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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sure Happy It’s Thursday -- and teh beginning of August -- GN!

I have no idea what today’s thread GIF means, but I like it.

Hope that Mama Mouse’s family and friends are bearing-up as best they can; they’re still in our thoughts.

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Gotta love the ongoing attempted “beatification” of Saint Trayvon:

Prosecutors displayed the dark gray sweatshirt that Martin wore on the last night of his life in an enormous, rectangular, thickly three-dimensional frame. The hoodie lay suspended between clear plastic sheets with its arms spread wide inside a cross-shaped cutout, set starkly apart from the brilliant white of the matting. It might easily have been mistaken for a religious relic, even as it became a singularly evocative entry in a long inventory of indelible courtroom artifacts from O.J. Simpson’s ill-fitting gloves to Lorena Bobbitt’s emasculating kitchen knife. Prosecutors lifted the framed hoodie awkwardly, teetering toward the jury.

“I get goose bumps just thinking about it,” says Michael Skolnik, who sat next to Martin’s parents on that morning, the day before the Fourth of July.

Cri. Min. Eee.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

The Shroud of Trayvon…..

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Heh!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Once again, I must don teh mantle of being a “Bad Gerbil” because I can understand the temptation: Drunk US tourist who insisted on singing with band in Thailand bar stabbed to death by one of the musicians:

He said Carter, a Texas native, was intoxicated, began singing with the band and refused to leave the stage to let other customers sing.

“Witnesses said Carter got angry when the band played ‘Hotel California’ instead of the song he requested, and he refused to step down,” Krabi city police chief Col. Taksin Pochakorn said.

Police said the band then stopped playing and Carter and his 27-year-old son got into a furious argument with the musicians.

Jongrak said Carter was stabbed in his chest with an iron rod during the fight outside the bar and his son was injured in the head.

Ah, Phuket. 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I don’t much like that song either.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hee!

“Welcome to the Hotel CaliforniAAAAAAaaaaaargh…”

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

that song irritates me. Always has.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
It’s my last day of class and long-commuting! The class has been worthwhile, but my back is killing me. Lab benches are not ergonomically designed to be sat at for 8 hours at a time.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Disability claim!!!1!!binder&binder!!!

Glad it’s your last day and that teh class has actually provided value, Paddy.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Since they’re Teamsters, I would actually approve of an angry mob of aggrieved mourners beating the hell out of them.

Also on my approval list, given the totality of circumstances: an aggrieved mourner -- or pretty much any decent person -- sniping at them. I’m guessing they might feel a little less, ah, scrappy after one of their fellow goons’ heads got “magically ‘sploded”.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Class-it’s on the union label.

I’m sure President Obama is already lining up his phone calls to the families even though this breach of civility doesnt quite rise to the standard of Limbaugh calling a slut, a slut.

X_LA_Native
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8 years ago

***drive-by***
Uh oh…the Blue Hand is tweaking again. So far, I like.

Oy. What. a. freakin’. day.
We’re in the middle of production, and well, Teh Mangler™, that’s why.

And ‘den!
And ‘den!
And ‘den!
At TEN O’CLOCK IN THE FUCKING MORNING ON A THURSDAY the IT department decided to test their “disaster recovery skills”.
No warning. No emails from IT. The freakin’ VP of Content Management didn’t have a clue this was going to happen.

They took out every. single. drive. in the farm.
And if that doesn’t beat all, when the Sr. Director of Content Management went downstairs to find out why everyone was suddenly left with only drive C:/ (and Solitaire loaded it they were lucky), she found out they’d so carefully planned the event, THEY HAD IT CATERED.

Two hours lost.

So yeah, this is appropriate:

I mean no scorn heaped upon the professionals here. G-d only know you know better!

ONE DAY and I can feel two rounds of trigger point shots coming undone.

/rant off

Prayers continue for the Mac-Clan.

*ZzzzzT!*

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

WOW! One minute I get weird error messages, next a WholeNewWheel! Love the banner/header, but the type is a little difficult to read.