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Just me blowing steam about my favorite topic - "Against" cop out votes on stories because they aren't "culturally" non-centric to the voter. I can understand that on an international site there are going to be cultural issues of familiarity and non-familiarity on certain topics. I just think that when voting for or against something, you should be voting for or against the quality of the article not whether or not its familiar to you. So when I see votes against something because its too (fill in the blank)-centric, it seems like a cop-out vote. To me its like saying "I'm voting against this because I don't know anything about it because it isn't familar" or "I'm voting against this because this something I know nothing about and want to know nothing about." And don't even get me started on the ass-kissers who vote a certain way because they are trying to curry the favor of Admins by voting the way the Admin voted.

Anyway, I'm several months pregnant, I'm tired from working all day, and this isn't making much sense to me right now; its just one of those things that a pregnant woman has to do to keep from losing her mind. I'm going to go and cry now. Hugs, Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 22:36, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Against. Because i'm sexist.... And you're probably not Azeri. --ANIDN MENOSCWICZ Icons-flag-az 23:58, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
1) That would be your problem and 2) you would be right. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 12:33, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree, both on what you said and the fact that you're pregnant — it was evident in the glow of your writing these past few months. See Dick was one of my favourites in recent memory. Anyway, I love when I see an article that includes a link to Wikipedia, and some people still can't be bothered to click it and learn something new before they vote. Oh well... seems like one of the plights of any system of voting, but I suppose it comes down to the whole "one person, one vote" thing and the fact that each person can cast their vote in whichever way they see fit. Personally, I find it to be a good policy to either take the time to read up on a subject I don't understand, or else just abstain, but that's just me. Sometimes you just gotta hope that things will swing your way, right? -- Imrealized 04:33, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
My point exactly. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 12:33, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
"Against. I don't get it" is a completely plausible vote, I think. - Sir Sikon [formerly known as Guest] 08:46, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
And I agree, an against vote or "I don't get it about" something because you do not get it is an honest vote. But my point is that when throwing in the additional bit about an article being "too-centric to a nation" is a cop-out because you have converted your vote on the article content and style, and made it a dismissle on the culture aspect; if you don't get that concept in a culture that you don't understand, what are you basing the vote on, ones own ignorance? And for that matter, would this mean that you only support articles that are familiar to ones own expirience? Seems rather limiting. So while we're in agreement about an article not making sense, its the nationally-centric thing that makes me nuts. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 12:33, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
You generally cannot find things funny that are not at least somehow within your worldview, which is why a well-rounded article includes multi-faceted humour. If you look through our featured articles, you'll notice that every single one has a unique-knowledge humour thread and a universal-humour thread. Think of a Monty Python sketch - although they were british and most situtational humour was UK-centric, this was mixed with humour that would be universal to all English-speakers (although I believe native English speakers understand their humour better). Therefore, if an article is too specific to a certain nation, it seems entirely reasonable to say "Against. Too X-centric". Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 14:44, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
When I say "[Insert country here]-centric", it means that I don't get it and, from the overall article, it seems that only 1% of people outside [insert country here] will get it, as it involves in-jokes that are only funny for the citizens of [insert country here]. Also, I particularly dislike articles that presume the reader is from [insert one particular, well-known country here]. That presume that terms like "national" and "president" refer to that country by default. - Sir Sikon [formerly known as Guest] 18:02, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
But my point is, if you don't get it, why not say "I don't get it." Saying that something is (insert the country of your choosing)-centric sends a message that is wholly different, one which could be construed as anti-the country you just mentioned. Believe me, I've done it (saying things are too British, for example) and I had to sit myself down and ask what did I really mean by that comment. It certainly wasn't too British for the person who wrote it, or for the people who will take the time to read it. The problem was that the articles were too British, the problem was my disinterest in the topic because it wasn't familiar to me.
