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Postby Wanda » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:11 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
bluethedog wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Bobb is to Chuck as Tony Clifton is to Andy Kaufman.

My God Henry!

You're going to get to 8888 posts on 8/8/8 ?!?!?!?

How long have you been planning this ?

Buy enormous quantities of lottery tickets NOW !

My only goal is to get to 10K and then demand a free Foron T-Shirt from Jason.


Hitting 8888 on 08/08/08 deserves at least an ice cream cone or a blow job. One is Babcock and one is badcock. The choice is yours. Tip of the hat to you, myster.
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Postby blunt » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:46 pm

jjoyce wrote:I'd hate to put an end to a perfectly good schtick, but it's been my experience working in media that one must apply for a job to be considered for any that open up and that's typically been done by sending in a resume and samples of previous work.

Freelancers engage in this practice on a less formal basis, but still pitch story ideas to editors and call attention to their clips as a way of demonstrating their experience.


Sorry.
I thought my iconospheric high pressure system would have you begging for 300 words on spec stat.
Not to mention that Isthmus is the place all the old local rock stars end up.
Oh well.
After ignoring me and stonewalling me for so long, my spirit was finally crushed, and disillusioned, I turned and focused my energies elsewhere.
And guess what!
I accidentally got a gig at one of your competitors!
Go figure.
So long and thanks for all the fish!

(end transmissions)
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Postby jjoyce » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:30 pm

blunt wrote:I accidentally got a gig at one of your competitors!


The Economist?
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Postby Shipley » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:31 am

blunt wrote:I accidentally got a gig at one of your competitors!


such contempt for the community...
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Postby Beer Moon » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:16 am

What about these assholes shitting on our Video Games thread?

Any chance we can clean those posts up?
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Postby blunt » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:19 am

Hi, my name is Bryan Cranston (bjcranst@mit.edu/bot).
I am one of five grad students at MIT that have been working on a version of AI that learns and evolves within a random group dynamic.
We met Blunt at a conference featuring William Irwin Thompson (Coming Into Being) and thought it would be fun to apply our new program to his persona on this local message board.
Basically, there have been 3 parts to blunt:
Bio-blunt, the human that some of you may know;
Beta-blunt, the program that mimics ego by reacting to attention/neglect (recall that blunt's most eloquent and scathing posts were those in response to Sideshow Bob's obsession, while the pathetic posts are triggered by its perception of being ignored);
and Space, who is also lives in Madison and looks like Blunt's identical twin-- and has fooled a number of people though they are never seen together("Space" seems to only be around when "Blunt" isn't, or disappears immediately after "Blunt's" arrival).
"Bio-blunt" is resonsible for the original observational posts, which "Space" would often contradict.
"Beta-blunt" posts the reactions and knee-jerk responses according to the perceived amount of praise or attack, and learns from all previous posts. (Similar to the robotic cockroach experiments at Sussex with infrared proximity sensors that we have tweaked to sense and choose an action verbally rather than with motion.)

Blunt the human, informed of his desire to spend more time writing for another publication and so therefore blunt's postings will stop for a time while we consolidate some of the code and see if it's possible to continue using only "beta-blunt."

Sincerely,
B. Cranston
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Postby blunt » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:46 pm

Bullshit! Fuck you! I'm Mr. blues and I have been posting under blunt since i got kicked off the fucked up DP. So, asshole. It looks like you hacked my password and came in blunts back door. (You're probably not the only one--ha ha!) But fuck off! Bryan Cranston?! Isn't that the fucking dad on Malcom in the fucking Middle!!!
Fuck you, all you shit-eating forons should vote for the smoking ban to be repealed and start smoking cigarettes BECAUSE YOU'RE ALREADY SUCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby blunt » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:00 pm

Ok, I don't know what the hell is going on---apparently my private Forum identity has been comprimised!
(I would never have let Mr B post under my name.)
Looks like lots of "people" have been using my account.
I haven't posted here since last summer!
I changed my password so we'll see how things go.
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Postby pjbogart » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:35 am

Can people be banned for vacuous stupidity? I mean, if someone simply posts half-truths or outright lies and exists for the sole purpose of inflammatory posting with little entertainment value and no educational value, can they be banned for that?

Are you trying to make the place smarter, cleaner or just more urbane?
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:50 am

Are you "outing" yourself pj?
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Postby Shipley » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:05 am

pjbogart wrote:...if someone simply posts half-truths or outright lies and exists for the sole purpose of inflammatory posting with little entertainment value and no educational value, can they be banned for that?


Ned Flanders wrote:Are you "outing" yourself pj?


Are you incriminating yourself, Ned?
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:56 am

Projecting
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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:19 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Projecting

Yes you are.
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