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Old 10-08-2017, 10:49 AM
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Luckily, there weren't any of those where I visited, or maybe I would be dead. I think I read something long ago, I think in Readers' Digest of all places, written by a guy who was (either encouraged or egged on) by a neighbor of a rural relative, along with his boyhood friend, to throw themselves into a mudpit & work themselves out, and to go out into sub-zero weather in their underwear. He looked at this as a good thing in terms of survival. These days, somebody would be in jail.

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:24 PM
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Lol, to Spike commending the luck of not having any muskeg where he visited, I wonder if he was the kid who got his tongue stuck to the icy flagpole?

My only experience with pigs was at a dress up party, in an area of Victoria well known for being a safe haven for flower children, and people interested in persuing very herbal, but not very legal, medicine, which is generally smoked. As the night wore on someone liberated the pig and piglets. It is hard to unsee a 6 foot tall penis and his partner, a 5 foot 3 potato, and a man dressed in overalls and a trowel, and his partner dressed as a brick, chasing the lil piggies around the yard.

We went as the Flintstones, and one Rubble, because I had only two children at the time. (I still don't believe that Pebbles would have married Bamm-Bamm).

Bear Grylls is sometimes only as smart as the average bear, as proven in the link. Anecdotal evidence is, so very often for me, good enough as scientifc proof.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:52 PM
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Just an idea. Feel free to write about whatever you'd like

Heyyyy....Brisul, how did we do? xxflops
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:35 PM
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Not good enough... The bots are at it again
Got any more interesting stories involving teenagers or miscellaneous wildlife?
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:19 PM
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The most interesting thing about these spambots is that they advertise some sort of writing agency that claims to help people write papers and things like that, yet their posts are written in gibberish that barely qualifies as English.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:27 PM
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I wonder if they are the same people who write the fortune cookie fortunes?
At any rate, it's a bit ironic that they offer their questionable services in the forums of a word game where most players have a pretty good vocabulary and share a certain measure of love for the English language, which the bots manage to butcher completely.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:11 AM
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I struggled to work out what they were advertising, and what you would do with whatever it is. Part of it refers to practicing for American citizenship tests...which they wouldn't be able to pass with the quality of writing they/it provides. Can we assume that the advertising is written by the product they are trying to sell?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:21 AM
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Heyyyy....Brisul, how did we do? xxflops

I can't believe you got seventeen pages of conversation! Incredible! I tip my hat to all of you wordsmiths that were able to continue a running dialogue for as long as you did.

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Old 10-13-2017, 03:45 AM
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I almost feel sorry for it. Kind of like a cross between Wall-e and the little match girl.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:59 AM
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I almost feel sorry for it. Kind of like a cross between Wall-e and the little match girl.
I probably shouldn't have said that. It makes them sound more sympathetic than annoying & contemptible. Maybe I should have come with an "evil invaders from outer space" story line instead. (By the way, not having kids or other young relatives, I had to look up Wall-e just to know what you were talking about.)

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