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I still like my Bullwhip

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

No kink shaming here, my guy

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Do you pronounce it like Stewie pronounces Cool Whip?

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Lot 18 tailgates aren't the same without the bullwhip.

This is a true statement.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Still have my Cadet Hokiebird centerpiece.

Click here to destroy wall.

The bullwhip is pretty awesome. Just remember..... No cracking the bullwhip while wearing FlippinHokie's Heels and DannyCoaleisMySpiritAnimal's orange and maroon banana hammock. That could end badly.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Personal experience?

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I have seen the bullwhip and Flippin's heels. The mental image of DCIMSA wearing the heels and an orange and maroon banana hammock is what forced me to create my TKP account. I could only imagine the pain inflicted by the bullwhip if the person were to miss.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

What about this table?

Y'all some freaks

We are a delightful group of individuals and have lots of fun in Lot 18.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I can confirm this! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Aww.. Thanks... Come visit again :-)

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Yeah they are.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

You are one of us..

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

What about it? These things did not force me into creating a TKP account or give me nightmares that required gallons of eye bleach.... They are a required part of our random little corner of the world called Lot 18.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Click here to destroy wall.


My little Hokie Haven. Recently invaded by my 3 year old, who loves playing Goat Simulator.


I love this chair.


Shameless TKP plug.

...oh I'm also a Cowboys fan.

Oof that cowboys banner ruins the whole atmosphere...๐Ÿคฎ

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I had to give them something

The Boys banner enhances the room... Gotta represent both teams/days of the weekend.....

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Leg for the Hendrix... leg rescinded for the Cowboys :-)

and I missed it the first time - leg for the Leg.

VT, Jimi Hendrix, J Cole, Chance, Taylor & Fender guitars.... We even have the same trash can... Are we the same person??

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Where did you get the VT vs. WVU poster?

I just had the picture blown up at Walgreens/CVS and then framed it.

This is why I'm disappointed that they never released an HD version of our Marvel cover vs FSU from a few years ago.

Agreed! I have been looking for a high quality version since I saw it on some show on ESPN. Even asked on here years ago if anyone had found it. Anyone?

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

I wish i still had my chair Darryl Tapp's chair๐Ÿ˜ข

Open your eyes Nicholas

1) Antonio Freemans mouthpiece from his last college game.
2) The pattern that was used to pour "Skipper"

Need to see a photo of the Skipper pattern.

I'll have to get that in the morning. It's hanging in our conference room. Both Skipper patterns.

That's phenomenal.

(I also fixed the embed code for you.)

Thanks Joe! That's my first attempt at a picture share. Work in progress.
There's an incredible story behind the creation of the Skipper. If you ever come through Roanoke you should stop through our office. Dad poured Skipper II and loves to tell the story.

What's the high-level? And how did you come into the possession of something so unique?

When Homer Hickam and Butch (VTCC members during the era when VMI used our lack of a canon as a means to poke fun at VPI) went searching for a solution to their lack of firepower my grandad caught wind of it. He was part owner of Virginia Foundry, and as a former Corp Cadet, he responded back and poured the original Skipper free of charge. In the late 70s the Corp overcharged the canon and blew it up (it was made of brass and lacked a steel reinforced sleeve). As a call of duty, my father subsequently took it upon himself to create Skipper II. The current skipper is an exact replica of a 3" Confederate field rifle found at Gettysburg.

For those that are no aware Homer Hickam wrote an autobiography called 'Rocket Boys' that was later turned into a movie called 'October Sky' that starred a young Jake Gylllenhaal as Homer Hickam. There is nothing about his college days in the movie but its a pretty amazing story of a kid coming up from nothing in a dying coal town in West Virginia who went on to become an engineer at NASA. I recommend it.

Having grown up in WV, 'October Sky' was the "Teacher's not feeling it today" movie. It's a great movie but I'll be fine if I never see it again.

Homer came and spoke at my high school once though. That was neat.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

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Thanks for sharing this.

I am sure no one is going to be visiting the library any time soon, but there is an awesome display on Skipper and its history, along with some great artifacts, on the 4th floor near the Torg bridge study area. If you are on campus and practicing proper social distancing, I highly suggest it.

In the late 70s the Corp overcharged the canon and blew it up ....

Actually was 1982. The shot was fired somewhere near the chappel. I was in my dorm at Vawter, and it shook the building. Blew the safety plug on the barrel through a (I think it was a 4th floor) window in Slusher.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I stand corrected. I knew it was sometime near the time that I was born, but without going over the details I just took an estimate. I do know that car windows and possibly a dorm window were smashed. If that would have happened today you better believe that there wouldn't have been another Skipper.

Agreed, what a showpiece!

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Damn, thats pretty dope.

Any way you can get a closeup of the framed piece? Looks like a worthy read.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Thanks! This is an impressive article, goes well with the forms for the cannon. Appreciate you getting the closeup pictures!

edit: Sorry, this was meant as a reply to HokieHustle.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Also, because I'm bored and I literally just moved into the building and have nothing else to do. My office I painted Maroon. Have lots of fun things for the wall but just have never put it up. Office is a mess cause I've been busy.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I don't have a Hokie room yet (kids take up a lot of space if y'all didn't know. But in our walk in closet I have a Frank Beamer signed "25" game worn helmet, a Hughes game worn Frank Beamer jersey, a Hokie stone just like the one in the tunnel, a signed Frank Beamer picture from 1989, signed footballs and posters from the 2016/17 team including coaches, signed picture from women's the golf team this year and softball team from 2016.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I've got bits and pieces around, but put this together this year and it sits in the living/dining room area pretty prominantly.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

It's difficult to get everything in a centered shot because this is set up in a narrow spot as you enter my office.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Nice helmets! Quite an investment.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I don't have a room, but i have an outfit

Original sheet music to Tech Triumph from the early 1920s.

