Those that have the most to gain

November 19th, 2009 · 159 comments

Shawna in Toronto spotted this note during a visit to her grandparents’ condo in Miami. The only remaining evidence of “despicable vandalism,” she says, was a bit of scratched paint. Making “those that have the most to gain”…the painting contractors?

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Enemies of the Building

related: be informed, homeland security will be

FILED UNDER: elevator · excessive underlining · Miami · vandalism


159 responses so far ↓

  • #1   leftfoot

    This is what happens when the controlling HOA housewife gets old and abandoned.

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   infant tyrone bang

      And then hooks up with Dick Cheney and lets him move into her undisclosed secure location.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 11:54 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Then she writes a book calling it Going Rouge.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   infant tyrone bang

      Only then The Nation’s lawyers send her a note about *their* book…

      Cheney moves out: Musta Notta Gotta Lotta…

      New title: Bawling Over the Blue-Balled Bald Eagle That Blew Away

      Nov 20, 2009 at 1:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Neeners

      I thought the note would self destruct after reading it. (Thought I saw a little smoke, you know like on Mission Impossible or was it the original FBI show on TV.)

      Those elevator hooligans don’t stand a chance with those outraged retirees! You’ll be court marshaled and hanged and then they will put bamboo shoots under your fingernails just like the good ole days!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Kelly

    There’s more anger and hatred here than at an Eagles game when Santa is present.

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You see, according to HOA’s plan I’m the enemy, ’cause I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder – “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I’ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It’s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing “I’m an Oscar Meyer Wiener”.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:01 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Car RamRod

      Nice, I haven’t seen Demolition man in too long.

      But somehow the vicious bold print and underlining makes me feel like it’s meant to be yelled. That combined with the use of the word repugnant leaves only one logical conclusion. Samuel L. Jackson is the manager of this building.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:22 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Enough is enough! I have had it with this motherfucking vandalism on this motherfucking elevator!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:52 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Car RamRod

      Yes they deserve to die! And I hope they burn in hell!!!!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Mike626

    I currently live in an association where a letter such as this one would not be out of place. Typically, the improvements to living conditions amount to crazy rules and restrictions for owners of units in the building.

    Team Enemy.

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Idk man...

      IDK man..

      Why dont you just deficate all over the lobby walls?

      It just, teams are so impersonal, be a lone wolf!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Idk man...

      be a lone wolf!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   park rose bang

      Ah, now we know the reasoning behind those who defecate in the shower and the changing rooms in clothing stores.

      At this association’s condo, you could maybe explain such hypothetical actions as a side-effect of dementia … or the rugged individualism of a lupine (not the legumes) looney. Not a silver fox, but a grey, lone wolf who is a deft handy-man, who can not only handle, but produce, the big jobs.
      Thanks for clearing that up, Idk man (but would you?).

      Nov 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   infant tyrone bang

      All right y’all…y’all move along now.
      Nothing to see here.

      Just the park ranger doing a little herd thinning.
      Lupie went loopy and pooped on the porch.
      No reason to gawk and go into ICBM mode.

      Nice work there ranger, but how do ya fit those seven humorous silver bullets into a regular old six-shooter…mus’be tighter’n an RB garage.

      un pulgar de mi

      P.S. Legumes ?? If I need a footnote…

      Nov 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Geek Goddess

      But nothing beats the satisfaction of defecating into a paper bag, placing it on a porch and torching it, then ringing the doorbell and running. These HOAs, with their apartment buildings, have taken a lot of joy out of life.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   infant tyrone bang

      GG,

      Yeah, indeed!
      10-digit keypads with 4-digit entry codes have taken all the fun out of Halloween, haven’t they?

      I mean, if it were just two digits, even kids with significant ADD/ADHD issues could focus long enough to punch through 99 sequences, as long as they knew they had the prospect of that fiery paper bag of dogpoo going all squishy under Mr. Thompson’s shoe.

      Is (are) there data to shed light on the hypothesis that back in the day there were more requests for paper bags in the weeks running up to Halloween ? Or did plastic come on the scene about the same time as computerized records of such things. I wonder about these things…don’t worry about ‘em, but the thoughts do pop across…

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   infant tyrone bang

      @Idk man…

      De-fecate is the Standard English spelling.
      Di-fecate (as in di-vision, di-verge and a few others) would connote feces being egested from not one but two orifices.

      Now this may be the hip, sick, ill, cool, bad or otherwise trendy practice of young, urban, lone wolves, but we’re not well versed in it here.

      You can see that the site here does allow linking to other sites.

      Perhaps you have (or could make) a Youtube clip to demonstrate.

      Like good Dr. Lecter told the little boy on the plane at the end of ‘Hannibal’, “You should always be ready to try new things.”

      * Sorry, ranger, it looked like he wuz fixin’ ta git up agin…
      ** Ya, ya I know he misspelled it the other way originally…just having some fun, OK?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   GK bang

      They’re not nearly as annoying as those pesky 11-digit keypads, though. Acting all superior.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 2:57 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   park rose bang

      The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…

      For those about to knock, we salute you!

      Nov 23, 2009 at 4:01 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   infant tyrone bang

      … their exuberance, their raw power – and their punctuality.

