Saturday, September 02, 2006

With Dr. Debroah Frisch in lock-up or away from the keyboard for fun, the DebLand Security forces can take a deep breath and lower the advisory to the lowest level since ... well ... evah

This, of course, does not mean we should not be vigilant.

I fully expect to see all heck break loose when I get another chance to get on the net.


At 3:31 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...



you're back! (not that we don't love sulla totally, because we do.)

At 3:36 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

we love you sulla, oh yes we do,
and to you sulla we'll be true,
when you're not with us, we're blue;
oh su-ulla we love u.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Mariposa said...

I wanna sing with Otta

You are our sunshine, our only sunshine, you make us happy when skies are grey.....

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Too late... he has you "on the list"


At 3:45 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

More sad news (yes McGehee, I'm crying in my beer):

Cal is now down 0-14 against Tennessee right before halftime. C'mon Bears! You're #9 in the nation, don't be chumps! Okay, I'm calm, somewhat, again.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


what a great medley!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

True dat about getting what they deserve. Of course years ago I was getting to the point where I would just meet a woman and instantly give her half of my stuff

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

And speaking of forcing your religious beliefs on people being the root cause of the global problems we now face, this just in:

Sorry, I just can't ever remember how to do the link thing. Sorry, but telling me how to do it won't help. I am but a worm.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Hey glad the move is over and you and the horde are taking a day off. After all, now the real work begins.

Did you ever utter the mandatory statement of : i don't remember buying all this crap. When did we buy all this crap?"

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


I'm "Calling You Out."

Cuz. you know. I'm Stephen Colbert.

At 3:54 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

coal bear

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

That link didn't work.

What was the headline, I'll search on that.

(Yes, I DO know how to Google!)

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Mariposa said...

I wasn't ignoring you Otta (promise). I got caught in the vortex of the other thread and then was urgently needed for a game of fetch down the hallway.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Wasn't that a lovely invitation they gave us? So considerate those Muslims. Whelp...that does it for me. I am convinced. They truley are "The Religion of Peace" Could anyone point me to the nearest Mosque or Immam?

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

My email address is:

I would be more than happy to have an offline conversation about "that topic" with you.


At 3:59 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Just go to the top of Drudge and follow the link about the latest vid from those happy and friendly Al Qaeda folks

At 3:59 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


no problem . . . i haven't been back to the other thread.

(someone's trying to pull me into a religious discussion that i'm trying my best to take offline because i know this isn't the place for it.)

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Cool. "Major League" in on Spike right now.

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...


We're in the house we're going to live in after I retire. (1.5 years and counting)

I thought I'd read you say you'll have to move again in about two years? I feel for you. Must feel good to be done though!

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Otta...two things:

One: Have you ever lived in Vacaville?

Two: You aren't hijacking the thread. We have all been talking about that stuff. No hijacking needed. You are just fine. I swear.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

Got it!

Reminds me a little of those Fox reporters who "converted" to Islam by their own free will.

By "their own free will" I of course mean "with a gun pointed to their head and the threat of death if they didn't".

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Except that this piece of dog crap is a rich spoiled little shit from Souther California that converted all on his own. More of an American Taliban type pece of shit.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

i never lived in vacaville, but I did live in Davis. My dorm was right by the agricultural pasture.

so I didn't live in Vacaville, but my room definitely had a cow-town aroma.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Mariposa said...

Gotta run. I get to watch my favorite MLB team (Astros) on tv for the first time in forever.

Bye everyone.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Pix...I can place a bet your aren't anywhere near being over the top compared to me. ;)

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

Here's the deal with: Religion, Politics, Sex.

They are all PERSONAL - very personal.

That means they are unique parts of every person. I am hetero. I may be a little more over the top in my sexual practices than others, I may be a little more conservative.

I've already proven I dont have a damned label politically - I know and stand up for what I believe in; what I understand - If I don't get it, if I don't think I can "prove" or back up my opinion, I remain silent and absorb... and digest and form an opinion. No one is right. Everyone is right. Until I can prove otherwise.

It is MINE.

No one wants to hear my personal tales of woe.


Here is my .78 cents (just went up with with the gas prices):

"Do not throw your pearls before swine" (if I might quote scripture).

And, "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

And I don't remember where I was going with this - just my two favorite Biblical lessons that I try to practice daily.

And remember: much is lost in the written word. This was a hard, hard lesson for me.

