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Now it belongs to the ages -- /Archive 1

randomness[edit]

you could use =ROUND(RAND()*300,0) to give you a number you want right away. Works in excel and I would think in ms works (wouldnt know, i dont use crap) Nableezy (talk) 02:16, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Good point. Another user wanted to try to delete my user page, but mighty Cerejota came to the rescue. But if you really want to look at something crazy take a look at our apparently departed fellow editors page, and its history: [1], though I think he goes to far with some of the language and I could see somebody being insulted, even deeply offended, by it. In all seriousness though, those 2 quotes I took from Tiamut's talk page and those are perhaps the two sickest quotes I have ever seen. There are others that I like, a couple from Gideon Levy, a few from Uri Avnery, but those 2 pretty much sum up what I think about the proclamations about such and such group is a terrorist organization, that this is self-defense. I think I can let my actual feelings come through somewhere, and honestly that is kind of watered down as opposed to what I could write, or if somebody really makes me remove my personal commentary what I would fill up with favorite quotes from others (as is specifically allowed in the user page policy). I dont know how the politicians in Canada reacted to the initial airstrikes, but for a sample of American reactions, take a look from this clip from my news source of choice: reactions of various politicians at the end. And that is all sides of the so called political spectrum. Thats what pisses me off more than anything, I cant even vote for anybody who agrees with me on what is the most important issue in this world to me, I am forced to either vote for Ralph Nader, which is honestly equivalent to not voting, or voting for somebody who disagrees with me on this. I am willing to wait and see with Obama, but I almost started crying during the VP debate last year when Palin and Biden actually argued about which of them loves Israel more. It is the one issue here where there is no real discussion or debate on what should America be doing, the idea that such a policy is to the benefit of the American people goes unchallenged. The idea that the world would be safer if there was an actual peace deal there where basic fundamental human rights, as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are respected is never raised. That America and the rest of the Western world would be safer with a just solution applied to this conflict. I dont know if you agree or disagree with me, and I hope I havent written anything that bothers you too much, but I just read one editor again describing AI as a partisan group, and needed to rant for a bit. Feel free to delete this post as the rantings of a pothead a lil too frustrated with the world around him and a lil to high to really care about wikipedia to actually contribute, at least for a lil bit. Peace and happiness, Nableezy (talk) 03:42, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
not before elections, before drafts ;) Nableezy (talk) 19:28, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

Thanks for answering my question about "Jane" on the reference desk. I hope "Joe" takes your advice. Visit my page sometime! <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 00:29, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Also thanks for giving me the link to WikiProject Anime and Manga! <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 15:09, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for informing me of WikiProject Pokemon! By the way, I love your page. It's awesome. Simplicity is best, right? <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 23:22, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! There have been a few people who are kind of creepy, so by friendly that's wat I meant. Of course, one of them was just my classmate being funny...I am so going to get him for that. By the way, hard work pays off tomorrow, being lazy pays off now! I'm totally with you on that! <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 21:45, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't I know it. My dad has that on his office door where he works, only it's a little different. Message still gets across, though. I come and hang out here all the time instead of working on my science project. Anyway, don't you think that's the best way to live life? I certainly do. I only wish my science teacher thought that way... <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 22:13, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

It may not be a great place for making friends, but at least you guys are real. Before my only friend was Microsoft Sam and my brother. I prefer this. <(^_^)> Pokegeek42 (talk) 19:12, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Well deserved[edit]

Civility barnstar.png Civility Award
Well deserved. The world needs more civility. Sean.hoyland - talk 03:38, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
No it doesnt. The world needs more assholes, and I am sorry to say JGG you have failed the world. You too Sean, but dont worry, Ill pick up the slack, starting right aboot now. Nableezy (talk) 04:18, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
JG, there's no irony intended. It's genuine. Of course, when incivility is funny it gets a pass from me. I can't help that, it's a character flaw. So, I'm looking forward to Nab's next 'your argument is retarded'. Even Wikifan seemed to enjoy that one. Sean.hoyland - talk 08:17, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
..I'm a fan of sneaky vandalism like this example I stumbled across recently. Sean.hoyland - talk 09:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations!!!![edit]

Flag of Hamas.svg Barnstar for anti-Semitic, Islamic fanaticist, terrorist-supporting merit
Congratulations, I hereby award you this barnstar for your work in contributing to anti-Semitic, Islamic fanaticist, terrorist-supporting drivel all throughout Wikipedia. Keep it up!
Lol. How do I get one of those barnstars? Wodge (talk) 15:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

You asked for it, lets see if this gets reverted as vandalism :) Nableezy (talk) 06:05, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

yeah man, you some sort of agent working undercover trying to ban people? Nableezy (talk) 00:04, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

material support[edit]

does that mean i should cancel my upcoming trip? Nableezy (talk) 06:38, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

an article by one of my favorites, talking about your 'country' and Mr. Galloway [2] Nableezy (talk) 03:55, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

madness you say, i was like a lil girl that day, and living in this forsaken land of cheese makes it difficult to find those who shared my happiness at the events. a friend had been arguing with me what we should do to the bears general manager if he didnt do shit (again) this offseason, and the next day boom. note taken, and my dip into insanity removed Nableezy (talk) 20:45, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

chicago has a hockey team? whats hockey? Nableezy (talk) 20:58, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

i dont know about the picture, looks real enough to me, you can see the original at [3]. the red-eye in the picture and the shadows (in between his shoes seems like a real shadow) make it seem that it is a real picture. Fully enlarged it looks real, where he overlaps with the right and left guy look like it is real. Nableezy (talk) 21:16, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

time to start editing the fun stuff. If I could get one of those articles to FA or even GA that would be tight. Nableezy (talk) 04:47, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

in your face, now yell out with the rest of the chi, "Fuck Detroit!" Nableezy (talk) 21:53, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

You may not have heard, but Africa is capable of receiving satellite transmissions. It takes some work to make a dish out of the remnants left by our colonial masters, but once that is done we are good. That last game against Detroit was pretty disappointing, once the steal happened and it was 3 on 1 knew it was over. But still, fuck detroit. Nableezy (talk) 19:42, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Conference loyalty means nothing when we talk about Detroit, it remains fuck Detroit. Was an entertaining series except for game 4, we had a ton of chances last night but couldnt make them into anything. But still, I knew we werent going to beat Detroit, they play at such a higher level. If they werent from Detroit I would actually enjoy watching them play, but I cant. So go Penguins, fuck Detroit for life. Nableezy (talk) 18:36, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

bad news, for me at least. 25 years for weed? Now there is somebody who really needs to experience the pleasure of kush and chill the fuck out Nableezy (talk) 20:18, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

not yet. as far as half-assing it, that may be an acceptable, or even expected, attitude up in the not so great white north (in fact it explains a lot about Canuckistan), but not 'round here nableezy - 16:18 10.07.2009 (UTC)
uhhh, did you forget my honorary membership given to me by John Hyams? isnt that what i am supposed to do? nableezy - 08:33, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Welcome Back / Nothing New Under The Sun[edit]

on behalf of the state of Illinois[edit]

I apologize. But I hope you are not too attached, as I am considering whether or not that fits WP:BLP1E. I feel AfDs over I/P articles becoming far too boring and am looking for a change, let's see you rally the defenders of Canada to keep this article. nableezy - 04:22, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

recalling this, you'll see I am capable of going to the generic third person as well. And the first person in the same post. I just gotta step up and get all three as well as the majestic plural into a single sentence. I think with a little dedication, and a little luck, I just might be able to do it and make a name for myself. nableezy - 05:32, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Offer to Stellarkid[edit]

I offered to work with this editor on an article he suggested about denials by Israel eg of using White Phosphorus. Is there a problem cooperating across dividing lines like this? I thought his idea was quite good. If there's a pattern to this behaviour (as there is for Palestinians, see Pallywood) it would surely be quite useful. Also, I've finally decided to register an account. But I'd really like to choose a mentor from amongst people I'd not normally agree with. Would you be willing? IP86.158.184.158 (talk) 18:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

get to the point[edit]

stop bullshitting on certain pages and get to work. The blazed and the crazed are waiting on you. nableezy - 09:34, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

steiner photo[edit]

