PDA

View Full Version : Welcome to "Cafe Society"


Eutychus
08-29-2001, 10:21 AM
Wecome to our new forum : "Cafe Society." This forum is for discussion about the Arts : music, movies, literature and so forth. We hope that this will be a popular forum as we've seen discussion of this sort popping up both in IMHO and MPSIMS and though a proper forum would be desired.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to welcome Ukelele Ike as my co-moderator of this forum who I'm sure will do a wonderful job and should have his first PIT thread any minute now. ;)

Enjoy!

Why A Duck
08-29-2001, 10:37 AM
Nice place you've got here. Roomy. I like the tasteful knick-knacks scattered all about.

Oooh! A high-back leather reading chair with my name on it in the corner. Thanks guys!

KneadToKnow
08-29-2001, 10:38 AM
Very nice place.

I'll be on the porch swing if anybody needs me.

Atreyu
08-29-2001, 10:40 AM
Cool. A virgin forum.

I'll be on the couch, with my notebook in hand so I can continue working on my novel. Pay no attention to me or to the tortilla chips that may have scatterd on the floor.

How did they cajole you into doing this, Uke?

Amp
08-29-2001, 10:40 AM
::Sitting around waiting until they open up the Penthouse Forum::

Athena
08-29-2001, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by Eutychus55
who I'm sure will do a wonderful job and should have his first PIT thread any minute now. ;)


Check. Pit thread activated.

lno
08-29-2001, 10:48 AM
Eeeagh!

Well, this really is a nice idea, although I'm a bit bemused about the SDMB Movie Club being one of the two threads moved to this new forum. People are gonna start having expectations of me, y'know? Sooner or later I'll be exposed for the sham I am...

Necros
08-29-2001, 10:50 AM
I'm just waiting for the first thread to be wrongly placed in this forum. The forum description is amazingly self-explanatory to me, so I'm looking forward to gaining some perpective from the land of the brain dead where it's not.

Atreyu
08-29-2001, 10:50 AM
Here's the link (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=84327) to Athena's ode to Uke.

ultress
08-29-2001, 10:56 AM
How nice. Ike I hope you got your butt covered, you'll need it. Congrats!

Pucette
08-29-2001, 10:57 AM
Great! A forum exclusively devoted to discussing the arts. I have a question though. What about creative writing, and stuff like that? Does that still go in MPSIMS? If it belongs here, could it be added to the forum description? I know there are a lot of writer dopers...

Agrippina
08-29-2001, 10:58 AM
Hmmm...I like.

Arden Ranger
08-29-2001, 11:06 AM
Very nice.

I'll have the Madagascar Vanilla and a biscotti. I'll be on the porch reading Cleopatra's Palace

Jack Batty
08-29-2001, 11:07 AM
:: standing ::
:: applauding ::
:: cheering ::

:: kneeling ::
:: begging to be a moderator too :: :)


AND, I already have a post in here and I didn't even know it, thanks to a moved thread. I'm a frickin' natural.

How much do you guys get paid again?

ShibbOleth
08-29-2001, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by lno
Eeeagh!

...sham I am...


Sham I am?
Sham I am?
I do not like that Sham I am

screech-owl
08-29-2001, 11:13 AM
Wow. Nice mix of Art Deco and Rococo (and a wee bit of Syroco, too).

I think I'll be here awhile.

Ellen Cherry
08-29-2001, 11:46 AM
Wonderful! Bravo! I've found my home at SD. I'm always scanning for the literature and film threads.

I'll have a latte and curl myself into a deep plush couch, waiting for the trailers to begin. Or someone to discuss Garp with. Or even Smutty Nose and Spinal Tap (will those threads be moved here?)

I'm a happy girl.

Ukulele Ike
08-29-2001, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by screech-owl
Nice mix of Art Deco and Rococo (and a wee bit of Syroco, too)

Really?

I saw it as a combo of Outsider Art, speed metal, and Dada.

caircair
08-29-2001, 12:17 PM
This is wonderful! A great place to relax, share ideas, discuss, etc. I'll just grab a book and curl up in that corner by the fireplace for now. Me, a book, sunflower seeds, and a frosty mug of root beer. Life is good!

dropzone
08-29-2001, 12:26 PM
Discussing The Arts? Oops! Must be here by accident.

