Where is the Munchkin Man?

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Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby frugalhen » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:17 pm

At first I found it hard to believe someone could actually speak of themselves in the third person, but like someone passing a traffic accident, I was drawn in to some of his posts.

Now, I have to admit I wonder whatever happened to the munchkin man? Is he out there? Is he ok? Heres hoping all is well with the munchkin man!

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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby LadyGeek » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:59 pm

This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby slow n steady » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:18 am

Slow n Steady always enjoyed reading his posts as well. Slow n Steady had to click on a thread when he was the OP.

Penny Stocks, coke cans from the vending machine, and large jugs of bleach. Those are the things that stick out when Slow n Steady thinks about the Munchkin Man. Ohh, and driving slowly. :happy
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby beardsworth » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:20 am

Earlier this year there was a thread asking people to name inactive forum participants they missed. Munchkin Man was mentioned along with others. I wrote him a private message, drawing his attention to it and expressing the hope that he'd return. That PM is still sitting in my Bogleheads messages "outbox," never claimed. I hope he's OK.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby FamilyMan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:33 am

I think he just got tired of writing that way. His long, third person replies probably took him an hour to write each in such detail.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby The Wizard » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:11 am

I was a fan also and we PM'd a few times, about his fave Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, for instance.
But I gathered he was roughly my age (62 and counting) plus he had some sort of disability that he had to fight Social Security to acknowledge and start sending him monthly checks.
Bottom line is that I feel MM has probably departed this world. I would like to be proven wrong, but this is one of the crummy things about internet anonymity...
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby nisiprius » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:42 am

See my posting wishing that the forum could offer some kind of voluntary identity escrow.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby NAVigator » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:01 am

nisiprius wrote:See my posting wishing that the forum could offer some kind of voluntary identity escrow.

The problem with that idea is that any normal person responding would refer to him in the third person and people would think was back.

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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby Quasimodo » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:12 pm

Happy trails to you, Munchkin Man, wherever you are.

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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby stratton » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:21 pm

...and then Buffy staked Edward. The end.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby chaz » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:30 pm

I like the munchkin man, and wish him well.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby 555 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:56 am

NAVigator wrote:
nisiprius wrote:See my posting wishing that the forum could offer some kind of voluntary identity escrow.

The problem with that idea is that any normal person responding would refer to him in the third person and people would think he was back.

I am Munchkin Man. Oh wait, that's logically inconsistent.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby LadyGeek » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:40 pm

He's back! See: The Munchkin Man Diet
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby tc101 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:44 pm

At first I found it hard to believe someone could actually speak of themselves in the third person


Read Armies of the Night. Norman Mailer got the pulitzer prize for speaking of himself in the third person in that. He did do it better than the Mmunchkin Man.
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Re: Where is the Munchkin Man?

Postby chaz » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:49 pm

Good to have MM back.
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