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  • posted: February 28 @ 7:23pm
this isn't really goodbye.

i have too much to say, and am without the ability to express it properly, so forgive me if my closing remarks seem to be lacking depth and emotion.

thank you everyone. thank you all for the comments, the humor, the encouragement, the inspiration and most of all, the friendships. this community has meant more to me than you probably will ever know.

and here is where words fail me...


hale. says:
my gift to the world: Clame for Clame.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:24pm -
R E N A U D says:
I hope we stay in touch. I will miss seeing your face in photo form at least once a week.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
mattyc says:
you suck but i love you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
mattyc says:
also more @timbo less @hale in this photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
KC says:
Ryan, it's a damn shame that I wasn't around to hang with you again. But at least we have the internet. Take care of yourself!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Thank you for the pictures. Yours were some of my favorites.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
EdwardTeach says:
I should have talked to you more at throwdown. You were awesome. Sort of like the spiritual mentor of Whiskerino. (i'm not sure what i mean by that, but just go with it.)

You were the king of clames.

Thanks for being so kind.

Thanks for growing with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
Ploafmaster says:
Glad I met you in person and could personally compliment your amazing work on this site. You coaxed so many interesting images out of film, and that's inspirational.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
Poe says:
hey buddy. I totally understand the lack of words and I'm impressed with those who can write more.

I'll see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
Creative Liberty says:
HAIL to the HALE!!! Good run friend. Wish you and the lady the best. I will follow you on all the social netwerks...ok, maybe just Flickr. Peace bro.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It's been an absolute pleasure following you throughout Whiskerino. Your beard is absolutely ridiculous. It was nice meeting you at the Throwdown. Thank you for the saddest bird in the world. It is my go to video if I'm having a bad day.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:28pm -
Pip says:
You're a big part of what makes this place continually great. Thanks for always supplying the awesome and for being a downright nice guy in the process.

We'll see you around. I'm sure of it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:28pm -
Jaymz! says:
but face. i hope you aint a stranger and call me more often, if not hat. you should txt. PS: kate! and i! will be moving into a house in a couple months, we were wondering if you and your lady would give us secrets as t how you fashioned your house so lovely. also, Mackle says he will be in phoenix sometime. i'm hoping you wont pull a spitzer with his ass and forget to ring me (or txt) you know what's funny? your face! oh no.. i kid i kid. i love you and you know this. thanks pops. let's hug it out. call me!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:28pm -
mattyc says:
Goodbye hale... it's been really fun making fun of you for 4 months... now i'll just have to start making fun of you via email for the next 4 years or so... yeah... so thats awesome. and i guess i sort of like you in a not very much at all kinda way. also you still ow me a lengthy jittery email.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:28pm -
Jaymz! says:
PS: thats supposed to be BUTT-FACE not but face. sorry. heh.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
elldub says:
You know my address. Visit that sh*t.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
shularbrau says:
You've got a huge beard, a great sense of humor, and beautiful photos. I hope to bump into you sometime down the road.

Crap links indeed.
Crap links indeed.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You made the party and that's enough.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:31pm -
keifel says:
it's been an honour and privilege. thank you for being awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
mims attack says:
you had some of my all time favorite shots (like the cat eye psychedelic one).. you're also the CLAME king on the whiskerino chat. always hilarious stuff. Mucho take it easy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
Scrivener says:
You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. I am not going to try to put into words how much you've meant to me for the last 5+ years, but I do want to say that I really value your friendship. I'll look forward to seeing you in May and hopefully sometime soon I'll be able to make it out to Phoenix to visit.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
cary norton says:
hey this is a great shot man. way to go out on top.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:33pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk at the Throwdown. But any friend of Paul's is a friend of mine, so I'll just pretend we did and that we got along great. Thanks for all your good work, you were one of the people that helped make Whiskerino what it is.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:34pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
gotta get to Phoenix. gotta get to Phoenix. gotta get to Phoenix.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:36pm -
jeremyokai says:
I'm honored to know you. Thank god for Michael Eades.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:38pm -
wondermade says:
I'm putting you in my rolodex for the trip to Phoenix that may happen later this year.

