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Rain Man
04-18-2010, 10:10 AM
The second qualifying heat in the Smellympics is above.

We have 140 candidates for the best smell in the world.* Note that many of the smells may be variants of other smells on the list, but I figured that if something is slightly different due to a different combination, I'll keep them both.

We'll run 14 Round 1 heats on a semi-daily schedule, and the smells that finish in the top half of each heat will move to Round 2 (70 smells). Same thing there to cut it to 35, again to get to 16, then to 8, 4, 2, and we'll crown a champion from there. In each round I'll randomly shuffle the candidates.

Each heat will stay up for a minimum of two days, including one weekday. (A lot will depend on my schedule, too.)

So put on your smelling hats and get to work. Poll forthcoming if you're downwind.










*Perfumes and colognes have been eliminated from the competition since they serve no other purpose. Edited from 141 to 140 since I had one smell double-listed.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 10:13 AM
By the way, it's a weird coincidence that the two grandparent smells ended up at the top of this poll. All the initial seedings are completely random.

Baconeater
04-18-2010, 10:14 AM
I thought I smelled mothballs.

mlyonsd
04-18-2010, 10:19 AM
I picked 5, but was torn on my last choice of alfalfa and garlic. I picked cut alfalfa but understand most of you are city slickers that don't have a life, thus probably have never experienced it.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 10:21 AM
I picked 5, but was torn on my last choice of alfalfa and garlic. I picked cut alfalfa but understand most of you are city slickers that don't have a life, thus probably have never experienced it.

Oh yeah? Well, I bet you never experienced the smell of a Chinese restaurant with a grease trap clog.

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Bird-dog puppy's breath? I hate dog breath.

mlyonsd
04-18-2010, 10:25 AM
Oh yeah? Well, I bet you never experienced the smell of a Chinese restaurant with a grease trap clog.

Shouldn't you be out getting knocked over by a dog or flashed by some random girl?

(Two things I've never experienced living a good share of my life in the country)

Baconeater
04-18-2010, 10:26 AM
Oh yeah? Well, I bet you never experienced the smell of a Chinese restaurant with a freshly killed customer laying on the floor.
Or that.

mlyonsd
04-18-2010, 10:27 AM
Bird-dog puppy's breath? I hate dog breath.

I think that one needs clarification as to before or after the pup licks his own bung hole.

Yeah that one had me puzzled at first if this was a good or bad smell poll.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 10:34 AM
There was more than one smell nominated where I was uncertain if it was serious or not, mildew in the grandparents' basement and one's wife's feet after work being among them. I gave the benefit of the doubt in all cases where there was uncertainty.

Gonzo
04-18-2010, 10:38 AM
Bird-dog puppy's breath? I hate dog breath.

Puppy breath in general. I said bird-dog because there's hardly anything better in the world to me than a brand-new brittany spaniel.
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Bill Parcells
04-18-2010, 10:42 AM
What about the new car smell?

Hey Rain man, when are we gonna have another trial? I think Buc eyed Pea should be put through a Chiefsplanet trial for heresy and high treason for her ignoring Patteeu.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 11:04 AM
What about the new car smell?

Hey Rain man, when are we gonna have another trial? I think Buc eyed Pea should be put through a Chiefsplanet trial for heresy and high treason for her ignoring Patteeu.

New car smell is in Heat 1 already, which closes tomorrow. You'd better move fast if you want it to make Round 2.

The court is not hearing new cases at the moment, though you can certainly bring suit.

Ari Chi3fs
04-18-2010, 11:18 AM
Oranges smell amazing... a lot better than other picks in this pathetic heat.

Count Zarth
04-18-2010, 12:26 PM
Grandma's House
Apple Pie
Hamburger and Onions
Barbecue
Cooking Garlic


Combining two of those is amazing, three is orgasmic. My grandmother bakes all the time.

I almost voted for the mildew smell, but I consider it to be the same as the first one more or less, even though the upper part of my grandparents' house smells different. It's a combination of smells, though. The carpet in the living room, the couch, the way the porch smells after a rainstorm, the beds upstairs, the oily goodness of my grandpa's workshop.....all of it is wonderful.

JD10367
04-18-2010, 01:02 PM
The court is not hearing new cases at the moment, though you can certainly bring suit.

Ooh! That reminds me. The smell of a courtroom, when you're standing there in a new suit being read the charges.

:rolleyes: Wait, that might've been too much information. Never mind.

Gonzo
04-18-2010, 02:03 PM
Grandma's House
Apple Pie
Hamburger and Onions
Barbecue
Cooking Garlic


Combining two of those is amazing, three is orgasmic. My grandmother bakes all the time.

.

Grandma's pie?

Dude!
GILF

alnorth
04-18-2010, 03:26 PM
This heat is probably over, I don't see Oranges catching up with that many people already voting.

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Puppy breath in general. I said bird-dog because there's hardly anything better in the world to me than a brand-new brittany spaniel.
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Brittanys are my favorite dogs; my grandpa had a couple he used as bird-dogs.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Yeah, this one is splitting out pretty clearly. Should I put up the next one?

Ari Chi3fs
04-18-2010, 04:04 PM
ORRRRAAAAAANNNGEESSSSSS... damnit Carl!!

BigMeatballDave
04-18-2010, 04:04 PM
Now, when talking about Oranges, do you mean the fruit itself or the flowers on the tree? There IS a difference.

Gonzo
04-18-2010, 04:04 PM
Brittanys are my favorite dogs; my grandpa had a couple he used as bird-dogs.

That's the only dog I've ever had. My father and I have kept the same bloodline going since 1970.
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niblet
04-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Now, when talking about Oranges, do you mean the fruit itself or the flowers on the tree? There IS a difference.

The fruit. That should be implied.

As the suggester of oranges in the original thread, I'm let down it's not getting out of the first round. I can't believe people think pot roast smells better. Imagine peeling off the skin of an orange and smelling the goodness emanating from it. Oh well.

BigMeatballDave
04-18-2010, 04:18 PM
The fruit. That should be implied.

As the suggester of oranges in the original thread, I'm let down it's not getting out of the first round. I can't believe people think pot roast smells better. Imagine peeling off the skin of an orange and smelling the goodness emanating from it. Oh well.I assumed that and did not vote Orange. However, if Orange blossoms were a choice, I'd have voted for that.

Rain Man
04-18-2010, 04:24 PM
FYI, orange blossoms (or maybe trees) is also in another heat, and I think there's a third variant that is something like "orange blossoms mixed with the chlorine of a swimming pool".