There will come soft pains

July 7th, 2008 · 239 comments

This bit of poetry is brought to us by Alex in Vancouver, an innocent observer on the scene.

Words cannot express how thankful I am for waking me up this morning. I forgot to set my alarm and would have slept in until at least ten otherwise. How did you know that I really wanted to get up at five-thirty? Do either of you have ESP? If so, you should definitely make use of your talent. Also, how did you know that I had grown tired of the peaceful sound of the rain? I haven't told anyone. Listening to you argue about how drunk Jim was, making food loudly, running around the house, and crinkling a plastic wrapper for what may have been an hour completely pushed the sound of rain from my ears! Huzzah! If only you were around now, the damned rain is back and the fridge isn't loud enough. So again, many thanks to you both for a most wonderful pre-dawn.

FILED UNDER: drizzunk · noise · roommates · sarcasm · sleeping · thanks (but not really) · Vancouver


239 responses so far ↓

  • #1   REALESTATE bang

    Huzzah? Seriously?

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:07 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      Yes, “Huzzah.” *gets out PAN dictionary*

      Main Entry:
      huz·zah
      Variant(s):
      or huz·za (?)h?-?zä
      Function:
      noun
      Etymology:
      origin unknown
      Date:
      1573

      : an expression or shout of acclaim – often used passive aggressively by renaissance fair-nerds/30 year-old virgins to mean, “fuck you, you douche bag(s).”

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Robin Camille

      the “huzzah” truly makes this note. it made me smile.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:33 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Lurker

      One doesn’t see enough huzzah anymore.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:42 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   toddspal

      God, seriously. I love the word Huzzah. Use it all the time.

      This note is HARD. CORE. sarcastic passive aggressive. I can just imagine the author smirking cockily to him/herself as they put on the finishing touches.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:43 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Canthz_B bang

      *toddspal–snicker* :mrgreen:

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Amber

      I completely and utterly love the word “huzzah.” And I lost your v-card at the renaissance fair.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   zombieBlanco bang

    Having plotted for days, Amy and Carl finally take revenge against Nadia.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   snee

      oh, come on! you know carl’s not like that. everybody loves carl.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   fink

      ZB a.k.a. Gary Larson

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   zombieBlanco bang

      I would like to state categorically, and for the record, that I did not conduct any ‘research’ with that tramp, Jane Goodall.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:56 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   the amanda

      blah blah blah huzzah

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Sarcastic Monkey

      Even the follow-up is Larson-esque. Nice job zombie!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Abe Froman bang

    Words cannot express how thankful I am for this incredibly sarcastic note!

    I hate the peaceful sound of rain too!

    Huzzah!

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Troy McClure bang

    Woah. If part of the problem was plastic wrapper crinklage, I have to wonder if the walls are thick enough.

    If you came into my bedroom at 5:30 am, you could hold CrinkleFest 2008 and I’m pretty sure I’d go on sleeping.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   snee

      yeah, CrinkleFest 2008 was a bust this year. can you believe it was actually held in some guy’s room???

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 62  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   snee

      and the guy? yeah, he just kept on sleeping! okay, well he opened one eye during the opening ceremonies, farted, and rolled over, but that was it!

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:26 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      I scratched my ass, too.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   anglophile bang

      I keep crinkling and crinkling the damn condom wrappers, but do you wake up? No, you do not! Typical.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   se

      you have to put the condoms on him, then crinkle and crinkle. That will wake him up.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:09 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      Glo, let’s not have this fight again, okay?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Bunnee

      I’m going to get in trouble at work for laughing so damn hard at these comments! I think I’ll have my own crinkle-fest tonight!! (Crinkle Fest 2008-A New Beginning)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   tomservo bang

      Don’t you dare have CrinkleFest tonight as I can’t make it!

      I’m out applying for a job at Cardo’s Pizza (I always get flat tyres but can talk and work at the same time, so what the hell, I might land it…)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   KittyKat bang

      Love the name, sweetie. Let’s Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas is one of my all-time favorite christmas songs.

      Team MST3K!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   wickedopinion74

      Oh, Troy….I would come into your bedroom at 4:45 am if there was a chance that CrinkleFest 2008 involved me wrapping you up in that plastic wrap….

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   Canthz_B bang

      Is there a Cardo’s franchise on the SOL?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   Bunnee

      @tomservo–when CAN you make it? Although, if you get the job, (and that’s doubtful, because you probably have a life) you’ll smell like pepperoni, so…oh well, it IS supposed to be a New Beginning and all. LOVE mst3k, btw.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   MJ

      Where can I purchase tickets to Crinklefest 2008, or is it free? I’ll have to remember my q-tips so I can properly enjoy it as I heard the amps are broken.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Huzzah isa Monster

    This note is sooooo lacking in aggression. But is passively great nonetheless.

    Team Huzzah!

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   jelloegg bang

      Lacking in aggression?! Puh-leeze! This was hilarious!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   snee

    bring on the unitard, because…

    THAT HUZZAH WAS FUCKING DELICIOUS!

