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TomDavidson
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I was public-schooled, and entered high school at the age of 11. I didn't lie about it.
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quote:
Originally posted by TheHollow:
Why does Ace of Spaces want an apology?

I want an apology because it would be vindication and an acknowledgment of the fact that I have been treated unfairly.

[ January 11, 2012, 05:46 PM: Message edited by: Ace of Spades ]

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Dan_Frank
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Also presumably because publicly wanting one provides opportunities for the community to come together and derail your demand into an amusing thread.

(Note: I really don't know what BB did to you, so for all I know you really are completely justified in wanting one, but frankly at this point I'm not sure I care much. Making a thread to declare that you're owed an apology seems much more like a cry for attention and less like an attempt to rationally state your case. It's passive aggressive and whiny, which ultimately wins you very little sympathy.)

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Scott R
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quote:
Originally posted by Annie:
I stole my Uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play.

That's hilarious.
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
quote:
Originally posted by Annie:
I stole my Uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play.

That's hilarious.
In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog.

[Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ace of Spades:
quote:
Originally posted by TheHollow:
Why does Ace of Spaces want an apology?

I want an apology because it would be vindication and an acknowledgment of the face that I have been treated unfairly.
You did get me to look at your posting history (since I surmised from your member number and your registration date that you are not just new to all this) and the majority of your posts (in the range until I lost interest) are about this perceived injustice.

I really think you need to get a haircut, man.

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And maybe a job as well, a real one.
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His face was treated unfairly? No wonder he wants an apology.
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Here's a quick summery from memory:

Ace: I demand an apology!

BB: You know my email, let's talk.

Ace: (makes a new thread) I'm owed an apology!

BB: You should email me.

Ace: (makes new new thread) Where is my apology?!?

BB: My email hasn't changed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
quote:
Originally posted by Scott R:
quote:
Originally posted by Annie:
I stole my Uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play.

That's hilarious.
In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog.

[Wink]

Well, it's not quite up there with the worst thing I've ever done.

I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, I made a noise like I was puking, and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.

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That's horrible.

I'm laughing, but it's horrible.

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When I was about 7, I stole a dollar bill from an unattended donation jar at a Buddhist center my mom worked at. I bought ice cream. It was the bitterest ice cream I've ever eaten. The next time I was at that center, I put all of the allowance I'd earned in the interim into the jar. I remember feeling like it was a lot of money but it was probably in the $5-$10 range.

I would love say that was the only time I ever stole, but it's not.

Just a few years ago I was at a little kiosk getting a copy of a key made. The employee was very rude, the price seemed unusually high, and I was in a hurry. I set a small pack of elastic cords on the counter with the actual copies, nonverbally indicating I wanted to buy them. I realized as I was paying that she hadn't rung me up for them, and I didn't say anything when she bagged them up with the keys.

I felt sort of bad walking back to my car, until every elastic in the pouch broke as I tried to use them (while still sitting in the car). I decided it was pretty much a wash after that.

The key I got there wasn't great, either.

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quote:
I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, I made a noise like I was puking, and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.
Chunk!
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Yes!
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Scott R
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I totally didn't remember that the fake beard and the knocking the sister down the stairs were a part of that movie.

[Smile]

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seeing as this is a troll thread I thought I would just post in it to find my member number. Hope no one minds!
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hmmm, only took me 7 years to get my first post... I am pretty sure that I posted years ago though, are they erased after a specific number of years or something?
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quote:
Originally posted by stevenrushing:
seeing as this is a troll thread I thought I would just post in it to find my member number. Hope no one minds!

Look again! I started this thread.
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He called you a troll dude, you gunna let that fly? ROFL!
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Sometimes you make up lots of stories just so the real story doesn't seems so weird, so that nobody really notices it when it comes out, it's just another one. In other words, most of it's just camouflage, or mainly bullshit--depending on your privileged or poetic diction, that is. What does comes as a surprise, after the years of accretion, is how that one real story, buried deep and so obscured that it's even hard to remember how it went, or what actually happened, well I wanted to say how the very shape of that story has turned out to inform the shape of all the others laid upon it. In fact, it might turn out to be just the shape of one sentence, or a word: Run.
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quote:
Originally posted by deerpark27:
Run.

!!!
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quote:
Originally posted by Ace of Spades:
quote:
Originally posted by stevenrushing:
seeing as this is a troll thread I thought I would just post in it to find my member number. Hope no one minds!

Look again! I started this thread.
Exactly.
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quote:
Originally posted by deerpark27:
Sometimes you make up lots of stories just so the real story doesn't seems so weird, so that nobody really notices it when it comes out, it's just another one. In other words, most of it's just camouflage, or mainly bullshit--depending on your privileged or poetic diction, that is. What does comes as a surprise, after the years of accretion, is how that one real story, buried deep and so obscured that it's even hard to remember how it went, or what actually happened, well I wanted to say how the very shape of that story has turned out to inform the shape of all the others laid upon it. In fact, it might turn out to be just the shape of one sentence, or a word: Run.

Sometimes you make up a lot of obscure words and post them on forums just so everyone thinks you're an eloquent cyberpoet.
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seriously, 'accretion?' 'diction?' 'inform?' all clearly made up words
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Interestingly, the one made-up word in that exchange, as far as I can tell, is "cyberpoet."
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I think she probably meant 'made up a lot of obscure words' in the sense of 'made them up as a post'. Not in the sense that deerpark is actually attempting to create new words. If she meant that, I doubt she'd have described them as 'obscure', as that word directly states they have a meaning already.
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The only word in that post that was even slightly obscure is "accretion", and even if you don't know it, the meaning is easy to deduce in the context given. Deerpark uses it effectively, by which I mean succinctly and eloquently.

