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comet

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Hi Ruth!

[Killing me] GREAT letter!

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Littlelady
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Welcome Ruth!

Loved the letter. [Big Grin]

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Barnabas62
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Welcome Ruth. Good to see you and I hope you stick around.

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Ruth Gledhill
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Yes I will stay on board, now that at long last I've finally worked out how to do it. I tried for a long time to post and then gave up. I never realised that the 'add reply' button was actually the 'post' button. I also cannot work out how to add one of those nice pictures to my displayed name. Oh well. Very much an apprentice I fear. Thank you for the welcome.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ruth Gledhill:
... I also cannot work out how to add one of those nice pictures to my displayed name. ...

From the FAQs:
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How do I set up my avatar?

Go to your profile page (if you don't know how to get there, see "how do I change my profile?" above) and click on the "select a different avatar image" link near the bottom of the page. A pop-up window will show you the first page of avatars, but be sure to click the "next" link at the bottom of the page to see our full range of avatars – there are plenty of them to choose from! Click the one you want, then click the "select this avatar" button, which will close the pop-up window. Now scroll to the end of your profile page and hit the "update profile" button. If you don't do that last bit, then your avatar will not be changed.

Can I have a custom avatar?

The board software allows all registered members to have a custom avatar, but we've turned off this feature for general use for two good reasons. First, we regularly have people registering with us who are only here to cause mischief, and we don't want to give them license to post offensive images. Second, we need to safeguard against people who link to gigantic images, which would severely slow the loading of pages. Despite this, we do have a special custom avatar scheme which is open to anyone who has made shipmate status.

Oh, and Welcome Aboard!

[ 13. October 2006, 17:50: Message edited by: sharkshooter ]

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Ancient Mariner

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There's still time to back out, Ruth. Meanwhile...

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Nightlamp
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Does the appearance of Ruth the locking of the thread in the Styx are these all the signs of the of Cosmogate? or do we have to wait for Mr cheesy to get a clue and Deon not to contradict himself within 20 minutes and me to return to lurkdom before it is all over. Tune in for the next exciting episode of Cosmogate....

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Ruth, welcome to active life aboard the Ship!

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comet

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quote:
Originally posted by Nightlamp:
or do we have to wait for Mr cheesy to get a clue and Deon not to contradict himself within 20 minutes and me to return to lurkdom before it is all over.

ands for me to get control of my temper and Ancient Mariner to quit tapping on our car windows... [Biased]

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Ancient Mariner

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Oh, for goodness sake, stop being so friggin' polite, y'all.

Someone please ask this scarlet lady, this 'totally gutless reporter who extracts meaningless reports from intellectual and internet backwaters and blows them out of all proportion into something approaching newscopy in The Times' (mr cheesy OP) what the frig she thinks she is doing on MY thread...

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Barnabas62
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Ancient Mariner

Apprentices are cut some slack aren't they? But its only a matter of time, I guess. Anyway I think you should be jumping all over somebody at the Church Times, rather than giving the blessed Ruth G (PBUH) the classic wind-up welcome. I thought you guys were supposed to be sweetness and light this week? [Disappointed]

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fabula rasa
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OK, AM.

Welcome, "Ruth", and many thanks for sharing the letter and the link with us. You will no doubt have noticed that there's been a lot of speculation about the professional view of various issues of concern to us here. I will therefore take the liberty, since you've been brave enough to out yourself, of asking you a few pretty direct questions.

1. Obviously, the media has a job to do, and it is not always a nice one. Do you think you were treated fairly over the Babyshambles recording session incident?

2. Obviously most of your contracts have been with high-end organisations. Are you what we might call "sola natura", or do you believe that there is everjustification for the use of polyester in high street clothing, or even liturgical vestments?

3. Are there any tricks for making one's bum NOT look big in an alb? (Or are you in favour of the just-hide-it-all-under-a-voluminous-chazzie approach?)

4. I know that this might not seem directly related to Christian Unrest, but a lot of us really want to know: are Eve Lom, La Prairie, etc worth the price?