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Cowgirlgraphics

      Or: that crinkling paper will taste fucking delicious when I cram it down your throat!

      - Team Unitard

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   jelloegg bang

      Believe it!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   My own buisness

      I HOPE YOU HAVE ROOM FOR MY CRINKLY WRAPPER BECAUSE I’M GOING TO RAM IT INTO YOUR HUZZAH!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:36 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   sprut

    Huzzah! I hope the couple gets a friend with a “B.A. in professional writing and linguistics” to critque this note. :)

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   secondsout bang

    The Greater PAN Grammar Nazi Society says: maybe try “does either of you have ESP?” ‘Either’ is a singular. ‘Does’ would be the appropriate modifier.

    Man, I’m insufferable, aren’t I?

    Jul 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   zombieBlanco bang

      do we have to answer that?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   name

      I think you mean: Does we have to answer that?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:06 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   brad

      although correct in this instance your rule regarding “either” is flawed. “either” takes the case of the pronoun it represents. It can be singular or plural.

      “Either these or those ARE correct.”
      “Either this or that IS correct.”

      Sorry…..couldn’t resist.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 3:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   secondsout bang

    Do you think they were “making food,” or do you think they were cooking? I would think that making food would be something along the lines of growing cucumbers, planting carrot seeds, etc.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   secondsout bang

    So did these guys, including Jim, tie one on the night before, and then get up at 5:30 to have an argument? Damn, these guys are hard-core! Whenever I get drunk enough for people to have a conversation about it, I damn sure don’t get up before 8:00. And really, running around the house at 5:30am? I’d break some ankles at that point.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   secondsout bang

    Does anyone else find it weird that he starts with “words cannot express,” and then goes on to write a lengthy diatribe? I guess words can express.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Jimmy Straightline

      Just like when someone says “it goes without saying” and then gives every detail…

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:08 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   snee

      not to mention…”not to mention”.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:14 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Quite Contrary

      It’s also like when someone writes a note to announce to someone that they they are no longer on speaking terms.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:41 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Sue Do Nim bang

      not to mention “needless to say.”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:06 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   marcopuffin bang

      and “nothing personal, but…”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:41 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Shane

      or, “to tell you the truth…”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:06 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   Canthz_B bang

      or, “For what it’s worth,…”, “Not to put too fine a point on it”. ;-)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:32 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   Mark bang

      or, “I’m not really a racist/sexist/homophobe, but…”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   pistola

      or “I don’t want to be rude, but…”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:21 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   bob

      To be honest, those are all, literally, variations on the same theme.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   amy d bang

      To be fair, bob, they knew that.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   Mishee bang

      I don’t want to be rude, Bob, but for what it’s worth (and this totally isn’t personal!) but I think after 10 posts, it’s needless to say that everyone here was aware of that! Not to mention that it goes without saying!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   Canthz_B bang

      OMG! Is there really a pattern there, bob?
      How astute you are! Where would we be without you?
      Of course, “I don’t mean that in a bad way”. ;-)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.14   KittyKat bang

      Oh look, bob’s the new RALPHY.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.15   jelloegg bang

      Lol. Good one, Mishee.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.16   pistola

      “I’m not saying Bob, I’m just saying, you’re a quick one”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.17   redsox rock

      Oh a favorite of mine in the South… “Bless Bob’s Heart”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.18   KittyKat bang

      I like that one too. You can call someone’s mama a crack-smoking whore and they might take offense, but if you say “Your mama’s a crack-smoking whore, bless her heart”, it’s all good.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.19   JoeInLA

      I’m ashamed of all of you who responded to Bob. You completely missed the fact that Bob began his post with yet another in the long line of quasi-oxymoronic phrases: “To be honest,….” Now go sit in the corner and think about what you did.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.20   Mishee bang

      Joe, I sentence you to 2 hrs in the Unitard for thinking that we didn’t know that already!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.21   Canthz_B bang

      I didn’t miss it. Joe…It just didn’t work well.
      Shame on you for underestimating us. :-|

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.22   JoeInLA

      Oh. :-$ Nevermind. [goes off to sit in the corner himself]

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.23   Canthz_B bang

      LOL.
      It’s ok, JoeinLA. You’ve been around here long enough to know how things get when we need a new note!
      These waters get dangerous when the snark-sharks are hungry! ;-)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.24   Mishee bang

      awww Joe – now don’t pout! I don’t even know you, so that’s a good thing… you have done a fine job of staying off of the Mishee radar… but now… well, I know the Unitard is uncomfortable, but just do your time and learn from it! :D

      (jokes!)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.25   amy d bang

      I don’t get it. (Not you, Mishee! :) )

      Jul 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.26   Mishee bang

      *innocent look*

      now amy, why would you ever put something like, (not you Mishee!)?? Do you for some reason think I might go off on you if I thought you didn’t get what I said?? I have no idea where you would come up with something like that! It’s just preposterous!! I am as gentle as a springtime lamb!

      8)

      *puts on shades to block glare from halo*

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.27   bellabeastie

      I’m just thinking JoeInLA gets a pass. Just one.

