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PostSubject: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:36 pm

Exactly what the thread title says. I've seen this mentioned in several places around the forum. What is it exactly?
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:45 pm

The BoB Bombers get together every month and pick some poor bastard to send a "bomb" too. Some months there are more than one. Most bombs consist of tobacco related items with a few fun things thown in depending on who the target is. It is really nothing more than a fun way to pay it forward a bit and make one of the Brothers here feel good..that is after they dig out of the devistation. I have been a target and can tell ya it takes a while Laughing . Read a few of the past mission threads and you'll get a feel for it.

And then there is the "random bomb" from one brother to another. Same idea, just on a smaller scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:00 am

scotties22 wrote:
The BoB Bombers get together every month and pick some poor bastard to send a "bomb" too.  Some months there are more than one.  Most bombs consist of tobacco related items with a few fun things thown in depending on who the target is.  It is really nothing more than a fun way to pay it forward a bit and make one of the Brothers here feel good..that is after they dig out of the devistation.  I have been a target and can tell ya it takes a while Laughing .  Read a few of the past mission threads and you'll get a feel for it.  

And then there is the "random bomb" from one brother to another.  Same idea, just on a smaller scale.

Interesting. It's nice to see a community big on PIF. Off to read, thank Scottie. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:06 am

and then there is "the shadow" who attacks when know one is looking.....
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:16 am

So, how does one sign up to be a BoB Bomber? Is there a post anywhere detailing requirements?
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:31 am

Ocelot55 and Gravel are two of our leaders and I cant find the thread where the others are listed but there are a few more I think,
If you PM one of them they will let you know the details
Blackhorse is our retired commander and i believe the master mind behind the whole crew, he still participates as a bomber tho and we all still look up to him!
and of course there is the test, and the hazing, and of course will need to obtain a pilots license,be taught the secret handshake, by a decoder ring.... etc
but i think more women in the ranks would be splendid! keeps the men in line or Scotties yells at us
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:55 am

BigCasino wrote:

but i think more women in the ranks would be splendid! keeps the men in line or Scotties yells at us

Pffffft, who said anything about keeping you guys in line?  I think that would go against my very nature.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:04 am

Bombing is the purset form of generosity the great folks of Brothers of Briar engage in.

Although I have been a member of BoB for about a year, there was a big absence in there. I have yet to be the recipient or provider of a bombing but I hope to when I return to the States.

I have been at the receiving end of individual generosity from a few of the wonderful members here.

The giving nature of this group certainly gives one hope in human nature.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:28 am

Bombing random people is a hoot, doing the monthly bombing runs is even more fun due to the "theme". Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:04 am

Sean68 wrote:
I have been at the receiving end of individual generosity from a few of the wonderful members here.

The giving nature of this group certainly gives one hope in human nature.

Cheers!

The generosity and camaraderie of this group is readily apparent from the moment I joined. I'm so glad to a have found such a fine group of people on the internet. You seem to embody the very definition of community.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:50 am

Briarbabe wrote:

The generosity and camaraderie of this group is readily apparent from the moment I joined.  I'm so glad to a have found such a fine group of people on the internet.  You seem to embody the very definition of community.

So, it really was a dark and stormy night...
Camera pans, darkness swirls, is it a trick of light?
Mist clears revealing cloaks swirling to mask faces.

No it isn't the wild hunt. It a bunch of folks with mortgages and life events having a bit of fun. Infantile moments revealed? Yes, delightfully so.

On this playground it is kinda like giving some guy a nice glass shooter and finding out he's your true friend when he gives you his favorite aggie. You worried you'd lost your marble and then are rewarded twofold.

I think a sociologist would explain it as striking back at an impersonal and too electronic world. Nah, it is just some infantile fun before returning to the real world..

I attended I.U. and the term was a Borass. It wasn't the prank that was the joy; it was how convoluted and clever the process. Rube Goldberg made a living from the idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:29 am

All the info on the Bombing can be found here: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/f19-community-in-action

That's a lot of reading. The first bombing thread must be about a year ago or a little more I think. Oh, definitely more than a year. But we, as a forum, have a long history of bombing, or surprise packages. This forum limits the size of storage, so older threads will disappear. You might want to read the oldest first. Or at least search though them.

Enjoy! sunny 

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PostSubject: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:23 am

JKenP said: 
“On this playground it is kinda like giving some guy a nice glass shooter and finding out he's your true friend when he gives you his favorite aggie. You worried you'd lost your marble and then are rewarded twofold.”

Some of the best times are had when you "gift" one of your prize possessions...be it pipe, or tobacco, or accessory, to another member completely by surprise....the great feeling on both parts is something that makes your heart jump. The "love" shown on this forum...the true giving to one another...is something to behold and be grateful to be part of.  You said "community" I would call it closer to family that we wish we had, come true.  We would give a kidney...if we had to.  That's just the way these pipesters are.  Welcome to the family.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:41 am

You've probably seen it already, but to see how a monthly bombing goes - singing up, banter, aftermath, the whole 9 yards - here's the thread for the July bombing mission that took place this past Friday:
http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t24164-the-rocket-s-red-glare-july-bob-bombing-mission
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:07 pm

Yes, there is a bit more history to "bombing" than the organized runs that appeared here a little over a year ago.   There's rank-and-file bombers, rebels, "villains" (see: "The Shadow") and then there's how it used to be--just guys sending a gob of pipe-related (or other crap) to some other guy just because.  

