Hmmmmm. Do I deserve a Fuko? I guess it depends on whether receipt of a Fuko is a gift or a punishment.
If it is a gift, then yes I deserve a Fuko as I am generally a good person. I was on a SW flight last week, sitting in an aisle seat with the door about to close, when a 8-10 year old boy sat down next to me. I assumed that he was traveling by himself as they hadn’t asked anyone to give up their seat. After we took off the boy’s mom came back to check on him. I gave her my seat so that she could sit next to her son and took her middle seat.
If it is a punishment, then yes I deserve a Fuko as I am generally an evil person. Several people in my office stalk electronic calendars, opening every meeting entry and then gossiping and/or starting rumors to get everyone else in the office worked up. Before I left on vacation I had invited several people to a “secret meeting”. It was talked/obsessed about at length the entire time I was out. Since it was such a rousing success I have now sent out an invitation for a “classified conference”. But this time I added an agenda…as in I created a fake agenda in Word and changed the font to Wingdings3. My original thought was that whoever opened it would see that they had been played when they changed the font back, but I discovered that you cannot change the font back to something legible after it was attached to the calendar entry…instead it changes everything to boxed question marks. So now someone is going to have to solve the agenda like a Cryptoquip…only to read…BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE!!! evil laugh
Hey I think we all should nominate @ChadP for Man of Meh Year- You are awesome Chad as we have witnessed in this thread Fukos of epic proportions! Meh hats off to you again for Meh Fuko and for all you gave out. Meh you always get what you Meh want @ChadP!
@ChadP I tried so very hard to get one this time, especially since it is the last one of its kind and I’ve gotten hung up in captchas so many other times. I’m trying to console myself with the plain bag and shirt I purchased, but it’s leaving me feeling empty and hollow.
Could you imagine the joy and surprise we’d feel when I and my three children (who happen to have multiple disabilities - this is true) open that package from Meh and find it stuffed full of all kinds of glorious products from Meh? It’d be a Meh-ricle here, what an unexpected blessing that would be!
It’s been two years since I last got one and we’ve only ever gotten two of them (2 and 11). Please warm this widowed momma’s heart by granting our request. Thanks for the generous offer!
This is my dog, Brownie. He is blind and also missing an eye. I refer to him as, “Brownie, the Blind Pirate.” He loves getting random crap in the mail. Before he went blind, he knew delivery boxes meant treats or toys. He still gets super excited when the UPS or FedEx man comes by.
Please, please, Meh…send this old dog one last Fuko!!
(Potential disappointment will only be experienced by the hooman, as Brownie gives zero fucks about destroying anything he deems a toy)
@bramby2@Ignorant Well I am a dork. Sorry about that. I was tired (am at mom’s doing lots of things for her and sit in the lobby for internet), skimming the forums due to lack of time to really read them and didn’t realize I had switched threads and was reading a different one. Oops. Oh wait. It is the goat’s fault.
@mfladd@sammydog01 I am a little late to this party but portage a canoe (saw his video). I used to work for Outward Bound and my “worst” portage was 7 miles (stupid kids were SITTING in the portage trail and missed it so took the road and we couldn’t tell them as they were on their final expedition but OMG did we hint!) with the 90 pound canoe and a food pack that was likely about 60-70 pounds (typically they were more like 110 so I was lucky). At the time I weighed about 123. Luckily I still have functioning knees after routinely portaging close to my body weight for months.I used to be able to flip it up to my shoulders with the keel resting on my thighs. There is no way I could do that now.
I’ve been working my butt off lately (sometimes 60 hour weeks with no overtime pay) cleaning up 2 decades of a mess from my coworker (uncovering more and more lately). I also just passed my 3rd year review, so halfway towards tenure (what an incredible stress relief that was). I just got back from my 6th work trip so far this year and gave my 6th major research presentation (including being a visiting scholar at another university which is very rare for pre tenure faculty in my field).
So… My wife is the one that truly deserves a fuko because she’s the true champ holding down the fort and supporting me through all of this. She’s an awesome mom too to our 2 and 4 year old boys (who are EXTREMELY energetic).
