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Deals.Woot RIP: November 24, 2009 – July 31, 2016
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JUL 29, 2016 1:59 PM

Gossip Girl. L.A. Law. Breaking Bad. All good things that eventually came to an end. Now Deals.Woot
joins them in the place beyond the mists. Because at midnight on July 31, after 2,442 days of glory,
Deals.Woot will close its virtual doors.
We’d like to thank all of our community members, deal posters, sponsored companies, and anyone
else we may have forgotten. We've made this hard decision so we can focus on other areas of the
site, ones that are growing in popularity and require more resources than ever before. Or, to be
poetic, to grow a lovely tree one must prune branches to protect the trunk.
Consider this thread yours, to talk about the good times you had in deals, all the magical in-jokes
you shared, and all the memories that we made over the past seven years. Just please remember:
PG-13. We don’t want those lingerie debates starting all over again.

We are postponing the close to noon on Monday, 8/1.
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wootg8r

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Of the platform, this remains one of my favorite UIs. I was sad to see it underutilized and
I'm sad to see it go. But I think it's the right decision.
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JUL 29, 2016 4:52 PM

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Figured I'd stop in to say goodbye, too. There's definitely some sadness in seeing
deals.woot go, but it's understandable (and in some ways preferable to it languishing).
read more
JUL 29, 2016 5:23 PM

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Because it makes a fourth page, and because I must. Please, if you're paying attention, go downvote
the storefront spammer currently in Fresh. You'll figure out which deal it is right away.
JUL 31, 2016 4:40 PM

newest oldest votes
shrdlu

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To add my two cents, I was never very active on ATC. I asked a few questions and tried to help with

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shawnmiller

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dave bug

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Wow, just now seeing this or I would have posted sooner. I consider this site one of my
digital babies. Even though I helped lead the team through a few woot.com redesigns this
was the first Woot effort I built from the ground up with tons of help from Joe andread
Mattmore
and
JUL 29, 2016 8:08 PM

snapster

answers when I had something to say. Was never active on the other Woot forums. My activity has

tbgolladay

been down for about a year, but I still checked Fresh deals several times a day. Will miss the funny
questions and answers that used to be common. Have been missing the high quality deals from the
past. I wasn't here for the early glory years, but I still enjoyed most of my time here.
A DAY AGO

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@lavikinga:

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Thx. I am at meh, make some noise there, star lots of stuff, have seen @magic cave there.

f00l

As she has been one of the most dedicated decent fine helpful sweet people here, and as she was
here until the end, I'm just surprised not to see her in this thread. Perhaps she's traveling. I hope
she's OK.
I know she is real and cool, just by the way she speaks of life in El Paso, and her life in civil service,
and her incredibly determination to be helpful to everyone, always, even if someone acts like s/he
wants a fight.
PS... thx for "The Walrus and the Carpenter", in the WHY? thread.
A DAY AGO

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OK, shout-out to @zippy the pinhead, now that I know how to enter a username that has spaces.

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@f00l: You know, I was pretty sure you were already over there! Glad the brain's not totally on the

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f00l

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fritz.

lavikinga

I'm not a frequent flier at meh so I'm not always quite sure who kept some form of their old screen
name or if a similar name is just coincidence. Didn't someone started a thread in the early days of
who was who? If so, I failed to bookmark it.
For whatever the brain block I have, I find keeping up with all the conversations over there much
harder than over here. Perhaps I need to play with my settings and get my alerts squared away.
I seem to recall MC mention traveling this summer with the Mister and the four-legged children.
Let's hope that's the case.
A DAY AGO

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@lavikinga:

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I don't have time to do all the threads at meh, and some of the media-heavy threads are near
impossible to load on mobile, even with pagination turned on. Sometimes I have lots of energy for
it, more often not.
I just follow what seems most interesting to me, plus, of course, anything purple. (Hi, @Barney!).

f00l

Hi, f00l

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To anyone who tried the meh community in the early days and found yourself put off by the tone of
postings or the allowed profanity, pls consider giving it another shot. The place grew...settled
down....became far warmer, funnier, more intelligent, more civilized. The 4 letter stuff is now pretty
much used for wit and endearment, and those who use it are mostly successful by both measures
(to my mind).
A few obviously angry/provocative people show up...and others mostly try to be kind.
A lot of people you know here are also there, and would love to see you.
A DAY AGO

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thunderthighs
We are postponing the close to noon on Monday, 8/1.
A DAY AGO

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Hi all. Wanted to pop in to say thank you all for a mostly fun and always interesting ride on

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Deals.Woot. I was with Deals from day one. I spent quite a bit of time in Jay's office talking to him

thunderthighs

about his vision and getting guidance. I learned quite a bit from him.
Crab day was great. Wasn't this our second lobster day though? I could swear there was another.
I hope to see you on the retail side.
A DAY AGO

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@f00l: Funny thing about the Lewis Carroll, those Jabberwocky verses suddenly popped into my

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head while reading the What? thread, but for the life of me I couldn't remember how or why I knew

lavikinga

them or even what they were from.
Getting old and realizing I'm forgetting simple things like that worries the heck out of me.
A DAY AGO

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@lavikinga:

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I also getting older (inside my head I'm 22) and forgetting teeny things I once might have

f00l

remembered. Is it age? Info overload? Both?
It used to disturb me. Then I realized: I have the perfect excuse for every failure! I have plausible
deniability for everything!
OK, I'd rather not be a little forgetful. But I can deal with this. All good.
19 HOURS AGO

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@f00l: I think I've settled in right at 32; however, during and after my morning run, my hips and

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knees are insisting I can get plenty of exercise in a rocking chair or hammock.
19 HOURS AGO

@thunderthighs: for some reason on my computer when ever you would post it would drop the "s"

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lavikinga

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off of your name changing you to thunderthigh.

garfield43

All these years I have wondered which one was thunderous.
Does that make it hard to shop for pants?
On this thread you have your "s" so I guess you are properly balanced now.
Glad to see you will still be around on the retail side.
18 HOURS AGO

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@lavikinga:

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Had dinner big family thing last night. My only female cousin (age 55) is a child-services specialty

f00l

prosecutor who adopted Ironman insanity when her college-aged daughter persuaded my cousin
that delusional-level exercise was a way to put out of her head all the work stress for a while.
They now do about 2 Ironmans and a number of marathons each year. They are each other's
training partners. During training, my cousin's daughter keeps telling her mom to "Train harder!".
My cousin yells back, "I'm tired!". Her daughter yells back "Stop being tired! Stop being old!". My
cousin yells back, "Someday you'll be old, and your kid will shame you for being tired, and I'll laugh
at you!"
Now, we all greet her with "Stop being old! Stop being tired!". She takes it pretty well. If pressed,
she will remind the rest of us that she might remember all our crimes, and have us locked up. Then
we tell her she's old and forgetful. And she says "Not that forgetful!"
18 HOURS AGO

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@f00l: That's a hoot! My youngest has been pushing me towards seeing a young lady who has her

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doctorate in what I believe is Physical Training rather than Physical Therapy.

lavikinga

My daughter has been through the wringer with various physical therapists and a few doctors trying
to sort out and heal some muscle injuries for the past two years. One month in with this woman
along with very specific exercises, etc., has made ALL the difference in the world. The pain-free
range of motion she now has is astonishing and my daughter almost foams at the mouth in anger at
all those PTs who insisted she didn't understand how therapy worked when she told them she was
NOT improving.
The Dr.'s office is right next door to a Crossfit Torture House. Good business plan. Youngest says
this woman is "ripped as shit" & can help me tone like I want without breaking myself. Again. Must
admit I'm intrigued. I'd love have rock hard thighs & get a six-pack that doesn't involve a trip to the
grocery store.
18 HOURS AGO

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@lavikinga:

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Three of the family are CrossFit fanatics. The Ironman relatives and the CrossFit relatives go on
about the workouts, and the rest of us tell them to go get us more iced tea, since they're so very fit
and toned.
I refuse to admit I'm a bit jealous. But I have (secretly) started jogging. I refuse to admit I might be
drinking the kool-aid.
I'll have to remember about "physical trainer" vs "physical therapist" and ask my nephew about it.
He volunteers as an assistant to the faculty athletic trainers at his alma mater...as the head faculty
trainer is his father-in-law.

f00l

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@shrdlu page 4...Who would have ever thought it possible? ;)

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16 HOURS AGO

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@mfladd: Are we all having one shot in memory of deals?

