On the 29th of June, 2006 at 6:56 PM BST, somebody submitted
the five hundred thousandth Objection! to this site.
At the time, the Objection! database was acting very
and due to a background backup task, the destruction of Atlantis,
and an unbelievable amount of bad luck,
at 6:54 PM the Objection! backend went a little strange.
Here's a screenshot of my administration panel:
The fact is, there is no Objection 500,000.
It's possible that the database tripped over itself when
Objections, and Objection 500,000 never existed. It's also possible
that the request to create Objection 500,000 was terminated due to
heavy database load, and the text was lost. I can't say for sure.
There isn't a 500,000 on 4camp's database, there isn't a
500,000 on my personal
backup of the database, and there isn't a 500,000 on this new database.
I wasn't here at the time, but I did manage to grab a few
minutes to check
if Objection 500,000 had been made. What I saw, was this.
I assumed that was that, and kudos went to the guys at
It was only later did I discover that the backend was serving out random
Objections for requests for 500,000.
It's not totally unexpected: there are some other gaps in the numbered Objection list.
You could reason that this whole mess means that technically
Objection 500,000 is Objection 500,001 ("But Gordan Freeman never wins!")...
For now, I've made Objection 500,000
into a random Objection page,
like it seemed to have been originally...
Y'all filled a page of my Gmail with suggestions for a random
so I figured, why not!
As to the real 500,000th Objection, I have absolutely no idea.
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