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    Cool N O T O R I O U S :: A Pointless Game


    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 four 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.

    * Item is in play after the score is posted for the previous item
    PHOTO
    * Photo should be taken after an item is in play +
    * Photo must include your bicycle
    SCORING
    * Photo must net FOUR likes to get the point
    * If two posts net four 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.
    * Group finds, everyone in the photo who is identified gets the point
    * Tim the Enchanter gets all the cookies

    + This is a soft rule. It's one thing to take one photo on your way in because you know the item is going to be in play today. It is another thing to spend sunday racking up photos - posting pictures of an item at night time when the item has only been in play during the day time - or posting a picture on a bright sunny day when its snowing outside.

    There will be prizes. Probably a bunny or a hand grenade. Not really sure at this point.

    And of course we start with:

    1. Watergate {Tim the Enchanter}
    2. Exorcist Stairs {SteveO}
    3. Air Florida Flight 90 {Benihana}
    4. Seven Dirty Words {Huberww}
    5. Titanic Memorial {Benihama}
    6. September 11, 2001 {NemaVeze}
    7. 1968 Washington D.C. Riots {Streetsmarts}
    8. Ghost Bike {SteveO}
    9. Borf / Bobby Fisher Memorial Building {NemaVeze}
    10. Headquarters of the American Nazi Party {Kitty}
    11. “The Bitch Set Me Up” {Judd}
    12. Bonus Army {Kitty}
    13. John Wilkes Booth {Kitty}
    14. “I Invented the Internet” {Kitty}
    15. Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II {Kitty}
    16. Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves {Emm}
    17. Charles Syphax {Reji}
    18. Cool “Disco” Dan {Kitty}
    19. Dead Man’s Hollow {Kitty} {SteveO}
    20. Dwight W. Watson and his tractor {PeteD}
    21. Pork Chop Row {Kitty}
    22. George Lincoln Rockwell {Emm}
    23. Deep Throat {kitty}
    24. Elizabeth Ray {NemaVeze}
    25. Aldrich Ames {EMM}
    26. Joan Mulholland {SteveO}
    27. Kathryn H. Stone, Virginia Legislature {Reji}
    28. Mary Ann Hall {NemaVeze}
    29. Fanne Foxe {Streetsmarts}
    30. St Asaph Racetrack {CBGanimal; Karen W}
    31. Fawn Hall {NemaVeze}
    32. Democracy, An American Novel {kitty}
    33. John Warnock Hinckley {NemaVeze}
    34. Slacker {Kitty}
    35. Carlo Valdonoci June 2, 1919 {kitty}
    36. Assassination Attempt on Harry Truman {NemaVeze}
    37. May 10, 1970 bombing of National Guard Association {SteveO}
    38. 1977 Hanafi Siege {SteveO}
    39. Sherry Rowlands {Kitty}
    40. Richard Berendzen {Reji}
    41. Monkey Business {SClaeys}
    42. Lunch counter sit ins, Arlington VA {CBGanimal}
    43. Rita Jenrette
    44. Brigadier General Albert Pike {Benihana}
    45. Hall’s Hill Wall
    46. Laurence Henry, Glen Echo Amusement Park
    47. Cornelius Hawkins {Kitty}
    48. MCI, "A law firm with an antenna on the roof"
    49. Helen Lane, Arlington School Board Member
    50. Charles Sumner School
    51. The Langley Aerodrome {PeteD}
    52. Lt. Thomas Selfridge {Kitty}
    53. June 22, 2009 WMATA
    54. The assassination of Orlando Letelier {Benihana}
    55. Freedman’s Village
    56. Hurricane Agnes
    57. Ronald Deskins, Michael Jones, Lance Newman, and Gloria Thompson {SteveO}
    58. The Pagans and the Avengers {NemaVeze}
    59. May 22, 1856: Abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner
    60. Assassination of James Garfield
    61. H.R., Bad Brains
    62. 1972 Public demonstration of the ARPANET / Internet, and AT&T's refusal of DOD's offer to sell the Internet to AT&T {Benihana}
    63. Berman v. Parker {SteveO}
    64. Gandhi Statue {Benihana}
    65. Jackson City
    66. Victims of Communism Memorial
    67. Three Sisters Island {Nemaveze}
    68. Obey Andre the Giant
    69. Raoul Wallenberg
    70. Pizzagate {NemaVeze}
    71. Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsberg {Benihana}
    72. The Underground Railway/Harriet Tubman {Kitty}
    73. Spiro Agnew
    74. Robert Hansen
    75. Walter Krivitsky, Bellevue Hotel
    76. Harold “Kim” Philby
    77. Bill Clinton’s McDonalds {SteveO}
    78. Federal Relocation Arc, Cartwheel Tower, Mt Weather
    79. Marv Albert
    80. Luna Park
    81. Henry Rollins
    82. Salad Days / Minor Threat {Benihana}
    83. Jack Kent Cooke
    84. Jhoon Rhee
    85. The Mayflower Club
    86. Old Capitol Prison: Belle Boyd and Rose O’Neal Greenhow {Benihana}
    87. Jonathan Pollard
    88. Mary Pinchot {SClaeys}
    89. Rick Adams
    90. Jon Postel hijacks the DNS, DNS Wars, CORE, ICANN
    91. NSFNET, ANS, MAE-East, Priv-Com
    92. Vitaly Sergeyevich Yurchenko
    93. Rose O’Neal Greenhow
    94. Rayful Edmond
    95. Hell's Bottom {NemaVeze}
    96. Washington Senators {PeteD}
    97. Murder Bay
    98. Dickie’s Gulch


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    SCORE

    Cheater 5 :: 4503 Points
    Cheater 3 :: 2113 Points
    Cheater 4 :: 1353 Points
    Cheater 1 :: G Points
    Kitty :: 16
    NemaVeze :: 11
    Benihana :: 9
    SteveO :: 9
    Reji :: 3
    Emm :: 3
    SClaeys :: 2
    PeteD :: 3
    CBGanimal :: 2
    Streetsmarts :: 2
    Huberww :: 1
    Rcannon100 :: 1
    Judd :: 1
    Karen W :: 1

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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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