Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

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The fun part about helping someone move is you get be smug and judgmental about what they own (e.g. poor taste in books, art, furniture). Oh, and here's a tip: if you're not bothering to pack up all your stuff, you should at least make sure to move your...um..."intimate paraphernalia" before your friends disassemble your bed.
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ckdexterhaven:

Oh, and here's a tip: if you're not bothering to pack up all your stuff, you should at least make sure to move your...um..."intimate paraphernalia" before your friends disassemble your bed.


Hah! "Yeah, let's go ahead and pick up this mattress, and... OH GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?? Is that even legal??"

sauda:

Fancy seeing you around here again. smile

Saturday Feb 07, 2009

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Sometimes I wonder how I get on these lists. Every couple of months I get a robot-call from some group promoting an African-American Leadership conference at McCormick Place or somewhere else in the coming weeks. The slate of speakers is a veritable murderer's row of reverends and doctors from Georgia and South Carolina. I'm sure this is big news for some people, but...
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notoriousdug:

Watched it yesterday; it's an all time favorite for me.

trocc:

i know it! when i heard that this morning i was suddenly less upset about them not locking down the 6th seed last night.

Thursday Jan 22, 2009

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Foaming At The Mouth
Late Breaking Alert!!
"Sunset Boulevard" is on TCM at 1:15 AM Central. Make sure you pay careful attention to Joe Gillis' cornered animal aesthetic early in the film. It really speaks to me, depicting those feelings of pent-up frustration mixed with survival instinct. Then when opportunity finds him, he's in the perfect state of mind to roll with whatever...
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darqkloud:

Yep, that was pretty fast!

trocc:

yep, you pretty much called it. couldn't hardly motivate to get up off the couch the last couple days, finally snapped out of it a bit today. it would be nice if it warmed up a bit, if only for a few days...

Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

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Foaming At The Mouth
Spare Some Change?

Some years ago I knew a guy who when approached by beggars who asked 'Spare some change?', he'd snap back at them "Change comes from within." It was a smartassed answer by any measure, and probably not an entirely praiseworthy gesture towards some poor bastard wearing cardboard shoes. Well, now I was sick of the Presidential election...
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notoriousdug:

OK, so if I am reading all of this right no small part of our current mess is due to the fact that in the late 1990's we repealed laws put on the books shortly after the depression to prevent it from being able to happen again.

The tech crash then helped to set in motion a slow down turn that spiraled down into what we have today, not entirely unlike what happened after the market crashed in 1929.

Our time line was a bit longer it seems, is this because of some of the other measures that where in place to prevent the bottom from falling out of the market completely slowed the fall or is it just a less severe situation this time?

notoriousdug:

I'm glad other people who pay more attention to this stuff then I are commenting about the fact that when banks where given the first round of cash they choose to sit on it and still kept credit clamped down which was no help to the situation.

We, as a company, ended up in a bind because we can not get a re-fi on out building.

Sunday Jan 11, 2009

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Every two or three weeks I head out the suburbs to my mother's house and take care of whatever projects need doing. The task I had had on my mind for the last month or two was trying to determine exactly what was skittering around in the attic. I could hear scratching and clawing and running back and forth from time to time; clearly...
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notoriousdug:

How is that different from normal?

tallboy66:

Yeah I was kinda forcing myself to be social, it's not my time of year or anyone elses for that matter.

Wednesday Jan 07, 2009

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I Could Use A Laugh & So Could You




Frank Nelson never gets old




Rowdy Roddy Piper in "They Live!"


Life's advice from W.C. Fields is valuable indeed. Hearing it from Gary Busey...hmmmm...I dunno


Oh Benny Hill why haven't you been knighted yet?
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darqkloud:

Yes, it was real!
And demented imagination would have had him saying some god awful shit.

But it didn't tell tasteless jokes and will cost you about $300. on Ebay.

apexxx:

They Live is one of my all time favorites!

South Park Cripple Fight is a classic too biggrin

Sunday Dec 14, 2008

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caprica:

I'd be so down to Thriller it up and daley plaza...
p.s. are you referring to the german market? I went before Christmas... it was AMAZING!!! I went the year before too, but this year was way less cold.

tntkatie:

hahah awesome. biggrin
i feel special.
send me comments and messages any time. smile

Sunday Nov 30, 2008

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Foaming At The Mouth
Turn out the lights, the party's over

Ive been way too lazy to do periodic updates on football. It was just easier to wait until the end of the year and do a wrap-up on how things went. For the handful of people who might be interested, here's Northsider's Big Ten Football Postseason Review!

Penn State
What I...
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tallboy66:

I only play in the winter a few days a week, well everyday and the multi player is not for me I can barely keep myself alive I'd for sure kill my comrades.

tntkatie:

well thanks. smile

Friday Aug 29, 2008

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Foaming At The Mouth
Countdown To Kickoff

I understand perfectly well that few of my readership cares about it but, dammit, I care about it so I'm gonna write about it. It's time for Northsider's Preseason Big Ten Football Power Rankings:

1.)Ohio State
Last year was a good year for: Establishing dominance in the Big Ten. Aside from their loss against...
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apexxx:

as much as i would love the free drinks from lancelac, i would prefer the stock market to not go down any further. if he would have made that offer before the end of the trading day today, we would already be up 4 1/4 drinks! tongue

kinto:



As someone said, it's like a cross between Call of Duty and Doom. You need to slaughter alien chaps to survive in WW2-like settings. it's gooood. I was never really into first-person shooters but this can be highly satisfying to release frustration by lovingly crafted headshots biggrin

Resistance 2 has just been released or will be shortly and looks amazing as well, that's why I needed to get started with this one first.

On another note, isn't it strange how 10 years ago can feel like a lifetime ago? My 1st ever long-term relationship at the time was going good and although we were struggling with money (a constant in my life or so it seems...), life was pretty good. My 2nd year in London was ending and I was still glad to be there then. Relationship went to shit in 2000 and some crazy years ensued.

Saturday Aug 23, 2008

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aralia131:

I completely understand. I have a wedding to go to that evening then quickly head out to Code Pink. Sunday I have a 10k race with booze at the end of it. I'm excited!

tallboy66:

I have a good pic of you being frustrated at the rope border. biggrin

Good job btw I wouldn't have had the patience for it.