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I have a mint condition copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Geocaching, by the staff of Geocaching.com and Jack W. Peters (with a picture of Hydee on the cover).

 

"Jack Peters writes a book on geocaching that I wish I could have had while making preparations for my first cache hunt. His insightful and informative pages will give you a thorough overview of geocaching." -- Jeremy Irish, Founder, Geocaching.com. The list price is $16.95 (US). You can own it by winning this contest.

 

The posting of this topic marks my 3000th post in these forums. Find my most memorable/idiotic/funniest/regrettable post and quote it here. The post may be taken out of context from any of my past posts, but they must come from the GC.com forums and they must be quoted. Please do not link to the individual topics.

 

I have thick skin, so don’t be shy. I have inserted foot-in-mouth many times throughout my life. Let this be a reminder that when you post in these forums, it is permanent; someone may just remember it several years down the road.

 

The contest will run through Thursday, Aug 18, at midnight EST. I will be the judge and my decision will be final. :huh:;)

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I have a mint condition copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Geocaching, by the staff of Geocaching.com and Jack W. Peters (with a picture of Hydee on the cover). The list price is $16.95 (US). You can own it by winning this contest.

 

The posting of this topic marks my 3000th post in these forums. Find my most memorable/idiotic/funniest/regrettable post and quote it here. The post may be taken out of context from any of my past posts, but they must come from the GC.com forums and they must be quoted. Please do not link to the individual topics.

 

I have thick skin, so don’t be shy. I have inserted foot-in-mouth many times throughout my life. Let this be a reminder that when you post in these forums, it is permanent; someone may just remember it several years down the road.

 

The contest will run through Thursday, Aug 18, at midnight EST. I will be the judge and my decision will be final. :huh:;)

I nominate this post.

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I have a mint condition copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Geocaching, by the staff of Geocaching.com and Jack W. Peters (with a picture of Hydee on the cover). The list price is $16.95 (US). You can own it by winning this contest.

 

The posting of this topic marks my 3000th post in these forums. Find my most memorable/idiotic/funniest/regrettable post and quote it here. The post may be taken out of context from any of my past posts, but they must come from the GC.com forums and they must be quoted. Please do not link to the individual topics.

 

I have thick skin, so don’t be shy. I have inserted foot-in-mouth many times throughout my life. Let this be a reminder that when you post in these forums, it is permanent; someone may just remember it several years down the road.

 

The contest will run through Thursday, Aug 18, at midnight EST. I will be the judge and my decision will be final. :huh:;)

I'll submit this post since it is destined to become the most memorable one that will be among the first 3000 posts.

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There are just SO many. Here are a few for starters.

 

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don't sweat the dead stuff!
I've had my eyes open for a hollow needle that I can hide in a haystack.
Aussies definitely enjoy the english language.
Geocaching is all there is.
#@**##!
I can't think of anything that goes well with sept1c_tank.
yes, I have been chased by a cow.
this can be maddening
My best is not relevant
Exactly what I wanted.

 

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This one seemed to go well with your avatar.

it's more fun than drugs

 

I see nothing wrong with taking a parting shot and then getting out of town

 

OMG, I'm done. Just spent an hour reading your expanations of geocacher screen names from 8/20/03. Have you updated this? I'd love to read all them in one place. You summed some of them up hilariously. MORE MORE MORE.

I will attempt to maintain it periodically in these forums.

OK, I'm holding you to that quote, that is definitely a foot in mouth one considering how big the site has grown.

 

Besides, I could really use the book, haven't even got my gps yet but addicted to the website!!

 

Luvhockey

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I knew just where to find my quote. :huh:

 

If you have any images of Jeremy, any Groundspeak employees or administrators, or just any interesting photos of geocachers, please contact me through geocaching.com. I will email my address and you can send them (or links) to me and I will happily reproduce them in this thread.

 

Why's that so stupid? Look at the last post in said thread. ;)

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In your thread that is worth looking through....

 

'More About Groundspeak' July 27 2003.

 

I'm not sure but he is definitely a Prime Suspect. biggrin.gif cool.gif bad_boy_a.gif

The place: Waxahachie, TX.

The date: June 12, 2004.

 

Biography for Prime Suspect:

A shadowy figure who moves through the night. Few clear photos exist, except for some dusty mug shots stashed in a forgotten file drawer in a dark corner of a rundown police station in one of the more disreputable sections of Istanbul. But the less said about that, the better.

He usually works alone, but is sometimes in the company of a pack of nefarious malefactors, rapscallions, and miscreants.

 

Prime Suspect is a charter member of Groundspeak. bad_boy_a.gif

 

There were so many great shots & stories in this thread that it is very difficult to choose any single coment or post...

 

Tanks!

 

Shirley~

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I only read the forums occassionaly...about 10 or 15 times a day. The forums are a complete waste of time and my time is valuable.

 

Of course I only post to threads that are pertinent, and then only if I have something of value to share with other forum readers.

I nominate this! :lol: I think it's a very fitting way to commemorate your prolific presence on these boards.

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QUOTE (magellan315 @ Jul 19 2005, 09:07 AM)

Link for info on the Florida Skunk Ape.

 

As to the legend of the skunk ape, I understand you are relatively safe if you don't eat beans:

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....Legend goes that the skunk ape stands more than 7 feet tall, weighs more than 300 pounds and is the color of brown swamp mud. It has a mostly vegetarian diet and loves to steal pots of lima beans left to soak by Everglade hunters.

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I'll play. I'm bored and could use another book to read.

 

Inappropriate, and frankly almost as if you are stalking.

 

mtn-man has deleted this post and closed the topic again.

 

This post has been edited by mtn-man on Jul 24 2005, 09:49 PM

:huh::):(:);)

 

One of his best, indeed. :)

OK, so I'm the dummy here, but you're the one putting the words into my mouth! :blink::D:D

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well I would nominate the dead monkey thing, but that was posted by joefrog, quoted by snoogans, and re quoted here by me

 

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I like monkeys.

 

The pet store was selling them for 5¢ each. I thought that was odd since they were normally a couple thousand dollars each. I decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

 

I bought 200.

 

I like monkeys.

 

I took my 200 monkeys home.

 

I have a big car.

 

I let one of them drive. His name was Sigmund.

 

He was retarded. In fact, none of them were really bright. They kept punching themselves in their genitals.

 

I laughed.

 

Then they punched my genitals.

 

I stopped laughing.

 

I herded them into my apartment.

 

They didn't adapt very well to their new environment.

 

They would screech, hurl themselves off of the couch at high speeds and slam into the wall.

 

Although humorous at first, the spectacle lost its novelty halfway into its third hour.

 

Two hours later I found out why all the monkeys were so inexpensive: they all died.

 

No apparent reason.

 

They all just sort of dropped dead.

 

Kinda odd like when you buy a goldfish and it dies five hours later.

 

dadgum cheap monkeys.

 

I didn't know what to do. There were 200 dead monkeys lying all over my apartment. On the bed, in the dresser, hanging from my bookcase.

 

It looked like I had 200 throw rugs.

 

I tried to flush one down the toilet.

 

It didn't work. It got stuck.

 

Then I had one dead, wet monkey and 199 dead, dry monkeys.

 

I tried pretending that they were just stuffed animals.

 

That worked for a while.

 

That is until they began to decompose.

 

Then it started to smell real bad.

 

I had to pee but there was a dead monkey in the toilet and I didn't want to call the plumber.

 

I was embarrassed.

 

I tried to slow down the decomposition by freezing them.

 

Unfortunately, there was only enough room for two monkeys at a time, so I had to change them every 30 seconds.

 

I also had to eat all the food in the freezer so it didn't all go bad.

 

I tried burning them.

 

Little did I know my bed was flammable.

 

I had to extinguish the fire.

 

Then I had one dead, wet monkey in my toilet, two dead, frozen monkeys in my freezer, and 197 dead, charred monkeys in a pile on my bed.

 

The odor wasn't improving.

 

I became agitated at my inability to dispose of my monkeys or use the bathroom.

 

I severely beat one of my monkeys.

 

I felt better.

