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Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 08:54 AM
People just use it to insult and whinge and backstab.

Get rid of it

WarPhalange
5th April 07, 08:55 AM
If you can't handle an insult over The Internets, then I feel sorry for you.

Maybe you should become An Hero.

SpringHeeledJack
5th April 07, 09:31 AM
+rep for PL

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 11:27 AM
I most certainly can, I just prefer an open debate, not able bodied people who piss it up against the wall backstabbing me from somewhere anonymous

Neildo
5th April 07, 12:58 PM
http://www.drunkdwarves.com/images/ddmail/crybaby.jpg

ICY
5th April 07, 01:56 PM
Would you rather I stabbed you in person? Because I certainly would.

Steve
5th April 07, 02:18 PM
People just use it to insult and whinge and backstab.

Get rid of it

Isn't that the point?

I bet you'd be singing a different tune if you didn't have teh R3DZ!!1!

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:22 PM
Would you rather I stabbed you in person? Because I certainly would.

Note to Mods, Cracky made a death threat

WarPhalange
5th April 07, 04:27 PM
He never said he'd kill you. Just stab you. Big difference.

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:27 PM
I love the REDZ. I just wish Cracky would have the shit kicked out of him by a First Nations disabled person wielding traditional weaponry.

Cracky, knives aren't used in Porureso you stupid Hyperborean. I can't believe you live on the same continent as the Hart Family. I hope what's left of it fucking breaks your spine.

Then you'll be in a wheelchair

And still able to think angry thoughts

And I'll take my shot of serum at Queensland University and then fuck a hot chick in front of you and go get a beaver tail snack along with a moose steak.

Then, just for you, I'll have your teeth pulled so you have to eat mush. While I enjoy a meal, put the last bite near you and then have God smite you with tongue cancer

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:29 PM
He never said he'd kill you. Just stab you. Big difference.
Okay, so under Queensland Law he threatened grievous bodily harm.

I certainly hope they let him keep his luchador mask in prison so he can scream into it while being raped.

I believe after all these years I finally deserve to say OWNED.

Neildo
5th April 07, 04:37 PM
I +repped him for it. I also LOL'd.

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:41 PM
What, because he's probably an obese person who could work but lives on the Canadian equivalent of the dole and learned a (very entertaining) Japanese style while hating coloured people?

And I would glass him after I finished my pint and then be let off scot free after the police view his posts?

Neildo
5th April 07, 04:42 PM
He's not obese. He's a skinny white boy.

What's the Canadian equivalent of the dole?

Kiko
5th April 07, 04:44 PM
Rep isn't anonymous. It's just not public unless you wish to share it with the class.

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:44 PM
I don't know. I'll ask the Canadian embassy

Neildo
5th April 07, 04:46 PM
okay, i'll rephrase. what's the dole? I'll tell you what the canadian equivalent is.

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:47 PM
Well being told "each shit retard" by somebody who worships Mussolini (who couldn't organise an office desk, let alone a war) and lives in Canada and fights as a prowrestler in a Japanese style and threatens to stab a physically and psychiatrically disabled man who has more to live for than him and was saved by the best paediatrician in the world (Cracky was born healthy) anonymously smacks of being a very lonely man.

Who are your ring bitches Cracky? Your imaginary Nazi friends?

Toby Christensen
5th April 07, 04:49 PM
The dole is given out to able people who can work. A person who can potentially work is called a "dole bludger".

I get a pension.

People in insured accidents get millions. I'm going to be writing a paper on this.

Neildo
5th April 07, 05:19 PM
North America calls the dole 'welfare'. People who collect it and can work but don't are called 'welfare bums'. I was one once. Man, i had a lot of fun, but was broke a lot of the time.

People who are sick and have a doctor say they really can't work, can collect 'disability'. It's better then welfare, but only marginally. People on disability make about half of what i do per month, welfare makes about 1/4.

DAYoung
5th April 07, 07:23 PM
I've never -repped anyone.

I use it to praise the exceptional, or the exceptionally stupid. In moments of Christian whimsy, I sometimes give +rep to people who -rep me.

I like the system - it's a way to acknowledge good work, in a way that's public and cumulative. It doesn't replace proper feedback, but it's a nice supplement.

