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ICOK 2011

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  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    So, some people have been asking me about Dunigan, so here's the deal.

    I gave him a call yesterday just to catch up (and to maybe convince him to make it to Detroit). As you know, he's in the Navy these days, just finishing up navy school or something. His graduation is coming up, and he actually had plans + money saved up to surprise us all by showing up at ICOK.

    Originally, his graduation was to be this past weekend. Then the next weekend was girlfriend and family time, then he would have been wide open for ICOK. It was going to happen.

    Then they backed up his graduation to this past weekend (the 22nd). Then, one of our buddies from the TV studio bought him tickets to the Notre Dame vs Navy home game in South Bend on the Sat. of the ICOK costume party as a surprise gift.

    So basically, there's no way he can pull it off without blowing off some friends that are very close to him. He sends his condolences, he really, REALLY wanted nothing more than to be hanging out with us in Detroit. He's hopeful for an event in the soon future, but for now, he has to bail out :(
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen Giggles Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    HINT HINT- If anyone doesn't have a costume yet, Eli started a tradition last year of showing up as someone that showed up as someone the year before. If that tradition could be continued it would be hilarious. It should not be hard to pull off! :D
  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Gnome Queen said:
    HINT HINT- If anyone doesn't have a costume yet, Eli started a tradition last year of showing up as someone that showed up as someone the year before. If that tradition could be continued it would be hilarious. It should not be hard to pull off! :D
    Double Eli? Amazing. Sign me up.
  • CycloniteCyclonite Tampa, Florida Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    primesuspect said:
    Okay, I have flight info for Shwaip, Marushka, Cannonfodder, Jimmeh, K, Cyclonite & Charity. I know other people are flying; I need your info if you want a pickup!
    Charity and I are renting a car. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. No need for a pickup. :)
  • ZenModeZenMode Royal Oak, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it :( Have fun guys.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    ZenMode said:
    Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it :( Have fun guys.
    DICK. :mad2:
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen Giggles Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    ZenMode said:
    Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it :( Have fun guys.

    Whuuuuuut!!! Why not?!
  • HumerusMegHumerusMeg Something, something medical professional, Fitness bitch, Sexy chef Austin Texas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    ZenMode said:
    Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to make it :( Have fun guys.
    LAME :(
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    You live locally. The party lasts for three days. This is lame.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    In for Friday afternoon/evening.

    I'd stay longer, but I have a basement to finish and kids' halloween events to tend to.
  • colacola the dick man himself Right behind you Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Sorry guys, I thought I had everything worked out, but it looks like I can't cut class Friday to come join the party. I've got a test that I absolutely can't miss, and it's apparently impossible to take it any other time :(
  • JasonJason PDX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    If I can make it on Saturday, am I going to be the only one without a costume? :p
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Jason said:
    If I can make it on Saturday, am I going to be the only one without a costume? :p
    Nope.. I have no costume because I am unsure if I will be there Saturday night.
    AlexDeGruven said:
    In for Friday afternoon/evening.

    I'd stay longer, but I have a basement to finish and kids' halloween events to tend to.
    OMG, I actually get to shake your hand after meeting you once 2 years ago? :D
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Ryder said:
    OMG, I actually get to shake your hand after meeting you once 2 years ago? :D
    Not if someone coerces you into a game of Edward 40hands. :)
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    AlexDeGruven said:
    Not if someone coerces you into a game of Edward 40hands. :)
    no no no :shakehead
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    cola said:
    Sorry guys, I thought I had everything worked out, but it looks like I can't cut class Friday to come join the party. I've got a test that I absolutely can't miss, and it's apparently impossible to take it any other time :(

    Not acceptable.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Speaking of beer.

    I'm trying to think of something to bring. The selection in Fenton is actually quite expansive (as some of you are aware).

