Musings on the byways of popular culture
17/02/2015 by VincePacket 165 Comments
Time to say hello again.
17/02/2015 at 10:17
There is no place like home – it’s good to be back 🙂
17/02/2015 at 10:25
Hello hello! Thanks for your patience everyone x
17/02/2015 at 10:35
thanks for all the hard work.
17/02/2015 at 11:10
Yes , Bargepole echoes the sentiments above – it’s been worth waiting for, great new site, congratulations and thanks for all the time and effort that has been put in.
17/02/2015 at 11:21
Getting this site back up and running must have required a huge amount of work – a big thank you to all involved.
17/02/2015 at 11:25
Like, wow. Look at that here funky new “flat” design. 🙂
I don’t envy the work that has been put in since the attack that killed the previous incarnation. Gratitude to those who’ve put that work in.
Thanks for all your hard work, everyone. Very, very nice to be back.
17/02/2015 at 11:39
Nice to be back. I don’t do Facebook, so this is a welcome return.
17/02/2015 at 11:41
Well done & thank you!
17/02/2015 at 11:43
Excellent work, thanks to everyone who’s helped make it happen.
17/02/2015 at 12:26
Mmmmm. That’s better.
The new site is looking good.
17/02/2015 at 12:29
Am I in now? Thank you to the lovely Hannah for sorting out my registration difficulties. Right, let’s get a thread started.
17/02/2015 at 13:24
Thanks to @hannah from me too. For a while I appeared to have 3 different logins – none of which worked.
17/02/2015 at 14:45
Still cannot create posts. @leedsboy, @tim_admin2-2, @hannah, @dr-volume
Vulpes Vulpes says
17/02/2015 at 12:32
Wow look, new style! Wow look, new features! Wow! Look! Neat! Hey, get over here guys, we’re off and running! Wow! Look at that! Tags! Search! Most commented! Someone tell Burt! Wow, look what I found!
*has to go to the bathroom*
17/02/2015 at 12:34
17/02/2015 at 12:38
Thanks to all the IT people who have pulled this back together.
If I can get an avatar and create my own posts, it will be just like it used to be.
17/02/2015 at 12:46
Well done and thanks for all the hard work getting the site back up . Ye were sorely missed !
Harry Tufnell says
17/02/2015 at 13:02
Great to be back, for anyone who was on the Facebook site my user name on there was Neil Dyson – just in case you were confused….
Moose the Mooche says
17/02/2015 at 17:49
I was confused.
Not about your name, just generally.
17/02/2015 at 13:30
I think I just sat on some wet paint…
New layout is looking good, nuff respect to everyone involved in building it.
So did I…
Oh no that’s not wet paint…
17/02/2015 at 13:33
Another thank you to everyone who has been working so hard to get this up and running.
It was wonderful, after weeks of seeing the test card, to finally see the Phoenix rising at the end of last week.
17/02/2015 at 13:40
“Clicks Ruby Slippers together…….. ” There’s no place like home. Wonderful to see so many familiar names already.
Hot Cider says
17/02/2015 at 14:08
Well done everyone.
17/02/2015 at 14:17
Yup big thanks for putting this back into the world. And now it’s like everyone is wearing their clothes again. Unlike that facebook place.
17/02/2015 at 14:19
Great to see that Youtube video is being handled in HTML5 and not in Flash. Pages with many videos should no longer bring the browser to a halt.
17/02/2015 at 14:25
Great to have the site back! Well done to all involved.
17/02/2015 at 14:29
Another thank you to everyone who has been involved in getting this up & running! It looks fantastic & feels great to be back!*
Huge thanks to Mr Farrow for keeping us all sane over on that Facebook too.
*work will see my productivity plummet a little i think!
17/02/2015 at 14:31
I love you all
Great! Now I can get Zuckerberg’s goonbots outta my bodybag.
17/02/2015 at 14:34
Hello all, it’s me…..
Great to be back and greetings from the other side of the world.
17/02/2015 at 14:49
@vulpes-vulpes I have issued a Burt Alert 🙂
hubert rawlinson says
17/02/2015 at 15:26
Hello, well done to all concerned, a splendid job well done.
17/02/2015 at 15:37
Hello chums. Lovely to see this back
17/02/2015 at 15:38
Shiny, thank you!
17/02/2015 at 15:42
It just can’t be said enough, a huge thanks to everyone who must have been working extremely hard to get this back up and running. I’ve designed a couple of small websites in my time for local clubs etc. and this is HUGE compared to those so I shudder to think what’s been involved.
17/02/2015 at 16:23
Looking rather awesome, nice one adminsquadron!
Peanuts Molloy says
17/02/2015 at 16:26
Hello. It’s lovely to see the Afterword return. I have been a regular reader and very occasional contributer for a long time and always enjoy browsing the site. I look forward to more of the same in the future . . . .
Neil Staughton says
17/02/2015 at 16:35
Glasses Raised all round – thanks to everyone who chipped in to get this place up and running, its looking fabulous.
(and i finally ditched that stupid OrangePeel nickname)
Blue Boy says
17/02/2015 at 16:47
Hellooo! Warm embraces all round and drinks for everyone.
And many many thanks to the gang who have been working so hard on this – Brilliant stuff.
Now then, about Bob’s new album…..
17/02/2015 at 16:54
I have something in my eye. How wonderful to be back in our home. Sanctuary at last. Well done to all those tireless volunteers. Now, where’s that Tedeschi Trucks Band video?
el hombre malo says
17/02/2015 at 16:58
it is great to be back!
(Alice Cooper – Hello! Hooray!)
Freddy Steady says
17/02/2015 at 17:01
Switzerlands finest Stickmeister says Hi und well done to you clever Techy Types.
17/02/2015 at 17:02
As well as the well deserved thanks to the admin team, I would like to add a special commendation for John Farrow aka katesfatdad for setting up the lifeboat on Facebook. Tireless but not thankless … John – Thank you!
17/02/2015 at 17:08
Testing. Testing. Can you hear me mother?
17/02/2015 at 17:09
I saw the lights on, so thought I’d pop in. Lovely to see the old place so comprehensively refurbished after so much hard work by our amazing landlords. “You’ve all done very well” Now what’s everybody having?
Oh, I used to be Gavin Adam but I’ve had one of those orations and had to change my name!
17/02/2015 at 17:10
Damn predictive text! Should have read ‘operation’.
Happy Harry says
17/02/2015 at 17:29
Well it’s good to be back and thanks to what is clearly my own idiocy my profile pic is of an upside down naked man. Strangely appropriate some may say.
17/02/2015 at 18:11
Hello folks – it’s good to have the old local back. It’s the only one left where I know there’s always a pint waiting and good company to chew the cud with.
Thanks for the revamp I never did like that velvet floss wallpaper. Glad you kept the pool table in the public bar and the juke box still has the same old 45’s. I’m looking forward to the free jukebox and pool table on Friday nights and the roast spuds and cheesey snacks on a Sunday lunchtime.
Now what are you all having?
17/02/2015 at 18:18
Can I be the first to mention ‘shawm’ on the new site?
Steve Walsh says
19/02/2015 at 13:34
No, I’m sorry, there isn’t time.
17/02/2015 at 18:22
Does the edit post function work? Tried it on my only other post, and it wouldn’t allow me to edit….
I’ll try it again now
17/02/2015 at 18:28
Wonderful to have you back. Thanks for all your hard work.
17/02/2015 at 18:46
This is rubbish. I’m outa here, I got LOTS of better things to do rather than waste my time with you losers. Idiots, all and sundry.
17/02/2015 at 18:47
Erm, can I claim the first flounce in our new home? Yeah?
17/02/2015 at 19:36
F*** Off, Geacher!
18/02/2015 at 00:01
18/02/2015 at 00:02
Awwww Chappo! it didn’t work.
