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#1007085 one million posts

Posted by weener on 06 February 2011 - 10:55 PM

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This is my biggest accomplishment in life.
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#915974 rationalizing starbucks....

Posted by Guest on 23 June 2010 - 10:08 AM

First things first, I don't think Starbucks is the holy grail of coffee establishments. More often than not, they win my business because they're conveniently located (on every other street corner) along my morning route to work.

Why do I always get the snappy, smug, early 20s barista? Considering the number of times I've rolled the dice on this place, it's like I'm always getting the short end of the stick in the service dept. I mean, fuck. I try to speak the language, "I'll take a double tall caramel macchiato" or "A triple tall Americano short on water", but it's like they always have another question for me. Some other way to make me feel inadequate. "Did you want that iced?". Jeezus.

So the other morning I dropped in, as I was late to work and felt that buying my staff Starbucks would smooth things over. I get a pound of beans and ask them to grind them just a tad finer than normal for a drip coffee maker. Of course, I'm met with "What type of coffee maker do you have?" and "What type of filters do you use?". When they finally process that I'm using a normal, shitty coffee maker, they give me the green light on my 'special request'. Then I order coffees, same deal. Whatever.

Now here comes the moment of truth: I'm paying with a hundred dollar bill (I have three of them and nothing else). Instantly the barista eyeballs the Benji and gives me one of those quick gasps like they've never seen one before. She shakes her head side to side and tells me, "I can't break that." She then says, "I can give you all fives and ones but that's all I got".

I'm like, "Money's money, that's fine." Then the Coffee-of-the-Day lackey comes over, looks at the hundred dollar bill and whispers into her ear. A determination is made.

"You know what sir? There's a Circle K located right behind us and you can go over and they'll break your hundred for you. When you come back, we'll have your order ready to go."

Surprisingly, I don't lose it. I tell them okay but if I'm going all the way over to Circle K to break this hundred I might as well make it worth my time. So I upgrade all my drinks with extra shots and make them one size bigger. Whipped cream, all that jazz. I actually have them grind another bag of beans for me.

I have the barista assure me that when I come back my order will be ready to go. And for that brief moment in Starbucks history she finally responds to me with an air of sincerity. "Yes sir, we'll have it ready."

Then I get in my car and drive off to work. Fuck going to Circle K to break bills for them. They totally wasted my time.

Good Morning Vietnam!
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#1096972 Random Images You Like

Posted by JRC on 14 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

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Puts things in perspective some, no?

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#1007082 one million posts

Posted by weener on 06 February 2011 - 10:50 PM


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Posted by raubhimself on 04 February 2011 - 01:49 PM

25 bucks for a 48 page hardcover? Ugh! I could by half an eighth with that!
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#989101 F**KING HELL

Posted by Tony on 27 December 2010 - 05:54 PM

this all seems kind of ironic.

i mean, maricopa is the epitome of the housing bubble/crash. if you had to pick one master plan community that sprung up out of nowhere and had artificially high home prices that were getting gobbled up by investors, and then those home values plummeted so far that the community was in ruins, you'd have to pick maricopa, right? i don't know that you could find a more pure example anywhere in the country. it is, in a nutshell, everything that was wrong with the american economy.

and now bristol palin is moving there? the quasi-celebrity daughter of the woman who symbolizes the idiocracy of america. it's like she was destined to live there.

if you see her eating at the mcdonald's inside the walmart, be sure to capture it on film. there couldn't possibly be a more accurate image of why the rest of the world hates us.
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#969031 Noise Ordinances

Posted by Quezo on 03 November 2010 - 04:01 PM

I want to get a ticket for noisy sex.

I would frame it and put it on the wall.

Also, I wouldn't pay it. :)
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#961079 What grinds my gears!

Posted by weener on 14 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

Don't let some fool piss all over you because of your weight, or anything else. Most of all, don't let him scare you away from dudes that would love and respect you.
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#960762 Random Images You Like

Posted by mothrock on 14 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

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Posted by donald on 07 October 2010 - 02:28 PM

I believe people are more easily tolerated if they have been on the board for more than a day before they start dishing out unwarranted insults to people. Then, after the person is called out, "the people are too thin skinned" defense as a way to compensate for their lack of any manners is used as justification for their actions. This is something I will not tolerate on this board.

There has been a ton of stuff that has been posted that is much more offensive than anything Brad Singer could come up with, but these come from people who have been on theshizz for awhile and have earned some type of credibility among their peers on the board and is understood that it can be taken for the most part with a grain of salt, this is also known as a pecking order. There are limits of course, and I have to take action on a semi-regular basis on a few particular people but that's mostly in the minibosses forum, not so much in the general forum.

