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Old 03-02-2003, 08:09 PM
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It could have been worse:

[The Naked Gun]

Drebin: It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.

Jane: Goodyear?

Drebin: No...the worst...

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http://home.sc.rr.com/mantaray357/pi.../notworthy.gif

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Old 03-02-2003, 08:18 PM
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Hey, cool smilie!
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Old 03-02-2003, 10:41 PM
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GREAT work Scylla! one of the best written pieces ive ever read! pure gold!
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Old 03-03-2003, 12:12 AM
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It's interesting watching this thing spread. I punched "the horror of blimps" (with quotes) into Google 4 or 5 days ago and got 14 hits. I tried it a couple of days later and got 27 hits. I tried it just now and got 135 hits!

You deserve the fame too, Scylla. I laughed my ass off the first time I read the OP, and laughed at least some on subsequent readings. You are a great writer.
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Old 03-03-2003, 02:01 AM
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But what was the fish's reaction to the blimp?

Details, man! We need details!





(Excellent story, Scylla.)


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Old 03-04-2003, 12:06 AM
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My god, why did it take me so long to read this?

Scylla, tears were streaming down my face as I read this. You are a master.

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Old 03-04-2003, 08:54 AM
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It was just posted to my inter-office mailing list (not by me, by someone else - I don't know if he's a Doper. Are you, "BW"?. Good work, Scylla!
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Old 03-04-2003, 10:26 AM
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I found out about this on the Umlaut House Forum (I didn't put it there), and this is apparently by way of Untitled.

Damnit Scylla! I was just getting over a cold, now my sinuses are bleeding from the prolonged high-intensity gigglefit.
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Old 03-04-2003, 11:01 AM
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I read this laughing several days ago. Now I look back and see that it's grown to over 51,000 hits. Is that real? Must be, judging by the recent comments.

Dude!
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Old 03-04-2003, 01:50 PM
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When I grow up, I want to be just like Scylla.

I await with a heavy heart the first ">>>>>>>>>omg this is sooooooo funny" e-mail with this story in it, reproduced in its entirety with horrendous spelling mistakes and the main character named Bob.. And with some stupid tacked-on moral at the end.
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Old 03-05-2003, 01:28 PM
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Incoherent words intermingled with fits of giggling,tears,and cackling....
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:48 PM
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Four days and sixteen hours ago the number of thread views stood at 39791. Doing the math since that time, this thread has been getting a hit on the average of every 22 seconds.
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:59 PM
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This is starting to verge on the ridiculous.

Scylla should just publish his stuff properly, and leave the boards to the rest of us lameasses.

It was damned funny, though, wasn't it?
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:03 PM
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This is starting to verge on the ridiculous.

Scylla should just publish his stuff properly, and leave the boards to the rest of us lameasses.

I have no idea how to go about doing that. How about everybody that clicked on the link just sends me a dollar?
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:21 PM
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You know, I've been vaguely aware of this thread hovering around for the last couple of days, but I never felt compelled to open it. I guess I thought it had something to do with the "To hell with the anti anti anti fat persons people" thread, whatever that's about.

So I ignored it. Until I noticed that it was a Scylla post.

Inspired.
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:32 PM
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I have no idea how to go about doing that. How about everybody that clicked on the link just sends me a dollar?
I've posted in this thread about five times.

So, I owe you... hmm, about five bucks.

Crap. Now it's six.

Where should I send the check?
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:35 PM
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I have no idea how to go about doing that. How about everybody that clicked on the link just sends me a dollar?
The most simple way of doing it would be putting your writing on your own website and then having a paypal donation link.
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:47 PM
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Can someone either tell me where I can find one of these or sell me theirs because their animals are too scared of it?
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Old 03-05-2003, 09:49 PM
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DOH nevermind I found the new link
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Old 03-06-2003, 01:25 AM
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For those wondering about how this is spreading, my husband and I each received an email today about this link from different friends noting that we should tell our spouses about this.

As for animals, not all animals are afraid of the blimps. My husband has one or two, and our cat, Lucy the Amazing Adventure Kitty, views it as an overly large pigeon which must be silently stalked and killed.

Since the blimp is at least six times the size of our cat, I'm glad I don't let her outside: her willingness to take on the blimp argues an amazing lack of good cat-sense.
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Old 03-06-2003, 02:26 AM
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One of my favourite cat-toys used to be a heavy-duty balloon & a large glass marble.

Stick the marble in there, inflate the balloon as much as you can, and then invert it and allow the marble to act as a stopper.

