I am not going to reply to the other thread. I'm not even sure who started that thread or what the thread is about. but it is a thread nonetheless. the thread on the other thing, not my thread. sorry if i said something on your thread that had nothing to do with this thread, I mean the other thread - I am confused now. who started that thread anyway? was it your thread or his thread. I think I mentioned in my other thread about your thread being the same thread as my thread. I mean on my other thread not the same other thread that I started, the one that was about the other thread that I mentioned my thread. or the thread about the same subject as my thread. not the thread I'm talking about but the thread about the other thread. I'm sure of one thing, I STARTED THIS THREAD. so when you refer to it you can say it is my thread. well not 'my' thread but 'his' thread, meaning me. and it is okay with me if you do not exactly stay on the subject of this thread as long as I get credit for starting it. well, you don't really have to give me credit for it but I know everyone can see my name in the column to the right indicating it is my thread. and you can use my name when referring to my thread. I don't mind. actually it gives me a sense of self appreciation if you actually do mention that this thread is my thread. but you don't really have to. I know you know - REMEMBER MY NAME IS IN THE COLUMN TO THE RIGHT ;). It's like a big sign saying, "THIS IS MY THREAD". I can't wait to tell my gf that I started a new thread. I'm sure she will be proud. especially when I explain to her that I straightened everyone out about the ownership of threads. they like real men who take charge. I hope I didn't ruin my own thread for everyone else.
Just my opinion chaps ... Ralph started this thread displaying a sense of humour whilst writing some total bullshit .... there is one heck of a lot of total bullshit already on this forum but not in such a specific thread as this ..... I responded, acknowledging the humour', with a 'one liner' of equally total bullshit.
What have you guys got against a sense of humour? Has Ralph offended anyone in this thread, has he forced you guys in to reading it and/or responding to it? Who needs to get a life, the guys that have a sense of humour or the guys that don't get, reject, any sense of humour?
And Kirkland, Ralph's wife might well be reading many of the 'dickhead' writings on this forum, laughing at these dickheads, and encouraging him to, as we say in UK, "take the piss"!
To 'take the piss' is an expression meaning to mock, tease, ridicule, scoff, or troll. Take the Mickey (or variations) are euphemistic ways of conveying this expression where the word "piss" may be vulgar. This is most widely used in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
The term sometimes refers to a form of mockery in which the mocker exaggerates the other person's characteristics; pretending to take on his or her attitudes, etc., in order to make them look funny.
yes, I was taking the piss. And if you don't know what it was about then...
I know it is insensitive and the person has no command over his seemingly senseless and irrelevant comments and advice. But if this person wants to continue the charade of being the innocent participant then I will continue to 'take the piss'. I figured most would get the joke and this would have been nothing more than an ephemeral posting.
Most of the time I just smile to myself at some of the outrageous and contradictory statements made by someone. Sometimes I just have to respond. Perhaps I should just get a life - oops, I already have one. Took a four hour hike in the snow yesterday with my bride. That I spent 5 minutes at 5 AM while drinking coffee typing that bs should not matter to anyone.
At least I didn't ruin someone else' thread. (this is when you here the snare drum rim shot) :)
Taking the piss needn't be directed towards an individual or individuals, it can be just taking the piss out of a situation or in general, indeed just seeing and displaying the amusing side of a situation, having a laugh.
As an example the (bankrupt) UK goverment recently announced contraversial (OTT) cuts in the UK military .... next thing there are 8 billion pounds worth of Nimrod MRA4 aircraft, the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and indeed a squadron or few of Harrier aicraft up for auction on eBay.
This situation will affect military personnel and their families severely but at least someone has given them a laugh by taking the piss and putting these on eBay.
Ahhh.... That's supposed to be me. I commented only about Ivor because I did not recognize me.
Someone once told me I would make a lousy poker player. I tend to tell people what I shouldn't tell them. My cards are wide open.
"But if this person wants to continue the charade of being the innocent participant"
You're dead wrong on this one. My offensive postings to you are retaliatory, not innocent and certainly not a charade to make me look innocent.
I am thinking about my irrelevant posts that you said I make. You and some others were talking about hunting, Danny said it was cruel and I posted what I thought was cruel. It was no longer about hunting. Am I right? Is that what made you angry? Why would that anger you? You continued your conversation about hunting and ignored mine. Sometimes subjects die and I didn't know this one still had legs.
How about Ivor's post above mine about the planes? Is that irrelevant? Does that anger you? If I posted it, would it anger you? How about your endless postings about illegal aliens? Is that relevant? If I posted that would it anger you? People do it all the time, even you. Why do I anger you?
