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Old 02-12-2017, 02:45 AM   #501
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You know, this is a right cogent assessment and something I was considering as well; we gave him a lot to respond to...

Next time we'll probably structure it very much like this.

And a confession: part of the interruption is my doing. I have the next set of answers - but then the news about Richard's unexpected passing hit and drove everything else aside. To be brutally honest, I really didn't want to have a happy-go-lucky moment while we were still processing this terrible news; it just hit me wrong and felt inappropriate, perhaps even disrespectful to both Richard's memory and to Dirk and his own grief, so I've held them. I hope you don't think poorly of me for doing so...

I'll post them in the near future.
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GOOD LORD. For some unknown reason I honestly thought he would give vague and short answers. This is so surprising and so wonderful that I have no words. And I asked a yes/no question when there are thousands of things I want to know about that same topic of my question and others!!! Bravo. I'm definitely a professional at losing chances. That rule about not asking too personal questions should be eliminated and maybe we should let him decide what's too personal. A "that's not your business" answer would make it clear that we went too far.

I'm shocked in the most positive way. Things like this make me want to kiss him the same way Michael Corleone kissed Fredo in The Godfather II, but saying THANK YOU instead.

I've said it multiple times, but this man IS different.
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GOOD LORD. For some unknown reason I honestly thought he would give vague and short answers. This is so surprising and so wonderful that I have no words. And I asked a yes/no question when there are thousands of things I want to know about that same topic of my question and others!!! Bravo. I'm definitely a professional at losing chances. That rule about not asking too personal questions should be eliminated and maybe we should let him decide what's too personal. A "that's not your business" answer would make it clear that we went too far.

I'm shocked in the most positive way. Things like this make me want to kiss him the same way Michael Corleone kissed Fredo in The Godfather II, but saying THANK YOU instead.

I've said it multiple times, but this man IS different.
I think this is/was a learning process for all of us. I'm having a blast in reading all of these answers and I agree we can't thank him enough for doing all of this for his fans. He sure is different
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GOOD LORD. For some unknown reason I honestly thought he would give vague and short answers. This is so surprising and so wonderful that I have no words. And I asked a yes/no question when there are thousands of things I want to know about that same topic of my question and others!!! Bravo. I'm definitely a professional at losing chances. That rule about not asking too personal questions should be eliminated and maybe we should let him decide what's too personal. A "that's not your business" answer would make it clear that we went too far.

I'm shocked in the most positive way. Things like this make me want to kiss him the same way Michael Corleone kissed Fredo in The Godfather II, but saying THANK YOU instead.

I've said it multiple times, but this man IS different.
I felt the same way!!! I wasn't shocked that he agreed to do this but I was so happily surprised by how much thought and time he put into the answers.

Really - Michael Corleone and Fredo? I was thinking more... you know, Romeo and Juliette...
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I felt the same way!!! I wasn't shocked that he agreed to do this but I was so happily surprised by how much thought and time he put into the answers.

Really - Michael Corleone and Fredo? I was thinking more... you know, Romeo and Juliette...
Romeo and Juliette ... Oh yes, totally
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I think this is/was a learning process for all of us. I'm having a blast in reading all of these answers and I agree we can't thank him enough for doing all of this for his fans. He sure is different
A learning process, indeed! And we are always open to learn more about Dirk, aren't we? I just came back to read the answers again, because I still can't believe it.

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Really - Michael Corleone and Fredo? I was thinking more... you know, Romeo and Juliette...
Romeo and Juliet would be a little soft for my level of excitement at the moment . Ok, let's change Michael and Fredo for that scene in Dirk's movie Cahoots where Harley arrives home. You know, the stairs scene... ahem...
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It’s uncanny how the Q&A has been interrupted. Should there be another one I have some suggestions ~~

First it should be held well after the holidays.

Then, since the number of questioners will probably increase the next time, I suggest we allow one question per person.

We had 22 people asking questions this time, and almost every one asked 3 questions. That’s a lot of answering. If each person asks one question, and they are co-ordinated, much territory can be covered, with less work on the answering end.

That should make it easier, and it should flow faster.

