July 20, 2001
~~~ NOTE FROM CHRIS: ~~~
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The Top 12 Signs Your Parents Don't Approve of Your Date
- "Betty should be down in a minute... she's putting on her cold sore medicine. Say, son, you ever see a real hemorrhoid up close?"
- It's difficult to set the mood with that distracting red dot from Daddy's scope on his forehead.
- Mom keeps checking his head for sixes.
- After quietly bailing you out, they didn't bother sending the Secret Service guys back to get *him* out of jail, too.
- They just stare at him like they've never seen anyone with a pierced eyeball before.
- "So, Chris, is it? Listen, funny-boy, if you want to keep dating my little girl, you're going to have to get a REAL job."
- You roll in around midnight, and your mother's there waiting at the door with a field sobriety test and a syringe full of penicillin.
- They didn't even like him when he was *their* high school gym teacher.
- Every time they smell him coming, they start whistling the "Old Spice" theme.
- They insist that you go upstairs and change. Into a lesbian.
- Your dad keeps attaching refrigerator magnets to his face piercings.
and the Number 1 Sign Your Parents Don't Approve of Your Date...
- Dinner was going so well until your father said, "Tell your slut to pass the broccoli."
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Selected from 159 submissions from 62 contributors.
Today's Top Five List authors were:
- Steve Hurd, Oakland, CA -- 1 (16th #1) Hall of Famer
- Pat McCarley, Missouri City, TX -- 2, 12
- Bill Muse, Seattle, WA -- 3, RU list name Email / Hall of Famer
- Jeff Scherer, Brooklyn, NY -- 3 Email
- David Hyatt, New York, NY -- 4 Email / Website
- Mark Schmidt, Paris, France -- 5 Email
- Dan Johnson, Champlin, MN -- 6, 7 Website
- John Treusch, Burlington, NJ -- 8 Email
- Slick Sharkey, Miami, FL -- 9 Hall of Famer
- Reid Kerr, Carthage, TX -- 10 Email / Website
- Dave Goudsward, Harrisburg, PA -- 11 Email
- Dave Henry, Slidell, LA -- Topic Email
- Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ -- Banner Tag Email
- Lev L. Spiro, Los Angeles, CA -- HM list name Email / Hall of Famer
- Larry Hollister, Concord, CA -- List moderator
- Chris White, Los Angeles, CA -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
- Martin "Blind Tomato" Jackson, St. Louis, MO -- Ambience (explanation)