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While Earnest Hopping...Or The Importance Of Being Earnest?

  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I've been reading through some old posts in the forums by Earnest and thought I would put up one of my favorites...seems to be a bit of foreshadowing here.  Please feel free to add your own Earnest-ism.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74529#post1623064

    1. calpol25 profile image74
      calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Earnest and me used to get into trouble for hijacking threads when I last talked to him because we both loved the same cartoon "Pinky & The Brain" and would sometimes write the theme tune on them, I cant find the one we done it on but it really annoyed some people but in a funny way...so thats my earnestism x

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      on a thread 'why do bad things happen to good people'

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/50940#post1165301

      Earnest wrote: "It's dead simple. As some very wise person said.
      "S*it happens! "

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I like it, Earnestisms smile

    1. calpol25 profile image74
      calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too smile

  3. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Who knew the "importance of being Earnest" before these last few days?  smile

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I did, just like I also know the importance of being Randy Godwin! You two were like a three ring circus when you got together!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll sure miss him, DIY!  Perhaps we need to give away an Earnie Award each year!  smile

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
          DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Love it and I think that's a great idea. But what the Southern girl in me wants to do most of all is make a casserole and take it by his family's house.
          Damnit. sad

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            We southerners always know what to do, DIY.  I'm missing getting drunk at the wake and talking BS with old friends!  I suppose this is the next best thing though.  smile


                                 Here's to Earnest!

        2. mega1 profile image79
          mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I really love that idea - and the "Earnie" goes to . . .

          maybe the first one should be to Randy Godwin for having the idea and being uncharacteristically self-less big_smile - Earnest is proud of you, I'm sure!

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I would not be worthy, Mega!  But thanks for the thought!  smile

          2. Pcunix profile image88
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            As long as it never goes to The Brother.,

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              +1      We don't refer to him as "BO" for nothin'!  lol

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                Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                yeah, more like BOO

  4. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'm not going to post the religious thread (six weeks ago) this one is on (because the actual thread isn't really the point here), but I think it's a cute "Earnest-ism":

    From one of his posts:

    "Look, to be honest with you, I'm damn near perfect."  (That quote by Earnest  was followed, of course, by the laughing emoticon.    This one:  lol    Not this one:  big_smile. (important to include the right context here  smile )


    Here's a few more.  (I know there's only so much I can add to what's already been said, and what I've already said.  (Note:  That statement could be misinterpreted.  I don't mean that there's nothing left to for others to say, by any means. )  Still, when I saw this thread I just thought it might be just a little uplifting to some people on here to see some of the following "Earnest-isms":


    From his Hub about not yelling at a dog while trying to train him:

    "....say"Good boy" in your warmest voice once. reward with food to re-inforce the behaviour. The puppy will quickly go to the toilet on demand, and when he does not, clean it up and do not chastise the puppy. Make it clear that no one is to yell at or frighten the puppy as this is useless behavior that is cruel and counter productive."



    From a comment by Earnest:

    "....the youngest grandchildren are all accomplished grandfather handlers!

    I find myself yelling out the clues in their TV shows while wearing a tutu and a silly hat far too often!"


    From a forum thread:

    "....lol I did that just for you. smile

    I am having a very rough day today, with enough back pain to stop me from being able to drive. smile

    Still happy though."



    From the thread about the world ending on May 21 when Earnest acted as "our man in Australia" and reported the non-event:

    "lol lol lol I could never have pulled it off without the foil hat though."




    And another forum thread:

    "...I live in paradise right now. Good weather, good economy. smile."



    From a forum thread about who (at the time) was and wasn't happy on HubPages:

    ""I'm happy enough here. I won't buy all the doom and gloom until I see it reflected in my figures. smile"



    and from the forum thread, What is real happiness?


    "Happiness is understanding your life. smile"

  5. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Perfect! I think he would've loved it, especially the burp!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you got class......roll

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The two of you definitely classed up the place. You will have to carry the torch now, Randy!

