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Jon Skeet has recently agreed to sign items at DevDays London. Now is your chance to declare what you want the Skeeter to sign for you within reason1


1 I'm lying. No it doesn't have to be within reason.

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It's Friday afternoon somewhere! –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:35
    
Reason not required but it has to be within reason :( That's a sham if I've ever seen one. –  Ian Elliott Jul 24 '09 at 13:36
    
Ian: I should have probably worded that differently. It does -not- have to be within reason. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:37
    
If I am not mistaken, it would be Friday afternoon in Jon Skeet's neck of the woods. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:38
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Reported since I don't have any close votes yet. Enjoy your brutal moderation! –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:39
    
It is indeed Friday afternoon. You're extremely silly, which is a good thing. –  Jon Skeet Jul 24 '09 at 13:39
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Maybe we need "FridayAfternoonOverflow - the site where it's always Friday afternoon." –  Jon Skeet Jul 24 '09 at 13:40
    
Welbog: It's a good thing I'm not a mod here yet! I would be in a pickle having to respond to my own post! –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:41
    
<brutalModeration>thwack</brutalModeration> –  Marc Gravell Jul 24 '09 at 13:45
    
"I'll sign anything you like (within reason)." - Jon Skeet!!! –  Ian Elliott Jul 24 '09 at 13:46
    
@Marc Gravell: Can I just submit a report to have you increase my rep to a billion so I don't have to report things like this to you anymore? –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:47
    
Of course you can! It won't help of course (not least: I have no ability to grant rep, and rep doesn't give you extra flags), but feel free! –  Marc Gravell Jul 24 '09 at 13:55
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@Marc Gravell: OK, submitted. –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:59

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A cheque or contract. Don't worry, I'll fill in the number / specifics later...

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And the oversized fuzzy bunny slippers. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:47
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What, these slippers? yoda.arachsys.com/pics/calling/pic10.jpg –  Marc Gravell Jul 24 '09 at 13:49
    
That's awesome. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:51
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@Ian: At least I won't have purple hair... yoda.arachsys.com/pics/grin.jpg –  Jon Skeet Jul 24 '09 at 14:10

If Jon Skeet signed an unsigned int, would it still be unsigned?

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I would ask him to sign my signature.

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Paradox ! –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:42
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Next challenge: Jon Skeet must sign a paradox. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:43
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Huh, what does this have to do with obsolete database engines? :-) –  Brian Knoblauch Jun 23 '10 at 13:50

I won't be there, so I can't have him sign anything.

However, my offer still stands, and this time I'll bump it up:

I will put 100 British Pounds into the pool for Jon to give a talk with his right hand as a sock puppet (context).

Addendum: I'll double the amount if the sock puppet is a pony named TXI.

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That's more like it. –  TheTXI Jul 24 '09 at 13:45
    
Does he have to give the sock puppet a funny voice? I don't think it will be as good if he just has to flap a sock puppet around. He should hide behind a podium while doing a funny voice for the pony puppet. –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:46
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Mr Flibble says: "Use Joda Time, boys!" –  Jon Skeet Jul 24 '09 at 13:53
    
youtube.com/watch?v=hKHLOo1WgDQ for non-Red Dwarf fans. I'm not wearing a gingham dress though. –  Jon Skeet Jul 24 '09 at 13:54
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The puppet talk must be filmed. Even if nothing else is filmed, this must be! –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:59

The Queen's forehead.

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I would be terribly impressed if the queen visited Dev Days. –  XMLbog Jul 24 '09 at 13:56

I'd get him to sign his name directly onto a boolean value, just cuz he probably could ; )

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Ah yes, the ol' signed boolean type. Very useful for when negative true != positive false! –  Brian Knoblauch Jun 23 '10 at 13:51

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