Thoughts?


I'm bumping this up as a reminder......
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GOOD LORD. For some unknown reason I honestly thought he would give vague and short answers. This is so surprising and so wonderful that I have no words. And I asked a yes/no question when there are thousands of things I want to know about that same topic of my question and others!!! Bravo. I'm definitely a professional at losing chances. That rule about not asking too personal questions should be eliminated and maybe we should let him decide what's too personal. A "that's not your business" answer would make it clear that we went too far.

I'm shocked in the most positive way. Things like this make me want to kiss him the same way Michael Corleone kissed Fredo in The Godfather II, but saying THANK YOU instead.

I've said it multiple times, but this man IS different.
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I think this is/was a learning process for all of us. I'm having a blast in reading all of these answers and I agree we can't thank him enough for doing all of this for his fans. He sure is different
This is the quintessential Dirk Benedict! And this is why we all enjoy what he writes so much. It's full, honest, occasionally humorous...

And it's one of the reasons why the answers are so slow in coming. He insists on giving full answers, not just one-sentence fillers.

Well, that and all the stuff that's mostly my fault, the logistical issues: timing it right at the holidays (that's not going to happen again), technical problems (not really my fault, I guess) ice and other nasty weather (definitely not my fault), travel (he's going to Brussels this weekend, you know)...

But they are coming and we will enjoy them when they get here.

That is an order...

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This is the quintessential Dirk Benedict! And this is why we all enjoy what he writes so much. It's full, honest, occasionally humorous...

And it's one of the reasons why the answers are so slow in coming. He insists on giving full answers, not just one-sentence fillers.

Well, that and all the stuff that's mostly my fault, the logistical issues: timing it right at the holidays (that's not going to happen again), technical problems (not really my fault, I guess) ice and other nasty weather (definitely not my fault), travel (he's going to Brussels this weekend, you know)...

But they are coming and we will enjoy them when they get here.

That is an order...


I hope his flight is before the snow comes. Not sure what you're supposed to get but Minneapolis, MN, is supposed to get a foot. Central Wisconsin is predicted to get 6-10 inches. Eastern WI is supposed to get snow, sleet, freezing rain mixture. Ugh, it means more shovelling this weekend.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:23 AM   #510
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We will be getting a storm today. Hurricane speed winds.
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Cold is everywhere. In southern Calif. we're down to 56 degrees right now - I'm wearing flannel pajamas and Ugh boots. Tomorrow it will only be 60.

Cold but not bad enough to freeze the fruit.....
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This is the quintessential Dirk Benedict! And this is why we all enjoy what he writes so much. It's full, honest, occasionally humorous...

And it's one of the reasons why the answers are so slow in coming. He insists on giving full answers, not just one-sentence fillers.

Well, that and all the stuff that's mostly my fault, the logistical issues: timing it right at the holidays (that's not going to happen again), technical problems (not really my fault, I guess) ice and other nasty weather (definitely not my fault), travel (he's going to Brussels this weekend, you know)...

But they are coming and we will enjoy them when they get here.

That is an order...
We sure will. Absolutely. Without any doubt. And his hard work in answering all of our questions is so very much appreciated. I can hardly wait to meet him in Stuttgart Too bad I don't get to meet him in Brussels this weekend He'd better bring his winter coat, because it will be a cold and wet weekend I'm afraid. Typical Belgian weather. But we do have warm hearts
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It’s uncanny how the Q&A has been interrupted. Should there be another one I have some suggestions ~~

First it should be held well after the holidays.

Then, since the number of questioners will probably increase the next time, I suggest we allow one question per person.

We had 22 people asking questions this time, and almost every one asked 3 questions. That’s a lot of answering. If each person asks one question, and they are co-ordinated, much territory can be covered, with less work on the answering end.

That should make it easier, and it should flow faster.

Thoughts?

I think that's a good idea, particularly because the forum is getting more and more popular lately, which is a good thing.

One question per person. And I think we should lift the ban on marriage proposals. Just sayin'.
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I think that's a good idea, particularly because the forum is getting more and more popular lately, which is a good thing.

