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Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
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Taking the Sky from Him
Great Eggspectations

Huzzah! Skullbash ftw!


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I'm so excited, I've apparently forgotten my clothes!

*re-dresses*


Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
Freehold DM wrote:
are they moving him out instead?

Freehold's seems like it would be the only reasonable alternate course.

If they refuse, you'll want to look into talking to whoever's above an RA in your college or, if possible, looking into housing for your specific major.

While it's rare, some colleges have that - at least for various religious studies. I'm not entirely sure about other majors.


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Facebook's new auto-translate slays me. I don't know what it was supposed to say, but one of my friends posted something that got translated as "Right now, I'm killed by accident."


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^note that they're not actually dead


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No. You would be killed by Death.


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SQUEAK?


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10,957.5 Day(s) More

DAGGUM. THE GOOSEBUMPS.


For the Record: while it can be distracting for just the song, I think the shifting audio quality does not break the power of the piece; it's perfect for what's trying to be said. Also, look up the various versions on their own: spectacular. :D

Also, My Link's Title's a Pun:
30 years * 365.25 days


Tacticslion wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
Freehold DM wrote:
are they moving him out instead?

Freehold's seems like it would be the only reasonable alternate course.

If they refuse, you'll want to look into talking to whoever's above an RA in your college or, if possible, looking into housing for your specific major.

While it's rare, some colleges have that - at least for various religious studies. I'm not entirely sure about other majors.

I would think he would be expelled. If not perhaps the real police would work better.

Or tell the administration that you will go to the news media if they don't remove him. That should force them to take action.


Freehold DM wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
are they moving him out instead?

Unlikely. In theory, my RA is going to mediate the dispute to find a compromise where we can live under the same roof (Yea, I think it's dumb and clueless, too). In practice, my RA seems intent on doing f#+% all, and going to staff above an RA is most frowned upon.


Tacticslion wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
Freehold DM wrote:
are they moving him out instead?

Freehold's seems like it would be the only reasonable alternate course.

If they refuse, you'll want to look into talking to whoever's above an RA in your college or, if possible, looking into housing for your specific major.

While it's rare, some colleges have that - at least for various religious studies. I'm not entirely sure about other majors.

Not only do we not have that for my major or anything related, we have over two applicants trying to get every bed the university has, and more coming. The space situation here is horrible.


Aranna wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
Freehold DM wrote:
are they moving him out instead?

Freehold's seems like it would be the only reasonable alternate course.

If they refuse, you'll want to look into talking to whoever's above an RA in your college or, if possible, looking into housing for your specific major.

While it's rare, some colleges have that - at least for various religious studies. I'm not entirely sure about other majors.

I would think he would be expelled.
The only possibly expelling offense is the whole edible thing, and I wouldn't be able to prove that it happened. It's out of my system by now.
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If not perhaps the real police would work better.

Can't prove anything they can arrest him for.

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Or tell the administration that you will go to the news media if they don't remove him. That should force them to take action.

Why would the San Francisco Chronicle care about a college kid smoking pot and looking for Adderal?


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Isn't it illegal to possess drugs in your state? Simply inviting the police in and showing them his stash of drugs is sufficient for a drug arrest and jail time in my state. As for the media they may not care about a kid doing drugs, but they can make a story about an innocent kid being exposed to drugs against his will, and if it looks like the college is looking the other way there will be all kinds of trouble from concerned parents or legal authorities (if it is illegal in your state). And that hurts funding, meaning the loss of pay or jobs from the administration.


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Epoch-making performance of my gentlemanly duties last night means Lady Longears was too shagged out to make breakfast this morning (she won't let me do it because I'd poison us both, apparently) As a result, I'm frigging ravenous.

But I do have a parka.


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That's misdemeanor oversharing, Mr. Longears. I'm gonna let you off with a warning because your record's clear... so far.

Try to keep your nose clean.


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What the nice policeman said.


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TMI Police wrote:
Try to keep your nose clean.

Don't listen to him! We're a protected species, and we have great lawyers.


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DETAILS! WE WANT DETAILS!

LIME-Y! LIME-Y! LIME-Y! LIME-Y!


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Don't let the rabble tempt you into a felony, sir.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Gotta love university housing. I snitched on my roommates drug habit, he knows I snitched on him and is pissed off at me and making damn sure I know it, and they aren't going to move me away from him.
are they moving him out instead?
Unlikely. In theory, my RA is going to mediate the dispute to find a compromise where we can live under the same roof (Yea, I think it's dumb and clueless, too). In practice, my RA seems intent on doing f%$~ all, and going to staff above an RA is most frowned upon.

what.

The f&&~.

Student- Hey, my roommate is doing heroin! I need help!

RA- My god! We'll get right on it!

RA breaks door down

Student- Are you getting me out of here?