Again, this is just something that gets in my craw. And again. this isn't something that started with this image, I've been struggling with this issue on a number of votes on a number of topics. Sikon, I value your opinion, but while you know exactly what you mean, sometimes it isn't as clear to others, and put me at the head of the line. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 22:13, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I usually vote against whatever-centric pictures or articles becouse: 1. If I don´t know about the subject I can´t catch the references and therefore it´s not funny to me. I may indeed google or WP it, (sometimes I do), but jokes that need to be explained are not funny. After I get informed about the subject, I may laugh next time someone jokes on it, but the initial joke that had to be explained won´t do it. 2. We vote not only for the quality of the work, but also for its suitability for the main page. Whatever-centric pictures/articles are not suitable for the frontpage (regardless of how good they might be) since they exclude a large amount of current uncyclopedians and potentially new ones. ---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 16:16, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Rat- Your vote stated "Reason given by Sikon and Zombiebaron". What reason? Because it isn't sold in Russia? Because it isn't sold in Canada? I know that nationally, your neither. So when you vote and say Reason given by Sikon and Zombiebaron, I want to "what reason." Too American? Bad Pun? If its because the product isn't sold where you live now, that could be a reason as well. Which one is it. Help me learn what, if anything, it is that backs that vote up. Call me curious, but I am. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 22:13, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, sorry for not being more specific, I though it was clear. The product isn´t sold in my country same way it isn´t sold in Sikon´s and Zombie´s. Too American-centric, sorry... Hey, I did vote for your barbie picture, don´t be too mad at me...---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 23:38, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Rat- This isn't a matter of me being mad at who votes for my work and doesn't support my work. For me its a broader issue. Any creator of any item on Uncyclopedia have a right to know what does and what does not work. For me, every voting expirience is a learning opportunity. If people like it, great, if they don't, well the comments should indicate why. I think that the difference with me is that I have a tendency to be more vocal and confrontational about issues than other people because thats just who I am. The other thing is that the VFP and VFH votes can get very flip (and I'm amongst the violators on this) and the creators of works are generally excepted to lie back and take it. The "centric" issue was my trigger, and I 've seen it on other images that weren't of my doing. And like I said I have this alien being growing in my body and until December or so, it makes me act in weird ways. After its out, I'll be a whole different type of crazy. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 13:15, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Understood. I just don't want to have a pregnant lady angry at me, it brings bad luck.---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 16:41, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Only if the baby looks like you. And we won't know until its born, so you're not off the hook just yet. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 21:52, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
My take on things is always to give an up or down vote on everything. Either I acknowledge the humor of an article, or I state that it either isn't for me or I just don't get it/think it's funny. That was the case of See Dick, not anything against the article in general, just noting that it isn't for me, and (by association), isn't for anyone with my tastes in humor. One of the tough things about a voting system like this is you HAVE to assume the voters represent the readers, which isn't always the case, but that's the rub with voting. I encourage others to vote against things they don't get/don't like, even if they recognize it's well-done, just to help the featured images/articles be funny to the largest audience possible.--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 00:44, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Bloody foreigners.... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)
Yeah, but the problem with that is it closes off some potentially hilarious material that should be recognized and that many Users and guests who do get it probably won't come across normally. If I don't get the subject of an article, I don't vote for it period. That's like having to choose between two candidates and not knowing anything about them except the name. Not the best simile, but you get the picture. And if I do get the topic and the joke, but simply find it low-qual, I vote against. The other issue is that if [whatever]-centric articles keep getting burned, there might be less of an enthusiasm to write, read, or feature them, and no article should be left unread if it's really funny. That's why I also don't support opinions of people who vote against articles simply because it's a HowTo or UnNews, or something non-mainstream like that. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 23:52, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, see, that's where you and I differ. My againsts aren't equivalent to an NRV tag. They just mean they don't strike me as funny, for whatever reason. It's not a judgement on the quality of the article (usually), but on the giggle-quotient.--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 05:20, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

