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25 June 2011 @ 06:04 pm


I have donated #100 to the WGPO for the best performance by a
senior. This will be given for best performance over expectation by a
player 65 or older regardless of division. If the recipient also
qualifies for a best performance over expectation in his or her division
the $100 will be added; otherwise it will be a separate prize.

Moreover, plans are being made for me to endow this prize in
future world cups (or whatever WGPO chooses to call its major annual
event) so that it will endure as long as the WGPO does, which will
undoubtedly be longer than I will endure. It stems from a desire I have
long held to give something back to the source of much pleasure and
achievement for me for nearly 40 years, and in a larger sense for nearly
60 years. (I played my first game of Scrabble in 1953.) A windfall
from my pension fund early this year made that possible.

Stu Goldman

Given Stu's particular preference for including a little British in his scrabble, and one who is not afraid of the octothorp, do we think that this is GBP #100, as advertised, or simply $US?

eurobikermcdogeurobikermcdog on June 26th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
this is hilarious in so many ways!
Zorakevwhore on June 26th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
Heh, I noticed the same thing but given the frequency of his typos...
bladdery mijnheerquinquennia on June 26th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Hang on, let me make a "donation" too.
Nigel Peltiernigelbo on June 26th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Unless your (f?) is a typo too, that's pretty disrespectful, dude.
synodalhajsynodalhaj on June 26th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
nah, nothing meant to actually give Stu a hard time. He's cool. I just chucked the F in there because I was typing STU and it's just a common addition for a random title.

I think everyone knows Stu makes typos and this happens to be a cool one is all.

synodalhajsynodalhaj on June 26th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
I just changed the title. The title is not really clever enough to have even one person offended by it. Thanks for saying something.
Zorakevwhore on June 26th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I thought it was funny, because Stu does talk a lot, but I do see why it might come across as mean-spirited (even though I don't think Jason meant it disrespectfully)
1337 5CR4BBL3 P1ZZ4actionjackson36 on June 26th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Just what we need, something else to encourage the growth of WGPO.
Nigel Peltiernigelbo on June 26th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Please try to look past petty quibbling and see things for what they are!! Everything does not have to be through the filter of "WGPOvsNASPA". When you guys respond to every comment about tournament Scrabble (that happens to mention the name of the organization) with your pre-thought out jokes and insults, it seriously puts y'all in a BAD light. Stu is a LEGEND (THE legend) of tournament Scrabble. He is a witty, funny, awesome guy who just happens to be pretty outspoken and opinionated on a stupid internet forum. If you guys can't see the awesomeness of a special prize to support senior citizens continuing to play at a competitive level, you seriously need a reality check. Save the vitriol for an appropriate time and place, PLEASE. And show some respect when respect is due. WGPO is obviously here to stay, unless something drastically changes anytime soon, so GET OVER IT and stop pretending like your spreading of anti-WGPO propaganda is going to dismantle the organization from within or something.

Jason, I realize the title was just a play on words or whatnot, but it certainly was easy to misinterpret and I appreciate you changing it. Thanks.
vinylchancesvinylchances on June 26th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
I can set aside my hatred of WGPO to agree with Nigel on this.
1337 5CR4BBL3 P1ZZ4actionjackson36 on June 26th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I suppose. It's definitely a slap in the face to NASPA though.
Zorakevwhore on June 26th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Stu wants to support a group he believes in. I don't see much wrong in that, nor do I get the sense that he's doing it to thumb his nose at NASPA, but I could be wrong.
Nigel Peltiernigelbo on June 27th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly. The only confrontational part of it is that he posted it for WGPO supporters and NASPA supporters alike, but what do you want him to do? Precursor every post with "this is only for WGPO people to read" ?