Python Army members: a call of duty! Vote for the new RSM

It's not easy to start this blog.. asking you this!!

First of all, as the 4th of October is the Python Anniversary and we are members of Pythonline.com (the official website!) we should do something.

Second, to do something we need a new RSM: I know that nobody can replace Andrew/Biggles and I know that some of you doesn't even know him... but lifes goes on and we don't live in the past hoping that it comes again!!!

Third, I've asked someone to be one of the candidates.. but at least there are only two on 6 I thought at the beginning.

What I am asking you is to choose one of the pythonline.com members to be the new chief of the Python Army.

If you don't have any clue, you can look back at mashes, Brian Sightings and other stuff like that!

Don't worry if you don't ask in advance!

Here follows some notes: please read them carefully. For other questions, please contact me.

Mode of Candidating:
the candidate must have:
1) great fantasy
2) enough spare time
3) MashCast working properly
4) Photoshop or any other image editor programme.

when deciding to be a candidate, contact me so that I can add the member to the candidate list.

Mode of voting:
the electors must:
1) choose just ONE candidate
2) vote for someone that is not himself
3) vote just once, but post comments as much as he/she wants
4) if you feel too shy to post your vote in here, send a private message to TheSister91

SPAMMERS CAN'T VOTE!!!

My vote will be the last one on Sunday 27th of September.

Scott (scottp) gave me the permission to do this blog, also because he cares very much about the PA and cared a lot about Andrew.

the two candidates are (by common deal):

1) BroMaynardG
2) Hanri

vote from now until September 27th.

there's another candidate in the list: gna42.
Vote for her if you haven't done it yet!

Bro: 6 votes
gna42: 3 votes
Hanri: 11 votes
TheSister91: 2 votes

keep voting please!

vote today and tomorrow before the election closes!

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Lancaster Bomber at 5:40 pm September 09

An interesting response. Death is exactly what I meant. Please clairify "silly sentences" as you are getting personal.

If you don't want big kids on the site then spank me, and I'm off.

fyi "shut your mouth once AND for all"

p.s.
There must be some other method of helping with the decision. Hanri's mashes and the swingometer swings one way. Bro's posts and it swings right back with no wobble in the middle. The swong and the swang are both fine.

TheSister91 at 2:19 am September 10

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Lancaster Bomber at 4:35 am September 10

Ah ha. Just checked your profile - now I understand. Did not realise you were of such delicate age and experience.

I apologise if I unintentionally offended anyone in this thread. I will now post only articles/images with artistic or historic interest.

This photo is of a medieval bridge I regularly use when crossing the Loire in France

TheSister91 at 5:06 am September 10

it isn't such a great view... bof!

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Johnnyrose at 1:38 pm September 10

...consider the lily consider the lily,so beautiful,and so fragile too...

"Welease Bwian!"

TheSister91 at 1:22 am September 09

1) unfortunately I don't know evry Python Army member in this site!

2) I did the BLOG because I know it's something that can be easily kept up with comments and so on

3) since I have my own division, I daily receive message from my "team".

4) coming back to point 1, I can't ask every single person to vote!! It'll take a BILLION YEARS!!!

I accept your suggestion, and I'm going to edit something.

thanks anywway!

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caroliinee at 3:15 pm September 10

No, you misunderstand me haha :)
You don't have to tell everyone to vote. People read this blog, they decide to to vote for, then they PM you with the candidate of their choice. Easy, simple, confidential.

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CamelSpotter at 8:13 pm September 08

I would much prefer to send my vote in a private message as well. Thanks for addressing this, Caroline.

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BroMaynardG at 3:17 am September 09

Myanmar!

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TheSister91 at 4:47 am September 09

.. they would vote for you!

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BroMaynardG at 3:17 am September 09

Myanmar!

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BroMaynardG at 5:23 pm September 08

Sit on your touche and soon we will all be sailing on the wide AcountantSea!

Vote For Me!

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Johnnyrose: HANRI!

Yes Siri, I vote for Hanri!

(Sorry, Bro...)

"Welease Bwian!"

BroMaynardG at 2:47 pm September 08

I Promise!

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Johnnyrose at 3:23 pm September 08

... the A flue?

"Welease Bwian!"

BroMaynardG at 3:27 pm September 08

if You Are Buns Up Kneelin'

Vote For Me!

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Hanri at 2:39 pm September 08

Thanks Johnny. Yes We Can!

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Please be gentle with me, I come to pieces, literally!

crzyltvn: The toughest decision I've had to make in a looong time. I'll come back when I've pondered this through.

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Well you're dead now, so shut up!

BroMaynardG at 7:13 am September 08

Myanmar!

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Hanri at 7:15 am September 08

the record's stuck the record's stuck the record's stuck the record's stuck the record's stuck

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Please be gentle with me, I come to pieces, literally! --literally! --literally!

crzyltvn at 7:14 am September 08

I'm still pondering.

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Well you're dead now, so shut up!

TheSister91: members can't CANDIDATE people, but just VOTE for them!

As for the electoral campaign, I thought that all the stuff under the mash button and in the Brian Sighting as mush as in the other gallery would be enough for you to decide!

thank you for your attention.. and vote with your heart in the left hand and the mouse in the right one!!

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HOMBRE DE HIELO: First of all, an interesting candidate would be "what_the_fuck" just for entertainment value.
Then we move to the nominees, the first being Hanri, from Finland & likes Rammstein. That's a plus, I think.
Then we have BroMaynardG. Oh boy, where to start? Certainly a prodigious, prolific & sometimes profound member of our community but, he is/was a lawyer. Ouch.
Oh well, everyone can make a mistake in life. Here is mine, I'll vote for the Bro.

Lemming_Of_The_BDA: sound perfect for the job!
It might be a hard vote for me. I'm such a waffler...

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TheSister91 at 10:36 am September 08

if you are a waffer, then vote with your inside!!!

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CamelSpotter: This will be a wonderful tribute to Biggles. I'll be back later to vote...it's too difficult a decision. Though I wonder whether either of the candidates will be doing any campaigning around the site in the form of MashCast, Photoshop, etc?

In the meantime, congratulations to both Bro and Hanri! Your nominations are truly deserved, and a great recognition of your dedication to the PA.

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Mr Nudge: Now this is a great idea!

First off, congrats to Hanri and Bro for making the top two ^-^

Second, wow. It's gonna be hard to vote.

Hmm.

Nice picture Bro, btw. 17 is a great year for most.

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Johnnyrose: ... so Hanri: yes you can!

"Welease Bwian!"

BroMaynardG at 1:58 pm September 07

Vote For Me!

Myanmar!

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TheSister91 at 1:04 am September 08

you can't block their conciences...

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Johnnyrose at 1:59 pm September 07

Bro: yes you can!

"Welease Bwian!"

Hanri at 2:00 pm September 07

Bob the Builder: Yes We Can!

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Please be gentle with me, I come to pieces, literally!

Johnnyrose at 2:04 pm September 07

Branri: yes they can!

"Welease Bwian!"

Hanri at 2:08 pm September 07

more like Brandy..... I thought you were a Port sort of fellow. :)

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BroMaynardG at 5:41 am September 08

Myanmar!

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BroMaynardG at 5:40 pm September 13

For some Legal Research

Impotent Stuff!

No time to dilly or dally

Mucho Euros!

'Scuse Me!

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MontyPython93: I vote for you... Can I do that? :O

TheSister91 at 9:54 am September 07

you are free to vote whoever you want.. even if it isn't between the candidates!
thanks btw!! XD

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MontyPython93 at 11:31 am September 08

You're welcome :)

BroMaynardG at 11:32 am September 08

Myanmar!

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flopsy_mrs: afther much thought i think hanry must become the new rsm

gr iris

it bloody repeets

BroMaynardG: Warrant Officer Maynard, at your service.

Just promoted from Wait Staff on the Love Boat when Fred became a Senator.

Myanmar!

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BroMaynardG at 7:56 am September 07

Warrant Officer Maynard G.!

(Incl. # 22 - The Nipple!)

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HOMBRE DE HIELO at 10:43 pm September 07

How did that Village People thing work out for you?

TheSister91 at 7:32 am September 07

seems like you came out from Animal House!! can I use that pic for your CSI badge??? pleaaase tell me yes!!! XD

ps rember to vote for someone.. or try again later! :)

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BroMaynardG at 7:54 am September 07

But that was from like 1983, when Myanmar WAS Burma!

Myanmar!

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BroMaynardG at 8:51 am September 07

In The Python Navy! (Cannibalism Is A Myth)

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BroMaynardG at 6:11 am September 08

Cannibalism, which recieved its name only when Columbus landed in the Carribean, is connected with seafaring throughout history. Already Odysseus, during his zick-zacking across the Mediterrenean, had to experience how members of his crew were torn apart and eaten alive. But cyclops didn't do it out of necessity or distress, but from lust and greed, and thereby became the ancestor to those cruel wild people that started to shock and fascinate the minds of the old world during the time of the big discoveries. One of the greatest discoverers of them all, the most famous Captain Cook was killed and eaten in Hawaii. This gave the man-eater a function, by seperating civilisation from barbary: "He who eats a man, is no man." But the disgust has a janus' head, especially in studies and salons around the capitals of Europe, because the same wild people also became the ideal for mankind in its primary principle. This way the view to relativity towards our own society was opened. Already in 1580 Michel de Montaigne demanded in his essays (I, 30, Des Cannibales) that it is "more barbaric to delect oneselve at the terminal pains of a living man than to eat him dead; more barbaric to tear an all-feeling body on the torturer's bank, to roast him bit by bit, let him be bitten and eaten by dogs and pigs [...] and, what is even worse, all under the disguise of true belief and piousness, than to roast him and eat him after he has died.

