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Getting Our Bearings

Hey everyone. So as you have surmised, I was asked (politely) to make Wednesday my last day of work at the Advertiser. Nobody should be upset with the Advertiser; they are keeping to their word and sending me on my way with what they agreed to give me. No hard feelings.

I am hopeful that Brian Woodham, who recently left a part-time gig with ITAT to take a full-time job as a copy editor at the Advertiser, will be given an opportunity to take my old job. Brian would be a great addition. I'll let you know if I hear anything about that.

As I explained on Facebook, we will have a board at with a stricter standard when it comes to cussing and any off-putting shenanigans. Personally, I'm good with the Bunker and have read it for a long time. They get a little upset when things don't go well, which is understandable, but I feel like that board's reputation for savage commentary far exceeds reality.

With that said, we will have a HABOTN-esque board over there for people whose tolerance for cussing is at zero. Just want to make that clear.

I'll be starting at on Monday.

Take care, errybody. Thanks as always for your support!


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Blogger Norm said...


8:38 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

New page smell and no more scrolling for a bit.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Norm said...


That's me at the other place. Whoever that other "Norm" is, it ain't me. Apparently.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Is BOOM! taken?

I was disappointed THT was already taken :(

8:45 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Norm- Well Done.

Right now, I'm WAR-DAMN-EAGLE on the other place, but Jay G said he could help me get it changed. Nice to see you coming off your coin purse.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

by THT, I meant just THT; I was able to register Tar Heel Tiger

let the scrolling begin.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Eddie, I'm sure there's plenty of crow that could be served to me, so I may have go back and start deleting my old posts as fast as possible.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

THT- Too bad you found that one, and I didn't delete it, but the problem is that there are probably at least 10 out there like it :).

8:52 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

If I decide to join 3.0 bubbs better not be taken. That's a deal killer.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I wonder if "Deal Killer" is taken. BTW, 2.0 has always called me bubbs, and now Moseley, my grandpuppy, calls me grandbubbs, so don't go thinkin' you got exclusive rights, buster.

It took me a long while to realize that all those HABOTN posts by bubbs weren't from me.

Well, at least you're not another one of those Jays. That would really confuse me.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

They're tacking a 30 day free trial onto their existing 7 day trial. That offer ends Friday. So, you have that going for you. Which is nice.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Speaking of Jay, isn't this Jay G's first day at his new gig? We may be getting some substance shortly.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yes, it is. What's the over/under on when redirects there?

9:04 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

"bubbs" is just fun to say. And now my kids always see this current avatar and want to watch the short. over. and over. and over.

I call my dad "pops."

It is JayG's first day on the job. And media days this week. I bet he's excited.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

aw rats, I've got work to do. Of all the rotten luck.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

I say redirects sometime later this week.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Nice work, Norm.

10:33 AM  
Blogger michael said...

THT and I (and sometimes Norm) worked hard on what we thought was the last HABOTN page flip. Have our efforts been cheapened now by all these Johnny-come-latelies, THT?

11:03 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thankfully, Steve Sacamano was available on auburnsports. I was sweating that one.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

not at all, Michael. Our Herculean efforts are why we are awesome and everyone else is just a schmuck.

11:07 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I bet "schmuck" is available on auburnsports.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we'll save that one for Mark, or one of the posers.

11:27 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

So what's the general reception of JayG on 3.0? I know Hoke is a fan but what of all the knuckle head subscribers over there?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

based on the one comment to JGT's article, mapsguy thinks he's awesome. I have not ventured to The Bunker and have no immediate plans to do so. We'll wait and see what the HABOTN-like message board looks like.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Some guy "AU_Norm" also seemed to like JGT's initial offering.

12:14 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Well that covers 2 knuckle heads anyway.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I need to spend time I don't have to figure out the layout and other pertinent stuff for HABOTN 3.0

12:39 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I think MJT used to live near where my parents go to church.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

your parents go to Sunday preachin' near a goat farm?

12:42 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

It appears like that may be the case. I'm hoping they aren't unwittingly crossing any boarders.

12:45 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Yeah, I used to see your parents all the time bubbs. One time they invited me to come to their house and clean ants out of their pool. I said no thank you.

12:53 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

What the! My parents got a pool and they didn't tell me about it?! This aggression will not stand, man.

12:55 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Wait. Are you saying Norm is married to my sister, or you are?

I need to sit down.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we sure could have used ol' bubbs on the old thread.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Must be MJT. Since her older brother was died in an accident 25+ years ago, GMB is an only child.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Not sure what's up with that mysterious "was" in the previous post.

1:02 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Why do I think being a part of the extended Eurasian royal family is not a coveted position?

1:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If the ants are in the pool, how come they are so dirty?

1:22 PM  
Blogger michael said...

bubbs - my point wasn't that you are part of the Eurasian royal family, just that your parents use ants to lure people to their house and be mean to them, and also you are not a real person but just an alternate personality of Norm's wife who herself may be an imaginary person. It;s just that simple.

THT - because it's a pool of BLOOD

1:43 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I don't know about this "Norm's wife" junk. That's just, you know, not true. But the bloody ants makes sense. I knew about that. We call that the blool.

I thought they had a new pool. I better email mom again and try to smooth some things over.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

of course you knew about it bubbs, that's why you're so cyanotic. All that hirudotherapy just to fill up the pool. It's got to get tiring.

bubbs's arm

2:00 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

HA! Who can still link on Hv1.0. That's right. I still got it.

2:01 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

That ain't me. I don't live there no more.

I don't know who that was, but I'm sure they were planning on replacing him with MJT. Which it was kind of rude for MJT to turn down an invitation to my parent's house. Who does he think is?

2:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

He thinks he's the King of Eurasia, the Queen of HABOTN, the Master of Thighs, and Volcano Guy. I'm pretty sure he can do as he pleases.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

not to mention Friend of Feng.

2:46 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That's me!

2:59 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Ever been to this place, THT?

3:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Poor bubbs, doesn't know how to hyperlink.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Don't you know I'm too old to copy & paste?

I haven't tried it. I usually hit Parker's on the rare occasions when I'm in Wilson (like last month).

The BBQ Jew doesn't rate Bill's all that highly, but I'm willing to give it a shot next time I'm in town.

Bill Ellis Barbecue, Wilson (E, g/e) – Good buffet but mediocre pork, Ellis’ seems to be coasting on its reputation.

Here's the BBQ Jew's List

5:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Is this thing on?

8:12 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

always, just like a superconducting magnet.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Good evening, Los Calientes.

Just a reminder to those who desire to participate in the British Open golf competition on

Group name: The HABOTN Hotties

Password: getsome

9:19 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I set my teams last week. Get some!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm a busy man, ain't got time for silly games.

5:43 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...


I'm not vouching for Bill's. Just someone (I don't know) said it was great. He could be a real knuckle head for all I know.


Look here King Volcano Thighs, if I wanna use a calm link I can use a calm link. You Bobby Facebook types need to leave me alone.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

It looks like Bubbs is ready to invade Eurasia.

9:29 AM  
Blogger michael said...

a) If bubbs crossed the Eurasian border, he would be, given a good compulsory Eurasian job within 6 or 7 minutes (or eaten by Ostriches depending on where he gets in).

b) I feel confident that bubbs couldn't find Eurasia even if THT showed him where it is on a 200 year old map.

c) bubbs doesn't have any stamina and has a lousy palate, as was confirmed by the BBQ Jew.

d) He doesn't know how to hyperlink, much less coordinate any kind of legitimate invasion force

e) e

10:36 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

1. MJT is an idiot.

b. I can fine Eurasia. It's right next to his asia.

C) I don't need stamina or a palate. Leff lets me borrow both of his. GET SOME!

5. I don't need an invasion force. I've got the guts of Eurasia filled with Silver Back Sabotage Specialists.

F- When you see "MJT" you should pronounce it "midget."

10:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

How about on a 433 year old map?

The various inscriptions translate roughly as follows:

Zlata Baba, that is golden granny, is devotedly worshipped by the Odorians and Iougorians. The priest consults this Idol about what to do and where to go and (it is a wonder to relate) she gives clear answers to those consulting her, leading to certain outcomes.

The inhabitants of this region adore the Sun or a red cloth hanging from a pole. They live their lives in fortresses and eat the meat of animals, snakes and worms, and they have their own language.

