Yes saga from the verb sagaru to step back or drop down ,sagatte kudasai
Oh Is There Not One Toady Here......
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*Sigh* I was determined not to get drawn into this any more, yet here I am, proffering my fourpence worth...
Afternoonslow - please excuse me if I take the liberty of reducing your post into a number of paraphrases, and responding accordingly.
"Nobody votes or comments on my stuff."
Well looking at some of your posts, actually they do.
I don't - purely for the reason that your output normally doesn't float my boat. I, like many other NBers, would rather stay silent than tell someone that they don't think their finely honed article is very good.
"You've ripped me off!"
Hmm... the links you posted are of the same sub - what are the offending articles you're referring to? Please be aware that one of the aims of NB is to get writers sparking off one another.
"You're a bunch of toadies."
To a degree, yes. If I like something, I may very well say so. Yes, I daresay I'm a little biased towards my 'friends', but I try to be encouraging to newbies too - hopefully everyone else is of a similar bent.
"I don't like a particular FP, and it isn't really satire."
You're entitled to your opinion. So is the bloke who created Newsbiscuit, who picks the FPs.
"I was amazed by the sheer hatred and vitriol that poured out."
At one level it shows how passionate some people are about Newsbiscuit, and how eagerly they'll spring to its defence.
That said some of the abuse you've had isn't very nice at all. If I am guilty of being abusive toward you, then I apologise unreservedly.
"NB big-nobs lack humility."
Big nobs? Yep, there are some writers who get more FPs than others, and some of us have been lucky enough to win Writer of the Month, and occasionally edit the NiBs, but there's no hierarchy here. I'm sorry to say this, but what you're alluding to smacks of jealousy to me.
"I've been brave enough to 'out' myself"
Me too - as have a good many contributors, either in the chat room, their profiles or by having their name up in lights in the WOTM hall of fame. Many of us are on Facebook don'tchaknow. Ain't nothing special about revealing your true identity I'm afraid.
"Apart from that, thanks, one and all, I do enjoy a verbal punch-up as well as any."
If by 'punch up' you mean you're doing this just to wind everyone up... Well gee thanks.
Did anyone else here that thud?
I think it was my tits being bored off.
First one to 99 gets an ice cream with some wriggly chocolate to spoil it.
I think the "feel the love " crocks advert is a superb fit for this far too long thread. The single muslim.com get's a bit booring with the time but probably it is a terrrist distraction device so they do not have to worry about the virgins in heaven.
Have to admit that the biscuit has lost a bit of crunchiness - on it's front page. perhaps some of the lot selecting the FP need a holiday. Ther are still great headlines in the writers room in the hope of being used for inspiration, so feel free to do so if you feel inspired. Credit's are nice and giving them to people who inspired your writing never hurts - but then I forget far to quickly. It also spoils it if you want to use it live in stand up, so do not expect too much. Just enjoy coming up with good ideas when you have them, have a pint - of choffee and don't forget to take your pills.
... or some wiggly tits with 99 flakes on?
Oh that will be 98 then, doesn't time fly when a thread gets about as dull as it can..
Little Johnny rushes home from school. He invades the fridge and is making himself a nice 99 ice cream when his mother enters the kitchen. She says, "Put that away Johnny! You can't have ice cream now. It's too close to supper time. Go outside and play."
Johnny whimpers and says, "There's no one to play with." Trying to placate him, she says, "OK, I'll play with you. What do you want to play?" He says, "I wanna play Mommie and Daddy."
Trying not to register surprise, and to further appease him, she says, "Fine, I'll play. What do I do?" Johnny says, "You go up to the bedroom and lie down." Figuring that she can easily control the situation, she goes upstairs.
Johnny, feeling a bit cocky, swaggers down the hall and opens the utility closet. He dons his father's old fishing hat. As he starts up the stairs he notices a cigarette butt in the ashtray on the end table. He picks it up and slips it in the corner of his mouth. At the top of the stairs he moves to the bedroom doorway.
His mother raises up and says, "What do I do now?" In a gruff manner, Johnny says, "Get your butt downstairs and get that kid some ice cream!"
We have a record! The words of Paul McCartney come back to me 'Let it be'.
When I find myself in piles of rubble, Mother Mary comes to me,
Sneaking turds from Lisbon...
...make my teaaa...
Make my tea, make my teaaa...
Afternoonslow, having initially lambasted your original post with some most gratuitous insults, for which I apologise, I find myself admiring the tenacity with which you defend your point here.
It's a tomater, tomata methinks.
You see such comments as toadying, but to me, it's only toadying if you don't really mean it. When I see an FP I like, I comment. If I don't, I keep quiet. There are many on here who have the balls/brass neck to comment when they don't like a sub and goodness knows many of my weaker efforts have been on the receiving end of such brickbats.
I think there may have been a more palatable way of making your point than what came across as a blanket attack on anyone who'd had something nice to say in the previous days, but that is of course your prerogative. It's a shame you think the site is a closed shop/school playground/torture chamber - I have found NB to be, for the most part, extremely good fun and I hope you will too.
But you've certainly livened things up around here one way or another, so well done that chap.
Bugger me, what a dull answer... hmmm, how to liven it up a tad.... Ah yes:
COCK OFF ZADOK WITH YOUR RACLETTE FACISM YOU MAINGY GIT.
Mah na Mah na.
Onward to 200!
ps. The latest iPhone 4 upgrade has had the troublesome antenna removed. It is dubbed 'Tranquility'
Much as I love you Rick darling, fondu is ballet, fondue is food, of a sort.
Do you want to know what I think?
Now there's a thought - NewsBiscuit combined with "The Coach Trip" - starts with a group of NB writers shouting out subs as the coach drives around Europe, making funny faces behind the Americans backs, all the regionals talking in their funny accents and displaying their deeply felt historical hang-ups, stopping at all the sites and the end of each day we get to vote on everyone's subs - the one's with the fewest stars gets booted off, and a new pair join the coach.
Much fun to be had with behind the scenes bitchery, major rows about punctuation, various members toadying to one another to their faces, and then slagging them off when on there own, secretely organising voting cabals. All the while the Trip Organiser, The Ed, tries to keep us in line with despairing remarks to camera. Of course we'll have to choose a travelling companion to keep in the format of the show, and I bags afternoonslow if he's amenable. To anything.
Thank you Sir
I am always perfectly amenable, if there is a promise of mayhem in the air...........I accept refreshment from any quarter, however lowly........not my own, I know.
I have hit upon a plan, that is, to follow the Guidance For Writers and not post anything until I have left it lying around for a couple of days..........and may I say I am very grateful for the kind words above......thanksoffly.
Al, I'm up for the NB Coach Trip, but only if I can sit beside my friends.
NewsBiscuit combined with "The Coach Trip" - starts with a group of NB writers shouting out subs as the coach drives around Europe,
This could be done, in the style of the NEATO.
You declare you're up for it, one person drives the coach for a week and decides who sits next to who (ie who has to collaborate on a sub), where the coach is (which will hopefully influence the content) and what the topic is (a la current NEATO).
End of the week, Driver chooses the winners, they drive the next coach. Anyone can get off, you get a new partner and off we go again....
If we're not actually going to be in a real coach, physically travelling around Europe, count me out.
I was looking for a cheap holiday, not creativity.
"Why was I not to this fair fête invited?
Tell me at once, and let this wrong be righted."
Your troll there is impersonating the Nasty Fairy in, erm, Sleeping Beauty. And it's turned into Panto.
And it's turned into Panto.
Oh no it hasn't!
Oh YES it has!
"And anyone can get off with a new partner" ?
Oh so it's that kind of Coach Trip?
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