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TheUnholyNightbringer
07-06-2005, 05:52 AM
It's just been announced that London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic games! Hurrah!

Splinteryourself
07-06-2005, 06:26 AM
well, my post is not much about london olympics.
i think that chinese shit in 2008 must be canceled and done in other places.. china is one of FACIST countries ..

Hysteria
07-06-2005, 06:41 AM
I heard about this too.

Muwahahaha we r0ck. Still, its 7 years away. I'll be nearly 25 then. :eek:

If I'm still alive, I hasten to add.

kaze
07-06-2005, 06:44 AM
It's good and bad for us. I think we could've used that money for more important things such as a health service that doesn't make you sicker then when you went to hospital.

At least we beat the French at something.

SkyRocker
07-06-2005, 06:56 AM
It's the first time i'm happy when english wins against us !
So much for that...Don't know how london did his campaign, but the problem for french who lives in paris is the money spend only for advertisement, manifestations, etc...
In any way, we'll have more medails so it changes nothing !

Green_Day
07-06-2005, 06:59 AM
ohh poor london, i'm glad we didn't win (madrid) :D

Rabbit209
07-06-2005, 07:02 AM
Are those Olympic things still going on?

Vera
07-06-2005, 07:10 AM
Allow me to refer to my 5,000 word essay Why The Olympic Games Suck Cock and Not Just Because Finland Sucks Cock at It (And Anyway, We Fucking Rock at Winter Games).

Hysteria
07-06-2005, 07:54 AM
That's because of your climate. :cool:

RXP
07-06-2005, 07:55 AM
Allow me to refer to my 5,000 word essay Why The Olympic Games Suck Cock and Not Just Because Finland Sucks Cock at It (And Anyway, We Fucking Rock at Winter Games).

Bleh, come to London anyway for it.


















































And sex.

Vera
07-06-2005, 07:57 AM
Not unless someone paid me to go. o_0

Hysteria
07-06-2005, 07:58 AM
That would make you a prostitute.

Dexter Powerhead
07-06-2005, 08:02 AM
I'm from madrid and..............congratulations.......i'll be in your town in 2012................................MADRID 2016.............STILL HOPING

Dexter Powerhead
07-06-2005, 08:05 AM
ohhhhhhh indeed............................FUCK YOU PARIS......FUCK YOU FRANCE..........YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT

RXP
07-06-2005, 08:12 AM
The olympics are right by me. It's awesome. I'm in Walthmastow.

And yeah, in 2012 I think you'll have a job Sanni. Heck maybe I'll have a passport too!

Green_Day
07-06-2005, 08:17 AM
I'm from madrid and..............congratulations.......i'll be in your town in 2012................................MADRID 2016.............STILL HOPING

oh i'm from madrid too ;) ,
why do u think it's good to be elected as the host of olympics??

Vera
07-06-2005, 08:19 AM
That would make you a prostitute.
I wasn't referring to the sex part, more the Olympic Games part, prickface.

SkyRocker
07-06-2005, 08:30 AM
ohhhhhhh indeed............................FUCK YOU PARIS......FUCK YOU FRANCE..........YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT
Thanks a lot

Dexter Powerhead
07-06-2005, 08:51 AM
not at all.........it's a honor for me to tell that

Hysteria
07-06-2005, 08:52 AM
I wasn't referring to the sex part, more the Olympic Games part, prickface.

Haha, alright calm down. I know you weren't referring to the sex part. Still had to be said though.

Dexter Powerhead
07-06-2005, 08:54 AM
i don't know why..........but i'd be cool to host it....the whole world were pending on us

SkyRocker
07-06-2005, 08:56 AM
not at all.........it's a honor for me to tell that
Yeah, right. Come to paris and i'll honor you

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-06-2005, 01:42 PM
Nothing like sports to bring out the latent xenophobia in people.

Preecey
07-06-2005, 02:02 PM
Haha, London was one that didn't have anything to show (as yet)! Yet we still won somehow.

sKratch
07-06-2005, 02:05 PM
well, my post is not much about london olympics.
i think that chinese shit in 2008 must be canceled and done in other places.. china is one of FACIST countries ..
Hahaha I don't know how this golden post has been overlooked until now. Yeah, China is real fascist. China's all about consolidating corporations through the state and privatizing everything.

