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Offline jovan66102

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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2018, 02:53:38 AM »
Damn! I come back and you leave! I was looking forward to arguing with you. Seriously, congratulations, and check in when you can. Go with God.
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 09:50:01 AM »
Guys, he posted this in January and has been active since.

My guess is the job requires much less than he anticipated, or he otherwise figured out how to make it work (i.e., there are obviously times with nothing else to do).
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2018, 10:07:54 AM »
LOL, just noticed that.  I was the necromancer in this case.

Not many places to have above average IQ discussions on Catholic subjects on the internet.
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 10:10:42 AM »
Greg broke his cardinal rule: don't make goodbye threads. That's how you stay and become a holographic posting entity.
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2018, 10:23:55 AM »
I am posting far less.

Busy with the new task. It's hard work.
 
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2018, 10:31:06 AM »
I am posting far less.

Your far less is far more than my normal, so it seems like barely change at all. :)
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2018, 10:49:39 AM »
I am posting far less.

Busy with the new task. It's hard work.

You quit the forum like James and I quit chewing tobacco.


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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2018, 10:50:58 AM »
Greg broke his cardinal rule: don't make goodbye threads. That's how you stay and become a holographic posting entity.

 
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2018, 12:19:53 PM »
Guys, he posted this in January and has been active since.

At least I have an excuse! I just came back yesterday and his post showed up as a new post for me.  :)
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2018, 02:05:00 PM »
LOL, just noticed that.  I was the necromancer in this case.

Not many places to have above average IQ discussions on Catholic subjects on the internet.

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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2018, 02:07:54 PM »
It's all a plot to torment me.  Every time I see the subject line that Greg's leaving I get all excited.  Then I remember that he is still posting.
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2018, 04:58:42 AM »
I love it when a plan comes together.
 
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2018, 09:11:22 AM »
 :laugh:
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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Although he didn't quite "quit the forum," the quantity of his posts has certainly decreased.  The quality, however, has improved.  He has essentially become the resident travel writer, and this is a great gift to those of us who enjoy his writing style and his wry observations.  After ten thousand posts, he had said all he could possibly say about Joey Lomangino's eyes and the indefectibility of the Church, and for me, at least, the cowbell thing was getting pretty stale.  The new material is better.  I enjoyed his recent critique of a pod hotel (an experience he liked well enough but wouldn't do again because it lacks "the utilitarian value of being able to wander from your bed to the toilet stark bollock naked").  But I think the best aspect of his "Notes on Asia" thing is his virulently un-PC outlook, which treats the reader to criticisms or praise of various oriental peoples based on Greg rationale.  There is a "mustachioed Englishman in a pith helmet" tinge to his travelogue that could not be gotten from any actual travel writer.  Not being British, I have learnt the excellent terms "abo" and "nig-nog" from Greg, and am grateful.  From the cool neon skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to a balmy un-air-conditioned church in palmy Goa, it's a richness of acerbic anecdotes.  I only hope that as he continues to tour the Far East on his sales calls, that at some point he will use one of my favorite archaisms, "coolie."


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Re: I'm quitting the forum
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 11:39:04 AM »
Although he didn't quite "quit the forum," the quantity of his posts has certainly decreased.  The quality, however, has almost improved.  He has essentially become the resident travel writer, and this is a great gift to those of us who enjoy his writing style and his wry observations.  After ten thousand posts, he had said all he could possibly say about Joey Lomangino's eyes and the indefectibility of the Church, and for me, at least, the cowbell thing was getting pretty stale.  The new material is better.  I enjoyed his recent critique of a pod hotel (an experience he liked well enough but wouldn't do again because it lacks "the utilitarian value of being able to wander from your bed to the toilet stark bollock naked").  But I think the best aspect of his "Notes on Asia" thing is his virulently un-PC outlook, which treats the reader to criticisms or praise of various oriental ethnic groups based on Greg rationale.  There is a "mustachioed Englishman in a pith helmet" tinge to his travelogue that could not be gotten from any actual travel writer.  Not being British, I have learnt the excellent terms "abo" and "nig-nog" from Greg, and am grateful.  From the cool neon skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to a balmy un-airconditioned church in palmy Goa, it's a richness of acerbic anecdotes.  I only hope that as he continues to tour the Far East on his sales calls, that he uses at some point one of my favorite archaisms, "coolie."

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