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Do have any plans to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 Louisiana St. on January 10, 2012

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“We have it off work but don’t usually do anything. We should.”

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“No.”

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“No. I have to work.”

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“No. ”

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bd 2 years, 3 months ago

I think we have a Tea Party meeting that evening.

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Liberty275 2 years, 3 months ago

I'll be collecting signatures for a petition to rename mass st to MLK Blvd.

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beatrice 2 years, 3 months ago

RA, I also saw Pink Floyd in '77 (best concert year, by far!), and once shook hands with Frank Zappa after sitting front row at a concert.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Interesting. I can usually get 'er cranked up to about .32 in two hours, easy.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

So you'd indiscriminately stick any man? I need to get out more.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Speaking of celebrations, I learned that binge drinking is defined as on reaching a blood alcohol level of .08 (the Kansas limit for intoxicated) within a two hour period. If anybody has any other data, I'm all ears. In the meanwhile I'm going to WalMarts to buy a new stopwatch. I think Evan Williams will get there before Clan MacGregor.

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g_rock 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm integrating the sticking of it.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

"I don't even know what snarky is supposed to mean."

You have to give it the same definition you give porno, you know it when you see it. Except folks don't see things the same way. I am sure Mr. Parker gets a headache just having to look.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

Rara, you left out binge drinker. Prospector, the gray band is on my head. #heblowsalot is not a TOS violation. I don't even know what snarky is supposed to mean. I always thought is was code for being a smart ass. And without smart asses you wouldn't even have a comments section. Isn't that usually the other way around? Variety is the spice of life. I will never talk to a rock.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

g_ "Since I will be working, should I celebrate the holiday by sticking it to the man?"

Feel free to correct me but..... Isn't that usually the other way around? Maybe I'm outa touch.

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g_rock 2 years, 3 months ago

Since I will be working, should I celebrate the holiday by sticking it to the man?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Bea, I'm still all twanged out that you saw Zepplin in the 70's. I was gonna see them on the 1980 U.S. tour but then Bonzo drank like 24 gallons of vodka and didn't make it.

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Antonym 2 years, 3 months ago

Usually it's just someone insulting themself under a different name anyway.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't care who may think I am a poopy head and honestly, I would like to know for future reference. All the gray bans of disappearedededness makes for a buggered up thread. It will end up with gray band between posts complaining about a not PC/"snarky"/"you are a poopy head" post by someone. Mr. Parker has a tough job and it is only going to intensify with the political season polluting the site.

I hope I can say that Brownback still sucks.

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beatrice 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't answer questions presented as incomplete sentences.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

And you know, you can always just ignore stuff. Hell, I can't even get Ronaldo to respond to my Swiss Alpine Horn jokes. I sure did have fun at Day at the Compound, despite the slippery rocks.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Can we still spell "creatively" to get said what's needededed sed?

(d@mmit.)

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Prospector, it sort of comes down to one of those honor among men things. For instance, I feel comfortable calling Autie a moron and a cretin because I know he won't be offended and because it's true. You know you're always welcome to call me a drunken, impotent, tool and I won't get mad, although I'm working really hard on staying sober. The powers that be need to realize that there are certain groups of people here who know each other and really like to joke and kid around. But, as Miles said...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmeLKQ...

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SOS 2 years, 3 months ago

SOS, Check out this website.

Wow, I don't usually click on links, but I'm feeling a little desperate on threads. Hallelujah!!!! Never realized camo was cool. It's perfect for me. Nothing will show. Already have lots and I don't have to go spend any money. Still going to HP though. I want to see if 7th Heaven is still there and check out the basement.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

I think my next sled will be a '64 Impala or maybe a Mercury Montclair, with the back window that rolls down. I'll stop by Babboy's Office and ask him what he thinks. http://blog.modis.com/wp-content/uploads/milton-office-space1.jpg

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

" I grew up in KCK, worked the swing shift at Midwest Conveyor and Lincoln Steel in Fairfax and cruised Quindaro with the brothers after work. I was welcome in the Royal Bunny Club for reasons not appropriate to post here."- SOS

You don't need my help, brother. But I could probably use yours.

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for your participation. And keep on posting. Christine


ChristineMetz (Christine Metz) says…

Those who posted comments are more than welcomed to post them again - just without the name calling, hostile language and snarkiness. I would love to see people use the same kind of respect and civility that they would at an actual public hearing. September 27, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.

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And the discussion was killed.

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SOS 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey thanks. I grew up in KCK, worked the swing shift at Midwest Conveyor and Lincoln Steel in Fairfax and cruised Quindaro with the brothers after work. I was welcome in the Royal Bunny Club for reasons not appropriate to post here. Admittedly, I am not as worldly as some. The white linen sounds cool but it definitely won't work for me. Whatever I do I always get some on me. I'll check HP on 63rd, but not sure if it's still there. There used to be one at The Landing and some good thrift stores around there and 7th Heaven. Even if I don't find anything it will be fun. Probably wind up being myself as always. Even if it's not exactly right, it works, and the ladies appreciate honesty. Too many guys spew BS when it's plain honesty that works the best. I once set myself and a roommate up on a double date with a couple Nigerian women with the French accents. It was good and we made it back to their apartment. Then the idiot suddenly became all hands and mouth and ruined it for me. I had been cultivating that one for a couple months and I was not happy. Give First Fridays a try and hang around afterwards. Take a lawn chair and an extra or two and sit on the sidewalk. Last Friday was pretty good with the warmer weather. This coming Friday is the 13th. Never had any problem with the hair.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

Rara, you can always rent from Avis. They have special models with all that stuff you mentioned. I saw this one driving out of their lot at KCI. It looked a lot like babboy behind the wheel.

http://www.toonpool.com/user/3380/files/rod_monster_402265.jpg

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prospector 2 years, 3 months ago

Note to all, it appears that the squeaky wheel gets grease in these parts. I think the "clamp it" etals prodded, cajole, whined enough to the powers that be and a new found "snarkiness" abatement policy is being implemented similar to the one on the site represented by the little orange and green people waving their flabby arms. Do they wonder that there is no activity on some normally hot topics? The "snarkines" police stifle discussion. It has come to this place now.

With Mr. Parker's job having to expand from just knowing the bad words into an "I know it when I see it" when disappeareding a comment. Ask for a raise with each gray hiar the job gives you.

Just don't call anyone a poopy head, and he will be ecstatic. It appears we are now operating under this directive.

http://sunflowerhorizons.com/groups/for-the-future/2011/sep/23/public-hearing-on-controversial-pipeline/#c1764689

ChristineMetz (Christine Metz) says…

Hey everyone,

I removed a few comments from this thread, so I thought I should let everyone know why. As we have stated previously, Sunflower Horizons would like to foster online conversations that are civil and solutions orientated. Our hope is to create an environment where more people feel comfortable posting. That means no name calling or hostile language. We also would like the snarkiness to be kept to a minimum.

Sunflower Horizons has a different threshold (some might say we’re a little more sensitive) than LJWorld.com. So comments that wouldn’t create much fuss over there, might not be allowed here.

I do want to stress that we don't mind if you disagree with the story, those quoted in it or each other. That's part of the fun. Most of the comments I removed today made interesting and informative points. But, they did so with an uncivil tone. I would like to believe we could all find a courteous and polite way to express our disagreement, even while talking about issues as controversial as the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Thanks for your participation. And keep on posting. Christine September 27, 2011 at 9:27 a.m.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 3 months ago

"She keeps telling me it will be fun, but I am a little apprehensive since I'm Jewish. Any advice on what proper attire might be?"

Whatever Sammy Davis would wear.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

RoeD, I totalled my car recently. I just put a new timing belt in it about 6 months ago, and I couldn't remove it last night before the insurance company came for it. I'm pissed. It had hemis, duelies, fuelie heads, a magnito modulator, 3 on the tree, hood scoop, spoilers, 20's, a .396, a hearst on the floor, all that stuff. I wish I knew what any of that means......

