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Bill the Splut
12:45 AM ET (US)
WOW, just let me apologize to all of you. I'm supposed to get automatic email reminders of when people comment, but somehow that got turned off. Probably by Byron stomping on the keyboard. So I thought no one had said anything here.

Zef: It is not remotely 18 inches, it was right down to the handgrip. I also cut the stock down to as small as possible. It fit in my mouth better. They're also not, IMO, throwing the book at me. I surrendered the gun as well as myself voluntarily. The fact that they waited a year, and the booking cop's lack of urgency and hostility, makes me at least hope that this will be a formality. I was told "We just want to clear this off the books," so it may just be more a bookkeeping issue than some Threat to Public Safety. As to them screwing me: I'M WHITE, so no. The screwing would've begun with them storming my house and ended with fucking killing me 5 minutes later.

Lils: I get a public defender when I get there. I'd rather the gummint went hard on gun owners than easy.

Fal, re horror tootsies: **barf**
12:15 PM ET (US)
Sorry to hear about that man. Glad it wasn't any worse for you.
ZefielPerson was signed in when posted
09:09 PM ET (US)
Bill, I’ve been thinking and reading, and since it’s been a whole year, could it be that the police knows your shotgun is still within the legal limits, but they’re trying to screw with you? If the barrel is still 18 inches at least it doesn’t qualify under the illegal definition of sawed-off shotgun, sawing isn’t the issue, the length is... I noticed the addition of the paragraph about the Thompsons, so you possibly already know all of this, but yeah, please get legal counsel, even if it sucks to pay a lawyer it is better than letting cops win or worse, take you away
10:21 PM ET (US)
Holy shit, Bill. Is this a Liberal Connecticut Thing? I mean, WTF? >:(

Your court date is on my birthday. The present I'm asking for this year is for these bullshit charges to be dropped.


PS: David says you should NOT show up without a lawyer. You should be able to find one who will accept payments if you can't afford one outright.
Edited 09-07-2020 10:22 PM
ZefielPerson was signed in when posted
08:35 PM ET (US)
It makes my blood boil how much of a gun worship culture you have over there, and how easy it is to get all sorts of stuff (over here we're not allowed to have semi autos, or anything over a certain, weak caliber) and yet they're throwing the book at you. I'm not joking or anything, it legit makes me furious.
07:23 PM ET (US)
Chicken feet/paws make great soup. Also popular during dim sum, I think braised in oyster sauce and five spice? Also have had stir-fried with hot pepper sauce in Korea.
11:47 AM ET (US)
Re: Chicken feet surplus, that's odd because I don't think your town has a very high percentage of hispanic population?

01:06 AM ET (US)
Haha yeah, I was the riiiight demographic age when RoTJ came out, I'm told I would watch all 3 movies back to back, and it took me the longest time, probably until I was 14 and starting to read Bill's page, that I started to realize that not everyone was ok with Ewoks, and that some people straight up hated them! Maybe that's why I like Porgs now.
12:44 PM ET (US)
Good to hear from you Bill.

Yeah re: Star Wars, I think it's "the whole new trilogy was just an alternative time line" and the Emperor has some magic mirrory time line bullshit (and mentions the mirrors in some of the new movies, the self-exploration stuff echoing Luke seeing his own face under Vader's mask in the Degobah Tree)

I agree I wish they had let Rian Johnson continue it - his refutation of the fan-boy-ism of the first postquel was a lot more interesting than J J Abrams refutation of the refutation.

But mostly I hate all the whiney, self-aggrandizing hate of the new movies. Like, I'm a huge RotJ because of all the spaceships, but if I was a bit older and more aware wouldn't I think Ewoks were like the dumbest thing ever? People tend to love the Star Wars that hit when they're 10 and be suspicious of anything coming after.
10:12 AM ET (US)
Your date for the new entry is 7/20. You have no idea how much that confused me, first thing here in the morning. Have I traveled back in time? Has Bill? How do we get him back?

InExOb callbacks kill me. Karen the Crab Girl!! Bless you, my son.

Thanks to the new meds making me cry all the time, the 'steamed hams' video did just that. I kept thinking about how much work must've went into it, and what a great song that is, and...waterworks. But that was awesome. Thanks so much for passing it along. ❤
01:41 AM ET (US)
I haven't read the link yet but to what point in the timeline would you 'reset' SW to? to make the prequels never happen? the newest sequels? Let's just pretend TLJ never happened and let Rian Johnson take another whack at it!
Bill the Splut
08:26 PM ET (US)
The "weird" thing I mentioned is about the fact that, with Jess, I simply become invisible to the oglers. I put that to me being slotted in the "ugly scrawny nerd" category, but I'd put David in the "handsome older man physically fit enough to punch me" one. Hmm, interesting.

One time I remember was when we in the antiques district of Putnam CT, which is not a place you'd expect to find a biker bar flying the Gadsden flag, but it does. We were walking up the street and some biker on a Harley--and if you're picturing an old dude dressed like he was a third of his age without a helmet from a 60s Roger Corman movie, you're right, bikers are pretty much always guys who should've already passed their mid-life crisis. He stared at her, then gunned his engines at the red light as loud as he could. We both put our fingers in our ears, and while I couldn't hear what she screamed a foot away, I didn't have to be a lip reader to know it was "WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE!!"
Suddenly his motor died down. Probably the same time as his boner did. I said "If you were trying impress the hot babe, dude, you failed!" And she said "What?" because we were both half deaf now.
04:25 PM ET (US)
Early on in our relationship, I was wolf-whistled and honked at by a passing motorist and David was over the moon: "OMG, I'm with the hot chick! This is the greatest thing!" TBH, I'm accustomed to such backhanded tributes--why do these guys never realize that women aren't super keen on being honked and yelled at?--but it was a huge deal to David, bless him.

And I must confess that I've never seen Pee-Wee's Big Adventure in its entirety. I'll go sit in the corner and think about what I've done. Or rather, what I haven't done.
Bill the Splut
02:05 AM ET (US)
Yes, but they named the corn SECOND. Otherwise, it would've been called "corn." Were the pegs in the shoes made of corn THIS IS MY QUESTION. Did the soles fall off after the wearer was attacked by hungry crows?

Raw liver looks like uncured leather. Do they sell shoe-liver liver? And "Oh no, badgers are eating my shoes! Also, my feet!"

(yeah, yeah, they probably bred some corn that looked that way after shoes were invented, but where's the fun in that?)
04:03 PM ET (US)
Apparently a shoe peg is a small wooden piece that was used to attach the sole of a shoe to the upper by some cobblers?
09:21 AM ET (US)
Yeah. I guess it's also useful to remember that it's not just one thing, like hoarding; there can be supply side problems, like we might be seeing with meat and suspended packing plants, and then there's just legit off balanced demand as demand that used to be served by public orgs (like food from restaurants) or institution (like TP for poopin' at work) gets directed to at home suppliers like the grocery. Or odd little meme things like "oh i should bake!"
And then there's the synergy, where the other reasons lead to more "hoarding" - or not even hoardings, if enough people are semi-sensibly stocking up, that can leave plenty of shelves empty.
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