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What's your favorite Mark Ewbie hub?

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    So apparently Mark was banned from the forum the other day for being a decent person. Then someone here had the audacity to call my favorite author's work, "drivel." So I thought maybe Mark, being one of the funniest ppl I have never met, should get a little shot in the arm.

    My favorite Mark Ewbie hub is of course... mine. I wrote one about him as it is in my nature to stalk funny ppl. But aside from that one, I read this one twice, so I'm going to call it my favorite. It made me LOL. smile



    http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Peopl … h-Too-Much

    Do you have a favorite?

    1. davidlivermore profile image90
      davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, the truth hurts.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You picked the same one too. lol... I mean lqtm.

    2. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No one favorite.  Many of Mark's hubs are beautiful and cute.  Mark is so BELOVED by many.  He shouldn't have been banned.  I'll GIVE him a heart hug.of love and support.
      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8580170.jpg

    3. DreamerMeg profile image83
      DreamerMegposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have just started following Mark. I had seen his hubs before and even Facebook liked "Pooh takes Christopher Robin Home" because I thought it was one of the most beautiful stories I had ever read. It's still my favourite but now I have read and voted up a couple more of his!

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        His hubs make you happy... if that isn't a great societal service, I don't know what is.

      2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DreamerMeg.  Now I must stop self-publicising.... I'll get banned again

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I wish there were a way to have this play whenever you entered this thread.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKf6Nu4R9AE

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Lol.  That is the worst fanfare I have ever heard.  Hmmm...

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              hahaha
              I know, Im sorry, but the good one had a 15 sec. ad on it. It was for your own good really.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                No, it is brilliantly crap.  If there is a worse one out there it would be even better.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Then you're gonna love the crown Ive made you.
                  http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8584424_f248.jpg

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Ah I'm touched. smile

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      Lybrahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You've inspired me.  I think I'll make a "What's your favorite Lybrah Hub" forum.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        haha. Im not even sure how to respond to that.

  2. MagKaye profile image85
    MagKayeposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for posting the Laughing post. I Quietly Smiled...

    Why on earth was he banned from the forums?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Someone was being overly mean and he called them on it. sad

      1. davidlivermore profile image90
        davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It could have been me.  I think I referred to his work as drivel in a post not too long ago.  And it was in reference to him insulting the work of other author's, when I felt he had no right to do so.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It was not you. He was not defending himself in the slightest. He was defending a friend when he got the ax.  Im sure your comment was just an off the cuff response to something and not intended to be mean. Hopefully, no one sweats the small stuff. smile

        2. Writer Fox profile image77
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm glad you mentioned that.  Insulting the work of others is sociopathic behavior, especially when someone hasn't requested an evaluation of his work.  Even then, helpful critiques should be done without insult.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Do you possibly have a favorite Mark Ewbie hub you'd like to share?

          2. Will Apse profile image89
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Well. I found the cat.

            Anyway, who is the sociopath WF?

          3. davidlivermore profile image90
            davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I admit I did insult his work, but since he was making comments, I felt I should do the same.

            I'm surprised I wasn't the one who started it, because I could have sworn it was me who said that.  Maybe I'm mistaken.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              No sir. Please don't take that upon yourself... but this really isn't that kind of a thread. Just looking to encourage Mark... like I said, "a shot in the arm. smile

    2. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      People get banned from the Forum for this:
      •    Making Personal Attacks: Debate and disagreements on points of substance are all right, but personal attacks, petty bickering, extreme profanity, and thread hijacking will be dealt with swiftly.

      1. tsadjatko profile image75
        tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        thread hijacking -  I see that all the time and haven't seen anything done...what do they consider thread hijacking? Am I doing it now, since the topic is Mark Ewbie Hubs and has nothing to do with thread hijacking? Just askin, please don't ban me.

      2. Cgenaea profile image60
        Cgenaeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Not in my case. I have been personally attacked by many; many times over. No one ever swiftly deals with my personal attacker. But I'm not one for the panic... I mean report button. My unflinching response is normally "dealt with" smile I now think it's a game, ideal for hit and run.

        1. tsadjatko profile image75
          tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Cgenaea - attack responses usually reveal more about the attacker than the attacked.

          1. Will Apse profile image89
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Mark is a rather honest person and he is not patient when he sees injustice.

          2. Cgenaea profile image60
            Cgenaeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Tell me about it... smile feels like you mean to be nicely and somewhat personal in your response.  Yes???

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes... personal attacks... very unkind and worthy of a banning... however, this topic would be, "What is your favorite Mark Ewbie hub." Lest it be confused with "What are your views on hijacking threads."

        1. psycheskinner profile image79
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You did also mention the banning so it is not surprising people are discussing that.

