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OFSO
17th Jun 2014, 13:11
A red car, registered in Madrid (itself suspicious) just stopped opposite my house; out got (a) a man in a red jerkin and (b) a young labradory/retrievery sort of dog. Put up ladder, which the dog footed (yes honest !) Went up the telephone pole opposite my house with a test meter and a small box; measured with the former and came down without the latter.

Luckily my house is connected to another pole on the road down below the house - connected by me, that is, late at night in March 2010 after the Big Snowstorm brought all the wires down.

Remember when (in the UK) the telephone man always arrived in a green Morris 1/4 ton van ? These days - in fascist/anarchist Spain, anyway - could be anyone doing anything. Especially the dog.

Capetonian
17th Jun 2014, 13:15
No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrg-ewIXd7iO6jGFEBk60wZ1O1zGPhT9sKsQn9PiR3h_29nlbkwQ

500N
17th Jun 2014, 13:16
OFSO

They are checking up on the listening device ;) :cool:

Dog is to stop people removing the ladder while he is up there !!! :O

cattletruck
17th Jun 2014, 13:29
I parked in a friend's street last month only to observe someone on a tall ladder up a power pole with no service vehicle in sight. Turns out it was my friend's neighbour who was having issues with his internet connection. I wanted to tell him he was looking in the wrong place, but because he is a lawyer I was worried any such courtesy could be used against me if he fried in Hell.

OFSO
17th Jun 2014, 13:38
I mentioned the dog because its not unknown for Aliens to take canine form:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYr_iVitR-4

BOAC
17th Jun 2014, 13:51
I wanted to tell him he was looking in the wrong place - poor fellow might have been confused by the words 'PowerLine Adapter'?

SpringHeeledJack
17th Jun 2014, 14:12
Sounds like he was connecting a monitoring device. Maybe he was a private dick gathering evidence for a client ? Get out in the night and with a friend footing yer ladder have a look and take a photo and then 'we' can have a competition on prune finding out what it is :}



SHJ

vulcanised
17th Jun 2014, 14:17
That was airship in his quest to prove that you and capetonian are one and the same :O

MagnusP
17th Jun 2014, 14:50
Yeah, and airship is slasher reincarnated. :}

SpringHeeledJack
17th Jun 2014, 14:56
They're both crazy for pussies, so there might be something in it :}


SHJ

dazdaz1
17th Jun 2014, 15:21
Back in the 60s my friend David Williams and myself were night fishing on the river Allen in north Wales. David's father was the agent for the late Conservative MP Graham Page. We were staying at his cottage 'Hunters Moon'

David and I witnessed, (it was dark, no idea of time, late night) a bright disc passed over our fishing spot. That's it.

Gordy
17th Jun 2014, 16:06
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/funnies/random-119.jpg

OFSO
17th Jun 2014, 16:55
I went out to have a good look at the telephone pole - bright sunny day - suddenly out of the blue a thunderstorm arrived overhead. This can't be coincidence. Should I be thinking of a non-musical HARP ?

Gordy
17th Jun 2014, 17:00
I think you should be thinking of protecting yourself:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/funnies/Tinfoilhat.jpg

airship
17th Jun 2014, 17:12
vulcanised wrote: That was airship in his quest to prove that you and capetonian are one and the same :O

MagnusP wrote: Yeah, and airship is slasher reincarnated.:}

Unfortunetly, together with SHJ, you're all wrong. I have no "quest" to prove that OFSO and Capetonian are the same:

But late at night, or more usually during the quieter hours of the very early morning, the silence is broken by the sounds of 2 pudicats snarling and/or screaming, waking-up the whole neighbourhood before eventually fighting...?! I recognise the French pro-EU pudicat "Mommy-cat" by the sound of his cries. "But I am loved. I do have a home (with airship). I may be neutered, but this place is my home. Why can't we share it and all live together reasonably happily? " In reply, the South-African / Spanish anti-EU pudicat snarls "Over my dead feckin' body, you crazy feckin' Mommy-cat S.O.B. kidnapping a grey-kitten and looking after her, feeding her, looking after her and her kittens - and you weren't even the father...you crazy m.....-f...er of a cat? You deserve to die!"

