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Poll: 2014-04-23 Announcement (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Is this Awesome?

  1. Yes (13 votes [54.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 54.17%

  2. Yes (11 votes [45.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.83%

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#1 ulterior

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

Hello All,

 

We have some exciting news. Bunsen, our long time supermod is now an Admin, enabling him to do more things around the forums and generally turn the awesome-knob up to eleven.

 

Thanks,

//wthww


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#2 Bunsen

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

Ooh, shiny.

Lessee, what does this button do?

<exploding sounds>


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#3 Scott Baret

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:38 AM

Congrats!!

 

Now, the question remains--when you touched that button mentioned in your previous post, what happened to Beaker?


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#4 MidnightCommando

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

Witchfinder-Admiral!


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#5 Concorde1993

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

Now, the question remains--when you touched that button mentioned in your previous post, what happened to Beaker?

I'm surprised there isn't a Beaker username on this forum. It would make discussions more interesting. 


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#6 RickNel

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

On this forum, the typical answer to a poll would be neither yes nor no, but "You are asking the wrong question" :-/


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#7 Bunsen

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:53 AM

Running neck and neck!

Don't worry about Beaker.  He's signed all the necessary release forms and has his last will and testament up to date.


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#8 LOOM

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

I voted Yes and immediately saw it was only 52%, so I got confused and wondered why so many people voted No. I had to go back and look at the options again..  :quadra:



#9 Quadraman

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:54 AM

I'm surprised there isn't a Beaker username on this forum. It would make discussions more interesting. 

Not really. All Beaker ever does is run around in a panic and squeak.


Edited by Quadraman, 02 May 2014 - 04:54 AM.

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#10 CC_333

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:27 PM

What is Beaker?

 

c


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#11 MinerAl

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

http://muppet.wikia....Bunsen_Honeydew

 

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Beaker



#12 Bunsen

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:54 AM

Tsk, kids these days.  No appreciation for the classics.


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#13 CelGen

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

I would like to select NO please.



#14 Concorde1993

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:41 PM

Tsk, kids these days.  No appreciation for the classics.

Ironic, considering we're posting on a forum dedicated to preserving the "classics." *

 

* Your mileage may vary on what computer you regard as being a classic. 


Edited by Concorde1993, 04 May 2014 - 03:41 PM.

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#15 Cory5412

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:22 PM

Maybe not ironic, given that we're a forum whose topic is old computers, not necessarily old culture.

 

Though, I must admit I was surprised because I thought everybody in North America had had some exposure to the Muppets.



#16 Scott Baret

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:33 PM

I think part of it is the fact Bunsen and Beaker haven't really been featured a whole lot in the more recent films (the one from a few years ago and the one which just came out).

 

I don't think Bunsen and Beaker were featured much or maybe even at all in Muppet Babies, which I recall centering around Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal, etc (though my memory could be failing me since I haven't seen the show since 1991-ish), but I know, at least for me and a few others who are about my age, that was the way we got exposed to the world of muppets (plus Muppet Christmas Carol, which I admit I haven't seen yet somehow own on VHS). Still, they were a gateway to the wonder of the original series.

 

Ah, back when you could get good cartoons without cable...CBS had Muppet Babies, Pee Wee's Playhouse, and Ninja Turtles...


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#17 IPalindromeI

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

and now you can get them with the internet! thanks netflix!
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#18 CC_333

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

Ah! The Muppets! It's been so long since I've seen it at all (probably somewhere between 1994-1998, maybe a bit later), that I had forgotten it all (and, admittedly, I don't think I really knew their names even then, except for the "core" characters (Kermit et al), of course).

 

Please excuse my ignorance [:)]

 

c


Edited by CC_333, 04 May 2014 - 10:04 PM.

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#19 Concorde1993

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:36 PM

Maybe not ironic, given that we're a forum whose topic is old computers, not necessarily old culture.

I'm pretty certain that old culture gets discussed here just as much as old computers. For instance, wasn't there recently a thread in the Lounge criticizing the quality of modern TV shows and favouring the format of older shows? 


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#20 ulterior

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

I've locked this thread since it is no longer on topic. If you'd like to congratulate Bunsen please feel free to send him a PM.

 

//wthww


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