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Bios by tommie on 2003-03-09 06:33:21

I see you guys going on here day after day and I get this mental image... a skinny Kid with very tall hair, Wash drinking his way across France; Shlong and Ringo not giving enough for an impression. Are you all still students? Give me some real info.

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All About me by Ringo* on 2003-03-09 07:25:51  |  Reply to this
  Well i guess this is me. Im older than kid, Schlong and Wash, but not by much but enough to be classsed older i guess. I'm still a student but not for much longer, i guess i'll have to find a job in the real world and get out of the student bubble. I don't know schlong that well but i do know him. Kid and wash i know very well but don't see them as often as i may like with us being spread out over the country/different countrys. Same goes for skiddy and GOAU, but i see them a little more often as they go to uni/work not that far from me. For the past 3 years ive been studying pharmacology ,an interesting subject but i will never work in a lab, much too dull and repitive for me. Thats me in a nutshell.
Sorry, Couldn't Resist. by Kid on 2003-04-30 14:10:15  |  Reply to this
  Surely this is you in a nutshell....

Yeah. I love that. I'm certain I've never been more 'laugh-out-loud' amused watching a film. The transition of Mike Myers from Halloween to Austin Powers. Tremendous.
"Oh, and he pulls back the weak joke before its too late"

Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-03-09 09:34:17  |  Reply to this
  Tommie, If by any chance it wasn't already clear... you rock! How you can sum up two people you've never actually met with such an accurate brief, i've no idea. Kid, indeed, is the skinny kid of the group, and yes, normally has very tall hair. I am indeed drinking my way accross France, it can be put in no other way. Recently been partying in Nantes, Lyon and Montpellier, but I try to make the effort wherever I go. I'm not much less skinny than Kid, but am less tall, so its less evident. I'm happily still a student, and would like it that way forever. Last year's my last year of my degree, but i hope to study another year in Spain after that. We'll see. This year i'm teaching English in a French high school, like a year out of my studies, though its compulsary for my degree. I will hopefully spend the summer learning Spanish in Barcelona. Oh, I'm a language student by the way. Spot on, Tommie. Top marks. Muchos respectos.
Nail, meet Tommie. He's the one that wounded you. by Kid on 2003-03-09 09:41:42  |  Reply to this
  Spot on, I'm skinny - I think I'm less thin than other people reckon, but I am tall, so it does show well. I've never been a prescriber to the 'I need a hairstyle' sect, so it grows, then I shave it, then it grows, then I shave it, and so on.

I'm in Norwich, earth's finest city, studying for my BA in Linguistics, but this means little in the current 50% of people will get a degree drive through which we are living, so I will stay on, hopefully, to study for an MA.

What after that? I'll see where the wind takes me, and if it dumps me in the sea, I'll be less than happy.
Re: Nail, meet Tommie. He's the one that wounded you. by Shaw! on 2003-03-28 12:22:53  |  Reply to this
  Another thing you should know about Kid! His real name is an anagram of Acton Jerk Shag. Yeah, "Girlie Orgy Po"'s been on an anagram website today! Bored.
Re: Nail, meet Tommie. He's the one that wounded you. by JohnnyG on 2003-03-29 11:34:41  |  Reply to this
  Stay on for that MA Kid. Don't know the financing options for students in UK but as for myself, student loans and Pell grants were the means for staying an extra 3 years for my advanced degree. Norwich is from what I recall in my travels around London a Northeastern city surrounded by lots of -hams (Dereham/Fakenham/Walsham) and in the vicinity of Cambridge. Never travelled in that direction, always seemed to end up North & West of London. My best friend keeps a closely shaved head and I'm quite envious about the simple upkeep.

Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-03-10 13:54:20  |  Reply to this
  So come on, Tommie, JohnnyG, Voice, d-, Amelia, Prendy's dog (!?)...
Re: Re: Bios by The Voice on 2003-03-10 14:33:32  |  Reply to this
  I think,therefore Iam. Oh no!......I think I've said too much already!.......arrrrr!......
Re: Re: Bios by The Voice on 2003-03-10 14:33:33  |  Reply to this
  I think,therefore Iam. Oh no!......I think I've said too much already!.......arrrrr!......
Re: Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-03-10 15:50:56  |  Reply to this
  Oh no, you've said too much? Sounds familiar...you're not him are you?
Re: Bios by tommie on 2003-03-10 19:49:22  |  Reply to this
  OK. I live on the Alabama (USA) Gulf coast and I work for a company that computerizes hospitals. I have a nice tattoo collection and have never been to prison.
Re: Bios by tommie on 2003-03-10 19:51:58  |  Reply to this
  ...and one more thing of interest: I met Miss Amelia on this website and last spring Dot (my sweetie) and I went to NYC and hung with her. She rocks.
Re: Bios by JohnnyG on 2003-03-15 10:31:47  |  Reply to this
  I live in Austin located in central Texas. I was born in San Antonio and was raised alongside wild cattle, sheep and Mustangs. It was an experiment in character development said mother recently. All kidding aside, I was the recipient of extremely high amplitude electroshock therapy sessions as a child and the process, besides being horrific torture, had a positive impact on my reasoning and cognitive abilities to the surprise of the sadistic doctors and the electric company. Ok,ok,ok...for real now. Raised & schooled through 12th grade in San Antonio. Youngest of 9. Attended the University in Austin (you know the one, begins with a capital t) Handed a Bachelor of Science degree one day, thought to myself "That was easy, why not stick around for more fun & learning". 3 years later received another fancy document which confirmed I'm some sort of Master in a field of engineering where electric current is channeled through silicon and resisted and transisted all over the tiny little place. Work for an Austin company that designs the equipment that makes the equipment that allows for those wonderfully useful positive ions to travel even more places and do more fun things with the numbers 0 and 1. I have 2 dogs, both Corgis. A girlfriend of 4 months who's the sexiest nerd I've ever dated and who illustrates childrens books, designs web art and is quite good with watercolor paints. I travel in my field of work. Mostly quick stops in Asian countries where silicon chips are manufactured. Then to designer chip architect companies in Europe and a few cities in the US. Why, I've even been to England where some brilliant engineers happen to reside. Watch out for those German cats, they have some smarty pants I've met in Dresden (of all places) and they are gut yahh.
Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-03-19 01:03:43  |  Reply to this
  Is that the same Austin, Texas that features very much on the inner limits of the outer rim of my life? One of my friends mum's is from Austin, and sounds more Texan than I believed was possible. Maybe its because she's out of place, y'know. And then I have a sunset in Austin, Texas as my wallpaper on my computer. (No, really. Its like a little red sun setting behind a hill. Actually, maybe its a sunrise. Its certainly Austin, Texas, because I just had to reload it with a new Windows Theme).

By the bye, resistors are cool. Better than any of those capacitor cretins.
Re: Re: Re: Bios by JohnnyG on 2003-03-28 19:49:17  |  Reply to this
  Austin City Limits is a public broadcasting specialty and has been for some time now. The show features Texan musicians, country acts and the blues rock styles of Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughn. Stevie Ray has a life size statue on the grounds of the Town Lake hike&bike trail silhouetting the Austin city skyline, remarkably tasteful for this neck of the world and awesomely beautiful for those such as myself who really appreciate the artistry of guitar centric musicians. His death, untimely as it was, solidified him as a true guitar legend. Anyway, back to your comment which brought to fore the thoughts of the tv show. Yes, I am located in the inner limits of Travis county, lone Texas bastion of free-thinkers and liberal politics within the state. Proud of this fact and enjoy the tremors produced from the rumbling of the few jolting the simplemindedness of the many. The sunsets are spectacular here. There are certain spots which accentuate the beauty of an unobscured setting sun here in Austin and my favorite is Mt. Bonnel. In Texas we consider a height of 890ft above sea level a Mount, not a mountain, just a Mount. Silly but effective in getting the gears of the mind to think more precisely within the grey area of geography(I suppose). Eccentric folks dominate the landscape as much as the topography dictates and dominates the attitudes of these eccentric folks. Back to the sunset. I have spent long afternoons atop Mt. Bonnel watching the sun set, downing Pacifico and or Bohemia Mexican beers. People who partake in the smoking of mild strains of marijuana occasionally share their harvest with you and the camraderie of a city which is as unpretentious as any I have ever visited becomes a part of the natural 'flow' of things. Today was one of the most beautiful of afternoons. I spent the hours between 4pm and 7pm in the Bull Creek greenbelt hiking the trails with a purty gal and enjoying a temp of 60F with not a cloud in the sky. Kid, I am pleased to the max you have an Austin sunset gracing your computer screen. Though nothing compares to the actual experience of it you and any of our fellow Brits have an open invitation to visit. And yes, I will keep the resistance of electrical current at the forefront of what I consider hot but cool.

