There comes a time in every revolution when a man must emerge as a leader. Not an appointed pawn or a flaccid figurehead. Rather, a man who leads by example. He lets his actions speak louder than his words. Men, today we have such a leader amongst us. He is Tankmanly and he is the first DOM member to earn 500 points. (Editor’s note: Mandependence.com hosted a contest on our previous version of this website, whereby members earned points for participation.) We must admit that a few tears were shed as Tankmanly’s 499 points ticked over to the monumental 500. His was an epic journey through the food rankings until he was honorably promoted to the beer rankings. Why, it seems like it was just yesterday that he had graduated from Tater Tot to Chicken Nugget. As was promised, Tankmanly will receive a free Mandependence shirt to wear as a badge of honor. However, we pose the question, “Was it really free?” Let’s review some of Tankmanly’s accomplishments throughout his storied path to greatness.
Just to name a few:
- The most Forum posts and replies
- The most Blog comments
- Manly Quote of the Day submission: October 7, 2011
- Blog article submission: Cigar Poem – The Betrothed by Rudyard Kipling
Thomas Jefferson once said, “The greatest day of my life was the day I became a 500 point Pilsner. The second greatest was the day I became president.” Tankmanly, from all of the DOM Founding Fathers, we salute you.
Today is truly a glorious day, and Tankmanly, today is yours.
-DOM Founding Fathers