RIP Rosetta, The Hardest Working Man on the Tittyweb Jenkins

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  1. /looks around

    Nah. Can’t be.

    /goes back to sleep

  2. There are no lurkers on the internet at times like this. Rosetta was loved by many far and wide. And wide and hard, I heard.

    Please feel free to add a comment – all are welcome always.

  3. I’m mourning a man I never knew. That speaks volumes for how loved he was.

    Now I need to get to Heaven when my time comes just so I can see what all the fuss was about…

  4. Oh, man. My heart goes out to his family, and to all of you, his other family. I’m so, so sorry to 7hear this.

  5. Cyn!! Mr. Trololo.

    A Classic!!

    Well done.

  6. Your categories should win an award for Rosetta memories.

    So great.

  7. I award this poat 4 bald heads.

  8. Updated.

    4.5 bald heads now

  9. I’ve long missed his movie reviews.

  10. 4.75

  11. Good poat. Masterful updates

    I give it 3 armadillos

  12. I give this poat 23 of these thingies &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

  13. I didn’t know it was possible to laugh, cry and be extremely pissed off at the same time.

    Thanks a lot, Lance.

  14. Yep

  15. It seems like Rosetta invented or at least introduced us to better than half of the running gags around here. I’ve used tittyweb in business emails to indicate where I got some information. Didn’t use Jenkins cause that would be plaigerism and shit.

    A lot of funny at h2 started with him.

  16. If Rosetta had come around about a month ago there’s no doubt I’d have gotten a lot of abuse about fake reg when I announced my hip replacement surgery. And it would’ve been some funny shit.

  17. That big goof was so loved and funny that he made a huge showing at meetups he wasn’t even at.

    I had to skip the Steve the Pirate one at the last minute, so the first big one I went to was the Dave in Water meetup (sorry Dave, that’s what it’s called). I met Wiser at that one, and we drank and talked and laughed (repeat all) like we do at these things. Every now and then we’d be laughing like idiots and he’d say something like “oh, man, you have to meet Rosetta”.

    He was right.

  18. That’s ok I’ll own it.

    One of my prouder moments

  19. Still can’t believe this – has anyone talked to his family? As hard as this is for us, it’s got to be orders of magnitude harder on all of them….

  20. Is that Russ with the Amish beard in the MAD TV video?

  21. HA! Image search tittyweb jenkins

    #2

  22. Fake Kenny Rogers brings back hilarious memories. One of my all time favorites!!

    Not Hostage 2 but funny….Go click where it says YouTube under the picture.

    http://www.foxla.com/news/share-this/121344322-story

  23. Good one, Scott!!

  24. good morning all.

    I am perusing some old BBFs that I saved from H1 before it was deleted, looking for some inspiration for this week’s post.

    I am laughing my ass off. I will share some over the next few days and weeks, although the pics are not there and the links are mostly dead. In fact, I would not suggest clicking on any of the links, as one of them just created about 50 pop-ups to my computer.

    Anyway, I found this from the August 15, 2008 BBF and couldnot wait to share it.

    While perusing the innernettubes this morning, I found a list of things the woman with the perfect attitude would say…

    * I’ll swallow it all. I love the taste.

    * Are you sure you’ve had enough to drink?

    * I’m bored…let’s shave my pussy.

    * Shouldn’t you be down at the bar with your buddies?

    * That was a great fart! Can you do it again?

    * I’ve decided to stop wearing clothes around the house.

    * You’re so sexy when you’re hungover.

    * Would you like to watch me go down on my girlfriend?

    * Let’s subscribe to Hustler.

    * Let’s go down to the mall so you can check out other women’s asses.

    * I’ll be outside painting the house.

    * I love it when you play golf every Sunday. How about Saturday too?

    * Honey…our new neighbor’s daughter is out sunbathing again. Come quick!

    * Is it too tight for you back there? Please try again…

    * Your mother is way better than mine.

    * Do me a favor and just forget that Valentine’s thing. You need those new clubs

    * Oh I completely understand. Our anniversary comes every year. You go ahead and go hunting.

    * Let’s get a porno, a case of beer and a couple of joints and I’ll get my friend Tammy for a three-way.

    * Let’s skip the mall and go check out that new strip club.

    * Listen, I’ll make enough money for both of us. You retire and work on getting that handicap down.

    * God, I swear! If I don’t get to blow you soon I’m going to explode!

    * I signed up for yoga so I can get my ankles behind my head for you.

    * What do you say when we’re done voting Republican, we come back and smoke cigars in the hot tub?

    * No, no, no…you stay in bed. Whatever it is, I’ll take care of it. You need your sleep.

  25. *I’ll dust the bed in this French Maid outfit while you finish your bacon burger and shot of Jeager.

  26. Seeing that header pic makes me smile and feel sad too.

  27. The header pic — **feels**
    very, very good call, Hotspur

    Flowers have been ordered and the card reads:

    In Loving Memory of “Rosetta”
    With heartfelt condolences of millions
    From Your H2 Hostages Family

  28. * Let’s subscribe to Hustler.

    HAHA!

  29. Comment by wiserbud on April 13, 2016 11:31 am

    oh god…you had to go and make me tear up at work. That man is a funny mother fucker

  30. http://is.gd/fAf0BZ

  31. Is that Rosetta the early years, Scott?

  32. When he was a little girl.

  33. Good job, Cyn.

    Now how do I get you some money?

  34. I’m so sad I didn’t get to know him when he was a little girl.

  35. This poat has been updated.

  36. Tearing up reading through this stuff, but grinning like a mother fucker at teh funneh.

  37. Good call Hotspurt.

  38. I was out of town so I just saw the thread. I didn’t really know Rosetta even here as I just pass thru from time to time but all of you and his family have my condolences.

  39. Hotspur, et al:

    .
    .

    If you’d like to make a Contribution for Flowers and the Donation (charity pending To Be Determined) you can do this at:

    PayPal . com.

    You will use the email address of:

    c . in . az @ cox . net

    [delete the spaces; fuck you internet scavenging bots]
    .
    .

  40. dun

  41. More from the mind of Rosetta:

    That reminds me of an original joke that I made up a year or two ago:

    Q: What do you call Israeli Oompa Loompas?

    A: Orange Jews

  42. Thanks for that, Wiser.

    The only thing I would add to that list is that when you had a friend like that, who left the way he did, she would sit and cry with you while you remember, and laugh, and cry, and be angry, and laugh, and cry.

    If any of you reprobates got one of those, keep her.

  43. I’ll have to donate tomorrow. I’m on my kindle right now. I’m finally in a position when I can do such things (not broke as a joke with collectors hounding me.)

    Today is clusterfuck on top of tragedy.

  44. The post updates are perfect LOLOL

  45. Oh, man, the Birthday Stick o’ Pain. That shit had me rollin’.

  46. Isn’t there a 10-hour version of “Shut Woman, Get on my Horse”? Mind numbing!

  47. I was > < close to linking the 10 hour version of Trololo.

    Wow so many memories

  48. Did I read correctly that you are going to STL?

  49. You did; leaving tomorrow morn, back late Saturday.

  50. You are awesome!

  51. Condolences, hostages. I never met Rosetta but man did he make me laugh alot. Feels like there is an anvil on my chest. dammit. Just wanted to say good-bye to him and thanks to all of you who make this place so funny and a wonderful respite from drudgery. This is really hard.

  52. Hi Doc, glad you stopped by. It is hard, really hard.
    _______________

    HS, at this point it looks like there’s going to be four of us there, Beasns and Phat, Dave, and me. I might have to go back thru the 7000 emails to double check.

  53. Oh my dear, funny, broken hearted friends. (Sigh).

    Don’t ever change. Thanks for the yuks.

    The header pic just floored me.

    All love and bacon flavored products.

    BBL

  54. Son of a bitch.

    I’ve been trying to come up with something better, more meaningful, to say, but that’s about all the comes out.

  55. I hear that.

  56. Hey cyn, you can filter out my emails. That should knock back about 5.

    Only 6995 to go!

  57. I really wish I could go. Would love to see those going, in addition to representing.

  58. Truth be told Jay, I hit my filter settings button on you a while ago ;)

  59. Here are a few other Rosetta favorites. (Safeness for work not guaranteed.)


  60. Hi Will – I love working from home being able to click and crank the volume. Hugs to you and Mrs. Peel.

  61. Is it just me and my screen, or do you others also see the word DICK when you type the word click?

  62. http://is.gd/6bqM8J

  63. We should put a picture of WTFFace Jenkins in the flower arrangement.

  64. Click

  65. Lemme check my CLICK

  66. count your click

  67. Mrs. Peel needs lots of hugs right now. She is very very pregnant at the moment, and dealing with a lot more complications this time around. Send up a few for her.

  68. You got it Will!

  69. Damnit.

  70. That would be soooooo funny, ScottW!!!

    Power to the Peels.

  71. Hugs and prayers for Peelie

  72. Prayers for Mrs. Peel, and we look forward to baby pics soon!

  73. On it Weel

  74. Palm Springs Mini-Meetup scheduled for next Wednesday. Pics to follow.

  75. Fuck it. You only get a chance to say goodbye to a sick Mofo like Lance once. I called in to work with “walking Ebola” and I shall be making the trip down to StL for the visitation.

