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What's with all the pigs?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:38 pm
by the_wenus
Has anyone else noticed that there is a disproportionate amount of hog/pig drabblenews stories on the podcast? I've counted three drabblenews stories and at least one fiction piece. Interesting...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:38 pm
by normsherman
What fiction story? I'm drawing a blank.

Yes, well I've been looking for a good monster-goat story to balance things out, but no luck so far.

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:41 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
The Hog-Faced Man?

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:47 pm
by normsherman
Ah- AND Pork & Steak-Eye Meet Phelan Sheppard...

:shock:

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:56 am
by Chuckbucket
I enjoy all the past pig/hog drabble, and will enjoy any bacon drabble in the future.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:48 pm
by Goldenrat
I'm sitting here in MN and loved the drabblenews about the pigs, and I thought Norm had the MN accent deal down pretty good. He sounded like a freaking Swedish immigrant. I remember when Fargo came out and some Minnesotans whined about how the people and dialect was portrayed by the Coen brothers. Great stuff.

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:35 am
by bolddeceiver
Oh really? As someone who has lived in MN, I thought Norm's try at the accent was, to be frank, pretty awful :P No offense meant.

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:50 am
by normsherman
Yah, I was pretty surprised at his approval myself. :-)

What the hell is up with all these random links???

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:06 am
by Philippa
normsherman wrote:What the hell is up with all these random links???
Bloody contentlink advertising - annoying isn't it? If you want to disable it: when one of the ad bubbles pops up, click on the "?" in the top right and it'll take you to a page where you can disable it (right at the bottom of course). Nowhere near as creative as spam.

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:04 pm
by jazzmodeus
"Or if you're a vegetarian"

Why would pig brains bother vegetarians? We don't eat that shit. :)

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:47 am
by normsherman
True...but you never know when you're inhaling it. :!:

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:13 am
by Goldenrat
bolddeceiver wrote:Oh really? As someone who has lived in MN, I thought Norm's try at the accent was, to be frank, pretty awful :P No offense meant.
Yeah, I guess you're right if you consider the news came from Austin in sunny, southern Minnesota - I was thinking Norm sounded more like someone from up in the Iron Range.

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:27 pm
by normsherman
Philippa wrote:
normsherman wrote:What the hell is up with all these random links???
Bloody contentlink advertising - annoying isn't it? If you want to disable it: when one of the ad bubbles pops up, click on the "?" in the top right and it'll take you to a page where you can disable it (right at the bottom of course). Nowhere near as creative as spam.
Done and done. Thanks Phillippa. Although, I'm kinda gonna miss seeing everyone 's posts decorated with bold words. Maybe we should just keep it up.

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:35 pm
by Philippa
LOL, okay.

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:16 am
by AynSavoy
I would just like to point out that the four generated ads at the top of my screen as I viewed the drabblenews forum were:

Pig Nutrition
Used Slaughterlines
All About Pigs
and Swine Breeding Exporter

What is a slaughterline, and why would I want a used one? I guess I could find out by visiting the ad...

EDIT: I kind of wish I had left that one to the imagination.

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:40 pm
by normsherman
Philippa wrote: Bloody contentlink advertising - annoying isn't it? If you want to disable it: when one of the ad bubbles pops up, click on the "?" in the top right and it'll take you to a page where you can disable it (right at the bottom of course). Nowhere near as creative as spam.
Is there a way to get rid of them for good?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:14 am
by cammoblammo
normsherman wrote:
Philippa wrote: Bloody contentlink advertising - annoying isn't it? If you want to disable it: when one of the ad bubbles pops up, click on the "?" in the top right and it'll take you to a page where you can disable it (right at the bottom of course). Nowhere near as creative as spam.
Is there a way to get rid of them for good?
Yes, but in my case it involves using firefox with a few good extensions. Alternatively, a well configured privoxy can do wonders, too.

I didn't know what everyone was complaining about until I looked at the site from my work machine one day.

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:26 am
by normsherman
eh? someone tell me what to do without the word privoxy.

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:16 pm
by strawman
normsherman wrote:eh? someone tell me what to do without the word privoxy.
http://www.privoxy.org/

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:45 pm
by cammoblammo
strawman wrote:
normsherman wrote:eh? someone tell me what to do without the word privoxy.
http://www.privoxy.org/
Dude, WITHOUT the word 'privoxy'!