I've had a lot of fun here in F&R, and of all the threads I started, I think I got the greatest laughs out of "Funny Replies To Other Boards". Some of your replies had me in stitches!
I am also very grateful to those who participated in "Provide A Caption", with equal gratitude for those who provided illustration...Marinik was my primary supplier, but others were good sources. And of course, HIGH HONORABLE MENTION to Wax Frog and his artistic creations.
Like the other humorists on this forum, I had some flops, as did Mounds (Tim), and in lieu of that, I really don't think Tim EVER expected "Make An Unfounded Claim" to be so successful...as it still is. In the future, whenever you see an imitation of that thread, you'll know Tim's spirit of laughter has permeated the cyber ether. Congrats, Tim, and THANKS for a wonderful thread that let total strangers throw pies in the faces of anyone, while no one got hurt. It probably allowed many newcomers to feel at home.
In no particular order or status, I personally thank wolfgang, Midnight, Mounds, Wax frog, cacheborn, LostMyMap, sorter, BillyTheAdult and a few others (if you don't see your name here, check back later) for having a sharp wit and great sense of humor, sometimes so sharp I had to step away from the computer. It was difficult to get people to participate in humor where you had to think: my disappointment in F&R was seeing fairly pedestrian threads enjoy so much popularity. But not everybody HAS a sharp wit, and many (by their own admission) found "recreation" in posting pictures of scantily-dressed men and women. In ALL of these things, Wax Frog kept us all in check.
A special note to ZephyrusX, who didn't participate a lot, but her contributions were SO welcomed. Thanks, Sis.
Royster 'I-Love-You's to
Shasah Mynder LifeTimeLearner Marinik Andrew Gubb CuriouslyRandom SpaceCadetGlow Nimue Momo3bur seeds and some I'll think of later (and add) and certainly everyone on my "friends
I have no intention of writing or performing comedy as any kind of career: laughter is my own special brand of healing, and I give it freely. I am still intending to produce comedy videos in the spring, and they are slated to be titled "Livin' Large with Tom Sawyer". YouTube will never be the same.
My written work is in the public domain, free for all to enjoy and share.
Many have said their thank you's to Steve, and I have done so in many places (including the Men's Room wall at the Sands Hotel) but I want to take the time, here, to personally bow and express how much growing I did on these forums. While he has never commented on any of my posts, anywhere, I trust that on occassion I inspired him, or at least provided a much-needed laugh. Erin, too. If I gave you laughter, I've done my job.
The future is up to each of us individually. I hope you all Provide A Caption of joy for yourselves. royster
Paul McCartney - Smile Away - YouTube
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