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Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:On this special of birthdays, let's all think of the twilight zone episode of our lives if Malcom had never been born.

You wouldn't be here right now reading this...

I know my life would be radically different. It's even scary to think about how different. No Poi for me. No summer vacations abroad. No UK friends. No wonderful girlie. Heck I even met all of my friends in New York through this site.

Not one thing in my life after 2001 would be at all the same. Nothing.

How very strange. frown

What an amazingly positive impact one person has had on so many lives. Thanks Malcom.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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GOLD Member since Aug 2004


Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Written by: NYC

What an amazingly positive impact one person has had on so many lives. Thanks Malcom.

How True! Thanks from me too Malcolm! hug

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


BRONZE Member since Apr 2002


Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:I often stop and think about
"What if i never got into poi" which has similar effects as "What if Malcolm was never born"

I don't know what i would be doing, or where i would be. Quite scary to think how much this site has impacted my life!

Thank you so much Malcolm hug

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:malcolm you have made so many people smile smile

thank you hug

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


GOLD Member since May 2004


Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:me too

hop has gotten me from the top to the bottom of ireland

ive met some of my best friends here, in my own country, thanks to this online home of poi

i've traveled to different countries and met hop people and will again and again

thanks malcolm


your right nyc, it is something to think about

Love is the law.


GOLD Member since Aug 2003


now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:It sure is something to think about! Its' staggering how much time I spend talking to people i would otherwise have never met!

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003


HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1027
Posted:Actually "Malcolm" was never meant to be, I was expected to be born a girl called "Mary".

No matter what has happened in our past, be it good or really bad, it has got us to where we are today and influenced the way we think and live.

As life goes on I appreciate how valuable it truly is, and the importance of friendship, family and love.

I've been asked what would I change if I could go back in time?

Nothing, not even the bad stuff.


If I had never been born.. you would now be on another poi website (possibly even in colour / not in shades of grey wink ) posting the same thoughts about someone else.

Family Trees are amazing for looking into our past. I wonder how fortunate we are all to be here thanks to our ancestors, many whom would have been in battles and wars. Without their will and strength to live (and a lot of luck dodging spears, bullets and disease) not even our grandparents would have been born or even the person who invented ice-cream frown .

Thanks Mum and Dad for making me hug hug

and thanks to all you people for making HOP the place it is

May your balls always burn


SILVER Member since Jan 2004


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
*hugs everybody* i love you guys!
hug hug hug


Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Malcolm, your mom and dad put you here, yes.

But YOU made you. And a fine job you did of it.


Happy Birthday, my friend.

And many, many, many more! hug2

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


BRONZE Member since Nov 2003


HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

Total posts: 425
Posted:I would like to thank Malcolm's Grandma's and Grandpa's for creating his mom and dad.

happy birthday

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.


SILVER Member since Sep 2004


Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:I found Poi after a small trip to a small shop in Covent Garden.

I found Home of Poi after a google to find out more about poi.

I posted a few silly thoughts.

I heard about a meet in Manchester.

I was inspired.

I'm going to Falmouth.

Without Malcolm, poi might have turned into a silly fad for me (as most things do), but the friendship and cameraderie I have experienced through HoP, and the inspiration from New Zealand has inspired me to make this performance art into a major part of my life.

Thanks Malcolm!
Im sure, like you said there would be other sites, but without your dedication and inspiration it wouldn't be the same. Not at all

hug and thanks



SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757

May you live as long as you want but never want as long as you may live.

Thanks for it all

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.


GOLD Member since Jul 2003


Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:mmm... Suppose I'd get thrashed for calling you Mary from now on?

I love the site. Keep up the good work and such. Poi has such a much broader base from your efforts.

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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SILVER Member since Sep 2003


slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:ditto everyone else... smile

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


SILVER Member since Aug 2001


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted:Here here!!

Indirectly, Malcolm has not only facilitated my finding the burningman community, but also eased my trasitions when moving to South Africa and Germany, as well as making all my trips in the last 4 years much more enjoyable due to being able to find fellow poi and fire performers wherever I go. He is also reponsible for me meeting several of my closest friends.

for he's a jolly good fellow,

for he's a jolly good fellow,


kiss hug


Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia

Total posts: 358
Posted:that was a veeeeery scary name to a thread.. the whole WORLD would not be the same without malcolm...

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.


GOLD Member since Aug 2004


HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:I thanks Malcom's great great great grandparents who made malcolms great great gransparents who made his great grandparents who made is grandparents who made his parents who almost made him Mary, lucky he wasnt, this could have been called Cottage of Poi or something.

Amazing job Malcome thanks again, hope you had a good birthday biggrin, and i like the grey!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


GOLD Member since Aug 2004


Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Mine is green.......... I changed it with the little thingamydodat on my preferances page.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


GOLD Member since Apr 2004


Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:mine is like skuld's smile

Can you imagine the amount of work that would get done in offices worldwide though? productivity would be about 150% above what it is now ubblol

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"


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