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AustinChief
03-25-2012, 02:51 PM
Ok, so there is an 800 sq mile section of land in between Egypt and Sudan that is unclaimed by either nation. I say we put together a plan to form a permanent settlement there. Once established, we will have the ability to petition for statehood... I am thinking the Empire of ChiefsPlanetstan sounds pretty good.

(btw, this is the only land on Earth outside of Antarctica that is unclaimed)

Who is with me?

Phobia
03-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Egypt and Sudan? I'll go but only if we can strap a very loud vest on Clayton... and I don't mean colorful.

redhed
03-25-2012, 02:53 PM
Inn.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 02:57 PM
Egypt and Sudan? I'll go but only if we can strap a very loud vest on Clayton... and I don't mean colorful.

Sounds like Phobia has jumped to an early lead to be our first head of the military.

Buck
03-25-2012, 02:58 PM
Can I be a mod?

Pablo
03-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Count me out.

Our nation will be short-lived with a 9:1 ratio of men to women.

Dylan
03-25-2012, 03:35 PM
bring your guns when you go over to claim the land. :D

mikey23545
03-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Are we going to try to buy and relocate the Chiefs to the Empire of ChiefsPlanetstan?

DaFace
03-25-2012, 03:46 PM
If it weren't for the whole "between Egypt and Sudan" thing...

wazu
03-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Count me out.

Our nation will be short-lived with a 9:1 ratio of men to women.

Nonsense. All Chiefsplaneteers have supermodel girlfriends/wives. There will be hot women everywhere.

keg in kc
03-25-2012, 04:31 PM
PrisonPlanet.com is already taken (thanks nutjobs) or I was going to suggest we call it that, ship all the trolls there.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Nonsense. All Chiefsplaneteers have supermodel girlfriends/wives. There will be hot women everywhere.

I figure we start an aggressive goat/camel breeding empire and can quickly accumulate women via trades with the locals! And if not, at least we have the goats and camels...

keg in kc
03-25-2012, 04:33 PM
It all feels the same in the dark.

Bearcat
03-25-2012, 04:35 PM
I figure we start an aggressive goat/camel breeding empire and can quickly accumulate women via trades with the locals! And if not, at least we have the goats and camels...

Gross. LMAO

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Gross. LMAO

Looks like we have a volunteer for Chief Goat Herd! I need someone I can trust alone with the goats...

mlyonsd
03-25-2012, 05:03 PM
I'm in if I can be in control of the electrical grid and have a $500,000/yr salary.

wazu
03-25-2012, 05:07 PM
I'm in if I can be in control of the electrical grid and have a $500,000/yr salary.

Okay, but it's all Casino Cash.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 05:08 PM
I'm in if I can be in control of the electrical grid and have a $500,000/yr salary.

You are assuming we will HAVE an electrical grid! I am thinking we work off a fully distributed model of power generation.

mlyonsd
03-25-2012, 05:14 PM
You are assuming we will HAVE an electrical grid! I am thinking we work off a fully distributed model of power generation.I need the salary when you consider what will happen to me if the big screen sat link for Chief games is down.

HoneyBadger
03-25-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm dictator. Bow down to me.

wazu
03-25-2012, 05:17 PM
I need the salary when you consider what will happen to me if the big screen sat link for Chief games is down.

My blood pressure rose just reading this.

Extra Point
03-25-2012, 05:17 PM
I'm qualified for the easiest job there: Minister of Agriculture.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 05:19 PM
I'm dictator. Bow down to me.

Screw that. I'm the Emperor.. I am already getting fitted for my robes! Anybody have an ermine guy I can use?

HoneyBadger
03-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Robes? Gays wear robes.

ChiefsNow
03-25-2012, 05:25 PM
I hear Camels bite and spit like cowgirls.

Munson
03-25-2012, 05:26 PM
One thing is for sure....

ChiefsPlanetstan will be the largest producer of antifreeze in the world.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 05:28 PM
One thing is for sure....

ChiefsPlanetstan will be the largest producer of antifreeze in the world.

And visitors will come from all over to admire our massive AIDS tree forests!

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 06:10 PM
count me in. this is huge.

I might suggest that we immediately allow a u s military base in the territory in exchange for some monetary compensation. between direct payments and economic impacts from the restaurants in casinos that we own, we will be billionaires within a year.

Hydrae
03-25-2012, 06:15 PM
Will we need to assimilate any natives in the area or is it unpopulated?