Clame for how I think of you sans beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:41pm -
Robfrenzy says:
good man
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:41pm -
jonshell says:
thank you, ryan. you're a stand-up, guy.

i hope our paths cross again. see you in may?

take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:41pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
To the "King of CLAME," take care. Loved seeing the random crap you'd show us in the chat column. Awesome stuff.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:44pm -
ilikeschool says:
hi. i love you. bye.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
gragaband says:
You are a legend, and this is a beautiful sendoff.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:49pm -
zackle says:
I love you man. Keep in touch and I hope to make it out your way at some point. If you're ever on the east coast and get thirsty, I've got you covered.

You're the best. I will forever cherish the goodies you send.

Also, I love this picture, even though it's kind of sad.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:49pm -
Furricane says:
You can't begin to know the amount inspiration you've provided me.

Thanks for being a major part of the awesomeness that is whiskerino.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
mynameisjason says:
thank you, for the good times and the cat-themed postcards.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
(Another) Rachel says:
goodbye @hale. Thanks for bringing so many smiles to everyone's faces. see you on the interwebs!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
if you come to Nashville you have a place to crash sir...call anytime 615.481.7508
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
brandon says:
You are amazing.

Also, you are amazing.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:55pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Can't see your mouth 'cos of all that hair, but I don't think you're smiling. But you should, because you've left a meaningful, beautiful mark on many, many people - both physically and sentimentally. And that's life, and success.

One day we'll come find you in Bleached Carcass-town Land. 'Till then, thanks for giving @rolf an amazing drawing to get a tatt of. I love looking at it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:58pm -
ThatGuy says:
It was a pleasure to chat with for even a little bit while in Nashville. Your influence here cannot be understated or denied. Your shots are always amazing and your personality is running through everything here. It's been an honor to share this last ride with so many of the alumni like yourself. Thanks for putting up with all of us new guys and helping us see what it is that we had missed before now. I am truly appreciative.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:04pm -
Roo says:
you are amazing, i agree with @brandon. i saw you at the throwdown as well. i too hate we didn't get a chance to chat. at least you and my wonderful bearded hubby @moo had the chance. take care my friend. we rocked it in 07 and 09!!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:05pm -
mackle says:
I will never forget your entry to the very first Beard Contest back in 2003. You looked like a total a**hole. Daniel and I were so perplexed by who this random stranger was and how he stumbled into our little experiment. I can, more than happily, say that I am glad you did. I dunno what brought you there (or what kept you coming back) but I am absolutely honored to be your friend. Beard Contest / Whiskerino is a bizarre documentation of our 20's and the crazy antics that it brought about.

Seriously, think about it. We've been to NC together. To Vegas together. to LA together. All from growing beards on the Internet. That is absolutely insanity. Whiskerino brought some amazing images into the world but the friendships are the greatest.

You (and Malisa) are great people. I am glad that you let me be your friend.. it is one of the greatest things about my time spent on this earth. Lets not be strangers after this.. Phoenix needs a revisitation and I think a group trip might need to be planned.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:07pm -
benfrank says:
goodbye old friend. i'll miss you...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:09pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
i loved your ghost.

you're pretty great too. be well hale.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
Paragone says:
This isn't goodbye. This is "until next time". It was really good to see you and I know we will cross paths in the future. I have yet to make it out to AZ but when I do I will look you up. I hope you do the same next time you are in Nashville. You and your wife ARE great people as Mackle states. I just wish you lived a bit closer! See you soon pal.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You blew my mind. Really. It's been a treat and an honor to be here with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:12pm -
mixel says:
Ryan, I feel an empty void right now, cause it's been two years since I've seen you. Since I've seen most people on this site. You're awesome, keep being awesome, and tell your awesome wife Malisa I miss her too
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
Glad to have shared this with you. Your photos and other artwork are amazing. Be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:18pm -
Marko says:
Hale, you've been such a staple on these parts, hard to have words myself. I'm only saddened we couldn't hang more at the Throwdowns. The limited times we've talked I can tell you are a true gentleman!

Take care bro and I hope we can cross paths soon!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:30pm -
Andrew says:
it's ok man. I hope you keep posting to flickr, and that you're on in May. I won't be mustaching, but I'll be in the chat and commenting (I hope)

You're a cool dude no matter what @jamesc, @mattyc, and @justiejust say.

Let's keep in touch.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:34pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
I feel like you're handing out keys to the kingdom with that CLAME list! Thanks. Loved many of your shots. You have a great eye.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:43pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your work is beautiful. I am glad to have sparked the occasional comment from time to time from you, and aspire to your level of creativity.

Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:45pm -
Taylor says:
Hope to someday meet you and learn your amazing interwebtacular ways.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:49pm -
hankbobs says:
The words didn't fail you at all. You said it all.

I'm so glad to have gotten to meet you. Thank you for all the inspiration from this and years past. If I ever get another tattoo, I'd want it to be something you created, as bar none, there has not been a ryan hale piece I have seen I didn't love.

I wonder, other than here, do you do work that gets tattooed? I was just thinking that would be funny if the 500 people here are the only ones who think of you as a tattoo artist.

anyways, thanks again for being cool and having kind words to say about me on occasion. I really appreciated that. Cheers

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50pm -
Barefoot says:
Thanks for making my dreams a reality.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
Barefoot says:
hahah I don't know what that means.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
Barefoot says:
I got your number though.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:57pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
hale, this shot is fantastic, & im saving it.

I havent really been following you closely of which i am ashamed because its clear you are a legand around here and i dunno why i failed there big time.

Your participation deication & photography is amazing and im sure that you are a very important part of this thing.

im hoping you can forgive me.
I wish you well.
peace. ula.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:59pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
Dear XhaleX,

You are a fine man and hope to see you before another big chunk of time passes.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:01pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
I think I love you Ryan. Be well! Email me some fun vids!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:09pm -
jarrodms says:
your art and photography is amazing... it was a pleasure to meet you at the trowdown... stay well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:10pm -
Jarrett says:
Your photos were also stunning. It was great growing and showing with you sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
Davis says:
Hey buddy. You gots a lotta comments. You are what people refer to as an awesome dude. I do anyway.

We gotta hang out soon. But I'm not leaving new york because I'm lazy. Sorry.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:15pm -
Spitzer says:
what else can i say that hasn't been said above?

you're a good man and a good friend. thanks for your hospitality in Phoenix. i pray that the Throwdown this past weekend is not the last time we see eachother in person.

... and keep painting!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:16pm -
Chad Pugh says:
Thanks for being awesome - you do it spectacularly. i look forward to not losing touch with you and Malissa
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot. i love your work.

Slán agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:23pm -
BryanHunter says:
Great meeting you at Throwdown. Great shots. Great beard.

All the best.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:28pm -
Karl says:
Your photos and beard have been a continual inspiration. I only wish this could last forever. Thank you for being excellent. Perhaps one day we shall meet. So long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:29pm -
Fofe says:
Although we didn't connect too much, you are one of the folks who define this event. It's been a pleasure to participate in this final chapter with you and to see your amazing images. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:38pm -
gfmorris says:
Thanks for pushing me for KB that one day in 2007. I always blamed Justin, but he told me a few weeks ago that you were responsible.

Have to make it out to see you when I go to PHX.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:42pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
The link list! You turned over the list! Well it was nice knowing you... I have no need for you now that I have your link list.

Good riddance.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Actually, hope to see you around soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:54pm -
Moo says:
It was awesome growing with you this time around! Hope to see you in May! Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:03pm -
c dub says:
i remember when you didn't have photoshop and barely had a computer. it seemed like you had to travel to somebody's house to get them to scan your prints to post up or something. then, one day, magically you started sharing the best things on the internet ever. and back then before digg and delicious and all that posting up all that crazy internet stuff was a lot of work. you have a knack for whackiness that is endearing as hell. i do hope to be friends with you and malissa for a very long time indeed.

much love.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:10pm -
Dschonn says:
Thanks, man. You've been a mentor, an inspiration and a friend. Keep in touch. Please.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:13pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Ryan. I will live the rest of my life with a reminder of this community and you on my shoulder. I hope you know how much I respect you as an artist and a man. It's been a grand pleasure to get to know you. I hope we cross paths again and again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:23pm -
yourfavorite says:
1) You know I'm jealous of your beard.
2) I've had a blast watching your amazing photography skills.
3) Please keep in touch.
4) See you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:26pm -
Boaz says:
Ryan, it was a pleasure growing with you in this whiskerino world. I'm glad we finally met at the throwdown. Godbless and see you in May
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:31pm -
kidstatic says:
ryan, there are not that many truly genuine people in this world. i am honored to have met one of them. you are a gentleman and a scholar and I am proud to count you among my friends.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:41pm -
themightyjones says:
All the best, Ryan. Your beard, as usual, is titanic.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
Kevin! says:
You just zinged me in the chat. Well done, sir.

I hope this will not be the last time we battle.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:48pm -
Ace says:
oh you... well not much to say here.

haha... kidding of course. you know that i love you right? if you dont, then now all the internet knows too. i dont have time to leave you a really long comment as i would like, but really though, i owe my entire whiskerino experience to you alone sir. i would have never discovered the magic that is if it wasnt for you and for that i can never thank you enough. if anything, whenever you doubt yourself, know that you have changed my life for the better and you have the potential to change lives. that in and of itself is worth everything.

also, im glad you live so close by (in comparison to all the other beards on here that is). ill see you in a few weeks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
jason says:
fantastic shots all year.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:05pm -
Terry Masters says:
sad clown
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08pm -
Terry Masters says:
i'm looking at this picture and thinking about what you would look like if your beard hair and your head hair were switched. it's pretty fascinating to think about.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:09pm -
Terry Masters says:
please do that as your next photoshop. possibly with @timbo involved somehow.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:10pm -
Absolutely says:
Nope, it's not. See you around. You're too cool not to catch up with later. I'll look you up when we are in/coming through Phoenix. Take care bud.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:31pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
It's been great meeting you and Malisa (I'm guessing I spelled that wrong). Shell and I are both quiet fond of you guys so when ever you are ever near LA give us a heads up.

If I owned any piece of property I would be drawing up tree house plans right now, either that or a giant dinosaur.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:36pm -
revgoomba says:
You know it's not the last you've seen of me. I shall mail you that camera when I find time and money to do so. I hope you can clean it up and get it going. I'd love to see what amazing images you can squeeze out the old box. Stay in touch buddy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:37pm -
mattyc says:
i echo what you said.. constantly ridiculing you has been so entertaining...and waking up in the morning and having a bunch of dashboard insults was always wonderful too. You are tons of internet fun..but boring as shit in real life
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:47pm -
mattyc says:
just kidding..it was fun hanging out with you in real life too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
mattyc says:
and i will be comeing to visit you in pheonix at some point in time.. be ready.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
os mutante says:
That tie is all wrong
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:50pm -
Noelix says:
Print turned out nice man. I'll see you at the gallery on Thursday. Thanks for taking my portrait and for jumping with me in Saturdays pic :-)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:53pm -
jracecar says:
it's been an honor and a privilege to follow your pictures. your beard is fantastic.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:55pm -
David Knapp says:
What can I say, you are great dude and it was great to see you once again, always love your stuff and we shall see each other again, maybe Phoenix side.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:59pm -
Mason Bernard says:
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:42am -
damnweather says:
no, seriously, who is hell is gregory corso?

i can't say enough, so, it seems silly to try. you're just plain a great guy and i'm glad we've become friends. i hope we can ratchet that up going forward.

thanks for everything, ryan. honestly, i'm super stoked because even though i've spent the last two hours saying good bye to various people and whiskerino as a whole, i know that there are some people i'm not really saying good bye to, and you are obviously included in that.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:49am -
Vanbert says:
it really was a pleasure to meet and hang out with you and experience @timbo. if you ever make your way out west, which i'm sure you will, lets continue over eating mexican and complaining we want breakfast. i admire all your photographic skills, everything i do is just lucky trial and error. give my best to the wife. i look forward to more cats and @timbo
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:02am -
sariebell says:
You are a brilliant man, Ryan Hale, I can tell. Last time around when we received a post card from you, I felt that little itch of electricity like I was back in art school and getting stoked to make some work. It's that quality that you have brought to the table and I thank you for that. After art school, I kept finding myself really stuck. Without the format of classes and without the crits with peers and supervisors, what kind of art can you make? So, your little post card helped to keep me going. That and your beautiful images and that one awesome awesome pic... where you got the camera and film from the thrift store and shot your pic and then had the old film printed... just reinvigorated me. I regret that I haven't had a chance to sit down in a quieter place and really talk to you for awhile. Maybe someday, when I'm not shotgunning beers and crushing the cans on my head (I didn't really do the can crushing part), this will happen. I hope so.

Best of luck to you and your wife. You are one of the good guys.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:18am -
jnonfiction says:
Here comes the postcard. Comment 100.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:58am -
JamesC says:
i don't honestly see what the big deal is. you're kind of small and skinny in person, so it's not the physical side. you have kind of a lisp, and a weird phoenix accent and i could barely hear you, so it's not the imposing speaking voice. you haven't painted any shit red this time around, so it's not your artistic talent. some of your photos were okay, but most of them were shitty (when you took the time to post). i think your legacy this year is "funny cat photos".

