TigerLilly suggested this one after GypsySoul thought she deserved an Iron Bladder Award, or some such, for superhuman endurance as reported in the Bathroom Break topic. So nominate your pals for silly awards here. Silly but kind awards...
Another one for cosmicbadger
For his story "A damn near run thing" in the Go Ahead , Show Off A Little Topic Cosmicbadger gets the "Best Doggone Story I Ever Heard Award" If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
i feel free to declare myself a member of the academy(anyone)and with the given authority declare that all the mighty interesting topics which sleep in the hidden depth of the deadnet (at least all where the last answer is more than 20 weeks old)shall recieve the award for most underestimated publication in Deadworld.CONGRATULATIONS may you continue to disappear under the dust.this award includes the possibility for every member of deadnet,to undertake a free(YES,its for free)expedition into this dark and adventerous territory of other peoples meanings,views........(Music starts.firework in the sky,topics smile..happiness all around)
As i see...
i am still the only member of some academy,so i give the price for the fastest cleanup and maintenance group 2 the people who keep the chatroom neat.when it reopens again it will be shining clean.......:-)(-:
The Most Excellent Moderator Award
To Marye for her unending effort here in keeping us Deadheads happy, responding quickly with an even temper to our concerns and frustrations, keeping things fresh and being a part of us and our whole conversation. I thank you with deepest gratitude. Kudos to you beyond description If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
The disco duck award
to Mr. Pid for his Studio 54 story Went to a party the other night... All the ladies were treating me right... Moving my feet to the disco beat... How in the world could I keep my seat!!! All of a sudden I began to change... I was on the dance floor acting strange... Flapping my arms I began to cluck... Look at me... I'm the disco duck!!! If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
First, I'd like to thank the Academy....
And let me just say that sometimes these awards aren't all they're quacked up to be.Da-dum-dum! Psshhh. Thanks, I'll be here all week. I'd also like to note that in 1980 I spent many more nights at Radio City Music Hall than I did at 54, especially during the last two weeks of October. Now that was a Halloween party! In closing, all I can say, Hal, is Yow! I taste mint but no tulip! (cue exit music) Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
boy, does that transport me back to the days of the night crew at Payless... That and "Car Wash." Aiyee! Thanks for the kind words, Hal. I think we have a good bunch of folks here in this little corner of the virtual world.
Hercule Poirot Award, PLUS hero in a crisis prize, Plus
Great friend in a time of crisis Award, plus many more than I can think of right now. Just had to dig out this thread to nominate my dear friend and soul brother, Martin, for the detective of the year award. First of all he started looking fotr my children before I got here from Spain. Took time off from work, and was camping out in my house before I got here-in hopes of hearing something. He also started calling the contact list I sent him, AND had notified the police on the 3rd day that we knew that the kids were gone. Well, after tearing my house apart to search for "clues" he found a scrap of paper in our "paper trash" can, with a phone number on it. Was a number in Poland, which he called, muddled through a communication problem with the person who answered the phone-BUT he kept calling back every time the woman hung up on him, and he kept calling, and insisting to speak to someone who spoke either English or German (he had figured out that was a company he was speaking to, and no private individual) On about the 5th attempt, and after lots of firm language that went not-comprehended-he got a man who spoke reasonable English on the line. Martin sent THIS guy on an informational search within the company, and found out that Matthias was there, (was a brand new Polish printer) doing a temporary job for them through a contact he had here in Germany. Had taken the kids with him, as was a 2-3 week stay planned in Poland. He told no one, out of spite, and fear of recriminations from his sisters and me-just packed up the kids and took off. Then Martin called Matthias' boss here-and verbally tore him to bits, as he knew where Matthias was (though not that the kids were there too at first) but did not see fit to "share" this information with an unknown person calling him on the phone earlier in the week. Martin met me in his car at the airport in Frankfurt, and we took off after the kids. Neither of us has ever been to Poland, we only had a map and directions from the internet to go on, and 40 euros between the 2 of us-but we went. Mission long and bizarre, but successful-thanks to this guy!!!!!!!!!!!! Will tell the rest at some point in the "Grand Adventures" thread. BUT wanna give Martin the beloved friend and honorary family member award too, as he will keep his eagle eye on my kids until their school year is finished, and we can figure out Plan B of how to keep them safe and secure-hopefully with me. Everyone please send Martin their friendliest beams and wishes-this is a true friend if I ever had one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
And the Best friend and detective award goes to.....
Martin!!!!!!!!! Way to go man! Grate work finding the children!! Rene' you are lucky to have a friend like that!! Hey, hey little one so far from home and so alone Hey, hey little one I'm just like you I'm lonely too The road we ride is a long, long road when you are all alone But I found you and I found our love, a love I've never known Peace, Gigi
Right On Martin!! ~
I'm so happy for you TL :-) You sound like one strong Lady! That song is perfect Gigi. Couldn't of said it better myself. PEACE
Yeah Martin, good one
It is so wonderful that you tracked them down, and wow, what a story, I'm with iknowyourider, you have some strength......
Wonderful indeed! Thanks to a wonderful guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still might be sitting here wondering where my kids are, if Martin did not come up with the idea of going through the trash. If everybody on the planet had a friend like that, people would be alot better off, I think. He has stuck to me through many (mis)adventures over the almost 20 years I have known him. Think very strongly that we were supposed to meet, and was to be. Coincidence was too great-we were born exactly 4 days apart, but on different continents. Met him professionally at first, though he knew Matthias and some other guys I knew when I first moved to Germany, as he had been part of the Mannheim role-playing scene for years. Knew him only casually for about 2 years, but came a point where I had a position to fill at work, and I wanted him. Knew he was unemployed at the time, and had more or less "disappeared" out of bad luck/bad times (he used to do that from time to time). I put out the word amongst mutual aquaintances that was looking for him, and kept the information circulating, and then about 4 months later (just about when was about to give up and hire someone else) he called me. Hired him on the phone, and we started working together, and our friendship just grew. He is a "difficult" and temperamentful guy, but we got along like peas in a pod. A few years later, when my kids were tiny, he had no where to live, so he and his cat moved in with us for about 2 years, and then when the opportunity arose, he moved into an apartment next door for another couple of years-as by this time he was definately one of the family. Kids and he loved each other as if they were really family, and was the same for me. Is a hilariously sweet video of my daughter's 2nd birthday party of her following him around chattering "Martin, Martin" at him, and then later sitting cosily on his lap with her thumb in her mouth, looking sleepy and content, with chocolate cake all over her hands and face. She has always been a very choosy young lady, and would not go to just anyone, so HER adoration of him helped cement the decision that he was the best candidate for info coming up 2 sentences later. He had no family anymore, as his parents died when he was a teenager, and I had none in Europe, so worked out perfectly for both of us. Trust him so much with the kids that we have signed legal documents giving him custody of my children, in the case that both Matthias and I should both (heaven forbid) die before the kids are adults. He also just recently stuck to our friendship, after an ultimatum from his girlfriend, who could never stand me, because I have the nerve to be his best friend and female. She could never forgive the fact that he spoke to me once about his family, and has never to her (is a taboo topic-and he only spoke about it once, late at night, when we were alone and drunk) We have both spoken to her until we are blue in the face that I am no threat to her, but never worked. We have told her a romantic relationship is as impossible between us as if would happen between true siblings, AND if it were to be different, would have been looong before he fell in love with her. We gritted our teeth and endured each other, for his sake for a while. Then just last month she gave him an ultimatum of chosing her or me, and sent me a very nasty e mal in Spain (I am sooo threatening from there, you know). She should know that does not work at all with this guy-and he spent a week working out a compromise to keep us both in his life, but she almost lost him over that, and hope she can keep the compromise of herself ignoring my existance, as he is certainly worth keeping around, and he truly loves her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But enough singing his praises this morning, I am just feeling sooo incredibly thankful to know such a guy-and wanted to share-and am sure that here is a good place for it. ********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
while am giving praise and awards to people this morning, wanna award my daughter a "Blind Faith" award. After our first seconds of happy reunion in Poland, my daughter told me that she knew in her heart, and all along that I would find her. She told me she was "calling me with her mind and it worked". She truly believes that.********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Albert Hofmann, discoverer of LSD Rest in Peace, Dr. Hofmann! groovin' the light fantastic at http://www.popeshady.com and http://people.tribe.net/shadygrove
I would like to suggest a very special award for our very special moderator Marye. In the past few weeks she has: • Promptly processed an avalanche of new vines in the vineyard. • Handled several ludicrous blunders (not of her making) over the announcement and delivery of new releases • Followed up (and in many cases got fixed) a host of problems to do with lost orders, faulty discs etc • Dealt with the whole flood of activity related to the Obama show • Endured the usual litany of whinges and gripes (including mine) • Promptly replied to PMs and questions in the forums and passed on info and requests to TPTB. Also passed information back the other way if it is provided • Survived the server change, system crashes, the chat room crashes and other technical meltdowns • Broken up some quite nasty on line punch ups, mostly over politics and religion, and headed off many several others All that she has done with a sure touch and without ever (to my knowledge and despite what she may privately think) bad mouthing either site users or TPTB (GDP, Rhino Warner Brothers etc) and has also found time to drop in occasional pearls of wisdom and cool stories of her own. That’s the nomination. As a prize I think that TPTB should show their recognition and 1. Fly her to PA 2. Miracle her a ticket for the show (she can put her fingers in her ears for the political bits) 3. Find someone trustworthy to look after her dogs while she is away Or provide a cash alternative! So if you are reading this Bob, Phil, Bill, Mickey, Barack, Rhino, Warner Bros and GDP folks please oblige. Thank you.
Here, Here, Badger ~
I agree 100%! Diffusing us all when this space is getting hot. Using class & humor no less. The never ending whining & questions ...yet still not repling with a warranted "Shut The Hell Up"!! Thanks for everything Marye ~ PEACE I vote for Miracle her a ticket! Whoo Hoo
but CB i think you forgot the hotel suite and ground transportation!go easy on the Whoo Hoo's today... considering the collapse. and good gosh rider, there you go swearing up and down the posts again, might have to nominate you for sumpin' ; ) peace
Not to mention
refreshments of her choice-she deserves that too! Agree 120% with c.b., rider, and 73.********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
are better than a miracle ticket!
HIP HIP Hooray!!!!!!
Thank you Badger for bringing marye the recognition she deserves. I agree 130% Hoover 140% Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.
I also concur
Marye, moderator extraordinaire! And how about a backstage pass to go along with that lovely prize package? Not to mention a raise... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
agree with above
The best Mod I know !! Thank you Marye !! Big cheers !! 5 star golden awards !!
The best of the best!
Smarter than the average bear, faster than the average terrapin. Thank you marye, you are very much appreciated. Keep up the grate work! peace,pk
One thing on which we all agree
on the extraodinary talents of Mary E. Thank you Mary! If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
kind words and comments
you all deserve an award for your kind thoughts, words and comments...thanx to everyone who posted about my problems........i love you all
I agree with Johnman
In all seriousness, you guys are a fine bunch. We've had some, uh, interesting times around here lately, and it's all turned out pretty positive and non-toxic, and let's just say it's not necessarily that way everywhere. We've also had new people landing here from all over lately, and I can't think of a more hospitable place for them to find themselves in. So while you're passing out those awards, don't forget the ones to you!
Kudos to MarkintheDark, vineyard tender extrodinare!
You are doing a GRATE job of putting energy into keeping the vines on track AND in tracking down the vines that have gotten off track! Your efforts are recognized and much appreciated. Kudos to you! The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
I second that!
Excellent work markinthedark for leading the vines intothelight.We should nominate him for the golden watercan award, I believe you Oroboros, as Honerary King of the Court of Higher Nonsense are intitled to parlay this award unto him!
You are so anointed into the order of the Golden Watercan. Let all within the Vineyard hail his works, and trumpet his acclaim. The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
Here ye, Here ye. Let the
Here ye, Here ye. Let the celebration begin!! Light all the lanterns in the town square, fill your mugs with ale, and let the music begin!Congratulations sir Markinthedark!! ;))
(sound of bent, broken trumpet held together with duct tape and bandaids)
you deserve a Homemade COOKIE for that!!