@luvche21 I get that you have six year-old boys, but why do you divide them into groups of two and four? Maybe, if you keep them all together, they’ll be easier to manage.
It must have been one heck of a pregnancy…
@ChadP I’m a… wait for it… librarian! Which doesn’t sound very action packed, but it’s lent to a lot more travel than I ever thought there would be (especially with the film music research I’m getting into).
@ChadP Thanks for the Fuko! I was confused by the 2 gifs and thought maybe you giveth and then taketh away, but lo and behold I got a shipping notice. Yay! Looking forward to receiving a Roomba. Or not.
Between @ChadP’s generosity and being rewarded for my new Fuko name contribution, I have been beyond fortuitous this week. Considering so many other things in life have been pretty shitty lately, I really couldn’t be more thankful for what I already have coming. Thanks to everyone at meh!
I don’t deserve a Fuko, but it would be nice to have one- I’ve also been a VMP since inception, and served as goat previously.
Thank you for your consideration, and a very happy birthday to Mediocre, Meh, and all of the future projects!
I got one in the sale. But hey, who doesn’t think they deserve more? I tried on some of the threads, but to no avail lol! And, I can’t even find someone to take a selfie with. Story of my life, no one wants to even pretend to like me…not even to get a fuko lol. Now I’m sad. And on the verge of crying…at work! So I’m risking getting in trouble for being on my phone and sad…I’d say that deserves some extra fuko love. Mehbe
@PlacidPenguin I would. But I cannot afford to fly anywhere. Nor could I take the time off from work at the moment. I literally drove to Myrtle beach for vacation last week…and ended up with two flat tires and having to spend an emergency night in a hotel. Pretty much went broke doing that. See, even my vacation sucked!
Been here since the new year and have finally figured out what fukos are just in time for their last call/rebirth. Took awhile but I have now dared to hit the meh button once, make my first purchases, establish my altruism score, make comments, send my first glitch report, and figured out the whole goat thing (i think). A fuko would be like a diploma from meh kindergarten Happy mildly belated bday meh!
Just wanted to say Congrats on a very above-mediocre job on the various 4th B-day festivities this week! Clearly, much effort & creativity was applied to good effect, which is also true of the many Mehtizens who played along as well!! (Gotta say, new branding of the FUKO as the IRK/InstantRegretKit is pure genius on so many levels!! I so wish I’d thot of that!)
My username is not one you’d recognize since my forum activity has consisted of only occasionally starring liked posts of others. I guess that makes me more of a Lurker than Active Participant, just as IRL I’m typically more of a introverted Listener than a outgoing Talker.
While I arrived too late to the Meh party to be a Kickstarter, I have been a VMP & dedicated Buyer of Random Discounted Stuff for the past few years, as my collection of mostly yet-to-be-opened/put to use purchases attests. (TBH tho, I’d have to say that, as time goes by & products offered seem to be less unique/useful/appealing, it does become increasingly difficult to justify continuing the $5- monthly VMP subscription.)
Whiiich brings me to the Topic du Jour: “Do U Deserve a (FREE) FUKO?”… While I could rattle off a list of numerous challenges Life presently confronts me with, no doubt everyone’s Life presents challenges in varying degrees & configurations, so I’m really not the type to throw a Pity Party for myself or beg for Charity.
On my own behalf, I’ll say this tho… Lately, I’ve taken to reminding myself of the impending Stroke of Meh-night (12:00am/EST) with just a single phone alarm @11:58 (vs multiple rmdrs @11:50, 11:55, etc). So as it happened on the nite the FUKO dropped, my 11:58 alarm chimed, (& based on prev nite’s forum disc re Meh’s B-day & likely Fuko) ONLY In That Moment did it Dawn on my very tired/distracted Brain that “O-FUK, I have all of $1.98 in the account presently set as Meh payment method!!”
Even as I scrambled to grab my wallet/alt Debit card from the other room, I had this sinking feeling from the realization that there was no way I could update in time. In short I was FUKKED!
Sure enough, the glorious FUKO of Desire materialized on-screen above the tantalizingly cheap $5- price. Clicking frantically, I tried to navigate the maze leading to the final Buy-screen (hoping to update Pymt Info then), but NoDice. Ultimately, my efforts led to the all-too-familiar message saying:. “We wanted the morning crowd to have a shot at these too, so we’re holding back some of these until 8am EST.”
Now, after literally Years of Trying to score Fuku/Fukos, (succeeding only twice) the fact that this would actually be the Last. FUKO. EVER. made it’s acquisition even more compelling than ever before.
So, I knew I’d have to try again in the, ugh, m-o-r-n-i-n-g. (To say that I am NOT a Morning Person is a Supreme Understatement. I’m nearly 100% Vampire/NightOwl, just ask any of my ex-GFs. In fact the ONLY way I’m Up @8am, is IF I’m STILL UP @8am.) Setting not only Multiple Alarms, but also a second Phone as well as a Tablet, ready to just Refresh & Click BUY, I updated Payment Info/Verified and crashed hard for a few hours.
Bleary-eyed and yawning my way towards conciousness, I dutifully awoke to the multiple Alarms and confirmed that all was in readiness for this Next Attempt at Fuko-Glory. Secondary phone & Tablet tethered to my Smartphone @65mbps, check. All browsers pointed to meh.com, ready to Refresh, check. Cat-like reflexes coiled & ready to spring into action, despite only a few hours of Zzzzzz’s, not so much, but whatevs…
For at least the full minute before 8am, I kept continually refreshing all three browsers, to pounce asaFp. Then it was game on! Trying repeatedly to click Buy & get thru the Captcha to the Final BuyItAlready button on three devices simultaneously, I almost dared to hope that I might have a chance.
After a dizzying number of spins on the “R U a Robot?” \ NO I’M NOT!! MehryGoRound (following a NoPic Captcha completion), I got the dreaded “We’re SOLD OUT except for a small amount we set aside for existing VMP members to be released at 4pm ET.” Now 8:02am. FRAK!!
And here’s where the perceived value of my VMP comes in… Going back to the AprilFoolzFUKO\meh-rathon earlier this year, I struggled thru all the same Exercises in Frustration only to be met with the same Push-Me-2-the-Verge of RageQuitting precipice I once again found myself at.
Then, as I desperately hoped would be the case now, the 4:00pm VMP-only slot proved to be my Saving Grace. After staying awake All Night from 12midnite with the Meh-rathon to 8am, and then thru the full day of April 1st (Easter Sunday), I finally managed to snag my 2nd FUKO ever at 4:00! (So, YAY!)
Once again, hoping against hope, I readied the same 3 device parallel setup to get this Very Last FUKO. Once again, as the appointed VMP-only hour of 4:00 arrived, I threw myself into a click-storm of singular effort: to buy the Final FUKO.
Trying frantically like the crazed madman I had become, I was in disbeleif when @4:01, “Oops. Sorry we’re SOLD OUT.”
NOOO!!! WTaF?? How can this be? All of my earnest efforts were for naught?!? Apparently so. Inside of 1 minute, all 1,000 available Fukos were gone! So much for the last-resort buyer’s benefit of VMP status.
After some time had passed, with the overwhelming urge to rage-quit mostly subsiding, I reflected on this all. How was I this upset about not getting some stupid Fuko bag of misc junk, even if it was the Last One so-named? This frustration (or my Meh-diction, for that matter) was not something I could hope to ever effectively explain to friends or family, or myself for that matter.
Nonetheless, I continued checking each midnite thereafter, in hopes of another chance to Buy the Last FUKO. So Tues nite/Weds am, what to my wondering eyes should appear? Another FUKO Bag bundled with a meh t-shirt, which I bought quicker than you can spell “J-u-s-t K-i-d-d-i-n-g!!”
