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Thread: "Wow" versus "Shock and Awe"

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    "Wow" versus "Shock and Awe"

    Basically, you have to get something done, with two ways to do it. One way is the "Wow", which is just being above and beyond expectations. The other way is "Shock and Awe", which is the... surprising way to do the task. Then the person names the next task.

    I'll start (obviously):

    Task: Give the smoothie to the patron.

    Wow: Hand to them with a friendly smile and a thank you.
    Shock and Awe: Throw it to them with a friendly smile and thank you.

    The next task:
    Bake your grandmother a birthday cake.

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    hmmm - not sure I get it

    Task: Bake your grandmother a birthday cake

    Wow: Bake with love and care and wish her a happy 86th year.
    S & A: Let the 86 candles bake it and wish her a happy year.

    Next task: Take a colleague to lunch

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    (Don't worry, you got it. )

    Wow: Paying for your college's lunch at Olive Garden.
    Shock and Awe: Paying for yours and your college's lunch in Hong Kong.

    Next Task: Doing your History report.

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    Wow: Paying for your college's lunch at Olive Garden
    The entire college? That could get expensive. Sure that isn't shock and awe?

    Next Task: Doing your History report.

    Wow: Get on your computer, do the adequate research and write an interesting but factual history report.

    Shock and Awe: Find a telephone booth that doubles as a time machine, travel through time and bring the predominant figures from the time period to speak for you.

    Next taskecorate your house!

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    Hah, that combination made a goofy smiley face.
    the task is Decorate your house, incase you can't read it

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    WoW: Co-ordinate the furnature in each room so that each are distinct, but create a total feeling of cohesion with the house as a whole.

    Shock and Awe: Hand craft every peice of furnature and woodwork (floors, trim, doors, cabinets, etc.) from extinct trees (using only a pocket knife).

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    Heh, forgot to pose a task.

    Task: Start a new business venture.

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    Wow: Start a business venture sculpting topiary faster than your competition.
    Shock and Awe: Start a business venture sculpting topiary by attacking it with a katana.

    Task: Decorate your house for Halloween.
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    Task: Decorate your house for Halloween.
    WoW: Get the kids busy with some construction paper, scissors, and magic markers

    Shock and Awe: hang a live and visibly irrate black cat in my window, rob some graves and line my driveway with skulls, and scatter some severed limbs I borrowed from the local morgue around my front lawn.

    Task: Perform a talent in front of an audience

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    Wow: Polish up your spoon slaps you learned in summer camp.
    Shock and Awe: Levitate

    Task: Recover from over-levitating. One mile up. No parachute.

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    Wow: Fall to ground flailing and screaming.
    Shock and Awe: Yell "Yeeeeee-HAW!" while doing a perfect swan dive.


    Buy a car.

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    Wow: pulling out your wallet and paying for the car.
    Shock and Awe: Don Rambo garments, grab a car, and shoot your way out.

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    Wow: Win the election because you have the best policies.
    Shock and Awe: Win the election because you singlehandedly fought off Godzilla when he attacked New York.

    Vacation in Belize.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Vacation in Belize.
    Wow: Put on your bee suit and mask and stand on the corner with a coin bucket and ringing a bell.

    Shock and Awe: Realizing you heard "Donation of the Bees", and totally playing it off by going to a corner in Belize, with a pink bee suit.

    Task: Planning a New Year's Eve party for your colleagues. ()

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    Wow: Have a party at a local Italian restaurant.
    Shock and Awe: Have a party at a restaurant in Italy.

    Get a job as a tour guide at a museum.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Wow: Show everyone the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    Shock and Awe: Feed everyone to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    Take a shower.

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    Wow: strip, don the shower cap switch it on get in!
    Shock and Awe: Stand in a barrel and shower your self as you go over the Niagra Falls singing Opera in perfect pitch!

    Service a Challenger II Tank

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    Wow: Service the tank, along with the rest of the crew, as you were hired to do (why wow? 'Caust that's still a pretty cool job).
    Shock and Awe (and criminal complaint): "Service" the tank...in broad daylight...infront of a group of tourists.

    Task: Redesign BAUT's User Interface (not that it needs it!)

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    Wow: Add some Hubble pictures in the background.
    Shock and Awe: Put a different space image on every subforum main page- a new one every day.

    Task: Save the rain forest.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Wow: Make an effort to convert more documents to e-filing in an effort to save paper at the office.

    Shock and Awe: Launch a network of high-tech low-earth-orbit weapons that vaporizes anyone who harms a tree.

    Task: Become healthier

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    Task: Become healthier
    WoW: Make it a point to add more fruits and veggies to your diet and go for a nice brisk paced walk after dinner.

    Shock and Awe: Stalk the local gym, wait for the healthiest looking person to exit, kidnap them and transplant your brain into their body.

    Task: Find a new career

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    WoW: Personally deliever your resumé to the top area businesses until you get a job.

    Shock and Awe: Invent a whole new area of technology, patent the idea, and make millions as your storefronts pop up faster than pimples on a fry-cook.

    Task: Get a haircut.

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    Wow: Have my hair cut and styled in 1935 movie maven style.

    Shock and Awe: Have 3/4 of my hair completely sheered off and remaining 1/4 dyed vivid purple (husband would be shocked and awed )


    Task: Bake a 3-layer cake of 3 different flavors.
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    Wow: get chrissy around give her all the ingrediants and let her go wild!

    Shock and Awe: Do it my self with out burning the whole town down and produce something edible!

    Task: Make a Dental prosthesis!

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    Wow: Produce a perfect set of false teeth from plastics found around the home

    Shock and Awe: Make replacement tusks for elephants


    Task: Take a vacation

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    Wow: Visit Disney World and see the fireworks.
    Shock and Awe: Visit Disney World and get randomly chosen as the Grand Marshall of a parade.

    Task: Get your artwork displayed in a museum.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Wow: design a display area for a particular museum piece
    Shock and Awe: Create a life-size T-Rex skeleton from macaroni and elmer's glue

    Task: Plan a wedding.

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    Wow: Plan a wedding that's as eco-friendly as possible.
    Shock and Awe: Plan an underwater wedding.

    Task: Make somebody laugh.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Wow: Results in a loud and long guffaw.

    Shock and Awe: Laughter so hard an appendix is ruptured and a rib cracked.


    Task: Destroy an ant hill.

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    Wow: Smash it down until it was flat.

    Shock and Awe: The ants rebuild a newer and higher one right before your eyes using reinforced concrete.

    Task: Make a music CD.
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