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.

SO LET IT BE DONE.

etc etc

frumpleswift
5th April 07, 10:07 PM
mostly rep seems to be about pithy comments and witty remarks., which is why DAYoung has so much rep.

He's the epithany of witty repport (sic)

Steve
5th April 07, 11:02 PM
mostly rep seems to be about pithy comments and witty remarks., which is why DAYoung has so much rep.

He's the epithany of witty repport (sic)

Yup, most rep I've received or given has been based on teh LOLZ.

In regards to neg repping, I give it out but only when it's deserved (pedophilia comments, being a complete asshole for the sake of it, when people post SUPER stupid crap, etc).


I like the system - it's a way to acknowledge good work, in a way that's public and cumulative. It doesn't replace proper feedback, but it's a nice supplement.

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.

SO LET IT BE DONE.

etc etc

Yes indeed.

Looks like I owe some +rep to a couple posters on this very thread.

WarPhalange
5th April 07, 11:31 PM
mostly rep seems to be about pithy comments and witty remarks.

Then why do I have so much?

Steve
5th April 07, 11:33 PM
Pity?

WarPhalange
6th April 07, 12:38 AM
Sounds about right.

If only women would pity me this much. :(

Steve
6th April 07, 03:01 AM
If only you were 21.... It's coming up, I know.

Kein Haar
6th April 07, 06:38 AM
I've been repping the shit out of people who post good things about the movie 300. Based on comics AND war.

And Sparta. A guy even screams it for cry-yay.

Kiko
6th April 07, 08:24 AM
Then why do I have so much?

Because once in a while you're actually RIGHT. And you've got a bit of pity just because it's the arrogance that really stands in the way of your potential.

I give +rep for pithy truths or being made to spit things like coffee, beer or cereal at the screen from sheer amusement.
Rarely will I neg rep EVEN toward those I disagree with. That's what debate is for. With great power comes great responsibility, ya know.

WarPhalange
6th April 07, 08:55 AM
I consider my arrogance one of my greatest virtues.

Also, I'm almost always sarcastic when I act arrogant.

ICY
6th April 07, 12:57 PM
Let me just say for the record:

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHA!!!

frumpleswift
6th April 07, 04:47 PM
I consider my arrogance one of my greatest virtues.

Also, I'm almost always sarcastic when I act arrogant.

besides is it really arrogance when you're right?

WarPhalange
6th April 07, 04:58 PM
Then you're saying I'm not really arrogant?

frumpleswift
6th April 07, 04:59 PM
Then you're saying I'm not really arrogant?

only when you are right

WarPhalange
6th April 07, 05:08 PM
So... I'm not arrogant? Ever?

Neildo
6th April 07, 05:27 PM
No. I've taken your signature seriously for a long time now. and not the bit about the anti-drug, or the awesome omega quote.

polishillusion
6th April 07, 07:40 PM
hey your crazy bitch, but you fuck so i am on top of it

WarPhalange
6th April 07, 08:01 PM
I hate that song. Neg rep.

Kiko
7th April 07, 06:09 AM
That's a song? Thank GOD! I was trying to make sense of it!

Shawarma
7th April 07, 10:29 AM
This is entertaining.

The Spaz: Abolish rep!
The Mods: Abolish The Spaz!

The mods won.

WarPhalange
7th April 07, 12:44 PM
That's a song? Thank GOD! I was trying to make sense of it!

The lyrics:


(intro)ALL RIGHT...........

(Verse)
Break me down,
you got a lovely face,
we're going to your place and now you got to freak me out
Scream so loud,
getting fucking laid,
you want me to stay
but I got to make my way

2x Chorus:
Hey, you're a crazy bitch,
but you fuck so good I'm on top of it.
When I dream, I'm doing you all night.
Scratches all down my back to keep me right on.

(Verse)
Take it all,
the paper is your game,
you jump in bed with fame another one night paid in full
You’re so fine,
It won’t be a loss,
cashing in the rocks just to get you face to face.

