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10/30/12 2:07 A

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10/30/12 1:48 A

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10/29/12 7:18 A

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10/29/12 2:55 A

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Things have changed while you were 'gone,' Aus.

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10/29/12 2:31 A

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*sigh* I've been away for a while and I'm so glad Bruce reminded me to this team! (Just so you know, I got sidetracked for while on "The Getaway team", then left all my Sarcs behind for a while. Now I'm the one catching up, actually! I'm running! I'm on my knees....please take me back! I need you!
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10/28/12 3:39 P

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Well, some of the posts do not give out warm fuzzies. And the one I read last night that took exception to my 'culling of the herds' was pretty stupid. Hello!!! That was "sarcasm." I guess s/he thinks we have the tools to destroy any that do not conform to our expectations.

I totally agree with you about the babysitting, Chris. That was what the quote referenced. We really do hate to see people leave over misunderstandings...but this IS the place that we let our frustrations loose in, and we try to laugh and get others to join in with us. It's a coping mechanism.

Have you enjoyed this little psychoanalysis of the team? $10 each, please (group rate)...now get off my couch!

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Wow.... I'm blown away by all the SS12 ! I tried to warn all of you that we would be getting lots of traffic! His team has over 6,000 members!

Sassy I think that is a good team stream... What caused you to join SARCASTIC UNLIMITED or some such thing

I just went back and reread some of the comments after I found out POPEYE posted. My first thought was OH BOY better get here and pick up the pieces! I also kept all the email correspondence, I am comfortable with Sassy sending you what ever you want.

So this is what I posted this morning on the blog.... it's sure to PO more people I'm sure... in one ear and out the other as far as I'm concerned. YOU guys are what matter to me. End of story.

POPEYE (you know how I feel about you, friend) and BRUCE.... now kiss and make up! Ok ,no kissing, shake hands.... or whatever it is that men do!!!

Bruce did ask "permission"of both Sassy and I, and me being a member of Slowest Looser, I appreciated his subtler sense of humor. I do think he got us....It's ok that others don't want to be on a team like this.... less work for me, I don't want to have to baby sit. If that offends .... deal with it, this team is not for you, as it was clearly conveyed in Bruce's blog.

This is my NUMBER one team, besides the other that POPEYE is also on, and which shall remain nameless so we don't have a real riot on our hands!

I'll have you know that I have my work cut out for me... welcoming all 48 + (as of this morning) new members is giving my fingers a real work out, plus brain activity coming up with cleaver .... Sassy that SHOULD count for a letter on the wheel!!!

So Please Stop..... We on the team are happy to have other like minded folks here, we ENJOY the laughs.......if not for you, fine ........ WE are NOT offended believe me, that is why we told Bruce only thick skinned folks. .





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10/27/12 11:24 P

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Well, FIT4MEIN2012, that sounds like a dandy idea...renaming the team "Sarcastics United."

As stated elsewhere (I've posted so many places today, my head is spinning), the team and it's name was in place when Chris and I got "roped in" to being co-leaders.

While we cannot perform ALL manner of magic, we do have the ability to change the team's name...and after some of the anti-sarc remarks on the blog comments, it just may be time for us to unite, and do some marching.

Said marching would be allowable towards your PWH exercise minutes. However, I am NOT going to allow laughter. I see the slippery slope of fawners claiming that 'this or that was so hysterical, I laughed for 45 minutes straight!' Bull$hit!!!

Simma down now, Popeye. I will forward to you, our Executive Watchdog, the Sparkmails that preceded, and have continued to come in from Captain Blog. (You know I SAVE all 'evidence,' or is it just that I never clean out my Sparkmail Inbox.) I truly do not believe he meant any harm...I'm just taken aback by some of the vehemence in a few of the comments. (Also, I sit in admiration of the precautions you have taken to stay in touch. Double Agent-sy becomes you.)

What he did, and I believe he was blind-sided by the Extreme Stupids, was ask for opinions. One of his questions to Chris and I was (paraphrased here) whether we felt our team was a useful tool in the weightloss journey, or just a fun place to hang out. And he didn't care which of the two was the perceived actuality, or somewhere in between.

I haven't been back to the blog today to read any more comments (will be going there soon, but I was more concerned about 'team doings' first), but I believe we garnered 40+ new members who might never have known about us, and that well outweighs the negative BS.

Okay...another idea for a new thread just came to me: "How did you find out about Sarcastics Unlimited?" All the newbies from the last two days can answer: SS'12 (an abbreviation for $hitStorm 2012). emoticon

And 10AC, I think that is what Bruce's plan is...to bring some of the lesser-known teams into the spotlight. When you think about it, he's got a tough job. Blogging about calorie-counting and exercise fifty-two weeks a year can get pretty dry.

Where's the hammer and the nail emoticon? I think DAWNO64 hit the nail's head with the 'doing and the can'ting and the accusing' stuff.

Aha! Looks like we have our candidate for Team Historian, aka Dirt Disher. I don't recall any of Pam's story. Must have been before my re-birth into the Church of Sarcasm...I mean before joining this team.

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10/27/12 9:14 P

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Hey Dawn I like yer pruple button!

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10/27/12 6:32 P

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Well Popeye...well said...as always.

