Talk:2772: Commemorative Plaque

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Maybe like this?*r*May%205th%2C%202023*r*I%20realized%20that%20you%20could%20order%20custom%20commemorative%20plaques%20online%20that%20say*r*whatever%20you%20want*r*and%20it%27s%20not%20that%20expensive*r*&mounting=1&size=2 22:01, 7 May 2023 (UTC)TheHighArtOfWikiSignatures

Your example, as well as, apparently, the one illustrated in the comic, are made of flat-printed flat aluminum. My vision of a commemorative plaque is of the type that is cast out of solid bronze leaving raised individual letters. I created an image of Randal's plaque (In my preferred colors.)These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 02:42, 9 May 2023 (UTC)

Any bets on how many copies of this plaque people send him? Jordan Brown (talk) 00:25, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

I do not understand the plaque... If the test is correct, shouldn't there be an order button for not that expensive commemorative plaques on Questions over questions...Tier666 (talk) 07:31, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

By site, they mean "location". It was in that location when Randall figured out what is on the plaque. 14:08, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Bumpf

Because it's vague, not worth an Explain expansion, but I'm wondering how much of the intervening week was delivery time of the original plaque (assuming the "lesson learnt" moment was the instant the original plaque was ordered, as it was too late on receipt to then make the claim of the achievement appear upon it). And it sounds like the plaquer had the bits handy (standard "202 different bits, screwdriver heads, sockets and related hardware"-type everyman-handyman accessory kit that you might get 'because why not?'/’it was marked as a deal!' on one visit to the hardware depot) but just had never (properly?) used the whole masonry set in anger, until now. And I don't discount the possibility that the second plaque was ordered to place over some initial ill-drilled holes from the first attempt at mounting (either done without regard to where further holes would need to align to the mortar bonds and courses, or an attempted to take advantage of that but badly), making the announcement of the second 'triumphant' occasion instrumental in legitimately masking the evidence of the learning process that led up to it. 08:48, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

I wonder if that's an oblique reference to the commemorative plaque Dieter Meier had had installed at the Kassel railway station in 1972 that announced him standing there 22 years later? 11:22, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

In Denmark we celebrate the liberation from the Germans at the end of WW2 on May 5th 1945. And later also my birthday ;-) --Kynde (talk) 12:08, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

A bit of time paradox here. . . . . If he didn't figure out how to use a masonry drill until 12 May, then the top plaque couldn't have been installed before then. And the lower plaque would have been ordered, delivered and installed sometime after 12 May. Can we expect a third plaque commemmorating the mounting of the first and second? If so, when? 01:12, 7 May 2023 (UTC) Beechmere

No idea about the second, but I would assume that on 12 May, he ALSO installed the top plaque. -- Hkmaly (talk) 03:46, 7 May 2023 (UTC)
5/5, figured out the plaques thing and ordered one (or sat on it, ordered a day or two later). ⩽12/5, received plaque and tried to install. 12/5, successfully installed, second plaque ordered (or possibly shortly after). >12/5, received and installed second plaque. 10:00, 7 May 2023 (UTC)
Which makes this technically a science fiction comic, as it was released on 5/5. 14:30, 7 May 2023 (UTC)

It was a few years ago when I learned how to use masonry drills. An importand difference is whether you use a “Schlagbohrmaschine” or “Hammerbohrmaschine”, and you need the correct bit for both. Now I am frustrated that English uses the same word for both of them. The first one (cam action) has a disgusting user experience, while the second one (pneumatic) is a joy. -- 19:54, 7 May 2023 (UTC)

This seems remarkably recent after news stories about this: I presume Randall was inspired by that as well. RandalSchwartz (talk) 03:10, 8 May 2023 (UTC)

The theme that certain things are cheaper and easier than you think was also featured in with regard to Airplane Banners. -- 07:32, 8 May 2023 (UTC)

This also seems pertinent BBC News - Powys: Spoof £25,000 airport sign makes a welcome return

Does anyone think this was inspired by the "on this site/Sept 5, 1782/Nothing happened"?

May 5 is also Karl Marx's birthday AoPS is superior (talk) 02:42, 25 January 2024 (UTC)