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Ah, headless chicken mode. I think I'll go hide behind the sofa if we need to revisit that. --{{User:Concernedresident/sig|}} 20:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, headless chicken mode. I think I'll go hide behind the sofa if we need to revisit that. --{{User:Concernedresident/sig|}} 20:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
:Sigh. I don't cause HCM. You do. I was told if I wanted to hang around I should start a new account. [[User:EdmundBurke|EdmundBurke]] ([[User talk:EdmundBurke|talk]]) 20:08, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

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Greetings, Mr. Burke, and welcome to the international house of defenestratable cinderblocks! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:04, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

I must say, your welcome was most satifactory. I will, however require a quill, some paper, and a light cocoa based drink. I believe I shall write a great speech tonight. EdmundBurke (talk) 03:06, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
I prefer James Burke. --User:Theautocrat/Sig 03:06, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm afraid we're fresh out of dead birds' skin follicles. Can you make do with a typewriter? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:11, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Did you not do biology at high-school? Follicles are the cavities from which hairs grow.  Lily Inspirate me. 00:44, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh, terribly sorry Lily. We only learned about important stuff like evolution, cells, basic taxonomy, and ecosystems in biology class. Unimportant things, like the technical difference between a follicle and a feather, is for AP Biology  : ) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 11:49, 21 December 2009 (UTC)


Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L'étendard sanglant est levé
TheoryOfPractice (talk) 03:11, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
There you go, getting all intellectual and stuff on us. When will you stop, ToP, when will you stop? When each and every one us can recite the works of at least one influential African poet, is fluent in Farsi, and has memorized Hamlet? Can't I just live my live in quiet ignorance? HUH?! HUH, BUB?! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:18, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
We will be finished when everyone can write an essay attack[ing] the gross excess of the Catholic clergy at any time period I so choose. Wait a second... --User:Theautocrat/Sig 03:21, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Soapy hair! (that's Farsi for hello)
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and the daughters of
Life's longing for itself...
Drat. That guy was Lebanese, net exactly African. I was so pleased with my self up to this very minute. Now I can't decide whether to go memorize Hamlet or not. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 18:46, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

God save the Queen!

When Britain first, at Heaven's command

Arose from out the azure main;

This was the charter of the land,

And guardian angels sang this strain:

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:

"Britons never will be slaves."

I estimate a 95% chance at least one British user may be pissed at me for this. --User:Theautocrat/Sig 03:24, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

God save the Queen indeed!
Though you should bear in mind, that the monarch in my time was poor old mad King George, and that my patriotism was always somewhat in question, considering the fact that I was an Irish papist dog! (Or so my enemies would have you believe) God save Wolfe Tone, more like! (Lol) EdmundBurke (talk) 03:27, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Pardon my ignorance, but why would they be pissed? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:27, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Because the only "wave ruling" going on nowadays in the US navy. It would be like kicking a man when it was down, especially if he had been a better fighter than us for 3/4 of our existence. --User:Theautocrat/Sig 03:42, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
So, is this the new face of Marcus Cicero that we have been promised? Redchuck.gif Генгисmutating 08:03, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Pardon? EdmundBurke (talk) 13:01, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
No fucking shit, Genghis. But, we can't be certain, so i, for one, will withold judgement. --User:Theautocrat/Sig 00:47, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
I only asked. Redchuck.gif Генгисmutating 10:20, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
What am I supposed to be guilty of? I have to say that if this is the way in which you greet new members then this 'rationalwiki' has a lot of work to do. EdmundBurke (talk) 01:00, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Ease off, don't tip your hand.--Tom Moorefiat justitia 01:18, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Um... excuse me? I haven't the foggiest idea of what you're talking about. Perhaps I overestimated this rationalwiki. Maybe it is like many other things, beautiful to behold, but a wretch inside! EdmundBurke (talk) 12:43, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Definitely overdoing it now.  Lily Inspirate me. 14:25, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Hullo Lilly! What is the meaning of this now? What exactly am I overdoing? Can people please answer and me and stop the prevarication? EdmundBurke (talk) 16:33, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
They're taking a rather odd chap who keeps appearing, doing odd things, vanishing and then returning with a new account and persona. MarcusCicero. He's a funny old sort, and causing problems for a certain Dublin university. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 18:28, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
What problems does he cause for a dublin university? I hail from that city myself. EdmundBurke (talk) 22:20, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Nothing too serious right now, just work for ISS. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 13:23, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
What has he done? I pass by ISS offices every day. EdmundBurke (talk) 16:31, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Good luck.

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, — in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

--Tom Moorefiat justitia 21:58, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

It is not penal as all laws ought to the immediate offender, but fall equally heavily on the innocent and guilty - upon the factious and the moderate. Nay it falls heaviest on the best for few but the good, the sober and the industrious greatly feel the want of laws.
EdmundBurke (talk) 22:13, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Excellent.--Tom Moorefiat justitia 22:19, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. What are we talking about again? EdmundBurke (talk) 22:21, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


So I checked your IP and you are indeed MarcusCicero. Give me one good reason not to block you for eternity. -- Nx / talk 19:48, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Blocking is evil. The vanda--ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:56, 12 January 2010 (UTC)l bin provides an excellent home for those who'd occupy their time by wandering down RationWiki Street, pausing only to piss in letterboxes along the way. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:49, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
He already has a binned account, if we let him have socks he can bypass the limit. -- Nx / talk 19:51, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Leave him bee. He's done nothing wrong on this account. SJ Debaser 19:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
But he is MC! -- Nx / talk 19:51, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Bitch, bitch bitch... Did you have cause to use checkuser or was this an administrative abuse??? — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 19:52, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Be careful Neveruse, you are next. -- Nx / talk 19:55, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Answer the question, Nx. What was your cause to check this users IP address? — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 19:55, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
I suspected he was a sock of MarcusCicero, a troll who has caused much grief. We cannot let him continue to do so. -- Nx / talk 19:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
So we just let you go on checkusering on baseless suspicion? This is a clear abuse of administrative power. — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 20:00, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Shut up, peon. I can do what I want. -- Nx / talk 20:00, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
HELP!! HELP!! I'M BEING OPPRESSED! — Sincerely, Neveruse / Talk / Block 20:02, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
(EC) I think everyone who interacted with Mr Burke came to that conclusion without checkuser. At any rate, he still hasn't done anything on this account. Blocking this without him doing anything will descend into TK-like madness!! Do what you will Nx, I've already broken my rule of steering clear of MC and have nothing else to say. SJ Debaser 19:53, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
(ECx2)And I believe one of our more sensible responses for his last antics was "if you want to 'reform' create another account and don't try to act like a dick". So if this user isn't acting like a dick, leave be. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 19:54, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Nonsense, he is still trolling, only he's more sophisticated. -- Nx / talk 19:55, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
I'd say just vandal bin, but no more than that. We didn't block MC, so I don't think we should block this new sock. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 19:56, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Nx - he trolled you into using checkuser. Acei9 19:58, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Silence, I want to hear a response from EdmundBurke before I decide what to do with him. -- Nx / talk 20:00, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
I am sure you meant "before we decide" Acei9 20:00, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
And let this turn into another HCM? No way. -- Nx / talk 20:01, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

(undent) What's a HCM? I may have missed that. Couldn't we shift this to the forums for discussion? Arm has a point in that MC was challenged in good faith to create a new account and prove himself. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 20:02, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Ah, headless chicken mode. I think I'll go hide behind the sofa if we need to revisit that. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 20:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Sigh. I don't cause HCM. You do. I was told if I wanted to hang around I should start a new account. EdmundBurke (talk) 20:08, 12 January 2010 (UTC)