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posted by seanyboy (40 comments total)

 
ummm.....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:30 AM on February 27, 2005


I like it. Well played.
posted by the_bone at 11:32 AM on February 27, 2005


FRIST PSOT!!!11
posted by Krrrlson at 11:32 AM on February 27, 2005


Hey, I don't want to start a holy war here, but what's with you mac fanatics?
posted by angry modem at 11:33 AM on February 27, 2005


Lame.
posted by beth at 11:35 AM on February 27, 2005


I don't get it.
posted by yevge at 11:36 AM on February 27, 2005


I'm just gonna wait until 39999 gets posted, then post "40,000nd POst!!!! i WIN!!!!" with maybe a link to cnn.com.
posted by Hildago at 10:40 AM PST on February 27


Close enough.
posted by puke & cry at 11:36 AM on February 27, 2005


Wake me at fifty.
posted by ColdChef at 11:37 AM on February 27, 2005


Wow, this is what we've come to? I can understand 1 million or something, but 40,000? COME ON!
posted by yupislyr at 11:37 AM on February 27, 2005


Only 19 more to go, until we get 40k!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:38 AM on February 27, 2005


Good stuff, Seanboy. I'm enjoying the links. Well done.
posted by nthdegx at 11:39 AM on February 27, 2005


Things just ain't what they used to be.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:39 AM on February 27, 2005


heh. At least we didn't get, like, 10 submissions of the same thing, of everyone going for it :P
posted by delmoi at 11:40 AM on February 27, 2005


I'll see you in the bug submission form, asshole.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:40 AM on February 27, 2005


It's mcgraw without the scientific justification. Or is the post supposed to refer to a renaissance of numerologist kabbalism?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:40 AM on February 27, 2005


40009 is the next FPP of note.
posted by AlexReynolds at 11:41 AM on February 27, 2005


On postview: Ah.

*sits in corner, cries*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:41 AM on February 27, 2005


Whoops. I missed p&c's comment up there. Sorry.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:43 AM on February 27, 2005


sean*y*boy, of course
posted by nthdegx at 11:43 AM on February 27, 2005


I can understand 1 million or something, but 40,000? COME ON!

Adjusting for inflation, 40,000 is the new 1 million...
posted by Balisong at 11:49 AM on February 27, 2005


yay! and i just bought my metafilter account today!*

*ive been lurking here for 8 months though
posted by Mach5 at 11:50 AM on February 27, 2005


welcome to the fold. Would you like a pitchfork, torch or both?
posted by puke & cry at 11:55 AM on February 27, 2005


erm, puke, we're all out of pitchforks
posted by Quartermass at 12:12 PM on February 27, 2005


What's so great about 40,000? 1,000,000 I can see, maybe, but 40,000?
posted by mischief at 11:32 AM PST on February 27 [!]

Wow, this is what we've come to? I can understand 1 million or something, but 40,000? COME ON!
posted by yupislyr at 11:37 AM PST on February 27 [!]

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posted by mischief at 12:14 PM on February 27, 2005


I'll see you in Metatalk, asshole.
posted by Quartermass at 12:14 PM on February 27, 2005


MeTa!
posted by Quartermass at 12:15 PM on February 27, 2005


866034!
posted by chasing at 12:20 PM on February 27, 2005


Dang, missed it by that much!

Nice post, seanyboy.
posted by fenriq at 12:21 PM on February 27, 2005


MATT PLEEZ DELETE THIS POTS I HAD DIBS ON 40000. SEANYBOY YOU JUST ERNED YOUSELF VENGENZA
posted by Hildago at 12:23 PM on February 27, 2005


sorry Mach5, you'll have to settle for just a torch. We have plenty of stress balls left if you like.
posted by puke & cry at 12:28 PM on February 27, 2005


STOP SQUEEZING SO HARD!
posted by ColdChef at 12:34 PM on February 27, 2005


40 million-hundred power-watts!
posted by sklero at 2:09 PM on February 27, 2005


And here I thought this would be about Warhammer 40K.
posted by SPrintF at 2:31 PM on February 27, 2005



[via]
posted by patgas at 2:45 PM on February 27, 2005


The 4 is.
posted by techgnollogic at 2:46 PM on February 27, 2005


re: Warhammer... Yeah - me too. If I'd had the time and the nous, I'd have pulled a bunch of warhammer links together (fan fiction, official sites, communities. I'm not a fan, so probably wouldn't have done it justice). It's interesting that warhammer is so huge, and yet seems so buried away from normal culture. As if Gygax had managed to cast Invisibility +10 on it. (renders object invisible to all but Goths and Nerds)

I live in quite a small town, and yet there seems to be this huge shop in the centre of town dedicated to Warhammer. This is despite the fact that I've NEVER seen Warhammer mentioned on T.V., on the radio or in magazines. Games Workshop seem to have a turnover of around $250 Million a year (pretty much selling the one game) and nobody seems to have heard of them.

There's a great F.P.P just waiting to happen.
posted by seanyboy at 2:57 PM on February 27, 2005


/me wanders off to see if I've still got that old copy of Ignorant armies floating about.
posted by seanyboy at 2:58 PM on February 27, 2005


Warhammer must be some kind of weird nodal point, I just started playing it (Fantasy, not 40K) about a week ago, and it was in the paper and everything.

"In a culture dominated by virtual diversions and mass marketing, Warhammer has acquired an ardent following by being tactile and mysterious, using no advertising at all."
posted by patgas at 3:03 PM on February 27, 2005


Warhammer is one of those weird things. My brother in law works for them, and said, in the same breath, "Games Workshop provides value for money" and "They still make a profit even after giving us a 50% discount".

I give their success to their policy of building up enthusiastic gamers, skilled painters, etc and after they drop over a grand in the store giving them a job selling the game to their friends. (you have to be skilled in at least 3 of the games workshop games! to get a job there!)

Its not viral marketing, its positively militant.
posted by Jerub at 4:56 PM on February 27, 2005


40.
posted by soyjoy at 8:21 AM on February 28, 2005


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