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Post  felix on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:20 am

Doc Watson wrote:why ?

Pinhedz has expressed the 'why' as well as it can be expressed, I think.

I suppose you'd say 'a forum is a forum is a forum'? If this one goes, there's always another forum to have fun on and post our witty but inconsequential thoughts?

In which case, the value, beyond it's immediate fun potential, of any post/thread, is a passing thing, and not worth further consideration?

Perhaps we need an automatic function whereby any thread which has had no post added in, say, 10 or 20 or 30 days, self destructs?

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:21 am

Doc Watson wrote: As I said it would incur your wrath , but you have not explained why.
"Leave the dead you've left behind , they will not follow you"

Anger? No. Contempt? Yes.

The Dylan misquotation is entirely predictable and would not have occured if you've had an ATU "Dylan Lyrics" thread to which to refer.

But I was forgetting...you claim to have sold books- but do you actually have any in your house? Your opposition to public libraries- as set out in the Literature section- suggests that you don't.

It's almost certainly a mistake to make this post at all, to respond as if I were addressing a genuine poster. I've never accepted that the Emu/Watson persona is anything more than a satirical construct, a wind-up. I believe it was Nash who assigned your spider avatar? Smart woman, Nash.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:36 am

Doc Watson wrote:But why ?
When you get right down to it, there's really no reason for anybody here to do anything other than what they feel like doing.

I'm doing what I feel like doing--how about you?

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:34 am

Doc Watson wrote:At the risk of incurring the wrath of Eddie , Felix and others I dare to ask what is the real point of restoring all these old threads. Some of them had run their course. If one was still active at the time of the old site's demise . interested people would have restarted the topic and if it has gone this long without being started off again is it essential.
I think Eddie and others have done an incredible job in restoring these old threads . But why ?

I am really grateful to everone involved in collecting up our old threads, also to members for thinking up new ones.

You do not seem to contribute much at all, other than boring one liners.

I agree with Eddie and a number of others here, I don't think you are for real. clown

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Post  tatiana on Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:29 am

^^^^^
so others feel like this about emu also?

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:33 am

felix wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:why ?

Pinhedz has expressed the 'why' as well as it can be expressed, I think.

I suppose you'd say 'a forum is a forum is a forum'? If this one goes, there's always another forum to have fun on and post our witty but inconsequential thoughts?

In which case, the value, beyond it's immediate fun potential, of any post/thread, is a passing thing, and not worth further consideration?

Perhaps we need an automatic function whereby any thread which has had no post added in, say, 10 or 20 or 30 days, self destructs?
no need for that threads can lie dormant for while then be bumped , it is all part of what constitutes a forum .As I wrote Eddie has done a wonderful job . I wondered if it was worth all the time and energy he has devoted to it , and I guess as a lot of people seem happy with it , the short answer must be yes.
My own opinion is that most of this information can be found on the internet if you really want to or need to find it . However it is good of him to bring it all together .

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:48 am

Doc Watson wrote:My own opinion is that most of this information can be found on the internet if you really want to or need to find it.
This is the internet.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:50 am

It's good to post things that can't be found anywhere else--we got some of that.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:06 am

Threads I wish I could have saved:

Samuel Beckett
Gulliver's Travels
Bertolt Brecht
Siegfried und Roy
Indians
Bees
Echolocation in Bats
Clocks
Vladimir Tatlin and the Monument to the Third International
Punch and Judy
Lord of the Rings: the dubious bits
The murder of Brian Jones
Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, Bigfoot
Outmoded professions
UFO's
Ley Lines
John Keegan on the US Civil War
Van Gogh

...and a host of others.

Still, what's done is done. Plenty of food for thought on that list if you want to get web surfing.

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:18 am

Do you think we should resurrect the "Colours" threads in Off Topic?

You know, the random associations on the themes of:

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
Violet
Black
White

...and others.

They generated a lot of posts and some of the associations were quite inventive. I dunno, though...

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:44 pm

eddie wrote:
Doc Watson wrote: As I said it would incur your wrath , but you have not explained why.
"Leave the dead you've left behind , they will not follow you"

Anger? No. Contempt? Yes.
"It seems more like anger reading your response , but nevermind Very Happy "

The Dylan misquotation is entirely predictable and would not have occured if you've had an ATU "Dylan Lyrics" thread to which to refer.
"I have a Dylan Kyric Book next to my computer I misquoted because ?I thought it said it better , even Bob alters or misquotes at times."
But I was forgetting...you claim to have sold books- but do you actually have any in your house? Your opposition to public libraries- as set out in the Literature section- suggests that you don't.
"I have 6 rooms with bookshelves chock a block with books in my home. I have never said I oppose public libraries . I support them , whatI have said is they may need to change and have more resources especially non book resources to survive in today's world
It's almost certainly a mistake to make this post at all, to respond as if I were addressing a genuine poster. I've never accepted that the Emu/Watson persona is anything more than a satirical construct, a wind-up. I believe it was Nash who assigned your spider avatar? Smart woman, Nash.
wow what an original thought!!! about 5 people have already posted that Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:59 pm

pinhedz wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:But why ?
When you get right down to it, there's really no reason for anybody here to do anything other than what they feel like doing.

