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Allie's avatar

Where the hell is johnpowell?

Asked by Allie (17431points) July 9th, 2009

Seriously, where the eff did my buddy go? =[

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bythebay's avatar

@Allie: I was wondering the same thing…

Les's avatar

Well that’s not right. Now I want to know. :-(

Tink's avatar

Me too, he’s always here answering technical Q’s and I haven seen him

DeanV's avatar

Well, damn. His account brings up the 404 error. I was wondering the same thing this morning.

Tink's avatar

What if he deleted his Fluther account?

sandystrachan's avatar

What if the government closed it on his behalf !? .....

Allie's avatar

I’m worried about my friend. =’[

figbash's avatar

Deadly Slim Jim factory explosion ???

He’s definitely been missing – can you text him or contact him by email?

Jeruba's avatar

??!

! !

DeanV's avatar

Well, his last.fm says he is listening to music… Usually means somebody’s alive…

Fluther hiatus?

sandystrachan's avatar

If he is a friend you may ask him via other means, see what happened to his account and that all is well.
Could it be he doesn’t know his fluther doesn’t show.

Allie's avatar

@dverhey He plays music all the time though. Sometimes when he’s gone or sleeping. So I’m not sure that’s a reliable source.

@sandystrachan I know his address. I know his e-mail. I know his AIM (but he’s not online). And yet… I don’t know his phone number. =[

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Grisaille's avatar

Just kidding. Suckers.

kevbo's avatar

<—knows jp is annoyed by this QnA.

Allie's avatar

@kevbo Probably, but I think he’ll forgive me.

kevbo's avatar

No worries. I did something similar back in the day.

figbash's avatar

Ahhhh….I just saw that his account is gone. Strange.

I know that he’s friends with NoCountry and JudoChop so – they may be able to provide you with real life contact information so that you can follow up.

iwamoto's avatar

if ryan is really going i think i’ll leave as wel, he’s one of the only things that keeps me here, i mean, it’s all fallen to ruin what once was and that’s okay, sometimes we need to move on anyway…and i’m better at answering real questions instead of “how do you feel about” questions so i’ve kind of outlived my purpose here

arnbev959's avatar

Fuck. I shouldn’t have congratulated him on his two year anniversary as a Flutherite yesterday.

robmandu's avatar

Oh noes! The CIA got him!

Dog's avatar

What??? The CIA again?

NO! Not JP!

They must know how awesome he is and they are making him work for them at gunpoint!

But seriously- he is not really gone is he?
Quick someone send him some PBR and Chipolte! Whatever they are paying him we can do better!

kevbo's avatar

@petethepothead, mystery solved.

bythebay's avatar

@petethepothead: Oh great, way to go…~

Dog's avatar

@petethepothead So is this a common thing once you hit a certain age- like the Fluther version of “Logan’s Run”? * POOF!*

Allie's avatar

(gasp) JP’s GHOST is composing something. Does that mean JP is (gulp) dead?

kevbo's avatar

Something is rotten in the State of Oregon.

TheGhostOfJohnPowell's avatar

JP here..

A lot of things led to me leaving.

1. The signal to noise ratio is out of whack.
2. It is a total time-suck for me. It is easier to get away if I can’t participate. I will still read it on occasion. But not spend anytime adding anything.
3. I have other things to do.
4. The weather is fantastic. I went to the park with a 40 of PBR, a book, and a blanket and read for a few hours this afternoon. I need more of that.
5. Pete pointed out that yesterday was two years of being here. Seemed like a good time to finally pull the trigger.

I wasn’t banned. Deleting my account was intentional. I might return when it starts to rain again. But for now I want to get out of the basement more. And this was a way to help do it.

So long, and thanks for all the shoes.

I’m off to delete this account.

Jeruba's avatar

Best wishes, JP. Sunshine, fresh air, and a good book are undoubtedly better for you in the long run. We’ll miss you a lot, but it’s good to know you’re okay and left by choice.

Dog's avatar

YAY! He is okay and doing what we should all do more of!

Thanks for letting us know @TheGhostOfJohnPowell and may the sunny days be many!

casheroo's avatar

:( I understand, but I’m still sad.

robmandu's avatar

First order of business: each of us here needs to seriously step up his/her dickpunching ability.

We cannot make up for (ghostof)jp’s absence, but we can sure make a helluva go of it.

In the meantime, I’ll be pouring out my craft beers and stocking up on PBR.

bythebay's avatar

@robmandu: Anything for the team.

DeanV's avatar

Best wishes, man. You will be missed.

Dr_C's avatar

@robmandu i’ll throw n my micro-brews and will seriously consider publishing a dick-punching handbook. care to contribute?

