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I've Never Been More Proud...

 
 
Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 01:56 pm
MSNBC is running a news item on rotation about a fight that broke out in a high school and possible action against the security response.

That's my alma mater!

I don't think Hickman has ever made national news before. I'm so proud! GO KEWPIES!

Have you ever had a similar "proud" moment?
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:00 pm
@squinney,
I remember when HBO ran the documentary special about Lowell Massachusetts, my birthplace, as the crack cocaine capital in the country.
A similarly proud moment.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:23 pm
The closest thing I have to a home town is Santa Fe New Mexico. My proud moment came when a mayoral candidate claimed to be channeling the spirit of a dead artist and got votes.
eoe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:42 pm
My old high school was mentioned on the Oprah show as having some of the lowest test scores in Chicago.
Oh yes. I was ex-treeeeeemly proud.
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:43 pm
@squinney,
squinney wrote:

MSNBC is running a news item on rotation about a fight that broke out in a high school and possible action against the security response.

That's my alma mater!

I don't think Hickman has ever made national news before. I'm so proud! GO KEWPIES!

Have you ever had a similar "proud" moment?



One of Obama's earmarks went to a friend of mine in Chicago.
Miller
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:44 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Bi-Polar Bear wrote:

I remember when HBO ran the documentary special about Lowell Massachusetts, my birthplace, as the crack cocaine capital in the country.
A similarly proud moment.


Amy would be very proud.
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:55 pm
@Foxfyre,
How proud that would make me might depend on which artist he was claiming to channel.

Warhol? Okay. I'll buy that possibility. But if he was saying Disney I'd have to believe he's goofy.
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 02:56 pm
@Miller,
Miller wrote:


One of Obama's earmarks went to a friend of mine in Chicago.


Projector, by chance?
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 03:06 pm
@squinney,
Any time I hear something about Rio Rancho , or Albuquerque for that matter.. in Austin, Im instantly proud and ready to tell anyone that is where I am from.

My school, Cibola high.. ppbbtthh.. It will never make the news.

Well... ehhhhhhh.. Nope. never
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 08:39 pm
@squinney,
A while back the leader of the opposition in Australia was Mark Latham, who went to my school and was a year above me. A number of things made me immensely proud of him and his 'Green Valley' (a working class suburb very close to where I grew up) ways.

One night, a little drunk, a cab driver tried to rip him off so Mark crash tackled him (he was a member of Parliament at the time, but also he'd been school captain and ipso facto, captain of the school rugby team).

He referred to the then government (in reference to their support of the Bush invasion of Iraq) as a 'conga line of suckholes'

His description of Prime Minister John Howard's trip to the United States.:
"Howard is an arse-licker. He went over there, kissed some bums, and got patted on the head."

And describing Janet Albrechtsen, a right wing journalist on the Murdoch payroll who was a political appointment to the board of the national broadcaster:
""A skanky ho who will die in a ditch to defend the Liberal Party"

You can take the boy out of the western suburbs....
squinney
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 09:28 pm
@hingehead,
Smile

If I'm ever in australia I'd like to buy that fella a drink.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 09:42 pm
@squinney,
My home town became nationally famous for a few days years ago when known crank-fiend-about-town* Ellie Nesler marched into the courthouse and shot the man accused of molesting her son 5 times. Not that I blame her, entirely.

I knew that she went back into prison a few years later for cooking meth. I was not aware until now that her son grew up to beat his neighbor to death.

Happy family, happy town. I miss the Sierra Nevadas, but not the town of Sonora...

* Sonora, CA, at that time, was full of crank fiends. To be generally recognized as such was a testament to a very heavy and very public habit even before the shooting.
eoe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 10:03 pm
@patiodog,
patiodog wrote:

My home town became nationally famous for a few days years ago when known crank-fiend-about-town* Ellie Nesler marched into the courthouse and shot the man accused of molesting her son 5 times. Not that I blame her, entirely.


I remember when this happened. I didn't blame her either.
But the crank part...don't remember that.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 04:24 am
I lived in the Upper Merion area in PA but we moved before I started High School. If we'd stayed, though, I coulda been in Upper Merion High School when Susan Reinert and her kids were murdered, allegedly by the school's principal. Oy.
squinney
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 04:52 am
@jespah,
That's freaky, Jes.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 05:56 am
@eoe,
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Re: patiodog (Post 3444179)
patiodog wrote:

My home town became nationally famous for a few days years ago when known crank-fiend-about-town* Ellie Nesler marched into the courthouse and shot the man accused of molesting her son 5 times. Not that I blame her, entirely.


I remember when this happened. I didn't blame her either.
But the crank part...don't remember that.


The media didn't play up that angle. Didn't make for a nice tidy story. "Drug addict shoots accused child molester (who she let have access to her son for several years, during which she was high and may have been turning tricks)" just doesn't have the same vigilante ring to it.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 07:17 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Just for hoots, I ran a google search for my home town and documentary and the first item was:

A&E documentary focuses on addiction in Brockton area - so I guess my good old home town is up there with yours.

And here I thought I might see something regarding the city's shoe history or boxing.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 09:12 am
Berkeley, California is famous because I was born there.

BBB Wink
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Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 09:24 am
My hometown of Carter Lake, IA has about 3300 people in it. Once some kids from there were on one of the talk shows (Maury Povich, maybe. I know it wasn't Jerry Springer) Because the girl slept with like 3 or 4 guys in one night, and wanted to know who the father was. About par for Carter Lake.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 20 Oct, 2008 09:25 am
all my summers and then my high school years were spent in Lynchburg, Va. I was born in Mass but did not stay there long. Jerry Falwell was from Lynchburg. Need I say more.
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