Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Baker of '69

For Hippo, and Futurebird.
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I'm sure [Hippo] is a far more rounded individual than me, but if he had my demons he'd be glued to the halfbakery, obsessing about the fact that one of his ideas is just one vote short of the big 7-0.

Obviously, I'm envious of his humungous 69 votes, but to me it seems sad that he can't get that extra vote to take "small piece of paper with 3 4-digit numbers written on it" upto the next milestone. I've already voted, so I can't help. The same is true for [Futurebird]'s "Nightshift Towers".

This is my ode to all 'bakers in a similar predicament, set to the tune of Bryan Adams' Summer of '69.

He got his first real laptop
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Typed ideas till his fingers bled
He was the baker of '69

Hippo sat and thought a while
Had an idea and he baked real hard
Found some paper with some numbers on
So that the fraudsters couldn't use his card

Oh when I look back now
That idea took off so damn fast
And if I had the choice
I'd give it two warm croissants
It was the best he'd ever baked***

Ain't no use in complainin'
Once you've got a bun or two
You taste success but then the voting stops
And there’s nothing left for you to do

Sitting at his screen that night
He knew that he could wait forever
He kept on staring at the ‘recent’ screen
He knew that it was now or never
It was the best he’d ever baked***

His votes are stuck on '69

Man we were killin' time
We were young and restless (ahem)
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever - forever, no

And now the votes aren’t changin'
Look at the anno’s that have come and gone
Sometimes when he taps that old keyboard
He thinks about it wonderin’ what went wrong

Sitting at his screen that night
He thought “it’s 69 forever”
He’d love to get just one more vote
He knew that it was now or never
It was the best he'd ever baked***

His votes are stuck on '69

*** Technically, it’s not the best he ever baked. “Film Noir House” had many more votes, and I personally prefer “Hippo’s Silent Dodgy Windchimes”

Fishrat, Dec 04 2003

Bryan's Lyrics http://users.pandor...us/bryan_adams.html
Summer of '69 [Fishrat, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Vanity list http://www.halfbake...:i=:t=Vanity_20list
[hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I'm touched. I suppose, in theory, *I* could always vote for it...
hippo, Dec 04 2003
  

       Nice lyrics, nice sentiment, no idea though so strictly you should expect [mfd]s aplenty. There's something to be said for scoring a 69.
dobtabulous, Dec 04 2003
  

       dob, its in hb: song. no idea strictly necessary.
po, Dec 04 2003
  

       Oh, very nice, [Fishface]. Welcome to the songsters union.
k_sra, Dec 04 2003
  

       I raise my lighter to you, [Fishrat] +
Letsbuildafort, Dec 04 2003
  

       *I tried in vain to vote again on hippo's idea, twice on this one. It's up to 71, BTW.
thumbwax, Dec 04 2003
  

       It's up to 74, making this song utterly senseless. Which I like!
Fishrat, Dec 08 2003
  

       I think we should vote this one up to 69 votes. Then either persuade jutta to disable voting on it, or maintain the overall vote balannce by shuffling our votes around.
RobertKidney, Dec 08 2003
  

       Very nice effort fishy. I've got to agree with you about the chimes though. (+)
madradish, Dec 08 2003
  


 

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