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« on: June 22, 2012, 12:26 »
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http://arcurs.com/2012/06/retouching-more-than-2000-files-in-24-hours/
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Retouching that many images in such a short time is rediculous. I do quite a lot of retouching myself and know for a fact that that would be nearly impossible and the quality would suffer greatly!!!!


« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 12:32 »
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Some of the guys don't look happy though...

« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 13:10 »
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we dont know how much these pics needed retouching, apart from that we are talking about 24 persons and 1 of them worked on over 250 files, which makes 1750 for other 23 (75 pics or 3 pics per hour)

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 13:28 »
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Sounds like a real assembly line factory to have that much content just sitting around waiting for upload.

"I had promised the entire world a site with at least 70,000 images from my collection, but we only had around 68,000 files online."

Like in the other post, I think the interest of the entire world in the number of images on a stock site is being overestimated. ;)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 15:00 by sjlocke »

« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 14:44 »
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Why is Yuri wearing a massive ID badge around his neck ... inside his own studio?

Maybe I should make myself one for when I'm sitting in front of my PC at home. It just looks more 'professional'.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 14:47 by gostwyck »

« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 14:52 »
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Why is Yuri wearing a massive ID badge around his neck ... inside his own studio?

Maybe I should make myself one for when I'm sitting in front of my PC at home. It just looks more 'professional'.
Don't tell me that all these years you haven't been wearing one!?!?!

I get a new one every year. It authorizes me to sit down at my own computer and access all of my own files.

So far nobody ever came by to ask me what I'm doing so I haven't had a chance to show off my massive badge but eventually it will happen, I know it...

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 14:59 »
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Why is Yuri wearing a massive ID badge around his neck ... inside his own studio?

Maybe I should make myself one for when I'm sitting in front of my PC at home. It just looks more 'professional'.

You wouldn't need a mag card if you had a cutting edge biometric retinal scanner access system on the door to your computer room.

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 15:00 »
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the badge does look a litte too much, I dont think Yuri has 24 iMac, if so he would have made a video with all them like the profoto one :D so maybe its just a formality to the owner of that company

maybe this will be also featured on the reality show
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 15:02 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 15:37 »
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Hmm, not sure pressuring people work to 24h would go down too well in Denmark. But no doubt all the trainees are handsomely compensated. And pleased to receive a 24h badge.

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 16:13 »
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Did he make them each work 24 hours straight ?

Isn't it illegal to make someone work more than 16 hours straight ?

Congratulations here have a shiny logo on your id badge. But remember mine is bigger than yours.

I suppose you can just say its a challenge and heaps cool.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 16:18 »
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Did he make them each work 24 hours straight ?
Isn't it illegal to make someone work more than 16 hours straight ?
Depends on the country, I guess.
I sure hope he pays them good overtime and gives them time off in lieu.

« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 16:39 »
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I wrote a play in 24 hours once.  We went in at 10 AM for the theme and criteria and returned it in at 10 the next day.  It was a great exercise!  Of course I was much younger then.  Would have a very difficult time doing it now!

Yuri_Arcurs

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 16:56 »
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Why is Yuri wearing a massive ID badge around his neck ... inside his own studio?

Maybe I should make myself one for when I'm sitting in front of my PC at home. It just looks more 'professional'.

You wouldn't need a mag card if you had a cutting edge biometric retinal scanner access system on the door to your computer room.

HAHAHA! Obviously a must have for any proper computer room!!!!

« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 20:07 »
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 I'll be the one with the lampshade on my head reeking of beer and gin.

Isn't that what makes a great photographer?

« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 20:12 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

(PS Beer and gin, as recommended above, are exactly what I have been drinking tonight, so I guess I must be a great tog!)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 20:15 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2012, 20:15 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

Publicity stunt, why do you think it is in video for all to see?

« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 20:18 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

Publicity stunt, why do you think it is in video for all to see?

No I didn't video my efforts :) ... and Yuri's latest "achievement" is really rather puny by comparison. Any idiot can work for 24 or 48 hours in a stretch if they want to.


« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 20:25 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

Publicity stunt, why do you think it is in video for all to see?

No I didn't video my efforts :) ... and Yuri's latest "achievement" is really rather puny by comparison. Any idiot can work for 24 or 48 hours in a stretch if they want to.

Well here you go again...a jealous rage.  All he did was take that gap and turn it into self benefit.  2000 images short is probably nothing, but promoting that shortfall, and how he has taken steps to solve it is very positive in the public eye, especially for prospective customers. It is a pure, smart branding move.

gillian vann

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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 20:39 »
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Did he make them each work 24 hours straight ?
Isn't it illegal to make someone work more than 16 hours straight ?
Depends on the country, I guess.
I sure hope he pays them good overtime and gives them time off in lieu.
I'm not sure of the IR laws in Sth Africa, but given they have a massive population I'd say they aren't as pro-employee as they are here in Australia. As a business owner I'd also say that when you launch a business it's just work work work and more work, the concept of "overtime" is redundant. Being part of his launch would have been amazing and I'd say all of the retouchers were keen on the 24hr challenge just to be a part of something bigger than them.

« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 20:39 »
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"It is a pure, smart branding move."

I'm not sure promoting that tired, bleary eyed interns rushing through hundreds of images is that great a way to attract buyers...

« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2012, 20:43 »
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"It is a pure, smart branding move."

I'm not sure promoting that tired, bleary eyed interns rushing through hundreds of images is that great a way to attract buyers...

Oh Sean....it shows a lot more than that...and if I have to explain it to someone of your experience and stature, it's a lost cause.

Very smart move by Yuri from a branding standpoint, a customer commitment perspective, and the message that he is there to serve them and will do anything to meet their needs (insert video).  That is some simple sh_t....,showing customer commitment and honesty and the breadth he will go to for his customers....called branding....if you can't get that...ohy vey!!
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 20:54 by Mantis »


« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2012, 21:01 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

Publicity stunt, why do you think it is in video for all to see?

No I didn't video my efforts :) ... and Yuri's latest "achievement" is really rather puny by comparison. Any idiot can work for 24 or 48 hours in a stretch if they want to.

Well here you go again...a jealous rage.  All he did was take that gap and turn it into self benefit.  2000 images short is probably nothing, but promoting that shortfall, and how he has taken steps to solve it is very positive in the public eye, especially for prospective customers. It is a pure, smart branding move.

Lol... here you go again with mindless adulation. Don't let me put anything your superhero does into perspective... no I'm sure you won't.

« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2012, 21:02 »
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I once worked from 8am on Sunday to 4am on Thursday without a break but I can't recommend it ... and if I attempted it at 57 instead of 27 I would almost certainly be dead by the end.

But Yuri's effort was for nothing more important than to arrive at an arbitrary figure of approved files? That sounds a bit daft to me.

Publicity stunt, why do you think it is in video for all to see?

No I didn't video my efforts :) ... and Yuri's latest "achievement" is really rather puny by comparison. Any idiot can work for 24 or 48 hours in a stretch if they want to.

Well here you go again...a jealous rage.  All he did was take that gap and turn it into self benefit.  2000 images short is probably nothing, but promoting that shortfall, and how he has taken steps to solve it is very positive in the public eye, especially for prospective customers. It is a pure, smart branding move.

Lol... here you go again with mindless adulation. Don't let me put anything your superhero does into perspective... no I'm sure you won't.

You crack me up, Paul, but you are simply either jealous or don't understand branding.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 21:04 by Mantis »

« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2012, 21:06 »
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I'm glad to oblige.

And since you know who I am and that I shoot food and travel not Yuri's stuff, why do you imagine that I am consumed with jealousy rather than simply making straighforward observations on reality?

« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2012, 21:10 »
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I'm glad to oblige.

And since you know who I am and that I shoot food and travel not Yuri's stuff, why do you imagine that I am consumed with jealousy rather than simply making straighforward observations on reality?

