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Pictures taken during July 2011

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Alan cruises his phone as we wait for our food at Michael's
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For a second, I thought Amanda was wearing a bowtie
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Albert's got a snazzy cover for his G2
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Oh boy. Colin brought some Four Loko. This is old school Four Loko, bought before it was pulled from the shelves
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What have you done, Colin?
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Amanda considers her next move on.. whatever game they're playing
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Vic's having fun
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Alan grumpily eyes the Wii from the corner with his tablet
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Every time I meet up with Albert, I get a picture of him making a weird face. Here's the one for this batch
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Bryce does a little backseat gaming with Vic
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Gathered around to play some games
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Erika seems incredulous about something. Probably how bad Bryce is at games.
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The infamous Four Loko
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Bryce considers his next move
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Mmm, morning coffee
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Everyone loves morning coffee
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Jefferson's got the wrong convention's shirt on!
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Brakus is here!
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Erika's going to regret that face
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Katie grabs a ballot
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Peter too
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This year, Vic even wrote a coverletter
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Omar arrives!
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Hey Albert!
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Omar thinks things are funny
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These two guys are new. I call the one on the right Jimmy Neutron
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Hey, Jimmy Neutron
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Erika somehow got the job of carrying the mountain of pizza to the table
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Brakus plays with the baby that someone brought
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"Ooo, baby you so funny!"
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Erika, Katie, and Peter
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Peter plays with a synthesizer on my iPad
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Voting on a video. Probably 1's all around.
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The videos just never end!
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This is how Bryce feels about these videos
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Mmm, pizza
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Vic is excited for the post-prescreening dinner
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It's still sort of strange to see Bryce in glasses
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Jefferson! Your glasses are crooked!
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Hey Brakus
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Kumar was bummed to discover he didn't get free dinner. Hey man, you want the dinner, you've got to sit through all eight hours of AMVs!
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The uncool table (i.e., not our table)
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Alan brought his Tab with him
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Is Jeff nursing an AMV-related headache?
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Carol's no longer working at Baldwin! I visited her at her home
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Carol's cat Penny
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Penny was pretty wary of me.. with good reason. I kept trying to catch her
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This is what Carol thinks about me taking her picture
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Penny relaxes on her cat structure
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Penny poses on the stairs
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Rocko in his cage
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Dave and I went bar hopping in Bryn Mawr
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Davina kept trying to hide from my camera. Stop being difficult!
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Jerry knows to just give up
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A sneaky shot of Davina
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Official Vehicle, Official Dave
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Drink at a bar
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The bartender explained the game of Clackers (Klackers?) to some other bar denizens
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the bartender
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One more round!
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Dave stirs his drink
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This game was fun once I got the hang of it
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Playing with Rocko
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IT guy! I forget his name
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Tom Embt!
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The controls to the Miss Buffalo
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USS Littlerock
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Ben's got a drink
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Chilling on the lower deck
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The first picture I took with an L lens! It turns out Tom has some serious photographic hardware and let me play with it
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The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Tom takes a shot with his 70-200mm
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Lens hood!
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Eric and.. Eric!
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That's a lot of birds
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Mike considers his meal
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This closeup of Topaz is sort of weird, but I like it
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A super closeup of Adam with Tom's 100mm L lens
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Macro mode on my meal
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A nice shot of Veena taken with Tom's 70-200mm f/4L
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Veena with the bridge
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Water around around the bridge support
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I forget this guy's name
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I don't know this guy's name either
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John points out the Coast Guard ship
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There it is!
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Big sphere?
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The Peace Bridge
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This guy seems really intense
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Driving the Miss Buffalo under the very low bridge
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You can't really tell here, but we had no more than 18 inches of clearance
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Eric looks off the front of the ship
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Bird landing
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Tom tries out a wider lens
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Fisherman dude!
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Get any bites?
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Bike people
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I've never gone through a lock before!
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At this point we were close enough that bike girl noticed me
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Coming up to the lock
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Another guy fishing
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I'm a big fan of the feather detail
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This guy worked on the lock
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Birds on some tower
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I should probably learn more of my coworkers' names..
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Tom with his 50d
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I love those petal lens hoods
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Fellow foosball champ Mike! Spiffy glasses
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A creepy closeup of Darin's eyeball. I realized later that I actually focused on my own reflection
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What's with that face, Eric?
