Tis Also the Season to Salute When the Needs of the Many Are Considered
by the Visionof the Two Department:
These two gents have been part of the FSM cast of characters far longer than we have and of recent virtuous vintage was Der Josh-mon's annual Gift Giving inspiration that has become its own titled tradition whilst O-Bruce came up with his FSM Man-of-the-Year citation (and if you go through with your threat to prematurely end it this year we're gonna have Michael Corleone, Tony Soprano and the REEL Equalizer pay you a friendly visit - and you don't want that. Rily.)
Too often 'round these far-too-fractured parts, the unceremonious sniping seems more the norm than the ABnormality of courteous consideration, so we didn't want another occasion to slip-slide away without saying a transcendent Thank You to both for planting the seeds and starting twin enterprises that've gone where few ever flew before - and we're all the better for it.
[ By the rococo bye, Meester Marsh, we were about to sign this
"The Hagiographic One" but thought better of it. ]
Thanks, amigo. It's so cool to see FSMers from around the world exchanging gifts and holiday cheer. The seed for the gift exchange was actually planted in 2008 by our own Steve Johnson, who suggested that a gift exchange on this board might be fun. I thought it was a great idea, and with his blessing, I took the reigns and kicked it off. Six years running now, with hopefully many more to go...