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biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Aug-23-2006 22:01

I have created a sleuth miracle!

IT IS THE UNHIJACKABLE THREAD!

Go ahead and try, but this thread is about anything and nothing, all at the the same time!

This is the place where Al can talk about world domination, Crunch can worship David Hasselhoff, SS can try and find even more complicated questions for his pub quizzes, Nikkie can advertise for Tim Tams, cfm can troll for more Sharpie victims, JR can beg for the chance to win Bobo back, and bedazzling can be a way of life!

So go off, rant and rave, talk about anything, i don't care, I just wanted to see my avatar on the page (when its actually me anyways)

So go ahead, I dare you all to try and hijack me :)

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Aug-26-2006 05:01

Wow, maybe we should make a thread just for jr :)
Biggie, you have unleashed a monster.

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Aug-26-2006 05:22

Justin can have this one thread, we'll take all the others. :)

Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Aug-26-2006 05:45

(continued) I had just walked past the entrance of the backpackers- as a hitchhiker you never want to put out your thumbe before an entrance, intersection or driveway, otherwise, when cars slow down to turn, you think they slowed down for you, aiming for a little patch of road where there was enough gravel for a car to stop on. Location may be everything in Real Estate but I know it's everything in Hitchhiking. You never want to hitch just after cars are allowed to hit 100km, they'll never stop after just getting started. Bottom of hills are also are bad place. And you'll want to pick a bit of road where cars can pull over and stop. Other hitchers create a problem too, as with everything there is a certain type of etiquette. You have to be careful not to move on there turf. Now, logic may say that being first is everything. However, let's look at what goes on in people's minds:

"blah meeting blah fight with spouse blah." -These are the worst drivers, they don't even SEE the hitchhiker.

"Oh, a hitchhiker, GET A JOB YOU LOSER." -These ones are fun and are always given the oligitary finger after they pass.

"Oh, a hitchhiker (this is a couple one), should we pick him up dear?"
-This one can be good. They're often the ones that turn back and say "We saw you standing there and decided to turn around and pick you up."
OR "Nice one Dear, let's just invite a homicidial maniac into our car shall we??" -This I never got. There are always news stories in NZ about hitchhikers going missing, later to be found dead... but never the other way around. DICKS. Still, it's on this last sentence that most people DO turn around for me. Especially being a girl. That helps.

This last sentence is also why being first in a hitching line isn't good.
"Oh, a hitchhiker, should we/I pick him up?"
(This is also why putting out a thumb in an area that just went 100km is a bad idea... by the time they think that thought, they are miles away.)
"Oh, looks there's another."


Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Aug-26-2006 05:53

And finally, "Ok, I'll pick one up."
And viola! Last in line gets a ride. Of course, this all falls down if you're a single girl hitching. You always get the rides.

So, I'm walking up the road, -although , in reality that didn't actually happen, I'd taken three steps past the backpackers; with my Sound of Music a.k.a Shower Curtain Skirt, my big, clumsy but ever so friendly backpack complete with very uncomfortable metal framing, when a silver car (Um, a Mitishbitsu? Toyota? I don't know, it was new and it was silver) pulled up. The door opens and there is a man leaning over the front seat moving maps with big, blue eyes.
After the ritual, "Where are you going?" , I hop in.
This is important. YOU ask, "Where are you going?" not THEM.
This is for two reasons, you're using the chance to size them up and give your instincts time to kick in and two, if you don't like them, get that creepy (librarian) feel about them, you can say, "Oh, doesn't suit me, I'll wait for the next one."
ALSO, finding out WHERE they are going is important. You really don't want to be dropped off in the middle of nowhere.
When hitching, it's usually a good idea to have some general idea mapped out in your head even though hitching is going with the flow.
Markus, yes his name was Markus, but with a "K" because he was German, the name thing I took as a sign, was going straight through the West Coast up to Greymouth.
BRILLANT, as a hitching this is the best news you can hear, they're going right on past the town you want to go to.

(to be continued)

Barry Grant
Barry Grant
Old Shoe

Aug-26-2006 06:39

JR,

You indulge me..

As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs--
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs--
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat--
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like
that--
And all third persons who on spoiling t�te-�-t�tes insist--
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!

CHORUS. He's got 'em on the list--he's got 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of
'em be missed.
There's the banjo serenader, and the others of his race,
And the piano-organist--I've got him on the list!
And the people who eat peppermint and puff it in your face,
They never would be missed--they never would be missed!
Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
And who "doesn't think she waltzes, but would rather like to
try";
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist--
I don't think she'd be missed--I'm sure she'd not he missed!

CHORUS. He's got her on the list--he's got her on the list;
And I don't think she'll be missed--I'm sure
she'll not be missed!

Barry Grant
Barry Grant
Old Shoe

Aug-26-2006 06:39

And that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
The Judicial humorist--I've got him on the list!
All funny fellows, comic men, and clowns of private life--
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed.
And apologetic statesmen of a compromising kind,
Such as--What d'ye call him--Thing'em-bob, and
likewise--Never-mind,
And 'St--'st--'st--and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who--
The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.
But it really doesn't matter whom you put upon the list,
For they'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be
missed!

CHORUS. You may put 'em on the list--you may put 'em on the
list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of
'em be missed!

Barry

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Aug-26-2006 07:27

I think a more appropriate title for this thread would be "Egos Gone Wild." Some people obviously can't see enough of themselves on the Message Board!!! ;)

Bad Ass - Great work!! Although as a Pisces I now feel as though perhaps I should have chosen the Grim Reaper as my new avatar - although the one that I did choose is close.

The amount of talent and wit in this community absolutely amazes me. Kee it up you guys!!

jroepel
jroepel
Con Artist

Aug-26-2006 13:35

LOL! Thank you. I think. lol. I'm just trying to keep myself busy until the expanson. (Yeah thats the excuse! LOL)

A rat in an rv went to see a lamb named pam in las vegas.
lets see:
Thats
Right Atritum, Tricuspid, Right Ventricle, Pulminary Artery, Left Atrium, Mitral Valve/Bicuspid, Left Ventricle.
I think that's right. Been a while since I needed to know that.
The cranial nerves in order, forget it! I always did better in physiology than anatomy! lol

And I'd post the resistor code, but it'd just get deleted so.... nah. lol

jroepel
jroepel
Con Artist

Aug-26-2006 13:37

Barry Grant! Thank you! I do love Gilbert and Sullivan! I hope I chose the right song. :0)


LED, I'm sitting on the edge of my seat for the next installment of your soap! :0)

Oh and Badass, I might as well play along, my birthday is August 1st so I guess that makes me what??? a Leo right? So what does my sleuth future hold for me?

T. R. Wexler
T. R. Wexler
Well-Connected

Aug-26-2006 15:52

Hey, I'm a Leo too! I want to know what my sleuth future holds for me.
*throws fit*

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