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Introducing...the newest member of the Mod Squad
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Posted by  2009-05-13 00:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6515 views ]  Top

#1 Welcome agin, tw, and a reminder to Rantburg's loyal netizens and lurkers:

The tip jar is over there on the right sidebar. If you can spare it, launder your ill-gotten gains through PayPal or Amazon, or shop through the Amazon link - Fred's gonna have to buy us some beers after he heals up.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-13 00:17||   2009-05-13 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Dear Trailing, I have always enjoyed your rapier sharp wit, go at them!!
Posted by Steven 2009-05-13 00:20||   2009-05-13 00:20|| Front Page Top

#3 I suppose we're going to have to start being nice and polite to each other now?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-05-13 00:54||   2009-05-13 00:54|| Front Page Top

#4 Marines also need a few good women. Looking forward to your Tour of Duty.

Semper Fi TW
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-13 02:18||   2009-05-13 02:18|| Front Page Top


tw - ***w00t!***
Congratulations. We're looking forward to being stunned by your periwinkle. ;-)

Fred - praying for a speedy recuperation. Hope you have a good book and some good music and can manage to really relax a little.

I hit the tip jar last week (through PayPal for the first time), and when my refund comes back, I'll try to hit it again.
Posted by ryuge 2009-05-13 03:25||   2009-05-13 03:25|| Front Page Top

#6 Yay TW!! Another excellent choice for the mod pack!

Please do not hesitate to rap the knuckles of the deserving with your periwinkle-colored ruler, lest some of us rowdier folk decide to act out intentionally just to see what happens.
Posted by Free Radical">Free Radical  2009-05-13 03:58||   2009-05-13 03:58|| Front Page Top

#7 It seems esteemed TW is not yet in the coded color chart in the sidebar. "Stunning periwinkle"... is that like Doc White's "salmon" - ahah, yes, "salmon", that one always cracks me up... -, except that it isn't pink, but more of a pervenche like color? I should wiki it.
Posted by anonymous5089 2009-05-13 04:27||   2009-05-13 04:27|| Front Page Top

#8 TW, you are a class act, and this is the most well-deserved of all well-deserved promotions.
Posted by Mike 2009-05-13 06:49||   2009-05-13 06:49|| Front Page Top

#9 Cool! I have not only enjoyed TW's rapier-like wit but also have had the privilege of actually meeting her in person! A charming and delighful person, unless you irritate her with your stupidity!

Looking forward to see just what color 'periwinkle' is like.
Posted by Bobby 2009-05-13 06:55||   2009-05-13 06:55|| Front Page Top

#10 If anyone can bring some decorum and civility to this unruly pack, it's Trailing Wife.

Well done and welcome aboard!
Posted by GORT 2009-05-13 07:29||   2009-05-13 07:29|| Front Page Top

#11 TW! Excellent.
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-13 08:29||   2009-05-13 08:29|| Front Page Top

#12 Congratulations, tw!

(The trolls don't yet know what hit 'em, and probably never will....heh heh heh!)
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-05-13 08:35||   2009-05-13 08:35|| Front Page Top

#13 Congrats TW. Always looking forward to your insightful commentary. Class act is right.

And now I guess we better be good - or no tea and cookies.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-13 08:45||   2009-05-13 08:45|| Front Page Top

#14 Good morning, and thank you O My Best Beloveds (points for the first one to say where that's from). I'll model the periwinkle -- it's a soft, purplish blue -- as soon as I figure out how to put it on. I shan't strive for too much decorum, because that would interfere with Rantburg's traditional civil, well-reasoned discourse. BUT, if I tell someone he is out of line, I expect there will be absolutely no whining about freedom of speech or unnecessary political correctness. Rantburg is the living room/lounge/sitting room (whichever dialect of English the reader speaks most comfortably) of Mr. Fred Pruitt's home, and those who do not accept his rules will be spanked with my brand new clue bat. Those who prove incapable of learning from that will be banned, after which I will retire to my little corner to cry over the recipient's stubborn stupidity. Please don't make me cry -- my eyes get red, which clashes horribly with the lovely periwinkle Fred gave me.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-05-13 08:49||   2009-05-13 08:49|| Front Page Top

#15 "Best Beloveds". Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.

Good luck with your new assignment, TW.
Posted by WTF 2009-05-13 09:05||   2009-05-13 09:05|| Front Page Top

#16 Glad to see you on, TW. Don't cry over the spam trolls though. They are as deserving of a ban as the Taliban are of a JDAM.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-05-13 09:19||   2009-05-13 09:19|| Front Page Top

#17 *gulp*...hey, TW? Still buddies, right?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-13 09:35||   2009-05-13 09:35|| Front Page Top

#18 Extra points for WTF, and in under fifteen minutes! :-) I'll have to think of something harder, next time.

