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76  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Book Discussion Thread (and how it relates to the SS board) on: August 30, 2016, 11:00:18 PM
Who knows, it might end up as content in Al or Bruce's autobiography.

And you just ended up on the ban list. Tired of the constant trolling and PM'ing trying to get others banned.

Out of curiosity, what was the banable offense?

Besides the constant trolling? Continuously spamming my PM box trying to get someone banned?The posts on the last page  were  the last straw.  He's been taking swipes at me for years (going on 20) ; this is nothing new. I had asked him to knock it off via PM and he kept at it.

What posts on the last page?

Trying to provoke Craig with the whole 'credit' thing.

Oh, and http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24284.msg587411.html#msg587411   He's periodically called me 'Billie' ( which is the female version of Billy)  because one time years ago on another board that we both belonged to  somebody( not Cam)  used to taunt me with that because  they thought I was gay and calling me such would offend me. I'm not and it didn't, but the bigotry did. *

I'd asked him to stop that too.

*thankfully most of us have moved out of the 1950s since then.




Cam's gone!?? Praise be!

Too bad there's still a place as the Pet Sounds Forum for him to continue to spread his drivel.

And learning why he called you "Billie" is sure interesting. What a fucking prick.

I echo those sentiments.
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Book Discussion Thread (and how it relates to the SS board) on: August 30, 2016, 05:41:55 PM
too late now...he's gone like the wind.
He will find a way
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Book Discussion Thread (and how it relates to the SS board) on: August 30, 2016, 05:20:20 PM
Unbelievable Cam, seriously I have asked you this half a dozen times. What is at your center what motivates you to post the way you do?
I try to remain fairly impartial but come on that was ridiculous!
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Book and the Smiley Smile Board...? on: August 29, 2016, 10:38:59 PM
I assume this is about Andrew Doe. If so, I think we should come out and say it. If this is indeed true, is it surprising? Andrew himself said that he has been helping out Mike with his book (as a fact checker if I recall). However, if someone's saying his book reads a lot like filledplage's or Cam's posts, well then that got a bit more interesting.

Though I don't think anybody would wanna take literary advice from the filledaplague, with the "overuse" of those "certain" quotation "marks" if you will. But hey, I'd just like an answer for how a supposed school teacher gets front row tickets to every Beach Boys show on the east coast.

Just really, really unlucky?
80  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: August 21, 2016, 05:07:47 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice that Brian seems much more confident/less hesitant on stage  post-Foskett.

I can confirm through the most reliable friends who actually know and some of my own observation, that Brian is most certainly happier these days.
I concur with this and I would add that the leaving of JF was welcomed by many.
81  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: August 17, 2016, 04:33:04 PM
Mike literally was telling the truth here, he didn't sugar coat it hide behind anything.  We may choose to have a certain level of disdain for how he chose to articulate or convey his thoughts but let me ask this question.  Can we really disagree with what Mike is saying?

No he was not, mostly made up.
Yes we can disagree.
A steaming pile of excrement again.
82  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Problems with the Sound Stage Brian Wilson dvd? on: August 11, 2016, 10:06:56 PM
You can re-code your DVD player, try GOOGLE!
I did it for my American copies of Love and Mercy.
83  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #1: Please Please Me on: August 01, 2016, 04:48:53 PM
Chains
84  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #1: Please Please Me on: July 20, 2016, 11:23:13 PM
Chains.
85  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: The Gun Thread on: July 07, 2016, 09:22:47 PM
More horror. When will you stop and make a change!
86  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine) on: July 06, 2016, 10:09:49 PM
Yeah I would
87  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Sounds Forum on: June 14, 2016, 07:55:25 PM
Craiggy, if you would just shut the hell up and stop calling out people and act like a real moderator, then yes, I would be happy to leave and never come back. You are such a narcissist that you cannot accept that you totally screwed up your own board. No matter what you do or what you say, you will never change what happened in here. Accept it and move on. The only reason this is still an issue is because you just won't let it go away. As long as you keep yapping at me, expect a response and one you probably won't like. If you let it die, then so will I.

If he lets it die, will members from the new forum still keep coming back here to take shots under fake names?

