@PlacidPenguin@ThomasF I planted fennel to get black swallowtail caterpillars because when you pat them on the head they look like caterpies. I tried to find one for a video clip. Looks like the bluebirds ate them all.
@PlacidPenguin@sammydog01 Sad. I do remember a particularly strange summer where a swarm of caterpillars seemed hellbent on getting inside the house through cracks in the door. Basically taped them shut.
@PlacidPenguin Every year for the last several I have had hundreds and hundreds hang out in and on my car. Despite trying to liberate them (repeatedly) many of them still die. Last year my office and some of the classrooms were overrun as well. (and my office with wasps - no I did not work outdoors and no the windows did not open).
I did have a blue bird and cardinal incident though some years ago. Window was open. I was in bed trying to still pretend I was asleep. My then 2 cats (who died some years ago) were on the window sill watching a blue jay dive bomb a cardinal who was on the flowering tree outside my window. Cardinal was not giving ground. From maybe 6’ away cats were doing that high pitched teeth chattering thing with tails thwacking back and forth. Blue jay, since he couldn’t scare off the cardinal, abruptly dive bombed with window screen swerving at the last second. Cats scattered and took up residence under the bed, then scooting back under, bellies to the ground, like the devil was after them when I tried to get them to settle on the bed. Eventually the Blue Jay settled on the telephone wire close by making a racket. Cardinal, satisfied he won the tree eventually flew off.
I baked a most amazing cake…then let my mom post it, because she’s never scored a Fuko (she lives in the boonies with crap internet.) But, there was no response from the Meh-Lords. I suppose I could give her a box of random crap from my apartment…but it just isn’t the same.
@QuietDelusions I’m just going to say it: making an amazing cake rather than a just-okay-to-terrible was a rookie mistake. Seriously, though, it IS an amazing cake and Barney’s right that no prizes have been awarded yet. I still entertain hopes myself in that thread (although I did score in the “Entertain Me” discussion).
@mossygreen Oh, the cake was amazing in it’s meh-ness. It’s a bit like that 30-somthing person who’s so excited to show you their great art, and it turns out to be a pillow-shaded drawing of Sonic with some anime schoolgirl.
@sammydog01 Technically, it’s under my mother’s account. I suppose she’ll let me know if she gets a box of crap!
@QuietDelusions@ThomasF Great job, Quiet, on your Glen cake! I don’t think that thread has been judged yet - no winners posted after the first day or so. Hope your mom gets something wonderful! Can you call it an early Mother’s Day present?
Count me in group. I tried hard and really wanted one of the last. It still burns but I’ll get over it. I’ve gotten about 4 out of the whole time meh has existed. Missed the very 1st and the very last. The ones I got were filled with junk that was broken or missed so many pieces, to replace them you might as well buy the item new. Hoping I’d be one of the few who really got something decent just wasn’t in the cards. So,I’ll just deal with my bitter burn until it fades away. I’ve already decided that the new boxes maybe a continuation of the throw away junk like before, so I’m not going to put all that effort and anxiety into anymore. I even kept up my VMP status hoping that would be my good luck, but it’s proven to be worthless in that area. Now I’m just going to click the first time and if I don’t get one I’m not going to lose any sleep about. It’s just not in the cards.
@Enigma I tried over and over but never got one time after time.
The meh God’s took pity on me though and are sending me one… I got a reply saying they were sending me another too… But days later it’s not on my account so I’m guessing I’m not getting the 2nd after all.
No worries… This will be my first Fuku and I’ve been trying since 2014. I’ve also completely failed to ever get a boc on woot… Used to shop over there before meh came along.
@OnionSoup I’m really glad they are sending you one or maybe 2. Between woot and meh that’s a lot of time devoted trying to score one. Hopefully you’ll have better luck scoring an irk or whatver they’ve decided to call it. I’m hoping for you to get something really nice in your fuko. Good Luck
Kind of bummed. Actually, when the fuko in my cart was processing it signed me up for VMP. I selected VMP option for the shipping. So, even though the fuko order didn’t go through the VMP did!
I purchased a speaker dock on Sunday and I was surprised to see shipping at $0 because I was a VMP. I got a little excited thinking the fuko order went through but when I checked my order page, I was denide a second time.
@ChadP@lichme YES! A total count with a top 5 list of fuko prize winners and top 10 list of users with the most combined stared posts from all the various birthday games. Should be easily done…right?
-Staff’s Favorite User Contributions
-WTF Post (weirdest post)
-Most Tryhard User
-other such honorable metions
Don’t feel bad. It’s nice to win, but I’ve never actually gotten anything good out of them except once (it was a $15 bullet cam).
The one that just arrived 10 minutes ago that I paid for (not one of the ones I’ve won) had two pairs of socks and a set of Adventure Time cups in it. That’s it. The one before that, from a few months ago, just had a pack of USB Hubmen and a set of postcards or something.
Hoping that Meh is incompetent, and that I’ll actually get something useful out of the next one(s), or else they will basically deliver what they promised and what was advertised (disappointment)
@mfladd@PlacidPenguin Well, if you were close, I could just hand them off to you. But as is, you’d have to pay for shipping, somehow. Possibly also kick me five bucks if you want both sets, since they comprised pretty much 95% of my Fuko.
I’ve come to accept that the crushing disappointments with meh products on Meh are a feature. Not getting a BoC at the old place or a Fuko here -makes it- the place I want to be. If the Chase was too easy or the payoff too great, then it wouldn’t be Meh. Example of too easy: Morningsave would have Fukos a week after they showed up here.
Bought one this time, won 3 more. Received a handful of crappy, already returned broken stuff and too many Trip Glasses. I have to admit, I was a little frustrated that every time I’d get something that could have been cool it was already broken. (Dirty broken robot vac, broken Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System, etc.) I mean, it’s pretty bad when a BoC from woot is actually of more value. However, I’m still grateful for the angst and anticipation awaiting their arrivals and really do appreciate the fun and generosity of @ChadP. As Master FukIRK, he deserves a nice long paid vacation. (Possibly to a return/refurbishing center of his choosing.) It’s amazing how much this site and the people here have wormed their way into my heart.
@narfcake I don’t know yet. Just got it yesterday. Has someone’s order phrase on it and a paper that says ‘Defective.’ Looks like it was used and somewhat cleaned. Some pieces are scratched up. I probably won’t get around to plugging it in and seeing what it does until this weekend. If you don’t see any posts from me ever again, it blew up and killed me.
I’m mostly just salty at myself. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a near daily lurker who rarely hits meh and even less frequently comments or buys anything. If I were really committed I would set timers like I used to at woot. (and I never got a BoC that way either!) Maybe I’ll get lucky and snag some random trash. But I’ve basically lost hope.