Something to Prove

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Something to Prove

Post by kentblue82 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:47 pm

They began laughing the moment he came through the door. Insults, taunts, and obscenities followed him as he limped across the room. He found an empty chair and fell into it, exhausted from navigating the crowd.

Surveying the other competitors, he figured he was the oldest by twenty years. He smiled and unhooked the strap that held the artificial leg to the stump ‘Nam had given him. He let it crash loudly to the floor.

The bell rang. He stood and balanced on his good leg. The Fourteenth Annual Ass-Kicking Competition had begun and he was ready to get busy.
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Re: Something to Prove

Post by tibbi » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:31 pm

Most excellent. :)
And thus ends my $.02. :)

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by strawman » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Agreed!
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by kentblue82 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:28 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Something to Prove

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:10 am

I wonder how he's gonna kick while standing on one leg. But I suppose I'll have to think about that.

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by pondspider » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:32 am

MonsieurMoustache wrote:I wonder how he's gonna kick while standing on one leg. But I suppose I'll have to think about that.
I'm guessing he's well-practised at one-legged hopping (is there any other kind?) and will wield his prosthetic as a weapon.

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by strawman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:16 pm

Americans have an expression:

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass-licking competition."
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by SpareInch » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:28 pm

strawman wrote:Americans have an expression:

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass-licking competition."
Typo? Or just common usage?
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Re: Something to Prove

Post by strawman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:14 pm

Freudian typo. I mean it must be... or why would Americans have the expression?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by pondspider » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:52 pm

SpareInch wrote:
strawman wrote:Americans have an expression:

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass-licking competition."
Typo? Or just common usage?
It's funny. I read that and saw no error... "ass-licking" seems a natural progression from plain "licking", to beat someone in a contest of some kind.

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by strawman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:55 pm

pondspider wrote:
SpareInch wrote:
strawman wrote:Americans have an expression:

"Busier than a one-legged man in an ass-licking competition."
Typo? Or just common usage?
It's funny. I read that and saw no error... "ass-licking" seems a natural progression from plain "licking", to beat someone in a contest of some kind.
You're right, it just sort of diminishes the significance of his single-leggedness.
Unless...
"Busier than a man with lock-jaw in an ass-licking competition."
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: Something to Prove

Post by kentblue82 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:05 pm

Is it too late to go with the whole lock jaw thing?
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Re: Something to Prove

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:03 am

Pretty sure it's "Busier than a man in an ASS-KICKING competition, guys. LMAO :mrgreen: eeyukyukyuk
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