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Old 05-11-2009, 11:04 AM
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SoCal Dopefest?

Anybody want to organize one? It's been forever. I'm not even mildly volunteering, but I'd spread the word.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:32 AM
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Anybody want to organize one? It's been forever. I'm not even mildly volunteering, but I'd spread the word.
I'm game to attend. Not yet in a mental state to organize. But I'm happy to volunteer Silver Tyger Girl because I'm a giver that way.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:46 PM
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What, exactly, is involved in organizing? Not that I'm volunteering, mind you.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:47 PM
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I'm not volunteering, but I'm always interested.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:38 PM
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What, exactly, is involved in organizing? Not that I'm volunteering, mind you.
Generally speaking, you need to be the one who starts putting forth suggestions (in terms of date and location), keeping track of what other people suggest, making a determination about when to cut off new ideas and how to make a final decision. And once date and time have been set, you need to track how many folks are coming in the event that reservations need to be made, and make yourself available by cell for those that need help with directions or other miscellany. Also, you need to be able to handle the awesomeness that is Silenus' Attire.

Sounds complicated, but I can tell you I've been at least partially responsible for organizing a couple of 'fests, and all of the LA-area folks are very cooperative and helpful, and these things have a way of working themselves out.

I mean, not that you're volunteering...
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:40 PM
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I promised Asimovian that I would do my best to make it to this next one so...I will try my best to make it if someone else volunteers to organize it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:42 PM
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If people can hold on to their hats for a couple of weeks until I get settled in my new place, I can take it on. But I certainly don't mind if someone else wants to make it go.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:47 PM
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Depends when and where, but I may come
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:47 PM
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I promised Asimovian that I would do my best to make it to this next one so...I will try my best to make it if someone else volunteers to organize it.
Same here, basically...
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:32 PM
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If people can hold on to their hats for a couple of weeks until I get settled in my new place, I can take it on. But I certainly don't mind if someone else wants to make it go.
I would prefer if we all wait until after Memorial Day at least, since I am booked fairly solid until then.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:36 PM
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Mid- to late-June i could do, but i'm going to be away from late May until June 15, then from June 28 until about July 12. Anytime after July 12 would be fine.

Don't have one while i'm away! I missed the last one, and i want to meet all the SoCal Dopers. <insert pouting smiley here>

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:40 PM
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There is a Vegas DopeFest set for July 11-12. Comic-Con is July 24-26. Other than those dates we're free.

Mid to late June is also do-able.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:06 PM
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how about some more specific proposals?

I got a great bottle of bear out of the last one. I'm game for another one.
A couple of people have said mid to late June?

First decision - Location - vote for one or more of:
Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa)
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Pasadena

Second decision - weekday - vote for one or more of
Saturday
Sunday

Third decision - Date - vote for one or more of
Saturday 13 June 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Saturday 20 June 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Sunday 28 June 2009

Fourth decision - venue - vote for one or more of
Restaurant
Bar
Coffee shop
Museum (we had a So. Cal. Dopefest many years ago at the LA County Art Museum)
Garden (e.g. Huntington Library)
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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First decision - Location - vote for one or more of:
Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa)
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Pasadena
Any of the first three; Pasadena's a bit out of the way for me.
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Second decision - weekday - vote for one or more of
Saturday
Sunday
Either one.
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Third decision - Date - vote for one or more of
Saturday 13 June 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Saturday 20 June 2009
Sunday 21 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Sunday 28 June 2009
20, 21, 27, or 28 would all be fine.
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Fourth decision - venue - vote for one or more of
Restaurant
Bar
Coffee shop
Museum (we had a So. Cal. Dopefest many years ago at the LA County Art Museum)
Garden (e.g. Huntington Library)
I'm not especially fussy. If it's a restaurant, some vegetarian options on the menu would be nice.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:48 PM
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Of course, you know what my suggestion is going to be!


Costa Mesa (Yardhouse), either day, June 20, 21, 27 or 28. I have more door prizes!
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:59 PM
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I would prefer the 27 or 28 to 20 or 21 because I will be out of town the weekend of the 21/22 and would once again miss the fest.

