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The Best of Chit Chat 2008
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Welcome to the 2008 Edition of The Best of Chit Chat – my annual attempt to harvest thumbs from other peoples’ content roundup of the most profound, sublime and silly content of everyone’s favorite off-topic forum.

So, what does it take to make this list? At its core, the best Chit Chat content reflects the various personalities that inhabit the forum. The content may be achingly personal or snort-bacon-through-your-nose hilarious – or at times, both. It's original content found nowhere else.

Although I’m well known for my impeccable taste and keen sense of quality, it’s possible that there’s something I inexplicably missed. You’re free to add it.

So, sit back and relax, take off your Yahoo boots, have some fine iced tea, and enjoy the show!

Coupon giveaway: I will give away a free microbadge coupon to a random person who thumbs this list before Sunday, January 18 at noon CST.

UPDATE: The winner of the MB coupon is GimpyFlGuy.
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1. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:95]
Rob
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The BGG Elections:

Announcing my Candidacy
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1977137

Announcing My Counter-candidacy
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1977523

The Change Movement
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1989288

You Flinched, America!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1982763

The Great candidacy debate thread!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1989195
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2. Board Game: Dragonmaster [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2054]
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Are you a newbie? Things you ought to know about BGG
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2000436
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3. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:125]
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I Gots Skillz
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1991736
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4. Board Game: Tal der Könige [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2508]
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BGG Potluck: What are you bringing?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2014900
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5. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:146]
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Let's make a poster for ChitChat
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2012706
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6. Board Game: Mare Mediterraneum [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:5398]
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How to get your balls fondled, FREE!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2024492
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7. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1087]
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Confess!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2034287
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8. Board Game: Lords of Creation [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:4382]
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My Favorite Albums from 2007
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2034234
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9. Board Game: El Caballero [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1363]
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Old TV shows that hold up, or not so much.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2043237
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10. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:582]
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I went to a real game day yesterday!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2038125
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11. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:280]
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Anyone else interested?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2032216


...and the related geeklist

Extensive comparison of liberal vs. conservative game ratings
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/28744
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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:94]
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Guns, haircuts and lap dance variants.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/290749
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13. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:161]
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I don't understand why I'm so stupid.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/289283
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14. Board Game: Basari [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:922]
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Other than games, what do you collect?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/296510
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15. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:556]
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Detox. A geek girls diary.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/298402
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16. Board Game: MarraCash [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1170]
 
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I thought they'd come to clean the windows. They said they'd come to demolish the house!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/297801
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17. Board Game: Button Men [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2235]
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BGG IDOL: Creative Writing Contest
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/300742
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18. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:223]
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An open letter to alien civilizations: I apologize for the Fergie album
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/304678
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19. Board Game: Flowerpower [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1679]
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I BRAVED the Corpse Flower!!!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/306135
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20. Board Game: Full Metal Planete [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:979]
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Have the Wonder Pets jumped the shark?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/305973
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21. Board Game: Gateway to the Stars [Average Rating:5.19 Unranked]
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Random Notes on the 6 Star Wars Films I Hope No One Else Noticed
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/307340
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22. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:639]
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I know I'm Right and the English Language is Wrong
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/307513
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23. Board Game: Divine Right [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1723]
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I was just assaulted
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/309003
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24. Board Game: Twilight Imperium [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1657]
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Alcohol sucks!
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/309067
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25. Board Game: Battlemist [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:4667]
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Please don't talk to me in public restrooms
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/312066
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