Kerr
07-06-2005, 02:06 PM
Apart from money that could be used for other useful things, it's great to host a majpr event like that.

Preecey
07-06-2005, 02:12 PM
If it didn't go to London, I would have given it to Spain. They really had a good point. They have stadiums already, plus good public enthusiasm for the olympics.

Rabbit209
07-06-2005, 02:50 PM
Sports are too athleticy for me.

calmallamadown
07-06-2005, 02:58 PM
its 7 years away. I'll be nearly 25 then. :eek:

me too! thats a little scary.



At least we beat the French
hehe :D :D :D

darko
07-06-2005, 03:05 PM
oh great(!) one more thing for us "Brits"

JoY
07-06-2005, 03:46 PM
who cares about the fucking Olympics, if the bbs 1337 will be on my doorstep in a few days??



AMSTERDAAAAAMMM!!!!

dirty_magic
07-06-2005, 04:04 PM
london deserved it and that was shown by the voting! 2012 will be amazing

Rabbit209
07-06-2005, 04:12 PM
2012 will be amazing

Or not......

Noodles is gay
07-06-2005, 05:07 PM
It's just been announced that London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic games! Hurrah!

Coolies!

I saw it announced at the time though - yes, I spent the first 10 mins of my lunchtime watching it on TV with my business teacher :p

Methinks I may go and see the badminton competition - that'd be so awesome, but still a long way off...

Chris
07-06-2005, 06:05 PM
yeah I was thinking - i'd be almost 28 when that finally comes our way......hmmmm indeed! time to think about something more comforting

Panzerfaust92
07-07-2005, 01:14 AM
Who can tell me where the olympics will be in '06, and '10.

SkyRocker
07-07-2005, 01:51 AM
Who can tell me where the olympics will be in '06, and '10.
2006 : turin ( torino )
2010 : vancouver

Nothing like sports to bring out the latent xenophobia in people.
Xenophobia ? It's a bit strong, no ? That only teasing

RXP
07-07-2005, 01:53 AM
Coolies!

I saw it announced at the time though - yes, I spent the first 10 mins of my lunchtime watching it on TV with my business teacher :p

Methinks I may go and see the badminton competition - that'd be so awesome, but still a long way off...

You do realise the olympic bulidling projects are going to tax a lot of tax payers money and divert money from your classes to working class construction workers? Stillf eel the same?

And you actually any good at Badmington? I used to play it at school but my cardio fitness is naturally poor so I ran out of gas really quick. But I did love it.

Vera
07-07-2005, 05:01 AM
Bella - HUZZAH! YEAH! :D

And hey, NiG is a Tory. WTF do you expect? ;p

neocon58
07-07-2005, 05:02 AM
london currently have other things on their mind.

meaning_of_life
07-07-2005, 05:04 AM
i was kinda hoping france would win, but oh well. having the olympics in youre home city is awesome, i was living in sydney when the 2000 olympics occured, and jeezus, its such a huge buzz. i would kill to see the mens basketball again, that was crazy.

Noodles is gay
07-07-2005, 05:06 AM
And you actually any good at Badmington? I used to play it at school but my cardio fitness is naturally poor so I ran out of gas really quick. But I did love it.

well yes I am actually.

However, whether I am or not is irrelevant because one can still enjoy watching a game even if the're not very good at it.

RXP
07-07-2005, 05:07 AM
Geez I was only asking.

Chris
07-07-2005, 06:00 AM
what were you thinking ;)

badminton's great though, if only there were some cheap facilities nearby I'd take it up properly. I'd talk about bothering going to the Olympics but its far too long away

Not Ozymandias
07-07-2005, 09:39 PM
First thing I said when I heard the news? "Well, Al Qaeda should be pleased."

Why must I never be wrong?

lost_nvrfound
07-07-2005, 09:50 PM
that whole bombing thing is really sadening. i haven't heard a whole lot about it, but i've heard some. i just caught the ass-end of a report on tv earlier and it showed some clips of the carnage. i'll have to look into it more shortly.

Not Ozymandias
07-08-2005, 04:35 AM
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/3163/2012big0go.jpg

Vera
07-08-2005, 04:40 AM
I want one of those! XD

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 06:22 AM
After all the underhand tactics, Londonians should be ashamed.

