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mike4
04-19-2012, 04:14 AM
After seeing and receiving some rather unfriendly posts lately usually.

I would like to know how to start an award system for the grumpiest ,most set in their ways old farts.
Nice suggestions please.

And its not directed at anyone in particular.

Just thought its time for a more humourous thread.

Michael

jackary
04-19-2012, 05:17 AM
How about black stars, five black stars for most obnoxious:(
Alan

.RC.
04-19-2012, 05:51 AM
You cannot argue with someone who knows they are right...

+ or - Zero
04-19-2012, 06:03 AM
You cannot argue with someone who knows they are right...

While you are 100% correct, I've learned an interesting thing:

You can't learn anything new from someone that's agreeing with you.

I admit I like the learning process better if who ever it is that's teaching me something new is nice about it. But I often still manage to learn some things from some... well lets just say from some "Five black star" types. (even if sometimes all I learn is they are 'Five black star' types...)

Pays (I think) to understand the physics of water and a ducks back...

Black Forest
04-19-2012, 06:20 AM
☻☻☻☻☻

I win!!!!


It will be unanimously voted so!

garagemark
04-19-2012, 06:31 AM
Nah, BF. You MIGHT make the top three, but you ain't getting voted off the island first. No way no how. ;)

oldtiffie
04-19-2012, 06:37 AM
I win!!!!


It will be unanimously voted so!
Sorry BF, but you've got a contest.

Given the selection criteria I reckon I will make the first five of five.

Its only a matter who fills positions 6 and onward.

The best you can do is 6.

flylo
04-19-2012, 07:15 AM
I know it's in fun but someone is going to get upset. This is a Great forum & a world of knowlege. I can learn alot from all this experience cranky or not, even BF! Maybe not from a few like garywhatever but his antics where entertaining. Just my opinion but I don't think it's a good idea. It will cause some not to post their opinion or idea & that's what makes this forum so good. JMHO. Thanks! Eric

MotorradMike
04-19-2012, 08:18 AM
After seeing and receiving some rather unfriendly posts lately usually.

I would like to know how to start an award system for the grumpiest ,most set in their ways old farts.
Nice suggestions please.

And its not directed at anyone in particular.

Just thought its time for a more humourous thread.

Michael

That's a stupid idea. :D

Black Forest
04-19-2012, 08:45 AM
NO NO. I will win. Just ask A.K. Boomer. He will vote for me to win!

oldtiffie
04-19-2012, 09:06 AM
BF.

As a fellow contestant here, I wish you all the best (sort of).

Dr Stan
04-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Just exile them to a certain unnamed machining form. :rolleyes:

gizmo2
04-19-2012, 09:15 AM
Trouble is we're ALL grumpy old fudds. I'd rather listen to the gear train thump of an interupted cut ANY DAY than the crazy woman at work that never shuts up. Makes me want to step out to the shop and fix something with a big hammer RIGHT NOW. If we were all Mr. Personality we'd be at the martini bar instead of out in the shop.

flylo
04-19-2012, 09:49 AM
My wife says I'm the biggest Ahole in the world, I wish she could meet some of you. I could aquire sainthood status. :D :D

oil mac
04-19-2012, 09:59 AM
I Dont Belieeeeeeeeeve It!:eek:

gnm109
04-19-2012, 10:07 AM
I win!!!!


It will be unanimously voted so!


I absolutely agree. Black Forest takes the cake....ahh, errr, I mean the Schwartzwald Kirschentorte...sorry. :D

.

Mcgyver
04-19-2012, 10:11 AM
what do we get if we win?

Weston Bye
04-19-2012, 10:19 AM
My wife says I'm the biggest Ahole in the world, I wish she could meet some of you. I could aquire sainthood status. :D :D

You might be a special case. In my mispent youth I learned to fly, and being mechanically inclined, had visions of building an Experimental aircraft. (Pietenpol Air Camper - I still have the drawings) Unfortunately, in visiting with homebuilders, I found that *most* of the people I met that engaged in that hobby were some of the most arrogant and obnoxious people I ever met. Worse than machinists. I didn't fit in, but if I had worked at it I might have qualified.

I don't know if people of such attitude gravitate to that hobby, or if it is a learned behavior - guilt by association.

