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Who has the know-how to get to 20K?

Asked by Mariah (25876points) August 19th, 2014

Why, @SavoirFaire of course! Congrats, dude, your questions are some of the most thought-provoking out there.

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janbb's avatar

Well, I’d like to come up with a fallacious hypothesis or a reductio ad absurdum or an ad hominen argument but all I can really say is “Mazel Tov!”

longgone's avatar

Congrats!! Long-time secret admirer, here.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

SavoirFaire, intelligent, inquisitive, always present. Delightful, insightful, thought provoking.
You deserve high praise, much gratitude, and much recognition.

Okay, where is the open bar? Did nobody remember to set up the bar?

Oh! there it is! Gimmee something with an umbrella in it

dxs's avatar

You’re so smart! Congrats man!

filmfann's avatar

Congo rats to a terrific contributor!

Haleth's avatar

Congratulations! I love your thought-out contributions.

zenzen's avatar


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Pachy's avatar

One more bullet you can check off your bucket list, @SavoirFaire. Of course there’s always the NEXT big K.


Mimishu1995's avatar

This is the first time I’ve ever attended a mod’s party.

Congratulation! Even before you became a mod, you has been a really wise thinker here. I have read some of your responses and I can’t agree more with most of your thoughts.

This is your party. Relax and enjoy it!—And take a day off from your mod work too. You deserve a rest :p—

cookieman's avatar

Excellent!! Great job!

Blondesjon's avatar


gailcalled's avatar

The only e-friend I have who can toss off that rara avis, a perfect villanelle, while making it look effortless. I treasure the one you wrote for me, flawless in both form and content. It still graces my refrigerator.

I thank you also for introducing me to this gem:

“Argumentum Verbosium : AKA Proof by Intimidation, or Proof by Verbosity. It refers to an argument that is so complex, so long-winded and so poorly presented by the arguer that you are obliged to accept it, simply to avoid being forced to sift through its minute details.” (Milo is particularly fond of that one.)

And finally, I remember the thrill of learning about “L’esprit de l’escalier”, thanks to you:
the perfect come-back thought of only too late, on the way home.

Buttonstc's avatar

I always love reading your replies (even if I don’t agree; but most of the time I do)

I’ve learned a lot from you. Congratulations.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Use all that savvy for the next 20k! Well done!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Congrats on the 20k! Let me wax philosophical for a moment.
Before I met you I was reasonably certain that your area of expertise was not the most employable skill to have. After all, I have never seen a help wanted sign with that requirement listed nor have I seen the grand opening of any philosophy factories.
I have however seen your responses and replies in the face of adversity and am convinced you would be a valuable asset almost anywhere. I cannot tell if it is your expertise or if it is you but the combination is powerful indeed.
If you could just tell me how to overdrive this clock chip by an order of magnitude so I can eliminate the intermittent race condition I’d be forever grateful.
Thanks for being here!

thorninmud's avatar

Dude, could you please just dumb it down a little bit? Give somebody else a turn at being the smart one, sheesh.

hominid's avatar

Congrats. Now please contribute here more often!

longgone's avatar

@thorninmud “Dude, could you please just dumb it down a little bit? Give somebody else a turn at being the smart one, sheesh.”

Look who’s talking! ~

flutherother's avatar

Logically speaking there is nothing special about 20,000 lurve points but 20Kongratulations anyway. I don’t know of anyone who has deserved them more.

chyna's avatar


LornaLove's avatar

Congratulations and I always read your well thought out answers over and over! (For good reason!).

ibstubro's avatar

Sorry, I walked right past this question the first couple of times. Congrats, @SavoirFaire!

jca's avatar

@SavoirFaire? How debonnaire! Congrats on the 20k! Your insight is deep, your prose always thoughtful. Your 20k is much deserved!

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tinyfaery's avatar

Wow. Totally missed this. Congrats! You really deserve it.

You are one of my fave Jellies. Your contribution to the site is excellent. Always logical and rational, and even fun.

Keep at it so I can keep up on my philosophy toes.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Wow! To be honest, this is a bigger turnout than I expected. I am honored to have you all here for the celebration.

@Mariah Thank you so much for hosting! I have great respect for your ability to rise above your circumstances and your desire to stay well rounded in your education.
@janbb Thanks for schlepping on down to my party! And don’t worry, I’ll get plenty of bad arguments when school starts up again next week!
@longgone Flattery will get you everywhere, my dear! Thank you so much!
@Jonesn4burgers Compliments, drinks, and desserts? You can come to my parties any time!
@dxs Many thanks! And you, sir, have the excellent quality of self-awareness. Much respect!
@filmfann Thanks a lot!
@Haleth Thank you!
@zenzen Thanks! I’m glad you came back in time for my party!
@syz Thank you!
@Pachy Yep! Better keep pushing that boulder up that hill! To 30K and beyond!
@Mimishu1995 Thank you! Glad to know I’ve got the mafia on my side!
@cookieman Thanks!
@Blondesjon Thank you, sir. One of these days, I’d like to buy you a cold one (or ten) and we’ll talk about something we agree on (for about five minutes—then we can arm wrestle).
@gailcalled What to say? If I have pleased the magnificent lady of Fluther, then I can have no regrets about how I’ve spent my time here. And please give my regards to Milo.
@Buttonstc Thanks! And hey, how boring would it be if we all agreed all the time? At least we’re all learning (and I definitely learn from everyone here)!
@ZEPHYRA Thank you! I’ll do my best!
@LuckyGuy Thanks! At the end of the day, you and I are in the same business: solving problems. Different kinds of problems, to be sure, but that is at least supposed to be the point of what I do. I’ll, uh, get back to you on the other thing…
@thorninmud I have to agree with @longgone‘s “look who’s talking” here. If you get to a question before me, there’s a 99% chance my answer will start with “I agree with @thorninmud.”
@hominid Will do! I think I’ve got an answer to you about something or other half composed in a text file somewhere!
@flutherother I hereby accept your emotive outburst in the manner it was conveyed as intending. I further request that you accept my expression of gratitude in return. ;)
@chyna Thank you!
@LornaLove That’s very kind of you to say. Thanks!
@ibstubro The door to the party was hidden as a secret test of character. You pass!
@jca? You made my day! Thanks so much!
@wildpotato Thanks so much, fellow philosopher!
@tinyfaery Thank you, and I hope you know I lurve you, too! Glad I can be of service in keeping those philosophy chops of yours sharp! P.S. Thanks for getting my jokes. And knowing when I’m joking. And that I am capable of joking.
@SecondHandStoke TWENTY!!!!!!!! KAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

It really is a pleasure to be a part of this community with all you wonderful jellies. And thank you again—each and every one of you—for your kind words of congratulation.

Blondesjon's avatar

@SavoirFaire . . . I’d be happy to take you up on that. We mostly disagree on semantics more than anything else and after a beer or ten I might be more inclined to say things your way.

minus the arm wrestling bit. i think a duel of wits is much more satisfying.

Strauss's avatar

@SavoirFaire Congo Rats and burritoes! Your posts are always interesting, and at least half well thought out!

ibstubro's avatar

But, what about the other half of his posts, @Yetanotheruser??~

SavoirFaire's avatar

@Blondesjon Sounds good, but just so long as we don’t combine the two activities. We all know how that ends.
@Yetanotheruser Thanks! So what you’re saying is I’m twice as interesting as I am knowledgeable? Guess I should have stuck with the entertainment industry!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I totally missed this. I’m sorry Bruce! Congratulations!

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