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^Yeah well I had a professor in college from an aristocratic Chinese family that fled to New York in 1949...the grandfather had roughly a dozen concubines and my professor had something like 60 first cousins!

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Regardless of the fiestiness of your grandfather.. a 17 year old kid letting an old man whip them with a belt is pathetic.. throw a punch junior.

 

We'll im sure he was thinking about the "retribution" he would have received, if he would have hit my grandfather, my cousins kids were already, ready, to beat him down....and there's a lot of them.  Remember I come from a HUGE extended family.  I have 13 cousins on my father side they have approximately 30 kids between them.

 

yes, like I said, give the man a good citizens award, key to the city, a ticker-tape parade! :clap: Let's put those 

:shoot: scofflaws in their place!!

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^Yeah well I had a professor in college from an aristocratic Chinese family that fled to New York in 1949...the grandfather had roughly a dozen concubines and my professor had something like 60 first cousins!

 

OK, now that's crazy!

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Yes, I am a homeowner. And I have kids. And I encourage them to stay off other people's property -- including that of my elderly neighbor who doesn't care for kids on his lawn. But it's ONLY A LAWN. It's no big deal. Even as a homeowner who tries to take care of his lawn, I cannot understand people who obsess over their patch of grass. I agree that the kid who trod on your grandfather's lawn and taunted him was a jerk. But somebody who "Is very serious about his grass" needs to find more-meaningful things to get serious about. And find a better way to deal with things than assaulting people.

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^It is a big deal to the person who owns it.  There's nothing wrong with taking pride in your property, and protecting your lawn.  No different than someone who likes to keep their car clean and polished, and having someone throw dirt all over it.  We can't begin to tell people how they should feel about their own property.  However, that doesn't give them the right to physically touch someone who walks on it.  They would need to follow the legal channels to deal with it. 

 

 

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^ I agree, we must follow what is legal, and I understand taking pride in your property/possessions.  With that said though, freaking out about a kid cutting through your yard is just anal and that person needs to get a life.

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^ I agree, we must follow what is legal, and I understand taking pride in your property/possessions.  With that said though, freaking out about a kid cutting through your yard is just anal and that person needs to get a life.

 

Not if you and your neighbors have informed this kids on several occasions not to do it.

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Regardless.. it's anal retentive.. but that's his choice.  I just get amazed at people who stress out over the littlest things.

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Regardless.. it's anal retentive.. but that's his choice.  I just get amazed at people who stress out over the littlest things.

 

As I'm sure you've never gotten pissed off about anything.  right?

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Regardless.. it's anal retentive.. but that's his choice.  I just get amazed at people who stress out over the littlest things.

 

As I'm sure you've never gotten pissed off about anything.  right?

 

Never said I haven't.. but I sure as hell haven't tried to whip someone with a belt over it!!  We're talking a whole nother' ballgame there MTS

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Never said I haven't.. but I sure as hell haven't tried to whip someone with a belt over it!!  We're talking a whole nother' ballgame there MTS

I think you need a belt to your rear!  It'll learn ya!

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I don't wanna hear about your fantasizes MTS.. save that for your private life.. HAAAA

 

ohhhhhhh, ugh!  You??  In my fantasies??!!  Now that's a laugh!  Actually it's hysterical.  Thanks for the laugh kiddo! 

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^Yeah well I had a professor in college from an aristocratic Chinese family that fled to New York in 1949...the grandfather had roughly a dozen concubines and my professor had something like 60 first cousins!

 

OK, now that's crazy!

I had a neighbor like that growing up!  Sounds a tad like Chiang Kai-Shek.

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I've been waiting for this, it was bound to happen, after all this is america.  :laugh:

 

the women of the texas polygamist sect are hawking their fashions online.

 

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9737603

 

http://fldsdress.com/

 

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A rack of pastel colored dresses hang in the sewing facility on the YFZ ranch in Texas.

 

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Oh lawd.  I just threw up in my mouth a lil bit.  Those "frocks" should not be used in the same sentence as the word "fashion"!!

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Boy, go back to dating suburban chick with bad perms. 

 

Isn't that technically what we're looking at?

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Boy, go back to dating suburban chick with bad perms. 

 

Isn't that technically what we're looking at?

 

No.  Those are desperate housewives, with no taste what-so-ever.  I would like to think that Kstay2, could do a bit better than an unattractive "cult" mom!

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ahhh craigslist......  :laugh:

 

 

POLE DANCING STAGE FOR SALE - $250 (BROOKLYN)

Reply to: sale-739534296@craigslist.org

Date: 2008-07-01, 5:41PM EDT

 

 

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BUT CAN REALLY HAVE IT HERE ANYMORE.. NO ROOM TO PUT IT REALLY..

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oh by the way.. this piece comes apart. it's very very heavy. u need 2 strong people to carry it out at least! lol.. fun fun! CONTACT: birthdaygirl30@gmail.com

 

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http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/for/739534296.html

 

 

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I forgot to post this but maybe one of you coffee drinkers can use this.

