We Sent apocralypse to Boston! (Tank is a sad panda)

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Who should be in Boston?

Mighty Jalapeno
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27%
Ren
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23%
bookishbunny
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13%
Tankengine
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10%
apocralypse
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27%
 
Total votes: 92

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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:44 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:Ok, Tankengine Ren Bookish and Mighty. Appeal to me. Tell me why I should vote for you.


Well, for one, I apparently will not take you out in a rowboat and shoot you if you vote for me, so that's good.

Also, I have never been to Boston, but I love baked beans, beer and seafood very much, so I think that would be an awesome experience to have.

Third, I am super-duper awesome and funny!

Fourth, MOD POWERZ. I will keep the rowdies under control and the bot-d00ds DELETEHD, online or off.

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Postby Ren » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:34 pm UTC

It doesn't say anywhere that I've been chosen. I'm just winning, which makes me happy.

CatProximity wrote:Ok, Tankengine Ren Bookish and Mighty. Appeal to me. Tell me why I should vote for you.

Didn't you see my adorably illustrated reasons here?
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Postby bookishbunny » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:42 pm UTC

Dang it! I lost my lead over Tank!
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Postby solarchem » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:34 am UTC

I had said 2 weeks, so we still have until Thursday of this week. Looks like a late surge from the mid-West contingent has made things interesting.
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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

I have seniority (and probably postcount, but I honestly pay very little attention to that) over all the other contestants. I have been a fora member for a very long time now (feels like a lifetime :wink: ), and am a well established and respected member of the community. In fact, I was responsible for http://fora.xkcd.com (see title).

Now that is a relevant accomplishment, if I do say so myself!
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:18 pm UTC

You just described Jack Thompson, too.

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Postby 3.14159265... » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

Is Jesster going?
If yes, then Ren wins by default.

I voted MJ, cause that guy is just made of pure win and xkcd.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:22 pm UTC

I can't go, remember?

But thanks :)

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Postby 3.14159265... » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:25 pm UTC

I havn't been reading :oops:

Why can't you go? That colbert thing, made me laugh so hard.

I am not going either so, yay communist style.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:30 pm UTC

LOL, just too busy, no passport, lots of hassle, pregnant wife, etc...

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Postby 3.14159265... » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:32 pm UTC

Pregnant wife is the only good reason.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:35 pm UTC

In many ways, you and I are very different people.

I'll try to go next year, I guess.

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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:31 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:You just described Jack Thompson, too.


Except I have made positive contributions.

Wow, I've never been compared to Jack Thompson before. I'm not really sure how to defend myself other than say, I think personal responsibility and liberty are infinitely more important and noble concepts than controlling the lives of individual citizens through legislated morality and censorship, which I think is despicable.

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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:37 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Fine, you can go. :)

Does that mean I get your votes? :wink:
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:39 pm UTC

I worked hard for those, I'm going to redeem them for Slurpees.

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Postby parkaboy » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:09 am UTC

btw i've folded about 130 cranes so far. in 3.5 days. i'm going to try to average 30 cranes a day. More if i can make it. i never explained WHY though...

It is japanese legend that folding 1000 cranes pleases the gods and the person who does so will be granted a wish. Since i have NO way of getting there on my own, my wish is to get to Boston somehow, so i can meet all of you guys. So i'm folding, and folding, and folding. If, somehow i win, the cranes will be presented to Solarchem for granting the wish.
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Postby Alisto » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:27 am UTC

apocralypse wrote:btw i've folded about 130 cranes so far. in 3.5 days. i'm going to try to average 30 cranes a day. More if i can make it. i never explained WHY though...

It is japanese legend that folding 1000 cranes pleases the gods and the person who does so will be granted a wish. Since i have NO way of getting there on my own, my wish is to get to Boston somehow, so i can meet all of you guys. So i'm folding, and folding, and folding. If, somehow i win, the cranes will be presented to Solarchem for granting the wish.


...wow.

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Postby solarchem » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

It looks like I'll be taking care of that.

Ren has committed to driving her fellow Molson drinking moose lovers, and Apocralypse is winning anyway, so there you go. Cranes for everyone!
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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:48 pm UTC

You bastards!!!

j/k Congrats apocralypse!

I am still not decided if I can go, with school and money issues, but the carpool from Dayton isn't too far away, so it's still possible.
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Postby parkaboy » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:53 am UTC

^___^ thank you, solarchem and everyone. i'm so excited!
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Postby ZeroSum » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:35 pm UTC

Can the first post contain links to each of the members' arguments for why they should be the one to go?

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Postby Belial » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:37 pm UTC

Considering the voting is over, it might be a bit late.
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Postby bookishbunny » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:48 pm UTC

Just for the record, I was the first one to offer to fold cranes. :cry:
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Postby Gordon » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:41 am UTC

I voted for Tank Engine because he's cool and Ren's already coming
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Postby Ren » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:36 am UTC

I'm going to put something in the title about how the Poll is Over and apocralypse won. Yes.
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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:22 pm UTC

Gordon wrote:I voted for Tank Engine because he's cool and Ren's already coming


Aww, shucks!

But, I still came in last place.

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Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:01 pm UTC

It's funny because Loserville kinda sounds like Louisville.

Which is what I'm sure you were going for, but I thought I'd point it out specifically.
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:35 pm UTC

Well, it looks like it, but it doesn't sound like it. (Unless of course, you are the kind of guy that doesn't say "loo-uh-vul", then it might.)

Actually that wasn't intentional. I only wish I were witty enough to think of that :D .
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Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:38 pm UTC

I pronounce it "lewwy" - ville.
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
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Postby TheTankengine » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:52 pm UTC

Gordon wrote:I pronounce it "lewwy" - ville.


It's a good thing you aren't on my lawn, or I just might be forced to kick you off of it.
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Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

Whatever you say... slugger

(get it.. Louiseville Slugger being a popular brand name..)

(ok I'll get off your lawn now)
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:49 pm UTC

Gordon, you sir are wit incarnate.

And what is this Louisville Slugger you speak of? And no, I'm not being sarcastic. Not at all.
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Postby MFHodge » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

Is it anything like a Cleveland Steamer?
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Postby Vaniver » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:Is it anything like a Cleveland Steamer?
It is not entirely unlike thy mater!

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Postby Gordon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

It's a baseball bat.
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby warhorse » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:18 pm UTC

Sorry, I'm not really into Pokemon.
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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:42 pm UTC

Thank you for that picture. Once again, I was not being sarcastic in the least.

And the bat at the museum/factory (which, unbelievably, is in Louisville) is much cooler. I'm pretty sure it's the largest bat in the world.

Behold:
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Postby Gordon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

Ya, they're supposed to be the like the best quality bats.. or at least they were at some point in time or something something....


*wanders off into the mist*
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Sprocket » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:07 pm UTC

but mighty won...
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