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(   Man who saved children from burning apartment building now suspected of starting the fire. Bulletproof defense: "Everybody knew where my whereabouts were at"   ( divider line
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2003-05-01 02:29:37 PM  
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
2003-05-01 02:29:39 PM  
Why the hell is everyone so quick to criticize each other's grammar? If you're looking for perfection from the people with whom you are posting, the Mensa website is here..

2003-05-01 02:38:07 PM  
Dammit! I lost my whereabouts again!
2003-05-01 02:39:32 PM  
This was a follow-up? I'm curious to see the original story. Not like I haven't heard enough about it all week on the local news and all. Just want to see what the rest of the world is hearing.
2003-05-01 02:40:11 PM  
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2003-05-01 02:42:28 PM  
"...Why would you bring that thing that I hate to be read to out of up for?..." LOL

And the winner of the "String the most prepositions along in one sentence" contest goes to: Allanhowls!

2003-05-01 02:42:29 PM  
"fire it up, fire it up" the chant for Devils Night from the movie The Crow.
2003-05-01 02:43:18 PM  

That's my line!
2003-05-01 02:46:49 PM  
where my hat is at?
2003-05-01 02:47:29 PM  
Allenhowls: And now I see the grammar lesson in which that very sentence appears. Still, sounds funny when you read it out loud. :-)
2003-05-01 02:47:50 PM  
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
We don't need no water let the motherfarker burn,
Burn motherfarker burn.

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2003-05-01 02:48:11 PM  
Kent_eh - "Everybody knew where my whereabouts were at The headline writers are getting lazy. Where is the manditory 'English grammar surrenders'?"

Publications generally don't correct the grammar of quotes, as a matter of principle, so that they remain quotes. Every now and then I read quotes from Asians, who, because of dissimilarities between English their native tongue, use improper verb tenses, such as "He go over there. I try to see him, but he run off." In today's American PC climate, it's easy to say that the quote should be fixed, but that would no longer be impartially reflecting reality, which is the job of a journalist.
2003-05-01 02:48:58 PM  
"...In this everchanging world in which we live in..."

/McCartney, Paul
2003-05-01 02:51:49 PM  
Funniest thing I heard this week...two women on the elevator. They were talking about money when one turned to the other and said " If you be so poor, how it be you so damn fat". Nearly popped nut trying not to laugh.
2003-05-01 02:52:55 PM  
Thanks...I was kinda proud of that one.
2003-05-01 02:54:48 PM  
Where's my At-At?

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2003-05-01 02:58:11 PM  
Leija's mother says he also happened to be in the right place at the right time less than a year ago, and rescued children from another fire.


farkers that get us to think they are heroes when they are zeroes should burn like neroes.
2003-05-01 02:58:46 PM  
In other news:
Lead singer of Great White say's they have a bulletproof defense: "Everybody knew where my whereabouts were at"
2003-05-01 03:01:22 PM  
05-01-03 02:48:11 PM Ayeroxor
but that would no longer be impartially reflecting reality, which is the job of a journalist.

Actually, my friend, the job of a journalist is to scare-monger, propagandize, "create news" and to manipulate people's fear to have the biggest ratings and the biggest profits.

I would say that any self-respecting journalist should end his own life for the benefit of humanity, but the mere concept of 'self-respecting journalist' is a logical impossibility.

/spits in general direction of journalists everywhere
2003-05-01 03:06:47 PM  

Ooops sorry to steal your thunder.
Hopefully you don't sue me for using your image like Mr. T or the chick from Deelite
2003-05-01 03:08:16 PM  
crazyeddie, you must live in england.

the majority of journalists where i work (a newspaper, for the record) take care to not sensationalize. if we quote people like the above gramatically-challenged suspect, it's because that's what they said.
2003-05-01 03:08:34 PM  
Crazyeddie apparently does Pentagon press briefings.
2003-05-01 03:12:13 PM  
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2003-05-01 03:14:16 PM  
Comics where the characters have no eyes and their faces are melting are just SILLY!
2003-05-01 03:17:31 PM  
ironically, i saw this theory posted at another web site the day the story originally broke. apparently it's pretty common for an arsonist to stick around and watch his work and sometimes even make himself look like a big hero. the guy had a history of break-ins.

i'm not convicting hime, i'm just not surprised.
2003-05-01 03:18:29 PM  
I'm giving 22/1 odds that by the time the week is out this sack of shiat will be suing the police for allegedly beating the crap out of him, the city for violating his civil rights, and the property owner for mental anguish and loss of income (thief).

Next, Jessie and the Rev Al will champion his cause. Riots will break out. Cities will burn. The government will be overthrown. Dogs and cats..... OK, I'm getting a little carried away. But not by much.
2003-05-01 03:25:39 PM  
2003-05-01 03:26:03 PM  
Trunks -- That's some funny shiat
2003-05-01 03:26:21 PM  
I seen 'im.
2003-05-01 03:54:41 PM  
Young man finds the kids
take credit - you're the hero!
where is the gas can?
2003-05-01 03:56:25 PM  
This IS pretty common. Read something by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
2003-05-01 04:31:39 PM  
o brother, where art thou whereabouts?
2003-05-01 04:37:12 PM  
I keep my whereabouts in my pants.
2003-05-01 04:43:46 PM  

I'd convict him on his grammar alone:

"They're trying to say I'm a suspect after what I done. But my lawyer told me I don't have anything to worry about because everybody knew where my whereabouts were at," Leija said.
2003-05-01 04:44:40 PM  
whereabouts   [image from too old to be available] ( P )   Pronunciation Key  (hwr[image from too old to be available][image from too old to be available]-bouts[image from too old to be available], wr[image from too old to be available]-)

adv. About where; in, at, or near what location: Whereabouts do you live?

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Approximate location: Her whereabouts are still unknown.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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2003-05-01 06:23:34 PM  
He's never told me he was walking or driving a car," Moore said. "He doesn't have a license and he doesn't have a car. He borrowed his cousin's bicycle."

YEAH! HE told me I could BORROW his bicycle, officer! I dint TAKE it...
2003-05-01 09:24:20 PM  
You guys didn't know Kenny Rogers sung that song? Feh. You don't watch enough Big Lebowski
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