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occrider
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quote:
Originally posted by Renegade

Still if you're ever in Melbourne, let me know. We can go out, talk politics for about 15 minutes, then you can watch me drink myself into a quivering mess before passing out in a gutter somewhere. Isn't that, afterall, the very essense of all good political discussion?


Well put me on your calendar for 2007. I do have to dive the great barrier reef before your crown of thorns starfish kills it all .

My friend went to australia last year for diving and immediately applied for a visa after he came back. I don't know what you Aussies did to him, but I'll be watching out for your trickery ...


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Old Post May-25-2005 18:27  United States
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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Referrals?

quote:
Originally posted by St_Andrew
just out of curiousity, are you ashamed of what you do when you are drunk?

No, I'm not ashamed of what I do when I'm drunk, but there are things that I have done while drunk that I'm ashamed of. The last time was about a year ago, second to last about five years ago, and the third most recent one about eight years ago (yeah, I'm old). In addition there's all the stuff I would love to not have done/said (e.g. debating who should pay for a cab ride for half an hour), but don't really feel ashamed of. However, considering the amount of people who still ask me to drink with them, I think that I have positive qualities as a drunk as well.
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Originally posted by St_Andrew
i can do really stupid things but im never really ashamed... except the very rare case but ppl usually have indulgence of all your crazy things you do when you are drunk, so the ashame factor really rises a lot...

Ok, I didn't get this. At all.

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Originally posted by occrider
You post here ... sober???

Haha. Hard to believe, huh? :lol:
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Originally posted by occrider
Normally I keep my online life seperate from RL, but I wouldn't mind meeting polit TAs and a few COR folk cuz you all are decidedly non-toolish .

Well, I'm close to Washington DC, and have been thinking of going there to see the essentials (the white buildings and the penis), but don't really know if there's much else, apart from drinking a beer with you and avoid getting killed by muggers, that warrants the cost and investment of time involved with going there?
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Originally posted by occrider
One of my good friends was kind of into trance and he started posting on TA for a month or two. It was weird. None of my friends are political in the sense that I am, so I use these forums as a means to satisfy my argumentative needs. Since none of my RL friends have such desires to talk shop I guess I'm a slightly different person online than off.

and
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Originally posted by Renegade
I've met most of the Melbourne TAs and they're rarely what you imagine them to be. I don't mean that in a good or bad way, it's just that you kinda get a mental image of what people must be like based on what they post and it's rarely accurate. I don't think personalities carry over very well into the cyber-world, tbh.

I recognize that ones online alter ego must necessarily be percieved differently than the RL one, as the web-board communication channel is so incredible different from the RL one. First of all, online you're cut off from using your body and voice to your advantage. Second, you don't have the option of interrupting others, but are forced to hear them out. So yes, you have little control of the mental images that form in the minds of others.
However, I think that the discussions in the PDD-forum are so personal and, dare I say, deep that you get a much more accurate picture of the person at the other end, than is the case in the local forums. Further, the PFRs tend to be older than the other TAs, I think, and that should mean that there's little bragging and artificial bolstering of one's virtues here. Of course, as I've never met a PFR this discussion is purely acedemic and not in the least emperical.

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Originally posted by Renegade
Still if you're ever in Melbourne, let me know. We can go out, talk politics for about 15 minutes, then you can watch me drink myself into a quivering mess before passing out in a gutter somewhere.

Will do. If that's not worth the 4000 Euros the trip costs, then I don't know what is.

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Originally posted by DrUg_Tit0
Hehe, MTG was great, but I haven't played it in a while now...

Were you a T1 or T2 player? In case of T1, do you have some of the rare rares (like the P9)? In case of T2, during what block(s) did you play?
Personally, I only play on a casual basis with my friends, as my experience is that people at tournaments either are assholes, or involuntarily make me feel sad.

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Old Post May-25-2005 18:43  Denmark
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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by occrider
My friend went to australia last year for diving and immediately applied for a visa after he came back. I don't know what you Aussies did to him, but I'll be watching out for your trickery ...

My only EDM-friend went to Australia as well, and he is in the process of applying for a permanent visa too. The other friends I have that have been there are quite excited about the country too. All of them talking about the "friendly Australians".

Old Post May-25-2005 18:45  Denmark
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Registered: May 2001
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

quote:
Originally posted by occrider
Well put me on your calendar for 2007. I do have to dive the great barrier reef before your crown of thorns starfish kills it all .


Well the Great Barrier Reef is a fair way from Melbourne (as in, 1000+ miles away) but you're welcome to try diving in our marvellous Port Phillip Bay if you ever make it this far south. It's more or less the same as the GBR except for the lack of coral (well, pretty much any wildlife at all actually) and the preponderance of this poisonous, black stuff. But hey, if you like looking at disgusting, sludgy sand, we got plenty of that!

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Originally posted by trancaholic
However, I think that the discussions in the PDD-forum are so personal and, dare I say, deep that you get a much more accurate picture of the person at the other end, than is the case in the local forums.


