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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:33 PM
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Tim Russert's Regular Driver Lives in My Building
I met her down at the mailboxes a few months back, and noticed she had a very nice MTP logoed coat on (black, long sleeved, with NBC peacock and the MTP logo).

We've become "condo complex conversational," to coin a phrase.

Anyone else have one of those weird six degree of separation dealies?

- Dave
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:37 PM
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1. My mom's friend Mary once fucked the entire Charlie Daniels Band in their tourbus...
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 09:37 PM by IanDB1
... in the parking lot of The Parsippany Hilton on a dare (from my mom).

Does that count?

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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:04 PM
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ohmygod that cracked me up
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:34 AM
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43. Common Ground!
Me too.

:rofl:

- Dave
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:10 PM
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22. Besides #2 below...
... remind me to avoid your mom like Transylvanian Chickenpox. I'm dare-prone.

:rofl:

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:28 PM
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41. Sonofa...
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 11:28 PM by IdesOfOctober
... when I bought that tourbus from them, they said that was guitar wax!

:grr:

Now I have to go out and get a freakin' UV light.

Ides
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:29 AM
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55. On a related note, my wife's friend did Bob Seger, so she claims.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:40 PM
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101. my wife's sister's friend "dated" james woods when he was in town filming a movie 10 years back...
or so.

and yes, he's an ass.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:58 AM
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68. Well, now. That's one to tell the grandkids!
:rofl:
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:26 PM
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78. My college formal was held at the Parsippany Hilton!
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:27 PM
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79. So, You Can Relate?
:rofl:

- Dave
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:30 PM
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81. Well, it's a geographical connection!
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:35 PM
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83. Thought Maybe It Went Deeper Than That!
; )

- Dave
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:22 PM
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108. Did everyone at the formal also fuck the Charlie Daniels Band? That would be a REAL coincidence! n/t
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:32 PM
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110. As far as I know, nobody fucked the Charle Daniels band, BUT......
I do know that many consumed copious amounts of Jack Daniels.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:34 PM
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111. !
:spray:

Oh my.

- Dave
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:38 PM
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2. Ian: Is It on YouBoob.com Yet?
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 09:39 PM by CorpGovActivist
:spray:

:rofl:

For Sale.

- Dave
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:40 PM
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3. Once met a man at a conference and got to be friends with him;
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 09:41 PM by jedr
Found out that he was Bill and Hilliary's personal chef when he was Gov. of Arkansas. Overall, you're probably within 10 degrees of everyone on earth.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:41 PM
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4. I Love Testing This!
Wiki is a fun way to check it out, too.

- Dave
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:07 PM
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72. WELL... I'm freaked out right now... just realized I'm 3 degrees from smirkboy
degree 1: uncle in NH

degree 2: uncles's 2nd wife is very involved with republic part in NH - worked on poppy bush's campaign in '88 and later '92, and has met talked with poppy, even got an invite to '88 inaugural ball.

degree 3: poppy bush is smirkboy's dad

can you say "AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:19 PM
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76. Wikisurfing and Wikidegreeing Is a Fun Thing to Do When Stuck in Airports n/t
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:18 PM
Response to Reply #76
92. just run a google
on my last name and NH republicans... and you'll see who my "aunt" is
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #92
96. Will Do.
Now try running a google on David Smith.

:rofl:

- Dave
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:27 PM
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94. I once befriended a man at a conference and realized on the last day
that he was the second cousin of my best friend and I consequently knew his grandparents fairly well.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:41 PM
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5. The closest I've come was meeting a woman whose FIL ran a RW radio station.
She seemed so smart and reasonable, which was confirmed when she divorced her husband.

She was peripherally involved in managing a contract with which I was involved as part of my job.

The first time I met her, she related that she was going to quit and start working for the FIL, the second time I spoke with her, she very clearly was doing everything she could to escape that mess.

Timbo, though, that's a whole other level.

