Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:38 pm

"Pins and needles, needles and pins; it's a happy man that
grins." These classic words were made famous by Jackie
Gleason in his role as Ralph Kramden in the 1950s TV
sitcom, The Honeymooners. So why in the world was
America's favorite bus driver so intent on repeating this
phrase whenever he was on the verge of losing his
temper? Quite simply, by changing his self-talk or inner
conversation with himself, Kramden was using a popular
anger management strategy that continues to be widely
used today.

Anyone who remembers that great Honeymooners episode will remember the anger management theme of that show, which I think we may all need to occasionally remind ourselves of here on this forum. I realize that I am probably the last person here who should be lecturing anyone on being civil to your coal brother, but here it is:

I think many of us occassionaly forget a few important things about this forum:

1. I don't think any forum member (including Richard or the Mods) is here because they are getting wealthy by being here.
2. Coal burners,..by their very nature...tend to be control freaks & type "A" personalities that enjoy challenges & do not like losing at anything. (whether losing to winter' cold or at games or debates)
3. Many of us, myself included, have a tendency to get overly involved, emotional & lose perspective when embroiled in the many heated "Off Topic" discussions we have.

Therefore, I think we would all benefit by admitting to ourselves a simple truth:
1. I can't think of a single member who spends his/her time here for malevolent reasons. We are all here because we like to help our coal brothers & sisters & many of us also enjoy the social interaction we get here.

Accordingly:
Every once in a while, when involved in a debate that is turning ugly......maybe just stop & repeat Ralph Kramden's anger management line of: "Pins and needles, needles and pins; it's a happy man that
grins."
Devil505
 
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:54 pm

I just move on to another thread, and try to stay away from the "Politically-charged, nostral-flaring" threads. :D

Devil, I disagree with one point: I'm not a "Type A" personality. I consider myself a B+ at best toothy
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:59 pm

I concour Devil. you should audition for the part of the General!!! the General I tell ya

25 seconds into the nex one...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xirpke7o ... re=related
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:12 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:I concour Devil. you should audition for the part of the General!!! the General I tell ya



:up: :up: :clap: :funny: :funny:

I laugh every time I see an episode.....& I've seen them all ..a thousand times!!!!
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:22 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:I concour Devil. you should audition for the part of the General!!! the General I tell ya
25 seconds into the nex one...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xirpke7o ... re=related


HEYYYY !!! COOOL !!!! Devil, heres a 'new' episode for you: Play BOTH of the above episodes AT THE SAME TIME! I did not know you could do that, but it works! You get new dialog.... Something about Norton making a deal with THE DEVIL ! AAAAAGH!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
:D :D :D :D
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:30 pm

I was ready to ask Richard not to allow any topic other than coal threads
to be listed when "NEW" is searched. I've grown very weary of the pissing
and moaning of the political threads. Fun is fun, but they ARE getting nasty.
I stopped watching the news about a year ago in hopes of keeping my blood
pressure in check. Didn't want to give this up too.
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:22 pm

Thanks for that comment. I couldn't agree more. When you see 4 pages of BS in a day or two, it shouldn't take any longer that a NY Minute to 'reverse the thrusters' and get the "flock out of there!" Some people just love to jab, jab, jab, but sooner or later the 'Gorilla' gets sick of people jabbin' sticks into his cage. You've been warned !!!!!!!
:mad2: :mad2: :poke: :rambo3: :rambo3: :crutch: :pepsi: :devil:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:57 am

tsb wrote:I was ready to ask Richard not to allow any topic other than coal threads
to be listed when "NEW" is searched. I've grown very weary of the pissing
and moaning of the political threads. Fun is fun, but they ARE getting nasty.
I stopped watching the news about a year ago in hopes of keeping my blood
pressure in check. Didn't want to give this up too.


Huzzah to that! 8-) Couldn't have said it better myself. Talking politics does nothing for me except raise my blood pressure to an UN-HUMAN LEVEL!! :mad:

So then, I need to lower it with TEQUILA~~ It fixes everything! :woot: :punk: :shots:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:07 am

I avoid the political threads completely, if I read one I get sucked in to the discussion, happens every time.

I need to take up golf....
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:14 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:I avoid the political threads completely, if I read one I get sucked in to the discussion, happens every time.

I need to take up golf....
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I figured you couldn't resist a thread with Ralphy Boy in it John! :lol:
(I'm taking a break from political threads today too....So everyone can come out of your foxholes!) :lol:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:08 am

There really is a 'God'......................................................... :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :pepsi: :beer: :beer: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:15 am

whistlenut wrote:There really is a 'God'......................................................... :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :pepsi: :beer: :beer: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:



:lol: :lol: Hell.......I may even take the whole weekend off!!! :lol: :lol:

(what's with all this COAL stuff anyway??...Can you really burn black rocks???) :confused: :gee: :devil:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:31 am

Looks like Ralphy taught Frankie to be a blow hard also...
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:35 am

With enough heat, you burn practically anything! :crazy: :annoyed: :what: :mad2: :mad2: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:
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Re: Pins and needles, needles and pins ....

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:46 am

Poconoeagle wrote:Looks like Ralphy taught Frankie to be a blow hard also...


Wow!! Pretty impressive!
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