When dropped on a linoleum floor, the marble is dislodged long enough to cause the balloon to be propelled upwards for a couple feet, until the the marble stops it, and it falls to the floor, dislodging the marble again, so the thing does a sort of wonky pogo until the balloon runs out of air.

At first, this will merely alarm a cat, but after a few hops, they tend to get aggressive. Hours of fun.
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Old 03-06-2003, 05:38 AM
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Scylla, hilarious! I read that at midnight and was laughing so hard I couldn't sleep till an hour later...

It has now arrived at Singapore, on a cycling forum as well as floating around on the ICQ network.
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Old 03-06-2003, 02:08 PM
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Yay! Scylla helped to hook another coupla Dopers!

Welcome aboard, roadster & Lady Jestocost.

Gooble gobble, and all that.
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Old 03-06-2003, 02:25 PM
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DUDE!!!!

You made Cruel Site of the Day!
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Old 03-06-2003, 07:13 PM
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This is truly hilarious Scylla.

Not quite as funny is the fact I bought my younger (by 21 years) brother this thing for Christmas... better phone home and warn mom...
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:15 PM
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Wow.

I make costumes. I own a dressmaker dummy. It's about... my size. Having it in the living room of my apartment has caused me sheer terror in the middle of the night. <b>Scylla</b>, I've been there. You're my hero. :-)
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:37 PM
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Any word yet on how this has affected toy blimp sales? Scylla may be due big royalty bux!
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Old 03-06-2003, 11:39 PM
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I've been inspired to buy one, which I now moor to lamp.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:55 AM
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I find myself inexplicably drawn back to this thread just to read the responses. They have me reliving the *horror* of hysterical fits of laughter and the need for a fresh pair of underpants.
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:39 AM
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It's interesting watching this thing spread. I punched "the horror of blimps" (with quotes) into Google 4 or 5 days ago and got 14 hits. I tried it a couple of days later and got 27 hits. I tried it just now and got 135 hits!
I just did the same thing, just to see how far things had gone.

2,900 hits.

Dang. That's impressive.
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:44 AM
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I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. In the middle of a 2 am feeding for my son I started laughing again and that woke him up so now it was a 3 am feeding. In the dark now I have to worry about not just the floors creaking, but assault coming from 3 dimenisions, as well as evil snowplow blades.

Please keep it coming.
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Old 03-07-2003, 11:45 AM
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OMG!!!

Oh my GOD I am still crying! I can't even type!!! LOL LOL LOL

You definately MUST publish!
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:10 PM
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Damn. Nicely done Scylla. Good to see you back on top (and before June!). Not since your "offering of a dove" turned out to be a "giving of the bird" have I so enjoyed your wordplay. That blimp sounds cool as hell. It would be neat if you could have some mini bombs or something (:cough: M-80s :cough atttached so you could tap a button and cause some real evil. On purpose even.

Boy howdy if this internet aint cool. Nearly 70,000 views as of this posting. While I can understand the desire folks have to see you publish and profit from your words, I must say, I have a particular respect for artists who make their art available for free on the internet. I feel the same way about bands as I do about writers. For example, Cecil Adams. I've been reading his work for free for years now. Much respect. Not saying the artist is under any obligation to do as such, only that when they do it is admirable.

So, you've got one of the most viewed threads ever, a cheering section looking for you to publish, and you just got compared to the Master himself. I know some good construction guys if you need to widen your doorways to accomodate any increase in head size that may be the result of all this . . .

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Old 03-07-2003, 03:12 PM
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I have a particular respect for artists who make their art available for free on the internet. I feel the same way about bands as I do about writers. For example, Cecil Adams. I've been reading his work for free for years now. Much respect. Not saying the artist is under any obligation to do as such, only that when they do it is admirable.
Wait, Cecil does this for free?? I hope they at least give him a new coffee mug from time to time. Or maybe one of those little animatronic hamsters that sings and dances.




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Old 03-07-2003, 03:58 PM
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Wait, Cecil does this for free?
Well, I imagine the Chicago Reader probably pays for his food, lodging, and hookers. Still, the web site is free, his collums are printed in free papers. I suppose nothing is really free, someone has to pay for it, but The Perfect Master has used his superior intellect time and again to finagle deals that make sure the burden of cost is not on the common people. He has assured that we, the teeming millions, get the Straight Dope at no cost to ourselves. Hurrah!

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Old 03-07-2003, 05:13 PM
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Scylla, I am in so much awe. I had to stop reading your OP and leave then come back and I still ended up in tears laughing harder than I have in ages.