18/02/2015 at 21:52
What the Hell, bad eggs don’t smell, Mooche
18/02/2015 at 22:16
My god that is a tune. I’m just putting it here so that folks can enjoy it. One of the great man’s most brilliantly deranged (studio) performances.
18/02/2015 at 22:17
Crap! It didn’t work.
18/02/2015 at 22:18
Oh that did! Albeit a bit squished. Hung up Sideways as it were.
Kid Dynamite says
17/02/2015 at 19:14
Great to be back! Thanks to everyone involved in this rebuild and also to KFD for the lifeboat.
17/02/2015 at 19:23
As the old saying goes, “At last … something to read!” Thanks to all those who’ve put this back together. My train commute won’t be so forlorn any more.
Uncle Wheaty says
17/02/2015 at 19:28
I am in. Marvellous.
World Cup Cricket Thread anyone?
17/02/2015 at 19:31
Only if the admins promise to block Junior Wells’ signup until after it’s finished
17/02/2015 at 19:33
Nothing new to add, it just feels so good to be home. Many thanks to all who put the hours in building our new den. Excellent job.
17/02/2015 at 19:34
Excellent work everyone. Grateful thanks from all the massive.
17/02/2015 at 19:41
Hi Honey, I’m home. Right, that’s it – I’m flouncing.
17/02/2015 at 19:48
Oh okay, I’ll stay then….. By the way, this has made my day. Fabulous to be back and a HUMUNGOUS thankyou to everyone involved in getting us all back where we belong. Mwaahh!!!
MC Escher says
17/02/2015 at 19:47
Hello. Missed you all.
New place – same old shit username (I know, I know but… because laziness )
Bono is an arse!
I’M BACK BABY!!!!!
Martin Hairnet says
17/02/2015 at 19:53
Many thanks to all those who have been working behind the scenes to help bring this great site back to life. Lovely to be back.
17/02/2015 at 19:56
Bloody brilliant to be back
Thanks to everyone for all their hard work – it’s like Flight of the Phoenix!
I’d like to apologise to my work, I’m afraid I may be running over my hour for lunch from now on
Fiction Romantic says
17/02/2015 at 20:07
I’ve missed you guys. Thanks to the admins for getting us back up and running.
Rigid Digit says
17/02/2015 at 20:11
Can I do the same gag as I did last time?
Is this the right room for an argument?
GCU Grey Area says
18/02/2015 at 16:38
We’ve told you once…
17/02/2015 at 20:40
But does everybody have to post pictures of their granddads, like they did on FB? Wonderfully moving, and all, but, hey, lets get young again……….
el toro says
18/02/2015 at 08:31
As requested by Retro I have abandoned my granddad and changed my profile picture to one of the young toro, when I was a mere ten year old calf…………moo!
Larry Bee says
17/02/2015 at 20:45
Thanks all. It’s ace!!
The Actual North says
17/02/2015 at 21:10
Stewart Lee – Funny my Arse!
Lando Cakes says
How lovely to see you all again!
17/02/2015 at 21:15
17/02/2015 at 21:24
Nice to be back
17/02/2015 at 21:29
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of those with skills and dedication to get The Afterword back up and running! It feels like a lifetime since the site went down.
(Where do I pay?)
17/02/2015 at 22:16
Welcome back Tigger. Missed you over in the temporary club house.
17/02/2015 at 23:18
You were greatly missed.
17/02/2015 at 21:37
Cobweb Steve says
17/02/2015 at 21:44
I missed this place much more than I thought I would – I kept returning to the dead page like a faithful mutt to the site of its owner’s demise.
Thank you for all the time & effort you’ve taken to get the old place up & running – very swish too! X
18/02/2015 at 18:16
Duncan Disorderly says
17/02/2015 at 21:48
I’m back, baby!
Erm, sorry about the informality.
17/02/2015 at 21:51
Thank you to KFD for the temporary home away from home, but it’s nice to be back in the ol’ place, nicely replenished with some new wallpaper & a lick o’ paint, & see some of the old faces that have been sorely missed.
17/02/2015 at 21:52
*taps mike* Is this on? One Two. One Two. My mother-in-law…
17/02/2015 at 22:00
I’m home, Mother!
17/02/2015 at 22:08
Good to be back here and to see many familiar names (Hello @tiggerlion!)
Look forward to seeing what can be done on this new site and to practising HTML again.
bang em in bingham says
17/02/2015 at 22:09
Great to be back…something to do over breakfast (and lunch and dinner) again!
17/02/2015 at 22:11
Hello sal! Are you still sketching?
17/02/2015 at 22:22
Hi Tig! Not at the moment – but I got given some nice art material for Christmas with the warning that I should find a use for it.
This year’s resolution is a bit easier (for me) – every two weeks I ask the good folk of the Afterword to nominate items of cultural interest (music. film, art, etc) beginning with a consecutive letter of the alphabet – 26 letters in 52 weeks. So far A-D has been covered. For those non-Facebookers, I might do a quick summary of items posted. E should be coming up on 26 February.
18/02/2015 at 22:44
I think you should still indulge your hard won sketching skill, sal.
Is anyone else having trouble replying to a post mid-thread? It’s taking me several attempts, which is why I haven’t been able to personally thank Vince Packet and Ivylander above. I’ve missed you guys too!
17/02/2015 at 22:53
Bamber here! Delighted to be back.
The Pelvis says
17/02/2015 at 22:59
Hi all. It’s great to be back.
17/02/2015 at 23:56
Well hello again, lovely people of The Afterword!
You won’t believe how many books I’ve had time to read while you were gone…
(Don’t worry, I’m not going to put them all in the next “Blogger Takeover”!)
Job well done Admins!
18/02/2015 at 00:03
18/02/2015 at 07:11
Hi Locust. Did you do anything creative too?
18/02/2015 at 22:22
I did…a silly “space flower” sculpture, crocheting and woodwork.
Not being able to preview the posts I hesitate to post a photo…I hope it doesn’t turn out huge!
OK, let’s try this:
Hope it works..
Hi everybody! *waves back at mini*
18/02/2015 at 22:29
Ah, it didn’t…let’s try another way:
18/02/2015 at 22:33
18/02/2015 at 22:34
Guess I have to go read the FAQs on posting pics in this new format!
18/02/2015 at 08:21
18/02/2015 at 16:04
Indented replies. I might just explode with delight…
18/02/2015 at 00:07
Wonderful to have you all back. Thanks to those behinds the scenes who made this happen.
On The Fence says
18/02/2015 at 08:05
Hi, Ive decided to start using my real name as I was getting totally confused with all my online alter egos
James EB says
18/02/2015 at 08:43
Hello. And thank you.
Black Celebration says
18/02/2015 at 08:54
Nice to be back under my real name again.
Interestingly, Enjoy the Silence only reached number 6 but stayed there for four weeks in a row.
Plenty more where that came from!
18/02/2015 at 08:59
Is that a record?
18/02/2015 at 22:49
I find that genuinely interesting.
But then, I’m a twerp.
18/02/2015 at 11:02
It’s good to be back….. special thanks to all those who have worked long and hard to make it possible….. to show my appreciation I’m going to TRY to be more positive and nicer from now on…….I did say try….
hello everyone !
18/02/2015 at 11:16
Very happy to see Afterword back. This long time lurker has missed you. Thanks to everyone involved.
18/02/2015 at 12:16
Lovely to be back and a huge thanks to everyone involved in getting us here. If you need a contribution to the cost of setting up, I’ll be happy to chip in. Great though it was to have a fourm on FB, it was never the same.
Must dash, but I’ll be back!
18/02/2015 at 12:21
Ah – ha. No way of editing contributions to other peoples’ posts. My grammatical faux pas will forever be there for all to see.
18/02/2015 at 12:57
Hello everyone, no more lurking for me ! Thanks to kfd for keeping us afloat over on FB and making this new boy feel welcome.
Sewer Robot says
18/02/2015 at 13:04
Oh thank f*ck! It’s been so lonely down in these sewers. I tried taking my mind off it with a QI binge on Dave. When that was exhausted I watched the Scottish version of the franchise (QI The Noo), followed by the Jamaican version (QI and I) the Geordie special (QYI), the tribute to Alvin Stardust (My Coo Ca Choo I), the gardening spinoff (Kew I), The Simpsons spectacular (Q Hay Caramba!), the very short one about 80s salsa maestros (Q Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey) and had even resorted – Rupert Pupkin style – to constructing my own set, complete with a dishevelled old mop in a floral shirt alongside me as my Alan Davies, to film my own version (QI Robot). I was about to give up and power down when that test card appeared.
A million thanks to those who did all the work. As soon as I can find the “donate” button I will be chipping in…
18/02/2015 at 15:23
Well done everyone on getting this thing afloat again.
18/02/2015 at 16:03
Are we there yet?
19/02/2015 at 18:43
Love the profile picture. I feel certain that I am now the only AfterAfterworder to have multiple tattoos represented on blog profiles. Anyone out there fancy a kookaburra avatar to complete the set?
20/02/2015 at 08:15
For several years now, I’ve wanted to have the Uffington Horse tattooed down my right upper forearm – the front legs would finish at the wrist, so that I could always roll my sleeves down to cover if the situation demanded. I was all set to do it Easter last year, but the money was needed for pressing non-luxuries. I’ve done mockups with henna, and it looks great. I’ve never been into tats and piercings, and am rather puzzled how strong my need for ‘Dobbin’ is. I must ask Rob_C why this is…
18/02/2015 at 16:53
Great to be back & to have the AW back.
Fantastic job by all concerned, props indeed ( as I believe the youngsters would say).
aging hippy says
18/02/2015 at 19:12
Panic over! Can I finally stop hyperventilating into this paper bag now?
count jim moriarty says
18/02/2015 at 19:28
Great to be back! I do like the new look. One whinge though – American date format (always thought that ludicrously illogical).
19/02/2015 at 14:13
And date corrected! Nice work folks.
James Blast says
18/02/2015 at 19:33
18/02/2015 at 20:20
Hello everyone, it’s great to be back. Special thanks to all those involved in getting the show on the road again.
18/02/2015 at 20:22
Stuff happened. I moved. Geacher (I think) asked me a question about the SNP and I never got round to answering. I made a dumpling (vegan version) for the new out-laws at Christmas and they couldn’t have been more tentative had I been offering ketamine nachos. They liked it. ‘It’s like Christmas cake!’ I know the Northern Line; a light sabre usually solves most of my problems there. I am genuinely grateful to the people whose talent and efforts rebuilt this place. I’m in London, not Edinburgh. Trafalgar Square is hideous, St Giles In The Fields is a fine, wee Palladian church. I’ve had my head up my bum for five months because of the post #indyref blues and because of a big move. I’ve been working. I snore like a bastard. Perversely I haven’t stopped writing about Scotland since I left, but for money. I’ve been back three times since October, fourth time next week. I can recommend a café in Denmark Street, a pub near Clapham Common underground station and bore people to death about language. (‘Butter?’ ‘?’ ‘For the bread?’ ‘?’ ‘CAN. I HAVE. SOME. BUTTER. PLEASE.’ ‘Still or sparkling?’ ‘Whahthefu?’ Etc.) Even went to a gig: Neneh Cherry, who is now 50 and still rocks the Adidas trackie top look. I’m going to stop now before I start writing poetry. I’ve got a laptop that works again. You’re all doomed. It’s nice to see you x
18/02/2015 at 21:06
It has to be said – three more from them later.
18/02/2015 at 21:22
Testing testing… I kind of miss the Test Card which gave me a proustian rush. Still, good to see that not much looks like changing. Hoping for fewer divisive political threads and the opportunity to post Set you free by N-trance on s regular basis.
18/02/2015 at 21:55
18/02/2015 at 22:56
I’m afraid I couldn’t really get into the Facebook thing. This is much better. I like the new website. Look forward to chipping in now and again.
