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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Alright chums, let's do this! LEEROY JENKINS!

So a few months ago I was out at a bar for my girlfriend's birthday party. A group of us were standing at the bar when when one of her good friends walked up with this guy, looked at us computer nerds and said "This is Leeroy Jenkins!". I had heard of Leeroy Jenkins on the internet but, because I am not a WoW (World of Warcraft) nut, I did not know the whole of it. My girlfriend's cousin on the other hand was completely amazed and wanted him to prove it. So at the top of his lungs he belts out "LEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKINS!" in the packed bar. We sat there and talked to him (his real name is Ben Schulz) for awhile and he told us how he gets paid and flown across the world to attend WoW conventions. He is so popular in the WoW community that he even has his own WoW trading card and has even been mentioned on Jeopardy! as a clue for "World of Warcraft".

Check out the original video that circulated around the internet and made him famous. The basic idea of the video is that a large group of online players (aka guild) known as 'PALS FOR LIFE' are going to fight some dragons and they are strategically planning every step of it. Leeroy is off on the side and away from the game at the moment (my guess is that he is getting chicken). About half way through the video you hear "Alright chums, let's do this! LEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKINS!" and his character takes off and runs into the room with all the dragon eggs. Completely surprised and confused the group rushes in to try to save Leeroy and defeat the dragons that he has just hatched. Long story short - Everyone gets killed.....but Leeroy has his chicken!

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