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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’morning, GN!

Nope…never saw “Pacific Rim” aside from a trailer. Cute lurching kitteh, ‘tho. 😉

Paddy --

Happy to read your planned power outage was shorter than anticipated; working from the library must have been a PITA.

Got a call allegedly from TX yesterday; it was a prerecorded message from the “IRS” stating that they’d sworn out an arrest warrant for me. I stayed on the line long enough for a live person to pick up. As he started his schtick, I told him I didn’t have time to talk to him just then because of what his Mom was busy doing.

He terminated the call rather abruptly for some reason. 👿

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Heh. Good on you, Fatwa.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

I watched an older movie the other night that I really liked: 52 Pickup. Has Roy Scheider and Ann Margaret and a great performance by Clarence Williams III -- the guy who played Linc in the original Mod Squad. It’s an Elmore Leonard story about a businessman being blackmailed. It’s on Amazon Prime and probably Netflix. Really worth watching.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven --

Thanks for the movie recommendation.

When I have time, I enjoy messing with phone scammers. Got a call last week from one who said he was from Microsoft phoning me because of an issue with my Windows computer. I played dumb with him for few minutes just to waste his time…before invoking his mama. (Which has been my go-to with phone solicitors of any sort for years.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Given the stories that Fatwa just shared, does that make him a mama’s boy? Or mama’s favorite? NTTAWWT

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven, Paddy and Mac!

Probably more accurate to classify me as a “yo’ mama’s” boy.

Mac-

That’s a second recommendation re “52 Pickup” from a discerning Wheelizen; I ought to check it out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago
Reply to  Mac

One weakness is Ann Margret. Her character has very little screen time and what she does have is just kind of meh. But the bad guys are very well done and there’s scenes that stick with you.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

I forgot to mention that cats walking on their hind legs creeps me out.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Two legs bad.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

I see the ROP has been busy again.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Yep…too bad today’s Jihad Boy died before they could interrogate him. And that he killed and injured so many people, of course.

Enjoy your 72 raisins, IslamoChump.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Mac

In fairness, if you were a Muslim you’d be offended by almost any remark. “Ulululululululululul!” 👿