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TrishDaDish
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Glurge with horrid music and pictures of adorable children posing in a train depot. It goes on and on and on. It actually tries to tell you that the baggage you get from your family and friends in life is a good thing. I think my first warning should have been what the email said before the link:

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This is awsume !!!!

Life on the Train



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Ms Congeniality
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I couldn't watch it all, it was downright painful.

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Brillo Bee
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"Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them"

So the length of my parents' lives revolves around me? Awesome! I knew I was the center of the universe!

Bee

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Pork Chop
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I enjoyed* how "thoughts" wasn't spelled correctly, and the music sounded like it was made with Finale Notepad.


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*Not really.

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Ramblin' Dave, quietly making noise
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Morbid curiosity pushed me on to the bitter end. It's a good thing I already liked train rides.

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Swept away by my feelings, ashamed and confused
But just now it's enough to be walking with you
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NZUL
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"Life is like a train ride. We get on. We get off. We get on again."

Huh? I thought we only got one ride.

This new trend towards 'movies' disturbs me. At least with the old Powerpoint presentations, I could click through at a pace that suited me. This just drags on and on ... "GET ON WITH IT - I've read that freaking paragraph twice already!"

Didn't finish it. Too painful.

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A Man of Wealth and Taste
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Wait... why is the metaphor of a train necessary at all here?

The metaphor isn't even fully consistent... if you don't know when (or presumably where) your last stop is going to be, what makes you think you'll ever get to the "Main Station"? Are you on a train that just goes in circles, and every time it stops at said station a number of randomly-selected people get off? Sounds like a pretty lame train ride to me.

Oh well. As long as I'm riding this stupid train on its circular track, I might as well try to leave everyone else with as much baggage as I can...

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Sharpened Steel
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Man, that was like the glurge that wouldn't end...the music had a lot of fake-outs too, when it seemed like it was over, but it just kept going...

Did anyone else get a stalker vibe from the part about seeking out people you love who choose to sit in another compartment? Duh, if they went to another compartment, they *don't* want to be near you anymore, leave 'em alone.

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TrishDaDish
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Life's like a train ride. You sit and rock and watch the world pass you by. Sometimes you must get out of your seat and do things in a small, urine stained closet space with a door that won't slide shut properly. The things that nourish you in life is expensive, microwaved, and tastes like cardboard. It probably is cardboard.

Most of you will not be able to afford a bed to sleep on, and will have to sleep in a chair in front of a loud woman talking nonstop at ungodly hours in another language.* If you can afford private quarters, you will soon learn it's as big as the public toilet on the train. But no public toilet for you, oh Elite One! Because, for you, your own toilet in your own room is the seat right next to you. If you must share this train ride with someone, they will either be very cool with this, or stand out in the hallway of Train of Life while you "take care of business", which has next to no space. Even worse, if this is the Commuter Train of Life, there's a good chance there's no toilet at all. Which proves life is full of crap that you have to carry until the journey ends.

* I am talking from personal experience. I guess she figured that since no one could understand her, she could yell as loud as she wanted and no one would notice. Till nfbskin' 3 in the nfbskin' morning.

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DawnStorm
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quote:
Originally posted by NZUL:
"This just drags on and on ... "GET ON WITH IT - I've read that freaking paragraph twice already!"

Didn't finish it. Too painful.

I felt the same way, and no I didn't finish the presentation. I'd like to get to bed before it's time to get up. I think what we have here is the Ina-Gadda-Di-Vida of glurge!


Dawn--without the drum solo--Storm

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SmallTownKid
I Saw Three Shipments


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Arg. I know that song. It's "Keeper of the Stars." I actually like the real thing. Shame to see it attached to this...thing.

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Ink Rose
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Life is like a train. Sometimes some gigantic robot tries to eat the tracks and then you crash. Points for reference [Big Grin]

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evilrabbit
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What a horribly awkward metaphor. How is life like a train ride? Are you saying that once you start on your journey of life, you don't have any further control until you stop somewhere? Are you saying we should all just trust each segment of our lives to some "engineer" we don't even get to see? Are you saying that life runs on tracks and there's only one way to get from point A to point B? Or is it just a painfully forced expansion on the idea of life as a journey?
And the implication that at some point you no longer "need" your parents, so they disappear from your life disturbs me. What, I can't be a fully functional adult and still enjoy spending time with my parents? Why does there have to be a cut-off point for parental involvement?
I also liked how they made it sound like you don't meet brothers, sisters, friends or acquaintances until after your parents are out of your life....

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Cervus
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Aren't trains a Freudian symbol?

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Won't somebody please think of the adults!

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VersesBatman
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I too couldn't finish this.

I did have Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy running through my head.

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It's like they took a bunch of movies, put them in a blender and turned it on really fast!-Mystery Science Theater 3000

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Dragon's Jewel
I Saw Three Shipments


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Mmmmm, awful MIDI. What a joy.

Unfortunately (translate: fortunately) I clicked on the link when I already had Mack the Knife playing, so I got a sudden blast of horrible glurge music over my Bobby Darin, which means that I had to shut it down immediately. No one interrupts Bobby Darin.

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Zamboni_Rodeo
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Ridin' that train,
High on cocaine
Casey Jones, you'd better
Watch your speed...


Suddenly the train metaphor is a little more interesting.

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Mouse
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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quote:
Originally posted by Zamboni_Rodeo:
Ridin' that train,
High on cocaine
Casey Jones, you'd better
Watch your speed...


Suddenly the train metaphor is a little more interesting.

So I wasn't the only one with that song lodged in their head thanks to this glurge.

Mouse the "Trouble ahead/Trouble behind." Louse

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A Man of Wealth and Taste
I Saw Three Shipments


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quote:
Originally posted by Cervus:
Aren't trains a Freudian symbol?

Oooh... I wish I had thought of that first. I would have gotten to use my all-purpose joke: "I think Freud would have something to say about that."

Okay, so it sounds lame in this context, but trust me, it's really funny when I say it at exactly the right moment.

Okay, okay, I'm a Psych geek.

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Ariadne
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Good gods...can the author of this drivel be jailed for metaphor abuse?

I did watch the whole thing, though I don't know why. At one point my screensaver came on and by the time I moved the mouse to close it, the same paragraph was still up on the screen. How slowly do they think people read?

Oh, and I can name a couple of ex-boyfriends who have given me lots of baggage, but I am not really thankful for it. And I would be okay with not seeing them again at the great metaphorical train station.

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ToriSparrow
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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quote:
Originally posted by Brillo Bee:
"Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them"

So the length of my parents' lives revolves around me? Awesome! I knew I was the center of the universe!

Bee

Thank you VERY much for that...I don't remember the last time I laughed that hard. [Smile]

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TrishDaDish
Let There Be PCs on Earth


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If that was too long for you to sit through, I've found another (short) train as metaphor glurge:

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TICKET TO HEAVEN

Trains leave at all Hours.
Trains Arrive when God Wills.


Limited Express First Class:
Poverty, Chastity, Obedience.

Express 1st and 2nd Class:
Peity, Devotion, Sacraments.

Accomidations-
1st, 2nd and 3rd Class:
Commandments, Duties of State of Life.

PRICE OF TICKETS:

FIRST: Love and Crosses.

SECOND: Desire and Combat

THIRD: Fear and Penance.

- NOTE -

1. There are no return tickets.

2. No Excursion Trains.

3. Children who have not attained the use of reason do not pay anything, provided they are held on the lap of their Mother, the Church.

4. Travelers are advised to bring no other baggage but GOOD WORKS, if they do not wish to miss the train or meet with a delay at the next to the last station.

5. Travelers can take passage on any part or the road.



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