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Bob_Scopatz
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I have been here two years today!!! (well not just today, but I've been here two years over the last two years).

To celebrate, I've decided to sit naked in front of my computer and get a few things off my chest.

First of all, GET OFF MY LAWN!!! How many times do I have to tell you people.

Next, I'd just like to compliment everyone. I'm not going to name names because I view Hatrack as a gestalt phenomenon (take that, you meme-jockeys) that it is best not to separate into its constituent parts. That and I have such a bad memory that I would certainly offend 1/2 the people I would like to compliment. So, consider yourselves in my thoughts, if I could only retrieve them.

Thirdly, this place is very important to me. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Kathryn, our beloved janitor and of course Mr. & Mrs. Card for their continued efforts and for spending the money to keep this place afloat. Without it, I'd be off on some political discussion site trying to 'zing' people. What emptiness...

Quarterly, I would like to take a moment of silence for those who are not with us today, but who have made such an impact on this place. Again, I won't mention names because their absence means that I've mostly forgotten them, but still we feel their presence as if it was only yesterday when they did what they did or said what they said. To our absent friends!!!

Cinquentially, I'd like to borrow some money. Just enough to pay for my move to Hawaii and ensure that I never have to work for a living again. This would give me the freedom to post a lot more and also maybe, if I feel like it, write the many novels that are rattling around in my head. So, you should really consider this an investment in your future entertainment and not so much as a loan. This should be an especially comforting viewpoint in later years as you reflect upon the fact that I've never paid you back.

Sixily, I would like to acknowledge the deep debt I already have to all of you for the past two years of personal growth. This place is like therapy for me, and I figure it has saved me well over $2,400 in psychiatric care, plus a similar amount in medications. Not that I don't still need help, mind you. Just that since I'm chained to the computer awaiting each new Hatrackian utterance, I'm less of a danger to myself and others.

Septilisimo, and Finalish, it makes me all tingly inside when I think of how Hatrack has become a living being and a family. Sort of a big amoeba-like family with pseudopods (and a real POD) oozing forward and reabsorbing; vacuoles popping out through the membrane, only to be sucked back in later; the nucleus dividing and giving rise to new versions of ourselves; overwhelming the web with the spreading growth of pages and pages of posts, and thousands of threads. It is just a beautiful thing to be a part of.

If only I looked as good as Leto. My life would be complete.

[This message has been edited by Bob_Scopatz (edited September 07, 2002).]


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And that is why I love to be here.
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Kama
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I'm a part of amoeba?


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I can feel the Love!
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Put your clothes back on!

Money for your move to Hawaii is in the mail.


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Aw man... I can never remember anniversary dates. *wanders off to get bob flowers*
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...is happy this is not an onanism thread...
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Great. Bob is entering the terrible twos.
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Whoa..You are a complete veteran..."I salute you!"
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Eddie Whiteshoes
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quote:
If only I looked as good as Leto. My life would be complete.

It's the simple dreams that most often come true... And I'm sure if you bash in your face in enough places, you'll get the sex appeal that John enjoys...

(A rare for John... You know yer full of chocolate sexy goodness, sho nuff...)


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I wonder how long I've been around?
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Heh, I should change some of that registration info...
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Maethoriell
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I've only been here for at least 2 months..It's gonna take me a whle till I get to Bob's level.
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Two years amd >6660 posts? Did you say you had a job??

Classy post. Yet another one to try and emulate when I hit post #1000, sometime in late 2007.

EDIT: Don't ever sign up for wireless internet in a hotel, even to keep up with Hatrack. It stinks, and you can't see the letters well enough to catch typos.

[This message has been edited by Icarus (edited September 07, 2002).]


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lol... mae hit 1,000+ posts in 2 months... that means in a year she'll have 6,000+ and in 2 she'll have 12,000+... I think she's well equipped for the job
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Oh, now that is cool anniversary thread.

Bob, I am very glad you are here. HOw could we get to know the personality of the Almighty and what to get him for Christmas.

*feels vaguely sacreligious as she posts this*


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quote:
This place is like therapy for me, and I figure it has saved me well over $2,400 in psychiatric care, plus a similar amount in medications.

Wait...hatrack is therapy for Bob. Well heck, I didn't get that memo-all this time I thought it was the other way around!


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Wow, Bob you rock.

My 2 year is in February, I think.

I shall endeavor to write a post worthy of this one. You are my idol. Just think, you believe that *I* have talent in writing my little humorous pieces.

I think you are one of the most entertaining people I know. I love your posts. Even when we've had disagreements ( and I can only think of one or two, and those were religion threads - and one reason why I'm sworn of those for the future), we've been able to treat each other with respect and come out of it still friends.

*sniff* I love you man! There are a few core people at Hatrack that made it impossible for me to stay away. I won't name them, because I'll forget some, but you're on the list, bud. One Bob Scopatz as my friend is worth 200 people spewing hatred at me. (not that there were 200 people, or anything like that - well, I'm sure you all know what I mean.)

*Raises 12 oz can of Pepsi One in Bob's Honor*

To Bob!


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Counting Belle's Pepsi One, over 8,000 calories have been consumed during the writing and reading of this thread.

Heavy stuff indeed.

