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Feb 8th 2024, 8:41:58

Also, coalie deserves a personalized message more than you, Doug. Lol. That’s my rock lol.

Coalie, I’m never gonna play with people I don’t like again. We did the thing and I mean it, it’s the last time I ever pop into a chat with some folks. I’ve always been a clean player who looks to surround themself with thinkers and lovers. That’s why I like you. I never needed any of the haters, cheaters, narcissists or bigots, and I never had them before I stopped leading. Sometimes realizing the dudes in STONES might be the most wholesome experience in friendship whether or not you win the war might be winning other aspects of your life. This is a 30 year old community, and perhaps the friendships at this point are the most important part. Don’t forget it, and don’t be afraid to tell everyone acting like an asshole that they’re acting like an asshole no matter whose side they’re on. I expect you to carry that torch.

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Feb 8th 2024, 8:32:07

Douuuuug. Doouuuuuuuug.

Is that better?

You were always the 2nd best person to hold another man’s penis in your hand to ever play the game. No one can take that from you.

Also, the crew you have is unmistakably a lot of people who have changed names and stuff to be honest and cool playing with you. You’re easily the best leader currently in this game, and the only reason I’d considered staying is if I played with you. Stay classy bud.

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Feb 8th 2024, 7:59:20

Pffft gal. I’m sure you’ve looked it up by now but if I said “where’s Galapagos” I’m like 10,000% sure you wouldn’t say “off the coast of Ecuador.” I’m fluffin certain of it.

And I think I’m past the dumping part of my life. We’re both liberals who don’t want children so after roe v wade was overturned she got a tubal ligation and I got a vasectomy. Obviously didn’t know each other at the time, but we both made the responsible decision when the Supreme Court got set back 200 years.

She dates other guys. I’ve been with multiple partners from shows and fluff since I met her. I don’t think we break up or break in even. We exist only with the reason to appreciate each other. I don’t think either of us wants to be married or have children during a global climate crisis. Just aim to have a great companion for the end times.

The 9ers are playing the chiefs and no one cares, and then Biden will face trump and I’ll probably kill myself. Year is trash.

3 tho….I did meet the girl of my dreams absolutely. I really haven’t even been smoking weed, and not because she frowns on it or something, we’ve smoked a few times, but I think she’s very inspirational to me having good habits and I’d like to stay motivated around her.

I used to like laying in bed, getting high as fluff, and farming bots like crazy while never leaving my bedroom. While I could wall 1200 hits in a good set and win teams or FFA, I think it was always an unhealthy lifestyle/experience.

It was never good for me, and I think the way I acted here is probably indicative of that. All my decisions are my own tho. I just hope she loves me back, but I’ll never be that level of unmotivated stoner again, and this is simply a positive lifestyle change in my path to finding happiness in a world that has always made me want to kill myself. I think I’m just finally ready to be healthy, fit and using my talents for good.

Edit: That’s not an apology btw. Sui can still go take his one usable arm and go fluff his own permanently flaccid fluff.

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Feb 7th 2024, 5:11:42

Lol req. Fax are fax if you don’t do any research at all lol. I think my 580 defends per death is like 3rd or 4th all time. Drags is like 920 tho lol. Man nearly doubled me hahaha. I just wanted to see if anyone was like fluff no you’re not lol. Way to call it haha.

Shoot me an email empy. I’ll send you pics.

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Feb 6th 2024, 5:51:05

I meant to Irish Goodbye you guys this way but came back because I wanted to see people be happy for me and give Empy pics. We’ll see, Empy. Just bet on her being very beautiful.

I want to be back in 2025 but I I’m betting against myself y’all. I think this is it. I might pop in here and there but I think my chips are cashed.

I want y’all to know I’m actually sad about this fact and know it’s primarily based on the direction of the game, but it’s just not piquing my curiosity at all and I think it’s time I spent time dating the girl of my dreams as I approach 40. I think it’s been a good run and I’ll retire with better defends per death than dragon and better netting numbers on every server I netted than Gerdler, but no one will put me top ten on anything because I was problematic.

