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Post by Finney on Tue May 27, 2008 6:25 pm

This is the place to say... HI!!! when you first join! Very Happy
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Post by plainguym on Tue May 27, 2008 9:01 pm

Ok, well HI!!!!
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Post by Patricide on Tue May 27, 2008 9:46 pm

Hello!
My name is Shane, and I’m a crazy college student that has wild parties!

My name is influenced solely by the various video games and shows that involve father/son conflicts that I grew up with; my dad is OK. : )

Glad to be here!
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Post by 1strandom on Wed May 28, 2008 1:17 pm

hi.. im 1strandom


and im hungry Sad
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Post by Enchy on Wed May 28, 2008 3:05 pm

Hello all, I am Enchy, lord of the forums. Literally, I'm the admin.

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Post by ; on Wed May 28, 2008 9:01 pm

Wut ^ !
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Okay enough with the smileys.
One more! afro k im done.
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Post by NearFar Jack on Thu May 29, 2008 5:19 am

Enchy wrote:Hello all, I am Enchy, lord of the forums. Literally, I'm the admin.

Yes, Enchy is a mighty admin. He is also, like 4 feet tall. Nevertheless, FEAR HIM!!!! Mad

Just kidding. Enchy is a great man, hand picked by NearFar. He will serve you all well. Smile
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Post by Enchy on Thu May 29, 2008 10:29 am

Correction, I am 5'6" tall.

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Post by plainguym on Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:06 pm

Hi Shane!!
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Post by Desolation63 on Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:51 am

Hi,my name's desolation63.Just a thing I made up with friends. Cool

Life evolves around,work,video games,any women around the house;such as my fiancee or sister.

Enjoy your stay plpz! Laughing
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Post by Finney on Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:57 am

I've got 14 Sisters. Sad
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Post by plainguym on Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:11 am

I feel for you I have two sisters and a bug
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Post by Shree on Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:31 am

Hi thar :3
I don't usualy sign up for many boards but how could I resist.
call me Shree~

I'm a geek >]
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Post by Space Dude on Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:30 pm

Hey I'm Andrew, I love the marvels of the Outer Space that we live in. Heh, it would be cool to even have a Skippyshorts show in space. Very Happy

I'm a Jock/Geek and I've aged sweet 16 years so far. I am moving to Arizona with my mom's side of the family, but my Dad is staying in southern California for now. They have divorced and remarried if your curious, and I see my mom more then my dad because of school.
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Post by Shree on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:18 pm

Space Dude wrote:Hey I'm Andrew, I love the marvels of the Outer Space that we live in. Heh, it would be cool to even have a Skippyshorts show in space. Very Happy

I'm a Jock/Geek and I've aged sweet 16 years so far. I am moving to Arizona with my mom's side of the family, but my Dad is staying in southern California for now. They have divorced and remarried if your curious, and I see my mom more then my dad because of school.

alright! another part time Californian. <3 win bro.
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Post by lillypadyea. on Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:45 pm

Finney wrote:I've got 14 Sisters. Sad


Wholey shnikies. What are their names?
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Post by NearFar Jack on Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:58 pm

lillypadyea. wrote:
Finney wrote:I've got 14 Sisters. Sad


Wholey shnikies. What are their names?

I met them once... If I recall their names call rhymed with "Finney".
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Post by Fuzzyandtoast on Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:07 am

i am toast i have blonde hair i work in mad science lab
i am fuzzy i used to be a dog until toast dumped acid on me now im a fuzzy green thing
i am wuzzy, fuzzys twin who just moved in and was recently turned into a fuzzy blue thing
i am Ricardo, i live next to the lab and help out by buying things
i'm Jipi i an a hired lab assistant who likes playing hand grenade catch
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Post by Rolfje on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:46 am

I am Luuk, an 14 years old kid from the Netherlands.
My english is bad, but I want to talk with Skippy and Finney!
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Post by Cerberuswaltz on Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:59 am

Herro... it's nice to join the forum here ^_^

I'm Cerberuswaltz, though I prefer De Vil, please...

