Operation
Life Day 2016
In Dark Times, we must look to the Light.

For many free-thinkers, freak-flag-flyers, or lonely-outsider-tinkerers who are looking for a safe place to play or feel a sense of belonging, SCUL is that Light.

The nerdy melting-pot of SCUL strives to be a better, friendlier, funkier version of itself and to share it with the world.

A quote from the Prime Directive: When SCUL is at its best, it often is the result of the cooperation and perseverance of an extremely diverse group. Your connections with fellow pilots make the difference that sets SCUL apart from just a group ride.

In this spirit, we celebrate the end of each season with awards: prestigious, silly, thankful, big & small tokens of appreciation, hugs - all with Love

This years official “cog” awards, followed by personal inter-member awards:


Stone Cogs (next to next top honor):
* Rocket
* Beetle Juice
* Shadowman
* Pastry Queen
* Lordmcfuzz

Bronze Cogs (next to top honor):
* Sewer
* Snow
* Taco

Dread Cog to Dread Flint (made from Dreadnaught's wheel bearing destroyed in service to SCUL)

Glass Cog to Dead Bride (made by Threespeed and Skunk)

Iron Cog (top honor):
* Excess


Knightings:
* Rad Max
* Johnny5


SCUL gang awards:

from Radmax: bike-parts dragon marionette to guard The Fort

from Raleigh Stripe: SCUL square USA flag

from Stogie: 1983 Shooting Star trophy to Bacchus, Attendance to Wombat, Helping Hand to Dead Bride, 8-bit award to Dr. Claw, Association Of The Golden Pencil to Threespeed, Awesome Sauce to Taco

from Rocket: Salute to Grandpa

from Dr. Claw: various medals of awesomeness

from Sewer, Dead Bride, Threespeed & the Garbage Goddess: Captain’s chair to Skunk

from Civitron: medals for inter-outpost support “Shooting Stars” 2012 7 of 9, 2013 Leotard, 2014 Dr. Claw, 2015 Dead Bride, 2016 Threespeed

from Sidekick: thanks & support hugs

from Kpafun: Kazoogly-oo mountain song for the gang

from Pastry Queen: Golden Boot to Sewer; crowned Threespeed "King of Oofniks"; SCUL logo cookies & donut holes to the gang

from Rocket, Pastry Queen & Threespeed: metal fuzzball covered in points to Lord McFuzz

from Acehole: medal of shorts to Wombat

from Skunk: hall passes for tardiness to Wombat

i think Red Squirrel got an acorn?



Mission highlights:

- a straight shot to awards plateau… celebrations, awards, social time… a flyby and hellos from a group of civilian bicyclists… riding to streets, an epic wipeout by Stogie who brought down a Tour de France style cluster-pile behind Chubz, meeting a friendly Klingon who got a tour of the fort, and a sweet post-mission hangout & guessing game for the weight of eXcEsS' Iron Cog (answer: 74 pounds).




BONUS:




Skunk's "Ode to the Iron Cogs"

In 96 Skunk started a gang
in order to have some people to hang
then Crack came along and believed in Skunk
she actually showed up and rode all that junk
NoWay rode with unstoppable vigor
which made our numbers 50% bigger
WalTor earned it for Y2K no doubt
He lives and dies by my command: until it’s time to take me out.
In 2001 the honor was Vomit's
She made a home for the fort -- well above and beyond it.
It happened to Diva in 2002
Living litmus test for the chopper groove
The same year, MegaSeth earned his pips
the beauty of his code rivaled only by his ships
In 2003 we gave it to Moose
A pilot and a friend who helps us deduce
Moose was happy to share his year with Rotwang
An easy rider and a boon to the gang.
Nameless builds ships as tough as a hog
2004 was his year for the cog.
ThreeSpeed saves the mission with excellent grace,
We made up new medals to keep up with his pace
Hapto shows us the meaning of Chic,
Tiara! Tiara! Flight-paths unfit for the weak.
Ehawk’s award night we’ll never forget
Though I suspect her hangover’s one she regrets.
Nosepicker got it by traveling through time.
Shut up! (nosepicker nosepicker nosepicker)
Leotard’s the one who lets the admiral know
It’s time to ride: the crew wants to go
How can you begin to measure Hack’s worth
Revolutionary master of organized work.
Yt is awesome at keeping the books
Jedi-level hooping with the stylishest of looks
No one more stalwart than our friend Treekiller
Always a hugger and never a quitter
A tiger run over by a horse has his mane underhoof,
Oh and by the way -- 2013’s iron cog belongs to: Baaaaaaaaaaane Thunderwolf
Computio audio photeo geek
demoscener Dr.Claw does it all for his friends in the fleet
Skin tight spandex of incredible dayglow,
Civitron is the very essence of hero.
All these pilots we’ll always remember
We never give up - never surrender!
But there's one pilot that's climbed to the top.
He's veritably unstoppable, totally loveable, plus he loves to chop.
Can you think of a time when the world had him beat?
All this, plus the lights on his ship are totally neat!
So let us all recognize his amazing success.
2016 is the year of Excess!
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Temerity 237.943   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Bacchus Spitfire 122.943  
BaneThunderwolf Bonnie & Clyde 309.625   Admiral, Fleet Ready
Caddy D.B. Cooper 0  
Civitron Catastrophe 273.79  
couscous Bieber Fever 0  
Dead Bride Strangelove (Bombardier) 83.1716  
dogi Saint Christopher 193.228  
DrClaw Shockwave 389.77  
DreadFlint Chrome Pony (Bombardier) 398.632  
excess Chutes & Ladders 508.057  
Eyyou Curb Burner 0   Recruit
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 418.402  
fstop Water 168.08   Aviator First Class
hackworth Torpor 362.901   Petty Officer 3rd Class
Johnny Five Mad Rabbit 323.267   Aviator
Joyride Katana 138.802   Aviator
Kpafun Civilianship 24.5886  
Lordmcfuzz Chrome Pony 239.339  
Pastry Queen Princess Fun Police 251.643  
RadMax Double The Fun 127.912  
Raleigh Stripe Ez Raider 0  
Red Squirrel Centvrion 160.157   Lieutenant
Rocket 88 335.617  
Sewer The Highwayman 122.943  
Shadowman War 197.723  
Sidekick Yer Mom 147.943  
Snow Deep Blue Dream 116.178  
Sprocket Caduceus 137.021   Petty Officer 2nd Class
Squeeze Box Lust 0  
Stogie Chubz 284.623  
Taco Compliance 310.422  
Threespeed Strangelove 88.9436  
Wombat ATM Machine 307.952  
yt SecretAsianSCULly 142.475   Aviator
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Rocket
Chalk Bag Sprocket
Cleaner DreadFlint
Compressor Wrangler Red Squirrel
ComSat Monkey excess
Comsat Monkey Partner 1 Taco
Damage Control Red Squirrel
Deck Officer excess
Deck Officer Asst. Johnny Five
Filmer hackworth
Flat Bag Raleigh Stripe
Medi Bag Sidekick
Minister of Zoobs DrClaw
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Pinner Lordmcfuzz
Mission Reporter Stogie
Navigator Pastry Queen
RadioBox A DrClaw
Radiobox B Rocket
RadioBox C excess
Recycler Johnny Five
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Stellar Cartographer Wombat
Sticker Bag Shadowman
Still Cam fstop
Tailgunner BaneThunderwolf
Tool Bag Snow
Wookiee Bag couscous
Division: MAD
Date: 11/05/2016
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: Hugs and Presents
Light Years: 11.37
G-Well Activity: 0.7514
Technical Rating: 1.0972