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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Tippytoes

    You are a mountain of info on the Wordscapes caper and find your comments quite helpful.

    But I saw one recently that had me scratching the old noggin. 🤯

    In a post where you mention Wordscapes cheating, why do you feel the need to post this:

    “(FYI: I truly don’t use any hints at all when I play)”

    Makes no difference if you did. Hints are a legitimate part of the game.

    Be like saying, when I play tennis, I don’t take a fault when I serve.

    You are not a “better person” because you don’t use a hint.

    That’s my 2 bobs worth

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    G’day Scrapers

    People ever wonder what happens when you hit 1million of Brilliiance with some teams?

    Well, there are bucket loads of bells, whistles, fireworks, anything on the top shelf and the key to the liquor cabinet for a day, if you hit 1m Brilliance while on the “MadAussies”.

    Those buggers even meet you at the airport, carry you on their shoulders through the terminal & give you a ticker tape parade. 😁👏😳🤩

    See you round like a wedding ring.

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Nothing clever about plagiarism. Cut huge swathes of commentary off the internet and dump it in an unrelated forum, offering no context nor reference to the real author.
    Not smart, just smart arse.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hey Anonymous
    Sounds like you’re a few kangaroos short in the top paddock.

    Have a look at the old love handles & get a grip.

    You filled a lot of columns with stuff no one gives a fat rat’s clacker about.

    You sure you are in the right forum? You weren’t typing in a Whack Jobs chat zone & inadvertently ended up here?

    Anyways thank my lucky stars we’ve got the No Vacancy sign flashing at our joint.

    Drive me up the bloody wall dealing with stuff clogging up our Chat that I’ve got to search with a magnifying glass to find what’s relevant.

    Catch ya round like a loose marble
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hello fellow Wordscapers

    Glad you enjoy the posts.

    Thanks for the high praise. Reminds me of a chat I had recently with the Dalai Lama who said to me over a chilled bottle of his Tibetan rice wine:
    “A selfless leader, one who creates positive atmosphere, will become a great leader.”

    He was referring to me of course.

    Back in April, I had confided in the Lama with my concern about the parlous predicament of the MadAussies.

    The MA team was an unruly, undisciplined rabble, a motley crew of couldabeens, hasbeens & wannabes who forced a conga line of captains to be run out of town. I was left with the burden of team leader and it was heavy on my conscience.

    The Dalai said “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

    I thought about it for a while, didn’t have a clue what he was talking about, so I gave him a friendly head butt.

    The Dalai said “You’re now ready to take over the reins of the MadAussies, go forth and cut a swathe through the Wordscapes jungle.”

    And so I have & here I am, dragging the MadAussies out of the swamp & turning them into an irresistible force. 😁

    Thanks for listening & see ya round like a magnifying glass.

    Scoop
    Scoopwordscapes@gmail.com

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    G’day thrill seekers

    To prepare for the latest tournament, MadAussies went on a pre-season camp.

    They had to scale a mountain wearing only board shorts & thongs, swam across a crocodile infested river with a T-bone steak tied to their undies, crawled over a bed of hot coals with a jug of Rum & milk balanced on the head & built a raft out of beer cans that they rowed across Bass Strait.

    Not saying it’s the sole reason for our much-deserved huge victory in the latest tournament. But every little bit helps, if you catch my drift.

    See ya round like a billiard ball

    Scoop
    scoopwordscapes@gmail.com

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    We got bumped up to an A Grade comp this week; the water was deep and the weather was rough.
    I felt like we were in the SS Minnow.

    Top three teams were:
    Last Chance 303,471
    loonytunes 219,763
    Peaches Players 184,528

    They piled on the points like I piled on the kilos in lockdown whilst watching 79 episodes of Vikings.

    Anyway, MadAussies had some fun battling around the shallow end of the pool. and picked up a few spare coins.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Sounds like Emerald City is a few kangaroos short in the top paddock.

    Extraordinary how invested people are in this game.

    The day I worry about other teams hitting on my MadAussie mates, is the day I take a long walk off a short plank and drop into oblivion.

    Chiil out tiger. Where's the rule that says you can't steal the batter on second base?

