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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:25 am

Rob couldn't get over the bitter irony.

He had considered himself a rugged individualist, the sort of person who didn't follow along with the herd, thought for himself and made up his own mind.

Yet here he was amid the surging masses, dodging projectiles and the verbal insults about the stink of the mob.

One with the multitudes, he was caught in the grasp of the ravenous blood-lust of the crowd.

With unthinking fury, Rob clutched at the fallen security guard in the road and thought that the worst irony of all was that he didn't even care for brains.
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Re: Occupation

Post by strawman » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:39 am

What a strangely evocative piece: Dilbert Apocalypse
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: Occupation

Post by Dolohov » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:05 am

Poor Rob. He should look on the bright side: he's getting plenty of exercise, meeting new people, and he won't have to worry about his 401k!

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Re: Occupation

Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:46 am

strawman wrote:What a strangely evocative piece: Dilbert Apocalypse
Well put. Strangely evocative.
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Re: Occupation

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:24 am

Should "themselves" be singular, Miss G?
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Re: Occupation

Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:49 pm

I would do himself and his own mind, but I'm no Mrs. G.
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Re: Occupation

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:25 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I would do himself and his own mind, but I'm no Mrs. G.
I think u b right
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Re: Occupation

Post by strawman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:19 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:I would do himself and his own mind, but I'm no Mrs. G.
I think u b right
Miss G would of course reply that "u" may "b" right, but "u" may still "b" flogged for uttering "the sort of person that" instead of "the sort of person WHO".

She would anticipate your futile defense that, in the case of zombies, "that" would be appropriate, rap your knuckles with her curare-tipped ruler, and nail you with the observation that Rob is not yet a zombie, and therefore "that" is anachronistic.

I wonder, now that Tweedy has lost his superpowers, if it might not be time for a sock-puppet resurrection from the dead. Surely, if we loved Miss Grimsley, she would become real, (if the Velveteen Rabbit is to be believed.)

And you know how hungry Grimsley is for your love.
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Re: Occupation

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:05 pm

Few thoughts on that.

a) I agree with the anti-sock puppet rule as a general principle,
however
b) It could be argued that an exception could be made for Miss Grimsley as the official Drabblecast Forum Grammar Hag
because
3) Miss Grimsley is, after all, a distinct entity. The fact that she interfaces with this realm via channeling through a strawman seems somewhat irrelevant to me
therefore
D) Being that Strawman has to x] put up with having to have his soul smell like a dementia ward and that y]Strawman is also the de facto Forum Regent Pro-Tem*1
it seems obvious that giXXX XXXXe facts
Z) Strawman certainly has the ability to confer with the other forums lords, beast-masters, norm shermans, et all@, and come to a consensus on whether Miss Grimsley should be allowed to rise from her grave and once again shamble the ashen corridors of the drabblecast house.*3

Do you see any problems with my math?
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*1>See the Drabblecast General Content Accords of 2010^...
^ (or was it 2009?)
@Type#4: should be "et al-5"
*3(in the opinion of this forum user with swinish pretensions of notoriety...)
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Re: Occupation

Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:30 pm

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't paying any attention to Mrs Grimsley when she was around, so I don't know what's good/bad about her behavior. I'll leave it up to Those Who Care. But I do have a nuke/un-nuke button.
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Re: Occupation

Post by strawman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:59 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:But I do have a nuke/un-nuke button.
:shock:
And the CIA said you were at least 2 years from being WMD-capable. Damn them, I say!
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Re: Occupation

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:41 am

strawman wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:But I do have a nuke/un-nuke button.
:shock:
And the CIA said you were at least 2 years from being WMD-capable. Damn them, I say!
Tom is a firm believer in exercising his 2nd amendment right to bear nuclear arms.
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Re: Occupation

Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:30 am

strawman wrote:And the CIA said you were at least 2 years from being WMD-capable. Damn them, I say!
No, you misheard them. I'm two years away from being WMA-capable. Right now it's just MP3s and M4As.
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Re: Occupation

Post by strawman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:26 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:
strawman wrote:And the CIA said you were at least 2 years from being WMD-capable. Damn them, I say!
No, you misheard them. I'm two years away from being WMA-capable. Right now it's just MP3s and M4As.
So you ADMIT that you have a secret program to weaponize the Drabblecast?
Will no one please help this man until it's too late?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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