Well DR. that's quite a story re: Rumsfeld. It's evident that you hold him in high regard. It's interesting to see how much people invest into a notion about who they think they are, or who we think others are. Truth is, you as a 'Dr S' handle are no more or less than anyone else in this poster world, as is your revered Rumsfeld.... no greater or lesser than a 'mere' Ster or anyone else.
Should have known a ster would only hear whoosh
Should have known a ster would have missed that "Rumsfeld" is a character created by Jovatuzzi.
See Jovatuzzi, much like yourself, posted solely as his IRL self, sticking mostly with straight hockeytalk.
(might just as well called himself Jovster)
And then... suddenly... he had an epiphany!
asked the question: "Why would a person choose a handle like 'Rumsfeld'"?
Do you think poster Rumsfeld talks to people IRL the way he does strangers online?
Did you think he wears a Donald Rumsfeld mask around town?
NEWS FLASH: There's a whole world of fun whooshing around just over your head!
That's the problem with sters...
When the conversation on this board moves away from hockey or the topic at hand, and personality boasting or ego 'pumping' or hard core slagging takes over, I find that I'm inclined to fade away into the background
That's because You. Just. Don't. Get. It.
It's amazing how artificial the puter/blog world actually is. I recall a few years ago putting it out there for people to meet as real people at the Penticton young all-stars tournament - not a single taker... not one. Don't know about you, but I found that to be bizarre. My perception of canucks corner and the personalities that exist here, shifted.
Your problem is that you can't separate the real world from a fucking Canucks message board.
No one... these days... is looking for real-life friends
on a fucking Canucks message board.
It' s great to be able to have fun and embrace some banter and ribbing, but i gave up hard-core pissing contests during my adolescence.
I think you're mistaking much of the "banter and ribbing" for "hard-core pissing contests".
Very seldom does anyone here actually
engage in "hard-core pissing contests"
And the ones that do... don't tend to last long.
For example I consider Blob as knowledgeable/awesome/fun as it gets around here
... and he knows I feel this way.
Is any of this getting through?
Tell ya what though, I sure do appreciate being able to read the wide range of perspectives concerning all things canucks - am thankful for the posters here for that.
... By the way, good Dr., I meant to offer you a compliment: You sir are blessed with an amazing ability to find facts and research your arguments - there's little doubt about the validity of the points you make , you've corrected me more than once over the years - well done!
Thanks Stuster, it's important to keep our hockey facts straight
... but I wouldn't be here if it weren't for that whole world of fun you seem to be missing out on.