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New business[edit]

Oddly enough, I don't actually have any new business. Don't get me wrong, I've always got something to say about anything. I just don't think that I've got the strength today. --Edgerunner76 14:34, 11 October 2007 (EDT)

I have new business, pay me a 400$ start up fee and I can show you how to make millions! - Icewedge 19:19, 11 October 2007 (EDT) (see also: scam)
Your views intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. (from The Simpsons) --Edgerunner76 07:24, 12 October 2007 (EDT)


January 20th, 2009[edit]

I've been giving this a great deal of thought lately. I, obviously, want to see a Democrat take the oath of office that day. But, I find myself looking forward (staying with the Democratic assumption) to the inaugural speech. I've never bothered before and only know the historical biggies (Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy). I, again obviously, find myself very excited with anticipation as to what will be said. On the other hand, things never work out as I am about to describe. Politics is replete with fake respect and platitudes.
I want to hear all about the restoration of the Constitution and civil liberties. I want to hear about the end of greed, torture, and corruption. I won't hear these things, tt least not the way I want to hear them said. Still, I find myself waiting for that day to arrive. --Edgerunner76 12:16, 12 October 2007 (EDT)

All things are fleeting[edit]

I heard that from the movie Patton. wp:George C. Scott/Patton mentions how when a conquering Roman general would be parading through the streets he would be followed by a slave who constantly whispers in his ear that "all glory is fleeting". I simply expanded it.
Now it might sound like a downer, but I take comfort in it. When I think to myself that "all things are fleeting" I know that the good times might not last forever, but neither will the bad.
It's quite literally true too. All things are fleeting. I credit this saying as one of my groundings in rationality. --Edgerunner76 12:16, 12 October 2007 (EDT)

That reminds me of a (rather long) story that my Chinese professors taught me. Which I think I'm going to put on my user page, rather than clutter your talk with. Researcher 14:57, 7 December 2007 (EST)

Thank you[edit]

I know this is coming in late, but thank you. And thanks to the guy with the unpronounceable name as well. I mean it. ThunderkatzHo! 15:32, 25 October 2007 (EDT)

You're welcome. I'm am quite committed to RW. --Edgerunner76 07:18, 26 October 2007 (EDT)

Edge : look. Any good to you? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 11:22, 5 November 2007 (EST)

That worked great! It'll help a lot. --Edgerunner76 12:15, 5 November 2007 (EST)

A little personal story[edit]

My father is both a born-again Christian and mentally ill (medically). Richard Dawkins (and I) would say that he is mentally ill twice over. The curious thing is the perspective that this has left me with since childhood. When these things were explained to me as a child, I understood them as a child. I connected the two things in a way that even Dawkins possibly hasn't. To me they were one-and-the-same.

To me, a born-again Christian was someone who was crazy and taking all of the medication that my father was taking. I saw them as CRAZY, mentally ill, whatever. The bond between the two in my mind was irreversible. I just sort of figured that there were an incredible number of mentally ill people in the world. Actually, I still believe that. I just realize that they aren't mentally ill in the same way my father is.

What I'm trying to get across is how fundamental this has become to me. They are inseparable. My kneejerk reaction to someone being (self- or otherwise)labeled a born-again Christian is to see a medically mentally ill person. --Edgerunner76 13:24, 10 December 2007 (EST)

Demotion[edit]

I just demoted you to sysop. I think we have found that a 1 hour block deters most vandals. Recurrences might need several hours or a day. We try to keep them short in general. You might want to practice on an innocent editor to see how the screens look. I believe you also now will have the ability to delete ("vaporize") unnecessary pages (mispelled titles, unneeded redirects, etc.). Congratulations! humanUser talk:Human 15:25, 12 December 2007 (EST)

Thanks. I hope to give the respect to sysopship that it requires. --Edgerunner76 16:27, 12 December 2007 (EST)
Congratulations.--Bobbing up 16:37, 12 December 2007 (EST)
My word! I'm not sure that I'd have chosen that particular user to test my powerz on.  :-) --Bobbing up 16:41, 12 December 2007 (EST)
And double condolences to you. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 16:42, 12 December 2007 (EST)
He's blocked me before. I think he's a big enough boy to take it. --Edgerunner76 16:43, 12 December 2007 (EST)

