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Hmph.  $60 for a 26lb.

kettlebell.

Damn.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 10:53pm
I have to go ask my girlfriend if I can buy one. She'll say yes.  But damn.  I really wanted my all of my allowance for books and some new summer clothes.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 10:58pm
eBay?  Craiglist?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 11th, 2007 10:58pm
nuthin in my area on Craigslist, and eBay--well, it looks like somehow people decided kettlebell=good and every one I can lift has a bid on it or it is 3 days away.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:01pm
Being a brainless sheep is expensive.

:-)
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 11th, 2007 11:06pm
Put 26 lb of books and clothes in a big holdall and call it a kettlebell.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 11:10pm
Comrade, only real men need attempt the way of the kettlebell.
Permalink Send private email Pavel 
July 11th, 2007 11:10pm
"Put 26 lb of books and clothes in a big holdall and call it a kettlebell."

I'm not doing this because it is a fad. 

I can probably out-run and out-bench you already anyway, weakling. So your opinion is MEANINGLESS you noodle-neck.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:12pm
>I can probably out-run and out-bench you already anyway, weakling.

I can keep a handle on my emotions and apply logical thought to situations instead of knee-jerking my way through life.

I prefer my particular strength to yours.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 11th, 2007 11:14pm
Your hatred is unbecoming. Why are you so nasty towards me?
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 11:16pm
Because I read everything you had to say on your "private" conversation and your hate for me, though not advertised here, is apparent.

So all the control in the world, behind closed doors is what I despise.

It is also the thing that reminds me why certain kinds of people can be so gross.

I grew up in an open environment where people discuss their feelings openly.

In the corporate world, you learn to hide your feelings and discuss them in secret because that is the way of the man.

You represent everything I hate.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:20pm
"I prefer my particular strength to yours."

Yeah.  Okay.  LOL.

You are in a group of the most emotionally open men I "know".

Save it.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:21pm
If you don't want me to discuss my feelings openly, you don't want me here.



Because I'm not going to be here if i have to act/write/talk the same way I do in real life.

Simple as that.

Go ahead.  Keep pressing the button.

It was fun today.  But it won't be fun when I'm gone.

Unless you guys can manage to entertain yourselves.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:22pm
Which reminds me:  you of a certain ilk always pride yourselves in your ability to keep your cards close.

I don't see any particular value in that.

IT IS BORING.

Or didn't you notice.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:24pm
That's really funny sharkfish, because I made almost no posts in the (long) conversation you refer to. In that conversation pretty much everyone was on your side too until you stormed out and slammed the door behind you. You were popular. Did you know that?
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 11:26pm
You're lorbing out!
Permalink hello. 
July 11th, 2007 11:27pm
"You were popular. Did you know that?"


...but now you are dead to us.  you have violated the repeatedly* spoken rules of blah and now we have no sharky.

hey, bon, its over dude.  someone has shown her the transcripts.  you know this, so the only possible reason you can possibly be denying what you said is to try and make her look bad.
...and, thanks to the rules of blah, everyone else on there is going to approve of your doing so and remain quiet.

integrity anyone?




* as in, spoken of over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over ...<snip>....again.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 12:27am
>>> ...and, thanks to the rules of blah, everyone else on there is going to approve of your doing so and remain quiet.

Well, if she's got the transcript, she could share it...

It doesn't require knowing exactly what happened, I think the whole business of a private inner-circle forum is obviously stupid, it's bound to cause a problem.  It happens to have been sharky, but it was inevitible that it would happen to someone.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 12th, 2007 1:39am
"That's really funny sharkfish, because I made almost no posts in the (long) conversation you refer to."

I don't remember bon saying much.  I suppose he threw in a nay vote at the time, nothing remarkable/memorable.  I didn't read them twice, skimmed.  I think he threw in a harsh sentence, matter-of-fact like, and Shark singled him out in retaliation. 

"Because I'm not going to be here if i have to act/write/talk the same way I do in real life."

That's f*cked-up.  So you can be a faker in real-life, and meanwhile treat people you meet on this message-board like crap.  nice.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 2:01am
Okay, actually it's just creepy.  Probably why I gravitated to other boards.  Theres a palpable difference between crazy and creepy for me, and this board can go either way at times, but more often than not it's good-natured fun that wins out.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 2:16am
people are both creepy and crazy at different times.  its no surprise that an open forum like CoT can also range between them.

