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#1 Superduper

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

OK, Traditionally, the 12 days of christmas begins on Christmas Day and runs 12 days to January 6.

12 days.

This HOLIDAY, here is a FUN challenge. For every day of Christmas, everyone show a photo of their boomboxes plurally(?)consistent with the respective day of Christmas.

** So... For the first day of Christmas, Show a picture of 1, ONLY 1 Boombox. Eveyone should be able to do that!
** For the second day of Christmas, show a picture of 2 boomboxes, BUT they should be a pair of the same thing -- i.e. 2 turtle doves or 2 C100F's.
** On the third day of Christmas, show 3 boomboxes, i.e. 3-french hens OR (3) x M70's. etc.

I imagine the first 2 or 3 days should get lots of entries. The rest is gonna get progressively harder. Most aren't gonna make it all the way except for the few members that likes to hoard particular models. Then again, 1 entry only counts 1 time so no extra points for having 12 Wheely's -- it's only 1 entry :-O :w00t: :yes:

OK, get your photos ready. Challenge begins 12:01 a.m. Christmas Day and extends for 12 days. No going back. Who wants to keep track?

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RULES: No recycling the same boxes on different days. For example, if you have 3 SCR-8's, you can't show a photo of 1 on the first day, a photo of 2 on the second day, and a photo of 3 on the 3rd day. Otherwise, someone with 12 boomboxes would enter the same picture 12 times -- cropped. That would defeat the spirit of this challenge. As much as possible, let us try to keep all duplicates rather than different boxes. The member that successfully posts an entry into the most days of Christmas gets bragging rights -- for a whole year! :w00t: :lol: :yes:

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

norm --are you in cahoots with gordie ?? :lol: :lol:

this seems like an auto-set-up for gordie to dunk us --
as he will be the only member standing by day # 6 (i think) :-) :-D

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:47 PM

Uh, unfortunately, to make it fair for some of us mere mortals, Gordie's 333 Conions would only be able to count once. I'd use it on the 12th day, if I were him. Well, technically, he could use them on days 10, 11 and 12th combined since it's well documented how many he has but the thing is, he will have to seperate his stack into 3 piles to qualify since NO boombox should be recycled. The only question is -- how will we know? :-D Nah, that wouldn't be fair to the non-hoarding collectors and would be boring in short order if you enter 1 conion on day 1, 2 conion's on day 2, 3 conions on day 3, etc...

BTW Ira, you are mistaken. You won't be disqualified for any day you miss. Just participate in the days that you can. In other words, if you participate on day 1, miss day 2, you can still participate on day 3.

Is this getting too complicated?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:55 PM

its not too complicated --
but it is a screw job for us random type collectors - :thumbsup: :-O :
who buy ANY friggen box -- :lol:
but avoid more than 2 of the same box

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:05 AM

Well, I know that you have at least 2 of every boombox Ira so you'll get to participate in at least 2 days.

OK, since you are so (un)confident of our member's proclivity to hoard, I guess we can open this up to multiples of the same brand. So 4 GE's would work. How's that? Again. No recycling though. If you show 8 JVC's and among them is a RC-550, you shouldn't be showing an RC-550 on day 1. We need to make this at least somewhat challenging right?

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:07 AM

the brand idea ==good :-)

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:35 AM

its not too complicated --
but it is a screw job for us random type collectors - :thumbsup: :-O :
who buy ANY friggen box -- :lol:
but avoid more than 2 of the same box



I could hold out till day four then I'm out, I agree with Ira... my collection is kept to a maximum of 2 per box (trying to sell down to that level)....

Sound fun.. I say everyone post a different box for the 12 day challenge... easy enough and still fun! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:40 AM

:agree: with johnny --
we could all blind-side gordie with a wild 12 piece assortment :thumbsup: :w00t: :w00t: :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:53 AM

Hey, its all we got till we find our own storage shed full on C100's :w00t: Gordie has our simple collections covered.... but we all know there in a good home and if were nice we might be in his will :w00t: :lol: :lol: :lol: j/k

I gotta stop drinkin' :drool:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

Your pics are first class - Gordie as are your radios!!!! :thumbsup:

I have to learn lighting techniques, I was thinking about taking a photography class... Ira has gotten 110% better now I need too..... :thumbsup: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Any pics with Boomboxes in it is cool to me :cool: :yes:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:38 AM

Thank goodness I'm pretty good at Photoshop! :lol: That's the only way I can make it past Day 1. :-D :-D :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:20 AM

I will not be able to do everything correct, because of the residence changing, but just for fun: let´s start

So take the LUXOR:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:41 PM

Good first pic ViennaSound but wait for it....... wait for it............... wait for it....................

Right now, you are 14 hours too early. :w00t:

BBZZZZZ! :-O 1 demerit for VS. :-O :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding... about the demerit, that is.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:17 PM

i say --humbug -- :thumbsdown:
his demerit STAYS !!!!! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:24 PM

Thank goodness I'm pretty good at Photoshop! :lol: That's the only way I can make it past Day 1. :-D :-D :lol:


I got you beat without Photoshop you old dog, I can make it to day two. :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:59 PM

well -- with norms new relaxed rules -

about using the same BRANDS --instead of the same boxes-

lots of us can hang in for lots of days :thumbsup:

ya think ??? :cool: :-D

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:18 PM

Well, the rules may be relaxed but that doesn't mean it's gonna be easy.