18/02/2015 at 23:42
…can’t begin to express the joy at being back….never really got the FB thing, although I joined specifically for the AW lifeboat…sincere thanks to all who got this site up & running….
Time for a big Prog thread?
19/02/2015 at 18:37
Great T shirt. I have on in red.
19/02/2015 at 18:39
Oh bloody rubbush lak of editing facilititty.
I mean ‘I have one in red’, of course.
18/02/2015 at 23:43
Enormous thanks to all those who’ve put in so much time and effort into bringing us all back home.
*extended standing ovation*
Zanti Misfit says
18/02/2015 at 23:55
18/02/2015 at 23:56
19/02/2015 at 00:32
Hello, great to be back. Kudos for everyone who worked to get this place up and thanks to John Farrow for being the Keeper of the Flame at the FB site.
19/02/2015 at 06:23
You’ve all done very well.
Marvellous to be be back, and thanks very much.
19/02/2015 at 07:30
Hi everyone. I’d like to invite you all to a great big game of Candy Crush.
Dodger Lane says
19/02/2015 at 10:53
Just to add to the general hoorays, good to be back (under new name), have missed the site, many thanks to all who set it up and a boot up the bum to those who brought it down in the first place.
Citizen Smith says
19/02/2015 at 11:42
Fantastic to be back.Thanks to all involved and thanks again to KFD for putting me up for a while.
Now where are my pipe and slippers.Sure I left them around here…..
19/02/2015 at 11:50
Glad to be back…gone is my ‘productive time’, gone is my ‘hardly anything on my wishlist of things to listen to/check out’ but wouldn’t want it any other way…
19/02/2015 at 13:45
As a long time serial lurker, i have to say iv’e missed the site ( i have been educated & enlightened on many an occasion i can tell you ). Glad to see it back up & running – and all due credit to all who made it happen.
19/02/2015 at 13:50
One little bug – all posts seem to have today’s date, no matter as to when they were posted.
19/02/2015 at 14:11
Hi, it’s good to be back. Well done to all concerned in getting this up and running again.
19/02/2015 at 14:28
Hello. Another well done and thanks for the hard work. Do you need any donations to keep this up and running?
i see that there is a list of the people currently logged on tucked away. As a serial lurker I will either have to remember to log off or post a bit more.. I definitely need to stop accidentally starting videos when I’m on the train.
19/02/2015 at 14:30
By ‘eck, it took a while (huge thanks to Hannah for all her excellent help) but I’m back.
I really, really missed this place & all those lovely, familiar names. Soooo glad to be back & “Massive” props to all those who got us back here xx
Baskerville Old Face says
20/02/2015 at 02:44
A splendid effort all round. Greetings to the Massive from warmish India! This has got to be much better than that Facetube thingy.
eddie g says
20/02/2015 at 06:39
I never actually realized how much I missed the Afterword. Well done on getting it all back together everyone.
20/02/2015 at 17:31
Good to see you back again. Thanks to MillyMollyMandy for alerting me to your return. Haven’t been around for a while but lots of names suddenly look familiar.
20/02/2015 at 22:43
Hello again everyone. Amazing job in getting the site up and running again. Congrats and kudos to all involved. My user name is a little truncated since last we met but it’s me old “land’s end” himself. Good to see you all and nice to be back.
28/02/2015 at 21:40
Looking forward to partaking in this thing again. Hooray indeed.
Walter Rego says
28/02/2015 at 22:17
Sorry where’s my manners? In all the excitement to get to the front i forgot to thank those tireless backroom boys and girls, without whom……. I like what you’ve done with the place 😉
27/05/2019 at 07:19
Look at all the people who used to post on here!
I was curious to go back to the beginning, because someone reawoke a thread from last year (https://theafterword.co.uk/heartachingly-beautiful/)
27/05/2019 at 07:36
Reawaking old threads?
What kind of idiot does that?
27/05/2019 at 07:42
I did it sometimes. I wonder where the thread about the meaning of our nicknames and avatar pictures went?
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