Skip to comments.Threads That Make It Worthwhile
Posted on 07/04/2010 12:13:03 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
I've been wanting to post this for awhile--a thread that praises the regular threads that keep me coming back to FR. I invite folks to respond by adding their comments on FR regular threads (no more than three) that they think deserve the spotlight. Please, don't publicize your own thread, and if I or someone else has already posted a thread, don't just repeat it.
What does this have to do with this thread?
Nothing much, except that I think these three threads are different ways of dealing with the things that really bring us all together--on the most basic, human level.
Withuot these three threads, I might have given up and walked off in a huff more than once. But when i check these out, I cool off, get my bearings, and realize that there are things that really do unite us--and not just political ideas.
The three threads that keep me coming back are:
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY
Believers or non-believers should check this out whenever each new thread is posted, to appreciate the awesome beauty of our universe and the excellence of our space program and those who make it happen. Just marvelous images that help put things in perspective.
The sheer WORK that goes into this thread is astonishing, but the quality level is so high that you just sit back and scroll through and laugh. So much fun, yet often so true. "Pookie" combines fun with political truth--what's better than that?
With no offense intended to anyone else, this thread is the single greatest thing I've found on FR. "P-J" and his cowriters have NEVER run a thread I didn't get at least one or two big laughs out of, as they skewer the silliness of the loony leftists.
What are some of your faves, and why?
I’m sorry I didn’t do the little thing that makes those links click-able—I’m an old man who didn’t even have a computer until 2001 (when I first found FR).
Caption This and the Separated at birth threads are always a hoot.
Ah, people who are beyond the Stone Age-level understand I have! Thank you both.
I’ve seen too many SCARY separated at births—some days I jes’ can’t take ‘em! (Especially where H—— T and Nancy Pelosi are involved...)
Tolik’s “Nailed It!” threads/pings were always good. What happened to him?
Darkwolf - I knew and appreciate two of the three threads you listed. I really enjoy the astronomy and PJ at DummieFunnies. I’ll have to check the ‘Toons thread. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for taking the time to call attention to those folks. I also appreciate the threads on archeology - history. They seem to come along at just the right time.
Wow I’d forgotten about those. Some folks just disappear, I guess. Yes, they always drew attentino to particularly on-target comments/commentary.
If I had an exta spot I'd have drawn people to the Classical Music Ping List by sitetest, but I didn't, so I couldn't. ;) But you can FReepmail him to be put on it, I bet.
I've been making a joke about it but I know it's really annoying to read all the grammatical errors in my posts lately, for which i apologize. I've gotten out of the habit of previewing, and my appointment for contacts is two weeks away, so brae whti em and snoo all will be ko! :P
Just hit the “Return” key afterwards to make it a clickable link. :)
That's way to complicated. I need one of those keyboards that like TALKS to me, "Now push that key over there--no, ya dope, THAT one!" :)
I think I found that archaeology/history thread. I think it is Graves Gods and Glyphs: http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/godsgravesglyphs/index
That’s the one. Very cool stuff about lost civilisations and such.
I keep coming back each night just to see if DannyH has fiinally gotten some respect.
What she’s trying to say is not to use any html at all, other than entering a complete web address, and the automatic “auto detect html” function on FR will take care of the rest.
If you use any other html, though, it’ll assume you’re going to manually enter tags and you’ll have to go through the whole hyperlink rigamarole in addition to the actual web address, to get the link to work, and will have to manually tag for line breaks, paragraphs and all that.
Danny H was so canned he had a tinny echo, lol.
The FR Canteen
I mostly lurk. All the time. But I wanted to throw this one up there. See if it brings back any memories/stunes any beebers.
...yes, this one always cheers me up and give me a laugh. Though I think Pookie’s will do the trick for most days...
Thanks for the interesting thread.
It’s really hard to limit the amount of threads I appreciate, so I’ll use key words:
1. Prayer threads.
3. I can’t say I appreciate this next one, but it is important to stay informed — and I appreciate that.
Is THAT what that's all about? I didn't know what that meant. I'm just dense abuot any of the html type stuff.
Thanks for the information, I'll going to give that a try.
I just tried it, now I get it, thanks very much!
The FR Canteen
Great thread, another one that shows a lot of work and dedication, in honor of those who are the most ddicated.
I just posted a reply (see above) with no tags and it actually worked. After nearly a decade here, someone finally got through my thick skull! (tears of joy)
Now, on to the VCR! (Get that “Blu-Ray” thing away from me...) :P
Just remember to use the complete address, and just hit return if you need a specific line break, and two returns for paragraph breaks.
For instance, I’ve just typed and used the return key as necessary, just like typing in a word processing program, and here is a complete link to your thread:
Nothing to it.
Oh, too late. Congrats!
I’ll have to try that too. I bang out the HTML by hand because I’m too dense to use the automatic pilot. Reverse density or something.
I consistently enjoy threads that Sunken Civ pings me to. He’s got a catastrophism list, a string theory list, and a Gods/graves/glyphs list.
And the cassette tape deck. Good listening! :)
That’s why some of us *emphasize* words with ~odd~ little marks, rather than using italics or bold face all the time.
If you’re going to include a link, or if you just don’t want to do paragraph breaks and such, then it keeps things simple.
SWAMPSNIPER Picture threads!
“feel unwelcome around here due to my being an atheist”
Don’t whine so. You’re allowed to be wrong on FR. How can you can look at the world and only see accident? Do you live in a concrete jungle?
Please, enough with the girly "Don't whine!" when someone simply states the truth of their situation and you don't like it. Be a grownup and learn to accept that others don't see things as you do, and you don't have to then WHINE about their simple statement.
Youre allowed to be wrong on FR.
How can you can look at the world and only see accident? Do you live in a concrete jungle?
You're in no position to criticize someone else for whining after that.
You kids and yer newfangled "cassettes" and "eight tracks" (ka-CHUNK!)... Edison cylinder all the way!
I can never keep up on those kinds of threads, but I always check that one out to see who’s making the rounds.
In all sincerity, when I see a DUFU in my ping list, I settle down to enjoy myself. You've brought me a LOT of fun.
I will flip the bird to Bukowski's on my way home from work in a couple of hours in your honor!
It’s the General Store of FR where we all visit, sit around the cracker barrel and catch up.
The ones you posted are great. I was an early pingee of the DUmmie FUnnies and am also on board with the astronomy pic of the day.
amen to that!
I love vanity threads on which threads are the best threads the best! :)
It’s kinda the ultimate post-modern thread. We should have a thread about the best responses to this thread!
And this thread shall be named "Bonfire of the Vanities".
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