Erm. I dunno? Yeah. Hi...
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Post by 5_abi-rocs on Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:29 pm

Hiya guys I am 5_abi-rocs and I am one of skippy's first listeners/watchers... or whatever you want to call it. I have a question, is Enchy skippy? STOOPID!!
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Post by NearFar Jack on Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:22 am

ENCHY!? SKIPPY?! Oh... ho ho HO, no. Surprised

Enchy is one of NearFars greatest allies. He was called to be forum admin, due to his forumtacular expertise! Wink
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Post by PuppetsRuletheWorld on Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:01 am

HI!!! its Puppetsruletheworld. The name just came to me after watching skippyshorts for so long, idk why. I am glued to my computer at all times and love skippy. i program video games and watch skippy in my spare time.
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Post by keymasta96 on Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:10 pm

hi i am a newbie yay newbie and how the heck do you have 14 sisters?! Hopefully thats not offending o.0
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Post by PuppetsRuletheWorld on Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:37 pm

keymasta96 wrote:hi i am a newbie yay newbie and how the heck do you
have 14 sisters?! Hopefully thats not offending o.0
He's a puppet....anything is possible....
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:53 pm

I like Roseate Spoonbills. I also like other birds such as the Luzon Bleeding Heart... the Brewer's Blackbird... Any crane...

I like to listen to Elliott Smith, Loreena Mckinnett, Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, other indie stuff...

I like this roflecopter - :l

I like this image -


I like to throw knives...

I like to eat Hot Cheeto FRIES.

I like Skippy shorts. I like telling others what I like with the hop that I might find a correspondence.


I like, I like, I just LIKE.
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:54 pm

Shree wrote:Hi thar :3
I don't usualy sign up for many boards but how could I resist.
call me Shree~

I'm a geek >]

What kind?
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Post by VideoGameNerd777 on Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:55 pm

I am VideoGameNerd777, Youtube Poop maker, and a SkippyShorts fan.
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Post by Beau Skunk on Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:00 pm

Hi, I'm Beau. (Pronounced like "bo.") I like old classic Nintendo games, drawing, among many other things. Found this place via Youtube.
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Post by batsgirl on Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:01 pm

Hi everyone. I'm Mary, I'm 26, and I'm in the UK.

I also never know how far to go with these online introductions. I mean, I've been dossing about on the net since school, you'd think I would have got used to it by now.
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Post by 5_abi-rocs on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:29 pm

I have that same problem, my posts can be long but I can control it.
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:00 pm

Roseate Spoonbill wrote:I like Skippy shorts. I like telling others what I like with the hop that I might find a correspondence.

I meant to say hope. I'm stpd.
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Post by PuppetsRuletheWorld on Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:06 pm

Lol. if you want to find a correspondence goto an online dating site or something but i dont think that the skippyshorts message board is about finding a correspondence.
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:14 pm

Puppetsruletheworld corrects me in almost every forum, it's kind of funny.

Anyway, now we are rabbit-trailing. Remember the name of the forum is Introduce Yourself!.
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Post by PuppetsRuletheWorld on Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:17 pm

cheers ya im cool like that.
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Post by mormagon on Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:35 pm

I am mormagon, no offense to all you mormans out there. My name comes from an inside joke me and my friend have but it is pretty complicated so I'll leave it at that. But other than that I am just like all you other skippy fans out there.

Rock on Skipster...rock on.
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Post by Tonyhoward97 on Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Hi my name is Tonyhoward97
I love kittys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:20 pm

mormagon wrote:My name comes from an inside joke me and my friend have but it is pretty complicated so I'll leave it at that.

No. Tell us the story.
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:20 pm

*please.
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Post by -Toast- on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:48 pm

Fuzzyandtoast wrote:i am toast i have blonde hair i work in mad science lab
i am fuzzy i used to be a dog until toast dumped acid on me now im a fuzzy green thing
i am wuzzy, fuzzys twin who just moved in and was recently turned into a fuzzy blue thing
i am Ricardo, i live next to the lab and help out by buying things
i'm Jipi i an a hired lab assistant who likes playing hand grenade catch

I too go by the name of "Toast"
i build puppets, and stuff

nuf sed cyclops
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Post by PhilyEc on Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:18 pm

Hello..~ Cool My name is Phil

Im big into the muppets, and grew up loving the muppets tonight (the weird lobster dude really confused me though Shocked , he always wore a suit..)

Anyways! I'm pretty happy to be here and can't wait for some more Skippyshorts videos.
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Post by EmilyLuera on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:14 pm

Uhm... Well, my log-in name is my real name. I was kind of uncreative in the names department but as for drawing, painting and composing, I'm pretty chill in those areas. Yes, "chill". Yes, I am Californian. No, I'm not a beach bum... well, kind of. But that's aside the point! I love skippy shorts, as do most of you, and I think Finney is awesomesauce. 'nuff said.
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Post by mormagon on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:19 pm

