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Old 06-21-2019, 08:55 PM
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Just renewed my membership, wondered about the option to be a "Friend Of Cecil." I went ahead and did it since Cece and Me go all the way back to his first book. But... what is it?
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:30 PM
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I dunno, since mine should be "Ed doesn't much like me."
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"Friend of Cecil" is for those who wish to donate funds to the SDMB.

See this thread for details:
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=860107
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In the small print it says it means that Cecil is allowed to sleep on your couch.
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:00 AM
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Cecil has only six friends. Paying tribute will not get you into our august circle.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:33 AM
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Doesn't do much for you in June.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:05 AM
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Just renewed my membership, wondered about the option to be a "Friend Of Cecil." I went ahead and did it since Cece and Me go all the way back to his first book. But... what is it?
It's a bunch of paper pages with words on them, bound together with covers. But that's not important right now.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:08 AM
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"Friend of Cecil" is a way to donate beyond being a Member. For years people said they wanted to do more if they could and with Friend of Cecil you can.

Sorry if that's not been more clear, though reading these comments is most entertaining.

The listing is not very large because most people who donate are already Members or Charter Members and wish to keep their current or Custom title. (We give you a custom title for your contribution if you like, it's totally optional.) And some people prefer to give anonymously.

We appreciate everyone who helps keep this place keeping on.

Also hope at some point to give our FOC some other more tangible item of a promotional nature, just haven't gotten that going pending other things. When I do get that happening we'll catch up.

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Old 06-22-2019, 11:32 AM
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"Friend of Cecil" is a way to donate beyond being a Member. For years people said they wanted to do more if they could and with Friend of Cecil you can.

Sorry if that's not been more clear, though reading these comments is most entertaining.

The listing is not very large because most people who donate are already Members or Charter Members and wish to keep their current or Custom title. (We give you a custom title for your contribution if you like, it's totally optional.) And some people prefer to give anonymously.

We appreciate everyone who helps keep this place keeping on.

Also hope at some point to give our FOC some other more tangible item of a promotional nature, just haven't gotten that going pending other things. When I do get that happening we'll catch up.

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Thanks JTD. It's what I suspected it is. When can I expect to receive my Certificate?
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:01 PM
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It's like "Friend of Dorothy," but you weren't born that way.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:42 PM
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Thanks JTD. It's what I suspected it is. When can I expect to receive my Certificate?
You definitely deserve a certificate of Meritorious Merit. Or something.

I'll talk to you privately about this. And thanks!

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True friends help you bury the body.

And I've said it before but

The absolute best friends are the ones who help you make the bodies true friends help you bury.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:50 AM
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It's like "Friend of Dorothy," but you weren't born that way.
Man, I really feel special.
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What do you get for being a friend of Idle Thoughts?
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And I've said it before but

The absolute best friends are the ones who help you make the bodies
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No, that's called "Friend with Benefits."
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What do you get for being a friend of Idle Thoughts?
You might get a confusing PM regarding his/her gender on the first day of a particular month.

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No, that's called "Friend with Benefits."
For some reason I am flashing back to most of the necrophilia references The Master made.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:31 AM
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Being a friend of Cecil entitles you to receive acknowledgment of your existence for 5 seconds.

Best friends get 10.
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Doesn't do much for you in June.
That's not true; you lie.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:45 PM
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Being a friend of Cecil entitles you to receive acknowledgment of your existence for 5 seconds.

Best friends get 10.
He once sneered at me for 5 seconds. It was possibly the best 5 seconds of my life.


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You might get a confusing PM regarding his/her gender on the first day of a particular month.

I think only one gender has a particular time of the month.
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