On March 11, 2001, at 1:30 P.M. EST (6:30 P.M. GMT), the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, with comments made on the #peanut-gallery discussion. Should you not wish to see those comments, an expurgated version is also available.
inky walks up to the podium and taps the microphone a few times.
(From Gunther) MrPianoman comes out on stage.
Mona says (to Sargent), "don't try to deny it"
mcp whispers, "Pssst! I just got off the monorail from Lychee. Got any Silver?"
Adam says, "...and you are sufficiently white"
BoingBall says, "many microphoned scarlet podium"
Rob says (to inky), "speak UP"
inky says, "um, hEL**&$*((*@"
Adam says, "(unlike your bassist)"
markm says, "OK, folks. Banter to #peanut-gallery"
inky says, "er."
Jota doesn't applaud this one. Once burned, twice shy.
Paul says (to Adam), "Yay"
inky goes backstage and has a hurried consultation.
inky says, "man, that's the last time I hire the Failsafe guys to work on the sound system"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "B@D M1cr0_ph=0neE"
[peanut-gallery] llamaboy has joined the channel.
eileen has left.
jwalrus says, "hee"
PerrySimm has arrived.
[peanut-gallery] Ender says, "Hee"
eileen has arrived.
Adam says (to inky), "Heh"
[peanut-gallery] mcp says, "that was a stage whisper"
inky says, "anyway -- welcome to the 2000 XYZZY Awards, everyone!"
<Guest3> Alex says, "Awwwk! Word on the street is that you are... um, seven?"
katre says, "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says, "obviously"
Frisco says, "Yay1"
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon says, "Who won last year? I don't remember."
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn has joined the channel.
Tril exclaims, "Woohoo!"
caleb says, "yay"
[peanut-gallery] Ender says, "Hey, I had to ask."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg exclaims, "Doh! I thought it was speedIF!"
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to dilbon), "several people"
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Given the lag, I'm surprised these aren't the 1997 awards"
JDubya cheers (again).
BrenBarn says, "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to adam), "hee"
baf jumps up and down excitedly
maga_dogg stamps his feet
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I guess mud-time really *is* fifteen minutes slow. Someone set the clock back."
Guest3 arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] markm says, "Heh."
LoneCleric does something that seems enthusiastic, but hasn't decided what yet.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to zarf), "Preserving the fifteen minutes of fame the xyzzy awards bring."
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to adam), "it's march 2001, so we ARE lagged if these are the 2000 awards"
[peanut-gallery] ander exclaims, "Wow. My first big event is teh Xyzzy awards!"
[peanut-gallery] Jota exclaims (at LC), "Put that back where you got it from!"
[peanut-gallery] Hloif says (to Gunther), "Hee."
User On Idle The XYZZY Awards are brought to you by BURMA SHAVE. Guest3 01m11 00m22 Visiting BrenBarn 04m28 00m21 Busta busta busta! mclem 04m53 03m25 Kiz 05m31 03m02 avoiding work Urbatain 05m56 00m11 jwalrus 06m49 00m03 @execute(@getfield("3327", "doing")) MikeS 06m57 01m06 baf 06m59 00m38 What a frightful load of non-sequiturs. dfan 07m10 03m10 You gotta be cruel to be unusual Gunther 07m11 00m13 i'm full of hate don't fuck with me Guest1 07m24 04m37 Visiting ander 07m34 00m10 *sigh* llamaboy 09m07 01m35 I still miss you...but my aim is getting better. maga_dogg 10m50 00m33 Oh, so people DO things on this MUD? Dilbon 14m24 00m09 All your Hemohes are belong to us nm 16m44 05m35 Translating 1200-word French palindrome Frisco 17m35 01m03 caleb 36m42 00m58 trial by error PerrySimm 39m05 01m25 veek 39m15 00m50 Staring at my computer screen. mikeo 40m20 04m03 Looking and Learning NamelessAdve41m24 11m49 Ender 45m38 00m54 Pursuing a degree in Ghoggnitive Science Tril 49m17 00m58 Shirking stephenb 49m33 00m48 Jota 50m50 00m03 I thought I changed this yesterday. BoingBall 50m56 01m01 http://www.godhatesfigs.com Lieut 51m20 00m00 Sargent's bidding Adam 51m32 00m49 staring in horror at hot pockets Kays 52m27 00m55 Enjoying a frozen porcine confection Sargent 52m33 00m15 You mean I get the smackdown for free? eileen 54m41 00m40 markm 56m20 00m20 Building my home. @joinc markm-chat today! JDubya 01h01 00m48 Probably sneezing. Paul 01h04 00m22 nailbiting Jaybird 01h05 18m09 Ellison 01h05 55m52 scowling, mostly Rob 01h09 00m22 spread those little wings and fly Somad 01h09 51m45 Oren 01h13 00m58 LoneCleric 01h14 00m17 Playing Comp games like a (slow) maniac zarf 01h15 00m32 03m37 inky 01h25 00m14 all you smart gamblers, put your money on banana wuss 01h39 07m37 katre 01h45 00m28 How do you deicde who gets to wear the squid? Emily 01h48 00m19 Seeking an impassioned cheesemonger. Guest2 02h01 07m02 Visiting Mona 02h32 01m00 seventy-five percent of my diet is in pill form neild 02h33 00m02 power amblin' Jarb 04h10 00m54 Chaos reins. Hloif 14h58 00m03 Black is a moocher and I like it like that... mcp 17h36 00m50 Moleeds. Anna 01d00 00m07 Hungry... hungry... *hungry*... *schep 01d06 14h12 ........................................ *Fink-Nottle 01d15 06h29 I wish I owned half that monkey. Ivan 01d22 09m07 Banzai, I'll see you in COURT! I mean, HELL! *Ryan 01d23 01d05 Chumble spuzz. Alex 02d00 00m07 Awwk! Want ellipsoidal edible kernel of P. amygdalus! Floyd 02d00 12h32 waiting for someone to play with meUptime: 02d00; pollster: Ender; Users online: 59
End of List.
inky says, "before we begin, a couple administrative notes--"
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "Your next big event will be the next XYZZY awards."
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg groans
inky says, "first of all, NO BOOING"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks (of inky), "Who left their headlights on?"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "COUGH"
inky says, "unless you're a ghost"
[peanut-gallery] Mona says (to maga_dogg), "hey, that's my line"
BrenBarn asks, "The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited by copyright law?"
inky says, "(like me)"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent asks, "Boo! What kind of rule is that?"
[peanut-gallery] ander laughs.
[peanut-gallery] (from Gunther) Doe'sGhost boos.
neild exclaims (at inky), "Yay! I mean, boo!"
[peanut-gallery] Dilbon exclaims, "Go for the eyes, Boo!"
[peanut-gallery] JDubya goes and turns off the headlights to his tank.
[peanut-gallery] (from Jota) Ghost1 boos!
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Dilbon), "yay"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "throws small snack items at inky"
[peanut-gallery] llamaboy has left the channel.
[peanut-gallery] Gunther says (to Jota), "yay!"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says (to Jota), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "Oh, and remember, everyone: this channel is logged."
[peanut-gallery] Kiz asks, "hey, should we move alex in here?"
inky says, "second of all, please keep general chit-chat on the #peanut-gallery channel (see help channels for details on channels), and only talk in the room for things like applause and wild cheering"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "no"
BrenBarn cheers wildly
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "perry simm is here"
jwalrus has disconnected.
jwalrus, a millipede, is suddenly confined to Alpha Centauri.
[peanut-gallery] Mona says (to Sargent), "you misspelled "lagged""
Jota applauds BrB's wildy cheer.
Jarb yells, "Skin to win! Er...wrong contest.."
Dilbon cheers mildly.
jwalrus arrives from the west.
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says, "I mean for recapps, for those who come late/get punted"
BrenBarn applauds cheerily.
inky says, "third, the mud has been intermittently lagged lately; we apologize for the inconvenience and hope it's fixed for the moment"
Urbatain says, "wooooohoooooooo"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to Kiz), "Better not."
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says (to Kiz), "I think his random commenting would drive us crazy"
[peanut-gallery] baf has joined the channel.
[peanut-gallery] BoingBall says, "we can always remove him after"
[peanut-gallery] Jota says, "He might n-- right."
[peanut-gallery] Kiz says, "ah, true"
[peanut-gallery] wuss asks, "Wait, is it not started yet?"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says, "love that funky lag."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "no alex on #peanut-gallery, please"
[peanut-gallery] ander loves lag. No, really.
[peanut-gallery] Sargent says, "As I said, this channel will be logged for posterity, so."
[peanut-gallery] Jota says (to wuss), "inky's giving a speech."
inky says, "and, fourth, thanks for all the people that put in effort to make this happen: Eileen Mullin, Neil deMause, and all the other presenters"
[peanut-gallery] maga_dogg says (to sargent), "Our children's children will thank us, doubtless."
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus RTA 'lagged for posterity'.
[peanut-gallery] wuss asks (of Jota's), "Ah, so I didn't actually miss anything, then?"
[peanut-gallery] Jota asks (of Sarge), "Hallia, Ellric, Weeta, etc?"
maga_dogg says, "yay"
Paul applauds *and* cheers wildly.
[peanut-gallery] Frisco has joined the channel.
eileen exclaims, "Right back at you, Inky!"
Jarb claps and whistles...
[peanut-gallery] LoneCleric tries to look good for posterity.
BrenBarn applauds wildly.
BoingBall says (to Paul), "Now you're just showing off."
[peanut-gallery] zarf says, "I will be creating a web page with the main text and the peanut-gallery channel shown in parallel columns."
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to zarf), "oh good"
Guest4 arrives from the west.
jwalrus says, "yay everything"
mikeo says, "@joinc peanut-gallery"
[peanut-gallery] BrenBarn says, "Cool"
Guest4 says, ""hello!""
[peanut-gallery] Paul says (to zarf), "Yay"
[peanut-gallery] Urbatain has joined the channel.
[peanut-gallery] Adam says, "Yeah, perpendicular columns would just be confusing"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says, "someone needs to help mikeo there"
<Sirrus> Sirrus has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] stephenb has joined the channel.
inky says, "oh, and if you're a new character, don't forget to type @set me = expert"
Adam says, "But guests can't"
<pop> pop has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] mcp says (to posterity), "VOID:CORPORATION was released in the year 2000 but not nominated for any awards"
Guest4 says, ""Sirrus, how are you? X-D ""
jwalrus says, "if you're a guest, you should get an account"
mikeo says, "@joinchannel peanut-gallery"
<mnovelli> mnovelli has connected to ifMUD.
[peanut-gallery] jwalrus says, "we should make a list of games we wnated to nominate but couldn't"
[peanut-gallery] Rob says (to adam), "hee hee"
Gunther says (to mikeo), "try without the " in front"
Urbatain says, "ey, im in the chat"