View Poll Results: The Commander of the Massassi Pretentious Patrol is:

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  • Reid.

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  • Reverend Jones.

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Thread: Massassi Bread Parade: The Pretentious Patrol

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Massassi Bread Parade: The Pretentious Patrol

    Sincerity Mode: This is not a malicious, hateful or insulting-by-intent thread, I just like poking fun at these two guys for their wacky thread derailings, especially lately in the Trump thread.

    END OF SINCERITY MODE

    You know them, you might love them, but you've definitely seen them cite the thoughts of a famous German mental patient when discussing just about any topic imaginable!

    Who is the indisputable leader of the Massassi Temple Pretentious Patrol? Is it Reverend Jones (who I still suspect to actually be moneyobie in disguise) or Reid (who I still suspect to actually be Reid in disguise)?

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    ^^vv<><>BASTART
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    I'll take the title, I deserve it.

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    So, wait... Does this mean that my lengthy soliloquies on Sophocles and Kant so obviously possess intellectual merit that I couldn't possibly be called pretentious?

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Dude, you suddenly reappeared in late 2016 and while you've been quite active ever since, the Pretentious Patrol Commander Duo have been at it for the past few years.

    Oh, and it's not solely about the content of de POSTE PRETENTIOSO, it's a lot about where you do it.
    Last edited by Nikumubeki; 07-11-2017 at 11:46 AM.

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    ^^vv<><>BASTART
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    Looks like you gotta post some more to get caught up, Eversor

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    Hmph!!

    How dare you question my Massassi credibility! I was cleaving sectors when you were...

    probably...

    about the same age as me!

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    I was the first person to ever reach 5000 posts on this forum, so...

    I'm kind of a big deal.
    Last edited by Eversor; 07-11-2017 at 12:06 PM.

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    I feel like I care about this thread more than I should.

    For what it's worth I sometimes look at the stuff I write here with some revulsion. But because it strikes me as obscure and fanciful more than it does pretentious. There is I guess the pretense that I am being clearer than I am actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki;1201869.
    Oh, and it's not solely about the content of de POSTE PRETENTIOSO, it's a lot about where you do it.
    Well I'm guilty of that! This site is my personal blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    So, wait... Does this mean that my lengthy soliloquies on Sophocles and Kant so obviously possess intellectual merit that I couldn't possibly be called pretentious?
    I believe that is correct.

    You gotta drop a bunch of names while remaining clear as mud.

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    If I am pretentious, then so is William Blake

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.

    A robin redbreast in a cage
    Puts all heaven in a rage.

    A dove-house fill'd with doves and pigeons
    Shudders hell thro' all its regions.
    A dog starv'd at his master's gate
    Predicts the ruin of the state.

    A horse misused upon the road
    Calls to heaven for human blood.
    Each outcry of the hunted hare
    A fibre from the brain does tear.

    A skylark wounded in the wing,
    A cherubim does cease to sing.
    The game-cock clipt and arm'd for fight
    Does the rising sun affright.

    Every wolf's and lion's howl
    Raises from hell a human soul.

    The wild deer, wand'ring here and there,
    Keeps the human soul from care.
    The lamb misus'd breeds public strife,
    And yet forgives the butcher's knife.

    The bat that flits at close of eve
    Has left the brain that won't believe.
    The owl that calls upon the night
    Speaks the unbeliever's fright.

    He who shall hurt the little wren
    Shall never be belov'd by men.
    He who the ox to wrath has mov'd
    Shall never be by woman lov'd.

    The wanton boy that kills the fly
    Shall feel the spider's enmity.
    He who torments the chafer's sprite
    Weaves a bower in endless night.

    The caterpillar on the leaf
    Repeats to thee thy mother's grief.
    Kill not the moth nor butterfly,
    For the last judgement draweth nigh.

    He who shall train the horse to war
    Shall never pass the polar bar.
    The beggar's dog and widow's cat,
    Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.

    The gnat that sings his summer's song
    Poison gets from slander's tongue.
    The poison of the snake and newt
    Is the sweat of envy's foot.

    The poison of the honey bee
    Is the artist's jealousy.

    The prince's robes and beggar's rags
    Are toadstools on the miser's bags.
    A truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.

    It is right it should be so;
    Man was made for joy and woe;
    And when this we rightly know,
    Thro' the world we safely go.

    Joy and woe are woven fine,
    A clothing for the soul divine.
    Under every grief and pine
    Runs a joy with silken twine.

    The babe is more than swaddling bands;
    Every farmer understands.
    Every tear from every eye
    Becomes a babe in eternity;

    This is caught by females bright,
    And return'd to its own delight.
    The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar,
    Are waves that beat on heaven's shore.

    The babe that weeps the rod beneath
    Writes revenge in realms of death.
    The beggar's rags, fluttering in air,
    Does to rags the heavens tear.

    The soldier, arm'd with sword and gun,
    Palsied strikes the summer's sun.
    The poor man's farthing is worth more
    Than all the gold on Afric's shore.

    One mite wrung from the lab'rer's hands
    Shall buy and sell the miser's lands;
    Or, if protected from on high,
    Does that whole nation sell and buy.

    He who mocks the infant's faith
    Shall be mock'd in age and death.
    He who shall teach the child to doubt
    The rotting grave shall ne'er get out.