Old-schoolers are into calling it "paying it forward."  If someone sent you two pounds of your favorite tobacco, and you know who they were, you mentioned it, and then found someone else to thrill, sooner or later.  The old-schoolers would not only overwhelm victims, but it inspired a whole attitude of making sure someone else took it in the shorts (in a good way, of course).   From what little I got destroyed (and sometimes still continue to be a target), there's ZERO expectation of reciprocation, although it is considered good form.  

The Secret Santa event is a once-a-year event that starts to stir in November, by our own Carlos, who has been doing it longer than the scant couple of years I've been around.  Each member gets set up with another, with the goal of anonymous merrymaking and gift-giving.  Wonderful event.   The pictures that roll in are two weeks of Christmas Day that, at least in my case, actually make me LIKE the stupid holiday.   Laughing santa

The "BoB Bombers" are a more recent development as BoB courses through time.   Playfully military in nature, they organize "squadrons" of folks to select one to a number of targets to bomb.   Suddenly, without notice, any member, on the squadron or not (at least to my understanding), can be a target.  I was the very first victim to witness the destruction they cause.   Day after day, box after box, my dining room table was filled with...well, Brotherly Love.     I no longer participate due to lack of work, but they're a good bunch of guys.   Even if they flaunt their silly medals and achievements in their sig lines--but then again, that's why there's "independent rebels" like myself.  Twisted Evil

Then there's..."The Shadow."   Woman (or man?) of many mysteries.  This person finds your address, seemingly by magic, and suddenly you get a J-R Cigars package with a small note inside...a "calling card" amongst what is often your favorite pipe tobacco.  And the other signature, a package of BJ Long pipe cleaners.   I have tried in vain to track down this miscreant of mystery, this terrorist of tobacco, to no avail.   I have come close, but I'm always left listening to echoing cackling from the darkness...foiled yet again. study 

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:57 pm

Carlos wrote:
...This forum limits the size of storage, so older threads will disappear.  You might want to read the oldest first.  Or at least search though them.

Enjoy!  sunny   
Carlos:

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but...Aaaccckkk!!! Older threads will disappear? That's new information. And something that requires action.

To wit, some of the earliest threads in this Round Table forum contain the very essence of BoB—a spirit of community and camaraderie transplanted here from the old KCC board (with eternal thanks to Jason!). 'Twould be a tragedy if that foundational record of this community were lost...well, at least to those of us who have been here from the start.

If content here can disappear, I'd better stop taking it for granted, and get busy archiving the early BoB threads. I archived many of the old KCC threads, especially those concerning TJ's "Spirit of Sonora" smoker. It was a remarkable event, a remarkable time, a remarkable spirit, and it was shared by many more than those who attended.

In fact, it's still alive in BoB today, even among those who don't know its origins. The Monthly Bombage is only one of its more recent manifestations. Brothah Kyle is spot on in his observation that the tradition of bombitude has deep roots. That's why BoB has endured. Sure, BoB has had its ups and downs and growing pains, but so does anything that's truly alive.

Your advice to Briarbabe is sound. Anyone who wants to grok not just the bombular phenomenon itself, but also its underlying spirit would do well to go to the earliest pages of The Round Table, and start reading forward.

Deep roots indeed!  

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:33 pm

Once in a while Yak or myself will go back and forth digging up digitally dust-covered BoB posts from times of yore, harkening more clearly the Knox board connection, the people, the close-knit community, the fights, jokes, discussions...excellent deep roots.   Smile  Obviously  we can't all be a part of the what-was, or the Original Gangstas of BoB, but we certainly can put down our layer of bricks and add to it.  Very Happy  

I think archiving some of the better conversations and posts is a great idea; I enjoy the heck out of researching and visiting the history of my favorite Internet hangout!  

What a neat (random) book that'd make. Laughing "The Wit and Wisdom of The Brothers of Briar."

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:58 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
What a neat (random) book that'd make.  Laughing  "The Wit and Wisdom of The Brothers of Briar."  

Cool
That would be the mainstream, primetime version, Kyle. The unabridged version would include content from "The Elastic Chamber" (for recent arrivals, "The Asylum"), which prolly would be more appropriately titled, "The Pith and Pathos of The Brothers of Briar".  

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:13 pm

"The Elastic Chamber" has a lovely ring to it.

I'm seeing "series" already! Very Happy :bookclub:

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:07 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
"The Elastic Chamber" has a lovely ring to it.  

I'm seeing "series" already!   Very Happy :bookclub:  

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I dunno, Kyle...that sounds like a bit of a stretch. Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:00 pm

I look forward to joining in all of this crazy fun. It sounds like this forum is more like one big family, than strangers on the internet.
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PostSubject: Re: Bombing: Please to be explaining?   Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:51 pm

Briarbabe wrote:
I look forward to joining in all of this crazy fun.  It sounds like this forum is more like one big family, than strangers on the internet.

Briarbabe:

Some of us have been interacting for so long that "stranger" is a purely incongruous description. And as you might have gathered, some of us actually have had face time at one point or another.

Anyhow, your perception of "family" isn't far off the mark in many cases, provided it includes all of the normal...er, "turbulence" that families encounter on their journey through life. By which I mean that it ain't all sweetness and light. But we do try to keep our interactions civil.

And speaking of civility, your very presence here is a civilizing influence, if you don't mind my saying so. You are a welcome member of the brethren and sistren.   

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