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Old 10-18-2006, 01:43 PM   #12981
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The Thread™ (2005-2006)
A EULOGY

I'd like you to think, if you will, of the longest forum topic imaginable. Pretty big, huh? Well, today we gather to pay our respects to one of the biggest of the big. A thread that was larger than life. A big cheese in a small world. The Thread™ has featured its last post, and as we sound the last post today the reality of just how much we are already missing it dawns on us.

The Thread™ came into being in December, 2005, and tragically passed away just a few days ago. And, to me, it leaves a deep sense of loss. I'd watched it grow and blossom into life. Post after post of inane gibberish that brought a spark of interest to the dull world in which we live, and that made us all - I think - slightly more glad to be alive. Watching it wither and die, and watching the desperation of many of those who weren't RLacey attempting in vain to put the Thread™ out of the misery in which it found itself, was a harrowing experience.

I was walking through central Oxford a couple of weeks back, on my way to lunch, when I happened to stumble upon a new shop opening on the High Street. It was a joke shop, and my immediate thought upon stepping inside and glancing at the assortment of oddities on display was that the Thread™ would love it. It is my greatest regret that I never got to speak about it, but I think it important to state the following: the Thread™ always liked a laugh, and the world will be a slightly less joyful place now that it's over.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #12982
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*sniff* That was beautiful.

*gets the AG Forum Band together and leads a rendition of "Nearer My God To Thee"*
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:50 PM   #12983
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And with that the funeral service comes to an end.

Time to close up now, people. Please make your way to the exit, and try not to drop any litter on your way out. Thank you for coming... I know the Thread™ would appreciate it.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #12984
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*stands by the church gates*
-Welcome everybody for some funeral coffee at my place. (Swedish tradition anyway) Follow that beige Ford and you'll be right there.
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*gets the AG Forum Band together and leads a rendition of "Nearer My God To Thee"*
"Still all my song shall be, nea-rer, my God, to thee....


Classicaly conducted eulogy, by the way. Absolutely smashing. *puts on black suit and proceeds to funeral....*
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:06 PM   #12986
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No need to cry.... the thread would want us to be happy So pull yourself together and start dancing........
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*leads the band into an Irish jig*
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:20 PM   #12989
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Please, people. Head over to the Sequel Thread™ if you want to continue the meeting.
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Welcome everybody for some funeral coffee at my place. (Swedish tradition anyway)
Well, I've never heard of anyone using the ashes for that purpose!
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:39 PM   #12992
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Anyway, the Thread™ was buried rather than cremated. Were you not paying attention during the service, Jatsie?
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Please, people. Head over to the Sequel Thread™ if you want to continue the meeting.
But the sequel isn't nearly as good! Besides, the band hasn't finished playing yet.
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Anyway, the Thread™ was buried rather than cremated. Were you not paying attention during the service, Jatsie?
I was too misty-eyed to notice.
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But the sequel isn't nearly as good! Besides, the band hasn't finished playing yet.
Yeah, do they play requests?

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Of course!
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*raises baton and waits for someone to call out a request*
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Can we have "The Ballad of RLacey's Thread™-killing"?
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:57 PM   #12999
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This is highly inappropriate, we shall have Mozart's Requiem in D minor.
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His body is buried in peace,
but his name liveth evermore.
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