:-) MKJ
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:53 PM
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14. She Chose ... Wisely! n/t
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:42 PM
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6. One of my student's 19 y/o cousin just signed a Pro Sports
contract. Sign on bonus 0f 2.7 million dollars. Does that count?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:50 PM
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12. Depends on If He's a Player or ...
... a playuh. Many just keep their nose clean, play the game they love, and - with any luck - retire rich, with a fulfilling second career ahead of them, with few injuries.

- Dave
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:10 PM
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21. He seems to be a nice kid, level headed. Time will tell the rest
of the story.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:42 PM
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7. yes, my Uncle Phil worked for HUD when Reagan was in office, he was early BFFE
as an asst. secretary that fucked over the tax payers.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:48 PM
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10. Well, the BFEE Picked Fredo to Run Things...
... so I think this syndicate is about out of sequels.

- Dave
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:45 PM
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8. Did you tell her that her boss is an idiot?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:46 PM
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9. I Told Her How Many Years I've Watched the Show...
... and asked her what he's like in real life, during the first meeting.

- Dave
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:33 PM
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27. Well tell her I said he's an idiot who drinks Cheney's koolaid
and about the worst excuse ever for a 'journalist'. :)
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:43 PM
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29. I'll Get around to That...
... after I get a few more stories in the hallways and at the mailboxes.

; )

- Dave
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:35 PM
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42. Thanks!!
:hi:
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:50 PM
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11. Did you tell her that her boss looks like Mayor MacCheese?
:)
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:52 PM
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13. I Asked Her Whether He Kept a Spotted Owl...
... or a meth-addled duck in his dressing room, to fly missives back and forth to his masters.

; )

- Dave
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:55 PM
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15. I hesitate to post this
My Mother-in-law hosted then vice-president Bush and Barbara at her house during Reagans re-election campaign.

(this happened before I was part of the family)
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:03 PM
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17. I can relate to that
I have a pic of my SO's grandparents with Nancy and Ron -- he's carving his and her initials in a picnic bench. I also have a pic of my SO with Pat Nixon at one of the Repug conventions. I'm sure there are many more of these kinds of photos stashed away in my garage -- but those are the two I recall most.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:05 PM
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19. Take Them to Kinkos, Copy Them, Mount Copies to Dartboard, Throw Dart...
... watch SO have a conniption fit.

:rofl:

- Dave
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:04 PM
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18. Oh, the Photos on That Wall!
:rofl:

; )

- Dave
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Snarkturian Clone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:42 AM
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45. GWB came to my workplace about 6 months before I was employed.
Edited on Mon Jan-14-08 09:42 AM by Snarkturian Clone
My boss talks to him on the phone once in awhile.
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 09:59 PM
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16. One of my students became a Penthouse centerfold mid-semester.
I'd watch her over Tim Russert anyday.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:08 PM
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20. All Righty Then! n/t
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:00 PM
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37. This post means nothing without pictures
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:12 PM
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23. Are *all* of your posts self-aggrandizing, or negative-to-Dems, or WHAT?! n/t
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:17 PM
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24. "or What" n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:35 PM
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28. Yeah, that OP was real negative
to Dems. But, you had to have a special lens and a jr code dictionary to decipher.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:44 PM
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30. Cracker Jacks or Cap'n Crunch Prize? n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:46 PM
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31. Cracker Jacks!
Carry on!
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:56 PM
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34. I Liked Those Little Pieces of Glassy Plastic...
... that you could spin and make things look all jumbled.

Maybe that's what they got?

- Dave
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #28
32. Oh, "z," I miss you so much!1 n/t
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:28 PM
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25. Jay_Z's mom is my neighbor
He is a frequent visitor; visits mom at least once a week.

Sometimes with his fiancee.



He likes to stand in the door and look out and I never see him smile, but then it's always just a glimpse as I buzz by on my way to my house.

I think he's prob'ly a pretty good son--he buys Mom some nice things, in addition to coming over a lot. They are pretty down-to-earth people. I think his Mom handles a lot of the good works things he does. She is tall, thin, attractive.

I will say this: these people know how to party.



Cher

p.s. see what you can pry out of Mr. PotatoHead's driver. I'll bet she's got some good stories.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:32 PM
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26. Cool!
Edited on Sun Jan-13-08 10:33 PM by CorpGovActivist
That reminds me of when Kathy Griffin told the story during her standup routine about how Nelly comforted her after Seacrest ripped her blouse off on live TV.

Nelly as a nurturer-caregiver. "Who knew?"

; )

- Dave

P.S. She's interesting in and of herself. Everyone has a story.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:48 PM
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33. Does seeing my Congressman's butt count?
Just askin'. :evilgrin:
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:59 PM
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35. That Very Much Depends...
... on whether he does the "lame54 Buttscratch," or if he's got GOP K Street lobbyists attached, instead.

; )

- Dave
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:03 PM
Response to Reply #35
38. Well, he had somebody attached
but I never actually saw her face.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #38
39. All Righty Then!
Too many directions...

... must resist iddishy devil.

:evilgrin:

- Dave
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 10:59 PM
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36. My wife's Uncle's college roommate dated the daughter of (wait for it.....)
JOSEF STALIN (really!)
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-13-08 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. Everyone Who Reads This Now Has 6 Degrees...
... in the bank.

- Dave
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:40 AM
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44. see if you can find out if he is ex-navy
pm me if he is please
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:13 AM
Response to Reply #44
50. I'll Bite
PM me with the backstory?

- Dave
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Snarkturian Clone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:43 AM
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46. My Modern European History professor in college
met Hitler and Mussolini when he was a kid. His father was the founder of the Christian Democratic Party in Italy.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:20 AM
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52. Wow...I Bet He Was a Riveting Lecturer n/t
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Snarkturian Clone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:46 AM
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65. Yes, behind the accent he was quite the orator.
He was also the biggest self-promoter I've ever seen. He had done some kind of research where he discovered that the architect of the capital dome was in America because he was a wanted criminal in Italy. He NEVER stopped talking about it.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:50 AM
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67. Ho Boy...
... that reminds me of the music lecturer in college (the elective that should have come with a refund).

He mumbled when he talked. My roommate - who talked me into taking this idiotic course with him "for fun" - and I were constantly asking each other, "Did you get that? What did he just say?"

The whole class pretty much wrote: "YOU MUMBLE" on the mid-term review forms.

First class back, he spoke loudly, clearly, with crisp diction, and with indignant anger: "If you cannot hear me, sit in the front row, and raise your hand if you still have problems."

On and on he went about how he did not mumble.

Rant over, he brought up that day's lecture slides ... and was back to the same old, same old.

My roommate and I burst out laughing, got the giggles, and ended up having to walk out of the lecture hall.

- Dave
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:44 AM
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47. I was the counselor to Steve Miller's nephew and nieces
I even have his private email address. And no, I can't give it out. Promised his sister-in-law. We've communicated a couple of times. Doesn't even talk music (even though I'm not a fan anyway, even thought he has worked with McCartney). All he ever wanted to know was how his nephew and nieces were doing. He has a college trust fund for them.

By the way, his nephew and nieces were some of the finest kids I ever worked with. Great kids. And his nephew is a very good musician to boot, even though he swam competitively for our school swim team.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:21 AM
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53. Very Cool!
Do you teach?

- Dave
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:14 PM
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75. I was their counselor
Edited on Mon Jan-14-08 01:11 PM by Ishoutandscream2
The oldest, Jimmy, was a musician and swimmer, and also a pretty damn good linebacker in football. He gave football up because he was a little undersized and wanted to just swim. Very conscientious in the classroom as well. The two girls are twins, and the sweetest, kindest kids you will ever meet. They were also swimmers. I'm telling you, you couldn't meet such wonderful, grounded kids.

I remember showing a picture of Steve Miller with Paul McCartney on his Flaming Pie album. It was taken in Steve's North Dakota home. Jimmy told me about that room, and where the other rooms were in the house. Pretty neat stuff.

