Skip to comments.Name YOUR FreeRepublic Must Read Members II-Where is Everybody?
Posted on 02/22/2003 10:41:44 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I went through my bookmarks today and noticed alot of the old unaccesible threads and went down memory lane. Where is everybody? So many I can't list but I wonder where they went or if screen names have been changed.
While having some fun and updating this thread
I hope many will also check in or knowledge of new screen names be made known-if they are still here.
Name YOUR FreeRepublic Must Read Members
I like the Freepers who aren't afraid to enter the fray and take unpopular stands, like sinkspur, Senator Pardek, Dog Gone, DoughtyOne, etc. There are many other people here who present good arguments and add spice and humor to this forum. Of course, I am leaving many, many people out which is why I don't like responding to threads like this.
I read him for the ZOT! graphics..
Overall favorite poster:68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Excellence in Prayer thread postings: who is not IMO thanked enough.-billbears
Religious Realted threads: Coleus,Salvation,Patent,salvation,billbears,fatima,jmj333;amom,alamo-girl,coleus,capncrunch;be not afraid
Most Appreciated:For her kind manner and talent in research-Alamo-Girl
General Favorites I read: (Too Numerous to remember them all!) Balata,Flyer,Meeknming,minority republican,amom,doug from upland,Paul Atreides,Ernest_at_the_Beach,Nick Danger,MiaT,Stand Watch Listen,madfly,Free the USA,seamole,tailgunner joe,timesink,concerned about politics,Militiaman7,B4Ranch,timestax;Arthur Wildfire! March;snippy_about_it;Atomic_Punk,Fiddlstix,cool guy,TLBSHOW, Saundra Duffy,Mr_Magoo and last but not least backhoe! My Favorite all time Screen Name:EggsAckly (Did I spell it right?)
Most Funniest:ugly biker (hands down)
Favorite ZEP MESMERIZER, LOOK AT MY BORING CLOSET ON WEB Shared humor- when I want to get wild and crazy:HairOfTheDog
Most Stubborn Headed poster (but of recently we see eye to eye (scarey)-Poohbah
Contest Makers- (I try to Suck Up to but it doesn't work) Mudboy Slim,FreeTheHostages
Where is: GeorgeFromBrooklyPark,annaz,mercuria,JMJ333,SamAdams,World'sGoneInsane,A PLUS Bert,Jeff Head,Mare,The conspiracy guy that posted on JFK's crash 24/7-what was his name?,Professional,CAL,Lazamataz (when I think of the rest I will post them.)
and I reserve the right to revise and extend my remarks.
My Favorite Poster of Hughly series threads:Chad Fairbanks
IOW yes, I do miss the old days, the more eclectic mix and eccentric characters.
Which brings me to a quick parable...
A wealthy man wanted the most perfect car in the world. He had hear that Ferrari was a work of art and most probably the ultimate automotive statement.
After plunking down vast sums of money and waiting over a year, the Big Day finally arrived and the car was delivered. The man had it parked in a prominent spot at his home, then got a lawn chair and bottle of his best wine.
Over the next few hours he studied and considered the Ferrari from every perspective, marveling at it's beauty and perfection. Eventually Old Tom the local handyman wandered by. He had been doing carpentry work in the man's house and was finishing for the day. As he passed the Ferrari he stopped and also marveled at how beautiful the car was.
The new Ferrari owner was most pleased with this and couldn't resist talking to Old Tom.
"Isn't this a fantastic car?" he bragged, hoping to get Old Tom to admit it was perfect.
"Oh YES" said Old Tom. "It's almost perfect".
"ALmost?" asked the wealthy man. "What do you mean almost? Do you know how much this car cost? I waited over a year while it was hand crafted!"
"Yup" said Old Tom. "It's just too bad the front bumper is a half inch lower on the right than the left. You'd think that for that much money they'd get the darn bumper straight".
"Oh". laughed the wealthy man. "I think you're wrong about that. I was told this car is perfect".
"Weeellll" drawled Old Tom. "It's not just the bumper. The right and left doors are different, the taillights are uneven. Heck, I don't think there's one thing on the car that's perfect".
The wealthy man was incredulous, but Old Tom pulled out his tape and level and after a few minutes and dozens of measurments, he was proved correct. The car was an amalgamation of uneven, unequal and sometimes completely different parts from one side to the other. Even the distance between the front and rear wheels was different from the right side to the left.
The now disillusioned wealthy man silently retreated to his chair, poured more wine and angonized over how imperfect his perfect car was. He couldn't even bear to look at it thinking he'd been swindled into thinking it was perfect. He made plans to take it out on the dealership the next day. He was going to make them take it back or if he had to, sell it at a big loss to the next sucker.
Meanwhile Old Tom packed up his tools and walked off. "Still it IS a beautiful machine taken altogether" he said to himself. "Wish I could afford one like that".
Moral: It's our imperfections that create character, personality and make us memorable.
Glad he's interested in and reading FR though!
I'm pretty much here on a daily basis! Evidently we're just hanging out on different threads. Which just goes to show that this place has gotten so big, that it is possible for one to lose himself in the vast world that is Free Republic these days. (We just added out 100,000th member today.)