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ucpete @bl002e said:
@ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
Clearly the emeriti and soon to be emeriti were chomping at the bit to play this week.
No joke! We might need to do another tournament of champions at some point. Though last year, I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work – and it was the most anticlimactic final I could have ever imagined! Both finalists ran out of steam, the post got archived due to ten days of inactivity before either had found a clip, let alone really dug in... though each round before the finals was an insane battle with some folks figuring shit out in ways I couldn't even fathom, others getting supremely frustrated with me and the clips and clues, and when it all came to a head, former MJM host and longtime Emeritus vs. a zero win player, it ended up being a monthlong staring contest! Ha Ha Ha!
That goddamned clip of that goddamned 1990 Tweezer will haunt my dreams for life.
I am so glad you mentioned that Tweezer, because like 3-4 years before I used it, before I had even become MJM Host, I read a review by @tmwsiy (a buddy) that blew me away:

And after I read that review and @TheEmu’s review mentioning the Tweezer, I knew I had to check out the second set...and when I heard that Tweezer intro, I didn’t say shit to anyone hoping that Steve or you would use it and I’d blow everyone away with my insta-solve... but alas, it wasn’t ever used.

Once I had taken over the MJM, I realized that most of the selections I was making came towards the end of jams - there were very few intros. This was reflected in the way I rapid fire searched jams as a player too - pore through setlists and jam charts while clicking around like a madman, looking for song versions that were abnormally long, and skipping right to the jam. After maybe 100 clips selected over my first year hosting, I realized how freaking hard this Tweezer clip would be, and still never mentioned it to anyone, anywhere, to the point where I didn’t want to use it randomly when I was low on ideas... it had to be for something special. When the tournament idea came to mind, I realized that the Tweezer had to be one of the clips used in the championship round, and sure as shit, it ended up being one of the hardest MJM clips ever! is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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