Donger
03-25-2012, 06:24 PM
Yes, this is acceptable.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 07:57 PM
count me in. this is huge.

I might suggest that we immediately allow a u s military base in the territory in exchange for some monetary compensation. between direct payments and economic impacts from the restaurants in casinos that we own, we will be billionaires within a year.

Great idea!

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 09:16 PM
I've never heard of this place before, and it fascinates me. I have no idea why it wouldn't be claimed. Countries fight over land all the time.

Why doesn't the U.S. claim it and put a big ol' base there?

But I guess it's too late since it's now Chiefsplanetstan.

My initial reckoning is that we need the following to start it up:

1. A system of government.
2. A constitution.
3. A plan for economic development.
4. A plan for the development of housing and infrastructure for the Chiefsplanet immigrants, which would include things like water, roads, education, etc.
5. A plan for courting that big military base.

I volunteer to be on the first three committees and can chair one of them.

Sofa King
03-25-2012, 09:21 PM
I'd like to throw my hat into the ring for Supreme Drug Lord for that country.

Someone has to look out for our youth.

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 09:24 PM
I've never heard of this place before, and it fascinates me. I have no idea why it wouldn't be claimed. Countries fight over land all the time.

Why doesn't the U.S. claim it and put a big ol' base there?

But I guess it's too late since it's now Chiefsplanetstan.

My initial reckoning is that we need the following to start it up:

1. A system of government.
2. A constitution.
3. A plan for economic development.
4. A plan for the development of housing and infrastructure for the Chiefsplanet immigrants, which would include things like water, roads, education, etc.
5. A plan for courting that big military base.

I volunteer to be on the first three committees and can chair one of them.


I nominate you to chair the constitutional committee...

As for why it is not claimed by either country... it's a very interesting situation. It stems from a dispute over a more valuable piece of land to the east(Hala’ib Triangle) ... here is a good synopsis...

The dispute dates back to two edicts, one from 1899 and another in 1902. In 1899, the United Kingdom (which controlled the area) drew the northern border of Sudan at the 22nd Parallel, a straight line stretching eastward to the Red Sea. Under these borders, Egypt would control the Hala’ib Triangle while Bir Tawil (as these regions are called today) would fall to Sudan. But these borders had a small flaw. A group of people living in the triangle were both geographically and culturally closer to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, but under the guise of Cairo. To fix this, in 1902, the UK decided to draw a jagged “administrative boundary” which placed the Triangle under the administration of Sudan — and, for some reason, carved out the divot known as Bir Tawil to be administered by Egypt.

Today, Egypt recognizes the 1899 border while Sudan claims the 1902 border to be true. As a result, no one wants Bir Tawil, making it the only place, outside of Antarctica, unclaimed by a nation.

Oh and it's also currently a barren wasteland... so no reason to try to claim it... that will all change once we turn it into the paradise knows as Chiefsplanetstan!

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 09:34 PM
Okay, deal. I'm chairing the constitution committee. Anyone want to join me? I really think we can do some good work. I'm also volunteering to be a member of the economic development committee.

Now that I think about it, the government committee probably should be part of the constitution committee. I'm not trying to build an empire, but they kind of have to be tackled simultaneously.

Simplicity
03-25-2012, 09:37 PM
I'm in... What's our National Anthem?

J Diddy
03-25-2012, 09:38 PM
I'm in... What's our National Anthem?

The parody Borat National anthem silly.

trndobrd
03-25-2012, 09:41 PM
Okay, deal. I'm chairing the constitution committee. Anyone want to join me? I really think we can do some good work. I'm also volunteering to be a member of the economic development committee.

Now that I think about it, the government committee probably should be part of the constitution committee. I'm not trying to build an empire, but they kind of have to be tackled simultaneously.


I'll throw in to work on the Constitution.

Since we are going to have a big military base, I would also like to be considered as head of the Ministry of Tattoo Parlors, Pawnshops, and Payday Car Lots (MOTPPPCL)

Discuss Thrower
03-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Dibs on running the only karaoke bar.

Simplicity
03-25-2012, 09:42 PM
The parody Borat National anthem silly.

Makes sense.

This is just me but we should put up a 500 ft tall fence all around our area... Our neighbors are ****ing crazy.

JOhn
03-25-2012, 09:47 PM
Looks like we have a volunteer for Chief Goat Herd! I need someone I can trust alone with the goats...

