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Old 12-21-06, 12:33 PM   #1
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I love my brother but...

Ok, first my brother destroys my old raleigh by drilling holes in the seat stays (don't ask), now he called me a few days to say he had bought me a Raleigh Carlton Super Course, that he had found at a flea market, for Christmas. I called him today to remind him not to leave it outside and he tells me he took it to a local bike shop for a tune up and the guy there offered him $150 for it (6 times what he paid), so of course my brother took the money and bought me a DVD for Christmas. Arghhh!
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It's not too late to return his presents, is it? You could always say someone offered you 3 times what they were worth.........
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Old 12-21-06, 01:05 PM   #3
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oh, man. your brother sounds like a goofball. i mean that in the nicest way possible.
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Old 12-21-06, 01:05 PM   #4
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Hey bikebuddha! You got yourself some kinda bikebruddha!
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You've disowned him by now, I assume?

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The funny thing is he thinks a DVD is a much better present than an old bike.
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Sounds as if this fellow has a few holes in his head too, and is oblivious to the idea of decent manners.

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Old 12-21-06, 05:24 PM   #8
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Which DVD? We have to know in order to make a fair judgement of the situation. If it was a Chinese bootleg version of Star Wars Episodel - The Phantom Menace with incorrect subtitles, then I don't understand what the problem is.


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Which DVD?
Probably "Girls Gone Wild".
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Old 12-21-06, 06:18 PM   #10
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He's not worth keeping as a brother .................
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Old 12-21-06, 06:36 PM   #11
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The funny thing is he thinks a DVD is a much better present than an old bike.
WTF is is a DVD of?
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Probably "Girls Gone Wild".
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Old 12-22-06, 09:01 AM   #13
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Old 12-22-06, 03:05 PM   #14
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You've disowned him by now, I assume?

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To h*** with disowned. You've beaten the s*** out of him by now, I assume? Yeah, yeah, peace on earth and goodwill towards men - but there are limits.
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Old 12-22-06, 03:15 PM   #15
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There's only one more day, there's only one more day, there's only one more day...

At least ,there's only one more working day for me, the dedicated USPS employee.

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Update: The DVD that I brother thought would be perfect for me, Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I love that guy but sometimes....
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Old 12-26-06, 04:36 PM   #17
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Go to the shop and find the person who bought the Carlton. Explain to them that the bike was yours and give them the $150 back (and a sixer of ___). If that doesn't work, restate and threaten legal action. When you get the bike back, go beat $150 worth of hide out of your brother!!

(and thank him for the DVD )
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Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?
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And your brother is still alive because, why?
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Old 12-26-06, 05:52 PM   #20
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Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?
i know you already said not to ask, but i've been wondering why someone would do this as well.
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i know you already said not to ask, but i've been wondering why someone would do this as well.
Less air resistance, duh!
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Less air resistance, duh!
No. No. No. Those old Nottingham Raleighs are full of porridge. They need to be drained.


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Hold on now. I have to ask. Why did your brother drill holes in your old Raleigh?
Cause he's eBaying 3Rensho pursuit bike knock-offs on eBay:





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Update: The DVD that I brother thought would be perfect for me, Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I love that guy but sometimes....



That movie has the distinction of being the ONLY movie I ever walked out on while it was playing in a theater, and demanded (and received!) a refund.

Your brother belongs in a home.........
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That movie has the distinction of being the ONLY movie I ever walked out on while it was playing in a theater, and demanded (and received!) a refund.

Your brother belongs in a home.........
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