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Make a run to the liquor store and crack open your PBRs. Johnpowell stumbled into the 30K mansion!

Asked by Allie (17441points) August 16th, 2010

You read it right. The on-plant pissing, assless chaps wearing, emo music listening, STD contracting (~), furry pussy loving (cats, you perv), PBR chugging, hoodie wearing, sign stealing, skateboard riding, sleep-til-after-noon man has arrived. The good news? The kitchen will never be dirty because he loves cleaning it so much. Truth.

Give a little love to your favorite Portland nerd (I say that with <3) and pleeeeaaase feel free to share your very own Ryan Powell story. No holds barred. :)

I luff you, Ry. Chip does, too.

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arnbev959's avatar

Congratulations Ryan!

Seaofclouds's avatar


IBERnineD's avatar

I’m glad I had a part in @johnpowell being amazing ;) You rock sir! PBR cupcakes for everyone!!!! XD

kenmc's avatar


J0E's avatar

Congrats Ryan! You help me all the time with stuff and I truly can’t thank you enough and I probably annoy you trying to.

Also, Ryan: The Animated Series

ETpro's avatar

That is totally awesome. Congratulations in the superlative to Johnpowell.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Fucking awesome, he deserves it. Congratulations, Ryan. I’m still down for a beer sometime.

(Everyone from Portland is a little nerdy!) :D

shilolo's avatar

Always knew you were a furry. Congrats!

Jude's avatar

Congratulations, JP!! This technotard would be lost without you!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Holy fucking shit, man! 30K! Good one!

You’re a clever guy, empathetic in your own curmudgeonly way and a really smart Jelly. Congrats to you, @johnpowell!

ipso's avatar

Technical guru extraordinaire of Flutherdome. The inventor of the [Random] button and all around good guy.


free_fallin's avatar

YAY! You recommended I watch Weeds and I fucking love that show; this means you’re awesome.

tinyfaery's avatar

Impressive. I always know I can count on you for practical advice and interesting ideas. Congrats!

kevbo's avatar

Dude, you have had me laughing since day one, and me and so many others would be lost without your tech help. Congrats on kicking so much ass. Now go outside and read a book.

YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! GOOD WORK ! ! ! * * * Y * A * Y * * *

Coloma's avatar


I cringe at the thought! lol

Congrats…whoever gets to 30k can, rest assured, claim blowhard status.

Oh’s inevitable!

shego's avatar

Congratulations! 30k! Amazing!

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Always knowledgeable, helpful, and you have a great taste in music. Fluther wouldn’t be the same without you. Congrats, dude.

jlm11f's avatar

You want JP stories? You got them. Here’s why I lurve Mr. Powell:

- When I first joined Fluther, he welcomed me and never made me feel like a newbie.
– That very first day, I think I was in chat for over 4 hours late at night and he told me a summarized, yet insane version of his life story. He just put it out there objectively for me to make my own interpretations.
– He’s kind and eager to speak to anyone new that enters chat.
– He’s way more knowledgeable than he gives himself credit for and will help you out no matter how annoying and redundant your Qs are. Like @J0E, I’ve been known to bother him on several occasions.
– He likes watching Desperate Housewives haha, he’s going to kill me. I don’t get how a sane, rational person could like that show but yet there it is.
– He’s a lover, not a fighter.
– He keeps his word. Over 6 months ago, he told me I can have his iPod touch when the new one comes out. The new one comes out soon, and he’s living up to his word!!

