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    Imagine my surprise at being named fan of the week! (an honor I've never held before). My surprise mostly stemmed from the fact that I am a lousy commmentator. For example, I read rcduggan's HOI2 narrative on Tibet (the name escapes me at the moment) right up to the day it died, and loved it, and never told him so. Same with demokratickid's Ireland Awake! and Kurt Steiner's Book of Deeds (the latter still ongoing).

    safferli's What if the Pope Had 200,000 men is also one of my all time favorites, and I think I could count the comments there on one hand. The same goes for Furor Normannicus, Thrones, Mongolia Calls the Captain Deng, The World is Not Enough, and some dozen others.

    I just don't know how demokratickid, stnylan, pharlge and others can manage to write, read and comment in so many AARs...frankly, you all astound me and if you notice your page view go up by 1 after an update, well that might just be me!.

    Bringing back the CK LibrAARy was actually kind of fun...I got to add in a few things I wanted to see (like a complete AAR list) and it was also a way to give back to a game and an AARLand that has given me so much pleasure. There are moments when I contemplate trying the same with HOI, now that CK is only going to require monthly updating. That is a bigger beast though, so who knows...

    Anyway, I will enjoy my week in the sun and I will spend that time reading and enjoying your fantastic works.

    Thanks AARLand!

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    congrats!!!

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    congrats Alfred.
    I'm really sick of the megathreads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred Packer View Post
    Same with demokratickid's Ireland Awake!
    Thanks! I never knew you liked it! Now, you're forced to comment! That's what being fan of the week does to you...
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    Congratulations, Alfred Packer!

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    Congrats Alfred Packer!

    You know... As someone who comes from the land of Alfred Packer (the historical one), I am curious as to how you came by the name, and decided to take it upon yourself!

    For those of you who don't know..... Hmm... Nope, I'll not bias Alfred's story! (no - don't look it up, let's wait to hear Alfred's take )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rensslaer View Post
    Congrats Alfred Packer!

    You know... As someone who comes from the land of Alfred Packer (the historical one), I am curious as to how you came by the name, and decided to take it upon yourself!

    For those of you who don't know..... Hmm... Nope, I'll not bias Alfred's story! (no - don't look it up, let's wait to hear Alfred's take )

    Rensslaer
    Well, way back in 1999, I was registering for a message board and "jcovington" was taken. I had just read an amusing story about how in the late 1980's, Congressional Republicans introduced a measure to rename the Congressional Cafeteria "The Alferd Packer Memorial Lunch Room." (back in the good old days, when the two parties could make still make silly jokes at each other) So, I picked that for the username, speed fingered and transposed the e and the r and never really worried about it. I've used it ever since.

    The Real Alferd Packer was convicted of cannibalism in the 1870s and was set to be executed only to have it commuted to life in prison on a technicality (apparantly, he ate the people when Colorado was only a territory and was caught when it was a state, which created some sort of jurisdictional questions).

    Also, at his trial, the judge is reputed to have said "Damn you Packer, you Republican son of a bitch, there were six registered Democrats in this county and you ate five of them!"

    Later, his life was made into a musical, which is insane, but quite funny. All in all, the real-life Alferd Packer has added such joy to my life - not just the real story of his life, but also the Congressional joke and the Trey Parker movie, that just typing the name into the logon screen brings me happiness.

    (everything in quotes is paraphrased)

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    Wow, that's one of the best stories behind usernames I have heard/read on these forums!

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    That's hilarious and midly disturbing, Alfred...
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    Mildly disturbing???

    Anyway, congrats...
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    Okay, since I've been on pretty sporadic the last couple of weeks, I am going to pass this off early rather than late and give the next winner a few bonus days in the Sun.

    This is a tough one to choose a successor for. Many of the people I thought of first have already won this award (some, more than once! - which they deserved), so I decided to choose someone who, so far as I know, 1 - hasn't won before, 2 - exhibits great taste by (as far as I know) not actually reading anything I write.

    I see him posting in other AARs I read, he has a cool user name, and he shows a real love of AARLand as a commentator, as a Librarian as as keeper of the ACA archive (which seems to be quite a lot of work)

    I give you: The Swert!

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    gratz swert!

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