A dashing chaser of slow cars, friendly poodles and unguarded bacon, DilloTex is an avid practitioner of the art of the nap and the Tao of the free lunch.
Leg hugs are freely given and it is hoped that understanding will be offered.
Lol. Always making Tru happy.
On a side note, I posted a fan post in the spirit of Thanksgiving over on BRB. I don't know how to link it here and I could never rewrite something as spontaneous as it is. So, if someone wants to, they could put up a link.
And, the reason I posted it on BRB is because I feel like they could use some perspective over there. Things are very sad there.
It was very well written Tru and it deserves as big a distribution as it can get. It will be read by many more folks over there than here.
I have no problem sharing your stuff, but I've stopped logging in over there on principle and frankly it'll be a while before I'm comfortable doing ANYTHING that might contribute a single click to their ad-revenue driving statistics.
It's a very dark period for Texans fans and your story was truly inspiring and uplifting. I applaud your willingness to wade in the septic tank and try to pick out the corn, but I just don't share your optimism about the potential redemption of that place. They've let the Comicle infestation progress to the point that it has reached critical mass and has a life of its own.
When the place has become so toxic that the old-timers dropping by is an event and the masthead can't be bothered to comment or participate one bit beyond the bare minimum the facts speak for themselves. This horse-crap of them going off into their little clubroom to comment on the game instead of participating in the game threads with the great unwashed is also pretty telling.
But none this has anything to do with your excellent post, I just felt like I needed to explain why I hadn't linked to it already. It's a gem.
I understand. While I don't participate much over there anymore, there is still some part of me that wants it to be great again. That's why I do it.
Oh, my first thanksgiving food post is up!
Let me try to make this link clickable:
Oh, good, I didn't even need to caption it or anything. I'll have a read-through and maybe comment later, although I suspect I might not be aware enough of all the internal dynamics of BRB to be able to say much.
re: BRB (my perspective)
I've managed to stay engaged (for the most part) with BRB for years because in spite of some PROFOUND ideological differences, in general there was an attempt to be creative through all the bad times. The dark first few years spawned several running gags that STILL pop up from time to time (mainly because I don't know when a joke has passed its "sell-by date" and keep using 'em)... e.g. "Mittens", "Capersserly", "Bleach Social", "Glacier", "Panda Suit Sponge-baths", "Filipino Tranny Porn", "Assmass/Weightspeed", etc...
But now, possibly because we've experienced a couple of seasons of competent play (Oh yeah and ran THAT guy off so he could win a SuperBowl elsewhere), when things go bad there is no attempt to be darkly humorous, the entire tone has devolved into a bunch of spoiled, entitled two-year-olds that aren't getting their way.
They are the WORST example of front-running, band-wagon-jumping, fair-weather "fans" I've ever seen and life is too short to hang around that toxicity. The same geniuses that won't give BOB credit for putting together 9-7 seasons and winning the division because "He doesn't do it alone! It's a team" suddenly whirl around and snap at their tails blaming him EXCLUSIVELY for the fact that he's had to build the teams current success using QB parts he found in the dumpster behind the local convenience store. The GENIUS adaptation that he pulled off in fitting his game plans to DW4's strengths is just glibly ignored with "Dabo Sweeny's Offense". read: "I've taken a strong position and I REFUSE to reassess when I might just flat-out be WRONG."
From the masthead to the bulk of the new commenters it is just one long "I WANT! I WANT! I NEED!" accompanied by the sound of a never-ending banging of a sippy cup against the side of a high-chair.
GRRRRRR.... I need a campfire.
So, I'll comment on your post, more here and not as much there although the post is there, but here is where I think I can reach you better.
It's a gem. (Dillo gets the royalties for that one) Congratulations. Mad respect. It's an honor to know you even to the slight extent that I do. Youi're a flying inspiration, Mister. Best wishes to your wife and pats to your dog. The world needs more people like you in it.
And let me add something else serious before I rush off to the supermarket.
The feeling I get when reading some of your posts is like when I visited the Karatepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos (yes, sometimes the rest of the world needs to learn from the Lesbians). I told the general who had set it up from scratch and really made it work as a neighborhood, a family-friendly and family-building place, in spite of the difficult conditions "I wish I could come here and work for you." There are some achievements that sometimes you just wish you could be a part of. That's how I feel with some of the stuff you write "I wish this guy was my grilling instructor", and that I'd been down in Texas to help with the rebuilding work, or that we could just go on a long walk somewhere sharing stories and thoughts. If life ever threw us together into the same place, no doubt we would become friends for life. And I'm a guy who doesn't have a whole lot of friends and often feels better just detached from the human rat-race. If I acted on my impulse to go somewhere that I could just zone out everyone as much as possible, you're one of the few people who I'd give my address and directions to get there.
Perfectly worded Naguabo!
...and ESPECIALLY that last sentence, for lo' I do weary of the human race with ever increasing frequency.
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