      Directamente en, Madre Tiempo!

      Nov 23, 2009 at 9:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   anglophile bang

      Eleven digit keypads.

      1, 2, 3, π, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0?

      Nov 23, 2009 at 9:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   Critical Grass bang

      Finally they put π on the keypad! I was tired of dividing the perimeter by the diameter everytime I wanted to go home.

      Big improvement.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 10:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   infant tyrone bang

      11 digit keypads

      0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and The Pusher

      Nov 23, 2009 at 11:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.14   Geek Goddess

      The Pusher has their own key on the keyboard?

      Nov 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.15   MAMARILLA2 bang

      So the combination is… one, two, three, four, five? That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

      Nov 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.16   infant tyrone bang

      @Mamarilla, Too true, but we have to work under the constraints of the intelligence level of today’s hard-working airport security people.

      @GG, Maybe…I only had in mind the biological digit doing the pushing.
      But maybe John Kay had a change of heart and is dealing dope now.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 6:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.17   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz!

      Nov 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   JetJackson

    To think they went to so much effort with the letter when they simply could have spray painted “Stop vandalising our elevator!”

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Idk man...

      Vandilism is hott, Brah..

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   infant tyrone bang

    Fist…thumb*!

    Painting contractors ?
    Maybe…once.

    But follow the money $>$>$>>>> to “very costly Cameras”

    that will probably never record anything interesting now,
    since the high tech salesman’s hooligan kid brother
    has taken his devilishly profitable screwdriver down the block.

    * placed on leftfoot @ 11:17

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:31 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Adam

      This note or description doesn’t say anything about what the actual vandalism was. Perhaps this was actually justified?

      The new cameras seem like a great excuse for the management to jack up the rent. I’d be all over that if I owned this building.

      Nov 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Adam

      Oops, meant that to be a stand alone comment, though I feel proud to reply to an IT post.

      Nov 19, 2009 at 11:40 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   infant tyrone bang

      Well, if you’re sincere, then I’m sincerely flattered.

      But since you’ve got the *camera angle*…maybe it’s better where it is?

      If you’re logged in you can request deletion on both and then repost separately…not sure what that would do to this post…but try it if you want to…I’m logged in and if your deleting and reposting leaves this high and dry, I can always get this one to disappear too. Either way’s OK w/ me.

      Nov 19, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Adam

      I’m not too worried about it.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   infant tyrone bang

      Say, you’re awfully calm and collected about all this, son.
      And that idea about the vandalism being justified makes me wonder?

      I know our lab people couldn’t find any prints in the elevator.
      Care to tell me what you do with that box of latex gloves under your sink ?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   adam

      I swear officer, they are for impromptu body cavity searches of paperboys and girl scouts.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, well then, carry on searching young man.
      Nice to see that Scouting’s merit badges are keeping up with the times.

      Remember though:
      1) always have a good alibi, and,
      2) make sure your left hand knows what your right hand is doing.

      Here’s another tip from an old Scout:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSwjuz_-yao

      Nov 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   infant tyrone bang

      Adam,

      This was fun…let’s do it again sometime.
      Green suits you.
      But, if Dr. Lecter sends an invitation to come over and eat some brownies, check to see if he capitalized that “b”. Could be a veal big mistake not to.

      Team Adam! Welcome to the Emerald City!
      Oh, that’s right…not your first visit.
      Well, mind the paperboys and careful with the Dead brownies.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   JetJackson

    “A police investigation is sure to follow”

    Sure it will… sure it will… interpol will be on the case too and of course there will be a meeting of the UN security council to deal with this heinous crime.

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:37 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   anglophile bang

      It’s a Crime Against Humanity.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 4:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   keith

      we mustn’t offend the Human Rights of the person who did this, by making them feeling worthless following questioning and arrest .
      This always assume that the Plods (UK for police) turn up before hell freezes over: after all they have far more important targets and quotas to meet.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 7:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Mo® bang

      Leads, yeah, sure they have leads. I’ll just check with the boys down at the crime lab, they’ve got four more detectives working on the case. They got them working in shifts!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 9:01 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      We’re police officers! We’re not trained to handle this kind of violence!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   infant tyrone bang

    Cameras installed
    No missing white girls this week
    Here comes Nancy Grace

    Nov 19, 2009 at 11:47 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   zombieBlanco bang

    Repugnant cowards should know better than to go up against the The Association! when death is on the line The Management is on the job.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 1:16 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   GhostWriter bang

      Oh, that Association!

      Like always, I saw this as a requiem for the masses that was not fair at all. Enter the young six man band, one windy night, when along came Mary, who we love and cherish. “Goodbye Columbus, goodbye forever,” she said, “I bring a message of our love. The time it is today; my birthday morning. Find your own love, don’t blame it on me.”

      “No fair at all!” he replied. “Come to me; I’m the one! I’ll be your man. Look at me, look at you- we love us. Bring yourself home”

      “Another time, another place, ” she mused…

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:36 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   pope suburban

    I’m actually impressed that an HOA anywhere has at least one person who can spell and construct sentences properly. Usually it comes out looking like they typed their little no-no letters with their face. Still, Team Enemy on general principle, because there hasn’t been an HOA worth having in the history of the world.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 2:42 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   bowloftoast bang

    Grandparent’s condo in Miami, eh?
    I suspect it was a heaping pile of used depends undergarments, left to ripen in the noonday heat.

