A Conversation for Kilroy Was Here

ah, yes, well, then

Post 1

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

Ah, yes, expressing one's individuality while a member of a large group truly is a challenge.


Unless..

Post 2

Knight In Shining Armour

Unless of course you happen to be at a Roman orgy, then you can express yourself in many ways, few of them currently legal. I hope Kilroy is no relation to that smarmy, jumped up, moron Robert Kilroy-Silk?


Unless..

Post 3

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

I'm sorry, who?


Silk

Post 4

Knight In Shining Armour

Robert Kilroy-Silk is an ex-Labour MP who was given a really rubbish show (called, oddly enough, "Kilroy") on BBC1 at about 9.00 in the mornings. It was a crappy version of Jerry Springer or Oprah and regularly features such dull discussions as "I'm an ex-Labour MP and everybody hates me, what shall i do?", that sort of thing. He now presents a s***ty gameshow on ITV on Monday evenings called "Shafted" which is an appallingly bad version of "The Weakest Link". OK?


Silk

Post 5

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

Ok.


Silk

Post 6

Knight In Shining Armour

Jolly good.


I just have this thing....

Post 7

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

about mob behavior. You want to participate, you follow the rules.
Ran into that when I tried to write a comedy show for a cooperative radio station. I was the wrong kind of liberal. I wanted a little form, a little structure so we could enter the structure and go nuts.
That's the nice thing about w****houses and and places where they use Robert's Rules of Order, you know what goes on in there.
But it was a case of 'we have to see the scripts' and you've got to let people have their opinions.
Kilroy was here is an interesting anecdote but it still talks about a phenomenon where a rigidly controlled group has rigidly controlled methods of insurrection. An officer that would just smile at 'kilroy' would probably blow his stack about a more individualized form of expression.
When I was at Ft. Benning, I saw IHTFP spray-painted and markered in the strangest places. The Sergeants said it stood for 'I Have Truly
Found Paradise'. I found out very quickly from the back channels that it was not the case.
I, on the other hand, wore a Kermit the Frog wristwatch in basic training.


I just have this thing....

Post 8

GTBacchus

IHTFP? smiley - huh


I just have this thing....

Post 9

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

I
Hate
This
F-ing
Place!


I just have this thing....

Post 10

Researcher 228488

IHTFP...that is pretty standard in military installations in America, although I don't know about overseas. It means, "I hate this f*#@ing place."


Unless..

Post 11

Researcher 228488

Upon reflection, at the Roman Orgy, wouldn't an expression of individuality be to keep one's clothes on and try to hold a conversation?


Unless..

Post 12

Tonsil Revenge (PG)

Or to eat and not throw up?


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