Of course, if none of you want me there...
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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I, too, would prefer 27/ 28 of those dates.

I'll vote for Saturday.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:08 PM
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I vote for Costa Mesa, Yard House, Sunday 6/14- I will be in Aruba the following weekend and not back until after July 6...
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:15 PM
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I'm up for anything. =^_^=
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:21 PM
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That Costa Mesa Yardhouse looks pretty good. Decent selection of food for us vegetarian types, and it's also (relatively) close to San Diego.

As i said, any day of the 20/21 or 27/28 is fine with me. The latter weekend might be a little bit better, because i'm planning to drive to San Francisco around then anyway, and could stay overnight in LA with a friend before heading up to the Bay Area the next day.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:26 AM
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I going to be in San Diego for business the week of June 15, but I thought about flying out that Saturday (13th) to play tourist. I would love to meet some SoCal Dopers, so I vote for June 14th.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:00 PM
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Chiming in to join the chorus of people who aren't volunteering to organize it.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:18 AM
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6/14 in Costa Mesa would be great for me.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:27 AM
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While not great, 6/14 in Costa Mesa would be fine. I can be a designated driver from the near-Glendale-L.A. area or from San Diego (not sure which one I'll be in at the time).
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:39 AM
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6/14 is out for us. We'll be in Sacramento that weekend.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:56 AM
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Can't organize, but will probably attend. Any weekend in June after the 6th is fine with me, unless it's Father's Day. I can't attend 4th of July weekend because I'm already going to Anime Expo that weekend. Yard House in Costa Mesa would be fine, if I could carpool with somebody. Long Beach would be cool too, if it's near the Blue Line station. Of course, all of this hinges on whether I can arrange child care for the Princess.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:03 AM
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votes so far

Location
Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa) - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, scout1222, Dr. Drake, Lucky 13
Long Beach - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13
Los Angeles - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl
Pasadena - Silver Tyger Girl

Weekday
Saturday - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13
Sunday - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13

Date
Saturday 13 June 2009, Lucky 13
Sunday 14 June 2009 - EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl, Tio Gringo, scout1222, Dr. Drake, Lucky 13
Saturday 20 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13
Sunday 21 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl
Saturday 27 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13
Sunday 28 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13

Venue
Restaurant - mhendo, silenus, EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl
Bar - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl
Coffee shop - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl
Museum (we had a So. Cal. Dopefest many years ago at the LA County Art Museum) - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl
Garden (e.g. Huntington Library) - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl

So far, the top contenders are:

Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa)

Sunday 14 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Sunday 28 June 2009

Restaurant (Yardhouse)


Some things to consider:

Sunday 21 June 2009 is Father's Day in the USA

If we go to the Yardhouse ( http://www.yardhouse.com - warning: homepage plays music) there are other locations in Orange County.

Yardhouse Brea Brea Downtown
160 South Brea Blvd., Brea, CA 92821 Phone: (714) 529-9273

Yardhouse Costa Mesa Triangle Square
1875 Newport Boulevard. , Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 642-0090

Yardhouse Newport Beach Fashion Island
849 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (949) 640-9273

Yardhouse Irvine Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (949) 753-9373

Yardhouse Long Beach Shoreline Village
401 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone: (562) 628-0455

Also there are Yardhouse Restaurants in Los Angeles and Pasadena

The one in Costa Mesa is fine, but if people want to walk around the restaurant before or after the Dopefest, it is the location with the least amount of attractions surrounding it. For example, the ones in Irvine or Newport Beach are in shopping centers with many more things to see.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:04 AM
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[never mind]

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:05 AM
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Put me down for the 14th and Long Beach also. The Long Beach Yardhouse is quite nice and is in the revitalized downtown area of Long Beach.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:04 PM
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Yardhouse in CM, NB or Irvine would be great- yeah, the Spectrum is packed with stuff to do and see...
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:42 PM
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A little late to this party, but here are my votes to be added in case they make a difference later on.

