Summer camp:

Was great   1 vote - 25 %
Was meh   1 vote - 25 %
Sucked   0 votes - 0 %
Didn't go   0 votes - 0 %
Elitist pig!!   2 votes - 50 %
4 Total Votes
Couldn't by Rogerborg (4.00 / 4) #1 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 03:50:45 AM EST
You could not give a rat's posterior about that, Mr Supergeek.

The only thing that I know about Archie is that it produced my guru, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and this gem:

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

Fixed by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 03:56:46 AM EST
That mistake bugs me too but I actually dropped the leading "like" somehow. Crap about "team-building" deserves sarcasm, not just petty dismissal.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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You stay away from my ass mister! by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 04:26:35 AM EST
Unless by some chance you've morphed into a sexy, available woman...

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Competition: by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 03:57:48 AM EST
I autocross, both years I won the Regional Championship in my class was because over the course of 12-16 events I consistently showed up and I consistently managed to get points (first through fifth place in class are awarded five to one points respectively). In fact, the second year I won, I don't think I ever finished first at any event.

Summer Camp:
Mostly Meh. But there were two times I remember it being better than meh: The first was when a pretty young fellow camper made me her "project" for the summer. The second was when my girl friend at the time was there at the same time I was. Ah! Good times. Good times...

Depending on the scoring system by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 04:10:14 AM EST
I believe NASCAR has plenty of similar examples, where the guy may take the pole and win a race or two, but the usual season winner is one who was consistently in the top5 or top10.

Prep Swimming: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 04:21:24 AM EST
2-3-4 beats 1-5-6 every heat.
That's how you win a match, son, and that's how you keep the egos in check.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Team building? by nightflameblue (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 05:25:52 AM EST
I've always wondered why team building so often devolves into competition.  We'd all be better off if we just followed David Brent's example and played guitar for each other for an hour or two.

RE: Summer Camp

I only went to camp once.  It was right at the end of the period of time my parents were trying to save me from not being a Christian.  No, I wasn't getting in any trouble, I just didn't see the point in going to Church since it was pretty obvious the preachers and teachers wanted me to stay away anyways.  So, they sent me to summer church camp.

And I thought kids were wild outside of church camp.

The girls cabin was right in front of the playground equipment.  It was not uncommon for three or more pairs of breasts to be exposed from cabin windows at any given point during the day.  Intentionally.  They'd open the window, scream, "RIGHT HERE!" and then pop off their shirt and jiggle around.

I was there with a "girl who was my friend" that I had a major crush on but had given up on because she wouldn't let it go anywhere.  So, I started hanging with this little hottay I met at camp.  Suddenly, in the middle of a camp sing-along held in the meeting room, my "girl who was a friend" girl jumped up on her chair, and then threw herself on the girl I'd been hanging out with.  Next thing I know it's teeth, nails and hair flying everywhere.  They beat the ever-loving shit out of each other.

After that I didn't talk to either of them for several days.

And have I mentioned the guy's cabin?  You've never seen a smokier room in your life, no matter how many shitty bars you've been in.  And that was the counsellors' room.  Alcohol everywhere.  And sex happening with snuck in girls about every other room through the course of the night.  Some of them seemed to know who they were visiting, not all of them.

The one thing I learned from going to church camp?  If I ever want to party REALLY hard, I should hang out with a bunch of pious people.

I think you might be a little off there... by greyshade (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 09:47:37 AM EST
If I ever want to party REALLY hard, I hang out with the children of uptight, overbearing, pious people.

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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Funniest part of the whole thing. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 09:50:23 AM EST
I know some of those people to this day.  The most party-hard ones back then?  They're the most uptight and hard-core when it comes to their children now.


But, yeah, you're right.  Until they hit the age of twenty-five or so, the kids of overbearing pious people are rock-hard party folks.  Then they turn into overbearing pious folks and THEY'RE kids get to be the party carriers.

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pious people by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 10:34:16 AM EST
Actually they were the kids of pious people.

Right now some of them are as religious as you are.

Some of them are super religious right now and feel guilty about that summer.

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See other comment. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 11:21:40 AM EST
And as far as I know, I'm the least religious of the group.  I was also the least likely to get in the middle of the party-hard tactics that summer.  I do not fail to see the correlation.

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Winning by Herring (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:39:55 AM EST
See Tour de France Green Jersey (points winner) versus Yellow Jersey (time winner). Nobody has won both since (too lazy to check) Eddy Merckx in 1970.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods