TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby amorris525 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 pm

Billy McKinley reporting in.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby Bamaman » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:25 pm

dhkendall wrote:I am so glad I didn't have to score this what with all the twists and turns!

I do, however, wish I had participated. :(


Had you played and come in last, you'd be Chester Arthur.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby xxaaaxx » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:43 pm

A TD win, and a chance to use Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as an avatar...some guys get all the luck :mrgreen:
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:07 am

Bamaman wrote:Who is that in your avatar? Franklin Pierce?


He does look rather similar to Handsome Frank. But I felt I needed a non-president to distinguish me from those who played and earned a rank. So my avatar is Alexis de Tocqueville, the Frenchman who published his 2-volume Democracy in America in 1835 and 1840.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby Peggles » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:35 am

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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby dhkendall » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:38 am

Bamaman wrote:
dhkendall wrote:I am so glad I didn't have to score this what with all the twists and turns!

I do, however, wish I had participated. :(


Had you played and come in last, you'd be Chester Arthur.


Even though I didn't play, I'm sure this would have been my spot, so, hey count me in on the fun!
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:51 am

The scoreboard says I have 40 points. With this avatar I was thinking my score should be Fourteen Points? Thanks for the game. It was a fun one and well thought out. I learned my lesson about bypassing potential helps.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby bpmod » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:52 am

Can I play?

Or am I too late?

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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:37 am

bpmod wrote:Can I play?

Or am I too late?

Brian


Who are you?
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby bpmod » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:47 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
bpmod wrote:Can I play?

Or am I too late?

Brian


Who are you?

Oops. Maybe I'm in the wrong place.

Eh?
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby jeff6286 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:17 am

I can't wait for TPH to show up in this thread with Charlemagne as his avatar, except it will actually be a picture of Garfield. (The cat, not the President)
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby Woof » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Who is that in your avatar? Franklin Pierce?


He does look rather similar to Handsome Frank. But I felt I needed a non-president to distinguish me from those who played and earned a rank. So my avatar is Alexis de Tocqueville, the Frenchman who published his 2-volume Democracy in America in 1835 and 1840.


And let me put in a plug for his work as one of the great 19th C political documents which still makes for some fascinating reading. While I'm about it, one of the great 18th C political documents to read are the Federalist papers by Publius (Madison, Hamilton and occasionally Jay). Not only do you get an armchair perspective on the thinking surrounding the drafting of the Constitution but there is an excellent parlor game in deciding who wrote which letter. There's nothing better for a cold S California night with a bottle of Auchentoshan at the ready 8-)
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:31 am

bpmod wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
bpmod wrote:Can I play?

Or am I too late?

Brian


Who are you?

Oops. Maybe I'm in the wrong place.

Eh?


A thousand pardons, Sir John. I didn't expect you so soon.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby mitchparov » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:38 am

The old board was (I think) the only board where I've ever used an avatar... I'm happy to bow to board pressure once again.

This was the closest I find to a picture of Reagan that expresses the amount of respect I have for him.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby bpmod » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:41 am

opusthepenguin wrote:A thousand pardons, Sir John. I didn't expect you so soon.

I know, I know...

Last time it took me 91 years (give or take three days).

Sir John (Eh?)
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby immaf » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:18 am

U. S. Grant here.
Teems with quiet fun.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby mam418 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:06 pm

Man, wish I played. I have a hankering to join in. Perhaps you have something that needs signing?
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby Vanya » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:19 pm

Bamaman wrote:In honor of my finish, I am incorporating FDR as my avatar for the next month and challenge everyone else (even Woof) to do the same.


Avatar tradition prevents me from doing that, but I'll meet you half-way.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby DadofTwins » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:35 pm

Really good game. Congrats to the podium-istas and to Opus for a well-written and well-managed game.
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Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Postby Paucle » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:53 pm

ok fine but only for a little while!

ETA: the avatar used to look like President George HW Bush so downthread makes sense.
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