1 volumous YEAH
2 slighltly muttered YEah 3 im' headed for the ale cask could ya water up that old and in the way vine please, good sir markinthedark
Here's an idea...
This Christmas, lets put mistletoe in our back pockets,So all the people who hate us can KISS our ASS! Ha! I was sent this this morning from a deadhead friend!!! HeeHee made me laugh!!
Thats Just Exactly
Thats Just Exactly Perfect....and totally hilarious!!
i don' wan' nobody's mouf on my butt, man...............ya dunno WHERE somebody like that's been, man
Hey now, somebody shoulda told me about the mad props
Never visited this forum, thought I'd check it out and darned if I'm not getting kodus all over the place. Thanks fellow tribespeople! That Golden Can coming via UPS or regular mail? (the observant will have noticed that the vines I monitored all happened to be vines that hadn't gotten to me - just a coincidence, I swear! - Do need to get started on some of the ones past me, don't think they've noticed there may be an issue with the Field Trip) I've gotten more enjoyment out of this site than about any other place I've visited on the net - and I've spent way too much time on the 'net over the last fifteen years or so. Good peeps abound (some too nice to be humans, you know who you are). Hope to have a beer and cookies with johnman someday, toss a pot with PK, float in the breeze with LTApilot, visit the Euroheads (especially the ex-pats in France) and have marye give me the historical tour of the Bay Area, etc etc etc; now, if I can just win that dang lottery! Thanks again MarkintheDark PS Almost forgot: The address for Tommo I put on the O&ITW vine was incomplete, and I expect the vine to be returned. Just found out it hadn't been delivered to Tommo when I checked the forum yesterday, and identified the problem. Wanted to give it a few days more to see if it comes back, but since I've been "gently prodded" I think I'll go ahead and dupe it up again. I need to go post this in the forum too, so ta for now! (ale, that sounds pretty good...) ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
the actual award is a visit from the flyin' monkeys....so hide yer beer as they are notorious beer thieves, and have been known to steal west coast beer and bring it to new jersey for the lucky ducks. they are classified as aviary rodentian primates and are wicked fast, the rotten little winged bastiches.
Hmm, usually by the time I see flyin' monkeys...
...I've drunk all the beer. Tough luck for the monkeys! ********************************************* I have a sigfile! --> www.kindveggieburritos.com *********************************************
Antivirus 360 malware
I enjoyed my Saturday evening isolating and removing a pop-up mechanism called av360. Somehow I got suckered into punching the "okay" button, as it advertised itself suddenly as a virus awareness function, and it was off to the races with non-stop warnings, automatic reboots and pc weirdness. I finally located a free malware software called Malawarebytes that found the pest and removed it successfully!! I celebrated the return of a normally-functioning laptop with a cold Mendocino Imperial IPA!! Bracing for a Sunday arctic blast later this afternoon.....
Pesky malware problems?
I heartily recommend Spybot for dealing with such things in the Windoze world. I also heartily recommend Linux for avoiding the Windoze world, and most of its attendant problems. Glad you got your problem solved, Ted. Remember, you can always burn some more shows to keep warm! Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
Hey, grate idea!
yo Mr Pid; I do have a few shows: whatcha need? I can spin some off while I'm watching the Chiefs & waiting for my lower abdominals to heal up. Thanks for the Spybot reference. I had tried SpyHunter and Spyware Doctor, but neither would kill the av360.
for the offer, Ted. Think I'm good for now, though. Maybe you could throw a bone to some of the younguns showing up round here of late, should they muster up the audacity to ask. Best of luck to your Chiefs, even though it probably won't thrill my parents who live in San Diego... Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
Two Thumbs Waaaaay Up
for the Wenonah Italian Market!!!!!! Just returned from an thoroughly scrumptious dinner there featuring an excellent salad with high quality greens (at room temperature, not refrigerated - right on!) and decent tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette, followed up by an absolutely delicious veal saltimboca! And I finally got to meet Ken. Thank you 2G's, and Steve. And this award is entirely serious! Can't recommend them highly enough! Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
Wanna give Gigi the award for coolest shoes ever!********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens