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A Warning to Moai Vincent

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I feel like this thread has probably lasted longer than some entire sites.

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Says a lot about the quality of this thread though I miss the T-shirt models.

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16 hours ago, Karl Sander said:

I feel like this thread has probably lasted longer than some entire sites.

 

IT IS YOUNG IN QUAHOG YEARS.

 

BUT OLD IN IN THE RECKONING OF GASTROTRICHS.

 

MOAI VINCENT HAS SPOKEN.

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21 hours ago, Karl Sander said:

I feel like this thread has probably lasted longer than some entire sites.

 

This thread has more posts than some entire sites.  :rofl:

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On 10/27/2016 at 3:26 AM, Karl Sander said:

I feel like this thread has probably lasted longer than some entire sites.

We really should start planning for the future.  We need to find younger people willing to waste their lives posting here, to replace us as we get old and die out.  

 

This will be tough for several reasons.  Most younger people, it seems, have better sense than to spend enormous amounts of money on model kits.  Plus, they've largely abandoned Facebook to old cranks, and instead use things like SnapChat, Yik Yak, and Instagram.  

 

So in order to recruit our replacements I propose Aircraft Resource Center focus on Legos from now on, and make false promises that whatever's posted here will go away after some short period of time.  

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make false promises that whatever's posted here will go away after some short period of time.  

 

 

Wasn't that the premise of this thread in the first place?  That it would make the false deity go away?  You can see how well that's turned out.

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On ‎10‎/‎29‎/‎2016 at 5:44 AM, Fishwelding said:

... and make false promises that whatever's posted here will go away after some short period of time.  

 

Sounds like the typical political campaign.

 

Regards,

Murph

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On 10/29/2016 at 10:02 AM, Waco said:

 

 

Wasn't that the premise of this thread in the first place?  That it would make the false deity go away?  You can see how well that's turned out.

 

On 10/31/2016 at 5:35 PM, Murph said:

 

Sounds like the typical political campaign.

 

Regards,

Murph

 

True on both counts.  So you'd think the CoV should have been able to attract the lockstep loyalty of millions of followers, like political parties (and professional wrestlers) have done in many countries around the world.  Really, where did we go wrong?  

 

If this were still 2006, I'd have suggested we needed a vast internal bureaucracy of professionals with highly-specialized education, who in turn generate millions of PowerPoint slides. But let's be honest; we never had the budget for highly-specialized professionals anyway, so that would have been borrowed money, and they'd have been shown the door sometime around 2009 or 2010.  Plus, to stay "cutting edge," we'd have then "hired" unpaid interns to convert all that .pptx to Prezi sometime around 2013, which would have resulted in many cases of motion sickness at meetings and in conference sessions.  Following that, Prezi would have discovered that our "@cov.edu" email addresses were phony attempts to get lower educational pricing for our accounts, and then would have locked us out of our presentations.  

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8 hours ago, Fishwelding said:

...and then would have locked us out of our presentations.  

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Conferences!  This is how to make money!  The CoV can hold "Summits" and "Meetups" where we charge a fortune for attendance fees.  I mean nosebleed expensive, here.  Like $2400 bucks.  Most attendees will get their employer to pay for it, anyway.  

 

Then, we'll all lead sessions where we basically rehash folksy talking points about leadership or strategy, scraped from business strategy books ghostwritten by CEOs or financiers.  (You know, the books with some old guy on the cover with a firm grin and folded arms.  But if we wanted to lower production costs, we'll just use quotes allegedly from NFL coaches instead.)  Or run "workshops" were we basically teach, in lecture style, technical skills easily learned from YouTube videos.  ("Understanding layers in Photoshop."  "Office Online for Your Team.")  Or perhaps have inane, irritating parlor games designed to demonstrate some insight originally put forth by some organizational psychologist eighty years ago, who has suddenly become trendy again (that is, until somebody recalls that he performed sinister experiments on prison inmates, without their knowledge, or made remarks supportive of the National Socialists in Germany.) Plus we'll hand out barely useful swag, such as notepads, stick pens, USB drives, and uninsulated water bottles, all packaged in poorly made, awkwardly-sized totes.   

 

We shouldn't spend too much effort on the sessions.  Wherever we host the conference, most "attendees" will spend the day as tourists rather than actually participate in the conference.  Cheap or dangerous cities are fine as locations, just so long as the hotel we choose has a decent bar.  Their "tourism" can be spending the day there.  We can charge an extra "enhanced experience fee" to supply a list of posts they can put on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin throughout the day, so their bosses think they're actually in sessions.  

 

 

As near as I can tell, in 2016 the only thing that's more lucrative than the above is supplying goods or services for weddings.  

 

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...and on that subject, let's not be too hasty to write off the wedding racket.  Sure, the name "Coalition of the Violent" might not suggest, at first glance, the ideal planning, catering, and decorating organization for your Very Special Day.  But we can create a subsidiary firm with a flowery name.  With 1200% markup on food, folding chair rentals, linens, and organizational tasks such as making phone calls and tracking things in a spreadsheet, this could be a significant revenue stream for the CoV.  

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RAPA NUI HAS SEVERAL HOTELS THAT CAN HOST CONFERENCES.

 

THEY ALSO SERVE UMBRELLA DRINKS POOLSIDE.

 

MOAI VINCENT HAS SPOKEN.

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On ‎11‎/‎5‎/‎2016 at 6:55 AM, Fishwelding said:

Conferences!  This is how to make money!  The CoV can hold "Summits" and "Meetups" where we charge a fortune for attendance fees.  I mean nosebleed expensive, here.  Like $2400 bucks.  Most attendees will get their employer to pay for it, anyway.  

