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Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:17 PM

A modest breaching here of the Fourth Wall in Lounge.

Last edited Tue Feb 16, 2016, 03:03 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm not going to apologize for what I post. Short of such an apology, it should suffice to reveal to anybody it might concern that I have insight into my own pluses and minuses and to some degree of awareness while they happen, such that I am actively choosing to let my minuses fly about as they might. FWIW, I am too often offended or embarrassed by my own posts, but also decided at some point not to run away from them.

Like many others, I have whined about spending much time and energy honing a coherent and original post only to see it sink like a stone, while any little off-the-wall nutcase free association of mine will reach heights of flames, outrage, and contempt.

The internet, this DU discussion board, has been the single biggest education for me of my life. And isn't DU so incredibly fortunate to be the exclusive beneficiary of my divine contributions (Do I really need a Sarcasm tag here?!1)?!1 Really, having achieved what used to be considered wonderful academic credentials, I realized that my Liberal Arts were worthless, that the one skill that made an actual difference in my real world work experience was: TYPING. And this discussion board has taught me some (not enough for me; I'm really too backward to have picked up much) life experience, street smarts, like developing a shell and occasionally being big enough to let some things slide.

But what I'm trying to say is that, especially here in Lounge, besides just this being an internet discussion board fer-gudness'sake (tag line from [strike]Teahouse of the August Moon? [/strike] The World of Susie Wong), and the first deterrent to being offended is that this is not the first venue to consider for a serious discussion where offense might be taken. Some amount of performance art performing might be more likely to be happening. No, I'm not going to Self Delete one of my ramblings where somebody might have gotten offended. I *do* Self-Delete very occasionally when I offend/embarrass even myself!1



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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:26 PM

2. "Bwah-HAH!1" was my first reaction to Post #1, but then in the Text world one can't be sure!1

That is, I'm talking about the self-deleted tag since I can't see what the content was.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:32 PM

3. Nearly all of my OPs vanish into the ether

Naturally, I assume I've simply amazed everyone into silence.



Cheers to you, Yootoosen. You sometimes amaze me into silence.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:40 PM

4. (Now: ) Bwah-HAH!1 And thanks, I think, but am reasonably justified in taking this

as one of the nicest things ever!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:42 PM

6. You certainly may!

I am a fan.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:41 PM

5. If I had another heart to give, I'd give it to you, UTUSN. eom.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:42 PM

7. Please, please, I'm *not* fishing. I have and treasure your heart!1 n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:44 PM

8. Indeed

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 02:52 PM

9. This should be our mascot

 

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 07:28 PM

13. I like it!

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:17 PM

10. I usually just post something that will piss people off....then I don't feel lonely.nt

 

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:34 PM

11. My posts usually cause people to think "How can somebody who has such a good education write...

 

...like one of those cows in the Chick Fillet ads."

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 07:22 PM

12. You have revealed the Lounge Secret Oath.

 

I am too often offended or embarrassed by my own post


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