For an article to be given shelf-space in Uncyclopedia it needs to be funny. That's really the only criteria and the headaches we get arise from the differing definitions of what 'funny' is, and where it crosses the line into abusive, offensive etc. It also needs to be funny to more than a tiny group of people, (a school for example). Now I could write a great article on John Prescott, Tim Henman, the Wombles etc and it would be funny to people who understood what I was on about, and that's fine, there's plenty of space. To get an article featured on the front page with such content, though, it has to be either about something or someone that has a more universal appeal, or just be of a much higher standard than other pages (Age of Umpires, for instance.) To stick something on the front page that only the people from a certain country will get should be a real negative point against it. However, putting something on which is difficult to get because it requires a bit of erudition or education should NOT disqualify something, as a viewer has a chance to understand it, it's not our fault they're just too thick. Anyway, that's why people voted against your image, PP. FreeMorpheme 15:11, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

FreeMorpheme, you misunderstand me, this has never been about my image. This is about anyone's image, and whether or not the claim that something is too _____ Centric is becoming a crutch. That it happened on an image that created was just the little extra dollup that made the moment special. Like I said, my issue isn't whether someone likes an image or not, the point is that once its tagged with the "Centric" label, it politicizes the image. Its just something that rubs me the wrong way. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 02:08, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Jesus Christ. Ya'll expect me to read all that? Anyway, we are an international wiki that anyone can view, and some people can still edit (yay IP range blocks!). Anyway, featured articles like Age of Umpires are completely centered around Britain, however the Brits can get their three (or so) days of a joke the no self-respecting North American can fathom. However featured pictures stick around. Until PFP votes them into the negatives, they are set on random replay. There are a few images which I have voted against because I didn't understand the joke, such as this one by Rad. I have no clue wtf those little things are, but since so many people seem to find it funny, it must be from a culture of which I am not a member (ie the USA). If you check PFP, I voted against that image, and for that reason. So, I say that we all vote for things that we find funny, weather or not the matter of the joke's humor has to do with where the viewer lives. (I hope I havn't reiterated someone elses argument here.) --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 20:48, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
The joke was about the Zoloft commercials, which I guess you've never seen cause you don't watch TV (freak!!!). It's an anti-depressant pill advertised by a bouncing white wad of dough that gradually lifts his self-esteem and spirit via conversing with birds and--subtly and implyingly--taking Zoloft. The joke, as far as I can tell, is that with an anti-depressant like Zoloft, you can die with confidence and honor, like those crazy japanese. You'd basically have to know what Zoloft and seppuku were to get the joke. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 23:32, 11 July

2006 (UTC)