RA- No, of course not. We're going to teach him how to share! Don't hog the sweet sweet h for yourself!

Student- What? But I don't want to live with an addict or use drugs!

RA- Sorry, we find mediation to work better in situations like this. Now pony up!


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Limeylongears wrote:

Epoch-making performance of my gentlemanly duties last night means Lady Longears was too shagged out to make breakfast this morning (she won't let me do it because I'd poison us both, apparently) As a result, I'm frigging ravenous.

But I do have a parka.

strange.

I don't remember being in your area yesterday, or wearing a limey suit. I don't even own one.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

I was inspired to actually look through my car service records (I knew keeping all that crap would pay off eventually). Apparently I put a cheap muffler on back in June of 2013. Those off-brand parts never last. *sigh* Only had a 12 month warranty.

The mechanic says my center pipe is rotting out too, so when it finally goes, I'll need to replace the whole works for about $1300. Or I can get s&@&ty parts again to patch it for another 2 years.

In any event, I should be able to get through the winter before I have to bite that bullet.

Yeah, I have a '96 Celica and the clutch finally started going after 120,000 miles of beautiful service. Since I couldn't afford the $1500 to have a professional replace it, I had my brother come down and make a weekend of it. Unfortunately, we learned that it is amazingly impossible to get a flywheel surfaced on a weekend in the Bay Area. I guess clutches are so passe around here that machine shops see no reason to do 'em any more.

So my brother tracked down a cheap knock-off flywheel we used instead. But it was telling that the original Toyota flywheel is TRIPLE the weight of the knock-off.

I expect I'll be replacing my clutch again in 3-4 years, and this time I'll be sure to do it on a weekday so we can put in the original flywheel again...


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NobodysHome wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

I was inspired to actually look through my car service records (I knew keeping all that crap would pay off eventually). Apparently I put a cheap muffler on back in June of 2013. Those off-brand parts never last. *sigh* Only had a 12 month warranty.

The mechanic says my center pipe is rotting out too, so when it finally goes, I'll need to replace the whole works for about $1300. Or I can get s&@&ty parts again to patch it for another 2 years.

In any event, I should be able to get through the winter before I have to bite that bullet.

Yeah, I have a '96 Celica and the clutch finally started going after 120,000 miles of beautiful service. Since I couldn't afford the $1500 to have a professional replace it, I had my brother come down and make a weekend of it. Unfortunately, we learned that it is amazingly impossible to get a flywheel surfaced on a weekend in the Bay Area. I guess clutches are so passe around here that machine shops see no reason to do 'em any more.

So my brother tracked down a cheap knock-off flywheel we used instead. But it was telling that the original Toyota flywheel is TRIPLE the weight of the knock-off.

I expect I'll be replacing my clutch again in 3-4 years, and this time I'll be sure to do it on a weekday so we can put in the original flywheel again...

that's some attachment to a 20 year old car.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

I was inspired to actually look through my car service records (I knew keeping all that crap would pay off eventually). Apparently I put a cheap muffler on back in June of 2013. Those off-brand parts never last. *sigh* Only had a 12 month warranty.

The mechanic says my center pipe is rotting out too, so when it finally goes, I'll need to replace the whole works for about $1300. Or I can get s&@&ty parts again to patch it for another 2 years.

In any event, I should be able to get through the winter before I have to bite that bullet.

Yeah, I have a '96 Celica and the clutch finally started going after 120,000 miles of beautiful service. Since I couldn't afford the $1500 to have a professional replace it, I had my brother come down and make a weekend of it. Unfortunately, we learned that it is amazingly impossible to get a flywheel surfaced on a weekend in the Bay Area. I guess clutches are so passe around here that machine shops see no reason to do 'em any more.

So my brother tracked down a cheap knock-off flywheel we used instead. But it was telling that the original Toyota flywheel is TRIPLE the weight of the knock-off.

I expect I'll be replacing my clutch again in 3-4 years, and this time I'll be sure to do it on a weekday so we can put in the original flywheel again...

that's some attachment to a 20 year old car.

I was raised by Depression-era parents:

  • "If it still works, then throwing it away is a waste of both money and precious natural resources."
  • "Buy only the functionality you need. Everything else is a waste of money."
  • So in spite of a 6-figure income and working for a multi-billion dollar tech company, I drive a 19-year-old car covered with dents, scratches, and a bit of rust. I use a flip-phone that came free with the account. I wear T-shirts older than my kids. My "travel laptop" is a 2001 Dell running Linux.

    Instead, I spend all my money on my friends and family. Good food, good vacations, great roleplaying, and far, far too much good food.

    It's a living...

    EDIT: It's why that "Why are you not a millionaire" thread cheeses me so much: I put 10% into my 401(k), and figure the rest is mine to spend on... whatever. My father was a great role model. "Money is meaningless. Friends and family are everything." He would happily pay for us to bring friends along on all our vacations, so we'd end up wherever (backpacking, hiking, Ashland, or anything else he considered a "family" vacation) with each son plus a "guest", and my father would pay for the 8 of us without batting an eye. When he died, I inherited... nothing. And I was pretty pleased he'd balanced it out so well.


    Aranna wrote:
    Isn't it illegal to possess drugs in your state? Simply inviting the police in and showing them his stash of drugs is sufficient for a drug arrest and jail time in my state.

    I don't know where he put the stash, and it would not be an arrestable offense anyway. We don't really do marijuana arrests here anymore, unless you are obviously dealing or you annoy the officer whilst black or brown and have large quantities.

    As for the media, I just can't see it.

    Silver Crusade

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    It's frustrating, but see what comes of the whole mediation thing. If there is a resolution that results in your personal space being protected, that is something. And the roommate will tire of his tantrum eventually.

    Silver Crusade

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    NobodysHome wrote:
    EDIT: It's why that "Why are you not a millionaire" thread cheeses me so much: I put 10% into my 401(k), and figure the rest is mine to spend on... whatever. My father was a great role model. "Money is meaningless. Friends and family are everything." He would happily pay for us to bring friends along on all our vacations, so we'd end up wherever (backpacking, hiking, Ashland, or anything else he considered a "family" vacation) with each son plus a "guest", and my father would pay for the 8 of us without batting an eye. When he died, I inherited... nothing. And I was pretty pleased he'd balanced it out so well.

    Ironically, 10% of your income into a properly-invested 401(k) could make you a millionaire by the time you retire. You may be able to get there despite your best efforts to the contrary.

    *Source: I do this for a living.


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    Celestial Healer wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    EDIT: It's why that "Why are you not a millionaire" thread cheeses me so much: I put 10% into my 401(k), and figure the rest is mine to spend on... whatever. My father was a great role model. "Money is meaningless. Friends and family are everything." He would happily pay for us to bring friends along on all our vacations, so we'd end up wherever (backpacking, hiking, Ashland, or anything else he considered a "family" vacation) with each son plus a "guest", and my father would pay for the 8 of us without batting an eye. When he died, I inherited... nothing. And I was pretty pleased he'd balanced it out so well.

    Ironically, 10% of your income into a properly-invested 401(k) could make you a millionaire by the time you retire. You may be able to get there despite your best efforts to the contrary.

    *Source: I do this for a living.

    Maybe he deliberately selected improperly invested 401(k)?


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    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Kids figured out there's a Party City in the strip mall where one of our grocery store chains are.

    Tiny T-Rex is literally bowing to the giant gumball machine display in the middle of the store, Pea Bear is speechless.


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    captain yesterday wrote:

    Kids figured out there's a Party City in the strip mall where one of our grocery store chains are.

    Tiny T-Rex is literally bowing to the giant gumball machine display in the middle of the store, Pea Bear is speechless.

    Party City needs to learn proper space allocation practices. When I worked at UPS, they were infamous for specifying that their large bulk orders all be placed on the same truck so they wouldn't have to take multiple deliveries. As a consequence, every time this happened, we would have to take other customers' items off of the truck in order to fit in Party City's 60+ large packing boxes. F!@* those guys.


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    Celestial Healer wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    EDIT: It's why that "Why are you not a millionaire" thread cheeses me so much: I put 10% into my 401(k), and figure the rest is mine to spend on... whatever. My father was a great role model. "Money is meaningless. Friends and family are everything." He would happily pay for us to bring friends along on all our vacations, so we'd end up wherever (backpacking, hiking, Ashland, or anything else he considered a "family" vacation) with each son plus a "guest", and my father would pay for the 8 of us without batting an eye. When he died, I inherited... nothing. And I was pretty pleased he'd balanced it out so well.

    Ironically, 10% of your income into a properly-invested 401(k) could make you a millionaire by the time you retire. You may be able to get there despite your best efforts to the contrary.

    *Source: I do this for a living.

    Oh, no; if everything works out, I should have about $3 million in my retirement fund by the time I stop working, meaning I'll have enough money to do everything that I want to be able to do then. $3 million sounds like a ton, but if you plan on living to 85, that's 20 years with no income you need to get through...

    It's more the idea of scrimping and saving and doing nothing today, so that you'll have plenty of money to do things "later".

    Still doing my best to avoid being depressing, but my stepfather dedicated the last 10 years of his life to working 60-70 hour weeks so that "when he retired" he'd be able to do things. Life caught up before that happened.

    I'd rather live now, and put away a trickle for the future...

    EDIT:
    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Limeylongears wrote:

    Epoch-making performance of my gentlemanly duties last night means Lady Longears was too shagged out to make breakfast this morning (she won't let me do it because I'd poison us both, apparently) As a result, I'm frigging ravenous.