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A thumbs up from John
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More people fishing!
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Darin with a big movable bridge behind him
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The movable bridge
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Topaz hanging with some other Synacorians
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Veena wanted me to take some pictures of some water dripping out of a cup
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Adam's moving on from Synacor next week. Good luck with your freelancing!
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Ben kept asking if I was drunk yet..
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Tom and Jen Embt!
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Veena caught me taking her picture
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Kids checking out our boat
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Lots of trucks waiting to get into the country
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Taking a walk by the water
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I love this picture. "Do work", "Danger: Keep Off" and "Buffalo's Finest" all apply. I call it "Buffalo's Finest"
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Tim and Adam checking out the scenary
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The Peace Bridge
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What the hell is this guy trucking?
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Veena telling a story to John
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Mike hanging out at the HR girls' table. Sarah tried hiding
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When people hide from my camera, it just makes me try harder, haha
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Lots of sailbots
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I think this is Melissa.. goddamn, I need to learn some names
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Sarah made a face and apparently thought I wouldn't put it online.. surprise!
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Veena forgot today was the boat day and didn't bring her nifty Nikon. iPhone pics it is!
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Taking a picture of the USS Littlerock
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Veena had fun
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The grain elevator I drive by every day
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The Spirit of Buffalo!
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Hey, how do I get on that boat?
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Everyone in the company got a free t-shirt. Nate put them all on at the same time
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Looking good!
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Matt leads a sizing meeting
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I like the way the ceiling tiles really draw focus to the center here. The photo seems really dynamic
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Synacor sprayed for spiders on Friday. On Monday, this is how we found the lobby
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Who could have done this!
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What a monster!
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Surely this isn't something Beager would do..
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"Whatcha got there, a camera?"
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I like this picture of Shawn a lot. It shows him in full "hacker" mode
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John has a salad!
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Tilted Beager
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It's the Wienermobile!
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What is it doing here?
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The Wienermobile at Synacor
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My weird car has a first time, it's o-s-c-a-r
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Ken says "can you believe this shit?"
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All this excitement is making Topaz's ear itchy
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So colorful
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It's so bizarre
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Is this man from the future? He claims it's his personal vehicle and he's just here for canoeing
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This is an unauthorized photo! Beager took it
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More people taking pictures of the Winermobile
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Whoa. How weird is this? Wienermobile and a helicopter!
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By the time I got downstairs, the helicopter had flown away
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My camera looks enormous with my new battery grip!
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Stuck in traffic
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This time Shawn's actually writing code, not just listing files
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These buttons are useless!
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What is this puddle under my car?
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Ahhh! It's gas!
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Loading my car on the tow truck
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Lining it up..
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Make sure it's hooked on properly!
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Levers! ..again
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And up it goes
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Don't let it fall backwards!
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Safely on the truck
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Tow truck man walks around making sure
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Tightening chains
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Bright green truck
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What the hell is with the baby head on this cop's bumper?
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Driving to the mechanic
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This billboard makes me laugh
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I liked how you could see through all these plates
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The electric monster reminded me of Haunter
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Little yellow flowers
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Purple spikey thing
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Lots of little tiny petals
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Orange blossom
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Lots of orange flowers
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I like the central part of the flower reaching out
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Flower closeup
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White flowers
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Purple and white
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Closeup of the white flowers
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Wet flowers
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The sheen of the water almost makes them look fake
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So vibrant!
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Standing up above the rest
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All these photos were found on a seemingly boring street!
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Purple rods
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Deep purple
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What a weird truck
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Shawn likes to slide down the railings
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Steve places his order at the famous taco truck
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Chris loves tacos
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Matt reviews the choices
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Anthony tries so hard to not get his picture taken, but that just makes me want to take his picture more
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I"m not sure what it is about this picture, but I like it
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Steve chooses his sauce
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Steve claims these are tacos
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Spiffy shoes, Shawn
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Burrito.. or football?
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Tacos make Steve sad
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Anthony's hair does weird things as he dodges the camera
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Matt gives me a stinkeye as he eats his burrito
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Shawn reviews some code
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Topaz hard at work
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This was a staged photo for a corporate video. I bet Shawn can't even remember the last time he actually looked at the Suddenlink portal
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Time for Tiny Wings!