Congratulations on your 30K Ry!!!!!!!

rooeytoo's avatar

Congrats to you Ryan, you are the man!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

A magnificent attainment. I salute you, Ryan.

shrubbery's avatar

One time, when I got my new macbook, Ryan screenshared with me to show me the ropes so I didn’t break anything. First he was on my screen, then he wanted to show me something on his screen. He went to minimize the window he was on and lo and behold…. what was underneath it? Porn of course.
Though he just got out of it and we didn’t really mention it at the time…... I laughed quite hard after the screen sharing ended. It’s a good thing for him he doesn’t have any qualms with talking about porn usually, rather than denying it like a lot of guys :P Hehehe.
I love Ryan. I was kind of intimidated by his awesomeness at first but I am a tech retard and he would never fail to answer my questions and help me out, even though I was on windows. Now I am privileged to be his friend and I can’t wait to hang out and drink PBRs with him. Our chats about masterchef were fun too :P
Ryan won’t say no to helping almost anyone, and he’s just a generally great guy. I’m so glad he’s stuck with Fluther and I have gotten to know him better.
Love you Ry, can’t wait to see you!

augustlan's avatar

Truly, one of the most helpful people on Fluther. In addition to his great answers, he also brought us the ‘dick-punch’, and for that we are forever grateful. I think he also brought us ‘bag of dicks’, is that right? Are we a little obsessed with peen, Ryan? I lurve you, man. Even if you do still give me shit for modding you that one time. Congratulations!

deni's avatar

DAAAANK. i enjoy many of your comments. congratulations!

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Congratulations @johnpowell!! I always enjoy your answers and your openness in the community. 30k… my mind boggles. Take a moment to bask in the moment, and have a drink on me.

cyn's avatar

RYAN! way to go! awesome job. I admire you, because you’re just so damn honest/straightforward most of the time, anyway. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <33333333333

zenele's avatar

I lurve Ryan. Normally I’d make some asinine remark about hating these lurve parties etcetera – but JP does too. You can’t kid a kidder, so I’ll just say congratulations to one of my favourite jellies, to an original flutherite; in both senses of the word.

Congo rats!

Your_Majesty's avatar

Congratulation! Love your post!

rebbel's avatar

I have actually learned things from you, Mister Powell (and was that mobile phone thingy to use Fluther with also not from you?!)!
Thanks man, and a big congratulations on all those KKKKK’s!!

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Gaw! Happy 30k day, dude! You always got the right stuff. You’ve helped me time and time again and I thank you wholeheartedly for that. :) YAY!!!

whatthefluther's avatar

Nearly two and a half years ago, when I first arrived in these waters and was but a wee jelly, the first jelly that stood out very clearly was one @johnpowell. The guy was seemingly everywhere with responses that were direct and honest. And, he was knowledgeable and interesting, always helpful and very friendly. He welcomed me and made me feel comfortable here and he was responsible, in no small part, for me sticking around and settling in to the first and only social website I ever really looked at and considered participating in.
On July 10, 2009 when Ryan disappeared from these waters without warning or explanation, I was devasted as were many other jellies. He was one of the jellies that formed the very foundation of fluther and there was no way fluther would be the same without him. Fortunately, he needed only some fresh air, a tall PBR and a good read under a tree and he was soon back among us. But he certainly scared the shit out of me. So much so, that I clinged on to the temporary username he utilized that day and I would earn the distinction of being the only jelly to immortalize @HolyCrap by placing him in my fluther where he peacefully floats to this day (undoubtedly without Ryan’s knowledge as he has never logged back in as @HolyCrap since that fateful day).
We’ve seen a lot of jellies come and go and I have lost a few fluther friends who have left voluntarily or been banned. And we’ve seen lots of changes here with new categories and guidelines and such. It hasn’t been smooth sailing all the way….change never is. But today, as I watched a couple of very respected old fluther friends reach lurve milestones, @kevbo at 20K and @johnpowell at 30K, I got that warm fuzzy feeling that as long as guys like these two are around, fluther will continue to be a warm, inviting and comfortable community and will not merely just be fine, but will continue to be the best damn website on the internet.
Congratulations Ryan…..I lurve you.
See ya…...Gary/wtf

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t have a story but I love PBR…

Congratulations! :)

JilltheTooth's avatar

Wow. Beyond impressed. Happy 30, you’re officially over the hill!

syz's avatar

Holy crap! Congratulations!

Cruiser's avatar

Congrats on the 30 grand man!! I have only had the honor of saying that twice now!! Very very nice work!

Facade's avatar

Whoop whoop!


chyna's avatar

Congrats! You are an awesome guy with much to share. Thank you for staying around to help out us non-tech people.

janbb's avatar

You are a wonderful, helpful techno-Jelly, Ryan with a salty sense of humor(?) to boot. Dickpunches all around and pass the PBR!

Mazel Tov on the 30K!!

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stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Congratulations John!!

bhec10's avatar

CONGRATS Sir John Powell !!

mrentropy's avatar

Great Jorb!

CMaz's avatar

What on earth are all 5 of you doing in that big house?

30k is impressive! Congrats.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Congrats! 30k is quite a bit of lurve. It’s well deserved!

wundayatta's avatar

Ummmm…... there is no mansion.

We live on an island. A very exclusive island.

Welcome John. Take your pick of cabanas. Ask the server for anything you want. Anything!

We meet for cocktails at 5.

Allie's avatar

@wundayatta JP doesn’t wait til 5:00.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Wow, very cool! Congratulations.

wundayatta's avatar

@Allie Oh, the bar is open all the time; it’s just that at 5:00, we all gather together for the bonding activity of the day {gag, gag] j/k

OreetCocker's avatar

Man that’s some achievement! Congratulations, nice job :-)

mangeons's avatar

Congratulations, JP! When I first arrived at Fluther nearly two years ago, you were one of the first jellies I noticed, you were always funny and nice to (almost) everyone. I’ve always loved your responses, you always carry your wit and knowledge with you everywhere you go. Even though you threatened to sell all my books to buy your precious PBR :( you’re still one of my favorite jellies and I look forward to seeing many more answers from you.

Congrats on making it to the 30k island, I’m sure everyone is glad to have you there!

wilma's avatar

WOW! 30K!
How does that happen?

Dog's avatar

Oh how did I ever miss this question?

Ryan is one of the most amazing people ever. (and I am not just saying that because he granted me a huge favor yesterday ;) )

Random, fun, witty and so freaking smart on coding and everything tech that if he ever used his talents for evil he could bring down the Pentagon.

Congrats to the guy who took a silly thought of mine and built it into a masterpiece of laughter. Who tirelessly answers the question “How do I fix my tumblr template?” with patience and accuracy.
A guy whose flags are accurate yet highly entertaining and his posts are too.

Drinks are on me!

Allie's avatar

@Dog Hahahaha, couldn’t agree more about the flagging thing.

ninahenry's avatar

Congrats Ryan!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Congrats. 30K Wow. You join quite an esteemed bunch.

filmfann's avatar

30K is incredible! Congrats!

AmWiser's avatar

Wowww! That is so impressive. Congratulations and Congratulations again.

Steve_A's avatar

Congrats man! always enjoy chatting with you and the chat rats :D

mrentropy's avatar

I’ve heard rumors that when you reach 30K there really isn’t a mansion. They put you in the Carousel Ceremony so you can be “renewed.” at least in the movie version of Fluther

marinelife's avatar

The story that I remember about jp is how he offered a bed to a jelly that he didn’t even know who was trapped in a bad living situation.

That is him in a nutshell.

Congratulations, guy! Here’s my present to you.

MissAusten's avatar

How did I miss this?!?! Congratulations many tens of thousands of times over and over again!

KatawaGrey's avatar

I can’t believe I missed this! Congratulations Mr. P! :D

Lightlyseared's avatar

Well Done!!
Sorry bit late I know

jazmina88's avatar

Wow!!! JohnPowell rocks on with his bad self!!!!!

amazing achievement…..I look up to you!!!

casheroo's avatar

yessss congratulations!!

mattbrowne's avatar

This is super yotta, zetta, exa, peta, tera, giga, mega cool ! !! !!! !!!! !!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!

ladyinred's avatar

I knew Ryan first.

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