How did you find that the pic was owned by von Motesiczky charitable trust? nableezy - 02:51, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, need that info for the fair-use upload. nableezy - 03:03, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
uggh, do it yourself, show that you have a purpose here. nableezy - 07:21, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Franz Baermann Steiner[edit]

Updated DYK query On December 7, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Franz Baermann Steiner, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 06:09, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

After that astute remark at Barasana[edit]

I'll put you on the payroll for my defence in future indictments. All expenses as my attorney will be defrayed by articles on the 'real' natives of Vancouver. Best wishes for the New Year, and whatever festivities engaged in meanwhile.Nishidani (talk) 12:36, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

right away sir[edit]

Well, ok, Ill just get right on that for you. Happy Festivus. nableezy - 15:57, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Sandstein/Nableezy[edit]

Hi JGGardiner. I would like to work on two things regarding what has happened to Nableezy. One is to file an appeal of Sandstein's decision which I will begin in my user space shortly. The second, concurrent to this, would be opening a User RfC on Sandstein regading his abuse of his admin powers. I have asked Gatoclass for some advice on how to proceed. I hope he responds soon. When I have drafts up in my user space, I will be contacting you for feedback. I hope you will co-sign both the appeal and the User RfC. Also, check out Nableezy's talk page to see what has happened most recently and why these steps are absolutely necessary. Thanks. Tiamuttalk 19:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for responding JGGardiner. I found your comments were helpful, coming as they were from someone who only dabbles in I-P editing, and who has forged many a compromise on the contested article Gaza War. I'm glad Nableey filed his own appeal in the end. Looking forward to his coming back soon, and to seeing you two banter away on how to improve that article even further. Happy new year by the way. Tiamuttalk 17:14, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Progressive Canadian Party and WP:COI[edit]

Interested in doing anything about this ?. Sean.hoyland - talk 08:23, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

I feel confidant that I can provide the answer to this question. No. Actually, he might make a few snide comments that he, and only he, thinks is funny in an attempt to get other people to do something about it, but actually doing something? That's asking too much. nableezy - 08:28, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I would do something myself but I wanted the guy to spend much more time on it before I deleted it all but mostly I can't be arsed. Sean.hoyland - talk 08:37, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Really? Nobody else thinks I'm funny? --JGGardiner (talk) 10:20, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Black hole powered vehicles[edit]

The view of old home from our section. The festival since moved to downtown ...

It looks that you do not necessary need the spice to fold the space. You could do it with a small black hole as your vehicle's engine. Eschaton, though not our God, clearly warned humans : Thou shalt not violate causality within my historic light cone. Or else. Anyway, it is good to see you back and kicking! Stay cool. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 01:11, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

It appears people continue to care, see Inception. The basic father-son relationship thought would be a good approach there. Go Giants of the World! AgadaUrbanit (talk) 07:10, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Thing?[edit]

I don't follow what you mean. There is a town a couple hours from here called Wenatchee. Was their local paper used as a source?Cptnono (talk) 09:33, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh I see, tiny town doctor not Omaha. Omaha is massive compared to Omak. And Wenatchee isn't exactly known for its journalism. Apples! If you ever plan a trip to the Evergreen State, Wenatchee is within an hour or so from wine country, a faux Bavarian village, and where they filmed Northern Exposure. Man it is far out there. Cptnono (talk) 10:19, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

I didn't realize you were so close. I have fuzzy memories of doing something with my parents in Levenworth. If it is something you are into, Zillah, Washington has some decent and inexpensive wine tasting every April that is worth checking out.
A guy from Omak getting 1 third of the article is pretty interesting. Shame the link is dead since it totally peaked my curiosity.Cptnono (talk) 21:49, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Gaza War[edit]

Thanks for bringing your level-headed and policy-compliant approach to the discussion. The push by some editors to remove "Gaza Massacre" is understandable, but the source explicitly says this is how the event was known in the Arab World. By the way, one of those editors is now also trying to change Deir Yassin Massacre to "Deir Yassin Controversy."Talk:Deir_Yassin_massacre#Article.27s_title. Maybe you could have a look, this could be seen as editing with an agenda, no? Respectfully, RomaC (talk) 00:50, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