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They still can't unseat me from the #1 slot on the high score list
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A test shot of some awards
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This was the easiest to photograph
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Various awards
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It still didn't come out great, but it was the best I could do given the circumstances
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And that's the end of Borders
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Neil loves sleeping on the Megatokyo blanket
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A Daily Shoot photo for shooting "something beautiful"
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Buzz checks out my camera bag
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Another Daily Shoot photo, meant to convey the feeling of being hot
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"Not sure if giant lens, or cannon.."
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Veena took my picture!`
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"That lens is ridiculous!"
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Jeff closeup
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"Time for foos!"
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Jeff and Mike versus..
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Darin and Ken
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It's foosin' time!
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Such concentration
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Darin is a force to be reckoned with on offense
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Mike on defense?? Madness!
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Mike's picture was put up on the foos wall in honor of his championship victory
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Is this distracting you?
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Matt coaches from the side
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Now I'm distracting Uday and Copeland
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Uday's model face
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A windy day, but a nice day
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Good ol' Cargill Pool elevator
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Shawn pointed out that the reflection is so bright it almost looks like they're windsurfing on sand
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This tree is constantly being blown back
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I guess it's a little too windy to keep surfing
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Windsurfers and an elevators
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This dog was rolling around
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Aaand one more shot of the Cargill Pool elevator
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Whatever they're building here is coming along
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Time for a haircut..
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Buzz sits where he wants and doesn't afraid of anyone
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I see these battleships every day on the way to work, and I still haven't been on them!
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It's time to change that
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The USS Little Rock!
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Pearl Harbor memorial
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Memorial to Poland's contributions in WWII
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Lots of radar gear
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This picture isn't great, but I liked how the 537 was framed by the trees
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Korean War memorial
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A flower near the memorials
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Looking up at some fighter jet
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The gift shop!
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Tilt-shift photography?
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Nah, just a model
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Captain Jetpack?
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Weird mannequin
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Pulsating light
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A WWII era Japanese map. The katakana reads "A-ME-RI-KA"
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That guy looks a little chunky to be in the army
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I'm not sure how this works..
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Various bullets
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And old school ship wheel
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I want this in my car
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Model airplane
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A model Corsair
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"Shrine" makes it sound sort of creepy
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Another model
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More models!
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I like how they apparently had a problem with people climbing on this guy
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A huey!
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The soldiers used these for scenic tours of the Boston area
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That is a big fun
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Closeup on some tank treads
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On this tank!
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Alright, let's get this thing started
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I'm supposed to follow the yellow line
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There were lots of weird little cramped compartments
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Somehow this controls.. something
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The red tape on some of these items is suspicious
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"We need more yellow!"
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Big shells
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I guess this is how they load the gun
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I bet these are really heavy
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I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of these guys
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I like to imagine this is actually a clock, indicating the year
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Looking ahead in the tour
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I want them to fire that little plug out
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Wow, lots of destroyers lost
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A tracking board
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DJ mannequin?
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I thought this might make a cool wallpaper
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Funny slogan
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The stairs were so steep they were basically ladders
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That's one hell of a computer
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And an enormous compass!
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This was actually one of the more fancy accomodations
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This is less fancy
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And even less fancy. But at least it's not in the bowels of the ship like some other ones I saw
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The bulkhead doors are cool but I feel like I'd trip on them all the time if I were actually on this ship for a long time
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Gotta buy some smokes!
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Another vantage point of the fighter jet and other stuff down on the ground
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Looking towards the front of the ship
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A compass?
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It's like that gun from Star Wars!
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Big gun
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Big missile!
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I think this might be an F-14
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Dials AND wheels
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More beds
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Looking along the barrel of some of the big guns
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Looking back at the other ship
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I think this is some sort of missile loading rail
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Looking down the rail
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Missile? Torpedo? Something..
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Snoopy says go left
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Hey, there's that big blue missile!
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Moodance Cat isn't as cool as Nyan Cat
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More models
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The wings fold so they could fit more on the ship
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Lots of model airplanes around here
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This, of course, is a period HDTV
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Looking down the hallways
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Spiffy uniforms
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Hey, I recognize some of these guns
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I used that .45 in Metal Gear Solid!