Honestly I don't know what you shoot.  That's the truth.  I don't have time to scrub people's ports and I also don't feel it is appropriate for me to make ANY comment based on that port.  I am merely speaking about the video and your comments, nothing else. Yet you TRY to make it a port argument.  Not true.  Relax.

« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 21:24 »
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I'm glad to oblige.

And since you know who I am and that I shoot food and travel not Yuri's stuff, why do you imagine that I am consumed with jealousy rather than simply making straighforward observations on reality?

Honestly I don't know what you shoot.  That's the truth.  I don't have time to scrub people's ports and I also don't feel it is appropriate for me to make ANY comment based on that port.  I am merely speaking about the video and your comments, nothing else. Yet you TRY to make it a port argument.  Not true.  Relax.

I sent you a PM that may explain why I am less than impressed with the guru. It's not appropriate to put it here


« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2012, 21:29 »
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I'm glad to oblige.

And since you know who I am and that I shoot food and travel not Yuri's stuff, why do you imagine that I am consumed with jealousy rather than simply making straighforward observations on reality?

Honestly I don't know what you shoot.  That's the truth.  I don't have time to scrub people's ports and I also don't feel it is appropriate for me to make ANY comment based on that port.  I am merely speaking about the video and your comments, nothing else. Yet you TRY to make it a port argument.  Not true.  Relax.

I sent you a PM that may explain why I am less than impressed with the guru. It's not appropriate to put it here
No prob.

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2012, 03:05 »
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Guys. You are so angry! Relax! It's only a forum post.

« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2012, 05:07 »
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If I had retouch photos for 24 hours, I'd end up like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.  Is the quality of work as good towards the end of that time?  I would of temporarily adjusted the images counter and hoped nobody noticed.  I've never done a work related all-nighter, not my idea of a fun time.  My former boss tried it once but he used alcohol to keep us going instead of coffee and it was a disaster.

« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2012, 05:18 »
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Guys. You are so angry! Relax! It's only a forum post.

quite agreed.

Wim

« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2012, 05:25 »
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If I had retouch photos for 24 hours, I'd end up like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.  Is the quality of work as good towards the end of that time?  I would of temporarily adjusted the images counter and hoped nobody noticed.  I've never done a work related all-nighter, not my idea of a fun time.  My former boss tried it once but he used alcohol to keep us going instead of coffee and it was a disaster.

lol!

I do a fair bit of retouching every day myself but a 24h marathon, ouch!
Yuri probably kept them alert by playing some CS in between sessions.

« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2012, 05:36 »
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Yep. CS. CS5 - to be honest ;-)

« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2012, 06:04 »
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Guys. You are so angry! Relax! It's only a forum post.

I feel so much better now LOL

« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2012, 07:26 »
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I would have done a batch process for the whole thing and taken a nap...

Wim

« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2012, 08:32 »
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nm
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 03:12 by Wim »

« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2012, 17:50 »
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Guys. You are so angry! Relax! It's only a forum post.

I am not angry at all.  I was just posting my opinion.  So Baldricktrousers and I disagree...what's the big deal? That's what makes the forums interesting, informative, and fun.


« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2012, 23:04 »
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Everybody is freaking out over this. Seriously??? The top retouchers only edited 250 images in an ENTIRE 24 hr day. LMAO !!!! That's like 3 hours worth of work. I sure hope they weren't compensated much .. I'd be like you're fired ... you're fired .. hey you hiding behind the water cooler .. ummm yeah you're fired too.

« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2012, 16:40 »
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pure marketing no doubt about that

« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2012, 16:49 »
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pure marketing no doubt about that

Totally agree.

grafix04

« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2012, 08:17 »
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Yuri threads are always entertaining to read  ;D

Did 'the entire world' care that he was short 2000 images?  Doubtful.  Would it have made a difference if he had retouched the 2000 images over the next two weeks rather than over 24 hours?  Doubtful.  Was it a good marketing stunt to spotlight his site's retouching services?  Bingo.