Tink's avatar

What about our iPhone/iPod problems??? Who’s gonna be the genius now?

augustlan's avatar

<cries>
I am seriously sad about this.

iwamoto's avatar

And so, with the passing of John Powell..so will i, he summed up perfectly what i had in mind, especially the signal to noise ratio

if you guys want to contact me, just send Allie a PM, she knows where to find me

it was fun while it lasted, to all of you, i wish you the best of times

Tink's avatar

@iwamoto Two Flutherers in one night?!! Are you all just gonna leave too?!
Dammit maybe I should too. Ok maybe not but still

augustlan's avatar

@iwamoto You will be missed, friend. :(

HolyCrap's avatar

Fuck.. JP again. I really wanted to walk away silently into the night.

I just wanted people to know this wasn’t planned. Allie didn’t know of my decision.

Her concern was sincere.

And Iwo.. Get me on aim. Allie knows my username.

Tink's avatar

@HolyCrap
Cant stay away, maybe it was meant to be…

Dog's avatar

@iwamoto you too will be greatly missed. :( this is very sad.

My sorrow is very selfish. I have both learned and laughed with JP. While I feel a great void in his absence I am also comforted to imagine him out of the basement and in the fresh air plugged in to life.

I think that today I will pay homage to all JP has contributed- I will report back once I have worked out the details.

AstroChuck's avatar

Man, this sucks. Still, I wish you good luck, Ryan. Selfishly, though, I really hope it starts raining soon in the City of Roses.

aprilsimnel's avatar

So long for now, then, if this is it. Take care of yourself.

whatthefluther's avatar

jp….You were right…@iwamoto closed his account and split right behind you. So, its cool to come back now, reactivate your account and continue right where you left off, with an understandable reduction in your level of participation. Hey, talk to me about the 40….I’ve never tried one, but seems to me that would be just the right amount to get a decent, yet manageable buzz. Rock on jp….enjoy your break and the sunshine. See ya…..wtf

AstroChuck's avatar

Now iwamoto has left too? Well, Hell, if both jp and iwatoto have left then I also might as well… ah, who the f*** am I kidding?

whatthefluther's avatar

@AstroChuck….No, you can’t leave…..if you were to, you might as well shut off the lights and lock the door behind you, because that would close the place down. And I, and I suspect a few others, would be lost. See you around (right? OK? need anything?).....wtf

robmandu's avatar

Oh hai, looks like johnpowell is doing fine and well on the interwebs, thank you very much.

chyna's avatar

@robmandu hehe, lurve for that one.

richardhenry's avatar

This thread is lame. Have fun hanging out on some lesser Internet forum, when you realize that the problem isn’t Fluther, it’s just that the Internet is too fucking great to go outside as often as you should.

In regards to the signal-to-noise ratio, this place is still way better than 99% of the Intermentalhospitalnet. Go chill on 4chan for a while then come back, you’ll think you walked into Harvard.

Grisaille's avatar

@richardhenry I’d never walk into that godless land again.

It melts your brain inside your skull, leaving it to slowly drip from your ears and nose.

iwamoto's avatar

Well, I have returned as well, if i can’t fight the “was your shit brown this morning ?” questions i might as well join you guys

so, should i dump him ? what is there to do in sacramento ? where is the chat ? random iphone question, another random iphone question

Allie's avatar

@iwamoto Dump the bastard. Visit me, duh. You should know that by now.

whatthefluther's avatar

@iwamoto….Good to see you back. I don’t think jp lasted 48 hours (actually, it was about the time it took me to consume a 12 pack of PBR). See ya….Gary aka wtf

Dog's avatar

Welcome back @iwamoto !

richardhenry's avatar

@whatthefluther People other than JP drink PBR?

augustlan's avatar

@richardhenry My husband, for one. Shh… don’t tell anybody, I drank one tonight!

Dog's avatar

Blast it! Do I have to go to Oregon to try PBR?

Allie's avatar

@Dog We have PBR here. Sometimes we use it for beer pong. That sounds so college-like. =\

arnbev959's avatar

@Dog We have PBR in New Jersey. But. I doubt you’ll get the true PBR experience unless you go to Oregon and drink it with JP.

Dog's avatar

Ohhh! I love beer bong! (I am so remembering college!) I bet it is somewhere near Los Angeles. Just not in my area of Ventura County.

@petethepothead Funny! If I ever venture to Oregon I will ask if JP wants to meet for a beer.

Dr_C's avatar

@dog… i love a good beer bong as much as the next guy but allie was talking about beer PONG

jrpowell's avatar

@Dog :: If you make it to Oregon we will drink wine. My sister will watch the twins. She has some experience with them.

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