One of the reasons I m feeling somewhat better about blogging is the example and memories of Rob's history here. Rob and Justin are two of the most beloved and respected members of our community, but it wasn't always so. Rob and I met on a left site run by a decent fellow John Howard. I never expected Rob to follow me to this site. I never imagined that he would be so widely loved and respected.
Maybe at the Cyberroast on Sunday Rob will explain to us his first impressions. I think that some people who are outside he community like Rob was get the impression that this is a small site.
Recently, Rob underwent a major change in his life. I was worried at how our community would react to that change. Worse yet I was wondering who was going to be our popular culture emissary. Would the new Rob still watch American Idol and would he loose that sharp wit. I could not have been more wrong the reaction of TMW was expected. However, the entire community accepted Rob as a brother. Many of us are not aware that Kuhnkat sent Rob a message of support. I am still the recipient of many of Rob's puns, so any fear of Rob being dehumorized was misguided.
Florian pointed out the early history of this site. There were many critics of this site. The most nasty was a creep from FPM Socrates and another named 167. Sock is still on FPM haunting the boards. This site has bloomed and Donal has set up a decent site that is growing. 167 has been through several blogs and sadly fell victim
to his own arrogance. His blogs had the most hits when he was fighting with me. However, when he banned me and deleted posts his site became predictable. He went through a few sites. Sadly, he has health issues and politics aside I wish him a long remainder of his life.
I have always mentored Florian and tried to help him grow. His interviewing skills have improved and I have to see if I can arrange an interview or two there. There are still plenty of people I would like to interview.
2 Mark Alexander
3 Woman Honor Thyself
6 Pim's Ghost
7 Mike of Mike's America
9 The Other Batya
An interview with Kuhnkat might set a record for calling me a moron. I can assure you that we will not need a laughtrak if that interview ever happens.
None of this would all be possible without the support of Warren who is a brother to all of us. For now I will have to assume more of a leadership role. Those of you who
I communicate with off line are aware of the circumstances.
Mister Beamish in 08.
Beakerambo was dejected about being turned down for the job of Bad Eagle Mascot. It seems Dr Yeagley has higher standards than we do and will not employ an incoherent mascot.