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Old 09-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #76
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It's about time the title of this thread was changed.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #77
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What in the world...??

Once I noticed Crito calling LQ moderators fascists in my thread, I wasn't puzzled about why UnSpawn banned him (and closed my thread, which didn't bother me); but now I see why UnSpawn privately told me it was to stop further "infection" by Crito. This stuff--not the viewpoints, but the gratuitous repetition of posts and the smug insulting of various people--makes Crito look mentally unbalanced.

Would this lunacy have happened if LQ didn't allow users to discuss Linux-irrelevant topics?

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The gubmint stole mah brains, washed 'em, an they shrunk!

"Why, it's that delightful T.V. leprechaun! I'm going to get your lucky charms!" [drilling sound] --Mr. Burns
"Oh, no...my brains!" --Hans Moleman

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #78
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A bit of lunacy does you good now and then.
"Linux-irrelevant topics" are what the non-*nix general forum is all about.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #79
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Having a garbage can forum such as Non-NIX General was helpful in keeping irrelevant drivel like this thread out of the Linux-relevant forums, but it doesn't do anything to keep drivel off LQ, and doesn't prevent obnoxious lunatics from yapping about politics and verbally abusing moderators until they get banned.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #80
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I know a lot more about churning out irrelevant drivel than I do about GNU/Linux, so this forum comes in very handy for me while I'm waiting for someone to ask a question that I know the answer to in the other forums.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #81
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Would this lunacy have happened if LQ didn't allow users to discuss Linux-irrelevant topics?
With all due respect but I think it would be better to drop Crito or any commenting on moderation regarding Crito for the time being. Not because of transparency issues and such (I am and will always remain accountable for my moderation actions) but out of respect for those who will no longer be able to defend themselves in person here. If you dig what I'm saying.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #82
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Okay, agreed.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #83
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I thought it was "cojones"?
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #84
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I thought it was "cojones"?
You're absolutely right. I prolly couldn't find my barrio in broad daylight ;-p

Anyway, I'll see your Steely Dan quote from a few threads ago and raise you one significant bridge:
I went to the country
And while I was gone
I lost control of my body functions
On a roller-headed lady's front lawn
I'm so ashamed, but I'm a wino man
I can't help myself...
 
Old 09-30-2009, 08:45 PM   #85
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You're absolutely right. I prolly couldn't find my barrio in broad daylight ;-p

Anyway, I'll see your Steely Dan quote from a few threads ago and raise you one significant bridge:
I went to the country
And while I was gone
I lost control of my body functions
On a roller-headed lady's front lawn
I'm so ashamed, but I'm a wino man
I can't help myself...
------------------
I still can't believe that Frank is gone. Absolute genius.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:07 AM   #86
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I've never listened to very much Zappa. Don't know why. Found this when I was googling those lyrics:
http://www.arf.ru/Notes/Zoot/wwino.html
So, was he urinating or begging, or possibly both?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #87
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Sure taken literally the song is about drinking, urinating and begging but it's so much more: societal problems, alienation, spacing out, freedom... I thought that would kind of go well with the thread title change :-]
 
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Symbolic or not, I personally would pass on a song about urinating, thank you.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 05:44 PM   #89
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Personally, I have no problem with so-called "drivel" (which apparently encompasses any topic that is other than a Linux topic) on this site, particularly since there is a specific place for it. The site would be downright boring otherwise, and sometimes the threads that are here are entertaining.
 
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Symbolic or not, I personally would pass on a song about urinating, thank you.
Is that a typo in "pass"? Should be "i"?
The song reflects reality. There are people like that, alcoholic down-and-outs. People who haven't been able to cope with the crap that life throws at them. Songs are one way to draw your attention to those less fortunate than you.
 
  


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