THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:55 pm

Steve Evil wrote:... people huddle in their cellar waiting for the end.
:lol:
i was working in charleston s.c., there was a once in 40 yr ice storm, and a minor earthquake in the same general timespan.
it offered a few of the locals an interesting apocolyptic daze . :lol:
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Ah, hah.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby RocRizzo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:20 am

Steve Evil wrote:I miss the snow.


Give me your address, and I'll mail you some of mine!
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby reddragon70 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:21 pm

Steve I miss snow like I miss that hole in my head that I had plugged many years ago...

Seriously, its a bloody pain in the ass. My country so rarely sees it that we are completely unprepared for it. It makes my work a bloody nightmare, thought its no walk in the park most of the time. My car which is a Chrysler PT Cruiser (AKA That yank piece of shit) has severe dificulties in snow and ice, in fact it seems to have problems in rain, dry and sunny as well. I frankly find it bloody alarming to have that beast going sideways even at 10 mph when trying to corner. The worst time was going into my work car park and watching through the side window as a rather expensive looking Mercedes grew is slow motion.

Snow? You can keep it thank you very much. At age 40 I am far too old to get any enjoyment out of it anyway. ;)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Ah, I miss the snow, the hookers, throwing tvs from windows with John Bonham...

Ah, channeling Robert Plant. Sowwy.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:17 pm

Wait, Harlan knew Bettie Page? Envious to the extreme now.

I notice that a lot of alternative rock gals try to look like Bettie now. Nose rings and tats added, obviously.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:35 pm

reddragon70 wrote:My country so rarely sees it that we are completely unprepared for it.


See what I mean? :lol: Where I'm from, snow is practically a staple crop. We skate before we walk!

(I thought Scotland got more than England? Of course, that still wouldn't be much. . .)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby robochrist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 pm

"Steve Evil from some Enclave in England"

I've been wanting to bring this up for some time, but you evoke the personage of Christopher Lee! Creepsy, indeed!

How are the teaching jobs doing in Britain? I'm very curious, as work here in the states is reaching something of a crisis between lay-offs, budget cuts, and fewer classes to teach.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby diane bartels » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:50 pm

Posting problem resolved. thank you Steve and Rick.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:16 pm

Sending arms to Libyan rebels? May be a good idea.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:54 pm

diane bartels wrote:Posting problem resolved. thank you Steve and Rick.



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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:44 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Sending arms to Libyan rebels? May be a good idea.


Frank are you turning into a neo-con?



Another illusion shattered. I would have assumed the Brits and the Scots would have snow coming out their butts but no? What, do the irish get all the white stuff?
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:20 pm

robochrist wrote:"Steve Evil from some Enclave in England"



Dude, that is the coolest compliment I have ever recieved. Muchas gracias!

As for teaching. . .there seem to be jobs about. I am supporting myself doing supply work and tutoring (maths if you can believe it). For reasons no seems able to explain, all supply work in the UK seems to be done by Commonwealth expats, an entire class of pedagogical gastarbeiten. I am making ends meet; I'd probably make alot more doing high schools, but teenagers generally don't appreciate me. Truth be told, I'm getting mightily homesick, but it would be straight back to poverty if I went back home: there really are no jobs for teachers in Canada. The exile will go on.

But the adventures I've had! Watch out for the book. . .

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby robochrist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:19 pm

"there really are no jobs for teachers in Canada."

I didn't know THAT!

It's tough every where now, and the teachers jobs are in big trouble in the States as well! It's funny: the public rallies behind "our firemen" and "our police force" and "our teachers" until the issues of pay and union rights to collective bargaining come up!

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:52 am

We really had a coup when we influxed all those canadian comedians.

Alex Trebek as well. yahu.


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