Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"
to play football, not to play trumpet
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!
I love lamp.
Hopefully she was pretty hot!
Speaking of OMG Shirtless it was sure nice to see him back and active on the board yesterday. One of my favorite posters and, at least to my eyes, he was more active yesterday than he had been in the past year or so.
Double win yesterday! Voting and OMG came back.
Because if there are two things that are synonymous, it's OMG Shirtless and downvoting.
That's true. Hell, as much as I like he guy it would not shock me if I found out he was the guy who downvoted my comment saying I was glad to see him back.
Scorpions being Scorpions and all that.
This is pretty accurate.
to OMG Shirtless.
It seems to be bringing a lot of those who were important posters here, yet had went silent. It's like.... It's like we're getting the band back together.
I've always enjoyed the lighthearted entertaining threads a lot more than the bitching.
It just so happened that I was eating my lunch at the same time as MGoChristmas came yesterday. It's safe to say that I didn't get a whole lot accomplished the rest of the day.
That some people are just too far into Bolivia to be extracted by traditional means. However, if a good-faith effort is made, we shall consider your pleas.
Is that all it takes?
If I would have known that I would have made a plea. Instead I slowly chipped away at the -2000 after I got the -5000 neg bomb from the mods.
I'm a living testament to this! I was born a poor black child in the streets of Bolivia. Born after making a tasteless joke about PSU during the Sandusky investigation. Poor to the tune of -10000 MGoPoints. I successfully petitioned to get my points back and did! Not only that, they graciously and accidentally granted me double points, thus the lofty score. Now my artificially inflated worth here is the envy of many a poster.
I'm now north of 15,000 points. Don't act like you're not impressed.
That double points thing must be an optical illusion.
It's the pleats..the pleats in the points.
I re-told a joke I heard on the radio in some thread. I got the -5000, but I just took it like a man. I had no idea you could lobby to get your points back.
Proctocologists and colorectal surgeons.
Stick around until like... May
... Bolivia is in Brazil.
Actually, I knew that...
BRING BACK KING OF BELCH
I would personally love to restain you bro.
turned lobbyist/ private practice? Hope this is pro bono, my understanding is that hiring that kind of help isn't cheap.
*Actually low level. :(
Although I am in the same boat, of course, we do at least get to sit on the Subcommittee Of MGoFate and recommend people for parole potentially. I wonder if there is some sort of MGoHalfway House where the people currently observing the conditions of their parole could stay. I am sure that it would be appreciated, especially since Bolivia may not get indoor plumbing until the spring (supplier issues).
I'm just happy profitgoblue is back.
I asked for his return about two weeks ago!
Don't let CooperLilly21 know he's back though. I hear the guy's looking for him.
PGB has always been here, he just uses a different account (CooperLily21)
but the PGB handle reminds me THE PROCESS days when we were all avoiding work and pouring our hearts into speculation.......
Not so fast my friend. Have you ever seen the two of them together?
LOVE the old PGB avatar. But where's Maximus?
I honestly don't get why "Bolivia" matters. There's plenty of threads posted every day to beat what ever point it is that you have sufficiently to death. It's not like we're missing out on news by removing the power of a few people to post threads, nor are we taking away their ability to post inside of threads.
I suppose if comment graying comes back in a form where you're automatically grayed out based on your point total then it would become an issue. But at the moment that doesn't happen.
Better call profitgoblue
if the video is actually playing in reverse....
Reading the OP's thread made me go "what the fuck" so I GIS "WTF gif" and that gif made me go, "what the fuck! no." so it is what I used to express my feelings through pictures strung together to look like a video clip on repeat.
Sorry for it grossing you out, but it was supposed to.
I guess that's useful if your brain itches. Gross...
Would absolutely still bang.
Being that I've only used the app since coming here, and all I could do was read about the old voting, this whole thing is pretty fascinating to me.
Can't you just turn an underachieving mgopeewee hockey team into league champs while simultaneously proving to your former coach and arch nemesis that there are more important things than winning?
Time with MGoBlog: Since the RR / Sailboat Bill Martin days
As a long time Mgoblogger and Troll, I've had a fair few accounts on this site. I personally consider myself to be one of the most tenured, trusted, and beloved mgobloggers around. I fully realize that others may not feel the same.
