Innocent Bystanders = Michael’s Dream March 24, 2015Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes.
OK, show of hands, how many of you remember Michael’s ‘I had a Dream’ rant?
From clipped fingernails to shorn scrotum in 8 comments. That’s what I love about IB.
There was a time, Elzbth, when I had a dream. I dreamed that I would be the Site Administrator of an intertubes forum devoted to dignified and scholarly discussion regarding matters of public importance.
I had a dream that day.
I dreamed that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed on my website, and all flesh shall see it together!
I dreamed that commenters would come from the red hills of Georgia to Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, all united in contributing their witty comments to a single noble purpose. Our voices would rise together in solemn assembly, and we would say: let freedom ring!!!
From every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, the IB commenters would hasten the day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Needless to say, the dream has died. We are talking about clipping nails.
Anyway, I really do endorse the Phillips sonicare™. That is a great little electric toothbrush. Well worth the price.
Y’all really should go to the link and scroll up and down to read the whole thing including the comments.
I remember when we first started IB, we all suggested and then voted on our ‘Official Endorsements’: Theme song, Attitude Picture, Bird, Crimefighting Dog and Official Chemical Element (Carbon). I think it was Skinbad who had the vision to suggest Carbon. We were cutting edge from the get go.
I remember reading some of the hilarious comment threads out loud to Mrs. Geezer and having to stop because I was laughing so hard. Lauraw usually wrote the comments that cracked me up the most.
I remember going to the first IB gathering at Michael and Cathy’s home in Columbus. They treated us like royalty.
I remember everyone putting their weaponry on Michael’s pool table. Somebody has a picture of that, I’m sure.
I remember Sobek’s classic post interviewing Innocent Bystanders on his blog.
Most of all I remember the kind, clever, funny and generous people that we have met online and in person through this endeavor.