THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:38 pm

It was Thatcher that inspired Alan Moore to write V for Vendetta. George Dubya was our own Thatcherite. It's very simple. All you have to do is talk tough and there's a sizable percentage of the population that will follow you into hell. Reagan was very good at that and Dubya could do a pretty good imitation of The New Marhall In Town. Thatcher could look steely-eyed and stern when talking about those bloody Soviets, even when she was buying their natural gas.

Yep, just talk tough, exibit a little empty bravado and you've won over half the voting population.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Kafkahead » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:49 am

Why is it that every time some little lap-sized dictator-to-be appears before the public and gives them all these hopes through mere rhetorics and vague promises, they listen to him? I mean, I know desperate times call for desperate measures but it get's ridiculous when they put these people in charge.

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Postby Moderator » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:03 am

Diane -

Unfortunately, I don't believe FiOS is available in Chicago yet -- it's mostly available in the Verizon footprint. You can check here: http://www22.verizon.com/

You might check out DirecTV's internet and television services. As I noted above, I have concerns on their High Def service, but never had an issue until we changed to HDTV.

ASlso, AT&T has a service called U-Verse you might consider.

In other news, looks like folks on Cablevision won't be getting Fox News for a while. How do I sign up for that option???
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:09 am

Barber's a shill for FIOS. haha

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Postby Moderator » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:11 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Barber's a shill for FIOS. haha


I know, and I really didn't want to be.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Evil » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:49 pm

Kafkahead wrote:Why is it that every time some little lap-sized dictator-to-be appears before the public and gives them all these hopes through mere rhetorics and vague promises, they listen to him? I mean, I know desperate times call for desperate measures but it get's ridiculous when they put these people in charge.

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What, you don't actually expect people to think, do you? Next you;ll be asking them to learn the facts. Pshaw.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:20 am

At least Portugal has a socialist party. They get few votes, but they can keep the professionals honest. A real radical third party here may not win but they would get the democrats to be more progressive so save their votes.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Kafkahead » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:05 pm

Can anyone tell me what is this inccident that afflicted Sara and her writing? I mean, everyone's stirring up such hell over a faux-pas that it's completely ridiculous. Sara, if you read this, Trust me, whatever happened, it's no excuse for some idiot to reject you over it. What if someone had rejected Unca Harlan over his abrasive nature instead of the quality of the story? Or someone told Fernando Pessoa's belief in the occult made the quality of his poetry null? Simply idiocy at work here.

Send me one of your stories one day. I'd love to see what you wrote that angered the man so much.

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Postby Moderator » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:04 pm

(Kafka - Not Sara: Sandra.)
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Sara Slaymaker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:10 pm

Kafka - what Steve said. No one has seen my work in years, let alone reject it.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Sara Slaymaker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:11 pm

um. Rejected it.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby sjarrett » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:39 pm

Kafkahead wrote:Can anyone tell me what is this inccident that afflicted Sara and her writing?


Kafkahead,

Follow this link and you will find the information you want, told in Sandra's own words.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Kafkahead » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:56 am

Oh dear. Sorry, sorry, so terribly sorry for confusing you with Sandra, Sara. No ill intent from my part. Although I'd love to read your work as well, if you don't mind.

Got the link. I've honestly to side with Sandra: no harm meant, but it was done. She says she's trying to better her work and herself, so I believe nothing will go wrong. What I still think that is ridiculous is Gabe's answer. She admitted to her mistake and she's over it as well.

So...Why am I still beating at this topic? :?

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:26 am

Kafkahead wrote:
So...Why am I still beating at this topic? :?

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Oh, you haven't been here long enough to realize that's what we do.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FinderDoug » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:10 am

Oh, you haven't been here long enough to realize that's what we do.


Now, Steve - just because we've elevated the making of Horse Pudding to an art form...


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