      Joe — please never, ever start with:
      ” I’m ashamed of all of you who responded to Bob”.

      What about Bob? baby steps.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:44 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.28   bob

      bob sits back and congratulates self for spawning ~15 replies to his comment

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   agirlie

    umm, maybe the silver lining was that it was fighting noises and not sex noises he awoke to?? Then again, I suppose sex noises can be soothing to a degree, or at least at some point….

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   secondsout bang

      Not when the girl is screaming, “don’t you dare put it there!” That’s hard to sleep through.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   agirlie

      you were referring to the cucumbers right?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   se

      I have woke up to the girl screaming “Don’t you put that in there”.
      I was still trying when she woke me up.

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   agirlie

      what exactly is her objection to refrigeration of vegetables?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   secondsout bang

      Woke her right up, though, didn’t it?

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   Quite Contrary

      Sex noises of *others* are soothing??? I find them a sad reminder of how pathetic my life is because they are not sex noises of my own.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:42 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   amazon bang

      Sorry QC. We’ll try and keep it down next time.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:43 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   Canthz_B bang

      “Last night a woman was banging on my bedroom door for hours.
      I finally had to get up and let her out!”

      Rodney Dangerfield (paraphrased)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:46 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   KittyKat bang

      God Bless Rodney Dangerfield.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   agirlie

      I guess I’ve heard most guys who hear certain noises are likely to take care of business thereby providing quite a restful period-therefore soothing? It’s really only a theory at this point.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.11   Canthz_B bang

      “Certain noises” like what?
      I know anything that sounds like “Do me like there’s no tomorrow” works for me! :twisted:

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.12   tomservo bang

      Funnily enough Canthz, for most of my girlfriends there never was…

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.13   Canthz_B bang

      Gypsy is a bit conservative. ;-)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Jimmy Straightline

    First of all, I wasn’t even drunk!
    Secondly, we weren’t making food loudly – we were making love loudly, and there was food there too. And the crinkling plastic? Sorry bout that, free condoms, you know?
    Sincerely,
    Jim

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Troy McClure bang

      In the buff
      Gettin’ rude
      Doin’ stuff
      With the food

      Jul 7, 2008 at 11:42 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Shane

      How about you
      And two dudes?
      Him, you and Stu
      In the nude
      Being lewd with two dudes with food

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   treb

      I think that’s something that I might be into.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:21 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   RunBarbara bang

      if i hear crinkling plastic during sex it had better be my dennis hopper stand in setting up his oxygen mask.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Ryan

    Dear Crinkle Crinkle,

    Thanks so much for your layered noise and thick skin. I adore you so…. I long for your distinct one-of-a-kind sound!

    Black Bar

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   zombieBlanco bang

    *many, many apologies to Sara Teasdale*


    There will come soft rain and the smell of the food,
    And roommates running with their arguing mood;

    And alarms forgotten to sing out the time,
    And ________ and _____ who cannot mime;

    Extra sensory perception used,
    expressing their talent the sounds soon oozed;

    And not one will know the weariness, not one
    and at last the rain is done.

    Not one would mind, neither fridge nor wrapper
    tho’ an hour be completely knackered;

    And myself, when I awoke post-dawn,
    Would give thanks that they had gone.

    Jul 7, 2008 at 11:19 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   secondsout bang

      Kudos to you, zombieBlanco, for beating me to a spoof of that poem. And kudos to the PAN Goddess for a nice reference to either this poem, or the Ray Bradbury short story that alludes to this poem.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   zombieBlanco bang

      :oops:

      geez, s’out- now I feel bad for making fun of you at 8.1

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   aaa

    Note writer gets 20 points for saying “Huzzah.”

    Jul 8, 2008 at 12:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   amazon bang

    So what’s up with the really long paper?

    I’m actually more thrilled with the “yours truly.” That’s how lawyers sign letters when they really want to say “eff you.”

    Jul 8, 2008 at 1:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   grape girl

      I know, right? Wondered the same thing myself. Was that legal paper? Or just one of those rolls? No cantankerous passive aggressive note-writer should ever be allowed to get a hold of one of those rolls… trouble.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   pistola

      I was thinking the same thing. It’s either butcher paper, or a scroll he cuts off of every time his neighbors disturb his slumber.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   GhostWriter bang

      I just noticed that we can see some faint writing coming through from the other side of the paper.

      The mystery deepens!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    ESP = Efficacious Sleep Prevention

    Jul 8, 2008 at 1:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    Dear Rain Man,

    No ESP in evidence here. That’s why we thought you were still asleep and that we were disturbing no one.
    Next time you feel the urge to pull a f’ing “Huzzah”
    out of your ass, try doing it when it could actually help you, like during the noise.

    Yours truly.
    The Crinkling Insomniacs

    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:07 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Bunnee

      “The Crinkling Insomniacs” would make a helluva band name!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    How did the arguing wake him if he was awake listening peacefully to the rainfall?