2x(Chorus)

(bridge)
Get the video, fuck you so good
Get the video, fuck you so good
Crazy Bitch,
Crazy Bitch,
Crazy...
Bitch

2x (Chorus)


(verse)
Come on. Baby girl you want it all to be a star you’ll have to go down
Take it off no need to talk you're crazy but I like the way you fuck me

2x(Chorus)
keep it right on x2
you're crazy but i like the way you fuck me.

Notice how the chorus is sung like seventy million times? That's essentially the entire song. All those other words are just white noise in between the chorus.

Kiko
7th April 07, 02:08 PM
Yuck! Don't tell me who it is, I don't wanna know.

Osiris
8th April 07, 12:47 AM
Hyperborean is an insult now?

DAYoung
8th April 07, 12:51 AM
You don't Nietzsche head checked.

Osiris
9th April 07, 04:44 PM
You deserve to die for that.

DAYoung
9th April 07, 05:40 PM
If you want to say you love me, you don't have to be tangential about it.

Osiris
9th April 07, 06:15 PM
We kill what we love, so either way you're fucked.

DAYoung
9th April 07, 08:42 PM
GONG SAUERKRAUT.

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/sauerkraut.jpg

ICY
9th April 07, 09:53 PM
*Slaps forehead*

WarPhalange
9th April 07, 11:02 PM
Don't you mean Liberty Cabbage?

DAYoung
9th April 07, 11:04 PM
Rolls off the tongue better than 'Autonomous Cruciferae', doesn't it...

Steve
10th April 07, 12:05 AM
GONG SAUERKRAUT.

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/sauerkraut.jpg

U B CLEVR, MAAAKY ME LOLZ!!1!

You must spread the wiener schnitzel around before offering it with a side of 'kraut again.

nihilist
11th April 07, 02:45 AM
In a parallel universe, one might come to the conclusion that the desire to abolish the rep system is inversely proportionate to the amount of ego boxes one posesses.

Curious.

Steve
11th April 07, 03:04 AM
In a parallel universe, one might come to the conclusion that the desire to abolish the rep system is inversely proportionate to the amount of ego boxes one posesses.

Curious.

http://www.sociocide.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1226810&postcount=7

nihilist
11th April 07, 03:11 AM
U HAV FAWND THA PARALEL UNIVURS!!!


++++++++++rep LULZZZ!

bob
11th April 07, 05:10 AM
I've got no problem with the rep system per se, but I think it's been perverted by the formation of rep guilds and clans. I mean, come on, people are treating this like WoW.

When I was first invited to join a guild soon after I registered, I was pretty dubious but then I realised that everyone else was doing it and I'd have to join to survive around here.

DAYoung
11th April 07, 05:17 AM
Are you serious?

billy sol hurok
11th April 07, 06:06 AM
Serious as a Freemason's handshake!

Neildo
11th April 07, 10:45 AM
http://www.grandeoriente.it/Rastampa/imago/TTH01handshake.125x153.gif

nihilist
11th April 07, 01:15 PM
I've got no problem with the rep system per se, but I think it's been perverted by the formation of rep guilds and clans. I mean, come on, people are treating this like WoW.

When I was first invited to join a guild soon after I registered, I was pretty dubious but then I realised that everyone else was doing it and I'd have to join to survive around here.


Ye speak in strange whispers, friend.

What tribe does thou represent?

DAYoung
11th April 07, 01:18 PM
Dost thou.

/doesn't speak Elizabethan English, but knows this and wants to be belligerently pedentic

nihilist
11th April 07, 01:33 PM
You have fallen prey to one of the classic blunders.

It's obviously bastardized English and therefore you have revealed yourself as an outsider.

-rep for you.

Shawarma
11th April 07, 02:09 PM
Dost yourself
http://img.slate.com/media/115000/115897/DostMohamedKhan.jpg

Kiko
11th April 07, 02:13 PM
All we need is some Thieve's Cant or Drow speakers...

Neildo
11th April 07, 02:44 PM
Verily.

Iscariot
11th April 07, 03:08 PM
All we need is some Thieve's Cant or Drow speakers...
Xunus foluss joros whol Ilythiiri?

Kiko
11th April 07, 03:12 PM
Xunus foluss joros whol Ilythiiri?

