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 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
'Having Issues' With 'Issue'
Posted: 2/3/2018 6:07:03 AM
"Issue" means outcome or to come forth. In common slang it seems to mean "problem" or anything other than a solution.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
One Liners
Posted: 8/5/2016 7:17:13 AM
Your mother's whore-house is actually a fence for stolen goods.

-- adapted from Dr Samuel Johnson
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Why "Meet Me?"
Posted: 4/14/2016 8:13:25 AM
Why would anyone want to "meet me" rather than just send a message? There is no need to divulge confidential info, like a personal e-mail addy. Is literacy a problem? Or something as lame as coyness? No one in his/her right mind would want to meet a stranger before an exchange of messages anyway, so why this hurdle?
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Weird Meet Me in my home Email
Posted: 4/14/2016 7:43:25 AM
Maybe they have been reported for scamming and terminated already ?
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Road-Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/15/2014 8:41:53 AM
Road Rage Xmas

'Twas the night before Xmas, the streets were a mess
with last-minute shoppers unleashing their stress.
The traffic was swarming like flies on a turd
with honking and yelling and flipping the bird.
Mamá in the****it, and I with a map,
had just turned around to get out of the crap,

When over a median, cellphone-distracted,
an urban assault wagon flew and compacted
a mini-van trying a left-handed U-ie:
The shopping bags flew as they both went Ka-blooey!

The corridor lights on the metal and snow
shone blue on the cuts of the victims below.
The cellphones were chiming, an ambulance called;
it couldn't get thru 'cause the traffic was stalled.
But lawyers there were, and in less than a flash,
arrangements were made to distribute the cash.

With similar accidents all over town,
the exits to parking lots all were shut down.
Employees and shoppers were trapped in the malls,
and Xmas arrived with them climbing the walls.
And we heard someone say, as we drove out of range,
"How much of this stuff will they let us exchange?"

Kornbluth
Winter Solstice 2002
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 15 (view)
 
What do retired people do all day?
Posted: 3/12/2014 10:48:25 PM
They listen to rush-hour traffic reports and gloat about being part of the solution instead of the problem.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Road Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/22/2013 2:35:50 PM
'Twas the night before Xmas, the streets were a mess
with last-minute shoppers unleashing their stress.
The traffic was swarming like flies on a turd
with honking and yelling and flipping the bird.
Mamá in the****it, and I with a map,
had just turned around to get out of the crap,

When over a median, cellphone-distracted,
an urban assault wagon flew and compacted
a mini-van trying a left-handed U-ie:
The shopping bags flew as they both went Ka-blooey!

The corridor lights on the metal and snow
shone blue on the cuts of the victims below.
The cellphones were chiming, an ambulance called;
it couldn't get thru 'cause the traffic was stalled.
But lawyers there were, and in less than a flash,
arrangements were made to distribute the cash.

With similar accidents all over town,
the exits to parking lots all were shut down.
Employees and shoppers were trapped in the malls,
and Xmas arrived with them climbing the walls.
And we heard someone say, as we got out of range,
"How much of this stuff will they let us exchange?"

Bruce Williams
Winter Solstice 2002
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Funny movies
Posted: 12/22/2013 2:33:58 PM
"The Loved One" (1965) has got to be the darkest, funniest black comedy in English. A satire on Hollywood and the burial business from a novella by Evelyn Waugh, screenplay be Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood. Jonathan Winters has the 2 leads, and the rest of the cast is full of contemporary stars. Not for the squemish of politikally korrekt.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
How to tell if it's a fake profile?
Posted: 8/13/2013 5:41:13 AM

You'd think the scammers would realize that the pattern of writing is very recognizable, and that their photos can easily be checked with TinEye and Google Image./quote]

Most of them may realize that, but that makes no difference. They're scraping around for the clueless and innocent, of which there are plenty, and it's free.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Imade contact with a fellow here and he called me morning , noon and night.
Posted: 8/13/2013 5:10:09 AM

Calls keep coming morning, noon and night.


This is a good reason to start with e-mail.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 16 (view)
 
Men responding to contacts from women
Posted: 8/8/2013 4:19:55 AM

What would make you ignore the message or take a chance and write back?


Mainly, whether she obviously read my profile or obviously did not.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
How to tell if it's a fake profile?
Posted: 8/4/2013 4:37:44 PM
If you see the phrase "god fearing," you're probably looking at a lying scammer, or else a genuine 13th-century zombie.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 17 (view)
 
red flag him or no?
Posted: 7/13/2013 4:25:41 AM

he likes petite brunettes with well manicured feel.... even though he has no clue what I look like.


That is a fake, or close enough.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
How to politely turn down job offer due to too high expectations
Posted: 6/20/2013 4:45:35 AM

buying a few outfits that aren't necessarily my taste would put be in debt.


