|Discussion Board Humor||MikeC|
Jun 18, 2001 10:39 AM
|I don't remember seeing this here before. If it wasn't written for us, it should have been!|
|Darn...put the URL in the wrong place!||MikeC|
Jun 18, 2001 10:40 AM
|If it weren't so true, it would be funny||Dog|
Jun 18, 2001 10:53 AM
|I get that feeling a lot around here, and frequently I am guilty of the "not answering the question, but instead rant" answers. Sort of goes with the territory, I suppose.
Jun 18, 2001 12:45 PM
|Yeah, it is pretty much dead-on accurate. I guess there are two types of errors: someone just throwing a question out there when it could be easily determined on their own. (i.e. How much does Shimano XXX part weigh?) with just a tiny bit of looking on the net; and then the more common "Tanget Mode" for responses. |
I often tell people that my advice is worth at LEAST what they paid for it.
|something else you can count on...||Dog|
Jun 18, 2001 1:56 PM
|If some of us make even the most innocuous, non-controversial statement, someone will come along and directly contradict and call you stupid for ever having thought it. That continues to amaze me. It seems there are those that lurk, not really offering much positive, but descend upon some of us (who seem to be targeted more than others) only to contradict, pester, and annoy. I must admit, though, that some do so quite eloquently, and do add some spice to the threads. It's gotten now that I count on it. Sort of good/evil, yin/yang sort of thing, I suppose.
|You're just wrong!||mike mcmahon|
Jun 18, 2001 2:04 PM
|Furthermore, your message makes it patently obvious to everyone that you don't know the first things about cycling or cyling disussion boards. ;-)|
Jun 18, 2001 2:31 PM
|I got a C+ in high school physics and thought about taking some engineering class in college and I post infrequently under different names and ride my bike even less frequently, but you've really asked for it this time...|
|Straight A's in Love||Wailer|
Jun 18, 2001 3:35 PM
|Well a-reading and a-writing and arithmetic
Never did get through to me
It ain't because I'm square or thick
Cause I learned my ABC's
But when I graduated from the grammar school
And I moved one grade above
I began to be a snooky-hook
But I made straight A's in love
Now the teacher would say to learn your algebr-a
But I'd bring home C's and D's
How could I make an A when there's a swinging maid
On the left, and on the right and on the back and the front of me?
Oh my grades are low on my card, I know
But they oughta give me one above
If they'd give me a mark for learning in the dark
I'd have straight A's in love
Now in my senior year with graduation near
I did my homework every night
And when my mama said I oughta go to bed
I'd turn out all the lights
But my sweetie pie was waiting right outside
She'd be a cooing like a dove
Though I did my best, I failed semester tests
But I made straight A's in love
|So that's been you all this time huh? NM||Lazy|
Jun 19, 2001 9:23 AM
|You can count on me||Wailer|
Jun 18, 2001 3:57 PM
|Dougie, without evil there would be no good and vice versa. Imagine any movie without an element of risk, fear, or failure; all perceived as forms of evil. Besides, how many components are there on a bicycle? 25 or so? How many times can you discuss which rim tape or tire or tubes or stem to buy? People forget that the critical element to cycling is the cyclist, not the bicycle and its parts.
Cyclists are much more interesting than what they ride or what components they choose or how they elect to spend their money. It is within the examination of the human cyclist that the interesting discussions takes place, otherwise everyone could just pick up the latest copy of Colorado Cyclist and we could all give each other a reach around over parts we don't need.
|You can count on me||Leroy L|
Jun 18, 2001 4:32 PM
|That is too close for comfort - but, that's part of the charm of these forums. I especially like the advice threads that start something like "I don't have any experience with/ don't know anything about widgets, but I think...."|
|I am famous everywhere for, "I don't have any experience with/||bill|
Jun 19, 2001 9:14 AM
|don't know anything about." Have you been talking to my wife? |
These are, however, clearly the easiest posts to write. Gotta get off the hook somehow (yes, I am a lawyer).
I try, though, I really try. If I'm wrong, you pack of dogs will set me straight.
|Dougie, without evil there would be no good and vice versa.||bill|
Jun 19, 2001 9:18 AM
|The John Milton school of cycling knowledge? |
For some reason, it was not until I visited the litte chapel (St. Margaret's, I think) next to Westminster Abby where John Milton attended church (according to the little plaque) did I really feel that I was in England.
|The devil is in the details||Wailer|
Jun 19, 2001 10:43 AM
|See, the cylcist is much more interesting that the cycle. Sounds like you enjoyed a good trip. I am doubly cursed, having wasted years obtaining degress in engineering and philosophy. These two mental slants combine to create great arguements in my head. The need to understand how things work fighting the knowledge that the most interesting problems are human and can't be understood within the span of a single lifetime.
"All is not lost; th' unconquerable Will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield..."
- "Lucifer" in Paradise Lost'
"Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners, Saints, as heads is tails, just call me Lucifer 'cause I'm in need of some restraint. So if you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste, use all your well learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste..."
- The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil
Oh, if any of you construe by the use of these two quotes that I am some sort of satanist, which I am, in addition to being a fundementalist christion, an orthodox jew, a shiite muslem, a hindu, a buddhist, an animalist, a roman catholic, a protestant, a morman, and of course, a southern baptist, I will not waste my time trying to explain their relevance to you.
|The've got stuff you can take for that now, you know. nm||bill|
Jun 19, 2001 12:20 PM
|My serotonin is just fine, thank you. nt||Wailer|
Jun 19, 2001 12:52 PM
|you've been outed, Mr. Lector :-) nm||Dog|
Jun 19, 2001 10:24 PM