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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Beez » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:20 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
MJNL wrote:Come on, where's the speculation and the finger pointing? Nothing but mild hints of suspicion?

Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?

I was going to announce my finalist phone call, but they told me not to. wotf017

Edit: Wait. CRAP! Where's the delete button on this thing!?


And now we speculate whether you actually got one or not wotf006
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Beez wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
MJNL wrote:Come on, where's the speculation and the finger pointing? Nothing but mild hints of suspicion?

Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?

I was going to announce my finalist phone call, but they told me not to. wotf017

Edit: Wait. CRAP! Where's the delete button on this thing!?


And now we speculate whether you actually got one or not wotf006

I'm not saying I did or did not, but I'm also not saying that Bobwriter (who I'm not going to say or not say is or is not my close friend) did or did not get one, either.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Bob Writer » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:49 pm

s_c_baker wrote:I'm not saying I did or did not, but I'm also not saying that Bobwriter (who I'm not going to say or not say is or is not my close friend) did or did not get one, either.


Dear Sir,

I've nothing against donkeys, in fact back in good old WW2 I rode one through the streets of Paris when it was liberated. Couldn't walk for weeks. Like that old nag, this young chap probably has a bony back as well.

But I've never met this man. You want to be a writer, do you son? Don't go around trying to build any credibility based on a non-existent association with me. Especially when you can't even spell my name correctly.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Bob Writer » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Bob Writer wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:I'm not saying I did or did not, but I'm also not saying that Bobwriter (who I'm not going to say or not say is or is not my close friend) did or did not get one, either.


Dear Sir,

I've nothing against donkeys, in fact back in good old WW2 I rode one through the streets of Paris when it was liberated. Couldn't walk for weeks. Like that old nag, this young chap probably has a bony back as well.

But I've never met this man, who claims to have met or not met me.

You want to be a writer, do you, son? Then write! Don't go around trying to build credibility based on a non-existent association with me. Especially when you can't even spell my name correctly.

Yours sincerely,

Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)

p.s. - If he was to meet me in the local and buy me a few pints of Old Speckled Hen, then I'd be happy to say I know him. I'd even pass on a few tips.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:08 am

Kary James wrote:
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MJNL wrote:Is it one dollar beer night at the local Evil Persona bar?


wotf019

I think anyone who may have been called is keeping quiet, and I think everyone else is assuming that no one will be called until, at earliest, tomorrow but perhaps not until next Thursday.


Tomorrow? On Father's Day?


Uhhh. Okay. I guess that's a holiday. It's not like Thanksgiving or Christmas or even Memorial Day where everything shuts down. Do you international folks even celebrate Father's Day? And is it on the same day as in the States?

I mean, I have a stack of Father's Day cards with a two year old's hand-print painted in them, waiting to be passed out during a nice Father's Day lunch, but the rest of my life will function otherwise unaffected by the day. wotf017

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:44 am

Stewart provoked Bobwriter into posting twice. FTW.
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Postby george nik. » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:16 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Stewart provoked Bobwriter into posting twice. FTW.

Bob Writer had been mostly absent from the boards during the time of Stewart's abstinence from the forum.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:43 am

george nik. wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Stewart provoked Bobwriter into posting twice. FTW.

Bob Writer had been mostly absent from the boards during the time of Stewart's abstinence from the forum.

wotf019

't ain't me, though. As the man says, I don't have the slightest reason to refer to him as friend. wotf014

p.s. Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.): I am a teetotaler, alas, but will forward you the funds to buy a pint. I have extracted your exact location from your internet message and you should expect a letter in the next 2 to 3 years, allowing for reasonable regional variation of the post.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:47 am

george nik. wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Stewart provoked Bobwriter into posting twice. FTW.

Bob Writer had been mostly absent from the boards during the time of Stewart's abstinence from the forum.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:42 pm

I hope that they don't keep us waiting until Thursday...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:50 pm

francisbruno wrote:I hope that they don't keep us waiting until Thursday...


Depends on if Eeeeeevil Joni's in charge this week.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:12 pm

A-HA! So Bob the Writer is an a--! I knew it!
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Postby klaatu » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:17 pm

A certain person who shall not be named (Volde...? Evil Mar....?) just posted this on facebook.

