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Raptorgirl
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posted February 25, 2002 18:44     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptorgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Saturday, I went to MegaCon with the boyfriend and some friends. I got to see Kevin Smith speak in person (I never got around to begging for an interview). He told some great stories, including one about how he snuck into a "Dogma" protest without anyone recognizing him.

The rest of the Con was pretty much merchandising. There were tables full of medieval weapons around every corner. Most of these sharp, pointy weapons were being fingered by little kids. Disturbing stuff. I thought the ninja throwing stars were cool, though.

At one point, the boyfriend and I wandered into this display of model spaceships. This agitated middle-aged guy stopped us and rather nastily asked us to "please don't walk through the combat area." I had no idea it *was* a combat area! It just looked like a bunch of model ships on little sticks, with a bunch of men who looked exactly like Comic Book Store Guy from "The Simpsons' gawking and taking pics of them! I'll never understand certain breeds of geek...

Sunday night was the Weezer concert in Tampa. I saw them last year. It was pretty much the same stuff, except they played songs from the new album and left out "El Scorcho" this time. Plus Saves the Day, one of the opening bands, kind of sucked. All their songs sounded exactly alike.

Fun weekend, overall. Saw lots of oddly dressed people at both events. I even got to shake hands with Dark Vader at the Con. Now I can say I've touched the Dark Side...

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macadddikt18
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posted February 25, 2002 19:53     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, sounds like you had quite the weekend. Glad to hear you had a great time. Oh ,and it is Darth Vader, not dark vader.
Nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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TheAnnoyedCockroach
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posted February 25, 2002 19:53     Click Here to See the Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Click Here to Email TheAnnoyedCockroach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's Darth Vader...

Ahh... The fun of being a Star Wars geek...

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Raptorgirl
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posted February 26, 2002 00:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptorgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did I write "Dark" Vader?!? Man, I'm slipping. I meant Darth.

:sigh:

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macadddikt18
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posted February 26, 2002 06:02     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's ok, we forgive you.
nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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Tau Zero
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posted February 26, 2002 07:29     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
At one point, the boyfriend and I wandered into this display of model spaceships. This agitated middle-aged guy stopped us and rather nastily asked us to "please don't walk through the combat area." I had no idea it *was* a combat area! It just looked like a bunch of model ships on little sticks, with a bunch of men who looked exactly like Comic Book Store Guy from "The Simpsons' gawking and taking pics of them! I'll never understand certain breeds of geek...

Those were probably gamers.  They were having some kind of spacewar game with their models.

Gamers are strange even by geek standards.  There are gamers who show up at a weekend event and hardly sleep or eat until they leave.  You can usually tell who they are at quite a distance, because bathing is an even lower priority.

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Oldguy geek
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posted February 26, 2002 08:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Oldguy geek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
Did I write "Dark" Vader?!? Man, I'm slipping. I meant Darth.

:sigh:


Maybe it was Dark Helmet . . .

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macadddikt18
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posted February 26, 2002 19:16     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it was a fruedian slip.
nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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Janeway
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posted February 26, 2002 20:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tau Zero:
Gamers are strange even by geek standards.  There are gamers who show up at a weekend event and hardly sleep or eat until they leave.  You can usually tell who they are at quite a distance, because bathing is an even lower priority.

For some reason, this makes me think off Mole, of Disney's Atlantis.

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blue0ne
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posted March 15, 2002 08:26     Click Here to See the Profile for blue0ne   Click Here to Email blue0ne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a test


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blue0ne
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posted March 15, 2002 08:32     Click Here to See the Profile for blue0ne   Click Here to Email blue0ne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more test

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blue0ne
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posted March 15, 2002 08:34     Click Here to See the Profile for blue0ne   Click Here to Email blue0ne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the last one I swear !

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macadddikt18
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posted March 15, 2002 09:38     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what i am wondering is what are you testing?
nayt

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EngrBohn
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posted March 15, 2002 10:01     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like (s)he was experimenting with whitespace, and in the first two efforts, UBB ignored the whitespace in front of the braces.

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spungo
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posted March 15, 2002 10:03     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think BlueOne was practising prior to posting a poem in the 'Looking for Love' / Geek poem thread.

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"Like I said the last time Ted - it won't happen again." - Father Dougal McGuire

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 15, 2002 18:07     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
and here I thought it was a race, the top bracket is winning......Z

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Raptorgirl
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posted March 15, 2002 20:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptorgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I want to know is how it ended up in my MegaCon post.

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