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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:08 PM
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San Antonio man fires BB gun, assault rifle in anger over end of Taco Bell's 99 cent burrito promo
SAN ANTONIO A Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired a BB gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself in a motel room, police said.

As the restaurant's employees and customers hit the floor Sunday, the manager called police and, when officers arrived, the angry patron fired several shots at the police cars, San Antonio Police Sgt. Chris Benavides said.

The man then barricaded himself inside a nearby motel room, sparking a three-hour standoff that ended when police lobbed tear gas inside and the man surrendered.

No one was hurt in the incident.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42196027/ns/us_news-weird_n... /
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:11 PM
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1. He really liked those burritos.
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 03:03 PM by Swede
:shrug:
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:11 PM
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2. Only in 'Murka. nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:12 PM
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3. One step closer to Idiocracy
(Cue: Rupert Murdoch salivating, rubbing hands together in gleeful giddiness)
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:13 PM
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4. Makes one wonder what was in his burritos....
Geebus
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:15 PM
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5. At least he just wanted to stun the Taco Bell employee
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 02:16 PM by Quixote1818
I would be more inclined to shoot them with a BB gun because they use crappy meat and because after I eat there, gas sets in and the inside of the car become a Toxic Hell. :)
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:15 PM
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6. He should be eating real 'merican food
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:34 PM
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22. But Taco Bell IS American food. Real Mexican food is so much tastier! nt
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:48 PM
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33. Well except for the "real" part that does describe Taco Bell
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:17 PM
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7. What? The 99 cent burrito promo is over???
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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:23 PM
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10. :))) nt
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:35 PM
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23. you need to calm down a little bit
and go get yourself a burrito
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:21 PM
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46. If I ate seven of them I would endanger the ozone.
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TheOther95Percent Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:57 PM
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54. I vote you best use ever of smilies
I'm cracking up.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:18 PM
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59. Why thank you.
Wasn't nothin' :blush:

Makes me feel good to know I managed to brighten somebody's day a little. Here is a link to my favorite smilie website: http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php?wahl=2&ziel=frech

I right click on the smilie I want, then hit properties, then copy the URL of the image(s) to paste into my message.

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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:18 PM
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8. So Taco Bell's next slogan will be "Make A Stand At The Border"?
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Lost Jaguar Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:22 PM
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9. He's not gonna like...
...the burritos at the Graybar Hotel. Or his vato cell-mates.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:24 PM
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11. "Would you like to try our EXTRA BIG ASS TACO? Now with more MOLECULES!"
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:56 PM
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38. Your children are placed in the protected custody of Carls Jr.
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 02:57 PM by Initech
Carls Jr. Fuck you I'm eating. :rofl:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:24 PM
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12. seven burritos? Seven?
SEVEN?
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:27 PM
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17. Seven.


:-)
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:39 PM
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28. for one person?
Who was staying in a Motel room so odds are he didn't have a refrigerator or any other way to store some for later.


SEVEN?!?!?



I would say "Holy Shit" but any mention of excrement on this subject could take on a life of it's own.



Maybe the government Should pass some laws about what we can and can't eat.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:21 PM
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48. maybe he had six friends coming over for dinner...but only had the $7.
we don't know this man's life! we got no right to judge!
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:31 PM
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20. How many?
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:36 PM
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25. That leaped out at me, too
Don't get me wrong - I love my Taco Bell and have been known to put away more than one burrito at a sitting, but seven? I'd hate to go into a restroom after he was in it!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:37 PM
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26. 100 tacos for $100
"Ah this should provide adequate sustenance for the Dr. Who marathon!"
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:46 PM
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31. "Best...marathon...EVER."