Then you would be paying to go to work. Go with the employer who will actually pay you. Don't tell the other one anything. You're not about to change their policy, and they likely have a large backlog of desperate applicants.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 33 (view)
 
This is a democracy!!!
Posted: 6/12/2013 5:29:47 AM

When we questioned that she said that all opinions are created equal because all men are created equal and so they should have equal say no matter what


Birth defects aside, of course. And changing one's mind.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
This is a democracy!!!
Posted: 6/6/2013 7:26:29 AM

Are there that many people out there that don't know that these rights are only guaranteed in the public arena, that these are protections from government and are NOT extended to private dwellings, businesses or websites? Have they stopped teaching civics classes?


Of course that's right. If civics is still taught in school, the next Q is "Did anybody listen?" That was the problem in previous generations, who brought us to where we are now -- still at Square One . But then, what do pushy loudmouths have to loose by demanding your attention and claiming persecution if you won't listen? Even lying spammers claim Free Speach as a right to flood your mailbox. F*** 'em and feed 'em fish heads. Tell them to sue you.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 41 (view)
 
If you could change history...
Posted: 6/3/2013 12:46:07 AM
Henry VII would sponsor Columbus. Then the Caribbean beaches and mountain rain forests would be English, and the Spaniards could have winter.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Couldn't Go Out With Him Once, Now He Rejects My Invites
Posted: 5/29/2013 4:34:51 AM
"Ever since then, he is always busy when I ask him out."

Then it's his move. Don't hold your breath.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 99 (view)
 
Letter from Markus
Posted: 5/24/2013 4:00:34 AM

...there are no rules that apply to women contacting any age men, only men contacting younger women...


Really? Every e-mail from a 20-some girl to this 60-some oldfart has been an obvious formula scam. Otherwise, I like the rules.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Using Photos Is Cheating?
Posted: 5/24/2013 3:45:12 AM
Norman Rockwell used to mount different photos of his subject all around his easel, and so was not copying one image in particular. Lots and lots of Victorian-era print engravings were traced from photos, before photos themselves could be printed along with text.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockney-Falco_thesis

"The Hockney–Falco thesis is a controversial theory of art history, advanced by artist David Hockney and physicist Charles M. Falco, suggesting that advances in realism and accuracy in the history of Western art since the Renaissance were primarily the result of optical aids such as the camera obscura, camera lucida, and curved mirrors..."

And the more I look back at fine commercial art in early '60 magazine ads, the more I think "light table." The artist's job was to do what photographs can not do, one of which is not to look exactly like a photograph.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 18 (view)
 
Can your thoughts kill you?
Posted: 5/22/2013 1:49:02 PM
If I thought the dark opening led to a stairwell, when in fact it was an empty elevator shaft, that thought could kill me.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
How long will you keep a woman's phone number? Why?
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:08:58 PM

…she just didn't feel it.


Then the number is deleted immediately. Why would I pester anyone?
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Just Curious
Posted: 2/6/2013 2:01:40 PM

Usually, I will ask (if they haven't) if they would like to meet after two weeks of talking.


Sounds good for someone local. If you've been able to weed out the kooks and criminals by then, stay with it.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Critical thinking for the masses, a new frontier...
Posted: 2/6/2013 1:47:28 PM
"Critical thinking for the masses" would be the death of commercial TV. Perhaps even most wars. Fat chance.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
next gen cameras
Posted: 2/6/2013 1:40:41 PM
I wish they would have manual twist-barrel focus and depth-of-focus preview like the old 35mms.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Road-Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/25/2012 3:03:57 AM
Sure. Just scroll and copy into a WordPad doc.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Insults
Posted: 12/23/2012 9:51:51 AM
"Your mother's whorehouse is actually a fence for stolen goods."
-- Samuel Johnson
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Road-Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/23/2012 4:09:00 AM
'Twas the night before Xmas, the streets were a mess
with last-minute shoppers unleashing their stress.
The traffic was swarming like flies on a turd
with honking and yelling and flipping the bird.
Mamá in the****it, and I with a map,
had just turned around to get out of the crap,

When over a median, cellphone-distracted,
an urban assault wagon flew and compacted
a mini-van trying a left-handed U-ie:
The shopping bags flew as they both went Ka-blooey!

The corridor lights on the metal and snow
shone blue on the cuts of the victims below.
The cellphones were chiming, an ambulance called;
it couldn't get thru 'cause the traffic was stalled.
But lawyers there were, and in less than a flash,
arrangements were made to distribute the cash.

With similar accidents all over town,
the exits to parking lots all were shut down.
Employees and shoppers were trapped in the malls,
and Xmas arrived with them climbing the walls.
And we heard someone say, as we got out of range,
"How much of this stuff will they let us exchange?"

