Monday, August 2, 2010

Knocking Off For A Week

I'll be travelling to Maine's Kennebec River valley for a week of glorious rusticity. No internet access electricity or hot running water for a week- just a glorious time paddling around one of the great ponds of Maine, swimming in water pristine enough to drink, and hiking in the backcountry. While the ancestral manor of the family (a home built by my great-grandfather, and his compatriots who all pooled their labor to build homes for themselves) is in the Bronx, the two room cabin in Maine also looms large in the family history. The first trip to Maine is a family rite of passage, and the dirt roads and pristine waters are just as much a part of the family legacy as the elevated "6" train of Westchester Avenue and sadly non-pristine salt marshes of Pelham Bay.

Thankfully, there are no two-toed sloths in the Maine woods (I couldn't find the "shithouse troll" animation, which I would have embedded. Also, I was going to embed this video but st00pit Youtube won't let me do it.

At any rate, I'll be back in a week... don't break the internet while I'm away.

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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Embedding disabled by request!

No fair...

pityping, says w.v...

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Von said...

sounds amazing.
Have a great time!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Boy, that's a cry for a Zardoz if ever I heard one.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Has tehre been a BastZardoz? I can't remember.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It will be a stealth Zardoz. Probably just me, leaving drunken talking-to-myself comments over here for a week.

It will be AWESOME. maybe not as awesome as Kathleen cranberry Vodka Week, but still.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hey, ZRM.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

hey, zombizzle. Whatcha doin here?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

just keeping the Stealth Zardos going.

Didja notice that last wv was hypto?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I sure did, Z.

man, it's gonna suck when someone else notices this.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

later...

more drinks....

much Yo La Tengo.

Von said...

I got no advance notice of this zardoz.
Am I interupting some alone time Z?

Von said...

And no, I don't think B4 has been Zardozed just yet.

Von said...

And I might have some free time today.....
and tomorrow....
any maybe Firday.

Von said...

I mean, it's not like B4 invited us along on his awesome vacation. So, all the more reason to zardoz, I say.....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

All those zardoz avatars in a line were kind of cool....

Jennifer said...

Have fun! I have fond memories of trips to Acadia.

Wait... did I hear... ZARDOZ?!??!

It's been too long. :)

Jennifer said...

No, he has not been Zardozed yet. He's a VIRGIN!

Jennifer said...

Ok, the avatar has been changed. I'm ready.

El Snacktator said...

El saw the Z signal up in the sky. He's ready!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Party Zardy!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

this one canbe slo-mo. He won't be back for a week. Let's put a couple hundred up for old B^4!!

Alas, I don't know where he keeps the booze or the Romantics CDs.

El Snacktator said...

El's busy with other things anyhow so is in no mood for a hit it and quit it.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

definitely better to be slow-cooked.

Mendacious D said...

Or braised.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Speaking of cooking...I gots to get to it.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

you know what this thread needs? Some Kathleen!!

Von said...

Yes, where is the K-Unit?
Call her over here...
I don't know where the whiskey is, but I DO know where the Limoncello is....
Zardy Party made me cry happy tears

Von said...

Zardozing is less fun when there are word verfs to do.....

Von said...

Boss thinks I'm im-ing
Silly boss
Iz Zardoz!

Von said...

Hey, MenD made it to the party, while it's still going on.
Amazing!

Von said...

Has B4 ever even participated in one of these before?
B4, before
hehehee
I crack myself up.

wv: nestical

HAHAHAAA

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think he has, but he tires easily.

Hah! I laugh to think of him coming back from his vacay all exhausted, with mail and work to catch up on, and having to spend several hours reading 400 comments!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

working on breaking the internet, BBBB!!

Von said...

Z just stole my comment
right out from under me

Von said...

I was totally going to go there with a "don't break the internet" thing

Von said...

Bad things happen when blogs are unattended.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Really Big, Bad, Bald Things.

mikey said...