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The red phone?
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Hey, it's Synacor!
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Radar gear
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The path got a little tight in some places
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Heading over to the submarine
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This soda has been here since WWII. No not really.
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Lots of rope
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At the bow of the ship!
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Looking back on the ships
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Let's touch all the things!
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I think these are torpedo tubes
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I totally hit my head AND my shin on this stupid door
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More dials!
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I have no idea what these are
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This seems like a lot of empty space for a sub. Maybe it's the kitchen
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That is a big engine
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The sub was even more cramped than the ships!
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Bullet Bill?
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I'd say these are torpedo tubes, but they're in the back! Can you shoot them out the back?
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One last shot from the USS Croaker
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I really want to ride the slide
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Bungee thing!
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Creepy horses
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No tickets for sale yet
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I hate the round up
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Bumper cars!
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This looks like the High Flyer
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Long way up!
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This looks like it spins too fast
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Scooter! Are you readdyyyy?
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Raising the rigged basketball hoops
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This ride looks boring
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Boats in the lake
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These guys were putting up a tent
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Lots of sailboats!
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Stupid wall ruining my view..
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The wind turbines are so photogenic
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I hate the strawberry ride. Too much spinning
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Fire boat!
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Looking along the coast of Lake Erie
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Looking back on the carnival from the shore
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Enjoying the view
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The fire boat was spraying water everywhere
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It sure makes a pretty picture
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I wasn't the only one taking pictures
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For the longest time I thought funnel cakes were actually shaped like funnels
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The fire boat in the distance
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Steve loves brunch
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Synacor party!
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Shawn checks his pastry for Twitter updates
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What's that face, Uday?
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Ron Frankel, our CEO
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Time to thank the people that helped make this possible.. with novelty gifts!
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Anthony got some fancy water
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And a toe ring to go with his toe shoes
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A top?
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PC attorney!
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Funny jokes
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Everyone standing around
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Mr. Wonderful?
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I guess this is Mr. Wonderful
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A book of metaphors so we don't hear gems like "Between a rock and a hotplate" anymore
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Read the whole thing!
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A riding crop?
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Well, that's it for the gifts
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George Chamoun, the founder of Synacor
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Listening to speeches!
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Explaining the rules of the bus
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There wasn't much to do at the rest stop other than wander around and take some pictures
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These are some big seven segment displays
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Lots of switches and dials to operate the bus
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Amish people!
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Oops, the woman pumping gas spotted me
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Maurice, our driver!
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That is a big on/off switch
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I am so bored
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"Is that guy taking our picture?"
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What is this thing?
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Bryce and I are finally here!
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Howl has these giant buckets of booze. It's our favorite
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Hsien takes the stage
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Someone ran up and gave him a beer. Obviously you can't dance on stage without a beer
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As you can see by Bryce's forehead, it was really hot
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Brakus checks his phone
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Bryce takes a hit from the bucket
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Brakus sings along
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Good times were had by all
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Mike likes to troll my photos
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Amanda's got her drinkin' goggles on
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The music at Howl is great. Two pianos, infinite requests. And they have no qualms about playing something ridiculous like the Fresh Prince theme song
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It is impossible to take a picture of Mike without him noticing you
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Go Brakus go
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You see?? Impossible!
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Mike and Meri
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Bryce looks like he's making some kind of ridiculous point
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Omar's girlfriend Liz gives a thumbs up
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"This picture isn't going online, is it?"
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Amanda is clearly geared up for Otakon
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"Oh yeah. Let's do this."
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Cosplayers in the street! Must be that time again
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A Demoman!
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And a female Soldier!
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Oh yeah. I've clearly come to the right place
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Peter had a whole bunch of people taking his picture as he performed
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Wow. Definitely an anime convention.
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Ha! Dr. Gero even has his brain visible!
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This guy had Steve Wozniak's business card!
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This is Alan's happy face
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It's DJ Vinyl Scratch from My Little Pony!
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Sailor Moon only drinks Pepsi
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EVA Unit 01 wants to know where the Info Desk is
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Is this a combo Domo-kun and Demoman? A.. Demo-kun?
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Not sure what these guys are.. maybe from Zelda?
