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Tubbs

Miss Congeniality
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quote:
Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
This seems to be the best place to ask this. Every time a new troll comes along, someone laments that Erin isn't here to take care of it. I don't think I really got my sea legs before Erin left us, which makes me sad. Can anyone suggest a classic thread down in Limbo where I can really see the Gator doing what she did best?

Try these two for starters - Calling Erin to Hell and Incompetence 1, Democracy 0 . Marvel at the razor wit, the creative turn of phrase and the ability to cut through bullshit in two words or less. But, behind the scenes Erin had a heart as big as a whale and was extremely kind.

I'm sure that others will have other favourites to recommend.

Tubbs

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Viola
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My Apartment Smells like a Urinal Cake was quite a classic.

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by frin:
When the thread had been going long enough that people were running out of steam, we were encouraged (by Miss Monica) to keep going and keep moving the plot forward. Some time later, Miss Monica had copies printed up as a book. I have mine still. It wouldn't mean much to people who joined the board later, as it is full of in-jokes. But it is great for reading back and remembering (or guessing) who was contributing as who.

'frin

I didn't realise Miss Monica wrote a book. Bound in Leather to be whipped out under duress, no doubt?

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comet

Snowball in Hell
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quote:
Originally posted by Tubbs:
quote:
Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
This seems to be the best place to ask this. Every time a new troll comes along, someone laments that Erin isn't here to take care of it. I don't think I really got my sea legs before Erin left us, which makes me sad. Can anyone suggest a classic thread down in Limbo where I can really see the Gator doing what she did best?

Try these two for starters - Calling Erin to Hell and Incompetence 1, Democracy 0 . Marvel at the razor wit, the creative turn of phrase and the ability to cut through bullshit in two words or less. But, behind the scenes Erin had a heart as big as a whale and was extremely kind.

I'm sure that others will have other favourites to recommend.

Tubbs

dammit you lousy motherfuckers made me cry! well, laugh myself to tears, but still. shit. good stuff. *singing* mehmmmories........

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comet

Snowball in Hell
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WHOOPS!

sorry, Hosts!

apparently some dumbass left my cage unlocked and I wandered out of my safe-zone without even knowing it and oozed my badstuff all over the wrong board....

sowwy....

I know, I know. Go to hell, comet!

*hangs head in shame*

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Mental note, if comet calls you "motherfucker," she is being affectionate...

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comet

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it's like a love bite, really...

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Golden Key
Shipmate
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Surely, a Ship graphic novel would have to be done by Jack Chick? Or in his style?

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Golden Key
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Or done by Crumb? Besides his classic stuff, he also put out a Genesis comic a few years back.

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--"I'm not giving up--and neither should you." --SNL

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Surely, a Ship graphic novel would have to be done by Jack Chick? Or in his style?

Rather different message, though, I should think!

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leo
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Well, he'd have the liberals in Hell

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Lyda*Rose

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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
Well, he'd have the liberals in Hell

That would be about everybody, then. Even our "conservatives" would be too liberal for Chick.

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Golden Key
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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Surely, a Ship graphic novel would have to be done by Jack Chick? Or in his style?

Rather different message, though, I should think!
Yeah, but that's why he'd be so perfect! [Smile] And his style is considered to be really good, regardless of the content.

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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quote:
Originally posted by leo:
Well, he'd have the liberals in Hell

Haw! Haw! Haw!

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Golden Key
Shipmate
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Wasn't sure where to put this, but...

I was having a hard time finding a very old thread, even with Google. So I went to the Internet Archive, looked up the Ship, and tracked down the thread.

This is the portal for the archive's copies of our boards.

Basically, there's a graph showing all the archived years. You pick one, and then you get a calendar for that year. You'll see that some dates are links. Click on one, and you'll get what they archived from the boards on that date. Then you can go looking for a particular thread.

Takes a little work, but an alternative when you can't find something in *our* archives.

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--"Oh bat bladders, do you have to bring common sense into this?"--Dragon, "Jane & the Dragon"
--"I'm not giving up--and neither should you." --SNL

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Offeiriad

Ship's Arboriculturalist
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That reminds me, very early on I seem to remember a series about a spoof diocese, whose Bishop's diary seemed to mark every Sunday as a day off. At this distance I've even forgotten the name of the diocese, sorry! Anybody know where this material might still be around please? - I'd love to re-visit it.
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Spike

Mostly Harmless
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Sounds like the Diocese of Foulness. I'm sure it's in the archive somewhere. I'll have a dig around.

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Baptist Trainfan
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Is that with the stress on the first or the second syllable?
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Qoheleth.

Semi-Sagacious One
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Or are you thinking of the Diocese of Bolsover, with Bishop Rodrigo Borgia and his Chaplain Fr Bildad? Products of the fevered imagination of Fr David Rowett, IIRC.

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Qoheleth.

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quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Or are you thinking of the Diocese of Bolsover, with Bishop Rodrigo Borgia and his Chaplain Fr Bildad? Products of the fevered imagination of Fr David Rowett, IIRC.

Exempli gratia:

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The diocese would like to apologise for the interruption to its news service during the month of May. This was due principally to the following:

As widely reported in the national press, the May Day Procession of Our Lady at St. Mary's, Cleavage ended in disaster. The supplier of the rose petals is has been served with notice of a civil action for damages. Nevertheless, the diocesan server was down for several days, and even now walks with a pronounced limp.

Even more disastrously, a chance, in-all-probability innocent but ultimately unwise comment by the Bishop's Chaplain, Fr. Bildad, during the May-Morning liturgy of the diocesan Feminist Theology Encounter Group led to him being chased up the impromptu anti-masculinist May fertility symbol, all seventeen feet of it, there to languish for a full week, meanwhile being in possession of the bishop's engagement diary. After negotiations, basic food was sent up to him, but the diet of vegetarian macrobiotic high fibre muesli meant that at the end of his enforced exile, not only had he lost three stone in weight, but there were only two pages of the diary still in a fit state to be read. Bishop Rodrigo pronounced himself 'delighted' so to have gained a month without engagements, but as we write Fr.Bildad is still going in to the Bishop's office every morning at 8.00 to catch up on 'missing' correspondence.





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Spike

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quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Or are you thinking of the Diocese of Bolsover, with Bishop Rodrigo Borgia and his Chaplain Fr Bildad? Products of the fevered imagination of Fr David Rowett, IIRC.

AFAIK that was never part of The Ship.

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Golden Key
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The one Qoholeth quoted sounds like a cross between Lake Woebegon and Nightvale!
[Two face]

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Oscar the Grouch

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quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Or are you thinking of the Diocese of Bolsover, with Bishop Rodrigo Borgia and his Chaplain Fr Bildad? Products of the fevered imagination of Fr David Rowett, IIRC.

Never part of the Ship, but hugely entertaining while it lasted.

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Offeiriad

Ship's Arboriculturalist
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One memorable feature I remember was called:
'Is your church (or parish?) really necessary?'
This featured the Diocesan Stewardship Officer, Fr Chainsaw......

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TurquoiseTastic

Fish of a different color
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Ah yes - "Is Your Congregation Really Necessary?" it was called.

I also remember the Lenten discipline in which clergy had to eat less during Lent compared to the previous month so that those High Churchmen who had spent Jan/Feb swilling down litres of Bombay Sapphire could "be waved through in righteousness of life" merely by switching over to Gordon's. On the other hand the "luckless Tubby Claypole" who "with an evangelical's disregard for the liturgical calendar" had "embarked mid-January on a crash diet" found himself permitted only Evian and crackers throughout Lent. "Even so, he would have survived had his parish been of the tradition to hold a midnight Easter Vigil" - alas, the additional time until the All Age Family Service proved too much "even for his iron constitution..."

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Oscar the Grouch

Adopted Cascadian
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Is Bishop Rod still around?

Is there any chance that he could be persuaded to archive the Diocese of Bolsover onto the Ship?

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Qoheleth.

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Google suggests that his alter ego is still in active ministry in one of the more distant corners of Lincolnshire.

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