Well shit, that counts me out...:harumph:


But I'm in for the move :D

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Okay, deal. I'm chairing the constitution committee. Anyone want to join me? I really think we can do some good work. I'm also volunteering to be a member of the economic development committee.

Now that I think about it, the government committee probably should be part of the constitution committee. I'm not trying to build an empire, but they kind of have to be tackled simultaneously.

Yup... I figure once we have a constitution, we will also have the framework for the system of govt.

What are ya thinking? I was hoping ofr an Empire but anything would be cool.. as long as we have an ombudsman... gotta have an ombudsman!

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 09:51 PM
Makes sense.

This is just me but we should put up a 500 ft tall fence all around our area... Our neighbors are ****ing crazy.

Lucky for us... we are a solid 100 miles from anyone else AND in the middle of an arid wasteland with pretty much nothing in it. OF course the fence will be needed once our neighbors find out how badass our country is... I propose a fence AND a giant ditch... maybe a minefield as well.

JOhn
03-25-2012, 09:52 PM
I hear Camels bite and spit like cowgirls.

They are bad....cowgirls that is.



OH and can I be in charge of tourism?

Or failing that I want to run the EMS/medical community :D

JOhn
03-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Lucky for us... we are a solid 100 miles from anyone else AND in the middle of an arid wasteland with pretty much nothing in it. OF course the fence will be needed once our neighbors find out how badass our country is... I propose a fence AND a giant ditch... maybe a minefield as well.

A flaming wall of AID's trees?

Frankie
03-25-2012, 09:54 PM
I'm in and hereby proclaim myself the Shah of Chiefsplanetstan.

Groves
03-25-2012, 10:02 PM
I can make fire-water.

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:10 PM
I'll throw in to work on the Constitution.

Since we are going to have a big military base, I would also like to be considered as head of the Ministry of Tattoo Parlors, Pawnshops, and Payday Car Lots (MOTPPPCL)


Cool. You're in.

I don't want to volunteer you for too much, but given your other tasks it seems logical that you should also add Oriental massage parlors to your ministry.

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Lucky for us... we are a solid 100 miles from anyone else AND in the middle of an arid wasteland with pretty much nothing in it. OF course the fence will be needed once our neighbors find out how badass our country is... I propose a fence AND a giant ditch... maybe a minefield as well.

I'm heartened by the fact that the name Bir Tawil means "deep water well". If we have land and water, I think we can make this thing fly.

Munson
03-25-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm in and hereby proclaim myself the Shah of Chiefsplanetstan.

I hereby overthrow the Shah, and proclaim myself Supreme Leader of ChiefPlanetstan.:)

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Here's a picture of our new homeland. Does anyone know if Montana has copyrighted that "Big Sky Country" motto?

http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/72280_max.jpg

BillSelfsTrophycase
03-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Count me out.

Our nation will be short-lived with a 9:1 ratio of men to women.


I welcome a challenge :)



I claim the title of Sultan of Swing

JOhn
03-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Here's a picture of our new homeland. Does anyone know if Montana has copyrighted that "Big Sky Country" motto?

http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/72280_max.jpg

Yea it is copy righted

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:17 PM
Here's another photo. I'm thinking we won't have to buy snow plows for the streets, so that'll save us some money.

http://www.funnyphotos.net.au/images/bir-tawil1.jpg

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:20 PM
Yea it is copy righted

No problem. We'll come up with something better.

Bir Tawil: The Land of Endless Skies

or maybe we change the spelling to Beer Tawil and create an infrastructure to support high-end microbreweries. "Beer Tawil: Come and Get Your Beer Mug Filled"

AustinChief
03-25-2012, 10:26 PM
I'm heartened by the fact that the name Bir Tawil means "deep water well". If we have land and water, I think we can make this thing fly.

yeah, only problem is that the well it references has long since gone dry... and I think the average rainfall is around 2 inches a year. Water may be an issue.

Sooo.. we probably need to buy at least one of these bad boys http://www.aquasciences.com/products_eng.shtml

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 10:27 PM
yeah, only problem is that the well it references has long since gone dry... and I think the average rainfall is around 2 inches a year. Water may be an issue.

Sooo.. we probably need to buy at least one of these bad boys http://www.aquasciences.com/products_eng.shtml


Hmm. Yeah, that's going to have to be a priority, then.