Maria

I was going to say a big long reply, but then I remembered you're in the runner up country, so instead I'll just say:

Ha. Haha. Hahahahaha.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 06:46 AM
I was going to say a big long reply, but then I remembered you're in the runner up country, so instead I'll just say:

Ha. Haha. Hahahahaha.
In this case, reply to me.
It has been said and viewed that tony blair discussed in private with 30 members of the CIO, and these ones were hesitating between london and paris. In order to what ? To CONVINCE them.
In any way, congratulations, chirac is worse than blair concerning relations...

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 06:48 AM
In this case, reply to me.
It has been said and viewed that tony blair discussed in private with 30 members of the CIO, and these ones were hesitating between london and paris. In order to what ? To CONVINCE them.
In any way, congratulations, chirac is worse than blair concerning relations...

As long as he didn't bribe, he didn't use underhand tactics. The whole IDEA is to convince the board to vote for your country.

I'm really glad some French can be gracious..

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 06:58 AM
As long as he didn't bribe, he didn't use underhand tactics. The whole IDEA is to convince the board to vote for your country.

I'm really glad some French can be gracious..
Ah ah, hum, it'll be difficult to play on words coz i'm not so good englishly speaking but first, this is not coz i'm french that i'm a fucking frog, etc...i'm just fair-play ( maybe coz i did not want olympic games in france ).
Second, i'm ok that we don't know if anybody bribed and we'll never know, the problem is that so much CIO members has been fired these times for corruption...The fact is that blair did not use a whole IDEA, he invite each member in his room ( freaky ? ) so think about what you want, but there is suspicion.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:01 AM
As far as I'm concerned, the man was doing what he was supposed to do.

He wouldn't risk corruption, his position is perilous as it is.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:09 AM
That's why so much guys are dismissed !
Maybe in england, politicians do not compromise theirselves in suspicious activities *doubt*, but here, yes then it's just a way for him to regain popularity and it's not a perilous question, he'll take all he risks.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:10 AM
He won't take all risks. The Iraq way completely smashed his majority. If he's found to be doing anything else the public won't want him in.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:16 AM
Actually, public don't want him ( i'm right ? ) that's why he's doing all he can

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:18 AM
The public do want him, he still gained a majority at the last election, just not as high a majority as last time. Both the Tories and the LibDems gained, whereas Labour lost.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:18 AM
fuck, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, i love to masturbate your mother :D :D
very funny guy, that's very good

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:20 AM
very funny guy, that's very good

No worries, it's been deleted.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:24 AM
The public do want him, he still gained a majority at the last election, just not as high a majority as last time. Both the Tories and the LibDems gained, whereas Labour lost.
OK, i was half-right but you won't let me the idea that a politician don't care about taking risks, maybe he did not bribed but he was not fair-play, we've been hoaxed !

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:25 AM
OK, i was half-right but you won't let me the idea that a politician don't care about taking risks, maybe he did not bribed but he was not fair-play, we've been hoaxed !

For the love of God, don't say you were cheated out of it. That's just horrifically sour grapes.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:28 AM
For the love of God, don't say you were cheated out of it. That's just horrifically sour grapes.
You're making me think that i had to listen during english class...
Errrr, what ? French will never cheat, that's why we're so good in sports :)

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:30 AM
You've reminded me that it's annoying to talk to about 95% of French people about their own country.

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:35 AM
right. patriotic bastards.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:35 AM
I consider myself in the 5%, i know my country is not perfect ( what the idea men ? ) and i think i can be more annoying, plus i don't care about the problem you have with french !

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:36 AM
you are SO in the 95%. you've just proved it THREE times in your last post. my god.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:39 AM
That's unbelievable...Do you know the sense of the word IRONY ?
Think twice before writing.
Mock me, i'm no fighter

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:40 AM
I don't care about the problem you have with french !

I don't have a problem with ALL French. Just the 95% that refuse to believe their country isn't heaven on Earth.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:42 AM
I don't have a problem with ALL French. Just the 95% that refuse to believe their country isn't heaven on Earth.
And I said that ?!!!
Where are my glasses ?!

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:43 AM
You naturally assumed that the reason you didn't win was because we did something really underhanded.

Arrogance, no?