    You think Lori would let me slip a few ass pennies into the casket?

  76. Will, great news on the little bun in the oven, and hugs and prayers to Mrs. Peel.

  77. I’ll see you there, Russ; safe travels.

    I’ll distract her while you slip the ass pennies in!

  78. Rosetta made me 7 or so CD’s to listen to…believe it or not (or maybe you already know) he was a big trance/electronica kinda guy…it’s a different feeling listening to them now. I took Friday off work, just so I can fuck around on BBF with you morons all day

  79. I took Friday off work, just so I can fuck around on BBF with you morons all day

    You should have used that time for something healthier and more productive.

    Like crack.

  80. See you there Russ

  81. What time is everyone getting in?

    If you need a place to stay Russ (or anyone) I have two spare bedrooms (and a finished basement w/couch).

  82. He liked a lot of jazz too. I turned him on to http://is.gd/Ir2e49

  83. I’m about 45 min to an hour away from the funeral home.

    Glen Carbon, IL.

  84. Ive been to Glen Carbon. My brother lives in Troy.

  85. XRad, can I come to your kick ass meat-up in palm springs?

  86. Congrats to the Peels, and prayers to the little mama :-)

    When is she due, and do you guys know the sex of the baby?

  87. How far are you from Evansville IN, Phat? I’m there every few weeks and it would fun to get together.

  88. Like crack.

    what do you think I do while I’mcommenting here? You have to to keep up with the comments

  89. Yes, of course, Mr. Chumpo.

  90. Excellent music selection, Scott….and yes, I can just picture Rosetta listening to this

  91. Sweet. Can Inbring my good friend Sean M?

  92. Palm Springs Mini-Meetup scheduled for next Wednesday. Pics to follow.

    http://is.gd/YSHDBk

  93. Dear Hostages, I’m so sad & sorry for your loss.. I will always remember Rosetta renaming me Lou. I hated that name and made the mistake of saying so..

    -Forever Lou
    (pajama momma’s lil sister)

  94. This is another rosetta song

  95. Dear Hostages, I’m so sad & sorry for your loss.. I will always remember Rosetta renaming me Lou. I hated that name and made the mistake of saying so..

    -Forever Lou
    (pajama momma’s lil sister)

    well holy crap. howdy!…………..lou

  96. MJ,

    Not real close. About 2+30 away.

  97. another Rosetta song…. “lovely day” by Bill Withers

  98. Actually, this song always made me laugh

  99. You know, I drifted away from this place. Work, family, work, work, and family kind of took my time.

    I shouldn’t have.

    There’s a melancholy to being a middle-aged white guy that I don’t understand. Maybe it’s all that privilege we have. But ass-pennies help, and they helped a lot when I was in the shitter myself, and I feel like dick that I wasn’t here for people I really do care about, though you wouldn’t know it by my absence.

    I’ll be around more, because it’s good for me.

    I am one bummed mother fucker right now.

    Burma Shave.

  100. Well howdy, Herr….this is crazy.
    I wish this was what really happened…that this is all fake and rosetta did this to get us all back in the same place again

  101. Hey Herr!!!

    Remember when Rose called you Herr Organholder?!

    I layghed for an hour and I still laugh. Welcome, amigo. Pull up a hay bale and sit a spell.

  102. Herr!

    How’s Sophie? Is she running the world yet?

  103. I haven’t dropped it since.

    Makes sales meetings shorter……

  104. >>>How’s Sophie? Is she running the world yet?

    She turned 5 about a month ago. Reading, writing, raising hell.

    She starts at a local Catholic school in the fall. She is the apple o’ Papa’s eye. Such a good, sweet kid.

  105. Sorry for being a PITA but could somebody send me the funeral arrangement info. I’ve tried to google it but with no success.

  106. We need the gif of the girl shaking her hairbrush.

  107. thanks xb

  108. http://is.gd/TFC4Yi

  109. Remember when Rose called you Herr Organholder?

    hahaha

  110. Thanks for that info xbrad. Rosie and I apparently pledged the same fraternity at the same time at different universities.

    Of course, he actually graduated, but that’s a different tale…….

  111. I enjoy seeing your comments at the HQ, Herr.

  112. >>>I enjoy seeing your comments at the HQ, Herr

    I enjoy watching the recent fights. It’s like that scene in “The Two Towers” where orc guts are flying around over who can eat who.

  113. Phat–Ok. I’ll let you know when I’m around, next. Maybe we can work something out.

  114. The Poop thread is classic HQ. Killing me.

  115. I’ve had disaster-pants a few times in life. It wasn’t funny then.

    It still isn’t.

  116. Speaking of shit and my daughter Sophia, this 1 and 1/2 bath house is in a stage of remodel where it is only 1 bath. With 4 kids and 2 parents. So Sophie decided to see if a small pirate ship could weather a good flushing in our only available receptacle for last night’s dinner.

    It couldn’t. The liquids drain away, but Mr. Solids is still hanging around. The toy is somewhere in the trap of the terlet, so I has to pull up the turlet.

    Should I make her clean the turds out of the bowl as an object lesson or go to the bar?

  117. Go to the bar

  118. Depends

    [waits a beat]

    does the bar have a toilet?

  119. MJ, Fly into Indiana, do your ‘work’, fly out through STL with a night at my place enroute. Easy. I’ll even give you bill so you can reimbursed for the stay at the ‘Phat B&B’.

    Problem solver, that’s me.

  120. >>> ‘Phat B&B’.

    I stayeded there once. Breakfast was ample, but I kept rolling into the center of the bed.

  121. >>>I’ve had disaster-pants a few times in life. It wasn’t funny then.

    How much did you tip that stripper? Asking for a friend.

  122. Sophie is 5? Oy.

  123. >>>Sophie is 5? Oy.

    And still sleeps with her blanket. Thanks for that.

  124. Dude!

    That’s brilliant. It’ll probably be May before I get back. I’ll hit you up when I have dates.

  125. Is this for real?

  126. Herr, I’m thankful to hear that work and fam have kept you away. I figured it was that tasteless and tack secret Santa gift I sent you. I been feeling guilty ever since.

  127. >> Is this for real?

    I prayed for the last 30 hours or so that it wasn’t, but, alas …

  128. >>>I figured it was that tasteless and tack secret Santa gift I sent you.

    Hahahaha. I wore it to the company Christmas party this year.

  129. Heya Bart;

    What Andy said. :(

  130. Phat – you were axing… Dave and I arrive about the same time at STL, we’ll probably be at the visitation around 7-ish.

  131. I’m shocked. Don’t know what else to say. I didn’t even believe it. Still don’t.

  132. Well that wasn’t so bad at all.

    My counselor and I talked about Rosetta and he asked me to read the serious part of the eulogy and then the bit I wrote last night.

    It’s super easy to read with your eyes full of tears and your voice giving out on you. I think next time, I’ll just put on a speedo and ask the local motorcycle gang to tie a rope around my ankle and drag me for about 20 miles up and down state route 167.

    When I was done, he said “Two things: first, he sounds like a hell of a guy. ”

    I said “You have no idea.”

    He said “Second, it’s ok to be angry with him.”

    I said “Maybe, but I can spare him a lot of grace, because I was there not too long ago myself, and I didn’t even know it.”

    He said “Yes, but you were man enough to get some help.”
    _______________________________________________

    The worst thing about “waking up” and realizing you have feelings is that you have to get used to not feeling the way you’d like. At least my life is not boring now, so there’s that.

  133. Hi Herr – long time no seeums. {{Hugs}}

  134. Wow…how’s it hangin’, Bart?

  135. >>The worst thing about “waking up” and realizing you have feelings is that you have to get used to not feeling the way you’d like.<<

    I'm not really looking forward to getting there if I ever do.

  136. >>>Hi Herr – long time no seeums. {{Hugs}}

    *hugs back long enough for it to be a misdemeanor in some states and a microagression on 87% of college campuses*

  137. I’m okay, Blackie. Good to see you.
    And, sorry, Hi, Everyone.

    Still trying to figure this out.

  138. Im going with what Dave said.
    Zee Demons got the better of our pal. Even a responsible adult doesnt bat a thousand. Hopefully when you loose one it doesnt end the whole game.

  139. >>> Even a responsible adult

    A what?

  140. BiW glad you sought the help.

  141. >>> Even a responsible adult

    A what?

    Someone from Innocent Bystanders. You know…one of them.

  142. OK, I’m out. I love you all.

  143. Your doc sounds like a damn straight shooter, BiW, and a keeper; I’m glad he’s there for you and that you sought him out.

  144. Thanks for sharing that, BiW.

    Like I texted Wiser earlier, I’m over being mad and I’m just sad now.

    A talk with the Mrs. (who’s unfortunately out of town right now) and the emails from Cathy and TiFW really helped.

    I was mad at our goofball friend, not the darkness that took him over. That’s unfair.

    I’m still going to kick him square in the poon when I see him again, though.

  145. Nothing wrong with feeling anger. It’s understandable.

    I, however, don’t feel it.

    I feel incredibly sad that Rosetta was in that much pain.