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16 HOURS AGO

conanthelibrarian

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Although I will miss things terribly, the one thing I will not miss is the down voting. Just looked at

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mfladd

one of the deals I posted a few days ago and there were two people the down voted it. Can we put

conanthelibrarian

an end to the down voting? Lets do only fun, positive things until the end.
Please??
15 HOURS AGO

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I am going to miss this place. Even though it's virtual and my connection is via a keyboard and

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monitor.

jockovonred

/tear-shed
15 HOURS AGO

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Okay, I was going to try not to add to this one any more, but here it is. Deals staff made the effort to

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be funny, even in these perilous moments. I think that the least we can do is send this into positive

shrdlu

territory.
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/5298f298-569b-473d-920d-b3d49e50a672/pokemonyellow-version-special-pikachu-edition
First read the comments, and then vote the dang thin up. Or just vote it up. Either way.
@conanthelibrarian: Just wanted to point out that the downvotes were almost certainly from
frustrated storefront spammers. Ignore it. Let it go. Everyone else loves you.
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14 HOURS AGO

@thunderthighs: I'm not rewriting the time. :P

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http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/f3e02dd2-1dfc-4d0f-977c-f2072fce04e6/do-you-like-pie

narfcake

And you know you're still going to have to put up with me at catshirtswoot.
13 HOURS AGO

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@shrdlu: I upvoted the outdated phones too. :)

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13 HOURS AGO

@panthiest: I still mis-read your name as "panty-heist" after all of this time. Every. Freaking. Time.

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thumperchick

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Oh man reading all this was great trip down memory lane. I was driving down the road today and

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narfcake

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remembered all the themed deal days we would do, the deals.woot giveaways and coupons. I always

cowboydann

had a lot of fun staying up late chatting with everyone in the IRC. Looking back now feels like a very
surreal dream and once deals.woot disappears into the void of space there will be no more evidence
to reassure me that it was real. I'll always cherish all the friends I made here and I always love
catching up finding out how everyone has been. I know I haven't been around much but I really will
miss this place once it's gone.
Thanks for all the good times Staff and members.
12 HOURS AGO

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@cowboydann: thinking about a time you were in the chat more than once a month feels like a very

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surreal dream, CBD!
12 HOURS AGO

@thumperchick:

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poopfeast420

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panthiest

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11 HOURS AGO

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I wanted to write something meaningful and heartfelt but I'm typing on a phone and not that

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patient. But it looks like I have until noon tomorrow now, so check back for some meaningful and

drchops

heartfelt stuff.
If not though, just come over to that other site or #deals.Woot on Rizon IRC. I think between the
two most DW still loiter pretty actively.
ETA:
I think a couple people may disagree with you @mystery250
11 HOURS AGO

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Deals was the first area of the site that really grabbed me to become part of the "woot community".

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The quirky humor and easy to engage members found a way to draw me in and explore all aspects

raider9924

of woot. Its amazing how this little site lead to some of my favorite times on the internet.
I still remember being one of only 3 members active over in the NYC local which @slydon tried
soooo hard to get the community active in. He often would talk about Music Mondays at
turntable.fm which had me check that out. After a few stop ins I found out there was a core group
that would hang out there daily and started spending alot of time there. Even tho TT may be no
more those main core guys have still kept it going elsewhere and it spread to playing warlight. I find
it amazing how long that small group has kept it going! Even tho I rarely am able to stop in anymore
I still enjoy when I do and miss hanging out with the music and BSing making the work day pass by
faster!
(1 of 3)
9 HOURS AGO

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Then there was @cowboydann making his weekly posts in here to check out DWC. One random

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night I clicked in chat out of curiosity....acouple of times more and I was hooked. I was greeted by a

raider9924

friendly face from TT ( waves at @kalira ) and found the group to be friendly and odd in the best of
ways. What went from primarily talking about woot stuff turned into a small group of friends that all
spent waaaay too much time online together. It had an incredible mix of people from all walks of life
with such varied interests that no matter what you wanted to talk about at the moment there would
always be someone there to discuss it with.
(2 of 3)
9 HOURS AGO

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I cant say enough about the warm, caring people there and bonds of friendship so many of us

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developed over the time spent there. In good times it was a fun group to kill time with and in bad

raider9924

times it was an amazing place to either escape from reality or share hardships with a group of odd
balls on the internet that somehow felt more like close friends. Life may have taken me away from
there but anytime I think about you guys I only have warm memories. Sometime I will have to come
out of my bunker and find out how everyone is doing.
Its sad to see this place closing down reflecting back on how a quirky little website somehow
became so much more to me. Thanks for the memories and thanks to all the staff who were able to
create this unique community!
(3 of 3)
9 HOURS AGO

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Just a few more hours. Mood music: let's see if this works:

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Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby (One More For The Road)

f00l

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9 HOURS AGO

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Until they pushed it back, I intended to be here for the end-of-times party. But noon CDT is the

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middle of my "night" and I just know that if I make any extra effort to be there, the whole thing will

gionot

end with a whimper. In my heart, I really do hope that woot makes an effort to end on a high note
for everyone who gathers by the water. I'll just have to count on some of you fine folks to provide a
play-by-play on the other side. Happy Trails!
5 HOURS AGO

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@f00l: Perfection. Simply perfection.

