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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #175 on: Apr 15, 2008, 11:19:52 PM »

HAHAHA, It's been TWO DAYS.

WAIT BULLSHIT, IT'S BEEN ONE.

IT FEELS LIKE YEARS
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girl
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« Reply #176 on: Apr 15, 2008, 11:28:02 PM »

I'm working on a website and committed to 3 years of album cover design with a label.

little exciting, little daunting.

Excellent!
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Maaik
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« Reply #177 on: Apr 16, 2008, 07:17:11 AM »

goddamn, i need to get ready for work.

i need to take a shower.

i need to get up from this chair.

i'm gonna do th
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guanajuato
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« Reply #178 on: Apr 16, 2008, 01:59:07 PM »

Jackie Brown definitely is Tarantino's best movie
pulp fiction.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #179 on: Apr 16, 2008, 01:59:51 PM »

i know, right? everyone on this board is on crack today!
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guanajuato
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« Reply #180 on: Apr 16, 2008, 02:04:02 PM »

i'm waitin for 'white men can't jump is the best move ever'
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citrus
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« Reply #181 on: Apr 16, 2008, 02:29:23 PM »

http://www.photobasement.com/41-hilarious-science-fair-experiments/ is probably the best website i've ever seen
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« Reply #182 on: Apr 16, 2008, 02:30:22 PM »

'Crystal Meth: Friend or Foe?'!
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Maaik
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« Reply #183 on: Apr 16, 2008, 03:58:57 PM »

This one wins:

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C of heartbreak
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« Reply #184 on: Apr 16, 2008, 04:29:13 PM »

that kid's got a longass thumb
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #185 on: Apr 16, 2008, 04:56:08 PM »

all the better to drop it with, my dear
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #186 on: Apr 16, 2008, 04:57:07 PM »

That kid looks like it already been dropped on top of him
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Wally
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« Reply #187 on: Apr 16, 2008, 05:59:19 PM »

Tomorrow would have been my dad's 48th birthday. I miss him a hell of a lot. And maybe because I've had a few beers or maybe because I've not talked about him to anyone apart from grace since he died, I kinda wanna talk about him now. So, I'm going to do that now, not much, but a little, so feel free to move on to the next post. Best description ever of my da was that he looked liked the bassist for a bad rock band and sounded like the centre back of the team you wanted to play every sunday if your team were looking for a trophy. What I mean is that he was born in 1960 in a town called Burnley. His dad was a miner, and by the time my dad was fifteen so was he, by the time he was 20 the mine was closed down one of the first in the country the same year, the same year I was born and he was a father for the first time . I dunno much about his life before I was born, I know he spent a couple of years in prison, I know growing up he got his ass kicked by his dad many many times. Him and my ma got by for a few years until they figured that Burnley was perhaps not the best place for me and my sisters to be raised in, or at least not the place that they'd be able to give us the best life possible. When my dad was 25 he and my mum went back to school, over the next five years they got there GCSE's, their A-levels, and finally became qualified teachers. It took a while, it meant that me, Jade and Tanya had to leave them and live with our grandparents for a little bit. It kinda meant that our family would be destroyed, but my dad did it because he didn't want me to wake up the same way he had to. That is wake up in a blind fury, looking for ways to hurt other people. Because that's the one thing I'll always know about my da, he was angry but he managed to get rid of the violence that his dad had passed onto him, once I was born he never laid a rough hand on anyone he loved, or at least not in front of me. I felt the hand of his dad, and the only time me and my dad had a conversation was when I moved back into Nottingham in 2001 and for the first time we talked about where he was from, so I know how hard it was for him to hold his hand back away from me. 

When we moved to Nottingham he was nearly 30, and he hated being so far away from the place he was raised. And this never changed. He helped so many people working at the local FE college, so pissed off with his own life he stuck his nose into the lives of anyone who was getting shafted. In the first few years living in Nottingham, we had so many eastern european refugees living in our house not one of Pete Hildreth's children knew who our uncles were and who they weren't.

From the day we moved to nottingham until I was thirteen me and dad would travel up to Burnley every fortnight. We'd go to watch Burnley struggle away against which ever shit third rate team they were playing against. Those trips up from Nottingham to Burnley were probably, nah, they were the only time me and him talked. Because unlike me he knew when to keep his trap shut, in fact he taught me that know one wants to hear your bull shit because everyone has bullshit.  But making that drive he'd talk about what happend before i was born, about the Burnley football teams of the sixties and seventies, about the mighty jimmy mac. And when he told me stories about his life as a confused teenager I got an idea of what he'd sacrificed to get from there to where he was. THat is, to go from being an angry kid to father who suffocated the violence he'd learnt. And that, pretty much, is how I learnt to be a man. Well to be a decent human being. THe lesson being that a thousand things might send you one way, but if its not the way you wanna go you can find a way out.

He was alright, my dad. He tried real hard, and all the words that come from my mouth could not express that enough.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #188 on: Apr 16, 2008, 06:04:25 PM »

Wally, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Thanks.
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milesofsparks
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« Reply #189 on: Apr 16, 2008, 06:46:49 PM »

Wally, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Thanks.

Wally, your being around more is one of the main reasons I check into LPTJ these days.
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« Reply #190 on: Apr 16, 2008, 07:08:41 PM »

Wally, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Thanks.

Wally, your being around more is one of the main reasons I check into LPTJ these days.

me too. I leave when he does. sorry guys.
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« Reply #191 on: Apr 17, 2008, 01:53:49 AM »

Wow, Wally. That was really excellent.
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« Reply #192 on: Apr 17, 2008, 06:08:12 AM »

Wally, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Thanks.

Wally, your being around more is one of the main reasons I check into LPTJ these days.

You do?

Wally- well said.  I get the feeling English blokes are similar to Irish fellas in their general inability / unwillingness to put fathers and emotions in the same sentence, even on the internet, but your post suggests that your dad's effort to break the mould is yielding great dividends.  Take it handy today, eh?
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milesofsparks
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« Reply #193 on: Apr 17, 2008, 09:31:21 AM »

Wally, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Thanks.

Wally, your being around more is one of the main reasons I check into LPTJ these days.

You do?

I don't have much to say, so mostly I just read, lol, and move on.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #194 on: Apr 17, 2008, 02:54:55 PM »

On the chalkboard, from the class previous to the one I just sat down for:

"EXISTENTIALISM:
1) Existence/essence
2)Anguish
3)Absurdity
4)Nothingness
5)Death
6)Alienation

7) POOP"
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Wally
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« Reply #195 on: Apr 17, 2008, 02:57:22 PM »

shopping list?
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #196 on: Apr 17, 2008, 03:00:38 PM »

8) Diapers
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Wally
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« Reply #197 on: Apr 17, 2008, 03:01:22 PM »

9) book of dead baby jokes
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« Reply #198 on: Apr 17, 2008, 03:46:43 PM »

ok, wait a sec. which thread was number 10,000?
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Wally
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« Reply #199 on: Apr 17, 2008, 03:47:31 PM »

That one over there.
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