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toto, who died and made you queen??? Really, MY thread and this is the way it is??

Maybe it's time you take your ego down just a notch because honey, there is nothing for you to be so hot and bothered about. You've been gone for a very long time and just as the others have said, this is a COMMUNITY. You should look up the word before you go and spreading your so called hot shit.

As for being rude, pot meet kettle. Just because you're an old timer doesn't mean I'm automatically going to respect you. you haven't been here for years and you coming waltzing back in here being a rude bitch and we're supposed to respect you when you are saying other people are rude?? Really??? What world are you living in. take your head out of your ass, you are not Queen Shit of Turd island, you are Fart the messenger girl.

Seasons fucking greetings.
This is ridiculous. Toto may have been a little officious in some of her posts but she hardly deserves this shit storm.

She isn't an asshole troll bombing the boards with anti-abortion propaganda or religious zeal, does all this time and energy really need to be spend in an attempt to put her down just because you don't like her tone?

She just came back to a thread she used to spend a lot of time on ages ago. She never spent much time on the rest of the boards so it makes sense that she wouldn't check through the newbies thread or the MIA thread in order find out exactly how things had changed in her time away.

I guess I don't get it, there's barely any action on this site at all but people will spend time on mean spirited attacks rather than posting interesting, funny and useful things on the rest of the dormant threads. It's just silly.
Pants, you've been around long enough to know that I'm rarely inflammatory and don't jump headfirst into a lot of stuff unless I feel really strongly about it, which is why I've jumped in here the way I have. I think that Toto did take an offensive tone from the very beginning of jumping back in here, and I also think that she lashed out in the same way people are lashing out at her. (remember, this didn't get heated until Toto called AP "AuralPretentious" for 1) merely posting what she always posts when a newbie starts or resurrects a thread, and 2) after GT pointed out who Toto was, saying it would still be good etiquette, since toto hadn't been around in a long time)

The etiquette that AP pointed out was something that has evolved over time, with everyone's input, and everyone does their part to inform new people of it. I don't see that as administering rules, I see that as a courtesy that everyone has agreed upon and we keep each other in check. That's what's been so divisive about the whole troll / callie situation, that someone else has started dictating rules that were not agreed upon by the group... remember, that's how the community forum was started, because we all agreed over time that it would be a good idea and help to cut down on people starting unnecessary threads, and would help things run more effectively as a community. Now we've got someone else jumping in and not only laying down "laws," but blatantly putting people down for disagreeing with her.

I don't appreciate being told by Toto what the "rules" are in one thread, because this whole lounge is supposed to be a community. No one "owns" a thread or dictates what the "rules" of even one thread are. I don't appreciate someone telling me that "that's the way it is" and that they "can't help it if I don't like the rules" but that I'm welcome to the thread any time (if I'm willing to follow her rules, which is implied in this) fuck that. That's not how it works here, and it never has been.

It had been awhile since you had posted when you came back around, pants, and you didn't come in like a bull in a china shop telling people how things "should" run, claiming a thread as your own, and lashing out at a bustie who just posted the same thing that she posts all the time when a newbie starts or resurrects a thread. You settled into the COMMUNITY again, and the place that it has become. I personally love reading your posts and interacting with you - even if we may disagree now and then. (not that we have, but I think that it would be productive if we did)
QUOTE(auralpoison @ Dec 12 2009, 12:20 PM) *
NOT barbaric. We have rules around here because we are largely a self-moderated board. Most topics already fit in a pre-existing thread, so we discourage the starting of new threads because they just gum up the works. Vanity threads are strongly discouraged. If you want to start a new thread then it needs to be vetted by the Community in the Community Forum. I suggest having the backing of at least five Busties before starting anything. As a newbie, you will have to wait a while before you will be able to do so. Don't like it, maybe we aren't the community for you.

I suggest you introduce yourself to us in the Newbies Thread. It is considered proper form. We want welcome you & know about you & your interests!

pants, this post is the post that started the current discussion in this thread. AP simply stated the what I've asked numerous newbies in the LTAS thread to do. Nothing inflammatory here from AP. If you review the thread, toto stated there are no rules here so, in that context, there is no mean-spiritedness or flamewar going on. There are discussions going on in other threads. If you feel some dormant threads need to be resurrected, then by all means, get a discussion going.

toto, your limited experience in the Lounge is clear by your wild accusations of AP and GT as demonstrating "mean girl" behavior. If you have been more active in the Lounge as part of your tenure here, then you would've encountered AP, GT, and myself in various circumstances having different opinions. It is amazing, and speaks volumes about the level of immaturity, if some people believe that if 2+ Busties hold a shared opinion, then it is equated with "mean girl" behavior. I asked AP and GT to take the discussion to the Take It Outside thread in order to keep this thread for the random links you've posted in here. As you've stated, there are no rules here.

