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Old 05-10-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Memories from Apogee/3D Realms #4
OK, since Bryan put me up - and Bryan, if I miss part of this, fill in the blanks. I also expanded it bit, because if I went with just "I knocked a bunch of cokes on the floor", it wouldn't be exciting at all.

In our old offices we used to have a Coke vending machine. For ages, it's been my responsibility to fill the Coke machines. We used to get cases of the stuff, and some of you have probably seen pictures of my office with the overflow stock in it over the years.

Anyway, one day we had a fresh order of Coke come in, and I was moving them around. Those who know me know I tend to overload things on the grounds of "I don't want to make more trips than I have to", so I loaded, I don't know 12-15 cases of Coke onto this dolly. Worked great until I tried to tip it backwards so you can roll it. It was stacked TOO high, and it gave in the middle, and the cases of Coke all collapsed on the floor.

As I watched, it was a proto Matrix moment, as it seemed to take forever for teh cans to fall to the floor. I tried to catch it foolishlessly, and it just made all of them fall on the floor. That's 15 cases with 24 cans of coke on the floor. 360 cans of 12oz Coke are rolling all over the lunchroom in every direction. It make quite the loud noise. What's surprising is that out of all those cans, only 4 exploded and shot their contents all over the room. I was expecting quite the geyser of Coca-Cola in the room.

Which prompted as I recall Bryan coming in from the other room, essentially going WTF. That part of the story I don't remember. But after I cleaned up a bit, someone took a picture of me. That picture is attached to this thread. It was also used as a camera captioning contest entry here.

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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Haha funny, i'm sure i can relate to this i'm very clumsy, and have a bad habbit of breaking things, btw nice kicks joe, but i think mine top that now n days




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Old 05-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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Is it sad I remember that camera caption contest for that picture?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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I must say, I am rather enjoying this series.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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Me too. Please post more stories! =D
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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Attack of the cans, lol
did you shop at sams? Were you the shopper too?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:57 PM   #7
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Hey Joe, you should move the legacy interview threads into this part of the forums.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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Hey Joe, you should move the legacy interview threads into this part of the forums.
Those were website pages, they weren't forum threads. And they're not going anywhere, anyway. The website will stay online.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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I think he means the Legacy Interviews' discussion threads.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:26 PM   #10
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Haha omg I'd be pretty embarrassed if that happened to me. Bet you all had some nice flat sodas for the next few weeks/month. :P Love these stories guys, thanks.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:45 PM   #11
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Hey joe stupid question, how much did you guys charge for the soda in the machines .
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #12
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Hey joe stupid question, how much did you guys charge for the soda in the machines .
zero.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:03 PM   #13
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zero.
dang! was thinking... maybe its free. that so sweet.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:08 PM   #14
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That's cool. How much was dental insurance?

jk

At a few x-ray departments I've been at, we do drink/snack funds and just keep it up and running through our own money.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:11 PM   #15
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My brother called the lunchroom the diabetes room once when he was visiting.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #16
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LOL, diabetes room
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:42 PM   #17
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As I watched, it was a proto Matrix moment, as it seemed to take forever for teh cans to fall to the floor. I tried to catch it foolishlessly, and it just made all of them fall on the floor. That's 15 cases with 24 cans of coke on the floor. 360 cans of 12oz Coke are rolling all over the lunchroom in every direction. It make quite the loud noise. What's surprising is that out of all those cans, only 4 exploded and shot their contents all over the room. I was expecting quite the geyser of Coca-Cola in the room.
here.
Priceless. You would make for a good comedian Joe, that phrase was very well written.

LOlz, I image the whole floor fully of Coke and Coke cans.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:19 PM   #18
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I wonder what those signs on the cabinets say.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:21 PM   #19
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I wonder what those signs on the cabinets say.
Nothing exciting, they just describe what was in there, like medical supplies, it depended on which door it was.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:21 AM   #20
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I just had an image of Joe pulling this



with a pitching machine shooting Coke cans at him lol


due to the matrix comment
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:24 AM   #21
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haha rofl thats alot of coke.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:22 AM   #22
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i vaguely remember that caption contest nice to know the story behind it.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:02 PM   #23
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I had that happen to me once working in a shop, having a coke can explode.

That's healthy
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:30 PM   #24
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Lol, that's a lot of Cola! Did you guys manage to finish it all?

All these stories are great, keep 'em coming!
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:04 AM   #25
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Damn, I'm first runner up in that camera caption contest.

Saddest part is that I won a separate camera caption contest and KEPT the freakin coupon thing here waiting for DNF! FUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Ask George if I can get a floor tile of the nuke symbol or something for it!
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:28 AM   #26
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Damn, I'm first runner up in that camera caption contest.

Saddest part is that I won a separate camera caption contest and KEPT the freakin coupon thing here waiting for DNF! FUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Ask George if I can get a floor tile of the nuke symbol or something for it!
Heh. Sounds familiar to me.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:28 AM   #27
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I found two more pictures from this.

They were taken from the webcam which we had going at the time in the lunchroom.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:39 AM   #28
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:56 AM   #29
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you Guys are such Coca-holics
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:36 AM   #30
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you Guys are such Coca-holics
I would have said:
"Damn, didn't knew you guys were such coke heads!"
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:39 PM   #31
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I suddenly have this strange craving for a coke...
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