Of course, upon actually taking the time to read the product description, this was, in fact, just an Empty FUKO Bag & Tee. Realizing that, I debated on Cancelling the Order, but then did not. Last chance to grab a soon-to-be-extinct actual Meh FUKO bag, even if Empty, I consoled myself.
But, as another commenter observed, this substitute purchase is not only literally Empty, but leaves a Feeling of Emptiness (loss?) figuratively speaking as well. Just not the same…
Sooo, after much blah-blah-blah-ing above, the punchline is: Not gonna Beg, Can’t empirically Say that I Deserve one More than the Next Person, but hey, IF you feel like sending a Free Final FUKO my way, I would greatly appreciate it!! (If NO, well then, meh, Life goes on anyway… meh!)
[TL;DR-- Gr8 job on 4th B-day week, Staff & Mehtizens!! Only ever got 2 Fuku/Fukos despite trying like crazy for years. No longer getting much from VMP, hoped (in vain) it would pay off in last 4:00pm VMP-only offering, for the Last FUKO Ever. NOPE. Oh well. A Freebie Final FUKO would be cool. Or Not. Ur call. Thx either way…]
@Kidsandliz Not sure yet, I’m at work. Had my wife take the pic (and bring them inside). I think I have 2 more coming. One has some weird dimensions that I’m not sure are accurate (43x20x6) with a 1Lb placeholder
Also, I think your second post was supposed to be directed at @capguncowboy
@capguncowboy@lisaviolet I got awarded another one yesterday as well under the tattoo post, although that one isn’t entered either. Indeed, the amount of work that went into this was crazy. Kudos to meh.
Well, no, I don’t deserve one, but what I would really & truly like is for meh to have something in place that would eliminate long time mehmbers having to argue with/prove to Captcha they are not robots.
I understand why meh uses that PITA hurdle (some people are shifty AF so this is why we can’t have nice things), but damn. Arguing with Captcha, along with not being able to see a car bumper or edge of a street sign on smaller screens, & Comcast being craptastic at the worst possible times finally made me stop trying. Yeah, I know. Sounds likes a personal problem.
Honestly, I’d send you five Georges just for an empty bag, but don’t tell my husband. He’s banned me from bringing home any more of those “tree hugger bags” as he calls them. Says they’re breeding like Tribbles.
@capguncowboy That’s very, very kind of you! I’ll take you up on the offer! It’s weird the stuff that catches the eye and tells the brain You really want & NEED to have this in your life. Kinda like my Dalek & TARDIS salt & pepper shakers and way too many Woot & Meh deals.
@tinamarie1974 I was hoping the Internet Wizards would be able to find a workable solution, or invent a time machine/wayback machine that will make me younger.
@moonhat You must be a very young hat. We Olds who grew up on Star Trek reruns (the James T. Kirk ones) need to hip you to gloriously. good. bad. TV.
@kuoh Having to explain what a Tribble is feels like a knife in my ancient ticker.
@capguncowboy@kuoh@LaVikinga@tinamarie1974 i apologize!! And I’m not a young hat at all, but my sci-if love was always V. (I even had a “V” scrapbook as a teenager ) And my semi scifi geeky hubby has always been a huge Stargate whore. I promise not to ask such bad (painful?) questions in the future…
@ChadP@kuoh Only thing to top that here’s a fuko gif is one of The Oprah. “You get a Fuko! YOU get a Fuko! EVERYONE GETS A FUKO!!!” Sorta looks like dreams really do come true. Watching stuff like this happen is just one of the reasons I keep coming back to Meh every day to lurk. Meh is a happy place to hang.
@capguncowboy@kuoh@LaVikinga@tinamarie1974 how can you not know what V is? Mid 80’s miniseries (then short lived tv show), aliens come to earth pretending to be great but are stealing the water and are reptilian under their pretend skin. Good stuff, Maynard.
My sweet, sweet sister…you know her as @Trillian… is bragging constantly about her Fuko and will not stop harassing me until I win one.actual text of her harrasment in the interest of family harmony, maybe you could arrange something?