Contradictory statements. That also angers you. You are right about that. I have no clue what contradictory statements I made. I told you about that. Tell me and I will elaborate. Your posting will go something like this, "Why is that true, you posted in another thread that.......?" Then, it would no longer be contradictory in your mind.
Outrageous? My cruelty posting was pretty outrageous. It's true. Life is strange. Don't shoot me. I'm just a messenger.
Taking the piss or a direct attack on an individual... colour it any way you want it's still shit.
It's a bit like a comedian who comes onstage and halfway through his act, stops and says "Why are you not laughing*
"cos you're shit"
The OP should stick to his day job.
The UK doesn't, the UK spent 8 billion developing the Nimrod MRA4 but has retired it before it even entered service, it is reported that the 9 Nimrods will now be scrapped at a further cost of 200 million.
The Nimrod MR2 became grounded on safety issues.
This Comet 4 still survives though and there is a campaign afoot to get it flying again:
If I look at the first thread and try to figure out what gets Ralph angry, it is so petty. He is back to "My thread". Who cares who's thread? I started a thread, Mr. Durak started a thread on the same thing. When I apologized, I said sorry to Mr. Durak about his thread. I could have said sorry to everyone for ruining the thread. I chose to post what I did. Wow, choose the wrong words or risk the wrath of Ralph.
okay kirkland, yes, I am shit. For those of you that have spent YEARS on this forum you already know that much of what ragingbull says or talks about is quite questionable. And the things he talks about, his experiences and HIS ACTIONS are the same things MOST of you advise others to avoid. "I only sent 4 digital cameras... etc. etc. etc." Even danny who is very lenient and doesn't give people shit tried to explain to rb that his METHODS are in doubt/questionable. So I am the shit for goofing on the guy regardless of his capacity for unreasonable remarks and advice to others? Okay then, I am shit. And I should be man enough to ignore the goofy nonsense he continues to sneak in toward me because I know I am dealing with someone who has issues as was pointed out to me in the past.
So now I will just say that anything rb states has no credence based upon his history of contradiction, his adolescent responses and his proclivity to exhibit and partake in the exact actions that promote scamming. There, I said it. So I am shit.
Yet he comes across to those unknowing folks as someone giving advice when MOST of you know he doesn't have a clue. So I am a shit for trying to point it out?
I looked for the post about please ignore the following etc. But I did not find it. So add ragingbull and myself, Ralph29, to list of those who should be ignored and blah-blah-blah
This is supposed to be a forum to enlighten others. When those who discover it looking for advice hear from someone who has a history of ill advised actions giving said advice, then they may be misled. If you disagree with me say so. You can call me a shit for goofing on someone whether it is deserved or not. But call me a shit if I am wrong about what I say. You can't because you know I am right.
That little goof was an insider ha-ha. And apparently YOU GOT IT. And if you got it, you must have agreed or you wouldn't have come to the defense...
In an upside-down rationalising sort of way you’re probably right but who gives a shit?
You seem to spend an inordinate amount of time aiming disrespectful verbiage at a particular person.
Many blokes here are stressed out, imperfect, troubled and less than "successful" in many ways. This forum would be pretty dull without them.
That’s my point…what’s yours?
I’ve always found that people who rant at others are driven by insecurity, heartbreak, inexperience etc.
People accuse and criticize in others the same traits as they themselves have.
Yet your descriptions of life with your woman, the experiences you are sharing and how everything is great is heady stuff…inspirational to others who are searching for the same.
I’d expect a fellow such as yourself to have a little more compassion and less Schadenfreude.
I was waiting for Danny to question my four digital cameras.
I first sent one in the summer of 2007. She was my first regular FSU correspondent. I was curious about her family, friends and surroundings. I fell for my first visit, but it didn't work out in November of 2007, so I decided to go back to Ukraine ASAP. I communicated with another lady and I sent her a present for Christmas in 2007. The third camera was advertised as a 10mp from China that I got from Walmart for $25 which I sent to my gf. Since it was a 10mp, I thought it would work just fine, but it didn't. So, I sent her the fourth one. I get pictures from that camera regularly so I have no regrets.
You disagree with my methods, but I still see nothing questionable, outrageous or contradictions. I can give you a hammer. You can drive a nail down a piece of wood with it or you can hit someone over the head with it. It would not be my fault for giving you a hammer. What I do is what is in my conscience. It is my life and my relationship.