Saturday, January 27, 2007

Post 1000 The refllections

In 1000 posts there are alot ups and some downs. The site has a wealth of information and ideas that mostly come from the readers. The site was designed as a comedic vehicle and my critics will swear to this day I never left my roots.

There have been many amazing moments but far and away the most touching moment was the outpouring of support from our posters when my friend Rob underwent a change in life. I always considered Rob a friend, but members of our community reached out to Rob. The reactions of our readers shows the best of what we can be. The reaction was almost entirely universal.

I am going to talk about sports and my fried Rob. Many of us are sports fans and we seldom bring it here. Readers know that I am a fan of the New York Yankees and the Alkaseltzer NY Giants. Rob had his up moment when the lowly Detroit Tigers defeated the Yankees in the playoffs. A running gag on this site is the Detroit Lions who may be the worst team in professional sports. Rob did point out the NY Knicks are worse and he is right. The Knicks are overpaid around a decade or more from the playoffs. They also are the only team in sports history ever to have a GM in court over criminal conduct.

The interview segments are standouts on this blog. My skill has improved in this area and I would like to thank AOW for being the first to sit in the Hot seat. Many times I am aware of the comedic potential of a question. Most of the time the joke goes off as planed except for the Disgrunted Chemist who answered blandly about Free Radicals. More interestingly are the moments when the joke is on me. I interviewed Freedomnow who like me is a tad to the left of most here. Possum also approaches matters from a similar perspective. I asked a question about safety nets that most of us are aware are Welfare, Unemployment and Social Security. Well Freedomnow cleverly turned the question into a response about circus performers. Another example is when I asked Batya the question about Kadima.

There have been many excellent interviews but to name a few off the top of my head
the interviews with the Editrix, Possum,MZ and She Designs stand out. The most erie moment came in a Bad Eagle interview with Amil. Amil described how the mullahs used religion to whip children into human cannon fodder. The description of children being given the plastic key to heaven and marched en masse to die on the field of battle was surreal. I do not know that the readers benefit from these haunting images, but they are real.

I do like the cyber roasts as do many of you. However, many of the toastes still aim their quips at the host sometimes not the guest of honor.

As far as my memorable posts the 9-11 and WTC93 memories are near the top. We do have some idiots like John Brown and Weazie claiming these were insider jobs. Yet I try to convey how routine trips in the WTC were for NYC residents. A trip to buy theatre tickets ends up with me getting blown up. In a twist of fate the the person I was dating chides me as a cheapskate, because that is where the discount tickets were located.

We have had some memorable foils but the Duck gets the award for best troll. He never
complains or cries like Gertrude or 167. He has his own sense of honor, accompanied by dreadful ideas. The dumbest troll is Janice whose next intelligent thought will be
the first. The lowest of all of these types is Greg of Hear O Israel.

We have a few trademark lines Beamish in 08, but the best is that of a reader Kuhn Kat with the soothing HAHAHAHA you Marxist moron.

I would also like to post a note about friends who aren't around much who I miss.
Lady Esther who I shared an Email with recently was a class act. Felis of Democracy Frontline was always a friend whose insight is missed. I miss hearing the Thunder of Jeff Bargholtz. I do not know who he upset in Jordan but every few weeks someone looks for him by name. I miss having Bib Bubba visit and if I ever figure out how to
get into his site I'll let him know.

I want to talk about the friends I have beside me Justin, Rob, Nanc, TMW, Freedomnow,
AOW, Florian, Zinla, Donal, Jason, AC,Elmer, Farmer John, Kuhnkat,Tazzmax,Possum,The Editrix, Steve H, Mustang, Brooke, both Batyas, Amil and of course Mr Beamish. I may have left a few out and I put Mr Beamish last as an honor. However many people misconstrue my relationship with the Duck and he is a friend of sorts, just one with dreadful ideas. This blog would not be possible without the leader of our community and a man I proudly call my best friend in the blogosphere Warren. Warren is like a big brother to many of us and most of you meet me through Warren or AOW. Warren defines honor and the nature of being a friend. He is always there with his hand out in friendship. He probably will not be here today as he has more serious matters that dwarf this community. A man is known by the caliber of of the friends and the company he keeps. I am a lucky man who counts his blessings each day for the wonderful friends that fill our community.

Beamish in 08

The Best spoofs are probably the ones that did not make the blog. There was the Man in the Iron Gasmask and a Sanford and Son Spoof with Me as Fred Sanford and Ducky as Lamont and with the cast of our community in cameos. We never posted the oft talked about Queer Eye for the Jihadi guy segment either. Maybe someday reworked versions of those satires will be posted.

