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Author Topic: ALL SET! A Bitcoin-themed banner WILL be present at Super Bowl XLVIII.  (Read 11789 times)
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January 31, 2014, 08:34:40 PM
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Just got off the phone with Mike (Michael) of Manhattan Banner, a fine outfit, and he stated that there'll be no problem with printing and delivering the banner to the Waldorf Astoria where a fellow Bitcoiner (mentioned on the other thread, but withheld hear just in case, not wanting to take anything for granted) will take possession of it.

Simply waiting now for a quote via email (~5 Minutes), of which I'll pay via CC (sorry, but they don't take bitcoins at this time) for the printing and delivery of the following image to be printed on a vinyl banner.

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January 31, 2014, 08:37:02 PM
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January 31, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
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Waiting for the email reply/quote is killing me! I think I need a drink.



I wonder if those two...wait for it...Monsters come with it.
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January 31, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
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Still waiting.  Cry This is like waiting for a baby to be born (I think), for I got knots in my stomach. The CC is now covered with sweat waiting to be used. And I have to pee. And I think I broke the F5 key on this here laptop. Anybody want to change places with me? Shit! Now I have to take a shit! When will this madness come to an end?

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January 31, 2014, 09:19:20 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen of course.. those of us outside US might miss it!

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January 31, 2014, 09:28:10 PM
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It looks like everything is set.  I will be sure to post plenty of pics!
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January 31, 2014, 09:36:10 PM
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It looks like everything is set.  I will be sure to post plenty of pics!

Almost, just a tad slow on their end waiting for an email, probably due to it being Friday and all, for I heard a many machines a runnin' in the background when I spoke with Mike.

Thanks, CC, for taking part in all this, knowing that you'll do your damndest to get the banner televised, or at least in front of a camera hoping that it was televised live. We all look forward to seeing all the pics you take come Monday or so, for Sunday would be to late to get them posted unless you're using a smartphone.

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January 31, 2014, 10:18:32 PM
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I can't wait to see this hopefully we can get a good quality video on it and hopefully this will be a remarkable day for Bitcoin.

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January 31, 2014, 10:56:16 PM
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Just an FYI I will be in one of the endzones, pretty dead center behind the goalposts in the first 15 rows, so there is a very good possibility that the banner will be visible during field goals and PATs.
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January 31, 2014, 10:58:16 PM
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This is excellent! Thanks for organising and financing this operation. Hopefully, if all goes well, hundreds of millions of eyes will catch a glimpse of the banner. Will be awesome! I'll tune in and watch Smiley

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January 31, 2014, 11:13:40 PM
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Finally a reason to watch the super bowl Wink

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February 01, 2014, 12:53:37 AM
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This is why full colour doesn't work (It's not possible to colour the whole bg). Sometimes it's possible to fully colour it, but sadly that doesn't get displayed correctly in Firefox. So I came up with some alternatives:
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PRIMEDICE.
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February 01, 2014, 01:00:29 AM
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Well since the Patriots aren't in I think I'm more excited to catch this banner on tv than the game. Awesome work Phinnaeus getting this printed and in the hands of someone going. No doubt it will make it on tv if he's sitting behind the goal posts!
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February 01, 2014, 03:20:10 AM
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Just an FYI I will be in one of the endzones, pretty dead center behind the goalposts in the first 15 rows, so there is a very good possibility that the banner will be visible during field goals and PATs.

Thanks, bud, but it now looks like I may have to pay out that $100 USD via BTC bounty I currently have running: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=429446.

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February 01, 2014, 03:28:15 AM
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To clarify, the graphic design was not created via Photoshop, and is vectored to scale for printing purposes, thanks to bitcoincito. The Google tiny URL acts as a backup if the QR-Code is unreadable, ergo we won't sweat this aspect, considering there's a myriad of symbolism built into the final design.

If Richard Sherman proves instrumental in the Seattle Seahawks winning the game, it'll make this banner that much more valuable for CC, especially if he could get it signed.

Here's to hoping it's a great game and the commercials don't suck. May the best team win!

~TMIBTCITW
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February 01, 2014, 05:53:48 PM
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Bad news --> to very bad news --> to good news --> TO VERY GOOD NEWS!

Original printer never got back with me and is closed today (assumed).
Other independent printers are also closed today in NYC.
Thinking cap was donned, then...
KINKOS! Less than a half a mile away--walking distance to the Waldorf Astoria.

<saving how I pulled it off come Monday, for I made them fit it in  Grin>

At any rate, Chantale and Casey, at Kinkos, went over and beyond the call of duty to make sure that this DOUBLE-SIDED banner (two single-sided banners, grommeted together) is delivered to the Waldorf Astoria no later than 10AM tomorrow morning, the best I could do--apologies!

Not to brag (seriously), but I have over $500 USD invested in this project just to have some stupid Bitcoin banner waving like a motherfucker 15 rows up behind one of the goal posts (again, the best I could do  Roll Eyes) at MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII with the hopes of having FOX Sports capture the wild man waving said banner to be broadcasted live to its 100M+ viewers. <breathe>

To top it off, said wild man gets to keep said banner after the fact, possibly selling it to pay for his Super Bowl ticket. <all humor aside, for I truly don't care, and enjoyed the challenge of bringing this project to fruition>

Granted, we're not outta the woods yets, but the gridiron is in site, no longer needing a Hail Mary to get Bitcoin close to the endzone.

TMIBTCITW does it again!  Cry Cry Cry
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February 01, 2014, 06:04:50 PM
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Where does the Bitcoin/google address go to?
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February 01, 2014, 06:09:31 PM
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Where does the Bitcoin/google address go to?

Links to http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=seattle+seahawks&SearchType=Header because Overstock.com just started accepting bitcoins for payment, and are doing quite well, I may add.

Just updated the bounty thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=429446.msg4877307#msg4877307
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February 01, 2014, 06:59:31 PM
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I have over $500 USD invested in this project

Woah, $500! Fox Sports and wild man waving banner better deliver.  Grin
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February 01, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
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good luck!
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