One question per person. And I think we should lift the ban on marriage proposals. Just sayin'.
I already have one question for the next one. FYI it's completely unrelated to marriage proposals or anything of a romantic nature and actually related to one of his movies, but I'm 86.5% sure he has never been asked this question before and 99.9% sure I won't be able to keep a straight face while asking it.
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I think that's a good idea, particularly because the forum is getting more and more popular lately, which is a good thing.

One question per person. And I think we should lift the ban on marriage proposals. Just sayin'.
Did you have someone in mind? And what would your husband say?

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I already have one question for the next one. FYI it's completely unrelated to marriage proposals or anything of a romantic nature and actually related to one of his movies, but I'm 86.5% sure he has never been asked this question before and 99.9% sure I won't be able to keep a straight face while asking it.
Did you want to write it down? We can give it to him in Missouri and ask him to send a reply to John. Not sure that he would do it, but we can always ask.
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Did you have someone in mind? And what would your husband say?

Somehow I think he's aware that it's a possibility. Lol!

I'm not sure if the celebrity clause extends to marriage. I may need to get a lawyer.
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Did you want to write it down? We can give it to him in Missouri and ask him to send a reply to John. Not sure that he would do it, but we can always ask.
Hahahahaha I'll have to think about it. It's not an inappropriate question, just very... random. Maybe I'll tell you and see what you think.
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Somehow I think he's aware that it's a possibility. Lol!

I'm not sure if the celebrity clause extends to marriage. I may need to get a lawyer.
Lmao.

You just might. But, isn't he switching to eating/cooking more macrobiotic for you? Not sure you would ever want to give that up, even for a celebrity clause. It's a tough choice. You may need a beer to help your thought-process or a couple of DB movies just to clarify the issues.
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Hahahahaha I'll have to think about it. It's not an inappropriate question, just very... random. Maybe I'll tell you and see what you think.
Ok. But I don't think it can be any worse than what we've already asked him.....or can it. Now, i'm going to ponder what you would ask...
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Ok. But I don't think it can be any worse than what we've already asked him.....or can it. Now, i'm going to ponder what you would ask...
Seriously, you will never guess. Maybe I'll just tell you on the chat LOL.
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This is the quintessential Dirk Benedict! And this is why we all enjoy what he writes so much. It's full, honest, occasionally humorous...

And it's one of the reasons why the answers are so slow in coming. He insists on giving full answers, not just one-sentence fillers.

Well, that and all the stuff that's mostly my fault, the logistical issues: timing it right at the holidays (that's not going to happen again), technical problems (not really my fault, I guess) ice and other nasty weather (definitely not my fault), travel (he's going to Brussels this weekend, you know)...

But they are coming and we will enjoy them when they get here.

That is an order...

Don't worry, waiting makes it all even more exciting!


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It’s uncanny how the Q&A has been interrupted. Should there be another one I have some suggestions ~~

First it should be held well after the holidays.

Then, since the number of questioners will probably increase the next time, I suggest we allow one question per person.

We had 22 people asking questions this time, and almost every one asked 3 questions. That’s a lot of answering. If each person asks one question, and they are co-ordinated, much territory can be covered, with less work on the answering end.

That should make it easier, and it should flow faster.

Thoughts?

That's fine for me.
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By the time he's finished answering this one, we are ready to throw him a new one.
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By the time he's finished answering this one, we are ready to throw him a new one.
Oh we'll keep him busy alright
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This is the quintessential Dirk Benedict! And this is why we all enjoy what he writes so much. It's full, honest, occasionally humorous...

And it's one of the reasons why the answers are so slow in coming. He insists on giving full answers, not just one-sentence fillers.

But they are coming and we will enjoy them when they get here.

That is an order...

Not to bug you or anything, just wondering how much more snow I need to shovel before he gets to the next set of questions? I suppose I could plan a few surprises in my free time, seeing as how I missed the snowstorm this past week (Just a couple of inches; no shoveling needed)......and seeing as how he's traveling again, then Easter, then wood-chopping season, then more travel....just wondering if I should start planning ahead to the next snow season (aka winter). How much snow will I have to shovel???

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