With that my fellow Busties, as you know in Fight club, the first rule of Fight club is there are no rules. Thunderdome Baby! wink.gif

**passes popcorn around for those with ring side seats**
and, pants if you go back and look, toto's opening words were more like an opening salvo. she started by taking shots at the lounge. all the same, ap was polite if terse, and although i am a self-diagnosed hair-trigger hot-head, replied kindly to her twice, then she replied snottily to star, who is nothing but goodness.

by my count that's more than 4 opportunities to play nice.

...which she declined. we are very protective of this space, you cross the line, and you will be checked.

if she gets lumps, she's asked for them and tipped the f'ing waiter.
The response was far greater than any crime
perhaps, pants. but trust me when i tell you that if you had been here long enough you have seen the end result of her behavior, and a lot of people get hurt.

if you don't want trouble from a bull, you don't walk into the ring waving a red flag in a red jumpsuit.

if you think her behavior was acceptable, that is your right, and you have every right to speak your piece. i just don't agree. once you start "shooting" indiscriminately-- insulting everyone-- it's not cool. it spills into several threads, disrupting and hurting people minding their own business. i've seen it before. i've been involved in it before. we learned from it. that's why star suggested it go to the take it outside thread. an absolutely innocuous post for which she was insulted.

see, if shit gets heated around here, that is the thread that deads it. quietly, peacefully, and with minimal casualties, and no disruption to the threads. but toto wouldn't know that. she'd rather talk shit. she'd rather keep the fight going.

see, people like toto think they are above the rules, and because they don't know why rules exist, they don't need to follow them. they think they are better than other people. they shit on things without thought to the damage that they do. no, we have worked very hard to maintain things here with no moderators, and practically no help from the powers that be. lonewolves, and misanthropes have no place here. unlike other fora, WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO WORK TOGETHER.

we have learned very hard lessons, and worked hard for solutions, and if people don't respect that, they don't have to be here, and we don't have to put up with their disrespect.
If you're so fired up about getting other threads going, Pants, then why didn't you start a new conversation elsewhere & let this thread fall to the bottom instead of reiterating your opinion? You could have easily walked away, but you didn't. You consciously chose to come back & stir the turd further. That's on you.

As far as Toto not deserving the shit storm? She came after me not once or twice, but SEVERAL times with motiveless malignity. Whatever she got she asked for. And in my experience with people with egos the size of hers? They generally require a LARGE take down if they are gonna get some learnin' through their thick little skulls. If you explain yourself politely, they just laugh in your face & keep on keepin' on. Which as we all saw, is exactly what she did.

I was polite, GT was polite, Star was polite. It was Toto that commenced with the unnecessary roughness & felt the need to spread it around. She brought it, I merely gave it back, albeit in spades. That? Is on her for starting shit in the first place.

I respect your opinion & your right to make it public, Pants. I, however, feel differently, so I guess we just agree to disagree on this one.

Shall we have some tea?

Another problem caused by deforestation.

A frank woman.
Once there was a King who was loved by all of his subjects, especially because of the hunting excursions he shared with them. As will happen, one day he died and his eldest son took the throne. Now this new king was an animal-lover to the core, and immediately outlawed all forms of hunting and fishing. His subjects accepted this for only a short time before they ousted him. This is a truly significant event, because it's the first time a reign was called on account of the game....


A judge ordered them to have no contact with the family of Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High School freshman who hanged herself in January after what prosecutors called an "unrelenting" three-month bullying campaign by six teenagers.

Mullins, Velazquez and Longe are charged as youthful offenders with civil rights violations resulting in injury. Mullins and Velazquez are also charged with stalking.

Bullies. Bullying comes in many shades. Shunning is a form of bullying. Destroying things is another.


Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel

Interesting Photos

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That Other Thing We Don't Believe In

REcovery of a WWII tank. See pictures at the bottom.

(Passing requires 4 out of 10 correct answers)

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the
October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named
after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the color of the black box in a
commercial airplane?

Remember, you need 4 correct answers to pass.

Check your answers below.


1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
116 years

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?
Sheep and Horses

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the
October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
Squirrel fur

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named
after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
New Zealand

10) What is the color of the black box in a
commercial airplane?
Orange (of course)

What do you mean, you failed?
Waiter," the customer calls. "Taste the soup."
The waiter says, "Whattsamatta with the soup?"
"Taaaste the soup."
"Is it too hot? Too cold?"
"Waiter, taste the soup."
"If you don't like the soup, say so..."
"Just taste the soup."
"You want another bowl of soup?"
"Waiter, taste the soup."
"We got lots of other kinds of soup. We got pea soup, matzo ball, chicken..."
"Waiter, taste the soup!"
"All right already! Where's the spoon?"
Q~ What was Iceland's economy's last wish?

A~ Its ashes to be spread all over Europe.