Roseate Spoonbill wrote:*please.
Well it all started back in 1964 when Alfred Reese and all of his morman buddies went off on a wild monkey hunting excursion Smith circulated a written revelation that Independence, Missouri was to be the center place for the city of Zion.[15]
Though many of Smith's followers attempted to colonize Missouri
throughout the 1830s and Smith himself moved there in 1838, the church
faced political and military opposition from other Missouri settlers.
After a series of raids on Mormon settlements, the church formed its
own militia to defend its members and the Mormon War of 1838 ensued, culminating in the religion being expelled from the state under an Extermination Order signed by the governor of Missouri.
The church then established its new headquarters in Nauvoo, Illinois, a city they built on drained swampland by the Mississippi River, where Smith served as mayor. There, the church built a new temple, and thrived until Smith and his brother Hyrum, who was serving as assistant president and patriarch of the church, were killed by a mob in 1844.
After the murder of the Smiths, a succession crisis
ensued whereby a number of church leaders campaigned to lead the
church. The majority of adherents voted to accept the succession claims
presented by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, led by Brigham Young.
Their claim was based on a March 1844 meeting wherein Joseph committed
the "keys of the kingdom" on the twelve apostles with Young as their leader.

[edit] Western migration


After continued difficulties and persecution in Illinois, Young left Nauvoo in 1846 and led his followers to the Great Salt Lake Valley (then part of Mexico but by 1848 part of the United States). The group branched out in an effort to pioneer a large state to be called Deseret, eventually establishing colonies from Canada to present-day Mexico.
In 1850, the U.S. Congress dismissed the State of Deseret plan and
instead established a much smaller territory around the Great Salt Lake
named the Territory of Utah.
Young incorporated The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a
legal entity under the laws of the territory. He initially governed his
followers as a theocratic leader serving in both political and religious positions. He openly encouraged the practice of plural marriage. When this practice became known in Washington, D.C., the United States sent federal troops there in 1857, causing a confrontation known as the Utah War
which lasted from May 1857 until July 1858. In the end, negotiations
between the United States and the Latter-day Saint hierarchy resulted
in a full pardon for the Mormons, the transfer of Utah's governorship
from church President Brigham Young to non-Mormon Alfred Cumming, and the peaceful entrance of the army into Utah. Young still wielded significant political power as President of the Church.
Young was followed by other powerful members, who defiantly followed
the dictates of their faith in the face of U.S. efforts to outlaw
Mormon polygamous marriages. As the political power of the U.S. moved
west, the political and legal wrangling over the polygamy issue
escalated. Finally, after the church lost its case on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1890, church president Wilford Woodruff (successor to John Taylor) issued a Manifesto that officially suspended the practice.[16] Relations with the United States markedly improved after 1890, and especially after 1904, when church president Joseph F. Smith disavowed polygamy before the United States Congress and issued a "Second Manifesto"
calling for all illegal marriages in the church to cease. Although both
these statements were issued it has been estimated that 150 polygamous
marriages had been done by the church per year from 1890 to 1904, many
of which were performed in Mexico to alleviate the legal issues
associated with conducting polygamous marriages in the United States.[17] Eventually, the church adopted a policy of excommunicating its members found practicing polygamy, and today seeks to actively distance itself from “fundamentalist” groups still practicing polygamy.[18]

[edit] 20th century


During the twentieth century, the church grew substantially. In the year 2000, the church reported 60,784 missionaries[19], and global church membership stood at 11,068,861[19] As of 2007, membership had reached 13,193,999[20].
The church has played, at times, a prominent role in political matters, including opposition to MX Peacekeeper missile bases in Utah and Nevada,[21] opposing the Equal Rights Amendment,[22] opposing legalized gambling,[23] support of bans on same-sex marriage,[24] and opposition to legalized physician-assisted death.[25] Apart from issues that it considers to be ones of morality, however, the church maintains a position of political neutrality.[26]

[edit] Beliefs and practices


Main article: Beliefs and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

See also: Mormonism and Christianity
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have some beliefs in common with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions, though some significant differences exist. The church's core beliefs, circa 1842, are discussed in Articles of Faith (Latter Day Saints), and delineate the "first principles and ordinances of the gospel" as faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion for the remission of sin, and the gift of the Holy Ghost.[27] Perhaps the most distinct difference between the LDS church and other faiths is the belief that its founder Joseph Smith was a prophet who received a visitation from God (known as the First Vision), and was directed to produce the Book of Mormon, an additional volume of scripture to complement the Bible. A summary of the church's major distinctive beliefs and practices are discussed below.
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Post by mormagon on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:21 pm

I am sorry but that was soooo necessarry
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Post by Roseate Spoonbill on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:29 pm

