9,000th Bear Post !!!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by bearcarver, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    9000 Post????? WTH  ,,, Does your wife have you handcuffed to the smoker?? Did she put the puter down by the food bowl for you to "pass the time"  ?/ Lol


     I have not been on this site but a few months now, and I can say with out a doubt you are one of the people I look for to answer question and give advice,,solid advice. I also love your tutorials, And I find myself LOOKING for them so I can learning something new. I know NOTHING about what happened before but, In my short time here I have NEVER had the feeling you are coming across as a " know it all". Thats just the crap that goes on with public sites, someone ALWAYS gets their feeling hurt.

    I also am not trying to stir anything up( dont care what happened before) but, it would be a BIG loss if you quit posting here as with several of the others.

     Keep up the good work Bear...

                                                                                        Sincerly Terry
  2. Congrats Bear. That's a lot of posts. I know a lot of them helped me. I know my food wouldn't be as good as it is if it weren't for your great advice and step by steps and great pics. Thanks.

    Smoke on my friend. [​IMG]
  3. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Funny how some can criticize the hell out of a member, but do not have the decentcy to even congradulate one on such a high accomplishment.  Shame on you .

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  4. daddydon

    daddydon Smoke Blower

    Congrats Bear![​IMG]
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations Bear...
  6. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Congrats, and a BIG THANK YOU to you Bear.

    I've been hanging around this place for just over a year and a half.  I've picked up a lot along the way from folks like you, and from you specifically.  The one thing I guess I missed was noticing that you are such a controversial character!  I guess I keep myself clear of all that stuff.  All I know is I enjoy the heck out of your posts and your contribution here, and that I have learned a lot from you.

    9000 posts is more than a number or a milestone.  It's a testament to the amount of contribution, sharing and education you have passed along here on SMF to many grateful folks like me.  

    I feel like raising a glass in your honor and giving one of my favorite toasts: (Glasses raised....) "Here's to you, and here's to me.  And if by chance we disagree......"  Okay, I'll just leave it at that for now, maybe you know the toast Bear, and if so, it's one I'd say in your honor to those other sorts....

    Keep on keeping on as they say.....

    Best Always,

  7. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Congratulations Bear! I haven't been on for awhile but wanted to say thanks for all you've done for me. You da man! [​IMG]
  8. Way to go Bear! I always enjoy our interactions.

  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Michael!


    Thanks K !


    Thank You Very Much for the kind words, Rich---(My Bear Brother)!!!


    Thanks RibKing!!!


    Thank You Much Gary !!!!

    I appreciate it !!

  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Merv!


    Thank you Johnny!!!!

    How's the leg---100%?----I hope!!!


    Thanks---It was a pleasure helping you, and very easy!!!


    Thanks Joe!!

    You are a definite asset too!!!


    Thanks Ecto!!!

    My approval really isn't hard to get.

    It's funny how that started---There were a couple posts that had Qview the size of postage stamps, and if I didn't read the words, I wouldn't have known if it was Brisket, Chucky, or whatever, so I made a comment. Then it kinda took off from there about getting bigger pics. Then Raptor named big close-ups "BearView" and there ya go.

    Now I'm lucky if I'm in the top 50%, when it comes to big clear close-ups!!!

    I am very glad I encouraged you, because I am proud of how good you are doing in & out of Comps!!!!

  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Very Much, King!!!


    Thank You Very Much For The Kind Words, Terry!!!

    They are surely appreciated!

    My food bowl is right next to the kitty's bowl, by the patio door, so "Smokey" & I can keep an eye on the birds, while we eat !!!  [​IMG]

    I won't quit on purpose.



    Thanks Scott !!

    I have gotten much info from you too!!


    Thanks Rich!

    That just proves some Bears are nicer than some people.

    I think Yogi mentioned this more than once!

  12. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic


    Keep those great posts comming. I need all the help I can get.


  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Don!!


    Thank You Paul!!


    Thank You for the very kind words, John!!!

    It's been a pleasure working with, and kidding around with you!


    Good to see you Buddy!!!

    I think I was the first to defend your Cherry Hill, by reporting that it was not part of Camden!!!  [​IMG]

    How 'bout them Phils?!?!

    Thank You,

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---We've been havin' fun!!!

    Thanks Stevo!!!


    LOL---You've been doin' Great !!!!

  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    X 2 !!!   [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]
  16. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    All I can say is "You Da Man!!!!!"  Congratulations, and thank you for your devotion to SMF and everyone's benefit.  You have helped me in my craft in countless ways.  Like many others, I specifically check just about anything you post because I know it will be accurate, detailed, safe and REALLY good!

    I ESPECIALLY appreciate your guidance and encouragement through my first Buckboard Bacon adventure (and my second).  Your advice gave me the tools and confidence for success.

    To mark the occasion, I secretly enlisted the help of Mrs. Bear in order to assemble a pictoral tribute to SMF's favorite Ursus Americanus. 


    This is the earliest know photograph of our furry friend.  Note the determined look in his eye even back then...


    Another early, candid shot -- and soon to become a familiar position: up a tree without a paddle....


    During his young formative years, Bear was known for his environmental awareness (hence the tree-hugging).  Bear has since flipped a complete 180* on this position, as he has been know to attack trees with a chainsaw in the "name of art."


    Here is our friend in that gangly, awkward pre-teen phase...


    Young adulthood led to the typical youthful mistakes many of us made ourselves, like this photo of Bear skinny-dipping...


    and this embarrasing youthful indiscretion...


    ...and this one (the bottle says Pepsi, but we all know there's more to this story!).


    Rock bottom...


    Thankfully, a little time in the hooscow and some therapy settled him right down...


    Why did Bear cross the road?  Because there was Barbeque on the other side, of course!


    Halloween, 1979.  Clever, huh?


    "When will that dang brisket finish the stall?????!!!!!!!!  I'm trying to be patient!!!!!!"


    Here we see Bear the moment he finally finished his house -- I mean den!  He was so relieved he was moved to tears...


    Luckily, Mrs. Bear snapped this picture at the famous moment: SMF Post #9000!!!!!  Thank the good Lord this achievement was recorded for posterity!!!!


    The normally humble and modest Bear takes a moment to contemplate his many awards...


    ...and accolades....  Telegrams and messages came to the bear den from around the world.


    Now-a-days, Bear can reflect on all of his accomplishments and revel in the fact that -- with the timely help of others -- he turned his life around and created a life of significance and a lasting SMF legacy.  Notice the "other" kind of smoking clebreated in the photo.

    Thanks for all you do, Bear!  Congratulations, again!!!
    smokey mo and meateater like this.
  17. congrats buddy you made a huge difference in my smokin game glad to know you keep it up.
  18. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations ! Huge effort wish I  had a photo of a koala to post . I learnt more about life  from wise old men than I  did in college. Some were trying to teach me ,some didnt know that they were teaching me at the time & I probably didnt know that  I was actually learning at the time. But its about wisdom & experience. You have both long may you reign. And thanks for your help in the short time Ive been on this forum.
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You so much for all of the kind words, James!

    It has truly been a pleasure working with you on you BBBs and other things.

    You have helped me too in a number of things!

    Those are some Great pictures too!

    I saved the one above on here, because that was the exact picture I used when I carved a quick "tree climbing black bear cub" for a Buddy of mine in Potter County, PA.

    I used it mainly to see the paw & leg positions when they climb trees.

    Below is what I mean, and a story to go with it:

    This is the little guy I carved for my friend in Potter County.

    It was one of my first ones, so I don't think it's that great, but the Bears seem to think it looks real.

    It has been attacked at least 4 times now (See below):


    My friend was all excited when he called me to tell me about these pictures.

    He said it was attacked twice previous to this time, but the other 2 times were after dark.

    Here you can see a Black Bear, about 200 pounds, climbing up to attack my carving:


    Here he is chewing on his heels!!!!

    According to Barry, he has been attacked at least one more time since this,

    and has many claw marks across his back, teeth marks on his one shoulder,

    a half inch deep fang hole on his butt, and his feet are all chewed up.

    Good thing I made this one out of Poplar, instead of my usual Pine !!!!


    Thanks again James---I appreciate the kind words, and the pics!!!

  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Very Much Jeff !!


    Thank You Moikel !!

    We are already learning from you too!


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