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Postby bumble on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:42 pm

A drag queen with a completely rad voice is leading a sing-along at a bar near my house; currently, there is a medley of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "867-5309".

This medley is, somehow, working.

OOO! OOO! Update! "Amadeus" with "Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto"! Wtf?

It is almost midnight and they will be ending soon. I am sad. wtf?!
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Postby kerble on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:45 pm

Last week, while stuck in traffic, I had a man in a pick up truck roll down his window and offer me some pornographic magazines.


I told him I was full, but thanks.
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Postby wiggins on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:56 pm

The other day I got a text message from a hooker named "Amyo" who thought my name was "Tex." She said she got my number from one of her "clients".

These "Tex", she is smart man, no? To give the hoorkers the numbers of others! So clever!

Salut, the "Tex!"
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Postby glynnisjohns on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:02 am

a customer asked me a question in the store today that confused me.....


"What was that Police Album that Sting sings on?"


I actually had to think about this i was so caught off guard.


"All of them" i replied. Good one glynnis, good one. Thats why i get payed the big bucks.
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Postby a. james on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:05 am

um...not today, nothing of note happened today.

but the other day, there is this japanese girl named keiko who i would see around where i work. i would see her every so often on the weekends (when i was working weekends there.) her english was not the best then but since i have been working there i noticed it has gotten much better, her being less shy and dressing better. the other day she gave me her number and invited me out for a drink. i may take her up on it. the issue is i have a girlfriend now.

does such a thought make me the devil?

p.s.-she also gave me a coffee cup that she brought in for the yard sale.

p.p.s.-i work at a church. i'm the sexton.
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Postby Superking on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:29 am

I got home about midnight and parked my car down the block. Just in front of where I parked is a distinctive two-story apartment building which I have often admired for its fine late-60s sensibilities.

Tonight, in the big living room windows on each floor, behind nearly identical curtains, a deep red light was flickering, in time, each window synchronized. It took me a moment to realize that both apartments were watching the same channel on tv.

I sat in my car for a minute watching the pleasing, pulsing glow. Then a wave of incredible sadness washed over me.
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Postby Jeremy B on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:46 am

I sat at my desk and looked completely dumbfounded as everybody from work sent me cheesy birthday greetings/cards, etc etc etc. Then they all sent me another email to see if I had recieved their greetings/cards. I, for the first time, pined for the old record store lifestyle.

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Postby ChristopherM on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:57 am

Superking wrote:I got home about midnight and parked my car down the block. Just in front of where I parked is a distinctive two-story apartment building which I have often admired for its fine late-60s sensibilities.

Tonight, in the big living room windows on each floor, behind nearly identical curtains, a deep red light was flickering, in time, each window synchronized. It took me a moment to realize that both apartments were watching the same channel on tv.

I sat in my car for a minute watching the pleasing, pulsing glow. Then a wave of incredible sadness washed over me.


I don't know why...maybe because I've drank two bottles of gin tonight...but I think this may possibly the most beautiful thing I've ever read.

Thank you.
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:57 am

I learned that the two great tastes of orange juice and buffalo wings do not go great together.
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Postby Champion Rabbit on Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:54 am

Two things.

The First.

On the walk to work this morning (I have a long walk at both ends of the train journey) a beautiful young lady stopped me and asked if I could direct her to a certain square not far from where we stood. I didn't know where the square was, but noticed that she held a map in her hand.

"Do you have a map?" I asked.

"Yes, but I'm not very good at maps." she replied.

I was silent for a moment and considered how best to give directions to somebody who clearly traveled through space in a constant state of confusion; perhaps ricocheting between the concrete or more likely falling into the gravity of those who were aware of their position.

"I think it's probably behind Waterstones, just along and to the left." I advised, trying my best to look unimpressed by her adriftness.

The woman thanked me and proceeded to walk straight ahead for several hundred yards, leaving me the quandary of whether or not I should remind her of my instructions. I opted instead to stop for a coffee and thus was late arriving for work.

The Second.