Re: Bios by Amelia on 2003-03-17 03:04:33  |  Reply to this
  I hail from Northern California, where I went to high school with our four-lettered host. For the past ten years I have lived in New York City, though I spent the mid-1980s in Italy. I work for a Big Publishing Company; you student types may well have used some of my textbooks in your computer science courses. I like word games, art history, and travel. I'm really not that big a fan of "I Love Lucy" as all that, but the names of the principals fit the character frequency on WormNerd, which is skewed by its basis on overall usage of letters in English, and not on their appearance at the beginnings of words. I was right chuffed to meet Tommie and Dot last year on their trip to New York -- they are one cool couple, always ready for adventure, but with those gracious manners of the old south. They still haven't convinced me to get any tattoos, though.
Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-03-17 05:36:20  |  Reply to this
Sadly (I say that) none of us are computer science students. And we generally tend to look down on them where I go to uni. Not coz what they do is toilet, just because, as a people, they are twats! However, our views over here in England of people who work in the production of their textbooks is generally of a high standard, basically based on our knowledge of you, Amelia. Anything that keeps the computer science people inside their homes is something to regard highly.

If any of you are computer science people, or aspire to be one(Lude?), what i said is just a generalisation of a few pricks who I know at uni, all of who study the aforementioned subject. There are always exceptions.

Ha - can't sue me now, can yoU!

Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-03-17 05:39:09  |  Reply to this
  I very much like what you did there, with your 'However....'. I agree entirely. Apart from the pricks bit, I would go with jackasses.
Re: Bios by d.- on 2003-03-17 15:41:43  |  Reply to this
  I am boring! boring! boring! or, as a friend once put it: "... not boring -- consistent." I am California born-and-raised and prefer warmer climates. I have, at present, no particular skills or talents. I DO seem to have an innate sense for the Library Sciences... so my happiest jobs have naturally been working in libraries! I especially liked working in the Technical Processing/Info. Management Dept. Left-brain jobs rule! I reside in the California desert area of Palm Springs and am here for now. I LOVE coffee! and was (interestingly) voted "Customer of the Month" by my local hang-out. I took a picture with the manager and there is my picture for all to see. I believe this is called: small celebrity... I enjoy expressing myself here with all you Taters as we seem to have the same sense of humor -- keen minds think alike!
Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-03-17 16:28:51  |  Reply to this
  You put the interestingly in brackets! You should be proud of any accolade that goes along with something you do in the course of your normal life. Its those things that make you special! I got free coffee from my coffee shop. I was declared expert enough to review their new Italian Roast. It was better, sharper than the previous one. And yes, I did just pust expert enough in italics. I wasn't convinced they actually thought I was expert, I think I just drink too much coffee.
Re: Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-03-17 16:55:28  |  Reply to this
  Oh, man, I've been to Palm Springs twice... it's paradise, i love it!!!! Probably on of my favourite places in California. Grrrrr i'm jealous!
Re: Re: Re: Bios by d.- on 2003-03-19 15:44:35  |  Reply to this
  awwww... don't be! -- there's negatives too, my fine feathered friend! As a matter of fact, this being a desert and all, I'd have to mention also that there IS NO greener grass here!
Re: Bios by Skiddy on 2003-03-18 01:13:39  |  Reply to this
  After an oh too short birthday call to Wash (Happy Birthday dude) i was convinced to come and tell my story for you good people. I'm Mirfield born-and-raised and was schooled in the finest that Batley could offer. Am currently reaching the end of my time at uni, which is both a sad and cheerful time. Sad: I'll miss my friends, alcohol and many beautiful ladies. Cheerful: I fell me and education have just about run our course, so will have to move in the real world of alcohol and beautiful ladies that aren't as easily concentrated around one spot. What the future holds, i know not yet but looking forward to finding out.Hopefully some kind of career in writing, an interest i've had for years and which come out occasionally (Wash!,Ringo*, remember FLOPSTARS). I grew up with Ringo*, Wash! and Goau, and Kid was a welcome addition to my life about 5 years ago. I love you guys. Met Schlong once, I think. I think that about covers it without too much details. NIB HIGH FOOTBALL RULES!
Re: Re: Bios by [no name] on 2003-04-30 14:19:57  |  Reply to this
  del Pioli, my son, i do not firmly believe. Are you in France now? I believe you scored a sensational 22 yard lob for your hoe team in France who are about the equivalent of an Emley in the English league, or so Marco informs me. Its good to see, he seems to thin you are a malitious player and recently created you on pro evoution 2. Do yo wear blue boots? Incidentaly, i saw you on the front of the Examiner the othe day, you looked proud, yet disconsolate. I didn't notice you until Gareth pointed you out, he previously phoned me to tell me of the surprise but would'nt say what, I was pleased to see you, though with shorter hair, which isn't as good. I was also amused to hear your spiking of his drinks of which i lauged aboutprofusely though not to his enjoyment. And, typing on this is absoutely shite beacause frequently letters or spaces ar not picked up, so I am relying on you to be able to read it because I can't be arsed going through it all. So long lad.
Re: Re: Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-04-30 23:58:05  |  Reply to this
  OK, what's with these names? Del Pioli, Marco, and Gareth! Who are these people??
I'm not actually Skiddy, but close!
Who the hell are you?

I wear silver boots. The 'A' team are as good as Emley, i play for the C's. I do have a tendancy to injure players of late! Seriously, i'd avoid me! In the past two games, in challenges with me, a guy tore his hamstring, i elbowed a guy, twatted a ball in a guys face, stamped on a guys foot, where it joins the ankle, but to mention a few!!!! Nothing malicious, just committment!

And spiking drinks?? I'm confused on that one! Seriously, whose? where? and when? That's not my style.

Reply, with your name!!!,
Re: Bios by One of Kids First ever replies. Found by Wash! on 2003-03-19 02:01:34  |  Reply to this
  Calling around the various sites that I frequent from my Hide-out in a secret location. I meandered over and Across the wonderful site I am at now. Never before have I seen a bunch of people chattin' Dissin' and all other words that mean very, very Little to me on the same site. It leaves it on my Emphasis to ensure I continue to visit www.Potatoe.com Regularly. And I shall be back. Cya.
Re: Re: Bios by Ringo* on 2003-03-19 02:32:40  |  Reply to this
  you were bored this morning weren't you!!!!
Re: Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-03-19 03:36:44  |  Reply to this
  Oh, he truly truly was.
Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-03-29 08:28:39  |  Reply to this
  Voice... who are you? We're awaiting your bio!
Re: Bios by JohnnyG on 2003-04-21 15:07:03  |  Reply to this
  Will somebody please contribute a Bio/Autobio of a person either real or fictional by which the reading of it will make me and others laugh loudly, even if one happens to be in a solemnly quiet place such as a library where loud outbursts can cause your arrest, at least in Texas anyway. If I really enjoy it I'll return the favor by writing about puritanical sexual practices in a Baptist community located outside the Austin city limits.
-- let me say this about that... by d.- on 2003-04-22 15:15:44  |  Reply to this
  ... tit for tat, quid pro quo, blah, blah, blah -- No way Jose! I say: you write about those 'puritanical' sexual practices going on in Texas straight away -- you hear?! This whole site could use some action I reckon.
Re: -- let me say this about that... by JohnnyG on 2003-04-22 16:12:34  |  Reply to this
  This is a pay-per-view deal and all I require for currency is a humorous paragraph or two. C'mon, just a bit of effort from you d. or any fellow potatoe heads will suffice. It'll be worth it!
OK. I'll Give You My Real One by Kid on 2003-04-27 14:33:30  |  Reply to this
  Its not that funny. But stints of it I look back and laugh, like people do at old hairstyles.

Obviously I was born in Huddersfield, and spent my first few years on the opposite side to the one that we live on now. My parents divorced at an early age, so I don't get any of the bitterness toward either as a result of it - no matter how hard either of them occasionally tries - but I lived with my sister and my mum.
I guess I was one of those really annoying children; I could read functionally and write as well as now by the time I was four, so I was really good in my early school years. So good that I was constantly sent out of class for giving people the answers so we could move on quickly. By the time I moved schools at the age of 7 I was flying; indeed my changing to Mirfield (look at a map, geography fans) where my mum taught was quickened by this fact.

I had some of my happiest times at that junior school. I moved in high-social-circles (in no small part due to the fact that I only really got on with the rich kids) and then when summer came round I regularly got the afternoons off to watch Yorkshire (Cricket) with my head teacher. See, it pays to work hard...Of that time, I have few definite memories. I know there was a time that I found about 9 buried in some dirt (all in 50ps and 1s) and I remember a kid saying "The word of today is 'Bullshit-aaaah'. But nothing of any real importance. Apart from a pink lunchbox, but I don't know whose that is, or was, or anything. It had a white handle, though.

Next school (yes, its easier to divide it by schools, I don't remember much else - all my friends by this point were 8 miles away, so I missed out on a lot of the fun of my youth) was when I crammed in my wild. I was wild for a year at the age of 12, doing one or all of the following
Going wild with some snow spray and writing something (I honestly forget what. It'd be a good story, and I'm not averse to them) on the back registration plate.
Bullying a kid...quite badly. But far more verbally than physically. I couldn't fight anyone. Ever.
Selling pornography in the schoolyard.Interesting, fact fans, Francis Tumblety, of Jack the Ripper suspect fame did the same thing at the same age. Elevated company, eh?

After that, I had an English teacher sort of took me under her wing...I don't know. There was something...it sorted me out anyway. I became me, slowly, after that. I started buying music. Obviously, I was into britpop, lived that through on the side of blur (art school ponces....insert your own joke here), so that by the time I'd got to my last school, where I met Wash (though apparently I'd played football against him - I think I remember that, I remember me scoring and then a kid whose head I (accidentally. And yes it can happen) cracked open stealing it on the goal line) I was, although not the most intelligent kid in the school, sort of upwardly both socially and intellectually mobile.

There's a lot of things I could say about my time there....I won't...but I was always on the right side of the law, apart from the one time I was being told off (don't ask. Disgusting. Not deliberate. No, I don't think of myself as unlucky, just...sometimes bad things happen to good people) I fell unconscious whilst being warned about Hepatitis. But I was generally a good kid. I got on with everyone, but there were very few people I actually liked, and obviously, because I watched football instead of going through rites of passage with everyone, I was always outside the social circles, which meant I could mix with anyone, but also gave me the feeling that maybe I oughtn't to.

That's something that I maintain upto today, even, that occasional feeling that I shouldn't be where I am. I know I could be far better, and far worse, than I am now, but it doesn't take away that doubt...that guilt.

By the time I went into post-16 education I was just the me you know now. Yes, I did more stupid things than I do now, but we all make mistakes as children, and I was a child until I was, like 18...although from the age of 14 I started to consciously take responsibility for my actions (I think that's an important part in people's lives. When you realise you can't run forever) but it wasn't until 18 and beyond that I started to feel comfortable in my own skin. This is me now, clearly, and I don't feel that I have any regrets...anything I would change about myself. I'm happy where I am, I've learned from where I've gone wrong, and I'm all the better for it.

