Speaking of the pet calendar, please get your entries in! The first deadline was yesterday.
Look for Pet Calendar Info in the upper right, just under the balloon man; that’s where you’ll find the info if you’re on a computer or a tablet in landscape mode. If you’re on a phone, or on a tablet in portrait mode, look for it in the hamburger; that’s what some people call the 3 horizontal lines (top right) on a mobile device.
John is planning a couple of In Memoriam pages at the front of the 2020 BJ Pet Calendar, and we need your help.
Do you have a favorite comment by General Stuck or Schlemazel? Stories from a meetup with efgoldman? Something you learned from greennotGreen or Scotian?
Was there an epic fight between the General and Cornerstone? You know, more than the usual. A favorite Charlie story? Words of wisdom from Schlemazel? Something that greennotGreen shared that particularly touched you?
Do you know some charming thing about one of our beloved commenters that we would all love to hear about? Something that would make us laugh, or wipe our eyes?
I searched for each person, and there are 461 pages of threads that match with efgoldman, 67 for greennotGreen, 217 for Schlemazel, 1302 for General Stuck, and 12 pages for Scotian.
There may be more for pages for General Stuck, but he changed his nym fairly frequently and I don’t remember all the nyms he used. Searching for “stuck” gave the best results and found a couple of his nyms. Do you guys remember any nyms for Stuck besides General Stuck and General Winfield Stuck? (edit: Stuck in the Funhouse, supplied by Librarian.)
Do you remember the spelling of the other nym was that was close to Schlemazel, but not exactly that? Or what his original nym was before he switched it to one of those? Satby did some sleuthing, and it was Schlemizel in 2012. That gives us a few more years of his comments.
I know he and I had a long conversation about why he changed his nym, but to find that one I need to know the original spelling before it became Schlemazel. If I could find that conversation, I think we could find what his first nym had been.
Reminder: all of efgoldman’s original comments were somehow corrupted on the old site and were no longer there in the old database when we checked about year ago. Any comments that efgoldman REPLIED to are in there. So if EF wrote a comment about the awesome watermelon he found at the farmer’s market, that comment is not in the wordpress database. But if YOU wrote a comment about the awesome watermelon you found, and efgoldman replied to your comment, his reply will be in there.
We have at least a couple of folks with great Google Fu – Steeplejack and Another Scott. They did some efgoldman sleuthing last year, and I believe Steep is making a last ditch effort with a 2-year old backup to see if any of efgoldman’s comments can be found. If there’s something that was important that you haven’t been able to find, maybe they can help us out? Subaru Diane, I hope you see this, too!
In the meantime, if you have stories, memories, or quotes to share, jump right in!
Let’s take this great idea of John’s and turn it into something special. Are you guys up for that?
Update: We want everyone to have the opportunity to contribute ideas for the In Memoriam section, if you so desire. Since the deadline is so short, if you think you might be proposing something over the next few days, please pipe up in the comments IN THIS THREAD to let us know that so we can plan for more input. Or not. Thank You!
Update 12/10: If you would like to contribute further to the In Memoriam portion of the calendar, please send email to WaterGirl at the balloon-juice address.