Aug. 11th, 2006 11:33 am
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Looks like Drew and I are signing with a new manager. It's someone we've known on a personal/business level for quite some time, and his management company is really taking off. We were all a bit hesitant (including the manager himself), because we'd known each other on a personal level first, afraid it might effect (affect?) things if the business relation soured. But we've talked it through, and are all confident with it. We're all very excited about the arrangement. I feel pretty sure that it's a good marriage, and he's very excited about reexamining a lot of our material that never got a fair shake. I have no doubt he'll hustle his ass off for us, whether anything results from said hustling (other than a dislocated ass) will remain up in the air.

Once again, I did not win the main event of the World Series of Poker. It could be argued that I didn't win in no small part because I didn't enter, but that's nitpicking, I think. Stop nitpicking, people. Just, stop.

As much as I love nature, the outdoors, camping, etc. etc., I don't like swimming in natural bodies of water. It's not a phobia or anything; I'm not scared of it or anything. I just never feel comfortable. I don't know why. But I'm a grown man, and I don't have to swim in lakes if I don't wanna.

Hey! My first new thread posting to the SDMB in... I have no idea how long. Probably 4 or 5 years. Fuck shit piss bitch.

I have a dear friend who has hinted about flirting with Scientology. In all seriousness, I am very, very, very concerned for her. I'm in the process of gathering materials that show what a dangerous cult it is. I'm not sure it will be enough. I know of the obvious web sources, clambake.org, etc., but if you have any links that might help the cause, please send them my way.

And, there you go.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magdalene1.livejournal.com
Natural bodies of water have snakes sometimes. You're not crazy. I'll still swim in them, but I fear the snakes.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slitterst.livejournal.com
I'm not a doper, so I'll make my contribution to your Dop thread here.

I self-censor in a couple of ways. One is that I use d*mn almost exclusively. It's a reference to a Terry Pratchett book, in which a character is so boy-scouty well behaved that he actually says "D*mn!" which the author credits as an impressive linguistic feat.

Alternatively, I use profanity from fiction quite a lot. "Frak" from Battlestar Galactica is probably my new favorite curse.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anamorphic.livejournal.com
That all makes perfect sense, and I agree totally that self-censoring can be used for effect, particularly comic effect. For instance, many sequences in Arrested Development probably would not be as funny as they are if the bleeped words had not been bleeped.

Maybe I should have been more specific in my dope thread; I really avoided linking to specific examples, because I really didn't want to single anyone out. But the times I see it used on the boards, it's pretty clearly not used for effect, but just to avoid using the word for some reason or another.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slitterst.livejournal.com
Those people are just silly. They're the sort of folks who actually say "Bleep" in conversation when they want to avoid profanity.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geobabe1.livejournal.com
What irritates me even more than the cutesy censoring is people who post a thread in the Pit, and at the end of their OP, say, "Oh, and since this is the Pit, fuck!" Oh hee hee hee. How droll.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anamorphic.livejournal.com
No kidding. Usually in a thread where they're complaining about their "cow-orkers"!

Oh god, I'm making fun of dopers. Next thing you know I'm going to end up at that livejournal making-fun-of-dopers page. Yeesh. I'll stop now.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahpolk.livejournal.com
It's "affect" (v), not "effect" (n).

Date: 2006-08-11 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anamorphic.livejournal.com
Thank you! I always have a tough time keeping them straight.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missfran.livejournal.com
Damn you, you beat me.

Date: 2006-08-11 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anamorphic.livejournal.com
Well, I'll thank you as well anyway!

Date: 2006-08-11 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pricciar.livejournal.com
Awesome about the new manager! Good luck with that.

Sorry to hear about your friend and Scientology. I honestly don't know how much logic is going to help deter someone that is already convinced of something illogical. You know? But, I guess something is better than nothing. Good luck with everything. Try not to overwhelm her with information, I think that would end up being counterproductive.

I don't know about lakes. But, I do enjoy swimming in the ocean. in spite of all the creatures that are probably surrounding me.


Date: 2006-08-11 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zette.livejournal.com
Did I ever tell you that I dreamed that you won the World Series of Poker? It must have been right after you were talking about it and I probably fell asleep watching it on TV. I dreamed it clear as a bell and remember waking up thinking "Hey, I gotta tell him that", then forgot until today.

FYI, I've dreamed things that came true. Just so you know.

I'm with you on the natural water swimming- lakes and ponds and such. No flippin way. Down here, though, I love it. I always wear fins or aquashoes when I can because who the hell knows what's on the bottom and there are often sharp shells and things. One thing I know from snorkeling- there's a lot less actually around you when you swim then you imagine. When you're trying to look around to see cool stuff you're always like "Hey, where's the cool stuff?". When you're swimming you're thinking "OMG GOD, there's creepy stuff ALL AROUND. WHAT WAS THAT??? ARGH!"

It helps that most of the water down here is completely clear and like a pool.

Date: 2006-08-12 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunshyne72.livejournal.com
I don't blame you about the swimming thing... I feel the same way... if the water isn't clear and I am unable to see what's swimming with me, or for that matter something touching me in the water... not happening. Ew...

and in reference to censoring oneself...

Date: 2006-08-12 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunshyne72.livejournal.com
I frequently type @ss to a particular friend mostly out of habit, but partially because I send emails to her at work. It started long ago and is now done purely because the trigger in my brain barrs me from typing it any other way.
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