Oh Christ on a biscuit - I AM a hippie.

damn it all.

PLACE THAT BET BAYBEEEEEE! Buahahahhahahahahhahaha!

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

OttaVarima please check your gmail

At 4:14 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

One: Have you ever lived in Vacaville?

maybe i dreamed it, but i thought i answered this question in a previous thread ... the only time i've ever lived in california was when my stepdad was a marine at camp pendleton.

i did once have a friend from vacaville in dance school in ontario. is that so strange?

what is it about vacaville, anyway, hose?

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

are so ON, Hose.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

are so ON, Hose.

Do overs!

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

And I am an IT contact at work.

I am so not worthy...

No wonder there have been no responses to our job listings.

I'm so ashamed.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Pixie said...


At 4:24 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

My keys are all sticky... it's ALL YOUR FAULT for making me spit coffee, coke, food, whatevah all over my keyboard today.

I'm going to CVS right now to purchase a new keyboard.

Thats my story and I'm sticking (never wanna hear the word sticky again, mind you) to it.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I lived and worked there for awhile. I worked for the "Vacaville Ballet Company"

The picture you have up looks almost identical to their ballet, and thus why I asked.

Now, had I seen your reply, I wouldn't have asked a second time.

I believe you have been getting really snarky for no reason whatsoever, and I would like to ask that you refrain from doing so.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

I am disgusted (not about you Pixie).

Cal down 0-28 only 90 seconds into second half. #9 my ass!

What else is on?

And here's that link for pixie.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

I believe you have been getting really snarky for no reason whatsoever, and I would like to ask that you refrain from doing so.

really? where?

i'll be happy to refrain from further, if you will instruct me.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Late to the thread....
Joe,..Oh Joe, say it ain't so. One of my favorites from this blog is pulling for Cal?
Well, we can agree to disagree. I grew up (some would argue that point...) in Knoxville. Didn't go to school there but was properly and effectively brainwashed when it comes to college football.
BTW, it's 28-0 now.
Will keep you posted.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Shelleigh said...

Thank you Joe.

*deeeep sigh of relief*

At 4:34 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

because this is not a snarky place. unless it's directed at deb.

let's face it.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

i like you, hose.

sorry the feeling's not mutual.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

done, rabbit!

At 4:37 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Cal Alumnus, can't help it. Really bummed: 0-35. We suck. At least Oregon beat Stanford.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I wonder if I know your friend. Was she in dance there? And was it in the last 10 years...if I am not getting too personal.

I was just thinking "small world"

And the snarkiness was in refference to the "What's with Vacaville" and " I thought I dreamed answering it and another comment to RF.

If I am misinterpretting it, I apologize. But it was a simple question, that appeared to have a snarky response.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Maybe I am just eating too much red meat and am now thinking of cleaning house....or at least pipes.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

No, the feeling IS mutual...or so I had thought. I guess I should refer to my post about nuances being misinterpreted or lost when writing.'

Like I said, if misinterpreted, I humbly beg forgiveness.

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Thanks to Pix for the link from her blog.

Now THIS is a mission I can get into.

Name: Hosedragger

Your super-secret codename is:

Your mission is...

Master the art of the Samurai then kill Quinten Tarentino

Second Secret Mission:

Your mission is...

Set each teletubby on fire and bury their carcasses in the abandoned salt mines

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

But if I had offended, I need to know to mae sure I never do such a thing again. I have no intention of offending any of youze guyz.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

If I am misinterpreting it, I apologize. But it was a simple question, that appeared to have a snarky response.

i am so sorry hose. did not mean it that way at all.

i really truly reserve all snarkiness for deb, chell, and what's his name ... that idiot boy who loves deb so much. gideon. that's it.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

No ill feelings guys had their ass handed to them last year. I'm still eating humble pie.
I just hope you guys beat a little tired of that one and Cal looks like the best chnce for it to happen.
And I'm proud to have a Cal alum as a blog friend.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Cal 3-35 against Tennessee. Whoop-ti-doo. Dose bumbs...

At 4:53 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


With the way we're playing, we won't beat USC. At this point, I'd be happy only if we beat Stanford. Hate those guys.

UT looks reborn though.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...


Frisch'sname no longer appears at that offender site I found yesterday.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Either she saw the post, called the service and had them remove it, or they have a limit as to how long they keep it up. My money is on the former

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

There's still fifteen minutes left...and I remember what fate and a marching band can do.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Helloooooooo (echo) - anybody in there?

