December 04, 2003

I just wanted to say... I think the volume of the site lately has been great. Thanks to everyone who has posted- seeing updates several times a day here is quite nice. Banning new registrations, here we come! ;)

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 05:55 PM - 30 comments

I second that emotion. The kudos I mean, not the banning.

posted by lilnemo at 06:21 PM on December 04, 2003

good work all! i am still waiting for our 1000th member.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:39 PM on December 04, 2003

The volume here is perfect now, and it's good to see people posting on varied topics. Group hug! And now for something completely different: "On many occasions Liu Ling, under the influence of wine, would be completely free and uninhibited, sometimes taking off his clothes and sitting naked in his room. Once when some scholars saw him and chided him for it, Liu retorted, 'I take heaven and earth for my pillars and roof, and the rooms of my house for my pants and coat... What are you gentlemen doing in my pants?" --"Wen xin diao long"

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:06 AM on December 05, 2003

Are we going to have some kind of celebration for reaching our 1,000th SpoFi member?

posted by squealy at 04:40 AM on December 05, 2003

the odometer effect! hurrah! i'd be a little more chuffed to see 1000 active members (say in a given month) since among the potential 1000 total there are probably dozens of inactive (in terms of posting and commenting) or abandoned accounts and a few accounts made for a one off comment. But hey, the onward and upward march is still cool. And no matter how many actual active folk there are there will be new members with the 999 and 1000 user numbers. I can't hate on that. (oh, and potentially if the magic rollover is circa the 23rd a brand new Acheson might arrive to claim it. New user indeed).

posted by gspm at 05:05 AM on December 05, 2003

The only drawback to having a bunch of good, informed newbies contributing, is they often beat me to the "low-hanging-fruit" points...those points that are self-evident yet nearly irrefutable that make me appear to be more of a sports demi-god then I really am. Now, in order to uphold my reputation as a something-something contributor, I have to think, and research, and actually, you know, think and research to make a point that hasn't been covered...

posted by vito90 at 10:15 AM on December 05, 2003

I'd like to say the columns have kicked ass lately....and fork brought blogging to the next level: hyper-blogging. Brainstorm: annual awards. Its that time of year and all. Best Post by category, or month, or something? Could this work?

posted by garfield at 10:44 AM on December 05, 2003

why not? some one make some nominations.

posted by lilnemo at 12:04 PM on December 05, 2003

garfield: Brainstorm: annual awards. Its that time of year and all. Best Post by category, or month, or something? Could this work? Pleeeease. You know I will sweep all the awards, including Lifetime Achievement and Most Fucked-Off.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:42 PM on December 05, 2003

I definitely prefer the comedic posts, so here are a few nominees. Jan '02: Sammy with 'Man loses control...' rcade with 'MacTavish rips tongue...' vito90 with 'LeBron's Hummer...' Jaquandor with 'Kickin Granny...' wfazerjr with "We Ain't Hicks...' wc2k2 with 'jaw-dropping pics...'

posted by garfield at 12:47 PM on December 05, 2003

I have to find some comedic (intentional and otherwise) comments. I think yesterday, Bernreuther, in an understandable post of woe -- and I am not making fun of him at all -- said something like "I am upset about a lack of a Johnson". I giggled and giggled for a good 5 minutes.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:06 PM on December 05, 2003

Feb '02: wc2k2 with 'Sued for Sucking...' werty with 'Yankees buy MLB' vito90 with 'You Pussy' garfield with 'that's unpossible' - sorry, I like this one. msacheson with 'Smells like Bullcrap...' rcade with 'Lego...' bcb2k2 with 'Klan gets tour card...' sammy with 'teaching america fight songs...'

posted by garfield at 01:08 PM on December 05, 2003

Mar '03: kirkaracha with 'Oodles of Barry...' & 'No more motherfucking...' vito90 with 'The Beeze...' grum with 'Mechanical Bonds...' Less nominees, because the more I look the pickier I get.

posted by garfield at 01:29 PM on December 05, 2003

and fork brought blogging to the next level: hyper-blogging forks columns scare me silent. All I can do after seeing them is quietly mouth "What the fuck..? How? One person? Time? How?" And sob. That is to say - rock on, forks.