It almost seems like you guys should fill the comments up with those Styrofoam packing peanuts.

That'd be cool...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

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howzzat, mikey?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

fucking line breaks, how do they work?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

okay, my peanut comment looks fine in full page mode, but in the popup comment box it breaks.

Fucking Blogger how does it work?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

100 is no longer the official Zardoz threshold, remember. Goobie thread changed that - forever.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

fish

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

style

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

posting

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

is

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

allowable

Smut Clyde said...

Needs more haiku. Von's
comment at seven twenty-
four doesn't count. Wait.

Smut Clyde said...

In honour of Jennifer's basement I have put "Song from Under the Floorboards" on the stereo.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

How about "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today"?

Another Kiwi said...

Every time the floorboards leak there is a new star in the sky.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The only way there's a song coming from under Jennifer's floorboards is if there's a singing fish down there.

Smut Clyde said...

Did someone say Singing fish?

Another Kiwi said...

On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you rate it?

Smut Clyde said...

I rate for Colin Newman.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You guys buried Colin Newman under Jennifer's floorboards?

YOU HEARTLESS BASTARDS!!!

Another Kiwi said...

Colin Newman's song "Alone" made an appearance in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs in a scene in which the character Buffalo Bill is sewing in a basement -Wackaloon pedia

Screwim if he's down there sewing is all I say

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sew what?
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Was Beefalo Beel sewing his wild OATS?
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Another Kiwi said...

Stop trying to derail the thread, hater Thunder!!!

Smut Clyde said...

Songs cannot 'make an appearance', sir, being of an auditory rather than a visual sensory modality. I call shenanigans. Unless you have synasthesia, in which case I call brown-yellow-turquoise.

Another Kiwi said...

Sir, have you not heard of the Musical arrangement called "The Queen of Sheba's entrance" sir, which is an appearance if I am not mistaken.
(Quick Moriarty he's on to us, pack the spoons for flight)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sheba is a cat food, not an appearance, A.K.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

see, I KNEW it was gonna be a mistake to invite the UpsideDownians over here.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

How does Smutty keep all the water from just flowing out the top of that toilet?

AFJ.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Songs cannot 'make an appearance', sir, being of an auditory rather than a visual sensory modality

Poor Zild Bastards, with substandard hallucinogenics.

Another Kiwi said...

A cat goes into a bar and asks for a Gerflugal Cocktail. The barman says "Ma'am this is not that sort of place, you want a she bar"
They are all killed by an orb impact

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Tricksy A.K. with the "r"!

Geflügel Geflügel nt , -s no pl (Zool, Cook) poultry
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Von's gonna have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow.

And where in the world is Snag???!?!?

Smut Clyde said...

have you not heard of the Musical arrangement called "The Queen of Sheba's entrance" sir

We have no decent hallucinogens because AK has scarfed them all, which is why he is now going on about a "musical arrangement" when it is in fact a Pre-Raphaelite painting. As any fule kno.

Also "entrance" is used here in the sense of "en-trance", i.e. Queenie is exerting the mesmeric powers otherwise known as 'boobies'.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We have no decent hallucinogens because AK has scarfed them all...

You could always go out in the yard and gobble some Datura.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Are orbz hallucinogenic?

They sure seem to be, judging by the behavior of some...

Jennifer said...

Holy crap! I'm behind!

Also, I think Smut Clyde is the #1 Google result for "Jennifer's basement"...

Jennifer said...

see, I KNEW it was gonna be a mistake to invite the UpsideDownians over here.

Fool! Thank GAWD they don't know where Wisconsin is!!!

Jennifer said...

The only way there's a song coming from under Jennifer's floorboards is if there's a singing fish down there.

:)

Accompanied by my maniacal laughter...

Jennifer said...

7 days, Mr. Zombeh. Are you ready??

Jennifer said...

Von?? Where in the hell is Von?!? What have you guys done with her? I suspect she's trapped in a Smut haiku.

Jennifer said...

