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    New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Lionel Horsepackage » 10 May 2010 20:32

    Hi, all.

    My name is Josh, and although I'm technically a n00b 'round these here parts, I've been a reader of Frank Herbert's works since right around the third grade (starting with a well-worn paperback teacher's copy of The Dosadi Experiment sitting on a classroom shelf, as I recall).

    Right now, I'm married and living in the Chicago area, where I'm a practicing attorney specializing in intellectual property law -- my wife's a recently-minted professor at the University of Chicago. At the moment, we have two dogs, a house in the suburbs, and are yoga-practicing vegans. I still get a kick out of turning younger people onto Herbert's work, though nine times out of ten, it usually comes through conversations about either the David Lynch or Sci-Fi Channel Dune adaptations. (Whatever "gateway drug" happens to work best, though, right?)

    Found this forum through a random, related Google-search, and it looks like an interesting place to be, especially if you're any type of Herbert-purist, like me. Good to be here!
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Nekhrun » 10 May 2010 20:36

    Hi.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Freakzilla » 10 May 2010 20:39

    I'm glad you found us!

    About the other members...

    Keep your hands and feet away from their mouths and try not to make any sudden movements.

    Sandrider will be around later to claim your water for the tribe.

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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Lionel Horsepackage » 10 May 2010 20:58

    Thanks for the welcome!

    But what if they're militant, prison-shower-room-unstoppable foot-fetishists?
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Nekhrun » 10 May 2010 21:00

    Lionel Horsepackage wrote:Thanks for the welcome!

    But what if they're militant, prison-shower-room-unstoppable foot-fetishists?

    You have no idea.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Lionel Horsepackage » 10 May 2010 21:06

    ...Oh, fuck.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby SandChigger » 10 May 2010 22:19

    :lol:

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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Eyes High » 10 May 2010 22:50

    Welcome... and don't worry they're mostly harmless or is that most are harmless or less than most are harming. :think:

    oh well, let's just stick with they are mostly harmless. :mrgreen: :whistle:
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 10 May 2010 23:16

    Welcome, my girl is vegan, I eat vegan or vegitarian 95% of the time.

    Are you a honey eating vegan or a non-honey eating vegan? (In which case you probably wouldn't consider a honey eater vegan. :wink: )
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby SandRider » 10 May 2010 23:49


    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.






    btw, the dogs went nuts late last night, I went out for a look-see;
    they had a 3-foot rattlesnake riled up and backed up against a rock wall ...

    I got a cotton hoe, snuck in there and took his head off on the first swing;
    waited until the body stopped twisting around (a good five minutes) took a
    buck knife & cut off the buttons (rattles) (13 of them, btw, he was a big
    ol' mother) buried the head in the garden and threw the body up into a
    mesquite tree ....

    went out this morning, pulled it down, skinned it, started treating the hide
    (big enough for a belt, maybe, certainly a couple of hatbands or a bunch of
    small items) took the meat in the house and fried it up for lunch ....
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 10 May 2010 23:52

    There you go, making good use of the animal you killed. That's the way people should be, if you gotta kill something then make something positive (on top of the obvious not losing a dog/yourself to snake bites) out of it. :D
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Omphalos » 10 May 2010 23:55

    Hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vegans eat snakes, right? Just no beef? Is that how it works?
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 10 May 2010 23:59

    Omphalos wrote:Hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vegans eat snakes, right? Just no beef? Is that how it works?


    :lol: You'd fit riiiiggght on in up here in Cow-Town Alberta. :wink:
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Omphalos » 11 May 2010 00:08

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:Hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Vegans eat snakes, right? Just no beef? Is that how it works?


    :lol: You'd fit riiiiggght on in up here in Cow-Town Alberta. :wink:


    Or Cowtown Sacramento. For what its worth, it's more like Tomatotopia, or Riceville, but we get called "Cowtown" a lot. So we got that going for us.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby inhuien » 11 May 2010 04:36

    hihihi Lionel Horsepackage :)
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby trang » 11 May 2010 07:07

    Well met and Welcome!! grab a spice beer and join in !!

    As for the rest of us, DONT PANIC!
    "Long Live the Fighters", "Dragon.....the other white meat."

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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby lotek » 11 May 2010 07:55

    yup welcome and welcome welcome

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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Tleszer » 11 May 2010 08:06

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby merkin muffley » 11 May 2010 09:21

    Welcome, Lionel Horsepackage.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Serkanner » 11 May 2010 10:38

    I don't understand why people eat vegan ... they don't taste good at all ... :wink:

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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Lionel Horsepackage » 11 May 2010 12:36

    Thanks, all! Great to see such a response around here -- looking forward to all the discussions to come on these boards.


    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Welcome, my girl is vegan, I eat vegan or vegitarian 95% of the time.

    Are you a honey eating vegan or a non-honey eating vegan? (In which case you probably wouldn't consider a honey eater vegan. :wink: )

    Used to be a honey-eater, but after I graduated college (and started making a decent income), I switched to a total, non-animal product dietary regimen. As I found out very early on (to my great financial sorrow), veganism is actually pretty damn expensive! :lol: My wife is the same way, except she managed to switch over much sooner than I did.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Freakzilla » 11 May 2010 12:49

    I see plants as really slow moving animals.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby Eru » 11 May 2010 12:56

    Freakzilla wrote:I see plants as really slow moving animals.

    I agree. "Poor defenseless animals" people say. Well, I say those plants are pretty defenseless.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby merkin muffley » 11 May 2010 13:04

    By the way, I love that Fear and Loathing reference. One of my favorite books and HST is one of my favorite writers.

    Benicio del Toro, Colonel Depp, (and Terry Gilliam) were awesome.
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    Re: New Guy says "Hola!"

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 May 2010 13:12

    Lionel Horsepackage wrote:Thanks, all! Great to see such a response around here -- looking forward to all the discussions to come on these boards.


    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Welcome, my girl is vegan, I eat vegan or vegitarian 95% of the time.

    Are you a honey eating vegan or a non-honey eating vegan? (In which case you probably wouldn't consider a honey eater vegan. :wink: )

    Used to be a honey-eater, but after I graduated college (and started making a decent income), I switched to a total, non-animal product dietary regimen. As I found out very early on (to my great financial sorrow), veganism is actually pretty damn expensive! :lol: My wife is the same way, except she managed to switch over much sooner than I did.


    My girl was on the fence with honey for a while, on the one hand she loses the respect of some vegans (who cares?) and on the other hand, supporting beekeepers is one of the most ecologically positive things you can do. I'm a mead maker (honey wine) so I talk with bee keepers lots, they all love their bees and take excellent care of them. As far as I'm concerned humans and bees have formed a very mutually benificial relationship. We get honey and crop pollination (many of the crops we grown simply cannot pollinate without extensive bee hives in the area), and our bees also pollinate wild plants and help out the local ecosystem. The bees get an excellent healthcare program, and good nutritional suppliments. Plus bees generally make about triple the honey they need for the year, and beekeepers never over harvest the honey, their number one concern is the bees making it through the lean times with plenty of honey for themselves (or else they don't last long as beekeepers!). I've seen keepers cry when they find a dead hive, those guys truly love their bees (and their money in all honesty). The environment gets people working their asses off to save the bees that the ecosystem so desperately need.

    I do have total respect for people who choose not to eat honey, that's fine by me obviously. But boy will I win an argument over whether or not the over-all ethics end up on the positive side! I totally respect if someone is personally uncomfortable with taking the honey (bees do sometimes get injured or killed in this process too).
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