    In the five minutes I've been involved in this caper, I found if your mob are having fun, and a jolly good time in this make believe world of Wordscapes, they will bust a clacker to stay on the bus.

    Wordscapes loyalty is a myth. I'm tipping that every week, players who can't keep up to the gold standards of the super teams are chucked out like used tissues.

    And nothing wrong with that.

    Don't laugh at my gags in MA land and you will be escorted out the door quicker than Usain Bolt runs to the corner store to get the milk.

    Create an environment where players love being on the team and you won't have any probs.

    Now Valerie if you are reading this, holed up in the basement ..... give me a sign.....,the MadAussies SWAT team are ready to come to the rescue.

    Catch ya round like a coconut
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    I’ll be a tad serious now.

    On Friday we at MadAussies had a new member join (Brilliance 100k). He/she asked questions about team rules & tactics.

    I answered the questions, then a few hours later, the Inquisitive One left the team.

    Suggestion was the IO was sussing us out to see how we roll and never really intended to be part of the team.

    Is that something, some players or teams engage in? Check out a team’s chat and take the intelligence back to their real team?

    Sneaky yes, but I thought that’s cool they would think we’re worthy of targeting us for espionage.

    Anyway if I hear one of my “exclusive to MadAussie” gags repeated in a comedy routine, I know I’ve been used.

    Catch ya round like the bottom of a wine bottle,
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hey Lark

    Love ya name
    Love the way you roll,

    We enjoy a lark at MadAussies.

    Could be a match made in Harvard....I mean Heaven

    See you round like a halo
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Inkspiration
    Why start up a new team when you can everything you want in a current Wordscapes mob.
    You sound a good fit for the MadAussies.
    Got some gags I want to run past some smart cookies.
    If you are a smart cookie give us a shout out.
    Catch ya round like a dart board
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Mugsy Bar
    Great call tiger.

    We don’t use Excel; we use Excess.

    Against my wishes, my wife panic bought dunny wrap (Aussie for toilet rolls).

    So I’m using the excess to keep notes on our MadAussie team results.

    In 6 months time when the results are obsolete, the dunny paper will revert back to their primary use.

    See ya round like a shout of beers

    Scoop
    MadAussies
    Supreme Commander

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    I need someone to join MadAussies Utd

    They need to be:
    ‘Mad as a cut snake'

    Which in Australia means:

    Very angry; crazy; eccentric. The phrase also takes the form mad as a snake. The different senses of the phrase derive from the fact that 'mad' has two main senses - 'crazy' and 'angry'. The 'crazy' sense is illustrated by 'that bloke wearing a teapot on his head is as mad as a cut snake', and the angry sense is illustrated by 'be careful of the boss this afternoon, he's as mad as a cut snake'. There are similar phrases in Australian English including mad as a meat axe and mad as a gumtree full of galahs. Mad as a (cut) snake is first recorded in 1900.

    Source: ANU

    Thanks
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hi K.J.

    Glad I can be the source of your amusement. 😁

    No Vacancy sign up has gone up again at MadAussies Utd.

    Filled the latest spot quicker than a member of parliament voting yes to a politician wage rise.

    Every time I say there’s a vacancy, the switchboard lights up faster than a Donald Trump lie detector test.

    Hard team to break into. Fair enough too. It’s one helluva team full of crazy go getters.
    Lots of Heavy hitters,
    especially the liquor cabinet.
    Hehehehe 😁

    Catch ya round like a kanga poo

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    G’day Scrappers

    Someone left, took early retirement, or they died.

    So to cut a long story with a steak knife, “MadAussies Utd”
    need a player.

    Must have a heart beat and a functioning brain.

    Looks are not that important but if you are decidedly unattractive don’t use your Facebook photo as your profile pic & you better be Funny.

    Age anywhere from 3yrs to 73. No one over 73, we have enough of them. And No one Under 5 who can’t spell inconsequential.

    Prefer someone smarter than a 5th grader. If you are repeating 4th grade, don’t bother, concentrate on school you idiot.

    Vacancies are rare now days at MadAussies because I’m a great supreme maestro and the team is captivated by my modesty. Get in while you still can.

    Catch ya round like a pinhead.