Snag is too busy eating in Beverly Hills restaurants. Pfft.

Jennifer said...

Why didn't someone tell B4 to turn of the damn word verification??

Jennifer said...

Oh!! That reminds me!! I had a dream last night that I was working on a painting of purslane! It was so much fun. I'm going to have to do it now. The end results may suck, but I bet the painting of it will be fun.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if I could grow purslane in my basement...

Jennifer said...

Hey, when's AK going to post another poem? It's been awhile hasn't it?

Jennifer said...

Smut's been hogging all the bandwidth with those photos of the enormous cat.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if I can ramble up to 100.

Jennifer said...

It used to seem so effortless...

Jennifer said...

Maybe it was the thought of torturing fish that made it seem effortless.

Jennifer said...

Maybe it was having ZRM present at the same time... a partner with whom to Zardoz...

Jennifer said...

Accompanied by teh occasional thundra in the background...

Jennifer said...

The A/C just went on... my house smells like stanky dogs and musty water.

Blech.

Jennifer said...

Anyone know how I can get a meteor to take out part of my house without actually damaging anything I like in it or the ones I love? Hmmm?

Jennifer said...

Insurance might cover that.

Jennifer said...

Anyone have a job for a old, dinosaur-esque artist who is languishing in the vine?

Jennifer said...

Anyone have a comment to add?? Anyone?

Jennifer said...

KATHLEEN IS PROBABLY TOO BUSY DRINKING!

Jennifer said...

NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!

Jennifer said...

MenD is probably hung over...

Jennifer said...

Smut Clyde is probably lounging in his party pajamas.

Jennifer said...

AK is most certainly writing a beautiful poem... no need to interrupt that for a Zardoz.

Jennifer said...

This is the time when fish shows up from vacation and hogs the glory...

Jennifer said...

Ahhhh! I feel better now. :)

Jennifer said...

100 is no longer the official Zardoz threshold, remember. Goobie thread changed that - forever.

No, maybe not, but it still spells relief.

Von said...

Wow. When Von's away, Jennifer will play!!
Sorry, been busy working and lunching

Von said...

He might actually dislike us, you know

Von said...

Which, I would really dislike

Von said...

b4? Don't be mad, k? We do this to people we like.....

Von said...

I love zardozing.

Von said...

Fiiiiish?
here fishy fishy fishy....

Von said...

Or Mandos. Doesn't Mandos zardoz? Huh. Say that 10 times fast....

Jennifer said...

Von needs an avatar...

Smut Clyde said...

Just saying, there are plenty of rhymes for 'B4'. I'm tossing up between Petrarchian sonnet form or a limerick.

Smut Clyde said...

Also, I think Smut Clyde is the #1 Google result for "Jennifer's basement"...

Evidently not. First hit is an intervention blog called What to Trash, What to Treasure.

"Jennifer is an artist who has many collections of interesting things she may one day use to make art: cards, suitcases, ceramics, galvanized tin. She also collects dishware that appeals to her. She is pretty organized and has a huge basement to stash all this stuff but it got to the point where just had way too much. She couldn't find things, they weren't put away in the right categories and she needed help."

As yet there are no horror movies called "Jennifer's Basement". AS YET.

Jennifer said...

Well, that sure as hell isn't me... I'm not organized.

I thought there was a Jennifer's Basement. I thought thundra had linked to it before. I also thought I posted this comment before, which is ironic because I was discussing deja vu... but blogger must have eaten it... the comment, not the deja vu.

Smut Clyde said...

That other Jennifer seems to suffer from a bloated category list too.

Smut Clyde said...

probably lounging in his party pajamas.

It's a smoking jacket, or would be if I smoked.

Jennifer said...

It's a smoking jacket

Thou doth protest too much, methinks...

That other Jennifer seems to suffer from a bloated category list too.

At least we have them...

Jennifer said...

Another difference between the Jennifers... I do not have a large basement, but it still floods like one.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The jacket is for smoking you in, S.C.
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Jennifer said...

