Ocryx and Joe

Ocryx and Joe - "Brown in Town"

After all, there is no excuse for bad manners or slovenly dressing.
posted Apr 20, 2011
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What is the Chap Manifesto? Find out at www.thechap.net.

Vote for my good friend Alexsander, now on Round Eight through this Sunday. Vote now, vote often.

by cisserosmiley on 4/20/2011 @ 6:44am
to be more chap like, i am shavin the mohawk off!

by KevinFreitas on 4/20/2011 @ 7:12am
Just voted because, though I could be biased because I know you, I think you're by far the chappiest chap on that list! You're trailing behind the others though according to the results (below) after my vote so everyone go vote! It's quick and painless:


  • Edward Marlowe (50%, 123 Votes)
  • Paul Dauny (33%, 80 Votes)
  • Alexsander Mausheim (17%, 41 Votes)

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 7:38am
The others are not following their own rules under the Manifesto. What cheek!

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2011 @ 8:01am
no fez? scandalous!

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 8:44am
None of the photos submitted were "entertaining at home" photos, where the fez would have been most appropriate (such as this one):

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 8:45am
Wait a moment- that looks suspiciously like my profile avatar...

by CassieInUP on 4/20/2011 @ 8:49am
I say, well done, old chap, and all that! OK, not so funny now that I typed it out. It sounded better in my head. Insert typical PG Wodehouse patter here.

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2011 @ 8:51am
I can hear the pendulum ticking in that photo

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 9:01am
Ha! The pendulum was removed on request of Mrs. Mausheim.

By the way, one vote is allowed from each ISP address- let's give Tacoma a good show against old London, what!


by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2011 @ 10:29am
Mrs. Mausheim made me turn off the theremin exhibit too. boo!

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 10:41am

I still would like to build a couple of small exhibits for the museum, by the way...

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2011 @ 11:08am
The AMoAE will accommodate! I'm sure your exhibits will fit in our storyline model

by Erik on 4/20/2011 @ 3:30pm
I voted for Alexsander Mausheim, leader of Tacoma's Steampunk movement to victory!

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 3:51pm
Steampunk? What is that?

by LogJam on 4/20/2011 @ 4:35pm
Before I cast my vote, and forgive the personal question, but I must ask: on your honor as a gentleman, do you have a tattoo emblazoned upon your corporeal envelope anywhere underneath all that tweed?

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 5:00pm
Herr Mausheim is completely tattoo-free, save for that small patch of imbedded cordite from when his Martini-Henry once "let go" while hunting the dangerous Cape Badger.

by The Jinxmedic on 4/20/2011 @ 5:19pm
By the way, you may find this link helpful:


by Erik on 4/20/2011 @ 6:04pm


by ChrisTopher on 4/20/2011 @ 11:04pm
I voted and posted on Facebook. The vote as of now is:

Edward Marlowe (42%, 146 Votes)
Paul Dauny (38%, 131 Votes)
Alexsander Mausheim (20%, 70 Votes)
Total Voters: 347

The voting booth is still open: thechap.net/content/section_news/?p=738

Vote Alexsander Mausheim for CHAP OF THE YEAR!

by Erik on 4/21/2011 @ 1:55am
Ok. I have voted for Alexander with every electronic device at my disposal including my cell phone.

For your idle reading from the site:


The Chap Manifesto

1. THOU SHALT ALWAYS WEAR TWEED. No other fabric says so defiantly: I am a man of panache, savoir-faire and devil-may-care, and I will not be served Continental lager beer under any circumstances.

2 THOU SHALT NEVER NOT SMOKE. Health and Safety "executives" and jobsworth medical practitioners keep trying to convince us that smoking is bad for the lungs/heart/skin/eyebrows, but we all know that smoking a bent apple billiard full of rich Cavendish tobacco raises one's general sense of well-being to levels unimaginable by the aforementioned spoilsports.

