January 5th, 2003
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PEERLESS PALADIN: Leon Humphreys, 60, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk,
England, faced a 25-pound (US$40) fine for a minor vehicle offense.
After pleading not guilty, he demanded "the ancient right to trial by
combat," asking the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to name a
champion to fight him with "samurai swords, Ghurka knives or heavy
hammers." Magistrates refused the offer and fined him 200 pounds
(US$320), plus 100 pounds in court costs. "I was willing to fight a
champion put up by the DVLA, but it would have been a fight to the
death," Humphreys said, adding that would be a "reasonable" way to
settle the matter. (London Telegraph) ...Coming seven nights per week
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omfg. remember that pirate thing i linked to the other day?? LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!
i was gonna go see the exies tonight after work. but it turned out the show was 6 bucks, as opposed to the 1 that it was advertised as, because they charge more for minors because they are discriminatory. also, the crowd looked to consist of about 15 drunk 40 yr olds. so i decided it wasnt worth my evening
so i got to work today at 3, and dave was flipping out cuz apparnetly it was the worst day ever and the pumps kept freezing and the computers were crashing and the credit card doohicky broke and he had to reboot everything and it was good times. he was out at 4. in teh hour that we were both there the pumps froze and unfroze like 10 times. the helpdesk managed to fix everything somehow so right when he was leaving it all was suddenly working again. i was disapointed. no gas pumps = no customers = lazy dan.
but on the plus side, i got to work with a dirty old man, which i found to be hilarious. he kept pointing out women to me-- "check out the legs on her!" -- and none of them were even all that impressive. he may as well have been saying "woah, check out how plain she is!" but he was gettin all hot and bothered, so i guess it's a difference in taste. what makes it weird isnt what he says, but how he says it. he's not lewd about it at all, it sounds like he's genuinely happy to be pointing the sexiness out to me. he could be discussing a good golf score he got in the same tone of voice. at one point, he grabs my arm and DRAGS me over to the window to look at some girl in pajama pants bending over to talk to a guy in a car. "she's not wearing any underwear!" i was like uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks sketchy guy. actually i just laughed and walked away but now i wish i'd said that. i'm working with him again next week so i'll have my chance
hey vegans--- are your kids gonna drink breast milk?
my cd-r drive is completley fucked now. it cant get up enough speed to spin, it sounds like. it's just like my old discman, it sounds like it's trying to speed up and then dropping back down,a nd then trying again, over and over. so it's this constant revving except it's super low speed, so it's more like a heightened putting
YOU'RE a heightened putting.
x<3x for xtitsx
that question about breast milk was entirely too amusing.
that was a completley serious question. i'm curious.