TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

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Who is The Most Worthy?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:35 pm

Forge - For risking a lifetime forum ban by giving Damage bunny ears in the group photo
8
15%
Mrs. Shoes - For being Ellie's buddy all day and basically making it possible for her and Mrs. Fish to attend
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Colt - For this photo
3
6%
ClickClick5 - For riding 2,429 miles round trip on a crotch rocket to attend
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25%
Sheldomaus - For his "my fingers smell funny!" outburst and raw unrestrained excitment over owning so much lube
3
6%
Mrs. Frobozz - For letting Stiffie beat her at bean bags leading the way for him to become the Golden Cupcake
2
4%
Damage - For knocking off Skuzzy's head, botching the give away numbers, and deadpanning, "I haven't gotten that old yet" in response to Ned's, "Sometimes the spud just doesn't want to cooperate."
7
13%
thegleek - For almost turning a paper lantern into a submarine and demonstrably incredible situational awareness
6
12%
 
Total votes : 52

Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:32 pm

thegleek wrote:HOLY CARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRING IT ON FROBOZZ... i got my eyes on you!!! zgirl is no match for us pro's now! LOL


Hehe. Da Gleek is going dowwwnnnn. Again :D I'll make sure not to take a potty break at the wrong time this time, LOL.

SHOES wrote:Haha better practice Andy will be there!


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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:32 pm

SHOES wrote:Haha better practice Andy will be there!


Well at least I'll have some challenge then. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:48 pm

Can you PM me the address? I'll see if I can make it on Saturday. If I can make it, I'll bring something, but I must admit, I have preconceived notions of what you all look like, so if JBI isn't essentially Queen Latifah with a penchant for ale I'm going to be disappointed.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:46 pm

Done. Also just got back from picking up supplies for Friday. :)

Edit: Speaking of Friday, for parking please just use my yard, I want to keep the driveway open to avoid car shuffling. :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:33 pm

computron9000 wrote:so if JBI isn't essentially Queen Latifah with a penchant for ale I'm going to be disappointed.

Um, disappointment will be your lot.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:56 pm

Actually, ned, I give ot 50/50.
Your ideas intrigue me; I would like to purchase stock in your company.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:46 pm

Things just got real!!!

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I know it does not look like much but those are the first nine slabs, trimmed, seasoned and ready for a grill.

I only have nine more to go!

Do the math yet?

I am doing 18 slabs this year!!

I really, really need someone to stop me.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:40 am

Nah...next year we are doing 30 slabs. Keep em coming.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:32 am

Sheldomaus wrote:Nah...next year we are doing 30 slabs. Keep em coming.


We? I think you are speaking for yourself. 18 is bad enough plus I do not think there is space to do that many.

But knock yourself out. I'll stick with 18.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:19 am

zgirl wrote:
Sheldomaus wrote:Nah...next year we are doing 30 slabs. Keep em coming.


We? I think you are speaking for yourself. 18 is bad enough plus I do not think there is space to do that many.

But knock yourself out. I'll stick with 18.


Truly awesome zgirl. I want to thank you in advance....

Thanks!
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:23 am

dashbarron wrote:
zgirl wrote:
Sheldomaus wrote:Nah...next year we are doing 30 slabs. Keep em coming.


We? I think you are speaking for yourself. 18 is bad enough plus I do not think there is space to do that many.

But knock yourself out. I'll stick with 18.


Truly awesome zgirl. I want to thank you in advance....

Thanks!


^ This cant wait for some of those ribs!! :o
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:43 am

Well, it's not as glamorous as previous years but it's something:

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That's four pieces of 2" thick foam insulation (4'x8') shrink wrapped together and stashed inside of a big plastic bag. I'm pretty sure you could pitch a tent on it and spent the night on the lake - but I wouldn't advise it. :P
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:59 am

drfish wrote:So about those achievements... No one has suggested any other ones so far... I'm thinking we can use these to award the prizes and let Damage decide the order which they are ranked?

TR BBQ Achievements (in random order):
Oldest daily operational PC
Longest drive to attend
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the tourney
Longest time spent traveling to attend
Most forum posts
Highest number of hours playing in single Steam game
Number of BBQs attended
Earliest forum join date
Highest Ghz overclock
First person to sink 4 bean bags in a row (or failing that, 3 or 2)
Largest number of games in Steam library
Furthest distance traveled to attend
Highest number of total hours playing Steam games (I like the idea of rewarding this person for actually bothering to attend ;))

Maybe? I don't know, help me out here...



