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Bulletin boards: The electronic kind, and the old fashioned kind

The electronic kind:

The old fashioned kind:

I do have a sense of nostalgia for the old fashioned kind. They're not as common as they used to be.



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I am 25 and love Craigslist,

I am 25 and love Craigslist, it is much more functional than the old style boards. Most of the things I buy used and I love being able to troll for a while until that item comes up then quickly look up the market price, contact the seller with an offer and put together a deal. I do feel like I am buying drugs sometimes when I meet people in parking lots etc lol

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

MICHAEL- WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH NO SIGNUPS

I just don't understand... I started telling folks to come join some conversations around here but they can't create a damn account!!!

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Signups are closed

That's the deal.

http://www.dailypaul.com/310815/the-ark-door-is-closed

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Maybe we can do it so we can

Maybe we can do it so we can allow new signups on a referral basis and only if allowed by you? I would be pretty discouraged if I lurked here for a while and finally wanted to join in but was denied.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

BMWJIM's picture

LoL! I love it. I keep a

large one in the shop for customers. Once in a blue moon I clean it up. Great way to store good memories.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Kiosk

Knowing where the kiosks are is really important when hanging Ron Paul hand made posters.. Most universities have them, one for the college (may be encased, as is the post office, museums, city hall or chamber of commerce.. open kiosks are usually at laudry mats, some coffee shops (not corporate) public Library.

Mendocino city had a corner old redwood fence, plastered with flyers, so the city wound up enclosing a little case for selected flyers, and then a new place, old redwood fence, tins of flyers.. still the best communication for communities.

Barber shops

still have the old fashioned kind, some do. mine does.

Aha!

I have a good friend who is a barber. He is a Ron Paul/Chuck Baldwin guy. I have never been in his shop though, I guess I should go. It is a very little place.

He has done a lot for local liberty candidates.

Go for it man!

I checked today and mine still has one of the old style ones. I think I may have convinced her to buy a Berkey because of all the crap in the city water.

I like the old fashioned type

I like the old fashioned type as well, the modern age is over rated.

Interesting what you can learn about a man and his fellow computer users from the color scheme on his craigslist page.

My craigslist tab shows that I have looked at these sections:
politics
antiques
sporting
auto parts
cars+trucks
farm+garden
garage sales

Michael has looked at at least these sections:

office/commercial
real estate for sale
free
furniture
electronics

Edited to say garage sales, I

Edited to say garage sales, I was tired last night.

The small natural/organic markets I shop in

have bulletin boards like that. In this land of super--markets and mass merchandising outlets and drive-thru fast food places and cavernous home centers and huge bookstores - with a revolving door staff of minimum-wage workers with no connection to their job assignments, that is, with all the old, smaller stores gone, the kind of places where you got to know the owners and staff, who were knowledgeable in their respective fields (books, hardware, etc.), in my personal experience it's only the organic markets that still reflect a sense of community.

With now super-organic markets and organic food sold in regular huge supermarkets, I wonder if the smaller organic stores *and sense of community they've held onto* will also soon disappear.

P.S. I've also got an "old fashioned" corkboard bulletin board right here beside me. Three recent treasures to go up are jam session related, photos/screenshots that made me smile that I printed out. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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Yes, there was a great one at the co op in Cambridge

It was like a whole, big gigantic wall! Messy and unruly. I loved to just go there and comb through it all for all the interesting things and interesting people. I guess the DP is kind of like an electronic version of that.

Then the coop closed, and moved across the street, and the new one is smaller. And somehow, in the short period of time since 2005, things have changed. The internet wasn't as big then as it is now.

Whole Foods has made a big push into Boston. They don't have bulletin boards like this. They have sterile ones that are controlled by the staff. The community feeling of the coop is definitely gone. In fact, I worked in the coop the first year I got here. We were pretty broke, and by volunteering like that, I got an extra discount on groceries. But that is gone, too. There is a nostalgia for that as well.

Hey, I'd like to see that bulletin board of yours too!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
jrd3820's picture

I wanna see those!

lol

One of them is a Jon Voight/Flat Boy Slim poster.

Do you know the surrealist Magritte? Here are two of his paintings.

The Son of Man (Magritte) photo thomas-crown-affair-painting.jpg

Magritte photo magritte_golconda.jpg

Well, in the Fat Boy Slim video, when Jon Voight goes flying across the ceiling, there's a moment when he's suspended in front of this oil painting of ships at sea.
It reminded me of a Magritte. So, my lo-tech improvisation,... I took a screen shot, cropped around the frame (it's not perfect because of perspective), and printed it out.

If you key this up to 3:19 (and mentally crop it), you'll see what my very own John Voight Magritte poster looks like up there on my old-fashioned corkboard bulletin board. It makes me happy to see it. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

(Christopher Walken)

Just FYI:)

Oops, thanks for the correction!

Yes, I do know it was Christopher Walken. I do that all the time! Indeed, sometimes I'll go to call him John Savage, too (or visa versa). And no offense to Jon Voight or John Savage, but... it's Christopher Walken I think is the sexiest guy alive. :)

John Savage Lydecker photo Lydecker.jpg

Jon Voight John Voight photo JonVoight2.jpg

Christopher Walken Christopher Walken photo images.jpg

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I'm still made at him

over Natalie Wood's death.

I keep one of the old fashioned kind

I keep one of the old fashioned kind in a sacred place. It's the last of it's kind that remains in my daily world. It's hanging in my bathroom on the wall above my toilet.

I would probably have kept more than just that last one, but because all my kitchen cabinets are metal, I am relieved to engage magnets instead of thumbtacks
as magnets are easier on the feet when dropped and lost.

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Thats such an interesting thing to be nostalgic for

I don't think that is something I have noticed much amongst the things I notice disappearing because of technology. I'll probably notice a good bulletin board next time I see one now.

In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes, I have heard that about nostalgia :)

It is an apt description. "A twinge in your heart."

Nostalgia is a very personal thing, so you might not feel it about bulletin boards. Maybe I feel it more acutely because there were some really good ones that just up and disappeared during my stay here in Boston.

I just found this one recently, at a new cafe not far from my house that I just started frequenting. It is tucked away in the back, by the bathrooms. I like going back there and looking at it -- all those messages.

Yes, it was an awesome video. Thanks for that, kiddo.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I get a nostalgic twinge in

I get a nostalgic twinge in my foot sometimes when it rains. When I feel a slight throbbing in a couple places on the bottom, in my heel and arch, I remember being a relatively barefoot child and my mother's relatively endless supply of bulletin board pushpins.

They are where I live,

Quartzsite Arizona!!! (population about 3,000 year round, 30,000 in the winter) there are at least 6 places in town where people post all kinds of stuff. I love 'em!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

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I love 'em too Ira

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts