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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2018, 04:46:46 AM »
I dare much.  It's high time you knew.
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« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2018, 04:50:54 AM »
I dare much.  It's high time you knew.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2018, 05:06:44 AM »
Taketh one to know one, doth it not?
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2018, 10:15:33 AM »
This deserves a special prize. Unfortunately, I dont have one to give.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2018, 10:40:36 AM »
I too am leaving GMG!

OH NO!!!!
COME BACK!!!

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »
YOU'RE WELCOME!!!

Isn't about time to leave again. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2018, 11:16:27 AM »
Isn't about time to leave again. :)

Sorry to see you go!

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2018, 12:50:14 PM »
I too am leaving GMG!

I'm back now.

 ;D  ;D

Not even enough time to shed a tear ...or tear a shed...  :P  0:)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #110 on: September 12, 2018, 01:25:10 PM »
Sorry to see you go!

I was referring to your imminent departure. :)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »
I was referring to your imminent departure. :)

No such luck, mate.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #112 on: December 07, 2019, 02:49:44 PM »
You can check out any time you like, Florestan,
but you can never leave!

wah-wah-wah-wah-WAAAAAAA
na na na, na naaaaaaa
WAAAAAAAAAAAAA do-do-do-do-do-do-do-doooo
daladaladaladadaladalaDEEEOOOO-.......
^guitar solo .... phonetically
Your barricades lie broken ... your enemies lord.

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #113 on: December 07, 2019, 03:21:39 PM »
Speaking for myself (as most here do & why wouldn't we), I'm rather fond of the Book of Common Prayer's 1548 staunch and non-sentimental way of calling things by their name:

for better for worse, for richer for poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
till death us depart, according to God's holy ordinance:
and thereto I plight thee my troth      8)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #114 on: December 07, 2019, 03:23:51 PM »
Speaking for myself (as most here do & why wouldn't we), I'm rather fond of the Book of Common Prayer's 1548 staunch and non-sentimental way of calling things by their name:

for better for worse, for richer for poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
till death us depart, according to God's holy ordinance:
and thereto I plight thee my troth      8)

Did you just marry the GMG website?  ;)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #115 on: December 07, 2019, 04:05:03 PM »
Did you just marry the GMG website?  ;)
It was the chilling, blessed day of April 07, 2007, according to the scriptorial scripture, a Saturday I'll never forget.  8)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #116 on: December 08, 2019, 04:53:42 AM »
It was the chilling, blessed day of April 07, 2007, according to the scriptorial scripture, a Saturday I'll never forget.  8)

It was April 08 2007 according to my records. I joined on April 07 2007, the day before and ever since, according to my wife, have been 'having an affair' with my CD collection  :o

Maybe redemption is still possible but I doubt it.
 >:D
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #117 on: December 08, 2019, 06:32:42 AM »
It was April 08 2007 according to my records. I joined on April 07 2007, the day before and ever since, according to my wife, have been 'having an affair' with my CD collection  :o

Maybe redemption is still possible but I doubt it.

 >:D


Consider W.C. Fields: "Don't tell me that you can't swear off alcohol!  It's easy!  I have sworn off alcohol a thousand times!"   ;)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #118 on: December 08, 2019, 07:11:38 AM »

Consider W.C. Fields: "Don't tell me that you can't swear off alcohol!  It's easy!  I have sworn off alcohol a thousand times!"   ;)

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #119 on: December 08, 2019, 11:18:55 AM »
It was April 08 2007 according to my records. I joined on April 07 2007, the day before and ever since, according to my wife, have been 'having an affair' with my CD collection  :o

Maybe redemption is still possible but I doubt it.
 >:D

To cite the - in urgent cases like this - indispensable 1548 Book of Common Prayer once again, gospel reading for today (Second Sunday in Advent):

When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.  8)
… music is not only an 'entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.    RVW, 1948