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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:37 PM
Number of posts: 5,994

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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Some day you'll understand...

A really good friend of mine called me a few hours ago and told me of his terminal cancer diagnosis. He's 60 years old, has three kids, and he's one of the nicest, most decent guys I've ever known -- he'd literally give you the shirt off his back. He also told me that he's credited our conversations with his voting for Obama, Gore, and Clinton, despite his growing up in an extremely conservative household.

He's a self-described Jesus freak, and I sincerely hope his faith helps him through this awful time.

My world is shrinking and I'm finding it difficult to process. Aww Hell, this isn't about me; it's about Dave and his family...


15+ Cats Who Just Realized You Took Them To The Vet

Encountering the old rectal thermometer:

More at the link

A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson, Robert Redford, Nick Nolte)

I tried to revive my old thread on this but I can't do that, apparently (too old?)

It'll be opening here tomorrow (it's listed as 'Labor Day Weekend'). Rotten Tomatoes is ambivalent at present, but the trailer makes me want to go see it anyway although we'll probably wait a few days. Did anybody here see it yet?

Here's a documentary about Bill Bryson's early life in Des Moines, IA, made when Thunderbolt Kid came out, presumably:

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