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  1. BaconNeggs says:

    Dont know if anyone here has noticed this story of recent Chinese Navy vs the Philippines fishermen, but its taking place just over 100 miles from Subic Bay.

    Given the US Military pullout of Okinawa leaving a power vacuum, the Chinese seem eager to flex its Military muscles, by now claiming the fishing grounds off the Philippines coast.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough_Shoal

  2. notamobster says:

    I saw the story on Breitbart. We still have a shit ton of troops in Japan. My oldest friend in the world is their for 3 more years. He just made Chief.

    The Chinese have apparently claimed these waters for some time. They are now moving to assert their claim.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Well, the troops on Okinawa are being moved to Guam and Guam is as close to the Philippines.

  4. notamobster says:

    How could anyone forget about the Okinawa-Guam move? What with the risk of capsizing the island and all…

  5. Bman says:

    Where is MadBrad?

  6. locke n load says:

    Beats me, thinking Florida?

  7. locke n load says:

    OK, for the record, I’m on the home network now and testing a few last things before I replace the modem. Should be back and pestering you all shortly. For those who wondered, i was NOT abducted by Black Ops

  8. Bman says:

    “Beats me, thinking Florida?”

    …dick

  9. Slaphappypap says:

    Bman that was a total “Chicagoese” answer. Down here in the city we would retort with:

    “You walked into that one sir.”

    Locke, how’ve ya been?

  10. locke n load says:

    Been doin good Slap, been doin good. Absolutely flabbergasted by this BS wireless issue but otherwise…
    Bman, until you spend a few years in Chicago my smart ass response might seem …odd. Oh well :) We all learn to be dicks by default up there, hehehehe.

  11. locke n load says:

    have tried everything, absolutely everything and it keeps coming back to the new hardware so DUH, I’m gonna replace it. Before I leave. Until then I have 3 kids throwing questions and commentary at me faster than flak at the B52′s. I’m getting knocked on my ass by a family that hasn’t seen me in 4 weeks so its looking like slow down, graba scotch, and smile time. I’ll get some gardening in, distribute the 2400 lbs of Iowa dirt I brought home, and maybe smoke a few racks of ribs.

    Time away from you all has been frustrating to say the least. I’ll be back though. Soon as I get some crap squared away. Can’t believe I missed so much of the low hanging fruit recently..

  12. locke n load says:

    Happy Mothers Day all..

  13. notamobster says:

    Some people just want to be knocked out. That is all.

    (not directed at locke)

  14. Bman says:

    I know you were being a smartass Locke…I liked it. My response was in a playful way…but I’m sure you understood that.

  15. Bman says:

    “Some people just want to be knocked out. That is all.

    (not directed at locke)”

    I suspect it was directed at me. I didn’t have the privlage of meeting you all at last years Revopalooza. I’m pretty sure if you had met me, you all would’ve known that my comment was one that is quite common amoung friends. Even though I have never met any of you in person from this blog, I consider you all friends.

  16. notamobster says:

    I was referring to the tough guy that got his bell rung at the gas station yesterday for cussing the cashier to tears and trying to be Billy badass when checked on it.

    I knew you were joking bman. I wouldn’t make a comment about knocking someone out – to any of you guys. I didn’t want to go into too much detail. Sorry if you felt it was directed at you. Yoopers are hanyaks, without so much wind. I’m well versed in the ways of male bonding.

  17. R.D. Walker says:

    Brad is fine. He just has temporary connectivity problems.

  18. Slaphappypap says:

    I would hope we are all friends here. Otherwise, I’d start counting co-workers as friends. I’d like to throw most of those A-holes off the Chicago Skyway.

    Eh. I’d probably prefer them hitting some sort of pavement.

    I threw out my back working on my deck for my pool.

    I love painkillers. You guys are soooo awesommmmee.

  19. notamobster says:

    I just spent 2 hrs making a delicious meal from scratch:

    (Buttermilk/cayenne soaked) fried chicken
    corn on the cob
    baked beans (can)
    stuffing
    buttermilk biscuits (scratch)

    That buttermilk rolled in seasoned flour makes all the difference in the world when frying chicken!

    Man that’s good eatin!

  20. locke n load says:

    Ok, question for the masses…
    Is anyone else using a Verizon Jetpack 4g hotspot?

  21. KWMatthews says:

    Sorry, Locke, but I’m not.

    Just a thought, we really could write the audacity of competence. Grab any of us willing to contribute, then put it up on amazon and Barnes and noble. I have experience with formatting for the two platforms and I can find someone to do the cover.

    I know it wasn’t the original intention, but is anyone interested in making this a reality?

  22. notamobster says:

    I’d be interested in writing 2 chapters, Kenneth.

    “Why hope is so over-rated…” And “the little socialist that could.”

  23. KWMatthews says:

    Sweet! Any other takers?

  24. R.D. Walker says:

    Ken: Between, this blog, work, board meetings, church committee work, yard work, kids, grandkids and wife, I have a spare 30 seconds a week. I was planning to use that time to catch up on my sleep. Sorry.

  25. KWMatthews says:

    Sleep? Is that a French term or something?

  26. locke n load says:

    Well guys, I’m out on the road again tomorrow and Verizon still hasn’t resolved this damned modem issue. I might be AWOL for another several weeks. Hopefully I can get them to fix it, we’ll just have to see.
    Until then…

  27. Slaphappypap says:

    Anarchists without permit on Chicago’s South Side. NSFW Video. The Residents of Bridgeport were not thrilled with them being there.

    Hat Tip to Marathon Pundit

    http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2012/05/video-chicago-f-police-march-working.html

  28. R.D. Walker says:

    Donna Summer: 1948-2012

    Let me be the first to play this soon to be overplayed song.

  29. Trent says:

    What about this? The only thing I could think of while reading this is “Who is John Galt?”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/17/senators-target-facebook-co-founder-for-giving-up-citizenship/

  30. notamobster says:

    Holy balls!!!

    I am actually disturbed by a 9 yr old’ softball game. The opposing town makes all of it’s fielders wear a hanibal lecter style mask. They even have to wear it playing catch during warmups. Un-fracking-believeable. They even make their teenagers wear em.

    When they ran out on the field – our coach turned away in shock and dismay. I told him I recognized the look. My daughter was pitching last week and took a ball to the mouth. She walked it off and got right back in there.

    I hear about this sissy bullshit from other places, but it’s seriously disturbing to see it in person!

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    Phishing scam alert…

    Today my wife got a call on our home phone from a guy with an Indian accent who said he was from “Windows”. She told him to call back after I got home and, by god, he did.

    He said “Windows” had been getting alerts that my computer was infected. I played along. He went through a process in which he had me open the registry event log. Every computer is going to have registry errors. He told me the registry error symbols on the event log represented viruses. I acted shocked. At this point they sent me to a different person. I asked why and was told the first person had to deal with a family matter.

    Next he told me I should go to a web site. He gave me the URL of a site that allows remote control of computers for technical support. I was on the phone with them for about 15 minutes at this point.

    I sure as hell wasn’t going to any URL he sent me to so at this point, still using my computer neophyte voice I said, “I need to explain something to you, okay? Are you listening?”

    Then I changed voices: “Look I know who you are and I know your fucking phishing scam! I know that fucking registry errors are not viruses! I know your fucking game here! DO NOT CALL MY HOUSE AGAIN YOU PIECE OF….” Click. He hung up.

    Don’t fall for this scam, folks. Microsoft will not call you nor will anyone else. Registry errors not viruses.

    Just another Real Revo user service. :-)

  32. Uke says:

    Just another Real Revo user service. :-)

  33. jacksonsdad says:

    Every time I think of DONNA SUMMER I think of this. Sue me but WATCH IT as it will make you giggle every time…

    http://tinyurl.com/896taxo

  34. R.D. Walker says:

    An endorsement of sorts…

  35. Jim22 says:

    Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday & the priest almost fell down when he saw him. He’d never been to church in his life.

    After Mass, the priest caught up with him & said, “Murphy, I am so glad ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?”

    Murphy said, “I got to be honest with you Father, a while back, I misplaced me hat & I really, really love that hat. I know that McGlynn had a hat just like mine & I knew he came to church every Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass & figured he would leave it in the back ofchurch. So, I was going to leave after
    Communion & steal McGlynn’s hat.”

    The priest said, “Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn’t steal McGlynn’s hat. What changed your mind?”

    Murphy replied, “Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 Commandments I decided that I didn’t need to steal McGlynn’s hat after all.”

    With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile & said; “After I talked about ‘ Thou Shalt Not Steal’ ya decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in Hell?”

