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    Default "All your tokens are belong to us"

    That is priceless! I wonder how many other will pick up on the reference!

    Thanks for the laugh!

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    I guess I don't get it...

    As if the puzzles didn't make me feel dumb enough....



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    Google it!

    It's an obscure reference to a cross cultural Blunder! But it's something that has become pretty popular amoung geeks like myself!

    The "token" is actually a replacement for a word in the real quote.

    This still makes me laugh. That's for the reference!

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    From Google - You guys are TOO funny.


    "All your base are belong to us." (sometimes referred to as "All Your Base" or abbreviated AYBABTU or simply AYB) is a phrase that sparked an Internet phenomenon that occurred in 2001 and 2002. The phenomenon initially took the form of the sentence appearing on the Something Awful Forums. Many images were digitally altered so that the phrase was added in, either obviously or discreetly. Eventually these were collected together onto one site and a Flash animation produced from them, which was widely downloaded. The original flash animation can be found here.

    The phrase arose from a poor translation used in the English version of the Japanese video game Zero Wing, originally produced by Toaplan in 1989. The infamous quotations were taken from the European localization of the Sega Mega Drive port released in 1992. The arcade version of Zero Wing does not include the quote, nor any other dialogue; the intro for the PC Engine version has CD quality spoken dialogue, but has a completely different introduction. Zero Wing was never released in North America, and therefore never came to the Sega Genesis, the North American Mega Drive.

    "All Your Base" was interesting in that it demonstrated the power of the Internet to quickly spread idiosyncratic messages that would never have been covered by the traditional mass media. Although the fad has since died down, the phrase continues to be one of the most commonly quoted examples of "Engrish". The phrase is also often used as a battle cry on many competitive video games, particularly ones played over the Internet.

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    I'm glad someone appreciated it!

    Just think, in interest payments alone, how much money tweleve.org has created for our users. Not only have we worked together to win over $1 Million in jewels, but we did it all in 7 months.

    A tip to the token finders: DON'T TAKE THE CASH EQUIVALENTS.... those are just made up numbers and have ___NO RELATIONSHIP_____ to the value of the prizes.... it's not like winning the lottery and taking the lump sum. Stadther could have made those all $5.

    Call an accountant or an attorney (not that they're worth it) but there are tax consequences to all of this so get your facts straight before you decide to take the cash vs. possession of the jewel. All said and done after you take possession, sell, and pay taxes, you could be substantially better off if you get some expert advice.

    If you didn't add them up, the COMBINED value of those cash substitutions is only $300k ... a far cry (even after taxes) from the Million!!!

    Any way, Congrats to all of you who made this possible, who found, who figured, who shared, and who dared. This simple forum truly has been one of the most spectacular group efforts of all time... sure it's not the pyramids, and sure it's not the cure for cancer... but it's an accomplishment you should all be proud of.

    Over the course of this hunt, Twelevers have won an average of $5,142 per day.

    Time to pay up Mikey!

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    There was a report on the news when I was in Kentucky about gem appraisals. The art of appraising gems isn't completely sound. Generally the gemilogical companies try to find a best estimate for the items they appraise but noone is perfect.

    Gems are still graded by the human eye which leaves many things to be very subjective. In addition to the flaws in the appraising they resellers for these gems often inflate the prices of jewelry so they can reduce the price so you think you are getting a sale.

    The bottom line is the value of jewelery is only worth what someone else would pay for it. An appraisal is a good estimate but often time it's 30-50% over rated so the retailers can lower the prices to offer discounts yet still make a profit from thier inventory.

    I'm not saying that this could happen to these jewels but an push or shove on the appriasal could raise these a bit to make the prizes equal a million dollars.

    Granted there are other things to think about to. The jewels are unique to the story and the treasure hunt genre. Which will raise their value. But they could lose value over time when people start to forget about the book and the hunt. So it's a risk keeping the jewels that is nearly 50/50. This book could explode creating a very big buzz leading to multiple hunts by many authors all over the world or it could fade away like Masquerade.

    Yet they are beautiful and I know I would keep the jewel but there is a lot to think about.

    Peace!

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    whawhawhaaat about Pook?
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    Default Read, Read, Read the fine print.

    Read the fine print. I mean really read the fine print.

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    Default Re: Read, Read, Read the fine print.

    Quote Originally Posted by OSTCJEFF
    Read the fine print. I mean really read the fine print.
    And find _WHAT_ exactly?

    And what was your "enlightening story" that you eluded to here:
    http://www.tweleve.org/forum/viewtop...ghlight=#32571
    JEPOSE??

    This tease-and-don't-respond is childish and annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabunk
    I guess I don't get it...

    As if the puzzles didn't make me feel dumb enough....


    I'm with you. I think that MS designed this hunt for guy geeks. No offense, but I just don't make the cut there. I'm one of those "Parents and Children of All Ages" that he says the fairy tale is for.
    I'm one of the older children.

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