Again. Good run y’all. I got nothing but love for my friends here. I’ll come back and say I love you, but I think I’ve played my last turn. Thanks for the memories.

If anyone wants to stay in touch I’m at and I run several bars in Philly. I’m a very public person and I’m easy to find in the world despite not being on social media. Hope 2025 recks here! God bless y’all. You’ve always been important to me.

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Feb 3rd 2024, 4:47:07

This forum needed some freshness and despite my personal life not being as entertaining as usual as I get older, and folks like sui continuously saying I don’t matter at all, I decided it’s time to drop another personal bomb to see if people still talk here.

So there I was, in the liquor store picking up somewhere in the ballpark of $4,000 in liquor and lugging it with a hand truck down the block to one of my bars meandering the bums and elderly. And there she was, Beetlejuice hair and wild style. I thought I’d met this person before because they were shockingly memorable. And perhaps memory has always served me best.

I thought she might be the girl I’d seen before wearing Cleveland Browns gear in my bar. And I thought for a moment to be like “Cleveland Browns chickkkk…..dude, I was rooting for you guyssss!”

Anyways, I thought better of it because I wasn’t sure it was Cleveland Browns girl, but she saw me looking at her. I saw her see me seeing her and I was flustered. I said “fluff” under my breath, felt stupid, and started hand trucking boxes down the road.

I proceeded to yell at myself in the basement of the oldest city in America for not saying at least “Hello” when we locked eyes as I grunted countless bottles into caged shelves. If she ever walks in my bar again I’m gonna have to eat the turtle in my mouth and tell her, “sorry I kinda stared at you in the liquor store that one time. I wasn’t sure if I should say hello or something and I’m a stupid dummy.”

So I go upstairs and, having been awkward at least a couple dozen thousand times in my life, hop behind the bar forgetting how weird I feel being alive, put on a ball cap and some fake charisma, and started giving people that sauce. Dapping regulars, playing hot tracks from the 80s and commenting on basketball while I crack some Millers, pour some drafts and shots, and enjoy some stories, true or not.

Roughly an hour later, in she walks, comes directly up to your boy and says, “Hey dude. I saw you looking at me in the liquor store. I’ve kinda been in your bar before and mad crushed on you. Here’s my number but I’m going to The Galapagos for two weeks so I won’t be around. Text me in two weeks.” And then she left.

Folks I was BAMBOOZLED! Who even vacations in The Galapagos? Where even is that? Isn’t that where Darwin was? What is this strange context…?

So I waited for two weeks…..

…..

……

I didn’t have a single day where I didn’t think of a question I had. I knew she’d be back on Saturday so I knew I’d text her something witty on Sunday but that’s where I was sure I wasn’t as brave as her. So I said, “So…how is Darwin doing? I need pics.” God I wish I had wit when I need it.

And folks, this gal is, after spending the last week with her, the absolute girl of my dreams. She’s a prolific artist, a washtub bassist and an actual dream come true of a person to spend time with. I consider myself the luckiest man alive these past few days or maybe weeks…..

My tax liability was also exactly $1. My salary offset my tip work and ol Uncle Sam said “$1 but you better pay it.” I guess better that than calling me “Boss” or “Big Guy” and asking me for a cigarette. America needs my routing number for $1 when we are trillions in debt? This is the most complicated crack head I've ever seen.

How has 2024 been for y’all so far?

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Jan 29th 2024, 17:04:06

Ahh cmon. Y’all can’t be killing each other and not posting ANYTHING about it. It’s flat out rude to us NPCs Supa. This game is 5 seconds of running turns and 24 hours of smack talk. You need to pick it up some, else I’m joining Doug.

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Jan 28th 2024, 0:03:56

Nah. Turns out even that is wrong g0nz0. It’s a couple old mercs but nothing remotely affiliated.

Sounds a bit more like the very fringes of the war folks attacking folks for having opposing views to them. It’s a valid point, I think, to point out treehuggers don’t have protection without war allies.

Hard to blame established tags at all for it tho. People love to be entrenched, you know? If you feel like saying something, go ahead and say it Supa. I don’t know fluff unless you say it on the forums. That’s why I’m asking.

