Wed, Jun 15, 2016 - 1:08pm

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!

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Ned Braden
Jun 15, 2016 - 1:10pm

Number One!!!

Wow just wow - Nice Job, Mr. Pining

Cranky Old Bat
Jun 15, 2016 - 1:16pm


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!


Jun 15, 2016 - 1:17pm

Excellent! ...

The Norwegian Blue comes thru!

wax off

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:18pm

Pining, thank you

Very much appreciated.

James Crighton
Jun 15, 2016 - 1:30pm

Wonderful Pining !

Congratulations to you and Turdville


Jun 15, 2016 - 1:34pm

I Plead Da FIF

On the "FIF" year anniversary

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

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:36pm

I'm Miffed

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

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:36pm

Top ten

for old times sake

Island Teal
Jun 15, 2016 - 1:37pm

Great work Pining !!!

poster is outstanding !!!

What a 5 year run for all !!!!

Thank you TF !!!

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:39pm

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.

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