Xas, Usstan z'reninth Usstan xunus. Xor l' xanalress d' olplyen. Xun dos zhaun nindel 'zil al?

Iscariot
11th April 07, 03:31 PM
D'heen. Mayoe. Riluss dkinoss talinthe ud'phuul haska gibberish.

Kiko
11th April 07, 03:50 PM
Naut riluss, gaer xal tlu uss vel'uss kyorle wun venorsh drill droe pholor dosst suul d'lil niar.
Usbyr i'dol, ori'gato mina brorn!

ICY
11th April 07, 11:36 PM
NERDS!

nihilist
12th April 07, 12:59 AM
Even Cracky is liable to experience an epiphany in the course of a lifetime.

Yiktin Voxbane
12th April 07, 11:28 PM
NERDS!

Maybe so, but they're cuddly ......

Shawarma
13th April 07, 03:54 AM
Is that a real nerd language or are you just speaking random gibberish?

Yiktin Voxbane
13th April 07, 09:52 AM
Unless me tired olde RP eyes doth decieve myself .... That be Dark Elvish.

YAARRGGHH !

Steve
13th April 07, 01:41 PM
Nerd.

<3

Kiko
13th April 07, 01:59 PM
L' op'elg zhaun ilythiiri vel'drav uk nym'ueren ol!

(Ye know yer Drow, Mate!)

ICY
13th April 07, 04:18 PM
You call that dro?

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/druginfo/..%5Cwip/11/IMAGES/cannabis.jpg

THIS IS DRO.

Sirc
13th April 07, 05:21 PM
This is Sparta, bitch. Grow a pair and grow up. Rep is fucking fantastic. I get to use it to piss people like you off BY PUSHING A BUTTON!

It's like a dream come true.

Neildo
13th April 07, 05:32 PM
hah, yeah lol. +rep 4 u!

frumpleswift
13th April 07, 05:35 PM
You call that dro?

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/druginfo/..%5Cwip/11/IMAGES/cannabis.jpg

THIS IS DRO.

that looks just like the funny looking weed that was growing in my neighbors back yard.

Neildo
13th April 07, 08:56 PM
smoke it.

DAYoung
13th April 07, 08:59 PM
Tell your local police station about it.

Quick.

SOMEONE MIGHT GET HIGH.

REEFER MADNESS!

billy sol hurok
13th April 07, 09:45 PM
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8127/devilsharvestthex011942qf3.jpg

DAYoung
13th April 07, 09:51 PM
If she's such a good girl, what's she doing alone with a gentleman and a stash of hashish?

Huh, huh?

bob
13th April 07, 11:14 PM
...and no bra.

nihilist
14th April 07, 02:57 AM
And that IUD.

DAYoung
14th April 07, 03:13 AM
Reese. Just in case you die tomorrow.

YOU ARE A FUNNY MAN.

nihilist
14th April 07, 03:18 AM
Probably cuz the pot.

Steve
14th April 07, 03:44 AM
Probably cuz the pot.

You're smarter than this guy:

http://devilspanties.keenspot.com/images/fan%20art/New/pot%20smoking%20chipmunk.jpg

So it can't all be teh pot.

nihilist
14th April 07, 03:55 AM
I'm going to Seattle next week to chill with my wife for a few days.

All I know about are the rock clubs I used to play in and the usual attractions...

Any suggestions?

Steve
14th April 07, 04:06 AM
Hrmmmm....

Let me think about it.

For now, my only suggestion off of the top of my head is this:

http://www.undergroundtour.com/ (http://www.undergroundtour.com/)

nihilist
14th April 07, 04:11 AM
That's a great start; thanks.

DAYoung
14th April 07, 04:34 AM
Reesee and Steeve LUV eech otherr.

LOLALICIOUSEXCLAMAYSHUNMARKONEONEONE

mrblackmagic
14th April 07, 09:32 AM
I did miss this gem? If I weren't lazy, I'd rep everyone here.

nihilist
14th April 07, 12:26 PM
Reesee and Steeve LUV eech otherr.

LOLALICIOUSEXCLAMAYSHUNMARKONEONEONE

I'm going to Melbourne next year so if you want your rump rogered you'd better be less jealous, bitch.

DAYoung
14th April 07, 05:05 PM
I'm going to Melbourne next year so if you want your rump rogered you'd better be less jealous, bitch.

So the sweet-talking begins already. Another year of this and I'll let you buy me a drink, cowboy.

Osiris
15th April 07, 06:20 PM
REEFER MADNESS!

Back home we just call that "saturday night".

Neildo
15th April 07, 07:27 PM
That was the extent of my saturday night, so i concur.

Steve
15th April 07, 08:10 PM
That's a great start; thanks.

No problem. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to come up with anything else.

On second thought, perhaps you'd like to check out the tulip festival (http://www.tulipfestival.org/) a bit north of here this time of year... Please take pics and post them if you do.





Reesee and Steeve LUV eech otherr.

LOLALICIOUSEXCLAMAYSHUNMARKONEONEONE

I'm going to Melbourne next year so if you want your rump rogered you'd better be less jealous, bitch.

Now I'm trying not to get jealous...

Well, it's okay. I think that Reese is enough man for the both of us DAYoung.

DAYoung
15th April 07, 08:15 PM
Now I'm trying not to get jealous...

Well, it's okay. I think that Reese is enough man for the both of us DAYoung.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Stop_sign_MUTCD.svg/600px-Stop_sign_MUTCD.svg.png

WarPhalange
15th April 07, 08:17 PM
http://www.familychristian.com/images/shop/detail/10081_detail.jpg

Steve
15th April 07, 08:20 PM
Poop Loops wins.

+rep.

nihilist
16th April 07, 12:19 AM
On second thought, perhaps you'd like to check out the tulip festival (http://www.tulipfestival.org/) a bit north of here this time of year... Please take pics and post them if you do.




Is it OK if the pictures show the tulips on my organ?

Steve
16th April 07, 12:51 AM
As long as you use NSFW tags.

Stick
17th April 07, 12:25 AM
People just use it to insult and whinge and backstab.

Get rid of it

I LoL'd.

BTW, yes that is the staff position on abolishing rep.

I want to see you stab each other in the back, it's more entertaining that way. Now stab, stab my puppets, STAB!

Yiktin Voxbane
17th April 07, 04:33 AM
Well , show us your Puppets and stab them verily shall I (With MUCH gusto and aplomb).

Kiko
17th April 07, 07:40 AM
Yes, where's the puppets? I've got someone they should meet!! (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/Mr+Stabby/)

Yiktin Voxbane
17th April 07, 09:05 AM
Lol @ Mr. Stabby .

Matsufubu
26th April 07, 11:21 AM
It's so awesome that we can bully the Spaz and there's nothing he can do about it because he's disabled in terms of rep.

It's just like real life, transferred to the Internet!

Fearless Ukemi
26th April 07, 11:51 AM
Rep makes this place even more fun to browse.

On top of the fun it provides, when used appropriately, it even cuts down on pointless "I agree" posts and the "fuck you, you're a retard" posts from cluttering up threads.

bob
27th April 07, 04:42 AM
Rep makes this place even more fun to browse.

On top of the fun it provides, when used appropriately, it even cuts down on pointless "I agree" posts and the "fuck you, you're a retard" posts from cluttering up threads.

Agreed.

Yiktin Voxbane
27th April 07, 09:58 AM
I Agree .

WarPhalange
27th April 07, 11:06 AM
Rep makes this place even more fun to browse.

On top of the fun it provides, when used appropriately, it even cuts down on pointless "I agree" posts and the "fuck you, you're a retard" posts from cluttering up threads.

Fuck you, you're a retard.

Iscariot
27th April 07, 12:13 PM
Fuck you, you're a retard.
Iscariot concurs with you.

nihilist
27th April 07, 12:38 PM
I agree with you retards, but fuck you.

mrblackmagic
27th April 07, 03:17 PM
I agree.

Neildo
27th April 07, 03:38 PM
green dots 4 u guys. yay!

Fearless Ukemi
27th April 07, 09:44 PM
You people are entirely too predictable.

WarPhalange
28th April 07, 01:39 AM
Not me. I went against the trend.

nihilist
28th April 07, 11:26 AM
You people are entirely too predictable.

