Last edited on 9 October 2011, ChenZhen’s post has never seen the light of day, and it’s still relevant. – Briareus
Of course, the title assumes that Gus really means what he said here:
So, that assumption made, we of the BRC have decided to shower our readers with a few gifts in eulogy, as this particular lizard was the butt of many, many jokes here at DoD and therefore shall be missed.
First, we might as well direct you toward memory lane, and link Gus’s official tag (every thread we mentioned Gus). There’s some good stuff in there.
As for highlights, who can forget this?
Or when Gus decided to chide DoD for posting a thread on Christmas eve and Christmas day, after posting 31 comments and an LGF Page over the same time span?
We could go on and on, of course.
But perhaps it would be more fun to make this a bit more interactive, and use The World’s Greatest Blog Search Engine™ to preserve Gus’s legacy for all time.
Byrd was the founder and recruiter for the West Virginia branch of the Ku Klux Klan, and although he left the organization, his voting record on race never changed. He is relevant to current events as President Biden praised and supported Byrd’s race segregation and anti-civil rights policies.
Charles Johnson knows this. So why did he send this post down the LGF Memory Hole? Because his assessment in 2007 was correct.
Fortunately for us, The Way Back Machine provides us with all the info we needed to recreate the original (via the BRC Nil Stooge LGF Template). The text is verbatim; only the format differs slightly from the original. Right click on the image for larger view.
[Kudos to BRC Engineer ISTE for finding it on the WBM & h/t to Charles for reminding us.]
“Even in 2003, way before Little Green Footballs was on anyone’s radar, Charles Johnson was paranoid and couldn’t trust his own few commenters to police themselves on a Memorial Day weekend, so he shut off comments on LGF for four days.” – ChenZhen
Here are some more Memorial Day memories from the BRC Archives.
[The following is in reference to (then) Senator Obama’s Memorial Day speech, which was ripped apart by others as a total fabrication. Obama’s great-uncle served in the Navy.]
Charles was once harder than anyone.
Yep. He kicked Google CEO Erich Schmidt’s ass all over the internets because he said so, and still managed to make a national day of remembrance all about Charles Foster Johnson.
Very coincidental topic given the recent attacks by Hamas.
The first link in the post goes to the Middle East Forum:
CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment
The second is a link to a long-gone U.S. News Wire story. Images courtesy of BRC Engineer Nil Stooge (RIP).
[Updated with direct link to Middle East Forum article. A Wayback Machine search produces no archive of “CAIR: U.S. Muslims Say ‘Siege’…” and usnewswire.com is defunct. – Briareus]
A mere 17 days earlier:
We’re mocking, not stalking.
Jeering, not smearing.
What an attention whore.
Couple of things you missed, Charles.
California’s Trail of Tiers.
Found in the “drafts” file, incomplete, and it’s never been finalized. Last modified by ChenZhen 26 September 2011, the comments were found in another of Charles’ Pamtrum threads titled Media Matters: The Worst of Pamela Geller.
This is the photo in contention, file image tracks to JihadWatch January 2009, exact date unknown.
Interestingly enough, Charles’ trashpost entitled Pamela Geller: Muslims Firebombed Their Own Mosque in Queens was cross-posted at another blog and featured the same image. [Related t-shirt trivia here.]