Birthday Bomb Exchange

Started by headfirst, 03/03/2016 06:58 PM

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headfirst

:happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday:

Welcome to the inaugural Birthday Bomb Exchange!  This will be a year long exchange to give all you uber-generous regularly attending geeks a chance to nail another geek with a killer bomb for their birthday.  Gone are the days of simply posting a :happybday: to help a geek celebrate their birthday, it's time to do birthdays geek style!

How it will work:

I will arrange who bombs who such that there's a PIF element to it.  You will be bombing a person whose birthday comes before yours, then a person whose birthday is after you will bomb you.  So first you bomb, then you get bombed (no, not that kind of bombed!).  I will not be publishing the sequence but will PM each participant who they are to bomb and when, so you won't know exactly who is hitting you though you can try to speculate if you want.

Who can participate:

You must meet all of the following:  minimum of 500 posts, minimum membership duration of at least 6 months, a spotless feedback record (PM me if you feel an exception should be made for a particular feedback issue), and I have to recognize you as a regular part of the active forum community that I'm comfortable will not flake on this when your turn comes around.  And please consider the fact that this will run for a year so if your birthday is in December and you know you'll be out of the country for 3 months around then, please don't sign up.  If something comes up when it's your turn just be proactive in communicating and we'll figure something out.

How do I sign up:

I will take sign-ups from now through 12 PM PST Sunday March 6th (if you already expressed interest I am considering you as signed up, see your names listed below).  You can sign up on this thread or in a PM to me.  Also, please PM me your birthday month and day (unless you are among those that I have listed below as already signed up, I have yours figured out).  DO NOT POST YOUR BIRTHDAY ON THIS THREAD, I'd like to keep it a little mysterious for everyone, part of the fun.

What needs to be in the bomb:

Cigars of course!  The bomb should have a minimum total value of $25 as customarily determined around these parts (CI box prices, etc), should contain at least 2 cigars, and each cigar should have at least a 3.5 star rating (so no pineapple white owls...unless it's a gag that is thrown in over and above the $25 bomb).  There's no minimum or maximum value on each cigar, just make sure they're not dog rockets.  There are no upper limits on the bomb value or size, hit that birthday boy or girl as hard as you please!  I also think it'd be fun to designate a particular birthday cigar similar to the new year smoke in the secret santa exchange, but it's not required.  If you want to include something other than cigars in your bomb you're welcome to do so, just please meet the $25 value in cigars first and foremost.

When will it start:

Monday March 7th it is on!  Yes Kent, you'll be the first to get hit! :thumbsup:

When will it end:

It ends on the last birthday among the participants, Kent will receive the first bomb and send the last one.

Here are the participants:

05Venturer    - Present Opened
appollo
bmac7754
brlesq
bstessl
Camshaft83
cavenbk
Cfickter
Druff
jharrisx5
johncw
longhorn
McBryde
millarddj
ninfiction
nirab
nwb
sar127
SenorPablo
StogieDad
terrys1991
tjm0831


:happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday::happybday:
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

SenorPablo

Sure.  Count me in.  I haven't been keeping up well with the best stock as I used to, but I could pull something together.

-Paul
Twenty years ago we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope.  Now we have no jobs, no cash and no hope. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die!

ninfiction

This is not the admin you're looking for...

jharrisx5

#3
I'm in...smurf me on the list!

oops...almost posted the day...derp
Puff Puff Give....

headfirst

Somehow I knew Jokey would want in! :bigthumbs:
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

jharrisx5

I've got a surprizzzze for you....buwahaha!
Puff Puff Give....

jharrisx5

Puff Puff Give....

cavenbk

You can judge the character of a man by the things he laughs at.

"A man's true character comes out when he's drunk."     - Charles Chaplin


headfirst

When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

bstessl

Smoking cigarettes is a habit, smoking a cigar is an event. - Brad Paisley

05Venturer

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET
 :dancing:  :dancing:  :dancing:
Let the games begin
Kent
 Guru of Cynicism & Cigars

"Pump the brakes; you take your shirt off but leave your sunglasses on?" "What sort of backwards !@#$ing pageantry is that?" "You going to fight with those shades or play pokerstars.com?"

johncw


DRuff

Sign me up, don't have 500 posts but am exception worthy :)


tjm0831

_______________________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.  -- Andrew Jackson

headfirst

Welcome aboard Doug and Brian, woohoo, getting some momentum now!
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

headfirst

Updated list of players:

05Venturer
appollo
bmac7754
brlesq
bstessl
cavenbk
Cfickter
Druff
jharrisx5
johncw
McBryde
millarddj
ninfiction
nirab
sar127
SenorPablo
StogieDad
terrys1991
tjm0831

I'm going to modify the deadline to sign up to 12 pm PST on Sunday March 7th.  That still gives you east coasters until 3pm that day.  This will allow me to set a final order and get our first bombers lined up before Monday, 2 birthday bombs need to hit next week!   :dancing:
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

appollo

Can't wait to see the devastation this causes. :bigthumbs:

McBryde

"A man's character is told by what he does when nobody else is around."

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading" -- Thomas Jefferson


nwb

Chief of Shaft

Camshaft83

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." Winston Churchill

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headfirst

You got it fellas, welcome aboard!
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

headfirst

Here's the updated list of geeks.  Just over 24 hours left to sign up and then I close this up and kick it off!   :dancing:

05Venturer
appollo
bmac7754
brlesq
bstessl
Camshaft83
cavenbk
Cfickter
Druff
jharrisx5
johncw
McBryde
millarddj
ninfiction
nirab
nwb
sar127
SenorPablo
StogieDad
terrys1991
tjm0831
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

Longhorn

Longhorn writes name on a piece of paper, folds it up, and drops it in the hat.   :biggrin:

headfirst

NOW the birthday party can start! :-)  :dancing:
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst

headfirst

Alright, we're all set!  I'll send PMs shortly.
When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name...
-Charles Spurgeon

http://www.cigargeeks.com/index.php?action=humidors;area=public;member=headfirst


   
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