How would you suggest to continue? AgadaUrbanit (talk) 01:30, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
best rant everCptnono (talk) 04:17, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Rant-wise, Talk:Rothschild_family#A_steaming_pile was a good effort too. Sean.hoyland - talk 07:23, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
That was more ranty than you know. It started out as a longer piece which included a link to the Onion headline "Drugs win Drugs War".[4] We've done so many things wrong with that article that I was a bit upset to see that criticism for the one thing we did right. Although I have to say that even before I started writing I realized it wasn't that different than what Nableezy said about the "massacre" term, if it were named "vasjdnvfbud" instead. It is kind of ironic that the actual article title doesn't require a source as strictly as alternate names do. I'm not saying they should though. But it is a bit ironic, huh? I suppose if I was working on a different language Wikipedia I'm not sure if I could say that "Gaza War" is the English name for the conflict. Oh well, c'est la guerre. --JGGardiner (talk) 09:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Nuna's good for a fairly hilarious rant every month or so on a variety of topics. (That Rothschild rant is also Nuna - but he's hit various articles on the financial system, conspiracy theories and related topics.) Woe be to the editor that ignores his valid, highly intelligent and incredibly obvious points, lest ye be blasted further on his user page! If you're really lucky, you'll be graced with his presence for a few more days. Or, if you really want to have fun, hat his post, and see what happens next! I'll pull up a chair and start some popcorn first though - it would be a good show. Ravensfire (talk) 15:45, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. He is distinctive. I recognized him right away from his last visit to the talk page even though he was using an IP then. Although the "this article is a joke" line is quite common. There are 248 instances of that exact phrase on article talk pages. And one instance of "this article is a fucking joke" at the important Selena Gomez & the Scene discography article. --JGGardiner (talk) 20:48, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

hope you don't mind..[edit]

..my spreading your wisdom re:OR here Sean.hoyland - talk 04:10, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Monarchy of Canada[edit]

It's a bit of a coincidence that you mentioned that. It wasn't until very recently, having stumbled upon a typically lame and amusingly passionate wiki bar fight over some opinion polls, that I realised that this is a contentious issue in Canada. It may even have been at that article or a related noticeboard posting, I forget. Sean.hoyland - talk 08:33, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

  • this is "DEFINATLY" going on my 'Favourite talk page etc comments' wall of fame so thanks for that.
  • The guy is apparently living in a fantasy version of an un-Americanized UK I don't recognise. According to this the UK is McDonalds best performing major market and they get about a billion visits so that's a lot of 'do you want fries with that?'
  • The article I was thinking of was Debate on the monarchy in Canada, the 'Quotation marks around "British monarchy"?' debate on the talk page. Like most Canadians I can't get excited about republicanism when it's about the British/Canadian/Commonwealth monarchy. If you are going to have a monarchy it's a pretty harmless one to pick.

Sean.hoyland - talk 17:18, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

In your face canada[edit]

this put a grin on my face. nableezy - 15:47, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I forgot that you are one of those tools that doesnt keep the conversation on one page, so I responded on my talk. Sorry, Im sure this is very stressful for you. nableezy - 20:39, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Petey, the real McCaw?[edit]

I didn't find the Jew Watch thing when I googled him. (Though I have little doubt he might frequent the site) Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie Say Shalom! 18:18, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Ah, I only looked him up on Wikipedia. He massacred fellow Jews as well! (which, though it will sound wrong, is treated as being slightly more evil than just being a murderer, it goes against the whole concept of Jewish community and brotherhood) It's weird how some people invoke one person to justify hatred of an entire people. Hell, I hate Hitler, but I love Germans (mostly the Western ones as they are funnier). His edits as of last night appear to be linked with some of the more... fringe sites? He put something about George Soros being linked to a Nazi or something, and some of his other edits have been interesting (like the part about accusations of Sarkozy's wife being a whore). He seems a bit misguided imo.
Are there others like Kaganovich? Prime example or only example? =p He's the only actual murderous Jew I've heard of, though I'll bet there are others who have disgraced our people with similar actions. Yah I got that it was an unwarranted anti-semetic attack (maybe he thought I was calling him Swinedaffi?), but I've learned to not be offended by such things, and instead either act silly about it or (in some cases) take it one step further, both of which are surprisingly effective. Ha, ummm, actually it wasn't really a good natured reply, I was being somewhat sarcastic and at the same time communicating to him: "you do know that sort of thing is srs bsns here, right?" But if you mean I wasn't like "F U Nazi!" or something like that (reacting in such a way feeds a troll his lulz), well I only care when someone says it to my face, then I can deal with them properly. ;)
He does seem like a fun fellow for light trolling though (used to be one of my favourite internet pastimes) when he steps out of line, though it should only ever be well within the limits of the rules of course, and not disruptive to the process of editing. =) Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie Say Shalom! 21:57, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Snow is melting[edit]

