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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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Finish him!
About ten years ago I entered a competition in the official Nintendo magazine to win a Mortal Kombat II arcade machine, full sized and everything. The task was to create a new kind of finishing move a la 'fatality' (mine included the 'diary-ality' and the 'football-in-the-face-ality' - lame, even by my standards) and to my surprise, I only bloody won! Full size arcade machine, blood and guts in my own living room, absolutely top fucking stuff.

It took about three months for the thing to arrive (in the meantime, the magazine sent me free stuff to compensate) and it was pretty damn great when it finally turned up. However, the dream turned sour: I got bored of it pretty quickly (once your mates get bored with it, you know you're onto a loser) so I decided to sell it and make good with the cash.

How much for an arcade machine? A grand? Two grand? Best offer was £150. Shit. Two pikeys from Southend arrive at my door, and in the absence of a parent at the time, managed to finagle their way to £100 instead, which I agreed to - I'd never seen that much money. Only now as a full-grown adult do I realise how much it would kickass to have an arcade cabinet in my front room.

Next day, I took £35 of it into school intending to go on a spending spree post-class, only to have some fucking pikey cunt nick it during PE.

Still, he got hooked on meths so he's probably dead now. Fatality!
(, Mon 18 Sep 2006, 1:52, Reply)

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