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Dr Adequate
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Message 121 of 310 (341649)
08-20-2006 1:38 AM
Reply to: Message 120 by Faith
08-20-2006 1:03 AM


Make your own jokes, if you can, but don't steal.

It's an insult to those of us with actual talent.

And if you wish to write verse, a basic knowledge of scansion would be useful.

It's bad enough being a plagiarist, without also failing in the process.

Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.


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Message 122 of 310 (341657)
08-20-2006 2:10 AM
Reply to: Message 121 by Dr Adequate
08-20-2006 1:38 AM


Make your own jokes, if you can, but don't steal.

I believe that's called parody.


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Faith
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Message 123 of 310 (341658)
08-20-2006 2:12 AM
Reply to: Message 121 by Dr Adequate
08-20-2006 1:38 AM


I thought your poem was very well crafted, and quite amusing. My effort was a sort of homage to yours in a way while disagreeing with you, although maybe it came out more of a parody. That is hardly plagiarizing. My scansion is impeccable, something wrong with you there. So sorry it turns out you don't have a sense of humor after all, and that your self-declared talent is perhaps not quite as Adequate as you believe it to be.
Cheers.
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Message 124 of 310 (341659)
08-20-2006 2:13 AM
Reply to: Message 122 by robinrohan
08-20-2006 2:10 AM


I believe that's called parody.

Thank you. Great minds ... etc.


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Dr Adequate
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Message 125 of 310 (341671)
08-20-2006 2:41 AM
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08-20-2006 2:12 AM


I thought your poem was very well crafted ... your self-declared talent is perhaps not quite as Adequate as you believe it to be.

* sniggers *

Good u-turn, nice denial of reality, scores at least eight on the Hovind scale.

No, you can't write verse, but you don't know that, 'cos you can't write verse. See Kruger and Dunning: Unskilled and Unaware of It; How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.

But if I ever write "the chimpanzee, up in a tree", or have the gall to pretend that "proseletize" and "dogmatize" rhyme, may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth and my right hand lose its cunning.


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Faith
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Message 126 of 310 (341676)
08-20-2006 2:47 AM
Reply to: Message 125 by Dr Adequate
08-20-2006 2:41 AM


Gad, another raving evo lunatic has settled in at EvC. The place is a magnet for them.
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Dr Adequate
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Message 127 of 310 (341678)
08-20-2006 2:50 AM
Reply to: Message 122 by robinrohan
08-20-2006 2:10 AM


I believe that's called parody.

I believe that the word is actually "pastiche", but there you go.

It is grossly ill-mannered, not to say stupid, to take a good piece of verse and turn it into half-baked trash in the plain sight of the author.

It's like the whole creationist movement in miniature. They cannot discover anything themselves, but they can take other people's ideas and twist and distort them until they're stupid and lame and ugly --- and mean the opposite of what was originally said.

Faith cannot exhibit any actual wit or talent, but at least s/he can make an ugly stupid mess of what I've written.

Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.


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Dr Adequate
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Message 128 of 310 (341681)
08-20-2006 2:53 AM
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08-20-2006 2:47 AM


Gad, another raving evo lunatic has settled in at EvC. The place is a magnet for them.

Well, slinging insults is not actually a substitute for a witty riposte.

But it is as close as you'll ever get.


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Message 129 of 310 (341689)
08-20-2006 3:03 AM


Continue and get suspended
Both of you cut it out! This is the humor thread and you're not funny.

Actually Dr A. I think you started it. Faith's poem wasn't perfect but it was not plagerism nor was it all that bad.

If either of you continue you'll be suspended for more than a day.


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Message 130 of 310 (341702)
08-20-2006 6:52 AM
Reply to: Message 126 by Faith
08-20-2006 2:47 AM


Faith, I don't know what set Dr. A. off, pay him no mind, he's acting loony, ignore him. Your poem based on his was great, I admire and enjoy both your talents and hope you both give us more examples.

