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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #45 on: Jan 05, 2013, 07:58 pm »
So I did some number crunching. The final match went to Paper by one vote and due to our structure of tournament-style this means that it technically won. However, if you look at all of the votes awarded over the course of the entire tournament it lost the popular vote to laptop by a landslide. In case you were curious about how the board ranked all 32 items based on total cumulative votes, here's the list.

Laptop                160
Paper                137
Headset                118
Pencil                109
Binder                102
Gaff Tape            100
Stopwatch            77
Photocopier            75
Multitool            69
Cell Phone            66
Tape Measure        61
Flashlight            58
Highlighter            37
Spike Tape            37
Scale Rule            36
Three Hole Punch    26
Digital Light Board    19
Blue Gel            18
Screw Gun            17
Hammer                12
Glow Tape            10
Post its            10
Call button            5
Watered Down Tea    3
Duct Tape            3
Straight Edge        2
Unlubed Condoms        2
Crescent Wrench        2
Staples/Paperclips    2
Mor Tite            1
Velcro                0
Protractor            0

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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #46 on: Jan 05, 2013, 09:10 pm »
And, I think that's actually very fair. Both tools are very popular, and both tools win.  You know, paper isn't just the past, and the laptop isn't just the future. They both exist here and now, and we've all learned to make the two tools collaborate well, and to our benefit.  I think this poll had the best results possible, in all regards!


So I did some number crunching. The final match went to Paper by one vote and due to our structure of tournament-style this means that it technically won. However, if you look at all of the votes awarded over the course of the entire tournament it lost the popular vote to laptop by a landslide. In case you were curious about how the board ranked all 32 items based on total cumulative votes, here's the list.
Laptop                160
Paper                137

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"Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you."
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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #47 on: Jan 06, 2013, 10:13 am »
Laptop                160
Paper                137
Headset                118
Pencil                109
Binder                102
Gaff Tape            100


I think the top 6 vote-getters say a lot about the ways in which the job of the SM is standard across artistic disciplines. Even though many of the tools are used differently in dance vs drama vs opera, and some are more crucial in one than the other, we all value those 6 basic tools over everything else.
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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #48 on: Jan 06, 2013, 10:11 pm »
See?? The electoral college is to blame! Laptop won the popular vote but because of gerrymandered districts, paper comes out with a win!!!

The Supreme Court will hear of this!










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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #49 on: Dec 26, 2013, 09:30 pm »
I didn't realized how much I missed this until you posted about silliness in the intro thread.

Maybe a bi-annual tournament? Seeding to be voted on by members in the months leading up to it so we may avoid the gerrymandered pro paper party?

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Re: December Madness!
« Reply #50 on: Dec 27, 2013, 11:49 am »
I thought about doing another run this year but couldn't quite figure how to change it up.

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