    The enemy has sunk to use of chemical warfare in their ongoing war of attrition, and only big brother can save the day… by the way, condo fees are going up.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 2:52 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   watchtower

      My question is, what evil has the Association done to create enemies? Or is this condo like Melrose Place?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 3:04 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Critical Grass bang

      Look out, Association! Sidney is back!

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:48 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   oi bang

      The Association is being attacked by the Enemies. Camera is at the rescue.
      (Association to Camera:) May the force be with you.
      (The enemies about the Camera) The force is strong with this one.

      uhh I know.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    I bet the most recently past HOA election was both a bitter contest and unbelievably entertaining.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 3:21 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Typical HOA behavior. Everyone would like them so much more if they’d have shopped around a bit and ordered “reasonably affordable” cameras, but no…they went top shelf with condo fee funds.
    This happens because retired politicians usually get themselves onto HOA boards.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 3:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Carlo

      And retired military. Those guys suck.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   anglophile bang

    This is the sort of thing that happens when dementia gets the better of The Management. Luckily for peace-loving condo dwellers across the nation, Obama’s Death Panels will take care of the problem.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 4:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   infant tyrone bang

      If Sarah Palin’s folks were part of The Association and in the first wave of uber-geezers cleared out by Death Panels, would it be ironic enough to warrant a ballad on Alanis Morissette’s next CD?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 12:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Gavin

    Dear the Management,

    I have decided to take up your invitation of anonymity and fess up to the crime, I can finally get this guilt off my shoulders and no longer feel like a repugnant coward.

    Whilst I am all for improving the security of the building at the management’s expense, I personally think its a bit OTT to go all out and purchase hi-tech equipment that can both “catch and prosecute people”. I hear droids are a bit underdeveloped as yet, and I certainly haven’t heard of any that have passed the bar.

    Once again thanks for forewarning me of what I’m up against, I look forward to receiving the police and will devise an alibi accordingly,

    Regards,

    Thee who has the most to gain

    Nov 20, 2009 at 4:52 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   park rose bang

    The association is used to dealing with the spicable acts of the gruntled many. They might think the enemy is the prefixes, but then such a heinous act would never have occurred, right?
    I bet it was the ‘suffixes’ acting out, never allowed to stand alone, always dependent on dis or dat…the unnoun noun… or jected jective, whatever.

    Anyway, y’all all should read this note in Daffy Duck’s voice.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 5:05 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   infant tyrone bang

      rothie? I just found a Daffy toon parody of The Caine Mutiny.

      Video won’t port, but I got the text for ya…here’s a towel, Daffy sprays more than Gallagher, and hey…Don’t Bogart That Joint, My Friend !

      Thuffithith? It wathn’t jutht them…it wath the whole thtinkin’ crew of that thip…prefixith, pothethiveth, determinerth, pluralth, thubordinate clautheth and inthubordinate clautheth too…oopth, almotht dropped a thteel ball there…

      Ah, but the thrawberrieth! That’s, that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the thadow of a doubt, and with, with geometric logic, that, that a duplicate key to the wardroom eyethbox did exith.

      Hey, th-th-th-that’s all folks.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Wade bang

    All of this could have been avoided if the HOA hadn’t foolishly laid off Anytime Stan.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 5:14 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Critical Grass bang

    Attention all residents:

    A police report has been filed for the vandalism of my car. Damn birds! I know those little bastards are CIA agents working undercover trying to make me slip again. I’M ON TO YOU!

    AoPOGoM – Association of Paranoid Old Geezer s of Miami.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 6:39 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    Listen, people. I wouldn’t have to install very costly cameras if the evil-doers weren’t out to get me.
    Remember our vision! First this building. Then this sub-division. Soon the neighborhood! And, someday, the entire world will be ours!!!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 8:09 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Shadow Lurker

      I was always afraid of what would happen when Pinky and the Brain were forced into retirement.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:25 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 9:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   infant tyrone bang

      Mebbe…are you thinking what I’m thinking?

      And where do we go from here ?
      Which is the way that’s clear ?
      Still looking…

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Critical Grass bang

      - Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

      -I think so Brain, but if you replace the P with an O, my name would be Oinky, wouldn’t it?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Clearly this number is a retro-pastiche that’s never going to be a break-away pop hit.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 9:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Critical Grass bang

      I don’t know. One more verse of our little ditty, and I would have been looking for a gas can.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   infant tyrone bang

      Never saw any episodes of P&B, but thanks to y’all referencing it, I googled it and now have an interest in it (I like Orson Welles, whaddyagonnado?)

      I know some of my references are obscure and/but now thanks to y’all I have another wrench in my toolbox and 10 more synaptic connections.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Bunnies aren’t as cute as everybody supposes……

      Nov 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   infant tyrone bang

      Note to self: Decide later whether to research this further or just take it literally (based on IRL personal experience w/ bunnies + wire fence).

      Nov 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.10   Geek Goddess

      I once owned a bunny that was a direct descendant of the one in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

      ‘Nuf said.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.11   infant tyrone bang

      Another illusion shattered….

