The totally off-topic thread

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  1. QF WP

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    I thought perhaps we should start this thread, given the discussion over in My Questions about how we have taken the thread about Forum Software totally off topic.

    So here in this thread, you can discuss anything that off-topic (as that's the name of the thread, thus whatever is discussed must actually be on-topic). How about that, never being able to go off-topic and haranged by a Moderator :twisted: .

    So, it doesn't matter whether you want to talk about avatars, my locked 10K post thread, HP's, buses, whatever...it's all for the posting.

    Begin my fellow AFF'ers..it will be interesting to see how this thread grows and evolves...it may be more like a chat room. Can we break the thread page counts and post count???
     
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  2. Damien

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    Nice idea Lindsay.

    To be fair, the discussion of avatars and the forum software can be connected with only a short stopover. It's the software that allows the avatars after all...
     
  3. JohnK

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    Good idea Lindsay. Now let's see what can we discuss that is OT.

    But I still think that it is more fun to take an actual thread OT. :lol:
     
  4. serfty

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    Methinks we have a bit of an Oxymoron here.

    I mean, the moment we try to take this thread OT, our post immediately becomes On Topic! Conversely, if we try to post about the topic of this thread, it immediately contradicts the thread topic!

    So you really cannot make an OT post in this thread ....

    :shock: :shock:
     
  5. QF WP

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    I know...wasn't it a darstardly despicable plan....
     


  6. JohnK

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    How do you get your avatar to dance like that?

    And sorry to be naive but what is the avatar supposed to be?
     
  7. Damien

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    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? :lol:

    I just got back from lunch. :roll:
     
  8. BlacKnox

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    Ummm, ok, well how about this?

    Women throw undies at dead rabbi

    From correspondents in Jerusalem
    From: Agence France-Presse
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17609115-13762,00.html

    HUNDREDS of young Israeli women hoping to find themselves a husband have been placing their underwear on the tomb of a venerated rabbi in the hopes that their marriage prayers will be answered.

    Would-be Israeli brides leave intimate offering for rabbi. Around 400 pairs of knickers and bras have been collected from the grilles of the tomb's window or on the branches of nearby trees by the authorities charged with preserving the final resting place of Rabbi Yenothan Ben Uziel in the Amuka region of northern Israel, the Maariv daily reported on Sunday.

    According to Jewish tradition, anyone who is unmarried will meet their soulmate and marry within a year if they visit his tomb.

    However Rabbi Israel Deri, in charge of protecting holy sites in the north, told the paper that the women's prayers would go unanswered.

    "Having consulted with the chief rabbis, I can say with certainty that not only are these women guilty of a profanity but they will also never gain benediction," he said.
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  9. NM

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    So to remain off topic, there must be a list of things that are forbidden just in case they being it back on topic for a thread in the AFF forum. Perhaps they include:
    • The mention of aluminium (or composite) tubes held in the sky by anti-gravitational forces
    • The mention of programs aimed at targeting people to hand over their money in exchange for the services of a specific provider, usually by rewarding the exchange of large amounts of money
    • The mention of semi-private waiting areas where one can indulge in sustenance of both liquid and solid forms, often also including personal hygiene facilities
    • Discussion of the amount (volume and/or weight) of personal affects that can be temporarily provided to a transportation organisation for the purpose of carriage to another location
    • The ability of obtain free or discounted goods or services in exchange for continued swiping of a particular rectangular piece of plastic while visiting procurement establishments
    • The mention of multi-wheeled vehicular terrestrial transportation for people between mining communities of Western Australia

    Just about anything else would be on-topic for this off-topic thread.
     
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  10. Kiwi Flyer

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    Great so we can talk about the bus as long as

    the bus is not held up in the sky, and
    there are no armed hold ups of the bus, and
    the bus has public toilets or none at all, and
    the baggage carried on the bus is discreet, and
    no one uses a stolen credit card to pay for bus fare, and
    the bus route is not between mining communities in Western Australia.
     
  11. JohnK

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    The Australian cricket team struggled to get the noose around the South African necks yesterday.

    Wonder what sort of psychological advantage that would be for the South Africans in the next test especially if Kallis returns.

    Are we starting to see the changing of the guard as happened with the West Indians in the early 90's? Has their arrogance been their undoing?
     
  12. serfty

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    ... The bus does not have special premium seats up front or on top.

    Just make sure your post does not contradict the thread title by being either on topic or off topic and you'll be right. :p
     
  13. NM

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    the bus provides free beer and wine for all passengers after 4pm on weekdays :lol: . Now that must be on topic for a thread somewhere 8) .
     
  14. QF WP

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    Ah, now Kiwi Flyer and NM, that's more like it :twisted: - admirable mention to JohnKfor his contribution.
     
  15. NM

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    So is there anything else we need to avoid or ensure is covered in post to this thread, or are we doing ok with keeping it on-topic so far with the discussion about what is in and off topic for this particular thread?
     
  16. JohnK

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    I would rather have enjoyed it if the women were throwing their undies at me.

    Especially unmarried women. (Be asking for too much if they were taking them off in front of me before throwing at me).

    This is starting to get too twisted. Sicko. You are revealing too much of your personality.
     
  17. NM

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    But that would make you a dead rabbi, and although I have no first hand knowledge of such a predicament, I do not expect too many people would aspire to such an ambition.
     
  18. Kiwi Flyer

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    as long as the driver is not a passenger - otherwise you'd then be off the road
     
  19. Kiwi Flyer

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    I'm not sure your post is totally off topic.

    Wait, is it on topic to discuss if another post is on topic to the totally off topic thread? Or is it off topic?

    And does an off-topic and gratuitous mention of "bus" then make the on topic post discussing if the other post is on topic to the off topic thread, then an off topic post, and therefore on topic for the thread?

    On? or Off?

    Black or white?

    Red or blue?

    Is the sky really blue? Or is it something else?
     
  20. JohnK

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    That is for NM's theory of dark suckers to determine.

    Why bring racism into it?

    Communism or democracy.

    Somedays it is white, grey, black. At nights it is just dark.

    Is this a word association game those psychiatrists play. :p
     

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