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by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 1, 2006 9:35 PM PST

Hello Everyone,

Multi-part survey.

A. Honk in traffic? Once a month? week? day? hourly? (I used to at least weekly, more like two-three times per week).

B. Have "sex with yourself?" Yes, that. (I'm still rather active, here, but, well, won't say...) Wink

C. Talk to the Television, out loud, in front of 'normal' people. (I do that, but mostly with sdverts,

D. Thump an appliance, trying to get it to work, or speed up, or whatever needs doing, through vibration or something, when you have no expectation that doing so will help anything along. It's what we do, when faced with malfunctioning machines - Hit them, that'll teach 'em a lesson, they'll fly right after that. Happy (Yes, guilty here too, often. Least twice a week.

E. Look for interesting stuff on the ground, whilst walking.

F. Shout out loud when in pain, if no one is around? (I don't do this as often as I used to, now only every three week, on avg.)


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"B" reminds me of the one that says
by jonah jones / February 1, 2006 11:09 PM PST

Q: "what's the height of rejection?"

A: "while you're doing it, your hand falls asleep"



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:^) :^)
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 1:32 AM PST

Hey Jonah,

<giggle> That's a goodun.

I can actually clap one hand, which comes in handy, so to speak... Happy

My 'record' was seven in one day, never happen agin, at my, ummm, age. But I'll never need any blue pills. I think. Wink

Rick " breaking all the 'house rules' by Budgie " Jones

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Just so long as you never need ...
by Evie / February 2, 2006 1:38 AM PST
In reply to: :^) :^)
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by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 2:54 AM PST

Hi Evie,

My bud here at work home-brews, he's got stickers that read " Beer - helping ugly people get laid since 1864" Happy

A certain waitress at one of my local taverns always says " Another beer, and I'll be Miss America..." when I flirt with her. She's cool about it, though, and hopefully one day we'll date, maybe. Wink


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F is the most interesting
by bulldogzerofive / February 1, 2006 11:20 PM PST

A. Never I broke my horn. (Not kidding)

B. Is my spouse in town? Daily, if not. At least.

C. Too often to count.

D. Every day, if you are talking about my broken horn.

E. Always to the point that I miss really big things at eye level (and walk into them).

F. Actually, I find that if nobody is there, I don't shout at all. I only shout if there is somebody around who is likely to give sympathy. That would be an interesting experiment... damn those ethics rules!

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I'm game!
by Angeline Booher / February 1, 2006 11:32 PM PST

A. I used to lay on the horn at those cars that cut sharply in front of me. Now that everybody is armed, I don't honk at any cars for anything.

B. Sex? What's that?

C. Yes. I think I am the one who is normal.

D. Thump, yes. Kick large appliances. Swear at both.

E. There is lots of interesting stuff on the ground. I find the occasional penny. Filled a coffee can once with screws, washers, etc. that apparently fell out of repair trucks.

F. Of course I shout out loud. If it is painful enough, I will in front of others. However, I won't add an expletive as I would when alone.

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Well ...
by Evie / February 1, 2006 11:39 PM PST


A. Almost never. Only if someone looks like they are coming into my lane and doesn't see me.

B. A lady never tells Blush

C. All the time in front of the cats Grin Oh ... that's not what you meant by "normal people" was it? But I talk to this computer more!

D. As often as I throw away a piece of broken electronics Wink ... or try to start the hubby's old truck!

E. Never. Mostly gross stuff on sidewalks and parking lots. Don't have much occasion to walk aimlessly where I really wanna know what I might step on! Besides, I don't like reminding myself that I'm still slightly pidgeon toed after all these years!

F. Not when in pain, but when I get frustrated with something sure! One of the bennies of living in the semi-boonies. Nobody hears me Happy

Evie Happy

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How many
by marinetbryant / February 2, 2006 12:13 AM PST

A: Never. It can't be heard over those auto boom boxes anyway.
B: Not as much as I used to. As I age have better things to do with my time and energy. Also have a lady friend in NC that makes the 400 mile drive worth it.
C: If it's on, I'm talking. You did mean to one's self, right?
D: Never. If I can't fix it I can afford to buy another.
E: All the time! Neat stuff on the ground. Even found a $5 dollar bill once. You're supposed to keep the penny if it was heads showing for good luck, if it was tails you give it to a friend so they'll have good luck.
F: A great time to show my Marine Corps vocabulary!

