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2009-12-01 01:41:40, posting from 220.127.116.11
Due to the fact that we are +- 8 hours ahead of America, it would only make sense that I will be the first to vote. I had to go with good luck as I am sure that it is what will follow all of us.
On a more serious note: I would like to thank everyone for the great friendship I've been showed here. It didn't matter who I was or where I was from, I always felt welcome. I am glad that there is a Google group available to us, but it still with sadness that I bid This or That goodnight.
2009-12-01 01:43:05, posting from 18.104.22.168
1st comment on the last poll. I couldn't sleep, did not have a good night, so good luck it is. Good Luck to Randy and Jen, and the whole Cox family, including mama Cox of course! Good luck to all of our regulars present, and past. Good luck to all of the folks that just dropped in to our amazing little Totopolis now and then. Good luck, and God bless!
2009-12-01 01:44:14, posting from 22.214.171.124
LOL, see Flak, now it's my turn to be 2nd!
2009-12-01 01:45:28, posting from 126.96.36.199
2009-12-01 01:53:55, posting from 188.8.131.52
I have decided to indulge myself today, and stroll down memory lane of ToTopolis. I encourage everyone else to do the same! The following is one of my favorite posts:
Here is my version. The year was 1985, the place, Las Vegas Nevada. Jeremy Stockwell had the good fortune, and misfortune of attending the heavy weight boxing championship. He was seated in the front row, ringside. Amazing seats which he had won from a local radio contest by doing the best Mike Tyson impersonation! He also had the fortune/misfortune of being seated next to Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee! The fight was very exciting, and Jeremy was having a great time, when he decided he was thirsty. He was trying to get the attention of a beer vendor in the next isle over. He was holding up his money, and the vendor was trying to pass him his beer. Unfortunately, Jeremy is a little klutzy, and right when the beer was in front of Pamela, Jeremy fumbled the beer, and it spilt all over Ms. Andersons ample bossoms, at which point, Jeremy tried to grab for the drink, and....well, let's say, groped the wrong thing(s)! This is when Mr. Tommy Lee, being the Verile male that he is came to the aide of the fair young Pamela, grabbing Jeremy by the collar, and was about to pound him into oblivion! Unbelievably, the main fight in the ring was continuing on! Mike Tyson wasn't doing very well, and in an effort to not lose face, because he would need it down the road for major tattoo work, he became enraged, and took a huge bite off of his opponent's ear! At the same moment Jeremy was going to be beaten to a pulp, Mike Tyson turned his head, and spat the chunk of "ear" right into Tommy Lee's eye, temporarily blinding him, and forcing him to release poor Jeremy so that he could run cowering into the Las Vegas night! The End
2009-12-01 02:16:43, posting from 184.108.40.206
My favorite ToT post:
Holy smoke! That was Paul Fankhauser!! Hi Paul!
The beginning of a wonderful thing. Long live ToT.
2009-12-01 04:50:40, posting from 220.127.116.11
Good luck. I'm going to miss ToT, and I hope that good luck will follow our google group and everyone, including myself, will not forget about it.
I have to leave for school now, I'll have to find my favorite ToT post later.
2009-12-01 05:07:59, posting from 18.104.22.168
Ok ToTer's - today is the last day. So even though my time here was short lived, I enjoyed sharing with all of you. And though we have never met, I consider everyone here my friend, so I leave you with a little quote from Mr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
-Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!-
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts, loves and fears with me. I couldn't choose between the two because today is the last poll, so in the words of Edward R. Murrow - "Good Night, and Good Luck."
2009-12-01 06:13:35, posting from 22.214.171.124
I voted for good night, but that's only because we don't say "good luck" in our family.
I don't know if I have a favorite ToT post, but there have been some really interesting ones. I enjoyed making up stories of how Jesse Jackson saved Paul Fanhauser's life ... and how various other celebrities saved other ToTers lives.
The evil twin "controversy" between Jeremy and Jeremie.
I have enjoyed sharing my list of "things that are white that I don't like".
Most of all I have truly enjoyed getting to know all of you. We are a unique community.
"I know someone who lives in Washington who went to college in Indiana!"
"I know a Jew who lives in a podunk town in Indiana - and there's even another Jew who lives on her street!"
"I know a girl in Michigan who loves to write!"
"I know a guy who can build a boat out of junk!"
"I know someone who lives in Africa!"
And on and on and on ...
2009-12-01 06:49:48, posting from 126.96.36.199
I wish I had something witty or profound to say on our last day here in ToTopolis, but I have nothing. So, I'll just say thank you to everyone for the fun polls, the lively conversations, and, most importantly, the friendship.
There are so many good memories... Randy dressed as a super hero trying to fight off a skunk, all of the "missions" Gia sent us on to keep ToTopolis safe from the evil elves, the Seinfeldisms, and the mandatory OTP... the list goes on and on. It's been an awesome ride!
2009-12-01 06:54:32, posting from 188.8.131.52
Good luck to all. I'm all choked up - such an inspired choice! Thanks for being a very special part of our life.
2009-12-01 06:55:33, posting from 184.108.40.206
Although I didn't often comment, I always enjoyed voting and reading others comments on ToT. It will be sad not being able to check the postings while I am at work. I am soooo proud of Randy for developing ToT and for being able to bring so many strangers together. I don't know if he ever thought ToT would become so wide spread. I think that is so COOL! I LOVE YOU, RANDY!!
2009-12-01 07:58:51, posting from 220.127.116.11
Good luck was my selection. It has been fun.
I will miss you guys but, if you want to vote or comment in a less fabulous format, subscribe to the Google group ToTers.
2009-12-01 08:25:08, posting from 18.104.22.168
First let me say that this is a perfect choice for a last poll.
I tried to think of something to say, something that would be meaningful enough. I found only two answers.
I love you, all of you.
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit.
2009-12-01 09:35:55, posting from 22.214.171.124
The ToT Numbers Game
What do these numbers represent? I'll post the answers tomorrow.
2009-12-01 11:57:31, posting from 126.96.36.199
I don't know what more of them are, but I'm going to say that 1 is the number of days that we missed completely (which is true), 146006 is the total number of votes (which is plausible) and 33537 in the total number of comments (which is a stretch).
2009-12-01 12:14:30, posting from 188.8.131.52
Can't forget when SWIF got a little carried away with her name:
triSwiftTheSwiftasaurus rex the Orange Crayon, Alien Vampire, Black and White cookie, Chinese Checkers playing, Reggae listening, Mustard and Cilantro eating, Romanticist Brownie, Monkey-owning Comma Crocodile who is 52% Politically Radical said:
2009-12-01 12:36:59, posting from 184.108.40.206
1096: number of polls run
80: number of polls submitted by Jeremy
7724: number of unused submitted polls
3: number of times Gia sent out a search party to look for Randy because the poll was that late
3: number of in-person meet-ups of those who "met" in ToTland
215: number of distinct commenters
78: number of people who have had their poll run
1: number of times a ToTer Randy had never met called Randy's house (After realizing the video said caller posted included something against the ToT family-style guidelines, he urgently tried to get a hold of Randy to ask that Randy remove the video.)
Good guesses, Gia and emilyisabella. I forgot about Todd calling my house. Funny!
Here are some more numbers that I won't make you wait for:
2009-12-01 13:48:11, posting from 220.127.116.11
Good choice for the last day, Randy.
Feels like this belong here:
The "official" music video/song of ToT
"You could go with this or You could go with that -- You could go with this or You could go with that -- You could go with this or You could go with that..."
It's been real, ya'll.
2009-12-01 14:08:07, posting from 18.104.22.168
One of my favorite posts.
Ooh -- THIS is a good one, too! (the final post on the page by Sir Deputy)
215 = Number of times Sir Deputy called Jeremy Stockwell a JERK! Except that is likely to change between now and tomorrow....hmmm.
