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Title: This date in history...
Post by: hbelkins on June 22, 2020, 03:12:34 PM
On this date six years ago (6/22/14), the Alanland thread got locked.

Let us lament and not lament its passing.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: renegade on June 22, 2020, 03:17:01 PM
It can stay locked.  This thread should be, too.   :popcorn:
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 22, 2020, 03:21:40 PM
Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Is that legally permitted?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 22, 2020, 03:30:21 PM
Did someone say Goat Jesus? 
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: 1 on June 22, 2020, 03:33:13 PM
(http://geo.dot.ca.gov/ca511dfp/cmsgif.php?p1l1=GOAT%20JESUS%20TESTED&p1l2=POSITIVE%20SO&p1l3=YOU%20DON'T%20HAVE%20TO)
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 22, 2020, 04:12:42 PM

(http://geo.dot.ca.gov/ca511dfp/cmsgif.php?p1l1=GOAT%20JESUS%20TESTED&p1l2=POSITIVE%20SO&p1l3=YOU%20DON'T%20HAVE%20TO)


This ... just ... keeps making me smile.  It takes religion, politics, non-traffic VMS notices, and Ala.nland—and rolls it all up into one nice little inoffensive package.

A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

 :clap:
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Brandon on June 22, 2020, 04:47:02 PM
On this date six years ago (6/22/14), the Alanland thread got locked.

Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Has it been and not been that long already?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 22, 2020, 04:48:26 PM
Has it been and not been that long already?

Yes but, on the other hand, it has officially been that long already.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: US71 on June 22, 2020, 05:34:13 PM
On this date six years ago (6/22/14), the Alanland thread got locked.

Let us lament and not lament its passing.

 :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:

Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 22, 2020, 05:41:46 PM
Has it been and not been that long already?

Yes but, on the other hand, it has officially been that long already.

Don’t forget, it has also been unofficially that long as well. 
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 22, 2020, 05:43:46 PM
On this date six years ago (6/22/14), the Alanland thread got locked.

Let us lament and not lament its passing.
We should unlock it, as there was no harm in keeping it around. I will say that we are better about not bringing up Alanland too much than a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 22, 2020, 05:45:18 PM

(http://geo.dot.ca.gov/ca511dfp/cmsgif.php?p1l1=GOAT%20JESUS%20TESTED&p1l2=POSITIVE%20SO&p1l3=YOU%20DON'T%20HAVE%20TO)


This ... just ... keeps making me smile.  It takes religion, politics, non-traffic VMS notices, and Ala.nland—and rolls it all up into one nice little inoffensive package.

A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

 :clap:

I just wonder what the Grand Alan ordered for lockdown restrictions?   Maybe can someone can enlighten us?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 22, 2020, 05:49:31 PM
It can stay locked.  This thread should be, too.   :popcorn:
Why do I always imagine you has some grumpy old man? (no offense)
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: webny99 on June 22, 2020, 08:36:37 PM
  It takes religion, politics, non-traffic VMS notices, and Ala.nland—and rolls it all up ...

Not to mention history and current events.


A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

I respectfully disagree. That particular aspect of Ala.nland has always been one that I have tremendous disdain for, and if I ever were to stop coming to this forum, that would certainly be among the reasons why.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Hwy 61 Revisited on June 22, 2020, 08:50:51 PM
There are 1,999 posts in the thread, but #1998 and #1999 claim to be the 2,000th.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: webny99 on June 22, 2020, 08:59:10 PM
There are 1,999 posts in the thread, but #1998 and #1999 claim to be the 2,000th.

Somebody must have deleted a post. Probably the person that claimed it the second time deleted one of their own posts to bring it back down to 1999, and then someone has deleted a post since. You can delete posts even from locked threads.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: 1 on June 22, 2020, 09:01:19 PM
Reply #1998 was post #2000 at the time. Reply #1999 was reply #2000 at the time. (Note the difference between post and reply.) The deletion came later.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Hwy 61 Revisited on June 22, 2020, 09:07:00 PM
Reply #1998 was post #2000 at the time. Reply #1999 was reply #2000 at the time. (Note the difference between post and reply.) The deletion came later.


Ah, I see.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on June 22, 2020, 10:51:15 PM
19 years ago today...
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/misc.transport.road/rQMW_gTyHkU
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on June 23, 2020, 03:23:27 AM
I prefer to remember 2014/6/22 as the date I was able to [redacted due to inappropiatedness, so don't ask].
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 23, 2020, 09:04:37 AM
19 years ago today...
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/misc.transport.road/rQMW_gTyHkU
What is the meaning of that?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: stridentweasel on June 23, 2020, 11:00:54 AM
Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Is that legally permitted?

Is it legally permitted to be in the left lane when you are and are not passing?  :-o
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: hbelkins on June 23, 2020, 11:05:30 AM
On this date six years ago (6/22/14), the Alanland thread got locked.

Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Has it been and not been that long already?

I was reminded in a Facebook memory. It honestly doesn't seem like it's been that long.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: formulanone on June 23, 2020, 11:11:33 AM
Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Is that legally permitted?

Is it legally permitted to be in the left lane when you are and are not passing?  :-o

Yes, it was proclaimed by the Eighth Grand Alan. However, there was no 8th Grand Alan.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 23, 2020, 02:26:32 PM

A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

I respectfully disagree. That particular aspect of Ala.nland has always been one that I have tremendous disdain for, and if I ever were to stop coming to this forum, that would certainly be among the reasons why.

Yeah, as soon as I typed that, I realized it might not be true.  OTOH, I do think we religious people can take the little things in life way too seriously sometimes.






Let us lament and not lament its passing.

Is that legally permitted?

Is it legally permitted to be in the left lane when you are and are not passing?  :-o

Yes, it was proclaimed by the Eighth Grand Alan. However, there was no 8th Grand Alan.

Umm.  No.  It was proclaimed by the 8th Grand Alan.  There was no Eighth Grand Alan.  This was discussed in quite some detail in Bachrach's seminal history[1 (https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttttz0w)] of the Alans.

The short explanation is that the 7rd Grand Alan was given a manuscript of a text originally written by Cardinal Alan Banastre[2 (http://www.1066.co.nz/Mosaic%20DVD/library/Battle%20Roll/battle_abbey_roll1/battle_abbey_roll1.html)] in the late 12th Century (13th Alanary), in which was found the following statement:

Quote from: Capras et putri, Cardinal Alan Banastre, ca. 1170, 2.144
Septem numere, si au numerele i eget velit congue vandenilis.[3 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=deut+14&version=VULGATE)]

Due to dialectical differences[4 (https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~crainey/pages/goat3.html)] between medieval and modern Alantin, the 7rd Grand Alan misinterpreted the text to be a dogmatic interdict barring the use of ordinal numbers, spelled out in full, for civil titles unless specifically approved by the Council of Alans[5 (https://goo.gl/maps/SAm9zVRQAg5r2zon8)].  He subsequently issued the Dukes and Alans Edict[6 (https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/select_committee_on_agriculture_food_and_the_marine/2001-05-23/4/)] (also known as the Alan Dukes Edict), which included an amendment declaring his successor to be known only as the 8th Grand Alan and not as the Eighth Grand Alan.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Scott5114 on June 23, 2020, 05:51:47 PM
  It takes religion, politics, non-traffic VMS notices, and Ala.nland—and rolls it all up ...

Not to mention history and current events.


A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

I respectfully disagree. That particular aspect of Ala.nland has always been one that I have tremendous disdain for, and if I ever were to stop coming to this forum, that would certainly be among the reasons why.

There are lots of reasons to have disdain for Alanland. The fact that it makes no sense at all should probably be high up there, right under the fact that they make all sports players wear ponchos as uniforms and the use of compressed Series E(M) for everything.



To answer a question nobody asked, one aspect of Alanland has actually survived into the present day. In my Dungeons & Dragons game, the capital city is named Quindaro, as a nod to Alanland's capital (not that anyone but me gets the joke). So in some sense, a small part of Alanland is still alive and well.

