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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:03 AM
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Singer Toby Keith takes security into own hands at Ky. concert

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Country music singer Toby Keith offered a fan more than hit performances at a recent eastern Kentucky concert.

The Appalachian News-Express reports that Keith went into the audience and offered to fight a man who threw a beer at the stage during a concert Saturday night.

Keith's publicist, Elaine Schock, says the incident began with the man being disruptive during the concert at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.

After the man threw a beer, Keith left the stage and chased him down. Schock says that when Keith caught up to the man, he told him words to the effect of, "If you want a piece of me, I'm right here."

Schock and Exposition Center manager Steve St. John say there was no fight, but the incident received national attention when a video of Keith's apology to the crowd was posted to TMZ.com.

http://www.kentucky.com/696/story/690286.html
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:05 AM
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1. People who throw bottles on stage are scumbags
Toby Keith is a pretty big dude also, probably not someone you want to fight.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:06 AM
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2. What?
No boot up the ass? :eyes:
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:09 AM
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3. that never happens at a reggae concert
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:19 AM
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8. Yes I know
My kid is a reggae musician :)
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:28 AM
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10. Really?
Reggae is filled with such folks as Buju Banton and his songs that encourage the killing and maiming of gay people. Lots of 'artists' like that, in a country that is dangeous for GLBT folks.
I love the music of Marely and Tosh, and many many others. But to pretend that One Love vibe is universal to the genre, or that the genre and its fans are automatically beter than others, is simply false.
Like other genres, Reggae is what the artist makes it. Last Reggae show I 'attended was a protest againt the hate filled lyrics of Banton. While I do not in any way claim that he represents reggae, I also do not accept that reggae is all peace and love and no Banton.
The truth is often no fun.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:45 AM
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16. But strange things do happen...
In 2007 I was at the Key Club on Sunset stip to see Midnite. This one girl in the audience (who was just high as she wanted to be) kept trying to climb up on stage. Over and over. She actually made it a few times and would just go up and stand next to the lead singer with this strange grin on her face. Security would take her off stage and five minutes later she'd be climbing right back up. After four or five times they finally asked her to leave. The crowd was laughing each time, because she wasn't actually doing like the deranged fan thing and trying to hug band members or do anything other than get up on stage and stand next to the singer.
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jkirch Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:28 PM
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26. This happens only rarely at the opera.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:54 AM
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49. or the Women's Music Festivals
nt
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:11 AM
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4. Tim McGraw did it better:
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/06/25/2008-06-25...


Ever see the video from last summer? Classic. I'm not a big fan of either performer (or modern country in general), but dragging a basher on stage in the middle of "Indian Outlaw," tossing him to some security goons and then launching right back into the song with the lyrics, "Ain't lookin' for trouble..." is like something out of a movie. Video's at the link.
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:13 AM
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5. Did he stick a boot in his ass?
:eyes:
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:17 AM
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6. I imagine if he wanted to he probably could have...
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:54 AM
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18. Allegedly, that's the American way.
:shrug:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 11:52 AM
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21. It IS the American Way, after all.
:rofl:

Bake
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:38 PM
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28. No, he merely invited him to fight. He's thrown America under the buss by not sticking a boot in..
that guy's ass!
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:17 AM
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7. Well when your schtick is pumping up the knuckledraggers
you have to expect a few fans that lack a certain amount of decorum.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:32 AM
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12. You got that right on the money
Mouth breathers attract mouth breathers
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:52 AM
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17. Is he breaking new ground in Country Music by introducing Bare Knuckle style
Hee Haw mosh pits?
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:56 PM
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34. "Hee Haw Mosh Pits"
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:10 AM
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46. Ugh, cowboy punk makes me feel retarded...
Like vomiting a gut-full of Bud Light at a Sweetcorn festival...
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:25 AM
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48. Fightin' words
I love Jason & the Scorchers, Lone Justice, Social Distortion, and company!

And btw, Jason Ringenberg is a very literate and intelligent lyricist. Nothing "retarded" (to use your rather offensive term) about his work.

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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:23 AM
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9. I was on stage at a sold-out show at The Salt Palace...
When someone threw a pint whiskey bottle at the stage. It hit me in the ball of my ankle joint and dropped me to the ground. I have been hit in the head with quarters and nearly knocked out. On stage.

On the other hand, I have physically removed, all on my own, throwers and guys who beat on women at the barrier, to get a better spot. That was great fun.

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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:36 AM
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14. I have a male eclectus ...wanna hook em up? heh
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 01:44 PM
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23. And people thought that stage in Blues Brothers was a joke
Remember that chicken wire? And they performed Rawhide?

