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The PFY and I happened to stay out a little late at a Christmas do and unfortunately ended up in the company of some industry commentators - never a good move. Given that the PFY and myself know the perils of drinking with reporters - people who drink for a living and for whom seven pints of overproof cider counts both as an …

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Wha..?!

Did the PFY just..?

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Where's episode 16?

Did I miss it or is this just a numbering error that can be easily put down to too much eggnog?

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Here

For some reason, Episode 16 got posted here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/earlier.html

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Ah, real boy-to-man stuff

Happy Christmas to all at BoFH Towers.

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KRZRRRT!

Please say this isn't the end of the BOFH!!!

Good article as ever, Simon! Happy BOFH christmas to you!

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a good new episode

ahh well merry x-mas and cya sometime in late januarry when were all back from vacation

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Excellent...

...work as ever Simon. Happy Christmas...

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Buffoons never Learn and thus always Suffer Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune .

The moral of the tale being ...... Don't Kid a Kidder or Fcuk around with Laid Back Expert Professional Help ...... and Big Easy Connected Main Leads to Virtualising Machinery.

Merry Xmas, Simon, and Thanks for a Year of Titters.

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Smells like

The spirit of christmas love and all is arriving...

Off to "degauss" some HDDs

Mine is the one with the very powerful magnet and the steel mesh lining

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Aaahhh, that'd better

Just what I needed, a BOFH on my last day at work before Xmas.

Seems like the PFY is getting a little brave of late (or is that foolish...)

Merry Xmas everyone.

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*KZEERTTTAAAAAAAAAAA!*

I love the smell of burning flesh in the morning...

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Anon for a reason ....

Anyone ever notice that the old BOFH articles include a copyright notice.

New BOFH stories do not appear to have it?

Is it possible that the reg has obtained the copyright to new BOFH?

Possible there is a new BOFH and we havent been told?

Perhaps the PFY took over, and is playing BOFH, with the real BOFH sitting someone in a riser, rotting?

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WTF?

Hmmmm

I can't believe the BoFH would FALL for something so obviously trappy laid by the PFY.

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Ah, but . . .

He was extremely hung over, and thus his defenses were down!

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BOFH on a Wednesday??

That can't be good...where's the yuletide cheer of breaking the hallowed tradition of posting BOFH episodes on a Friday?

Keyboard, because there was something about a keyboard in this episode...

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Are you Planning to work on Friday?

I'll be comatose in front of the TV or venting off the effects of the sprouts.

No, I'll keep my present keyboard, thanks

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Who Knows

Could be a special ep! Might even be another on Friday?

Oooo look at that flying pig

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Bit disappointing

When I saw "wireless KVM" all sorts of thoughts about remote-controlled beancounter systems went through my mind. Missed opportunity there, guys...

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How do PFY's progress...

...when their youthfulness is waning? After all, even with his diet, he should be over that acne by now?

Dead man's shoes maybe?

It's harder to kill BOFHs than this! After all, he's survived an attempt before.

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...And a merry Christmas to you, Simon

For a years' worth of entertaining reading and your outstanding contribution to the general good humour in our office!

Can I ask everyone to join me in raising a glass to Mr. Travaglia by ticking the 'thumbs up'?

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The big question?

Was that last

*KZEERTTTAAAAAAAAAAA!*

*Scratchy scratchy.*

1) The BOFF falling for the PFY's plan.

2) The PFY discovering the new metallic floor covering

3) The head bean counter coming to complain about the billing for the latest keyboard to be installed in been counter central.

You decide!

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WIN!

Just what I needed before Christmas.

Now, where did I leave that special network cable...the one that allows you to bridge RJ-45 and IEC connections?

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Comedy Gold

“How does a piano accordion solo end well?”

“With a gunshot.”

Thanks Simon!

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The definition of perfect pitch

Throwing an accordian into a skip and hitting a set of bagpipes.

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Thank you Stratman

Of course the pub is now wondering why I just spat my beer

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Episode 16

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/27/bofh_2009_episode_16/

Seems not to be linked from http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ though

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SPaz

Love the use of the word spaz !!!

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What a nice Christmas present.

Says it all really, well almost.

I really don't thenk the BOFH has fallen for this, more like he spotted it then zapped the PFY

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OMG!

Cliff-hanger!?!

Or business as usual? Only time will tell...

Dun-dun-duuuun!

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Aaaah...

...er, I mean, KZEEEERRRRRTt!

This could be the beginning of a long, funny story of retribution and retaliation between the BOFH and the PFY... memories of "adventure mode" in the basement come to my mind...

Although, I really thought that they would fix the beancounter's keyboard with the spare parts from CEO's cellphone and City of Westiminster's ticketing machine, then make a couple of anonymous calls...

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The bad thing about

a BOFH story on Wednesday is that I still get the Friday Thirst after reading it.

Good laughs today though, so I'll just have to suffer through the thirst.

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Yeah, but...

...since Friday is Christmas, and tomorrow is Christmas Eve, it pretty much works out that The Bastard's episode comes out today and, as is fitting, you get the Friday Thirst. Think of it as practice for the Big Day.

So, aaa-aaanyway, all together now: "...so here it is, Merry Christmas; everybody's having fun..."

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Happy ChristmaHanuKwanzaakkah to all

and too all a good pint!

So, Simon, may we expect part I of BOFH: The Retribution by New Year's Eve?

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nah, i'm sure the BoFH planned it

He just used it as a reason to get out of there, so all the traps he set could come in to motion. The PFY will get in the face. And when the traps spring , they will do so in full force...

Dreaming of elevators, plaster granades and rolls of duct tape...

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... for a long holiday

We know the BOFH has built up immunity to voltage over his blood-stained career, so obviously this won't hurt him enough to be more than an inconvenience. But a liberal interpretation of the symptoms by a tame doctor will ensure the BOFH gets a good long break over Christmas/New Year with no emergency call-outs. On full pay, of course.

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Well done

Happy BOFHmas Simon! I'll have one at the pub for you

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@Thomas Saulnier - Well Done

I'll second that. Calls for another round...

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Ominous sign...

Looks to me like the BOFH just got KZZZZZERTed... Since BOFH is Simon's avatar in this hilarious other-world, and considering the slow output of BOFH this year as compared to previous years - one connects the dots...

Does this mean the END of the BOFH and your retirement at last, Simon?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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I foresee ..

... a terrible (temporary) tragedy "befalling" the PFY as the BOFH reasserts his dominance ...

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Simon!

Have a Very Merry BOFH Christmas!

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Happy festivities everyone!1

Brother this BEGS for some fresh pints of lager!

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Nice one!

Mind you, sounds like the story of the night before could be interesting!

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A good year for the BOFH

It's too bad this year was brief with only one article a month, but it was definitely a good year for the BOFH. May he continue his reign and push the limits (and bosses) further in the years ahead

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A bit late on my part...

Due to the holidays and computer issues however well done. At least I was not drinking anything at the time I read this one otherwise I would need the keyboard icon.

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This is going to be good...

I do expect a January episode of this series that will make the PFY wish it was still 2009.

Great episode and thank you for all the laughter, Simon.

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Well...

If he died, then it wouldn't be the BOFH telling the story, would it? Just a thought.

Simon's tried to kill off BOFH before. Just like Holmes, he was resurrected...

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