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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Tue May 08, 2012 4:25 pm

Some of the fellows on the third row down DO look pretty happy. wotf006
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 08, 2012 4:47 pm

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Michael B wrote:Hey, I've been away from the forums for a while, and lurking just recently for this crazy prolongued quarter. I can report that I am also a hold, though. What's LAMPS?


Ooooh, another person for the gator pile. Welcome, Michael.

And in case you're curious about what a gator pile looks like, here are some photos: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gator+pile&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=taypT5PDN4v34QT12bTECQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAwQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=900


Why am I afraid that if I click that link, it will be more gator porn? wotf013


As if I would post gator porn! The google gator pile pictures are perfectly innocent. For example:
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 08, 2012 4:51 pm

dantzel wrote:Some of the fellows on the third row down DO look pretty happy. wotf006


Dantzel, gators always look happy. wotf019
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 09, 2012 4:29 am

dantzel wrote:And especially this one! wotf019

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tushysqueeze/4455095721/


Aw, bless it, it doesn't look very old that one, just a little baby gator! wotf032
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 4:42 am

dantzel wrote:And especially this one! wotf019

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tushysqueeze/4455095721/


tushysqueeze? And you're telling me this is NOT gator porn?
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Postby DavidK » Wed May 09, 2012 5:20 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
dantzel wrote:And especially this one! wotf019

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tushysqueeze/4455095721/


tushysqueeze? And you're telling me this is NOT gator porn?


No, apparently it's gator pile?
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Postby dantzel » Wed May 09, 2012 6:05 am

If I were less inept I'd be able to show you the cute little gator on here instead on scaring you with website names!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 6:10 am

dantzel wrote:If I were less inept I'd be able to show you the cute little gator on here instead on scaring you with website names!


But what fun would that be? wotf013

I was going to make a joke here earlier. I was going to say, "You know, with all this discussion, I'll bet this thread is now the number one Google hit for 'gator porn'!" So I did a search.

Don't. Just don't.

And no, no gators are involved. Take my word for it, and don't go find out.

Just. Don't.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed May 09, 2012 6:21 am

Dustin Googles: gato...oh my god!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 09, 2012 6:32 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
dantzel wrote:And especially this one! wotf019

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tushysqueeze/4455095721/


tushysqueeze? And you're telling me this is NOT gator porn?


I thought that as well. An unfortunate URL. wotf005 But behind it an innocent, smiling gator. wotf008

This one.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 09, 2012 6:36 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
dantzel wrote:If I were less inept I'd be able to show you the cute little gator on here instead on scaring you with website names!


But what fun would that be? wotf013

I was going to make a joke here earlier. I was going to say, "You know, with all this discussion, I'll bet this thread is now the number one Google hit for 'gator porn'!" So I did a search.

Don't. Just don't.

And no, no gators are involved. Take my word for it, and don't go find out.

Just. Don't.


You Googled "Gator porn "?? wotf015
Not even I've done that. Not sure I want to, either. wotf005
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed May 09, 2012 6:46 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
dantzel wrote:If I were less inept I'd be able to show you the cute little gator on here instead on scaring you with website names!


But what fun would that be? wotf013

I was going to make a joke here earlier. I was going to say, "You know, with all this discussion, I'll bet this thread is now the number one Google hit for 'gator porn'!" So I did a search.

Don't. Just don't.

And no, no gators are involved. Take my word for it, and don't go find out.

Just. Don't.


You Googled "Gator porn "?? wotf015
Not even I've done that. Not sure I want to, either. wotf005


I learned my lesson last time. wotf005 "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Wed May 09, 2012 6:48 am

We have a saying down in Texas.
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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 09, 2012 6:54 am

Show of hands for some responses this week, possibly Thursday?

-Francis "The wait is killing me" Bruno
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Wed May 09, 2012 6:57 am

Might know something, but not everything. But something would help.. who was it that called it the "long silence"?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Wed May 09, 2012 7:16 am

Two Daily Kicks in two days. (The care and feeding of a pet writer - funny!) I am guessing that Monsieur Farland has finished his pile of mss and is getting back to his regular schedule.

I bet we hear big news soon! And to that end...

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Dustin Googles: gato...oh my god!


So, Pandora, there's this box, see? Don't open it, or bad stuff will fly out at you.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 7:33 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:You Googled "Gator porn "?? wotf015
Not even I've done that. Not sure I want to, either. wotf005


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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 7:35 am

francisbruno wrote:Show of hands for some responses this week, possibly Thursday?

-Francis "The wait is killing me" Bruno


I'm confident we'll hear results this week.

Of course, I was confident we would hear results last week...
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 8:12 am

I quote Tom Petty...

The wa-aitNNiNNg is the hardest part...


...and Carly Simon.

Anticipa-atioNNiNN is makin' me wait.


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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 10:56 am

Congratulations to all the Illustrator Finalists Grayson just linked to on the results thread!

Jackie Albano of Florida
Garrick Allan of Wisconsin
Sida Chen of New York
Luke Consolo of Florida
Tim Furey of New Jersey
Brian McCulloch of Mississippi
Olga Titova of Moscow
Yue Xu of New York


I don't recognize any names from around here; but maybe someone's using a pseudonym? Either way, great job all!
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Postby gower21 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:05 am

Congrats to the Finalist illustrators! That is refreshing to have them get announced first for a change.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed May 09, 2012 11:25 am

Congrats to the Illustrators!
And yes, something must have gone wrong with the space-time continuum...
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Postby dantzel » Wed May 09, 2012 11:34 am

Congrats to the illustrator finalists!!!! wotf010
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Postby francisbruno » Wed May 09, 2012 11:36 am

Congrats to the illustrators.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 09, 2012 11:46 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats to the Illustrators!
And yes, something must have gone wrong with the space-time continuum...


Oh, no, not the space-time continuum!

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Postby MJNL » Wed May 09, 2012 11:46 am

That's pretty amazing--illustrator results coming out before writer! Congrats!
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Postby Strycher » Wed May 09, 2012 11:52 am

Well, they deserve a little TLC after how particularly slow results have been the last few quarters.

Congrats!

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Postby gower21 » Wed May 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:Congrats to the Illustrators!
And yes, something must have gone wrong with the space-time continuum...


Oh, no, not the space-time continuum!

Image

wotf013


Back to the Future UML style....like how the link goes to the UML book, which is fitting. If anyone is curious that book (Ulterior Motive Lounge) is hilarious.

ETA: For anyone interested, check out Martin's blog. The UML stuff comes in handy when trying to visually plot. I'm a visual thinker not really a "word" thinker, so this method really helps me.


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