Frankie
03-25-2012, 10:39 PM
I hereby overthrow the Shah, and proclaim myself Supreme Leader of ChiefPlanetstan.:)

Beware,... In my kingdom blasphemers are dealt the most excruciating punishments imaginable.

Come to think of it, I have to establish a ministry of torture.

Phobia
03-25-2012, 10:56 PM
I think we can make this thing fly.

I'd rather just float over, frankly. Now that Frankie is involved...

Frankie
03-25-2012, 11:04 PM
I'd rather just float over, frankly. Now that Frankie is involved...

In my kingdom you would be put on flights that mysteriously break up mid air, for comments like this against the Shah.

Phobia
03-25-2012, 11:06 PM
Frankie, we have some individuals of mediocre intelligence involved. If we're starting a settlement in this area of the world what do you think the chances are that we'll allow someone of Persian descent to run the place?

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 11:15 PM
Frankie, we have some individuals of mediocre intelligence involved. If we're starting a settlement in this area of the world what do you think the chances are that we'll allow someone of Persian descent to run the place?

I suspect that this will be one of the most contentious issues during our constitutional convention.

Chocolate Hog
03-25-2012, 11:18 PM
The bigots on here might be a little too uncomfortable living so close to Arabs.

Phobia
03-25-2012, 11:39 PM
The bigots on here might be a little too uncomfortable living so close to Arabs.

Living near Persians isn't a problem for me. I don't want to live near Persians who have more explosives than sandals.

Chocolate Hog
03-25-2012, 11:44 PM
Phil reminded me of something I forgot to ask...... Are we going to have to wear turbans?

Rain Man
03-25-2012, 11:49 PM
Phil reminded me of something I forgot to ask...... Are we going to have to wear turbans?

If you wish for the nation to do so, you may suggest it to the constitutional committee.

Cornstock
03-25-2012, 11:58 PM
Here's a picture of our new homeland. Does anyone know if Montana has copyrighted that "Big Sky Country" motto?

http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/72280_max.jpg

We could still call it the "Big Sky Country" if we wanted because, we being our own autonomous nation, wouldn't have to observe U.S. copyright laws.

Bugeater
03-25-2012, 11:58 PM
We should consider these unclaimed areas of Antarctica as well, how bad can they be?

Cornstock
03-26-2012, 12:00 AM
Phil reminded me of something I forgot to ask...... Are we going to have to wear turbans?

Living in Oman I can assure you, while it may not be mandatory to wear turbans, you will want to. Here they are less of a traditional thing as they are practical. The sun is brutal, even in the winter, and they are they best thing to keep it off. They cover up more than a hat and have other practical desert uses as well.

Raiderhader
03-26-2012, 12:42 AM
Will we drop the ban hammer on a few people before making the move?

Phobia
03-26-2012, 12:43 AM
If I'm to be involved, I rather insist on the solar panel monopoly. If this is a problem identify yourselves. I will be sending Clay your way wearing a special vest.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 12:44 AM
Will we drop the ban hammer on a few people before making the move?

We're bringing Densie along if that's what you're getting at... but there will be a scarlet letter of sorts.

Raiderhader
03-26-2012, 12:51 AM
We're bringing Densie along if that's what you're getting at... but there will be a scarlet letter of sorts.


You can have her. I'll take my chances here.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 12:52 AM
You can have her. I'll take my chances here.

We could always put her on a plane with Frankie.

Kyle DeLexus
03-26-2012, 01:10 AM
Did anyone mention oil yet? If not, I bet there is some there.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 01:15 AM
Did anyone mention oil yet? If not, I bet there is some there.

Sorry. We're only doing alternative, green energies - like solar and water generated power. We are not going to be dependent on foreign oil in the new found land.

Cornstock
03-26-2012, 01:21 AM
Sorry. We're only doing alternative, green energies - like solar and water generated power. We are not going to be dependent on foreign oil in the new found land.

It wouldn't be foreign oil if it comes from our own country. There is some oil in North Africa but more likely natural gas. While I agree our own country should be predominantly based on green energies for our power infrastructure, we would be making a terrible move economically if we didn't try to develop any potential gas or oil fields within our country for export.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 01:47 AM
It wouldn't be foreign oil if it comes from our own country. There is some oil in North Africa but more likely natural gas. While I agree our own country should be predominantly based on green energies for our power infrastructure, we would be making a terrible move economically if we didn't try to develop any potential gas or oil fields within our country for export.
I guess you missed the part where I've cornered the market on solar energies and my suggestion of hydro-energy was merely obligatory in nature all things considered.

