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Top Ten All-Time Forons

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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby jjoyce » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:45 am

Well, definitely.

Honorable mention.
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby fisticuffs » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:44 pm

The following awards were presented at a pre-forum cast ceremony.

Crunchiest shell award: Taco
Best Chuck Schick impersonation: Mean Sceanster
Most posts in a row: Cornbread
Best fictional character: John Fajardy
Best use of jiggling: Ned Flanders
Longest release of a top ten list: Jjoyce
The Herpee award for foron who just keeps coming back: tie between Blaska and Mr. Blues
Best defense of participants in a foursome gone wrong: Teacher
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:34 am

What we really want to know is..

Quien es mas macho?
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby Taco » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:53 am

CORRECTION:

Crunchiest shell award: Taco
Best Chuck Schick impersonation: Mean Sceanster
Most posts in a row: Cornbread
Best fictional character: John Fajardy
Best use of jiggling: Ned Flanders
Longest release of a top ten list: Jjoyce
The Herpee award for foron who just keeps coming back: tie between Blaska and Mr. Blues
Best defense of participants in a foursome gone wrong: Teacher[/quote]

Corrección: I am the crunchiest and yet, also the softest. I contain multitudes.

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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby ilikebeans » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:01 pm

I'm sorry, Taco, but before we give you a trophy, you need to explain this liason:

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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby jjoyce » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:02 pm

And now, for the TOP THREE (tm).

My rationale for this triumvirate is that they have contributed content that people have regularly and specifically sought out on TDPF. They are also people whose contributions have caused people to approach me in real life and ask about them. I've met, conversed, dined and drunk with all three and enjoyed it. I would not have known any of them were it not for TDPF.

With that preamble out of the way, #3 is Marvell.

One of my biggest regrets in life is losing track of Marvell's epic series of posts telling the story of his adventures aboard an Alaskan fishing boat. It was riveting stuff. People stayed late at their work places to catch up on it, including most of the Isthmus staff. There have been a few ongoing series on these pages (blunt's dispatches about jail, Rob Dz's "Ask a black man") that have been great, but few have been better written or executed than Marvell's ultimate fish story.

But M's other contributions to the site have been equally laudable for their humor and timing. Is anyone better at delivering a single sentence stinger?
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:26 pm

jjoyce wrote:One of my biggest regrets in life is losing track of Marvell's epic series of posts telling the story of his adventures aboard an Alaskan fishing boat. It was riveting stuff.

Lead a happier life.
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby christopher_robin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:48 pm

Hip-hop hooray.

I kind of lost track of Marvell here but he is one of the folks that make it all worthwhile. I, too, met him in real life after sparring on the forum, and we proceeded to drink a beer or seven. He's all right.

When he turns up at my DJ gigs he always seems to know all the tunes and has has great asides ("Eliot Easton, baby!").

The fishing story also gets my vote for best writing on the forum, ever.
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby jjoyce » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:12 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
jjoyce wrote:One of my biggest regrets in life is losing track of Marvell's epic series of posts telling the story of his adventures aboard an Alaskan fishing boat. It was riveting stuff.

Lead a happier life.


E'ry day I'm archivin'.
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby Taco » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:23 pm

ilikebeans wrote:I'm sorry, Taco, but before we give you a trophy, you need to explain this liason:



YOLO, beans.

Those were some crazy years for all of us and I have so much antibiotic in my "meat" that it's not like I'm going to catch anything.

Would I get Speared again? Probably not.

FYI - I'm all over Instagram these days.

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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby Marvell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:51 pm

Well, to be fair - Elliot Easton is the shit.
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby bdog » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:16 pm

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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby O.J. » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:32 pm

Top 2 Forons To Be Announced By The End of 2013
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 pm

O.J. wrote:Top 2 Forons To Be Announced By The End of 2013
I don't find Jason's reluctance to finish his list nearly as baffling as Isthmus failing to publicize the winners of the Beer and Cheese Fest poll (or at least explain why they aren't going to.)
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Re: Top Ten All-Time Forons

Postby jjoyce » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:10 pm

The winners, along with Robin Shepard's picks, can be found here:

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/artic ... icle=38847

As for the top two Forons, I have issues with follow-through. That's part of the reason why I'm typing this right now. Thanks for the soul-searching opportunity.
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