Where is the Munchkin Man?

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Where is the Munchkin Man?

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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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This thread is now in the Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community forum.
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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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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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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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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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See my posting wishing that the forum could offer some kind of voluntary identity escrow.
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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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Happy trails to you, Munchkin Man, wherever you are.

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...and then Buffy staked Edward. The end.
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I like the munchkin man, and wish him well.
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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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He's back! See: The Munchkin Man Diet
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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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Good to have MM back.
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The Munchkin Man seems to have disappeared again.

The Munchkin Man last logged on exactly 1-1/3 years ago.

I hope all is well with the Munchkin Man!
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Wherever you are MM, don't let the flying monkeys get you.
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The chaz wants the MM to post again!
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chaz wrote:The chaz wants the MM to post again!
The Wizard does also, but fears MM may have passed on...
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Last we heard the Munchkin Man was headed to his class reunion. We would like an update on the Munchkin Man's adventures. :D We miss the Munchkin Man and hope he is well.
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The favorite post thread made me wonder about Muchkin Man. Any signs of him?
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yea, he had a energy and a good heart, but seriously, I never understood what he said probably because I didn't know why.
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He hasn't been on since 8/21/13 - over two years.
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I always enjoyed MM's postings.

Hopefully he is ok and one day will return.
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Based on reading another post, I thought I would bring up this subject again, if not just for good memories. :)
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Has anyone PM'ed the Munchkin Man? It would seem to be more efficient than asking where he is in a place where he obviously isn't :confused.
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Those posts were one of a kind!
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While we're on the subject: where is Chaz?
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Chaz is discussed here: Chaz Watch (last post May 30, 2016)
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Anyone know what happened to Munchkin Man?
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Also where is YDNAL?
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abuss368,
As per the last conversation he is still busy?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=180752&start=50
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ray.james wrote: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:10 pm abuss368,
As per the last conversation he is still busy?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=180752&start=50
Thanks but that was 2016. I think I started that thread.
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[Thread merged into here, see below (next page). --admin LadyGeek]

I've been re-reading some of Munchkin Man's posts. I miss the MM! MM, where are you when we really need you? I can't believe it's been 13 years since his first post on Bogleheads. Entertaining, friendly, unusual, good-spirited. And so refreshing to read comments from someone -- unusual here -- who sounded humble. Best wishes to you, MM, wherever you are!
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Well said.
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Haven't forgotten MM and wonder what he is doing.
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njuser wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:36 am Haven't forgotten MM and wonder what he is doing.
The only thing worse than his writing were his speculative investment ideas. No offense to him, but everyone here is better off.
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Hope he is FIRE.
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Yes, he was an acquired taste, but I really enjoyed Munchkin Man’s posts. I too wonder what happened to him.
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A question about his whereabouts came up a few years ago. I looked up his posts and ended up reading though all of them, beginning to end. Fascinating.
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Bammerman wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:19 am I've been re-reading some of Munchkin Man's posts. I miss the MM! MM, where are you when we really need you? I can't believe it's been 13 years since his first post on Bogleheads. Entertaining, friendly, unusual, good-spirited. And so refreshing to read comments from someone -- unusual here -- who sounded humble. Best wishes to you, MM, wherever you are!
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I've tried to read some of his old posts. It is a challenge to parse his writing style.
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Can someone link to his old posts? Im curious now.
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One of the things that I have found fascinating about this forum and forums in general is that posters will just up and disappear without any warning or explanation of where they went. Sometimes quite prolific posters. One day they are here, the next day they are gone. I sometimes wonder what happened. Did they switch to a new user name - a fresh start so to speak? Did they just get burned out or lose interest? Did they pass away? (this has occurred on another forum I post on and we’ve sadly lost some great posters - and people - over the years).

I can still remember some who posted going all the way back to the old Morningstar Diehards forum. Munchkin Man was certainly memorable.
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Vtsax100 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:06 pm Can someone link to his old posts? Im curious now.
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The Munchkin Man is making me feel old. It has been seven years since the Munchkin Man last posted. It does not feel like it has been seven years. My conclusion is I am getting old.
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Well very interesting. The Munchkin Man really enjoys writing in third person. I will have to catch up on his writings.
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Kenkat wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:07 pm One of the things that I have found fascinating about this forum and forums in general is that posters will just up and disappear without any warning or explanation of where they went. Sometimes quite prolific posters. One day they are here, the next day they are gone. I sometimes wonder what happened. Did they switch to a new user name - a fresh start so to speak? Did they just get burned out or lose interest? Did they pass away? (this has occurred on another forum I post on and we’ve sadly lost some great posters - and people - over the years).

I can still remember some who posted going all the way back to the old Morningstar Diehards forum. Munchkin Man was certainly memorable.
Well, I think a lot of people just die one day and no one on the forum knows them in real life nor do the people who know them in real life know that they post on certain forum(s).

In this particular case, I think Munchkin Man just got tired of writing that way.
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Paul78 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:23 pm The Munchkin Man is making me feel old. It has been seven years since the Munchkin Man last posted. It does not feel like it has been seven years. My conclusion is I am getting old.
Seven years!!?

:shock:
Gulp!

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