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Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
January 01, 2023, 04:43:29 AM
Happy New Year gabbers!
I hope everyone has a great 2023!
Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
November 13, 2022, 10:34:00 PM
Thanks Albrecht, it was an interesting experience, for sure. Amazing progress occurred for me as soon as I got out of a city, and state, that I basically had to join them, or be beaten by them. California! In Oregon I am housed, fed, driving, and way late on all my bills... I have achieved the American dream!  lol
Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
November 13, 2022, 06:21:20 AM
Happy Silly Goofy Monster Intergalactic News, Ep. 1!
Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
November 10, 2022, 04:26:36 PM
Hello BG'rs I hope ya'll are how you are!
Time Travel to my show with Art on Spotify, deep link to approx beginning of show, I start soon after this time:

I'll stop back after a while, working on fun stuff!

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
January 01, 2021, 02:28:03 AM
Happy new year Bellgab!
Standing by to go live from the only clean corner of my little one-room studio!
Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Mr. Fidget
August 16, 2020, 12:23:35 AM
Thanks pate, and other well-wishers. I'm doing well, focusing on building my art studio. I plan on having a consistent online presence in the near future. I'll stop back with details, when available.

Keep on gabbn'

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
July 04, 2018, 02:20:07 PM
I wonder if Art had any sock puppet accounts?

If so I imagine he wouldn't bequeath the logins, being such a "private person".

The question is who else stopping existing on BellGab after the fateful Friday the 13th?

Chopping chain for a custom order a while back.
Quote from: Jackstar on May 08, 2018, 02:34:20 PM
Staying the fuck off Bellgab is actually a remarkably positive indicator.

Looks like you hit it out of the park on this one.
Yesterday's mat cut:
Quote from: Sean92008 on June 26, 2018, 03:49:10 PM
Sent a DM!

This is the four piece set I can provide for $25, including domestic shipping. Just have about a dozen until I get more chain.
A couple pics... a recent mat cut, and healthy crop o' fidgets.
   I'm still not sure if I'll be able to handle Bart Ell's rigorous world tour schedule, but nobody argues with a guy who shows up in a brinks truck to drop off "the satchel".

Those checkbook bidders just turn tail, and bail.

   When faced with a map of every remaining payphone near a grocery store, and 23 tons of quarters to cover expenses... even the most dedicated advocate of "on the scene overnight reporting from payphones in grocery store parking lots" could be intimidated.

Quote from: Chocolate coated jackboot on May 06, 2017, 07:48:40 AM
Fidgets are now "wildly popular?"
Did Mr. Fidget rip this woman off or vice-versa?

   I was making and selling a keyring ring with chain rollers on it wrapped around a skate bearing to spin in the hand (verifyable by collectors who have them) since the late 90's. I've never talked to that lady that I know of, and I most definitely did not copy her.
   What actually happened was people liked and bought fidgets, but they last for decades... so I had to branch out into different models and people who liked them could get another one, thus I make enough to get by. I basically played with chain like Legos, and discovered some basic "circle recipes" that people liked.
   Who invented the first handheld conservation of momentum apparatus within a circular orbit... I'm not sure.

I'd guess it was neither her, or I.

Quote from: Liberace on May 04, 2017, 05:39:28 AM
He sent me my six fidgets.

Thanks, Mr. Fidget!

Glad to oblige, I hope they've served you well.

Quote from: chefist on May 16, 2017, 09:53:53 PM
Mr Fidget Being Sued???

Yeah, that's a whole different kind of thing than what I make...  my fidgets are not for internal use.

Quote from: Jackstar on April 29, 2018, 11:31:07 PM
This thread is not getting the resurrection it craves.

Heh, dredge me up out of the swamp have you?

Quote from: albrecht on May 02, 2018, 10:04:18 PM
Not ONE tribute show to Art mentioned Mr.Fidget. Much to my dismay. The one confirmed real caller turned guest, sorta, and a part of some of what made the old show, and Art, so great. I hope Mr.Fidget is doing well and future Art Tributes mention him. Amd if you are reading Mr.Fidget: keep on fidgeting.
   Of course, they all ignored me the whole time while he was alive, why would they want to quit ignoring me now?

They think it's working

Quote from: Dr. MD MD on May 03, 2018, 05:38:37 PM
When I saw this thread in new posts I was like, Oh, wow! A new fidget post. The last thing I remember him posting here was that he was selling some of his art (which looked really cool). It would be nice to hear from him and about him again.

