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#51 2020-06-25 18:12:19

Views from the Weweantic river estuary 100 paces from his front door. I stopped by Bill's street last night just to see what he was looking at this time of year. If he had felt up for a walk. He did love photography and had caught all the seasons along here. It is a beautiful area and he lived in a quiet neighborhood right along of old 1940s simple cottages that are yet only half rehabbed and updated. 

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#52 2020-06-25 19:11:09

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Views from the Weweantic river estuary 100 paces from his front door. I stopped by Bill's street last night just to see what he was looking at this time of year. If he had felt up for a walk. He did love photography and had caught all the seasons along here. It is a beautiful area and he lived in a quiet neighborhood right along of old 1940s simple cottages that are yet only half rehabbed and updated. 

https://cruelery.com/uploads/359_20200624_190434.jpg

https://cruelery.com/uploads/359_20200624_190340.jpg

https://cruelery.com/uploads/359_20200624_195156.jpg

https://cruelery.com/uploads/359_20200624_183335_33.jpg

Thanks for this!

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#53 2020-06-26 08:59:55

Wareham sure is a pretty quaint place.  That beach is beautiful.

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#54 2020-06-26 09:02:08

Can someone sticky this thread?  I think it's only fitting it stays at the top indefinitely.

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#55 2020-06-26 18:49:42

Hadn't thought of FidoNet in a long time. I used several FidoNet-connected BBSes in Dallas/Fort Worth back in the day and was even a sysop. Chicks dug that.

Bill's view was pretty great.

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#56 2020-06-27 02:38:20

Roger_That wrote:

Can someone sticky this thread?  I think it's only fitting it stays at the top indefinitely.

Agreed, done.  Thanks to those posting pictures; in addition to the sidepics*, Bill had uploaded a bunch of other images I'd like to sort through.  I'm away from home for several days so will not be able to get to this as soon as I'd like.

*The few sidepics named starting with "hsov" were uploaded by me; all the others were Bill's, although both of us often used an image suggested by someone else.

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#57 2020-06-28 01:14:35

Fuck. 2020 just continues to deliver.

Vale Bill.

Seems I too have the Keys to the Kingdom.

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#58 2020-06-29 10:12:03

Found a childhood pic of Bill when browsing some old threads:

https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/eb/95/DPqQwIDy_t.jpg

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#59 2020-06-29 10:45:35

He seemed like such a nice boy.

Heh.

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#60 2020-07-07 21:58:28

This was one of Choad's major peeves:  Municipal corruption.

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#61 2020-07-12 08:12:36

And here's another topic dear to Choad's heart.

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#62 2020-07-26 17:53:39

Man- this breaks my nasty black heart. I've not been posting here much for some time but Choadbag and I stayed in touch via email somewhat, and shared a phone call or ten over the years. I always secretly expected him to be outed as a deep spy at some point (or just be deluded enough to think he was one) Motherfucker was a caring human being. A thousand times I was going to make the trip to Mass and dabble in shrooms and bullshit with Bill but I never got a round tuit. I knew someday I would because we always have plenty of time, right? Fuck.

I also am afflicted with admin powers but have zero idea what that means.

Square (or whomever) I can kick in to help with fees and stuff. Let me know what I can do.

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#63 2020-07-31 03:17:12

One of choad's friends asked me to post this:

Dan "Biff" O'Connell wrote:

Bill Whitehouse was one of a kind. A community watch dog. A man devoted to Wareham. A man of integrity. A man of complete loyalty. A visionary. An activist. Unique is far from a perfect word to describe him. He was sad the last few years but always found a way to reach down and grab 'em and make some politician or Makepeace sweat.

His site elected a Selectman a few years ago. I will miss him. He always made me laugh. My condolences to you all that loved, followed and admired him.

Rest In Peace, my brother.

You fought the good fight.

Best wishes to you all. I think of you often.

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#64 2020-07-31 06:49:13

Fuuuuuuuuck.

I know I pissed Bill off and he didn't want me around anymore, but I always held him in high esteem and I'm genuinely sad that he's gone.

Resquiat in pacem Choad, and condolences to the community.

Wilber

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#65 2020-08-01 06:19:23

WilberCuntLicker wrote:

Fuuuuuuuuck.

I know I pissed Bill off and he didn't want me around anymore, but I always held him in high esteem and I'm genuinely sad that he's gone.

Resquiat in pacem Choad, and condolences to the community.

Wilber

Thanks Wilber, you're not such a bad cunt after all.

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#66 2020-08-03 23:24:24

kim

Damn, I had no idea until now. This is terrible news. Cruel and HS were the internet parents that shaped me into the can't-be-bothered-by-the-world(wide-web-no-matter-how-deep-you-search) adult I am today.

I always took comfort knowing that there were others like me (just a search bar away) and a perfectly curated pic thread to help me escape this world.

As most mentioned, thanks Monk for letting us know and thanks everyone for keeping this alive.

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#67 2020-08-27 05:01:52

Fuck

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#68 2020-08-27 14:10:38

Yep, still.

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#69 2020-08-27 21:34:30

Well met, good fellow. Damn, I think I miss you guys.

HI Roger!

/nods to all

Choad didn't like to boast, but he was the model for this, extracted out of an old PC mag advert for some long-forgotten machine; a NorthStar maybe?

https://cruelery.com/uploads/29_fido-220711.jpg

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#70 2020-09-07 19:59:31

ĄJoder! Dropped in to see what's cracking... and what's cracking appears to be this bad news. No shocker, but certainly a sad twist of fate in these cruel end times.

Choad was a consummate smart aleck gifted with his command of the written word. For an individual exhibiting just a hint of curmudgeonly outlook, he was open-minded to hearing everyone speak their part. If speaking their part exposes them as an idiot, so much the better. This is the true role of a journalist.

Thanks Bill for giving this assembly of weirdos & malcontents a home following their exodus from Cruel. I'm pleased to see the inmates taking over the asylum once again, and rallying to keep it going under a new banner as tribute to your wicked good deeds.

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