posted by dng at 01:42 PM on December 05, 2003

awwww. i'm touched. you brought one little savant into your collective hearts. ya'll gonna make me lose my mind. up in here. up in here. >>sniff<<

posted by forksclovetofu at 01:52 PM on December 05, 2003

Oh, all of the above are 2003 entries...its just like writing a check every January. April '03: 86 with 'Brit's Licked...' the Fooker with 'favorite projectiles...' wfrazerjr with 'No Crying. Period.' pfuller(via wc2k2) with 'sports movie stuff' rcade with 'the Topes' vito90 with 'SAEED' machaus with 'stupid NASCAR...' wc2k2 with 'a private moment...' Kirkaracha with 'gobbing yobs...' garfield with 'The guy on the left...' again, my apologies. alright, that's all I'm doing today.

posted by garfield at 02:18 PM on December 05, 2003

How about stats awards. Most commented thread, longest interview. Most simpsons references in a thread. someone knows this. I know they do!!

posted by lilnemo at 02:43 PM on December 05, 2003

Once again, I would sweep all awards. I would even win the Bombastic Hyperbolic Claims award.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:08 PM on December 05, 2003

My nominations: Most outrageous comment: Starfucker (soooo many to choose from). Best lockerroom thread: Probably the monty python / acheson's interview. 2nd favourite was probably the iraqfilter parody Best hissy fit: worldcup2002, or rcade, can't decide. Best new member: forksclovetofu, if only for the fabulous columns. Best thread: I have no idea. Fight it out amongst yourselves.

posted by BigCalm at 05:12 PM on December 05, 2003

BigCalm: Best hissy fit: worldcup2002, Hey, Calmy! What are you implying! I'm about to fly into a rage here! I can feel the bile rising! Apoplexy coming on! I'm leaving!

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:20 PM on December 05, 2003

Oh no, it's MegaWorldCup, he's gone from jovial to fucked off.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:53 PM on December 05, 2003

JG, don't you mean MechaStreisand?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:50 PM on December 05, 2003

I was actually thinking along the lines of MegaMaid. I forgot about MechaStreisand though. Thanks for the reminder :)

posted by jerseygirl at 06:59 PM on December 05, 2003

She's gone from suck to blow!

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:12 PM on December 07, 2003

geez, I nominate garfield, for outstanding contribution to an awards thread. I've wasted a good hour reading each of those threads from January through April. Well, okay, it was a great hour. Thanks garfield. And thanks to all of you out there in SpoFi land. I am watching eagerly for member # 1000, and gspm was way-cool to think it may be mini-ach, eagerly approaching delivery in the next couple weeks.

posted by msacheson at 03:19 PM on December 08, 2003

thanks man. congrats and good luck with the mini-ach.

posted by garfield at 05:19 PM on December 08, 2003

May '03 SF with 'One tough fucker...' corpse with 'Name that team...' rcade with 'Ryan gets bitch-slapped...' racde with 'Skips' epiphany...' Stan Chin with 'I can't look...' kickerofelves with 'Justin 'diggity' Timberlake...' squealy with 'Lennon attacked...' jerseygirl with 'Finding Mo'...' wc2k2 with 'Studs...' outside counsel with 'Fashion Week in Cooperstown...' ufez jones with 'location, location, location...' srboisvert with 'Alien ball...' rcade with 'Columnist's best friend...' what a month!

posted by garfield at 06:02 PM on December 08, 2003

June '03 ufez jones with 'Butter my Biscuit...' kjh with 'Corkin' Sosa...' Bernreuther with 'Pedro's Lip...' wfrazerjr with 'Anna does something...' garfield with 'There's no grunting in tennis...' wc2k2 with 'Ewe suck...' djacobs with 'i_cola...' corpse with 'Busts...' pucksnsuds with 'BOO' ufez jones with 'O-Ver-Ra-Ted...' rl55z with 'Bull and Void.' wc2k2 with 'Wankdorf'

posted by garfield at 06:35 PM on December 08, 2003

Don't lose steam now garfield you still have a few months to go!!!

posted by vito90 at 08:30 AM on December 09, 2003

I broke my flux capicitor over the weekend, and the professor hasn't been the same since the accident. Unless I can get my parents to fall in lov....wait a minute....wrong monologue. I'm working on it...The year should be complete in the next week. That shit is time consuming, yo.

posted by garfield at 09:38 AM on December 09, 2003

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