Re: UnfoggeDCon 2.0

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I like the oblique message of the photo: Pedophiles Welcome!


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:46 AM
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We wouldn't want you to feel left out, Tim.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:49 AM
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Well played, madam.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:50 AM
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That's a great picture.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:57 AM
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It is a great pic.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:07 AM
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That's PK, right?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:08 AM
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Bave wins.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:09 AM
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How long has Thomas Friedman operated the Bave Dee franchise?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:17 AM
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I was just disturbed by the same thing. Is this some oblique way of announcing an intent to grow a moustache?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:23 AM
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There never was any Thomas Friedman. It's been Bave all along.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:25 AM
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Basically, Christmas is the only time in the year I get to go home to see my family. Last year and this year, this keeps me from the con. Is there any opportunity for a smaller meetup for people already in the DC area?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:26 AM
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11: You mean some time around the 'Con, or some time any time?


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:29 AM
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Is there any opportunity for a smaller meetup for people already in the DC area?

We call this "Tuesday".


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:29 AM
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12: Yeah, anytime.

13: Bring it on.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:31 AM
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We're your family now, Minivet. Don't fight it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:34 AM
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gabba! gabba!


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:35 AM
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I don't get the Bave==>Friedman joke. What's PK got to do with it? (Which may be explained by the fact that I try to avoid reading Friedman most of the time.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:36 AM
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For some reason Bave's name has a link to Thomas Friedman at the NYT rather than to his usual blog, the Great Whatsit.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:37 AM
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Ah, thanks. I'm not prone to routinely mousing over signatures.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:40 AM
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Sorry, I was pranking my colleague down the hall. Tom's a big fan of the site, by the way.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:45 AM
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mrh and I are plannign to drive down together from Boston/Rhode Island. I think that there would be space for at least one other New Englander.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:03 AM
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21- If I go I was thinking of flying (Sat monring, Sunday afternoon) to minimize travel time. What schedule are you looking at? I'm also still uncertain about going at all, the whole leaving the family to meet internet people thing remains an issue.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:11 AM
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15 to 22


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:29 AM
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Despite her claims that she keeps a filthy house, that's a mighty shiny table.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:32 AM
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Delurking to mention that this blog gets a reading level of "elementary school" here. Not what I expected.


Posted by: Goofyfoot | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:37 AM
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Mine got "high school."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:41 AM
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Waste got "genius."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:42 AM
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That analyzer seems a little sketchy- saiselgy gets "college grad" (seems about right) but I don't see how atrios gets "genius."


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:44 AM
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My blog got high school, but if you enter in my splash page that has nothing much on it besides a redirect to the front page, it comes up as genius.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:44 AM
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PK's got way longer hair that that little boy. And maybe the table's shiny because it's covered in spilled milk or something.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:46 AM
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Mine got elementary school. Yay me and Unfogged! Accessibility counts!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:46 AM
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It's kind of addictive to run blogs through that thing. Tim Burke and Matt Weiner also get "genius." TPM gets "junior high."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:49 AM
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poor man got "postgrad" - must be the football.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:50 AM
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Mine got high school.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 10:51 AM
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mrh and I are plannign to drive down together from Boston/Rhode Island. I think that there would be space for at least one other New Englander.

Indeed! More the merrier.

However, there is a chance that my cousins from Israel might be visiting with their newborn twins, in which case I would probably have to do an overnight stay with my aunt and uncle outside Philly, and it would be awkward to explain all the blogfriends. I'm working out the details now, and I hope it doesn't screw up the UnfoggedCarpool.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 11:21 AM
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I thought that Bave Dee was Friedman because his remark about PK was double-referring to Paul Krugman. It didn't make sense, except when you consider B.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 11:25 AM
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I will be at in DC Dec 28-29-30 (at Marcus's) and will be at the Flophouse party. After the 30th I don't know where I'll be and haven't bought my return ticket yet. I'd hope to stay in DC or NYC for a few more days but don't have housing and can't afford a hotel.

I'm very open to meeting people away from the party, which I presume won't be terrible conducive to quiet talk.

