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2004-05-19 04:22:12.682239+00 by Dan Lyke 11 comments

You know... well, ya know something when you hear "light switch" and think "someone who can go dom or sub" and not "a device for altering the brightness of the room".

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 05:46:56.244686+00 by: meuon

Dan, you have been spending too much time in the bedroom/dungeon and/or with that crowd. An occupational danger of being in the industry if not from your own recreational/recresexual activities.

Remember when (after playing Doom/Quake too long..) the elevator doors open on the 4th floor of the Dr's Bldg and we both looked left and right inside the doors.. and realized it was time to delete the games from the systems?

Well.. It's time to do that with other things.. at least save it for special occaisions..

And having said that.. rumours of my picture appearing in Skin Two Magazine from the London Fetish Ball I attended are not true.. I was not that well outfitted or attended..

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 10:01:46.162329+00 by: polly

now, meuon, leave dan alone, i learned something-new terminology/alternate meaning of "light switch", lol.

WELL! i hadn't heard anything about your appearance in skin two...and speaking of how well outfitted you were, you told me you didn't have that much on...leather pants & a vest, lots of skin showing. sounds "well outfitted" to me, lol.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 11:49:50.372296+00 by: meuon

Let's just say I was looking the 'Dom' part..(on purpose). if you were were a Sub, and unattached, you were quickly 'attached'.. usually by a short chain or leash. A lesson I learned from Dan's postings a long time ago: Don't mix the Dom/Sub role in your clothing choices.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 16:51:20.758349+00 by: debrahyde

LOL, Dan! I gotta say though that in my life, parent must still be trumping pervert because light switch still means yelling at the rest of the family to conserve. I guess pervert will rule only after the kids have been out of the house long enough that thoughts of light switch and toilet paper don't auto default to domestic concerns. :) Deb

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 16:59:42.779687+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think some of it is pronunciation. In this case there was a short pause in between the two words that gave the clue to me (I had the right interpretation) but left another baffled ("I said I was a light switch..." "huh?").

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 18:13:39.779589+00 by: petronius

Of course, maybe they mean "I'll use the light switch on your bare ass, instead of the heavy one."

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 18:20:46.696367+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yow: 3 meanings! I think I have my new favorite "why text search isn't semantic search" example.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-19 21:07:12.863881+00 by: meuon

And that is why written words often fail, you miss those pauses and inflections that are oh. so. important.

And when you use punctuation improperly... like I often do.. to lend an air of inflection, it is often hard to read, wrong assumptions are made and you get publically flamed for not being literate. Semantics are more than just words, and when 'in person' all kinds of kinesthetic and environmental information is added.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-20 17:56:39.852123+00 by: starbreeze

*evil grin* i have the same problem

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-20 19:43:45.348626+00 by: ebradway

And just how many blondes does it take to turn on a light switch?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-24 20:13:46.787717+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just one, but it's gotta be the right one.