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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 02:20:50 PM »

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It's 2009.  I am holding a round rubber ball.  Its atomic structure is pliant, spongy.  A sphere designed to compress and bounce.  It intrigues me, briefly.  A clock ticks on both sides of me.  In twenty-two seconds a buzzer will sound.

It's 1959.  Another clock is ticking.  It is Janey's pocket watch.  The door has locked behind me.  A loud humming begins, increases in intensity.  In twenty-two seconds I will change forever. 

It's a time without a date.  Trillions of years after humanity has disappeared.  Before me, the last star winks out of existence, with a tiny quantum whimper.  It makes a sound not unlike the slow final tick of a pocke****ch that needs to be wound.  I am alone.

It's 2009.  Again the clock ticks.  An opponent, a man of vast power, charges me.  Not for me.  He desires the sphere.  Absentmindedly, I turn myself and the sphere into gas.  In eleven seconds, a buzzer will sound. 

It's 1959.  The intrinsic field subtractor begins to take hold of me.  The hum has become an howl.  The ringing in my ears is unbearable.  In eleven seconds, there will be no ears to cause me pain.  I feel fear for the last time.

It's 2009.  A menagerie of teammates and spectators are shouting.  Shouting at me.  I think about human emotion, try to remember the experience of it.  It is slipping away.  There is a deeper purpose to their shouting, but it is meaningless.  Five seconds later, the buzzer sounds.  A man in a striped shirt is demanding the sphere.  I give it to him.  In twelve seconds, the other team will surrender the sphere after hurling it through a metal circle.  Six seconds after that, I will be holding it again.  All of this has happened before.  All of this will happen again in the second half.  Repeatedly. My teammates are ****ed.  They will be ****ed again later.

It's 2009, later that evening.  A group of badly dressed men with recording devices are shouting questions at me.  They want to know about a game, and failure.  I explain that failure and success are meaningless distinctions, outcomes viewed subjectively through a set of arbitrary criteria. They are not pleased with this response.

The press, the press is taking me apart...

FWF this was solid gold.
I second that nomination.

*blush*  Thanks guys - I'm pretty fond of that post, but I'd still have to say if I had to choose I'd go with Celtic's Solomon post.  Will was the perfect man for his time and place, and Celtic's post summed up what we were all going through when we heard he was gone :(

Beyond the post, though, one way or another Will Solomon or the Solomon thread needs to make the HOF.  That was probably the most fun I've ever had on here.

Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2009, 02:21:07 PM »

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Oh ok, my bad never saw it.  Maybe I should!
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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2009, 02:21:55 PM »

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I kinda think the Girl Drama thread belongs in the HOF.  thats what really got me into the community aspect of CB
CB Draft LA Lakers: Lamarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony,Jrue Holiday, Wes Matthews  6.11, 7.16, 8.14, 8.15, 9.16, 11.5, 11.16

Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2009, 02:22:56 PM »

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Oh ok, my bad never saw it.  Maybe I should!

Read the book - it's better.  Either way, be prepared to watch/read it twice, it's a lot better the 2nd time through.

Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2009, 02:24:59 PM »

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Oh ok, my bad never saw it.  Maybe I should!

Read the book - it's better.  Either way, be prepared to watch/read it twice, it's a lot better the 2nd time through.

And then the joke is heeelarious.

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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2009, 02:49:15 PM »

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Oh ok, my bad never saw it.  Maybe I should!

Read the book - it's better.  Either way, be prepared to watch/read it twice, it's a lot better the 2nd time through.

Ditto, and here is another TP for that wonderful post.
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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2009, 03:07:14 PM »

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how about the best thread that stayed unlocked way too long?
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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2009, 03:09:35 PM »

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how about the best thread that stayed unlocked way too long?

It stays unlocked because half the mods don't understand it. ;)

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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2009, 03:10:37 PM »

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I post in it sometimes..but I don't think anyone reads it.

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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2009, 05:17:24 PM »

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how about the best thread that stayed unlocked way too long?

It's a great thread, but to acknowledge it is to violate its spirit, so I think you're out of luck  ;)

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2009, 06:39:19 PM »

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I have a nomination for HOF humor article:

Jeff's classic Princess Bride Parody -- high level NBA decision-making at its best.

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2009, 06:40:22 PM »

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I have a nomination for HOF humor article:

Jeff's classic Princess Bride Parody -- high level NBA decision-making at its best.

I never read that... Anywhere I could find it?

That's why this is such a good idea, this is going to lead to extremely solid reading being brought to light.
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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2009, 08:11:46 PM »

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I'd like to nominate this:
http://www.celticsblog.com/2007/6/14/642579/bostradomus-iii

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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2009, 09:23:22 PM »

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I have a nomination for HOF humor article:

Jeff's classic Princess Bride Parody -- high level NBA decision-making at its best.

I never read that... Anywhere I could find it?

That's why this is such a good idea, this is going to lead to extremely solid reading being brought to light.

found it - for the record, Chad Ford loved this one - said it was closer to reality than he wanted to admit :)

http://celticsblog.wordpress.com/2005/06/21/inconceivable/
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Re: Welcome to the CB Hall of Fame forum!
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2009, 09:31:55 PM »

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I have a nomination for HOF humor article:

Jeff's classic Princess Bride Parody -- high level NBA decision-making at its best.

I never read that... Anywhere I could find it?

That's why this is such a good idea, this is going to lead to extremely solid reading being brought to light.

found it - for the record, Chad Ford loved this one - said it was closer to reality than he wanted to admit :)

http://celticsblog.wordpress.com/2005/06/21/inconceivable/

that was indeed quite good
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