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The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (10/23/16)

2016.10.23 17:07 emememaker73 The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (10/23/16)

Sunday:
NORTHWEST:
· 1. Buffalo Grove to abate $650,000 in property taxes as village board prepares to raise property-tax levy by 2.64 percent (Daily Herald)
· 2. Wheeling Township referendum could eliminate road commission's position (Daily Herald)
· 3. Motorcyclist dies after wrong-way crash on Route 31 in Algonquin (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 4. Brookfield woman charged with felony DUI after picking up teen from Riverside school; driver had BAC of 0.262 (CBS 2)
SOUTHWEST:
· 5. Western Spring police evacuate Lyons Township High School's South Campus after report that man with a gun entered building (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 6. Residents, churches to gather Oct. 29 in Merrillville for prayer breakfast in honor of first responders (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 7. Dog-grooming business gets support for zoning exception to locate in Merrillville (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 8. Schererville Plan Commission gives thumbs-up to church, gas station along Austin Avenue (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 9. Cook County sheriff seeks legislation that will allow his office to seek lower bail for detainees with little access to money (CBS 2)
Monday:
NORTH:
· 10. Energy company donates aeroponic 'tower gardens' to Waukegan magnet school (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 11. Waukegan Walmart reportedly robbed at gunpoint (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 12. Family of suicide victim sues Mundelein High School District 120, claiming officials failed to use state-mandated suicide-prevention protocols that could have prevented her death (Daily Herald)
· 13. Highland Park's Musically Human Theatre pulls plug on Sondheim's 'Passion,' blaming construction delays; no refunds expected (Crain's Chicago Business)
NORTHWEST:
· 14. Spring Grove man killed in crash with semi on Route 14 near Woodstock (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 15. Child-sex offender arrested after giving guitar lessons to underage students in Woodstock (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 16. Mount Prospect Village Clerk Lisa Angell dies from pancreatic cancer (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 17. Wood Dale creator of Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce gives his time to help inner-city youth (Daily Herald)
· 18. Downers Grove mother joins fight to prevent unfiltered images, videos from crash scenes from appearing on social media (Chicago Tribune)
· 19. Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest rejects hostile takeover bid by First American Bank, claiming big institution's motive is payback for moving data-processing contract (Crain's Chicago Business)
SOUTHWEST:
· 20. Body discovered in reportedly abandoned SUV in Joliet Township (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 21. Dash-cam video shows high-speed chase that led to deadly, fiery crash stemming from Tinley Park bank robbery on July 1 (CBS 2)
SOUTH:
· 22. Lansing woman killed in accident (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 23. Alsip woman charged with hate crime after video of tirade at Chicago's Margarita Festival posted to YouTube went viral (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 24. Woman killed in car crash in Gary (CBS 2)
· 25. Man convicted of 1981 murder of Gary policeman scheduled to be freed in February (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 26. Hobart to expand analysis of stormwater master plan to include parts of city in Ross Township (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 27. Fire does substantial damage to Gary funeral home (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
· 28. State study: Indiana should appoint nine-member commission to redraw Congressional, legislative districts, not General Assembly (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 29. Lake County employee who claimed she was fired for political reasons rehired, given $30,000 cash settlement (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 30. Gary man wounded in shooting on Sunday in city's Glen Park neighborhood (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 31. Gary police investigate death of pedestrian hit by vehicle in Midtown (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 32. BGA: Cook County-based Metropolitan Water Reclamation District paying an average of $97,791 to its 1,861 employees (Daily Herald)
Tuesday:
NORTH:
· 33. Windsurfer rescued from 'very choppy' waters in Lake Michigan off Lee Street Beach in Evanston (Chicago Tribune)
· 34. Mundelein to finish removal of borer-infested ash trees in spring 2017 (Daily Herald)
· 35. Suspect in drug investigation arrested for unlawful use of weapon after Evanston police find loaded shotgun in his backpack (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 36. Village Carpet to close store in Winnetka after 52 years in business (Crain's Chicago Business)
NORTHWEST:
· 37. Elgin Area School District U-46 signs off on agreement giving Elgin Police access to video-surveillance system in its 53 schools (Daily Herald)
· 38. Des Plaines officials remain divided over possible pedestrian underpass underneath Northwest Highway's S-curve (Daily Herald)
· 39. Investors with plans for Turkish trade center eye former East Dundee Walmart site (Daily Herald)
· 40. Arlington Heights Village Board approves $15 million addition to Thomas Middle School (Daily Herald)
· 41. Arlington Heights police seek suspect, information about armed robbery of gas station on Arlington Heights Road (Daily Herald)
· 42. Sales of DVDs, posters from movies shot in Elgin to benefit South Elgin-based Anderson Animal Shelter (Daily Herald)
· 43. Olympic skating star Kristi Yamaguchi reads from her third book during visit to Hoffman Estate elementary school (Daily Herald)
· 44. Florida-based Paragon Theaters acquires Star Cinema Grill in Arlington Heights (Daily Herald)
WEST:
· 45. New veterans memorial at Lisle Community Park to be unveiled during ceremony on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) (Daily Herald)
· 46. Batavia man sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault of a child younger than 12 years of age (CBS 2)
· 47. Dolton man arrested in Hinsdale after luring boy; had made other attempts (ABC 7)
· 48. Hinsdale South High School student charged with disorderly conduct for making threats to shoot up the school (Chicago Tribune/The Doings)
· 49. Oswego man convicted of paying for sex with a child (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 50. Maryland-based investment company buys Woodridge's Seven Gates Ice Arena after previous owner defaulted on debt (Crain's Chicago Business)
SOUTHWEST:
· 51. Orland Park Village Board approves $150,000 salary for village president (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 52. Family of Harwood Heights man killed in Hickory Hills sues FedEx, driver after Oct. 5 crash in which a semi hit motorcycle (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 53. Worker injured when roof partially collapsed on him sues subcontractor, alleging that company created hole in gas line that lead to explosion in Romeoville (ABC 7)
· 54. Joliet man arrested on charge of killing long-time acquaintance in Homer Glen auto shop after he rejected other man's sexual advances (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 55. Man who turned himself in to Orland Park police on potential child-luring released without charges (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 56. Dead man found at Woodridge golf course on Saturday, Oct. 15 identified as Woodridge resident (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 57. Dolton woman given life sentence for 2011 murder of pregnant Alsip teen (FOX 32)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 58. Hammond man files complaint after city police stop him from filming outside federal courthouse, question him (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
· 59. Gary man saves girlfriend from drowning after SUV rolls into Pine Lake in LaPorte (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 60. Indiana Department of Transportation presents plan to widen I-65 during hearing in Crown Point (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 61. Merrillville man arrested for felony theft after pushing man up against wall outside Hammond hotel, stealing his wallet (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 62. Portage man charged with sexually abusing girl at East Chicago's Block Junior High (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
· 63. Portage Township Parks Department seeks residents' input on five-year master plan (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 64. Cook County voters to get say on potential merging of County Clerk's Office, Recorder of Deeds Office on Nov. 8 ballot (Daily Herald)
Wednesday:
NORTH:
· 65. Haunted Volo: Tales of ghostly apparition at antique mall, farmhouse (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 66. Lake Forest man's drone business catches interest from real-estate agencies, builders (Chicago Tribune/Lake Forester)
· 67. Lake Forest-based Colbert Packaging moving 65 jobs to Kenosha, citing Wisconsin's 'favorable business climate' (Chicago Tribune)
· 68. Round Lake Park man arrested in Round Lake on charges of residential burglary (Daily Herald)
· 69. Lake County Board contracts Aurora engineering firm to begin process on realignment of Cedar Lake Road in downtown Round Lake (Daily Herald)
· 70. District 125 direct architects to design another addition to Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 71. Federal judge rejects petition for injunction against ban on transgender student using girls' locker room at Fremd High School in Palatine (CBS 2)
· 72. Mount Prospect's Central Continental Bakery seeing jump in demand for Cubs cookies (CBS 2)
· 73. Suburban technician rescues woman, baby from car overturned as result of Schaumburg crash (NBC 5)
· 74. Mount Prospect dissolves tax-increment finance district; sets Dec. 20 public hearing for new TIF district (Daily Herald)
· 75. Prospect Heights promotes deputy fire chief to lead department (Daily Herald)
· 76. Rolling Meadows City Council votes 4-3 to reject purchase of former Dominick's building (Daily Herald)
· 77. OSHA cites, fines Elgin-based Omega Demolition over accident that killed one worker, injured three others working on I-90 bridge in Des Plaines (Chicago Tribune)
· 78. Des Plaines: Buyout of seven flood-prone houses to proceed after delay caused by state budget impasse (Daily Herald)
· 79. Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District forms citizens-advisory committee to assess feasibility of merger with West Dundee Fire Department (Daily Herald)
· 80. Village of Schaumburg plans to name plaza near Municipal Center after late first village attorney Jack Siegel (Daily Herald)
· 81. Rockford-based Rubloff Development facing loss of Woodscreek Commons in Algonquin after defaulting on $28.6 million mortgage (Crain's Chicago Business)
WEST:
· 82. Carol Stream Village Board supports larger, $19 million plan for expansion of current village hall, temporary relocation of village staff (Daily Herald)
· 83. Bank on Cermak Road in Berwyn robbed (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 84. Pioneer Child Care moving out of Lombard Elementary School District 44 building after 35 years of service (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 85. Pedestrian dies from injuries a week and a half after being struck by a vehicle in Burbank (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTH:
· 86. Harvey man charged with taking a minor across state borders for prostitution (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 87. Former attorney from Frankfort sentenced to 30 years in prison for soliciting fellow inmate to kill his ex-wife (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 88. Kouts town councillor who was forced to resign because of law barring town employees from holding elective positions is sole applicant for vacant 2nd District seat (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 89. Engineer presents proposal for Casey's General Store to Crown Point Plan Commission (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 90. Lansing man dies as result of car crash in Dyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 91. Merrillville teen struck by car while walking in Merrillville dies from his injuries (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 92. Discovery of animal bone suspends dredging operation in Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in East Chicago (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 93. Former Lake County Jail guard pleads guilty to taking $400 bribe to deliver cell phone to alleged gang member (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 94. Cook County commissioner raises concerns about how county is handling strays, saying some suburban shelters are killing people's pets (CBS 2)
· 95. Two Illinois Democratic political operatives lose jobs after video shows them explaining how they've disrupted Republican events, planned to cover up voter fraud (Chicago Tribune)
Thursday:
NORTH:
· 96. Vernon Hills gives informal go-ahead for plan to convert vacant CDW/Allstate Insurance office building into psychiatric hospital (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 97. Community Unit School District 300 expects to save on energy costs after installing solar panels at Jacobs High School in Algonquin (Daily Herald)
· 98. Truck crashes and overturns, spilling diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid on Route 31 in Carpentersville (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 99. Schaumburg Township Elementary School District 54 works toward sale of property next to Conant High School (Daily Herald)
· 100. Lake in the Hills establishes 5 percent amusement tax, which currently will only affect the cost of tickets at AMC 12 movie theater, starting Jan. 1, 2017 (Daily Herald)
· 101. Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 to dedicate new playground at South Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 25 (Daily Herald)
· 102. Death of Barrington Hills man found in burning van in Chicago ruled homicide (CBS 2)
WEST:
· 103. Riverside police free deer whose antlers got stuck in hammock (FOX 32)
· 104. DuPage County Sheriff's Office releases images of what parents of dead baby dumped in unincorporated Wheaton may look like (Chicago Tribune)
· 105. Rush University Medical Center ambulance designed to scan, treat stroke victims more quickly to service 5-mile radius of Oak Park Hospital; Northwestern University unit to serve six western suburbs (Chicago Tribune)
· 106. Four Chicago men, one Downers Grove man arrested for disturbance, shooting near Westmont (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 107. Troubled Elgin-based Omega Demolition gave $80,000 to Rosemont mayor's election campaigns, got $212,725 demolition job in 2014 (Daily Herald)
· 108. Workers from Wheaton-based Wisdom Moving Company hide woman escaping gun-wielding ex-boyfriend, who commits suicide in Chicago's Loop (WGN TV)
SOUTHWEST:
· 109. Two Orland Park junior-high students sue Orland School District 135, claiming officials should have known about coach's sex-abuse arrest in Joliet (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 110. Actor Justin Hartley, an Orland Park native, appears on 'Ellen' (Chicago Tribune)
· 111. Suspect in gun theft from Plainfield house found dead in Chicago home (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 112. Intersection of Harlem Avenue, West 71st Street in Bridgeview closed after serious crash (ABC 7)
SOUTH:
· 113. Sunnybrook Elementary School District 171 board secretary resigns; superintendent to solicit residents to apply for vacancy (Northwest Indiana Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 114. Indiana Secretary of State: Thousands of altered voter registrations may just be voters trying to correct name, birth dates before election (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
· 115. Woman, man shot along Delaware Street in Gary (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 116. Lake County Board OK $300,000 toward left turn lane on 109th Street at U.S. 41, which sheriff calls 'very dangerous intersection' (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 117. Munster Town Council comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 118. LaPorte man who claimed to beat up scary clown charged with falsely reporting a crime (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 119. Fire does extensive damage to Portage apartment building (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 120. Insurance company reimburses LaPorte County for $152,000 embezzled by former deputy auditor with gambling addiction (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
· 121. Cook County grand jury indicts attorney who posed as judge at Markham courthouse on criminal charges, but what those are isn't disclosed (Chicago Tribune)
Friday:
NORTH:
· 122. Highland Park raises minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 beginning Jan. 1, 2017 (FOX 32)
· 123. Mundelein School Elementary School District 75 janitor sentenced to 18 years in jail for sexual assault of minor in 2007 (CBS 2)
· 124. Residents of senior-oriented subdivision petition Grayslake High School District 127, Grayslake Elementary School District 46 boards to keep property-tax levy increase to 0.3 percent at most (Daily Herald)
· 125. Waukegan woman pleads guilty to murder in 2014 death of daughter whom she punched in the stomach, perforating it and leading to fatal infection (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 126. Waukegan School District 60 pays out $200,000 for substitutes due to teacher absences during first five weeks of school this year (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
· 127. Vernon Hills man arrested after stealing items from unlocked cars, trying to break into Long Grove house; homeowner shot at him as he fled (Chicago Tribune/Vernon Hills Review)
· 128. Antioch sues to close church's resale shop, citing lack of bathrooms, strict zoning (Daily Herald)
· 129. Leaders of shuttered Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church in Mundelein donate $700,000 to 34 charities, following sale of church property (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST:
· 130. 'Highly intoxicated' Des Plaines man attacks Arlington Heights police officers who find him sleeping on sidewalk (Daily Herald)
· 131. Mount Prospect reports sales-tax revenue exceeding property taxes for first time in village history (Daily Herald)
· 132. Chicago man who shot a gun inside a Megabus in Des Plaines pleads guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison; another 7 years added for battery to peace officer (Daily Herald)
· 133. Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights seeks to expand space to serve larger groups, especially for weddings (Daily Herald)
· 134. Naperville firefighter arrested for possession of child pornography at his Elgin home (Chicago Tribune)
· 135. Des Plaines-based Gas Technology Institute receives $80 million in funds to design, build and operate clean-energy power plant in Texas (Daily Herald)
· 136. Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson appears at fundraiser for Palatine-based WINGS to speak about violence against women (CBS 2)
· 137. Kentucky man charged with sexual abuse of a minor in Palatine, Hoffman Estates, after sharing details, photos online with Washington, D.C. cop (FOX 32)
WEST:
· 138. Riverside police chief named chairman of Illinois Impaired Driving Task Force (FOX 32)
· 139. Lombard, St. Charles men arrested for armed robbery in Glendale Heights (Daily Herald)
· 140. Construction of LA Fitness along Wheaton's Roosevelt Road set to start, despite residents' objections (Daily Herald)
· 141. Geneva City Council to debate creation of stormwater utility to dedicate funds to stormwater system (Daily Herald)
SOUTH:
· 142. Monee mayor, also the village's liquor commissioner, accused of collusion in threatening to close down liquor store in building he owns (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
· 143. Family of two Joliet children who drowned in Kankakee River on Memorial Day sue City of Wilmington for $1 million (Chicago Tribune)
· 144. Suspect in bank robberies in Bridgeview, Midlothian and Oak Lawn sought for another heist in Midlothian (FOX 32)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 145. Union Township man seeks to overturn 60-year sentence for murdering ex-girlfriend (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 146. Valparaiso middle-schoolers spend day doing community service at local church (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 147. 19-year-old man with lengthy criminal record sentenced to 62 years in prison for shooting death of Portage man in front of his family (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 148. Munster Medical Research Foundation to propose building hospital on Broadway in Crown Point (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 149. Four Illinois residents charged with robbing Munster Target store on Sept. 19 (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 150. Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against City of Hammond, Hammond police officer over shooting death of their dog that was reported running loose after getting through invisible fence (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 151. Ground broken for Mascots Hall of Fame in Whiting (ABC 7)
Saturday:
NORTH:
· 152. Arlington Heights woman, Waukegan man charged with identity theft after burglarizing vehicles in Gurnee (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 153. Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 154. Evanston police officer injured after being struck by dump truck (FOX 32)
NORTHWEST:
· 155. Chicago man dead after his car crashed into building in Des Plaines (Chicago Sun-Times)
· 156. Elgin man charged with sexually assaulting woman who accepted a ride from him and another man at a Hoffman Estate bar (CBS 2)
WEST:
· 157. Aurora man arrested for theft of puppy from Naperville pet store (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
· 158. Parents of middle-school students seek vote on St. Charles Community Unit School District 303's plan to close facility (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST:
· 159. Tire Rack Street Survival course at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet teaches teens how real-life skills in driving emergencies (WGN TV)
SOUTH:
· 160. Village of Lansing to replace 9,400 water meters to bring water system up to date and curb abuse (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 161. Boy Scout dead after being hit by vehicle outside Bremen High School in Midlothian, minutes after receiving service award (CBS 2)
· 162. New Lenox man charged with robbing Frankfort bank while his girlfriend, her child waited in the car (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
NORTHWEST INDIANA:
· 163. LaPorte man charged with felony operating while intoxicated after his moped is spotted veering into oncoming traffic following prior OWI conviction (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 164. Gary man, woman found shot to death in remote part of city (WGN TV)
· 165. Military technician from LaPorte invents device to more safely disassemble Howitzer gun; could save U.S. Army hundreds of thousands of dollars annually (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 166. CSX bridge over Samuelson Road in Portage likely to be replaced in 2017, providing a two-lane underpass (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 167. Merrillville liquor store destroyed in early-morning blaze (Northwest Indiana Times)
· 168. Traveling war memorial opens week-long display at Crown Point's First United Church (Northwest Indiana Times)
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2015.02.04 21:21 Robbingrogue Superman vs Goku... In the Ultimate Battle of Uncommon Battles!

