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Brown Domination of the World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POSTED BY: BADGERSHAT
UPDATED: Thursday, May 6, 2004 11:00
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:22 AM

BADGERSHAT


After going through the various threads posted over the last weeks, and reading the homelands of some of the various responders (sp?), I have determined that the Browncoats are EVERYWHERE across the globe, and, as such, are a force to be reckoned with (this means YOU, Fox!).

Our global domination is at hand! Rejoice, for no power in the verse can stop us!

I say, we form our own nation, registered with the U.N.--we can call it Brownica, or Shinia or somesuch, with our own currency and flag and everything.

I hereby nominate myself as Predident (and, if Astriana wises up and leaves her husband, I nominate HER as First Lady... )

All in favor, please raise your middle finger in a salute to Fox...



Thank you, thank you. Yes, this is a huge responsibility I'll be taking on, but The Hat is willing, able, and ready.

Next, I'll get started on our Constitution...


--The Hat

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:37 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by BadgersHat:
I hereby nominate myself as Predident (and, if Astriana wises up and leaves her husband, I nominate HER as First Lady... )


I have no problem with you Predidency

But, what do people think about myself becoming the Prime Minister.

We could possibly get some land in the Canadian North. Got loads of it up there

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:40 AM

MCFLY


Sounds good!

As long as we don't have to pay taxes in 'Brownica'...

Oh and by the way, seeing as firefly is all about being against governments in general, doesn't nominating yourself as president make you the bad guy???

I'm confused.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:40 AM

HOTPOINT


Quote:

Originally posted by BadgersHat:
I say, we form our own nation, registered with the U.N.--we can call it Brownica, or Shinia or somesuch, with our own currency and flag and everything.




Okay any predictions how long "Brownica" would last until the border regions secede?




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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:51 AM

STIZO


You can be the president but I'm still the High King and Tyrant.

And it is, it is a glorious thing to be the Browncoat King!
For I am a Browncoat King...


...and yes, I know I'm crazy...

Vivan los Browncoats!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:56 AM

GUNRUNNER


Can I be the Sectary of War? errr Defense no, no ‘war’ that sounds better.

I think our 1st governmental act should be to declare war of Fox so anything we do to destroy the corporation is nice and legal.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:03 AM

BADGERSHAT


Quote:

Originally posted by McFly:
Sounds good!

As long as we don't have to pay taxes in 'Brownica'...

Oh and by the way, seeing as firefly is all about being against governments in general, doesn't nominating yourself as president make you the bad guy???

I'm confused.

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Well, of course there's taxes, but they're payable in the form of beer, chocolate bars, and Cuban Cigars.

And Firefly isn't about being against all governments, just crappy ones like the Alliance or Fox... so no, I'm not the bad guy (unless you mean "Bad Ass Dude" in which case, yes, I am!).

--The Hat

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:24 AM

MCFLY


Mmmmmm... chocolate bars...
That's a tax I can get on board with!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:25 AM

NERVOUSPETE


Apart from the 'More Firefly Tax', where we contribute a portion of hard earned money to get more Firefly filmed, and other great and worthy TV shows and films.

All unemployed will be paid as extras in exciting crowd scenes in Firefly, or breed horses and tend prarie scrub lands.

Free health care will be provided by stealing, stocking and utilising the medical building featured in 'Ariel', and then train new doctors by getting them to carefully watch Simon's techniques in subsequent episodes.

There will be no military, but we shall all own a gun or two - apart from Kaylee types. Due to the nation having a high IQ through watching intelligent television shows, and eschewing the gun happy stupidity of more feeble TV shows, we shall be essentially peacefull unless invaded by a neighbouring state - like the evil 'Ugogirl' (*) run by the dictator Winfrey and her chat show and reality TV hoardes.

Business subsidies will be given to people who can speak Chinese as a second/first (+ English) language, but also to people who can field smart quips or look adorably dim witted.

Cabinet meetings will be held in an exact duplicate of the Serenity's dining room. Indeed, a full replica of The Serenity will be located upon a lovely hill with a calm and serene lake nearby... where we can drown visiting Fox executives sueing for peace. And their lawyers.

Whedon will be given a lovely ranch, a fine old typewriter and a bottle of whiskey. Further awards decided by what we can steal using lovable roguish thief squads from Rupert Murdoch's house. A beautiful Willow type perky, intelligent companion may be awarded him; depending on whether she chooses him or not.

I shall be the Minister/Secretary for Culture and Propaganda.

Any more ideas, self-nominations? I predict this will be a cracking thread! Well done Badgershat! Or should I say, "All hail!"?

Pete

(*) 'Onion' joke. See 'Twelfth Circle' compendium.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:25 AM

MCFLY


and beer for that matter... where are my priorities?!?!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:52 AM

BADGERSHAT


Quote:

Originally posted by NervousPete:
.... Any more ideas, self-nominations? I predict this will be a cracking thread! Well done Badgershat! Or should I say, "All hail!"?

Pete



Why, thank you kind sir! But, we will indeed have to have an army. I predict we will be invaded on a regular basis, since we will be the only nation on earth with a full schedule of intelligent television programming.

Oh, I also decree that there shall be ONE and ONLY ONE television station. Only one will be needed, because, since all Brownians are highly intelligent, we'll all want to watch the same shows together. All the other nations will be jealous, and will try to capture our Program Director (by the way, I nominate fellow Browncoat Zoid for this coveted position).

A fellow soon-to-be Brownian, Static, is, I believe, currently serving oversees (or am I mistaken?). I hereby appoint Static to be Commander In Chief of Brownia's military forces--since he's already got the experience, and knows firsthand what a war is like, I think he'll be brilliant in keeping Brownia from ever firing a shot in anger.

Any others?



--The Hat

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:03 PM

GUNHAND


I'm in, as long as I get to be in charge of the cavalry and 'accidental requisitioning' of things from neighboring yet annoying lands on our borders.

These are things I'm good at. I even know how to whistle old cavalry songs whistfully.

"Pain is scary..."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:04 PM

MCFLY


Well, as far as economy is concerned... we could always become the world leader in holographic tavern accessories. Not to mention producers of many other shiny firefly technologies.

What can I say... I'm a geek.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:33 PM

JERSEYBROWNCOAT


Quote:

NervousPete wrote:

Any more ideas, self-nominations? I predict this will be a cracking thread! Well done Badgershat! Or should I say, "All hail!"?

Pete



I'll join in the "All hail!" with two more stipulations. Firstly, I'm wondering if we can arrange the positioning of the Serenity replica so that the cargo bay empties out into said aforementioned lake. Joss apparently did want this to happen at some point in the show, and frankly, with the replica on top of a hill, I see nothing but good times to be had.

Secondly, and this may seem a bit out of turn, but there was a mention of taxes being payable in beer... I guess what I'm trying to say is...could I be a government employee? Of the collector sort?

Yep. Got it all worked out.

So where we figure to pick out this little corner of some and where?

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:54 PM

NERVOUSPETE


Footage presented in enderingly comical scratchy-jumpy stock from foreign news-service.

1930's English newsreel style narrator voice - Narrator: "...Rumsfeld said that most of the pickle harvest was saved. Meanwhile, abroad in Brownonia, The Glorious Leader Announces A New Golden Age of Television Viewing!"

"Fellow Browncoats, a new day is upon us. A day when no man nor woman can frown upon the fruits of television. A day when cromulent television embiggens the soul. The future is bright, the future is shiny!"

Narrator voice: "All-Shiny Badgershat waved to the adoring crowds as he travelled through the square on his motorised penny farthing. Several babies were blessed at the event, and it has been reported that Adam Baldwin guest-starred at the buffet table. Minister for Culture Nervous Pete had further instruction on this happy day..."

Me, stood upon a huge wooden podium, possibly filmed by Leni Riefenstal. "To celebrate this noble first day of our great and good land, I hereby list the television shows airing tonight from six o'clock. Be there or be in that internment camp over there."

Narrator: "The wise man then listed the television shows..."

Me: "At six o'clock we open with 'Father Ted', an endering comedy about strange and surreal Catholic priests. At half past six we have a classic episode of Bilko. At seven we have an episode of 'The Prisoner'. At a quarter to eight there is the news followed by our national anthem. At eight o'clock we have the first in a re-run pre-emptive to the all new Firefly episodes. (*Sigh*) At nine there is a chance to see the pilot for the only genuinely good teen drama ever, 'My So Called Life' followed by the Brit cold-war vampire thriller 'Ultraviolet'. Then at eleven there is the film 'Serenity' followed by a two hour compendium of Dangermouse. The news and the national anthem follow at three o'clock."

Narrator: "Then the Minister Gunhand joined Nervous Pete on the podium with the All-Shiny, and asked everyone to rise for the national anthem..."

All: "Take my love..."

Sergei Eisenstein montage of men looking steely, women joyous, children looking proud, an old man weeps for the fruition of his dreams. Several montage shots of steel pistons and combine harvesters. A squadron of Firefly spaceships fly over the crowd. Children present flowers to party officials and the All-Father bounces a baby on his shoulder to the warm laughter of all. All is well in the land. Across the square, a ring of bodyguards protect Joss Whedon from adoring crowds as he gets his free run of the wine and second-hand book shops.

(Perhaps more to come later, from me and others)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:58 PM

TEELABROWN


Okay, no one's called Empress, so I'm now Empress Teela.

I'm decreeing that no one can call God/Goddess/Other Entity. THIS MEANS YOU!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 1:45 PM

MALICIOUS


Oo-oh! Can I run the bank? Huh? Huh? Can I? I will guard the beer, chocolate and other taxes collected with my very life! Really, I will! I have 13 years of bankin' experience, but that's just with paper and plastic.

Mal-licious

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 1:49 PM

BADGERSHAT


... sniff.... it's so beautiful... my dream, my wonderful dream...


I thank you, my dearest friends, for your kind words. I had no clue any of you would have such strong ideas for a Firetopia...

As for where we live... we start off in the beautiful Carribbean, then expand outward in concentric circles, until the entire planet is wearing a brown coat!

And as far as Gods/Goddesses/etc... well, there really is only ONE Supreme Being, and His name is Joss...

Oh, and since this is MY idea, *I* am the one to guard the beer, the chocolate, and the cigars...

... muuahahahahaha!!!

--The Hat

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 1:59 PM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


The IMPORTANT thing is that we are independent but united. If we are all under one rule, wouldn't that be kind of against the Browncoat philosophy? But i do think have a president type would be a good idea.

I call Vice President in charge of Production! (I've always thought that to be a shiny title! )

Maybe we should name it something like Shadow (Mal's home) or Serenity or something like that, but as a people we will be known as the Browncoats, like New Zealander's are called Kiwis. We will be known for saying shiny just like Canadian's are known for eh? (i'm not sure if thats actually true, so i'm sorry if it isn't, but its what i've heard)

I'm liking how this is turning out!




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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:08 PM

TALLGRRL


No taxes? Then how will we pay for services and such?
Will there be schools? Roads? Garbage pick-up? Parcel delivery?
If so, who will do it and will they do it for free?
Would you?


"Take me, sir. Take me hard."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:14 PM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by BadgersHat:
Oh, I also decree that there shall be ONE and ONLY ONE television station. Only one will be needed, because, since all Brownians are highly intelligent, we'll all want to watch the same shows together.


Mmmmm, no. Because we are all (with few exceptions) intellegent, interests will vary and we will not all want to watch the same shows. Personally, I wouldn't want to wrestle for the remote with Static, he being a military man and all

May I recommend just a ban on reality shows and the like?

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:17 PM

GUNHAND


If we're gonna be out on a Caribbean island then how am I going to be able to pull off cunning cavalry rai...Umm I mean peaceful military parades through the surrounding lands?

Who am I kidding, I wanna raid something.

NervousPete, seeing as how you're minister for culture and whatnot I would also ask that you make sure that we have a goodly supply of Cuban cigars. Dashing cavalry rai...umm military parade leaders need cigars. Oh and a hat. I need a very fine hat as well. Not as nice as Badgershat, but fine enough. Maybe something with a feather.

Or something.

"Pain is scary..."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:24 PM

SHINY


You have my vote as long as I get to be Minister of Companion..."Health Certification"

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 3:49 PM

ZOID



Badger's_HAT wrote:
Quote:

All the other nations will be jealous, and will try to capture our Program Director (by the way, I nominate fellow Browncoat Zoid for this coveted position).


My Fellow Browncoats:

While I am most sincerely humbled by The Hat's nomination, I feel I must -- in all good conscience -- decline. I'm not qualified to hold this lofty position; and with only your best interests in mind, I humbly implore you to find someone wiser to entrust your entertainments to. (See Fox programming cabal? Wasn't that easy? Okay, now y'all try it!)

I must simply say, "If drafted I will not run, if elected I will not serve."

If, however, you hold me in esteem in any wise, you might simply let me sweep up at night, after the bar in that Serenity-on-a-hill closes. And maybe the band would leave their amps turned on, sit around a table with too many empties on it, and play a couple ballads...

While the barkeep clears the taps, the waitresses rub their feet, and the bouncer mops the blood from the doorstep...


Respectfully,

zoid
P.S.
Please don't refer to 'The Hat' as "Badgershat'; it makes him spew beverage nasally. ;)
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 4:18 PM

TEELABROWN


Quote:

Maybe we should name it something like Shadow (Mal's home) or Serenity or something like that, but as a people we will be known as the Browncoats, like New Zealander's are called Kiwis. We will be known for saying shiny just like Canadian's are known for eh? (i'm not sure if thats actually true, so i'm sorry if it isn't, but its what i've heard)


I second the name being "Shadow"!

I don't know about eh?, but it sounds cool.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 4:18 PM

GUNHAND


Yeah it does look pretty funny...which is why I spelled it like that. Juvenile pranks and all that.

I humbly beg Jefe Hat's forgiveness.

"Pain is scary..."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:04 PM

ZOID


Gunhand:

I will second our Chief Executive's title of "Jefé", in lieu of President (which carries negative connotations, as in 'President Jacque Chirac'). One could say, "Hey, Jefé, you hat's really boss... Boss, er, Jefé!

And how about we come up with our own Internet acronym, similar to LOL or LMFAO?

BSBN = Browncoat Spews Beverage Nasally



Respectfully,

zoid

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:38 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


*note - haven't read entire thread yet, too excited to jump in already, so forgive anything that contradicts or repeats something already stated*

This is a fertile land and we shall thrive! ;)

Oh, and in addition to Firefly, we could have a Mystery Science Theater 3000 24 hour a day channel! Of course we need more than one channel, there are too many intelligent shows that have been cancelled, and think of all the ones that haven't even been created yet! Our land will be a haven for intelligent television creators!

Hmm... guess I should nominate myself for some position or other. hmm... I know! Minister of Videogames! ;)

~AFf

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:41 PM

GUNHAND


Seconded and closed! That's democracy in action kids.

Although Zoid of course has the properly accented spelling of it, something I just can't do anymore on my computer. When I try to switch keyboard modes it flips to Russian...long story.

So all hail Jefé! And his very fine hat!

(see I can copy and paste though, cunning huh?)



BSBN...hmmm sounds kinda kinky. Therefore, I of course, like it.

"Pain is scary..."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:02 PM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


ok, read it all now and jumping in with more new ideas.

The strawberry will be the national fruit.

There will be a real life Serenity Saloon, in another model of Serenity.

We will send airplanes around the world to drop emergency supplies to the starving ... for intelligent programming. Each kit comes with a full DVD set of firefly season 1. Also included is an invitation to move to Brownlandia (tentative name), and get a free plot of land. (Hey, it's imaginary, we can have unlimited land.)

Oh, we should get some name suggestions before settling on anything in a poll. Ideas : Serenity, The Verse, Whedonia, Shadow, Persephone, Triumph, oh.. and here's a good one : Efyoufoxwegotourownnationandweshowwhatevergorramshowwewantto! Could be shortened to efyoufox, though ;)

~Another Firefly fan

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:06 PM

MISTRESSOFUSELESSKNOWLEDGE


I usually am a dyed-in-the-wool lurker, but this thread made me just have to write in. The name of the country for us Browncoats is obvious - THIS LAND!!!

(Well, at least I thought it was funny. My hubby just gave me one of those looks when I said it to him.)

Just let me know where and when - I will bring cookies that will make the other nations of the world even more envious of us!

Mistress of Useless Knowledge

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:44 PM

GUNHAND


I'm definately thinking we should name this land, This Land too.

We'll need someone to volunteer to run the lifesize plastic dinosaur zoo too!



"Pain is scary..."

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 6:06 AM

BADGERSHAT


Awwww...... you guys..... you're all so sweet, giving me a new name and everything!

I'm glad you all like this idea, although I think some of you *coughgunhandcough* perhaps might be a little... um... enthusiastic...

To my most stalwart supporter, Zoid:
I respect your wishes, and, although I wish you'd take on a larger role in our Browtopian Society, I will not insist... just don't be a stranger...

And I hereby decree that our nation shall be named "This Land," located on the island of Brownica in the Northern Hemisphere. And our national anthem shall be heard nightly (sans overdubbed spaceship effects). And it shall be good, and true, and all shall be made jealous of our nation.

We shall have a grand army, not to fight, but to look dashing in brown uniforms (although no two uniforms need be quite the same). Our language shall be based on English, with a mixture of Mandarin Chinese, and a whole lotta slang.

Our main national export will be smuggling and passengering (which is hereby now delcared an official Browncoat vocabulary word).

We shall have one MAIN television channel, upon which all things Whedon and Whedon-related shall play. We shall also have a national radio station, which will carry only intelligent programming (as decided by true democratic majority, unlike a Presidential election I could mention).

There will be other stations, both television and radio, which will be limited only by the amount of intelligent and quality programming available. Shows such as "Survivor," "The Swan," and "American Idol" shall be banned. Airing of these programs and their ilk shall be severely punished--violators shall be strapped into a metal chair, eyelids taped open, and forced to watch an endless loop of "Battlefield Earth."



--The Hat/Jefé

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 7:23 AM

ANOTHERFIREFLYFAN


>>Shows such as "Survivor," "The Swan," and "American Idol" shall be banned. Airing of these programs and their ilk shall be severely punished<<

With the exception of an airing of them with MST3K overdub! ;)

In fact, we'll devote one channel to showing normal programming generally found around the USA, but all MSTed!

Since our nation is small yet, I say instead of a congressional representative, every coat gets a vote. (Hey, that sounds like a good slogan! "Every Coat gets a Vote") You can choose to abstain, of course. Voting can be done online, so you don't need to travel to the Hill.

There will be no crime in This Land, because only Browncoats are allowed citizenship, and Browncoats are the nicest, goodest bunch of people in the world.

~AFf



Keep flying

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 8:48 AM

KNIBBLET


I'm looking forward to living in This Land.

I'm anticipating every glorious morning spent sipping my coffee and rustling ... errr, rescuing and recovering the cattle from the occupants of nearby annoying lands.

I will accept the duties and responsibilities of "Imports Inspection Boss". It won't be easy but trust me, my fellow Browncoats. No shipment of chocolate or Cuban Cigars will go untested.

I'm gonna like "This land". Ohhhh, I want a nice .9mm or two. They're a sweet lil weapon for a sweet lil gal like me.

"Just keep walkin, preacher man."

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 9:45 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


I'll salute 'em, doesn't mean I'll capitalize 'em.

fox

double action Colt 357, please.

We have art so as not to die of truth ~ Neitzsche
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Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:14 AM

KUGELBLITZ


OK, I want to the Minister of Culture, Swordfightin' and Shindigs, or at least get invited to 'em. Second or third the fancy hat notion too.

"We are exporting democracy because we have all of this unused democracy lying around at home. Why not make some money doing it?"

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:20 AM

MAUGWAI


Hat, Anyone who snorts nose onto his computer screen as often as you do can certainly make the laws in my country. Can we make cheese our main export?



"Dear diary, today I was pompous and my sister was crazy."

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:21 AM

DELIA


Oh, can I have a job, too? I'd love to be whatever the This Land equivilant of the Librarian of Congress is. Maybe Minster of Shiny Words?

This is such a fun thread! Thanks to our fearless leader, the Hat, for starting it. And let me know when I can move in -- Firefly AND 2 hour Dangermouse retrospectives. I'm there!

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 11:15 AM

GUNHAND


But Jefé, enthusiastic is a good thing, especially when it comes to cattle raids.

Plus there is a precedent, my ancestors actually got "deported to the colonies for brigandage" so see it's sorta a family tradition. Well if you're Scottish.

Oh and I promise not to wear my kilt with my browns except on formal state occasions.

Hmm, browns...I think I know what sort of ususpecting vehicle we can comandeer to use to go lootin...I mean shopping. In fact, I have a cunning plan m'lord. Mwuhahahahaha.




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around playing art critic till I get pinched by
the Man, how's about we move away from this
eerie-ass piece of work and get on with our
increasingly eerie-ass day, how's that?"

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:14 PM

NIGHTTRAIN


Quote:

Can we make cheese our main export?


No our main export should be little geisha dolls with heads that wobble. PEOPLE LOVE THOSE!!

"You gone got yourself lookin' mighty hideous" ~Jayne

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:21 PM

BADGERSHAT


A, a fellow Highlander, huh? I'm part, myself, so if you want to wear a kilt, go right ahead!

I'd like to add the claymore to the acceptable list of weapons, if no one objects (I know Gunhand will go for it).

Anyone who wants to run the Library, please feel free. I know it'll be in shiny hands.

I also would like to announce the creation of the Ministry of Media. Since we'll have the finest of the fine people, and the most beautific lands in the world, we can expect hordes of movie studios flocking to our borders, to make movies here (Hollywood will become SOOOO outdated...).

So, anyone want to help run this department?

--The Hat/Jefé

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:38 PM

GUNHAND


Claymore is a fine weapon, good for cermonies and scaring the bejeezus out of people that don't know a lot about swords, but for my part I'd rather have a nice basket hilted broadsword if I actually need to use a sword. Actually I do have one. But we'll leave that up to the Minister of Duels on which should be used for whatever circumstances.

But if our peaceful Land gets invaded I'm going to have to fall back on my trusty .357s. Picked that calliber out especiallike because I can use the same rounds in both my rifle and pistol. Pretty cunning huh?

Yep, Scots on my mom's side, my great-grandma used to make Haggis from scratch too. Pride and all withstanding, I vote that we do NOT make Haggis the offical National dish of This Land.

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around playing art critic till I get pinched by
the Man, how's about we move away from this
eerie-ass piece of work and get on with our
increasingly eerie-ass day, how's that?"

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 1:26 PM

ZOID


El Magnifico Jefé, BadgersHat:
Quote:

To my most stalwart supporter, Zoid:
I respect your wishes, and, although I wish you'd take on a larger role in our Browtopian Society, I will not insist... just don't be a stranger...



While I've got no interest in political office (Utopian or otherwise), I will most certainly load up the family on the earliest departing converted freighter and brave Reaver country to resettle in that land, er, ThisLand. It definitely sounds like the kind of place I want to live; but I'll leave runnin' stuff to y'all, while I "view things in the light of mild philosophy", as one of my heroes once said. I'm just lookin' to be, to just keep flyin' a little farther out, away from the reach of the long arm of the Alliance.

But be a stranger? Not a chance. After all -- in lyrical proof of JW's omniscience -- now that we've found Serenity, where else can any of us be?

If I may make a nomination for an important post, though? Since we are gonna need a gravity drive for all this livestock and materiel hija... umm, 'reallocation' we're planning on basing our economy on, I'd like to nominate SigmaNunki as the Minister of Science. Perks of the job should include an occasional round trip airfare and first class accommodations to wherever they've got his wife, chained Promethean to a blackboard, scribbling arcane non-Euclidian equations. I feel his pain, even if we disagreed on everything.

And how about a bronze statue of our real world hero flyboy, Static? Hurry home, Static: the girls are waiting, and you've got chores to do... ("Work, work, work")


Respectfully,

zoid
_________________________________________________

(Of River) "Little Sis? I could see big things for her all along. Her and her brother both. I always knew they'd be worth something, y'know?"

- Jayne Cobb, Game Warden and co-proprietor, "Cretaceous Park", Hera; from A Child Shall Lead Them: A History of the Second War of Independence Wilkins, Richard

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 1:58 PM

TEELABROWN


Quote:

Oh, and in addition to Firefly, we could have a Mystery Science Theater 3000 24 hour a day channel!


Empress Teela seconds this idea! She loves MST3k!

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"No one reads these things any way."- Bart on Blackboard

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 2:34 PM

BADGERSHAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Gunhand:
Claymore is a fine weapon, good for cermonies and scaring the bejeezus out of people that don't know a lot about swords, but for my part I'd rather have a nice basket hilted broadsword if I actually need to use a sword. Actually I do have one. But we'll leave that up to the Minister of Duels on which should be used for whatever circumstances.



Not to quibble... but the basket-hilted broadsword IS a claymore... there's two kinds, the military basket hilt, and the @$$ kicker two-handed version.

But I getcha about the .357s...

--The Hat/Jefé

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 2:57 PM

GUNHAND


Well not to quibble back...oh wait that's why the Scots always lost, we always quibbled...

The broadsword I have is a replica of the "Mortuary Sword", most claymores I've seen would be based more off of those nasty Swiss Zweihanders. Never saw a claymore with a basket though.

But who cares we have This Land!

And seeing as how no one will take the Lifesize Plastic Dinosaur Zoo job, I guess I can do that when I'm not off borrowing stuff from the neighbors.

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"Oh hey, I got an idea. Instead of us hanging
around playing art critic till I get pinched by
the Man, how's about we move away from this
eerie-ass piece of work and get on with our
increasingly eerie-ass day, how's that?"

My eerie-ass website:
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Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:34 PM

ZOID



Hey, G'hand:

(zoid inserts tongue 'A' into cheek 'B')

Why not go with real dinos? I know a guy who can get you gen-eng'ed velociraptors at cost, and he swears they're all females. That way you don't have to worry about 'em overbreeding, and then over-foraging the available food supply.

On the other hand, there's a couple guys on Hera who're co-proprietors in a theme park that are looking for a fella or two to help 'em with wrangling some similar livestock, if you're looking for a paying job...

As the one guy is fond of saying, "Wacky fun!"


Respectfully,

zoid
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- Jayne Cobb, Game Warden and co-proprietor, "Cretaceous Park", Hera; from A Child Shall Lead Them: A History of the Second War of Independence Wilkins, Richard

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:18 PM

GUNHAND


Well I'd be all for some real dinos, but the thing is even if we smack them some eventually one of them is gonna eat a tourist.

Aside from the obvious economic hit to the souvineer and tourism industries that opens us up to something as terrifying as the Hands of Blue...

Yep, I'm talkin' about Personal Injury Lawyers.

So I'm thinking we may just want to go with plastic, but if we could find some animatronics guys that could work. Maybe we could even get celebrity sponsorships for the zoo! You know, Mr. Gundy "Wash's Pet Stegasaurus" posters and the like.

Hmmm, we're gonna need a Minister of Swag too I'm thinking.

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"Oh hey, I got an idea. Instead of us hanging
around playing art critic till I get pinched by
the Man, how's about we move away from this
eerie-ass piece of work and get on with our
increasingly eerie-ass day, how's that?"

My eerie-ass website:
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Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:39 PM

ZOID


Gunny:

My personal experience with lawyers has been anything but positive, although I guess it's nice to know that somebody got the money for my trouble. Having said that, I believe we've got a public servant-type lawyer that occasionally posts hereabouts, so I'll not make any sweeping generalizations. Remember, "Generalizations are always false."

Still, I believe you are correct to surmise that it would be a drain on ThisLand's coffers to engage in lengthy court battles. So, what we should probably do with any tourists who were so inconsiderate as to tangle with one of our truly cuddly raptors -- and likewise not gracious enough to die immediately -- is to go ahead and shoot 'em, before they can retain representation. You know, 'Darwin at work' and all that.

Oh, and free tours of the grounds for Fox TV execs...


Pensively,

zoid

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