Anniversary Thread

Posted by: Ken.C

Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:09 PM

By request of JP and Sean...

Here it is, the thread in which to post your x00 or x000 posts. Or even the x0000 posts.

Woo!

9000 posts!

Woo!

I'm gaining on you, Peter...
izzat good, Sean?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:15 PM

Does this mean we can't reply if it's not our anniversary too?

Oops, too late!

Congrats, respected elder!

(can't believe I just said that, and will deny it if it's ever brought up. Wait - board posts are permanent. D'oh!)

\:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:17 PM

Ken, congratulations on your repeated long-windedness!


Can you go through your previous 9000 posts and summarize them for the new guys?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:22 PM

*sigh*
There's a difference between cables, no there isn't, there's no difference between receivers, maybe there is, pacify pacify, unload on someone before I had coffee, apologize, pacify pacify, silly crap that's only funny to me (times 100), give vaguely useful advice, pontificate on something that I'm just making up, silly crap that's only funny to JP, Sean, and me, *post deleted*, posts about speaker cables that link to the same article times 100, single word posts.

Is that enough?
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:26 PM

You should have started with that one! \:\)
Happy Thousandary(the "d" is silent)!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:28 PM

Yeah, but I didn't think of it. You're right, it would have been better.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:33 PM

[radio announcer] The Sean and Ken show is brought to you by Axiom Audio, makers of high-end loudspeakers at back alley prices. Axiom Audio, for the finest sound anywhere. [/radio announcer]
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 03:36 PM

Ken, that was awesome! Keep up the good work.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/27/08 05:31 PM

The big question we're all wondering is where I will get to 10,000 before Ken does. I wouldn't put money on me, if you're thinking about it.
Posted by: Amie

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 08:45 AM

Hmmm. I've reinstigated Top Poster box while we find out who it will be!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 09:12 AM

No, no. Don't give me incentive. I'll have to lower my standards for humor and push out some bad puns, or something.
Posted by: Amie

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 09:38 AM

One more round of haikus?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 09:43 AM

a round of haikus
lets flow a torrent of posts
like a laxative
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:04 AM

 Originally Posted By: Amie
Hmmm. I've reinstigated Top Poster box while we find out who it will be!

Me! if I can get my SuperBot3000 program up and running ...

I figure I'll get it to start a "Time thread" where it posts every minute ("The time is now ____"). In a week I'll be a shareholder in the making!

JK!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:06 AM

The mental image
Your haiku puts in my head
Is discomforting
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:07 AM

My dear rainbow head!
Has it outlived its appeal?
That is the question.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:08 AM

As I sit waiting
for the obvious answer
I'll make a cascade
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:09 AM

Four in a row now
(not counting this one of course)
Psychedelic, eh?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:10 AM

Am I a post whore?
Or do I just love you guys
more than my day job?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 11:46 AM

You're a post whore it
must be said. Oh please get rid
of the rainbow head.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/28/08 03:49 PM

best haiku this year
Posted by: lucv13

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 03:30 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
By request of JP and Sean...

Here it is, the thread in which to post your x00 or x000 posts. Or even the x0000 posts.



And for my 10th post -- oops -- mmmm nothing for x0
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 08:23 AM

Congratulations anyways. At least it wasn't a haiku.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 08:27 AM

C'mon, Murph, you know you want to haiku with us.

All the cool kids are doing it ...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 08:41 AM

Screw the haiku. Why don't we adopt un-metered prose? Just write long sentences with as many words as you can possibly cram in and with as few punctuation marks as you can manage and then most people will be able to read it without feeling like you're talking down to them or trying to make them feel inferior to your unparalleled mastery of the English language that you worked so hard to gain when you were in college -- that is when you weren't busy getting drunk and trying to pick up anything with breasts that moved.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 09:30 AM

mmm, breasts that move ...
Posted by: SRoode

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 10:25 AM

I always wonder
where folks get so much free time
during the work day.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 10:26 AM

It comes from having
a desk job in IT when
the users are calm.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 10:31 AM

Procrastinating!
A wise man told me that it
Always pays off now.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 10:32 AM

 Originally Posted By: SRoode
I always wonder
where folks get so much free time
during the work day.

My patients agree.
If only they knew that I'm
In here goofing off.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 04:46 PM

The wastebasket full of kleenex begs to differ.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 05:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
The wastebasket full of kleenex begs to differ.


If you take the "f" out of the last line, you'd be pretty close.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 05:02 PM

eww.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 05:04 PM

Hey, you brought it up. *innocent look*

Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/29/08 06:17 PM

Yeah, I'm going with eww all around..
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 01:01 AM

This is my 9800th post. Somehow that seems so much closer to 10000 than nine thousand seven hundred something.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 01:17 AM

Hurry up so we can get the coronation underway.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 01:22 AM

I've been making a small effort.
Posted by: Amie

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 09:05 AM

I forget who does the actual crowning. Alan? Ian? Ian's mom?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 10:53 AM

I want to crown him!

Crown (transitive verb) blah blah blah, coronations, blah blah, oh yes, here we go, 6th definition: to hit on the head.

Peter's been needing a crowning for some time.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 10:54 AM

I think it's generally the Archbishop, so that's probably going to be Alan, no?
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 01:32 PM

I don't know... does he move diagonally?

Bren R.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 01:47 PM

I don't know the answer to that one, but if he moves horizontally, I don't think I want to hear the details.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 02:22 PM

Yes, and when there's somebody short standing in his way he gets really impatient.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/30/08 02:35 PM

He's really racist, though, always knocking over those of the opposite color.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/08 07:43 AM

Erezatz post #500. The real one happened 10 minutes ago while I was still waking up.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/08 07:46 AM

We should institute a small prize to encourage Peter and Ken towards 10,000.

I'm thinking a nice set of Monster cables.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/08 08:06 AM

I'm thinking something steampunk.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/08 11:19 AM

I'm cool with that. I like steampunk, unlike Mr. Grumpypants.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/02/08 12:58 AM

I suppose I can see the appeal of making something modern look parallel-universe-retro-tacky -- ok. I'm lying. I can't see the appeal. \:\(
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/02/08 01:47 AM

No Bioshock for you, Mr. Grumpypants!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/02/08 02:09 AM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I suppose I can see the appeal of making something modern look parallel-universe-retro-tacky --


That shortens to purty.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/03/08 04:06 PM

1500th post ...

I'd like to thank the Academy, my agent, my make-up artist, my fluffer, and my mentor, Mr. Tom Cruise.