    My brain wants answers, but I realize that there aren’t any. Irrational mental states lead to irrational actions.

    I feel super sad for the children, who have lost an amazing daddy. Can you imagine the people they would have become with a guy like him raising them?

    I’m sure they will become great people, but they’ll never know what’s been taken away/lost.

    I just feel incredibly sad.

  146. Nailed it.

  147. How much did you tip that stripper? Asking for a friend.

    You’re supposed to tip strippers?

    Well that explains a lot.

  148. ((((hugs BiW)))

  149. Yeah, I’m just sad at this point.

  150. I feel incredibly sad too, Hotspur. Cried my eyes out last night. Woke up feeling better, well, just less on the verge, however, a general sadness at such a loss.

  151. I love you Hotspur.

  152. HS and Roamy have incredibly delicate fingers. Gorgeous hands. Very artistic.

  153. Reading old threads, not just the joke threads, it’s just amazing how funny Rosetta was, just all the time. And what a sweetie he could be.

  154. >> I just feel incredibly sad.

    I was doing better when I still had the anger. It crowded out some of the sadness.

    Smartest thing I did was to not touch one drop of booze last night. If I did, I’d have been streaking through the quad down to the gymnasium at 4am.

  155. >> it’s just amazing how funny Rosetta was, just all the time. And what a sweetie he could be.

    Big, goofy teddy bear.

  156. Johnny Bench called.

  157. Everyone, please keep an eye on your loved ones. People can be really great at hiding their pain, and they go deeper and deeper without anyone realizing. And keep an eye on yourself too.

  158. this 1 and 1/2 bath house

    bath houses must have a different meaning where you come from

  159. Sometimes I promise the stripper just the tip.

  160. as far as what hotspur said, I’ve moved on from the anger….and am so incredibly devastated for his kids…..and so disgusted with myself for being away so long. I was JUST thinking about him on Saturday because I was in the kitchen cooking and I was listening to one of the CD’s he’d made me….what if I’d dropped him a line? Stupid, I know..my email wouldn’t have been the thing to stop him from going where he was headed, but I’ve been filled with quite a few what if’s

  161. My house has 1.75 bathrooms.

  162. Roamy, your fingers are so slender. I can totes see them making rosaries and doing precision lab work. Ran into a RL friend today. Quilter and weaver. Her loom was the first one I actually saw and learned on. Diagnosed with arthritis. She can’t even drive or hold a book.

  163. Comment by Bart on April 13, 2016 8:09 pm

    I’m okay, Blackie. Good to see you.
    And, sorry, Hi, Everyone.

    Still trying to figure this out.

    HOLY CRAP!!!! BART!! How are you?

  164. What the hell is 1/4 bathroom? Homer bucket in a closet?

  165. Oh, hi Bart! Shit! Where are my manners?

    Been a long time, amigo.

  166. I grew up in a house with a soldier with PTSD and who self-medicated with booze. The cycle of depression and alcohol addiction is vicious and very few escape. I feel badly that the demon chose our funny, big-hearted friend. I hope his spirit is at rest and that he is free from his pain.

  167. What the hell is 1/4 bathroom? Homer bucket in a closet?

    My guess is it’s like the storage room I lived in for the past three years til I was finally able to make enough money to force pjdaddy to leave the house……….used an old creamer can. Works like a charm

  168. >>>Roamy, your fingers are so slender.

    Only here will you find this kind of pillow talk.

    >>>Her loom was taut yet supple…

  169. My deepest sympathy for you all on the loss of your friend. He truly was a very funny guy. Thanks for all the laughs over the years.

  170. Only here will you find this kind of pillow talk.
    Yeah, I was kinda hoping for pics

  171. Howdy festus!

  172. Roamy has beautiful hands/fingers. HS has elegant wrists and hands. I realized it was getting weird and didn’t eyerape the other Hostages.

  173. Hey Bart

    Herr Organholder, that little gal is FIVE now? Hory Crap

    The thing about the stages, I think someone said it earlier but I’m saying it now so it’s better, is you move back and forth between them.

    “If you could kick in the pants the man who was responsible for all your problems you wouldn’t sit for a week.”

    Teddy f’n Roosevelt

    Count your pants

  174. I’m still just sad. What a waste. I didn’t know him real well, never met, but damnit I would have done anything I could if I knew he needed help.

  175. He actually said “for a month” but that’s fuckin stupid you can’t kick that hard

  176. What a waste.

    YES!!

  177. well crap, pepeLp…I just realized who you are on fb….I mean, same avatar and all. Didn’t realize we were friends all this time haha
    *facepalm*

  178. That’s too bad, Ositter. A friend of mine in middle school was a prodigy concert pianist. She played way too much and became famous out here, but by the time she was 25 her hands were curled and almost worthless. Well, she was still good at opening beer bottles and we let her mash the avocados for guacamole. She was a sweet gal. She could have been Mrs. C but for the loss of her piano skills. I really liked her piano skills.

  179. Howdy pjm.

  180. She could have been Mrs. C but for the loss of her piano skills. I really liked her piano skills.

    Ya gotta have your standards. Never lower them.

  181. >> well crap, pepeLp…I just realized who you are on fb

    Ummm, yeah, what a dummy!

    (friend request sent)

  182. I’m confused, but mostly sad.

    And sad for those who knew him best. Sorry phuqers de hose.

  183. Thanks, Osita. The NASA photographer wanted to do a Georgia O’Keeffe posed hands sort of thing, but we’ve never gotten around to it. He does color to support his black and white habit.

  184. Hi Bart. Good to see you again.

    PJ, my emotions are running along the same lines as yours. What if…

    For Rosetta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78AVc2jV4Sg

  185. Ummm, yeah, what a dummy!

    (friend request s

    Nice try, we’re already fb friends…you don’t know who I am, do you? haha

  186. Rosetta is supposed to be the one to offer the comfort and laughter in these times, not be the subject of the tragedy.

  187. oh disregard that Andy……I was thinking you were pepe talking derp

  188. Too much pain in the woulda coulda shoulda. I am happy that we intersected on the Tittyweb Jenkins and I relish the joy and happiness I got from him. I can’t live in the ANGRY. I have to focus on bliss he delivered. I HAVE TO.

  189. >> He does color to support his black and white habit.

    Who among us … ?

  190. Bart, can I just tell you…I’ve missed you?

  191. Nobody has sweeter Lurks than us. Give yourself a hand, friends.
    True class.

    You all better know your welcome here, even if the other guys called you SwivelNeck or Fish Face. We want to call you Molock or Benito Vahn Rake.

    Hang with us. Andy makes mudpie on the wknds.

  192. Thanks, Oso.

    My hands used to produce some pretty incredible things.

    Intricate scale models, and beautifully sculpted and painted historical miniature figures, architectural drawings that are now in a museum of my former boss’s life, intricate fly fishing patterns, several black powder pistols and muskets, played the banjo and guitar, on and on.

    But they shake now, which is an age thing, and I have arthritis in my thumbs, so the precision is mostly gone.

    My war room is full of my stuff, and I’m okay with it.

    You’re incredibly sweet to notice.

  193. >> oh disregard that Andy……I was thinking you were pepe talking derp

    Hahahaha. Stupid PJ

  194. Roamy, to be fair, first thing I did was test my man hands against the Johnny Bench!

  195. Hahahaha. Stupid PJ

    and now I remember why I miss this place

  196. Me, too, peej.
    email me some time.

    And shouldn’t “slender fingers” be a tag here, if it isn’t yet already?

  197. HS, hands are my thing. I was fascinated by you and Roamy. Next meat we play Euchre!

  198. I’m slow, I’m still in the mad stage.

    I did re-read Reft Reg, and Mini-me reminded me that when we were in the Thai restaurant last month, I told the story of Rosetta ordering his food spicy, “Make it like you hate me!”

  199. And shouldn’t “slender fingers” be a tag here, if it isn’t yet already?

    ——–

    Assolutely.

  200. I told the story of Rosetta ordering his food spicy, “Make it like you hate me!”

    Just a constant state of brilliance……..

  201. “we play Euchre”

    You are not supposed to play with your food.

  202. Daddy’s Fingers.

  203. Heh.

  204. I will totally play Euchre with you. Do we have two more?

    I bet Brewfan plays. Maybe Leon?

  205. I remember the first time I met Rosetta, this larger than life creature…..this big bear of a man
    and then he spoke
    I was like where the fuck did that voice come from?
    I got used to it, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.
    Is that racist?

  206. Roamy, I respect the mad stage. I just can’t do this. I can’t. I have to focus on the love. On the future.

  207. what I wouldn’t give to hear that voice again

  208. I’m in for Euchre

  209. Ha ha ha haa. I know. You expected this big booming voice, right. Nope. But I still do kind of remember him that way, just based on his personality. And the fact that he was always aggressively passing me the jaegermeister.

  210. HS, maybe we could partner and find a patsy for Brewfan?

  211. I’m out for Eunuch.

  212. But I still do kind of remember him that way, just based on his personality.

    YES!!! it’s weird how that happens

  213. Oops.

  214. I’m totes up for that. We could teach MJ.

  215. ok. I have to go to krav maga right now…I’m very thankful it’s not sparring night….I’m in the mood to hit hard. I’ll see you guys a bit later if you’re all still up

  216. HS, hands are my thing.

    http://is.gd/JADXz9

  217. Jaegermeister is the devil.

  218. I play Euchre.

    It’s always my partner’s fault when I lose, though.