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I don't know what this is, but it sure has a lot of frills
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Some cosplayers from The Last Airbender!
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Ahh, this one is definitely from Zelda
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Haunter! My favorite pokemon! When I told him that he hugged me
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Nyan cat was a popular meme this year
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It just wouldn't be the Otakon game room without DDR
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The Great Saiyaman!
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This guy doesn't seem to thrilled to be a Rubik's Cube
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Stocking from Panty and Stocking
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Ahhh.. yeah.. hm. This is another one of those "must be a con" photos
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Quite a line for Marvel vs Capcom 2
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Falling Thwomp!
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Yajirobe! I wonder if this guy ate chips all day or just carried the same chip around
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Cosplay fighting!
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I should probably get out of here before someone notices the guy in the staff shirt watching cosplay fighting..
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A Valkyria Chronicles soldier!
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Peter's costume (and real sax playing) was very popular
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Look at him go!
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Checking the schedule
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Some Final Fantasy VII cosplayers
id: 34392
Some Gurren Lagann guys and.. someone else
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Strike a pose!
id: 34395
The balcony is a popular location
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Scary creeper
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This guy was pumping out some pretty awesome chiptune music
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I wasn't the only one taking pictures
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Hey, it's one of those bunnygirls from Final Fantasy XII
id: 34401
Chell vs a headcrab!
id: 34402
Very impressive Chell
id: 34403
Mr. Lee! Tech man extraordinaire
id: 34404
These back hallways really come in handy when you don't have time to wade through attendees
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Omar is Vice Con Chair this year! He was crazy busy
id: 34406
Planning how the census is going to work
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Jeff dares you to ask him to print more signs
id: 34408
Paper jam?? We don't have time for this!
id: 34409
Planning stuff out
id: 34410
Squid Girl!
id: 34411
Another Chell. She was a popular character this year!
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One of those Vocaloid characters
id: 34413
This Demoman even has some accessories!
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Poor gofers. They get the worst jobs
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It's one of those guys from that thing
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Kallen and Lelouch from Code Geass!
id: 34418
The Ghost of Sparta
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One of those Ouron Host Club guys
id: 34421
Haru Haruko!
id: 34422
Master.. Chef?
id: 34423
id: 34424
Oh no! Pedobear claims another victim!
id: 34425
One of the seven deadly exes from Scott Pilgrim
id: 34426
Princess Tutu!
id: 34427
I ran into that Dr. Gero and Goku again
id: 34428
Registration folks working hard!
id: 34429
These guys put in some long hours
id: 34430
A Desmond!
id: 34431
Jefferson's got a press badge this year!
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Peter's crazy Vampire costume
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And Katie's pregnant! With a clever costume to go with it. "All we know is whatever pokemon comes out won't be a normal type"
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Whoa, metal.. dog thing?
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I feel like I see this guy every year!
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Even hardcore anime nerds need some downtime
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We've seen squid girl.. but now there's fish girl?
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Vic bought Amanda a corsette. Vic approves
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This is one of the best Vegeta cosplayers I've seen in a long time!
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Yup, just a middle aged man with a Card Captor Sakura wand walking down the street.. nothing to see here
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Bryce is here! Sporting his spiffy Whiskey Media shirt
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I have no idea what these guys are from, but they have neat costumes
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OK, I'm not one to dump on costumes.. but this is the worst companion cube I've ever seen
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One of my favorite things about cosplayers is seeing characters doing normal things. Here's Assassin's Creed's Altair checking Twitter or something
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The future of fighting games?
id: 34447
It's gaming time!
id: 34448
I'm pretty sure that's not allowed in the conventino center..
id: 34449
Bryce steps up to challenge this guy.. and got his ass handed to him
id: 34450
Go Bryce go!
