Originally posted by supergeo
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Alright stop the before you give a certain someone the brilliant idea of posting 800,000 of them AGAIN and breaking the thread.
What happened and when?
*sits down and motions everyone closer*
*in his best storyteller voice*
Many moons ago, before several of you were born (yes there was an ATS then), there was a rather silly thread started. It was not started by a wise
man, or even by a funny man, it was started by a man with too much time on his hands. This man thought it would be funny to have a game to see how
long he could make a pointless thread continue. This thread was called "Last to post wins!" and it was off. Many people wandered in and out of
this thread, sometimes posting funny things, sometimes posting strange things, other tmes starting food fights. After a couple of weeks of this
sillyness, along came another man. This man decided that he wanted to win this silly contest. He came up with a plan to ensure his victory.
One day, he decided to put his plan into motion. For a time beyond time, he posted
and nothing but
over and over and over again. Other
people attempted to come to the thread to give forth their wisdom, only to find that the thread was not responding to them. Many people tried, but
none were able to enter the thread.
A complaint was filed with the wiser members of the board, who went in and attempted to see what was wrong with the thread, and why it would not
respond to members. What they found amazed them, and made them quake with fear.
Our member who attempted to win, had made two winning entries. The first was
as far as they eye could see.
far and wide. The second
attempt was even more
. Wider than the thread, and farther than the eye could see. Only
over and over again. The wiser members of the
board were able to remove the
and were able to restore the thread to life. Praise and be merciful.
[edit on 4/5/2006 by Zaphod58]