Friday, August 10, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Dodo lives!

Hey everyone.

Our friends at the Montgomery Advertiser suggested via their forum that "HABOTN.com is going the way of the dodo."

So here, live on the Internet, is a picture of the NOW-EXTINCT DODO.

Please don't distribute this picture among your friends or other media outlets. This is legitimate scoop gleaned from hundreds of hours of interviews and/or investigation.

234 comments:

  1. Bunch of idiots - stole that from Michael

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  2. Sorry, JayG. I've done my fair share of ornithology, and that, my friend, is a blue-footed booby.

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  3. Biff, just let it go. He's on a roll.

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  4. European swallow. Absolutely sure of it.

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  5. glad I could make it over today and nice to see an update on the front page from JG. Afternoon everyone.

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  6. What is the air speed velocity of that bird?

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  7. Man, things are pandemonium (or pandamonium if you're Chinese) when Jay decides to switch jobs. I had to get out of 2.0 just so I could keep up with all that is going on. Now, can someone tell me how I can transfer my post count to Greasin' The Rails. I can't let all that work be vane.

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  8. All we need is little dodo DNA. We can do this. We can bring it back!

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  10. This reminds me of a speakeasy. Had to convince the guy at the door I was "cool".

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    1. Haha. My poker room has a pin on iPhone maps, and also a sign on the wall proclaiming it The Back Room at Yellowhouse Speakeasy. I'm a fan.

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  11. I never had to do any convincing of grease any palms. Stepped right up and walked right in, that's how I rolled.

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    1. Lollapalooza 2012. Got in Friday and Saturday just like that. It was amazing.

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  12. I don't want to know where Norm was walking into.

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  13. I'd guess roughly 95% of them would be places you'd like to go.

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  14. You're at Disney 95% of the time?

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  15. No one has brought up Robinson over here! Glad I did unless this is a non-football blog.

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  16. Good point bubbs. I hereby retract that as it relates specifically to Crazy Eddie. The corrected percentage should then be 0.0%. If I were to say places that you and PF would like to go, I'd put it at 100% easy.

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  17. If you all are subscribing to AuburnSports.com and you're not on the Greasin' The Rails "side" of the forums, you need to be there.

    It's a nice place to hang if the Bunker is a little too rough for your tastes. I personally think the Bunker is highly entertaining for the most part. You may disagree. I will welcome you with open arms in the Bunker, GTR or if you stick with HABOTN.net. I enjoy all of you.

    Well, maybe not ALL.

    Most.

    ha ha ha

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  18. II expect I'll be over there soon. So many blogs, so little time.

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  19. I haven't read a lot of the Bunker, but did read some today. These people have no sense of humor. I was reading where Philip is now teasingly calling himself the Honey Bear. They were giving him all kinds of grief over it. They were being very serious - don't think they understood it was in fun. Or maybe i don't get their sarcasm yet.

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    1. Most of them "get it; some don't.

      Kinda like the real world!

      (HABOTN.com = nice world.)

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  20. If this blog is extinct..... are we all... dead??????

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  21. Watching Joe Bonamassa on PBS late night with a good buzz. Having A Blast!

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    1. Really expected more out of him at d-end.

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  22. This is bringing back old memories. A lot like 1.0. Jay post and we comment. Love it

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  23. This is bringing back old memories. A lot like 1.0. Jay post and we comment. Love it

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  24. I actually like this format best. I like the reply ability, but how everything just flows. Pretty cool.

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  25. Yeah, me too. So. I was sound asleep when I heard the door open around 2. I'm used to that. My roommate's night job is as a club DJ and he comes home late a lot. What happened next shocked me. Door flew open "Yo [Peter]! Get Up. Get Up. We gotta Gooooo." I was up and dressed in a second, thinking the world was ending. "Where?" John Digweed is going on RIGHT NOW at Plush" So I went from the world was ending to seeing a DJ play a 2-4am set in 5 seconds. OF COURSE I WENT! I was up and dressed. I'm not huge into electronic music, but I do like to listen to it being mixed live. (Have to work 14 hours tomorrow, too!)

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  26. It's ok to dance to with sufficient alcohol, but I can't get into that electro junk. Maybe the reason clubs play it is that people buy more drinks so they're drunk enough to like it.

