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Offline Ortho_cat

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2012, 01:14:44 PM »
So no billion dollar lottery.

Thanks Maryland and Kansas. As if I needed anymore of a reason to hate Maryland more than I do now.

Kansas says you're welcome ;)

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2012, 06:06:57 PM »
Screw Kansas.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2012, 12:17:26 AM »
Nice avatar and whatever you call beneath it.

Pynchon's greatest accomplishment was to lend his name to one of the best blurbs to occur on like 40 different texts.

Everything with Phillip K. Dick's name on it:

"The working man's Pynchon."
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #93 on: April 01, 2012, 12:41:58 AM »

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2012, 12:48:45 AM »
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #95 on: April 01, 2012, 12:51:35 AM »


Kansas?

I opened the link expecting to find this...  ;D

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #96 on: April 01, 2012, 01:09:46 AM »
LOL at that blurb. Oh there's alot of similiarties between the two.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #97 on: April 01, 2012, 01:14:10 AM »


Kansas?

I opened the link expecting to find this...  ;D

wow, I had no idea that was Kansas' song! I never gave those guys much credit 8)

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #98 on: April 01, 2012, 01:21:18 AM »
Screw anything associated with the name Kansas.

There.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #99 on: April 01, 2012, 01:31:45 AM »
Screw anything associated with the name Kansas.

There.

so i take it you are rooting for Kentucky on monday? ;)

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« Reply #100 on: April 01, 2012, 01:39:37 AM »
Screw anything associated with the name Kansas and Kentucky.

There.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #101 on: April 01, 2012, 01:52:57 AM »
Screw anything associated with the name Kansas and Kentucky.

There.


odd...and i would have taken you for a bourbon man... ;)

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #102 on: April 01, 2012, 02:35:55 PM »
Scotch, baby.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #103 on: April 01, 2012, 05:16:21 PM »
aw man...what's up with your avatar??? mod's are gonna take that down lickety split  :police:

edit: hopefully they leave the cat though ;)
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #104 on: April 01, 2012, 05:41:37 PM »


Kansas?

I opened the link expecting to find this...  ;D
Right...what did you expect the gay guy to post?
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #105 on: April 01, 2012, 06:22:42 PM »
Speaking of  the songs of old, how about "Simple Man?
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #106 on: April 01, 2012, 07:07:14 PM »


Kansas?

I opened the link expecting to find this...  ;D
Right...what did you expect the gay guy to post?

lol...gay guy's don't like Kansas?? (band)

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2012, 09:33:59 AM »
It's hard to believe Christians are talking about gambling during Great Lent.  St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain was right aftera all.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2012, 09:40:13 AM »
I don't know if people are already doing this now, like giving up their life savings or selling their items just to get tickets, but could you honestly imagine if this lottery swells to a billion?

I mean think about how many people would put their own lives at risk just to get that kind of a prize.

Yeah, you'd be surprised. I know folks who work in low paying jobs like housekeeping and dietary who spend a couple of hundred bucks a week on lottery tickets. The other day at the grocery store i saw someone buy $100 of the scratchers at once. i knew a clerical person who took a credit card cash advance to buy tickets. wow.
If such people use their money so foolishly when they have a little, does anyone honestly think that a huge windfall, such as winning the Mega Millions, is going to make them suddenly much wiser?
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« Reply #109 on: April 02, 2012, 03:26:06 PM »
And the madness cont's: "Mega Millions mania has plunged a Maryland McDonald’s into a bubbling cauldron of controversy.."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_mega_mess_wHA9HVdfxA1VDSqWn58KtJ#.T3nMpVe_B1U.facebook
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #110 on: April 02, 2012, 03:28:40 PM »
And the madness cont's: "Mega Millions mania has plunged a Maryland McDonald’s into a bubbling cauldron of controversy.."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_mega_mess_wHA9HVdfxA1VDSqWn58KtJ#.T3nMpVe_B1U.facebook
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #111 on: April 02, 2012, 03:30:38 PM »
I don't know if people are already doing this now, like giving up their life savings or selling their items just to get tickets, but could you honestly imagine if this lottery swells to a billion?

I mean think about how many people would put their own lives at risk just to get that kind of a prize.

Yeah, you'd be surprised. I know folks who work in low paying jobs like housekeeping and dietary who spend a couple of hundred bucks a week on lottery tickets. The other day at the grocery store i saw someone buy $100 of the scratchers at once. i knew a clerical person who took a credit card cash advance to buy tickets. wow.
If such people use their money so foolishly when they have a little, does anyone honestly think that a huge windfall, such as winning the Mega Millions, is going to make them suddenly much wiser?
It won't. A significant number of lotto winners are broke within 5 years.
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Re: $476 million
« Reply #112 on: April 02, 2012, 03:42:51 PM »
PeterTheAleut said:

"If such people use their money so foolishly when they have a little, does anyone honestly think that a huge windfall, such as winning the Mega Millions, is going to make them suddenly much wiser?"

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Re: $476 million
« Reply #113 on: April 02, 2012, 03:54:48 PM »
I don't know if people are already doing this now, like giving up their life savings or selling their items just to get tickets, but could you honestly imagine if this lottery swells to a billion?

I mean think about how many people would put their own lives at risk just to get that kind of a prize.

Yeah, you'd be surprised. I know folks who work in low paying jobs like housekeeping and dietary who spend a couple of hundred bucks a week on lottery tickets. The other day at the grocery store i saw someone buy $100 of the scratchers at once. i knew a clerical person who took a credit card cash advance to buy tickets. wow.
If such people use their money so foolishly when they have a little, does anyone honestly think that a huge windfall, such as winning the Mega Millions, is going to make them suddenly much wiser?

It goes for happiness too: from the poorest groups to the richest, the statistical difference is less than 2% on happiness (I just saw this data again Saturday).  Miserable poor people make miserable (and it would seem to follow, misery) rich people.
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