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clockwork
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posted 30 April 2003 01:09 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Thirty-eight vehicles participated in the race last Saturday, battling fiercely for the top prize -- the Mediocre Award, presented to the sculpture that finishes the race right in the middle of the pack.

Mediocrity Trumps in Oddball Race

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Doug
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posted 30 April 2003 01:22 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What a neat event!
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kiowa
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posted 30 April 2003 01:31 PM      Profile for kiowa     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Silly races are a North American phenomenon. I must say, this Canadian "bathtub racer" is bigger than any I've seen down here.


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skdadl
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posted 30 April 2003 01:31 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

I thought this was an especially homey touch:

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They must "carry at all times 1 comforting item of psychological luxury heretofore referred to as the 'Homemade Sock Creature.'" The required item "must be made in a home, from a not-too-recently-worn sock from the home, and resemble a creature homemade from a sock."

No sock creature on board? You get a one-hour penalty.



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clockwork
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posted 30 April 2003 02:05 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was flipping through the rules... this was a nice touch:

In the event of sunshine, the race will run anyway


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