So there's been a large amount of discussion on this subreddit who would win if Goku and Supermen went face-to-face in an attempt to completely obliterate one another.
However, everyone, there's so much more than violence in this world! To settle the debate in a different way, I present to you:
THE ULTIMATE BATTLE OF UNCOMMON BATTLES
1) Round One: The Cooking Contest!: Goku and Superman are placed into a fully-equipped kitchen, and are given the Recipe for A Yummy Birthday Cake, along with plenty of all the ingredients. Who makes the best cake in this Cook-Off of the Ages?
2) Round Two: The Battle of the Bands! - Superman and Goku are requested to form a Rock Band (Guitar, Second Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Vocals) together with a group of 5 Average Joes. The Battle is already within a week! Who manages to prepare their band the best? Who creates the best outfits? Who writes the best song? In short: Who will win the Battle of the Bands?
3) Round Three: The Dance-Off! - Goku and Superman are brought to a suburb of Chicago for an old-school Hip-Hop Dance Off. Who's got the moves? Who's the flashiest, the skilliest, and the coolest Dancer of them all?
4) Round Four: The Game of Games! - Goku and Superman hold a Gaming Contest, consisting of three Sub-Rounds. In Round 4.1, they play a game of Super Smash Bros: Brawl, with Goku playing Link (Blond hair, lots of screaming, turning into an animal) and Superman playing Ganondorf (Cape, Symbol of Power, Nemesis of Link). In Round 4.2, they play a game of DotA 2, 1v1 Mid Lane, using a hero of choice. In Round 4.3, they play a game of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, same basic equipment; an Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle, 3x Grenades, and a Knife.
5) Round Five: A Sportive Showdown! - Goku and Superman face off, no-prep, against each other in this battle with rather uncommon sports! In Round 5.1, they play Jeu de Boules: Who's got the control to land the balls closest to the little one, or the power to knock away the opponent's ones without making them go out of bounds? In Round 5.2, they play Billiards: Who's got the mad skills with angles and combinations? In Round 5.3, they play Trampoline Basketball: Who jumps the best? Whose timing is most correct? Who wins this exciting match-up?
6) Round Six: The Girl Scout Cookie Sale!: We all know how convincing those cute Girl Scouts can be, but how do our two Powerhouses fare in the battle to sell as many boxes of Girl Scout Cookies within three days? There's an unlimited supply, so the fastest and most convincing runner wins the race! (For the sake of this match, nobody knows who Goku and Superman are, removing the "I'll buy 'em 'cause you're Superman/Goku" factor)
7) Round Seven: Rock, Paper, Scissors! - It's the ultimate match. Two men, two hands, three choices each. Best out of 3. Who wins... Rock Paper Scissors?
Who fares the best in every contest? /whowouldwin , cast your votes!
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2014.06.13 03:04 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am comedian Ron Funches. I play Shelly on NBC's Undateable. Ask me anything, I'm very cuddly.

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Hey Ron, just wanted to let you know that your laugh/giggle is amazing and could cheer up anybody's day. Given that your twitter picture is you as Winnie the Pooh and that you told Chris Hardwick on @midnight that he could be Piglet, who would you pick to be the rest of your lovable gang? Hahahaha. HAHAHAHA. Okay, so, we need an Eeyore, so how about Kyle Kinane? I like that you're helping with this! Haha! Who else is left? Kanga and Roo. We need a wild person to be Tigger. And Christopher Robin, he's just going to be a chill white guy that's real chill. So let's have Todd Glass be Tigger. Ian Karmel can be Christopher Robin. And then we can have Jackie Kashian be Kanga. Roo would be Maria Bamford. And Rabbit, who's neurotic?! I guess Rick Glassman.
I want to start off by saying that I absolutely love you, and think you're one of the funnier comedians out there. Why did you decide to put a head shot at the bottom of your website when there's an artist's depiction of you at the top? Do your children travel with you when you travel around? If they don't, are you worried about losing that time with them? How is your hair so awesome? I'm white, but can you make my hair as awesome as yours? Because clubs make you do that so they can print your headshot out for when you come to their club or casting agents print it off your website? They made me do it, I didn't want to do it. Well, I have one son, who doesn't travel with me, he stays with his mom mostly, but I live a different live. You can't judge it like a 9-5 job, there are weeks where I don't see him and then there are days where I see him all day every day. I just make sure to constantly communicate and tell him I love him and that I am there to provide for him.
My hair is awesome because I don't do anything to it, I just let it do what it wants to do. You can make your hair as awesome if you go SUPERSAIYAN!
I'm way too excited. I'm reading your comments in your voice. Can you calm me down? Heeheehee. Calm down.
Relax.
It's all gonna be okay.
We're going to get to know each other a little bit, have some fun, it's not that big of a deal.
What's it like to be on @midnight and what is Chris hardwick actually like? I love you and I think you are one of the nicest comedians out there. Thank you for doing this AMA. Oh, thank YOU. And I love being on @midnight because it's super fun and they shoot it on the I Love Lucy stage, and I love Lucy. And Chris Hardwick is surprisingly, annoyingly nice.
Hey Ron! I'm a lady, how should I approach you? :) Hahahahahaaha! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Just that! I'm a lady! How should I approach you!
You should just say hi to me. If you're interested in me, just come up to me, and say "Hi, I like you, I think you're handsome and would like to hang out sometime." I will probably say yes because no one has asked me out like that before.
Aw man, I dunno if you're laughing with me or at me..but I'll take it. Aw definitely WITH you. I just laugh to deflect that I am embarrassed. I'm not laughing at you.
Why are you the funniest person ever? AKA How / Why did you get into comedy? I'm not. But thank you. And I got into comedy because I just did not have any other skills that I felt like developing. And I didn't want to have to take a drug test for work.
When will you do nudity? In the privacy of my own home with any consensual ladies that I enjoy. Or just if I'm dancing alone.
Hey Ron! How much do you love calling Brent Morin “Lemonhead Brent”? And equally importantly, how much does he hate it? I LOVE it. LOVE. For sure. He actually doesn't hate it that much, he's annoyed and pretends to be annoyed, but I think he likes the attention.
How are you always so pleasant and affable? Why would you be anyway else?
What's your favorite show to watch right now? (and feel free to take this question as an opportunity to plug your new show if you want) Hahahaha! I DO watch Undateable, which is probably really egotistical, but I do end up watching it a lot. I watch Silicon Valley, and Rick and Morty.
Is it ok if this is a two part question? Wait, was that my first question? Shit. In all honesty though, how did you get inspired for your voice or do you change your voice for TV? Also, does your son know that some of your material comes from experiences with him? Edit: or, of course, do you naturally speak like that? I don't know what that means? I think that sometimes people think I'm putting on an accent, but I never thought that people thought i was faking. It's just me. And I think he does, yeah, he didn't like the joke where i called him an asshole, but other than that he likes it, i have enough money to buy him whatever video game he wants.
Who are some of your favorite comedians? My favorite comedians right now are Tig Notaro, Todd Barry, Moshe Kasher, and Rick Glassman. Yes, he's cooler, actually. He's been very helpful to helping people know who I am as a comedian without him getting any sort of financial reward for it.
Ahhh! I also first saw you on @Midnight (thanks chrishardwick) and have been a fan since. Question one: Who is your favorite comedian, and why because apparently someone already asked this? Question two: How did you get so adorable?! My favorite comedian is Tig Notaro! And I don't know how I got to be adorable, maybe it was because I was raised by ladies or I'm just naturally lazy and chilled out. I'm not aggressive and so I think that makes adorable. I also have a great giggle. teehee
Shelly is adorable ,his accent,his manners,his lines How are u close to him? What don t u like abt him? How would u describe him in three words? Three words, okay! I would say that Shelly is like a wise space cadet, you know? He's smart, but he's also air-headed. We are very similar in a lot of ways. He's probably a little more naive than me, but just a little bit, not too much, and we're probably equally as sweet. Oh, when I knew I got the show? Mmmm. It was amazing! It was exciting because were all like "hey! there's no way they're going to give me the show, they are just using me because they want somebody else, but then I was like I got it, it's a dream come true, I'm a television show." It's hard to describe, it was just amazing.
If a say something bad abt detroit will u be upset!?lol. I will track you down, come to your place, and make you watch the Bad Boy's 30 for 30 so you respect the Detroit Pistons.
Discovered you on Getting Doug with High, now I love your comedy. What is Doug Benson like when the cameras are off? Also, how high did you get on that show? Hehehehe. VERY. And pretty much the same. Very chill, relaxed guy who is fun to hang out with. Doug is awesome.
Funch, are you watching Friday Night Lights yet? First of all, I know who this is. And no, sorry, I'll start it soon.
You're a terrible person. Aaron & I have made it probably about 60% through a series rewatch. You have work to do tonight.
Said the guy who hasn't even started, even refused my offer of a boxed set DVD loan. Heheheehehehehe. Touche.
Hey man! First of all I just want to say that me and my cat, Suki, are both huge fans, and would like to thank you for doing this AMA. Suki's birthday is coming up and a shout out from her favorite comedian would make her whole year. Now onto the question, what are your favorite things to put on a hotdog, and why? Okay. First of all, shout out to Suki, happy birthday, I hope you have many multiple nine lives. My favorite things to put on a hot dog are chili and mustard because that's what Sonic the Hedgehog would do.
Thank you very much. You made Suki so happy, here is a picture of her smiling. Awesome.
Do you have an hour special coming soon? You've been "about to blow up" status for a while now. I dunno. I'm working on my hour always. I have a half-hour that you can livestream on Comedy Central on June 20! Next Friday! I guess I should be telling people that. Watch my half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central next Friday June 20.
Do you still watch muppet babies? No. Not that often. Mostly the cartoons I watch right now are Rick and Morty. And what else? That's it. Rick And Morty. I watch a LOT of Rick and Morty. And Bob's Burgers!
You had me in tears with your performance on John Oliver's Comedy Central show. I've shared that clip with nearly any person that would listen to me (especially FUCK LINDA!). Question - Do you find that your love of weed interferes with your ability to parent or do you believe there's a time and place for these things? Hahaha! I don't think that it affects it. I mean, it all depends on your kids and your relationship. For me it makes me more patient and more relaxed. And I try to make sure I'm not smoking around him or during the daylight hours. So it's really about being a responsible adult like you would with any other stuff that you enjoy.
My question is actually for Victoria, sorry to try hijacking your thread. She promised Reddit she would do her own AMA in June, but isn't even on the schedule yet. Can you ask her - no, tell her - she has to keep her promises, Ron? You don't use me as a third party between you and Victoria. I'm not that type of man. I'm on Victoria's side on this, you can't come to me, expecting me to be on your side! i'm with Victoria on this!
For my actual question, as someone with a family member on the autism spectrum your material about your son is so hilarious and on-the-nose (in my experience anyway.) What was that decision to write material about your son & his ASD like? Were you ever discouraged from writing material about it in case it was deemed offensive or made people uncomfortable? It was just a big part of my life, and I like to write about my life and what I go through, so it was something I knew I could not ignore or avoid. Yeah, there were periods when people made me feel weird about it or they would say things to me afterwards, but I talked to some people who had kids who had Autism or were on the spectrum and they let me know how much it helped them or made them feel better. And then I knew I was doing the right thing.
Hello Monsieur Funches, would you ever consider hosting a late night talk show like your bud Pete Holmes if you had the opportunity? If you could and were given a decent amount of control, what would that show be like? Yes! That show would most likely be called "Night Night with Ron Funches." And it will be on Funny or Die soon. So look out for it.
Who is your favorite member of The Shield? My favorite member of The Shield is Dean Ambrose.
Hi Ron, huge fan, your giggle makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. My question is, how much does your stand up background help with acting on Undateable? How different is interacting with other actors as opposed being on stage by yourself? Side note, let's go to next year's Wrestlemania together. It's helpful with the live studio audience. Like I know how to help make them laugh, so in ways it's really helpful. It's just like doing standup with someone else's words, and it's helpful that i trust the other comedians on the show and I know their material and their personalities. It would be harder if I was on some type of drama like ER. Just imagine me on ER. Heehee.
saw you on At Midnight, loved you instantly. How'd you get on Undateable (who called who, what happened leading up to the show, that sort of thing)? Thanks! Edit: also, really looking forward to your half hour! Super-normal! I auditioned, my manager got the audition in. I auditioned several times in front of a lot of different people, and then eventually they said "you're going to get this job." I wish it was a better story, but it's super normal.
Hey Ron, how would you re-cast the characters of Undateable with pro-wrestlers? Oooh okay!
I would cast me as me.
And then I would replace everybody else with WWE people like AJ Lee, for sure, and then also who else, AJ could play Chris D'Elia. Paige can play Rick's character. And Lana could be Brent's character.
Ron, If you could give advice to a comic (year 3) who is in debt. Doesn't have a car. Doesn't live in a major market but arguably the biggest name in his small city. What should he do? -V. It sounds like you're right on target! I've been in that position. I wouldn't worry about it. If you really are that good, keep working it out, you're being forced to focus on your art, so keep doing it.
How much of Undatable is improved and how many times do you guys preform each episode? We just do it once. We do an hour taping, we rehearse for 4 days and then we tape on the fifth day and I'd say we would do a take where they wrote it and then we do a take that's improvise. And I would say about 20-30% of the improvising makes it on TV.
Do/have people ever call(ed) you "Bunches of Funches?" Yes. A lot of people do. A lot of people do. It's an easy thing to figure out, it rhymes with my name.
Is Brent "Lemon Head" Morin as hilarious in real life as he is on "Undateable"? Yes, and he is VERY hilarious, which is really annoying when it's mixed with the fact that he's handsome and charming, so ladies love him. Have you seen his eyes? They're so blue. They're like, watery ocean blue. It's annoying that he's so talented. But I love him.
Has anything from E3 caught your eye? YEAH, for sure! Mostly I'm excited about - what's the name of that game? Super Smash Brothers! And then also the new Zelda.
of all, will you be my best friend? You seem like you'd be a good best friend. Victoria if you want to be my best friend just ask me. But no, my son's my best friend, so you can't be my best friend, but we can be friends MAYBE. It depends on what you bring to the table.
do you have any plans to release a special or album? And YES! Comedy Central half-hour NEXT FRIDAY june 20.
Are you doing any season 3 shooting for Kroll Show? Follow up, how tasty on are Aunt Sandy's pecan sandies? Yes, I think so. I didn't write for this season unfortunately but i think I'm going to be in a couple of sketches. They're not that tasty because they are pretty stale because I keep them in my briefcase for extended periods of time.
Can you and I start a rap group together called 'Ron Funches and the Funch Bunch'? Ahahahaah we can START it, but then I am going to quit it early into it. But then you can take off and then I will sue you for the name.
Any advice for amateur comedians like myself? and who's your favorite comic? I dunno! That's so general. I just say keep doing standup, write about yourself and write about what embarrasses you.
Hi, Ron! When did you realize you enjoyed making people laugh? P.S.: You have a lovable laugh / giggle! Are you okay with fan hugs? Mmm, I was 5. I was 5 and hanging out with my sister and making fun of my family and she loved it. And that's when I knew i liked it.
Hey ron funches. what music are you listening to these days? I'm listening to a variety of things. Mostly Master P, the album is called Ghetto D. A lot of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. And MF Doom.
What would u change abt shelly? Chris D'Elia is a secret sweetheart. You don't think he's as sweet as he is, but he is. Brent is a ladykiller, ladies love him and he loves ladies. Rick is a genius and probably one of the weirdest people you could meet, but he's a genius. And Bill is one of the nicest bosses you could ever have and he makes you feel confident just being around him.
You said on You Made It Weird that you wanted to do what the Chicago comics did as a group, and all come up and be hilarious together. How is that plan going? It's going really well, seeing that I live with my buddy Ian Carmell who is working on Chelsea Lately, and so he is doing well, and I'm also doing a short film with my buddy Matt Braunger.
What was it like to bowl with CM Punk? He pisses you off because he's good at it. And he's a jerk. But then you say "he's a guy I like, I respect his work." So it's frustrating, and it's also amazing. And then he made fun of me, and I got my only strike. He made fun of me a lot.
If you could only listen to ONE hiphop album for the rest of your life... What would it be? ~~ I'm here puffing on some King Louie, listening to Souls of Mischief It would be Midnight Marauder by A Tribe Called Quest.
Hey man, why weren't any of the ladies of undateable on the undateable tour? Because they don't do standup, and if you don't do standup you don't want to go from city to city hanging out in clubs while other people do standup.
Why were you only on the pilot of Enlisted? Because I had to do Undateable.
Hi Ron! I loved your appearances on @midnight! What made you pursue a career in stand up? Any pointers for people starting out? <3 Just start. And keep going a lot. And be yourself and focus on what makes you you and unique! Just focus and keep going as often as you can.
Who's the nWo of comedy? Me, Chris, Rick and Brent. We're taking ovaaah.
