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biscuit
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Kelly; there assuredly was/is but not having been a teenage girl I would not claim to know them accurately - but names like "Jackie" and "Just 13" (or something like that) would seem to be likely. To the best of my knowledge, there is no UK version of Tigerbeat.

Now, where was that troll again?

CI//waiting to be proved wrong, again.

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quote:
Originally posted by Laura:
Thanks, Scot. I was groping for the right words to characterize his post. For incomprehensibility, I give it an 8.5. For pretentiousness a 10.

What do you expect; he's a chemist.

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quote:
Originally posted by Presleyterian:
Considering that Foucault himself usually rates only an 8.0 and a 9.5 ... I think the student has finally outclassed the master.
[Not worthy!]

[Big Grin]

Presley:

I was once up all night writing a paper, an extended exegesis on Foucault's Archaeology of Knowledge, which I found nearly impossible to understand. Then I had this brief enlightenment when I thought I'd "got it". Words flowed like wine. The finished paper (six hours and and a pack of cigarettes later) was splendidly opaque. I got an A+, and raves from the professor. The moment passed, though, and I'm back to finding Foucault pretentious and incomprehensible. Every time I read that paper I wrote, in awe and wonder, I understand it less. I'm not sure whether this is a good or a bad thing. The professor still thinks I'm one of his best students.

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About 5 minutes ago, in Purgatory, the entity that shapes the bits by the name of "Gunner" posted this:

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I have heard that Catholics consider that they are NOT a denomination like all other churches - rather they are the church.

How do catholics aregue this point out? And if it is the case do they consider that other Christian bodies are there for the conversion?

Just sit back & admire the Troll!

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Papio

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
About 5 minutes ago, in Purgatory, the entity that shapes the bits by the name of "Gunner" posted this:

quote:

I have heard that Catholics consider that they are NOT a denomination like all other churches - rather they are the church.

How do catholics aregue this point out? And if it is the case do they consider that other Christian bodies are there for the conversion?

Just sit back & admire the Troll!
Yes, as trolls go, Gunner isn't bad is he?

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Gunner is obvious. He never replies. And, he whines when called on it.

Who needs an atomic clock: just count on Gunner for a troll thread once every 10 days. [Roll Eyes]

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Merseymike
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Laura ; Foucault is meant to be incomprehensible. That's the idea. I teach Foucault and I still think its difficult.

As for Gunner [Projectile] - what is so abhorrent is that this man is bloody ordained. It is almost enough, alone, to demolish belief in apostolic succession and vocation.

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ken
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quote:
Originally posted by OgtheDim:

Who needs an atomic clock: just count on Gunner for a troll thread once every 10 days.

Or is it always on Tuesdays?

Many vicars, like many publicans, have their day off on Tuesday. Maybe the posts come after a relaxing long lunch in the public houses of rural Gunnershire.

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JimT

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I think we can reliably say that Gunner is not ordained to anything other than monotony. Go Alan!

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Surely this was done on the denominations thread that you started and have yet to respond to any comments on.

Thread closed.

So, are we predicting that next Tuesday, we will get a thread called "Christian Unity" that will say "As long as Orthodox, Catholic and Anglican folk persist in they're division, how ever will unitey be regained? I fear that we are pushing away the folk who need us most. And may I say with others here that I too dearely miss Fr. Gregory who used to take this stupid shit from me seriously."
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(more giggling)

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Callan
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Originally posted by Ben26:

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Yes, as trolls go, Gunner isn't bad is he?
Strictly a spent force, I'd have thought.

The essence of a great troll is that he or she argues for a position, in a provocative and offensive manner but in such a way that they provoke their interlocutor into moving from a position of studied rationality to screaming abuse at them. You start off by saying things like: "Whilst certain superficial critics may say that Aquinas' Summa Contra Gentiles shows an undue dependence on Aristotelianism" (well I do, but then I'm nearly as pretentious as Ley Druid) and end up by saying things like "Originally posted by lying Nazi fuckwit scumbag".

Despite the fact that it was possible to hear Alan telepathing "tosser" down the phone wires when he closed down Fr. Gunner's latest thread, I imagine that fewer and fewer people will bother to respond to Gunner's posts as they are patently bogus.

I think that a great troll does it unconciously. As Black Dog has outed himself already on this thread, I point to his performance on the BNP thread as a demonstration of his expertise. [Help]

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Chorister

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I can't get my head around Gunner [Confused]

My favourite was still m_t tomb [Big Grin]

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Professor Yaffle:
You start off by saying things like: "Whilst certain superficial critics may say that Aquinas' Summa Contra Gentiles shows an undue dependence on Aristotelianism" and end up by saying things like "Originally posted by lying Nazi fuckwit scumbag".

