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post #1 of 257 Old 09-08-2007, 09:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Some of you know that I was asked to say a few words at the CEDIA AVS Forum event. I thought hard about it and decided to tell the truth for a change. That is, we are all addicted to this place. Of course, we all like to deny it . So to that end, I made a list of test to diagnose the disease in the style of Jeff Foxworthy's famous line, "you know you are a redneck if...."

I think the list resonated with folks pretty well given all the laughs it got. But worried that they may have all been drunk by the time I got them , I thought I post the list here also. And to have some fun.

It might be cool to keep adding to this list, especially when things get tense around here .

You know you're an AVS forum addict if

you think forums are easier to read when the text is purple on black

you believe there should be some type of award for reaching 10,000 posts

your definition of an action packed evening is calibrating your home theater with the latest Joe Kane calibration disks

your kids are name Runco, Marantz and your dog's name is

...you have to let people know not to expect any posts from you because you will be away for a couple of hours

you post messages using the numeric keypad on your phone

when your wife asks you if you are working while posting on AVS, you say. YES

you see more of your posts on a thread than all the other people combined

you instantly know that +1 means that person agrees with the previous post

you check your AVS subscriber thread first thing in the morning, before you check your work email

the day you leave AVS Forum you still have to post that you are doing that!

You have more AVS forum shortcuts in your browse than any other web site. (like me!)

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post #2 of 257 Old 09-08-2007, 10:07 PM
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Ouch...I think I have a problem

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I watched the redneck comedy tour today on Comedy Central, and it was absolutely hilarious.

Is that going to be on hd dvd or Blu Ray? VC1 or AVC??

We are worse than all of those guys......


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...you keep hitting the refresh double green arrows to see if anyone responded to your post!

...you keep a zillion links to articles you read just incase you are asked . . . link?

...your son calls you the "Post Master General"
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...you keep hitting the refresh double green arrows to see if anyone responded to your post!

...you keep a zillion links to articles you read just incase you are asked . . . link?

...your son calls you the "Post Master General"

Now these are good!

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when your wife asks you if you are “working” while posting on AVS, you say…. “YES”

Wow...I'm not a big AVS poster but I do read it, lately multiple times a day!
The above one from Amir really hit home as I am working from home these days more than going to the office and it rings totally true...especially when she's asking me to do something!haha

Amir, you are one lucky guy. I have a similar job as yours but on a much much lower profile and in a totally different industry. The fact that you can do a lot of research so easily from such sites as this is really a lucky thing...for me to do market research, even if it is such a niche portion of the market like AVS is for, would make my job a lot easier!

Good work btw...your posts are always a laugh with a good bit of wit...you must have some British in you!

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uh oh. Sounds like I got a serious issue
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you instantly know that +1 means that person agrees with the previous post

+1 ...this one really bothers me. Especially when that is all the post consist of. Post Whoring, is what it looks like.

At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.


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Good work btw...your posts are always a laugh with a good bit of wit...you must have some British in you!

Oh you can tell? My dad had a vacation house in Brighton Beach so I spent a few summers there and really fond memories of watching British comedies on BBC1 and BBC2. Oh gosh. Those were the days. Only 3 channels on TV and half the day they were off air! Now we have 200 channels and half the time, nothing decent to watch....

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Guilty of about 10 of those, although I prefer yellow on purple text.
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Amir, I was at the AVS party and you were hysterical.

I returned home this morning and the first thing my wife and kids asked me was how did I enjoy CEDIA. The only thing I could think of at the moment was your routine so I repeated as much as I could remember. We all laughed and had a great time figuring our how many of your AVS obsession one-liners I was guilty of.

Thanks for being the wonderful gentleman you are.

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Amir:

This could be a very funny thread and thank you for the "laughter is the best medicine" thread.

...you have a very colorful signature . . . so you can quickly find your own posts!

...you have 3 browsers open - one for HD DVD Software - one for HD DVD Hardware and one for HD Media - cause you don't want to miss anything!
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…you check your AVS subscriber thread first thing in the morning, before you check your work email

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At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.


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. . . . bought a $600 iPhone to browse AVS (among other things) while working.


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Oh you can tell? My dad had a vacation house in Brighton Beach so I spent a few summers there and really fond memories of watching British comedies on BBC1 and BBC2. Oh gosh. Those were the days. Only 3 channels on TV and half the day they were off air! Now we have 200 channels and half the time, nothing decent to watch....

Was there as a child from '74 to '79 - I'll never forget that most of the time the daytime TV was Billiards matches

Memories of Doctor Who, Top of the Pops, Monty Python, Mod Squad, etc.

Great speech last night, Amir - very entertaining! I especially liked the one about "I'm working", except in my case it's been my kids asking

Ahh... F1 in full HD 3D with
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You know you're an AVS forum addict if

....you wake up in the morning to see your post count has decreased due to threads being deleted.
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You post at 4:30am

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You post at 4:30am

...and reading other people's posts at 4:36am!

"Playing strip poker with an exhibitionist somehow takes the challenge away."

When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.
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...and reading other people's posts at 4:36am!

When you wake up at 6:00am on Sunday and are posting at 6:30am.
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When you swear that you have had it with posting for a while and need to take a break at the behest of family...only to jump back in at the next "big news story".
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your kids are name Runco, Marantz and your dog's name is

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Amir,

You forgot the one that really scares people.


... you spend more time on AVS than watching movies in your HT.

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You know you're an AVS forum addict if

you make a 1:00 a.m. trip to Walgreens to buy some IcyHot because your damn back is killing you from the hours of sitting in front of your monitor
(True Story)

when you tell your wife that you have to see what Lee and Rdjam are saying and she has that look of "Who the hell is that"? on her face

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The only time you watch TV is when AVS is down

You're post count is approaching that of the forum owner

You are treated as an expert on everty possible HT subject in PMs just because you have an astronomical post count

You refer to fellow AVsers like pop stars that only have one name eg Darin, Amir,Cineramax and everyone knows who you are talking about.

You suddenly realize that you have an order of magnitude more virtual friends than real ones

You feel lost during your commute to work because you can't check in on the forum


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