The perils of the accidental reply-all

October 18th, 2009 · 179 comments

A helpful reminder: When talking shit about your coworker (like “E”) via e-mail, you (unlike “C”) probably want to be extra sure you don’t confuse “FWD” with “reply all.” Just a thought!

Hope you get some rest!

related: why facebook is so gonna get you fired

FILED UNDER: e-mail · office · Oops?


179 responses so far ↓

  • #1   FG

    You know those road signs which say ‘tiredness kills, take a break’…well this is more of a case of ‘tiredness causes you to hit reply all and make an ass out of yourself.’

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   leftfoot

      I can honestly say that I never have.

      I tend to, you know, look at the “To:” line before hitting send because I happen to like my job.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   park rose bang

      Foiled by the back-edit, right, leftfoot? (at 1.0)

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Geek Goddess

      “It’s just a jump to the left,
      And then a step to the right…”

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Put your hands on your hips, and bring your knees in tight… ♫

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   park rose

      but it’s the pelvic thrust…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   infant tyrone bang

      That really drives you insaaaane

      C’mon all y’all….

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   Canthz_B bang

      This is NOT how I learned to do the Hokey-Pokey!
      You’ve gotta turn it all around…that’s what it’s all about!!

      *hip thrust*

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:21 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, this is a RHPS threadlet…strictly Time Warp here.
      Shock Treatment is next door on screen #3.

      Nice glasses Brad, you can play on either screen, but no Hokey-Pokey.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   park rose bang

      Dammit…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Mo® bang

      T-t-t-touch me I wanna feel diirty!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   park rose bang

      Janet

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:36 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   Mo® bang

      I see you shiver with antici…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.13   Mo® bang

      …pation

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.14   park rose bang

      I love you! :D

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.15   park rose bang

      Even if you are a Sweet transvesite from…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.16   Canthz_B bang

      Hokey-Pokey vs. Hankey-Panky, tonight on Smackdown!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.17   Magenta

      Transexual Transylvania

      Why don’t you come up to the lab…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.18   Riff

      With a bit of a mind flip…
      and nothing can ever be the same.
      You’re spaced out on sensation. HAH!
      Like you’re under sedation!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.19   MAMARILLA2 bang

      ♫ Let’s do the hokey pokey again….do the hokey pokey again…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.20   Columbia

      It’s astounding Time is… fleeting Madness… takes its toll. But listen closely…
      Not for very much longer!
      I’ve got to… keep… control…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.21   Geek Goddess

      Dear Dr. F.

      For the last time, please keep your hands OFF my fishnet tights. I had them hanging up in MY OWN bathroom to DRY after I washed them, not so that you could borrow them again. Do you know how long it took me to get the bloodstains out of them??? Don’t make me get my brother involved here!!!!!!

      Your roommate, M

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.22   Geek Goddess

      But maybe the rain is really to blame?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.23   Frank

      Well! How nice. And what charming underclothes you both have. But here. Put these on.They’ll make you feel less… vulnerable. It’s not often we receive visitors here, let alone offer them… hospitality.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.24   watchtower

      Horse brutality?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.25   Critical Grass bang

      Brutality and Fatality!
      Sub-Zero FTW!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   heath

    second

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Geek Goddess

      That’s What. Who’s on First

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   infant tyrone bang

      Ain’t y’all on first?
      We’uns went first last time.

      Hey, I’m talkin’ to all’a y’all now…

      We better figure out Who’s Who and What’s What in about 2 minutes or else I Don’t Know if they’re going to let us play on this field today!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   MAMARILLA2 bang

    Thank God I never say anything evil about my fellow man. *snark*

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   infant tyrone bang

      rilla,

      Fellow…man…but I thought…oh my!

      This secret society, sworn to secrecy stuff has got me very confused…

      If I could, I’d just opt out… but I saw the orientation video and read the Terms of Use Agreement (Use? little late to worry about that)…
      and I know…you can never quit…you never go back.

      ET out

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      By Grabthar’s Hammer, Never give up and Never surrender…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Wade bang

      By the sons of Warvan, you shall be avenged!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   infant tyrone bang

      What’s all this then?

      No, no, this is much more of a 3 Days of the Condor meets Goodfellas meets The Crying Game sort of confab.

      The Galaxy Quest convention is down the hall in Room 1104.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Canthz_B bang

      I’m not a big movie fan, but “Guy” is one of my favorite characters of all time.