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hahaha
    There’s literally hundreds of team names with the word Trump in it & probably thousands of players the same.
    Hard to police it. Anyway it’s not hurting anyone.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Love the anti Trump ads. Keep them coming I say.

    Only one hitch, I paid to have the ads removed so I don’t see them.

    If I knew about the anti Trimp ads I wouldn’t have paid for the no ad option.

    Oh well, I’ll have to think of another reason why I’m on Wordscapes. Apart from the alcohol and wild parties.

    Catch ya round like a zero

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Hi Catherine

    Scoop here! Brigadier General of the MadAussie Utd regiment.

    Wordscapes best captain as voted by 100 of my closest friends.

    I love opinions - they’re like bum holes, everyone’s got one, happy to read yours if you feel the need.
    (Your opinion that is. 😳)

    You want a strong leader - I can do 10 chin ups and 20 push ups - at the same time.

    I can bench press my own body weight - if I amputated both legs and had a colonoscopy.

    MadAussies is firing on 50 cylinders - we’re currently beating a prominent top 60 Wordscapes team by 30,000 points. I know Rocky Balboa said it ain’t over til it’s over. But this super team would have to score like Stormy Daniels to catch us now.

    No vacancy at the minute, but I can make one if you whisper in my ear and tell me you want a piece of the MA action.

    Catch ya round like a medicine ball.

    Scoop
    scoopwordscapes@gmail.com

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Thanks WizeOwlz leader,

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom about the FAMILY.

    Catch ya round like a Coconut

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    I’m going to be serious for this moment.

    Hi Seattle Gent

    I’m not into the tactics & strategies all that much, but I do appreciate what teams do to legitimately be the best they can be.

    I look at WizeOwlz - 26 players & 14m Brilliance.
    The support team WizeOwlz1 also has 26 players & a Brilliance 8.9m.

    Why not combine the two teams?

    Only have to delist 2 and you would have a super team.

    Am I missing something?

    Seems hard enough running one Complete team, let alone two half full teams.

    Catch ya
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Just an update

    All spots now filled in the MadAussies.

    We picked up a couple of superstar players.

    Sorry to those teams who lost such highly valued team members. We feel your pain. 🥱

    To those teams who have graciously released two great Wordscapers -
    (To quote Jimmy Cagney aka George M Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy)

    “My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.”

    Catch ya round like a donut hole
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    For the MadAussies.
    We’re looking for
    2 Funny girls Or
    1 funny girl & a straight man (as in funny straight) Or
    Or 2 blokes who have funny girlfriends
    If not......you’ll do anyway.
    Oh and you need to know how to play scrabble, sort of. We have a crack at the tournaments but don’t play as if there’s a gun to our heads. If we win we celebrate for 24 hours, might wake up in a bed with Mike Tyson, wonder how we got there, then sneak out the back door.

    Hit me up - to see the craziest chat topics on Wordscapes.
    I know you want to
    😉😉 Say no more.

    See you round like
    a smiling face Emoji

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    G’day there potential legends

    MadAussies needed 2 players to replace those I have sent back to the minor leagues.
    Nice people I assume, but couldn’t grasp the us in madaUSsies.

    Anyways, we need a couple of goers, a persistent positive pair, a dynamic duo, an awesome twosome, a determined double with a desire to deliver,
    my personal tandem fandom to come on board & show is what you’ve got.

    Catch ya round like a cricket duck
    Scoop

    PS: There is no minimum. So if you are brand spanking new with a good sense of humour you might be “Hello, is it me you’re looking for”
    Chuck in a request & the rest is up to me, the skipper of the SS MadAussies.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    MadAussies are now looking for 5 new players after I orchestrated a mutiny to take out the leader and it caused chaos in the camp.

    45 people came with me.

    4 stuck loyal to the crazy dude we have as a leader. They just didn't get it, so I hunted them down Rambo style and terminated them.

    Also 1 other loyalist left are falling madly in love with the team leader and could not deal with having their advances rejected. Last seen heading to Coober Pedy to dig for opals.

    To cut a long story short, I'm still el supremo and MadAussies now have a vacancy level marginally lower than the USA unemployment rate.

    No minimum, tell us a gag and you're in like Flynn.

