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+Andrew
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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2003 15:31      Profile for +Andrew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anybody else into these? I just attended my first on Monday and it was the most fun I've had in a while - even if I was on the receiving end of kills more often than the giving end. We had 15 people playing Quake, Starcraft, and (mostly) DoD. Naturally, mass quantities of pizza and Mountain Dew were consumed.
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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2003 17:06      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i got home from one a few hours ago; starcraft
no food [Frown]

it was pretty good

it wouldn't have happened with out me, i brought a 16 port ethernet hub and >200ft of ethernet [Smile]

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Icon 6 posted January 02, 2003 11:05      Profile for MisterP   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I go to one every month.

Pretty badass. Half-Life and add-ons, the Blizzard games, Medal of Honor and Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

It's in a building up the street from my house.

Oh and of course now that you mention it, we have Papa John's Pizza and soda.

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Icon 1 posted January 02, 2003 13:54      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Halo (56" widescreen HDTV!!!), Starcraft, Warcraft3, and one Half-life LAN party, hosted by; oddly enough, my school.
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Icon 5 posted January 02, 2003 14:29      Profile for Tyler Durden     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Its amazing to see what people have shared on their comps during LAN parties... I never thought that a single person would be able to amass 16 gigs of porn...

--Jack's Raging bile duct

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Icon 1 posted January 02, 2003 15:04      Profile for younghart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, last winter, I invited a friend tie and again for a couple of mean starcraft fights - during the time I happened to have 2 iMacs at home.
And while you mention Mountain Dew: I always wanted to start a petition to bring Mountain Dew to Europe. This would greatly increase my overall performance and reduce my TCO (whoever owns me right now [Big Grin] )

Younghart

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2003 10:39      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mountain Dew! You fool! Mountain Dew is not the nectar of the gods, but a hoax! An insidious sludge comprised of sugar and caffeine! You have yet enough time to save your pitiful soul! Switch to Mello Yello, and your passage to paradise awill be assured for all eternity! Turn away from the darkness whil you still can!!! [Mad] [Eek!] [Frown]

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Icon 12 posted January 04, 2003 10:53      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Egad! While I realize that Mountain Dew is but a shadow of the true nectar of the gods, I am fairly certain that Mellow Yellow is not it. Blast you, Coca Cola Beverage Company Evangelist! Spreading the seeds of destruction through the tangerines of temptation!

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2003 13:17      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by G-3PO:
Mountain Dew! You fool! Mountain Dew is not the nectar of the gods, but a hoax! An insidious sludge comprised of sugar and caffeine! You have yet enough time to save your pitiful soul! Switch to Mello Yello, and your passage to paradise awill be assured for all eternity! Turn away from the darkness whil you still can!!! [Mad] [Eek!] [Frown]

*twitch twitch*
You DARE to propose MELLO YELLO as a substitute for MOUTNTAIN DEW? Have you no soul?
You say indisuous sludge of sugar and caffeine like it was a bad thing. tsk tsk.
As for LAN parties, I love 'em. Can't get my fix here, unfortunately, as I have nowhere to host one and noone else is volunteering.
*sigh*

Seeming and Dreaming,
Coffee

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We got, ten minutes to get there
We got, ten minutes to go
Throw this one in for the money
Cause the next one's for the next show

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2003 19:27      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
You say indisuous sludge of sugar and caffeine like it was a bad thing. tsk tsk.
I meant it was merely sugar and caffeine (as well as artificial flavoring) and not imbued with the essence of goodliness that Mello Yello is.

BTW, there are no W's at the end of Mello or Yello, and my fake rage was just that. fake. Rest assured, though, the Mello of the Yello is forgiving and will not harm you, so long as you repent.

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2003 20:48      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'll never repent to your heathen beverage (although I'll drink it when no Mountain Dew or root beer is available), nor shall I acknowledge the lack of Ws. To do so would be like capitalizing the word "him" when referring to a certain deity, as though it were a proper noun.

