Just a thought or two on the past few months as we approach the unknown:

To all of you and to all of us. Thank God for the Yourdonites. If this forum isn't the greatest mixture of info, philosophy, and pure bs that has ever struck this great blue planet, I don't know the definition. The one thing that holds us together is the diversity. I personally wouldn't trade any of you. We have seen tranformations beyond our ability to understand. I wonder what we'll be talking about 350 days from tonight?

Let's just mention a very few names that really make this forum spin: Mr. Milne, Arnie Rimmer, Leska, Pshannon, Diane (do we need a last name?), Runway Cat, the Cooks, Uncle Deedah, Paul Davis, Arlin Adams, Chris aka Catsy, Rob Michaels, a, a@a,a, Andy@2000EOD (who nust have set the record at four straight posts), The Barbours, gilda jessie, (Kevin, mixesmusic), Drew Parkhill, Critt Jarvis, Gayla Dunbar, Mike Lang, Tomcat, Tim Wilbur, Puddintame, Arewyn, Wayne Witcher, etc., etc, etc., etc. Sorry to have left many out!

KEEP IT UP. Those we read now and those we will read in the future do define our personal futures!


-- Bob Walton (, January 15, 1999


Well bob , thanks for adding fuel to the wildfire of self indulgent fat heads. Now If you could only give them all a little gold star you could almost make them feel like what they have to say here is even remotely important or world altering.

Kudos for the Fat Heads !

-- Mojo Rising (Not impressed @ you, January 15, 1999.

HeeHee, BW, I'm so exhausted my brain is punchy; you've inspired a new moniker:

We're (TNT roll) -- -- YourDynAMites !!

It's gotten a little narky nasty lately, I think because we had such great momentum and meaty breaking news last week, and then this week started out with that bolster-the-DWGIs months-shot TIME Magazine (boo hiss), and we're all disappointed and have acted out. Hence the pissy-pouting. Maybe we'll all be more ourselves after a nice weekend. Happy smiles, everyone :)

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx

-- Leska (, January 15, 1999.

What really got me addicted to this place were Hardliner's poems! And Hallyx, Invar, even a couple one-timer newbies last week were great reading. Hard to welcome each new person -- getting drowned in new posts.

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx

-- Leska (, January 15, 1999.

Mojo Rising;

I'll even give you another "fathead" point.

I'm a tv star. Yep, I was on the telly.

In the History channel documentary series "Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day war", in the story "The Air War over the North".

There are a few shots of the mission briefing room at "Arc Light Center" at Guam. There is a pan shot of the crews getting ready.

The idiot sitting next to the wall on the left side wearing the grey flightsuit is ME!!! Yea!! You will also note that I am totally underwhelmed about whatever the h*ll we were going to go do that day. Then you get to see us taxi out, take off and go deliver 108 pieces of "peace, freedom, and democracy" to some unsuspecting trees.

Anyway, if you ever wanted to know what the "Witch Doctor" looked like, there I am. Eat your heart out.

So, now I am an honorary member of another elite group, in another place. Well, I'll try to keep up the B.S. part of the forum anyway. Y'all need it. Really.


-- sweetolebob (La) (, January 15, 1999.


I couldn't tell if that was just some cry for attention or wether or not you really had some point there. One thing is for certain...this forum is just a literal EXPLOSION OF THOUGHT!!!

More like a fizzled ladyfinger on a damp 4th of July.

Noe go return to playing back your little five minutes of fame on the telly another hundred times... I'm sure you can find something there worthy enough to hold someone's interest for five minutes.

-- Mojo Rising (Got IQ? @, January 15, 1999.

Another shopping excursion! Gotta buy troll-paper for Y2K. TP ;-)
Or maybe a hot new lantern that zaps the bugs. Hang it on the Forum Post and the pests self-destruct.

Or an environmentally friendly pesticide? Guaranteed to repel trolls. Slather on two inches thick and spray area. Repeat.

