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why peanuts?
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:44:37 pm »
I wonder how the tradition of giving peanuts to newcomers formed? I guess maybe it's because, according to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, one will lose some protein after the teleportation. Is that true?

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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 07:48:04 pm »
I think it formed before even the InvisionFree board, if I remember correctly. I don't think anyone really knows precisely where it formed. I could be mistaken though :P
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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 07:51:48 pm »
Well, according to this post the peanut bag meme started way back here. Though somehow the peanut reference got lost along the way to the Minus World D: (You can see the original topic, peanut reference and all, in the web archive.)

And why not? Peanuts are good :D
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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 07:56:56 pm »
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*Spellshaper waves a hearty hello!
get some peanuts at the entrance before they'are all gone ^^

But after that there's:

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:D Don't start that again.
But hey, welcome to the calc RPG headquarters, Omnimaga!

Suggesting it started before then, right?

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 08:02:23 pm »
The world may never know...

Its an old meme that started on the website and everyone just continues it is the main reason it goes on.
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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 08:18:14 pm »
Yay peanuts :D

Even though I hate the taste :P (Almonds and pecans are better, imo)

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 08:22:38 pm »
Even though I hate the taste :P (Almonds and pecans are better, imo)
I cant stand the taste but I'll still gladly give them away :P
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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 08:33:19 pm »
Personally I'd like there to be more !peanuts commands.

Like !axepeanuts depending upon if the user that joined is an Axe programmer, Computer programmer, music, pixel art, etc.

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 08:42:54 pm »
Though somehow the peanut reference got lost along the way to the Minus World D: (You can see the original topic, peanut reference and all, in the web archive.)
Hm, I guess the /me messed it up?
 
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Re: why peanuts?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 12:42:27 am »
It actually started in the FF:ROS thread back in June 2006. Afterward Spellshaper used it again and again then it eventually spread, becoming some sort of Omnimaga inside joke, which became so popular that it even survived a 6 months website downtime.

Btw the http://web.archive.org/web/20071207105651/omnimaga.org/index.php?showtopic=303 link mentionned above was the 2nd instance of it. It can also be found here http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?topic=-1272.msg-31991#msg-31991


(For some reasons, the /me didn't get lost in the data conversion, like many other posts)
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