Re: Just like Columbine all over again.

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"African money"

Racist.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:07 PM
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You should teach him to appraise value better before he steals shit.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:07 PM
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That is insanely adorable. My kids were depressingly realistic from their first breath -- I never got any of the appealingly childlike confusion between fantasy and reality out of them.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:11 PM
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You say it like it's a joke now, but wait until your kid rules the Congo as his personal fiefdom/rubber plantation.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:11 PM
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When I was a kid I tried digging a tunnel to Africa. I was not successful.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:13 PM
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And the cat's in the cradle with a silver spoon...


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:13 PM
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confusion between fantasy and reality

What are you talking about?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:14 PM
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It was something one of your Amazon bodyguards mentioned. Probably not important.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:16 PM
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Speaking of C.H.U.D., I've never seen it. Is it worth watching (as a good bad movie)? Bear in mind I love bad movies, so long as they're not boring.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:32 PM
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Don't think of it as a bad movie. Think of it as a prescient warning.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:33 PM
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The kids were planning a jailbreak, got busted, and then concocted this ridiculous story thinking that total incoherence might let them pass as innocent confused children and potentially lessen any potential punishment. Sounds like they calculated correctly on that one. If the plans has been executed as they'd been drawn up, that corkscrew was going into someone's stomach.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:39 PM
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"C.H.U.D." is one of those bad movies that came out a little too early to be worth watching. Because of the difficulty and expense of coming up with good special effects, almost the whole movie is about some boring cops going around investigating stuff. "Q: The Winged Serpent" is kind of similar, but at least its ridiculous special effects involves a winged serpent instead of grimy underground shadow creatures.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:43 PM
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11 reminded me of this.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:43 PM
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12 Wolfen too. And I love them all.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:47 PM
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Great story btw, had me getting strange looks from guffawing in this restaurant.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:49 PM
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To quote Jack Aubrey in similar context, "Behold the righteous Sadducee."


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 1:50 PM
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God, I love this story.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 2:32 PM
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You are raising that boy right if even his fuck-ups are that awesome.


Posted by: Lord Castock | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 2:40 PM
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What 18 said.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 3:08 PM
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...and then you found five krugerrands?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 3:24 PM
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Fabulous story!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 3:28 PM
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So basically the escape attempt was successful, right? I mean, there was an awkward middle bit but then he got to leave school.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 3:50 PM
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That's awesome.


Posted by: widget | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 4:13 PM
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So great.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 8-14 4:24 PM
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5: Isn't it a universally accepted truth that if you did a deep enough hole in the U.S. you will wind up in China?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 6:12 AM
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5,25: I read 5 again I realized that was probably what you meant -- that you wound up in China instead of Africa.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 6:14 AM
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truth that if you did a deep enough hole in the U.S. you will wind up in China

That was pre-internet.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 6:15 AM
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South Africa is actually closer to the antipodes of most places in the US than China, so even that part of the fuckup is more accurate than common knowledge. Tell him to take scuba gear and a heavy jacket, as Kerguelen is colld.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 6:17 AM
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So awesome.

And huh, according to the link in 27, if you start digging in Hawaii, you end up reaaaaly close to South Africa (Northern Botswana).


Posted by: wink ;) | Link to this comment | 09- 9-14 9:50 PM
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What a cool kid.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-10-14 6:58 AM
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