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  27. I can't get into electronic either. It's just not impressive as musicians actually making music live.

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  28. Polka. I only listen to polka. All polka all the time.

    Oompa oompa oompa.

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  29. Well, well, well. Look what I stumbled upon. HABOTN 3.0, a lot like 1.0

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  30. What is this place? Is it HABOTN 3.0 or what I lost count.

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    1. I have seen it dubbed 2.1, but I haven't seen an official ruling.

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  31. I had you down as a square dancer Bubbs.

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  32. He is a square, you had that part right!

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  33. And I'm sure he dances like one.

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  34. Chumps. I could beat any of you losers in a dance off.

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    1. Name it. Time. Place. Dance. I'll be there to make you cry. Seriously.

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    2. That might be a good competition... until I come in and melt all your faces off with my moves. You two would probably never dance again.

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    3. PF,

      I went through your browser history. After finding this, I feel pretty comfortable with my chances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuPSIbABYVU

      MJT,

      Jan Terry is not allowed to be present. That's an unfair advantage.

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  35. I think everyone should just move over here. 1.0 was far better than 2.0.

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  36. Holy crap, I'll rest when I die. Just getting home, and not yet sure I'm parked for the night. Tuesday is going to suck (yeah, I think that far ahead sometimes).

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  37. I like this place, but it shouldn't be a substitute for GTR. Here we can come for the more personal stuff, like talking about Norm. GTR is the go to spot for Auburn football.

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  38. Are people talking Auburn football here?

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  39. I'll talk AU football here, there and everywhere.

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  40. I thought here was the place to talk about Norm. Just when I thought I had it all figured out...

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  41. This is the place to discuss the BC coaching situation.

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  42. Michael, you sissy. Get yourself to GTR! There is no puppet hour there. How do you expect a new forum to develop without a puppet hour?

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  43. I don't really like marsh mellows except for the kind that comes in cereal.

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  44. JayGT - under the "We have moved" blog at jaygtate.blogspot, the link in
    The NEW HABOTN is now at http://www.habotn.com. Adjust your bookmarks. takes me to madvertiser. Apparently, Having a Blast specifically requires one not to include www. Would it be too much to ask for you to fix the link so I can keep my beloved jaygtate.blogspot.com bookmark?

    xoxoxo

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    1. I cleared that up. At least -- I hope I did.

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  45. THT, you're losing valuable "having a blast" points....at this rate you'll never reach Ring of Blastedness.

    Quit being a blastard. ;)

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  46. You mean I've got to start from scratch?

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  47. Well, that's how MrsTHT and THT2.0 do all of their cookin'. I suppose there's no reason I should do the same with my postin'.

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  48. I get no kick from Champagne, mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all...

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  49. Does anyone else get pissed when habotn.net's admin post stuff that is days old like its new news. I get excited to see new news just to realize its actually days old info. I guess that's what u get with free.

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  50. It's true, THT loves scratch.

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  51. Unless and until MA hires a new person, I'll expect more of the same from them as it relates to HABOTN. More of the same = nothing.

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  52. They hired someone, Norm. I would ask JayG about Ethan Bernal, but that would kind of put him in a bind.

    He sounds young, but maybe that means we can mold him ... His mom probably shouldn't know about us.

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  53. Where'd you see this Bubbs? The front page I never visit unless someone says there's something there? A kid we can corru... Errr mold sounds promising.

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  54. Nah. Just low level recon work. He's on The Twitter Machine: @EGB_123

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  55. thanks for reminding me, bubbs. So am I. Been several days since I thought to check what gibberish I've been fed lately.

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  56. Maybe madmin should subscribe to auburnsports?

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  57. The new guy's profile says he is a journalism student doing freelance. Maybe he is spider-man?

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  58. Hope not. I doubt SM is that good of a journalist. He spends all his time putting on and taking off spandex.

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  59. Maybe not, but I think I just explained one reason why you would be a terrible journalist.

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  60. There's a plethora of reasons why I wouldn't be a good journalist. I'm pretty sure that neither SpiderMan nor spandex are in there.

