Re: The sounds of solidarity

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I don't even see not that there's anything wrong with that TV.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 9:51 AM
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OT: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield are still alive? And 43?

Christ, I feel old.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:17 AM
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I was once at a party with Evan D. I got pissed and left early, and didn't actually meet him. How's that for tenuous connections?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:23 AM
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How's that for tenuous connections?

Certainly more tenuous than this one.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:25 AM
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You know, it is also Indigenous people's day, but so far only Bitch has mentioned that in her facebook update.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:29 AM
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I LOVE GAY INDIANS


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:31 AM
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I don't see what all the fuss is about.


Posted by: Zeng He | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:34 AM
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4: People wait in line to buy drugs? I sort of thought every transaction was a furtive matter of signal, sign, countersign, sleight-of-hand, separate ways. I am not very cool naïve.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:34 AM
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I remember going to take a tour of a replica of the Santa Maria. We were in Columbus and it was Columbus Day, so it seemed fitting. There was a small, and very white, group of people protesting.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:35 AM
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8: in LA they walk into the store and peer at what's arrayed behind behind the glass of the display case. I wouldn't think that was the kind of drugs alameida was buying, though.

I've never waited in line for drugs, but then I've never bought drugs in a laundromat, or in New York. Who knows how things work in New York, in laundromats.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:39 AM
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Somebody always cuts the head off the Columbus statue in the North End of Boston for Columbus Day.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:39 AM
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I've heard that in New York, you can get a special "East River" scented Tide.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:40 AM
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11: That seems kinda hostile. Couldn't they just grape him in the mouth?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:42 AM
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This summer, somebody paint-bombed a statue of Columbus that is down the road a bit from campus.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 10:44 AM
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4: Aw. I spent a lot of time in that neighborhood. It makes me think of the Pyramid Club and Save the Robots. Sniff. (A whole lot of sniffing.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:03 AM
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The Laundromat wasn't actually a laundromat. It was just a brownstone with a stoop you stood alongside. Once three or four people were lined up a guy would come outside and dispense the goods.


Posted by: bizzah | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:05 AM
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16: That must have been confusing. They should have called it the brownstone with the guy who sell drugs.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:18 AM
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There s/b an 's' after "guy" or "sell".


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:19 AM
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17: Branding!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:19 AM
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Cokestone?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:21 AM
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20: I like it but I don't love it. Think young, attractive, nodding off, super-skinny but without those gross under-eye circles, still together enough occasionally to use shampoo. Really brainstorm, though: run outside that box and go wilding in the park with it.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:26 AM
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That seems like a terribly insecure drug-dealing strategy.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:28 AM
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Mister Brownstone.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:30 AM
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22 to 16. 21 seems like a pretty good business plan.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:32 AM
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23: That's already a stool softener.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:42 AM
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Columbus day contribution.

I heard Georgie Fame telling a story where he was trying to produce a session for Van Morrison which was supposed to include one of the songs - forget which - that reference Columbus. And Morrison, who's like that, turned up and announced that Columbus was rubbish, and he was going to sing about that Norwegian guy who got there 400 years earlier. But he couldn't remember his name. So all this expensive studio time was ticking away while Van Morrison sat on his arse and Georgie Fame had to ring everybody he could think of who might know the name of Leif Ericsson. Eventually he had to place a call to a musician in Oslo in the middle of the night, their time, so that he could record the song the guy in the studio was being paid to sing.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 11:43 AM
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Among my facebook friends, these statements are almost all coming from self-proclaimed straight allies, the exceptions being two people who are making political points about their own outness for reasons of their own and one who didn't specify zir own fit in the whole system but is maybe inching toward coming out at last. Those of us who are out on a normal basis, though, don't seem to be playing along and I don't know if it's because of discomfort with the HRC or what.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:21 PM
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Years and years ago, I was walking down South Street in Philadelphia, about a dozen blocks away from the shopping district, when a guy yelled at me from across the street "HEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY SOME CRACK!" It was very disconcerting.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:34 PM
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It was very disconcerting.

It was like he could see into your mind! How much did you buy?


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:41 PM
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Excellent investigative technique, there, GSwift. You've almost got him.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:43 PM
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A guy who's yelling at passerby's almost certainly is a crackhead with no money who's jonesing like crazy. He'll offer to hook you up with his connect if you buy him a rock. Maybe you get some crack. Maybe you get fake crack. Maybe they rob you. The surprise is part of the fun.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:45 PM
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Wait, what if this blog was set up by GSwift as an elaborate sting operation, tricking folks into making confessions of crimes, and then arresting them? Is that what happened to the missing commenters? HOLY SHIT CALA IS IN A UTAH PRISON.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:46 PM
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So all this expensive studio time was ticking away while Van Morrison sat on his arse and Georgie Fame had to ring everybody he could think of who might know the name of Leif Ericsson.

Thanks to Wikipedia, ARM Holdings, and GPRS service, our long nightmare of wasted recording time is now at an end. "ah...*taps*...Van? It's Leif Ericsson you're thinking of. 1, 2, 3, 4..."


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:49 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's not right Halford. It's probably just some combination of virus and fungus.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:49 PM
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Do they let you have coffee in Utah prisons? A change might not be bad.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:49 PM
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Maybe he was so worried about being taken for a drug dealer that he was trying a double bluff?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:50 PM
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"HEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY SOME CRACK!"

