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    I steal all my best ideas from er, Mikey, yeah, that's the ticket.... Mikey. If I am not mistaken, a few years ago Mikey ran a FS game called “The Presidents.” The game was simply a list of the Presidents in order. Players cycled to some location in Washington D.C. that could be identified with that president in some way. The player took a picture and posted the photo to the forum. If the photo got three likes (if people could figure out what the photo had to do with that president), then the player got the point and the game moved on to the next president on the list.

    Notorious is a game played the same way, only instead of a list of presidents, it is a list of Washington D.C.’s notorious history - some good, some bad, some ugly. Players take a photograph (with their bike) that in some way identifies that item on the list. If the player’s photograph and post to the forum nets three likes, it receives the point, and we move on to the next item on the list.* Players can choose to explain their photo or not.

    * If two posts net three or more likes before I notice, the post with the most likes wins. If there is still a tie - I will find some other arbitrary and annoying way to award the point.
    * Photo must be new and taken while that list item is in play. In other words, photos of the Watergate with flowers blooming - when we know its snowing outside - will incur the wrath of the Bunny.

    Participants are encouraged to suggest incidents and items for the notorious list.

    There will be prizes. Fabulous prizes. Really really fabulous prizes.

    And of course we start with:

    1. Watergate
    2. Exorcist Stairs
    3. Air Florida Flight 90
    4. Seven Dirty Words
    5. Titanic Memorial
    6. September 11, 2001
    7. 1968 Washington D.C. Riots
    8. Ghost Bike
    9. Borf / Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
    10. Headquarters of the American Nazi Party
    11. “The Bitch Set Me Up”
    12. Bonus Army
    13. John Wilkes Booth
    14. “I Invented the Internet”
    15. Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II
    16. Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves
    17. Charles Syphax
    18. Cool “Disco” Dan
    19. Dead Man’s Hollow
    20. Dwight W. Watson and his tractor
    21. Pork Chop Row
    22. George Lincoln Rockwell
    23. Deep Throat
    24. Elizabeth Ray
    25. Aldrich Ames
    26. Joan Mulholland
    27. Kathryn H. Stone, Virginia Legislature
    28. Mary Ann Hall
    29. Fanne Foxe
    30. Fawn Hall
    31. Democracy, An American Novel
    32. John Warnock Hinckley
    33. Slacker
    34. Carlo Valdonoci June 2, 1919
    35. Assassination Attempt on Harry Truman
    36. May 10, 1970 bombing of National Guard Association
    37. 1977 Hanafi Siege
    38. Sherry Rowlands
    39. Richard Berendzen
    40. Monkey Business
    41. Rita Jenrette
    42. Brigadier General Albert Pike
    43. Hall’s Hill Wall
    44. Laurence Henry, Glen Echo Amusement Park
    45. Cornelius Hawkins
    46. Helen Lane, Arlington School Board Member
    47. Charles Sumner School
    48. The Langley Aerodrome
    49. Lt. Thomas Selfridge
    50. June 22, 2009 WMATA
    51. The assassination of Orlando Letelier
    52. Freedman’s Village
    53. Hurricane Agnes
    54. Ronald Deskins, Michael Jones, Lance Newman, and Gloria Thompson
    55. The Pagans and the Avengers
    56. May 22, 1856: Abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner
    57. Assassination of James Garfield
    58. Berman v. Parker
    59. Gandhi Statue
    60. Victims of Communism Memorial
    61. Three Sisters Island
    62. Obey Andre the Giant
    63. Pizzagate
    64. Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    65. The Underground Railway/Harriet Tubman
    66. Spiro Agnew
    67. Robert Hansen
    68. Bill Clinton’s McDonalds
    69. Marv Albert
    70. Luna Park


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    It was the Find the Founding Fathers side bet created by Mikey for FS2014
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...unding-Fathers

    IMO, it was the funnest game we ever played.

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    Request for clarification - can only one person get points for each item? For example, if we all post Watergate photos and get the likes, do we all get the points for Watergate, or does only the first person get the points for Watergate?

    I can't follow the forums that closely, so am hoping that it's not a race based on forum postings.

    Cheers.

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    I grew up in the area but apparently there's a lot i dont know! Fun game !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtansill View Post
    Request for clarification - can only one person get points for each item? For example, if we all post Watergate photos and get the likes, do we all get the points for Watergate, or does only the first person get the points for Watergate?

    I can't follow the forums that closely, so am hoping that it's not a race based on forum postings.

    Cheers.
    People who played and remember Mikey's Founding Father's game, please chime in. This is designed after that game, just with a diff list

    It is a progressive game (he's being nice.... he means its a race).

    But its not a race based on forum postings. Its a race based on net likes.

    So let's pick the first one. The item is "Watergate." Maybe there are three diff posts: one of a picture of the watergate, one of a picture of HoJos, and one of a picture of a parking garage in Rosslyn. The key is which post nets three likes first. It doesnt matter the order that these posts gate uploaded. Could be that the peanut gallery thinks the parking garage picture is the wrong picture. It goes with a different item on the list. And any good Washingtonian knows that for "Watergate," the appropriate picture is HoJos, not the Watergate.

    But then, that's up to the subjective will of the peanut gallery.

    Sometimes cyclists have been REALLY CLEVER with their pictures. I tried to make the first set of items on the list pretty easy. Some of the items will be pretty hard and if we get stuck we can skip it (does BORF still exist??)

    First player to net three likes gets the point and then we move on to the next item on the list.

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    So for example... the first item in the Notorious game is Watergate. Today I took a picture of my bike below. If you think this photo is responsive to “Watergate,’ give it a like. If you think you can do better, go take a picture of your bike in front of the under construction HoJos. If one of us gets three likes, whoever gets the likes gets the point and we move on to the next item.... the Exorcist Stairs.

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    I have received three likes for “watergate” and the point. That means we are on to the next item on the list - Exorcist Stairs. Take a picture of your bike in front of “Exorcist Stairs” and see if the peanut gallery approves with three likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    I have received three likes for “watergate” and the point. That means we are on to the next item on the list - Exorcist Stairs. Take a picture of your bike in front of “Exorcist Stairs” and see if the peanut gallery approves with three likes.
    If someone posts a picture of themself riding down the Exorcist Stairs, I think they should automatically win that one. And if they can do a Danger Panda pic doing such, then I think they should win the whole game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
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    Wait, which game is this? Isn't that the Calvinball on the saddle of your bike?

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