 

I tried throwing them way but the garbage man said that the city wasn't allowed to dispose of charred primates.

 

I told him that I had a wet one.

 

He couldn't take that one either.

 

I didn't bother asking about the frozen ones.

 

I finally arrived at a solution.

 

I gave them out as Christmas gifts.

 

My friends didn't know quite what to say.

 

They pretended that they like them but I could tell they were lying.

 

Ingrates.

 

So I punched them in the genitals.

 

I like monkeys.

 

I guess I'll have to put them in a cache.

 

Joel (joefrog)

 

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If only sept1c tank had posted that ;);) sigh

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I just pored through every one of your old posts hoping to find that one dumb comment that would win this contest.

 

I was unsuccessful, because there are none!

 

Every single one of the posts was insightful, intelligent, and has enriched my life immeasurably. I am a better person for having read all of your posts.

 

You, sir, are of a higher caliber than any other person I have ever met.

 

Thank you for being you.

 

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I just pored through every one of your old posts hoping to find that one dumb comment that would win this contest.

 

I was unsuccessful, because there are none!

 

Every single one of the posts was insightful, intelligent, and has enriched my life immeasurably. I am a better person for having read all of your posts.

 

You, sir, are of a higher caliber than any other person I have ever met.

 

Thank you for being you.

 

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ROFLMAO!!!! ;)

 

El Diablo

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I just pored through every one of your old posts hoping to find that one dumb comment that would win this contest.

 

I was unsuccessful, because there are none!

 

Every single one of the posts was insightful, intelligent, and has enriched my life immeasurably. I am a better person for having read all of your posts.

 

You, sir, are of a higher caliber than any other person I have ever met.

 

Thank you for being you.

 

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ROFLMAO!!!! ;)

 

El Diablo

Yeah, I'm thinking Docapi must have searched the wrong user out. :blink: :blink:

 

;):P

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I just pored through every one of your old posts hoping to find that one dumb comment that would win this contest.

 

I was unsuccessful, because there are none!

 

Every single one of the posts was insightful, intelligent, and has enriched my life immeasurably. I am a better person for having read all of your posts.

 

You, sir, are of a higher caliber than any other person I have ever met.

 

Thank you for being you.

 

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Why, thank you for noticing.

I have so much more to say

In my next 3000 posts. :P:P:P

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The contest is over; the winning quote is:

 

I only read the forums occassionaly...about 10 or 15 times a day. The forums are a complete waste of time and my time is valuable.

 

Of course I only post to threads that are pertinent, and then only if I have something of value to share with other forum readers.

 

:D My spelling is explorable. :):D

 

The winning contestant is Bear Paughs. Congratulations, and thanks (to everyone else, too) for taking me back through time. I will be contacting you for your mailing address for delivery of your prize.

 

I sincerely hope your paw is feeling better! :)

 

:D :D :rolleyes: The runner –up (who wins only my total admiration) is a person who chose not to quote me, but to comment:

 

Thank you for being you.

 

Allow me to quote myself from my original post in this topic:

 

Let this be a reminder that when you post in these forums, it is permanent; someone may just remember it several years down the road.

 

I have enjoyed this immensely; I hope you have too. B)

 

I will leave the topic open for future bashings, or moderator disclosure. :D:)

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Yaaaay! Thank you, sept1c_tank! This was a cool contest and a very fun topic.

It makes me want to do something some kind of contest when I reach my 100th find as a way to give back to the community. Now I just have to come up with a good idea for one.... (oh yeah, and get going on those finds!)

 

I sincerely hope your paw is feeling better!  :rolleyes:

 

Thank you, it is!

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:) Actually, no…I mean yes, but I decided to keep that one for my library. And honestly, after months of procrastination on my part, I forgot that I had promised it to you. :D

 

Anyway, shortly, you will be receiving a brand, spanking new copy of the Idiot’s Guide, direct from Sunrise Identity. Consider it an early birthday present. I just completed the transaction.

 

And Bear Paughs, you will also be receiving a new copy from Sunrise Identity.

 

And I get to keep mine for reference during my many fits of idiocy. :D:rolleyes::):D:):D

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