What do you think the most important thing is for working on standup? Constantly writing? Going on stage? Being able to let go of material? Um, just trying to be better. And learn. And not doing the same thing all the time, just making sure that you are constantly growing and getting out side your comfort zone. I think it's the same for any career.
All of the Muppet Babies went on to a long career with the Muppets, with the exception of Skeeter. Any theories on what happened to her, and how much she would enjoy NBC's hit summer show Undateable? I think Skeeter developed some sort of a drug problem, because she's always hanging in the lab with Beaker, and I think she would love Undateable because she's a big fan of just, madcap romps.
I am from Chicago and moved to Portland 8 years ago. Your bit about this was the funniest thing I'd heard in a while until SKITTLES. Any good anecdotes about moving from PDX to LA? Uh, no! Just that I learned to enjoy hockey and country music. PDX to LA, never mind. Let's back that up. I was broke, and now I'm on a television show, so that's pretty much the best anecdote I have. The food and hippy-dippy stuff, that wasn't weird to me.
You're originally from Chicago, but you play a sports fanatic from Detroit. My question is, who's your WNBA team of choice, Sky or Shock? Hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHA. I'm going to go with the Shock. Shock ALL DAY.
So Ron, how's life as the human mayor of an animal town? Heeheeehee. I was neglecting my mayoral duties, my town is overrun with cockroaches, and I've moved on to Fire Emblem.
If you could start your comedy career all over again, would you do anything differently? No! Hahaha. No. I would let it play out how it is because that's how it happened.
Favorite Tribe Called Quest album, favorite De La Soul album and favorite between those two...? Favorite Tribe Called Quest album is Midnight Marauder, my favorite De La Soul is Three Feet High and Rising. And Midnight Marauder is my favorite album of all time.
Do you enjoy bubble baths ? Yeah! I love bubble baths. Why would you not? You have some bubbles, you put out some candles, you put on some classical music, you got yourself a nice relaxin' evening.
One of the things I normally hate are TV shows with a laugh track, mostly I think due to The Big Bang Theory. On Undateable, however, it doesn't seem as bad. What is your take on the laugh track vs no laugh track debate? It's a live studio audience.
Undateable doesn't use a laugh track, we have a live studio audience. You should come to a live studio audience taping, that's probably the best part of the show. I know people think it's a laugh track but it's a live studio audience.
Hey Ron! I know you're a wrestling fan. Who is your favorite wrestler and why is it Cesaro? Because he's awesome! Because he's just great! This is a silly question, you KNOW why, because he's the best!
Ron, All time favorite professional wrestler? That's so difficult! My favorite all time professional wrestler is probably... hmmm... let's say Brett Hart.
Ron: Big fan of yours. Since you're on a show called "Undateable", any dating advice for a single guy like myself? Focus on other stuff, focus on your personal goals, and that will attract people around you. Ladies that are worth being around, they like people who are about stuff, doesn't mean you have to be rich but you should be about something as much as hanging out.
Is Brent as awesome as he is in real life as he is on the show? He seems like a lot of fun to be around. He's very awesome, he's fun to be around. Brett is awesome, he's super chill and super fun. He would be a member of the Rat pack, if that was still a thing. He'd be the type of guy to still be in that.
Can I snuggle with you and call you my Teddy Bear? I mean, those are options? A possibility? But it's not just a thing that I just give out. We can certainly talk about it. And then maybe yes.
Ron, buddy, be honest- how much does it kill you to have to wear Lions, Tigers, and UofM stuff on the show? ;) The only one that bothers me is the Lions stuff, because I'm a Chicago Bears fan. But I feel respect to the greatness of Barry Sanders, so it doesn't bother me that bad.
Do you play Mario Kart 8? If you do, who is your favourite character? YES! LUIGI!
Ron, it's Ginny. When are you going to let me school you at Mario Kart? When I figure out how to add people online.
Hey. I met you at Brody's Rooftop Show wrap party. Anyway, i heard you say you play Animal Crossing. Can i get your Dream Code so i can see your town tho? No. Because it's covered in cockroaches, like I said before. And I'm embarrassed.
I just want to say i love everything you do. My question, what did you think of Seth Rollins heel turn? I thought it was awesome, because it keeps the storyline going and it means that Batista is gone. And I'm all for that.
Where do you like to hang in LA? Mostly in my house. Or onstage at the Comedy Store, or the Improv, or Meltdown Comics.
On Twitter you are always mentioning WWE and on Celebrity Bowling you made numerous "in the know" jokes about the wrestlers. If you could manage any current WWE wrestler who would it be and why? I would manage ... who would i manage? I forgot his name, gotta look him up. Xavier Woods. We both have badass hair, and he also works in autism, and I have a big respect for him. He would become a champion, and we wouldn't put up with no bullshit.
What are your thoughts on edibles and can I smoke you out? :) I love edibles, they are fun if you are on an airplane and you need to kill time. It's like your teleporting, because you fall asleep in one place and you wake up in a different place. And I'm not going to go to your house? Maybe if we just run into each other on the street or whatnot.
Hey Ron! I love you! You follow me on Instagram, and I brag about that to people. Anyway, what are your favorite books? Thanks for doing the AMA, you're so awesome. Ooh, thank you, that's fun! My favorite books are... hmmm... favorite favorite. I would say the most recent favorites are Illusion by Richard Bach, I'm a big fan of All Quiet on the Western Front, and As I Lay Dying.
Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses? Hnmmm. That's a good question.
Probably I would want to fight the duck-sized horses. Either way, it's going to be terrifying. It's a fight to the death, I want to fight the duck-sized horses. But if there's a chance I can tame the duck-sized horse, I'm all for that.
Have you ever been to Denver (or any non-San Diego) Comic Con? I'm going to be in town this weekend but it also sounds kind of lame. All Comic-Cons are fun because they are full of people dressed up as characters. So you should have a better attitude and perspective on it, and you'll probably have a great time. You're talking about going to a con in a city where marijuana is completely legal. How would NOT have fun?
What is your favorite waffle topping? STRAWBERRY! FRESH!
Hey Ron, is Dean Ambrose the next Rowdy Roddy Piper? YES. CLEARLY. hahhaum. That's a very astute observation. I would say so. Definitely, he's awesome, he's a great talker.
If you could set up a dream Wrestle Mania Fatal Four Way match for the belt with any wrestler to ever wrestle in WWF/WWE/WCW who is you match and who wins the strap? OOOH, okay. So okay. So it's going to be Brian Pillman, who else is gonna be, Bret Hart, Ryan Bader and Shawn Michaels.
I'm smoking Girl Scout Cookies, What are you smoking? Super Blue Dream.
Does Detroit really have as ample of a bosom as Shelly said? Oh okay. Yeah? Hehehehehe. Detroit has an ample bosom that can sustain us all.
Hey ron, it's Devin. I talked to you a lil bit after your performance at UP in Chicago. Sorry I keep creepin but pizza is still on the table. I just realized recently that a lot of my current favorite comedians have come out of Chicago (Cameron Esposito, Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes, you to name a few). I was just wondering if you could say what it was like coming up in the Chicago stand up scene and why all these great comedians came from here? I didn't come in the Chicago standup scene, I came up in the Portland Standup scene. I was in Chicago as a kid, so I can't answer that question.
WHO YOU PLAYING AS IN MARIOKART? Luigi.
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2014.05.08 00:36 Waxwing_Slain [OC] I am Sad

I creep through Chicago streets, an empty vector
of ectoplasm—documenting things:
  1. A labial crack in the architecture of the field museum
  2. An abandoned movie theater’s turnstile count of 147
  3. 24 (perceivable) expletives in a seven minute cell-phone conversation between a ked-rocking skater and his (perceivably) distraught mother
  4. A smiling male jogging in blue yoga pants. Light blue.
  5. The nausea-green compexial tinge characteristic of both Cubs fans and vertiginally aware heroin addicts
  6. The charcoal in my mouth
  7. 18 instances of perceivable oxidation, three of ennui (including the skater), 78 of anomie (including the six above)
I leave my clipboard in the park.
I eat breakfast in my apartment.
I eat lunch in my apartment.
I eat dinner in my apartment.
I go to sleep.
I wake up.
I sleep again.
I am in here.
I wake to the excited bunny-thumps of teenagers fucking in the apartment above me.
I wake to an aerial apocalypse.
I wake to hunger.
I wake to the electric, syncopated eeeee eeeee of Satan.
It goes again.
I wake to nothing.
I wake to a cold flurry
something in my room
hitting me
a giant, silk fist of truth
a mad splash of water (achoo)
a sneeze of life
I wake to a poem which is
my life. No
this is not witty. I am very
scared. It is scary to be
everything there is. After
a while I get over it. I fall
asleep.
hello
I am Sad
(literally, my name is).
Sad is a misnomer;
an error in archetypification.
Pain, or Dread, or Despair would all be more fitting.
I feel strangely justified by this.
hello
Sad is me.
Sad drives a small, ugly Toyota
somehow with terrible gas mileage.
Sad bleats out cacophonous, ululating noises when alone
just to check if anyone is listening.
Sad simultaneously subscribes herself to multiple
mutually exclusive philosophies.
Sad has a weird infatuation with bananas.
Sad is alone.
Sad asks God many rhetorical questions.
Sad masturbates to pornography
that each day seems to be less and less reconcilable.
Sad is losing.
Sad prescribes her turds each French prenoms
like “Beyoncé” or “De-taille-moyenne”
as this is the sort of sad thing sad people do.
Sad is an ugly woman.
Sad is a sick woman.
Sad supposes that her spleen will soon explode.
Sad’s life is a series of sad stories.
Sad writes a story.
The story is about a bear.
The story is really about herself.
The story goes like this:
There is a bear, and this bear is captured as a young bear-cub and then raised in a science-lab-place by white-coats with long, falcate fingers, and near-Nietzschean moustaches. These white-coats strap the young bear to a large slab tilted half-vertical, and keep it there its entire life, stimulating its muscles bi-hourly with a priapistic, galvanized rod-thing, and enterally feed it a kind of liquidized salmon-slop, and they make the bear learn differential and integral calculus, analyze Heidegerrian hermeneutics, and a priori define words like ‘catharsis’ and ‘wrench’ as a sort of epistemological experiment. One day, the bear finds that all of the scientists are dead (so it goes), and the bear bravely leaves the lab, which is, for the sake of the story, conveniently next to a wooded area, and so the bear journeys into the wooded area where it finds a cave which is dark and damp, and the bear likes the cave so it tries to sleep there, but finds it can’t sleep unless strapped vertically supine to an anodized steel tablet big enough for a bear, and so decides to go try to get something to eat, because, you know, hunger, and the bear happens upon a brook, the water reminding it of the stuff flowing through the tubes, and the bear looks down into the water to see a fish swimming along, and the bear instinctually feels like he should eat it, like electricity, but then wonders how the fish would see the bear, how the bear would look all brutish and bearish and just all around not nice or good, in trying to eat the fish of course, and then the bear sees his own reflection in the water, which the bear doesn’t like at all—having assumed this whole time that it didn’t have a face—and the bear then feels this acidic anxiety in its gut like a sort of malignant disease, deep down, right there in its very core, and it hears a twig snap somewhere off in the distance of the forest, and it looks up to see this other bear with big hips and pointy incisors, snarling, growling—a big, beautiful, other bear— a bear that looks healthy and proud and, like, it has all its shit together, and all this stuff inspires such acute psychic and gastronomic pain in the bear-subject’s, well, subject, that it runs away, sort of tear-assing, if it can be imagined, back to the aforementioned cave, curling up fetally in the darkest, dampest corner, rendering itself inanimate, inert, still as a dead thing, until it, yes, actually dies there, well, starves to death. 
hello
Sad’s only strength is her imagination.
Sad imagines things even worse than they are.
Sad writes notes to herself
 there is someone living in your apartment someone drank your last Gatorade someone has hidden your salt 
Sad posts daily to a twitter account
that has no followers.
Sad tries to kill herself
but has a panic attack
when prompted to buy cookies
from a prepubescent girl scout
in the vestibule of Ace Hardware.
Sad loves fictitious television characters
in a very real way.
Sad is a hypothetical passionate lover.
A cute boy lives in the apartment next to Sad.
He is 24 and from Delaware.
She knows this because he introduced himself like,
“Hi, I’m John. I’m from Delaware.”
And Sad responded with a squeak like,
“keeeeeeeeeeeeee.”
Sad wants to rub John’s nipples with Burt’s Bees lip balm.
Sad wishes she was from Delaware.
It is time to leave.
Sad tries to open the door.
The door is locked from the outside.
Sad spends the rest of the day crying at things to signify dispassion
a toothbrush a lightbulb a fucking chair. 
This is despair.
Sad eats breakfast in her apartment.
Sad eats lunch in her apartment.
Sad skips dinner.
Sad goes to sleep.
She wakes up.
She sleeps.
It goes again.
Sad has a dream where she is digging.
Like all dreams she doesn’t think why.
Sad is digging in dirt with a big shovel.
The shovel is too big.
She digs with her hands instead.
Cupping dirt like handfuls of babies.
Sad does this for a long time and goes very far down.
She goes so far down that she starts going up.
Sad is now at the top
Sad pops her head out of the ground.
It is sunny and there are pretty flowers.
Sad smiles at the pretty flowers.
Sad vomits all over the pretty flowers.
hello
I am in here.
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2013.09.02 23:18 tabledresser [Table] IamA 24 year veteran firefighter in Southern California AMA!

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I know this IAmA has closed shop but I guess the question - would you let your daughter become a firefighter? Would be interesting and honest answer appreciated. Absolutely, if that's is what she wants I would support her. She just needs to stay physically fit, and I would explain to her how difficult it would be. As long as she can throw ladders and climb hills, she'd stand a good chance. It runs in the family. :)
Are you ever discouraged by seeing preventable disasters? Like people leaving the oven on or falling asleep smoking? What would you recommend an every day person always watch out for, or be wary of to remain safe? Yes it is, a lot of it is common sense. If people were to think through their decisions and consider potential hazards, a lot of preventable disasters would be just that, preventable. Some things are just unavoidable, the busy lives, or the weather for example are not always foreseeable. On the terms of keeping safe. The biggest one I see is leaving food on the stove and walking away from it, forgetting to change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, overloading your circuits, and having burning candles unattended are some of the biggest hazards any firefighter will come across. On the terms of auto accidents, texting and driving has been horrific.
Whats the strangest thing that you have had to do that has involved a bathroom? Deliver a baby.
STORYTIME. We responded on a woman in labor, entered the house and made our first left, walked into the bathroom and there she was in imminent labor, facing the door. My engineer was so shocked he walked out. Within 5 minutes the baby was delivered, and perfectly healthy. My engineer made sure the engine didn't go anywhere. :P.
What's the closest call with death you've had? In the summer of 2000 I went on a fast moving wildland fire, and while attempting to set a backfire operation we had a wind change thus creating a fire tornado. Myself and two other units had to seek shelter behind the engines and had to constantly spray water above ourselves and the engines to keep the heat and fire off of us. I came out unharmed with the exception of a 2nd degree burn on my nose. The engines suffered blistered paint and melted lightbars.
Did your moustache burn off? Has it burned off at any given time off your service while you had it? No, maybe some singed hair but that's about it.
Is it similar to a Sharknado? Probably, without the teeth.
Do your shifts or stress of the job affect your life at home? Absolutely, my wife and daughter are one of my biggest sounding boards, some days it take some time to decompress the things I have experienced. Its hard not to bring work home. FD and PD is truly a lifestyle, it's constantly 24/7 for most.
Have you ever had to burst out of a lake throwing an axe to kill a criminal who started the forest fire to cover up their escape from prison? Lol, unfortunately no, not yet. I will happily let you know when this happens! I do carry a scabbard so I am constantly prepared! Good one!
What do you use the scabbard for typically? Cutting seatbelts? Forcible entry, and ventilation. I think I would take someone's arm off if that happened.
20 yo student here, was this your life dream or just something you decided to do? and have you ever had any toughs about what you would have done if not this? It was my life dream, I have never thought about doing anything else but if I had to say I would have been a surf instructor.
Thoughts on wildlands firefighters? I've always thought it would be a unique experience over the summer. Most definetely! My first three years were with the Forest Service in San Bernardino...Fought alot of fire, learned alot and saw alot of the western U.S. including Yellowstone in 1988. I would highly recommend "bleedin' Green for a while.
That sounds incredible. What age did you start at if you don't mind me asking? I'll be entering college in a year and I figured it might be a productive way to spend my summers. And there's always the positive of being outdoors/seeing interesting things. I was a late bloomer, I was 24 when I started. If you can work it around college, absolutely. Something to keep in mind is the service hires in May, and you may work well into the first snow.
Top five movies?? Saving Private Ryan, Backdraft, Chasing Mavericks, Band of Brothers, and a movie called 'Always'
Is backdraft at all accurate in its representation of firefighting? Its one of my favourite movies too! Yes its big Hollywood, but the flash over situations are very real. It is essential to read smoke. They used actual firefighters for consulting advice.
What would you say has been the riskiest situation you've ever been in? (also where in North County, just curious. Oceanside here :) When the picture of me was posted, my daughter thought it was a recent shot, it was actually a picture of me from a 2007 Santa Ana driven wildfire, threatening San Clemente, and I had been up for a little more than 72 hours. (The only reason she mentions 80+ hours is because of the original caption of the photo. I was on the silver fire, on a type 3 engine and strike team, and we were there for four days.) Leading up to that, the 2007 fire was the riskiest situation I had ever been in because of the decisions I had to make as an engineer in charge of a critical division, because most of our resources were on other fires. The northern edge of the fire became very active,and a backfire was set and if it had been done incorrectly, Southern San Clemente homes would have been threatened. It was a last ditch effort to stop the northern spread.
How do you view the integration of EMS into the fire service? Good or bad and why? In my opinion it is good thing because a majority of our calls are medical based. It keeps a uniformity and professionalism within one entity in the fire department. It is easier to control and not a money maker.
