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Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 4290  
Subject: Re: Please Permit Me Date: 1/16/2008 12:39 AM
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Why don't we just give him a lifetime achievement award or somesuch and save him the embarrassment of losing again.

I have "lost" many times, yet felt no embarrassment - "Losing a battle" can be "a learning experience". "Losing a war" is another matter - I am very confident that Michael does not venture into the latter. As to the former, "It ain't over." ~ ~

Bob


I have not been embarrassed by losing The Feste though I have to admit the first time I curled into a fetal ball and cried for weeks; the second needed Prozac; the third called for professional help; the fourth I climbed a mountain and sat on the summit contemplating life for a month; the fifth I thought seriously emigrating to the Antarctic; the sixth I realized my luck rabbit’s foot had lost its mojo; and, on the eve of the seventh, sit here with quivering lip and a foreboding it ain’t gonna go well this year.

Bob, look at the competition. Bright, intelligent, competent. Albaby1, a poster who is incisive and cogent; pencils2, a teen with a Buffet mind; Averagejoe, a man who realized nothing is solved by tears so makes laughter; mungofitch and his analysis of MI; stevenklein for being an absolute mench; redsavina for consistency; WatchingThe Herd, possibly one of the best writers I have the pleasure of reading even though I don’t always agree; reggebah for his wry look at the world, and that's just who’ve been nominated so far.

It’s enough to make me weep in my beer.

You said, “It ain’t over…” Did you mean it ain’t over until it’s over or it ain’t over until the fat lady sings? If it’s the latter, a note to TMFTwitty: expect contralto Deirdre on the next bus.

MichaelR
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