October is the month of Conkers. 2005 and 2006 saw Mr. Mondale and Mr. Boss Man face off against each other. In 2007, Mr. Mondale left the country (something about getting caught running a pyramid scheme) and it was left to me to fight the good fight against Mr. Boss Man.
Mr. Boss Man has had a lifetime to prepare for the battle. I had a few scattered skirmishes in '05 and that's about it. Mr. Boss Man supplied me with my conker.
We battled. I didn't do so well at first but then I got better. Then he became frustrated and switched his Conker mid battle to a huge proven King Conker. A bit shifty, don't you think?
Anyway, this video is a compilation of the highlights of the three years of battles. The first half is what I presented to the children assembled to watch the blood sport to pump them up and get them rooting for me. The second half is my recent creation culled from the footage that MacTechWitch shot.
To this day, I have a class of first graders obsessed with me because of this match. When I walk past their classroom, I hear them call out to each other "Mr. Listmaker just walked by. Mr. Listmaker just walked by!"
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