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Old 2020-11-13, 12:21   #1057
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I was sitting drinking coffee in my slippers this morning, when I thought to myself... I really need to wash some mugs.
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Old 2020-11-14, 00:10   #1058
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I was sitting drinking coffee in my slippers this morning, when I thought to myself... I really need to wash some mugs my slippers.
"...and my feet are cold."
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Old 2020-11-14, 15:36   #1059
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Old 2020-11-14, 15:51   #1060
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Hitchhiker: When you picked me up, weren't you a bit concerned I might be a serial killer?
Driver: Nah! The odds are extremely low that we'd both be.

Last fiddled with by EdH on 2020-11-14 at 17:36 Reason: Because I hate forgetting a word. . .
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Old 2020-11-15, 20:22   #1061
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Hitchhiker: When you picked me up, weren't you a bit concerned I might be a serial killer?
Driver: Nah! The odds are extremely low that we'd both be.
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Old 2020-11-16, 01:04   #1062
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Hitchhiker: When you picked me up, weren't you a bit concerned I might be a serial killer?
Driver: Nah! The odds are extremely low that we'd both be.
Nice alternative version of the urban legend known as "The Vanishing Hitchhiker."
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Old 2020-11-16, 02:37   #1063
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Nice alternative version of the urban legend known as "The Vanishing Hitchhiker."
On the subject of hitchhikers, the short story "The Deadlier Weapon" by Larry Niven addresses the imbalance of power between the driver and a passenger with a knife
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Appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1968. A rare non-SF Niven story. Car-jacking became a headline crime in the nineties, but this story about a hitch-hiker and his intended prey reminds us of something that many victims forget: The driver is in control of the deadlier weapon. Larry reassures us that it didn't actually happen to him, but the idea for the story occurred to him one day on the freeway
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Old 2020-11-21, 16:14   #1064
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Mr Trump's behavior is absolutely unpresidented.

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Old 2020-11-23, 20:48   #1065
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Mr Trump's behavior is absolutely unpresidented.

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Old 2020-11-24, 07:07   #1066
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Good one! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 2020-11-25, 02:19   #1067
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The positive integers have gathered for the annual numbers convention. At the opening dinner, the number 13 stands up and says, "I'm the baddest number there is. Everyone's afraid of me."

To that 666 gets up and says, "That's nothing. I'm in the Bible itself as the sign of the Apocalypse."

The number 2020 slowly pushes back its chair, stands up, and says to its buddies, "Hold my beer."
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