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    I was born in the summer of my 27th year. I went home to a place I'ld never been before. There, on Ventura highway in the sunshine, the days were longer and the nights were stronger than moonshine.

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    What Have You Watched Recently?

    I did see the first part of 'Buster Scruggs', but I've always had issue with the titular character being eliminated before the halfway point. I know it's supposed to be a set of vignettes, but they had enormous opportunity to choose some other title for the whole. Mostly, I've been catching up with Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
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    I challenge you!

    Jabberwock, but that's just personal preference... I've always had a tove fetish. Maintaining a theme: wabe vs courtyard
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: What's he moaning about? A: I'm not dead! I'm not dead! I'm not! I'm getting better! I don't want to go on the cart.... I feel fine! I think I'll go for a walk.... I feel happy! I feel happy!
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    I challenge you!

    Give it to Molly, mythological mental jiujitsu always defeats giants. In honor of NaNoWriMo, which read is more uncomfortable Lolita or Naked Lunch?
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: What did Mr. Pollack say when you asked him why his ex-wife was splattered with paint? A: She knew the job was dangerous when she took it.
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    A Thread for Random Movie Lines

    "Not really. That lame-brained freeway idea could only be cooked up by a Toon."
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: Doesn't the Constitution require the legislators to be human? A: Not really. That lame-brained freeway idea could only be cooked up by a Toon.
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    What about a speed of 12?

    When I started with first edition, there had been recent calculus lessons. I applied those processes to discovering what values were most cost effective (the CON equations took four pages). Until version 6, your best bet was a SPD of 9 and a DEX as high as you could afford. The version one character I created had a 35 DEX with his 9 SPD. He was fun to play till the opposition figured out he would avoid anything that wasn't an area affect.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    The Patriot Act was signed by Bush. The NDAA (which is the act that funds the military, and is regularly revised and updated) in 2012 was signed by Obama, who actually stated “The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.” Those provisions remain on the books, and can be interpreted to allow the president to send the military to detain indefinitely anyone that has been labeled a terrorist by the president. It's always said those that do not learn from history are destined to repeat it, so for a historical parallel you may want to look up the Reichstag Fire Decree.
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    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    As unpleasant as this will be, the truth is the truth. The reporter asking the question is, at best, uninformed or, at worst, intending no more than propaganda. Two factors have combined to make it so the federal government doesn't have to suspend habeas corpus to do whatever they want with the migrant caravan. The first factor is the assertion that the migrant caravan is infiltrated by terrorists. Once this assertion is made, the second factor gives the POTUS carte blanch on his actions. Our public memories are short, so I'll remind everyone that the NDAA has been signed into law. The government has the authority to assert that ANYONE is a terrorist and have them captured and detained by the military without recourse to any court system, and therefore free of habeas corpus. This nibble at your civil liberties came directly from the senate, please be sure to let them know how you feel about it.
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    A Thread for Random Movie Lines

    "Okay. Right now, I'd like to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad, depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he's repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! Hope you'll ENJOY it!"
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    Using Alternate Characteristics

    Entangle is essentially a non-destructive method to make the target inanimate, so inanimate objects would not react to an entangle. Once the color is removed, there is none more black.
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    Songs for a Halloween Playlist

    How about Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare and Back From The Dead?
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    I challenge you!

    I've always thought we lost one of the greats when Mr. Varney passed, and refuse to acknowledge anyone named after a parrot. So, how about: Norwegian Blue vs Norwegian Wood
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    Funny pics

    Well, technically surface in the digestive tract is contiguous with the surface on your palms and the bottom of your feet, so why worry about it.