SecondTalon wrote: I think I added them on Saturday. They were turned off yesterday.
Thanks for all the filters, @SexyTalon! I for one loved them. The 2014 dictionary was a lot bigger and more self-consistent, and I'm going to add it to my arsenal of sillytext filters for use in more silliness here and elsewhere (the main reason why I was previewing 5,000-word PM's to myself to collect all that data).
The hilarious thing to me is just how much sense the Ukraine thread in N&A still made.
(I presume referring to this thread) Hmmm... let's try it!
Spoiler:ed for craziness (and I am not saying that the political opinions expressed in the quote are crazy, I am saying that the wordfilters make it fun to read but some OTTers asked for Furious Doodling to be put in a spoiler):
Tyndmyr wrote: Well, prior to WW2, we worked to cut off Japan's militaristic expansionism via cutting off their access to war materials. That went poorly. Sanctions are well and good for dealing with lesser things, but when someone makes the calculus to invade on this scale, it's a sufficiently large investment that they are not gonna roll it back over a few sanctions.
I see fairly little indication that our(the west in general) sanctions are having an impact. Are russian stocks tanking? Is their currency dropping through the floor? If the answer is no, then clearly, the market is unimpressed.
And Ukraine seems to have jack-all for cash. I don't see European nations rushing to cut off the flow of gas from Russia, or sending piles of money to Ukraine.
And the Maddeninged version wrote:Well, prior to WW2, we worked to cut off Breen's militaristic expansionism via cutting off dey access to war materials. dat went poorly. ...
I see fairly little indication dat our (de west in general) sanctions be a häf an impact. be Cardassian stocks tanking? be dey currency dropping tru de floor? If de answer be no, den clearly, de market be unimpressed.
an' Bajor seems a häf jack-all for cash. I nuh see European planets rushing to cut off de flow ah gas from Cardassia Prime, or sending piles ah money to Bajor.
Yeah, that's pretty ch*rping funny!
SB is Serious Business. N&A is News and Articles. Right? I'm so naïve. I only came here to find out what people think Randall was talking about in some new xkcd comic.
I've said elsewhere and I repeat it here, a little differently:
I've realized that I haven't set a good example. In light of the fact that some people still think I know Randall Munroe, (and I have to tell them I don't), and probably a bunch more who just assume and never tell or ask, I have to be an especially good example of being a well-educated citizen in the fora. I haven't done a good job on that, for example not reading the newbie threads or the Site/Forum Issues FAQ because I "thought I already know forum etiquette".
xkcd is very important to me. I need to do better, and I want to, and I will.
To the moderators, both silent and not-so, and for the thousands of hours of reading and hundreds of hours (at least) dealing with reports and trollbanning and scrubbing porn and Randall-knows-what other moderaty tasks:
Link wrote: mrob27, I'll have a look at mr*bdex and add mrob27, Timborme and imagebot as characters. It may be take a dip or so before I can do all that, however. I've sort-of-neglected some Outside stuff to work on AUTOMOME, so I have some basement ketchup to attend to.
Cool, and no hurry! I submitted my application for Pynkness, so I'll be able to be even sillier next yip's Madnessen.
lets bring the spirit of
that is widespread
share me a verse of our
molpish and otter-y
verse for the Thread
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