Post a Random Fact About Yourself

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  1. KimMH

    KimMH Drinking your old posts Premium Member

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    :bolian: Those are quite good!

    Interesting thing about the prime numbers as mentioned by @oberth. I like numbers that are divisible by 5.

    I’m glad they knew how to resuscitate you!


    @Hugo Rune - your mother must’ve aged a generation in your early childhood! Few things make you understand your parents like having your own little peanuts!
     
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  2. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My high school's teams were called "The Black Knights". Our mascot was a guy in a suit of armor, & we had a doppelganger of him in statue form, that sat in the front foyer of the school. It had been a proper standing tradition for each senior class to steal that thing, which had long been dubbed "Ted The Knight" Get it? Ted Knight? Caddyshack? (that's the kind of kids we were, Meatballs)

    Anyhow, the prank tradition was to outdo previous stunts, meaning where they would end up finding Ted, after he'd been stolen for a while. The pranks were almost exclusively carried out by jocks of some ilk. One year it was the football kids, the next it was the baseball kids, etc...

    My 1st year, he was found tied to the roof of a school bus. 2nd year, hoisted up the flag pole, but my 3rd year was the kicker, because we had a new principal. So when they found Ted at the bottom of the swimming pool, he was outraged, being kind of a dick to begin with, & this set him on the war path.

    He threatened everyone who even thought about this prank, especially the athletes, as it was well known that they usually did it. He told them they'd be kicked off teams & suspended or worse, etc... So by the time MY last year came, no one had the balls to do it, & word got out that no one was going to, for the 1st time in many years.

    To strengthen his point, the principle even relocated Ted from the foyer, to his office, which had a wall-sized window, overlooking the hall. Ted would now symbolically peer out from behind that glass wall. My friends were the band geeks, chorus geeks, theater geeks etc... We put on shows, marched in parades, played pep rallies, sporting events, filled trophy cases even. No one would ever suspect US angels, which is why we were the perfect culprits.

    We hatched a year long heist, about half a dozen of us. It began with me & my friend Jim having a petition made to let us be the first class to have the drama club be allowed to read the AM announcements over the PA. We made it a little comedy show. We'd announce birthday wishes to teachers, when it wasn't their birthday. We'd spend about 10 minutes coming up with some gags with the stuff written down, & then we'd bring a couple fake news ones, just to take the piss. We were only on for 5-10 minutes.

    It was all in jest, and none of it ever really crossed the line, because our real goal was to have access to the main office, which was adjacent to the one occupied by the principal, who would use this time to go get a smoke break, & probably because he didn't really care for our sketch humor.

    That was our window. We waited until Valentine's Day, & when we came in to do our AM announcements, we brought candy & flowers, & heart shaped balloons. We gave robust Valentine's wishes to all the secretaries, & the vice principal, who were all kindly older ladies, & beamed with joy over this. It was just the distraction we needed, to allow two confidants to sneak into the principal's office side door & abscond with Ted.

    They scurried down the emptied hall, while distracted secretaries chewed chocolates, snuck him into the auditorium, & promptly buried him under an entire prop room full of stage props, where he'd go perfectly unnoticed... for nearly 2 months.

    No one could really say that we'd done it, because we had an air tight alibi, & no one ever thought to check the prop room. We studious school contributor types were the last people anyone would suspect anyhow. I was running a campaign for class president for god sake. No one even considered us

    One night, after play rehearsals had gone especially late, & no one was around, we skulked through the dark, with Ted under wraps, and carted him off to the 9 hole golf course, that sat adjacent to our football field & track. We toiled into the night, burying Ted up to his neck in the sand trap, where he stayed, until mid-day of the next school day. It was then, from school windows, we could all see the groundskeepers driving him back in on their tool cart buggy, still wafting a cloud of sand & dirt from his hollow suit

    There was even a rumor left behind that the dent in his helmet, that he sustained when we dropped him, was actually from a golfer's golf ball striking him, when he got found. Totally untrue, but totally hilarious, & that is how we achieved the best Ted The Knight theft ever. Leave it to the smart kids. I've often thought about writing this into a script or short story or something
     
  3. PlainSimpleJoel

    PlainSimpleJoel Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I had a birthmark that was a bright red mark on the middle of my chest. It did fade away during my teenage years. I can still feel where it was on my chest.
     
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  4. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

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    I paint my nails black.
     
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  5. rhubarbodendron

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    @Hugo Rune LOL apparently the Houdini-gene runs in the family.

    In me some simian genes appear to have survived: I feel at home on any tree, be it ever so brittle. But I get shaky knees on the 4th rung of a ladder.
     
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  6. Discofan

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    ;)
     
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  7. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

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    I predict things that don't happen.
     
  8. Discofan

    Discofan Admiral Admiral

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    Twenty-five years ago, someone delivered a cardboard box of books to my then apartment that I never ordered. I have moved since but I am still waiting for the bill. :D
     
  9. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's far better than the other way round.
    The older I get, the less fond am I of surprises. I feel most comfortable when I can evaluate a situation and can plan my actions properly. Nevertheless I am able to improvise, I just don't like it.
     
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  10. Steven P Bastien

    Steven P Bastien Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Please post your predictions so that we will know that the opposite will happen. :)
     
  11. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    my mom just told me she would have loved to end that phone call earlier but i wouldn't have stopped talking - after 1:54:26

    ... she's getting 80 this year :adore:
     
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  12. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    LOL that sounds familiar. My dad always complains about mom making such long calls but a close look at the phone bill revealed that about 70% of the total time it was him who made the call.
     
  13. Doom Shepherd

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    I own 75+ different transforming toy incarnations of Optimus Prime/Primal.
    I also have every Pocket Books and Bantam Star Trek novel.
     
  14. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    she doesn't have that excuse - when my dad got transferred to hannover (to a job that made a promotion to brigadier general inevitable - nobody in my family ever made it past colonel) he went to the schützenfest to celebrate and got run over by a motorist nearly as drunk as he was.

    that happened more than 30 years ago, so please spare me the condolences - if it had happened to someone else he would have laughed about it for at least a month.
     
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  15. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    what is optimus prime?
     
  16. Doom Shepherd

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  17. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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  18. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^^^ eeks, what a freak accident. And I can see why he'd have laughed. Fate sometimes shows a sense of humour where you'd least expect it, albeit a pretty grim one most of the time.

    Random fact about myself: I am able to see something hilarious or at least funny in almost everything. It makes life a good deal easier.
     
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  19. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    when my mom told me on the phone i had a hard time not to start laughing - fortunately for me she still had to tell my older brother.

    both my mom and i are sure now that if he had had a choice between that and retiring as a colonel he'd gone all achilleus on it.
     
  20. Discofan

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    So much for that cliché. I read a study that showed that men actually spend more on clothes than women!! Also women are better car drivers. A lot of these clichés have no basis in reality.