I knew you were going to say that.

Steve
30th April 07, 02:27 AM
How was your trip to Seattle?

nihilist
30th April 07, 01:29 PM
It was great except for the fact that I had a foot injury and we did a hell of a lot of walking.

We spent an entire day in the Experience Music Project.

That downtown library is a trip.

I'll give you a rundown of all the other restaraunts and places we went later when I get back.

Fearless Ukemi
30th April 07, 01:58 PM
I think it would be great if rep were abolished both here and at bullshido.

Neildo
30th April 07, 02:29 PM
That's cuz yer a pussy. neg rep!

Steve
30th April 07, 07:17 PM
It was great except for the fact that I had a foot injury and we did a hell of a lot of walking.

Cool, sucks about the foot.

I was up in Vancouver this past weekend and walked a ton. Even with no injuries it sucked by the end of the day (my hips bug me sometimes after walking for hours).


We spent an entire day in the Experience Music Project.

I haven't been. I did enjoy the joke that "it looks like the Space Needle took a dump," tho. I've repeated it myself more than once.


That downtown library is a trip.

Okay, this makes me think of an article that The Stranger (http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Home) wrote about it when it first opened...... here:


Killer Library
The New Central Library Offers Civic Validation, a Huge Collection of Material, and a Staggering Number of Startling New Ways to Die

By Erica C. Barnett, Christopher Frizzelle and Sandeep Kaushik

On opening day, City Council Member Jan Drago announced that Seattle's new downtown library is a place "where people will grow and learn." It is also a place where innocent book lovers will suffer and perish, a Stranger investigation has revealed. Critics, citizens, and city council members alike have all overlooked one very important detail: The new library is beautiful, but it's deadly. It is a menace. People are going to die.

1. ESCALATOR
Description: The five-story escalator, which cuts diagonally upward through the library, swiftly transports queues of patrons into the upper body of the building. But it only goes one way. Once crowded into the library's beautiful top-floor firetrap, patrons express bafflement about how to get back down. Hastily made lime-green signs direct people to the tiny elevators and the now-open emergency stairs, but they hardly help the confusion.

Hazards: Being stampeded at the bottleneck halfway up the ascent (there's a bizarre mid-point landing where patrons stop and scratch their heads and people pile up behind them); dismemberment, strangulation, and other tragedies associated with escalator technology.

2. GLASS ELEVATOR SHAFT & ELEVATORS
Description: The 10th floor offers a terrifying view down into the library's transparent glass elevator shaft, where a series of rubber belts and churning pulleys catapult the concrete-colored chambers toward you. On the Living Room floor, you can gaze up into the shaft as the gray butt of the elevator comes careening down toward your head. A ride on the elevators is a claustrophobic's chartreuse nightmare.

Hazards: Nausea, dizziness, sensations of smothering or choking, hypertension, a heart attack, and other symptoms of chromatophobia (fear of colors), cleisiophobia (fear of being locked in an enclosed space), bathophobia (fear of depths or sinking), and barophobia (fear of being crushed).

3. SMALL LOOKOUT NEAR 10TH-FLOOR ELEVATORS
Also known as: "the diving board," "lovers' leap," "suicide point."

Description: This lookout offers a vertiginous, stomach-churning view six stories down to tables, chairs, and concrete. The overlook sits at the terminus of a little-used corridor behind the elevator shaft. The only way out is back--or down. Late one recent afternoon, a dozen visitors who came upon it (many after whispering things like "There it is!") commented on the dizzying drop. "This is just too scary for me." "There's nothing between us and the floor." "I have to stop looking now."

Hazards: Panic attacks triggering disorientation, gastrointestinal distress, trembling, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating, and other symptoms associated with a variety of common and debilitating psychological disorders, including acrophobia (fear of heights); benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; a fall caused by a sudden sense of imbalance; a fall caused by one's willful desire to die; massive internal trauma to the body (including broken bones and exploded organs) caused by any such fall, resulting in death; the allure of a dramatic exit.

4. BOOK SPIRAL
Description: The library contains more than 17 miles of books, including Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences, which we found sitting out on a table the other day.

