The Mega-Post is Dead


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Please, let’s hear a big round of applause for all of you who posted in the Mega-Post and kept it alive for a year and four months. Please use this comment thread to post your fondest memories of the post with the most…

the Mega-Post.

8,587 thoughts on “The Mega-Post is Dead”

  1. By “John,” I presume John Moltz is indicated. Never met the guy. How I ever happened upon the Crazy Apple Rumo(u)rs Site is a mystery to me. It’s likely that some other site related to Apple news, views, or spews had a reference to CARS, and once I visited it, I had to keep checking back to see if it was just a hallucination borne of food poisoning. Once I read the splendid, erudite, and informative comments by you and your compatriots, I had to return again and again to gather material for my thesis in anthropological studies. My book on the subject will be published sometime after I find my lab notes. And an editor. And a publisher. And a winning lottery ticket.

  2. Ace, Please do not publish. Remember no, you are far too young, how following the publication of Freud’s notebook attempts were made to identify the patients? A well documented Dartmoor escape is best left forgotten. Damn blown my own cover and now liable to blackmail. At least “The Mega-Posr is Dead” is consistent.

    1. As you have been “keeping a low profile,” you needn’t worry. Your secret is safe with us in the relative obscurity of the Giga-Post.

  3. Not for nothing (OK, well, probably for nothing, but I’ll let you decide on that), but this post is approaching its 17th birthday. I hope it’s not expecting us to buy it a car.

  4. I’m willing to chuck in a quid for a dinky or similar model car…………………Sorry a hot sweat flooded my glasses and Chromebook keyboard, it works better now, at my ill considered generousity.

  5. 17 years. If it were a dog, its best years would be far behind it. Maybe it is a dog, as it seems to be barely hanging on.

  6. Thank you for the reminder. I will endeavor to talk that way when the time comes, as well as “walk the talk” by swaggering.

  7. Yes, sorrow for the loss all around. Elizabeth became Queen a couple of weeks before I was born, and it wouldn’t have surprised many people if she had outlived me. What is to become of the Corgis?

  8. More to the point, what’s to become of ITLAP day? The 19th?!! Not sure that will be appropriate in Westminster Abbey and beyond.

    At least we’re being more British about this than the ridiculous hysterical mewling that attended the demise of Lady Di. I just hid in a bunker for about three weeks quoting Churchill till it all blew over.

  9. It’s top of the national news here every night. Apparently they got it right in the Hamilton musical: “You’ll be back!”

  10. I find that hard to believe, Ace. I presume we’re all pretty much meandering around here at Peak Fuddled. How else can you explain the preceding . . . oh god . . . is it up to 15 years yet?

  11. BroMu,
    If you are referring to the age of this post, it’s now 17 years, 1 month, and 8 days old.
    We’ve probably always been fuddled.

  12. . . .

    Thanks for that, Steve.

    Now I feel *very* fuddled.

    I’ve known you all longer than my children.

    And to be honest, you’re better company.

  13. For anyone perplexed about what gift to get for me this year, might I suggest an iPad Pro, or perhaps a Hasselblad X2D?

  14. Alas, I’ve already ordered you ‘The Sweet Wine of My Company’, Ace.

    Surely the greatest gift of all?

    It’s a Festivus Miracle!

  15. And a Happy New Year to you all also. Sorry to be a tad late. I would say I was full-on Brit hungover but I’m the boozy exception. In fact, I’ve been busy working my way through all the kids’ Christmas chocolates so as to save them from diabetes. Best Dad award pretty much in the bag now, I feel.

    Here’s to a less doom-scrolly 2023 than 2022. Or 2021. Or 2020.


  16. I wonder what it’s like to have a functioning government?

    I’d ask the Cousins, but they’re preoccupied with their own problems. And I heard something about some book coming out soon on that side of the Pond that some folks aren’t too happy with.

    Welcome to 2023!

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