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Old 02-24-2019, 03:52 PM   #101
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Holy shit, JD. There's no justice in this world sometimes, but I'm happy that you're alive and on the mend.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:57 PM   #102
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I was hit by a car while riding a bicycle. It was a hit-and-run and they never located the person who did it. I broke nine bones in my face and skull as well as my thumb. Bono ain't got shit on me.

Damn man, that's terrible. I ride a bike around the city a lot and I've had my share of close calls, always on account of drivers being horribly negligent. It's a special kind of asshole who can just drive away after hitting someone.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:28 PM   #103
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My posting has actively turned at least one poster (LMP) away from the forum and there's probably been more. I regret the way I handled those situations. Impy threw some personally insulting posts my way in the past that were wholly uncalled for, so I'm alright with that bridge being burned, but for the most part I really do try to improve as a person and approach the internet with kindness to the best of my ability. I fall short all the time, but there have been incremental improvements.

Looking back, I was just a really opinionated son of a bitch and that's not easy to work with. I also said a lot of ignorant and homophobic shit based in my religious upbringing that I've grappled with. Never look up my old posts, please. I have a friend, not on his board, who I was very close with and hurt because of my narrow perspective when I was like 16. We've reconciled since, but it took a long time.

As far as the small group of posters remaining on this site, I care about you all and think of you as friends. I don't know if that feeling is fully reciprocated, but that's not the point. My attitude is that as part of a social species, I should leave myself open to helping others and being hurt. So I guess the worst thing about people leaving because of shit I've said is that I can't make up for it with them. But I can be a better person to everyone that's still around. That's especially important as I raise a daughter. I kind of suck even still, but I'm always looking to suck less.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:56 PM   #104
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That's all you and any of us can do, is try to be aware and be better going forward, but for the record I've never had an issue with you at all!!

While we're all getting a bit sentimental... I'm doing the Shitbox Rally later this year. This might ring a bell, I've done it twice before. I am driving a shitbox car, worth less than $1,000 (so $720 or less for you seppos) from Melbourne to Townsville, 3,614km (or 2,245 miles for you seppos) in seven days.

Here's our route - dotted lines signal off-road.



It raises money for the Cancer Council Australia. I think every human has a story about cancer, whether it's affected a direct family member or just someone they know of. My mum is the closest one to me - she has beaten breast cancer twice! And my pa succumbed to brain cancer, though he was in his mid-80s so he'd had a good run.

Anyway me and one of my best mates are trying to raise $6,000 ($4,290 for you seppos) before we head off. If you've got even a dollar to spare it would be hugely appreciated

Link is here: https://2019spring.shitboxrally.com....cjISRB9ayzqWYw
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:34 AM   #105
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shuttlecock XXIV: it's the little swings

I never left. I just almost never post anything - lots of reading and lurking. I also used to care what people thought of my posts and now not so much.

One thing that I think is weird and might just be me is I still think of people how I did when I was a more regular poster. Like I still imagine Cobbler is being a teenager even though I know he’s not. I still imagine Laz posting in Dream Out Loud (that’s the writing/creativity subforum, right?) even though I know he doesn’t. I still imagine Axver caring about U2.

One other thing is when I’m working on writing music that I never finish, I always try to think of what people on here would say, since I don’t think I know another group of people who put so much stock in lyrics.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:38 PM   #106
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Are we preparing to say goodbye? It sounds like we're getting ready to say goodbye. I'm not ready for that yet, so I'm just going to go on the notion that we're all just very nostalgic.

This place... What can I possibly say other than I actually inquired about purchasing it to make sure it didn't go away.

When I think of where I was when I first became a "regular" vs where I am now, it's mind boggling. I think everyone can agree that "peak" interference was around the vertigo tour. I was at the time going through some crazy shit in my personal and professional life.

This was the place I turned to. I know I was (am?) a dick from time to time. But I truly love this place, and I'm not sure how I could have gotten through those years without the U2 community, which for me starts and ends here.

I have a story that I don't know if I've ever shared. I know I've at least dropped a hint or two here and there.

There's a member here.. a somewhat well known member, although he rarely posts here anymore. Some of you may have had some knock down drag out arguments with him, because he's a strong willed person much like myself.

Anyhoo... we became friends, and he, knowing that I was a basketball coach, even at a young age, would send me videos of his son - seeking advice. I'd of course give it to him. The kid was actually very talented.

A few years pass, and his son is high school age and looking to come to the US to take that next step. I recruited him to the school where I was the lead assistant coach. He came.

There were some rocky moments, but the kid was the MVP of every tournament we played in... including the NY State Federation Championship, were he hit a 3 pointer with a second to play to win the state title.

