MGoPraise: Who is/are your favorite current poster(s)?

Submitted by profitgoblue on January 15th, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Okay, so I missed out on Nosce Te Ipsum's "Posters of Yore" thread ( about the most missed old-timers over the weekend and I'm feeling a little bummed out about it.  So I decided that it might be fun to have an MGoFeelGood moment and throw some praise around:  Who is/are your favorite current poster(s) and for what reason(s)?


I'll refrain from revealing my list because of my high-ranking position as moderator - wouldn't want to feel guilty for sending one of them to Bolivia for disagreeing with one of my opinions.  Plus, I like to keep my favoritism on the down-low.  But, since I didn't get to participate in Nosce's thread on Saturday, I will just say that I miss FormerlyAnonymous and Geaux Blue, two of my favorites and my MGoMentors.


(P.S.  Whoever lists me as their favorite will get special treatment and maybe even extra MGoPoints in return.  Kidding, of course.  But not really.)



January 15th, 2013 at 11:11 PM ^

am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

I know our mythic history, King Arthur's and Sir Caradoc's;
I answer hard acrostics, I've a pretty taste for paradox,
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;
I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
I know the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes!
Then I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din afore,
And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.

Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform,
And tell you ev'ry detail of Caractacus's uniform:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

In fact, when I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin",
When I can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a javelin,
When such affairs as sorties and surprises I'm more wary at,
And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat",
When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery—
In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy—
You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a-gee.

For my military knowledge, though I'm plucky and adventury,
Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century;
But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.


January 15th, 2013 at 11:20 PM ^

I thought about putting the world's longest sentence in here. But there's some debate...and scrolling through all that just to get to the other posts would be obnoxious even for me.…

So just what your post made me think of...

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.' 


January 15th, 2013 at 5:45 PM ^

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is a magical place. The women of Sucre will envelop themselves around you and drain your body of every precious fluid you have. I even smuggled an Emperor Tamarin back and he has shown me that my dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.


January 15th, 2013 at 5:06 PM ^

Agreed, the BlueSeoul game recaps were some of the best content on the site, I literally laughed out loud many times while reading those.  I'm sure they were a ton of work, but I would love to see him come back with those next season....

I also enjoyed the occasional OT posts from the guy who would tell crazy stories about his Asian (Korean?  Can't remember for sure) then-girlfriend, now-wife and her family.  Can't remember his handle....crex maybe?


January 15th, 2013 at 5:02 PM ^

Class of LSA 2000, Profit, BiSB, and Chunkums usually can make my day, Ace, DGDestroys and Magnus usually give good info, but my fave would be fearless leader. Every time he comments an angel gets it's wings. Seriously though, when he comments your spidey sense goes off and you think, "Oh wow, Brian has something to say. I should probably read this." But hey, I'm easily amused.


January 15th, 2013 at 5:04 PM ^

The guy who does the Inside the Boxscore diary is a cool guy.

BiSB is a funny guy, used to be my favorite mod. Too bad he retired. (JK PGB YOU'RE THE BEST)

And Magnus, always knowledgable


January 15th, 2013 at 6:46 PM ^


WolvinLA2 has a way of being very practical and preventing the board from turning a mole hill into a mountain.

Magnus (Touch The Banner is a great place for thorough player evaluations, and babes.)

LSAClassof2000 - adds insightful diaries. and whenever you end a diary with:


you win.


I feel like i'm slighting others, DGDestroys breaks some good recruit news....there are so many good posters.


January 15th, 2013 at 5:07 PM ^

I remember a tif we got into over whether or not a religious school could object to playing a school that had a girl on their baseball team.