Mom is a staunch Democrat. We never discussed Steve's politics. Her husband, Steve's younger brother, still says he plays better guitar than Steve.

On edit - Steve's brother died from cancer. But he always maintained he was a better guitarist than Steve.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:21 PM
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77. Very, very cool!
Do you work as a counselor within the school system, or with some kind of after-school program?

:hug:

Good counselors make a tremendous difference. I had two that I still keep in touch with.

- Dave
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:10 PM
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91. Within a school system.
Sadly, they moved to Utah after their father died. I was unable to see them graduate. I have heard Jimmy is in college, and the girls (I believe) are Seniors.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:32 PM
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97. Well, Bless You!
Some counsleors are just awful. But the good ones are great.

- Dave
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 09:58 AM
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48. I have two
When I was a kid living in Virginia, the father of one of my friends was the pilot for Air Force #2. And one of my former students was the Corey guy Paula Abdul was supposedly boinking. :rofl:
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:22 AM
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54. I Think You Have the Inside Track So Far...
... in this horserace!

:rofl:

- Dave
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:58 AM
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57. Thanks n/t
:party:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:07 AM
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49. Have you been able to ask what kind of insurance coverage she has? n/t
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:15 AM
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51. Good Question!
I suspect the answer is that she's covered through either the NBC affiliate's group plan, NBC's, or GE's, but I could probably work that in.

- Dave
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:31 AM
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56. If a dental practice counts:
1 degree at least 8 times for President Clinton (I have a personally (WJC's name and mine same script, no machine) signed pic of him, Arafat, Mubarak, and Rabin)

1 degree of * and his Daddy 2 times (interesting stories - not to be discussed here or anywhere due to HIPAA)

1 degree for each of the following whihc pop into my head;

Jack Klugman
Joey Bishop
Sinatra Family as a whole
Rock Hudson
Every Dem and rethug legislator in the Delaware Valley
Many others...



Personally I've met:

Every Mayor of Philly since and including Rizzo
Arlen Specter
Sen. Casey (his campaign office was in my bldg., treated many of his staff)
Gov. Casey
Gov. Rendell
Marjorie Mezvinsky (treated her mom)
Teller ( also HIPAA)
CEO's of Mitsubishi, First Pennsylvania Bank (a big deal in its day), and CIGNA (!)


Probably others over 30 years whom I have forgotten...

It's been fun.

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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:32 AM
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62. OK, So We Know Who to Blame for Giving Jr. the Laughing Gas...
... say no more.

; )

- Dave
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:39 AM
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63. Once removed...!!!!
Believe me, ain't no such person in Health Care touching these folks without extraordinary vetting. I remember when Clinton was elected and went back to his dentist for a cleaning before the inauguration. what an adventure for this poor asshole (the dentist).
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:41 AM
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64. Must Resist Urge...
... to use "swish" and "spit" in a sentence with Clinton.

- Dave
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:01 PM
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70. Funny!!!
I have stories which would make you lose your lunch...
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:11 PM
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73. I Haven't Had My Lunch...
... proceed.

- Dave
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:40 PM
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87. OK:
Now when you people read this, you have to understand that this is in Health Care Context...non-judgemental and not anti-lifestyle of any type...just "the way it is".

Years ago, we used to use binocular microscopes to examine the various flora which inhabit the pockets around the teeth for periodontal patients. If there were many anaerobic bacteria such as spirochetes, it implied that there was active periodontal infection/lesions 'on the move'.

So anyway, I take a sample from this guy and hand it to my assistant, who puts it under the objective lens, she's looking...looking...looking...and suddenly she jumps back. And starts laughing and runs out of the room.

So the patient says to me, "what's wrong?" Scared-like. so I don't know so I look into the scope and there's nothing particularly interesting and all of a sudden...

Moby Dick himself, swims by and I jumped about a mile. It was a sperm - which makes everything else just pale by comparison.