Okay Diz me'lad, I find your comment to be offensive. I probably watch more TV them you. And my only problem with the image which I linked is the fact that I have never seen the ads with the bouncing ball of dough (or whatever the fuck it is). They don't play those ads in Canada. In fact, the only time I've ever heard of Zoloft is when 60 Minutes did a story about it. Yes we Canadians get 60 Minutes, but its rebroadcast by Global so we don't see you're ads. Oh yah, and thanks for explainging the joke. --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 14:33, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
I guess this image really is one of those America-centric jokes. Oh, and do you know how much TV I watch? Furthermore...the Z in my name is to be CAPITALISED at all times. Besides, I think Pretty's got a better grip of what the whole joke really means. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 14:50, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Diz, you think its a bouncy white blob of dough? I thought it was a bouncy white blob, or even a bouncy white hard boiled egg. Anyway, the humor that I found in the Zoloft image was that Zoloft or any of the SRI's can (if you really get in the wrong head-space) amplify thoughts of suicide. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 01:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
We all have different takes on humor, and I like my suicides to be based solely on genuine thoughts of self-worthlessness and contempt without the aid of medication. And yes, it is obviously a wad of dough, for it is capable of movement such as the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Humpty Dumpty could move, but only while raw. Boiling a sentient egg has a sort of tranquilizer effect on it. Interesting stuff, you can read all about it here. Furthermore, I like the Z in my name to be capitalized at all times. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 01:37, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
In reply to the original comment ages ago, I think that keeping an open mind would be a good idea when voting on Uncyc. If I don't understand something, I just don't vote because I don't have enough knowledge on the subject in question to make a balanced value judgement. Personally, I prefer British-centric humour, and am likely to vote for pretty much anything in this vain (unless it's crap, obviously). But, for example, I could not understand why people liked Oscar Meyer, because I'd never even heard of the guy, so I just didn't vote. That's my way of dealing things, but maybe that's because I am just too polite. -- Hindleyite | PL | GUN | WOTM | Image Review - Use it | Converse 12:46, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
It's a brand of hot dog. But even if you didn't know that, the joke ought to be pretty obvious... --User:Nintendorulez 13:35, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I presumed it was a real person. I plead ignorance on this matter. --Hindleyite | PL | GUN | WOTM | Image Review - Use it | Converse 13:38, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Don't they have hot dogs in jolly olde Britain? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 14:18, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
No, I will not succumb to the temptation of making a tasteless joke here. We do have hot dogs, but they're called 'sausage butties' and they are toasted. Sort of. --Hindleyite | PL | GUN | WOTM | Image Review - Use it | Converse 14:21, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Sausage butties?..............<is overcome with insatiable giggling> That's funny, what do you call pancakes? Batter nuggets? Oh, you Brits and your crazy names for food.... --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 14:26, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Crazy names for food? You psychopath, Diz, in what universe do you consider 'hot dog' to be a reasonable name for a sausage in a bun? FreeMorpheme 08:36, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Easy: when prepared correctly, it's hot; and it's made of dog meat. A hot dog. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:36, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Reasonable like spotted dick, a name that makes sense in a toilet humour sort of way, but really really makes foreigners not want any. We thought that log-shaped suet pudding was a bad idea, but calling it that just kills the appetite. Anyone want to finish these fries? Modusoperandi 20:18, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
My friend made me try some of his spotted dick. Can't say I liked it too much, but did you know if you bite down really hard on it, it squirts cream at you? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 20:29, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
I was suprised to discover that the dick in spotted dick is actually because of its resemblance to, well, a dick. Next I'll find out that the brit term for cigarette really does have something to do with homosexuals. Modusoperandi 21:34, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Try to find out if the term "cock" has anything to do with chickens. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 22:24, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Chicken? WTF is a chicken? In the U.K. they call them "batter nuggets, which gets confusing. We call them "Buckbuck-Bucks" here, in whatever country it is that I am from. Modusoperandi 23:10, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't see where this came from. I find funny Euro-centric and Canuck-centric humour, well, funny. Missing milk is UK-centric. Manhattan Engineering District, right under it, is US-centric. I believe that there is equity and that things that are funny and not gimmics will generally be almost-universally funny. If you believe there are issues, please provide a link to the page and/or diffs in question so I can go smite the evildoers (actually, I'll probably ask them nicely, but smite has a better ring to it). Dawg.gif » Brig Sir Dawg | t | v | c » 14:34, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Ok, after slogging through this morass, I've reached the conclusion at which I had already arrived -- folks should be voting entirely on the Funny/Not Funny rubric. Isn't that what we all want anyway? --The King In Yellow (Talk to the Dalek.) 15:52, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree with my Dawg, lots of people outside the designated focus group of a [Country,region,etc.]-centric article might find it funny. But the million-dollar question is: should a lack of understanding on the part of a few people keep a high-quality, generally hilarious article from being featured, or loved, or given a home? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:27, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Vote on the quality of the writing and the quality of the humor. To me it just seems logical. Again, what I get tired of is people voting against it without knowing what its about. And I would really like to see stuff being contributed to VFH every now and then by a few voters who vote, but do little in the way of adding content articles. If I sound bitchy, I am - I have my mother here and Buddy is about ready to run a pitchfork through her - Anymore pressure and this baby in my belly is going to come out with web toes or two heads !!!! Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 22:06, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
If it does, would you let me touch the webbed toes? :-o --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 02:07, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Sweetie, if it makes you happy, yes, but only the webbed toes. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 20:57, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Oo, oo, ooo! <hand waving in a frantic pattern above head> Me next, please?! Modusoperandi 21:34, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Christ on a cracker, its a baby, not an animal in the petting zoo. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 13:00, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Fine, <deep breath> if you're going to be all <air quotes>protective</air quotes> and <air quotes>caring<air quotes> of your family, we'll just have to find someone else who is a few months into pregnancy and will have a baby that may, or may not, have webbed toes and will let people she talked to on the interweb, but doesn't really know, touch those toes which, as mentioned before, may or may not be webbed. Or maybe I'll just go to my family reunion. There'll be mutant brood everywhere, and I'll end up with digits. Digits that I will never, ever call. Modusoperandi 14:49, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Can I take specimens back to my secret test facility in the Nevada desert? We're currently in the process of creating human/frog hybrids. Too much information has been leaked... --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 22:24, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Dude, its a baby, not a date. Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 13:00, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
You think I usually take specimens of dates and send them off to remote test facilties in the Nevada mountains? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 13:29, 15 July 2006 (UTC) Once doesn't count!!
This is, by far, the strangest chatter on this site. Which is why I'm here. I'm not bearing a web-footed child, nor do I hail from a location where they name the food in the most unappetizing way possible (although we do have scrapple, a regional delicacy, which is called pon haus by crazed Mennonites... you don't want to know what's in it), but I can tell you that not one hour from my last home (which is not two hours from my current home and oh, a very long way away from my home before that) you can travel through Bird-in-Hand, Blue Ball, Gap, Intercourse and Climax in less than half an hour, if you're fast anyway. Me, I like to take my time. -- Imrealized 15:19, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Truly have we lost sight of the real issue at hand? Which is of course: Why do British people have such weird names for everything? Faggots (cigarrettes), loos (toilets, I think), sausage butties (you know), and spotted dick (WTF?!). Besides, I'm sure there are much weirder discussion pages on Uncyclopedia than this one. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 15:30, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

