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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 21, 2014 - 6:27pm

When I was in highschool the only bee hive factory in America at the time misprinted our number on like 10,000 of their mailings.  Hilarity did not ensue.   

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

Oh Dwayne, not funny. Wait, did you say Hillary didn't come to see you?

Also, what year was that? We've had beekeepers in my state for like, forever.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 21, 2014 - 8:11pm

Well, no she didn't, but we didn't want her too so it worked out.

Not beekeepers, beehive factory.  As in the people who make artificial bee hives and bee supplies.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/kelley-walter-co-bee-hive-factory-clarkson

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 21, 2014 - 8:28pm

I could make a bees knees joke, but I'll say this instead.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 21, 2014 - 8:56pm

@Dwayne: What!! there are fake beehives!!??! Lord what is the world coming to??? We're doomed!!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 22, 2014 - 4:48am

Artificial isn't the same as a fake. 

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 22, 2014 - 7:48am

I think an argument could be made against that statement.  

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Jason Griffin from Beyond is reading Going Postal April 22, 2014 - 10:11am

What would your zombie killing weapon of choice be?

Hit it With a Taxi: Zombie Edition.

OMG

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Jason Griffin from Beyond is reading Going Postal April 22, 2014 - 10:21am

Food item that has since been discontinued and makes you sad---go!

Mountain Dew in a sixteen ounce bottle, pre high fructose corn syrup era.

You're not fooling me with your throwback fakery.

Right across this street at Cunningham’s was the drugstore fountain where he had his first, and probably last, legitimate cherry Mountain Dew in the pre-H.F.C.S. era.  Somewhere along the line the companies lowered their standards and the people followed suit.  The tastes he had in his possession were sole survivors of a bygone age.  This town had become a ghost of what it was.  Death by Wal Mart.

OMG

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 22, 2014 - 11:56am

@Jason G:  Okay whatever drug you're on, you must share with everyone!  :)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 22, 2014 - 12:02pm

Everyone but her.

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Jason Griffin from Beyond is reading Going Postal April 22, 2014 - 12:31pm

I'm on the Sheen.  Are you sure you want some?

 

The great pioneers in this area hadn’t been totally reduced to babbling idiots.  Lemmy survived Hawkwind and yet still managed to tour and write an advice column for some women’s magazine.  Maybe he could Charlie Sheen himself back to health in the grand Vatican assassin style, drink the old tiger’s blood--of course that drug was not available, and if you tried it once you would die, your face would melt off, and your children would weep over your totaled body.  So really, there was no hope for the future.

OMG

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 22, 2014 - 12:45pm

I got 99 problems, weeping kids ain't one.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 22, 2014 - 2:19pm

@Dwayne: why not me? :)

@Jason:  Sorry, but anything w/Charlie Sheen's name on it is not my idea of a good time.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 22, 2014 - 6:34pm

@Justwords - I didn't even know you had kids.  I thought you were a guy until the other day.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 22, 2014 - 8:38pm

@Dwayne: What!!?! The kids aren't the issue; you said  "Everyone but her" to my request that Mr. Jason share his goodies (until he told me what they are; that's when I declined, hearing the name "Charlie Sheen" -- shudder!). How did you discover my gender, sir? And it's kid, singular, and he's out of the nest finally (I think, who knows nowadays--they keep coming back for money)!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 23, 2014 - 6:39am

@Jason - When Charlie Sheen sits around and talks about someone who says crazy stuff he always brings me up.

@Justwords - I said not her because it let me get the last post for a while and it messed with you.

I found out you are a woman April 18, 2014 - 8:46am (EST) when I read your post from April 17, 2014 - 3:47pm (EST).

@Dwayne: Yea verily, we are truly trapped in the past here in some things... I personally haven't owned white gloves since I was a little girl...

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 23, 2014 - 6:51am

boom

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 23, 2014 - 2:22pm

Damn! Busted. There goes the disguise.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 23, 2014 - 2:50pm

Yeah, me and my mad reading skills.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! April 23, 2014 - 3:14pm

I step away for 5 minutes and have lost the entire plot.  Ah well.  That happens.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 23, 2014 - 4:58pm

@Dwayne: no you win by default--mine. I forgot what I posted. Also, you really thought I was a guy? Hmmm....

 

@RG: plot that not a big a deal; just improvise!!

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! April 23, 2014 - 8:11pm

"I taste like the dreams of mad children" sprayed onto a wall in the abandoned Clairvaux Tuberculosis Hospital

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 23, 2014 - 9:16pm

I didn't really think about your gender much honestly.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 23, 2014 - 10:49pm

@D:  I'm insulted by your low expectations, sir! 

@RG: Whoa girl! You have one hellva power in improvisation! (crowd goes wild, clapping, whistling, lighting fires, generally out of control, etc.)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 24, 2014 - 7:58am

I guess it will be worse when I point out that I had no expectations at all?

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 24, 2014 - 2:48pm

Not really Dwayne; in the light of day now, I would not be surprised if you had no expectations of most things. :)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 24, 2014 - 3:11pm

I have expectations, I just don't care about them.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 24, 2014 - 6:37pm

I would have thought you'd have to care one way or the other; why have them at all?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 25, 2014 - 7:22am

Because hope is a little seed that you put in good soil, fertilize, water, prune, and make sure has lots of sunshine.  And if you do all that, it grows up into disappointment!

But also, I mean things I've noticed a pattern in but don't really care about.  Neigbor litters my dog has learned how to open most doors, stuff like that.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 25, 2014 - 2:16pm

Ah. Got it. You must have been disappointed a lot to be so pessimistic, or is that your natural disposition?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 25, 2014 - 3:02pm

Just observant. 

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! April 25, 2014 - 3:53pm

Realist.  Is that a swear word?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 25, 2014 - 4:41pm

It is what mean people call people who aren't mentally ill to the point of self-delusion.  

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 25, 2014 - 4:45pm

I think you can be a realist and remain optimistic generally. You can lose friends when you're too negative. Unless you shun friendship, Dwayne?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 25, 2014 - 7:15pm

Depends on the friend. 

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 25, 2014 - 9:07pm

Sigh. You know you're impossible, right?

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! April 25, 2014 - 11:27pm

Self delusion is a very useful skill at times.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 26, 2014 - 4:40am

I'm serious.  If someone cares about me, and is a decent person I'll try to be there friend.  If someone is all into crack I might try to help them, but a little distance can be a good thing.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 26, 2014 - 7:37pm

"A little distance can be a good thing."    

Well, depends on what's going on. But, seriously, how many people do you know on crack? Nevermind, don't need to know, it's rhetorical in nature.

Trying to decide if the "offense is the best defense" is a natural fit for you, or if something else caused this interesting attitude. 

 

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 26, 2014 - 11:18pm

Plausible deniability. A lot of people keep their social circles small: one or two friends, a handful of peers and associates, and any number of acquaintances. The numbers and connection vary widely from person to percon (of course). To an outside observer and at a casual glance it may seem like an individual has a lot of friends, but if you know what to look for, you can see the social distance. It's a valuable targeting tool.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 27, 2014 - 6:30am

I do have a fairly large social circle, just willing to avoid some people. 

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I believe it is time I get back to the workshop. I want those achievements.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 27, 2014 - 4:10pm

Grigori: a valuable targeting tool for what? People to avoid?

Dwayne: I agree there are some acquaintances (not really friends) that need to be avoided.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated April 27, 2014 - 6:01pm

That is the way things go.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! April 27, 2014 - 7:01pm

It's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you.  (not my own work)

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 27, 2014 - 8:32pm

@justwords:

I've worked with some interesting people who did different types of vulnerability assessments. On the low end it was all about interviews and observation. The high end was old school OSS/CIA tradecraft that makes a good premise for a spy thriller.

 

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 27, 2014 - 9:34pm

@Grigori-- 

You've just gone "above my pay grade." I'm curious as to how one would cut off that behaviour after work hours; how would you be able to have any kind of personal life? I guess one doesn't, huh? Stress incarnate.

One of my friends' father was in the original OSS during WWII; he never talked about it. Friend still has dad's tiny camera & position locator (can't remember the official name of it). 

When I was in an AP English course just before college, we had to write an essay (pop quiz) on "Man's Inhumanity to Man." I stared at a blank page for almost 20 minutes, trying to figure out how to narrow that topic down to a 1500-2000 word paper. The subject has stayed with me since; I got an A+, but I honestly can't tell you what I even put down. Dark subject.

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 27, 2014 - 9:40pm

@Justwords:

Actually, psychology classes in college pretty much killed the dating scene for me (there were other contributing factors, but that was the leading one). After joining the military I found myself hanging around with MPs (military Police), CI (counter intelligence), and interrogators more often than not. That just made the cynicism I already possessed flourish. My already high standards for relationships went up a notch or seven.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby April 28, 2014 - 9:51am

@Grigori--

Your cynicism probably served you well in the military. I'm not sure Nietzsche was right about getting stronger if you don't die; people can break pretty easily from terrible events, even if they do survive.