Hullo, quick moderating update.... (also my favourite old Christmas thread)

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Hullo, quick moderating update.... (also my favourite old Christmas thread)

Looks like I'm going to be moderating from now until Jan 4, while your regular hard working mods take a well deserved break.  So, behave yourselves.

 

I haven't posted much lately, but I have been looking in.  I haven't actually done anything moderatorish since the new software, so if you find me closing threads at 100 posts, please someone just give me a shake.  I'm kind of familiar with the new stuff, so I hope I don't make everything crash.  Come to think of it, people seem to have crashing the system pretty much covered anyway.

 

Looking forward to the next two weeks.

Maysie Maysie's picture

*plans to spam the board*

Oldgoat McSockpuppet

ok, so I'm off to a great freakin' beginning.  I was playing in the new software trying to block a new spammer, and couldn't do it.  So I started playing with toggle settings and blocked my own account.  I've sent out a call for help to the staff list.

 

Well at least I figured out how to block people.

 

EmbarassedEmbarassed

Maysie Maysie's picture

Was the user name of the spammer "MaysieEndlesslyMocksOldgoatBwahahaaaaaa"?

Because that wasn't me.

Innocent

Oldgoat McSockpuppet

Nah, it was someone with links to a porn site.  I'll pre emptively ban you when I get all this straightened out.

Maysie Maysie's picture

*changes name to MaysieEndlesslyMocksOldgoatWithPornSites*

 

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

I got more links to porn sites than you do!

*waves to Maysie, laughing, hysterically*

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

For crying out loud, oldgoat, I'm trying to get some sleep. I've reversed your act of ritual suicide. As you were.

ETA actually, turns out I can't do that. Must be the server update! Let's all wait for the calvary.

onlinediscountanvils

You're all adorable. Tongue out

Welcome back, oldgoat.

Enjoy your breaks, Rebecca and Catchfire!

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I'll miss our two regulars, but it's nice to see the Oldgoat again. Smile

6079_Smith_W

Catchfire wrote:

Let's all wait for the calvary.

It's bad enough that Christmas preparation starts right after Halloween. I think we can at least wait until Fat Tuesday before we start thinking about THAT one....

onlinediscountanvils

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Catchfire wrote:

Let's all wait for the calvary.

It's bad enough that Christmas preparation starts right after Halloween. I think we can at least wait until Fat Tuesday before we start thinking about THAT one....

 

LOL!

Michelle

Hahaha!  oldgoat banned himself!?  HA!

This is so funny!  I love it. 

Er, sorry oldgoat.  I mean, I'm so sorry that happened to you.  Really.  I am.  To show you how sorry I am, I'm going to go start a thread on how liberating thongs are.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Just re-read Oldgoat's post. He actually banned himself??? Laughing

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Welcome back Old Goat. Cool move banning yourself.  It highlights your dexterity and skill.

 

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Just a brief addendum, to go with our seasoned, hall-of-fame moderator oldgoat, we are introducing some new blood: our fearless babble book club leader and general smart person, Kaitlin McNabb will be joining oldgoat in moderating duties.

I think if they both go the next two weeks without banning themselves (again) we can call it a success. Happy holidays, everyone!

Michelle

Good on you for giving oldgoat a chaperone, Catchfire.  Clearly he needs one!

hee hee hee hee hee

(I'll be giggling about this one all night at intervals...)

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Laughing

Slumberjack

Catchfire wrote:
Let's all wait for the calvary.

It already came and went.

oldgoat

Ok, I'm back.  We will not speak of this again.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Great. Religious porn. (from SJ???)  What's next, a Nativity photo?

ETA: Here you go; completely authentic.

Michelle

Now both Maysie AND I are giggling over this.  Yes, this is what we do when Maysie comes over.  We log onto babble and giggle at oldgoat.  (There may have been a smirk or two from radiorahim as well.)

Tommy_Paine

And since the absence of a certain moderator relieves any and all from any potential conflict of interest, I am back for a while.  

Looking in at a few threads so far though, I'm not so sure. I can't believe how wrong everyone is, and it's seems a bit daunting to think I can set things aright in just a week.

 

Maysie Maysie's picture

oldgoat wrote:

Ok, I'm back.  We will not speak of this again.

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Hee hee.

