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    Planners. It would go down like this:

    Half the architects would forget there was a fight going on, sit in the corner and draw up plans for a deconstructivist makeover the arena. The remaining half would ignore thousands of years of combat knowledge and try to defeat the planners using something new and unique, like a ball of yarn or a frisbee.

    Meanwhile the planners would walk up and kick them all in the nuts.

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    Quote Originally posted by Cirrus
    The remaining half would ignore thousands of years of combat knowledge and try to defeat the planners using something new and unique, like a ball of yarn or a frisbee.
    ^-- Ok that was funny.

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    Quote Originally posted by Cirrus
    The remaining half would ignore thousands of years of combat knowledge and try to defeat the planners using something new and unique, like a ball of yarn or a frisbee.
    Or maybe some kind of weird stell-and polymer-based shell that is too heavy to lift, and when they try to use it, the device reaches out from behind and impales the user.

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    Oh the planners would win, hands down. The architects would be too busy explaining to the audience that they are not qualified to judge their fighting skills because they have not been trained as architects.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

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    Quote Originally posted by BKM
    Remember-the Borg were almost unstoppable in Star Trek.
    Key word...ALMOST. The Archies would get their t-square lovin', techno playin', artsy fartsy dressin', frank ghery aspirin' arses whooped by the rowdy, drunken, disgruntled planning hooligans that we are. We'd whoop them British soccer style.

    I know this b/c I was almost one of THEM. Plannerz Rule!
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Oh Please!

    We could beat you planner boys around no problemo, I mean we go head to head in the field with Skoal dipping, Harley riding, deer hunting, GC tough guys. Really you are a walk in the park after that.

    Your only hope is the fact that we dislike taking off our thick black framed glasses and hate to mess up our turtle necks.

    Archies Rule! Yeahhh... All nighter baby!, Contextual Deconstructivism! Mies was a genius!
    She has been a bad girl, she is like a chemical, though you try and stop it she is like a narcotic.

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    Quote Originally posted by Cirrus
    The remaining half would ignore thousands of years of combat knowledge and try to defeat the planners using something new and unique, like a ball of yarn or a frisbee.

    .
    Only if it was shiny.... and not available at Wal~mart.

    Planner's would win, because we would just keep changing the rules, before the architects destruction application started, so they would not have non-conforming status. Plus our khakis and blue shirts are far more practical and better camo than all black and turtlenecks in August.

    I agree that the politician line is this weeks winning post.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Plus our khakis and blue shirts are far more practical and better camo than all black and turtlenecks in August.
    What is with the turtlenecks? Are they all vampires trying to hide their bite marks??

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    Quote Originally posted by Cirrus
    like a ball of yarn or a frisbee.
    Hummm... frisbee...
    She has been a bad girl, she is like a chemical, though you try and stop it she is like a narcotic.

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    Planners Win!

    Planners would win. We're more pissed. Many of us joined the profession due to the fury burning within every atom of our souls.

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    Planners would take control....

    A few planners would find and take out the "Starchitects" that all of the other architects follow (both in form and function ) and before you know it, the remaining 98 architects would surrender without a problem.......

    Architects could inflict serious damage to planners with T-squares and ex-acto knifes.....but much like the Federation, planners have superiour shields in Comp. Plans and Zoning Codes That's why it would be so important to find the one or two leaders in the group.....All planners are trained as leaders (public process stuff)
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    Quote Originally posted by giff57
    The Planners would win because they would hire 100 conslutants to help.
    DING! DING!! Best one yet, IMHO!!

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    The planners would win because we would earn the support of the Engineers, if we needed reinforcements! (ask an Engineer who they'd pick...go on, ask em!)

    Plus the Archies would be too busy playing with their colored pencils and have a difficult time following the CODE which outlines the components of a site plan. Give em a check list? That doesn't work either.

    Case in point: I was offered a job with an ARCHITECTURE firm who was looking for PLANNERS to expedite the development process...ya know, visiting the municipality's development department, finding out about the process, etc. If they can't build a big box without our help, they damn sure can't win any other battle!

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    I think the planners would win. Architects are incredibly egotistical and would likely not want to work together to defeat the 100 planners. Planners on the other hand, often work with other planners and can often come to a consensus.
    Yep, planners can easily work in teams but 2 architects seldom agree with each other. They probably will kill each other than building consensus

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage
    Of course planners would win. The public participation process has taught us how to fight dirty
    Ah! But you forget: the architects have already fought dirty; they designed the arena, giving them a competitive edge. However, because the architect responsible only listened to Mayor Daley telling him again and again to "MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THE FRIGGING DISNEY MUSIC HALL!!!" instead of consulting with the engineers, the arena would collapse under its own weight and kill most of the contestants.

    The remaining few would be too injured to fight, but the architects would build deconstructivist shacks out of the rubble while the planners would yell at them for putting them in the wrong places, dammit! In the end, neither side would win, and the world would be run by the engineers because of their irresistible "We told you so!" line about the arena.
    Quote Originally posted by giff57
    The Planners would win because they would hire 100 conslutants to help.
    Yes, con-slut-ants to seduce the architects while the planners could take away their weapons and disable them. Although the planners would not be able to say that the architects went down in a violent manner, they could still say that the architects, well... went down.
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