Portland people, I'll be in Portland Dec 6-28 approximately, and will spend some time with Jesus. Get in touch if you'll be in Portland. Higgins on Broadway is on the schedule.

On my way back from the East I'll pass through Minneapolis and may visit Frowner and others there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 12:27 PM
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37: the beginning should be conducive to talking and whatnot...we're not blasting music or anything. the drum offs, flak-jacket-punching, shirtlessness and crazy drunken revelry comes later.

just a general note: if you are coming, it is important to send an email to the address posted above. it's how we're gathering email addresses to send out an evite including the address and other info later on.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:30 PM
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Portland people, I'll be in Portland Dec 6-28 approximately

I'll be in the PNW from the 15th to the 31st. It's looking like a pretty full schedule until Christmas, but my wife has to head back on the 26th from PDX, so I'd have a pretty good shot at making a Portland meetup if it were happening between the 26th and 30th.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:38 PM
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Okay, I sent an e-mail and definitely want to be included on the e-vite, but I need to make back up transportation arrangements for the reasons that mrh mentioned above.

If anyone from the NYC area is interested in driving let me know. I could easily take a Chinatown bus there.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:48 PM
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I'm moving to New York in a couple of weeks (although I haven't found a place to live yet or bought a ticket) so there's a chance I'll actually head down to DC for this.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:50 PM
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Rrrr -- my plans aren't locked in, but there's a fair shot Buck and I will be driving down in a station wagon, so we could offer a ride. But I don't want to promise because plans could change.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:51 PM
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I'm moving to New York in a couple of weeks

That's good news. Any details you're willing to share?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 1:57 PM
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Any details you're willing to share?

That if someone knows of anyone looking for a roommate in the area I'd be interested to know about it?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:00 PM
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shirtlessness . . . comes later

So if you want to see catherine topless, be prepared to stay late.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:11 PM
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and will spend some time with Jesus.

It's about time you got religion.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:13 PM
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45: more like w-lfs-n.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:16 PM
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I thought Armsmasher's complaint was that catherine was always topless.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:17 PM
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PK's got way longer hair that that little boy

That's a girl, B.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:23 PM
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48: their (smasher and yglz) official complaint is that sometimes i am in the house in a sports bra after running. JEEZ. SORRY! just wait till unfoggedcon and you have to see all the topless dudes again. sports bras won't seem so bad then.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:40 PM
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Dudes in sports bras would seem very bad.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:43 PM
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My niece happened to see me topless once and begged me to put on a shirt. If there's any inappropriate toplessness at DCon, a can avenge it with even more inappropriate toplessness.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 2:45 PM
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49: Sexist.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 4:21 PM
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Cross-posting from another thread.

Proposal: During UnfoggeDCon weekend, we should spend some time at the Brickskeller, D.C.'s land of a thousand beers.

(Unless someplace better for beer sampling has opened since my day.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 4:50 PM
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land of a thousand beers

Too hoity-toity to serve Pabst on tap, I see.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 6:06 PM
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Too hoity-toity to serve Pabst on tap, I see.

They don't even have taps in the main section; they only recently added them to a smaller upstairs bar. It's all bottles & cans.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 6:10 PM
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51: Sexist. What if they need the support for running? Er, waddling?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 6:20 PM
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I have broached the idea of coming to UnfoggeDCon 2.0 with Mrs. Ruprecht. She's going to think it over. She did emphasize that under no circumstances was I to go alone.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 6:58 PM
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12 (Smasher): So, yes? no? place? time?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:02 PM
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Wowzers.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:11 PM
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How old is the Brickskeller? I may have been there in the prehistoric era.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:16 PM
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61: At least 20+ years, quite possibly considerably longer.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:20 PM
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Can't remember the name, though that sounds right, but I went to a brick skeller type-place in 1967.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:32 PM
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Opened in 1957.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 7:36 PM
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I think that might be MY remote in the foreground and I WOULD LIKE IT BACK!


