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## #1 2005-11-04 07:42:14

HiImDan
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### *Groan Zone*

One day many years ago, a fisherman's wife blessed her husband with twin sons. They loved the children very much, but couldn't think of what to name their children. Finally, after several days, the fisherman said, "Let's not decide on names right now. If we wait a little while, the names will simply occur to us." After several weeks had passed, the fisherman and his wife noticed a peculiar fact. When left alone, one of
the boys would also turn towards the sea, while the other boy would face inland. It didn't matter which way the parents positioned the children, the same
child always faced the same direction. "Let's call the boys Towards and Away," suggested the fisherman. His wife agreed, and from that point on, the boys were simply known as TOWARDS and AWAY. The years passed and the lads grew tall and strong. The day came when the aging fisherman said to his sons, "Boys, it is time that learned how to make a living from the sea." They provisioned their ship, said their
goodbyes, and set sail for a three month voyage. The three months passed quickly for the fisherman's wife, yet the ship had not returned. Another three months
passed, and still no ship. Three whole years passed before the grieving woman saw a lone man walking towards her house. She recognized him as her husband. "My
goodness! What has happened to my darling boys?" she cried. The ragged fisherman began to tell his story: "We were just barely one whole day out to see when
Towards hooked into a great fish. Towards fought long and hard, but the fish was more than his equal. For a whole week they wrestled upon the waves without either of them letting up. Yet eventually the great fish started to win the battle, and Towards was pulled over the side of our ship. He was swallowed whole, and we never saw either of them again." "Oh dear, that must have been terrible! What a huge fish
that must of been! What a horrible fish. What a horrible fish." "Yes, it was, but you should have seen the one that got Away...."

## #2 2005-11-04 10:29:27

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### Re: *Groan Zone*

By the black tongue of Satan, that was terrible.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #3 2005-11-04 12:40:18

HiImDan
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### Re: *Groan Zone*

Satan stole my lunch, I'm M.A.D.D.*

*Men Against Da Devil

## #4 2005-11-04 19:50:49

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### Re: *Groan Zone*

H.E.L.L.O

Happy Enjoyment Laughter Love Optometrist

jU

## #5 2005-11-04 20:33:23

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: *Groan Zone*

W.A.W.T.I.A.?

Why are we talking in acronyms?

A.W.H.O.G.T.D.W.A.?

And what has optometrists got to do with anything?

## #6 2005-11-04 23:34:02

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### Re: *Groan Zone*

H.T.F.D.I.G.O.T.T?

Work it out yourself.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

## #7 2005-11-05 03:19:20

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### Re: *Groan Zone*

I don't like T.L.A's.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #8 2005-11-06 10:17:49

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### Re: *Groan Zone*

Zach Iworked it out