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Old 12-14-2011, 04:28 PM   #141
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Women wearing boots during the winter - in Florida.
Like this? I saw this up here all summer with the younger (and not so young) crowd, shorts and Uggs or other boots. Huh?

Yes I know I'm not supposed to "get it." The "fashions" when I was a teenager made no sense either in retrospect...
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I also don't get renting storage units for years and years
Sometimes there's a reason.
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......low riding baggy jeans.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #144
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Schadenfreude, when the sufferers in question have done you no harm or you don't even know them.

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People who keep attack dogs as pets.

And yes, I've been attacked.
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Scrabbler, I never heard that song on the Muppet show, never watching much TV.

The song as originally sung in a 1968 movie starring Steve McQueen also had a faster tempo, though I much prefer the slow soulful rendition by Alison Moyet above. This song by the composer Michel Legrand was popular for a while, as it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1968.

Just saw in Wikipedia that "the opening two melodic sentences were borrowed from Mozart's second movement from his Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra."

Will look for the above, plus the Muppet's rendition on youtube.

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People who keep attack dogs as pets.

And yes, I've been attacked.
I know why. These people are simply a**h***s.

My state law allows for firearm discharge against animals, and also people, for self-protection (read these dog owners, if it comes to that). It has not happened to me to pack a pistol when walking or hiking, but I understand if some do.
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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. You see them shuffling around shopping malls, like depressed zombies on quaaludes. Not just the awful clothing, but the slow, slow, slow pace, almost seems aggressive and antagonizing. Not just a couple here and there, lots of them, and in decent neighborhoods. Attack of the Zombie Slobs?
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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.
At least he didn't mention people who wear gym clothes when they are not on the way to the gym so I'm safe !
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I know why. These people are simply a**h***s.

My state law allows for firearm discharge against animals, and also people, for self-protection (read these dog owners, if it comes to that). It has not happened to me to pack a pistol when walking or hiking, but I understand if some do.
Amen. I carry two kinds of mace when I hike - dog and human.
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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. You see them shuffling around shopping malls, like depressed zombies on quaaludes. Not just the awful clothing, but the slow, slow, slow pace, almost seems aggressive and antagonizing. Not just a couple here and there, lots of them, and in decent neighborhoods. Attack of the Zombie Slobs?
Aw geez, I've been spotted.
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At least he didn't mention people who wear gym clothes when they are not on the way to the gym so I'm safe !
That's why God invented "yoga pants."
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Schadenfreude, when the sufferers in question have done you no harm or you don't even know them.
AKA "reality TV"....
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Aw geez, I've been spotted.
Yep. Me too - as far as the mode of dress anyway, not the zombie-like shuffling part.

If it's a social event, I'll put on a particularly nice t-shirt
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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. You see them shuffling around shopping malls, like depressed zombies on quaaludes. Not just the awful clothing, but the slow, slow, slow pace, almost seems aggressive and antagonizing. Not just a couple here and there, lots of them, and in decent neighborhoods. Attack of the Zombie Slobs?
We only dress like this in the privacy of our own home. To go to the mall, we change into pajama pants.
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We only dress like this in the privacy of our own home. To go to the mall, we change into pajama pants.
Remember those baggy colorful pants that were kind of "the thing" for a couple of years in the early 1990's? They looked a lot like pajama pants.
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Remember those baggy colorful pants that were kind of "the thing" for a couple of years in the early 1990's? They looked a lot like pajama pants.
I thought they WERE pajama pants.

Dressing in pajamas at the mall, sort of goes along with leaving rollers in one's hair and wearing slippers while shopping. So crude.
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I thought they WERE pajama pants.

Dressing in pajamas at the mall, sort of goes along with leaving rollers in one's hair and wearing slippers while shopping. So crude.
I have to admit that I have a certain odd respect for that type of laissez-faire attitude. Not having cable, it gives me an extra source of free entertainment
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I thought they WERE pajama pants.

Dressing in pajamas at the mall, sort of goes along with leaving rollers in one's hair and wearing slippers while shopping. So crude.
I don't think people even use rollers any more--you'll have to watch out for someone leaving a curling iron in their hair while shopping.
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