Jenn, (AKA Muggles, AKA Rebel, et. al.) will have the last word,
regardless who's right or wrong on any subject. She got run off from
Scorched-Earth because of her stubbornness like this, and is now turning
your group into the same type hell-hole. I've been lurking here simply
for the desire to see how long it would take for her to singlehandedly
ruin your group. Maybe it's time to try and a bit of
"alt.newsgroup.repair". I'll now return to lurk mode.
Funny , you're the second or third "person" to come in here saying that .
The thing is that I haven't seen that behavior from her . I don't recall any
earth-shaking revelations from her , but conversation has been mostly on
topic and civil .
YOU , on the other hand , who we've never heard from before and don't know
, come in here and try to stir up shit . At this point , given a choice I'd
label *YOU* the troll .
Now , trudge your pudgy pimply ass up the stairs from your mommy's
basement and see if she'll give you some milk and cookies and let the
grown-ups go back to their conversations .
Funny that, isn't it? It's a lot like watching "Turner Classic Movies",
or the "History Channel", some of us have seen it all before. Just
because you've not seen the show before doesn't make it less true.
RIGHT! LOL! Does the word "thread drift" have any meaning to you? Jenn is
the queen of going OFF topic, not to mention being the great "SPINster".
On Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:43:51 -0800 (PST), Uncle Monster wrote:
Black robe? Here is what you will need:
1) Hand-bound book made with an ominous-looking hand-lettered script on the
front. Use http://www.unicode.org/charts/ to tweak your imagination. Stain
with suitable blood-coloured smudges. Build extra weight into the spine
(i.e. using fishing sinkers) so that it will fall onto the floor when
placed with less than half of its area over the edge of a table.
2) Old-style mechanical stopwatch.
3) Small 'freon'-style air horn.
4) Piece of blue chalk.
5) Empty cigarette lighter. (Empty of butane, but sparker still works.)
6) Magnet small enough to be 'palmed'.
7) Hand-made candle. It must be hand-made, because inside of it is a fairly
large battery with some custom curcuitry, basically a magnetic reed switch,
a relay, and a strip of fine gauge aluminum wire wrapped around the candle
wick. You will probably need to make a few of these until you get it right,
and practice so that when the candle is on a table, you can reliably cause
a flame to light on the wick just by bringing a magnet close to the base
underneath the table. Get a cloth or leather bag to hold all of the above.
8) Yeah, sure. A black robe and pointy hat wouldn't hurt.
They always work in pairs, usually an 'elder' and a young pup who is trying
to earn brownie points because he's after the foxy daughter of one of the
church elders. A bit of 'acting' is called for. Here is the general script:
Pup: Good morning. Have you heard the good news?
You: "Oh, you two must be <JW, LDS, etc.>. I've been looking forward to
your visit. Please come in." Have them sit down at a small table. Go to
your coat rack and clumsily don the robe and hat. All your other props are
in the cloth or leather bag which had been hidden under the robe.
You need to be a bit clumsy without overdoing it. Take the items from the
bag one at a time to build suspicion and worry as they try to guess what
the next item will be. Start with the stopwatch and blue chalk. Just place
them onto the table. When you remove the freon horn, hand it to the pup,
and tell him that he can be the 'safety'.
Hopefully, one of them will ask what he needs to do. (Well, we all want to
be safe, right?) Here's where your acting skills will be put to the test.
Look him straight in the eye, and solemnnly say: "Oh, don't worry. You'll
know when to use it."
Now, you need to start talking non-stop so thay cannot take control of the
interaction. Talk about the weather, sports, or, things not requiring a
response. Give the lighter to the elder or place it on table next to him if
he does not take it. Place the candle in the centre of the table.
The last time you reach into the bag, palm the magnet and pick up the book
by its weighted spine. Toss the bag away (not onto the table), and place
the book onto the table with the weighted spine overhanging the edge. If
you practice this ahead of time, you should be able to ensure that the book
falls to the floor without making it obvious that you wanted it to fall.
As you bend down to pick up the book, ask the elder to please light the
candle. Most likely he'll be a bit too freaked out, but just in case he
does try, the lighter is not capable of making a flame.
And while you're under the table picking up the book with your free hand,
with the other hand pass the magnet close to the candle so that it ignites.
When you stand again, just thank him and pocket the lighter as if he had
just lit the candle normally. This gives also you a chance to pocket the
Next in a pre-practised flurry, draw a pentagram in chalk around the
candle, pocket the chalk, sit down, open the book to the last page, start
the stopwatch, and pull a pen out of your pocket. Tell them "We should be
getting some sort of a sign pretty soon".
Of course, you will need to improvise. Chant a few bars of minor melodics,
make like you want to hold hands, etc.
If you're really lucky, Junior will sound the horn. When that happens, or
when one of them stands up, stop the watch, write down something in the
book, close the book, and tell them that they just set a new record.
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:06:02 PM UTC-5, Terry Coombs wrote:
The existence of God, what proof is acceptable, etc are now normal
topics for AHR? It doesn't tale being uncivil either, just being
a constant liar, denying obvious facts, creating circular arguments,
The thread was "OT" to begin with, and had already morphed a number of
times to other "OT" topics within the "OT: Trump" *off topic* thread.
I really don't understand what the problem is when there are multiple
"OT" threads going on and hundreds of posts with dozens of people
participating in each of them.
Trolls come on to the group to try to get people to fight while they sit
there and watch the mayhem and laugh about it. I only see their comments
in posts when people respond to them.
If you didn't like the OT discussion about the existence of God, don't
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