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  1. Sentinel

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    If there's a strumpet, does she get the trumpet ? Does the git git a guitar ?
    Does the teller of tall tales get the lyre ?
    Is the most shocking person made the conductor ?

    And which perv is assigned the flute ?
     
  2. Forehand Of Doom

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    I see what you are saying, stringertom. Isn't cab driving regulated properly in Florida? I'm guessing in California it must be, since at least the licenses to drive a cab where I am (Bay Area) are incredibly expensive

    Now, talking about fishy smells, I can't say I envy the type of cleaning limousine drivers must have to perform at the end of the night. :)
     
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    How does the metering work?
     
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    Happy India's Republic Day, Senti. (Doubly happy for you, since 17 is still > 13). ;)

    When I was a kid cartoons were very innocent too. I think that's a good thing. Let children be children and think the world is a good place without exception. I can't conceive how life must be for people who didn't have the chance to have an innocent childhood. Modern culture disturbs me. There is more violence and sex being depicted everywhere, and then you have the internet...

    Thank you for the movie recommendations. I'll see if I can get a hold of them.

    Quick culture test: Do you know what "twerking" is without looking it up?
     
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    Apparently "goonda" originated in India/Pakistan far before "goon" appeared. Interestingly, "goon" is a very modern term which seems to have originated around the 1930s.

    Before looking up its definition, I believed for years that it simply meant "a ridiculous person of low intelligence". I probably thought that because of the context Homer Simpson uses it.

    Then, when I became more familiar with the term through the handiwork of TheLoneWolf (God have mercy on his trolling soul) I took some interest in the word and adopted it into my own vocabulary. ;)
     
  6. stringertom

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    FOD's new location has me thinking...why would Lecter prefer an "old" friend for dinner? The meat could be quite tough from age. On the other hand, a dinner at the Dahmer residence could result in quite tender offerings!:twisted:
     
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    Yes, this would explain Toscanini's hairdo!

    No, nothing "perved" about my favorite flutist, Ian Anderson due to his preference for playing the metal flute!:twisted:
     
  8. borg number one

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    Legendary conductor Toscanini doing what he did best..

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  9. stringertom

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    I work on a "tips only" basis. Other drivers charge a flat rate but I've found people are usually more generous for my effort than a reasonable flat rate would generate. My New Year's Eve new record ($150 for a one block ride) is quite proof of that! While that is an extreme example, countless other rides have resulted in yields more than double or triple the amount I could have thought to ask for.

    As to your "regulatory" question, there is no statewide code on pedicabs in FL. Some of the municipalities have addressed the issues but unincorporated Orlando (Orange County) where I ride doesn't even require a valid Florida driver's license for pedicabs and there are no limits on how many occupational permits ($30 fee per year) are issued. Subsequently, any moron with any rig (many home-made and UNSAFE) can ride down here. It's surprising that a place like Texas, with its reputation for leniency in many business regulatory issues, DOES require a valid Texas driver's license and other hurdles to be cleared before riding there. In my mind, regulation is a "good thing" for all...separating the wheat from the chaff!
     
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    LOL. Well, some people think 32 is getting up in years, especially for GOAT meat.

    Geez... Dahmer. Talk about an aggressive Fed fan. Very easy to dismiss the H2H. ;)
     
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    Dahmer was heard to ask Lorena Bobbitt if she was gonna eat that!:twisted:
     
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    Ah, OK. I thought you were a taxi driver. I don't think I have seen a pedicab in my life. Is it like a cart where you walk in front, or is it more like a bicycle? It's not motorized, correct?

    Not sure if we have pedicabs in California, but certainly none that I have seen in the Bay Area.

    As for regulation, I agree that a minimum amount of regulation to ensure safety would be desired.
     
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    She violated the penal code. :)

    Hopefully this doesn't violate the forum rules, as there is no nudity or profanity...

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    San Diego's Gaslamp District is a huge pedicab market and quite regulated. I've heard S.F. has the service but the hills would be a huge hurdle to deal with without power assistance. We ride mountain bikes with a hitch attached to the trailer that seats passengers (3 comfortably for my bench, others pull up to 5 with a double bench). I towed 930 lbs. of offensive linemen about a mile one night...thankfully not uphill or against a headwind. That's about as much as I would wish to tangle with!

