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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91433 Sep 16, 2013
Ha! Great poker face on that kid!
Mister Tonka wrote:
So Tonka Jr. comes down to the living room and tells me that mom said since he's 7 now, he can go to sleep later, at either 8:50 or 9pm, and that I'm supposed to choose. First I've heard of this, so I say 8:50. The 4 yr old comes down and they want to watch tv. So I let them watch the kids on demand channel. At 8:20, the older one tells the other, we have time for one more show, then it will be 8:30 and you have to go to bed, but I don't have to go to bed till 8:50 cause I'm older. Younger one starts wailing that that's not fair. I quietly head upstairs and say good job, MOM. And tell her what just went on. That little stinker. She says she never said any such thing. So I call him up and stone cold bust him.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#91434 Sep 16, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Have you seen the Twitter backlash against the AMERICAN woman of Indian descent that won the Miss America contest yesterday? Seriously, what year is it again? 1913?
The new America: where it's a shame to be white.

Since: Jan 10

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#91435 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
So any Chicagoans (or non-Chicagoans) catch that Bears game?
I was exhausted after watching that!
I just now saw the score when I went to make my lunch. Nice job, Bears!:)

Since: Jan 10

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#91436 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I'm surprised that girls at that age didn't get more dramatic about it. You'd think they'd be more willing to go up against the people who are outvoting/outranking them.
I wasn't in a sorority so I don't know how difficult it would be to go against them. I'd like to think I'd give it more effort than they did but, as I said, I was never in a sorority.
Few things in college are more political than the Greek system.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#91437 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
So any Chicagoans (or non-Chicagoans) catch that Bears game?
I was exhausted after watching that!
Great game, but now that's twice in a row where they got lucky. I'm not so sure about them this season. We shall see.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91438 Sep 16, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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The new America: where it's a shame to be white.
STFU you idiotwindowlicker.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91439 Sep 16, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Great game, but now that's twice in a row where they got lucky. I'm not so sure about them this season. We shall see.
I think they were lacking a lot in defense and in offensive communication. They did show, however, the desire and the ability to win when they want to.

I could NOT believe they won. It was a phenomenal end.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91440 Sep 16, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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STFU you idiotwindowlicker.
We should trace edogs lineage. I can only imagine what we would find.
Bob

Chicago, IL

#91441 Sep 16, 2013
If anyone is looking for something to do around town, I'd recommend this. It's fun for history lovers and social people alike:

&fe ature=youtu.be

http://auditoriumtheatre.org/wb/pages/home/pe...

Since: Jan 10

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#91442 Sep 16, 2013
Wow, the new Miss America is gorgeous!(Well, each new one usually is, right?)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91443 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I'm surprised that girls at that age didn't get more dramatic about it. You'd think they'd be more willing to go up against the people who are outvoting/outranking them.
I wasn't in a sorority so I don't know how difficult it would be to go against them. I'd like to think I'd give it more effort than they did but, as I said, I was never in a sorority.
sorority girls give you the impression of peeps looking to fight the power?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91444 Sep 16, 2013

Since: Oct 12

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#91445 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
So any Chicagoans (or non-Chicagoans) catch that Bears game?
I was exhausted after watching that!
The ending was incredible, a perfect pass from the Qb i usually hate...lol...he does have a rifle arm, when he feels up to it.....

Since: Oct 12

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#91446 Sep 16, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Have you seen the Twitter backlash against the AMERICAN woman of Indian descent that won the Miss America contest yesterday? Seriously, what year is it again? 1913?
We could'nt believe how incredibly beautiful she is.....great coloring and wife said, that yellow gown is perfect with her skin....

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91447 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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We should trace edogs lineage. I can only imagine what we would find.
He's just an ill-informed dumbbell. Indians are ARYAN, as in yanno, caucasian. <smfh> He is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ignorant. And racist. Don't forget racist.

Since: Oct 12

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#91448 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I think they were lacking a lot in defense and in offensive communication. They did show, however, the desire and the ability to win when they want to.
I could NOT believe they won. It was a phenomenal end.
That ending, along with Michigan's Goal line stand, aqainest Akron. with time running out....saved my weekend....lol....Imagine beating Notre Dame, then being upset by Akron?....lol....