2009-12-01 16:45:00, posting from 22.214.171.124
I chose Good Night because it doesn't sound quite as final as Good Luck. But I do wish all of you the best of luck as well as a great night. I enjoyed the polls and the postings also. It was a lot of fun.
2009-12-01 16:49:16, posting from 126.96.36.199
Do you all remember going back in the archives and finding that one weird 1st poll that didn't really exist, and feeling like we found a secret place on some other planet? "Hello o o o o o! Is anyone there er er er?" (echo in the secret place) ;)
2009-12-01 17:10:21, posting from 188.8.131.52
Good Luck. I'll miss this site so much :(
I hope to see you all at the Google group! I'm back at school and busy as anything, but I'll pop in occasionally.
2009-12-01 19:03:17, posting from 184.108.40.206
I just want to wish Phreddie a Happiest of Happy Birthdays tomorrow, since there won't be a tomorrow here. She and Toquey were the only ToTalitarians I ever got to meet. That was definitely one of my favorite memories from ToT! I was so happy every time anyone else got to meet another fellow ToTer, what amazing things have come out of this site! Thank you so much Randy for giving us all this little corner of the world to share with such wonderful people!
2009-12-01 19:08:45, posting from 220.127.116.11
It's 10:04 p.m. here in Ohio. I'm not sure who else is here, but I want to give every single one of you, even if you haven't submitted a comment, a great big virtual hug. I'm not usually at a loss for words, but my sadness has drained me. You'll never know what this family has meant to me. I love you all, past and present, and will never forget our ToT.
2009-12-01 19:09:46, posting from 18.104.22.168
OTP, and out.
2009-12-01 19:16:42, posting from 22.214.171.124
*Hugs Mama Kurian*
2009-12-01 19:22:59, posting from 126.96.36.199
2009-12-01 19:24:41, posting from 188.8.131.52
Good night all .... I love you!
Did you know that when I first made this site there was no user comment feature? In fact, one of the polls I ran with my little group of testers before the site officially launched was "Add a comment feature or Don't add a comment feature?". I originally thought that people would enjoy visiting the site to vote on the poll of the day and to see the result of the previous day's poll, and that would be that. In hindsight, I can't imagine that anyone would go to the trouble of visiting such a site everyday.
So I threw in the commenting part as an afterthought. And you all are what happened.
Thanks for making the last three years a lot of fun.
2009-12-01 19:40:05, posting from 184.108.40.206
It is too hard to pick a best comment or post. There are so many memorable ones...the clogging series, Jeremy vs. Paul, Swiss Miss or Little Debbie. Any of them, really, save for the political discussions.
@MamaK...and everyone - I send my hugs and best wishes. See you all tomorrow on the Google Group.
I'll post the answers to the numbers game on the Google Group. If you want to know what 1115 has to do with ToT (I think you'll be shocked--I know I was), you'll need to read the group tomorrow.
2009-12-01 20:21:46, posting from 220.127.116.11
That's more like it, Sir Deputy.
Good call on adding the comment function, Randy.
2009-12-01 20:26:35, posting from 18.104.22.168
Aww, I missed the group hug! Sorry I'm late! I'll miss this site, but at least we still have google groups.
I chose good night because I don't believe in luck and a good night is better than a bad one.
If anyone is ever in Ardmore, OK send me an email and I might be able to meet up with you! You can find my email on google groups ToT.
2009-12-01 22:01:59, posting from 22.214.171.124
Here it's the 2nd already, but fortunatly for me it is still the 1st somewhere. I read through all the comments, and have such a huge lump in throat now. I think I will miss Gia's grammer comments the most, I had laughed out loud at Paul's comments many a time. Even my daughters is sad that ToT is ending because we always had our own mini poll at night, which caused some funny comments being made by my two teens. I think that is what I will miss the most.............. Thanks for everything Randy.
2009-12-02 03:22:24, posting from 126.96.36.199
Thanks for everything! I very much enjoyed being able to read and comment on a funny, intelligent, and family friendly place on the internet. It is amazing and unique on the internet. I know passed along your birthday wishes for Phreddie mama K. She has not been able to get on as much as she would have liked lately.
I like good night because I love to sleep! It also indicates the coming of a new day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHREDDIE!( Marilyn ), I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-12-02 04:22:04, posting from 188.8.131.52
Randy- I'm going to guess that 3 is the lowest number of comments for any one poll. 1096 or 2081 might be the number of unique users or ISP addresses.
2009-12-02 04:33:04, posting from 184.108.40.206
Truly, this is one of the most unique groups ever. I don't have anything signifigant or profound to say that hasn't already been said (I'm late to the party!) except that I can add how much this little place has meant to me.
Like Snowcat, my family 'got involved' because they'd hear me outright laughing or chuckling over something (elven adventures?) and ask what was so funny. It was because he had so many comments of his own to make that my son had begged me to start posting on his own.
Thanks everyone for this opportunity to get to know many of you over the last few years- Good Night and Good Luck my friends and I hope to see everyone on the ToTers group!
2009-12-02 05:49:27, posting from 220.127.116.11
Glad I made it over to vote on the final poll!
I was one of the original 12 (or however many of us there were). It was a fun way for a few college friends to connect. Then, unbelievably, it turns out that people who had never met any of us thought ToT was pretty cool. (I guess it's actually believable--because everything Randy does is cool!) It was great to see the community that grew around ToT.
Unfortunately as my job responsibilities grew, my posting at ToT became rare--and seemed to be timed around breaks at the university. But ToT has always held a fond place in my heart. Great job, Randy. Great job, ToTers. I will miss knowing that somewhere there is place with two choices, zero context, and infinite fun just waiting for my return.
2009-12-02 06:10:55, posting from 18.104.22.168
Holy smoke! That was Pat Hannon!! Hi Pat!
It's funny that SnowCat and michchick mentioned about their families getting involved with ToT. Occasionally, my oldest child would ask "What was today's This or That?" If I could remember, we we have our own "evening mini-poll" among ourselves.
2009-12-02 06:31:47, posting from 22.214.171.124
Good Luck. Take care everyone! I'm glad to get to chat with some of you on plurk, and elsewhere.
2009-12-02 10:20:25, posting from 126.96.36.199
Farewell, ToT :(
Kid! I was wondering what had happened to you. Go join the ToTers Google Group and let us know what you've been up to.
2009-12-02 20:35:00, posting from 188.8.131.52
Good Night everyone.
2009-12-03 14:01:38, posting from 184.108.40.206
[turns out lights]
2009-12-04 05:39:49, posting from 220.127.116.11
2009-12-08 19:06:05, posting from 18.104.22.168
2010-01-15 22:19:29, posting from 22.214.171.124
This is absolutely heart breaking. I used to be a regular but haven't been here in a couple of years. Then when I come back, it's all over.
Cox family rules.
Good night; there's no such thing as luck.
2010-06-08 16:34:19, posting from 126.96.36.199
Goodbye, this will be missed
and good luck with whatever comes next.
2010-06-11 00:29:59, posting from 188.8.131.52
2010-10-12 10:24:05, posting from 184.108.40.206
It's always good luck. You may not have a good night or a good day, but good luck for the future is always welcome.
2010-12-26 14:30:00, posting from 220.127.116.11
I used to come on here a lot...
I haven't been on here since before it ended, it seems.
I didn't know it was over.
2012-12-29 14:54:25, posting from 18.104.22.168
Christ. This takes me back...
2015-06-29 13:10:10, posting from 22.214.171.124
I had a dream last night that somehow involved ToT. I have spent the last two hours looking through polls and feeling nostalgic.
2015-06-29 14:36:45, posting from 126.96.36.199
Hi, Gia! I'm not confident that I have your email address. Can you contact me through the Cox-tv.com "Contact" page, or maybe direct message me on Twitter (@randykcox)? I'd love to catch up with you.
2016-05-31 19:12:53, posting from 188.8.131.52
I don't know any of you but it's cool that your still here after all these years. Stay real and keep rockin'.
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