  219. Kick some major ass, Peej.

  220. The night before Wiser’s 50th birthday party…shit, I don’t want to talk about this.

    And then the night *of* Wiser’s 50th birthday party….shit, I REALLY don’t want to talk about this.

  221. Rosetta and jaeger removed my bank account number from my memory hole the night before Wiser’s 50th.

  222. >> what I wouldn’t give to hear that voice again

    Yep. Was texting with DiT today and said I just can’t believe I never get to laugh with (ok, let’s be honest, at) that fucker again.

    I hope Cranky, Harrison and Patty Ann are taking turns beating the shit out of him right now as a birfday present for Michael.

  223. New trap gun came in today. Going to blow the crap out of some clays in the am.

    Will call ‘Rosetta’ instead of ‘pull’. That way, when I miss, I will be saying, ‘Rosetta…FUCK!’.

    Than kinda expresses how I feel and Lance would appreciate it.

  224. “The night before Wiser’s 50th birthday party…shit, I don’t want to talk about this.

    And then the night *of* Wiser’s 50th birthday party….shit, I REALLY don’t want to talk about this.”

    I thought about both those all day today.

    The parts I remember, I mean.

  225. Peej – I remember Rosie trying to get you and Lori to play “Quiet Mouse” in my Jeep. Meanwhile, Hotspur and I had bleeding ears.

  226. Martinis, punctuated by shots of Jager.

  227. What’d you get, Phat? Always nice to welcome a new gun to the family.

  228. Christ, did we ever, Chief!

    Those dames were deafening!

    But fun.

  229. The first photo on my phone is Wiser in Justin Bieber pajamas.

  230. Shopping List For Wake:

    Keg of Diet Dr Pepper, package of spicy beef jerky, 1971 Ford Pinto, 57 black suits made by Cambodian children, 58 Cambodian children, case of whatever Bourbon is on sale at Sam’s Club, August 1981 issue of Juggs, satellite phone, one female elephant (African or Asian), one elephant-sized French maid costume, signed Dick Pole baseball card, Dick Pole (or Dick Pole impersonator if he’s not available/still alive), 18 dozen donuts from Jolly Pirate Donuts, 3 motorboats, 6 lbs. magic mushrooms, 6 lbs. similar-looking regular mushrooms, Watermelon Arizona Iced Tea, Skittles, 143 yards of hose, stovepipe hat allegedly belonging to Abraham Lincoln, 5 pairs handcuff keys, 10 lbs. salt, half-eaten box of Total, pouch of Big League Chew, box of Honduran cigars, and your mom.

  231. Pretty sure there’s a picture of the 4 of us* by the fire pit** in wiser’s backyard somewhere. I need to find that.

    * Photobombed by the whole got-damned Sioux Nation
    ** IIRC wiser’s brother built that on the fly. Marines!

  232. Outstanding list, Sean!

  233. I had the mark on my arm where I burned myself on the fire ring pavers, for at least a year. Gone now.
    Somebody saved me from falling into the bonfire. I think it may have been Wiserbud. Not sure. Might have been all of you. Not sure.

  234. MJ is IL euchre. No one has ever heard of IL euchre. We’ve got this!

  235. When Wiser saw that Rosie had actually shown up to his birthday party…so awesome.

  236. It’s fine, Osita. You have enough going on with your mom and MIL as it is.

  237. Sean….Smooooooch, I love the lists.

  238. >> When Wiser saw that Rosie had actually shown up to his birthday party…so awesome.

    I was going to say something about that last night, but I lost sight of the keyboard every time I started.

    Allergy season.

  239. For seans list: Randy Travis poster

  240. And we have our rant!

    Very good Sean Muldoony. I’ll make the shirts.

  241. suitably wrinkled

  242. This fucking poat keeps crashing my iPhone 6.34€¥’ I blame mare. Rosetta would have a picture of a fat horse to link at this point which is why he’s a better man than I and always will be.

  243. Roamy, I love you. Today was FUBARed. Taxes with dementia MiL. My mom is having some heart dealio with dye in her aorta and dye in other veins. She has a current DNR that I didn’t sign off on. Prayers. Just to keep her around. Pissing everyone off.

  244. Is it plugged in pendejo? Try plugging it in.

  245. Andy, I got a TriStar TT-15 O/U 12 ga.

    I had my eye on a Berreta, but the coach of the the local HS trap team (yeah, we have those in flyover country) recommended this as a good trap gun for someone new to the sport.

    I had been using my Dad’s old Remington 11-87, which was fine, just not made for trap shooting.

    I’ll try and insert a pic.


    gzanders.com is the wholesaler my gun club uses. Members pay about 20% less than list price. I wanted the ‘combo’ that comes with the lower barrel and the O/U, but it was on 4 month backorder.

  246. Niiiiice, Phat!

  247. Bye, y’all.

  248. Bye Chief. See ya soon

  249. Sweet!

    I’d never been into trap at all, but our range here in MA has a nice trap setup and a good group of guys that shoot all the f’ing time.

    I’m using my camo Benelli SBE II, which ain’t much to look at but shoots better than I do.

  250. G’night Master Chief.

  251. Oh nice, Phat.

    Couple months ago I picked up one of these in 12ga…. http://tinyurl.com/gtjh6nf

  252. So here’s the deal…I actually like writing letters, and now I have a lot more time on my hands than I used to (but not tonight, because Wednesday is one of my nights with the boys! Yay!), and I can’t write to the manlesbian anymore….who wants a pen pal? Shoot me an email with an addy to wilcoxlaw12@gmail.com, and you might receive a totally boring anachhronistic diatribe written on good paper with a fountain pen and everything.

    First one to give me a prison address of “Big D” who is looking for a new boyfriend gets to see Rosetta again before the rest of us.

    Now I’m off to get into trouble with my boys. Don’t kill each other while I’m gone, and WISER, send me an email to the above addy please. I wanna talk to you for a minute.

  253. Time for this old-timer to go to bed too. Good night cool cats and hot chicks.

  254. The over/under is making a nice comeback, it seems.

  255. Adios, amigos.

  256. It’s a bit heavy, Andy, especially for rounds 75-100, but it shot beautifully. And in garbage weather. It was pouring, muddy, and low 50s.

  257. I love you dorks.

  258. ‘Night Brew.

    I’m in for a while. Between shit going on at work and yesterday’s news, I was just drained last night. Not so tonight.

    BiW count your email.

  259. Scott, thank you for the heads up last night. Much appreciated.

  260. Nice, Brent.

    My dad has a Winchester 101 he bought in Japan when he was in the Navy. It’s choked skeet/skeet but woe be unto a dove that flies within the average person’s improved cylinder range.

  261. smooch

  262. We all know I drink. Some of you know I cut. Drinking and cutting. The Type II makes it interesting. Dan is livid right now. I can’t stop. I have 5 great cuts going. I’ll be ok soon. Right now, I’m where I need to be. I love you guys. Hold on to that. I am.

  263. Andy, I went in looking for this: http://tinyurl.com/zf7vjt6, but they didn’t have one in stock. Sales guy suggested the Stoeger. I liked, so there we go.

    *fends off Scott’s advances*

  264. And the fact that he was always aggressively passing me the jaegermeister.

    Dude walked away from a FOUR hundred dollar Jaeger tab at hotel where we all got drunker in the parking lot. I had to cover.

    He made good for it though

    The point of the story is $400 BUCK OF THAT POISON. I didn’t drink one

    Also PJ sat down in a puddle of water and wiser had a monkey on his head.

  265. I’m glad it was slow at work today, i spent half the day rolling this around in my head.

  266. $400 worth of Jaeger. Holy fuck.

  267. That puddle thing was a cry for help.

  268. I meant four hundred bucks but I’m grieving

    I love you dorks too

  269. This is BS. Chumpo had to have his hat mailed to him. Yawn. We all got sick. Whatev. $400 in Jaeger? That’s gross

  270. Ha ha ha haa. I know. You expected this big booming voice, right. Nope.

    All the best tenors are big dudes with twenty seven bullwhips shoved up their ass

  271. Gawddamn, what, did you windowlickers order a kiddie pool full of Jager?

  272. Oso, I’m only saying this once: You better take care of yourself.

  273. Andy,

    I originally wanted the one with the lower barrel only, but one of the old heads at the club took one look at me and said, ‘You’re a big bastard, you need the weight of the extra barrel. Otherwise you’re just going to be slinging that thing around.’

    Wise words. We’ll see tomorrow.

    BTW, had never met the guy before.

  274. Bcoch Time is on my side🎶Yes it is.,

  275. Rosetta would have a picture of a fat horse to link at this point

    Hahahaha, remembering that day when Rosetta made about 20 poats with a horse getting artificially inseminated and “Mare’s gonna be pissed.”

  276. IRL friends came over to watch the Yankee game tonight. (Thanks to comcast/Yankee dispute, they can’t watch the games at home.)

    We had planned this on Sunday and I went back and forth all day about whether I should cancel tonight or not. They are people I’ve known and loved for over 15 years and I feel as close to him as I did to Rosetta.

    After we settled in on the couch to watch the game, I briefly explained the situation re: checking my phone for texts, calls, e-mails and my potential for occasionally getting a little teary, and then spent the night enjoying their company. Life goes on, doncha know… They were extremely understanding, as I knew they would be. True friends are like that.

    As they were leaving, I may have hugged them for a bit longer than would be considered normal.

    They each held me for as long as I held them, and they both understood. We told each other that we loved each other, and they left for home.

    There is honestly no substitute for true friends.

    And now, as I catch up on this thread, I see more and more new and old friends stopping by.

    And I can barely see to type through the tears.

    Thank you all for for remembering our friend in the way I know he would have wanted to be remembered, with laughter and smiles.

    What an amazing thing we have created here. What amazing friendships that would have otherwise been impossible.

    I love you all more than I will ever be able to tell you.
    .
    .
    .

    But you knew that.

  277. Also,

    I just ‘Trololo rolled’ my daughter at college.

    We’ll see if she gets the joke.

    My bet is no.

  278. I just want to assure everyone that I am ok. Cuts are good. Clean. No infection. It is where I am. All cuts are clean. I can’t help this right now. Breitbart got 3. Rosetta was a 5. I will be OK. Truly.

  279. I’ll explain it as a ‘Rosetta Legacy Joke’ when she calls.

    May wait a year to introduce the ‘bullwhip thread’.

  280. Holy Shit it’s Bart! Long time no see.

  281. Also PJ sat down in a puddle of water and wiser had a monkey on his head.

    TOUCH MY MONKEY!!!

  282. I love you Wiser. I love all you Morons.

  283. wait the Yankees game is over? It’s not even 10pm!

    (love you too brother)

  284. *snort* The bullwhips.

    One of the very first things anybody said to me after the first time I posted here. “How many bullwhips do you have shoved up your ass?”

    “……the hell did I just walk into?”

  285. I love you Wiser. I love all you Morons.

    I love you too, Oso.

    So please……..

    please stop…..

    Please.

    For all of us.

    Please stop.

  286. First time I heard about that phenomenon, Oso, was when I was a kid in Latin class in sophomore year of high school. We were translating some passage where grieving women (ancient war time women, Greek, Phoenician, I don’t know) were rending their flesh with their fingernails, and our teacher -a wonderful teacher, beautiful and ancient herself- explained this thing to us.

    Many people have difficulty processing anguish in its original form. It has to be translated. So people (usually women) will translate it into physical pain, which is easier to understand and deal with. This is just a human thing that people do.

    That said, I love you, and you’re going to die of a complicated skin infection, you fucktard.

  287. wait the Yankees game is over? It’s not even 10pm!

    yeah. and they lost.

    FUCK!!

  288. Thanks WiserDude. I decieded to deink champagn this night.
    celebrate the love I say.

    I will always miss our friend but he’s not sick any more.

    On and On.

    All love and Light.

  289. >> You’re a big bastard, you need the weight of the extra barrel. Otherwise you’re just going to be slinging that thing around.’

    Prolly true. Report in when you’re done.

  290. wait the Yankees game is over? It’s not even 10pm!
    ——
    yeah. and they lost.
    FUCK!!

    I don’t even want to hear it. (Braves fan)

  291. Oso – you have NO idea what it is like watching one of your loved ones cutting themself. It is an illness, and you need to get treatment. You are NOT fine.

    Find something else to cut on, and quit trying to run away from your grief and pain – grief always waits for you….

  292. It feels too good to rend the flesh. I try to stop, but it is there. I’m rocking the pain. I really will be ok tomorrow. I love you guys.

  293. Oh oso, no.

    Trying to control pain doesn’t work.

  294. Thanks for the report, wiser. Glad I got to talk to you today. Hope it helped you as much as it helped me.

    And I’m all in for a yuge wake at the W’s this weekend. Glad you set that all up.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Oh. Hey Laura.

  295. I wasn’t worried about crossin a line, it was more a timing thing.

    I do agree with it. My favorite part that kinda hurts but I’m glad for is the note at the bottom

  296. I’m really ok. All my cuts are hidden. I can’t right now. I really can’t.

  297. >> I’m really ok. All my cuts are hidden.

    Read this back to yourself. Slowly.

  298. Yes you can.

  299. Love you guys. Have to step back right now🐥🐥

  300. You can’t stop by yourself oso

    Please

  301. The traditional W family wake seems a lot like picking up sticks, shoveling-over an entire garden plot by hand, and planting seedlings. It’s uncanny. But highly symbolic. Circle of life, etc., and so.

    I hope you will find it energizing. I know I will.

  302. <i.Hope it helped you as much as it helped me.

    More than I can ever tell you, my friend.

    btw, laura… call me….

  303. Oso,

    Have you considered taking it out on defenseless, innocent clay pigeons?

    Or a paper target?

    You now have a a bunch of us asking you if you’re OK and to seek help.

    I’ll pose it this way: if Rosetta had posted his demons, we would have been there ASAP. And he would still be with us.

    You posting your demons tells me we need a trip to NM.

    Tell me I’m wrong. We can’t lose another Hostage (unless they die in bed, underneath a stripper).

  304. Tomorrow, yes I will.

  305. >> Circle of life, etc., and so.

    What time do we eat?

  306. Truly ok. I just need me time. No drama, cutting feels good. Past me time

  307. Tell me I’m wrong. We can’t lose another Hostage (unless they die in bed, underneath a stripper).

    Or devoured by Banglar King Kong.

  308. Phat I’m truly ok. Truly sorry for the drama.

  309. Oso, I have other friends who have been through the same thing. I don’t understand it and I’m not going to comment on it, other than to agree with Laura.

    You and I both know the risk you’re taking. We both know how much of increased risk you are for infection. And how much harder it is to get rid of that infection once it sets in.

    One. Fucking. Germ. That’s all it takes and then you’re in a world of trouble.

  310. Shooting at the clays is always cool. My abusive mom is online for tomorrow

  311. (unless they die in bed, underneath a stripper).

    you sunuvabitch.

    I told you my plans in confidence….

  312. >> Or devoured by Banglar King Kong.

    Oh, man. For a solid 6-months it was Banglar [insert word] around here. Where the fuck did he find that?

  313. Tomorrow, yes I will.

    joke… fail…

    *shakes fist at sky

    DAMN YOU, ROSETTA!!!!!!!!!!!

  314. It was from one of those Bollywood movies, wasn’t it?

  315. >> I told you my plans in confidence….

    I thought it was Rosetta who liked the fatties.

  316. I love the idea of planting at a wake! Brilliant!!

    Dave, Lawraw et al, you’re putting out good vibes.

    Thanks for the positivenesses.

  317. Who the fuck knows, but it was hilarious. For the newer folks, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c8yrdi__sQ

  318. Bcoch, understood. I am already grieving my pinky toe. I can’t do this.

  319. Sweet baby Jesus. 2010 https://thehostages.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/banglar-king-kong/

  320. geoff! Holy chit meng! Long time no see!

  321. Hola, Geoff. Good to see you.

  322. I thought it was Rosetta who liked the fatties.

    oops.

    My bad.

    I thought he said “stripperS.”

    never mind…

  323. I’ve had some difficulties of late, so I haven’t had time to hang out here much.

  324. Geoff!

    *fistbump

  325. Started reading the comments on the BKK post where it was me and Big Galoot there at the beginning.

    God. Dammit! I’ll miss you forever, you brilliant, funny motherfucker.

  326. Banglar King Kong

    What the actual fuck was that? The hell did I just see???

  327. >> I thought he said “stripperS.”

    Attention to detail

  328. Ernest Borgnine better watch out. He now has a roomie.

  329. One of those, “Why do we all only get together when something tragic happens?” moments.

  330. >> What the actual fuck was that? The hell did I just see???

    Welcome to June, 2010

    BANGLAR KING KONG!!!

  331. Yup, Geoff.

  332. I mentioned earlier that I saved stuff from H1.

    I have every BBF, but I also have 4 BSOP posts.

    TI’s post, KKA’s post, Vmax’s and MCPO’s.

    They are available upon request.

  333. AHAHAHAHAHAHJZHnnJHSJjajNnanHahahan
    I was reading the comments on that link….
    Remember when XBrad was all about One Tree Hill?!

    That was befor I met him and it was sorta funny.
    After meeting him its just too much for the heart.

  334. I can’t believe that was 6 years ago. Holy chit.

  335. 6 years ago today, we brought our youngest daughter home from the hospital.

  336. BANGLAR OLD POSTS!

  337. Yup, Geoff.

    Though I have fond memories of hanging out with you and JackStraw at some bar in Boston, drinking way too much, turning a 3 mile walk home into a six mile walk home (cleverly took the wrong bridge), and taking one megafall on the ice along the way.

    Still, it was a lot of fun before the walking started.

  338. Remember when XBrad was all about One Tree Hill?!

    I bought Season 1 for my daughter a couple of years ago, based on xbrad’s obsession, but she wouldn’t touch it. She just gave me one of those teenager pitying looks that tells you you’re completely out of touch with her world.