Hazards: Ideas have never been safe or stable. They are as violent as the library itself. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi were men of ideas. Look what happened to them. (Also, if someone were to set the bottom of the book spiral on fire, the shape of the spiral itself would exacerbate an updraft, ensuring a smoky demise for patrons further up.)

5. RED MEETING ROOMS AND CORRIDORS
Description: A bulging muscle of molten red material hangs over the staircase to the library's fourth-floor meeting rooms, a series of closed-off chambers clustered around a frightening, red-lit labyrinthine corridor painted the color of coagulated blood. Red is an angry, alarmist color that inspires anger, violence, and passion.

Hazards: Hot flashes, tingling, rapid breathing, and irregular heartbeat, all of which are commonly experienced by subjects when exposed to red, as study after study has shown; disorientation and the feeling of being lost, since the walls, floors, ceiling, and light bulbs are all the same color; chromatophobia and its consequences.

6. AUDITORIUM STEPS
Description: One long step. Three short steps. One REALLY long step. And so on. To fuck with you while you're walking in the dark, these steps vary from 13 to 20 inches at unpredictable intervals.

Hazards: Tripping; falling; falling on someone else; breaking a leg, wrist, or neck; spinal nerve damage, resulting in paralysis; flailing like an ass.

7. FIFTH AVENUE ENTRANCE "CLIMBING WALL"
Description: Intrepid children have been seen sitting in the diamond-shaped spaces formed by the exterior steel structure that extends out over the Fifth Avenue entrance. The crosshatched design is structurally supportive and easy to climb.

Hazards: Falling to the cement walkway from a height of about 20 feet and breaking one's back or neck; having one's neck or back broken by someone falling on you from such a height; the illusion that the library is a toy for children, that it is motherly, avuncular, respectful, therapeutic, or supportive, when in fact it's a deathtrap.

8. PATRONS
Also known as: provincial strivers; gawking REI-clad yokels; homeless drunks; obscenely wealthy 39-year-old retired dot-comers with nothing better to do (see also REI-clad yokels); people desperately in need of reassurance that the world is not passing them by as they flounder in a vat of tapioca pudding labeled "Seattle"; the odd book lover.

Description: Patrons are easily identifiable, even outside the library's confines, by their breathless, incessant, near hysterical chatter about how rapturously wonderful the library is, or--and this is the truly terrifying part--how rapturously wonderful it is that real sophisticates in real cities are saying how rapturously wonderful the library is, thus confirming that the library must be extra-super-rapturously wonderful. A typical exchange: Patron A: "Have you SEEN the New York Times article? It was a RAVE!" Patron B: "Well, you MUST read the New Yorker piece. I almost DIED when I saw OUR LIBRARY in the New Yorker."

Hazards: Migraines caused by sustained proximity to these people; irrational gibbering; a complete loss of perspective; a desire to toss oneself, or shove someone else, from the small 10th-floor lookout.

I haven't been yet but if you can guarantee my safety, I'll make the trip some time.


I'll give you a rundown of all the other restaraunts and places we went later when I get back.

Cool, I can always use more places to eat/drink.

Neildo
30th April 07, 07:54 PM
Shit, i had nothing to do all weekend and you were here? Lame!

Steve
30th April 07, 08:17 PM
Shit, i had nothing to do all weekend and you were here? Lame!

I thought about seeing what you were up to but my gf and I were doing the romantic get away type deal, just the two of us.

In hindsight, tho, I should have seen what you were doing. The last couple times I was up north I tooled around Gastown and it was a lot of fun (this is 5+ years ago). This time around I went so far as to get a room at the Dominion Hotel, right above the Lamplighter (the tiny room came with ear plugs for the noise).

Not a good idea. The neighborhood was, how should I put it, a bit less "charming" than I remembered and it put my gf on edge most of the time. Didn't even bother trying to get into the Lamplighter, it seemed to have turned into more of a nightclub than a pub (we were hoping to shoot some stick and be able to have a conversation). Oh well.

We walked to Stanley Park Saturday and trolled the shops along the way. Drank our fill Sat night at the 6 Acres (around the corner from the Lamplighter) then checked out hungover on Sunday.

