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Capt. Factorial

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Apropos of nothing, you know you've been around a long ****ing time when there have been people posting on this board for a decade, and you can vividly remember people who left the board before they ever even got here; there are people who have been here for 9+ years, who probably don't even know that we used to have a chat room.
To that point...WHAT chat room?
 

Mr. S£im Citrus

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Oh yeah, we used to have a chat room that mainly got used during games. @Variant hosted the server. @arwen undomiel was a regular, as well as @6th, @Prophetess, @The Freak, @slugking50, @VF21 and myself. We even played trivia, sometimes; had a script for it, and everything. That was my preferred method of game time discussion. In fact, there was a point when my sole contribution to the [Game] threads used to be:

:: pimps chat and leaves ::
There were never as many people in the chat room as in the [Game] threads, but it wasn't uncommon for there to be as many as six of us in there, any given game, and sometimes as many as a dozen or so. And it was always lively. The chat room was actually the birthplace of VF's signature "I LOVE THIS TEAM!" catchphrase. In fact, we used to do it with her, all synchronized, like the YMCA dance during timeouts.

EDIT - I can't believe that Freak is a grown woman; she was a literal child when she started posting here! :eek:
 
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Oh yeah, we used to have a chat room that mainly got used during games. @Variant hosted the server. @arwen undomiel was a regular, as well as @6th, @Prophetess, @The Freak, @slugking50, @VF21 and myself. We even played trivia, sometimes; had a script for it, and everything. That was my preferred method of game time discussion. In fact, there was a point when my sole contribution to the [Game] threads used to be:



There were never as many people in the chat room as in the [Game] threads, but it wasn't uncommon for there to be as many as six of us in there, any given game, and sometimes as many as a dozen or so. And it was always lively. The chat room was actually the birthplace of VF's signature "I LOVE THIS TEAM!" catchphrase. In fact, we used to do it with her, all synchronized, like the YMCA dance during timeouts.

EDIT - I can't believe that Freak is a grown woman; she was a literal child when she started posting here! :eek:
My, how time flies. In my case the "OG" Slim mentioned stands for Old Gurl.
 

Mr. S£im Citrus

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I'm listening to today's episode of Bomani Jones' podcast, and they're drawing a comparison between the TV show Family Matters and the NBA, and I'm thinking to myself, "I don't have enough people in my life whom I could have a conversation like this, that would actually understand both sides of the comparison."
 

Mr. S£im Citrus

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A trip down the internet rabbit hole led me to the wikipedia entry for Bette Nesmith Graham, mother of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees, and the inventor of Liquid Paper, aka White Out. She sold to Gillette in 1979 for just under $48M USD, which would be something like $175M in today's money. Bette has since passed (as has Michael, for that matter), but White Out has become all but obsolete: I can't imagine that it still pulls in more than five digits annually in sales. Which led me to wonder, how many people do you reckon are still alive who got rich by selling something that no longer makes money? Like, what's it gotta be like to be the grandchildren of whoever invented 8-track tapes, and you can't even brag to your friends about it, because all your friends are like, "Dude, WTF is an 8-track tape?"
 
A trip down the internet rabbit hole led me to the wikipedia entry for Bette Nesmith Graham, mother of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees, and the inventor of Liquid Paper, aka White Out. She sold to Gillette in 1979 for just under $48M USD, which would be something like $175M in today's money. Bette has since passed (as has Michael, for that matter), but White Out has become all but obsolete: I can't imagine that it still pulls in more than five digits annually in sales. Which led me to wonder, how many people do you reckon are still alive who got rich by selling something that no longer makes money? Like, what's it gotta be like to be the grandchildren of whoever invented 8-track tapes, and you can't even brag to your friends about it, because all your friends are like, "Dude, WTF is an 8-track tape?"
how about the yo yo?