Re: Gauntlet: thrown!

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Oh no he di'n't!


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:38 AM
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Oh, come on. LGF commenters are Atrios commenters who aspire to one day become Kevin Drum commenters. I am offended at the implication that we would even have to respond.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:42 AM
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Which blog has actual knife fight experience? OH YEAH THIS ONE.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:43 AM
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SCMT, I believe it's "di'in't"


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:50 AM
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Who's been in knife fights?*

LGF people, my 7 year old niece could probably beat them up, on her own.

* [I've been threatened with one -- a couple of times -- but no actual stabbing took place]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:52 AM
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If you can't wait for the guy in the alley behind his house, taunting usually works:

Down by the bank of the hanky panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
going eeps ieps ops oop
Listen to the rhythm
I pledge allegience to the flag
Michael Jackson stinks so bad
Coca Cola burns his butt
now he's drinking 7 up
7 up has no caffeine
now he's drinking gasoline

In the land of mars where the babies smoke cigars
and the men wear bikinis and the laydeez drink martinis
and every step you take is enough to kill a snake
when the snake is dead you put ashes on his head
when the ashes fall you put diamonds in his eyes
when the diamonds break you decide to bake a cake

I'm not sure that I understand why it's a taunt, but that's how the kids use it. There's more but that's all I have now.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:55 AM
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4: That seems right. I couldn't figure out the appropriate spelling. I figured w-lfs-n would swoop in; gawd willing, I've been spared that indignity at least.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:56 AM
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Blogga please. I would bet on these guys over LGM's crowd any day of the week.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:57 AM
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"Should the law prohibit spanking? A Fighting Knife thought"

I'm going to guess that the answer is that children should be given better access to knives to defend themselves against spanking, but once they achieve maturity their parents are free to fight them with knives as well.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:59 AM
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Though, to be fair, they only seem to have 1 or 2 commenters so this may be one of those "how many five-year-olds would it take to bring you down" situations.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:00 AM
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LGF != LGM. The LGF people are much smarter.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:03 AM
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Stop with the "LGF"-ing, y'all!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:04 AM
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Pwned by Emerson.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:04 AM
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"how many five-year-olds would it take to bring you down"

I'm actually running a similar experiment at my house. I'm investigating how many times I can get into a fight with a five year old before I slip up and she brings me down.

I'm pretty sure she's going to succeed before she turns six. She's a scrappy little monster.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:05 AM
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i don't read the other blog
just think it's like slightly
on topic :)


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:10 AM
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Thanks read, that was funny.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:13 AM
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At no point did one of those frogs knife the other.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:15 AM
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This knife fight thing is too hypothetical for most of us. Let's challenge them to a poetry slam.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:15 AM
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My meth habit has nothing to do with this!


Posted by: Rob | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:16 AM
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18: Sounds like the sort of thing Making Light would front on. It's Unfogged. Let's just whip 'em out and measure 'em.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:17 AM
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You and me, Rob. Just like that Michael Jackson video, only with simpler choreography and no descent into plastic surgery madness afterwards.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:17 AM
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20: Again?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:19 AM
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glad you enjoyed it, RHC


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:20 AM
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Forget cutting. I'm bringing a gun.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:24 AM
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They do have Weiner over there now, but I think we could take them on. Get the traitor!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:29 AM
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Poor deluded man. (Farley, not Delightful.)


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:29 AM
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My knife is for sale to the highest bidder.


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:32 AM
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For the right offer it doesn't have to be metaphorical, either.


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:32 AM
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While the general idea of an actual knife fight (complete with actual fatalities) arising from a blog comments section is hilarious, the idea of these blogs giving rise to such a fight is even funnier. "You're a crap-ass litigator!" "Oh yeah? Your dissertation licks my ballz, fuckface!" And then the bloodshed.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:35 AM
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They do have Weiner over there now

You never want your Weiner out in a knife fight.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:36 AM
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When I read that this morning I wondered if any other blogs would be pathetic enough to respond.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:41 AM
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for what (little) it's worth, 3 is correct.

but 29 is still funny.


Posted by: Abraham Lincoln | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:42 AM
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People who deserve to be cut include people who don't read their plans to see that they are NOT COVERED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE on their policy once they become permanent residents and since this occurred two weeks after signing up for the policy means the person who might be cutting you might well be your wife who had plans for the day but is now trying to sort out your health insurance since you are too stupid to read.
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I could take on a whole fleet of knives.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:44 AM
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I confess to threatening someone with a knife once. In my defense I was in elementary school.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:47 AM
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33: the cross border Health care stuff really sucks, we were recently dealing with that. If he didn't specifically have gap coverage, he was only sort of covered anyway. I assume you know this, but it is really annoying.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:47 AM
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Cala, doesn't your husband bring explosives to a fight? A diplomatic solution, including sanctions, might be preferable.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:47 AM
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So far, since living alone, the list of things that I have gone an entire year without noticing their existence, and therefore forgot they had to be renewed annually, and therefore went almost another entire year without (again, without noticing their non-existence), include:

- health insurance (on the plus side, not noticing when the deadline was for renewing this meant that I earned an extra $500 or so that year, in exchange for a risk of total destruction of my life and ultimate exposure as a fathead if something had gone wrong)
- non-expired car registration (seriously, I'm supposed to renew this every year without them even sending me a notice in the mail about it? I guess I should be thinking of it as a tax instead of as anything else)


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:50 AM
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LGM Commenters: Raymond counting matches in Rain Man.

Unfogged Commenters: Kitten reacting to laser pointer on a wall.

I give it to the kitten, given Raymond's typical reaction to being touched.


Posted by: norbizness | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:52 AM
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Yeah, my anger is mostly from "yes baby, we're fine till April with crappy coverage" turning out to be "no, he's not covered at all WHICH IS IN PRINT ON THE FORM RIGHT HERE." I can get him coverage through school, but that's $2000 up front for eight months of coverage. And oh, I have to decide that today or I can't enroll him at all. WHICH IS HOW I FOUND OUT WE'VE BEEN PAYING $130 a MONTH FOR NO COVERAGE.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:53 AM
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They send the registration notice/bill in the mail here. Which is fortunate since otherwise I would never in a million years remember to renew it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:53 AM
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Cala, you know whose fault this is? Rob Farley's. Just saying.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:54 AM
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38 is funny because it's true.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:54 AM
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Hence why I said I could take on a fleet of knives. Bring it, LGM.

Seriously, is there some kind of re-education camp I can send my husband to? He's obviously defective since he shipped without basic financial competence.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:55 AM
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Ouch. Looks like the honeymoon is over.

Obviously he should have dealt with this, and it doesn't really excuse anything but perhaps modulates a little: Canadians, particularly in some provinces, really don't have to think about coverage much, so you never get in the habit of thinking this is one of those bureaucratic things you have to remember.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:57 AM
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The conflation of sentient-being- and consumer-product-related metaphors in 43 lead me to imagine Cala's husband as some sort of Furby.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:58 AM
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40 is exactly correct. We have an inspection thing too, which isn't consistent across the state, so doesn't get a reminder. If mine weren't for the same date, I'd never remember.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 9:59 AM
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apo has inspections too. I know because my car was registered and inspected there for about four years while my cousin owned it and lived in Baltimore, because of NC's lenient standards for these things.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:00 AM
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My GF recently noticed that I was throwing out my policy booklet from my previous employer's previous health insurance carrier. She insisted that I keep it, because it contained the certificate of coverage, and without that I wouldn't be able to prove 18 (or was it 12?) consecutive months of coverage, which would be important if I suddenly lost my job, didn't take COBRA, but wanted to buy private insurance without coverage limitations. No, the current and prior certificate of coverage wouldn't be enough, because they only cover five months. ARGH. This is a level of paperwork beyond what anyone should have to deal with for just being insured, not even doing anything with the insurance.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:02 AM
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I was thinking more a Tickle-Me-Elmo.

44: He didn't forget a coverage period. He forgot to read the bit that says O HAI YU IZ REZIDENT? NO MORE SHORT TERM COVERAGE.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:03 AM
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I should just add him to my own policy. WOULD BE GOOD IF SOMEONE WOULD CALL HIS WIFE BACK.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:04 AM
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45: which in turn leads me to imagine the Furby hospital he might have to go to.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:04 AM
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If you're thinking along the lines of Robot Chicken, you're thinking correctly.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:06 AM
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At the very least, Cala, I'd think you'd be able to get the premium refunded for coverage that didn't exist.

But don't knife him until you get everything sorted out -- dear god, woman, do you have any idea what emergency room charges are?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:08 AM
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49: Yeah, I understand that. It's just that under normal circumstances as a Canadian you can't not be covered, so you don't get used to thinking about what happens when you move, etc. I agree he should have sorted it out.

IIRC the short term coverage thing is meant for such overlaps, but only covers you for what they would have billed up there, which means in many states you are still completely screwed.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:09 AM
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The inspection sticker is in the bottom left corner of the windshield, with the date punched out, so it's easy enough to remember. Also, they won't inspect your car if the registration is expired.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:09 AM
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55: Both my stickers have the date in large font. But I'd never look at them.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:10 AM
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Apparently at the Furby Hospital he'd be covered.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:11 AM
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George Bush warned us about those cut-rate Canadian products.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:14 AM
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I resemble that remark.

