Over/Under on number of whining threads between now and 3/3

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  1. Misplaced Texan
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    So, how many threads of the typical whinging do we thing we'll get between now and 3/3? I'm thinking the over/under is at around 12.

    Do we also want an over/under on other items? I'm thinking we could set lines on:
    • Number of whining posts, overall;
    • Number of invocations of $micek;
    • Number of invocations of COdbaUA;
    • Number of times SHARES is blamed for all the evil in the universe;
    • Number of times Heathrowguy invokes his drSL;
    • Number of times someone with a tulip in their avatar whines about things that no one else has ever experienced or blatantly ignores the very real issues facing the pre-merger UA; and
    • Number of times the Wandering Aramean goes from mounting a rational defense to making didactic micro-arguments about someone else's logic (sorry dude, you know it your heart it's true).
     
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    For the record, we're at 2 whining threads so far. Other categories, I'll have to total up later.
     
  3. LETTERBOY
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    Pre-merger CO and pre-merger UA are gone and are not coming back. I wish people would just accept that and deal with it.
     
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    Not so fast... A friend's cousin's uncle's neighbor's dog-sitter's wife's boss knows someone that used to work at United and they said that a new tulip based livery is going to be unveiled on 3/3!
     
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    And then there's a friend's grandfather's mother's aunt's flight attendant who says that Gordon Bethune is coming out of retirement on 3/4 to run COdbaUA. ;)
     
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    Are you counting this thread as a whining thread?
     
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    Is this the same person who thinks Bob Crandall is going to be running the merged US/AA? :D
     
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    Kind of problematic allowing people to be able to influence the score by their posts, don't you think? I could totally high-ball a number and then put up a bunch of "$mi$ek ran over my dog and stole my girl" posts.
     
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    I read about an interesting legal fiction in United's latest filing in the "million miler lawsuit".

    In their response to a complaint, United Continental Holdings seems to assert that in fact pre-merger UA is not gone — because they are the ones who are operating the MileagePlus program!

    (from 1:12-cv-04056 document #38)

    Now, what they mean is "don't go suing us" but it's interesting that they attributed control of MileagePlus to United (but not Continental and not the merged entity).
     
  10. Misplaced Texan
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    Depends entirely on whether I take the over or the under and whether I need it to count to be right. :D
     
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    Well sure, you could do that. In fact, you could do that. ;)

    Maybe we should have another thread for who can make the most outlandish allegations about evil things that Chairman Jeff has done. Kind of like the old Evil Bert meme.

    I mean, when I was a kid I totally crashed my bike on a dry road, went flying over the handlebars, and wound up with a broken bone and nasty road rash on my chest. Pretty sure, thinking back, I saw Jeff Smisek lurking nearby. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he stuck a tree branch in my front spokes when I wasn't looking. ;)
     
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    Milepoint needs an Ignore Thread option.
     
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    Praise Great Leader Gordon Bethune, Dear Leader Larry Kellner, and dear respected Supreme Leader Jeff Smisek!

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    They already have it and it is you. It would be tough to ignore a thread without, at the very least, reading the first post and finding out what it is about. But once one finds out what a thread is about and it is not one's cup of tea, one can simply ignore it until it is pushed out into oblivion by new threads...;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure SHARES gave me a cold last month. :mad:
     
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    I'm waiting for someone to post a "United Gave Me Herpes" thread.
     
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    That's why I always wipe my seat with Clorox Handi-Wipes prior to sitting down. Then I keep them in my pocket in case I need to go to the lav.
     
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    Any points for using the phrase Uncle Jeff or having his likeness in one's Avatar?
     
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    Sure, you get 100 points. No idea what the hell you'll do with them, but I officially declare you now have a score of +100.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    I did not whine, I PRAISED United and the d.r.S.L.!
     
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    However, you also have a picture of the d.r.S.L. as your avatar. Thus, I believe the judges should award you points.
     
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    There's only one great leader in this picture. ;)
     
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    Isn't that what he said?

     
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    So have the odds been posted? What are the results?
     

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