  339. Yeah, that ended bad, Geoff. For you, I mean.

    I could stand to talk to JS too. Haven’t touched base with him in a while.

  340. hahahaha

    always let my kids turn me on to shows and not the other way around. First advice from eldest was Firefly

  341. I *still* love One Tree Hill. Though I kinda gave up on Seasons 7-9.

  342. Rosetta hated my recommendation of Big Trouble in Little China. He just couldn’t grasp why it was the greatest achievement in cinematic history. Maybe on his next cycle he will be “brought upon this world to ‘get it’.”

  343. Heh. The daughter is a straight-A AP student but has always hated history because she just wasn’t interested in the ancient world, etc.

    Now that she’s gotten to post-Civil War, she’s really into it because it seems more relevant to today.

    So, the other night the History Channel had a great series on the Battle of the Atlantic, and I was all “hey, want to watch this with me?”

    Nah, dad.

    Dammit!

  344. Ah, xbrad! I’m assuming I’m breaking form or something here, but I’m gonna ask anyway…..how’d you like the calendar?

  345. Don’t interrupt xbad when he’s explaining his love for bad tv.

    One demerit.

  346. He wasn’t done? Sounded done.

  347. Evening, morons.

  348. Nah, dad.

    You have to tell her it’s a contiguous series of Vines that just happen to all be related to WWII.

  349. No, you need to follow up with something like, “meh. Season 4 sucked donkey balls”

  350. So what’s the mini-meatup in PS next week? I’m a bachelor from Friday to Friday.

  351. Didn’t Rosetta refer to all you guys as Richard?
    So much so that you all started answering to “Richard?”

  352. I’ll tell her to follow @DonitzWolfpack on SnapChat.

  353. I think we’re starting to get this parenting thing down.

  354. He referred to wiser as “Richard”

    So much so that people thought his actual name was Richard. Which it is, AFAYK.

  355. Kids these days

  356. Huh, an actual history thing on History Channel? Not Pawnbroking Big Rig Ancient Alien Gator Hunters?

  357. Bart – you need to come by on happier occasions.

    As do I, I guess.

  358. It was kind of back to the old “Hitler Channel” knock, but it was really good. Worth a watch.

  359. I’m not saying it was Pawnbroking Big Rig Ancient Alien Gator Hunters, but it was Pawnbroking Big Rig Ancient Alien Gator Hunters.

  360. Yep.

  361. >> As do I, I guess.

    Same

  362. I kept thinking at work that Rosie could have walked in and had the whole bar captivated. sigh. He could have . Funny muthorfocker.

    Nice seeing everyone again.

  363. You still traveling to Cambridge periodically, geoff?

  364. I kept thinking at work that Rosie could have walked in and had the whole bar captivated. sigh.

    He really had a presence.

  365. Same. I’ve wandered from all my online commenting places.

  366. That was gonna be my next question, how much of it was B-roll of Hitler shouting and flailing about with dramatic music? :P

  367. Torched the Twitter account earlier, so I’m back for good.

    I’d been inching toward it for a while, but it seemed like a good time.

  368. You still traveling to Cambridge periodically, geoff?

    Funny you should ask. I’m making one last trip next week to grab all my crap and take it back to Colorado. Giving up my room and refusing to do onsite time in Cambridge anymore.

    Not so happy with my current employer.

    Unfortunately I’ll be in and out like the wind – won’t even spend the night in Cambridge.

  369. Never liked twitter Andy.

  370. One of us, oneOF US, oneofus.

  371. “I *still* love One Tree Hill….”

    Ahahahagshsgsgshahahahah!!!

    Rack ’em up, Blood. I’ll sit down with you and watch the whole series!!

    Fuchin’ awesome.

  372. Sophia Bush on was yummy.

    BCock, I really liked the calendar, and it’s especially nice since WordPress nuked all the Load HEAT pics.

  373. We accept you one tree hill watchers. Accepting weirdos is what we do. That’s why I can talk about Zumba here. Occasionally.

    I mean, Wiser will ban me eventually for it.

  374. since WordPress nuked all the Load HEAT pics.

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?

  375. >> how much of it was B-roll of Hitler shouting and flailing about with dramatic music?

    Surprisingly little.

  376. There’s never a good time to burn a bridge, especially now — who knows when obama’s economic house of cards will collapse.

  377. If we can’t get Leon banned for his ManDay Muscle Monday poat, I think you’re fine.

  378. >> won’t even spend the night in Cambridge.

    Damn!

    Lunch?

  379. >> Never liked twitter Andy

    Yeah. That guy’s an asshole.

  380. I honestly think Wiser’s forgotten how to ban people. He hasn’t even threatened it in ages.

  381. OK,

    Banglar King Kong had me crying!

    Also trolled the daughter with it.

  382. Puppy head on foot. this puppah is just the cutest. It’s almost bedtime for me. I was really just waiting for him to calm down.

    It’s been a day for me.

  383. If we can’t get Leon banned for his ManDay Muscle Monday poat, I think you’re fine.

    I hope this week’s #2 wasn’t a tucker, because she gave me those special feelings.

  384. Good for you, Andy.
    Twitter is Der MessMaker.

    Paul, contact HeXBard. We are having lunch Nd then he is going to show us his “lamp Shade” collection.
    I don’t know what that means but he said to bring SS card and passport.

    Sounds good to me.

  385. BCock, I thought you knew? WP killed my account. I had to open up a Typepad account to keep running the blog.

    I was able to save the archive, but ALL the media was deleted. I can’t even post to my other WP blogs.

  386. I hope this week’s #2 wasn’t a tucker, because she gave me those special feelings.

    Like when you used to climb the rope in gym class?

  387. well, you can just take my “great dad” merit badge and throw it in the wood chipper.

    Just talked to wiserdaughter about rosetta.

    She loved him. (d’uh, who didn’t.)

    there was crying.

  388. There’s never a good time to burn a bridge, especially now — who knows when obama’s economic house of cards will collapse.

    If it goes, that company will be first to go as well. But I’m not quitting, I’m just telling them that they broke the terms of our agreement, so I’m not going out to Boston anymore.

    Lunch?

    ‘fraid not. Total elapsed time in Cambridge will hopefully be 2 hours.

  389. Though I have fond memories of hanging out with you and JackStraw at some bar in Boston, drinking way too much, turning a 3 mile walk home into a six mile walk home (cleverly took the wrong bridge), and taking one megafall on the ice along the way.

    Was that the same night I drove Dave back to his hotel?

    Well, almost to his hotel?

  390. The first response i ever got from Rosetta (back in ’06):

    How’s it going, phat?

    Are you taking care not to get your ass blown off?

    I was in Afghanistan at the time. Still makes me laugh.

  391. Oh wiser, your poor kid

    dangit

  392. well, you can just take my “great dad” merit badge and throw it in the wood chipper.

    Don’t feel too bad. My wood chipper seems to be running 24/7.

    <Was that the same night I drove Dave back to his hotel?

    I think that is a separate but similar tale of excessive drinking leading to aimless wandering.

  393. I honestly think Wiser’s forgotten how to ban people. He hasn’t even threatened it in ages.

    bring it, beeyotch…..

  394. Paulitics, check your email.

  395. And your white privilege.

  396. >> Was that the same night I drove Dave back to his hotel?

    No

  397. I’m going to admit a dark, shameful secret that might well get me banned.
    .
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    I’ve never seen Lonesome Dove.

  398. Wow, Geoff. I’m in a very similar situation right now.

  399. >> Are you taking care not to get your ass blown off?

    Nice

  400. But I’ll note that Barry Corbin, who played Roscoe Brown, had an important role on One Tree Hill as Coach Whitey Durham.

  401. >> I’ve never seen Lonesome Dove.

    Wiser …

  402. No

    oh. okay.

    well, our story is better.

    so :P

  403. Wow, Geoff. I’m in a very similar situation right now.

    Sorry to hear that. I sound all tough and all, but I’d really rather it hadn’t come to this. Oh well.

  404. Wiser …

    One sec, Andy…

    Xbrad, are you a fan of Pat Greene?

    Think before you answer…..

  405. well, our story is better.

    Cops or postal workers?

  406. If I recall correctly, we were at some bar near TD Garden before, during and after a Celtics game? Or maybe Bruins.

    In any event, the service was speedy and voluminous in the “during” part. Geez that was a long time ago.

  407. I honestly think Wiser’s forgotten how to ban people. He hasn’t even threatened it in ages.

    Yeah, that’s what Car in said. And THEN she said that it was probably because your testosterone replacement therapy wasn’t working. But I leapt to your defense and said, no, I think it’s working just fine, he just tucks a lot.

    So now you know who your real friends are.

  408. I honestly think Wiser’s forgotten how to ban people. He hasn’t even threatened it in ages.

    bring it, beeyotch…..
    ****
    Not until you tell me the latest new releases on vinyl at the record store.

  409. Pat Greene? Never heard of her. Does she do Merle Haggard cover songs?

  410. “I’ve never seen Lonesome Dove.”

    Who is this Card and what have ypu done with our friend, XBad?!!’

  411. Are you suing your shitty employer, Geoff?

    Because, ummm, yeah.

