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Old 04-08-2021, 08:24 PM   #4756
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Re: tying threads!!!!

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You people seem like the types who would enjoy cheese rolling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fora0TmtnU
This reminds me of the scene in Thomas Pynchon's underrated masterpiece, Mason & Dixon, where Mason meets his wife:

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He'll tell Dixon how he met Rebekah on May Day at "the annual cheese-rolling," when the Gloucester cheeses are "blessed and ritually rolled thrice 'roud the churchyard, and thence down a Hill." Except that this year someone has taken it upon himself to create a giant cheese, an "Octuple Gloucester, ... but actually octupled in all dimensions, making it more like a 512-fold or Quincentenariduodecuple Gloucester, -- running to nearly four tons in weight when green and even after shrinkage towering ten feet high." It is loaded onto a sturdy wagon for transport.

Mason has come to Randwick Church, the site of the cheese-blessing, hoping to see Susannah Peach, daughter of Samuel Peach, "a silk merchant of some repute, and a growing power within the East India Company." His infatuation is such that he has gone to her house when she wasn't there and "knelt by her Bed and press'd his face to the Counterpane of Silk to inhale what he could of her Scent." But while he is waiting, the wagon carrying the cheese breaks down and the great orange wheel starts rolling toward where Mason is standing: "The Victim of a Cheese malevolent, being his last thought before abrupt Rescue by way of a stout shove, preceded by an energetick Rustling of Taffeta. It is Rebekah, and "If she was not, like Susannah, a Classick English Rose, neither was she any rugged Blossom of the Heath."
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:29 PM   #4757
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Accidental Discharge

Does any one else live in a metro area where police officers routinely accidentally shoot people? Back under curfew in the Twin Cities.

Speaking of which, “Accidental Discharge” was Hank’s nickname in college.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:30 PM   #4758
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Re: Accidental Discharge

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Does any one else live in a metro area where police officers routinely accidentally shoot people? Back under curfew in the Twin Cities.

Speaking of which, “Accidental Discharge” was Hank’s nickname in college.
I'm told that bad guys with guns can be stopped by good guys with guns. Maybe you should get some of those.
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:52 PM   #4759
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Does any one else live in a metro area where police officers routinely accidentally shoot people? Back under curfew in the Twin Cities.
Adder?

Can one of you explain why having an air freshener is suspicious to you people?
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:00 PM   #4760
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Adder?

Can one of you explain why having an air freshener is suspicious to you people?
Criminals drive smelly cars.

I think it is actually one of those “technical” violations that police pull you over for when they want to do a pretextual stop. It impedes your vision through the windshield so it is a violation. But Wright had a warrant for a misdemeanor offense, so that may have been the real reason for the stop.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:32 PM   #4761
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Does any one else live in a metro area where police officers routinely accidentally shoot people? Back under curfew in the Twin Cities.

Speaking of which, “Accidental Discharge” was Hank’s nickname in college.
Freshman year at Pennypacker there was that minute where it was not clear my scholarship would be renewed, because of the unfair grading practices TBH. So I decided if I could impregnate one of those trust fund girls, maybe her parents would pay for me! Going for a kid no need to drag things out. So yeah, I own the name.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:28 AM   #4762
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Criminals drive smelly cars.

I think it is actually one of those “technical” violations that police pull you over for when they want to do a pretextual stop. It impedes your vision through the windshield so it is a violation. But Wright had a warrant for a misdemeanor offense, so that may have been the real reason for the stop.
They said expired tags, but that doesn't mean not a pretext either.
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Old 04-13-2021, 10:30 AM   #4763
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They said expired tags, but that doesn't mean not a pretext either.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/po...rnd/index.html

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Re: Objectively intelligent.

This European Super League thing kinda sucks.
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This European Super League thing kinda sucks.
Why? I was going to go on vacation to watch some cricket in New Delhi but don't think it's a good idea. https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/statu...664432131?s=20
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This European Super League thing kinda sucks.
Yep. On many levels.

https://defector.com/why-the-europea...eague-is-evil/
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