Realistically, I just love taking pictures and writing up the unboxing. So if there’s anything dumb sitting around the warehouse that you want gone, but want pictures in a week or so to remind you of what you’ve gotten rid of, I’m your guy!
Wait, we’re allowed to get more than one from games? Psh I’m gonna go play them all now, lol! But really, I just got (my first ever) BOC on woot too, and I’m REALLY excited to put the two head to head and establish that Meh is the coolest one. I wouldn’t argue if you wanted to double your odds of winning.
@mfladd If it wouldn’t be my first tattoo, I very seriously would consider putting a Meh on me. But I want my first one to be meaningful.
OK I could make the case that Meh got me through a really shitty job cause I could wear their shirts every day for months when I was so burned out there… Hmm. Wonder if the place my roomie gets his done could fit me in tomorrow? He has an oncology appointment, and it’d involve going to an area of town I’m not really familiar with by myself. Still worth the ponder though.
I got one from the generous you earlier today, thank you.
Do I deserve one is another matter. I would have to say nope. I lurk more than contribute most of the time. I have at least peeked in here all but a few days but fail to be active except in short bursts. I enjoy the community forum and the fun wide range of discussions.
Happy, happy birthday Meh. Looking forward to the next year as you leave the toddler years and head towards preschool.
@ChadP Do you spy on me? I am convinced it must be. My husband was going to buy me one of those sharks. Are you trying to tell me something? You are personality packing each and every one, right? I think I need more tin foil.
@ChadP@lisaviolet This is getting beyond tin foil. I was looking for cheap aa batteries yesterday for the cat toy. All I found was aaa. Now I don’t know what to do. I only needed 4 now and maybe a few spares.
/8ball Should I buy that many batteries?
Better not tell you now
I don’t know that I deserve a Fuko, but I’d like one. I made a traditional family birthday cake (peach and blueberry crunch with ice cream) and uploaded photos with help from people who are much cooler than me. I get to prove I’m not a robot a lot, so I’m not very good at getting through the Fuko hurdles. I’ve got lots of teenagers and most will tell you that my coolness quotient is minimal, but my dogs like me so there’s that. I’m also a long timer, Kickstarter and VMP.
TL;DR - probably not deserving, but it’s been a difficult summer and would make this a better day to hear that one was coming.
So here is the thing, as a grad student I have very little “excitement” in my life, I spend days reading about things that the common person would not even look at. I need a good diversion from the hum drum of my existence. Now does anyone really deserve a bag of regrets? No not really but there is something about the excitement of getting a Fuko that everyone should experience, I have experienced it once, it was marvelous. So Meh, yeah I do deserve a Fuko, but so does everyone else who frequents your site on a daily basis. Help the community out, give us the gift that everyone wants, be Oprah for a day. EVERYONE GETS A FUKO. If that doesn’t work, I will happily accept one.
@ChadP so Chad why are we enemies? Are you a fan of that state whom shall not be named slightly south of Michigan? On a side note are we talking a real Fuko will be arriving or is it just the GIF. I just want to set my expectations correctly.
I’ve tried many times. But I either get caught by the captcha, or just distracted at 11 and forget to check. Why do I deserve one? Ummm… Because I like disappointment? Because I secretly hide my purchases from my wife for a month or 2, then when she finds it, i just answer “Oh, meh ran that cheap”? or because I say please?
Goat cat deserves a fuko - a cat oriented fuko - or at least one that comes in a cat “trap” sized box (aka the cat traps are working - all the boxes have cats in them) for her to play in, sleep in and then entertain herself with by destroying it piece by piece.
She stands guard like a vulture goat from the top of the door… She can keep me awake until the mehing hour so I click then and not later in the day when all hope of a fuko is gone.
All i can say is I haven’t gotten one in years…I try every time but fail. I don’t bitch and moan, I just move on to the next day. Maybe things will be different with the next ones, but for now I would like to be able to say that I got one during the first Fuko and the last Fuko Sale, but only you can do that…
Maybe offer them up to the VMPs who never got one.