      “Did you guys ever WATCH the show?”

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I enjoy plucky comic relief.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   infant tyrone bang

      You shrewd and knavish ole coyote…
      pullin’ off angels’ wings an’ leavin’ ‘em Oberon the divan…

      Like Shakespeare sez in “Queen Joni Approximately”:
      You just picked up a hitcher
      A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I played Richard III.
      Five curtain calls…
      There were five curtain calls. I was an actor once, damn it. Now look at me. Look at me! I won’t go out there and say that stupid line one more time.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, Sir Laurence, I’m happy for ya an I’mma let you finish, but seeing Mamarilla2′s Richard III was truly the most incandescent experience…

      Rilla, ya coulda been a contenda, but ya di’n't have Joe Pesci in ya cornah

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    My boss doesn’t know shit from Shinola, but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Is it really fair to blame your incompetent boss for your sleepless nights before the polysomnograghy results are in?

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   zombieBlanco bang

      CB – yes, yes it is.

      also – just the word ‘polysomnography’ puts me to sleep, but I’m hypothyroid like that.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Canthz_B bang

      zB, zombies aren’t exactly known for their get-up-and-go as it is! :lol:

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   park rose bang

      Blame it on the fugu.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Canthz_B bang

      I blame mad cow disease.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   mamason bang

      Blame it on the rain.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   pony girl bang

      *mad cow*

      although, cows are too dense to really get mad, usually they just get panicky

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   Geek Goddess

      Blame it on Rio

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   Critical Grass bang

      Olympic blam… Flame.
      Oh wait, that’s not it.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   infant tyrone bang

      Ooh blame it on midnight
      Ooh shame on the moon

      Also File Under:
      There’s a Seger Born Every Minute (Firesign Theater version)

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   park rose

      Don’t blame it on the sunshine
      Don’t blame it on the moonlight
      Don’t blame it on the good times,
      Blame it on the boogie (man)
      = zombie? right?

      That’s why leftfoot can’t control her feet. ;)

      Oct 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.11   Canthz_B bang

      Blame it on the boogie.

      Embarrassing duplication of the comment immediately above! :oops:

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.12   infant tyrone bang

      New Wave Mad Cow (non-dance remix)

      One minute, Elsie’s the iconic image of blissful bucolic drooling

      Next, she’s a twitchy quiver of panicky quarrels aiming at Elmer’s eye

      Elsie don’ get mad much, but she packs a very, very, very cross bow

      It always the same trigger…hearing Elvis call her Natasha

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.13   infant tyrone bang

      Hey little Zombies, be sure to tell Mommie Zombie to pick up a box of Mad Cow Chips with real Fugu-gomi flakes !

      The Fugu flakes will keep your metabolism just this short of fatal and the Mad Cow will give you that zany madcap gleam in your eyes !

      Mommie and Daddy Zombie will be proud to take you out walking about the town all night long, you just wait!

      MAD COW CHIPS (a new product from Archer Daniels Madman)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.14   GK bang

      Blame it on the boogers wiped on the walls.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.15   park rose

      Off the wall.
      Don’t stop, with a full stop…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 4:30 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.16   Critical Grass bang

      Blame it on the voices (the ones in your head).

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.17   Critical Grass bang

      Blame it on the goose
      Got you feeling loose
      Blame it on patron
      Got you in the zone

      Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol
      Blame it on the a a a a a a alcohol

      Yeah, I know…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:37 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.18   park rose bang

      No worries, CB @ 5.11…
      I just can’t, I just can’t, I just can’t control repeat
      blame it on the boogie ;)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.19   oi bang

      CG, you beat(damn oi) me to it. I had lyrics copied and e’thing.
      You got thumbed anyway.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.20   Critical Grass bang

      ;)

      By the way, nice post about “Zero”.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.21   oi bang

      Thanks CG. makes me happy.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.22   Geek Goddess

      It’s okay, CB. Anything Park Rose says, is worth repeating. Just saggin sayin’.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.23   park rose

      Wow, praise from the goddess :oops: ;)

      and you floor, flatten, flatter me

      :battseyelashessmiley:

      but thanks :P

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.24   beanster

      blame canada

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Wade bang

    Hitting Reply All is a bonehead move, no doubt.

    But what truly amazes me is that people who send that kind of email don’t seem to realize the recipient also has a forward button.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Jenny P.

    I don’t get it. Who sent what email to who? I am confused.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Watchtower bang

      Too bad that the reply was so concerned. The condescending pity implied in “Poor you” was a nice touch though.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   TL

      You and I both.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   famous_lizzy

    How on earth are people still getting those buttons confused? Haven’t we heard enough of these stories that they should just be cliches that never happen?

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      How can something become cliché if it only happens once?

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   pony girl bang

      People are stupid.
      That’s why I hang out with ponies.
      (and tigers)

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Geek Goddess

      Oh my!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Critical Grass bang

      That’s what she said.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Mo® bang

      What do you have against us bears? :oops:

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   park rose bang

      Handlebar moustaches?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   infant tyrone bang

      Hogging (?) the first ten rows at Kathy Griffin’s shows?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.8   infant tyrone bang

      PG?

      Tigers?

      With stripes ?

      Is it the uniforms ?

      Two broken Tigers on fire in the night flicker their souls to the wind
      We wait in the lines for the final approach to begin

      Considered Ziggy’s tigers, but young’uns might be about…discretion’n'all

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.9   pony girl bang

      Hobbes!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   zombieBlanco bang

    I heard rumor that miss place and reply-all have been ‘doing it’ in the copy room.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Canthz_B bang

      I have the cell phone pics to prove it.

      Okay, I’ll return Miss Place’s phone…get off my back already!!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   park rose bang

      zB, that’s mighty forward of them.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe, rose, but what they did with that spam was unforgivable!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      It was the Rice Ball incident that really put it over the edge..I mean, how could they.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Critical Grass bang

      I heard Sandra was there too.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   infant tyrone bang

      And Sadaharu Oh swings…and knocks the musubi Right OUta THE… oh, hey rose, um…nice cleats !

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   infant tyrone bang

      Dude,

      Miss Place and reply-all on film.

      Polysomnographic!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   Canthz_B bang

      Polysomnograhic…I can’t define it, but I know it after I’ve seen it in my dreams a few times.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.9   infant tyrone bang

      As the judge remarked the day that he acquitted my Aunt Hortence
      To be smut it must be ut-terly without redeeming social importance…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pva35TFiBfI

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.10   pony girl bang

      Please dispose of all polysomnopornographic material in the trash can.

      Our pipes can’t handle that much smut.

      ps
      please don’t tell my hubby

      THX
      Sandra

      Oct 19, 2009 at 4:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   lynn craig

    Ooppps!!!

    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Ashley

    I…don’t get it?

    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Geek Goddess

      “E” sent an email, that we don’t see. “C” meant to bitch to a co-worker, but hit reply all instead of forward, so “E” got the snark in the lower part. “E” then replied back, with the cloyingly sweet response at the top.
      If you still don’t get it, perhaps you should sleep on it. I hear a good night’s rest does wonders for thinking ability.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Critical Grass bang

      Perhaps you should try doing the same thing “reply-all” did. A field research can help you understand the whole process.

      ;)

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   infant tyrone bang

      Or just “stick” to swinging at fast-pitched rice-balls and forget the techno-logic angle…that’s what I’m doing, cuz I’m not sure who’s on first in the email lineup either…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Amanda

      Thanks, Geek Goddess… It would have made more sense if they’d included E’s portion too.

      Then again, if I werent reading this at 7:30 am and if the coffee had kicked in yet, maybe it would have been easier regardless. ;)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:33 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Robs

    Hmm. My brain has taken the weekend off apparently, cuz I don’t get this one?

    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Critical Grass bang

      Has it returned yet?
      Did it have fun?
      Where did it go?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   what??

    wait, what?

    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Geek Goddess

      Yeah, What!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Critical Grass bang

      whaaaa?!

      YEAH!

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, Yeah ?
      Here we go again…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Critical Grass bang

      Well, at least it’s not about the mormons this time.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   pony girl bang

    I’m confused.

    Which, okay, is nothing new, but still.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Critical Grass bang

      Confused about the post or just generally confused?

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   mamason bang

      Yes.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Critical Grass bang

      Uh… I don’t know…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   pony girl bang

      Confused about the post, and, yeah, just generally confused right now.

      Yes

      Uh, I don’t know

      Oct 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Critical Grass bang

      I understand.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Canthz_B bang

      This is all so very confusing that I get it!!

      Do you guys want my therapist’s card?