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  61. Been meaning to ask, Norm: why all the spandex?

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  62. Well...if by "all" you mean "none", it's simple, I don't have it and don't need it. Thanks for your question. Next?

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  63. So all those dance outfits aren't spandex? Huh. Well there you go. I learn a lot about a lot on the HABOTN.

    What do they make all those outfits out of, Norm? Rayon? Polyester, perhaps? That wouldn't seem like it would breathe well.

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  64. Can't answer that one. As F4* would tell you, I'm not a good dancer. In fact, as recently as this past Friday, I'm apparently "the worst dancer in the history of the whole world."

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  65. Norm you have to give us more on "the worst dancer in the history of the whole world."

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  66. Norm is too excited to talk about his dancing to pay attention to post numbers.

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  67. I like his humility. I think it will help his career in the long run.

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  68. Norm likes to call it the "long dance".

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  69. My apologies. As much as Norm and Crazy Eddie may like the same recovery shake, they are not the same person.

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  70. My apologies. I bookmarked this specific page and don't see the post count in any handy way. I'll try to do better and keep track.

    F4* reconfirmed my dancing skills this afternoon/evening to GMB. I had some Kool & the Gang going poolside while they swam so I busted some of my late 40's white guy moves on them. He says "Dad, didn't I JUST tell you you're the worst dancer in the history of the whole world?"

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  71. F4* has obviously never met me. You may make WERK look intelligent, but I'd make you look like Fred Astaire...back when he was alive, of course.

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  72. a step closer to page flip..

    ..er, wait, wrong blog.

    Morning blastards.

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  73. I can only read the front page of HABOTN.NET, so I'm probably not getting a clear picture of exactly what's happening here with Ethan.

    I will say this: Ethan is a good kid. As he mentioned in the post, he and I talk fairly often about journalism and writing and what he needs to do to keep moving up that learning curve. He's working hard to improve. I like his attitude. I suspect the blog could be a challenge for him because he's a very reserved person, but I'll be cheering for him on an individual basis.

    Is Ethan the new MA beat writer? Some dude was at Auburn yesterday allegedly interviewing for my old job, which seemed odd considering I turned in my notice on JULY 7 and it's now AUGUST 14 and they still don't have anyone hired to cover their most important sports beat.

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  74. Ethan has gotten a warm welcome. So far so good. But you do bring up an interesting question. When introduced, this is what madmin said:

    "You may notice the byline "EBonAU" near the top of the homepage today. That's our new contributor, Ethan Bernal.

    Ethan was an intern for us this summer and did such a good job, including contributing to coverage of the Auburn shootings, we asked him to come on board with HABOTN.

    Please welcome him, and I'm sure he'd welcome any story tips you guys have."

    If you check his MA article http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120814/SPORTS0402/308140019

    it still says "special to the MA." Not sure if they just haven't changed that title or what. But the way madmin said "come aboard with HABOTN," I wondered if they were just giving us a baby sitter. I was going to ask for clarification on 2.0, but forgot. I'll do just that now.

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  75. The thread welcoming Ethan has degenerated into a another mayonnaise discussion. In other words, he's getting a typical HABOTN greeting. We'll be nice and try to help him along.

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    1. Well, he did open the door to it by stating his preference in his front page introduction. It's more like it dove right into it than drifted.

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  76. I think he'll continue to appear as "Special to The Advertiser" because he's not a staff writer. The story in today's editions? Josh wrote it last week. Remember the AuburnSports.com story on kickoffs? I posted it when the Jovon Robinson flap was just picking up steam. LOL

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  77. Mayo talk everywhere. How do we get rid of it?

    Let's change the subject and talk about gypsum.

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  78. Are we talking drywall or the city? Considering who's is starting this conversation, I'll go with the city.

    I've never been. Should I put it on my list?

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  79. Gypsies would be more interesting.

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    1. would tramps & thieves be included in that discussion?

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  80. We could discuss Greek yogurt instead.

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    1. I'd much rather discuss blown glass, or dustbowls, or pi.

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  81. I actually thought about including the phrase, "the mineral, not the town". Leave it to bubbs to find that obscure little town in Colorado. I've blown by there a number of times on the interstate. Don't think I've ever flown into the airport there. But I digress. The mineral, let's stick with the mineral.

