Partly interest in the enlightened opinions and knowledge of those who frequent the Straight Dope. I learn things here.
Partly sheer egotism, demonstrated in gibbering at you all and posting links to links to links to stuff I’ve posted in the past, blissful in the certainty of my own brilliance and hilarity.
And… partly… sadism.
Y’see, the knowledge that I have, on occasion, caused someone’s beverage to rocket out their nose in surprised laughter tickles me to no end.
The knowledge that this has occasionally happened at their place of work is like an intoxicating wine to my gleeful senses. It’s one of the things that keeps me comin’ back.
Which brings us to the topic of EddyTeddyFreddy, our fellow Doper, a lady of class, quality, and fine character, whom I wish to publicly inflict my thanks upon, for her facilitating the payment of my membership fee (I had money, but no PayPal account; we’ve corresponded via snailmail in the past, and she kindly let me use her electronic accounts to feed Cecil and remain among you all).
For those of you who’ve enjoyed my yammerings in the past: Thank you, and I hope to have you skorking Dr. Pepper over your monitor at work as much as possible in the future. You may thank EddyTeddyFreddy for her kindness and generosity in providing me the opportunity.
For those of you who think me an overblown witless idiot… well, blame her. She thinks I’m funny…
Three cheers for our EddyTedFreddy!
She kept our Wang Ka fix steady!
She’s good for a course
On good care for a horse
And she’s never ill-tempered or petty.
In fact she’s a hell of a girl -
Coaxes folks to give lim’ricks a whirl,
Tells tales of the spats
Of her three charming cats -
Among Dopers she’s surely the pearl!
That being said, I must also say that I think Master Wang-Ka one of the finest guys around. Not only is he funny, but he comes across as one of the most thoughtful and truly kind people on the boards. In fact, except for the fact that he lives in Texas and I in New Jersey, he’s married and I’m involved, I’m at least ten years older than he, have never met the man and wouldn’t know him if I met him on the street, and don’t want kids anyway, I’d wanted to bear his children!
Well, since she’s probably too modest (or just, for once, at a loss for words) to post to this thread, I’ll provide this photo. From that page, you can click on the links to her other albums.
I’m another of the Dopers who went from “Guest” to “Charter Member” thanks to ETF’s willingness to sign up anyone who lacks a PayPal account but could spare a “fiver” for the first year’s membership fee. She let me know today that she had received my money. Wonder if she trusted me all along. Of course, if anyone’s thinking of taking advantage of her generous offer by stiffing her, she has ways of wreaking revenge…
Well, there was this accident at the Seabrook nuclear plant as I was driving by, and – the government doesn’t want this to get out, so keep it under your hat – people within a ten-mile radius of the plant have become lunar phase Giant Invisible Were-Woodchucks. Yes, it’s only the full moon that transforms us, but we’re stuck till new moon before we flip back. Meanwhile, we’re too busy chucking wood to write.
Could have been worse; I was on the landward side of the radiation blast. Folks out boating within the danger zone have become Giant Invisible Jellyfish, and in summer the beaches are littered with pitiful dried-out remains.
While I’m not the sort to slather praise (or petroleum jelly) on folks in cyberspace (the swollen heads tend to clog the arithmetic logic unit), I’ll make an exception for EddyTeddyFreddy. Heck, I owe her something after what I had Aunt Cecilia do to Squash in the Corrupt Wish game.
Her wit and creativity has brightened up several of my dingy afternoons.
Seems the best way to honor her is to quote a sinus-clearing joke I got off at her expense in her Tongue-In-Groove thread, about her inability to curl her tongue into a U-shape (since only fifteen percent of the population is in that boat, that makes ETF a Certificated Genetic Mutant) -
P.S. My promotion to the Freudian Jockstrap Assembly Line finally came through!