    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   ALA bang

    crinkle, crinkle little plastic
    you people are quite spastic
    up around the house pre-dawn
    was Jim so drunk, he puked on the lawn?
    crinkle crinkle little plastic
    as a roommate I am fantastic

    (I’m spending 2 weeks with my 2 yr. old niece, hence the nursery rhymes)

    Jul 8, 2008 at 5:48 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   schrodingersduck bang

    Where does anyone get a single sheet of paper that long? Do paper shops in Vancouver have special discounts on extra-long “unhinged rant” length paper, perhaps?

    Jul 8, 2008 at 6:39 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   soph

      I was totally wondering the same thing!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   gRant

      Why yes … yes we do. Don’t tell anyone though. We already have too many people moving here.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Burghardt

    Do they cross their z‘s in Canada? As in “Huzzah”? Is that so we don’t mistake them for twos since so many words are spelled with numbers in between?

    Jul 8, 2008 at 7:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Sheepish bang

      Canadians cross their Z’s to let everyone know that it’s pronounced ZED not ZEE.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   bellabeastie

      Wait — A,B,C,D,….etc….W,X,Y,

      and ZED ?

      Isn’t he Jethro’s Uncle or something?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Mishee bang

      Umm… last I heard Zed was dead….

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   Mark bang

      I feel the need for some blueberry pancakes…

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   bellabeastie

      S’far as I know in the U.S. of A. It’s Zee.

      Like “zebra”. What do you call it in Canada? Zedbra?

      Oh, I knew Zed was dead. Shit happens. Pancakes are coming right up.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   Mishee bang

      You can have all the blueberry pancakes you want (unless all they have is buttermilk) but remember, I don’t have the ball gag right now…

      RB has been using it for her drinks.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   bellabeastie

      Jed. Zed. It’s still Zee no matter what you say in the USA. Please pass the syrup..

      That’s where it went!! I’ve been looking for it all week. Damn sneaky RB, hussy (or should I say huzzah) ?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   Canthz_B bang

      When you’re tired, do you “catch some Zeds”?
      They sound heavy.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   snee

      i confess! i’m a canadian zed-crosser.

      (i also cross my 7′s. and no, i don’t know why the hell i do that.)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   Mark bang

      I’ve been in Canada for a total of about 1.5 weeks during my life, I’m 100% USA’ian.

      I cross my z’s (though I say “zee”) and also my 7′s. I do not know why either.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   amazon bang

      I occasionally cross my Z’s (pronounced Zee) and 7′s, ‘cuz I’m fancy and shit.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   Canthz_B bang

      I was a Z/7 crosser for a while in my late teens.
      I slipped into it and slipped out of if it.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   Canthz_B bang

      I could be very wrong, but I think the 7 is crossed because a lot of hand-writing in the world includes a small up-stroke at the top of the number one that can make it look like a seven, so the seven is given a cross hash to make it plain that it is not a one.

      That may not be the reason, but it sure made reading hand-written medical bills from Europe easier for me.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   bellabeastie

      Right- on CB- long time Z/7 crosser ‘cuz I have to read that stuff, too.

      There could be an upstroke in your near future. ;)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.15   Mishee bang

      I do the same for my 7s CB and bella – for the same reason. I am in accounting so I like to make sure that all my numbers are concise and clear so there are minimal mistakes!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.16   bellabeastie

      Zed Leppalin Rules !!

      Hairway to Steven!

      (just being obnoxious)…. “)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Laura

    Most Canadians don’t, I don’t, I think it’s just a personal choice.. I don’t think it’s a nation related thing… but yes, also loved the huzzah! and i definitely know the feeling or complete anger when someone crinkles that plastic wrap for too long… JUST OPEN IT ALREADY!!!

    Jul 8, 2008 at 7:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   claw71 bang

    Perosnally I’d expect somebody throwing around words like huzzah to be churning butter at 5:30 in the morning but that’s just me.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 8:42 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Mishee bang

      Use of that word makes me think this person might be a character from the poem Jabberwocky…

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:08 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   KittyKat bang

      The frumious bandersnatch?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Mishee bang

      Not sure Kat – maybe the Jubjub bird? You know, you gotta beware of those fuckers!

      (P.S. claw, I don’t know where you went, but I missed you and am glad you are back!) :D

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   claw71 bang

      I dated a girl with a frumious bandersnatch but anitbiotics cleared it up. No need to shun.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.5   LThrace

      claw, I read this site mostly for your comments.

      will you marry me?

      (I promise that my bandersnatch isnt frumious)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.6   Mishee bang

      LThrace – I suggest you just backup and get back in line…

      I haven’t released my claim on him yet!

      Perhaps I need to find myself a flag?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.7   Canthz_B bang

      Jabberwocky character? That didn’t hit me.
      I keep thinking Merlin the Magician!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.8   KittyKat bang

      Mishee, perhaps a vorpal sword would be more appropriate?

      (And no, claw, I’m not talking about your penis)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.9   Mark bang

      How about Vogon Poetry?

      Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy nacturations are to me…
      As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.10   claw71 bang

      Let me tell you, Mishee, it wouldn’t be the first time a flag’s been stuck in me.

      And damn you, KittyKat, vorpal is just oozing (yes, I mean oozing) with possibilities. Why did you have to cut that thread before it even started?

      I wasn’t thinking Jabberwocky when I read huzzah. It’s really more of a colonial thing.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.11   Mishee bang

      I think Huzzah reminded me of Jabberwocky cause of the line “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”", but that’s just me…

      claw – I never told you where I planned to stick it!! :D

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.12   RunBarbara bang

      huzzah! reminds me of snake oil peddlers with greazzzy mustaches and white gloves. you know, the kind that knife the magistrate and steal widow’s homes with their trickery and brutish ways.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.13   JPav

      I keep picturing jousting at the Excalibur in Vegas. “Huzzah!”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.14   KittyKat bang

      Claw, you’re a big boy (or so Mishee & RB tell me). I’m sure you can do whatever you like with your vorpal sword. Be my guest.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.15   glastonberry

      “Huzzah” always reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright from some tv doc years ago. When he landed the Fallingwater contract he had basically been without work for a long time, so he wrote “A client! Huzzah!” on the office bulletin board (or somesuch). Up to that point I had never heard the word used. And I haven’t heard it since (until now of course).

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.16   bellabeastie

      Vorpal Sword vs. Albino Python.

      (who will emerge victorious?)

      And Let the Games Begin !!

      (huge Huzzah from the crowd)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Lurker

    OK, are these rommmates or neighbors? Or are they, like crinkling 5-mil plastic tarpaulins or something?

    Makes me remember the time I lived above that crazy chick who spent her days belting out karaoke and her nights sobbing hysterically.

    Hail, all hail the poetry of zombieBlanco!

    Jul 8, 2008 at 9:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   pistola

      Karaoke during the day, cry hysterically by night. That screams insanity.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   DanOhh

    Oh the writer is just mad that all that rain has washed out his trip to this years RenFest, Huzzah. Good thing the writer has +5 Passive Aggressive skills in note writing.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Quite Contrary

    Our beloved writer certainly puts the passive into passive aggressive. Most of us would call “a most wonderful pre-dawn” 5 effin thirty in the morning, god damn it.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 10:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   KittyKat bang

      The only thing I call a “wonderful pre-dawn” is a good wake-me-up-fuck, but that’s just me.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Canthz_B bang

      HUZZAH!! for wake-up sex.
      It beats the Hell out of coffee and orange juice! :-P

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   RunBarbara bang

      cb, why cant you include the coffee and OJ into the morning sex? its not the usual fare of spatulas and candlewax but you know, variety is the spice of life….

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   KittyKat bang

      CB, you might know this

      Just a little lovin’ early in the morning
      beats a cup of coffee, for starting off the day . . .

      One of my faves!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.5   Mark bang

      I prefer:

      You can’t drink beer all day.
      Unless you start in the morning.

      Also… “Spatula City!”

      That is all.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 11:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.6   KittyKat bang

      I’ve heard that, but never tried it. I prefer hard liquor.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.7   Canthz_B bang

      I’m not drinking anymore…

      I’m not drinking any less either! :mrgreen:

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.8   Mishee bang

      Mark, I found it!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XbCWmY0eqY

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.9   Qwerty

      Team Spatula-and-Candlewax! Traditions should not be so carelessly thrown away!

      Jul 10, 2008 at 8:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   xindi

    A word that slants down at the end of a line is an indication of not preparing ahead, impulsiveness, and possibly even a touch of depression.

    Check. Check. Check.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 11:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   bellabeastie

      Just me? But I was thinking that note-writer was Prepared. To sleep until at least 10:00. And listen to the rain. Check.

      Impulsively write this note (however with thought and consideration) on extremely long paper taped to the sub-zero fridge or the Enterprise. Take your pick. Check.

      Showing signs of depression? Wouldn’t you be if you had to live with these inconsiderate asspandas? Check. Words that slant down? Check.

      Team Put Up the Deflector Shields Cuz It’s Gonna Get Ugly

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Will It Work

      Handwriting analysis is the new phrenology.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   secondsout bang

      I thought something stupid like reflexology was the new phrenology. I suppose there’s room for all kinds of things; no limit to phrenology, I guess.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   treb

    Team loud drunks!
    I salute anybody who drinks too much and can still get up pre-dawn.
    *edited to add “Huzzah!”

    Jul 8, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   GhostWriter bang

    Creedence knows a thing or two about stopping the rain.