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Someone complained that this was a family forum
by duckman / February 2, 2006 12:31 AM PST

B. Have "sex with yourself?" Yes, that. (I'm still rather active, here, but, well, won't say...)

Is this the kind of topics we want here?

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So long as we don't call it ...
by Evie / February 2, 2006 12:50 AM PST

... a JO Wink

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I know some people who have a softball team..
by EdH / February 2, 2006 12:56 AM PST

called the Master Batters.

True. They have jackets and everything.

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(NT) (NT) LOL!
by Evie / February 2, 2006 1:11 AM PST
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by Glenda / February 2, 2006 1:18 AM PST

sex and porn and abortion don't bother Dan just BS & F'en A man!!!! LOL

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Each has its appropriate
by Dan McC / February 2, 2006 2:01 AM PST
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venue. I, and others, do not believe Speakeasy is the place for the swearing that has been discussed.


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Sorry duckman,
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 1:41 AM PST

I hesitated on B. , but hey, it's there now.

In future I'll warn in header : (PG13)

It's my view that being open about sexuality is healthy, rather than perverted. Look at all the weirdo stuff the Victorian era people did, and we still have some "baggage" from that, methinks...

Within reason, of course, but as I understand it, members here are required to be at least thirteen, which is kinda the 'cusp' of puberty, eh? Happy

Rick " randy " Jones

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(NT) (NT) Rating it PG13 isn't the point
by duckman / February 2, 2006 2:21 AM PST
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well then,
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 2:36 AM PST

what exactly *is* the point? Please help me out here.



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(NT) (NT) Is this the direction we want to go?
by duckman / February 2, 2006 3:47 AM PST
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Sigh, just asking...
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 3:58 AM PST

Hi duckman,

If you can't explain it to me, how do you suppose I'll know what you are talking about?

If you have a hangup about masturbation, well, I can't help that.

Please excuse my density. I was only curious just why this subject is, apparently, taboo. Are we not adults?

Sincerely, Rick

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I can't speak for DM, but ...
by Evie / February 2, 2006 8:54 AM PST
In reply to: Sigh, just asking...

... I would only offer that when I read that question (and answer) my initial response was TMI! While I have had many an intimate conversation with my closest friends on topics of that nature, they haven't been in public venues. The topic doesn't make me uncomfortable, but specifics kinda do when shared publically. I'm not offended, and I don't think you did anything wrong, just offering a view from the other side.

Dan's thread really hit a sore point with me, because in the overall scheme of things, the language on this forum -- euphemisms, abbreviations and all -- has almost never been lowered to even the language common in many workplaces -- professional or "working class"! It's a complaint lacking a reason IMO. Some of the topics and nastiness IMO would be far more harmful to the kid who happened in here.

Keep on posting the surveys. I enjoy them! Happy

Evie Happy

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(NT) (NT) What's TMI?
by duckman / February 2, 2006 9:05 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) oops! Too Much Information ;-)
by Evie / February 2, 2006 9:06 AM PST
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by Richard Jones Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 7:33 PM PST

Hi Evie,

Ok, I understand, now. It's a bit weird of me, I suppose, though there are things about me that are, let's say, stranger than that... Wink

As I mentioned, I hesitated with B. , but figured here, at least, I could "get away" with it. I've said similar things in confidence with male friends, and have sometimes gotten a 'look' and the expression TMI, and sometimes a laugh and perhaps what could be considered a bit more than I wanted to know, myself. Happy

Anyhow, thanks for your views, as always.

I'll try to restrain myself, but can make no promises that I won't, mayhap, be naughty again - it's part of who I am. I've been slapped by women, hit by men, had drinks thrown in my face (luckily, so far, just the liquids, they kept the glass!) and have learned, slowly, that I can sometimes be a royal (donkey). But along the way, I've made some people laugh, and so it's worth the pain. Wink

Rick "inappropriate comments" Jones

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My 2 cents
by Angeline Booher / February 2, 2006 4:28 AM PST

As I said in another thread, what bothers me most is the sniping/zingering that goes on in the threads. Too many times there is a total lack of respect and civility. For several years we have begged, pleaded, cajoled, cried, warned, grumbled in futile attempts to stop it. "But he/she/they made me do it!"

So, in all honesty, people who delight in denigrating others is much more hurtful to SE than the the above joke. Frankly, the "get even" attitude that runs in some threads gets me down. Sometimes I think that some just don't care about SE, only their own agenda.

The direction I'd want SE to go is to return to how it used to be. Folks could then disagree without the rudeness now shown.

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