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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89143 Aug 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Also, thanks to 30 ROck, I love Tracy Morgan. I didn't like him before the show, but he's great on it.
Yeah, he sucked on SNL, but the writers on 30 Rock for him...just hysterical.

Since: Jan 10

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#89144 Aug 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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For sure. April Ludgate is a runner up.
Nick: APRIL! A phone call nearly GOT THROUGH TO ME!!!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89145 Aug 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nick: APRIL! A phone call nearly GOT THROUGH TO ME!!!
So relatable.

Since: Jan 10

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#89146 Aug 6, 2013
Linda orders lunches for meetings. She is out today. There is a meeting today. She ordered the lunches YESTERDAY (she usually does them a day ahead of time).

Today, I've had several people stop by my desk, since I"m the only person willing to deal with lunches when linda is out.

"Do you know what Linda ordered for our lunches today?"
Nope.
"Well did she get us pizza or Jimmy Johns?"
I don't know.
"Can you see what she ordered?"
I have no idea how to find out what she ordered without calling various restaurants and asking them if we have an order placed.
"I just want to know if I need to go get a different lunch when I'm out running an errand."
I. DON'T. FREAKING. KNOW.

Since: Jan 10

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#89147 Aug 6, 2013
Rape (not coupled with murder) is an executable offense in the military. The last military execution was in 1961, of a man who raped an 11yo girl.

So apparently we will execute military rapists, but not if the person they rape also is in the military. good to know.

***

Meanwhile, I hope we end up executing the Fort Hood shooter. Bastard is in a wheelchair anyway (paralyzed from being shot that day) and likely is costing us a fortune in health care, more than most prisoners.

Since: Jan 10

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#89148 Aug 6, 2013
Interesting short read on that case from 1961:

http://www.executedtoday.com/2009/04/13/1961-...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89149 Aug 6, 2013
I cant say for sure, but I would think he is costing us a lot less.
under military medical care, there is no billing of services to the govt.
So the doc is already being paid, he is just doing his job for that day.

But I hope we pull the trigger on him also.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Rape (not coupled with murder) is an executable offense in the military. The last military execution was in 1961, of a man who raped an 11yo girl.
So apparently we will execute military rapists, but not if the person they rape also is in the military. good to know.
***
Meanwhile, I hope we end up executing the Fort Hood shooter. Bastard is in a wheelchair anyway (paralyzed from being shot that day) and likely is costing us a fortune in health care, more than most prisoners.

Since: Oct 12

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#89150 Aug 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I went into a minor depression because they're not coming back on the air. Love that show.
If anyone likes quirky English humor look for Doc Martin on your public tv station. Crazy characters and the doc is not likeable at all but that makes it funnier.
WE love alotta the Brit comedys that are shown on PBS and BBC...Have you ever seen Coupling or Keeping Up Appearances? Some are older but still a riot...We have, Faulty Towers on DVD...lol...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89151 Aug 6, 2013
Interesting article on the stand your ground laws. The stats will surprise you.

http://news.yahoo.com/racial-bias-stand-groun...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#89152 Aug 6, 2013

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89153 Aug 6, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>WE love alotta the Brit comedys that are shown on PBS and BBC...Have you ever seen Coupling or Keeping Up Appearances? Some are older but still a riot...We have, Faulty Towers on DVD...lol...
have seen those...silly but funny. but then i was a monty python back in the day, too.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89154 Aug 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Parks and Recreation is my current favorite. Started out kind of crappy and then found its stride. They're losing Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, though. Lame.
for anyone who gets sundance channel, there's a show on monday nights where the writers talk about a specific show, p and r and dexter next week.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#89155 Aug 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
Interesting article on the stand your ground laws. The stats will surprise you.
http://news.yahoo.com/racial-bias-stand-groun...
The "Stand your ground" defense wasn't even used in the Zimmerman trial!

Liberal thinking: if you're standing on a street corner minding your own business and some punk walks up and tries to rob you, you should turn around and run away (and hope you're not shot in the back!) And then only if you are pursued, you might have a right to defend yourself.

FLUKK that!

I have every right to stand my ground!

But I do not have the right to turn around and attack someone walking behind me. Especially if they have a gun and I don't. Trevon deserves the Darwin Award.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89156 Aug 6, 2013
2nd date with a guy. He's 18 minutes late and I see him running down the road towards Starbucks. He drives a big rig (owns the company but apparently won't hire someone), and parked it under an overpass!
Odd.
At the end of the date he asks me if I need money. WTF He asks me if I need food. I ask why and he says because I'm so thin!*jaw drop*

Dog's met me--I am naturally thin but healthy. The kicker is this guy is thin too! Like the male equivalent of me: tall and rail thin but we eat with a high metabolism.

GAH!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89157 Aug 6, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
2nd date with a guy. He's 18 minutes late and I see him running down the road towards Starbucks. He drives a big rig (owns the company but apparently won't hire someone), and parked it under an overpass!
Odd.
At the end of the date he asks me if I need money. WTF He asks me if I need food. I ask why and he says because I'm so thin!*jaw drop*
Dog's met me--I am naturally thin but healthy. The kicker is this guy is thin too! Like the male equivalent of me: tall and rail thin but we eat with a high metabolism.
GAH!
Well at least he is solicitous of your well being. Could have been a lot worse.

My ex husband was skinny and wiry as long as I knew him from roughly age 18-29. Older relatives used to force milkshakes and food on him and her would never put on an ounce. Jack Sprat.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89159 Aug 7, 2013

Since: Jan 10

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#89160 Aug 7, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
2nd date with a guy. He's 18 minutes late and I see him running down the road towards Starbucks. He drives a big rig (owns the company but apparently won't hire someone), and parked it under an overpass!
Odd.
At the end of the date he asks me if I need money. WTF He asks me if I need food. I ask why and he says because I'm so thin!*jaw drop*
Dog's met me--I am naturally thin but healthy. The kicker is this guy is thin too! Like the male equivalent of me: tall and rail thin but we eat with a high metabolism.
GAH!
I think he sounds like a clueless tool! Asks you if you need money? DId he assume you're dirt poor? WTH?
edogxxx

Melrose Park, IL

#89161 Aug 7, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
2nd date with a guy. He's 18 minutes late and I see him running down the road towards Starbucks. He drives a big rig (owns the company but apparently won't hire someone), and parked it under an overpass!
Odd.
At the end of the date he asks me if I need money. WTF He asks me if I need food. I ask why and he says because I'm so thin!*jaw drop*
Dog's met me--I am naturally thin but healthy. The kicker is this guy is thin too! Like the male equivalent of me: tall and rail thin but we eat with a high metabolism.
GAH!
Just tell people you're not thin, you're small boned.

And see? I keep telling you that you won't find anyone better than me. Just accept it. I've never commented on your physique. And I like my women thin anyway.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89162 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah, what's the opposite equivalent to "curvy"? LOL
We can't say a word about larger folk, but people have no trouble pointing out us skinny ones. It's so rude.
But HE is skinn! So weird. He is the most socially unaware person I've ever met. He has definitely been too sheltered in life...

It's good comedy, if I almost didn't feel so sorry for him.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89163 Aug 7, 2013
Uggghhh...my sister called me last night to tell me that she's quitting her job and going back to her mall job. You know, the job she got two Master's degrees for and that pays a lot better than the mall job and that has insurance?

I guess it was pretty intense (geriatric psych ward at a hospital), but...that's what drinking after work is for.

Does *anyone* I'm related to believe in working? I guess it's *kind of* cool that she's apparently going to live with my dad long term. He doesn't seem to mind the company, and I worry less about him that way. But still...da fuuuk?

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