Chocolate Hog
03-26-2012, 01:57 AM
If you wish for the nation to do so, you may suggest it to the constitutional committee.

I just don't want women to be able to vote. It seemed as though this country worked better when they weren't allowed to vote.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 02:13 AM
I just don't want women to be able to vote. It seemed as though this country worked better when they weren't allowed to vote.

I don't think it's so much that women are able to vote as it is those danged old minorities. Stop letting black people vote and then we wouldn't have one of those black presidents who runs up a $62 trillion dollar bill at Foot Locker.

Kyle DeLexus
03-26-2012, 03:00 AM
I don't think it's so much that women are able to vote as it is those danged old minorities. Stop letting black people vote and then we wouldn't have one of those black presidents who runs up a $62 trillion dollar bill at Foot Locker.

Decent point.

LiveSteam
03-26-2012, 03:02 AM
Stick & stone baseball year round. Im in.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 03:04 AM
Decent point.

He has a lot of really sweet kicks and some slammin swag though.

HoneyBadger
03-26-2012, 03:43 AM
I'm going to start the first gang. I claim the north side of the new land.

jspchief
03-26-2012, 03:55 AM
I'd like to volunteer for the position of Hydro Energy Czar.

Of course, I'd only expect a salary comensurate with that of the Solar Energy Czar.

jspchief
03-26-2012, 03:56 AM
I'm going to start the first gang. I claim the north side of the new land.

Be sure to wave at our contracted security firm, Zimmerman Inc.

Cornstock
03-26-2012, 06:13 AM
I guess you missed the part where I've cornered the market on solar energies and my suggestion of hydro-energy was merely obligatory in nature all things considered.

So if we find out that we are sitting on a giant oil and gas field are we just supposed to not sell any of it? It would be a great primary export and source of capital that would serve to build roads and casinos until our tourism and industrial anti-cold-automobile-liquid manufacturing takes off.

KCKID58
03-26-2012, 06:28 AM
Do we have a Walmart yet?

JOhn
03-26-2012, 06:52 AM
I'm thinking Bwana should be in Minister of Defense, G&F or at the least in charge of dealing with annoying neighbors. :D

bevischief
03-26-2012, 07:38 AM
We just have to plant some blue agave plants and are set...Tequila

Sofa King
03-26-2012, 07:47 AM
I'd like to throw my hat into the ring for Supreme Drug Lord for that country.

Someone has to look out for our youth.

soooooo...


Did i get the job or what?

Frankie
03-26-2012, 09:43 AM
Frankie, we have some individuals of mediocre intelligence involved. If we're starting a settlement in this area of the world what do you think the chances are that we'll allow someone of Persian descent to run the place?

There are three points lost in your argument:

1- In my kingdom there'll be jobs and benefits for people of all levels of intelligence. Benevolence will be the theme of my kingdom, as long as the subjects prove their loyalty and not deviate from their secret duty of Taxes to the Shah.

2- You used the word "allow" in your post.

3- (I forgot the third one.)

DaKCMan AP
03-26-2012, 09:46 AM
I promise I'd be an Awesome, benevolent, and friendly dictator.

Frankie
03-26-2012, 09:48 AM
I just don't want women to be able to vote. It seemed as though this country worked better when they weren't allowed to vote.

Don't worry. In my benevolent kingdom "vote" is a four letter word.

Frankie
03-26-2012, 09:52 AM
So if we find out that we are sitting on a giant oil and gas field are we just supposed to not sell any of it? It would be a great primary export and source of capital that would serve to build roads and casinos until our tourism and industrial anti-cold-automobile-liquid manufacturing takes off.

I keep reading Cornstock's posts and keep wondering which position to assign him to. Minister of Culture, Commerce, or Natural Resources? :hmmm:

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 09:53 AM
soooooo...


Did i get the job or what?



Honestly, one of the key questions I'll be bringing to the constitutional committee is whether we should allow children in Chiefsplanistan. I think there are a lot of good arguments to go with being an adults-only nation.

And all you people attempting to claim power should volunteer for the constitutional committee. No one gets power until we come up with a system and philosophy of government.

Frankie
03-26-2012, 09:54 AM
I promise I'd be an Awesome, benevolent, and friendly dictator.

Too late. Stand down.