 

Starbucks is offering an ice brewed coffee on Wednesdays card

 

Ask for a card to be used every Wednesday for a "Tall" coffee.  If you don't have a card, tell the cashier to use discount code 0082.

 

The card (offer) is good until July 23.

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ice brewed coffee? is that starbucksspeak for cold-brewed coffee?

 

read all about cold brewing here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/27coff.html

 

 

1) MTS, in my opinion, Starbucks iced coffee sucks (not nearly strong enough as iced coffee should be). As an alternative, if I get anything iced there at all, it’s an Americano with no water—i.e. espresso over ice.

 

2) mrnyc, I remember reading the nytimes coffee article last year and getting really excited to try this technique (I even made special trip to Fishs Eddy to buy a Mason jar). The result? It sucked! Maybe you’ve had better luck. Let us know.

 

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i saw this on drudge.

 

we may never really hear all of chinese democracy by guns and roses, at least as it should have been, but it looks like we might actually really see quentin tarantino's long -delayed world war two movie 'inglorious bastards':

 

 

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This latest Tarantino epic, originally for Miramax and originally set for 2001, has been so long in the works that some people thought it might never see the light of day. Tarantino himself has described it as a Spaghetti Western meets World II film that's an homage to 1967's The Dirty Dozen and its derivative, the more extreme 1978 Italian movie Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato (released in the U.S. under the title Inglorious Bastards) about a group of soldiers on their way to be executed who get the chance of a reprieve. Tarantino's script comes out just as the Enzo G. Castellari inspiration is heading to DVD. In a BBC documentary done around the time of Pulp Fiction's release, Tarantino said that he always wanted to do a "guys on a mission" film. As usual, there's a lot of secrecy surrounding this Quentin project sent out by William Morris.

 

more:

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/quentin-tarantino-unveils-inglorious-bastards/

 

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Whats your vote for worst comic strip still running in the newspaper?

Mine is Mary Worth. Try reading it sometime in the PD.

 

Anything and everything by tom batuik (sorry Cleveland). Its like, alright we get it, Crankshaft is a crotchety old man who is a bad bus driver, that same joke has last you 10+ years?

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Whats your vote for worst comic strip still running in the newspaper?

Mine is Mary Worth. Try reading it sometime in the PD.

 

Anything and everything by tom batuik (sorry Cleveland). Its like, alright we get it, Crankshaft is a crotchety old man who is a bad bus driver, that same joke has last you 10+ years?

 

You hush! Crankshaft is my hero and role model! I don't drive a bus, but I aspire to crotchety. :x

 

The stuff I did and said when I was a young whippersnapper got me branded as a smartass kid. Now I do and say the same stuff and I'm a crotchety old guy. By comparison, it has a certain ring of respectability. :-D

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^You are funny and witty. Crankshaft on the other hand, is not.

 

I agree. 

 

But Rob, you're so "sweet and innocent"  lol  lol  lol

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I appreciate the compliments, guys, but you have to get to know Crankshaft in order to appreciate him. That abrasive crust hides a good heart.

 

Over the years I've met and worked with and for quite a few Crankshafts and their female counterparts, and in the long haul some of them turned out to be some of my best co-workers and customers. A lot of them have high standards for themselves and they come up just a little short when it comes to cutting other people some slack. Once you learn how to finesse your interactions with them, and let them know what lines won't be crossed, sometimes a pretty good rapport can result.

 

Sometimes their rigidity has another manifestation, loyalty. It's often possible to develop a good working relationship with capable, demanding people. Insecure, incompetent pricks are quite another story.

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Crankshaft's OK. I'm just disgusted by what's happened to Funky Winkerbean.

 

That's why I enjoy those comic strips; I feel like I know almost everyone in them. I've seen enthusiastic, happy young urban guys turn into middle-aged driven money-grubbers with a mortgage on too much house in the 'burbs and a 24/7 job, and then suddenly have to confront what they've become.

 

I've seen dementia take away sharp mind of a person who inhabited a vital, energetic body and leave behind a shell that goes on breathing and eating and drinking and going to the bathroom, without any kind of comprehension or meaning, at least any that's evident to people on the outside of the experience.

 

I've seen too many smart, talented, beautiful friends taken by illness without ever experiencing middle age.

 

Both strips portray life pretty much as I'm experiencing it, and it's not depressing. It just is, and I can read them and sympathize or smile in recognition or laugh when Crankshaft gets one over on Keesterman, who's just as cranky as he is, and a whole lot more anal-retentive. I can watch a character setting himself up for disaster and want to shout, "Stop! Can't you see where this is headed?"

 

Funky has turned his life into a treadmill that's wearing him down and wearing out the people who love and trust him, but at least he's not a drunk anymore - yet.

 

I think Batiuk's a pretty good observer of life as a lot of people experience it, with a talent for wry commentary.

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I hate Marmaduke.

 

But I love this blog

 

http://marmadukeexplained.blogspot.com/

 

Also stinking up the funny pages

Ziggy

Family Circus

B.C.

 

I have no thoughts on the soap opera ones. They're not for me, so I don't read them. I did read Prince Valiant as a kid, but I've since lost interest.

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I know some people don't like Dilbert, but I have to say there are two strips that I've seen that I totally relate to:

 

dilbert2.jpg

 

The only thing missing here is the manager saying something like "I took an art class in college". :roll:

 

............

 

dilbert1.jpg

 

And in this case, I literally had to deal with someone like this when I first started my current job. Instead of offering guidelines like "hey, we need *this* part of the headline to be emphasized - work your magic!", this person thought they could 1. stand over my shoulder, and 2. say things like "Ooo, how about a yellow line right there!" (while TOUCHING my screen - grounds for spaying/neutering with a rusty pizza wheel), and "Ooo, what about a double-yellow line?!?". :roll:

 

At that point I stood up and motioned them toward my chair and said "would you like to do my job?"; he said "oh no, I mean - you're the designer and...". I said "Yes. I'm the Art Director, I've been doing what you're asking me to do for almost 15 years - maybe you could trust me for a few seconds to put that experience to work. That IS why I was hired, right?".

 

Apparently I developed a reputation for being "feisty" in just under 10 seconds that day :-D

 

 

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MayDay that is exactly why I would hire you!

 

I can't draw a straight line, but I hire people that can't make my thoughts come alive on screen.  I dont tell them how to do their jobs, but ask, for options when a project is being worked on.

 

You hire people that will make you look good and

A) know their job responsibilities inside and out

B) Understand how their job relates to the bigger picture.

 

there is nothing worse than a micromanaging boss!

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well can we at least agree that ziggy sucks?

 

Agreed.

 

And I had thought that Nancy would have died of natural causes a few decades ago, but I saw her in some small-town paper not long ago.

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Crankshaft's OK. I'm just disgusted by what's happened to Funky Winkerbean.

 

That's why I enjoy those comic strips; I feel like I know almost everyone in them. I've seen enthusiastic, happy young urban guys turn into middle-aged driven money-grubbers with a mortgage on too much house in the 'burbs and a 24/7 job, and then suddenly have to confront what they've become.

 

I've seen dementia take away sharp mind of a person who inhabited a vital, energetic body and leave behind a shell that goes on breathing and eating and drinking and going to the bathroom, without any kind of comprehension or meaning, at least any that's evident to people on the outside of the experience.

 

I've seen too many smart, talented, beautiful friends taken by illness without ever experiencing middle age.

 

Both strips portray life pretty much as I'm experiencing it, and it's not depressing. It just is, and I can read them and sympathize or smile in recognition or laugh when Crankshaft gets one over on Keesterman, who's just as cranky as he is, and a whole lot more anal-retentive. I can watch a character setting himself up for disaster and want to shout, "Stop! Can't you see where this is headed?"

 

Funky has turned his life into a treadmill that's wearing him down and wearing out the people who love and trust him, but at least he's not a drunk anymore - yet.

 

I think Batiuk's a pretty good observer of life as a lot of people experience it, with a talent for wry commentary.

 

I see what you're saying, and I see what Batiuk is trying to do. It just seems to me he's doing it with a bludgeon. I don't see the wit or the subtlety. But maybe I've missed it because I stopped reading a year or two ago.

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Delaware County, where the jobs are... #13/25

Delaware County has plenty of reason to rejoice - and not because it just celebrated its bicentennial. As Ohio's fastest-growing county, it's home to Columbus, the state capital and one of its biggest metropolitan areas...

 

The city limits of Columbus stretch outside of Franklin county, correct?

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I see what you're saying, and I see what Batiuk is trying to do. It just seems to me he's doing it with a bludgeon. I don't see the wit or the subtlety. But maybe I've missed it because I stopped reading a year or two ago.

 

Seems appropriate to me; often enough, life has come at me with a bludgeon. I've gotten pretty good at ducking, and pretty good at regrouping when I don't duck quickly enough. :-D

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Delaware County, where the jobs are... #13/25

Delaware County has plenty of reason to rejoice - and not because it just celebrated its bicentennial. As Ohio's fastest-growing county, it's home to Columbus, the state capital and one of its biggest metropolitan areas...

 

The city limits of Columbus stretch outside of Franklin county, correct?

I believe so but I still wouldn't consider it 'home' to Columbus, that title should belong to Franklin County.

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http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=puns (go there to see the non-workfriendly graphics of Dave Matthews)

 

Nobody cares if your puns were intended.

 

People who point out their puns are like comedians who explain their jokes: they both think you're too stupid to get it. The only good thing about the phrase "pun intended" is that it saves you time when you want to say "hello, I'm going to be at the bag convention this weekend, please be sure to stop by and say 'hi.' I'll be at the douche exhibit." Here's the deal: when you point out your puns, you're making a value judgement on me, the reader. You're saying:

 

 

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