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Dogen



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, blackberries are a noxious, invasive weed everywhere they grow. They're all over here, and once they get on to your property they never, ever, ever die. You have to get the roots out, like dandelions, or they come back forever.
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Atrophy Annie



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
or else they eat inattentive children.


Wouldn't that actually be a benefit?
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DeD CHiKn



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Blackberries are literally a noxious weed 'round these parts. They have to be culled and trimmed aggressively at the local park or else they eat inattentive children.


We had blackberries growing behind my shed as a child. We also had poison ivy growing behind our shed. they were growing together forming some sort of itchy death berry.
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mouse



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atrophy Annie wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
or else they eat inattentive children.


Wouldn't that actually be a benefit?


that was kinda my thought. i mean, they aren't just removing them - they are turning them into delicious berries!
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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Atrophy Annie wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
or else they eat inattentive children.


Wouldn't that actually be a benefit?


that was kinda my thought. i mean, they aren't just removing them - they are turning them into delicious berries!

This might be an issue to take up with our resident policy wonka.
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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Meddler wrote:
I acquired a blackberry sapling and put into a huge pot


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http://www.sinfest.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=384721&highlight=#384721

Also: shoot, not sapling. If you've got some blackberries that will grow into trees I'm getting the fuck off this planet right now.
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These people trying to cultivate blackberries fucking horrify me.


Its like the goddamn wayland corporation, people just never fucking learn.
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Samsally



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make sure to eat every blackberry I can just to make sure they can't be planted, okay?
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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skynet vs blackberries

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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackberries would win.
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, just replace that little larval alien from the movies with a blackberry bush and realize that its how humanity WILL meet its end.
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jwing



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was in high school, my friend got me to read a couple of books by Tim (tom?) Robbins (I'm too lazy to research), the titles of which I forget. (Jitterbug Perfume? I think was one of them. Mr Robbins wrote "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" but I only read two of his books and that wasn't one of them)

Anyway, the point is, in this book, he either had this incredibly amazing plan happen or one of his characters had this plan to build skybridges between all the buildings in downtown Seattle and let the blackberries grow unfettered up the buildings. The air would be cooler, the pollution non-existant and you'd have fresh blackberries to feed the population.

No point. This page's conversation about blackberries brought this nearly-thirty year old memory out of the archives and I thought I'd share. You're welcome.

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My pleasures:

Today is anarchy day at stately Wing manor, which means we're all just doing whatever we want to do. No arguing about chores or wheedling to go to the store or nothing.

Also, because today is Mother's Day, I don't have to cook. GeekBoy made us breakfast (using fresh eggs one of my students gave me, a pleasure in itself), lunch was leftovers from their dinner last night (I went to hafla, another great pleasure), wing2 is making dinner and wing1 is making cookies for dessert.

And I've got 40 drawings done of the 60 I decided I need for my project. I think I'm going to make my self-imposed deadline. (:
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Halen



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my dad to see Gary's pub today - it was nice! He looks really well on it.

Sadly, the barmaid he's been going on about turned out to be a teenage boy who frankly didn't look legal. Shame on you Gary.
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Dennis J. Squidbunny



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you sure it wasn't a woman with a whispy moustache?
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vikkat



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let's not exaggerate. the poor boy had to be legal to work there.
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