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No common sense these days, eh? London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-11-07

Yeah, I saw this already. Wish the author would get off his/her soapbox though...

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Chicken2209 (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-07

yeah it was weird, I saw this on anar's profile and I could of sworn n8man said he wanted to make a topic..... but it can't be him, they look nothing alike

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n8man (author)Chicken22092008-11-07

It wasn't me, I think it was AA.

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Mr.Commonsense (author)n8man2008-11-08

why whatever are you talking about?

cough COUGH

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n8man (author)Mr.Commonsense2008-11-08

I know it is you. Hiding the truth isn't using common sense.

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Mr.Commonsense (author)n8man2008-11-08

notice the cough COUGHing that i was doing...

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n8man (author)Mr.Commonsense2008-11-08

Ah ha, your coughing shows that you are lying AA

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skunkbait (author)n8man2008-11-09

I wouldn't call it "lying". It's more like good-natured spoofing.

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Mr.Commonsense (author)skunkbait2008-11-09

yeah... yes, that's it....

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thats wiggity wiggity wack

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skunkbait (author)Chicken22092008-11-10

Yes, it's wack, but I'm not sure it even merits even one wiggity, much less a wiggity wiggity!

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can never tell these days, when kids can't even pronounce their R's...

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i said kids, read it again... if kids these days can read....

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im a kid.... wheres your commonsense

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kid has nothing to do with race

where's your commonsense?

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if you know anything about kids they often use racism as a scapegoat or a broad statement

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then you should have specified that...

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Sorry, I thought you had the common sense

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you didn't have the common sense to know it wasn't like that...

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Mr.Commonsense (author)skunkbait2008-11-10

good wack, or bad wack? there's a difference, you know...

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skunkbait (author)Mr.Commonsense2008-11-11

Well, I intentionally left it open like that. With a wiggity or two, it sounds bad, but just a plain ole "wack" can go either direction.

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Chicken2209 (author)n8man2008-11-08
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Chicken2209 (author)n8man2008-11-07

It could also be an outsider like DJ (just an example) who stumbled on and decided to do it

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n8man (author)Chicken22092008-11-07

Yes but look at one of his comments. It compliments AA's instructable

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n8man (author)Chicken22092008-11-07

No I'm Holmes, you're Watson

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Chicken2209 (author)n8man2008-11-07

I called it first Watson! the calling system is elementry Watson

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For misspelling elementary you are now demoted to Watson's door handle. If you're very lucky you'll be a coat rack by the end of the year.

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ahh Poor Watson I tried to make him prove himself But I guess you must have beaten him to it

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Oh no, you are no longer Holmes my dear boy, see it was you that murdered the English language in a typically foolish manner.

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So is it wrong for holmes to fake a crime to give watson some training? Okay, maybe. But not a real crime

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xACIDITYx (author)n8man2008-11-07

Yes, but there is also a post on AA's board that says that "he has left him"
Here

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xACIDITYx (author)xACIDITYx2008-11-07

Wait, that is directed at n8man. Sorry T.T

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i'm just trying to spread the word... oh wait that makes it spam... and i don't like spam... so i'll just put it here for all to view...

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Kiteman (author)2008-11-08

This has been knocking around for a while, now. It is depressingly true.

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Mr.Commonsense (author)Kiteman2008-11-08