Mudcat Café message #299666 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25520   Message #299666
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
18-Sep-00 - 12:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: why Mudcat is slow..almost 300,000 posts
Subject: RE: BS: why Mudcat is slow..almost 300,000 posts
You know,Catspaw,I can't tell ya what an honor it is to be a part of the Mudcat NYCTS Threadathon.But it's more than just laughter,balloons,tiples,and noseflutes. It's thousands of lonely,isolated Folkies, listening to obscure 78s of the Carter Family in grubby loft-apartments throughout New England. It's scores of computer enthusiasts with $900 Martin guitars that they can only play Leavin' on a Jet Plane on.It's college kids who lock the door,use a Bic lighter for a slide,and wail "Ah'm goin' down to de Crossroad" while their roomate bangs on the door shouting "Let me in Goddammit!I've got to take a shower before my Date!"It's people in countries where English is not even the second language,taking hours with a Croatian/English Translation Dictionary just to post to the "THREAD FOR PEOPLE WHO DIDN"T POST TO THE OTHER NINE 'DON'T POST TO THIS THREAD' THREADS".It's rich guys with lap tops driving around in the back of their limos while...ah,Hell,who am I kidding? Those guys don't post here.But they should,Catspaw...they should.