Laying Down the List - Preliminary Candidates

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Post by Chivalrybean » Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:51 am

Armadillo - A tough shell, but susceptible to crossing roads in New Mexico

Buffalo - If it melds with any flying animal, we will have real buffalo wings.

Giraffe - You know they have got to have a mean streak in them.

Manatee - Oh the huge manatee!!!!!

Slug / Snail - Tough shell, slippery slime, but weak against sea creatures.

Badger - It can multiply: Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger!

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Re: psychic manatees

Post by cammoblammo » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:29 am

bolddeceiver wrote:
StalinSays wrote: So maybe some play on Psirenian?
I'll go for that if we can get a Red Dwarf tie in.

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Re: The List

Post by deflective » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:34 am

looks like this battle might be all about terrain so we'll need a good spectrum across land, sea & air.

squid, sloth, owl, polar bear, hornet (tunneling type), walrus

i'm disappointed that neither penguins or beavers are represented. beaver built remote turrets!

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Re: The List

Post by normsherman » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:31 am

deflective wrote:
i'm disappointed that neither penguins or beavers are represented. beaver built remote turrets!
And penguins...well, Velasquez pretty much says it all there.
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list thoughts

Post by StalinSays » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:36 pm

My personal feeling is that if the list goes further over 50 (its already 52), it starts spiraling out of control. Bad ass animals, such as the Grizzly and the Wolf (and the um... Unicorn), are already completely lost in the pack: why add more to this displaced caste? I think it's just the nature of these kind of lists to see what isn't there first, what is second.

Also, as previously noted, write-in campaigns are completely legal. I'm totaling the list of votes, to feed in to the web page form voting that launches later today, and I'll tabulate the excluded animals' total mentions. If they really are significant enough, they'll be honored over a listed prelim candidate (and dubbed 'the people's champ').

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the count

Post by StalinSays » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:22 pm

So here are the current forum leaders by my count:

The Elite
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Squid - 8
Velociraptor - 7
Tanuki / Raccoon - 6
Hornet / Wasp / Bee - 5

The Likely
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Frog / Toad / Bull Frog - 4
Hyena - 4
Komodo Dragon / Lizard - 4
Manatee / Dugong / Sea Cow - 4
Panda - 4
Armadillo - 4

Striking Distance
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Dolphin / Porpoise - 3
Jellyfish / Man O’ War - 3
Owl - 3
Panther / Leopard / Jaguar / Lynx / Puma - 3
Platypus - 3
Shark - 3
Sloth - 3
Slug / Snail - 3
Spider / Tarantula - 3
Yeti / Sasquatch - 3

In the Mix
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Crow / Raven - 2
Ferret / Weasel - 2
Giraffe - 2
Gorilla / Silverback - 2
Hog / Pig / Hogzilla / Bore - 2
Kangaroo / Wallabee - 2
Locust / Grasshopper - 2
Polar Bear - 2


Also-Ran's
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Baboon - 1
Bison / Buffalo - 1
Bull - 1
Chameleon - 1
Dodo Bird - 1
Moray Eel / Electric Eel - 1
Elephant Seal / Walrus - 1
Killer Whale / Orca - 1
Octopus - 1
Orangutan - 1
Python / Boa / Snake - 1
Rhinoceros - 1
Scorpion - 1
Turtle / Tortoise - 1
Wolverine / Badger - 1

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count - write-in's

Post by StalinSays » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:35 pm

So this is the loose count for write-in's. Since they draw the short end of the stick being off the master list, I afford them the counting advantage of 'by mention.' For the sake of his chances, I'm lumping together Gopher/Lemming. At this venture, he shoots right up in to 'the likely.'

Write-In's
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Gopher / Lemming - 4
Anthrax / Germs - 2
Chigger - 2
Penguin - 2
Blue Jay - 1
Catfish - 1
Michael Vick - 1
Rat - 1

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Post by StalinSays » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:38 pm

It's now a run-off between The Mavericks, Warriors, and Nuggets for that last spot.

I want to believe in the Platypus's chances, but Hillary Clinton polls better with working class families.

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the official link

Post by normsherman » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:55 pm

http://www.bokaier.com/mega-beasts/

This folks is your official form voting location for the rest of the Mega-Beast competition, including the last week of the prelims. It has been fed all forum votes up to this point, and will receive any further forum votes when the final tally is made Sunday.

Don't be weirded by the URL - Bo's PHP page had some bad mojo with the drabblecast's hosting home, so for the sake of convenience, we're running the vote off of his site as a satellite. The Drabblecast.org Mega-Beast page contains the MP3 feed and episode archives for the podcast. Both spots have subscription links.

Voting is limited to once per day, continue your personal campaigns, and also spread the word and send this link to whoever you may meet (who is in to the thought of furry mutants disemboweling each other for sport).
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Monster Rabbit Stalks U.K. Village

Post by strawman » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:16 pm

Monster Rabbit Stalks U.K. Village

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... abbit.html

Another write-in candidate, just cause you gotta have: Mo'Hare

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warming

Post by StalinSays » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:20 pm

God bless global warming for it's contribution to super-sized abominations. Count me as a second for super hare.

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Re: the official link

Post by Goldenrat » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:04 pm

normsherman wrote:http://www.bokaier.com/mega-beasts/

Don't be weirded by the URL
I'm not weirded out by the URL but am weirded out by the reference to "dude cow". WTH is that? Brings back memories of that horrific animated movie The Barnyard in which they had male "cows" complete with udders! The film-makers couldn't grasp basic biology.

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Re: the official link

Post by tbaker2500 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:35 pm

Goldenrat wrote:
normsherman wrote:http://www.bokaier.com/mega-beasts/

Don't be weirded by the URL
I'm not weirded out by the URL but am weirded out by the reference to "dude cow". WTH is that? Brings back memories of that horrific animated movie The Barnyard in which they had male "cows" complete with udders! The film-makers couldn't grasp basic biology.
THANK YOU!!! My gawd what a stupid choice. Let's see... we'll make this movie G-rated by putting bare tits on all the bovines. NO gender confusion at all....
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:04 pm

Huh? Male cows don't have udders? :shock:

Next you'll be telling me that meat comes from dead animals. You crazy Drabblecast people. :D
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Post by normsherman » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:10 pm

I figured they had a vestigial nubbin of some sort. Maybe not udders- but a nubbin. At the very least.
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Post by strawman » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:05 am

Not vestigial nubbins.
Nipples.
Everybody's got nipples.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:54 am

normsherman wrote:I figured they had a vestigial nubbin of some sort. Maybe not udders- but a nubbin. At the very least.
Well, here's a photo. Nubbin's my arse. :-)


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Post by cammoblammo » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:42 am

tbaker2500 wrote:
normsherman wrote:I figured they had a vestigial nubbin of some sort. Maybe not udders- but a nubbin. At the very least.
Well, here's a photo. Nubbin's my arse. :-)


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dude cow

Post by StalinSays » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:23 pm

I'm seeing a port hole for something to open up and peer out of.

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Post by delfedd » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:12 am

OH JEEZE!


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