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Postby orald » 02 Jun 2008 12:34

GamePlayer wrote:HAHAHAAHAHA! That is so low brow, but so damn funny :)

It'll be scarry if he's a 300 pounder named Bubba though. :?
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Postby GamePlayer » 02 Jun 2008 12:46

Good thing it's the internet, where everyone is ten feet tall and bulletproof :) :lol:

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Postby Pardot Kynes » 02 Jun 2008 13:24

Or 3 feet tall and hard to hit :P
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Postby orald » 02 Jun 2008 15:55

Of course I'm eight feet tall in RL, dont'cha know? :wink:

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Postby SandChigger » 02 Jun 2008 16:47

orald wrote:Of course I'm eight feet tall in RL, dont'cha know? :wink:

And hung like a horse and ...

Yeah, yeah, we know. :roll:
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Postby Illogical Banana » 02 Jun 2008 16:57

SandChigger wrote:Semi intelligent...not exactly the most complimentary thing you could have written. ;)


I generally dislike people until I get to know them, so I'm not too quick to hand out compliments. Also, it's tough to evaluate the people over there, one post they seem like an intelligent person, then the next they seem, er, not so.
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Postby SandChigger » 02 Jun 2008 17:46

I think it's something in the atmosphere over there.

The major component of which is a neurotoxin, created from an essence of brain-deadening mediocrity. It serves to mask the smell of unquenchable greed, the sweaty stink of desperation, and the pure sweet reek of fermenting bullshit.
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Postby Tleszer » 02 Jun 2008 19:32

SandChigger wrote:I think it's something in the atmosphere over there.

The major component of which is a neurotoxin, created from an essence of brain-deadening mediocrity. It serves to mask the smell of unquenchable greed, the sweaty stink of desperation, and the pure sweet reek of fermenting bullshit.


Thanks for clarifying Chig. For a moment I suspected Jaspers, which still makes absolutely no sense, unless one considers both Jaspers and the neurotoxin to be fungus-related.
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Postby chanilover » 03 Jun 2008 01:59

orald wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:HAHAHAAHAHA! That is so low brow, but so damn funny :)

It'll be scarry if he's a 300 pounder named Bubba though. :?


The truth is even more disturbing. He's 12.
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Postby orald » 03 Jun 2008 06:14

Oh, just my thing! :D

*sharpens knife*

Well, I don't pry into your sexual habbits, you don't pry into mine! :o




Stick them with the pointy end.
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Postby Pardot Kynes » 03 Jun 2008 10:09

Double points for the ASoIAF reference.
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Postby chanilover » 03 Jun 2008 12:15

orald wrote:Oh, just my thing! :D

*sharpens knife*

Well, I don't pry into your sexual habbits,



Maybe not for the past week or so, no.
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Postby orald » 03 Jun 2008 13:11

Pardot Kynes wrote:Double points for the ASoIAF reference.

*Stale virtual cookey*
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BOB IS BACK!!!

Postby SandChigger » 03 Jun 2008 18:37

Hey, have you noticed that Webdud is back and flogging signed copies of Pail of Dung? I hadn't bothered going to look at his page since he first announced it a while back, but I noticed that CRAZY MARTIAN BOB IS BACK (and still whack, babbling about his collectibles) and he wrote something about $75.00, so I went and had a look and found this:

Paul of Dune
by Brian Herbert and Kevin. J. Anderson

Hardcover: 512 pages
New Price: $75.00
Note: Signed by Herbert, Anderson, and artist Youll
Note: Only 25 available!


http://www.signedpage.com/authors/dune-paul.html

Webdud is kidding, right? WhoTF would pay that much for a pile of dung that two hacks and a fairly good artist with bad taste in friends have dabbled their names into?

And I though Bob was crazy! :roll:
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Postby Omphalos » 03 Jun 2008 19:22

Did you see Bob was back too, lamenting that he could not enrich Web Druid? I wonder how one goes about autographing a turd? With a special stylus, I would imagine.

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Postby SandChigger » 03 Jun 2008 21:03

Yeah, that's the post I was talking about.

Ah, good ole Bob. Crazy as a fooking loon.

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I discovered on his site where Hyppo had actually submitted some names to him for Cydonia features. She's such a trooper for the cause, ain't she?

* * * BeginEdit: actually, this is pretty funny:

Hypatia from the official DUNE BBS names
but no specific locations on map so I used
as appropriate:
he/she started suggesting 9-15-07

Don't feel bad, Bob...you're probably not the first (or last) to get confused on that one. :D

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Anyway, I wonder how they divide up that obscene price Webdud is charging for the signed books.

Kevin and Stephen probably use some kind of utensil, but I imagine they just let Brian play in it. :wink:
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Re: BOB IS BACK!!!

Postby Omphalos » 03 Jun 2008 22:14

bryanvdk wrote:
SandChigger wrote:
Paul of Dune
by Brian Herbert and Kevin. J. Anderson

Hardcover: 512 pages
New Price: $75.00
Note: Signed by Herbert, Anderson, and artist Youll
Note: Only 25 available!


http://www.signedpage.com/authors/dune-paul.html

WhoTF would pay that much for a pile of dung that two hacks and a fairly good artist with bad taste in friends have dabbled their names into?

And I though Bob was crazy! :roll:



they make it seem like they are selling 25 of them to make them such great collectibles.... when in actuality it's because that's about as many interested parties they'd be able to find for a pile of shit like this


Don't fool yourself bvdk. There are dipshits all over the place, and thanks to marketing and the internet, they are all buying books nowadays. Its places like this that preserve the Herbert Brain Trust as it should be preserved. But lets not fool ourselves: The numbskulls are at the gates.

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Postby SandChigger » 03 Jun 2008 22:20

What I don't get is why he thinks anyone is going to think this one is going to be worth that. I don't remember what kind of "deal" he had last year for Sadworms (I noticed that you continue to be bad over on WP, btw), but I could almost understand it if he did something similar then, with that book being flogged off, as it was, as THE LAST IN THE SERIES...CHRONOLOGICALLY! But this stinker? Who cares?

I guess we can watch the page and see if the number of copies available slowly goes down. ;)

Please contact Shawn with any questions you may have about this book and signing!

"Dear Shawn: are you as big a pratt in real life as you seem to be online as Webdruid?" :roll:

Remember, it was most likely this ass or someone like him who complained to Brahn and Kevin at a book signing and caused the temporary sphincter clenching over on DN. :twisted:

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Thanx to Jdub for all the fine 3D anaglyph work he's done through the years and has given me the impetus to get off my butt crack down and learn what tools I need, work with them and try to "master" them. My first 3D Anaglyphs...of Cydonia of course.

I figure it's a priming effect caused by his mention of the "fluff in the cleft" there, but I can't help reading that as Analgraphs. :shock:

If you're bored (as I obviously am again today), you really should check out his site:

http://www.commonsensecentral.net/

The Smoking Pyramid page is particularly choice. Maybe it's just me, but I can't see anything in ANY of those pix. (I suspect that what has really been smoking is Bob. ;) )
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Jun 2008 23:29

Who's being bad on WP? I learned my lesson. Now I waste all my time searching for sources.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Jun 2008 00:59

$75 is outrageous, especially when you consider than authors like Orson Scott Card sell their signed books from their site at cover price. Or, if an author toursm you can often pick up signed books in their wake.

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Postby SandChigger » 04 Jun 2008 02:21

(The WP comment was aimed at Baraka Bryan. He been bad last night. :wink: )

The more I think about it, I really don't get this at all.

There are only 25 copies, so that's just $1,875.00. About $500 a head if all four are getting a taste...less than that after you take away the price of the books.

I checked the webpage again to make sure they're not donating the proceeds to charity or something like that. Didn't see anything.

Another mystery wrapped in an enigma? :roll:
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Postby trang » 04 Jun 2008 14:31

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qsort ... rt&first=1

Maybe they have delusions that their signed copies might one day command these type of prices, specifically look at numbers 37, 38, 46, 47!!

I like the one that was signed and sent to Vincent Price (some folks might not know who he is) back stories on books like that are priceless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_price

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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jun 2008 14:43

Maybe when they're dead... Orald?
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Postby orald » 04 Jun 2008 14:55

Oh, IDK, I have such a busy schedule of late, what with Billary, Osama, Olmert and all... :wink:
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Postby chanilover » 05 Jun 2008 02:38

What a bargain. I might buy one, who knows, this time next year it mght be worth as much as five quid!
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