I'll try not to provide too much of a good thing.

Quote from: Jackstar on May 08, 2018, 02:34:20 PM
Staying the fuck off Bellgab is actually a remarkably positive indicator.

All good things...

Quote from: chefist on May 08, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
Winner of chatroom shout outs last month...Fister Midget...

I missed out on the win? Can I still donate my Bart Bucks to charity?

Quote from: Dr. MD MD
link=topic=1643.msg1206880#msg1206880 date=1525821975

You can never argue with Jack's logic.  :)

Yes, but can you add to it?
Beyond the petty who is a great big why.

Quote from: whoozit on May 08, 2018, 04:38:02 PM
I bought some fidgets off him about a year and a half ago.  I hope he is doing well.

I hope your gifts were well received, and I apologize for the slight variance amongst your fidgets... I scrounged the parts from my bottom of the barrel chain scraps.

Thanks again, your order was a huge help at the time.

Some of you gabbers are ok in my book. ;)
Quote from: Sean92008 on June 25, 2018, 07:21:05 PM
I believe you can directly complain to Amazon and start asserting your rights. If you don't, they'll walk all over you.

   It's complicated, and because I could have legal recourse doesn't mean I'll seek it. I truly want fidgets to be available to people who either want or need them, whatever the source.

   It's more of a Title 42 Lanham Act thing, the likelyhood of confusion of him calling himself the "Fidgetman", when that's what Art and so many others called me. I could also persue art sculpture copyright if I chose, but really he's just one of many imitations. I'm lucky I was able (and still am able) to make stuff neat enough other people would even bother. I'm still sailing forward, he's just riding my wake.

    I respect the people copying me who don't lie about "their inventon". I posted the screenshot of his original site here before, it is attached again. On the old site fidgetman(dot)com he had admitted in his about page that he bought my simple work, and it was his "favorite new toy". Then he went about copying one of my more complex double ring rotator fidgets he had seen when he got the simple one. I found him selling fidgets and met with him, told him my story, and that his name was a confusion... then he switched to "fidgetland". Going on abc's SharkBowl as "Fidgetman" was/is actionable.

I've got a while till the statue of limitations, or so I'm told by the team... ::)
Quote from: albrecht on June 25, 2018, 08:33:56 PM
Cool stuff. I think they are intended as art for themselves but with the texture I think one could also make prints from those carved mat boards? I haven't checked (old phone) but does the QR code cut map "work" as such and what does it say or direct one's website to? Able to get any of your map work or Fidgets into any galleries  or museums yet? They deserve it, considering crap I've seen in some.

ps: keep on Fidgeting!

The QR code does scan, it reads as plain text:

"The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year. Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase. Over the longer term, the rate of increase is a bit more uncertain, although there is no reason to believe it will not remain nearly constant for at least 10 years." ~Gordon Moore

It is the third in a series that diminishes in size and increases in complexity...  it actually physically illustrates the often misunderstood "Moore's Law" in a way I hoped people could better understand. I got permission of the Moore Foundation to cut it, and if I ever do get a piece (or series) into a museum... I'd hope this would be the one.

I took a year off bellgab, it was nice, I cut this train from a stock vector I found online... it's representative of my continued perseverance.

I can't make bellgab a daily thing again...

(hold your applause)

but I'll be around from time to time.  :)

Quote from: Mr. Fidget on June 25, 2018, 05:30:17 PM
Tough to navigate the whole post Art era around here.

Art, George, Heather, Dave... as I see it none of them ever came through for me... or the listeners.

I'm going to have to go with Bart Ell for the win.

"He gets it."

I have to amend this, Dave has had no part in failing me or the listeners... that I am aware of. I think I included him simply because it's still a Keith thing, and I do believe Keith was involved very sporadically by my emailing him to no avail... just like all the other contact avenues I've explored just trying to tell the whole story, and show my documentation.

I've no beef with Dave, he's on the payroll of the team I had a beef with, I suppose.

Where is the beef?

There is no beef.

(Keep on' gabbing)
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on June 25, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
Cool stuff, Mr. Fidget! I dig your style. 8)
Quote from: albrecht on June 25, 2018, 06:13:17 PM
;D ;D ;D
Hope you are doing well Mr.Fidget.  I still shake my head and mutter under my breath when I see these fake fidgets being sold in convenience stores or given away as a marketing gimmick for some company.
ps: Keep on Fidgeting!