I suppose that a person would have to have a certain measure of self-confidence to commit himself to flight in a contraption built by his own hand.

Black Forest
04-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Oldtiffe. Although I don't particularlly enjoy your posts and you don't ever post anything you made. You basically remain polite. Me on the other hand is another story.

I have no problem insulting anyone or telling them to go fly a kite or telling them they are wrong(even if they aren't).

Flylo has a point in that this thread is really not a good one and quite stupid.

I am a self made man. Meaning my parents take no blame for my callousness.

I already have two votes!!!!

914Wilhelm
04-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Closest thing I have to five black stars on my keyboard is *****.
Looks more like 5 sphincters to me.

Ian B
04-19-2012, 10:34 AM
what do we get if we win?

A copy of Modern Pump System Design by H. R. Metic, signed by the author.

Ian

RancherBill
04-19-2012, 10:40 AM
BF
If you want my vote, building on gnm109's idea, you could send me a Schwartzwald Kirschentorte. The German Post Office must have some sort of overnight flat rate cake size box. PM me for my address. When I receive my Schwartzwald Kirschentorte I'll be happy to support you!:)

Black Forest
04-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Closest thing I have to five black stars on my keyboard is *****.
Looks more like 5 sphincters to me.


And you know this how??? You must be a brown noser? Or are you related to Mark McGrath in Scottland?

flylo
04-19-2012, 10:43 AM
Weston your right, most are. I'm not as I try to get anyone remotely interested in flying into a plane. I'm the local Eaa young eagles coordinater & the Eaa has flown close to 2 million kids free. Also there is discoarse between GA Pilots & ultralight pilots. I lake anything that flys. I have a V-tail Bonanza, a 1938 Taylorcraft, building an anib float plane, 2 powered parachutes & an aerobatic ultralight. I have a goof friend with a 2 place aircamper so come on over it's a blast to fly!

flylo
04-19-2012, 10:53 AM
BF, to buy my vote it will take a very nice clock & I'm hope you're taste in clocks is better than in cars or I'll end up with a kitchen wall clock of a black cat with a swinging tail (probable worth a mint by now).

lakeside53
04-19-2012, 11:38 AM
You might be a special case. In my mispent youth I learned to fly, and being mechanically inclined, had visions of building an Experimental aircraft. (Pietenpol Air Camper - I still have the drawings) Unfortunately, in visiting with homebuilders, I found that *most* of the people I met that engaged in that hobby were some of the most arrogant and obnoxious people I ever met. Worse than machinists. I didn't fit in, but if I had worked at it I might have qualified.


.


HEY... by inference you are talking about my wife! ;) She spent three years rebuilding (total strip to a pile of suspect parts) 1929 Pietenpol. Dragged out of a barn in MT in 1980 (never flown iirc); flew once after rebuilding (over the Smithsonian's strong objections!), and now hangs in the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman. Orginally built by a farmer - retained the orginal cottton reels he used for cable guides, and the square nuts he made... The model T engine was a tad scary.

She got to like the fabric dope, which may have kept her more mellow than some of the others. lol

flylo
04-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Now you know where the slang word "Dope" came from.

oldtiffie
04-19-2012, 06:20 PM
Closest thing I have to five black stars on my keyboard is *****.
Looks more like 5 sphincters to me.
That's a fair effort.

I guess you realise just how many of them we have.

mike4
04-19-2012, 07:11 PM
The thread may or may not be stupid but at least we are not giving each other a serve ,all in good fun .

It has shown that there are some left who actually have a sense of humour , even if a bit warped.

Thanks .
Michael

Weston Bye
04-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Closest thing I have to five black stars on my keyboard is *****.
Looks more like 5 sphincters to me.


*****


There. That was fun. Perhaps you have something there Wil.

Gesture of contempt?

Evan
04-19-2012, 08:53 PM
I don't know if people of such attitude gravitate to that hobby, or if it is a learned behavior - guilt by association.

I suppose that a person would have to have a certain measure of self-confidence to commit himself to flight in a contraption built by his own hand.

