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   Undertoad  Wednesday Aug 31 09:02 AM

8/31/2005: Personal ad in cornfield



Lurker gmr2048 finds this item. thanks! A farmer in Canandaigua, NY put this personal ad together using corn stalks.

Since this image came out, and since it was submitted, turns out the gent's gotten over 700 responses. But he's only responded to one, it seems like he wasn't that serious about it:

Quote:
One California woman answering DeHond's ad had a pizza delivered to his farmhouse door along with a note that included her first name and phone number.

"That seemed like a nice thing to do," said DeHond, adding that he called to thank her.

Since then, they've exchanged calls and letters.

"A very attractive woman" is how DeHond described his new friend to his hometown newspaper the Daily Messenger of Canandaigua. He added they may eventually arrange to meet.
MAY arrange to meet with a woman who sends you pizza? Brother, if she sends you pizza from thousands of miles away, that means something. Go for it.


Buckethead  Wednesday Aug 31 10:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
MAY arrange to meet with a woman who sends you pizza? Brother, if she sends you pizza from thousands of miles away, that means something. Go for it.
It certainly does mean something, it means that woman has some kind of serious mental problems.


plthijinx  Wednesday Aug 31 10:51 AM

I wonder if it had anchovies?



BrianR  Wednesday Aug 31 11:49 AM

I think I may use that one...



Griff  Wednesday Aug 31 12:33 PM

We were looking for that field when we rode out there for the MS Tour. We didn't see it. Let's hope that pizza doesn't cost him half a farm.



barefoot serpent  Wednesday Aug 31 03:24 PM

did someone say crops?



Carbonated_Brains  Wednesday Aug 31 09:14 PM

I thought SWF meant Single White Female?

What the hell does it mean, then?

Or is he asking for a single white female?

Because I was tempted to call.



chrisinhouston  Thursday Sep 1 09:51 AM

If you build it, they will come!




Happy Monkey  Thursday Sep 1 10:48 AM

I think he's asking for a SWF.



wolf  Thursday Sep 1 12:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent
did someone say crops?
BrianR did.


BrianR  Thursday Sep 1 06:18 PM

DID NOT!



TalkIsCheap  Saturday Sep 3 02:19 AM

So many times we've all heard the success stories. "Hooked on phonics worked for me." Well this is the guy the people at Phonics didn't want you to know about. And they thought giving him a tractor would be harmless...



Trilby  Saturday Sep 3 07:36 AM

Hi, TalkIsCheap, good to have you here!

I love your sig line!


PS-I think the farmer had a great idea. I'd answer the ad, but I really don't FARM-N. Really, really don't.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Sep 3 09:07 AM

Welcome to the Cellar, TalkIsCheap.
Hanging out on the beach with no water, huh?
How'd you find us?



TalkIsCheap  Saturday Sep 3 06:35 PM

First off, thank you for the welcome. Secondly, I'm going to stop numbering my thoughts. How did I find you....um.... how do I describe you? Celler dwellers feels to modest. It creates pictures in my head of sloth fingered, bacon eating, pale, socially regected dwellers that actually inhabit a dark, musty, curiously moist cellar. When in fact, you're an intelligent, strictly regulated group of experienced, well rounded, well informed, topic tackling individuals. Possibly still pale, bacon eaters but I try not to judge. I'm a network administrator in the Marine Corps. I know most people find it difficult to imagine a Marine doing anything with a computer besides blowing it up or melting down its components to make rounds, but yes, we do have deployed networks. More specifically my job is to run the base firewall. Keeping everyone from what they love, which is mostly porn. I'm sure you're framiliar with one of our regularly used troubleshooting systems. Google. High tech right? Well sometimes the best way to stop someone is to know how they work. I typed in "not porn" and this site came up. From what I've read I could have typed in whale penis and got the same results. I was instantly hooked, on the site not the whale. Your posts are intriguing, entertaining, and as I'm discovering, highly addictive. I've never been able to get my required daily intake of narcissism, wit, sarcasm, dry humor, wet humor, bullshit, and brutal honesty in one place before. I'm not going to sit here and lick your assholes all day. If you want praise, call your mother. Or just murder proper grammar in a corn field. That seems to work.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Sep 3 06:50 PM

