I was talking with a fellow Doper earlier tongiht, and I mentioned that I’d had a weird dream yesterday. Among other things, it involved my sister having babies (she’d had babies before, but they’d died… “AIYA! Crazy premonition!” she told me when I inforned her of this part of my dream later), influences from both the Outlander series and The Thorn Birds, vicious hockey fights (crosschecks from behind with a hockey stick, anyone?), friends, and zev_steinhardt getting banned from the SDMB (why? I no longer remember the reason…). :eek:
This last one worried me a little bit, as I’ve always liked his posts. Imagine my relief on getting up this morning, checking the board, and discovering that he was still a member in good standing here. I was telling this person about all that, and she wondered what it would be like if Uncle Cecil Adams, The Perfect Master himself got banned. :eek: I replied that it would be… somewhat interesting… seeing as he was the impetus behind the whole Straight Dope empire. After that, we went on to discuss other topics.
That set me to wondering, though… what would happen if Cecil were ever to get banned? Not that I think it would ever happen by any stretch of the imagination, but what do you think? (it’s too late in the day now for me to post any substantial ideas… but maybe the SDMB would be VERY rife with speculation as to why he got banned from his own MB… Ed Zotti might certainly have something to say on the subject, as well)
Note: I am definitely NOT advocating that Cecil be banned… nor do I wish this to be the case. This is merely an exercise in imagination and creativity… one of those “what-if” scenarios, if you will. It’s meant in a light-hearted spirit, and I hope others will take it as such.
I’m with Cisco. Banning Cecil would cause a terminal rip in the space-time continuum causing all reality to be sucked into itself in a surprising un-enjoyable experience resulting in oblivion. This would please some of our resident Atheists no end, but quite literally annoy the hell out of some of the Christians! Note that Atheists are not encourage to try this to try to prove themselves right.
How dare you! Talk all you want about this being an “exercise in imagination and creativity.” I don’t buy it for a second. I know the truth, Flamsterette_X!
You want to hack the user database, become a psuedo admin, and ban Cecil. That, of course, is why you’re trying to figure out what would happen. You want to see if something like this would threaten some of your other, more sinister plans.
You don’t fool me for a second.
Don’t listen to the Blasphemer, Uncle Cecil. She’s just trying to get a rise out of you.
Yeah, about like that. Flamsterette_X, put a little THOUGHT into your posts before pressing the <submit> button, OK? Sure, we have a new server and all, but bandwidth is still a limited resource. Let’s not waste it on utterly stupid speculations.