Now, personally, being in Bolivia for the past 3 weeks has taken its toll. I am among the riff-raff, the lower caste, the scum of these mean streets. I mean, 98K into the red aint easy bro. I aint down with it, ya heard?
My over-inflated opinion and ego of myself has reached a crossroads. I think it's time for me to make the next step and hire MGoLegalRepresentation.
As your client, ProfitGoblue, I pledge
Woof. But we could probably do this.
I have seen the power of MGoBlog. It can be done.
Buzz! Your girlfriend....Woof!
especially the baseball cards and bubblegum!...may i ask what you did to get sent to Bolivia?? don't answer if it was bad and risks more negative points...maybe i shouldn't have even asked...maybe i will be joining you in Bolivia after this post? I'm Ron Burgandy?????
Damnit! Who typed a question mark on the Teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read.
What guarantee/effort on your part are you willing to submit to in order to prove you'll change your ways?
I'll complete all rules of my parole as necessary.
Signing on that dotted line, homie JGB AND PGB got my back
BiSB had said "after bowl season" so there might be some weird changes in points around the BCS title depending on what that means to each of us.
In order to appease BiSB I think JimBob should have to indefinitely change his signature line to:
"I am a pretty, pretty princess."
to see someone turn the corner....
If JGB really does this (and I'm not saying he should), you better keep your nose clean. I haven't agreed to take this case but JGB is a good person so you better not make him look like an idiot for performing this Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa miracle. Please be cool.
Don't forget Festivus for the rest of us. Or rather, for the Festivus partisans among us. Have to be inclusive, after all, be board pc and make everyone happy.
who chooses the type of baseball cards?
I think we're going to have to learn the other names you've gone by. I'm sure "bouje" is not one of them, but, just to be on the safe side, observe the proprieties, you know.
Sorry JimBob. I never met a JimBob that I liked. Not saying you're a bad guy. Just hate JimBobs. Hate 'em.
Thus 3 weeks isn't long enough for you to get out of Bolivia yet. I don't think you've learned your lesson. The goal is for you not to get sent back again. And I don't think your rehabilitation has achieved that goal yet.
Verdict: IMO, this user is not worthy of a MGoPardon at this time.
Up for a reassessment 1 month after the original Bolivia date.
Join Date: September 2012
And I've never been sent to Bolivia.
Also that backwards ass thinking of "I have been here longer, I am more respectable" probably had something to do with you being there.
I am glad you can read dates though.
Maybe you can do some community service also to help others not as far into Bolivia as yourself make it back into the land of the MGoLiving.
to use due diligence before taking up the offer of ProfitGoBlue. Quite obviously, ambulance-chasing in Bolivia wasn't as lucrative as he had hoped, thus his allegedly well-intentioned offer to represent those like you who have been banished.
Beware, as always---anything that sounds too good to be true usually is.
Did the poster accuse another poster/mod of having sex with his mother? If so, I want to see that poster do something really nice for the mother involved. I'm talking taking her out to dinner - and Subway doesn't count.
Did the poster accuse another poster/mod of beastiality? If so, I want to see an apology to the poster/mod and the relevant animal. Sheep have feelings too.
Did the poster take part in what became a personally nasty fight about the competence of Al Borges? I want the poster to apologize to the other posters in the fight and give Al Borges a hug. I don't care if he acts like he doesn't want the hug - he wants the hug, damnit. He just doesn't want you to know that he wants the hug.
Seems like we could send them Christmas cards.
Ha, someone made a username "mgrowoldisadouche"? What the heck was that fight about MGrowOld?!
There was a thread a while ago where a guy who totally slammed a player (if I remember correctly) and I called him out on it in a pretty agressive way. I "won" the battle, so to speak, but within an hour or so mGrowOldisadouche appeared on the board and then was quickly dispatched to Bolivia after posting some not nice things about me.
I didn't realize the Herm account was Boliviated and banned. I thought that guy just disappeared because people figured out he was also someone else the way RDT got outed.
I mean he started off with a pretty consistent persona, but then he started not signing his posts, and talking about technology, and generally having a cultural awareness that even I at 29 had to sometimes google, and it just didnt seem right.
If memory serves Herm = Chopblock but I could be wrong.
Hoooooold on there. The Herm=ChopBlock thing was funny until Herm became a huge asshole.
Incidentally, OysterMonkey thought I was Herm because I posted some sort of "get off my lawn" sentiment, and signed it ~Herm as a finishing touch.
