Coming out of hiding

After browsing these boards for a few months now, I figured it is time I delurked.

As my username suggests, I’m a major clutz. I won’t bore any of you with the details though.

I suppose I should say a little about myself.

[li]While I’m into politics, I am not a part of any party.[/li][li]I love animals. Currently I have 2 feline overlords, (Sorry, no pics. They run anytime I pick up a camera.) 2 puppies, a gold fish that is over 10 years old, and a beta fish. [/li][li]I have always found Star Trek to be boring, so I could care less which captain could beat up the others.[/li][li]My favorite Star Wars movie is episode 1, and my favorite character is Jar Jar Binks. (I’ll probably die for this one.)[/li][li]Due to a stutter, I prefer using visual cues or the written word over verbal communication, though I suck at both.[/li][li]I lead a fairly boring life at times due to a mishmash of medical maladies.[/li][li]While I’m interested in conspiracy theories, the supernatural, paranormal, and the out and out weird, I am a skeptic. [/li][li]I am a huge fan of cartoons in general, and anime in paticular. Oddly enough, my dvd collection contains more sitcoms than cartoons. [/li][/ol]

Can’t really think of anything else that might be of interest at the moment, but I’m sure y’all will have asked at least something by the time I return.

Welcome to the boards. Life is easier if you keep your mind open and waffle around between political parties depending on their arguments. Too bad their arguments have been eerily similar as of the past few years.

You’re an animal person. At least you’ve got some kind of a heart. This is a good thing.

I recently saw (a little bit of) Episode 3. I turned it off because it sucked that bad. I usually don’t just turn off movies, either. Lucas is a wretched writer and relies on CGI to generate buzz. (although the CGI IS nice…)

In any case, welcome. You’ll feel the might wrath of the cephalapod very soon.

Welcome to the Dope, Clutz.

  1. Good. We need more intelligent people who eschew the Party Line.

  2. Then take pictures of the fish, dammit! :smiley:

  3. Psst. The correct answer is “Kirk.”

  4. Yes, yes you will.

5 & 6. As do a number of us.

  1. Good.

  2. Hang out in Cafe Society. There is a large anime sub-group there.
    Have a good time here, and watch out for the goat.

Welcome! Anyone with two puppies is Good Folks in my book.

We seem to have a couple of things in common.

I suffer from Congenital Clumsiness, inherited from my mother. It’s nice to have another clutz around. My body is constantly covered in bruises, and I’ve had to replace all of our glasses with plastic ones because of breakage.

I have a slight speech impediment, myself. My words get tangled if I try to speak quickly.

And, I, too, am boring with a few medical maladies. I spend most of my time reading, so when I get asked the dreaded question, “So, what have you been up to?” I rarely have an interesting answer.

Point of Order: Is it appropriate to welcome a new poster, when I am still a guest myself? In a way it seems like welcoming a person to someone else’s home. Yet, Clutz seems to be a friendly sort, and I’d likely be welcoming him or her if I were a full paid up member, which I intend to be at the expiration of the trial period.

Reckon I’ll just throw caution to the wind. That overgrown calamari bait people keep talking about can’t kill me but once, and it remains to be seen if it can even accomplish the feat at all. In fact, I rather doubt it can.

So, welcome aboard, Clutz. There be good people here.

Welcome, fellow Clutz. I think you’ll find that many of us are familiar with the feeling of “Hey, I’m bleeding. I wonder how that happened?”

Glad to have you aboard.

Welcome aboard, Clutz! Glad to have you with us.

I share your clutziness - I am the only person I know who could trip over a half inch piece of floor molding and break their foot.

I haven’t posted kitty pics, either, because mine either run or turn into inanimate lumps of fur when they see a camera. It’s a shame, because they do the cutest things!

Oakminster, the squid doesn’t like people who doubt him/her/it. I’d be careful in dark damp places were I you.


Oakminister, who said anything about the squid killing you? Haven’t you ever heard of a “fate worse than death”?

The overgrown bait is going to make me listen to a recording of Lenoard “Spock” Nimoy apparently attempting to sing Proud Mary? Oh yeah…one of us gonna die…

Your de-lurk thread has dropped off the front page, so it counts. :smiley:

Hullo Clutz. Be welcome. Enjoy your stay! :slight_smile:

If you ever say this again, I will wrap you in noodles & feed you to Phred Phelps, swelp me! :mad:


I prefer Shatner’s “Tambourine Man” or “Bust A Move”.

This is where someone mentions “The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins”.

At least nobody is threatening the Janet Reno version of Respect.

Hi, Clutz! You seem to be a very open person.

I’m a clutz too. Does anyone call it “spastic” anymore?

I used to know a guy who had a slight stutter. I was around him a lot and liked him so much that without thinking about it, I began to develop the habit of mimicking his speech pattern. You never know.

Hope you have fun at the Dope!

BTW, have you seen my goat anywhere? You can’t miss it. It’s wearing army boots and has a duck on its head.

Since this is the straight dope, I couldn’t resist.

It’s spelled klutz :slight_smile: