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>> No. 413694 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 5:40 pm
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Weekend thread? Weekend thread.
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>> No. 415427 Anonymous
12th February 2018
Monday 10:56 pm
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>>415423 

>let's not pretend Dalton wasn't top Bond. 

Fucking hell. He was even more bland than George Lazenby. And Lazenby couldn't act for toffee, he was merely a photo model who had blagged his way into the role with no prior acting experience. And Dalton was worse than that despite being a professional actor.
>> No. 415428 Anonymous
13th February 2018
Tuesday 12:01 am
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>>415421
A fine post lad.
>> No. 415429 Anonymous
13th February 2018
Tuesday 3:32 am
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>>415423
>let's not pretend Dalton wasn't top Bond
No need to pretend, lad.
>> No. 415430 Anonymous
13th February 2018
Tuesday 10:25 am
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You lot honestly think Timothy Dalton was a good Bond actor? Are you putting me on?
>> No. 415431 Anonymous
13th February 2018
Tuesday 12:49 pm
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>>415430
I'm of the Connery/Brosnan school of thought myself, Daniel Craig was also really good in Casino Royale.

I like Roger Moore, but I barely remember Dalton was Bond at times.
>> No. 415432 Anonymous
13th February 2018
Tuesday 4:19 pm
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>>415431

The Daniel Craig Bond movies were a welcome change from the Brosnan era because the latter got a little too outlandish with all the pretend spy tech. The low point was the air drop scene in Die Another Day which featured piss poor CGI effects even for 2002. Also, the whole car sponsoring thing became a little too much. Not to mention that they switched to BMW.

Daniel Craig is (or was, if he's really not going to come back) really the no-nonsense Bond for the 21st century who does well in action-driven movies. His Bond films have been the most enjoyable ones in a long time.
>> No. 415674 Anonymous
23rd February 2018
Friday 7:40 pm
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Going to watch A View To A Kill tonight, with one of the coolest people to ever grace this planet.

What better actor to play a psychopath and result of a failed genetic experiment than Christopher Walken.

Other than that, I am well aware that this Bond is among the more bland offerings of the series.
>> No. 415683 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 12:27 am
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Get my first cold of the winter four days before I go to Prague, fucking typical. Basically downing Covonia.
>> No. 415684 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 12:56 am
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>>415683

You won't be missing much, it's a bit of a shithole, especially at this time of year. Cheap beer though. Like cheaper than water. Get enough 25p plastic 2 liter bottles of Staropramen (or however little I paid for them) down you and you won't give a shit that's you have a cold or that you're in fucking Prague, of all places.
>> No. 415686 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 1:35 am
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>>415684

It's not my first rodeo, strange your opinion as I rather like the place compared to your Budapest, Riga, Krakow-type breaks.

Once you get outside the couple of very touristy main streets, there's loads of great pubs and places offering local food. Public transports is perfect and simple. Clubbing scene is decent too, Cross Club is always a laugh.
>> No. 415687 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 1:55 am
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>>415684
I thought it was lovely.
>> No. 415688 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 3:45 am
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>>415687

I feel like you have very different expectations. I feel you, like myself were probably mesmerized by such cultural wonders as the astronomical clock, where as I get the impression our esteemed college was most likely more concerned with how pissed he could get and still have enough wit to negotiate getting balls deep in prostitute. His disappointment, is our boon I’d say.
>> No. 415690 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 4:04 am
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>>415684

I remember going there when I was a teenlad. We went bezerk, spent around £5, and I ended up throwing the whole lot up. Fast forward to the next day, we ended up going out for some hungover food but I only had enough money for a pint, but not coke or water. I had to hold back the tears as I drank it
>> No. 415698 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 1:22 pm
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>>415684
>>415688

Actually (oh dear) I was on one of those weekend city breaks with the missus (at her insistence) - I never really got pissed once and certainly no prostitutes. I just found the cheap, strong, lager a nice way to anesthetize myself against exactly how much money I'd parted ways with in order to spend a weekend in an utterly mediocre and tiresome city.