Picking on one team...well, they have shut down threads on this team before...they even shut down the 'shut down' thread when we made use of their narrow-mindedness...

Somehow...if you don't like the water, don't jump in the pool...go find your own watering hole that you do like & leave the rest of us alone.

Now...back to lurking at PWH...I finally did more than laugh at stuff today...

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Love it. and Kudos to Bruce for making us the highlight of a Daily Blog... those that can, do...those that can't, accuse it of being wrong!

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I read your answer also Popeye. I think you did us proud. I was highly offended by those that say we are mean and have not use on a weight loss sight. I can find lots of groups that have nothing to do with weightloss. Religion, politics, GLBT, you name it. None of those have any more to do with weight loss than sarcasm, Interesting he didn't find it necessary to "pick" on them. Don't like it, makes you feel bad, don't join and don't read it. No one is forced to join any group so get over it


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Read it Popeye and Bravo emoticon

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Good move on the alternate identity, Popeye! It is too bad we have to resort to spylike double agent behavior, but since we are able to say one thing meaning another perhaps it works out well for us. Keep the faith! We sarcastics can take it!

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FIT4MEIN2012, welcome to the designated, official SparkPeople hate group.

I'm glad there have been a number of people who saw through this attack, and yes, I feel this was an attack, and came with an open mind and inquisitiveness.

Most of y'all know me and know that when we get some sort of "attack dog" posting hurtful things on our team, I will go for the throat (this is after I have emailed them and tried to point out the difference in being sarcastic and "mean spirited".

I can be depended on to never back down in a case of an ambush. I have been a member of Spark longer than many of the Spark Coaches or employees, and this if the first time EVER that a Spark Coach has taken a public stand against ANY Spark team. It has Never, Ever happened before.

Bruce may be able to say that his blog was a use of sarcasm, but I disagree. The non SU Sparkers who responded certainly didn't take it that way. As y'all have indicated, with a great wailing and gnashing of teeth they ran away, waving their hands over their heads.

If you want to check out what I said, you might want to do so quicker than not. Directly confronting a Spark Coach or Spark Leader is generally not conducive to approval and sometimes results in the death of one who does so.

But I'm not stupid - I've already set up a new identity from a different computer using a different email address. I like to be prepared.

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10/27/12 4:42 P

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I joined as a result of the blog! Frankly, I think the group should be called Sarcastics United, rather than Unlimited, but what do I know. We who see life through lenses of sarcasm enjoy life more. It is too short to be taken seriously.

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10/27/12 2:58 P

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Me too Chris and I still have a lot of welcoming to do! I am just glad SP allows us a safe haven and our own rules to follow in here. Out there got to follow the "be positive" rule.

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I love that people posted on that blog..... not sad about those that don't get it .... annoyed that that their thought police think that sarcasm is some form of bullying and it should not be allowed.... maybe that's why they are so uptight.... I can be my very own laugh factory at work....my own little world is fine with me .. glad to have all the newbies!


And I'm for the laughing being counted as exercise..also toggling back and forth on the key board welcoming all these new people! I was on the keyboard over and hour last night! emoticon emoticon



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So, Sassy...can we add 20 minutes of laughter to the list of acceptable exercise for our game....please, oh please... emoticon

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Let me start by staying being one of the one's who saw the blog and joined understood what it meant to being sarcastic. Everyone needs sarcasm in their lives. Even as a kid I was always joking myself about me or being sarcastic. It ticked the bullies off because their words were never hurtful to me. Basically, in a joking or sarcastic way I beat them to the punch. I understand not everyone is "think skinned" as it were. I read the blog and saw this as an opportunity to put a little humor about this situation I am in into my life and make it a little more spiced up. Thanks for having this type of group out there.......sure it will spice it up and make a change for me.

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Yes, I saw your post, Aussie. Even before I left this rant-alike. emoticon

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Hee heee....that was an interesting response that some people had...ahhhh!runnning and screaming!
I dropped a comment about what i like about S.U. on the blog. I love that we don't take ourselves too seriously! When I am truly in need of encouragement, I DiD get that from S.U. as well. And when I was ready, I joked about things to teammates who sympathized, and then we proceed to snark out some jokes and go along our merry way!

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into the night, into four lanes of traffic*

Good grief!

Some of these commenters at Bruce's blog www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=can
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are totally freaking out about our team.

I thought he did a good job of portraying us in a positive light, but The S Word is sending some of them right over the edge. (Probably a good place for many of them. Shhh!)

Anyway, it would help us take advantage of this great opportunity to continue recruiting (my last count was 23 newbies today) if some of you would like to drop a little comment off indicating what it is YOU love about US; and let them know we do not promote mean-spiritedness. That seems to be their reaction to The S Word.

It really makes me sad that there are those out there that carry emotional scars because someone bullied them. But there IS a difference between bullying and sarcasm...maybe a dictionary needs to be consulted.

OF COURSE my desire is NOT to have everyone who reads the blog join our team...only the ones that truly fit in.

And Bruce did ask for their reactions. Well, opinions are like...something...what was it again? I don't remember now...I just remember the last part goes: Everybody's got one.

Edited by: SASSYJAY at: 10/26/2012 (23:38)
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