I’ve gotten lucky a few times so have personally experienced the sheer thrill it is to have nabbed one. (ok…maybe sheer thrill is a little excessive, so let’s just go with thrill!)
I had a bunch of meetings in the morning Monday, so I missed the midnight offering so I could sleep. I was then driving at 8am to said meetings, so I missed the 8am offering. I was all set to try for the 4pm VMP offering and the President where I work called me into his office to go over some spreadsheets at exactly 3:50pm, so I had to miss the 4pm offering. Of course we finished at 4:05pm. At that point it was pretty obvious that I was not meant to get one that day. I don’t deserve one any more than everyone else, but I would like one just like everyone else!
I wouldn’t say I deserve one but I would LOVE to buy one! — I’ve been a VMP Member since I discovered MEH over 2 years ago. I’ve placed many orders on MEH and Morningsave. I guess you could say I’m a faithful Member! LOL!
@ChadP Okay, maybe I don’t deserve a Fuko now. Since my original post on why I deserve a Fuko, my life has been put on hold. I’ve stopped doing anything productive and have been checking the meh site repeatedly. Each time I check, I find myself wondering if I made the cut. Was I deserving enough? How would I know? Did ChadP reply to me?
Now my boss is in my office asking me why I’m not working and he’s standing over my shoulder reading this post.
I am finishing the post as I drive home for the day. At least I hope it’s for the day. I’m not really sure what he was saying as he walked me to my car.
PS. I had to write this post three times because I kept interrupting it to check and see if I got a Fuko…
No, I do not deserve one, like others have also stated about themselves. However, I would like you to send me one of the last fukobukuros’. I tried to buy one when they were sold on Monday but failed to secure one. There is a saying that it is better to give than receive so I want to find out if true by your gifting me one tonight. Then we can both know if that saying is true. I am already thinking the saying might be true…
@insuranceman@ChadP- ok I had to tag myself so you’d get this and see the reference back to my previous response — I deserve one now as I regret originally saying I didn’t deserve one —still feeling generous??? Hope so
No one deserves a Fuko.
I mean, if you’re a bad person, you don’t deserve free stuff, even if it is a bunch of white elephantine junk.
If you’re a good person, you don’t deserve the plummeting let-down that follows the soaring excitement when transitioning from a freshly delivered, as yet unopened box of Fuko to an opened, inspected and inventoried Fuko.
Me? Never mind whether or not I deserve one, the Neighbors Who Care charity thrift shop, whom I gave the contents of my last (and only) Fuko to, doesn’t deserve another bag full of stuff that they’ll have trouble giving away never mind selling, to help fund their mission of “alleviating isolation/loneliness in seniors” living in my area.
As for me, I just implied that any Fuko I receive will be selflessly and altruistically given away to benefit lonely old people, when the truth is, in the unlikely event that the Fuko contains anything desirable, I’ll absolutely keep it for myself without a second thought. The old geezers can try to make a buck off of whatever undesirable junk is left over. Maybe they can tell an audience of Hubmen all about how their grandkids don’t visit them.
So clearly, I’m a bad person and don’t deserve any free stuff, even if it is useless junk - especially so because then I’ll just give it to charity and pretend that makes me a good person.
So, please don’t send me a Fuko; I deserve to get nothing and like it!
Considering I was able to purchase all but two (pretty sure) of the fukus and fukos along the way, earning them from my point of view, the only possible way I could ‘deserve’ another one would be as an entitlement, for being a Kstarter or long time VMPer or extended time Mediocre-er or to make up for the fact that I didn’t click that very first ‘meh’ on Kickstarter day or simply for posting here.
So thank you, but please consider providing a fuko to someone who tried and tried a lot but never got one. I’m entitled to that hope.
But if you have any more purple Fuko bags… I know someone who really, really likes purple (cough @Barney cough)…
It appears if I got one from my blindfolded Irk drawing. My little box shredder says thanks for the extra box! So now, I have to say maybe I no longer deserve an extra one lol! I mean unless you just want to send a bunch of cardboard for my box shredding angel… who leaves a huge mess for me to clean up lol!!
