09 Sep 05The Mega-Post is Dead


You should be able to view it again, but Masako had to shut off the comments at…


She had to delete one spam comment to get it viewable again (link).

Please, let’s hear a big round of applause for all of you who posted in the Mega-Post and kept it alive for a year and four months. Please use this comment thread to post your fondest memories of the post with the most…

the Mega-Post.

7,686 Responses to “The Mega-Post is Dead”

  1. Brother Mugga says:

    You’ve clearly never met any Cheltenham Ladies College ladies, Nxxx.

    Nor can Ace or Steve, come to think of it.

    They’re more like Plague, Famine (good god yes, Famine), Pestilence and Death (pronounced ‘Dee-ath’ as a family tradition).

  2. Ace Deuce says:

    I thought he said her name was Intelligence, but I may have heard it wrong. It could have been Incontinence, as the others in the room called her Connie.

  3. Steve G. says:

    To borrow a movie line from Cary Grant: “The Four Horsemen now have a riding companion.”

  4. Ace Deuce says:

    Death called in sick, but Death’s horse Binky is hot to trot.

  5. Brother Mugga says:

    What I want to know is who the hell saddles the horses? Trying selling yourself in the future with that on your CV.

  6. Ace Deuce says:

    On the one hand, I hate to see all the spam comments that come in to this site. On the other hand, they sometimes lead me to an article I have forgotten about, which I then read, and which gives me the chuckles. On the gripping hand, once I get the chuckles, I have to make another trip to the clinic.

  7. Brother Mugga says:

    I hesitate to ask what your hand’s gripping, having been led to an ‘article’ you’d forgotten about. But, as you can see – and in the true tradition of the Giga-Post – I didn’t hesitate long.

  8. Ace Deuce says:

    Did I make an obscure reference to the Niven/Pournelle novel The Mote in God’s Eye, which features an alien civilization whose asymmetrical people each have three hands, and refer to the third hand as the gripping hand? Why, I supposed that is the case.

    I believe the lesson we’ve learned here on the Giga-Post is that all roads lead to the gutter.

  9. Brother Mugga says:

    Which is why we keep returning, of course.

    You can’t get this kind of quality filth just anywhere.

  10. Steve G. says:

    At least not for free anymore.

  11. Nxxx says:

    Sorry to be absent, waddya meen, we woz glad but suffering broadband problems. Finally, when each byte was being delivered by a man with a cleft stick, the suppliers sent round a REAL ENGINEER. It works and can now cope with three words a minute which is faster than my typing and my lip movements as my finger moves across the screen.

  12. Brother Mugga says:

    Personally I miss the good olde Days of problem free Analogue Communication. Like semaphore. And whistling.

  13. Steve G. says:

    And signal fires.

  14. Ace Deuce says:

    I regret that I never learned sign language, because I get the sense that all these hand gestures that people direct toward me might carry admonitions that it would be healthy for me to heed. Consequently I just walk a little faster…

  15. Nxxx says:

    Windows 10 “Creator’s Update” became generally available in Holy Week.

    Micro$oft DO have a sense of humour.

  16. Brother Mugga says:

    I’ve always said Gates was a total giggle. In so many ways.

  17. Nxxx says:

    Is that a reference to our gig economy?

  18. Steve G. says:

    Either way, it seems to have worked out well financially for him.

  19. Ace Deuce says:

    Revenge of the nerd. I believe he’s done much more good after leaving Microsoft than before. Wait, am I making serious comments now? Time to get my head examined…

  20. Brother Mugga says:

    Ace, what were you thinking? Now the Giga-Post is spoiled and we’re going to have to start it all again.

  21. Steve G. says:

    BroMu, I’m not certain I have 11.5 years to spare to help redo the comments.

  22. Brother Mugga says:

    Well that’s just not good enough, my fray-fingered friend. Man up (or whatever it is that our residence on this post so clearly identifies us to be). Get with the programme. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. [Insert 1980s cliched aphorism here.]

    Let’s take a vote. Hands up . . . who feels Steve should be more fully committed? Certainly to the extent that he’s unable to put *his* hand up, anyway.