P.S. gives bagkitty a raspberry Tongue out

 

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

Thee wise roos

lagatta

Why is there a comma in front of responsibly?

Do they mean the responsibly can also be removed to read: Remember to drink this holiday season?

We need reminding? 

Maysie Maysie's picture

bagkitty, that's not the porn you promised. I'm suing you.

Edited to add: Upon closer examination, those 'roos sure have gigantic thingmabobs hanging down. Surprised

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

@lagatta - I think it is there to elicit precisely the kind of reaction you just had. I am not, however, certain whether or not it was intenional - 'roos are not good typists at the best of times, much less when they are four sheets to the wind.

@Maysie - I think the word your are looking for is testicles. Innocent

6079_Smith_W

Yes, but thingamabob sounds way more Australian.

Actually they tan those things and sell them to tourists as marble bags. It's quite sturdy leather - not what you'd expect. A friend of mine brought one back for us.

(edit)

Here you go:

http://www.australiasouvenir.com/products/Kangaroo-Scrotum-skin-Pouch.html

 

 

Kaitlin McNabb Kaitlin McNabb's picture

Catchfire wrote:

Just a brief addendum, to go with our seasoned, hall-of-fame moderator oldgoat, we are introducing some new blood: our fearless babble book club leader and general smart person, Kaitlin McNabb will be joining oldgoat in moderating duties.

I think if they both go the next two weeks without banning themselves (again) we can call it a success. Happy holidays, everyone!

Yes I have been recruited to the moderation team, hardly as a chaperone. So far I have not banned myself, but only time will tell. Be nice or I might have to make a slightly dramatic overshare in babble again!

Maysie Maysie's picture

From a holiday moderating announcement, to an old guard mod banning himself (HA HA HA HA!) to kangaroo balls. It's Xmas at babble, alright.

Welome Kaitlin! Laughing

oldgoat

Were I a kangeroo, I think I'd hop pretty gingerly in rockier terrain.  I wonder if they have cactus in Australia?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Christmas and kangaroos.  That calls for this song. I suspect the six white boomers kept their sacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gosGBYU5vIE

 

Kaitlin McNabb Kaitlin McNabb's picture

Maysie wrote:

From a holiday moderating announcement, to an old guard mod banning himself (HA HA HA HA!) to kangaroo balls. It's Xmas at babble, alright.

Welome Kaitlin! Laughing

Thanks Maysie! Holiday hijinks on babble I suppose! At the end we'll see who has banned themself the most, ha.

Maysie Maysie's picture

All this talk of balls reminds me: Schweddy balls

Kaitlin McNabb wrote:
 At the end we'll see who has banned themself the most, ha.

So far, oldgoat is winning.

Laughing

6079_Smith_W

Rutabaga cantelope? How? They aren't related at all. I am very curious.

 

Michelle

That's a hilarious clip!  I love those SNL sketches sending up public radio foodie shows.  Pretty sure they're mocking "The Splendid Table".  radiorahim and I love to mock that show when it comes on after his beloved Prairie Home Companion too.  Although PHC is rather mockable too, but that doesn't happen in our house, lest a divorce follow. ;)

"Today, we're travelling to a tiny town in North Carolina, where they grow a hybrid rutabaga/cantelope combo, fertilized exclusively with the droppings of albino dung beetles.  We'll talk to the master botanist who spent the last 18 years developing this hybrid, and learn about the scrumptious dishes she has created with them after she was awarded her Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme three years ago."

Edited to add: Hey, looks like we were right.  That SNL skit probably IS mocking The Splendid Table. :)  A review of The Splendid Table's cookbook says:

Quote:

Just like it is very difficult to listen to the public radio show The Splendid Table without picturing Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer from their Saturday Night Live parody, “Delicious Dish,” it is nearly impossible to read the new cookbook The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper without wishing for a recipe for Schweddy Balls. Alas, authors Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift do not appear to be in on the joke.
The book itself is fertile ground for more mocking.

Michelle

That's where the "mocking" part comes in, Smith. ;)

6079_Smith_W

Michelle wrote:

That's where the "mocking" part comes in, Smith. ;)

Ooops. Missed the quotes. Here I thought you were actually in North Carolina

Michelle

I'm glad my satire was so believable!!  Haha!  I figured "albino dung beetles" would be the dead giveaway!

