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Old 03-26-07, 03:04 PM   #1
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A Modest Proposal: Chipcom Avatar Contest-win a free BF membership

How about a best Chipcom based Avatar Thread?

Mine is up, who's next?
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Old 03-26-07, 03:33 PM   #2
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Let's make this a contest! I will pay for a red star membership for the best avatar. If the winner already has a red star, then the winner can donate the red star to some other lucky person?

How about it Tom? Who should be the judge? We need an impartial judge.

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Old 03-26-07, 03:36 PM   #3
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How about it Tom? Who should be the judge? We need an impartial judge.

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I nominate Chip as the judge.
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I thought you were going to ask me to marry you.
Are you aware of how many toes it would take to make your wedding cake, much less the dress?
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Cake: Approximately 3,175. Dress: Approximately 11,250. Why do you ask?
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Just seeing if the order can be filled locally or would imports be needed.
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Old 03-26-07, 04:07 PM   #8
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Let's make this a contest! I will pay for a red star membership for the best avatar. If the winner already has a red star, then the winner can donate the red star to some other lucky person?

How about it Tom? Who should be the judge? We need an impartial judge.

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Well, I already have a Red Star and since I proposed it, I'll be fair. I agree also to make Chip a judge....after all it's his mug I proposed! For fairness sake, I think there should be a third as well, perhaps a Mod?
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All right! Perhaps we could dragoon Brian, as he'd be one of the two that would add that shining red star...and he doesn't come down here into Foo that often. We need someone who doesn't Foo much to be an impartial judge...

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Sounds good to me! Or Donnamb, or PC2 even! I'm going to request a Mod to change the title to A Modest Proposal: Chipcom Avatar Contest!
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So Chipcom and a moderator to be named later. Perhaps the mods could talk it over and decide who wants this awesome responsibility. Oh, and we need a cutoff date and time.

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So Chipcom and a moderator to be named later. Perhaps the mods could talk it over and decide who wants this awesome responsibility. Oh, and we need a cutoff date and time.

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Proposed cutoff: 1 week, perhaps a Mod could also throw a stickey on it until then?
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So, we need Chipcom, and a brave moderator. The contest to start when we snag a moderator, for one week.

Perhaps we can get the moderator to prune the excess from this thread, and just allow you to start all over, with an announcement as a CONTEST FOR A RED STAR!

STARRING CHIPCOM, AS BEST AVATAR.

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So, we need Chipcom, and a brave moderator. The contest to start when we snag a moderator, for one week.

Perhaps we can get the moderator to prune the excess from this thread, and just allow you to start all over, with an announcement as a CONTEST FOR A RED STAR!

STARRING CHIPCOM, AS BEST AVATAR.

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Actually, Chipcom, me and a mod......

3 judge panel.
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Old 03-26-07, 04:27 PM   #15
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Sounds good to me! Or Donnamb, or PC2 even! I'm going to request a Mod to change the title to A Modest Proposal: Chipcom Avatar Contest!
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First thing that came to my head...

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

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Okey dokey then! The contest is off and running with our first entry, from Turboem! Chi0p, Brian and I are the Judges panel and East Hill as you see above has very generously offered up a red star to the winner! If a Red Star holder wins, then they get to decide who the star goes to. Good luck to all entrants and may the best photoshopper win!

Make your best effort at a Chipcom Avatar and submit here!

Contest ends in one week from this posy at 9:15 PM EDT!
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Okey dokey then! The contest is off and running with our first entry, from Turboem! Chi0p, Brian and I are the Judges panel and East Hill as you see above has very generously offered up a red star to the winner! If a Red Star holder wins, then they get to decide who the star goes to. Good luck to all entrants and may the best photoshopper win!

Make your best effort at a Chipcom Avatar and submit here!

Contest ends in one week from this posy at 9:15 PM EDT!
I've stickied it only until the contest ends. Please remind me to unstick, or I'll ban you all.
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Thanks and willdo! Remember, one week to Judgment night!
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I'll kick in 2 "runner-up" prizes. I have 2 extra of these bike stickers:



What you see is one cut up to fit the chainstay. The sticker itself is about 1"X4".
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Here's mine.
chipcomoz.jpg

After pondering Chipcom's facial structure for a good long time (at least two swigs of beer) I found a remarkable similarity to the face of actor Bert Lahr. After exhaustive internet research (meaning a 15 second Google search) I came upon the subject photo. After nearly severing a couple of fingers with my digital x-acto knife you are privleged to gaze upon the results, plus Chipcom's photos already come with requsite facial hair.
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This is madness.
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I love it!
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I think the one with chipcom on the cover of playboy in the Clydes forum has a good chance!
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I think the one with chipcom on the cover of playboy in the Clydes forum has a good chance!
That's Chipcom, he's one of the Judges!
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