Now, I'm not particularly au-fait with other ex-communist-shithole eastern European tourist destinations (Budapest, Riga, Krakow, etc) to make a direct comparison - and for good reason: I wasn't there for the fanny or the banter or to get pissed - I just got dragged there by the missus who, apparently like you, got sold on the idea of Prague being some kind magical city of culture when really it ranks somewhere between Chester on a good day and "Amsterdam with a mildly interesting clock" on a bad one.

Admittedly the Old Town was quite nice but packed like a sardine tin with bovine tourists and the kind of low-end fixed-price three course menu restaurants you find in the shit ends of Brussels and Paris and shops selling Trdelnik for an insane markup in much the same way the chancers in Montmartre try to sell you a Nutella filled crepe for 10 sodding euros.

> Once you get outside the couple of very touristy main streets, there's loads of great pubs and places offering local food.

I did find some nice bars and restaurants and even had some passable food (as in it passed for food, sort of) and I agree that the tram system was fairly straight forward. One thing I found impossible, though, was buying a damn tram ticket and so I found myself traipsing up and down for free because I figured paying whatever Monopoly Money fine was probably easier than trying to figure out the Babbage-era Difference-Engine that apparently passed muster for a ticket machine.

> I feel you, like myself were probably mesmerized by such cultural wonders as the astronomical clock

The astronomical clock was OK, we sat around and waited for it to chime the hour along with around two million other idiot tourists. The panthéon and the museum of arts et métiers in Paris were both far more interesting and cultural as was practically any building I visited in Rome. Or, well, anywhere I've been really. Have you ever really paid attention to the carvings around the doors at the Notre-Dame de Paris? Now that's cultural (if you're educated enough to know what you're looking at).

The castle was likewise OK, although again nothing special compared to other, better, castles I've visited. I did get to fire a crossbow for 10 kroner though, got a bullseye and allowed myself to prattle on about projectile arcs and dynamics for a good half an hour afterwards. Possibly the most fun I had on the entire trip. The gallery of replica armour was a nice touch, a sort of mini-Epcot for people who think they know about history ("look honey, a real set of Japanese Samurai armour!") and a lovely way to get prepared for the disappointment of the replica "medieval" statues on the Charles Bridge.

Despite my general lack of experience in visiting post-communist shitholes I definitely had more fun in Kiev, although possibly with extenuating circumstances.

> where as I get the impression our esteemed college was most likely more concerned with how pissed he could get

Honestly, you make it sound like I was in Hull or something.
>> No. 415710 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 3:06 pm
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>>415698
I don't really understand your disappointment but whatever.
>> No. 415718 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 3:46 pm
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>>415698
Doesn't sound like a terrible trip tbh - typical weekend away kind of fare.
>> No. 415736 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 6:46 pm
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>>415710
>>415718

Either I've been extremely lucky with my trips abroad or you lads have surprisingly low expectations when it comes to having a fun time away.

I'll just wait for Playa Del Ingles lad to chime in about his potatoes in red sauce and this wank-off will be complete and we can book ourselves a package holiday to Pontins.
>> No. 415741 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 7:24 pm
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>>415736
You should come to Hong Kong. It's 30 degrees here.
>> No. 415742 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 7:29 pm
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>>415736
>or you lads have surprisingly low expectations when it comes to having a fun time away.

Well, what do you expect other than someone else's shithole? They're cities with people living in them, not tourist attractions.
>> No. 415760 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 9:03 pm
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>>415741

I've been to Saudi Arabia in 55oC heat lad, you can shove your Hong Kong and your anal loving girlfriend right up your arse.

>>415742
> Well, what do you expect other than someone else's shithole? They're cities with people living in them, not tourist attractions

Believe it or not, not every city in the world is a shithole. Some of them are rather nice. They might not be on the general tourist trail, though, so your Ryanair flight might not get you there.
>> No. 415788 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 10:39 pm
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>>415741

I might be over in HK in the new tax year. What's it like to live there? The only description I've even been given is "imagine a chinatown in any english city then imagine it's a thousand times bigger"
>> No. 415789 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 10:43 pm
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>>415788
30 degree heat and birds who take up the shitepipe.
>> No. 415790 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 10:47 pm
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>>415789

I can get anal here though, in far less sweaty conditions. Do they do anything else interesting?
>> No. 415795 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 10:59 pm
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>>415789

Sounds a little bit like my time in Thailand a few years ago.

Except not all birds were birds. It may seem like a tired out cliché, but there really are parts of Bangkok that are teeming with khatoeys. Mostly at night, but really also during the day.
>> No. 415799 Anonymous
24th February 2018
Saturday 11:11 pm
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>>415788
Hong Kong is the only place I have ever been to where you can smell shit in the streets. It's an amazing place, and I usually like big cities, but I couldn't for the life of me see what the fuss with the city was about.
>> No. 415814 Anonymous
25th February 2018
Sunday 6:37 am
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>>415799

It's Ghost in the Shell! Also the British version of China.
>> No. 415832 Anonymous
25th February 2018
Sunday 9:26 pm
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My cousin told us tonight that he will be a dad and that he is getting married.

Good on him. I like his girlfriend. Everybody does. Very sweet girl, and a behind to put Pippa's to shame.
>> No. 415992 Anonymous
3rd March 2018
Saturday 12:50 pm
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This weekend marks the 18th anniversary of my brother's death.

He died from cancer. Fought it like a soldier for years and far outlived his statistical life expectancy after first diagnosis. But the cancer eventually won and he died one of the most miserable deaths you can imagine.

It's sobering when you think what all he has missed the last 18 years. He never knew youtube, facebook or Netflix, never had a smartphone, and he died during Tony Blair's heyday, and before 9/11 and the whole militant daft woggery kerfuffle. My brother was a certified tech geek with also a keen interest in politics, so all of that would have meant something to him.

He was also a younglad in his prime, just out of uni. Would have had the whole world at his feet. But the cancer struck just months after he finished his degree.

Anyway, here's to you, Andrew.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDl9yKSnDE
>> No. 415996 Anonymous
3rd March 2018
Saturday 3:33 pm
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>>415992
It is an awful way to watch a loved one die - have been through similar.
>> No. 416218 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 9:33 pm
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Watching the movie "Paul" on TV.

Simon Pegg has definitely made worse movies than this one. It's really quite funny. And Seth Rogen is a good choice as the alien's voice.
>> No. 416220 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:32 pm
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Doing fuck all this weekend. I don't want to get all /emo/ but at 25 I kind of wish I was going out on the piss every weekend, but with the very good mates I have it probably only happens once every 4-6 weeks outside of holiday periods. Doesn't help that the thirstiest one of us finally got a girlfriend off the internet.
>> No. 416221 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 11:47 pm
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>>416220

I tried to kill myself the other month but it didn't work.
>> No. 416222 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 12:32 am
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>>416220

Just become a resting actor and start getting sloshed at home on your tod like the rest of us.
>> No. 416227 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 2:23 am
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This weekend I am going to do nothing, nada, fuck all.

I am on gardening leave at the moment, start a nice new job in a few weeks time, it feels great to be able to clear my head and just do nothing for a few days.
>> No. 416229 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 7:01 am
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>>416227
I got five weeks gardening leave when I left my last job because I wanted to negotiate my notice period down but I went a little too far.

Anyway, it's bliss but it will go quicker than you think.
>> No. 416232 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:55 am
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>>416227>>416229

Although they've stopped paying me at the end of the year, I've been out since November. It started out great but I'm going a bit mad now, and have too many possible offers to pursue that it's become impossible to decide.

I realise there are worse problems to have, mind. It's very nice to not be responsible for anything for the first time in my adult life, and I've found that playing hard to get with employers works the same as with women. I've been jokingly telling people I've retired early, I should probably do something else before that becomes true.
>> No. 416233 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 3:27 pm
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One of the neighbours' kids must have put a dent in my bonnet, smack bang in the front centre of it where you can't miss it or ignore it. It looks like the end of some sort of pipe shaped object hit the bonnet at an angle, so I am thinking the side end of a bicycle handlebar. One of the kids must have leaned against the front of my car and then fallen over the bonnet with the handlebar or something.

It's kind of annoying I'm actually fucking angry because I had the bonnet, A pillars and both wings repainted two years ago, and they were still looking spick and span. My pride and joy which cost me over £1,000.

What gets me the most is that naturally, I have no way of proving any of it to any of the kids' parents. I could name one or two kids from this street that I've seen on bicycles around the neighbourhood and who seem like they would do such a thing and not tell me or their parents, but I am not going to be a cunt and go to all their parents. At least given that I have no evidence whatsoever.

I'm going to have to see if there are any good dent removal services in Greater London. It looks like the kind of dent that should still be fixable without going to the length of re-repainting the bonnet.

I'm still fucking annoyed by this.
>> No. 416234 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 3:56 pm
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>>416233

I feel your pain, lad. I have a camera pointing at my cars now, just in case.

If it helps, a bonnet is always a fairly simple fix - it's just a big sheet of metal, unless you have a newer plastic thingy.

Worst case is you can replace an entire bonnet for about fifty quid.
>> No. 416235 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 5:28 pm
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>>416234

>Worst case is you can replace an entire bonnet for about fifty quid.

Your problems don't end there though, even if you find a matching bonnet at your breaker's. Because not only are bonnets usually damaged when a car goes to the breaker's, but even if you've got the same colour code, there is no guarantee that the shades will match. One and the same colour from the same production year can look considerably different from one lot number to the next.

I think when I had everything painted, they told me that a bonnet alone (this is for a 2010 Passat in sapphire blue pearl, all of which would make it a rare find either way at a breaker's) would have cost the better part of £500 to paint. I think I paid something like £1,150 for bonnet, wings and A pillars when I had them done. Oh, and they threw in the mirror caps "for free" because they said once the paint was mixed up and all the masking in place, the additional effort was going to be negible to do them as well.

Anyway, from what I've been reading here this afternoon, having one dent removed in an easily accessible place like the top of your bonnet will be between £50 and £100 normally. One web page said that dents made by sharp objects may not disappear completely. So it's both a relief and something which makes me all the more angry. For my 50 to 100 quid, they may or may not be able to make it look the way it did before.
>> No. 416236 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 6:13 pm
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>>416235

That's fair, I've done it before but I did get lucky.

A lot of smooth dents can definitely be pulled, even big ones. I managed to get a nasty, Peugeot 106 shaped dent out of a door with one of those dent pullers I got from Amazon. It was fairly deep, too.
>> No. 416237 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 7:09 pm
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>>416236

>with one of those dent pullers I got from Amazon. It was fairly deep, too.

I saw on eBay and Amazon that a dent removal set like that can be had for about 75 quid. Which would kind of make it a sound investment, given that I've got a few minor nicks in my boot area as well but which I haven't seen any need to have removed (also because money is a bit tight for me lately, I'm not going to lie). I just worry that I'll make it worse, given that I have no experience with this sort of thing. I'm handy with repairs and have spray painted smaller car parts before which turned out well, but removing a dent from such a prominent spot seems kind of daunting. Especially because I'm kind of an OCD lad who would then say bad things to himself under his own breath everytime I'd look at my botched bonnet work.

