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Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:28:14 AM »
In a week and a half, Tim Leatherman will be an hours drive from me.
It's part of the 35th anniversary world heritage tour.

I'll try to get a seat reserved and attend the event.
Let's say this does happen...

 :ahhh

...what should I do?

Do I gift him a modified MT? Or my cleanest MTo shirt? Or my MTo poker chip?
Do I ask him a million questions? If yes then which questions? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
What is protocol? And what do I wear? How many Leathermans do I belt carry?

Help!

 :ahhh


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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 09:49:51 AM »
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I gift him a modified MT? Or my cleanest MTo shirt? Or my MTo poker chip?
Get him to sign the MT.o shirt you will be wearing, while you're wearing it. Never wash it again. :gimme:

Quote from: zoidberg
Do I ask him a million questions? If yes then which questions?
Just walk up to him and be like "sup?" :D

Quote from: zoidberg
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
What is protocol? And what do I wear? How many Leathermans do I belt carry?
You'll be wearing the MT.o shirt for him to sign.  8)
And go all-out Batman-belt with every LM you have/can get your hands on. :tu:

That's what I would do. Well, that is what I would do if I didn't choke up, meeting the MT legend.  :)

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 09:55:16 AM »
 :ahhh  :ahhh  :ahhh
Do I gift him a modified MT?
YES! The most outrageous butchered mod you have (and can bear to part with).

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 10:04:27 AM »
Are you on the Facebook? You can win tickets to it and other stuff on Leatherman's FB page.  :pok:

EDIT: Oops it closed two weeks ago.  :facepalm:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 10:28:59 AM »
Be yourself - he is probably bored with people treating him like a god.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 10:34:01 AM »
This T-shirt instead then? :dunno:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 11:08:49 AM »
Draw up plans and diagrams with lots of graphics on how, with your help, he can reassert his authority, stamp out dissension and improve the company... When he sees them along with your forceful delivery, he'll be very impressed... and you'll be well in!  :2tu:
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 11:10:00 AM by Fuzzbucket »

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 11:33:08 AM »
If you get a one on one conversation with him then you need to get a list of questions sorted out in your head :ahhh He is a really nice guy and seems like he loves to talk MTs :dd: Also I agee with GLBM about Batman style belt carry :rofl: Take a frew mods with you and show them to him :salute: He loves this and will probably get pics of them :like: Get your fav MT signed and ever how many they will let you get signed :D

I do hope he comes around the US and I can see him again some day :dd: :like:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 12:32:23 PM »
If I may suggest a question for your list:
When will LM come with a new generation of larger MTs? I count the Plus models as small improvement, not new gen.

Cheers!
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 12:34:44 PM »
Ask him to become a member here ...  :pok:

(or are you already here Tim ... ?  :sa:)


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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 01:10:53 PM »
Don't forget to tell him that you love him   :D
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 01:21:14 PM »
A great opportunity.  I am jealous :salute:

Be YOURSELF :drink:

Get your favorites signed.   DO NOT follow him to the restroom, (not cool).

Yes, give him a MTO poker chip, let him know it trumps any other chip that can be played :tu:


Have fun and take pictures. :drool:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2018, 02:23:50 PM »
Don't forget to tell him that you love him   :D

Agreed. Tell him you really love him... No, you really love him... while maintaining eye contact.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2018, 02:52:19 PM »
Don't forget to tell him that you love him   :D

Agreed. Tell him you really love him... No, you really love him... while maintaining eye contact.
Way to make someone comfortable.  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 02:54:32 PM »
Just tell him you'd Love to be him. Grin and then say "It puts the MT in its' sheath"

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »
 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2018, 04:02:46 PM »
Be yourself - he is probably bored with people treating him like a god.

Tell him you're a moderator at MTO, and he might treat you like a god  :D



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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2018, 04:13:16 PM »
well, zoid, I hope you can make it there just fine  :tu:

if it's anything like his visit to the 35 Year Anniversary Event in Barcelona, then:

- you'll make long queues to have your tools signed
- there is a limit to two tools per person to be signed  :P
- you will be able to talk to him during the time he spends signing your tools, 1-2 minutes at most  :ahhh
- I talked to him about he forum, he knows it exists and many people have talked to him about it during the years  :tu:
- you might be able to gift him something but he doesn't carry anything other than his pockets, belt sheath and pen in the shirt pocket, and he'll be moving around all over the place so he doesn't have much space on him to carry stuff. Maybe his wife or some staff member will be able to hold or save something for him but I'm not confident about that  :dunno:
- if you bring a marker/sharpie (like I did) and a catalog, shirt, book, or other stuff he'll probably be more than happy to sign it for you. Seeing that everybody wanted his stuff signed after me, I gave him my marker to keep so he could sign all the other people's things  :D
- in this event they gave a bracelet to all the reerved visitors, with a number to enter the raffle, as well as a catalog with a sticker, and a T-shirt (you choose your size)



here is Tim signing my tools in the event. I talked to him for about 2 minutes



finally, just be yourself. He is very open to all kinds of people and he's a straight shooter, so I'm sure you will get your point(s) across easily and quickly as he's very attentive and enthusiast about fans, questions, comments and opinions, and he's very down to earth and doesn't just sit on his laurels and enjoy what he's built from the top  :hatsoff:

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SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2018, 04:14:53 PM »
Don't forget to tell him that you love him   :D

Agreed. Tell him you really love him... No, you really love him... while maintaining eye contact.




