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It's FODOR'S OSCAR Sunday: I Nominate The Following Poster...

It's FODOR'S OSCAR Sunday: I Nominate The Following Poster...

Feb 29th, 2004, 03:14 PM
  #21  
 
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I nominate Ziana for the comedy award! =D>
She always cheers me up and I just love her sense of humour
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Feb 29th, 2004, 03:31 PM
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I thank everyone who has nominated me for whatever.

However, I cannot accept any awards because the fodors europe forum has not done anything to alleviate the suffering of the Native Americans, the African farmer, the oppressed peoples of South Africa, Mexican migrant workers, or Antartic Penguins.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 03:34 PM
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Hmmm... well, I'l accept, and I'll throw a big party, and I'll cook. Anyone have a good recipe for penguin?

Best wishes,

Rex
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Feb 29th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Christina, Underhill and Cigalechanta for info; Ira and Rex for insights; Degas for humor.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 03:53 PM
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A NON-acting, NON-drama award:
Steve James and GAC for straightforward help re Italy.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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I nominate CigaleChanta for best fashion advisor and BookChick for best actress in the dramatic category.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 04:07 PM
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I nominate Russ for "Best German Documentary". His knowledge of Germany and the Rheinland in particular, and his generosity in sharing are both appreciated.

M_Kingdom gets the "Have a Nice Day" award and immediately gets his bundies in an undle and accuses Americans of being overly preoccupied with TV.
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Feb 29th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Rex:

Great SPEACH...the cyberform of speech!

Recipe: I am having a pint of Ben & Jerry's...

Ira: Marvelous!

LOL...10 minutes till show time.
That Red Carpet was something else.

Our Fodor "winners" should get two gold plated round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world!

Enjoy the show!

Oaktown Traveler
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Feb 29th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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As I accept this Oscar [and my Mercedes warms up] I would like to thank all the little people who helped make this possible ... and as I prepare to go the Vanity Fair party for [only] beautiful and rich people, I would like to make gratuious statement about the poor people in Africa.

Okay, time for my democractic fundraiser, have to go.
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Mar 1st, 2004, 03:56 AM
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Leave it to some humorless Brit to think I'm a humorless Brit. I would never use the term "naf" and smart fodorites know how I feel about double posting.

Even though I like bluestar's clever acronym, all I can say is "oh yee(s) of little faith."

The comments on this silly thread remind me of holiday visits home to Ohio where, after decades of visits, all my cousins still look at me and wonder, "is she for real?"

Sitting in their perfectly manicured suburban home, with more than one SUV in the garage, while stuffing their faces with overcooked food and letting their asses get too big for their LazyBoy Loungers, they have the nerve to look at me and judge me the oddball.

I've gone through life pinching myself and asking, "did this really happen to me?" and I have no regrets. I've managed to fulfill more than one dream and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for all the opportunities and the blessings.

I may not have any children or need a man to define me but I have countless other reasons to rejoice and be grateful.

My life may be animated but I assure all you doubters, I'm no cartoon. Just because my life is different than yours doesn't mean it isn't real. And, my experience with travel speaks for itself.

ps Congratulations Charize!





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Mar 1st, 2004, 05:25 AM
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My nominees for "most helpful" awards go to Ben Haines, BTilke, Sheila, and our other European-based friends who unfailingly give on-the-spot and timely answers to perlexing problems. How could we exist without them! Three cheers!
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Mar 1st, 2004, 06:05 AM
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For humor and great sense, my votes to to MaiTaiTom; OliveOyl, Crogue Madame.
For best written passages MaiTaiTom again and Ira.
For shaking things up from boring complacency, M-Kingdom and JonJon.
NYFoodsnob because I'd enjoy meeting her for a grand lunch in the sunshine with lots of good food and wine...and find out what's what.
For best off Fodor's boards, StCirq's what is it called "blog" or Journal on SlowTravel.. BEAUTIFUL piece
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Mar 1st, 2004, 06:17 AM
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Best performance in a drama--Oaktown Traveler herself for that classic thread on the Latin America board.

By the way, to anyone who is interested, I was at the Travel Expo at the Javitts yesterday. Stopped at the Rick Steve's, Time Out,and Fodor's booths.

No, Danny Mangin was not there, but I spoke to a guy by the name of Brad who puffed up and took credit for being a 'part' of this board. Of course he knew none of our red carpet celeb posters by name, thereby leaving me wary of his real connection. Overall, the booth was pretty pathetic. They had a bunch of guides on display (including many Fodor's guides I had never seen in either Borders or BN). Mr. Brad had no explanation for this, but would speak to his superiors. No magnets, packing books, posters, or other giveaways in sight.

The Rick Steve's booth was equally blah. Just a rack with some of his guide books that you could thumb through. Next.

Time Out was selling guide books at 30% discounts. However, none of them were 2004, or even close. Since they are not updated annually, it does not matter, chirped the woman behind the table. Well, it matters to me. I will stick to my up-to-the-minute information provided by the Travel Talks Titans, thank you very much.

Oh, and I nominate Danny Mangin for best editor xxxxoooo.
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Mar 1st, 2004, 06:39 AM
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... and somewhere, someone, long ago, sold us on the idea registration would make it all better! True, the pranksters, merry and funny to a tee, are gone. And we're left with this, laughable, this, lol, this .... the dumbing down of Fodors. Ugh, gt;
 
Mar 1st, 2004, 06:51 AM
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Ira, that is priceless !
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Mar 1st, 2004, 08:28 AM
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I want to thank angel_UK
for nominating me and ...
I... will have to pass comedy award to ira for making me LMAO just now and for his undying love for :
Native Americans, the African farmer, the oppressed peoples of South Africa, Mexican migrant workers, and Antartic Penguins.

May be next year (sigh, crawls back to a hole)

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Mar 1st, 2004, 08:38 AM
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My opinion, I nominate my favorite:
NYCFoodSnob for the
"Because I HAVE been there and done that Award"
...for living her life they way she wants to with unapologetic honesty. I love her comments and debates and it keep this community/dysfunctional family interesting. I envy how she has made her artistic dreams a reality, and look forward to the stories she tells of her adventures all over the world. And when she stirs the pot of controversy !!
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Mar 1st, 2004, 09:00 AM
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I'd like to thank all the big folk, even those with Orcs in the closet, for making last night one for the record books.

As a fellow traveler, I know how hard it is to get used to unfamiliar foods, languages you can't - or shouldn't - speak, sleeping on hard beds, unfriendly natives, and screeching Nazguls. I know that sometimes when it gets rough you want to make like Elves and skidoodle back over the water. But persistence in your travels is important - trust me, I know - and even if you lose a finger in the process, getting to your destination can be worthwhile.

So quit your sniping and backbiting, and remember that the road goes ever on and on.

Cheers all.
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Mar 1st, 2004, 09:23 AM
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I second Wednesday's nomination. I like NYCFoodSnob's honesty.
PLEASE NYCFoodSnob when are you going to post your Venice report? Or did I miss it?

I also nominate Ben Haines for most helpful gentleman.

Well done Charlize, South Africa applaudes you.
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Mar 1st, 2004, 10:06 AM
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Oaktown Traveler for Most Misunderstood Poster and Mary1 for Least Sense of Humor for http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=6
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