I used to sometimes work on those homebuilts. I wouldn't fly in most of them. A lot of the people building them are clueless about the quality of work required to make a safe aircraft. I liked working on aircraft because you always had the time to do the job right. It paid poorly compared to commercial metal work but I hate being rushed when I am working. With aircraft you can always invoke "SAFETY" and carry on with what you are doing. When a single scratch can scrap an entire 32 sq foot sheet of aluminum you get to do it the right way.

As for being grumpy, it is its own reward.

lynnl
04-19-2012, 09:08 PM
May I suggest a name for this award?
"The Millman Award"

I'm sure many will remember ol' Millman. ...the kind and gentle soul that he was. :D

oldtiffie
04-19-2012, 09:09 PM
Here is the OP:


After seeing and receiving some rather unfriendly posts lately usually.

I would like to know how to start an award system for the grumpiest ,most set in their ways old farts.
Nice suggestions please.

And its not directed at anyone in particular.

Just thought its time for a more humourous thread.

Michael

It looks like this thread was hi-jacked as well as it currently does not even resemble or address the OP.

Another one off into the ether?

sasquatch
04-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Having a choice to nominate for this award makes it somewhat confusing, without going back through ALL the cranky-arsed postings!:D

However i think in my very little opinion, i will nominate one of the crankiest SOB's on here lately, (He really needs to get himself some Viagra or counselling,) But i'll nominate him for the :

"HSM Snotgurgle" Award.:D

Mcgyver
04-19-2012, 10:23 PM
May I suggest a name for this award?
"The Millman Award"

I'm sure many will remember ol' Millman. ...the kind and gentle soul that he was. :D


lol, I miss Millman

Willy
04-19-2012, 10:34 PM
lol, I miss Millman

Yeah, this place is like Sesame Street without both him and 'Wolfie" here.
Now there's a pair you don't want PO'd at you.
At least you always knew where you stood, no second guessing with them.

Clevelander
04-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Damn seems I can't spell in french either.... so, I will soldier on spelling incorrectly in my own language.

The title is supposed to reflect the french saying about the small joys in life.

When I moved to Cleveland I left behind the Toronto Society of Model Engineers and it is one of the things I miss most as a result of my move.

I really appreciated and enjoyed the members of the club. I have to say that joining this web site has brought a lot of that enjoyment back to me. It's nice both to hear from intelligent people and to in particular enjoy your sense of humor. I get a smile on my face every time I log on and I'd like to thank everyone for that "small joy" in my days. :)

Mcgyver
04-19-2012, 10:47 PM
Now there's a pair you don't want PO'd at you.
At least you always knew where you stood, no second guessing with them.

they were always PO'd at everything!

I found those guys amusing, Millman more so, Wolfie was just an eeyore ...in a slow voice...."Yesss, its sunny now, but it'll probably rain soon". Overall better off without them, they scare new guys away :D

Black Forest
04-20-2012, 01:35 AM
Here is the OP:



It looks like this thread was hi-jacked as well as it currently does not even resemble or address the OP.

Another one off into the ether?


I thought for sure I had this won. Then you go and one up me. This thread had no relevance or value so what is to lose by Hi-jacking the thread.

I never realized how anal you all are on here. So many of the posts have to do with a part of the body where the Sun doesn't shine......

There really should be sub catagories for the Award. Just a grumpy award doesn't cover enough.

Grumpy
Arrogant
The most wrong Award
Ugliest
Least talented
Most against Carbide
Worst speller
Worst grammar
Who takes the most medicaton
Who should take the most medication
The most censored
Who George would like to boot the most
And last but not least

The Airsmith Award awarded to the most emotional off base member.

Black Forest
04-20-2012, 01:40 AM
The HSM Oscars!

It would be like the movie Titanic. I would sweep the HSM Awards!

I would only not get the Most against Carbide award.

oldtiffie
04-20-2012, 02:26 AM
Originally Posted by oldtiffie

Here is the OP:


Originally Posted by mike4

After seeing and receiving some rather unfriendly posts lately usually.

I would like to know how to start an award system for the grumpiest ,most set in their ways old farts.
Nice suggestions please.

And its not directed at anyone in particular.

Just thought its time for a more humourous thread.

Michael



It looks like this thread was hi-jacked as well as it currently does not even resemble or address the OP.

