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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:22 PM

DUers from the past.

Who remembers matcom, retro lounge, nothingshocksmeanymore?

Who else do you miss from the old DU days?

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Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 OP
Skittles Jun 2019 #1
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #3
blm Jun 2019 #7
underpants Jun 2019 #60
applegrove Jun 2019 #2
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #4
applegrove Jun 2019 #8
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #9
applegrove Jun 2019 #11
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #19
applegrove Jun 2019 #20
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #21
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #28
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #30
applegrove Jun 2019 #33
nolabear Jun 2019 #45
applegrove Jun 2019 #86
backtoblue Jun 2019 #134
True Dough Jun 2019 #5
tblue37 Jun 2019 #17
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #62
lastlib Jun 2019 #107
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #108
Nay Jun 2019 #89
Skittles Jun 2019 #91
blm Jun 2019 #6
Fla Dem Jun 2019 #47
blm Jun 2019 #50
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2019 #92
tblue37 Jun 2019 #10
Coventina Jun 2019 #12
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #14
hedda_foil Jun 2019 #13
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #16
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2019 #59
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #15
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #25
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #29
cwydro Jun 2019 #43
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #49
cwydro Jun 2019 #83
lunasun Jun 2019 #22
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #23
Mister Ed Jun 2019 #41
yardwork Jun 2019 #54
Stargleamer Jun 2019 #24
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #27
yardwork Jun 2019 #55
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #57
yardwork Jun 2019 #58
pintobean Jun 2019 #65
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #72
Cha Jun 2019 #84
LanternWaste Jun 2019 #135
pintobean Jun 2019 #136
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #74
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #88
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #93
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #94
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #96
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #98
Tipperary Jun 2019 #131
RandySF Jun 2019 #26
IcyPeas Jun 2019 #31
regnaD kciN Jun 2019 #32
Grasswire2 Jun 2019 #34
DinahMoeHum Jun 2019 #48
hay rick Jun 2019 #35
Mister Ed Jun 2019 #40
Grasswire2 Jun 2019 #75
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #36
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #53
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #37
hay rick Jun 2019 #38
karin_sj Jun 2019 #39
CottonBear Jun 2019 #42
yardwork Jun 2019 #56
CottonBear Jun 2019 #87
Glorfindel Jun 2019 #44
Hotler Jun 2019 #112
Aristus Jun 2019 #46
no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #51
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #99
DinahMoeHum Jun 2019 #52
femmocrat Jun 2019 #61
George II Jun 2019 #63
shenmue Jun 2019 #109
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 #64
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #73
jpak Jun 2019 #66
jpak Jun 2019 #67
yardwork Jun 2019 #70
Grasswire2 Jun 2019 #76
NoPasaran Jun 2019 #68
jpak Jun 2019 #69
NoPasaran Jun 2019 #71
Grasswire2 Jun 2019 #77
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #78
Grasswire2 Jun 2019 #80
Miles Archer Jun 2019 #79
calikid Jun 2019 #81
Hotler Jun 2019 #113
Cary Jun 2019 #82
peacebuzzard Jun 2019 #103
peacebuzzard Jun 2019 #104
yewberry Jun 2019 #85
Texasgal Jun 2019 #105
mcar Jun 2019 #90
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #100
Dem2theMax Jun 2019 #95
Beringia Jun 2019 #97
lordsummerisle Jun 2019 #101
Texasgal Jun 2019 #102
GP6971 Jun 2019 #106
denbot Jun 2019 #110
SkatmanRoth Jun 2019 #111
Hotler Jun 2019 #114
Mosby Jun 2019 #115
Shrek Jun 2019 #116
Mendocino Jun 2019 #117
Auggie Jun 2019 #118
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #123
Auggie Jun 2019 #124
Ptah Jun 2019 #119
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #121
Ptah Jun 2019 #130
Capn Sunshine Jun 2019 #120
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #122
rennaisance man Jun 2019 #125
Raster Jun 2019 #126
JohnnyLib2 Jun 2019 #127
SkatmanRoth Jun 2019 #128
JohnnyLib2 Jun 2019 #129
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #132
Brother Buzz Jun 2019 #133

Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:25 PM

1. kephra and oneighty

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:27 PM

3. I remember them.

Late Breaking News was basically all kephra. RIP to both.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:38 PM

