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Re^2: Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon)
on Jan 15, 2007 at 20:20 UTC ( #594804=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge
in thread Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge

What do flamingos have to do with this?
The two "dueling flamingos" in this competition were the two battling for the last T-shirt, namely `/anick Champoux and Michael Wrenn. I was looking for a lively title for this article and got the idea from Michael's comment, quoted in the article, which was made in response to `/anick overtaking him on the leaderboard yet again:
I went out to get some dinner and returned to check on my solid 20th Place (securing a prized Fonality/trixbox T-shirt) ... when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but \'anick the Canuck who was now TWO STROKES CLEAR! I CURSEd and I SHOUTed and I called him some names| That Bastr/a//d! That foo|bird! That Flamingo again!!! I'll catch him! I'll pass him! I'll beat him this time! I'll punk him! I'll twizzle and addle his brain!
I guess it's hard to relate to these emotions unless you've actually played in one of these competitions and experienced first hand the bizarre experience of finding yourself cursing and swearing at total strangers from all over the world for passing you on the leaderboard. :-)


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Re^3: Dueling Flamingos: The Story of the Fonality Christmas Golf Challenge
by polettix (Vicar) on Jan 27, 2007 at 13:18 UTC
    I had to give up golfing after a few shots at http://codegolf.com for lack of time (and/or sleep, you choose), but two things I will remember forever: how totally compulsive all this stuff can become, and how wild you can become when you either curse someone for passing you, or you pass them again giving them what they deserve!

    Flavio
    perl -ple'$_=reverse' <<<ti.xittelop@oivalf

    Don't fool yourself.

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