    Woken from my slumber
    while rain is comin’ down
    Could E-S-P cause it?
    “…completely pushed the sound”
    Good man, use your talents!
    I’m tired of peaceful sounds,
    …and the wrapper, silly wrapper
    Drowning out the rain

    Are you drunk as Jim was?
    Sleepin’ shattered, food too loud
    Soft refrigerator,
    I yearned for your return
    Why’d you plan such rudeness?
    Wrapper’s sonic pain
    Damn the wrapper, silly wrapper
    Drowning out the rain

    Heard your pre-dawn blaring,
    Now I cheer; Huzzah!
    ‘round the house you galloped,
    Tryin’ to keep me up
    Noisy rain kept fallin’,
    fortunate you’re here.
    …and the wrapper, silly wrapper
    Drowning out the rain

    Jul 8, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Al

    Dear ________,

    I am sorry about the crinkling, I tried to pick up your condom wrappers up as fast as I could, but there were so many!
    Also, the reason the fridge doesn’t make the noise it used to is because it’s broken. We were “making food” so it wouldn’t spoil.
    You’re welcome! We live to serve.
    (And in the future, we’ll try to keep our concerns about our alcoholic friend to a dull roar.)

    Sincerely yours,
    __________ and _________.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 11:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   secondsout bang

    I do sympathize with the PAN writer. Living with roommates can be really annoying when you’re trying to sleep. I had a roommate who would be up way before anyone else. This motherfucker would blow his nose so loud that it woke everyone in the house up. There I am trying to sleep and this asshat is blowing the nose trumpet, and it doesn’t stop. Mind you, this is the same guy who would bitch us out if we were talking after 10pm in the living room on a Friday evening. Then he moved out of the house to join a cult. I wonder if the “guru” of the cult is peaceful enough not to shiv that prick.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 12:01 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Quite Contrary

      I would love to end my former roommate stories with, “then he/she moved out of the house to join a cult.” “She moved out of the house to live with her boyfriend, now her husband” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Sirius bang

      Actually, most of my roomate stories end with “shiv that prick”

      Don’t mess with my decorative hand towels…

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:34 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   KMB

      I can end a former roommate story with “Then she was forcibly removed from our dorm room and involuntarily committed to a mental hospital” but people always look at me like I’M the crazy one. So I stopped telling that story at work dinners.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   Quite Contrary

      I have a co-worker story that ends that way. And it’s a big hit at work dinners because the guy still works for the company.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.5   secondsout bang

      BTW, that same douchebag who ended up joining the cult also used the word “huzzah” a fair amount.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Mishee bang

    WTF is this note taped to anyways?

    A brushed stainless steel door?

    Is Canada that into Shatner they now have Star Trek-esque doors? Do they slide open automatically and make a whoosh noise as they do??

    Jul 8, 2008 at 12:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   KittyKat bang

      I would totally do Shatner. Just for the notoriety.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Canthz_B bang

      Looks like a piece of the shielding that the Romulans destroyed when they crossed the neutral zone in Kirk’s first encounter with them.
      The one where Tomlinson the guy in the phaser room died. He was about to get married when the episode opened.

      *did my inner trekker slip out?*

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   Al

      Yes, Canada is. My stainless door is on my refridgerator. It’s not automatic, but it does go whoosh.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Mark bang

      Ah, CB!!! You *ROCK*! That was definitely a classic episode.

      Interesting that both Balance of Terror and the movie The Wrath of Khan (at least the ship-to-ship fighting in both) is based on WW2 submarine warfare.

      Also, Mish, the doors were not stainless steel. They were styrofoam, most likely.
      …er, I mean they were triduranium that was plasma-fused with the tachyon pulse inverter! Sorry!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.5   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, I guess they (the tactics) would just about have to be at least similar given that in both cases the combatants are only in contact by sensor info.
      I like the sonar echo/sensor echo link.
      They made a point of the z-axis in Khan…Kirk’s training vs. Khan’s two-dimensional tactics.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.6   Mishee bang

      CB – you lost me after “Yeah, I guess they…”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 1:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.7   Mark bang

      Spock: “His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.”

      Kirk: “Z minus 10,000 meters.”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.8   tomservo bang

      Is that Zee or Zed minus 10,000 meters?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.9   Mark bang

      Oooh, good catch! He said it “Zee.” But Shatner is from Canada!

      I guess by the time the Federation came around, the USA had already conquered Canada and forced them to say “Zee.” Also, no more “eh” or “hoser.”

      Then again, Captain Kirk is said to be from Iowa. So maybe Shatner was just acting? Nah, he can’t act so it must be that the USA invaded Canada.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.10   Jeffrey

      Then again, Captain Kirk is said to be from Iowa.

      Fort Wayne is in Iowa? Wow, I never knew…

      “Dear Mark;

      When you make statements in the passive voice it may be said by some that you’re being a really weak thinker. See what I mean? Would it trouble you that much to find info a click away? Love ya! :)

      Me”

      Jul 9, 2008 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.11   Canthz_B bang

      James Tiberius Kirk was born in 2233 in Riverside, Iowa on planet Earth.

      http://www.thecaptainkirkpage.com/krkinfo.html

      Jul 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.12   Canthz_B bang

      Second source:

      http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/character/1112496.html

      Jul 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.13   Mark bang

      Yeah, I decided not to respond to Jeffrey, because I was like, WTF? I really didn’t understand what he was talking about. Kirk is (will be?) from Iowa, any decent Trekkie knows that. I have no idea where the Fort Wayne thing came in.

      Also, I’m an engineer, we write pretty much everything in the passive voice. We’re supposed to. Less risk that way.

      “The beam was designed without enough strength” is less risky than “I designed the beam without enough strength.”
      (note: I do not design *any* beams)

      Jul 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   agong

    Dear Words Cannot Express,

    We’re cats, we crinkle. We chase and we “make” food.

    Get over it!

    Team Crinkle

    Jul 8, 2008 at 1:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Lauren

    The comments, and the note is the best thing I’ve ever seen on this site. I laughed out loud so many times.

    I wish I coulda got my hands on some tickets for Crinklefest 2008. Oh well. Maybe next year :(

    Jul 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Lara

    You guys all seem to think the noisemakers got up at 5:30. I believe they were still up at 5:30. They had a major case of the munchies as evidenced by their “making food” and prolonged crinkling, which is no doubt evidence of the opening of Twinkie after Twinkie.

    I believe there are more substances than alcohol here. They are discussing how drunk Jim was, while both as high as a giraffe ass.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Mishee bang

      Lara, I don’t know how much pot smoking you have done, but I can assure you that I was never able to make it past 2am! That shit makes you tired!

      Now meth, that’s a different story – but people on that aren’t known for their eating habits – or well.. eating at all!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.2   bellabeastie

      “high as a giraffe ass”… Perfect.

      Right :up: there with asspanda. ;)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.3   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      * heads out the door - watch the local news tonight to see if there is a report concerning a man arrested at the zoo inexplicably trying to jump a fence while carrying a folding ladder and a tape measure*

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:09 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   chick bang

    Could the note be written on the back of a receipt? That would explain the printing on the other side, and the extraordinarily long length of the paper – they had just bought a bunch of ingredients to “make food loudly.” And a bunch of twinkies.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Mishee bang

      Ok dammit, who was the one to flip over to find the funeral preparations on that note a week or two ago? Whomever it was, get at it! This is driving us bonkers!!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      It wasn’t me, but I’m working on it. I’ve started to get a phone number – the reflection of the table is messing with the light from the other side.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      604-230-20??

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   Al

      867-5309?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.5   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      604-230-2020 or, possibly, 2090.

      The text written on the back appears to end very near the top – above the line that contains the sentence that starts, “How did you know. . . .”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.6   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      Further, it looks like there is some kind of “letterhead” or heading. It appears there are two words printed in script at the top of the page, with the handwritten phone number and text below it.

      I’m sure of the first eight numbers of the phone number, and reasonably certain re: the last two.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.7   Mark bang

      Holy crap, your image-analysis-fu will come in handy in the future, Grasshopper! 8-O

      604 is downtown Vancouver, fwiw.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.8   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      The script at the top reads: “T(or S)h??dy C. . . .” The rest of the second word is blocked by the redaction, lettering, and lack of reflected light from the table.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.9   Quite Contrary

      Where is Chloe O’Brien when you need her?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.10   glastonberry

      604 covers the entire lower mainland of BC, including Whistler.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.11   Mishee bang

      I think it’s 949-287-4891. My call to this number confirmed my suspicions.. try it yourself!

      Jul 9, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

    deleted – posted to the wrong place.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Amanda

    Am I the only one who thinks that Mishee isn’t that funny?

    Jul 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Mark bang

      Yes. Yes, you are.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   SomeGuyWhoNeverComments bang

      Yes, Amanda.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.3   Canthz_B bang

      It’s lonely at the bottom, Amanda. :-|

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.4   Sirius bang

      No, Amanda, there is actually a small group of people who have publicly expressed the view that Mishee isn’t funny. These people all have one other thing in common — they are currently being very still in HRCasey’s crawl space.

      Where did you say you were from?

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.5   wickedopinion74

      Oh, Amanda honey, it doesn’t matter…the regs on this site are closed up tighter than your Puritan granny’s asshole….they are worse than high school cliques around here…you are better off just reading the comments and moving along afterwards….TRUST ME!! I’m sure I’ll get backlash for this comment but do I care? HUZZAH!!!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.6   KittyKat bang

      I don’t think Mishee is trying to be funny, sweetpea. Everything she says is as serious as the Word of God.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.7   Canthz_B bang

      ‘A’ is for Adultery and Ass-fucking.

      –Hester Prinn

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.8   KittyKat bang

      ‘AA’ when you mix the two!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.9   Ryan

      THX for playing our game….

      You win an hour of unabated “crinkle crinkle”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 4:20 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.10   Mishee bang

      Well, “Amanda” and “wickedopinion” (if those are your real names!) if we (the “regs”) are something akin to The Breakfast Club, then I definitely get to be the Judd Nelson personality! (Well, without the penis of course… but he lost that years ago anyways…I think it was a boating accident)

      And RB is definitely the Molly Ringwald slut personality! (Yea! I hope she is tighter than granny’s ass! Oh the fun we will have!)

      I don’t care if you don’t think I’m funny, cause… well… shit, I just don’t fucking care… yay!

      But I do have to thank my creepy internet friends for the dogpile! awww, you guys are so sweet!! :D

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.11   Canthz_B bang

      Bah! I just pretend to like you, Mishee.
      I just don’t think questioning whether someone is funny or not is in good taste. Sense of humor is such an individual thing.
      Some people actually LOVE the Three Stooges and Jerry Lewis, go figure.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.12   Quite Contrary

      Huzzah!!

      Jul 8, 2008 at 8:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.13   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t know what the big deal is. Everyone knows what can happen around here if you open the door and start out with “Is it just me” or “Am I the only one”.

      You may as well wear a “kick me” sign. ;-)

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.14   aMurder

      Am I the only one around here who thinks that GhostWriter is super spectacular funny? Mishee could learn a thing or two from him…

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.15   anglophile bang

      Yes, aMurder, you are the only one here with the brains and sensitivity to appreciate the humor and writing skill of GhostWriter. All the rest of us just put up with him to be polite.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.16   GhostWriter bang

      Am I the only one around here who thinks that the politeness is just a facade and anglophile (and the rest) are all secretly crushin’ on me?

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.17   anglophile bang

      I didn’t realize I was being so coy, GW. My bad.

      Wanna come over to my place? ♥

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.18   GhostWriter bang

      Maybe. What are your Brain & Sensitivity scores? I have a quintile to uphold.

      this line never seems to work at Fridays…

      Jul 9, 2008 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.19   anglophile bang

      Well, I don’t like to blow my own horn (mostly because it’s more fun to blow someone else’s), but when they charted out my scores, they had to tape a second piece of paper on the first, I was so far off the charts. ;)

      Jul 9, 2008 at 10:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.20   YVR

      no no, you don’t have to do that anymore – didn’t you see the long, rant-sized paper up there?

      Jul 10, 2008 at 2:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.21   Amanda

      Whoa, I really had no idea I’d get so many responses.

      It’s nothing personal, Mishee. Not being funny in my opinion certainly doesn’t take away from the lovely person that I’m sure you are. You’re right not to care.

      I love this site, long time reader – probably long before most of you had exclamation points next to your names. I’ve just given you all the gift of realizing that I’m not that funny, so I don’t comment often. I do think a lot of the rest of you ARE funny, which is why I read the comments. RunBarbara cracks me up pretty much every time. Mishee doesn’t do it for me.

      I did enjoy the public flogging in my absence though – Internet loyalty sure runs thicker than water around here ;)

      Jul 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Canthz_B bang

    Hey, Bella, nice avatar. Is it new? I don’t recall seeing you in MBL before. :-)

    Jul 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   bellabeastie

      Hey CB — ;) I wanted to get in line behind our grrll Mishee.

      So Amanda – when you grow a sense of humor and take your friend — oh , wait — you don’t have any. My bad. To The Place Where We Have Fun.

      Then, maybe, we will welcome you. but i doubt it. el-oh-el.

      Jul 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Amanda

      As Canthz_B alluded to earlier when pointing out my poor taste, sense of humor is an individual thing. Everyone has a sense of humor; clearly mine and yours (with Mishee’s) are divergent in nature.

      Jul 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Sofar

    You know, as a heavy sleeper, there’s no one I can tolerate less then someone who can’t stand being woken up.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   MJ

      I think you just summed up in one sentence the entire problem with my current relationship.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 3:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   Candice

    I’d like to know where one finds a 3-foot-long piece of paper.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   glastonberry

      Back of a poster maybe. I’m pretty sure long pieces of paper are not that rare. Sure seems to be freaking everyone out though… “OMG did you see that! It’s a fucking long piece of paper! Holy shit, you don’t see that everyday!”

      Jul 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.2   GhostWriter bang

      I award an ‘onorary Huzzah! to glastonberry. I haven’t laughed out loud about a PAN comment for quite some time until the one above.

      Jul 9, 2008 at 9:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   Timo

    I remember as a small child my parents took me to Crinklefest. Oh it was so great. I danced naked in the rain and the mud. It was one of those childhood memories I can never forget. I engage in pre-dawn shouty spice discussions of it with my friends as we make food. Food which is richly crafted from fine Corinthian leather.

    Jul 8, 2008 at 5:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Alpha Beta

    OMG, play these both together, and GO BACKWARDS IN TIME:

    http://www.khaaan.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIL3fbGbU2o

    Jul 8, 2008 at 9:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   ALA bang

    PAN Goddess, I beseech thee: new note please. A new note will get you a resounding ‘HUZZAH.’

    Jul 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   misterpain

    Ricardo’s Cordoba commercials were so succesful, they resulted in the extinction of the Corinthian.

    Jul 9, 2008 at 5:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   MW

    Oh come on folks, we all know they were really just cooking crack and hadn’t gone to bed yet.

    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Aug 3, 2008 at 2:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   HopefulNebula

    Team note-writer. I have sensory problems of my own, and I’ve had to deal with the same sort of shit.

    Aug 3, 2008 at 3:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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