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Great to hear the future of SIGfourm as it always has been has been secured, but at the same time looking forward to you being around for a long, long time still Para! Much respect and gratitude goes out to lbj and LDD too!
"I've got a life to live, people to love, and a God to serve!" - sigmonkey
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein
"A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition" ― Rudyard Kipling
This is tremendous insight.
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Thanks for keeping us informed. I started with another firearms related forum in 1999. I became the moderator of a sub-forum within the larger entity. It was bought out, just as para described, by one of those media entities trolling the web looking to make a dime (and sell advertising). The whole nature of the forum changed and I left, several years ago now. There’s no doubt that most members recognize the value of what we have here. Never forget.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
- Robert Frost
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Hate to think the time will come but it is inevitable.
Thanks for what you guys do, and for making plans to keep it going even when we are all gone.
First In Last Out
I have this technique I use to ward off nostalgia that I call My Own Personal Time Machine. It works like this: Project yourself into the future. That is to say, imagine yourself years from now, looking back on yourself at this present moment. In this way, one can be present in the past, by imagining now as being the past. It's kind of an odd idea, but it works to help me appreciate today as I might appreciate it when I look back at today, years from now.
Today, I heard the name 'Art Buchwald' mentioned on TV- Antiques Roadshow, I think. I said "Art Buchwald? That's a name I haven't heard in many years." He was a political satirist, and if you've never read his work, you are missing out, because he was funny as all get-out. I punched his name into a search engine, came across a site with some of his quotes and I'll be damned if he didn't have the very same idea about dealing with nostalgia as I. Now, this concept of MOPTM is something I've held for years and I came up with it on my own, but Buchwld matches my concept almost exactly.
That's so cool. To be clear, this is not something I heard Buchwald say and then adopted it as my own. This is parallel development of a concept.
The problem, though, is that if you think you've run out of road, your time machine ceases to function, because in order to think of the present as the past, you have to be confident that you'll be here in the future. Take a few ticks to wrap your mind around that.
Well, the docs and nurses have repaired my time machine and here I stumble onto this quote today. It's nothing spooky; it's merely coincidence, but it makes me smile.
"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." - Albert Einstein
For what it's worth, and all that.
I would have thought the Picasso drawing would be worth more.
But yeah, Art Buchwald. He was actually funny, unlike Herblock.
“We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did.”--Thomas Sowell
Oh, you saw that? Yeah, I think that was the segment where the appraiser mentioned Buchwald.
"Similarly, the Romans enslaved the British for 400 years. So, are we due reparations from the Italians?" - John Cleese
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Best Wishes for a Healthy Future.
When you get right down to it, Donald Trump is Ronald Reagan without a filter." - NK402
I don’t post often but do keep a browser window to the forum open constantly and enjoy the escape and camaraderie SIGforum offers multiple times a day. Based on how I’ve seen you run the forum over the years I know you didn’t post this update to receive praise from the members but thank you (and LBJ, LDD) anyway. It’s very clear that you genuinely care about the quality of the forum and have invested many, many hours in its stewardship.
Para, lbj and crew. Thank you very much for being a truly great place. A calm port in a storm.
I don't have the words, to express how much this place "feels like home ".
The people of this forum are helpful and knowledgeable about just about everything. I learn new stuff all of the time.
Thank you all for the hard work, SIGforum has been a bright spot in some troubled times for me.
Thank you, Para. This is my home. No place I'd rather be.
Dei. Familia. Patria. Victoria.
Don't back up, don't back down.
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Thank you for ensuring the future of the forum.
As someone else said so well, this is a place to come for advice on just about anything, share your deepest fears and problems, and not be met with heckling or trolling by some little freak with a hard on for causing trouble.
It is a unique place, and I do value it, come for advice, occasionally comment, but mostly read and learn.
"Trust, but verify."
Wow, I got kind of busy at work and missed this whole thing. I've always appreciated how you've wholeheartedly defended this place from all the troublemakers.
I am not sure that I've had many conversations with LDD over the nearly 20 years I've been here but I know that I can trust parabellum's choice. parabellum, I hope you're well.
Thank you Para, LBJ and LDD. Enjoy the forum and appreciate the way its moderated. Hope each of you enjoy many more good years on this earth.
Eric aka Hangtime
I could not said it as well!!!
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Thank you Para for letting everyone know about future of Sigforum.
Mike, I hope to spend many, many years chatting with you on this forum.
Thank you for planning ahead to give us our little piece of sanity on the internet after you are gone.
The “lol” thread
Thanks for thinking it though and getting it organized Para.
|Something wild |
Long a Buchwald fan, thank you! That made me smile. ...morituri te salutamus...
"And gentlemen in England now abed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day"
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