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In that it appears that the Monster Thread has died a quiet but noble death, I propose that this thread take it's place. Hopefully, it shall contain all that was good about the Monster Thread -- a thread of peace and tranquility, of humor/humour, wit, satire,and silliness. It was an oasis from all the troubling news that is all too real in the world "beyond the horizon". It provided all who came a cool drink of water and a momentary respite.

Personally, the Monster Thread was a place where I could wish you all a peaceful good night, or greet you with a smile and a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

We cannot recreate the Monster Thread, just like it is not possible to recreate the original Woodstock. It is something that just happened, with no overt plan, no rhyme or reason. Yet, in my honest and sincere opinion, it served a valuable purpose for our community. Friendships were made in this thread, and only concerns and worries were lost, albeit momentarily.

Thus, I propose that this thread inherit all the good qualities of the Monster Thread, and, as the Phoenix before it, rise out of the ashes of technological "flames". I would also propose that the Shangri-la clubhouse have no leader (sorry Kosh for your one-term in office postion). Let it be free to wander where it might go, free from the talk of more serious and relevant matters that have their open debates in all the other threads.

RIP Monster Thread. You were of, by and for the people of ehMacLand.

In the words of William Wordsworth

"What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;

We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be."

[ February 15, 2004, 08:58 AM: Message edited by: Dr.G. ]
 

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regime change is due. we have UN approval
decapitate the monster - grid four zero niner - allign tommahawk cruise missile to GPS coordinates; *** CENSORED ***

fire 1, 2 and 3.

Let's liberate this board. ehMac and its riches belong to the people of ehMac !!
 

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macspectrum, welcome to the Shangri-la clubhouse. Guillotines are to be checked at the front entrance. "Let them eat cake" in this land of "milk and honey".

Would your prefer Tennyson? Whitman?
 

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the monster has lived long enough. many have suffered under its opression. - sanctions have not worked, the UN has authorized the use of deadly puns

Vive l'ehMac libre !
 

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You know, since we're still posting in the monster thread, it's not like it has died, but simply gone on subversive maneuvers. The usual links are now inactive, but the posts still come to those who can find them. :cool:
 

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Wait a second, I'm all confused!
I thought I was posting in the Monster thread, but I am actually in Shangi-la?
 

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jeac5, "seek and ye shall find".

The sign on the entrance of the Club house reads

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...."
 

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Thank you, jeac5. I see that you are still your same kind and generous self in this thread. Hopefully, all who come to the club house shall find a bit of respite from the stress that is in our lives today. We shall see.
 

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jeac5, Shangri-La was the mysterious place set in the hidden mountains of the Blue Moon, from the classic novel "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton.
 

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You should have watched Lexx tonight.
The president of the United States promised our hero Stanley he could be King of Newfoundland, a lush land of infinite delights, and you should hear what he about the women, I wont repeat it.
By the way who is the current King in NFL ??
Mark
 

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I do hope so. One good thing about the new thread is that it is automatically born with the hopes and dreams that had to slowly evolve in the previous Monster thread. It's identity is somewhat already defined and hopefully all will find here what they need. Perhaps this thread will evolve as well in ways that cannot yet be conceived of? ;)
 

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Thanks Dr. G. for the literary info. I have not read this and was not aware of where the term Shangri-la came from. Must go for this evening. Welcome all to the New!!!Clubhouse. We will miss the Monster.
 

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Minnes, we have no king in NL. Grimes is the premier, but no king. My wife calls me "the king of korn", but that is due to all of the old Uncle Miltie jokes I am trying out on her in my Jewish vaudeville revival. She a tougher critic than Peter.
 

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by the way
If we know thatb this thread will have a finite existance, by giving birth to the new thread aren't you dooming it to an eventual death?Can you live with that, of course it is possible that this new monster will outlive it's parent thread.
 

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Hmmmp always learn somethin' - I had it in my mind that Shangra La came from Coleridge.....but 'twas was Xanadu he rhapsodied about ...seems to me this is exactly what you had in mind


"In XANADU did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree:.... http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/users/kaa/poem/poem.html

Perhaps the Phoenix Thread is appropriate...rising from the ashes. :D
 

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Minnes, in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on the fate!"

Thus, the Shangri-la clubhouse shall "sail on" through rough seas, but always find a calm harbor/harbour for those who seek safety from "the raging storm".
 

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macdoc, the Shangri-la clubhouse has the Blue Moon ballroom, the "What's Up Dachs?" comedy club stage................and behind the parking lot is the "XANADU" a "stately pleasure dome" with those other sort of "doxies". :D
 

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No king? Well, we have royalty here in the Hamilton area, a Town nearby has their annual appointing of the Winona Peach Queen
 
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