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CaptainVertigo
2010-10-01 21:42:19
Bleck is Bleck
I am currently preparing myself mentally and physically for the FIFTH SCAVENGER WALK which is to be held in Wicklow on Saturday 9th October 2010. To this end I have embarked on a program of research of the history of such walks on this site. My first task has been to re-read the entire content of Motley Views. It was a pleasure. As I write there are 145 pages of such views but the number grows larger from week to week. Oh how I wept as I read the first entry dated Christmas Eve 2004 (after midnight) as Djouce uttered the prescient words: "Maybe this could be used as a Noticeboard NW?". How Djouce managed to get his spoke in before Simon3 I know not. Maybe Djouce is some form of alter ego of the Great One? Simon3 didn't respond for over a month and it was February 17th 2005 before SDillmore managed the third contribution! From ugly ducklings such as these came the swan that flies before you.
It was always my intention to annotate the sources of my History of the MV Scavenger Walks (which will be published in a number of Volumes) in a way that would permit readers to check the authorities. Footnotes may seem tiresome now but in a few years you will thank me. In any event I have been stymied before "take off" on that score. You see the Motley pages never maintain the same number because the system is designed so that the most recent page is designated No.1 and so on! Consequently, if I refer to a contribution by Wicklore at Page 46 today that page will have a completely different number next week. Oh hell...Is there any point in me writing a half history? Perhaps I should pack it in?
But, since I have just re-read Motley Views there is something important to be said from those pages. Bleck Cra quite properly praised me to the heights in his recent contributions. Although others may find him a bit salty on occasion I have found him nothing but deferential, and he has the charming telephone manner of a SKY TV receptionist. Rarely has it been necessary to take him to task but when I have to, I have to, and in fairness, he accepts a reprimand rather stoicly. In the course of a recent piece praising my praise of Ahendroff , the poor Bleck betrayed a certain paranoia, even Zenophobia . He failed to embrace wholehearted my use of the phrase "one of our own" in relation to the worthy Hendroff. Now please understand that I unhesitatingly give the Cra-thur the Norn Iron "discount" in relation to such matters. But even so...even so...Does he not see that we are a Band of...Siblings? Does he not realise that no matter what divides us, we are bound together irrevocably in the pursuit of happiness on the hills? So when he speaks of the inevitable divergance of views so manifest amongst the members in this place, let him remember that what binds us together is far more powerful than what keeps us apart. Please, Bleck, no sulking. As my history will reveal it was you who convened the first Scavvy as far back as 2009-04-27 at 23:02:56 Simon Time
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THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 14 hours ago.
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simon3 20 hours ago.
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jgfitz a day ago.
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Onzy a day ago.
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Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
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Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon
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Onzy a week ago.
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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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