@Gus_802 has a Rump Roast


From the draft archives: In Memoriam: Gus 802

Last edited on 9 October 2011, ChenZhen’s post has never seen the light of day, and it’s still relevant. – Briareus
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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?

Or when he managed to post an amazing 903 comments in a single week (therefore inspiring the twitter doppelganger “Gus_903“)?

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.


Open Mic Night – Gus_802

“Goodnight, and peace off.”


From the 2010 LGF Archives

That’s also why Charles does it, and we know it. Kudos to DEZes,


7 minutes of Gus


“Thank you Mr. Johnson.”

Then:

285 Gus 802 Sat, Oct 11, 2008 7:26:16pm

At long last I am here!

Thank you Mr. Johnson. I’ve been waiting to register here for almost a year and happened by this evening and finally saw that registration was open. Been a reader of LFG for almost 3 years now.

Greetings from Denver.

Gus

Now:


Our Gus Is An Awesome Gus Part III

So El Gusano got temporarily suspended by The Twitter Thought Police for calling out mouth-breather @CenkUiger (and copying in @axuis & @SpeakerPelosi). That means that @Gus_802 did something right. It also means that Gus was censored and had to Delete-A-Tweet to escape #Twittergulag.

Hey, @Gus_802, come on over. You’d be surprised at what we agree upon, and we won’t eat you. It’s no secret that Cenk Uygur is an ignorant fat sweaty poor excuse for a political commentator, online or offline. He’s Kent “Flounder” Dorfman‘s older brother.

[h/t dezzez. Related posts: Part 1, Part II.]


El Gusano almost makes sense. Oh wait. Never mind.

Not sure what El Gusano is cranking about this time, but he’s got a point. No idea what it is, and he doesn’t know either.

Maybe it’s this:

Heh. “Juicy.”


The Zen of @Gus_802

Gus. We’re rooting for you.  PLEASE do a weekly podcast.


The Pre-Banned List – A Retrospective (and Gus_802 is a liar).

So El Gusano Pobre complains about being blocked by people “who I never even interacted with.” Hunh.

A quick search through the BRC Archives suggests Gusano may be telling the truth, but he had access to one and he certainly used it. More than one account on that list whose owners never Tweeted to @Gus_802 were instantly blocked from reading his Tweets directly. Did he keep a block list? No. He kept the link and undoubtedly contributed to it.

That list of Twitter accounts was compiled by Furious Burkha in 2012, and comprised those contrarians she deemed unworthy, their followers, and those they followed. With a bigoted algorithm like that I’m amazed that the list didn’t morph into thousands, but then again, she was never the sharpest bulb in the LGF Crayon Box.

Here’s the Pre-Banned List in full regalia [or click here].

[h/t @Gus_802, Furious Burkha and The BRC.]