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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:16 pm 
 

From The Collector Formerly Known as Afoolandhis$ -

Okay, guys, I can't take it anymore!  It was a hell of a lot of fun, but our little gag has caused someone a bit of grief, and that certainly wasn't the intention.

HUGE thanks to Frank for helping out (we were laughing our asses off last night), to Brian for keeping quiet (he figured it out within minutes of the posting showing up here), and to David for not letting on even though it wasn't in his best interests.

The Q&A was the best part.  Thanks guys.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:18 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:From The Collector Formerly Known as Afoolandhis$ -

Okay, guys, I can't take it anymore!  It was a hell of a lot of fun, but our little gag has caused someone a bit of grief, and that certainly wasn't the intention.

HUGE thanks to Frank for helping out (we were laughing our asses off last night), to Brian for keeping quiet (he figured it out within minutes of the posting showing up here), and to David for not letting on even though it wasn't in his best interests.

The Q&A was the best part.  Thanks guys.


Nice stuff though!!  Was it all your stuff or a mix of yours and Franks?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:26 pm 
 

Thanks, Jeff.  It was, shall we say, a sample of my modest collection.  Though a lot of it used to be Frank's!


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:41 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:The Q&A was the best part.  Thanks guys.

Heh. I was hoping you could respond to my further replies on-line just to see what turn that took!

What happened to all the woodgrains, tho'? ;)


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:41 pm 
 

*searches around for anyone with an immodest collection to sell*

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:44 pm 
 

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bombadil wrote:The Q&A was the best part.  Thanks guys.

Heh. I was hoping you could respond to my further replies on-line just to see what turn that took!

What happened to all the woodgrains, tho'? ;)


Cheers! :D


Yeah, I thought about adding a PoVQ to the lot after your last question, but figured that might just fuel the fire.

Don't tell my wife, but I'm without woody.   :cry:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:47 pm 
 

:lol: (again)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:51 pm 
 

Have to admit, I thought of Frank when I read the comment:  "Please don't call me an M-bag."   :D


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:52 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Have to admit, I thought of Frank when I read the comment:  "Please don't call me an M-bag."   :D


i thought the same too. sounded just like franks kinda humour.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:11 pm 
 

Damn, I was hoping that you would let this go a bit longer Stephen. It seems to have accomplished the ruckus that you had hoped for. :lol:

BTW, for those of you who don't know, that last question was mine and it was a very specific reference that ST1 auction several months ago. :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:58 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Have to admit, I thought of Frank when I read the comment:  "Please don't call me an M-bag."   :D


That was the give-away that it was someone from here.  It reminded me a lot of this post:

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:38 pm 
 

I figured it was too good to be true, but I would be lying to all of you if I said the thought of selling my blood and other bodily fluids did not come to mind when I first saw the auction.

Looks like I owe frank one.


by the way - very nice gag

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:53 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Damn, I was hoping that you would let this go a bit longer Stephen. It seems to have accomplished the ruckus that you had hoped for. :lol:

BTW, for those of you who don't know, that last question was mine and it was a very specific reference that ST1 auction several months ago. :wink:


This is what I couldnt figure out.  You are the only person I know that ends your emails or PM's with "Cheers, Brian."  But what weirded me out was why you would offer to pay extra for the ST1 in pounds and not dollars?  It was about then I figured it was a hoax.  What I didnt realize was that you guys were putting it on.  I was sure evil was afoot.

So who made up the fake bidder ID that got banned?  That was my favorite part.  Although the m-bag bit was pretty good.

I guess it will be another six months before I see another Warriors of Mars on Ebay.  Bastards!  :P

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:23 am 
 

I was just a pawn, Stephen is the evil grandmaster here. I just do as I'm told.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:43 am 
 

Stephen and Frank, you are great, but "great" is not enough!!  :D  :D

But in the end, what I feel is envy ... 8)
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PS: I'm not an M-bag?!  8O Wonderful!!


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:21 am 
 

Oh, that was a classic response. Despite appearances, Stephen is actually fairly witty!
So what was missing that proved it wasn't me? The brownie?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:10 am 
 

I figured it was an April Fool's joke when I saw the link, but I thought it looked like Deadlord's handiwork.

What gave it away for sure though Frank was you only offered $100 for the lot - the last time you made an off-ebay offer it was for only one item - a Tamoachan or an Inverness from memory - and you offered more than 100 just for that one item. I can't remember how much you snagged it for, 250 or 500 I think. Either way, you had a pretty good idea on what to offer, so that you would get a bargain and the dude would accept the offer.

If you weren't in on the joke, I would expect you to make a much larger offer than just a Benjamin for that lot.

(I'm guessing the president for the $100 note.....)

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:41 am 
 

True, I should have said I offered $1,000. It's an art, and I'm no Picasso. But then again, it WAS a joke!
That's some pretty good cudgeling of the gray matter, Mike. It was Inverness, and the seller offered it to me for the same cash price that Titan Games was offering as trade value. $250. I never mentioned a price. I did, however, pay the $250. I may not be Picasso, but I'm no fool either. I guess that would be Bush?


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:43 am 
 

Speaking of Bush (the president), I recall a forum member from the UK whom I was chatting with back when he was running. The member said that Europeans called him The Executioner. And this was before he was even elected. I wish I could remember who it was. Pretty good precognition.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:30 am 
 

Nice prank.

I stumbled on it while reading posts at work.  After looking at the auction however, it was an obvious fake.  It might have been more interesting to a certain feline had you added some H series titles...that could have been fun...

Other notes:

Bush was named the Executioner before the campaign d/t his record as governor of Texas with death row inmates.  Not much tolerance in the Lone Star State.

Benjamin was not a president...but was argueabley more important than most presidents of his time and ours.


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