Skip to comments.vanity- Hurtgen Forest (Freeper Nostalgia Thread)
Posted on 05/27/2010 5:10:21 PM PDT by Charlespg
looking for a good movie or documentary on the Hurtgen Forest battle
He was something.
A psych profile on him would be very revealing.I do wonder where he went after that.
I do know that some of that ilk went to an anarchist web board.
(I think it’s been shut down since then.)
Others went to Clown Posse.
And still others went to CU and even DU.
We’re still around...just haven’t been doing much freeping lately. We now have 3 grandbabies though! :D
CG has GOT to be spoiling them and such.
(It’s always a plan! It HAS to be in the plan!)
Congrats. Got one grandaughter and a grandson on the way.
Nice to see ya.
I do! He was a funny ole coot. I remember how mad I would get reading Murray Mom posts. I still think it was carville taunting us.
I can't find it now, but somebody outed another FReeper as MurryMom a few months back. Apparently, he/she/it is still around.
Where’d all these bolded italians come from?!
And now they’re blinking!
Great, they’ve started scrolling!
[Somebody posts “Scroll, scroll, scroll your text, scroll across the screen..”]
We both are..they are wonderful!
Get them squirtguns when they get big enough.
That’ll drive their parents crazy.
(I’m still a fountain of bad ideas.)
My parents got my nephews and nieces toys that make lots of noise.
My brother went, “Great mom.. just...great.”
We should be getting #4 next year after tax season. CG’s son is a CPA, had has to time things around that.
I can see I missed a lot by not finding FR until 2004.
Yes, that is quite true.
I found FR in 99, but didn’t sign up for awhile.
I lurked and read.
Then in October 2000 I decided to dive in, got depth charged, had a few torpedo runs done on me.
It was great.
But I will say that having to hand html your posts was a real pain.
I still don’t remember how I found this place. But it was at the right time, coming a month after our last victory.
Don't take it personally. You just inadvertently stumbled onto a memorable time in FR history.
And then it took off from there. Threads like this get started every once in a while.
Look at it this way: your posting is currently the sixth most popular article, and will probably keep going up.
You were sucked in by the immense gravitational tide vortices and were helplessly dragged to the foci of force.
There to orbit endlessly.
Oh wait.. that’s my laundry spinning helplessly.
We abducted you attached to your keyboard, a vicious FReepnapping into the shadowy cyberlands.
(Sounds more likely.)
As I told the last person to accidentally post a nostalgia thread:
“Just roll with it.”
A bunch of FR related humor sprang up due to the posters article.
They did eventually join back in with the rampant galloping goofery.
I had a nutcase liberal friend at work who I kept telling to click onto FreeRepublic on his WebTV.
He came in one morning and said, "I finally went to that FreeRepublic.com place".
"Yeah.....I talked to someone in a cheerleader's suit named 'Deb'".
And I thought, "Jeeze....when you first strap on a gun, you don't go walking into town looking for the Derango Kid!"
I was absolutely shocked at what Diva Betsy Ross did..shame on her.
So was I.
But then I saw where she went, and put two and two together.
Do you ever hear anything from any of them? People come and go ...
A decade! Where did it go?
It was downsized and outsourced.
I hear tell that you can get a decade for a fiver these days.
Wow.. decade devaluation, who’da thunk it?
I would have almost been able to predict that you would have that turn of phrase for it. LOL. How are you ol’ timer?
Riddle me this oh background knowledge pros...Where is or went Texaggie79?
I don’t remember!
Heck, we hd one guy pass away and we only ‘knew’ it by guesswork.
Westmex to be precise.
I’ve been here 12 years and I have no idea what or who a Hurtgen Forest is!!!
People keep refering to it/her/him but never what or who it is!
It is mentioned above but the poster with the screen name “deep in the Hurtgen Forest” pretended to be a Special Forces guy on deployment many years ago and got a lot of sympathy for situtational distance etc from various Freepers. Sneakypete and others with SF experience began to doubt his bonafides and some conflict occured as some rose to his defense.
He finally admitted to being a poser and gave a goodbye that was part bittersweet apology and part rationalizing. I think he/they got started carrying out the charade and didn’t expect the sincere fellowship getting to him/them.
Sometimes in referencing that whole chain people will refer to “Deep” or “DTHF” to reference that poster and the whole charade.
LOL. How are you ol timer?
I'm slowing down a bit in my old age,
but not ready for the boneyard yet.
Thank's for asking! How about you?
Just up to grandkid number six. Getting ready to spend the weekend boating and doing little of real worth. Still have three to five years until I retire but I am looking forward to it.
...whoops, used the wrong word. I said retire and the correct term is “FReep full time”.
Wasn’t he caught getting paid to post here?
He did have some interesting threads going.
I remember Freepers sending him cigars...isn’t that how his whole story started to unwind? I can’t remember.
I do...I do. Do I win a prize? And I remember Quiddam and Ash and A-bert...
I do. Which makes me old...
Yup! Thanks fer the ping, Mr. Lazamataz!
(I miss Don Morgan)
I liked Don Morgan. I wonder what happened to Registered...he used to post some really great graphics.
He was zotted.
I think Registered got all pissy about anyone but him posting his work, not sure though.
It’s amazing how quickly this thread got to over 400 posts, isn’t it?
I’m not that surprised, we haven’t had an oldtimer reunion thread for a long, long time.
Hey Cal. I remember my first conversation with you back in ‘98. You posted a thread about “what’s your favorite” something and I told you who was my favorite freeper instead (Clarity). They we started talking football, you said you were a Cowboy fan and I said I would never post to you again.
Go Green Bay!
There was some gal that used to post the nastiest graphics, and she’d do it on every thread.
I guess she got the boot as well.
You mean Mia T?
MiaT posted huge and somewhat strange graphics but none were nasty.
I didn’t take nasty to mean vulgar...those posts wouldn’t last.
Congrats on your Human Events gig.