Welcome back! Hope the snow has melted already. Hope you'd appreciate a geek joke like this. Stay well. AgadaUrbanit (talk) 09:49, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

gaza[edit]

Yo. I know you are kidding here, at least I think I know, but an uninvolved admin when closing the discussion may not, and may make a certain assumption as to your view on the actual matter up for discussion. If you would be so kind as to clarify your comment as either a belief that such a name should be included or not, it would be most appreciated. Thanks, nableezy - 22:30, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Your thoughts[edit]

Your thoughts were so dang clever that they made my hair hurt. Me and my pal Randy are so going to start an article showing how the Goose barnacle is the chrysalis of the Barnacle Goose. Will you promise to support it for featured article status?  – OhioStandard (talk) 00:26, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

I would support your article. I have an idea for a Venn diagram that would make a good illustration. --JGGardiner (talk) 10:40, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
(I copied your post to my talk, here, to just above.) Glad my lights were of service. I'm sure you do have a top-drawer, absolute corker of an idea. If it's better than I expect, as I expect it will be, there might be a barnacle star in it for you! (Cue sound of wolves or dogs howling in background, plaintively, in evident distress.) Ahem!  – OhioStandard (talk) 12:53, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Vancouver[edit]

That is a very important foundation story, and one the city can be proud of, more proud than Romans who go back to two brats sucking milk from a wolf's teats (it determined the following 2,700 years of Italian politics). In fact most people I know (that's, uh, a handful) who've been there say it is one of the most civilized places on earth, just as San Francisco is the only civilized place in the US. Too cold though to grow grapes for a wine-press I gather, though, which is the big thing about where I live. Cheers pal.Nishidani (talk) 08:21, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

New source[edit]

I added a new source to the talkpage, could you comment on it? --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 10:36, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Really, I am. Well, unless this was you. But really, when you lose you are supposed to go home and drink yourself into a stupor, quietly. You riot when you win. Canada, always on some backwards shit. nableezy - 12:57, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

But since you lost, Im thinking I shouldnt be required to keep a losing team's colors on my userpage. Any objection to my removing the Canuckistani colors? nableezy - 18:01, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

self D rated extension of the hippocratic oath[edit]

'If you can do no good, at least do no harm.' Hippocrates.

I had those words chipped in stone over the front door. But they so troubled my patients and their parents that I had them chipped away again. [1]

References

Hey[edit]

Nice to see you as well. Did you go to the CFL alumni dinner? I never thought watching two seventy year old men brawl would be as hilarious as it was. nableezy - 19:25, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I wasn't there, so who was JGG brawling with?Nishidani (talk) 19:50, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
If I were to guess, I would say that JGG was the one getting knocked out here. No offense JGG, but you seem more like the cane swinging type then the right cross to the jaw type. nableezy - 20:14, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Nah, that's okay. Who brings a flower to a cane fight anyway? I was actually in California when it happened but a number of people directed me to the youtube clip. --JGGardiner (talk) 21:59, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

turrible[edit]

Yall should ban Neverest from singing the national anthem. nableezy - 00:33, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Soon, a bit busy elsewhere for the time being. But yall really need to have a referendum on allowing them to represent you to the world. Ida been furious if they were singing baladi baladi. nableezy - 20:01, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Hope all's well[edit]

So busy I miss little things. Just noted your comeback to Nab up at my page, and the allusion to your experience with hospitals. Do hope all went well. Best wishes, pal. Nishidani (talk) 21:52, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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