But we must not let our cultural beverage consumption preferences tear us apart as a forum or as a people. So, I propose Mountain Dew Pride Month and Mellow Yellow (sic) Awareness Week. That sounds fair to me.

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Just get Faygo Moon Mist!

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quote:
Originally posted by G-3PO:
Halo (56" widescreen HDTV!!!), Starcraft, Warcraft3, and one Half-life LAN party, hosted by; oddly enough, my school.

I actually host many a Halo party, I've only got one 42" HDTV... but we get 16 people over to have at it for as long as we can stay awake. We've two tv's in each room (I of course always claim the HD set). That way each color has their own room, and the strategies can begin! Ah Halo is great.
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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2003 10:17      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can get 7 other people max [Frown] But I am generally acknowledged as Spnkr (Spanker), Bane of warthogs, n00bs, and bluberry muffins. on a different note, what about jolt?

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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2003 10:41      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My cafinated substance of choice for all hours of the day or night are Penguin mints. With a caffiene content of 1/3rd a Mountan Dew per mint, they keep your eyes open and your breath fresh!

Seeming and Dreaming
Coffee

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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2003 19:43      Profile for G-3PO     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ill have to so some shopping and find those. Never heard of them before.

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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2003 22:46      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Let me guess, they are Think Geek? *just guessing*

Anywho, I've got a lan, and have always wanted to host a small Lan party, so far the network is all for productive things like playing with servers and firewalls and stuff... Nothing really fancy... yet. And I've played a few Lan games, but I'm always in search of people who appreicate a Lan Party... Most of my friends like counsle games, dispite the fact that computers have better graphics.

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2003 05:42      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mountain Dew? Blech! You wanna drink IRN BRU - made in Scotland - from girders... and dilithium crystals! It'll put hair on yer teeth, laddie!

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2003 12:02      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
Let me guess, they are Think Geek? *just guessing*

Penguin Mints

Now available--Penguin Lights(tm), the world's first decaffeinated peppermint!

(Also available in Reds[cinnamon] and chocolate)

But yes, you can get them at Think Geek. [Big Grin] http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/candy/287d/ And they are *much* better tasting than the warp mints also available.

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rotfl

Ah, decaffinated peppermints indeed! Normaly I have a strong policy against decaf anything, making several comparisons to nonalcholic beer and nonadhesive glue. But the mere thought of a Decaffinated mint is too delightful to pass up. Marvelous, marvelous.

Seeming and Dreaming,
Coffee

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We got, ten minutes to get there
We got, ten minutes to go
Throw this one in for the money
Cause the next one's for the next show

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Icon 1 posted January 07, 2003 16:57      Profile for QuiGonValjean   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The closest I ever come to a LAN party is going over to a friend's house to swap games, etc (usually legal, or too old to make a difference! [Wink] , and then play Descent until our eyes go buggy and we start to twitch. THEN we go eat pizza and go next door to our computer lab to dissect some computers.

-QGV

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Icon 1 posted January 08, 2003 17:19      Profile for Charisma   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My 4 friends get together to play Quake 3 and Deus Ex (multiplayer... oh my.) over AirPort. A little food (chinese, pizza, whatever) and Cheerwine (kind of like Cherry Coke, but good.).

BTW, the new Powerbooks are running Q3A at 76 FPS!!!!!! *dies in pool of drool*

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Mountain Dew? Blech! You wanna drink IRN BRU - made in Scotland - from girders... and dilithium crystals! It'll put hair on yer teeth, laddie!

I used to have a Sgt in the army that would tell us stuff like:

"Guinness will put hair on your bag like fish hooks...."

And we would all make pirate noises...ARRRRRR [Big Grin]

Oh.....thats when my nick came from incidentaly (although I only made the rank of M/Cpl
[Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
"Guinness will put hair on your bag like fish hooks...."

Ha ha - haven't heard that one before. [Smile]

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To this day I am not sure if having hair on your bag like fish hooks is good, or bad......but I do like the Guinness

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