7. 😢

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:39 AM

60. I marched in DC with kephra

Matcom Will Pitt and damn I cant remember his name - Malcom's buddy who used to hijack threads with him in the Lounge.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:25 PM

2. MFM.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:32 PM

4. MFM.

Sounds familiar. Was that their screen name?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:40 PM

8. Middle Finger Mom

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Response to applegrove (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:41 PM

9. Oh of course!

Yes, he was a giant here.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:43 PM

11. He. We had our own professional level comedian. He worked so hard

to post about 5 hillarious memes a day.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1018551379

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Response to applegrove (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:50 PM

19. He was very funny.

RIP MFM.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:53 PM

20. Yes. RIP. He didn't always feel appreciated. I'm creative and I can't come up

with any aha moments on demand. MFM was incredible to do 5 jokes. On his own. Day in day out.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:54 PM

21. That is incredible.

I‘m lucky if I can come up with one joke a month lol.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:15 AM

28. Did you change your account??

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:18 AM

30. I had an old screen name here

from 2002 to 2007 then I quit posting until 2015. I couldn’t remember my old name so I had to start over.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:34 AM

33. I was going to say. He died before your current incarnation.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 09:26 AM

45. I still miss him like crazy.

Remember the riot when he got himself TS’d? He was so funny, no one could believe they thought he’d insulted someone on purpose. He managed to irritate everyone sooner or later but he made the Lounge a better, crazier place. ❤️

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Response to nolabear (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:30 PM

86. Yes. His input set the mood for the DU. Mirth comes to mind. And he used

to gently tease me. Thanks to Kali for sharing him with us.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #45)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:44 PM

134. I remember making my 1,000th post announcement...

MFM responded something like, "Great. Now I have to talk to you..."

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:35 PM

5. Rug and Pinboy3niner

Didn't always see eye to eye with Rug but we could always joke around.

Pinboy had tremendous wit. Miss him dearly.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:47 PM

17. Oh, yes. I loved Pinboy's puns. Also, Andy, whose last name I've forgotten, but who

fought so hard for verifiable voting, before being felled by pancreatic cancer.

Stephenson! Andy's last name was Stephenson!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:59 AM

62. I loved Pinboy3niner!

He was so witty and charming. I also miss him very much!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #62)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 12:14 AM

107. Pinboy--the fastest pun in the West.....

,...north, east, an' south!

I don't take a back-seat to very many people in pun-ditry, but Pinboy was THE pun-king champion! I had a few raging pun-battles with him, but I always knew I was out-punned and out-classed! He was the genius that made the door-buzzard thread the funniest thing I ever read on the Internet!



RIP Pinboy3niner.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #107)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 12:24 AM

108. Absolutely!

He was the best!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 04:11 PM

89. I sorely miss Pinboy, too -- his contributions to the Christmas Door Buzzard thread are

legendary. Someone resurrects that thread every year during the holiday and we can all enjoy it all over again.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 04:48 PM

91. loved Pinboy

a pic of him in front of the Wall memorial pops up in my pictures slide

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:38 PM

6. ✔️

Too many to list

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Response to blm (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 09:52 AM

47. Actually, there is somewhat of a list. The "In Memoriam " page. Very bottom of every page.

It dates back to 2003. Of course it only lists those DU'ers who are report deceased to the administrators, so probably a lot missing. MiddleFingerMon is listed in 2014.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:18 AM

50. Yes, I know.

I was referring to the suggestion that we list all those old timers we miss.....and ..... some are not deceased.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:03 PM

92. The Memoriam pages stops at 2017.


I am so hoping that means we have not lost anymore members.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:42 PM

10. Kephra, nostamj. nt

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:44 PM

12. I miss matcom's ass sig line

I miss his & GOPisEvil's conversations.
They were both really funny, and funny together.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:46 PM

14. Yeah, the Lounge used to be crazy in those days!

I never really participated, I just lurked mostly.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:46 PM

13. The unforgettable and unforgotten Andy Stephenson aka godbushncheney!

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:47 PM

16. Yes.

He was wonderful. RIP.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:36 AM

59. + 1,000

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:46 PM

15. Tinfoilhat.

Shortly after election night in 2004, We all were upset and astounded that Kerry could have lost Florida. Impossible. Kerry was ahead in pre-election poll. Something is seriously fishy.

Tinfoilhat had downloaded all the Florida precinct data along with Gore numbers from 2000. She found a connection, an anomoly. Bush, in 2004, had mysteriously "won" by close to the exact #s/margins Gore achieved in 2000 like it was planned. IOW..it was rigged and they thought if they used Gore margins, it would not be questioned.

The last I heard of tinfoilhat was that night, shortly after election. She told us she was gonna stay up late and crunch more #s.

I never heard from.her again nor saw a post here again.







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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:49 PM

18. I think I vaguely recall that name.

I wonder what happened to her?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:10 AM

25. Who knows. But what are the odds that a person

who posted every hour, who was SO much a part of the effort here to make sense of it all, who was on the verge of discovering a questionable pattern in the Florida election results just happen to keel over that night?

I wrote often about it then, and then like once, maybe 4-5 years later. When I did, within, I swear 2 minutes, someone responded...dissing it all and saying that they saw tinfoilhat's post the next day after I thought she had disappeared. (False) How in the world would someone who knew all about it suddenly see my post and respond so quickly? And why so adamant about it???

One of the greatest fishy moments in my life!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:16 AM

29. How bizarre!

That sounds like some shady stuff was going on.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:41 AM

43. I met her for lunch when I lived in Key West.

Really nice lady.

That was years ago.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:12 AM

49. Are you serious???? What happened to her?? Do you know?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #49)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:48 PM

83. No idea. Can't remember the year.

Lots of hurricanes afterwards.

She lived in Key Largo I think. I wonder where she went.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:56 PM

22. That real polite dude I think the magistrate ?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:57 PM

23. Oh yeah,

he would always address everyone as “Sir” or “Ma’am”.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:03 AM

41. Yes, The Magistrate was my all-time favorites DU'er.

Had a formidably incisive wit.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:25 AM

54. I miss the Magistrate very much.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:58 PM

24. Seabeyond n/t

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Response to Stargleamer (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:11 AM

27. Loved her. Where is she??

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #27)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:26 AM

55. FFR, because she was alert stalked by certain posters.

I love DU but there are long-standing problems here with misogyny.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #55)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:33 AM

57. Wow. Funny how people who speak out with

conviction get stalked. #fishy

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #57)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:34 AM

58. Yeah.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #57)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:24 AM

65. I think it was more about the constant personal attacks

 

She was one of the first to go into time-out, and was there often.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #65)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:03 PM

72. I certainly liked it better when we had independent

Mods make decisions though.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #65)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:51 PM

84. No it wasn't.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #65)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:48 PM

135. I think it was more about people constantly pretending she personally attacked them.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #135)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 06:28 PM

136. Lol.

 

Yeah, that's what it was.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #55)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:22 PM

74. A lot of LGBT people

have also been harassed to the point that they left. Sad.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #55)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:50 PM

88. Are you sure?

Last edited Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:57 PM - Edit history (1)

She had some very bizarre threads especially over video games which she didn't know much about what she was railing against.

I never alerted on her I only alert on obvious RW talking points or racism including dog whistle kind of posts but I wasn't surprised she turned up FFR.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #88)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:47 PM

93. Never noticed other topics. This was a serious specific

window of time. Guess between election of 2004 and when the electors met. When we thought something would happen to swing to Kerry.

Kerry had been up in pre-election Florida polls and bush "won" -- want to say by 4%? Too much of swing since voters said they decided long before election. When someone named TIA was really involved. Who knows, maybe it was all BS. But she definitely was cranking #s out.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #88)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:49 PM

94. What's PPR?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #94)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:57 PM

96. I meant FFR

Flagged for review. I must have mistyped.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #96)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 08:34 PM

98. Lol. Googled PPR

Projection Pursuit Regression, a statistical learning method

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #94)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 09:34 AM

131. I thought PPR was Posting Privileges Revoked.

 

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:11 AM

26. Asahinakimiko

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:22 AM

31. Bertha Venation, Screamin' Lord Byron, Shakespeare

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:30 AM

32. F Gordon and JeffR...

...R.I.P. to the latter.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:52 AM

34. I miss our Hawaiian cohort. Gone a long time now. Opi.......

He always signed off with an island phrase something like "Come, we go hukilau"

And Octafish.

And I would miss Oeditpus Rex except that he is on FB under his real name.

99th Monkey is also on FB.