5. Also, can you get free stuff from Dior etc on demand? (I mean not just in a standard-models'-size 8, but, say, a 14?) I'm just curious.

6. And, since I think this will make the Powers Wot Be happy: do you have anything to add to the account given by the Ship of what happened in l'affaire Cosmo? Or any views on its ethical dimensions?

(And a final note to AM: this must be the first time EVER in the history of the boards that someone has asked us to be less polite. Especially in Hell.)

[can't spell or punctuate, even with preview post. Sigh.]

[ 13. October 2006, 19:45: Message edited by: fabula rasa ]

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Barnabas62
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Thought so

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wesleyswig
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The only decision due to be brought to hell is leaking to the times.... I never trust that rag and would much have prefered it to the guardian.

That said, if you send it to the times it amuses the establishment type folks, eg the CofE and so it keeps it out of the rest of the press therefore the story dies a death very quickly.


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fabula rasa
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Wesleyswig, on what grounds would you have preferred the Grauniad? Do you rate Stephen Bates more highly than Kate/Ruth? Or were you seeking a different result in tems of exposure?
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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
Oh, for goodness sake, stop being so friggin' polite, y'all.

Someone please ask this scarlet lady, this 'totally gutless reporter who extracts meaningless reports from intellectual and internet backwaters and blows them out of all proportion into something approaching newscopy in The Times' (mr cheesy OP) what the frig she thinks she is doing on MY thread...

I truly think seriously that Ruth should consider becoming a 3 AM girl. There is surely a slot open for blonde backwater scarlet reporters. And maybe mr. cheesy could afterward get a quick mention - get some cheesy celebrity action. Just a thought.

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fabula rasa
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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
Oh, for goodness sake, stop being so friggin' polite, y'all.

Someone please ask this scarlet lady, this 'totally gutless reporter who extracts meaningless reports from intellectual and internet backwaters and blows them out of all proportion into something approaching newscopy in The Times' (mr cheesy OP) what the frig she thinks she is doing on MY thread...

Oh, for fuck's sake. She's more coherent than most people here, which is surely justification enough.

(What I'd really like to know is how she justifies working for Rupert Murdoch. But that's a whole other issue....)

So, back on track, Ruth, what do you think are the limits of responsible journalism wrt apparently errant clerics? And do you think Simon and AM behaved responsibly, both in deciding to run the story on the Ship webzine as they did, and by leaking it to you?

(I presume that RG is doing something sensible, like having dinner with Pete Doherty, unlike those of us who have to work tomorrow [Mad] , so we'll presumably have to wait for a reply.)

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wesleyswig
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Wesleyswig, on what grounds would you have preferred the Grauniad? Do you rate Stephen Bates more highly than Kate/Ruth? Or were you seeking a different result in tems of exposure?
The Guardian would be more flippant and I would view it as less of a "real" story and easy to pass off from a website of Christian satire - whereas the Times is an establishment newspaper...

Therefore the idea of killing off a story that hasn't appeared (not a complete oxymoron though a consideration of self importance is always needed) needs to be considered by whom and whilst I can apreciate the trust AM must have in The Times I see the Guardian as more light hearted so a more honest removal of the story without any possible follow up.

Warm Regards

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Nightlamp
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quote:
Originally posted by wesleyswig:
quote:
Wesleyswig, on what grounds would you have preferred the Grauniad? Do you rate Stephen Bates more highly than Kate/Ruth? Or were you seeking a different result in tems of exposure?
The Guardian would be more flippant and I would view it as less of a "real"
I have seen the guardian get it's 'teeth' into vicar stories.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
... what the frig she thinks she is doing on MY thread...

one media tart per Hell thread?

c'mon, AM - scoot over and share a little! [Biased]

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The trouble with Ancient Mariner, my friends, is that he thinks he's the only tart in the village.

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Maybe some knave stole his heart away?

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quote:
Originally posted by Nightlamp:
Does the appearance of Ruth the locking of the thread in the Styx are these all the signs of the of Cosmogate?

