Whatever the word is, and Kat may be right, you are totally correct Rick......We often share more than our sense of humor...I'm with you.
Awhile ago I got a message from another of our good friends here, asking me about Gargoyle and I said I envisioned him/her/it as the old crotchety hermit type who lived outside the village and just comes into town occasionally to chew on everyone's ass and then leaves...got his fix. Why do we seem to find it so difficult to ignore? If you took a survey around here, there isn't a one of us who can stand the "Navel Contemplation" type of song and yet.....WE ARE THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF NAVEL CONTEMPLATERS EVER ASSEMBLED IN ONE PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For me to take someone's opinion seriously, I have to have respect for them. They have to be someone important to me, otherwise why bother? I think I've got some understanding of Ol'Gargoyle as I do the sams thing myself. I make some "over the top" crack just to watch the reaction. No reaction is very disappointing!!! I think that everyone has a handle on me around this place and nowadays I don't even bother. Even Joe, who may never understand my sense of humor, knows to take me with a grain of salt. We don't know Gargoyle as well, so we can't figure him out. Hence we indulge in navel inspection and our drawers are all in a bunch over ONE person!!! Like you Rick, I think he's enjoying all this back at his cave in the woods and we'll here from him again when he needs another fix.
I try to teach all my kids the importance of knowing themselves and respecting the advice and opinions of only those who merit respect. With Gargoyle, we might all just ignore it, or laugh at it, but if you gotta' respond suggest he "have a coke and a smile and shut the fuck up."
So whaddaya' think about having the lifesize possum tattooed on my Willie?......then I'll refer to it as Pogo.