:rofl:

:toast:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:50 PM
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36. Oh loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix!
:rofl:
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:10 PM
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40. I've spent my entire life doing nothing but collecting comic books, and now there's only time to say
LIFE WELL SPENT!

mikey_the_rat
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:15 PM
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42. Hey come back! Those are prescription pants!
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:21 PM
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45. That is a very rare "Mary Worth" in which she advised a friend to commit suicide.
mikey_the_rat
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:55 PM
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53. I sure could go for 100 tacos right about now.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:59 PM
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57. Did this in college with two friends.
We thought we were going to die afterwards.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:24 PM
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13. "police lobbed tear gas inside"
If the gentleman in question was truly in the habit of eating Taco Bell burritos I would imagine he was immune to this tactic.
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM
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34. lol!!
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:21 PM
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47. Did they lob in tear gas or did he break wind?
Same result, no?
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:25 PM
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14. Whew. Good thing he was armed.
:eyes:
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:25 PM
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15. His priorities are 'interesting'
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:26 PM
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16. I'm sure that some how this makes sense. Nt
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:28 PM
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18. Reminds me of that excellent scene on Falling Down. nt
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:32 PM
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21. Now look at this sorry miserable squashed thing. Anyone see a problem with this?
:rofl:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:48 PM
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32. Why am I calling you by your first names?
I don't even know you. I still call my boss "Mister", and I've been working for him for seven years, but all of a sudden I walk in here and I'm calling you Rick and Sheila like we're in some kind of AA meeting... I don't want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want some breakfast.

Sheila: You can call me Miss Folsom if you want.

:rofl:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM
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35. I changed my mind... I think I will have some lunch.
:rofl:
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:20 PM
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44. Rofl. It seemed Sheila was amused that her boss was so frightened. nt
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:29 PM
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62. That movie is Black Comedy Gold. nt
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:30 PM
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19. If you live in Texas there is no excuse for going to Taco Bell
other than it was 4 in the morning and everywhere else was closed.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:38 PM
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27. Especially San Antonio!
They have great Mexican restaurants on every corner.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:27 PM
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50. San Antonio, one my favorite places I've been.
And I've been to a lot of places.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:43 PM
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52. I was just about to say that nt
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:41 PM
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64. When I lived in the Yucatan, my American friends and I
When I lived in the Yucatan, my American friends and I would jones for a burrito supreme quite often. Different strokes, variety is the spice, and all that I suppose.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:36 PM
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24. Just more proof that everyone owning guns will make us all safer
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14thColony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:42 PM
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29. Guess he should have ran for the border...nt
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:43 PM
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30. that was too easy!
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:55 PM
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37. The store manager said the "weird thing" was he was in a week before and yelled at him then too
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 02:56 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
Bless his heart. If that was the weird thing I hate to imagine just what's normal at his job. :shrug:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/The...

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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:08 PM
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39. Oh come on now, who here hasn't done that?
Can this even be called 'news'?

Doesn't everyone resort to violence over seven burritos?





No, not like that, that's disgusting.

Not AFTER eating them, I meant before.


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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:14 PM
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41. Food addiction can be just as dangerous as any other
addiction.
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:17 PM
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43. Its a real mystery, IMO, that this nutjob somehow avoided earning a Darwin award long ago n/t
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 03:19 PM by Urban Prairie
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Taitertots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:26 PM
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49. The author of this is intentionally misleading you
Why would anyone listen to someone who is intentionally lying to them?

The suspect was not using an assault rifle. That would be a serious federal crime and would certainly be included in the charges.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:30 PM
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51. I used to live in SA and they take their tacos seriously there.
Not that seriously though that they would use a gun. :shrug:



When MaMa's Cafe quit making puffed tacos, everyone I knew was pissed off.... :hi:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:58 PM
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55. Now that's a guy who loves his burritos.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:59 PM
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56. I heard that that is what started this whole thing going on in North Africa and the Middle East.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:10 PM
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58. The higher they climb, the harder they fall...
...it's like gathering the provisions, hiring the sherpas, suiting up for the climb to the top of Mt. Everest, only to get to the top and find that the 99 cent burritos are like Amelia Earhart...vanished into some distant cloud formation.

That's what some like to call a transforming experience, one that not only changes our world forever, but also the ability of some to continue functioning in it...

:rofl:

:toast:
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:20 PM
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60. Only in 'Murka x 2
.
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MyrnaLoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:24 PM
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61. HOW DARE YOU
CALL IT AN ASSAULT RIFLE!!!

I just wanted to say it before the gun forum saw the post. They hate the term assault rifle, lol
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:30 PM
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63. The man never did get his burritos.
who says journalism is dead. Last line in the article, says all I wanted to know.
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