  23. Ace Deuce says:

    (hand up) I feel Steve should be committed. This is an intervention, right? Not sure which institution, though. We’re full up where I’m being held.

  24. Steve G. says:

    [muffled screams of protest]

  25. Steve G. says:

    *muffled screams of protest*

  26. Brother Mugga says:

    ‘No objection from Steve’.

    Log that, Shipmate Deuce. Er, I mean Ace. Just Ace.

    Now, if Nxxx votes ‘Aye’ I can start looking out my old ‘Operation’ boardgame in preparation for a bit of hot ECT action. I’m sure Steve’s head will fit in the hole if we stamp on it for a while.

  27. Ace Deuce says:

    Do we have a quorum?” Someone told me that a quorum is necessary when this type of vote is done. I don’t have my copy of Robert’s Rules of Order since Robert asked me to return it.

  28. Nxxx says:


    It is a Quorate. surely.

    Mind you as pudding over ip has failed, shall we send out for a meal?

  29. Brother Mugga says:

    I had a quorum last week but the doctor lanced it. I haven’t looked underneath the bandage yet, but should I be worried about the fluorescent green ooze seeping out round the edges?

  30. Steve G. says:

    BroMu, that would depend on what “normal” is for you. Do you suddenly have an unnatural craving for pizza and a desire to live in a sewer?

  31. Brother Mugga says:

    Er . . . but surely that’s all perfectly natural? Although, if not, that might explain why my parties tend to be sparsely attended.

    I may need to come out of my shell more.

  32. Ace Deuce says:

    There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with sewers: they do perform an essential societal function. In fact, CARS’ own Masako Yamamoto spent many years wading through sewers while playing the Marathon series on her Mac. Well, virtually…

  33. Nxxx says:

    Is this a UK thing?

    I want to live in a pizza and eat a sewer, well it is better than my cooking.

  34. Ace Deuce says:


  35. Nxxx says:

    Is it catching?

  36. Ace Deuce says:

    It’s just a car show discount coupon infection, apparently.

  37. Nxxx says:

    Is that American for pudding over ip?

  38. Brother Mugga says:

    I think I might slip ‘the place else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect method of writing’ into my next presentation. Because what the place else could I get that kind of perfect method of writing.

  39. Ace Deuce says:

    Our friend “la car show discount coupons” apparently took advantage of the famous guide _English_As_She_Is_Spoke_, written by Pedro Carolino. We all might benefit if every writer “took a leaf from that book,” since it would disappear in short order.

  40. Brother Mugga says:

    It’s certainly been burning a hole in our local library, Ace. But they didn’t catch me, so I think I got away with it.

  41. Brother Mugga says:

    Oh hello. I think we might be able to arrange a date between Miss Strips and La Coupons. They seem to have a shared interest in spam, so the local cafe looks a good bet.

  42. Ace Deuce says:

    We have the best meet-ups here at the Giga-Post.

  43. Brother Mugga says:

    Oh yes. We’re like a classy version of Tinder.

    If such a thing can be conceived.

  44. Ace Deuce says:

    Content? Oh, sure. You just wait. We believe something big is in the works. Moltz is just momentarily distracted. Even Harper Lee got around to releasing more work after a hiatus.

  45. Brother Mugga says:

    I think that’s what Moltz is going for Ace: that whole ‘reclusive genius’ vibe. I tried that for a while but no one really noticed. That’s why I come here now. For that ‘partying with the in-crowd” vibe.

  46. Ace Deuce says:

    It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere today. I’d like to wish all of you that live well above sea level a happy solstice. Those who live “on the edge,” I wish you luck with the melting ice caps and heat waves.

  47. Steve G. says:

    I’m far enough inland to be somewhat safe. A bit closer now to a roundish building of some fruit company…

  48. Brother Mugga says:

    Hang on, we jumped.

    Steve more so than others, it would appear.

    All the better to stalk little Timmy Cook.

  49. Steve G. says:

    Unless I become part of the foliage that surrounds the site, not gonna happen. Can’t see much from street level because of the trees and, you know, driving at least 35 MPH.

  50. Ace Deuce says:

    There’s a drone for that.

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