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    If I Could Have A Moment of Your Time...

    If I may interject here, I'd like to point out something I think the group will find relevant, or if not relevant, at least somewhat interesting, regarding the ongoing discussion.

    Well, to be honest, I doubt the group will actually find it interesting, since technically, it doesn't pertain to the current topic. What I'm trying to get across, if I can have your attention for just a minute or two, is that I have nothing to say.

    If you'll give me a chance to finish my point, I'll be able to explain. I mean, I hate to be rude, but I don't like to be interrupted when I'm in the middle of trying to say something, even if that thing has no value at all. I mean, I've been sitting here listening to all of you go on and on about every little thing. I would think you could do me the same courtesy by allowing me to dominate the conversation for a moment.

    Let me begin by asking you a few questions: Don't I have as much right as anyone else at this meeting to be the center of attention? Why should I be punished because I have nothing to add about rising energy costs, plummeting revenues, and...all that other stuff?

    Why shouldn't I be allowed to spin 10 or 20 meaningless paragraphs of hollow verbiage to bolster my self-esteem? Ladies and gentlemen, the fact of the matter is that I enjoy talking. Correction: I have a desperate, pathological need to talk and, more importantly, to be heard by other people. Furthermore, and I believe this notion to be of the utmost importance in understanding my overall lack of a point, I am extremely good at talking for extended periods of time, to which I might add...

    Excuse me! I'm speaking here! Thank you. To begin again, to which I might add, in addition to these abilities that I just mentioned, I have also my verbosity, discursiveness, and long-windedness, to say nothing of my ability to string together three synonymous, redundant, and repetitive terms in a row, as I just did, twice in the same sentence; all of this is of paramount importance to the point I am trying to make...

    Excuse me! Will you at least let me finish my sentence?! What was I saying? Well, it couldn't have been important. At the end of the day, I'm sure you'll agree that what it all comes down to is not so much that it all comes down to anything, but that it comes down to nothing.

    In summary, I have no summary. And in conclusion, I have no conclusion. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my opportunity to speak. For now I have had a chance to speak, and you have all listened to me. Having said that, I would like to add that, though it may go without saying, I welcome any responses you may have to what I've just said, or more precisely, not said, here today. I am open to any such comments at this time. All right, then. You have the floor.

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    is he Kerux in disguise ?

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    i thought it was you kidneystone
    Justice is the one thing you should always find
    You got to saddle up your boys
    You got to draw a hard line
    When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
    We’ll all meet back at the local saloon
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffer
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    Mate I'm a fucking genius and my posts are coated in gold...you and I both know this is true You miserable Scottish git


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    And the point of the OP ?

    Hooad, aren't you back in Canada? What up?

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    Pssst! come here.
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    I got this off theonion.com.

    Could this be a new function of English? As in rhetorical, circumlatory, evasive, meaningless, formulaic hot-air English? You here so much of this these days, from politicians, sociologists, in speeches and presentations, etc.

    10 years ago (here in Canada) it was "the inner child." That died and now we have "issues" instead of "problems," etc.

    Sad (but unlikely) if our Ss ever end up talking like this!

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    Sorry I'm late for the meeting, chaps, the traffic was a prick. Have I missed anything important?
    Or would you like to swing on a star?

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    blackjack, did you come in on sukhumvit? isn't it dreadful?

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    Absolutely outrageous, more cars, buses and bikes than you could poke a stick at, my buffalo nearly had heart failure. Now, any memos or announcements that I've missed?

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    i think we've just got through item 1....."minutes of the last meeting"
    ..did you get time to grab a coffee? i think you're ok for a bit. there's coffee and hobnobs in the corridoor.

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    I nominate Hootad Binky for the US Senate

    “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” ~ Lord Acton

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    Is this meeting almost over?

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    The OP is a good example, overdone of course, of time wasters. Such as

    "At this point in time"- equals "Now"

    "In my humble/not so humble opinion" - we didn't think your statements were divine or factual in the first place

    "Well now, what I'd like to say is ..." - just say it, don't tell us you'll say it

    Other examples of time fillers?
    "The times I've been mistaken, it's impossible to say" - by the Moody Blues

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