          IMHO, Hubstaff make that call.  Raking it over and taking sides just keeps the bickering going.

        2. Writer Fox profile image77
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The original post on this thread started out with: "So apparently Mark was banned from the forum."  That would imply that this is what you wanted the thread to be about.

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago

    I must say that I am concerned as to Mark Ewbie being banned. So far as I know he has never "insulted" anyone. Although he has posted comments that are critical. I have never read any obscenities, foul language etc.....

    As for my favorite hub, it has to be: http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Peopl … h-Too-Much

    I think that some people walk around with a glass roof over their heads and forget that everything that goes up must come down...........eventually...............hmm

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You picked the same one I did. Funny thing about Mark; his stick figures are so well known and make his work so uniquely him... however if he'd never drawn a one, his writing would still be among the funniest here on HPs.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Yes, it was worth a mention why the thread was started, but you have yet to mention your favorite Mark Ewbie thread. Looking forward to it.

  5. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    My favorite Mark Ewbie Hub, without a doubt, is Pooh Takes Christopher Robin Home. It speaks for itself if you read it. Other than that, his humorous pieces usually have me laughing hard. I can't remember which ones at the moment, there are many.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That won favorite hub didn't it? I meant to read it and never did... I will have to do it this time!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just read it... beautiful.

      My favorite line. Quite powerful,

      "“I can’t do it” he said to Pooh, “my old body is useless”.

      “Then leave it behind” said Pooh....""

    3. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I loved Pooh Takes Christopher Robin home too.

    4. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Mine too.

  6. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8041535_f260.jpg

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      hahaha. Good one.

  7. Hamshi profile image83
    Hamshiposted 3 years ago

    I find the majority of his forum posts to be funny and cute! I haven't had a chance to look at/find a favorite hub from him yet but will be sure to share it when I do! smile

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Looking forward to it. smile

  8. fpherj48 profile image83
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    Beth.....Nice of you to rally for Mark.  Personally, I've not ever read anything by him that even comes close to reason for banning.......but, welcome to our community.  There are those chosen few who get away with just about anything.....and then you'll see someone banned for really unfounded reason.

    I've read only a few of Mark's hubs (hanging my head in shame) but he is definitely one funny guy. Most of my contact with Mark is when I see him in the forums or Q&A.  His signature Stick figures are genius.  How many people can make a stick man, hilariously funny?  I know one.  Mark Ewbie.

    I commented to Mark at one point that only he and ThoughtSandwiches (Thomas) can make me LITERALLY laugh out loud......tears and all.  I haven't seen much from Thomas lately, but I've not been as active as I was at one time. I recall Mark agreed with me on Thomas.. His hub on "Orphan hubs," nearly sent me to the ER.  No kidding.

    I especially like Mark's hub on "celebrity stick figures."  He's a talent, for sure.  Banning is no big deal......(slap on the wrist.)  Actually, it rarely happens unless the overly-sensitive, guilty-of-being-a-jerk OP, runs crying to Mommy/Daddy. 

    Mark....we all love you.  ..and because we are all so incredibly "awesome"....that should be all that matters.....right?   I think, when you draw stick figures of us....you should make our heads bigger........see you after you've been paroled.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol. What a great post. I love his hub on the life of a stickman, starting out with "sticksperm." lol
      He just really thinks outside the box. I think that's what makes him a little genius. Maybe you have to be a little twisted to enjoy his work... judging by his "followers" there must be a lot of twisted ppl on HPs. smile

      1. fpherj48 profile image83
        fpherj48posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Beth....seriously, I was sure you knew.  "Twisted" is # 1 qualification for even getting past the front gate of HP.   Some of us had a limo waiting for us.   With the great start you've got.....stay long enough, you're on your way to Ewbie Status.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Just got this msg. from Mark thru FB.

    "Great day on HP. Since being banned Beth37 started up a be nice to Mark Ewbie thread. Traffic improved immensely. Some of my old pages got a read. People said nice things.

    I like being banned. Posting privileges will be restored in two hours but don't tell anyone. I'm staying banned forever. They'll beatify me at this rate."

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    Xmas has come early as my ban ends!  Like an early Christian martyr sent out with a lion to perform tricks in front of the baby Jesus – I have now been given a chance to redeem myself.

    I have taken a solemn vow to be good even with people like (ed: names and personal foibles removed).  No longer will I tell (ed: removed) to (ed: ditto).

    Instead I will continue to contribute by promoting my mediocre and poor quality drivel to unsuspecting newbies.

    On a more serious note, not that any of the above was remotely amusing, I am grateful to and pleased by people who have left messages of support.  Money would have been nicer but hey… there’s always next time.

