You made it Turd!  After all the last five years brought, you and the site not only survived, you thrived!!!   Congratulations on a major achievement, and on your hard-earned success.  Thanks for letting all of us come along for the ride...

As promised, here is the celebratory poster including (I really hope) all those who stated a desire to be on it, during last night and the overnight thread.  When you get a chance, pop open a cold one and raise a glass our hardworking and fearless leader, to the great company and good people we have found at this place, and to all of you hearty souls-  you've just survived a BRUTAL 4.5 year bear market in the metals that would have driven off lesser souls (and did, in many cases!)  Yet the cream rises to the top.  Good on ya, Turdville.

If you are so inclined, share a favorite TFMR story or two when you get a chance, in the comments section.  Favorite stories?  Worst day?  Funniest thing you saw here?   Most memorable post?

Happy Birthday TFMR!


Ned Braden's picture

Number One!!!

Wow just wow - Nice Job, Mr. Pining

Cranky Old Bat's picture


Pining, you continue to amaze! Cranky old bat that I am, I seldom post but in this case I can't help myself. What a treasure you are!


waxybilldupp's picture

Excellent! ...

The Norwegian Blue comes thru!

wax off

Turd Ferguson's picture

Pining, thank you


Very much appreciated.


I Plead Da FIF

On the "FIF" year anniversary

Edit: I'm counting Turd 'cause I don't want to take Marchas' coveted 4th!

James Crighton's picture

Wonderful Pining !

Congratulations to you and Turdville


Marchas45's picture

I'm Miffed

I'm not on there. What the hell not everybody can love me. Keep Stacking

murphy's picture

Top ten

for old times sake

Island Teal's picture

Great work Pining !!!

poster is outstanding !!!

What a 5 year run for all !!!!

Thank you TF !!!

argentus maximus's picture

Happy Birthday TFMR!Well

Happy Birthday TFMR!

Well done Turd.

Keep up the determination, Turdistan-ites.

Thanks Pining.

smiley   smiley   smiley   smiley  

Blackwatersailor's picture

horse trading

When my father was a very young lad.  His dad decided he had had enough of their troublesome plowhorse.  You see the horse had a game where he would not work until he had a rope around his neck.  He was extremely smart and fast enough to dodge thrown ropes as well as rope traps on the ground.  Only my father as a small child with a pail of oats could capture the horse.  When my father was at school the horse was pretty much uncatchable.  So hearing that another farmer had a horse he wanted to trade in a distant county.  The horse was caught and the father son duo were off to trade the problem for a better deal.  After some wrangling a deal was struck.  Horses exchanged and the pair were getting ready to leave.  Low and behold when the dad tried to mount up the horse would buck and toss the rider off.  Turns out the traded horse was an ex champion broncho from the stampede circuit.  The only way the horse would let a rider on was if he mounted in a shoot.  There was much cussin on both sides but eventually the horse was led into a shoot, mounted and finally taken home.  The moral of this story is that you can never get rid of the pains in your ass but you can trade them 1 for 1.

Bama's picture


I'm the cutest monkey on the poster!!!

Pining 4 the Fjords's picture

Thanks, all! Oh, and Benque...

I promised you a pic with a Spitfire and a pretty lady...   Sorted!

matt_'s picture

Very cool.

Nice job Pining.

Pining 4 the Fjords's picture

Damn, Marchas... I knew I'd blow it.

Apologies, mate.  Hope you and the legendary silver recliner don't hold too much of a Highland grudge!

matt_'s picture

Wow Pining

Nice Marchas pic too.  You are like one of those people at a kid's birthday party who can create a balloon animals in 30 seconds, except you do it with Photoshop.

Ferd Torgerson's picture

Great Job Pining

As usual, you always outdo yourself.

Greetings to all Turdites, near and far. You are one great group of people.

And, finally, Congratulations to Turd on five years!! I along with so many others have learned so much on this site.

I know I speak for all of us when I say that, in our hearts, when it comes to number 2, you will always be number 1.


bim jeam's picture

Most excellent Pining!

Can't believe I got a spot next to Pailin.

Landowner's picture

Immortality achieved!....

Thanks for including me in the rogue's gallery.

Nice piece of work Pining...



chrtoo's picture

In the last five years ...

... there has been much to worry about and much to be thankful for. Unfortunately, I feel the next five years will make the last five year look like child's play.  Good luck to us all!  This is the place to be!

Congrats on the first Five years, Craig!

In the time I have been here, I have been most impressed you, Mr Pining, Sir!  Your wonder with Photoshop and your skill with twisting a verse.  Thanks for helping to make this place so enjoyable!


Kuchek's picture

Thanks All!

This place has taught me so much and has kept me from going insane on more than one occasion. A Thanks to Turd! Thanks to all the great guests and guest posts. And thanks to all the Turdites! Cheers!

Antony von Clearwell's picture

Very nice!

I get this warm feeling right now.... It feels like.... Like... Being with family...

It's either that or the glass of 'chateaux Aziziah' from I just took a sip :)


chinaussiedoll's picture

It's been a great ride!

So glad I held on for all these years- feel like we are reaching the other side. I do miss some of those who have dropped off along the way but enjoy all the new members who have joined. Congratulations and many thanks Turd for having the vision to start the site and the perseverance to carry on. Thanks also to your support team - Mrs T and L1 & L2 !

ReachWest's picture


Awesome stuff as usual, Pining! 

Happy Birthday TFMR!

Nick Elway's picture

Congrats Ned Braden "First"

My favorite TFMR post of all time:  "I'm First"

more here:


Swift Boat Vet's picture

Marchas Miffed???

You ARE on there.  I wasn't on last night so even tho' I'm an original,  I am AGAIN cut out !!   I am truly crushed.

OK, That's over ---- NOW CONGRATS TURDSKI !!!

What a milestone.   Is there any truth to the rumor you are refunding all moneys paid by original members in the form of bright, new TFMR rounds??   I'll sure be checking daily for my delivery.


bim jeam's picture


Looks like you made it after all.

Nice work Pining.

2c piece's picture

Swifty and Marchas

Pining, another great job.  Thank you for all you contribute.

Marchas second row left.

Swifty, without a unique avatar, you are part of the silent (avatar-wise) majority. We are 5th row, second from right.  I am sure we are in the fifth row in recognition for TF metals fifth year.

Swift Boat Vet's picture

My avatar vanished !!! AND

It says my PW is wrong to try to change.   Oh well.   I'll keep trying


Wingy's picture

Well I just checked my account...

My Account page says I've been a member for 5 years and 2 days. I don't quite remember what the reason was that I joined and a lot of folks were here before me, but it's been quite a ride.

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