    I was thinking of grabbing a growler (or 2 or 3) from here: http://fentonwinery.com/WineList.html

    Or maybe something interestingly obscure (and probably English) from The French Laundry.
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Got it, Bobby.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    TiberiusLazarus said:
    Those were good times :)
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    cola said:
    Sorry guys, I thought I had everything worked out, but it looks like I can't cut class Friday to come join the party. I've got a test that I absolutely can't miss, and it's apparently impossible to take it any other time :(
    I am shocked, appalled, and nearly shed some manly tears. There has got to be another way to take the test at a different time, or procure a make-up time.

    Soldier. This is your mission. Ponies are at stake. We are counting on you.

    image
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    so sad I can't make the Icrontic event I created.

    drink a toast my friends. raise those glasses high and be proud to be an Icrontian
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen Giggles Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    fatcat said:
    so sad I can't make the Icrontic event I created.

    drink a toast my friends. raise those glasses high and be proud to be an Icrontian
    Whaaaaat. Why not?!
  • colacola the dick man himself Right behind you Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Bandrik, if I hadn't already done everything I could to try to persuade him to let me do any other day I wouldn't have called it off, I'm so sorry guys.
  • _k__k_ P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Did you really do everything -_-
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    ICOK: So good you'll take a shot in the mouth for it.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Take a lesson from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back:

    Jay (on trading sexual favors with truckers for rides)- Yeah... But don't they get pissed when you don't make with the head?
    Carlin - Sure... If you don't make with the head...
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Of course that then breaks with reality when they roll into Hollywood in a Jeep driven by a very attractive female... snoogins.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Gnome Queen said:
    Whaaaaat. Why not?!
    have to work
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    What if it were to rain or snow?
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    shwaip said:
    What if it were to rain or snow?
    then I would use an umbrella or snow shoes.
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    image...the mail must go through...image
  • boasistboasist Troy
    edited Oct 2011
    I guess I'll be alone on the server ALL weekend. Physical interaction it seems has won again.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I'll be around a few times, but paintballing saturday morning and halloween party that night will prevent me from playing "too" much.
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I will be around all weekend as Ashley is doing sound for a film shoot this weekend; HOUSE TO MYSELF! DRUNKEN BF3!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    There would probably be IC people playing BF3 from ICOK, but my internet gateway decided to take a shit. We're getting about 9Kbps right now. AT&T is sending out a new router sometime soon :-/
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    I'll be there right around 3pm. I will be seriously hungry if anybody wants lunch around then!
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    DJMeph is about to rock the house.

    http://yfrog.com/klomceij
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Sup fools. Costume party just started. Get in on the live stream!

    http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/9630086
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    Ignore the above link. use this one: http://j-tv.me/vbBSsG

    lol driniking
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    This was the easiest cleanup in the history of Oktoberfest. Everyone put their empties directly in the bins and the costume party aftermath was gone before I rolled out of bed Sunday morning. ^5 everyone.
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2011
    When 4 or 5 people pitch in when most people are still sleeping, it goes by very fast. :)

    Thank you to Brian, Nicole, Lincoln, and the kids for hosting the party, and having space for many of us to crash. It was a great Oktoberfest, not too crazy, but lots of fun. Was great to see so many people I haven't seen in a while. <3
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    Lincoln said:
    This was the easiest cleanup in the history of Oktoberfest. Everyone put their empties directly in the bins and the costume party aftermath was gone before I rolled out of bed Sunday morning. ^5 everyone.
    Hah, adults?
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    MAGIC said:
    Hah, adults?
    Getting closer ;D
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    For the first time ever, people stopped stacking their beer bottles inexplicably next to the sink. Thanks, everyone!
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    primesuspect said:
    For the first time ever, people stopped stacking their beer bottles inexplicably next to the sink. Thanks, everyone!
    Downside of this is that many may not be rinsed.. which used to happen as Matt and I moved them to the garage.. 1/2 win!
  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    I got your Barbie Zucchini!
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    The three things that I took home from Oktoberfest - Russian Unicorn, Dungeon Defenders, and this:



  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    You forgot herpes.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited Nov 2011
    Those are the same headphones that are attached to Nicole's PC!!
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