Rear View Screenwriters' -&- in front of camera people, directors, lighting techs, film score composers, et al, Trivia Fomentation Utility If I build it & you don't persistently visit/ try-&-see-this-(& next)-time/ get-fed-up/ return/ uncontrolled infinite recursion loop == participate! so as to build a creative Commune Portal they won't come. "and if" [William S. Burroughs] (Courtesy of ESP)
-NEWS- 24 JAN 07 You can relate your own information on IRC trivia to me [Ezra_Rome in the GAMES! Let them begin!] at Ask The Admin. But this is a fantastically better trivia game channel than most (not so easy as "teej123") with well seasoned playing attitudes. It does not need "good enough answer"
features; far, far better than what we had been recommending; and which
server, network, and channel we no longer use (that Italian one that couldn't decide what City-named server they were on [read: obfuscation]) nor
do we recommend you bother. Femme fatale person there was rather not too genuine in our view. And too much come-on look at my "site" demimonde salaciousness queen wannabe intrusive pop-up arrogance, in our well-informed opinion.
Nota Bene: You can use the freejavachat.com Java Conferencing Utility (as we think of it in the Igloo) to form your own personal, private, or group rooms. Use a real email address -- but no registration is required -- none -- you can start right in on any IRC channel if you know the address, the server and the #room.
You may want to Google to "find 'IRC channels'" in your area of interest, then bring the address back here. I'll post more NickServ commands for noobies. The server owners have never, to my knowledge or experience, given out or sold any personal data. Nobody has ever bothered my email address that I could trace to these folks. Please email us, as well, if you know a great trivia or word-jumble IRC channel. Or post a new forum topic at Candelabra Barricade, our CMS portal in formation.
The Java IRC client below is good for (legal) meetings, etc...
We/They have a Clean Use Policy. For windows, I would suggest looking into downloading a non-Java client, 'KVIrc', say -- it's my favorite when I can't use Linux's BitchX. KVIrc is superb, easy self-installing, and free (open source). Google will find it for you.
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Get ball rolling; for trivia use example on top, or for
your own private (or not-so) chat room, enter another name,
say #Hugo (just as they appear:)
To identify yourself as a registered nick for trivia points,
type this: /msg NickServ identify yourOWNpassword [enter]
/nick newname -- Change your nickname
/join #newroom -- Create a new room or join an existing room
/action message -- Sends an action (red) message
/whois nick -- Shows you information about this nickname
/topic new topic -- Changes the topic (if allowed)
/list -- Updates the room list
/quit -- Leave the chat and disconnect from the server
/sound sound message Sends a sound and a message
The sound will only be heard by others using the
java client. Some common sounds are: bell,
laugh, gong, moo, crash, flush, knock and
Like Hugo (in Eugene O'Neill's, -The Iceman Cometh-) you are abstemious of nothing except velleities; and we understand that could this explain the success of The Cabaret Voltaire Groups dramatically galvanic dynamic Club Pi HHB Writers & TALENT Game Room? Walden Cranwel Delibra
Blinking around at them. As the
laughter dies he speaks in his
giggling, wheedling manner, as
if he were playfully teasing
children) Laugh leedle bourgeois
monkey-faces! Laugh like fools,
leedle stupid peoples! (his tone
suddenly changes to one of gut-
teral soapbox denunciation and
he pounds on the table with a
small fist) I vill laugh too!
But I vill laugh last! I vill
laugh at you! (he declaims his
favorite quotation) "The days
grow hot O Babylon! 'Tis cool
beneath thy villow trees!" (They
all hoot him down in a chorus of
amused jeering. HUGO is not
offended. This is evidently their
customary reaction. He giggles
good-naturedly. HICKEY sleeps
on. They have all forgotten their
uneasiness about him now and ignore
What are you talking about? You're
Don't try to kid me, Little Boy.
I'm a good salesmanso damned
good the firm was glad to take me
back after every drunk and
what made me good was I could
size up anyone. (Frowningly
puzzled again) But I don't
see(Suddenly breezily good-
natured) Never mind. I can
tell you're having trouble with
yourself and I'll be glad to do
anything I can to help a friend
Woe unto you who join house to
house, who join estate to estate,
to deprive your neighbour. Will
you dwell all alone upon the earth?
Isaiah (circa 700 BC)
Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them
collide until pairs interlocked, so
to speak, making a stable combination.
fr. Sir James George Frazer's
The Golden Bough
(good abbrev.[!] details?)
As practised by the Greeks of Asia
Minor in the sixth century before
our era, the custom of the scapegoat
was as follows. When a city suffered
from plague, famine, or other public
calamity, an ugly or deformed person
was chosen to take upon himself all
the evils which afflicted the commun-
He was brought to a suitable place
(my emphasis WB.MSTR.ED), where dried
figs, a barley loaf, and cheese were
put into his hand. These he ate. Then
he was beaten seven times upon his
genital organs with squills and branches
of the wild fig and other trees, while
the flutes played a particular tune.
Afterwards he was burned on a pyre built
of the wood of forest trees; and his
ashes were cast into the sea.
Aw, fer Chris' sake, don't get dat
bughouse bum started!
(Raises his head and peers at ROCKY
blearily through his thick spectacles
in a gutteral declamatory tone) Capital-
ist swine! Bourgeois stool pigeons! Have
the slaves no right to sleep even? (Then
he grins at ROCKY and his manner changes
to a giggling, wheedling playfulness, as
though he were talking to a child) Hello,
leedle Rocky! Leedle monkey face! Vere is
your leedle slave girls? (With an abrupt
change to a bullying tone) Don't be a
fool! Loan me a dollar! Damned bourgeois
Wop! Buy me a trink! (He seems to run down,
and is overcome by drowsiness. His head
sinks to the table again and he is at once
The United Arab Emirates participated with
the international coalition against Iraq
during the Persian Gulf War (1991) and since
then has expanded its international contacts
Copyright (c) 2003 Columbia University Press.
It is proper to every gathering that the
gatherers assemble to coordinate their efforts
to the sheltering; only when they have gathered
together with that end in view do they begin to
Martin Heidegger, Logos
Ultimately the case against ethics can be answered only
by demonstrating how moral problems are amenable to so-
lution by rational methods. In any particular case the
right course of action is the one that is backed by the
best reasons. James Rachels
Ethics in Hard Times Ed. by Arthur C. Caplan and Daniel
Callahan. The Hastings Center, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY /
Plenum Press 1981 New York
pleonasm \PLEE-uh-naz-uhm\, noun:
1. The use of more words than are necessary to express an
idea; as, "I saw it with my own eyes."
2. An instance or example of pleonasm.
3. A superfluous word or expression.
Dougan uses many words where few would do, as if pleonasm
were a way of wringing every possibility out of the
material he has, and stretching sentences a form of
spreading the word.
--Paula Cocozza, "Book review: How Dynamo Kiev beat the
Luftwaffe," Independent, March 2, 2001
Such a phrase from President Nixon's era, much favored by
politicians, is "at this moment in time." Presumably these
five words mean "now." That pleonasm probably does little
harm except, perhaps, to the reputation of the speaker.
--Eoin McKiernan, "Last Word: Special Relationships," Irish
America, August 31, 1994
Pleonasm is from Greek pleonasmos, from pleon, "greater,
Synonyms: circumlocution, periphrasis, redundancy, tautology.
Find more at Thesaurus.com.