Unease grows over successful English cricket team
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David Frost's echo?
It never ends.
Good idea Oxbridge.
It's quiet. It's too damn quiet. I don't like it.
What's it all coming to?
Next, it'll be football or even tennis.
What a surprise! Only three stars but it's up as a ticker.
What a surprise! Only three stars but it's up as a ticker.
Yessss. I'm feeling uneasy about that...
In other words, the editor, who has enjoyed a highly successful career as a writer and humourist, has a different judgment to Basil B, who just trolls around this site making sarcastic comments. Shocking!
I'm with Basil, to be honest.
I take you mean't strolls Oxbridge. Talking of strolls aound this web site it's also particularly annoying when someone wrongly suggests you've lifted a post from another website.
Have a look at this:
Thankyou someone else for restoring my faith in all things biscuit.
Oxbridge, the man who puts the pom into pompous.
The silence from Oxbridge is deafening and there was me hanging out for an apology.
Right, lets get this straight. I did not say or imply that you had ripped off Newsarse. I alerted you to this in the spirit of 'sorry, someone thought of it already'. I am perfectly well aware that great minds think alike sometimes, particularly when trying to be topical. It's happened to me too.
As for your 'only three stars but it's up as a ticker' comment, what else can that mean but that you think that the fact that it got only three stars mean that it shouldn't be on the ticker? And presumably implying that I'm somehow given special treatment, which no-one, but no-one, is.
(Stars are hardly an objective way to measure quality in any case. Three usually means it got five from the author and one from someone else, in my experience. And yes I do usuallly give mine five sometimes, though not on this occasion. Honest.)
I do actually agree with you that this one isn't a cracker. It does have a curious provenance, though. I came up with what I thought was a very good one-liner about men getting a 'ClitNav' for Christmas. Having submitted it, I thought 'uh-oh, I bet someone, somewhere thought of that before', googled and found it had been a joke on an obscure BBC3 show at some point and went back in. As I couldn't delete it, I did the next best thing and replaced it with something else.
That's the effect on me of the snide comments on tags. I don't imply that you are among those doing this, since you have at least put your name to this. However, I do think that there is an increasingly nasty spirit permeating what used to be a friendly site and I'm not alone in thinking that.
'sorry, someone thought of it already'
That someone could well have been me in the first place. The annoyance for me was that I could well have been the wronged party here and for you to suggest that I had ripped it off was the straw that broke my camels back hence my sniping at you as you were the one that highlighted it.
Maybe there's cross lines here but the one thing I don't do is rip off other peoples idea's and to be accused of it is the one thing that brings out my anger.
If only it had been put up as a ticker when I had originally posted it which I think was the day before they did then it could of given some bragging rights for Mr O'Farrell and NB over a competitor.
I'm absolutley 110% sure that I did not rip it off and the fact that I had posted it the day before proves that at least even if you don't want to take my word for it.
Usually it's not a problem as the last thing I expect anyone to do is to use my shite at all . I didn't even think this one was that good and only wrote it to have a poke at the aussies and their cricketing demise.
Anyway Oxbridge I can't speak for anyone else having a go at you but I thankyou for explaining yourself.
1) I recently had a ticker that had NO stars! It was fairly promptly followed by a NiB story very close to my ticker idea with no acknowledgment. But, sometimes, people just genuinely miss things.
2) I actually think Oxbridge's sub is a very good one and worth developing.
3) I NEVER vote for my own stuff and like Oxbridge don't consider the stars a good test of the comedy in a sub.
4) And while I'm an infrequent contributor of comment to the Forum and Chat Room (shy and retiring) I do agree with Oxbridge that there's a lot of crap thrown about instead of constructive crit.
Happy New Year
That's me done for another decade.
Basil, can I make one thing clear? As I mentioned above, I did NOT accuse you of ripping off another story, though I will admit that my link, entitled only 'Ahem', probably doesn't make it clear enough that I don't.
I thought it was just a case of great minds think alike again, which does happen quite a lot - there are only so many satirical angles on any given story. In any case, since so many of us also look at NewsArse, as it was then, and the Daily Mash, no-one could possibly hope to get away with copying an idea so closely.
NewsArse is more specifically topical than NB and topical ideas get used there quicker. Whether someone took your idea here and turned it into a full story on NewsArse I obviously don't know. It's perfectly possible.
Having got the treatment in the past for inadvertently duplicating existing ideas - most recently the 'what if someone really did give their other half all the gifts in the 12 days of Christmas?' piece, which turns out to have been done three times before, including once here - I'm not about to accuse anyone else unless it's blatant word-for-word plagiarism. There are very few totally originals in comedy writing - yes, Mr Troll on the tags above, I do know that teenage slang has been satirised before, thanks all the same - so it's best to be cautious.
Anyway, enough on all this. Happy New Year, one and all, God bless us every one etc.
I'm going to sue Newsarse, i'll show em! LOL I hasten to quip.
This could have been settled a lot earlier but hey ho let us move on now.
Happy new year
Does this mean we're going to have a discussion about the scoring system?
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