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Old June 5, 2000, 04:37 PM   #1
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One of my favorite things is checking into the TEST threads and seeing how carried away they get...

I remember in the early days of TFL a TEST thread basically stopped after 2 or 3 posts...

OY, how times have changed!!!!

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Old June 5, 2000, 04:41 PM   #2
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George, do you mean like....

Press to test
Release to detonate

Oh well.....


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Old June 5, 2000, 04:48 PM   #3
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Oh George your a brave soul, early days Sensop and I wasn't here. This way we stay hidden and nobody can find us.

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Old June 5, 2000, 06:35 PM   #4
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Geez, that was the hardest test I've ever tooken. Gimme a Shiner...no, No, NO....not a black eye! A Shiner Bock!!!!

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Old June 5, 2000, 08:02 PM   #5
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While waiting in the drive through at the bank today there were two men working on the machine that magically swishes yer money, deposit slips, etc. away. I took this opportunity to ask the age old question that has haunted many of us for years.

Yes, yes in deed. The machine is capable of transporting a medium size house cat without risk of malfunction.

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Old June 5, 2000, 08:46 PM   #6
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I've got another emu story.

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Old June 5, 2000, 09:28 PM   #7
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Emu, I know what them are. That's them critters that look like the product of a big ol' osterich what's done been violated by a bantam rooster.

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Old June 5, 2000, 10:08 PM   #8
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Its nothing to get TESTY about.

Sensop, go ahead. I ain't heard a emu story in a while. One question though.....you gotta skillet big enough ta fry that thang in?

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Old June 5, 2000, 11:00 PM   #9
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Here in GA we pluck 'em, gut 'em and lay 'em over a pit like a pig roast. We do fish the same way. 'Matter of fact, that's the way we cook everything.

Okay, emu story. Every word true! South of here, just outside of the little country town of Hawkinsville, it seems a little old lady called the wife of a co-worker of mine to ask for some help. She lives a half mile or so down the dirt road from my friend.

After the phone call, the wife called my friend and told him the story the old woman had told her.

She hadn't been out of the house in two days because there were some giant wild turkeys that were hanging around her house and they wouldn't let her out. Really. She hadn't been out of the house for two days. A 67 year old woman, living alone. 'Turns out she was in no health danger. 'Had plenty to eat and the fridge was full, but she was terrorized for two days and nights.

Every time she would think the way was clear and she'd make a dash for the car, one of those wild turkeys would come flying around the corner straight for her. Once during this time she got in the car but couldn't get out. 'Seems she had gotten to the car, but had dropped her purse with the car keys in it in a dash for life to the car door. So she had to wait 'til dark to get back to the house. That was the first day.

Once she got back in the house she couldn't remember the emergency telephone number for help (you know, 911?). Oy! She had dropped her eyeglasses in her run for life from the car back to the house in a daring, running snatch of the purse as the giant turkeys closed in on her. Almost got her too.

On the second day, she noticed the turkeys got up on the porch and just stayed there. They would peck and bump into the door and walls and windows so hard, she was afraid they would break. The poor woman was terrified. 'End of the world as she knew it!

Finally she found an old pair of glasses and was able to dial Tina and Danny's (my coworker friend) house for help. This was midafternoon the second day. Tina knew what was going on right away and told the old woman to stay put and help was on the way. The emus (oh, you guessed?) were from a nearby farm and the old lady never knew about them. They were used to people and were just hungry. The owner came and got them and everything was okay. Except the poor old lady now packs a .22 every time she steps outside the house.

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Old June 6, 2000, 04:42 AM   #10
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Another great, true story to add to the RKBA files!
Thanks for sharing sensop.
Just shows that you never know when someone might come knocking ...er pecking at your door.
And you just can't be too careful when it comes to p*ckers!


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Old June 6, 2000, 05:56 AM   #11
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Oh, no! These peckers was flying Messerschmits!



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Old June 6, 2000, 07:07 AM   #12
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Sensop,
Great old joke! For some reason, when I shared that joke with my German-speaking friends they never got it!!??

Perhaps it gained something in the translation!
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Old June 6, 2000, 10:03 AM   #13
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Well that would sure scare the stuffing out of me

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Old June 6, 2000, 12:03 PM   #14
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After that story I think Sensop is running low on his meds, is there anyone that wants to take up a donation and get him some more. You all know Aug. is just right around the corner and we can't run short on those meds. LOL

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Old June 6, 2000, 12:28 PM   #15
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I was kinda countin' on some Shiner (pouting, with bottom lip out ...)

WHOA! A barfin' smiley! A BARFIN' SMILEY!! My most ardent TFL dream has come true! A barfin' smiley. Oh, my. Heh, heh.

I'm happy!

What? Maximum number of images of eight?!!!! I've been bagged!

BTW, seven is the max no of images permitted.
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Old June 6, 2000, 01:15 PM   #16
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Next week the maximum number of smilies permitted will be six. But that's all we want. Just a "reasonable," "common sense," "compromise" on smilies. We don't want to take them away, we just want to keep them out of the hands of unauthorized users.

((Is the mike off? ... Okay... Little do the dummies realize that we next cut the smilies back to five, then four, then three and so on until the Administrators will be the *only* "authorized users"! Heh, heh, heh.

Okay, let's go back to SCI, Smiley Control, Inc. ))
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Old June 6, 2000, 01:25 PM   #17
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Dennis, I think your in need of that medicine too, think instead of Shriners, OH I forgot, Shiners we need meds. LOL and last but least the newest added one

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Old June 6, 2000, 01:26 PM   #18
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To smiley control!

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Old June 6, 2000, 08:46 PM   #19
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Always wear a smile, It makes people wonder what you're up to.

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Old June 6, 2000, 08:56 PM   #20
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AWRIGHT DENNIS! CUT IT OUT! I'm supposed to be able to get eight smileys and it would only give me seven. This is a direct violation of my Right to Keep and Bear Smileys. Your a closet anti-smiley! Quick, somebody call the National Smiley Association!



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Old June 6, 2000, 09:15 PM   #21
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When was the post smiley capacity limit reduced? Was it done by constitutional legislation, or were our rights to hi-smiley capacity posts limited by executive order? What is the Smiley Users of America doing about this? Is there a sunset provision on this limit.
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Old June 6, 2000, 10:11 PM   #22
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(Heh, heh, heh.) First the smilies: 8...7...6...5...
going, going, gone!

Then signatures longer than ten lines, then eight lines...7...6, etc. until the longest sig will fit on one line.

We don't want to eliminate sigs, just control the length of them.

(Wait until we start on *post* length! heh, heh, heh.)
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Old June 6, 2000, 10:13 PM   #23
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My guess would be that the Smiley Limit is to protect us form the Hords of Attack Moles that seem to show up from time to time (usually in response to something Sensops says)

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Old June 6, 2000, 10:24 PM   #24
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How many Pre-ban Pukes are allowed?

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Old June 6, 2000, 11:19 PM   #25
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(Wait until we start on *post* length! heh, heh, heh.)

It's already happening in my state. The last two times I've started the new End of Summer Meet threads the server wouldn't except them as written. I had to break it into two parts to get it to post.:bark:
No it doesn't really make me want to puke, I just hadn't had the opportunity to use them yet. Don't get a chance to use the little feller in the glasses often either.


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