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gorbie
01-22-2002, 02:26 PM
Greetings friends and strangers,

I haven't been posting here much, but since I'm bored at work I decided I'd come and play here. Problem is people are always walking around behind me, and if I'm going to be playing on the web it needs to be something that isn't so ostentatious that it catches their eye. So you can imagine my unpleasant reaction when I surfed my way here and saw that everything is... PINK. Why PINK? Has it always been PINK? I registered here quite a while ago and just never got around to posting, but I don't remember it being PINK. How can I covertly post messages here while at work if the page is bright PINK!? :mad:

RappScallion
01-22-2002, 03:02 PM
How about a Sierra-style boss key (or boss link) here on Mojo Forums? ;)

elTee
01-22-2002, 04:37 PM
I always thought it was trendy myself... you know, purples the colour of royalty - AND THE LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY. Makes sense, you know.

Metallus
01-22-2002, 04:42 PM
Alt+tab = Freedom!

elTee
01-22-2002, 04:48 PM
For a second I stupidly did that, metallus, cos i thought it was some shortcut to a colour change. Ahem.
If you dont have another window open, like me just then, try [windows key]+D. or, [Alt]+[F4]. Or maybe, you could close your eyes. Or wear coloured glasses. Or even coloured contact lenses. Or fiddle with your monitors settings. Or if you were really bothered, you could download the whole site and then change the colours to your hearts content. Of course, if its on your hard-drive it won't get the new posts, like this one. So that'd be crap, wouldn't it.

elTee
01-22-2002, 04:49 PM
Ok, apology here. You were talking about the boss key, not the colours, weren't you all? Damn....

Lemon Head
01-23-2002, 06:43 AM
anyway, it ain't pink, it's purple - and what's more, it's a tasty purple, the kinda purple you'd have both your eyes scooped out for, the kind of purple you'd try to pick up in a bar but would end up going home with a sort of putrid green.

Darnn
01-23-2002, 09:23 AM
I saw a woman with purple pants on the bus today.
I came to the conlusion that I love purple, on pants in perticular.

Trapezoid
01-24-2002, 01:21 AM
Oh yeah, purple is reeeeal great! It's so great that it has Barney, Tinky Winky, and Bonzi Buddy to its name. :P

Lemon Head
01-24-2002, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by Trapezoid
It's so great that it has Barney, Tinky Winky, and Bonzi Buddy to its name. You just had to ruin that colour for me didn't you. I think I'm going to be ill. :barf:

MeddlingMonk
01-24-2002, 04:06 PM
Does 'one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater' help or not?

elTee
01-24-2002, 04:44 PM
Purple is pronounced 'poypol' by various sicilian-american gangster types. They also pronounce murder as 'moyder' and Alberquerke as 'albe-koyke'. Kinda cool.

Lemon Head
01-24-2002, 06:36 PM
Congratulations, Lucas Tones, on winning todays Most Exceptionally Random Post award.

elTee
01-25-2002, 04:16 AM
lol

Trapezoid
01-25-2002, 07:53 PM
Yeah, well, it's not as random as THIS:
http://www.cbhi.org/partners/arnold/Arnold_Book.gif

Top that. I dare ya.

Schmatz
01-25-2002, 09:47 PM
Oh, I would, but then I would most likely get banned...

Lemon Head
01-26-2002, 05:25 AM
Originally posted by Schmatz
Oh, I would, but then I would most likely get banned... Only if it was still to do with Arnold and kids.

elTee
01-26-2002, 04:48 PM
What, like "Kindergarten Kop"?

Lemon Head
01-27-2002, 07:49 PM
i was thinking a little more illegal actually

Yoha
01-27-2002, 07:56 PM
<sarcasm>

Like... Arnold and the kids STEALING something?

</sarcasm>

elTee
01-28-2002, 10:36 AM
Arnold in "Jiggle All the Way"? Kinda illegal.

Darnn
01-30-2002, 01:49 AM
Oh GAHD, I hate that movie. He gets a deer drunk, for heaven's sake!

elTee
01-30-2002, 09:29 AM
Hey - who hasn't?

Trapezoid
01-31-2002, 03:07 PM
Jingle All the Way?
I remember that movie. It had Phil Hartman.

And...
http://www.ci.redding.ca.us/convcenter/sinbad.jpg

Darnn
01-31-2002, 11:14 PM
I liked him in that cosby Show spinoff.
Somehow, that spinoff was much more humorous than the original Cosby Show, kinda like with Cheers! and Fraiser... Maybe it's because Bill Cosby wasn't in it.

elTee
02-01-2002, 02:38 PM
Hey! Cheers and Frasier are on a par. Sinbad was in this really bad film I saw in the holiday, with Dan Akroyd and that woman from '3rd Rock from the Sun'. It was about these aliens with cone heads. I only watched it cos Michael Richards was in it. (KRAMER!!)

Assassin
02-01-2002, 08:27 PM
That movie would be coneheads...and yes it did suck..but it had chris farley in it so it wasn't entirely bad

Meksilon
02-02-2002, 03:41 AM
I just read my way through this load of crap. What a waste of perfectly good time.

=mek=

Gabez
02-02-2002, 01:54 PM
We're sorry for wasting your time.

Lemon Head
02-02-2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Meksilon
I just read my way through this load of crap. What a waste of perfectly good time.

