New Guy

Hi. Longtime lurker, finally broke down and registered so I could post. Name is Tim. How’s it goin? Alrighty.

We are the children of the Eighties. We are not the first “lost generation” nor today’s lost generation; in fact, we think we know just where we stand - or are discovering it as we speak.

Welcome Homer/Tim! The Teeming Millions look forward to being edified by your wit and wisdom! (Not to put any pressure on you, or anything.)

now say something clever…RIGHT NOW!!!

I see you double posted. And I, unwittingly, moved this to the top of the stack thinking that no one else cared about you. Whoops. Welcome anyway!

<grumble>…nobody said hey to me when I started posting…<pout>…Didn’t even like the thread I started…<sniffle>…Think I’ll go back to lurker status…

Don’t feel bad, Atrael. Not only are we inconsistent, we’re fickle!

“non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem”
– William of Ockham

Hi Homer. I’m pretty new too. But don’t mind me, because I will never say anything intelligent, witty or interesting. In fact, most people just skip right by my posts, but that’s okay, because I like me enough for everyone. :slight_smile:

Hey new guy, dont worry about being clever. Satan posts here, and he has yet to say anything clever! :wink:

(this is me being snotty)

Hello Tim. As one former lurker and newbie myself, I welcome you to the Straightdope!

And Atrial, my first thread petered out after a lousy 14 posts…and two of those posts were from me!

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

I’ve been here since May and I think I have yet to get more than a handful of responses to any post I’ve made. And most of the responses are to tell me how lame my question or answer is.

And I see that more people have responded to Misanthrope’s “kids say the darndest things” than responded to my exact same post a while back.

And I also see that everyone is ignoring the “poster you want to see a picture of” post ever since I posted a link to a picture of myself.

So all I have is some good Win95 advice from some nice GQ posters, coffee with Contestant #3, and dreams of forbidden pleasures with Kelli.

::wanting to feel loved::

“Where there is clarity, there is no choice. And where there is choice, there is misery. But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing?”



Sealemon88…14?…I think mine petered out at 4…(sigh)…but I have hopes…I’m playing on the Limerick Thread…if nothing else, I’ll be groaned at…(grin)

Hi. I’m old. Ancient.I can’t say when exactly, but from way back in April.The profile thing doesn’t work very well. I check everyone’s credentials.

Seale: 14 is quite a few, especially in here.

My first topic got 51 replies (3 by me) :slight_smile: .
I had the mistake of starting in Great Debates.

“Of course, that’s just my opinion; I could be wrong.”–Dennis Miller

My first OP is one of legend, to me anyways. I’ve been here since about March, and read the columns frequently before that for a while. The first time I posted a comment on Cecils column and the man himself replied to it. I’m still not satisfied though. Another OP was responded to by him about 5 posts later. I was thinking…cool Cecil actually posts here, but since its been slim pickens on the Cecil front.

I’m new here too, and I’ve already posted more messages than I should’ve, I reckon. Luckily, with the plethora of New Zealand oriented posts all of a sudden, my wisdom and experience is sought after :wink:

How long will I stay? That’s the question - and how long before someone asks about my username…?

What about that username?

We’ll put up with almost anything. But not, say, Necrophiliac or Decomposing Dude or Pervert.

Guano Lad…are you my ex? His name is Shitboy!

Welcome. :wink:


I’m an artist of sorts (nothing special, but I dabble in a variety of ways) and I have drawn comic strips before.

A few years ago I was asked to contribute a weekly strip to a student newspaper, so I devised a silly little unoriginal premise - the superhero parody.

It was called PigeonMan, and his sidekick was GuanoLad.

Here’s an example if you like.