Chic, IL Blatent drive for post #......er....what number are we on?

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  1. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Wait, Penguin, who are you having trouble taking seriously? Pollak, or O'Reilly? I'm guessing the latter, but you've surprised me before....
  2. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Thom, this article should answer your question.

    Like the lady says, it's not the kind of light holiday chatter most people engage in, but it's important with a capital "I". Heck, with a capital "MPORTANT" as well.

    -Le Penguin
    "The times they are a-changin' back."
  3. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Ya know what I find most amazing about that last article - the writer. Arianna Huffington is quite the conservative. For her to lash out like that is really a surprise.
  4. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Dartha (or one of his friends) mentioned these a few weeks ago:
    http://www.michaelpaulus.com/gallery/character-Skeletons

    Neat stuff. Fred is particularly creepy.

    -Le Penguin
    "And how am I supposed to get any sleep with you wearing a loud nightshirt like that?"
  5. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    BTW, Jeff, Ms Huffington's been fairly un-conservative sine the end of the 90s, and is downright liberal when compared to today's right-wingers. She wrote an article about her gradual swing to middle-left back in '00:
    http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=11847

    If only more of the Privileged Few would come to their senses.

    Ugh. Just thinking about all this **** again depresses the living **** out of me. I've got that "what's the point? Why do we even bother living?" sense of impending dread swirling in and around my very being... like that time we went to the Kelsey Grammer film festival.

    Here's to '05: may someone somewhere learn from at least one of the countless mistakes of '04.

    >clink< Bottoms up...

    "You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here, you're beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God's name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion!"

    "It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything."

    "I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, *********! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'"

    "We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra."

    "And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."

    -Le Penguin
    "When it comes to *****, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. No contest. Religion easily has the Greatest **** Story Ever Told. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he dows not want you to do, and if you do ANY of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and EVER til the End of Time.

    ... but he loves[/
  6. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    I think this falls squarely in the "lame but fun" column, right below Jeff:

    http://willow.club.fr/Greedo_Comic/Greedo_Comic_01.htm

    -Le Penguin
    "I'll bet you have."
  7. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    What I do with my chimps is MY business:

    Aries: (March 21?April 19)
    You'll be allowed one last transcendently happy, almost unbearably beautiful thought the moment before the red-hot fishhooks hit your groin.

    Taurus: (April. 20?May 20)
    Although next Wednesday will be a Wednesday through and through, it will feel like a Thursday to you.

    Gemini: (May 21?June 21)
    It is written that in the midst of life we are all in death. That may be true, but in the midst of your own life, you'll actually still be at Circuit City.

    Cancer: (June 22?July 22)
    Your credibility will suffer when the local news runs footage of your burning pants suspended from telecommunications cables.

    Leo: (July 23?Aug. 22)
    Lesions on the brain may sometimes lead to episodes of irrational violence, but yours just make you want to pound the face of country-music star Kenny Chesney against a cement wall until his eyes fall out of his head.

    Virgo: (Aug. 23?Sept. 22)
    You'll experience a measured increase in workplace romance this week when a hastily-typed, company-wide memorandum mandates an immediate 30-percent seduction in office managerial staff.

    Libra: (Sept. 23?Oct. 23)
    By the time the state finally moves to stop your illegal experiments with inebriated, machine-gun-wielding chimps, they'll find out it was a self-correcting problem.

    Scorpio: (Oct. 24?Nov. 21)
    The stars suggest that you keep your mouth shut next week when you lose a lot of money in your church's Pope John Paul II death pool.

    Sagittarius: (Nov. 22?Dec. 21)
    While it's true that sometimes you have to let your friends make their own mistakes, you should really know better than to let them have tedious, unfulfilling sex with you.

    Capricorn: (Dec. 22?Jan. 19)
    Mother Nature wants you to understand that, although she loves you very much and always will, it is time for you to move out of her house.

    Aquarius: (Jan. 20?Feb. 18)
    You will be chained to a rock and tortured for eternity as punishment for stealing the secret of irresistibly flaky, gooey-sweet cinnamon rolls from the gods.

    Pisces: (Feb. 19?March 20)
    You'll set out to tell the tragic story of hopeless love among the beautiful and doomed, but your efforts will result in a full Broadway cast, a Bryan Adams ballad, and endless pages of heartfelt online fan-fiction.
  8. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    speaking of Penguin...

    where has he been?

    I haven't seen much post-age from him lately...
  9. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Le_Peng is on Azeroth...with me, Goat & Hazmatt.

    Bosh

    "BERSERKERS!!"
  10. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    I got a fever, and the only prescription is more green items.

    -Le Penguin
    "I'd rather be leveling."
  11. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    Since y'all have dusted me in levels, you might want to be on the look out for this.

    For those playing the home game, that's a +7 scope for all bows and guns. You know you want it.
  12. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Happy St. Patty's Day, all you Cancers out there.

    (as a side note, the Scorpio horoscope is brilliant!)
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    Aries: (March 21?April 19)
    You'll be justifiably proud after turning your office into a savvy, high-tech marketing machine, but that's before it flies out of control and devastates half of Kansas City.

    Taurus: (April. 20?May 20)
    Although you've long considered yourself something of a singer/songwriter, investigators will weigh your slim notebook of lyrics against the butcher's heap in your basement and decide you're more of a torturer/killer.

    Gemini: (May 21?June 21)
    Although you admit that the thick layer of yellow fat around your heart is a threat to your health, you're not sure about your physician's plan to replace it with a thick layer of pink fiberglass insulation.

    Cancer: (June 22?July 22)
    In yet another odd grandstanding ploy for attention, the Irish Republican Army has offered to shoot you.

    Leo: (July 23?Aug. 22)
    Your ownership of a smoldering powder keg attached to a ticking time bomb continues to be a powerful, if mixed, metaphor.

    Virgo: (Aug. 23?Sept. 22)
    Your friends will laugh at your clanking, smoke-belching, jerry-rigged contraption, but they'll have to respect its ability to make a really outstanding cup of coffee.

    Libra: (Sept. 23?Oct. 23)
    Not only is the large, twisting antler on your forehead a source of constant pain and ridicule, it's also considered a powerful aphrodisiac by many cultures.

    Scorpio: (Oct. 24?Nov. 21)
    Topological mathematicians will soon find a way to define the Gaussian curvature of a surface M in such a way as to prove that you suck.

    Sagittarius: (Nov. 22?Dec. 21)
    You'll be able to trace your lineage all the way back to the War of the Roses, thanks to the Royal Society for Keeping Track of Drunken Syphilitic Half-Wits and Their Bastard Offspring.

    Capricorn: (Dec. 22?Jan. 19)
    It is prophesied that you shall walk in beauty all the days of your life, but you'll still spend your nights going to squalid little bars with the same old crowd.

    Aquarius: (Jan. 20?Feb. 18)
    You're eagerly keeping an eye out for the first robin of spring, but the tightly knit robin community hasn't forgotten what happened last year and has blacklisted your entire neighborhood.

    Pisces: (Feb. 19?March 20)
    You've heard that there's little anyone can do to shed any light on the eternal mysteries of the human heart, but you figure that's because they haven't used bright enough torches.
  13. NOT_JediJeff Jedi Master

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    Dec 18, 2000
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    You stupid Scorpios

    *************************************
    Aries: (March 21?April 19)
    Your stance on the health-care crisis tends to be rather conservative, but for the next few months, it will be heavily influenced by the steel bar protruding from your ribs.

    Taurus: (April. 20?May 20)
    Immortality of a sort is yours when your photo becomes one of the most resonant images of this century, with millions appreciating the late light, your beatific expression, and the butterflies fluttering in and out of your bullet wounds.

    Gemini: (May 21?June 21)
    You've always thought that your tendency to ask a lot of questions about the local culture was appreciated, but judging by the flames licking at your body and the tightness of the ropes, it seems you might have been mistaken.

    Cancer: (June 22?July 22)
    You've never been more internally conflicted than you'll be next Wednesday, when a choice of three desserts reveals what a shallow person you are.

    Leo: (July 23?Aug. 22)
    You don't seem to have as much energy and endurance as you used to?that is, if the little row of charge-indicator LEDs on your chest can be trusted.

    Virgo: (Aug. 23?Sept. 22)
    Even if you can't help your snoring, you should do more to respect the anger of the rest of the Chicago Philharmonic.

    Libra: (Sept. 23?Oct. 23)
    Modern design continues to exert too much influence on your life, as you'll soon be available in six hot new colors, in addition to classic brushed aluminum.

    Scorpio: (Oct. 24?Nov. 21)
    Hope can sustain a person through excruciating personal trials, but unfortunately, there's no real reason to believe that the new Star Wars movie will be tolerable.

    Sagittarius: (Nov. 22?Dec. 21)
    You never thought you feared change all that much, but that's before the temperature started varying by about 100 degrees Fahrenheit every minute or so.

    Capricorn: (Dec. 22?Jan. 19)
    The quite understandable fear of conquering hive-minds will grow to a fever pitch this week when it's revealed that one in five Americans is a component of you.

    Aquarius: (Jan. 20?Feb. 18)
    Your idea was brilliantly executed, but even in today's instant-gratification culture, you won't sell more than a few dozen copies of Learn Rock Guitar In 45 Seconds.

    Pisces: (Feb. 19?March 20)
    The stars forecast a great deal of upheaval and turmoil in your future, especially if you do not return their frickin' celestial hedge trimmer tout de suite.
  14. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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  15. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    Hello,
    SoldiersAngels is a group that Chicago Force has supported in the past. Though CF wont be directly involved with this event, I thought I'd pass it on to anyone who would be interested. SoldiersAngels is an organization that sends care-packages to our combat soldiers in the middle-east.
    _+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+

    Hi Angels,

    I just wanted to let you know about this upcoming event!



    The Illinois Jaycee Charitable Foundation Presents:

    OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL
    A spectacular night of 1940's music and dancing

    Proceeds to benefit

    The Illinois Military Family Relief Fund
    and
    The Soldiers' Angels Foundation

    FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 2005
    Woodridge Illinois

    Tickets: $50.00 each
    All tickets are PRESOLD - sales end April 19th

    More details at: www.soldiersangels.org
  16. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    I have no idea what goes on in this thread but I need to start posting here if I want to get 20,000 posts by ROTS. :p
  17. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    20,000 posts?

    We have almost 35,000 so I'd say you are late.
  18. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    I think he is speaking personally.

    See, when people have no real life, such as dear Sithy here, they often turn to other forms or social interaction. Sithman has chosen to make these forums his main point of social contact. I have witnessed that not only does he use Internet Explorer as his web browser at home, his start up page is set to the JC Forums.

    What was I doing in his bedroom? Just checking the camera connections. The last batch of DVDs were a little grainy.
  19. ANAKIN415 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 5, 2005
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    i think you were on the camera ? where can we get a copy ?

    dont give me that look [face_whistling]
  20. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    I will be a way better Star Wars geek than all of you when I reach 20,000 posts.
  21. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    I agree with the geek part.

    If you actually show up to C3 and have 20k posts, then I'll give you the crown. It will be from Burger King, so I hope that is OK.
  22. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 6, 1999
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    I was hoping for a pink tiara.
  23. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    You mean you were hoping for another pink tiara.
  24. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Apr 21, 2002
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    One can never have too many pink tiaras... at least not if one follows Rex's example. ;)
  25. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    Yes, but at least Rex wears his on his head.

    Bosh
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