Re: My Pool

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What do they call you at the pool?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:07 PM
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My mother's 94-year-old bungy-jumping ex-fiance lost his car at the mall and walked home the other day.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:10 PM
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OT: I might have mentioned that my friend's 10 yr old daughter challenged me to race her in a 100 back. No problem, I figured.

That little weasel dropped 5 seconds off her time and won age group in the state's by 2.5 seconds.

So, a 10 yr old is going to kick my butt now.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:10 PM
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Check out the Wikipedia page for "Foofaraw".

I have never seen such a thing. How long will it last?


Posted by: Auto-banned | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:11 PM
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That page needs editing badly.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:12 PM
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Those that receive my comments are privileged, and they are the chosen ones. That's a motto from now on.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:17 PM
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5: that's kinky, will.

I'm good at editing badly. I'll roll up my sleeves and get on it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:21 PM
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A while back Lizardbreath posted about the upcoming Winter Soldier event. It happened over the weekend. Here is the story at Democracy Now!. Here is the page directly from Iraq Veterans Against the War, which is often down because it is getting so much traffic.

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Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:30 PM
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Emerson's kids band gets mentioned by pitchfork:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/49316-decemberists-members-play-pogues-cover-show-tonight


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:34 PM
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Most fun he's ever had in music. He's sitting on the left. (Jenny Conlee is a total doll. She may be married by now, though, guys.)


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 2:39 PM
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This is the most anti-Semitic post ever. And that's saying something.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 3:12 PM
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9: I just found out about that show this morning, and I can't go because my wife has the flu and I have to be on daddy duty. Probably wouldn't have stopped me on the old sod, if Angela's Ashes is anything to go by. Feck. Now the only St. Pat's celebration I have left is drinking, and maybe punching someone if I'm lucky.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 3:17 PM
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12: You could always say a novena, JMcQ.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 3:34 PM
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Put the kids in their car seats, drive to a tavern, tell them that you'll back in a few minutes, and stay for three hours. Tell them that if they make any noise or tell anyone, the police will put them in jail and they'll only get their least favorite food to eat. Lima beans and oatmeal without sugar would be my guess.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 3:48 PM
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You could always say a novena, JMcQ.

How about we split the difference, and I just drink for nine days straight?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 4:00 PM
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Ave!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 4:02 PM
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Emerson, your kid is really cool.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 4:08 PM
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Peace, stras.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 4:11 PM
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12: and maybe punching someone if I'm lucky.

You just can't leave this sort of thing up to luck, Jesus.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 4:38 PM
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re: 2

Yeah, my grandfather is 94. He went out for a walk with us a couple of weekends ago. Out for a couple of hours and he doesn't use a stick. He does get tired and need a brief sit down after an hour or so of walking, though.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 5:25 PM
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My grandfather walked at 94 as well! Scared the crap out of everyone who lived near the cemetery.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 5:37 PM
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I keep thinking the title of this post is "My Poo!" which I don't really need to hear about.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 5:56 PM
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Everybody poops, mrh.

Even your wife.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 5:58 PM
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22: "My Poo!" which I don't really need to hear about.

Right. First wiretapping, then going through people's trash and now this. Where will it end?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 6:03 PM
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AGL has a point: "are you okay?" in that situation is rather a stupid question.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:14 PM
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Eh, not really. You need to ask some kind of question, and "Say something sufficient to make it clear to me that you are conscious and oriented" just confuses people. And then you mistake the blank stare they give you for being a weirdo for a symptom of a brain injury, and call 911, and the whole thing spirals out of control.

"Are you OK?" is about the best you can practically do.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:19 PM
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Female Turkish Ninja Swimmers (FTNS)


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:30 PM
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26: "Can I help you get up?" "Should I call a doctor?"


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:32 PM
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maybe she was praying, B. Have the charity to assume that Ogged knows which way Mecca is. Obviously AGL was facing in *that* direction. I'm sure Ogged would have made this explicit in the post if he thought it necessary, but he expected you to read between the lines.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:50 PM
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Uh huh.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:53 PM
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28: "Dammit, don't just flop down there, I might have tripped over you."


Posted by: oooh, you're gonna burn for that one | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 8:54 PM
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very cute story, i like it
seems Wingnut L is charming like Kramer from Seinfeld, always liked him better than others, he's so funny


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:13 PM
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a, ch.a


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:16 PM
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32: yeah, about that...


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:18 PM
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34
about what?


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:23 PM
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i mean, what about that?


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:26 PM
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Kramer and the Wingnut lifeguard are similar in other ways, in that they're both portrayed by racist asshole.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-17-08 10:33 PM
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27: I was clicking through those photos when I camp upon this interesting description of slide 30:
"The track is reflected in the helmet of Canadian skeleton athlete Amy Gough as she prepares to speed down the track at the Whistler Sliding Center in Whistler, B.C., Canada."

What?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:41 AM
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38: the skeleton is like the luge, but you point the other way, if I recall.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:45 AM
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anorexia is not an Olympic event?


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:47 AM
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Oh, ok. I thought it was a new category. Like wheelchair marathoners, only way more so.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:48 AM
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39 is correct. It's a little slower for that reason.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:49 AM
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Kramer and the Wingnut lifeguard are similar in other ways, in that they're both portrayed by racist asshole.

Hey, my very first comment was on the Michael Richards thread! As I recall, I started a bit of a fight, or at least exacerbated one.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:53 AM
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Sir Kraab was an early unfogged bloomer.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 8:54 AM
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I just wanted to be one of the gang.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 9:01 AM
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By arguing with ogged?

Good call.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-08 9:05 AM
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