From: Michael Gilmer <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:11:06 -0400
Officially, it's the IMNPA Local #222.
-- ----------------------------------------------------------- Galactic Stone & Ironworks - MikeG Web: http://www.galactic-stone.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/galacticstone Twitter: http://twitter.com/GalacticStone RSS: http://www.galactic-stone.com/rss/126516 ----------------------------------------------------------- On 6/15/12, PAUL KURIMSKY <kd7qk at flash.net> wrote: > Just a guess, International Meteorite Nit Pickers Association? LOL > > ------------------- > Paul Kurimsky > kd7qk at flash.net > > --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Michael Blood <mlblood at cox.net> wrote: > > > From: Michael Blood <mlblood at cox.net> > Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] IMNPA > To: "Met. Michael Gilmer" <meteoritemike at gmail.com>, "James Masny" > <sciflyer25 at gmail.com> > Cc: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> > Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 12:55 PM > > > Hi Mike and all, > Mike, please decode the acronym IMNPA > Thanks, Michael > > On 6/15/12 6:49 AM, "Met. Michael Gilmer" <meteoritemike at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hi Jim and List, >> >> No need to apologize. This discussion has been (for some) : >> >> a) interesting >> b) fun >> c) horribly redundant >> d) cruel to horses >> e) epic >> f) none of the above >> >> A key point to remember, when considering the virtues of the term >> "hammer fall" or the merit of this discussion is : the hammerheads on >> this list were minding their own business, when it was strongly >> suggested that were are scammers who are trying to confuse innocent >> collectors and swindle them out of their money by engaging in >> "marketing". We (or I) weren't going around in public proselytizing >> the usage of the term and encouraging others to use it. We were not >> engaging in any campaign to promote hammerheadery or launching salvos >> against those that do not use the term. I simply defended myself (and >> a small handful of others) from negative allegations regarding the way >> in which we choose to enjoy our common hobby. >> >> Mike Farmer is suggesting I am retarded. I'm used to that and wear it >> as a badge of honor when one of the world's best meteorite hunters >> takes time out of this day to single me out as mentally deficient. As >> for everyone else, I will only say this - there are a few of us >> (although I only speak for myself here), who didn't want our >> participation in this hobby needlessly nit-picked, so we avoided >> joining IMNPA. Of course, my membership in the IMNPA was shelved >> because I have 5% Swahili and 2% Beatnik in my bloodline, but that is >> another story... >> >> Jim has said it best I think - "Using the term might make the seller >> feel the stone is >>> more important and makes it more marketable, but to an educated and >>> knowledgeable buyer, it doesn't really matter." >> >> I asked a specimen of Park Forest today if it feels more important >> because it is arbitrarily labeled a "hammer fall" by a small >> percentage of dealers and collectors. It hasn't answered me yet. >> When it does finally answer me, I'm not sure I will understand it >> because I'm not educated or knowledgeable enough. I will forward the >> answer, when I receive it, to the IMNPA for decryption and >> interpretation. Hopefully then this poor horse can be laid to rest. >> >> In the meantime, there is an episode of Jersey Shore on TV today that >> I am going to watch. It is a new episode where Snooki and J-Wow >> debate the merits of orientation feature terminology as it pertains to >> meteorites. I'm definitely going to TIVO this one. :) >> >> Best regards and happy collecting, >> >> MikeG > > > ______________________________________________ > > Visit the Archives at > http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html > Meteorite-list mailing list > Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com > http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list >Received on Fri 15 Jun 2012 06:11:06 PM PDT