I was waiting for someone else to mention it, since I'm not really into these things, but I believe the 50,000th post was by Kam, no. 192 in 'Harbourlynx'. If my math is right. Does he get a hat, or something?
When did you first start reading this forum? A little over 2 years ago.
How did you find out about this place? Google, I think, looking for info on the old Black Ball boats.
How long until you started posting here? I can't recall...a couple of months, I think.
What types of issues / topics keep you interested in this place? Discussing the old boats in the fleet, and on the flip side the new boats being added...the sharing of all the photographs and the continued differences of opinion on various issues.
What do you think of the growing group of WSF enthusiasts on this board? I think it is great! I'm happy to see there is such an interest on both sides of the border. I'm also happy it doesn't involve the "my ferry system is better than yours" kind of thing. I'm glad that everyone can see and appreciate the differences in the two systems. I hope more enthusiasts keep cropping up.
Can you give any examples of "differences" that you've noticed between a WSF enthusiast and a BCFS enthusiast? re topics of interest, age/demographic, etc? I think that, in general, that crowd of BCFS enthusiasts tend to be a much younger crowd.
As an employee of WSF, how careful do you have to be about what you say on this forum? Does it all come down to common-sense, about what you can say, re specific insider things? Sort of an employee. I'm a contract worker that happens to work on the boats. Still, this does leave me with some insider info, I suppose. Anyway, I am careful about some things I post. I'd never post anything on specific safety procedures or security/customs issues--unless it is in the public record already, of course.
How easy or tough is it to draw the line between yourself as a career mariner, yourself as a WSF employee, and yourself as a general enthusiast and historian of the ships? Are there role-boundaries that you need to stay conscious of? Oh, pretty easy. Again, if I were a true WSF employee it might kill the enthusiasm. (Cleaning messy heads would probably do that.) I'm kind of unique in that I get to enjoy the daily operations of the vessel without being responsible for any of it. I think if anything working on the boats with DFA has done nothing but increase my understanding and appreciation of the vessels, the history, and of the crews and their duties.
If you could rent a time-machine, and go back in time and ride one or two retired ships in their era, which ships would these be? And what would the route be? And what would the era be? One or two!?! Oh, there's a lot! Specifically I can say for certain the Chinook on a trip from Seattle to Victoria, the San Mateo on any route, and the Vashon in the San Juans. Oh, the Kalakala too, on a Seattle-Bremerton run. I'd love to be able to take the trips during the Black Ball era then shortly after WSF took over to see the differences. On the B.C. side, let's say a trip on the City of Sacramento down here and then as the Kahloke.
If you could change one thing at WSF today, what would it be? Funding. The DOT needs to quit drawing this distinction between the ferries and roads. Quit putting a double whammy on commuters with the gas tax and fares and pony up and fund them like any other highway in the state.
If you could change one thing about the typical ferry-passenger, what would it be? A bit of understanding when a vessel breaks down. These boats run tirelessly--7 days a week, close to 24 hours a day. The fact that they break down infrequently as they do is a testament to the great job the engineers do. You'd never expect your car to run like that and keep going. That and when I'm trying to count the till, don't ask me what time we get back to Anacortes.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Oh, try to be a little more patient I think.
Re your mariner career: - What types of work / positions have you done? Oh, the same thing--just hanging out at the Duty Free.
- what is the "highlight" so far? Selling the $1200.00 bottle of Louis the XIII
- what is the toughest moment (bad, sad, annoying....)? That'd be the 8-10 foot seas in Haro Strait last November.
- What is the strangest thing that you've seen at work? Oh lordy, that's a hard one. So many odd things have happened! The most remarkable though was when we had to stop the Elwha for a large pod of orca. They swam right up to the boat and all around us for a good twenty minutes. It was really quite a sight to behold.
- What gets you out of bed in the morning, eager to get to work? The scenery. I never, ever tire of the Anacortes-Sidney route. It changes every day, and always holds something different.
If you had one bit of advice or message to the typical "ferry-fan" here on this forum, what would it be? Don't forget the past. I understand the predisposition to focus on everything that is new, but always remember the roots from which the modern fleet grew from. So much history is lost these days, it is important to be guardians of history, particularly when corporate entities have little concern with it. (For the record I hold BCF and WSF equally guilty of this.)
Mr. Ever Green Fleet (no relation to Lookout Frederick Fleet), thank you for allowing us to get to know you better. Your interview responses were definitely not "slim pickins'".
Post by Low Light Mike on Mar 28, 2007 19:32:21 GMT -8
Here's another member-interview. I know that you've been waiting for this one, with "baited-breath."
Here is the Hornbyguy interview. His responses are in bold-italics. I think he had a Vitamin-B12 shot before answering the questions, but I'll let you folks be the judge of that.....
Will your 1,000th post be significant for you, and what does it represent to you? Very significant. It represents, well, I guess the first step on the way to 2,000, and I thought I would mark this milestone by, maybe, getting some botox injections, or perhaps going into rehab, you know, to prepare me for the journey...
- How did you find out about this forum? Looking around the 'net to see if there was actually anyone conversing about ferries.
- When did you join this forum? Late at night. Everyone was sleeping, so there were no witnesses.
- How long did you post as a guest before joining? I had posted for sometime as "Quinsam Teen" before I sold the name to some kid on Vancouver Island. Seriously, I don't think I ever 'guested'.
- What are your "ferry interests" and why? This is both for real-life, and for topics of discussion on this board. Pretty much all aspects of the ferry world, although I have limited aptitude for the engineering end. Most political, social, historical and operational facets get my attention.
- How often do you check the board, and do you have a daily routine re this? No routine really. I look in when I'm on the computer.
- What other internet stuff do you enjoy or participate in? Other than the usual 'surfing', I do very little on the computer. I think people in general spend waaay too much time staring at a screen.
- Seeing as how you don't "post for the sake of posting", what types of issues/threads will compel you to post a reply? Any time I feel like sharing a thought or offering a different perspective. Can be anything. Probably the controversial stuff gets more of my attention, but sometimes I try to fight that, as I think, "Gee, it feels like we've done this before..."
- Some folks might observe your posts, and conclude that your posting strategy is mainly to do rebuttals/challenges to Cascade's posts. Is that a fair comment? Can you debunk that generalisation, and offer some thoughts on why it seems that so many of your posts are part of a "back & forth" with Cascade? Well, cascade is 110% wrong, on everything, all the time, and I just always feel obliged to point that out. There are a lot of tender young psyches on this board which could suffer irreparable harm under a deluge of unchallenged cascadian assertions; someone has to provide the "forth" to his "back". Besides, in deciphering his posts, I'm learning another dialect of English, hence, a preliminary reply to your question about the educational value of this forum.
- Do you think that a passion for serious discussion is misunderstood on this forum? Do you think that intellectual argument can be mistaken for quarreling? And do you think that most people can differentiate differences-of-opinion from personal gripes? (what I'm getting at, is do you think that your content & posting style is misunderstood by some?) Whether it's arguing, quarrelling, or serious discussion, I know that some members would rather just look at photos and share stories of fan trips... and that's fine. There are tons of threads here, and something for everyone. Personal gripes and informed opinions are both very subjective to our individual experiences and biases; sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. I can understand if people can't be bothered.
- What are the ferry related issues that we discuss, that you feel really strongly about? and why? The 'North sinking, and it's crew- I don't like reactionary condemnation. Public vs. private ferry enterprise- I think some people lack historical or worldwide perspective. Constant carping from the same viewpoint is also irritating. One thing we don't discuss, but should, and which I feel really strongly about, is the extremely thin toilet paper in the ferry washrooms. Jeez, you have to fold that stuff over about ten times...
- How has this forum participation given you entertainment or education or even fun? (ie. what do you enjoy about this place?) See earlier comment re: education... It's just a great place to keep up with all the big issues and the minutiae surrounding ferries. Some lively discussion, good photography, lots of details for us 'nerds'.
- What do you suggest to improve this forum? Maybe a bit more focus on ferries elsewhere, although there seems to be limited interest. There's only so much you can say about the Queen of Esquimalt, or so many pictures of her to look at, and it would be nice if our international areas were more active. Other than that, things are good as they are.
- Your command of the Queen's English, in written form, is very fine. To what do you attribute this to? Actually, I have all my stuff written by an Internet Post Writing Service. Left to my own devices, I can barely string two words together.
- On a rainy day, would you rather read of good book, or watch TV or a movie? We have a fairly large book collection, we rent a couple of movies a week, and we are addicted to American Idol and Survivor, among other brain numbing fare.
- What are your favourite ferries, past or present, and why? Past: Sechelt Queen, and any Princess boat. Just love the style, in the case of CP, often style over function. I find most of the bigger ferries kind of boring, prefer smaller open deck vessels where you can be close to the water, with one or more decks above. Yuck to the Q and K barges.
- What do you do on-board, on a typical trip on Route-30 on your way to/from your cabin? Eat, read, check out the car decks, wander.
- What do you typically do during your (long) waits at Duke Point or Tsawwassen terminals? Duke Point is the most boring place to be stuck- thank goodness for reservations.
- Looking back at the 1991-2001 terms of the BC NDP Governments, what are some of the positives and negatives from their legacy re ferries and transportation? (I'm so tired of the fastcat rhetoric. There has been lots of time that has now passed-by, to reflect on the legacies, so please offer us your balanced viewpoint on this). They started a consultative process with ferry dependent communities which is very important. They experimented with late night sailings. They were more open minded in examining wide ranging transit strategies for Greater Vancouver, and if the fast ferry program had been managed differently, we could have had a re-vitalized ship building industry here on the west coast. Unfortunately, they put off renewing the BC Ferries fleet.
- Any other comments re ferries or this forum or the people here? I know that sometimes we're just out for the ride, but if you have the chance, get off the boat and explore. This coast is too full of places to be curious about to just be satisfied with getting there and coming back.
============================= Hornbyguy, thanks for sharing with us.
Post by Low Light Mike on Apr 17, 2007 19:59:57 GMT -8
John H. and Hornbyguy have both recently passed the 1,000 post mark. Both of these members likely don't care too much about this 1,000 mark.
That being said:
- For John H., the more important thing is that he started this here forum.
- For Hornbyguy, the more important thing is that he is a regular contributor to this forum. Lately, he's been posting some pretty interesting photographs. I wonder what other photos he has, that we haven't seen yet?
Post by Low Light Mike on Jun 2, 2007 18:40:02 GMT -8
Here's another member-interview, this time with the member originally known as "ferrymaniac101", more formally known as "Dan", currently known as some sort of alpha / numeric type, known by others as "the all-caps screamer of Bremerton".....
Whatever his username currently is, he's fast approaching 3,000 posts on this forum, so you're likely to have already met the aquaintance of his posts, and the opinions contained therein. Hopefully you will find this interview to be a good source of "useful context".....
(Member replies are in bold-italics)
- When did you join the forum? I joined back in August of 2003 when it was in it’s conception, though I did take an absence due to inactivity, until they yahoo board got dead and I realized how much discussion was being generated on this forum.
- How long were you guest-posting or lurking before that? I don’t think I ever guest-posted before I became a member, but I had lurked around when the URL was posted on the yahoo group website. I decided to become a member right then and there.
- How did you first find the forum? What were you looking for? I first found this from the yahoo group when john posted the URL to it. I was seeing if any other discussion related to BC Ferries was going on since at the time, I was crazed about BC Ferries.
- What have your various usernames been on this forum, and what are the reasons for the various names? Ferrymaniac101 has been my original just cause I was so crazed at the time, and then it was time for a change.
Dan_ze_man that is when I joined the MSN group in summer of 2005, in fact, that is when I met the first person I first met online, aka Mr. Skier down at Swartz Bay. That name was just for a change
Dan: Well that is what I go by now
Mugshot_esp: I think I got this one off of the Powell River end of summer bash when I mugged Shane really good, made everyone laugh.
Political Incorrectness: I started talking about politics but I think I took this off from numerous discussions from members on MSN. I think it was the frustration of the history that led to the privatization of BCFS. (Still hate him to this day).
Political Rebel: Origin is from my talks of sounding like a rebel on politics, especially here since they have begun to piss me off on giving in the towel to an idiot.
Coming soon, a new username.
- How much WSF discussion was on the forum, back when you first joined? There was a little bit but it was more settled to service notices, Karl and I were the only ones posting at the time about all the incidents and I was the one who got a ranting title from all my frustration I vented in a new thread.
- How have you seen the WSF discussion topics evolve and grow, in the time since you have joined? Since we have been having more WSF members, we now have an insiders view of what happens at WSF and what is going on, along with what vessels will be going for maintenance, history of the ships (ferrrynutseattle’s contribution to the forum), and various discussion.
- Can you compare or contrast the various discussions in the BCFS and WSF threads? ie. do we talk about similar issues, or are there some unique items to either area?
Lists are so much easier for me so here are some of them
Similarities: -Bulletins are talked about -Multiple medical emergencies -What is going on in maintenance? -Out of the ordinary. -Plenty of photos -Members of various knowledge on discussion -History of vessels is shared -Plenty of politics on each end -Security being overboard -Plenty of stuff on eBay, though much of it illegitimate
Differences: -Retired Ferries are more of a concern to where they went for BC where as WA state, we have the history of the locations plus more. -Impact on communities is not discussed much in WSF section.
- What are some of your favourite all-time topics on this forum? Probably was the listing of issues of the semi-privatized system. Right now with this saga that you brought up I am looking forward to. Why is the sky blue? Has been an interesting one since it is anything goes that is within rules, otherwise talk away. I especially like graham’s topics of political discussion since I have been very enthusiastic about politics.
- How have you yourself changed, over the time that you've been participating on this forum? New viewpoints, style change, etc? Well, as you can see, I am a bit less of a ranter and doing the all caps thing and rather a bit more constructive in posting though sometimes I do get rather lazy and do some one liners. Now that I understand more, I have changed my views from finding more information since I tend to rush judgment on certain issues. Though before I do that now, I ask questions to further my understanding of the topic to see if I can add some more input to discussion, though every once in awhile, I get too bored and lose myself. (but don’t we all slip once in awhile?)
- What do you see as your "role" on this forum? ie. what role do you play? Now that is an interesting question, one that I would never think of. I think it is more of an attempt to generate discussion and expand ideas further within a topic so that all might have a better understanding of the topic.
- If you could meet any poster in-person, who would that be, and why? That would be a tough choice, I have already met 11 people from the forum, but there are a few members I still want to meet. Out of all I still want to meet, I’d have to say Jim since he has a large collection dating back into the 70s and has posted some great pictures of the forum, still is today of the modern day fleet but those contributions make me drop my mouth sometimes. The Queen of New Westminster at HSB in the snow (not sure it was a V class though) was a very rare and very interesting picture that I loved since I have a passion for snow.
- How are you different in "real-life", than in your forum persona? I can tell you that I am still opinionated and I am still somewhat of a ranter. In real life, I am a bit more political than most due to my enthusiasm, which I don’t really reveal much on the forum. Working on guitar and yes, a computer geek, dancer (informal), and electronic junky. We all got our weird hobbies don’t we?
- What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time (not on the forum, but in life)? I do not know where to go from here, I still have a passion for computers, yet like the water (though can’t swim well). I can tell you that my goal is to move into BC since I love the province and its openness. I plan on going beyond secondary school and going into college. Otherwise, from there, I have yet to decide on a carrier.
- If you could change 1 thing on this forum, what would it be? Not the members that’s for sure. I wish we had some feature to integrate the design into John’s website so that it is more connected since we are a well-established community. I thought we’d never get this big, apparently, I was wrong.
- If you could change 1 thing in BCFS or WSF, what would it be? In BCFS, I would have to say destroy the Coastal Ferries Act since that has created many problems for users and catering to the 1% of us who are rich instead of the hard working middle class.
- If you could change 1 thing in the world, what would it be? That’s easy, get rid of the U.S. Congress and have the people as a whole in the nation be more informed on politics as an alternative so we can actually encourage active citizens.
- What are your interests, outside of ferries and internet? I like to bike around up in Port Angeles, there is a trail that connects Squiem Washington and the upper Olympic Peninsula. Rode it a few times and especially when it is hot out since you get winds on the trail. I like to play guitar even though I am not that good at it, but I am hoping to get better at it soon. I do skiing at Crystal Mountain in winter, in fact, skied a lot on my own last year. On a Sunday (as much as I wanted to go to church, can’t help the slopes) Had a fresh 6” of powder and was snowing all day long, I’d love to relive that day with all the fresh powder.
- What's something that other members would be surprised at, about you? I am not the typical teenager and go my own direction and hang out with the more mature crowd instead of more in my generation. For some reason, I can attract ladies too good and do not ask me why. Also, I am a Canadian wannabe since I have been using more metric now (much easier system)
- Any other comments? A few things 1. WSF should serve better food 2. I want to visit Revelstoke or Whistler someday to ski 3. Never hassle with American tourists if they know locals (got that at a hotel placing us into downtown eastside due to being out of room) 4. If only idiocy was a crime is one of my favourite sayings
========================= ....there you have it. Dan's a great interview, giving lots of detail and color in his responses. Thanks.
Post by Low Light Mike on Jun 4, 2007 22:06:38 GMT -8
The "Barnacle" Interview: (Barnacle's answers are in bold-italics and are sharp & cutting....)
(ps: this interview includes illustrations, added by the interviewer, after the fact). ===============================
- When did you join the forum? I officially joined the forum in September 2006, though I did post a few times as Guest when Evergreenfleet pointed out an issue or two that perhaps needed an inside clarification.
- How long were you guest-posting or lurking before that? Only a couple of months. Lurkers on web forums particularly annoy me, so once it became clear I was going to be here on a long-term basis, I simply signed up.
- How did you first find the forum? What were you looking for? Evergreenfleet turned me on to it (if such a phrase isn't giving away my age), and I was primarily interested in the Northwest Ferries section at the time. But I've since learned that the BCFC has a fan following that is largely equivalent, and I enjoy learning about their system too.
- What have your various usernames been on this forum, and what's the reasons for the various names? Other than adding a capital B, I've only been Barnacle. When I joined up, I was still working as a quartermaster on WSF's international run, and the name actually came from a friendly argument with another co-worker before I became a QM. He had a nautical dictionary that he brought with him to work, and he read to me a very formal definition of the role of the quartermaster. I removed the dictionary from his hands and added, "Two. 'Coffee-drinking barnacle.'" I called him Barney for the remainder of the season, so your referral to myself as 'Barney' at the end of your message is doubly appropriate. I'm no longer a quartermaster (my "permanent" position is that of able-bodied seaman, but I work as a chief mate nine months of the year).
- You are an "International Poster", meaning that you seem to post regularly in both the Northwest-USA forum-page and in the BC-forum-page. Regular Cross-border-posting is kind of rare on this forum, so to what do you attribute your cross-border presence? ie. why are you a regular contributer to both BC & Washington threads? I don't know that there's really one solid reason, but there's several half-reasons. Both systems stemmed greatly from the Puget Sound Navigations Company (Black Ball Line); I work the international run in real world; I enjoy reading about BCF from the perspective of its patrons and fans; and I enjoy vacationing in your fair country whenever possible, and I generally find interacting with Canadians to be a much more civilised (!) experience than with my own countrymen.
- Can you compare or contrast the various discussion in the BCFS and WSF threads? ie. do we talk about similar issues, or are there some unique items to either area? The two systems are very similar, and I think it's almost inevitable that a lot of the issues overlap--new vessel construction, vessel refurbishment, route scheduling, fare gouging, system delays and breakdowns, that sort of thing. About the only difference is the foibles of government operations versus those of faux-private operations.
- What are some of your favourite all-time topics on this forum? I've enjoyed the ones on the historical aspects the most, because it seems to be where most of my knowledge and interest is. But sometimes the "Why Is The Sky Blue?" thread is amusing too. And of course, the Queen of Richmond. Graham's Photography Channel is always interesting to view because of his creativity, even if he does make some people bristle by how he gets the shots.
- What do you see as your "role" on this forum? ie. what role do you play? Designated codger/curmudgeon, and owner of the inside scoop on why Washington State Ferries does what it does (at least until "In Washington" signs up). I'd claim to be a historical expert, but frankly Evergreenfleet's got me seriously trumped in that department. And now that I've been shown TinyPic.com, I'll be sharing more of my historical photos.
- If you could meet any poster in-person, who would that be, and why? Hey, that's not fair! I'd certainly like to meet more than one. I obviously know Evergreenfleet quite well; I'd probably have to pick Flugel Horn because being about the same age we have a fair amount in common.
- How are you different in "real-life", than in your forum persona? Oh boy. That's tough to see from the inside. I'm less of an insufferable know-it-all... less of an old crank... but, on the other hand, I'm considerably taller in real life.
- Compare and/or contrast your photography collection and tastes to that of Mr. EvergreenFleet. What are some differences in the things that interest you re ferry-photographs, compared to Mr. Pickens? His interests are very similar in the type of material, but his scope is much broader than mine. His collection includes a considerable amount of BC Ferries shots and the older Puget Sound NavCo/Black Ball fleet; mine is more strictly that of WSF and the Black Ball boats that overlapped into BC Ferries. Though I will also admit I have the odd shot of some other Puget Sound boats. I also tend to go for the slides more than he, and I own all the film.
- If you were guarding the foot-bridge in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail, and got to ask the 3 life-or-death questions, what would your third question be? (besides: #1 "What is your name?" & #2: "What is your Quest?"). #3 would be: "____?" - If you don't understand this question, then please explain how a ferry-nerd is not also automatically a Grail-nerd..... 'What do the lot of you want on your pizza?' By the time a consensus is reached among four people, the pizza shop would have closed for the evening and the Grail would be safe.
- What are your 3 favourite retired ships? and why.... WSF's Vashon--the last wooden ferry in the fleet; WSF's San Mateo, last of the steamers and one I'd admired for years in Lake Union; and... um. After those two it gets hazy... oh, heck. The Queen Mary. She's a grand old lady, and if you get the chance to wander aboard her, do it. Also an honourable mention for the California Maritime Academy's Golden Bear II, the first ship I ever sailed on. (Hey, you said ship, so they're fair game, right?)
- What are your 3 favourite active ships? and why... That one I can fill entirely with ferries. The Evergreen State is my hands-down operating favorite; she's a dream to run and very comfortable for the crew. She's a drag for the customers, though, because she's slow and her passenger accomodations are rather limited.
Number two would probably be the Kaleetan as a slight favourite over the other Supers, as I've spent a fair amount of time on her and it is, thus far, the only vessel where I have worked as Captain.
Number three... well, truthfully, I'm pretty fond of whichever boat I happen to be working on at the moment, because I love my job. So I guess right now that's the cranky ol' Hyak. She hasn't had her operating gear worked over as heavily as the Kaleetan and Yakima (the Elwha is a special mess of her own) and as a result, she handles differently than the other Supers and, IMHO, better. The old girl's got a lot of power hiding under that car deck and the telegraph-style controls are more versatile than people think. Plus, I like the challenge.
- What are your interests, outside of ferries and internet? (bewildered look) There's more to life than ferries and internet?
Seriously though... I like the occasional round of golf, major-junior hockey, road trips in Canada (though I want to see the US too), rhododendron gardening (with hope to expand to hybridizing), Seattle history, reading, playing the piano, listening to jazz (particularly Vince Guaraldi), and baked goods. (Eating, not necessarily making.)
- What's something that other members would be surprised at, about you? I have a desire to learn how to play the bagpipes.
- Who are your top-5 all-time favourite W.H.L. hockey players? In no particular order: Bret DeCecco, Cody Rudkowsky, Tyler Metcalfe, Darren McLachlan, and Tyler Willis. All Seattle Thunderbirds, of course.
- Who's the best WHL player that you ever saw play live-in-person? a three-way tie between Patrick Marleau, Jordin Tootoo, and Jarome Iginla. (I hated Iginla--he and the Kamloops Blazers could just absolutely eat the Thunderbirds' lunch. )
- What is the Washington-state equivalent of a Tim-Hortons? Both culturally and product-wise? Culturally, Ivar's Clam Chowder (before it became mass-produced dreck). Product-wise, Starbuck's started here. But as far as their coffee, I'd personally recommend shipping it to Saskatchewan for use in repaving TC-1; their coffee tastes like asphalt to me.
- Who do you like best? Bob, or Doug McKenzie? (eh?) Oh, drat. The tall one--whichever one is played by Dave Thomas.
- If either Bob or Doug McKenzie worked on a Washington State Ferry, what would his job most likely be? (eh?) Cabin cleaner... anything else would require too much amibiton. Good day eh!
- Any other comments? I'm sure I had some somewhere, but it's allergy season and my sinuses are pounding rather insistently on the inside of my skull, so I'll probably let this golden opportunity pass.
So why does barnacle rate an interview, anyway? What's he accomplished around here? I thought that interviews were for people who'd done something really significant, like reaching a post count with lots of zeros in it. What's barnacle reached? 869 or something? What kind of a number is 869? Used to be a pretty exclusive club, when the Edward R. Murrow of ferry discussion forums sent you that list of probing questions.... now, anyone can be famous. Next, he'll be wanting to interview Chris on the occasion of his thirteenth auto breakdown on the way to a ferry event. These interviews are in danger of becoming something less than serious journalism.
Post by Political Incorrectness on Jun 6, 2007 14:25:53 GMT -8
LOL! Who said they were journalsim? That I find a bit insulting if you refer it to today's media. There is a thing called the inside scoop. When someone has it, they are famed. Or it could be due to boredom. Ask the man who asked the questions, perhaps he'll give you the horn