A "newer" Fooster just PM'd me asking who the heck Merton is. I figured it would be too long for me to explain. Perhaps we can all chime in...
MERTON is virtually inexplicable.
He created the craziest threads with the oddest questions you ever thought of. Then he'd act like he was annoyed if you didn't take it seriously.
At first you thought he was the weirdest PITA you ever met, but he grew on you and after a while he didn't annoy you much anymore. You kinda liked him in all of his "oddness".
I miss MERTON.
Guilty. It was me.
"It is not the critic who counts."
I tried searching, but can't find it now. Maybe it was deleted.
We had a few threads after MERTON left where we kinda made fun by asking "MERTON-like" questions. I think KrisPistofferson started the thread.
One example I remember Kris asking was:
"Is peanut butter poisonous to bears?"
I'm not goofy or weird, Merton, however, is, for, sure.
We need to think of a code name for Merton, it is blasphemy to speak his name. A drag queen name, and everytime you say his name in your head, you gotta do it in a feminine manly tone. Like Pat. He can be pat the drag queen. Yes.
He also posted pictures of his bike on many occasions, and always had some hare-brained scheme for "upgrading" it.
The search for inner peace continues...
Merton was the embodiment of those thoughts we have but we would never admit we have. Merton had them and wallowed in them.
I have not seen Merton or his posts, but from what I can tell, he was a Fooster who had no "filters" to tell him what was worth posting and what he should have kept to himself.