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:44 AM
That's unbelievable...Do you know the sense of the word IRONY ?
Think twice before writing.
Mock me, i'm no fighter
....do YOU know the definition of 'irony'?? I mean, wtf.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:46 AM
You naturally assumed that the reason you didn't win was because we did something really underhanded.

Arrogance, no?
I said i did not want olympic games in france, so i don't care. You won, that's good for you. Everybody said there were were underhanding, i did not dreamed it, i see that you have a problem coz you don't assume the fact you tricked.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:47 AM
....do YOU know the definition of 'irony'?? I mean, wtf.
coz "bastard" is ironic ? OK, i'll keep that in mind

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:48 AM
you know what is annoying about the/some French? their English. ff-ing hell.

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:49 AM
coz "bastard" is ironic ? OK, i'll keep that in mind
WHAT?! where the hell are you going to with your silly 'irony'?

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:49 AM
you know what is annoying about the/some French? their English. ff-ing hell.
So leave, i do my best, i'm never speaking english orally, i konw you can't understand and you don't care, a no monther-tongue is difficult to practice

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:52 AM
I said i did not want olympic games in france, so i don't care. You won, that's good for you. Everybody said there were were underhanding, i did not dreamed it, i see that you have a problem coz you don't assume the fact you tricked.

So you're saying you didn't believe that was any trickery, and then I can't accept the fact we did?

Alright, I don't make a habit of this but..

HAHAHAHA! You lost!

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:53 AM
English isn't my mother tongue either.

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 07:56 AM
So you're saying you didn't believe that was any trickery, and then I can't accept the fact we did?

Alright, I don't make a habit of this but..

HAHAHAHA! You lost!
Wow, you win, good boy.
I don't know what.
So i said there was no trickery ? :D Did you read the thread or you wanna hit a french ? I do not understand the idea...I said since the start blair tricked !

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:57 AM
buy yourself a fucking dictionary.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 07:58 AM
Wow, you win, good boy.
I don't know what.
So i said there was no trickery ? :D Did you read the thread or you wanna hit a french ? I do not understand the idea...I said since the start blair tricked !

This is what irritates me. Just accept that we won because the Committee liked our idea of having the Olympics in a fresh city, in a brand new stadium, giving England a chance to show what they can do. Rather than have it in a country that's done it before. Just accept it.

JoY
07-08-2005, 07:59 AM
I find it admirable that you can make shit of what he says. personally I've given up on reading his posts.

Dave speaks retard. haha.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 08:00 AM
I find it admirable that you can make shit of what he says. personally I've given up on reading his posts.

Dave speaks retard. haha.

Basically I can make out "you stupid. England won cos Blair trick. France rule." I get the gist of it.

JoY
07-08-2005, 08:04 AM
hahaha. France good, England bad. Olympics be France. yay!

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 08:04 AM
This is what irritates me. Just accept that we won because the Committee liked our idea of having the Olympics in a fresh city, in a brand new stadium, giving England a chance to show what they can do. Rather than have it in a country that's done it before. Just accept it.
You are irritate, wow. And that's me who have problems ? Bravo. You are the best. I don't have to accept anything coz i said i don't care about olympic games, i have participated to one and that's bullshit. Plus england is a funny country which have cool people that appreciate me and the inverse. That's funny how you can be annoyed, patriot.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 08:05 AM
You are irritate, wow. And that's me who have problems ? Bravo. You are the best. I don't have to accept anything coz i said i don't care about olympic games, i have participated to one and that's bullshit. Plus england is a funny country which have cool people that appreciate me and the inverse. That's funny how you can be annoyed, patriot.

OK, now THAT was beyond me.

JoY
07-08-2005, 08:06 AM
holy fuck this is amusing!

SkyRocker
07-08-2005, 08:06 AM
I find it admirable that you can make shit of what he says. personally I've given up on reading his posts.

Dave speaks retard. haha.
I'm not here to injury people ( eh oh, we're not face to face, you don't even know me ), i'd like you to do the same but you seems to have problems too. So have fun and give me all bird names you want, i'll love you

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-08-2005, 08:07 AM
I'm not here to injury people ( eh oh, we're not face to face, you don't even know me ), i'd like you to do the same but you seems to have problems too. So have fun and give me all bird names, you want, i'll love you

You talk like Steven Hawking after someone's fucked around with his wheelchair.