Quote:
It creates pictures in my head of sloth fingered, bacon eating, pale, socially regected dwellers that actually inhabit a dark, musty, curiously moist cellar.
Yeah, that's about right.
Last year I was writing to a kid in Falusia. He was a radio operator with a Marine Medical Unit there. He asked me to write instead of email because the computer location was always under rocket attack. Seems the baddies knew that would be a popular destination to guys off duty without body armor.
Hope your work place isn't that popular with the rocket men.

btw, do you guys read Michael Yon's posts?


Griff  Saturday Sep 3 07:18 PM

Welcome aboard, TalkIsCheap. You're going to see a lot of us bitching about the war here but be assured nobody here, except maybe Radar, has anything but deep respect for you guys in the shit. I was raised by a Marine but never trusted politicians enough to follow his lead. Be safe. g



Griff  Saturday Sep 3 07:45 PM

Oh and I'm also a scaredy cat, so it prolly wouldn't have worked out.



lumberjim  Saturday Sep 3 11:20 PM

A+ entry post. There will be no quiz required of you. Don;t suppose you could track nicotinegun down and sneak some tinfoil into his cereal?



Kagen4o4  Saturday Sep 3 11:51 PM

that was one of the best posts ive read in here. welcome aboard.
makes me glad to be postin' here



wolf  Sunday Sep 4 04:22 PM

Quote:
It creates pictures in my head of sloth fingered, bacon eating, pale, socially regected dwellers that actually inhabit a dark, musty, curiously moist cellar.
Not all of us eat bacon. RichLevy keeps kosher.

If we were applying ourselves to other pursuits such as fitness and nutrition, we wouldn't be here, and we wouldn't have any energy to be clever. None at all.

We do have some experience, as far as Marines and computers goes ... ZippyT seems to manage okay. For a jarhead.


Trilby  Sunday Sep 4 06:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkIsCheap
From what I've read I could have typed in whale penis and got the same results. I was instantly hooked,
Y'know, that whale penis thing has really, really paid off.


marichiko  Sunday Sep 4 07:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkIsCheap
Your posts are intriguing, entertaining, and as I'm discovering, highly addictive. I've never been able to get my required daily intake of narcissism, wit, sarcasm, dry humor, wet humor, bullshit, and brutal honesty in one place before. I'm not going to sit here and lick your assholes all day. If you want praise, call your mother. Or just murder proper grammar in a corn field. That seems to work.
Hey, GI! I adore you! Are you single?


Kagen4o4  Sunday Sep 4 08:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf

If we were applying ourselves to other pursuits such as fitness and nutrition, we wouldn't be here, and we wouldn't have any energy to be clever. None at all.
hey i go to the gym everyday and still manage to write entertaining, enlightened posts about anything and everything to do with the filth and rancid drool that some people call intelligent thoughts in this nerd magnet, hell-hole you scum call "the cellar".


capnhowdy  Sunday Sep 4 11:28 PM

Yo TalkIs Cheap.........
2nd div.115 th Mike Co. Waving the arm we have left.
Love ya Bro.....
Semper Fi



TalkIsCheap  Monday Sep 5 02:14 AM

Ok, I'm a little freaked out here. The picture from which this discussion was born, was taken in the town right next to the one I'm from (Canandaigua, NY). I'm not one to acknowledge fate but I'm a big time supporter of coincidence.

To Capnhowdy, I'm currently attached to 2nd Mar Div. I usually reside with IIMEF but since January I've been out in Ar Ramadi with the grunts. It's always motivating to find edumacated jar heads roaming the internet. KILL!!!!

To Marichiko, Yes I'm currently single, but the battle of the sexes has left me more worse for wear than the battle in Iraq. That's pretty sad since I'm only 20. I haven't surrendered to the female regime. My Marine roots prohibit me from doing that. I'm just re-evaluating my battle plan. And trying to acquire some artillery since it seems you have the market cornered.