I do not know markbeef personally, never met him at a show that I am aware of, but I have heard about him from multiple people as early as last year who have said basically the same things to me.
The following is what I have heard second hand, so this could all be false, so please correct me if any of this is untrue:
1. He is very intelligent who has been around the scene awhile.
2. He Has been kicked off multiple other boards for basically his inability to keep within other messageboard guidelines. I am aware that I am not the first or only person to deal with Markbeef in such a fashion.
3. He likes to talk about how sensitive others are, yet fails to own up to his own sensitivity.
4. He posts most often on another messageboard, and fortunately knows the people who maintain it well enough that they don't kick him off of that board.

If he truly wants on the board, he should ask for it himself and shouldn't need others to ask for it in his place.

Via Private Message, He said it would not adversely affect him if I banned him, so I do not see any issue with him not being able to post on the board. I thought he was acting in such a way as to get banned so that when he did he could go back to wherever and brag about it to his friends. Since he said he would have no issue with me banning him, I revoked his posting privileges.

Why am I writing this diatribe? I guess I have to justify why after someone comes onto a board being somewhat less than cordial, that I have to explain having his posting privileges removed. I get this much more on the minibosses board than in the general forum and generally have to deal with someone under the age of 20 who is far away from arizona. This is a little different because it's someone who is local. Generally the locals are better mannered because there is a bit less anonymity going on.

As I have said before, he is probably a great guy in real life, he just doesn't know how to handle himself on the internet. That's not uncommon, but that doesn't mean that I will tolerate it.

in summary: if he wants back, he can ask me, but if he did come back, he would be watched much more and I would tolerate his antics much much less.
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#949965 RIP John Tsamis

Posted by marina tsamis on 19 September 2010 - 05:59 AM

John spoke proudly of his days doing sound & touring. I grew up w john & eventually our friendship turned into marriage. I struggled w him for a long time bc despite his problems he truly was an amazing person. I, too will miss his beautiful smile. Thank u for taking a moment to say some sage words about the love of my life.
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#883796 Cocks of America!

Posted by fatguyaz on 02 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

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#1183687 Did you know the shizz was born on (for) NYE?

Posted by JRC on 11 December 2012 - 08:47 PM


So a few weeks back I was at Trader Joes (PHX AZ Camelback Rd) proudly rockin' my shizz army T and I got a couple odd looks which (after checking a mirror) I could only attribute to the shirt.
It made me feel proud--so much so, I took a pict and posted it onto my FB, and into the shizz community page too, just to be like "hey, shizz in your community bro, represent!"

And it got me thinking, Donald has told the story many o' time how this whole board started as an invite to a New Year's Night party--I think it was 11 years ago this year?
[Eleven Years! Just think of that!]

Well, I know there aren't any formal plans to commemorate the anniversary this time around, but I think pretty regularly about how long I've been on this board, ups and downs, business and fun, friends and strangers.
I mean, think about it, people have moved to PHX because they found this thing! Gotten jobs, joined bands, married each other. Sure, all that happens everywhere, but what a nexus!

Where will you be this NYNight?

What I'm suggesting, offering, asking, that in lieu of a full blown rager party, since we're all going to be spread out among the Four Corners of Earth on Dec. 31, how about we rep the shizz in another way, the T-shirt and camera-phone way, or sticker and picture way....

While you're out fulfilling your NY2013 party goal in your town (or before heading out, or after you sober up), toss on your shizz t, and snap a pic, post it up here. Post in on the FB page.

Don't have a shizz t? How about a minibosses one? Don't have one of those, how about a sticker? Or just print out a logo and tape it to your bathroom mirror ... or at least how about slouch down with your computer over your shoulder, your favorite shizz thread lit up, and snap a shot.

Point is, do that, or something like it, and post it here in this thread.
I'd like to see how many family, faces, freaks, army, bandmates, mods, promoters, community members and long lost friends we can get to pop in, like a team photo or yearbook, or "shizz family newsletter 2013" ... what have you.

Let me know what you think, join in, spread it around.
thanks for listening, and for dropping by here to muse about life and connect a little bit, be it over home buying, random pictures, vg music, comic books, politics, or just post about local shows.
Its a nice place to have.
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#1098546 Random Images You Like

Posted by The Real Jeffrey Lebowski on 20 November 2011 - 09:34 AM

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Posted by John MFer on 18 November 2011 - 03:29 PM

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#1050581 goddammit weiner!

Posted by TV's Frink on 07 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

Stolen from another forum:

Q: How do you know Weiner is a Democrat?
A: His sex scandal involved a woman.

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Posted by John MFer on 28 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

Death by chocolate.

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Posted by capharnaum on 23 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

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Posted by fatguyaz on 27 September 2011 - 08:02 PM

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#1065633 RIP Amy Winehouse

Posted by Katie on 25 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

I hope when I die people don't blast my vices as a reason to not care that I died "Katie really did herself in with all that Taco Bell, of course she didn't love herself."

"Katie could have quit Wendy's at anytime"

"I remember when I held her in my arms after she ate an entire Grand Slam, I thought I would lose her right there, we all saw this coming"
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