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"A Modest Proposal" (apologies to Jonathan Swift)


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#1 Arne Saknussem

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:24 PM

I shall now humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection.
 
Each party to the contest shall enter one complete car conforming to all rules, regulations, and specifications pertinent to the class contested.  Said car shall be placed in a restricted area which shall be called the Slotcar Pool of Friends (SPOOF).  The race shall be conducted under the close supervision of several good persons of saintly character and goodness (such time may be required to locate the same that organizers are advised to begin the hunt early).
 
Upon the conclusion of the wholesome and comradely competition, the SPOOF shall be reconstituted, then disbursed at random with the exception that no competitor may leave the event in possession of the same car that he (or she) entered originally.
 
The impartial, saintly arbiters of the competition shall maintain close scrutiny of the said disbursement so as to ensure that no pre-event arrangement or quid pro quo exists between or among participants to circumvent this process which will, if it be allowed to continue as proposed, level the playing field to as perfect a plane as may be humanly possible,
 
I would advise that the above mentioned good persons of saintly character and goodness be garbed in robes and hoods that their identities shall be kept in the utmost secrecy to shield them from the affrontsinsults, and indignities that will, I have no doubt, be hurled at them.
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:26 PM

This appears to be an almost verbatim rip off of the Powerplant Pool of Friends (POOF) Mission statement.

Since slot car racing has existed for almost a century relying on rules that were both made and enforced in an arbitrary and capricious manner, this would seem inimical to our current slot car culture.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:10 AM

The above seems to be a perfect plan. I would however suggest that the search for impartial , saintly arbiters begin now if this SPOOF is to take place prior to 2023.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

Will the participants be referred to as Spoofees or Spoofers?


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 12:47 PM

Yes Fred, yes they will.


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#6 Arne Saknussem

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:13 PM

Will the participants be referred to as Spoofees or Spoofers?

 

I think "Spoofians" would be a best but "Spoofials" might work as well..


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#7 Arne Saknussem

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:54 PM


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