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    J3L 2404 gbcb's Avatar
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    10 more days of this. I *AM* going to kill someone (with video!)

    Outside my balcony last night. The explosions peaked around midnight, but continued until 1:30-2:00 am. Then started again at 7:00 or 7:30.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywuAUjYWlJw


    Maybe I should check into a hotel...

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    Amazing video!
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Wow, and I got pissed at 4th of July when my neighbors shot off a few. I don't think I would be able to handle that.

    Fire and explosives are cool, but fireworks are so ridiculously stupid. I can't stand them.

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    I like some fireworks occasionally -- on Chinese New Year's Eve, I can deal with them. But if it continues like this every night for two weeks.......

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    Awwwww I'm sorry goobers. Put it this way. All the bad ghosts won't come your way. You DO have the mirror right?
    http://www.emeraldcityimports.com/2004/MirrorChina.jpg
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    My cats certainly wouldn't like that. They don't tolerate the occasional bangs we have on a long holiday weekend. 10 days?

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    china is on my short list of places to visit this year.
    Wow.

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    Bummah, baybuh. ((Vega HUGS)) <lookin' around to see if "Insomnia" thread is handy for gbcb>

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    Yeah, I saw some neighbourhood (stray?) cats running for cover last night. They must have been terrified! I have a mirror in my bathroom, Siu -- you think that will be sufficient? And if these fireworks are supposed to scare away bad ghosts and evil spirits, nothing bad is going to happen ever again in China!

    Thanks for the Vega hugs. I'm meeting a friend for tea this afternoon -- hopefully that will wake me up a bit

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    Goobers you are supposed to put the mirror like the ones posted on the outside of your front door or on the window sills to make the bad luck reflect and go the opposite direction. Back to where they come from because they are not welcome in your home.
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    Hmmm... maybe I can just move into my bathroom until I get a proper set of mirrors

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    Dammit, man. Pull your bathroom mirror off the frackin' wall and put it outside yo' door. What is wrong wi' ya man? When in Rome.... Seriously. Do it. The Chinese are one of our biggest economic partners, and there must be a reason.

    Day-um. Still up. And I'll be that gbcb is already snoozin' away.

    Way-ul, tomorrow night, baybuh, I'll be with ya, hopin' ya sleep. As I hope to be doin', too. <lookin' around for more KimChee -- yeah, I knows that's Korean, eh? But I likes me some spicy KimChee, mmkay?>

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Hmmm... maybe I can just move into my bathroom until I get a proper set of mirrors
    I don't know, if I was trying to avoid bad luck and/or loud and obnoxious noises my bathroom would be the LAST place I'd go. Did I say that out loud?

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    You did. I heard it. So now you can't delete the thread. Well, you could, and then I'd look like I'm talkin' to myself, which I already do at this hour anyway, since it's the only way I can keep from losing it altogether....

    Seriously, are you up in prep to go to a real job? <curious Vega look>

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    I called my brother in Beijing the other day. He was telling me about all the crazy fireworks. cool videos
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    I say you get two baloons, one about 20x the size of the other. fill the small one up with eggwhites/yolks, fill the other with helium, tie them together.

    Launch them into the sky....and watch as someone across town gets egg-balooned......launch rockets into Mr. Cloud and mr. Cloud will launch things back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I say you get two baloons, one about 20x the size of the other. fill the small one up with eggwhites/yolks, fill the other with helium, tie them together.

    Launch them into the sky....and watch as someone across town gets egg-balooned......launch rockets into Mr. Cloud and mr. Cloud will launch things back!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon
    I called my brother in Beijing the other day. He was telling me about all the crazy fireworks. cool videos
    Thanks! I'm jealous of your brother -- missing Beijing!

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    Hey Goobers.........hello? Can you hear me now?? Hello?
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    I still have 200-lbs of fireworks to use up before the end of New Years...

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    goddamn, my county doesn't even allow fireworks on the fourth of july last I checked, although they're not exactly strict, it's fairly quiet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Wow, and I got pissed at 4th of July when my neighbors shot off a few.
    Why?

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    Why?
    Because fireworks are incredibly loud, disruptive, and pointless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    I still have 200-lbs of fireworks to use up before the end of New Years...
    You. Are. God.

    How did you acquire so many fireworks?

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    I would LOVE to be in China right now!

    Maybe I can make it to the Olympic track racing events.
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