Another one off into the ether?


I thought for sure I had this won. Then you go and one up me. This thread had no relevance or value so what is to lose by Hi-jacking the thread.

I never realized how anal you all are on here. So many of the posts have to do with a part of the body where the Sun doesn't shine......

There really should be sub catagories for the Award. Just a grumpy award doesn't cover enough.

Grumpy
Arrogant
The most wrong Award
Ugliest
Least talented
Most against Carbide
Worst speller
Worst grammar
Who takes the most medicaton
Who should take the most medication
The most censored
Who George would like to boot the most
And last but not least

The Airsmith Award awarded to the most emotional off base member.

BF.

I concede to the better most conceited arrogant pig-headed man on the HSM BBS.

I thought I was doing pretty well in that regard then to my consternation, I realised that I had been well and truly overtaken and bettered by a true practioner of the art and so I'd be only too pleased to take second to your first and very convincing first place. A true champion.

But seriously, I noted how may others just buckled at the knees when it came time to "put up". Perhaps they thought they'd offend someone though with our thick skins I doubt that we'd notice.

Perhaps they thought they'd be hurt or mocked and stranded all on their own.

So, as mentioned in previous posts you take the (German??) cake.


The HSM Oscars!

It would be like the movie Titanic. I would sweep the HSM Awards!

I would only not get the Most against Carbide award.

Bravo!!!

Encore!!!!

oldtiffie
04-20-2012, 02:38 AM
I think its morally?/ethically?/thoughtlessly? wrong to propose that the awards be named after past (but still enrolled?) members who are in no position to speak for or defend themselves.

With "Wolfie" very few would "take him on" but he sure did take all and sundry on here. It should surprise no-one that I reckon that despite his many alleged (by others) faults he was OK and a pretty good machinist as well. Any incident that may have happened between him and George B is private to them - as it should be.

"Airsmith" is another matter entirely as for what ever reason he was just simply floundering and out of his depth coping with so many who saw him as an easy mark and with safety in numbers just piled into/onto him.

Those pile-ons were cowardly then while he was here but it would be infinitely worse if it happened again while he is not here.

If you must name the award after a member it should be one who is quite capable of "taking it in and dishing it out".

As I see it, BF has all but nominated himself by default and I am a poor second to him at this stage.

Black Forest
04-20-2012, 03:05 AM
I think its morally?/ethically?/thoughtlessly? wrong to propose that the awards be named after past (but still enrolled?) members who are in no position to speak for or defend themselves.

With "Wolfie" very few would "take him on" but he sure did take all and sundry on here. It should surprise no-one that I reckon that despite his many alleged (by others) faults he was OK and a pretty good machinist as well. Any incident that may have happened between him and George B is private to them - as it should be.

"Airsmith" is another matter entirely as for what ever reason he was just simply floundering and out of his depth coping with so many who saw him as an easy mark and with safety in numbers just piled into/onto him.

Those pile-ons were cowardly then while he was here but it would be infinitely worse if it happened again while he is not here.

If you must name the award after a member it should be one who is quite capable of "taking it in and dishing it out".

As I see it, BF has all but nominated himself by default and I am a poor second to him at this stage.


That is so far off base it is coming round again.

You want a sense of fair play. What are you drinking? Look over the list of awards again. There are none listed that are actually a positive thing. So why in the world would we stoop to such lows as to bring fair play into this?

Tiffie my boy, you are falling fast in the contention ratings! Not even a poor second at this point.

Mark McGrath for sure is in the running unless he has choked to death on his experience!

I think DP, McQyver, Even for sure and Nick, A.K. Boomer. J. Tiers, and last but certainly not on the bottom of the list is The Unartful Dodger!

Sir John doesn't qualify on any the titles. We would have to add a Most Witty Dry Humor award but that would be a positive thing and we don't want that here.

mike4
04-20-2012, 03:32 AM
I thought for sure I had this won. Then you go and one up me. This thread had no relevance or value so what is to lose by Hi-jacking the thread.

I never realized how anal you all are on here. So many of the posts have to do with a part of the body where the Sun doesn't shine......

There really should be sub catagories for the Award. Just a grumpy award doesn't cover enough.

Grumpy
Arrogant
The most wrong Award
Ugliest
Least talented
Most against Carbide
Worst speller
Worst grammar
Who takes the most medicaton
Who should take the most medication
The most censored
Who George would like to boot the most
And last but not least

The Airsmith Award awarded to the most emotional off base member.
BF.
I never thought to divide it into categories , thats good !.

There are some "special" types on here and that is what makes it so interesting to log on .
The entertainment is never ending even when the fur is flying , some get so wound up over things that others wouldn't ever notice .
As many have said its each to his/her own , we all have differing views and often numerous ways to arrive at the same point .
After all we are a multicultural lot of sometimes cranky bastards.

Good luck to all and if its a weekend where you are enjoy it ,because I intend to .
Michael
Michael

John Stevenson
04-20-2012, 03:41 AM
But seriously, I noted how may others just buckled at the knees when it came time to "put up". Perhaps they thought they'd offend someone though with our thick skins I doubt that we'd notice.



Bravo!!!

Encore!!!!

I vote a "put up" thread, you have to post what you have done or can't post for a week.

That should sort the theoretical dross out. :rolleyes:

oldtiffie
04-20-2012, 03:43 AM
Not quite BF.

Fair play can be ruled out but only if those who rubbish another can be reasonably confident that they can get it hurled back at them.

Might as well make it an all-in dog fight if necessary.

I'd like to be reasonably sure that the "me too" artists who come out of the wood-work when it seems safe to do so and get in for their kicks and licks as part of a mob/park have cause to be confident (afraid?) of getting "hurt" and/or sent off bleeding with their tails between their legs.

Its all one big happy family here.

mike4
04-20-2012, 04:03 AM
I vote a "put up" thread, you have to post what you have done or can't post for a week.

That should sort the theoretical dross out. :rolleyes:

What and become a boring mundane site where we all post endless photos of the results of our belated attemps at metal mangling .

But I suppost that would rule a lot out , like mines better or flatter or more precise than any of the others .

Which is why I started this one to try to restore some sort of sanity but even this is taking on a life of its own and the tufts of fur seem to be floating already.

Any way I have to go and do some work , bills to pay and need to eat.

Michael

garagemark
04-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Well, seems I posted way too soon. Now that I've waded through five or six pages of nonsense, I have my votes set for one, two, and three. So when the poll finally does come out, let me vote first...:eek:

Oh, and winners will have the option to come clean up my shop and teach me some techniques (minus the wise arse remarks). I still can't do this damn hobby right.

Mark

justanengineer
04-20-2012, 08:01 AM
I would like to know how to start an award system for the grumpiest ,most set in their ways old farts.
l

What about all of us younger folks who occasionally choose to be grumpy or set in our ways? Why, thats reverse age discrimination! Call my lawyer plz so I can sue, get paid, and get fat. Then I can be labelled as "dsiabled," collect govt checks, and ride around on one of those electric Walmart scooters just so the elderly have to walk....

I would give Grumpy to BF, and the award would be a nice shiny piece of HSS. Regarding most set in their ways, of current members it would have to go to Tiffie, who should get a carbide scraper or a miniature straight edge.

Im laughing my ass off bc of many of the previous comments btw....thanks fellas.

Your Old Dog
04-20-2012, 08:15 AM
May I suggest a name for this award?
"The Millman Award"

I'm sure many will remember ol' Millman. ...the kind and gentle soul that he was. :D

You're dating yourself! But that's not saying you aren't right :D

Tiff, it's charitable of you to defend Millman and IOWolf but I think they were arseholes. I've run from bullies my entire youth and refuse to do it now that I can defend myself. I said before and I'll say it again, some people try to make others better people and then the Millman and Wolfs of the world who try to suck the life out of you. They did so with pride as they must have thought of themselves as "plain speaking tell lit like it is" guys. Others could make the same criticisms or remarks without chopping someone off at the knees. For that reason I always saw them as belligerent, bullying and boring. I don't want to feel I have to "wide out" around anyone on this board and I certainly don't want them thinking I expect them to give me wide berth.