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

And don't take Babboy with you. He'll just get mad and spill his drink on yo' shorty. You don't want that. You'd have to tune him up, which most anybody could do, but it might freak yo' lady out. Peace.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

A camel hair track suit would rock, too. But mostly only drug dealers have those. I have my dad's camel hair overcoat. It's a Woolf Bros., probably worth about a grand. But you can't borrow it. Not unless you punch me in with a lady worthy of being the Jet Beauty of the Week, you choad.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

SOS, Check out this website. It might help. Best of luck. And hook me up, Dawg. http://www.manoffashion.com/?gclid=CJLC286wyK0CFUhgTAodZkjRew

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

SOS, you've come to the right place. Go to Harold Penners, the one near Swope Park is pretty nice, and get a white linen suit. It'll maybe set you back $150.00. You'll need Stacy Adams shoes, but Burlington Coat Factory always has great sales on those. I got my Timmies there, too. $120.00 boots for $60.00. The thing with the suit is you'll also be able to wear it to White Linen parties, where you'll be the only white guy amongst a gang of ebony goddeses. If you haven't touched her hair yet, don't. Sistas don't like that. Good luck, l'chaim, and incidentally, you make me freakin' sick, you toad! How the hell did you score that? You stole my damn idea and went to 18th &Vine. Well, now maybe you can hook me up. And don't ever be apprehensive with anybody. It's kind of a karma thing. I've put myself in tons of situations that a lot of white Jewish people would consider dangerous. Nothing bad has happened. Ever. I swear, I would be welcomed on 7 Mile in Detroit, Bed Stuy, Compton, you name it. Word.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

Babboy, what the fip are you talking about, you flippin geek? Eric Rudolph was at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He pulled a funny joke on Richard Jewel.

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SOS 2 years, 3 months ago

I met this really hot woman of color at a jazz concert on First Fridays in the 18th and Vine district last Fall and we've been dating ever since. She wants to go to Gates over on the Paseo for dinner and then hit a couple local clubs. She keeps telling me it will be fun, but I am a little apprehensive since I'm Jewish. Any advice on what proper attire might be?

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CWGOKU 2 years, 3 months ago

Andini found a new job, awesome, congrats. Next round of biscuits and gravy is on Andini

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Antonym 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm gonna play Elvis records, for he was the real King.

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

BABBOY, a true american hero.....really. The Kobachs and Brownbacks and the like want to take our freedoms and crush us with the boot heel of tryanny. When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a bible....or something, sorry if I messed that up Sinclair.

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BABBOY 2 years, 3 months ago

My office will be open. But, I do make note of the day and feel it is worthwhile to give King the attention earned of National Holiday.

The concept of rights did not end with the founding fathers and it is an on going struggle with those in power who want to keep their power and with generally stupid people who want to keep other people down they fear....

What is frustrating and sad is when the people in power (say Koch Industries) take advantage of stupid people (religious right/Tea Party) to get their way by siding up with them on bogus issues dressed up as phony patriotism or counterfeit morality (the entire Fox News Network for example )……..

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CWGOKU 2 years, 3 months ago

Take the day off, put up the lights and the wreath

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autie 2 years, 3 months ago

The snap thing. Go to work.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Work on my tranny. Shoot some golf balls. Then clamp it.

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oldvet 2 years, 3 months ago

I'll sleep late that day and have a dream...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 3 months ago

The same thing I did on Presidents day.

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Starlight 2 years, 3 months ago

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Oldsoul 2 years, 3 months ago

I love to celebrate civil rights on MLK day. It's a somber year in 2012 though after the recent signing of the NDAA Act.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 3 months ago

I usually reflect on the man's life and accomplishments, but nothing much beyond that.

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thebcman 2 years, 3 months ago

Getting paid not to work. Gotta love that.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 3 months ago

One of the coolest places I've ever visited is the MLK memorial in Atlanta. It is the epitome of serenity & peace. If you ever have the opportunity to go there, don't pass it up. Some personal reflection is what I do on MLK day, then just go about my business.

I am glad to have lived during his lifetime. What a great, great man he was.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

I only remember the exact date of his death thanks to "Pride(In the Name of Love)" by U2. But Boner still got it wrong. It was early evening, not "early morning" April 4, when the shot rang out in the Memphis sky.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 3 months ago

I won't be in the joint. I'll probably just tip my hat to the late Al Davis, unacknowledged MLK Jr. of the AFC/NFL. Just to be different.

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pace 2 years, 3 months ago

I choose that week to renew my membership in the NAACP. I also am fond of going to the NY school chili feed. Always a good community event, and good food.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 3 months ago

I'll be working for a living that day, as I am about 5 days each week.

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profound 2 years, 3 months ago

Nope, none, nada, zero, zilch.

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