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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Cesar1810 in 250/750 XRP Giveaway Final Entries   
    https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/25038-250-xrp-giveaway-competition-potentially-750-xrp/
    Please do not post any more predictions in the above linked thread, as the entry deadline has passed.  I'm posting this as a new thread for all of you to have something easy to access and track the results as the year goes by, versus having to scroll through 9 pages and try to figure out where you stand.  Feel free to like if you wish (or not) as I did put in some time in creating this thread.  Good luck to all.  Thank you @tulo.  Let's all hope it reaches at least $2.00.
    Cesar1810: $87,987 (Winner winner chicken dinner!)
    Krypto: $1000.58900
    Shashzilla: $589.0001
    Johnsnow77: $240.00
    whitefanng: $180.855
    Loki: $78.5479
    Pieceofcandy: $50.555555
    Howaboutthemripples: $37.589
    RegalChicken: $35.888
    Talinos: $27.681
    dadofzara: $26.42
    Prometheus_Rising: $22.589
    Invincible: $21.786
    Kiwi: $21.5214
    jcdenton: $20
    JustinS: $15.89
    Liagala: $12.7814
    Sidewinder: $12.27083
    BigTasty: $12.2018
    Tradekraft: $12.1111
    Panosmek: $11.93
    SamK: $11.6537
    silly_ann: $11.25961
    GiddyUp: $10.2951048
    davygravvy77: $10.1112
    Live4xrp: $10.000000
    ImTheRippler: $9.89441
    damascus1986: $9.79
    SomeGuyXRP: $9.78
    7strings: $9.2297
    ZamaX: $8.7354
    noucktourno: $8.555
    DanB: $8.344232
    tokyocop: $8.0412523
    DjemDiamond: $7.77777
    Zerpaholic: $7.69
    RippleEvangelist: $7.5858
    n2it: $7.535353
    Annern: $7.4
    Lamberth: $7.3285
    Babelly: $7.2731
    zeinx: $7.208
    KingsAndQueens: $7.135
    XekProject: $6.94673
    zenkert: $6.94531
    fastfalcon94: $6.67438
    dvilela: $6.57
    Wizann: $6.52968
    1Ton: $6.3930
    legomaracas: $6.25
    fIik: $5.89111
    Kpuff: $5.867279
    Mr_Cambridge: $5.1229
    ukkomies: $4.72018
    HotAlternative: $4.6539
    SaladFingers: $4.55270
    Robocrab85: $4.54673
    Mr_McFearson: $4.4956
    vrippled: $4.46297
    Elitefoo: $4.25
    thetamind: $3.6383
    vyckal: $3.59111
    Magickarp: $3.499
    CalRippleken: $3.20396
    CoinTrek: $3.14159
    Flintstone: $3.12768
    microdude: $2.7632
    baberuthmoonshot: $2.56924
    Tayto: $2.5418
    ThomasTheTGV: $2.52653
    anichhangni: $2.5 (Hope you don't tie with strikerjax; you'll have to split the pot; I said be specific).
    strikerjax: $2.5
    Siniath: $2.38
    princesultan: $2.2642
    CleverGirl: $2.2050
    BroHamBone: $2.158697
    Ripple-Stiltskin: $2.1213
    BruceWhale: $2.0500
    Sarnos: $1.84653
    BarryM17: $1.54673
    jbjnr2: $1.513
    original_xrp: $1.352
    syko89: $1.28423
    TheYorkshireRippler: $1.2496
    zerpzilla: $1.24313
    @Zedy44 (previous winner): $1.06843
    Vivino: $0.9201
    kiwixrp: $0.8965
    wegfox: $0.87536
    aye-epp: $0.8277
    CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet: $0.8025
    Dario_o: $0.77777
    Chocobo: $0.76543210
    BraaiBeer: $0.7326
    Coretex: $0.66667 
    Deeznutz: $0.64181
    SGoldstein: $0.511
    zerpdigger: $0.3234
    hallwaymonitor: $0.29567
    RippleHerToShreds: $0.29508
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from hallwaymonitor in 250 XRP Giveaway Competition (Potentially 750 XRP!)   
    As promised, if there was decent participation in my first giveaway, I would do an EOY prediction competition with a bigger bounty.  It's nothing huge, but as I said last time, it's something for free so don't complain.  I will transfer payment from my spare wallet to the winner as soon as they respond to me via PM.  Please respond to me ASAP, as @Zedy44 did, otherwise you risk not being paid until the following week, as I'll be bouncing out of work early on Friday and have no intention of being anywhere near a computer over the weekend or on the holiday.
    The deadline for entry is 11:59 P.M. E.S.T. U.S. on July 31st 2018.  No entries after this date will be accepted.   Anyone not registered on this forum prior to June 19, 2018 is not eligible.  Limit - 1 entry per user.  2nd entries or edits will not be eligible for entry.  Be specific, i.e. $7.8134 vs. just saying $7.8 - this matters, as @Zedy44 can attest to.  I will take a screenshot and base the winner off the price as of exactly 11:00 A.M. E.S.T. U.S. on Friday, December 28, 2018.  As per the last competition, I will base the price from the below website.  Closest person wins.
    An added twist: My prediction is $1.54673.  If I'm closest, nobody wins the competition.
    https://www.investing.com/crypto/
    @tulo has said they'll add 500 XRP to the bounty if the final price is above $2.00 per XRP, making the total a potential 750 XRP.  Not a bad day's pay.  I can't vouch for @tulo but something tells me they're good for the 500 XRP.  Thanks @tulo.


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    BarryM17 got a reaction from hallwaymonitor in 250/750 XRP Giveaway Final Entries   
    https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/25038-250-xrp-giveaway-competition-potentially-750-xrp/
    Please do not post any more predictions in the above linked thread, as the entry deadline has passed.  I'm posting this as a new thread for all of you to have something easy to access and track the results as the year goes by, versus having to scroll through 9 pages and try to figure out where you stand.  Feel free to like if you wish (or not) as I did put in some time in creating this thread.  Good luck to all.  Thank you @tulo.  Let's all hope it reaches at least $2.00.
    Cesar1810: $87,987 (Winner winner chicken dinner!)
    Krypto: $1000.58900
    Shashzilla: $589.0001
    Johnsnow77: $240.00
    whitefanng: $180.855
    Loki: $78.5479
    Pieceofcandy: $50.555555
    Howaboutthemripples: $37.589
    RegalChicken: $35.888
    Talinos: $27.681
    dadofzara: $26.42
    Prometheus_Rising: $22.589
    Invincible: $21.786
    Kiwi: $21.5214
    jcdenton: $20
    JustinS: $15.89
    Liagala: $12.7814
    Sidewinder: $12.27083
    BigTasty: $12.2018
    Tradekraft: $12.1111
    Panosmek: $11.93
    SamK: $11.6537
    silly_ann: $11.25961
    GiddyUp: $10.2951048
    davygravvy77: $10.1112
    Live4xrp: $10.000000
    ImTheRippler: $9.89441
    damascus1986: $9.79
    SomeGuyXRP: $9.78
    7strings: $9.2297
    ZamaX: $8.7354
    noucktourno: $8.555
    DanB: $8.344232
    tokyocop: $8.0412523
    DjemDiamond: $7.77777
    Zerpaholic: $7.69
    RippleEvangelist: $7.5858
    n2it: $7.535353
    Annern: $7.4
    Lamberth: $7.3285
    Babelly: $7.2731
    zeinx: $7.208
    KingsAndQueens: $7.135
    XekProject: $6.94673
    zenkert: $6.94531
    fastfalcon94: $6.67438
    dvilela: $6.57
    Wizann: $6.52968
    1Ton: $6.3930
    legomaracas: $6.25
    fIik: $5.89111
    Kpuff: $5.867279
    Mr_Cambridge: $5.1229
    ukkomies: $4.72018
    HotAlternative: $4.6539
    SaladFingers: $4.55270
    Robocrab85: $4.54673
    Mr_McFearson: $4.4956
    vrippled: $4.46297
    Elitefoo: $4.25
    thetamind: $3.6383
    vyckal: $3.59111
    Magickarp: $3.499
    CalRippleken: $3.20396
    CoinTrek: $3.14159
    Flintstone: $3.12768
    microdude: $2.7632
    baberuthmoonshot: $2.56924
    Tayto: $2.5418
    ThomasTheTGV: $2.52653
    anichhangni: $2.5 (Hope you don't tie with strikerjax; you'll have to split the pot; I said be specific).
    strikerjax: $2.5
    Siniath: $2.38
    princesultan: $2.2642
    CleverGirl: $2.2050
    BroHamBone: $2.158697
    Ripple-Stiltskin: $2.1213
    BruceWhale: $2.0500
    Sarnos: $1.84653
    BarryM17: $1.54673
    jbjnr2: $1.513
    original_xrp: $1.352
    syko89: $1.28423
    TheYorkshireRippler: $1.2496
    zerpzilla: $1.24313
    @Zedy44 (previous winner): $1.06843
    Vivino: $0.9201
    kiwixrp: $0.8965
    wegfox: $0.87536
    aye-epp: $0.8277
    CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet: $0.8025
    Dario_o: $0.77777
    Chocobo: $0.76543210
    BraaiBeer: $0.7326
    Coretex: $0.66667 
    Deeznutz: $0.64181
    SGoldstein: $0.511
    zerpdigger: $0.3234
    hallwaymonitor: $0.29567
    RippleHerToShreds: $0.29508
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from BecomeRich in This guy say “ FODL” ......   
    It's a use case, and an excellent one.  Hence Ripple is a visionary company and is here to stay.  But FI's don't need XRP, regardless of all the reasons I've heard to the contrary on XRP Chat.
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Kpuff in Trump Impeachment???   
    OMG!  Seriously there are talks of this now because of Cohen and Manafort????  Look how well the market has been doing.  PLEASE don't tell me that it takes time for things to fall into place (which they do) and that Trump just inherited this great economy from someone whom I consider to be one of the worst Presidents ever - go ahead, bash me.
    I mean seriously, we didn't impeach Bill Clinton, but now there are talks of impeaching Trump.  I've already expressed on this forum in the past that the guy is an idiot & needs to keep his mouth shut on social media.  But clearly, having built his empire, declaring bankruptcy, now still being a billionaire, and somehow - I have no idea how (other than Killary is the devil, and you have to vote for the lesser of 2 evils) - getting himself elected as President of The United States - he's not an idiot in all areas, and clearly is good with finance.  Which as an investor I'm completely okay with.  Worries about trade wars?  F**k those other countries - no offense intended if you live there.  Dude is taking a stand, for this nation, and I applaud him - though please stop Tweeting.
    Elon, please stop Tweeting as well...PLEASE!  This is why I hate social media (except for investing in it).
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Good Lord, some day WE HAVE TO MEET IN PERSON.
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    BarryM17 reacted to Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    @BarryM17 Lager absolutely ruins me! 5 pints and I’m paralytic! But spirits, they went down like water!
    In my prime, me and my mate would buy a cheap 75cl bottle of vodka each and the supermarkets own brand of Red Bull. Up to our mates flat, drink the whole lot while playing cards, counter the alcohol with a few lines of ecstasy, then hit the town. Back to my mates flat around 3am, play cards and get stoned, then float home around 6am.
    One 3am, we get back to the flat and I’m rolling a 3 skinner and as I’m sprinkling the hash into the joint, I see little red worms wriggling around in the joint!?! I refreshed my eyesight, but nope still there! I said to the boys “there’s worms in this tobacco!” To which they laughed and WTF are you on about.
    So I carry on rolling, ignoring the worms, then light it up. As I lean back into the couch, there’s a bloody big spider, doing a bungee from the light bulb. I asked again, anyone seeing this? Everybody is laughing as I’m obviously tripping, “well f*** the lot of you, this is entertaining!” So I’m sitting there smoking away, and then there’s these little 2d cartoon sketches just walking along, one by one from one side of my peripheral right across to the other side! Everyone asking every 5 mins “what are you seeing now?” It was hysterical!
    Still to this day, not sure If it was some trippy ecstasy or if someone was kind enough to spike my drink!
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Your stories kill me.  I can't even compare.
    But one time in college I got wasted.  Up to this point in my life I'd only ever drank beer.  Then one night at a house party someone had a bottle of Southern Comfort.  I was like, well this is tastier than beer, and I can get drunk much quicker, so I proceed to drink half the bottle in a few minutes.  I leave the party, walk out onto the street and realize I can go no further.  So I make the decision to lay down in the middle of the street - right on the double yellow lines that separate the two lanes - figuring that way I probably wouldn't get run over by a car.  Hours later my friends found me and carried me back to my dorm.  I was so sick that I missed 3 days of classes.  Also, this was the first time I ever experienced sleep paralysis.  Like I'd be laying there, and be completely aware of my surroundings, but unable to move.  It was frightening.
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    BarryM17 reacted to Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Cheers again @BarryM17 I was well equipped for this topic!
    I’ve got way too many drunk stories! At least 104 from 2001-2003. I didn’t include any of the drug induced ones - shrooms, weed, pills and powder.
    I missed my 18th birthday party, woke up 3am in the football stands. I’ve woke up in a dog kennel, a few lanes, a park slide. Mistaken for a burglar by my stepfather, threatened with a machete by a kebab shop worker, been stranded many a time miles from home (always an adventure).
    A favourite pastime of mine was after a night out we used to go back to my mates flat and we’d always bring him a gift. Voting signs, plant pots, roadworks signs and cones with the flashing lights on. He used to open the door and say “WTF?” ?
    Then I met Wilma and began a new chapter!
    I hardly drink now. I like a shandy or a Mojito on a sunny day, but as for being drunk, not so far in 2018.
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from damascus1986 in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Okay, so difficult to judge a winner.  So many great entries that made me laugh.  Thank you EVERYONE for the laughs.
    Unfortunately, every time when it comes to something funny, @Flintstone always wins.  I gotta give this one to him for his story about walking through the woods, losing his shirt, cows, falling down and bleeding, the helicopter, ending up at the police station, $hitting, etc.  Had me in stitches.  But like I said, I laughed at many other entries.
    I got bogged down today with the business audit, so was unable to review all entries, make a decision, or make payment like I said I would.  I will make it priority number 1 tomorrow morning.
    Mods: Please lock thread.  Thanks.
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Okay, so difficult to judge a winner.  So many great entries that made me laugh.  Thank you EVERYONE for the laughs.
    Unfortunately, every time when it comes to something funny, @Flintstone always wins.  I gotta give this one to him for his story about walking through the woods, losing his shirt, cows, falling down and bleeding, the helicopter, ending up at the police station, $hitting, etc.  Had me in stitches.  But like I said, I laughed at many other entries.
    I got bogged down today with the business audit, so was unable to review all entries, make a decision, or make payment like I said I would.  I will make it priority number 1 tomorrow morning.
    Mods: Please lock thread.  Thanks.
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    BarryM17 reacted to damascus1986 in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    2). one time i was as intoxicated and....
     
    me and a ex girlfriend(stripper)  decided to take xtc had the normal xtc trip to start off  smoking weed drinking orange juice plenty of sex
    she was bit crazy though she was some kind of wiccan and felt the drug "enhanced" her abilities. things got weirder and weirder through the night.
    we went to a store to buy more orange juice, cigars and a lotto ticket for her. she had 4 dollars in quarters and we each had 2 dollar bills walking to the store. when we got to the counter the total was 5.48$. She then tells me that she lost the quarters( we only had 4$ then) and she says something to the clerk along the lines of "i don't have enough or i wish it was cheaper"
    clerk hit a button price goes down to 1.10. she hands the clerk the 2$ she had and we walk out. (odd since a 2$ lotto ticket was in the purchase). we continue on  and at some point decide we needed more xtc, call the guy and both take more. After the second round kicks in she starts saying she wants to preform a spell and wanted me to be out on the patio when she does this. we argued for a bit even telling her that although i was high  Jesus was my homeboy. she keeps on and finally convinces me. i told her i wouldnt touch or do anything if i felt uncomfortable i was leaving. 
    we go out to the patio and she drawls a pentagram with her daughters sidewalk chalk and lights 2 candles. then starts speaking gibberish. What i did not notice was she brought a picture frame we had in the hallway out with us. it had a statement from the army about her grandfather that died in WW2 and his harmonica. She busted the glass and she started to read it "this man fell in battle for his country..." then she started to play the harmonica. then her eyes started rolling( happens with xtc) and she started speaking as if her grandfathers spirit was in her body and talking to me. "son you need to cherish this woman...." I decided this was enough for me and i needed some weed to deal with this so i went inside.
    a bit of time passed she came inside  it was hard for me not to feel like you are a crazy ***** being high is one thing but you are crazy......
    After a while we did start having sex again( i mean we were on xtc) but in the middle i kept thinking  what if her grandfather comes back and starts speaking to me? What if he is still in there ? is this gay?????? so i stopped
    we never had sex again and broke up a week or so later. just one of many stories of a recovering addict
     
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    BarryM17 reacted to Jacknife in Trump Impeachment???   
    @BarryM17
    Your right. My apologizes my friend. I was putting everything together including your topic subject.. 
    Both our convo's are in the right place.
    Off-Topic!! 
    No worries, 
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from damascus1986 in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    1.) I once got fired from a job because my manager, for whatever reason searched through my desk and found a USB drive with a bunch of pron on it.
    2.) Once, and ONLY once, for a two week period I did bath salts.  Towards the end of the two weeks, things started to get bad.  At the time I wasn't as well off as I am now, I was living in an apartment.  One night, there was movement inside the mattress of my bed.  I immediately knew it was my ex-girlfriend hiding in there - you know, just a place to chill and stay for free.  I contemplate taking a knife and cutting open the mattress, but first I call my landlord.  I tell him to either buy me a new mattress or I'm going to take a knife and cut this one open.
    He buys me a new mattress.  Together we carry the old mattress out to the dumpster.  The side I was carrying was the heaviest, since that's where my ex was residing.  We get outside, she rips herself free from the the mattress and runs away.
    Later that night, I'm sitting on my couch watching TV.  I see a wolf in the corner of the room staring at me.  Out of sheer fear, I just sat there for hours, not moving, just staring at the wolf.
    Then I felt a "kicking" coming from the back of the couch.  The back of the couch rips open, and out jumps my ex's current boyfriend, whom apparently also decided to hide out and crash at my place.  After tearing out of the couch, he proceeds to steal my TV and leave my apartment.
    I, wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts grab like a 10 inch knife used for slicing meat, etc., and run out onto the street chasing this man (whom of course didn't exist).  People were looking at me like I was crazy.
    After not being able to catch this man, I actually walk to the police station, to report that my TV has been stolen, knife in hand, and for some reason, even though I was wearing nothing but boxer shorts, I had a bag of bath salts with me.
    True story.  Probably a winner, but again, I'm not eligible.
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Yukteswar in Trump Impeachment???   
    OMG!  Seriously there are talks of this now because of Cohen and Manafort????  Look how well the market has been doing.  PLEASE don't tell me that it takes time for things to fall into place (which they do) and that Trump just inherited this great economy from someone whom I consider to be one of the worst Presidents ever - go ahead, bash me.
    I mean seriously, we didn't impeach Bill Clinton, but now there are talks of impeaching Trump.  I've already expressed on this forum in the past that the guy is an idiot & needs to keep his mouth shut on social media.  But clearly, having built his empire, declaring bankruptcy, now still being a billionaire, and somehow - I have no idea how (other than Killary is the devil, and you have to vote for the lesser of 2 evils) - getting himself elected as President of The United States - he's not an idiot in all areas, and clearly is good with finance.  Which as an investor I'm completely okay with.  Worries about trade wars?  F**k those other countries - no offense intended if you live there.  Dude is taking a stand, for this nation, and I applaud him - though please stop Tweeting.
    Elon, please stop Tweeting as well...PLEASE!  This is why I hate social media (except for investing in it).
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    BarryM17 got a reaction from Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    1.) I once got fired from a job because my manager, for whatever reason searched through my desk and found a USB drive with a bunch of pron on it.
    2.) Once, and ONLY once, for a two week period I did bath salts.  Towards the end of the two weeks, things started to get bad.  At the time I wasn't as well off as I am now, I was living in an apartment.  One night, there was movement inside the mattress of my bed.  I immediately knew it was my ex-girlfriend hiding in there - you know, just a place to chill and stay for free.  I contemplate taking a knife and cutting open the mattress, but first I call my landlord.  I tell him to either buy me a new mattress or I'm going to take a knife and cut this one open.
    He buys me a new mattress.  Together we carry the old mattress out to the dumpster.  The side I was carrying was the heaviest, since that's where my ex was residing.  We get outside, she rips herself free from the the mattress and runs away.
    Later that night, I'm sitting on my couch watching TV.  I see a wolf in the corner of the room staring at me.  Out of sheer fear, I just sat there for hours, not moving, just staring at the wolf.
    Then I felt a "kicking" coming from the back of the couch.  The back of the couch rips open, and out jumps my ex's current boyfriend, whom apparently also decided to hide out and crash at my place.  After tearing out of the couch, he proceeds to steal my TV and leave my apartment.
    I, wearing nothing but a pair of boxer shorts grab like a 10 inch knife used for slicing meat, etc., and run out onto the street chasing this man (whom of course didn't exist).  People were looking at me like I was crazy.
    After not being able to catch this man, I actually walk to the police station, to report that my TV has been stolen, knife in hand, and for some reason, even though I was wearing nothing but boxer shorts, I had a bag of bath salts with me.
    True story.  Probably a winner, but again, I'm not eligible.
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    BarryM17 reacted to Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Work story - We get a lot of seagulls nesting on our roof. If we have a long dry period during the summer, the baby seagulls starting jumping off in search of water or to get out of the heat.
    Nobody else in work really give a toss about the seagulls, so when I turn up for my shift, I would shepard all the baby seagulls around to the back of the factory, catch them 1 by 1, give them a bath and a drink, then throw them back up.
    One particular shift, my Polish colleague ‘The Big Pole’ spotted a juvenile seagull in a square steel bin (1m2). It was covered in its own **** so I picked up the bin with the forklift to tilt it outside. As I’m driving along, the ‘Big Pole’ hits the side of the bin with a copper hammer which must of been deafening for the seagull and was needlessly cruel!
    So, one night I’m driving down the factory on the forklift and the Big Pole is alerting me to the presence of a seagull that is about to walk out in front of me. So I hop off the truck and chase the seagull who was quite big and fast. As I managed to corner it the Big Pole was shouting to another colleague to come see. I quickly grabbed the seagull and ran towards the Big Pole who was facing the other way. I offered the seagull to the Big Pole’s bare arm and he gave him a triple-peck-combo! Well, the way he reacted was like he’d just been attacked by a crocodile!