(thunk, thunk) Huh.

Since I'm all alone in here, I think I'll sing. No one ever want me to sing, I can't imagine why.

Ok, I'm warning you. If I don't hear from anybody here right quick, I'm gonna sing. You have been warned.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


At 5:02 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Please! Cheer me up, my college team is getting pwn-dizzled by Yoda's team.


I don't believe our kickass band will save the day, although you never know what a well placed tuba can do.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Well, you almost saved yourselves, but Joe asked, so here goes!

(BTW, it is quite impossible to convey the sound of humming to the theme of Halo 2.)

Ahem -

Hello Darkness my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
because a vision softly creeping
left its seeds while I
was sleeping
and the vision
that was planted in my brain,
still remains within the
Sounds of Silence

At 5:10 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

yay... again...

one touchdown gone, four more to go for the win. blech.

Cal 11-35 against Tennessee.

At 5:11 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Wait, that was depressing, how about:

Left a good job in the city,
Working for The Man every night and day,
And I never lost one minute of sleeping,
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been.

Big wheel keep on turning,
Proud Mary keep on burning,
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis,
Pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans,
But I never saw the good side of the city,
Until I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
If you come down to the river,
Bet you gonna find some people who live.
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money,
People on the river are happy to give.

Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.

At 5:13 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


How does singing the Sounds of Silence cheer anyone up? Sure, it's pretty and all, but not uplifting. Me? I'd rather have that chanting from Enigma because I know a euro-techno beat is coming up.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

Please understand that it was never my intent or desire to get you angry/upset/piqued/etc.

I obviously misunderstood your response to hawk. I thought by engaging him in discussion you were signalling a willingness to continue the discussion with me.

Hence my response to you (which was really in response to what you had said to hawk).

Whatever the case, the bottom line is that if you don't want me to discuss the subject with you I won't and I apologize for anything I might have done or said that would indicate otherwise.


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Well it's about time the freckled redhead showed up. Where were you when we were solving the answer to all of life's questions earlier?

At 5:14 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

whoo hoo!

thanks for bringing it on, brenda! where you been all day?

At 5:14 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Whoa! Nothing like some CCR to wake people up.

At 5:16 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hey, hose -

Not to be a wet blanket, but I was raised a Unitarian/Jewish person. Schizophrenic religious, much? Yes, yes I am.

Mostly I just fade away when religion is the topic.

Also, I'm still a recovering klutz/weenie. I had a nice loooong nap.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Throats are tightening in Knoxville...I've seen this movie before. Three Cal scores and ....and...I'm headed for Tuscon...or Denver.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Joe -

I'm so sorry about your team. Here's some milk and peanut-butter cookies. It's all going to be ok, they'll get 'em next week.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Hello Darkness my old friend,
You've crept into my mind again,
Because Teh Vodka that I've been drinking
Has destroyed all of my thinking
And the lawsuits
I had been hoping to obtain,
Went down the drain
Because of Frisching

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

See? It can be a song that you smile at

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

looking back over the last several threads, mine is the last message.

"I am become Shiva, destroyer of conversation..."

At 5:21 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


bless your heart. i'm not angry upset or piqued. (as pixie said earlier today, this is my happy place.)

i just wish y'all would tell me what i've done to make you think i'm snarky, angry, or piqued. seriously. i'm totally not. i love every one of you dear VBSers.

i just think we should take one particular discussion offline, which i said several posts ago. (and of course anyone is free to disagree.)

peace? by all means, my brotha!

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I bet DEB-Bile is regretting leaving her laptop in Eugene.
I'll bet wherever she went, that was one of the conditions: No blogging.
I'll also bet she is suffering withdrawals.

At 5:22 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

sorry sulla. can i say jinx, you owe me a coke?

At 5:23 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Thanks [munch, munch, sip]

I know [mumble, crumble, wipe]


That's just mean! Trying to give a man hope before yanking it way with an interception in the last 45 seconds. I see it all happening before me [whimper]

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Was that CCR or Ike & Tina?

At 5:24 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ok, here's one that no one is allowed to turn to a Frisch because it makes me cry when I listen to it ( although you can make Neil Diamond jokes if you must).