...especially once composed primarily of psychopaths...


"So you can be a faker in real-life, and meanwhile treat people you meet on this message-board like crap.  nice."

huh?  who, exactly, has sharky treated like crap?

The occasional outburst aside, generally she is very pleasant and full of enthusiasms.  its one of the reasons I rather like her.
...and in most cases the outbursts are triggered intentionally by trolls...

I certainly cannot remember her singleing(sp?) anyone out?
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 2:22am
"I grew up in an open environment where people discuss their feelings openly.

In the corporate world, you learn to hide your feelings and discuss them in secret because that is the way of the man.

You represent everything I hate."

This makes zero sense to me, in realistic terms, other than you still being peeved over Blah.  Gosh, you have this so built-up in your mind that you are missing something there.  Other than giving AP computer repair advice in one post, I think I've managed only a couple sentences there in the past few weeks.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 2:31am
"Because I'm not going to be here if i have to act/write/talk the same way I do in real life."

I think many people are like that.

It's just, you know, our genuine behaviors and expectations are different and sometime contradictary.

Sharkfish don't want to hide her feelings here as in real life.

I don't want to hide my opinions as in real life.

Some don't want to be called moron or teased mercilessly just because stating some opinions as in real life.

Some want to let out their true opinions about, say conservative christians, because in real life doing so his wife would be hurt.

Frankly, what can be done about that?
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 12th, 2007 2:37am
I should say I speak openly because there's very little time for others to listen to me in any case, and certainly not any extra time for politics, and immature-courting complications that thereby ensue.

To WSV, that's very sweet.  Personally, I'm usually under the impression that Sharkfish spends more time making messes than cleaning them up.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 2:47am
Sharky, I totally love your personality! Too bad it causes you to storm off in anger every now and then. It is more boring without you, you got that right. 

You're the best racist, sexist, paranoid, oversensitive, irrational bitch I know and I totally love you for it.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 12th, 2007 2:52am
That's great, but I also suppose that some hitting someone and then the hitter leaving leaves a void of excitement in it's wake.  A shouter a void of silence in it's wake.  Funny, the silence had originally been thought of as lovely, and peaceful.

This is just a general statement, being more specific than that is not necessary. 

Create, don't react.  :-)
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 3:05am
There is a time to create, there is a time to react...
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 12th, 2007 3:08am
"I'm usually under the impression that Sharkfish spends more time making messes than cleaning them up."

?? _sharky_ ?  wtf are you talking about?

when was the last time she 'created a mess'?

she goes on rants sometimes, but so does everyone.

the whole _point_ of CoT is to allow us to go on rants sometimes.

again, what was the last 'mess' she created?
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 3:20am
"again, what was the last 'mess' she created?"

"hey, bon, its over dude.  someone has shown her the transcripts.  you know this, so the only possible reason you can possibly be denying what you said is to try and make her look bad.
...and, thanks to the rules of blah, everyone else on there is going to approve of your doing so and remain quiet.

integrity anyone?"

She has this secret thing against bon now, so secret that you are just pulling this out of the air.  By your speech, you didn't see what bon said about her, so you are acting like kindling for her spark.  You only posted an hour after her last post.  It doesn't seem unreasonable that she would have had time to check up on what was started and correct any follow-ups.

In the mere span of four minutes 8:20-8:24 p.m., she managed to throw in no less than four heated posts and didn't come back with a fire-extinguisher.  I rest my case.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 3:32am
"I can keep a handle on my emotions"

*snort* *giggle*
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 12th, 2007 3:35am
The only one who can clear it is bon.

Bon could copy here what he wrote and everyone can be the judge.

If sharkfish does it, you'll accuse her of exposing secrets.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 12th, 2007 3:41am
"She has this secret thing against bon now,"


?? _thats_ a 'mess'?  what the fuck are you talking about?

"so secret that you are just pulling this out of the air.  By your speech, you didn't see what bon said about her, "

no shit.  surprisingly enough I dont belong to blah.

"so you are acting like kindling for her spark."

NO!  oh, wait.  yes I am.  oops.

"You only posted an hour after her last post.  It doesn't seem unreasonable that she would have had time to check up on what was started and correct any follow-ups."

does she have access to the transcript or was she simply given an incorrect account of what was said?

cause, as I understand it, she wasn't privy to the conversation under discussion.

so maybe you should ask her who is telling her what was said.