Thank you!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/03/08 04:23 PM

Here comes Ken with 9100...
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/03/08 04:28 PM

I think Ken is savoring the moment. . .either that or he's asleep.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/17/08 01:19 PM

Peter, you could always post your 10,000th in here, you know.

Your buddy Ken set it up real nice for ya.

Sean and I had to twist his arm - it was fun, eh, Sean?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/17/08 01:21 PM

My elbow hurts.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/17/08 01:31 PM

Hey, I'm a doctor and I said you feel fine, dammit!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/17/08 01:32 PM

Well, my wife did a google search and some intense research, and she says I don't feel fine! Doctors aren't always right! So there. :-P
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/17/08 01:53 PM

Are you trusting those 12 year olds from Kansas? They always have the best web sites.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/19/08 10:49 PM

Aww, missed my free 9200 post. Oh well, guess I'll follow Peter's example and take it at 9203.

I love you guys! *sniff*
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/19/08 11:07 PM

Seriously, here's hoping that Axiom's generosity continues at some level for each shareholder-in-the-making. Ken, you would be a worthy recipient.

Now where's that postBot program ...
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/19/08 11:21 PM

 Originally Posted By: Amie
Hmmm. I've reinstigated Top Poster box while we find out who it will be!

You mean Peter's post count went back to zero?
Hey, now Ken has a chance at cracking the 10k solo.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/30/08 12:40 PM

9300! Free post, free post!

Move along, nothing to read here...
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/30/08 01:09 PM

wow, 100 posts in 11 days? not bad!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/04/08 06:19 PM

Yay, post 2000.

I see that it took me 2.33 years to get 1500 posts, but only 2 months (and a day) to add another 500.

Hmm, now why is my desk covered with work?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/04/08 06:23 PM

Yay.

Now you just have to catch and subdue Sean.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/04/08 07:00 PM

Never!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/04/08 07:10 PM

Like I said, subdue.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/04/08 10:56 PM

Why? He's not the one who owes me $6!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/29/08 01:04 PM

*bump*

So, I see that Ken is within 20 posts of 10,000!

Are the Axiom elves polishing off a surprise, hmm?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/29/08 01:05 PM

Man, I couldn't find this thread when I hit 9900. Couldn't remember what it was called.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/29/08 01:10 PM

That's it, you're uninvited to the Scrabble party.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/30/08 11:06 AM

And now, introducing Ken Carlile's 10000th post....
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/30/08 11:13 AM

This is like seeing the odometer rolling over in a car!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 09/30/08 11:18 AM

He's sure taking his sweet time. I thought I would be able to drop in and he would have already posted.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 11/04/08 05:52 PM

I have been sitting here ALL DAY waiting for Charles' #3,000.

Tick freaking tock, buddy.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 11/04/08 11:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I have been sitting here ALL DAY waiting for Charles' #3,000.

Tick freaking tock, buddy.


Oops. I wasn't even paying close attention to how close I was.

For some reason, hitting 3000 makes me think my time is almost up.


Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 11/04/08 11:37 PM

You're on the downside of your career now. Better get used to DHing. . .
Posted by: SRoode

Re: Anniversary Thread - 11/04/08 11:37 PM

Yep... It probably is...

JK! Congrats!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 11/05/08 01:08 AM

Hey, congrats from me, too!

Thanks for giving me another easy reason to post and pad my count, that is...

;\)
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/07/08 02:32 PM

Finally reached 4000, 1000 more I can cut back and concentrate on other important matters........
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/07/08 02:34 PM

 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Finally reached 4000, 1000 more I can cut back and concentrate on other important matters........

... such as how to reach 10000 faster?
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/07/09 05:52 AM

Finally, hit 1,000.

At my current rate it will be halfway through 2015 before I'm back in this thread again.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/07/09 05:58 AM

You could come back for 1010. \:\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/07/09 08:32 AM

LOL!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/07/09 03:28 PM

Whee, 2500 posts - I'm 1/4 way to some cool swag!

What'll they be giving out in 2015, I wonder?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/07/09 05:13 PM

A pen with the word "Axion" on it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:28 AM

Of course, then you need another pen to fix that to read "Axiom."
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:34 AM

Exactly.

One of my clients a few years ago gave me a pen. Not because they particularly liked me, or because they wanted to promote themselves, or because I did a good job (which I did), but because the pen had a typo and they were trying to get rid of them.

Can't say I miss that client.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:41 AM

Was it at least otherwise a quality writing instrument?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:42 AM

The pen said, "Ken is the beast!"
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:42 AM

Strangely, that's all it wrote, too!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/09 12:44 AM

Actually, yes, it is a decent pen.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/24/09 11:41 AM

Just a friendly bump as I wait breathlessly for Jakewash's #5000.


Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/09 12:30 PM

I would just like to thank the Acadamy and all my fans for this award and I would also like to say that I am giving up posting to concentrate on my Rock Band, Axiom ;\) . You may see me from time to time on talk shows acting very strange, well stranger than usual, but have no fear I will always be an Axiomite! \:\)

Thank you all!!!!






























5000 posts, whew, I wonder if I had not strayed away from the forum how many I would have by now. I think I would be right up there with Ken and Peter, I must find some more balance in my life, more time listening to my system and others as time permits and alot more time with my family, so back to my other life I go, for any one reading this feel free to PM me if I can ever be of service.

Now the deed is done back to your regularly scheduled programming..............
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/09 12:33 PM

I can't wait to pass your post count.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/09 02:09 PM

Hey, congrats! But you don't have to leave.... \:\(
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/09 02:15 PM

I think he was Joaquining. He'll be back, like a Phoenix from the mass of hair.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 12:17 AM

*bump*

pmbuko is sitting on an even 12,000. Happy Anniversary!

sirquack is approaching shareholder status at 9993.

CV just passed the 5000 mark and within the week should pass spiffnme and wid to become 7th in total post count.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 12:26 AM

And it should be noted that our very own JP is approaching 3000!


Which is a lot of jokes when you think about it. . . .
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 12:27 AM

And dittohead comments.

I agree!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 12:32 AM

Ditto.




Wow, those are easy ways to get more posts!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 02:32 AM

For a second I thought "Anniversary Thread" meant David had already been married for a year. I wondered where I stepped in a big pile of time warp.

By the way, I still maintain that MY posts are the most useless.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 05:02 AM

And soon CV will over take me as my daily schedule has changed and I have much less time for the forum, pretty much stuck posting a few things when I get home from work at 3AM now.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 07:25 AM

Go Charles Go.
Let's go to 20,000 before anyone else!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/01/09 09:04 AM

12,001? Woot!

I think someone's spinning my wheels when I'm not online. This postometer can't be right.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/15/10 04:55 PM

Well, I don't think CV had a celebration for #6,500 today, but I wanted to take a moment upon my #4,600.

I appreciate the guidance and collegiality you all provide here so much. I am very happy to be part of this internet community.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/15/10 05:19 PM

Happy 4,600th anniversary Tom!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/15/10 10:21 PM

 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I am very happy to be part of this internet community.


I'm with you on that. This is by far the best online group I've ever been a part of. Congratulations on your post cost. I know you've made a lot more posts that matter than I have.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/16/10 12:36 AM

(group hug)
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/16/10 01:01 AM

Ah hate you guys.

</cartman>
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/16/10 07:45 AM

Rehspect Ken's Authuritee....
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/16/10 10:39 AM

OMG!! THEY KILLED KENNY's AUTHURITEE!!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 01:41 PM

(Re-rail)

It's not so much an anniversary post, like the big 10,000, but it is noteworthy that Ken and Peter are tied at the moment. Each is the top poster with 13,403 posts.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 01:48 PM

What is Vegas saying?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 02:15 PM

Vegas says, "Who?"
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 02:27 PM

Vegas says "We can't believe neither one of those yobbos has posted anything in the last 45 minutes!"
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 03:09 PM

I think they should both just stop posting altogether and remain tied forever.

Of course, I thought Barry Bonds should have retired after hitting #755, too.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 03:13 PM

Damn. And I was going to coordinate with Ken on this with a couple animated Gifs. In my post, there was going to be a hand passing a torch downward. And in his, right below mine, would be a hand receiving the torch.

So much for style. \:\(
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 03:43 PM

Nice idea.

I've been watching the post count for the last few months. I remember him being 500 behind you, then 400, creeping up steadily, 300, 200 ... the last 100 seem to have gone faster. I thought about keeping track and graphing it. Then I realized that'd be insane, and I'd have to medic8 myself.

Even more than I already do, I mean. ;\)
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/03/10 10:59 PM

Well, Peter, if you want to do it, I haven't passed you yet. Still have about 20 threads to go through tonight, though. ;\)
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:17 AM

It's not a "number of posts" anniversary, but I noticed it was Ken's 7th annual anniversary today (err...yesterday)!
Posted by: Argon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 07:25 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Well, Peter, if you want to do it, I haven't passed you yet. Still have about 20 threads to go through tonight, though. ;\)


Still Neck & Neck at 13,407.....
Is this gonna be like one of those tear jerkers where you both help each other over the finish line?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 01:49 PM

Ken's totally blowing it!

He got this close to taking the lead, and he choked!

Peter is up by ten again.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:02 PM

Maybe Ken backed off because the winner has to provide a urine sample. Not implying anything, just saying.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:12 PM

I'm just toying with him. Cat with its prey, ya know?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:15 PM

You callin' Peter a RAT now ?!!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:16 PM


Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/04/10 04:23 PM

Thhhsspppt! needs more salt and pepper.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/10/10 09:32 AM

Hey, as far as round numbers go, I see where we have 7999 members on the boards. Maybe the next n00b will introduce himself/herself - aw, who am I kidding - and we can give Mr. 8000 a warm Axiom welcome.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/10/10 07:08 PM

Well, here's the post that passes Peter (for the first time). I imagine we'll be trading back and forth a bit...

Honestly, now that I'm up against it, I'm not so sure I want to be the top poster... we seem to be targets for ire recently (why yes, I am a shill for Axiom, thankyaverramuch), but hey, there we are.

Like at every milestone, I have to thank you all for making these forums such a fun, welcoming, and friendly place to hang out online. I wouldn't have posted so much if I didn't like you guys so much!

Naturally, I also have to thank Axiom for providing a forum (for lack of a better term) for all this fun and friendship. If it wasn't for Ian, Alan, Amie, Peter, JC, Brent, Noreen, et al., none of us would be here, and few of us would know each other, much less have the friendships that we have developed. What an amazing company!

Of course, by posting this now, Peter will be swooping in to top my post count and throw me back down to number 2. T minus 10... ;\)

The evidence:

Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/10/10 09:13 PM

Well said, Grover! ;\)
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/10/10 10:03 PM

We gots 8000 members now!!!
Posted by: grunt

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 01:54 AM

 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Well, here's the post that passes Peter (for the first time). I imagine we'll be trading back and forth a bit...

Honestly, now that I'm up against it, I'm not so sure I want to be the top poster... we seem to be targets for ire recently (why yes, I am a shill for Axiom, thankyaverramuch), but hey, there we are.

Like at every milestone, I have to thank you all for making these forums such a fun, welcoming, and friendly place to hang out online. I wouldn't have posted so much if I didn't like you guys so much!

Naturally, I also have to thank Axiom for providing a forum (for lack of a better term) for all this fun and friendship. If it wasn't for Ian, Alan, Amie, Peter, JC, Brent, Noreen, et al., none of us would be here, and few of us would know each other, much less have the friendships that we have developed. What an amazing company!

Of course, by posting this now, Peter will be swooping in to top my post count and throw me back down to number 2. T minus 10... ;\)

The evidence:



NO, I AM SPARTICUS!


Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 02:36 AM

Whew, at least I'm still at the bottom of the top.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 09:40 AM

CV, your name is mud.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 09:49 AM

That's better than "Phineas T. Peckerwood the 2nd".
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 10:08 AM

Boy Howdy!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 10:15 AM

That's Bwaahh!!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 11:00 AM

If a few of us volunteered to stay over @ Randy's house for a couple of days, how many hours do you think it'd take for us to amass 2200 posts in his name?

A three-way heat would be way more fun; sort of like an Arizona gubernataorial election---or a second visit from Ross Perot.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 11:16 AM

 Originally Posted By: BobKay
If a few of us volunteered to stay over @ Randy's house for a couple of days, how many hours do you think it'd take for us to amass 2200 posts in his name? till it turned into a "Ghost and Mr. Chicken" scenario and we all ended possessed?

Posted by: BobKay

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 11:19 AM

Really, I sort of figured that's how it would actually begin
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 11:21 AM

And thanks for sticking Don Knotts in my head for the rest of the day
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 11:26 AM

You might me able to get most of him in there, but I think the forehead would be left sticking out. It's *huge*.


Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 12:30 PM

Well, so much for that!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/11/10 12:56 PM

I know the feeling, I was once ahead of Charles. He is steadily getting farther away from my post counts and is creeping up on JohnK's post count.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/12/10 01:10 PM

Must help JohnK retain his lead!

Hey John, this digital receiver here sounds way better that that one over there.....

;\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/12/10 02:09 PM

No, let the gas bag overtake him!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/12/10 02:10 PM

Charles, you forgot to log in as BBIGWYRES to post that.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 01:22 PM

Well, this is my 5,000th post in just shy of 7 years.

There are many others with a higher number of posts, and still others with more meaningful posts. I am - regrettably - not as funny or knowledgeable as most of you.

I did want to take this opportunity to again say Thank You to the many fine individuals who I have met - both personally and virtually - through this forum. Of course, I am especially grateful to Axiom for enabling such free and occasionally substantive discussion. I am happy at this online home. You have all taught me so much, not only about music, technology and other facts, but also about the tremendous joy of making new friends.

So, thanks for showing up here and sharing yourselves. Your kindness and generosity meaningfully adds to my great good fortune in having a fundamentally happy and satisfying life.

Cheers, my friends!
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 01:26 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Congratulations, Mr. Tom! \:\)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 01:45 PM

I nominate Tom for official Axiom Toastmaster.

As usual, you said it perfectly.

Don't be too modest, though. Your posts are quite worthy.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 01:52 PM

Congrats, Tom! Please keep posting!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 02:07 PM

Congratulations on the milestone, Tom! I sincerely hope you stick around for another 5,000.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 02:22 PM

Congrats! Would you like to be General Toastmaster, or The Toastmaster General?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 03:39 PM

Congratulations Tom! we also enjoy sharing your friendship and company here.

Errr....don't ask me to share any of this apple pie with you though....CHOMP!!...CHEW!!....CHOMPFF!!..... ;\)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/13/10 03:53 PM

Tom:
I will have a beer in your honor tonight.



Actually, since you're so honorable, I'll have two.
Posted by: Argon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 05/14/10 07:55 AM

 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I nominate Tom for official Axiom Toastmaster.

As usual, you said it perfectly.

Don't be too modest, though. Your posts are quite worthy.


And......you have a cool avatar. :: Tips his glass ::
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/15/10 10:26 AM

Just missed the 3000 post "anniversary"... Well... it's a 3001 "anniversary" then!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/15/10 04:31 PM

Dang, another guy who's gonna pass me soon. Don't you have some books to be writin'?

I mean, congratulations!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 03:15 AM

I just noted that Ken is sitting at an even 14,000 posts. How's the weather up there?
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 03:36 AM

Yeah, that's crazy. I'm never going to catch up.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 03:49 AM

Hey, you're just a few short of 8000. And I see you're number four on the list now.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 04:09 AM

I'm still number one as far as being useless!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 07:21 AM

Ummmm. Haven't you been reading any of mine?
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
I'm still number one as far as being useless!

Pfff. Braggart! wink
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 11:04 AM

Yeah, I noticed that too, awhile after I posted. Well, now I've gone and ruined it.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 12:27 PM

Ken's #1 as far as ruining things!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Ummmm. Haven't you been reading any of mine?


You lift our spirits.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: CV
You lift our spirits.

I think Mark is more of a beer guy.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 12:33 PM

I dunno, it would take more than beer to wear an Ultraman outfit.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/06/10 12:39 PM

His first choice was the "Gazoo" outfit, but it wouldn't fit.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/07/10 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: CV
Ken's #1 as far as ruining things!


Well, I confirmed with Amy L. yesterday, so I'm willing to bet I can give him a run for that title. grin

Seriously, looking forward to meeting those with whom I've been time-frittering.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 01:49 PM

Here's post #4000. It has about as much quality as all my other posts.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 01:50 PM

Hey hey, and JohnK's got 8000 right now. At this very moment.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 01:53 PM

Oh, yeah, just noticed JohnK is sitting at a round 8000.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 01:58 PM

Mark has been sitting at a square 12 ft for years.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Here's post #4000. It has about as much quality as all my other posts.


It may be toilet paper, but at least it's quilted!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 08/18/10 02:13 PM

Hey, that's THIRTEEN feet SQUARE.....! smile

JP, Congrats. At the rate you've been posting of late, you should hit 4100 by, say, Spring. grin

(He says because he misses the wit)
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 02:51 PM

I just kind of noticed I was approaching 5,400. BFD, you may rightly say.

I always appreciated taking a moment to reflect when faced with those nice, round numbers. When I was but a lad, I collected baseball cards (in the good, old days, when you actually had to buy pink, gum-flavored cardboard to get the cards). Topps - who was at that time the only manufacturer - reserved numbers on the 100 (or on the 50) for star players. In a seemingly random assignment of ~700 cards representing each player in both leagues, Card number 1 was inevitably someone special, as were cards 100, 200, etc.

Now, I'm not going to be able to say anything "special" for post #5,400, but I do enjoy recycling threads. And Peter completely whiffed on his #14,000, so I had to pick him up.

I have reflected almost daily since the Axiom 30th Anniversary on how much I continue to value interactions here. That event helped me to "hear" posts in the voices of their authors, which has amused me no end. I treasure the experiences of that gathering.

Some of you have already heard this story, but I hope you will indulge me a Ray/Jack moment. When my Dad was sick before he passed away about five years ago, I was spread really thin to the point where I literally could not plan more than a day or so in advance. During that time, a personal philosophy crystallized for me - Show Up, Do Your Best and Be Nice. Some days, accomplishing even that was (and remains) challenging, but it was really all I could do. I am constantly surprised by the inability of the general population (and my offspring) to accomplish those tenets.

However, the good people of this forum seem to embrace those principles so consistently that I am unable to pull myself away from you.

Just keep being awesome, everybody.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 02:54 PM

I will.

Can't speak for the others.


Nice post, Tom. We like you, too.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 04:11 PM

Is it raining in here?

Tom, that was beautiful.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Is it raining in here?

No. Ultraman set the sprinkler system off with his Ray Weapon.

Uhh....not to be confused with the weapon Ray used in the anechoic chambre, for the record. laugh

Nice writeup, Tom.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 04:56 PM

Nice Tom! I've always enjoyed reading all of your ever so eloquently versed postings. Sorry to hear about your dad, I did not know that.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 04:58 PM

~~ UltraMan's Jack: It Forgets, Bitches! ~~
Posted by: RickF

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 05:01 PM

Well ... *most* of them were eloquent.

laugh laugh
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 05:21 PM

Very nice Tom.