Fast forward a few years and his dad, interference member, was with me in New York when the greatest moment in my U2 fandom. (and a top 5 in my life) took place... Adam and Edge joining Unforgettable Fire on stage.

I fucking love this place, even though Axver's going to get his ass beat.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:41 PM   #107
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I don't think I've ever shared this here either... But here's a video I took from on stage when Adam and Edge joined UF

https://youtu.be/2S2dKVycsc8

It's not the greatest quality video, but it's my favorite because of Tony (Bono, Fono, Tono)..

He's cracking up.

They've played this song a million times, and he's done the "on the bass" and "this is the (Mick)" every damn time. And here he is, and it's actually Adam and the Edge... and he's laughing his ass off at the absurdity of that, and just how unbelievable it is that it actually took place.

It's a true moment of a fan's ultimate dream coming true. For two songs, he fronted U2. Sorta. It's one of the favorite moments of my life, not just because I was on stage as well and it fulfilled my own dreams, but because I got to watch close friends fulfill there's at the same time.

Kinda why even though I know the bands kinda washed, and this place is kinda dead, I just can't quit it.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:50 PM   #108
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That's a great story, Headache.

Although it's odd to make it sound like Dalton and his family don't live in the U.S. just because they're on a reservation. It's actually a little racist.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:52 PM   #109
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that's a great story, headache.

Although it's odd to make it sound like dalton and his family don't live in the u.s. Just because they're on a reservation. It's actually a little racist.
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cause why the fuck not, here's the last play of the 2012 NYS Class A Federation State Championship

https://youtu.be/GsrPxqkUs3U
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And here's another video I found on my YouTube channel of Bono and his best friends

https://youtu.be/AdLcpNlhlrw
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I was just drinking some wine and feeling nice and nostalgic, I didn't mean to start a goodbye thing, I'm not saying goodbye. I was just feeling nice.

now donate to my goddamned cause.
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I'm not going anywhere. I have even less of a social life than I did a year ago. I need you people.
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I'm not going anywhere. I have even less of a social life than I did a year ago. I need you people.
Ain't parenthood grand?

I've been coming here pretty much daily for 18 years. My routine when I get to my office is check my email, then check Interference...has been for most of those 18 years.
I have no plans to stop visiting here, as many have said I feel I have some close friends here many (most) of whom I've never met in person, but still feel like I know them. And I have met a few folks from here in person, attended a concert or 4 with Interference folks and have enjoyed the real world time with them (even Headache!).

So hopefully this place never goes away, slow as it has become.
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I've been coming here pretty much daily for 18 years. My routine when I get to my office is check my email, then check Interference...has been for most of those 18 years.

I have no plans to stop visiting here, as many have said I feel I have some close friends here many (most) of whom I've never met in person, but still feel like I know them. And I have met a few folks from here in person, attended a concert or 4 with Interference folks and have enjoyed the real world time with them (even Headache!).



So hopefully this place never goes away, slow as it has become.
I'm much more enjoyable in person. The sarcasm has a boyish charm to it.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:35 AM   #116
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I have a story that I don't know if I've ever shared. I know I've at least dropped a hint or two here and there.

There's a member here.. a somewhat well known member, although he rarely posts here anymore. Some of you may have had some knock down drag out arguments with him, because he's a strong willed person much like myself.

Anyhoo... we became friends, and he, knowing that I was a basketball coach, even at a young age, would send me videos of his son - seeking advice. I'd of course give it to him. The kid was actually very talented.

A few years pass, and his son is high school age and looking to come to the US to take that next step. I recruited him to the school where I was the lead assistant coach. He came.

There were some rocky moments, but the kid was the MVP of every tournament we played in... including the NY State Federation Championship, were he hit a 3 pointer with a second to play to win the state title.

Fast forward a few years and his dad, interference member, was with me in New York when the greatest moment in my U2 fandom. (and a top 5 in my life) took place... Adam and Edge joining Unforgettable Fire on stage.

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cause why the fuck not, here's the last play of the 2012 NYS Class A Federation State Championship

https://youtu.be/GsrPxqkUs3U
Basically he's already Canada's #2 all time greatest basketball player behind only Steve Nash. (Certainly looks like more of an Acrobat than his dad )
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Why are you fools saying goodbye? Stop this shit.

Also, cobbler, we had beers in Brooklyn and I don't get a mention in your post? Sigh.

Love you all. Don't leave.
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This is still my number one place for music recommendations. On account of people around this forum, I've checked out a lot of good shit I would never otherwise have bothered with.
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Why are you fools saying goodbye? Stop this shit.

Also, cobbler, we had beers in Brooklyn and I don't get a mention in your post? Sigh.

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