I like the left-hand justification! Fewer :s to worry about. Anyways, we have grits here, which is pretty darn appetizing, I must say. Also, faggots originally meant fire wood, so the Brits are using it in a way that's truer to the original meaning. Anyways, just wanted to add to this lovely discussion (I'm hoping to make this longer than the "Oh noes! Wikia will kill us all!" post.)--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 15:40, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Woa, woa, hold on! I know faggot originally meant a bundle of fire-wood, but the Brits' meaning for faggot is not truer to the original than America's. Where do you think the term "flaming homosexual" came from? FIREWOOD... --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 15:52, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
I always thought that calling a sausage as a heated four-legged domestic animal, men's best friend, it's a bit weird. And by the way, which part of the dog, is the hot dog meal suppoused to be? You americans are disgussting. Not that Brits are any better... all anglosaxons are nuts. In fact, all human beings are strange creatures... but webbed toes babies are surely the strangest.---Asteroid B612B612 (aka Rataube) - Ñ 16:25, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Don't diss the toes. Which is basically what kind of meat you'd find in your typical hot dog. Also, dog is God spelt backwards, and putting the word "hot" in front of it just suports the idea that all hot dogs are from Hell and are automatically out to get us. So if you value your life, eat up, you filthy pigs. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:41, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Here we call 'em meat or meat-like cylinders of nominal nutritional value, but by here I mean those living within my own skull. It's a bit crowded today, actually. -- Imrealized 17:04, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I found out the Dutch word for sausage is worst. That sums it up pretty well, eh? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 17:12, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

To get back on topic I'll state that I vote "yay" or "nay" based on whether the article is funny, not on what how it names food or on the webbing (or lack of) that's may (or may not) rest 'tween its baby's toes. Modusoperandi 21:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