To Griff, honestly other than actively participating in it, I don't support this war. This is where the life I've lead has brought me so I've haven't got much else to do but live it. And don't sweat being a scaredy cat. When rounds are coming at you, big or small, strong or weak, seasoned or novice, everyone gets scared. I heard a quote once about how courage is the overcoming of fear. So without the initial fear, there could be no courage.

To xoxoxoBruce, I'm heading to Fallujah in a few weeks for my next rotation so I'll be sure to avoid the internet tent there. My job offers me the perk of having an internet connection and a secure building. The gear I'm trained on is worth quite a bit so they make sure to keep it in a hardened facility. All my experience with your "rocket men" has led me to believe one truth. They all have horrible aim. The fact that our multiple guard towers are equipped with fully automatic machine guns and our counter fire is capable of dropping 100 pound arty shells with pinpoint accuracy probably might make their aim a little shaky. I had never read any of Michael Yon's work, but after you wrote that I looked into him and have begun to catch myself up. So far I'm enjoying them.

To the creators and sustainers of the cellar, thank you for your service and thank you for your kind welcome. I only hope that I can contribute to your running success.



Shawnee123  Thursday Feb 15 03:11 PM

Talkischeap...that was an outstanding post. The phrase "curiously moist" had me laughing out loud.

I'm Shawnee, the resident nutcase, profoundly needy, confused, and sadly...much too old for you!

Keep on keepin' on!

(My daddy was a Marine, but it was Hawaii in the late 50's...no action. However, he did get to see Mitzi Gaynor walking down the street as they were filming South Pacific at the time.)
:p



Griff  Thursday Feb 15 04:28 PM

Pretty old thread!
I hope talkischeap is doing ok.



Shawnee123  Thursday Feb 15 05:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Pretty old thread!
I hope talkischeap is doing ok.
LOL...didn't notice the dates on the thread. I wondered why talk wasn't in the top part of the new members list.


Clodfobble  Thursday Feb 15 05:32 PM

Quote:
I hope talkischeap is doing ok.
Also Tobiasly...


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 15 05:37 PM

I sent him an email, hopefully he'll respond.



SPUCK  Friday Feb 16 05:49 AM

Yeah and did DeHond go for the pizza lady?!?!



SPUCK  Friday Feb 16 05:57 AM

Ahhh here we go:

Quote:
After a whirlwind romance that included traveling together - she hosted him in Tijuana, Mexico; he took her to Letchworth State Park, Livingston County - the two decided to live together at DeHond's Canandaigua home.

"I came back with the intention of starting a life there, " said Kingston, 49. So she gave up her house in Lake Elsinore and her job as financial manager for a Harley-Davidson dealership. She packed a suitcase and got on a plane.

"I've always been adventuresome," said Kingston, who has local ties - she attended Honeoye Central School in second grade and, later, when her family moved from the area, spent summers on her grandparents' Allens Hill Road farm.

She stayed Feb. 1 to March 25. But within a few weeks, said Kingston, she knew it wasn't going to work out.

"He's a very private person," she said. "He liked his life exactly like it is."

DeHond admitted this week he never thought Kingston would actually get on a plane and travel 2,800 miles to meet him, let alone move in with him.

"I enjoyed my time with Kennedy," said DeHond, a divorced father of two. "I think an awful lot of her. But sometimes you mesh, and sometimes you don't."

DeHond said Kingston "could run circles around any debate. She buried me. She mentally exhausted me."

Kingston, who is divorced with three adult children, is back in California and staying with friends. She said she doesn't regret her romantic roll of the dice. In fact, she wants to put her story on the Internet. She also wants to collect stories from other people who have "taken a big leap of faith" for love. She may even write a book.

"I still want people to believe in happy endings, even though they don't always happen," said Kingston.

As for DeHond, he said he doesn't plan to pursue any of the other women whose letters and e-mails fill a box at his home. And he doesn't plan to plant another cornfield message.

"That would be like watching an episode of 'Seinfeld' twice," he said.
Interesting..


SPUCK  Friday Feb 16 05:58 AM

BTW That was from:
http://www.fingerlakes1.com/addedsto...0420070926.php



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