Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:54 pmit hangs my browser.
BTW, it didn't hang my browser (or I would have noticed :P ), the image had just a small "Imgur" banner.
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Witness wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:57 am https://i.imgur.com/rlmlevl.jpg
They bringing the sammages?
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I'm not totally sure if Abdul will appreciate this non-train-related (but tran-related) content but I thought it was interesting and I couldn't think of a better thread to put this in.
Anyway, this is ContraPoints:



I discovered this about a week ago. ("Discovered") well of course I didn't discover it. I'm probably quite late in learning about it and the very cool people, including Abdul, are already on to something else.

Anyway, I've already watched several of her videos this last week, but this one seemed like a good place to start.
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Yeah, I wasn't sure, but I did find it amusing myself. I'll post a shorter one in the other thread.
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How can you appreciate a person who drives potential new folks away?

How ay scalps on his belt?

Here is a candid shot of Abdul eyeing prospective members and figuring out the best combination of abuse and condescention to make sure they do not return.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm I am always welcoming to N00Bz.

You're always creepy to NOOBz.
Abdul Alhazred wrote:I even post that motivational poster about accepting them as one of us.
case in point.
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Rob Lister wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm I am always welcoming to N00Bz.

You're always creepy to NOOBz.
Abdul Alhazred wrote:I even post that motivational poster about accepting them as one of us.
case in point.
This. It is like the rictus grin of a compulsive sheep "fancier"
https://www.swiftcom.com/wp-content/upl ... gazine.jpg

"Flockmaster". Is that what they call themselves now? Disgusting.
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It is best to know about deviationists and the best way to know is to study their habits.

I have studied that habits of Goat Fanciers too.
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I am a Marxist-Leninist, I have always been a Marxist-Leninist
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm Who is that really a picture of?
http://www.newbedfordpd.com/new-bedford ... -chaplain/ :coolspecs:
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Abdul is our Saint Peter. (Or Janus.)

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:21 am Interesting, but it still doesn't fully answer my question to ed. :P
Further research is priced.
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? Lost me. Not hard to do, admittedly
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↑ Nah, you're just very predictable – watch out for the boring border. :)



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Nope. Unless you recognize engine 4012, the "Spirit of Healy".

Just something I saw on reddit pics. Supposedly a "photobombing" although I doubt the timing was a coincidence. The engineer deciding to wave for the camera might have been a bit of good luck.
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An intentional photobomb, imo.

very worthy
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:56 am nothing to show for it
Why?
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Well, you have wars to wage, that distracts… :twisted:

Are there lobbying groups for rail? More generally, for infrastructure?
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A pit for graft. Period.

The reason is simple. The process of even getting to "start" is generational. That means that no one notices the payoffs and graft. It is just part of getting the job done. Since the likelihood of it ever finishing is zero, the whole mess will be consigned to the memory hole.
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My appreciation of Abdul is this: When it comes to gay Jews, he's only second to Roy Cohn.
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Where's Abdul been lately?
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shuize wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:43 am Where's Abdul been lately?
He's riding the rails
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I really do not want to know what Abdul is riding.
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Shouldn't this thread be renamed the "Zombie Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread"?