Re: Fess Up

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When I started commenting you already had cancer. Not guilty.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-08 11:31 PM
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Ah, but when did you start reading?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 9-08 11:38 PM
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Damn those back kidney stabbing bitches.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03- 9-08 11:39 PM
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AWB, I can't believe that you starting commenting after ogged got cancer. That can't be right, can it? God, I have been reading this website for so goddamn long. I am now trying to find my earliest comment, and the earliest so far is July 2005...


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:09 AM
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April 2005.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:11 AM
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(Specifically.)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:11 AM
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I started the first incarnation of ITNSII? in January 2006, and got sucked in here shortly thereafter. I had a blog before that, since November 2004, but it wasn't very good. Only a few people I know here read that one, though.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:11 AM
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I was also surprised that AWB only started commenting after ogged was diagnosed. I started commenting in August 2005.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:13 AM
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Whereas my first comment dates from August of ... 2003!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:16 AM
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Back when you were twelve.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:17 AM
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Ogged was much the same as ever back then.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:18 AM
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Looking through the archives I found this thread, which was pretty funny at the time. Ogged = psychic.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:25 AM
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Looks like I started commenting in 12/2005.


Posted by: TomF | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:31 AM
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I don't think my tenure overlapped with silvana, unless she came back under a different name (possibly "yoyo", to judge from that thread). So that's a different era.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:49 AM
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Silvana is watching you, Ned.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:56 AM
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Ned proves again the oft-remarkable ability of pseudonym changes to disguise identity.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:57 AM
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I have read enough archives to be aware that she changed her name to something else. But not to what.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:00 AM
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Ned, check your email.


Posted by: NĂ¡pi | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:16 AM
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Quite right, not to what, there is noone who uses that handle here.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:18 AM
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PETER noone?!?

Wow!


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:19 AM
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I remember the seriously long hiatus where there were no posts from either ogged or Labs. We were all in withdrawal. Then when ogged said that he was quitting, I was deeply grateful to alameida for expanding the number of posters, because I would have been really upset if this place had totally disappeared.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:49 AM
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Alameida is the power behind the throne. Whenever there's a crisis she steps in, and once the problem is solved she returns to her Narnian undersea palace.

It is said that something unspeakable happens to anyone who views her face, so that they have to go to the spa for a complete makeover, buy all new clothes and electronics, reorganize their kitchen, and purge their IPod.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:57 AM
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i did not know ogged had cancer mere four months ago


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:01 AM
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So this is the thread where we confess that we have huge crushes on Alameida? Yea. Me too.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:01 AM
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Shouldn't we or someone more serious than us be militating for Tucker Carlson to be replaced by Rachel Maddow? She's already a regular on Olbermann. She's smart, good on TV, and politically non-insane.

Tweety then would be boxed in between two people who don't respect him much, and Olbermann already has higher ratings than him. If Maddow does well in her unfavorable time slot (she should do much better than Carlson), it would make sense to move her closer to Olbermann, or at least to put someone non-creepy in Matthews' spot.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:02 AM
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Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:08 AM
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All of my personal things were in a small box that had once been used to ship miscellaneous office supplies third class; someone had placed it at my doorstep. There was no note, no writing on the box to tell me who had left it; but I was sure that Barb Boyd was behind it, hoping that this would deter me from coming into the department and thus saving her chicken-shit self from a confrontation. I was famous for never decorating my office space with much that was either personal or permanent; I lived my life ready for flight, as though I had already anticipated what had happened yesterday. So the little box held lumps of my corporeal matter, God particles of what I was for five years: an old tube of clear lipstick, a nail file, a smashed but unopened box of Junior Mints, used tickets to the Saints game from two years ago, and something that did not belong to me: a scapular with two brown strings that looked like shoelaces attached to a square piece of cloth with the red, white and blue image of the Virgin Mary. I stretched the strings out and pulled it over my head and let Mary rest between my breasts.

Pinch&Scrimp
www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com


Posted by: Lyn LeJeune | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:12 AM
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Yum, cinnamon Danish.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:17 AM
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27: It is an ill link indeed that does not expand the horizons of non sequitur.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:19 AM
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27 are you fired? or may be this is an excerpt from your book
all these posts and comments are full of allusions which i don't get, the flight is allegorical i hope
anyway, fired - tomorrow you'll be hired, so :)


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:21 AM
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I want to say March 2005 was my first comment. I wish I still had time to do more commenting, but I content myself with lurking for the most part. I sent the postcard.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:22 AM
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Wow, Lyn's blog just ruined my day before it even got started.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:25 AM
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28.---I'm guessing spammer, not troller.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:27 AM
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The next Post Secret up from the cancer doll is pretty on topic for the nerd thread. (semi-safe for work)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:31 AM
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There's a lot of ruin in an Ari. First a cold, now this.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:38 AM
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22b is hilarious.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:17 AM
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Whereas my first comment dates from August of ... 2003!

I was a topic of conversation at Unfogged in May of 2003 at least. Possibly earlier. Comments, I have no idea. That was all before I jumped the shark, though.


Posted by: Kieran | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:39 AM
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The funny thing is, Chopper was aiming for a different Mexican but you all look the same.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:43 AM
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So this is the thread where we confess that we have huge crushes on Alameida? Yea. Me too.

Is there a female commenter that will doesn't have a crush on? Just askin'

I think my first comment dates from about July 2007. It seems like a lifetime ago. I first perused the blog on a link from (I think) DeLong in probably 2003, went so far as to bookmark the site and then later delete the bookmark, then became a regular lurker in about Oct 2006.

More recently, after long and solemn reflection, I added the domain to my "trusted sites" list.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:08 AM
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Working in divorce law, Will is impacted by a lot of ambient pheremones.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:27 AM
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I think I'm from 2003? It was the thread where evil Ogged posted his list of demands for any woman he'd deign to date, I remember. Me and Profgrrl showed up to tell him how sexist he was being.

I wonder if I've been hanging around here longer than Emerson, or not.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:34 AM
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It was the thread where evil Ogged posted his list of demands for any woman he'd deign to date

Fleur has a good friend from childhood who came out when he was in his late 30s. I suspect he came out to himself not long before that. Back when he was purportedly straight, he used to sabotage his dating chances with a long list of non-negotiable demands that were unlikely to ever be simultaneously fulfilled by the same woman. Just sayin'.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:43 AM
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Is there a female commenter that will doesn't have a crush on? Just askin'

I love you all. Well, actually I mostly love M/tch, but I do strongly like the rest of you. (I'm a sucker for a slash.)


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:48 AM
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a long list of non-negotiable demands that were unlikely to ever be simultaneously fulfilled by the same woman

the sort of woman I am looking for would be a hairstylist who styles the hair of all and only those women who do not style their own hair

it is a beautiful dream


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:53 AM
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B was banned from unfogged and then returned. I showed up around the time when she returned.

Unfogged was so centrist back then that I felt like a troll for the first year or two.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:56 AM
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Centrist? Maybe center of the progressives.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:59 AM
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"Sexist," John. With an X, not an N.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 12:03 PM
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