[Not worthy!]

Thanks for the laugh!

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JimT

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Yaffle, thank you a million times for the BNP thread. That was Hi-fucking-larious. Start to finish. I loved "Now before anybody starts calling me a troll..." I loved, "I've had asylum seekers come to my door looking for food, not that I mind, but isn't the government supposed to be keeping these people off my doorstep?" I also loved the very consistent misspelling of waht, especially when a point of extreme idiocy was being made.

See, I don't read many "British-oriented" threads. But that one was the political equivilent of the Chick tract ones. In fact, I think Black Dog is EL18. He has the same theme: I'm not a Nazi or anything; I'm an extreme conservative with a social conscience (ha ha said he!) and while I don't agree with Chick or the BNP I perfectly understand where they are coming from intellectually. Can't we rationally discuss their points of real concern? If they didn't have at least some kind of validity they wouldn't be so popular. How do you explain their popularity?

But Wood is right: that Pestilent guy was way better. Not because he was any less obvious but because he was really funny and a decent writer for a troll. He brought out the best in Wood, too. That thread is a classic.

Black Dog, from the looks of the BNP thread you are a garden variety troll. But I will say that I laughed my ass off when someone said, "No one is trying to call you stupid..." They of course were and you of course...

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Black Dog
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We seem to have a theme going. My money's on the next one calling themselves something like "Dark Horse".

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Always one step ahead lads and ladettes, always one step ahead.

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was Sooty Puss a troll then? [Disappointed]

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quote:
Originally babbled by le Chien Noir:
Always one step ahead lads and ladettes, always one step ahead.

This, fellow Denizens, is the mark of a truly tortured soul. Not only is this morally inept fucklick habitually seeking attention even though all he can manage to attract is ire, he has somehow managed to convince himself that by virtue of being an annoying child that he has actually accomplished something. I suspect that his life has been a disappointing downward slide since his pinnacle achievement: potty training. I'll bet that his eyes veritably brim over with tears when he recalls the triumphant joy of showing his mommy "what he had done"... alas, an accomplishment that he has been doomed never to equal since.

At least his trollness has some amusement value here in Hell, even though he's not a particularly talented one.

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quote:
Originally posted by Icarus Coot:
Actually, I think duchess' sig is one of the best innocent pieces of trollery around at the moment:
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"Faith and religion are two different animals, but there are sincere people of faith involved in religion, just as there are insincere religious people who claim faith, but Christ dosent have space for a doctrine of hate. " - Priest SoF May 9, 2003
(You are my fave Calvinist babe, duchess honest, I just think you have bad taste in sigs)

I dunno the context, but when I read that, I read: "What I ('Priest') do is Faith, what you do is Religion. I will concede that even in the Anti-Christ's maze of Religion (which is anything that isn't My kind of religion in case you're wondering) there are some (misguided) people of Faith. Just as there are some insincere religious people who claim faith. Notice I've been hazy about the proportionate distribution? That's 'cos anyone in Your Religion without My kind of Faith is one of the insincere religious people who 'claim' faith. But I'm not actually going to come out and say that. Oh and. Christ doesn't have space for a doctrine of hate. Which doesn't diminish the fact that you are still wrong by the way."

Thankyou.
[Roll Eyes]

Argh! Ship's Gentleman, You KNOW I didn't mean it THAT WAY! I thought to myself he meant to say that one can love God and not have religion...that hate was not a Christian virtue. I sadly did not read in detail...I am so now changing my sig line.

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If anyone would like to see a sample of Jim Powell's output, here is a thread in Limbo.

Moo

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(pinning RooK's centerfold to wall)

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JimT

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Moo, Jim seems like a bit of a minimalist. My favorite there was the use of an obvious sock puppet, chaplaineric, to get the conversation going. What tickled me is the Oklahoma connection and chaplaineric's description of his interests: Liturgy, baseball, and pro wrestling.

[Killing me]

Funny thing is, my father always loved pro wrestling and introduced me to it with "Georgeous George" in the 50's. I remember asking my father time and time again as a 5 year old exactly why he found fake fighting and mouthing off so funny. He could never stop laughing long enough to give a coherent explanation.

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Originally posted by RooK:
I'll bet that his eyes veritably brim over with tears when he recalls the triumphant joy of showing his mommy "what he had done"... alas, an accomplishment that he has been doomed never to equal since.

Too, too good my friend. I had been thinking myself about Ley Druid's over self-estimation of our community aversion to his ilk as watching out for "the plague." [Roll Eyes] Oooo the danger. What it's more like is watching for the odd plastic turd that some product of defective parenting has placed in the offering plate.
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I believe that our community aversion to trolling is a sensible reaction to something unpleasant. Not dangerous so much as just disgusting.

Trolling is essentially conversation-rape. The victims are unwittingly goaded into an argument that they did not want, and they are humiliated for the satisfaction of someone else. Indeed, I suspect that the primary motivation for trolling is not the actual engagement, but rather the perception of power that could be derived from it.

I suppose that the kind thing to do would be to help them overcome the social/psychological limitation that prevents them from having consensual conversations... But I can't be bothered. They're too much fun to kick around. Their own foolish self-importance makes them ideal targets for practicing on.

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Ley Druid

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Thanks for the insightful comments.
Some of you seem to be having some fun.
Why? I really think it would be neat to ask why?
quote:
Ask yourself whether you are happy
and you cease to be so -- John Stuart Mill

Happy Troll bashing to all.
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'S one a.m. Wednesday for me, an' I may be hallucinating or something...

But I remember from my time new here the Brojees thing.

It was something about the Ship that mixed with his chemistry and brought out the weirdness. He functions beautifully elsewhere. I mean, I don't recall a single pacifist poem from knowing him off-Ship.

He and I moderate on another board, occasionally butting heads but usually we're fine. I'm rather hawky to his dove I guess.

G'night, all you in-crowd.

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JimT

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quote:
Why ask why? --Budweiser
As Budweiser so aptly says, it is even more interesting why someone would ask someone else why? Why do you ask why, LD? What jollies do you get from that?
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quote:
Originally posted by JimT:
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Why ask why? --Budweiser

It's more a case of "when" round here. As my dear drunkmother used to say:- "Idiots do happen".

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
If anyone would like to see a sample of Jim Powell's output, here is a thread in Limbo.

Moo

Wow, it all comes flooding back!

And also Shaun and Pasco thrown in for good measure! [Eek!]

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Alan Cresswell

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Ah yes, Jim Powell and his buddy Max Chapman (two fellows so close it's difficult to tell them apart [Wink] ). The memories of my first few days hosting, a baptism of fire as it were.

All those "I know I'm leaving, but..."'s on (for example) page 3 of this thread. And the classics!
quote:
Originally posted by Max Chapman on p4 of the same thread:
Hey all you hosts....I believe that commandment #5 should be upheld. These passages have proven many of you wrong, now it's time to own up to it......On 2nd thought, forget it. I don't need any accolades from a bunch of idiotic, arrogant, self-righteous losers such as yall.

That's right. You can't be a Christian & doubt the validity of the Bible.

Repent or keep a lot of ice handy. From what I understand, Hell is quite warm

<snip>

PS: Erin, you dissapoint me. I thought a down to Earth southerner such as yourself would be more grounded in Faith. You act just like the self-righteous Brits...what a shame [Confused]

It was so nice to see him in the Cafe a few month ago [Roll Eyes]

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Black Dog
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quote:
Originally posted by RooK:
quote:
Originally babbled by le Chien Noir:
Always one step ahead lads and ladettes, always one step ahead.

This, fellow Denizens, is the mark of a truly tortured soul. Not only is this morally inept fucklick habitually seeking attention even though all he can manage to attract is ire, he has somehow managed to convince himself that by virtue of being an annoying child that he has actually accomplished something. I suspect that his life has been a disappointing downward slide since his pinnacle achievement: potty training. I'll bet that his eyes veritably brim over with tears when he recalls the triumphant joy of showing his mommy "what he had done"... alas, an accomplishment that he has been doomed never to equal since.

At least his trollness has some amusement value here in Hell, even though he's not a particularly talented one.

Well... Strictly speaking I would argue that I'm not a troll, not one at all really. In fact I'm stunned at the sugestion. It was all you lot who have jumped to that conclusion.

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It's quite confusing looking back with all those trolls with the same avatars.

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IntellectByProxy

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'Jumped to' 'that conclusion'...? [Roll Eyes]

By a man's works shall ye know him.

In other words: if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, chances are it's a duck.

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Actually, ThinkyBlackDogEblis, calling you a troll is in a strange way giving you the benefit of the doubt.

The alternative is just too horrible to contemplate...