Now he was really upset watching me...thought he had Cancer or something.

so I went up to him and told him to stay calm. I asked him, "Do you ever go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art?" He said he had...and I continued, "You know that Duchamp construction behind the barn door?" He thought for a minute and said, "Yeah..." I asked him, "Did you ump back the first time you saw it?"
He replied that he had...

So I told him what I saw and we both had a good laugh.

the piece of art is a stall in a barn, you peek thru a crack in the door, where you see that there is a woman's torso with her legs spread wide and all the anatomy you can imagine right in front of you. Everyone who looks the first time jumps back, b/c you're not supposed to see stuff like that and you're being a voyeur.

Just a Day in the Life...
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:44 PM
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88. I Am Sooooooooooo Sharing This with My Partner Tonight....
... he is a FREAK about dental hygiene. I'm talking, comes home and brags about the gold star he got from his hygienist, yada, yada, yada.

This will so f*ck with him.

Thanks for sharing.

- Dave
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:59 AM
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58. Brother lives next door to Cyndi Lauper...
Sister used to live across the street from Jim and Tammy Faye.

Daughter worked for radio station DJ who interviewed Kevin Bacon.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:19 AM
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59. We Have a New Leader on the Leader Board...
1. LOVE Cyndi. Saw her open for Tina Turner during the latter's Legg's tour.

2. The Fayes: When I was in my young teens, my church took a trip to PTL and Carowinds amusement park. Met the actresses who played Tootie and Blair at PTL. Weird.

3. Bacon: I have to check my notes. That may be a new personal record on KB6D.

- Dave
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:29 AM
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60. Heh. The PTL Club.
When she lived in Charlotte, my sister said everyone referred to the PTL Club as the Pass The Loot Club.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:30 AM
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61. It Was Ostentatious (or Austin Tasteless), No Doubt n/t
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julialnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:47 AM
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66. I have a TON of these... but most notable for here (and most embarrassing)
I come from the same town as Ann Coulter and my FIL served on the republican town committee with her mother (as nauseating as it gets) my husband had to attend the swearing in ceremony and Ann (as a special guest of honor) lead them in the pledge of allegiance.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 11:59 AM
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69. Oh good god.
x(
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:03 PM
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71. Yich...
that's asymptotically approaching what we used to ca an "AZ"

"Absolute Zero"
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:13 PM
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74. As My Senior Prank, I Did the Alternative Pledge...
... when I read the morning announcements.

:blush:

Did she use the real one, or the one she actually adheres to? (See link.)

- Dave
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IdesOfOctober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:07 PM
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116. Ryan Seacrest read his school's morning announcements too, you freak.
Oh, Sweet Blazing Buddha, I just wet myself.

:spray:

This is just spooky.

Ides
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:29 PM
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80. My mother went to elementary school with Ray Donovan's sister;
my grandfather played poker with Sandra Dee's father; and Mr. smokey and I were married in Vegas by the same guy who married Dennis Rodman and Carmen Elektra.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:37 PM
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86. "Mr. smokey and I were married in Vegas"
How long married?

: )

Vegas rocks.

- Dave
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:59 PM
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89. We celebrated our 8th anniversary in October.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:00 PM
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90. Congrats!
Favorite hangouts/haunts in Vegas?

- Dave
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:22 PM
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93. Thanks!
Well, Mandalay Bay is our favorite hotel - it has the best pool area and we really love their Shark Reef aquarium. There's a restaurant we like in Mandalay Bay called Red Square where they make really good, albeit expensive drinks and Mr. smokey's a big fan of the Morton's Steak House.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:35 PM
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99. Mmmmmmmorton's! n/t
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:32 PM
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82. A man from my church was the White House Chef from Johnson through Raygun.
He decided to leave when Nancy wanted him to stuff peas. :wtf:

I've met Chris Van Hollen and Connie Morella (His predecessor)

And I have a friend who's husband was a WH Fellow.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:36 PM
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84. "Nancy wanted him to stuff peas."
Oh, do tell. With what - ?!? - pray tell.