JoY
07-08-2005, 08:08 AM
I have problems understanding you.
but I understood the word "love", of course. LOVE! =D

Not Ozymandias
07-08-2005, 10:46 PM
After all the underhand tactics, Londonians should be ashamed.

Maria
I agree, it's the sleaziest thing they've done since refusing to fight back against Hitler while France did.



Oh, wait....

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-10-2005, 06:24 AM
Inviting the CIO for a PRIVY confab is underhand tactics. I'm not saying Chirac didn't use the very same ones, btw. He did. But he lost. We've got to hand it to you; QED.

Maria

I love the way this post went. Saying we did underhand tactics.. then realising you did too.. then noticing we did it better.. then congratulating us.

HAHAHA!

a french fan
07-13-2005, 02:52 AM
:confused: :confused: :confused:
i don't understand why it's london and not Paris !!

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 07:05 AM
Get over it.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 10:49 AM
I've added you to my MSN list so as to insult you better.
No, seriously, David is a kingly name. I'm paying you a compliment in all graciousness.

Maria

You've done what now?

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 12:11 PM
Add me if you want. It might be an interesting experience.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 01:07 PM
Super. Adding me or not?

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 01:22 PM
I've heard it too much. I prefer "Ulysses" by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Matched with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vest the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honoured of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers;
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
As though to breath were life. Life piled on life
Were all to little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
To whom I leave the scepter and the isle
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfill
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
A rugged people, and through soft degrees
Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centered in the sphere
Of common duties, decent not to fail
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toiled, and wrought, and thought with me
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
Free hearts, free foreheads you and I are old;
Old age had yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in the old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are,
One equal-temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

ruroken
07-13-2005, 01:29 PM
...I want hockey back!!!!!

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 01:31 PM
Tis rather complicated on the face of it & not quite, quite to my taste, as far as stanzas, rhythm, rhyme go... I prefer it when it jingles & has a balance of its own, a gentle rocking to & fro... but still, that one was like starlight on eyes whose vision has dimmed thru the years... an echoing starlight that pierces the heart... but I'm tired I guess, I'd appreciate it better at some other time, I presume...

Maria

If you like rhythm, then you must like The Raven:

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door--
Only this and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;--vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow--sorrow for the lost Lenore--
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore--
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me--filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
"'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door--
Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door;
This it is and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you"--here I opened wide the door--
Darkness there and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"--
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my sour within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping something louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see, then, what thereat is and this mystery explore--
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;--
'Tis the wind and nothing more.

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he,
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door--
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door--
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore--
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning--little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door--
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if its soul in that one word he did outpour
Nothing farther then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered--
Till I scarcely more than muttered: "Other friends have flown before--
On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said "Nevermore."

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore--
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of 'Never--nevermore.'"

But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore--
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee--by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite--respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!--
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted--
On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore--
Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me, I implore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us--by that God we both adore--
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore--
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Be that our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting--
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul has spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!--quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted--nevermore!

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 01:34 PM
If we're gonna talk poetry, MSN me up.

TheUnholyNightbringer
07-13-2005, 01:36 PM
No worries.

Not Ozymandias
07-13-2005, 10:37 PM
The Frog President is publicly accusing Blair of breaking the rules. Nothing like harping on such a trivial matter less than a week after a country suffered a brutal terrorist attack.

Don't you just love French class?

SkyRocker
07-14-2005, 01:44 AM
Not the president, the mayor of paris...
That don't show we are not sympathizing. I'm horrified too by the attacks.
Please try to make a difference between government and people.

London_Spleeny
07-14-2005, 02:24 AM
the french can be proud of one thing, they didnt give up campaigning to try and win the olympics, they fought to the bitter end... thats a first.

In french defence you cant judge a book by its cover's. Tony Blair makes britain look like a paradise to a bunch of free loading immigrants, legal or illegal, free health service etc. the french are very clever with this thing, they are seen to be stopping people get through to us, but really they aren't doing jack shit. Genius. i still respect the french as they are a quality sporting nation, climbing, football once upon a time. rugby, although they haven't won the web ellis.

The french will eventually realise that Briatin is just a superior nation. :rolleyes: