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Postby Mos » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:08 am

A normal day.

Suddenly, the meeting was interrupted!
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What interrupted the meeting!?

Of course, it was none other than..

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Postby Mos » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:13 am

Many of you are waiting for the patch. While you wait, I will provide you with an inspirational speech.

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU  are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets.  Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry.  Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll  start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted.  But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out?  Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF  you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a  train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored.  there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame!  You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some  times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All  Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never  mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So...
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!
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Postby KillMeStupid » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:23 am

OH NO! NOT ROBOTNIK! HE'S GONNA TURN THE MONKEYS INTO ROBOTS AGAIN!!

This looks like a job for...

GUIDELINE MAN!!

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EDIT: He says "HOLE... SO SEXY!! MHMM!@#!@"

(Edited by KillMeStupid at 8:24 am on July 10, 2002)
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Postby FieryAce » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:34 am

HEY MOS, do u no Dr. Suess???
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Postby Spectere_uplink » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:40 am

LMFAO!!

The funniest part is that I ended up getting a bunch of Sonic games in the past week (the Sonic Action 4-Pack for Windows and Sonic Advance for GBA).

What can I say?  I'm a fanatic.
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Postby Mos » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:53 am

Okay, I'm not sleeping.

I'm not sleeping until the patch is released or my heart explodes.

I'll give regular status updates in this thread.

(Edited by Mos at 8:54 am on July 10, 2002)
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Postby FieryAce » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:55 am

same here
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Postby FieryAce » Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:56 am

Ive been refreshing the browser at the uplink site every min just so i can catch it when it comes out.!!!!
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Postby FISKER Q » Wed Jul 10, 2002 9:02 am

Im just getting a program to do it :P

By the way, Chris i emailed you 2 hours ago or else it was yesterday.

(Edited by FISKER Q at 9:07 am on July 10, 2002)
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Postby TimboSquad » Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:04 am

Yo this is TimboSquad in the chatroom... Just thought I'd check in and see if Chris got his lazy, British ass outta bed yet... :P
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Postby Mos » Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:05 am

Update: 4:03 AM (10:03 UK)

Even caffeine can't help me now. I am feeling cold, tired, and lonely. The lack of patch is killing me. I need it. I also need something with a bigger punch than Coca-Cola.

Paranoia is beginning to set in. Any one of you could secretly be Chris. He's laughing at us, you know? Laughing.

Will update more later.
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Postby FieryAce » Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:09 am

U know if i werent so tired id right some comedy on "Lack of patch"
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Postby KillMeStupid » Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:15 am

Make some more star wars references, it'll keep you warm.
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Postby Mos » Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:00 am

Update: 5:00 AM (11:00 UK)

Morale is low. Lack of sleep is getting to me. The caffeine just isn't helping me out as much as it used to. I crave it, though. I need it. I was about to give up hope. I thought, "IT'S A TRAP!" However, when I spotted Chris on the forum user list, I celebrated. Chris was here. He would bring the patch.

Things are coming to an end.
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Postby There is No Spoon » Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:19 am

Quote: from TimboSquad on 9:04 pm on July 10, 2002[br]Just thought I'd check in and see if Chris got his lazy, British ass outta bed yet... :P
It's Chris's "lazy British ass" that made Uplink, and the accompanying patch, that you so dearly crave.
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