Hiiii Meh staff!
I did manage to trick the system prove that I was not a robot on time, so I purchased a Final Fukobukuro with my cold hard virtual cash…
But alas, I have not managed to win a magical Mediocre Staffer gifted one. And I do love them so much, especially since I am in Canada, which means they end up going to my sister’s house in Virginia, so they get to partake in the silliness and joy of opening the shipments to see what they might contain. And then I get additional joy knowing that my sister is stuck with the stuff for at least a period of time until someone in our family is visiting her with a car !
So, on behalf of this Canadian Meh-customer, thanks in advance if you choose to toss one my way, eh! (sorry)
@ChadP My address on file is my sister’s place, so yup. Lower 48. It’s kind of a challenge shipping stuff across the border (or else you’d be doing it, amirite ) but I can try to bring across and send you a Canadiana Fuko next time I am in the US if that works…
@ChadP Really? Isn’t it as cost prohibitively expensive to ship from the US to Canada as it is in the other direction?
If I wanted to ship you a 3lb box in similar dimensions to my last fuko (which was actually almost 16lb), the cheapest form of Canada Post’s parcel post would be almost $69.
UPS’s cheapest option would be about $62.
How about if I send an envelope with a promissory note entitling the bearer to a Fuko of Canadian stuff when I next visit? Or you know, you could just come chill with me here…
@PlacidPenguin the problem isn’t how to get the Fuko to me - it goes to my sister… That’s part of the awesome ridiculousness of it… Mediocre stuff filling up her house in Virginia until someone from my family comes to get it!
The problem is getting the Fuko of Canadiana (or FoC) to @ChadP.
If one of your globally travelling friends wants to be my mule carrier of said box back to the USA, that would be super cool. Bonus points if they live near Meh HQ and I don’t have to actually pay to ship a box.
@Kidsandliz There are indeed! The guy my sister used to date a long time ago was one of the carillon programmers for the North York bells… Sadly they don’t get played properly anymore. Still a few fully played carillons in town though!
@curtise There is some festival in the summer where people come in to play. I played at Niagara Falls for several days then as the person who played there was in Toronto. You guys also had the communist china art exhibit there with a zillion cool things. I was at U of Rochester at the time and we took a road trip (with a bunch of my SE Asian friends - this was well before all the ICE stuff. One kid forgot his passport. We got into Canada and he very nearly did not get out. The exhibit was amazing.
I deserve a fuko because I’m the biggest whiner for not having gotten one. Heck I even started a thread to invite other whiners to join me- misery loves company and I’m providing a valuable service. But please please pleeeeaaase put me out of my fuko-less miserable life. I’d be just as happy with a box of junk just to say I “scored” a fuko.
So, back in the day I would stalk woot hardcore for the bandoliers of carrots and never managed to score one. (I came very close a couple of times, but it would always time out during check-out.) Now that I have a kid, remembering to camp out on the off chance that I could get a fuko is nigh impossible. Someday I will get a package full of random crap. I’m trying to keep hope alive!
Man, hard to say I “deserve” one, like it’s an unalienable right from the almighty creator. I’m not generally a socialist, who feels that I am owed something I didn’t earn. I guess what that means is “have I 'earned one?”. Well, I like to think so. I’ve been a VIP member since it was a thing. I’ve gone many months not buying anything or realizing any benefit from my VIP status…I’d love to see an additional benefit given to me in the form of a Fuku/Irk package. Furthermore, I’d love it to be something rediculous, because that will most annoy my spouse…imagine a pallet of something showing up…classic after 21 years of marriage (tomorrow actually).
Once upon a time i tried for a fuko on a crappy connection, trying to identify signs or some other Trees or cars or whatever. Believe it or not I failed to be able to waste 5.00 bucks. So maybe I should thank you for the trickery to eliminate my purchase. After that I never tried again. I read in the forums about the multitudes of Meh shoppers that failed in the Fuko Olympics. Do I deserve one ? No but I would like to get one and free is much better than spending 5 bucks.