He's the man, he knows what he's doing  ;)
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 08:18 by grafix04 »

Poncke

« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2012, 08:43 »
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Hahaha, love this one in the comments:

Quote
MrL
June 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

You dont have any street smart in your team? The obvious short term solution would be to modify the 68325″ number from the message; I bet it would not take too many lines of code to add a constant (2000) to the real number returned by the query. No one will start counting your images and you could add those images in a couple of days anyway!

What is the plan how much time will it take to break even? So many people on your payroll must seriously dent your finances!


And whatever happened to get it right in camera !! LOLOL  8)

« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2012, 05:01 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing

ShadySue

« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2012, 10:40 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing

Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.

« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2012, 11:21 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing


Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.


I'm pretty sure it was optional and it looks like it was a 'good time'
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I am still amazed by the fact that 24 retouchers took up the challenge and worked for 24h+ to help make the promise come true, and I am grateful to each and every one of them. It is amazing working with people who take so much pride in their job and who are willing to go that extra mile it sometimes takes to get to the finish line.

http://arcurs.com/2012/06/retouching-more-than-2000-files-in-24-hours/

« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2012, 07:35 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing


Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.


I'm pretty sure it was optional and it looks like it was a 'good time'
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I am still amazed by the fact that 24 retouchers took up the challenge and worked for 24h+ to help make the promise come true, and I am grateful to each and every one of them. It is amazing working with people who take so much pride in their job and who are willing to go that extra mile it sometimes takes to get to the finish line.

http://arcurs.com/2012/06/retouching-more-than-2000-files-in-24-hours/


Staring at Photoshop for 24 hours is never going to be a 'good time' and 'asking' employees to work for that length of time is why most civilised countries have labour laws.

This is digital sweatshopping for the 21st century.

We complain all the time about how badly corporations treat us, but seem to offer a free pass when one of our own starts to act in a similar way. Not good.

ShadySue

« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2012, 15:31 »
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Staring at Photoshop for 24 hours is never going to be a 'good time' and 'asking' employees to work for that length of time is why most civilised countries have labour laws.
This is digital sweatshopping for the 21st century.
We complain all the time about how badly corporations treat us, but seem to offer a free pass when one of our own starts to act in a similar way. Not good.
I'm pretty sure this is why he chose to set up operations in RSA.
I've sometimes been pretty h*cked off with the petty sniping against Yuri in this forum, but this has lowered him greatly in my eyes. Not that he will lose a wink of sleep over what I might think.


« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2012, 18:32 »
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Wasn't it worth it to keep the entire planet from being disappointed?

« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2012, 20:16 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing

Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.

I wish I had some minions. The lawn needs to be mown.  That's right I am the minion :(

« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2012, 20:38 »
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Wasn't it worth it to keep the entire planet from being disappointed?
He is competing with Obamacare, Sean.

ShadySue

« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2012, 06:27 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing

Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.
I'm pretty sure it was optional and it looks like it was a 'good time'
Hmmm, 'optional' when you're in a new job and in an area of high unemployment?
That video didn't make it look anything remotely like a 'good time'. They were drinking coffee out of paper cups - puh-leeeeze  ;)
Would they put in a marketing video an unhappy employee  who said, "Why am I paying for Yuri's bad arithmetic? I should be with my spouse/partner/baby/dying mother/at the pub ..."?

« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2012, 18:11 »
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Agreed, he knows the paths he could have taken.

Great marketing

Hmmm. "I made a mistake so I made my minions work overnight".
Some buyers won't like that.
I'm pretty sure it was optional and it looks like it was a 'good time'
Hmmm, 'optional' when you're in a new job and in an area of high unemployment?
That video didn't make it look anything remotely like a 'good time'. They were drinking coffee out of paper cups - puh-leeeeze  ;)
Would they put in a marketing video an unhappy employee  who said, "Why am I paying for Yuri's bad arithmetic? I should be with my spouse/partner/baby/dying mother/at the pub ..."?

Nobody would have done it then by using your logic.  I agree with Leaf...it looked like a fun time with a challenging goal.

OM

« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2012, 18:40 »
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Wasn't it worth it to keep the entire planet from being disappointed?

 ;D


 

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