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I got a puncture last week in Australia, my advise is to
be very careful here people, it's a dangerous place, keep your wits about you always, maybe you shouldn't come here altogether, You might get a puncture too. FFS.
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Mark, I'm intrigued.....what's the drunk guy thread....???
Well.....an un-named-yet-instantly-recognizable poster here once wrote of entering a village at excessive speed and almost running down a drunk man in the roadway. This post was understood by many, including myself, to take a bragging tone about acting irresponsibly and disrespectfully far from home.

My point being that memories are long, often enough. I'm just glad Al Gore didn't think to invent the internet when I was young and prone to bragging of my own irresponsible behaviors, disrespectful attitudes and vacuous ideation.

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Wake up and smell the coffee brother - it was your "girl friend". You seem painfully naive - but it's not your fault your from Des Moines.
Don't judge all the people of Des Moines by this chap, that is where Bill Bryson comes from, one of my favourite travel writers.
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This is an old post 2008 from a hubb advertiser he was young and inexperienced when he posted this. At the time he lost for him at the time a lot of money and posted in the heat of the moment.

Can we cut him a little slack?
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