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    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/23/2009 5:12:37 PM  

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On Jun 22, 9:05=A0pm, Scott Rae <orc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> So, when did Joe change his handle from jmsatb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
>
> I admit I don't read every post on the group but I always look for posts
> from Joe. =A0Now I wonder what I may have missed by not noticing the chan=
ge.
>
> Scott

Okay, here's the weird thing...I didn't change anything. I leave
posts here by going directly to google groups, I don't use an
intermediary program. I've done what I've done for years. Now
suddenly my name is there.

I had a similar experience on amazon, where I just used an email
address to log in, and my name was Joe Straczynski on amazon when I
signed on. Then one day I logged in...and it had been changed to J.
Michael Straczynski, meaning that SOMEbody at Amazon saw me,
recognized me, and adjusted the name. Because sure as hell I didn't
do it.

Funny old world.

But again, I haven't changed anything here.

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/23/2009 9:48:46 PM  

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On Jun 23, 8:46=A0pm, Matt Ion <soundy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jan wrote:
> > In article <84b0e405-1b76-45db-a419-5ae42d8f4...@s1g2000prd.googlegroup=
s.com>,
> > Joseph Straczynski says...
>
> >> I had a similar experience on amazon, where I just used an email
> >> address to log in, and my name was Joe Straczynski on amazon when I
> >> signed on. =A0Then one day I logged in...and it had been changed to J.
> >> Michael Straczynski, meaning that SOMEbody at Amazon saw me,
> >> recognized me, and adjusted the name. =A0Because sure as hell I didn't
> >> do it.
>
> > Okay, is it just me or that kind of creepy?
>
> I'd tend to think it's just someone being thorough... you know, of the
> "hey, that's not how he writes his name professionally!". =A0No more
> creepy than someone, maybe, correcting "E.E. Cummings" in a listing.

Yeah, well, it sure as shit creeped ME out....

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/24/2009 4:07:24 PM  

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On Jun 24, 8:14=A0am, Charles Alexander Gregory
<charlesalexandergreg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 23, 8:12=A0pm, Joseph Straczynski <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jun 22, 9:05=A0pm, Scott Rae <orc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> > > So, when did Joe change his handle from jmsatb5 to Joseph Straczynski=
?
>
> > > I admit I don't read every post on the group but I always look for po=
sts
> > > from Joe. =A0Now I wonder what I may have missed by not noticing the =
change.
>
> > > Scott
>
> > Okay, here's the weird thing...I didn't change anything. =A0I leave
> > posts here by going directly to google groups, I don't use an
> > intermediary program. =A0I've done what I've done for years. =A0Now
> > suddenly my name is there.
>
> > I had a similar experience on amazon, where I just used an email
> > address to log in, and my name was Joe Straczynski on amazon when I
> > signed on. =A0Then one day I logged in...and it had been changed to J.
> > Michael Straczynski, meaning that SOMEbody at Amazon saw me,
> > recognized me, and adjusted the name. =A0Because sure as hell I didn't
> > do it.
>
> > Funny old world.
>
> > But again, I haven't changed anything here.
>
> > jms
>
> Ever heard of a phenomenon called "Reality Shifts"? Sounds like
> something that should be fictional, but it's not (subject to the
> disclaimer that it may be absolutely nuts *smile*). The basic idea is
> that all of reality is some sort of 'quantum calculation' (a-la-
> Schrodinger and his famous half-dead cat), and that the universe can
> occasionally 'slip' back and forth between two 'different' outcomes
> that are of nearly equal probability. Thus, if you ever came *close*
> to using one of those 'other' names, for some reason (don't have that
> one figured out yet) the universe will suddenly 'jump' or 'shift' from
> one to the other, and no one is to blame. Sometimes it later jumps
> back. Ever had your car keys disappear from the rack where you
> 'always' hang them, and then after a long searchg they are suddenly
> right back on the rack, with no one else to blame for moving them?
> That's it. Your memory ain't going. The keys just werent there for a
> while. Sadly, when bigger 'shifts' happen, people's memories also seem
> to shift, so that you have that nice nutso feeling of being the only
> one who 'notices' the change.
>
> In your case the circumstances 'remind' me of reality shifts, but
> because everyone is noticing these changes and not just you, I'm
> inclined to think this is more a case of these big organizations
> installing some new software that plucks your information from a
> different field or file. Now if you were to tell us that one or the
> other of these services NEVER had your middle name on file, then that
> would be... interesting... :)
>
> FYI - This is the underlying phenomena that, when people attempt to
> consciously manipulate it, gives rise to a lot of new age stuff like
> 'The Secret' (I already have a used car, thanks!) and 'What the Bleep
> Do We Know'.... Interesting stuff, but sadly you can gag on the new
> age attitude... But google for the term 'reality shifts' and you
> usually get something a bit more sensible. :)
>
> Enjoy.
>
> - Charles (slinks back into shadows)- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I know for a fact that there are constant reality shifts, and the way
you can figure out when they happen is when pronunciations suddenly
change.

Like when John Chancellor became John ChancellOR, when TAL-ah-ban
became TAHLI-BAHN, and when suddenly the British weekEND starts to pop
up all over the place in the US....

It's a conspiracy, I tells you....