The Top 15 Biblical Ways to Get a Wife

1. Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she's yours. - (Deuteronomy 21:11-13)

2. Find a prostitute and marry her. - (Hosea 1:1-3)

3. Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering his flock. - Moses (Ex 2:16-21)

4. Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal. - Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)

5. Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab one and carry her off to be your wife. - Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)

6. Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this will cost you. - Adam (Gen 2:19-24)

7. Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman's hand in marriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then work another seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the first place. That's right. Fourteen years of toil for a wife. - Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)

8. Cut 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law's enemies and get his daughter for a wife - David (I Samuel 18:27)

9. Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you'll definitely find someone. (It's all relative, of course.) - Cain (Genesis 4:16-17)

10. Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest. - Xerxes or Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)

11. When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, "I have seen a ... woman; now get her for me."
If your parents question your decision, simply say, "Get her for me. She's the one for me." - Samson (Judges 14:1-3)

12. Kill any husband and take HIS wife (Prepare to lose four sons, though). - David (2 Samuel 11)

13. Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It's not just a good idea; it's the law.) - Onana and Boaz (Deuteronomy or Leviticus, example in Ruth)

14. Don't be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity. - Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)

15. A wife?...NOT? - Paul (1 Corinthians 7:32-35)


The Modern Video Game

Bear with it, its funny.
It has been said that imagination is the reality of the artist.
On his death bed, Earl Woods gave Tiger the following advice:

"Focus on golf. Screw everything else."

Ukelele Orchestra
Best Self Picture Ever
How it works...
What's the difference between Sarah Palin and the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal is a busy ditch.
Unfortunate Urls

1. A site called "Who Represents" where you can find the name of the agent who represents a celebrity.

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views.

3. Looking for a good pen? Pen Island is for you:

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder:

5. The Italian Power Generator company:
The first testicular guard, the "Cup", was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.

That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important...

Subject: YouTube - KLM Economy Comfort Product with Ramana at Manchester Airport T2


Republican version of how to plug the oil leak.

a masterful storyteller



ubiquitous irony
This is a beautifully done series of time-lapse shots of the Iceland volcano erupting:

beautiful bird, she is.

Regards to all ... Pixy

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BP announced that this morning they installed a wedding ring around the leaking pipe & it quit putting out.

A message from Angela Merkel
So we were lying on our backs on the grass in the park next to our hamburger wrappers, my 14-year-old son and I, watching the clouds loiter overhead, when he asked me, "Dad, why are we here?"

And this is what I said: "I've thought a lot about it, son, and I don't think it's all that complicated. I think maybe we're here just to teach a kid how to bunt or eat sunflower seeds without using his hands. We're here to pound the steering wheel and scream as we listen to the game on the radio, 20 minutes after we pulled into the garage. We're here to look all over, give up, and then find the ball in the hole.”

"We're here to wear our favorite sweat-soaked Boston Red Sox cap, torn Slippery Rock sweatshirt, and the Converse sneakers we lettered in on a Saturday morning with nowhere we have to go and no one special we have to be. We're here to tie the perfect fly, make the perfect cast, catch absolutely nothing, and still call it a perfect morning. We're here to nail a yield sign with an apple core from half a block away. We're here to win the stuffed bear or go broke trying.”

"I don't think the meaning of life is gnashing our teeth over what comes after death but tasting all the tiny moments that come before it. We’re here to be there when our kid has three goals and an assist. And especially when he doesn’t. “I don’t think we’re here to make Sports Center. The really good stuff never does. Like finding ourselves with a free afternoon, a little red 327 fuel-injected 1962 Corvette convertible, and an unopened map of Vermont’s back roads.”

“None of us will find ourselves on our deathbeds saying, ‘I wish I’d spent more time on the Hibbings account.’ We’re going to say, ‘That scar? I got that scar stealing a home run from Consolidated Plumbers!’ “See, grown-ups spend so much time doggedly slaving toward the better car, the perfect house, the big day that will finally make them happy, when happy just walked by wearing a bicycle helmet two sizes too big for him. We’re not here to find a way to heaven. The way is heaven.

“Does that answer your question, son?”

And he said, “Not really, Dad.”

And I said, “No?”

He replied, "I was wondering why we are here when Mom told us to pick her up 40 minutes ago."

An Oil Drum post regarding the oil spill.

I think this fellow is a bit over the top. We need to drill the relief wells as far down as we can so when we pump in the mud it fills the drill pipe to the point where the hydrostatic charge plus the weight shuts off the oil. Even if there is a compromisethe mud should fill that void and shut off the well. I think this fellow is just grand standing.
How to use a stick on a bach
Here is something you do not see too often.
This video came from a fellow who works for the RR as a train dispatcher.
Every once in a while he sends a cool video involving trains. This is one of them.

Trains nowadays mount cameras in their cabs, facing forward and backward, the same way police cars do.
This video is a rear view camera. This is video of a train that ran through a tornado..

First there is the normal rear view from the last of three engines, with the trees looking normal.
Then you begin to see rain, and then, halfway through the video the trees begin to sway violently . . . and then the "fun" begins.
Click on this:

So, I've been meaning to ask - is this Toto of Toto&Venetia days of yore?



I have not been able to find Venetia.

Glad to meet anyone from the old days.

Pull up a chair anytime.

I've been out looking at boats - need more room than the one I have.
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