I'm doing what I feel like doing--how about you?
Exactly the same

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:At the risk of incurring the wrath of Eddie , Felix and others I dare to ask what is the real point of restoring all these old threads. Some of them had run their course. If one was still active at the time of the old site's demise . interested people would have restarted the topic and if it has gone this long without being started off again is it essential.
I think Eddie and others have done an incredible job in restoring these old threads . But why ?

I am really grateful to everone involved in collecting up our old threads, also to members for thinking up new ones.

You do not seem to contribute much at all, other than boring one liners.

I agree with Eddie and a number of others here, I don't think you are for real. clown
Well what am I then ? It does not look like you have read more than a few of my posts!

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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:02 pm

tatiana wrote:^^^^^
so others feel like this about emu also?

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:41 pm

Doc Watson wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:At the risk of incurring the wrath of Eddie , Felix and others I dare to ask what is the real point of restoring all these old threads. Some of them had run their course. If one was still active at the time of the old site's demise . interested people would have restarted the topic and if it has gone this long without being started off again is it essential.
I think Eddie and others have done an incredible job in restoring these old threads . But why ?

I am really grateful to everone involved in collecting up our old threads, also to members for thinking up new ones.

You do not seem to contribute much at all, other than boring one liners.

I agree with Eddie and a number of others here, I don't think you are for real. clown
Well what am I then ? It does not look like you have read more than a few of my posts!

I have read far too many of your posts and have concluded that you are a made up character created by someone with a lot of time on their hands. cyclops

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Post  tigerlily on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:24 pm

Eddie, I appreciate all that you and the others have done to bring back as many of the old threads as possible. It is our (ATU's) history, and if it can be saved, then it should be saved. My feeling about this place is that it's more than "just" an internet forum. When we crashed in April, it really brought all that home to me. Maybe I have become emotionally attached, but oh well.... I would much rather read some interesting tidbit of info on here, from someone like Eddie or Pinz or Felix or P14 (or really any of you ATU members) than go out Googling. I wish I had the time and/or technical knowledge to help with the resurrection, but i don't. So thank you so much to those of you who are helping to get it done.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:21 am

pinhedz wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:My own opinion is that most of this information can be found on the internet if you really want to or need to find it.
This is the internet.
There are a number of web searches that will take one to no place other than here.

For example--try searching on the following search term:

"Downbeat 15 August, 1940"


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:41 am

I just did a search on the exact phrase:

"Linkage between high-art music and social classes explained."

I thought I would get just one hit (this place), but I got 8--most of them other sites linking to this site. Shocked

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:00 am

Surprisingly, the search term "Huitzilin of Nahuatl" gets only one hit (here, of course), even though I did not exactly make her up.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:07 am

The search term "Limenios, son of Thoinos the Athenian" gets no hits. Neutral

I'll have to do something about that bounce
(as a matter of fact, I just now did do something about it cheers ).

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:24 am

Don't listen to them Doc, you da man.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:34 am

If you search on the exact phrase "they're painting the walls black," you get 5 sites that have copied East_of_Jordan's Russian translation of "Desolation Row." Shocked

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Post  eddie on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:36 am

Simulacrum wrote:Don't listen to them Doc, you da man.

That's your considered opinion, is it?

I seem to recall you also had an affection for GypsyDaisy, the member whose torrent of deranged complaints about so-called "abuses" brought the original ATUI site crashing down around our ears.

Emu/Doc Watson is about as amiable as a rattlesnake.

Cath has already expressed the opion that Emu/Doc is Rhone under another guise. I have no means of knowing whether that is true or not. All I know is that he's not what he appears to be.




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Post  Lee Van Queef on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:52 am

I see no reason to think that Rhone is the Doc. Has Rhone ever had a seperate online 'character'?

I've often considered that the Doc is pulling everyone's leg, but I don't see why he would be some other user that we already know. If I remember correctly, the Docs first 1000ish posts at ER where on the glorious 'Conversation using Only Dylan Lyrics' thread. Hardly the actions of someone who signed up online to piss people off, although certainly the actions of a nutter. (Just kidding Docaroo)


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Post  tatiana on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:13 am

i don't think emu is Rhone.

i think emu is a older, married man from rural Victoria who has far too much time on his hands (retirement etc)

and yes, i think he is having a go at us also, as twood says....pulling our legs.

i also think quite a few other things about emu but i am not going to revive any of that stuff.



emu is okay, he is just stiff.

i don't think he intentionally means any harm to others either, he just has a way that irritates others, and so is seen as being a pain in a rear.


imo.

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