Here are the current results of the on-going Call For Votes.
Note: E-mail addresses have been hidden to preserve privacy and dignity. If you want to get in touch with other members of this austere group, send me mail.
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 11:03:43 -0500 From: Barry L. Kline Hi Mark. [SNIP!] I ride a Honda 700 Sabre, have been a stagehand and lighting crew member in HS and college, own a Goffin's cockatoo named Dewey, enjoyed pinball too much in college (still do when I get the time) and, of course, love *nix. Sign me up!
From: Michael DeSimone Subject: Full r.m.s.p.p.e member Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 20:22:07 -0400 (EDT) (Wed 02:22 CEST) Currently own a '94 honda magna Was a stagehand for a play in 5th grade (Lead sound guy and sets) Had a pet bird in the family from 4th through 9th grade (Yellow head parrot named calivn) current UNIX supporter. ;-D
From: Chase Kimball Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 22:51:48 -0600 (Thu 06:51 CEST) I think I am a reasonable candidate for your newslist, having been an active thespian and sometime stagehand in High School, currently riding a GTS, I had a computer that I put Redhat 6.0 on as an experiment, but I am afraid that I didn't learn much, so when some girl made me an offer I absolutely could not refuse for the box, I reformatted it in win98 and gave it to her. I am president of a parrot club in Utah, and currently have a Green-Cheeked Conure, Bare-Eyed Cockatoo, and an Umbrella Cockatoo (which I am fostering). I played a LOT of pinball in college (Fireball, yeahhhhh), but now I am a hardcore Quake player, and an editor at the computer gaming website VoodooExtreme.
Subject: Full r.m.s.p.p.e member From: micka1only Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 01:24:01 -0500 (EST) (07:24 CET) Date: Sat, 25 Dec 93 06:54:06 GMT From: andrew m. boardman Subject: The Best Thing About... rec.motorcycles.stagehands.pet-cockatiel-owners.pinballers.ex-unix-supporters 1 So Far Make it two... (In New York, even. Yow.) (But where else?) andrew
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 20:33:26 -0400 (EDT) From: unemployed p.s. you can count me in for rec.stagehands.pet-bird-owners-pinballers.ex-unix...blah.blah.blah too :)
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 1994 12:11:40 -0700 From: Orin A. Day >I want a newsgroup with a infinite S/N ratio! Now taking CFV on: >rec.motorcycles.stagehands.pet-bird-owners.pinballers.ex-unix-supporters > 3 So Far Well, I can vote for the last three with confidence. I've done the first two, but not as fanatically as the last three. I will tell you that my birds are not happy with the time I spend at the office! Orin "Yes, I work for DE"
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From: Will Prescott Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1993 10:32:16 -0800 Subject: Two out of five Status: RO Mark: I saw your ideal interest group in the BMW rider digest. Since we have two out of your five interests in common I could not resist writing. If you would replace rec.motorcycles.stagehands.pet-cockatiel-owners.pinballers.ex-unix-supporters with rec.motorcycles.Sailing.pet-cockatiel-owners.Running.Macintosh We could get membership up to two. Regards, Will
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 15:52:51 -0400 From: Matthew Kleinmann Subject: Re: .sig My pinball is a dinger too. I like them better. We have dogs (4) but no kids. Kids may be easer, thought you can't throw them outside when they piss you off. What kinda bikes do you have? I have 2 bikes and a moped. I have an 82 Yamaha Maxima that I tool around on if I am going out of town, a 72 Suzuki GT185 I tool around on in town, and I ride the ol 49cc moped to work every day. What can I say, I can park it in the bike rack outside my office. The real bikes would cost me cash to park up here.. --Matthew
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 07:34:39 -0800 From: Bonnie Lee Kellogg Subject: rec.motorcycles.pet-bird-owners Mark, For weeks I've been holding one of your messages aside to drop you a note regarding your "signature." I don't meet all of your requirements ... I've never been a pinballer, and barely know any Unix at all. As far as stagehands is concerned ... well, I'd have to S - T - R - E - T - C - H that one a might far ways, because the most I've really done is be an active theater-goer from Atlanta to New York to Kentucky and Cincinati and now in California. Since the mid 60's, and excepting my 10 years in New York, I've been a season subscriber to the "Best of Broadway" facimile of whatever area I've lived. Of course, in New York, I just enjoyed Broadway to the max, ordering tickets by