This rock which has the shapes of people, cattle, camels and other animals and things was once a group of shepherds and their flocks who suddenly petrified in an amazing metamorphosis, without changing their previous appearance. This miracle took place 300 years ago.

From Mangusla Shaijsure it is a journey of 20 days without encampments and with an exceeding shortage of water. From Shaijsure to Bogar is a similar distance, infested by robbers.

The small city of Corasan has been captured by the king of Persia with the assistance of the Tartars in 1558.

The Kirgessen people live in troops or hordes. They have the following custom: when a priest performs a religious ceremony, he obtains blood, milk and dung of beasts of burden, and mixes it with earth. He pours this in a specific vessel and climbs a tree with it, and when there is a gathering, he sprinkles it over the people, and this sprinkling is considered to be divine, and is worshipped. When someone of them dies, that person is hung up in a tree by way of burial.

Shamarcandia was once the capital of all of Tartary, but now it has decayed to ruins, with many remnants from antiquity. Here Tamerlan lies buried, once the captor of the ruler of the Turks, Bayasid. He took him as a prisoner and abducted him, bound in gold chains. The inhabitants are Muslims.

Cascara. When travelling from here for thirty days, one reaches the borders of the empire of Cathay [China]. The distance between these borders and Cambala is a journey of three months.
* * * * *

Like I said...roughly.

That part about the goat dung being sprinkled on people, that sure sounds like the King of Eurasia. Now we know why he needs to keep it in a cooler.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...


F- When you see "MJT" you should pronounce it "midget."

That is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. I'll never look at MJT the same.

11:33 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Yep. That's why MJT raises goats instead of donkeys. He can ride the goats. Well, that plus all the rocket attachments and what not that you can get for goats.

11:48 AM  
Blogger michael said...

THT - that is pretty interesting stuff. Makes me feel a little bad for destroying so many historical artifacts and people groups to make room for more Krystals across Eurasia.

bubbs - I may be a midget, but at least I'm not biff.

12:19 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Better than Verne.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Good stuff here.

2:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"Oh my!"

- Thomas Q. Jefferson quoting Verne

3:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

MJT = midget

I don't care who you are, that's funny and right up in the front page quote realm.

We should start a petition to get the front page quote rolling again.

4:00 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

That's crazy talk. We're playing in a grave yard over here.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

as opposed to playing in a frivolous or gay yard.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

thanks, bubbs, for just reminding me of those great Mike Lange-isms, like, Get that dog off my lawn!
or Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one, too!
or Scratch my back with a hacksaw!
or He hit him so hard his kids will be born dizzy!
or (and especially for MJT (yes, I thought the correct pronunciation as I typed it)...
Michael Michael Motorcycle!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


4:39 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I don't know how I managed to help you out, but you're welcome.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yard=lawn-->Get that dog off my lawn--->

Oh no, Eddie Spaghetti!

Great balls of fire

Slap me silly, Sidney

You’d have to be here to believe it

Never teach a pig to sing

Can I get a witness?!

The turkey is on the table

Go ahead, make my day!

Scratch my back with a hacksaw

How much fried chicken can you eat?

He doesn’t know whether to cry or wind his watch

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog!

He takes the heat out of a hot kitchen

Hop in the Cordova baby, we’re going bowlin’

Buy Sam a drink and get his dog one too

He picked his pocket like he was walking down 5th Avenue

Get in the fast lane grandma, the bingo game is ready to roll

It’s a hockey night in Pittsburgh

If you missed this one, shame on you for six weeks

Lookout Loretta

He’s throwing out checks like it’s the first of the month

Donna needs a donut

Stop the press It’s time to buy new shoes

Shave my face with a rusty razor

Hallelujah Hollywood!

He beat him like a rented mule

He smoked him like a bad cigar

Michael, Michael, motorcycle

He's got more patience than Mercy hospital

He gave him more moves than Mae West

Call Arnold Slick from Turtle Creek

Let’s go hunt moose on a Harley

Buzzing like beeeees around a hive

He went right down Broadway and then some

Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building

He’s smilin’ like a butcher’s dog

I’ll be cow-kicked

She wants to sell my monkey

Puttin’ on the ritz

Book ‘em Dano

Get that dog off my lawn

He hasn't scored since the eighth-grade picnic

That's the brief list.

5:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Where's the beef?!

6:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!!!

7:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

That's not a knife. This is a knife!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If it bleeds, we can kill it!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

To be the man, you gotta beat the man. Wooooooo!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...


No time is a good time for goodbye.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

This ain't from a Hottie, but it is definitely frontpage quote-worthy:

"They've also got prettier girls, the air's fresher and the toilet paper's thicker." -- Missouri receiver T.J. Moe on the SEC.

That's so good I'm gonna post it on another thread.
from this article which also has some good Spurrier quotes.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

@MJT 11:03

Ok, it's officially cheapened. Forget the page flip. We're now just 2 posts shy of the old thread, that labor of love almost 2 years in the making, carefully crafted, sculpted, and molded into a testament to our fortitude and dedication. Or some such gibberish.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Headed up to BHM shortly for Auburn's turn at Media Days.

Once again, I'd like to apologize to you all for how abruptly things went down at the HABOTN for me. I don't regret any of my decisions, but you all played a big role in making my life/job fun during the past six years. I am grateful.

8:24 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I don't think anyone expects an apology, you did what was best for you. It's cool.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about an apology, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about an apology.

Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last, but we're talking about an apology man.

How silly is that?

j/k JGT. No apology warranted, but thanks anyway. Love your new work on Auburnsports. You are singularly responsible for creating many great friendships. And now you're a true AU homer ;) Life is great!

8:53 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

The apology speaks to, what we believe, this place means to everyone. It's nice to know that you think enough of us to do that, but it really isn't necessary. I've not gotten the impression that anyone has hurt feelings or is begrudging the current state of affairs.

There's always a little sadness that comes with changes such as these, but there is also joy in knowing that you get to keep doing what you do so well.

C U next year.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

how can you claim to be BFF? Blasphemy!
BFF status is only bestowed upon someone who attains ROF me :D

9:17 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I'm a part of the Missing Ring, THT. You can't prove otherwise.

Plus, I'm co-founder of The Pit. That's not nothin'.

9:24 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Really good point, bubbs.

And THT - we built a pyramid out of straw for two years. The new 1.0 is building a modern tower out of iron and steel and stuff. What I'm trying to say is snakes, why'd it have to be snakes?

9:41 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

but we used bendy straws, Michael. Bendy straws!

9:59 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

We're not on a plane. Are we on a plane?

10:00 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

This isn't Russia. Is this Russia? This isn't Russia.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

team with highest NCAA Div 1-A (I refuse to acknowledge those retarded FBS/FCS labels) football winning %

1:51 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I'm trying to find out what's up with Rose.

2:32 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Well, sounds like it's more of the same with him.

I may have to stick to my prediction that he's not going to be around a whole lot longer.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Like Napoleon, Rose is history.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Every Rose has its thorn.

4:50 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Kiss from a Rose.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

San Antonio Rose.

7:05 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

A Rose by any other name.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Rose of Alabamy

7:47 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Rose of Cimarron

7:49 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Ramblin' Rose

8:08 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I like turtles!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm a big fan of embers.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Pretty much everywhere, it's gonna be hot. Charlotte.

9:36 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

We figured out who Sara is, but now I'm wondering who Charlotte is.

Maybe MJT left 1.0 open and Sara was just trying to post on her Married To An Idiot support group board.

10:12 AM  
Blogger michael said...

Youtube "Pretty much everywhere it's gonna be hot" and you'll see.

Watch it a minimum of 5 times. It's amazing how no one ever laughs at it the first time they see it, then they laugh the second time, and by the fifth time they are cracking up. Mark it dude.

10:18 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Laughing is contagious.

10:27 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I read Einstien's Theory of Relativity about 10 years ago. I kind of got the gist of what he was talking about. Nova has been showing "Fabric of the Cosmos," and it got me interested in it again.

This site looks 1998, but it has some good links:

I've not bought into string theory.

11:58 AM  
Blogger michael said...

String theory is nothing but a bunch of equations that work if you make some assumptions that can't be demonstrated. I also haven't bought into it.