What's your call volume like, EMS versus fire? Lotta places it's upwards of 90-95% EMS anymore. We are at 87% EMS.
Do you do your own transport at your department or contract? Opinions on either option? We do our own transports, but utilize air ambulances and private ambulances for special events. In my opinion the combo of both works well. Its always an advantage to keep it in house, if you are a big enough department.
Hi Stachetober! First, do you and your crew participate in Movember? That stache gives you a huge head start... Also, what's something people SHOULD call the FD about, but don't? And do you get annoyed if you go to a call and it turns out to be a false alarm, either medical or fire? To answer your first question, Stachtober and Movember is another reason to grow the stache longer, it also helps support the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. People should be calling for oven fires but often don't. Yes, sometimes I do get annoyed because it may take us away from our area where someone actually needs help.
Thank you for your service. what steps would you suggest taking or are necessary for someone who would like to enter this line of work? Have a passion for it, first off. You need to work on your EMT/PM and fire academy and fire science degrees. Remember you are going up against a lot of other potential firefighters. You must do whatever you can to have the advantage.
Have you seen anyone get hired after being let go from another department? I got hired last year to one and things didn't work out; I got let go for what one of my academy mates referred to as 'complete bullshit, you should a lawyer and sue this department if that's why they let you go'. I've started testing again and have never list my drive and love, I'm just nervous about how to approach this issue if I ever get to the background investigation. I learned a lot about myself and while I emphatically disagree with my former department's decision, I think I'm better off somewhere else. Any advice on how to approach this? Yes I have heard of other people getting hired after being let go from another department. I am not a fan of suing, in my opinion, be honest and the backgrounds won't matter.
Would you say your job is more rewarding or terrifying? Rewarding, because a majority of calls that we run are routine calls and usually have a positive outcome. The extreme calls are not consistent.
Have you ever seen a ghost? Yes, there was once I felt my cat on the bed and he wasn't there.
, thank you for your service. My question is, Las Vegas had a problem last year with firefighters abusing the overtime system by using sick days as de facto vacation days and scheduling these days ahead of time with their friends, so their friends would then be called in on days off for overtime when they called in sick. It cost the taxpayers of the city millions of dollars. The firefighters' defense was basically, "We have always done it this way." Have you seen anything like this where you are? If so, what is being done to stop bad apples like these from defrauding taxpayers in your area? I have read about it, but its not an issue in SoCal to my knowledge. Unfortunately a few bad apples can create a costly mistake.
Son of a NorCal Firefighter here. My dad just got back from the rim fire (strike team). Did you go? He said there were about 100 engines in a pretty small town. Also, fire fighting is something that i can see myself doing when it is career time. Im planning on getting my firefighter 1, my EMT, and maybe even an AA in fire science (all things my father has recommended). Anything else specific that you think it would be good for a prospective fire fighter to do proactively to get in the good graces of the right people? Edit: i so bad grammar. No I wasn't at the rim fire, my engine company went to silver fire, thus taking us out of the rotation. Your father has it covered pretty well. I would highly recommend the AA in fire science. I also will tell you to do ride-alongs, get your face seen out there.
What's the sadest thing you had to witness? Child fatalities, or trauma in infants and children is always the most heart wrenching situations I have dealt with. I think most firemen feel that way
I'm going for my EMT cert and that is my biggest fear. I've been around death in Iraq and lost Marines but child fatalities, that scares the shit out of me. How do you cope with something like that? You just do, no matter how much it bothers you can't show it on scene. Having someone you can debrief with afterwards really helps. Its completely normal to feel that way.
I used to work as a reporter for a small paper up north and frequently had to cover fires. I always felt invasive and annoying when I approached the firemen, even if (especially if!) they were trying to rest. (This is one of the many reasons I'm no longer a reporter.) Anyway, do you have an ideal behavior you'd like to see from the media when it comes to getting information about a fire? First thing to understand is firemen in general avoid media, so they don't have to owe other stations ice cream when seen on T.V. or quoted in the paper. Nothing personal! Media needs to understand that there is a good and a bad time to approach to ask questions. It is preferred to ask permission and if it is a good time to question. Most departments will have a designated P.I.O, that would be the official way.
How do you determine how much water you pump up on top of a roof before it will collapse? There are formula's that firemen can use on scene during a working fire and/or pre-fire plans to calculate roughly how many gallons of water are safe to pump onto the roof in question. Building types also play a big part in that as well.
Oh well. there goes my dream of being a firefighter. thanks a lot algebra. I know what you mean, but don't give up! I struggle with Algebra too, you will be fine!
What's your position? If you are a Captain/Chief, do you miss working on the line? If you aren't, do you regret not moving up? Is it ever looked down (like it can be in the military) if you have 20+ years in an stayed an AO or Engineer? How do you evaluate/mentor probies? I have a friend with LAFD and hearing about his first year experiences with certain stations was interesting. What's the dumbest thing you've seen a new guy do? What's the dumbest thing you've seen a veteran do? On the other hand, what's the smartest/luckiest thing you've seen a fellow FF do on a call? Have you ever considered going to a small town dept? Why or why not? Okay here it is. Ready, speed answers: Go! I am a Fire Capt. still get to work on the line though! No it's not looked down upon. As for monitoring, you have to be careful, we put our probies on a first year task book. I had a new guy who donned his BA before we even got to the scene. I had a veteran, who approached a suspicious package in a vehicle. (It was a bomb scare.) He picked the container up and held it up to the sun to look at what was inside. The smartest thing I think I have seen was when an out of control car careened into our engine, my engineer saw it at the last minute and managed to jump into the engine to avoid getting hit. I am only considering that for after I retire, because I want to pass down my knowledge and experience to volunteers.
Thanks for doing this ama! i just have some general questions. Where did you do your academy at? What type of apparatus do you work on? Do you have a pm cert? Ricky rescue. what do you think of him? Is it true that police officers are just probies who failed out because they were too scared to climb the aerial? I did the academy at Long Beach. I work on Type 1 pumpers, Type 3 brushies, Type 6 patrols. Nope, I am old school. When I first got in, it wasn't really offered and was considered rare. On the terms of Ricky Rescue's, just stay of my way. That's pretty awesome, but I will say an ongoing joke is that some PD have always wanted to be firefighters.
What's the best part of being a firefighter? I could say the generic answer, and say that I just love helping people, but I really love the uncertainty of the daily job. My days are never the same, I have a wide variety of calls that I respond to. We are responding to someone's worst day in hopes of making it better.
I am a firefighter. I can't grow a stache, does that mean I will never get promoted? Absolutely you're so done. Haha, just kidding. Gorilla Glue works great! Keep shaving, the more you shave it the better it grows in.
Are 'Staches required? ive seen a trend. Yes, they magically appear after your rookie year. Just kidding, just a part of our persona.
How was your financial situation for the first few years as a firefighter? From what I hear, fire fighters don't get paid much at all. And how is your financial situation now? Never struggled, SoCal firefighters are paid quite well entry level, and we are still doing okay.
What has been the most rewarding and terrifying thing you have had to do during your sevice? I do fire prevention lessons at elementary and middle schools as well with girl and boy scouts, I am also a member of my department honor guard. I recently represented my fire department at the Yarnell 19 memorial and funerals that followed. On the terms of terrifying, working the freeways has always been iffy for me.
When you're the ridealong, do you prefer we bring donuts or bagels? I'm already making the coffee, haha. Dunkin Donuts, or Oreos!
Hmmm...is it common for cops to do rides with you guys? I work in SoCal and I should do that sometime. See the same calls from the other side. PM me and we can talk more!
I have a friend who is also a firefighter. His biggest concern in his area is booby trapped methlabs. Is this an issue where you work? No, luckily it isn't. Our first in area is pretty safe in regard to that. Our automatic/mutual aid area with the surrounding area has potential.
Why are your organizations run paramilitary style? Good question, anywhere from rank and structure to running calls AKA multiple alarms. We utilize a military type style to keep thing organized, in regards to the rank and position it promotes pride, comraderie, tradition and professionalism. It provides that connection of brotherhood.
What is the most common overlooked thing I can do to keep my family from being barbeque? Food left on the stove and always multiple functioning smoke detectors. Also, have a practiced escape plan.
Are you currently at the rim fire? If so what is your title? Management? Can you give us an update on the status of this fire in more depth than the national sit? Not at the Rim fire. Went to the Silver fire so at the bottom for rotation. I'm a Fire Captain. We crossman an Engine, Brushie and patrol. As of this a.m., Rim fire is 40% contained. released a number of Type 1 (pumpers) over the past few days. Most of the IA units and strike teams from the first few days are timing out and will need replacement.
Would you recommend any academies or schools in particular? I am an almost 18 year old High School senior living in Chicago looking to be a firefighteparamedic, and am trying to get into Fox Valley Technical College in particular. I wish I could help, but I am not familiar with the Chicago area. The best thing I could tell you is to go to your local fire department during business hours and asking them the same question. Don't forget to bring cookies or ice cream! :P Don't give up! I can tell you this dream is definitely worth pursuing.
