It has come to the attention of the AWESOME committee that you have recently exceeded your awesome quotient. Normally this letter would simply serve as a warning and reminder as to your obligations in the LEAGUE OF AWESOME with regards to your display of AWESOME, however your recent display(s) of AWESOME have exceeded the limit beyond all normal care and due reason.

It is with heavy hearts that we are forced to take the following, regrettable, drastic action:

Mr. Balpha, on this day, March 31st, 2010, and henceforth, your membership in THE LEAGUE OF AWESOME is terminated, including all benefits, responsibilities, and services as described in your recently violated contract. You are hereby stricken from all records and are required to turn in your membership license or proof of its destruction. Also any and all other artifacts, including the LOA belt buckle, is to be returned immediately.

We realize that this may come as a shock, and is quite inopportune given the FRIENDS OF THE LEAGUE OF AWESOME cruise you signed up for just around the corner, however we like to think of this as an opportunity - we believe you may in fact be destined (and eligible) for the LUDICROUSLY AWESOME WAFFLERS, and we have sent notice to them of your recent, shall we say, "escapades".

Best Regards,

  • I sense a new meme.
    – C. Ross
    Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 12:27
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    @C. Ross - you don't "sense" memes. You witness their presence after they established themselves. In fact the only fact you called it a meme before it even is just ruined all its chances to become one some day.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 8:11
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    Meme, meme, meme. Wow, these unicorn questions on the right are killing me.
    – Mark C
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 20:02
  • I've just heard a nasty rumor that balpha is leaving stack exchange. I know you'll still be around, but I'll miss you all the same!
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 17:48
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    @AdamDavis Nah, rumors of my leaving have been greatly exaggerated. I'll be around. I've just creatively phrased my tweet in an ambiguous way so that you have to look very closely, and not everyone did :) I appreciate the sentiment, though.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 20:13
  • @balpha I'm glad the unicorn I sent to force you to stay succeeded. A sharpened horn is surprisingly motivating.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 0:57

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This is the Office of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation Benin-Republic Monetary Center, We the (IMF) Received a signal of all the Victims from the Scammers in all West Africa and also your past lost of huge amount of money for past years all about.After going through our file we have to hand over your file to the America Government that are Compensating all the people that have fall in Victim in West Africa.

Therefore the report we got from the American Government is that you are to be Compensate with the amount of (ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLAR ) ($1,500,000USD) Thought you might have spent less or more than that given amount, But with due respect we are apologizing to you to kindly accept this offer as part of the Government Compensating all the Victim over their Lost money.

Dear Victim: At this moment we have gotten an approval from the Ministry Of Finance Dr Mark Padonou to start the transfer Immediately. Be inform that we have started working with Bank Of Africa (B.O.A) All Victim file has been sent to the BOA DEPARTMENT FOR PAYMENT.

Your payment Instrument has been passed to the Bank Of Africa (B.O..A) to start transferring your onward sum amount of ($1,500,000USD) Into your Bank Account of your Choice, For more Explanation you are therefore advice to contact the Banker In charge below with the below details and make your own statement for the next step.


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    Yes! I won the African lottery! All they need is my bank account number to wire me the funds!
    – Earlz
    Commented Mar 31, 2010 at 23:58
  • Oh, wow, thank you for the nostalgic reminder.
    – Mark C
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 20:03

Dear Mr. Balpha,

with interest we, the Sodality of Stunningly Magnificent, have followed your recent expulsion from the organization calling itself "the league of awesome". We have kept close tabs on you, and we all feel that it is time to present you with the once-in-a-lifetime chance that is a permanent position in our very exclusive, highly secretive consortium. We do not constrain our members to arbitrary levels of magnificence under the threat of exclusion like other, more mundane associations do. To us, it is literally the sky that is the limit.

In response to Mr. Anna's smears, here's a few examples what the Sodality has to offer.

  • Free Drinks

  • A free-range Unicorn habitat in the caribbean

  • Means to escort Unicorns through Air Traffic Control to any location in continental europe. International destinations can be arranged

  • An on-call unicorn veterinarian 24 hours a day

If you are interested, please make use of the mass transit system of your city, carrying a salmon-coloured "Financial Times" newspaper.

Please make sure you choose the right transit system. (We are aware of the shortfalls of that particular system but even an organization as influential as ours can afford total control only for one railway, and that one came cheap.)

Ride the system and change trains frequently until you hear a polite announcement through the train's loudspeakers emitted by the actual train driver. That will be your cue. Alight at the next stop. We will be waiting for you.


a friend

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    Does that mean that if you go into space, you are past the limit? Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 0:00
  • Oh great, another phishing scam. Might as well change your name to Pekka419!
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 1:04
  • Okay, I tried to get a salmon-colo(u)red FT, but they only had them in pink. And the BSR personnel was very confused when I asked to use their mass transit system. Now what?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 5:38
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    Mr. @balpha please refer to my updated message. Mr. @Polly is actually a very shady character himself, so it's no wonder he feels compelled to sling some mud. Did you know he was indicted in the UK in the 1960s for embezzlement from the funds of the League of jolly good?
    – Pekka
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 8:14
  • Mr. @Chacha does the fact that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are members of our Sodality answer your question sufficiently?
    – Pekka
    Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 9:41

If there is a vacancy for the Friends of the league of Awesome, how might one apply? There may be some folks who think this is a league that requires applying for admission.

Others simply know you are in the league when you become awesome....

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    I'm afraid applications for THE LEAGUE OF AWESOME are only accepted from current members of THE LEAGUE OF PRETTY COOL and, on rare occasion, members of THE LEAGUE OF I GUESS YOU'RE ALRIGHT.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Mar 31, 2010 at 23:53
  • @Pollyanna How is my acceptance letter going? How many more members have to sign it for me to get in? Commented Mar 31, 2010 at 23:55
  • To be awesome, you must first be awesome.
    – Earlz
    Commented Mar 31, 2010 at 23:59
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    @Chacha102 - Thank you for your inquiry. We do not comment on pending applications. As stated in your application packet you can expect a response from the committee in six to eight weeks. Your application might take longer due to the ongoing investigation into your alleged membership in THE LEAGUE OF THE MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE ODD, but you should still receive a response within six to eight weeks of the normal six to eight weeks response time.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 0:03
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    first rule of awesome club is do not talk about awesome club. Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 1:42
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    @Pollyanna: THE LEGUE OF CORECT SPELERS wishes to inform you that "alright" is not a word.
    – mmyers
    Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 16:37
  • @mmyers - turns out that the league of pretty alright Tunis their name is pretty alright as-is.
    – Pollyanna
    Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 17:13
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    @Pollyanna: I am now extremely confused. What are they doing in North Africa with misspelled words?
    – mmyers
    Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 18:40
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    @pollyanna: records of the LEAGUE of the TOTALLY bat**** INSANE indicate that chacha102's application was declined, due to his membership in the LEAGUE OF THE MORE THAN JUST A LITTLE ODD and his habitual flights to Tunis. Commented Apr 12, 2010 at 3:17

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