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Initial post: 24 Dec 2013 16:41:24 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Recently I visited a discussion frequented by Amazon Reviewers and the topic under discussion was the influence of the negative vote. In the course of reading this I came across the phenomenon of those who vote negative out of malice:
a. To nobble a rival
b. Because a reviewer has dared to upset a fanboy base.
c. Because someone is a troll.
As these types cannot be identified because they don't have the backbone to leave a comment and thus an ID.

Anyway this thought me thinking about the folks who inhabit the Discussion forums and thus are willing to be called all sorts of things in jest, malice or just cause someone has a sorehead.

Thus you may annoy, bemuse or confuse me with your views. You may make very unkind remarks about my witty, incisive or thoughtful comments (that's said with a tongue in cheek guys!). But at least you are willing to stand up and be counted!
So here's to you all whosoever you might be.

And since a discussion wouldn't be a discussion without any opportunity for someone to insult someone or make some splendidly outrageous comment, I offer these for reflection:

1. I am a socialist and believe in state ownership.
2. I reckon 'The Great Escape' as a film is over-rated.(Donald Pleasance was great- I'll give you that)
3. I think the best Beatles Album is 'Revolver'.
4. There should be sections of town where men should be banned from wearing shorts.
5. Jeremy Clarkson books are useful as doorstops and for wobbly legs on tables but no more.
6 Oh yeh and I'm a theist.

Enjoy tearing those apart.
Holiday Non-Offensive to sensibilities Greeting to one and all

Posted on 24 Dec 2013 16:48:36 GMT
Ba humbug!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:15:43 GMT
Spin says:
Ghost; (1) Don't take what you read on the internet so seriously. Discussion sites are merely a form of entertainment. (2) Happy Xmas. =)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 17:46:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 19:12:23 GMT
Ah, Gomsy's new bumper sticker.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 19:33:03 GMT
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Posted on 24 Dec 2013 22:47:51 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Aww shucks guys
You shouldn't have gone to all that much trouble...

I miss humbugs (sigh), but my dodgy fillings don't

Posted on 25 Dec 2013 10:10:13 GMT
* What's Santa's favourite Pizza?
One that's deep pan crisp and even.

* What do you call a donkey with three legs?
A wonky.

Posted on 25 Dec 2013 11:52:45 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Tee-hee (chortle)
Gordon! You are a true collector of Christmas Cracker Jokes! I salute your diligence in keeping this fine record going

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2013 13:33:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Dec 2013 14:13:23 GMT
<<Tee-hee (chortle)>> have you been taking lessons from the Goms who stole Christmas?

Cwaker jokes as told by Aled Jones from the Royal Albert Hall.

Why were Santa's little helpers depressed?
Because they had low elf esteem.

Why don't you ever see Santa in an NHS ward?
Because he has private elf care.

Mary and Joseph-now they had a stable relationship.

What does The QE2 call her Christmas broadcast?
The One Show.

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 12:10:29 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
What do you call an unwell crocodile?
An illigator.

Next year in The City they will be raising a statue of Christopher Columbus as the true representation of financial spirit of Today.
1. Going in the Wrong Direction.
2. Not knowing where he was when he got there.
3. Insisting he was right anyway.
4. And doing it all on someone else's money.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 12:28:41 GMT
But look what he achieved: claimed the America's for the Spanish Empire, colonised them, brought back loads of gold and introduced new fruit and veg to Europe and gave the locals Christianity.

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 17:12:33 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
(Hushed voice): Yes, but let's not mention the slavery thing or the rapid decrease in native populations, or that tobacco 'thing'. Not too good for the PR, upsets the brand image. Unless you play the 'Bloodthirsty Aztec' card (call in Fox News for unbiased coverage of regime change)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 18:03:14 GMT
Much better if the Americas had been left undisturbed. You should have been around to tell the Spanish.

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 09:34:15 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
It's kind of a big place. Someone would have made a claim to it
Actually us Welsh found it earlier, but as one welsh writer pointed out we then went and lost it.
As did the Vikings.
And possibly the Egyptians.
And a bunch of folk who clambered over the Bearing Straights (or there abouts).

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 21:30:28 GMT
gille liath says:
I think it's stupendously unlikely that any members of this conspiracy against you will read that post.

However there's a lot to be said for your points 1-6 - except #2 obviously.

'Seasonal salutations'? Yeah, Merry Christmas mate.

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 22:43:25 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Hi there Gille.
Not so much a conspiracy as rather bemusing in a sad sort of way; I caught one of them at it in such a shallow and obvious way the other day, the genuine contributors to that forum have all got it maturely in hand.

Yeh I'll say 'Merry Christmas' to you. But I just wanted to try and be universally accommodating (irony)
PS: I went to Mass over kidding. Of course I appreciate that it's not as controversial as not rating 'The Great Escape' obviously but I'm willing to concede that folk must agree to differ over that.

All the Best for The New Year (I feel wishing folk 'Happy New Year' is tempting Fate too much these days)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 23:01:17 GMT
gille liath says:
Not 'alf.

An admirable intention, but I can never quite see the point of wishing people a good 'season', but refusing to say which season you're referring to! :)

I certainly don't disagree that you went to mass. I not only went, I played a selection of carols on the mandolin. How bleedin' festive is that?...

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 23:27:37 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
You played the mandolin? Now that's cool! We had guitars and flute at ours, but mandolin (ah sigh that would have been a sound to hear).

Just to clarify the: my original format of greetings was not to be taken seriously it was a sort of swipe at those who still get humfy about wording when we start to bring religion into the mix (and that includes fellow theists; like the guy who in all seriousness told me that because I was a Catholic I was not a Christian-funny thing was the way he phrased it, it was as if he was trying to be helpful- he did go on a bit about the Council of Trent too)

Anyway I digress.
All the best with the mandolin playing

Posted on 28 Dec 2013 10:09:11 GMT
Roma says:
Yes, carols to the accompaniment of the mandolin sounds interesting. We only had guitars at our mass. Every year, the commercialism at Christmas makes me fear that the true message has been forgotten. Then, when I attend a Christmas Mass, I am reassured that this is not so. The Mass I attended was so crowded that only the centre aisle was free. The priest said that it was lovely to see so many people and was sorry that so many had to stand but reassured them that, as HenryV111 said to his wives, he would not keep them long.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2013 13:02:53 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
That's nice to hear Roma. I like the quip.
It's true what you said; attending Christmas Mass is very reassuring.

Posted on 28 Dec 2013 21:43:36 GMT
gille liath says:
Yes, a Felicitous Winterval to all.

Posted on 28 Dec 2013 21:54:36 GMT
Spin says:
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Posted on 28 Dec 2013 22:00:00 GMT
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Posted on 28 Dec 2013 22:10:45 GMT
What did the elephant say when he caught Santa naked?

How do you manage to eat with that?
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