Where did everybody go?

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Hi those of you still around....where did alot go?

Can we do one of those, who is still here threads? Perhaps we lost a bunch when the site was closed down for awhile?

I can go first, I am sumer


ps, save the wise cracks, I just may like um :-0

-- open up you'll see (gueesss@who.now), August 21, 2000


I'm here, but can't remember my handle it's been so long

-- butt chicken wing (that_doesn't@sound.right), August 21, 2000.

Butt, that was very funny! LOL! I too, had three or four handles. Only crept in, every once in a while. No evil, intended.

-- Name Changer (hobby@here.com), August 21, 2000.

Still around but generally show up just to rag on somebody. Last exwife's training I think.

BTW, anybody else having trouble loading Bok's?

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), August 21, 2000.

Mr/Ms. Butt Chicken, I have totally laughed, time and time again at your post. It was delightful! I had not laughed all day, until I read your post, and I kept laughing. Thank you for your humor and your giving. Thank you for a good laugh, on an otherwise dreary Monday.

-- Never Been (to@Spain.com), August 21, 2000.


Someone else reported problems with Bok's, but I went there now, and had no trouble. The place is deserted however, so maybe others are having difficulties. Usually there is more traffic.

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 21, 2000.

can't get into boks

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), August 21, 2000.

Did al-d really just use an apostrophe in that post??? This really could be the end times...

-- Holy Cow (is this@the.end?), August 22, 2000.

Aunt Bee made it to Bok's. Ok, we got here. Where is the damn flag??

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 22, 2000.

Hey all!

Bok's is functional now- 9:30 MST. FWIW

Be well

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), August 22, 2000.

Bok's. Box. Boxes. Little boxes, little boxes all made of ticky tack. OK, triviameisters, what the hell am I talking about?

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), August 22, 2000.

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same...there's the pink one and the blue one, and the red one and the yellow one, and they're all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same.

Dammit, Lars, now that damn song is gonna' be in my head for DAYS! (Was Pete Seger the guy who sang it?)

-- LunaC (EndlessLoop@Muzac.com), August 22, 2000.

LunaC, you old boho you. Right, song written by folkie Malvina Reynolds and sung by Pete Seeger in 1963.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), August 22, 2000.

I've been away for a while, but I'm back now.

-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), August 22, 2000.

Welcome back, Malcolm.

Lars, Luna:

Wasnt there a verse, too, about how the children in the boxes, they go to the university... they go to the university, and they all think just the same?

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 22, 2000.

They all think the same, they all look the same.

The song is about the routinization of America when Allentown was developed. (I think the name of the subdivision was Allentown anyhow.) Anyway, it's about how production has allowed for the manufacture of similar homes, cars, education, etc. It's a good thing as far as I'm concerned!

-- Cookie cutter (Netsc@pe 6.0), August 22, 2000.

sumer, have you checked your butt lately? I think most of the forumites got sucked in on the backdraft from your last fart.

-- (butt.sisters@cleveland.rocks), August 22, 2000.

Was it Allentown or Levittown?

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), August 22, 2000.

It was Levittown! Thanks for the help.

-- (Netsc@pe 6.0), August 22, 2000.

I've been wondering where Eve is. I haven't seen her around here for awhile. Eve, are you out there?

-- Debra (Thisis@it.com), August 22, 2000.

"Eve, are you out there?"

A more suitable question would be... "Eve, are you IN there?"

-- (sumers@butt.big), August 22, 2000.

Fortunately or unfortunately-depending on your perspective-I am still here -but on vacation-having a wonderful time in southern maine on the beach-hello all.

BTW-Where is Brian McLaughlin?(Spelling?)

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), August 22, 2000.

Hi, Debra and y'all,

I've been almost overwhelmed with family matters (helping with Dad and school issues for the boys) and catching up with home and work stuff, so I've pretty much been in just a once-in-a-while lurk mode lately. I hope to get back into the swing of things, forum-wise, before too long, though (Im not sure yet -- maybe another week or two?) In any case, I might post from time to time even before I get out from under.

But thanks for askin', though, Debra, and see yall after a bit...

-- eve (eve_rebekah@yahoo.com), August 22, 2000.

>> Where is Brian McLaughlin?(Spelling?) <<

Spelling? Is that anywhere near Reading, PA?

-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@ims.com), August 22, 2000.

wel I guess I'm here. Looks lie cpr hasn't found the place yet...Would some one please feed him a dog bisquit! maybe the poor little thing will find his way home..

"As for me...I shall finish the Game"!


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), August 22, 2000.

More on "Little Boxes"---The songwriter, Malvina Reynolds, was active in the 50s and early 60s. For those who can remember, or who give a shit, one of the trendy critiques of the time was how conformist and boring everything was. Well, we certainly have transcended that. "Little Boxes" was inspired by Daley City CA, south of SF. Reynolds also wrote "It Isn't Nice" and co-wrote "Turn Around" with Harry Belafonte. (my favorite)


Little boxes on the hillside,

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,

Little boxes, little boxes,

Little boxes, all the same.

There's a green one and a pink one

And a blue one and a yellow one

And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

And they all look just the same.


And the people in the houses

All go to the university,

And they all get put in boxes,

Little boxes, all the same.

And there's doctors and there's lawyers

And business executives,

And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

And they all look just the same.


And they all play on the golf-course,

And drink their Martini dry,

And they all have pretty children,

And the children go to school.

And the children go to summer camp

And then to the university,

And they all get put in boxes

And they all come out the same.


And the boys go into business,

And marry, and raise a family,

And they all get put in boxes,

Little boxes, all the same.

There's a green one and a pink one

And a blue one and a yellow one

And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

And they all look just the same.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), August 22, 2000.

The ticky-tacky industry must have been really big back then, what with all the houses being made of the stuff.

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), August 22, 2000.

Is ticky-tacky sticky?

-- (nemesis@awol.com), August 22, 2000.

Well Nemesis, I once heard a 3M rep. call the the poor adhesive quality on a roll of tape as ticky tacky. I know thats where post it notes came from as it was a mistake in adhesive quality control. BTW this the same handle I been using here for the last 2 years Just don't post much

-- Bill (Sticky@2side.tape), August 22, 2000.

Hello Bill. Welcome to this 12-Step group.

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 22, 2000.

Great to see you all still checking in........

Just checking myself to see 'if' the 'gang' made its way back...

Thanks, you are ALL tooooo funny....

Nemisis, :-)

Carlos, tell your ex I said she did a 'nice job' with ya....

Ox, the weathers finally nice

Shakey, What game?

Aunt Bee: here's lookin at cha kid thanks for the email, btw, you have mail now too.

FS, looks like were ALL gonna live after all

Brian, do not pass go

Eve, good 2 C ya

To the rest, I say "TO THE TOP"




-- consumer (shh@aol.com), August 22, 2000.

What do mean it was shut down for a while? Recently?

-- never left (it was alw@ys.here), August 22, 2000.

sumer, you asked, here goes: Damn thing was down, it was not my stupidy or mis-understanding of computer operations. Too much is automatic, Damn thing was down. To address Oxy: 12 steps for what? Human kindness which is not to be found from an occasional nod from another person you/me pass within one foot on a sidewalk? Mostly, we try to ignore each others existenance, and not let our eyes meet. If eyes don't meet, then neither of us have to reconize each other's existenance, so we silently pass one another. Yet on the Internet, we are called to task, and those with any gumption will post a response and carry it over to their daily life, with greeting a sidewalk companion, to just say "Good Morning", with a smile, bright on their face.

-- Appointed Gate Keeper (tired@iwannagohome.com), August 22, 2000.

I'm still here, 'sumer. My posting record may slide, but I never intended for it to get that high in the first place.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), August 22, 2000.

Anita, just how high did you think your words or actions might affect another human kind? How did your daily words affect another human? Were you kind, in your response? God only knows I am Heathen in skin, seeking out a truth, Come on, Ye who rebuke my words, try to lay me low, I have other words.

-- Appointed (tiredof@sheriff.com), August 22, 2000.

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