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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:51:26 -0500, "Wilbur Hubbard"
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How is sailing failure defined?

Let me count the ways.

1) Joe of Red Cloud infamy
2) Bruce at the Bangkok dock
3) Capt. J.G. the netKKKop
4) Bobsprit the dreamer
5) Doug King the trawler queen
6) Sea Hag the chronic builder
7) Katysails the blind (in more ways than one)
8) Dave the lawyer who doesn't even own a boat
9) KCL Lewis the admiral
10) Bob the wannabe deck hand


Actually, you left one bloke off the list - the Amazing Willbur

Each of these failures will be individually discussed below. They represent
the various ways folks can become sailing failures. The pitfalls are easily
pigeonholed. They seem to fall into categories and the failures are
certainly not original in any way. Rather, they are stereotypical and
represent thousands of wannabe sailors the world over.


0) The Amazing Wilbur - hides his light under a fictitious and
Internet address. Alleges he owns several large and expensive yachts
and gives lessons on saving money by stealing from Walmart - a venue
that is seldom visited by chaps who have the dosh to buy a 65 ft.
sailing yacht.
Gives advise to all and sundry - frequently incorrect, the famous
"oars must fit inside the dinghy" jewel for example - with no
apparent knowledge of the subject.
Possibly gay or a sexual predator as his writing displays a nearly
psychopathic hatred of women.
Possible too poor to even own an operable boat as a recent expose'
alleges that he drives an ancient rust riddled vehicle and his "****
yellow boat" is apparently permanently moored derelict. Alleged to
rent a room to live in ashore.
Reportedly seen by the community in which he resides as, well, a bit
strange - the type of individual who when arrested for stealing
women's knickers off washing lines incurs the comment "Well, he always
did act a bit odd - used to watch dogs lick themselves, you know - and
giggle.

Cheers,

Bruce
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall



Gorry! Old Wilbur may be a nonentity but his sock puppet ol' Gregory
there is famous - got his own page in the Wiki 'n all.

A sock of a sock, of possibly a sock, is now enshrined in the Internet
Book of Fools.

A feat to be proud of!
Cheers,

Bruce
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall


With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.



This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.



He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,

Bruce
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Freezing temps here in NC tonight... although we're due, it's been
sunny and warm (hi temps ~ 70F) most of the week. In fact it's been
GREAT sailing weather.... maybe a little windy

Fresh Breezes- Doug King



A bit...we were heeling 25 degrees in our sliptheother night....
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:49:46 +0700, Bruce in Bangkok
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall

With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.



This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.



He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,


One shortlived iteration was Simple Simon. Another was Ellen
MacArthur.



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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:49:46 +0700, Bruce in Bangkok
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall
With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.

This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.


He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,


One shortlived iteration was Simple Simon. Another was Ellen
MacArthur.

Oh ,ordy...Ellen MacArthur....he had a lot of people convinced about her
for a while until the inevitable mistakes started popping up...when he
creates a charater and tries to role play, he loses it eventually.
Wilbur has not been as forthcoming, to my knowledge, of his personal
made up life, but then, I KF'd Wilbur a long time ago and only see
ansers to posts and usually ignore them.
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:58:53 -0500, katy
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:49:46 +0700, Bruce in Bangkok
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall
With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.

This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.

He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,


One shortlived iteration was Simple Simon. Another was Ellen
MacArthur.

Oh ,ordy...Ellen MacArthur....he had a lot of people convinced about her
for a while until the inevitable mistakes started popping up...


I don't know of anybody who didn't figure that one out very quickly.
After all the posts from Neal raging about the real Ellen, it was too
obvious.
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:58:53 -0500, katy
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:49:46 +0700, Bruce in Bangkok
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
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http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall
With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.

This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It
wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.

He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,


One shortlived iteration was Simple Simon. Another was Ellen
MacArthur.

Oh ,ordy...Ellen MacArthur....he had a lot of people convinced about her
for a while until the inevitable mistakes started popping up...


I don't know of anybody who didn't figure that one out very quickly.
After all the posts from Neal raging about the real Ellen, it was too
obvious.



I'm pretty slow... took me about 2 posts.

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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:58:53 -0500, katy
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:49:46 +0700, Bruce in Bangkok
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:13:14 -0800, "Capt. JG"
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wrote in message
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:10:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
wrote:

http://www.kookpedia.net/index.php/Gregory_Hall
With all those awards, you'd think it would be time to name an award
after him, as well as a Gregory Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, for
him.
This sounds like a prelude to him disappearing for a while. It
wouldn't be
the first time, but maybe it'll be the last.
He might disappear but he will return as Imma Jerk, or some other name
Cheers,

One shortlived iteration was Simple Simon. Another was Ellen
MacArthur.

Oh ,ordy...Ellen MacArthur....he had a lot of people convinced about her
for a while until the inevitable mistakes started popping up...

I don't know of anybody who didn't figure that one out very quickly.
After all the posts from Neal raging about the real Ellen, it was too
obvious.



I'm pretty slow... took me about 2 posts.

There were 2 that lasted a week in denial...I wil ot embarrass them by
giving their names...
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On Feb 20, 8:51*am, "Wilbur Hubbard"
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How is sailing failure defined?


Let me count the ways.


1) Joe of Red Cloud infamy
2) Bruce at the Bangkok dock
3) Capt. J.G. the netKKKop
4) Bobsprit the dreamer
5) Doug King the trawler queen
6) Sea Hag the chronic builder
7) Katysails the blind (in more ways than one)
8) Dave the lawyer who doesn't even own a boat
9) KCL Lewis the admiral
10) Bob the wannabe deck hand


10) Bob. What a pitiful character! Here's what he wrote recently: "I am
eager to start sweeping floors and scrubbing heads." What kind of a loser
has that disgusting prospect as a goal in life? You are no sailor unless and
until you sail, Bob. Doing janitor work on a work boat doesn't make you a
sailor. It makes you a common unskilled laborer - get a clue.
Wilbur Hubbard



My Dearist Willbur:

Humm, I notice that Skip and Lydia are not listed por que?

I belive any ships work, no mater how humble, is honerable.
I will be at sea where all good mariners belong.

Bob







 
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