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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2007, 05:38:31 AM »
Ah yes, known amongst pseudo-philosphers as the infamous "I cone, therefore I'm gone" hypothesis.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2007, 09:43:26 AM »
Hmm, Citabria, I see your point. I hope that you're not classing me as an 'evil genius' though!! I am merely offering respite to world-weary cones in need of peace and tranquility in their latter years.

Colin would like to thank you all for your interest in him and others of his ilk. It means a lot to this little cone that so many people are concerned with his welfare. He is also publishing his first book soon - On The Road Again described by The New York Times as 'a heart-wrenching tale of woe, shattered illusions and speeding, interspersed with glimmers of real hope' - coming soon to a WHSmith shelf marked 'Tragic Real-Life Stories' soon. Richard & Judy have booked him for a forthcoming show and, word has it, Oprah may be adding him to her guestlist.

Not bad for a small, ex-adrenaline junkie cone from the desolate motorways of the West Midlands...  :D
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2007, 09:56:15 AM »
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I am merely offering respite to world-weary cones in need of peace and tranquility in their latter years.

Hah! That’s what all evil geniuses say!
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2007, 10:45:44 AM »
I'm not too sure I like this besmirching of my good character.  :(

I am a cheery optimist with too much free time and too many things to distract me from writing. I am neither clever enough nor evil enough to be an evil genius; I do not wish to take over the world (I can barely cope with my little bit of it as it is); I just like sparkling quietly in a corner and making people smile.

So there.

(And I thought MWC was a friendly place...) :-\
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2007, 11:02:35 AM »

(And I thought MWC was a friendly place...) :-\

It is, but perhaps poor old Citabria has been grounded by bad weather.  A clear sky and a few leisurely 8-point hesitation rolls will pour balm on his troubled soul, then, after a stall turn off the top of a vertical he'll dive back into his more relaxed philosophical dolphin mode.

Question:  Is Colin using voice recognition software to write his book, or are you doing the decent thing and transcribing his words for him?  I think he should write a children's book too.  Colin the Cone Meets Pippi Longstocking sound quite a plausible title.

Or a somewhat darker tale of traffic misdirection,  Colin the Cone & the Road Protestors - The true tale of how Colin and his conical cohorts temporaily and illegally closed two lanes of a motorway whilst the ELFs (Earth Liberation Front) dismantled three giant earth movers one hot June night.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2007, 11:04:02 AM »
I am friendly BUT someone has to try and defend these poor cones.

Try and imagine if you were just doing your job, and a drunk came along, placed you on his head and staggered off down the street wearing you. How would you feel?
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2007, 11:10:35 AM »
Try and imagine if you were just doing your job, and a drunk came along, placed you on his head and staggered off down the street wearing you. How would you feel?

I woud feel ineffably superior to my drunken 'vehicle' ;-)
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2007, 11:29:58 AM »
Well, i myself am an actor, but we mostly keep our superstitions on the stage...if the name of the scottish play is mentioned by anyone onstage at our school, they are litterally mobbed. We take the belief very seriously. It makes my friend corey incredibly angry. he says we need to test the theory, but i say, "I don't want to die!" so yeah...that's that. Some say that the name can't be said during a show...like in between the dates of the auditions and the closing night, but i say pish...i won't say it the days the shows are, but hey...that's taht...

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2007, 11:36:06 AM »
Question:  Is Colin using voice recognition software to write his book, or are you doing the decent thing and transcribing his words for him?  I think he should write a children's book too.  Colin the Cone Meets Pippi Longstocking sound quite a plausible title.

Or a somewhat darker tale of traffic misdirection,  Colin the Cone & the Road Protestors - The true tale of how Colin and his conical cohorts temporaily and illegally closed two lanes of a motorway whilst the ELFs (Earth Liberation Front) dismantled three giant earth movers one hot June night.

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I'm doing the decent thing and helping him - as any sparkly happy optimist would (contrary to some people's belief..)

Liking the darker tale, but Colin opted to focus first on his story to introduce him to the hearts of the public!

And I know MWC is a nice place really, Sir Gyppo, was just a little bit hurt by other comments!  ;D
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2007, 11:52:33 AM »
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A friend of mine (Ruprecht McRuprecht) runs a cone rescue centre in Lye. He takes in cones that have been abused and gets them back on the straight and narrow (they practise standing on the kerb a lot). The strongest of them, he releases back into the wild.

He has done quite a bit of research and found that if cones are assimilated into human society it can have a detrimental effect on both the cone and its human foster parent.

If you need more help with Colin please call Ruprect on 01384 666-666.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2007, 08:01:19 AM »
In Lye? Blimey, I had no idea that the town just up the road from me had such an auspicious cone therapy heritage!  :D
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2007, 09:23:36 AM »
The centre is one of the main employers in Lye since "Mr Dave's" balti shut down.
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2007, 10:09:07 AM »
Fascinating - it's astounding what new discoveries you can make about a place you've known for years...

... but did you hear the rumour that the world-famous 'Mr Dave's' was, in fact, a covert MI6 operation spying on the good people of the Black Country? Word has it that the bods in London were trying to decipher the formula that made BC folks so damned fantastic, using the guise of a humble Balti establishment... Needless to say, they failed and, consequently, Mr Dave's is no more...
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2007, 11:59:20 AM »
I heard that MI5 established that the way to true happiness was a pint of Banks’s mild and a plate of fagots and peas. So they tested the theory on a few Southerners, who unfortunatley died of botchulism. There was a big Whitehall cover up – they blamed the Russians I think.

As an aside, it was one of the MI5 chefs that first invented the now traditional Indian flat bread – apparently it was his Nan’s recipe.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2007, 12:19:20 PM »
I should flog you for that awful pun but I'm about to groove over to the Nanowrimo boards. Have fun while I'm away and yes I will be dropping by to check on you crazy kids occasionally. But I've given myself the task of writing an entire novel in a month. So, I won't be around that much. See you all later.

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Actually I can stay to flog you but I won't. The Nano site takes so long to load.
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