Smoked Clyde :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's a smoking jacket

WELL, SOMEBODY PUT IT OUT.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I do not have a large basement, but it still floods like one.

Perhaps if your basement was larger, the concentration of flood would seem less.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sorry I was AWOZ. Had to visit an out of town project, and then other stuff.

You guys are so great to run up the Zardoz. Well done!

Let's go for 200!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Also, I don't think anybody should blame fish.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Furthermore, Mekons.

Just wanted to make sure I got that in.

Jennifer said...

Also, I don't think anybody should blame fish

I think you can only blame fish in months that have an r in them.

Furthermore, Mekons.

Just wanted to make sure I got that in.


Oh! Now there's a surprise...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

JENNIFER!!

aren't you supposed to be in Whitewater? You have to zombie-proof the compound!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Also, I am in Beverly Hills with Snag.

As far as you know.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Last comment Friday night, First comment Saturday morning.

I actually DO have a life. One must keep the Zardoz in motion.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Whitewater, Wisconsin?

I'm worrkin' on a loan there.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Jennifer?

Thundra?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

7 days, Mr. Zombeh. Are you ready??

SHHH! We can't let the breathers know the the time of the Zombocalypse!! I will get censured by Z.O.M.B.I.E. if they find out I told you.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Alos, I will be in non-Zardoz mode for most of the day. I hope someone else will be by to pick up the slack.

Perhaps Mandos can fill up the comments. Here:

"Boy, I love my iPad! It helps me work and is useful around the house."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Without the iPhone, iLiving would be iMPOSSIBLE!
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ooo, that's some fine Mandos trolling.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

iMMA have to get my haircut today.
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Jennifer said...

aren't you supposed to be in Whitewater?

Leaving in a couple of hours... got a late start.

Yes, thundra... that would be the same place. And no Zombeh, it's not a loan for us... although using the equity in the existing place to secure a loan to branch out has been discussed. So far... too many chefs in the kitchen. If anything were done it would be the quintessential tiger formed by a committee.

Welcome to Camel Estates!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, I guess thundra is to kewl to even write loans for us, let alone join us in Whitewater....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

INTERNET NOT BROKEN YET.

Jennifer said...

fyi- thundra had already received an invite. I was raised properly... He had other plans (Pffft!) and had work looming... although, had he known the exact locale, which the WHOLE WORLD DOES NOW.... AHEM... perhaps he could have written it off as a business trip.

Ok, I've got to get the heck out of here.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sorry Jennifer. Zombies misbehave.

Although not the whole world, just the world that reads BBBB Blog.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

next week; Zombie Kill of The Week goes to Jennifer.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

O crap, I did let the zombie out of the bag; now Bastard knows the exact locale!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

heh. 140 comments, no problem.

if we don't hit 300 by the time BBBB comes back, I will swear off eating brains.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

is there iPhone reception at the compound?

Livedrunkblogging! Bring the cranberry vodka!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I probably will not make a site visit to Whitewater. HUD is more interested in making sure the engineer and appraiser visit the site (Fannie Mae would require the underwriter to visit as well).

HUD will be adopting that Fannie Mae requirement, but they haven't yet. So no trip for me. And I have two other loan applications I have to get in before the Whitewater one, so I'm not getting any vacation this summer at all!!!!

(*BIG sniff*)

Perhaps in September.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Also: Some July pics I hadn't gotten around to uploading until now.
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M. Bouffant said...

I just don't get it. I have no job, & barely have what passes for a life, but I neglect the Internet for a day or two to associate w/ actual people & I'm farther & farther behind on all social obligations, meaty & cybery. Yet here, it's all fun, all the time.

How do you people do it?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Praise Jebus, MB.
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Smut Clyde said...

How do you people do it?

Artificial stimulants mainly.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Alcohol and coffee work, too.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Supernatural focus.

And alcohol.