Bruce Williams
Winter Solstice 2002
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 4 (view)
 
Chavez and Capriles, Venesualen election
Posted: 12/22/2012 8:02:01 AM
After Mico Mandante survived the recall election and then defeated the governor of Zulia a few years ago, I think he became a permanent fixture. I liked Capriles when he was mayor of one of the sections of Caracas, particulartly in '05 0r '06 when he stood up against a public humiliation from Juan Barreto (Mico's bulldog), but even then I was afraid neither he nor anyone else could muster the organization to withstand rojos-rojitos. My prob with Chavez is that Communism is a dead duck in this world. Who's still around? China is trying to become what Chairman Mao used to call "running dogs of Capitalism," and that leaves Cuba and N. Korea. I wish Venny-land a betrter future than that.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 15 (view)
 
If humanity had no purpose and was proven
Posted: 12/22/2012 7:37:39 AM

..or like we were the froth of something wiped off, thrown to the side and forgotton.


It might depend on what that "something" was that was wiped off.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
The Month before Xmas
Posted: 12/4/2012 6:05:22 AM
'Twas a month before Xmas, Thanksgiving itself,
when Black Friday started ahead of itself.
Despite a recession and ominous rumors,
the debtors reverted to frenzied consumers,
stampeding each other like hogs in the wallers,
as if in a contest to throw away dollars.

Then back for the next day, and on into Sunday,
with something left over to spend Cyber Monday,
and ad infinitum, while making believe
some Santa will pay for it all Xmas Eve!

Their greed how it sparkles, their gifting how merry.
Such fun to appear a benevolent fairy.
But reckoning comes when the creditors call,
then dash away, cash away, stash away all!
For those who hold out until yard-selling times,
I'll be there to help turn their dollars to dimes.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 16 (view)
 
So.. guys, would you respond or head for the hills?
Posted: 7/19/2012 6:37:27 AM
You weren't too forward; you may have been too soon -- for one particular person. I would rather send several e-mails back and forth before meeting anyone. That spares an awkward predicament, sometimes.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Road-Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/8/2011 10:18:02 AM
'Twas the night before Xmas, the streets were a mess
with last-minute shoppers unleashing their stress.
The traffic was swarming like flies on a turd
with honking and yelling and flipping the bird.
Mama in the****it, and I with a map,
had just turned around to get out of the crap,

When over a median, cellphone-distracted,
an urban assault wagon flew and compacted
a mini-van trying a left-handed U-ie:
The shopping bags flew as they both went Ka-blooey!

The corridor lights on the metal and snow
shone blue on the cuts of the victims below.
The cellphones were chiming, an ambulance called;
it couldn't get thru 'cause the traffic was stalled.
But lawyers there were, and in less than a flash,
arrangements were made to distribute the cash.

With similar accidents all over town,
the exits to parking lots all were shut down.
Employees and shoppers were trapped in the malls,
and Xmas arrived with them climbing the walls.
And we heard someone say, as we got out of range,
"How much of this stuff will they let us exchange?"

Bruce Williams
Winter Solstice 2002
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Very random question having to do with fights ( curious )
Posted: 12/8/2011 9:39:07 AM
Sure, it happens, especially among young bulls with testosterone for brains. If it does, try to stomp on toes. If wearing hard shoes, try to drive a heel down the shins.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 13 (view)
 
Obesity and the demise of mankind...
Posted: 7/14/2011 3:46:19 AM
Obesity is a Disease
(Medicare, September 2004)

Obesity is a Disease?
And how is that so, if you please?

We are what we eat, are we not?
Some eat a little, and some eat a lot.
Some work their buns off, and some won’t do squat.
So put it together, and what have you got?

Or does it fall out of the air,
unknown until now and at once everywhere?

It this thing contagious by touch or by genes?
Or glands out of balance, whatever that means?
Is that why it’s spreading to children and teens?

Now Medicare flatly decrees
Obesity is a Disease.

So taxpayers pay for a magical cure
instead of a thing that would do it for sure,
like rations of food that are miniature,
as if it cost money and someone were poor.

The junk-food that isn’t nutritious
is fatty and bariatricious,
no better than paper, the research has found,
expensive as hell by the dollar-per-pound.
So why not eat money? Is that more unsound?

Bruce Williams
March 8, 2011
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 35 (view)
 
Replies to emails you'd like to write....
Posted: 4/12/2011 4:20:40 PM
"Age is only a number."

Yes, if you don't know any more at 40 than you did at 14.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 5 (view)
 
a unique situation?
Posted: 1/3/2011 9:57:39 PM

I have a feeling this thread will be deleted in the next little while.

Why? I think it meets all the forum rules, unless I overlooked something?