If you make it to Idaho, I'll take care of the rest. We have plenty of thrift stores here.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:20am -
miguelito says:
it was nice being amazed by your photos. thanks.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:40am -
tedford says:
your work has always been nothing short of inspiring. i've really enjoyed every one of your shots and glad i had a chance to meet you, however brief. i hope we cross paths again some day. take care of yourself.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:59am -
Presto Beardo says:
Hey man, don't let Justin and Joe and the Boot crew be your only Norfolk friends, I am right there with you. In fact, there is a chance we might be taking a family cation to Phoenix this year, don't think I won't give you a call and round up a whiskerino meet-up in the desert.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:25am -
Ned Kelly says:
See yous later My Hale, I love your photo pictures, you should email me your address and Ill send something lovely over for you at some point… darren dot holt at optus net dot com dot au
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:56pm -
mOtke says:
Without him, the world was a sad animal with green bean shaped bugs cooking breakfast for dinner eaters. With him, the universe glowed with magical cat-like beings that could sing entire musicals from memory. He could count on both hands the amount of raisins in every oatmeal cookie that sat in his lap as he said his final farewells to the internet. After a closing remark or two, he set his computer on fire and watched as the flames made dark marks on the wall.

His boss walked in a short time later, very upset that he set his computer on fire. The boss was even more upset that he wasn't wearing pants.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:32pm -
mOtke says:
You are a wonderful man and one of the cornerstones of this crazy beard community. If I can find a way to make it happen, I would love to have one of your paintings in my house one day.

I hope we can make that happen.

Thanks for the inspiration over the years.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:35pm -
Just Jamey says:
I think I'm going to get your design tattooed. :)

Godspeed, my friend!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:47pm -
johnatcollege says:
Me too, you're one of the names of whiskerino legend and I missed out.
I'm sure we'll meet again.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:23pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
man, how did i not comment on you.
Thanks for the tattoo design. I need one for my other calf, so you need to come up with something cool and you should start charging these guys for putting your design on their skin.
I still display your post card with the tiger sticker on my book case in my office. You, unlike me are not an open book, so it makes me curious to get to know you better.
Sorry about the Gavin mixup. Both of you are great commenters, so it was a compliment to both i'm sure.
During the TD I also mixed up:
@thatguy and @knoxandy
I never knew @xscatteredshowersx was Thog until i saw him in a bar the Thurs night before the TD
At the TD I thought @danielwilkerson was @daniel. I was thinking Damn that dude really looks different
I actually called @andrew @patrick in one of my captions after the kid lived with me for 3 days.
@terrymasters has been doing this longer than me and i am ashamed that i didn't know him until Saturday night very late.
and why do i get @masonbernard and @poe mixed up? That is crazy.
and aren't @KC and @KO the same dude
and I know @chadpugh, but I also call @cpu chad pugh
I'm sure there is more, I just can't fucking remember
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:26pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
oh, ya, I confused team #cincinati with team @birmingham when i was talking about who was staying at my house and to go along with that I keep calling @robfrezy @carynorton.
don't know why tho
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:29pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Your pictures were a thing of beauty... I always looked forward to what you'd do next. I say to you and your massive beard: Thank you for all you've contributed to this community, from this year and from years past. You, sir, are EPIC. I only regret not being able to meet and chat with you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:10pm -
c dub says:
kind words, bud. they make me all sunny. you're something of a phenom. i can't wait to get to know you and Malissa more outside of the whisker-fascination. love you two already. i look at your painting everyday as it's in my front room. take care and talk to you again soon.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:39pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Don't trust @nedkelly - I gave him my email address and now I'm subscribed to some erotic book lovers club.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:43pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
This absurdly long and heartfelt comment thread is a testament to how much love we have for you.

We've only exchanged a handful of emails, a dozen CLAMEs, and the infrequent postcard and yet I get what everyone else sees. You're one hell of a guy Ryan.

Let's do this again some time.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:00pm -
l_etranger_ says:
@hale I have enjoyed your CLAMEs for some time now and I hope to enjoy your company sometime soon. Maybe #birmingham can make a trip up to hang sometime. peace!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:34pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.