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#1 Feb 07 2013 at 11:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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So, as part of their bailout, the Greek government was told it needed to privatize a lot of its government owned stuff. Everything from banks to the national lottery had to go on the auction block, to the highest bidder, as part of the IMF's requirements for the loans.

The problem is, no one wants to buy. No one in the EU or Greece itself, anyway. China and Russia are all over it, however, and that has the rest of the EU eyeing the sales warily.

I wonder, though, who did the IMF think was going to try to buy the stuff they Greeks were supposed to get rid of? Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley? Bill Gates? Angela Merkel?

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Greece is such a mess no one wants to buy any of it? Smiley: dubious

I'm shocked.
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I guess my main question is how big was the "Garage Sale" sign, and if they used balloons and streamers.

I guess it would be a ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ, huh. And no, not accurate at all.

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ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ = RAPARE EAVE = Raper Eve? Hmm...

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Clearly it says "reaper eave", which means "deadly overhang", which translates to "killer hangover". It's so OBVIOUS.
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On the other hand having Zam assume that every random thought that pops into your head is excellent is its own giddy thrill. Smiley: grin

Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown
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You could just rate up everything I post. Just in case I rated you up.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 9:34pm by Aethien
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The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.

On the other hand having Zam assume that every random thought that pops into your head is excellent is its own giddy thrill. Smiley: grin

Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown

Zam thinks all your posts are excellent+

Seriously you've gotten too many rateups.
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But I would! Smiley: sly

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I'm livid that Samira got a perfunctory and superfluous rate-up for piggy-backing on my joke, while I got bupkis.

Not that I'm unused to going unappreciated for my contributions. I mean, I'm worth at least 2.6 someproteinguys. Where'd he get his Guruship, eh? Probably some game-specific forum, I bet, where they give 'em out like they're nothing.

Smiley: bah

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Sometimes I do, other times I don't. I'd like to do it more, but it took be a while to get used to you being green, and I'm not sure I'm ready for red yet. Smiley: frown

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Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown

Zam thinks all your posts are excellent+

Seriously you've gotten too many rateups.


What comes after guru anyway? You know since we have more than 4 stars now, why not just break down another barrier? Smiley: wink
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Any time I want to rate either of you guys up, I just rate gbaji down instead.


Haha. That's... wait a minute! Smiley: motz
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Any time I want to rate either of you guys up, I just rate gbaji down instead.
Weird. When I feel like rating gbaji down, I rate up someone else instead.
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I mean, I'm worth at least 2.6 someproteinguys. Where'd he get his Guruship, eh? Probably some game-specific forum, I bet, where they give 'em out like they're nothing.


WoW hunter forum. So basically you can blame Xsarus and Aethien for it. Smiley: wink

Also, a lot of people who aren't here anymore. Now that I suddenly have the urge to look back... Smiley: frown


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Did you really? Damn... I don't think I remember anything from before the BDT anymore.
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Smiley: lol

Olde. Smiley: wink

Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.

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Olde. Smiley: wink
Nah, alcohol more like.

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Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.
I don't think I ever downvoted people much in there, still, good times eh?


Edit: Holy crap, I just noticed that you have 6k posts Protein. How the bloody hell did you do that? I thought you had like, 2k or something.

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$10 or I karma camp your green arrow until you're default excellent.

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Olde. Smiley: wink
Nah, alcohol more like.

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Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.
I don't think I ever downvoted people much in there, still, good times eh?


That's how I remember it. You rarely downrated people, more likely just called them #$%^ing idiots or some variety thereof (I don't remember you being nearly as bad as Theo though). People then got grumpy and lashed out, which led to karma bombing.

It was entertaining to watch.
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Edit: Holy crap, I just noticed that you have 6k posts Protein. How the bloody hell did you do that? I thought you had like, 2k or something.
Smiley: spam
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pls, no. Spam is horrible.
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How did you have it? So many people have it plain or cooked on a camp stove or something. Just wrong.

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It was used in mac and cheese of sorts. And I'm afraid there's a shortage of Hawaiians here, I think it may be the weather that scares them off.
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How did you have it? So many people have it plain or cooked on a camp stove or something. Just wrong.

Marry a Hawaiian, they do good things with spam.


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What comes after guru anyway? You know since we have more than 4 stars now, why not just break down another barrier? Smiley: wink


Admin usually. Thats a rare spawn though.
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What comes after guru anyway? You know since we have more than 4 stars now, why not just break down another barrier? Smiley: wink


Admin usually. Thats a rare spawn though.

Not sure I could take that step. Last time I started working for Zam was traumatic enough. The secret passwords. The mad cackling; creepy allusions to fresh meat. Then of course blacking out and waking up on the sofa 2 hours later somehow holding a booklet with 'ZAM' written on it in big black letters.

The things contained in that writer's guide, it was inhuman...

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Yeah, sorry about that. The cackling thing is for the evil laugh of the year contest. Also, we sold your kidneys while you were blacked out. It's ok though, we replaced them with an aquarium filter. Just remember to change the carbon pouches.
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$10 or I karma camp your green arrow until you're default excellent.

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That's like 50 pence, right? Sold!
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Haha. That's... wait a minute! Smiley: motz


Hm, one of your better posts. But it's already excellent.

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Aw damn I missed all the spam fun. Smiley: bah

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