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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    "Lee was a pussy."

    goddammit no. that's my namesake yer besmirchin there.

    and i still haven't gotten around to renting that movie. the civil war nut that works here also reccomended this movie to me, but he was kinda disappointed in the way they portrayed lee. says he was anything but a sniveling whiner. without even seeing the movie, i am also disappointed.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    cadmunky wrote: »
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    "Lee was a pussy."

    goddammit no. that's my namesake yer besmirchin there.

    and i still haven't gotten around to renting that movie. the civil war nut that works here also reccomended this movie to me, but he was kinda disappointed in the way they portrayed lee. says he was anything but a sniveling whiner. without even seeing the movie, i am also disappointed.

    What?

    They called him the Christian General and some of the young soldiers referred to him as Grandfather Lee. He was warm and charitable to pretty much everyone he met and rather famously blamed himself for failing his troops after the attack on Cemetary Ridge failed. He absolutely failed to follow the more aggressive Longstreet's suggestion to try an end around and to find another place to fight. At Gettysburg, Lee failed to take advantage of his best trait, the fact that he always fought the enemy on his own terms and always found favorable circumstances. He made a terrible choice and it hurt him a lot at the end, and really destroyed his spirit, and the unwaverable Lee broke in front of his troops.

    He was never some fierce warrior, never Stormin' Norman or anything like that, he was just a fuck awesome tactician and excellent judge of leadership capabiities in his subordinates.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also, the best moment in that whole film, at 5:31
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUPONW7gdw8

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    He was never some fierce warrior, never Stormin' Norman or anything like that, he was just a fuck awesome tactician and excellent judge of leadership capabiities in his subordinates.

    yes, this was always my understanding of his character, even with the limited knowledge that i have. and the reason that i'm looking forward to this trip so much.

    every Lee family has some legend that they descend from the general himself, and my own is no exception. wether there's validity in it or not, i've always felt somewhat diminished at not knowing more about the man.

    eh, it'll be good times.

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    the Lee monument is pretty damn impressive

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sherman fo Life.

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    the Lee monument is pretty damn impressive

    yes, my "monument" is pretty impressive. :winky:

    tee-hee

    uh oh

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    cadmunky wrote: »
    the Lee monument is pretty damn impressive

    yes, my "monument" is pretty impressive. :winky:

    tee-hee

    uh oh

    thats not what d3thmommy said

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    cadmunky wrote: »
    the Lee monument is pretty damn impressive

    yes, my "monument" is pretty impressive. :winky:

    tee-hee

    uh oh

    thats not what d3thmommy said

    LIES! she says i'm special!

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    by "special" she meant "baby dick"

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    allright guys

    im heading out to pack up the car and then we are off

    i'll check the thread tonight on my phone just incase there are any questions

    i'll see you guys in the morning

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    by "special" she meant "baby dick"

    pics or GT-

    oh hey wait...

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    This happened and was much fun.

    I'm fucking spent, so I'm crashing.

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    PunkBoyPunkBoy Thank you! And thank you again! Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Man, I'm jealous of you all that went. Watching Gettysburg inspired me to take a trip to there several years ago, and I had an awesome time. I'd definitely go back someday.

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    damn good times! i was already convinced this would be interesting and informative, but a trip is always made a hundred times better when you get to meet genuinely good people.

    thanks again you guys. we'll be talkin to ya soon. A++ will do again

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i know im a day late in giving a wrap up here, but we spent 6 hours in the car and then i went and choreographed a company picnic for 5 hours

    so let me upload some pics and i'll get to it

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    History? Awesome.

    Geek stuff? Awesome.

    Good people? Awesome.

    Mix it all together and you have GettysburgPAX. There was cool history, a fair amount of drinking, good cigars, butt rocks, bloodshed, more drinking, baudy wenches, Rum Bellies, and ghost stories. Fuck yes.

    We met up at the museum and each couple was kind of timid at first. Until we got to the exhibit about Civil War prison money. I believe it was cadmunky who asked if prison money is the same thing as Rape Dollars.

    It was all downhill from there.

    We made our way through museum and got to know each other. Then we mounted the cars and started the tour. Myself, Ziplock and our respective ladies in one car; cadmunky, d3thmommy and a bottle of liquor in the other.

    we saw lots of cool stuff like this:
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    Then the guys climbed like a 5 story tower to look over half the battle field. The girls didnt. Here they are standing at the bottom, not doing anything.
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    We continued on to Little Round Top, where everybody doubted my knowledge of civil war history. Here, look at Ziplock and Chelsea doubting.
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    Now here is a picture of them all reading a sign and realizing how I am correct.
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    "Ooooohhhhhhhhhhh.........."

    Then we headed down to the rocky outcroppings of Devil's Den.
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    Where we found Butt Rock!!
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    Chelsea admires Butt Rock from afar.
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    cadmunky has some pretty good pictures of me throwing his wife up on the rock to actually get to Butt Rock. She scrapped up her leg on the way up. Then she bled all over my white shirt while I got her down. Here's hoping that she doesnt have Hep. C!!

    So we finished the rest of the tour without incident (except for some minor U turns here and there, no big deal). We were all pretty hungry and thirsty: time for wings and drinks!! We head to a cool bar in the middle of town and found out that d3thmommy is a complete pain in the ass when it comes to ordering drinks. We all left with a decent buzz (except for my pregnant wife, Kristin and Chelsea).

    Hey look! A cigar shop across the street!! And what a great name for a cigar shop!
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    Most of us got some fine stogies and took a walk through town, feeling like hot shit. (cadmunky got some good cigar pictures).

    We make our way to Ye Olde Tyme Photo Place. Time for civil war cosplay!!
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    Ziplock is the Prettiest Princess!!
    Yeah, so we made asses of ourselves. So what? Wanna fight about it?

    Now it's time for dinner. We go to Dobbins House Tavern. The oldest building in town. The atmosphere is really cool down in the tavern restaurant. The colonial dressed waitresses bring you half chickens cooked on spits. What do you do with half chickens? Make them whole again!!
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    Aside from really good food, they also serve these things call Rum Belly Busters. Which are really good and really strong. Its a 2 drink limit. For a reason.
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    For those that care, that is (from left to right) cadmunky, d3thmommy, DrZiplock(no, he's not black), his best girl Chelsea, CrackedLens, his wife Kristin

    So we left there feeling pretty good. Time for ghost tours!! But not before we made asses out of ourselves waiting for the tour to start. Not everybody made it through, but it was still a good time. No spooky ghostbusting, but still a pretty neat experience.

    We said our goodbyes with a heavy heart. This was really a great time and it was an honor to get to spend the day with such awesome people. You guys were a real pleasure to meet and Kristin and I had an absolute blast. We look forward to meeting you all again, hopefully at HersheyPAX!

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    also we totally scared the shit out of this one chick who asked how we all knew each other

    "Don't worry, we're from the internet!"

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'll just say sadface and I'm glad you guys had fun and I'll be along my way.

    My car is mostly fixed now.

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    Mr. Henry BemisMr. Henry Bemis God is love Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    hay tiffany

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    hell yeah, well done CL. now that photosuckit is done being gay, i'll fill in some blanks.

    somewhere there at the beginning we noticed a couple of "fabricated" tree stumps. no idea what purpose such a thing could have, so what does any rational (read "buzzed") man make of it? he christens it...
    the dump stump.
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    by golly, kyle you were absolutely right!
    sooo right
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    that damn butt rock! chelsea had her own fixation with the damn thing...
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    but others were so intrigued, they were willing to spill precious blood for it!
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    of course, the tour wouldn't be complete without a sign from above reminding us of that which brought us all together:
    good 'ol SE++
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    so back in town, of course we needed a phallic symbol with more portability to show the locals we were secure enough in our masculinity.
    too late did we realize the female chose the longer cigar.
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    but then, the locals can go to hell if they let this loose in the streets to represent them.
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    cosplay? yes, cosplay...
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    and our own reenactment
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    good times.

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i like how munky's face doesnt change in any of the dress up pictures

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i like how cadmunky looks like Bill Engvall in all of the dress up pictures

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    how gay was it that the guys unintentionally dressed alike?


    so gay

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yes, but by the end of the day you were covered in blood, mud and BBQ sauce.

    That at least cancels some of the gay.


    NaC, you were sorely missed, but we'll catch you next time.


    Great times.... gotta love some rum bellies.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm going to have to agree that the photo people were really fucking creeped out when they asked how we all met.

    3 couples, all meeting for the first time that day....from the internet. I think we got the discount just so we'd leave faster.


    Also, damn fucking right I'm the prettiest princess.

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    strong emphasis of rum in those rum bellies

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    man I totally thought Ziplock was black

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    man I totally thought Ziplock was black

    he is actually

    all of those pictures is him in whiteface

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    man I totally thought Ziplock was black

    he is actually

    all of those pictures is him in whiteface

    Ain't nothing but an inverted oreo.

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    cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Futore wrote: »
    i like how cadmunky looks like Bill Engvall in all of the dress up pictures

    ugh, really? i don't know how i feel about this. i'm actually not much for redneck comedy. except jerry clower, and, well, there'll be no more of that.

    and my arm is fucking screaming with pain, enough to keep me home today. vicodin + 800mg ibuprofin does fucking nothing.

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dang

    i know it was bothering you all day saturday

    i figured the vicoden and all those yuenglings would take care of it

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dawg, looks like you guys had tons of fun. you butts better start planning out hersheypax. and so help me, it better not be couples all over the place, because chicks are totally gaybones

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    dawg, looks like you guys had tons of fun. you butts better start planning out hersheypax. and so help me, it better not be couples all over the place, because chicks are totally gaybones

    its not like we were official couples at this thing

    all 6 of us just hung out together all day, the only time we split up was in the car on the tour

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i'm just teasing dude. it did look both fun and informative. also, y'alls are classin up this place with the old timey photos.

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    CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    shit lost, i knew you were kiddin

    we scared the shit out of those people at the picture place

    although the guy running the place was kind of creeping me out the way he was flirting with his neice that was working...

    but hey, he gave us free shit and hung our picture on the wall, so its cool

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