No?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:53 PM
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The surprise is part of the fun.

I remember a hobo trying to sell us an open bottle of 'wine.' We were underaged, but not anywhere near that kind of desperation.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:53 PM
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tricking folks into making confessions of crimes

She just blurted it out!

People just say ridiculous stuff, sometimes when you'd rather they not. "It's the end of the shift and this is just a godamn traffic stop. I know your "boyfriend" there is paranoid and high as shit, but his sudden proclamation of "SHE'S GOT CRACK IN HER PUSSY!" is not helping us get out of here in a timely fashion."


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 12:59 PM
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"SHE'S GOT CRACK IN HER PUSSY!"

In retrospect, the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups audience wasn't ready for Charles Bukowski.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:04 PM
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There a joke you don't see a good set-up for often.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:07 PM
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In my misspent youth I was wandering into town to buy a little hash when I was stopped by a woman with a clipboard who asked me why I was coming into town. So I said, "If I said I was going to by cannabis, would it screw up your survey?", and she said, "No, it would be the most interesting answer I've had all day." So I said, "Well, then", and we parted the best of friends.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:08 PM
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I was stopped by a woman with a clipboard who asked me why I was coming into town

I wonder if your response changed the content of the Welcome Wagon Gift Basket?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:31 PM
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"If I said I was going to by cannabis, would it screw up your survey?"

If you were to write your own answer and you spelled "by" that way, it might have screwed up the survey.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:38 PM
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I remember a hobo trying to sell us an open bottle of 'wine.'

"Ever heard of 'steampunk'?" is what the hobo I encountered on Friday night asked me as I walked by. "Wow," I thought, "that steampunk thing really is passé."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 1:55 PM
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45: It may have a different meaning in certain social settings.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 2:02 PM
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You mean something particularly hobo-phonic? If it does, it hasn't reached Urban Dictionary yet.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 2:17 PM
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I thought it might have something to do with combining the notion of steam grates for warmth with the prison definition of punk.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 2:23 PM
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I figured Steampunk when way over when I saw the previews for this week's Castle


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 2:42 PM
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Steampunk is what washed-up hobo consultants bore strangers about in cocktail lounges.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 5:23 PM
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#49. Dude was standing outside an ABC studio, so that must be what he was talking about. Maybe he wasn't a hobo; maybe he was an advisor.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 5:56 PM
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I realized the other day that one of my clients who really does have schizophrenia also probably does crack. And I nearly got stumbled into by some druggie. Some white person in a car told me that the neighborhood wasn't safe. That corner wasn't so hot, and I'd never go there at night but still.

She's been amazingly lucid lately for her (still psychotic, but more aware that some of her delusions are not real--still believes that she has babies in the wall, but you know). Now, I'm sad that she's hanging around too much with the wrong crowd and that she's making her illness worse.

I also think she's playing me in a small way--though I do like her. This is about relatively minor stuff--like does she eat protein and vegetables and not just sugar products that she can bum off of other people.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-11-10 7:31 PM
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I realized the other day that one of my clients who really does have schizophrenia also probably does crack.

Peek at her finger pads for discoloration/callouses from burns. Standard crackpipe is a straight glass stem they sell those flowers in. Heats up pretty quick when you flame it. Strands of copper brillo/chore boy in weird places like her purse, in a car, etc. is another giveaway. They pull it apart and stuff it in the glass tube as a filter.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 1:18 AM
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Thanks for the information. I know that she burned the back of her neck, but I think that the site manager said that that was from doing a perm (straightening her hair).

She doesn't have a car, and she's supposed to keep her cigarettes in the office, because she was smoking (cigarettes) unsafely in her room. I don't think she has a driver's license, and there's no way that she could have a car (goes above the SSI threshold of $2K in assets, guardian wouldn't sign off on it, etc.)


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 4:54 AM
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Standard crackpipe is a straight glass stem they sell those flowers in.

For that reason, many stores stopped selling those flowers and it is harder to find a way to say, "I love you more than this Dr Pepper and nearly as much as this giant bag of Doritos."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 5:05 AM
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HOLY SHIT CALA IS IN A UTAH PRISON.

Most boring straight-to-DVD movie release ever.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 5:16 AM
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HOLY SHIT CALA IS IN A UTAH PRISON.
Most boring straight-to-DVD movie release ever.

Shower scene deleted?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 6:03 PM
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I LOVE GAY INDIANS
HEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY SOME CRACK!
HOLY SHIT CALA IS IN A UTAH PRISON
SHE'S GOT CRACK IN HER PUSSY!


Posted by: OPINIONATED GUY WHO SCROLLED THROUGH THE THREAD READING ONLY THE ALLCAPS | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 6:11 PM
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I was offered hashish in Lisbon. A dude precipitated out of the crowd and said to me, "Hashish?" I turned him down, since I already had plenty socked away in my pussy.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 10-12-10 10:37 PM
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You have , Standpipe? Awesome.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 10-13-10 1:03 AM
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59: More clues to Standpipe's big day?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-13-10 2:04 AM
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59: it's legal in Portugal. Pretty much any drug is legal for personal use in Portugal.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 10-13-10 3:03 AM
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