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Posted: 8/21/2005 11:16:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 11:17:15 PM EDT by corrodedconscience]
with a live human being. Just thought I'd let you know. It was kinda refreshing. Of course, I didn't have any smilies to use - I only had my face for expressions. I couldn't type LOL either, I actually had to laugh out loud for real. And the feedback was immediate, AND I had to take into account other variables of communication like body gestures and tonal inflection.


We were talking about how people are slowly substituting real relationships with virtual ones.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:17:58 PM EDT
Did you draw down?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:22:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:
Did you draw down?


I hope he did, or this thread is worthless
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:23:48 PM EDT
Posting on a forum is so much easier.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:25:13 PM EDT
How is your shrink?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:26:45 PM EDT
This live one-on-one thing is too complicated. Too many nuances. And you have to make eye contact! hock.gif
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:28:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
And you have to make eye contact!



Oh god No!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:29:04 PM EDT
Face to Face in the Big Blue Room?

<shudder>





Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:30:48 PM EDT
Damn how did people communicate before the internet?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:33:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Damn how did people communicate before the internet?



Letters and telegraph..
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:34:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Damn how did people communicate before the internet?



Letters and telegraph..




So freakin slow.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:36:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Face to Face in the Big Blue Room?

<shudder>

hr



I don't spend enough time in the Big Room.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:09:21 AM EDT
I met my wife on the net. Big Grin, She's hawt y0.


Her with our then 5 week old pit bull.


And I didn't have to spend all that damn money and time cruising bars for her. The internet is a wonderful thing.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:13:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
I met my wife on the net. Big Grin, She's hawt y0.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/dustyc/183a.jpg
Her with our then 5 week old pit bull.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/dustyc/Bowan.jpg

And I didn't have to spend all that damn money and time cruising bars for her. The internet is a wonderful thing.





So are you the guy in the first pic?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:18:48 AM EDT
yep, that fat bastard is me, and I'm grinnin like a retard cause I'm on the beach in Jamaica about an hour after I married her. And I'd drank a lil to much champagne at the reception, and it was about 90 degrees and going from Arkansas in march to 90 degree's on the beach leaves NO time for acclimation.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:20:11 AM EDT
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:21:51 AM EDT
ur point?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:47:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
with a live human being. Just thought I'd let you know. It was kinda refreshing. Of course, I didn't have any smilies to use - I only had my face for expressions. I couldn't type LOL either, I actually had to laugh out loud for real. And the feedback was immediate, AND I had to take into account other variables of communication like body gestures and tonal inflection.


We were talking about how people are slowly substituting real relationships with virtual ones.



27 posts.

Why was it refreshing? Sounds like you don't spend much time online.

There are people on this forum who need a life, but apparently not you.

Anyway, I'm glad you had a real encounter....hopefully it wasn't a bath house or stall of a men's room in a park....cause those aren't really better than the net.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:57:17 AM EDT
I...like...pie?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:29:11 AM EDT
didnt take long for this thread to get twisted around!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:35:18 AM EDT
WTF?

Max
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:18:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick



You remind me of Clean Cut.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:22:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick



You remind me of Clean Cut.




Oh crap. I don;t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:33:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick



You remind me of Clean Cut.



I'm thinking that it is Clean Cut.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:42:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick



You remind me of Clean Cut.



I'm thinking that it is Clean Cut.




I'll put a Dollar on that!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:00:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick



You remind me of Clean Cut.



I'm thinking that it is Clean Cut.




I'll put a Dollar on that!





Who is Clean Cut?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:04:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick




What possible reason is there to post that?

What's wrong with you?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:05:41 PM EDT
hell I actually prefer the face to face to this cyber stuff, that way if someone pisses me off I can thump the hell outta them, instead of banter back and forth on the net like a couple of women.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:05:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick




What possible reason is there to post that?

What's wrong with you?




Hell I must have been a little drunk.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:05:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
Take this in a nice way - you're both kinda thick




What possible reason is there to post that?

What's wrong with you?

I don't let assinine children get to me. I appreciate it though.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:06:59 PM EDT
Hey man look at the time I posted that.



Eh I was rude.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:11:30 PM EDT
Technology has really made the art of communication an impersonal thing.

In the past, you call a business, you'd either get the person you wished to speak with or a receptionist type who'd direct your call to them.

Now, you call a business and you'll likely hear this:

"Good afternoon, thank you for calling Initech. For ordering, press 1. For customer service, press 2. For a blowjob, press 3."

Whereas we use to meet a person we wanted to speak with, or at the very least give them a call, now we communicate by typing stuff in little square boxes with weird looking icons and faces tossed in for effect.

Or, we send text messages via phone.

My goodness, we humans sure are gadget freaks. I bet that by the year 2025, we'll have invented an electronically controlled arm that can be bolted to our toilet bowls that will wipe our asses for us on command and will be called into action by way of voice activation.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:50:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By corrodedconscience:
with a live human being. Just thought I'd let you know. It was kinda refreshing. Of course, I didn't have any smilies to use - I only had my face for expressions. I couldn't type LOL either, I actually had to laugh out loud for real. And the feedback was immediate, AND I had to take into account other variables of communication like body gestures and tonal inflection.


We were talking about how people are slowly substituting real relationships with virtual ones.



If I'm going to actually talk to a live person, I better get pie.
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