      2. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Note:  For some reason, I came back to this thread and noticed that my first post was horrendously awkwardly worded.  I'm hoping that eye-rolling emoticon isn't because of that, because I didn't intend one statement to come across the way I later saw it could have.  I've re-worded it.  I guess I included it in the first place because I felt like I'd said quite a bit about Earnest in  one of the other forums (and added to the link for HP blog), and I was feeling self-conscious about adding so many "contributions".  The remark about not posting the religious thread was only because I was thinking it wouldn't be appropriate on this thread.  Anyway, if, by any chance, the eye-rolling thing was because of my post,  I've tried to fix it to make the message more in keeping with what I meant - not what I later saw it could look like I may have meant.  hmm   (If the eye-rolling thing wasn't even about my post - then disregard this particular explanation, of course.  I'm not really paranoid - just worried that somebody may have misinterpreted my poorly worded remarks.)

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all, Lisa!  lol  It was a response to DIY's post!  You're fine and I know Earnest would appreciate your comments!  smile

  6. AEvans profile image65
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    Here is one I found about my mom and how although she is gone, she was not forgotten. I just read his reply and it made me smile. Amazingly it was in the same month of his passing. I will never forget that comment.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/51808?page=3

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    He certainly had a tender side, although I kind of like the one in the thread started by Greek One about Earnest being Satan. He commented in this thread just 7 short weeks ago.

    "My soul? I seem to have misplaced it."

  8. calpol25 profile image74
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    I wrote a collectio of hubs known as dont you just hates and my first one was Dont you just hate Ironing and here is what Earnest posted.

    My daughter has 5 kids and refuses to do ironing! She has not done it for years. Even joined the group "I don't do ironing!"

    Folding em properly and buying non iron clothes is the secret!

    My daughter makes her living online giving tips to busy women about saving time by getting organised, but ironing? Nope! She tells people how to get it done efficiently but tells her 47000 readers that she doesn't do it herself anymore! smile

  9. sofs profile image84
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Here is the Earnest I knew... one Saturday afternoon,there were not many here on the forums and we got talking about storms .. and here was the man... a very beautiful picture of our conversation... I did not interact much with him...but he was wonderful the couple of times we got talking ...  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/69899#post1531570

    1. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      aw Sofs i read that, and the tell tale signs of Ernest....... suffering, but  clutching on to his computer..... Lots of time to tell us about his grandchildren too aw....

      1. sofs profile image84
        sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I liked his stories of the twins ...... He was one of the few people who positively commented on my poetry  too  smile

  10. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    One of my all time favorite limericks written by Ernest:

    I like the American way
    You can lay about the whole day
    if you own a big bank
    and the economy sank
    the government will still pay and pay.

  11. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    I am getting so caught up in missing him also.  He annoyed me so much one time though that i made some awful comment about him, and i actually got banned.  Now that taught me a lesson.......

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    What a great line

    " I live in a featherbed of child love! "

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good one, UW!

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, that's a really nice quote.....

  13. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    Here's a very very apt Earnestism, in relation to the question 'how would you like to die' -

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/17154#post248175

    Ya got ya wish mate smile

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      Baileybearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        +1

    2. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank goodness for that!

    3. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wow how amazing that he got his wish to die in his sleep.  Someone was caring for him.....  This is so sad.....

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    I didn't talk to earnest here often but I was able to exchange messages with him in facebook. He showed some place like six months ago where he is leaving, he said he was resting there, a nice cottage. His back was aching at times and that his grandchildren and children made him happy. He then said he was a cancer survivor.

    His favorite singers were John Lennon and Elton John. He told me he met Elton John in Aus many years back.

  15. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I remember we were joking one time about followers and I said I had mostly female because of my user ID. He said he guessed he should have called himself Piston Broke since he wrote car hubs. He said he rather be Piston Broke than "pist and broke!" smile

  16. recommend1 profile image65
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    I think it would be ironically perfect to canonise the man !

    Saint Earnest

    Then he can be a thorn in the religious pants in absentia.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure he would get a good laugh out of that! Evidently, he's still a thorn in the pants of at least one of the fundies, hear that Earnest?  Your impact is far reaching even beyond death!  Who says there's no life after death? smile

    2. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      jolly good idea.....

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    dysfnctnlparadiseposted 5 years ago

    @wordscribe43 I enjoyed the limerick. Well said and very truthful. Made me smile a bit.

 
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