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Honest question
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »

Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 04:31:59 PM »

because it bips
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 08:37:27 AM »

Because life
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 11:45:48 AM »

because bandit bubbles.
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 12:06:26 PM »

bandit bubbles

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Re: Honest question
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 05:56:55 PM »

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Re: Honest question
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 06:13:11 PM »

Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
He took Alanis Morrisette way too seriously.
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 10:30:01 AM »

because it bips
What's it bips?

The opposite of "it pibs."

Seriously, someone ought to write a history of roadgeekery on the Internet with chapters devoted to Tim Brown, Carl Rogers, Randy Hersh, Bobby Peacock, Bob Chessick and other characters who have populated various forums and sites.
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 11:04:52 AM »

Seriously, someone ought to write a history of roadgeekery on the Internet with chapters devoted to [list of seemingly random names.]

As someone kind of new to this, erm… who?
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 11:06:19 AM »

Don't worry about it.  HB's just showing his age...
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 11:08:49 AM »

While that is certainly true, there are some of us "youngins" who would appreciate knowing a little history. ;-)
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 11:19:23 AM »

You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 11:23:29 AM »

I appreciate the rundown. Thanks! :)
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »

I appreciate the rundown. Thanks! :)

totally bips
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 03:56:45 PM »

You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, races/ethnicities and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).

Good rundown, although you forgot a key observation about Randy, which I added.

And I actually thought about including Lansford in my list, but didn't.

Don't worry about it.  HB's just showing his age...


If I feel it, might as well show it.  :-D
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 04:35:48 PM »

You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

(EDIT:)

Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).

Thank you very much, that was very informational and insightful, and now I know who all of those people are.

But I must ask, who is Chris Bessert, the person who was mentioned in the OP of this thread?

And regarding someone's reply to that OP, who is Alanis Morrisette? (see here V V V )

Why does Chris Bessert find everything ironic?
He took Alanis Morrisette way too seriously.
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 04:44:06 PM »

who is Chris Bessert

Try this.  Then click on the first result.

who is Alanis Morrisette?

mind.... blown....
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 04:45:19 PM »

(This is my favorite, because it bips.)

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Re: Honest question
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 04:57:26 PM »

who is Chris Bessert

Try this.  Then click on the first result.

who is Alanis Morrisette?

mind.... blown....

On the first one, I actually did look it up (and quite a while ago when this thread was first created), but I didn't bother clicking on any of the links because I didn't know if that would give me enough coherent information (because I literally had no idea who the guy was, unless he has an account on here and a username I recognize), but he is presumably a road enthusiast. I guess I wanted an answer from other roadgeeks here in case there was important information I wouldn't have been able to find by clicking on any of those websites on the search results page. I do apologize if I looked a bit incompetent with that.  :ded:

On the second one, I was just way, way, way off. I didn't even look up the name that time (until after I read your post). For some reason, I thought Alanis Morrisette was a male road enthusiast who had something to do with Chris Bessert. Now I obviously know that she is a celebrity (musician, actress, etc.) - yeah...I was way off...  :ded:

Once again, I give my greatest apologies for being incompetent.   :pan:   :banghead:
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 06:30:17 PM »

You could do a search for them on the misc.transport.road (locally called MTR) newsgroup, then.  But I'll save you the trouble:

Tim Brown = bandit957 on the AARoads forum here, has a tendency to say really off-the-wall things.
Carl Rogers = from California, coined the term "viatology" for the "scientific study of roads", would send out full press releases for posting a single photo to his website, was basically a narcissistic and pompous ass.
Randy Hersh = deceased, formerly a New Jersey cab driver, would constantly berate regions, politicians, and persons (including HB) he didn't like.
Bobby Peacock = might be on this forum, but I'm not 100% on that.  From somewhere near the Great Lakes.  His attitude rubbed several people the wrong way on MTR (much like SPUI/NE2 here on AARoads).
Bob Chessick = from Pennsylvania, in the early Internet (and MTR) days he tried to capitalize by charging people to use his roads website.  In terms of Pennsylvania info, Jeff Kitsko (of PA Highways) offered it for free and basically did Bob's website in.

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Something else that might be worth mentioning in any such book would be the EPIC flamewar battles between Scott Kozel (Beltway here on the forum, former VDOT planner) and John Lansford (former NCDOT civil engineer who basically disappeared after Usenet newsgroups fell by the wayside).
How did Randy Hersh die?
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 06:42:11 PM »

There was a thread about Hersh passing on here. Believe he just had a manifesto of health problems including diabetes that contributed to his death.
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 06:44:26 PM »

There was a thread about Hersh passing on here. Believe he just had a manifesto of health problems including diabetes that contributed to his death.
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Re: Honest question
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 06:51:17 PM »

Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 06:52:17 PM »

Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
What is a svartzie?
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »

Randy was actually a good guy. He was pulling everybody's legs with the "svartzie" comments. I conversed with him a few times and he was genuinely concerned with my well being at the time. He was trolling.
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