Before someone points it out, I read a lot here and my heart is with you all but I don't post much. I don't have the energy/stamina to get off the couch much these days. I go out to the shop and cleanup a lot but no passion to start any new projects. While I been blessed in a lot of ways my price for all I have seems to be lack of drive. Let me say I love to see the projects, no matter how small, that you guys post.

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Which is why I started this one to try to restore some sort of sanity but even this is taking on a life of its own and the tufts of fur seem to be floating already.


don't worry about it, nature of the beast. What is insane are the site where everyone is beat into submission; shiny happy machinists. This is far more o-natural and real. Lively discussions are fun - the don't happen though if there isn't some bit of disagreement or differing views

I've been instructed that 95% of communication is non verbal; body language, tone, inflection etc. What can be a good natured come back or assertion of fact supporting a position in person can look like a call out in black in white. Its hard to discuss complex matters, that are often taken personally, via text because only a fraction of the communication comes through. People realize that and compensate a bit, or they'll get angry/frustrated and leave. but its the reality of a typed dialogue

sasquatch
04-20-2012, 08:56 AM
We ALL just need to laugh MORE!!

Laughing is good for the soul, and a "Happy" soul does better work!!:D

vpt
04-20-2012, 09:07 AM
I blame the elders for how I become. They taught me to be who I am.

I like the "earn your posting rights" idea. For every 5 useless posts you have to post at least 1 machining content post or you are cut off. It'll be like forum currency. :D

Grind Hard
04-20-2012, 09:59 AM
I hereby present the Ray Charles Award For Excellence In Visual Inspection... administered by the Helen Keller Institute For Quantum Probability Quality Control Research... which we all know is a division of Miskatonic University.

gnm109
04-20-2012, 10:30 AM
Hmm, a though occurred to me....is your "award" limited only to members of HSM or could I possibly nominate some members of other websites. Since the award as I understand it is for overall "grumpiness" (which I interpret to mean sheer mean-spiritedness and evil intent) could I nominate some of the people from Chaski, PM, Shop Talk, The Miller Welding Site, The Welding Web or perhaps Alt-Motorcycle-Harley?

There are some on those sites who make you folks sound like a bunch of pikers.

Oh, and by the way, getting back to this site, no one has yet nominated J Tiers. (I can safely do this without fear of reprisal sice I know that he won't see this because he promised to place me on his ignore list a while back) I certainly consider him to be a contender. This has to be some sort of collective oversight, ya think?

I'll be waiting to applaud the winner. :D

Just some thoughts, for what they're worth. I expect to hear nothing back on this since my posts are usually ignored, even when projects were formerly offered.

Abaker
04-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Just some thoughts, for what they're worth. I expect to hear nothing back on this since my posts are usually ignored, even when projects were formerly offered.

How 'bout the Pitiful Pearl award for the best "nobody loves me" post.

Then there should be the Rodney Dangerfield hall of fame for best "I don't get no respect" post

(See - we don't *all* ignore you)

gnm109
04-20-2012, 11:17 AM
How 'bout the Pitiful Pearl award for the best "nobody loves me" post.

Then there should be the Rodney Dangerfield hall of fame for best "I don't get no respect" post

(See - we don't *all* ignore you)


I would like to nominate myself for the "I don't give a darn what anyone says about me or anyone else on a website" category. Unfortunately, this category, if established, would render the entire award contest a farce. :D
.

Willy
04-20-2012, 11:42 AM
..............
..................
Just some thoughts, for what they're worth. I expect to hear nothing back on this since my posts are usually ignored, even when projects were formerly offered.

Perhaps it has something to do with your presentation. It could be you are too polite or humble.

Be assertive, all knowing, and most important...arrogant when offering a project or help.
You'll never even get in the running for one of these awards without polishing up your act a little.

Oh, one more thing. When someone makes a suggestion to you be sure to display the fact that you are clearly annoyed.
Remember not all of us are born A-holes, a lot here have to work at it diligently.:D

Grind Hard
04-20-2012, 12:27 PM
Perhaps it has something to do with your presentation. It could be you are too polite or humble.

Be assertive, all knowing, and most important...arrogant when offering a project or help.
You'll never even get in the running for one of these awards without polishing up your act a little.

Oh, one more thing. When someone makes a suggestion to you be sure to display the fact that you are clearly annoyed.
Remember not all of us are born A-holes, a lot here have to work at it diligently.:D


I told you once you son-of-bitch I'm the best that's ever been... now sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it's done. :cool:


Howzat? :D



...I actually did that to a long-departed "leader" at work long ago. He actually thought it was funny, he "got" the message and backed off a bit.

lynnl
04-20-2012, 12:49 PM
I think its morally?/ethically?/thoughtlessly? wrong to propose that the awards be named after past (but still enrolled?) members who are in no position to speak for or defend themselves.


I think Millman was probably before your time here.

You may rest assured that HE would be proud to have such an award in his honor. :)

lazlo
04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
I told you once you son-of-bitch I'm the best that's ever been... now sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it's done. :cool:

That was Millman (or HaroldV :) ). I miss Millman and IOWolf -- they added to the local flavor ;)

Airsmith is just loopy -- that's a completely different award :D

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
You may rest assured that HE would be proud to have such an award in his honor. :)

yup, like a posthumous doctorate from an ivey league school....an honour of the highest sort

Evan
04-20-2012, 01:40 PM
I've been instructed that 95% of communication is non verbal; body language, tone, inflection etc. What can be a good natured come back or assertion of fact supporting a position in person can look like a call out in black in white. Its hard to discuss complex matters, that are often taken personally, via text because only a fraction of the communication comes through. People realize that and compensate a bit, or they'll get angry/frustrated and leave. but its the reality of a typed dialogue

Which is perfectly suited to all the Asperger's types on this board, and they are many. I found an interesting study recently. If your father or grandfather was/is an engineer you are twice as likely to have Asperger's syndrome.

Black Forest
04-20-2012, 02:11 PM
Hey I have Asbergers. Really no joke.

As to that gnm guy. you are completely out in left field about your definition of grumpy. grumpy has nothing to do with evil or whatever you said.

Grumpy is just grumpy damit!!!

As to grumpy I will here paste an E-mail I received today. Honest it really came to me today.

Barbie is a horse I have here in training for her bad attitude. I gave her the name Barbie because she has a blond mane and tail and is an air head. The owner is French so she brings me cheese from France. It is part of our deal.

"I'll make sure I leave the office on time tonight so that I can get another cheese. Seems the girls are eating as much cheese as you (used to?) eat chocolate :-)
I am happy to bring Barbie home but a bit anxious about her integration into the herd now. Let's see. perhaps I should have registered her for the "building social skills" training as well...
The annoying thing is that I won't have anyone to tease me anymore... even if you are sometimes a bit grumpy I will miss you !"

Gentlemen, I think that should cinch it for me to win. It is internationally recognized that I am a grumpy guy!

Willy
04-20-2012, 04:20 PM
Oh for Pete's sake, lets just give it to BF.

Bad enough he's ornery and grumpy, but now he's starting to whine!
I've had worn out transmissions with straight cut gears that didn't whine as loud.:D
Whatever, just hand em' the damn award.

Sock Puppet
04-20-2012, 04:20 PM
What's asparagus got to do with anything ?
Someone is trying to muddy the waters here.

Awards,

Black Forest can't have top spot, he's only pretending he's grumpy.
Black Moons can come very close without trying, like its says on his school report from Quebec Approved school "Must try harder "

Grind Bastard is close, again, "Must try harder "

McGyver is well down the list, he's just a big cuddly at heart.

Tiffie gets the Troll of the year award.

But first prize has to go to Mark McGrath, firstly for living in that God forsaken country called Scotland and secondly for living in that God forsaken country called Scotland.

Rumour has it there was no such thing as a Scotsman until a Welshman fücked a pig :D

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Gentlemen, I think that should cinch it for me to win. It is internationally recognized that I am a grumpy guy!

gawd, posting your flirts here? now THAT takes you out of contention!

Black Forest
04-20-2012, 05:14 PM
gawd, posting your flirts here? now THAT takes you out of contention!


Wait a minute. What are you talking about "flirts".

