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Happy Festivus or ...Marketing Dept
Dec 23, 2003 5:40 AM
Glad you survived the earthquake Doug day!

Here are the rules!

The Festivus Pole
Not a tree, a pole. No decorations. Tinsel is very distracting from the true meaning of the holiday. The pole is tall, silver, hollow, long, skinny, and heavy.

No ti or carbon here, just a good ol' Huffy type pole.

The Airing of Grievances
This is the part of the holiday where you tell your family and friends all the ways they have disappointed you during the year

No Sprint and others, this day is set aside for Doug to air out only.

The Feats of Strength
This is the time during the celebration where the head of the family tests his strength against one lucky person. Festivus is not over until the head of the family is pinned. You are allowed to decline only if you have something to do instead. (Which is something members of the Costanza family rarely have.)

No contest, if anyone feels like they can take on aarontoy, then go for it!

Thanks to karber.net for the pic and festivus summary.
Feats of strength....rwbadley
Dec 23, 2003 7:29 AM
A challenge to all.

I'm throwing down for the Shot Toss.

Grab your shot glass and let's start.

Using Tequila or other 80proof or better.

Down the shot. Hey Doug... no cheating, that shot looked a little skimpy!

Ok, now you have five minutes rest. Fill up that glass.

Down the shot... see this is fun isn't it?

Five minutes goes by pretty fast. Got your shot? Down!...

Three down, not ssoo bad eh?

Thesse shots arrre getting harderto pour..

Fourth one shooto it you bstradrsd

Five shoteds and I'm ffeeeling pretyy goodd

A solid sixxxxxxxx pack, yup thasdt me hey common don't be a wusss Irts only teQuila. ooopss I'll need aminute to get my bearings
no way, no howDougSloan
Dec 23, 2003 7:38 AM
I'm not going there. Too many bad memories. "Stupidity is repeating the same act and expecting a different result."

Doug
Booze at the office . . .ms
Dec 23, 2003 8:02 AM
Given that most of us are sitting at work, RW's challenge raises a question: How many of us have anything at the office with which to have a drinking contest? My partners and I all began our careers at a large law firm at which alcohol on the premises was strictly forbidden (an unwritten rule that we discovered when a lateral partner arrived with a well-stocked bar for his office and the usually unflappable managing partner nearly had a stroke). So, there usually is no alcohol here (we do our drinking off premises). However, last year a grateful client gave us a case of champagne. After we divided the bottles among the various people who had worked on the client's case, we had a bottle left over. So, we put the bottle in the supply cabinet in reserve for an impromptu celebration. We haven't cracked it yet. Should today be the day?
let's seeDougSloan
Dec 23, 2003 8:16 AM
I have a bottle of Jack Daniels and a bottle of Galway Pipe port in my office right now. Last time they were open was after my partner at my other office dropped dead of a heart attack at age 51, and we discovered he had gotten the firm (of 14 lawyers) $800k in debt; we had to fire 10 people the next day. Those were drinking times.

Haven't had the urge to drink at the office since then.

Doug
We have a full bar in the conference room (nm)TJeanloz
Dec 23, 2003 8:30 AM
And we put it to good use.
We had booze all the time and then we were bought outDave Hickey
Dec 23, 2003 10:44 AM
by a multi-billion dollar corporation. Our employee handbook is now 8 inches thick.