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Frankieeeeeee!
5 HOURS AGO

So...Slickdeals.net? Please suggest other similar deal sites.

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jbraunonline

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@jbraunonline:

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lavikinga

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See this question, it's on the POPULAR tab.

f00l

http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/68065ede-57e8-4a14-be1a-07753d11dea5/had-tocreate-one-last-question#16
And for community, try regular woot.com (not as active as in olden days, or try the forums at
meh.com. either place, you'll see people you recognize.
3 HOURS AGO

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Endless Amazon storefront spam. Gosh, it must be Monday morning!

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f00l

Speaking of spaaaaammmm, hey @postingviolations!
If you're up for it, come out and take a bow. If you want to, tell us some other names we might know
you by.
And whether or not we see you here, a salute and much thanks for trying. All the best.
3 HOURS AGO

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@jbraunonline: Someone had mentioned dealnews.com. I took a look and bookmarked it.

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3 HOURS AGO

I came for the crap, stayed for the side deals and questions section. You will be missed deals.woot.

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Does this also mean the Questions section will go away?
2 HOURS AGO

jbraunonline

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@f00l: Excellent choice! Reminded me of the way my favorite radio station used to sign off about 45

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lavikinga

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years ago.

tbgolladay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMqXdrUjEe8
2 HOURS AGO

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@ohcheri

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Much thanks for giving all our moms sisters etc something to do in their spare time! They had a

AN HOUR AGO

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@tbgolladay:

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f00l

blast!

Now that I might have learned how to do this at the last second, I'm going to try to format that
video to show in the thread. It's one of my favs, for more reasons than I can say in public. Here
goes:

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans - Happy Trails 1952

41 MINUTES AGO

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f00l

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Should it be a whimper or a bang? Thanks to Kubrick, courtesy of Dr Strangelove, I'll go with the

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f00l

bang.
We'll Meet Again...

We'll Meet Again — "Dr. Strangelove"

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25 MINUTES AGO

It's getting very close to disappear time. Now that it's too late to send me to the top of the

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shrdlu

leaderboard, I just posted a Deal. I've been very careful these last few days to not post deals or ask
questions, since that would send me to the top, and I don't want to be there. I like hiding here, in
the shadows.
I'll really REALLY miss you guys. Yeah, I know there's a bunch that are over on Meh, but that's not
the same. In addition, reading through some of the old threads reminds me of just how many people
have just vanished, and we don't get to know where.
Goodbye, @anotherhiggins (one of those I was talking about).
I keep hearing the beginning stanzas of "I'm getting married in the morning" from My Fair Lady.
It's just a few more hours... Or minutes, in this case.
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17 MINUTES AGO

Do we get woot coupons for posting a goodbye post?

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@shrdlu: /me waves at Shirley. /me ducks /me rolls /me runs for his life

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rookie3001

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14 MINUTES AGO

raider9924

I still have some occasional contact with higgs, I can confirm he is alive and well.....errr,
ummmmm....hmmmm...this is higgs so maybe "well" is going too far! But he is alive so thats
something! :P
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10 MINUTES AGO

@shrdlu: Madame, that sounds like a challenge. Hope you're timing is off just enough because you

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truly are one of the ones who deserve to be the cherry on the top of this sundae.
9 MINUTES AGO

lavikinga

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@raider9924: I wonder if the mechanism for sending out replies will send this one off, or if you'll

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shrdlu

see it?
Thank you for being there during some dark days.
Picking on me is your habit, in any case. Also, don't look now, but I just stole your blankey. I'm
going to use it, too. :-}
7 MINUTES AGO

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@rookie3001: Personally I would rather see an extension of deals.woot, but that seems out of the

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question.
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lparsons42

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@shrdlu:

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f00l

That's weird. In between hearing "Rock Lobster" in my head all weekend. I was hearing:
"It's just a few more hours,
That's all the time I've got
A few more hours until they tie the knot"
(The movie soundtrack, which Mom got us to memorize)
See you after the explosion. :)
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