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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yogi View Post
    Like everyone else, I was assuming LD had won this one long ago. Congrats to finally getting your due!
    The truth is, I think my last AAR was written before this initiative began, so I had nothing on the go that allowed me to qualify.


    But now that I'm here, thanks for the shout out coz. It's appreciated.

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    So thanks for the recognition. I accept it in the manner it was given. With gratitude.
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    Congrats Lord Durham! This award for you has been long overdue.
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    Very many congratulations Bruce. Perhaps we can hope to be honoured with an individual AAR sometime?
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    very cool. congratulations Lord Durham

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    Congratulations Lord Durham!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asd21593 View Post
    Congrats, Lord Durham!
    Double congrats. LD ought to appreciate that. See five posts up.
    Last edited by coz1; 19-01-2009 at 20:59.
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    My apologies for the delay in passing along this honour. There are so many great AARs out there that I had a tough time finding a successor. That said, I've come to enjoy the characters of Brian, Donnchad, Agathe and Enna in the wonderful, but woefully slow-to-update AAR: Of Men Great and Small by

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    Congratulations old friend. I always feel stupid when I realize I am not reading one of your AARs, they are all so superb. But as you well know, if I'm not there in words, I am in mind


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    Nice. Congrats Hardraade! Enjoy the week.
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    Gratz Hardraade!

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    Very nice, a hearty congrats Hardraade
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