I'm pretty sure these are signs of the End Times. I can go back and re-read Ezekiel and Daniel and Wotthehiel, but I remember warnings about the Hoare of Babylondon, right? I'm sure... yeah...

(welcome, Ruth - we don't bite, really [Snigger] ).

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Nightlamp
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Originally posted by LynnMagdalenCollege:
quote:
Originally posted by Nightlamp:
Does the appearance of Ruth the locking of the thread in the Styx are these all the signs of the of Cosmogate?

I'm pretty sure these are signs of the End Times. I can go back and re-read Ezekiel and Daniel and Wotthehiel, but I remember warnings about the Hoare of Babylondon, right? I'm sure... yeah...


It was meant to be 'the end' of cosmogate.

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cheesy, why don't you go do something useful with your life, like give blood. About nine pints should do it.

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Alfred E. Neuman

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quote:
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The trouble with Ancient Mariner, my friends, is that he thinks he's the only tart in the village.

I heard that advancing age had forced him to retire from the world's oldest profession and the poor devil has been reduced to playing ragtime for room and board in a cheap London bordello.

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Lynn MagdalenCollege
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THAT's who was tapping on my window--!

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Gort, your link isn't working for me. *pout*

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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
Oh, for goodness sake, stop being so friggin' polite, y'all.

Someone please ask this scarlet lady, this 'totally gutless reporter who extracts meaningless reports from intellectual and internet backwaters and blows them out of all proportion into something approaching newscopy in The Times' (mr cheesy OP) what the frig she thinks she is doing on MY thread...

AM is taking the rôle too too to heart.

I will send the ship Oz$100 if you add 'Media Tart' to your Ship title and convince Ms Gledhill to add 'Media Strumpet' to hers.

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Seconded. I'll send Au$50.

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Alfred E. Neuman

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quote:
Originally posted by cometchaser:
Gort, your link isn't working for me. *pout*

It must be the snow on your satellite dish or possibly electrostatic aurora borealis interference. Of course, it could be the sinister work of certain media manipulators bent on reducing their public exposure.

Try right click, copy link location, paste in new window.

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excellent idea, Coot & Fight. Avatar? [Devil]

[ 14. October 2006, 07:02: Message edited by: duchess ]

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How about this? [Big Grin]

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Alfred E. Neuman

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classicgayphotographs.com? Lyda*Rose, I've met you and somehow this just doesn't fit my image of your casual Friday evening interweb browsing. What gives? Are you feeling particularly spunky tonight?

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got the link to work! (the first one) is that you, AM? what a great photo!

I'm on a tight budget, but I'll kick in $25 US for the title of media tart. no requirement for Ruth. (give her a chance to get truly corrupted, you guys! she shouldn't have to be a strumpet until at least her 10th post!)

Ancient Mariner - in honor of all the shit you're wading through, I told my favorite flack today what a great job he does, and cc'ed his boss.

Everyone needs to be told when they do it RIGHT occasionally.

Comet

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Alfred E. Neuman

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Everybody sing!

"She's got a brown ring around her nose!
and everyday, it grows and grows!"

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quote:
Originally posted by Gort:
classicgayphotographs.com? Lyda*Rose, I've met you and somehow this just doesn't fit my image of your casual Friday evening interweb browsing. What gives? Are you feeling particularly spunky tonight?

Amazing what can show up when you punch "sailor suit" into Google Image. [Biased]

I considered one of an old guy in a rubber fetish suit with a sailor hat- but naaah, I liked this cutie.

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Dear all, I will respond properly later to your suggestions, it's just that today Simon and I are doing Ship of Fools Live in Warwickshire - a one and a half hour tour of the ship complete with music and movies - and I really have to get there.

Ship of Fools Live can come to a data projector near you. We are bookable - as tarts always are.

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fabula rasa
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So, AM, in response to Simon's post above, you're not the only tart in the village?

Good luck with SoF live!

