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    I wish you a merry christmas!

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    And now, for the bored at work segment of our show:

    It's said that if you fold one thousand paper cranes, you get a wish. How long does it take to fold a paper crane? Five minutes maybe? If so, it'd take about 5 minutes * 1000 cranes / 60 minutes in an hour / 24 hours in a day = 3 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes of constant crane making to get one wish. So if I started on monday morning, bright and early, I'd have a wish by some time on thursday. I bet if I had a whole workshop of elves like santa does to help me make cranes, then the work would go a lot faster.

    If I had one elf constantly making cranes, how many could he make in a year? Hmmm, now lets be fair, though. If he only works 12 hours a day (leaving the rest for eating, sleeping and taking breaks) every day that'd give him half a man year (well, let's say elf year) per year of work. That's 365.25 / 2 = 182.625 elf days, or 4,383 elf hours or 262,980 elf minutes of work. At 5 minutes a crane, that's 262,980 / 5 = 52,596 cranes which amounts to 52.596 wishes per year, per elf. That's one wish a week! If I had only seven elves working for me, that'd be a wish a day! 168 elves could net me a wish an hour ... but I wouldn't get my first wish until a half hour after they'd started ... 1000 cranes / 168 elves * 5 minutes per crane per elf = 29 minutes, 46 seconds.

    Where can I get me some elves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoddessGood View Post
    ...Where can I get me some elves?
    The best part is that they work for sugar plums and candy canes. Buy those in bulk and you can get some good prices...
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    Or I could just use the first wish to wish for a box of candy canes Then I could wish for more paper. I assume wishes would pile up overnight while I slept, so I could wish each morning for supplies for the days work and after a while it could be a self sustaining industry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoddessGood View Post
    Or I could just use the first wish to wish for a box of candy canes Then I could wish for more paper. I assume wishes would pile up overnight while I slept, so I could wish each morning for supplies for the days work and after a while it could be a self sustaining industry .
    Ooh! I like that idea! It's kinda like elf-powered cold fusion!
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    You guys need to go elf-powered cold turkey

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    But would not the Elves get the wishes? After they are the ones making the cranes. The universe notices things like that. Karma can not be bought.

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    According to the majority ruling in K. Kringle v. South Pole, works resulting in wishes are the property of the employer, not the labor. Too bad, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha View Post
    According to the majority ruling in K. Kringle v. South Pole, works resulting in wishes are the property of the employer, not the labor. Too bad, eh?
    Oh, you haven't heard about 7th Circuit ruling of Donner v. Kringle that threatens to overturn that? It could completely shut the polar wish market.

    Of course, what it really means is that we are likely to see the first truly independent elven nation since Alfheimr was absorbed into Norway.

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    Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdmcbride View Post
    ...Of course, what it really means is that we are likely to see the first truly independent elven nation since Alfheimr was absorbed into Norway...
    (Does best Alec Guiness impression): "Alfheim...now that's a name I've not heard in a long time...a long time..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDM View Post
    Merry Christmas!

    Elf, Human and even Monster.

    Now lets not forget the Dwarfs, Gnomes, Halflings, and what the heck, lets toss the Kender in the barrel too.

    Whether it's Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or any others that I may not be aware of yet, here's wishing a joyous time to one and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdmcbride View Post
    Oh, you haven't heard about 7th Circuit ruling of Donner v. Kringle that threatens to overturn that? It could completely shut the polar wish market.

    Of course, what it really means is that we are likely to see the first truly independent elven nation since Alfheimr was absorbed into Norway.

    Gary
    Oh, most definitely, though I'd predict years of appeals, due to the sheer size of the Kringle machine. At least, unless another Wintergate happens, which'd most certainly topple the wish giant.

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    About that crane makin' thing. It was my understanding that not only did you have to make them, but you had to give them to some one. Which means yer elves would get the wishes, but only if they got out of the shop. And youd only get the debt.
    Sure, Life IS like a bowl of cherries, but how SWEET they are depends on how much crap your willing to take to fertalize your DREAMS. Michael L. Cross

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplmac View Post
    Now lets not forget the Dwarfs, Gnomes, Halflings, and what the heck, lets toss the Kender in the barrel too.

    Whether it's Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or any others that I may not be aware of yet, here's wishing a joyous time to one and all.
    I'm certainly not going to list every Race there is. I'd nay have time to celebrate!!

    Of course I included Gnomes!
    I mean, just because 4e made them a "Monster" Race.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha View Post
    blah blah blah ... Kringle machine ... blah blah
    Damnit, now I'm hungry for kringle.

    I wish for a kringle machine!
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