      Since the Pythons were notorious for underemploying female actors and doing lots of work in drag, I always just assumed *that* bunny was
      “an ugly Puerto Rican male rabbit in a dress”.

      Apologies to the cast of “To Wong Foo…”

      Nov 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.12   Critical Grass bang

      Hey GG, check this out: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/778d

      Also Ty, If by any chance you run into one of those cute little bunnies, you might want to defend yourself with a pointed stick, or… some fresh fruit.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.13   infant tyrone bang

      CG,

      Oh, great…I just saw the bunny page and noticed that they’re out of stock.

      That means, of course, that the entire population is out in the world somewhere…possibly around the next corner or down the next dark alley.

      Waiting for me they are…Oh, God! Please tell me the don’t reproduce.

      Fruit?
      It’s been a long time since MPatHG…or is that a To Wong Foo reference?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.14   Geek Goddess

      CG, do you know if they have those in a slipper version?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.15   Critical Grass bang

      Ty, fresh fruits can be very dangerous, see several examples in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfIkMXw_YM4

      We should be so lucky, GG! They’re out of stock too… :(

      Nov 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.16   infant tyrone bang

      CG,

      Haven’t seen that in probably a couple of decades…thanks a ‘bunch’.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.17   Canthz_B bang

      I had a Bunny once, she was…oh, you’re talking about rabbits?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.18   infant tyrone bang

      Well, rabbits and John Leguizamo, but he’s in drag on these threads,
      so yeah, a big ‘b’ Bunny story would be a capital addition, plz continue…

      P.S. If you and your Bunny did anything with fruit, be sure to mansion it…pretty sure it would fit right in, thematically.

      P.P.S. If you had other 4-H type experiences, please note that Floor 18 here is bunnies, Floor 32 is cows (sacred for now), and Floor 33 is sheep.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 12:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.19   Canthz_B bang

      Actually, this was about the power-hungry (which, in some way, related to the note), but was side-tracked and hijacked, as these things often are…usually by those whose sole contributions consist of responses to the comments of others, but who rarely (if ever) post the initial comment of a thread.

      It’s the nature of the Beast.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 12:33 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.20   infant tyrone bang

      Well one good revelation deserves another…

      Beasts are on Floor 66 Aisle 6.

      Happy hunting, oh wait…you’ll need to stop off on Floor 45 on your way…Cosmetics, doncha know…cause it’s Beauty that kills the Beast.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 12:41 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.21   Canthz_B bang

      Way to say “Go to Hell”.

      Were there gorillas in that mist?

      Who cares? Probably just another obscure thought train running off on a tangential track .

      Who loves ya, Baby?

      No. Really. Who?

      Nov 22, 2009 at 1:09 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.22   infant tyrone bang

      Well ’twas Rilla that brought the bunnies onto this thread…maybe she was feeling sorry for the ones that get killed in cosmetics testing and turned it around to make them the bad guys cuz she uses cosmetics? Just a hypothesis, mister…

      I was raised Catholic, so any resemblance to a remark informed by anything resembling even a cursory knowledge of the Bible is an illusion.
      Everybody knows Catholics study catechism, not The Book, so the 666 thing is based purely on mainstream media culture info availability.

      Nice lollipop…from the barber down the street?
      No offense, but you just don’t look Greek…to me.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 1:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.23   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t look Scottish, Irish or Welsh either, but looks can be deceiving.
      Should I feel offense at not looking Greek? Strange. That has never occurred to me, not being Greek. (wonders if the writers of Kojak were in fact Greek. wonders if one need be Greek to quote a character of Greek heritage. wonders how Black the writers of oh so much Black dialogue look.) :???:
      No offense, but you don’t look Bantu.

      Missed opportunity on the ’twas Rilla, could have been a nice Jabberwocky work-up if you had it in you.

      Phrases such as “Everyone knows” frequently precede fallacies (especially ethnocentric fallacies, which tell a lot about a person’s world-view [what makes a Catholic think that any, let alone all, non-Catholics would know Catholic teachings?])…I like to stay away from those…well, that “goes without saying”. ;-)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 2:26 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.24   infant tyrone bang

      It just meant the Kojak gambit wasn’t convincing/interesting.

      None taken, but my kid brother did lights and sound for a musical group and they always told the house security people that he was with the Bantu.
      Maybe I should have a talk with Mom, ya think?

      I was always more into Alice’s adventures. Jabberwocky always seemed like a mathematical linguistic exercise…missing the math. Plus the Pythons did such a great movie…Oh, look she’s got an onion!

      Lets just say that growing up I met 2 kinds of people: Catholics and non-Catholics. We Catholics knew we didn’t study the Bible, and believe it or not, about half the non-Catholics not only knew it, but commented on it. So I, being a rash youth, figured that non-C’s split into 2 groups too: polite ones who knew but didn’t mention it to us and the ones that did mention it. Seemed like a reasonable assumption that the polite ones would know about it, seeing as how they talked to each other (the non-C’s) more than they talked to us.
      But maybe I lived in a neighborhood with a bunch of non-C’s with chips on their shoulders who felt compelled to try to bring us up short just to make themselves feel better about themselves. But I’ve found that there’s a lot of that behavior going on almost everywhere, and not even confined to religion. Kinda sad…not Schopenhauer-level sad, but sad enough to take the edge off of having a pretty good time if you let it get to you, which I avoid like the plague…oh, now we’re back to MP’s Jabberwocky again.