- Dave
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:28 PM
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95. I don't even know
But can you imagine hollowing out and stuffing peas?
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:32 PM
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98. I Do Well to Ball a Melon n/t
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:40 PM
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102. ....
I'm not touching the "balling a melon" comment :evilgrin:

What would you use to hollow peas out with??
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:53 PM
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104. "What would you use to hollow peas out with??"
Karl Rove's "pinky"...

- Dave
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 12:37 PM
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85. You must know her well, to know she isn't constipated.
Too bad thesame thing can't be said about her boss.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:15 PM
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119. See #117/118 Downthread...
... I was puzzled before when you wrote this. Got it once I re-read my own headline.

- Dave
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:35 PM
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100. Imagine that
The self-described "blue-collar guy from Buffalo" has a driver. He makes me want to wretch when he talks about what a regular guy he is. He's a pampered elite who famously said, "Integrity is for paupers!" while slamming his fist on the dinner table.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:34 PM
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105. Livin' the Dream, Baby! n/t
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 01:46 PM
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103. my wife's cousin owned a two-flat with a friend who owned a video store...
the cousin had the upper unit, the video store guy had the first floor- and the guy who managed the video store lived on his couch- he'd pretty much watched movies all the time, and knew lots and lots about movies, to the point that it was pretty much all he talked about, until the cousin and his friend finally told him- 'quentin, you really ought to make your own movie'. so he made 'resevoir dogs'.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:12 PM
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107. LOL...
... tell your wife's cousin and his friend that I owe them a beer each.

:toast:

- Dave
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:39 PM
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106. Hmm, I guess mine would be a great-great uncle (I believe)
who was Lt Gov. of Pennsylvania in the 1950s. A Republican, yes. :dunce:

He was a Lieutenant General in WWII and the Korean War as well.

But me personally, I've met...

* Bill Clinton
* Hillary Clinton
* Jimmy Carter
* Al Gore - that one was a chance meeting because I happened to be at the Saturday Night Live taping for the show in May 2006 that he was on
* Tom Vilsack
* Rudolph Giuliani - total prick, as you would expect.
* Madeline Albright
* John McCain
* Ted Kennedy
* Dick Gephardt
* Bob Dole - my friend wanted to go to a book signing of his so I went along.
* Howard Dean
* Colin Powell

I don't "know" any of them or have any kind of connections with them, beyond meeting them.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:36 PM
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112. You're a 6DH...
... a 6 Degree Hub!

: )

Cool avatar!

- Dave
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 03:30 PM
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109. I have seen Barack Obama naked
Well, wearing a towel when I actually looked over.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 04:25 PM
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113. I Have No Quarrel with Cubs Fans...
... until/unless we meet in the World Series.

That said, I really don't know what to say about your encounter.

- Dave
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 04:32 PM
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114. health club, not a big deal
sounds more interesting when you say naked
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 04:39 PM
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115. Nekkid, Nekkid, Nekkid n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:08 PM
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117. i'm glad to know he's regular.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:13 PM
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118. "She"...
... and I just got that.

:rofl:

- Dave
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:17 PM
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120. I played equations against Sen. Stabenow's youngest son.
Yes, I'm a geek. I was on our middle school's equations team, and he was on his, and we played against each other in a meet. He was a jerk, and I kicked his ass. :evilgrin:

I also met her again when I was in high school when I performed in front of the town rotary meeting for our Forensics team. She was speaking, too. She was my state rep growing up and by then our state senator. I got to shake her hand at the state convention a ways back. When I told her I'd grown up with her as my state rep, she blanched and asked how old I was. ;)

I also brushed Robert Pinsky's arm when he was Poet Laureate and speaking at our NCTE (English teachers) convention. I about died.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon:
My cousin used to put in fancy car stereos and worked for a fancy car dealer in Southern Cal.

One of the salesmen there bought Tom Cruise's trade in (a black Porsche--I touched it when they weren't looking 'cause it was a wicked awesome car).

Tom Cruise was in "A Few Good Men" movie with Kevin Bacon.
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