mail 6-8 months ahead just to get the "first weeknight with seating center section rows 2-4." Once past the initial "hump" I was able to get to the theater on a fairly regular basis. So far Cincinnati offered the worst, and San Francisco has offered the best ... but it is still not the same as Broadway in person, neither before, after or during the performance. I keep promising my son to take him there for a few weeks ... but this summer instead we are planning a trip to Greece, along with a motorcycle trip for me in Europe ... so NYC will just have to wait. Anyway, as you probably know from the newsgroup, I have an over-crowded stable of iron horses, including of course my 1100GS. So, certainly I qualify for the rec.motorcycles part. Now the birds. Two of them. A gold capped conure (Capone). I picked him up in Chicago about 6 years ago, and smuggled him home on the airplane in the bottom of a Bloomingdale's bag. If you know conures ... well, the gold-capped is the least noisy of the lot ... Capone has taken well to training via a squirt bottle of cold water or a schmata over his head. His idiosyncrasies include a propensity for warm dark places ... like the inside of my blouse. He will go to the bathroom on cue (sometimes) if you put him down and say "fluff," and he loves to take baths in cold liquid ... including a large diet coke. If I have him on top of the shower, he jumps down into the water stream and will not quit until the shower is over. The other bird is a blue and gold macaw, Pouco. I bought her 6 years ago as a gift for my dog-breeder, and Eva (who is in her late 70's) couldn't handle her along with the 13 great danes she had at the time. Pouce came to me for a short while, and then went to another friend of Evas, but it seems that everyone except me has been afraid of her, so she has been fairly neglected. I just got her back about a month ago, and at first she seemed scared and angry. The second day I had her, she was on my shoulder and I was washing dishes and she jumped into the sink and took a bath ... something which she used to do with me when she was very young. It was as if some vague and distant memory was stirred. After that bath she cuddled in my arms and has been a complete love ever since. She likes to lay on her back in my arms and let me rub her belly and under her wings. It's a sight. I bought new cages for the office and a carrier for each of them to transport them and hold them in the mornings while I am at the health club. My van fairly rocks and rolls with two great danes in the back, two birds in the center, and a teenage boy in the front. Anyway, gradually the employees and birds are getting used to each other. There are a few people out here who ride their (Harley's mostly) with birds on the handle-bars, but I am too afraid to try that. A few times when Capone was with me and a large bird (Hawk probablY) flew overhead Capone screamed and dove into my shirt like his life was threatened. He reacts the same way to overhead fans. A few times he also bailed the OTHER WAY ... that is, off me, and I would hate for that to happen on the highway. Anyway, if this qualifies me as a half-member of your group, please let me know as I'd be delighted. Have a nice weekend. bonnie
From: Keith D Gregory Subject: rec.motorcycles.stagehands.pet-bird-owners.pinballers.ex-unix-supporters Date: Sun, 12 Mar 1995 10:44:13 -0500 (EST) Since when did "cockatiel-owners" get replaced by "pet-bird-owners"? That's the way to let in noise! Do you really want to hear prattling parrot parents tell you how their african grey just managed to open a bank safe? -kdg
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 0500 21:14:08 From: jeanmarc I am interested in rec.motocycles.stagehands. but it's not avaible thru my server. where can I find it? Jean Marcouiller IATSE 58
Date: 22 Sep 1995 09:49:37 EDT From: Carla D. Richters Subject: #5 1/2? Mark, I have been reading and enjoying your signature for a while. If I qualify for all of your requirements but the Unix supporter, could I count for 1/2 membership? rec. '57harleysporty.scarletmacaw.indy500pinball. if I qualify, are there dues? Carla Richters Dartmouth College Costume Shop (previous bus and trucker TWU #805-St. Louis.)
From: Gosia Dymurska Subject: Associate r.m.s.p.p.e member Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:57:25 -0500 (EST) (16:57 CET)
From: mjbergen (monty (mark)) Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 02:19:15 -0400 (EDT) (08:19 CEST) hey my name is mark bergen, i am from Canada. Guitar player and asshole we got lots in common
From: Zev Kellen Subject: Associate r.m.s.p.p.e member Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 01:30:44 -0500 (EST) (07:30 CET)