Sounds to me like you are saying you hear voices in your head? wink
Posted by: a401classic

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/06/10 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I will.

Can't speak for the others.


Nice post, Tom. We like you, too.


+1
Posted by: grunt

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 12:32 AM

Hear, hear! Tom
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 01:18 AM

That was nice, Tom! You made me teary-eyed here! I also reflect upon the anniversary celebration, and I couldn't agree with you more.
Posted by: davidsch

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 01:40 PM

Well said, Tom. If I am ever in Washington, I will buy you a beer.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 01:56 PM

And if I am ever in Houston, I shall buy you one!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:16 PM

Dang. I can't wait that long. I think I'll buy myself one.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:16 PM

Very nice, Tom. You're a good soul, buddy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:17 PM

Even if you ARE a freakin' walkie.
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
a round of haikus
lets flow a torrent of posts
like a laxative

Gets my vote for top ten posts of all time.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:33 PM

HEHEHE laugh . You're beginning to dislike each other! The first stage of my grand plan is coming to fruition! First, you walkie's abhor each other, then you'll hate yourself!

Gimps will rule the world!

Oh yeah, don't read into my pleasant words too much, Mark. grin
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
I nominate Tom for official Axiom Toastmaster.

As usual, you said it perfectly.

Don't be too modest, though. Your posts are quite worthy.

I was going to say that anyone who can drink that much beer and still speak so eloquently should not only be a toastmaster, but should be made an honourary Canadian, although it appears that we no longer are in the top five of consumption per capita, so here's to your Irish roots Tom!!

(we usually don't speak very eloquently after beers anyway)
wink
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: chesseroo
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
a round of haikus
lets flow a torrent of posts
like a laxative

Gets my vote for top ten posts of all time.

Ahh, so THAT'S how I got my post count. laugh
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 05:43 PM

And to think they gave you some products for 10,000 of similar posts wink
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 05:47 PM

It wasn't for the posts, but the personality behind them.




At least that's what I tell myself every morning.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 10/07/10 10:46 PM

And that tongue is now aprapos
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 12:51 AM

And post 15000. Woo woo!

As always, it's the people that make this board a special place. Thanks, everyone!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 01:15 AM

Congrats, Ken!

Now that you've proven yourself with 15000 posts, I guess I can start listening to you now. wink
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 07:12 AM

Seriously? The rest of us are waiting for 20K.
Posted by: Argon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 07:22 AM

Almost as good as watching Hank Aaron count down to the Babe's record.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 08:10 AM

I've got one more.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 08:10 AM

I've got one more.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 08:10 AM

I've got one more.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 09:35 AM

I think that CatBrat has figured out their secrets... For every post of some level of relevance or relationship to Axiom, stereo, home theater, or just audio in general, there are several "crap" posts about some ramblings of some sort on a topic in the water cooler, or as a thread derailment to take a posting about audio and turn it into a water cooler thread.

Of course, I love those posts! I just am not very good at making those posts.... I mean, I've been around for almost 6.5 years here, and only average about 30 posts a month... The last 1.5 years have been even harder since I have been living about 2 hours away from all of my home theater (Axiom) gear. Hard to get fired up sometimes when I get to look at either a 27" tube TV with its built in paper speakers or a 22" LCD with my PC with my *great* $15 headphones from Wallymart.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 09:39 AM

Congrats, Ken.

Really? A chronic oozing of mildly interesting information, spiny comments and thorny retorts gets people free stuff here?!? I shoulda started earlier.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 10:08 AM

Yeah, congrats Ken. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was taking a stab at ya with my 3 posts in a row to up your counts. As to the other comment, we all know that for every on-topic and good comment, there are 10 that just eat up Axiom's disk space.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 11:25 AM

And that's why a lot of us keep coming back. wink
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 11:27 AM

Life is short - have fun.

I seem to remember seeing a book on Ian's desk to that point, about smoking cigars and drinkin' and stuff.
Posted by: Argon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 11:31 AM

Can you hear read me now?
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 11:37 AM

15000 posts! How many keyboards did you break during that process?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/25/11 12:27 PM

What were we talking about again?

Good place, thanks to all of you. Even Ken. He's the Ichiro of the Axiom boards.

Let's chip in to get Nick some new headphones.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 04:54 PM

Wow, I'm now officially an Axiomite.

My online status matches that shirt that Mary made me last year. wink
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 06:57 PM

How did she know?

How.......... did.........she........know????????
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 07:15 PM

That does NOT make sense, okay?

I want a shirt that says "Axiomoe Audiopile".
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 07:18 PM

You guys are suffering from Axiomosis. Maybe JP has something for that.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 07:25 PM

I don't think so, he is suffering too.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/16/11 07:27 PM

May he should change his id to SelfMedic8r.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/18/11 02:28 PM

I was really hoping I could get to 10,000 posts this year. It's still possible, but not without really annoying you guys (more than usual). I guess 2012 is my year. Sorry if it's also the year we all die. Coincidence, I swear.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/18/11 03:24 PM

That's why I am letting you hit 10,000 first, to see what happens to the rest of us.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/19/11 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
I guess 2012 is my year.

Well, it is the year of the dragon.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/19/11 09:48 AM

Yahooie. I'm a dragon.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 12/19/11 10:39 AM

Turning 72, are you?
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 12:11 AM

10,000! And only 9,000 of them were about Regina.

I certainly didn't expect to stick around in a message board about home theater. I figured I was going to be into the hobby for the long haul, but let's face it, the odds are against you in finding an online community that you feel you click with. Okay, so maybe I'm being a bit presumptuous. For all I know, the PM feature could be used primarily to snicker about me without my knowledge. Wait, now I'm sounding like BobKay. Honestly, I don't think you'd limit the fun to private messages when my face is right here, ready to be blasted. Okay, now I'm sounding like Tyler's mom.

Oh, wrong group. We're always talking about Tyler's mom at work. The references to his mother persisted even after he left us for a year. He actually came back not too long ago, albeit as a per diem employee. What a homecoming to find his mother still near and dear to our hearts.

Don't sidetrack me. You guys are great. Coming here and catching up every day is a highlight. Axiom has been a great company to deal with. I feel like I'm definitely getting my money's worth using their gear. You guys have helped me get even more out of my home theater. I really appreciate the time people have taken to give me a clue. I still have a long way to go, so I just want to warn you that I won't be mojoing out of here anytime soon.

I know I've talked about getting another brand of speakers for a second music-only system, and I still think that would be fun, but Axiom is consistently putting out new products that I want. It's hard not to support that. Here's to a long friendship with Axiom and all of you guys who are a part of my Axiom experience.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 12:12 AM

Yay for being a shareholder in the making.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 12:45 AM

Well said CV, congrats on the milestone.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 12:49 AM

Thanks! I'll see you here soon.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 06:59 AM

Charles? Charles? Oh yeah, the Regina guy. I guess I know who he is..... grin

Happy 10,000th! Maybe Jack will come along with all sorts of little graphics celebrating with balloons and stuff!
Posted by: Amie

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 07:55 AM

Yea!!! 10,000!!! Amazing!! Congratulations! We're so lucky to have you!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 07:55 AM

Congrats, CV!!

And, to echo Jason, well said. This is a pretty cool place to hang out and you definitely add to that equation.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:07 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Maybe Jack will come along with all sorts of little graphics celebrating with balloons and stuff!


I'm too embarrassed that some whippersnapper, who joined the forum two and a half years AFTER me, became a shareholder in the making BEFORE I did blush. OK, OK I'm envious too. Alright, maybe just one balloon.



Congratulations Charles!!!!! grin
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:32 AM

Jack, if you had posed 20% as often about Diana Krall as Charles had about Regina, you would have beat him to the mark!

Maybe, to counter his "What I dreamt about" thread, you could start one on "Chocolate Chip Cookies you have known and loved"?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:33 AM

PS- I KNEW that you would have a balloon graphic ready! smile
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:40 AM

Congrats, CV!

You are at - or near, to protect the feelings of others - the top of the list of the "Axiomoes that I haven't met yet, but really want to meet" list.

In case you can't tell, I like to make and keep lists with wordy titles.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:41 AM

Congratz Charles!!!

I always enjoy your posts. In that 10,000 you have probably provided more diversity than anyone in your topics, tales and dreams. It's been (and will continue to be) very fun.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Jack, if you had posed. . .


Ew, do we really want to Jack to pose?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:45 AM

Welcome to the club, CV! Your supersecret decoder ring will be in the supersecret mail shortly.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 08:51 AM

Hint, the only supersecret message they send out is "remember to drink Ovaltine."




*sigh*
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 09:01 AM

That's not true. We only drink premium chocolate-flavored milk-based drinks.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Ew, do we really want to Jack to pose?

Not if you want to keep your lunch down.


Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 10:17 AM

More proof that "Hot in Cleveland" is a relative term.
Posted by: Kruncher

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Congratz Charles!!!

I always enjoy your posts. In that 10,000 you have probably provided more diversity than anyone in your topics, tales and dreams. It's been (and will continue to be) very fun.


+1 What he said, so eloquently.

And, BTW, I still listen to the music that you so generously sent my way.

May we all be so fortunate that your tales and creativity continue to inspire and entertain us for years to come.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 09:25 PM

Charles, congratulations! We've greatly enjoyed your entertaining and informative posts. For example, how would we otherwise have learned about the almost magical properties of a Medusa's Head tote bag in attracting women?

Keep 'em coming; 20,000 is just over the horizon.
Posted by: onn

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 10:08 PM

Congrats on reaching the 10K post mark Charles!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/17/12 10:37 PM

Congrats on 10K, Charles. You've made a Spektorcal of yourself over the years.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 12:54 AM

laugh Thanks again, guys. My day has been a little off, so this definitely makes it brighter. I started off the day with a voicemail about possible fraudulent charges on my debit card. Usually it's when I forget or don't realize that I'm ordering something from the UK or somewhere else outside the US and I don't call my bank to let them approve the charge. This time I actually hadn't ordered anything foreign. The voicemail said Ireland, but the charge in my account history on the bank's website said Redwood, CA, so that was a little different. It was Electronic Arts, and while it wouldn't be unusual for me to order from them, it wasn't anything I'd ordered. So now another card is toast, and I need to go to one of the branches tomorrow to have a new one printed up.

After that, it should have been an easy day at work, but there were printer issues, and the extra project I was trying to finish didn't go smoothly at all. It wasn't anything new, but I kept forgetting bits and pieces, so I ended up having to go back and forth from the main storeroom to another room we keep supplies in. I was getting really frustrated after about the fourth trip between the two.

So yeah, just a weird day. Thanks for letting me come home to your warm comments!
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:05 AM

You know the main reason I came back was to see how quickly I could pass you up. smile
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:09 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
You know the main reason I came back was to see how quickly I could pass you up. smile


Now we're talking. smile By the way, if you end up reading The Princess Bride, I'd love to hear what you think of it. I need to read it again sometime. At least now I know the final Wheel of Time book won't be out until January, so I'm not so rushed to re-read the series. I can fit other books in!
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:16 AM

I too saw that the Wheel of Time series was finally finished, and thought about starting it.

Have you read the first two (of three) books of Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles yet? If not, you need to do so now.

Yeah, I'll have to put The Princess Bride in my Kindle wishlist. Still keeping with my resolution to read at least a chapter of a book a day, haven't missed yet.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Have you read the first two (of three) books of Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles yet? If not, you need to do so now.


I haven't yet, but the first is in my Saved For Later on Amazon.com. I still plan on getting it! I can't right now considering my debit card issue, but I'll tell you what. It'll be the first thing I order after I get my new card tomorrow.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:33 AM

You're lucky that you can get a replacement card so quick. It was about 2 weeks before I could buy stuff on the Internet again after my card was compromised. I think I got the shakes and everything.

Considering the facts; tomorrow is acceptable.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 01:38 AM

I thought I could get around it and purchase the Kindle version of the book today by setting up my checking account itself as a payment option, but it seems to only be working on physical goods. I was able to preorder the new Cranberries album using my checking account, but when I tried to purchase the Kindle version of the book, it kept asking me to enter card info, never giving me the option of selecting my checking account, even after I went into my 1-Click settings and set it as my default payment option.

Tomorrow it is. And yeah, I'm definitely glad I can go in and have new cards printed up right at the bank now. Such a convenience.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 02:05 AM

That sucks Charles, my wife recently went through a similar ordeal when her wallet was stolen.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 07:41 AM

I had to get a new card and new number last month because of an overseas fraudulent charge. I also changed all of my passwords.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 08:35 AM

I never use my debit card online. Too dangerous, and the CC companies have better protections.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon

Have you read the first two (of three) books of Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicles yet? If not, you need to do so now.


I received the first book as a Christmas present, but I have not started reading yet. Want to wait until the final book is available. I like reading a series all at once.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 10:02 AM

WoT isn't quite finished, per se, but the current author is revising his second draft of the last book. Announced date is January 2013.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 02/18/12 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I never use my debit card online. Too dangerous, and the CC companies have better protections.


But not everyone has credit that allows the acquisition of a CC. Me included. Maybe some day soon. Banks just not issuing them like before.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 12:40 AM

10,000 posts, never thought I would make it to this point and on my birthday no less, woohoo!

I would like to thank the academy.... errr, the peanut gallery for allowing me to hang out and feel apart of this amazing little community we have here. I am constantly amazed at the breadth of knowledge that can be found on the pages of this forum.


Getting to know the crew on the forum has been a nice benefit of the Axiom experience I wasn't counting on 9 years ago when I made my first purchase and consequent first postings. I hope to one day have a chance to meet most, if not all of you at another Axiom gtg sometime in the future.

Special thanks to Axiom for allowing the likes of myself and the cast of regulars to hang out here, have some fun and share, at times, very insightful information.

I wish you all a happy 10,000th post in your futures.
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 12:46 AM

Welcome to the club, and congratulations.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 01:00 AM

Jason, warmest thanks for your consistently meaningful contributions to the community.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 01:35 AM

Congratulations, Jason; have always looked forward to your posts.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 07:42 AM

Congrats, Jason. Welcome to the (small but ever growing) club.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 09:54 AM

::knock-knock-knock::

Right behind you Jason!

Soon, the club won't be anything to brag about!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 10:14 AM

That happened back when I got company.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 11:25 AM

Gratz Jason. I'm glad your still around. You are one of the folks who keep the board interesting, fun and insightful, even after 10,000 posts.
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: jakewash
10,000 posts, never thought I would make it to this point and on my birthday no less, woohoo!

I would like to thank the academy.... errr, the peanut gallery for allowing me to hang out and feel apart of this amazing little community we have here. I am constantly amazed at the breadth of knowledge that can be found on the pages of this forum.


Getting to know the crew on the forum has been a nice benefit of the Axiom experience I wasn't counting on 9 years ago when I made my first purchase and consequent first postings. I hope to one day have a chance to meet most, if not all of you at another Axiom gtg sometime in the future.

Special thanks to Axiom for allowing the likes of myself and the cast of regulars to hang out here, have some fun and share, at times, very insightful information.

I wish you all a happy 10,000th post in your futures.



Jason, with these remarks, it sounds like you're running for some kind of office or something! laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: onn

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/08/12 09:03 PM

Congrats on finally reaching 10,000 posts Jason.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/09/12 07:39 PM

Congrats Jason. You did it the hard way, posting useful information

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
::knock-knock-knock::

Right behind you Jason!

Soon, the club won't be anything to brag about!

Who knew noodling around could get you so far in the [Axiom] world!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/10/12 09:28 AM

Jason, congratulations! I've enjoyed (and still do) reading your posts. Thank you for all your contributions over the years.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 01:39 PM

Well, here's #7,400.

Yeah, I know. I either can't wait for or don't notice the "major" ones, so I just indulge myself in a bit of nostalgia and gratitude periodically.

It's been almost ten years since I registered here (hail the prolific and tenacious Axiom class of 2003!). That's hard for me to believe. It's also hard for me to believe how much I've enjoyed my time here, and how much I've learned.

You are a lovely bunch of people, and I sincerely thank you for sharing your time and expertise so patiently. As technology marches on and new members join, the Axiom forum continues to be a comfortable place to discuss common interests with friends.

Moreover, thanks to Amie, Ian and the whole crew for continuing to make compelling products and providing such a warm and civil environment for us.

Cheers, and Happy New Year!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 02:27 PM

Congratulations on the big seven-four-oh-oh? Beer and bacon to you!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 02:33 PM

Woo! 15,791 back atcha!. smile
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 02:46 PM

Nice sentiments, Tom.

Oh, and class of 2004: Woot-Woot!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 02:50 PM

The class of 2006 party is where you want to be. CV's booked the entertainment (Regina Spektor fronting Negative Orange) and Murph and I are bringing the bootlegged and pharmaceutical party favors.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 02:59 PM

Well played, JP.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 03:10 PM

Punk kids.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 04:01 PM

Hey guys, do you think he knows we're on his lawn?!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 04:16 PM

No?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 04:41 PM

Class of '03, represent!
Posted by: INANE

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 09:05 PM

'04 is
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 10:38 PM

I'm with ya Ken, '03
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/08/13 11:23 PM

Just made it into the class of '03 grin
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/09/13 05:40 AM

Jack, I'm going to make it a point to call you a punk kid, too.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/09/13 07:33 AM

I'm two coffee behind this morning so I have nothing sarcastic to say. It's been a pleasure Tom and I consider it a personal highlight to have met you and many others mentioned above in person two summers ago.

I think, JP, we should allow the others to attend the concert as special guests. Except maybe for Charles. I want him there but I don't want to see him arrested for breaching his restraining order to not be in the same state as Regina. Slurp. Ahhhhh. First sip of coffee of the day.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/09/13 10:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
... I don't want to see him arrested for breaching his restraining order to not be in the same state as Regina.

So we'll never see him in Saskatchewan, eh?

Yeah, I know: state/province. And, it was rotten low lying fruit. Maybe I need more coffee too.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/09/13 04:58 PM

HAH! I have ALL of you beat!!!!!

I registered on 2/19/47. Aaaaaah Ha Ha!!







Oops - that's my birthday.


Looks like I was minted here in 2004. wink
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Anniversary Thread - 01/09/13 05:58 PM

Not that I want to hijack this thread but since coffee was mentioned, I recently became very interested in brewing a good cup. We are in the middle of kitchen renos (wife's idea, not mine, ha!) so I used it as an excuse to buy good new coffee gear.

This is what I got:

http://www.frcndigital.com/coffee/brazen.html

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/nespresso-pixie-espresso-maker/

http://www.costco.ca/Espressione-Professional-Conical-Burr-Coffee-Grinder.product.10338549.html

I thought that cigar, wine & audio snobs were over the top; however, I found a review of my favourite Nespresso Pixie coffee capsule. I'm almost embarrassed to drink it after reading this:

Ristretto Espresso Capsule (Black):

Sweet-toned, lush aroma, with clear chocolate notes and hints of leather, fruit and flowers. In the small cup heavy body with a creamy though slightly rough mouthfeel, and deep, leather and fir-toned, cocoaish chocolate smoothing and sweetening in a long, rich finish. Good presence and body in two parts milk, but remains rather stolid, not quite fully opening and blooming.

This is about coffee?? I would never have thought, ha!

I make a capucchino every evening as a desert coffee after supper with this wonderful little Pixie machine (made in Switzerland for a change!). It is so quick & easy & turns out like this:



TAM
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Your supersecret decoder ring will be in the supersecret mail shortly.

Ken, do you have my addess?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 10:53 AM

The supersecret mail doesn't use addresses. You would know that if you were worthy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 10:56 AM

It would be no surprise to anyone to find I wasn't worthy.

Damn, I blew the big speech I had planned for the 10K, didn't I?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 11:10 AM

Yup.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 12:12 PM

Hey, congrats, Mark!

I always knew you could do 10K!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 12:15 PM

Cheers, brother. It's only fitting that - for your 10,000th post - you resisted the urge to actually add value.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 12:52 PM

Congrahts on yah tihn thahsahnth pahsting, Mahk!

OK, I might have over-Normified that a little, but congrats, Mark!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 12:53 PM

JP- big difference between "doing 10K" and doing A 10K, huh?

Tom- I laughed out loud at that one!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 12:54 PM

Don't say "Norm" in these parts unless you have a beer in your hands!
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 02:24 PM

Congratulations, Mark! I hope I'm alive to see 20k.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 02:45 PM

Just remember that you are not your post count.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 03:20 PM

Right.

I'm yours.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 03:21 PM

Since my post count is essential to my self esteem, I feel I must step in here and regain a little ground.

In any case, congrats on 10K, Mark!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Cheers, brother. It's only fitting that - for your 10,000th post - you resisted the urge to actually add value.

I went there in my mind, but I wasn't so gauche as to type it out.

Wait, did I just think that in my mind, or did I type it out?!

wink
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 04:47 PM

Hmmmm. I thought only Gauchos were gauche.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 06:09 PM

Bet you never thought you could noodle your way to 10K Mark. Looking forward to more of the same.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 06:28 PM

[I've got the shrink thinking I'm gauche. Step 27. Check. Plan unfolding beautifully and on target for full implementation by 2032 as scheduled.]
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 08:07 PM

Hmm, assuming a moderate average of 1 minute per post, that equates to 10,000 minutes or 166 hours of time spent posting.

That works out to only 18 hours per year (or 1.53 hours per month) in total since Mark's 2004 registration.

I can't remember where i was going with this....but there's a joke in there somewhere, i'm certain.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 08:31 PM

Congrats Mark!! I still remember your Mother of All Posts. That was awesome. Now I just skim through all your stuff cuz I'm still not over being forced to read through that one giant post. Thanks for the brain cramp. Sheesh. And, uh, keep up the good work?


Seriously, though, thanks for your posts. Your sense of humor and wit have given me much needed laughs over the years. Cheers! *clink*
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 08:45 PM

Sean wins. There was booze involved. smile
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 08:49 PM

Isn't there always?
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 09:17 PM

Mark, congratulations! Your example should serve as an inspiration to those also struggling with a square room and who hesitate to post on audio forums for fear of becoming an object of ridicule and pity.

Seriously, always enjoy the typical wittiness to be found in your posts.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/05/13 09:20 PM

I love John's dry humor. Especially that last line.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/06/13 07:49 AM

I hate everything!

Gratz though Mark!

<<Said in my best Achmed the Dead Terrorist voice.....>>
May a virgin for every post greet you in heaven.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/06/13 08:08 AM

EVERY post, or just the helpful ones? grin

Thanks, guys!
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/06/13 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
EVERY post, or just the helpful ones? grin

Thanks, guys!

Your wife emailed Murph to say it could only be for the useful ones.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/06/13 06:15 PM

So how does a negative number work out in this type of case?
Posted by: fredk

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/06/13 09:18 PM

You're not getting any tonight?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/07/13 06:58 AM

::crickets::
Posted by: cb919

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/07/13 09:39 AM

Once again you've made me laugh out loud Mark. At least I am alone working home office today so no strange looks from colleagues - woke the dog up though! smile
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/07/13 09:59 AM

So, can I blame the dog's flatulence on Mark, then?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 03/07/13 11:06 AM

It's my lot in life.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/05/13 10:38 PM

...but the public demands that I speak. Actually the reason I was hesitating was because I wanted to surpass Mark Johnson's 10,000th in eloquence and wanted to prepare a masterpiece such as Tom requested(plus chemistry and football coaching topics he neglected). Then I took a look at what Mark wrote and felt a burden lifted from my shoulders.

So here we are after a bit over 11 years with 10,000 posts(despite my efforts at holding the number down)and about 30,000 hours on my M22s(still waiting for "break-in" to change the sound). Back then when I started reading the Forums because of my interest in buying Axiom speakers I was somewhat dismayed because some questions implying that magic players, amplifiers and even connecting wires could be had by spending more money, weren't I thought adequately answered in some cases. My first recorded reply(anonymous replies were allowed before May of 2002)addressed one of those topics here . Hopefully I've been able to continue in that vein with some posts emphasizing the basic scientific principles that continue to govern audio equipment despite incessant repetition of fanciful mythologies.

While audio equipment is science, music is art(borrowing from Dr. Toole), and my other primary interest here has been recommending recordings to encourage looking into the world of beautiful and exciting classical music that's waiting for us out there to give a listen.

I'm happy to be able to support an organization such as Axiom which produces excellent speakers, sells them at reasonable prices and follows no-nonsense technical principles. I do wish however that Ian hadn't added on the "in the making" to "shareholder" when we brought our speculations to his attention.

Have enjoyed the discussions with our members which has generally been on a remarkably sane level when viewed in the light of some other audio forums. Hope to continue for many more years on the march toward the 20,000 level that Axiom hasn't yet entitled.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 12:41 AM

This calls for a group hug! Congrats on the milestone, John! (For the Canadians, that's a 1.61 kilometerstone.)
Posted by: CV

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 01:03 AM

Welcome to the club, JohnK. Thanks for all of the helpful advice you've given me over the years. Don't go away anytime soon!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 01:25 AM

John, thank you very much for contributing your wit and wisdom here. Cheers!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 06:13 AM

Congratulations, John! Thank you for all that you've contributed!

Now I have to look up my 10k post; I honestly have no idea of what I wrote.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 07:46 AM

Congratulations John!! It has been a pleasure.

Thank you for your wit, wisdom and always exemplary musical picks.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Anniversary Thread - 06/06/13 09:10 AM

Congratulations John. Your time and help here is greatly appreciated.