/giphy 5 bucks
Yes. I already got one shipping to me now, but if I get another one shipped to the same address I might get “literal trash” according to the bullet points during the sale. I would love to share pictures of Meh garbage and I always have room in my trash can to dispose of it.
I believe you should absolutely not send me a Fuko. I have tried several times and even though I login at exactly midnite, on the Fuko days, there is always either a connection issue, some credit card issue or I’m simply a millisecond too late. As upset as I may get at that moment, I realize now that it was the gods smiling on me and keeping from the disappointment and misery that comes in that jaunty red box (or bag, again, never seen one first hand). Sometimes you don’t realize how lucky you are to not get your wish.
Getting one now would completely negate the state of peace I have attained, knowing that I have been shielded from the horrible sense of regret that I have seen expressed again and again in this community by so many unlucky recipients.
Once again, please do NOT send me a Fuko, lest I become jaded and feel compelled to go on the forum to commiserate.
I am so impressed by all who honestly said they don’t deserve a Fuko. I include myself in that group and why I hadn’t added my name to this list prior. It sure would be a special treat to receive one if MEH still feels the need to be generous.
This is like costco samples. It’s not like anyone deserves them, but free crap is free crap and people will act differently for it. Of course I’m the idiot that paid 5 dollars plus shipping for the same crap. Not sure which is worse.
@AttyVette@SpocKirk I read somewhere once (I think it was on the dedication page of a Lawrence Block novel) “Even the wicked get worse than they deserve.” (I also see that the quote is from pulitzer prize winning book “One of Ours” by Willa Cather, if the internets are correct).
I’ve never gotten one before. My brother says they’re pretty cool. And if this is the last of the fuko’s then this might be my last chance. So…pretty please? (With a cherry on top. I hope you like those. Otherwise you can trash the cherry and replace it with whatever you like)
Well, it took me forever just to figure out how to add a comment. Now, if you think I will ever be able figure out how to get, or give a Fuko for the matter, you should probably be 573.001’d! I’m incapable of doing this on my own. PLEASE, PLEase, PLease, for the love of all that is holy, bless me with a Fuko.
573.001- penal code for involuntary commitment to a mental ward.
Maybe next time you’ll play along and we can see your tattoo artistry (a couple of Mehmbers got actual, real tattoos…people are crazy!), shirt designs, entertaining information, cake baking/decorating skills, selfies with a meh friend (or your cat or your dog or a drawn picture of yourself…)
@hanzov69 That “Hanz de fuko” sounds just like all those cat t-shirts @narfcake posts. Thus it means the plan is that some cats will win (especially since on another thread at least one dog won and if the cats of the world unite… well just sayin…). Right @chadp?
I said last week that the cats were sad because they only had three boxes to play in between the seventeen of them. They got no joy.
And since today is trash day, they no longer have those three. Poor things. (Yeah, they own this house, they don’t need no boxes.)
Sad Phoebe is sad that her box is gone. (Phoebe is our kitty who pulled out her stitches after she was spayed and eviscerated herself while at the vet’s overnight for recuperation; luckily it was still pretty fresh when the vet got there and he put everything back in place and stapled her back up. That was 14 years ago.)
I’m a kickstarter and been vmp since the beginning. Missed getting one of the first original fuku’s when they first came out. Ever since that historical day I’ve been here every night at 11, F5’ng for my life.
Since this was the last fuko I’d hoped to at least get one to be apart of history. Pulled another all nighter waiting for the vmp chance to get one of the last bags, but I was slowed down due to a nasty ole captcha and missed out again. Sooo, I’ve been checking my history everyday in hopes that meh’be a mistake might have happened in my favor and there’d be a fuko being shipped to my address. If your feeling really really generous and just want to do a surprise shipment to someone… here I am groveling.
I’m feeling a bit left out with everyone getting more Fukos. I know I’ve not been as attentive only getting one “final” Fuko at 7am on Meh’s birthday. I enjoy my sleep and have a job, two things that are working against me for getting another Fuko. But here I am, sitting on the crapper multitasking and sort of begging.