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Weirdest thing...

Old 05-29-09, 04:03 PM
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Weirdest thing...

So whilst I was on an afternoon ride today I was struck by the usual bug on my arm, but the funnier part is that it was bee that had been clearly feasting on the pollen of mustard grass, and when it made contact with my arm, had left a quarter sized explosion of bright yellow pollen.

It provided a good coupe second of laughter.

so my question to all of you, is what is the weirdest/ funniest thing that has happened to you in the last week or so.
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Originally Posted by yusuke343 View Post
so my question to all of you, is what is the weirdest/ funniest thing that has happened to you in the last week or so.
A transvestite grabbed my rear end while I was waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
A transvestite grabbed my rear end while I was waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
Thread's over, you win.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
A transvestite grabbed my rear end while I was waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
That will teach you to stop humming Lou Reed tunes while in the check-out line.
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Old 05-29-09, 05:13 PM
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I met a fellow BF'er . . . at Jack in the Box.
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Jack In The Box still hanging in there? There's not a one left in the NY Metro area to my knowledge.
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Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
I met a fellow BF'er . . . at Jack in the Box.
The next time, I'd appreciate it if you warmed your hands up first.
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Didn't happen to me, but last night I watched my neighbor get chased around his car by his extremely irate wife. He's a 6'3", 240# body builder and she is 5'3" and 120# and he was running for his life, it was amusing. Apparently she thought he was cheating, he swears he wasn't. We live in the country so stuff like this is pretty weird.
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I grabbed the rear end of a cyclist waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
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My sister dumped me for my dad. It's weird cause I'm better looking than him.
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Originally Posted by Mobilegroomer View Post
I grabbed the rear end of a cyclist waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
..obviously no interest in jbox whatsoever, a bunch of fans forming a line behind sprktman?
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Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
I met a fellow BF'er . . . at Jack in the Box.


OHH God that sooo made my week.

Thanks Tntyz!!




The funnies thing that happened to me, was waiting in line to pick up my race packet for my first tri (I know...roadies can openly mock me) and I realized I was the fattest one
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
A transvestite grabbed my rear end while I was waiting in line at Jack In The Box.
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I met a fellow BF'er . . . at Jack in the Box.
Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
The next time, I'd appreciate it if you warmed your hands up first.

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Originally Posted by yusuke343 View Post
So whilst I was on an afternoon ride today...
I've always wanted to live in a country where people said "whilst."
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
My sister dumped me for my dad. It's weird cause I'm better looking than him.
If it turns into a three-way, then YOU win the most interesting post (and no, please don't post pics).
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Oh - I dropped a triathlete last night. Granted, he was in his car which was covered with "USAT" and "140.6" stickers all over the back and I was on my road bike, so it wasn't a fair fight to begin with.
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Last weekend I woke up to the doorbell ringing and ringing and ringing. It was the son of the neighbor across the street. He wanted my girlfriend to move her car so the could "fall" a tree without worry that it could damage her car. She moves her car.

It's about this time that I get upstairs and get filled in on what's happening across the street. So I go to the window to see a rope tied around the tree trunk ~15 feet up. This rope leads across the street, and around our tree, where I see a man putting tension on said rope.

The son begins cutting into the back of the tree to finish the "falling" process. His little chainsaw (the smallest I've ever had the pleasure to see) apparently cannot make it completely through, so the gentleman on the rope pulls with all his might. Alas, he just doesn't have it in him, so the son comes over to help, but even then, they just don't have enough strength. It's at this time the other neighbor puts his beer down (first time I've EVER seen that happen... EVER) and runs over to help. With one mighty coordinated tug.... POW!


The rope breaks, the trunk gives way.

All three men fall flat on their ass, the trunk hops forward, hits the ground and the top of the tree falls backward onto the house.

It was at that point I L'd MAO. The story doesn't end there, but that's the best part.

I may not live in the classiest neighborhood, but there are times like that where I would trade it for the world. It was a priceless morning.

Lesson, if you don't know how to "fall" a tree, don't say that's what you're doing.
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Weird thing I saw today on the bike. Road by a "custom" car shop. Saw a truck with a some welded contraption that I can only call a "deer stand" all over. Had a deer stand in the bed of the truck, above the cab, and above the hood.

Few blocks later saw a peacock crossing the road. Texas is great


truck basically looked like this
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His little chainsaw (the smallest I've ever had the pleasure to see) apparently cannot make it completely through, so the gentleman on the rope pulls with all his might.
Tell him to get one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9x8rBKC4BE
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It rained for the past few days here, so I've done a lot of walking instead of riding. I live around cranberry bogs, and as I rounded the entrance to one of the bogs I noticed a baby dear in the middle of the bog. Then, I noticed two wild turkeys a couple feet from the deer. The baby deer was harassing the turkeys; nudging them with it's nose, charging them, etc. They were making all kinds of noise and the deer was having so much fun. It was hilarious.

Last night I also watched this big burly biker fall off of a motorcycle - twice. He was the passenger on the back, and couldn't grasp backing up without leaning, haha. Everyone in the parking lot was dying laughing.
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