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Author:  Myn Donos [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:45 pm ]
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On a scale from 1 to 10 how unprofessional is it to mail a letter with a Homer Simpson stamp?

Author:  Octavia Terah [ Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:08 am ]
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Hm....I wouldn't call it unprofessional, since I've seen the post office use odd stamps when I have envelopes I'm letting them send out for me as part of a larger mailing drop. What is Homer doing on said stamp?

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:21 am ]
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Myn,

If you want to look professional, use your computer to print the to & from address's directly on the envelope (or on proper labels if the envelope is too large for your printer) and go with the 'forever' stamps for postage, or even have it weighed at the PO desk for that offical postage label.

Just recently, I received a letter from a charity with a handwritten address and a comicbook stamp on the envelope. My first thought was this was outsourced to one of those 'earn-big-$$$-from-home' type envelope stuffers found in the want ads.

Anything like Homer, Muppets, Superman, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Yoda, Archie, Calvin & Hobbes, I would reserve exclusively for personal letters to friends and family.

Birthday card to a former college roomate or your favorite nephew? O.K.

Job resume to a large company? Absolutely not.

The danger is sending the wrong message as a first impression. You can never know who will be opening that letter. It might be a nameless drone, or it might go straight to the desk of the Head of HR. Maybe this person has body image issues and might be offended by a fat, bald, doughnut munching, cartoon doofus. Perhaps they don't like the show or disagree with Groening's political philosophy. All speaken bombad juju for yousa.

Even if you were sending a resume' to FOX specifically applying for work as Matt Groening's personal assistant, I'd avoid a Homer stamp. It's a sure bet he's not only seen it but received a few hundred fan letters with Homer stamps, by now. You certainly do not want your correspondence tossed into a pile of fan mail.

Conform, or at least wear the disguise. There is a reason guys in suits all look alike.
Don't be this clown.

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Piggy

Author:  General Corran Horn [ Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:27 pm ]
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People in Alaska are crazy. I've been up here for 8 days, and I was convinced of that by day 1. But if they ever formed their own army, they'd be unbeatable, even if they attempted a land war in Asia in winter. It's a very different world up here. It was still below freezing today in Fairbanks, and some people were walking through the snow and slush in flipflops and shorts.

Author:  Bowman Gavin [ Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:30 pm ]
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Acclimation for the win?

Mmm.. I would like to see Alaska someday...

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:24 am ]
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+1 for Princess Bride reference!

General Corran Horn wrote:
People in Alaska are crazy. I've been up here for 8 days, and I was convinced of that by day 1. But if they ever formed their own army, they'd be unbeatable, even if they attempted a land war in Asia in winter. It's a very different world up here. It was still below freezing today in Fairbanks, and some people were walking through the snow and slush in flipflops and shorts.


Never go against a Sicillian when death is on the line.

Author:  The Face [ Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:40 am ]
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Aha-ha-ha! Aha-ha-ha! Aha-ha... :shock:

Author:  General Corran Horn [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:45 am ]
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Voort saBinring wrote:
+1 for Princess Bride reference!

Thanks. Got back a few days ago. It's a crazy place with awesome people and ridiculous scenery. Definitely want to go back again.
Photographic evidence: https://picasaweb.google.com/eralitydot ... aRoadtrip#
Aurora borealis FTW

Author:  Myn Donos [ Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:33 pm ]
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I have kidney stones! It's the best news I've had in a long time (no sarcasm!). My back has hurt for 6 months or so and I finally manned up and got some tests done. I was thinking it was a torn muscle that I never let heal properly due to 20+ years of tennis on hard courts, possibly requiring some surgery. As it turns out the problem will solve itself...albeit in the most painful and dramatic way possible! Why am I so happy? I'd prefer a few days of acute agony (which is coming right up, apparently) to the awful cramping pain I've felt for a long time now. Also, the vicodin doesn't hurt!

Moral to the story: if your back hurts you might wanna get it checked out.

Why's everyone so quiet lately?

Author:  Octavia Terah [ Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:13 am ]
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Hooray for not being something more serious! But yes...um, have fun with those passing.... Vicodin is your friend.


As for the quiet part, I think life has just grabbed a hold of people and is refusing to let go! At least, that is the answer I concluded after asking the same question myself.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:03 pm ]
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Lithotripsy.

Myn,
Been there done that. Just a bit over 2 years ago in fact.
The solution is a process called Lithotripsy.
Sound waves pulverize the stones into dust-sized granules and they just 'go with the flow'... so to speak.

In my case it required two courses to get it all.
The process is non-invasive and completely painless.
Lie on a table, chat with the Docs, take a lil' nap and
it's wakey time before a wampa can break a sweat on Tatooine.

Don't let em catheterize you man.

Author:  General Corran Horn [ Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:30 pm ]
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Wow, 6 months is a really long time to have a kidney stone. Ouch.

As for being quiet, I've been spending as much time as possible outdoors and traveling. Tis summer.

I am planning to finally shovel out the money for a decent smartphone, so I'll probably be more connected after that.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:29 pm ]
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Did ja ever find yourself
playing with words and come up with
a lame pun that will only be funny
to maaaaybe the tinyest handful of people?

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Yeah... me neither.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:26 am ]
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Sauron's 'To Do' list

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Author:  General Corran Horn [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:07 am ]
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I think those items need bullet points.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Tue May 15, 2012 9:23 am ]
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Had to ad one more to this list.