We've got aimai, and zuzu, and DocAmazing (ok, he's a Naderite, but a Naderite is what you wnat in a kinfe fight. um, isn't it?), and DivGuy (oh right, a divinity student, *that's* what you want in a knife fight), and a bunch of military-hardware trainspotters, including an M-to-F transsexual veteran. Do you guys have one of those?

So we're not as witty as y'all, well, who is?


Posted by: lemuel pitkin | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:42 AM
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oh right, a divinity student, *that's* what you want in a knife fight

He'll square off against Kotsko.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:45 AM
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including an M-to-F transsexual veteran. Do you guys have one of those?

You guys have only one? Pikers.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:46 AM
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If it's any consolation Cala, your bottle of flavored rum has cleared customs, and will be on the North American mainland in a few hours.

It's probably better to drink the stuff first, before knocking anyone over the head. In the interest of safety.


Posted by: Napi | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:55 AM
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Lying around somewhere, Labs has the parts for a few F-to-M transsexual veterans, too.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 10:58 AM
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"You're a crap-ass litigator!" "Oh yeah? Your dissertation licks my ballz, fuckface!" And then the bloodshed.

"I drink your soy milkshake!"


Posted by: mds | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:17 AM
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For a nominal fee, I can be contracted to temporarily shift my trollish wet-work to LGM. I have seen their trolls, filkers & charlatans.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:24 AM
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Isn't marriage fun? Suddenly you have to fix other people's stupid problems. Bleah.

Re. superior commenters, LGM isn't the threat; EotAW is.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:34 AM
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57:

My name is Dr Rob and I am the Furby medical consultant. I also deal with a number of Furby operations in both our public and private hospital.

Looks like Farley's building an army of knife-fighting Furbys to take us on.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:44 AM
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not knife fights
once i was threatened with a knife on the bridge around 10 pm, someone wanted to rob me i guess
i couldn not shout for help out loud, just had no voice at all, was so stunned like
could have died without any sound :(
i was really angry at myself for being that helpless
my friend with whom we walked together on that bridge cried for help, i thought at that time her voice sounds like the siren and the man with a knife run away


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:54 AM
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It's probably better to drink the stuff first, before knocking anyone over the head. In the interest of safety.

Plus then you have the empty bottle to hit him with. Wouldn't want to risk a full one on that.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:55 AM
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66. AFAICS, EotAW commenters are mainly Unfoggedarians on vacation. Not that it isn't a fine blog.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 12:04 PM
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I thought we poured glue on our opponents.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 12:54 PM
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Naw, that glue ain't goin nowhere.


Posted by: Widely Sniplash | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 12:56 PM
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71: We're lovers, not fighters.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 12:57 PM
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55: An early self-guided effort to learn Photoshop included crafting extremely convincing inspection stickers (in the old yellow or blue-and-red MM/YY styles). I never tried to selluse them despite having a car that hadn't been inspected in three years; I could produce the paper but I didn't have the industrial design chops for an adhesive.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 1:28 PM
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Lemieux's got a classic Nader post up. We're training.


Posted by: djw | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 2:09 PM
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All you need do now is embed a good sports-montage melody into your blog.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 2:10 PM
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I can have a knife.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:05 PM
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75: that is good stuff.

I wish The Poor Man had commenters.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:11 PM
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Are we allowed to use chainsaws?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 8:20 PM
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once i was threatened with a knife on the bridge around 10 pm, someone wanted to rob me i guess

An acquaintance of mine in high school, who like me was from darkest, most sheltered suburbia, was around 17 and probably didn't clear 5'4", had some guy on the street pull a gun on her after a show in Oakland. Apparently she busted out her best future-schoolteacher voice and asked the guy what he thought he was doing, at which point he promptly turned tail and ran.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 01-31-08 11:32 PM
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and i had roughly 10 dollars at the time
the next two times i was assaulted i did better,
but those two were like pretty harmless, just were following me creepily, medical students i guess, i wonder what doctors will become out of them, i did not know that the first one was following me, he grabbed my shoulder then i knew that there is someone, i shouted in my language, he was startled and run off
i was able even to talk to one of them
the next morning i went to koban, they asked questions about me primarily, not about the stalker and his looks, i remember i was surprised and angry
and then thought, well, nothing serious happened and may be it's like natural official response and may be everywhere


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 02- 1-08 6:59 AM
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