3 THOU SHALT ALWAYS BE COURTEOUS TO THE LADIES. A gentleman is never truly seated on an omnibus or railway carriage: he is merely keeping the seat warm for when a lady might need it. Those who take offence at being offered a seat are not really Ladies.

4 THOU SHALT NEVER, EVER, WEAR PANTALOONS DE NIMES. When you have progressed beyond fondling girls in the back seats of cinemas, you can stop wearing jeans. Wear fabrics appropriate to your age, and, who knows, you might even get a quick fumble in your box at the opera.

5 THOU SHALT ALWAYS DOFF ONE'S HAT. Alright, so you own a couple of trilbies. Good for you - but it's hardly going to change the world. Once you start actually lifting them off your head when greeting, departing or simply saluting passers-by, then the revolution will really begin.

6 THOU SHALT NEVER FASTEN THE LOWEST BUTTON ON THY WESKIT. Look, we don't make the rules, we simply try to keep them going. This one dates back to Edward VII, sufficient reason in itself to observe it.

7 THOU SHALT ALWAYS SPEAK PROPERLY. It's quite simple really. Instead of saying "Yo, wassup?", say "How do you do?"

8 THOU SHALT NEVER WEAR PLIMSOLLS WHEN NOT DOING SPORT. Nor even when doing sport. Which you shouldn't be doing anyway. Except cricket.

9 THOU SHALT ALWAYS WORSHIP AT THE TROUSER PRESS. At the end of each day, your trousers should be placed in one of Mr. Corby's magical contraptions, and by the next morning your creases will be so sharp that they will start a riot on the high street.

10 THOU SHALT ALWAYS CULTIVATE INTERESTING FACIAL HAIR. By interesting we mean moustaches, not beards.


by The Jinxmedic on 4/21/2011 @ 7:47am
Rest assured, Herr Mausheim is the only individual in round eight sporting any tweed or interesting facial hair whatsoever. I do believe that alone should disqualify the other two chavs.

Please do try and comment on the voting page- it would seem that my genteel responses have been somehow "blocked"...

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 8:49am
i voted on every ISP I have at my disposal. Good luck sir!

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 8:49am
i voted on every ISP I have at my disposal. Good luck sir!

by fredo on 4/21/2011 @ 8:58am

by The Jinxmedic on 4/21/2011 @ 9:21am
Thank you, all.

Incidentally, they are having a fez discussion in the round eight comments as we speak. I find it all rather entertaining.

Herr Mausheim is now at 21%. Well done!

by The Jinxmedic on 4/21/2011 @ 3:51pm
Still holding at 20% with 102 votes- not a bad showing, so far...

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 4:00pm
re: fez.

those toffy nosed rug burns wouldn't know a chap if it rubbed them in the crotch! HUMBUG!

by The Jinxmedic on 4/22/2011 @ 7:48am
22% with 117 votes...

by The Jinxmedic on 4/22/2011 @ 3:50pm
21% with 120 votes....

by The Jinxmedic on 4/23/2011 @ 8:46am
Holding at 21%, now with 125 votes....

by Jesse on 4/23/2011 @ 8:58am
Voted this A.M. ol' boy.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/23/2011 @ 12:09pm
I don't know, the other choices seem to be between a cad and a bounder. Vote Mausheim, the only true choice.

by The Jinxmedic on 4/24/2011 @ 12:02pm
We are up to 135 votes, but down to 20% - time to pull out all of the stops, what.

However, round eight now has the most comments of any round, so that is most encoraging. We have at least lit the fires on the competition.

Many thanks to Geoffrey Fitzlogjam for his erstwhile support in those very same comments! (Surely, with the participation of or FeedTacoma friends, we can get a few more comments in there before the round closes. )

by fredo on 4/24/2011 @ 12:54pm
The chap manifesto is bully, I say, bully.

by The Jinxmedic on 4/25/2011 @ 4:09pm
Bully indeed!

Now at 144 votes, holding at 20-21%.....

by The Jinxmedic on 4/26/2011 @ 10:16am
Strangely enough, voting is still open- 153 votes, holding at 21%...