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The day that Ponce Cuba was mistakenly resurrected. Now that day was 5 star nuts!
 

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where is ponce these days? i've run across him on other message boards....but not in a while. that boy stacks everything :)
 

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i bet he's got some humungo balls of aluminum foil :)

and a whole wall of nickel bricks holding up the roof on his log cabin
 

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He turned me on to nickel stacking...
I love nickel. I am waiting for it to hit $50 so I can say "I told you so" to the naysayers.
 
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The lack of money is the root of all evil.

- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927
 

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There were a whole slough of resurrections that day, Hyperkitty was another notable 'zombie'.
 

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Ponce is on GSUS, sticking up for Muslims everywhere.Thinking he is a God in training and counting his TP rolls.
 

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One of my more memorable days was when under my first GIM incarnation I innocently suggested we start a woman's board. The Mods put up a password protected forum for the ladies and some of the men simply lost their minds... :wub:Im not sure what they thought we were doing in there but it sure did upset
them being excluded..

And for the record the password on the board was the Mods idea not the ladies.. :biggrin:
 
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Does anybody else remember the several day trollfest put up by "songwriter"? That was epic.
 

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The day of the ice cream truck was pretty wild too.
I consider that a modern-day classic. The thread starter was Percival, or whatever his nome-de-net was at the time.
 

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what about the guy that said there were fake gold maples floating around? :cry1:
 

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what about the guy that said there were fake gold maples floating around? :cry1:
Are you talking about the guy who said the fakes were Philharmonics and they were made from 90% gold. His name was Skeptic. Talk about irony!

That had to be the longest running and most vitriolic (especially between Mamboni and the Skeptic) in GIM1 history, and that is vitriolic indeed!
 

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Are you talking about the guy who said the fakes were Philharmonics and they were made from 90% gold. His name was Skeptic. Talk about irony!

That had to be the longest running and most vitriolic (especially between Mamboni and the Skeptic) in GIM1 history, and that is vitriolic indeed!

Is that the guy who sawed them in half to prove it?
 

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Are you talking about the guy who said the fakes were Philharmonics and they were made from 90% gold. His name was Skeptic. Talk about irony!

That had to be the longest running and most vitriolic (especially between Mamboni and the Skeptic) in GIM1 history, and that is vitriolic indeed!
Jesus, how could I forget that one! Didn't another GIM1 member go to Skeptic's location and check his claim out?
 

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That had to be the longest running and most vitriolic (especially between Mamboni and the Skeptic) in GIM1 history, and that is vitriolic indeed!

You only think that becuase you weren't around for the Hyperkitty vs. Panda/Midas wars.
 

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Yeah, but I don't remember what he concluded or how he concluded it. Skeptic claimed he had one of the coins assayed but he would never produce the paperwork. The Phil (the supposedly 90% one) ended up in my hands where I weighed, measured, pulled specific gravity tests and compared it to a couple of my Phils and finally concluded that there was absolutely no difference between Skeptics Phil and the ones I'd bought from APMEX. Plus the specific gravity was in the 19's whereas 90% would be in the low 17's.
 

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You only think that becuase you weren't around for the Hyperkitty vs. Panda/Midas wars.

That was just prior to a certain mod going on a ban rampage. It was like the nite of the long knives. When you awoke the next day a bunch of the people were gone.
 

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//Serious thread necromancy in progress//

I can't recall which mod, was it Skyvike?



Another seriously good day was the April fools when the mods banned the mods, that was classic. I smelled a rat right off, but it got a lot of folks collective goats.

Yo Vike, you're a peach!!:biggrin:
 

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The day it was announced that GIM was going to be shut down...that day was pretty crazy.
 
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That was just prior to a certain mod going on a ban rampage. It was like the nite of the long knives. When you awoke the next day a bunch of the people were gone.
I can't recall which mod, was it Skyvike?

I don't think so, it did happen somewhere between AM and PM ...
 

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I'm lost. If I recall correctly, AM wasn't even a member yet during the Hyperkitty vs. Midas/Panda wars, much less a mod. We're talking '05ish.

I do recall a couple of mods getting a little out of hand here at the new site...
 

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It happened on april fools day and we thought they were joking. When it was found out to not be a prank, two camps formed and half the membership stayed here and the other half started a new forum of thier own.
 

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Re: Most Insane Day on GIM Ever

I'd put Percival's ice cream truck insanity in the top 5 At least for the laffs factor.
 

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It happened on april fools day and we thought they were joking. When it was found out to not be a prank, two camps formed and half the membership stayed here and the other half started a new forum of thier own.
You can tell many of the folks who weren't risking it not being a joke by their pre-April join date. That is one of the only drama fests that I recall/was a part of.
 

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And then there was "Fred".

Any day he posted was an interesting day. Wish he were still around...
 

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It happened on april fools day and we thought they were joking. When it was found out to not be a prank, two camps formed and half the membership stayed here and the other half started a new forum of thier own.

As a back story to that day ( which only added to the mass confusion/hysteria ), a few years earlier the founders and some moderaters decided to set up an elaborate April Fool's Day joke. Leading up to April Fool Day ( 2005-2008 time period I think ) we started to bicker and argue with each other online. It was fake but appeared very nasty to the members. Finally on April Fool's Day, GKhan (original founder of GIM) made an announcement that he has had it, that he was pissed off at the other founders for acting so immature and was going to shut down GIM.

This resulted in a huge uproar - which was exceeded by the uproar after we let everyone in on the "joke". Some members were so upset they left never to return. Personally, I thought it was brilliant and added some fun and character to the site.

Fast forward to 2011 when GKhan really pulled the plug ( which so happened to be on April 1 because that was when our web hosting renewal was up ) which fed into the craziness of that day.
 

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As a back story to that day ( which only added to the mass confusion/hysteria ), a few years earlier the founders and some moderaters decided to set up an elaborate April Fool's Day joke. Leading up to April Fool Day ( 2005-2008 time period I think ) we started to bicker and argue with each other online. It was fake but appeared very nasty to the members. Finally on April Fool's Day, GKhan (original founder of GIM) made an announcement that he has had it, that he was pissed off at the other founders for acting so immature and was going to shut down GIM.

This resulted in a huge uproar - which was exceeded by the uproar after we let everyone in on the "joke". Some members were so upset they left never to return. Personally, I thought it was brilliant and added some fun and character to the site.

Fast forward to 2011 when GKhan really pulled the plug ( which so happened to be on April 1 because that was when our web hosting renewal was up ) which fed into the craziness of that day.
Those two days win hands down.
 

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My most memorable moment on GIM was back early one morning in 2008 when 'Drill n Fill' posted his "Hank Paulson Nigerian Scam Letter". I always enjoyed his clever wit and satire, I'm sure the guy had an IQ of 180+, but I never expected anything posted here to go viral.

I was wrong as within the next three days his post was showing up on sites all over the NET and even was lauded by The Telegraph in the UK : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/3358615/Hank-Paulson-bail-out-satire-Best-of-the-web.html

Drill n Fill actually wrote better stuff that made me laugh harder than that Paulson bit, but this is his post that day that within a few days was picked up round the world:





Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America.

My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance.

My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction.

After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson

Great Job Drill n Fill, wherever you lurk these days cool:
 
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