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#1 wombatoutofhell

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

As the title says.  Final vote count here

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for all the hard work WOOH and congratulations to all the winners. I suppose we should also update the wiki page - I see there's supposed to be another category for most commented thread of the year, maybe JoggerKev can help us out with that one.

I wonder whether we can get any mileage (so to speak) out of these awards - surely CR endorsement has to be worth something to our favorite running shops and magazines. Perhaps we can tart the wiki page up a bit with some nice graphics.

I think the suggestion from (I think) JoggerKev about adding a category for Newbie of the year for next year's awards is a great idea.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

I always seem to want to post in the thread just after it gets closed

BUT can I suggest that when nominating someone next year it might be good to add what they have done in 2009 ? I for one just didn't register seeing Kurt's name and realise of course I should have voted for him - not that one vote would have made a difference -

And as I said - now we have voted Dog ambassador for 2008 shouldn't we send him somewhere to be our ambassador????? I'm with you there Tim!!

all the best everybody and WOOH congratulations

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:26 PM

View PostCoolwalker David N N, on Feb 3 2009, 07:30 PM, said:

And as I said - now we have voted Dog ambassador for 2008 shouldn't we send him somewhere to be our ambassador????? I'm with you there Tim!!

David

I also agree that we must send our newly annointed CR Ambassador somewhere to fulfil his ambassadorial duties.

Having had a quick look on the forums and taking a sampling of the states and territories from which people post, it is quite apparent one region is clearly underrepresented and is dire need of our Ambassador to the spread of the virtues of CR. Hence, I suggest we ship The Dog to Australian Antarctic Territory for the duration of his tenure.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:30 PM

Why ship him? The tough old bugger should just HTFU and run there!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:39 PM

View Postmilov, on Feb 4 2009, 02:30 PM, said:

Why ship him? The tough old bugger should just HTFU and run there!
Actually he can have a choice seems how he seems to be getting into Triathlons at the moment.
Swim, Ride & then run.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

i am so over the term HTFU and I reckon anyone that uses it should join him ;)

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:54 PM

View Posttim, on Feb 4 2009, 02:42 PM, said:

i am so over the term HTFU and I reckon anyone that uses it should join him ;)


it is so 2008 it's not funny.
i was over it at "h"

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

View PostCoolwalker David N N, on Feb 3 2009, 07:30 PM, said:

And as I said - now we have voted Dog ambassador for 2008 shouldn't we send him somewhere to be our ambassador?????
David

Why not send Blue Dog to The White House?

As far as I know, President Obama is still looking for the dog that will become the family pet.

In an interview with Barbara Walters in November, the then President-elect dismissed the possibility of a “girly dog” and stated, “We’re going to have a big rambunctious dog of some sort.”

Blue Dog would fit the bill. [“The pick of the litter – half mongrel, half purebred”]

For some years, people have been saying that Australia has been a lap-dog of the (former) President. It’s time we changed the image. President Obama would be nuts (or nutless) to let Blue Dog anywhere near his lap.

But we would have to move quickly. Canada has a “labrapoodle” ready to be shipped. Peru has offered a monstrosity called a Peruvian Hairless Dog. Others are talking about a Portuguese Water Dog.

Surely Blue Dog would be a better choice?

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

View Posttim, on Feb 4 2009, 01:42 PM, said:

i am so over the term HTFU and I reckon anyone that uses it should join him ;)

For once I get to quote a post and just add "Me too".

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

I was thinking dog needs a backing song to his acceptance speech.

I was looking for some appropriate lyrics and thought these fit well -

"take a look at me
tell me what do you see?
i've got all i want
i'm on top of the heap"

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

is that an oblique reference to the song's title by any chance tim?

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:39 PM

View Posttim, on Feb 4 2009, 02:42 PM, said:

i am so over the term HTFU and I reckon anyone that uses it should join him :D


But I already got it tattooed in big green letters across my forearm!  ;)

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:03 PM

Fellow CoolRunners,

It is with great pride, yet even greater humility - I accept your votes anointing me to the esteemed position of CoolRunning Ambassador for the next 12 months.

There is indeed much work to be done. In order to facilitate a smooth-flowing term of office the "Correct Forms of Address" should be adopted. Some examples below -

Written Requests

"Your Eminence, I humbly beseech you to favourably consider" .... and then what it is you really want.

Social Occasions

"Excuse me Mr Ambassador, would you care for another beer?" (I do not expect to have to ask).

"Mr Ambassador, I must say you look fit, fast and fabulous." (My reply may be "And you Ma'am, look swift, smart and sassy!")    

Racing -  (some brevity allowable due to aerobic considerations)

"Sir, before you disappear into the distance; - those buns of yours must be straight from Bakers Delight!"

Or under lesser circumstances -

"Sir, you appear to be having a bad day. May I pass?"
                            
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I will work diligently to uphold the honoured position of Ambassador to the best of my ability, etc. etc. etc.

Blue Dog.  ;)

Edited by Blue Dog, 04 February 2009 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

Withdrawn after second thoughts.

Too late. It's been quoted.

