The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
February 28, 2017, 04:32:42 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Blog is temporarily offline. See this tweet, follow @brasstech for updates.
 
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: The Futile Philanthropy Society.  (Read 5867 times)
Professor Obsidian Blaze
Deck Hand
*
Wales Wales



« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2011, 10:21:36 am »

May I suggest that we do a fund raising event to raise money to fit handbrakes on canoes which belong to the less well off. I thought we could take the next airship to New York and while there raffle a lovely tea cosy which my Maiden Aunt knitted last week. Estimating twenty of us attending and a shilling a ticket we could raise a whole pound.

Blaze
Logged

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
Emo Philips
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2011, 02:14:50 pm »

Fine idea Professor.

The only addition I'd make would be that all attendees fill in a 'Gift Aid' form then we would make an extra 25p.
Of course, I must insist that your Auntie be recompensed for the cost of the wool.
Logged

Such are the feeble bases on which many a public character rests.

Today, I am two, separate Gorillas.
Sir Nikolas Vendigroth
Captain Spice
Immortal
**
United Kingdom United Kingdom



« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2011, 02:24:58 pm »

I was stopped by a vagrant on the street the other day, asking for money to feed himself and his dog. Since I had no cash on me, I offered him a piece of money-saving advice instead.

I suggested that if he ate his dog, he'd cut his food bills in half and get a few good meals out of it as well.

Some people just don't want to be helped  Roll Eyes


 Grin
Logged

Quote from: elShoggotho
HE WRESTLES BEARS, HE DRINKS HIS ALE, HE LOVES HIS AUTUNITE! ON WEDNESDAYS HE GOES SHOPPING, THIS SONG IS UTTER SHI-

PM me about adding a thread to the OT archive!

_|¯¯|_
r[]_[]
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2011, 02:29:18 pm »

Obviously gave the advice to the wrong half of the partnership.
Logged
Clym Angus
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Lord of Misrule


WWW
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2011, 03:31:58 pm »

Obviously gave the advice to the wrong half of the partnership.

Good point! Think of the saving on cooking cost.
Logged

engineRmRaphi
Gunner
**
United States United States


SteamPink: Eugene V. Debs for President 1912


« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2011, 12:33:50 am »

Seems I've been quite remiss in not perusing this thread heretofore.  Such well-meaning suggestions.  They do so encourage a rather delightful and civilized Panglossianism.

May I, too, make a most forthright appeal to your fascinating sense of fairness?

My philanthropic efforts of late have been directed to ameliorating the all too sad situation of the very large who dream of becoming jockeys.  Is it not deeply unfair that fatphobes have been allowed to indulge their prejudice far too long ?  Naysaying should be restricted to horses.

While I do not expect others to be as obsessed with this issue as I, contributions are very welcome. But I am proud to be a spokesman for Big and Tall Substantial Horsemen Inclusive Turf.  Yes, I am indeed BatSHIT crazy!   

         





 

   

Logged

Raphi Alexandrian, <br />Marine Steam Engineer. <br />Advocate for the laboring classes.<br />Practitioner of the Egyptian mysteries, Hermeticism, & Christian cabala.
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2011, 06:50:08 am »

What a laudable cause.
Perhaps we can combine it with our long running campaign to remove the shocking bias that  the organisers  of 'The Grand National' have against Shetland Ponies.
Logged
rovingjack
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States



WWW
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2011, 07:56:50 am »

I'm funding research to help people differentiate left and right tube socks.
Logged

Arabella Periscope
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Edwardian summer


« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2011, 07:04:20 pm »

Saint Bernard squads to succour the alcoholic homeless!
Logged

Kenneth: 'If you're so hot, you can tell me how to say she has ideas above her station.'
Brian:'Oh yes, I forgot. It's fairly easy, old boy.
Elle a des idees au-dessus de sa gare.'
Kenneth: 'Idiot.  It's not that kind of station.'

