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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
14 June 2013
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Shouldn't it be a good thing they're like that, and is it really that difficult to drive to the bank?

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15 June 2013
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 Don't feed the troll...... 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

15 June 2013
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The latest 'new Beatles' have been crowned by the media the bbc report - some band called The Strypes, who deny they are. Is this really a story and not just free publicity?

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16 June 2013
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LongHairedLady said
 Don't feed the troll...... 

I'z don b no troll!!?!!?4(dhcfmcsv!??paul-mccartney

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16 June 2013
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unknown said

LongHairedLady said
 Don't feed the troll...... 

I'z don b no troll!!?!!?4(dhcfmcsv!??paul-mccartney

Guessing here, but I think LHL was probably referring to two new threads opened in Paul McCartney by Will T yesterday, since the last time he was here his only interest seemed to be in attacking Paul. His new thread seems to point the same way.

 

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16 June 2013
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Oh, that actually makes a lot more sense. I was wondering if somebody's posts had been deleted or something and that's what she was talking about. 

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16 June 2013
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Yeah mja got it.  I was just trying not to be too specific as to draw his attention, lol.  a-hard-days-night-john-3

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16 June 2013
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I am not worried about drawing his ire. I did consider a reply to his topic in Beatle Pics, after all image control is an interesting topic, but once I saw how he'd phrased it I decided not to go there after the last experience with him. I was able to add 2 and 2 and get the right answer because I was involved in that last time. I just think if you're too ambiguous others might not realise they're feeding the troll you're warning them to avoid.

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16 June 2013
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Last Friday I got a phone call from school. I've passed my final exams yaaaay (and with damn good grades too). On to college, finally!

No secondary school or adult education anymore whiiiiee.

It was awesome 'cause my whole street came over and brought me flowers. My grandma and aunt came too and I got a present and some money. That evening my two best friends came over and rang the bell. I didn't see them but heard a noise. There they were, on the street with party hats, party whistles and a flag that said I passed my finals. They also had confetti. It was awesome and my whole street seemed to think so, except for one neighbour. He got all angry, rang the bell, asked me what levels I had done finals in, so I answered I had followed adult eductation for higher general secondary education and he congratulated me and asked if we would clean up the mess RIGHT NOW, as the confetti would affect his plans. I told him I was having a party and couldn't clean it up right now, but would do it later. The confetti wasn't even near his garden btw. Anyway, we got ourselves some brooms and a dustpan and started cleaning. At one point my mom came outside to tell us it was enough, and told the neighbour he didn't have any plants in his garden and asked him why he cared anyway, if his curtains were always closed and he was never at home anyway (their curtains are closed throughout the whole day, seriously). We went inside and overheard him telling his wife that you could see what level I had done and that he could see why I failed pre-university education last year, because I was too stupid to even sweep the street properly. They then took a broom out themselves, and seriously sweeped everything that was left under our car! They then laughed for a while, as if it was like super funny. 

The funniest part was when he started talking about it to one of my other neighbours who was having a walk and said we were antisocial and stupid. My other neighbour said he shouldn't behave like such a twat and that it was a great idea. Owned.

16 June 2013
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Huge congratulations, Linde. So glad you did well. apple01heartapple01heartapple01

Your neighbour sounds rather blue-meanie-ish!

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16 June 2013
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Yeah they just moved in after the lady who lived there before died last year. Just like the neighbours next to me they never introduced themselves to anyone, think of themselves too good to even greet anyone, and always have their curtains closed. We don't have problems with them though, as they're hardly ever here and really at themselves. My next door neighbours though..that's another story. Having parties that go on until 3 am. Not even in the weekends, just on Tuesdays or something, having fights and yelling at each other on the middle of the street. Also, we had a big bush in our frontyard and they wanted to re-decorate their frontyard, so they asked if they could cut off what was on their own land. When my mom and I came home the whole bush was gone except for one pathetic little branche. This meant they had been on OUR land as well. This bush had been there for 15 years, and it was very important for our privacy, because otherwise everyone would be able to look straight into our livingroom, which isn't that odd considering everyone who goes into town goes through our street. Anyway, my mom was furious and told them she wanted a new bush, on which our neighbour answered that it was a fugly bush anyway and that we should be thankful because they built a fence in their backyard, which is complete nonsense, as we already had a bushy hedge and it has nothing to do with the frontyard anyway. My mom just threatened they could either plant a new one, because they are quite expensive apparently, or she would sue them, which would also mean they would have to move the tiny walls of their frontyard a bit because it's too close to the boundary of our gardens.

Oh, and they pretty much throw all their garbage in our front and backyard. You really don't make friends this way.

17 June 2013
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Congratulations on your finals, Linde!!! apple01heartapple01heartapple01

When your neighbors are being blue-meanie-ish, just say "Don't be such a blue meanie!" a-hard-days-night-george-10

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17 June 2013
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Linde said
Last Friday I got a phone call from school. I've passed my final exams yaaaay (and with damn good grades too). On to college, finally!

No secondary school or adult education anymore whiiiiee.