It's long-established here that "no reply means no interest," so questions like that do get deleted. But your situation is different because of the "Meet Me" thing. It sounds like the person you're asking about is scatter-brained. Play along if you feel like it, but don't expect anything.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 1 (view)
 
Road-Rage Xmas
Posted: 12/19/2010 2:01:26 AM
Road-Rage Xmas

'Twas the night before Xmas, the streets were a mess
with last-minute shoppers unleashing their stress.
The traffic was swarming like flies on a turd
with honking and yelling and flipping the bird.
Mamá in the****it, and I with a map,
had just turned around to get out of the crap,

When over a median, cellphone-distracted,
an urban assault wagon flew and compacted
a mini-van trying a left-handed U-ie:
The shopping bags flew as they both went Ka-blooey!

The corridor lights on the metal and snow
shone blue on the cuts of the victims below.
The cellphones were chiming, an ambulance called;
it couldn't get thru 'cause the traffic was stalled.
But lawyers there were, and in less than a flash,
arrangements were made to distribute the cash.

With similar accidents all over town,
the exits to parking lots all were shut down.
Employees and shoppers were trapped in the malls,
and Xmas arrived with them climbing the walls.
And we heard someone say, as we got out of range,
"How much of this stuff will they let us exchange?"

Bruce Williams
Winter Solstice 2002
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 43 (view)
 
Middle age Wanderlust
Posted: 5/17/2010 12:45:29 PM
Lots of people get wanderlust in middle age. Especially if they didn't pursue it when they were younger. There are some things you'll do, or die wishing you had.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 17 (view)
 
Should I try to make contact??
Posted: 4/20/2010 3:44:05 AM

you have nothing to loose by messaging her one more time.

Oh yes, you do: your self-respect. No reply means no interest. You have seen this twice already. If you believe you'll nag someone into compliance, you'll get yourself blocked. Begging is a bad habit to get into, and there is to prize to win.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Would You Hold Out Hope -?
Posted: 4/20/2010 3:24:17 AM
At your age, I'd just go along with the current situation. What's the advantage of marriage, anyway? If one party sees none, then there isn't any. Getting married is cheap and easy; divorce is difficult and expensive.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Why would you lie?
Posted: 4/9/2010 6:39:32 AM

So anyone have any clue what's going on here?

Yes. According to you:


Swore to never lie to me agian and I caught him in another lie lastnight

That's all you need to know, because that's all there is. So stop this and get out.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 21 (view)
 
should i just walk away
Posted: 3/25/2010 5:09:56 AM

That's just heartless, and indicative of the kind of treatment you can expect from her in the future. She wasn't there for you, supporting you through this difficult time as a friend OR a lover.


Amen to that. No company is better than bad company. If you don't know that now, you will one of these days.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 13 (view)
 
alimony and child support
Posted: 3/25/2010 5:03:04 AM

and she lives off of alimony and child support.

She lives off another man. So what function does that leave you? Peripheral amusement? Uncle-Daddy-Mister? Do you foresee yourself taking over the support?


or is it, well, dishonest?

It's not dishonest. It's the force of circumstance that you had nothing to do with. Do you really want to dive into this?
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
lots of views; few contacts--suggestions/help, pls
Posted: 3/21/2010 4:09:29 AM

And if he happens to be tall…

And if he doesn't, would you expect him to volunteer for stand-by status until something better comes along? If height is a big deal to you, then make a big deal of it. If not, don't mention it.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 9 (view)
 
Separated, suggestions for a polite response . . . please
Posted: 3/11/2010 4:15:05 AM

There isn't a way to "block" separated like you can "married". Should this be addressed on my profile?

Yes. And then block the gate-crashers, or even report abuse, because they obviously don't read profiles. There is no reply for this.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 16 (view)
 
No kids at 40
Posted: 3/5/2010 4:28:40 AM

is it somehow a 'red flag' to be childless after 30?

Not if you believe over-population is a problem that won't stop itself. At least your kids won't be fighting others' over jobs, living space and air.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 17 (view)
 
What's with the big POF 'about face' ?
Posted: 3/4/2010 3:07:14 AM

ladies will block rather than tell you im sorry i just dont see this going anywhere, as when you do say something along those lines you get really nasty replies back.. telling you youre a stuck up b1tch, your fat and ugly anyway

November is right. And if you read the archives, you'll see that this happens to women a lot more often than to men.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 17 (view)
 
christmas and birthday cards to ex
Posted: 2/11/2010 2:45:04 AM

but what about you... do you think its a good or bad or right or wrong or neutral thing to send bd cards to ex lovers while in a relationship.


It's futile, foolish and apparently offensive.


but i also said that i did not appreciate it or agree with it. he knows how i feel exactly.


Then you're never going to like it any better. So get out of this double-dealing.
 kornbluth
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Can/Should your BF/Husband be your Best Friend?
Posted: 2/8/2010 2:51:05 AM

Can/Should your BF/Husband be your Best Friend?


No. He/she should be only a nodding acquaintence. Best friends should be imaginary.
 
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