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A series of lists [Jan. 6th, 2010|10:56 pm]
The American Caliban
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  1. Things I observed taking the long way home from downtown through southeast Los Angeles today
    • Norms Restaurant with neon failure renaming it NOMS
    • Burger joint with neon failure resulting in BUGERS
    • Small business offering INTERNET AND COMPUTER HELP $2/HR WEB / MESSENGER / MYSPACE
    • Cop trying to fix his own cop car
    • One out of five businesses of any kind offering free wi-fi

  2. Things I lost today and then recovered
    • My wallet, which fell out of my pants and then under my car in the garage at work. Found during trip back to garage from office.
    • A credit card, which fell out of the wallet as the wallet fell out of my pants, arriving at a point under the car eight inches further. Found during second, more frustrated trip to garage.
    • A check worth way more than I can afford to lose, found in wrong envelope in small stack of things to throw away on seat of car.
    • Sunglasses (TWICE)

  3. Things heard on the emergency services radio on my scanner in the last week
    • Robbery with suspect being sought: six foot three male wearing oversized foam cowboy hat and carrying (stolen) inflatable parrot toy
    • Fire consisting of a "fully involved roll of toilet paper"
    • The Rodriguez brothers again
    • Person returning once again to store where he had stolen the same thing six times

  4. Phrases I heard at the Harbor & Adams Starbucks on the way home
    • "Standing in the studs"
    • "The Asian lady at the post office was particularly durable"
    • "Street monster"
    • "It was like I just kept flipping over rocks and seeing the same bugs each time"
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From: besskeloid
2010-01-07 10:47 am (UTC)
neon failure

On Bridge Street in Manchester there's currently a TARBUCKS.
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2010-01-07 05:51 pm (UTC)
Norms: We Never Close
I always imagine that the employees would tell you, "Lord, how we want to, but they just won't let us! Please, just kill us now!"
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2010-01-07 06:52 pm (UTC)
"It was like I just kept flipping over rocks and seeing the same bugs each time"

A really concise description of dating. In fact I wonder if dating was what that person was talking about.
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[User Picture]From: purejuice
2010-01-07 09:08 pm (UTC)
BUGERS!
particularly durable!
love this post.
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[User Picture]From: snuh
2010-01-08 08:32 am (UTC)
Los Hermanos Rodriguez don't approve of drugs.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-01-08 09:41 am (UTC)
I thought of the exact same damn thing! Haha
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[User Picture]From: snuh
2010-01-08 09:49 am (UTC)
Iggy Pop: Repo Man

I've been doing this site since June and it's on fire, 7000 unique hits a day and it's been attracting *interest*: stonerparty.

I'm sure you heard how our pal Georgina just zoomed into the virtual stratosphere - it's time to get paid!
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