Ukulele Ike
08-29-2001, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by dropzone
Discussing The Arts? Oops! Must be here by accident.

Not at all, my man, take a chair.

Carney, Tatum, Garfunkel, or Linkletter?

Totoro
08-29-2001, 12:33 PM
dammit, now how do I choose between Mpsims and this?

dropzone
08-29-2001, 12:35 PM
I take my Linkletter in "Jack" form, thanks.
Tonight on "Hootenany" we have The Brothers Four, The Chad Mitchell Trio, The Kingston Trio, and, filling in for Pete Seeger who was going to sing something political, TRINI LOPEZ!

deb2world
08-29-2001, 12:37 PM
Oh yeah I can see it now, Ukulele Ike's first closed thread, cause it was getting too heated, the fur was flying, names were being bastardized--"Who was better Heinlein or Tolkien". :)

dropzone
08-29-2001, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by deb2world
"Who was better Heinlein or Tolkien".
Or worse....

AbbySthrnAccent
08-29-2001, 01:08 PM
Hey Euty, glad to see you were released from bondage in the velveteen rub room. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=82432&pagenumber=2) Maybe you won't find yourself handcuffed to the furniture here!

Great I idea for a forum. I'm settling into a chair with my book, a cinnamon raisin scone and reading until the poetry reading starts.

screech-owl
08-29-2001, 01:19 PM
Hey, let's all try to keep this forum neat and tidy, m'kay?. If everyone picks up after themselves, we can keep this place looking brand-new for a long time. Clean up your crumbs and don't spill any drinks on the brand new carpeting/ tile/ marble/ varnished hardwood floors. (If you do, mop it up quickly: don't wait for someone else to pick up your mess. I, for one, would prefer not to step on sunflower seed shells and soggy biscotti chunks.)

I like the smell of 'new forum aroma', so let's use those napkins and drink coasters (white rings are really difficult to get out of the furniture, trust me).

jab1
08-29-2001, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by deb2world
"Who was better Heinlein or Tolkien"?Tolkien, of course. He managed to create new languages, each with its own grammar and syntax. His stories do not age, whereas most of Heinlein's stories have dated badly. Also, many of Heinlein's stories were just thinly-disguised political tracts.

Nice forum.

FallenAngel
08-29-2001, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by jab1
Originally posted by deb2world
"Who was better Heinlein or Tolkien"?Tolkien, of course. He managed to create new languages, each with its own grammar and syntax. His stories do not age, whereas most of Heinlein's stories have dated badly. Also, many of Heinlein's stories were just thinly-disguised political tracts.

Nice forum.

I agree with the "nice forum" statement. I was pleasantly surprised with the new addition when I logged on this morning.

As to the rest of your post, <pulling pin> Tolkien had to invent new languages because when read in English his works were so tragically boring you were rooting for the villains to kill <lobbing grenade> everyone off so you could put the bloody book down and get to reading something interesting, like 90% of Heinlein. <Calmly rounding corner and waiting for the KABOOM>

deb2world
08-29-2001, 04:46 PM
::deb walks in, bows, places hat on the sidewalk::

I am proud to have created the first official hijack of this new forum. Thank you and please leave a tip on the way out.

jab1
08-29-2001, 05:23 PM
Memorize your password, don't write it down.

handy
08-29-2001, 05:35 PM
"This forum is for discussion about the Arts"

By discussion do you mean we don't have to ask a question?

Revedge
08-30-2001, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by deb2world

::deb walks in, bows, places hat on the sidewalk::

I am proud to have created the first official hijack of this new forum. Thank you and please leave a tip on the way out.

Here's my two cents worth. Don't spend it all in one place.:D

Gozu Tashoya
08-30-2001, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by jab1

Memorize your password, don't write it down.


Is it "Fidelio" or "Fidellio"? I always get that mixed up. And what's this blank spot next to "Password of the house"?

Gyrate
08-30-2001, 06:47 AM
Gee thanks, guys. You realize it only means more work (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?postid=1561457#post1561457) for me...