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Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 08:13 PM Oct 2023

Today is my 20th DU birthday.

20 years since I became a registered member.

I had actually been lurking since early March, but was too shy to post, so didn't bother to register until later.

It was the start of the Iraq war that brought me here.

Those were such horrible times, it was hard to imagine that things could be even worse in 20 years, but it seems like they are.

Thanks to everyone here for helping me to get through the insanity.

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Today is my 20th DU birthday. (Original Post) Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 OP
Congratulations Crunchy, so glad you are here but one question, Maru Kitteh Oct 2023 #1
Happy Anniversary, Crunchy! Greybnk48 Oct 2023 #6
Thanks. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #10
It's from a Monty Python sketch. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #9
That's completely awesome and so much better than my imagination Maru Kitteh Oct 2023 #14
Now I'm wondering what you were imagining. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #17
happy 20th du birthday! orleans Oct 2023 #53
Yeah, it is just a coincidence. I 1st heard the sketch on a record when I was a teenager. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #55
Cheers! pandr32 Oct 2023 #11
Time flies when you're having a good time! OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2023 #2
Happy Birthday! stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #3
Coqui frog metal song /// Castle's Egret stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #4
That little froggy is adorable. Thanks. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #12
They're in a war against coqui frogs ... and they're gaining ground stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #18
I'll always be rooting for the frogs. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #22
Singing Frogs Terrorizing Southern California stuck in the middle Oct 2023 #5
Poor little froggies! Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #15
Congrats! ProfessorGAC Oct 2023 #7
Thanks. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #16
I Feel Like That, Too! ProfessorGAC Oct 2023 #62
Congratulations LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #8
Thanks. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #19
Recommended! H2O Man Oct 2023 #13
Thank you. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #20
Congrats malaise Oct 2023 #21
An early very Happy 19th to you, dear friend! niyad Oct 2023 #25
Good for you! Happy birthday, Crunchy! ancianita Oct 2023 #23
Thanks. I certainly hope next year is better than this year. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #36
Happy 20th DUnniversary. This amazing group of people niyad Oct 2023 #24
I've got a month on you. lostnfound Oct 2023 #26
Yeah, lots of people thought I was a troll. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #38
Congratulations Emile Oct 2023 #27
💐 blm Oct 2023 #28
Happy 20th Crunchy. BootinUp Oct 2023 #29
Thanks. Yours is coming up very soon too, so happy 20th in advance, Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #65
Ty! BootinUp Oct 2023 #66
Congratulations! canetoad Oct 2023 #30
CAKE! usonian Oct 2023 #31
Mmmm, cake! Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #40
Congratulations! wysi Oct 2023 #32
Happy birthday in advance Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #41
Happy DU day! AKwannabe Oct 2023 #33
I've read your posts for the majority of those years. TheProle Oct 2023 #34
Happy DU Birthday! berniesandersmittens Oct 2023 #35
Congrats!! 2naSalit Oct 2023 #37
glad you have endured on DU Skittles Oct 2023 #39
Same to you. You're one of the 1st posters that I remember from the early days. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #42
WOO! Skittles Oct 2023 #43
CONGRATS!!! BumRushDaShow Oct 2023 #44
Thanks. I didn't even know about those threads. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #46
Congrats I can see why war brought Tree Lady Oct 2023 #45
Yeah, I seem to find war very distressing. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #47
Happy DU anniversary, Crunchy Hekate Oct 2023 #48
Thank you. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #50
Just want to thank everyone for the birthday greetings. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #49
Congratulations! Ocelot II Oct 2023 #51
Yes, I saw that on Earl G's thread that someone else linked to. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #57
Congrats to you too! BumRushDaShow Oct 2023 #61
Congratulations! Rhiannon12866 Oct 2023 #52
Happy belated birthday. Crunchy Frog Oct 2023 #58
Oh, yikes! Rhiannon12866 Oct 2023 #59
Happy Anniversary! Bluethroughu Oct 2023 #54
Congratulations!! 🎉 okaawhatever Oct 2023 #56
Congratulations LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #60
Happy 20!!! MuseRider Oct 2023 #63
Congratulations Emile Oct 2023 #64
Crunchy Frog ornotna Oct 2023 #67

Maru Kitteh

(28,354 posts)
1. Congratulations Crunchy, so glad you are here but one question,
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 08:15 PM
Oct 2023

I'm almost afraid to ask - where did you get your DU name from?


Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
10. Thanks.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 08:37 PM
Oct 2023

I'm not sure I'm that enthusiastic about being around for another 20 years, and worry about what the next 20 might bring, but we'll see.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
9. It's from a Monty Python sketch.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 08:34 PM
Oct 2023

It's a good fit for me because I love Monty Python, and I love frogs.

Here's the sketch.

?si=YehO3BA1Y2LCv98W

orleans

(34,147 posts)
53. happy 20th du birthday!
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:55 AM
Oct 2023

(mine will be 19 yrs next month)

you said the start of the iraq war brought you here
then i heard this...
in the python skit the line is: "the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

coincidence? i don't know

at any rate here's a few frogs celebrating with you (or at least they look like happy frogs to me)





Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
55. Yeah, it is just a coincidence. I 1st heard the sketch on a record when I was a teenager.
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 01:10 AM
Oct 2023

which was a loooong time before I found DU.

And yes, they've always looked like happy frogs to me too.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
16. Thanks.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 08:46 PM
Oct 2023

Of course I'll never be able to catch up with the people who were here from the beginning. I'll always feel like a relative latecomer compared to you.

ProfessorGAC

(65,702 posts)
62. I Feel Like That, Too!
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 06:53 AM
Oct 2023

I see folks here with a couple hundred thousand posts!
Makes me feel like a slacker.

ancianita

(36,275 posts)
23. Good for you! Happy birthday, Crunchy!
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:13 PM
Oct 2023

Glad you made it this long, and hope that we get to celebrate seeing some daylight next year!

niyad

(114,380 posts)
24. Happy 20th DUnniversary. This amazing group of people
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:13 PM
Oct 2023

has kept what little remains of my sanity this century, and I bless you all.

lostnfound

(16,214 posts)
26. I've got a month on you.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:17 PM
Oct 2023

20 years last month. It’s a great great place on the internet to still have, after all these years. I wasn’t sure that you weren’t a bit of a troll in those early days, if I recall correctly!!

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
38. Yeah, lots of people thought I was a troll.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 10:29 PM
Oct 2023

I don't know if just because I'm naturally sarcastic, or if I picked a bad time to register, just when the primary season was heating up and everyone thought supporters of other candidates were trolls.

Anyway, happy belated birthday to you too.

usonian

(10,139 posts)
31. CAKE!
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:37 PM
Oct 2023


I asked for blue and this is what the internet gave me.
What the heck, I hope your evening is so bright you'll have to wear sunglasses.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
40. Mmmm, cake!
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 10:38 PM
Oct 2023

As far as bright, I'll probably be needing sunglasses for my cellphone screen soon. Eyes are getting old.🕶

AKwannabe

(5,712 posts)
33. Happy DU day!
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:53 PM
Oct 2023

Been here six and a half and the time has flown! So glad Biden man’s the helm now. 2016 election brought me here but I too lurked.

TheProle

(2,233 posts)
34. I've read your posts for the majority of those years.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 09:57 PM
Oct 2023

Congrats on the milestone and thanks for your contributions.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
42. Same to you. You're one of the 1st posters that I remember from the early days.
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 10:46 PM
Oct 2023

Glad you're still hanging in there.

Tree Lady

(11,576 posts)
45. Congrats I can see why war brought
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:22 AM
Oct 2023

you here. My 20th is next May Michael Moore brought me had link on his site. We use to watch all his movies.

I can't believe Liz Cheney is blathering about us leaving Iraq.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
47. Yeah, I seem to find war very distressing.
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:34 AM
Oct 2023

I practically lost it over the Iraq war, and now I'm practically losing it over the war in Ukraine.

I was looking for a site with other people who felt the same way I did. It didn't seem like there were many anti-war spaces at that time. At least not that I knew about. Was really relieved to find DU.

Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
49. Just want to thank everyone for the birthday greetings.
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:41 AM
Oct 2023

I'm touched that so many have posted to my thread.

I appreciate all of you so much.

Here's to another 20 years of us keeping each other sane.

Ocelot II

(116,244 posts)
51. Congratulations!
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:49 AM
Oct 2023

And I found out today that it's mine, too! Member since: Sun Oct 26, 2003, 11:54 PM. What a long, strange trip it's been...

Rhiannon12866

(208,039 posts)
52. Congratulations!
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 12:55 AM
Oct 2023

And I had my 20th this year, too! Plus I sure agree with you, what would we have done without DU?!


Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)
58. Happy belated birthday.
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 01:37 AM
Oct 2023

We'll have to throw you a big shindig when you hit 200,000 posts, which should be coming up pretty soon!

Rhiannon12866

(208,039 posts)
59. Oh, yikes!
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 01:47 AM
Oct 2023

It's a little embarrassing since I'm not that chatty. But I was a DU.2 mod, a DU.3 host and I do volunteer for MIRT whenever I've been eligible (since 2013) and those posts do add up... That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

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