First sighting of a Q1 finalist.

Edit: ** Apparently all phone calls have been made, according to the facebook guy.

http://brinkschaostheory.blogspot.com.a ... ction.html


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:25 pm

klaatu wrote:A certain person who shall not be named (Volde...? Evil Mar....?) just posted this on facebook.

First sighting of a Q1 finalist. Phone calls have started being made.

http://brinkschaostheory.blogspot.com.a ... ction.html


cheers

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shhh! We aren't supposed to know yet! *wink wink* Not until the formal announcement.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:53 pm

morshana wrote:
klaatu wrote:A certain person who shall not be named (Volde...? Evil Mar....?) just posted this on facebook.

First sighting of a Q1 finalist. Phone calls have started being made.

http://brinkschaostheory.blogspot.com.a ... ction.html


cheers

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shhh! We aren't supposed to know yet! *wink wink* Not until the formal announcement.


Eh? After almost seven months? Well, maybe. If I recall, it's not unusual for the formal announcement to come out a good long while after the news has spread around. Like weeks or months after all the finalists have been called. Which, unfortunately, leaves people whose responses got lost, in the dark unnecessarily.

But if dudeman has posted on his Blog that he's a finalist, that could mean Joni didn't instruct him to be silent . . . So maybe she's called everyone?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:13 pm

Strycher wrote:
morshana wrote:
klaatu wrote:A certain person who shall not be named (Volde...? Evil Mar....?) just posted this on facebook.

First sighting of a Q1 finalist. Phone calls have started being made.

http://brinkschaostheory.blogspot.com.a ... ction.html


cheers

Steve


shhh! We aren't supposed to know yet! *wink wink* Not until the formal announcement.


Eh? After almost seven months? Well, maybe. If I recall, it's not unusual for the formal announcement to come out a good long while after the news has spread around. Like weeks or months after all the finalists have been called. Which, unfortunately, leaves people whose responses got lost, in the dark unnecessarily.

But if dudeman has posted on his Blog that he's a finalist, that could mean Joni didn't instruct him to be silent . . . So maybe she's called everyone?


True! Well, then spread the word! And congratulations on making Finalist!!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:18 pm

Uuuuuhhhh, we're only on page 95. Quick! Everybody post something! We might still make it to 100!

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:19 pm

Strycher wrote:Uuuuuhhhh, we're only on page 95. Quick! Everybody post something! We might still make it to 100!


Is it bad that I had the exact same thought?
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Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:21 pm

wotf026 Results are coming soon!

Is it too late? Have we all undone our fashionable white jackets??

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wotf044 Ready the marshmallow launchers?

Post some more pictures. That should take up some space. wotf011
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Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Maybe if I threaten to post an ENTIRE PAGE of smileys that will lure Martin out before final announcements...? *evil grin*
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:37 pm

I do love dancing bananas. They give such a festive atmosphere to the place!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:38 pm

Oh, we'll make it to 100.

The congratulations, commiserations and senseless beatings will make sure of that. wotf006
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:40 pm

Kary James wrote:...and senseless beatings...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:53 pm

Although... if we're into gratuitous post inflation, I will point out that right down there in my sig file is a free book. Not even by me! It's by a very famous sleep and dream researcher, and it talks about personality, dreams and behavior.

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You will download the book.

You will tell your friends.

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So as I was saying (download the book), I don't think 100 pages will be hard (download the book) at all.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:21 pm

Hm... So results came on a Saturday. I mean a Thursday. =)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Oh. Riiiight. Tina is banned from this forum, along with Martin.

Apparently, all Finalists received their phone call as of last night (Saturday). Congratulations to the Finalists!

I can't remember if that was posted on here or not yet, so thought I'd say something. Tina and Martin being notably absent. *wonders what happened to the rest of the duct tape*

Now back to our regularly programmed scheduling...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:31 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Bob the Writer is one of the Finalists! Go Bob! *checks to see if Tina or Martin are squirming yet*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WriteToLive » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 pm

Hmm....It's all beginning to make sense now...

Tina and Martin are MIA right around the time the rumors of finalists are floating about. And no one has seen Annie in a while...

Very Interesting. Very interesting indeed. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:43 pm

wotf049

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Hm. Marina seems awfully cheerful...
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