"You might want to practice on an innocent editor" he said... Editor at CP 16:55, 12 December 2007 (EST)

Vandal?[edit]

What makes you think i am a vandal? 67.159.50.131 15:16, 13 December 2007 (EST)

Call yourself whatever you want. --Edgerunner76 15:18, 13 December 2007 (EST)
Why do you think I am a vandal though? I know i am not a vandal. 209.17.190.78 — Unsigned, by: 67.159.50.131 / talk / contribs
Because you hang out with me, and I'm a vandal, I guess. 209.17.190.79 — Unsigned, by: Human / talk / contribs
I'm not going to get into this. I would merely ask that you discuss your edits before making them. You've been reverted and blocked for the exact same edits multiple times. Tell us why you think they should be made and you might win some people over. --Edgerunner76

font[edit]

I refuse to conform to your weird talk page font. ГдлессЛиберал 19:22, 21 December 2007 (EST)

I'm with ya there, bro! Cherry Krismuss! humanUser talk:Human 21:24, 21 December 2007 (EST)

I don't know what you people are whinging about! 12.34.56.89 21:27, 21 December 2007 (EST)

ARGHHHHHH! You're breaking my illusion of living in my own comic book world. --Edgerunner76 21:56, 21 December 2007 (EST)

Hey, my sig is in your font! By the way, since you're drunk, I'd encourage profuse and proliferate editing of the wiki so you wake up feeling vaguely guilt, but don't know why until you check back here the next day. humanUser talk:Human 21:52, 24 December 2007 (EST)

Thank eff[edit]

Thank f you've arrived - I was going mad de-gwensoning @ my slow speed. Susanpurrrrr ... 07:35, 2 January 2008 (EST)

You're welcome. I hadn't been on much. I wasn't expecting to come back to this. But, I'm glad to help. --Edgerunner76 07:37, 2 January 2008 (EST)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for helping with the trash. We've been botted, I fear.PFoster 13:49, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Glad to do my part. --Edgerunner76 13:50, 4 January 2008 (EST)

3rd time today. Well done! (& PFoster of course) Susanclaw! ... 13:54, 4 January 2008 (EST)

Thanks. I've found my calling at RW and I plan to do what is needed to make it work. --Edgerunner76 13:55, 4 January 2008 (EST)
Arghhh!!!User:PalMD

You have a cool name[edit]

) SitboDelac 15:08, 8 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks. It from (sans the 76) an old roleplaying game called Cyberpunk 2013 (later Cyberpunk 2020). --Edgerunner76 15:10, 8 January 2008 (EST)
It reminds me of racecar driving. — Unsigned, by: SitboDelac / talk / contribs
Um...okay. --Edgerunner76 20:55, 8 January 2008 (EST)
I think there was a petrol company called "76", that used similar colors to your sig, and then of course the italics & font make it look like it's going fast! I concur with SitboDelac, it always makes me think of car racing. humanUser talk:Human 21:39, 8 January 2008 (EST)
That's... disturbing, if you mean auto racing in the American sense. I'm cool with it if meant in the European sense. --Edgerunner76 07:12, 9 January 2008 (EST)
Valentino Rossi's 46 is kind of similar. MotoGP that is, not auto racing. But the font in your talk page is horrible :-D Ed @but not the Poor one! 07:19, 9 January 2008 (EST)
Well, Murka has more than drag and stock car racing - there's lots of rally stuff going on - dirt roads, hillclimbs, ice racing, etc. humanUser talk:Human 23:52, 9 January 2008 (EST)

What is a "PROMHQEUS"? Any relation to Prometheus? humanUser talk:Human 07:39, 14 January 2008 (EST) It is Prometheus. Those are the Latin/English letters that you need to use to get the correct greek. The "H" is the Eta and the "Q" is the Theta in the Symbol font. --PROMHQEUS - FORETHOUGHT 07:55, 14 January 2008 (EST)