(Maybe some day I should make a thread about that. There are sign drawings, after all.)
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 23, 2020, 06:36:39 PM
  It takes religion, politics, non-traffic VMS notices, and Ala.nland—and rolls it all up ...

Not to mention history and current events.


A part of me wants to call it sacrilegious, but then I remember how everyone always says "God has a sense of humor".  Well, if that's true, then there's NO WAY wouldn't be laughing at that sign.

I respectfully disagree. That particular aspect of Ala.nland has always been one that I have tremendous disdain for, and if I ever were to stop coming to this forum, that would certainly be among the reasons why.

There are lots of reasons to have disdain for Alanland. The fact that it makes no sense at all should probably be high up there, right under the fact that they make all sports players wear ponchos as uniforms and the use of compressed Series E(M) for everything.



To answer a question nobody asked, one aspect of Alanland has actually survived into the present day. In my Dungeons & Dragons game, the capital city is named Quindaro, as a nod to Alanland's capital (not that anyone but me gets the joke). So in some sense, a small part of Alanland is still alive and well.

(Maybe some day I should make a thread about that. There are sign drawings, after all.)

Didn’t Alanland have it’s own website for awhile?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Scott5114 on June 23, 2020, 06:37:58 PM
It was a wiki on Wikia. I had a link to it in my signature for a while. I have no idea if it's still up. I kind of have to think the folks at Wikia wised up and deleted it by now.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 23, 2020, 06:40:38 PM
It was a wiki on Wikia. I had a link to it in my signature for a while. I have no idea if it's still up. I kind of have to think the folks at Wikia wised up and deleted it by now.

It looks like there was two imposter Alanlands that have been on Wikia since. 
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: formulanone on June 23, 2020, 07:08:48 PM
It was a wiki on Wikia. I had a link to it in my signature for a while. I have no idea if it's still up. I kind of have to think the folks at Wikia wised up and deleted it by now.

It looks like there was two imposter Alanlands that have been on Wikia since. 

Break out the Stuckey's pecan log, because Quindaropedia still active (https://quindaropedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quindaropedia_Wiki).
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 23, 2020, 07:18:49 PM
It was a wiki on Wikia. I had a link to it in my signature for a while. I have no idea if it's still up. I kind of have to think the folks at Wikia wised up and deleted it by now.

It looks like there was two imposter Alanlands that have been on Wikia since. 

Break out the Stuckey's pecan log, because Quindaropedia still active (https://quindaropedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quindaropedia_Wiki).

How is there no Goat Jesus stub? 
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: webny99 on June 23, 2020, 08:05:16 PM
Yeah, as soon as I typed that, I realized it might not be true.  OTOH, I do think we religious people can take the little things in life way too seriously sometimes.

Well, normally I would respond "guilty as charged", but I know it is important to keep a sense of humor, and I seem to manage to do so without much trouble. However, 2020 is nothing if not a year that's made me think I should be taking my faith more seriously, not less.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 24, 2020, 09:20:56 AM
Break out the Stuckey's pecan log, because Quindaropedia still active (https://quindaropedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quindaropedia_Wiki).

I felt obliged to make the edit below (no offense to Scott5114):

(https://i.imgur.com/1ahHIWe.jpg)
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Scott5114 on June 24, 2020, 04:10:02 PM
It was a wiki on Wikia. I had a link to it in my signature for a while. I have no idea if it's still up. I kind of have to think the folks at Wikia wised up and deleted it by now.

It looks like there was two imposter Alanlands that have been on Wikia since. 

Break out the Stuckey's pecan log, because Quindaropedia still active (https://quindaropedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quindaropedia_Wiki).

I am and am not surprised...and I'm not just saying that because of the meme.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: CoreySamson on June 24, 2020, 05:00:22 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: webny99 on June 24, 2020, 05:02:42 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?

A thread in Fictional Highways that was so utterly and absolutely ridiculous that people started having fun with it, and ultimately turned it into a major forum joke: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.0
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 24, 2020, 05:09:33 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?
I'm still trying to figure out that question myself.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: 1995hoo on June 24, 2020, 05:16:14 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?

A thread in Fictional Highways that was so utterly and absolutely ridiculous that people started having fun with it, and ultimately turned it into a major forum joke: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.0

After the moderators locked the thread, people kept making Alanland references, to the point that at one time the moderators set the forum software to treat "Alanland" as a "forbidden word." I don't remember what the word that replaced it was, though, and I note that you can set the forum to leave words uncensored (which is how I now have it set, so I wouldn't see what the replacement was anyway).

Edited to add: I searched the forum for my posts containing the word "forbidden" and found it. For a while, the forum censored "Alanland" as "Magical Place of Destiny." There was a thread about it: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21384.0
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 24, 2020, 05:21:09 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?

A thread in Fictional Highways that was so utterly and absolutely ridiculous that people started having fun with it, and ultimately turned it into a major forum joke: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.0

After the moderators locked the thread, people kept making Alanland references, to the point that at one time the moderators set the forum software to treat "Alanland" as a "forbidden word." I don't remember what the word that replaced it was, though, and I note that you can set the forum to leave words uncensored (which is how I now have it set, so I wouldn't see what the replacement was anyway).
I used to support unlocking the Alanland thread and banning discussion of Alanland outside of it back in 2017-18 but people are better now.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: 1 on June 24, 2020, 05:25:23 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?

A thread in Fictional Highways that was so utterly and absolutely ridiculous that people started having fun with it, and ultimately turned it into a major forum joke: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.0

After the moderators locked the thread, people kept making Alanland references, to the point that at one time the moderators set the forum software to treat "Alanland" as a "forbidden word." I don't remember what the word that replaced it was, though, and I note that you can set the forum to leave words uncensored (which is how I now have it set, so I wouldn't see what the replacement was anyway).

Magical Place of Destiny
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 24, 2020, 06:27:08 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?

A thread in Fictional Highways that was so utterly and absolutely ridiculous that people started having fun with it, and ultimately turned it into a major forum joke: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.0

After the moderators locked the thread, people kept making Alanland references, to the point that at one time the moderators set the forum software to treat "Alanland" as a "forbidden word." I don't remember what the word that replaced it was, though, and I note that you can set the forum to leave words uncensored (which is how I now have it set, so I wouldn't see what the replacement was anyway).
I used to support unlocking the Alanland thread and banning discussion of Alanland outside of it back in 2017-18 but people are better now.

Goat Jesus saves and doesn’t. 
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: formulanone on June 24, 2020, 06:53:06 PM
Ah yes, the time I found a goat and a Keys Shield. A truly magical evening.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49152702543_c4d605c192_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hTss1F)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49153200776_84cbbf079d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hTv17U)
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Brandon on June 24, 2020, 09:29:07 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?
I'm still trying to figure out that question myself.

That could be a legal and could be an illegal thing to do, except every other Saturday when the blue moon is full.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 24, 2020, 10:54:49 PM
Please forgive me for being a jerk (noob question), but what exactly is Alanland?
I'm still trying to figure out that question myself.

That could be a legal and could be an illegal thing to do, except every other Saturday when the blue moon is full.

But it is and isn’t mandatory during a Harvest Moon.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 25, 2020, 11:46:10 AM
Harvest Moon is the official agricultural video game of Ala.nland.  The release version officially approved by statute (alan.alanland.gov/statutes/rev2010/sec2/hrc/408/ (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1714&ChapterID=41)) is the 1992 single by Neil Young, and it is only approved to be played at 33 RPM, regardless of format.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: Scott5114 on June 25, 2020, 04:15:20 PM
Harvest Moon is the official agricultural video game of Ala.nland.  The release version officially approved by statute (alan.alanland.gov/statutes/rev2010/sec2/hrc/408/ (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1714&ChapterID=41)) is the 1992 single by Neil Young, and it is only approved to be played at 33 RPM, regardless of format.

And here I was about to make a Stardew Valley reference, but I didn't think anyone would get it.
Title: Re: This date in history...
Post by: kphoger on June 25, 2020, 04:23:17 PM
I was about to make a Stardew Valley reference, but I didn't think anyone would get it.

Go ahead.  You might be correct.