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What happened to JudgementDay

Posted on: September 22, 2008 12:49 am
I am writing this blog because I witnessed firsthand JudgementDay’s (hereon referred to as JD) self destruction.  I didn’t know him that well, just well enough to know he was a well respected poster.

I logged on late Friday night and noticed JD had posted a thread titled “Help me get banned”.  This aroused my curiosity so I decided to check it out.  JD wrote that he was trying to get himself banned but CBS wouldn’t cooperate so he posted this thread asking other posters to warn him so he could get banned.  He filled every post with profanity and insults to the other posters on the thread so it was obvious he was serious about it.  I turned to page 2 of the thread and found all his posts had been deleted.  I then went to check his profile and it was gone.

I have heard other posters classify JD as crazy or nuts but it was obvious he held their respect.  I would classify him as cultured and borderline eccentric.  JD was intelligent and educated.  Some of his posts would challenge your intelligence.

One can only wonder why JD chose to sever ties with this board.  I noticed that earlier in the week he suggested he would be leaving us for a while.  The real irony is not the tragic way that JD went out, but that he was sporting his John Belushi avatar when he did.  Fare Thee Well JD!
Category: NFL
Tags: JudgementDay

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2008 9:22 am

What happened to JudgementDay

Hey JurisDoctor, good to have you on the boards.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2008 1:42 am

What happened to JudgementDay

Thank you for stopping by Ammirr, "Juris Doctor", and Da Fan.

"What happened to JudgementDay" was intended as a rhetorical question and a informational blog.  Your profound comments have me at a loss since I'm heavily left brained with little exposure to philosophy.  The "work hard and play harder" philosophy has always done well for me.

Welcome to CBS Juris Doctor!

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2008 9:44 pm

What happened to JudgementDay

-I am just getting ready for work here, but I'll be back after the races...

-I think that we instinctively seek structure and security, and that the realzation that such things are illusory can leed to what Sartre referred to as "the vertigo of freedom".  Seems we need (and certainly crave) at least some kind of frame of reference...  That sense of isolation can be a good thing-  we are, after all, in the same boat.  The attempts to bridge this gap, while only perhaps bringing only fleeting successes, inspire love, compassion, and in the most elloquent cases, art.  It is perhaps ironic that while a sense of meaninglessness can accompany the rejection of what we are handed as "meaningful", meaning can be found, ultimately, in our own ongoing search...

-What happened to JudgementDay?  I think the above poster might have an idea...

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 8:55 pm

What happened to JudgementDay

Death, the inevitable.

Freedom, in an existential sense, refers to the absence of an extrinsic structure. The concept is that humans do not enter a world which is inherently structured. Each of us must create a personal, subjective structure.

Isolation stems from the fact that no matter how close we may become to another person, a gap always remains, and therefore, we are still ultimately alone.

Meaninglessness stems from the first three. If we must die, if we construct our own world, and if each of us is ultimately alone, then what meaning does life have, if any?

If none of the above, what then?

Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2008 9:20 pm

What happened to JudgementDay

Sometimes one has to re-invent themselves; no !?!

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