OT: The Thread About Nothing CCVI: Sitting in the blind

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  1. New Jersey

    New Jersey HALL or nothing

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    Not to mention the fact that getting caught drinking at 19 years old just means a citation, usually.
     
  2. LikeChristmasMorning

    LikeChristmasMorning The Pride of Newark

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    Yeah, I considered making that the exception but plenty of states are already 19 or younger. I lived in New Mexico for a bit and it wasn't entirely uncommon for teenagers to be the recipient of guns as Christmas presents.

    I'll leave it at that because we're probably already toeing the line in regards to forum rules and the gun debate.
     
  3. TheUnseenHand

    TheUnseenHand Seraphina has had enough

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    Not necessarily it doesn't. There is such a thing as common sense and the ability to think critically. I trust people who have these two traits, most particularly the latter, a hell of a lot more than those who don't, even if we don't land on the same conclusion.
     
  4. Davegarri

    Davegarri Nico <3

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    Off to Vegas! Gonna be gone for 8 days. Hope I dont miss too much excitement here while I'm gone
     
  5. MartyOwns

    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    make sure to catch the dam tour!
     
  6. Cage Helmet

    Cage Helmet Thank you Marty!

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    It’s no problem, I don’t mind explaining when someone is respectful. Someone on another forum I cruise and post once said that he’d be alarmed if someone never tried marijuana. He also recommended that people snort coke once or twice and try every kind of food there is. Talk like that is one of the reasons I’ve abstained from drinking and drugging all these years. I actually like that it grinds gears of some. From a young age I never had much interest. I thought it was cool to shun it all in a world where shunning those things was completely not cool. When I was 13 I discovered the hardcore punk scene and bands like Minor Threat, Youth Of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, SS Decontrol and stuff like that. Most were broken up before I got into them. A band called Floorpunch from NJ who were active and just coming up at the time. Mouthpiece was another NJ band. And I got into straight edge. I thought it was out of this world that these people were into this aggressive music and they sang about how they didn’t drink alcohol. It was a sharp contrast from listening to Alice In Chains and Layne Staley singing about shooting dope or seeing Slash with a cigarette dangling out his mouth in every shot.

    I was also an outcast and the music was a lot more personal to me than whatever Krock was playing at the time in the middle 90’s. I still listened to plenty of punk bands that sang about sniffing glue and drinking beer and they were cool, too. I just loved that I discovered this straight edge thing. I would even draw X’s on my hands at school. That’s how into it I was. And in high school and through my early 20’s I would always be told I would grow out of it. Well, I stopped drawing X’s on my hands at school by 10th grade, save for when I attended a hardcore show sometimes. I was made to feel a fool about it hundreds, if not thousands of times. Even in my 30’s. My now-wife tried to get me to smoke up with her multiple times when we first met and I would never do it. I didn’t shun those that chose to live differently and my wife was even a cigarette smoker when we met, though, has since quit. I never tried to get anyone to stop because I was always angered when someone tried to get me to start. I’m still really into straight edge today and I’ve been living this way for over 21 or 22 years.

    And that’s how it all started for me. I don’t mind answering questions about it when people ask. As long as they’re respectful and not passing judgement that I never snorted a line of junk. And you were very respectful. :)
     
  7. Davegarri

    Davegarri Nico <3

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    I may have to. Everyone keeps saying that lol I was gonna do that the last time I was out there but it was slammed
     
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    None Shall Pass <3 NICO <3

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    I always loved the straight edge punks! They always found a way to have fun and rock out. One of my best friends growing up was one, and the stupid **** we used to do to entertain ourselves. Ah, memories.
     
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  9. New Jersey

    New Jersey HALL or nothing

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    what a supreme *******.

    big ups on staying true to the SxE lifestyle. i could never maintain the discipline.
     
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  10. BenedictGomez

    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    Your utopian society sounds lovely.

    Eight days in Vegas? I hope you survive.
     
  11. LikeChristmasMorning

    LikeChristmasMorning The Pride of Newark

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    Cool.

    I grew up at the other end of the punk and hardcore spectrum but always enjoyed a good shelter show at the pony or coney island high. Earth crisis shows at birch hill could be a bit much though if you were getting hammered/smoking weed/whatever lol.

    Thanks for the reply dude
     
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    New Jersey HALL or nothing

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    I mean North Jersey definitely has serious chronic issues but it’s ok I guess.

    ;)
     
  13. Davegarri

    Davegarri Nico <3

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    Lol no way I'm off to utah and Arizona for 6 of those days lol I'm going hiking!
     
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    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    Smart man.

    Funny story from before I had ever been to Vegas.

    I was sent there for work and needed to be there 2 days for that. Since I'd never been there I decided to take a few days off, plus the weekend, and make it a week. When I told coworkers this it was as if you could have heard a pin drop. Something like, "you've never been to been to Vegas before, have you?" - which was true. I didnt get it. I've been there 3 times now, and I totally get it. Nice place to visit, for like 3 days, maybe 4 tops. Anything after that and it's trouble, lol.
     
  15. Davegarri

    Davegarri Nico <3

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    It's a 48 hour city for sure. Anything more than that and either you're a degenerate or are going to get in trouble lol
     
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  16. TheUnseenHand

    TheUnseenHand Seraphina has had enough

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    It seems like it's inevitable that if you order a living thing online, the shipping is going to be delayed. The colder it is, the longer the delay...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Devils Dominion

    Devils Dominion Now we Plummet

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    Same with AC, i've never been able to stay longer than 2 nights
     
  18. BenedictGomez

    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    When is your Mexican Hairless Cat arriving?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. MartyOwns

    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    “ok, all in favor of marking the spot with a pile of pebbles? ....one, two, three, four...ok, four. and all in favor of the enormously heavy and completely unnecessary statues? one, two, five, ten, everyone else. ok, statues it is.”

    “can the heads be cartoonishly disproportionate to the bodies?”

    “i don’t see why not”
     
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  21. TheUnseenHand

    TheUnseenHand Seraphina has had enough

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    Just some aquatic plants for the new tank.

    I love this in the tracking history:

    "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility. "

    Really? Well thanks for not just throwing it out! Like that statement is supposed to make me feel better in any way.
     
  22. BenedictGomez

    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    It's the US Post Office, "throwing it away" is a plausible outcome.
     
  23. Aethon

    Aethon 12 Axes

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    I am going fishing tomorrow morning... I love trout fishing in January. It's like the whole stream is your own...and when you do see someone else, you tip your hat to the hearty SOB. :)
     
  24. TheUnseenHand

    TheUnseenHand Seraphina has had enough

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    When I tell people my favorite time to be in the stream is the middle of winter when it's snowing, they can't believe it. No more peaceful feeling will you experience than when you have an entire stream to yourself, and the only sound is the water moving through it.
     
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    Aethon 12 Axes

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    I like this a lot.

    Once you've been hypnotized by the stream its allure is impossible to resist. :)
     
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