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« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2005, 07:13:29 PM »
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you should make this a private forum with no public access -- an exclusive audience like Nacho really wants.  


Most of it is, as you know.

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« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2005, 08:25:57 PM »
Everybody see the update?  http://greatestsociety.netfirms.com/




Or was Firefox just blocking that before?

Oh, and there's a disclaimer now:

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(Not to be confused with the "writers forum" Great Society.org)


Were we ever a writers forum?  How about: "Not to be confused with the I Really Like Cum Hurr Hurr forum at Great Society."  We're closer to that than a writers forum.

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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2005, 05:02:00 AM »
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Everybody see the update?  http://greatestsociety.netfirms.com/

Oh, and there's a disclaimer now:

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(Not to be confused with the "writers forum" Great Society.org)


Were we ever a writers forum?  How about: "Not to be confused with the I Really Like Cum Hurr Hurr forum at Great Society."  We're closer to that than a writers forum.


The truth comes out, finally. Only the description should be "Nacho really likes etc."

Oh, and that's not a disclaimer. I wanted viewers to be able to come to this site if they wanted to look at the target of the parody. So far Greatest Society.org has received positive feedback from several people. There will be a lot more when the Google listing kicks in.

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2005, 11:47:57 AM »
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The truth comes out, finally.


The truth that we never claimed to be a writers forum in the first place?

You made that assumption.  No other visitor to this forum has ever thought of or called it a writers forum.  The first clue is that the only sub-forum, out of 16, that's dedicated to writing is for bad writing/making fun of authors.

By the way -- if you want viewers to come to this site and learn the Terrible Secret of Great Society, then you'll have to link it up, won't you?    If someone enters it the way you write it (Great Society.org), they'll get an invalid URL.  Put a link in the disclaimer and down at the bottom.  Otherwise, they won't think enough to look at the target of the parody, will they? Which makes the whole thing retarded to strangers coming in from google who've never seen this site.

The best direct-link to the forums is http://www.greatsociety.org/trackforum/index.php

I would also like you to put your name on the parody, or some sort of explanation.  Maybe your direct link could point to this thread?  Right now, if you're not careful, you're going to get Starrmarmot Syndrome.  You know, where people think we're doing the parody ourselves.  We've done stuff like that before.  Right now, if you read it, then come here, it has that feeling.  Just another collection page set up to funnel people through to GS. We have a few of them, close to what you've done, that are sitting out there.  The I hate (or I love) Greatsociety thing.

Now, if I were you, I'd also advertise your books in a rotating box somewhere on there.  I mean, really, get some sales moving.  And there's nothing like some sort of site war to do that.  Setting up an Amazon Associates account is simple.

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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2005, 01:14:34 PM »
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The truth comes out, finally. Only the description should be "Nacho really likes etc."







Seriously....... is being over 60 really that boring?  If so, I'm shooting myself at 59.
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« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2005, 02:29:46 PM »
The secret is to live as healthily as possible and then when you hit retirement age, take up all the bad habits you never got to do (get STDs from sleeping with hookers, doing hard drugs, robbing stores, etc). What are they going to do? Kill you?

It's an option anyways.

Me, I'll probably do the grandpa routine, but when I retire, I'll live as an anarchist in the streets of San Francisco.

"Grandpa, why do you live in the streets even though you're a billionaire?"

"Days of war, nights of love."

Then I'll write a book.

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« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2005, 02:38:37 PM »
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The secret is to live as healthily as possible and then when you hit retirement age, take up all the bad habits you never got to do (get STDs from sleeping with hookers, doing hard drugs, robbing stores, etc). What are they going to do? Kill you?

It's an option anyways.

Me, I'll probably do the grandpa routine, but when I retire, I'll live as an anarchist in the streets of San Francisco.

"Grandpa, why do you live in the streets even though you're a billionaire?"

"Days of war, nights of love."

Then I'll write a book.


By the time most of us are 60 the average life expectancy will be well over 100; foreskins can now be grown into new livers, kidneys etc. so it's only a matter of time (a small amount of time) before they can grow new hearts as well. On top of this, stem cell research also has fantastic potential. We'll probably - given fiscal suitability - live to almost 200.
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« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2005, 02:52:27 PM »
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By the time most of us are 60 the average life expectancy will be well over 100; foreskins can now be grown into new livers, kidneys etc. so it's only a matter of time (a small amount of time) before they can grow new hearts as well. On top of this, stem cell research also has fantastic potential. We'll probably - given fiscal suitability - live to almost 200.


At what point will life be too boring/painful/whatever to go on? Sure, you can replace some of your parts, but not all of them. Your body's various parts aren't all made to last forever. Essentailly, it would only be a matter of time before all that's left of your old self is the brain, and even that will be heavily augumented.

I think extending your lifespan is pointless. It just prolongs the process of dying that begins when your body starts to break down in your 50s/60s. However, extending the quality of life is a much more noble goal. We'd be able to enjoy more of our lives and then die before the tedium and dreadfulness of old, withered age sets in.

I'm going out like HST. He died in time to avoid a shameful and prolonged death. Like Schiavo. Horrible.

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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2005, 03:00:43 PM »
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Sure, you can replace some of your parts, but not all of them. Your body's various parts aren't all made to last forever.

...However, extending the quality of life is a much more noble goal. We'd be able to enjoy more of our lives and then die before the tedium and dreadfulness of old, withered age sets in.


I think you're missing the point that having new organs will improve the quality of life for many aging persons, by removing pain and discomfort. Many people die before being able to do things that they've longed to do.

Then again, living longer would probably end up meaning we'd all have to work even longer - unless of course we all cyborg ourselves and don't need money for food etc. -  and so would probably end up following the same cycle.

Stem cells, however, have been quoted as being able to stop the ageing process - which would be nice - but of course then we'd all have serious over-population issues. Move to Mars. Fly to Europa. Live forever in super-computer generated "realities" of the mind.

Or, whine, get old, and die; wishing on your death bed that you hadn't been such a faggot and had chosen to extend and improve the quality of your life, rather than moan about getting wrinkly.
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« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2005, 04:16:58 PM »
No, the point is that you *can't* stop certain (most) parts of you from aging and failing. Even if you remain in a constant state of parts switching (read: pain), you're going to break down anyways. Your brain especially.

Sure, you could live to 200, but your brain is going to be mush way before that.

Forcing your body to live forever is the pussy way out. Death is natural, we all hit\t it sooner or later, so stop running away from it. Accept it.

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« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2005, 09:39:41 AM »
Or you can live forever as a cyborg, General Greivous stylee.
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