Post by suncrafter on May 12, 2007 18:40:43 GMT -5
I love it when people have "who would win in a fight" conversations. You know the kind - "Who would win in a fight between Robocop and the Terminator?" or "Who would win a fight between Peewee Herman and Gilligan?" Etc...
But something that is always laking in those conversations is a proper, quantifiable, measurement of how much of a "bad-ass" someone or something is.
Toward that end - here is my BAQ (Bad Ass Quotient) System:
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