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01/02/11 - Alancon 2011! This year's themes were Kinect and Jolly Rancher shot glasses!

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Starting the weekend off right with Kabuki!
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What's up Omar?
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Everyone agonizes over all the great menu choices
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I see I'm not the only one with a DSLR here
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Omar got something involving avocado
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Those sizzling meals alawys make me nervous
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Albert continues his tradition of making insane faces
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Alan prepares to tenderize his food using his camera
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Vic solemnly takes the floor.. but.. for what? He has no controller!
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Oh god! It's Dance Central on the Kinect!
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Dance, Vic, dance! Dance like you've never danced before! Which is clearly true!
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Meanwhile, Omar and Jeff talk about some Otakon publications business
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Jeff in the corner with somewhat ominous lighting
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Joy is all bouncy
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Since Joanna actually owns the Kinect, she's pretty good at Dance Central
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On the other hand.. we have Mckeed
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"I've no time for water, woman! I'm dancing!" OK, he never said that
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Mckeed was a little too good at this game
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Jefferson is enthralled by the Elements on Jeff's iPad. "I'm learning!"
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Albert swaggers up to the.. dance zone
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There's no room in Albert's dance routine for emotion
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Jeff appears to be doing the Macarena
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I declare this Jeff's new Facebook picture
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Omar gets down with the rhythm, or something
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Kumar had some moves!
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Disco inferno?
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My last Project 365 picture for 2010!
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This is as close to an action shot as you get with Jefferson
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Messing with the projector! Funny guyyy
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This is the part where we stand around for ten minutes waiting for the new year in Alan's funky basement
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According to my atomic clock watch, their clock was slow. But considering all the layers it had to go through, the lag must be considerable.
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Mckeed and Joanna!
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A silghtly less enthusiastic Amanda and Vic
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My first picture of the year!
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Jefferson attempts to open some champagne..
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It's time to rock out in the new year!!
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No wait, it's actually time to figure out how to get the Xbox on the internet
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How we ushered in the new year.. tethering Vic's Xbox to Omar's weird portable wifi device
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Mckeed just wants to play some goddamn Rock Band
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By Kumar!
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Aw, Joanna. So mean
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Jeff is clearly ready to rock, and yet there is no rock to be had!
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Omar clearly came prepared to sleep on the floor this year
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Bathrobe mode go!
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Alan explains in detail about the new couches
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Joy looks like she's a little dubious about Jeff's sleeping pad thing
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I have so many pictures of Alan pointing at the camera
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Jefferson got the other couch
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Omar reminds me of a carrot when he's in his orange sleeping bag with his hair pointing all over the place..
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Oh that's flattering
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Speaking of crazy hair..
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Vic calls this the "calendar shot"
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Bazinga!
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Joy checks the status of the spiked juices
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Omar also checked
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Morning iPad time
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Mckeed is up and ready for some IHOP!
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G2 party!
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"Are you going to take my picture??"
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Who doesn't love IHOP?
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I had nothing better to do..
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Mckeed's favorite place!
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Bryce showed up fashionably late
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Mckeed wants a pancake thiiiis big
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Amanda and Vic think that is ridiculous
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Bryce is sporting his spiffy new glasses
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What a mess we've made
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Hmm.. this is strange. Why is Omar separating jolly ranchers?
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Cherry pile
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Organizing an entire bag
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There's those Spike Your Juice things again..
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Vic made the punch this year, and made us all pitch in! Outraaageous!
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Vegetarian Omar proudly shows off his shirt. Cut out the middleman and just eat vegetables!
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Ah, the jolly rancher plot becomes more clear with the emergence of this shot glass mold
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Looking up the melting and combustion temperatures of various substances
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We decided we needed all the soda cans, so after forcing everyone to drink some sprite, we poured the rest into a jug for later
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Melting chambers!
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I knew this knife would come in handy!
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Practicing the transfer maneuver using tongs
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Gotta cut more cans
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The can tops were pretty useless
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Putting the sorted Jolly Ranchers into their cans
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The reflections were nice
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We decided to go with a double boiler method at first
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Don't you know anything Jeff? A watched double boiler never double boils!
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The cans are so ready
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"What the hell are you idiots doing in here?"
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It's time to get this show on the road
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The experiment has begun!
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Science!!
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They're starting to get kind of squshy, but not liquid..
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It was a well documented event
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The water boiled merrily away, but the jolly ranchers resisted
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Omar decided to add some more water, and everyone but me decided to flee the room in anticipation of some sort of explosion
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Testing the consistency of the sugary goop
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It made a thin strand that was actually hard, so you could hold it sideways and it wouldn't change shape
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Omar disposes of it in the obvious way
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We eventually gave up on the boiling technique and just put the cans directly into the oven
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Now this is what we want to see! Totally liquid!
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Omar performed the delicate pour procedure
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I love all the tiny bubbles
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That's right. Four cameras. We could probably reconstruct this scene in 3D if we had to
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It looks so tasty, but don't try to put some on your finger!
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The molds are filled, it's just a matter of cooling them off now
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Mmm, jolly ranchers
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The inside of the cans were all coated with candy. Good thing we didn't go with the original plan of using Alan's cookware
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Closeup of the bubbles
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Let's start unwrapping more!
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So many wrappers
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Jolly ranchers and photographic equipment. Nerd party indeed
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Omar is hard at work on the second batch
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"You're not making a mess in here, right?"
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Paul wandered in to see what all the commotion was about
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Joy works on unwrapping more jolly ranchers
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The toothpick makes him cool
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I feel like this face says "this is pretty awesome, right?" and yes. Yes it is.
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Refilling the cans
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Meanwhile, in the dance zone, Bryce dances to Lady Gaga
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Jeff's turn unwrapping candy
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This picture made me laugh really hard when I looked at it later and noticed the picture of the cat in the back of Alan's fridge
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Jeff and Joy hanging out in the kitchen
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I'm not sure what's happening here, but I'm sure it involves Vic shouting obscenities at me
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A hush falls over the crowd as Jefferson takes the dance floor
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Go man go!
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Amanda attempts to extract the shot glasses
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Unfortunately, they were still a little too soft, so we put them back in the fridge
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The second batch is ready to go!
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Bryce dances to Lady Gaga.. again
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Amanda's turn to dance
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This time they're holding their shape
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Omar pulls off the first jolly rancher shot glass
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It's beautiful!
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I couldn't stick around to watch the rest, because it was time to run down to Pat's Steaks and get cheesesteaks!
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Oh har har, I get it
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Mr. Chaess!
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Joanna waits in line
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"What sub will I have?"
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I'm not sure how to caption this face, but I like the picture
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Ben's just glad we actually got here, unlike some other years
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Alan busts out his DSLR
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Albert looking sane for once
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What is that face, Bryce?
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Jefferson is stoked
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Vic on his new G2
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I can almost read his texts in his giant glasses
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Geno's Steaks sure is flashy
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I really liked the wet asphalt in these pictures
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Bike guy!
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Mckeed makes the final preparations for his order
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Vic at the moment of truth, where you either order your cheesesteak like a pro or look like an idiot
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Brett came to hang out with us!
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His girlfriend Laura came too
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Ah, there's the crazy Albert we know and love
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Brett looks into his vision of a steak-full future
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Soda!
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Alicia's always giving this look to Bryce. Like "what the hell is wrong with you"
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How was your sub, Mckeed?
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Meanwhile, back at Alan's house, Omar was preparing for the big event..
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Amanda and Vic enjoy their freshly minted shot glasses while the preparations for the event are finalized
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Alicia's here!
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I'm not sure what this was a reaction to, but who cares
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The big event! It's Vic's birthday! Omar made him a strange cake with a billion candles!
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Laura and Brett were enjoying their first Alancon
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So many candles
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Ahh! It's too bright!
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He got them all in one go!
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The smoke made some interesting patterns in the projector light
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I finally got my shot glass! I got one of the two toned ones from the second batch
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Brett nearly covered his shot glass completely in aluminum foil to avoid stickiness
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Alan in his element. This is where the podcast is recorded, edited, uploaded, everything.
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Mixer!
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Domo-kun, the patron saint of podcasters
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Bryce is getting progressively more frazzled
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Brett was brought on a whirlwind tour of Alan's recording studio
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Dipping into the punch, Bryce?
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Albert got a G2 too! The G1 club has upgraded to the G2 club!
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You know what the best part of this picture is?
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This picture. Go back and forth between this and the one before.
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Joy thinks it's getting late. Because it is.
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What's up, Ben?
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Mckeed wished to remain anonymous
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Jefferson seems to dazed. It must be the power of rock
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"You gonna take my picture?"
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The dreaded pro keyboard! Keep it away from me!
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Brett was having a good time
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You can tell cause he throws his head back to rant
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Funny stuff
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Laura challenged Alicia to a dance off. Here she is attempting to navigate the menus
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How do you get this stupid thing going?
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"If I see these pictures online, I will kill you"
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Alicia got into the moment in spite of herself
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"This is hard!"
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Don't fall over!
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To be fair, it's pretty intimidating to dance like an idiot in front of all these.. idiots.
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Go, Alicia, go!
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Hanging out on the couch
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Jefferson's turn to dance again
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Alicia changed into a t-shirt for more comfortable dancing. Bryce approved of the theme
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Round two of dancing
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Brett wasn't a very good dancer
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This picture came out great. Picture of the weekend.
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I suspected what Bryce was planning when he put his arms under his shirt.. lucky for you those photos have been redacted
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A good portrait of Brett
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Yes, even I got in on the Dance Central action. It was a blast once you stopped caring you looked like a doofus
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Light bright has come so far!
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The next morning, a wild Scintilla appeared!
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While the elusive wild Mckeed receded into the woods, only to emerge next July for prescreenings.
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I love the bat backpacks
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Jefferson is never quite sure what to do when I point the camera at him.
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Bryce was feeling better after a night of madness
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Madness!
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That's right, we're at Sang Kee again for some delicious Chinese food!
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Peter and Katie came with us!
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They couldn't make the rest of Alancon, but at least they could join us for Sunday brunch
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Alicia.. counts?
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Albert just wants some food already
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Gross ducks
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We're making progress, we're inside!
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It was a little rainy
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Amanda checks out the menu
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There's a lot of really good noodle dishes
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My meal: pork noodle soup with wontons
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Vic got the same thing
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Who?? Me and who else?
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What does??
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Additional fortunes!
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Albert's got an eye popping thing going on here
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We're at Alan's house, but he's not here! Where the hell is he??
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Alicia doesn't know
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Jefferson ambles up without a care in the world
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We couldn't get ahold of Alan
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You need to fix your glasses, Jefferson
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Peter was getting pretty cold
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Katie thought ahead and brought a hat
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Amanda hates this game
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Vic took the long way home! How did he get here before Alan?
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Joy's not a fan of the situation
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Trying the back door..
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Vic finally got ahold of Alan and got the code to the back door. Crisis averted! And a ridiculous way to end a great weekend!
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