Five Years, Lord Willing

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Lying in bed last night, as I straddled the conscious and dream states, a poem entered my mind:

Life is slavery.
Death is freedom.
When I retire,
I will fart into a Costco PA system.

I think it accurately summarizes my worldview as well as the teleos of my earthly journey. Usually I forget such things, but I woke up with it clearly in my mind. I am very thankful for that.

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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I'm also thankful you remembered that one; lots to think over in that one.

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my old grumpy old friend from internet, where are you? :DDD

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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I guess he deleted his account, but opted to let his contributions to this board remain.

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Confirmed. He wanted to delete the account but let the posts remain which I very much appreciate.

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Another one bites the dust... It'd be quite interesting to see some kind of social network analysis of who engaged with whom during the existence of this forum. What is the half-life of the average/median forumite?

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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If you look at older posts (>7 years), I recognize almost no one. There are a few, @GTOO, @JP, @C40, @ego, a few others I'm sure I'm missing, who have been around a long time and participated quite a bit. Mostly though, it seems the brighter someone burns (#'s of posts wise) the quicker they burn out.

Good luck to you Jason! Your unique humorous mindfulness will be missed.

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Wait, what? I missed something I guess....Next time I am at Costco (never, not around here) I will listen to their PA system waiting for your signal.

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Ugh, just saw this. I f'ing hate that it's my post about his poem sitting there lingering for all eternity as he is (presumably) contemplating deleting his account. FWIW, I was being sincere about the poem; I really enjoyed it, and it really made me think.

@Jason, if you're out there, I still do want to grab that beer (or coffee, or whatever) sometime.

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Jason wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:09 pm
I would like to take this opportunity to state that upon death, retirement or banning, I would be eternally grateful if my blog lived on as an ABBA appreciation thread, a tribute to both their music and Agnatha's backside (1), both of which have provided me with hours of exhilaration and joy.

(1) Of course, demonstrating a level of discretion significantly beyond that which I myself could maintain.
Per his request, and assuming he would have demonstrated significantly less discretion.


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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Awww, man, that's a bummer. WTF man?

And in @jace's honor, I will here admit that I am more of an ass-man than I ever thought I was.

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Serious bummer. You'll be missed, Jason!

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Fare well, my friend

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suomalainen wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Awww, man, that's a bummer.
*snerk*

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Oh no, what happened? Didn’t see this one coming... ☹️

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Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

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Dang, I was actually wondering where he was...you will be missed Jason!

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