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/28/2009 1:49:56 AM  

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On Jun 27, 5:45=A0pm, Joseph DeMartino <jdema...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2:35=A0pm, Amy Guskin <aisl...@fjordstone.com> wrote:
>
> > > NO STORY IDEAS! <<
>
> > How is a known philosophical construct/concept a story idea?
>
> > (Oh wait, was that a smile at the end?)
>
> > Amy (not wanting to leave anyone thinking you were maybe serious)
>
> I heard a comedian on the radio the other day, Amy, and thought about
> you. =A0She was talking about how hard it is to be in a relationship
> when you're on the road all the time:
>
> "So we have to have phone sex - and I'm not even real good at regular
> sex. =A0It's like he'll say, 'How bad do you want it, baby?' and I'll
> say, "Baby - it's "badly".'"
>
> <g>
>
> Joe

I'm totally against phone sex. Have you ever tried getting one of
those things back OUT again?

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/28/2009 1:49:56 AM  

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On Jun 27, 5:45=A0pm, Joseph DeMartino <jdema...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2:35=A0pm, Amy Guskin <aisl...@fjordstone.com> wrote:
>
> > > NO STORY IDEAS! <<
>
> > How is a known philosophical construct/concept a story idea?
>
> > (Oh wait, was that a smile at the end?)
>
> > Amy (not wanting to leave anyone thinking you were maybe serious)
>
> I heard a comedian on the radio the other day, Amy, and thought about
> you. =A0She was talking about how hard it is to be in a relationship
> when you're on the road all the time:
>
> "So we have to have phone sex - and I'm not even real good at regular
> sex. =A0It's like he'll say, 'How bad do you want it, baby?' and I'll
> say, "Baby - it's "badly".'"
>
> <g>
>
> Joe

I'm totally against phone sex. Have you ever tried getting one of
those things back OUT again?

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 6/29/2009 1:42:56 PM  

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On Jun 28, 6:42=A0pm, Dan Dassow <dan_das...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jun 28, 3:49=A0am, Joseph Straczynski <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jun 27, 5:45=A0pm, Joseph DeMartino <jdema...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> > > On Jun 27, 2:35=A0pm, Amy Guskin <aisl...@fjordstone.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > NO STORY IDEAS! <<
>
> > > > How is a known philosophical construct/concept a story idea?
>
> > > > (Oh wait, was that a smile at the end?)
>
> > > > Amy (not wanting to leave anyone thinking you were maybe serious)
>
> > > I heard a comedian on the radio the other day, Amy, and thought about
> > > you. =A0She was talking about how hard it is to be in a relationship
> > > when you're on the road all the time:
>
> > > "So we have to have phone sex - and I'm not even real good at regular
> > > sex. =A0It's like he'll say, 'How bad do you want it, baby?' and I'll
> > > say, "Baby - it's "badly".'"
>
> > > <g>
>
> > > Joe
>
> > I'm totally against phone sex. =A0Have you ever tried getting one of
> > those things back OUT again?
>
> > jms
>
> Who would have guessed that Joe Straczynski had Henny Youngman and
> Milton Berle as role models when growing up?
>
> Dan Dassow- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Thus do we begin to suspect the origins of Londo and G'Kar....

jms
    From: joseph straczynski <jmsatb5@aol.com>
 Subject: Re: jms1tb5 to Joseph Straczynski?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/5/2009 12:59:46 AM  

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On Jul 4, 4:01=A0pm, "B.H. Ackler" <back...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:42:56 -0700 (PDT), Joseph Straczynski
>
>
>
>
>
> <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:
> >On Jun 28, 6:42=A0pm, Dan Dassow <dan_das...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> On Jun 28, 3:49=A0am, Joseph Straczynski <jmsa...@aol.com> wrote:
> >> > On Jun 27, 5:45=A0pm, Joseph DeMartino <jdema...@bellsouth.net> wrot=
e:
> >>>> > > On Jun 27, 2:35=A0pm, Amy Guskin <aisl...@fjordstone.com> wrote:
>
> >> > > > > NO STORY IDEAS! <<
>
> >> > > > How is a known philosophical construct/concept a story idea?
>
> >> > > > (Oh wait, was that a smile at the end?)
>
> >> > > > Amy (not wanting to leave anyone thinking you were maybe serious=
)
>
> >> > > I heard a comedian on the radio the other day, Amy, and thought ab=
out
> >> > > you. =A0She was talking about how hard it is to be in a relationsh=
ip
> >> > > when you're on the road all the time:
>
> >> > > "So we have to have phone sex - and I'm not even real good at regu=
lar
> >> > > sex. =A0It's like he'll say, 'How bad do you want it, baby?' and I=
'll
> >> > > say, "Baby - it's "badly".'"
>
> >> > > <g>
>
> >> > > Joe
>
> >> > I'm totally against phone sex. =A0Have you ever tried getting one of
> >> > those things back OUT again?
>
> >> > jms
>
> >> Who would have guessed that Joe Straczynski had Henny Youngman and
> >> Milton Berle as role models when growing up?
>
> >> Dan Dassow- Hide quoted text -
>
> >> - Show quoted text -
>
> >Thus do we begin to suspect the origins of Londo and G'Kar....
>
> >jms
>
> Well, let me ask the obvious question: =A0Would "new you" have taken the
> same paths that the "old you" took ?
>
> i.e. have you learned anything, post-Changling, that if you had known
> it then, would have altered the reality we are all working in ? =A0and
> as a result changed your personal style of work.
>
> Bryan
> Portland Oregon- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

No, in the sense that if I altered anything of the old Joe, I never
would have made it to the new Joe.

And it's not really a New Joe. It's just a more mellow and happier
Joe.

I'm still the same dweeb in the mirror.

jms

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