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Forbidden Island Summer Of Mug Phase Four: The Limited Edition FI/Munktiki Fugu For Two! 7/15/07
JenTiki
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From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2007-07-09 7:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha Martin,
Could you please post the "Usual FI Sidewalk Rules" here for the folks who weren't in the loop for the first couple of mug events?
Mahalo!


 
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Mai Tai
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2007-07-09 7:52 pm   Permalink

Here's a pic of the rules that Martin posted for the Forbidden Island One Year Anniversary Party. Martin, if any rules have changed, let me know and I'll take this pic down.


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JenTiki
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Posted: 2007-07-09 8:11 pm   Permalink

Mai Tai, I think it's 3:00pm this time. Other than that, those are the rules as I understand them, but I guess we should wait for the official word from Martiki.

 
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midnite
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Posted: 2007-07-10 12:58 am   Permalink

Hmm, let's see. Simple scribbles on back of envelope:

Going to need what, about 40 day laborers? At what, $10/hour? That equals $400 per Fugu hour. Ok, maybe 3 hours? That makes it $1200 plus actual cost of Fugu. The capital outlay plus labor for the mugs gives me a Fugu cost basis of $90 per ($60 mug + $30 labor). Estimated selling price per Fugu, trying to be conservative here, maybe $145? Gross profi per mug, $55. Not bad, but I have to lower the fixed expenses to make it attractive from a purely fiscal standpoint.

Would I have time to bring in a few dozen workers from Sri Lanka? Maybe, but factor in transportation and lodging/meal...ok, meals. My per hour labor expenses would decrease greatly, but associated costs, not to mention immigration issues, make this option cost prohibitive. Sure, do a good deed for some Sri Lankans and it screws the margins. Oh, could I volunteer to take a class full of 3rd graders on a field trip to Alameda Sunday morning? Passive chaperoned, that sort of thing. Come on, I will still want to drink, a bit. Probably no good, that.

At risk high schoolers? Sort of a vocational seminar, careers in the liquor industry? That just might work. It would almost certainly open up the profit potential per Fugu. Not sure where I get the high schoolers, though. My GED class reunion was a few years ago, pretty much lost touch with everybody. Wish I still taught traffic school.

Wait! Is there a senior citizen assisted-living home anywhere near FI? Near as in close enough to push forty or so wheelchairs? Thank God Alameda is flat.

Mr. Bad Example,
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2007-07-10 01:57 am   Permalink

Maybe with all that money you will get from cornering the Fugu mug market, you could buy a car. Or pay for bocce lessons.
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-07-10 08:26 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-09 13:45, princessP wrote:


Looks like it will be another fun wait inline...




...for one of my slave boys! Bwaahhhaa!

-Patty


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-07-10 08:28 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-10 01:57, Mai Tai wrote:
Maybe with all that money you will get from cornering the Fugu mug market, you could buy a car. Or pay for bocce lessons.




What's the emoticon for "Oh, SNAP!"?


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-07-10 08:31 am   Permalink

Ahem, to business:

Those rules are about the same. It is, as Jen mentioned, 3pm. I will hand out something to those in line to reserve a mug, but they aren't numbered. After everyone in line is taken care of, I'll open it up to multiple sales.



 
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Buster
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Posted: 2007-07-10 08:32 am   Permalink

[/quote]

Careful you don't muss those rhinestones...



no rhinestones this time around summer causal don't ya know


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2007-07-10 08:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-10 08:32, Buster wrote:



Careful you don't muss those rhinestones...



no rhinestones this time around summer causal don't ya know
[/quote]

So just paillets?


 
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Buster
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Posted: 2007-07-10 09:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-10 08:52, JenTiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-10 08:32, Buster wrote:



Careful you don't muss those rhinestones...



no rhinestones this time around summer causal don't ya know



So just paillets?
[/quote]

nope edges are to sharp to pass out on


 
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RikiTikiTavi
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Posted: 2007-07-10 10:11 am   Permalink

So, um, at what time, exactly, does "dawn" occur? Sunrise, or earlier? I loathe lines beyond all things, but I will construct a small tiki monastery outside FI at the earliest hour and sit inside in a zen-like state all day to obtain this mug.

P.S.: Can we order from the bar while in line?


 
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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2007-07-10 2:55 pm   Permalink

Martiki, may I field this one?


We got it on good authority from an inside source, that APD equates standing/sitting/lounging around on the sidewalk when it's still dark as vagrancy, but they are much more lenient when the sun is out; hence it's been built into the rules that the line forms "after sunrise". Just for the record, sunrise on Sunday, July 15th will be officially at 5:59am, but please wait until it's more light than it is dark, okay kids?

To answer your second question: Where do you think we are, New Orleans?! No, you may not partake in an alcoholic beverage, no matter how tasty, whilst you wait outside. ...APD had a rule for that, too, I'm sure...


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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2007-07-10 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-10 08:26, martiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-07-09 13:45, princessP wrote:


Looks like it will be another fun wait inline...




...for one of my slave boys! Bwaahhhaa!

-Patty




True dat.
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TikiLaLe
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Posted: 2007-07-10 3:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-09 19:52, Mai Tai wrote:
Here's a pic of the rules that Martin posted for the Forbidden Island One Year Anniversary Party. Martin, if any rules have changed, let me know and I'll take this pic down.




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