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   infant tyrone bang

      GG is up at the plate right now (ref #13.1)…

      CG (#13.3) and PG (#13.4)…one of y’all’s gotta be on deck, and for the life of me I Don’t Know which of….oh, well, I suppose I could…

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   Canthz_B bang

      Who’s on first?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I don’t know is on third.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.10   Canthz_B bang

      Then what’s the name of the guy on second?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.11   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Correct!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.12   Canthz_B bang

      Who?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.13   Critical Grass bang

      Brett.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.14   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Who is still on first.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.15   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah?
      Oh well…

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.16   oi bang

      Janet?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.17   park rose

      Brad?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.18   Critical Grass bang

      Who’s Brad?
      Brett’s evil twin?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.19   park rose bang

      Who’s on first.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.20   oi bang

      thx sandra?
      (I am gonna pretend that 14.19 is a question)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.21   Critical Grass bang

      Oh my… Who is First, and why is who on him/her/it?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.22   Canthz_B bang

      Why is the left fielder.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Geek Goddess

    Gigglebrax fail: forward all

    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Critical Grass bang

      Good one.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Canthz_B bang

      Self-awareness is the beginning of self-discovery, GG.
      Self-discovery can make you go blind! :-P

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Geek Goddess

      I am not sure that I see your point, CB.

      Oct 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Canthz_B bang

      That’s fine, GG…just stay in front of the webcam and I’ll make us both a fortune. :-P

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:54 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   infant tyrone bang

      Make sure you get at least 50% of the fortune.

      Oh, he’ll say he’s doing all the difficult, technical work and you’re just having fun and enjoying yourself…but you might be just *acting* like you’re discovering yourself…and, in case of legal problems later, be sure to incorporate in Delaware, cuz a girl just can’t get a fair shake in Maryland chambers…

      Gotta go see if I can undo the V-chip lock mommy and daddy put on Discovery channel.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   Neeners

      Just make sure you become self aware while discovering how to be private with yourself … what did I just say?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Adam

    I love this site and read it every day, but this is the least funny or interesting PAN i’ve seen yet.

    Oct 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   infant tyrone bang

      Well, this is still better than TV, right? Yeah?

      I mean, when TV is dull and uninteresting, you’re pretty much stuck with watching, or changing the channel, or just power off and do whatever you do when you’re not watching TV (skinners, beaters, books, knitting).

      Here you can add to what you perceive to be the monotony by making an observation or comment that sits quietly on the screen, modeling your lack of engagement, until another reader pivots on it pyrotechnically and set us off on a completely new adventure in a totally different direction.

      Of course, sometimes there’s no pivot, no fireworks.

      Some of the funniest stuff here today incorporates riffs from the past few days, so if you’re a regular, feel encouraged to read back a few and come back to today and pivot on one of the riffs here and light up the sky for us.

      You can probably afford to spend a little time back reading, as it looks like you don’t have a lot of controversy to administer to on your blog yet.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 12:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Geek Goddess

      Pssst! IT! That’s not Yeah, that’s Adam!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 1:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, Adam !

      See, buddy, that’s how ya do it.

      I knew you were Adam. GG knew you were Adam.

      But because I said “…right? Yeah?” it gave GG the pivot point to pretend I *didn’t* know and point me (and y’all [s] and y’all [pl], but that there is another pivot point altogether) back to the previous post where some folks went as crazy-good as a Phish light show on the single word “Yeah”.

      So, it doesn’t have to be fancy to be good…and remember that the guy who wrote Waiting for Godot (two dudes and a scrawny tree on stage for two acts, like minimalist without all the fuss about how minimalist it is) won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dream big, and keep coming back.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 1:44 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Geek Goddess

      Yeah, and I knew that IT knew that you were Adam. But I’m still not sure why heath thinks he’s on second when everybody knows that that’s What.

      And now I am going to bed because I don’t know how long I can go on with no sleep, and I need to be on my toes (both left and right feet), in order to deal with the little pony girls and boys at the horse farm tomorrow morning at work. (That would be the job that doesn’t have computer access at the barn)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 2:26 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   GK bang

      But how do the horses check their e-mail?!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 3:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   pony girl bang

      We use our iphones.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 4:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   park rose bang

      Does that make you a phony pony?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:17 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   GK bang

      “End of voicemail message. To listen to the message again, tap hoof once. To save it, tap hoof twice. To delete it, stamp hoof hard on your handset.”