Herm liked talking politics and the 'see you next Tuesday' word was pretty prevelant by the end.
Now, a fun post or diary topic would be "Cautionary tales: a collection of stories on how various users got sent to Boliva." It was enjoyable reading interviews with rock star mgousers. It would be a different kind of enjoyable read to have someone collect in one place the reason people were sent to Bolivia. The collection would also ideally include those who had gone, but were released from Bolivia.
Speaking of this topic, there's another kind of user who just vanishes, collapses, is vaporized, is no more. How does that happen? Can all mods do this? Or just the proprieters? Is there a secret meeting of the minds before collapsing an account? Can a user choose to delete his own account?
When I think of the ban, the following comes to mind:
This is fascinating. I wondered where some of those people had gone.
Curiousity got the best of me so I checked the list. I saw "Dark Blue" on there. Although I think his main crime was MGoStupidity rather than MGoDouchery, just please NO, NO, and NO.
That was the dude with the creepy avatar...curly q hair thing, right? If not I have the wrong dude, dude.
Can we request for people to be sent to Bolivia?
I don't think I was around the blog. I know it came from someone mistaking Oblivian for Bolivian, but does anyone have the link the the actual thread where this started? Just curious
I might just be projecting but I feel like the quality of the mgoboard has already started to climb once again. Posts like this and the funny comments that follow used to be hallmarks of mgoblog but I can't say I've seen them in a long time... it's good to be back.
I was thinking the samething. This is the MGoBlog of old that I remember and love! Nothing like sitting at my desk at work laughing out loud and pressing F5 because I cannot get more.
by pressing F5
It feels all "Cindy Lou Who" in here.
I always wondered why offense was committed to send guys like JimBobTressel deep into the third world.
MGoFriends are the best!!!
Revisiting that post nearly brought a tear to my eye.
it was fun helping out that day/night.
Are there any insurance plans available for MGoPoints?
This could develop into a fairly lucrative business.
Free JimBob! He couldn't participate in any of the voting festivities yesterday afternoon. Isn't that punishment enough?!
This calls for a posbang Thread.
HELL YES!!! But for only 2 reasons: So they can come back as submissive, board pleasing gif posters, or so that the board itself can have the pleasure of negbanging them back to "a Bolivian."
"Why don't you eat up and we'll tell you."
"...and we'll tell ya?" (Insignificant correction of the day award)
I can make a thread advertising my expertise?
"Do you want your own Grand Canyon? Need to clear 8 square miles in New York City for your retirement home? Got the critical mass of weapons-grade uranium but don't know how to control the detonation? Better call MGoNukeE!"
Can I request a former account be unbanned?
posed to Profit would be to your competitive advantage in retaining his services.
mayhaps a suggestion? how about for those on probation, other users don't have to sacrifice an mgopoint to downvote? that should either be a) really easy to implement or b) will crash the new server.
Makes me feel like I really mean it.
i just mean for those attempting to return from bolivia. makes for extra good behavior.
Venezuela has no extradition treaty with the United States. Be wary of what diner's club you sign up for.
Angry MGoBloggers must be making a positive impact on the landlocked country. Recently, Uruguay offered Bolivia access to the Atlantic, and Peru passed a bill which grants Bolivia access to the Pacific along with rights to a beach. Rogue fans will be livin' it up in Bolivia soon. (IBTimes Link)
I thought the first rule of Mgopoints was we don't talk about Mgopoints. Now here's multiple threads about Mgopoints.
Your real challenge. You can't be Matt Damon in that one lawyer movie that was OK but kind of sucked without representing M-Wolverine. If you need points, I will use mine as collateral.
He started most of the game threads. He argued with many, but always had a logical reason for doing so. He made me and others think about different points of view. His great failure was constantly countering Brian in his despair of this lost season. I would bet even the mods have some sympathy for this trial.
The rest will be freed eventually. The case of M-Wolverine allows you to bring a poster back from the dead.
His banning - its manner as much as the fact of it - remains a odd moment in my mind.
Co-signed and upvoted.
What's funny is I miss the guy and i KNOW I held a special place in his heart for picking apart any ill-formed or nonsensical point I would make. Every time I'd start ranting about something not exactly fueled by fact or reason he'd always showup (sometimes the next day) to poke a logic-sized hole in my emotional baloon.
Do you have a list of those who have died?