100% No is my guess!
88  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I Love Kokomo on: June 14, 2016, 04:51:33 PM
Kokomo is great Ian. My kids really love it. Have you heard the Muppet's versions? That is also an enjoyable listen! I loved the film clip when I was a kid, the youngish lady in a pink bikini was a big draw card! I was a lot more naive then and liked it more than the other top 40 songs of the day. Of course Cocktail helped over here in Australia.
89  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Sounds Forum on: June 06, 2016, 10:05:00 PM
I would suggest none of it is, like I said 5 threads and 6000 posts ago.
90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Observer: Itís Time to Destroy Ďthe Legend of Brian Wilsoní on: June 05, 2016, 11:11:25 PM
Look I have to comment.
When I first read Ian's comment, my perception was that it was a passive aggressive comment designed to rile or re-ignite feelings. He has since apologized, but that's normally what passive aggressive people do.
Above all like I have stated before so many times, I would like to know why?
Why people feel compelled to go to such lengths to inflame or defame. I have asked this before, what is at your center? What drives you to do such things?
To make grandiose statements about the death of a forum, to even put out an article that relies on fictional interpretations of fact to be divisive is a reflection on ones self.
I feel I have to comment too. I had a very annoying time trying to get things to cool down - to get everyone to go to their corner and stop. I failed; maybe I shouldn't have tried, I don't know. But, I started with Iain Lee mainly because he was bringing up the PMs which are such a hot button issue. When he posted his number, I gave it a shot. I think when he posted his initial post, he did intend to stir a bit. But I think he honestly was unaware of the whole deal of what's been going on here. When I explained to him that there's been a board fracture and a lot of beyond-usual conflict and that I felt that it's a good time to let things settle down, he was entirely amenable to that and said he would not post here for a bit, because he understands that his posts might conflict with some resident views at a time when conflict is particularly heated. He did have the caveat, that I completely understand, that if he felt maligned he'd come back and defend himself.
Then there was a bit of discussing him in which he did not defend himself. Then he came on and apologized.
Can we take him at his word? I do.
I respect your decision to do so. But I cannot except that the initial post by Ian was not outcomes based. The response was already known it was laid to bare in the frustrations of previous posters whom had vented their displeasure at the original article.
I am not a unreasonable guy, I have been dragged into some things by posters here and remained fairly reasoned and understanding of why people do things. But above all I want to know why? I have seen people I know both on here and personally change and I cannot understand why? It actually upsets me to the point I can't even bring myself to ask why. From a relative outsider to the PM/agenda issue it is pretty clear to me that there is some type of undercurrent that is driving some current/former posters and I can't understand why? When someone has a vehicle like an online blog or other online platform it creates an issue when historical events are re-touched to suit or generate a perception of said historical events. This is dangerous and sets a new precedence that only those at the very core of the issue can answer. Why are they doing this? What do they seek to destroy? This is only a Beach Boys Message Board and its our board not Mikes nor Brian's.
91  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Observer: Itís Time to Destroy Ďthe Legend of Brian Wilsoní on: June 05, 2016, 05:13:35 PM
Look I have to comment.
When I first read Ian's comment, my perception was that it was a passive aggressive comment designed to rile or re-ignite feelings. He has since apologized, but that's normally what passive aggressive people do.
Above all like I have stated before so many times, I would like to know why?
Why people feel compelled to go to such lengths to inflame or defame. I have asked this before, what is at your center? What drives you to do such things?
To make grandiose statements about the death of a forum, to even put out an article that relies on fictional interpretations of fact to be divisive is a reflection on ones self.
92  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 02, 2016, 05:47:09 AM
Now I'm surprised at all of the politics and endorsement revealed by the event photos.  Bruce endorsing Actress-Whose-Name-I-can't-Remember for President. Bruce giving his thumbs-up endorsement to His Shirt for President. Mike and Colin Powell endorsing Pop-up Event Canopy for President.  Tim and Capitol Building endorsing Keyboard for President. Mike giving his pontifical blessing to Robert Irvine for President,  
Pathetic.. again
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2016 on: June 01, 2016, 07:25:59 PM
Hat looks good!
94  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 07:25:03 PM
I guess we all have different perceptions, based on the information and biases we bring in, which underscores 18th of May's point, I guess.
If I saw that photo with no context at all, I'd agree - four friends showing affection.
Given my knowledge of the individuals and situation, I see a New York Senator and her charity-running husband hobnobbing with a very wealthy, prominent New Yorker.

Additional context, this was Trump's wedding--it probably fits the definition of hobnobbing, New York event.

I know a lot of people want to jump to conclusions and they might be based in reality (past endorsements and political leanings), but Mike didn't explicitly endorse him. I have worked in politics, have friends and family who are elected officials, and can tell you photos like this happen often at events that are theoretically nonpartisan.

Mike very well might come out and endorse Trump--this photo wasn't it.

As have I.. This is clearly what we would call a "soft endorsement".
Maybe even more than that, a smiling photo with a candidate from a "celebrity" is good. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language is better. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language and making an identical and positive hand signal is even better. This is not a Nash type of "hard endorsement" of Sanders, it can actually be more effective because it relies on the viewers own perception which is a far more effective form of marketing in this current age, which is an "opt in" society. Where as a "hard endorsement" is just ramming the message down your throat.

