TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:50 am

Just leaving now :o
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:38 am

We're about 2 1/2 hours away!
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:41 am

we'll be there about 2:00 - gotta let the 4 year old go to her last soccer game
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:15 pm

Berserkben and I are on the way back from the BBQ; stopped for some coffee and free wifi.

Once again we had a blast. Idchaffee cleaned house yet again in the bean bag tourney, and for his efforts he won the the free copy of Metro 2033 that TR was nice enough to give me. Of course, stiffee had his clock cleaned by Z-man afterwards, but that is how it always goes.

We had a giant cooking contraption this year, complete with flame thrower. Got to see it to believe it. Z-man again did a great job with the food, and drfish and family once again came thru with a excellent location and hosting services. Many thanks for letting us use the place, and pass that along to the family.

I saw license plates from Michigan, Tennessee, Illinois and Indiana, and we had some attendees from Texas and California as well. For those of you that flew in, thanks for making the trip and I hope it was worth it.

The swap meet was fun, with various complete systems, LCD monitors, hard drives and SSDs moving around, and a Ipod touch or two as well.

I leave you with a short video of everyone eating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeAgBnBJhGM
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:31 pm

In a excellent example of a blind squirrel finding a nut twice in a row, I successfully defended my Non-ZMan TR BBQ Bean Bag Toss Heavyweight Championship. Then Z-Man made me his bitch, just like last year.

I got some real nice stuff and we all had a blast. Thanks again to drfish & his family for hosting and thanks to everyone who came out. Especially ejtie (sp?) who appeared to spend most of this morning cleaning up.

I have pictures and some video, I'll post that after I de-sand the car.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:51 pm

Changed my sig in honor of a story drfish told at the BBQ. Epic.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:30 pm

MISC BEANBAG SHOTS
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BRACKETS TELL THE STORY (EXCEPT MY OWNING BY Z-MAN)
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SERIOUSLY, THIS THING HAD LIKE 400 COOKING SURFACES
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TEH BEACH!!!!
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DRFISH PONDERS LIFE
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SOMEONE'S TENT GOT TURNED INTO A PARACHUTE AND TOOK OFF DOWN THE BEACH. I NEVER RAN SO FAST.
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FIRE!!!!!
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MY YOUNGER ONE IS TIRED OF THE CAMERA.
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DRFISH THINKS I'VE HAD TOO MANY SMORES.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:47 pm

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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:24 pm

idchafee wrote:Especially eitje who appeared to spend most of this morning cleaning up.


Fixed!

I had some help from the folks w/ the 4 girls.

I have a short video of the end of your sprint. Folks, you seriously have no idea how fast this guy was moving down the beach.

As I'm just getting home, I believe I will sleep and post some pictures/videos tomorrow.

idchafee wrote:MISC BEANBAG SHOTS
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This is me celebrating getting some points on the board. Note how worried fish was..... <scoff>
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (it's happening right now!!!)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:14 am

Thanks again to everyone that made it out and helped make it a GREAT DAY, I had a great time hosting as always. Also as always a special thanks to z-man for being our chef, I'm sure glad to have about a dozen left over ribs in my fridge, yum!

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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:36 am

One of these times I'll have to stay for the bonfire.
As always, I had an excellent time!
Mucho gracias to Dr. Fish and ZMan for making it happen.

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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:39 am

lol I may be back up there next weekend to buy a boat!
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:49 am

I will get some of my pictures up just as soon as I can. Saturday turned into an ordeal since I ended up catching a piece of concrete on the way home wrecking a wheel. :cry:

I ended up getting home @ 1am and spending most of Sunday trying to recover from a migraine, exhaustion, along with a rambunctious puppy.

I am just glad everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food.

P.S. The flamethrower was equal parts fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Hopefully the puppy helped you feel better not worse... :)

That sucks though, was the wheel the only damage? Your car was so nice...
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:33 pm

My wife and daughter totally enjoyed the ribs I brought home with me on Sunday - Thanks one more time :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:57 pm

Here are my photos!

Hardware dealing started early on.
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Notice PRIME1's glasses on the left - when he saw I was taking pictures, he moved to cover quickly. ;)

After that, some good old-fashioned BS'ing started up while we waited for the food preparation to wrap up.
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Note z-man running the grill like a pro!

