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:Locke
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Very good story, but it's unfortunate that parts of it are real.

It's good to have you on Hatrack.


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Bob_Scopatz
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quote:
And if that isn't the most pretentious response imaginable to an utterly unpretentious and honest selfstory then I will have to turn in my M.A. and admit to failure as a post-academic.

No, here's the most pretentious response imaginable:

"I see your M.A. and raise you a Ph.D."



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Papa Moose
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The Slash/monteverdi thread I referenced in my second post on this thread, surprisingly enough, was begun by Slash and entitled Monteverdi. I just happened across it while looking for something else.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Hatracking.

--Pop


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esl
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Thanks Papa Moose. That was really cool. I'm glad you put in that part about proof of the existence of God. I'm kinda in that predicament right now. Well, Thank you berry much and Happy belated Thousandth Post.
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NdRa
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I finally gathered enough focus to read your truly wonderful story Moose. <My miniscule attention span usually browses over the longer posts>

Thank you.

I'm so lucky to have had the pleasure of spending most of endercon weekend with you and your family. You are all so lucky to have each other.


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Leto II
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Sorry I didn't get to it earlier, Moose. I was touched. I'd try one myself, but I don't think I could do yours justice.

It's nice to know you, and you just made it even nicer, because I know you that much more. Thanks.

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Wow, the man himself gave you a nod.

(Btw, referring to OSC, not Leto. And the fact that I have to clarify that has nothing to do with Leto's esteem, just the length in between posts.)

[This message has been edited by jehovoid (edited August 03, 2002).]


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<Bumping for reference, because someone is looking for it.>
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Papa Moose,

I don't post very often. I am self proclaimed lurker, but reading this thread has brightened a very trying day. I just wanted to thank you for sharing some of your life with us. (I say some because I very much doubt that it's even close to being done.)

I am glad to know you and your family...even if it's just through this board. Besides, anyone who's nickname is Moose has to be cool . Cause as everyone knows (or should know), moose rule.

*Just had to add that smilie*

[This message has been edited by larisse (edited August 13, 2002).]


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Leto II
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<---- Is jealous that his thread didn't bring out any lurkers...
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Leto II
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Oh, and Pop's thread isn't allowed to fall behind, either.
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Thanks for sharing your story.
I read your post almost as soon as it appeared and it really moved me. I didn't post, though, 'cause in general I lurk more than post. But now I've thought that maybe you'd like to know how much I liked it - even if you don't know me.
(And the story seems even better after rereading.)

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Just a cool side-note: OSC signed my printout of this last night, for Mooselet's time capsule. And both he and Kristine said it's a great tradition, so people need to keep doing it, ok?

--Pop


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Pop, that's awesome! I'm really, really going to have to meet OSC. That 3 or 4 hour drive to the closest signing doesn't seem so far fetched now...
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541 posts to go!!!

Trust me, you guys do NOT wanna miss it!

Unless you have some interest in retaining the small amount of sanity I haven't taken from you yet.
Which you shouldn't.

Oh by the way, it's 540 to go now.
Great post, Moose!


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Does that mean they read my thread too?

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That's neat Papa =) Give Mooselet a hug for me, eh?


Hmmm... 951 posts to go...


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44 left....hmm oh..actually 43 left..goodie.
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*grins* (There ought to be a smilie for this! A grinnie, that is!) So I just learned a number of synonyms for "subtle bump"...

And I'm all grateful for it. Otherwise I would have missed this thread.

Michael-Moose, I've just spent a long time thinking about my own past. Your story bumped something into motion here.

I've rarely met people who are as unpretentiously content with who they are as you seem to be. I plenty admire this, and envy you for it.

No need for cookies to lure me here. But they sure taste great.

Thank you!


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*bump*
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<Another shameless bump, as he realizes Tom's (much shorter) post has more responses, while also trying to console himself by believing it's because Tom's thread got derailed, not because Tom is necessarily more well-liked, even if he is a peach, while also being fully aware that this ought not to be a competition.>
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<insert incredibly long run on sentence in a shameless/jealous attempt to garner more responses than Tom's thread here>
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Papa, we may love Tom more, but hey, we can still be friends.
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Papa Moose,

When you think about it, Tom's post (#8000) would have to garner 8x as many replies as your 1000th post thread just to pull even with you on a reply/post metric.

Given that, and the fact that OSC posted in your thread and used the word "selfstory," I'd have to say you really don't have anything to gripe about and that bumping your thread was just another shameless attempt at showing off!!!


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If it's any consolation, I like your post considerably better.

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But Papa Moose, dear heart, you were the first. You touched off a spark that keeps burning here, and your role will never be forgotten. And it was your story that rang so true that others will remembering it for as long as people are posting here.

(I think of n-000th posts as "doing a Papa Moose.")


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::bump::
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I am selfishly bumping this thread to prevent its deletion. I say this without shame. I'm also planning on probably deleting this response if anyone else posts another reply after it, so maybe there is just a tiny bit of shame involved.
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You know, with the new software you can delete your post right away and the thread stays bumped.

Edit: Not that I'm saying you should be ashamed of bumping your own thread, or anything.

[ July 17, 2003, 02:00 PM: Message edited by: dkw ]

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Wow.

Glad you bumped it, Papa Moose, or I'd never have seen it.

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Papa Moose: Thanks for this thread. I'm glad I got to see it.

We have something in common: We've both been way too close to medians on California highways. I was working in lovely San Diego. After arriving after midnight from SLC, I fell asleep and almost hit the median on the way to the hotel from the airport. I woke up.

(Okay, I know, it's a stretch).

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Wow, the bump was actually worthwhile. Cool.

dkw -- I know it appears to be bumped when that happens, but I don't know what the process is for the forum cleansing (if they reinstitute it), so I wasn't sure if it might get lost anyway. And since you responded directly to my statement, I would now feel bad deleting my post. Thanks a lot. [Wink]

Sweet William and rivka, you might want to check out some other landmark threads, too -- there have been some really fantastic ones.

--Pop

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Papa Moose, I have. [Big Grin] They are fascinating.

[Edit: Well, clearly, I only read some of them. [Embarrassed] Right there at the top, and I missed it. [Roll Eyes] ]

[ July 17, 2003, 03:32 PM: Message edited by: rivka ]

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yeah pop. im glad i got to read this and see what you posted back in the day. since you are like a god on the forum and all. [Smile] thats meant sincerely, not sarcastically, i always love reading your posts, they always have something good to say.

--ApostleRadio

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Wow, wonderful post.

It's nice to have people like you around.

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Back in the day!? This was less than a year ago!

Back in the day indeed . . .

*mutters about n00bs*

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I'm glad that this was bumped. Papa, I enjoyed reading your story and regret the fact that you post little these days.
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<Seconds above two posts>

I thought your proof was quite elegant, as well. It makes me think of C. S. Lewis's great dance in Perelandra where everything is the center. In an infinite Universe, that's true, isn't it?

he he... cool... he he...

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I'm glad this post was bumped as well! I was really glad to see you posting again recently.

Did anyone ever figure out what the last name to Moose was? *grin*

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Moose - thank you for the post. I haven't been around on the threads that you hang out in and I haven't really gotten to know you very well. This post and thread have fixed all that. There are a handful (ok, a very BIG handful) of people that make this message board special to me and you're definitely one of them, even if I mostly lurk. I don't have online friends, except here. I hope that I get to meet you some day, Pop. You rule. [Big Grin]

[ July 18, 2003, 09:00 AM: Message edited by: Lime ]

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