Edited to add: radiorahim wanted me to tell you that the ruta-loupes can be made into a delicious side-dish for organic, free-range Turducken at your holiday table.  Just think - turnips that are naturally sweet without adding any type of sweetener to the mash!  (That is, for those of us who have families who add a bit of sweet stuff to turnip or squash mash normally...)

Bacchus

Ah the noble turducken, running free over the plains

6079_Smith_W

Reminds me of that joke Bill Richardson told on the radio about a decade ago : If a tofu turkey is called a tofurkey , what would you call a tofu duck?"

Michelle

Smith, you're reminding me of a delicious fake meat I had at a vegetarian restaurant in Kensington Market here in Toronto.  I have no idea how they did it, and I forget the name of the restaurant, but they had these delicious things made out of I don't know what (maybe TVP or some kind of dried tofu or something) that tasted a lot like very moist chicken or maybe duck.  It was yummy!

One of the things they had were called "drummi-sticks" and they tasted like meat, shaped like little tiny drumsticks, but not meat and very delicious!

Unionist

6079_Smith_W wrote:

If a tofu turkey is called a tofurkey , what would you call a tofu duck?"

Daffy?

onlinediscountanvils

Michelle wrote:
Smith, you're reminding me of a delicious fake meat I had at a vegetarian restaurant in Kensington Market here in Toronto.  I have no idea how they did it, and I forget the name of the restaurant, but they had these delicious things made out of I don't know what (maybe TVP or some kind of dried tofu or something) that tasted a lot like very moist chicken or maybe duck.  It was yummy!

*in Dana Carvey's Church Lady voice* Could it be... [url=http://eartheasy.com/blog/2010/01/juicy-and-tender-seitan-is-quite-possi...

IMO, seitan is the most authentic fake meat out there. I've used it to make vegan ribs and fried chicken, and have also had some incredible meals made from it in veg restaurants.

6079_Smith_W

@ Michelle,

I have had similar fare at the Buddhist vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver, and you can get that - braised gluten - in a can in most oriental markets, and it is delicious. Or they usually have fresh gluten in a pail somewhere. I know someone who made it from scratch once. I have a hard time with the idea of washing a whole bag of wheat starch down the drain just to get a cup or so of protein.

And the one time we actually at a tofurkey it was delicious. The miso gravy far outdid the bird gravy that was on the table.

@ Unionist

Yes, that would probably be the answer for the CRTC.

*grin*

Maysie Maysie's picture

6079 wrote:
fresh gluten in a pail somewhere

Sounds like a great new name for a new vegetarian bistro in Toronto. I'll have my people get right on that. Wink

Michelle, I've been to that restaurant and I have to say, as a rabid carnivore, I loved that fake chicken drumstick! If I recall it was deep fried and served with sweet and sour dipping sauce. The "bone" was a small stick of sugar cane. It was damn delish.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Maysie wrote:

Michelle, I've been to that restaurant and I have to say, as a rabid carnivore, I loved that fake chicken drumstick! If I recall it was deep fried and served with sweet and sour dipping sauce. The "bone" was a small stick of sugar cane. It was damn delish.

Deep fried and sweet.  Good to know that vegan cooking can kill me just as well as more traditional cuisine.

Laughing

6079_Smith_W

And on that note:

http://evilcakehead.com/2012/12/30/raw-turkey-christmas-cake/

Thank you boingboing!

@ Maysie

Yup, most places I have seen it fresh it has been in a pail next to the fresh tofu in the same cooling rack where the greens are.

I think D H Lawrence mentioned something in one of his books about cider or beer being stored in a pail by the door.

Pork bones on the other hand?  There's one place in town here where they are just in a box at the end of one of the aisles. They go out once a week and aren't around long enough to get unsanitary.

 

 

Michelle

Best cake ever!

Maysie, yes, those are the ones!  And as kropotkin was saying, it ain't health food, that's for sure!  That's why I always shake my head at PETA's stupid, fatphobic campaigns.  You can maintain just as much fat being a vegan as an omnivore! :)

onlinediscountanvils, yes, I've had what is probably seitan at veggie Chinese restaurants and it's to die for.

pogge

oldgoat wrote:

Ok, I'm back.  We will not speak of this again.

Wanna bet?

(Happy New Year, all.)

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