Of course, I don't understand it much at all and it sounds like gobbily gook, whereas much of Einstein's theory of relativity (specifically special relativity) can kind of almost seem rational.

But all of it's depressing because none of it allows for interstellar space travel without some kind of revolutionary breakthrough in our fundamental understanding of physics.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Yeah, precisely.

1:03 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

At least physicists can go to work knowing there are still questions to be answered.

Some of that stuff.... Mind blown.

1:22 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

THT is over there checking all the 2.0 threads before checking 1.0. Do you feel cheated on MJT?

1:34 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

To clear up unfinished business; I watched "Pretty much everywhere...". I laughed the first and every other time I watched it. It's no Captain Boxhead but it's entertaining.

2:25 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I watched it about 10 times. It was pretty good. When I read the explanation about the crew not liking to have to wear the blazers, that made it even funnier.

2:29 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think the whole thing had been doctored. The sound doesn't sound right right before he laughs. (that last sentence was awesome the way I used "sound" as a noun and a verb and also the way I used "right" as an adjective and an adverb.)

And THT has put enough work in at 1.0 for me not to question his loyalty. He'd eat an onion before he turned his back on 1.0.

5:16 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Ummm, Einstein discussions on HABOTN? That does it. We've finally covered everything.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

1.0, I don't know you anymore.

9:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Since so few of us come here now, I know who all has been here last via the "Live Traffic Feed" at the right of the page. Florence, South Carolina was here 27 minutes ago. Durham, North Carolina was here 5 minutes ago. Wonder who those could have been?

I think I am showing up as United States, which is correct also.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

How come it never says, "Mt. Olympus showed up ..."

10:00 PM  
Blogger michael said...

You must be using similar IP address masking software that I am using here in Eurasia. Smarter of you to use Montgomery though instead of the entire United States like me. Seems less fake.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

If I lived in Durham, I'd move.
The prison shows up as Potomac, MD
BuyMore Central, which is in Durham, shows up as some dinky town north of Durham.
BuyMore satellite store in Durham shows up as Norcross, GA...or Alpharetta, I can't remember.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Live Traffic Feed represents my IP as originating from where I no longer live. I'm cool with that. Now you'll never know where I really may be.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

is this train gonna slow down or will the steel wheels keep rollin' towards another page flip?

7:59 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Keep Them Doggies Rollin'...

I show up as NY. A GPS this thing ain't.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Rolling. Slowly, but rolling.

9:08 AM  
Blogger drdra said...

I'm actually right where I am.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Was that Sara's brother?

Micleah, I watched it more than 5 times. Not a single chuckle, chortle, laugh, or giggle. Nada. Maybe I should watch it after I get some sleep.

11:05 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Hey, MJT, I think you need to tighten up on security:

11:13 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

That was just Mileach trying to herd his goats back across the State line. Your right about the need for tightened security. How did he manage to let all his goats get 50 miles into Utah? Maybe he knew about it all along. Maybe his goats were on a secret training mission for when he sends them out after those ostriches.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I can do ya every song that Hank Williams ever wrote.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I may have said some unkind things, but I really don't believe I deserve that sort of treatment.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

OK, how 'bout Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Norm?

And, hey, I saw that song and dance photo your bride posted. Your Broadway love is yo bidness, but please don't stick it on your boy.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Remember Rob Thornhill? He used to play acoustic guitar & sing at the old Crockmeir's on Sunday nights. More than once I had him play that song while I sang it. But, "Lovesick Blues" was more my favorite.

That's precisely a key reason I was against that particular weeklong activity diversion for the boy.

7:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT/bubbs - that sure sounds like my goats and their keeper, Grendel von Lasso. I have to honestly say I don't know what they could have been doing in Utah. Grendel must have gone into the Forbidden Shed on the Idaho compound and found the wormhole.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Basic update:

We're waiting for Rivals to finish work my new blog, which includes creating a snazzy banner and actually adding the interface to

The Bunker and the "new" forum, Greasin' The Rails, will exist concurrently. All content will be posted to both forums, so you can stay "home" and talk about stuff or follow along in the Bunker.

Just wanted to update you all.


12:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Good to hear, Jay G.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Greasin' the Rails sounds great. My dad did that at AU way way back when.

3:28 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I believe that may also have been the issue with the Rollison Express.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

How long y'all been over here?! I joined AUsports but so far have not been thrilled with the layout. I've actually started posting on other boards and I feel like I am betraying the Hotties.....;)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hi Nancy,

I've been here since The Franklin Experiment. When everyone abandoned Hv1.0 for Hv2.0, Michael and I stayed behind and, with a little help from Feng and a page flip from Norm, kept the fire burning over here for the eventual day when everyone came home to Hv1.0.

I think I posted once or twice in the bunker just to see how it worked. Too much crude talk there for my taste. JGT's "Greasin the Rails" forum on AUsports will be up and running soon. It is supposed to have the family-friendly HABOTN atmosphere all the Hotties appreciate. When that gets up and running, I guess I'll be on Hv1.0, Hv2.0, and Hv3.0...and also on medication.

5:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I am just not comfortable with the auburnsports format yet. I may get over it, but I prefer HABOTN style, and actually like the format here.

5:38 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I'm a little hurt that neither of you guys mentioned my absence on 3.0, and it not being the same without me etc.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Wow. I had no idea it was still running. Always liked the running format. Just noticed the hint on the forum today. I'll try to hang out some!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

come to think of it, bubbs, that's exactly why I wasn't thrilled with 3.0.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Nancy, I was soooo emotionally attached to Hv1.0 that I never changed my bookmark. The only way I access Hv2.0 from home is via the link JGT provided here on Hv1.0.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow we're almost to 350! Could we have two page flips in one month?! It took us 22 months to flip the page on the last thread. Even though it was a grueling process, lots of sweat and goats' blood expended, that last thread would have been my all-time favorite... if bubbs had been there.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I've only managed to find about an hour to explore 3.0, posted a couple of times I think. I suppose I could learn to like it but in the hour or so I was there, I wasn't thrilled with the forum. Love the content by the providers and I'll absolutely hang out for that. Hopefully "Grease the Rails" will be what we like.

8:56 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I'll never leave 1.0. Me and THT are in a a ware of attrition to be the elderly knight watching over 1.0 just like the guy watching over the grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

I've been working on my "He chose... poorly." I'll use it when someone clicks one of Feng's links.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i signed up for The Twitter ($1 to Betty White) back when JGT was tracking down that killer last month. I can't imagine I'll have any reason to tweet, other than as the primary method with which Harrison and I will communicate.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm on the twitter machine too. Primarily it's a source to read updates from a variety of sports writers or comedians for me. I have mixed in there several AU current and former players as well as some friends and family. I don't feel the need to tweet like some do. I don't figure that people are interested to know that at this very moment I'm kicked back in the home office watching The Open and about to have coffee and get ready for church. Yeah, I know I just told you folks but that was just to make a point.

8:26 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Less than 50 more of these to go before a flip.

I wonder if JayG will check in on this place from time to time, or if he's making a clean break. Regardless, I guess I'll hang with you guys till the end.

Anyone get the latest Price is Right season on VHS?

12:43 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I have over 500 followers on Hv2.0. No need to duplicate the effort on Twitter.

12:52 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

What if the really cool map collectors are all on twitter talking about secret finds and stuff? You could be missing out on some serious map scoops.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

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1:33 PM  
Blogger michael said...

"I don't feel the need to tweet like some do."

-says the guy with 3,000 tweets (no, not Thomas Jefferson)

1:34 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I like to tweet my sock color each morning. So I've pretty much got a couple thousand tweets that look like this: "White"

1:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

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2:38 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

@bubbs I'm following #davidrumsey. When it comes to map collectors, he's top notch. When it comes to sharing one's map collection, no one is
even close

oh carp, I just noticed Michael is following me. Does that mean I have to tweet something?

2:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

LB sends a message. "Everything is fine. It is very peaceful"

well, ok.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Under threat of being sued for copyright violation (per their website), I won't paste it here (unless Michael tells me she was kidding about the copyright notice), but I love the warning Zookeeper gives to customers on this web site - see the line that starts near the bottom of the photo.

3:02 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Well, about 15 minutes ago, my family left me. They say it's for just a few days, but I'm never too sure.