  412. Cops or postal workers?

    Taxi driver

  413. >> Pat Greene? Never heard of her. Does she do Merle Haggard cover songs?

    I will gutshoot both you motherfuckers and leave you in the desert with a solar-powered Boom Box playing Taylor Swift cover songs …

  414. In my defense, when LD was first aired, I was stationed in Germany, and AFRTS didn’t exactly carry the best programming.

  415. And I’m literally watching it this minute on YouTube.

  416. Taxi driver

    I saw a movie that started that way once…

  417. Was the bar The Fours?
    Black Rose?

  418. Are you suing your shitty employer, Geoff?

    No, I’m just altering the deal. They better pray I do not alter it any further.

    Because, ummm, yeah.

    Oof. No wonder you’ve been scarce. Good luck.

  419. Car In how many wodden nickles did you take this night?

    I told you those arn’t real money, right?

  420. There’s a part I can’t watch it after now. I’ll tell you later.

    Also, #Endorsed!: http://www.redbubble.com/people/groatsworthtees/works/17829513-mccrea-call-2016-presidential-campaign-lonesome-dove

  421. >> Was the bar The Fours?

    Why yes. Yes, it was.

  422. Alright, I’m out. It was good talking with Hostages again.

  423. Was the bar The Fours? Black Rose?

    Maybe? Or maybe McGann’s? Pretty sure it was on that main drag next to the Garden.

  424. >> Oof. No wonder you’ve been scarce. Good luck.

    Yeah. Someday soon I’ll write a book about this.

  425. Ah – Andy hath greater recall than I.

  426. Pat Greene? Never heard of her. Does she do Merle Haggard cover songs?

    you are soooooo gone, you sunuva…..

    gimme a second here…..

  427. Going to bed soon, but the offer still stands for the service:

    If you want free lodging, food and drinks at the Phat house drop me an email or call.

    If you’re coming into town for the service it would be a BAD idea to be alone.

  428. Seeya, bc81.

  429. Geoff – good to see you again!

  430. Bye, Bcoch.

    Thanks for spending some time.

  431. ‘Night Brent

  432. Nighty dreams, Bcock

  433. I promise that you will wake up with only 3+/-1 bullwhips in your ass.

  434. Kitten, what are you having?

    Blanc De Noir or a Lobotomy?

  435. Hey Cyn. Sorry I couldn’t come down for that last Meatup. The family has some health issues that are consuming all my time and attention.

  436. >> Ah – Andy hath greater recall than I.

    I hadn’t been here all that long then. Now I know this place like the back of my hand.

    Oof. Never intended to be able to say that.

  437. *prepares both*

  438. Cynnabuns!

  439. *ponders Phat’s bullwhip offer for an extra moment or two

  440. I’m terrible at knowing my way around Boston. Cambridge is even worse — and I work there a lot. A real lot.

  441. Mr. Chumpo – I’ve gone lobotomyland. But the minute my ass hits that plane seat it’s hellooooooooo cocktail time. Like Andy, I didn’t drink last night, or tonight for that matter. But I’m really really ready to decompress for a few hours before the hard stuff comes.

  442. *ponders Phat’s bullwhip offer for an extra moment or two

    Sure it sounds good. But there’s a significant chance you’ll one of the 3 -1 people.

  443. xbrad, I didn’t realize that about your blog. WTF?

  444. Cambridge is even worse — and I work there a lot.

    Yeah, if it’s not really close to a subway stop or where I rent my room, it doesn’t exist for me.

  445. >> I’m terrible at knowing my way around Boston. Cambridge is even worse — and I work there a lot. A real lot.

    I don’t know Cambridge at all. But I was walking some of my employees from Europe and India around Boston a couple of weeks ago (the Indians were freezing, BTW) and was like … shit! this is kind of home now.

    Next time you’re in the area, give me a shout.

  446. Oh gosh, Geoff, I’m sorry to hear that. If ever you need a quick get-away, you are welcome any time. My Payson House was made for serious decompression. Hugs and hope that things smooth out for you soon.

  447. Andy, Kathy Ireland’s people made a DMCA claim on four pics from Load HEAT. And guess what? WP has a “serial offender” policy so they can maintain safe harbor. And it’s apparently a three strikes rule.

    Shit happens.

  448. I stayed dry last noche as well. That was wise. Thank you Andrew.

    I very much enjoyed a bottle of bubbles this night and wish you well in your travels. Of course I’m with you in spirit. That you all are representing means a lot.

    Bangalar Xox

  449. **Cyn never offered me the Payson house**

  450. Oh, damn.

    I hope that c*nt is happy now.

  451. I’m listening to some old Replacements and Punk tonight.

    Drinking a Jack and coke. Will go bed soon, promise.

    Lots of stuff to do tomorrow.

  452. >> I very much enjoyed a bottle of bubbles this night and wish you well in your travels. Of course I’m with you in spirit. That you all are representing means a lot.

    What Chumpo said. I polished off a nice bottle of wine and then opened the bottle of bourbon that I didn’t open last night. Good lord, they’d have been fishing me out of the river.

    Chumpo, which one of these goobers was it that thought you were the bus driver in STL?

    I kinda remember that but it’s drowned out in how happy I was to see you there. Best bus ride in history.

  453. Gnight yall

  454. *closes work email tab – thinking it’s probably for the best*

  455. ‘Night DPUD.

  456. Night, DPUD, don’t be a stranger.

  457. No way, Xbrad- seriously? Well shit. My bad. C’mon over!

  458. It was Hawtspurn; although Tose always told me it was Michael, and he always asked me if I wanted him to beat Michael up for that slight; which of course was no slight.
    I’ll drive the damn bus.

    It was the best of times, Andy w the best of friends.

  459. Nighty sweet dreams, DPUD

  460. I ment to write Rose. I cant see mine phone screen.

  461. When I saw that bus … oh, man. Dying.

    He was a fucking idiot. And I loved him for it.

  462. >> I ment to write Rose.

    I speak Hostage

  463. Well, as tempting as the offer of a Payson house with hot and cold running Cyn is, I’m facing a shitload of travel this summer, between Birmingham, Georgia, and Washington.

  464. Thanks, Cyn. I’d best be signing off as well. Night, all.

  465. Heh. Thatswassup.

    Dude, I saw the bus, and of course I wasnt with you all before that so I had no damn Idea what to expect. I went over to the bus 45 min before anyone was there and talked to the bus driver. If Inhad known I would have paid him off to let me play the part of the driver bit alas there is no way I could have imagined how awesome that would have been.
    That we all ended up at Rose and Lori’s is beyond incredible. What a gift.

    All blessed.

  466. Bye Geoff.
    Good luck, buddy.

  467. ‘Night Geoff.

  468. Andy, I’m glad that you dumped Twittard.
    That way lies Madness.

  469. G’night Geoff

  470. It’s been entertaining, but there’s no doubt it took me away from you guys. Which was exactly opposite of the intent.

    Seemed like a good idea at the time …

    So, yeah. https://twitter.com/TheH2/status/720373892003586048

  471. The senselessness of it all.

    Last September a friend and co-worker, 52 years old, died from a stroke. He was alive for a week before the family pulled the plug. Aside from his youngish age, what made it so senseless was that he shouldn’t have died — or, at least, had a good chance of recovery if he was taken to the hospital right away. But Fate or whatever created the worst case scenario:

    — stroke appeared to happen on Monday morning as he was getting dressed for work.
    — he lived alone
    — he was on the rocks with his girlfriend
    — the contractor he was working for at the time didn’t say anything about his no-show on Monday because he liked the guy so much he didn’t want to get Scott into trouble. But Scott isn’t the type to ever blow off work.

    So my employer didn’t know Scott was MIA until Tuesday morning! Hours later on Tuesday his son finally found his father in a coma in his apartment. Senseless. He should still be alive today. Stupid series of events killed him.

    But THIS is ten times worse. Totally preventable. It’s just so awful.

  472. I use Twitter on my phone when I’m outside having a smoke. The rest of the time, I’m here. Don’t always have much to say, but I’m here.

    //subscribes to Zumba for Dummies//

  473. Ok. I’m back. Who’s going to give me a summary?

  474. >> But THIS is ten times worse. Totally preventable. It’s just so awful.

    I’d have at least chloroformed him and locked him in my crawlspace for his own protection. Like all the others.

  475. Your Krav Maga — did you learn yet another way to squeeze your assailant’s balls tonight?

  476. >> Ok. I’m back. Who’s going to give me a summary?

    Your mom, obvs

  477. Andy.

    That is fuckin’ awesome.

    Just incredibly perfect.

    I wish it wasnt.

    Thanks, friend.

  478. Star Whores.

  479. >>>I’d have at least chloroformed him and locked him in my crawlspace for his own protection.

    All.He.Had,To.Do.Was.Ask.

    So simple. But, obviously, the very most difficult thing he couldn’t do in his entire life.