    Murphy slowly shook his head. “No, Father, after ya talked about ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery ‘, I remembered where I left me hat.”

  36. Locke n Load says:

    hot damn, i think verizon finally unblocked the Revo!

  37. R.D. Walker says:

    Yaaaaay!!!

  38. Locke n Load says:

    and all it took was 6 hours on the phone talking over the heads of their level 1 and 2 tech support. nothing ever gets accomplished until ya reach the engineers, sheesh

  39. Locke n Load says:

    It would seem the Revo IP has propagated through the system over the last 24 hrs.. I’ll keep checking as I roll down the road but this is looking good

  40. notamobster says:

    Any ninjas show up at the NATO summit,yet?

  41. Locke n load says:

    I’ll let you know if i can convince my brother to swing by for some fun Nota.
    Btw, i’m back off the grid, fix didnt hold.
    #&@%$*@!!!

  42. notamobster says:

    68% solar eclipse tonight around 1930hrs EST 1830 CST , etc…

  43. BrunDawg says:

    Officers with a good sense of humor…

  44. notamobster says:

    I’m a huge war movie guy… I just watched a ‘fictionalized accounting of the Tuskeegee Airmen’ called ‘Red Tails’ and it sucked gigantic, harry, sweaty, donkey balls!

    Does that make me a racist?

  45. KWMatthews says:

    My first short story is finally available on Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XOE3XG/

    I’m not sure how, but it ended up in the Children’s category under superheroes. I’ve actually made it to the number 4 and 12 spot with the first two stories. While I’m thrilled to be on the best sellers list for that category, I’m not certain that a story about a hired killer belongs there… XD

  46. sortahwitte says:

    KWM! Outstanding! Keep on keepin’ on!

  47. Bman says:

    Awesome Ken! I will download it on my Kindle when I get home tonight.

  48. R.D. Walker says:

    Welcome to Iowa.

    DUBUQUE, Iowa -A Cascade man was arrested outside of a Dubuque bar on Sunday night with a pet zebra and a macaw parrot in the front seat of his truck.

    Officers charged Jerald Reiter, 55, with OWI. Police reports say officers stopped him in the parking lot of the Dog House Lounge as he drove away in his truck. According to police, field sobriety tests showed Reiter had a blood alcohol level of .14. The legal limit in Iowa is .08.

  49. notamobster says:

    You know your party story is gonna be good if it involves a zebra and a macaw. Just saying.

    I have one with a baby goat and a bathtub. Crazy shit. First Sergeant made me get rid of it.

    Yep, me and Shirt were on a first name basis. Had regular meetings after every long weekend and most regular weekends. :-)

  50. sortahwitte says:

    Several years back, the drug bust that made the news was memorable. The Highway Patrol stopped a semi for erratic driving. Beside the 4 rednecks, inside was 3 tons of marijuana, 2 whole pit-cooked pigs and two strippers from Wisconsin. Just sayin’.

  51. R.D. Walker says:

    And now for an epic parenting failure.

    The incident happened at a laundermat in Camden, N.J., according to the station. The surveillance video is dated May 11, 2012.

    The Camden Police Department is working to identify the two adults believed to be the child’s parents.

    This version is much, much easier to watch.

    http://youtu.be/XcUhQKF_siE

  52. Locke n load says:

    Still stuck on my handheld so i’ll be brief.
    facebook sure looks likes a Put buy NOW, does it not? Despite that and dezpite the DESPICABLE atty looking for a bjllion dollar payday, pumped up valuations are neither unusual nor tortious. It is pRt and parcel of the game. The only reason this caseis getting consideration is the Occupy mentality. The press has been breached.
    that is all

  53. R.D. Walker says:

    Paul Fussell: 1924-2012

    Paul Fussell, the wide-ranging, stingingly opinionated literary scholar and cultural critic whose admiration for Samuel Johnson, Kingsley Amis and the Boy Scout Handbook and his withering scorn for the romanticization of war, the predominance of television and much of American society were dispensed in more than 20 books, died on Wednesday in Medford, Ore. He was 88.

    He wrote “Class”, one of the best books I ever read. In fact, I have read it at least four of five times.

  54. Locke n load says:

    Nuts. I’ll bet he didn’t have a TV prominently displayed in that house either, whaddya think RD? Probably still drove a 20 yr old car as well…

  55. R.D. Walker says:

    I would have liked to have had a few hours with him. His book “Wartime” is damned interesting too.

  56. notamobster says:

    Class was a pretty good book. Glad you guys turned me on to it.

  57. rj says:

    Hey Locke ya see many hot shot rigs out there? I’m thinking of a career change…go into business for myself.

  58. Locke n load says:

    Tell ya what rj, if you arent married and can entertain yourself for extended periods of time its an interesting job. Few are hardy enough to make it a career. There are 2 types out here, those that have to be, and those that CHOOSE to be. Those that have to be make it hell on the rest of us,lol.

    If you can think like a businessman, manage time and assets, plan, and most importantly aknowledge and learn from your mistakes.. well then you might do ok :)
    Theres a LOT of variables. If you get seriously thinking about it I’ll walk you through as many as you can handle

  59. Jim22 says:

    THE OFFICIAL TEXAS SHERIFF EXAM

    A young Texan grew up wanting to be a lawman. He grew up big, 6′ 2″, strong as a longhorn, and fast as mustang. He could shoot a bottle cap tossed in the air at 40 paces.

    When he finally came of age, he applied to where he had only dreamed of working: the West Texas Sheriff’s Department.

    After a series of tests and interviews, the Chief Deputy finally called him into his office for the young man’s last interview.

    The Chief Deputy said, “You’re a big strong kid and you can really shoot. So far your qualifications all look good, but we have, what you might call, an”Attitude Suitability Test”, that you must take before you can be accepted. We just don’t let anyone carry our badge, son.”

    Then, sliding a service pistol and a box of ammo across the desk, the Chief said, “Take this pistol and go out and shoot: six illegal aliens, six lawyers, six meth dealers, six Muslim extremists, six Democrats, and a rabbit.”

    “Why the rabbit?” queried the applicant.

    “Great attitude. You pass,” said the Chief Deputy. “When can you start?”

  60. notamobster says:

    5 funny commercials:

  61. Notamobster says:

    I’m watching An AWESOME movie from 1983 on netflix, called “the final countdown”.

    How have I never heard of this movie? The USS Nimitz hits a time warp north of NAS Pearl Harbor and gets transported to 06DEC41. The day before pearl harbor. Great premise and very well made, thus far. Martin Sheen and Kirk Douglas. Top Gun quality film.

    Definite recommend, so far. Will advise in an hour or so, when it’s done.

  62. R.D. Walker says:

    I saw that in the theater when it came out. In 2005 I got to take a VIP flight from Guam out to the Nimitz. We were about 150 miles east of Saipan in the exact waters the US fleet was in during the Marianas Turkey Shoot. As I watched air operations from the deck, I kept thinking about that movie and looking for Zeros.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      This is me and Guam Senator Rory Respicio just before our catapult launch off of the deck of the Nimitz in a C-2 Greyhound.

      They let us stand on the deck while they landed literally 20 feet in front of us.

      Look at the smoke coming off the tailhook.

  63. Notamobster says:

    Those pics are awesome. I’ll bet that was a great adventure.

    As for the flick – it was good. I like movies with a possible alternate historical narrative. I really enjoyed “the eagle has landed”, too.

    I was as disappointed by not seeing the Nimitz destroy the entire Japanese fleet, as I was that the Nazis didn’t get Churchill in “eagle”.

    I loved that tv show “sliders”.

  64. R.D. Walker says:

    That was always my reaction to that movie too. I wanted to see a few F-14s sink the whole Japanese fleet.

  65. jacksonsdad says:

    My dad was a seaman… a baker on a destroyer during WWII. Hardest working MFer I’ve ever known… hands down. God rest his soul. I was thinking about him on this beautiful Memorial Day and wondering what he would think about the current state of the politics of Our Great Country. I believe he would say something like this…

    “If ever there was a time for the republican party to have a devout Mormon as it’s presidential candidate it is now. The scumbags on the other side this time around are not the usual breed of political rival. They will stoop to any level to assassinate their opponent… up to and including fabricating all manner of smears. Mitt Romney is immune to the smears. It’s water off a ducks back to him.

    Right now they are desperately searching for Mitt’s ‘kryptonite’ but they are running out of time and they know it. They’re already grasping at straws like his business experience (that’s a BAD thing?) and high school pranks as they try mightily to deflect any and all attention from the worst POTUS in modern history. Obowma is acting like an underdog for good reason. Mitt and Barack in a side-by-side comparison… it’s a no-brainer!

    Just when we needed him most, Superman showed up! He’s Team Obama’s worst nightmare and he deserves all the support we can give him.”
    _________

    If it really was my old man saying those things there would have been a coupla “Praise Jesus’” and “Thank God Almighty”‘s thrown in for seasoning but… I believe that’s pretty much what he’d be thinking right about now.

    To change the current trajectory we first must win… by any means necessary… WIN dammit!

  66. jacksonsdad says:

    Anybody heard from Brad? He’s in the middle of a mess named Beryl right now.

  67. R.D. Walker says:

    Brad sent me a text yesterday telling me that he was very glad the old, half-dead live oaks surrounding his house were removed last year.

    He is good.

  68. Slaphappypap says:

    I miss Brad. His early morning awesomness keeps me holding the sword true.

  69. R.D. Walker says:

    I just spoke to Brad. He is going to go to the library or find a hotspot and check in tomorrow.

  70. R.D. Walker says:

    I think I would keep this a secret to my grave.

    Getting a beat down from Justin Bieber.

  71. R.D. Walker says:

    This is punk?

  72. Slaphappypap says:

    Thanks RD. That made me laugh out loud. The two actors on the bed with their hair colored with manic panic didn’t have trackmarks.

  73. Slaphappypap says:

    He doesn’t mention the white President that holds office now is in favor of aborting all babies.

    http://tinyurl.com/6vzs4yu

    H/T Breitbart

  74. Bman says:

    Did anybody happen to catch that abortion of a skit with Obama on Jimmy Fallon? You will be reading about it in the papers tomorrow. I dont watch Jimmy Fallon, but the TV just happend to be on NBC because of game 1 of the Stanley Cup.

  75. KWMatthews says:

    Just noticed Bman passed me in the side bar… I need to become active again.

  76. R.D. Walker says:

    The jury in John Edwards’ campaign finance case has found the former senator not guilty on one count, but were deadlocked on five others.

    More.

  77. R.D. Walker says:

    The new, improved Sail Cat! The dead cat that really purrs! Get yours today.

  78. notamobster says:

    Magellan just called and said to head out to the front yard and look north and east. He said hurry so I screamed for the kids and we got out just in time to watch 3 Chinooks and a Blackhawk in refueling formation behind a C-130. One of the Chinooks hooked up over us. They were only a couple hundred feet off the ground.

    Noah loved it. I had a flashback. It was pretty awesome.

    We’ve had an inordinate amount of military aircraft and ground movements in the area, of late. In the (almost) 3 years since I’ve been here, we’ve seen military choppers once – until recently. It’s several times a week. Weird.

  79. Bman says:

    Where has the real good looking Revoista been? Haven’t heard from her in a long time.

  80. notamobster says:

    She’s a politician, now. Probably busy finding ways to control people and take their money. ;-)

    Come back, Jen… Come back!

  81. Uke says:

    Jen? Politician?? :o

  82. notamobster says:

    Yep. She was elected to the city council, I believe.

  83. vanagram says:

    http://www.suntimes.com/13101374-761/eight-dead-43-wounded-in-weekend-shootings.html

    The Chicago Way: 8 dead 43 wounded over the weekend. “Lake Effect” now being replaced by “Lead Effect”.

  84. JenR says:

    My ears must’ve been burning because this is the first time I’ve checked in for awhile. City Council is busy but you’ll be happy to know I work hard to find ways to let people keep more of their money and to reduce some of the ridiculous restrictions that were implemented by past council members. I’m a Revoista even when I’m serving in the government. :-)

  85. R.D. Walker says:

    Well, God Bless ya Jen! You are the first Revoista I know who is doing it in an official capacity.

  86. vanagram says:

    In Germany, Gunther Burpus remained wedged in his front-door cat flap for two days because passers-by thought he was a piece of installation art. Mr Burpus, 41, of Bremen, was using the flap because he had mislaid his keys. Unfortunately he was spotted by a group of student pranksters who removed his trousers and pants, painted his bottom bright blue, stuck a daffodil between his buttocks and erected a sign saying ‘Germany Resurgent, an Essay in Street Art. Please give Generously’. Passers-by assumed Mr Burpus’ screams were part of the act and it was only when an old woman complained to the police that he was finally freed. “I kept calling for help,” he said, “but people just said ‘Very good! Very clever!’ and threw coins at me.”

  87. R.D. Walker says:

    Driving back from Des Moines today I stopped at McDonalds to take a leak. I decided to buy coffee. My exchange went like this.

    “I’d like a medium coffee with cream, please.”

    “Okay, what size?”

    “Um, medium.””

    “Do you want cream or sugar?”

    “Cream, please.”

    She goes and comes back with the coffee.

    “Do you want cream or sugar?”

    “Yes, cream.”

    She goes and brings back cream and puts it on the counter.

    “Do you have stirrers?” I asked.

    “Um, I dunno,” she responded.

    I just drank it black.

  88. R.D. Walker says:

    My high school classmates are planning a 30th reunion this summer. I have never been to a reunion. I just looked at the reunion Facebook page. It is too depressing to contemplate. Count me out.

    Anybody else feel that way?

  89. Bman says:

    McD’s does have good coffee. Cream ruins it. It’s a funny exchange though. I would’ve been chuckling as I was ordering. She was probably intimidated by you or something.

    As for reunions? I just had my 20th last year. I didn’t go. I should’ve though. Seems it would have been a good place to pick up chicks. I don’t find getting older depressing at all. In fact, I would rather be my age now than, say, 21. And I’m not kidding either. Like my dad always says, every year gets better. So far, he’s right.

    Keep your head up, RD.

  90. R.D. Walker says:

    It isn’t getting older that is depressing. It isn’t competition. I have done well, have accomplished adult children, a bright kid at home, a lovely wife… I am in shape and have all my hair.

    Looking at the Facebook page had me seeing names and faces I haven’t seen in decades… They have photos of their adult children graduating college on there. If I went to the reunion, I would have to hear all about their lives! Just thinking about it makes me want to go all Ted Kaczynski and go live in a shack in Montana. I guess it just feels like that part is over… let it go.

    You know, there is a reason why only RD Walker has a Facebook page. RD Walker never went to a real high school. He went to Riverdale High School with Archie and Jughead and they leave me alone.

  91. notamobster says:

    That’s how I feel. I haven’t talked to you in 15 years… There’s probably a reason for that.

  92. Bman says:

    Oh, I hear ya. I would rather take a cyanide capsule than listen to others talk about how successful they are. But that’s just me. You can always go, get shitfaced drunk, make an ass of yourself and leave. Who would care anyway? Not like you would have to see them again. Now THAT would be worth it.

  93. Uke says:

    I feel much the same way about reunions. I may have been good friends with them then, but now is now. Not then. Reunions smack of a sort of self-destructive nostalgia, or the same sentiment from which mid-life crises are bred.

    Life moves on. Don’t fight it. Roll with it.

  94. sortahwitte says:

    My wife and I found the first 20 years of reunions were like that. However, after about the 30th, we found a few people we wanted to re-connect with. They were mature, had lots or no hair and were just fun to be around. No brag, just honesty. We talked of disappointment and achievements. We went to Mrs. Sortah’s 45th two weeks ago. A blast was had by us.

  95. Bman says:

    I was bartending at the Holiday Inn for Central High School’s 50th reunion a few years ago. Even though the old farts didn’t tip worth shit, (I found a coat or pants button in my tip jar. I swear to God), they really seemed to be enjoying themselves. They were very pleasant to me and made my night a good one. They all just seemed full of life and just wanted to party hardy on the prairie, which they did.

    The thing that cracked me up is that the alumni commitees gift for everyone who attended was a mint North Dakota quarter! Wow! You know, the one with a buffalo on the back which, no doubt, has sifted through your fingers a thousand times. Right then and there I wanted to create a “I went to my 50th high school reunion and all I got was a lousy quarter,” T-shirt.

  96. Bman says:

    Anybody else watch The Kings vs Devils?

    Meet Stanley Cupps.

  97. RJM says:

    I went to my 5 year reunion and 20 year reunion. The guys that were jerks in high school were still jerks at the 5 year. I skipped 10 year and 15 year, went to the 20 year and was reminded why I skipped the 10 and 15. In 2010 they had the 40 year, I threw the invitatation away. Reunions don’t do anything for me.

  98. notamobster says:

    I can’t believe LA finally won’d em a Cup. The world is surely coming to an end.

  99. KWMatthews says:

    I can still count the years since graduation on my hands, so I shouldn’t have to worry about that for a while.

    In truth, I don’t think people ever really change. I didn’t care for most people in high school, so I doubt that will change with the addition of a few years.