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-- Leska (, January 15, 1999.

Bob Walton: An address at Are we lucky and you're one of the media who "gets it" and are sharing this with your community? Hopefully that and you're not the "morning jokester", using us for source material. Or wherever KDSI is, are they the ISP of choice?

Mojo Rising: There's a new issue of TIME in your mail. Maybe it's got an article with the new "let's dump on these folks" hypeline of the week. Why not go read it and leave us richer for your absence.


-- Wildweasel (, January 15, 1999.


Were you born a "MORON JERK" or has it taken years of dedicated practice and perseverance?


-- c (c@c.c), January 15, 1999.

My goodness. I never intended anything but to give credit to those folks who have contributed so much to this forum and to my beliefs.

kdsi is nothing more than an ISP.

I am sitting here typing and wondering if we can stand a compliment. Can you?

I have no agenda but to consider us all as individuals - each of us with a unique ability to communicate. We all do it in our own way. Each of us are truly unique. This is what makes this forum great and distinguishes us from the media monkeys who make us all out to be either crazy and incapable of understanding our destiny.

Do you know the definition of "philosophy"?


My list of contributors comes from the heart. They are the people who make this forum, WHETHER YOU LIKE US OR NOT!

-- Bob Walton (, January 15, 1999.

I'd like to think I fit into the "etc." somewhere...

Mojo... some quick points...

you aren't original.

your thoughts are not new.

we've heard them before.

you're the DGI of the moment... soon to fade into thin air like your predecessors.

As a nonconformist I get nervous when anyone says I fit into a group or click or a cult. I naturally reject being forced into that kind of box.

In the case of this forum, I'd like to think that on occasion I might contribute a little bit of pertinent thought.

The chance to think that is the case allows me to believe that I might give back a small percentage of what I have gained through the insight, philosophy and knowledge others have shared here.

Just .02 from the "etc." gallery

Mike ===============================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, January 16, 1999.

Michael Taylor, you have an excellent seat in the primo galleria from whence you can toss your hat into the ring yet avoid the melee. With a flourish you are already inducted by virtue of your many recognized contributions into the YourDynAMite Canon!

What a blast!

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-- Leska (, January 16, 1999.

I feel embarrassed to be on your list Bob, especially since Michael T. was one of the first one who caught my attention as being a great communicator, as well as many other "etc..." people. But I understand and feel the spirit which made you write this post.

Mojo, your reaction I also understand. If you care to know, I learn from people like you too. I learn from "polyannas" and "trolls" too. I read and I learn, Y2K or not, goolash or not. It's a great forum and because it is, it stirs emotions as well as the brain.

-- Chris (, January 16, 1999.

Thanks Bob. We're just trolled off today.

Mike, I vote for you and Jon, and PNG, and Ed, and INVAR and Karen and oh, gosh Hardliner, and so many, many more! And especially all the newbies who are getting it now!!

Diane, from a mushy heart right now

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 16, 1999.

I just wanted to hang out during the holidays. But then Diane had to go and write up that New Year's Eve gig, and I thought to myself, "This woman clearly deserves better thoughts on New Year's Eve next year. What can I do about that?"

Really, it's true. I thought that. Even talked out loud to myself.

Must sleep now.



-- Simply Critt (, January 16, 1999.

aww... see... sshhhh! I kinda like being in the "etc." gallery!

It isn't the name or the label or any recognition that's important it's the message.

Diane, you and I want that sense of "community" to prevail and this forum is a perfect example of just what a community can offer each other. BW's post only shows how large our community is.

Leska... just watch out for the spitballs from the gallery : )

Chris, "a great communicator"? I'm so shy it if you met me in person it would blow your mind. Thank you for your kind words but I'm not worthy.

Hey... we should pat eachother on the back once in a while. After all, WE GET IT. We wont be part of the problem because we're already part of the solution. We're preparing, we're spreading the word, we're working together.