Thank you all for celebrating my 2nd anniversary with me. I've put out a selection of Maui Wow Wee candy bars for your enjoyment. They are better than Godiva!!!

<God enjoys a good Maui Wow Wee Candy bar -- they are the primary reason he hasn't destroyed the Earth in recent years>


[This message has been edited by Bob_Scopatz (edited September 08, 2002).]


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Two years of Scopatzliciousness. Them's good eatin'.
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<bump>

Because:
1) I want some weekday (fair weather) Jatraqueros to see it.

2) I'm just that vain

3) It fell to the 2nd page and I hate that.


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<extends pseudopod and pats Bob on the back>

<wipes slime from pseudopod off Bob's back>


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Bob - my apologies for being a "fair-weather" (weekday) poster. Congrats on your two years - very exciting! It's good to know that people really do stick around here for that long. And I'm especially glad that you are one of those people.
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Aloha..I don't think I'm a fairweather poster..hehe..Though I envy your trip to Hawaii..
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Bob, congratulations on being the most consistently funny person I've met online. Well, make that the second most consistently funny. The most consistently funny person I've ever met online was named Larry, who was a CPA, which you wouldn't think would lend itself to being a funny-person kind of profession, going to show me that all professions have their levity, even in beancounterland. I tried to get him to come to Hatrack, but he thought we were all way too smart for him. Actually, he said geeky. In truth, I think he was threatened at possibly losing his King of Consistently Funny title to you, Bob.
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zgator
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Jeniwren : That Larry didn't by chance wear a Leisure Suit, did he?
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Perish the thought, gator. He would only wear a Leisure Suit if they sold them at Nordstrom.
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::Begins to hate Larry with a passion!::

Can get an award for most IN-consistently funny?


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Ummm...how about Prince of Consistently Funny?
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Hey, Bob. Remember the word of the day thread?

Because of your incredibly, icnreasingly hilarious usages and then your dang blasted persistence in updating it after the unfortunate demise of Dobie (in Hatrack terms, people, I'm not saying that he's actually dead) I kept getting sucked back into that vortex and then checking other threads while I was around and so grew to love you all and thus became so addicted to the hatcrack that here I am. Today. Right now. Posting on this thread.

It's all your fault, and God bless you for it, man.


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Bob_Scopatz
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I'm sorry I couldn't keep that one going, but it ended on a nice note. :-)

Glad you're here Zal, especially if you don't mind feeding my ego like that every once in awhile.


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Happy 2nd anniversary Bob. Glad you are here. Glad your didn't go away for good.

*vows not to send Bob money so he can move to Hawaii, because she knows he'd be too busy island hopping to post*


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Never!!! My "job" would be to post at Hatrack, with sporadic use of the keyboard to type in the great American novel.

(I really wish they'd just sell the darn thing in electronic form, so I wouldn't have to type it all in).


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Hey, it's almost my two year anniversary.

**Ela**


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Ever thought about writing a column Bob? You're funnier than Mike Thomas.

<still somewhat upset cause it doesn't look like anyone got his Leisure Suit Larry reference>


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Ralphie
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gator - I used to work for a catalogue-order software company that sold the game "Leisure Suit Larry." We used to joke around that it came packaged with a rubber glove.

Since then, I've pretty much blocked the game from my mind.


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I'm still waiting for my anniversary present. According to Brewer's, the 2 year present is cotton, so I'm expected some embroidered napkins, toot-suite.
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Ralphie, how in the world are you old enough to have sold Leisure Suit Larry?

Aren't you like 21 or something?

[This message has been edited by zgator (edited September 13, 2002).]


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:spews Bloody Mary mix out nose:

OW!


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I can kiss *ss with the best of them, thank you very much.
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Ahh... gator makes up for Eddie's callous remarks that cut me to the quick.

I'll be 25 in a matter of days, gator. I was seventeen when I worked for the company.


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I feel that a well balanced forum is everything.
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I can't believe you never mentioned me.
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I can't believe this thread was killed by the Hatrack Muse!!!

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Well, I was a bit offended...
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Bows to the Hatrack Muse!

I'm very sorry I didn't mention you outright. I thought you would've been pleased with the burnt offering and the copious incense, but I should've known you are a jealous muse and are a fellow attention-seeker.

In the future I will acknowledge you in all my dealings. I've already put your name on my business cards.


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That's better.
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Bob, you mentioned FTL underwear in another thread. Can we safely and thankfully assume that you've stopped sitting naked in front of your computer and pulling hair out of your chest by now?

Edit to add: After all, it's been almost two months!

[This message has been edited by Sal (edited October 24, 2002).]


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How in the world did I miss this thread?!?

(love ya Bob, love having you here)


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Bobalicious.

You are the grease that oils the wheel of Hatrack. Heck, you are the hubcap.

In all the time I've known you here, Bob, I've never seen you be less than a gentleman. Always a kind word, a thoughtful insight, a terribly stinky pun, whatever -- but never to make less of others, never to detract from this place.

You've never done any unmaking. Wow, more than 7000 posts, and what a record.

For me, you are quintessential Hatrack:

"the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies; the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form; the most typical example or representative."

Yep, pretty much what you are, all but that last bit. Were you only more typical of Hatrack, Bob. (The only way I'd love ya more is if you were twins! )

*heartfelt toast

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