How does one get hired? Know someone who has his EMT license and is working on his paramedic license and wants to get on with a FD in San Diego. Well he has a good start already. He needs to complete his medic and try to get sponsored at an Academy, either at Palomar, Miramar, or Rio hondo. With a medic and academy behind him, he should look good to any SoCal dept.
Do you ever joy-ride with the fire-truck if you're just driving it around? Even though I don't know where California is, thanks for your services! :-) I am fire captain now, I haven't driven the truck in a few years, but when we did just "joyride" around the truck, it was always with family or kids, often during a holiday or event. In today's world unfortunately you won't see it too often because of liability issues and lawsuit-happy people.
I'm buddies with my local fire station crew, because I always bring them home made chocolate chip cookies around Christmas, and as a "reward" they take me on a ride, luckily the highest man there is nice, so he turns on the lights. Firefighters are awesome! :-) Sounds like you have some great friends. Love the chocolate chip cookies!
With 24 fire seasons under you belt, have you seen anything in the changes of weather that lead you to believe climate change is a very real condition? Hotter, drier, longer summers? Or is this something that you have not noticed, or is there no evidence in your field to suggest this? Weather occurs in cycles/patterns. We are in the middle of a dry pattern with the possibility of one of the worst years in 100 years. I'm not a fan of global warming, I think there is still a normalcy to the fire seasons.
Question: Dodgers or Angels? Neither! Boston Red Sox! But if I had to choose it would be Angels.
I'd really like to be a firefighter myself. Once a vacancy comes up on the island where I live, I'm going to give it a shot. What would you say the best skills are to have when going into a job like that? What does your mentality need to be like? Strong physical and mental strength along with a Passion for being a public servant. EMT/Medic is a great background to carry and maybe even some water rescue skills for your area of interest. Bottomline, you've got to be willing to put your life on the line for a complete stranger...Go for it!
As a 19 year old who just got out of highschool and hasn't thought about college yet. I really want to do what you're doing, I'm a very shy person and jobs requiring people skills are out of the question for me. But I want to help the community any way i can, i'm in excellent shape physically, lifting for 4 years and kickboxing for 2, I know i have the physical aspects covered, it's the education side of things i'm worried about. Where should i go from here? You can work on your people skills. Don't let that stop you.. I was shy too, its just something that you start to overcome with the job/lifestyle. Go for it! Don't give up.
How would you say is the best way to get into firefighting? I have answered this question, just take a peek at my previous replies.
What's the most "in trouble" you've ever felt on the job? Maybe you left a critical piece of equipment outside, or a roof came down you unexpectedly, or you got disoriented, or you had trouble finding an exit before the room you were in flashed over... Once I got the engine stuck in some sand during an active wildland fire...captain was not happy.
Thanks for this AMA, interesting read! I'm a full time Swedish firefighter with a habit of travelling and working abroad (for UN, not as a firefighter). Would it in your opinion be possible to arrange an exchange between a Swedish firehouse and an American ditto? Do you see any possibilities for a foreign firefighter to work in your country, and if so, what steps do you think would be needed to do this? I honestly have never heard of such a program, amongst firemen it's a great idea. I can tell you on the U.S federal side, we can transfer worldwide. If you qualify at the U.S level, AKA a certain department, it could happen. I have pretty limited knowledge on this in particular subject. I think it would be best to contact the department you would be interested in going to and see where it goes from there.
Were the Santa Ana Winds last year less powerful/consistent than usual or did it just seem that way? Do we have any way of knowing how powerful they're going to be this year? As a surfer, I love Santa Ana conditions (offshore wind) but the damage they cause really sucks. The talk among firemen is a possible El nino with moderate to strong Santa Ana's in between. Yes they were less consistent last year, but this year it is still up in the air, we haven't heard much.
If you're still taking questions.. what is the age cutoff for becoming a firefighter? Are there any not--so-obvious physical requirements? Typically it's 39, although I've had friends in their mid and late 40's move on to some big city departments.
Alot of common sense and good coordination.
Thank you for your service! Im only a 20 year old college student right now but its my dream to become a firefighter when im 25 after traveling the world with my sister i honestly dont think i can spend this life better than helping extend the life of others. Any advice i should know before hand to help me before becoming a firefighter or advice for my rookie year? I've talked a lot about what can help with the hiring process. You are on the right track, attitude is first step. In regards to your rookie year, don't brag, be humble, learn to do your job better than your mentor, always answer phones, make coffee, be the first to the truck, and always keep a smile on your face. You don't have to respect the person, but respect the badge.
How has the enviable 'man in uniform' syndrome been an advantage/disadvantage to you? Any interesting stories that can be shared? I know this "man in uniform" syndrome exists, good and bad...but have no interesting stories.
Favorite current playing Bruin? All time favorite? Favorite current is Adam McQuaid.. All Time is Bobby Orr (#4)..
Does your station have the sliding pole? Or a mascot? Two story firehouse...Pole was removed years ago, stairs only. Bummer!! No Mascot... just a ceramic Burro.
I was always curious what happens to the people who start these huge fire accidentally. The Zaca Fire was sparks from some worker's saw, one in San Diego I remember was a guy who was lost or something and starting a signal fire. Granted, it may be caused by carelessness but they clearly didn't mean it and after learning a little about wildfires and their cyclic nature, it was probably bound to get started by some accident anyways. What exactly happens to people like that? How do you guys feel about those people -- I mean is there much animosity or do you feel like they were just unlucky and started a fire that was bound to happen sooner or later anyways? I feel like they are just unlucky for sure, they end up paying the amount the fire costed.
Do you have any thoughts on "The Station" nightclub fire? A fan of Great White...Raw video is horrific. First-in Engine companies had their hands full. protecting means of egress was an immediate need...life safety. Crowd control was a necessity but not by FD. Using pyrotechnics in a small venue was a bad decision. Unfortunately, even the first and second alarm assinments were overwhelmed...I think FD did their best for what they were faced with.
What're your thoughts on the Yosemite fire? Not too surprised. The point of origin, kind of lined up with the wind for the first four or five days. It is really difficult when we have a drought situation happening. I am all for cleansing, but this fire has burned so hot because of the fuel load and time of day.
What are some of the more ridiculous things people have called 911 over that you had to roll to? A guy crashed his convertible while pleasuring himself with sex toys. His trunk was completely full of sex toys. We have even gotten calls for people not being able to find their keys or people being super lonely and they just wanted to talk to firefighters
I may be moving to Santa Barbra soon, should I go for a place out of the mountains to keep safe of forest fires? (we don't have that stuff at all around here) If you are in Santa Barbara go for the beach or the flats, great views but taking a chance with sun-downer winds.
Great AMA, thanks for responding to so many people. How do you think this season is going to go? Seems like we had another dry winter. This season has potential to be the worst we have seen in many years. I need to stress the word 'potential'
Why do so many firefighters like to take a bunch of christmas trees to the desert and burn them ritualistically? Cause it's FIRE.
Hey I recently joined the volunteer firefighter department, and will be taking a paid firefighter exam soon, i have a few questions. I have 20/20 vision with contacts and glasses, but without my vision is not great, would I be able to pass the physical? What is the physical exam like? The physical exam varies from state to state, agility is tough no matter where you go. Your eye sight shouldn't be an issue as long as you have contacts or glasses.
Favorite SD beer? I don't really have a local favorite, but Sam Adams porch rocker is the best!
Two years ago in my home state of Colorado we experienced rampant forest fires that burned much of the state. A lot of firefighters from elsewhere came to Colorado to help with the struggle. Were you one of the out of state firefighters that came? If so, what was the experience like? No I was not in CO. I have been in other states, I've been to many other western states. It is always an incredible experience.
Do you know Rick Lambert? I do not know a Rick Lambert. What department?
Serious question: what is the point of fighting fires? The natives didn't have a forest service and nature ran its course. For thousands of years nobody put out fires. Why now? Because of Urban Interface.
What's with some firefighters being obsessed with the glory associated with the position? It exists, not for everyone. For some guys it really gives them an ego boost, I am not a fan I would rather remain humble. I am here to be a public servant and live out the lifestyle. In the firehouse, they are not looked up upon or respected.
When I lived in Tucson, Az (shit hole by the way) there was a firefighter that lived down the street from me. He worked in the city of San Francisco and would make the commute every few days to work and then back home to Tucson. I always wondered if that was something that happened a lot because California being so expensive. Do you know of anyone who does this, not to Tucson by chance but any other city out of California? Don't think it happens alot...had a friend that would fly his plane with two others from Oceanside to SF...Probably knew each other...
Hello I want to thank you for your service first of all. I just wanted to know if you ever watched the show Rescue Me and if you did, what you thought about it? Thanks...Enjoyed it. very hollywood at times but appreciate the back east attitude in regards to tradition and brotherhood.
Thank you so much your service to our city and keeping us safe! You're an inspiration to many of us including my brother-in-law who is working hard to become a firefighter himself. I'm sure he has a lot of ?s for you but he's a work right now (paramedic). Would be alright if he sent you a message after work? Absolutely!
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