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Jan 27th 2024, 22:35:32

I’m out of the loop having not played much the last year or so, and the forums don’t tell much of a story atm. Grapevine told me tho that Monsters is getting attacked by Mercs and co.

I find that extremely interesting because of the power vacuum effect described by William Golding. Typically when a tyrant loses power, it opens a vacuum in which another tyrant essentially perpetuates the same problems as their predecessors. For example, Iran has had dozens of revolutions led primarily by the people, but you can count on one hand the number of just leaders they’ve had in the last two millennia.

Even so, I just found myself curious why people would come after the old heads and gentlemen of the game. They’re typically the nicest diplomacy cats so I got curious and didn’t see anything on the forums so why not ask publicly? So what gives?

I’m sure it’s probably some LaF hunting going on, but figured I’d ask on behalf of some old friends and allies. Typically if diplomacy broke down with Monsters, you never tried diplomacy. It’s sort of the opposite argument than LaF being terrible at it. Typically they’re very good at it and solutions to problems are very very easy.

I’ll be the first to say bullying people without any attempts at diplomacy would more or less make you guys hypocrites in sermonizing tolerance while skimming for a ministry to pretzel. My feelings unabashed.

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Jan 23rd 2024, 2:35:33

I managed a Papa John’s in 2010. It’s the only restaurant I ever worked in that didn’t have Mexican employees.

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Jan 21st 2024, 6:39:29

Hmm. Read the thread and I don’t not support cath. I’m likely to the same thing under the same circumstances. Kudos to the boy for being honest.

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Jan 17th 2024, 15:17:58

I mean. I know we cheated but Bama got SMOKED by Michigan. GO BLUE! If ya ain’t cheating you ain’t trying.

It’s just my year lol.

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Jan 16th 2024, 0:53:51

Cmon now. Jim McMahon is an all time legendary crazy person. The man was pretty much a live action Duke Nukem.

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Jan 16th 2024, 0:48:12

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Jan 16th 2024, 0:44:11

Absolutely willing to fight the mod who moves this to scottb land aka GT. It’s good for the fluffin server to talk current events and it’s actual BS you move football posts to GT when you don’t move useless posts over. I will go full 2009 Derrick on you.

YOU GUYS THE LIONS WON A PLAYOFF GAME. I’m so hungover today that I’m shaking. Not a single Detroiter here in Philly knew how to behave because we’ve all never been here before. Had to be a couple dozen of us at the bar here last night and I’d be shocked if anyone remembers how they got home. WE FINALLY WON ONE.

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Jan 16th 2024, 0:23:04

Lol. Some folks need to eat their words politically.

Good fluff gains. I’m glad you made it sustainable.

Next project, find comwood and do the same with earthgraphs lol. I miss it so bad.

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Jan 15th 2024, 2:54:20

Yeah I don’t think it’s crazy to say I don’t think republicans will vote for a Hindu candidate but also make clear I don’t think it’s because of race, etc. it’s just very very unlikely.

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Jan 14th 2024, 23:01:20

Also extremely doubtful the republicans get behind a Hindu candidate, no matter how good he is. Not saying he couldn’t get some votes and everyone is racist or something. Just that that would be a pretty massive leap for a party so focused on Christian principles, no matter how close they are in similarity to Hindu idealism.

Plus Nikki Haley keeps making him look silly in the debates. I got him as solidly like 5th most likely presidential candidate. I think the vast majority of people in the manufacturing fields in the Midwest that swing the vote would be about a thousand times more likely to support let’s go Brandon.

Again, I don’t think it’s a race thing or anything like that. I just have his odds at somewhere around 1 in a million and it’s for a variety of reasons. He couldda done himself some favors winning debates, but thus far Nikki Haley has memed him a few times. In terms of oration, she’s winning these debates in a blowout imo.

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Jan 14th 2024, 4:30:21

Mmmhmmm.

Some folks are born blind, crippled and crazy tho. Rather than just letting them be nomads, because I don’t want a bunch of mentally ill people, criminals and migrants on my land, we all throw some bucks in a kitty on a very basic level to take care of them. And therein lies the necessities in which the greedy can make gross.

