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  1. Ettiquette For Dummies

    I'm a shitty fucking mood today.
    It didn't start that way.
    Even though it was rainy and I didn't want to get out of bed, by the time I got in my car for my hour long drive to work I was feeling pretty good.
    I opened the doors to customers at 11:55 am. By 12:10 I was ready to go home.

    Nine times out of ten, the only people who are at my door first thing are people needing cash. Cash for diapers, cash for smokes, cash for drugs, and cash cash cash cash. One ...
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  2. The Wednesday Streets of East Philly: story one - Young Dog Trap

    When I grew up, we ate cheesesteak, root for the Eagles, watched Fresh Prince, and went down the corner to see what Dog Trap was up to. Of course, back then he was called Skirt Cone. We were ten.

    Skirt was a middle child of eight and he talked like it. He knew everything and he was loud. And when he was funny, he was funny. But we only got to see him every other year, before he'd wear his moms out and she'd pack him up and send him to his dad in Red Hook, who it turn only put up with
    ...
    Tags: cats, philly
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  3. Two days at Comic Con

    This past week I had the chance to spend Thursday and Friday at Comic Con in San Diego. It was only the third year I have attended but it keeps getting crazier. More and more people, more and more lines, and most importantly... more and more shit to buy.

    I didn't want to bog down the thread with pictures but I did want to share a small sample of pics I took so I decided to make a blog entry. If you have the chance to attend, I would recommend it. Whatever you are into, it is represented ...
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  4. Shake it quake it space kaboom.

  5. on the topic of boobies

    RE: 46237

    Coming out your mouth with your blah, blah, blah Zip your lips like a padlock And meet me in the back With the Jack and the jukebox I don't really care where you live at Just turn around, boy, let me hit that Don't be a little bitch with your chit chat Just show me where your dick's at Music starts, listen hot stuff I'm in love with this song So just hush, baby, shut up Heard enough Stop, talk, talk, talking that blah, blah, blah Think you'll be getting this? Nah, nah, nah ...

    Updated 22 Sep 2010 at 02:08 AM by Doc Holliday

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  6. US Tax News - 20100805

    So this just happened - IRS Removes Debt Indicator for 2011 Tax Filing Season.

    Here are corporate responses to this news by H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt. Stock prices in both companies fell as a result of this news.

    When individual tax returns are electronically filed, they are acknowledged in a data set which also includes the so called Debt Indicator. If the taxpayer has outstanding amounts owed to a Federal or State agency - for anything from back taxes to unpaid ...
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  7. Rules 1 & 2

    I support them, much like the US supported the Taliban in the 80's. Now, I do not condone 2/3 of the shit they do -- a minority of the raids, the daily CP that is part of that life -- but I deal with it for the genuine no-punches-pulled humor and the words inserted into our collective lexicon in trade.

    In fact, I can't imagine a world world without them. It's like a boom town in the wild west and Anon is the mafia is running the show! But no matter how much the outside world portray ...

    Updated 05 Aug 2010 at 05:33 PM by Doc Holliday

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  8. Plastic Fantastic

    I'm flat broke again and I need a better way to pass the time away than polishing off a lukewarm forty while listening to mp3s out of a tinny laptop speaker. It's another humid Saturday night in New York City and I've got shit to do but fool myself into being productive. Before I know it this weekend'll be over and I'll be back at the plantation before I know it.

    I started thinking about how cool it was to write about video games but then that got me to thinking about how much disposable ...
  9. Recycling: Toy Story 3

    As a full grown man I was thinking about how there was no way I could watch this thing by myself. People would think I was some weird pervert that likes sniffing every seat around him to get his willies out. Luck would have it that one of my ladyfriends from work called me up telling me she wanted to see and I was apparently obligated to treat her to it. Fine.

    She was caught me at a good time because I hadn't watched a Hollywood movie since Inglorious Basterds last year. I was just ...
  10. TNL classic theme is back? Yes, this is good.

    I can stand looking at TNL again! It's a miracle. Seriously, this is great and whoever designed it deserves multiple thumbs up. So here you go!

    Do any of you suckers use Twitter? I used to hate Twitter but now I like Twitter. My username there is naughtysecrets. Let's be friends!

    Updated 06 Jul 2010 at 08:01 PM by Nick

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  11. snuff glasses

    Do you drink? Do you like to drink hard alcohol straight?

    Well, you need a snuff glass.

    What is a snuff glass? Well back in the day (and maybe now) they would sell snuff (tobacco product) would come in a glass. Think jam glasses, but with tobacco. Remember how jam would come in a small glass with Pikachu? Kind of like that.

    Anyway, snuff glasses are perfect for drinking. Want the right amount of water to take your pills at night before bed? Snuff glass. ...

    Updated 02 Jul 2010 at 10:50 AM by Nick

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  12. KA-KLANG KA-KLANG KA-KLANG KA-KLANG KA-KLANG KA-KLANG

    There's a common misconception concerning me going around the community I work in. No, not the racism stuff, that is true. No, I am referring to the idea that I hate kids. I don't hate kids. I love kids (w'sup Mzo, Shine). I have friends who are kids. I do hate the "parents" of most kids that come into the shop though. I put that in quotes because I think parents is a misnomer for these people. From what I can tell, there isn't any parenting going on.

    I'm going to ...
  13. Minibosses in Long Beach - July 5th @ 9pm

    I was about to make a thread for this but since it's only newsworthy to a smaller TNL set, maybe this will do. The Minibosses, a pretty good 8-bit/NES coverband is playing at Alex's Bar in Long Beach at 9pm on July 5th. It's like $8 cover at the door and the place is...intimate, so expect it to fill relatively quick. Although a pretty nice venue for local bands, how Minibosses heard of it, or how Alex's heard of them is downright weird.

    Maybe it has to do with the bar being a location ...

    Updated 29 Jun 2010 at 05:24 AM by Hero

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  14. Y'all Got Cash?

    Ah Summer Time!
    How I loathe thee.
    Summer means the stinky people that frequent the store are even stinkier.

    Summer means the greasy people that frequent the store are even greasier. Seriously. Usually I only have to wipe down the glass showcases at the end of the day. But if the temperature outside hits anywhere higher than 72 then the glass looks like someone smeared Vaseline all over it within minutes of opening the door.

    Summer means everyone has ...

    Updated 24 Jun 2010 at 05:19 PM by Some Stupid Japanese Name

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  15. Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down

    Now this is a story all about how
    My life got flipped turned upside down
    And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
    I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air

    In West Philadelphia born and raised
    On the playground is where I spent most of my days
    Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
    And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school
    When a couple of guys who were up to no good
    Started makin' trouble in my ...

    Updated 23 Jun 2010 at 11:37 AM by Nick

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