"Oh dear nina. This sounds very like a report from the Iranian News Service and is quite, quite wrong. If it was some kind of revolt against poverty and injustice i might have had some sympathy and even cheered them on.Lias responded in "The Saloon" thread:
But this was simply the black drug gangs who run large parts of London suddenly realising that if enough of them went on the rampage in enough different locations they could not be stopped and their sheer audacity caught like a bush fire.
In many cases they went for poor Asian shopkeepers, they ransacked their own neighbours' houses and corner stores, they terrorised and robbed old people and torched their homes. In one terrible incident, when a group of Asian shopkeepers stood guard over their street, they simply drove a car into them, killing three of them. It was a mindless, causeless, drink-and-drug-fuelled rampage of insane greed. Incidentally the guy whose shooting started it all was a known gangster who was armed."
"What clever black gang members, to start a riot for no reason so they could steal candy from poor Asian shopkeepers. At least no Caucasians were killed. You can thank your White God for that at least."Saffy Pants replied:
"Think this is in the wrong thread Lias, but never mind. It is quite true that the trouble started when members of the black community gathered to protest at the death of Mark Duggan. Anger boiled, a window was smashed, chaos ensued, the police stood off, more windows were smashed, a shop was looted and suddenly it was all over the Blackberry group messaging net and the orgy started all over the country.On-topic discussion for no more than about a page and a half, including me mentioning what appears to me to be a personal policy change for Lias (I was later corrected, natch) and then Lias called out Tarzan:
I can't believe you are trying to justify what happened."
"Pathetic is YOU Tarzan. Your sad and desperate 'backchannel' thread only had 77 responses and 656 views in 6 days.
My thread has 112 replies and 732 views overnight.
Do better. Don't lash out at me because of your 'shortcomings'"Bunnie said:
"I have you all beat! The Naughty Thread(Pics, vids, etc. There will be nudity!)
And yah! Take that! I don't know how to tell views and all that, but I bet it kicks your threads asses! Plus you get nakedy goodness!
"Forum Feedback, while not naughty per se, and certainly not as popular as Bunnie's fabulously successful thread (128,391 views), has over 22,000 views. Just sayin'.
p.s.Lain (is Bams)' Standing invitation for SCMK-II and SLU People who have an axe to grind..... thread has over 50,000 views."
And from there, can you guess, yes, more talk about jealousy, mental health, necro-stalking, net nannying, obsession, passive-aggressiveness, post counts, reading comprehension, rude snark, trolling and emoticons...not so much about riots.
A forum stats thread was suggested.
Lain (is Bams) said:
"Only is we get kill points and the ability to collect the avatars of our victims on a trophy page.Bunnie said:
" Kinky banana says let's do it! (The thread idea, pervs.)"Lias said:
"Post counts are important."
"I was here first."Lias kept score, suggested badges and made a banner.
"I would like some nice shiny badges under my avatar picture to show off my accomplishments Nina."
And gave Jolene a time-out.
"Your time-out ends on August 20th.
Use that time to figure out how you can converse without name calling and trying to incite fights on a discussion forum."
Joshua was invoked. Again. Cristiano too. Again.
"Colleen, CaTo and Lee were fun tonight.
Jolene is on a time-out until she can pull her head out of Joshua's ass over at SLU."Jolene carried the message to Joshua over on SLU.
And then the muppet thread was maligned.
"I won't even click the 'Sesame Street Gay Marriage Petition' thread because it is stupid. Colleen should lose 500 post points just for starting the thread."I'm not making this up.
Kick defended the muppets and talked about his name-watching hobby.
I took one for the team.
Kick relived his angst over the Snowman competition.
And Mitch said this:
"I'm a fly in your ointment.... the sand in the crack of your ass at the beach... the ants at the picnic.... but go on.... keep pretending that I'm not here....."
Bunnie enjoyed the activities.