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(Des Moines Register)   Woman says her friend turned violent after she threw away used cigarettes because "they were being saved for later." Oh, Iowa, you truly are the Florida of the Midwest   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 73
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2013-11-02 10:18:55 PM  

whatshisname: Damn! I wasted one of my 10 free articles from the Des Moines Register on that?


Here's the other 9 articles.

Hawkeyes win!
Fat woman loses cat.
Hawkeyes quarterback thanks god.
Fat woman calls 911.
Hawkeyes coach can't quell tears of joy.
Fat woman falls off porch while on phone.
Hawkeyes coach has to leave interview.
Emergency vehicles don't have equipment to lift fat woman.
Hawkeyes coach is saddened with news that his mom and her cat are both found dead.
 
2013-11-02 10:21:19 PM  

tuna fingers: whatshisname: Damn! I wasted one of my 10 free articles from the Des Moines Register on that?

Here's the other 9 articles.

Hawkeyes win!
Fat woman loses cat.
Hawkeyes quarterback thanks god.
Fat woman calls 911.
Hawkeyes coach can't quell tears of joy.
Fat woman falls off porch while on phone.
Hawkeyes coach has to leave interview.
Emergency vehicles don't have equipment to lift fat woman.
Hawkeyes coach is saddened with news that his mom and her cat are both found dead.


Okay, that was funny
 
2013-11-02 10:23:02 PM  

tuna fingers: whatshisname: Damn! I wasted one of my 10 free articles from the Des Moines Register on that?

Here's the other 9 articles.

Hawkeyes win!
Fat woman loses cat.
Hawkeyes quarterback thanks god.
Fat woman calls 911.
Hawkeyes coach can't quell tears of joy.
Fat woman falls off porch while on phone.
Hawkeyes coach has to leave interview.
Emergency vehicles don't have equipment to lift fat woman.
Hawkeyes coach is saddened with news that his mom and her cat are both found dead.


Thanks! You've saved me many hours.

Does the fat lady make it?
 
2013-11-02 10:29:47 PM  
Oops, didn't read that last line.
 
2013-11-02 10:32:12 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Soon it will be cheaper to smoke weed than cigs.


I get my ' bacco from the injuns and stuff my own. Only 80 cents a pack. I wonder if they'll start selling weed too?!

/ a carton of Marlboros @ Safeway is $75....
 
2013-11-02 10:33:15 PM  
Fun fact: The nickname "Hawkeyes" was derived from The Last of the Mohicans. People at University of Iowa write good and shiat.

Funner fact: Black squirrels are indigenous to Council Tuckistan (among other various locales). Eat that, Omaha!
 
2013-11-02 10:42:01 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: And of course the pic didn't go through.  Just for moar effect...

BLACK SQUIRRELS!!!  OMG MOTHERSHIP!!11

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Huh, I know someone from Wisconsin who thought they were only found there. Interesting, I'll have to tell her.

TV's Vinnie: Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

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I'm deeply confused about what I'm looking at and what it's supposed to imply.
 
2013-11-02 10:58:16 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Badafuco: I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.

Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

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traveltips.usatoday.comca-sgep.ucsd.eduwww.venturacountyvistas.com

Yeah, it sucks to be us.

/Ventura county rocks.
 
2013-11-02 11:11:38 PM  
OK, aren't "used cigarettes" otherwise known as ASHES?
 
2013-11-02 11:12:51 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Juanita and Juan
Very clever with maracas
Making their fortunes
Selling second-hand tobaccos
Juan dances at Chico's
And when the clients are evicted
He empties the ashtrays
And pockets all that he's collected


Was this the demo version of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"?
 
2013-11-02 11:22:01 PM  

UsikFark: Was this the demo version of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"?


Baby's on Fire by Brian Eno

/Much better than than Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
 
2013-11-02 11:25:45 PM  
So what's the best state to live in, with no simple people?
 
2013-11-02 11:26:02 PM  

Rozotorical: SheltemDragon: Ken VeryBigLiar: Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota all deserves to be in that line before Iowa.

Exactly,

We're just a little odd. Inbred.

/ and closet racist
// and sexist
/// We're also the masters of talking about you behind your back.

ftfy


Nope, not unless your Amish.

Well it does get chancier the closer you get to Missouri

/ Mostly because of a constant influx of German, Swedes, and Dutch
// You can tell where which settled by the roads.
/// NE Iowa Swedes obviously know how to drink and did so while laying the roadways.
 
2013-11-02 11:49:38 PM  

Bucky Katt: No, Missouri is the Florida of the midwest.


I came to say that.
 
2013-11-03 01:18:28 AM  
Subby has clearly never heard of Missouri...
 
2013-11-03 01:36:12 AM  
I'm having a hard time thinking of anything more pathetic and disgusting than searching for cigarette butts with a little meat on them to smoke. That's pretty much the nastiest, filthiest thing I can imagine.

Also um, hey lady? You must not have noticed but it's 2013 going on 2014, nobody smokes anymore.
 
2013-11-03 04:44:32 AM  

ChadM89: I'm having a hard time thinking of anything more pathetic and disgusting than searching for cigarette butts with a little meat on them to smoke. That's pretty much the nastiest, filthiest thing I can imagine.

Also um, hey lady? You must not have noticed but it's 2013 going on 2014, nobody smokes anymore.


/Looks at the fresh carton of smokes I bought earlier, flick open the battle tested Zippo, and lights one.

Someone still smokes. Been smoking since I was 17. Get bent.

The old snipe swipe has been done forever. Rolling papers ain't just for joints. Whenever I'd see someone ashtray diving near where I worked (which was on nearly a daily basis, since the building had an actual covered smoking area next to the sidewalk), I'd always just give the guy a couple of mine as well, because most of the time, they usually wouldn't even try to bum one, even though there was almost always someone out there on break. They would come through, kind of heads down, and just gather up what was there.

I've known some rough times. When scrounging for a smoke occupies a portion of your day, I figure there is some far bigger problem going on. Having a real cigarette once in a while might just be a decent moment in a really crappy day.

It's a small, unhealthy thing that only a smoker who has been through some rough spots would understand.
 
2013-11-03 05:41:58 AM  
Huh, didn't know my mom moved to Iowa.
 
2013-11-03 07:06:10 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Juanita and Juan
Very clever with maracas
Making their fortunes
Selling second-hand tobaccos
Juan dances at Chico's
And when the clients are evicted
He empties the ashtrays
And pockets all that he's collected


I'd always heard that as "A bucket's all that he's collected." So thanks!
 
2013-11-03 08:42:21 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: KiwDaWabbit: noitsnot: Bucky Katt: Yeah, but East Nebraska has...

BLACK SQUIRRELS!!!!!

Not my pic, but I saw a couple of these l'il farkers while traveling through Council Bluffs a few months ago on business.  Since I was on a dead street anyway I just stopped point-blank and fired off some pictures.

We don't have these in central Iowa.  I've lived in Iowa all my life and never seen one before.  Mind blown, etc.

/really should get out (of Iowa) more


They're melanistic eastern grey squirrels. If you have the grey squirrels, then you can have black ones, and people have introduced populations where there aren't many. For whatever reason. We have them in Michigan, too. They're very cool -- I like them -- but they aren't really unique.

Rutland: So what's the best state to live in, with no simple people?


Well, Alaska definitely has simple people, but it has such a low population density that they should be easy enough to avoid. The Yukon is right next door, if you prefer Canada. But you better like the cold...
 
2013-11-03 11:24:07 AM  

mutterfark: TV's Vinnie: Badafuco: I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.

Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

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Yeah, it sucks to be us.

/Ventura county rocks.



Well, those are three postcards.  Try posting some actual pictures of the place where you live.

Compared to the Chicago suburbs where I grew up, California is:

1) Dirty.  Most of the year it doesn't rain, and dirt blows around and coats everything in a layer of grime.

2) Trashy.  There's paper and plastic trash uniformly everywhere. And drink cups and lighters and diapers and tires and whatever strewn around.  And super awesome graffiti.

3) Cheesy.  As in cheaply constructed.  Houses out here don't have to stand up to much, they are mostly crappy 60's and 70's shacks on slabs or posts.  In earthquakes they disintegrate and you build a new one.

4) Tiny. Houses are less than half the size you grew up in.  Everyone stores all their crap in the garage and parks in the driveway to try to get a little bit more space to live in.

5) Crowded.  Yards are postage stamp sized and getting smaller.  Wave to the neighbors from your shower.  New schools are trailers in a parking lot.


Would live in say, Truckee (in the summer), or Santa Barbara or SLO maybe, or some compound off Big Sur with a helipad.  But otherwise, I ain't likin' it.
 
2013-11-03 03:35:55 PM  

noitsnot: mutterfark: TV's Vinnie: Badafuco: I drove from my hometown of Ventura, CA to Ventura, IA and back.  I like my Ventura better.

Ventura, California sure is......um.....is.......yeah.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x475]

[traveltips.usatoday.com image 400x300][ca-sgep.ucsd.edu image 850x476][www.venturacountyvistas.com image 600x411]

Yeah, it sucks to be us.

/Ventura county rocks.


Well, those are three postcards.  Try posting some actual pictures of the place where you live.

Compared to the Chicago suburbs where I grew up, California is:

1) Dirty.  Most of the year it doesn't rain, and dirt blows around and coats everything in a layer of grime.

2) Trashy.  There's paper and plastic trash uniformly everywhere. And drink cups and lighters and diapers and tires and whatever strewn around.  And super awesome graffiti.

3) Cheesy.  As in cheaply constructed.  Houses out here don't have to stand up to much, they are mostly crappy 60's and 70's shacks on slabs or posts.  In earthquakes they disintegrate and you build a new one.

4) Tiny. Houses are less than half the size you grew up in.  Everyone stores all their crap in the garage and parks in the driveway to try to get a little bit more space to live in.

5) Crowded.  Yards are postage stamp sized and getting smaller.  Wave to the neighbors from your shower.  New schools are trailers in a parking lot.


Would live in say, Truckee (in the summer), or Santa Barbara or SLO maybe, or some compound off Big Sur with a helipad.  But otherwise, I ain't likin' it.


So what you're saying is "different strokes for different folks"? :b I was simply responding to a crappy picture of a section of Foothill Rd in Ventura on a day with heavy marine layer posted as if it was somehow remotely representative of the area. But me and my SO will probably  be moving to the Wasilla AK area before too many more years. All her kids and(and now grandkids) live up there.

/I know stop (not)liking things I don't :)
//I don't have any pics of my own, I am the world's worst photographer
 
2013-11-03 04:14:05 PM  
I think what odd about all his behavior is that he isn't really being judged by it, and it probably doesn't hurt his career. He is just out there living the college age male fantasy life.

Meanwhile, if one of the ex-Disney starlets step out of line, damnation and castigation are the order of the day...whore...trollop...
 
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