    A special Xmas thank you to the person who reported me.  I would like to (ed: That’s enough thanks)


    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8580050_f248.jpg

    1. LongTimeMother profile image96
      LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Mark.
      You're still a clown with class.
      smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Lol and thanks!

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You forgot Beth's birthday. Again. That is 45 times. Get her a ball and she might forgive you.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You are correct, he has not written on my wall yet, and he actually has the ability, unlike you. And this does mark the 45th time.

            1. Will Apse profile image89
              Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I am just spreading blame as widely as I can here Beth. I was reminded before he was which means I have the moral edge.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I posted your hat pic on FB, so it's as if you've actually done more than him anyway.

                1. Will Apse profile image89
                  Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Excellent!

  11. Jason Marovich profile image89
    Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago

    That was almost like attending a funeral and having the body jump out of the casket laughing and telling jokes.

    "Here lies Mark Ewbie, he was a great guy."

    "Haha!  You ain't seen nuthin' yet!"

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Lol Jason.  A scary thought.

  12. MagKaye profile image85
    MagKayeposted 3 years ago

    Oh good, you're unbanned! I still have to go and read the (now famous) Pooh takes Christopher home. Or was it the other way around?
    Either way, I'm in for a good laugh, or at the very least, a snort, by the looks of things.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ah... I wouldn't say that one was funny particularly.  Something else really.

      1. MagKaye profile image85
        MagKayeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Ah. I clearly need to go and have a read...

  13. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Geez - I'm not on the site for, what, part of a day, and I find our Mark has been banned & unbanned.  I'm glad he's been redeemed, but I agree with others; I've never seen him say anything that would justify banning.

    Heck, when I first joined, the forum was a really rough place to be, and few people were 'disciplined' for it, or (at times) it would require repeated, egregious offenses for anything to happen.

    Either way, I'm glad it's over & he's back. 

    Oh yeah - my favorite Ewbie hub - hard to vote for just one. I've laughed till I hurt over several of them (a recent one was his brilliant satire about why parents should beat their kids).  But Pooh taking Christopher Robin home is exceptional.  I still choke up, even when thinking of it.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Marcy... much appreciated.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    All's well that ends well. Mark's back and that's all that matters.

  15. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    Ah I avoid the FB business like a plague.  Birthdays, Candy Crunch - no that's not for me.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You will live to regret this.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I don't mean anything by it.  I need to work harder, write better, try to make some money.  The social aspect works against that.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That's ok, it's not much of a threat anyway... it seems like "You will not live to regret this." is a much worse threat.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Absolutely.  I was going to go there but my head was... whoops - ban danger.  I'll leave it where it was.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              If I get banned Mark, don't feel like you have to sacrifice yourself for me. Just go ahead and don't look back. I'll understand... you're too important for us to lose again. Just step on my body and shoot like a star thru the heavens. You were meant to shine Mark Ewbie.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Oh Gawd.  Lol.

  16. lovebuglena profile image93
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    Haven't ready any of this stuff....at least I don't remember reading anything.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You have to set aside a little time for it. His hubs are at the very least, fun. You'll enjoy a good laugh. smile

  17. Jason Marovich profile image89
    Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago

    After a little digging I now understand the hasty reversal of Mark's forum ban.  No one wants the sort of (completely unfair) treatment he gave poor Reddit.

    http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Banne … rl_6131906

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cat' bottoms are kind of funny.

  18. erorantes profile image37
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    It sounds fine beth.

  19. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Beth is currently swimming the Atlantic.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      (Waves.)

      (Did she mean "waves her hand" or was she simply referring to the "swells of water?" You don't know... she's a mystery.)

      1. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I was much too far out all my life
        And not waving but drowning.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You needed floaties.
          http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8584014_f248.jpg

          1. Will Apse profile image89
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Are all American boys wimps?

            I mean did his mum blow those up for him?

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              He has water issues. You're so judgmental.

              1. Will Apse profile image89
                Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Water issues? You mean he hasn't learnt to use a straw yet?

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  He used to go out too far in the ocean... we all need floaties Will. We all need floaties.

                  1. Will Apse profile image89
                    Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I have a funny feeling you are looking for someone to bite. And need a shoulder to cry on as well.

                    Which is quite a tricky combination.

                    Was your birthday okay in the end?

          2. Solaras profile image90
            Solarasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Something looks very wrong with his left arm.  I think the floaties are cutting off his circulation and making something awful happen...  No floaties for me...

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              lol... you're right... something is wrong for more reasons than one.

  20. erorantes profile image37
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    I love the crown you made. It is original.

  21. erorantes profile image37
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    Thank you.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome.

  22. erorantes profile image37
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    We need a castle. Take your time. I am looking forward . I am excite to see.  I am certain of your creativity. I know. I will love it.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    There you go.
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8586687_f248.jpg

 
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