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June 25th, 2000

5 Favorite Pings

Now that we’re approaching the half-year mark for the Daily Ping, I thought it would be appropriate to list my “5 Favorite Pings,” and I invite you to do the same.

I’ve decided to limit my choices to Pings that Paul has penned (sorry, couldn’t resist the alliteration). Paul will (ahem, nudge), I assume, follow my lead:


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FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday June 25, 2000 -- 1:58:03PM
Geez, Ryan, and you don't link to 'em? Tsk, tsk. ;D

Half a year already?!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday June 26, 2000 -- 3:12:15PM
There. Happy? ;)

Hard to believe it's been almost six months...

DATE: Monday December 20, 2004 -- 10:43:31 pm
How does it feel to almost be your five year anniversary? isnt that some type of precious metal? well you should have a top 5 countdown again for your five year stride

DATE: Monday December 20, 2004 -- 10:44:36 pm
and oh yea, none of those links work anymore, they must ahve retired, haha

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday December 21, 2004 -- 10:07:47 am
Fixed the links. :)

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday December 21, 2004 -- 5:27:49 pm
"Pings penned by Paul" has a better alliterative effect, not to be off topic. However, I still only see one top five list among the five responses. Is that you Ken?

Ahem. Now that it's time for show and tell, I've chosen my list along with the reason for each, which I will state briefly. Having said that, I love all of the Pings, and it was hard to choose. I finally picked five Pings that represent milestones in my lonely, lonely, boring loserly life.

1. Choco-Lite and Razzles. This was my very first Ping ever. I was wondering whatever happened to Choco-Lite, googled it, and came across this blog of kindred spirits, whose lives are remiss for the loss of this great candy item, and immediately felt welcome here.

2. Super Blue Stuff. This was the first Ping to make me laugh out loud at work, and tipped off to my co-workers that maybe I wasn't always as busy as I said I was.

3. Senior Pranks. This was the first Ping in which I witnessed Ryan and Paul unleash with impunity the ferocious god-like power of the dumb-ass mode. It was awe-inspiring and very cool. One minute, you could comment. The next, you could not, maybe forever. It's up to Ryan and Paul. Kneel before thy might! Wow.

4. CVS Characters. Ping is educational, too. I learned about html tags!

5. Early color photography. The Ping is informative. This Ping drew little comment, but without this Ping, I still never would have heard of its topic. With Pings like this, who needs The History Channel? BTW, the success of a Ping cannot be measured by lack of responses alone. On the other hand, a Ping that draws few responses can provide a learning tool for determining topics to ignore.

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