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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 04:20 PM
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Poll question: I have to go to Clarksville. What train should I take?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 04:36 PM
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1. Is this some cheap ploy for coffee flavored kisses?
Fat chance, bub.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 04:38 PM
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2. I even made your reservation,
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 04:38 PM
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3. Take the train out of the station in the basement of the Alamo.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 05:37 PM
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4. Why would I do that if I'm going to Clarksville from North Carolina?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 06:27 PM
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7. Take the train from NC to the Alamo, change stations to the train to Clarksville.
Duh.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:06 PM
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8. I asked why not how
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 03:43 AM
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26. Why is how. Plus, Clarksville is just an hour north of the Alamo, and a long way from NC.
So why wouldn't you?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 06:11 AM
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28. Clarksville is on the border of Indiana and Kentucky
It's only an hour north of the Alamo if you take a fucking plane
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 08:30 AM
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31. Our Clarksville is way cooler than that Clarksville. Who'd want to go there? nt
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 05:38 PM
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5. x
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 05:50 PM
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6. THIS one!
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:18 PM
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9. Any train to Clarksville...but, don't go back to Rockville...
and waste another year...Ya hear?

OK
Tikki
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:35 PM
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10. You're not the boss of me. I'll go to Rockville whenever I damn well please
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 08:27 PM
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14. Hahahaha!
'You're not the boss of me' from my daughter, at age 5??? Not in Rockville, either!

:rofl:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 08:28 AM
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49. Should be going back to Cali, Cali, Cali, I'm going back to Cali, I don't think so
:rofl:
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IcyPeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:51 PM
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11. they discontinued that service due to budget cuts..
in mass transportation. you'll have to drive.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 07:56 PM
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12. And that was back in August 16, 1966
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 08:23 PM
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13. Anything is within walking distance
If you have enough time
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:12 PM
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15. So what's in Clarksville?
:shrug:
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:31 PM
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20. The last train.
Edited on Mon Jan-31-11 09:32 PM by Kaleva
It went to Clarksville back in 1966 and there it remains.
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:47 PM
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21. Are you going with taterguy?
Is this a buddy kinda thing?
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 10:07 PM
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22. If he's a Lions fan, he'd be cool! If he only wants to discuss potatoes, then maybe not.
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 10:12 PM
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23. I am fairly sure the moniker taterguy comes from a very stupid 8 minute video
The video doesn't make any sense and IIRC, it doesn't mention anything about the Lions, so I am of no help.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:20 PM
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16. Do you know if you are ever coming home?
du du du du du du du du dudu dudu dudu dudu dooooooo

Great tune by Boyce & Hart

Mickey was the mayor of my little So Cal town one year....
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:23 PM
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17. Get water at the Petticoat Junction {if you know what I mean}
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:29 PM
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18. WTF, Francis. There are no trains that go to Clarksville. I do know a good
podiatrist there.

:shrug:

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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 09:31 PM
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19. A football coach lives in Clarksville?
:shrug:

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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 10:14 PM
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24. And don't be slow.......
Oh,no no no!
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 11:01 PM
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25. The Clarksville line is closed because of snow
Probably be a week before they break through.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 06:22 AM
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29. If I was in a hurry would I be taking a train?
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 04:05 AM
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27. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe n/t
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 08:16 AM
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30. I love the Monkees! nt
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 08:37 AM
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32. I'm pretty sure it should be, "Which train should I take?"
Maybe if you asked correctly, someone could answer correctly.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 08:42 AM
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33. Take Rt. 108 from Olney
and keep heading east.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:00 AM
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35. That's where our podiatrist is. If you go about a half mile north
of rt 32 on 108, there is a really cheap gas station. State Line or something like that. As you go north, it is on the left!

:hi:
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:23 AM
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37. Free State?
They have fairly cheap gas.

We go to the W Express in Gaithersburg. 6 cents cheaper if you pay cash.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:27 AM
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38. That's it.
Unless we are out in Clarksville, we normally just go the Liberty here in Columbia. There are some stations in Laurel on Rt. 1 that are also a lot cheaper than here.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:39 AM
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39. We take 108 to Rt. 32 to get to 95 north
when we visit NJ.

We also take the toll-avoiding detour past the U. of Delaware because of the horrendous traffic backups at the Toll Plaza from Hell.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 06:43 AM
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48. Why the fuck would I care about cheap gas if I'm taking a train?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 08:44 AM
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34. Amtrak in Linthicum Heights would be the closest station
;-)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 09:02 AM
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36. Doesn't Amtrak only stop at BWI??
Or is that the same as Linthicum Hghts?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 06:00 PM
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46. Commuter rail must stop there...
They have to get people to Camden Yards somehow. :-)
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 04:20 PM
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43. Did you read the fucking thread?
Why would Linthicum Heights, Maryland be the closest station if I'm going from NC to Indiana?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 05:58 PM
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45. Because...
Trains don't go to Clarksville anymore, dumbass. ;-)
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 10:04 AM
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40. Pretty good song about getting drafted and etc.
Clarksville TN serves Ft. Campbell Kentucky. Remember the Viet Nam?
Spud, I knew an inquiring mind like yours would be interested.



Take the last train to Clarksville,
And I'll meet you at the station.
You can be be there by four thirty,
'Cause I made your reservation.
Don't be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

'Cause I'm leavin' in the morning
And I must see you again
We'll have one more night together
'Til the morning brings my train.
And I must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville.
I'll be waiting at the station.
We'll have time for coffee flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation.
Oh... Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

Take the last train to Clarksville,
Now I must hang up the phone.
I can't hear you in this noisy
Railroad station all alone.
I'm feelin' low. Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville,
Take the last train to Clarksville,

This was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, a songwriting team who came up with many songs for the Monkees. They also wrote songs for Chubby Checker and Jay And The Americans.
Boyce and Hart wrote this as a protest to the Vietnam War. They had to keep this quiet in order to get it recorded, but it is about a guy who gets drafted and goes to fight in the war. The train is taking him to an army base, and he knows he may die in Vietnam. At the end of the song he states, "I don't know if I'm ever coming home."
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 05:10 PM
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44. I just asked how to get to Clarksville, not for a fucking history lesson
Seriously, I did not know the rather interesting background of what I thought was just a shiny happy pop song.
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 11:16 PM
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47. Monkee protest song on the q/t
Somebody, the Smiths?, sings it slower and the lyrics come out better.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 04:21 PM
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50. Maybe you're thinking of Taj Mahal's cover of Take A Giant Step Outside Your Mind
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 01:33 PM
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41. Just watch out for this last train I once took!
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 01:58 PM
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42. You can't get there from here.
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