Yeah, I'm down. Mostly because I don't get to be offended any more. I was, then I wasn't, and that made me offended, but then I was not offended because I was and then I don't have a name that starts with 'J' and I'm offended that HSO got over 50 responses and I only got 8 or so and and now I can't remember what I'm even talking about. It has nothing to do with the fact that I'm being punished for something I did in another life. I think.
Maybe I'm losing my crispy crit touch. I used to offend people left and right. Now, people thank me, and then get offended that they weren't offended.
Perhaps the time has come to hang up my critiquing hat and go elsewhere. I suppose I could hang out on MP3.com and start critting people's music and telling them that they're songs lacked a hook; that their solos were dull and uninspired; and, that they should focus more of the effort on their jobs as a waiter in Bennigan's -- where they have a decent shot at becoming successful at something.
Well, I'm offended that HSO hasn't yelled at MikeMunsil (in an offensive way, of course) for not putting Jeraliey back on the list (she was originally #7, but got bumped off by goatboy). And Mr. Clean got bumped off by--of all people--HSO! at the same time. But he's back on.
Posts: 932 | Registered: Jul 2001
Is there no justice in this world? Is there none at all?
rickfisher is correct and rightfully offended. Mike! Mike! Stop fudging up the list. How I am supposed to know who is an offendee and who isn't? This is completely unacceptable. The rage... Someone get me a sack full of kittens posthaste.
First of all, I offend equally. No one should feel they need a number of importance. However, since I recognize the vanity and triviality of the human condition, I can accept that membership numbers might be useful. It is therefore my pleasure to announce that I will be personally assigning membership numbers providing the following criteria is e-mailed to me:
You Full Name, including any aliases Your Social Security Number Your Mother's Maiden Name Your Bank Account Numbers, Credit Cards, and PINs A digitally signed certificate on your behalf pledging to sacrifice at least one harmless animal per calender month -- done in my name, of course A recent photo of you dressed up as any character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show The actual electronic text or post of mine that offended you. (This post may count towards that, if you prefer.)
Failure to provide any of the above automatically excludes you from the coveted, official, and authorized by yours truly membership number.
Nevertheless, you may at any time remain to be offended and be considered a "chartered" member without the need for a membership number. Chartered memberships are authorized through mikemunsil. Should you require more information, mike will be happy to furnish it to you at his earliest convenience.
May a giant raspberry* be in your futures.
*spittle may cost extra.
[This message has been edited by HSO (edited April 02, 2005).]
Games: I avoid the online games. Far too life consuming. I stick with your basic one-player console RPG's these days. I hate playing games on a computer. I'm on a computer enough of the day anyway. Time away from it is much appreciated.
Music: Keyboard is my primary instrument. I have way too much gear from my gigging days -- most of it still in storage in the States, because I don't have any room in my flat, and because it's expensive to ship things over. Not particularly into the soft synths so much, I prefer the hardware versions. I can also play guitar, drums and bass. My wife has a sax, and I'm thinking about teaching myself how to play it. Just haven't got around to it yet.
I like to compose in almost every style of music. I'm equally comfortable in most any style. Some days it's blues or jazz. Other days it's new age / electronica. And still other days it's rock / grunge. I like reggae from time to time, too. I typically avoid country music -- just don't like it enough, I suppose.
Well, I don't believe I'm going to hand you my bank account number or PIN, but I have a cat or two I'd toss into the ring for the monthly sacrificial ritual... :P
Posts: 2026 | Registered: Mar 2005
Well it has been a while since I've checked in here. I'm glad to see that I'm still on the list, even if it's the bottom. Although, my moniker is spelled incorrectly. I should feel put out, but I just can't muster it right now.
Posts: 471 | Registered: Sep 2003