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Some kind of Tetris Attack clone
id: 34452
This guy has the biggest adams apple I've ever seen in my life!
id: 34453
Various superheros.. and villains!
id: 34454
What's wrong, Bryce? You don't like Al?
id: 34455
Hey, I found a Haibane cosplayer! Reki!
id: 34456
An excellent Nausicaa!
id: 34457
All the normal sized staff shirts were lost, so people who didn't already have one had to use 5XL and up. Poor Nabil!
id: 34458
A very impressive Tali from Mass Effect!
id: 34459
Green Ranger!
id: 34460
I thought it was funny that after I took this picture this guy asked if I knew where to buy red body paint
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Joy backstage
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This guy was helping us seat people and hand out ballots
id: 34463
The quiet before the storm
id: 34464
And here's the storm waiting outside..
id: 34465
This guy had an actual hard drive embedded in his costume
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Keep the levels below +2!
id: 34467
Vic gets out some pencils.. black gold.
id: 34468
It's kind of tough to tell in this picture but those colored lines lit up
id: 34469
It is 100 degrees here! Luckily I spent most of the weekend indoors
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Asuma! His chakra blade things were particularly impressive
id: 34472
This guy was kind of freaking out in the corner
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I love the view from the top of the escalator
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The view from the other escalator, down in the fountain area
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Vic stands with the long shadow of responsibility. It's tough to keep turning people away who really want to see our show
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This is the most pitiful picture of the weekend.. a dirty blanket and pillow with an empty can of Four Loko. And this was inside the convention center!
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Rainbow Dash!
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Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and a blinged out Pinkie Pie!
id: 34479
Almost the full crew!
id: 34480
Two Applejacks, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and even Big Mac!
id: 34481
Amanda starts sorting ballots
id: 34482
"Count some ballots!"
id: 34483
So many ballots
id: 34484
Make nice little piles!
id: 34485
Joy checks her phone
id: 34486
It's Bob!
id: 34487
Mr. Big Important Vice Con Chair got a rascal this year!
id: 34488
Just a bunch of staffers with a box of homemade booze.. nothing to see here
id: 34489
Omar leads the way!
id: 34490
Glowsticks! This is how we're going to seat people this year
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Hinata, Ino, and Tenten!
id: 34493
The whole Ouron host club
id: 34494
More Sailor Scouts
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Lots of Minecraft cosplayers this year
id: 34496
That legendary bird from Pokemon
id: 34497
What's with all the giant controllers?
id: 34498
Metal Gear soldier
id: 34499
Now he actually does look surprised!
id: 34500
What are all these Luffys going after?
id: 34501
One of those aliens from Star Wars
id: 34502
Impressive Mass Effect costume!
id: 34503
Anyone who knows Vic will get the joke here..
id: 34504
This was my brilliant idea. Taping glow sticks.. to an actual stick! That'll make us much more visible during seating
id: 34505
We also set these up to direct people to specific colors
id: 34506
This is what the sticks look like when you wave them around
id: 34507
Our backstage area
id: 34508
Full house!
id: 34509
We packed that place to the brim!
id: 34510
OK, there were a couple of seats, but they were so bad we didn't even consider them actual seats
id: 34511
Count, count, count! We only have an hour or two before the results are due!
id: 34512
Amanda and Joy get into their Render-chan and Error-chan costumes for Iron Editor
id: 34513
These staff pool folks were very helpful in counting. This girl here was a Nikon fan and kept hassling me for taking her picture with a lowly Nikon
id: 34514
We used that box for ballots and called them Quaker Votes
id: 34515
Peter hosted Iron Editor this year. He stayed in his costume since the theme was "Vampires Suck"
id: 34516
Iron Editor as seen from the back of the room
id: 34517
The Iron Editor crew
id: 34518
Peter and Amanda dig through the prizes to see if there's anything good
id: 34519
Peter was an excellent host
id: 34520
Kiarrens! This year's challenger. She did the "It's a Small World" AMV from Anime Boston
id: 34521
And of course, Chris is back as the defending champion
id: 34522
Erica really got into the Vampire theme! And this stupid microphone messed up my photo!
id: 34523
Ooo, so pretty
id: 34524
Jefferson loves photography
id: 34525
I was hoping to get a better version of this picture of Vic and his server but never did. I call it "The Man and the Machine"
id: 34526
Mike, Amanda as Render-chan, and Joy as Error-chan
id: 34527
These two were way too good at "name the anime". They went forever!
id: 34528
Sailor Moon!
id: 34529
Daft Punk!
id: 34530
The trenchcoat really helps to make this photographer look less creepy.....
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Peter and Katie won Upbeat with their amazing original song and video about Squid Girl! This guy came running up to be in the picture
id: 34533
The Iron Editors are running out of time!
id: 34534
What's this face all about, Bryce?
id: 34535
A closeup of a portal gun
id: 34536
Chris won again! Congrats! Can he pull off the hat trick next year?
id: 34537
This group even had a space sphere cosplayer!
id: 34538
One of the back hallways that we call "Jeffrey tubes" for some reason
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Bryce says "think I can pull this off?"
id: 34540
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Aaaand no.
id: 34542
Bryce is obviously pretty bored
id: 34543
More balancing?
id: 34544
What're you drinkin'? What're you buyin'?
id: 34545
These guys are standing where I stood when I took my Powershot's last ever photo, launching me into the DSLR world
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Now here is some real creativity. He made a costume entirely out of those free super saiyan hair things from the Dealer's Room! Everyone loved him
id: 34547
Oh no! This guy's wheeling Otakon away!
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Super Saiyan Hair Man was showered with praise
id: 34549
Troll man!
id: 34550
Cause that's what anime cons are all about
id: 34551
My staff badge this year. And I got a spiffy ribbon for donating to Japan!
id: 34552
I found our glow sticks! It turns out the next group also used them for easting.
id: 34553
The gofers who worked for us got a pretty sweet gig. Mostly hanging out and watching AMVs
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I really like this picture. Something about the composition. I think it's a lot better than if I had asked him for a picture and he was just standing there
id: 34556
Why are there so many taiko drum games?
id: 34557
Gaming goggles?
id: 34558
Splash Woman! The only female megaman villain
id: 34559
The Hellsing cosplayers come well armed
id: 34560
This could be a decent wallpaper!
id: 34561
Every time we left AMV Ops we had to hold the door closed for 30 seconds or it wouldn't lock
id: 34562
Rolling the server back to AMV Ops
id: 34563
Panty and Stocking! The last cosplayer photo for the main Otakon batch! What a year!
id: 34564
Apparently we have something like 100,000 more 18+ wristbands than we need
id: 34565
This sign lies!
id: 34566
Jeff makes notes of the signs in stock
id: 34567
Omar ran through a strip of 18+ wristbands like the end of a race
id: 34568
Omar got us all excited about getting soft pretzels, and then suggested bringing down plates of mustard
id: 34569
Nothing to see here. Just a guy with a plate of mustard
id: 34570
"Oh yeah, that's the good stuff"
id: 34571
Vic seems less excited about mustard. He must have known that when we got down there the pretzel place would be closed
id: 34572
Otakon feedback
id: 34573
What is Alan talking about?
id: 34574
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Waiting in the hot hot sun for Vic to come pick up the equipment in the van
id: 34576
We don't know who this guy is, but he was very helpful!
id: 34577
The Companion Cube ballot box!
id: 34578
Relaxing with some good ol' fashioned Four Loko
id: 34579
A little downtime before the Dead Dog
id: 34580
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See? There are some pictures of me at Otakon
id: 34582
Oh no! They closed Burke's! And I never went!
id: 34583
I really like this picture. Wait up, guys!
id: 34584
The bat twins!
id: 34585
Fancy tripod
id: 34586
Sunset in Baltimore
id: 34587
It seems so empty now
id: 34588
The Dead Dog staff party
id: 34589
Time to relax and eat some dinner
id: 34590
These guys sat next to me. They work in Workshops
id: 34591
Jeff's just happy there are no more signs to print
id: 34592
Otakon gave us a free drink ticket
id: 34593
I'm not sure this counts as planking..
id: 34594
Vic's famous WoW hat
id: 34595
The Otakon higher-ups
id: 34596
Bob, the Otakon con chair
id: 34597
Jennifer announced that we had raised a crazy amount of money for Japanese relief
id: 34598
Jeff announces.. I don't know, I forget
id: 34599
Omar's finally here!
id: 34600
Baltimore declared us the "customer of the year"
id: 34601
Seee? Fancy award
id: 34602
They even gave us a funny little cake
id: 34603
One of the benefits of working in Pub Ops is that you can really easily print novelty badges
id: 34604
Sign the giant Otakon logo! It got way more full later on
id: 34605
One more shot of our award and cake from Baltimore
id: 34606
My signature!
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