Wow.

The logo certainly got better over the years.

Not completely finished yet but we have a good start.

Additionally, if anyone can advise where to get an actual piece of hokie stone from I would greatly appreciate the help!

Always Jumping even from hours away.

pretty sure they just want a blank slab they can mount on the wall. Although, they'll need more than command strips to hold that up.

I did see someone had made fake tunnel entrances somewhere once. I think the stone was made out of foam or something...

same lol been looking

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I accidentally found mine in a dumpster on campus years and years ago hung it on a couple of those garage type hooks above my door. Unfortunately between 4 moves I've lost it.

(add if applicable) /s

These are some of my mini helmets. I have all the helmets from 1960-present (not all displayed) and the last picture has some random ones that were never worn in a game.

If you got some maroon and orange lights for that tree, that would just be the best.

I'm already a few steps ahead of you....I'll try to remember to take a picture and post my Hokie christmas tree in December.

Here's my home office set-up. Among other personal items and mementos, I have 45 mini-helmets, Tyrod's visor from a preseason Ravens game, a signed Chris Ellis football and Darren Evans's practice gloves from the Colts. My father in law is also the GOAT because he surprised me and my wife with this note on our wedding day:

I feel stupid but how do I post my pics on here...I have a few solid things but not sure how to post them...Giles county education and 4 years at VT have failed me here

HokieHighVPI03

Get an Imgur account (or simply upload your pictures without an account and retrieve the code).

They should give you several links for sharing your image. Copy the "Direct Link".

On TKP, click the "share image" icon above the comment box and paste.

Thanks brockman

HokieHighVPI03

I'm not sure what category this falls under, but whichever it is I'm pretty sure I win.

804

My box is still sitting on top of my grandmother's basement refrigerator.

I have that box plus 3 RC cola bottles from the 99 season

McBryde construction was good to us

#38-0

man cave full! just recently framed my roc game jersey for the Texans and roc game jersey for vt

twitter @smithey_daniel
head scout BSP scouting specializing in north florida/ southern GA highschool football scouting

Ugh, you guys are going to make me clean up my basement so I can take pictures

My two favorite Hokie things are a Shultz tray I was able to get Beamer to sign and a piece of Hokie Stone I mounted an put at the base of my stairs. Working on teaching my daughter (9 months) to hold her hand up and touch it everytime we walk down the stairs.

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them" -Lee Corso

Shultz Express sandwich of the day and breakfast buffet were on point. Downstairs Shultz was pretty bad.

804

ok, gonna recycle my favorites but add a new one, someone in a golf discussion said where's my golf bag, well first picture is me and my golf bag, then one of me and the Bear and my fav the sign on the dock
hmmm.....try again ok, why is this so hard...........ok, the last three were the "direct link", I surrender
https://i.imgur.com/UIHWKtV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8gy1L39.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lfLNe8L.jpg
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[img]https://i.imgur.com/QFrtXSq.jpg[/img]
https://imgur.com/QFrtXSq
https://imgur.com/a/XZ9W5Bg
https://imgur.com/8gy1L39
https://imgur.com/tcSlO4a
https://imgur.com/X8MNXMo

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

I'm not a golfer, but I'm quite envious of the dock and the bear.


I think you did everything on Imgur right.

Probably just chose the wrong button over the comment box.

Well my golf team today was like my effort to put up these pictures (only way I am seeing good golf today is watching the golf channel), so let me try that right now. Used the link button, copied and pasted the "direct link" from imgur and yep, my day of failures is now complete....fortunately only 15 minutes left of it. Say goodnight Gracie

can you spot the 5 VTs?

Me with two bears


Custom made by my son

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

I got 2 VTs on clothes, 2 on cars and one on the golf bag.

I can't get over the VT on your boat dock. Did your son use both paint and stain? It came out amazing, and blends right in with the dock.

Alright, Lewis, now you're just bragging.

Seriously though, impressive set up you've got. Jealous of that boat dock.

Actually it was paint and then layers of outdoor varnish. Don't know that many details, just showed up under the christmas tree three years ago. Probably my favorite Xmas gift ever.

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

That collection is OUTTA WHACK!

Stained concrete?

experimental stained concrete. I want to polish it but polish a huge VT into at well if that makes sense. I have a massive garage and my pool table area was once a work station. As you can see I don't have the need for it so I made use of the space for a pool table. My wife just came home to it one day. :)

Did you put a clear coat over it?

Not yet. In the plans

Hokie Stones in the front yard (that desperately need a power wash)

Old seats from Cassell Coliseum in the entry way

*annoyed I cannot center the rug because of the AC vent

Basement - game/movie watch area (still a work in progress, but getting close)

Are you sure the Cassell seats are authentic? There's no gum stuck to the bottom.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

hahaha, if you zoom in, you can see the marks where the gum was scraped off.

My bad, didn't zoom.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

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Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!