History Website / ActsOfGord

8th May '17 4:12:18 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* HeroicComedicSociopath: Generally speaking, Gord's style, in the manner of ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell.''
11th Apr '17 4:15:21 PM NoxSky12599
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** More than a few of Gord's customers. Special mention goes to the "[[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter04.php Hey... FIFA.]]" kid and the guy who used Gord as a work reference despite never working there and having never returned games he rented.

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** [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Annoy/ More than a few of Gord's customers. customers.]] Special mention goes to the "[[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter04.php Hey... FIFA.]]" kid and the guy who used Gord as a work reference despite never working there and having never returned games he rented.
11th Apr '17 4:43:26 AM NoxSky12599
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* BlatantLies: Several examples, but special mention goes to [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Chronicles/chapter28.php the guy]] who claimed that he had an arrangement with the store's previous owner where he got all his games at half price. Gord was the ''founder'' of his store; there had never been a previous owner. Gord counters with some BlatantLies of his own by claiming that he is aware of the arrangement and would be happy to honor it, just as soon as the guy pays off the several hundred dollars in (nonexistent) late-fees first.


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter05.php "Think, THEN steal. Think, THEN steal."]] [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter03.php Also, the would-be-thief who used a company van as a getaway vehicle.]]
28th Feb '17 7:29:21 AM StFan
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'''[[http://www.actsofgord.com/ Acts of Gord]]''' is an archive of anecdotes about the Gamer's Edge VideoGame shop in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Basically, this site is a mix of sarcastic storytelling and a Website/NotAlwaysRight focused on the rise and fall of a single retail establishment.

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'''[[http://www."[[http://www.actsofgord.com/ Acts of Gord]]''' Gord]]" is an archive of anecdotes about the Gamer's Edge VideoGame shop in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Basically, this site is a mix of sarcastic storytelling and a Website/NotAlwaysRight focused on the rise and fall of a single retail establishment.



!!Acts of Gord provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!Acts of Gord provides examples of the following tropes:
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* {{God}}: Gord
* [[AGodAmI A Gord Am I]]: The site is written in the style of holy scripture.

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* {{God}}: Gord
* [[AGodAmI A Gord Am I]]:
AGodAmI: The site is written in the style of holy scripture.



** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.

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** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=PlayStation=] boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.



-->"[[CatchPhrase Door's to your left.]]''

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-->"[[CatchPhrase -->'''Gord:''' [[CatchPhrase Door's to your left.]]'']]



-->"And the winner of the tournament won the controllers that were opened for the tournament (worth $80), and $20 in cash. Second place was a can of coke and an autographed picture of Gord. Third place was $20.\\
The Gord likes to remind people that second place is just the first loser."

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-->"And -->'''Gord:''' And the winner of the tournament won the controllers that were opened for the tournament (worth $80), and $20 in cash. Second place was a can of coke and an autographed picture of Gord. Third place was $20.\\
The Gord likes to remind people that second place is just the first loser."



-->"Gord, this game is so bad it's sweet! Why didn't you tell us about it earlier!"

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-->"Gord, -->'''Customer:''' Gord, this game is so bad it's sweet! Why didn't you tell us about it earlier!"earlier!



Further notation: Do not attempt to salvage this by then saying "I mean, I can get DVD's from Japan that you can't get here."\\

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Further notation: Do not attempt to salvage this by then saying "I mean, I can get DVD's [=DVDs=] from Japan that you can't get here."\\



* TooDumbToLive: More than a few of Gord's customers. Special mention goes to the "[[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter04.php Hey... FIFA.]]" kid and the guy who used Gord as a work reference despite never working there and having never returned games he rented.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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More than a few of Gord's customers. Special mention goes to the "[[http://www.actsofgord.com/Villainy/chapter04.php Hey... FIFA.]]" kid and the guy who used Gord as a work reference despite never working there and having never returned games he rented.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: See AnimationAgeGhetto above. [[invoked]]



28th Feb '17 12:15:02 AM Carnildo
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* StealthPun: When the store was being shut down, it acquired the sign "Closed for taking inventory". Well, yes, the inventory ''was'' being removed from the store...
7th Dec '16 6:55:26 PM NateTheGreat
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:[[invoked]] [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter04.php Gord had planned another thief trap, which was a ''[=GoldenEye=] 007'' cartridge that had been horribly mistreated, dirtied and badly cleaned by its past owner. Gord had planned to rig up a load of capacitors that would discharge 50000 volts of electricity, in the same manner as a taser, into the N64 that was unfortunate enough to run it, destroying it from the inside. After setting it up the death cart would have been left on the counter to be stolen.]] Sadly the plan never came to fruition as the screwdriver set the Gord needed to open the N64 cart didn't arrive in time before he departed overseas.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:[[invoked]] [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter04.php Gord had planned another thief trap, trap]], which was a ''[=GoldenEye=] 007'' cartridge that had been horribly mistreated, dirtied and badly cleaned by its past owner. Gord had planned to rig up a load of capacitors that would discharge 50000 volts of electricity, in the same manner as a taser, into the N64 that was unfortunate enough to run it, destroying it from the inside. After setting it up the death cart would have been left on the counter to be stolen.]] Sadly the plan never came to fruition as the screwdriver set the Gord needed to open the N64 cart didn't arrive in time before he departed overseas.
21st Oct '16 3:14:38 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: The Gord, anytime he chases down thieves and other jackasses.
29th May '16 9:58:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken UsefulNotes/PS1, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.

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** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken UsefulNotes/PS1, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.
28th May '16 9:13:49 PM nombretomado
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** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken PS1, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.

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** The most obvious piece of bait was a [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Wrath/chapter02.php completely inoperable PS1]] complete with a note in place of the laser assembly mockingly "congratulating" would-be thieves on stealing broken PS1, UsefulNotes/PS1, which the employees "enshrined" in old UsefulNotes/PlayStation boxes just outside the store, with a little sign saying "Please don't steal me. You're being watched. -Mgnt." Only one person picked up the console, and quickly set it back down before running off.
6th Mar '16 9:48:52 AM AzureSeas
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** Also the Guardian's Assistant in the final book, Apocalypse. When a plan to steal all the assets of the (currently overseas) Gord relies ENTIRELY on keeping his friends and contacts from knowing anything strange is going down at Gord's store, bragging to everyone you know that you're planning to steal all of the Gord's assets ([[TemptingFate and that Gord can't do a damn thing to stop it]]) [[{{Understatement}} probably isn't the smartest plan]].

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** Also the Guardian's Assistant in the final book, Apocalypse. When a plan to steal all the assets of the (currently overseas) Gord relies ENTIRELY on keeping his friends and contacts from knowing anything strange is going down at Gord's store, bragging to everyone you know that you're planning to steal all of the Gord's assets ([[TemptingFate and that Gord can't do a damn thing to stop it]]) [[{{Understatement}} probably isn't the smartest plan]].plan.
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