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NickFitz
18th November 2009, 17:09
2009-11-18T17:05Z - 2009-11-18T17:08Z
Cause: unknown (but not TPD)

RichardCranium
18th November 2009, 17:14
Changing the subject slightly, presumably there's now a v4 vBulletin licence going cheap on eBay? :(

NickFitz
18th November 2009, 17:24
Changing the subject slightly, presumably there's now a v4 vBulletin licence going cheap on eBay? :(

Although administrator didn't post in TPD I've tracked down a post in one of those other threads (http://forums.contractoruk.com/light-relief/48919-test-please-delete-part-ii-post1005004.html) which refers to the closure of TPD as a short term measure.

If it had been posted in TPD, people might have known what was going on :rolleyes:

George Parr
18th November 2009, 17:45
Changing the subject slightly, presumably there's now a v4 vBulletin licence going cheap on eBay? :(

Changing the subject completely, RC you're a good chap but do you not think your new avatar is in questionable taste?

RichardCranium
18th November 2009, 17:56
Changing the subject completely, RC you're a good chap but do you not think your new avatar is in questionable taste?It had not dawned on me that it might be, no.

Should I have gone for the gold text on black stone?

realityhack
18th November 2009, 17:59
It had not dawned on me that it might be, no.

Do you think it is?
Nope.

I normally have avatars switched off, but, on this occasion, I turned them on to see what all the fuss is about.

Very good. :D

NickFitz
18th November 2009, 18:01
It had not dawned on me that it might be, no.

Do you think it is?

Poll?

I think GP's assertion is ludicrous - there is a long and honourable tradition in British visual humour of using gravestones. They turn up pretty regularly in the cartoons in Private Eye for example, and there have been innumerable examples in TV shows, such as the episode of One Foot in the Grave where a friend of Victor Meldrew surprises him with an unexpected gift - a ready-engraved headstone with the date of death left blank.

cojak
18th November 2009, 18:03
It had not dawned on me that it might be, no.

Should I have gone for the gold text on black stone?

Maybe an adornment (http://renegadeconservatoryguy.co.uk/my-headstone/) of some kind?

TheFaQQer
18th November 2009, 19:22
Changing the subject completely, RC you're a good chap but do you not think your new avatar is in questionable taste?

No, it's not.

I can change mine back to the "lightbulb" that I had the other day if that would cheer you up.

TheFaQQer
18th November 2009, 19:25
Maybe an adornment (http://renegadeconservatoryguy.co.uk/my-headstone/) of some kind?

Reminds me of this one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26445696@N04/3976121310/in/photostream/).

OwlHoot
18th November 2009, 21:04
Reminds me of this one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26445696@N04/3976121310/in/photostream/).

Very thoughtful, but it won't look so dignified when it's a dusty old relic on a skip in five years. :eyes

TheFaQQer
18th November 2009, 21:16
Very thoughtful, but it won't look so dignified when it's a dusty old relic on a skip in five years. :eyes

I hope not - it's got his ashes in it!

As a memorial, his friends and colleagues left messages on post it's stuck to the front of it (or posted through the floppy drive slot). And apparently the "Beam me up, Scotty" line was one of the last things that he said.

I wish I could come up with something as cool. I'm thinking "If Death comes near me I'll rip his tits off!!!" or just the standard "Game Over. Do you wish to continue?"

NickFitz
18th November 2009, 21:34
I wish I could come up with something as cool. I'm thinking "If Death comes near me I'll rip his tits off!!!" or just the standard "Game Over. Do you wish to continue?"

:spel


GAME OVER

YOU HAVE ACHIEVED
A HIGH SCORE!

George Parr
18th November 2009, 22:18
It had not dawned on me that it might be, no.

Fair enough. It was the line 'brutally killed aged four' that I thought was iffy, rather than the gravestone itself but hey it must just be me.




Should I have gone for the gold text on black stone?

No, too chavvy.

RichardCranium
19th November 2009, 08:36
Fair enough. It was the line 'brutally killed aged four' that I thought was iffy, rather than the gravestone itself but hey it must just be me.I did try 'brutally murdered' but to get it to fit the text was then too small to read.

BrilloPad
19th November 2009, 08:46
I did try 'brutally murdered' but to get it to fit the text was then too small to read.

Presumably "cut down in its prime" was too big too?