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Fighting Talk - Scam I Am


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Matt Nippert - working dog, Auckland
Monday, November 15, 2004

The say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And going I have been, much like a rampant infection of the clappers. As you might have noted, work has been keeping me busy, but fortunately some of the fruits of my labour have been allowed to fall to ground.
http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/11/matt-nippert-working-dog-auckland.html

Hamish McKenzie - first-timer, Dunedin
Monday, November 15, 2004

Students have managed to dislodge the usual sheep and grandmas from the front page of the Otago Daily Times today. And don't they look pretty? There's nothing like the luminous qualities of a good open fire to accentuate the colourful cheeks of inebriation.
http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/11/hamish-mckenzie-first-timer-dunedin.html

Lyndon Hood - harmless drudge, Lower Hutt
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

After all this time, it's become tempting to accept the default Pentagon-style terminology in discussing those chaps in the orange jumpsuits in Cuba. Since this can be confusing, I though I'd take this opportunity to provide a glossary.
http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/11/lyndon-hood-harmless-drudge-lower-hutt.html

Max Johns - Negotiator, Picton
Tuesday, November 09, 2004

One of the great things about the internet is the way you get to meet interesting people from all around the world, and have them offer you millions of dollars...
http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/11/max-johns-responsible-personality.html

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