Spammers won't make me cry, Darth Vader, only the determinedly stupid.

You know I adore you, Frank dear... and I know you'll never give me reason to cry.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-13 09:47||   2009-05-13 09:47|| Front Page Top

#19 Congrats on the promotion. Periwinkle is rgb(170, 170, 255) or #AAAAFF. For some other color choices look here.
Posted by ed 2009-05-13 09:57||   2009-05-13 09:57|| Front Page Top

#20 When I saw the headline about a new member of the Mod Squad, my first thought was, "I bet it's TW."

I'm very happy that it is. Great choice, Fred. Congrats, TW!
Posted by eltoroverde 2009-05-13 10:03||   2009-05-13 10:03|| Front Page Top

#21 Hails and such.
Posted by .5MT 2009-05-13 10:40||   2009-05-13 10:40|| Front Page Top

#22 Congratulations, tw.
Fred, I hope everything goes well with the re-build.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2009-05-13 11:12||   2009-05-13 11:12|| Front Page Top

#23 Welcome aboard, TW -- I cheated and went to Ed's link and saw your periwinkle! Lovely, of course.
Posted by Sherry">Sherry  2009-05-13 11:18||   2009-05-13 11:18|| Front Page Top

#24 TW is SWELL! Good choice!
Posted by Kofi Claitle6576 2009-05-13 11:40||   2009-05-13 11:40|| Front Page Top

#25 An excellent choice, Fred! And congratulations, TW! Could not happen to a more deserving person!

And we should not just wait with anticipation for her to strike the reality-challenged that occasionally pops up among us: I look forward to periwinkle colored inlines in the bodies of articles themselves, where their impact is amplified by proximity that would otherwise be diminished when stated in the comments.
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2009-05-13 11:53||]">[]  2009-05-13 11:53|| Front Page Top

#26 Congrats TW!! The Burg will be a better place now that you not only swing a periwinkle clue bat, but you bring grace and charm to our friendly brawl.
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-05-13 12:30||   2009-05-13 12:30|| Front Page Top

#27 Wow, the Burg keeps getting better and better. While I rejoice at your promotion TW, I hope Fred gets well soon.
Posted by Spot 2009-05-13 13:42||   2009-05-13 13:42|| Front Page Top

#28 Junkuya, TW
Posted by Mercutio 2009-05-13 14:10||   2009-05-13 14:10|| Front Page Top

#29 TW, do you own a home overlooking the ocean in Carmel, CA? It recently merged with "Sea Urchin" the reverse elevation home next door. What's going on here, inquiring minds want to know?

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-13 14:50||   2009-05-13 14:50|| Front Page Top

#30 Congratulations TW.

#26 said it all for me. Best wishes.
Posted by Canuckistan sniper 2009-05-13 15:00||   2009-05-13 15:00|| Front Page Top

#31 Hail tw!

tw FTW!
Posted by Mike N. 2009-05-13 15:00||   2009-05-13 15:00|| Front Page Top

#32 Congratulations TW and thank you for stepping up. If I shared my complete feelings there would be trouble with Mr TW and I would likely be your first act of moderation.
Posted by Classical_Liberal 2009-05-13 16:50||   2009-05-13 16:50|| Front Page Top

#33 Darlings, all of you! I shall have to bake something for y'all tomorrow. :-) Classical_Liberal, you are such a flirt -- but see, you behave like the true gentleman that you are... and who knows what will happen if reincarnation is true. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-13 17:52||   2009-05-13 17:52|| Front Page Top

#34 TW looks like Peggy Lipton, you know.
Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2009-05-13 21:06||   2009-05-13 21:06|| Front Page Top

#35 TW - you always manage to raise the tone of Rantburg with cogent, insightful commentary. I guess that means we cancel each other out. :-)
Posted by DMFD 2009-05-13 21:33||   2009-05-13 21:33|| Front Page Top

#36 Dear Eric was sitting when we met at my first Rantapalooza, so perhaps that's why he saw a tall, slender blond. ;-) I actually look exactly not like that, only a good deal shorter. But I hold on to the knowledge that there is a real probability I'll cross the 5' barrier one of these days. We'll just ignore the exact size of that probability, though...
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-13 23:55||   2009-05-13 23:55|| Front Page Top

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