    He who respects the infant's faith
    Triumphs over hell and death.
    The child's toys and the old man's reasons
    Are the fruits of the two seasons.

    The questioner, who sits so sly,
    Shall never know how to reply.
    He who replies to words of doubt
    Doth put the light of knowledge out.

    The strongest poison ever known
    Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
    Nought can deform the human race
    Like to the armour's iron brace.

    When gold and gems adorn the plow,
    To peaceful arts shall envy bow.
    A riddle, or the cricket's cry,
    Is to doubt a fit reply.

    The emmet's inch and eagle's mile
    Make lame philosophy to smile.
    He who doubts from what he sees
    Will ne'er believe, do what you please.

    If the sun and moon should doubt,
    They'd immediately go out.
    To be in a passion you good may do,
    But no good if a passion is in you.

    The whore and gambler, by the state
    Licensed, build that nation's fate.
    The harlot's cry from street to street
    Shall weave old England's winding-sheet.

    The winner's shout, the loser's curse,
    Dance before dead England's hearse.

    Every night and every morn
    Some to misery are born,
    Every morn and every night
    Some are born to sweet delight.

    Some are born to sweet delight,
    Some are born to endless night.

    We are led to believe a lie
    When we see not thro' the eye,
    Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
    When the soul slept in beams of light.

    God appears, and God is light,
    To those poor souls who dwell in night;
    But does a human form display
    To those who dwell in realms of day.

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    Somehow I don't think I just helped my case.

    OTOH, +5 to my post-count, so w00t

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    Admiral of Awesome
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    dwnq

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    Where is the option for Ban FGR
    sniff

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    then so is William Blake
    what's his postcount

    is he moneyobie

    aren't you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    what's his postcount

    is he moneyobie

    aren't you
    Do you, of all Massassians, really want to bring postcounts / spamming into this?

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    I'm kind of a big deal.
    Look, Reid and Reverend Jones are the High Commanders of the Pretentious Patrol (OR judging by the current poll results, Reid alone - Reverend can be the Co-Pope or sth), you can be the Urine d'État sécrétant.

  19. #19

    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    Do you, of all Massassians, really want to bring postcounts / spamming into this?
    what's my postcount

    am i moneyobie

    aren't you

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    15,859

  21. #21
    Honestly this thread has left me speechless

    I mean, being inducted into a Massassi Pretentious Patrol is kinda awkward. The whole notion feels pretentious, even.

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    Would it make you feel better to know that I've been referring to you and Reid as the [something] of the Pretentious Patrol/Parade for, like, 3 years now?

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    I know you think I spam too many words, but: did you know that in a recent thread I said somethings that left me embarrassed enough to declare that I would bestow unto FGR the rights to my custom title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    Would it make you feel better to know that I've been referring to you and Reid as the [something] of the Pretentious Patrol/Parade for, like, 3 years now?
    Where? Is there a secret society I am missing out on? I haven't seen you on #massassi in a long time.

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    I'm always there, even when I'm not.

    (At this point I'd have quoted your line "I know you think I spam too many words" and linked to the #massassi chat stats, but since I can't remember the URL from memory, well, I won't!)

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    Why is there so much space at the bottom of your posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    I know you think I spam too many words, but: did you know that in a recent thread I said somethings that left me embarrassed enough to declare that I would bestow unto FGR the rights to my custom title?
    Actually, on second thought, I remember that I said this about Wookie06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    Look, Reid and Reverend Jones are the High Commanders of the Pretentious Patrol (OR judging by the current poll results, Reid alone - Reverend can be the Co-Pope or sth), you can be the Urine d'État sécrétant.
    I refuse to be anyone's urine.

  29. #29
    Rigged system. There should've been a runoff election first.

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    Until then I'll be memorizing lines of Novalis and Goethe, and I'll activate my Greek keyboard on my phone so I can cite words like νοῦς and ἀρετή in the original Greek.

    WHICH I KNOW HOW TO READ BY THE WAY.

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    "What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?"

    I am impressed that Eversor is at once succeeding in making himself look smarter than either of us by claiming for himself the positive dimensions of pretentiousness, while also being so noble as to fall on his sword pen by competing for FGR's ire simply in order to rescue Reid and me from the awkward impass created by this mythological Nikumubeki creature's riddle.

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    Thank you based Oedversor!

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    Or as my computer puts it, "thank you based oldversion".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    I haven't seen you on #massassi in a long time.
    Wrong hours. The man goes to work and lives in the GMT +2 zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krokodile View Post
    Wrong hours. The man goes to work and lives in the GMT +2 zone.
    I guess you are right. I don't know why I thought he would be on at this hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Where is the option for Ban FGR
    This.
    Featured ISB thread: The Never-ending Story Thread^2

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    NIKVMVS-REX-TODOA

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    I actually regret not putting that option in because this poll's activity (i.e. number of voters) is atrocious.

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    Actually, democracies have been known to present electorates with false choices... from time to time. Even so that they occasionally resort to writing in candidates, such as the Donald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    I actually regret not putting that option in because this poll's activity (i.e. number of voters) is atrocious.
    Should have made it a checkbox poll then

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    Go for it, Nikumubeki.


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