Edited by Sarge, 04 February 2009 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:15 PM

Ambassadorial update -

Had a delightful dinner engagement last night with CR Virtual who is briefly in town before returning to his base in Hong Kong.

Seizing a wonderful opportunity, at the end of the evening I appointed him as Ambassadorial Charge D'Affaires in South East Asia. He was delighted to accept the position and I'm sure will do a wonderful job attending to the myriad CR issues in that region. Congratulations Virtual.

Edited by Blue Dog, 06 February 2009 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:12 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 4 2009, 09:15 PM, said:

Ambassadorial update -

Had a delightful dinner engagement last night with CR Virtual who is briefly in town before returning to his base in Hong Kong.

Seizing a wonderful opportunity, at the end of the evening I appointed him as Ambassadorial Charge D'Affaires in South East Asia. He was delighted to accept the position and I'm sure will do a wonderful job attending to the myriad CR issues in that region. Congratulations Virtual.


hmmm - I tried to stop myself BUT he would only be a virtual ambassador wouldn't he?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

View PostCoolwalker David N N, on Feb 6 2009, 01:12 PM, said:

hmmm - I tried to stop myself BUT he would only be a virtual ambassador wouldn't he?

So should Blue Dog take a leave of absence, you may well be in line for the position of 'Acting Ambassador' - ?

Boom 'tish, Bernie G.

Edited by Bernie G, 07 February 2009 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:03 PM

View Posttim, on Feb 3 2009, 09:42 PM, said:

i am so over the term HTFU.

HTFU is the new black.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

thats funny.
now whats the wife of an ambassador called?
ambassadoress?
or will lady bernie do?

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:14 PM

Our Ambassador, the Right Honourable Dog Esq, is a canine of many qualities.  Yet it seems that there are some aspects if himself that he has preferred to keep quiet until now.

For instance, did anyone know about the Blue Dog Blog?  

Apparently not, for it failed to register any votes or even a nomination in this year's Cr awards.  Yet I feel his pearls of wisdom on many subjects such as knitting patterns and vegan recipes can add so much to all our lives.

Never one to blow his own trumpet, I will in this instance do it for him so that you all can benefit from his insight.  Thank you Dog, your blog has helped me to broaden my horizons, and I at last feel able to live a worthwhile and fulfilling existence.

Yours in reverence, MJ. :unsure:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

View Postemjay, on Feb 20 2009, 09:14 PM, said:

Our Ambassador, the Right Honourable Dog Esq, is a canine of many qualities.  Yet it seems that there are some aspects if himself that he has preferred to keep quiet until now.

For instance, did anyone know about the Blue Dog Blog?  

Apparently not, for it failed to register any votes or even a nomination in this year's Cr awards.  Yet I feel his pearls of wisdom on many subjects such as knitting patterns and vegan recipes can add so much to all our lives.

Never one to blow his own trumpet, I will in this instance do it for him so that you all can benefit from his insight.  Thank you Dog, your blog has helped me to broaden my horizons, and I at last feel able to live a worthwhile and fulfilling existence.

Yours in reverence, MJ. :unsure:

Beware of cheap imitations, imposters and false prophets.

There is only one true Blue Dog, many pictures here.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:32 PM

Great link Emjay. Now we know where the Dog's fascination with quilting comes from. :unsure:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:50 AM

From what I hear, we need more of these (see attachment) on the roads around Glasshouse.[attachment=3838:Blue_Hee...Dog_Xing.jpg]

And Tim. I hear you're over HTFU.  Well good on you mate - after PNG gets it tattooed on the inside of his eyelids.

Mr BlueDog to assist your new position as CR ambassador - may I suggest this book.  [attachment=3844:swagger2.jpg]


Cheers.

Edited by Swaggers, 23 February 2009 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

View Postemjay, on Feb 21 2009, 11:14 PM, said:

Apparently not, for it failed to register any votes or even a nomination in this year's Cr awards.  Yet I feel his pearls of wisdom on many subjects such as knitting patterns and vegan recipes can add so much to all our lives.

The Dog's race nutrition strategies are now no longer secret... it's those vanilla fairy cakes :unsure:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:46 PM

View Postemjay, on Feb 21 2009, 11:14 PM, said:

Our Ambassador, the Right Honourable Dog Esq, is a canine of many qualities.  Yet it seems that there are some aspects if himself that he has preferred to keep quiet until now.

For instance, did anyone know about the Blue Dog Blog?  

Apparently not, for it failed to register any votes or even a nomination in this year's Cr awards.  Yet I feel his pearls of wisdom on many subjects such as knitting patterns and vegan recipes can add so much to all our lives.

Never one to blow his own trumpet, I will in this instance do it for him so that you all can benefit from his insight.  Thank you Dog, your blog has helped me to broaden my horizons, and I at last feel able to live a worthwhile and fulfilling existence.

Yours in reverence, MJ. :unsure:
What the??? I'm so much happier thinking of "THE Dog" like the commando on Biggest Loser! I need to know so little to hold him right up there next to Jesus!! (even though I have seen him without sunnies!)

Edited by seris, 23 February 2009 - 07:50 PM.