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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:31 PM
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I Won The Lottery
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:07 PM
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1. No responses?
:shrug:
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:09 PM
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2. Congratulations!
:toast:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:10 PM
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3. ...
:wtf: you talkin' bout?
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:10 PM
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4. how much did you get?
or was it the rocks?
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 12:50 AM
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7. Snort...
Squirrels.. nature's photo bombers..
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:13 PM
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5. And then you hid your winnings under a pile of rocks?
Probably a wise move, in this economy...
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:23 PM
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6. Well as Bob Dylan once remarked...
"...everybody must get stoned..."

Of course, that was a rock song.

What kind of lottery? Genetic, immigration, admission, or just money?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:12 AM
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8. Here's two hints:
This is a copycat thread, and the pile of rocks represents what I win.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:40 AM
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14. Shit!
Shirley Jackson ! :banghead:
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:54 AM
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15. Stoning festival banned ?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It's over 3 days old ! Gee,even if it's not the good answer I deserve a reward !



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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:29 AM
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16. You won a Cairn?
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:35 PM
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24. Boy that went over my head, but it was educational. In my defense, I don't read fiction except of
course over in the E&E forum, when, um, certain people, like the guy who named himself after a piece of fruit, write stuff.

There's a great science fiction story told and retold over there, where, for instance, the capital of Pennsylvania is wiped out by a huge invisible monster who also eats Kiev.

Of course, every time I read that particular fiction, I tell myself I should just give up fiction.
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fNord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:16 AM
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9. That is both sick and haliarious.........
this is a classic litterateur reference, right?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:17 AM
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10. I can't believe
it took this long for someone to get it. :D
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fNord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:32 AM
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13. glad I could help......
and sorry about your luck
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:32 AM
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21. Is "The Lottery" still required reading in California schools?
I know my kids had to read it, but they've always taken Honors English and Literature. I remember when I had to read The Lottery back in the days when we all expected to be incinerated by nuclear bombs while cowering under our desks with our butts facing the windows.

I was not happy, not at all.

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fNord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:46 PM
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22. I'm not sure.....
My mother had me read it during summer vacation between 4th and 5th grade, as part of my "summer fun literature."
looking back, that may explain alot
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:18 AM
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11. I just won 470,000 Euros myself.
All I have to do is cough up my bank account number to some guy in Nigeria and the cash will be mine in a matter of hours. After that, the beers are on me. :)
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:31 AM
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12. Xema,you are too cryptic.
I would love to be a telepath but it's not the case.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:45 AM
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17. Definitely one of the weirdest short stories ever nt
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 08:53 AM
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18. It's not fair! It's not fair! nt
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:16 AM
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19. I JUST got it!
I had to go away and come back again.
And to think I used to refer to this story all the time!
I used to be very active in a local community association that had some pretty grand pretentions about itself and unfortunately couldn't ever really live up to its ideals. (Lots of nasty backbiting, personal attacks, ego trips and pure unadulterated self righteous stupidity would often get in the way of good work. ) Whenever anybody asked me "What's it like, being involved in the Community Association?" I would respond by telling them to read Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery, it would tell them all they needed to know.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:28 AM
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20. I am so sorry.
I just reread this again and after my 2nd cup of coffee for the day the reference kicked in. Hope things are ok now.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:11 PM
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23. Whoa, you sure did.
You can stone the whole town with that pile.
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