T-post Tom
03-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Bugsy...er...BEN Siegel approves this thread.

DaKCMan AP
03-26-2012, 09:55 AM
Too late. Stand down.

My Awesomeness usurps your illegitimate declaration of power.

Frankie
03-26-2012, 09:58 AM
My Awesomeness usurps your illegitimate declaration of power.

Note to myself: The "halftime entertainment" of the first Soccer event in my kingdom, shall "feature" DaKCMan.

talastan
03-26-2012, 10:03 AM
I would like to commission the local musicians on CP to begin working on the National Anthem of Chiefsplanetstan. I'll head that department. Any compositional requests.....

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 10:03 AM
Note to myself: The "halftime entertainment" of the first Soccer event in my kingdom, shall "feature" DaKCMan.


Just to let you down easy, it's very likely that soccer will be banned in the constitution.

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 10:05 AM
I would like to commission the local musicians on CP to begin working on the National Anthem of Chiefsplanetstan. I'll head that department. Any compositional requests.....

Too many national anthems are slow and solemn. Can we get something that's got an upbeat sound? Perhaps maybe work out a licensing deal to put new lyrics to this song:

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0QbReXuCR6U?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0QbReXuCR6U?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

DaKCMan AP
03-26-2012, 10:06 AM
Note to myself: The "halftime entertainment" of the first Soccer event in my kingdom, shall "feature" DaKCMan.

While I give you credit for properly terming the game 'soccer' please note that it will not be exhibited in my, I mean our, Chiefs Planet Kingdom.

LVNHACK
03-26-2012, 10:10 AM
Who's gonna run your security in this new 3rd world shithole....?

I've got experience and a group of associates who could be open for work....

yeti
03-26-2012, 10:32 AM
I would like to commission the local musicians on CP to begin working on the National Anthem of Chiefsplanetstan. I'll head that department. Any compositional requests.....

http://createdigitalmusic.com/files/storiespre2k6/morecowbell.jpg

more cowbell

Phobia
03-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Who's gonna run your security in this new 3rd world shithole....?

I've got experience and a group of associates who could be open for work....

Well, the compensation package includes very, very loyal German Shepherds and an unlimited supply of peanut butter. So, basically the same thing you're getting now.

talastan
03-26-2012, 10:34 AM
more cowbell

Too many national anthems are slow and solemn. Can we get something that's got an upbeat sound? Perhaps maybe work out a licensing deal to put new lyrics to this song:

Something maybe to the tune of or like "Mississippi Queen"? :hmmm:

mlyonsd
03-26-2012, 10:35 AM
I say we build a nuclear generator and sell power to neighboring countries.

Phobia
03-26-2012, 10:36 AM
I would like to commission the local musicians on CP to begin working on the National Anthem of Chiefsplanetstan. I'll head that department. Any compositional requests.....

I prefer something with a host of kazoos. Hope you can work that in somehow. and bagpipes. Kazoos and bagpipes. Plus the aforementioned cowbell percussion line.

talastan
03-26-2012, 10:47 AM
I prefer something with a host of kazoos. Hope you can work that in somehow. and bagpipes. Kazoos and bagpipes. Plus the aforementioned cowbell percussion line.

Maybe a elegant bridge section of kazoos and bagpipes to symbolize the struggle, and heartache of the building of our great new nation. I wish FAX were present, his input on this is instrumental in developing our new nation. I nominate FAX for Chief musician to the Shah/Dictator!!

Phobia
03-26-2012, 10:51 AM
More kazoos and cowbells than bagpipes though. Fledgling nations are on somewhat of a budget. What do you think about adding in some street musicians on 5 gallon buckets?

Frankie
03-26-2012, 10:51 AM
Just to let you down easy, it's very likely that soccer will be banned in the constitution.Good luck with that sir. Soccer shall be the national pastime in the kingdom. The Shah so wisheth.

While I give you credit for properly terming the game 'soccer' please note that it will not be exhibited in my, I mean our, Chiefs Planet Kingdom.We have already decided on your (halftime) roll, sir. Your repeated demonstrations shall only prolong the "half-time entertainment."

I would like to commission the local musicians on CP to begin working on the National Anthem of Chiefsplanetstan. I'll head that department. Any compositional requests.....
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Phobia
03-26-2012, 10:54 AM
I'm already sick of Frankie.

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Make it so.

Frankie
03-26-2012, 10:54 AM
I say we build a nuclear generator and sell power to neighboring countries.

