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So yesterday one of the things I got in the mail was a summons to jury duty. I have been called to be a prospective juror in the circuit court here. Circuit court, in this state's system, is the higher trial court, the one that deals with large lawsuits or felony charges. So I could, conceivably, be the juror on a case that could...
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sockpuppet:
long time no see
have you been away?
glad you're back
hellomrworld:
I hope it works out for you .. a big murder trial would be an odd place to be
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So I'm at work a couple of days ago, and I have to, you know, take care of a basic bodily function related to the removal of wastes. My office building has a rather small men's room; there's a urinal, and two stalls. One stall is much bigger than the other, because it's the handicapped (handicapable?) stall with the handbars and...
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gilby:
Happy Birthday!!!
hellomrworld:
bathroom is a funny place for political commentary ....
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So yesterday I had to go down to my old hometown to take care of some buisness. While I was there, I saw a church with a big clock on the front that said "TIME TO OBEY GOD."

However, the clock itself had stopped.

There may or may not be some sort of symbolism here. I leave it to you to decide.
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alyk:
You fucking suck at updating this journal.

^^I mean that in a nice way.
alyk:
Yes! You still haven't updated.

I refuse to use emoticons, but if did, I'd give you the kissy-face one to indicate to you that I'm just fucking with you. :kissy-face:
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I heard a story on the news today that just made me feel such sympathy for some poor dude out there. It was about a gas station being robbed at about 5 am this morning. There was one employee in the store, and he was cleaning the bathroom when the robber came. The robber locked him in a storage room.

I mean, I can just...
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misstyrios:
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the News stories that you submit - they are always interesting and well-written. If you would like to submit more, they are always welcome!
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This is just fucking pathetic.

Yesterday, I went to my friendly neighborhood drug store to pick up some allergy medicine. When I got there, I saw that the allergy medicine wasn't on the shelves anymore. Instead, they have a wall full of little cards with pictures of the various brands of allergy pills. You have to take one, and then take it to the...
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bean:
Hey, there's a whole bunch of updates to the Something Awful story on the Something Awful web site. I don't have time to take that and rewrite it into the story, but I don't want to publish half the story when the situation has completely changed in the meantime. So if you could go to their site and incorporate the updates into the story, I'd love to publish it.
prockg:
They're doing that here too. I don't know if it's working or not. I hope all this hassle is worth it. I for one am tired of fucking tweakers stealing everything that's not nailed down. whatever
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So apparently the credit card I was using to pay for this account expired, so my account went gray for several hours.

Relax, here I am. You can stop your wailing and moaning now.

Because I'm sure there was much panic and consternation if anyone saw my name in gray. shocked
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cheech:
"Perfect Day" is about drugs? I thought it was just about some guy disappointed in some girl... he mentions having "sangria in the park" with "you."
(I also thought it was funny he mentions feeding animals in the zoo; I thought that was illegal.)
cheech:
I am Commenting here about Music Boards matters again!
Ween did a great version of "Comfortably Numb" as The Jimmy Wilson Group. This is a name they use for all-covers shows they do. They also did a decent "Sultans of Swing." They're a band with a LOT of range... their "Comfortably Numb" is slow, weary, long, and (okay, I'm being redundant) great.

"Comfortably Numb" became one of my least fave songs for a while at college because this radio station I liked used to play it -every- day, -every- day. I came to cringe at it's opening slide-notes... but the Ween version made me love the song again.

Also, that "Syd Barrett" argument on the Thread- egad. of course, there were a couple killer songs. "Lucifer Sam" is a great garage rock song. "Astronomy Domine."
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So today when I got home from work, I found a smallish box waiting for me. I opened it, not sure at all what was inside it.

What was inside it was a 6 GB Mini IPod. Apparently, I was one of the lucky winners in the Pepsi contest, where you entered in the code from the bottle caps.

I already own one, so I...
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x_obscure_x:
Oh wow shit, that's awesome. I wish I wone some pepsi contest and got an ipod ahaha. that was sweet of you to give it to your sister. and you're silly for not pretended you paid for it! smile congratulations on being a winner
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For the past two weeks, the sign in front of the Wal-Mart closest to me has read "ALWAYS LOW PRICES, ALWAYS MAL-WART."

This amuses me greatly.
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chuckgelman:
I laugh out loud a little bit every time I see the "No Turn On Fred" sign down the block from my place.
nopantsdave:
I think you may be way over optimistic about the Reds, but here's hoping you're right. I've been a die hard Reds fan since the late-80's.
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So I'm putting something out to sell on EBay. It's this Dell Digital Jukebox I have. It's a good thing, in good condition, but I just never use it anymore. I usually either listen to my XM radio (Fred 44 or Fine Tuning 76, often), or play CD's on my stereo. I am thinking of going to an Ipod eventually.

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cheech:
Sorry, man- I'm stuck in the 1990s. I use, like, actual CDs instead of MP3-carrying dingies.
reptilia:
That's a pretty good price so far, but I'm sure it'll get jacked up closer to end auction. I'd like one, but I have my heart set on an iPod too. Those things are so rad. The iPod photo looks awesome, even has album art I hear. smile

I've only bought one thing on eBay, and the girl didn't even give me any feedback. Seriously, wtf is that? frown mad
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So I got home from work today to find a letter addressed to me from...the United States District Attorney's Office.

I had a little feeling of a mini freak-out when I saw it. I couldn't imagine what it could be. Had the RIAA finally figured out I'd been downloading stuff? Was I being punished for giving the Dean campaign $20? What...
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jormagund:
Happy Birthday to my February 21'st compatriot! And 1972 to boot!
noinfo:
happy bday son!