Hubby is a musician and that is still our favorite scene from that movie cause he honestly HAS played at bars with stages surrounded by chicken wire. LOL
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:50 PM
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31. I can empathize, believe me.
I, too, have played in more than one place where there was chicken wire stretched in front of the stage -- and in one place where I WISH there had been chicken wire stretched in front of the stage! (Ah, memories... ;-))
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 02:02 PM
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25. SLC? the 90s?
Or am I thinking of something else. Couple of childhood repressed memories just surfaced..
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:52 PM
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33. Early 80's when it happened.
Working for Sammy Hagar then, opening for Boston. I did such good "Rock n' Roll" announcing of Sammy that Boston had me do the announcing of them as well. I loved those guys. A great bunch of guys.

Sammy? Not so much. Fucking asshole.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:28 AM
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11. With his public demeanor what kind of audience does he expect?
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:34 AM
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13. That's what chicken wire mesh is for ...stopping beer bottles.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:39 AM
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15. Sheesh. Calm down, Toby. It's eastern Kentucky. Throwing cans of beer is just how they say 'hello'.
:eyes:

If you'd kept your cool, Toby, I'm sure he would have invited you back to his trailer for a pork fat and marshmallow cream sandwich...
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 11:00 AM
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19. Why do you assume that idiots like that live in a trailer?
I live in a mobile home and I take offense when others look down their noses at us mobile home dwellers.
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 01:45 PM
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24. Have to agree...
lived and owned a mobile home for 10 years in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Bought it for 24,000 sold it for over 100,000 ten years later. It was bigger than the home I own now. The up side is I own the land now, but that mobile home provided me with a nice down and additional income for 5 years (I carried the paper on the loan).


:hi: from your neighbor in Marietta.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 11:01 AM
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20. He's not as good as he once was
but he's as good once as he ever was.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:59 PM
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37. LOL
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 12:01 PM
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22. Good for him - I'm no fan of Keith, but drink throwers and other assholes
need to be confronted and humiliated. Basically, anyone who thinks that buying a ticket to anything entitles them to do whatever the hell they want deserved a boot in the ass...
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:32 PM
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27. You never see anyone throw a doobie or a bong at the stage. n/t
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:39 PM
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29. Toby Keith hardly invented that one.
I seem to remember something about Axl Rose jumping into the crowd and beating the shit out of some asshole who threw a bottle at him onstage, and that was 20 years ago.

Even before that, Bono jumped into a crowd at an early U2 show and broke up a fight, and told the guy who started it to "get the fuck out of here, and never come to one of our concerts again".

Besides, shouldn't Toby have "put a boot in his ass" like his obnoxious war propaganda song said?
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:39 PM
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30. Fuck Toby Keith. Unfortunately he did not get his ass kicked
fuck him and his dumb republican-bastard ass
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Still Sensible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:12 PM
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40. Wrong. Toby Keith is an outspoken democrat who
Edited on Thu Feb-12-09 10:15 PM by Still Sensible
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:01 AM
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44. He totally sucks
I still hate him for supporting shrub and his the war at the expense of the Dixie Chicks. He is only trying to capitalize on the changing political landscape.

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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 12:25 PM
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50. Wrong. He's a lying P.O.S. who has ONLY donated $$ to Repukes.
He claims to have been against the war and to be a Democrat. Why, then, did he donate $2000 to Bush in 2003 and ANOTHER $2000 in January 2006 to the RNC? There are NO donations to any Democratic candidate or Democratic or progressive organization listed.

http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/T...

I despise Toby Keith. He's too much of a chicken and an opportunist to admit what he really is. He reminds me a little of LIEberman in this way.
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DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:15 PM
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41. Toby Keith is a life long Democrat
true, a conservative Democrat, but not a republican.

He is weird one, though: supported Bush for the re-election, has supported other Democrats, is a very good friend of Bill Richardson, and thinks Obama is the wonderful. Didn't support the Iraq War.

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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:14 AM
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43. You want to re-think that?
Nice job of showing how uninformed you are.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:04 AM
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45. Didn't get the memo?
Off to the Happy Camp with you!

(jk. But we do have to let go of some of the anger, no?)
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PM Martin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 03:57 PM
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32. He should join the military if he wants to be tough.
I believe the term for Toby Keith is chickenhawk.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:58 PM
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35. video
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 09:59 PM
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36. This is seriously NOT news.
This is normal everyday behavior for that corner of the planet. The folks who would see Toby Keith at that venue are the very definition of "hillbilly" - and they wear that label with pride. Both sides of my family come from that general area. Fortunately Mom and Dad escaped to Detroit for work but the rest of the "kinfolk" are back in them hills and hollers.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:02 PM
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38. The beer bottle thrower was probably Taliban
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 10:03 PM
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39. FUTK
I hate him
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:20 AM
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42. I want one of those tshirts
:)
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 04:59 PM
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53. ME TOO
and anytime the radio plays one of his songs, I turn it

he could never sing before anyway
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:24 AM
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47. No-Talent, Brain-Dead, Right-wing Douchenozzle..... (n/t)
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Eryemil Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 12:32 PM
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51. Stay classy, guy
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 12:36 PM
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52. Good thing he's not in the NBA, you have to just let people throw beer at you there

go after someone who does that to you and get suspended for the rest of the year.
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