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paladin
01-26-2009, 03:41 PM
Some folks should really get a life. My original posting was not a troll, and I clearly stated that I could not, and would not vouch for the validity of the article.
I personally took it as black humor, and that is the regard for which I posted it......I never believed it as real in the first place. I did notice that the same folks that are always quick on the draw to scream foul didn't disappoint on this one either...

Phillip Allen
01-26-2009, 03:46 PM
yep...

capt jake
01-26-2009, 03:52 PM
I was really bummed to hear that wrestling wasn't real. ...:D

Amazing how this place is going to the dogs lately....

Dave Gray
01-26-2009, 03:52 PM
I sent a PM to Chuck apologizing for calling him a troll and for taking his black humor darkly. I realize I should make it public as well.

You mean Jesse Ventura...?

botebum
01-26-2009, 03:53 PM
I was entirely capable of enjoying it without believing it was true. Some of those same people will also deny the validity of chickens crossing roads and priests and rabbis walking into bars:rolleyes:

Doug

Phillip Allen
01-26-2009, 03:58 PM
Doug said rabbi...Doug said rabbi...Dug is anti semetic!

(talk about running around with their pistol cocked!!!)

Phillip Allen
01-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Angle food cake is a dig at African Americans...so is devil's food cake!

botebum
01-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Doug said rabbi...Doug said rabbi...Dug is anti semetic!No, I'm not. I'm anti-semantic:D

Doug

Phillip Allen
01-26-2009, 04:04 PM
these guys must stay up at night thinking up things to be offended by

Joe (SoCal)
01-26-2009, 04:08 PM
I got it Chuck, ya already know I'm not all that into the gun humor so I left it alone.

But your pretty easy to get, no big mystery and after seeing the Eastwood movie it kinda follows that ;) Your kinda the Clint of the forum Chuck ;)

Paul Pless
01-26-2009, 04:29 PM
black humour???

I didn't see anything racist in it...

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
01-26-2009, 04:34 PM
I got it Chuck.
I thought it was funny.

paladin
01-26-2009, 05:04 PM
Dave sent me a private e-mail, which was very kind and thoughtful...but unnecessary. I post such things as humor and I know some folks may take offense, someone always does.....
although,,,,something almost identical did happen to me in Saigon, in Dakao, late at night coming from the dojo. The idiot stopped me near the Pearl hotel with an American .45 acp.....with the hammer down. I did take the weapon as a sooovineeer, and his pants....no sense calling the local cops, they were probably into it for shares.

rbgarr
01-26-2009, 06:26 PM
When I first saw the thread content you posted I wndered why it was an ad on Craigslist. What was it advertising?

paladin
01-26-2009, 06:29 PM
I don't think it was advertising so much as trying to make a statement....and not a very good one. Sorta like the folks that was advertising the bronze hardware for a dollar to get people to call and tell them how much it was really worth and then say they'll get back to us.....we never heard from them either...

botebum
01-26-2009, 06:31 PM
What was it advertising?Craigs List has some "other" areas for listing. Some are quite humorous. Some are downright disgusting.
Chuck's was funny IMHO

Doug

JimD
01-26-2009, 06:45 PM
I was really bummed to hear that wrestling wasn't real. ...:D


I still can't believe it.

switters
01-27-2009, 04:00 PM
my favorite Craig's list ad, and not just because I drive an X.


"OK, let me start off by saying this Xterra is only available for purchase by the manliest of men (or women). My friend, if it was possible for a vehicle to sprout chest hair and a five o'clock shadow, this Nissan would look like Tom Selleck. It is just that manly.

It was never intended to drive to the mall so you can pick up that adorable shirt at Abercrombie & Fitch that you had your eye on. It wasn't meant to transport you to yoga class or Linens & Things. No, that's what your Prius is for. If that's the kind of car you're looking for, then just do us all a favor and stop reading right now. I mean it. Just stop.

This car was engineered by 3rd degree ninja super-warriors in the highest mountains of Japan to serve the needs of the man that cheats death on a daily basis. They didn't even consider superfluous nancy boy amenities like navigation systems (real men don't get lost), heated leather seats (a real man doesn't let anything warm his butt), or On Star (real men don't even know what the hell On Star is).

No, this brute comes with the things us testosterone-fueled super action junkies need. It has a 265 HP engine to outrun the cops. It's got special blood/gore resistant upholstery. It even has a first-aid kit in the back. You know what the first aid kit has in it? A pint of whiskey, a stitch-your-own-wound kit and a hunk of leather to bite down on when you're operating on yourself. The Xterra also has an automatic transmission so if you're being chased by Libyan terrorists, you'll still be able to shoot your machine gun out the window and drive at the same time. It's saved my bacon more than once.

It has room for you and the four hotties you picked up on the way to the gym to blast your pecs and hammer your glutes. There's a tow hitch to pull your 50 caliber anti-Taliban, self cooling machine gun. I also just put in a new windshield to replace the one that got shot out by The Man.

My price on this bad boy is an incredibly low $12,900, but I'll entertain reasonable offers. And by reasonable, I mean don't walk up and tell me you'll give me $5,000 for it. That's liable to earn you a Burmese-roundhouse-sphincter-kick with a follow up three fingered eye-jab. Would it hurt? Hell yeah. Let's just say you won't be the prettiest guy at the Coldplay concert anymore.

There's only 69,000 miles on this four-wheeled hellcat from Planet Kickass. Trust me, it will outlive you and the offspring that will carry your name. It will live on as a monument to your machismo.

Now, go look in the mirror and tell me what you see. If it's a rugged, no holds barred, super brute he-man macho Chuck Norris stunt double, then contact me. I might be out hang-gliding or BASE jumping or just chilling with my ladies, but I'll get back to you. And when I do, we'll talk about a price over a nice glass of Schmidt while we listen to Johnny Cash.

To sweeten the deal a little, I'm throwing in this pair of MC Hammer pants for the man with rippling quads that can't fit into regular pants. Yeah, you heard me. FREE MC Hammer pants."

Chris Coose
01-28-2009, 09:33 AM
I did notice that the same folks that are always quick on the draw to scream foul didn't disappoint on this one either...

You got dark and some of us made into midnight.

John of Phoenix
01-28-2009, 11:05 AM
"FREE MC Hammer pants."

Well, there's the clincher. :)

rbgarr
01-28-2009, 06:01 PM
"FREE MC Hammer pants."

Well, there's the clincher. :)

I need those! Every once in a while at the yard we have to move long stuff: spars, lumber, rub rails, battens, etc. so some of us get together to do so. It's a small crowded place so we have to squeeze things in and around. Sometimes when the end of something long is about to go through a window or knock over a stack of varnish cans, the person at that end will yell "STOP!!!"

Invariably one guy will break into the MC Hammer song and start doing MC's 'scuttling crab shuffle' leaving us all holding our sides laughing and the heavy object swaying.

We should probably get an entire set of those pants, a pair for each of us. "MC Boatshop: Can't Touch This!" :D