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quote:
Originally posted by Gort:
Everybody sing!

"She's got a brown ring around her nose!
and everyday, it grows and grows!"

kiss my ass, tin can.

being positive is not being a flunky.

when's the last time someone told you that you do a good job?

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duchess

Ship's Blue Blooded Lady
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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
Dear all, I will respond properly later to your suggestions, it's just that today Simon and I are doing Ship of Fools Live in Warwickshire - a one and a half hour tour of the ship complete with music and movies - and I really have to get there.

Ship of Fools Live can come to a data projector near you. We are bookable - as tarts always are.

And where can we see these bookings on the webpage, for the pop-tarts? And book our own? And see how much you cost?

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Alfred E. Neuman

What? Me worry?
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quote:
Originally posted by cometchaser:
kiss my ass, tin can.

being positive is not being a flunky.

when's the last time someone told you that you do a good job?

The honor would be mine, I'm sure. However, the last time I checked, this was a Hell call and <gasp> this is Hell. IMO, there is nothing more cringe-worthy, here, than saccharine displays of admiration and cloying, happy-clappy compliments. Call me a curmudeon but I thought the mission of this Holy Hell board was for isolating conflict and flame wars.

Why not try dumping on mr. cheesy for his shitty OP or go open a "We Lurve da Editors" thread in Heaven? Bah! Hell is being overrun with smiling faces. [Disappointed]
quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
Oh, for goodness sake, stop being so friggin' polite, y'all...

Yes, sir! May I have another, sir?!

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comet

Snowball in Hell
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fair nuff.

I think I already made it pretty clear how wrong Cheesy is, don't need to keep kicking.

call me crazy but I like to occasionally balance the "fuck you"s with the "Atta boy"s.

gack. this whole drama is just so hyperinflated and over extended.

Will somebody please be an asshole in Purgatory so we have something else to bitch and whine about?

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Evil Dragon Lady, Breaker of Men's Constitutions

"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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Schroedinger's cat

Ship's cool cat
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quote:
Originally posted by LynnMagdalenCollege:
(welcome, Ruth - we don't bite, really [Snigger] ).

I think it is unfair to post such malicious lies here. We do bite. We do tell people what we think of them, irrespective of their position or status.

Ruth - I hope you know what you have got into here.

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Melon

Ship's desserter
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quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
a one and a half hour tour of the ship complete with music and movies

and, in the latest edition, real blood?

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Oscar the Grouch

Adopted Cascadian
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quote:
Originally posted by Melon:
quote:
Originally posted by Ancient Mariner:
a one and a half hour tour of the ship complete with music and movies

and, in the latest edition, real blood?
When during the 90 minutes do you feed the 'gator?

And do you use live victims to do so?

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Bishops Finger
Shipmate
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Hmm.....is there any connection to the disappearance of several Shipmates recently......?

Ian J.

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Ancient Mariner

Sip the ship
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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
Hmm.....is there any connection to the disappearance of several Shipmates recently......?

Ian J.

... and the appearance of several donations to the Organ Fund - for which our bank manager is very grateful.


[Cool]

Of course we know there are more punters slowly cruising these boards even now - with money to burn.

So, Ms Gledhill and I are happy to do what The Coot suggested earlier, and add Media Strumpet and Media Tart (respectively) to our descriptions in return for donations to the Organ Fund.

But we know you have more in your wallets...

So far approx £74 (sterling) has been promised, from three sources - The Coot, fight-club for the soul and cometchaser. This is the equivalent of $137 (US) or $183 (Oz).

If other posters on this thread can match that amount, Ruth and I will do the business.

If not, sorry love...

[ 16. October 2006, 07:47: Message edited by: Ancient Mariner ]

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Left at the Altar

Ship's Siren
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Sheesh, you really are a tart. I've seen less brazen soliciting in Darlinghurst Road from women in crotchless leather hotpants.

I'll put up $20 (family to support).

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Mr Clingford
Shipmate
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I hope my partner doesn't know where I am cruising but here's £10.

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