fine soft hair.

cor∑ri∑gen∑dum n. pl. cor∑ri∑gen∑da (-d)
1. An error to be corrected, especially a printer's error.
2. A list of errors in a book along with their corrections.

Now, of course, the challenge is to use them both in the same spoken sentence, in front of someone I want to impress with my erudition.

'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

(grinning soul)
02/23/06 04:14 AM
The average TWer new [re: Black Prism]  

This happens to us everytime we take a seat in front of our pc's:

Perl actually stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, but don't tell anyone I said that.

(cracked actor)
02/27/06 02:45 PM
OK, I'll play new [re: Black Prism]  

The problem with TW is that not enough hot intelligent men are sending me PMs to hit on me recently. In fact, in recent weeks, the only propositional PMs I've received have all been from power2charm. And he qualifies neither as hot nor intelligent, both literally and metaphorically.

The fact that he does this with remarkable persistence, and using a wide array of alter egos all of whom he goes to the trouble of making about 10 posts each with first in the vain hope of making them look legit is scant consolation.

Resolution: all hot intelligent men are commanded to PM me at their convenience, enclosing recent photographs of themselves in their briefs. The briefs are optional.

Let's all make TW great again.

Extremists on both sides are driving the bus. Not just that, but they've persuaded the rest of us to pay to have the bus converted into a tank, and we're not allowed to look outside to see for ourselves what's really going on.

02/27/06 06:56 PM
Green Eggs and Ham was sucksville new [re: Black Prism]  

Would resurrecting the Mann Booker thread help, Colored Prism? Because I'm 20 pages from the end of The Sea and just chomping at the bit to shoot my wad about it. I've also managed a shortlister and a longlister since Christmas. These are surefire topics to drive Shelle far from us. Don't be surprised if her boyfriend, "Peter", appears on the thread just to get some respite from her.

(Tip for TWers: I've discovered that employing the term "wad" adds zip to just about any post. Try it!)

Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy

(band intro)
02/27/06 07:21 PM
By the way... new [re: Shelle]  

...same goes for hot, intelligent girls and my PM inbox. Intelligence optional.

"I was borned in england." - b_mardle

(wild eyed peoploid)
02/27/06 10:36 PM
menu options have changed new [re: Monkeyboy]  

intelligence is the precedent
in the digital world
bodies in bars
undulate without reason

(wild eyed peoploid)
02/27/06 10:39 PM
Wadih Hekmi [re: power2charm]  

Take this wad and shove it
Is it enough?
Complained the librarian
As she crossed her legs

Black Prism
(cracked actor)
02/28/06 01:53 PM
Re: Green Eggs and Ham was sucksville [re: power2charm]  

It's entirely down to you, sir. I'm certainly interested in your opinions. I was hoping I might've read one or two more on the list myself by now, if only by accident, but I don't think I have, and it was that long ago I've no idea where I was at. I have Coetzee's Disgrace, presently unread, which I've just noticed is a former winner (I shall return to this in a moment).

Re. The Sea.... I definitely remember reading the first 50 pages or so, and objecting to one sentence in partic ... oh no, I remember: there was some letter reprinted in full which sounded so contrived and verbose -- and verbose in a way that really typified Murdoch's style up to that point in a NdPlume I-lost-my-thread-eight-paragraphs-ago-but-I'm still-gonna-patronise-you-in-every-way-I-know-how-kinda-way -- that I decided I couldn't be fooked wading through another 500 pages of the same. Assuming that (and it was a somewhat premature assumption - I vaguely remember having more pressing stuff to do at the time, as opposed to thinking the book outright bad) it all panned out to be the same. Plus, it was a library book, and I feel way less obliged to finish library books than books I've shelled out for myself.

I've since found the list of previous Nobel Prize lit winners, I've been playing around with that somewhat. As I'm sure you know, Nob Prizes aren't usually given for a specific work; it's more lifetime contribution stuff. Anyway, it's sorta spurred me into Steinbeck, Gide and Sartre (with all of whom I was previously completely unfamiliar ). I've also discovered that Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha is a formidable contender for suckiest novel EVVVVAAA! Future already-purchased* reads from the list include: Jose Saramago's The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, and the aforementioned Coetzee.

At the moment, however, I'm doin' a double whammy of Don Quixote (2/3 through) and John Dos Passos' USA (barely started), so don't please expect me on ya thread any time soon.

*And before you proclaim me outright exuberant for buyin' all this shit I haven't yet read, I'll post as my defence the fact Waterstones' book vouchers are still valid until the end of April, at which point I hope to have acquired all of this year's reading material .

[neon]I'm not trolling; I'm moderating. [/neon]

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