=mek= Good grief Mek, haven't you ever heard the phrase "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"?

If that's your opinion keep it to yourself, just don't go spouting random spam and then act all surprised when people tell you (in far more explicit terms than this) how...dissappointed they are with it.

You're really not doing yourself any favours.

Yoha
02-02-2002, 05:17 PM
It's like people complaining about radio stations. If you don't like what's there, turn the station instead of whining about it... if you dont like what's on the forums, find something else to occupy your time.

Darnn
02-03-2002, 12:43 AM
Oh, cut him some slack.
If any one of us had said that, those comments wouldn't be here.
He thinks it's a waste of time, let him.

Lemon Head
02-03-2002, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by Darnn
Oh, cut him some slack.
If any one of us had said that, those comments wouldn't be here.
He thinks it's a waste of time, let him. That's hardly fair darnn, i seem to be spending half my life thanking people for not making anti-mek posts. you're right, if anyone else had said that it probably wouldn't have generated this feedback.

But the fact that it is him and he has to keep his nose particularly clean if he wants to be another loved poster means that it's only fair to say that pointless and aggressive posts (even if it's not directed at any one person) will not make him more popular.

Darnn
02-04-2002, 12:53 AM
Fair enough.

elTee
02-04-2002, 05:32 PM
I get mad at those guys who write in to magazines saying "Why so many adverts?". These sad people count the number of adverts, then write a letter, and it even gets published. Its not like if the adverts aren't there then the space will be taken up by more articles. They aren't in a situation where "Well Bob, that fantastic article will have to be canned cos we need that page for the Shallow Hal ad". These people are so stupid. Ok, so they take all the ads out and whaddya got? a shorter magazine, with no handy ads telling you release dates of movies or games, or on offers at the big shops like Virgin. Plus, if there are any freebies - CD's or posters - they're gonna have to go cos theres no more money coming in. IDIOTS!!!!!!

Yoha
02-04-2002, 10:14 PM
This one time, in ad class....

We learned that 30% of magazines are actual articles/non-ad material.

Without ads, magazines couldn't exist... subscriptions to magazines and newspapers barely pay for the paper they're printed on.

raVen_image
02-04-2002, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Yoha
This one time, in ad class....

We learned that 30% of magazines are actual articles/non-ad material.
That 30% is in the more reputable magazines. I've seen some mags that contain less than 10% material... leaving the rest for advertisements. But we are talking page space here. It takes a lot of writing to fill a page ...a single ad will do the same.

You know what's sadder...these ads work. All of us claim that, "Advertisements don't work on me." ...but they really do, if only on a subconscious level.

All that money spent on advertisements is hardly ever wasted. :(

Trapezoid
02-05-2002, 12:27 PM
Up until a few months ago Mad Magazine had no ads at all.

Kylilin
02-05-2002, 12:35 PM
there are many conspiracies out there, but this one is really true -- advertisements rule the world!!!(insert evil chuckle here)

seriously, ALL television revenue is from what? advertisements, half the websites on the net are paid for through advertisements, as well as magazines, newspapers, and especially radio, actually, most mass media is paid for through advertisements.

scary huh?

Huz
02-05-2002, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Kylilin
there are many conspiracies out there, but this one is really true -- advertisements rule the world!!!(insert evil chuckle here)

seriously, ALL television revenue is from what? advertisements, half the websites on the net are paid for through advertisements, as well as magazines, newspapers, and especially radio, actually, most mass media is paid for through advertisements.

scary huh? This is why the BBC is the best thing ever.

I've never actually seen any letters complaining about ads, just stupid ads (eg. Amiga Format readers constantly complained about the dodgy chat line ads that started creeping in, and so did the writers). Nothing wrong with that really - it's like complaining about how Sky One totally disregard Enterprise's extremely obvious "put an ad break HERE" fade-to-blacks and just put them randomly in the middle of a scene or something. Because I do that all the time, as you might have guessed, and there's nothing wrong with it! :)

And then I could start about how they chop the edges off every widescreen programme ever and show them in 4:3, but I'm not going to, because that would be wandering dangerously off-topic! But maybe I could just mention it or something.

BTW, while I'm writing an overly long post about nothing in particular, can someone answer this? Is HBO totally advert free, or do they have ads between programmes?

Metallus
02-05-2002, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by Huz
BTW, while I'm writing an overly long post about nothing in particular, can someone answer this? Is HBO totally advert free, or do they have ads between programmes?

The only ads HBO runs are announcements about upcoming shows and stuff.

MrManager
02-05-2002, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by Huz

BTW, while I'm writing an overly long post about nothing in particular, can someone answer this? Is HBO totally advert free, or do they have ads between programmes?

I'm 99% sure that it's 100% ad free.

Yoha
02-05-2002, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by raVen_image

You know what's sadder...these ads work. All of us claim that, "Advertisements don't work on me." ...but they really do, if only on a subconscious level.

All that money spent on advertisements is hardly ever wasted. :(

I agree... and in that same class we learned that (and i'm quoting, sadly) "Advertising is to sell stuff to stupid people who buy what we're telling them... Cindy Crawford is wearing those jeans so if you buy them you'll look like that... no, I'm sorry honey, but if you buy those jeans your butt will STILL look big."