I don’t think non-sociopaths achieve high ranking political offices. It takes a pretty insane level of narcissism to think you should be president I’d think.

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Jan 14th 2024, 4:01:55

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the platform of Trump currently, and I can tell you for sure I’m not, but I’d be curious what his stance would have been.

I’m reading that as you saying we shouldn’t have dependency in Russia in the first place, which right or left we always have. But also that sanctioning them and disrupting their war against Ukraine is something you oppose. I think any president does that tbh. Same with Israel. I think Blue, Red or Green, any politician handles that I think similar.

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Jan 14th 2024, 3:33:10

So I can’t talk you into Pete Buttigieg? Lol. And yes I meant that both as a gay joke and a secretary of transportation joke, as well as a guy who would love to be president but has no shot joke lol.

I feel like supply chain issues were at their worst kind of very recently. I’d be curious to see the essay tbh. I don’t recall the level of supply chain problems I saw in Nov and Dec 2020. In my current field, I deal with less than I have in a decade tbh. What’s affecting I think manufacturing negatively might be positive for retail and we’re on opposite sides of that coin. I think you’d flip it to make either of us happy but never both.

In terms of my field, manufacturing and transportation is FINALLY doing their job adequately for the first time in a long long time.

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Jan 14th 2024, 2:35:48

Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Originally posted by DerrickICN:
In fairness, I’d very much not like to repeat Somalia and interfere in a democratic election. I know this sounds crazy, but I tend to support the results of elections and not support those who protest them. I consider that pretty anti-democratic, and we’re all familiar with my thoughts on Jan 6. It’s a bad look. Same feelings with Trumps post inauguration protests. Trying to stop democracy is yuk.

I have fond feelings about overthrowing a govt, protesting an govt, etc. I think it creates counterpoints and legislation that responds. On the same hand I have kind of very non-fond feelings about overthrowing an election result. If you lose an election and like try to blow up buildings because you lost legitimately….idk.

I think timing is important and I don’t necessarily support folks denying an election result either. I think context is important and I don’t support folks generally denying their elections. So I’m like pro-Thailand independence. I’m just not pro-Thailand rejecting a democratic election result and I think that’s what that old man is tryna say.


No, you're trying to cover for him, I suppose you're enjoying paying more for groceries too, I'm curious to hear how you candy coat that.


On this, I’d just be curious what about Joe Biden you think raises gas prices and such. Presidents kinda are extremely low impact on the economy and a conservative congress would typically be more to blame. Or OPEC or whatever…

It’s not like Joe Biden comes out of a Genie bottle and goes “AND NOW BREAD IS $5” and all the bread companies change their prices, right?

Both the highest and lowest gas prices based on inflation occurred during trump. I remember his first year+ when inflation was rapid because the economy was booming and gas prices were near $6, republicans mentioning repeatedly that Trump doesn’t control gas prices. They seemed to forget this fact when they plummeted to $2 because exports stopped during Covid and said “SEE CHEAPER GAS,” meanwhile our GDP was shrinking to a third of what it was in his first quarter.

If prices are going up I think it typically means demand is up so a president has a solid economy…

I’m not not suggesting price capping essential goods, but I do think you’re mistaking supply and demand from corporations as something a president has any control of.

If people are able to pay $6 for gas, as president I think you’re succeeding. Unfortunately. I’ll be the first to say housing, goods, services, food, gas, etc was all high af during Trumps first quarter and also the first to say I could afford all of that. It’s plainly a sign of a thriving economy, again, unfortunately.

When unemployment is like 4%, fluff is expensive. When unemployment is closer to 10%, fluff is cheaper. I think that’s a very simple economic lesson we learned during covid.

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Jan 14th 2024, 2:28:49

Re: RFK. I’m fine with it. His campaign folks all hung in my bars when he announced in Philly and they seem like alright folks. On a personal level, I’m good with you casting that useless vote lol.

I am curious tho, if you lived in PA, OH, MI, etc, like. Those states where it’s anyone’s ballgame between right and left if you’d still vote 3rd tho. Would you still vote for RFK as a believer there or would you vote red or blue because it is SO close?