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 05:22 PM
Wait a minute. What are you talking about "flirts".

oh, email sounded flirty, thought the owner was a she, maybe misread it, guess you didn't say but i mistook when you said "she". its not likley you're flirting with the horse and don't know the owner so i retract it :D

oil mac
04-20-2012, 05:32 PM
[QUOTE sock puppet

Rumour has it there was no such thing as a Scotsman until a Welshman fücked a pig :D[/QUOTE]

OInk Oink You bastard--- Love from Scotland:eek:

Black_Moons
04-20-2012, 06:14 PM
Black Moons can come very close without trying, like its says on his school report from Quebec Approved school "Must try harder "


I am glad to get the honorable mention. :rolleyes:

uncle pete
04-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Proper awards just can't be given out by what is posted. They should be given for what a person thinks but isn't allowed to openly say here. Industrial working language is far under appreciated. It's basic short hand and would vastly save band width. So logicly there's many here including myself who are under appreciated because of what their not allowed to say. Since there's no 3 dimensional prize, No real system for fair and proper judgeing, I've been forced to give the major and most prestigious awards to myself.

Sir John is hands down the driest but funny as hell humorist we have. Anybody else would be a distant 11th place.

Pete

gnm109
04-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Proper awards just can't be given out by what is posted. They should be given for what a person thinks but isn't allowed to openly say here...................<snip, snip> Pete

If the award goes to what we think but can't say here. I win. :cool:

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 08:47 PM
McGyver is well down the list, he's just a big cuddly at heart.

ouch, bitch slapped by the puppet in a grumpy contest :eek: got be meaner, got go find a dog to kick, kids ice cream to steal or an eye to poke

mike4
04-20-2012, 08:53 PM
I thought that this was one profession/ hobby where you have to clean up before going to the JOHN , cutting oil and swarf wouldnt go too well on the tender bits.

I thing that its getting close to determining a fair and rational method of handing out the awards ,as we meet in a virtual shop the awards may need to be also virtual , although I know some would like to receive a "trophy"
but that could also be investigated carefully as there are some who would take some styles of trophy the wrong way and then we would revert back to our bitchin.

Just need to learn how to machine stainless steel into the appropriate shape.

Michael

Evan
04-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Hey I have Asbergers. Really no joke.

That was obvious a long time ago. Me too and some others I know for sure and many more that fit the description.

Number one is poor social skills. :D

Number two is an almost pathological compulsion to tell the truth, especially when it is ugly. :D :D

Black Forest
04-21-2012, 12:55 AM
That was obvious a long time ago. Me too and some others I know for sure and many more that fit the description.

Number one is poor social skills. :D

Number two is an almost pathological compulsion to tell the truth, especially when it is ugly. :D :D


What are you talking about regarding poor social skills? Do you really think I have poor social skills? Me not! Obama asked me to be Sec of State. Diplomacy is my middle name.

J Tiers
04-21-2012, 02:04 AM
Rumour has it there was no such thing as a Scotsman until a Welshman fücked a pig :D

For some reason, this got about 12 generations worth of my Irish and French ancestry going........ so that I was rolling on the floor laughing. (The Welsh bit was laughing too..... there are large curly chips on the floor where I was)

Must be the quote of the day.

sasquatch
04-21-2012, 09:09 AM
That statement cracked me up too!!:D :D :D

moe1942
04-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Old adage....if you and I always agree, then one of us is unnecessary..

gnm109
04-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Old adage....if you and I always agree, then one of us is unnecessary..


That's generally true with the possible exception of whether we are engaged in a conspiracy. In that case we would need two or more. This shows that there are exceptions to every rule.

Opa
04-21-2012, 12:43 PM
There is a fine line between being anal and being an anus. The anals one can learn from.

lynnl
04-21-2012, 12:44 PM
'scuse me for jumping off topic, but a comment earlier reminded me of joke I just gotta tell:

Question: What does the mamma hog use to soothe her little pigs' cuts and scratches?
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Answer: Oinkment! Har de har har! :D

Ok, (as Sir John says) I'll get me coat...

Astronowanabe
04-21-2012, 03:07 PM
That was obvious a long time ago. Me too and some others I know for sure and many more that fit the description.

Number one is poor social skills. :D

Number two is an almost pathological compulsion to tell the truth, especially when it is ugly. :D :D

Ha!
I got fired in slow motion for that this week :D
some people just should not ask questions they don't want to know the answers to.