After we've all eaten, folks gather around for some cornholing.
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idchafee begins the process of identifying the brackets. We eventually end up pulling names out of his hat!
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With the brackets identified, z-man officiates. 11 points for eitje, woo!
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At one point, when I ask him if he can see, he replies "I've had people sitting in front of me all day, but that's alright. I'm able to tell what's going on by the sound."

Also, I believe I may see how idchafee ended up winning so handily this year.

His first oponent was less than ten years old...
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...his second opponent was not old enough to legally drink...
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...his third opponent was of the fairer sex...
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...and finally, he played against The Gleek:
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My favorites series of pictures taken this day are when the titular winner of BBQ7's beanbag toss goes up against z-man.

He starts with a smug sense of security...
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...and (less than 2 seconds later) winds up in confounded awe:
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After z-man stopped messing around and whipped him, most of us went swimming!

I'm not sure what happened to SHOES here, but it looks like it was horrible:
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After about half the folks had gone home, someone had the wise idea to take a group photo (I told you this would turn out great w/o the flash!):
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Also, to illustrate idchafee's heroism in tent-rescuing, I have this editted photo for your enlightenment:
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Finally, drfish got the blowtorch out to start up the smores fire.
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Unneccessary demonstration of pyropotence? I THINK NOT.

Everyone contributed to making this weekend a great adventure. I thank everyone who welcomed me, and I look forward to next year!
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:17 pm

eitje wrote:His first oponent was less than ten years old...
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Hey, that kid was tough! Let the record reflect that he was up 14-1 in a game to 15 win by 2 before I came back and CRUSHED HIM LIKE THE BUG HE WAS!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!

eitje wrote:...and (less than 2 seconds later) winds up in confounded awe:
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I believe I'm saying a naughty word here.

eitje wrote:I'm not sure what happened to SHOES here, but it looks like it was horrible:
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Sorta looks like that chick from the 1sts Jaws movie

eitje wrote:Also, to illustrate idchafee's heroism in tent-rescuing, I have this editted photo for your enlightenment:
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It felt like about 50 times that far. Running on sand when you're fat and out of shape is very taxing. And every time I got close, the stupid wind would flare up and it would shoot another 20 feet ahead of me.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:18 pm

I'm pretty sure the distance you covered was slightly more than a football field. Seriously, that was no small feat.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:46 am

drfish wrote:Hopefully the puppy helped you feel better not worse... :)

That sucks though, was the wheel the only damage? Your car was so nice...


Catch 22 on the puppy, she is funny, smart, cute and fulls of energy. But dealing with a migraine I just didn't have the energy to really enjoy it.

As for the car, yeah I couldn't see anything as having been damaged visibly and when they drove it into service their first guess was a bent rim and damaged wheel. They are run flats on there so it was hard to tell.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:14 am

I have much fun this year BBQ.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:21 am

TR BBQ attendees, take note: http://techreport.com/discussions.x/19530
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Hmmm no offense but I think we Canadians are generally better looking ;)

We will have to use Geoff as out Canadian reference guy for comparison ;)
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:05 pm

Did anyone receive their Metro 2033 code yet? I have not. Just curious.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:50 pm

My brother didn't get his yet.

Also, jss21382 still needs to send me some paypal.

Hey, jss21382, dont forget my $50. My forum name at gmail is my paypal addy :)

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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:09 am

FroBozz_Inc wrote:Did anyone receive their Metro 2033 code yet? I have not. Just curious.


I did
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:31 pm

idchafee wrote:
FroBozz_Inc wrote:Did anyone receive their Metro 2033 code yet? I have not. Just curious.


I did

Yours may have been the one you won at the bean bag game. I told Inking to send u the code.

If so, then that is different from the other BBQ codes.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:05 pm

Got mine today FWIW. :)
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:45 am

yeah i got mine today as well. im downloading it as i type this :P
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:12 am

Sheldomaus wrote:yeah i got mine today as well. im downloading it as i type this :P



Got mine last night too - THANKS DAMAGE :D
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Re: TR BBQ ~VII~ Official Thread (until next year...)

Postposted on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:19 pm

BerserkBen and I got ours as well.

Thanks Damage, and also thanks to Inkling, who is really a great guy and generous to a fault.
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