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    Default FSSB #3 - Find the Founding Fathers

    It's mid week, so it's time for our next Freezing Saddles Side Bet! For this challenge " Find the Founding Fathers", we will not be competing in teams, nor will there be any benefit to being in one state over another. FSSB #3 will be in the format of a photo meme, so get those cameras ready. To complete the tasks of FSSB #3, you will have to ride your bike to a place, any place that mentions, alludes to, honors, is named for, or could be perceived to represent one of President of the United States. Take a picture of your bike with that location and post it on the forum. The trick (there is always a trick) is that you have to post a photo of the presidential items in order from Washington to Obama. For example I have posted a photo of my bike at the "Washington Marina". Once you post your photo write the name of the president in the text section. like this:

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    Feel free to be as obvious or as obscure as you like. I could have posted a photo of the Washington Monument, or even the Masonic Temple. Be creative. To be able to go on to the next president, at least 3 forum people have to "like" the post. Other rules, Washington was easy (the entire town is named for him) so I took it to start the process, once we get 3 likes we can move on to "John Adams" If you have a better photo and the current one doesn't have 3 likes, then by all means make the steal. The White house or other POTUS site that is not specific to any one president will not work. There only needs to be one photo for each president, you don't have to post your own list of presidents, just the next one in order. Multiple presidents in one photo are okay, but you only get credit for the next one. You have to have at least 1 bike in the picture. The picture has to be taken starting today. Also, the name in question doesn't actually have to be "written" in the photo like "Washington" in Washington Marina was. Nicknames are also acceptable. Have fun and remember it's all for fun. We are already winners!
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    So, does the photo have to include both first and last names, or just last? I'm thinking, for example, that since there is no John Adams memorial, the contest may be quite short if we have to find something with "John Adams" in it. On the other hand, the Washington Marina doesn't include "George" in it. If the last name is enough, I'm sure we could find plenty of things around here that had just "Adams" in them.

    And is "could be perceived to represent" broad enough to include things not actually named after a President, but after someone else with the same surname?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    So, does the photo have to include both first and last names, or just last? I'm thinking, for example, that since there is no John Adams memorial, the contest may be quite short if we have to find something with "John Adams" in it. On the other hand, the Washington Marina doesn't include "George" in it. If the last name is enough, I'm sure we could find plenty of things around here that had just "Adams" in them.

    And is "could be perceived to represent" broad enough to include things not actually named after a President, but after someone else with the same surname?
    Last names are okay, First names are a little weak (John probably won't get three likes), obscure first or middle names that can be attributed to the president are fine - "Millhouse, Quincy, Dubbya" it can even be a place that the president is obviously linked to. Chicanery and Obfuscation are encouraged.

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    Love the challenge. Trying to think a couple presidents ahead already to come up with photo opps.

    For the historically challenged: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States

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    Seems like street signs should be off limits.

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    Is this a large group thing or individual?

    So, do I need to go out and find my own "Washington" now or do we all start working on Adams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Seems like street signs should be off limits.
    Fair game, but if not creative enough it may not get 3 likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethpo View Post
    Is this a large group thing or individual?

    So, do I need to go out and find my own "Washington" now or do we all start working on Adams?
    One Team One fight. we now have 3 likes for Washington so go out and find an Adams, or whomever we are on by the time you get a photo linked to the forum.

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    Getting a sufficient number of dislikes might eliminate a post from a thread. Would this not throw a wrench in these matters?

    Bwah ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Getting a sufficient number of dislikes might eliminate a post from a thread. Would this not throw a wrench in these matters?

    Bwah ha ha.
    Good point Dismal, new rule, 3 more likes than dislikes, and once we/ve moved on to the next President, we've moved on. Post an Adams photo and it doesn't matter how many dislikes my Washington gets.

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