We are sure we can think of better uses of our nuclear technology.

I'm already sick of Frankie.

Not to worry. Our personal court physician shall "see to your health."

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Maybe a elegant bridge section of kazoos and bagpipes to symbolize the struggle, and heartache of the building of our great new nation. I wish FAX were present, his input on this is instrumental in developing our new nation. I nominate FAX for Chief musician to the Shah/Dictator!!

From an economic development standpoint, I think we need something upbeat. Songs about struggle and heartache don't bring tourists in. We want people to hear our anthem at the Olympics and say, "Wow, I've got to go visit that place."

talastan
03-26-2012, 11:06 AM
So is it now appropriate to request extradition from the United States back to Chiefsplanetstan for Matt Cassel to face high crimes against our beloved nation?

Phobia
03-26-2012, 11:18 AM
From an economic development standpoint, I think we need something upbeat. Songs about struggle and heartache don't bring tourists in. We want people to hear our anthem at the Olympics and say, "Wow, I've got to go visit that place."

How about an interim anthem? I'll bet we could get the rights to a Kip Winger's "She's Only Seventeen" for a song.

talastan
03-26-2012, 11:24 AM
From an economic development standpoint, I think we need something upbeat. Songs about struggle and heartache don't bring tourists in. We want people to hear our anthem at the Olympics and say, "Wow, I've got to go visit that place."

How about an interim anthem? I'll bet we could get the rights to a Kip Winger's "She's Only Seventeen" for a song.

We'll work on a compromise. I definitely wouldn't mind a Rush-like epic anthem, but alas the audience might be asleep by the 8-9min mark....:shake: Maybe something more along the lines of Queen?

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 11:25 AM
We'll work on a comprimise. I defintely wouldn't mind a Rush-like epic anthem, but alas the audience might be asleep by the 8-9min mark....:shake: Maybe something more along the lines of Queen?

(Snapping fingers and pointing.)

Queen. That's definitely the way to go. Very anthem-y songs. It may be hard to sing some of the Queen anthems at baseball games, but that's all part of the fun. Having an anthem that's hard to sing can get us all sorts of youtube hits.

Dave Lane
03-26-2012, 11:26 AM
No you have to stay away from the stans, quite frankly the stans have never done a really good job of technology or for that matter really anything at all.

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 11:28 AM
No you have to stay away from the stans, quite frankly the stans have never done a really good job of technology or for that matter really anything at all.


This is a good point.

Now that I think about it, we can build this country from the ground up from a branding perspective and learn from the mistakes that other countries have made. And the name is a good place to start.

Let's focus group this. What are some good names that get across our marketing message? We want to communicate that it's a pleasurable place to live, and maybe with a promise prosperity.

I'll start with this suggestion: Planetopia.

talastan
03-26-2012, 11:28 AM
(Snapping fingers and pointing.)

Queen. That's definitely the way to go. Very anthem-y songs. It may be hard to sing some of the Queen anthems at baseball games, but that's all part of the fun. Having an anthem that's hard to sing can get us all sorts of youtube hits.

So along the lines of Bohemian Rhapsody with bagpipes and kazoos followed by epic hard rock!.....Sweet! :thumb:

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 11:30 AM
So along the lines of Bohemian Rhapsody with bagpipes and kazoos.....Sweet! :thumb:

I could go for this. I would suggest that you get on it and give us a draft for review.

talastan
03-26-2012, 11:32 AM
I could go for this. I would suggest that you get on it and give us a draft for review.

We'll need the country's name for lyrical influence before beginning the composing of the music.

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 11:33 AM
We'll need the country's name for lyrical influence before beginning the composing of the music.

Oh. Good point.

We probably should map this out in a Gantt chart or something.

qabbaan
03-26-2012, 11:38 AM
If you are going to spend any time in east Africa I'd recommend you acquire a lot of weapons.

Rain Man
03-26-2012, 12:07 PM
If you are going to spend any time in east Africa I'd recommend you acquire a lot of weapons.

The nice thing about our new country is that it's very easy to fence it and put machine guns at the borders. And I don't see a lot of armor making it out there, either. Planes may be our biggest security threat, but I don't think Sudan has a real up to date air force, so I bet we can handle them.

HoneyBadger
03-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Be sure to wave at our contracted security firm, Zimmerman Inc.

We'll be fine, we just won't sell Skittles in ChiefsPlanet-land.