LA or Pasadena
Saturday
20th, 27th
Restaurant/Bar
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:24 AM
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If we do the Yard house it has to be Costa Mesa with a field trip to the liquor store.
I'm open pretty much any time.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:02 AM
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Ah yes, the pilgrimage to Hi Time Liquor off 17th Street!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:15 AM
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Bumping for the new week.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:05 PM
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Ooh I'd like to come! The OC is a bit far for me but I'll probably make the drive anyway. Put me down for whatever you guys decide. Hopefully it's not as far as the OC though

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Old 05-18-2009, 02:38 PM
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Where do you live tr0ps? You might be able to find someone to carpool with.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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North Hollywood.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:48 PM
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North Hollywood.
Antinor01 lives in the same area. You can probably carpool with Rick, Antinor01, and I (if Rick says it's ok. )
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:34 PM
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Antinor01 lives in the same area. You can probably carpool with Rick, Antinor01, and I (if Rick says it's ok. )
Yeah that would be great if everyone is ok with it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:42 PM
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Antinor01 lives in the same area. You can probably carpool with Rick, Antinor01, and I (if Rick says it's ok. )
If it's on the 26th, I'll be (hopefully) out of town. Just depends on if my boss finally decides on if I can have the time off or not. I asked for it over a month ago...
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:00 AM
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If it's on the 26th, I'll be (hopefully) out of town. Just depends on if my boss finally decides on if I can have the time off or not. I asked for it over a month ago...
Then we'll have room in the car for trOps.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:37 PM
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Or room in the trunk for Antinor if he makes it.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:55 PM
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Or room in the trunk for Antinor if he makes it.
Naw. Antinor can sit in my lap.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:50 PM
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Then we'll have room in the car for trOps.
In that case, SHOTGUN!



I'm just kidding of course.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:25 AM
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If we do the Yard house it has to be Costa Mesa with a field trip to the liquor store.
I'm open pretty much any time.
The Yardhouse in Newport Beach is not that far from the one in Costa Mesa. Just saying.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:28 AM
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update

New tally:

Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa) - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, scout1222, Dr. Drake, Lucky 13, EJsGirl, Rick, tr0psn4j
Long Beach - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, tr0psn4j
Los Angeles - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, NAF1138, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j
Pasadena - Silver Tyger Girl, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j

Weekday
Saturday - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, tr0psn4j
Sunday - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, tr0psn4j

Date
Saturday 13 June 2009 - Lucky 13, tr0psn4j
Sunday 14 June 2009 - EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl, Tio Gringo, scout1222, Dr. Drake, Lucky 13, NAF1138, tr0psn4j
Saturday 20 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j
Sunday 21 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, tr0psn4j
Saturday 27 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j
Sunday 28 June 2009 - mhendo, silenus, NAF1138, Dr. Drake, Silver Tyger Girl, Lucky 13, tr0psn4j

Venue
Restaurant - mhendo, silenus, EJsGirl, Silver Tyger Girl, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j
Bar - mhendo, silenus, Silver Tyger Girl, FlightlessBird, tr0psn4j
Coffee shop - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, tr0psn4j
Museum (we had a So. Cal. Dopefest many years ago at the LA County Art Museum) - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, tr0psn4j
Garden (e.g. Huntington Library) - mhendo, Silver Tyger Girl, tr0psn4j

So far, the top contenders are:

Orange County (e.g. Costa Mesa)

Sunday 14 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009

Restaurant (Yardhouse)
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:00 AM
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To be strictly accurate, I'd prefer Pasadena, but I can make any of the venues and locations listed.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:02 AM
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Well if it makes it less close, my preference is now the 14th over the 27th by a good bit, so take my vote off the 27th (28th too).
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:09 AM
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My vote, late at this point, would be Pasadena on the 27th. But odds are that I'll attend whenever and wherever.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:10 PM
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Good Lord. I've been known to kill a thread or two in my day, but a Dopefest thread? I apparently don't know my own strength.

Bump, in case you're all still recovering from Memorial Day hangovers.
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