I already mentioned elsewhere that there is a busker who I often encounter on my journey to work who's version of 'Stairway to Heaven' is genuinely the worst music that I have ever heard. Last night I encountered him for perhaps the 50th time (he was playing 'Stairway to Heaven', naturally) and for the first time I noticed that he was not only playing what is already a dreadful piece of music with a total lack of musical flare, but that he must be the only person in the entire world who plays 'Stairway to Heaven' wrong!.
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Postby Gramsci on Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:59 am

Champion Rabbit wrote:...

a busker who I often encounter on my journey to work who's version of 'Stairway to Heaven' is genuinely the worst music that I have ever heard..


In my world there would be re-education camps for people like that!
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Postby Devin D. Dixon on Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:02 am

Coolest fucking thing: saw some bats flit in and out of the orange glow of a streetlamp. They were pulling moths out of the air.
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Postby Cranius on Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:18 am

Yesterday, the temperature was about 32ºC, so my wife and I decided to go for a trip to the beach at Southend-on-Sea.

As we approached Southend the traffic got heavier and for the last 5 miles we were crawling behind a filthy truck that had no brakelights. In the dirt, on the back of the lorry, some wit had written: "BOMB A MOSQE[sic]"

When we got to the beach, there was a muslim family that was having a picnic next to us. The women were wearing hijabs and family all took turns in praying. We were imagining how they might have felt if they'd been stuck in the traffic jam behind the truck.
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Postby cjh on Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:49 am

Yesterday evening was oppressively hot and sticky. During my cycle ride home from work the whole city was bathed in a weird, sickly yellow light which threw everything into highly contrasted and sinister relief. When the rain started shortly into my journey I realised it was pointless trying to stay dry. I rode home slowly and allowed myself to get wet. The flinty air as rain struck hot concrete smelled fantastic.
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Postby sparky on Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:45 am

I think the ex-East End gangster Mad Frankie Fraser lives either on or very close to my street off Walworth Road, as I saw him there for the second time last week.

He was walking a tiny dog and had an expression that I am still wondering about. There seemed to be fear and anger in it, perhaps caused by his world changing forever, the approach of death, the diminishing of his body, how he used to be a feared, perhaps even respected man, and now how he's old, tiny and walking his dog along an ugly, rainy street in Camberwell, the other side of Central London from his manor, Bethnal Green in the East End. He was, and probably still is a shit in my books, but I felt sorry for him.
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Postby djimbe on Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:32 am

I did a lot of walking yesterday in the course of doing my job in a steel mill. About half way through the day, I started to notice a slight pain coming from one of the toes on my left foot. "Hmm...feels I have a bit of a hangnail or something...oh well..." Figured what little pain there was would subside and I'd see what was up when I retired for bed. Didn't feel so bad when I took my work boots off at the end of my shift, so I thought less of it. When I took my socks off prior to going to bed, the toe next to the "pinky" was completely swollen and black and blue. Only that toe. Wasn't like that in the morning. Didn't drop anything on my foot during the day, and I wear steel toed shoes when working. I've been wearing those boots for several years now without this ever happening. Mystery...
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:22 am

Barking dogs of all shapes and sizes.
I tell them to shut up and they keep barking.
I heard five different barks from five different barking dogs.

BARK
BARK
BARK
BARK
BARK

Stupid dogs...
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Postby Peripatetic on Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:50 am

One day last week while driving to work, I was on a ramp between two freeways probably going about 50mph. There was a car in front of me and a taxi in front of them. All of a sudden the cab slams on his breaks forcing the cars behind him to stop, leans out his door, and pukes all over the road. We sat there for about 3 minutes watching this dude puke as he had stopped at an angle so there was no getting around him.
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Postby full point on Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:24 pm

thread hijack (my apologies)

Djembe, get your toe looked at. That sounds like an infection that could lead to blood poisoning. I have a friend who had the exact same symptoms (or lack thereof). I'm willing to be that you balance something on that toe (wood, drywall?) and use it for a lever. Keep aware of how you use it during your day today. Then get it looked at.

This is one of the best threads in a long time. Onward.....
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Postby choppy on Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:25 pm

I haven't done much today.

Yesterday, though, when I was getting home from work and was at the stoplight on Farwell and Brady, someone was doing bird calls. Really loudly. As in, I could hear them loud and clear over my loud car radio. I couldn't see who was doing it, but it was clearly a person and not a bird. They must have had an amplifier.
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