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Haven't heard anything from Brother Hunt in awhile Anyone know anything? Hope he and his are OK

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  1. I'm curious, also. He has not posted since Feb. 7. He and I are well acquainted and he has not sent any e-mails, either.

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    1. re: Veggo

      Have you tried sending him an e-mail?

      1. re: John E.

        I'll try to dig out his address and contact him.

      2. re: Veggo

        Oh dear. Idle curiosity shades toward concern.

      3. Now you have me worried.......

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        1. re: coll

          I just sent him an e-mail expressing our concern about his absence.

          1. re: Veggo

            You're doing the Lord' s work. Thanks.

            Obviously---and wholly unsurprisingly-- I am not alone.

        2. He is fine, he just posted in a video production forum that I belong to. Said he is in London.

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            1. re: hazelhurst

              oh good, we've butted heads (and I'm not the butthead except when I am), yet I appreciate his comments

            2. re: Samalicious

              I hope he posts his meals to the UK board then. I miss his, erm , distinctive take on the capital's restaurants.

              By the by, has he just got bored with us and that's why he's not posted?

              1. re: Harters

                I've never met him but I cannot imagine Brother Hunt ever being bored. His interests---and concerns---are catholic.

                1. re: Harters

                  I'm surprised Bill as a friend has not responded to my e-mail from yesterday. Perhaps he is very busy, or doesn't have easy internet access.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    One way or the other, we've got a Good Story.

                2. re: Samalicious

                  I was tickled to see Bill Hunt's excellent posts on creative cow and the Adobe forums. Earlier this year, when I finally made the connection that it was the same BH I started hopping up and down and making hooting noises - my husband thought I had finally truly lost it. I make educational videos for Socratica, and Bill's posts have saved my bacon more times than I can count.
                  So Bill, when you read this, thanks for your posts here, there, and everywhere. :)

                  1. Hunting for Bill? Is he even "in season" right now (and do you need a license)? I suggest concentrating the search in better stocked wine bars on a worldwide basis.

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                    1. re: Servorg

                      That's illegal. It's a "baited field."

                      1. re: hazelhurst

                        It is only ill eagle if they catch you.

                    2. Speaking of MIA, how about HillJ? Has anyone seen a post from her lately? I can't remember the last time I've seen her post.

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                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        Her last post was February 25th. I wonder too.

                        1. re: John E.

                          I see she changed her avi from the happy pineapple guy to just the default "H", that's not a good sign.

                          How do you look up their last post date? Go to the profile and search the top thread on their list? Or is there a more simple way I'm not familiar with?

                          1. re: jrvedivici

                            Go to their profile page and click 'posts'. The first will be their most recent.

                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                It appears that I screwed up when I tried to find Hillj's last post. I read the entire thread that contained her last post, in fact it was one you started, about a propsed warning label on sugary soft drinks in California. The thread got a bit contentious. (Not blaming you.) Is Is it possible she got annoyed enough to delete her avitar and quit Chowhound?

                                I have quit posting on a few message boards. I've gone a week or two not posting on Chowhound. I've had my *ss handed to me on a few threads, but I have not yet considered quitting.

                                The intesting thing to me is the number of user names I do not recognize when even a thread just few years old is dredged up.

                                1. re: John E.

                                  They will have to pry CH out of my cold dead hand...(g)

                            1. re: jrvedivici

                              haven't seen Caroline 1 lately either. but I've narrowed my focus, so...

                              1. re: hill food

                                Caroline's last post was April 19, not that long ago.

                                  1. re: sandylc

                                    She is my darlin'. Such an elegant, old school hostess with a very modern kitchen.

                                    1. re: sandylc

                                      yup saw her. I am a fan of continuity.

                                1. So how goes the Good Bill Hunt?

                                  Sorry for the bad pun, couldn't help myself as it was too easy.

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                                  1. re: Bkeats

                                    Bkeats: sorry, that's not a pun!

                                    1. re: scoopG

                                      Ok, its just a bad joke. Is that better?

                                  2. Sent Bill an e-mail a couple of weeks ago before I went on vacation to check on him and all is well.
                                    He just got back from London.

                                    Aloha

                                    1. To my knowledge he's the only CH poster who ever signs his posts.

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                                      1. re: Bob Martinez

                                        Dommy http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9744... on the LA board, (and Mr. Taster too) both sign their posts. Dommy does it with each and every post she puts up.

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          Assuming Bill Hunt is his real name, is it possible he is the only CH poster who signes his full, real name?

                                            1. re: John E.

                                              Since I only "know" Bill from his posts on Chowhound (which means if I looked down and saw him chewing on my ankle I wouldn't have a clue who was effecting the chew), his name in full means no more to me than the "name" Dommy or Mr. Taster.

                                              1. re: John E.

                                                Bill Hunt is his real name, I have enjoyed his company in Scottsdale.

                                                1. re: John E.

                                                  I dont know who dun it, but i dint put that errent 'e' on that post.

                                                  I won't use m real name because if an internet search is done with my surname, every single one of the results is a descendant of my frandparents and I am the only person with my first and last name in the world, as far as I can tell. Mewnwhile my relatively small high school graduation class had two Mark Johnsons and two Mike Andersons. They say tge way to become anonymous is to chanfe your name to something common and move to a medium size city and get a job out of your former area of expertise.

                                                  1. re: John E.

                                                    John - mine is also distinctive in that I seem to be one of the last surviving males with it in the US. I gotta be careful as I don't want the idiocy I post here and elsewhere to be easily found by an employer/client - I WISH my name were Johnson or Wang.

                                                    1. re: hill food

                                                      My distinctive surname is from the small village where my grandparents, actually my grandfather, was born. For some reason, his name was not suggested at Ellis Island to be changed. Part of the deal may have been changing from the Cyrillic alphabet however.

                                                      1. re: John E.

                                                        my surname on the Belgian-Germanic side was kind of screwed with upon immigration to the US back in the 19thc. umlauts don't seem to have had an easy 'slot'

                                                  2. re: John E.

                                                    My real name is in my profile. I'm a contributor to a few discussion boards and have always registered in the real name or have put the real name in the profile, signature display, or whatever.

                                                    It'd be relatively easy to track me down if anyone was sufficiently arsed to want to do it.

                                                  3. I just had a cordial phone call with Bill. He and Linda are happy and healthy and are doing a lengthly remodel of their Scottsdale home and living in a temporary home in Phoenix for about 14 months. He assures me that when they are back in their home I will have unfettered access to his wine cellar.
                                                    Mystery over, all's well that ends well! From e-mails, I know he has been a bit fatigued by the CH experience.

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                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                      No, no, no Veggo.

                                                      We must keep this thread active with daily posts until he notices it and responds.

                                                      You could just be *saying* you talked with him. I think you made it up...to cover for...

                                                      Proof of life or no ransom for Hunt.

                                                      Kaleo

                                                      1. re: kaleokahu

                                                        I always look forward to his remarks about my wine questions. Waiting for him to get back.

                                                      2. re: Veggo

                                                        if anything will take its toll, it is a remodeling job! very exhausting and frustrating.

                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                          Bill would get a kick that we are born the same day!
                                                          I believe I have first dibbs on the wine cellar.. ; )

                                                          Besos and Viva 916!!