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What I've learned from the TiB

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Crown Royal, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Crown Royal

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    Just call me Topher

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    I thought I'd wax nostalgic here for a second given that this board is soon a full five years old, perhaps members could post share of the useful things in life they have learned directly from The Idiot Board over the years. Some of the many things I can attribute to this place include:

    - a better appreciation for food preparation and cooking. I've picked up countless tips and trade secrets on how to turn meat into something so much better than what it is.

    - a bottomless stockpile of craft beer/microbrew and cocktail recommendations.

    - I learned that just about anybody is capable of wildly "impure" thoughts and that get offended by said thoughts is for sheltered schmucks.

    - no matter what you know or how knowledgable you might be, discussing politics is fucking stupid and pointless.

    - Don't go to Los Angeles, because everybody who lives there is an asshole.

    Focus: What things have you learned from TiB (or RMMB if you've been around that long) have you learned that genuinely have helped you in life or given you a better understanding of things?
     
  2. bewildered

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    Thanks to black Jesus, I learned that for every fucked up thing you can conceive of, there is a .gif for it.

    Bumpity bump.
     
  3. Juice

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    Theres a lot of lurkers that frequent the board, that never contribute. Ever. And they all look like this:

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  4. Angel_1756

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    No matter what he SAYS the link is, Juice is always ACTUALLY linking to meatspin.
     
  5. shimmered

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    - That some people wipe standing up.

    - That every state has really really good breweries, and all you have to do is ask.

    - How to formulate arguments and points and stay on point with them. This place is better than any debate club I've ever seen.

    - That it doesn't matter if you have an unpopular opinion - if you own that opinion - and aren't a giant asshole with it.
     
  6. mya

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    that all the people on the internet don't look like this:

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    Unless you guys are all lying. You wouldn't lie to me, would you?
     
  7. lostalldoubt86

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    James Deen. I learned of James Deen on this board.
     
  8. Crown Royal

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    A pale shadow compared to one John Fitzgerald Page, esquire. What woman can resist a background extra for Jeff Foxworthy and dated a girl who once shot down Mystery in a bar? No woman. That's who.

    The RMMB and TiB introduced me to a treasure chest of unintentional, gold-plated comedy-- that being an assortment of insanely delusional individuals who almost seemed like fictional characters: Cloud Starchaser, Ryan Milliron, LovelyBarbie, Joey Porsche, Arthur Kade, Michael Crook, Erin Wotherspoon, RedHighHeels, etc. but JFP is the motherlode: the amount of lengths that guy went to make himself look like an asshole could be rounded off to infinity.

    Reading the tirades people unleashed on the likes of these folks made me appreciate Attack Humour and how wonderful it can be when the subject is so deserving.
     
  9. The Village Idiot

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    Porn Worthy, Bitches

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    I've learned internet patience.

    When I see a 'NSFW' link, depending upon who posted it, I will wait for comments regarding that link before I click on it.

    For instance, Nom is very high risk/high reward. Could be the hottest chick, could be infected balls. It's a crap shoot. I wait. Dixie? Hairpie, always hairpie. I wait. By 'wait' I mean til eternity. Juice, again, some good, some bad. Mostly bad at this point. Netdaddy? After the claymation Miss Piggy stuff (which I still can't unsee, so thanks for that, Net), I give it a good three hours and at least 4 credible witness comments.

    So I've learned internet Patience. Yay. I think.
     
  10. fleafly

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    From the countless number of times I've tried to post but couldn't get my thoughts in order I've learned that I'm not a good writer and not particularly funny on the internet.
     
  11. Parker

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    I've learned about Canadians and how different people in rural areas live.
     
  12. MobyDuk

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    But, did you know Los Angeles has more refugees from Canuckistan (legal and many not so legal) than any other metropolitan area in the western world?

    Or that the U.S. threw the war of 1812 on purpose?

    Read your history, eh.
     
  13. McSmallstuff

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    I've learned that attractive females outnumber black people on the internet. Were it not for pro sports and B.E.T I would swear we are going extinct.
     
  14. Revengeofthenerds

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    I've learned the things married men will do, if only you post your boobs in the boobie thread.
     
  15. Reifer

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    This place has proved that there are women on the internet and that apparently every one of them is stunning.

    I've also learned that there are so many different ways to look at a certain situation and that no matter what, there is a way to make fun of it. You guys have made me laugh to the point of tears on numerous occasions.
     
  16. shimmered

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    Same. I'm not clever, or funny, or creative, and the posts on this site reinforce those facts.