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Happy 4th!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mappie, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Mappie

    Mappie --Total World Domination--

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    Well to all of us in the United States I just wanted to wish all you a Happy Inependence day. Ill prolly go see fireworks this evening. What are yalls plans?
     
  2. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    I have no idea what I'm going to do. Usually someone calls me wanting me to go with them to see the fireworks locally, so we'll wait and see.
     
  3. RogueLeader

    RogueLeader Tama-chan says, "aurf aurf aurf!"

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    I work tonight. What a better way to celebrate what America is all about than performing my duties as a wage slave to a large corporation?
     
  4. SlagterAbe

    SlagterAbe New Member

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    I too work during celebrationizing, and I'm getting ****ed up not in joyous terms but to dull the agonizing pain in my head caused by living in this country and not being able to get out for at least another 4 years.
     
  5. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge New Member

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    Well, we made it 2 posts before the Anti-America crap :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mappie

    Mappie --Total World Domination--

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    I know, its a pitty, forgive me for tryin to show some patriotism. But i dont know if he was being anti-american. It would be great to have atleast 1 thread without destroying the United States though :eek: .
     
  7. Dank

    Dank Mac Guru

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    Yay, lets all celebrate the fact that a bunch of white slave owning aristocrats didn't wanna pay their taxes by setting off thousands/millions of dollars worth of fireworks that money could be used to feed starving children in 3rd world countries. Yay for capitalism.

    God bless america.
     
  8. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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    I spent about 10 hours working for a small company run out of someone's house, making 15/hr :)
     
  9. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    Nice FTU :)

    I just spent all day finishing up a cover of a song, and watching the MASH marathon. Heck yeah, good day.
     
  10. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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    Gah! I wish I'd known about the MASH marathon. I definitely would've taped it. Oh well...

    Do you know if there are any plans to release MASH on DVD?
     
  11. ghostdaemon

    ghostdaemon STS member

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    I think some of you are totally missing the point of the 4th of July.

    There's at lot of things I don't agree with what our government does now, but it was a crucial step in a better direction. It wasn't just about taxes. Many of the signers of the constitution and people who fought in the war had family members that were killed, or died themselves, or were severely ****ted on. I know a few of them had problems with slaverly, but since the majority of the people back then didn't there wasn't much they could do.

    And it didn't just effect the U.S., it helped spark revolutions in other countries.

    Shooting of fireworks has nothing to do with capitalism, thats democracy at work. Most people approve of our taxes being spent on celeberating this day.

    To me it's more about people who risked or sacrificed their lives to build a better government. Its far from perfect, but its not all black and white.

    Anyway... I'm going back out...
     
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  12. GenoOfTheCrayon

    GenoOfTheCrayon l33t 14 year old with an iron sight RC50

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    Just watched Brave Heart with my dad. What better way to celebrate recieving our independence than watching another country recieve theirs? Hell, it was even from the same country that they won it from :p
     
  13. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    I never knew Scotland was independent of the UK ...
     
  14. Original9

    Original9 Deleted.

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    For a second I thought you were getting payed to run out of peoples homes. :p
     
  15. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Scottish history.

    Became independent under Robert the Bruce in 1314 but lost their independence again later.
     
  16. McMuffin

    McMuffin The sh¡ttiest Infiltrator

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    I set off some 48 year old cherry bombs. :)
     
  17. Mappie

    Mappie --Total World Domination--

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    Lol some friends of mine were idiots and threw some firweorks in a manhole......damn that was loud.
     
  18. Scuddie

    Scuddie I am probably better than you.

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    *cough* ahem...

    You have no idea how much fun my family had this 4th. My uncle, who is a maniac, did a finale project like noone has ever seen. The bastard spent about $350 on fireworks, not including the imports (he wouldnt tell me how much :(). He put it on a 2x5 ft board, welded all the fuses to chain react, and showed it off. It went from a half-inch fountain, all the way to those two minute finale cylinders. He lit the half-incher, and it was on it's way.

    Funny thing happened though, about five seconds after he lit it off, a police car was in the area patrolling for possible problems, it was common sense to check out the board, so he came by. Everyone freaked out, because they knew there were tons of banned fireworks on the board. The cop came out of his car to check out the area, and one of the arrays (yes, arrays) of Romans went off. The spectacular beauty of the pyrotechnic art caught the cop's eye, and he was speechless as the presentation continued. The thing lasted about ten minutes, ending with 12 airshells going at once. By that time, the whole block was gathered around the site, and everyone was amazed. The police officer who had a big smile on his face, said it was absolutely spectacular, but sadly he had to give my uncle a citation. He said if it was his choice, he would have just watched the thing and taken off. Well, afterwards we roasted marshmallows over the bonfire of once wonderful pyrotechnics.

    In short: BEST. 4th. EVER!

    Laziness count++ :D
     
  19. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    FTU: The first season is already out on DVD :)
     
  20. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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    Whoo! www.deepdiscountdvd.com has seasons 1-4 in a $117 boxed set! :tup:

    Hmm.... Now I get to be torn between food, fuel, insurance and MASH...
     

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