    Catch ya round like a toilet roll

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    J Stevie Olz
    Old mate
    If I open up the entrance to the MadAussies Aladdin’s Cave so you can engage in our wondrous treasures, would you come on in?

    I’ve got one who I’m about to make walk the plank,

    See ya round like an M&M

    Scoop.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    G'day 'Scapers...

    Well, the results are in from the survey we commissioned, and it's now official, in the WORDSCAPES universe, MadAussies is the most appropriate name for a team given the make up of its team list.

    Yep, with thousands of Wordscapes teams, I could hardly believe it either. Real lightbulb moment.

    Mind you I was pondering all of this whilst I was in a doctor's waiting room, reading a copy of the July 1986 Playboy magazine. The one with Carrie Leigh on the cover.

    I was at the doc's because I had trouble with words that began with the third letter of the alphabet so I sought out a specialist in word aversion syndrome.

    He told me: "Chill out ya moron, ya just seasick."

    In the same survey I was voted the Wordscapes Team leader most likely to be certified insane.

    Anyway, my point is, we have one spot left to fill at MadAussies and if I don't fill it by close of business today, I will have to sleep in the spare room.

    Catch ya round like a Starbucks logo.

    Scoop
    scoopwordscapes@gmail.com

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Amazing offer - for 24 hours only, join the whackiest team in Wordscapes world & get to read some of the best godamn original gags you will ever whack your mince pies on.
    We go orright (as they say in Dubbo) won last two tourneys. We do tend to pick off the weak teams but last week we knocked off a team with a Brilliance Total 10% greater than ours. That was worth a few Bundaberg rum & cokes.

    We’re like F Troop. Just think of me as Sargent O’Rourke.

    Team is MadAussies

    Get on now before I change my mind.
    See you round like a hoop earring.

    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    SK
    Spot at the MadAussies now available.
    That’s all she wrote. 🤩
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    SK - are you ready?
    Give me a sign champ!
    Want to join the MadAussies - send an email to
    Scoopwordscapes@gmail.com

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    SK
    You had me at hello! 🤣
    Mate I can’t open up a spot just now, I need to get through the weekend but as soon as one opens up, I’ll get on here & let you know.
    MadAussies is a very different team to many others trying to recruit on here.
    We couldn’t give a fat rat’s clacker about hitting 200k and mixing it with the super powers.
    Brilliance total ain’t the bees knees to us. It’s good to have a big BT, but it’s not the Jatz crackers of what we’re about.
    It’s about saying g’day having fun, laughing at my gags and reminding me I’m the greatest team leader in Wordscapes history.
    Catch ya round like a soccer ball.

    Scoop

    PS: We can’t wait til the Donald learns about MadAussies and puts in a request to join. Players are on notice the person who I think is the least fun, will have to make way for the Trumpster. It’s just a matter of time.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    All done for MA this week.
    If you missed out. MadAussies just completed its list again.
    List again like we did last summer, we list again like we did last year.
    Too bad, how sad.
    Missed some cracking new gags.
    See ya round like 18 holes.
    Scoop

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Jody Gallacher
    Don’t have to be either. But if push comes to shove, we prefer you have more ‘Mad’ than Aussie.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    Thanks for all the enquiries. The response was truly overwhelming. But we're pleased to announce the MadAussies have filled a spot.

    We do have one spot left but we're saving it for a guy called Donald Trump.
    We Aussies don't know much about him but apparently he is a great wordsmith, the best vocabulary ever, no-one knows more words than he does. He told me he's the best creator of words that's ever lived. Greatest Wordscaper since Abraham Lincoln. That's good enough for me.

    So we're just waiting until November, when, according to word on the street, apparently he will have more time on his hands to play on his phone.

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    Paul Young commented  · 

    You're in luck - the MadAussies have a vacancy. Chatty and mad as cut snakes. Just saying....No I am saying; I just said it.
    The leader is an amateur stand up comic, so loves a gag. :)
    Team has some young & old and in the middles.
    Yep, we have a crack, but we're not playing for sheep stations. Just for sheep, which we pass around to mow the grass.
    When you join the MadAussies, you won't be going back. Because if you do....well, we know people. Again just saying. Catch ya round like a rissole.

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