Now over 2 weeks since Mommy-cat last came down to eat here. :sad:

PS. Gordy, about conspiracy theorists: You're 100% right...

Capetonian
17th Jun 2014, 17:30
I can assure you that OFSO and I are not one and the same, although we do share views on many things.
Proof that we are separate beings exists.
As for Airship being Slasher reincarnated, that's just laughable and an insult to the great Slasher.

airship
17th Jun 2014, 17:39
Just like comparing Capetonian to OFSO would be a great insult (to OFSO), who manages to come across usually with some humility and humanity. Unlike present company...?! :ok:

PS. This is NOT a personal attack. I was addressing my remarks at a snarling and/or screaming pudicat of South-African origins only...! :ugh: :uhoh:

Capetonian
17th Jun 2014, 17:46
Oh don't worry Airship, you can call me anything you like, I will have heard worse.

Years ago a girl with whom I had had a series of acrimonious telephonic exchanges about a business matter, and who told me I was the most abrasive, arrogant, self-opinionated **es (a very vulgar South African expletive) came to see me at my office to 'see if I was as obnoxious in real life'. She was rather cute and endowed with some wonderful assets. Naturally I told her to effoff. We ended up going out for about a year!

Airship, I doubt if you and I are likely to end up happily ever after. (Phew ..... breathes massive sigh of relief!)

SpringHeeledJack
17th Jun 2014, 17:48
Fear not mr airship, one knows that there is but one Airship and that you aren't part of a two headed beast of the inter web :ok:



SHJ

OFSO
17th Jun 2014, 18:09
Proof that we are separate beings exists.

Actually there are times when I doubt that I exist as a single individual, never mind being twinned with anyone else.

Windy Militant
17th Jun 2014, 21:17
out got (a) a man in a red jerkin http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38851000/jpg/_38851305_scarlet_body203.jpg
And next thing we know it's all over the news that the good captain is dead. Something you want to tell us OFSO :suspect:

Dushan
17th Jun 2014, 23:05
Remember when (in the UK) the telephone man always arrived in a green Morris 1/4 ton van ? These days - in fascist/anarchist Spain, anyway - could be anyone doing anything. Especially the dog.

Is be worried if it was a Cocker Spaniel.

OFSO
18th Jun 2014, 09:14
I found proof last night that it was a genuine employee of Telefónica. He'd chucked some one-pair cable down on the ground plus the instructions and a pair of screws. Nobody from intelligence would have been so careless (unless of course they are trained to mimic everything Telefónica staff do).

MagnusP
18th Jun 2014, 09:19
As for Airship being Slasher reincarnated, that's just laughable and an insult to the great Slasher.

Cape, my point was about the sheer improbability of such a connection, as was seemingly implied with you and OFSO. Sorry if that wasn't clear. :ok:

Blacksheep
18th Jun 2014, 09:26
Actually there are times when I doubt that I exist as a single individual, never mind being twinned with anyone else. Don't be fooled.

We are all figments of our own imagination and reality is a quantum illusion. :suspect:

OFSO
18th Jun 2014, 10:33
Whatever you do, don't let on that you know you're just part of a large scale sim. If - or when - slightly more or slightly less than 50% of the population realise this, whoever is running the sim is likely to turn it off.

Read on:

..The Truth was the presumptuous name of the religion, the faith that lay behind reality. It arose from the belief that what appeared to be real life must in fact - according to some piously invoked statistical certitudes - be a simulation being run within some prodigious computational substrate in a greater and more encompassing reality beyond. This was a thought that had, in some form, crossed the minds of most people and all civilisations. However, everybody quickly or eventually came round to the idea that a difference that made no difference wasn't a difference to be much bothered about, and one might as well get on with (what appeared to be) life.
The Truth went a stage further, holding that this was difference that could be made to make a difference. What was necessary was for people truly to believe in their hearts, in their souls, in their minds, that they really were in a vast simulation. They had to reflect upon this, to keep it at the forefront of their thoughts at all times and they had to gather together on occasion, with all due ceremony and solemnity, to express this belief. And they must evangelise, they must convert everybody they possibly could to this view, because - and this was the whole point - once a sufficient proportion of people within the simulation came to acknowledge that it was a simulation, the value of the simulation to those who had set it up would disappear and the whole thing would collapse.
If they were all part of some vast experiment, then the fact that those on whom the experiment was being conducted had guessed the truth would mean that its value would be lost. If they were some plaything, then again, that they had guessed this meant they ought to be acknowledged, even - perhaps - rewarded. If they were being tested in some way, then this was the test being passed, this was a positive result, again possibly deserving a reward. If they had been undergoing punishment for some transgression in the greater world, then this ought to constitute cause for rehabilitation.
It was not possible to know what proportion of the simulated population would be required to bring things to a halt (it might be fifty percent, it might be rather smaller or greater), but as long as the numbers of the enlightened kept increasing, the universe would be constantly coming closer to the epiphany, and the revelation could come at any point.
The Truth claimed with some degree of justification to be the ultimate religion, the final faith, the last of all churches...
...It could also claim a degree of universality that the others could not. All other major religions were either specific to their originating species, could be traced back to a single species - often a single subset of that species - or were consciously developed amalgams, syntheses, of a group of sufficiently similar religions of disparate origin...
... The Truth could even claim to be not a religion at all, where such a claim might endear it to those not naturally religious by nature. It could be seen more as a philosophy, even as a scientific postulate backed by unshakeably firm statistical likelihood.
There were some potentially unfortunate consequences implicit in a profound belief in the Truth. One was that there was a possibility that when the simulation ended, all the people being simulated would cease to exist entirely. The sim might be turned off and everybody within the substrate running it would die. There might be no promotion, no release, no return to a bigger and better and finer outside: there might just be the ultimate mass extinction...

airship
18th Jun 2014, 17:37
Capetonian wrote: Years ago a girl with whom I had had a series of acrimonious telephonic exchanges about a business matter, and who told me I was the most abrasive, arrogant, self-opinionated **es (a very vulgar South African expletive) came to see me at my office to 'see if I was as obnoxious in real life'. She was rather cute and endowed with some wonderful assets. Naturally I told her to effoff. We ended up going out for about a year!

Lasted "about a year"?! Probably "the sort of generous and open-minded modern South African girl", who for whatever reasons decided to "go steady" with a deranged "bladed" Olympic athelete and eventually marry the creep, with result...?! :sad:

Like flies attracted to fly-paper. :(

MagnusP
19th Jun 2014, 06:54
Airship, what are you wittering on about? :p

OFSO
19th Jun 2014, 06:58
Too much exposure to the thought-rays sent out by cats. I've had the same problem myself....

mikedreamer787
19th Jun 2014, 07:26
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1gH6jLh3nxwLyluqyzVYemfmYEy_eau55KOl1BpB YOq-5h5O6

"Hear my thoughts Earthling. I am
not your pet cat. There are no such
things as cats.....we took this form
one million years ago. We will now
take over your world - the Invasion
has already begun. We will colonise
WE WILL RULE!"

OFSO
19th Jun 2014, 10:38
We will colonise
WE WILL RULE!"

Will ? WILL ? FUTURE TENSE ? You must be joking.

The ginger ones took over the Vikings, the black cats the Phoenicians, and the rest of 'em took over the human race LONG LONG ago.

arcniz
19th Jun 2014, 11:14
don't let on that you know you're just part of a large scale sim

Hey, OFSO! Your LSS discourse is really quite a work! Bravo.


Not qualifying any portion of the above, one would posit that the ultimate fortune cookie might say:

Everything becomes possible and real if one agrees to believe in Believing as a transformational process, rather than just a frame of mind.

OFSO
19th Jun 2014, 11:44
Your LSS discourse

Copied from that great master of sci fi, Iain M Banks. I am sorry that I discovered this genius so late in my life (and after he died).

arcniz
19th Jun 2014, 12:31
I am sorry that I discovered this genius so late in my life (and after he died).

Ex Post Facto is the Best time to be discovered as such, IMHO. Thataway, real genius gets less distraction, and the other self-important fools can relish the welcome quiet as we churn and gloat.