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Every time I see a thread or post removed by a moderator from any forum and then someones bitches about it I think of the following movie scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

MODERATOR: Old woman!
DENNIS: Man!
MODERATOR: Old Man, sorry. What trolls live in that forum over there?
DENNIS: I'm thirty seven.
MODERATOR: What?
DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old!
MODERATOR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'.
DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'.
MODERATOR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.'
DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?
MODERATOR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,' but from the behind
you looked--
DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior!
MODERATOR: Well, I AM a Moderator...
DENNIS: Oh Moderator, eh, very nice. An' how'd you get that, eh? By
exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to outdated imperialist dogma
which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our society!
If there's ever going to be any progress--
WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how d'you do?
MODERATOR: How do you do, good lady. I am Moderator, Moderator of the Trolls.
Who's forum is that?
WOMAN: Moderator of the who?
MODERATOR: The Trolls.
WOMAN: Who are the Trolls?
MODERATOR: Well, we all are. we're all Trolls and I am your Moderator.
WOMAN: I didn't know we had a Moderator. I thought we were an autonomous
collective.
DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're posting in a dictatorship.
A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.
DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would--
MODERATOR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who moderates
in that forum?
WOMAN: No one moderates there.
MODERATOR: Then who is your moderator?
WOMAN: We don't have a moderator.
MODERATOR: What?
DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take
it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
MODERATOR: Yes.
DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified
at a special biweekly meeting.
MODERATOR: Yes, I see.
DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,--
MODERATOR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more--
MODERATOR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?
MODERATOR: I am your Moderator!
WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.
MODERATOR: You don't vote for Moderators.
WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become a Moderator then?
MODERATOR: The Lady of the Lake,
[angels sing]
her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur
from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I,
Moderator, was to carry Excalibur.
[singing stops]
That is why I am your Moderator!
DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing swords
is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power
derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical
aquatic ceremony.
MODERATOR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power
just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
MODERATOR: Shut up!
DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an empereror just
because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd
put me away!
MODERATOR: Shut up! Will you shut up!
DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
MODERATOR: Shut up!
DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!
MODERATOR: Bloody peasant!
DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you here that, did you here that,
eh? That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing me,
you saw it didn't you?
 

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I used to belong to and post on the BMWMOA. They have what can only be described as nannies who send out warnings and remove posts, but the most juvenile thing is you can get demerits. Accumulate enough demmies and you get suspended for some length of time. Like I need to worry about what I write and post being monitored for correctness. Toast.
 

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Demerits, good Lord... You know, they say BMW is the car of choice by asshole narcissistic douchbags. Stupid Nazi power things anyway.

And I enjoy mine every drive.
 

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Shouldn't the original post give some credit to the Monty Python sketch it was borrowed from?

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Ah yes - "Witness the violence inherent in the system". Been known to quote that..
 
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