--Percy


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iano
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Message 131 of 310 (341773)
08-20-2006 5:29 PM
Reply to: Message 125 by Dr Adequate
08-20-2006 2:41 AM


DA writes:

...and (may) my right hand lose its cunning

Perish the thought myself..


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Phat
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Message 132 of 310 (342934)
08-24-2006 9:43 AM


time for a wee laugh
Subject: From the Manitoba Herald - Illegal Immigration Flood!
From the Manitoba Herald, Canada

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada
Has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to
Stop the illegal immigration. The actions of President Bush
are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll
soon be required to hunt, pray, and agree with Bill O'Reilly.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology
professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields
at night.

"I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood
producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield,
whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and
hungry. "He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range
chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a
chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher
fences,but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers
that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he
said. "The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much
they wouldn't give milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals
near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, drive
them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves. "A lot of
these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an
Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of
drinking water. "They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often
wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors
have been circulating about the Bush administration establishing
re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to drink domestic
beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to sometimes-ingenious ways of
crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on bus
trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a
half-dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration
authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed
senior-citizen passengers on Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney hits to
prove they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the
accordion player on The Lawrence Welk
Show, we get suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are
creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan
Sarandon movies. "I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian
economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many
art-history majors
does one country need?"

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada,
Vice President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged
that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source
close to Cheney said. We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary
concerts. We'll give tax breaks for the construction of more Starbucks
and Birkenstock stores. And we might even put some endangered species on
postage stamps.
The President is determined to reach out," he said


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Message 133 of 310 (342938)
08-24-2006 10:02 AM
Reply to: Message 125 by Dr Adequate
08-20-2006 2:41 AM


Kruger and Dunning: Unskilled and Unaware of It; How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.

That really is a great paper. But there is some subsequent research suggesting that in fact high performers are less accurate at predicting their own performance relative to a group (Kruger and Dunning, 2002).

TTFN,

WK

P.S. I realise this might not seem very humorous.


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Archer Opteryx
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Message 134 of 310 (342956)
08-24-2006 11:23 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by berberry
05-24-2006 12:00 AM


Re: Democrats trying to be entertainers
berberry asks:

Can you quote anything that's as vicious and uncaring as the Coulter quotes I posted?

Michael Moore spouts similar things all the time. He's the one whose first reaction to the September 11 terrorist attacks, posted at the MoveOn.org site on September 12, was to suggest that terrorists aim for 'red states' instead of places like New York.

Here's another sample (in an article full of them) from Christopher Hitchens in Slate:

In a recent interview, [Moore] yelled that if the hijacked civilians of 9/11 had been black, they would have fought back, unlike the stupid and presumably cowardly white men and women (and children). Never mind for now how many black passengers were on those planes—we happen to know what Moore does not care to mention: that Todd Beamer and a few of his co-passengers, shouting "Let's roll," rammed the hijackers with a trolley, fought them tooth and nail, and helped bring down a United Airlines plane, in Pennsylvania, that was speeding toward either the White House or the Capitol.

http://www.slate.com/id/2102723/

I'd say he and Coulter were made for each other.

They'd look suitably hilarious sitting side by side, too.


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Message 135 of 310 (342962)
08-24-2006 11:41 AM
Reply to: Message 110 by U can call me Cookie
08-07-2006 3:37 AM


Re: Confession
A white-haired man races into a cathedral and asks to speak at once to a priest. The priest takes him into the confessional.

'What is your burden, my son?'

'I'm a widower, Father,' says the man. 'My wife, God rest her soul, passed away 15 years ago. Since then I've led a quiet life. But last weekend I took a business trip. The lovely young woman who worked at the front desk took a liking to me. We met for lunch and... well, one thing led to another. We made love 15 times in three days.'

'Say 10 Hail Marys,' said the priest.

'Hail Marys?' said the man. 'Why would I do that? I'm Jewish.'

'Jewish?' said the priest. 'I don't get it. If you're Jewish, why tell me this?'

'Tell you?' said the man. 'I'm telling everybody.'


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