Also, we're on the Internet. While I'm not necessarily promoting the use of obscure words just to be abstruse, looking up a word only takes a few seconds.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
He called you a troll dude, you gunna let that fly? ROFL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcTdrDVqe4#t=1m54s
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quote:
Originally posted by stevenrushing:
I am pretty sure that I posted years ago though, are they erased after a specific number of years or something?

Not since the date you joined. Anyway deleted posts still count in your tally of posts. If you posted years ago, it wasn't with this screenname.
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Are you the same stevenrushing who wrote:

quote:
Ivan peaked into the red room...



[ January 16, 2012, 01:03 PM: Message edited by: Ace of Spades ]

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I'll come clean... when I'm on Hatrack, I keep trying to use a "like" button that doesn't exist!
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I have genuinely thrown up in a movie theatre during my battle with anxiety. I was trying to hide it, though. To this day, I silently thank the person I was with for not making a big deal out of it.

An unpleasant time in my life.

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yeah, my face is all red now, quite embarrased at ancient words. that was juvenile me trying to write way back in the day. And here is hoping 10 years from now juvenile me looks back at right now juvenile me and remembers that guy who had given up.


quote:
Originally posted by Ace of Spades:
Are you the same stevenrushing who wrote:

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Ivan peaked into the red room, observing his baby sister doing cartwheels in front of the vidcorder; or rather trying to do cartwheels, as she fell on her head as often as she clumsily completed the cartwheel. The elder brother could not help but wonder when his little sister would grow up and act her age. He had certainly never vidcorded himself doing cartwheels. No, at the ripe age of seven, Ivan knew everything.
Celeste quickly put herself between him and the corder as Ivan erupted into her room, already surveying the work to be done. “Stop being silly Celeste, or Captain Greybeard will choke you dead in your dreams.” I wish the old geazer would. The old sailor peered down fiercely from the painting on the wall at all that met his gaze. His eyes seemed to assure a swift death to those before him, after he finished the tobacco in his pipe of course.
The spectator to this spectacle watched apathetically in silence. He of course remembered these events, and what he thought when he first witnessed them, but it was odd to “hear” the thoughts left unspoken.



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quote:
Originally posted by stevenrushing:
hmmm, only took me 7 years to get my first post... I am pretty sure that I posted years ago though, are they erased after a specific number of years or something?

You're probably thinking of your posts here.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Here's a quick summery from memory:

Ace: I demand an apology!

BB: You know my email, let's talk.

Ace: (makes a new thread) I'm owed an apology!

BB: You should email me.

Ace: (makes new new thread) Where is my apology?!?

BB: My email hasn't changed.

I don't know his email. If I did I wouldn't use it because I have nothing to say that I wouldn't want everyone to read.
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It's in his profile. Just click on his name. And who says you have anything to say that we want to read?
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quote:
Originally posted by Glenn Arnold:
...who says you have anything to say that we want to read?

I think you just did.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ace of Spades:
I don't know his email. If I did I wouldn't use it because I have nothing to say that I wouldn't want everyone to read.

Well then, don't hold back, champ!
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quote:
Originally posted by Glenn Arnold:
It's in his profile. Just click on his name. And who says you have anything to say that we want to read?

I said I wouldn't use his email address even if I knew it, so you respond by explaining how to get his email address. Brilliant.
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Hey man don't worry, you can just let it all out!

We can all read what you have to say here!

C'mon tiger!

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No. Brilliant is acting (Post edited by Janitor Blade), year after year, alias after alias, and then expecting people to still care what you have to say. Particularly when talking about a respected moderator.

[ February 04, 2012, 06:39 PM: Message edited by: JanitorBlade ]

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Kwea: Please stop attacking Ace of Spades. He's clearly trying to get people to break the TOS so I am forced to moderate in his favor.

AOS: I'm really getting tired of this game. If you have no intention of actually talking about your supposed grievances with me via email, then your bringing them up again and again constitutes not posting in good faith. Stop posting about it here.

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I guess I can jump right to the punchline here too.

Saying "I have nothing to say that I wouldn't want everyone to read" and then declining to do anything of substance publicly is a great way to say the same thing: it's not posting in good faith, it's pointlessly agitating.

Hooray?

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Pointlessly Agitating would be a good band name.

I remember how appalled I was when I found out someone was already using the moniker Fatboy Slim. That felt gravely unjust.

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quote:
Originally posted by CT:
Pointlessly Agitating would be a good band name.

Alan Moore's Eminent Discontent
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quote:
Originally posted by JanitorBlade:
Kwea: Please stop attacking Ace of Spades. He's clearly trying to get people to break the TOS so I am forced to moderate in his favor.

AOS: I'm really getting tired of this game. If you have no intention of actually talking about your supposed grievances with me via email, then your bringing them up again and again constitutes not posting in good faith. Stop posting about it here.

I haven't posted about it since January 10, almost a month ago. You're the only one bringing it up now.

Could this be a Telltale Heart situation?

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No it couldn't. And it doesn't matter if you bring it up triannually. If you aren't serious about discussing it in private, where it should be discussed, if at all, then I'm not permitting you to troll people by posting about it here.
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I hear-by vote for a Hatrack ignore button. I think everyone in the thread knows why.

Until then I'll just post IGNORED. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Kwea:
I hear-by vote for a Hatrack ignore button. I think everyone in the thread knows why.

Until then I'll just post IGNORED. [Big Grin]

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