The Mega-Post is Dead


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8,394 thoughts on “The Mega-Post is Dead”

  1. Gruttings follks.
    Have received a command from the boss, his Holiness Moltz the J, that you are missing me. How come? My contributions were years ago and then CARS disappeared and so did I.
    Good to see Ace, BroMu and a few others still cracking on. Hope you can translate this as unable to afford to replace the Mac, this is being typed on Ubuntu.
    Long live Gravesend and was it you fishing that captured the beluga whale?

  2. Good to know it’s been a voluntary hiatus, Nxxx. My wish for you is that a new iMac Pro float gently down from the sky onto your desk.

  3. Hurrah! Great to hear from you, my friend. I second the iMac floatiness (for me also, clearly). And yes, we have indeed had another ‘whale incident’. You may recall we killed the last one. And Pocahontus. Apparently they take one look at Gravesend and keel over. Can’t think why . . .

  4. Nxxx: Ditto what Ace said. Or, to steal a line from Sallah: “My friend, I’m so pleased you’re not dead!” (Minor test of your movie knowledge.)

    John: Thank you. I owe you a beer the next time you’re in the Bay Area.

  5. Thanks guys but must confess to losing the keys and locations f the tunnels.

    Dead? Made 81, so might as well be, no longer able to cause a prisoner of war built prison to fly, so what use am I?

    As long as His Holiness is willing to bear the cost, will send the odd reply. Now having been up a half-hour, feeling tired so back to bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. “What use am I?”

    It’s a very good philosophical question, a point of departure I might take after I’ve answered other questions, such as “What shall I have for breakfast?”

    Nice to hear your voice, regardless.

  7. Am I the only person here that hasn’t been anonymised involuntarily?

    If so, what is my secret?

    All I know is that I am careful to type my pseudonym correctly.

  8. It doesn’t remember me anymore, Ace. Not unlike my wife.

    Oh no, I meant ‘acknowledge’ there.

    Particularly in public.

  9. Nxxx, you should know that we never refer to Gravesend at all. Certainly not in polite company (such as we clearly keep here). If absolutely necessary, the prefix ‘that utter shithole’ should always be applied . . .

    As I think I mentioned previously, there was a feeble move to rename it as ‘Gravesend Upon Thames’ a while back in an attempt to gentrify it. Until it was noticed that this, rather appositely, spelled ‘GUT’.

  10. The tourist wonders… “Surely it can’t be as bad as all that.” “There must be something to redeem it.”

    What would be the one best thing about Gravesend?

  11. The exit?

    No, that’s unfair.

    The A2 is similarly manky.

    When touring Europe, even Henry James described us as ‘simply too much’. So even The Master gave us a kicking. And that was back when we were a tourist hot-spot for London day-trippers. Lordy.

  12. BroMu,
    Would it be of any benefit if negotiations were started with Croydon Accessible Transport to arrange a daily visit by 16 Croydon female Old Age Pensioners discussing their various medical problems?

  13. Is there something magically British or Britishally magical about the number 16? It’s not a dozen, nor a baker’s dozen…

    (And I’ve apparently been forcefully anonymized again.)

    Steve G.

  14. What prompted your question, Anonymous Steve?

    Sixteen is sweet, and two to the fourth power, but what is the peculiarly British angle?

  15. It’s Nxxx’s 16 OAPs in the previous post, Ace. Either that or Steve has just turned Sweet Sixteen. I don’t know which is more unsettling.

  16. The query was about the 16 OAPs. I would assume that a smaller number would achieve a similar result.

    And for the record, such that it is, I wouldst be sweet sixteen times three.

    Steve G.

  17. Well that makes no sense to me. But then I am log base seven of 8.8124×10^43 (or possibly the other-way-roundy-correct-way-of-saying-it-that-no-bugger-ever-uses).

  18. I was the root of All Evil for most of the 1990’s.

    And that was even with Stock, Aitken and Waterman still around.

  19. I was Lardy Spice.

    It was a hard sell.

    Surprisingly so, given how popular the look has become of late.

    Clearly just ahead of my time.

  20. Just checking in, mainly to let our Cousins know that we survived the latest “election apocalypse,” at least in theory. Check back in two years on that front.

  21. We conducted a test to see whether electronic voting machines could arbitrarily change voters’ selections to favor a particular political party, and to see if closing polling places in areas where people of an inconvenient color live could dissuade some of them from voting.

  22. I hasn’t yet devolved to Oprah-style: You get a seat in Congress! And you get a seat in Congress!

    Though when the autocracy finally comes, I’m thinking The Purge is more likely…

  23. I had a Purge earlier and, to be honest, I’m not sure it was a basis for stable government. Despite resembling something more normally found in a stable.

  24. Is there a word, any word, which only has one meaning around here?

    I admit that I do this to myself, without thinking about it or realizing it, until one of y’all manage to twist my words (often with hilarious effect). Cunning linguists, indeed.

  25. They may be twangy, but they were tasty in the stuffing yesterday.

    Happy excessive shopping day to all!

    Steve G (being anonymized yet again)

  26. You did get it right. Thanks.

    Now we should wish for you a happy, uh, St Andrews Day?

    Wait, you’re Welsh. How about Boxing Day, far in advance? What day is best for a vegetarian to roast a tofurkey?

  27. BroMu,
    Good news about Gravesend.

    The Manchester Team that appeared in last night’s University Challenge, contained a Mr. Hansen who proudly proclaimed that he was from Gravesend.

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