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Dave Lartigue
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It has been decided that an Amish microbadge would be "pointless". Here is the badge in question:



I feel otherwise, obviously, since I made the badge.

Now I can think of all kinds of reasons to have such a badge, even despite the obvious, kinda tired, Weird-Al-ish easy joke. Some folks, like me, have a lot of respect for the Amish. Some folks have an interest in the Amish. Some people may have Amish friends or, for all I know, family.

So here's what I'm proposing. Let me know here if you would buy an Amish microbadge if it were available. Let's just see what the potential demand is.

IF it is made available and IF 15 people purchase it, then I'll do like I'm doing with the Unity Games badge: the free microbadge code I get will be given to a person displaying the badge, chosen at random.

If nobody wants it, I'll shut up about it.

Either way, you all win!
 
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You're having too much fun with that Graphire tablet, aren't you?
 
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Legomancer wrote:
It has been decided that an Amish microbadge would be "pointless". Here is the badge in question:



I feel otherwise, obviously, since I made the badge.

Now I can think of all kinds of reasons to have such a badge, even despite the obvious, kinda tired, Weird-Al-ish easy joke. Some folks, like me, have a lot of respect for the Amish. Some folks have an interest in the Amish. Some people may have Amish friends or, for all I know, family.


I like it. Maybe some Amish look around at BGG while in their "rumspringa". So this badge could be useful.
 
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I would buy it before I would buy Russian Composers of the 20th Century
 
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You could always change it to be beards.

Or put an orange dot to signify the Settlers of My Nose.
 
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Make the hat taller and you have an Abe Lincoln fan badge.
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I want one! I want one!

I have this weird conspiracy theory that when we no longer have an energy source, the Amish will be the only community that will survive. I think they are the smartest and most resourceful people in the world. They are master craftsmen and will never have to rely on markets to produce what they need because they know how to do everything. I am a little embarrassed that I would starve if there wasn't a supermarket.

My only problem is you have to speak Dutch to be one and I've always had problem with foreign languages. Oh yeah, I am a bit too materialistic for that culture but that is my flaw not their's.

This may sound like a joke but I am really serious.
 
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I don't see Amish as very self sufficient. The Amish that I know of regularly bum car rides to town, go over to neighbor's houses to use their phone and then stay and watch TV. They use refrigerators powered by propane. And don't buy Amish produce thinking that you're getting organically grown stuff, they use lots of pesticides.

Also, they love Mountain Dew. Big time.
 
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Anybody here ever heard of the band "Electric Amish?"

Songs like, Barn to be Wild, Black Bonnet Girls, My Congregation and Come Together (And Build a Barn).



http://www.electricamish.com/music.html




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Maybe you could tweak the badge slightly so it read "Amish fan" or "Amish fellow-traveller". Presumably the objection to it was that no true Amish would use the Internet, so it would be like an "I hate boardgames" microbadge...
 
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It's been approved, and my offer still stands:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/browse/microbadge/1859
 
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How about making a Luddite microbadge?
 
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We need AmishTrash too.
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Philip Thomas wrote:
Maybe you could tweak the badge slightly so it read "Amish fan" or "Amish fellow-traveller". Presumably the objection to it was that no true Amish would use the Internet, so it would be like an "I hate boardgames" microbadge...


How about a microbadge that stands for "I hate microbadges"? Now, that is one I might consider getting. Maybe. Maybe not. goo
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Screw Amish, what we really need are some Braille microbadges.

Those would be really useful.
 
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I have a god-daughter named Tina Yoder who is Amish, and I consider her and her parents to be part of my family. I would love to have an Amish microbadge, though perhaps it would be misleading as I am not Amish.

What interesting topics I find here daily....
 
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Helenoftroy wrote:
I want one! I want one!

I have this weird conspiracy theory that when we no longer have an energy source, the Amish will be the only community that will survive. I think they are the smartest and most resourceful people in the world. They are master craftsmen and will never have to rely on markets to produce what they need because they know how to do everything. I am a little embarrassed that I would starve if there wasn't a supermarket.

My only problem is you have to speak Dutch to be one and I've always had problem with foreign languages. Oh yeah, I am a bit too materialistic for that culture but that is my flaw not their's.

This may sound like a joke but I am really serious.



Helenoftroy, Amish don't speak Dutch at all. They speak German. I can just see it happen to you. We run out of oil and you have studied Dutch for years and now you want to live with them, but they don't want you since you speak the wrong kind of Dutch!
 
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Growing up in Montana I was familiar with the Hutterites.


The bee-people! Awesome. I did a grad seminar on the philosophy of biology, covering a lot of natural selection at different levels, and we studied the Hutterites. Fascinating culture. Nat. Geographic did a recent article on them too. Long time ago, there were some situations in the Eastern US where they got in some legal hot water and most of the Hutterites moved up to Canada.

Maybe instead of an Amish badge, you should design an Anabaptist badge. A "one badge to rule them all" kind of thing. I'd buy a Devastatin Dave badge before I bought an Amish one though. Sorry.
 
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burrie wrote:


Helenoftroy, Amish don't speak Dutch at all. They speak German. I can just see it happen to you. We run out of oil and you have studied Dutch for years and now you want to live with them, but they don't want you since you speak the wrong kind of Dutch!


Really? I thought they spoke Pennsylvania Dutch. That's what I get for trying to learn from Friends. On the other hand, I do know some German.
 
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Helenoftroy wrote:
Really? I thought they spoke Pennsylvania Dutch. That's what I get for trying to learn from Friends. On the other hand, I do know some German.


Pennsylvanian Dutch is actually a bastardization of Deutsch, which is German for... Germans

Also, only the "Old Amish" don't use electronic technology. There are people who consider themselves Amish and still use computers, cars, etc.
 
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The Amish in my area speak a Swiss-German dialect (Berne Indiana). It is funny to hear Amish from two different "regions" (20 miles apart) talk to each other because there are times they don't understand each other. I had Amish neighbors across the road growing up. They were very kind, generous, nad hard working people, but then I knew others that were not. If you haven't had fresh Amish sausage or baked pies you don't know what you are missing!
 
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bentlarsen wrote:
How about a microbadge that stands for "I hate microbadges"? Now, that is one I might consider getting. Maybe. Maybe not. goo


I'm with you here. For all I know, there IS an "I hate microbadges" microbadge but I don't know how to find that out and I don't want anyone to teach me. Kids these days...
 
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