OOOH NOOOO, George, you're not calling ME out! I shall remain unbiased and whenever necessary, retreat entirely to some friendlier thread. Maybe, even find Phil and wonder why the HECK he shoved this off on ME??!!
Well, unbiasaed or not, just be careful who you invite to dine with you at your table the next couple of days. There seem to be some right "ornery" folks out there on both sides-a the question, hoss. We don't want some gall-dern bar fight eruptin' while Captain Sir Philip is away!
Excellent choice, Phil - possibly the one person in the whole shebang of whom no one has anything ill to say. Considering he's so proactively involved in Titanic research, that's nothing short of miraculous.
Have a splendid break, and we look forward to your return.
No, no, folks, he's kidding - he'll be back. I'm not in charge of anything. He's just giving me a hard time. Why? I don't know. First, Molony and now Hind. What did I EVER do? I try to live right, take my vitamins, always be nice to small animals and children. Why, I knows my place, I does. I would never try to rise above my station; I know what's what, I does. Now, WHERE did he put his books?
Hangorn Phil... I've just got regular internet access again and you're orf - coincidence? Sorry, that was rhetorical.
Cook? In charge? Kewl - looks like a good time to pop back after all. Now, where did Phil leave the key to the bar?
Quick you mob, tickle Cook and I'll go through his pockets... Oops, or given contention on another thread should that be thou mob? Oh sod it, can't find the dictionary. Youse mob - youse know what to do.
And now I'm orf to wade through all the stuff I've missed. Should only take about a month methinks: see youse all then!
Cheers, F} J
ps Have thyself a luverly holiday Phil, Lorna and thee. I'm sure Cook'll do his level best to make sure no one trashes this joint while you're gorn.
Feeney, you're an apple-polisher! And I love it! (That phrase alone should tell you how old I am!)
So, Miss Fiona! You've shown up with a plan to tickle me and abscond with the goods, eh? You better find quite a few aides for the job. Did you ever read "Moby Dick". That was based on my little brother.
>So, Miss Fiona! You've shown up with a plan to tickle me and abscond with the goods, >eh? You better find quite a few aides for the job.
I'm not about to try to tickle Cook, but I may be particularly well-suited to putting him in a bear hug or half-nelson while you run his pockets, without the need for any other "aides". Let me know, OK?
So, Mr. Cook:
Did you get the keys and everything? Can you turn off that little button that makes swear words turn into three red stars? Did Lorna go with Phil, or is she peaking over your shoulder?
BTW, do you make up the passwords now? I'd like to change mine. So, answer Behe's question: are you Lord-like or Lord-no?
So, Mark, decided to throw in with the mutineers, eh? I'll not stand for this! Having said that I will sit down. That half Nelson sounds painful? - can I opt for, say, a quarter Nelson? That's either a grip around my ankle or time for scones, one or the other.
Mike, I'm remaing 'mum' as to what Phil left me with plus my stand on the Californian issue. (In his best Peter Lorre voice: 'You don't unnerstan'! I haf friends on both SIDES!')
Mo, - Soooo, you think Pat...er, I'VE been replicated, cloned, replaced if you will, by a sinister, albeit omnipotent, power answerable only to itself, without any reason, without any responbility and vouchsafed upon this planet with only one purpose in mind - Uuuh, no, it's me!
John, I had no idea you were THAT old! And don't worry - when Phil asks for my report on each member, you'll get good marks. You WILL still be nice to me after he returns, right?
You blokes have to pay for local calls?!? It's no wonder you lost our revolutionary war. Why don't you organize a protest and throw all your phones in the Thames or Southampton Harbor (Martin, you never officially introduced yourself, so I don't know if Dublin Bay applies or what).
Dear Martin Pirrie. So how do you figure the Rockets Red Glare discussion cost the folks on the other ET Research thread combined and could we get the telephone company in an act of kindness to donate their profits from that thread to further the science of whether this is really Pat overseeing us or to bribe him into giving us all good marks?
Did I say that I was going to stop?
Man, I'm main-lining now!
"A bit of Titanic each day keeps the blues away!"
It's true actually. The discussions are often so deep, well researched,thought out and argued with such passion, that I begin to see how Titanic fever can consume someone. Occasionally, someone(like me)states something not exactly accurate and the heavens descend! I retreat a broken man and further research by me, proves that I cannot read and I return to the fray better armed to join in again! "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread!"
Other times, like now, you can all laugh!
To hell with the phone bill! I'm back on line again!