Cannibalism from necessity therefore was morally less reprehensible and was tolerated; in the early 19th century this measure amongst shipwrecked seafarers, was so common, that survivors regularly had to asservate that the hadn't taken to this means as it was commonly suspected of all half-starved shiprecked seamen. Moreover no lawbook in the civilised world had a paragraph about eating a deceased member of your own species, more so since all of those nations were obeying to a ritus - in more or less figurative amounts - that was metaphysical cannibalism focused on the founder of their religion.

Probabl the best documented case of cannibalism at sea occured in 1710 on the english merchant ship Nottingham Hill in front of the coast of Maine were it ran onto a riff. After three weeks of misery the carpenter died and one seaman suggested to eat the body. "After long and intense thought and discussion about the sinfulness of such acting on the one hand and the absolute necessity of it on the other hand", wrote captain John Dean, "beliefs, conscience and so on had to bow down to the irrefutable arguments of our hungry stomachs." But not always did seaman in comparable situation stake to the most ultimate measures. When the brigg Polly on her journey from Boston to the Carribbean was demasted by a storm and the ship ran halfways full of water and drifted rudderless through the Atlantic for 191 days, none of the dead were eaten. Nevertheless they kept their more lucky colleagues alive, because the survivors cut them into pieces, fixed their body parts onto hooks and this way were able to catch enough sharks to remain alive until they were found.

The situation became morally more complex if there was no dead body available for eating. For the first time in the early 17th century a historical case is documented, in which seven Englishmen were driven from the shore of St. Kitts in the Antilles out onto the open sea and drifted there for two weeks, when one of the shipwrecked had the idea to decide by drawing lots, who should be eaten. By all means the lot fell onto the men who made the suggestion and after a second lot decided who the henchman would be, he was killed an eaten.

Probably the most famous of all shipwrecks that included cannibalism is the one of the brigg Medusa, which was documented by two survivors, Henri Savigny and Alexandre Correard, in their famous book and also in an important painting by Theodore Gericault (pictured above). Of the 370 people on board of the Medusa about 150 climbed onto a self-fabricated raft. After spending several night hip-deep in the water and fierce and deadly fights between different parts of the shipwrecked, cases of madness and hallucinations, mutiny and murder, hunger drove the shipwrecked to cut pieces of deceased seaman and eat them. Also the two authors of the documenting book partook of the gruesome meal. All in all they spent more than two weeks on the raft untill finally 15 survivors (of the 150!) were rescued. The rest had died some way or other.

Usually thirst is a bigger problem than hunger, therefore victims were usually first drained of their blood so as not to spoil any of the precious fluid. Next organs with high amounts of liquid in them that also don't keep well - liver, heart or spleen - were eaten. Body parts that had strong links to the human being were thrown away, such as head, feet or hands, also parts of the skin with tatoos on them. The muscle-meat without blood the extremities keep better and could be airdried and ease the most heavy pain of hunger for a few days to come.

On the morning of February 23rd of 1821 the crew of the Dauphin discovered a drifting boat near the Chilean coast. In the boat they discovered two odd looking and gaunt men, who were sitting in a heap of bones, who were "sucking the bones of their colleagues from which they let go only unwillingly." 94 days before a white whale rammed their ship, the whalecatcher Essex, somewhere near the equator and sinked it. At the moment of rescue nobody knew that the fate of the Essex would find its way into literature later on. Edgar Allen Poe got inspiration from this tale of cannibalism for his Arthur Gordon Pym and Hermann Melville, who travelled the sea with a son of one of the survivors of the Essex, worked the attack of the white whale into his great, cosmological novel Moby Dick

But more than this, the custom of the sea, as it was called, was a theme for ballads and sea shantys, of popular novels and of course the sailor's yarn spun in seaside pubs and at night in the lower decks of ships.

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Purple Unicorn at 2:30 pm September 26

Wow I never knew there was so much history attatched to the concept of cannibalism. Some might call such an article tasteless but that may be because they havn`t tried out the famous ``cooking for cannibals`` cook book not to be mixed up with the slightly more popular ``cooking with cannibus`` set.

BroMaynardG at 6:41 am September 08

Myanmar!

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