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 03-07-2003, 06:24 PM
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Well, I imagine the Chicago Reader probably pays for his food, lodging, and hookers. Still, the web site is free, his collums are printed in free papers. I suppose nothing is really free, someone has to pay for it, but The Perfect Master has used his superior intellect time and again to finagle deals that make sure the burden of cost is not on the common people. He has assured that we, the teeming millions, get the Straight Dope at no cost to ourselves. Hurrah!

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After I posted, I re-read your original post and realized I misunderstood what you were saying.

I do hope, though, that the Reader splurges and gets Cec a nice classy hooker once in a while-- at least on his birthday or President's Day or something. Lower Wacker hoes, while I'm imagine are quite affordable, probably leave something to be desired.



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Old 03-08-2003, 05:04 PM
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Marvelous work, Scylla, I didnít know I was capable of laughing so hard!
Keeping track of where hits are coming from, I saw a link to this post here: http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenT...4&m=6850931555 , on ArsTechnica.com
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Old 03-08-2003, 05:28 PM
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while I am a poster here I followed the link from a gaming site http://pub146.ezboard.com/fthesafehouseoutsidenorrath

all I can say is Goddamn that was funny as hell. still snickering 2 hours later
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Old 03-08-2003, 05:29 PM
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And now some light music for your enjoyment:

Would you like to riiiiide in my beautiful ballooooon...
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Old 03-08-2003, 05:37 PM
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OMG!!!! There's coke via nose all over my monitor, and I've wet my pants!!!!

I, too, thought this was probably a fat-bigot piece and also avoided it! Today I noticed all the views and my curiosity got the best of me!!!

My God, I can't remember how long it's been since I laughed so hard!

Thanks, Scylla!
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:29 PM
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2000 google hits huh? I got 877 ????
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:19 PM
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Ahh... blimps.

I received the link for the horror of blimps story a couple days ago from a friend. Usually, I'm sorting through who-knows-how-many forwarded e-mails.... but this one caught my eye...

I've always been facinated by blimps since I was about 8 or 9 and I saw one up in the sky. I didn't know what it was at the time, so I insisted to my parents that it was a UFO. I had to learn the heard way... Ahh... brings back memories... ;-)

Anyhow, I LOVED the story!! It made me laugh out laud, which most things hardly faze me. It was great! Good job, Scylla, and keep up the good work!

Btw, I'm super new here, as of a few minutes... so is there any other stories that Scylla has written?? Sorry for my ignorance....
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:36 PM
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Note to self:

When Scylla starts a thread, don't wait a month to read it.
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Old 03-08-2003, 11:56 PM
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Re: Ahh... blimps.

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Btw, I'm super new here, as of a few minutes... so is there any other stories that Scylla has written?? Sorry for my ignorance....
Any perusal of Scylla's work should start at the beginning -- the Evil Nazi Groundhog Thread. Back before Scylla was Scylla.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-09-2003, 01:48 AM
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Scylla that rocked! It certainly didn't come from a hard place.

\Me ducks and runs from bad pun\
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Old 03-09-2003, 01:26 PM
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I've been keeping track.. In the last 65 hours this thread had had 10637 more views. That means that every 22 seconds somebody, from somewhere, has been viewing Scylla's masterwork.
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:14 PM
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Greetings All.

I had to register to your site today simply so you can keep track of far reaching your thread is going.

Awesome story. I have not laughed so hard in a long time
[confession]I managed to spew iced tea all over my monitor thankyouverymuch [/confession] http://images.deviantart.com/emotico.../icon_rofl.gif

Ok so I followed a link to here from my board Mystrealm which is a gaming board for M/R/E/D avids (Myst, Riven, Exile, D'ni geeks), in the General Conversation Section.

Then I promptly turned around and posted a link to it on another board of which I am a member Mousepad in their Lounge. (Yeah, I'm a Disney geek too)

Funny funny stuff. Props



edited: argh my [ img ] smiley didnt work. too bad. He's the best laughing smiley ever *sigh* oh well , click on him then
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Old 03-11-2003, 01:29 PM
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2000 google hits huh? I got 877 ????
Don't ask me. I just did it again (as in, I typed in the phrase "the horror of blimps" with no quote marks) and came up with "about 2,270" hits. Lower than the last time. Still impressive, though. I expect it has something to do with their super-secret weighting system.

And mystycalchyk, you're right. That is a really great smilie.
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Old 03-11-2003, 03:01 PM
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That was absolutely freakin' hilarious.

I was so impressed (after I stopped chuckling) that I even decided to become a member of this board .

Originally was told about it here:
http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.p...threadid=21075

Scylla, you rock!


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