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Old Jul 1st 2009, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by zargof View Post
I've got a couple of friends from Blighty who are going to be here to celebrate "offloading the colonies day". There will copious consumption of all three food groups (beer, meat and cheese), then we may check out some of the local festivities as well.
whatever you do, do NOT add pickled or even hardboiled eggs to the above menu or you will be providing your own fireworks.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 10:18 pm
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We will be down in Santa Cruz going to Laguna Seca to watch the MotoGP bike racing.

Whilst away I will mostly I will be worrying about the neighbours burning down my house with their fireworks...

"Celebrate the independence of your country, by blowing a small piece of it up"

Apooooo "The Simpson's"
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 11:22 pm
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Happy 4th of july to all of our american friends. Looking forward to watching the concert on the whitehouse lawn again this year......or has that been axed by the budgetary constraints?
GM, Chrysler, AIG, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac bancrupt, Lehman Bros. Wachovia, etc all gone...but one thing about Messiah Obama- he has not given in to repeated calls for "budgetary constraints"...even after his trillion $$ bail out (plus Bushito's $700 billion, plus another 2 trillion in newly printed $$ from the fed).
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Originally Posted by ironporer View Post
GM, Chrysler, AIG, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac bancrupt, Lehman Bros. Wachovia, etc all gone...but one thing about Messiah Obama- he has not given in to repeated calls for "budgetary constraints"...even after his trillion $$ bail out (plus Bushito's $700 billion, plus another 2 trillion in newly printed $$ from the fed).
So in other words, yes the concert at the white house is still on......
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by Leslie66 View Post
I'll be searching out bitter Brits (made easier to find by their display of a St Georges Cross cape) to torment with chants of, "We sure kicked your ass, limey."
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 12:23 am
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I have rellies here from the UK so we're taking a trip to San Antonio for the weekend
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 12:34 am
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Do as I do every year...drape the union jack....
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 1:19 am
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Mark and I both have the day off on Friday (he works Saturday; damn retailers), and we'll probably do a movie marathon. We've got a stack of DVDs (some of which we've had for 2-3 years) that we've never watched so we have made a promise not to buy any more until we watch the ones we have. Some of the DVDs we still need to watch are:

Crash
The Last King of Scotland
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (two-disc edition)
Traffic
Star Trek Captain's Log: Fan Collective
The Aviator
The Prestige
The Last Samuri

(We actually saw the last two films at the cinema, but we haven't seen the special DVD features. We love watching all that stuff!)

Gotta remember to buy some popcorn before Friday!!

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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 1:34 am
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Do as I do every year...drape the union jack....
Mines going out the day after. Had the US Flag out for a while now to keep the neighbors away.
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Mines going out the day after. Had the US Flag out for a while now to keep the neighbors away.
I had neighbors threaten to do be bodily harm....they get super steamed if I mention TEA - BOSTON - HARBOR ..all in the same sentence...
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Mark and I both have the day off on Friday (he works Saturday; damn retailers), and we'll probably do a movie marathon. We've got a stack of DVDs (some of which we've had for 2-3 years) that we've never watched so we have made a promise not to buy any more until we watch the ones we have. Some of the DVDs we still need to watch are:

Crash
The Last King of Scotland
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (two-disc edition)
Traffic
Star Trek Captain's Log: Fan Collective
The Aviator
The Prestige
The Last Samuri

(We actually saw the last two films at the cinema, but we haven't seen the special DVD features. We love watching all that stuff!)

Gotta remember to buy some popcorn before Friday!!

~ Jenney
Crash is well worth watching...pay attention to the opening scene. Last King of Scotland...worth taking a look. The Aviator...one of the most boring films I've seen IMO. The Last Samuri...can't really remember it...so it wasn't memorable. The Prestige...haven't seen it but it was supposed to be good and it does have the added bonus of staring Hugh Jackman. Haven't seen the rest.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 3:00 am
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I'll be searching out bitter Brits (made easier to find by their display of a St Georges Cross cape) to torment with chants of, "We sure kicked your ass, limey."
the in-laws will be coming this year, so i don't think i'll be able to find a lake to jump into, pissed arse drunk...

supposed to be shite weather here anyway, so probably hiding inside...be nice if the fireworks the next town over aren't cancelled, they probably will be though, but they usually have a good show on.
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Old Jul 2nd 2009, 3:12 am
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We're not allowed fireworks, apparently people in Illinois can't be trusted with anything that has a real amount of powder in it.
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We're not allowed fireworks, apparently people in Illinois can't be trusted with anything that has a real amount of powder in it.
They know my ex-husband then
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Do as I do every year...drape the union jack....
Eating marmite on toast and clutching a picture of the Queen.
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