Social "Class" - Minority or Majority?

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Post by ronski » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:49 pm

Can we get a BORG ORG chart? Just cause I like how it sounds....

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Post by KellY » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:53 pm

I think you forgot some major ones:

Egomaniacal Artists

Firespinners

Wannabe Carnies

Rude DPW'ers

Creepy Massage Guys

Hot Women in Incredibly Sexy Outfits Who Won't Talk To Anyone

Pyrogoths

Compulsive Huggers
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Post by geekster » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:07 pm

Y'all forgot fucktards and asshats.
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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:05 pm

Conscious mind classifies: friend or foe, fresh or fetted, good or bad. If it's all the same to ya'll I'm gonna hook mine up to the electrodes on somebody's generator so I can short it out and

Shut the fuck up and have a fantastic burn!
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Post by Tiahaar » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:14 pm

Ranger Genius wrote: my favorite series/movie, Cowboy Bebop...
Awesome, that moves you way up on my "respected dude" chart!! Does it count that I know the opening theme jazz number (of the series) is called "Tank", and I'm humming it right now?

as for the geek chart....I'm a lowly furry....down at the bottom...
a furry into fantasy fiction, anime, and with the twisted mind of a MAD SCIENTIST (another great playa minority).
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Post by spectabillis » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:31 am

geekster wrote:Y'all forgot fucktards and asshats.
they always forget me, I never get to play any reindeer games.

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Post by AntiM » Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:04 am

What about Lord of the Rings fans, especially before it was LOTR? At one time, only tRekkies were geekier that that! Sigh, I'm old enough to remember hobbits and elves sans pointy ears, pre-Spock. Came this close to becoming a Ren Faire/ScA geek. I still have a cape and sword obsession. Just capes at first, I could wheedle mom into buying or sewing capes. Grey ones, like in the book.

I teethed on my brothers' science fiction collections. Literally. I even used to have an "I grok Spock" button.

Sadly, I also enjoy Stephen King. And wine with screw-on caps. And movies like Hard Rock Zombies. Although if I ever had to choose bewteen King and Ellison, King would be in the rubbish bin.

Does this make me an Old Order Geek? I'm convinced there have always been obsessive geeks who know alll sorts of arcane, useless trivia that no one cares about. Where do you think we got crap like chivalry? Can you imagine geeks in Ancient Rome?

Where is the line between geeks and nerds? A "cool" factor?

Hey, did anyone notice Comic Book Guy gave his Real Name during the post-SB Simpson's?

And what about RHPS? I was Magenta once. Or does that fall toward "freak"?

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Post by Jeff Albertson » Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:36 am

AntiM wrote:
Hey, did anyone notice Comic Book Guy gave his Real Name during the post-SB Simpson's?
itym (allegedly)
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Post by Badger » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:42 pm

Creepy Massage Guys
<skin crawling>
Compulsive Huggers
<where's my ammo?>
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Post by PurpleKoosh » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:40 pm

AntiM wrote:And what about RHPS? I was Magenta once. Or does that fall toward "freak"?
Only once? Bah. ;-) I haven't been with a cast regularly in more than a decade, and my costume is closer to screen-accurate now than it ever was.
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Post by chineseobelisk » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:00 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Can someone post a diagram please?Or at least a pie chart?
<http://www.deviantdesires.com/map/mappics/map81002gif>
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Post by chineseobelisk » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:02 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Can someone post a diagram please?Or at least a pie chart?
<http://www.deviantdesires.com/map/mappi ... 02gif>[url][/url]
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Post by chineseobelisk » Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:05 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Can someone post a diagram please?Or at least a pie chart?
<http://www.deviantdesires.com/map/mappics/map81002gif.

sorry....how do you get it to link?[/url][/code]
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Post by Tiahaar » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:17 pm

chineseobelisk wrote: sorry....how do you get it to link?
eek, this is a scary chart...perhaps I shouldn't but here it is:
on second thought, that thing is just too big...here's a live link:
fetish chart
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Post by Ranger Genius » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:51 am

Well, you've got to give her credit for thoroughness.
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ponyplay anyone?

Post by Tiahaar » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:00 am

That's certainly the truth. Clowns are in an appropriate spot even. Um...I am NOT a furvert!!! (mostly)
It is a perfect wallpaper; from a distance it looks like something important, heheh.
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I'm a rabbit in Doc Martens...or maybe Inuyasha?

Post by Tiahaar » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:24 am

oh hell, this chart is just too much fun...hope its worth the space to the rest of you: Image
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Post by chineseobelisk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:01 am

mostly I just liked the pretty colors.
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Post by chineseobelisk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:10 am

-besides...who knew I had a fetish? I dated this girl in high school who wore these wonderful angora sweaters... and now that I think about it... maybe that should be linked to plushies... there was this really cute bunny rabbit on the playa last year...
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Post by spectabillis » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:29 am

chineseobelisk wrote:-besides...who knew I had a fetish? I dated this girl in high school who wore these wonderful angora sweaters... and now that I think about it... maybe that should be linked to plushies... there was this really cute bunny rabbit on the playa last year...
*nervously looks for his teddybear*

hmmmm... there is this hole in Mr.Teddy's backside, and some of the stuffing is missing.

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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:40 am

Damn,

That shit looks complicated.

I think my head is about to explode. :shock:
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Post by robotland » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:18 am

It'd make a great mural for a club! Or t-shirt.
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:59 am

Or how about a camp where each day a dart is thrown, and that night everyone must adopt some form (or maybe an anti-form) of the fetish that is closest to where the dart lands....or to get a drink, you throw a dart and act out the fetish for 30 seconds or so....

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Post by Ranger Genius » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:44 am

That sounds fun. But just reading some of those things makes my skin crawl a little. I guess that's what makes it exciting.
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Post by robotland » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:38 am

I'm a little curious about "nose growth", under "Bodily Inflation". Paints a picture, to be sure.
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................WOW IS THAT THING HUGE!!!!..............

Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:37 pm

Tiahaar wrote: eek, this is a scary chart...on second thought, that thing is just too big...

Yeah, I get that a lot with my chart.


biggly,
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Post by Rob the Wop » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:51 pm

chineseobelisk wrote:-besides...who knew I had a fetish? I dated this girl in high school who wore these wonderful angora sweaters... and now that I think about it... maybe that should be linked to plushies... there was this really cute bunny rabbit on the playa last year...
I dated this wonderful girl in high school that always wore an angora fur coat. Well, she didn't actually go to the school, she lived near by on a farm. I think she was crippled, because she was always hunched over. Almost like she was walking on her hands and feet. And she had speech problems. She could only say one word- "bay". And she was always pronouncing it wrong. Ahhh memories.
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Post by chineseobelisk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:11 pm

oh rob...you slay me.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:41 am

chineseobelisk wrote:oh rob...you slay me.
He's a regular cereal killer.
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Post by ThePikey » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:55 am

So HE'S the guy who took an axe to poor Sugar Bear ...

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