It was awesome 'cause my whole street came over and brought me flowers. My grandma and aunt came too and I got a present and some money. That evening my two best friends came over and rang the bell. I didn't see them but heard a noise. There they were, on the street with party hats, party whistles and a flag that said I passed my finals. They also had confetti. It was awesome and my whole street seemed to think so, except for one neighbour. He got all angry, rang the bell, asked me what levels I had done finals in, so I answered I had followed adult eductation for higher general secondary education and he congratulated me and asked if we would clean up the mess RIGHT NOW, as the confetti would affect his plans. I told him I was having a party and couldn't clean it up right now, but would do it later. The confetti wasn't even near his garden btw. Anyway, we got ourselves some brooms and a dustpan and started cleaning. At one point my mom came outside to tell us it was enough, and told the neighbour he didn't have any plants in his garden and asked him why he cared anyway, if his curtains were always closed and he was never at home anyway (their curtains are closed throughout the whole day, seriously). We went inside and overheard him telling his wife that you could see what level I had done and that he could see why I failed pre-university education last year, because I was too stupid to even sweep the street properly. They then took a broom out themselves, and seriously sweeped everything that was left under our car! They then laughed for a while, as if it was like super funny. 

The funniest part was when he started talking about it to one of my other neighbours who was having a walk and said we were antisocial and stupid. My other neighbour said he shouldn't behave like such a twat and that it was a great idea. Owned.

That sounds sort of like a scene from a Jacques Tati movie...

 

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18 June 2013
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Neighbours are weird.  Mine usually don't associate with me, which suits me just fine.  No doubt they are judging a book by it's cover..

They've probably all disliked me for the same reason (of the 9 places I have lived over the last decade....  way too many)...  that potent smell that probably lingers into their yard on a daily basis....  as Paul calls it, from "a sneaky puff"...  a-hard-days-night-paul-5

I only had one time in my life when I was like "friends" with my neighbours.  I was around 22, single, and lived in an apartment by myself.  I was friends with the manager who lived one door down, she was in her fifties.  I worked late shifts, so around 9 or 10 every morning I would pop by her place, and we'd have coffee and a "wake and bake".  Then our other neighbour from a few doors down (she was in her 30's)  would come and join us for coffee (not a puff, she didn't smoke it).  Then we would all hang out off the front balcony and "dish" or "gossip" whatever you want to call it, as we chain smoked cigarettes (I ditched those about 5 years ago..... but kept the green a-hard-days-night-john-1).  

Oh the good old days!  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  Life was so simple!  Now I have grown-up responsibilities and such.  Lame!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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18 June 2013
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I prefer cultures where neighbors and fellow citizens tend to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS, DON'T BOTHER ME, AND STAY OUT OF MY PERSONAL AFFAIRS (except when I need medical help).  blue-meanie

 

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18 June 2013
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Neighbours should be polite, pleasant, quiet, not annoying, and not looking to be friends. If a cat disappears then willing to keep an eye out but dont start inviting each other for tea and looking to get a football game going.

The idea of living in something like Ramsey Street (the set of Australian soap Neighbours for folks who dont know) is horrid. Keep out of my business and i'll keep out of yours - unless a favour is asked for where you do what you can within reason.

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18 June 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I can't think of anything worse. I believe in community, however much that sometimes backfires. So, you say you would only want someone to intervene if you needed medical help, how about if - while you were out - a neighbour saw somebody breaking into your home, would you not want them to respond in any way? That wouldn't involve you needing medical help. Or would that be another exemption?

How about, assuming you have the same attitude to your neighbours and fellow citizens as you would want them to have to you, if you became suspicious that young girls/women were being held prisoner in a house on your street, would you just shrug your shoulders and decide it was nothing to do with you?

Our former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, once said that there is no such thing as society. I believe that there is nothing worse than believing that there is no such thing as society, and that the only people who play any part in your life should be those who you give permission to. The world breaks down when we ignore the community we are part of, and wish that they would us.

EDIT: MMM's contribution came up while I was typing mine. I wouldn't want to live in Ramsey Street either, or Coronation Street, or Albert Square. But nor would I want to live in a world where it's everybody for themself.

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18 June 2013
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^

Me neither.

I liked my street the way it was a few years ago, when there was a nice couple with a sweet toddler living next door and across from us an elderly lady. I'm not even complaining about the man and his son who live next to the people next door to us, because they're quiet. Their garden looks as if it should belong in a ghetto, but they're quiet. My street is a very small street with only about 12 houses and so it's pretty logical everyone knows each other. When we see them (except for those annoying 2 couples) we always chat for a bit and sometimes a few of them even come over for coffee or my mom goes to their place. That's only about 2 of our neighbours' wives though, never any of the others or the husbands. Last week when I passed my finals though, another one came over and while I thought it was sweet (poor thing got all emotional and brought me flowers and all), I did feel a bit uncomfortable for some reason, you know.

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Well, my neighbors are pretty cool, I guess. Three of them go to my school (yeah I'm young like dat) but I'll be moving this summer. Off to greener pastures!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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19 June 2013
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"So, you say you would only want someone to intervene if you needed medical help, how about if – while you were out – a neighbour saw somebody breaking into your home, would you not want them to respond in any way? That wouldn't involve you needing medical help. Or would that be another exemption?"

Yes, my snarky emoticon indicated that "medical help" was just a general example for all obvious extra-ordinary circumstances in which we'd want strangers to intrude upon our business to help.

 

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