And I'm saying: articles can be funny even if only some people get it. If you don't understand an article, you should just not vote. Of course, no one is stopping you (except your conscience, the filthy little thing), but if you don't know anything about a candidate, don't get mixed up in 'em. Also, no one says "Nay" anymore. Except your conscience, but the filthy thing is still living back in 1862, so you can't really blame it. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 13:42, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
And I'm saying: Unless you're commenting on someone else's comments, that I think we're arguing the same thing. When I wrote, "I vote "yay" or "nay" based on whether the article is funny", what I meant to say was "I vote "yay" or "nay" based on whether the article is funny". Clearer now? Modusoperandi 14:25, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
O_o ... ... ... Thank you, drive through! --The King In Yellow (Talk to the Dalek.) 16:38, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes. I need to say nothing else. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 17:14, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Maybe it's just me, but I agree entirely. Me too. Modusoperandi 19:33, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey, Moduso, the reason I can't say anything is because I'm blind, you hear. Yeah, don't you feel bad now? UnlessyouhavenosoulwhichIdoubtyoudo. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 22:24, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I feel bad enough about eating that whole tub of expired yogurt just to see if I could do it. I'm full of rancid dairy right now. Don't go stacking your fictional guilt trip on me, man. I've got enough on my plate already. Oh, geez, something's moving in there. Modusoperandi 22:31, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Tis not fictional, my guilt trips! My ability to write quasi-comprehensible sentences up to this point has been a complete lie stroke of luck, for I am blind, and as a result cannot speak. Also, I'm blind, mute, and got a bad sunburn, so you're not the only one feeling like shiite now. Plus, why the fuck would anyone eat a whole tub of anything, let alone rancid yogurt? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 22:50, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that's a triple threat, never met a blind mute that forgot to come in from the sun before. Two out of three, sure. But three? That's a new one. Also I ate the yogurt on a dare. A dare that I gave myself. Also, I did not eat a tub of rancid yogurt. That would be silly. I do, however, currently have a dog with a shaky bladder and diarrhea. That last bit is true. Modusoperandi 00:37, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
I beg to differ; my dog has three heads and guards the gates of Hades. Or Dairy Queen. I forget which one. Regardless, you know what's worse than lying? Lying about someone lying. I am not a non-teller of un-falsehoods! And how dare you accuse me of such a thing! You're going to Hell, definitely. Or Dairy Queen. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 15:10, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
These verbal gymastics are <James Dean moment> tearing..me...apart! What were we talking about anyway? Something about people voting against foreign pages...Modusoperandi 18:08, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Score: Just got worse
  • Against. Too pregnancy-centric. Should lead to some deeply tasteless yet fantastically accessible humour about meconium in a short time though - David Gerard 18:17, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
    • Comment Gee, thanks. I had to look up meconium. Anybody wanna finish my poutine? Modusoperandi 02:03, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
  • For lunchtime. Anyone up for some creamed spinach? -- Imrealized 20:17, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
    • Fresh or returned? - David Gerard 13:22, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
      • Why buy fresh when you can get returned for free? -- Imrealized ...hmm? 07:14, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
        • Anyone want to help me decorate the baby's room while I hot foot it to the Hillbilly Riviera (Myrtle Beach)? Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 01:22, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
          • Hmmm....carnations are always a good choice. As is a seashore theme. But if you really want the best for your baby, might I consider wallpaper etched with ancient Druid runes? They protect against the forces of Hell. An inverted pentagram on the east wall looks nice, too. Best of all, consider a Devil's Mobile, it's a great new mobile to place over cribs; it features the likenesses of all your favorite demons from Judeo-Christian mythology (Abaddon, Mephistopholes, Mammon, Buer, Lucifer, you know the crew). Ironically, it's supposed to ward off evil spirits too (don't ask me why). --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 01:41, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
            • ...my mom told me that was a "Hello Kitty" mobile! Modusoperandi 01:48, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
              • Didn't the image of Satan raping a virgin strike you as non-Hello Kitty-esque? --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 02:06, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
                • I just figured that it had something to do with my mom's unhealthy fear of foreigners. <cough> redneck. "Hello Kitty" is scarier anyway. Satan I understand, Hello Kitty is just disturbing. Modusoperandi 02:12, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
                  • Are you calling your mom a redneck? Besides, Hello Kitty doesn't command the seventy legions of Hell. Well, maybe she does, I'm not sure. Twenty legions, maybe...eighteen! Eighteen legions doth Hello Kitty control with an iron fist! --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 02:28, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
                    • "against" rednecks are too UScentric! "against" "hello kitty" too foreign! I come from a long line of white trash; there are points of my family tree that don't branch...hmmm. Hello Kitty's eighteen legions of hell...there's a 'shopped picture there (a picture which, if my past/present experience on VFP is any indication, no one will like). Modusoperandi 03:39, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
                      • I'd vote for it. As for your family tree, better inbred than mutilated........................wait, what??? -Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:47, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
                        • I'm actually pondering a variant on that as we speak. Not eighteen legions, that's too many layers, too many masks. Just too much. One legion is too much. Heck, Hello Kitty and a couple of friends is pushing it. I'll figure it out. Or, I'll forget it and do something else entirely. Either way, your vote is the only one I need <in background, Whitney Huston soundtrack rises in volume>. Or something. I'm backing away slowly now...don't try to follow me. Modusoperandi 19:05, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Toondarwin
Hey, congratulations!!!
For your reluctance to succumb to the power of Hello Kitty, Demon General of the Abyss, DiZ has awarded you by killing a martyr in your name! Don't feel guilty, he didn't pay his taxes anyways.
-- DiZ the Great


Congratulations, you're the first person to receive my new "DiZ Has Awarded You a Dead Martyr" award. Whoopdie frikkin doo, how good for yoo. It's not every day I kill a martyr. Well actually, yes it is...Twice. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 19:35, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I have to give back the award...
Helloapocalypse

Who's Afwaid of a Widdle Apokowips?

. It's not eighteen legions of hell, but the fifth horseman is close enough. Modusoperandi 02:34, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Nice....Almost pissed my pants. If I may make a suggestion: Hello Kitty looks too big for the horse, or the horse looks too small for Hello Kitty...I like it though, especially the background. She could be the fifth horseman of...deadly stifling cuteness. Spreads faster than disease, more painful than famine, and twice as deadly as war. That's the stuff... --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 16:51, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Initially I tried it with a smaller Kitty, but it pretty much disappeared into the scenery. So, I changed the horse to a pony and voila! I put it on Reefer Desk too, as what started off as a goof-off pic turned out pretty good. I also scaried it up a bit. Deeply, deeply weird... Modusoperandi 17:53, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
It'd be nice to see a seven-headed beast somewhere in the distant background shouting blasphemies at the sky. But it still looks freakin awesome. Be proud, Moduso, you did well. --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 21:00, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. It's nice to know that someone gets it. Now I'll go to Reefer Desk and reply to whatever it is that you said there. Modusoperandi 21:11, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
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