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The alternative is that I'm Graham norton in disguise.

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Alan Cresswell

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As the Milkman said, too horrible to contemplate

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Ah yes, Jim Powell and his buddy Max Chapman (two fellows so close it's difficult to tell them apart [Wink]

I have trouble telling Ley Druid and Jesuitical Lad apart. I'm suspect they must be aspects of the same being. They use very different styles, but both are aggravating and difficult to understand.
And I've only ever heard one message from either of them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Uhhh... magazine aimed at teenage girls which features hunky teen idol pics and information? Popular in the late '70's/ early '80's? Is there a UK equivalent?

Tiger Beat

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ChastMastr
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quote:
Originally posted by Ley Druid:
Thanks for the insightful comments.
Some of you seem to be having some fun.
Why? I really think it would be neat to ask why?

At first I thought this was a haiku.

Then I realised it was not.

Then I decided to make it into one:

Insightful words: Thanks!
Fun is had by some of you.
"Why?" I ask -- so neat!


David
actually doesn't recall much about Ley Druid's posts, though he has a cool name

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Are all Op's trolling to a certain extent, being overly provactive, over stating the case to get a debate going, especailly in hell?
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quote:
Originally posted by ChastMastr:
Tiger Beat

David, why does it come as no surprise that you are the one to post the link to this site?

quote:
Originally posted by Sleeper:
Are all Op's trolling to a certain extent, being overly provactive, over stating the case to get a debate going, especailly in hell?

No.

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
both are aggravating and difficult to understand.

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
I have trouble telling Ley Druid and Jesuitical Lad apart. I'm suspect they must be aspects of the same being. They use very different styles, but both are aggravating and difficult to understand.
And I've only ever heard one message from either of them.

I object. JL is nothing like Ley Druid, and nothing like a troll. I've never had a moment's trouble understanding a JL post. I just don't agree with some of them. There's a big difference.

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quote:
provactive
Isn't that a mild euphoric? I think they put me on that for a while, but I can't remember.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jesuitical Lad:
quote:
Originally posted by ken:
both are aggravating and difficult to understand.


Maybe that's the "Jesuitical" part. [Wink]
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I agree with Laura. I find JL's writing style nicely concrete and clear, and his posts quite easy to understand, but not so easy to agree with when we're debating RCC doctrine and practice, as he unfortunately remains locked in that Romish iron grip. [Big Grin]

Despite his appalling lack of iconoclasm, I believe he drinks G&Ts, and I like his sense of humor, so he does have at least two saving graces. [Big Grin] [Snigger]

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Og: Thread Killer
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I'm with Laura and that other ken man,

JL maybe annoyingly firm in his beliefs, and thus is quite easy to bounce around like a nice game of tethercat, but he's no troll.

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They [JL,LD] use very different styles, but both are aggravating and difficult to understand.
Yes, the styles are distinctly different. JL's is the clear style of fervency that tends toward the doctrinaire and lapses into hurt sarcasm under pressing attacks. Apart from heavy sarcasm his use of language is exceptionally clear. LD's is a more menacing style predicated on the assumption that "the other" is as vile, spiteful, and mean-spirited as he is and thus deserving of his taunts. Moreover, he clouds exceptionally poor communication skills with deliberately impenetrable and poorly expressed language in an attempt to feign intelligence that he does not have. In short, he is a mature troll, several quantum leaps beyond Black Dog who seems a nice little brat who is not more than a couple of spankings and a half dozen spelling lessons away from normalcy.

Ken, on the doctrinaire side your puzzlement puzzles me. I remember a doctrinaire socialist doggedly refusing to budge from the position that capitalism is legalized theft. I'm certain you remember the conversation as well. Once the doctrinaire have painted themselves into a tight corner, they find it difficult to emerge.

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What Laura said.

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Oooooh, look! A new troll! I believe it's known as a "brendo," and can be seen in the Hell thread on Texas Government, among other threads.

"The brendo is known for its poorly-developed survival and social skills, which account for its low numbers, and is also known for its hostility and shrill squawks aimed at the Americanus bird, but scientists have yet to discover any real communication in these noises. Brendos are a favorite staple of Florida alligators."

The guidebook says its native habitat is claimed to be Oz. Hmmmm, that's odd: The only other Ozzie Shipmates I've seen are troll-free, so I wonder if he's not native, perhaps got blown there on a hot wind or something?

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I do recall an Aussie who got booted.

He subsequently rejoined, and is now a long-standing Shipmate and prolific poster.

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