"In the mere span of four minutes 8:20-8:24 p.m., she managed to throw in no less than four heated posts and didn't come back with a fire-extinguisher.  I rest my case."

right, so that proves that she goes on rants.  well spotted!

but no actual messes have been created AFAICS. 

the worst you could really claim is that she may have hurt bons feelings.  except bon clearly doesn't like her _anyway_, so really who gives a shit?

mess?  what mess?  its just a rant.  no harm done.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 3:42am
She has the actual transcript, according to herself.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 3:53am
"Bon could copy here what he wrote and everyone can be the judge.

If sharkfish does it, you'll accuse her of exposing secrets."

Either way, you can't do it in the context of what everyone was saying at that time w/o violating the intended privacy of everyone involved.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 3:56am
Is bon "guilty", whatever that means, until proven innocent?
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 3:59am
Man, there is so much dysfunction on this board, I just want to run, run Forrest!  lol.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 4:00am
No, Bon wrote his opinion and therefore he can copy it whether he wants.

Espcially if it's only one comment.
Permalink Rick Zeng 
July 12th, 2007 4:02am
"Is bon "guilty", whatever that means, until proven innocent?"

of course he is.  sharky in my experience usually has a reason for the things she says.  there is usually a spark that she transmutes into a bonfire.

it takes a special kind of freaking jackass to carry out clandestine discussions on exclusive forums and then whinge about the deep unfairness of people believing the worse of them.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 4:10am
Okay, at least your crafted attack is funny.

I'm not going to read anymore of Shark's posts.  I guess you could call that a win-win for both of us.  Why I continue to be surprised at the vitriol, I don't know, but I also know that it doesn't qualify as a "good rant", which tells me I don't belong here, if that is true.

http://crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=20404&Posts=7

When I read things like "you know you suck" at the end of a post, all I know is that I don't know why I'm bothering to read what that person is saying.  The whole thing strikes me as a speech about as general/non-specific as a speech from a dictator.  There is some sort of psychologically titillating appeal to begin, and then the doors are swiftly closed at the end.  Ask her what her bachelor's degree is in, if you are so curious about her.

I'm done with this board.  Good luck guys - everyone.  And I sincerely mean that as in I have better things to do with my time, and I know you do to.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 5:01am
"I'm not going to read anymore of Shark's posts."

Im sure she will be heart broken.  but seriously, thats a good decision.  if you dont like her posts, I entirely agree not reading them is a smart move.


"I also know that it doesn't qualify as a "good rant", which tells me I don't belong here, if that is true. "

? I didn't call it a 'good rant'.  I called it 'just a rant' which is somewhat more of an observation than a judgment.


"I'm done with this board.  Good luck guys - everyone.  And I sincerely mean that as in I have better things to do with my time, and I know you do to."

from the POV of CoT thats a real shame LorB, youve been around for a long time and Ive really respected* and rather liked you.

you are, of course, quite right.  we all have better things to do.

Im glad for your sake to hear you are going to start getting them done :)


* although not always understood
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 12th, 2007 5:35am
you all need to engage your information filters a little more.

there is a lot of info out there. some of it is useful and profitable, some is pure crap. if you can't learn not to be upset or distracted by the crap, you won't profit from the other stuff. of which there is plenty.

why would you give a fuck about the inane rants of people you've never even seen anyway?
Permalink $-- 
July 12th, 2007 5:52am
LorB, my vitriol as you call it is not directed at you.

There are a handful of people who choose to attack me and I attack back. It really is that simple.  You really don't have to get involved.

I agree, it is silly to a certain extent.  But bon vivant asked the question so I gave him the answer.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 12th, 2007 11:02am
Sorry for getting involved in other people's discussions.

Honestly, I was just thinking this board needs a breath of fresh air from time to time because new people don't join, or the new ones just fit in too well!  hehe.

It's funny, this board is like a sounding board, isn't it?  I think I'll just ignore anything that sounds too weird.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 1:40pm
Thanks for that WSV, and for the explanation, Sharkfish.

"Im glad for your sake to hear you are going to start getting them done :)"

Yep, time to start getting some cool things done.  :-)
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 12th, 2007 2:01pm

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