In this thread, maybe (which was a good idea, btw), but I think it'd be hard to accurately gauge someone's personality based on their political beliefs.

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Further, the PFRs tend to be older than the other TAs, I think, and that should mean that there's little bragging and artificial bolstering of one's virtues here.


I'm not so sure about that. I'm 22, and I'm willing to guess that that would be around the median age for posters here (however, like you, I'm making that assumption without any empirical evidence at all), which couldn't be too far from the median age in other parts of the forum. Although, we have got guys like Shakka and Mr. Opus pushing up the average a bit, so who knows...

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Will do. If that's not worth the 4000 Euros the trip costs, then I don't know what is.


Well I'm willing to put myself in ER if you're willing to pay the airfare...

quote:
Originally posted by occrider
My friend went to australia last year for diving and immediately applied for a visa after he came back. I don't know what you Aussies did to him, but I'll be watching out for your trickery ...

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Originally posted by trancaholic
My only EDM-friend went to Australia as well, and he is in the process of applying for a permanent visa too. The other friends I have that have been there are quite excited about the country too. All of them talking about the "friendly Australians".


So long as you don't come to the country fleeing a despotic regime on a rickety boat (how's that for satire!) we tend to be pretty fond of foreigners. Presuming you don't mind talking about sport, and agreeing that Australia is superior to your country in whatever sport your country plays, I'm sure you'll find us to be pretty accommodating as a whole...


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squirrelly
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I have two referrals. One was someone I knew IRL, and he posted once or twice and then never again, and I believe the other one was someone I had met when I was in DC to see PVD @ FUR last September. When I still talked to/was still friends with a lot of TAs, I always preferred to keep the groups of friends seperate. Mainly because most of the friend I had had IRL simply weren't into EDM, and most of the TAs I knew were heavy drug users, and my friends, were not. It would just be an uncomfortable situation. It's pointless for them to sign up on TA if they don't even like EDM. They used to refer to TAs as "those techno people you hang out with". I don't hang out with TAs anymore, really. And I don't really have the time to keep up with EDM in all actuality. I try to keep in touch with SOME TAs, but those are a very limited few. Like, Occrider (When are you coming to visit me?!).


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St_Andrew
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Liverpool

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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

quote:
Originally posted by Renegade
In this thread, maybe (which was a good idea, btw), but I think it'd be hard to accurately gauge someone's personality based on their political beliefs.

I wouldn't say that you can gauge someone's personality, but rather that you can get some hints. Or to put it in another way, I think "I'm an atheist and consider agnostics confused individuals" as more indicative of how I might get along with someone than "lol" or "u r so hot".
quote:
Originally posted by Renegade
I'm not so sure about that. I'm 22, and I'm willing to guess that that would be around the median age for posters here (however, like you, I'm making that assumption without any empirical evidence at all), which couldn't be too far from the median age in other parts of the forum. Although, we have got guys like Shakka and Mr. Opus pushing up the average a bit, so who knows...

I tried to find some thread in the COR about how old people are (these was popping up ever so often back in the days I visited there), but the four letter restriction on search terms thwarted my efforts. I just seem to remember that a lot of teenagers were posting in these threads back in the days. But maybe they have grown up with no influx of new teenagers to take their place. You're a COR poster, so you tell me, Junior
quote:
Originally posted by Renegade
Well I'm willing to put myself in ER if you're willing to pay the airfare...

"ER"="Emergency room"?

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St_Andrew
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George Smiley
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: 9 Bywater Street, Chelsea, London

Its comin home, its comin home, footballs comin home!!!

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Location: Dublin,Ireland

quote:
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Liverpool



Could you view the game in Canada?


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Originally posted by George Smiley
Its comin home, its comin home, footballs comin home!!!


Whey hey........what a game, unbelieveable win, id say Chelski are sick as parrots, yep great night for English Football, great win i thought it was all over at half time, im sure Liverpool did as well,i thought this is going to be embarressing.


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Whey hey........what a game, unbelieveable win, id say Chelski are sick as parrots, yep great night for English Football, great win i thought it was all over at half time, im sure Liverpool did as well,i thought this is going to be embarressing.

Saw the first goal...then got in the pub just as Milan scored the second, our mate got there just before Milan scored third (poor boy, had Liverpool shirt on an all, thought it was still 2-0 til I pointed it out!) Thought bugger, dont like Italians (there is no country, despite what I might say bout the French (!), that I dislike apart from Italy and Italians) this is gonna be an embarrasment - but Liverpool scored two quich goals and I knew they would do it after that! This is one of the greatest nights in English football since man Utd beat Bayern Munich (went as mental then as I went tonight!) and england beat the Turks (bastards) and the Argies (more bastards)!

England fans are the best in the world! can you imagine three quarters of the ground packed by Liverpool fans?! Done us proud! Nearly as good (but not better!) than when we played Portugal (the hosts!!!!!!!!!!!) in Euro 2004 when England fans again filled up three quarters of the ground!

We have the best team in the world and if we dont win 2006 it will be an absolute travisty!!!

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