      ‘Scuse me, but this is my stop…

      P.S. [what makes a Catholic think that any, let alone all, non-Catholics would know Catholic teachings?]
      I don’t believe I said anything about them being familiar with the catechism or liturgy. What I did say was that a whole bunch of them knew correctly that our Bible study (both in amplitude and bandwidth) was insignificant compared to their own and let us know in conversation that they knew it.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 2:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.25   Canthz_B bang

      Wow! You actually think others cared about your faith enough to give it a second thought?
      You’re more arrogant than I ever imagined you to be. :|

      Permission to revise and extend my remarks?:

      Who loves you, Baby? And why?

      Nov 22, 2009 at 3:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.26   infant tyrone bang

      I gather you didn’t grow up Catholic in a non-C area, so you may find it hard to believe, but yes, they did. There were preachers associated with McCain early in the campaign who referred to Roman Catholicism as a cult no less, and that was just over a year ago…so unless you’ve been out of the country somewhere far away, your exclamation, question, and statement are just foolishly ill-informed or intentionally hostile, so either way I’m a little sad, but I hope you feel better now.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 3:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.27   Canthz_B bang

      No, I grew up human, indoctrinated as a Baptist, in a multi-cultural environment.

      Intentionally hostile would be correct…kind of like the Inquisition.

      All religions are “cults”, achieving mainstream status doesn’t diminish that fact.

      What does Christianity do to any emerging belief system but label it a cult and destroy (or attempt to destroy) it in its infancy?
      Never heard of the Crusades I guess.
      Excuse and correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Christianity once considered a cult? Wasn’t Catholicism once but a Christian cult? The same type of cult McCain’s people called Mitt Romney’s Mormons?

      The dead returning to life does not become more plausible by calling it “resurrection”. It just remains superstition, and false hope (wishes, if you will), no matter what you choose to call it.
      Okay, so they couldn’t face the loss of Jesus. I can’t face the loss of my wife…but I can accept the fact of her death.
      I could delude myself into believing that she again walked the Earth in human form, but you’d call me a freaking nut if I were to do so.
      What makes you any less nutty to think your guy awoke from the dead?

      What? Are big cults not cults, but little cults remain cults?

      Be sad, but only because the only part of your “religion” that has remained consistent for two thousand years is the use of a shared sense of persecution to hold you together…even while you were the ones perpetrating the persecution.
      Anyone feel like being burned at the stake today?
      Yeah, a “Church” willing to sell tickets to Heaven (Indulgences) is deserving of the utmost respect. :roll:

      Face it, you’re just rebellious Jews, not that there’s anything wrong with that. ;-)

      Superstition, grow out of it.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 3:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.28   Critical Grass bang

      When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.
      Superstition ain’t the way.

      Oh, I’m sorry, I just read the last sentence of CB’s comment and now that song is stuck in my head (second time this week, actually), just had to share with all y’all.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 7:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.29   infant tyrone bang

      CB,

      To quote Elvis C,. ‘I just don’t know where to begin…’
      Or for the Python fan, ‘Nobody expects….’

      I believe I am on record on this site as saying I am generally comfortable with Buckminster Fuller’s ever-evolving ‘Lord’s Prayer’, but I’m sure that’s as close (which it isn’t) to approving of any organized religion here.

      I happened to be backreading into early October last night (tracing the development of Adam) and noticed that I had dropped in a YT clip of Bill Hicks (hero). Not the sort of clip a practicing Catholic would drop in.
      Yes, I know the history you delineated. If your MBL info is up to date, then I had my first glimmers of it about the time you were born and was sufficiently well versed in it to opt out of the RC world about the time you were in 2nd grade or so. And, so there’s no misunderstanding, the opt out was while I was living with my parents and there was no significant trauma associated with it, which was a pleasant surprise and continues to be a foundation for a respectful and warm relationship with my father (Mom’s been gone awhile). So, you’re preaching to the Greek Chorus here (Choir isn’t a good idea with my singing skills).

      At #23.1, you can see I referred to a character in ‘Illuminatus’ by Robert Anton Wilson. For another take on religion, RAW’s writings can be an eye opener. He gets into the physiology, psychology, and neurolinguistics of it and comes up with the idea of a ‘reality tunnel’ in which people believe in their chosen (or in our cases, chosen for us, at least originally) brand of superstition (by virtue of faith, or just via faith if virtue is a loaded word) and everything that doesn’t agree with their brand of reality gets distorted by it. That’s a pretty ham-handed precis of a thinker who’s worth the trouble if you’re interested. BTW, that ‘reality tunnel’ idea gets applied to being a Democrat, Republican, Vegan, Physics Professor, etc.

      But enough about how much we agree on history, cults, drowning witches, and whatever else we agree on. I’ve got a day in ‘small “p” paradise’ to get through. Nice rant up there…probably be worth saving as a Wordpad file or something like that. Next time you want to use it you won’t have to retype it and have John Lennon in your head saying, ‘I’ve got blisters on me fingers.’ Sorry you got me mixed up with somebody else. Keep on Inquiring or Inquisitioning or whatever you want to call it.

