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June 20th, 2006

Gah

Not back to work 30 minutes and already I'm awash in stoopid.

-The Gneech

EDIT: Turning right around to go back and work from home helps. As does having a Second Breakfast. At least now the stoopid is far away, and I have the strength to combat it.

Anthropoly!

On Friday, somebody (I forget who now, sorry) acting as a proxy for kuddlepup, invited me to be a panelist on "Anthropoly". This is a fun "gameshow"-style event that combines "Match Game" with "$20,000 Pyramid". KP was the MC ("O RLY?"); the other panelists included Sue Deer, 2 the Ranting Gryphon, Simba, Ronin, and Diane Duane's companion, whose name escapes me now. EDIT: That would be Peter Morwood. Thanks, dduane!

For those of you too young to remember it (or wise enough to have avoided gameshows), the Match Game segment went like this: kuddlepup would read aloud a question such as, "Registration this year was really fast. [AUDIENCE: "How fast was it???"] It was so fast, I got my conbadge before I even got _______."

The panelists then write down answers (my answer for that particular question was "con crud") while the contestant (a volunteer from the audience) thinks of one. For every panelist answer that matches the contestant's answer, they get a point. Of course, the answers have to be PG-rated, but the questions are all (or at least mostly) double-entendres, which is where the humor of the show comes from.

Whichever of two contestants wins the Match Game round, gets to go on to the Pyramid round. In this segment, the contestant chooses a panelist, who is then given a list of things they have to get the contestant to say. For example, if the answer is "Famous Sidekicks," the panelist might say, "Robin, Pinky, Tonto, Arthur, Incrediboy..." To win, you have to get 9 categories in 60 seconds -- which is hard! Unfortunately for kagur, when he chose me as the panelist, I got stumped on "Things That Begin With the Letter R" because my brain locked up and all I could think of was "Rolls Royce." Of course, now that I'm not under the gun I can come up with "ratchet, robe, rescue ranger, Road Runner" ... le sigh!

Still, it was a lot of fun, and KP invited me back next year. :) Alas, now lunchtime is over, so back to work for me!

-The Gneech

Tuesday Workout Report

~40 minutes of DDR. I wasn't up to my usual ability, but even if I had been, the back arrow doesn't work anyway. Pfui. We're going to have to do something about this.

Unfortunately, now it's 9:30 and I've only started scraping the surface of things I needed/wanted to get done tonight. Alas!

Time is the enemy.

-The Gneech

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Do I Have a Cranky Doppleganger? 0.o

All day Sunday, people from various different groups in the con were coming up and apologizing to me for having been turned away from some party or other. Given that I didn't go to any parties at the con (or even attempt to), I find myself extremely curious as to what happened, as well as wondering who it was who actually did get turned away. But I must have been apologized to at least four times by four different people, including at least one Dorsai member.

Now, tonight, I'm informed by a friend that there is a personage of some stature in the furry community whom I've only ever spoken to once or twice that I recall, who is "shy in regards to you [because he] thought you were someone else and ended up offending you badly." To which my first response is, "Er ... me?" I have no memory of this event ... I have nothing but respect and admiration for the guy, in as far as I know of him, which admittedly isn't far.

I am actually a pretty hard guy to offend -- the number of people I can think of whom I actually dislike and will go out of my way to avoid can be counted on the fingers of one hand without using them all, and there is at least one person floating around the furry community who I stopped talking to for a while, then forgave and started talking to again after we hashed it out a bit.

So please, if you think you've somehow offended me, or knows someone who does, and they're bothered about it, please let them know that it probably isn't the case. I'm friendly! The people I know of that I actually dislike feel pretty much the same way about me, I think, so if you aren't somebody who dislikes me (and if you are, why are you wasting your time reading my LJ?), then please feel free to say hello!

-The Gneech

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