    I had a desert rose when I was a kid. Have no idea where it is now.

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  82. Ok, so THT want to discuss calcium sulfate dihydrate instead of something tasty and nutritious. It's a soft mineral that can form ginormous crystals. What about it? :-)

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  83. I remember a story about those caves. Pretty cool stuff.

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  84. You just don't run into that many hot mineral deposit debates these days. Kudos to the originality. At HABOTN, anything is fair game.

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  85. That's one thing I remembered about the story. It was really hot in there. Says 112 with 90%-100% humidity. So. Yeah, I'll just appreciate the pictures.

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text

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  86. Not only does it make really cool crystals, but it's a useful building material.

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  87. I've always wanted to go to White Sands. Unfortunately, our trip in Oct/Nov likely won't get that far south :(

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  88. Been there. If you get that far south, you should go on down to Carlsbad.

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  89. well, White Sands was going to be a stop on the way to Carlsbad. I don't think we'll have time for them if we are going to catch Arches and all those other places in Utah I'd rather see.

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  90. I haven't been to Arches, but the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce are well worth the trip up that way.

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  91. Spent a few weeks in Cedar City & St. George, UT awhile back. Some nice scenery out that way. I know we went through Bryce & Zion, there were others too but I can't remember them.

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  92. Arches was too far from St George for a day trip and we weren't camping that time. I don't think there's very much lodging that isn't camping near Arches. It's on my list if I get back out there.

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  93. Did you pick up a Dixie State College t-shirt while you were in St. George? If not, shame on you. Or try the on line bookstore

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    1. We just thought they ad a lot of gall calling it Dixie.

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  94. LEEDS

    Lose some money for me, PF.

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    1. And I have teenage and preteen daughters, I can lose plenty of money here.

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  96. Hoover, AL

    Oh my. You didn't notice the emerging pattern bigdaddy?

    I'm not sure this is like Art's page flipping monstrosity, but you might catch some heat for this.

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  97. Bethesda, MD since that's where I am. I don't see anything on this blog that gives locations.

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  98. Spring City, TN...for another couple of hours anyway.

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  99. I'll go with Washington, GA to block, Alex.

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  100. Well, I'm now in DC. I'm afraid there won't be much variation until the weekend. Are we to continue these updates indefinitely?

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  101. Leeds.

    shark week has been meh.

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  102. Southern Part of Heaven, NC

    I want barbecue.

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  103. Shark week, they're going to have to move from towing the camera man in front of the bait to towing the cameraman attached to the bait for another changeup....

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  104. Back in Bethesda. Maybe they should try using the cameraman as bait. They could get a great shot of the sharks mouth. Of course, each cameraman could only do it once.

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  105. Still in Troy.

    From what I've seen, Shark Week appears to be regurgitation of old material. I'd expect more new material to be available for Shark Week at this stage of their game. So given that, I'd be more interested in them having a Dirty Jobs Week.

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  106. You need to move around some Norm.

    How many new documentaries do you think they can make in a year? Especially if they are using cameramen as bait.

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  107. northern Durham yesterday, southern Durham today. Sadly, still not Durham, UK.

    I have no interest in watching sharks regurgitate. Forget sharks and dirty jobs. They need a Maps Week!

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  108. Still in the Gump. Mrs. Jet in suburban ATL. Hmmm, three nights alone at the Hangar.

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  109. Back in Spring City.

    Last few nights in Knoxville.

    Tonight back to the Noog. Sad face.

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  110. GTR is picking up steam with notable names such as THT, Hoopie, Fillise, Chip Chip, Loganville Tiger, AUWilly, WEG, Crazy Eddie and the Norm on board. Substance is flowing like rain. Now, it is time for you people and michael to be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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    1. Add DadOf3Girls and stupup. Sorry for any other omissions. I can't go around memorizing stuff.

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  111. Whatever. Notice the new thread entry from MAdmin? Call it whatever the hell they want to, they have some serious ground to attempt to make up.

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  112. Do you mean the MA headline thing? What do you expect?

    While I'd like to support Jay, I've just got too many other places that need 10 bucks to pay for it. I'm sure GTR will get along fine without me.

