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Ok @ bobcat, come out, come out wherever you are! We need some FRESH jokes now! Lmao
Lol @ dazzle,Coney Island dont smell so great neither! And you gotta step over ppl sleeping on the sidewalks with flies buzzing all over em!
You're very welcome dear bobcat! Lol
@chrissy, Coney Island is a pit. No thanks to that.
Lol you guys are sure gettin alotta mileage outta this! Lol. And yea @ dazzle, coney island is the only place in New York i wouldnt care to ever visit again. Well with the exception of the Sewage Plant of course!
Chrissy, why would you go visit a sewage treatment plant, unless you were forced to by a school field trip? (Yep. Our school was pretty lame in the field trip area.)
@banasy- must have been for those budding sewer workers?lol
Eye Roll at you @cnn, deleting a harmless post.
And yet they keep the posts of the troll up and the rants of hamsta!
AAARRRRRGGGGHHHH (that's a cry of frustration)
Why won't you let me post CNN ?
They are enamoured of your wonderful hat, my dear bobcat. Green with envy and jealousy. Until you remove it and give it to them, they will continue deleting your posts. It happens all the time with imaginary hats, I'm afraid. Sorry.
But the thing is my dear Basil, the hat is real.
Is it? Are you sure? How shocking. So then you are a real bobcat as well? Even more shocking! You should notify CNN. That sort of thing is right up their alley, so to speak. You could do very well indeed. An internet-using bobcat is surely bigger news than anything being put out today. A thousand questions come to mind, but I won't trouble you with them here.
I'll leave that sort of thing to the CNN crew, who will undoubtedly refuse to cooperate until you give them your hat.
Me thinks I have detect a hint of jealousy in thy voice oh mighty Basil. (the mighty basil who I am oh so certain is a genuine article)
Dost thou wisheth so badly to be me ?
As I have been trying to say for the past ten minutes, I have no wish to be a bobcat with or without a hat. The cost of litter would ruin me utterly. They let me post this after I threw them a hat, so you might consider the possibility that I am actually correct about the hat thing. Maybe you should try it next time. What could it hurt? They appear to be willing to accept digital and imaginary hats. Why not give them one? You have plenty, do you not?
Yes Basil, I am a cat of many hats. And when it suits the purpose, I actually take off my hat. But I do that for one and only one reason.
Like a cowboy? How droll.
How droll ? Your mind is in the wrong place. I meant to take a shower.
Lol @ banasy, THATS the quirky part. They say its by "overwhelming demand." I think they are lying!
'Overwhelming demand'. Lol.
What a romantic date. Not.
The love tunnel.
@banasy – 1st and last date.
Still blocked, this sux.
That or....the mayor wants everyone to know what those 32 oz sodas turn into?
Oh and of course even ONE demand would be overwhelming in my mind! Lol
The mayor is so contrary, he would just Pooh, pooh, the idea. lol
At the end of the tour you're taken to the commisary and treated to a poo-poo plater. The hawaiians love it.
Lol @ Scottish Mama, that was awesome! I guess so far this has been my favorite topic of the day!
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