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|Welcome to my User page! Even though I have been a registered WP user since 2007, I still consider myself very much a newbie. Please take this into consideration before reverting any of my edits or nominating my articles for deletion. I appreciate any and all communication and constructive criticism plus I thoroughly enjoy spirited yet civil debate!
Given its size and complexity, I may always consider myself a WP newbie because there is just so much to learn.
As a child I enjoyed reading through my encyclopedias, a Random House massive single volume edition and then a Britannica multi-volume set. As such, I feel that WP should cater to the masses and never assume that any reader is an expert in any subject, but yet provide ample sources for those who are or strive to be. In other words, I assume that everyone has A.D.D. and wants to know about everything... :)Scalhotrod
Sadly, I am the author of this essay... WikiBigotry
- I joined Wikipedia on 10 December 2007.
- I have made contributions and edits to over 1,200 unique pages.
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I have been a 4-string banjo player and musician for 35+ years, over 3/4's of my life. So I consider myself a part of the banjo community as well as being decently known (or non-anonymous at the very least). I have also performed on local, national, and international television shows, I collect antique banjos, and perform with an all banjo band that averages 70-80 public performances a year. If you are going to revert or otherwise challenge an edit on this subject, I simply ask that you communicate with me first.
I am a die-hard hot rodder and enjoy all aspects of the hobby and lifestyle. Over the course of my life I have upgraded and built cars, drag raced, showed cars at various major shows all around California, been on long distance trips in classic cars, and just thoroughly made the effort to own and drive fun cars.
I have been graced to know or meet some of the icons and "who's who" of the automotive world. Some of these people include George and Shirley Barris, Roy Brizio, Andy Brizio, Ron Covell, Ed Iskaderian, Chip Foose, 'Fat' Jack Robinson, Don Tognotti, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Don Garlits, Bud Bryan, Gary Meadors, Ed Bagdasarian, Gene Winfield, Joe Wilhelm, Thom Taylor, and the list will go on as long as I am a hot rodder.
This is one of the worlds fastest growing shooting sports. Also known as "cowboy three gun", it involves dressing in late 1800's era costume, strapping on a pair of single action revolvers, and the use of a pre-1899 rifle and shotgun. The object is to shoot at targets arranged in a particular course of fire in as little time as possible and without missing.
The primary organization that governs this sport is the Single Action Shooting Society (S.A.S.S.) who administers the sport's rules and regulations along maintaining a registry of its members. Each member has a unique number corresponding to the order that they joined the organization along with a personally selected alias; no two members have the same alias. These aliases are used to further enhance the cowboy nature of the sport and spirit of the game.
I have been a S.A.S.S. member since 1998 and my membership number is in the 15,XXX range. I am also a level one Range Officer (R.O.) and have been past Territorial Governor. I have competed at numerous "End of Trail" world championships as well as state and regional competitions. As a result of my involvement, I have become a collector of antique cowboy era firearms and often attend shows and auctions featuring these items. Additionally, I have had gunsmith training. I will admit that I do not possess the firearm knowledge that, for example, Greg Martin (the first arms & armor expert for the TV show Antiques Roadshow) or a full time firearms dealer, but after over a decade of collecting I know more than most.
Hanna Barbera Cartoons
I am a former employee of Hanna-Barbera Studios, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting and Time-Warner and I'll leave it at that.... :)
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