I think too many of these don't have enough randomness, or enough to do with the BBQ itself.
I'd remove the following, personally, and replace them with something else.

*Highest number of total hours playing Steam games
*Largest number of games in Steam library
*Highest Ghz overclock
*Highest number of hours playing in single Steam game
*Oldest daily operational PC


More specific to the BBQ would be stuff like:
*Biggest margin of victory in any one match during the tourney.
*Maybe put a prize in escrow for the winner of the TR BBQ FF league.
*For those who go on the raft, have them push each other off and the winner is the last one on, although that may be a bit too violent. :)

I think the following three should be combined:

*Longest drive to attend
*Longest time spent traveling to attend
*Furthest distance traveled to attend


Furthest distance traveled to attend should be the winner.



We need more randomness, as well as chances for people to win that show up and don't do a lot of the above like PC gaming, and PC building.

I have some ideas, but don't want to spoil them; drfish, we gotta discuss them privately :)

Also, as far as supplies go, anyone coming earlier in the morning can probably grab the stuff that doesn't spoil or melt.
Those of us coming a later, like 11am or noon in my case, can grab a second round of ice, water, anything we forgot or need last minute, etc..., and if we have anyone planning to get there between 3-5PM, maybe the can check in as well and pick up what ever we needing at that time.

Again drfish, I'll be checking in with you while on the road, and grab those last minute items, like more ice, veggie tray, etc...
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:08 am

About to hit the road, expect to arrive in Erie, PA somewhere between 7-8 PM. At least this year there's no Bills preseason game tonight (route goes through Buffalo).
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:03 am

dashbarron wrote:
Truly awesome zgirl. I want to thank you in advance....

Thanks!


You are welcome! It is a pain in the butt, a ton of prep work, but watching everyone eat and be happy on Saturday makes it worth it.

This is your first year is it not?
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:25 am

Much better!

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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Paul Bunyan's Nunchuks? His Chopsticks? I got nuthin
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:48 pm

Obviously you don't recognize a big launcher of glow sticks (BLOGS) when you see one. :P
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:44 pm

Dposcorp wrote:
drfish wrote:So about those achievements... No one has suggested any other ones so far... I'm thinking we can use these to award the prizes and let Damage decide the order which they are ranked?

TR BBQ Achievements (in random order):
Most forum posts
Number of BBQs attended
Earliest forum join date

Remove those 3 too... Cuz there's always the same winner (year after year) that would be eligible for those:

most forum posts: ALWAYS JBI

# of BBQ's attended: ALWAYS FROBOZZ (he never missed one)

earliest forum join date: you'd have too many tied for dec 26th 2001: Forge, Damage, Kevin, and DPOSCorp
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:47 pm

I think I'll leave the burden of the achievements 100% on Damage's shoulders. None of the stuff is mine to give away anyway, I was just looking for ideas. ;)
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:16 pm

Gleek: I hate you.

That is all.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:05 pm

Well, 500 miles today and got here to Erie at 8. Western NY (from Syracuse on) is so deadly dull and it lasts forever.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:50 pm

I've been chatting with ID, and I'm not bringing firewood; I won't have room for it. Someone may help him perhaps.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:52 pm

SHOES wrote:
^ This cant wait for some of those ribs!! :o


I have an obsession! Shush!!!

I will be the one pushing people over to get to the ribs, and you will find me on the beach comatose with BBQ slobbered all over my face.
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:20 pm

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Again I know it does not look like a lot, but trust me there are 18 slabs packed into those bags. Rather tightly I might add.

You can all start drooling now.

I am so evil. :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:24 am

Oh hell yes...
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:41 am

We are bringing ketchup, mustard, cookies, and brownies (to be more specific) ...
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:44 am

I like that the shelf of ribs appears to be labeled "Vegetables". :lol:

(Yes, I know it is actually referring to the bin underneath, but still...)
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:25 pm

Chairs, chairs, chairs...

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In other news the weather for tomorrow looks to be amazingly perfect once again, just wish the lake temp would go up...
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Re: TR BBQ ~X~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:02 pm

FYI, I am providing about 36 burger, 24 natural casing hotdogs, 20 skinless, and about 15 stadium sausage.

Obviously ribs too.

For the non carnivores, or vegans, or those with some other odd diet, if you bring something else I can help you or cook it for you. You just gotta bring it.

For example if you would prefer a veggie burger, if you bring it, I will cook it.

:D

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