I suppose the list could be subdivided:
There is obviously a special set of people who have massively negative point totals, but is there a way to differentiate between some of the people who have -500 or -1000?
I guess I'm just curious who got a couple/few thousand points knocked off at once, and who earned their negative totals "the hard way"
What was that kid's name...Mr.Mario86 or something. Let's bring him back. There was nothing better than the weekly, over the top meltdown he would have whenever someone would correct him or show even the slightest sign of disagreeing with one of his points. Entertaining stuff. God was that kid ever in the middle of the rough and awkward stage of puberty where everyone is out to get ya.
he of the intimate relationships with Magnus' mom and the courage to burn down Gareon Conley's family's house for daring to go to OSU. Pretty sure Ace actually got him, which is unusual.
I miss that guy.
I'm too old to understand the meaning of any of this.
We Are The Borg come back and join us. After all this is a Michigan blog.
Could I make a plea to come back or am I too fargone? I know I have had my differences on here. At the end of season I was too grumpy from being a perma resident of Bolivia.
Name: Professor X/Anti-Bandocalrissian/GhostofBorges
Time with mgoblog: Since the Haloscan days aka around 2005
As a long tenured member I have a history with this site. I bring unique perspective especially with hockey. I feel with my perma-Bolivia residence I have come to a cross roads. I realize I have trolled in the past, especially specific members who I personally disagree with their direction of the MMB and the athletic department. I understand it is ok to have differing opinions.
As penance of my probation I am willing to do the following:
but then again I have no idea what the original "crimes" were.
I read sincerity though, which is essential. Best of luck Prof X. May Blog have mercy on your soul.
From your twitter and posts on the facebook group for Children of Yost, you still seem to dislike Brian, particularly his refusal to "support" the hockey team last year and his "overreactions" to the football team's poor play. Why do you want to come back here if you dislike the proprietor?
I personally disagree with many of his views (especially in regards to his analysis of the roster this season). However, that is ok in a mature discussion. I agree that some of my comments on there have been inflammatory and for the most part me overreacting.
I feel a healthy community is one where ideas are openly exchanged without prejudice and fallicious attacks (yes, I have been guilty of this when I have lost my cool).
Yet how many other times have you been to Bolivia, only to be brought out and then sent right back when you lose it again?
You've been overly combative, angry, and meanspirited to the point of exasperation for most your tenure here. You've had several meltdowns, and personally attacked posters (like me) simply because you disagree with their position over and over and over again. And I agree with the previous poster who highlights your open disdain of Brian, paired with your backing of the CoY in attacking other members of the fanbase.
You say you want to apologize, but based on your years (years!) of pretty abrasive posting against me and several other posters, I can't see it as genuine. I'm sorry, but I just can't.
I am sorry I have been combatitive with you in the past. It is obvious we have vast differences in how we believe the direction of the athletic department and the mmb. My response to your belief I am not genuine is that do you believe no one can be rehabilitated. the drug addict/alcoholic can be changed? If you take your screen name into consideration, look at Carrie Fisher, she was addicted to pills and booze for years. Has she she slipped up in the past? Yep. Everyone slips up at some point in their lives. It doesn't make them bad, it makes them human. You can believe whatever you want to about me. I cannot affect that belief outside of my behavior.
Bolivia. It's a magical place. - MgoCoulson
I missed the bolivian appeals process. When you think about it, it's pretty cool. Folks got banished and an ad hoc process grew up to allow them to make amends and be rehahiblitated. If only the legal system was so effecting and efficient.
Hats off to PGB!
It looks like there are two MGoPeople that want out of Bolivia. (so far)
Both of them appear sincere. Those in Bolivia not stating their case appear not to give two effs. So, eff them; I like this blog.
That said, my MGoThought is to allow Professor X (aka GhostofBorges) first crack at the process. He's reached out to LSAClassof2000 and does want to get back in the MGoSociety.
JimBob has made a recent cry for points help and also appears to want to come back. Makes sense to put his case in a file for further consideration.
Looking forward to open hearings in this process. After all, I hear the MGoJury recently was given a voting process.
Why u mad bro?
mgoprofit profit by offering his services for free?
Anyone can flame out from time to time, especially in seasons like this one. Show some remorse, restraint, and humility, and a second chance is in order.
The downvote system is back and poised to help warn posters if they should teeter on the brink again.