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I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver, and author of many fine books. Manager/maintainer of the Elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.


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Kojeon - the saga continues

So Edison has been calling BS on the Christmas Kojeon card because it's a photo-realistic Kojak who is clearly lying on Nick's blanket.  Fine then smart guy, you want to play it that way?  I've got a few things you don't have.

1. Mediocre photoshop skills

2. Google Translate

3. Contacts in Japan with access to the mail system

4. An obsessive compulsion to beat a 6 year old in a battle of wits

Let's see how he reacts when he gets personalized mail from Japan with a Japanese version of Kojeon AND a Kiteon with cartoonized depictions.



Hey it works! Oh wait a sec...

What if I just add/subtract a bit of a fudge factor?



Since Edison got into Pokemon his favorite has been Eevee, this little dog pokemon that evolves into a bunch of different types of stronger pokemon.  I started dropping hints that our dog Kojak might be a pokemon.  He wasn't buying it.  I kept it up, eventually expanding the hints to include his origin as an evolve of Eevee.  Now we're at the point where I call him Kojeon (to fit with Eevee's other evolves such as Flareon, Vaporeon, etc), and we actively debate whether it's possible that he's a Pokemon.  Edison insists that Kojak isn't a Pokemon because he's never seen him in the show or on a card.

I can't wait to see his face when this card emerges from a pack at christmas :)


Let's face it, I'm probably just apologizing to future-me


Help, I'm starting to argue with myself in my comments


Thankfully this was a non-binding bet...


Sometimes stackoverflow comments aren't all that helpful