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A message from a valued co-editor and friend.

 Hallo, dear old Carptrash. Still insisting on behaving like a human rather than a wikipedian? 

Once again I sort of feel my life sort of sucked out of me by . . . a bunch of wikipedia related things. Do folks really believe that some one is going to come flying out of the woodwork and object to File:ER Kvaran Sri Lanka, mid 1950s.jpg or File:Matt_Gordon,_Flying_Tiger_c._1943.jpg. a picture that a high school friend ("He was never my 'boyfriend!'") gave my mother shortly before he died in WWII? Yet the letter of the law must be obeyed. Ands so it shall, I am sure.

I just resurrected[edit]

this old section of my user page, the so called "23 (sometimes 27) words and phrases" .

I have a list of words or phrases that, to me, when i hear them, or say them, typically mean, "in my opinion."

  • "Everybody who isn't a paid whore can see " (a great new one from a wikipedia discussion)
  • the fact is
  • the truth is
  • in reality
  • in theory
  • obviously
  • in the final analysis
  • I know
  • everyone knows
  • most people say
  • common sense will tell you
  • always, or "never" for that matter
  • actually
  • it's indisputable
  • everyone agrees
  • of course
  • clearly
  • pure and simple
  • without a doubt
  • correct me if I'm wrong
  • certainly
  • strictly speaking
  • it can't be argued
  • unquestionably
  • according to unbiased observers,
  • tell it like it is
  • for sure, I'm sure, any sure
  • in the real world
  • the undisputed truth
  • or just " undisputed"
  • what are you talking about?
  • it is said
  • seemingly
  • apparently
  • supposedly
  • naturally
  • typically
  • most words with ‘ly’ on the end
  • appropriate
  • in any case
  • "the energy of that (or her or him) is..."

Feel free to add more


just found this

I have declared all my edits to be a diabolic mixture of opinion and original research. Just so that I can't be accused of doing this anonymously, the names I've used while posting pictures are EEK, eek, Einar Einarson Kvaran and probably a few more variations on this.

However, I am now amending this stance to state that all of my edits are carefully and thoroughly researched and if the documentation seems to be missing it is just because some vandal probably removed it.

I feel that I am likely in the top one million editors in both number of edits and number of articles created. However I am much more proud to include myself in the Top 100 Monkeys.

And further more[edit]

Parducci and I in Midland MI, USA

I just discovered that my 5th anniversary (July 2009) on wikipedia just passed. Life is supposed to be interesting.
I also just discovered some links at the bottom of my user page that informed me that I've done over 10,000 edits and created 139 articles. Life goes on.
And I can now update this to my 10th year here and 20,000 edits. I think.

And I just love it when[edit]

as happened today, [1] an editor corrects a spelling mistake that I made something like 5 years ago. It's a real feel good place.


I am back in a different mood. different mode. A different everything. i can't really explain why rhigh now because oof being watched. Did you ever get the feeling that everything that you did and said was being recoreded? I mean, by somene else?/ everything. Sure, you are probably thinking, this boy is off his rocker. Stark raving madd. More later

This section was done while being filmed by a BBC film crew for some show they were doing. they wanted me typing, which is for me a slow, almost painful process. Fortunately they were not filming my monitor, just me. Here is a link to something related to that.
and another.
and yet another

This is sort of a fun thing too.

I do feel good about these[edit]

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your changes ln Milorganite (and elsewhere) you earned this. 7&6=thirteen () 17:11, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Gear Barnstar.jpg The Cast-Iron Engineering Barnstar
For demonstrating the long-lost traditional wikipedian virtues of common sense, good humor, and experimentation, 'traditional' in this case going back to circa 2007 or so, this barnstar here bestowed. Lockley (talk) 08:59, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For your time and effort in capturing a great photo of Spirit of the American Doughboy, I award you this Photographer's Barnstar. You made a good article great... and saved me an awful lot of gasoline and driving time. Many thanks! Kafziel Talk 08:41, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Barnstarwspa.png The WikiProject Public art Barnstar
Is for Carptrash for all the passion and thought he puts into public art in Washington D.C. and beyond! May your many projects continue to be successful, and may you continue to receive a lot of WikiLove for all your hard work. -Missvain

Missvain (talk) 16:44, 12 March 2011

The Inaugural Harriet Hosmer Award for Excellent Awesomeness in the Creation of Articles About American Sculpture
Fine Arts Star.png The Barnstar of Fine Arts
If anybody deserves this Barnstar, you do Glic16 (talk) 13:43, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For lending your wisdom and scholarship to Wikipedia to help educate people across the world! Isleofbelle (talk) 00:48, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thanks for your always great photographs, especially the one I added to Schoenhofen Pyramid Mausoleum IvoShandor (talk) 10:21, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
Halfstar Hires.png The Half Barnstar
Lovely, article. Great cooperation. Even if it was a premature cooperation. 7&6=thirteen () 00:08, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For your many photos of art and architecture, I'm pleased to give you the Photographer's Barnstar. Cloudbound (talk) 19:07, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

An Award for You[edit]

Flag map of Michigan.svg Promotion of the place where people describe where they live by pointing to a spot on their hands award
For all your great work promoting articles about my and your (former, but I am sure dearly missed) state. 7&6=thirteen () 19:58, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
P.S., it is possible to reasonably portray both Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula using both hands. 7&6=thirteen () 20:00, 5 June 2013 (UTC)


Since the local library is very small and there are not any nearby bigger ones, most of the sources and references that i use are from my own collection, the carpchives or the eeekchives (depending on my mood). I recently started cataloging my books on librarything and decided that I'd post a link here after I had 1,000 titles entered. .............. Sometime later, and still plodding along, I am now, I believe, over 2,000 titles and still entering. I also received a nice award at Library Thing (where this link goes) for uploading a bunch, maybe 500? of covers images. Anyway, here is my library. [2]. With many more, I believe, to follow.

Thanks for your photo[edit]

your photo of Utah Phillips at the haymarket remembered gathering in 1986. I've included it to replace one of the lost graphics in the book mob action against the state. If you want me to send you a digital copy, get in touch. Brian.

I left a message on your discussion page, but the bottom line is "send Away." I left an address there. Einar

testing, testing, 1,2,3 . . .


A few old pictures discovered during the Great Photo Copyright Event[edit]

Pictures from my failed attempt to create a Phallic architecture article[edit]

Einar, don't forget the Ypsi water tower

And by an odd "coincidence" (is there really such a thing?) the picture used in wikipedia for the Ypsilanti Water Tower was already mine.

Perhaps we need to start an article called[edit]

Statues to NOT visit on a first date, unless . . ..... Statues TO visit on a first date?
And while this might seem like both original research and opinion, what the heck. Carptrash (talk) 23:48, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Pictures about to be deleted Sept. 2011[edit]

The lost Louis Sullivan stencil designs[edit]

WikiProject Songs 7" record on sheet music.png This user is a member of
WikiProject Songs

Jacob Epstein[edit]

Have to say, that's an edit war I'm not getting into, because the potential resolutions aren't that enlightening. I mean, if they're going to squabble, squabble over something with stakes. Hey, by the way, did you see the work at architectural sculpture? Care to jump in? --Lockley (talk) 17:43, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Josephine P. Widener[edit]

Thank you for attempting to bolster, and for rescuing this article. My hope was to start it and let others flesh it out. I was astonished when it was deleted twice in less than an hour. I very much appreciate your kindness. BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 03:23, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Art in the SouthWest [4] or User:CaroleHenson/Art_of_the_American_Southwest

Oswald Hoepfner[edit]

User:Carptrash/Oswald Hoepfner

Robert Arellano[edit]

User:Carptrash/Robert Arellano

Glendale Veterans War Memorial[edit]

4th Wiseman.jpg

User:Carptrash/Glendale Veterans War Memorial

an other

User:Carptrash/Einar Ragnarsson Kvaran

and even

User:Carptrash/Lin Oliver

User:carptrash/Italian Renaissance sculpture

User:Carptrash/Ragnar Kvaran

Check this out sometime[edit]


Dick van Aggelen[edit]

I 'll find this in this link:

“Whole Lotta Love” bears little resemblance to “You Need Love” as recorded in 1962 by Muddy Waters and owned by Willie Dixon (now by his estate). The track is, however, closely related to The Small Faces’ 1966 song “You Need Loving” (which is based on the same Muddy Waters track that was owned by Willie Dixon). Same story by the song Venus of Shocking Blue which stil gives Robbie van Leeuwen as composer, but it's a revision of "The Banjo Song by The Big 3. But that song has its orgins in the old song "Oh Sussana" written by Stephen Foster. See this wiki page:



User talk:Carptrash/Archive 1

User talk:Carptrash/Archive 2

User talk:Carptrash/Archive 3

User:Carptrash/Josephine P. Widener Something to work on.


or, try here

Category:Peace Corps volunteers
New Pages

a few+

a few+

This user[edit]

just discovered that s/he is in the top 5,000 wikipedians, but has no desire to pass the editor next up on the list because s/he believes that that editor is probably doing a great job.

oh my gosh[edit]

thanks! "clink!" --Lockley (talk) 02:13, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

well, if you're coming over, I'll run down to the corner store and pick up some vodka and a couple of limes. Get ready to talk about Sacajawea and Eva Emery Dye and whatever you want to talk about. Hope your back's better! --Lockley (talk) 02:37, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Ohhhhh tempting, tempting. My back is better but still not up to (opinion) 943 miles (even more kilometers). Carptrash (talk) 02:48, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Joe Tyler[edit]

Has replied, you are OK to upload the image you discussed. License is CC-BY-SA-3.0, add {{OTRS pending}} and let me know - I have to add the actual ticket number  Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:40, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

More stuff[edit]

The struggle[edit]

Category:Peace Corps volunteers

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