Yes, some people still get the wrong idea about me - I'm known for both straight-talking and flowery language, two things that necessarily can't go hand-in-hand - but if they do, that's their loss, and there's nothing I can do about. I can't hold up the right end of the stick.

So, that's me. I'm not big, well, I'm tall. I'm not clever, though I will soon have a degree. And most importantly, I do like singing 'Axe....axe to grind' in the Who Will Buy? song in Oliver. And that's something I hold dear.

Hope you're sated.
Re: OK. I'll Give You My Real One by Ringo* on 2003-04-27 16:30:45  |  Reply to this
  Nope im not sated, where is the bit where skiddy, GOAU and my fine self came into your life???
Re: Re: OK. I'll Give You My Real One by Kid on 2003-04-27 23:25:23  |  Reply to this
  You make a good point. I was thinking about putting that in - I remember it being a mental 'next paragraph'. I must have just neglected it. Worry not. I will amend later.

Re: Re: Bios by Kid on 2003-04-29 02:50:05  |  Reply to this
  I won't bother next time. Sob. Sob.
Re: Re: Bios by JohnnyG on 2003-05-03 20:12:31  |  Reply to this
  Well Kid I must say you have quite the bio there. Wherein lies the fiction only you know the answer but a man born in Huddersfield certainly deserves a reply. Even in a state the size of Texas with towns named "Happy" "Gun Barrel" "Dime Box" "Welfare" and "Simpleton" I doubt we have a Hudderfield. I said I would tell tale of Baptist puritanical sex practices in a town round these parts and thyanks to you kid here goes. In the community of Brownwood and surrounding areas of that township resides a staunchly devout group of hearty Baptists who've seen to it that there be some standards regarding the placement of penises into vaginas. Brownwood's location from my particular domicile is approximately 110 miles as the crow flies and I'm certain that crows are clever enough birds to realize that shotguns outnumber the citizenry and fly a calorie consuming circuitous rout bypassing the city but insuring survival of their kind in central Texas.In Brownwood there's no talk and no standard bout a penis being placed anywhere but the female reproductive canal and they'll have no acquaintance with any master debater who may take the affirmative argument on the "other" pleasurable acts of male/female nonverbal communication or God forbid a same sex coupling of couples. The standard of the Baptist folk from a church that is either named "First Baptist" or "Southern", take your pick, can be summed up as "A married man shall take his wife into a secluded place, preferably the bedroom, and enter the vagina from positions which will aid the procreative process without hindrance from artificial barriers (Any need for my explanation, I hope not anyway). The act will be accomplished with no unnecessary or exaggerated loudness (Which might be construed as lewdness of course) and or exposure to others (ie...shut those damn blinds Leeroy or we'll be spending the rest of the night in the pokey)." Not to long ago there was a report in the leftist Austin Chronicle about this community. Apparently a rebellious teen couple belonging to said church were caught in flagante delicto and brought before the board of ministers. The charge was...gasp....oral sex. The most repugnant thing about the charge to the high & mighty of the morality police was that this was an unmarried couple. The teens having been caught dead to rights pleaded guilty as charged. What was the punishment you ask? The boy & girl had to renew their virginity. They were dunked in water and asked to renounce sex before marriage as a horrific sin. Only supervised visits at the Dairy Queen are now allowed between the 2 reformed perverts until they marry. The Baptist community of Brownwood was overjoyed at the spectacle. So, anybody now thinking about a move to this bastion of puritanical Baptist despotism in the near future?
Re: Bios by Wash! on 2003-04-29 12:35:27  |  Reply to this
  Sorry, Kid: I enjoyed it! Its just that its taken me until know to get all the way through it. Your life story is quite the novel! Enjoyed it. A lot.
Re: Bios by John on 2009-12-28 22:15:29  |  Reply to this
  What it is the word uni you keep referring tornP.S.-I'm retarded...