People on the internet putting a phrase between asterisks as if they are actually doing whatever that phrase says.

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    Jun 23, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    This is pretty harmless but I can't help but wince every time I see it. It used to happen more in forums or message boards, but now it happens on Twitter. Like maybe someone mentions swimming, and another person replies, "Sounds fun! *puts on swimsuit, cracks open a beer*" This is so nerdy it makes me feel feverishly uncomfortable on your behalf. You're not really doing that. No one believes you're doing that. We all know you're in your office right now. And we all know that now you secretly want everyone else in your Twitter stream to follow suit and start some weird fake textual pool party.

    Person A: *jumps in* Cannonball!
    Person B: *mixes mai tai, passes to Person C*
    Person C: *takes off top, forget she's married*

    So this is just like a strange live action role-playing you're playing by yourself, with words. It's like you just can't shake King's Quest, or you still want to be Leisure Suit Larry. Around you are the carcasses of slain ice dwarfs.

    If you replied, "*picks nose, refreshes page*" at least it would be true, but it would still be lame.

    amirite or amirite?

    *flips you off* icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    The art of daydreaming is lost with some people. *sigh* icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe art of daydreaming is lost with some people. *sigh* icon_sad.gif


    *unzips pants* icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    *and masturbates quietly*
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    Cite your sources young man. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidCite your sources young man. icon_wink.gif


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    *grins and walks away into the distance*
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing! *rolls eyes*
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidThanks for sharing! *rolls eyes*


    *strokes ur pecs*

    *begins to masturbate feverishly*
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    *unzips pants, pushes 'em down around ankles"
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    Jun 24, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    *purple monkey dishwasher*
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    Jun 24, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    *I like Alfred Lord Tennyson..I don't think I did this right*
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    Jun 24, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    *types self-referencing activity here*
  • jrs1

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    Jun 24, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    * yawns
  • Iluros

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    Jun 24, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    *stabs*

    Oh, you mean like that? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 24, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    Damn you ripped off Dooce without linking? Don't piss off the mommybloggers if you know what is good for you.
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    Jun 24, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    I used to do that all the time! Did it when talking on AIM, back when I was a huge nerd... icon_biggrin.gif
  • nv7_

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    Jun 24, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    "watches tumbleweeds roll by while eating Skittles* icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 24, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    Import saidThis is pretty harmless but I can't help but wince every time I see it. It used to happen more in forums or message boards, but now it happens on Twitter. Like maybe someone mentions swimming, and another person replies, "Sounds fun! *puts on swimsuit, cracks open a beer*" This is so nerdy it makes me feel feverishly uncomfortable on your behalf. You're not really doing that. No one believes you're doing that. We all know you're in your office right now. And we all know that now you secretly want everyone else in your Twitter stream to follow suit and start some weird fake textual pool party.

    Person A: *jumps in* Cannonball!
    Person B: *mixes mai tai, passes to Person C*
    Person C: *takes off top, forget she's married*

    So this is just like a strange live action role-playing you're playing by yourself, with words. It's like you just can't shake King's Quest, or you still want to be Leisure Suit Larry. Around you are the carcasses of slain ice dwarfs.

    If you replied, "*picks nose, refreshes page*" at least it would be true, but it would still be lame.

    amirite or amirite?

    *flips you off* icon_lol.gif




    I used to think it was nerdy too but now I think it's cute I like it, now I even do it myself HAHA I won't do it right now though HAHAHA cuz I don't like to reply saying what the OP says he doesn't likeicon_lol.gif
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    Jun 24, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    *clears voice and begins to sing*
    "I am the very model of a modern Major-General...."
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    Jun 24, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    *ponders your jealousy over my nerdness*

    Yes jealousy.... You can't be awesomely nerd like as I am!!!
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    Jun 24, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    calibro said*purple monkey dishwasher*


    icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif i thought i was the only one who used that phrase (i used it in an e-mail to customer service once because i was getting frustrated that all the responses from them sounded automated and the solutions had nothing to do with my questions).
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    Jun 24, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    * ** *
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    Jun 24, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    jprichva saidHah, I actually did that.


    That's against the rules!
  • Webster666

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    Jun 24, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    *furrows brow*
    I have never once seen this on the intertubes...
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    Jun 24, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    I like it more than when people use "fail" as a noun, or say the subject of whatever they think has been done in a negative light, then say "fail" afterward. Such as this post... "citation FAIL"

    ^ See there? Doesn't that just make you want to rip the skin off my face and spray it with Aqua Net?

    Don't get me started on using the word "epic" inappropriately... icon_lol.gif