Doh, thanks! How come you didn't use the Greek alphabet letters from the pile of sludge below the edit box? humanUser talk:Human 08:07, 14 January 2008 (EST)
Didn't think much about it. I already had it in a Word file, so I just copied it. --PROMHQEUS - FORETHOUGHT 08:20, 14 January 2008 (EST)

Thank you[edit]

You cured a whole bunch of headaches. CЯacke® 13:40, 9 January 2008 (EST)

That dude's driving us all crazy. --Edgerunner76 13:41, 9 January 2008 (EST)

Block[edit]

Sorry edge. I clicked the wrong button. :-( --Bobbing up 13:38, 11 January 2008 (EST)

I unblocked #1556 - is that you or the guy you blocked?--Bobbing up 13:41, 11 January 2008 (EST)
I'm not quite sure what you mean. Where do you get the "#" from? --PROMHQEUS - FORETHOUGHT 13:44, 11 January 2008 (EST)
Who were you trying to block? --PROMHQEUS - FORETHOUGHT 13:45, 11 January 2008 (EST)
You blocked some chap with weird Asian characters. I went in to do the same thing but blocked you instead. I immediately noticed my mistake and unblocked you. Then I saw that I had apparently also blocked "#1556" which I thought might be you, so I unblocked that as well. (I suspect that it refers to the IP blocking that we carry out when we block the user and the IP, but I don't know.) But it looks like everything is OK anyway. Sorry for the problem.--Bobbing up 13:54, 11 January 2008 (EST)
No problem. I thought it was kinda funny when I showed up as blocked and then my talk page "lit up". :) --PROMHQEUS - FORETHOUGHT 13:57, 11 January 2008 (EST)

Did we get them all?[edit]

I think that's all?--Bobbing up 13:52, 18 January 2008 (EST)

I think so. I always try to work in the opposite direction as what I think someone else might be. I just go until it won't let me anymore. --Edgerunner76 13:53, 18 January 2008 (EST)
Yes, I saw you were going in a different direction. Good strategy. I do the same.--Bobbing up 13:58, 18 January 2008 (EST)
That's f'in brilliang... humanUser talk:Human 14:14, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Seven Plus One[edit]

Is This the End? The Last Year of This Peace? — Unsigned, by: 83.170.97.191 / talk / contribs

Yeah, sure, why not? --Edgerunner76 14:50, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Xelinal[edit]

You're right - I was pissed at her/him and shouldn't have done that - but still, it's better than:

  1. 13:14, 15 January 2008 Edgerunner76 (Talk | contribs | block) blocked "My password is quack (contribs)" with an expiry time of 314159265358979323846 years (autoblock disabled) (Why not? ('til the stars burn out)) (unblock)

right? PFoster 13:02, 23 January 2008 (EST)

I think a case can be made that Xelinal might come back. It might just lead to more blocks, but they might. The "My password is" people are never going to come back as anything other than a new "My password is _____". Besides, many people here often take them up on the revelation of there password and change it. Therefore, the account is pretty useless one way or another. So, my block makes little difference. --Edgerunner76 13:58, 23 January 2008 (EST)

Compensating for something?[edit]

You've got this thing for weiners right now, don't you? --Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 14:58, 15 April 2008 (EDT)

What can I say? I was in the zone. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 15:07, 15 April 2008 (EDT)

Primary voting[edit]

Are you voting tomorrow? I will be... Sterilexx 15:47, 21 April 2008 (EDT)

Yes, definately. If Bush did one good thing it is that I no longer miss any election big or small. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 20:52, 21 April 2008 (EDT)

I just got back--#71 at 7:35 am. Busy day... Sterilexx 08:21, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

I'll be voting (for Obama) about 4pm EDT which is about seven hours from the timestamp of this post. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 09:06, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

It's alright, Frank.[edit]

He knows he's Chinese. Speakerface 11:00, 23 September 2008 (EDT)

Lois: Stewie, what are you doing down here?
Stewie: We're playing house.
Lois: Why is that boy tied up?
Stewie: Roman Polanski's house.
--Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 14:37, 23 September 2008 (EDT)

I was having fun[edit]

But I was about to block 'im too. Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 09:34, 16 October 2008 (EDT)

He had it coming. I blocked the IP for a day, but I always uncheck the box for account creation. I've got no problem if bunchonumbers wants to create an account. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 09:38, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
Yeah, you beat me to it too, it was getting tiresome. ArmondikoVpathetic 09:40, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
He probably would have gotten me next, what with deleting his precious 'Rape' article. Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 09:43, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
I missed the content of that, considering some of the others, I hate to think... Perhaps a proper article on the subject could help. ArmondikoVpathetic 09:59, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
6 words, 3 of which were "What bitches deserve". Didn't make it to the next 3. Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 10:04, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
Nice... ArmondikoVpathetic 17:29, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
Rape should just be about the plant/oil (known as canola in the US). Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 17:38, 16 October 2008 (EDT)

Bureaucracy[edit]

You have been singled out for further demotion. You already know where the metamop is. Stupid bastard Phantom Hoover! 14:32, 12 February 2009 (EST)

The doom bars are on me!!! Or whatever your imbibular preference... Totnesmartin 15:30, 12 February 2009 (EST)

Red Linxes[edit]

There's 2.5 quintillion (approx) on User:Edgerunner76/Wikipedia:List of unusual deaths. I could de-red 'em, but I thought I'd give you the option first before I invade your castle. ToastToastand marmite 08:02, 7 March 2009 (EST)

wp:List of unusual deaths won't be deleted, so there's no need to store it here any more. --  Nx/talk  07:37, 8 March 2009 (EDT)
If it's just to store it in case WP deletes it, is it possible to nowiki the entire page? It turns it into a pile of code when you view it but all you need to do to get it back up and running is to remove the tags, maybe stick a message on the top to say something to that effect. We'd only loose a few blue links doing that (apologies, I'm on a redlinking binge at the moment). ArmondikoVpathetic 07:25, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
I deleted it since the Wikipedia page seems safe. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 10:21, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

Seen any Elves?[edit]

That is all. Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 15:23, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

Ooooh, you want to hit people with garbage cans[edit]

Now I'm gonna have to cut you. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 17:45, 5 May 2009 (UTC)


Oh, crap! I was fighting an anthropomorphized chicken. He cut me up real good. Those damn talons are sharp! I got better. -- Deadpool I could have sworn I was using my inner monologue.



Do it like a student - Cut and Paste![edit]

Thanks for the tidy on the userpage. I was going to ask here about brining some of my stuff over. If everyone is cool with that then I will, as I'd like to finish off what I started at wackypedia. --Krysg 15:32, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Ignore above,was thinking about articles not user page... d'oh!

No problem. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 17:14, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Vandal-binning...[edit]

I see the lulz, really, I do--but why poke things with a stick? Dude has made a total of one edit in the past 14 months. Why antagonize and give him even more reason to think we're assholes? Amin7b5 23:07, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Honestly, TK is so far gone that nothing we do here will make a difference. At one time it might have been like adding one to ten. Now, it's probably more like adding one to a billion kagillion zillion. --Edgerunner76Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? 01:33, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad...[edit]

...I can get you on a roll with the Ed Poor stuff! Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 13:57, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Too lazy to look...[edit]

Where is this user-rights analogy you were talking about on Superjosh's page? ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ and his Sword of Wiki-Editing! 12:22, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Is this what you mean? --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 13:16, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Users of RationalWiki's past[edit]

Hi Edge. I may have missed the link somewhere. Th unsure.gifWhat's with the "Users of RationalWiki's past" edits? --BobNot Jim 18:47, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

It's nothing in particular. I would guess the best way to describe it is as an experiment to see if anything comes of it. Just a random sampling of users I found interesting, but were long gone. Maybe someone will get an email saying that their RW talk page has changed and come back. Or, just make someone like yourself curious about a user that you had long forgotten or never knew was here. I also thought it might be funny if a long conversation sprung up on a talk page of a user that is long gone and might never see it. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 16:33, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Ahhh. I don't keep up with everything any more and thought I'd missed something. I feel this is a fine private initiative however and I wish it well. I do, in fact, remember some of those users, people who just faded away. One always wonders what happened to them. Perhaps it's best to go out in a blaze of glory with a parting shot to tell the world how important you are and why you've gone.--BobNot Jim 17:10, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Milk[edit]