Thanks albrecht, I've really liked making fidgets, and I still do. Right now I'm focused on mat board art, but when I do that enough I'll eventually get my fidget Etsy shop going. There could be some legal recourse available for my most recent blatant copycat... Fidgetland, going on SharkTank with a design nearly identical to one I'd sent to Art 20 years ago, calling himself "Fidgetman" claiming the inventon of my double ring rotator fidget... gaul that has paid off for him by getting a deal from Barbara Corcoran... she got played.

The top beach scene I cut this morning, I'm not really missing breaking bicycle chain apart today, but it'll happen. The QR code is part of a three piece series of the quote from Gordon Moore that lead to Moore's Law.

I do keep on fidgeting, but mat board art is my main thing now.
Quote from: GravitySucks on June 25, 2018, 05:41:40 PM
His store is always out of stock so it must be a popular estore.
He was going to hand select me to oversee fulfillment,
but his people's people got in a beef with my people's people over the exuberant bonus structure, and they still haven't told either of us. Nobody can argue with a complete lack of communication's clause.

Quote from: Bart Ell on June 25, 2018, 05:52:44 PM
#LEGACY Mr, Fidget.
I will add your audio to the station.
Feel free to self promote and future ones.
I share the wealth that is my popularity with millions of listeners in 850 countries
Thanks, I trimmed it up a bit as an edit, re-uploaded & replaced the draft I first posted.

I think I can not ship out, anything you don't want to not ship out yourself. I have a lot of experience not shipping, but lately I started shipping again for real, so... I might have to practice a bit.
Tough to navigate the whole post Art era around here.

Art, George, Heather, Dave... as I see it none of them ever came through for me... or the listeners.

I'm going to have to go with Bart Ell for the win.

"He gets it."
Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
May 22, 2017, 01:51:00 AM
Quote from: malachi.martini 🍸 on May 22, 2017, 01:11:23 AM
From Art's Facebook:

"Was nice to finally meet mr. Fidget (after all this time)! I am proud to announce that we're partnering with C.Crane to bring you the best darn fidgets ever made. We didn't go into this lightly, wait until you see these things move.
Good one, although I can plainly state.... fake news.

In regards to meeting with or speaking to me, Art seems to have some inexplicable phobia. I'm over it, and he is "in the dark" about what I'm up to... which is significant.

The 20th anniversary approaches, there will be news.

Quote from: albrecht on May 03, 2017, 10:13:34 PM
I say 'fake news' I think Mr.Fidget was on before this (or was this the first time? I forget.) In any event possibly my favorite C2C show ever. Because the original guest was a real trip and Art was in the finest form. And...then...the classic Mr.Fidget stuff and random people at the payphone. Great stuff and classic radio. I will stick with Mr.Fidget, not this other lady, but there are times where people in different places mutually develop ideas via different methods (calculus.)
ps: Mr.Fidget, if you are reading, try to comment on these 'fake news' sites and, as always, keep on fidgeting and developing your other art work. You need to get in a gallery and get recognition for your stuff.
The funny thing is 20+ years ago I put 23 bike chain rollers on a 1" keyring, then pressed a skate bearing into the center. They spun well, popular while I made them. Too many parts to be consistently made, and really limited "fidgetability" as far as I'm concerned. You can look through the center of the bearings, and see nifty concentric light rings... people liked that. 

   Next time I make one I'll post a pic.
   I've enjoyed my more than 40 day sabbatical away from Bellgab. I've gotten a lot done, and had some substantial breakthroughs.

I cut all these (and many more) matboards:
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   This is the stopwatch I used (twenty years ago in August) to "time the ring" and get through to Art's show an unprecedented three consecutive broadcasts. That course of events culminated in Art's impromptu three hour interview with me (and his listeners who came to find me) on a payphone... in a parking lot:

   Although Art, George, and all "parties corporate" stonewalled me for decades... my forthcoming twentieth anniversary antics will tell the whole story so well that my stopwatch will be a Golden Palace level collectable... right up there with Jesus on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: BellGabathon 2017
April 04, 2017, 06:00:25 PM
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I'm going to have to offer up a strong tentative potentially affirmative equivocation in regards to Bellgabathon 2017 participation.

Date and time are amongst the variables that elude my cognizance.

I'll need these variables revealed, a hazmat suit, earplugs, and a popemobile.

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It looks like the planning committee is getting along splendidly:
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<edit> It looks like no attachments is a hardware issue on my phone.

Problem solved.
Test post from alternate w/o attachment.
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