Just like 13 Card Poker, you'll need to strategically show your hands (boomboxes) to try to stretch as long as you can.................. :yes:

Display the wrong boomboxes early on and you might be smacking yourself on your head since again -- no recycling :nonono:

Now, if I can only find 12 different brands, enough to last all 12 days. Since there is no recycling -- you'll need a minimum (if all the stars are aligned, etc etc.) of 78 boomboxes! :w00t:

Anyone participating in all 12 days would be a true collector indeed :yes:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

Welcome aboard Ngahun. Great picture, great boombox.

BZZZZZZZZ!
BZZZZZZZZ!

I'm a tough enforcer! :w00t: :-D

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:14 PM

[quote name="Superduper"]Welcome aboard Ngahun. Great picture, great boombox.

yup --what he said - :yes: :yes:

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

Welcome aboard Ngahun. Great picture, great boombox.

BZZZZZZZZ!
BZZZZZZZZ!

I'm a tough enforcer! :w00t: :-D


:agree: Welcome!

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

hey to soopadoopa and all who are getting ready to battle out this 12 day event......

this project is more intriging --than contemplated-- :hmmm:

it involves massive strategic planning and utter sacrifice :-O

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for instance -
lets say that some here get to day # 5 ...
and we have only 5 JVCs and 5 pannys-

well then --we cant use both - :thumbsdown:

so - unless we used 4 of our 5 JVCs - for day # 4
then - all 5 JVCs cant be used at all -
and dont count - : :sadno:

right ???

not complaining - :-) -just confirming the rules--
before i take either my pannys or my JVCs out to the trash !!! :-)

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:57 PM

You all have made it too confusing for simple me, I say you have to post a pic of your 12 favorites everyday, there may be duplicates among members... but 12 of YOUR favorites!!!

That should be the rules... there are NO RULES... just lots of box shots from member who may only have one but love 'em!

I just love pics!

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:32 PM

like "goldfinger" .......pictures galore :thumbsup: :lol:

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hey norm --
nother ground rules question

say a member has 12 of the vinix brand :-)
but his/her next closest 'within brand' total is only 6 --
so --
must they use 7 of their 12 vinixes for day # 7 ??

or -do they drop out for 5 days-
and jump back in on day # 12 ??

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:20 AM

To do everything like the rules will be impossible.
Maybe gordie, blasterpunk or radiohier can... :blush:
Also a problem of the time difference europe-usa.
I will try to hold on the following rules:
Every day the correct number of boxes :angelic:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:29 AM

You all have made it too confusing for simple me, I say you have to post a pic of your 12 favorites everyday, there may be duplicates among members... but 12 of YOUR favorites!!!

That should be the rules... there are NO RULES... just lots of box shots from member who may only have one but love 'em!

I just love pics!


:agree:

12X12=144...that's about all i can figure out at this point :lol:

-gsbadbmr


Gordie. I believe my math is correct. 1+2+3+4......+12 = 78.
Hey guys, the 12 days of christmas goes like this:

day #:
(1) A partridge in a pear tree
(2) 2 turtle doves
(3) 3 french hens
(4) 4 calling birds
(5) 5 Golden Rings....
etc. etc.

I know it's hard to have rules and some days, folks may be excluded but I really didn't expect everyone to participate in all 12 days -- me included (not even close). But remember, this is the 12 days of Christmas Challenge. It wouldn't be much of a challenge if everyone justs posts whatever they want. Let's try to stay within the spirit of the 12 day of christmas theme. The 4th day of christmas is 4 calling birds (not 1 mocking bird, 1 eagle and 2 jays). So the only thing I ask is we TRY AS BEST WE CAN to display all the same model or brand. I'd like to say no recycling but there's some grumbling here so OK for this year, let's go ahead and just post same model or brands and if you need to do some recycling, then go ahead.

So I guess someone with 12 boomboxes, same model or brand can go ahead and post the same boombox(es) over and over again.... And if that is too hard -- then just go ahead and post whatever. The important thing is to have fun.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:48 AM

Ey norm, because of the matching time:

Please give the start sign! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 02:31 AM

Ey norm, because of the matching time:

Please give the start sign! :thumbsup:


OK Roman, currently 12:39 a.m. CHRISTMAS DAY here in the U.S. West Coast. What cha waiting for? :-D :lol: :yes:

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS..............
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On the FIRST day of Christmas, my true love sent to me....Posted Image

A Clairtone 7979 boombox :w00t: :thumbsup: :yes:

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:05 AM

Ok, let´s try it again :-D

Here we go with the mission to MARS: :-P

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Next days will be PHILIPS.
Roller and compact lines.... ;-)

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:30 AM

for day # 1 --

going with the vast majority --who agree - that if we must chose just one box-
for xmas day --

whip out your delmon :-D

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