      As I know I’ve said to a couple of folks here, scrolling mice are no longer SOTA, and it’s fine with me if you skip over anything I post.
      I know I’ll be circumspect about your stuff.

      ty

      Nov 22, 2009 at 11:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.30   Canthz_B bang

      Sorry, I fell asleep…you were saying?

      Nov 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.31   infant tyrone bang

      Dang…wanted short and sweet but wrote 7 whole lines more than you. Sorry for the verbosity…Some of y’all can say it within the space of the kernel, but some of us need everything including the top-layer application.

      Here’s something little snappier…from my comedy bookmarks…
      don’t have a religion section…UFO’s, got them…religion, no…

      http://www.95thesesrap.com/

      If you’re into it, there’s a Baked Sale after the show. BYOBong. Pox Pax.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.32   Canthz_B bang

      *yawn*

      It’s not the length of the post, but the content.
      The mind-numbing content.

      *yawn*

      Nov 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.33   infant tyrone bang

      Yeah, it must have been my fault for writing those mind-numbing thinigs that you explicitly said you don’t pay much mind to…until you change your mind to…things like from Monday:
      …………………………………………………..
      Well as long as we’re pounding them out in a sacrilegious com-mode…

      How much money or power would a person need to be able to commission the theft of (and replacement of with a foolproof replica) the Shroud of Turin and then use said shroud in the making of a very specialized batch of Poseidon Paper?
      ………………………………………………

      Pretty much any fool could pick up the hidden sincere Catholic agenda behind that…I mean, the sacrilege concealing, well, whatever you thought you saw.

      You seem like the kind of guy who relishes having the last word, so go ahead hot dog, and then say goodnight, Gracie. I’m done with this.

      Almost…on a lighter note, we seem to be getting thumbed for some of these…3 of yours + 3 of mine…Sheesh, coupla long ones each, too…and I’ve backread a bit and note that I started 3 of the 36 threads on this note. Maybe not as many as you did, but believe me, I’m not competing with you…just counting cuz you brought it up…might not be too bad for a newb geezer…

      Nov 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.34   Critical Grass bang

      We need a new note here! New note, please.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.35   Canthz_B bang

      Wow, just wow.

      My bringing up those who respond to rather than start threads didn’t specify you as one of those people, but good to know that you know when the shoe fits.

      Thanks for pointing out that you are ten years my senior.

      Try acting like it, Old-Timer. ;-)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.36   Irina Tated

      Yeah a new note and succinct commenters with a sense of humor.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.37   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Cripes. All that just because I quoted Buffy the Musical….

      Nov 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.38   Critical Grass bang

      We should all think twice before quoting TV shows or movies from now on… Let this be a lesson to us all.

      Now, let’s take a moment and pray th…. Uh! Nevermind!

      Nov 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.39   park rose

      Police man 1: Still, it’s a laugh innit?
      Police man 2: What is?
      Policeman 1: That sound you make at the back of your throat when you hear a joke.
      Policeman 2: Yeah, that’s a laugh, yeah.

      ;)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 8:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.40   Canthz_B bang

      But, CG, that would mean (*gasp*)…originality!!! :lol:

      Nov 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.41   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah… Don’t really care about that as long as I’m having fun.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.42   Canthz_B bang

      I was having fun.

      It’s been some time since I went off on anyone to any real degree. LOL

      Anyway, this is really all fun and games, no one with any sense takes any of this seriously. :-D

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.43   Critical Grass bang

      PAN is always fun and games. ;)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.44   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Until some one puts an eye out.

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.45   Canthz_B bang

      Stop all that horseplay and get off my lawn until there’s a new note!
      You kids won’t be happy until you’ve put someones ‘i’ out…and then you’ll criticize their spelling!

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.46   Critical Grass bang

      C’mon, rilla… What are the chances of that happe.. ;) OUCH! MY EYE! MY EYE!

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.47   MAMARILLA2 bang

      That’s it…If you fall down and break your neck, don’t come running to me…

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.48   Canthz_B bang

      If you get your eye put out, don’t come looking for me…
      And pick your brains up! HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?!?!?!?!

      (Thanks Bill)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 10:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.49   GK bang

      Wow, this thread has a whole lot of words I’m not gonna read. Looks like the regulars are beginning to succumb to the dreaded “wall of unfunny” plague that’s been going around the tubes lately… Ah, screw it.

      It’s been fun, folks! Catch you around the network sometime.

      *flounce*

      Nov 23, 2009 at 5:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.50   Critical Grass bang

      If you fall down and break your legs, don’t come running to me.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 5:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.51   anglophile bang

      *golf clap for GK’s flounce*

      *would have cheered if he’d told us all to fuck off first*

      *likes her flounces to be a bit more ‘splodey*

      Nov 23, 2009 at 9:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Amy

    That’s Camera with a capital C, people!!! The HOA is serious. Or German.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 8:18 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Bunnee

    Wow, no one can write a poison pen letter like the elderly!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 8:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Jim

    Wow, the wording is so… epic.

    YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!!!!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 9:28 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   thirty six red

    Someone fucking with their tomatoes?

    Nov 20, 2009 at 9:54 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   infant tyrone bang

      The Axis of Paranoia

      Miami, FL (elevators)
      Philadelphia, PA (tomatoes)
      Grand Chute, WI* (see below)

      *birthplace of Sen. Joe McCarthy

      Nov 20, 2009 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Critical Grass bang

      Someone vandalized the elevator
      Vandalized the elevator with a tomato

      Nov 20, 2009 at 3:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   oi!

    The Expensive Camera will be installed! Afraid, be very afraid!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 11:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   infant tyrone bang

      And it will feed into computers running facial recognition software based on a Hidden Markov model, based on a Markov chain, which should make us paranoid…but then the character Markov Chaney in ‘Illuminatus’ is taken from the same Markov chain, so we should feel liberated…but Cheney (The Dark Lord) is still around, so we…Oh, the hell with it! Where’s that copy of ‘Catcher in the Rye’ and my solitaire deck?

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Inigo Montoya

    Hello, I am Inigo Montoya. You have vandalized my elevator. Prepare to DIE!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 11:58 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   HappyNat

    Isn’t the local funeral home the one with the most to gain? Maybe they think their vandalism will raise the blood pressure of the residents and create more business.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 12:20 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Tasha

    It’s not often you see the word repugnant in a sign. Bravo!

    Nov 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   pony girl

    I think they’ve gotten their knickers in a knot over nothing.
    Probably all that happened was that a few of the less-mobile residents bumped into the newly-painted walls with their walkers and wheel-chairs.
    Or maybe it was those hooligans in the north wing having elevator races again.
    Either way, I want to be there when the authorities show up to investigate thoroughly.
    I would love to see that cop’s face.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Darn it Sarge, do I have to respond. It always smells like mothballs and Mentholatum in there.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   InYourSleep

    If you tell them that the cameras are costly, they’ll just get vandalised…

    Nov 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   MidnightVandal

      “So he says to me: ‘You gotta do something smart, baby! Something big!’ He says ‘You wanna be a supervandal, right?’ And I go: ‘Yeah, baby! Yeah yeah! What do I gotta do?’ He says, ‘You got spraypaint, paint up the cameras! You’ll go down in supervandal history!’ And I go ‘Yeah, baby! ‘CAUSE I’M THE EVIL MIDNIGHT VANDAL, WHAT VANDALIZES AT MIDNIGHT! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

      Nov 20, 2009 at 4:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   infant tyrone bang

      If you tell the residents that the Cameras are costly, they might steal them and fence them so they can upgrade to premium cat food for a while.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Neeners

    This is what happens when ex-military have to retire and live a “normal” life. Notice the paranoia with the “enemies” comment.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      What in the hell are you doing in my graveyard? You have been told to stay away! Sound off like you’ve got a pair!
      I do not like you! You cannot bring your spooks here without my permission! Disappear, scumbag!

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Geek Goddess

    Helen stepped into the elevator from floor 7, and gasped in shock. The hand-crocheted doily on the top of the delicate little end table under the elevator buttons was wrinkled! And the vase of plastic flowers was off center!! She quickly stepped back out of the elevator and returned to her apartment to compose a scathing PAN. With the carefully spell-checked and printed note in hand, she returned to post it and to remove the mothball scented doily, table and flowers. With the decor elements placed in her small hall closet, she continued on with her errand, and as she re-entered the elevator, she chatted in a low but strangely emphatic voice to an unseen companion.

    “We’ll get them now, Kipper. We’ll get them now!”

    Nov 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   infant tyrone bang

    When Helen gets back from the grocery store and pops open the can of Fancy Feast that she can afford after fencing the Cameras, will she say “Yum, Kipper !”?

    Nov 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   albtraum

    I have a possible theory. Are these mayhaps Indian grandparents? In an Indian-run condo? Or maybe there’s just an Indian janitor?

    Indian English is full of mellifluous but obsolete formulations like “thwart”, “repugnant”, and “disgruntled”. This sign would be par for the course in Bombay, Madras or Calcutta, if they hadn’t been renamed.

    Nov 21, 2009 at 2:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   park rose

      oi!

      Nov 21, 2009 at 6:12 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   Critical Grass bang

      Definitely! oi!

      Nov 21, 2009 at 7:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   albtraum

      oy!?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 7:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.4   oi bang

      I have to disagree with you albtraum. I am an indian. I don’t find it “indian english ” at all. first of all their feathers won’t be ruffled just for a scratch or two in the elevator if you ever been to bombay, Madras you would know what Iam talking about. Second they would call it lift not the elevator. Third they never put signs, they just go fine people.
      btw rose, CG I am up and alive with the name oi! only. ;)

      Nov 21, 2009 at 11:30 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.5   Critical Grass bang

      Sorry, oi!. Hi, there…

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.6   oi bang

      No worries CG. glad you mentioned me.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.7   infant tyrone bang

      oi!,

      Does “oi! only” mean that you prefer:
      a) only lowercase “o” ?
      b) exclamation point required?

      I can understand why albtraum might think there was an Indian English influence of some kind. India is the only place I have heard someone substitute “modalities” for “ways” (in a non-technical conversation).

      Only went to Delhi and Agra, but agree that a scratch or two in a lift wouldn’t ruffle feathers or cause eyebrows to raise. Although I wonder what would happen if some young hooligan were apprehended spray-painting the Taj. I suspect the local authorities would be unswervingly rigorous in their prosecution of the chap, don’t you think?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.8   infant tyrone bang

      albtraum,

      Mayhaps ? Deliciously old school and shoe too.

      Didn’t notice it the first time, as I was reaching for a flagon of mead.

      Your erstwhile or faithful something or other,
      i/ty

      Nov 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.9   Albtraum

      Oi – I didn’t mean that I thought this actual note is often found in various places around India, I was just combining a theory that some of the word choices seemed South Asian with a random, unrelated reference to the fact that they changed those 3 cities’ names. As everyone knows, this note would’t make sense b/c elevators (or “lifts”) are regarded as sacred in India, and people always take the stairs.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.10   Neeners

      I thought cows were sacred in India? Which is it elevators or cows?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 6:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.11   infant tyrone bang

      Albtraum,

      IN the sentence, “This sign would be par for the course in Bombay, Madras or Calcutta, if they hadn’t been renamed.”, your use of the common, well understood preposition “IN” certainly makes it seem as though you were saying that you would not have been surprised to find similar notes IN those cities (of course not the actual note or even a copy/facsimile of it…and your mashing-it-up with the fact that those cities were renamed was hopefully intended as a sort of ironic non sequitur, because obviously the fact that they were renamed did not have any significant impact on the local lingo).

      Now I’m not a professional literary forensics practitioner, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn once or twice, so this ain’t my first (fist?) rodeo.

      I’ve been to India once and next door many times, and I agree that the words you noticed would not be out of place in a South Asian (maybe Sub-continental is better because a little more specific? oi! might choose to comment) newspaper describing a political or economic situation, although “disgruntled” is fairly common usage in the U.S., especially when the reporting pertains to a postal worker shooting his (usually) way into temporary newsworthiness.

      But the elevators thing was news to me and kind of alarming and puzzling too because if they don’t ride on the lifts and people are always stealing the stairs, how in the world do folks get all the way home? Anasazi style ?

      Nov 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.12   infant tyrone bang

      Neeners,

      Definitely the cows. Albtraum is having some fun with what “over there” might be called “verbal hanky-panky”.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Geek Goddess

    *is confused, visualizing cows with hankies*

    Nov 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, GG…

      I know it’s cliched (sorry, accent mark not available), shopworn, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, and you’ll probably look at me like I’ve got Caracas in my head…but you may want to change your relaxation wallpaper to that counting sheep thing.

      The hypothesis is that adding the “b” to “ovine” somehow does something somewhere in the hypothalamus and you get more mixed up than sleepy. Studies are under way @ Mayo and results are promising.

      As Johnny Cochran told us on his “Dream Team Lullabies and Alibis”,
      “To dream of BoPeep, you must count your sheep!”

      Of course he stole it from neo-haiku whiz Oh No’s ‘lost’ masterpiece:

      To dream of BoPeep
      Forget Silence of the Lambs
      You must count your sheep

      Lose seven syllables that you swiped from an impoverished honey-bucket toter and the next thing you know, you’re a legal genius…but hey, what’s the poor schmuck gonna do, sue Johnny Cochran ? Suerte con eso!

      Nov 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Geek Goddess

      As long as they aren’t cows with guns . . .
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI

      Nov 22, 2009 at 1:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   infant tyrone bang

      Cow Tse Tung!
      Those cows di’n't need no stinkin’ hankies cuz they had no intention of surrenderin’…

      Nov 22, 2009 at 1:38 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah… There’s no messing with these cows. Be afraid, be very afraid!

      Nov 22, 2009 at 9:12 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   pilgrimchick

    This honestly makes me wonder about people who have too little to occupy their time.

    Nov 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   infant tyrone bang

      pilgrimchick,

      I read the first few posts on you site and noticed your ‘dream blog’ titled ‘sleepy seconds’. Good writing and outstanding wordplay…
      If you ever have a few spare minutes to play in this sandbox, come on over for a spell…you’d be a natural, as long as you’re just wondering about us and not worrying about us.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Canthz_B bang

    Julie Nixon-Eisenhower brings her father’s governing style to her work on the HOA board.

    You just know there must be microphones installed as well as cameras.

    Nov 22, 2009 at 12:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Havingfitz

    But…but…before I tagged your elevator I took a really good bath, and I used soap, and nice-smelling shampoo! ARE YOU NEVER HAPPY???

    Nov 22, 2009 at 8:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Renagade676

    What a big overreaction.

    For all they know, someone’s walker or wheelchair or cane or even their dog probably scratched the paint.

    Nov 22, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   park rose

      I think you’re onto something, Renegade.
      DJ Dawg scratched the paint while mixing it.

      *groan* I know, but overreaction, you wanna see overreaction…? Or maybe you have already ;)

      Nov 22, 2009 at 8:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   Canthz_B bang

    If you look really, really close, you can see that the “The Management” originally said “The Stasi”.

    Nov 22, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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