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  113. Nova, you are a major contributor to the atmosphere. I hope you will reconsider. It is worth the substance.

    Norm, what has the madmin done now?

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  114. Ah, that will be interesting. I guess that domain squabble might have had an effect. Changing the name makes a lot of sense. Jay developed the HABOTN atmosphere, and it will likely be different with a different administrator. Jay knows how to wield the banhammer and when not to. That is what I think defined the atmosphere. There wasn't a lot of hammering, but you knew Jay would handle any situation.

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  115. Hoover.

    - Look at E-Bro trying to get a comment on his playin.

    - I'd watch a maps week. How the states got their shape was interesting enough. I'd be game for a serious maps show.

    - Name change my foot. It ain't never gonna be nothin' but 2.0.

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  116. I caught that EBro attempt and just let it go.

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  117. So who started and what's up with the city name calling? Is THT trying to make a map where we are when we post or what?

    Oh Opelika, Al.

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  118. We HABOTNers are real big into organics bigdaddy. Things just happen. The city name thing just got legs on its own.

    A map by THT would be cool, but I don't know if he ever makes rather than study them.

    Still Hoover.

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  119. Man, I screwed this one up bad. I named where I think I might be later instead. Going to do some land shopping for a family compound this weekend.

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  120. still Durham, still not UK :(
    I had forgotten about one map I made until my parents moved into one of them sr citizen compounds and had to clean out a lot of junk. I drew it when I was 12 and my mom actually had it framed. I never saw it on a wall, so I don't know why it was framed. I drew a floor plan of our house and created an interstate road system through it. I liked fancy interchanges.

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  121. Once HABOTN gets a new name, I wonder what Hotties will be called. Maybe Matties or something.

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  122. Since the initials will be AA, we'll probably be Alchoholics.

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  123. Nothing says family like the word authority. As a matter of fact, maybe referring to your parents as the authorities might give family an entirely new meaning.

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    1. Hey, that does make for a nice slogan for the Auburn Authority.

      "Respect My Authoritie".

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  124. Steve that has already been done. Thanks for playing

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  125. Auburn Authority.

    The new name doesn't even really make sense. It's supposed to convey: "an authority on Auburn," but it just sounds like "the Auburn mall cops."

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  126. Mall Cops ha ha, maybe they can get Paul Blart.

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  127. What's wrong with Vegas? I thought you loved that place.

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  128. Ain't no playin' going on from me. Not how I roll.

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  129. Rollin' rollin' rollin' Rawhide

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  130. I wasn't in Vegas. i was at habotn.net.

    I need to make a Vegas trip. Maybe January. Like old times.

    I'm booking a Puerto Rico in October trip tomorrow, though, and have an Atlantic City trip planned for next month. Somehow, I'll fit Auburn in there. I feel like this whole breakup thing resulted in me retiring and just enjoying life. I apparently wasn't doing enough of that before!

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    2. Ha. No kids, and she makes 5 times what I do. No, I'm supporting me and me alone.

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  131. I wish I had the energy required to live the life of either PF or F4*. One I get to experience and sometimes envy vicariously, the other I have to experience and hope to survive.

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  132. I need substance bad. Is it really worth 10bucks a month. I love jays work but 10bucks a month. That could feed a bunch of homeless people or my dog.

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  133. Robert - Feed the dog, read JGT's substance, and eat ramen noodles every day.

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  134. The volume of substantive material put out specifically by JGT when added to that written by others at the new place is quite a lot to keep up with. It 's more than sufficient.

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  135. Ten bucks a month is more than worth it to me.

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    2. It's a little more than one trip to a burger joint a month. I can cope.

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  136. I've heard, and I don't know if this is true, that if you give MJT $10 a month he'll keep your cooler full of substance.

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  137. i might be willing to pay him $10 to fill YOUR cooler with substance but he'd best keep his substance away from my cooler.

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  138. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN? It's freaking coming down in buckets here. Literal buckets from the sky. Most of them are old red pickle buckets, but some of them are black. Also, I've somehow gotten into a genre of music that I've never liked before. 80s Metal (the best is from Scandanavia). It's very silly. I like it.

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