    But I do have a parka.

    strange.

    I don't remember being in your area yesterday, or wearing a limey suit. I don't even own one.

    I don't think you want a limey suit, matey. That'd do quite a number on your black manliness...


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    I am not at comic con today (and I apologize for not doing a massive announcement as I have with conventions previous- weird timing and low phone battery played a role). I am at a coworkers wedding. Earlier this year when my best friend got married, I thought I would be the only black guy in the room wondering what was going on (best friend Jewish, wife Chinese). That didn't happen there. It is happening HERE, however, as I know literally noone save my coworkers. My wife didn't come as she is becoming a godmother for the second time today(we had to split up). This is new territory for me, as everyone is Jewish and Russian and drinking like a fish and loling at the black people who are either teetolal(coworkers) or not superhuman(me).

    Is this what life is like for introverts?!


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    This is probably the coolest true story I've ever heard.


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    MAZEL TOV!


    NobodysHome wrote:

    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.
  • American doesn't have a law that would allow heirs to reject the inheritance and debts at the same time?


    Drejk wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.
  • American doesn't have a law that would allow heirs to reject the inheritance and debts at the same time?

    not to my knowledge.

    Note: I am drunk.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    This is new territory for me, as everyone is Jewish and Russian and drinking like a fish and loling at the black people who are either teetolal(coworkers) or not superhuman(me).

    Tell them that you are economical-grade drinker - you can get drunk at reasonable cost.


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    Drejk wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    This is new territory for me, as everyone is Jewish and Russian and drinking like a fish and loling at the black people who are either teetolal(coworkers) or not superhuman(me).
    Tell them that you are economical-grade drinker - you can get drunk at reasonable cost.

    my inebriation made this go from humorous to hilarious.


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    Drejk wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.
  • American doesn't have a law that would allow heirs to reject the inheritance and debts at the same time?

    You can most certainly refuse the inheritance, but debts are quickly and often forcefully shoved onto next-of-kin following death.


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    Another City Of Mists blogpost.

    Silver Crusade

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    Orthos wrote:
    Drejk wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.
  • American doesn't have a law that would allow heirs to reject the inheritance and debts at the same time?
    You can most certainly refuse the inheritance, but debts are quickly and often forcefully shoved onto next-of-kin following death.

    Depending on the type of debt. Student loans and credit cards, for instance, can claim assets of the state, but do pass on to heirs if the estate lacks the assets to pay them.

    Silver Crusade

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    John took me out for crab legs. Life is good.


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    Does anyone know the penalty for riding your motorcycle on the sidewalk like an assclown in San Francisco?


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    NobodysHome Philosophy of Life:

  • If you die in debt, you have done your children a disservice.
  • If you die with money in the bank, you have done yourself a disservice.
  • Drejk wrote:
    American doesn't have a law that would allow heirs to reject the inheritance and debts at the same time?
    Orthos wrote:
    You can most certainly refuse the inheritance, but debts are quickly and often forcefully shoved onto next-of-kin following death.
    Celestial Healer wrote:
    Depending on the type of debt. Student loans and credit cards, for instance, can claim assets of the state, but do pass on to heirs if the estate lacks the assets to pay them.

    From my entirely armchair and in no way actually researched or studied economic history, I think it at least partially has to do with those who faked their death in order to avoid debts.

    (For example, I know that in my own family history this has happened with at least three different individuals from different family lines*. Made a bit of a bugaboo to prove that my family was connected to those who fought in the revolutionary war.)

    * Well, that and criminal activity/juggling multiple wives/practicing <insert thing here> without a licence. My sister's in-laws by contrast knew that their ancestors were cattle rustlers. Man, have our families come a long way in the last three generations! :D


    Rosita the Riveter wrote:
    Does anyone know the penalty for riding your motorcycle on the sidewalk like an assclown in San Francisco?

    With just a skim, it looks like either jail time (NY) or Probation-and-Community Service. But that's just skimming the headlines, and those may actually be bicycles instead - and who know whether NY law applies in San Francisco.

    A more edited Google search might help. I don't know.

    (This has been your silly copy/paste search for the day.) :D


    Mine hasn't. Last member in state prison was my dad. Spent my entire teenagehood there. Before that, there was the time Grandpa got drunk and hit a kid with his car. Didn't kill him, but it was still pretty screwed up. Then we have my maternal grandmother.


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    Okay Captain Yesterday, I am now fully educated on the origins of your superhero identity.


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    Rosita the Riveter wrote:
    Does anyone know the penalty for riding your motorcycle on the sidewalk like an assclown in San Francisco?

    I think it's two separate offenses:

    (1) Riding your motorcycle on the sidewalk: A ticket to the tune of $500-$600
    (2) Being an assclown: Currently unpunishable, but I feel that being publicly flogged by D+#$s on Bikes would be just an awesome punishment.

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