Gem from GK Chesterton

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

From The Everlasting Man

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bonus Point Leader Board

In case you missed it on ESPN Sports Center night, here is the most current standings on the Bonus Points Leader Board.  They are always available on the sidebar in case you want to feverishly check where you're on the heap.  And you know you want to be feverish about this!

Points Name
33          Letters from Lausanne
26          Black Holes and Astrostuff
22          Lea (early reader of "A Body at Rest")
15          Make
15 Dallin
10          Glue4Families
10          Shakespeare Mom
10          Thom L.
5            Nonfiction Lover

Bonus Points are for those who make great contributions to The Secret of Newton.  See the FAQ for more info about how to get these highly coveted points and be the envy of your peers.

Or, if you want to forsake the honor, fame and respect of your peers on the Leader Board you can buy neat stuff with your Bonus Points.  Just visit the Store House O' Prizes.


  1. Someone's TIED with me? Are you kidding me? I'm LADY BLOG FODDER!

    You're toying with me, aren't you?

  2. Actually Stephanie, you're right. I forgot about the honorific and have adjusted the leader board. The title is certainly worth something.

  3. How long does it take to update for my ten points yesterday?

  4. Yesterday you got 3 BPs for nailing the Airplane reference, plus 0.5 BPs for good will. Unless I'm missing something, the 10 BPs is for the identifying the "Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Honey Glazed Ham" quote.

    I hope this is a simple mistake and that you're not trying to swindle out 7 points. Because we don't take kindly to point thieves in these parts. On the other hand, incompetence or mismanagement of the point system from the TSON admin is perfectly tolerable, though not desirable and I always appreciate it if you let me know when I drop the ball.

    By the way, I'm giving a hint on the Chicken Pot Pie reference: it is from a popular 1990s cartoon.

  5. Update because I forgot Rocket Scientist's 14 BPs for being the first to submit for One Giant Leap.

  6. I am the champion! I am the champion! No time for losers for I am the champion...of the blog!

    (Can you tell I got up too early this morning?)

  7. Stephanie I forgot to tell you that the BP leader gets to wear a virtual green jacket also. Tiger Woods is going to be so envious.

  8. Green jacket? Being the leader makes me a leprechaun???

  9. No, it is a time honored tradition for the Master's golf tournament winner at Augustus to wear the green jacket. And while I can't make it a time honored tradition here just yet (since the blog is still new-ish), I can make it an honored tradition. Of course I can change the coat colors if you prefer, but it will cost you 3 BPs.

  10. Woo Hoo I'm even on the list! So when do we get to convert them to dollars?lol

  11. Bob, at any time you can convert BP's to dollars. All it takes is a buyer. And right now is an excellent time to buy Bonus Points because the market is a little bit soft. Remember the number one rule of investing: you make your money when you buy, not when you sell.

    And TSON is a strictly free market site, no federal bail-out dollars here. Mostly because I don't want my exorbitant CEO blog salary capped at $500k. And I want to keep flying my fancy TSON Lear Jet*. It is so sweet: 300/600/1200 Hr. 5-07. 12 Year 3-06. New Paint, Interior by Kate Woolstenhulme, Artist-aire, RVSM, TAWS & 406 MHZ ELT. Dual 530 Moving Map GPS/COMM/NAV. TCAS 1. Bendix RDS 82. FD-108 FD. Dual RMIs. Century III Wing, Freon Air, 36" Door, Super Sound Proofing Sirrus Airshow, Full & Complete Logs/No Damage History.

    *Who am I kidding? Since you're the TACOS, you already know I just cut an paste an ad from:


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