All in all, it was a good time hanging out with my gf but next time I will try and stay on Robson street somewhere me thinks... And of course give you a PM to see what you're doing! :)

Neildo
30th April 07, 09:43 PM
One time some friends of mine were visiting from out of town, and stayed at a nearby motel. We noticed there was a lot of noise coming from what we thought was a lounge on the ground floor. turned out it was a bar. not just any bar, a strip bar. and not just any strip bar, a biker strip bar.


that place is awesome.


anyways, you did the right thing, playa. except you stayed at the wrong hotel. gastown is a full-on tourist trap. you probably could have stayed at the swanky one on robson with the revolving restaurant (which i heard is pricey and teh suck) for the same price.

DAYoung
30th April 07, 09:45 PM
I thought about seeing what you were up to but my gf and I were doing the romantic get away type deal, just the two of us.

In hindsight, tho, I should have seen what you were doing. The last couple times I was up north I tooled around Gastown and it was a lot of fun (this is 5+ years ago). This time around I went so far as to get a room at the Dominion Hotel, right above the Lamplighter (the tiny room came with ear plugs for the noise).

Not a good idea. The neighborhood was, how should I put it, a bit less "charming" than I remembered and it put my gf on edge most of the time. Didn't even bother trying to get into the Lamplighter, it seemed to have turned into more of a nightclub than a pub (we were hoping to shoot some stick and be able to have a conversation). Oh well.

We walked to Stanley Park Saturday and trolled the shops along the way. Drank our fill Sat night at the 6 Acres (around the corner from the Lamplighter) then checked out hungover on Sunday.

All in all, it was a good time hanging out with my gf but next time I will try and stay on Robson street somewhere me thinks... And of course give you a PM to see what you're doing! :)

Bugger.

Sorry to hear the trip wasn't all you hoped.

We've stayed in some hostels...

*shudders thinking of pregnant wife in dodgy hostel*

Steve
30th April 07, 09:59 PM
One time some friends of mine were visiting from out of town, and stayed at a nearby motel. We noticed there was a lot of noise coming from what we thought was a lounge on the ground floor. turned out it was a bar. not just any bar, a strip bar. and not just any strip bar, a biker strip bar.


that place is awesome.

Nice! The Lamplighter was playing some sort of Death Metal (I think). I was hoping they would have something along the lines of the cover band that played a bunch of AC/DC and the like (with a kickass female lead singer).


anyways, you did the right thing, playa. except you stayed at the wrong hotel. gastown is a full-on tourist trap. you probably could have stayed at the swanky one on robson with the revolving restaurant (which i heard is pricey and teh suck) for the same price.

I learned that alright.


Bugger.

Sorry to hear the trip wasn't all you hoped.

Thanks. It wasn't bad, just not perfect. Didn't put me off of Vancouver by any means, next time will be better.


We've stayed in some hostels...

*shudders thinking of pregnant wife in dodgy hostel*

LOL, we did see some hostels around but decided to stick it out. The hotel was nice and cozy in the mornings... :\

nihilist
2nd May 07, 12:03 AM
The only thing that looked remotely dangerous at the library was the frankenstein neck bolts that protruded from the flat ramp next to the escalator.
If a kid decided to slide down he would become a she and then she would be subsequently disembowelled.

That said, "journalists" should avoid lysergic acid diethylamide.

nihilist
2nd May 07, 12:08 AM
Steve have you been to The Pink Door (http://www.thepinkdoor.net/)?

Steve
2nd May 07, 12:55 AM
The only thing that looked remotely dangerous at the library was the frankenstein neck bolts that protruded from the flat ramp next to the escalator.
If a kid decided to slide down he would become a she and then she would be subsequently disembowelled.

That said, "journalists" should avoid lysergic acid diethylamide.

Yeah, they tend to have articles on many different things (http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=118724)...


Steve have you been to The Pink Door (http://www.thepinkdoor.net)?

No, tho I've heard about it often. I spent a lot of time at the Owl and Thistle (http://www.owlnthistle.com/) (well, about 5 years ago), also on Post Alley. Had a gf at the time, prolly why I didn't hit the pink up.