Take a look at my profile pic, its with our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I don't endorse all his political ideologies or policies, but is support his economic ones which is enough for my "soft endorsement", hence the pic.

Were you both there because you were asked to perform at a charity event?
Yes, whats your point?

Your thumbs aren't up.
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 07:05:01 PM
And what does Donald Trump "perform"?
96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 07:04:25 PM
I guess we all have different perceptions, based on the information and biases we bring in, which underscores 18th of May's point, I guess.
If I saw that photo with no context at all, I'd agree - four friends showing affection.
Given my knowledge of the individuals and situation, I see a New York Senator and her charity-running husband hobnobbing with a very wealthy, prominent New Yorker.

Additional context, this was Trump's wedding--it probably fits the definition of hobnobbing, New York event.

I know a lot of people want to jump to conclusions and they might be based in reality (past endorsements and political leanings), but Mike didn't explicitly endorse him. I have worked in politics, have friends and family who are elected officials, and can tell you photos like this happen often at events that are theoretically nonpartisan.

Mike very well might come out and endorse Trump--this photo wasn't it.

As have I.. This is clearly what we would call a "soft endorsement".
Maybe even more than that, a smiling photo with a candidate from a "celebrity" is good. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language is better. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language and making an identical and positive hand signal is even better. This is not a Nash type of "hard endorsement" of Sanders, it can actually be more effective because it relies on the viewers own perception which is a far more effective form of marketing in this current age, which is an "opt in" society. Where as a "hard endorsement" is just ramming the message down your throat.

Take a look at my profile pic, its with our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I don't endorse all his political ideologies or policies, but is support his economic ones which is enough for my "soft endorsement", hence the pic.

Were you both there because you were asked to perform at a charity event?
Yes, whats your point?
97  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 06:54:04 PM
I guess we all have different perceptions, based on the information and biases we bring in, which underscores 18th of May's point, I guess.
If I saw that photo with no context at all, I'd agree - four friends showing affection.
Given my knowledge of the individuals and situation, I see a New York Senator and her charity-running husband hobnobbing with a very wealthy, prominent New Yorker.

Additional context, this was Trump's wedding--it probably fits the definition of hobnobbing, New York event.

I know a lot of people want to jump to conclusions and they might be based in reality (past endorsements and political leanings), but Mike didn't explicitly endorse him. I have worked in politics, have friends and family who are elected officials, and can tell you photos like this happen often at events that are theoretically nonpartisan.

Mike very well might come out and endorse Trump--this photo wasn't it.

As have I.. This is clearly what we would call a "soft endorsement".
Maybe even more than that, a smiling photo with a candidate from a "celebrity" is good. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language is better. A smiling photo from a "celebrity" mirroring body language and making an identical and positive hand signal is even better. This is not a Nash type of "hard endorsement" of Sanders, it can actually be more effective because it relies on the viewers own perception which is a far more effective form of marketing in this current age, which is an "opt in" society. Where as a "hard endorsement" is just ramming the message down your throat.

Take a look at my profile pic, its with our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I don't endorse all his political ideologies or policies, but is support his economic ones which is enough for my "soft endorsement", hence the pic.
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 06:38:42 PM
I guess we all have different perceptions, based on the information and biases we bring in, which underscores 18th of May's point, I guess.
If I saw that photo with no context at all, I'd agree - four friends showing affection.
Given my knowledge of the individuals and situation, I see a New York Senator and her charity-running husband hobnobbing with a very wealthy, prominent New Yorker.

Who are not only NOT endorsing each other, but  are rivals for the same office.
Umm this photo is how old?
99  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 06:38:04 PM
My perception is that Donald is telling his wife to keep her hands and eyes off Mr Clinton! In joking and jovial manner.
100  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Meets Donald Trump on: June 01, 2016, 05:53:08 PM
So, who is endorsing who in this photo?



This whole argument comes down to implicit versus explicit endorsement. While Mike posted some thoughts on Trump that could be interpreted as positive, there was no explicit endorsement. A posed photo can be interpreted as an implicit endorsement, but that's all it is--an interpretation.

Full disclosure, I have always voted Republican for President, but this will be the first election not supporting the party's nominee. Ultimately, I live in a blue state where my vote will most likely not matter. I'll probably vote Libertarian, if it looks to be close, I will certainly check the box for Clinton.

You are failing to see the context and the evolution of visual imagery and social media. When no audio is presented one can only rely on the visual. From your attached picture what is your perception of what has transpired?
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