Live beyond the bounds of your own existence and leave more behind than your trash.

Mike ===========================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, January 16, 1999.

Mojo Rising;

>>Noe go return to playing back your little five minutes of fame on the telly another hundred times... I'm sure you can find something there worthy enough to hold someone's interest for five minutes.<<

I got the reaction that I wanted from you Mojo.

FWIW: I don't have a copy of the program. Don't care. I didn't even build myself an "I love me wall" when I retired.

But, unlike you, I do have a life though. A real life.

Hope you get laid someday. It may help your other therapy work.


-- sweetolebob (La) (, January 16, 1999.

S.O.B. - Thanks for putting your life on the line in defence of my adopted country--and people like me. (Especially since I was in New Orleans at the time and, er, well, never mind what I was doing!) Those who've been players in a combat zone rarely, if ever, talk about their experiences and I suspect your revelation was to let Mojo R know you speak from a wealth of hard experience.

MR and others: Please read Ed Yourdon's statement about this forum.

"This forum is intended for people who are concerned about the impact of the Y2000 problem on their personal lives, and who want to discuss various fallback contingency plans with other like-minded people. . ."

Sincere and heartfelt thanks also to all you others who fit Ed's description. I didn't join this forum to argue with DGIs and WGIs (Won't Get Its) about if serious Y2K problems might occur. My mind was made up some months ago and, until I see reason to change it (based on the wide variety of media we read in this family and my spouse's everyday experiences in IS), I'll continue to put myself with the GIs, if y'all don't mind me shuffling in on the end there!

-- Old Git (, January 16, 1999.

The original statement stands...

Kudos for the Fat Heads, each and every one of you.

HIP HIP... ahh forget it.

-- Mojo Rising (, January 16, 1999.

I think i am going to vomit all this BS sounds like a circle-jerk to me.

-- Cowboy (, January 16, 1999.

Thanks to all the GI's that have helped me. To Mojo and the other disruptives (_x_)

-- monique (, January 16, 1999.

Thanks Bob!

MOJO, it's true, some of us are spending time here bloviating about this issue. It's our way of processing information. It's our way of possibly taking our perspectives on this whole mess and maybe helping a fence sitter or two to realize that this is serious stuff and MAYBE they should do something to protect themselves. One more Mom or Dad or who is convinced to lay in supplies and be ready for a cold, weird winter is one more kid who may a have a better chance of surviving IF the poop does truly hit the fan.

There are people like yourself, MOJO, who think that we bloviators are simply self-indulgent and like to hear ourselves type. That's OK, I don't care. I'm not going to stop until the end-game, and frankly, I do enjoy this. Debate is healthy, it helps one to clarify one's position and beliefs. It serves to strengthen one's conclusions. It's a mechanism for gathering and absorbing new information in order to refine one's view of what's really going on.

There are others like Bob who, whatever their perspectives are, find value in this. I'm hoping that 350 days from now, we'll be talking about how the pollyannas were right all along, and now it's going to be a long run of rice 'n beans and powdered milk. If the pollyannas are right, just think of all the extra food that will be donated to local food banks!

Self-indulgence complete...

-- pshannon (, January 16, 1999.

Has anyone figured out why someone who thinks the conversation here is useless spends time and energy adding to it? It's a behavioral oxymoron.

-- Tom Carey (, January 19, 1999.

A few comments from a long-time lurker:

Why the Mr. for Milne and not for anyone else? Does he deserve that much respect? What a jerk? I have disagreed with many here, but have never seen a worse reaction to disagreement than what comes off Milne's keyboard. What a jerk. And please don't add INVAR to the list. What a Milne wannabe.

Many of the names listed above are simply the ones who post the most, not the ones who have the most to post.

Many of the best people who used to post here last year are gone or are heard from seldom.

Oh well.

-- lurker (, January 19, 1999.

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