I wasn't talking about Mormanism, I was talking about the joke behind your name, Mormagon. you're just being silly.
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Post by Fuzzyandtoast on Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:46 pm

mormagon wrote:
Roseate Spoonbill wrote:*please.
Well it all started back in 1964 when Alfred Reese and all of his morman buddies went off on a wild monkey hunting excursion Smith circulated a written revelation that Independence, Missouri was to be the center place for the city of Zion.[15]
Though many of Smith's followers attempted to colonize Missouri
throughout the 1830s and Smith himself moved there in 1838, the church
faced political and military opposition from other Missouri settlers.
After a series of raids on Mormon settlements, the church formed its
own militia to defend its members and the Mormon War of 1838 ensued, culminating in the religion being expelled from the state under an Extermination Order signed by the governor of Missouri.
The church then established its new headquarters in Nauvoo, Illinois, a city they built on drained swampland by the Mississippi River, where Smith served as mayor. There, the church built a new temple, and thrived until Smith and his brother Hyrum, who was serving as assistant president and patriarch of the church, were killed by a mob in 1844.
After the murder of the Smiths, a succession crisis
ensued whereby a number of church leaders campaigned to lead the
church. The majority of adherents voted to accept the succession claims
presented by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, led by Brigham Young.
Their claim was based on a March 1844 meeting wherein Joseph committed
the "keys of the kingdom" on the twelve apostles with Young as their leader.

[edit] Western migration


After continued difficulties and persecution in Illinois, Young left Nauvoo in 1846 and led his followers to the Great Salt Lake Valley (then part of Mexico but by 1848 part of the United States). The group branched out in an effort to pioneer a large state to be called Deseret, eventually establishing colonies from Canada to present-day Mexico.
In 1850, the U.S. Congress dismissed the State of Deseret plan and
instead established a much smaller territory around the Great Salt Lake
named the Territory of Utah.
Young incorporated The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a
legal entity under the laws of the territory. He initially governed his
followers as a theocratic leader serving in both political and religious positions. He openly encouraged the practice of plural marriage. When this practice became known in Washington, D.C., the United States sent federal troops there in 1857, causing a confrontation known as the Utah War
which lasted from May 1857 until July 1858. In the end, negotiations
between the United States and the Latter-day Saint hierarchy resulted
in a full pardon for the Mormons, the transfer of Utah's governorship
from church President Brigham Young to non-Mormon Alfred Cumming, and the peaceful entrance of the army into Utah. Young still wielded significant political power as President of the Church.
Young was followed by other powerful members, who defiantly followed
the dictates of their faith in the face of U.S. efforts to outlaw
Mormon polygamous marriages. As the political power of the U.S. moved
west, the political and legal wrangling over the polygamy issue
escalated. Finally, after the church lost its case on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1890, church president Wilford Woodruff (successor to John Taylor) issued a Manifesto that officially suspended the practice.[16] Relations with the United States markedly improved after 1890, and especially after 1904, when church president Joseph F. Smith disavowed polygamy before the United States Congress and issued a "Second Manifesto"
calling for all illegal marriages in the church to cease. Although both
these statements were issued it has been estimated that 150 polygamous
marriages had been done by the church per year from 1890 to 1904, many
of which were performed in Mexico to alleviate the legal issues
associated with conducting polygamous marriages in the United States.[17] Eventually, the church adopted a policy of excommunicating its members found practicing polygamy, and today seeks to actively distance itself from “fundamentalist” groups still practicing polygamy.[18]

[edit] 20th century


During the twentieth century, the church grew substantially. In the year 2000, the church reported 60,784 missionaries[19], and global church membership stood at 11,068,861[19] As of 2007, membership had reached 13,193,999[20].
The church has played, at times, a prominent role in political matters, including opposition to MX Peacekeeper missile bases in Utah and Nevada,[21] opposing the Equal Rights Amendment,[22] opposing legalized gambling,[23] support of bans on same-sex marriage,[24] and opposition to legalized physician-assisted death.[25] Apart from issues that it considers to be ones of morality, however, the church maintains a position of political neutrality.[26]

[edit] Beliefs and practices


Main article: Beliefs and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

See also: Mormonism and Christianity
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have some beliefs in common with Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions, though some significant differences exist. The church's core beliefs, circa 1842, are discussed in Articles of Faith (Latter Day Saints), and delineate the "first principles and ordinances of the gospel" as faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion for the remission of sin, and the gift of the Holy Ghost.[27] Perhaps the most distinct difference between the LDS church and other faiths is the belief that its founder Joseph Smith was a prophet who received a visitation from God (known as the First Vision), and was directed to produce the Book of Mormon, an additional volume of scripture to complement the Bible. A summary of the church's major distinctive beliefs and practices are discussed below.
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