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91449 Sep 16, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>sorority girls give you the impression of peeps looking to fight the power?
Exactly. I can safely say that at Alabama, these girls are the most caving-to-peer-pressure people I have ever met. They will do just about anything to fit in and look cool. No way do they want to rock the greek boat.

Don't get me wrong; I think these girls, as individuals, probably have no problem with having a black girl in their sorority. But they want to be in the sorority sooooo badly, that they swallow their personal feelings to fit in.

Since: Jan 10

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#91450 Sep 16, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/l ocal/laporte/michigan-city/off icial--year-old-boy-killed-dur ing-gun-related-game/article_0 191550e-2ad6-56b3-98b9-a12b11c 8ab4f.html
Awesome game, dude.
What a freakin' idiot. And probably a liar. Kid probably pissed him off so he shot and killed him.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#91451 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I think they were lacking a lot in defense and in offensive communication. They did show, however, the desire and the ability to win when they want to.
I could NOT believe they won. It was a phenomenal end.
I'd like to think the forth quarter rally was skill, but... Yeah, when the Vikings scored on the opening kickoff, I thought the Bears were gonna get crushed. Have to say that was one of the greatest Bears games I've seen in a while.

Since: Jan 10

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#91452 Sep 16, 2013
Pray For Her Math Students
BOOKSTORE | ASHEVILLE, NC, USA | BOOKS & READING, CRIMINAL/ILLEGAL, MONEY
(As the manager of a large bookstore, part of my job is to call customers who have written bad checks to arrange payment. I call one such customer. I identify myself and verify that I am speaking to the check-writer.)

Me:“I’m calling in regard to a check you wrote for $534 on [date]. It has been returned for insufficient funds, so we’ll need you to come by—”

Customer:“Oh my God! I can’t believe you’re calling me about this! I gave you the books back!”

Me:“I’m sorry? You gave them back? Did you speak to anyone?”

Customer:“Of course! I gave them to the cashier and filled out paperwork!”

(On a hunch, I search the returns for her name. She did return the books, and got a cash refund.)

Me:“Okay, I see you brought them back on [date] and got a cash refund. Is that right?”

Customer:“Yes! And you should be fired for calling me at home for no reason!”

Me:“Ma’am, you still have to pay for the bounced check.”

Customer:“What? I don’t have the books! I am not paying for books I don’t have!”

Me:“You wrote a bad check for merchandise, then returned the merchandise for cash. But the check is still worthless and has to be paid.”

Customer:“What kind of idiot are you? Listen carefully: I. Do. Not. Have. Your. Books. I gave them back and that’s the end of it.”

Me:“I’m afraid it doesn’t matter whether you have the books or not. Now, instead of books, you have our money and we still have a worthless check. You really need to take care of this, or it will be a police matter. I’m sure you don’t want me to go to the magistrate.”

Customer:“Are you calling me a thief?! If you turn me into the police, I’ll have YOU arrested for false reports! I’ll have your job for this! I am a school teacher! I teach math!”

Me:“Ma’am. I need you to follow along here. You wrote a bad check for merchandise, and then returned that merchandise for cash. That is fraud, and it is in an amount that can get you in serious trouble.”

(The customer screams about how I am trying to rob her of money, then hangs up. I phone back a few days later, to give her another chance. Still furious, she sticks to her guns. I try my best, but she just won’t listen or try to understand. After sending her several certified demand letters, I have no choice but to file a criminal complaint. And being over $400, it is a felony fraud charge. Not long afterward, I get a final phone call from her.)

Customer:“ARE YOU THE B**** WHO SENT THE POLICE TO MY SCHOOL?!”

Me:“Ma’am, I had to turn your NSF check over for prosecution because you refused to pay. I gave you many chances to avoid that.”

Customer:“I MIGHT LOSE MY JOB! I have never been so humiliated! I’m going to sue you and your company for this! You are going to jail for what you’re doing to me!”

Me:“Well, ma’am, I’ve tried everything to make you understand, so do what you think you need to do.”

(Ultimately, she is found guilty and told to pay the check and fee, plus court costs. Even when the magistrate explains it to her, she refuses to believe that she owes the money.)

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