 

Then, we'll all lead sessions where we basically rehash folksy talking points about leadership or strategy, scraped from business strategy books ghostwritten by CEOs or financiers.  (You know, the books with some old guy on the cover with a firm grin and folded arms.  But if we wanted to lower production costs, we'll just use quotes allegedly from NFL coaches instead.)  Or run "workshops" were we basically teach, in lecture style, technical skills easily learned from YouTube videos.  ("Understanding layers in Photoshop."  "Office Online for Your Team.")  Or perhaps have inane, irritating parlor games designed to demonstrate some insight originally put forth by some organizational psychologist eighty years ago, who has suddenly become trendy again (that is, until somebody recalls that he performed sinister experiments on prison inmates, without their knowledge, or made remarks supportive of the National Socialists in Germany.) Plus we'll hand out barely useful swag, such as notepads, stick pens, USB drives, and uninsulated water bottles, all packaged in poorly made, awkwardly-sized totes.   

 

We shouldn't spend too much effort on the sessions.  Wherever we host the conference, most "attendees" will spend the day as tourists rather than actually participate in the conference.  Cheap or dangerous cities are fine as locations, just so long as the hotel we choose has a decent bar.  Their "tourism" can be spending the day there.  We can charge an extra "enhanced experience fee" to supply a list of posts they can put on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin throughout the day, so their bosses think they're actually in sessions.  

 

 

As near as I can tell, in 2016 the only thing that's more lucrative than the above is supplying goods or services for weddings.  

 

 

Excellent idea, the CoV should hold a conference to discuss this.

 

Regards,

Murph

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4 hours ago, Fishwelding said:

Sure, the name "Coalition of the Violent" might not suggest, at first glance, the ideal planning, catering, and decorating organization for your Very Special Day.

 

Just cater to Newfie weddings, there's usually a fight.

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On 11/6/2016 at 10:21 AM, Moai Vincent said:

RAPA NUI HAS SEVERAL HOTELS THAT CAN HOST CONFERENCES.

 

THEY ALSO SERVE UMBRELLA DRINKS POOLSIDE.

 

MOAI VINCENT HAS SPOKEN.

 

This can be a sinister means by which the CoV can strike at the very heart of Moaidom.  Let's flood their homeland with bored professionals who, though traveling on the company dime, would really have rather had the weekend they're going to lose to traveling home and jet lag, for their own purposes.  The only thing worse that irritating tourists is irritable tourists.  

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Officially sanctioned??? The Easter Island Sanction has been in effect for several years now and still the Moais walk... erm, exist. We need Clint Eastwood on this stat.

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 7:27 AM, Fishwelding said:

 

This can be a sinister means by which the CoV can strike at the very heart of Moaidom.  Let's flood their homeland with bored professionals who, though traveling on the company dime, would really have rather had the weekend they're going to lose to traveling home and jet lag, for their own purposes.  The only thing worse that irritating tourists is irritable tourists.  

 

MANY OF THE RAPA NUI ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE A BUSINESSMAN'S SPECIAL AT LUNCH.

 

MOAI VINCENT HAS SPOKEN.

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1 hour ago, Moai Vincent said:

MANY OF THE RAPA NUI ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE A BUSINESSMAN'S SPECIAL AT LUNCH.

 

Because there's nothing like a meal that is barely-above-bar-snack quality.  The tepid chicken noodle soup was slopped from a can, and augmented with tap water.  The B-team prep cook assembled the salad following the parsimonious orders from the daytime kitchen manager: a hunk of badly cut up iceberg lettuce, a single cherry tomato, two slices of cucumber, and a pile of dried out, 3-day old carrot shavings.  The main course is a club sandwich long on lettuce and indifferently-toasted wonder bread, and short on turkey, bacon, cheese, or the chef's self-respect.  The Businessman, a hollow-eyed, tired soul, chews this garbage while wondering why he ever sneered at liberal arts majors in college, since now he loathes his own existence and wonders how much worse off he's really be if he'd majored in philosophy.  

 

In unrelated, but decidedly more positive news, retired Soviet Navy Captain Marco Ramius is featured on the cover of Micro-Mark's Christmas Catalog.  Good to see he found hobby.  That's important for retirement.  

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5 hours ago, Fishwelding said:

 

Because there's nothing like a meal that is barely-above-bar-snack quality...main course is a club sandwich long on lettuce and indifferently-toasted wonder bread, and short on turkey, bacon, cheese, or the chef's self-respect.  

In unrelated, but decidedly more positive news, retired Soviet Navy Captain Marco Ramius is featured on the cover of Micro-Mark's Christmas Catalog.  Good to see he found hobby.  That's important for retirement.  

 

Sounds like Christmas at mine.

 

Also, I doubt anything can prise Ramius away from his PS4: he WILL murder you on FIFA 16. Every damn time...

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On ‎11‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 8:45 AM, Fishwelding said:

The Businessman, a hollow-eyed, tired soul, chews this garbage while wondering why he ever sneered at liberal arts majors in college, since now he loathes his own existence and wonders how much worse off he's really be if he'd majored in philosophy.  

 

A RAPA NUI CHEESESTEAK WILL CURE THAT.

 

UNLESS THEY PUT KETCHUP ON IT.

 

MOAI VINCENT HAS SPOKEN.

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Holy crap.  This thread is still here.....I think last time I logged in 10 years ago.....lol.

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Somewhere around here, there must be some ketchup!

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