That dancing milk thing is rad. Ace McWickedI'm a pretty big deal around here... 11:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I think it's pretty cool. I'm thinking of looking for some other animated .gifs to sort of rotate in and out. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 11:37, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

As if you needed more reason to like Iceland...[edit]

...Berglind Olafsdottir. That is all. Oh, yeah. Seen any elves? Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 15:53, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

I think I prefer Hallgerður Hoskuldsdottir, myself... Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 16:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
njal's saga? i prefer Njorl's saga Totnesmartin 17:58, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
I think they forgot there that they were trying to send up Icelandic sagas and started sending up product-placement instead. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 18:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Exactly why I AM Wes Janson[edit]

Ta-da! Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 14:09, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Seems right, more-or-less, doesn't it? --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 14:11, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Oops. I read the section header as a question (am I) rather than as a statement (I am). --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 14:21, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Crat[edit]

Oh shit, I didn't realise you did actually crat me back then! I'm proud that I was a crat for all of 1 minute :)
(show/hide) 18:32, 16 September 2009 Phantom Hoover (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Crundy from Bureaucrats and Sysops to Sysops ‎ (Discuss)
(show/hide) 18:31, 16 September 2009 Edgerunner76 (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Crundy from Sysops to Sysops and Bureaucrats ‎ (Why not? We need the dues.)
Hehe, well thanks anyway. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 13:31, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what the big deal was. I know that there is a bit to the be a little careful who we give crat rights to thing, but I think it's pretty easy to know who to trust. I still stand completely behind my assertion that it is the chess-like game that must be played to gain rights on places like CP, rather than the rights themselves, that drives people. If the game isn't worth playing then they don't care about the power. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 13:48, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Nice![edit]

Glad I finally got one of my own quotes in your lexicon [1]. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 22:54, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Fran Tarkenton and Kathy Lee Crosby[edit]

Nice one. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 16:15, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I learnt this trick from you......[edit]

Ralph Wiggum: I once picked my nose until it bleeded.

Quoting Simpsons, Ralph Wiggum in particular, to Ken. Works a treat. Acei9 11:49, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. I found that things like that get the ridicule across better than most anything else. I particularly liked when I was following MC around about two weeks ago blathering inane comments after any post he would make. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 11:54, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Did you know that we have {{Ralph Wiggum}}? --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 12:05, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I observed your wacky comments Edge. They amused me thoroughly. SJ Debaser 12:27, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I aim to please. --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 12:29, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I wonder if we'll ever get to use these quotes on Ken ever again. Also, perhaps we now need a Groundskeeper Willie template. "That coloured chalk was forged by Lucifer himself!" Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 14:24, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
"I didinae even cry when me own father was hung for stealin' a pig, but I'll cry now." --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 14:35, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Kentucky[edit]

Dang! Outed to the entire world as a Kentuckian. My eternal shame. Researcher (talk) 21:31, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

I think you outed yourself here. He was only clarifying. I was in Kentucky in November. Lots of friendly folk. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 21:40, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Looking at it again, I realize that Edge only added that I was an RW user. (There's another link to my user page on their as well.) Which makes it funny that RWW merely has my locations as "South?". Researcher (talk) 21:45, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Warriors![edit]

Come out and playyayy! Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 00:51, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Come visit[edit]

The wiki's been a bit of a mess of a bit--turn over, drama about rights, etc.--so I'm encouraging visitors to come back and say hi, just to friendly-ify a place a bit again. If you get this and are so inclined, come visit and say hi! steriletalk 01:38, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

You know I could have said exactly what you typed from where I sit and he still would have gotten the message? Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 02:02, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I know. Just trying to be personable. steriletalk 02:11, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Look at me...[edit]

...kinda coming back! --Edgerunner76Tah-daaaaaaah! 00:58, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Go get 'em, tiger. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 01:27, 30 June 2011 (UTC)