Ackbarcrombie & Fish

Voort saBinring wrote:
Fashion desinger puns for the SW universe.
Here are my efforts. Feel free to add any corporate
names you can think of from any industry that might draw a groan or two.

Calvin Clone
Dark Lord & Taylor
Christian Dior-oid
Fendi-onaga
Jos A Binks
Louis Vuitontaun
Dolce & Gabbantha
Sith's 5th Aveune

and at the lower end we have
TJ Max Rebo
JC Padme's

Author:  The Face [ Tue May 15, 2012 9:37 am ]
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+1! :)

Author:  Halley Kadorto [ Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:51 pm ]
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First post of October!

What's everyone been up to? My thesis is going along nicely. I start fieldwork next week with a group of adults with developmental disabilities. It's going to be amazing, I predict.

Author:  Bowman Gavin [ Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:36 pm ]
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Oh you know... the world of IT is VERY exciting.
Melting UPS batteries, power supplies frying... all that fun stuff.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:49 pm ]
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Exploding batteries!?!
What cha building there, Gav... a do-it-yourself home interrogation rig?

Author:  Bowman Gavin [ Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:55 pm ]
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Network closets getting too hot. Batteries go "Sizzle Sizzle Pop, burnyourhandstryingtopullthemout"

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:15 pm ]
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Pour a bucket of ice water on 'em.

Works miracles.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:51 am ]
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Problem in the engine room Red?

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Yup... we got angels.

Author:  Bowman Gavin [ Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:20 am ]
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I'm sure we could slip that into Plot 19 somewhere...

Author:  Octavia Terah [ Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:16 pm ]
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I'll take the terrifying space monkeys over the Dr. Who Angel *shudder*

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:33 am ]
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Yeah that is all kinds of bad mojo.

You may think you've had some bad dreams in the past, but baby just don't you wait until you meet something that can truly kill you in the blink of an eye.

Voort: "The Angels have a Sacul!"

Gavin: "Yup, we're boned."

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:37 am ]
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Gavin,
I'm liking the new avatar.
Makes me wanna poke my pudgy mitts through the screen.

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Is this the view from your side of the airlock
after a tiff with Shadow?

Bowman Gavin wrote:
I'm sure we could slip that into Plot 19 somewhere...

Author:  Deven Tarn [ Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:21 am ]
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I love making my patented 'Danger' Burgers.

Two thick tender burgers, bacon, fried egg, mushrooms, sausages and black pudding dripping with BBQ sauce and wedged in a bun.

Bliss.

Btw, hold my calls, won't be moving for a few days.

Author:  Octavia Terah [ Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:01 am ]
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I don't think I've ever had Black Pudding, let alone thrown it on a burger.

But all the rest of that on a burger? Yeah, enjoy your food coma for a few days! Sounds delish! :)

Author:  The Face [ Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:45 pm ]
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Sounds gorgeous. Whilst I like black pudding, I think it would clash with another preferred ingredient. Pineapple slice!

Author:  Myn Donos [ Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:39 pm ]
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Wow, I thought the board shut down ages ago! I was just feeling nostalgic and popped the address in randomly. Anyone still hang out here? Or are we all grown ups now with jobs and lives and stuff.

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:33 am ]
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To paraphrase a favorite fictional star captain.

"Never grow up. Never surrender."

Author:  General Corran Horn [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:32 am ]
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I still check in every so often. But, ya, life is different now. Other than checking Facebook, I don't haunt the online realm like I used to.

Author:  Dru Kargin [ Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55 pm ]
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I still keep the software here and over at PlotPedia up to date, if only out of courtesy towards Our Gracious Host. ;)

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:12 pm ]
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I've been moving some letters around lately.
Just a page or so.
It feels like the opening to The Hangover.

Anyone want to see it?
Maybe even take it somewhere?

Author:  Octavia Terah [ Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:26 am ]
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I would love to see what you've come up with :)

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:09 am ]
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Google docs link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VtggekCLy9HytmIQ-6od4DTTB2JFjP0IMyiEQpdwdfw/edit?usp=sharing
Share what you think.

Author:  The Face [ Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:00 am ]
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I hope constantly chuckling out loud for the entire story is a good sign!

Loved it! More please!

Author:  Voort saBinring [ Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:01 am ]
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O.K. Boss.
There are 3 more pages now at the same link.

Took an hour to write, it should take an hour to read.

Just scroll down to the dashed lines to get to the 2nd bit.
I sorta know where this is going now, but words are funny things.
Often they take the story where they would go,
rather than to a destination of my choosing.

Also I spell-checked some stuff in the 1st part.
Seems I mis-remembered Voort's true name.

And I've started a comments thread so as to let this poor innocent random thoughts page alone.
http://www.rsplot.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1752

Author:  Myn Donos [ Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:37 pm ]
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Hey Face, is it me or was it TEN YEARS AGO that we all met up in the Craig y Nos castle for your epic Star Wars wedding? I think I'm a few weeks late, but still. Hope you all are well!

Author:  Bowman Gavin [ Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:40 pm ]
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Myn Donos wrote:
Hey Face, is it me or was it TEN YEARS AGO that we all met up in the Craig y Nos castle for your epic Star Wars wedding? I think I'm a few weeks late, but still. Hope you all are well!


I do believe you are right. Wow, that was ten years ago...

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