One thing a professional painter did tell me a few years ago is that with dents on your car, you usually only have one attempt. You have to get it right the first time, and if you don't, there isn't much a dent removal service will be able to do with it.

So again, I'm feeling a bit uneasy about doing this myself. Even if the handful of nicks around the boot would make good practice before progressing to the bonnet.
>> No. 416238 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 7:18 pm
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>>416237

>So again, I'm feeling a bit uneasy about doing this myself. Even if the handful of nicks around the boot would make good practice before progressing to the bonnet.

That's fair. I don't want to make it seem so easy a solution in that case. It worked for me, but it's entirely possible I was just very lucky.

You can get small dent pullers for way less than that, mind - I have a one that's about two inches diameter that I got for about a fiver. Not that this'd help the bonnet situation. It sounds shite all around lad, I'm sorry.

As a child I often wondered why grumpy old men got so angry about us playing around near their houses. I understand fully now. Little cunts.
>> No. 416239 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 7:51 pm
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>>416238

>As a child I often wondered why grumpy old men got so angry about us playing around near their houses. I understand fully now. Little cunts.

There was an old man who lived alone down the street when we were kids, who always got upset with us when we were playing a bit of football in the street after school. We were really just innocently kicking a ball around most of the time, as ten-year-old boys do. One time he even threatened to call child services on our parents if we didn't stop using his neighbour's garage door as our goal posts. I'll admit that the loud booms of the ball hitting the metal garage door must have been a bit annoying for somebody who was having his tea with the day's newspaper in his armchair next door.

But boy was he grumpy. When I was a teenlad, he once told me in passing that he had no hopes whatsoever for this country once our generation would be in charge. Well, he died of a heart attack a few years later, miserable and lonely in his livingroom. I kind of made a vow to myself that I'd never end up that way. So I take no pleasure in being the kind of cunt who gets upset about the neighbours' kids putting a nick in my bonnet. But somebody damaged my property, and I can't just pretend that didn't happen.

Not sure if you lads even know what I'm on about.
>> No. 416240 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 8:07 pm
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>>416239
I have no hope for my generation either.
>> No. 416241 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 8:13 pm
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>>416239

I understand completely. I have an astonishingly similar story to yours. He managed to get the council to plant trees on the grass outside his house where we used to play. And died alone and presumably angry.

I'm still young enough to realise shouting at kids is daft and will only invite their mischief, but at the same time I understand the frustration. They just won't understand how much they've ruined your day, and likely will have forgotten all about it long before they ever do realise.
>> No. 416242 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:56 pm
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>>416241

>They just won't understand how much they've ruined your day, and likely will have forgotten all about it long before they ever do realise.

Succinctly put, at a certain age, you're closer to the grave than they are (except for that one kid who always wears a cap). Youth is a time when you are allowed all the obliviousness in the world. What you do from one day to the next doesn't matter much in your young life. But the days and the way people treat you become more meaningful to you the older you get. You feel sad when somebody so carelessly ruins your day with that one inconsiderate thing they do at a moment's notice.

Those were pretty much exactly my late granddad's words.

Except for the bit with the kid with the cap.
>> No. 416245 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 11:10 pm
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>>416241>>416242

It's just vicious or virtuous circles of perception. If you see a bunch of kids playing outside your house and begrudge them their youth and vigour, you'll be infuriated whenever their ball goes over your hedge or bangs against your garage door. If you see those kids at play and take a vicarious joy in it, you won't mind the odd inconvenience or annoyance.

If a group of children having fun can ruin your day, then your day was probably ruined from the moment you woke up - you were just looking for a reason to call it ruined.
>> No. 416246 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 11:13 pm
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>>416245

Maybe, or, a kid dents your bonnet and costs you fifty quid you didn't have.
>> No. 416249 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 12:12 am
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>>416246
Do you not own a plunger?
>> No. 416250 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 1:18 am
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>>416249

I did but I chucked it at some kids who were having fun too loudly near my house.

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