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Old 10-17-2016   #171
 
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Lol, thanks, that was great!
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

The movie 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was openly based on Homer's Odyssey.

Could the San Miguel Epic also be based on a greater story from thousands of years ago?
Not by plagiarism, but with the same appreciation as the Cohen Brothers.

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Old 10-17-2016   #172
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For anyone hanging on the edge of their seat, this story does not conclude with a bang, but with a whimper. What’s left to tell is mostly a testament to people stepping up in an effort to facilitate a positive outcome.

Wait. So 44,000 views later and that's how it ends???
"I hit a rock and lost all my shit- you fill in the blanks"???

Kinda weak dude.
Hopefully you at least had some kind of real resolution, whether you wanna share it or not.....

At the very least, 44000 views and the amusement of a bunch of bored buzzards in October counts for something, right
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Old 10-17-2016   #173
 
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Wait. So 44,000 views later and that's how it ends???
"I hit a rock and lost all my shit- you fill in the blanks"???

Kinda weak dude.
Hopefully you at least had some kind of real resolution, whether you wanna share it or not.....

At the very least, 44000 views and the amusement of a bunch of bored buzzards in October counts for something, right

The five stages:

anger
denial
bargaining
depression
acceptance.


The good news is with that post we only have two stages left.
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Old 10-17-2016   #174
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No, I guess you could still count depression.
I was kinda expecting some big dramatic conclusion

Acceptance comes later
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Old 10-17-2016   #175
 
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The missing oar rig was spotted this morning from the air. I will refrain until later from revealing the location so as to avoid potential vultures.
How about this part?Whom and where, spotted your boat? Sounds like your already counting it lost?
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The missing oar rig was spotted this morning from the air. I will refrain until later from revealing the location so as to avoid potential vultures.
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That was from 06-26-2016.

Now we're reduced to a Back to the Future sequel.
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So, even if it does end with a whimper, once you make it to the end, do us a favor, and wite an alternate ending just for kicks. Then you can throw in all the flare of a great ending the story deserves. Al a Big Fish style, so you become immortal through the story...you know, like Grif.
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I popped in to the last couple of days, looked at the page count, and ferried back to the beginning. Very good read! The installments are part of the greatness, the sniveling and whining are not. Keep it going, and do not let a good story die for want of a little embellishment!
Was the boat recovered on land or in a strainer? Were one or more of the JW's wrapped up in the thing when you found it? Or were they celebrating "Pistols for 4, coffee for 2" with another pair of (Quakers/Shakers/Tories/ or Whigs)?
I've enjoyed the comments about the Bard as well. Not being over-tutored on the subject, I just assumed the old boy voiced each piece as he desired, and that his superior intelligence, breadth of vocabulary, and depth of human observation allowed him step aside at times, to hew the frames, fair the lines and caulk the planks of his story and sail it whither he chose. I accept any good story as just that, and I'm looking forward to the next installment of this one. Keep it rollin', My Friend. I shall weep when it comes to its inevitable conclusion.
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My one big takeaway...er...maybe not the best phrasing, I was not involved nor nowhere near any of this incident.

Lets see, the one lesson reinforced by our epic saga is that when things don't go as u would plan and stuff hits the fan: forget the stuff.

I am sorry u may have lost some of your material goods, but the fact that u and your coadventurer came out generally ok is the most important thing. Bruised and battered tho body, ego and pocketbook may be, u lived to fight another day.

If others may not have done the right thing, as u may be implying, that is for them to let their conscience deal with, or answer for when it comes to judgment. If there was indeed foul play, river karma is a bitch.

Happy many further epics!
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Your tale of woe has been written with both devotion and honor. Kanye's advice...haters gonna hate, just sit back and watch the thread views pile up.
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