  480. Your Krav Maga — did you learn yet another way to squeeze your assailant’s balls tonight?

    It’s absolutely amazing how many ways there are….I do not have enough toes to count that high

  481. It’s been so long since I’ve been here, I forgot how to navigate this place. I want to go back and read some of Rosie’s posts. How do I do that? Btw, I gave my little tribute to him on the “Our Friend Rosetta” post. Thank you for that Wiser. Miss you all.😘

  482. Your mom, obvs

    Wow. Mom jokes…most hurtful thing EVAHR!!!!!!

  483. Just showed the KKA flame-out thread to wiserdaughter.

    her comments will remain private.

    just as I’m sure KKA would have wanted….

    meanwhile…

    hi Bart. and (grits teeth) forged rite.

    and to all of those who delurked here, ….

    damn.

    thank you for recognizing what we always tried to do here. We just needed a place to laugh.

    So we built it.

    And we welcomed anyone and everyone.

    Those who got it…. stayed.

    Those who didn’t… left.

    Or they didn’t.

    Until they did.

    This place is not the same place it used to be. If you go back to the earlier threads, you’d be shocked by the number of comments.

    And {GASP} there actually used to be more than one post a day!!

    FER REALZ!!!!

    This place has always been a fun and welcoming place to go when the seriousness of life got to be too much.

    And Rosetta was a huuuuuuuuuuge part of this place. So much so, that, even after being away for years, his impact is still felt.

    I am leaving my sadness about my beloved friend’s death in this comment.

    From this point forward, I am separating Rosetta from the real world, as per the H2.

    YMMV.

  484. Peej, do you have my email?

  485. So we built it.

    This?

    or this?

  486. Worse, Bart.

    Wiser knows this, and I’ve been beating myself up over it, but I was in STL pretty much monthly (minimum) for the last 18 mos.

    I texted Lance over and over and over trying to just take him out to dinner or whatever. Always a reason we couldn’t get together.

    Dammit!

    But the fact of the matter is that even if we’d gotten together for a little while, he’d have easily hid the depth of his depression. And when I was gone the demons would be back.

    Like I said way upthread, I’m sad. Mainly that I couldn’t do anything to help my friend.

  487. Peej, do you have my email?

    burtbacharach@yale.edu?

  488. Starship gets my vote PJ!

  489. But the fact of the matter is that even if we’d gotten together for a little while, he’d have easily hid the depth of his depression. And when I was gone the demons would be back.

    Hid with laughter and alcohol…you would never have known. That’s the complete and total truth.

  490. Starship gets my vote PJ!

    Good call, makes me think of the 1984 Olympics in L.A……….not sure why

  491. >>>But the fact of the matter is that even if we’d gotten together for a little while, he’d have easily hid the depth of his depression. And when I was gone the demons would be back.

    We’ll never know because he never reached out. It had to be really bad.

  492. especially since the song came out in 1985

  493. You couldn’t.

    It’s trickiness knows no limits.

    You are wise, Andy.

  494. Yep, Peej. I quit kicking myself over it this morning.

  495. Hello all,
    This thread has been fantastic, thank you all. I am still sad. Baffled bewildered and sad. It has been fantastic re-remembering our friend.

  496. >>> Peej, do you have my email?

    burtbacharach@yale.edu?

    Wow, close. No.

  497. >>> I quit kicking myself over it this morning.

    It’s entirely on him.

    Poor guy.

  498. Wow, close. No.

    Then yes, I have it. Or you can reach me at
    ma winchester 3030 at gmail

  499. Hi V.

    I miss seeing you.

  500. >> We’ll never know because he never reached out. It had to be really bad.

    Eh. Expecting someone in the depths of depression this bad to come to you isn’t realistic.

    It’s like a drowning person – you think you know what it looks like from the movies, but that isn’t what it really looks like at all. There’s no screaming, thrashing in the water, etc. … they just slip below.

  501. Vmax! Nice to see you!! Damn I wish we could of had a reunion to cheer up Rosie. When was the last time he posted here?

  502. ‘Sup Vmax?

    Good to see you.

  503. Drown no sound.

    That’s what the Lifeguards say.

  504. >> When was the last time he posted here?

    Last post and comment was in January.

  505. Late Jan.

  506. You’re fast, Andy

  507. Emma step outside.

    VMan come and sit a spell.

  508. Vmax… I never told you how happy I am that you fixed your life.

    so yeah….

    happy.

    have I said that I love you all yet?

    ’cause if not…

    yeah…

    that.

    meanwhile, I’m so fucking happy too see so many familiar names again.

    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    I’ve missed you all.

  509. >> You’re fast, Andy

    Yeah, I looked that up yesterday.

  510. What wiser said.

  511. PJ, you have mail.

  512. Hi Andy April and Bart, I did not expect anyone to be around this late.

  513. So, should we play the question game?

  514. HI Vmax, wiserbud, and Aprilwine of all people!

  515. What?

  516. Dang! My comment didn’t post

  517. Whachu tawkin bout Bart?

  518. it’s late and I must sleep now.

    I will laugh again with you all again soon.

    but it will never be the same.

    never.

  519. Haven’t seen you in years, is what I meant.

  520. I’m making up for lost time, Vmax

  521. Night Wiser😘

  522. Well holy cow, it’s Vmax!! How are you? What are you doing? And how have you fixed your life? I must know!!

  523. “but it will never be the same.

    never.”

    Nope

  524. I know Bart, I’m just sorry it took a tragedy for me to get back here.

  525. I need my beauty sleep. I’ll be here in the morning. Night y’all.

  526. VMax, we need some dog pics, stat.

  527. Oh my friends how I wish I could hug you all.

    I gotta sleeps. I love you all

  528. Night april!! good seeing you around these parts. <3

  529. Ok that’s twice my comment wouldn’t post, it’s probably gonna show up like 4 times now. Can’t get used to this constant refreshing dealie

  530. Thank you Wiser, it took pulling things up by the roots, moving 1,000 miles away and lots of stress waiting for the house in Florida to sell. I couldn’t be happier in Houston.

    Well except for the heat, and the traffic, and …have I told you how much I love my job? I am designing a city. You don’t do that every day. Except I have for 3 years now.

  531. Wow bmac, way to post 8,000 times

  532. You must be busy, vmax…the last time you posted on FB was in 2015.

  533. Vman, my nephew in College Station and his wife just had their first child this week. It would’ve been the big event for me but for … ahem … Anyhow, I’ll be down that way soon to kidnap the little peanut and bring her home. Will give you a shout.

  534. I hate FB Pj. just have not pulled the plug. I check in here daily and skim trying to keep up.

  535. Would I like to play The Question Game?

  536. It was good seeing you again, vmax :)

  537. Ok. I’m going to bed…nobody say anything funny while I’m gone.

  538. Aggies everywhere, they are a mafia. A really nice one that lets in outsiders if no Aggies are available first. Love to see you Andy, how is that golden you got a few years back?

  539. Are your krav maga instructors Israeli?

  540. Oh, good, she’s gone. Now we can make with the jokes. Or at least refer to her daughter as “Maddy.”

  541. Peej, your a krag marfa shiney light.

  542. It was good being seen by your gigantic eyeball again Peej

  543. V Man, are the fish going to run this year like last year?

  544. It is a measure of the man we lost that this tragedy has brought together so many of the hosefuckers who have escaped our little Island of Misfit Toys over the years.

  545. That’s for sure.

    Fate is strange. I left the tv on after the NHL Playoffs this night. Ingot done commenting with Andy and friends and what is on the tv now?

    It’s a PBS show called Ride The Tiger. Its about severe depression and the mechanics of the mind. I didnt know it was like that.

    A round of Mental Health for us all.

  546. I got to my meeting this morning, and the topic we ended up talking about was asking for help. I wanted to talk about that, but it developed that way naturally without me bringing it up. The Man Upstairs is a good guy.

  547. Well Chumps, A summer trip to Cabo is a strong possibility this summer. You are just as welcome as before to join us, or me, it is still floating, but if you have some resources I can research I will do my best. I am thinking 2 days, one off shore for Mahi and Tuna etc, and another day bottom fishing for Pargo or whatever runs with the mahi in the summer. Or do they call them Dorado there instead of mahi? Striped telephone poles are a must as well.

  548. They call them Dorado. I may not make it to Mex this year but I will forward any info re boats I’m going on out of Diego.

    Reaching out to The Great Spirit completes me each morning. Giving thanks for the good people I know completes me each night.

    You all are the good.

  549. Good night, Friends.

  550. People like you find it easy,
    Naked to see,
    Walking on air.
    Hunting by the rivers,
    Through the streets,
    Every corner abandoned too soon,
    Set derp with due care.
    Don’t walk away in silence,
    Don’t walk away.

  551. God Bless, Rosetta! You Will Be Loved, Remembered and Missed!!!

  552. Rosetta, I pray that you’ve found relief from your pain. I pray that our gracious and loving Savior welcomes you to his bosom with unfathomable love and joy and that you find eternal rest in His embrace. I give thanks for the wake you’ve left in your passing and for the privilege of having you call me your friend. I, along with your many, many friends here – and the meaty ones also – will miss you tremendously until we are reunited in the company of our loving God. God bless you, your family, your meatworld friends, and the community you helped build here at H2 as we grieve your passing.

  553. Oh Sean, I wanted to thank you for your avatar. It made me a little happy.

  554. Are your krav maga instructors Israeli?

    Yes


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