      Oct 19, 2009 at 5:26 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   adam

      I usually prefer to post my first thoughts about the PAN, before reading what others have already typed. That way, my feelings are recorded before I become diluted or influenced by what others thought about the note.

      Also, thanks for checking out my blog. It’s new and I am happy just to have known that someone somewhere has seen it. Perhaps you’d like to submit a onepagescan to show me how it’s done!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   adam

      And IT, I won’t stand for you bad-mouthing TV. Probably the greatest thing ever made.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   anglophile bang

      God, I hated Waiting for Godot.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.12   Canthz_B bang

      Adam, there are no funny or unfunny PAN submissions.
      There are only those that touch our snark-zones, and those that do not.

      I find it best to simply not comment on those that don’t touch me rather than to judge them.

      If you don’t have the intellectual capacity necessary to find anything funny in a seemingly boring note, maybe you’re just out of your depth here.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:07 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.13   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Glo, is it wrong to dislike something so “intellectually stimulating” like Waiting for Godot”? I really couldn’t get behind it either.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.14   park rose bang

      I didn’t know that GG didn’t know that ET/IT didn’t know that Adam wasn’t Yeah, cos’ really I don’t know either of them from Adam, either Adam.

      Can I tempt you with my fucking red delicious, or golden, if you prefer?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:16 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.15   Critical Grass bang

      I totally become diluted AND influenced by what others thought about the note.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.16   Canthz_B bang

      I hate it when I become diluted, I prefer to be distilled. *hic*

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.17   park rose bang

      …blame it on the moonshine.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.18   Canthz_B bang

      ARRGGHH, rose! I was holding “moonshine” in my back pocket for the right moment!

      There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear! :lol:

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.19   park rose bang

      Stop children, what’s that sound?
      Everybody look what’s going down.

      Heh, heh, CB… It’s been rattling sloshing around since your comment about crackers, whine and cheese on the last post.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.20   Canthz_B bang

      Yes, it’s been in the ethanol ether ever since then.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.21   infant tyrone bang

      GG (hey, up there!),

      A) I don’t know if there’s something wrong with his balance sheet or income statement, but there’s definitely something out of whack with Heath’s General Ledger.

      B) Just how tall are those little pony girls and boys at the (*X* *Y* *Z*) horse farm (that you have to be up on your tippy-toes just to reach ‘em? Does CB know about this little venture?

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.22   infant tyrone bang

      Adam (down here, Dude!),

      I didn’t dis TV.
      It’s just that PAN here has an added, interactive feature.
      I think for most of us here, being influenced by the others makes us more concentrated, not more diluted.
      If your chemistry doesn’t work that way, we’ll just have to live with whatever you come up with on your own (journey of self-discovery).

      If you want to read that as us (on good days) doing some serious polysomnographis &*#$^%-ing around and you doing more of a Reads Shoots and Leaves number, well solo acts can be interesting, educational, and um, uplifting, too. As the song went in the stage adaptation of “Illuminatus!”, “Let’s play Doctor! I’ll take the nurse!”

      Maybe some others here will be interested in the one-page scans on your blog. Interesting idea, but I draw only marginally better than I dance, and if I were dancing with the stars I’d be sucked into the accretion disc faster than Tom Delay can commit a felony. So, Mahalo, but No Mahalo.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 11:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.23   Geek Goddess

      IT, it’s not so much being up on tippy-toes to reach as much as it is avoiding their little toes on my tippy-toes. So to answer, it is not how tall, but how heavy.

      *agrees about Heath*

      Oct 19, 2009 at 7:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.24   Neeners

      Here’s what the Dr. ordered:

      Rx- a cup of warm milk, some fluffy footy pj’s and a nice fat book of calculus problems, or to look at Adam’s blog just before bed.

      if that doesn’t work…. a big tall glass of shut the hell up

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.25   Neeners

      I agree with Adam, this note is sooo not as funny as the one I submitted and never had posted on this site. I AM SO BITTER!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.26   infant tyrone bang

      GG,

      Aha, so they’re actually little kids, which these days can be little packages of neutronium, with epidemic of juvenile diabetes and all that.

      Gramatically scrubbed in accord with oi.spec #810D (Rev. 575)

      Oct 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.27   infant tyrone bang

      Neeners,

      1) I’m guessing that you mean the intricate designs done *on a single page* on Adam’s blog are so unusual and hypnotizing that it would be hard not to drift off pleasantly to a dreamland of beautiful colors and shapes.

      2) How about cartoons with little kids and instead of lemonade stands they could have signs advertising “Shut the Hell Up” and related products.

      If you had a good legal staff you could probably run things like, “I’ll have a double-decaf machiatto Fuggedaboutit, and make it a Grande!”

      3) I hear ya on the bitter thing. I’m still amazed at what gets thumbed into pale and dark green on this site and what really cool stuff gets +1 or +2…
      I can’t begin to imagine the weirdness that has to go on behind the scenes in determining which notes get posted and which don’t.

      4) Just in case it works (testing a hypothesis in search of a theory),
      “That Grande double-decaf machiatto Fuggedaboutit… fucking delicious!”

      Oct 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.28   pony girl bang

      Well, that was 21 seconds I’ll never get back.
      What the hell was that?
      Is one supposed to be stoned or on acid or something to truly appreciate that site?

      Color me confused.

      (again)

      Oct 20, 2009 at 12:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.29   infant tyrone bang

      PGee…

      You were there for 21 seconds??

      After about 8 seconds I started seeing Debbie Harry and hearing “Come to Nikki” in surround sound.

      When I saw the Baretta forming under my skin at 13 seconds, a little voice inside my head got louder and screamed “Go back to PAN” and I clicked the little green arrow…but it was close.

      Hey, there’s a Town Meeting in Austin in a few weeks…wanna carpool?
      You can have your favorite seat and street sweeper.

      Long live…you know,
      ETee

      P.S. Oh, yeah, you’re OK now, right ?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 1:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.30   beanster

      i do my PAN like i do my university seminars.
      i only *kinda* read my (note/edward said article on orientalism/feminist theory) but i participate the shit out of discussion based on what other people say. i’m an A student at university; you decide how i’m doing here.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.31   infant tyrone bang

      + 100 pts…Edward Said FTW on “Today’s Least Recognized Reference”

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.32   Beanster bang

      aw, shucks!

      Oct 22, 2009 at 11:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   aaa bang

    Pfft. Everybody knows that you’re supposed to bitch about your boss in your Facebook status update after you’ve friended them and relegated them to the oft forgotten Third Tier of Internet “Friends”.

    Dumbass.

    Oct 19, 2009 at 12:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   GK bang

    Ah, top-posting. Bane of sane people everywhere.

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   oi bang

    I wish this PAN was little bit more informative than that.

    Oct 19, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Rachet

    This happened in our office three years ago.

    Unfortunately the Reply All with the very snarky and rude (and VERY uncalled for) comments went back to the boss, the originator of the email.

    She left the next day. Heard she got a job in real estate.

    We kept the email. It’s great to show people as a What To Do To Get Fired example.

    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Critical Grass bang

      Dude, Share the foo… E-mail!

      Oct 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Oh Really

    I did this exactly once, 15 years ago when I was new at the company I worked at. Well, not exactly this – I was typing a message to my boss to complain about someone in the department we serviced, and I must have been so focused on her that I put her name in the “to” field. Oddly enough, she thought I did it on purpose, to passive-aggressively show her what a pain in the ass she was being. After that incident, I have always religiously checked that “to” field two or three times before hitting send.

    Oct 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   beanster

      i also check the “to” feild after sending naughty pictures to my then youth pastor.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   MOMMYDEAREST

    I have been trying for years to post this – and have successfully done so about 4 times, but always fail to ask…

    but….

    Will all of you marry me?

    Seriously – I’ve been wearing depends just so I can read all ya’ll. I’m old – but I still want to marry everyone – except the people who forget to do that one thing with their non-nested posts. (see, I’m so old I forgot what it’s called).

    Oct 20, 2009 at 9:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Critical Grass bang

      Well, you’ll have to follow the procedure like everybody else who wants to take us down the aisle: send us a non-photoshoped photo (head shot & full body) and a list of all your hobbies, hopes and dreams. We’re also gonna need a copy of your college diploma and whole-blood test results.

      Then we’ll talk.

      THX
      Sa… CG.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   MOMMYDEAREST

      gigglebrax

      I have nudes, will that do?

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Critical Grass bang

      Oh my!

      Oct 20, 2009 at 11:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Neeners

      Oh no you di…ent just say ‘all y’all’ …..
      I was gonna marry yo ass ’til ya dropped that stinker.

      Oct 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   MOMMYDEAREST

    gigglebrax?
    I have nudes, will that do?

    Oct 20, 2009 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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