    As for your other post, I choose not to be "penalized" so I'm not touching that with a ten-foot pole!
     
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    Off-topic, so you must've quads and calves like 4-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler (no, not the NFL guy)?:)
     
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    They're not too shabby for 61-year-old limbs! Come see 'em if you make it to Orlando someday!

    FOD... Here's a visual for what some of the guys ride. This episode of HIMYM (season 6, episode 4) was a hoot!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqvt-dS2TM&sns=em
     
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    I have a feeling i have looked it up earlier. But i can;t remember.

    I can't tell you how much i learn from hanging about here (mostly slang, and not stuff i can actually use with my family or dogs!).
     
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    I have a dog who twerks his bottom!

    PS...auto spell corrected twerk to tweak!
     
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    Twerling is when a canine tweaks its neck (herniates a disc in the process) while twirling to catch its swirling tail.
     
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    My "twerker" is sitting at my feet and when I pet his bottom he does "tweak" his head from side to side to check out the petting hand. Hopefully, no damage to his neck results from my affectionate hand!

    PS... Auto spell correct changed "twerker" to "tweeter". You can follow me @Stringertom!
     
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    Jean Renoir's classic "Grand Illusion" is about the collapse of the aristocratic Nadal's and Federer's, giving way to the rise of the common man (Wawrinka).


    "Neither you nor I can stop the march of time." - Roger to Rafa in the Grand Illusion.
     
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    And the soundtrack should be Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man"!
     
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    The commoner (Stan) shall succumbed to the Regal (Rodge) one again come RG and Wimby!:)
     
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    Tumeric is good for you.
     
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    It gets a bad rep due to sounding much like something to avoid.
     
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    Unless you wash up real well, it may confuse blind passengers!:twisted:
     
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    My grandmother always wanted to eat healthily, and wash hands often to avoid Gerulaitis.

    Turmeric, she is the latest Croatian sensation on the WTA...Petra Turmeric, right?
     
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    How many to play the trumpet?



    And by play the trumpet, i mean passing gas.
     
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    Beans, beans the musical food!
     
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    Jack, and the beans talk.
     
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    Jack & Jill went up the hill
    Each had a buck and a quarter
    Jill came down with $2.50...

    I loved The Dice Man!
     
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    Sweden has produced many more excellent tennis players than Denmark, but Denmark has produced many more excellent beers than Sweden.
     
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    Sweden and Denmark about equal in soccer terms, no World Cup thus far.
     
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    It's quite surprising how many of the Brazilian tourists I meet here in Orlando are so unenthusiastic about the upcoming WC or the Olympics.
     
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    Yes "turmeric", that dark yellow powder, is very good for you indeed. It's been added to Indian dishes for thousands of years. Many Indian spices like ginger and turmeric have many medicinal benefits, so you get great taste and health benefits if you eat the more healthy foods, without too much cream or oil also by the way. See this info from the American Cancer Society on turmeric.
     
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    http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/turmeric

     
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    Article Part 2

     
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    This new iPad mini thing I hv just got changes Rafa to Rafael Not funny when trolling :(((((



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    Senti armed with an iPad mini? Trouble brewing for many a fanboy/girl!!!
     
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    One can't troll creatively when typing with one finger :D


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    Rules of the Game - d. by Renoir. Starring Blisters, depicts the tennis aristocracy's disdain for rules. Initial hostile reception, today a classic.
     
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    Just use Google Speak (one tongue and no finger or finger), yeah yeah, I know...:)
     
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    I have Siri, but I am watching on old musical with Dad while trolling, so can't use voice to text :). Gigi, one of my faves. Maurice Chevalier GOAT.
     
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    Cary Grant is GOAT!
     
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    I'm sure Cary Grant (GOAT) can do Puttin' on the Ritz. ''If you're blue and you don't know where to go to why don't go where fashion sits...tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper (TBE)...:)
     
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    "Putin" on the Ritz

    Borgmeister, nice job with the through followup--thank you.



    DID YOU SAY "Putin" on the RITZ ?!!!

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    You are very welcome and thank you. I read about a cancer study at MD Anderson here in Houston a few years ago, where they were studying turmeric. It is good stuff, but man can it turn dishes yellow!

    Lol, what a gif! Hey Vladimir, where did all the Olympic money go? I hope it does go well in Russia though.
     

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