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Patrick
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Today, I went recycling. I loaded up all my old trash, drove off and soon enough I was chucking crap into appropriate bins.

Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw him approaching.

His hair cropped short, his eyes both weary and cold, like a man who has seen it all and lived through it to tell the tale. His clothes clean and functional - no tie, no flashy accessories, a working man's clothes. Shoes of simple, brown leather adorned his feet, his veiny hands gripping a slightly translucent trash bag. This was a large trash bag - the kind of trash bag that hold serious trash. No fuss, no frills. A working man's trash bag.

And within in, spied through the blue tinge, Pachisi. A working man's game. A robust game, clear rules, obvious goal. No victory points, no fuss, no frills. Save your men or you lose.

He was determined. He hefted the trash bag, now closer to the bin than before. It's contents shifted. What, more games?
I.Q. 2000. Obviously the game of a man who values his intellectual pursuits, who demands mental stimulation when his hard day of work is over. The game of a man who does not passively consume this night's television program. A game to be played with family, like Pachisi, to aid in the enjoyment of togetherness and the warmth of each other's company. A game for a sound mind.

What is this? Another game? Doubtlessly this trash comes from the home of a wait, is that a first edition of Loopin' Louie? Excuse me, sir, can I...

With a quiet grunt, the trash bag rolled through the air, breaching the lip of the container and trusting its fate to the compactor, becoming part of the filth that would soon be kissed by the fires of the furnace.

Today, I wept.
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Bryan Thunkd
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That's when you tell the guy "Hey, that Loopin' Louie game you just threw away is worth about $200 on ebay." Misery loves company.
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Didn't have it in me. I didn't even want the games from him, I just wanted him to not throw away something quite valuable.
 
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Phil Christiansen
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I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
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You should have tried doing a slow motion leap while yelling "Nooooooooo!"
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