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there are a lot of stories

there are a lot of stories to tell about those school daze, the early, early years are probably the worst. (well the best - but the worst from the teacher's point of view)

let's just say I was known to 'crack wise' from time to time...

I remember my 8th grade teacher wrote something in my yearbook, (she was cool) something like 'keep up those caustic comments'

is that it? the original CC??!! Caustically Commenting Joe?
the legend continues...

'high' school was another story... but fuck, I did make it into the National Honor Society as did all of us bad ass long hairs back then.

peace.

"The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence"

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Crack up

Shit, CC Joe, now you got me busting a gut.
I can only imagine what terror you put your teachers through!
Jeez Louise, they all probably are on medication now or have concealed weapon permits! (and serious facial tics, ala Herbet Lom in the Pink Panther movies)

Try this famous philosopher on for size instead:
"That's all I can stand, cuz I can't stands no more." Popeye

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the only teachers that ever

the only teachers that ever opened the door were kicking me OUT of the classroom... ) -;

"The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence"

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Sken

"battle of wits between people with little imagination" Sken, you seriously crack me up, man.
How often is this the case, people? That marriage of bluster without substance? Shit, that seems to be the rule as opposed to the exception in society today. It is often whoever makes the most noise or creates the difficulty, that is gifted with the most attention. The problem receives the focus rather than the innovator.
UhOh, I got on my soapbox, on my high horse, and am ready to topple off. It's a good thing I have a hard head (Thank you, Mom.)
Imagination is the key and persuasion is the tool. But you don't get there easily or readily. Maybe by accident and possibly on purpose (or porpoise, Sken?), but not without some perserverance. (Carry On-CSNY, Touch-Dead)
And I must say humor helps as well.
You da man, Sken!

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb

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Welcome back!

Hey now, Soeharto! Welcome back!

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Appearance v Substance v Participation v Control

skenisahen wrote: (see: "So Far..." above)

"Everything on this site is a direct reflection on the Grateful Dead which includes the surviving members. I know that if I were one of them I would want some control over what happens in my name. Think about some of the "topics" in the "old" forum. If my name was followed by a "member of the Grateful Dead" footnote and I logged in to that old forum to see what was going on and saw some of the posts, I'd have pulled the plug on it, but thats me. For this reason, I think we owe it to them to bear with them as they (and their staff) explore the possibilities. "

Dear skenisahen,
I think you've put your finger on it. The Forums have been commandeered and are now being used to create some interesting 'content' amongst which the Grateful Dead Store nestles. It's a bit of a shame. Not a travesty or nightmare, or anything like that. The people here are still good people. And the Mods seem lovely. I've no doubt whatsoever that there'll be some interesting threads that will be be permitted. But I think there will be plenty of people like me - who don't want to be just creating content for a corporate web site (which is what skenisahen is getting at, whether or not he/she would put it as baldly as this) - and who will quietly fade away and disappear, regardless of whether or not we feel a bit of enthusiasm at first.

Without rancour, and sincerely wishing you all the best with this new venture

Soeharto

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thanks for the kind words, sken...

As you may imagine, I still kinda can't believe I got to do that...

But in response to a question many responses up, from Ocean I think, we've gotten a ton of questions from people about what to do when they find errors in the show archive--setlists, venues, whatever.

We now have a good answer. Post them here (and sorry about the long url, but I dunno about tinyurling stuff on this very site...):

http://www.dead.net/forum/report-show-setlist-song-errors-here

And with any luck our intrepid team behind the scenes will then have a central location to look for these things and make it all better. Have at it! And thanks!

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So far...

...from what I can tell, the inability to create topics without a moderator is a golden concept. I've participated in numerous internet discussion forums and before long nearly all of them turn into some battle of wits between people with little imagination.

Just one thing to consider folks: Everything on this site is a direct reflection on the Grateful Dead which includes the surviving members. I know that if I were one of them I would want some control over what happens in my name. Think about some of the "topics" in the "old" forum. If my name was followed by a "member of the Grateful Dead" footnote and I logged in to that old forum to see what was going on and saw some of the posts, I'd have pulled the plug on it, but thats me. For this reason, I think we owe it to them to bear with them as they (and their staff) explore the possibilities.

Oh, and the "mods" seem real cool. marye penned my favorite interview with Jerry Garcia and has posted it online for all to read so she deserves mad props for that alone!

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UK perspective

We dont have the luxury of having had The Dead as our own. So having sites like this is really our only way of keeping in touch with all the other Dead Heads. This site is my contact with all you "Good Guys", so the more the merrier and i am sure that this can only get better.

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hold that thought

And who knows, when we emerge from the era of bug fixes...

As for izzie being a babygirl, she is a good 20 years younger than I am. I am Old.:-) But not a mom, except to my dogs.

One of the things I'm liking best about things so far is that we're getting multiple generations of Heads, from people who got on bus in the '60s to teens who never got to see the band. This is, as far as I'm concerned, very cool.

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