We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America

Home, don't it seem so far away
Oh, we're traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They're coming to America
Every time that flag's unfurled
They're coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They're coming to America
Got a dream they've come to share
They're coming to America

They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
Today, today, today, today, today

My country 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Of thee I sing

At 5:24 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, yoda. yoda, yoda, yoda.

CCR, man. Always CCR.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Are you kidding? If she has access to one, and looked at the last two threads, and was unable to comment....she would, right this very second, be within the final countdown range of her head exploding clean off her neck.

Now there is a vision you gotta relish. Which would then leave her crying hysterically in the middle of her floor again.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

Here's the deal with: Religion, Politics, Sex.

They are all PERSONAL - very personal.

And yet they are all things that (most) people share (although not necessarily together (ewww!!!))

Religion, especially, was never meant to be a "personal" thing.

Our relationship with God is personal, of course.

But religion is communal.

God made His covenant with the Israeli people, NOT just Moses.

Jesus' sacrifice was for EVERYONE, not just Peter.

We are (or should be) the COMMUNITY of saints.

Thus it should only be natural to not only share our faith, but to discuss and debate it with other people.

The problem isn't the discussion itself, it's in the fact that there are a lot of people who can not/will not have a "mature"discussion of it.

Tell a person that you dislike their favorite color or favorite food and they'll more than likely shrug their shoulders.

However, tell them that you disagree with their understanding of "judging" and all of a sudden they're ready to take a swing at you.

This is NOT the "fault" of the discussion.

It is the "fault" (due to lack of maturity on the subject) of the person discussing it.

(I am not directing this toward anyone here - I'm making general comments based on many, many years of such discussion.)

A person confident and mature in their faith will look at a person who disagrees with them and ask them to explain themselves. Or they simply shrug their shoulders and "OK".

As such, I believe that we've had a very good discussion today.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I have been their before with this team. They have the weapon aimed squarely at their foot at all times

At 5:30 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

How many people here think she smuggled her laptop in by hiding it in her suitcase beneath her undies?

Because, realistically, who is going to search there, huh?


At 5:30 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Pardon the spelling...what's this preview button for?

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

If we could have somehow included a patriotic discussion along with the religious discussion - THAT would have really sent her reeling.

Religious, conservative, patriotic and intelligent.

She can't deal with it.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Yoda -

It allows you a brief glimpse of the immediate future, just enough to mend your ways before the oncoming train hits you.

Or someting lik that. I dont every use it.

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I did. Didn't you read what I posted about the anti-War Liberals?

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

i just wish y'all would tell me what i've done to make you think i'm snarky, angry, or piqued. seriously. i'm totally not.


You didn't say anything.

And neither did I.

At least nothing you can prove.

There's nothing to see here.

Move along you lookey-loos (lookey-lues?)

These are not the comments you are looking for.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

That's right. I remember that.


Those were some fast & furious discussions - tough to keep up with.

Plus I STILL haven't finished my "report" for tomorrow morning.


At 5:35 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

so I shouldn't bring up my deeply held belief that God hates Cal football?

I KEED, I keed...

At 5:35 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

otta -

You're a sweetie. Weren't you still stuck at work on the last thread or two?

Have you gotten out of the corporate prison yet? I have cookies, fresh baked peanut-butter. Have some milk, too.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

RZ -

Cookies for you too. It'll be a great 'report', clarifying all issues for all people.

Or, you know, not. It is the nature of human beans to argue about almost everything.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...


No it isn't. You're totally wrong

At 5:38 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Sure, pile on! Meanwhile the baby bears (UCLA) are havin' a little tussle with Utah. Who's BYU playing today? OMG, Arizona in Tucson! Spooky.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Cookies for everyone! Sinner, Sulla and Hose, step right up.

Unless you are alergic to peanuts, of course. In which case, I can only express my heartfelt pity because peanut-butter cookies are the schnizzle.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

Or, you know, not. It is the nature of human beans to argue about almost everything.


We most certainly do NOT argue about everything!!!

Sheesh, the NERVE some people have!!!

At 5:39 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hose -

Is too.

neener, neener, neener!

At 5:40 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

RZ -

neener to you too!

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Ooo...just saw a trailer for a new Scorsese flick. Looks good, even though Leo is in it.

Otta, you didn't. It was me that misinterpretted it. I apologize. Like I said...too much red meat and thinking about house and pipe cleaning now. And swings.

Don't ask.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

My name here may be yoda, but everyone knows you are wise most.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...


Don't make me come over there and slap you with a fish!!!

