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Religion
4 (36.4%)
Pollyticks
7 (63.6%)

Votes: 11

Author Topic: The P.R. poll

Humbug

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The P.R. poll
« on: April 24, 2021 »
IF YER LOOKIN TER VOTE YER TOO LATE - VOTIN CLOSED MAYDAY AT HIGH NOON GMT+1

Well, now I want ter say a big fank you ter Chompsky fer indulgin me thoughts thus far, wiv me guest posts in yer rabtastic mm-mm-mm blog. I reckon we av got at least 3 readers at this point, an that is not includin the P.A.   

Since I can actcherly count up ter 3 (apologies ter Richard Adams, but I'm workin on it) I fink this is a good moment fer furver reflection. 

We av explored sum ideas ov langwich an logic an now I would like ter run sumfing a bit controversial innit, avin sort ov covered the bases. But I don't wanna go off on one yet. I want ter seek sum feedback from the luvverly readers first becos then it is more interactive innit - which is nice.

On the one hand I mite do the weird an wunderful subjec ov religion, an on the uvver hand I mite do the many-faced world ov pollyticks.

An fank you readers fer yer most innerestin contributions an all the uvver stuff!

sam

Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021 »
Genuinely 50/50, I had to flip a coin.



To ensure the ultimate of accuracy, I went with the best of three. Heads (“In God We Trust” - religion, of course) won.

Humbug

  • London's hard-boiled black'n'white sweetie
Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021 »
Hmmm - wiv 3 sides ter every coin yer could've got a tie.

Heard the one about doubtin Thomas?

sam

Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021 »
You mean that guy from Missouri?

Humbug

  • London's hard-boiled black'n'white sweetie
Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021 »
Actcherly I wos finkin more ov this bloke -



I don't fink this is a spoiler becos tho me views on religion will natcherly include a bit ov the local hegemony I am takin a broader view innit. I am rarver keen on the funk parallels.


Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021 »
Thank you for allowing us to vote, though if it were my poll I would be wary of extending the franchise beyond Puritans.

Humbug

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Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021 »
Knucks Oliver!

I see yer annuvver poor geezer wot's avin a bit ov trouble wiv the 'lockdown barnet'. This is one ov the advantages ov bein a rab.

Rabs in general don't make an habit ov votin per se - we av uvver meffods. Owever fer the duration ov this poll I am willin ter 'go wiv the flow'. If it wos an extremely complicatered choice like punks v. hippies v. soulboys or sumfing I mite av more reservations.

Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021 »
I have added Get Lucky to my playlist.

Humbug

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Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2021 »
Wotcha Ludwig,

I am rarver intrigued by yer contribution. I ope yer don't mind if I indulge in a little thought experiment. Assumin that yer voted, wot is a reasonable assumption, statisticly speakin, then I kno that yer voted 'religion' innit.

Therefore I fink we can conclude eivver a) yer a provocateur b) yer possess a curiosity about stuff wot is immaterial or c) sum uvver possibly random element is at work. I would need furver evidence ter make a punt at which - care ter elaborate?

Mary Wollstonecraft

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Re: The P.R. poll
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2021 »
I can't speak for Ludwig, but we did have a curious encounter in The Slaughtered Lamb last night which may or may not shed light on this.

It started when he took the stool next to me at the bar. "Knock-knock," he said.

"Who's there?" I answered, playing along almost against my will.

"Ludwig," he said.

This was already getting tired, but at least we were on the home stretch. "Ludwig who?"

At this point he twirled around on his stool in what I presumed was as a wind-up to his killer punch line, then toppled over, jostling the man next to him and causing him to spill part of his drink. That was Audubon, who had earlier bragged to his wingman that he could "pull a bird" (guess who) in no time then promptly struck out.

I helped Ludwig up and he dusted himself off. "So a horny orinthologist, a protofeminist, and an analytic philosopher walk into a pub," he then offered, somewhat bewildering me. At this Audubon, having been glaring into his half empty glass and now primed for a fight, took exception and suggested the two meet in the parking lot.

"How many owls does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" said Ludwig by way of reply. The entire pub fell silent, whether by coincidence or because they were genuinely intrigued, I'll never know. He then donned Audubon's hat and walked out. Audubon glared at his back but made no move to follow, nonplussed and perhaps disarmed by the man's inscrutableness.

The bartender examined the stein he was polishing. "Isn't that the bloke who once suggested a serious and philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes?"

It's true, I'd read that. Was his string of half-witticisms a provocative philosophical experiment? A comment on the human condition? Or plain old forgetfulness? The bartender shrugged his shoulders: "Beats me."