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#1 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:21 AM

I'm grateful to be able to welcome OMG_Bill, jcbphd, Ken Hallenius, and Scott Cohen to the Advisory Board. Thank you all for accepting the post! :cheers:

These guys were ab inducted back in April and we've been taking our time getting them familiar with the mysterious and draconian inner workings of our cabal the Advisory Board, but now it's time they came out of the eldritch shadows of unspeakable, hoary, nether-whatever to work on the outer spheres amongst the mere mortals.

As I continue to gradually relinquish administrative control of WS, I've been looking for folks who not only love absinthe as a drink, but who "get" what the Wormwood Society is all about and whom I feel I can trust to continue it in the direction I've envisioned for it. I believe—as do the other current Board members—that these four fill the bill admirably.

A few words about the Board for some of the newer folks:

WS used to be a one-man show, but as I promised several years ago, if I ever entered the commercial arena, I'd take steps to assure WS's brand neutrality. When I announced the release of Marteau in 2007, I also announced the formation of the Advisory Board, which: "ensures that the administration of the Wormwood Society is open to external input and a variety of viewpoints from different political, social and economic backgrounds as well as some international expertise. Its function is to advise and provide input, suggestions and diverse perspectives on organizational projects. " They're also there to make sure that executive decisions and policies are not unduly influenced by my being a brand owner.

Although a number of our functions are offline in the real world and will become more so, Advisory Board members are also de facto forum moderators. That means they can open and close topics, move them to appropriate forums, un-approve posts (this makes them grey to us and invisible to you). We do not delete posts or topics, unless it's a double post or something that just needs to be tidied up. They may also admonish members and restrict or suspend posting privileges if warranted. Decisions like these are always discussed in advance in The Board Room.

I can't stress enough that the Wormwood Society is not just a forum and a website, although these are our principle vehicles—for now. The Board is all part of a larger picture, not just the forum.

Speaking of which, I also want to thank our Content Team, which now overlaps with the Advisory Board: Larspeart, Ron, jcbphd, Ken Hallenius and Scott Cohen.

Eventually we'll incorporate, and the Advisory Board will become the Board of Directors. We'll elect officers—probably with some offices rotating annually or biennially and others, such as Treasurer and Secretary, lasting longer. Then I'll be able to relax, put my feet up on my mahogany desk (from Ikea) and smoke fat cigars while I watch others do all the work.

For now, I'm pleased to welcome these fine people, whom I number among my best friends, and to thank them profusely for sharing this delightful but substantial labor of love.

Cheers! :cheers:

~ Gwydion

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Master Distiller, Gnostalgic Spirits Distillery
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#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:53 AM

:cheers:
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#3 buddhasynth

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:32 AM

No pink granite on the desktop?
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#4 Joe Legate

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:37 AM

:cheers:











Now, get out there and do some Moderatin'!

#5 Jonathan D.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

I'm not sure whether to offer congratulations or condolences as I'm sure it will be a thankless job, but regardless good luck :cheers:

#6 Absomphe

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:13 PM

I'd go with B, but it couldn't happen to nicer bunch of unfortunates!

Hearty congrats! :cheers:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#7 speedle

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

What the scary clown man said. :cheers:
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#8 precenphix

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:23 PM

Congratulations!
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#9 Derrick

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:28 PM

:thumbup:
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#10 Absomphe

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:44 PM

"What the scary clown man said".


We all float in a moribund sea of green down here, Speedle...you'll float, too! :cool-reaper:



Now you're pickin' up what I'm puttin' down! :thumbup:

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#11 Attack Accountant

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

Way to go, guys! I'm thrilled for you. :thumbup:
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#12 Robert (DrinkBoy) Hess

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

Congratulations! Our little family is getting bigger.

#13 MMarking

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. And like it. ;)
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#14 Jay

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:18 PM

What the others said (with a dose of Jonathan D.'s condolences :devil: )

Having an active Advisory Board that is independent of commercial interests was one of the best steps WS could take in the war on false information about our favored green lovely, and kudos to Gwydion for having the foresight and courage to plan for this moment.

Cheers to all involved! :cheers:

#15 baubel

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

Congratulations! :cheers:

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#16 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

Yeah, Baby! :cheers:
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#17 Gypsy

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:24 PM

Nice!

Welcome all of you. :wave2:

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#18 seeker of truth

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:30 PM

Right on! :cheers: Thanks for takin' up arms.
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#19 techdiver

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:38 PM

:cheers:

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:11 PM

...these four fill the bill admirably.

Indubitably!

:cheers:
"The Saint when he is drinking/Is also pleasing God/As if he were praying and singing." - Angelus Silesius, quoted in Simmel's On Individuality and Social Forms, p.391. (Yay for classical sociology!)

"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]

#21 Ron

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

I'd like to throw my cheers in here as well!

Also, I'd like to mention that I thought of you all yesterday while attending a Eugene Emeralds baseball game. There were a couple guys walking around with bright yellow targets shirts on that said "Alcohol Monitors" and one fella with a "Supervisor" monitor shirt.
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#22 Julie Legate

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:32 AM

Welcome! :cheers:
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#23 Mat B.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:04 AM

Congrats to all!! :cheers: Great news!
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#24 Retrogarde

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

Yup. These are some fine folks your adding to the board. Congratulations all around!



Now, do they get a lifetime supply of Marteau?? :devil:
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#25 Joe Legate

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

Are you kidding! I still haven't received my Boxster although my pay was doubled over year. Yep, I'm getting twice as much nothing as I used to get.

#26 OMG_Bill

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

It's the title that matters.

Looks good on a resume.

The last time I was in Montana I got to witness "Ridge 1" flying pretty low and doing some tricks.......I wouldn't call them aerobatics but they were well executed.

Yep, she's a slick little unit. Low hours and good for a high altitude louche.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#27 baubel

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:48 PM

Damn tourists.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#28 Absinthe Ben

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:41 AM

I'm not familiar with everyone on that list, but congrats just the same! Bill, ya made it, buddy. :)
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#29 OMG_Bill

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:11 AM

Thanks Ben. I've met most of the folks and they are way pleasant to sip with. I think jcbphd and Ari are the only ones I haven't had the pleasure....yet.

They'll expect me to do reviews now. *smile*

I'm about ready, just a few days to go.

Cheers!
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#30 MASTERPC

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:34 AM

:cheers: Congratulations and well deserved! :cheers:
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Scared the shit out of me.
So, that's it! After today, no more reading."


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