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    meat popsicle dookski's Avatar
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    Space Monkey Spokecard Exchange!

    edit:Space Monkey Spokecard Exchange Photo Set

    On December 4th, 1959 a rhesus monkey named Sam was blasted 55 miles into space via a "Little Joe" rocket. He was recovered alive in the Atlantic Ocean by the USS Borie. In honor of this historic flight, Fixed-Gear and Bicycle Enthusiasts is proud to host the:


    SPACE MONKEY SPOKECARD EXCHANGE
    DEADLINE: DECEMBER 4tH


    to participate in the exchange, you must complete the following:

    1- create an original spokecard of any functional media
    *thickness must fit in a typical wheel
    *must be relatively durable (get it laminated, clear tape, be creative)
    *must be within 6 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches high (postcard size)

    2- snail mail me (wes) your original card (postmarked by dec. 4th)
    *my address:
    Space Monkey Spokecard Exchange
    201 Panorama Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94131


    3- snail mail me a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with your entry
    *make sure this envelope will accomodate a 6 x 4.5 inch card

    notes:
    -Cards will be sent to participants by a random method yet to be determined.
    -I will personally document all cards recieved whether they fit the criteria or not.
    -There will be prizes for the best cards (catagories to be announced)
    -The more people that participate, the better the exchange will be.
    -We don't care if you've never made anything in your life, even homeless men find way to make cardboard signs that have their own charm- please, please, make something.

    Feel free to pass this invitation to anyone who rides. mo cards, mo better!
    Last edited by dookski; 12-13-06 at 02:36 PM.

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    dutret has a posse ryand's Avatar
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    this sounds kinda awesome.
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    Just to confirm:

    The card must commemorate or otherwise honour SPACE MONKEY?
    this sounds fun.

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    I'm in. I love a good spokecard exchange!
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    Sounds sweeeet

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    Great way to avoid making one and getting shafted too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    Great way to avoid making one and getting shafted too.
    ...that happens sometimes. The getting shafted part. In an exchange, that is.

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    YaYYYY.

    This sounds better than last years secret santa spoke card exchange. I never got mine.

    YaYYYYY

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    I am in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookski
    1- create an original spokecard of any functional media
    What does "any functional media" mean exactly?
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    Occasionally, the idiots go to sleep and the real conversations happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acavengo
    What does "any functional media" mean exactly?
    anything you can jam in spokes that won't cause injury, death, or any other form of humiliation for the recipient.

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    how about that motorcycle sound......brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    I have a feeling that if Shants takes part, he will win the "Can't post that card on the forum" category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookski
    On December 4th, 1959 a rhesus monkey named Sam was blasted 55 miles into space via a "Little Joe" rocket. He was recovered alive in the Atlantic Ocean by the USS Borie. In honor of this historic flight, Fixed-Gear and Bicycle Enthusiasts is proud to host the:


    SPACE MONKEY SPOKECARD EXCHANGE
    DEADLINE: DECEMBER 4tH


    to participate in the exchange, you must complete the following:

    1- create an original spokecard of any functional media
    *thickness must fit in a typical wheel
    *must be relatively durable (get it laminated, clear tape, be creative)
    *must be within 6 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches high (postcard size)

    2- snail mail me (wes) your original card (postmarked by dec. 4th)
    *my address:
    Space Monkey Spokecard Exchange
    201 Panorama Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94131


    3- snail mail me a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with your entry
    *make sure this envelope will accomodate a 6 x 4.5 inch card

    notes:
    -Cards will be sent to participants by a random method yet to be determined.
    -I will personally document all cards recieved whether they fit the criteria or not.
    -There will be prizes for the best cards (catagories to be announced)
    -The more people that participate, the better the exchange will be.
    -We don't care if you've never made anything in your life, even homeless men find way to make cardboard signs that have their own charm- please, please, make something.

    Feel free to pass this invitation to anyone who rides. mo cards, mo better!

    I am the mailroom supervisor at a school....so you are going to get bombared with a bunch of my drawings
    I will be working on them this weekend
    YAY
    THIS is the best idea next to sliced bread.......hMMMM.....
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    I'm in, but I want to get the most offensive and/or ridiculous card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Just to confirm:

    The card must commemorate or otherwise honour SPACE MONKEY?
    this sounds fun.
    im not clear on this, does the card have to commemorate space monkey?

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    Doesn't space monkey have a name? Hero animals need a name. The poor dog the Soviets fired out to space first was called "Lajka"... I still know off the top of my head.
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    Sam is the name of our Hero

    Sam, the Rhesus monkey, after his ride in the Little Joe-2 (LJ-2) spacecraft. A U.S. Navy destroyer safely recovered Sam after he experienced three minutes of weightlessness during the flight. Animals were often used during test flights for Project Mercury to help determine the effects of spaceflight and weightlessness on humans. LJ-2 was one in a series of flights that led up to the human orbital flights of NASA's Project Mercury program. The Little Joe rocket booster was developed as a cheaper, smaller, and more functional alternative to the Redstone rockets. Little Joe could be produced at one-fifth the cost of Redstone rockets and still have enough power to carry a capsule payload. Seven unmanned Little Joe rockets were launched from Wallops Island, Virginia from August 1959 to April 1961.

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    meat popsicle dookski's Avatar
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    thanks for the enthusiaism everyone. it will be some kinds of awesome.

    clarifying-
    "functional media" means it can actually fit and be ridable in a wheel
    "space monkey" is the theme. you can interpret this any way you'd like, or you can go ahead and ignore the theme. the theme is supposed to help stimulate some ideas and give direction. hopefully being a test pilot can resonate with you bike folks, if not, no big.
    "sam" is in fact his name. there was also a "ms. sam" that flew only 9 miles high or something like that. they were sweethearts.

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    when do you want these by? whats the deadline?

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    It's in bold in the first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekRI
    It's in bold in the first post.
    Which one's the first one?
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    ATTENTION ALL WASHINGTON DC INHABITANTS:

    this little guy's corpse is actually on display at the Air and Space Museum. he looks peaceful.

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    The one before the second one!

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    I'm in.... sooooo IN!!....

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