I will add an ask the Beak segment where you get to interview me.

19 comments:

Always On Watch Two said...

Beak,
I'm a volunteering fool. I count it as an honor to have been the first to sit for an interview and the first to be roasted.

Warren defines honor and the nature of being a friend....

Long ago, when I first started blogging, I recall your saying "Warren--everyone's best friend." I didn't know what you meant at the time, but now I do!

God threw away the mold when He created Warren.

Right now, Warren and his wife are at the very top of my prayer list. May God hold the two of them in the palm of His hand!

The Merry Widow said...

Amen!
Warren was once referred to as a "chick magnet" because he is a knight in shining honor to many ladies. Sooooooo, we decided to officially adopt him as our big brother, since Warren, AoW and I are onlys and Nanc was oldest in her family, we needed each other!
So Nanc is the official "baby" of the family...and Warren is pestered and spoiled. Pretty good trade up, eh?

tmw

Robert Bayn said...

COWBOYS!!!!!

Elmer's Brother said...

congrats on 1,000 beak....now get back to work.

Farmer John said...

Congratulations on your millenial post. And thanks for letting us all into your life!

jams o donnell said...

1000 posts? that is bloody good going Beakerkin, especially since you don't use filler stuff like I do... Ach I wish I had something to add ro your roast!

beakerkin said...

Jams

Any Jokes about vegtables would be appreciated. I seem to have this notion that squash is evil.

No respect for gourds.

Thanks for the kind wishes.

Elmer's Brother said...

yeah jam gourd ahead

FLORIAN said...

1,000 Beaker! Alright! It doesn't seem that long ago when you started this whole blog in 04'. Time flys doesn't it? Keep on rocking brother!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Beak,

Squash is not evil.

Remember what I told you a long time ago. Whatever tastes good tastes even better fried.

Now go get you a knife and a paper towel and some flour and some corn meal and some black pepper and an egg and some vegetable oil and a skillet and a small bowl and two plates and slice that there squash up into slices. NO! leave the seedy part inside the centers, what are you a damned Commie? If'n you ain't gonna fry the squash right, why the hell do you call yourself an American?

Now, where was I?

Oh yeah.

Take that there corn meal and that there flour and mix about the same amount together on a plate. Mix it together real good. Now when you think you're safe to swear to God that it's mixed good, sprinkle a layer of black pepper on it and mix that in just as good.

Crack that egg open into the bowl and mix the yolk up.

Start your skillet heating on the stove with some oil.

Dip the slices of squash in the egg yolk, then roll them in the plate of corn meal / flour mix.

Drop them in the oil and fry them until they're golden brown and yummy.

Always On Watch Two said...

Is there any other way to eat eggplant than fried? Yes, yes, I know about moussaka; but it doesn't compare to fried eggplant.

I confess that I make a mean yellow-squash bake. And despite the fact that I prefer boiled or baked yellow-squash, I'd never prepare eggplant that way.

Beak,
Congrats on the 1000 posts!

The Merry Widow said...

Prick the eggplant in several places with a fork, bake in 400 degree oven for an hour, remove, slice in half,scoop out insides into bowl, mash together with salt, pepper and butter! EAT!

tmw
Top with parmesian and add garlic to butter.

jams o donnell said...

While Butternut Squash is almost certainly in league with dark forces I that pattty pans and others whould be treated leniently for the common gourd.

You could gourd your loins and declare war on Pumpkins I suppose...

Jesus I can't believe that I wrote that!

beakerkin said...

Did someone kidnap Mr Beamish. I guess Mr Beamish knows the fine art
of vegtable preparation.

AOW

I eat Eggplant all the time but the joke is an obscure reference to
PC madness. In NYC eggplant is a slur that when spoken by Italians can get one in big trouble.

West Indians and apparently Pakistanis have an array of dishes that use eggplant.

Jams I eat pumpkin pie but that is about all I do with it

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Beak,

Of course I know the fine art of vegetable preparation.

I take pride in my omnivorous nature.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW's boiled squash sounds good too, if she serves it with a few stalks of green onions and some ham and beans...

Warren said...

Nail the eggplant to a board,

Salt and pepper to taste.

Bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove frome oven and discard eggplant.

Butter the board before you eat it.

beakerkin said...

Well I see the evil veggie talk has given way to sanity.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

MMMMMMMM! Buttered wood!