M. Bouffant said...

151 Rum.

M. Bouffant said...

Look, this little window stays open if one forgets to close it. Handy.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Exactly.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is this thing on?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

helloooo, ZardoZ!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Are you at the lake all the kewl peoples went to, ZRM?

I sure wish I was at a lake...
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Pinko Punko said...

Sock it, Monkeys.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Baiting ZRM
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

no, thunder, all the people with jobos get vacay. zombiizzles never gets time off.

however, if Imma get a little lucky later, and thirsty, I will be drinking honking big rum and cokes in pint glasses like my hero N__B.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

wv was imperap, no lie.

Now I haz to figger out if that is a rhyme by the Queen, or by a gremlin.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Baiting ZRM

I feel like that dude.

except for the tattoos.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Did I see some fancy blogger, initials, P.P., poop on by?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sock monkey puppet.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

gotta go outside and do some work on our crappy old house.

tried to do some work on the computer, but am in a foul mood, now.

laterz.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I got a whole lotta work to do on the computer.

But I don't wanna do it.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I WANT to do the work, thundra, but was in a crappy mood and couldn't do it.

maybe now. more drinks.

capcha is calling me a wisess.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

MB is calling me a drama zombie. Also.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sonic Youth is being very loud in my earphones, however, and I have a nice glass of wine at my elbow....

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Do drama zombies hang around singing songs from West Side Story?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

BRAKING NEWS!!! MUST CREDIT ZOMBIE!!!

ZARDOZ HAS JUST BEEN ADDED TO THE NETFLIX INSTANT STREAMING SELECTION!!!

WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP!!!

I know what I am going to be doing later tonight. Hold my calls.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

YES I WILL BE ZARDOZING B^4'S PLACE WITH A ZARDOZ LIVEBLOG. HOW META IS THAT??!?!

..as long as I can finish these damn floor plans, that is.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Do drama zombies hang around singing songs from West Side Story?

sure, but our dancing sucks.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

but you know, whatever puts asses in the seats.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Heck, maybe I'll watch ZARDOZ twice!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The good is gun...
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm just in it for the Rampling....

Another Kiwi said...

So, how's tricks? If that is her real name

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

She said don't tell A.K. anything if he asks about her.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

AK the interloper. ADD TO THE ZARDOZ CHARLOTTE COMMANDS YOU@!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How about some Bikini Girls With Machine Guns?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I love the Cramps, thunder VJ.

Another Kiwi said...

Zombie Sir, I am not now, nor have I ever been an antelope and I think it is cruel to comment on my spindly legs and habit of jumping into the air for no apparent reason. Also snacking on the lawn.
Sir

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is our host really coming back tomorrow?

Effing week, how did it work?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That Bastard.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

of course, he went to Maine, so who knows he might have ended up in a Stephen King novel.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ZARDOZ live blogging begins NOW.

...who the fuck is this floating head guy with the blue head-scarf and Sharpie- generated facial hair? GET OFF MY SCREEN!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ahh, a floating head.

hey, there's a guy in the movie called Niall Buggy.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ZARDOZ SPEAKS TO YOU - HIS CHOSEN ONES. KILL THE BRUTALS WHO MULTIPLY.


heh. when he says the Penis is evil, the red bandolier crowd seems to be unsure. "what the fuck you sayin, Z?"

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

HERE COME THE GUNS.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I betcha that floating head corners like a boat.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What about the BRUTALS WHO DO LONG DIVISION?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

BOORMAN is a lousy name for someone is making movies.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Naked peoples in plastic. Why?

Also, the shape of the floating head inside doesn't work with the shape of it outside. I NOTICE THESE THINGS BOORMAN

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's magic, ZRM.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

alright. Sean's first kill is the asshole with the blue headscarf.

He dies slow, though, and has to make a speech. Booo!

Use a larger caliber next time Zed.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Does this thing change pages when it gets to 200?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sean is definitely stuffing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe hydra-shock bullets would do the job in the current caliber.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lols at stuffing.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I hope so thundra.

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