Lots of others are missing, too.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #34)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:03 AM

48. Opihimoimoi !!!

I believe he was a retired Honolulu firefighter captain.



Come, we eat loco moco and huli-huli chicken in his memory.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:55 AM

35. The guy who was owed beer and travel money...

Don't remember his handle.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 04:59 AM

40. "Random Thoughts", as I recall.

Really lived up to his name. I sure don't miss him, though. His incoherence tended to disrupt conversations, which, I suspect, was his real object.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:51 PM

75. YES YES YES "....and many experiences"

Beer and travel money and many experiences.

An original. So long, pal.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:10 AM

36. ProSense

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:24 AM

53. She was a jewel.

Always ready with links to back up whatever she was posting about.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:34 AM

37. Remember Matcom & NSMA

I remember like Manny who often said what many of the progressive left were thinking. Carolina Peridot, Forkboy, a lot of the sports forum. Cali, BMUS, Kama Aina, Goodwitch, & many others.

Miss Honey Church from the lounge who made it a very welcoming place in the early days.

Rabrrr also while I'm remembering names.

Octafish especially for the info he provided.

I almost forgot Raineyb

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:43 AM

38. woo me with science

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:12 AM

39. I remember many of these names

So sad to think that they are silent now. 😞

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:34 AM

42. RubyDuby in GA, BOSSHOG, burythehatchet, BigMcLargeHuge

BerthaVenation and so many others...

I used to meet up with Catwoman (she’s still here), burythehatchet, Ruby with her husband and their baby; and other awesome Georgia DUers back in 2006-2008.

Hey Y’all! Check in if you’re still out there!

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #42)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:29 AM

56. BigMcLargeHuge was an awesome Lounge host. Hilarious.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #56)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:39 PM

87. He was funny! He had one of the all time great DU names too!

Good times!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:56 AM

44. Rowdyboy and xchrom

and SO many others who have already been mentioned.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #44)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 10:07 AM

112. I miss xchrom, he was always fabulous.

and a hoot to chat with.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 09:33 AM

46. I'm still in touch with RetroLounge on Facebook.

I miss NewWaveChick1981, Haole Girl, Darth Velma, sffreeways, Jitterbug Perfume, kephra, neuvocat, geniph, slinkerwink, God_bush_n_cheney and many others.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:21 AM

51. Andy Stephenson.

He got me interested in black box voting machines.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=203x513573

And how he died, how they prevented financing his medical care, still breaks my heart.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:04 PM

99. His situation was devastating.

And the Freepers not letting him rest in peace...

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:21 AM

52. Remember ARwalden?

Oh My Gay Stars!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:39 AM

61. I remember most of them.

A lot of those DUers were prolific when I first joined, many moons ago.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:11 AM

63. Bravenak.

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Response to George II (Reply #63)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 02:24 AM

109. Yes, preach

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:19 AM

64. 1SBM.

I always learned something from 1strongblackman.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #64)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:19 PM

73. I wonder what happened to him?

He was wonderful.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:52 AM

66. Starpass

She made me howl!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:53 AM

67. newyawker99

n/t

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Response to jpak (Reply #67)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:00 PM

70. Always had a kind greeting for new DUers. She is greatly missed.

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Response to jpak (Reply #67)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:52 PM

76. I don't think we ever knew what happened to her, did we?

Just gone.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:59 AM

68. I would be remiss not to mention some DUers I knew in real life

VelmaD, GOPisEvil, Mermaid

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:59 AM

69. Robb

is a Dinggbat

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Response to jpak (Reply #69)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:01 PM

71. Robb was one of my favorite DUers

Wished I could have met him and had a beer or two

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:53 PM

77. Warpy -- what happened to her?

Disappeared, too.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #77)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:58 PM

78. She seemed to leave sometime in 2016.

I wonder if she’s one of several who migrated to JPR?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #78)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:12 PM

80. Not that I know of. nt

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:01 PM

79. I remember all of them.

I've posted this before, but for those who missed it, I used to be Amerigo Vespucci on DU.

I've been here since Aug 6, 2007.

Short version of the story: Hard drive crashed in 2013, wiped out everything, had no backups. Didn't remember the email account I used to sign up for DU so I wasn't in a position to ask the Admins to retrieve or reset my password. I loved that identity and racked up 30,855 posts...so you can add them to the count in my current profile, because he is ME.



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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:16 PM

81. Demeter n/t

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Response to calikid (Reply #81)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 10:09 AM

113. +1 we had some crazy times before the purge. nt.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:26 PM

82. SwampRat

Photoshop master extraordinaire.

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Response to Cary (Reply #82)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:55 PM

103. anyone know what happened to SwampRat?

I miss his posts and colorful art.

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #103)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:58 PM

104. Junkdrawer; LynnSin (cowbells)

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:03 PM

85. Billy, don't forget to buy bread!

Old days...
RandomKoolZip, Wannnajumpmyscooter, DS1, Dookus, dolo amber, nsma, mehr, Crewleader

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Response to yewberry (Reply #85)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:58 PM

105. Sniffa!

I almost forgot! That and Bicentennialbaby!

We exchanged books frequently!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 04:16 PM

90. Bravenak, 1 Strong Black Man

Seabeyond.

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Response to mcar (Reply #90)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:06 PM

100. I liked those posters.

They all put up with a lot of shit thrown their way if I’m remembering right.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 06:53 PM

95. Longhorn!

I miss her so much. I think of her often. We never met, but we would talk on the phone, and instant message, (this was a long time ago.) She would send me the most wonderful surprise gifts out of nowhere. I will cherish them forever.

She was such an incredibly kind and wonderful woman. She went way too soon.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:20 PM

97. Undergroundpanther


I was always fascinated he could share so much personal history, almost always gut wrenching. I see the last time they posted was on election night Nov 8, 2016.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=126928

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:18 PM

101. N2doc and JDPriestly

both I believe are over on Jackpine Radicals.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:45 PM

102. Miss Shellbeau and Missmaddie!

They made me crack up beyond belief!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:55 PM

106. Unhappycamper

Used to post a lot on department of defense issues.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 03:54 AM

110. ForrestGump

He was a hoot.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:28 AM

111. Anybody heard from taterguy?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 10:26 AM

114. Octafish.... nt

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 12:16 PM

115. I wonder what happened to MADem?

I always like her.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:42 PM

116. jiacinto

Poor guy endured a ton of hostility and kept coming back every day.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 01:01 PM

117. Walt Starr

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:48 PM

118. trumad

and a lot of other Sports forum regulars: JoeyB, Condem, ForkBoy ...

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Response to Auggie (Reply #118)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:12 AM

123. Forkboy is doing good

Communicated with him last year. He deleted his Facebook and doesn't talk politics over the internet. He still follows politics and is on the left side of things. This is also what he told me when I showed him the rebeldems forum he said he took one look and left.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #123)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:12 AM

124. Hah!

Thanks for the update.

Taking a break from "internet politics" is a good thing. Taking a break from politics overall is even better. Get a hobby. Get outside. Get stoned. Whatever.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:43 PM

119. progmom

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Response to Ptah (Reply #119)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:44 PM

121. She was cool.

I wonder what happened to her.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #121)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 12:07 AM

130. She still has a weekly music show.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:44 PM

120. BeHereNow

How I loved that woman. She was beautiful IRL. So smart. We met on occasion in real life; her husband is a noted Democratic Consultant that I worked with in the Obama Campaign.
She passed away from cancer in 2014.

NSMA is still around. But not on here. Like me.

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Response to Capn Sunshine (Reply #120)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:47 PM

122. Yes, I remember BeHereNow.

I recall your name also but haven’t seen your posts in a while!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 04:46 PM

125. I was on here

in early 2000's for several years. Hadn't logged on in a long time but still popped in to read news now and then. I tried to remember my login email but couldn't....had to make a new name with incorrect spelling, and create a new account. Lot's of people I remember do not seem to be here anymore. There used to be a page where you could see all of the users names and profiles. I don't seem to see it anymore. Did it go away?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 04:50 PM

126. Prosense, NewYawker99...

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:33 PM

127. Monkey Man


Dedicated to veteran' causes

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:34 PM

128. Where did Grovelbot go?

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:36 PM

129. Frenchy Cat--


Even though she scared me at times.

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #129)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 10:57 AM

132. On Twitter

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:30 PM

133. The Plaid Adder

I was always blown away by how tight, linear and succinct her writing was. Writing is her world, but boy howdy, she would have made one Hell of a trial lawyer.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/plaidder/

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