• Monthly posting of the rules & guidelines (updated)

    From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Saturday, December 31, 2022 21:11:38
    First off, WELCOME if you're a newcomer, or anoldcomer, recently returned; I appreciate everyonein this echo -- you're why I bother for as little as they pay me! YOU are worth it! (sure, that counts as my objoke inclusion for this post, if I want it to be it ;) )

    Sta hi, share your favourite joke, rated PG-14, where you're from,. & why that place is funny; maybe a funny chjildhood story from uyour own childhood or someone you were close to,growing up? Jump in, have fun; reply to any post you read in here, should you feel the urge -- nothing you see is private. Do include funny conytent n every post, though, please (we call that an Obligatory Joke(ObJoke for short), when you add in an extra bit of funny to make up for off-topic chat content)

    Okay, enough intro, on to the stae of this posting. . .

    Rules, Regulations, & Guidelines for Fidonet's FUNNY Jokes and Stories echo

    This file and the rules as per the Fido official echo description constitute our rules & regulations, binding on every user in this echo, by their participation (whether passive(reading) or active(posting); if this displeases you, you know the way you came in -- you may & should exit the same way & never return.

    Echo purpose: to hear something repeated you've just said.

    Note all are labeled #1 as they're all important --

    #1: You must (re)read these every time you see them posted by myself or another moderator, addressed to "All"

    #1: even if a rule, below, seems phrased humorously (even your mods try to stay on topic) it is a hard & fast rule, requiring your adherence

    #1: Have fun or GTFO

    #1: don't be a jackass; you're a guest in other people's home.

    #1: every post must contain funny content (text)

    #1: English(UK+CAN) is the natural language of the fully evolved human being, thus English is the echo's official language. Americanis American & English users may feel free to humorously(key) poke fun at Americanisms

    #1: grammar & punctuation is probably important -- mis-use opens yourself up to funny or punny ridicule.

    #1: leave the moderating to the moderator(s); you may not see it being done, but we work behind the scenes often. If you have a complaint, echomail or email your mods; do NOT post into the echo (unless you're following rule#1 of course,
    & being funny)

    #1: This echo is rated PG-16; i.e. content should not be overly shocking to the average 16 year old (boy or girl); no porn -- that's elsewhere in cyberspace

    #1: NO ads for products, services, echos, pages, or ANYTHING, except as you've sent to the mod, with agreed upon payment, & the mod posts it for you, following all rules.

    #1: NO auto-posting (bots); this echo is for humans; if you can fully understand these rules, you are likely human.

    #1: the mods are not responsible for any damage to your connection devices (including modems & computer & monitor) perpetrated by a moderator's use of the Freister Device (detects your personal(not BBS, not your fido upline) source system & sends proprietary signals to cause your disks, CPU, mainboard, & modem to die ("fry" from Freister, the inventor, & my friend)

    #1: You have been warned

    #1 Swearing should be kept to a minimum -- & only as befits the joke/thread -- we're adults here & should act & talk like it. If you're mixing them in randomly like salt & pepper, you're too young to be in here.

    #1: These rules should appear once a month, but regardless if you've seen or read them, you MUST follow all, or delist the echo &/or visit others (&/or make your own, even!)

    #1: We only roast the ones we love

    #1: The End (or is it?)

    Now because we don't even excise ourselves from the ObJoke requirement: Something thematic for the day

    My resolution is to read more...
    ...So I turned on the subtitles for my TV.

    -=-
    Knock Knock.
    Who's there?
    Radio.
    Radio who?
    Radio not, its a new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023! (don't forget to write that now, instead of 2022!)

    -=-
    This New Year I resolve to be less awesome...

    Since that is really the only thing I do in excess.

    -=-
    Q: What New Year's resolution should a basketball player never make? A: To travel more.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From August Abolins@1:396/45.29 to George Pope on Sunday, January 01, 2023 08:40:00
    Hello George!

    ** On Saturday 31.12.22 - 21:11, George Pope wrote to All:

    Note all are labeled #1 as they're all important --

    #1: You must (re)read these every time you see them..
    #1: even if a rule, below, seems phrased humorously (even
    #1: Have fun or GTFO

    etc..

    Cute.

    My resolution is to read more...
    ...So I turned on the subtitles for my TV.

    That's actually pretty good.

    I enabled CC briefly for someone on their TV who said they
    don't read, and said.. "There you go. Now you can read!"



    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.51
    * Origin: (1:396/45.29)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to August Abolins on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 08:11:56
    My resolution is to read more...
    ...So I turned on the subtitles for my TV.
    That's actually pretty good.
    I enabled CC briefly for someone on their TV who said they
    don't read, and said.. "There you go. Now you can read!"

    That only works if you also disable the volume!

    One olds lady was watching the news on their new TV, on which she had accidentally clicked on the mute button. . .

    Her hubby walked in, saw the new anchor's lips moving & the word "Mute" at the bottom of the screen & remarked, "My, how those disabled news folk try hard!"

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From August Abolins@1:396/45.29 to George Pope on Thursday, January 19, 2023 07:06:00
    Hello George Pope!

    ** On Wednesday 18.01.23 - 08:11, George Pope wrote to August Abolins:

    My resolution is to read more...
    ...So I turned on the subtitles for my TV.
    That's actually pretty good.
    I enabled CC briefly for someone on their TV who said they
    don't read, and said.. "There you go. Now you can read!"

    That only works if you also disable the volume!

    On that tv (and on mine as well), enabling CC automatically
    mutes the speaker.


    One olds lady was watching the news on their new TV, on which she had accidentally clicked on the mute button. . .

    Her hubby walked in, saw the new anchor's lips moving & the word "Mute"
    at the bottom of the screen & remarked, "My, how those disabled news
    folk try hard!"

    That could qualify to be a Gary Larson cartoon if that could be
    emulated.

    --
    ../|ug

    --- OpenXP 5.0.51
    * Origin: (1:396/45.29)
  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to August Abolins on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 06:58:58
    That only works if you also disable the volume!
    On that tv (and on mine as well), enabling CC automatically
    mutes the speaker.

    How do you run it so both hearing and non-hearing can enjoy it at the same time?

    I still recall getting a new cable digital box & wondering why someone was describing the stuff I was looking right at -- then realized it has a control for the blind who want to /watch/, get this. . teleVISION.

    I killed that in a hurry, as it was annoying me, but I must have the CC on nowadays, & don't like when watching TV I've downloaded, trying to follow the story without hearing everything -- Hollyweird loves to have people whisper for effect, but these actors today learned on sets, not on stage, so don't know how to project a whisper properly.

    One old lady was watching the news on their new TV, on which she had
    accidentally clicked on the mute button. . .
    Her hubby walked in, saw the new anchor's lips moving & the word "Mute"
    at the bottom of the screen & remarked, "My, how those disabled news
    folk try hard!"
    That could qualify to be a Gary Larson cartoon if that could be
    emulated.

    I might've read it in a cartoon, actually. A two-panel one, though, IIRC, & I likely don't (IIRCAIPD as a new TLA?)

    Q: What do you call Minecraft on Mute? A: Mimecraft

    First rule of ˘Mute Club:÷
    Nobody talks about ˘Mute Club÷

    Yesterday, I found out I was mute!
    I can't tell you how angry this makes me!

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)