(Anyone old enough to remember when MiRC was big?)

At 5:43 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hose -

Leo DiCaprio? I never saw the attraction there. Hollywood was falling all over itself over his 'good looks', but he just looked like a blond skinny guy to me.

I guess he's an ok actor. I liked the movie about Howard Hughes.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

YES. God does hate cal football. everyone knows it. even those of us who couldn't care less about football on that coast.

and brenda: yes, i'm in the freelance prison now. happy to be on my way to going back to the corporate prison (40 hours workin' for teh man is a hell of a lot better than 90 hours workin for myself.).

At 5:45 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

No, no - not the fish!

RZ - I'm probably old enough, but you'll have to spell out MiRC before I know for sure.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

otta -

Speak on, girl. I put in more freebie hours for my clients than they would believe. Or pay for, sigh.

At 5:48 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

You people will have to pick up the pace here, or I'm going to start singing again.

You don't want to happen.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

hosedragger, you are a front liner, saving us all from the bad. you never, ever need to apologize to the likes of me!

but thanks, anyway.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Aww, now Otta says God hates Cal football [kicks pebble, looks at scuff]

As if I didn't realize that when it was 28 to nothing.

Well, 2 touchdowns, big whoop.

Next up USC! I hate those guys!

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...


mIRC (got the capitalization wrong before) is a software program for using and accessing the IRC channels (where you have live chats).

The program is/was full of nice shortcuts, including shortcuts for repeated phrases (if DHD was an IRC channel, we would have "teh crazy" on a shortcut).

One of the pre-programmed shortcuts concerned slapping someone with a fish (I can't remember now if it was a specific type of fish).

Thus I would hit a button and click on your name in the user list and the following reply would automatically be made:

Religious_Zealot slaps BrendaK around with a wet fish.

(Or something like that.)

Of course, it was much funnier than my poor explanation.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Joe -

See? Something to look foward to! When they're on, I'll make snarky comments about USC with you.

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...

Ah, the Urban Dictionary saves me:
To hit someone with a fish, usually to the face. In real life(IRL), this is considered fairly extreme in most groups and not terribly common. In internet chat, especially IRC, it's a very common way to show mild disapproval/discust/boredom. It was included as a (the only?) default point-and-click action in mIRC (a popular Windows IRC client) further increasing it's popularity. The default action (changeable, randomizable, etc) when fish slap is selected is currently "X slaps Y around a bit with a large trout".

At 5:52 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

RZ -

Yep, knew absolutely nothing about it, but we could use a fish-slapping button around here on occasion.

Heeeeere, lil' Debbie. I gots somethin' for ya.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Religious Zealot said...


A google of "mirc slap trout" reveals that mIRC is considering (or has already done it) removing the trout slap.


At 5:56 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...


Check the new thread, I wrote a song for you!

At 5:57 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ok, so other than Joe who is crying into his milk, what's everyone watching on TV?

I ask because, I have a confession to make...

wait for it...

I am a reality tv cultural waste. I'm watching Project Runway reruns. Now you know who those idiots are that keep this trash on the tv. It's me.


At 5:58 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

What, new thread? No one ever tells me these things. Now I have to copy my confession to the new thread.

Ok, moving over. (grump, mumble, yeah right).

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

mIRC, mIRC baby...

oh yeah. Still use it on occasion.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Shelleigh said...

*deeeep breath*

back to my "happy place" I say...

Just got off the phone (a too, too long conversation wih my beautiful mom).

I'm going to go wash my face with cool water and ivory soap. I need to watch the mascara run down the drain.

I love my mom. Sbe tries so hard to accept me for the "adult" I am, but I am her baby and she reduces us both to tears. Her life was so hard and she has spent every minute of every day trying to make our lives (myself, my siblings, her husband's) better and painless.

Did you know if someone who is on a mortgage with you quit claims the property to you, you don't have to re-fi to get them off the loan?

I did not know that.

Did you know if someone is in arears (sp) on their child support they can go to JAIL?

I did not know that.

Did you know that no matter how you f*uck up, even if you are nearly 40 years old, your mother still loves you and has your best interest at heart???

Now you know.

I have options I never realized were there and I have addressed them now that I'm awake...

I'm awake because of y'all... just needed some human interaction to get me back on my wagon.

Thank you.

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Shelleigh said...

Logging out and back in because why the f am I suddenly Shelleigh and not Pixie?????



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