I already don't know what I'm supposed to be doing.

4:00 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

That dude has a nice set up with all those maps. I was going to ask how he can monetize it, but then I read his "about" page.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

We had him as a speaker at one of our map society meetings in Chapel Hill several years ago; it was high tech phenomenal. Last week I invited myself and MrsTHT to visit him (actually his collection) in December and he graciously accepted. Woot woot!!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

He seems like he has a real passion for it. Having a couple people, who are interested in maps, come out to look through his collection is probably a thrill.

Still pretty cool. You'll have to let us know how it all goes down.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'll have you know MJT that a sizable portion of those ~3,000 tweets are back & forth communication between me and specific people. It's not as if I tweet out to my legions of followers what I'm having for dinner. So there.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Well, what are you having for dinner? Or did you post that on Hv2.0's "What's for dinner?" thread?

I'll tell you what I'm having for dessert..or should I tweet it?...I'll save some time and go ahead and tell ya...

made from scratch brownies hidden in a big bowl of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Haven't had dinner yet. But after I supervise bath time for F4*, I'll probably have leftover spaghetti. I won't tweet or post that anywhere on v2.0.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Rise and Grind as the kids on twitter are fond of saying.

THT - it was definitely leftover spaghetti last night.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm grinding. Been grinding for hours.

8:47 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I never fully got to sleep, so I guess this is more like "burnin' the bath salts."

9:01 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

So what do you folks think about the BC Coaching situation now?

12:10 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I'm thinking JoePa is out of the running for it now.

12:35 PM  
Blogger michael said...

The BC coaching situation is a complicated amalgum of interesting and complex ethical and professional issues that defines the very nature of the things that we hold dear in the pursuit of better jobs while still attempting to hold honor in the positions we have bled and sweat over while also feeding our families the grapes of excellence.

12:51 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Is there a berry/fruit for every virtue? Because if there isn't, I think we should take care of that.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

bubbs, if there are, then I don't want to be virtuous. I like strawberries...that's about it...unless a peach is a berry.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oh, I see you included a "fruit" catch all. Whew, it's a huge relief to know that I can still be virtuous.
Gimme more peaches! Gimme all the peaches!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

What is a grape? Is it a berry? I like grapes.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

It's berry berry good, I can tell ya that much!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

That Sara sure is an interloper.

7:02 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Penn State, please report to the principal's office.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Penn State, please report to the electric chair.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

So close but so far away.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Reminds me of that ol' conundrum, which came first, the flip or Christmas?

9:20 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Has anyone else noticed that their AC unit is running a lot more now than it did in June when it was 100+ but dry.

Then again, I have a 100 year old house so that may have something to do with it, but I hate all this humidity.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

I manage to keep mine set at 78 24/7 in this house and it's working fine. The problem for you may be your hotheaded nature whereas I'm cool, calm and collected.

10:41 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I keep mine at about 77 in summer (less sleeping hours where I'll drop it a few degrees), and 62-64 in the winter. It works fine, just seems like it's been on a lot more.

As to the other comment - SHUT UP, BAMMER!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

How are things going at the HABOTN forum? Everyone alive and well?

11:14 AM  
Blogger bubbs said...

Lots of PSU blabber, but other than that it's pretty much the regular grind.

I don't think we've lost anyone, although I think PF may have gone back into hiding.

So far MA has replaced you with Feng (see front page of HABOTN). So that's kinda cool.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

@GJT - alive and well? Excluding the occasional drifter that happens by, I'd say yes. Speaking of drifters, I think we're all obvliviously drifting over there. We don't have a rudder but haven't yet recognized the dire nature of our predicament.

1:46 PM  
Blogger drdra said...

who's GJT?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Eddie McCoy said...

Norm- You are just old and you wear a sweater in the summer. It's ok. We get it.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm detecting a whiff of something up in here. At this rate, it may take awhile to positively identify it.

1:59 PM  
Blogger bubbs said...

I didn't think Art was on 1.0

2:06 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

No, I don't think it's "Eau d'Art".

2:10 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It's something else.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It'll come to me.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It might be...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

It could be...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

IT IS!!!

2:14 PM  
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