My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2018, 04:15:04 PM »
I say the old Wayne’s World, “were not worthy” bit should do.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2018, 07:14:11 PM »
Hey Zoidy

Lots of good (and some not so good ;) ) advice here

My comment is

Thank you for letting me know he is coming Down Under - I did not know - Hopefully I'll see him in Sydney in a couple of weeks

- Can't wait  - The man is a legend
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2018, 08:09:55 PM »
well, zoid, I hope you can make it there just fine  :tu:

if it's anything like his visit to the 35 Year Anniversary Event in Barcelona, then:

- you'll make long queues to have your tools signed
- there is a limit to two tools per person to be signed  :P
- you will be able to talk to him during the time he spends signing your tools, 1-2 minutes at most  :ahhh
- I talked to him about he forum, he knows it exists and many people have talked to him about it during the years  :tu:
- you might be able to gift him something but he doesn't carry anything other than his pockets, belt sheath and pen in the shirt pocket, and he'll be moving around all over the place so he doesn't have much space on him to carry stuff. Maybe his wife or some staff member will be able to hold or save something for him but I'm not confident about that  :dunno:
- if you bring a marker/sharpie (like I did) and a catalog, shirt, book, or other stuff he'll probably be more than happy to sign it for you. Seeing that everybody wanted his stuff signed after me, I gave him my marker to keep so he could sign all the other people's things  :D
- in this event they gave a bracelet to all the reerved visitors, with a number to enter the raffle, as well as a catalog with a sticker, and a T-shirt (you choose your size)

(Image removed from quote.)

here is Tim signing my tools in the event. I talked to him for about 2 minutes

(Image removed from quote.)

finally, just be yourself. He is very open to all kinds of people and he's a straight shooter, so I'm sure you will get your point(s) across easily and quickly as he's very attentive and enthusiast about fans, questions, comments and opinions, and he's very down to earth and doesn't just sit on his laurels and enjoy what he's built from the top  :hatsoff:

A limit of two tools being signed you say ...  :whistle:
One or two minutes talk at most you say ...  :whistle:

Okay, I did sign up myself and both of my boys for an engraving session, so we had about 6 minutes tops for the entire family in theory, but after engraving my '94 Supertool, my PST, my Charge and both Charges from my boys he also signed a Leatherman Banner I brought with me, and took the time for some pics with me and my boys, and my baby girl, and we had a little chat about how many tools I owned, and which one was my favorite of the current line up (for me this is the Rebar, price/value wise), and he said his favorite was also the Rebar, since he thought of it as a modern PST.

When I handed over my tools for engraving he always opened them up, look at the date codes and the condition of the tools (he did this with every tool they gave him for engraving). He said that I shared first place with one other guy when it came to presenting him the oldest tool (my '94 Supertool) for engraving that weekend.

So in the end it was more like a 10 minutes event or so  :D

Oh, we also got some PST shaped pins, 3 Leatherman Buffs and some Leatherman pens.



















My apologies for all the pics, but it was an awesome day, even now, more than two years later, it still puts a smile on my face  :D.

P.S.: The pics from me and my boys and baby girl with Tim were taken by somebody who works for the Belgian Leatherman Distributor and were shown on their facebookpage (so it's not my fault that they are a bit out of focus ...  ::)).
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2018, 08:39:26 PM »
Holy smurf!  :like:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 08:44:04 PM »
If you look closely you can see he even signed the baby.

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 08:54:08 PM »
If you look closely you can see he even signed the baby.

I wanted her engraved like my tools, but my wife gave me a  :twak:.

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Just kidding, my girl is everything for me.  She's two years old now and keeps handing me pocketknives and SAKs when we are in a hardware/outdoor store  :D.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 08:58:31 PM »
 :tu:

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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 10:05:14 PM »
Are you on the Facebook? You can win tickets to it and other stuff on Leatherman's FB page.  :pok:

EDIT: Oops it closed two weeks ago.  :facepalm:

Yeah I saw that when researching the event, super gutted to have missed out there.
Did you see the prize pack, wow.
It almost would have been worth signing up to FB for.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 10:06:24 PM »
If I may suggest a question for your list:
When will LM come with a new generation of larger MTs? I count the Plus models as small improvement, not new gen.

Thank you, noted.
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 10:07:36 PM »
Ask him to become a member here ...  :pok:

(or are you already here Tim ... ?  :sa:)


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:rofl:
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Re: Tim Leatherman Visit, What Should zoidberg Do
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:21 PM »
A great opportunity.  I am jealous :salute:

Be YOURSELF :drink:

Get your favorites signed.   DO NOT follow him to the restroom, (not cool).

Yes, give him a MTO poker chip, let him know it trumps any other chip that can be played :tu:


Have fun and take pictures. :drool:

Thanks mate.

 

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