Posted by: Herr Torquewrench | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:15 PM
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Is that your kid too?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 8:22 PM
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beer! sign me up. I'll be around the week leading up to the party as well, so if anyone wants to come out to western Loudoun...


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 11-13-07 9:57 PM
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From the autobiography of Lincoln Steffens:

I was a pretty boy with lovely long blond curls.

Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 3:28 AM
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Yeah, I was there in 1967. Nice place, but I might not be able to go back. My friend spilled his beer in my lap, so I threw mine in his face. Hopefully the same waitress won't be there this time.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 4:49 AM
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My friend spilled his beer in my lap, so I threw mine in his face.

Emerson's gonna be a hoot at UnfoggeDCon, isn't he?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:35 AM
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Just don't spill beer on my lap, AWB.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:38 AM
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I will keep my beer in a sippy cup.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:41 AM
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People may think that I've mellowed after four decades, but no. I'm still youthful in spirit.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:48 AM
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Depending on what else our hosts have in mind, I would propose a Beers of the World outing either Friday late afternoon (it's vacation, after all). Friday night will be too crowded, Saturday's the party, Sunday's the recovery.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 6:07 AM
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Oh man, brickskeller was my favorite hangout in high school. No I'll be there on Friday, though.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 7:25 AM
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Has anyone got any further with hotel bookings yet? I'm considering flying down because my imaginary internet friend in NYC isn't around between Christmas and the New Year so we might go to NYC earlier so as to see her whilst we're there. Is anyone still after a hotel roommate?


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 12:45 PM
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I would propose a Beers of the World outing either Friday late afternoon (it's vacation, after all).

My flight doesn't get in until around 4, so this wouldn't work for me.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 12:53 PM
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77: You'll just get a hindstart on us, teo.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 1:37 PM
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I suspect I'm in the same boat as Teo. An evening event not at the Brickskeller would be great. Especially because I might be refused admission.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 4:54 PM
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Honestly, I'm not sure I'll be up for anything Friday night after having spent all day in transit.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 4:57 PM
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Here's the thing -- there are a lot more people coming a day early than there were last year. There aren't any "official" events other than the actual UnfoggeDCon party. Last year some people organized themselves into groups of various activites -- some went museuming, some went to bars, etc. -- and not everybody did everything. Given the number of people in town, I'm sure there will be even more options than before. All of these were just informal get-togethers and weren't planned far in advance. I don't think we need to start stressing about things to do on Friday and Saturday yet. Surely there will be activities but the details of that stuff can be left open until later in the game.

We'll put some threads up for people to coordinate stuff closer to the party. It's over a month away. While it's good to start thinking about plans, at this point it's not much more than speculation. We don't even have a final list of who is coming yet. And remember that everybody doesn't have to go to everything -- if some people want to plan a wild drunken night out, they can do that and others can plan to meet for a quiet dinner. Or everyone can do dinner and then others can drink after. Or you can arrange something private with a cute-sounding commenter you've been flirting with. Anything you want. Go nuts.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:06 PM
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Oh, also - despite my "eh, don't worry about it yet" comment above, I do appreciate the people who are taking the lead in thinking about other activities. We'll, of course, want to hang out as much as we can but I know last year K & C & I had to bow out of some things for beer runs, party prep, etc. Knowing everyone is entertained and not sitting around bored thinking we suck for not playing tour guide is a big help.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 5:20 PM
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The Brickskellar business model seems to be based around asserting that they have tons and tons of beers available, but then when you try to order they're out of everything. Always.

Also: this year I promise to show up to the party at my house in a timely manner.


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:39 PM
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sitting around bored thinking we suck for not playing tour guide

Becks, you've expressed this sentiment before, and it always baffles me (like, for example, when you tell me I'm a delightful houseguest for not requiring anything [bats eyelashes]). Are there really people who show up to a place and expect to be ferried about and entertained? Especially when they're not even staying with you? People be crazy.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:43 PM
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83.2: yeah, punk! I look forward to meeting you (IF I SHOW WHICH Y'KNOW WHO KNOWS).

82: I wouldn't sweat it. Lots to see and do in your town, and unfoggeteers are a resourceful bunch. Maybe give out a free wi-fi map?

Of course I may yet be banned for MEAN.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:44 PM
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You'll be banned just to distract me momentarily, Sifu. Don't think reasonable justification is required.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:57 PM
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McTweety is a jackass.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:57 PM
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I am filled with shame and validation.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:58 PM
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Um, I meant "MC Tweety".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:59 PM
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And "jack of all trades".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 9:59 PM
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Are there really people who show up to a place and expect to be ferried about and entertained?

Yep, I've had that houseguest and I've had the people in town who expect to be entertained 24/7 even if they're not staying with me. But mostly I think it's just guilt and an internal pressure to show someone a good time when they're in town. Hell, I kept apologizing to my mother this weekend for not being a better hostess and showing her more around the city when (1) she's seen the city and (2) I was sick. I even kept apologizing for the Broadway strike!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:00 PM
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And woo Saiselgy!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:01 PM
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And woo Saiselgy!

Do not want. Saiselgy is not a cute-sounding commenter I've been flirting with.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:07 PM
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I think I detect an unintended implication in your comment there, b-dub.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:10 PM
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I'm so glad you're fobbing off all those other annoying people so you'll be able to devote your full attentions to entertaining me when I'm in town, Becks. Very thoughtful of you.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:11 PM
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Don't tell me you haven't noticed the frisson whenever we meet, ogged.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:12 PM
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You never flirt with me anymore, Ben.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:13 PM
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Sorry he's so dense, Ben. I know you've tried. "Ogged, can you help me carry these groceries up to my apartment."


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:13 PM
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He probably noticed the blush. I just wanted to enhance my cheekbones!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:15 PM
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I think it's just that you're possessed of an irremediable sadness, ogged.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:16 PM
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Adorably irremediable!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:17 PM
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Satisfyingly irremediable.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:17 PM
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It's the emo schlong. Chicks dig it.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:17 PM
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Irremediably priapic.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:19 PM
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104: But ogged has whiskey priapism.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:19 PM
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And as it turns out, ogged's emo schlong only exists on FaceBook, and doesn't think you treat your friends very nicely, Sifu.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:21 PM
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Oh ogged, you irremediably irredeemabe irredentist.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:22 PM
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Ogged's rallying cry, as he begins to follow Emerson's path: virginitas irredenta!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:24 PM
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My sadness is totally remediable . . . laydeez.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:24 PM
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106: what is this "facebook" you speak of? What is this "schlong"? What are these "friends"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:24 PM
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Speaking of facebook, teofilo's page is very square. He could take a lesson from my page. For example, it is unbelievably long because I refuse to separate the titles of movies by commas instead of by having each on a separate line.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:25 PM
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Are you all quite finished?


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Where'd my name go? 112 was me.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:40 PM
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He could take a lesson from my page. For example, it is unbelievably long because I refuse to separate the titles of movies by commas instead of by having each on a separate line.

I fail to see how your second sentence provides any support for your first. My profile is square because I'm square, and also because I've barely changed it since I first signed up and refuse to add any of those damnable applications.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:41 PM
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I'm allowed to have a square Facebook page because I'm old and tired and people are just impressed that when born before 1980 has one. You, young Teo, should have a pimped out page. Yes, applications are completely fucking stupid but SuperPoking or Zombie Biting or Scrabulousing or Movie Comparing with some chick gets her interacting with you, which could get you laid.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:45 PM
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I take exception to 115!!!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:49 PM
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The old person part or the using Zombie biting to get laid part?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:55 PM
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You like SuperPoke?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:56 PM
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Or maybe the impressed part.


Posted by: NĂ¡pi | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 10:56 PM
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Not using applications is just my little way of protesting the creeping MySpaceization of Facebook.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:00 PM
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C'mon, not even Scrabulous?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:01 PM
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My facebook profile implements "Scrofulous", if by "facebook profile" you mean "life", and by "implements" you mean "is plagued by".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:02 PM
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I'm really surprised that Scrabulous has become so popular. What's so great about it?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:02 PM
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I added the iSomething application that lets me put song clips on my page. They randomly rotate. I probably wouldn't have added it if I had realized that the clips were not the entire songs, but now it's too late.

Also "Where I've Been", which at least might make someone realize that we have something in common, or something.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:03 PM
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"Where I've Been" actually looks pretty cool, and is one of the few applications I would consider adding if I added applications. But I have my principles.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:05 PM
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It's all been downhill since Friendster.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:06 PM
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protesting the creeping MySpaceization of Facebook

Racist!


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All the LOLZOMBIE crap is a waste of time. You got bitten! Who cares, it's exactly the same thing as getting "poked", except with some kind of meaningless context that you didn't even create.

Better to send them a message saying "You have been bitten!" and then explain your principles.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:07 PM
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My facebook profile implements "Scrofulous", if by "facebook profile" you mean "life", and by "implements" you mean "is plagued by".

One can be plagued by scrofula, or by scrofulous people.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:08 PM
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Better to send them a message saying "You have been bitten!" and then explain your principles.

Exactly. I fail to see how any of this crap is superior to just sending a message.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:08 PM
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129: way to latch on to the single point that had been bugging me since I posted 122. Scrofulous is an application, dammit.

Just... just add a "the".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:09 PM
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129, I think what he was trying to say is that he has this neighbor who goes by the name of "Scrofulous", who is totally uncool.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:09 PM
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Hey guys, what's going on?


Posted by: Scrofulous | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:10 PM
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Oh crap, no we don't have any weed to sell you, Scrof, it's all been held up at the border. Do you mind? I was just about to get some sleep.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:11 PM
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Oh, I was just going to ask if I could freebase some of your benzoyl peroxide.


Posted by: Scrofulous | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:16 PM
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123: What's so great about it?

Nothing in particular. It's just a way to play Scrabble with your friends. Some people find that sort of thing to be fun. Perhaps it just seems great because of the general suckitude of the rest of the applications, with the further exception of the "HOW SEXY IS YOUR NAME? Calculator". My name was determined to be "Very, very sexy," IIRC.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:18 PM
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"HOW SEXY IS YOUR NAME? Calculator" says:

Barak Uk - 125
Ervin Parayaoan - 113
Geraldine Aragon - 232


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:27 PM
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It's just a way to play Scrabble with your friends. Some people find that sort of thing to be fun.

That does actually sound pretty cool, and I'm surprised there aren't more applications like that. Or are there and I just don't know about them?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:28 PM
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Whoa, which of those names is yours?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:28 PM
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How sexy do you think destroyer is?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:31 PM
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138: There's this one application where you message people and eventually have sex with them (maybe).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:37 PM
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141: Do you mean the "message" function on the site? I've got that. Doesn't seem to be working, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:39 PM
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Whoa, which of those names is yours?

None. I have a very white name, though, so it scored in the low 200s.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:39 PM
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142: Yeah, that's the one. Sorry, bro. Call tech support. (Again.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:43 PM
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Nah, I think I'll just fiddle with it a bit.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:44 PM
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I'll join facebook when they add an application that performs scapulamancy.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:45 PM
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The mechanism by which the messaging app gets you laid is that eventually you get to know the tech support chick really well, and then one thing leads to etc.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:45 PM
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Shoulder-blade based magic?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:46 PM
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Er, "Shoulder blade–based magic?".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:47 PM
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I'm not surprised I spelled that incorrectly.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:47 PM
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Watching ben teach counsel teo how to get laid is like watching a blind slug leading a dead horse to drink in sandbox.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:49 PM
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Shoulder blade-based magic?

Yes.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:49 PM
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You can beat a dead horse to water but you can't make it drink.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:50 PM
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151 is mean. Stanley is banned.

Also funny as hell.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:51 PM
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You can lead a horticulture, but you can't lead her to teo, because he would have wandered off.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:51 PM
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You could lead her to teo, but no one ever seems to try.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:52 PM
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Watching ben teach counsel teo

Watching Stanley attempt to write a grammatical sentence of English is to be reminded that percussionists are not to be treated harshly but merely pitied.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-14-07 11:56 PM
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Sifu--Are you planning to go to DC? If so, how do you want to get there? I am trying to figure out super cheap options. Carpooling seemed (seems yet?) like the best option, but there is the very real possibility that mrh won't make it.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:00 AM
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157: ben's just bitter because I wouldn't teach him the rhythm method. (Didn't have the heart to tell him it wasn't really a drum thing.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:01 AM
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"Yoryis Yatromanola" got a sexiness score of 321. Just imagine if the applet was advanced enough to include his entire name! Now that's sexy.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:04 AM
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158: I don't even have a car. Besides, I live in fake Boston.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:08 AM
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More research is urgently required. Any program which can give Parayaoan a score of 113 and Yatromanola a score of 321 fascinates me.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:09 AM
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157 is a tendentious reading. Obviously, stanley was implying that teo is representing you in sex court.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:10 AM
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You have to look at the total sexy name in the total sexy situation, destroyer, by which I mean you can't look merely at the surname.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:10 AM
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So what are the characteristics of an actual sexy name? The only names that I can think of that are particularly sexy are those of people who have had sex with me.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:14 AM
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If that's correct, we must discount Cryptic Ned's data point.

Besides: Ervin? Hot.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:14 AM
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For instance, I know a girl named Wilhelmina. I want to have sex with her because she was named after the Kaiser.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:15 AM
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Okay, let's see then.

People who have had sex with me (3rd base or beyond):

192
314
284
185

Not too shabby. I am using this applet, though. And I think the radar gun is exaggerating a bit. For example, it gave "Ervin Parayoan" a 265.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:18 AM
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fjlkasd ffofvjln is absolutely smokin', with a 355.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:24 AM
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I once made out with a girl whose last name was Schenk but pronounced "Skank" (she informed me). Does the name scorer take non-standard pronunciations into account?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:29 AM
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Sam Ervin - 174
Senator Sam Ervin - 325

Kissinger was right, what an aphrodisiac!


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402
243
266
388
327

Yet the best sex was the 243 and 266; the 402 was barely even sex. If I were an economist I'd deduce something ridiculous from this.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:30 AM
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Larry Craig - 172
David Vitter - 200
Mark Foley - 216


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:37 AM
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Adolph Hitler:
Your Name Score Is 262
Your Name Is Too Too Sexy! ;)


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:41 AM
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Adolf Hitler, meanwhile, only garners a 228.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 12:48 AM
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However, PPPP McPPP gets a 48. Is there an additive property of Name-Sexihood?


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:08 AM
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Another datum: the 402 girl (the highest score I've seen on this thread) shared a name with a prominent crime family.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:09 AM
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"Michael Vanderwhee" got 416.


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:12 AM
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It seems that each letter is assigned a value, and your sexiness is the sum.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:31 AM
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179: Congratulations, you have reverse-engineered sexy. You may now assign your children infinite sexiness.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:39 AM
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On the topic of facebook, this status made me ill:

[Girl missing from class today]
is rip grandpa :(.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 1:45 AM
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Oh, and don't tell anybody. We must not allow a sexy gap.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 2:14 AM
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I'm waiting for the first person I know to announce that they're pregnant by means of the Facebook status.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 6:43 AM
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181 - very sad.

183 - a friend (actually an exboyfriend) of mine just announced his engagement on Facebook. Seemed to take a lot of people by surprise!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 9:31 AM
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181: I wondered about whether I should say something on Facebook when my dad died, but I decided against it. Did make it a little awkward responding to all the "happy birthday!" messages two days later, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-15-07 10:17 AM
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All right, people. I'm coming and I'm dragging my darling boyfriend along with me.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 12- 1-07 6:49 PM
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All right, people. I'm coming and I'm dragging my darling boyfriend along with me.

Sweet! Right this very minute??

Oh, you're talking about the stupid party.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 12- 1-07 6:54 PM
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