Terence Rattigan 'French Without Tears.'
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2011, 08:15:50 pm »

I'm sorry, but that might lead to confusion.

We're already training St. Bernard Squids for the rescue of submariners.

Not to mention our 'Guide Squids for the Blind Deep Sea Divers' appeal.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 08:20:04 pm by Dr cornelius quack » Logged
Arabella Periscope
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Edwardian summer


« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2011, 11:07:15 pm »

My Dear Sir,

That is Squads, not Squids . . . I fear the alcoholic homeless will not respond well to your emissaries!
Logged
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2011, 06:12:48 am »

I don't know, they may appreciate a ready supply of ink.
Logged
burnished brass man
Gunner
**
United States United States


« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2011, 06:48:00 am »

I have been studying and recording the apprent travel velocities and arcs of food so as to make aming device for food flinging
Logged
Dr cornelius quack
Rogue Ætherlord
*
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2011, 08:39:35 am »

We could support your research if it is made clear that such a machine is to be aimed only at those in need of food.
Then, when it is built, we should get behind it.
Logged
Arabella Periscope
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Edwardian summer


« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2011, 11:24:11 pm »

If it flings pie, we should get in front of it . . .
Logged
Will Howard
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States



« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2011, 12:14:08 am »

Lessons to teach penguins to play the drums in Heavy Metal bands?
« Last Edit: August 30, 2011, 11:41:46 pm by Will Howard » Logged

"I'm a Barbarian by choice, not ancestry..."
Professor Obsidian Blaze
Deck Hand
*
Wales Wales



« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2011, 11:08:53 pm »

Quote
Lessons to teach penguins to play the drums in Heavy Metal bands?

I'm afraid Sir that this would be quite a fruitless endeavor as you seem to have forgotten that penguins are without exception devotees of Trad Jazz.

Blaze
Logged
Will Howard
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States



« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2011, 11:48:27 pm »

OF COURSE!  And THAT is why it fits this category!  FUTILE Philanthropy, remember?
Logged
Arabella Periscope
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Edwardian summer


« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2011, 04:25:21 am »

I vote we extend the roaring success of our 'Pith Helmets for Wildlife' campaign against damage from the missing ozone layer.  'Parasols for Trees!' shall be our battle cry!
Logged
Professor Obsidian Blaze
Deck Hand
*
Wales Wales



« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2011, 12:24:06 pm »


"OF COURSE!  And THAT is why it fits this category!  FUTILE Philanthropy, remember?"

By Gad Sir you are correct! It is all too easy to forget why we dedicate our lives to Futile Philanthropy, I say "Heavy Metal it is" for the little web footed blighters.

Blaze
« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 12:26:08 pm by Professor Obsidian Blaze » Logged
Tito Alba
Snr. Officer
****
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Electrospagyrist, Ethnophysiatrist & Anarchodandy


WWW
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2011, 01:37:27 pm »

In the interest of improving man's relations with our four footed, winged, clawed, finned and tentacled brethren I propose a complete review of taxonomic nomenclature pending approval from a spokesman of each species in writing that they are not offended by their names
Logged
Will Howard
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States



« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2011, 10:53:02 pm »

Excellent idea, Mr. Alba!  And TOTALLY futile, to boot!
Logged
Tito Alba
Snr. Officer
****
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Electrospagyrist, Ethnophysiatrist & Anarchodandy


WWW
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2011, 12:08:24 pm »

I thought it might be useful as only the other week I was chased by a bear that growled "who are you calling an ursa!"

I like this thread.  I'm full of poppycock.  Or at least when I'm full of poppies I act like a .... maybe that's for less sfw thread.

I'd also like to suggest a fundraising event to sponsor the Currencyless Collectivist Co-operative Commune.  I've heard they are making some significant steps to solving this economic crisis but were rather poor to boot.

You have to look out for corruption though.  I've heard those at the top are hoarding all the nothing for themselves and not letting anyone else have any.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2011, 12:47:00 am by Tito Alba » Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.039 seconds with 16 queries.