    I burst out laughing while he was checking his arm for a mortal wound and said “that’s revenge for the seagull in the bin!”
     

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    BarryM17 got a reaction from fiik in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    LMAO, too fcking funny!  This also reminds me of a time years ago at like like 3 A.M. I was driving back from Atlantic City.  I was on the 695 Beltway near Baltimore, MD.  I was drunk as hell and was driving like 75 MPH.  Some car speeds by me, clearly going at least 90 MPH.  He proceeds to swerve off the road and run his car head-on into one of those huge light post they have on highways so you can see at night.  He hit it so hard, the light post got knocked down.  Being concerned, I naturally pulled over to see what was up.  Dude's airbags had been deployed - car was destroyed, but he was 100% okay.  He's like, "Hey man, I don't want to get in trouble, can you please give me a ride home?"  So I did.  But I was amazed that he wasn't dead, or at least injured.  Days later, don't know how they knew, cops visited my house to discuss the incident, saying I never should have just driven him to his house instead of just reporting the incident.  I ultimately did not get into any trouble for this.  They did mention that the only reason the man survived was that he was incredibly drunk.  They explained to me that a sober person would have had their hands so tightly gripped on the steering wheel, that first off all both arms would have immediately been broken, and then everything else would go to hell and you'd die.  But in a drunken state, being so relaxed - numb - that you're more likely to survive these sort of events.
    So yay to alcohol.  Bravo to you my friend.
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    BarryM17 reacted to Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Lads holiday, Magaluf, 2001. Playboy night BCM’s. Half naked girls dancing on podiums throughout the club.
    One particular podium was 50ft feet up in the air. While the girls were taking a break from dancing, around 15 people decided they were going to climb up the vertical ladder and dance on the platform.
    After about 10 minutes, the DJ comes on the mic to tell them to get down. All but one boy and one girl got down. Then, 2000 people start chanting “strip, strip.”
    So they both strip to their underwear and start dancing together. Out of the blue, this girl squats down in front of the boy and pulls his boxers down, then begins to take matters into her own mouth!
    Security begin their ascent during the ongoing applause from the crowd and extract the rowdy couple.
    Later in the night, my mates are looking for me around the club. They find me atop of the 50ft platform, swinging my shirt around above my head! I couldn’t recall this the next day.
    Tip: if you ever attend a BCM foam party, never stand directly below the 10ft foam spewing c0ck attached to the ceiling! You’ll be buried in a 10ft foam mountain while being crushed by the crowd pushing inwards to get into the foam. If you do find yourself suffocating while inhaling foam, put your face under your shirt so you can breathe!
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    BarryM17 reacted to Benchmark in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    1) For like 10 months, I came into work, and spent an inordinate amount of time reading on a website called XRPchat.com without my boss knowing.
    2) I have many, but I can't recall any of the details.
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    BarryM17 reacted to fiik in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    weird 'fortunate' drunken episode
    Back in the mid '80's I worked in a mining town in the middle of West Australia. Now at the time I was living in a pub - Kalgoorlie had like 50+ pubs for a population of about 20000 - and always went drinking at one of these other pubs as you never **** in ya own nest. This particular night at another pub we'd play hand darts - where someone would put their hand up on the dartboard and ya mates would have turns at not hitting your hand but the dartboard - which was always a crowd pleaser. So, after umpteen double straight rums the night came to a close. 
    In my inebriated fuddle I considered it a very good idea to get some fitness and run home to my pub. But alas I never made it. My damn thongs (flip flops to others) were flapping about like a lizards tongue lapping water in a heatwave and ******* me off no end. I stopped at a road to take them off and proceeded to continue my staggered fitness jog home.
    The next thing I remember is some ******* trying to rip my bloody arm off and I swung a few times at them briefly before the blackness overtook me again. Seemed like an instant but I was awake and in a hospital gown in a bed - with a clear tube protruding from my ***** going to a bottle of sorts ( I was glad I don't remember them doing it haha). 4 days and nights had passed since my fitness spree.
    It seems that as I was crossing the road I had had an argument with a land cruiser and its bullbar. I had inadvertently run directly in the path of it and bounced over his bullbar, body surfed/tumbled across the bonnet (hood) and then used my right forehead as a battering ram to smash through the windscreen and end up laying across his front seats with my head happily nestling in his lap. The thing is I remember nothing and was told this by the doctor and the two police officers that had been sent from Perth 600kms away - I was thinking wtf Perth? who the **** did I tangle with? The Kalgoorlie Mayor or such? but they would not and didn't tell me but I had a fully paid private room so I didn't want to press the issue.
    It was several weeks before I got back to work and the worse thing was they threw me out of my pub because I hadn't paid the rent for two weeks and they had no idea where I was. Not much fun moving ya **** to a new abode with crutches and bandages up the wazoo. I do remember the doc saying if I wasn't so damn drunk I'd be dead. My natural reply was 'well there;s a good reason for drinking then aye'. He was not amused.
    Oh, the bloke ripping me arm off was the ambos putting me on the stretcher. My arm had been torn from its socket so it was a tad touchy it seems.
    Only by the Grace of God do I stand here today.
     
    That was the third time I'd been run over by vehicles so hopefully no more in my lifetime.
     
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    BarryM17 reacted to Flintstone in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Right.... I’ve got a few!
    1) The Snowball pub-crawl started with me and my mate pushing a snowball across a small bridge towards a pub. Leaves it outside, had a pint, chatted with an Aussie, come out, still there. Bonus!
    All up hill to the next. Half way up, it’s getting quite big and heavy. Aussie guy turns up, gives us a hand, joins us for another pint at the summit!
    Back on the street, she’s still in one piece! Aussie is a part of the quest now. Pushing it along the flat on the approach to the nightclub now, it’s losing shape, decorated with stones and broken glass, gathering an audience of wannabe giant snowball pushers! Finally get there and there’s a downwards spiral concrete staircase to the club.
    We all agreed that It has made it this far - it wants to go clubbing! So we’re shepparding the snowball down the steps cautiously and the doorman spots us and wasn’t too impressed but it was too heavy to go back up! 
    So here we have 2 Welsh guys and an Aussie with a giant peppledashed ball of ice that’s blocking the entrance to the club. The doorman had to allow the snowball in otherwise people would have to leapfrog the snowball to get in!
    The snowball spent it’s final hours just inside the entrance, watching the bemused looks on the faces of the entering clubbers 
     
     
    2) The Indian toilets.  Few of us lads went in for a Keema Naan while out on the town. Busting for a slash, queue outside the men’s! Fcuk it, I’m going in the ladies!
    Walks in, passed two sinks - one toilet!?! Goes in, closes the door, lock on, has a p1ss. Goes to leave, handle won’t go down!?! Forces it and the handle breaks off in my hand. Forgot about the bloody lock!!!
    Next thing, I hear the entrance door go. I sat down on the seat and peeked through the spindle hole. There’s a woman, waiting for the toilet!!
    So, this woman has been waiting 2 minutes while I’m sat there looking at the pink floral wallpaper with the internal handle in my hand, wondering what am I’m going to do!
    Then she calls out “are you alright in there”, to which I reply “hmm hmmm” in a high pitch imitation of a lady.
    Another two minutes go by and the woman leaves with a full bladder!
    So, I quickly look around for all the bits, I start to insert the spindle into the handle and fit back onto the door. Tried to open the door but I’d demolished the nest of the turner that the lock spindle slots into!!! 
    The bloody door goes again! Another woman wanting the throne!
    So I’m quietly removing the turner from the handle, put it back on and failed miserably trying to turn the lock spindle by hand. Next thing, “excuse me, are you going to be long in there?” I stayed silent! 
    I removed the lock spindle, put the handle on and pulled out my keys. The door goes again, the first woman has returned! They’re talking about how long I’ve been in there and the first woman says she’s going to get the manager.
    So, I quickly try my house key in the square hole and turned the lock!! Opened the door and they are both stood there with a look of horror on their faces. The first woman says “what the **** are you doing in here?”
    I said “sorry, I was busting” and promptly vacated the building 
     
     
    3) This one always gets a good reception ?
    After work, goes to the bosses local on the other side of town. 5 pints and JD’s later, decide to go home. Lovely sunny Friday... I’ll take the scenic route!
    Stumbling down the country lane I thought i’ll walk the route as the crow would fly and take a short cut.
    Climbed through the hedgerow into a cow field. As I’m walking down the field, the cows start following me with that docile stare! Then they decide to progress towards me!
    So I’m running down the field, cows behind and I decided I was going to hurdle the barbed wire fence at the bottom! Clipped my toes on the fence and ploughed face first into the nettles the other side.
    As I pick myself up and turn around, they’re all there, staring as they do! Boiling hot, I take my shirt off, tuck it in my pocket And proceed down into the woods and along the top track.
    Further along, I have to descend the wooded valley via a steep twisty dirt track down to the main path. As I’m making my way down, gravity takes over and my cautious steps have turned into quick baby steps and then I reached that point where deceleration becomes impossible. As I reached a stride a triple jumper would be proud of, cornering was not possible and I flew off a bank into a bramble patch - frisbee style!
    So up I get, topless remember, and make my way along the path, looking like a 2nd hand scratch post with thorns sticking out of it. Gets to the end of the woods, no shirt!?! Well, I ain’t going back now! Past the supermarket and library, up the Main Street and hill where the snowball was pushed and towards the chip shop.
    So as I stand there in the chip shop with blood all over my body, the woman behind counter giggling to themselves, I’ve decided upon chips, cheese and beans and a battered sausage. Not sure what the folks sitting in eating their meals thought.
    I made my way to the top of the road to sit on the bench to eat my food, not far from my house. After eating, I made my way home, let myself in, crawled upstairs and threw up in the toilet, then crawled into bed!
    A couple of hours later, my step father wakes me up and says “where the **** have you been?” “The police have been searching for you everywhere and there’s a ******* helicopter out too!”
    Turns out, someone had spotted a man in the woods ‘acting suspiciously’ and was worried about my safety!
    I asked how do you know they are looking for me? He said they found my phone and shirt!
    So, the next day after things had calmed down and I was sober, I made my way down to the police station to collect my lost property. Here’s how it went..
    Me: “Hello, I’m here to pick up my phone and shirt”
    Cop: ”Oh, you are the one from the woods are you?
    Me: “Yes, sorry about that. Had a bit too much to drink!
    He passes me my shirt and phone and as I say thanks and turn to leave he says... 
    Cop: “Isn’t there something else you left in the woods?”
    Me: “Uhmm... No!?!”
    Cop: “Your faeces” 
    Me: “What’s faeces??”
    Cop: “Your sh!t!”
    I laughed as I left, remembering the sh!t I took along the top path 
     
    There are more, if needed ?
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    BarryM17 reacted to Ivandebeers in Can You Crack the RippleRiddler's Cipher? 50XRP Challange   
    Plot twist. SamIam is the RippleRiddler
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    BarryM17 reacted to Kaidan in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    I work for a large company who manufactures goods.  We have a safety protocol where if we see a fire we have to page “code red” to evacuate. 
    One day I’m walking through one of the plants and I hear a terrible buzzing sound. It takes me a minute to figure out it’s one of the lights on the 30ft ceiling above me. As I’m looking up it starts to smoke and a fire crawls up the side of the light. 
    Remembering my safety training, I run to the nearest phone and punch in the code to page the whole building.  The whole plant hears “CODE RED, CODE RED” in a panicked voice. I hear machine stop turning, compressors stoping pressurizing, voices murmur and feet shuffle as hundreds of people head for the nearest exits. The whole plant empties in about a minute. 
    As I’m leaving members of health and safety are sweeping the building looking for stragglers. They see me and ask if I know who paged the code red. I said I did. They ask what the problem was and I quickly point to the bell shaped light with a black smear up the side of it and tell them it was on fire. 
    They can see the black smear and smell the acrid air and I head for the exit. 
    No one called the fire department. If It was a fire alarm they would be on their way but we all just left.  So picture hundreds of people surrounding a building and now picture multiple buildings of the same company all looking out the windows as people start gossiping about an accident at the evacuated building. 
    After about 30 minutes of us standing around waiting for the fire department who were never called, the billionaire owner comes over and starts asking questions. Health and safety tell him their was a fire and that I paged a code red.  He looks over at me with a look that said he wasn’t amused and sent in people to check things out. They came back and reported everything was fine. He asked why the fire department wasn’t there yet and that’s when we figured out no one called them. He told everyone to get back to work. 
    I had to live the nickname “CODE RED” for a while. Every time I walked through that plant I would hear a chorus of “CODE RED!” with smiles and laughter, giving them my best “Queen” wave as I passed by. 
    At least the weather was nice that day!
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    BarryM17 reacted to RAPTOR in 100 XRP Giveaway   
    Weirdest work story is a little gross..
    i work on the road going job to job as an electrician. I had an apprentice with me on this day. We stopped of at a realestate to pick up some keys, and he got out of the van and started to walk in. He stopped just in front of the van for a few seconds like he was thinking of something and then turned around and came back. He comes back to me and says ‘ I think i just s**t myself’. I was like ‘ are you serious?’. He said he farted and felt like he follwed through. I drove him over to local fast food outlet where he went and checked. He cones back out 10 mins later and said he had to throw away his jocks and needed change of clothes. Had to put a plastic bag on the seat and lend him the van to drive home whilst i started the next job. Was an interesting conversation to try and sugarcoat to the boss afterwards ?
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